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User manual and service information
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT NOTICE
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
KIDS
CHARGER AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
CABLES
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
INTENDED USE
CONFORMITY
DISPOSAL OF OLD DEVICES
NOTE ON THIS MANUAL
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INTRODUCTION
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
CONTROLS AND BUTTONS
GETTING STARTED
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
INSERTING THE BATTERIES
INSERTING AN SD CARD
WRITE-PROTECTING THE MEMORY CARD
SWITCHING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
POWER-SAVING FUNCTION
TOGGLING BETWEEN RECORDING AND PLAYBACK MODE
LCD DISPLAY
PLAYBACK MODE
RECORDING MODE
CHANGING THE DISPLAYED INFORMATION
SETTING THE MENU LANGUAGE
SETTING DATE AND TIME
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CAPTURING PICTURES
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QUICK GUIDE
USING THE ZOOM FUNCTION
USING THE FLASH
HISTOGRAM
RECORD MENU
RESOLUTION
QUALITY
METERING
WHITE BALANCE
ISO
EXPOSURE
DRIVE MODE
AEB (AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE BRACKETING)
HIGHLIGHT
SHARPNESS
EFFECT
DATE STAMP
STABILIZER
FACE TRACKING
PHOTO FRAME
DIGITAL ZOOM
SETUP
SCENE MODES
Q MODE
MACRO MODE
ASM MODE
APERTURE
SHUTTER SPEED
APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED
AUTO MODE
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RECORDING VIDEO CLIPS
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QUICK GUIDE
VIDEO MENU
MOVIE SIZE
METERING
WHITE BALANCE
SETUP
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PLAYING BACK IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS
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QUICK GUIDE
PLAYBACK MENU
PROTECT
DELETE
SLIDE SHOW
DPOF
COPY TO CARD
PHOTO EDIT
ROTATE
RESIZE
VOICE MEMO
START-UP IMAGE
PHOTO FRAME
SETUP
USING THE THUMBNAIL VIEW
TRIMMING PICTURES
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AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
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AUDIO RECORDING
AUDIO PLAYBACK
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
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SETUP MENU
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SOUNDS
AUTO REVIEW
POWER-SAVING FUNCTION
FILE NUMBER
TV OUT
USB
START-UP IMAGE
FORMAT
BATTERY TYPE
RESET ALL
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CONNECTORS
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VIEWING PICTURES ON A TELEVISION SCREEN
COPYING PICTURES TO A COMPUTER
USING THE USB CABLE
USING A CARD READER
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INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
SUPPLIED SOFTWARE
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APPENDIX
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TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER PICTURES
SUBJECT
BACKGROUND
CAMERA ANGLE
GOLDEN SECTION
LIGHTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DETAILS OF GUARANTEE
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Important Notice
Important Notice
Safety Instructions
- Before you use this device for the first time, please read the following
notes in this manual and heed all warnings, even if you are familiar with
handling electronic devices. Always check the camera works correctly.
- Keep this manual with the instructions in a safe place for future
reference.
- If you sell or pass this device on to another person, it is imperative that
you also hand over this manual.
- Do not try to open the camera housing or reassemble the camera. Inside
there are components and high voltage. You are at risk of receiving an
electric shock. Maintenance and repairs should only be carried out by
qualified technicians.
- Do not look at the sun or other sources of intense light. Doing so may
damage your eyesight.
- Never activate the flash near the eyes of persons or animals. This is
especially dangerous for children. The flash is dangerous to your
eyesight. When using the flash, stand at least one meter (3 feet) away
from your subject.
- Keep the Nytech DC-8200 away from water and other liquids. Do not
operate the camera with wet hands. Do not use the camera in rain or
snow. Dampness can cause danger through fire or electric shock.
- Keep the Nytech DC-8200 out of the reach of children and animals to
avoid accidents or damage to the camera.
- Switch the Nytech DC-8200 off immediately if you notice it emitting
smoke or strange noises. Contact the Nytech customer service. Never
try to repair the camera yourself.
- Please only use the supplied charger BC024F-UK to recharge the
batteries of your Nytech DC-8200.
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Important Notice
- Only use this device with the supplied rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH
1.2V, size AA) or any equivalent models or standard batteries in order to
avoid overheating, deformation of the cover, fire, electric shocks,
explosion and other dangers.
- Unplug the charger from the wall outlet before removing any batteries
from the charger.
- Also, when there is the possibility of thunderstorms, pull the charger from
the wall outlet.
- Never try to heat, disassemble or short-circuit the rechargeable
batteries. Do not throw the rechargeable batteries in fire.
Warning: Notice concerning separation from the mains
In order to completely disconnect the charger from the mains, pull it out
from the wall outlet. The wall outlet where the device is connected must be
easy to access so that the charger can be pulled out quickly in case of
emergency. Pull the charger out from the mains when you will not be using
it for a long while (e.g. when going on holiday) in order to avoid the danger
of fire. Do not hold the charger with wet hands.
The device is not for use in rooms with a high temperature or humidity and
must be kept free of dust. Position the Nytech DC-8200 on a stable, flat
surface and do not place any objects on the device.
Always make sure that:
- no direct heat sources (e.g. heating) can affect the device;
- no direct sunlight or bright artificial light reaches the device;
- contact with spray and dripping water and abrasive liquids must be
avoided and the device should never be operated near water, and it
must especially never be immersed (do not place any objects filled with
liquids such as vases or drinks near the device);
- no fire sources (e.g. burning candles) are placed on or near the device;
- no foreign bodies are introduced into the device;
- the device must not be subject to any great temperature changes as this
may cause moisture through condensation;
- the device should not be subject to excessive shock and vibrations.
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Important Notice
Kids
Electrical appliances do not belong in the hands of children. Do not allow
children to play with electrical devices when not under supervision.
Children may not be able to comprehend the presence of potential risks.
Rechargeable batteries and small parts represent potential choking
hazards. Keep batteries out of reach of children. If a rechargeable battery is
swallowed, seek medical help immediately. Keep all packaging away from
children as this can cause suffocation.
Charger and Rechargeable Batteries
Insert the rechargeable batteries with the correct polarity. Never throw a
rechargeable battery into fire. Remove the rechargeable batteries from the
Nytech DC-8200 when the device is not to be used for a long time.
Danger of Explosion!
Non-intended use may cause explosion and danger to life. Only replace the
rechargeable batteries with equivalent batteries or a type recommended by
the manufacturer. Never replace any batteries in an explosion-sensitive
environment. While inserting or removing the batteries a spark may be
produced causing an explosion. Explosion-sensitive areas will normally (but
not always) be labelled. These include any fuel storage areas such as
below deck on a boat, fuel line or tank areas, environments where the air
contains inflammable substances (e.g. cereals, metal dust or powder, etc.)
and any areas where you should normally switch off your car engine.
Respect the environment. Old rechargeable batteries do not belong in with
the domestic waste. They must be handed into a collection point for old
batteries.
