AGFA Digital Camera DC-533 User manual

AGFA Digital Camera DC-533 User manual
DC-533
User manual
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Thank you for purchasing this DC-533 digital camera. Please read these operating
instructions carefully in order to use the product correctly. Keep the instructions in a safe
place after reading so that you can refer to them later.
Disclaimer
We assume no responsibility over and above the provisions of the Product Liability Law for
damages suffered by the user or third parties as a result of inappropriate handling of the
product or its accessories, or by their operational failure and by their use. We reserve the right
to make changes to this product and its accessories without prior notice.
Warning! Never try to open the camera or to take it apart. This will invalidate all guarantee
claims.
Using Your Batteries
For best performance and prolonged battery life, we recommend the use of AA lithium or
rechargeable
Ni-MH batteries.
Extending battery life
The following functions use up a great deal of battery power and should therefore only be
used occasionally:
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•
•
Excessive use of flash
Editing images on the camera display
Using the camera display as a view finder
The battery life can be affected by soiling. Please clean the contacts with a clean and dry
cloth before putting the batteries in the camera.
Battery performance drops at temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F). If you use the camera at low
temperatures you should have replacement batteries to hand and ensure they do not get too
cold. Please note: you should not dispose of cold and seemingly flat batteries because these
batteries may work again at room temperature.
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Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Households in the European Union
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be
disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of
your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of
waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste
equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is
recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information
about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local
city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Declaration of Conformity
We herewith confirm the following designated product: DC-533 has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements set up in the council directive on the approximation of the low of
members states relating to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC & 93/68/
EEC. For the evaluation regarding to the electromagnet compatibility, the following standards
were applied
EN 55022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003, Class B
EN 61000-3-2 edition 2:2000
EN 61000-3-3: 1995 + A1:2001
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
IEC 61000-4-2:1995+A1:1998+A2:2001
IEC 61000-4-3:2002+A1:2002
IEC 61000-4-4:1995+A1:2001+A2:2001
IEC 61000-4-5:1995+A1:2001
IEC 61000-4-6:2004
IEC 61000-4-8:1993+A1:2001
IEC 61000-4-11:1994+A1:2001
The device is marked with CE Logo
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FCC Compliance and Advisory
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: 1.) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2.) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause unsatisfactory operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B peripheral,
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 communication. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. When shielded interface cables have
been provided with the product or when specified additional components or accessories have
elsewhere been designated to be used with the installation of the product, they must be used
in order to ensure compliance with FCC regulations.
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Safety Information
Before using the camera, please ensure that you read and understand the safety
precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or other intense light sources which could
damage your eyesight.
Do not try to open the case of the camera or attempt to modify this camera in any way.
High-voltage internal components create the risk of electric shock when exposed.
Maintenance and repairs should be carried out only by authorized service providers.
Do not fire the flash too close to the eyes of animals or people, especially for young children.
Eye damage may result. In particular, remain at least one meter away from infants when
using flash.
Keep the camera away from water and other liquids. Do not use the camera with wet hands.
Never use the camera in the rain or snow. Moisture creates the danger of fire and electric
shock.
Keep the camera and its accessories out of the reach of children and animals to prevent
accidents or damage to the camera.
If you notice smoke or a strange odor coming from the camera, turn the power off
immediately. Take the camera to the nearest authorized service center for repair. Never
attempt to repair the camera on your own.
Use only the recommended power accessories. Use of power sources not expressly
recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire,
electrical shock or other hazards.
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Table of Contents
FCC COMPLIANCE AND ADVISORY .........................................................................................................................................................................1
SAFETY INFORMATION ...............................................................................................................................................................................................4
GETTING STARTED ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
STANDARD ACCESSORIES ........................................................................................................................................................................................8
Attaching the Wrist Strap.......................................................................................................................................................................9
Using the Soft Case...................................................................................................................................................................................9
NAMES OF PARTS ...................................................................................................................................................................................................10
INSERTING THE BATTERIES ....................................................................................................................................................................................12
Low Battery Indicator.............................................................................................................................................................................12
INSERTING A MEMORY CARD ................................................................................................................................................................................13
About Camera Memory..........................................................................................................................................................................13
DCF Protocol ...............................................................................................................................................................................................13
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME ..............................................................................................................................................................................14
BASIC OPERATIONS .........................................................................................................................................................................15
TURNING THE POWER ON AND OFF....................................................................................................................................................................15
Power Saving Function..........................................................................................................................................................................15
SWITCHING BETWEEN RECORD AND PLAYBACK ...............................................................................................................................................16
In Record mode..........................................................................................................................................................................................16
In Playback mode......................................................................................................................................................................................16
USING THE MENUS .................................................................................................................................................................................................17
Recording Menu / Playback Menu ...................................................................................................................................................17
ADJ. Menu......................................................................................................................................................................................................17
Setup Menu..................................................................................................................................................................................................17
USING THE LCD MONITOR ....................................................................................................................................................................................18
LCD Screen Indicator ..............................................................................................................................................................................18
Switching the Screen Display ............................................................................................................................................................19
RECORDING..........................................................................................................................................................................................20
RECORDING STILL IMAGES ....................................................................................................................................................................................20
Using the Zoom Function.....................................................................................................................................................................21
Using the Flash..........................................................................................................................................................................................22
Using the Self-timer & Burst..............................................................................................................................................................23
Using the Macro mode...........................................................................................................................................................................24
RECORDING MOVIE CLIPS ......................................................................................................................................................................................25
VOICES RECORDING ................................................................................................................................................................................................25
SETTING THE RECORDING FUNCTIONS ...............................................................................................................................................................26
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Using the Scene Mode...........................................................................................................................................................................26
Setting the Resolution and Quality.................................................................................................................................................27
Setting the Movie Size...........................................................................................................................................................................27
Setting the White Balance...................................................................................................................................................................28
Setting the ISO ..........................................................................................................................................................................................28
