Samsung | SAMSUNG PL90 | Samsung PL90 User Manual

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User Manual
PL90/PL91
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Appendixes
Index
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
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.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
•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.
•Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose
outlet when charging batteries. This may cause a fire or electric
shock.
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.
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Health and safety information
Safety precautions
•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 swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury
to yourself or others.
•Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and
prevent proper operation.
•Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause
allergies, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with
sensitive skin. If you have experience any of these symptoms,
stop using the camera immediately and consult a doctor.
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.
•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, rough handling, and
excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
•Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters 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.
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
•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 temporary or permanent battery
damage. Also, this may cause a fire or electric shock.
•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.
•Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in
contact with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the
camera to malfunction.
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Health and safety information
•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.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
•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.
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
When you transfer 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.
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.
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.
Important usage information
Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera
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.
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Organization of the user manual
Basic functions
Copyright information
11
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
•Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
•Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
Extended functions
26
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
•Camera specifications or contents of this manual may
be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of
camera functions.
•We recommend using your camera within a country
where you purchase it.
•For Open Source License information, refer to the
“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Shooting options
35
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
53
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. You will also learn
how to connect your camera to your photo printer or
TV.
Appendixes
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode
Icons used in this manual
Indication
Icon
Function
Additional information
Smart Auto
Safety warnings and precautions
Program
DIS
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] represents the
shutter button.
Scene
( )
Page number of related information
→
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step. For example: Select Shooting → White
Balance represents select Shooting, and then select
White Balance.
*
Annotation
Movie
Smart Movie
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The
mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
e.g.)
Available in the
Program, DIS, and
Movie modes
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ACB
Auto Contrast Balance
AEB
Auto Exposure Bracket
AF
Auto Focus
DIS
Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
WB
White Balance
Expressions used in this manual
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
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Overexposure (too bright)
Common questions
You can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options.
The subject's eyes
appear red.
This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash.
• Set the flash option to
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 39)
Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 64)
• If the photo has already been taken, select
Photos have dust
spots.
Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash.
• Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 40)
Photos are blurred.
This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
• Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 24)
• Use the
mode. (p. 31)
Photos are blurred
when shooting at
night.
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
• Select
Night in the
mode. (p. 30)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 39)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 40)
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between
the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded.
• Avoid shooting with the sun behind your subject.
• Select
Backlight in the
mode. (p. 28)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 39)
• Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 47)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 47)
Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 48)
• Set the metering option to
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
•
mode > Beauty Shot  29
mode > Portrait  28
•
• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
 39
• Face Detection  44
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• EV (to adjust exposure)  47
• ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds)  47
• Metering  48
• AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with
different exposures)  50
Taking photos at night or in the dark
•
mode > Night  30
mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks  28
•
• Flash options  39
• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  40
Applying a different effect
• Photo styles (to apply tones)  51
• Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast)  52
Taking action photos
Reducing camera shake
• Continuous, Motion Capture  50
•
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
mode  31
•
mode > Close Up, Text  28
• Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  41
• White Balance (to change the color tone)  48
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• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album  55
• Deleting all files on the
memory card  57
• Viewing files as a slide
show  58
• Viewing files on a TV  66
• Connecting your camera to a
computer  67
• Adjusting sound and volume
 76
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display  76
• Changing the display
language  77
• Setting the date and time  77
• Formatting the memory
card  77
• Troubleshooting  86
Contents
Basic functions ................................................................
Unpacking .........................................................................
Camera layout . ..................................................................
Inserting the battery and memory card ..............................
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ..............
Charging the battery .............................................................
Turning on your camera ........................................................
Learning icons ...................................................................
Selecting options ...............................................................
Setting the display and sound ............................................
Changing the display type .....................................................
Setting the sound . ...............................................................
Taking photos ....................................................................
Zooming . ............................................................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ..........................................
Adding a voice memo to a photo ........................................... 34
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15
16
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18
19
21
21
21
22
23
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Shooting options ............................................................. 35
Selecting a resolution and quality .......................................
Selecting a resolution ...........................................................
Selecting image quality .........................................................
Using the timer . .................................................................
Shooting in the dark ...........................................................
Preventing red-eye ...............................................................
Using the flash .....................................................................
Adjusting the ISO speed .......................................................
Changing the camera’s focus . ...........................................
Using macro ........................................................................
Using auto focus ..................................................................
Using tracking auto focus . ....................................................
Adjusting the focus area .......................................................
Using face detection ..........................................................
Detecting faces . ..................................................................
Taking a self-portrait shot ......................................................
Taking a smile shot ...............................................................
Detecting eye blinking . .........................................................
Adjusting brightness and color ...........................................
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .....................................
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) .....................................
Changing the metering option ...............................................
Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................
Using burst modes . ...........................................................
Improving your photos .......................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Extended functions ......................................................... 26
Shooting modes ................................................................
Using the Smart Auto mode ..................................................
Using the Scene mode . .......................................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................
Using the frame guide ..........................................................
Using the Night mode . .........................................................
Using the DIS mode .............................................................
Using the Program mode ......................................................
Recording a video ................................................................
Recording voice memos ....................................................
Recording a voice memo ......................................................
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31
32
32
34
34
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42
43
44
44
45
45
46
47
47
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51
51
Contents
Adjusting your photos ........................................................... 52
Error messages . ................................................................
Camera maintenance . .......................................................
Cleaning your camera . .........................................................
About memory cards ............................................................
About the battery .................................................................
Before contacting a service center .....................................
Camera specifications . ......................................................
FCC notice . .......................................................................
Index ..................................................................................
Playback/Editing ............................................................. 53
Playing back ......................................................................
Starting Playback mode ........................................................
Viewing photos ....................................................................
Playing a video . ...................................................................
Playing voice memos . ..........................................................
Editing a photo . .................................................................
Resizing photos ...................................................................
Rotating a photo ..................................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Correcting exposure problems ..............................................
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................
Viewing files on a TV ..........................................................
Transferring files to your Windows computer .....................
Transferring files using Intelli-studio .........................................
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable disk ...
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ..........................
Transferring files to your Mac computer .............................
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ..................
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63
64
65
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67
68
70
71
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73
Appendixes ...................................................................... 74
Camera settings menu .......................................................
Accessing the settings menu ................................................
Sound . ...............................................................................
Display ................................................................................
Settings . .............................................................................
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Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.
Unpacking … ……………………………………………… 12
Camera layout ……………………………………………… 13
Inserting the battery and memory card … ……………… 15
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ……… 16
Charging the battery … ……………………………………
Turning on your camera ……………………………………
16
17
Learning icons ……………………………………………… 18
Selecting options …………………………………………… 19
Setting the display and sound … ………………………… 21
Changing the display type …………………………………
Setting the sound … ………………………………………
21
21
Taking photos … …………………………………………… 22
Zooming …………………………………………………… 23
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………………………… 24
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
Rechargeable battery
Strap
User Manual CD-ROM
Optional accessories
Quick Start Manual
The illustrations may differ from your actual
items.
Camera case
Memory card
(microSD™)
USB extension cable
AC adapter
A/V cable
Battery charger
Basic functions
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Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
Zoom button
• Zoom in or out in Shooting mode.
• Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as
thumbnails in Playback mode.
• Adjust volume in Playback mode.
Shutter button
POWER button
Smart button
Set to Smart mode (
Flash
,
)
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Microphone
Speaker
Lens
Tripod mount
USB Lock Lever
Battery chamber cover
Built-in USB plug
Insert a memory card and battery
Basic functions
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Camera layout
Status lamp
A/V port
• Blinking: When the camera is
saving a photo or video, being
read by a computer or printer, or
out of focus
• Steady: When the camera is
connecting to a computer or
in focus
Accepts A/V cable
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2
Main display
Attaching the strap
Mode button: Open the list of shooting modes
Icon
Button
Mode
Description
Smart Auto
The camera automatically selects settings based
on a the type of scene (Night, Portrait, Sunset,
etc.) it detects.
Program
The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture
value and lets you set the other options.
DIS
The camera activates options that reduce camera
shake.
Scene
Take a photo with options preset for a specific
scene (Landscape, Portrait, Forest, etc.).
Movie
Record a video.
Description
Access options or menus
Navigation
In Shooting mode
While setting
Change the display option
Move up
Change the macro option
Move down
Change the flash option
Move left
Change the timer option
Move right
Confirm the highlighted option or menu
Basic functions
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Playback
Enter Playback mode
Function
• Access options in Shooting mode
• Delete files in Playback mode
Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Memory card
Insert a memory card with
the gold-colored contacts
facing up.