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Important Notice
Cables
Always hold cables by the plug and never pull on the cable itself. Never
hold the charger with wet hands as this may cause a short circuit or electric
shock. Never place the device, heavy objects or furniture on the cable and
take care that the cord does not become trapped, especially at the plug and
sockets. Never make knots in the cable and do not tie it together with other
cords. All cables should be positioned so that nobody can trip over them or
be obstructed by them. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or an
electric shock. Inspect the power cord from time to time. Do not use any
adapter plug or extension cable that does not meet the required safety
standards.
Maintenance and Care
Servicing is required when this device has been damaged in any way, for
example, when the charger or the housing of the Nytech DC-8200 is
damaged, when liquid or objects have entered the device, when the
product has been exposed to rain or moisture, when the product does not
work normally or if the product has been dropped. If you notice any smoke,
unusual noise or strange smells, switch off the device immediately and pull
the charger from the power supply. In this case the device should not be
used further and should be inspected by authorized service personnel.
Please contact qualified personnel when servicing is needed.
Intended Use
This is a consumer electronics device. It may only be used for private use,
not industrial or commercial purposes. In its default configuration, this
product has not been designed for medical, lifesaving, rescue or lifemaintaining purposes. Only connection cables and external devices may be
used that comply with safety standards and the electromagnetic
compatibility and shielding quality of this device.
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Important Notice
This device fulfils all that relates to CE Conformity, relevant standards and
Directives. Any changes to the equipment other than the recommended
changes by the manufacturer may lead to the result that these directives
are not met any more. Only use accessories recommended by the
manufacturer. If you are not using the device within the Republic of
Germany, you must observe the regulations and laws in the country of use.
Conformity
The Nytech DC-8200 and the supplied accessories have been
tested and approved for compliance with the basic and other
relevant requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, as well
as the Low-voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
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Important Notice
Disposal of Old Devices
Devices marked with this symbol are subject to the European
Directive 2002/96/EC. All electric and electronic devices must be
disposed of separately from household waste at established
bodies.
Avoid hazards to the environment and dangers to your personal health by
disposing of the device properly. For further information about proper
disposal, contact your local government, disposal bodies or the shop where
you bought the device.
Respect the environment. Old rechargeable batteries do not belong in with
the domestic waste. They must be handed in to a collection point for old
batteries.
Note on this Manual
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This symbol denotes further information on the topic.
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This symbol denotes important notes.
On page 8 of this manual you can find the meanings of the controls and
buttons illustrated on the inside of the cover.
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Introduction
Introduction
Firstly, many thanks for having chosen this high-end Nytech DC-8200
digital camera. Please check that delivery contents are complete using the
list below.
Package contents
- Nytech DC-8200 camera
- 2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries,
size AA
- SD memory card, 1 GB
- Charger BC024F-EU or BC024F-UK
(model depends on the local region)
- USB cable
- AV cable
- Pouch
- Carrying strap
- CD-ROM (not shown)
- User's manual (not shown)
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Controls and buttons
This User manual has a fold-out cover. On the inside of the cover the
camera is shown with the meanings of the controls and buttons.
Figure of back
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Speaker
On/Off button (Power)
Shutter
Zoom button
Playback button (Play)
Menu button
Power indicator
SET button
Four-way button for Menu navigation
(see right)
10 Camera mode button
11 Delete/ASM
12 Display
Figure: Four-way button
Figure of front
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Flash
Self-timer indicator
Microphone
Lens
Bottom
19 Tripod mount
20 Battery compartment cover
and memory card slot
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Getting Started
The camera can be powered either by AA-sized rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries, lithium batteries, nickel oxy-hydroxide (OxyRide) or
alkaline-manganese batteries. On delivery, the supplied batteries are not
charged. Please charge the batteries before first use of the camera.
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You can power the device by using either the supplied or the
previously mentioned rechargeable batteries or common AAsized batteries. Do not use conventional and rechargeable
batteries at the same time and always use rechargeable or
conventional batteries of the same type.
Make sure that the type of power supply has been set properly
(see page 60 - Battery Type).
Charging the Batteries
Open the charger by holding it with one hand on the side with the power
connector and by rotating the cover down with the other hand.
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The above picture shows the charger BC024F-EU that is
different from the model BC024F-UK. However, the procedure is
identical.
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Insert the rechargeable batteries in the charger BC024F-UK so that the
contacts [+] and [-] on the rechargeable batteries and charging cradle
markings match.
Figure:
Opened charger with polarity
markings
Plug the charger into a wall outlet.
The status indicators of the charging cradle will light yellow whilst the
batteries are charging. When the charging process is completed, the status
indicators will light green. You may then remove the rechargeable batteries
and install them into the Nytech DC-8200. Depending on the charge level,
the charging cycle can take up to 4 hours.
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Always recharge a pair of batteries. Never recharge a single
battery by using the supplied charger.
Remove the rechargeable batteries from the camera when the
device is not to be used for a long time.
During charging, the rechargeable batteries and charging device
will become warm. This is not a malfunction.
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Inserting the Batteries
When the batteries are fully charged, insert them into the Nytech DC-8200
as below.
- Open the Nytech DC-8200 battery compartment by pushing the cover
gently outwards. The cover will open up by a spring mechanism.
- Place the batteries into the camera as shown. Always pay attention to
the polarity. To help you, inside the battery compartment there is a
sticker showing the battery polarity.
- In this position the batteries cannot be completely inserted but will be
pressed against the contacts after closing the cover.
- Close the battery compartment cover by pressing down the flap on the
housing of the camera and then by pushing it inwards till it locks. The
cover clicks into place.
To remove the rechargeable batteries,
open the battery compartment and
remove them.
When the rechargeable battery is empty the status indicator [7]
will light green, an acoustic signal will sound and the message
Replace battery will appear on the display [12].
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Make sure that the camera is switched off before you remove
the rechargeable batteries.
Make sure that the type of power supply has been set properly
(see page 60 - Battery Type).
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Inserting an SD Card
By using the supplied SD memory card you can increase the Nytech DC8200 storage capacity for saving your photos, videos and voice recordings.
When the memory card is inserted, all the photos and videos you take will
be saved onto it. If there is no memory card inserted, your photos and
videos will be saved to the internal memory of the camera.
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Power off the camera using the On/Off switch [2] before you
insert or remove a memory card.
Open the Nytech DC-8200 battery compartment by
pushing the cover gently outwards. The cover will open
up by a spring mechanism.
Insert the memory card with
the contacts towards the
rear of the camera into the
card compartment and push
it into the housing. The
memory card clicks into
place.
Close the battery compartment
cover by pressing down the flap on the housing
of the camera and then by pushing it inwards till it locks.
The cover clicks into place.
To remove the memory card, open the battery compartment cover and
gently press on the inserted card. This will protrude a little so that you
can get a hold of it and remove it.
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If the memory card or the internal memory is exhausted, the
message Memory full will appear on the display [12].
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Write-Protecting the Memory Card
The memory card features a write-protection tab. When the write protection
is enabled (see the right figure below) you will be able to view any existing
pictures only, but not be able to delete or edit them. Also, it will not be
possible to record any new pictures onto the memory card.