Setting the Exposure..............................................................................................................................................................................29
Setting the Metering...............................................................................................................................................................................29
Setting the Sharpness...........................................................................................................................................................................29
Setting the Photo Effect.......................................................................................................................................................................30
Setting Date Stamp.................................................................................................................................................................................30
PLAYBACK ...........................................................................................................................................................................................31
PLAYING BACK IMAGES ..........................................................................................................................................................................................31
Using the Thumbnail...............................................................................................................................................................................31
Magnifying Still Images..........................................................................................................................................................................31
Playing Back Movie Clips ......................................................................................................................................................................32
PLAYING BACK SOUNDS ........................................................................................................................................................................................32
Recording a Voice Memo ......................................................................................................................................................................32
Playing Back a Voice Memo ................................................................................................................................................................33
DELETING FILES ......................................................................................................................................................................................................33
Deleting a Single File ..............................................................................................................................................................................33
Deleting All Files .......................................................................................................................................................................................34
Protecting Files..........................................................................................................................................................................................34
EDITING IMAGES.......................................................................................................................................................................................................35
Rotating Still Images...............................................................................................................................................................................35
Changing the Image Size......................................................................................................................................................................36
Adding Stickers to a Still Image .......................................................................................................................................................36
SETTING THE DPOF...............................................................................................................................................................................................37
PLAYING A SLIDE SHOW ........................................................................................................................................................................................38
COPYING THE FILES ................................................................................................................................................................................................38
SETUP SETTINGS..............................................................................................................................................................................39
ADJUSTING SOUNDS ...............................................................................................................................................................................................39
SETTING AUTO REVIEW .........................................................................................................................................................................................39
SETTING THE POWER SAVE ..................................................................................................................................................................................39
SETTING THE LANGUAGE ......................................................................................................................................................................................40
RESETTING THE FILE NUMBERS ...........................................................................................................................................................................40
About the Folder & File Name ...........................................................................................................................................................40
Folder Structure ........................................................................................................................................................................................40
File Naming ..................................................................................................................................................................................................41
SETTING THE TV OUT ...........................................................................................................................................................................................41
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SETTING USB PORT ..............................................................................................................................................................................................41
CHOOSING A STARTUP IMAGE ..............................................................................................................................................................................42
FORMATTING THE MEMORY ...................................................................................................................................................................................42
RESETTING TO DEFAULT SETTINGS ....................................................................................................................................................................43
MAKING CONNECTIONS..................................................................................................................................................................43
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A TV ..................................................................................................................................................................43
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A PC...................................................................................................................................................................44
Using the Card Reader ..........................................................................................................................................................................44
Connecting the Camera to a Computer with a USB Cable .................................................................................................44
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION...........................................................................................................................................................45
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................................................................................45
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE .................................................................................................................................................................................46
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE DRIVER ..................................................................................................................................................................47
INSTALLING ULEAD PHOTO EXPLORER 8 SE BASIC.......................................................................................................................................47
INSTALLING VIDEOSTUDIO 7 SE VCD...............................................................................................................................................................47
USING THE SOFTWARE ..........................................................................................................................................................................................48
APPENDIX.............................................................................................................................................................................................49
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................................................................................................................................49
SPECIFICATIONS & CUSTOMER CARE ...............................................................................................................................................................50
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Getting Started
Standard Accessories
Camera
USB Cable
Video out Cable
Soft Case
Strap
2 x AA Batteries
Software Installation
CD-ROM
User’s Manual
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Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attach the wrist strap to your camera as shown.
NOTE:
Do not swing the camera when carrying by
the wrist strap.
Using the Soft Case
When not using the digital camera, keep it in the
soft case for protection.
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Names of Parts
Top
Front
Bottom
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Back
Side
5-function button
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Inserting the Batteries
The camera is powered by two AA-size alkaline batteries or rechargeable Ni-MH (min. 1000
mAh / 1.2V) batteries.
1. Slide the battery cover open.
2. Insert two AA-size alkaline batteries with
the positive (+) and negative (-) poles
matching the directions indicated inside
the battery room.
3. Slide the battery cover closed.
Low Battery Indicator
A low battery indicator
appears on the
LCD screen when the batteries are nearly
exhausted. Batteries should be replaced
promptly when the low batteries indicator
appears.
CAUTION:
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
NOTE:
Do not use manganese batteries. Manganese batteries cannot supply sufficient power
to support camera operation.
Replace all batteries at the same time. Never mix old and new batteries.
Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan on using it for more than two
weeks.
The camera body may feel warm after extended use. This is normal.
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Inserting a Memory Card
You can use SD Card or MMC Card with this digital camera. The memory card slot is located
beneath the battery cover, adjacent to the battery compartment.
1. Be sure that the camera is turned off.
2. Slide the battery cover and open it.
3. Insert the card with the label facing up
and the arrow pointing in.
4. Close the battery cover.
To remove the memory card, gently press on
the edge of the card and release it. Pull the
card out and close the battery cover.
About Camera Memory
The digital camera is equipped with internal memory. If the memory card is not inserted in
the camera, all images and movie clips recorded by the camera will be stored in the internal
memory. If the memory card is inserted, images and movie clips are stored on the memory
card.