Push the card gently until
the card disengages from
the camera, and then pull it
out of the slot.
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
Battery lock
Battery
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing down.
• You can use the internal memory can be used as a temporary
storage device when the memory card is not inserted.
• Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory
card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory
card.
Basic functions
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Charging the battery
Charging using the USB extension cable
Before using the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery.
Insert the USB extension cable into the built-in USB plug, and
plug the other end of the connector into the USB port of the
computer.
Charging using the built-in USB plug
To open the built-in USB plug,
push the USB lock lever at the
bottom of the camera in the
direction of the arrow.
Insert the built-in USB plug of
the camera into the USB port
of the computer.
• It is recommended that you use a USB extension cable, which
is an optional component, depending on the USB connection
environment.
• When charging the battery by connecting the USB extension cable
to the computer, charging may take longer.
Indicator light
•Red: Charging
•Off: Fully charged
Basic functions
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Turning on your camera
Charging using the power adapter
Insert the USB extension cable into the built-in USB plug of the
camera. And put the other end of the cable in the power adapter,
and then plug it into an outlet.
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [ ]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
It is recommended that you use a power adapter, which is an optional
component, depending on the USB connection environment.
When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] for about
5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
Basic functions
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Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
A
Icon
C. Icons on the left
Description
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
B
Icon
Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
Exposure value
White balance
C
Icon
Face tone
Description
Face retouch
Photo resolution
A. Information
Icon
B. Icons on the right
ISO speed
Description
Video resolution
Selected shooting mode
Frame rate
Available number of photos
Photo quality
Image adjustment
(contrast, sharpness, saturation)
Available recording time
Metering option
Voice muted
Internal memory
Flash option
Burst type
Memory card inserted
Timer option
•
•
•
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red) : Charging needed
Voice memo
Photo style
Auto focus option
Face detection
Video stabilizer
Basic functions
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Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [
], and then using the navigation buttons ([
You can also access shooting options by pressing [
3
]).
] again to go back to the previous menu.
Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
].
EV
Back
], [
Going back to the previous menu
Press [
menu.
Press [
], [
], but some options are not available.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or
• To move left or right, press [ ] or [ ].
• To move up or down, press [
] or [
], [
Move
] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Basic functions
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Selecting options
Example: Selecting a White Balance option in the P mode
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Program, and then
press [
5 Press [
press [
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Focus Area
].
Smart Auto
Program
DIS
Exit
Scene
Movie
This mode allows you to directly set various
features for shooting.
3 Press [
6 Press [
Shooting
Sound
Display
Settings
press [
] or [
] to scroll to a White Balance option.
Daylight
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Focus Area
4 Press [
Back
].
Photo Size
Exit
] or [ ] to scroll to White Balance, and then
] or [
].
Back
7 Press [
Change
] or [ ] to scroll to Shooting, and then
] or [
].
Basic functions
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Move
].
Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic display and sound settings.
Changing the display type
Setting the sound
Select a display type for Shooting or Playback mode. Each type
displays different shooting or playback information.
Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you
operate your camera.
Press [
].
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
2 Select Sound → Beep Sound → an option.
] repeatedly to change a display type.
Show all photographic
information.
Modes
Display Type Choices
Shooting
• Display all information about shooting
• Hide information about shooting, except the
available number of photos (or available recording
time) and the battery icon
Playback
• Display all information about the current photo
• Hide all information about the current file
• Display information about the current file, except the
shooting settings and captured date
Basic functions
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Options
Description
Off
The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3
The camera emits one of three sounds, depending
on the option you select.
Taking photos
Learn how to take photos easily and quickly in the Program mode.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Program, and then
press [
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject in focus.
].
Smart Auto
Program
DIS
Scene
Movie
This mode allows you to directly set various
features for shooting.
5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.
3 Align your subject in the frame.
See page 24 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Zooming
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you
use the digital zoom.
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 4X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 20 times.
Optical range
Rotate [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Rotate [Zoom]
left to zoom out.
Zoom indicator
Digital range
• Digital zoom is not available when you use the
,
,
(in some scenes),
and
modes, and when you use Face
Detection.
• It may take longer to save a photo when you are using the digital
zoom.
Zoom ratio
Zoom out
Zoom in
Basic functions
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Tips for getting a clearer photo
Reducing camera shake
Holding your camera correctly
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
• Select the
mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 31)
When
is displayed
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. The camera adjusts the focus and
exposure automatically.
The camera sets the aperture value
and shutter speed automatically.
Focus frame
•Press [Shutter] to take the photo
if focus frame appears in green.
•Change the frame and half-press
[Shutter] again if it appears in red.
Basic functions
Camera shake
When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to
Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be
harder to hold the camera still.
• Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 39)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 40)
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
• When you take photos in low light
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
-- there is little contrast between the subject and background
Turn on the flash.
(p. 39)
(When your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color to the
background)
-- the light source behind the subject is too bright
-- the subject is shiny
-- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
-- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
• When subjects are moving fast
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 50)
Use the focus lock
Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus,
you can reposition the frame to change the composition.
When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo.
Basic functions
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Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.
Shooting modes … ………………………………………… 27
Using the Smart Auto mode … ……………………………
Using the Scene mode … …………………………………
Using the Beauty Shot mode ………………………………
Using the frame guide … …………………………………
Using the Night mode … …………………………………
Using the DIS mode … ……………………………………
Using the Program mode … ………………………………
Recording a video … ………………………………………
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28
29
30
30
31
32
32
Recording voice memos … ……………………………… 34
Recording a voice memo … ………………………………
Adding a voice memo to a photo … ………………………
34
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Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Using the Smart Auto mode
Icon
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on the type of scene it defects. Smart
Auto Mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera
settings for various scenes.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Smart Auto.
3 Align your subject in the frame.
Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
Appears when taking portraits at night.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes with
backlighting.
].
Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits.
Appears when taking close-up photos of objects.
• The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
scene mode icon appears at the top left of the screen. The
icons are listed below.
Appears when taking close-up photos of text.
Appears when taking photos of sunsets.
Appears when taking photos of clear skies.
Appears when taking photos of forested areas.
Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful
subjects.
Appears when taking close-up portraits of people.
Icon
Appears when the camera is stable (on a tripod, for
example) and the subject is motionless for a period
of time. This is available only when you are shooting
in the dark.
Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Appears when taking photos with bright white
backgrounds.
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Shooting modes
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
• If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode,
appears and the camera uses default settings.
• Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode
depending on the subject's position or lighting.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
shooting condtions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance
to the subject.
• Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode
may not be detected depending on the subject's movement.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Scene → a scene.
].
Beauty Shot
Frame Guide
Night
Portrait
Children
Landscape
Close Up
This mode is appropriate for taking pictures
of faces.
• To change the scene mode, press [
], and then select
Scene → a scene.
• For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot
mode" on page 29.
• For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide" on
page 30.
• For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 30.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Shooting modes
6 Select Shooting → Face Retouch → an option.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
• Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
imperfections.
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Scene → Beauty Shot.
3 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
Level 3
only), press [
], and then go to Step 4. To hide
facial imperfections, press [
], and then go to Step
5.
4 Select Shooting → Face Tone → an option.
• Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
Back
Move
7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Level 2
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
Back
Move
5 To hide facial imperfections, press [
].
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Shooting modes
Using the frame guide
Using the Night mode
When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can
compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame
guide helps the other person take a photo of you by showing part
of the pre-composed scene.
Use the Night mode to take a photo with options preset for
shooting at night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera from
shaking.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Scene → Frame Guide.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then press [Shutter].
• Transparent guides appear on the left and right of the frame.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Scene → Night.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode
In the Night mode, you can catch brief flashes of light as curved
streaks by extending the exposure. Use a slow shutter speed
to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture
value to prevent overexposure.
Cancel Frame: OK
4 Ask another person to take a photo.
• The person aligns the subject in the frame using the guides,
and then presses [Shutter] to take the photo.
5 To cancel the guides, press [
].
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Scene → Night.
].
3 Press [
4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter.
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Shooting modes
5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
Using the DIS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Digital
Image Stabilization functions.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Auto
Auto
Aperture
Back
Move
6 Select an option.
Before correction
• If you select Auto, the camera adjusts the aperture value or
shutter speed automatically.
7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
After correction
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select DIS.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
• The digital zoom does not work in this mode.
• If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
• The DIS function may not work in a place where the lighting is
brighter than that of a fluorescent lamp.
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Shooting modes
Using the Program mode
Recording a video
In the Program mode, you can set various options except
the shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets
automatically.
