This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly. Ä Click a topic Quick reference Contents Basic functions Basic shooting User Manual NX10 Extended shooting functions Playback/Editing Camera settings menu Appendixes Health and safety information Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera. Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution—situations that could cause damage to your camera or other equipment 2 Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information Safety warnings Do not use your camera near ﬂammable or explosive gases and liquids Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or ﬂammable chemicals. Do not store or carry ﬂammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the camera or its accessories. Keep your camera away from small children and pets Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well. Do not use the ﬂash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people or animals. Using the ﬂash too close to your subject’s eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage. Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care • Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your camera. • Never dispose of batteries in a ﬁre. Follow all local regulations when disposing of used batteries. • Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when overheated. Safety precautions Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly • Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty. 3 • Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high temperatures for an extended period of time. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components. • Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and internal components. • Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause serious damage to your camera. • Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on beaches or in other similar areas. • Protect your camera from impact, shock, bending, or press of heavy goods when you connect either cable or power code. It may damage your camera or cable or cause by electric shock or ﬁre. • Exercise caution when connecting cables or adaptors and installing batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors, improperly connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries and memory cards can damage ports, connectors, and accessories. • Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to improper use may not be covered by your warranty. • Do not use broken power cord, plug, or wall-outlet. It may cause by electric shock or ﬁre. temporary or permanent battery damage. • Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a soft cloth before inserting in your camera. • Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory card. • Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact or pressure. • Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with your camera. • Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card. Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from damage Allow only qualiﬁed personnel to service your camera • Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your batteries and can cause memory cards to malfunction. • Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as this can create a connection between the + and – terminals of your battery and lead to Do not allow unqualiﬁed personnel to service the camera or attempt to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results from unqualiﬁed service is not covered by your warranty. Use only Samsung-approved accessories Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera, cause injury, or void your warranty. Protect your camera’s lens • Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction. • Protect your lens from ﬁngerprints and scratches. Clean your lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth. Important usage information Ensure maximum battery and charger life • Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is ﬁnished, disconnect the cable from your camera. • Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged before use. • Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use. • Use batteries only for their intended purpose. Exercise caution when using the camera in humid environments 4 When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm and humid one, condensation can form on the delicate electronic circuitry and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour until all moisture has evaporated before using the camera. Check that the camera is operating properly before use The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of ﬁles or damage that may result from camera malfunction or improper use. Copyright information • Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term "High Deﬁnition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licencing LLC. • QuickTime® and QuickTime® logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under licence. • Camera speciﬁcations or contents of this manual may be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions. • For Open Source License information, refer to the “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM. Organization of the user manual Basic functions 12 Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting. Basic shooting 38 Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video. Extended shooting functions 50 Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. By using the shooting options, you can enjoy more customized pictures and movies. Playback/Editing 78 Learn how to play back photos, videos, and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to connect your camera to your computer, photo printer, TV, or HDTV. Camera settings menu 102 The camera use environment can be set to a desired state by using the setup menu. Appendixes Refer to settings, error messages, speciﬁcations, and maintenance tips. 109 Indications used in this manual Shooting mode Marking Smart Auto Program To select a shooting mode, you rotate the dial until the mode you want lines up with the hash mark on the camera. The diagram below shows the status has been changed to ( ). Aperture Priority Shutter Speed Priority Manual Currently selected shooting mode Night Portrait Landscape 5 The diagram below illustrates the shooting mode dial on the camera body. Scene Directional Keys in the User's Manual Movie When explaining the steps needed for navigating the menu, the up, down, left and right directional arrows are shown below. Shooting mode explanation shown next to the title [S] This shows that the functions explained can only be selected from within the shooting mode. In the case of the mode, this corresponds to only part of the scene. AF MF [W ] WB Ex) Adjusting exposure (brightness) Adjusting the exposure (brightness) The images can be taken bright or dark according to the amount of light. In this case, appropriate adjustment can be made by controlling the amount of light entered into the lens. S Applying - S0 S Applying + (Program), (Aperture priority), (Shutter priority), (Night), (Portrait), (Landscape), (Scene), or (Movie) mode. [X] ISO [T] Ex) Executing the 'Play' mode The user can check saved pictures and movies. 1 Press [ • ] Show most recently saved ﬁles. 2 Check the following pictures sequentially by using [X]. Menu display used in this manual Icons used in this manual Menu display of the photo shooting mode Symbol 1 Shooting 1( 2 3 1 1 2 3 Safety warnings and precautions 1) Shooting 2( Shooting 3( 2) 3) User setup ( Setting 1( 1) Setting 3( Setting 2( 1) 3) 2) [ ] Indicates a camera button, for example: [Shutter] represents the shutter button. ( ) Shows the reference page → Display when selecting a menu or option within the step Example: Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Quality. (represents select Shooting 1 ( 1), and then Quality) Menu display of the movie shooting mode 1 6 2 3 1 1 2 3 * Shooting 1( 1) Shooting 2( Shooting 3( Comment explaining symbols 3) Abbreviations used in this manual 2) Ex) Setting the image quality of movie ﬁle 1 Set the mode dial to 2 Explanation Additional information about the function . Press [MENU]. 3 Select Shooting1 ( Abbreviations Explanation AF (Auto Focus) Auto focus BKT (Bracketing) Bracketing DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Printing order mark 1) → Quality. 4 Select a desired image quality. EV (Exposure Value) Exposure value OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) Optical image stabilization ISO (International Standard for color negative ﬁlm) WB (White Balance) Film sensitivity White balance Expressions used in this manual 7 Pressing the shutter Exposure (Brightness) • Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down • Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down The amount of light that enters your camera determines the exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed, aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your photos will be darker or lighter. Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Normal exposure Subject, background, and composition • Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal, or still life • Background: the objects around the subject • Composition: the combination of a subject and background Background Composition Subject Overexposure (too bright) Quick reference Taking photos of people • mode → Beauty Shot f47 • Red-eye reduction f56 • Face Detection AF f64 Taking photos at night or in the dark 8 • mode f45 • Flash setting options f55 • ISO speed setting f59 Taking action photos • mode f42 • Continuous, Burst shooting f73 Taking photos of text, insects, or ﬂowers • mode → Close-up shot f39 • Using the White Balance f68 Adjusting the exposure (brightness) • • • • ISO speed setting f59 Adjusting exposure f66 Metering f67 BRK(Bracketing) f74 Applying a different effect • Picture Wizard f75 • Photo Style f88 Reducing camera shake • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) f35 • Viewing ﬁles by category in Smart Album f 81 • Deleting all ﬁles on the memory card f 83 • Viewing ﬁles as a slide show f 84 • Viewing ﬁles on a TV or HDTV f 92 • Connecting your camera to a computer f 93 • Adjusting sound and volume f 104 • Adjusting the brightness of the display f 104 • Changing the display language f 104 • Setting the date and time f 106 • Formatting the memory card f 105 • Troubleshooting f 115 Contents Basic functions .................................................... 12 9 Unpacking................................................................. 13 Title and role of each part .......................................... 14 Diopter adjustment dial/eye-cup/Status lamp........... 16 Description for each part of the lens ......................... 17 Preparations before shooting .................................... 18 Charging the battery ................................................. 18 Installing the battery.................................................. 19 Installing the memory card ....................................... 20 Mounting/dismounting the lens ................................ 21 Connecting the strap ................................................ 22 Turning on the power and initialization ...................... 23 Icons ........................................................................ 25 Option/menu selection method ................................. 26 Using the dial............................................................ 26 Using [Fn] ................................................................. 27 Setting the display and sound ................................... 28 Changing the display type ........................................ 28 Setting user display .................................................. 29 Setting the sound ..................................................... 29 Setting the screen display ........................................ 30 Simple picture-taking method ................................... 31 Tips for getting a clearer photo.................................. 32 Holding your camera correctly .................................. 32 Image stabilization .................................................... 32 Half-pressing the shutter button ............................... 32 Getting your subject in focus .................................... 33 Setting the automatic/manual focus function............ 34 Zooming ................................................................... 34 Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ............................... 35 Using the OIS in the menu option ............................ 36 Depth preview .......................................................... 37 Basic shooting ..................................................... 38 Using the Smart Auto mode...................................... 39 Using the Program mode .......................................... 40 Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode ........................................................ 41 Using the Aperture Priority mode.............................. 41 Aperture value .......................................................... 41 Using the Shutter Priority mode ................................ 42 Shutter speed........................................................... 42 Using the Manual mode ........................................... 43 Using the Night/Portrait/Landscape mode ................ 45 Using the night mode ............................................... 45 Using the portrait mode ............................................ 45 Using the landscape mode....................................... 45 Using the Scene mode.............................................. 46 Using the Beauty Shot mode .................................. 47 Recording a Movie .................................................... 48 Setting the aperture value......................................... 48 To fade out the screen ............................................. 48 Using the Wind Cut .................................................. 49 Contents Extended shooting functions ............................... 50 10 Setting the resolution and quality .............................. 51 Setting a resolution ................................................... 51 Setting the image quality of the picture..................... 52 Setting the quality of movie....................................... 52 Noise reduction ........................................................ 53 Using the timer function ............................................ 54 Setting the timer function.......................................... 54 Taking a picture in a dark place................................. 55 Using the ﬂash popup button ................................... 55 Setting the ﬂash option ............................................. 55 Using the red-eye ﬁx function ................................... 56 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain ........................................... 56 Adjusting the amount of ﬂash light ............................ 57 Using an external ﬂash unit (purchased separately) .. 58 Adjusting the ISO sensitivity...................................... 59 Focusing methods .................................................... 60 Changing the Focusing methods.............................. 60 AF Priority ................................................................. 60 Using the AF assist light ........................................... 61 Changing the focus area .......................................... 61 Setting the focus of the selected area ...................... 62 Setting the MF Assist................................................ 63 Face detection .......................................................... 64 Normal face detection .............................................. 64 Self-portrait face detection ....................................... 65 Brightness and color adjustment of picture ............... 66 Adjusting the exposure (brightness) .......................... 66 Exposure adjustment................................................ 66 Changing the brightness measurement method....... 67 Setting the white balance ......................................... 68 Color space .............................................................. 71 Smart range ............................................................. 72 Changing the shooting method ................................. 73 Successive shooting method and timer setup .......... 73 Detailed bracket setup ............................................. 74 Special effect/photo retouching ................................ 75 Picture wizard........................................................... 75 Key Mapping ............................................................. 77 Setting the Key Mapping .......................................... 