Praktica LM16-Z26S Manual

Praktica LM16-Z26S Manual
Preface
About this Manual
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Basic Reference are subject to change without notice.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ
somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
Copyright
This manual contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this
manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior
written permission of the manufacturer.
© Copyright 2012
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the 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.
Warning: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and to prevent
interference to radio and television reception. Use only shielded cable to connect I/O devices to this
equipment. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void your
warranty and service agreement.
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Trademark Recognition
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows Operation
System. All other companies or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies.
Safety and Handling Precautions
Camera Information
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Do not take apart or attempt to service the camera yourself.
Do not expose the camera to moisture, or extreme temperatures.
Allow the camera to warm up when moving from cold to warm temperatures.
Do not touch and put pressure on the camera lens.
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods.
Do not use abrasive chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong detergents to clean the product. Wipe the
product with a slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not use the flash or LED Light near a person's eyes to prevent possible eye injury.
To prevent you from falling over or resulting in traffic accident, please do not use the camera while
you are walking, driving or riding a vehicle.
Please handle the camera strap with care, and never place the strap around the neck of an infant or
child. Wrapping the strap around a neck may cause suffocation.
Do not subject the LCD monitor to impact.
To prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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Battery Information
• Turn off the camera before installing or removing the battery.
• Use only the provided batteries or type of battery and charger that came with your camera. Using
other types of battery or charger may damage the equipment and invalidate the warranty.
• Inserting the battery upside down can cause damage to the product and possibly cause an explosion.
• When the camera is used for an extended period of time, it is normal for the camera body to feel
warm.
• Download all pictures and remove the battery from the camera if you are going to store the camera
for a long period of time.
• The type of battery and the battery power level may cause the lens to be stuck up. Ensure you use
the correct battery type and use a fully charged battery.
• Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the
instructions.
• Please keep the batteries out of the reach of children to prevent from swallowing batteries, which
might cause poisoning.
Using this Menu
Symbols used in this manual are explained below:
This indicates useful information when using your camera.
This indicates important message that should be read before using the function.
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Table of Contents
Preface ........................................................................................................ 1
About this Manual .................................................................................. 1
Safety and Handling Precautions.............................................................. 1
Using this Menu ..................................................................................... 2
Introduction ................................................................................................. 5
System Requirements ............................................................................. 5
Main Features ........................................................................................ 5
Package Contents................................................................................... 6
Camera Views ........................................................................................ 7
Camera Buttons ..................................................................................... 9
Navigation Control................................................................................ 10
Getting Started ........................................................................................... 11
Attach the Camera Strap ....................................................................... 11
Inserting the Battery ............................................................................ 12
Camera Memory................................................................................... 13
Inserting an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card ............................................. 13
Charging the Battery ............................................................................ 14
Turning the Power On and Off ............................................................... 14
Initial Settings...................................................................................... 14
Modes ................................................................................................. 15
Using the LCD monitor ................................................................................ 16
LCD Monitor Layout .............................................................................. 16
Recording Images, Videos and Voices ........................................................... 20
Taking Images ..................................................................................... 20
Setting the Zoom Control ...................................................................... 21
Using EV Compensation ........................................................................ 21
Using Flash .......................................................................................... 22
Using Self-timer ................................................................................... 22
Setting the Focus Mode ........................................................................ 23
Using the AE/AF LOCK Button................................................................ 23
Using the Delete Button ........................................................................ 24
Recording Videos.................................................................................. 25
Mode dial ............................................................................................ 27
Using the Record Menu......................................................................... 35
Using the Movie Menu .......................................................................... 41
Playback .................................................................................................... 42
Viewing in Single Navigation.................................................................. 42
Viewing Thumbnails ............................................................................. 42
Magnify ............................................................................................... 43
Playing Videos...................................................................................... 43
Playing Voice Memo.............................................................................. 45
Playback Menu ..................................................................................... 45
Using the Setup Menu ................................................................................. 52
Setting Sounds..................................................................................... 52
Setting Power Save............................................................................... 52
Setting Date & Time ............................................................................. 53
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Setting Language ................................................................................. 53
Setting Display Mode ............................................................................ 53
Setting TV Out ..................................................................................... 54
Setting LCD Brightness ......................................................................... 54
Setting Format ..................................................................................... 55
Reset All .............................................................................................. 55
Making Connections .................................................................................... 56
Connecting the Camera to a TV ............................................................. 56
Connecting the Camera to a PC ............................................................. 56
Connecting the Camera to a Printer ....................................................... 58
Setting the Print Mode Menu ................................................................. 59
Appendix.................................................................................................... 60
About Folder and File Names................................................................. 60
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................... 60
Specifications ............................................................................................. 61
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the new digital camera.
Capturing high-quality digital images is fast and easy with this state-of-the-art smart camera.
System Requirements
In order to get the most out of your camera, your computer must meet the following system requirements:
For Windows:
• Windows XP/Vista/Win7
• Processor: Processor: Intel Pentium D 3.0GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon, or faster
• Memory: 2 GB or above
• HDD space: 300MB or above
• 32bit color display monitor
• Microsoft DirectX 9.0C
• USB port and CD-ROM drive
For Macintosh:
• Mac OS 10.3.9 ~ 10.7.2 <Mass storage>
• Memory: 1 GB or above
• Q. Time player ver. 6.0.3 or above
• USB port and CD-ROM drive
Main Features
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16 mega pixels resolution
Up to 26x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom
3.0 inch color LCD monitor
128MB internal flash memory with optional external SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Supports up to 4GB of SD card, and up to 32GB of SDHC card and to 64GB of SDXC card
Easy-to-use button interface
DCF, DPOF, PictBridge compatibility
Slide Show to review still images
A/V output to view your images and videos on your TV
USB port to transfer images and videos to your PC
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Package Contents
Please check the contents of your camera package. It should contain:
Digital camera
AA battery x 4 pcs
Rechargeable (optional)
Battery charger (optional)
USB cable
AV cable (optional)
Neck strap
Lens cover
Lens Strap
Camera pouch
(optional)
CD-Rom (optional)
Quick Start Guide/
User Manual (optional)
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Camera Views
Front View
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Self-timer LED/
AF Assist Lamp
Lens
Back View
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LCD monitor
Movie button
AE/AF LOCK button
Playback button
OK button/4-way
navigation control
Delete button
Menu button
Top View
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Zoom dial
Shutter button
Power button
Mode dial
LED indicator light
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Battery/Memory card
compartment
Tripod screw hole
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Strap ring
Bottom View
Right View
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Left View
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Flash button
Strap ring
Speaker
USB/TV Out
Camera Buttons
Your camera is equipped with different buttons for ease of use.
Button
Description
Power
Press the Power button to turn the power on/off.
Shutter
Press to capture an image.
Zoom dial
In photo and movie mode, spin the zoom dial to left to zoom out, right to zoom in.
In Playback mode, spin to zoom in to magnify image or zoom out to enter thumbnails.
Menu
Press to enter or exit menu/submenu.
Delete
In Playback mode, press to delete an image, or video clip.
In Record mode, press Delete button to delete the last captured image directly.
Mode dial
There are 8 recording modes can be set. Once turning the mode dial, it enters the
selected mode immediately even in Playback mode or during movie recording.
Playback
Press to enable Playback mode or return Record mode.
Movie
Press to start/stop recording video.
AE/AF LOCK
button
Press this button on your camera to lock focus and exposure. See "Using the AE/AF
LOCK Button" on page 23 to know more about AE/AF LOCK button.
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Navigation Control
The 4-way Navigation Control and the OK button allow you to access the various menus available from
the On Screen Display (OSD). You can configure a wide range of settings to ensure maximum results from
your images and videos. Further functions of these buttons are as follows:
No.
Description
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EV/Rotate Button
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Macro Button
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Self-timer Button
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Flash Button
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OK Button
Button
OK
Flash/Right
Description
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Confirm a selection when using the OSD menus.
In Playback Movie mode, press to start video playback.
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In Photo Mode, press to scroll through the flash mode options.
(Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync and Forced Off)
In Playback mode, press to view the next image or video clip.