Write protection disabled
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Write protection enabled
If a card with enabled write protection has been inserted and
you're using the camera in capture mode, the message Card
locked will appear on the display [12] and an acoustic signal will
sound.
Switching the Camera On and Off
Press the On/Off button [2] and keep it pressed down for approximately 1
second to turn the camera on in Recording mode. Or you can press the
Play button [5] and keep it pressed down for approximately 1 second to
turn the camera on in Playback mode.
Press the On/Off button [2] to switch the camera off.
Power-Saving Function
The Nytech DC-8200 is equipped with an automatic power-saving function
to extend the rechargeable battery endurance. By default, the LCD display
[12] powers off after one minute if the camera is not being used. Press any
button to power on once again the LCD display.
You can alter the preset timeout for the energy-saving function. To do this,
read page 58 – Power-Saving Function.
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The Nytech DC-8200 powers itself off if the LCD screen has been switched
off for longer than one minute. In this case, press the On/Off button [2] to
switch the camera back on.
The energy-saving function is not enabled when:
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the camera is connected via a USB cable to a computer or printer
a slideshow is being played back
a video or audio file is being recorded
a video or audio file is being played
Toggling Between Recording and Playback Mode
The Nytech DC-8200 is ready to record videos or audio files in Recording
mode. In Playback mode the recorded files can be seen on the display [12].
- Press the Play button [5] to toggle between Recording and Playback
mode.
LCD Display
The LCD display [12] of your Nytech DC-8200 is used to configure the
shooting parameters, to check and adjust the camera settings and to
display your captured images. In Recording mode, on-screen icons inform
you of the current camera settings, while in Playback mode information on
the recorded image is displayed.
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Playback Mode
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Mode icon
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ISO setting
2
File protection
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Histogram
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Voice memo
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Date and time
4
Current file number /
total number of files
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Shutter speed
13
Aperture value
5
Battery status
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Exposure correction
6
Storage media
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Voice Memo
7
White balance
16
DPOF
8
Flash mode
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Resolution
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Recording Mode
1
Recording mode
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White balance
2
Flash mode
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Shutter speed
3
Macro mode
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Focus area
4
Self timer
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Aperture value
5
Zoom bar
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Face tracking
6
Remaining pictures
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Exposure correction
7
Battery status
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Date stamp
8
Storage media
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Exposure compensation
9
Stabilizer
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Sharpness
10
Measure area
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Quality
11
ISO setting
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Resolution
12
Histogram
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Changing the Displayed Information
Press the SET button [8] to change the display mode of the LCD [12] as
follows:
In Recording mode:
(A)
Standard display
(B)
Full display
(C)
Grid on
(D)
Minimum display
In Playback mode:
(A)
Reduced icon display
(B)
Full icon display
(C)
All information off
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Setting the Menu Language
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on by pressing and holding the Power
button [2] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press the Menu button [6] to display the Settings menu.
3.
Press W or X on the four-way button to select Setup (icon
then press the SET button [8] to open the Setup menu.
4.
Press S or T on the four-way button to select Language (icon
and then press the SET button [8].
5.
Press S or T on the four-way button to move the highlighted bar
through the different languages and select the desired language by
pressing the SET button [8].
6.
Press the Menu button [6] to exit the Setup menu.
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Setting Date and Time
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on by pressing and holding the Power
button [2] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press the Menu button [6] to display the Settings menu.
3.
Press W or X on the four-way button to select Setup (icon
then press the SET button [8] to open the Setup menu.
4.
Press S or T on the four-way button to select Date & Time (icon
) and then press the SET button [8].
5.
Press W or X on the four-way button to move the highlighted bar
through the different options and change the entries by pressing the
four-way button (S or T).
6.
Press the SET button [8] to save the selected settings.
7.
Press the Menu button [6] to exit the Setup menu.
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Capturing Pictures
Capturing Pictures
Quick Guide
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Recording mode by pressing and
holding the Power button [2] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Point the camera at the subject and check the composition of your
picture on the display [12].
3.
If necessary, press the Zoom button [4] to zoom in (T - Tele) or
zoom out (W - Wide) on the subject.
4.
Press the shutter button [3] halfway down. This will enable the autofocus.
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The Nytech DC-8200 will try to focus the area contained
within the focus area. This will depend on the lighting
conditions and the distance to the subject. After the
subject has been focused successfully, the focus frame
will turn green and a double beep can be heard.
Focus area
5.
Now press the shutter button [3] fully down to take the picture. A
shutter sound can be heard.
Read the chapters from page 34 to learn how to use preset programmes.
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Capturing Pictures
Using the Zoom Function
Your Nytech DC-8200 features a combination of optical and digital zoom
allowing you to zoom in on distant subjects or to zoom out for wide-angle
shots.
The optical zoom adjusts the camera lens mechanically. The digital zoom
enlarges or reduces the picture via software control.
Figure:
Wide-angle
Zoom control [4] on
the camera back
panel
Telephoto
In Recording mode, select the desired subject area by pressing the zoom
buttons.
- Press [ W ] to reduce the zoom factor and obtain a wide-angle shot.
- Press [ T ] to increase the zoom factor and obtain a telephoto shot.
When pressing any of the zoom buttons the zoom bar (see page 16 – item
5) will appear on the display [12].
When the maximum optical zoom factor has been reached, zooming will
pause. Press the [ T ] button again. The camera switches to digital zoom
mode and will continue zooming in.
Optical zoom area
Digital zoom area
Figure: Zoom bar [5] on display [12]
Zoom mark
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Before you can use the digital zoom, you must enable it (see
page 33, Digital Zoom).
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Capturing Pictures
Using the Flash
The flash [13] doesn't only enhance the brightness under bad lighting
conditions. You can also use it for backlight shots or when the subject is
located in shadow. In Recording mode, press the flash button (see the
figure below) to toggle through the different flash modes of your Nytech
DC-8200.
The flash button can be found on the four-way button:
Figure: Four-way button [9]
Flash button
With each press of the flash button the flash mode will change. This will be
displayed on the LCD [12] (see page 16 – item 2). The flash must be
charged before it can be used. While the flash is charging the power
indicator [7] will blink green.
The following flash settings are available:
Icon
Description
The flash will fire automatically whenever the shooting
conditions require extra lighting.
A pre-flash will be sent in order for people's eyes to
adapt to the flash. This will reduce the red-eye effect in
your pictures. The flash will fire again to take the photo,
but only when necessary.
The flash will fire always.
The flash will fire for lower shutter speeds (soft flash),
keeping a darker background.
The flash will never fire, even in total darkness.
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Capturing Pictures
For burst captures (see the chapters from page 29 - Drive Mode,
Burst) and for movies the flash is not available.
Histogram
The histograms shows the brightness distribution of the picture in the
recording menu (see page 16, item 12) and in the playback menu (see
page 15, item 10). If the graphic is accentuated on the left, the picture is
very dark; if it is accentuated on the right, the picture will be very bright.
Histogram examples:
Dark picture
Average picture
Bright picture
In Recording mode you can optimise the brightness distribution before
capturing the picture. If the picture is too dark you can set a positive value
for exposure correction. If the picture is too bright you can set a negative
value for exposure correction (see page 28 – Exposure).
