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DXG-301V Video Camera
User's Manual
Ver 2.0 July 2004
Contents
Getting Started
■ Attention
Safety Precautions……………………………….………………………………………………3
Before You Start……………………………………………………………………………………3
Important Notices ……………………………………………………………………………..….….…4
■ Package Contents …………………………………………………………………………………5
Preparing Your Camera
■ Features Overview
Front……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
Left………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
Rear………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
LCD………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9
■ Batteries…………………………… ………….…………………………………………………………10
■ AC Adapter…..……………………………………………………………………………………….…11
■ Memory
Internal vs. External Memory ……………………………………….…………..…………….12
Memory Card Use ………………………………………………………….…………..…………….12
Memory Card Handling………………………………………………………………………………13
Troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………………………………14
■ Wrist Strap ……………………….………………………………………………………..……….….15
Using Your Camera
■ Power and LED Indicators……..………………………..….………………………….….16
■ Practice …………………………….………..…………………..………………………..17
■ Setup
Date and Time ………….…………………………………………………………..……..20
Language …………………………………………………………………………………..……..20
Setup Menu Navigation.…………………………………………………………………………..21
■ Video
Video Indicators…………………………………………………………………………2 3
Recording Video…………………………………………………………………………………24
Display Toggle ………………………………………………………………………………………25
Resolution ………………………………………………………………………………………25
Quality ……………………………………………………………………………………………25
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Audio….………………………………………………………………………………………………………25
White Balance ………………………………………………………………………………………25
Video Menu Navigation……………………………………………………………………………….27
■ Still Photos
Still Indicators ……………………………………………………………………………………………27
Taking Pictures………………………………………………………………………………………28
LCD Display Indicators………………………………………………………….……………………28
Flash……………………………………………………………………………………………………29
Self-Timer…………………………………………………………………………………………………29
Resolution……………………………………………………………………………………………29
Quality……………………………………………………………………………………………………29
Scenes………………………………………………………………………………………………30
White Balance………………………………………………………………………………………31
Exposure Value………………………………………………………………………………………….31
Metering………………………………………………………………………………………31
ISO …………………………………………………………………….…………………………….……..33
Still Menu Navigation…………………………………………………………………….…………33
Viewing Videos and Photos
■ Camera Playback
Playback Indicators…………………………………………………………………………35
Display Toggle…………………………………………………………………………………36
Thumbnails………………………………………………………………………………………36
Vo l u m e … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 3 6
View Photos……………………………………………………………………………………37
View Videos…………………………………………………………………………………37
Delete………………………………………………………………………………………….37
Protect/Unprotect………………………………………………………………………………….37
S l i d e s h o w… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 3 8
DPOF……………………………………………………………………………………………………….38
Removable Device…………………………………………………………………………….38
Playback Menu Navigation……………………………………………………………39
■ TV-Out……………………………………………………………………………………………….44
■ Camera Driver……………………………………………………………………………46
■ Applications…………………………………………………………………………………47
■ File Transfers ..…………………………………………………………………………………49
Appendices
■ A. Specifications….………………………………………………………………………………50
■ B. System Requirements………………………………………………………………………51
■ C. NTSC & PAL Countries………………………………………………………………………52
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Attention
■
Safety Precautions
This product is a precision electronic device. Do not attempt to service this
camera by yourself, Opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage points or other risks. Read the familiarization information
and important notices below before operating the camera.
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Before You Start
About this manual. This manual assumes basic digital photography
knowledge. It is not a “how-to” guide to digital photography. It is an owner’s
manual. Discussions of photographic and image processing techniques are
beyond the scope of this manual. Please consult other sources.
Test the camera.
Before taking pictures formally with the DXG-301V camera, take time to get
acquainted with the product’s features and functions. Test the camera before
formal recording to ensure that it functions well. Any loss caused by the
malfunction of this camera (such as costs of photography or any loss of
benefit generated by the photography) is not the manufacturer’s
responsibility and no compensation will be given for it.
Copyright information
Unless agreed to by the owner, all pictures taken with this camera should not
be used in violation of copyright law. Moreover, when restrictions are in place,
you may not record any live performance, improvisation or exhibits even for
personal purpose. Any transfer of pictures or use of memory card with data
must be conducted under the constraints of copyright law. Please observe
others’ privacy, unlawful use of this device may result in penalties.
Notes on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Exercise extreme caution with the LCD fluid if the LCD display is damaged.
Please follow these emergency procedures if any of the following occurs:
1. If the liquid makes contact with the skin, wipe liquid from the skin with a
cloth and wash thoroughly with water.