In playback Movie mode, press to Forward video playback.
In Menu, press to enter the submenu or to navigate through the menu
selections.
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Focus/Left
EV/Rotate/Up
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Self-timer/Down
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In Photo Mode, press to scroll through Focus options.
(AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity and MF)
In Playback mode, press to view the previous image or video clip.
In Playback movie mode, press to Rewind video playback.
In Menu, press to exit a submenu or to navigate through the menu selections.
In Photo mode press to change the EV settings.
Playing Video file, press to Pause/Start video playback.
In Playback photo mode, press to rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees by each
press of the button. This feature is applicable for still images only.
In Menu, press to navigate through the menu and submenu selections.
In Photo Mode, press to scroll through Self-time options.
(Off, 10 sec., 2 sec. and Double)
Playing video file, press to stop video playback.
In Menu, press to navigate through the menu and submenu selections.
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Getting Started
Attach the Camera Strap
1. Please make sure the lens cap and the cap strap are well combined.
2. Attach the lens cap to the camera strap as the illustration.
3. Follow the steps below to attach the camera strap to the camera.
Please make sure the camera strap is attached at two places.
• In order to avoid dropping the camera, attaching the strap before using the camera
is recommended.
• Wrapping the strap around your neck is dangerous. Take care that children do not
hang the strap around their neck.
• The cap is the protection for the lens, please be careful not to lose the lens cap.
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Inserting the Battery
Follow these instructions to insert the rechargeable battery into the battery/memory card compartment.
Please read "Battery Information" on page 2 before inserting/removing batteries.
1. Make sure the power is off before inserting the battery.
2. Unlock and open the battery/memory card compartment
at the bottom of the camera.
3. Insert the batteries into the compartment with the
terminal facing inside the camera with correct
orientation as shown.
4. Close and lock the battery/memory card compartment.
In order to prevent the battery from dropping, please
make sure the compartment is locked firmly.
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Camera Memory
Internal memory
Your camera is equipped with 128 MB of internal memory. Users can store files up to approximately 99 MB.
If there is no memory card inserted in the memory card slot, all images and videos recorded are
automatically stored in the internal memory.
External storage
Your camera supports SD cards of up to 4 GB in size. It also supports SDHC cards with a maximum capacity
of 32 GB. Then also supports SDXC cards with a maximum capacity of 64 GB. If there is a storage card
inserted in the memory slot, the camera automatically saves all images and videos in the external storage
card. The icon
indicates the camera is using SD card.
Not all cards may be compatible with your camera. When purchasing a card, please
check the card's specifications and take the camera with you.
Inserting an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Expand your camera’s storage by using SD, SDHC or SDXC
memory cards.
1. Unlock and open the Battery/memory card compartment
at the bottom of the camera.
2. Insert the SD/SDHC/SDXC card into the memory card slot
with the metallic part facing the back side of the camera.
3. Push the SD/SDHC/SDXC card into the memory slot until it
clicks into place.
4. Close and lock the Battery/memory card compartment.
To remove the SD/SDHC/SDXC card
5. Unlock and open the battery/memory card compartment.
6. Gently push the card until it pops out.
7. Pull out the card carefully.
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Windows 2000/XP does not support SDXC card (exFAT format). But in Windows
XP (Service Pack 2 or 3), you can download exFAT patch update to support SDXC
card.
To use the SDXC card with Mac OS, the OS version should be 10.5 or higher.
The memory card that is not inserted correctly may cause damage to the
camera. Please be careful when inserting the memory card.
To prevent children from swallowing the memory card, please keep the memory
card out of reach of children.
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Charging the Battery
The battery is not charged when you purchase the camera. You need to charge the battery before using
the camera.
1. Place the battery in the charger as shown.
2. Plug it into a power outlet.
• The light of the LED on the charger is orange when charging
is started and lights green when charging is completed.
• It is recommended that you fully discharge the battery
before recharging.
• Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature
and the status of battery.
The battery may feel warm after it has been charged or immediately after being used.
This is normal and not a malfunction.
When using the camera in cold areas, keep the camera and battery warm by holding
them inside your outer clothes.
Turning the Power On and Off
There are two ways to turn on the camera:
• The startup image displays briefly and the startup sound plays if enabled. The zoom lens extends and
the camera is turned on in Record mode.
• The camera is turned on in Playback mode. The zoom lens is not extended.
To turn off the camera, press the Power button.
See "Modes" on page 15 to know more about Record and Playback mode.
Initial Settings
When you turn on your camera for the first time, you will be asked to do the initial settings of your camera.
First is the setup of language menu. Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Setting the Language
1. Press
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or
to move through the selection.
2. Select a language, and then press OK to apply.
Setting the Date & Time
1. Press
or
to move through the selection.
or
keys to change the value for the date and time.
2. Press
3. Press OK to apply.
to close the menu.
4. If necessary, press
Now, you are ready to start taking images and videos.
Holding down
or
keys to change the values continuously.
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Modes
Your camera has three modes:
Record Mode
This is the default mode while you turn on the camera every time. You are able to take images in this
mode.
Playback mode
Press the Playback button
after the camera is turned on to view and edit captured images or
playback videos. The recording of voice memo attached to images is available in this mode.
Movie mode
Press the Movie button
after the camera is start/stop recording video in this mode.
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Using the LCD monitor
The LCD monitor shows all important information regarding camera settings as well as the visual image of
your image or video. The display on the LCD monitor is called the On Screen Display or OSD.
LCD Monitor Layout
Photo Mode Screen Layout
No.
Item
Description
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Record Mode
Indicates the current mode.
2
Flash
Indicates flash settings.
3
Self-timer/Burst
Indicates Self-timer settings.
4
Zoom indicator
Displays zoom.
5
Shots remaining
Indicates the remaining shots available.
6
Battery
Indicates battery level.
7
Storage media
Indicates current storage media in use.
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Wind Cut
Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
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Movie size
Indicates movie size.
10
Date stamp
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Shake warning
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Stabilizer
Indicates date stamp is enabled.
Indicates the light is not enough and the camera is shaking, which may
cause the captured image blurred. If the shake warning appears, you
can still capture images. However, enable Stabilizer, flashlight or use
tripod is recommended, these ways will stabilize the camera.
Indicates stabilizer function is enabled.
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Histogram
Graphic display of Brightness.
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ISO
Displays ISO settings.
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Shutter speed
Displays shutter speed settings.
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Aperture value
Displays aperture settings.
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Focus area
Indicates focus area.
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AE/AF Lock
Indicates AE/AF Lock is enabled.
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EV Compensation
Displays exposure compensation settings.
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Focus mode
Indicates focus is enabled.
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White balance
Displays white balance settings.
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Face tracking
Indicates face tracking is enabled.
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Tracking AF
Indicates tracking AF is enabled.
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Metering
Displays metering settings.
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Quality
Displays quality settings.
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Refine Image
Indicates Refine Image function is enabled.
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Stylish
Indicates Stylish function is enabled.
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Photo size
Displays photo size settings.
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AF lamp
Indicates AF lamp is enabled.
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Exposure bracketing
Displays Exposure bracketing settings.
Movie Mode Screen Layout
Recording Layout
No.
Item
Description
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PIV available
Indicates that you can capture screenshot without stopping movie recording.
2
Recording status
Indicates recording status.
3
Recorded time
Displays recorded time.
4
AE/AF lock
Indicates AE/AF Lock is enabled.
5
Button intro
Indicates the button to press on the camera to play a video file.
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Playback Mode Screen Layout
The Playback mode display varies depending on the type of image being viewed.
Playback mode display of still images:
No.
Item
Description
1
Playback mode
Indicates playback mode.
2
Protect
Indicates file is protected.
3
Voice memo
Indicates voice memo is attached.
4
Button intro
Indicates the button to press on the camera to play a video file.
5
File no./Total no.
Indicates the file number over the total number of files in the storage card.
6
Battery
Indicates battery level.
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Storage media
Indicates used storage memory.
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Recording
information
Displays recording information of the file.
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DPOF
Indicates the file is marked for printing.