You can also vary the picture exposure by means of the aperture and
shutter speed (see page 38 – ASM mode) as well as by means of the ISO
value (see page 27 –ISO).
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Capturing Pictures
Record Menu
In the Quick Guide on page 19 you have learned to capture a picture by
using the default settings. In this case, your Nytech DC-8200 will adjust
many settings automatically to allow you to take a quick snapshot. In the
Record menu, however, you may adjust many settings manually in order to
meet special conditions.
All settings made here will prevail until you change them again. This will
also be the case after changing the battery.
How to open the Record menu:
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Recording mode by pressing and
holding the Power button [2].
2.
Press the Menu button [6] to display the Record menu.
3.
Press W or X on the four-way button to choose an item.
4.
Press S or T on the four-way button to change the setting for the
chosen item.
5.
Press the Menu button [6] or the Set button [8] to save the setting
and to close the menu.
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The Record menu contains the following items: Resolution,
Quality, Metering, White Balance, ISO, Exposure, Drive Mode,
AEB (Automatic Exposure Bracketing), Highlight, Sharpness,
Effect, Date Stamp, Stabilizer, Face Tracking, Photo Frame,
Digital Zoom and Setup.
For more information on the different Record menu items, see the following
pages.
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Resolution
The resolution determines the picture quality. The corresponding icon from
the table will be displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 23). The
following settings are available:
Icon
Picture
pixel
size
in
Notes
3264 x 2448
Optimum picture quality
3264 x 2176
3:2 aspect ratio (the typical
format for paper prints)
3264 x 1840
Wide-format aspect ratio
2816 x 2112
Enhanced quality
2272 x 1704
Average quality
1600 x 1200
Standard PC screen
640 x 480
Suitable for e-mails
As a general rule: The higher the resolution, the larger the
picture size and the higher the storage size requirements. The
lower the resolution, the more pictures can be stored. Please
note that the Quality setting also influences the storage capacity
requirements.
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Quality
The Quality setting determines the compression ratio of the captured photo
when saved onto the memory card. The higher the compression, the more
pictures can be stored. The corresponding icon from the table will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 22). The following settings are
available:
Icon
Compression
Quality
Super Fine
Very low
High quality
Fine
Low
Normal quality (default)
Normal
High
Low quality
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Metering
Your Nytech DC-8200 offers three metering modes to measure the
environmental lighting conditions. The corresponding icon from the table
will be displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 10).
Icon
Description
Center
The light is measured in the entire capture area
but is weighted more in the centre of the picture.
Multi
Selects an exposure according to the metering
at different places in the capture area.
Spot
Selects an exposure based on a
measurement in the picture centre.
single
White Balance
White balance is used in photography to determine a colour temperature
suitable for the current lighting conditions. The human eye has this ability, a
digital camera needs a reference value to be entered first. The
corresponding icon from the table will be displayed on the LCD (see
page 16 – item 13).
The following settings are available:
Icon
AWB
Description
Automatic
White balance is done automatically. This
setting
is
recommended
for
generic
photography.
Daylight
Adjusts the white balance for bright sunlight
and normal daylight conditions.
Cloudy
Adjusts the white balance for cloudy days and
twilight.
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Tungsten
Adjusts the white balance for artificial light.
Corrects the orange tint of normal bulb lamps.
Fluor_H
Adjusts the white balance for fluorescent light.
Try also the
setting.
Fluor_L
Adjusts the white balance for fluorescent light.
setting.
Try also the
Shutter
Manual white balance (to enable, press the
shutter button [3]: see below for a detailed
description).
Manual White Balance
Select Shutter with the icon
from the White Balance menu (see above)
and press the shutter [3] halfway down. In the centre of the display [12] a
frame will appear.
The following options are available:
Button
Description
Shutter
Adjust
Focus the displayed frame onto a white surface near the
subject and then press the (Shutter) button [3] halfway
down again.
Menu
Exit
Exits the manual white balance without changes.
When manually adjusting the White Balance, the white surface within the
frame will be used as reference for the colour temperature. If the metering
was successful and the colour temperature has been determined correctly,
confirm the message Custom WB? on the display by pressing the Set
button [8]. To repeat the calibration, press T on the four-way button and
confirm the Back option (icon
) by pressing the Set button [8]. Then
you can perform a new metering.
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ISO
ISO is a unit derived from traditional photography that determines the
sensitivity of the photographic material (film). Equivalent to these values,
the sensitivity of the sensor of your Nytech DC-8200 can be set. Use a
smaller value for a lower sensitivity, or select a higher value to obtain a
higher sensitivity to light. The corresponding value from the table will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 11).
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A higher ISO value allows you to take pictures under bad lighting
conditions: however, the picture will result more grainy. A grainy
or noisy picture is the result of a technical restriction resulting in
colour distortion for single pixels or pixel groups.
The following settings are available:
Option
Description
Automatic
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically
50
Equivalent to ISO 50
100
Equivalent to ISO 100
200
Equivalent to ISO 200
400
Equivalent to ISO 400
800
Equivalent to ISO 800
1600
Equivalent to ISO 1600
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Exposure
You can set the exposure value manually, depending on the lighting
conditions around the subject and the subject itself. Select a positive value
between +0.3EV and +2.0EV if you want to capture a subject located in a
dark area. Select a negative value between –0.3EV and –2.0EV if the
subject is very bright or shiny (e.g. a computer or a television screen) or
when photographing in backlight (e.g. frontal sunlight) conditions. If you are
unsure about the proper exposure setting for each case, experiment a little
to find the proper value. The set value will be displayed on the LCD (see
page 16 – item 18).
The following settings are available:
Option
Description
+2.0 EV
+1.7 EV
Sensitive exposure setting.
+1.3 EV
Recommended for subject in dark
environment.
+1.0 EV
+0.7 EV
+0.3 EV
0 EV *
No exposure correction.
-0.3 EV
-0.7 EV
-1.0 EV
-1.3 EV
Less sensitive exposure setting.
Recommended for bright subjects or for
backlight photography.
-1.7 EV
-2.0 EV
* will not appear on the display.
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Drive Mode
The functions in the Drive Mode menu allow you to programme the selftimer or to enable the burst capture. The corresponding icon from the table
will be displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 4). The following settings
are available:
Option
Icon
Description
Off
Normal single shot without any further modes.
2 sec.
Captures the photo with a 2-second delay after
pressing the shutter button [3]. During the delay
the self-timer indicator [14] will blink and the
camera generates an acoustic signal.
10 sec.
Captures the photo with a 10-second delay after
pressing the shutter button [3]. During the delay
the self-timer indicator [14] will blink and the
camera generates an acoustic signal.
Double
Captures the photo with a 10-second delay after
pressing the shutter button [3], plus a second
photo after a few seconds. During the delays
the self-timer indicator [14] will blink and the
camera generates an acoustic signal.
Burst
After enabling this function you can capture a
picture sequence. The camera will shoot one
picture per second while you keep the shutter
button [3] pressed. A shutter sound will be
generated for each shot.
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These functions are available only if you have set the Automatic
Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function (see next page) to Off.