77 Contents 11 Playback/Editing .................................................. 78 Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ..... 101 Play (picture/movie) ................................................... 79 Viewing pictures in the play mode ............................ 79 View ﬁles in the smart album by category ................. 81 Converting into the thumbnail view ........................... 81 File protection ........................................................... 82 Deleting a ﬁle ............................................................ 82 Enlargement/reduction ............................................. 84 View a movie ............................................................ 85 Picture editing ........................................................... 87 Changing the resolution............................................ 87 Rotating.................................................................... 87 Red-eye ﬁx ............................................................... 88 Adjusting the backlight ............................................. 88 Picture style .............................................................. 88 Face retouching........................................................ 88 Setting the print info (DPOF) ..................................... 89 Viewing ﬁles on a TV or HDTV ................................... 91 Transferring ﬁles to your computer ............................ 93 For Windows users................................................... 93 For Mac users .......................................................... 96 Using Samsung Master ............................................ 97 Using the Samsung RAW Converter ......................... 98 Correcting the exposure ........................................... 99 Handling the JPEG/TIFF ﬁles as you edit RAW ﬁles .. 100 Saving the RAW ﬁles into JPEG or TIFF format ...... 100 Camera settings menu....................................... 102 Camera settings menu ............................................ 103 Sound .................................................................... 104 Display.................................................................... 104 Normal setup 1....................................................... 105 Normal setup 2....................................................... 106 Normal setup 3....................................................... 107 Appendixes ........................................................ 109 Error messages ....................................................... 110 Camera maintenance .............................................. 111 Cleaning your camera............................................. 111 About memory cards.............................................. 112 About the battery.................................................... 113 Before contacting a service center .......................... 115 Camera speciﬁcations ............................................. 118 Lens speciﬁcations .................................................. 122 Accessories (optional items) .................................... 123 Index ....................................................................... 125 Basic functions Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting. Unpacking …………………………………………………13 Title and role of each part ………………………………14 Preparations before shooting ……………………………18 Turning on the power and initialization …………………23 Option/menu selection method …………………………26 Setting the display and sound……………………………28 Simple picture-taking method……………………………31 Tips for getting a clearer photo …………………………32 Unpacking Check your product box for the following items. 13 Camera (Body cap, eye-cup, Hot-shoe cover included) USB cable Quick Start Manual Charger/AC power cable Battery The actual components or optional parts may differ from the illustrations above. For information about optional items, see “Accessories (optional items).” (p. 123) Strap Software installation CD (including user's manual) Title and role of each part Mode dial (p. 5) Drive mode button (p. 73) Hot-shoe cover (p. 58) Green button* Hot-shoe (p. 58) Dial (p. 26) Diopter adjustment dial (p. 16) Built-in flash (p. 55) Shutter button (p. 7) Power switch (p. 23) 14 AF-assist light /timer lamp (p. 61) Flash button (p. 55) Lens mount index (p. 21) Depth preview button (p. 37) Lens mount (p. 21) Strap holder (p. 22) Lens removal button (p. 21) Body cap (p. 21) Image Sensor DC-IN port * Use the green button [ HDMI port (p. 92) ]. The following setup values are initialized if the button for shooting. is pushed once in the standby state Program shift / Detailed setup of picture wizard / Fine tuning of white balance / Color Temp. setting value / Adjusting the colors of screen menu / Timer / Flash EV / When selecting or setting AF, shift the changed focus area to the center / Bracketing setup Shutter release connection port USB/AV OUT Port (p. 94) Title and role of each part Eye-cup (p. 16) Viewfinder AEL button (p. 77) MENU button (p. 26) EV button (p. 43) Eye sensor* 15 Display DISP button (p. 28) Function(Fn) button (p. 27) Status lamp (p. 16) Direction key (p. 5) Memory card cover Tripod mount Delete/Picture wizard button (p. 82) Playback button (p. 79) Battery chamber cover (p. 19) * Use of eye sensor This product will automatically convert to EVF when the users try to use the view-finder (EVF) by operating the eye sensor in Auto Select mode and all the information will be shown on the viewfinder. Do not cover the eye sensor with your hands or materials. Memory card slot Title and role of each part Diopter adjustment dial/Eye-cup/ Status lamp 16 Eyesight adjustment dial Use of Diopter adjustment dial It is possible to adjust the viewfinder appropriate for the eyesight of user. If the image is not shown clearly through the viewfinder, move the eyesight adjustment dial in the left/right direction to have a clear view. Removal of Eye-cup When the camera is shipped, the eyecup is attached to the viewfinder. Push the Eye-cup up as shown in the figure for removal. Eye-cup Status lamp Status lamp In the case of saving a picture or shooting a movie, this shows the operating status of the camera by blinking the status indicator lamp • Blinking: When saving photos, recording movies, being read by a computer or printer. • Steady: When there is no data transfer or when connecting to a computer or printer is complete. Title and role of each part Description for each part of the lens Lens contacts 17 Lens mount connecting point Zoom ring Lens hood mount Lens mount connecting point Lens AF/MF switch (p. 34) OIS switch (p. 35) Focus ring (p. 33) Lens Focus ring [SAMSUNG 30mm F2] [SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS] • When purchasing the lens separately, please contact a Samsung service center to verify the compatibility of the camera an lens. • This information in this user manual is based on the SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens. Please refer to the lens user manual for more information about the lens. Preparations before shooting Charging the battery Please charge the battery fully before using this product. CHARGE Please make the connections as in the following ﬁgure. 1 AC power code INSERT INSERT Charging lamp 2 18 INSERT Charger • To remove the battery from the charger, lift slightly in the direction of the arrow. • Please use designated charger or batteries for proper use. SAMSUNG is not responsible for any accident that may occur from using a product other than designated. Color of charge lamp Red Green Turned off, or Yellow Charging status Charging Fully charged Charging error Preparations before shooting Installing the battery 1 19 3 Open by pushing in the direction of the arrow Close by pushing down in the direction of the arrow. When taking out the battery, pull down slightly on the lock lever. You can then remove the battery. 2 Lock lever Preparations before shooting Installing the memory card 1 3 20 2 After checking the direction of metal terminal, you can insert the memory card. • To remove the memory card, push the card slightly in the direction of insertion. • Please do not remove the memory card or battery while the status indicator lamp is blinking. It may cause loss of data or product damage. Preparations before shooting Mounting/dismounting the lens Dismounting the lens Please remove the lens mount cover and body cap prior to the installation of lens. After matching the lens mount index (red) of camera body with the point (red) of lens mount, join the lens by turning the lens clockwise until it clicks. When removing the lens, turn the lens counter clockwise while holding down the lens dismount button. 21 Before mounting the lens Lens mounting Lens mount connecting point • Mounting or dismounting the lens while the camera is powered off is desirable to ensure the stable operation of the lens. • SAMSUNG is not responsible for any accident, damage, or trouble caused by using other company's lens. • The body cap protects the product from scratches or dust when you transport it. • Change lenses in a clean, low dust environment. Foreign particles inside the body or lens of the camera can cause the camera to malfunction. • When mounting the lens, please do not touch the inner part of the camera with your ﬁnger. Dust or foreign particles inside the camera can affect image quality or cause the camera to malfunction. Preparations before shooting Connecting the strap Connecting the strap to the camera body so you can carry the camera easily. 22 Turning on the power and initialization When turning the power on/off, please set the power switch to ON/OFF. When you turn on the camera for the ﬁrst time, the camera may ask you to set the language and date. 1 Press [T] to select Language, and then press [ ]. 2 Press [S/T/W/X] to select a language, and then press [ ]. 2 Date Date & Time • 2010 1 1 The screen appears in the language you selected. Time Zone 23 Time 00 : 00 2 Language English Date Date & Time 2010 1 1 Time Zone MENU Exit OK Change Time 00 : 00 Language English MENU Exit OK Change 3 Press [S/T] to select Date, and then press [ ]. 4 Press [S/T/W/X] to set the date, and then press [ ]. 2 Date Date & Time 2010 1 1 Time Zone Time 00 : 00 Language English MENU Exit OK Change Turning on the power and initialization 5 6 Press [T] to select Time Zone and then press [ ]. Select a desired world time zone by pressing [W/X]. Time Zone 2 24 London [GMT +00:00] 2010/01/01 01:10 AM MENU Back 7 8 9 10 DST To set daylight saving time, press [S]. Press [S] again to disable. Press [ ] to save. Press [T] to select Time, and then press [ ]. Set desired time by pressing [S/T/W/X], and then press [ ]. Date & Time 2 2010 1 1 Date Time Zone Time 00 : 00 Language English MENU Exit OK Change 11 Press [MENU] to ﬁnish setting. Turning on the power and initialization All the details shown on the view ﬁnder will appear identically on the display. By using the live view function, the user can take a picture conveniently without having to look through the viewﬁnder. The icons shown on the screen are for when the OIS and AF/MF switches on the lens are in use. Icons A 12:00 00AM AM 2010.01.01 14M B Information display C SF Shooting mode B Shooting option display(left) 14M RGB 25 Focus checking ISO 3 2 1 0 1 2 + AEL E 3 AEL AFFL AFL F 0001 A 3 2 SF Image quality Flash Movie quality 15 Shutter speed Focus area F3.5 Aperture value Flash OIS 15 F3.5 Size Movie size Movie shooting mode 1 0 1 2 + 3 Flash light adjustment Adjusted value of exposure RGB AEL/AFL setting 0001 Smart range Possible no. of shots OIS Battery information Displays no-insertion of memory card Warning of camera shake 12:00AM 2010.01.01 Time, date and year info OIS Voice recording Fader Wind Cut C Shooting option display(right) Focus indicator ମGGଯ Color space Drive mode Spot metering area Timer AF zone AF mode Histogram White balance Grid display White balance adjustment ISO The display shows the icons for the currently selected option. ISO Metering option Picture wizard Option/menu selection method After pressing [MENU], you can select an option or menu by pressing [S/T] or [ ]. 1 Press [MENU] in the Shooting mode. 2 You can select a desired option or menu by pressing [S/T/W/X] or [ ]. OK button, Setting Selection AF AF/MF setting, Menu navigation (S) Using the dial The user may change the menu setting's value by either using the dial or move the menu screen to a desired direction. For example when taking a picture in the shutter speed priority mode, this allows you to quickly adjust the desired shutter speed. Example. Using the dial in the S mode 26 1 Set the Mode dial to S. 2 Adjust the shutter speed by turning the AF MF Metering method setting, Menu navigation (W) WB ISO White balance setting, Menu navigation (X) ISO setting, Menu navigation (T) 3 To save a selected option or menu, press [ ]. Return to the previous screen. To return to the previous menu screen, press [MENU]. The user can return to the state of shooting by pressing [Shutter]. dial. • The camera sets aperture value automatically according to the shutter speed you set. Option/menu selection method Using [Fn] 6 Press [S]. By pressing the [Fn] function button, you can easily access major functions such as Quality, Size, AF area, Flash, Color Space, Smart Range, and OIS. 7 Set the ﬂash intensity using the [W/X] or Example. Flash setting in the P mode dial. • You can adjust the intensity of the ﬂash by ±2 levels. 1 Set the Mode dial to P. 2 Press the [Fn] button on the body of 27 Fill in Displays the level of ﬂash intensity adjustment 0 camera. 3 Select Flash using the [W/X] or dial. Flash 14M SF -1 +1 -2 +2 RGB OIS 0 -1 +1 -2 +2 8 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 9 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. 14M SF RGB OIS 4 Press [S]. 5 Set the ﬂash menu option using the [W/X] or dial. Setting the display and sound Learn how to change basic display and sound settings according to your preferences. Changing the display type Viewing the function descriptions of menu You can select the icons and options the camera displays in the Shooting and Play modes by selecting a Display Type. • Press [DISP] repeatedly. DISP button 28 09:45 14M SF DISP ISO AF - MF WB OIS 20 F3.7 Shooting mode Playback mode 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 Press and hold [DISP]. The function descriptions of the menu appears on the screen. ? Photo Size Resolution and H/V ratio of images can be set. 2010.01.01 RGB 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select a menu option. ISO 0001 • Display all the shooting information except for User Display setting values. • Display all the shooting modes set by user. (p. 29) • Hide all the information except for shooting mode, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure, number of available shots, and battery information. • Display the shooting meta information. • Display the RGB histogram, currently selected histogram option, and date set. • Display shutter speed, aperture value, ISO, ﬁle in play, and total number of ﬁles saved. Setting the display and sound Setting the sound Setting user display You can add or remove shooting information from the display. 1 Press [MENU] in the shooting mode. 2 Select User setup ( 1) → User Display → an option. 09:45 09:45 5 14M 2010.01.01 2010 010.0 01 1.0 01 1 Grid 29 SFF S You can set the sound the camera makes when you press the OK button. 1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Setup2( 2) → Sound → System Volume → an option. Icon ISO RGB Off OIS 20 F3.7 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 Low, Medium, High 0001 Histogram Icon About histogram A histogram is a graph that shows the brightness distribution of picture. This represents a dark picture if the graph is inclined to the left and if the graph is leaning to the right, this represents a bright picture. The height of graph is related to the color information and the graph gets higher if a speciﬁc color is distributed more. ▲ Insufﬁcient exposure ▲ Balanced exposure ▲ Excessive exposure The camera makes no sound when you press [ ]. The camera makes a signal sound when you press [ ]. 3 Press [MENU] to return to the previous mode. Setting the display and sound Setting the screen display The screen display can be set according to the user’s convenience. 1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [MENU]. 30 2 Select Setting 3 ( 3) → Display Select 3 Select a desired option. 1 2 3 1 1 Display Select Auto Auto Select Video Out NTSC Main Display Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) EVF HDMI Size 2 3 On Auto Firmware Update MENU Back OK Set Auto Select Convert between Main Display and EVF by eye sensor Main Display The screen will be shown only through Main Display EVF The screen will be shown only through EVF Simple picture-taking method Using the Smart Auto mode, you can take a picture easily with minimum setup. 