2. If the liquid gets into the eye, rinse with water immediately for at least 15
minutes and receive treatment as soon as possible.
3. If the liquid is accidentally swallowed, rinse mouth with water, drink a
large amount of water and induce vomiting. Seek medical treatment as
soon as possible.
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Important Notices
This product consists of intricate electrical parts. To ensure proper
performance, hold the camera steady when taking pictures.
Do not use or place the camera in the following locations:
1. Damp and dusty places.
2. Sealed vehicles, direct sunlight exposure areas, or places with extremely
high temperatures or heat.
3. High-vibration environments.
4. Locations full of smoke, oil fumes, or steam.
5. Strong magnetic fields.
6. Rainy or snowy environments.
Do not open the battery cover when the power is on. Always turn the
power off first to avoid damage to sensitive electronic circuits.
If water gets into the camera, turn the power OFF and remove the
batteries immediately.
Basic care:
1. If the lens, LCD display or viewfinder surfaces become dirty, use lens
brush or soft cloth to clean. Do not touch the lens with fingers.
2. Avoid scratching the lens, the LCD display or viewfinder surface. Do not
allow solid objects to come into contact the camera.
3. Do not use any detergent or volatile solutions which could cause the
camera case and the paint to dissolve or distort. Use soft cloth only.
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Contents
Carefully unpack and inspect package contents. Make sure the following
items are inside. If anything is missing or damaged, please contact your
vendor immediately.
1. DXG-301V
Camera
4. AA Alkaline Batteries x 4
7. AC Adapter
(Optional)
2. USB Cable
5. Software CD (incl. Camera Driver)
3. TV-OUT Cable
6. User's Manual
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Getting to Know Your Camera
Front
(1) Lens
(2) Photo Sensor
(3) Self-Timer LED
(4)
(5)
(6)
Flash
Microphone
Wrist Strap
● Shutter button (Top)
Press the Shutter button to take a picture or to start recording a video. (First
you must press the Power button.)
● Menu button (Top)
Press the MENU button in the Still, Video, and Playback modes, and the
operation menus for each of these modes appears on the LCD display.
● Flash button (Top)
Press the
button to toggle between flash modes
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Left
Mode Display Button
Speaker
Fast Forward
Playback/Stop/Self-timer
Button
(5) Fast Rewind
(6) LCD Display
(7) SD Memory Card Slot
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
Battery Silo
Battery Cover Latch
Tripod Socket
Flash Button
(12) MENU Button
(13) Shutter Button
● DISPLAY button
Press this button to toggle between display modes.
● RWD, PLAY/STOP and FWD buttons
In the Playback mode, press these buttons to reverse, play, stop, forward. In
the Still mode, the PLAY/STOP button acts as the Self-timer button.
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Rear
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Status LED
Multi-Select Button
Connector Cover
TV-OUT Port
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
USB Port
DC-in Jack
Mode Buttons
Power Button
● Multi-Select Button
Use this button to access the menus and perform digital zoom and volume
adjustment.
● Mode Buttons
Press these buttons to switch to Video, Still, Setup, and Playback modes.
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Rotating the LCD Display
Open the camera’s LCD display.
The rotation directions and stop positions of the LCD display are as follows:
Open
Clockwise
90 degrees clockwise
Counterclockwise
Counterclockwise
90 degrees counterclockwise
180 degrees counterclockwise
Do not rotate the LCD display past its stop positions.
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Batteries
AA Alkaline batteries typically last for 1.5 hours of continuous use. Longer
run times are possible using AA NiMH or AA Lithium batteries. Always keep a
spare set of fresh batteries on hand. See AC Adapter section for using an AC
adapter as an alternative power source.
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Loading Batteries
Press the battery cover latch.
Slide the battery cover open as
indicated by the arrow.
Insert the batteries as indicated
on the inside cover.
Close and lock the battery cover.
Opening and closing the cover roughly may damage
battery cover.
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AC Adapter
■ AC Adapter Specifications
Operation
Input
Output
Spec.
100 ~ 240V
1.0A MAX 50~60Hz
2.0A
+5.0V
● Connecting the AC adapter
Turn the camera off and follow the instructions below:
Open the connector cover and
connect one end of the AC
adapter to the DC-in jack on
the camera.
Connect the other end to an
electrical outlet.
Make sure the AC adapter is accordance with the above
specifications to avoid causing damage to the camera.
This camera cannot be used as a battery charger. Do not
attempt to charge batteries in the camera.