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AEB (Automatic Exposure Bracketing)
This function will capture an exposure sequence. Three pictures with
different exposure settings will be captured in series: normal exposure,
underexposed and overexposed. The shutter sound can be heard three
times.
This is a useful function when shooting under lighting conditions that are
difficult to evaluate a priori, allowing you to obtain the correct setting
without experimenting. When enabling this function, the icon
will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 20).
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This function is available only if you have set the Drive Mode
function (see page 29) to Off.
Highlight
This will accentuate the subject in front of its surrounding environment.
Within the preset frame, the picture contents will be saved with its normal
focus while the area outside the frame will result slightly blurred. The
following options can be selected:
Icon
Description
Off
The function is disabled.
A squared picture area will be highlighted.
Accentuation for a portrait in landscape orientation.
Accentuation for a portrait in portrait orientation.
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Sharpness
You can select whether you want your pictures to have soft or hard
contours. The corresponding icon from the table will be displayed on the
LCD (see page 16 – item 21). The contour sharpness can be set in the
following three levels:
Icon
Description
Normal
The contours are sharpened, but a slight noise
can be perceived in the captured image.
Hard
The contours are sharpened, but the image will
contain more picture noise. This setting is suitable
for prints.
Soft
The contours are softened.
Effect
You can already apply different effects to your images during recording.
Depending on the settings of other parameters it is possible that not all the
options are available. You can select from the following settings:
Option
Description
Off
No effects will be added.
B&W
Converts your images to black and white pictures.
Sepia
Captured images will be saved in sepia tones (giving
them a vintage look).
Negative
The image will be converted to a negative (the
colours are inverted).
Red
The image is tinted red.
Green
The image is tinted green.
Blue
The image is tinted blue.
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Date stamp
This feature allows you to insert a stamp with the current date and time on
to the picture. With full icon view in recording mode, when enabling this
will be displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 19).
function the icon
The following options are available:
Option
Description
Off
The capture date and time will not be
displayed on the pictures.
Date
The date of the capture will be added to the
images.
Date & Time
The date and time of the capture will be added
to the images.
Stabilizer
The stabilizer helps you via smart electronics, a higher sensitivity and, if
necessary, faster shutter speed to obtain non-shaky/blurred pictures. You
can use the stabilizer if no tripod is available or when attempting to capture
a subject in motion. When enabling this function, the icon
will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 9).
Face Tracking
With the Face Tracking function enabled, your DC-8200 will fix the focused
main person automatically and readjust the different parameters
automatically as soon as the person moves (e.g. from a bright to a dark
background or vice-versa). When enabling this function, the icon
will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 17).
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Photo Frame
This function offers you ten different frames that you can add to your
pictures, if required.
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This feature is not available when the Face Tracking function
has been enabled and/or the resolution has been set to 3:2 or
16:9.
Digital Zoom
Besides the 3x optical zoom, your Nytech DC-8200 features a 4x digital
zoom. You can enable it here, if desired. Digital zoom is an electronic
enlargement of a portion of the image and will cause a lower picture quality
than the optical zoom.
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Please make sure you hold the camera completely still and
stable in order to avoid shaky captures. We recommend using a
tripod.
Setup
A detailed description of this menu can be found on page 56.
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Scene modes
Scene modes give quick and easy access to preset shooting parameters
for different photography conditions. Furthermore, here you can also
access the video and voice recording features.
How to use the scene modes:
1.
Power the camera on in Recording mode (see page 13 - Switching
the Camera On and Off).
2.
Press the camera mode button [10] to open the Program menu.
3.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button [9] to select the
desired scene mode and then press the Set button [8] to confirm
the selection.
When enabling a record programme, the corresponding icon will be
displayed on the LCD (see page 16 – item 1).
You can choose from the following preset programmes:
Icon
Description
Program
The camera will adjust automatically to the
shooting conditions and performs the
required settings.
Movie
To record video clips.
Voice REC
To record voice (dictaphone).
Q Mode
Facilitates beginners in capturing photos
(see page 36 – Q Mode).
Portrait
The background will result slightly blurred
while the focus is on the subject.
Landscape
For panoramic shots.
Sunset
Emphasizes the red tones for capturing
sunset images.
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Backlight
To capture a subject with backlight by
changing the metering.
Smile Capture
This function allows you to focus a smiling
face. A white frame will appear on the
display [12] as soon as the camera has
detected a face. This will also be tracked if it
moves. Focus the subject as usual by
pressing the shutter button [3] halfway down.
Kids
Suitable for pictures of moving children.
Night Scene
The subject will be accentuated while the
background will be kept as a night
environment.
Fireworks
For fireworks scenes.
Snow
Suitable for beach and snow captures.
Food
A higher colour saturation improves the look
of food.
Building
Enhances the contours of the subject.
Text
Enhances the black and white contrast.
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Q Mode
Q mode allows you to control the camera more easily. Larger icons and
fewer operating controls let newcomers and older people capture
snapshots quickly.
The following settings will become fixed and will not be available or
adjustable any more:
Function
Fixed setting
Quality
Super Fine
Metering
Multi
White Balance
Automatic
ISO
Automatic
Exposure
No adjustment
AEB
No adjustment
Highlight
Off
Sharpness
Normal
Effect
Off
Date Stamp
Date & Time
Digital Zoom
Off
Furthermore the Q Mode features two additional options in Capture menu
as the Settings menu is not available.
Beep
Here you can determine if a sound is output when pressing
any button.
Auto Review Specify whether or for how long a preview picture should be
shown on the display [12] before the camera toggles back to
capture mode.
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Macro Mode
Your Nytech DC-8200 features a macro function allowing you to focus on
very close subjects. The Macro mode allows you to focus on subjects from
15cm from the lens in maximum wide-angle setting (lowest zoom factor) up
to 40cm in maximum telephoto setting (highest zoom factor).
The macro button can be found on the four-way button:
Macro button
Figure: Four-way button [9]
1.
Power the camera on in Record mode.
2.
Press the Macro button (icon ) located on the four-way button [9]
(see the above figure). The Macro mode icon will be displayed on
the LCD (see page 16 – item 3).
3.
Press the shutter button [3] to take the picture.
4.
To exit the macro mode, press the Macro button (icon
) again.
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ASM Mode
In ASM mode you can set the aperture value and/or the shutter speed
manually. The enabled ASM mode is indicated by the icons A, S or M on
the LCD (see page 16 – Recording Mode, item 1). To disable the ASM
mode, you can also enable the record programme mode P by pressing the
camera mode button [10] and confirming by pressing the Set button [8]
(see also page 34 – Scene modes).
While in Recording mode press the ASM button [11] several times to cycle
between the following options.
Aperture
Mode: A
With a higher aperture setting, the lens opening will be smaller so less light
will incide onto the image sensor. By means of a circular shading
distribution a better depth of field can be achieved. A smaller aperture
value will reduce the depth of field, softening the far background and
sharpening the foreground (e.g. when taking a portrait picture).