Record videos of up to 2 hours in length.
The recorded video is saved as an MJPEG file.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Program.
3 Set options.
• Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If this
occurs, set a lower resolution. (p. 36)
].
(For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Movie.
].
3 Press [
4 Select Movie → Frame Rate → a frame rate (the
number of frames per second).
• As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but
the file size also increases.
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Shooting modes
].
5 Press [
6 Select Movie → Voice → a sound option.
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause a video temporarily while
recording. With this function, you can record several scenes as a
single video.
Option Description
Press [
On: Record a video with sound.
] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
Off: Record a video without sound.
Zoom Mute: The camera stops recording sound
temporarily when you use the zoom.
].
7 Press [
8 Select Movie → Stabilizer → a stabilizer option.
Option Description
Stop
Off: Record a video with the image stabilization function
turned off.
On: Record a video with the image stabilization function
turned on to prevent your video from blurring.
9 Set other options as desired.
(For options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
10 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
11 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
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33
Pause
Recording voice memos
Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of
shooting conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when recording 10 inches (25 cm.) away from
the camera.
Recording a voice memo
Adding a voice memo to a photo
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Voice → Record.
3 Press [Shutter] to record.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Voice → Memo.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then take a photo.
4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
• You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
• Press [
] to pause or resume recording.
Stop
• Begin recording the voice memo right after taking the photo.
• Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the
10 seconds are up.
Pause
4 Press [Shutter] to stop.
• Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
5 Press [
] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Selecting a resolution and quality …………… 36
Selecting a resolution …………………………… 36
Selecting image quality … ……………………… 36
Using the timer ……………………………… 37
Shooting in the dark … ……………………… 39
Preventing red-eye ……………………………… 39
Using the flash … ……………………………… 39
Adjusting the ISO speed … …………………… 40
Changing the camera’s focus … …………… 41
Using macro … …………………………………
Using auto focus … ……………………………
Using tracking auto focus … ……………………
Adjusting the focus area …………………………
41
41
42
43
Using face detection … ……………………… 44
Detecting faces … ………………………………
Taking a self-portrait shot … ……………………
Taking a smile shot ………………………………
Detecting eye blinking … ………………………
44
45
45
46
Adjusting brightness and color ………………
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) … ………
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) … ………
Changing the metering option … ………………
Selecting a light source (White balance) … ……
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47
47
48
48
Using burst modes …………………………… 50
Improving your photos … …………………… 51
Applying photo styles …………………………… 51
Adjusting your photos … ……………………… 52
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Selecting a resolution
When recording a video:
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include
more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on
a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size also
increases.
].
1 In the mode, press [
2 Select Movie → Movie Size → an option.
Option Description
640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV.
When taking a photo:
320 X 240: To post on a web page.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Photo Size → an option.
Selecting image quality
Option Description
4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper (22" x 34").
3984 X 2656: Print on A2 paper (17" x 22") in wide ratio
(3:2).
3968 X 2232: Print on A2 paper (17" x 22") in panorama
ratio (16:9) or play back on an HDTV.
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper (17" x 11").
The camera compresses and saves the photos you take in JPEG
format. Higher quality images result in larger file sizes.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Quality → an option.
Option Description
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8 1/2" x 11").
Super Fine
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper (5 3/4" x 8 1/2").
Fine
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
Normal
The paper sizes in inches are approximate.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
].
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera
automatically takes a photo at the specified time.
• Press [ ] to cancel the timer.
• Depending on the face detection option you have selected, the timer
function or some timer options may not be available.
Off
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Off: The timer is not active.
10 Sec: Takes a photo in 10 seconds.
2 Sec: Takes a photo in 2 seconds.
Double: Takes a photo in 10 seconds, and then takes
another 2 seconds later.
Motion Timer: Detects your movement, and then take
a photo. (p. 38)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using the timer
6 Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/timer lamp
Using the motion timer
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Press [Shutter].
4 Stand within 10 ft. (3 m) of the camera within 6 seconds
is blinking.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp stops blinking just before the
camera automatically takes a photo.
after pressing [Shutter].
5 Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate
the timer.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp starts to blink rapidly when the
camera detects you.
The motion timer may not work when:
• you are more than 10 ft. (3 m) away from the camera
• your movements are too subtle
• there is too much light or backlight
The detection range of
the motion timer
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38
Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.
Preventing red-eye
Using the flash
If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a
red glow may appear in the person's eyes. To prevent this, select
Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in "Using the
flash."
Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need
more light in your photos.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
].
Auto
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Off:
• The flash does not fire.
• The camera displays the camera shake warning (
when you are shooting in low light.
)
Auto: The camera selects a proper flash setting for the
scene it detects in the
mode.
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39
Shooting in the dark
Option Description
• Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select
Blink Detection.
• Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 89)
• If light from the flash is relected or there is a large amount of dust in
the air, tiny spots may appear in your photo.
Red-eye Fix*:
• The flash fires twice when the subject or background
is dark. The subject should not move until the flash
fires a second time.
• The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
software analysis.
Slow Sync:
• The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
• Select this when you want to capture ambient light to
reveal more details in the background.
• Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
Fill in:
• The flash always fires.
• The camera adjusts light intensity automatically.
Red-eye*:
• The flash fires when the subject or background is
dark.
• The camera reduces red-eyes.
Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
Adjusting the ISO speed
The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as
defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your
camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better
photo without using the flash.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → ISO → an option.
• Select
to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the
brightness of the subject and lighting.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
• The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get.
• When you select Motion Capture, the camera sets the ISO speed
to Auto.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus.
Using macro
Using auto focus
Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers
or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.”
To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
1 In Shooting mode, press [
].
Normal (AF)
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 32 in. (80 cm)
from the camera. Farther than 3 1/4 ft. (1 m) when using
the zoom.
• Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos.
• Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 32 in. (40 cm.)
Macro: Focus on a subject 5 to 32 in. (12 - 80 cm )
from the camera. 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 ft. (0.7 - 1 m) when
using the zoom.
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 in. (12 cm).
Farther than 2 1/4 ft. (0.7 m) when using the zoom.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using tracking auto focus
• Tracking a subject may fail when:
-- the subject is too small or the subject moves excessively
-- the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
-- colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the
same
-- the camera shakes excessively
In these cases, the focus frame appears as a white, single-line frame.
• If the camera fails to track the subject, you must reselect the subject
to track.
• If the camera fails to fix the focus, the focus frame changes to a red,
single-line frame.
• If you use this function, you cannot set face detection and photo
style options.
Tracking AF allows you to track and auto focus on your subject,
even when you are moving.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Focus Area → Tracking AF.
3 Focus on the subject you want to track, and then press
[
].
• A focus frame appears on the subject and follows the subject
as you move the camera.
Tracking AF
• The white frame means that your camera is tracking the
subject.
• The green frame means that your subject is in focus when you
half-press [Shutter].
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Changing the camera’s focus
Adjusting the focus area
You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Focus Area → an option.
Option Description
Center AF: Focus on the center. Suitable when subjects
are located in the center.
Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas.
Tracking AF: Focus on and track the subject. (p. 42)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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43
Using face detection
If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera
adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to
capture a smiling face.
• In some scene modes, face detection is unavailable.
• Face detection may not be effective when:
-- the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear
orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection.)
-- it is too bright or too dark
-- the subject is not facing the camera
-- the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
-- the subject is in backlit or the lighting condition is unstable
-- the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably
• Face detection is not available when you are using a photo style or
image adjustment option or when you are using Tracking AF.
• Face detection is not available when you are using the digital zoom.
• Depending on the face detection option you selected, the timer or
some timer options are not available.
• Depending on the face detection option you selected, some burst
options are not available.
Detecting faces
Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 faces
in one scene).
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Normal.
• The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest
of the faces appear in gray focus frames.
• The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera detects
faces.
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44
Using face detection
Taking a self-portrait shot
Taking a smile shot
Take photos of yourself. The camera automatically sets the photo
distance to close-up and emits a beep when ready.
The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a
smiling face.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Self-Portrait.
3 When you hear a beep, press [Shutter].
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Smile Shot.
Shooting options
• When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect
the smile more easily.
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Using face detection
Detecting eye blinking
If your camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes two
photos in succession.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Blink
Detection.
• Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen.
• When blink detection fails, the “Picture taken with eyes closed.”
message appears. Take another photo.
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46
Adjusting brightness and color
Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.