The following product has been tested and approved for use at the 5V setting:
Brand: RadioShack. Product: Digital Camera Power Adapter
Catalog #: 273-1696 Model: 273-1696
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Memory
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Internal vs. External Memory
The camera comes with internal memory built into the camera. You cannot
see it, but it is there. If you have a memory card (external memory) the
camera’s 16MB built-in memory can provide additional storage space when
the external memory card is full. Image files will save to the memory card, or
with no memory card, to the internal memory.
If a memory card is inserted into the camera, all of the memory-related
actions--such as the ability to format the memory card, save images, play
back video, and transfer images--are enabled, and the internal 16MB
memory is disabled and unavailable for use until the memory card is
removed.
If you have a memory card, you might want to consider the internal memory
as a sort of “reserve tank” in case you run out of memory card space and
want to take more shots. If you need to use the internal memory, simply
remove the memory card and all memory-related actions you perform will
use the 16MB internal memory. Be careful, cards are very small and easily
lost!
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Memory Card Use
Please format memory cards in the camera prior to first use. Doing so will
ensure the memory is formatted for this particular camera model.
If you want to use a memory card from a different camera, offload the files
to a secure location, such as to your computer’s hard drive, or onto a CD,
before formatting the memory card. Reason: Camera designs and camera
formats vary, and you may get erratic memory card performance when
installing a card in a different camera without reformatting, resulting in
images not being stored properly or perhaps not stored at all.
When you insert a memory card into the camera, it takes over the memory
storage functions from the camera’s internal memory. Therefore, you should
make sure your card is clean, seated properly, and formatted within the
camera, because the camera’s internal memory is not being used at all. If
your memory card is not functioning properly, remove the card and use the
camera’s internal memory until you can get your card replaced.
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■ Memory Card Handling
● Inserting
Turn the camera off.
Slide the battery cover
open as indicated by the
arrow.
Insert the memory card as
indicated by the arrow.
● Removing
Turn the camera off.
Slide the battery cover
open as indicated by the
arrow.
Push the memory card
down gently and the
memory card will pop up.
Withdraw the memory card.
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Use only SD or MMC (4MB~512MB) memory cards.
Never force a card. Re-orient the card and try
inserting it again if it does not fit.
Format memory cards in the camera only. Format
cards periodically.
symbol is
If the memory card is locked, a
displayed on the LCD display. Unlock the card by
sliding the small switch on the card.
Format memory cards in the camera prior to first use.
indicator displays on the LCD
After loading the memory card, the card
display under standard display mode. If the
indicator (internal
memory status) is displayed on the LCD display.
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Troubleshooting
Cannot recognize the image files stored on the memory card.
Save images to your PC if possible and reformat the memory card.
Memory card not detected. Gently wipe the metal interface with a soft
cloth and reload the card.
Memory card won’t store images. Contact the memory card vendor for
assistance.
If the card does not work, use a different card you have formatted in
the camera. Please do not simply assume the camera is not working properly.
Check the memory card by testing it in other devices before calling for support.
Most often, it is the card or card use at fault, and not the camera.
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Wrist Strap
To adjust the wrist strap:
Open the wrist strap pouch.
Adjust the wrist strap to fit your wrist.
Close the wrist strap pouch.
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Power On and LED Indicators
● Power Supply
Press the Power Button to turn on the camera; press the Power Button again
to turn it off.
Without user input, the camera will turn OFF
automatically (default: 3 minutes).
You can select idle-off times. (See “Setup”).
● LED Indicators
The following table explains the Self-Timer LED (located in the front of
camera) and the Status LED (located in the rear of camera):
Status
Status
LED
Self-timer
LED
Meaning
Red
Blinking
Green
On
Red
Blinking
Busy
Camera on and in standby.
Self-timer activated.
Blinks rapidly for 3
seconds prior to flash.
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Power
Practice
On with
and LED
Your Indicators
Camera
● Using the Mode Buttons
Here are five easy practice steps to get you started. All revolve mostly around
the use of the Mode Buttons, which are grouped around the Power Button in
the lower right of the camera's rear side, and the Shutter Button, on the top of
the camera. After this easy series of short exercises, you will understand the
camera’s essential operations and have basic competence in its use, in
particular these primary buttons. If you forget how to use the camera, please
refer back to this section. Refer to the camera’s quick start guide.
● Use Fresh Batteries
The 4AA alkaline batteries will last around 1.5 hours of typical continuous use.
Keep spare batteries handy at all times.
● Format New Memory
If you have a new memory card, or a card that has been used in a different
camera, skip ahead to Step 4 and return to Step 1 below and start practicing.