The aperture value depends on the focus range, therefore the values differ
in tele and wide-angle mode. In wide-angle setting, press S or T on the
four-way button to select an aperture value between 2.8 (low aperture) and
5.6 (high aperture). Proceed the same way to select aperture values
between 5.2 and 10.4 for tele mode.
Shutter speed
Mode: S
The shutter speed determines the exposure time. The lens exposure
mechanism will be opened for a very short time when using a high shutter
speed, and less light will incide onto the sensor. For a lower shutter speed,
more light will incide onto the sensor causing a highly-exposed image.
Therefore, a high shutter speed requires a brightly-lit environment (e.g.
daylight or a bright flash). The advantage of the high shutter speed is that
any moving subject will be captured more sharply. The shutter speed value
is given in 1/n seconds.
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Press S or T on the four-way button to select a shutter speed between 8s
(slow shutter speed) and 1/2000s (high shutter speed).
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A slow shutter speed is suitable for ambience photography
without any flash and under poor lighting conditions (for instance
candlelight). However, make sure you position the camera
securely in order to avoid any shaky results.
Aperture and Shutter Speed
Mode: M
By combing individual settings for aperture and shutter speed you can take
advantage of both parameters. Press the SET button [8] to switch between
aperture and shutter speed setting and press S or T to set the desired
value.
Auto mode
Mode: P
The camera toggles back to automatic mode.
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Recording Video Clips
Quick Guide
Your Nytech DC-8200 allows you to record video clips.
1.
Press the Power button [2] to power the camera on.
2.
Press the camera mode button [10] to open the Program menu.
3.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button [9] to choose the option
Movie (icon
).
4.
Press the SET button [8].
5.
Focus the desired subject area by using the LCD [12]. The
remaining recording time will be shown on the display (see figure).
Resolution
Remaining recording time
6.
Press the shutter button [3] to start recording.
7.
To stop recording, press the shutter button [3] again. To pause the
recording, press S on the four-way button. To resume a paused
recording, press S on the four-way button again.
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While recording a video clip you can press the zoom buttons [4].
However, while pressing the zoom buttons no sound will be
recorded.
In automatic mode, white balance will be fixed to the value for
the first frame.
The digital zoom is not available during video clip recording.
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The current recording time will appear on the display [12] during
recording. The remaining recording time will be indicated in Stop
mode.
Video Menu
In Video menu you can adjust settings specific to video clip recording.
How to open the Video menu:
1.
Press the Power button [2] to power the camera on.
2.
Press the camera mode button [10] to open the Program menu.
3.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button [9] to choose the option
Movie (icon
).
4.
Press the SET button [8].
5.
Press the Menu button [6].
6.
Press W or X on the four-way button to choose an item.
7.
Press S or T on the four-way button to change the setting for the
chosen item.
8.
Press the Menu button [6] or the SET button [8] to save the setting
and to close the menu.
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The Video menu contains the following items: Movie Size,
Metering, White Balance and Setup.
For more information about the different Video menu items, see the
following pages.
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Movie Size
The movie size determines the size of the recording in pixels. As a general
rule, the higher the resolution, the more storage space is required. The
frame rate of 30 frames per second will remain constant. The following
settings are available:
Setup
Resolution in
pixels
Description
16:9
720 x 400
Wide-format aspect ratio
640
640 x 480
Highest quality
320
320 x 240
Average quality
Metering
For the settings available for Metering, please see the Record menu
(page 25 – Metering).
White Balance
For the settings available for White Balance, please see the Record menu
(page 25 – White Balance).
Setup
A detailed description of this menu can be found on page 56.
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Playing Back Images and Video Clips
Quick Guide
You can use the display [12] of your Nytech DC-8200 to view captured
pictures and videos.
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Playback mode by pressing and
holding the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second. The last recorded
picture will appear on the display [12] (if the memory is empty, the
message No image will appear).
2.
Press W or X on the four-way button [9] to scroll along the recorded
photos, video clips or voice recordings.
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3.
Keep the buttons W or X pressed for fast scrolling.
If the file is a video clip or a voice recording, or if the picture
contains a voice note, the icon [S : Play] will appear. Press S on
the four-way button [9] to play the recording.
During playback, you can use the four-way button [9] for the
following:
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S Pauses playback.
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T Stops playback
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X Fast forward playback (only for video clips)
Press S to return to playback mode.
-
Fast backward playback (only for video clips)
Press S to return to playback mode.
The zoom button [4] lets you adjust the sound volume during
playback.
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During video clip playback you can freeze the image and capture
it as a photo. To do so, press S on the four-way button [9] to
pause the playback at the desired frame. The message
SHUTTER will appear on the LCD. Next press the shutter button
[3]. The picture will be captured and displayed in playback mode.
Playback Menu
The Playback menu offers different ways to edit your recordings.
How to open the Playback menu:
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Playback mode by pressing and
holding the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press the Menu button [6] to display the Playback menu.
3.
Press W, X, S or Ton the four-way button [9] to choose an item.
4.
Press the SET button [8] to change or enable the selected setting.
5.
Press the Menu button [6] again to return to Playback mode.
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The Playback menu contains the following items: Protect,
Delete, Slide Show, DPOF, Copy to card, Photo Edit, Rotate,
Resize, Voice Memo, Start-up Image, Photo Frame and Setup.
For more information about the different Playback menu items, see the
following pages.
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Protect
This feature allows you to protect your recordings (pictures, video clips or
voice recordings) against accidental erasure or unwanted editing. To
enable it, select the
icon from the Playback menu and press the SET
button [8]. The subsequent menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Single
Protects the currently selected recording.
Lock all
Protects all saved recordings.
Unlock all
Unlocks all the previously protected recordings.
Back to Playback menu.
In any case, a safety prompt will appear that you have to confirm by
pressing the SET button [8] otherwise the action will not be executed. If you
made a mistake, you can cancel the dialogue by selecting the
icon.
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To unlock a single recording, repeat the steps for locking a
single picture. Press the SET button [8] to confirm the Unlock
message.
When playing back protected pictures or videos, the icon
will be displayed on the LCD (see page 15 – item 2).
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Delete
You can delete any undesired recordings or those that don’t match your
expectations in order to make more space available on the memory card.
To enable it, select the
icon from the Playback menu and press the SET
button [8].
The subsequent menu contains the
following options:
Option
Description
Single
Deletes the currently selected recording.
All
Deletes all saved recordings.
Back to Playback menu.
In both cases, a safety prompt will appear that you have to confirm by
pressing the SET button [8] otherwise the deletion will not be executed. If
you made a mistake, you can cancel the dialogue by selecting the
icon.
You can also delete the currently displayed picture in Playback mode by
pressing the Delete [11] button. Press the SET button [8] to confirm the
security prompt that appears. If you made a mistake, you can cancel the
dialogue by selecting the
icon.
After deleting a single picture, the next image will be shown. Select
to
quit this dialog or continue erasing more pictures by pressing the SET
button [8] again.
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Locked pictures cannot be deleted. The message File locked
will appear and the icon
blinks.
If you want to delete the entire memory card, please also see
page 59 – Format.