Adjusting the exposure manually
(EV)
Compensating for backlighting (ACB)
When the light source is behind your subject or there is high
contrast between your subject and the background, your subject
is likely to appear dark in the photo. If this occurs, turn the Auto
Contrast Balance (ACB) option on.
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos
may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the
exposure to get a better photo.
Darker (-)
Neutral (0)
Brighter (+)
Without ACB
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
Select
Shooting
→
EV.
2
3 Select a value to adjust the exposure.
With ACB
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → ACB → an option.
Option Description
Off: ACB is off.
• Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You
may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure
or underexposure.
• If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracket). The camera takes three photos, each with a
different exposure: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 50)
Shooting options
On: ACB is on.
• You cannot set burst options when this feature is on.
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Adjusting brightness and color
Changing the metering option
The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera
measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your
photos will vary depending on the metering mode you select.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Metering → an option.
Selecting a light source
(White balance)
The color of your photo depends on the type and quality of
the light source. If you want the color of your photo to be
realistic, select a white balance setting that matches the lighting
conditions, such as Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.
Option Description
Multi:
• Your camera divides the scene into several areas, and
then measures the light intensity of each area.
• Suitable for general photos.
Spot:
• Your camera measures only the light intensity of the
very center of the frame.
• If a subject is not in the center of the scene, your
photo may be improperly exposed.
• Suitable for a subject with backlighting.
Center-weighted:
• Your camera averages the meter reading of the entire
frame with emphasis placed on the center.
• Suitable for photos with subjects in the center of the
frame.
Shooting options
(Auto WB)
(Cloudy)
48
(Daylight)
(Tungsten)
Adjusting brightness and color
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → White Balance → an option.
Icon
Defining your own white balance
Description
Auto WB: Automatically sets the white balance based
on the lighting conditions.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → White Balance → Custom Set.
3 Aim the lens at a piece of white paper.
Daylight: Select when taking outdoor photos on a
sunny day.
Cloudy: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy
day or in shadows.
Fluorescent_H: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent or three-way fluorescent light.
Fluorescent_L: Select when shooting under white
fluorescent light.
Tungsten: Select when taking indoor photos under
incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps.
4 Press [Shutter].
Custom Set: Use white balance settings you defined.
(See procedure at right.)
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Using burst modes
It can be difficult to take photos of fast-moving subjects or capture natural facial expressions and gestures of your subjects in photos.
In these cases, select one of the burst modes to take multiple pictures rapidly.
• You can use the flash, timer, and ACB only when you select
Single.
• When you select Motion Capture, the resolution is set to VGA
and the ISO speed is set to Auto.
• Depending on the face detection option you selected, some
burst options are not available.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Drive → an option.
Option Description
Single: Take a single photo.
Continuous:
• While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes
photos continuously.
• The maximum number of photos depends on the
capacity of your memory card.
Motion Capture:
• While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes
VGA photos (5 photos per second; maximum of 30
photos).
AEB:
• Take 3 photos with different exposures: normal,
underexposed, and overexposed.
• Use a tripod to prevent blurry photos.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Improving your photos
Learn how to improve your photos by applying photo styles or colors, or by making some adjustments.
Applying photo styles
Defining your own RGB tone
Apply a different photo style to your photos, such as Soft, Vivid,
or Forest.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
Select
Shooting
→
Photo
Style
Selector → Custom
2
RGB.
3 Select a color (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue).
Soft
Vivid
Forest
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Shooting → Photo Style Selector → an option.
• Select Custom RGB to define your own RGB tone.
Back
• If you use this function, you cannot set the face detection and image
adjustment options.
Move
4 Adjust the amount of the selected color.
Shooting options
(-: less or +: more)
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Improving your photos
Adjusting your photos
Saturation option
Description
Adjust the contrast, sharpness, and saturation of your photos.
-
Decrease the saturation.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
Select
Shooting
→
Image
Adjust.
2
3 Select an adjustment option.
+
Increase the saturation.
• Select 0 if you do not want to apply any effects (suitable for printing).
• If you set an Image Adjust option, Photo Style Selector function is
not available.
• Contrast
• Sharpness
• Saturation
4 Select a value to adjust the selected item.
Contrast option
Description
-
Decrease the color and brightness.
+
Increase the color and brightness.
Sharpness option
Description
-
Soften the edges on your photos. Suitable
for editing the photos on your computer.
+
Sharpen the edges to improve the clarity
of your photos. This may also increase the
noise on your photos.
Shooting options
52
Playback/Editing
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice memos and edit photos or videos. You will also learn
how to connect your camera to your photo printer or TV.
Playing back …………………………………… 54
Starting Playback mode …………………………
Viewing photos … ………………………………
Playing a video … ………………………………
Playing voice memos ……………………………
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59
60
Transferring files to your Windows computer ……
Transferring files using Intelli-studio … …………
Transferring files by connecting the camera as
a removable disk … ……………………………
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ……
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68
70
71
Editing a photo ……………………………… 62
Transferring files to your Mac computer …… 72
Resizing photos …………………………………
Rotating a photo … ……………………………
Applying photo styles ……………………………
Correcting exposure problems … ………………
Creating a print order (DPOF) ……………………
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo
printer … ……………………………………… 73
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63
64
65
Viewing files on a TV … ……………………… 66
Playing back
Learn to play back photos, videos, or voice memos, and manage files.
Starting Playback mode
Display in Playback mode
View photos or play videos and voice memos stored in your
camera.
1 Press [
].
• The most recent file you have taken or recorded is displayed.
• If the camera is off, it turn ons.
2 Press [
] or [
Information
] to scroll through files.
• Press and hold to scroll through files quickly.
• If you want to view files stored in the internal memory, remove your
memory card.
• The camera will not properly play back files that are too large or those
taken with cameras from other manufacturers.
Icon
Description
Photo includes a voice memo
Video file
Print order has been set (DPOF)
Protected file
Folder name – File name
Playback/Editing
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Playing back
Viewing files by category in Smart Album
View and manage files by categories, such as date, file type, or
week.
1 In Playback mode, rotate [Zoom] left.
].
2 Press [
3 Select a category.
4 Press [
5 Press [
Type
Date
Color
Week
Back
Set
Option
Description
Type
View files by file type.
Date
View files by the date they were saved.
Color
View files by the dominant color of the image.
Week
View files by the weekday they were saved.
] or [
] to scroll through files.
• Press and hold to scroll through files quickly.
It may take some time for the camera to open Smart Album or to
change the category and recognize files.
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] to return to the normal view.
Playing back
Viewing files as thumbnails
Protecting files
Scan thumbnails of files.
Protect your files from accidental deletion.
In Playback mode, rotate [Zoom] left to display 9 or
20 thumbnails. Rotate [Zoom] right to return to the
previous mode.
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select File Options → Protect → Select.
• To protect all files, select All → Lock.
3 To protect a single file, select the file you want to protect,
and then press [
• Press [
].
] again to cancel your selection.
Filter
To
Do this
Scroll through files
Press [
Delete files
Press [
], [
], [
] or [
].
], and then select Yes.
Select
4
5 Press [
Set
Repeat Step 4 to protect additional files individually.
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].
Playing back
Copying files to the memory card
Deleting files
Delete single files or all files at once. You cannot delete protected
files.
To delete a single file,
1 In Playback mode, select a file, and then press [
2 Select Yes to delete the file.
].
You can copy files from the internal memory to a memory card.
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select File Options → Copy to Card.
3 Select Yes to copy files.
To delete multiple files,
1 In Playback mode, press [ ].
2 Select Multiple Delete.
3 Select the files you want to delete, and then press [
• Press [
].
] again to cancel your selection.
4 Press [ ].
5 Select Yes.
To delete all files,
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select File Options → Delete → All → Yes.
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Playing back
Viewing photos
Starting a slide show
You can apply effects and add audio to your slide show.
Zoom in on part of a photo or view photos in a slide show.
Enlarging a photo
In Playback mode, rotate [Zoom] right to
enlarge a photo. Rotate [Zoom] left to shrink a
photo.
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select Multi Slide Show.
3 Select a slide show effect option.
The enlarged area and zoom ratio are indicated on the top of the
screen. The maximum zoom ratio may vary depending on the
resolution.
• Skip to step 5 to start a slide show with no effects.
Option
Description
Images
Select the photos you want to view as a slide show.
• All: View all photos in a slide show.
• Date: View photos captured on a specific date in
a slide show.
• Select: View selected photos in a slide show.
Interval
• Set the interval between photos.
• This is available when you select Off in the Effect
option. See below.
Music
Select a background audio.
Effect
• Select a transition effect.