Turn the Power on
● Start Practicing:
Record a Video
1) Turn on the camera by pressing the round button as illustrated. You are now
in Video Mode. (Note: Every time you start the camera, the camera starts in
Video Mode. You can then switch to other modes by pressing the other mode
buttons. If you switch to a different mode, press the button nearest the movie
camera icon
to return to Video mode)
2) Press and release the Shutter Button; a timer starts counting on the LCD
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display.
3) Press and release the Shutter button again to stop recording.
You have recorded a video. Good. If you are anxious to see what you have
recorded, jump to step 3 below, “Review Your Shots,” otherwise, continue to
step 2.
4) Optional: Change Video Settings
When in Video Mode, change video recording settings by pressing the Menu
Button.
(Refer to User's Manual p. 25 for Video Mode explanation and navigational
guidance.)
-----------------Take a Still:
1) Turn on the camera.
. It is just left of the Power
2) Press the button nearest the still camera icon
Button.
You are now in Still mode.
3) Press Shutter Button halfway down, wait a few seconds for the camera to
stop whirring as it adjusts focus, and then fully depress the Shutter Button.
You have just taken a photo.
4) (Optional Step) Change Photo Settings: When in Still Mode, change
picture-taking settings by pressing the Menu Button.
Note that the camera only starts up in Video Mode. You can switch back to it at
any time by pressing the movie camera icon, just above the Power Button.
(Refer to User's Manual p.30 for Still mode navigational guidance.)
--------------------Review Your Shots:
which is just
1) Press the Playback button, indicated by the Playback icon
below the power button. You are now in Playback Mode.
2) When in Playback mode, you can view images using the VCR-style buttons
on the LCD display side of the camera.
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3) (Optional Step): You can also Delete images by pressing the Menu Button
and do other playback-related things.
(Refer to User's Manual p. 38 for Playback mode explanation and navigational
guidance.)
------------------Format the Memory
Press the button indicated by “SET.” You are now in Setup mode. This mode is
for setting time and date, language, and formatting memory. (See “Memory”
for more information)
1) Scroll down the menu list to Format using the Multi-Select button's arrows.
Warning! SELECTING THIS FUNCTION WILL ERASE IMAGES on the card. If you
have recorded anything worth saving, transfer files first. (Refer to FILE
TRANSFER SECTION).
2) Select Format, using the square Enter button, to format.
3) Use arrow buttons and enter button to answer "yes" to the series of
questions to affirm the fact you want to format.
Why: Reformatting the memory helps return memory to its most ready state.
Format your memory card before using it for the first time, and periodically
thereafter.
(Refer to Setup mode menu navigation section for navigational guidance.)
END OF PRACTICE
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Setup
Press the SET button to switch to the Setup mode.
● Setting the Date/Time
The DXG-301V camera can record image dates and times. Set the current
date and time for your location before using the camera. Refer to the Setup
Mode section for more information.
● Setting the Language
Select the preferred language for displaying information on the LCD display.
There are 7 language options: English, Chinese (Traditional) Japanese,
German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Press the SET button to enter Setup mode.
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● Setup Menu Navigation
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Set the appropriate video output mode (NTSC/PAL)
corresponding to your region’s TV standard to view
videos on TV. (USA=NTSC. See Appendix C for others.
Make sure you back up important data from the
memory card before formatting. Formatting the
memory card/internal memory will permanently erase
all stored data.
The Frequency option helps to prevent image quality
loss caused by 50Hz or 60Hz AC power interference.
USA=60Hz
Selecting the Reset option restores the factory default
values. The default display language is English.
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Video
The camera defaults to Video Mode upon power on. Press the button nearest
to switch to Video from other modes.
the movie camera icon
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Video Indicators
Standby
Image resolution
Image quality
Video mode
Audio
:Enable audio recording
:Disable audio recording
Memory status
:Card full
:Card half full
:Card empty
:Card protected
:Internal memory full
:Internal memory empty
Recording
White balance
Video files count
Date/Time
Digital zoom
Remaining battery power
:Full
:Medium
:Low
:Very low
Video length
Recording status (animation)
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Recording Video
When recording videos, we recommend you take short clips. This way, if you
decide to transfer your video clips to your computer, the files will be smaller,
your computer will need fewer system resources, and you will be better able to
process, playback and edit video files. The files are MPEG4 standard, .ASF file
format. A 256MB memory card will allow up to over an hour of recording time
in (CIF, Normal quality, appr. 75 minutes). For smoother video, use CIF mode,
which offers a faster frame rate than VGA.
Turn on the camera.
The camera starts up in video mode
. Press and release the shutter
button on the top of the camera to begin taking a video. The movie camera
indicator will show on the LCD display.