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Image Size
Displays the image size settings.
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Playback mode of videos:
No.
Item
Description
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Playback mode
Indicates playback mode.
2
Protect
Indicates file is protected.
3
Video clip
Indicates the file is a video.
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Button intro
Indicates the button to press on the camera to play a video file.
5
File no./Total no.
Indicates the file number over the total number of files in the storage
card.
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Battery
Indicates battery level.
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Storage media
Indicates used storage memory.
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Recording date & time
Displays the date and time of the video clip.
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Video size
Indicates the size of the video clip.
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Video length
Display the total length of the video clip.
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Played time
Indicates the played time of the video.
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Playing status
Displays playing status.
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Recording Images, Videos and Voices
Taking Images
Now that you are familiar with your camera, you are now ready to take your images. Taking images with
your camera is very simple.
1. Turn on the camera by pressing the Power button.
2. Frame the shot using the focus bracket on the LCD monitor.
See illustration on the right.
3. Pressing the Shutter button down halfway automatically
focuses and adjusts the exposure, and pressing the Shutter
button down fully captures the images.
appears, hold the camera
When the shake warning icon
steadily, with your arms at your side or use a tripod to stabilize
the camera to prevent blurred images.
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Setting the Zoom Control
Using a combination of 26 times optical zoom and 5 times digital zoom permits zoom photography at up to
130 times magnification. While the digital zoom can be a useful feature, the more an image is enlarged
(zoomed), the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear. Please refer to "Setting the Digital Zoom"
on page 39 on how to setup digital zoom.
To adjusts the optical zoom:
1. Spin the Zoom dial to zoom in or zoom out an image.
2. The zoom indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
3. Yo can also rotate the Side zoom control to perform zoom.
Zoom dial
1.
2.
Spin the dial clockwise (right) to zoom in.
Spin the dial counterclockwise (left) to zoom out.
To adjusts the digital zoom:
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Activate digital zoom. See "Setting the Digital Zoom" on page 39.
Spin the Zoom dial clockwise/counterclockwise optically zooms in/out to the maximum until it
stops.
Release the Zoom dial.
Optical zoom 1X to 26X
Digital zoom 1X to 5X
Using EV Compensation
Images can be captured with the overall scene intentionally made brighter or darker. These settings are
used when a suitable brightness (exposure) cannot otherwise be obtained in circumstances where the
difference in brightness between the subject and the background (the contrast) is large, or when the
subject that you wish to capture is very small within the scene. Available for still images only.
• Press the EV/Up button on your camera to launch the EV
Compensation function.
or
keys to
• To adjust EV settings, press the
increase/decrease the value. As you adjust the settings,
the LCD monitor synchronously displays the image
applying the EV settings. Press the OK button to save and
apply changes.
• The EV setting is only available in shooting still images.
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EV/Up button
Using Flash
When taking pictures in difficult lighting conditions, use the Flash/Right button to get correct exposure.
This function cannot be activated in recording videos or continuous shooting.
To activate Flash:
• Press the Flash/Right button on your camera to launch
the Flash function.
or
keys. Press the
• To select flash options, press the
OK button to save and apply changes.
Flash/Right
button
Your camera is equipped with five flash modes:
Auto Flash. The flash fires automatically whenever extra
lighting is needed.
Red-eye reduction. The flash fires twice to reduce the
red-eye effect.
Forced on. The flash fires whenever you press the
Shutter button regardless of lighting conditions.
Slow sync. The flash fires with a slow shutter speed.
Forced off. The flash is turned off.
• Flash function is only available in shooting still images, but not available in
Continuous shooting mode and D-Lighting.
• Do not charge the flash while spinning the Zoom dial. Charge the flash after
releasing the zoom dial if necessary.
• The flash mode will remain at "Flash Off" if the flash does not open.
• When the flash is closed, flash mode is automatically set to flash off.
• When activating flashlight, the Flash won't pop up automatically. Please open the
Flash manually by pressing the Flash button.
Using Self-timer
The Self-timer allows you to take images after a pre-defined delay. While burst lets you take consecutive
shots. This function is only available in recording still images. The Self-timer setting is automatically set to
off when you turn off the camera.
To activate Self-timer:
• Press the Self-timer/Down button on your camera to
launch the Self-timer function.
or
keys.
• To select Self-timer options, press the
Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
Your camera is equipped with three Self-timer modes:
Off. Captures an image without time delay.
10 Sec. Sets a 10-second delay to capture image after
pressing the Shutter button.
2 Sec. Sets a 2-second delay to capture image after
pressing the Shutter button.
Double. Performs delay and capture twice:
• Performs a 10-second delay, then captures the image.
• Performs another 2-second delay then captures the image
again.
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Self-timer/Down button
Setting the Focus Mode
This function allows users to define the type focus when recording a still image.
To set the Focus mode
• Press the Focus/Left button on your camera to launch the Focus function.
or
keys. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
• To select focus options, press the
Focus/Left button
Your camera supports the five focus modes:
Auto Focus. With auto focus, the camera will focus on
the subject automatically.
Macro/Super Macro. This mode is designed for
close-up photography. When Super Macro is set, the focus
cannot be adjusted until Super Macro is canceled.
Infinity. When Infinity is set, the camera focuses on
distant objects.
Manual Focus. With manual focus, you can adjust the
focus distance from 10cm to infinity by press Up/Down button.
Press OK button to lock the focus and exit the adjusting screen.
Using the AE/AF LOCK Button
Use the AE/AF LOCK button on your camera to lock focus and exposure.
1. To lock AE/AF, press the AE/AF LOCK button during movie recording or half press the shutter button
then press the AE/AF LOCK button in Photo mode. The AE/AF would be kept locked even release the
shutter button.
2. To unlock AE/AF by any one of the following ways:
• Press the AE/AF LOCK button
• Rotate the zoom control
• Rotate the Model dial
• Full press the shutter button to capture an image
• Press the MENU/Playback/Movie/Power button to launch another function
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Using the Delete Button
Use the Delete button on your camera to delete an image/video clip.
The Delete function allows to remove unwanted files in the internal memory or on the memory card.
Protected files cannot be erased, to delete, unprotect the file first. See "Protect" on page 46.
To delete an image/video clip:
on the camera.
1. Press the Playback button
2. View images/videos clips in Single navigation mode.
3. Use the
or
keys to scroll the display.
4. When the desired image/video clip is displayed on the LCD monitor, press the Delete button.
5. A confirmation selection appears on screen.
6. To close the Delete function and go back to the single navigation mode, press Menu button.
To delete a single file:
1. After a confirmation selection appears on screen. Select
Single.
2. Press the OK button and select Yes to delete.
3. The next image is displayed on the LCD monitor. To
or
keys to scroll
delete another file, use the
through the images/videos clip. Repeat steps 1 to 2.
4. To close the Delete function and go back to the single
navigation mode, press Menu button.
To delete attached voice memo:
1. After a confirmation selection appears on screen. Select
Single.
2. A delete voice memo option will be added to the selection.
3. Select and press OK to delete voice memo only and back
to single navigation.
4. Or select Yes to delete both image and its voice memo.
To delete multiple files:
1. After a confirmation selection appears on screen. Select
Multi.
2. The images are displayed in thumbnail view on the LCD
monitor.
or
keys to move through the files.
3. Use the
4. When the desired image/video clip is highlighted, use the
or
keys to mark/unmark image/video clip for
deletion.
5. Repeat step 4 until all desired images for deletion are
marked.
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6. Press the OK button. A confirmation selection appears.
7. Select Yes to confirm.
8. Press the OK button to delete marked files.
To delete all files:
1. After a confirmation selection appears on screen. Select
All.
2. Select Yes.
3. Press the OK button to delete all files.
In Record mode, press Delete button to delete the last captured image directly.
Recording Videos
You can record videos with the camera, the available
recording time depends on the capacity of the memory card.
Videos can be recorded until the maximum memory capacity
has been reached. However the length of a single video may
be limited (the limitation depends on the camera model).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Movie button to start recording.
Focus your camera on the subject that you want to take.