• Select Off for no effects.
Trim
To
Do this
Move the enlarged area
Press [
Trim the enlarged photo
Press [
]. The trimmed photo is saved
as a new file.
], [
], [
] or [
].
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Playing back
4 Set the slide show effect.
5 Select Start → Play.
Playing a video
You can play a video, capture an image from a video, or crop a
video.
• To loop the slide show, select Repeat.
• Press [
] to pause or resume the slide show.
To stop the slide show and switch to Playback mode, press [
[ ] or [ ].
1 In Playback mode, select a video, and then press [
], and then
Pause
2 Use the following buttons to control playback.
Press
To
[
Scan backward.
]
[
[
]
]
[Zoom] left or right
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Pause or resume playback.
Scan forward.
Adjust the volume level.
].
Playing back
Playing voice memos
Trimming a video during playback
1
Press [
] at the point where you want the new video
to begin, and then rotate [Zoom] right.
2 Press [
3 Press [
] to resume playback.
] at the point where you want the new video
to end, and then rotate [Zoom] right.
Playing a voice memo
1 In Playback mode, select a voice memo, and then press
[
].
2 Use the following buttons to control playback.
4 Select Yes.
• The original video must be at least 10 seconds long.
• The camera saves the edited video as a new file.
Press
To
[
Scan backward.
]
[
]
]
Scan forward.
[
]
Stop playback.
[Zoom] left or right
Capturing an image during playback
1 Press [
] at the point where you want to save a still
image.
2 Press [
].
A captured image has the same resolution as the original video file and is
saved as a new file.
Playback/Editing
Pause or resume playback.
[
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Adjust the volume level.
Playing back
Adding a voice memo to a photo
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
2 Select File Options → Voice memo → On.
3 Press [Shutter] to record a short voice memo
(10 seconds maximum).
• Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
You cannot add a voice memo to protected files.
Playing a voice memo added to a photo
In Playback mode, select a photo that includes a voice
memo, and then press [
].
•Press [
] to pause or resume playback.
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Editing a photo
Perform photo editing tasks, such as resizing, rotating, eliminating red-eyes, and adjusting brightness, contrast, or saturation.
The camera saves edited photos as new files.
Resizing photos
Rotating a photo
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
2 Select Edit → Resize → an option.
2 Select Edit → Rotate → an option.
[
].
• Select
to save the photo as a start image. (p. 76)
[
].
Right 90˚
2048 X 1536
Back
Back
Move
Available options differ depending on the size of the selected photo.
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Move
Editing a photo
Applying photo styles
Defining your own RGB tone
Apply a different photo style to the photo, such as Soft, Vivid, or
Forest.
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
2 Select Edit → Photo Style Selector → Custom RGB.
3 Select a color (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue).
Soft
Vivid
Forest
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
2 Select Edit → Photo Style Selector → an option.
• Select Custom RGB to define your own RGB tone.
Back
4 Adjust the amount of the selected color.
(-: less or +: more)
Soft
Back
Move
Move
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Editing a photo
Correcting exposure problems
3 Select a level.
• As the number increases, the face becomes clearer.
Adjust ACB (Auto Contrast Balance), brightness, contrast, or
saturation; remove red-eye; hide facial imperfections; or add
noise to the photo.
Adjusting ACB (Auto Contrast Balance)
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → ACB.
Removing red-eye
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
Adjusting brightness/contrast/saturation
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
2 Select Edit → Image Adjust.
3 Select an adjustment option.
•
•
•
: Brightness
: Contrast
: Saturation
4 Select a value to adjust the selected item.
(-: less or +: more)
].
2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Red-eye Fix.
Hiding facial imperfections
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
].
Adding noise to the photo
1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press
[
].
2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Add Noise.
2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Face Retouch.
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Editing a photo
Creating a print order (DPOF)
Select photos to be printed and set options, such as the number
of copies or paper size.
• You can take the memory card to a print shop that supports DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) or you can print photos directly through a
DPOF-compatible printer at home.
• Wide photos may print with the left and right edges cut off, so be
aware of the dimensions of your photos.
• You cannot set the DPOF for the photos stored in the internal
memory.
].
4 Press [
5 Select File Options → DPOF → Size → an option.
Description
Select
Print the selected photos.
All
Print all photos.
Reset
Reset to the default settings.
Description
Select
Specify the print size for the selected photo.
All
Specify the print size for all photos.
Reset
Reset to the default settings.
6 If you select Select, scroll to a photo, and then rotate
[Zoom] left or right to select the print size. Repeat for the
photos you want to print, and then press [ ].
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select File Options → DPOF → Standard → an option.
Option
Option
• If you select All, press [
and then press [
].
].
1 In Playback mode, press [
2 Select File Options → DPOF → Index → Yes.
If you specify the print size, you can print photos only with DPOF
1.1-compatible printers.
[Zoom] left or right to select the number of copies.
Repeat for the photos you want to print, and then press
[ ].
] or [
].
] to select the print size,
Printing photos as thumbnails
3 If you select Select, scroll to a photo, and then rotate
• If you select All, press [
copies, and then press [
] or [
] to select the number of
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Viewing files on a TV
Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV using the A/V cable.
].
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
2 Select Settings → Video Out.
3 Select a video signal output according to your country
• 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 can capture photos or videos while the camera is connected
to a TV.
or region.
4 Turn off your camera and TV.
5 Connect your camera to your TV using the A/V cable.
Video
Audio
6 Turn on your TV, and then select the video output mode
using the TV remote control.
7 Turn on your camera, and then press [ ].
8 View photos or play videos using the buttons on your
camera.
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Transferring files to your Windows computer
Transfer files to your Windows PC using the built-in Intelli-studio program. You can also edit files or upload files to your favorite websites.
Requirements for Intelli-studio
• Intelli-studio may not perform correctly on some computers, even
when the computer meets the requirements.
• If your computer does not meet the requirements, videos may not
play correctly or it may take longer to edit videos.
• Install DirectX 9.0c or above before you use the program.
• Your computer must have Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10.4 or
later for you to connect the camera to the computer as a removable
disk.
Item
Requirements
CPU
Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz or higher/
AMD Athlon™ FX 2.2 GHz or higher
RAM
Minimum 512 MB RAM
(1 GB and above recommended)
OS
Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
Hard disk
capacity
250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Others
• CD-ROM drive
• nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/ATI X1600 series
or higher
• 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible
monitor (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32-bit color display
recommended)
• USB port, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
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,
Vista and 7.
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Transferring files to your Windows computer
Transferring files using Intelli-studio
When connecting your camera to your computer using the
built-in USB plug, the S/W (Intelli-studio) for your PC starts to run
automatically.
5 Turn on the camera.
6 Select Settings → USB → Computer.
If you set the USB option to Select Mode, select Computer from the
pop-up window.
While your camera is connected to your computer, the battery charges.
7 Select a folder on your computer to save new files to.
].
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
2 Select Settings → PC Software → On.
3 Turn off the camera.
4 Connect your camera to your computer using the built-in
• If your camera has no new files, the pop-up window for saving
new files will not appear.
8 Select Yes.
• New files are transferred to the computer.
For Windows Vista, select Run iStudio.exe from the AutoPlay window.
USB plug.
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Transferring files to your Windows computer
Using Intelli-studio
Intelli-studio is a built-in program that allows you to play back and edit files. You can also upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube.
For details, select Help → Help in the program.
• If you install Intelli-studio on your computer, the program launches more quickly. To install the program, select Tool → Install Intelli-studio on PC.
• You cannot edit files directly on the camera. Transfer files to a folder on your computer before editing.
• You cannot copy files in your computer to the camera.
• Intelli-studio supports the following formats:
-- Videos: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9), AVI (MJPEG)
-- Photos: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
1
2
3
4
5
15
6
14
7
13
8
9
12
10
11
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Transferring files to your Windows computer
Icon
Transferring files by connecting the camera
as a removable disk
Description
1
Open menus
2
Display files in the selected folder
3
Change to the Photo edit mode
4
Change to the Video edit mode
5
Change to the Sharing mode (You can send files by email
or upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube.)
6
Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list
7
Select a file type
8
View files of the selected folder on your computer
9
Show or hide files of the connected camera
You can connect the camera to your computer as a removable
disk.
].
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
2 Select Settings → PC Software → Off.
3 Turn off the camera.
4 Connect your camera to your computer using the built-in
USB plug.