1 Rotate the mode dial to . 3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. 14M SMART RGB OIS SMART 31 WHITE 0001 2 Align your subject in the frame. All the details shown on the view ﬁnder will appear identically on the display. ● ● Green: Focus is set. Red: Focus is not set. 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. • Please refer to the "Tips for getting a clearer photo" (p. 32) to take a clear picture. 14M • Press [ ] to see the saved images on the screen. RGB OIS SMART WHITE 0001 Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Half-pressing the shutter button Please make sure that your hand, hair, and strap do not interfere with the lens or ﬂash. In order to check in advance whether the focus of composition is set appropriately, please use the half-shutter function. If you press the shutter halfway down, the focus and exposure will be adjusted automatically. 32 14M SF Image stabilization ISO RGB • To avoid the blurring effect of camera shake, set the optical Image Stabilization (OIS) function. (p.35) OIS 125 F3.5 3 2 1 0 1 2 Shows the shutter speed and aperture value being set. + 3 0001 Focus frame • If green, take the picture by pressing the [Shutter]. • If red, either change the composition or adjust the focus again since the focus is not correctly set. Getting your subject in focus Under the following circumstances, it may be difﬁcult to get your subject in focus when: • When the color contrast is not clear (When someone is wearing clothes similar in color to the background) • When the subject is in front of a strong backlight • When the subject generates strong reﬂected light • When there is a horizontally repeated line pattern (window blinds, etc.) • When the subject is not located in the center • When there is a ﬂat white wall behind the subject which does not have speciﬁc patterns. • When there is a fast moving subject. • When the subject is too close to the camera. 33 Using the manual focus If the auto focus function does not operate normally due to the environmental factors, your can set the lens to Manual Focus (MF) and adjust the focus manually. When the lens’ focus method is set to Manual Focus (MF), this function helps focus the subject by expanding the screen automatically. If the focus is adjusted by using the expanded image, the focus can be adjusted more accurately. (p. 63) • Use the [AF/MF] control switch on the lens to switch the camera to manual focus. Please try to use the focus lock function. Adjust the focus by using the half-shutter function where the camera can focus easily. Then, simply press the [Shutter] button after moving the camera to a desired composition. Keep pressing and holding down the half-shutter until you actually make a photo shot. • If the lens doesn't have an AF/MF switch you may be able to select Manual Focus in the AF mode menu. • The availability of this option differs, depending on the lens you are using. • When you adjust the focus manually, the picture may appear blurred if you don't set the focus accurately. Take pictures after setting the focus accurately. • When using the manual focus function, the AF Area is not available to use. • In the movie shooting mode, you can not set the focus by using the expanded image. Under the half-shutter state, press the [AEL] button of the camera to ﬁx the exposure value and focus information at the same time according to the setting. To cancel the function, press the [AEL] button once more. (p. 77) Setting the automatic/manual focus function You can set the camera to adjust focus automatically or manually by using the AF/MF switch on the side of the lens. 1 Using automatic focus Set the AF/MF switch of the lens to AF. The focus adjusts automatically when you press the shutter button half way down. 2 Using manual focus 34 Set the AF/MF switch of the lens to MF. You can adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring. Some lens models do not have the AF/MF switch. Please consider this when purchasing a lens. (p.60) Zooming 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 the image to the desired size, and then take a picture. 1 Check the focus, and then turn the zoom ring to the left/right. x The focal length of the lens changes and the subject appears enlarged or reduced. 2 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. 3 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Since the focus can change slightly when you zoom in or out, we recommend you adjust the focus again prior to taking a picture. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) Use the optical image stabilization (OIS) function when taking pictures to minimize camera shake and improve focus. Using the OIS switch of lens The OIS function can be used only in the case that the lens in use has the OIS function. To use this function, please set [OIS] to ON. OIS ON ▲ Before applying OIS 35 ▲ After applying OIS OFF Using the OIS in the menu option After setting the OIS switch, select the OIS function in the menu option 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting3 ( 3/ 3) → OIS → an option. OIS OIS 36 Mode 1 The OIS function is applied only when pressing the shutter in full or half. Mode 2 The OIS function is always applied. • The OIS function may not work well in the following situations: - When you take a picture while tracing a moving object - When a big vibration occurs beyond the range of stabilization - When the shutter speed is too slow due to a circumstance like night shooting - When the battery capacity is not sufﬁcient - When you are shooting a close-up shot • When you use a tripod, please disable the OIS function since the image can be shaken due to the vibration of OIS function. • If the camera is struck or dropped while you are taking a picture, the display can be impaired. If this occurs, turn the camera off and then on, and the camera should operate normally again. • Since the battery consumption can increase along with the use of OIS function, it is recommended to use the function only if needed. • To set the OIS function by using the menu, set [OIS] of lens to ON. This function may not operate depending on the lens model. • The function can be set directly by pressing [Fn] in the shooting mode. Depth preview When you are not using the depth preview function, you can only see the subject through the camera in the condition of the maximum aperture (minimum f-number) in the shooting mode. Use the Depth of Field Preview function before taking a picture to view the depth of ﬁeld of the scene as it looks with the lens set to its current f-stop number. 1 Press the [Depth Preview] in the Shooting mode. What is the depth of ﬁeld? When you focus on a speciﬁc subject, there is a range in which objects closer and further away are all in focus. This focused range is called the depth of ﬁeld. The wider the wide-angle lens, the higher the aperture value, the greater the depth of ﬁeld. For example, the aperture stop, f 11 is higher than f 2.8. 37 Depth preview button 2 You can check the depth of ﬁeld result Current position of the subject 10 meters 6 meters actually taken through the display and viewﬁnder. 4 meters 2 meters 1 meters S This refer to an appropriate range of focus when the depth of ﬁeld is deep. You can set the function of a button differently by using the Key Mapping menu option. (p. 77) Current position of the subject 10 meters 6 meters 4 meters 2 meters 1 meters S This refer to an appropriate range of focus when the depth of ﬁeld is shallow. Basic shooting Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video. Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………… 39 Using the Program mode …………………………… 40 Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode ……………………………………… 41 Using the Night/Portrait/Landscapee mode ……… 45 Using the Scene mode ……………………………… 46 Recording a Movie …………………………………… 48 Using the Smart Auto mode The smart auto mode allows taking pictures under an optimized condition since the camera recognizes various photographing conditions automatically. Therefore, even a beginner can use the camera easily. . 1 Rotate the mode dial to 2 Align your subject in the frame. • Sunset shot Blue sky shot The camera automatically detects the type of scene and displays the corresponding scene icon in the display. 14M 14M 39 SMART RGB OIS SMART WHITE 0001 The camera displays the scene icon corresponding to the scene it detects. Outdoor landscape shot Highly bright background shot Night landscape shot Outdoor portrait shot at night Backlight landscape shot without a man Portrait shot under backlight Portrait shot Close-up shot Close-up character shot Nature shot such as forest and leaves Close-up shot for the subject with various colors Close-up portrait shot With the camera on a tripod, a shot of a subject that does not move for a period of time. Shot of fast moving subject or subject that moves frequently. • If the camera does not detect a type of scene, it takes pictures with the basic settings of the mode. • Even if it detcts a face, the camera may not select portrait mode because of the orientation and brightness of the face. • The camera may not recognize a scene because of adverse photograph conditions such as bad lighting, camera shake, and subject distance. • The camera may not recognize the mode, even if the camera is on a tripod, depending on the movement of the subject. 3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Using the Program mode In the program mode, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and aperture value to maintain the correct exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to P. 2 Set options. • For a list of options, refer to “Extended shooting functions.”(p. 50) 14M What is the program shift method? If this function is used, desired shutter speed and aperture value can be selected while maintaining the same brightness. The shutter speed and aperture value are changed as in the following rules. The available aperture numbers for exposure setting is different depending on the lens model. SF 40 Dial direction ISO RGB Left Right Increased shutter speed + decreased aperture OIS 15 F3.5 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 0001 3 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Changing the exposure value Decreased shutter speed + increased aperture Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode By using the aperture value of adjusting light volume and shutter speed, you can take pictures of desired exposure. As for the shooting modes that allows adjusting the aperture value and shutter speed, there are the aperture priority mode, shutter speed priority mode, and manual mode. Using the Aperture Priority mode Aperture value The Aperture Priority mode lets you to set the aperture value manually while the camera automatically selects an appropriate shutter speed. The aperture value of a lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the image sensor. When opening the aperture (reduce the aperture value), objects closer and further away than the focused subject will be out of focus. When closing the aperture (increase the aperture value), the range in focus expands forward and backward. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to A. 2 Rotate the dial to adjust the aperture 41 value. 14M SF ISO RGB OIS A 20 F3.5 F4 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 0001 3 Set options. • For a list of options, refer to “Extended shooting functions.”(p. 50) 4 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. ▲ Increased aperture ▲ Reduced aperture value (narrower opening) value (wider opening) Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode Using the Shutter Priority mode Shutter speed The Shutter Priority mode lets you set the shutter speed manually while the camera automatically selects an appropriate aperture value. Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open. You can creat many interesting effects by adjusting the shutter speed. A low shutter speed blurs motion on the image. You can feel the speed in the picture when the low shutter speed is used for a shot. A fast shutter speed is essential for capturing the movement. A faster shutter speed froze the subject in its movement. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to S. 2 Rotate the dial to adjust the shutter speed. 42 14M SF ISO RGB OIS S 250 F3.7 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 0001 3 Set options. • For a list of options, refer to “Extended shooting functions.”(p. 50) 4 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. ▲ Slow shutter speed ▲ Fast shutter speed Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode Using the Manual mode In the manual mode, you can take pictures by setting various shot options directly including the shutter speed and aperture value. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to M. 2 Rotate the dial to adjust the shutter speed. 43 3 Rotate the dial to adjust the aperture value while press and hold the [EV]. 4 Set desired shooting options. • For a list of options, refer to “Extended shooting functions.”(p. 50) 5 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 6 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Dial EV button • In the P (Program), S (Shutter Priority), or A (Aperture Priority) modes, when a value appears in red, it is outside the range of values that produces good pictures. P mode: Shutter speed and aperture value can appear in red. S mode: Shutter speed can appear in red. A mode: Aperture value can appear in red. • The camera can not set the ISO speed automatically in the M (manual) mode. Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode Using the bulb exposure By using the bulb exposure, you can set the shutter speed as long as you want. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to M. 2 Rotate the dial and set the shutter speed to Bulb. • 44 Bulb exposure indication appears next to the shutter speed of 30"(seconds). 14M SF ISO RGB OIS Bulb F3.5 3 00'00'' 0173 To adjust the aperture value, press and hold the [EV] while rotating the dial. 4 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. • The exposure time continues until you ﬁnish holding the [Shutter]. Press and hold the [Shutter] for desired time. As soon as you ﬁnish holding the [Shutter], the shooting is complete. • To improve image stability in the Bulb Exposure mode, we recommend you use a reliable tripod or shutter release (purchased separately). • With long exposures, the time the camera takes to save images gets longer as well. This is not a problem with the product and you do not need to replace the battery. • Before using Bulb Exposure to take long exposures, we recommend you fully charging the battery. • When you use Bulb Exposure to take long exposures, visual noise can occur. To control visual noise, we recommend you turn the Noise Reduction function on. The Noise Reduction function operates when the shutter exposure exceeds 1 seconds. • When you use Bulb Exposure, the Successive Shooting function is unavailable. • When you use Bulb Exposure, you can not set the ISO Speed to AUTO. Using the Night/Portrait/Landscape mode Using the night mode Using the portrait mode Night mode provides the optimal exposure settings for dark or night time environments. In Portrait mode, the camera automatically sets optimal portrait shot settings. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to . 2 Align your subject in the frame and half- 1 Rotate the Mode dial to . 2 Align your subject in the frame and half- press [Shutter] to focus. 45 3 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. When you use Night mode, we recommended you also use a tripod, shutter release, or Timer function (purchased separately) to minimize camera shake. press [Shutter] to focus. 3 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. In the portrait mode, the focus area is automatically set to the face as it is set to the Face Detection AF mode automatically. Using the landscape mode Landscape mode provides the optimal exposure and focus settings for natural landscapes. 1 Rotate the mode dial to . 2 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 3 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. In the landscape mode, the camera adjusts shutter speed automatically according to the aperture value. We recommend you use a tripod in case the camera selects a slow shutter speed setting. Using the Scene mode Since an appropriate option is set in advance by the scene, the shot can be taken conveniently by selecting a scene appropriate for the situation. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to 2 Select a scene. 