Use the Zoom dial to zoom in and zoom out an image.
To stop recording, press the Movie button.
• The camera will automatically stop recording when the memory capacity is full.
• It will automatically stop recording when the recording time is over 29 minutes or
the file size is over 4 GB.
• Only Optical zoom is available while recording a video (please enable Optical zoom
under Record menu before recording).
• Sound cannot be recorded while using zooms (Spinning the Zoom dial.)
• Power save is not available in video recording or pause recording. If pause recording
to 5 minutes, auto stop recording to prevent camera overheating.
• When the temperature of CCD Sensor is over 63ºC, the camera will display the
warning message.
• When the temperature of CCD Sensor is over 65ºC, the camera will shutdown
automatically.
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PIV function
You have to press the shutter button first, and then an icon
would display on LCD during the movie
recording. If you fully press the shutter button, the current screen can be stored as a photo without
stopping movie recording. Once an image is captured, an icon
and the number of shots will be kept
on screen. If the number of shots reaches the maximum number of shots, it will turn to red on display and
disallow storing photos further. Please note that the movie recording is still continuing even the camera
icon becomes red. The PIV feature is only applicable to movie size: 720p30 and VGAp30.
• When the movie size is 720p (30fps), the capture photos are saved at 1280 x 720
resolution. The maximum number of shots is 40.
• When the movie size is VGA (30fps), the capture photos are saved at 640 x 480
resolution. The maximum number of shots is 120.
Settings of Recording Videos
See "Using the Movie Menu" on page 41 for more details.
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Mode dial
There are 8 recording modes can be set by turning the Mode dial, such as
Intelligent Scene, Scene mode, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority,
Manual Exposure, Continuous Shooting and Panorama. Once turning the
Mode dial, it will enter the selected mode immediately even in Playback mode
or during movie recording.
For detail operation, please see the following sections.
The table below shows the available settings for Mode dial.
Icon
Mode
Description
Intelligent Scene
The camera detects the shooting conditions and automatically switches to
the appropriate scene mode. See "Using Intelligent Scene" on page 28 for
more details.
Scene mode
Turns the mode dial to enter last used Scene mode. Press the MENU button
to select other scene mode. See "Setting the Scene Mode" on page 28 for
more details.
Program
The camera automatically adjusts suitable shooting settings like shutter
speed and aperture values.
Aperture Priority
This feature lets users to adjust the aperture value and the camera
automatically selects the shutter speed to match the brightness. See "Using
Aperture Priority Mode" on page 32 for more details.
Shutter Priority
This feature lets users to adjust the shutter speed and the camera
automatically selects the aperture value to match the brightness. See
"Using Shutter Priority Mode" on page 32 for more details.
Manual Exposure
This feature lets users to adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to
correctly expose your images. See "Using Manual Exposure" on page 33 for
more details.
Continuous
Shooting
Turns the mode dial to enter Continuous Shooting mode.
Panorama
This feature combines a panoramic photo from multiple shots.
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Using Intelligent Scene
This feature is most useful for novice users to capture great images even without basic knowledge of
photography. Simply frame the shot with the help of Intelligent Scene Mode, the camera automatically
recognizes 7 kinds of scenes - Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Night Scene and
Night Portrait - and selects the ideal settings.
Intelligent scene icon. After the camera detects the shooting
conditions, this icon changes to show the detected scene mode.
The camera changed to Landscape mode
automatically.
To activate Intelligent Scene
1. Turn the Mode dial to icon
.
2. Focus the camera on the subject to capture.
3. The camera detects the shooting conditions
and switches to an appropriate scene mode.
4. Half press the Shutter button to focus the
subject. The frame turns green to indicate
focus is set.
5. Press the Shutter button to take the shot.
Setting the Scene Mode
By simply selecting one of the following 20 modes, you can
capture the image with the most appropriate settings.
1. Turn the Mode dial to icon SCN to enter last used Scene
mode (Default: Portrait). Press MENU button to select
other scene modes.
2. Use the navigation controls to move through the selection.
3. Press the OK button to save and activate the selected
scene mode.
The table below shows the available scene mode settings.
Icon
Item
Description
Portrait
The camera blurs the background to focus on the subject.
Landscape
This feature is used to emphasize wide scenic views.
Sunset
This feature enhances the red hue for recording sunset images.
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Backlight
This feature is used to capture the image of a backlight object by
changing the metering.
Kids
This feature is used to capture still images of moving kids.
Night Scene
This feature is used to capture images with night scenery background.
Stylish
This feature is used to capture images with over-saturated colors,
off-kilter exposure or blurring.
Fireworks
This feature slows shutter speed to capture fireworks explosions.
Snow
This feature is used for beach and snow scenes.
Sports
This feature captures still images in high speed motions.
Party
This feature is used for wedding or indoor party settings.
Candlelight
This feature is used to capture warm candle light effects.
Night Portrait
This feature is used to capture portrait pictures with night or dark
background.
Flowing Water
This feature enhances smooth effects like water or silk.
Food
This feature is used to capture food images. The increased saturation in
this mode makes the captured image more enticing.
Love Portrait
Self Portrait
Fisheye Lens
Miniature Effect
D-Lighting
This feature uses face tracking to auto detect faces to capture portraits
images without the help of others. When over two faces are detected, AF
is automatically activated. The camera starts count down and captures a
picture in two seconds.
This feature set zoom to wide end. When one face is detected, AF
automatically activated and plays the sound (Bi) for notice. Then camera
starts count down and captures a picture in two seconds.
This feature captures images with fisheye lens effects.
Blur the parts of photo to make the scene looks like a miniature scale
model. It is recommended to capture from a high angle to simulate the
miniature effect.
This feature applies digital processing only to the necessary portion(s) of
the image and preserves details in highlights and shadows with natural
contrast.
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Using Kids Mode
Tactically, kids are the most difficult to photograph. They tend
to be highly animated and can be a real challenge to make
them pay attention for more than just a second or two. To
capture a great moment for your kids, just keep the camera in
kid mode. The mode provides higher shutter speed and
always focuses on moving subject.
Using Sports Mode
When you need a series of sports motion images, such as a golf swing, or try to capture the images of a
flying hummingbird/butterfly, be sure to switch the scene mode to sports mode.
Using Stylish Mode
The Stylish mode applies the following effects on the photo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Over-saturated colors
Off-kilter exposure
Blurring
Darkening around the edges of photo
Original
Stylish
When you active Stylish mode, you can select Stylish settings (Stylish 1, Stylish 2, Stylish 3,
Stylish 4) in Color mode under Function menu. The Stylish settings also support Movie mode.
Using Party Mode
Let the Party mode on! It can be difficult to get everyone on a party. While you have the whole gang
together, take a group or family portrait. Party mode features on Red-eye reduction flash and face tracking.
You’ll miss fewer shots, and have more time to focus on enjoying the party.
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Using Food Mode
How to share your dining experiences and comments of
interesting widgets on your blog by close-up images? Just get
the camera and set the scene with food mode. This mode
features on macro focus and auto flash designed for close-up
photography.
Macro focus and Auto Flash are
enabled by using Food mode.
Using Love Portrait
Want to take a good image when there are just two of you? All you have to do is hold the camera and show
your smiles together.
If over two faces had been recognized, the camera performs 2-second countdown with a beep notice then
take a shot without pressing the Shutter button.
Using Self Portrait
When you are the one taking the picture for yourself, then self portrait mode is necessary besides the
tripod. With your long arm’s help, the camera begin face tracking in self portrait mode. If a face had been
recognized, the camera performs 2-second countdown with a beep notice then take a shot without
pressing the Shutter button.
Tips
•
•
•
to make a great shape by self portrait photography:
Lean in towards the camera to reduce double chin.
Angle your body and bend your arms to look slimmer.
Keep your shoulders back.
Using D-Lighting Mode
Active D-Lighting mode preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photos with natural contrast.
Use for high contrast scenes, for example, when photographing brightly light outdoor scenery through a
door/window, or taking pictures of shaded subjects on a sunny day. With this feature, the adjustment of
contrast is accomplished in-camera and requires no additional post-processing for the bulk of images.