10
View files of the selected folder on the camera
11
View files as thumbnails, in Smart Album, or on a map
12
Browse folders in the connected device
13
Browse folders in your computer
14
Move to the previous or next folder
15
Print files, view files on a map, store files in My Folder, or
register faces
• It is recommended that you use a USB extension cable, which is an
optional component, depending on the USB connection environment.
• When connecting your camera to your computer, your camera cannot
be charged at low temperatures (below 0 °C) or at high temperatures
(above 40 °C).
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Transferring files to your Windows computer
5 Turn on the camera.
6 Select Settings → USB → Computer.
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP)
The way to disconnect the built-in USB plug for Windows Vista/7
is similar.
If you set the USB option to Select Mode, select Computer from the
pop-up window.
1 If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, wait until
it stops.
7 On your computer, select My Computer → Removable
Disk → DCIM → 100PHOTO.
2 Click
on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC
screen.
8 Select the files you want and drag or save them to your
computer.
3 Click the pop-up message.
4 Disconnect the built-in USB plug.
The camera may not be removed safely when Intelli-studio is running.
End the program before disconnecting the camera.
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Transferring files to your Mac computer
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.
Mac OS 10.4 or later is supported.
1 Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer using
the built-in USB plug.
2 Turn on the camera.
• The computer recognizes the camera automatically and
displays a removable disk icon.
If you set the USB option to Select Mode, select Computer from the
pop-up window.
3 Double-click the removable disk icon.
4 Transfer photos or videos to the computer.
It is recommended that you use a USB extension cable, which is an optional
component, depending on the USB connection environment.
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Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer
Print photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting your camera directly to the printer.
].
1 In Shooting mode, press [
2 Select Settings → USB.
3 Select Printer.
4 Connect your camera to your printer using the built-in
Configuring print settings
USB plug while your printer is on.
Images
: One Photo
Size
: Auto
Layout
: Auto
Type
: Auto
Quality
: Auto
Exit
Print
Option Description
Images: Select whether to print the current photo or all
photos.
Size: Specify the size of the print.
Layout: Create thumbnail prints.
5 Turn on your camera.
Type: Select the type of paper.
• The printer recognizes the camera automatically.
6 Press [
] or [
Quality: Set the printing quality.
] to select a photo.
Date: Set to print the date.
• Press [
] to set printing options.
See “Configuring print settings.”
7 Press [
File Name: Set to print the name of the file.
Reset: Reset the print options.
] to print.
• Printing starts. Press [
] to cancel printing.
Some options are not supported by some printers.
It is recommended that you use a USB extension cable, which is an optional
component, depending on the USB connection environment.
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Appendixes
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
Camera settings menu … ………………………………… 75
Accessing the settings menu ………………………………
Sound ………………………………………………………
Display … …………………………………………………
Settings … …………………………………………………
75
76
76
77
Error messages … ………………………………………… 80
Camera maintenance ……………………………………… 81
Cleaning your camera … …………………………………
About memory cards ………………………………………
About the battery … ………………………………………
81
82
83
Before contacting a service center … …………………… 86
Camera specifications … ………………………………… 89
FCC notice … ……………………………………………… 94
Index ………………………………………………………… 95
Camera settings menu
Learn about various options to configure your camera's settings.
3 Select an option and save your settings.
Accessing the settings menu
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
2 Select a menu.
Shooting
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit
Menu
Volume
Start Sound
Shutter Sound
Beep Sound
AF Sound
].
Volume
Start Sound
Shutter Sound
Beep Sound
AF Sound
Back
4 Press [
Change
Description
Sound: Set various camera sounds and the volume.
(p. 76)
Display: Customize the display settings, such as start
image and brightness. (p. 76)
Settings: Change the settings for the camera system,
such as memory format, default file name, and USB
mode. (p. 77)
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Off
Low
Medium
High
Set
] to return to the previous screen.
Camera settings menu
Display
Sound
* Default
* Default
Item
Description
Item
Description
Volume
Adjust the volume of any sound.
(Off, Low, Medium*, High)
Function
Description
Display a brief description of an option or menu.
(Off, On*)
Start Sound
Select the sound the camera emits when you turn
it on. (Off*, 1, 2, 3)
Shutter Sound
Select the sound the camera emits when you
press the shutter button. (Off, 1*, 2, 3)
Beep Sound
Select the sound the camera emits when you
press buttons or switch modes. (Off, 1*, 2, 3)
Start Image
Set a start image to display when the camera turns
on.
• Off*: Display no start image.
• Logo: Display a default image stored in the internal
memory.
• User Image: Display the image you want. (p. 62)
AF Sound
Select the sound the camera emits when you
half-press the shutter button. (Off, On*)
• The camera saves only one start image in the
internal memory at a time.
• If you select a new photo as a start image or
reset your camera, the camera deletes the
current image.
Display
Brightness
Quick View
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76
Adjust the brightness of the screen.
(Auto*, Dark, Normal, Bright)
Normal is fixed in Playback mode even if you have
selected Auto.
Set the duration for reviewing a captured image before
returning to the Shooting mode.
(Off, 0.5 sec*, 1 sec, 3 sec)
Camera settings menu
* Default
Item
Description
Power Save
If you perform no operations for 30 seconds, the
camera automatically switches to Power save mode
(press any button to deactivate the Power save
mode). (Off*, On)
Settings
* Default
Item
Description
Format the internal memory and the memory card.
Format deletes all files, including protected files.
(Yes, No)
If the Power save mode is deactivated, the main
display will dim to save battery life when you perform no
operations for about 30 seconds.
Format
Reset
Appendixes
If you use a memory card used with cameras from
different manufacturers or a memory card reader, or
one formatted on a computer, your camera may read
the card incorrectly. Format the card before using it.
Reset menus and shooting options. Date and time,
language, and video output settings are not reset.
(Yes, No)
Language
Select a language for the display text.
Time Zone
Select a region and set the daylight-saving time (DST).
Date/Time
Set
Set the date and time.
Date Type
Select a date format.
(Off*, dd/mm/yyyy, mm/dd/yyyy, yyyy/mm/dd)
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Camera settings menu
* Default
Item
Description
Specify how to name files.
• Reset: Set the file number to start from 0001
when inserting a new memory card, formatting a
memory card, or deleting all files.
• Series*: Set the file number to follow the previous
file number when inserting a new memory card,
formatting a memory card, or deleting all files.
File No.
* Default
Item
• The default name of the first folder is 100PHOTO
and the default name of the first file is
SAM_0001.
• The file number increases one at a time from
SAM_0001 to SAM_9999.
• The folder number increases one at a time from
100PHOTO to 999PHOTO.
• The maximum number of files that can be stored
in one folder is 9999.
• The camera defines file names according to
the Digital rule for Camera File system (DCF)
standard. If you change the names of files
intentionally, the camera may not play back
the files.
Select whether to display the date and time on your
photos when printing. (Off*, Date, Date & Time)
Imprint
• The date and time is displayed on the bottomright corner of the photo in yellow.
• Some printer models may not print the date
and time.
Set the camera to turn off automatically when you are
not using it. (Off, 1 min, 3 min*, 5 min, 10 min)
Auto Power
Off
Appendixes
Description
• Your settings will not change after replacing
the battery.
• The camera will not automatically turn off when:
-- it is connected to a computer or printer
-- you are playing a slide show or videos
-- you are recording a voice memo
AF Lamp
Turn on an assistant light to help you focus in dark
places. (Off, On*)
Video Out
Set the video signal output according to your region.
• NTSC*: USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan,
Mexico.
• PAL (supports only BDGHI): Australia, Austria,
Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Norway.
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Camera settings menu
* Default
Item
Description
USB
Set the function to use via a USB connection with a
computer or printer.
• Computer*: Connect your camera to a computer
for transferring files.
• Printer: Connect your camera to a printer for
printing files.
• Select Mode: Select a USB mode when you
connect your camera to another device.
PC Software
Set Intelli-studio to start automatically when you
connect your camera to your computer. (Off, On*)
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79
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 insert it
again.
• Format your memory card. (p. 77)
Card not
supported.
The inserted memory card is not compatible
with your camera. Insert a microSDTM memory
card.
DCF Full Error
File names do not match the DCF standard.
Transfer the files on the memory card to your
computer, and then format the card. (p. 77)
File Error
Delete the damaged file or contact a Samsung
service center.
Low Battery
Insert a charged battery or recharge the battery.
Memory Full
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new memory
card.
No Image File
Take photos or insert a memory card that has
some photos.
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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 then wipe the lens
gently with a soft cloth. If any dust remains, apply lens cleaning
liquid to a piece of lens cleaning paper, and then wipe gently.