DCF Protocol
The DCF protocol defines the format for image file data as well as the directory structure for
the memory card. Images that are taken by a DCF camera can be viewed on DCF-compatible
cameras from other manufacturers.
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Setting the Date and Time
When the camera is first turned on, the date and time setting will not be correct. So before
using, be sure to set date and time.
1. Press the MENU button, using
select SETUP (
2. Press
or
then press
or
to
) and press the SET button.
to select DATE & TIME (
)
or the SET button to launch the
Date & Time screen.
3. Press
or
to change the value of the
highlighted field.
Press
or
to highlight
another field.
4. After adjusting the settings, press the SET or
the MENU button to apply the setting.
NOTE:
If you hold down
or , you can change the value quickly.
If the batteries are removed for about two days, the Date & Time setting will be lost. In
this case, make these settings again.
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Basic Operations
Turning the Power On and Off
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the
camera in the Record mode. Or you can
button to turn on the camera
press the
in the Playback mode.
2. Press the POWER button again to turn the
power off.
Hint:
You can turn on the camera without the
start-up and operating sound by
pressing and holding the POWER or the
button over 1.5 seconds.
Power Saving Function
If the camera is turned off by Power Save feature, press the POWER or the
turn it on again.
The Power Save feature does not work in the following situation:
Connecting the camera to a computer or printer with the USB cable.
Connecting the camera with the AC adapter (sold separate).
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button to
Switching between Record and Playback
You can switch between the Record mode and the Playback mode in following ways:
In Record mode
Press the MODE button to cycle through the
still image shooting, voice recording, and movie
recording.
button to switch to the
Press the
Playback mode.
NOTE:
If you switch to Playback mode, the lens
will retract after approximately 10
d
In Playback mode
Press the MODE or the
button switch to
the previous used Record mode.
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Using the Menus
Recording Menu / Playback Menu
When a menu screen is displayed, the arrow button and the SET button are used to make
the desired settings.
1. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
The menu displays depends on whether you are in the Record mode or the Playback
mode.
or
to select a menu item.
2. Press
3. Press
or
to change the setting.
In playback menu, press
or
to select an option, and then press the SET
button to display a confirmation screen or apply the setting.
4. Press the MENU or the SET button to save the settings and close the menu.
In playback menu, press the MENU button to close the menu.
ADJ. Menu
You can quickly adjust the White Balance, ISO, Exposure in Record mode.
1. Press the SET button to display the menu.
When movie recording, only White Balance can be adjusted.
2. Press
or
to select a menu item.
3. Press
or
to select an option
4. Press the SET button to confirm the settings and close the menu.
Setup Menu
You can change the basic settings of the camera in Record mode and Playback mode.
1. Press the MENU button to display the menu.
The menu displays depends on whether you are in the Record mode or the Playback
mode.
2. Press
or
to select SETUP (
) and then press the SET button to display the Setup
menu.
or
to select a menu item and then press
or the SET button to launch the
3. Press
submenu.
4. Press
or
to select an option and press
or the SET button to apply the setting.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Using the LCD monitor
The LCD monitor is used to compose images while recording, adjust settings and replay
images.
LCD Screen Indicator
In Recording
1
Mode icon
11
Aperture value
2
Flash
12
Shutter speed
3
Macro
13
Metering
4
Self-timer / Burst
14
Exposure
5
Zoom indicator
15
ISO
6
Battery
16
White balance
7
Storage media
17
Sharpness
8
Focus area
18
Quality
9
Shake warning
19
Resolution
10
Shots remaining
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In Playback
1
Mode icon
6
Storage media
2
Protect
7
Capture date & time
3
Voice memo
8
DPOF Date stamp
4
File number / Total
9
DPOF indicator
5
Battery
10
Resolution
Switching the Screen Display
Press the DISP button changes the next display mode of the LCD monitor as shown below:
In Record mode
In Playback mode
(1) OSD on
(4) OSD on
(2) Guide line
(5) OSD off
(3) OSD off
Hint:
Use the “Guide line” mode to compose images easily before shooting images.
NOTE:
When the LCD display is not in “OSD on”, press Macro, Self-timer, Flash will change the
display mode to “OSD on” automatically.
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Recording
Recording Still Images
1. Hold the camera with both hands and make sure the camera is stable.
2. Set the camera to the Record mode
3. Aim the focus area to the subject that you want to take and press the shutter release
button halfway.
The focus area on the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in focus.
If the shutter speed is slow or the possibility that image may be blurred, the shake
warning icon
may appear on the LCD monitor. To avoid it, use a tripod to stabilize
the camera when recording images.
4. Fully press the shutter release button to take an image.
NOTE:
Make sure that your fingers or the wrist strap does not block the lens.
When the shutter release button is pressed halfway down, check the exposure value
that appears on the LCD monitor to make sure that it is appropriate for the lighting
di i
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Using the Zoom Function
Your camera has a combination of optical and
digital zoom functions that allow you to zoom
in on far away subjects or zoom out for a wide
angle shot.
The optical zoom is achieved by mechanically
adjusting the lens of the camera. The digital
zoom enlarges or shrinks the image using a
software process.
Press [W] to zoom out for a wide-angle shot.
Press [T] to zoom in for a telephoto shot.
When the zoom lever is pressed, the zoom bar
appears on the LCD monitor.
When the optical zoom factor is at maximum, zooming stops temporarily. Press the [T] again,
the camera switches to the digital zoom automatically and zooming continues.
Digital zoom works by enlarging the center portion of an image through a software
interpolation process. The digital zoom is used to achieve magnification levels up to approx.
4 times.
NOTE:
Digital zoom is unavailable when recording movies.