Using Fisheye Lens Mode
For shooting fisheye photos with more creative and fun.
Original
Fisheye Lens
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Using Miniature Effect Mode
Once enter Miniature Effect mode, two parallel lines displayed on
screen indicates where will not be blurred. The result preview
won't be showed immediately due to DSP (Digital Signal
Processing) limitation. Please check the result in Auto Review or
Playback mode.
Miniature preview in Playback mode
Using Aperture Priority Mode
This mode is designed for control the aperture value by user and let camera decide the shatter speed.
The main impact that aperture had on images was with regards to Depth of Field. (DOF)
• Choose lager aperture, only one subject in focus but the background nice and blurred. (Shallow DOF)
• Choose smaller aperture, an image with everything in focus. (Great DOF)
To set Aperture values
1. Turn the Mode dial to icon Aperture Priority.
2. Press OK button to enter Adjust mode then use
Up/Down button to select the aperture value in loop.
3. Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
Displays the aperture value
Using Shutter Priority Mode
This mode is designed for capturing moving subjects. A faster shutter speed is required to freeze a motion
(flying birds), while the slower shutter speed creates a sense of motion (water flowing).
To set Shutter values
1. Turn the Mode dial to icon Shutter Priority.
2. Press OK button to enter Adjust mode then use
Left/Right button to select the shutter speed in loop.
3. Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
Displays the shutter value
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Using Manual Exposure
When the camera is in the manual exposure mode, you can change either aperture or shutter speed, or both.
To activate Manual Exposure
1. Turn the Mode dial to icon Manual Exposure.
2. Press OK button to enter Adjust mode then use
Up/Down button or Left/Right button to select the
aperture value or shutter speed in loop.
3. Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
Displays the aperture and
shutter speed value
Using Continuous Shooting
Turn the Mode dial to icon Continuous Shooting. Available shooting options only show up in Record
or
keys to select
Menu when the mode dial has been turned to Continuous Shooting. Press
between the following settings:
Icon
Item
Description
Burst
Full press and hold the shutter button to take a continuous shooting until
release the shutter button or memory card is full.
Speedy Burst
Captures 30 images in a shot when the Shutter button is pressed.
Auto set Image size to 4:3 VGA only.
Using Panorama Mode
Use this feature to create a panoramic photo from multiple
shots. You can combine several shots into one single image
quickly and easily.
• The actual size of stitched image may be different due to the panoramic angle and
stitching result as well as the level of camera shaking.
• It is recommended to use a tripod to stabilize the camera, and then move the
camera slowly during capturing.
• The longest time of capturing is approximately 45 seconds.
• If you select From Top to Bottom or From Bottom to Top in 360-degree
panorama, it is recommended to turn the camera over 90 degrees in order to make
sure the stability during capturing.
• In Panorama mode, uneven brightness may result in difference between the
captured image and its actual scene.
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To stitch the still image
1.
Press
key to launch the Angle Menu. Use
or
keys to select options. Press the
the
OK button to save and apply changes.
2.
key to launch the Direction
Press
or
keys to select
Menu. Use the
options. Press the OK button to save and
apply changes.
3.
Full press the shutter button to start shooting.
When shooting starts, a white-cross locates on
the center and a yellow line displays
horizontally (or vertically) through the screen.
In addition, a shooting bar displays to present
the shooting position and the white portion of
the bar indicates where has been taken.
4.
If you move camera without keeping
straight, the yellow line will move with the
moving scene.
5.
When the white portion of the bar goes to the end. The camera would finish automatically and save
the panorama image.
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Using the Record Menu
If you are in Photo Mode, you can access the Record menu simply by pressing the MENU button on your
camera.
When the menu is displayed, use the 4-way navigation control and the OK button to move through menu
selections and apply your desired settings. To close the menu anytime, press the menu button again.
Record Menu
The Record menu allows you to change modes, and setup other
capture settings.
To go to Record Menu:
Turn on the camera by pressing Power button.
to launch the Record Menu.
Press
or
keys to move through the menu
Use the
or OK button.
To select an item, press
Change the submenu settings using the 4-way navigation
control.
5. Press the OK button to save and apply settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Photo Size
The Photo Size function is used to set the resolution before you
capture the image. Changing the Photo Size affects the number
of images that can be stored in your memory card. The higher
the resolution, the more memory space is required.
The table below shows the Photo Size values for still images.
Icon
Pixel Size
Printing Size
Suggestion
Pixel Size
Printing Size
Suggestion
4608 x 3456
A2 Size
3984 x 2656
Standard print paper
3264 x 2448
A3 Size
3968 x 2232
HDTV
2592 x 1944
A4 Size
1920 x 1080
HDTV
2048 x 1536
4" x 6"
2992 x 2992
Square Composition
640 x 480
E-mail
Icon
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Quality
The Quality sets the quality (compression) at which the image is
captured. The quality determines the amount of compression
applied to your images. Fine quality would give you the best
images with sharper details and less compression. However, the
higher the quality, the more memory space is required in your
memory card.
Icon
Item
Description
Superfine
5x compression rate.
Fine
8x compression rate.
Normal
12x compression rate.
Refine Image
This function applies different settings or tones to optimize still
images.
or
keys to
• In Custom and B&W options, press
move the cursor between each field.
or
keys to select options.
• For each field, press
Icon
Item
Description
Normal
The camera records normally.
Softer
Images are captured with soft effect.
Vivid
The camera captures the image with more contrast and saturation
emphasizing on the bold colors.
More Vivid
The camera captures the image with much more vivid effect.
Portrait
Images are captured with settings especially for portrait.
Custom
Customize your preferred settings to optimize images.
B&W
Images are captured in black and white.
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White Balance
This sets the white balance for a variety of lighting conditions
and permits images to be captured that approach the
conditions that are seen by the human eye.
• As you move through the selection, you can see the
preview on the LCD monitor synchronously.
• Press
to enter WB Shift. This feature allows you to
correct the white balance of AWB option.
Icon
Item
Description
Auto White Balance
The camera automatically adjusts the white balance.
Daylight
Ideally used for bright sunny conditions.
Cloudy
Ideally used for cloudy conditions.
Tungsten
Ideally used for indoor images with tungsten or halogen lighting without
a flash.
Fluorescent 1
Ideally used for indoor images with bluish fluorescent lighting conditions.
Fluorescent 2
Ideally used for indoor images with reddish fluorescent lighting
conditions.
Custom
Used when light source cannot be specified.
Press
for the camera to automatically adjust the appropriate white
balance setting according to the environment.
ISO
This sets the sensitivity for capturing images. When the
sensitivity is raised (and the ISO figure is increased),
photography will become possible even in dark locations, but
the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
• Use a higher ISO setting in dim conditions and a lower
ISO setting in brighter conditions.
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Metering
This sets the metering method for calculating the exposure.
Icon
Item
Description
Multi
The entire area of the screen is measured, and the exposure is calculated.
Center
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but gives greater weight
to the subject matter at the center.
Spot
A very small portion of the center of the screen is measured, and the
exposure is calculated.
Setting the Exposure Bracketing
Use this feature to take photos with different exposure
compensation. Bracketing records 3 continuous images in the
following order: Standard exposure, Underexposure and
Overexposure.
Available settings are: Off, ±0.3, ±0.7 and ±1.0.
Setting the AF Area
AF stands for Automatic Focus. This feature determines the
area on which the camera focuses.
To set AF Area
1. From the Record menu, select AF Area.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
The table below shows the available AF area settings.
Icon
Item
Description
Face Tracking
This feature auto detects faces and tracks continuously.
Wide
The camera automatically selects focus area within the wide frame.
Center
The focus area is fixed on the center.
Tracking AF
The camera will focus the subject as it moves and keep it continually in
focus automatically.
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Setting the AF Lamp
The AF Lamp function allows you to record images even low
light conditions.
If AF Lamp is set to Auto, the AF lamp located in the front of
the camera, see "Front View" on page 7, emits an red light by
half pressing the Shutter button allowing the camera to focus
easily.