46 . x Press [MENU] to select a scene. You can select a desired scene. x For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot mode.” 1 MENU Beauty Shot Back OK Set 3 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. If you have the camera set to Standby mode and the Mode dial set to , you can directly select a desired scene by pressing [Fn]. Using the Scene mode Using the Beauty Shot mode In the beauty shot mode, you can take pictures with options that make faces appear smooth and blemishfree. 47 . 1 Rotate the Mode dial to 2 Press [MENU]. 3 Select Shooting1 ( 1) → SCENE → x Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter. 1 2 3 1 Face Tone Beauty Shot. 4 7 Set options. Face Retouch Select Shooting3 ( 3) → Face Tone. 1 2 3 Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 5 Set options. x Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter. 1 2 3 1 Face Tone Level 1 Face Retouch Level 2 1 2 3 MENU Back OK Set 8 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 9 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Level 3 In the Beauty Shot mode, AF area is set to Face Detection AF or Self-Portrait AF. MENU Back OK 6 Select Shooting3 ( Retouch. Set 3) → Face Recording a Movie In the movie shooting mode, you can shoot videos in High Deﬁnition quality (1280x720). You can continue recording movies up to 25 minutes. The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) ﬁle. 1 Rotate the Mode dial to . You can set the aperture value when shooting a movie. 2 Press [MENU]. 3 Select Shooting1 ( 1) → Quality. 4 Set options. 48 Setting the aperture value 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting1 ( 1) → Movie AE Mode → an option. 5 Select Shooting3 ( 3) → Voice. 6 Select whether to record sound. 7 Press [Shutter] to start recording. The aperture value is adjusted automatically. Set the aperture value by using the A Aperture Priority dial before taking the movie. P Program To fade out the screen REC You can make the movie screen darker or brighter gradually in recording by using the fader function. 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU]. F3.5 2 Select Shooting3 ( 01:00 WWaWX 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 01:00 8 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. • Movie frame speed is ﬁxed at 30 fps (30 frames/sec). • While shooting a movie, push the [Depth Preview] button once to activate the AF function and once again to cancel the function. This function may not work depending on the lens you are using. 3) → Fader. Off Fader function not used In Scene gradually fades in when recording starts. Out In-Out Scene gradually fades out when recording ends The fader function is applied at the start and end of the scene. Recording a Movie • When you use the Fader function, it may takes longer to save images. Using the Wind Cut Use the wind noise removal function to remove some surrounding noise in addition to the wind noise. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 49 2 Select Shooting3 ( 3) → Wind Cut → an option. Pause while recording a movie By using the pause function, you can shoot only desired scenes into one ﬁle without generating several movie ﬁles. To pause during the recording, press [ • To continue on recording, press [ ]. ] again. • H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is the latest video coding format established in 2003 collaboratively by ISO-IEC and ITU-T. Since this format uses a high compression rate, more data can be saved in less memory space. • If you use a slow writing memory card, your movie's recording can be interrupted because the card can not process data at the rate the video is being shot. If this occurs, replace the card with a faster memory card or reduce the image size. • If you have the image stabilizer option on when shooting a movie, the camera may record the image stabilizer sound. • When the size of a movie ﬁle exceeds 4GB, the camera automatically stops recording. If this occurs, continue the movie by starting a new movie ﬁle. • When formatting a memory card, always format using this camera. If you format on another camera or a PC, you can cause a change in the capacity of the card or make it incompatible with your camera. • If you remove the camera lens while recording a movie, the recording will be interrupted. Do not change the lens while recording. • While you shoot a movie, the camera can record the sounds of the zoom mechanism working and the sounds the camera makes when you press the buttons. • If you change the shooting angle of the camera suddenly while shooting a movie, the camera may not be able to record images accurately. We recommend using a tripod when shooting a movie. In this way, you can minimize camera shake. • In the Movie Shooting mode, the camera supports only the Multi AF function. You can not use any other focus area setting functions, such as Face Detection AF. Extended shooting functions Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. By using the shooting options, you can enjoy more customized pictures and movies. Setting the resolution and quality …………………… 51 Using the timer function ……………………………… 54 Taking a picture in the dark place …………………… 55 Focusing methods …………………………………… 60 Face detection ………………………………………… 64 Brightness and color adjustment of picture ………… 66 Changing the shooting method ……………………… 73 Special effect/photo retouching ……………………… 75 Key Mapping …………………………………………… 77 Setting the resolution and quality You can also set the Resolution function by pressing [Fn] in the shooting mode. 3008 x 1688 When outputting to HDTV (16:9) (16:9) or printing A4 size prints Setting a resolution To capture the high level of detail and excellent image quality in your picture or video, it is a good idea to set the resolution to the highest setting. The main drawback is that the ﬁle size becomes relatively big. 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Photo Size → mode. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Movie Size → an option. an option. Picture size (display ratio) Setting video resolution 1 Press [MENU] in the Video Shooting Setting picture resolution 51 1920 x 1080 When outputting to HDTV (16:9) (16:9) or printing A5 size prints. Proper use 14M 4592 x 3056 For printing photos on A1 size (3:2) prints 640 3872 x 2592 For printing photos on A2 size (3:2) prints 320 10M 6M 3008 x 2000 For printing photos on A3 size (3:2) prints 2M 1920 x 1280 For printing photos on A5 size (3:2) prints 4592 x 2584 When outputting to HDTV (16:9) (16:9) or printing A1 size prints. 3872 x 2176 When outputting to HDTV (16:9) (16:9) or printing A3 size prints. 1280 (16:9) 640 (4:3) 320 (4:3) When outputting to HDTV When outputting to normal TV When uploading and using on the web Setting the resolution and quality You can also set the Quality function by pressing [Fn] in the shooting mode. Setting the image quality of a picture Setting the quality of a movie The camera saves movies in normal or high quality. The camera saves pictures in either in the JPEG or RAW format. The compression ratio is reduced as the image quality gets better. It is necessary to increase the ﬁle size to have a better quality picture. 52 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Quality → an option. SF Super Fine Set to super ﬁne quality F Fine N Normal RAW RAW RAW S.FINE S.Fine+RAW RAW FINE RAW NORMAL Set to ﬁne quality Set to normal quality Save in the RAW ﬁle format Save super-ﬁne image and RAW ﬁle at the same time Fine+RAW Save ﬁne image and RAW ﬁle at the same time Normal+RAW Save normal image and RAW ﬁle at the same time • The camera saves RAW ﬁ le format images without data loss and only in the 14M (4592 x 3056) photo size. Although settings for white balance, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, etc. are not reﬂected in the image, they are saved as information. If you want to save the RAW data into an image ﬁ le format such as JPEG or TIFF, use the provided software (SAMSUNG RAW Converter). RAW ﬁ les have an "SRW" extension. (For example: “SAM_9999.SRW”) 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting1 ( 1) → Quality → an option. Normal HQ Set normal quality Set high quality Setting the resolution and quality Noise reduction This function can be set to reduce the noise in pictures. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select User setup ( 1) → Noise Reduction → an option. This function reduces noise that High ISO NR may occur when you set a high- speed ISO (3200). 53 Long Term NR This function reduces noise when you set the camera for a long exposure (over 1 seconds). It requires additional processing time equal to the shutter speed you used to take the picture. When the Noise reduction function is disabled, there might be a noise in the recorded picture. Using the timer function The function can be set directly by pressing [ ] in the shooting mode. Setting the timer function 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → Drive. 3 Press [Fn] after selecting Timer. 4 Select the operation time by rotating the 54 dial or pressing [W / X]. • You can select the timer setting pressing of 2 ~ 30 seconds. 2 Timer 2 MENU Back 10 30 Reset 5 The shot is taken automatically after the time being set has passed by pressing [Shutter]. To cancel the self timer function, press [ more time, or press [Shutter]. ] one Taking a picture in a dark place The function can be set directly by pressing [Fn] in the shooting mode. Using the ﬂash popup button Setting the ﬂash option The ﬂash operates when you pop-up the built-in ﬂash by pressing the ﬂash button. When the ﬂash is closed, , , , it will not burst out the light and the and modes support automatic popup and ﬂash light. If a picture is taken in a dark place, the picture may appear to be dark since the light source is not sufﬁcient. Press [ ] to pop up the ﬂash. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → Flash → an option. 55 Off Flash button SMART 1 In the Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Align your subject in the frame and half- Smart Flash Auto Auto+Red press [Shutter] to focus. 3 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. • Even if you have opened the ﬂash using the 'Flash' button, the ﬂash will not work if you have the Flash Option in the menu set to Off. Fill in Fill-in Red 1st Curtain The ﬂash light doesn't operate. The camera automatically adjusts the brightness of the ﬂash according to the amount of light in the surrounding environment. The ﬂash light operates automatically in the dark place. The ﬂash light operates automatically and prevents the red-eye effect. • The ﬂash operates whenever you take a picture. • The brightness of the ﬂash is automatically controlled. The ﬂash operates whenever you take a picture and prevents the red-eye effect. The ﬂash operates immediately after the shutter opens. 2nd Curtain The ﬂash operates just before the shutter closes. • You can take a better picture if the subject is located within the operational range of the ﬂash. (Refer to the Guide Number in “Speciﬁcation,”) • You can set the auto ﬂash option for external ﬂashes on the NX-series models only. • The ﬂash options available differ, depending on the shooting modes. Taking a picture in a dark place Using the red-eye ﬁx function When you take a portrait using the ﬂash, the bright burst of light can cause the red-eye effect. To prevent the red eye effect, set the ﬂash option to Auto+Red or Fill-in Red. 56 • When you set the red-eye ﬁx function, the camera prevents red-eye by emitting a preliminary ﬂash prior to the brighter ﬂash it emits when capturing the image. • When the subject is moving or is far away from the camera at the time of the preliminary ﬂash, the function may not function well. 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain The following images were obtained by taking the pictures of straight-moving subject along with the respective options of 1st Curtain and 2nd Curtain. In case of using the 1st Curtain ﬂash function, the front part of action is remained clearly since the ﬂash will burst light immediately upon shutter opening. Since the ﬂash bursts the light at a later time when having used the 2nd Curtain option, the picture expresses the last image of the subject clearly. Ball moving direction S Use of early 1st Curtain option Ball moving direction S Use of 2nd Curtain option Taking a picture in a dark place Adjusting the amount of ﬂash light When setting a ﬂash option, you can adjust the brightness of the ﬂash. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 57 2) → Flash. 3 Press the [Fn] button after selecting a desired item. 4 Adjust the brightness of the ﬂ ash by rotating the dial or pressing [W / X]. • You can adjust ﬂash brightness by ±2 levels. 1 0 MENU Back +1 -2 +2 • The Flash Brightness Adjustment function is not available in some shooting modes. • If an external ﬂash unit has a ﬂash control function, the light control value of the external ﬂash is applied when you connect it to the camera. • If the distance from the subject is quite close when taking images by using the built-in ﬂash, part of the images may appear dark as the lens is interfered with the ﬂash light. Please check the distance between camera and subject when taking pictures. The distance interfered with ﬂash light may vary by the type of lens in use. • If you've installed a lens hood, the hood can block light from the built-in ﬂash. Please remove the lens hood when using the built-in ﬂash. Flash Exposure Value -1 • If the subject is too close, the ISO sensitivity is high, or the exposure value is too large or small, the adjustment effect will be reduced. Display the level of ﬂash light adjustment Reset Taking a picture in a dark place Using an external ﬂash unit (purchased separately) You can use the A-TTL auto ﬂash mode when you attach an external ﬂash unit (SEF20A or SEF42A) to the camera. This section of the user manual was prepared based on the model SEF20A ﬂash. 58 For more details about the external ﬂash units, see the ﬂash units user’s manual. Installing the ﬂash The available ﬂash modes The ﬂash modes available are determined by the camera lens or camera exposure mode you are using. 1 Smart Flash Mode • The camera automatically adjusts the brightness of the ﬂash according to amount of light in the surrounding environment. 2 Auto • The ﬂash operates automatically in dim or dark light. 3 Auto + Red • The ﬂash operates automatically in dim or dark light and prevents the red-eye effect. 4 Fill in • The ﬂash operates whenever you take a picture and its brightness is controlled automatically. 5 Fill-in Red • Always operates the ﬂash light, and prevents the red-eye effect. 6 1st Curtain • 1 Install the external ﬂash after removing the hot shoe cover. 2 Turn on the external ﬂash. • The ﬂash operates immediately after the shutter opens. 7 2nd Curtain • The ﬂash operates just before the shutter closes. • The burst mode of external ﬂash is set to the TTL auto mode. 3 Make sure the external ﬂash is fully charged, and then start shooting. • Only a ﬂash device manufactured for the NX series automatically adjusts the brightness of the ﬂash. To enjoy the auto mode functions, please use the ﬂash manufactured for NX models. Although the ﬂash ﬁres without the battery being fully charged, we recommend using the ﬂash only after you charge the battery fully. If an external ﬂash unit has a ﬂash control function, the light control value of the external ﬂash is applied when you connect it to the camera. Taking a picture in a dark place Adjusting the ISO sensitivity The ISO sensitivity, as the ﬁlm sensitivity established by the international standards organization (ISO), represents the degree of reaction when camera receives light. Since it reacts more sensitively with greater ISO value, a natural shot can be obtained in a dark place by raising the ISO value. This reduces the degree of camera shaking with faster shutter speed. 59 1 In the Shooting mode, [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → ISO → an option. • The higher the ISO speed you select, the more visual noise you may get. • When the noise reduction function is used, the noise caused by the high-sensitive ISO(3200) can be reduced. • The available ISO setting options may differ depending on the Shooting mode. • You can set the ISO directly by pressing [ISO] in the Shooting mode. Focusing methods Changing the Focusing methods AF Priority You can select a focusing method appropriate to the subject you are photographing. When you use the AF focusing function, the AF Priority function prevents the shutter from ﬁring if the focus is not appropriately set. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2/ 2) → AF Mode → an option. 