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Using the Flash
Press the flash button cycles your camera through the various flash modes. A symbol
appears on the LCD screen to indicate the flash mode. The flash cannot be used when movie
recording.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode
The flash function only used in still image
shooting.
2. Press the
Display
button to change the flash mode:
Option
Auto flash
Description
Flash fires automatically when shooting conditions require
extra lighting.
Red eye reduction
Flash strobes to let the subject’s eyes adjust to the flash,
then fires again to take the actual image. The digital
camera will detect the subject brightness and use the flash
only when required.
Always on
Flash fires every time you take a photo, regardless of
lighting conditions.
Slow sync
Flash fires with a slow shutter speed.
Always off
The flash never fires even in dark situation.
3. Shoot the image.
NOTE:
The flash charging time may increase when the battery is low.
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Using the Self-timer & Burst
Use the self-timer to set a delay from the time the shutter button is pressed to the time the
image is shot. Use the burst to record four continuous still images shooting.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode
This function only used in still image
shooting.
button to change the
2. Press the
settings:
Display
Option
-
Single shot
Description
Record a single image.
2-SEC
The shutter release will be delay for 2 seconds.
10-SEC
The shutter release will be delay for 10 seconds.
Double
Record two images in a shot after pressing the shutter
release button 10 and 12 seconds.
Burst
For capturing 4 images in succession.
3. Shoot the image.
Each option automatically switches to single shot in the following situation:
After each shot.
When the mode switched.
When the camera is turned off.
NOTE:
When using the self-timer function, be sure to use a tripod or place the digital camera on
a level, stable surface.
This function is not available to resolution 8M.
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Using the Macro mode
Your camera is equipped with a macro function that allows you to focus on very close
subjects. In macro mode you can focus on subjects 5 cm from the lens when in the maximum
wide angle (zoomed out) setting and 50 cm in the maximum telephoto (zoomed in) setting.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode
You can use the macro mode in still image
shooting or movie recording.
2. Press the
button to enter the macro mode.
The macro mode icon (
monitor.
) appears on the LCD
3. To leave the macro mode, press the
again.
button
NOTE:
Distances referred to measure the distance between the camera lens surface and the
subject.
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Recording Movie Clips
Your camera can record movie clips with audio.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode
The LCD monitor displays the available
recording time.
2. Press the shutter to start recording.
3. Press the shutter again to end recording.
The camera will stop recording automatically
when the memory capacity has been
reached.
NOTE:
The voices of the movie clips are recorded from the microphone of the camera. Be careful
to avoid touching the microphone while recording.
The White Balance is set and locked to the settings of the first frame.
Voices Recording
You can record voices using this camera.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode.
The LCD monitor displays the available
recording time.
2. Press the shutter to start recording.
3. Press the shutter again to end recording.
The camera will stop recording automatically
when the memory capacity has been
reached.
NOTE:
The voices are recorded from the microphone of the camera. Be careful to avoid touching
the microphone while recording.
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Setting the Recording Functions
Using the Scene Mode
You can select from various scene mode for specific shooting conditions.
1. Set the camera to the Record mode
The scene mode function only used in still
image shooting.
button to show the Scene
2. Press the
Mode screen.
3. Use the arrow button to select a desired scene
mode and press the SET button to confirm the
setting.
Display
Option
Description
Program
All settings can be changed in this mode.
Portrait
Blurring the background to focus on the subject.
Landscape
Used for the wide scenic views.
Night Scene
Shooting the subject while keeping the background night
scenery.
Kids
Take a still image to capture moving kids.
Beach &
Snow
Used for the beach or snow scenes.
Backlight
Shooting the image of backlight object by changing
metering.
Sunset
Enhance the red hue for recording sunset images.
Close-up
Close-up shooting for small subject.
Text
Enhance the black & white contrast.
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Setting the Resolution and Quality
You can select lower image resolution and quality to decrease the image size to capture
more images. Choose a suitable setting according to the desired image quality and purpose.
Resolution
Option
Description
3264x2448 - Suitable for printing large size paper.
2560x1920 - Suitable for printing normal size paper.
2560x1712 - Printing in 3:2 ratio.
2304x1728 - Suitable for printing on A4 paper.
1600x1200 - Suitable for printing on A5 paper.
640x480 - Suitable for attaching to e-mails or using in
websites.
Quality
Option
Description
Stores the image with an extremely low compression.
Stores the image with a low compression.
Stores the image with normal compression.
Setting the Movie Size
Movie clips can be shot with different size.
Option
Description
640x480 - Suitable for viewing on TV.
320x240 - Suitable for viewing on PC.
160x128 - Suitable for attaching to e-mails or using in
websites.
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Setting the White Balance
Adjust the white balance to match different light sources such as sunlight, incandescent
(tungsten) lighting or, fluorescent lighting.
Option
Description
Automatically corrects white balance. Ideal for general
photography.
Adjusts for bright sun conditions, or natural light
conditions.
Adjusts for cloudy days or twilight conditions
Adjusts for normal indoor lighting conditions. Corrects the
orange hue of household light bulbs. Ideal for indoor
photos under tungsten or halogen lighting without a flash.
Adjusts for fluorescent lighting. Corrects the green hue of
fluorescent lighting. Ideal for indoor photos under
fluorescent lighting without a flash.
For more accurate adjustment or when the light source
cannot be specified.
NOTE:
Point the camera at a white piece of paper or similar object under the lighting conditions
for which you want to set the white balance, and then press the SET button.
Setting the ISO
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of
the subject.
Option
Auto
Description
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
ISO 50
Sets the sensitivity to ISO 50 equivalent.