To set AF Lamp
1. From the Record menu, select AF Lamp.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
Setting the AE-L/AF-L
This feature allows locking exposure or focus or both of them
by pressing AE/AF LOCK button. You can define the AE/AF
LOCK button to be one of the following functions:
•
•
•
AE-L: Lock/Unlock exposure.
AF-L: Lock/Unlock focus.
AE-L & AF-L: Lock/Unlock both of exposure
and focus.
Press the AE/AF LOCK button to unlock it.
To lock AE/AF, press the AE/AF LOCK button during movie
recording or half press the shutter button then press the
AE/AF LOCK button in Photo mode.
Setting the Digital Zoom
This feature controls the digital zoom mode of your camera.
Your camera enlarges an image using the optical zoom first.
When the zoom scale exceeds 26X, the camera uses digital
zoom.
To set Digital Zoom
1. From the Record menu, select Digital Zoom.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
The table below shows the available Digital Zoom settings.
Icon
Item
Description
On
Enlarges all image sizes, but the image quality deteriorates.
Off
Uses the optical zoom only.
Digital Zoom is not available in Face Tracking on.
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Setting the Date Stamp
The date of recording can be printed directly on the still
images. This function must be activated before the image is
captured. Once date and time are stamped on an image, they
can no longer be edited or deleted.
Limitations of Date Stamp functions are as follows:
• Available for still images only.
• This feature does not apply to continuous shooting
mode.
• In vertical or rotated images, the date and time on your
images still appear horizontally.
To set Date Stamp
1. From the Record menu, select Date Stamp.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
Setting Auto Review
The Auto Review function lets you view the captured image
right after shooting it.
If Auto review is On, the camera will display the captured
image for 1 second on the LCD monitor.
To set Auto Review
1. From the Record menu, select Auto Review.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
Setting Grid Line
The Grid Line function will show a framing grid on preview
for taking pictures. Available settings are: On, Off.
The configuration of Grid Line will be changed with different
aspect ratio.
Setting Stabilizer
This function allows you to prevent blurred images caused by
shaking.
1. Enable the Stabilizer under the Record Menu.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
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Using the Movie Menu
You can access the Movie menu simply by pressing the MENU button on your camera.
When the menu is displayed, use the 4-way navigation control and the OK button to move through menu
selections and apply your desired settings. To close the menu anytime, press the menu button again.
Setting Movie Mode
Use this function to adjust the resolution and quality of movie
clips.
The use of a SDHC class 4 or class 6 memory card is recommended to record videos in
HD options.
Setting Wind Cut
This feature reduces wind noise during movie recording.
Continuous AF
This function allows you to record video with auto focus
method.
1. Enable the Continuous AF under the Movie Menu.
or
keys to go through the selection.
2. Use the
3. Press the OK button to save and apply changes.
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Playback
You can playback the still images, video clips on the LCD monitor.
Viewing in Single Navigation
The Single navigation mode displays the image one by one on the LCD monitor. To view images/video clips,
follow the steps below.
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. The LCD monitor displays an image. To understand the icons and other information on the screen,
please see "Photo Mode Screen Layout" on page 16.
Still Image
Video
3. Use the
or
keys to view next/previous image/video.
4. To play a video clip, press the OK button. See "Playing Videos" on page 43 for more details.
Viewing Thumbnails
This function allows you to view 9-thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the same time. Searching
numerous of images is much easier then single view navigation.
To set 9-images mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Playback button
on the camera.
Spin the Zoom dial counterclockwise (left) once to enter 9-images mode.
Use the navigation controls to move through the items.
Press the OK button to select the image and view it normally.
Scroll bar.
If scroll bars appear, it indicates that the screen can be scrolled.
Thumbnail view
Thumbnail icons:
When you view the thumbnails, some images may contain icons. These icons indicate the type of file or
recording.
Icon
Type
File Error
Description
Indicates an error file.
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Magnify
The zoom view function works with still images only.
• In normal view, spin the Zoom dial clockwise (right)
repeatedly until the desired zoom view.
• The 4 arrows on the LCD monitor indicate that the image
is zoomed in.
• You can zoom to view an image of up to 10X.
• Use the navigation controls to view the zoomed image.
• Press the Menu button to close zoom view.
Playing Videos
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Use the navigation controls to scroll through the saved
images. A video clip has a video icon displayed on screen.
3. Press the OK button to play the video.
or
keys to
4. During playback, press and hold the
fast forward or rewind the video. The camera supports
forward and rewind speed of up to 4x.
5. During playback, use the Zoom dial to control volume.
Spin clockwise (right) to increase volume/Spin
counterclockwise (left) to decrease volume.
key to pause playback. Press the key
6. Press the
again to resume. When paused, the play info will remain
.
on screen except
7. To forward or rewind the video frame by frame, press the
to pause playback, then press the
or
key
keys.
key to stop the playback. The LCD monitor
8. Press the
displays the video frame image in Single navigation mode.
• The play info, except the icon
, will be displayed when the video is paused,
during REW/FF or frame by frame modes
• Volume cannot be adjusted when paused or during REW/FF modes.
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Using Movie Edit
When a video clip is paused, press the Delete button to enter Movie Edit mode. An Edit Panel displayed in the
lower left corner of the screen while the time bar and movie length display in the bottom of the screen.
Start Point
End Point
Preview
Edit Panel
Save
Movie Length
Return
Time Bar
Set Start/End point
1.
Press Up/Down key to select
to set start
point to trim the beginning of the movie or
2.
Press Left/Right key to move
on each
1/30 second interval. The movie length
must be at least more than 2 seconds.
4.
Select
and press OK to exit Movie
Edit mode and return to the paused time
whether the Start/End point is set or not.
to set end point to trim the end of the
movie.
3.
Select the
the video clip.
to preview or
to save
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Playing Voice Memo
Voice memo is separately recorded and attached to a captured image. See "Voice Memo" on page 47 on
how to record voice memo.
on the camera.
1. Press the Playback button
2. Use the navigation controls to scroll through the saved
images. An image file with voice memo has a voice memo
icon located on the top center of the LCD monitor. See
picture on the right.
3. Press the OK button to play the voice recording.
4. During playback, use the Zoom dial to control volume.
Spin clockwise (right) to increase volume/Spin
counterclockwise (left) to decrease volume.
to pause playback. Press the key
5. Press the key
again to resume. When paused, the play info will remain
.
on screen except
to stop the playback. The LCD monitor
6. Press the key
displays the image in Single navigation mode.
Volume cannot be adjusted when you pause the voice memo.
Playback Menu
The Playback menu allows you to edit images, record voice memo, and setup playback settings.
To go to Playback Menu:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Press Menu button to launch the Playback Menu.
or
keys to move through the menu
3. Use the
selections.
or the OK button.
4. To select a menu, press
5. Change the submenu settings using the 4-way navigation
control.
6. Press the OK button to save and apply settings.
Slide Show
The slide show function enables you to playback your still images automatically in order one image at a
time.
To view Slide Show:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Playback menu, select Slide Show. The Slide Show menu appears.
Set the slide show settings.
Select Start, then press the OK button to start the slide show.
During Slide Show, press the OK button to pause slide show.
or
keys to move through the options. Select whether to Continue or Exit the slide
Use the
show.
6. Press the OK button to apply selected option.
To change slide show settings:
1. From the Slide show menu, use the
or
keys t to
move through the selections.
or
keys to adjust.
2. Select Interval setting. Press the
Choose among the available interval settings: 1 sec., 3
sec., 5 sec., and 10 sec.
or
keys to adjust.
3. Select Repeat setting. Press the
Available settings are: Yes, No.
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Protect
Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake.
A protected file has a lock icon
when viewed on Playback mode.
To protect files:
1. From the Playback menu, select Protect.
2. The Protect submenu is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Available select settings:
• Single. Select one file to lock/unlock.
• Multi. Select multiple files from the thumbnail view to
lock/unlock.
• Lock All. Lock all files
• Unlock All. Unlock all files.
To protect/unprotect a single file:
1. Select Single in the Protect submenu, the images are
displayed on the LCD monitor in single navigation mode.
or
keys to scroll the display.