60 When you press [Shutter] half way down, the focus ﬁxes in one position. When you hold the [Shutter] half-way down, the Continuous focus adjusts continually as the subject changes AF position. Single AF Manual Focus • • • • • Adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring. If your lens has an [AF/MF] switch, you can set the lens to MF and adjust the focus manually. If there is no AF/MF switch on the lens, you can switch to manual focus by selecting Manual Focus in the AF mode menu. The selectable option may differ according to the lens in use. When adjusting the focus manually, the picture may appear blurred if you don't set the focus accurately. Please take a picture after setting the focus accurately. (p. 32). You can also set the AF/MF function directly by pressing [ ] on top of the directional button while in Shooting mode. 2) → AF Priority → an option. Off On Camera takes a shot regardless of the focus. The camera takes a shot only if the focus is set correctly when you press the shutter button. Even if the focus is set correctly when you press the shutter half way, the camera will not take the shot if the focus is not set correctly when you press the shutter button fully. Even with AF Priority on, the Continuous and the Burst Shot options let the shutter ﬁre whether the focus is set correctly or not. Focusing methods Using the AF assist light Changing the focus area The auto focus functions more accurately in dark places when the AF assist light is on. The AF Area function changes the positions of the focus area or areas and can give you clearer, sharper pictures. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select User setup ( 61 Off On 1) → AF Lamp. AF assist light not used AF assist light turns on when light is not sufﬁcient. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → AF Area → an option. Selection AF Multi AF Face Detection AF Sets the focus appropriately for an area you have selected. Displays a green rectangle in all the Face places where focus is set correctly. Shows the areas that the focus is correctly set in the display. When the sound effect is heard at the Selftime of self-shot, you can check the Portrait AF position of the subject’s face. • The available options may differ by Shooting mode. • When you set the AF/MF switch on the lens to MF, you can not change the AF area using the Shooting menu. • When you select the Multi AF function, the AF areas that are in focus appear in green. • You can select this function directly by pressing [Fn] in the Shooting mode. Focusing methods Setting the focus of the selected area In the shooting composition, a shot may be taken by setting the focus to the area desired by user. 4 In the Shooting mode, press [ ]. 5 Press [S/T/W/X] to move the focus area. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → AF Area → Selection AF. 62 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 AF Mode AF Area Selection AF AF Priority Multi AF MF Assist Face Detection AF Drive Self-Portrait AF Flash MENU Back OK AF Zoom Move 6 Adjust the size of focus area by using the dial. Set 3 Press [MENU] to return to the previous mode. AF Zoom Move 7 Align your subject in the frame and halfpress [Shutter] to focus. 8 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Focusing methods Setting the MF Assist When the lens’ focus method is set to Manual Focus (MF), this function helps focus the subject by expanding the screen automatically. 1 Set the focus method to Manual Focus. 63 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → MF Assist 3 Select a desired option. 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 AF Mode AF Area AF Priority On MF Assist Off Drive On Flash MENU Back OK Set Off Do not enlarge the subject on screen when it is in Manual focus mode. On Enlarge the subject on screen when you adjust the focus in Manual focus mode Face detection When you use the Face Detection AF function, you can set the focus around a person's face when taking a portrait shot. This function can also be useful when shooting a self-portrait. Normal face detection 64 • Face detection may not be effective when. When you use the Face Detection AF option, the camera sets the auto focus based on the faces in the frame. - The subject is too far away - The light is too bright or dark - The subject is not facing the camera When the shooting composition is set, the camera automatically detects as many as 10 faces and sets the focus and exposure. - When part of the face is hidden by an object like sunglasses. - Part of the subject's face is hidden by sunglasses or similar objects - The subject makes a large facial expression - The light or backlight on the subject's face is not uniform 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → AF Area → Face Detection AF. • Depending on the Picture Wizard option, the camera may not recognize the subject’s face The focus frame is shown by white for the closest face and by gray for the rest of faces. • The options available may differ depending on the shooting mode. • This function is not available if you have selected such options as Manual Focus and Selection AF. • The face detection function works faster when the camera is closer to the subject. • When you use the Face Detection AF option, the white focus area is automatically set to focus. Face detection Self-portrait face detection With Self-Portrait AF on, the camera chirps rapidly when your face is in focus. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → AF Area → Self-Portrait AF. 65 3 Press [Shutter] if having an info sound of shooting. Check the focus of the subject in Shooting mode Brightness and color adjustment of picture Adjusting the exposure (brightness) The images can be taken bright or dark according to the amount of light. In this case, appropriate adjustment can be made by controlling the amount of light entered into the lens. 66 S Applying - S 0 shooting mode To adjust the exposure value, hold down the [ ] button, and then rotate the dial. • The adjustment value of exposure can be checked from the viewﬁnder and display. 3 Press the [Shutter] button to take a picture. 3 S Applying + 1 Check the accurate focus of subject in the 2 • When ﬁxing and using the exposure value being set, it may be excessively bright or dark according to the shooting environment. Please take a picture by adjusting the exposure value appropriate for the shooting environment. • When it is difﬁcult to judge an appropriate value of exposure, please set the detailed setting of AE BKT (successive shots of exposure increase/decrease). This takes 3 pictures successively, including one step darker one and one step brighter one (p. 73). • The camera displays the exposure warning in red for each step beyond the ±3 range. 2 Exposure warning 3 2 1 0 1 2 + 3 Decreased exposure Increased exposure (Darker) (Brighter) Standard exposure index Exposure level display Exposure adjustment You can set the size of the exposure adjustment. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select User setup ( 1) → EV Step → an option. 1/3 1/2 Change the exposure level by 1/3 step. Change the exposure level by 1/2 step. Brightness and color adjustment of picture Changing the brightness measurement method If the composition of image is set, the camera measures the amount of light. At this time, the brightness and overall mood of the picture may vary depending on how the measurement is made. 67 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 3 ( 3/ 3) → Metering → an option. • Calculate the amount of light in the center. • This is suitable when taking a portrait shot where there is a strong backlight. Spot • When the subject is not located in the center of the display, the subject can appear to be too bright or too dark. • This calculates the amount of light in the center portion of the shot and averages the result over the entire Centerimage. weighted • This is suitable when the area of the subject is large when compared to the overall composition of the picture. • Calculate the amount of light in multiple areas. Multi • Suitable for normal pictures. The function can be set directly by pressing [ ] in the shooting mode. Brightness and color adjustment of picture Setting the white balance Different light sources will affect the resulting color of your picture. To take a picture with colors close to what is seen with our own eyes, please select the white balance appropriate for the light source or manually adjust the color temperature desired. 68 In case of a light source that is difﬁcult to take in to effect, the shot can be taken by adjusting the white balance manually according to the picture-taking situation. Auto Daylight 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1/ 1) → White Balance → an option. Auto WB Daylight For shooting outdoors on a clear day. Cloudy For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day. Fluorescent White Daylight, ﬂuorescent lamp, suitable especially for the white ﬂuorescent light with the color temperature of about 4200K Fluorescent NW Daylight, ﬂuorescent lamp, suitable especially for the daylight ﬂuorescent lighting with the color temperature of about 5,000K Fluorescent Daylight Daylight, ﬂuorescent lamp, suitable especially for the daylight-like ﬂuorescent lighting with the color temperature of about 6,500K Tungsten Cloudy Incandescent bulb The camera automatically selects the optimal white balance settings. For shooting under halogen lamps and standard, incandescent bulbs. Flash WB Suitable when using the built-in ﬂash light. Custom Set To create a custom white ballance setting. Color Temp. To set the color temperature manually. The function can be set directly by pressing [WB] in the shooting mode. Brightness and color adjustment of picture Fine adjustment of the white balance 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1/ 1) → White Balance. 3 Select a White Balance option, and then 69 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( press [Fn]. 1 User setup method If the shot is taken after setting the composition of white paper, ﬁlled in full frame, an appropriate white balance value is set according to the measured light source. 1/ 1) → White Balance. WB Adjust 3 Select Custom Set, and then press [Fn]. 4 After setting the composition to show only MENU Back Reset • • • • G: Green A: Amber M: Magenta B: Blue the white paper, press [Shutter]. 4 Adjust a desired white balance by using the dial or [S/T/W/X]. 5 Press [ ] to save. White paper Brightness and color adjustment of picture Adjusting the color temperature What is color temperature? You can change the white balance by adjusting the color temperature. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1/ 1) → White Balance. 70 Color temperature refers to the temperature that has expressed the color change of light in the absolute temperature (K). This can express cold sense with the rising color temperature and warm sense with the falling color temperature. Clear sky 3 Select the Color Temp. option, and then press [Fn]. 4 Set desired color temperature by rotating Fluorescent_H Cloudy Daylight the dial or pressing [W/X]. 1 Fluorescent_L K Adjust Halogen lamp Incandescent bulb 5500K Candle light MENU Back 5 Press [ ] to save. Reset Brightness and color adjustment of picture Color space What is color space? You can set the color space the camera uses. The image In/Output devices such as digital camera, monitor and printer hold different ranges of reproducing each color. 1 Press [MENU] in the shooting mode. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Color Space → an option. 71 RGB sRGB Set the color space to sRGB. RGB Adobe RGB Set the color space to Adobe RGB. • When you set the color space to Adobe RGB, the camera saves picture ﬁles in the "_SAMXXXX.JPG" format. • You can set the Color Space function directly by pressing [Fn] in the Shooting mode. The possible range of color reproduction is referred to as color space. Several standards of color space are ﬁxed for each device. This camera support sRGB and Adobe RGB. sRGB is diversely used in the devices like computer. It is recommended to use sRGB for regular images. sRGB standards for International standard of color space established by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). This is deﬁned from color space for PC monitors and is also used as the standard color space for Exif. Adobe RGB is the color space recommended by Adobe Systems, Inc. for commercial printing and has wider range of color reproduction than sRGB. Adobe RGB covers most of the color range so colors only available when printed are not lost when editing images from a computer. When image is opened by non-compatible software, the colors look lighter. Brightness and color adjustment of picture Smart range Smart Range automatically corrects for the loss of bright detail that can occur due to shading differences in the picture. 72 ▲ Canceling smart range ▲ Use of smart range 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 3 ( 3) → Smart Range → an option. • When you turn on Smart Range, you cannot select the ISO 100 option. • The Smart range function is not available in some shooting modes, and it may automatically operate while you use the and shooting options. • You can set the Smart Range function directly by pressing [Fn] in the Shooting mode. Changing the shooting method It can be difﬁcult to take a picture of a fast moving object, a quick facial expression, or the rapid motion of a person. In this case, please select the successive shooting option appropriate for the situation. Successive shooting method and timer setup Single Take one photo shot whenever you press the shutter. Take shots successively while pressing and Continuous holding down the shutter, possible to take 3 shots per second Press the shutter button and the camera takes up to 30 Burst shots in a row. Press the shutter button and the camera takes a picture within 2 Timer to 30 seconds. (in increments of 1 second). AE BKT 73 When the shutter is pressed the camera will take 3 consecutive shots, the original and 2 more with different white balance settings. When the shutter is pressed, the camera will take 3 consecutive P Wiz BKT shots; all three will have different picture wizard settings. You can select the successive shooting option appropriate for the situation. WB BKT 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 2 ( 2) → Drive → an option. Drive mode button You can set this option directly by pressing the [ the Shooting mode. When you press the shutter, the camera takes 3 consecutive shots: the original, one a step darker, and one a step lighter. ] in • The options may differ depending on the Shooting mode. • The WB BKT and P Wiz BKT functions correct the image after you take the shot. • If you set the photo quality to the RAW format, you can not use the bracketing options (WB BKT, P Wiz BKT). • When you select the Burst shooting option, you can not select the image size, and the image quality is ﬁxed at 1472x976. Also, when you are shooting using the Burst option, the camera can take longer to save the images. • With the Burst shooting option, the camera can not save images in the RAW ﬁle format. Also, you can not set the ISO to 100. • Both the built-in and external ﬂash do not ﬁre when you use the Burst shooting option. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/30 Sec or faster when the Burst shooting option is in use. • This product supports Burst Shooting mode which takes up to 30 shots per second. The images taken in Burst Shooting can be saved with a little bit enlarged size. Changing the shooting method Detailed bracket setup The details for the exposure, white balance and picture wizard of bracket shot can be set. AE BKT Set When using the exposure BKT function, this allows setting the image shot sequence and exposure interval. BKT Order: Set the shooting orders BKT Area: Set the exposure steps WB BKT Set When using the WB BKT function, this allows setting the adjusted interval of white balance value. Example) MG-/+3 adjusts the Magenta value of 3 steps minus or plus. 1 Press [MENU] in the shooting mode. 2 Select Shooting 3 ( 3) → BKT Set → an option. 74 3 BKT Set AE BKT Set WB BKT Set AB -/+3 When using the picture wizard BKT P Wiz BKT Set function, this allows setting the shot P Wiz BKT Set order. MENU Exit OK Change 3 Select the detailed options. 3 P Wiz BKT Set Standard Vivid Portrait Landscape Forest Retro Select OK Set Special effect/photo retouching 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. Picture wizard The Picture Wizard function lets you select various looks and emotional moods for your pictures. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Picture Wizard → an option. T Example Vivid Color ■ Saturation 0 Sharpness 0 Contrast 0 75 V Standard Vivid Portrait MENU Exit P L F R Cool CA Move 3 Adjust the detailed items of picture wizard that were selected by using [S/T/W/X]. • Landscape Forest Retro You can control the color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast. 4 Set to a desired value. • The option can be set directly by pressing the [ ] button of camera in the shooting mode. Cool Calm Classic Special effect/photo retouching Custom picture wizard setup You can choose the customize options and then save images in 3 different ways. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Shooting 1 ( 1) → Picture Wizard → Custom → an option. Custom1 76 Color ■ Saturation 0 Sharpness 0 Contrast 0 P L F MENU Exit R Cool CA Classic C1 Move 3 Adjust the Picture Wizard value by using [S/T/W/X] • You can control the color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast. 4 Set to a desired value. Key Mapping What is AEL function? Setting Key Mapping The function of camera button can be changed. 1 In the Shooting mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select User setup ( 1) → Key Mapping → an option. 77 AEL Preview You can choose among three settings for the [AEL] button: - AEL, which executes the auto exposure lock function. - AFL, which executes the auto focus lock function. - AEL + AFL, which executes the auto exposure and focus lock functions together. You can chose between two settings for the Depth Preview button: - One-Touch WB which executes the Custom White Balance function. - Optical Preview which executes the Depth of Field Preview function for the current aperture value. • While shooting a movie, push the [Depth Preview] button once to activate the AF function and once again to cancel the function. • Refer to the “Depth Preview” function. (p. 37) • The function of AEL button cannot be changed in the M(manual) mode. The auto exposure lock (AEL) and auto focus lock (AFL) functions of the camera are the functions that maintain the settings until the shooting is completed by remembering the exposure value and focus when pushing the [AEL] button of camera. Reaction of the half-shutter release when the AEL button is set to the following status. Status of AEL setting Reaction of the half-shutter release AEL Auto focus AFL Exposure lock AEL+AFL None Playback/Editing Learn how to play back and edit photos/videos. Also, learn how to connect your camera to your computer, photo printer, TV, or HDTV. Play (picture/movie) …………………………………… 79 Picture editing ………………………………………… 87 Viewing ﬁles on a TV or HDTV………………………… 91 Transferring ﬁles to your computer ………………… 93 Using the Samsung RAW Converter ………………… 98 Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ………… 101 Play (picture/movie) Viewing pictures in the play mode You can view saved pictures and movies. 1 Press [ • ] Photo playback information screens The display information appears by pressing [DISP] in the play mode. 1 Shows most recently saved ﬁle. 2 View the pictures sequentially using RAW [W/X]. 79 • 100-0001 Mode Metering Flash Focal Length White balance EVC Picture wizard Picture size Date When the playback screen is selected more than once, the last shown picture or movie is selected to be shown during playback. 1/250 F5.1 6 ISO 7 8 2 3 4 5 18mm AWB 0.0 4592 X 3056 2010.01.01 100 00004/00009 9 1 RAW ﬁle indicator 2 File that includes development info 3 Protected ﬁle indicator 4 File no. 5 Meta value of picture 6 Shutter speed info 7 Aperture value 8 ISO setup value info 9 File playing/total no. of ﬁles stored/battery information Play (picture/movie) Movie playback information screen 1 1 2 100-0001 R 2 3 G B Video size 1280 X 720 Date 2010.01.01 Y 80 RAW 0.0 4 4592 X 3056 1/40 F3.5 ISO 18mm 2010.01.01 3 8 WWaWW OK 100 00004/00009 7 Capture 6 1 Shot image 1 Volume control display 2 RGB histogram 2 Protected ﬁle 3 Shooting mode, metering, ﬂash, white balance, picture wizard, focal length 3 File no. Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO, selected ﬁle/total number of ﬁles/ battery information 4 Meta value of movie 5 Fast forward 6 Total play time of selected ﬁle 7 Current play time 8 Rewind 4 5 WXaWW Play 4 Play (picture/movie) View ﬁles in the smart album by category The ﬁles can be classiﬁed and shown by the ﬁle, date (day), date (week), and type. Converting to the thumbnail view Since several ﬁles can be shown on one display, ﬁles can be searched quickly. To have a thumbnail view of 9 images, press [ ] two times, or press [ ] three times to have a thumbnail view of 20 images. 1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. 2 Press [MENU]. 3 Select a desired playback method. 81 (Press [ Type Date Week 19 MENU 25 19 53 22 2010. 1. 1 Filter Type Classify by the saved ﬁle form Date Classify by date recorded. Week Classify by week recorded. 4 You can view items by turning the dial or pressing [W/X]. 5 Press [ ] to return to the previous function. When you start Smart Album or change the ﬁlter method, the time it takes for the camera to classify and display ﬁles depends on the number of ﬁles saved. Please wait a until Smart Album appears. 19 25 MENU Filter 19 53 2010. 1. 1 22 ] to cancel) Play (picture/movie) File protection Deleting a file You can protect files from accidental deletion. Files can be selected and deleted in the play mode. 1 Press [AEL] in the play mode. The function can be set by pressing [MENU] in the playback mode. 2 Deleting one picture appears on the display. 3 Press [AEL] to cancel. 82 You can delete only one picture by selecting a desired file. 1 After selecting the file to be deleted in the play mode, press [ ]. 2 From the popup window, select Yes. Deleting selected file 1 After selecting the file to be deleted in the play mode, press [ ]. 2 From the popup window, select Multiple Delete. 3 After selecting a file to be deleted, press [ ]. • To cancel your selection, press [ ] again. 4 Press [ ]. 5 From the popup window, select Yes. Play (picture/movie) Deleting all ﬁles This informs the excessively bright part from the image taken. 1 In Playback mode, press [MENU]. 1 In Playback mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Delete → All. 2 Select Playback [ ] → High Light → 3 From the popup window, select Yes. 83 High Light All the ﬁles saved in the memory card can be deleted at once. Auto rotate Show the pictures taken in the vertical frame by rotating them automatically while in playing. 1 In Playback mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Auto Rotate → On. If the photo shot is taken when the direction of the camera was aimed at the bottom, the direction of the image can be different in the playback mode. On. Play (picture/movie) Enlargement/reduction See the slide show A picture can be enlarged when searching in play mode. Pictures can be shown in a slide show by applying various effects and music. 1 In Playback mode, press [MENU] → [ Enlargement Press [ (Press [ ] to enlarge. ] to reduce) 2 Select a desired option. • To play without selecting an option, go to step 4. 84 Images Magnified part Magnification (The maximum magnification may differ by resolution) x1.7 OK Full Image Move enlargement on screen Fn Trim Press [///]. Trim the enlarged Press the [Fn] button to select a image portion of the image to be cut. ]. Effect Select the pictures you want in the slide show. • All : Include all the saved pictures in the slide show. • Date : Include pictures taken on a specific date in the slide show. elect pictures and see them in the • Select : S slide show • Select the transition effects between pictures. • In order not to use the changing effect, select the off option. Interval • Select the scene changing time Music Execute the background music Play (picture/movie) 3 Set to a desired option. View a movie 4 Select Slide Show → Play. While a movie is being played back, you are able to select and cut a desired part of the scene. • To play the slide show repeatedly, please select the repeat option. 5 Watch the slide show. 85 • To stop slide show, press [ ] and then press [ /]. Pause/Play Press the [ 1 After selecting a desired movie in the play mode, press [ ]. 2 Enjoy movie. 100-0001 PLAY ] button. WWaW[ OK WXaWW Pause Rewind Stop Press  Pause/Play Press [ ]. Fast rewind Press [ ] Volume control Stop Turn the dial to the left/right Press [ ] Play (picture/movie) Capturing a picture You can capture a frame of the movie as a picture while playing back the movie. 1 Press [ ] in the play mode. 2 Press [ ] while playing a movie. 3 Press [T] in the pause state. 86 • The resolution of the captured image is the same as the movie resolution. • The captured ﬁle is saved as a separate ﬁle under a new ﬁle name. Cutting part of a movie 1 Press [ ] in the play mode. 2 Select the start point to cut by pressing [ ] → [ ] while playing a movie. 3 Select the end point of cutting by pressing [ ] → [ ]. 4 From the popup window, press Yes. • The cut ﬁle is saved by using a different ﬁle name. Picture editing Pictures can be edited in various ways by using the edit menu. The function can be set directly by pressing [Fn] in the shooting mode. Changing the resolution 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play Rotating 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play 2 Select Image Edit → Resize. 2 Select Image Edit → Rotate. mode, press [MENU]. Resize mode, press [MENU]. Rotate 87 3 Select desired image resolution. • The edited file is saved by using the different file name. • The resolution to be changed will be limited according to the resolution of original picture. 3 Select a desired rotation state Depending on the size of the picture, when you rotate the original, the new file may be smaller compared to the original. Picture editing Red-eye ﬁx 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Image Edit → Red-eye Fix. Face retouching 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Image Edit → Face Retouch. 3 Set to a desired option. 88 Adjusting the backlight 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Image Edit → Backlight. Picture style Selecting picture style allows you to express various moods of emotion in your picture. 1 After selecting a desired picture in the play mode, press [MENU]. 2 Select Playback [ ] → Image Edit → Photo Style Selector. 3 Set to a desired option. • The level of face retouch gets better as the value becomes larger. Picture editing Setting the print info (DPOF) The size and number of copies to be printed can be designated for the picture. Since the designated information is saved in the MISC folder of memory card, it is convenient to print the designated size and number of copies while using the pictures of designated info simply by taking the memory card to a digital printing shop. 89 • The print info you enter can only be used for the digital printer or digital picture printing shop that supports the digital print order format (DPOF). • For pictures with a wide resolution, the left and right portion of the image may not be printed. When placing a print order, identify the wide resolution pictures. • The DPOF option is not available for RAW formatted images and the movie files. 1 Press [MENU] → Playback [ ] → DPOF → Standard in the playback mode. 2 Select a desired option. Select All Reset Printing selected pictures Printing all Initializing the standard print option 3 When having made the selections, press [Fn] after selecting the picture and number of copies to be printed by using the dial. • When having selected all, press [/] to select the number of copies to be printed and then, press [ ]. Picture editing 4 Select [MENU] → DPOF → SIZE in the playback mode. 5 Select an option. Select All 90 Reset Select desired print size according to the picture. Select the print size of all the pictures saved in the memory card. Initializing the print size option 6 When having selected the select option, select the picture to be printed and press [Fn] after selecting the print size by using the dial. • When having selected all, press [/] and select the print size. Then, select the print size and press [ ]. Index printing 1 Press [MENU] → Playback [ ] → DPOF → Index in the playback mode. 2 From the popup window, press Yes. The designated print size can only be applied onto the DPOF1.1 compatible printer. Viewing files on a TV or HDTV Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV using the provided A/V cable. Viewing ﬁles on a regular TV 1 Select a video signal output according to your country or region. (p. 107) 2 Connect the TV and the camera using the A/V cable. Video Audio 91 3 Make sure the TV and camera are turned on and select the video output mode of TV. 4 View the videos and pictures using the buttons of camera body. • On some TVs, digital noise may occur or part of an image may not appear. • Images may not appear centered on the TV screen depending on your TV settings. • You cannot capture photos or videos while the camera is connected to a TV. Viewing ﬁles on a TV or HDTV 5 View the videos and pictures using the Viewing ﬁles on an HDTV 1 Select a video signal output according to buttons of camera body. your country or region. (p. 107) 2 In Shooting or Playback mode, select [MENU] → Setting 3 ( 3 ) → HDMI Size → an option. 92 3 Connect the HDTV and the camera using the HDMI cable. If both A/V and HDMI cables are connected at the same time, the HDMI cable has the highest priority. We recommend you disconnect the A/V cable for better playback. HDMI cable 4 Make sure the HDTV and camera are turned on and select the HDMI mode of TV. • The HDTV screen shows the same display of the camera. • When using the HDMi cable, the user can connect the camera to an HDTV using the Anynet+(CEC) method. The Anynet+(CEC) functions allows you to control connected devices using the TV remote control. • In the case that the HDTV supports Anynet+(CEC), the power of the TV is automatically turned on when used in conjunction with the caemra. • When connected to an HDTV by an HDMI cable, the camera can not take a pictures or movies. • When connected to an HDTV, some playback functions may not be available. Transferring files to your computer For Windows users Transfer files by connecting your camera to your PC. Installing programs Hardware and software requirements 93 Item Requirements CPU Pentium III 500 MHz or better (Pentium III 800 MHz or better recommended) 256 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended) Windows 2000/XP/Vista RAM OS Hard disk capacity Others 250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) • USB port • CD-ROM drive • 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended) • Microsoft Direct X 9.0c or later Requirements for QuickTime Player 7.6 • Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher/AMD Athlon™ 64FX, 2.6 GHz or higher • Windows XP service pack2 or Vista • Minimum 512 MB RAM (1 GB and above recommended) • nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/ATI X1600 series or higer recommended • Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported may void your warranty. • The programs may not work properly on 64-bit Edition of Windows XP and Vista. Programs contained on the CD Program Purpose Samsung Master Edit photos and videos. QuickTime Player 7.6 View videos (H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) files) on a PC. Convert RAW files into the desired file format. View the user manual. Samsung RAW Converter Adobe Reader Transferring files to your computer 1 Insert the installation CD in a compatible CDROM drive. 2 When the setup screen is displayed, click Samsung Digital Camera Installer to start installation. Transferring files to your PC When you connect the camera to your PC, the PC recognizes the camera as a removable drive. 1 Connect your camera to your PC with the USB cable. You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. 94 3 Select programs to install, and follow the onscreen instructions. 4 Click Exit to complete the installation, and then restart your computer. Transferring ﬁles to your computer 2 Turn on the camera. • 3 In the popup window, select Computer. On your PC, select My Computer → Removable Disk → DCIM → "XXXPHOTO," or select "XXX_MMDD" folder. 4 95 Select the ﬁles you want, and then drag or save them to your PC. • If the Folder Type is set to Date, the folder name appears as "XXX_MMDD." • For example, if shot at January 1st, the folder name appears as "101_0101." Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) The way to disconnect the USB cable for Windows 2000 and Vista is similar. 1 It the status lamp on your camera is blinking, it means the data transfer is in progress. Please wait until the status lamp stops blinking. 2 Click on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC screen. 3 Click the pop-up message. 4 Remove the USB cable. Transferring ﬁles to your computer For Mac users When you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer recognizes the camera automatically. You can transfer ﬁles directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs. Requirements for QuickTime Player 7.6 • 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5/1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or higher • Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later • Minimum 256 MB RAM (1 GB and above recommended) • 64 MB or greater video card 96 1 Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the USB cable. When using the USB cable, make sure to match the plugs on the cable to the USB jacks on the camera and computer. • If the cable is reversed, it may damage your ﬁles. The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. • Please use only the accessories that SAMSUNG provides. The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of ﬁles or damage that may result from the use of other manufacturer’s product. 