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Slide Show
The slide show will play back all saved recordings in sequence. For video
clips, the first frame will be shown, voice recordings are skipped. To launch
a slide show, select the
icon from the Playback menu and press the
SET button [8].
From the menu that appears, if
necessary, select more options by
pressing S or T on the four-way
button [9] (see below) and start the
slide show by pressing the SET button
[8].
Option
Start
Description
Interval
Sets the display time for each picture (1s to
10s).
Effect
Select a specific transition effect or select Mix
for random effects.
Repeat
Specify whether you want the slide show to
restart from the beginning once completed.
Launches the slide show with the selected
options (during the slide show the power
indicator [7] will blink green).
Back to Playback menu.
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During playback, press the SET button [8] to pause the slide
show. Press the SET button again to resume playback. Or press
T to select Exit and press the SET button [8].
The slide show is not available for videos and voice recordings.
These file types will be skipped.
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DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information
on your memory card. By using DPOF, you can select an image to be
printed and then specify how many prints or which image you would like.
This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing
service or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer.
To enable it, select the
button [8].
icon from the Playback menu and press the SET
1.
Press S or T on the four-way button [9] to choose if you want
include one picture (Single) or all pictures (All). You can also
select Reset to delete any previous settings.
2.
In the menu that appears (see
figure), press S or T to set
the number of copies to print
(1 to 30).
3.
Press the camera mode button SCN [10] to specify whether to print
a date stamp on the picture or not. Press this button again if you
don’t want to print the date stamp.
4.
Press the SET button [8] to apply the settings.
5.
Press the Menu button [6] to return to Playback mode.
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Copy to card
You can copy pictures stored in the internal memory of your Nytech DC8200 onto the SD card. If a voice note is attached to the picture, it will be
copied together with the picture.
To enable it, select the
button [8].
icon from the Playback menu and press the SET
1.
Press S or T on the four-way button [9] to choose if you want to
copy one picture (Single) or all pictures (All). Press
to go
back to the Playback menu without making any changes.
2.
Press the SET button [8] to confirm your selection.
3.
Press the SET button [8] to confirm the message.
4.
If you selected Single in step 1, you can press W or X to select
more pictures and then repeat step 3.
5.
Press the Menu button [6] to return to Playback mode.
Photo Edit
Similar to the way you can apply effects in recording menu (see page 31 –
Effect) you can use this function to modify any captured pictures.
Additionally, there will be the option “Mosaic”. This option is not available in
record mode, as only one picture can be recorded at a time.
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Using this editing function will not change the original picture but
the edited image will be saved as a new file.
Rotate
You can rotate recorded images in 90-degree steps. This is a very useful
function if you have captured pictures in portrait format. Protected images
cannot be edited.
To enable it, select the
button [8].
icon from the Playback menu and press the SET
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The following options are available:
Option
Description
Rotate
Each press of the SET button [8] will rotate the
image 90° clockwise.
OK
Saves the rotated image.
Back to Playback menu without saving any
changes.
Resize
You can reduce the resolution of a saved picture to free-up some memory
on the memory card or to convert the image to send it via e-mail.
To enable it, select the
SET button [8].
icon from the Playback menu and press the
1.
In the following menu, press S or T on the four-way button to
select the desired resolution (see also page 24 – Resolution).
2.
Press the SET button [8] to confirm. The picture will be saved as a
new image and displayed in playback mode.
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It is only possible to resize pictures with a high resolution
into pictures with a lower resolution. It is not possible the
other way round.
Voice Memo
After recording a picture you can attach a voice memo.
To enable it, select the
SET button [8].
1.
icon from the Playback menu and press the
If there is already a voice memo attached to the picture, the icon
is displayed (see page 15 – item 3). Recording a new voice
recording will delete any existing one.
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Playing Back Images and Video Clips
2.
Press the SET button [8] to start a maximum 30-second recording.
3.
Press SET again to stop recording.
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It is not possible to attach a voice memo to video clips or locked
images.
When deleting a picture with an attached voice memo, the voice
memo will also be deleted.
Start-up Image
You can configure any picture as a start-up image. This will appear when
powering on your Nytech DC-8200. Select the start-up image from this
menu. In the Setup menu (see page 59 – Setup - Start-up Image) you can
enable the image.
To enable it, select the
SET button [8].
icon from the Playback menu and press the
1.
If required, press W or X on the four-way button to select the
picture you want to use as a start-up image.
2.
Press the SET button [8] to confirm. The new start-up image will be
copied. After a few seconds, the message “Image saved” will
appear.
Or press T and then the SET button [8] to cancel the process.
3.
Enable the start-up image in the setup menu (see page 59 – Setup
- Start-up Image).
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Playing Back Images and Video Clips
Photo Frame
Select one of the ten available photo frames by pressing S or T on the
four-way button and the SET button [8] to confirm. The active picture will be
decorated with the selected photo frame and saved as a new image.
Setup
A detailed description of this menu can be found on page 56.
Using the Thumbnail View
The thumbnail view allows you to show nine pictures at the same time on
the display [12]. This feature helps you find a specific picture faster and to
obtain a better overview of your recordings.
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Playback mode by pressing and
holding the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press [ W ] on the Zoom button [4] to toggle to thumbnail view.
3.
Press W, X, S or Ton the four-way button [9] to select the desired
picture and then press the [ T ] on the zoom button [4] or the SET
button [8] to view the picture in full size. After this the camera will be
in playback mode.
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Playing Back Images and Video Clips
Trimming Pictures
Select a specific portion of an image and save it as a new image.
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Playback mode by pressing and
holding the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press [ T ] on the Zoom button [4] to toggle to trimming mode.
3.
Press [ T ] on the Zoom button
to zoom in the picture, press
[ W ] to zoom out. The
maximum
zoom
factor
depends on the resolution that
was set when capturing the
photo.
4.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button to move the enlarged
section.
5.
Press the SET button [8] to trim the currently displayed image
section.
6.
Confirm the next option Trimming? by confirming the option Yes
with the Set button [8]. Or press T and then the Set button [8] to
cancel the process.
7.
The trimmed section will be saved as a new picture.
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Using this editing function will not change the original picture but
the trimmed image will be saved as a new file.
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Audio Recording and Playback
Audio Recording and Playback
Audio Recording
You can use your Nytech DC-8200 to record voice (dictaphone). To do so,
press the Power button [2] to power the camera on.
1.
Press the camera mode button [10] to open the Program menu
(see also page 34 – Scene modes).
2.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button [9] to choose the option
Voice REC (icon ).
3.
Press SET [8] to confirm your selection.
4.
Press the shutter button [3] to start recording.
5.
Press the shutter button [3] to stop recording.
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The current recording time will appear on the display [12] during
recording. The remaining recording time will be indicated in Stop
mode.
Voice recording takes place via the camera’s microphone [15].
Make sure that you don’t touch the microphone during recording
to avoid any noise.
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Audio Recording and Playback
Audio Playback
You can use the Playback mode to listen to your audio recordings.
1.
Power the Nytech DC-8200 on in Playback mode by pressing and
holding the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press W or X on the four-way button [9] to scroll along the recorded
photos, video clips or voice recordings.
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3.