2. Use
3. When the desired file is displayed on the LCD monitor,
press the OK button to select Lock/Unlock.
4. To close the protect/unprotect function and go back
Playback menu, select Exit.
To protect/unprotect multiple files:
1. Select Multi in the Protect submenu, the images are
displayed in thumbnail view on the LCD monitor.
or
keys to move through the files.
2. Use the
or
keys
3. When the desired file is highlighted, use the
to mark/unmark the file for protection.
4. Repeat step 3 until all desired files to protect are marked.
5. Press the OK button to lock files and go back to Playback
mode.
To protect all files:
1. Select Lock all in the Protect submenu. A confirmation
message appears.
2. Select Yes.
3. Press the OK button to lock all files.
To unlock all files:
1. Select Unlock all in the Protect submenu. A confirmation
message appears.
2. Select Yes.
3. Press the OK button to unlock all protected files.
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Voice Memo
A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded as a memo for captured still images.
To record voice memo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the Playback button
on the camera.
Press the
or
keys to scroll and select an image to attach voice memo to.
Press the MENU button to launch the Playback menu.
Select Voice Memo.
Select Start, then press the OK button to start recording.
Press the OK button again to stop recording.
Time left (n seconds) for recording.
When you record voice memo to an image with an existing voice memo, the old
recording file would be replaced by the new one.
Filter Effects
Filter Effects function is only applicable to aspect ratio 4:3 photos with different artistic effect. Edited
images in this function are saved as new files.
To activate Filter Effects:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
or
keys to scroll and select an image to
2. Press the
edit.
3. Press the MENU button to launch the Playback menu.
4. Select Filter Effects. The Filter Effects submenu appears.
or
keys to scroll and OK button to select
5. Press the
an option.
The succeeding table shows the available settings.
Item
Soft
Color Emphasis
Astral
Miniature
Effect
Painting
Description
Image is applied with soft effect.
Retains the color tone you choose while the rest of the scene becomes black and white.
Image is applied with starburst.
The parts of image will be blurred and make the scene looks like a miniature scale
model. It is recommended to apply the image that captured from a high angle to
simulate the miniature effect.
Image is applied with watercolor effect. Please note that if one image is applied with
Painting function already, it cannot be applied with Astral again.
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Trimming
The Trim function allows you to trim an image to another image size. This function is only available for still
images.
To trim an image:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
or
keys to scroll and select an image to
2. Use the
trim.
3. Press the MENU button to launch the Playback menu.
4. Select Trimming. The Trim screen layout is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
5. Use the Zoom dial to change size as zoom in/out.
No.
Description
1
Enlarged image
2
4-way indicator
3
Trimmed size
4
The approx. location of the trimmed area
5
Image area
6. Use the navigation controls to move the image.
7. Press the OK button to apply changes. A menu selection appears.
8. Select whether to:
• Yes. Save the new file as a new one.
• Cancel. Cancel setting and back to Playback Menu.
9. Press the OK button to save/cancel changes.
• Trim function is not available for images with image size set to VGA.
• The feature is ONLY applicable to 4:3 ratio photos.
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Resize
Resizes a previously saved image to create a small copy photo and only resizing to a smaller size is
available.
To resize an image:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Use the
or
keys to scroll and select an image to
resize.
3. Press the MENU button to launch the Playback menu.
4. Select Resize. The Resize submenu is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
5. Select size among: 640, 320, and 160.
6. After selecting size, a menu selection appears.
7. Press the OK button to save/cancel changes.
8. The resized image is saved as a new photo.
• Resize function is only applicable to aspect ratio 4:3 photos.
• The ORIGINAL photos can be resized more than once. However, each RESIZED photo
cannot be resized again.
DPOF
DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format, which allows you to embed printing information on
your memory card. You can select the images to be printed and how many prints to make with the DPOF
menu in the camera and insert the memory card to the card compatible printer. When the printer starts
printing, it will read the embedded information on the memory card and print the specified images.
To set DPOF:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Press Menu button to launch the Playback Menu.
3. Select DPOF. The submenu appears. Available settings
are as follows:
• Select Images. Mark images in the memory card.
• Reset. Reset all DPOF settings to initial default
settings.
To set DPOF on images:
1. Select Select Images on the DPOF submenu.
or
keys to scroll and select images to mark
2. Use the
for printing.
or
3. When the desired image is highlighted, use the
to increase/decrease number.
4. Press the OK button to define the DPOF settings and
select Done to save DPOF settings.
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To reset DPOF:
1. Select Reset on the DPOF submenu.
2. The camera auto reset all DPOF settings.
Copy
Use this feature to copy images between internal memory and memory card.
To copy images between internal memory and memory
card:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Press Menu button to launch the Playback Menu.
3. Select Copy and choose a method you want to copy
images to. After choosing, available settings are as
follows:
• Selected images. Select images to the storage device
you prefer.
• All images. Copy all images to the storage device you
prefer.
To copy selected images:
1. Select Selected images on the Copy submenu.
or
keys to scroll and select images to mark
2. Use the
for Copying.
or
3. When the desired image is highlighted, use the
keys to mark/unmark the file for copying.
4. Press the OK button and select Yes to start copying.
To copy all images:
1. Select All images on the Copy submenu.
2. Select Yes to start copying.
If no memory card or a locked card is inserted, this option would be gray.
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Movie Paste
Use this feature to combine two videos with the same specification (movie size and fps) into one video.
To combine two videos:
1. Press the Playback button
on the camera.
2. Use the
or
keys to scroll and select the original
video.
3. Press the MENU button to launch the Playback menu.
4. Select Movie Paste. The videos with the same
specification as the original video are displayed on the LCD
monitor.
or
keys to scroll and the
or
keys to
5. Use the
mark/unmark the second video.
6. Press the OK button and select Yes to merge it to the end
of the original video and overwrite it.
• The total length of the combined video cannot be over 30 minutes.
• After combining videos, the second video will no longer exist with a separate file.
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Using the Setup Menu
You can access the Setup menu whether you are in Record or Playback mode.
The Setup menu allows to configure general camera settings.
To go to Setup Menu:
1. Press Menu button to launch the Record/Playback Menu.
or
keys to switch the menu tab to Setup
2. Use the
menu.
3. Use the
or
keys to move through the menu
selections.
key.
4. To select an item, press the OK button or
5. Change the submenu settings using the 4-way navigation
control.
6. Press the OK button to save and apply settings.
Setting Sounds
Use the Sound menu functions to control the sounds produced by the camera.
1. From the Setup menu, select Sounds.
2. Adjusts sound settings.
3. Press the OK button to apply changes.
Item
Available Settings
Description
Startup
Sound 1, Sound 2,
Sound 3, Off
Selects the startup sound when camera is turned on.
Shutter
On, Off
Enables or disables shutter sound when Shutter button is
pressed. Shutter sound is not available when recording videos.
Beep
volume
0-4
Adjusts volume.
Setting Power Save
The Power Save function allows you to set an idle time after
which the camera automatically sets to sleep mode to save
power. After a minute of being in sleep mode, the camera
eventually turns off power.
This
•
•
•
•
function is not available in the following instances:
Recording a video file
Playing a Slide Show/video file
Using the USB connector
AE/AF has been locked
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Setting Date & Time
Use the Date & Time function to set the date and time of your camera. This function is useful in attaching
date stamps on captured images. Your camera uses a 24-hour time format.
1. Press the navigation controls to adjust date and time
or
keys, the numeric
value. By holding down the
values changes continuously.
2. Press the OK button to apply changes.
Setting Language
Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on the LCD monitor.
1. Use the navigation control to scroll through the list and
select the desired language.
2. Press the OK button to confirm and apply settings.
Setting Display Mode
This function controls the icon display on LCD monitor for both
Record mode and Playback mode.
Available settings are: On, Detailed Info, Off.
If set Display Mode to Off, the mode icon and remaining shots
will display for 2 seconds in following situations:
•
•
•
•
Power on the camera
Switch from Playback to Record mode
After shooting
Close the menu and back to preview
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Setting TV Out
Use the TV Out function to adjust video output signal to accommodate different regional settings. If TV out
is not set correctly, the image may not display properly on TV.