2 Turn on the camera. • In the popup window, select Computer. 3 Double-click the removable disk icon. 4 Transfer photos or videos to the computer. Transferring ﬁles to your computer Using the Samsung Master Interface Using Samsung Master You can download ﬁles or edit photos or videos stored on your PC. For details, see the Help menu. This program does not support the editing of video ﬁles (H.264 (MPEG-4. AVC)) on the camera. Downloading ﬁles using Samsung Master 97 When you connect the camera to the PC, a window for downloading ﬁles automatically appears. 1 Select the ﬁles you want to download. 2 Click Next, and then follow the onscreen instructions. No. No. Description Select a location for downloaded ﬁles. Click to download the selected ﬁles. Thumbnails of ﬁles. Click an image to download. Description Toolbar Menus Click for more information about the program. Click to enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list. Change the mode. • : View mode : Edit mode for photos • : Edit mode for videos • Preview information about the selected ﬁle. The photos in the folder you selected. Doubleclick to switch to full-screen view. Using the Samsung RAW Converter Using the Samsung RAW Converter, 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 XP and Vista. 98 • Image edit functions are listed below. Ì Menu bar Í Image editing tools [Exposure bias]: Compensates the exposure value. To start the program, click [Start → All Programs → Samsung RAW Converter → Samsung RAW Converter] [White balance]: Adjusts the white balance value. [Color]: Adjusts the color of the image. Editing the RAW files [Tone]: Changes the color tone. [Sharpness/Noise reduction]: ① Adjusts the sharpness. [Development]: ② ③ ④ Previewing is available for the ﬁnal output. Highlight controller Adjusts the saturation and highlights of the selected image. Histogram Displays the color layers of the selected image. ⑤ Preview window Displays the selected image. • Refer to the [Help] menu in the Samsung RAW Converter for further information. • You can download the Samsung RAW Converter program for Macintosh from the Samsung website. Using the Samsung RAW Converter Correcting the exposure The main feature of the Samsung RAW Converter is that you can keep the best quality of the images as you make changes to the RAW ﬁles while editing. 99 After making changes to the brightness or contrast, you can still obtain the same result no matter which you change ﬁrst. The following images show how you can change the exposure on an image using the Samsung RAW Converter. You can adjust the exposure by using the menu option as shown in the picture below. ▲ Changed image ▲ Original image after correcting the P Mode, Aperture: exposure. f = 8, Shutter Speed: 1/15sec, ISO = 100 You can see the results of the exposure adjustment in the histograms below: ▲ Original image Menu option for adjusting the exposure. ▲ Changed image after correcting the exposure. Using the Samsung RAW Converter 100 Handling the JPEG/TIFF ﬁles as you edit RAW ﬁles Saving the RAW ﬁles in JPEG or TIFF format Using the Samsung RAW Converter, you can edit JPEG/TIFF ﬁles in the same way you edit RAW ﬁles. You can adjust the white balance, sharpness, and reducing the noise is also available. The following images show how to change the contrast on a TIFF image using the Samsung RAW Converter. You can adjust the contrast by using the menu option as shown in the picture. You can save the RAW ﬁles in JPEG or TIFF format using the Samsung RAW Converter. 1. Choose the image you want to edit, and then select [File(F)] → [Development...]. 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. Menu option for adjusting the contrast ▲ Original image P Mode, Aperture: f = 8, Shutter Speed: 1/15sec, ISO = 100 ▲ Changed image after correcting the contrast. Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) Print photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting your camera directly to the printer. 1 With the printer on, connect your camera to the printer with a USB cable. Conﬁguring print settings 1 2 Images One Photo Size Auto Layout Auto Type Auto Quality Auto Auto Date 101 2 Print • Select Printer in the popup window. Images • If your printer has the mass storage feature, you must ﬁrst set the USB mode to Printer in the settings menu. 3 Press [W/X] to select a photo. • Press [MENU] to set printing options. 4 MENU Exit Turn on your camera. Press [ ] to print. Size Select whether to print the current photo or all photos. Specify the size of the print. Layout Create thumbnail prints. Type Select the type of paper. Quality Date File Name Reset Set the printing quality. Set to print the date. Set to print the name of the ﬁle. Reset the print options. Some options are not supported by some printers. Camera settings menu You can set the camera use environment using the setup menu. Camera settings menu ……………………………… 103 Camera settings menu You can set the camera use environment using the setup menu. 1 Press [MENU] in the shooting or play mode. 2 Select a desired setup menu 1 2 3 Quickview 1 2 1 1sec 3 Setup menu items Display Adjust 103 Display Save 3min Power Save 1min Date&Time Sound MENU Exit OK Change 3 Select a desired item 2 Sound System Volume Medium AF Sound On Button Sound On MENU Exit OK Change 4 Press [MENU] to return to the previous mode. Camera settings menu Sound System Volume AF Sound Button Sound * Default value You can set the camera use environment using the setup menu. (Off, Low, Medium*, High) Sets the sound the camera makes in AF mode on or off. (Off, On*) Sets the sound the camera makes when you press buttons on or off. (Off, On*) 104 Display Language Display Adjust Display Save Quickview * Default value Select the language the camera shows on the display. Adjust the display brightness, auto brightness setting, or display color. Display Brightness: You can adjust the display brightness using the [S/T] to one of ﬁve brightness levels. Auto Brightness: Adjust the brightness of screen. Display Color: Depending on whether the user uses the screen or the viewﬁnder, the display color can be adjusted by using the [S/T/W/X]. Sets the display off time. (Off, 0.5min*, 1min, 3min, 5min, 10min) This allows setting the quick view (view immediately upon a shot) time. (Off, 1sec*, 3sec, 5sec, Hold) Camera settings menu Normal setup 1( 1 ) * Default value This formats the memory card (deleting all the ﬁles including protected ﬁles). (Yes, No*) Format Error can occur if using a card formatted by another brand of camera, memory card reader or computer. Please use the card after formatting it from the camera. Reset 105 This resets the setup menu and shooting options. (The date, time, language, and video output value are kept.) (Yes, No*) This sets the method of designating ﬁlename. Standard* : SAM_XXXX.JPG(sRGB)/_SAMXXXX.JPG(Adobe RGB) File Name Date : MMDDXXXX.JPG(sRGB)/_MDDXXXX.JPG(Adobe RGB, Jan. ~ Sep.)/ _ADDXXXX.JPG(Adobe RGB, indicating A for Oct, B for Nov, C for Dec) For example, the image taken by setting Jan 01 sRGB is saved in "0101xxxx.jpg". File Number Folder Type This sets the method of designating ﬁle number. (Series*, Reset) • The folder name that has taken pictures for the ﬁrst time becomes 100PHOTO and the ﬁlename will be SAM_0001 (when the color space is sRGB). • File name numbers are increased by 1 from SAM_0001 to SAM_9999. • Folder numbers are increased by 1 from 100PHOTO to 999PHOTO. • The maximum number of ﬁles that can be saved in one folder is 9999. • File names are assigned according to DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) speciﬁcations. • If you change a ﬁle name (for example, on a computer), the camera will not be able to play the ﬁle. This sets the type of folder. Standard* : XXXPHOTO Date : XXX_MMDD Camera settings menu Normal setup 2( 2 ) * Default value Power Save 106 Date & Time This sets the power turned off automatically if not being used for a while. (0.5 min, 1min*, 3min, 5min, 10min, 30min) • The camera retains the power-off time setting even if you replace the battery. • Power Save may not work if the camera is connected to a computer, TV, or printer, playing a slide show or movie. This sets the date and time. (Type, Date, Time Zone, Time, Imprint) • Only the date is shown on the lower right side of the picture in play. • When printing a picture, the date may not be printed appropriately from certain manufacturer or printer model. Camera settings menu Normal setup 3( 3 ) * Default value Display Select Auto Select*: Convert between Main Display and EVF by eye sensor Main Display: The screen will be shown only through Main Display EVF: The screen will be shown only through EVF Sensor Cleaning: Removes the dust of sensor when executing this menu Start Up Action: If set, the dust of sensor is removed whenever turning on the power. (On, Off*) 107 Sensor Cleaning Because this product uses interchangeable lenses, the sensor can get dust on it when you change lenses. This can lead to dust particles appearing in the pictures you take. We recommend that you do not change lenses when you are in a particularly dusty area. Also, make sure to attach the lens cap to the lens when not using it. Select the video output signal appropriate for your country when connecting the camera to an external video device such as a monitor or TV. NTSC* : US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, etc. Video Out PAL (supporting only the BDGHI method) : Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Holland, Finland, Germany, England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Norway, etc. Anynet+ (HDMICEC) When you connect the camera to an HDTV that supports Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC), you can control the play function of the camera with the TV remote controller (p. 90). On* : You can control the play function of camera with the TV remote controller. Off : You can NOT control the play function of camera with the TV remote controller. Camera settings menu The resolution on an HDTV can be changed when using an HDMI cable. (In case of NTSC method : Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 480p HDMI Size (In case of PAL method : Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 576p) If the connected HDTV does not support the selected resolution, you select, the camera sets the resolution one level lower. 108 Firmware Update Displays the ﬁrmware version of the camera body and lens, and upgrades the ﬁrmware. Body Firmware: Upgrades the ﬁrmware of the camera body. Lens Firmware: Upgrades the ﬁrmware of the lens. • You can download ﬁrmware upgrades from www.samsungimaging.co.kr or www.samsung.com. • You can not run a ﬁrmware upgrade without a fully charged the battery. Recharge the battery fully before running a ﬁrmware upgrade or attach the adaptor to provide power (optional). • After upgrading the ﬁrmware, the user customized options are reset to the default value. (The date, time, language, and video output values are kept.) Appendixes Refer to error messages, speciﬁcations, and maintenance tips. Error messages ……………………………………… 110 Camera maintenance ………………………………… 111 Before contacting a service center …………………… 115 Camera speciﬁcations ………………………………… 118 Lens speciﬁcations …………………………………… 122 Accessories (optional items) ………………………… 123 Index …………………………………………………… 125 Error messages When the following error messages appear, try these remedies. Error message Suggested remedies Card Error • Turn off your camera, and then turn it on again. • Remove your memory card, and then insert it again. • Format your memory card. (p. 105) Unlock the memory card. Card Locked DCF Full Error 110 File Error File names do not match the DCF standard. Transfer the ﬁles on the memory card to your computer and format the card. (p. 105) Delete the damaged ﬁle or contact a service center. Low Battery Insert a charged battery or recharge the battery. Memory Full Delete unnecessary ﬁles or insert a new memory card. Take photos or insert a memory card that has some photos. Check the lens. Check whether dust or foreign substances between Lens contacts and Lens mount index. Remove either dust or foreign substances if dirt or foreign substances are appeared. Please be care for avoid getting dirt foreign substances inside the camera. No Image File Error 00 Error 01/02 Turn off the camera, remove the lens, and then mount the lens again. Turn off the camera, remove the battery, and then insert it again. Camera maintenance Cleaning your camera Camera body Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. Camera lens and display Use a blower brush to remove dust and wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If any dust remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a piece of lens cleaning paper and wipe gently. 111 About dust in the image sensor Depending on the different shooting conditions, dust may appear in the photo images because the image sensor can be exposed to the external environment. This is not a problem of the product, and the exposure to dust can occur in everyday use of camera. For example, replacing the lens may get dust in the camera’s image sensor. This product has the sensor cleaning function that removes the dust of sensor when executing this menu. (P. 107) Dust in the image sensor may remain after executing the sensor cleaning function. In that case, please contact to the service center. When using the dust blower, do not insert the blower through the lens mount, the camera may malfunction. • Never use benzene, thinners, or alcohol to clean the device. These solutions can damage the camera or cause it to malfunction. Camera maintenance About memory cards Memory cards you can use You can use SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards. Terminal 112 Write-protect switch Label (front) You can prevent ﬁles from being deleted by using the write-protect switch on the SD or SDHC card. Slide the switch down to lock or slide it up to unlock. Lock the card to prevent deletions. Unlock the card when shooting. Memory card capacity The memory capacity may vary depending on the scenes you shoot or the shooting conditions. These capacities are based on a 1GB SD card: Size 14M (3:2) 10M (3:2) 6M (3:2) 2M (3:2) Photos 12M (16:9) 8M (16:9) 5M (16:9) 2M (16:9) Burst Super Fine Fine Normal RAW RAW+SF 142 278 408 35 28 31 197 382 724 - 32 34 36 322 615 1128 - 36 38 39 738 1334 2238 - 41 42 43 168 328 630 - 30 33 35 234 454 860 - 34 36 37 381 727 1334 - 38 39 40 872 1573 2638 - 42 43 43 1201 2092 3320 - - - - 32 HQ Normal 1280 (16:9) Approx. 15mins Approx. 22mins 640 (4:3) Approx. 44mins Approx. 66mins 320 (4:3) Approx. 145mins Approx. 210mins Size *Movies (30fps) RAW+F RAW+N * The time available for recording may differ if you use the zoom. Several movies were recorded in succession to determine the total recording time. Camera maintenance Battery life About the battery Use only Samsung-approved batteries. Battery speciﬁcations 113 Mode BP1310 Type Lithium-ion battery Cell capacity 1300 mAh Voltage 7.4 V Charging time (When fully discharged) Approx. 150 min Shooting mode Number of photos Photos Approx. 200 min/Approx. 400 photos Videos Approx. 130 min • The ﬁgures above are measured by Samsung’s standards and may differ depending on actual usage. • The shooting time may change depending on the shooting environment and shot intervals. • Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording time. Camera maintenance Notes about charging the battery • If the charging indicator light does not light, make sure that the battery is inserted correctly. • If the indicator light blinks in red or does not illuminate, reconnect the adaptor cable, or remove the battery and insert it again. • If you charge the battery when it is warm, the indicator light may turn orange. Charging will start when the battery cools down. 114 When using the battery, please keep the following guidelines. - Failure to follow these guidleline may cause excessive heat, ﬁre, or explosion. - If the battery is bulging or distorted, contact a Samsung service center. It may present a physical danger. - It may present physical dangers. - Use only the recommended battery charger. - Do not place the product close to any high temperature source. - Do not insert the product into a microwave. - Do not place the product inside a car during the summer. - Do not place the product in a hot, humid environment. - Do not place the camera on a carpet, comforter, or electronic mattress for a long time. - Do not leave the product turned on where there is little or no air circulation. - Do not let accessories like necklaces, coins, keys, watches, etc., come in contact with the battery chamber. - Use Advanced Lithium Batteries with a guarantee from the manufacturing company. - Do not disassemble the battery or perforate the battery with a pin. - Do not subject the battery or camera to high pressure. - Do not drop or strike the camera or battery, or subject either to rough handling or sudden shocks. - Do not expose the battery or camera to temperatures over 60ºC (140ºF) degree. - Do not expose the product to water or humidity. - Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, ﬁre or the like. Guidelines of disposal - Follow the disposal instructions and properly dispose of the used battery. - Do not dispose of the battery by throwing it in a ﬁre. - Disposal instructions may differ depending on your country or speciﬁ c region. - Follow the disposal instructions of your country, state, etc. Guideline of recharging the battery. - Do not recharge the battery using a method that differs from the method detailed in this users manual. Failure to follow these instruction may cause a ﬁre or explosion. Before contacting a service center If you are having trouble with your camera, try these troubleshooting procedures before contacting a service center. If you have attempted the troubleshooting solution and are still having problems with your device, contact your local dealer or authorized Samsung service center. 