• Never use benzene, thinners, or alcohol to clean the device. These
solutions can damage the camera or cause it to malfunction.
• Do not press on the lens cover or use a blower brush on the lens
cover.
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81
Camera maintenance
Memory card capacity
About memory cards
The memory capacity may differ depending on the scenes you
shoot or the shooting conditions. These capacities are based on
a 1 GB microSDTM card:
Memory cards you can use
You can use microSDTM (Secure Digital) memory cards.
Size
P
h
o
t
o
s
*
V
i
d
e
o
s
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
30 FPS
15 FPS
168
238
362
-
-
195
267
407
-
-
229
305
477
-
-
244
326
515
-
-
362
489
699
-
-
543
674
752
-
-
978
1,086
1,221
-
Approx.
26’ 50’’
Approx.
65’ 16’’
-
-
-
Approx.
13’ 35’’
-
-
-
Approx.
32’ 57’’
* The recordable time may vary if you use the zoom.
Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total
recording time.
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Camera maintenance
About the battery
Battery life
Use only Samsung-approved batteries.
Shooting time /
Number of photos
Battery specifications
Shooting conditions
(when the battery was fully charged)
Model
BP70A
The battery life was measured under the
following conditions: in the
mode,
12M resolution, and Fine quality.
Type
Lithium-ion battery
Test Procedure:
Cell capacity
740 mAh
Voltage
3.7 V
1. Set the flash option to Off, take a
single shot, and zoom in or out.
Charging time
(when the camera is switched off)
Approx. 150 min
(Charging time by connecting to a PC)
Photos
Approx. 100 min/
2. Set the flash option to Fill in, take a
Approx. 200
single shot, and zoom in or out.
3. Perform steps 1 and 2 for 30
seconds and repeat for 5 minutes.
Then turn off the camera for
1 minute.
* When charging the battery by connecting the USB extension cable to your
PC, may take longer than charging by connecting the built-in USB plug to
your PC.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3.
Videos
Approx. 90 min
Record videos at 640 X 480 resolution
and 30 fps.
• The figures above are based on Samsung’s standards. Your results may differ
depending on your actual usage.
• Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording
time.
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Camera maintenance
Notes about charging the battery
Personal injury or death can occur if the battery is
handled carelessly or improperly. For your safety,
follow these instructions for proper battery handling:
• The battery can ignite or explode if not handled
properly. If you notice any deformities, cracks, or other
abnormalities in the battery, immediately discontinue use
of the battery and contact your manufacturer.
• Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommend battery
chargers and adapters and charge the battery only by
the method described in this user manual.
• Do not place the battery near heating devices or expose
to excessively warm environments, such as the inside of
an enclosed car in the summertime.
• Do not place the battery in a microwave oven.
• Avoid storing or using the battery in hot, humid places,
such as spas or shower enclosures.
• Do not rest the device on flammable surfaces, such as
bedding, carpets, or electric blankets for a prolonged
period.
• When the device is switched on, do not leave it in any
confined space for a prolonged period.
• Do not allow battery terminals to come in contact with
metallic objects, such as necklaces, coins, keys, or
watches.
• Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended,
Lithium-ion replacement batteries.
• Turn off your camera when charging.
• Do not use your camera when charging. Turn off the camera before
charging the battery.
• Do not pull the power supply's cord to disconnect its plug from the
power outlet. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
• You can turn on your camera after charging the battery for more than
10 minutes.
• The camera battery cannot be charged at low temperatures (below
0 °C) or at high temperatures (above 40 °C).
• Do not impact your camera while charging or transferring data using
the built-in USB plug.
Notes about charging by connecting to a computer
• Make sure to use the built-in USB plug, otherwise the battery will
not charge.
• The battery may not charge if:
-- you use a USB hub
-- other USB devices are connected to your computer
-- you connect the cable to the port on the front side of your
computer
-- the USB port of your computer does not support the power output
standard (5 V, 500 mA)
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Camera maintenance
Precautions when using USB
• Only connect the camera to an authentic computer or
a manufacturer-recommended charger via USB. Do not
connect forcibly if the connecting part does not fit. Doing
so may cause breakage.
• Do not touch the USB cable or the cable connection
area with wet hands. Doing so may cause electric shock.
• If the USB cable generates heat, noise or odor while
sending data or charging the camera, disconnect it
immediately since it may cause fire or injury. Contact a
Samsung Service Center.
• Do not modify the USB cable arbitrarily. Doing so may
cause fire or electric shock.
• Do not place any heavy objects on the USB cable. Doing
so may cut the USB cable or cause poor contact.
• Do not disassemble or puncture the battery with any
sharp object.
• Avoid exposing the battery to high pressure or crushing
forces.
• Avoid exposing the battery to major impacts, such as
dropping it from high places.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures of 60 °C
(140° F) or above.
• Do not allow the battery to come in contact with moisture
or liquids.
• Do not expose the battery to direct sunlight, fire, or any
other source of excessive heat.
Disposal guidelines
• Dispose of the battery with care.
• Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
• Disposal regulations may differ by country or region.
Dispose of the battery in accordance with all local and
federal regulations.
Guidelines for charging the battery
Charge the battery only by the method described in this
user manual. The battery can ignite or explode if not
charged properly.
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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 service center.
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
• Charge the battery.
• Your camera may be in Power save
mode. (p. 78)
• The camera may turn off to prevent the
memory card from being damaged due
to an impact. Turn on your camera again.
The camera is losing
battery power quickly
• 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.
• Batteries are consumable parts that must
be replaced over time. Get a new battery
if the battery life is diminishing quickly.
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Situation
Suggested remedies
Cannot take photos
• There is no space on the memory card.
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new
card.
• Format the memory card. (p. 77)
• The memory card is defective. Get a
new memory card.
• Make sure that the camera is switched
on.
• Charge the battery.
• Make sure that the battery is inserted
correctly.
The camera freezes
Remove the battery and insert it again.
• The flash option may be set to Off.
(p. 39)
The flash does not work
• You cannot use the flash in the
,
or some
modes.
,
The flash fires
unexpectedly
The flash may fire due to static electricity.
This is not a malfunction.
The date and time are
incorrect
Set the date and time in the display settings
menu. (p. 77)
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Before contacting a service center
Situation
Suggested remedies
The display or buttons
do not work
Remove the battery and insert it again.
The camera screen
works poorly
If you use your camera at low temperatures,
it can cause the camera screen to
malfunction or discolor.
For better performance of your camera
screen, use your camera at normal
temperatures.
The memory card has
an error
The memory card has not been reset.
Format the card. (p. 77)
Cannot play back files
If you change the name of a file, your
camera may not play the file. (Note: File
names should meet the DCF standard.) If
you encounter this situation, play back the
files on your computer.
The photo is blurry
• Make sure that the focus option you set
is suitable for close-up shots. (p. 41)
• Make sure that the lens is clean. If not,
clean the lens. (p. 81)
• Make sure that the subject is within
range of the flash. (p. 89)
Situation
Suggested remedies
The photo is too bright
• Turn off the flash. (p. 39)
• Your photo is overexposed. Adjust the
exposure value. (p. 47)
The photo is too dark
Your photo is underexposed.
• Turn on the flash. (p. 39)
• Adjust the ISO speed. (p. 40)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 47)
The TV does not
display your photos
• Make sure that the camera is correctly
connected to the TV with the A/V cable.
• Make sure that your memory card
contains photos.
Your computer does
not recognize your
camera
• Make sure that the built-in USB plug is
connected correctly.
• Make sure that your camera is switched
on.
• Make sure that you are using a
supported operating system. (p. 67,72)
The file transmission may be interrupted
Your computer
disconnects the camera by static electricity. Disconnect the built-in
while transferring files
USB plug and connect it again.
An incorrect white balance can create
The colors in the photo
unrealistic color. Select the proper white
do not match the actual
balance option to suit the light source.
scene
(p. 48)
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Before contacting a service center
Situation
Suggested remedies
Your computer cannot
play videos
• Depending on the video player programs
installed on your PC, video files captured
by your camera may not play. To ensure
the video files play on your computer,
install and use the Intelli-studio. (p. 67)
• Make sure that the built-in USB plug is
connected correctly.
Intelli-studio is not
functioning properly
• End Intelli-studio and restart the program.
• You cannot use Intelli-studio on
Macintosh computers.
• Make sure that the PC Software is set
to On in the settings menu. (p. 79)
• Depending on your computer's
specification and environments, the
program may not launch automatically.
In this case, click Start → My Computer
→ Intelli-studio → iStudio.exe on your
computer.