ISO 100
Sets the sensitivity to ISO 100 equivalent.
ISO 200
Sets the sensitivity to ISO 200 equivalent.
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NOTE:
Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO
speed as possible.
Setting the Exposure
Set the exposure value manually to compensate for unusual lighting conditions such as
indirect indoor lighting, dark backgrounds, and strong backlighting.
Setting the Metering
There are 3 different light metering options available on your camera.
Option
Description
Light is measured from the entire shooting screen, but gives
more importance to the values near the center.
Selects an exposure based on readings from multiple points in
the subject area
Selects an exposure based on a single reading taken from the
center of your picture.
Setting the Sharpness
You can select whether you want the image to have sharp or soft outlines.
Option
Description
The edges of the image are emphasized. The edges will
become sharp, but noise may occur in the recording image.
The edges of the image are sharp. This is suitable for printing.
The edges of the image are softened. This is suitable for
editing images on PC.
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Setting the Photo Effect
You can add special effects to your images in Record mode or in Playback mode.
Option
Description
Off
No effect is added to the image.
B&W
Convert image to black & white.
Sepia
Recorded image will be stored in a sepia tone.
Neg. Art
Opposite what they were in the original image.
Mosaic
Add mosaic tiles to the images.
NOTE:
The mosaic effect only can be set in playback mode.
This function is not available to resolution 8M.
Setting Date Stamp
The Date Stamp function can be used to add a date to your pictures as you take them.
Option
Off
Date
Date & Time
Description
Do not add the recorded date & time to printed images.
Only add the recorded date to printed images.
Add the recorded date & time to printed images.
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Playback
Playing Back Images
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
2. Press
to play back the previous
image; press
to play back the next
image.
Hint:
Holding down
or
in a high speed.
scrolls images
Using the Thumbnail
When in Playback mode, you can view all your stored images in thumbnail format.
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
2. Press the zoom lever [W], a thumbnail
screen is displayed.
3. Use the arrow button to select the
desired image, and press [T] or the SET
button to show the selected image in full
screen.
Magnifying Still Images
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
2. Press
or
to select the image that
you want to magnify.
3. Press [T] to magnify the image, and the
central portion of the image is displayed.
You can use the arrow button to view
different parts of the magnified image.
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Playing Back Movie Clips
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
to select the movie clip
2. Press
that you want to playback.
3. Press the SET button to start the movie.
The movie clip will play on the LCD
monitor.
4. Press the MENU button to stop the
movie, or press the SET button to pause
the movie.
When movie clip paused, press the
SET button again to resume.
Playing Back Sounds
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
Press
or
to select the audio clip that you want to playback.
Press the SET button to start playing the audio clip.
Press the MENU button to stop the audio clip, or press the SET button to pause it.
When audio clip paused, press the SET button again to resume.
Recording a Voice Memo
You can add a voice memo to the still images after you record it.
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
to select a still image that you
2. Press
want to add a voice memo.
3. Press the MENU button, using
or
to select
VOICE MEMO (
) and press the SET button.
If the image already has the voice memo recorded, the
appears on the LCD
monitor. The new recording will replace the previous one.
4. Press the SET button to start recording for 30 seconds, or press the MENU button to
cancel it.
5. Press the SET button again to end recording.
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NOTE:
The voice memo cannot be added to a movie clip or a protected image.
You cannot delete only the voice memo. When you delete the image, the attached voice
memo is also deleted.
Playing Back a Voice Memo
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
2. Press
or
to select the image that has the
voice memo recorded.
The image with a voice memo recorded
shows
on the LCD monitor.
3. Press the SET button to play to voice memo.
4. Press the MENU button to stop the voice memo,
or press the SET button to pause it.
When voice memo paused, press the SET
button again to resume.
Deleting Files
Deleting a Single File
Single image can be deleted using the Playback Menu or pressing the camera button (
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
2. Press the MENU button, then press
select DELETE (
to
).
3. Press
or
to select SINGLE, and then
press the SET button.
4. Press
or
to select the image you want to delete.
5. Press the SET button to delete the image or press the MENU button to cancel.
6. Repeat step 4~5 to delete images.
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).
Hint:
To quickly delete the current display image
1. Select the image you want to delete.
2. Press the
button to show a confirmation bar.
3. Press the SET button to delete the current display image.
Deleting All Files
You can use the Playback Menu to delete multiple files.
1. Set the camera to the playback mode
2. Press the MENU button, then press
or
to select DELETE (
).
or
to select ALL, and then press the SET button.
3. Press
4. Press the SET button to delete all images or press the MENU button to cancel.
NOTE:
The protect images cannot be deleted with the delete function.
Protecting Files
Files stored on your camera or on a memory card can be protected to prevent accidental
deletion.
1.
2.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
Press the MENU button, then press
3.
or
Press
4.
5.
6.
to select PROTECT (
).
or
to select SINGLE,
and then press the SET button.
Press
or
to select the file you
want to protect.
Press the SET button to protect the
file or press the MENU button to
cancel.
When the file is locked, the
displays on the LCD monitor.
Repeat step 4~5 to protect images.
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Hint:
To unlock the file, press the SET button again in step 5. The
file is unlocked.
To lock / unlock all files at a time
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
will disappear and the
2. Press the MENU button, then press
or
to select PROTECT (
).
3. Press
or
to select LOCK ALL (or UNLOCK ALL), and press the SET button.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Press the SET button to lock (or unlock) all files, or press the MENU button to cancel.
Editing Images
Rotating Still Images
The still images can be rotated by various degrees.
1.
2.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
Press
or
to select the image you want to
3.
rotate.