Frame the scene using the LCD display, then press the Shutter Button to
start recording. The counter starts in the upper right of the LCD display.
Press the Shutter Button again to stop recording.
If you take still photos and want to return to Video mode, press the button
. (Powering the camera off and on again
nearest the movie camera icon
will also return you to video mode.)
To view the recorded video, press the Playback button
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Video Display Toggle
Press DISPLAY button to toggle between the four display modes.
Standard display
■
Basic display
Full display
Display Off
Image Resolution
There are 2 video resolutions: VGA (640 x 480), and CIF (320 x 240). CIF
offers faster frame rates and takes less memory space. Press the Menu
button in Video mode to select resolutions and quality levels.
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Image Quality
The DXG-301V camera provides three image quality settings: Fine, Normal,
and Basic. The main difference among these three image qualities is the
video compression ratio. For example, Basic quality provides the highest
compression ratio and smallest file size.
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Audio (Voice)
Use this option to enable or disable audio recording. Select "ON" to enable
the audio recording and select "OFF" to disable.
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White Balance (WB)
White object looks white to human eyes no matter under what lighting
conditions (sunny, cloudy, and bulb lighting). However, for digital video
cameras, there are different white colors under different lighting conditions
because RGB value varies for each kind of white color. To mimic human
vision, the camera adjusts the balance of the ambient light around the
objects. This adjustment process is referred as “matching the white
balance.” Serious photographers use special white balance cards to help
attain optimal balance.
There are three White Balance settings in the Record mode:
Auto: adjusts the white balance automatically. For most
general-purpose photography.
Indoor: For indoor photography.
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Outdoor: For outdoor/sunny day photography.
See White Balance section.
■ Video Menu Navigation
Press the MENU button (camera top) to show/hide the menus.
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Still Photos
To take photos, press the button nearest the still camera
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icon.
LCD Display Indicators
Focus
Area
Standby
Image Resolution
Image Quality
Record Mode
Scene Mode
Memory status
:Card full
:Card half full
:Card empty
:Card protected
:Internal memory full
:Internal memory empty
Recorded images/Total
Images
Date/Time
Self-Timer Mode
White Balance
Metering Mode
Flash Status
Digital Zoom
Battery Power Levels
:Full
:Medium
:Low
:Very Low
Self-Timer Mode
Self-Timer Countdown
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Taking Pictures
The DXG-301V can capture fine still images. The camera has a tripod mount
for this purpose. The still image file format is JPEG. The maximum number of
recordable images depends on the amount of memory space available to it.
The image setting and quality level you select also affect the number of
maximum recordable images. Higher image resolutions and qualities (e.g.
2048 x 1536, Fine) occupy more memory space than lower resolutions and
qualities (e.g. 640 x 480, Basic). Exactly how much space is occupied by
each image resolution varies from shot to shot.
To take a picture:
Turn on the camera.
Press the button nearest the still camera icon
to switch to Still mode.
The Still mode indicator shows on the LCD display. Select the preferred
image setting and quality level.
Compose the picture on the LCD display and press the Shutter Button.
Press the Shutter button halfway down and the camera adjusts its focus.
When the frame turns red, press the shutter button all the way down.
Use the Flash when the light is insufficient.
To view recorded images, press the button nearest the Playback icon
(See “Playback”)
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.
Display Toggle
Press DISPLAY button to toggle between display modes.
Standard display
Basic display
Full display
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Turned off display
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Flash
Press
button to toggle between flash modes.
Display Flash mode
Flash Off
Description
Turns off the flash; best for environments with
sufficient light.
Auto Flash
The flash fires automatically according to the
ambient light level; best for general-purpose
photography.
Auto Flash +
The flash fires automatically in low light; the
Red-eye
flash emits a precursor-strobe before the main
flash to reduce red-eye effect; for pictures of
Reduction
people.
Forced Flash +
The flash always fires and reduces red-eye
Red-eye
effects automatically; for fill-in of people in
Reduction
bright light
Slow Synchronize For taking pictures of night scenes or in dark
lighting. Tripod use recommended.
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Self-Timer Mode
See page 7, Playback/Stop/Self-timer Button. When the self-timer is
enabled, the preset time (10 seconds) and self-timer mode indicator is
displayed on the LCD display. The self-timer LED blinks.
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Image Resolution
There are three resolution settings for taking still pictures: 2048 x 1536,
1600 x 1200, and 640 x 480. Choose higher numbers for images intended
for print.
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Image Quality
The camera provides three image quality settings: Fine, Normal, and Basic.