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Camera specifications
Image sensor
Shutter speed
Type
1/2.3" (Approx. 7.81 mm) CCD
Effective pixels
Approx. 12.2 mega-pixels
Total pixels
Approx. 12.4 mega-pixels
• Smart Auto: 1/8 - 1/2,000 sec.
• Program: 1 - 1/2,000 sec.
• Night: 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
• Fireworks: 2 sec.
Lens
Focal length
Exposure
Samsung 4X Zoom Lens f = 5.0 - 20.2 mm
(35 mm film equivalent: 28 - 112 mm)
F-stop range
F2.8 (W) - F6.3 (T)
Digital zoom
• Still image mode: 1.0X - 5.0X
• Play mode: 1.0X - 12.5X (depending on image size)
Display
TFT LCD
Feature
2.7" (6.9 cm), 230 K
Focusing
Range
Program AE
Metering
Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Detection AE
Compensation
±2EV (1/3EV steps)
ISO equivalent
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
(Up to 3M Size)
Flash
Type
Type
Control
TTL auto focus
(Multi AF, Center AF, Tracking AF, Face Detection AF)
Wide (W)
Tele (T)
Normal
80 cm - infinity
100 cm - infinity
Macro
12 cm - 80 cm
70 cm - 100 cm
Auto Macro
12 cm - infinity
70 cm - infinity
Mode
Off, Auto, Red-eye, Fill in, Slow Sync, Red-eye Fix
Range
• WIDE: 0.4 m - 3.3 m
• TELE: 1.0 m - 1.8 m
Recharging time
Approx. 4 sec. (depending on battery condition)
Shake reduction
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
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Camera specifications
Effect
• Modes: Smart Movie, Movie
• Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest,
Shooting mode
Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
• Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation
White Balance
Videos
Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten,
Custom Set
•
Date Imprinting
Date & Time, Date, Off
Playback
Shooting
• Modes: Smart Auto (White, Macro Color, Portrait,
Photos
•
•
•
•
* Smart Movie: Landscape, Blue Sky, Natural
Green, Sunset
Format: MJPEG (Max recording time: 2 hours)
Size: 640X480, 320X240
Frame Rate: 30 FPS, 15 FPS
Voice: Off, On (sound is muted when operating the
zoom function)
Video editing (embedded): Image Stabilization,
Pause during recording, Still image capture, Time
trimming
Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Macro Portrait,
Backlight, Landscape, Action, Tripod, Night, Macro,
Macro Text, Blue Sky, Sunset, Natural Green),
Program, DIS, Scene (Beauty Shot, Frame Guide,
Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close Up,
Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach
& Snow)
• Drive: Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB
• Timer: 10 Sec, 2 Sec, Double, Motion Timer
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Type
Edit
Single image, Thumbnails, Multi slide show,
Movie clip, Smart Album
* Smart Album category: Type, Date, Color, Week
Resize, Rotate, Photo Style Selector, Image Adjust
• Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest,
Effect
Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
• Image Adjust: ACB, Red-eye Fix, Face Retouch,
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Add Noise
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Camera specifications
Voice recording
For 1GB microSDTM
• Voice Recording (Max 10 hours)
• Voice Memo in a photo (Max. 10 sec.)
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
4000 X 3000
168
238
362
Storage
3984 X 2656
195
267
407
3968 X 2232
229
305
477
3264 X 2448
244
326
515
2592 X 1944
362
489
699
2048 X 1536
543
674
752
1024 X 768
978
1,086
1,221
Media
• Internal memory: Approx. 50 MB
• External memory (Optional):
-- microSDTM card (up to 2 GB guaranteed)
-- microSDHCTM card (up to 8 GB guaranteed)
Image size
Internal memory capacity may not match these
specifications.
• Photo: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1,
File format
T hese figures are measured under Samsung’s standard
conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions
and camera settings.
PictBridge 1.0
• Video: AVI (MJPEG)
• Audio: WAV
Interface
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Digital output
connector
USB 2.0
Audio output
Mono (Internal speaker), Mono (Microphone)
Video output
NTSC, PAL (selectable)
DC power input
connector
4.2 V
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Camera specifications
Power source
Rechargeable
battery
Lithium-ion battery (BP70A, 740 mAh)
The power source may differ depending on your region.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
97.8 × 57 × 17.9 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight
122 g (without battery and memory card)
Operating temperature
0 - 40˚ C
Operating humidity
5 - 85 %
Software
Intelli-studio
Special Feature
Built-in USB plug
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Correct disposal of batteries in this product
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
(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.
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.
PlanetFirst represents Samsung Electronics’
commitment to the sustainable development and
social responsibility through eco-driven business and
management activities.
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FCC notice
• NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
- Reorientate, or relocate, the receiving antenna.
- Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
-C
onnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
-C
onsult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for
help.
• Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name
: Samsung PL90
Responsible Party
:S
amsung Electronics America, Inc.
Address
:1
05 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park NJ
Telephone No.
: 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
T his device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
• CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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amsung Electronics America, Inc.
Model No.
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Index
A
Beauty Shot mode 29
Digital zoom 23
Facial imperfections 29
ACB
Blink detection 46
Disconnecting the device 71
Flash
Burst
DIS mode 31
in Playback mode 64
in Shooting mode 47
Adjusting
Brightness 64
Contrast
in Playback mode 64
in Shooting mode 52
Saturation
in Playback mode 64
in Shooting mode 52
Sharpness 52
AF Lamp 78
AF Sound 76
Aperture 30
Auto Contrast Balance (ACB)
47
Auto Exposure Bracket (AEB)
50
Continuous 50
Motion capture 50
Display type 21
DPOF 65
C
E
Camera shake 24
Editing 62
Capturing an image from a
video 60
Enlarging 58
Cleaning
B
Date/Time Set 77
Battery
Date Type 77
Error messages 80
Exposure 47
Body 81
Display 81
Lens 81
F
Blink Detection 46
Normal 44
Self-Portrait 45
Smile Shot 45
Deleting files 57
Facial brightness 29
Digital Image Stabilization 31
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Focus area
Center AF 43
Multi AF 43
Tracking AF 43
Focus distance
Auto Macro 41
Macro 41
Normal (AF) 41
Format 77
Face detection
D
Charging 84
Life 83
Specifications 83
Display brightness 76
Auto 40
Fill in 40
Off 39
Red-eye 40
Red-eye Fix 40
Slow Sync 40
95
Frame guide 30
Frame rate 32
Function button 14
Function description 76
Index
H
M
Half-pressing 6
Macro 41
I
Icons 18
Image adjust
ACB 64
add noise 64
brightness 64
contrast 64
face retouch 64
red-eye fix 64
saturation 64
Imprint 78
Intelli-studio 69
ISO speed 40
Maintenance 81
P
Memory card
Photo quality 36
Light source (White balance)
48
Long time shutter 30
Photo styles
Capacity 82
microSD 82
in Playback mode 63
in Shooting mode 51
MENU button 14
Playback button 17
Metering
Playback mode 54
Center-weighted 48
Multi 48
Spot 48
Printing photos 73
MJPEG (Motion JPEG) 90
Mode button 14
Motion Timer 38
Movie mode 32
Muting
L
Night mode 30
Camera 17
Video 33
N
Print order 65
Program mode 32
Video 32
Voice memo 34
Red-eye
in Playback mode 64
in Shooting mode 39
Reset 77
Resizing 62
Resolution
Photo 36
Video 36
RGB tone
in Playback mode 63
in Shooting mode 51
Protecting files 56
Rotating 62
Q
S
Quick View 76
Scene mode 28
Self-Portrait 45
R
Service center 86
Recording
Settings
Accessing 75
Navigation button 14
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Index
Camera 77
Display 76
Sound 76
Transferring files
for Mac 72
for Windows 67
Shutter speed 30
Slide show 58
Smart Album 55
Smart Auto mode 27
Smart button 13
Smile shot 45
Stabilizer 33
Zoom button 13
Zooming 23
Shooting mode
DIS 31
Movie 32
Program 32
Scene 28
Smart Auto 27
Z
V
Video
Playing 59
Recording 32
Video Out 78
Viewing files
as thumbnails 56
by category 55
on TV 66
Slide show 58
Voice memo
Playing 60
Recording 34
Start image 62, 76
Volume 76
T
W
Timer 37
White Balance 48
Tracking focus 42
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Please refer to the warranty that came with your product or visit our
website http://www.samsungimaging.com/ or http://www.samsung.com/
for after-sales service or inquiries.
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