115 Situation Suggested remedies Cannot turn on the camera • Make sure that the battery is inserted. • Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly. • Charge the battery. The power turns off suddenly The camera is losing battery power quickly Cannot take photos The camera freezes The ﬂash does not work The ﬂash ﬁres unexpectedly • Charge the battery. • Your camera may be in Power save mode. (p. 106) • The power automatically turns off to preven the camera from malfunctoning in the case that the unit overheats. • The battery may lose power more quickly in low temperatures (below 0° C). Keep the battery warm by putting it into your pocket. • Using the ﬂash or recording videos depletes the battery quickly. Recharge if needed. • The ability of a Lithium battery to hold a charge dimishes over time. If your battery looses its charge rapidly on a regular basis, purchase a new battery. • There is no space on the memory card. Delete unnecessary ﬁles or insert a new card. • Format the memory card. (p. 105) • The memory card is defective. Get a new memory card. • The memory card is locked. Unlock the card. (p. 112) • Make sure that the camera is switched on. • Charge the battery. • Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly. • When you use the AF Priority function, you cannot take a picture without adjusting the focus on the subject correctly. Disable the AF Priority function, or set the focus accurately. Remove the battery, and then insert it again. • The ﬂash option may be set to Off. (p. 55) modes. • You cannot use the ﬂash in the mode, or some The ﬂash may ﬁre due to static electricity. This is not a malfunction of the camera. Before contacting a service center Situation 116 Suggested remedies The date and time are Set the date and time in the Setting2 ( 2 ) menu. incorrect The display or buttons do Remove the battery, and then insert it again. not work The memory card has an error The memory card has not been reset. Format the card. (p. 105) If you change the name of a ﬁle, your camera may not may be able to play the ﬁle (the Cannot play back ﬁles name of the ﬁle should meet the DCF standard). If you encounter this situation, play back ﬁles on your computer. • If the subject is out of focus, the photo may be blurry. Make a change to the shooting condition. The photo is blurry • If the camera is shaken while shooting, the photo may be blurry. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake. • Make sure that the lens is clean. If not, clean the lens. (p. 111) The colors in the photo do not An incorrect white balance can create unrealistic color. Select the proper white balance option to suit the light source. (p. 68) match the actual scene Your photo is overexposed. • Adjust the exposure value. (p. 66) • Adjust the aperture value or the shutter speed. (p. 41) The photo is too bright • Turn off the ﬂash. (p. 55) • Adjust the ISO speed. (p. 59) Your photo is underexposed. • Adjust the exposure value. • Adjust the aperture value or the shutter speed. The photo is too dark • Turn on the ﬂash. • Adjust the ISO speed. The photo is distorted The wide-angle lens may distort the image. This is a normal feature of the wide-angle lens. Before contacting a service center Situation The TV does not display your photos Your computer does not recognize your camera 117 Your computer disconnects the camera while transferring files Your computer cannot play videos Suggested remedies • Make sure that the camera is correctly connected to the TV with the A/V and HDMI cable. • Make sure that your memory card contains photos. • Make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly. • Make sure that your camera is switched on. • Make sure that you are using a supported operating system. The file transmission may be interrupted by static electricity. Disconnect the USB cable, and then connect it again. The codec installed in your computer may not be compatible with the video files you want to play. Use QuickTime® Player or install Codec Pack Full. • Using QuickTime® Player 7.6 1. Install QuickTime® Player 7.6 which supports MP4 (H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)). 2. Play videos using QuickTime® Player. • Using Codec Pack Full 1. Install the latest version of Codec Pack Full. 2. Play videos using the media player (Media Player Classic or Windows Media Player 11 recommended). • Install QuickTime® Player 7.6 or K-Lite Codec Pack Full on Windows XP SP2 or later. • Depending on your computer environment, the video playback may be intermittent. Camera specifications Speciﬁcation Image Sensor Lens 118 Type CMOS Sensor size 23.4×15.6mm Speciﬁcation Viewﬁnder Type EVF Resolution VGA (640x480) 921k dots equiv. Effective Pixel Approx. 14.6 Mega-pixels Total Pixel Approx. 15.1 Mega-pixels Field of View Approx. 100% Color Filter RGB primary color ﬁlter Magniﬁcation Approx. 0.86x (APS-C, 50mm, -1m-1) Eyepoint About 20.2mm Diopter Adjustment Approx. -4.0 ~ +2.0m-1 Type Contrast AF Mount Samsung NX Mount Usable Lens Samsung Lenses Image Type Stabilization Lens Shift (depends on Lens) Dust Reduction Type Super sonic drive Display Type AMOLED Size 3.0” Resolution VGA (640x480) 614k dots (PenTile). Live view Field of view : Approx. 100% Focusing Focusing point Selection : 1point (Free selection) Multi : Normal 15points, Close Up 35points Face Detection : Max. 10faces Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, MF AF-assist lamp Yes (Green LED) Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter Speed Auto:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV or 1/2EV step) Bulb (Limit time : 8 min) Camera speciﬁcations Speciﬁcation Exposure Metering System TTL 247 (19x13) Block segment Speciﬁcation Flash Metering : Multi, Centerweighted, Spot Metering range : EV0 ~ 18 (ISO100·30mm F2.0) 119 AEL button ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (1EV step) Drive Mode Modes Continuous Bracket JPEG : 3fps up to 10shots, Burst mode : 30fps, 30shots by 1 released RAW : 3fps up to 3shots Self-timer 2-30sec. (1sec. step) Remote controller Wired : SR9NX01 (Optional) Smart Flash, Auto, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, OFF Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm) Sync. Speed Less than 1/180sec. Flash -2 - +2EV (0.5EV step) Compensation Single, Continuous, Burst, Self-timer, Bracket (AE, WB, PW) Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), White Balance Bracket (±3step), Picture Wizard Bracket (Selectable 3modes) TTL Auto Pop-up ﬂash Modes Guide Number 11 (at ISO 100) Compensation ±3 EV (1/2EV, 1/3EV step) AE Lock Type White Balance Picture Wizard External Flash Samsung External Flash available (SEF42A, SEF20A) (optional) Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual) Micro adjustment Each 7steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis Modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3) Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color tone Camera speciﬁcations Speciﬁcation Shooting Modes Scene Mode 120 Image Size Smart Auto, Program, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Night, Portrait, Landscape, Scene, Movie Speciﬁcation Movie Beauty shot, Children, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow JPEG (3:2): 14M (4592x3056), 10M (3872x2592), 6M (3008x2000), 2M (1920x1280), 1.4M (1472x976): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9): 12M (4592x2584), 8M (3872x2176), 5M (3008x1688), 2M (1920x1080) RAW: 14M (4592x3056) Quality Super ﬁne , Fine, Normal RAW Format SRW Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB Image Play Format MP4 (H.264) Compression Movie : H.264 , Sound : AAC Movie Clip With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time : 25 minutes) Image size 1280x720 , 640x480 , 320x240 Frame rate 30fps Sound Mono Sound Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming Type Single image, Thumbnails (3/9/20 images), Slide show, Movie Highlight Warning Available Editing Red eye ﬁx, Back light comp., Photo Style Selector, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch Photo Style Selector Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, Classic Camera speciﬁcations Speciﬁcation Storage 121 Media External memory card(optional): SD card (up to 4GB guaranteed), SDHC card (up to 8GB guaranteed) File Format RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Capacity (1GB) 14M : RAW 35 14M : Super Fine 142, Fine 278, Normal 408 10M : Super Fine 197, Fine 382, Normal 724 6M : Super Fine 322, Fine 615, Normal 1128 2M : Super Fine 738, Fine 1334, Normal 2238 Burst (1.4M) : Super Fine 1201, Fine 2092, Normal 3320 12M(W) : Super Fine 168, Fine 328, Normal 630 8M(W) : Super Fine 234, Fine 454, Normal 860 5M(W) : Super Fine 381, Fine 727, Normal 1334 2M(W) : Super Fine 872, Fine 1573, Normal 2638 Movie : 1280x720 : High Quality 15min., Normal 22min. 640x480 : High Quality 44min., Normal 66min. 320x240 : High Quality 145min., Normal 210min. ※ These ﬁgures are measured under the Samsung standard Speciﬁcation Direct Printing Interface PictBridge Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) Video output NTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI 1.3 : (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P) External Release Yes DC power input DC 9.0V, 1.5A (100 ~ 240V) connector Power Source Type Physical Speciﬁcation Dimensions (WxHxD) Weight Rechargeable battery : BP1310 (1300mAh) Charger: BC1310 AC Adaptor : AD9NX01 (Optional) * Included battery may vary depending on sales region 123×87×39.8mm (excluding the projecting parts of the camera) 353g (without batteries and card) Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85% Software Application Samsung Master, Samsung RAW Converter, QuickTime Player 7.6 * Speciﬁcations are subject to change without prior notice * All trademarks are the property of their respective owners Lens specifications 122 Lens Name SAMSUNG 30mm F2 SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS SAMSUNG 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED OIS Focal Length 30mm (equivalent to 46.2mm in 35mm format) 18 - 55mm (equivalent to 27.7-84.7mm in 35mm format) 50 - 200mm (equivalent to 77-308mm in 35mm format) Elements in Groups 5 elements in 5 groups (1 Aspherical lens included) 12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens included) 17 elements in 13 groups (2 Extra-low Dispersion lens included) Angle of View 50.2° 75.9°- 28.7° 31.4°- 8.0° Aperture F4 - 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number F3.5 - 5.6 (Min. F22), F2 (Min. F22), (Number of of Blades : 7 , Circular Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm) Aperture Diaphragm) Diaphragm) Mount Type Samsung NX Mount Samsung NX Mount Optical Image Stabilizer No Yes Yes Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m ~ Ğ 0.28m ~ Ğ 0.98m ~ Ğ Maximum Magniﬁcation Approx. 0.16X Approx. 0.22X Approx. 0.2X Lens Hood Optional Included Included Filter Size 43mm 58mm 52mm Max. Diameter x Length 61.5 x 21.5mm 63 x 65.1mm 70 x 100.5mm Weight Approx. 85g (without hood) Approx. 198g (without hood) Approx. 417g (without hood) Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C 0 ~ 40°C 0 ~ 40°C Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85% 5 ~ 85% 5 ~ 85% The lens provided may differ by the model. Samsung NX Mount Accessories (optional items) Lens Make better pictures with a 30mm, 18-55mm, or 50-200mm lens made exclusively for the Samsung NX-series camera. Memory card In this camera, the memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) may be used. 123 A/V cable The camera can be connected to an external device by using an A/V cable. Shutter release This product minimizes the possible shaking of camera when taking pictures by using a tripod or taking pictures at a low shutter speed. Adaptor The power needed in the camera can be supplied by connecting to a power socket using this adaptor. Accessories(optional items) Strap Straps can be purchased separately. Camera bag Camera bag can be purchased separately. Filter 124 Optional ﬁlters can be purchased and attached to the lens. Flash Optional ﬂash(SEF20A or SEF42A) can be purchased for your various shooting experience. HDMI Cable You can view high-quality and uncompressed photos or videos on an HDMI (High Deﬁnition Multimedia Interface) using the optional HDMI cable. Battery pack Battery pack can be purchased separately. The image of components or optional parts can differ from that of the actual products. Please refer to the user's manual of the optional items. Index 125 A Camera speciﬁcations 120 H Adjusting exposure 5 Automatic focus 34 Aperture priority mode 41 Aperture value 41 AF Priority 60 AF assist light 61 AE BKT 73 AEL function 77 AF Sound 104 Anynet+ 107 Appendixes 109 Accessories (optional items) 123 D Half-shutter 32 HDTV 92 HDMI Size 108 B Background 7 Bulb exposure 44 Bracket setup 74 Backlight adjustment 88 Button sound 104 Battery 18, 115 C Composition 7 Close-up 39 Continuous AF 60 Center-weighted metering 67 Color temperature 70 Color space 71 Changing the shooting method 73 Continuous shooting 73 Camera maintenance 111 Direction keys 5 Diopter adjustment dial 16 Display type 28 Depth of ﬁeld 37 Depth Preview 37 Deleting a ﬁle 82 Display 104 Date&Time 106 I ISO sensitivity 59 Icons 25 Image stabilization 32 Index printing 90 E J Eye sensor 15 Eye-cup 16 EV button 43 External ﬂash 58 Error message 110 JPEG 100 K Key mapping 77 L F Fn 27 Flash popup button 55 Focusing methods 60 Face detection 64 File protection 82 Face retouching 88 Format 105 File name 105 File number 105 Folder type 105 Firmware update 108 Lens 17 Landscape mode 45 Language 104 Lens speciﬁcations 122 M Mounting/dismounting the lens 21 Manual focus 34 Manual mode 43 Multi AF 61 Multi-metering 67 Mac users 96 Memory card 112 Index N R Night mode 45 Noise reduction 53 Recording a movie 48 Resolution 51 Red-eye reduction 56 Rotating 87 Red-eye ﬁx 88 Regular TV 91 RAW 100 Reset 105 O Option/menu selection method 26 OIS 35 P 126 Program mode 40 Portrait mode 45 P Wiz BKT 73 Picture wizard 75 Playback 79 Picture editing 87 Picture style 88 Print info 89 Photo printer 101 PictBridge 101 Power save 106 Q Quality 52 QuickTime player 93 Quickview 104 System volume 104 Sensor cleaning 107 T Title and role of each part 14 Turning on the power 23 Tips 32 Timer 54 Thumbnail view 81 S U Shooting mode 5 Subject 7 Status lamp 16 Strap 22 Sound 29 Smart Auto mode 39 Shutter Priority mode 42 Shutter speed 42 Scene mode 46 Setting the ﬂash option 55 Single AF 60 Selection AF 61 Self-portrait face detection 65 Spot metering 67 Smart range 72 Shooting method 73 Smart album 81 Slide show 84 Samsung Master 97 Samsung Raw Converter 98 Unpacking 13 Using the dial 26 User display 29 V View a movie 85 Video Out 107 W Wind Cut 49 White balance 68 Windows users 93 WB BKT 73 Z Zoom 34 1st Curtain 56 2nd Curtain 56 Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them 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 these items for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal. Samsung Eco-mark It is Samsung’s own symbol mark is used to effectively communicate Samsung’s environmental friendly product activities to the consumers. The mark represents Samsung’s continuous effort on development of environmental conscious products. 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. This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Please refer to the warranty that came with your product or visit our website http://www.samsungimaging.com for after-sales service or inquiries.