The main difference among these 3 image qualities is the image
compression ratio. For example, Basic quality provides the highest
compression ratio and smallest file size.
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Scenes
The camera provides 13 scene modes for still photography. For your
convenience you can select one of the following scene modes to
automatically use pre-set White Balance, EV Compensation, Metering, and
ISO settings.
Symbol Mode
Auto
Manual
General Application
Leaves the settings up to the camera. For
most general-purpose photography.
Select your own settings. (See note below)
Portrait
Photographs of people.
Landscape Photographs of outdoor scenery.
Party
Beach
Sunset
Photographs of indoor parties.
For bright scenes, such as beaches,
snowfields, or lakes.
For sunrise and sunset scenes.
Night-P
For night photographs of people.
Night-L
For night landscapes/scenes.
Fireworks For firework displays/faster shutter speeds.
Close-up
Close-up (macro) photography.
Copy
Photographs of text or printed matter.
Backlight
Photographs where light sources are behind
the subject.
Manual Mode--White balance, EV compensation, metering mode, and ISO
menus can only be adjusted in Manual Mode. To access Manual Mode, in the
Still Photo Setup Menu highlight and select “Scene.” See following section for
further explanations regarding Manual Mode settings. Manual mode menu
navigation is not explained in this manual but is fairly straightforward.
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White Balance
There are six white balance settings in the Still mode:
Auto: Automatic. For general-purpose photography.
Sunny: For shooting outdoors on sunny days.
Bulb: For indoors with fluorescent lighting.
Neon: For indoors with tungsten lighting.
Cloudy: For outdoor scenes with cloudy or overcast skies.
Speed: For shooting fast-moving objects.
For more information on White Balance.
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EV Compensation
The EV compensation can be adjusted manually from -2.0EV to +2.0EV. It is
divided into 9 steps.
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Metering Mode
The DV camera provides four metering modes:
Matrix metering: the picture area is divided into sections. The light
metering system will evaluate the best-suggested exposure values. The
indicator displays in the lower left corner of the LCD display.
Center-weighted metering: measures the entire image area but
calculates the exposure by emphasizing the center of the image. The
indicator is displayed in the lower left hand corner of the LCD display. This
mode is well applicable to portrait photography.
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Spot metering: measures a spot in the center which is about 1/25 of the
viewfinder’s area to determine the exposure of the entire image. A square
frame is displayed in the center and
indicator appears at the lower left
side of the LCD display. This mode is best applicable to objects with very
bright or dark backgrounds.
Metering area
Focus area
Auto focus area: the metering system only focuses on the current focus
area, and the
indicator is displayed on the lower left of the LCD display.
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ISO
ISO (Sensitivity) settings control the DXG-301V camera's sensitivity to light.
The lower the sensitivity, the higher the exposure value needed. When you
increase the sensitivity, the shutter speed is faster and the exposure value is
reduced. The DXG-301V camera provides four ISO settings: Auto, 100, 200
and 400. (100 is equivalent to the ISO 100 film, 200 is equivalent to ISO 200
film, and so on.)
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Still Mode Setup Navigation
In Still mode, press the MENU button to show/hide the Still setup menus.
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Playback
Press the Playback button to switch to the Playback mode.
■ Indicators
Image
Playback mode
Current image (video)
number/Recorded files
count
Video
File protection indicator
Battery power
:Full
:Medium
:Low
Image (video) recorded
date and time
Previous/next image
(video)
Image (video) indicator
:Very Low
Audio enabled/disabled
status
Length of recorded video
Video play/stop indicator
If there is no image/videos stored in the internal
memory or memory card, a blinking "NO File"
message will appear on the LCD display.
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■
LCD Display Toggle
Press DISPLAY button to toggle between display modes.
Full display
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Standard display
Basic display
Display Off
Thumbnail Display
Thumbnails are smaller representations of images, helpful for fast review
where viewing space is limited. Press
button to see thumbnail images.
After entering the thumbnail display mode, press the
(left arrow) /
(right arrow) to select the previous/next image (video); press the
arrow) /
(down arrow) to select the previous/next page.
After selecting the image/video, press the
■
(up
(center) to view the result.
Adjusting Volume
Press the
(up arrow) /
(down arrow) to increase or decrease the
volume. If no operation is carried out for three seconds, the operation will be
canceled. (You can also adjust the volume while playing the video)
3 sec.
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■
Viewing Photos
Press the
(left arrow) /
(right arrow) to select an image or video.
Image
■
Video
Viewing Videos
Press the
(left arrow) /
(right arrow) to select an image or video.
The following screen will appear on the LCD display after a video is selected.