Available settings are:
• NTSC. Applicable in Japan, USA, Canada, Taiwan and
others.
• PAL. Applicable in Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan),
Oceania and others.
Setting LCD Brightness
Select a brightness level for the LCD monitor.
Available settings are:
• Auto. Auto detects the LCD brightness.
• Bright. Enhance the LCD brightness.
• Normal. Normal LCD brightness.
Startup Image
You can activate the system startup image for camera. The
captured image can't be set as startup image in this camera.
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Setting Format
This utility formats current used memory (Internal memory or
Memory card) and erases all stored images and data.
If a locked card has been inserted, the option would be gray.
Reset All
Use this function to reset the camera to its factory settings.
However, the following settings are exceptions and not affected
by Reset.
• Date & Time
• Language
• TV Settings
• Custom White Balance data
• Battery Type
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Making Connections
You can connect your camera to: TV, computer, or a printer.
Connecting the Camera to a TV
You can play back your images on a TV screen. Before connecting to any video devices, make sure to
select NTSC/PAL to match the broadcast standard of the video equipment you are going to connect to the
camera.
To connect your camera to a TV:
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Set the TV out to match the TV’s video out
format. See "Setting TV Out" on page 54.
3. Connect the USB/AV 2-in-1 cable to the USB
port on the bottom of your camera.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s
AV input port.
5. The LCD monitor turns black and all images
and video clips are displayed on the TV.
Connecting the Camera to a PC
You can transfer images and video files to your PC.
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB
port on your computer
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB
terminal on the camera.
3. Turn on the camera.
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4. The USB mode menu appears on the screen. Select
or
key and press the
Computer by using the
OK button.
5. The PC starts to detect the connection while the LCD
monitor appears Connecting…
6. Connection established after PC MODE appeared on the
LCD monitor
7. Access the files in the camera by your PC.
•
•
•
The camera’s internal memory and memory card would display as removable drives
in PC.
After the connection, no image is displayed on the LCD monitor.
When this camera is connected to your PC, two removable drives will display.
Please click AP link (Magix) in the second drive, and then Setup window will dispaly
(an Internet connection is required). After installation, you can import / edit your
photos, movies and music. Please note that AP link (Magix) is the trial version and
will be used permanently after registration.
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
You can print your images directly using a PictBridge compatible printer.
1. Turn on your Printer. Check that the
printer is turned on, there is paper in the
printer, and there are no printer error
messages.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the
printer while the other end to USB
terminal on the camera.
3. The USB mode menu appears on the
screen. Select Printer by using the
key and press the OK button.
or
4. Enter the print mode and print the
selected images.
For details on the following page "Setting
the Print Mode Menu".
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Setting the Print Mode Menu
Print Mode menu appears on the screen after the connection between a printer and your camera is
established.
Print Mode includes three major settings:
• Print Select. An image can then be selected to print.
• Print All. Prints all images.
• Print DPOF. Prints the images which are set DPOF.
To set Print Select
1. Use the
or
keys to scroll and select an image for
printing.
or
key to
2. Specify the number of copies. Use the
increase/decrease number.
3. Press the OK button to enter printer settings.
To set Print All and Print DPOF
Repeat the same steps 1 to 2, then enter printer settings.
To set Printer Settings
1. Use the
or
key to specify a print option.
2. Modify paper size, quality, date and info by the
keys. Available setting:
• Paper size: Default / A4 / 4"x6"
• Quality: Default / Fine / Normal
• Capture Date: Yes / No
• Capture Info: Yes / No
3. Select Print on the screen for printing.
Or Cancel to go back Print Mode.
Start Printing
• LCD monitor appears "Now printing…".
• Or press Menu button to stop printing anytime.
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or
Appendix
About Folder and File Names
Your camera automatically creates specific directory of folder in the internal memory cards to organize
captured image and video files.
File Naming
File names begin with "DSCI" and followed by a 4-digit number that increases in sequence. File numbering
starts from 0001 when a new folder is created.
The highest file number is 9999, if exceeds 9999, the camera will start over the file number from 0001.
Do not change the folder and file names in the memory card using your PC. It may be unable
to playback the data using the camera.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and/or Action
Camera does not turn on.
The batteries may be exhausted. Charge or replace the batteries.
Camera turns off
automatically.
Press Power button to turn on the camera.
LCD turns dark.
Press any button except the Power button to turn on the LCD.
Empty battery icon is
displayed on the LCD, then
the camera turns off.
Batteries are exhausted, please replace or recharge.
LCD monitor displays
"No image".
There is no image file in the memory card. Image file format may not be
supported.
LCD monitor displays
"Not available for this file".
Function is only available for specific file types. File format is not
supported.
LCD monitor displays
"Memory full".
Memory card is full. Replace the memory card with a new one or delete
unnecessary images.
LCD monitor displays
"File locked".
This file is locked. Unlock the file. See "Protect" on page 46.
LCD monitor displays
"Card locked".
The memory card is protected. Remove the card and slide the
write-protect switch to its unlock position.
LCD monitor displays
"Format error".
The card may be damaged. You can either change the card or wipe to
clean the connected points.
LCD monitor displays
"Copy error".
The memory card is protected. Remove the card and slide the
write-protect switch to its unlock position.
The memory card is full. Replace card or delete unnecessary files.
No image displays on the
TV screen.
Incorrect TV-out type was selected. Set the correct TV-out type to match
your TV system.
The lens got stuck up.
Do not force the lens to go back.
The type of the battery used may be incorrect or the battery power level
is too low. Change the battery or charge the battery before using the
camera.
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Specifications
Sensor
Lens
LCD monitor
16M Pixels
Focal Length: 4 (W) ~ 104 (T) mm
26X optical zoom, 5x digital zoom
3.0" Color LCD
Normal:
Wide: 80 cm ~ infinity
Tele: 350 cm ~ infinity
Focusing Range
Macro:
Wide: 10 cm ~ infinity
Tele: 200 cm ~ infinity
Super Macro:
Zoom: 1 cm ~ 10 cm (only zoom 4)
Aperture
Shutter
File Format
Resolution (Photo)
Resolution (Movie)
Wide: F3.1; Tele: F5.9
Shutter Speed:
Auto: 1 - 1/2,000 sec.
Manual: 15 - 1/2,000 sec.
Night: 1/2 - 1/2,000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec.
Still Image: EXIF 2.3 compatible format (JPEG compression)
Video: AVI (MJPEG)
Audio: WAV
16M: 4608 x 3456
8M: 3264 x 2448
5M: 2592 x 1944
3M: 2048 x 1536
VGA: 640 x 480
3:2: 3984 x 2656
16:9 (9M): 3968 x 2232
16:9 (2M): 1920 x 1080
1:1: 2992 x 2992
1280x720p30
VGAp30
Scene Mode
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Backlight, Kids, Night Scene, Stylish, Fireworks,
Snow, Sports, Party, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Flowing Water, Food, Love
Portrait, Self Portrait, Fisheye Lens, Miniature, D-Lighting
Mode dial
Intelligent Scene, Scene Mode, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority,
Manual Exposure, Continuous Shooting, Panorama
ISO Equivalent
Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400
White Balance
Auto White Balance, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2,
Custom
Exposure Control
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / 0EV / -0.3EV / -0.7EV/
-1.0EV / -1.3EV / -1.7EV / -2.0EV
Metering
Multi, Center, Spot
Self-timer
Off, 10 sec., 2 sec., Double
Flash
Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync, Forced Off
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Storage
Internal memory: 128MB flash memory
External memory: SD (up to 4GB), SDHC card (up to 32GB guaranteed),
SDXC card (up to 64GB guaranteed)
OSD Language
Interface
USB/AV OUT
TV system
NTSC/PAL (selected by Setup MENU)
Battery
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
AA battery X 4
0º C - 40º C
0% - 90%
Microphone
Built-in
Speaker
Built-in
Dimensions
Weight
120.2 x 79.3 x 87.0 (mm)
420 g (no battery)
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