Press the MENU button, then press
select ROTATE (
4.
5.
or
to
).
Press
or
to select an option, and then press
the SET button.
Press the SET button to confirm the change or press
the MENU button to cancel.
The rotated image will be saved as a new file
name.
NOTE:
This function is not available to resolution 8M.
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Changing the Image Size
The resolution of still images that had already been recorded can be changed.
1.
2.
3.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
to select the image you want to
Press
resize.
Press the MENU button, then press
or
to
select RESIZE (
4.
).
or
to select an option, and then press
Press
the SET button.
The resized image will be saved as a new file
name.
NOTE:
Only a large size image can be resize to a smaller one.
Adding Stickers to a Still Image
1. Set the camera to the Playback mode
2. Press
or
to select the image you want to add stickers.
3. Press the MENU button, then press
or
to select STICKER (
).
4. Press the SET button to enter the sticker screen.
5. Press
or
to select a desired sticker, and then press the SET button. The selected
sticker shows on the center of the image.
Use the arrow button to move sticker or press the zoom lever to rotate the sticker.
6. Press the SET button and repeat the step 5 to continue select stickers.
7. Press the MENU button to display a confirmation message.
8. Press the SET button to confirm the change or press the MENU button to cancel without
saving the file.
The image added stickers would be saved as a new file name.
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Setting the DPOF
The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) setting allows you to select images on the memory
card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is
extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on
a direct print function compatible printer.
1.
2.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
Press the MENU button, using
to select DPOF (
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
) and press the SET
button.
or
to select SINGLE, then
Press
press the SET button.
Press
or
to select the image you want to print out, and press
the number of copies.
The number of copies can be set from 0 to 30.
To cancel this image DPOF setting, set the number of copies to 0.
Press the SET button to turn on the date stamp of current image.
The date stamp icon (
) displays on the LCD monitor.
Press the SET button again to turn off the date stamp.
Repeat step 4~5 to set other images for printing.
Press the MENU button to complete the setting.
or
to specify
Hint:
To set the DPOF setting for all images in a time, select ALL in step 3 and press the SET
button.
To reset all DPOF settings to initial default, select RESET in step 3 and press the SET
button.
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Playing a Slide Show
You can set the camera to display images in a slide show.
1.
2.
Set the camera to the Playback mode .
or
to select
Press the MENU button, using
SLIDE SHOW (
3.
) and press the SET button.
Use the arrow button to set the playback interval
(
4.
) and repeat or not (
).
You can set the interval between 1~10 seconds.
Press the SET button to start the slideshow, or press the MENU button to cancel.
During the slideshow, press the SET button to pause the slideshow and press the
SET button again to resume.
NOTE:
The slideshow function is not available for the movie clips and voice recording.
Copying the Files
You may want to copy the data from the camera’s internal memory to the memory card for
convenience.
1.
2.
3.
Be sure you had inserted a memory card to your
digital camera.
Set the camera to the Playback mode.
Press the MENU button, using
or
to select
COPY TO CARD (
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
) and press the SET button.
Press
or
to select SINGLE, then press the
SET button.
Press
or
to select the image you want to copy to a card.
Press the SET button to start copy.
Repeat step 5~6 to copy other images.
Press the MENU button to complete the setting.
Hint:
To copy all images to a memory card in a time, select ALL in step 4 and press the SET
button.
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Setup Settings
Adjusting Sounds
You can adjust the sound volume and set different sounds as the start-up sound.
1. Set the camera to the Setup Menu
or
2. Press
then press
to select SOUNDS (
) and
or the SET button to enter the
sounds screen.
3. Use the arrow button to adjust the volume
and select a desired start-up sound.
4. Press the SET or the MENU button to apply
the setting.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Setting Auto Review
When Auto Review is enabled, you can view an image for a few seconds after you have taken
it.
Option
Off
Description
The captured image will not automatically display after
shooing.
3 sec.
The captured image will display for 3 seconds after shooting.
5 sec.
The captured image will display for 5 seconds after shooting.
Setting the Power Save
For power consumption, you can set your camera to turn off automatically for a period of time.
Option
Description
1 min.
The power will turn off automatically after 1 minute.
3 min.
The power will turn off automatically after 3 minutes.
5 min.
The power will turn off automatically after 5 minutes.
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Setting the Language
The camera can display menus and other information in a number of different languages.
1. Set the camera to the Setup Menu
or
to select LANGUAGE (
) then
2. Press
or the SET button to launch the submenu.
press
3. Press
or
to select a language and press
or the SET button to apply the setting.
4. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Resetting the File Numbers
Use this function if the camera experiences a “Folder cannot be created” error or if you want
to restart numbering, for example, after erasing all files.
Resetting the file number is useful for avoiding the file name duplication when images are
downloaded to a computer.
Option
Description
Series
Store the latest used file number no matter deleting files or
inserting a new memory card.
Reset
Reset file numbering each time the memory card is changed.
About the Folder & File Name
The digital camera automatically creates a directory of folders in the internal memory or
memory card that it uses to organize still images, movie clips and other information.
Folder Structure
Folder name begins with a 3-digit number from
100 to 999 and followed by “DICAM”, each folder
holds up to 9999 files. If new files are made, a
new folder named in sequence will be made
automatically.
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File Naming
File name begins with “DSCI” and are followed by a 4-digit number that increases in
sequence. File numbering starts from 0001 when a new folder is created.
If the highest folder number is 999 and highest file number exceeds 9999, the camera will
display the warning message “Folder cannot be created”. When it appears, try one of the
following ways:
Reset the file number and plug in a new memory card.