Press the PLAY/STOP button to start playing a video. Press the PLAY/STOP
button again to stop playing video. Press the FWD. button to fast forward or
RWD. button to fast rewind the video.
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Delete
Use the Menu button on the camera’s top to access the menu to delete
unwanted images/videos. Use the Multi-Select button to navigate the
display (see page 41 for guidance). NOTE: The deleted images/videos
cannot be retrieved. You must first remove protection before deleting
images/videos.
Deleted images cannot be retrieved.
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Protect/Unprotec
Set protection to avoid accidentally deleting important images/videos. The
protected images/videos can not be removed unless the protection is off. For
indicator will be displayed on the LCD
the protected images/videos, the
display.
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■
Slideshow
Slideshow plays back images (but not videos) automatically in sequential
order. You can adjust the slideshow display interval within the range of 1
second to 10 seconds. Select
menu, and press the
(up arrow) /
(down arrow) to increase or decrease the interval. The
and
symbols are to enable or disable the repeat function, respectively. Select the
menu item and press the
function.
(center) to enable or disable the repeat
menu and press the
to play.
After completing settings, go to the
If there is no image stored in the internal memory or memory card, the
following message will appear on the LCD display:
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DPOF
DPOF allows embedded printing information on stored images. With DPOF
you can insert the memory card into a DPOF compatible printer and print
your stored images to print in varying quantities and with or without dates.
Set Each: to set the printing quantity for each image one by one; press
the
(up arrow) /
(down arrow) to increase or decrease the
(left arrow) /
desired print quantity; press the
select the previous or next image.
Set All: set all images to the same print quantity.
Date On/Off: press
on the images.
(right arrow) to
(center) to enable or disable the printing of date
■ Removable Device
Your computer’s operating system treats the camera like a removable mass
storage device when it is attached to the computer. When you attach the
camera, "USB MSDC" appears on the LCD display and you can transfer files
between the camera and the computer. (See File Transfer section)
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■
Playback Menu Navigation
In Playback, Press the MENU button to show/hide the menus.
NEXT FILE
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If the selected image/video is protected
If the selected image/video is protected, the "Remove" sub-menu appears
automatically.
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41
Slideshow plays only still images, not videos.
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If no image stored in
the memory.
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TV-Out
Use TV-Out to display images on an output display device, such as a television.
To transfer the image display to an external device:
Set the appropriate video output mode (NTSC or PAL) corresponding to
your TV and video recorder standards. USA=NTSC (See Appendix B for a
list of NTSC & PAL countries.)
Use the video cable provided to connect the DXG-301V camera your output
device. These two devices will then display the same image.
Turn on the camera. Images/videos and their information will be shown on
the output device.
You can operate the camera normally with the TV-OUT function. The only
significant difference is that the display of images/videos and their related
information are displayed on the video output device instead of on the
camera’s LCD display. If you want to restore the display to the LCD display,
simply disconnect the video cable from the camera.
Troubleshooting the TV-Out feature.
Any TV with RCA jacks should be able to display the signal from the camera.
Televisions and home entertainment setups vary in complexity. Try “channel
surfing” to see if there is a required channel for your setup. Your TV may
display the TV-Out from the camera under “aux” or “video” or some other
setting. Check your television owner’s manual. Use an inexpensive, simple
TV to test the feature. Consult a qualified AV technician.
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Camera Driver
●Installing the Camera Driver
The camera driver is not required for XP/Windows 2000 systems. For older
Windows operating systems, install the camera driver to your PC:
1.
Insert the companion CD included in the retail package into the CD-ROM
drive.
2.
The Auto-run program will execute and the main screen appears:
(Note: If your CD-ROM drive doesn't support the auto-run function, double
click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. Then double click the
CD-ROM drive icon and click the Setup.exe file in the root directory.)
3.
Click "Install Driver", the following screen shows as follows:
4.
Click "Next" to continue. The screen will show the following message:
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5.
Click "Finish" to restart the computer and installation completes.
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Applications
● Installation Procedure
Please feel free to use the bundled application software. If you have
questions, please do not contact DXG, which does not provide assistance in
the use of these programs.
To install ArcSoft applications (Example: Photo Impression)
1.
Insert the Software CD included the package into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
The Auto-run program execute and the main screen shows as follows:
(Note: If your CD-ROM drive doesn't automatically run, double click on the
"My Computer" icon on the desktop. Then double click the CD-ROM drive
icon and click the Setup.exe file in the root directory.)
3.
Click "Install ArcSoft PhotoImpression,” and the following screen
shows:
4.
Select the desired language, and press "OK".
5.
Press "Next" to continue.
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6.
Press "Yes" to accept the terms and conditions of Software License
Agreement and continue.
7.
Follow the installation wizard to select the folder location and
application components.
8.
Select the program folder.
9.
After the installation is completed, the following screen shows. Press
"Finish" to complete the installation.
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File Transfers
■
File Transfer Procedure
Use the Mass Storage function in the camera and your operating
system to transfer files via USB. Do not use the PC application software
for this purpose. Note: Windows XP and Windows 2000 users do not
need to install the camera driver to transfer files.
■
1.
2.
Turn the camera on.
Connect the USB cable between the camera and the computer; “USB
MSDC” appears on the camera’s LCD display.
3.
Your operating system responds with a window (wizard) offering
options to view and copy files. If the operating system does not
respond, see below.
File Transfer Shortcut
Because your computer’s operating system recognizes the camera as a
mass storage device, you can easily transfer files from the camera using
an alternative method from the one described above. With the camera
connected and with “USB MSDC” icon on the LCD display:
1. Double click on the My Computer icon.
2. Eject any CDs in the CD-ROM drive.
3. Find a new icon, which looks like a flat gray box, representing the digital
camera. XP lists it as a removable device, Windows 98 as a removable
disk.
4. Double click on the icon.
5. Double click on file folder labeled DCIM.
6. Double click on file folder, labeled 100DV301.
7. Drag and drop photo files, or the whole folder.
The file folders containing the images from the camera are automatically
created upon camera connection. Now that you have successfully
transferred files, use your Windows viewer or image editor to view the
images. Videos have the .ASF file name extension. Photos have the JPEG file
name extension. Double click on them to see them in viewers/players.
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Appendix A.
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DXG-301V Specifications
Image sensor
Pixels
Focus
Focus range
Shutter speed
LCD display
Storage
Medium
Digital Zoom
File Format
Compression
format
Image
resolution
Self-timer
Flash mode
1/2.7" CCD
3.2 mega pixels
F / 2.8
10 cm~∞
Electrical shutter (1/2 sec. ~ 1/1500 sec.)
1.8" TFT LCD (280 x 220 pixels)
16MB Internal Flash Memory
SD card (MMC compatible), support 4MB ~ 512MB
4X Digital Zoom, 10-Step
Image: JPEG
Video: ASF
Image: JPEG (Exif2.2/DCF) standard
Video: MPEG4 standard
Image: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, and 640x480
Video: VGA (640 x 480) 15~25 fps
QVGA (320 x 240) 30fps
10 sec. delay
Auto Flash / Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction / Forced Flash
+ Red-eye Reduction / Slow Synchronize / Flash Off
NTSC / PAL system selectable
Enable / Disable
TV-Out
Audio
recording
Auto power off 3 minutes / 5 minutes / 15 minutes
USB
USB1.1
Power Supply AA Alkaline Batteries x 4
Optional: AC Adapter (external power supply)
Dimensions
Size: 120 x 71 x 45 mm
Weight: approx. 200g (without batteries)
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Appendix B.
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System Requirements
These are minimum system requirements for use with the DXG-301V camera.
We strongly recommend that you use a better computer system for optimal
performance, as these are bare minimums.
OS
CPU
Memory
CD-ROM
HDD
Others
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
Intel Pentium 166MHz or higher
32 MB memory or above
4X or above
20 MB free space or above (the longer the video
the more HDD space will be needed)
One standard USB 1.1 port (or higher)
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Appendix C.
Appendix C.
NTSC & PAL Countries
NTSC Countries: USA, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burma, Canada, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala,
Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru,
Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts, Saipan, Samoa, Surinam, Taiwan,
Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.
PAL Countries: Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Ascension Island,
Australia, Austria, Azores, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China (Peoples
Republic), Christmas Island, Cook Island, Croatia, Cyprus (Turkish) Denmark, Dubai, Easter Island,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Falkland Islands, Faeroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Gaza & West
Bank, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greenland, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holland, Hong Kong,
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (N), Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho,
Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta,
Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Norway Montenegro, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New
Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand,
Tonga, Tristian Da Cunah, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican,
Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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DISCLAIMER
The information in this document is believed to be reliable, though no
responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies. DXG Technology reserves the right
to make changes to the items described herein to improve reliability, function
or design. Neither DXG nor any of its employees, assume any liability for
damages or losses, either direct or incidental, that may arise out of the
application or use of any of its products or circuits, particularly with regard to
damage that may occur in the operation of its products.
Manual version 2.0 July, 2004
© DXG USA, City of Industry, CA 2004
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