Format the memory. The folder number and file number are initialized and renumbered
from 100 and 0001 respectively.
NOTE:
Do not change the folder and file names in the memory card using your computer. It may
be unable to playback the data using the digital camera.
Setting the TV Out
Your camera can be connected to a TV allowing you to preview images and movie clips on the
television screen. TV Out should be set to either NTSC or PAL depending on your region.
Option
NTSC
PAL
Description
America, Japan, Taiwan, Korea
All of Europe
Setting USB Port
You can set USB mode to connect the camera with a printer or computer.
Option
Computer
Printer
Description
To connect your camera to a PC.
To connect your camera to a printer.
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Choosing a Startup Image
You can choose a recorded image as the start-up image.
1.
2.
3.
Set the camera to the Playback mode
or
to select a desired image.
Press
Press the MENU button, then press
or
to select S.IMAGE (
4.
).
Press
5.
or
to select an option, and then
press the SET button.
Set the camera to the Setup Menu
6.
Press
or
press
or the SET button.
7.
8.
to select S.IMAGE (
) then
Press
or
to select a desired image and
press the SET or the MENU button to apply
the setting.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
NOTE:
The start-up image will not be deleted even if the original image is deleted or memory
formatted.
Formatting the Memory
To erase all data stored in the memory card if you are using a card, or all data stored in the
internal memory if there is no card inserted.
1. Set the camera to the Setup Menu
2. Press
or
to select FORMAT (
) then press
or the SET button.
3. Press the SET button to start format, or press the MENU button to cancel it.
A “BUSY...PLEASE WAIT” message displays and the memory card is starting format.
A “COMPLETED” message displays when finish formatting.
NOTE:
All data will be deleted including protected ones.
your computer before formatting.
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Be sure to download important files to
Resetting to Default Settings
You can reset the entire menu and button operation settings to initial default.
1. Set the camera to the Setup Menu
2. Press
or
the submenu.
or
3. Press
to select RESET ALL (
) then press
or the SET button to launch
to select YES then press the SET button to reset all settings.
NOTE:
The following settings do not change with this procedure:
Date & Time setting
Language setting
TV out setting
Making Connections
Connecting the Camera to a TV
Images displayed on the camera’s monitor screen can also be displayed on a television.
1. Use the included audio/video cable to
connect the camera to the TV set.
2. Set the TV input signal to Video In. Refer to
the documentation included with your TV for
more information.
3. Everything that would normally appear on
the camera’s LCD screen, such as photo and
video clip playback, slide shows, and image
or video capture, appears on the TV.
NOTE:
The camera LCD screen turns off automatically during video output.
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Connecting the Camera to a PC
There are two ways to download files from the camera’s internal memory or memory card to
a computer:
by inserting the memory card into a card reader
by connecting the camera to a computer using the included USB cable
Using the Card Reader
1. Eject the memory from the camera and
insert it in a card reader that is connected to
a computer.
2. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer
and double-click the removable drive icon
that represents the memory card.
3. Copy images from the card into a directory
of your choice on the computer’s hard disk.
NOTE:
If you are using a PC card reader with a notebook computer, first insert the memory card
into the PC card adapter (optional), and then insert the PC card adapter into the
computer’s PC card slot.
Connecting the Camera to a Computer with a USB Cable
1. Install the USB software driver included
with the bundled CD-ROM.
2. Connect the supplied USB cable to the
computer’s USB port.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. The LCD screen turns off when the
connection to the computer has been
successfully completed.
5. Open My Computer or Windows
Explorer. A “Removable Disk” appears
in the drive list.
6. Double-click the “Removable Disk” icon
to view its contents.
7. Files stored on camera are located in
the folder name “DCIM”.
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NOTE:
You don’t have to turn off the computer or camera when making this connection.
Refer to your computer’s manual for information regarding the USB port location.
The camera will turn off automatically if the USB cable is disconnected.
Windows 98/98SE: If this is the first time the camera has been connected to the
computer, Windows detects the camera as an “Unknown device” and automatically
completes the required software installation.
Software Installation
System Requirements
Windows:
PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233 MHz
Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE/98
Minimum 32 MB RAM
USB port
CD-ROM drive
800x600 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor
Macintosh:
Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and OS X
Minimum 64 MB RAM
USB port
CD-ROM drive
800x600 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor
*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Installing the Software
The bundled software CD has the drivers and software that come with camera. Insert the CD
into your CD-ROM drive. The autorun menu appears:
The following software is listed:
Install Ulead Photo Explorer 8 SE Basic
Installs software for organizing and keeping track of you media.
Install VideoStudio 7 SE VCD
Installs software for editing captured movies.
Utilities
Installs several useful utilities fit viewing different types of media, and installs
the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which enables you to read documents in PDF
format.
User Manual
Opens this user manual.
Drivers
Installs camera drivers for Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP.
Browse CD
Opens Windows Explorer and enables you to view the contents of the driver
and software CD.
Click the items in the autorun menu to install the software.
NOTE:
If the autorun menu does not appear automatically, open the CD-ROM in My Computer or
Windows Explorer and double-click the file named” autorun.exe” to start the program.
You can also click Run in the Windows Startup menu, enter D:\autorun.exe where D is
your CD-ROM drive letter)in the text box, and click OK.
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Installing the Software Driver
Windows 98 (Second Edition) requires the installation if the driver to use the camera as a
mass storage device.
1. Install the included software installation CD-Rom in you computer’s CD-ROM drive. The
autorun menu appears.
2. Click Drivers. You are prompted to choose a setup language. Choose a setup language
and click OK.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
Installing Ulead Photo Explorer 8 SE Basic
Ulead Photo Explorer 8 SE Basic is a Photo management application that is included on the
software installation CD-ROM. This software requires Windows 98 Second Edition,
Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP on your computer.
1. Install the included software installation CD-Rom in you computer’s CD-ROM drive. The
autorun menu appears.
2. Click Installing Ulead Photo Explorer 8 SE Basic.
3. Select a language and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
NOTE:
To play MPEG-4 files, both the software from the CD and Windows Media Player are
required. Windows Media Player is located under Utilities in the autorun menu.
Installing VideoStudio 7 SE VCD
VideoStudio 7 SE VCD is a video editing application hat is included on the software
installation CD-ROM. This software requires Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP on your computer.
1. Install the included software installation CD-Rom in you computer’s CD-ROM drive. The
autorun menu appears.
2. Click Installing VideoStudio 7 SE VCD.
3. Select a language and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
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Using the Software
Ulead Photo Explorer 8 SE Basic
Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic is a versatile tool for owners of digital cameras.
Webcams, DV camcorders, scanners, or anyone who strives to handle digital media
effectively, Photo Explorer provides an efficient way to transfer, browse, modify and
distribute digital media.
Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic enables you to acquire photos and video or sound
clips from various digital devices; make modifications; send digital media through
e-mail, print photos, create slideshow presentations, burn your images onto CD or
DVD.
To start the program, click Start > Programs > Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic >
Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic.
VideoStudio 7 SE VCD
Ulead VideoStudio enables you to quickly and easily produce home videos complete
with attractive titles, video filters, transitions, and sound. Ulead VideoStudio
features an intuitive step-based interface that helps you get started right away.
After finishing a project, share your videos through e-mail or on the Web, or bum
your own high-quality VCDs, SVCDs and DVDs.
To start the program, click Start > Programs >Ulead VideoStudio7 > Ulead
VideoStudio 7 SE VCD.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Problem
Power does not turn on.
The camera does not take
pictures.
Cause
Solution
Battery is inserted in the
wrong direction.
Reload battery in the correct
direction.
Batteries are dead.
Replace or recharge batteries.
The battery compartment
door is open.
Make sure the battery
compartment door is securely
closed.
The flash is charging.
Wait for the flash to charge.
Memory is full.
Insert a new memory card.
Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
The card may be detective, use a
new card.
Image is not recorded when The Flash is charge.
the shutter button is
Memory is full.
pressed.
Wait for the flash to charge.
Insert a new memory card.
The flash does not fire
Flash is set to OFF.
Set the flash to any mode except
off.
Image is blurry or out of
focus.
The camera was moving
when the image was
captured.
Hold the camera steady when
shooting picture.
The subject was beyond
the range within which
the camera can focus.
Turn the Macro mode on it the
subject is within 5 cm (zoom out) or
50 cm (zoom in).
Do not use Macro mode when
shooting distant subjects.
Image is not displayed on
the LCD monitor.
A memory card with
non-DCIF images
(recorded with other
camera) is loaded.
This camera cannot display
non-DCIF images.
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
The camera was turned
If the battery low indicator appears
off/powered down before on the LCD monitor, replace the
the image was stored in
battery immediately.
memory
Cannot transfer images to
a computer after
connecting the USB cable.
USB driver is not
installed.
Install the USB driver before you
connect the camera to a computer /
turn the camera on.
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Specifications
Sensor
5.0 megapixels CCD
Size : 1/2.5 inch
Lens
Focal length : f=5.95 ~17.14mm ,
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
LCD monitor
2.4” TFT color LCD
Focus Range
Normal: 80cm ~ Infinity
Macro: (W) 5cm ~ 1m / (T) 50cm ~1m
Aperture
F/2.8 ~ 4.8
Shutter
8 ~ 1/2000 sec.
File Format
Still Image: JPEG (EXIF 2.2 compatible) , DCF compatible, Support DPOF
Video: MPEG 4 , Audio: WAV
Resolution
Still Image: 3264x2448 (Interpolation) / 2560x1920 / 2560x1712(3:2) /
2304x1728 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
Video: 640x480 / 320x240 / 160x128(@ 30fps)
Scene Mode
Portrait / Landscape / Sunset / Night Scene / Text / Backlight / Kids /
Beach & Snow/ Close up
Sensitivity
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100/ ISO 200
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent (H) / Fluorescent (L) /
Custom
Exposure Control
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3 step
Metering
Center-weighted / Multi / Spot
Burst
4 images at one shot (5M / 3:2 / 4M / 2M / VGA)
Self-timer
2 sec. / 10 sec. / Double
Flash
Auto / Red eye reduction / Always on / Slow sync / Always off
Photo Effect
Black & White / Sepia / Negative Art / Mosaic
Storage
32MB internal memory / SD / MMC slot
TV system
NTSC / PAL
Power Supply
AA rechargeable Ni-MH battery X2 (optional)
AA alkaline battery X2
AC power adaptor (3.3V) (optional)
Ambient
temperature
Operating: 0° C to 40° C
Storage: -20 to 60° C
Microphone
Built-in
Speaker
Built-in
Dimension
89 x 60.5 x 28.1 ( Max. 32.7, lens ~ LCD ) mm
Weight
Camera Body w/o battery: Approx. 140 (g)
*These specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Customer care
More information to the complete product range can be found under: www.plawa.com
Service & Repair Hotline (Europe):
00800 75292100
Service & Support Hotline (Germany):
0900 1000 042 (1.49 Euro/ min. Deutsche Telekom)
Online Service:
[email protected]
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plawa-feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Bleichereistr. 18
73066 Uhingen
Germany
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