Keep the buttons W or X pressed for fast scrolling.
If the file is a voice recording (or if the picture contains a voice
note), the icon [S : Play] will appear. Press S on the four-way
button [9] to play the recording.
During playback, you can use the four-way button [9] for the
following:
-
S Pauses playback.
(Pressing the button S again resumes playback).
-
T Stops playback
The zoom button [4] lets you adjust the sound volume during
playback.
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Advanced Settings
Advanced Settings
Setup Menu
The Setup menu contains basic control and functional options of your
Nytech DC-8200. You can access this menu from any of the main menus
(see page 33 – Record Menu - Setup, page 42 Video Menu – Setup and
page 52 Playback Menu - Setup).
On the following pages, we will access via the Record menu to go to the
Setup menu settings.
1.
Power the camera on by pressing and holding the Power button [2]
for approx. 1 second.
2.
Press the Menu button [6] to toggle to the Record menu.
3.
Press W or X on the four-way button [9] to select Setup (icon
and then press the SET button [8] to open the Setup menu.
)
Level 1 of 3
The Setup menu consists of three
levels. Our example shows the first
level. Press S or T on the four-way
button to choose any option. When
reaching the last option, the next
menu level will appear.
4.
Press the SET button [8] to select an option.
5.
Press W, X, S or T on the four-way button to choose or change
the different menu options. Press the SET button [8] to apply the
changes.
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Advanced Settings
The Setup menu contains the following items: Sounds, Auto
Review, Power Save, Date & Time, Language, File No., TV Out,
USB, Start-up Image, Format, Battery Type and Reset All.
For more information about the different Setup menu items, see the
following pages.
Sounds
This menu allows you to perform the following sound settings:
Option
Description
Shutter
Choose whether the Nytech DC-8200 should emit
a sound when pressing the shutter button [3].
Start-up
Select one of three available start-up sounds. Or
select None to disable the startup sound.
Beep
Choose whether you want to hear a beep when
pressing any button.
Volume
Here you can choose from four different volume
levels for the acoustic signals.
Auto Review
Here you can choose if you want your Nytech DC-8200 to display a picture
immediately after recording. This function will display the recorded picture
upon recording for a preset time.
Option
Description
Off
No Auto Review
1 sec
Display time: 1 second
3 sec.
Display time: 3 seconds
5 sec.
Display time: 5 seconds
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Power-Saving Function
When the Nytech DC-8200 is left powered on but not used, it will power off
the LCD [12] automatically after the preset time. Press any button to reactivate the LCD display.
If the camera is left unused another minute after the display has powered
off, the camera will switch off completely.
Select a power-off time between 1 minute, 3 minutes or 5 minutes.
Date & Time
You have already read about this feature in the Getting Started chapter.
Please read page 18 – Setting Date and Time.
Language
You have already read about this feature in the Getting Started chapter.
Please read page 18 – Setting the Menu Language.
File Number
Your Nytech DC-8200 will automatically assign a unique name to your
recordings. This file name is a combination of the prefix “DSCI” followed by
a sequential four-digit number (starting at 0001).
You can select the Reset function from this menu to reset the sequential
number back to 0001. To avoid double names, your Nytech DC-8200 will
automatically create a new folder on the memory card.
TV Out
This menu allows you to select the TV standard of your television set. The
standards PAL and NTSC are available. In Europe, PAL is generally the
standard whereas NTSC is the standard on the American continent and in
Asia.
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Advanced Settings
USB
Here you can set whether you have connected a computer or a direct
printer to the USB port. Connection to a computer is required if you want to
transfer any pictures or video clips (see page 62). A connection to a printer
is required if you want to use the DPOF function (see page 48).
Start-up Image
Select a start-up image for your Nytech DC-8200. The following options are
available:
Option
Description
Off
No start-up image
System
Built-in start-up image of your camera
My image
Custom start-up image
(please read on page 51 how you can set a startup image to be able to select it here)
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The start-up image will be stored automatically in the internal
memory. Therefore you may erase the original picture from the
memory card.
Format
This function lets you delete all contents from your memory card and renew
the file saving structure on your card (formatting). Select Yes to remove all
the contents from the memory card or select No to go back to the Setup
menu without applying any changes.
If there is no memory card inserted, the internal memory will be formatted.
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Advanced Settings
Warning! Formatting will delete all pictures, video clips and voice
recordings from your memory card. Make sure that all recordings
that you want to keep have been backed-up on a different
media.
Battery Type
Select the type of power supply here. Determine what type of rechargeable
batteries you are using or if you have inserted conventional batteries.
Option
Description
Alkaline
You have inserted standard (non-rechargeable
alkaline-manganese) batteries.
NiMH
You have inserted rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries.
Lithium
You have inserted rechargeable Lithium batteries.
Oxyride
You have inserted rechargeable nickel oxyhydroxide batteries.
Reset All
All camera parameters will be reset to their factory-default values.
However, this does not apply to the language settings, the date and the
time.
Also all files stored on the memory card or the internal memory will be kept.
Select Yes to reset the settings to the factory defaults or select No to go
back to the Setup menu without applying any changes.
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Connectors
Connectors
Viewing Pictures on a Television Screen
Any pictures that you can view on the Nytech DC-8200 display [12] can
also be played back on a regular TV set. For this, your television set must
have an appropriate Video In connector.
Use the supplied AV cable to connect the product to a television set.
AV cable
Connection port
Connector
AV connection jack (video – yellow, audio - white)
1.
Power your Nytech DC-8200 off.
2.
Open the port cover (see the above figure) and insert the AV cable
connector into the connection port of your camera.
3.
Insert the AV connector into the corresponding inputs of your TV
set (yellow connector to VIDEO IN, white connector to AUDIO IN).
Please also consult your TV set’s User Manual for more
information.
4.
Select the AV channel corresponding to the above input connectors
on your TV set. This is a device-specific setting. If necessary, read
the User Manual of your TV set for more information on how to do
this.
5.
Power the camera on in Playback mode by pressing and holding
the Play button [5] for approx. 1 second.
The display [12] on the Nytech DC-8200 will remain off while the AV cable
is connected to the AV port. Instead, the pictures will be played back on
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Connectors
your television set. Control the camera as usual, e.g. start a slide show
(see page 47 – Slide Show) to play all images automatically.
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If the picture is only displayed in black and white on the TV make
sure that the TV system setting is correct for your TV (see page
58 – TV Out).
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Power the Nytech DC-8200 off prior to connecting or
disconnecting the AV cable to/from the camera.
Copying Pictures to a Computer
There are two possible ways to copy pictures from the Nytech DC-8200 to
a computer:
1.
by connecting the camera to a computer via the USB cable
2.
by inserting the SD memory card into a card reader
Using the USB Cable
Windows® XP and Windows Vista™ operating systems will detect the
camera automatically as a mass storage device.
USB cable
Connection port
Connector
USB connector to PC
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Connectors
1.
Power your Nytech DC-8200 off.
2.
Open the port cover (see the above figure) and insert the USB
cable connector into the connection port of your camera.
3.
Plug the USB connector into a free USB port on your computer.
4.
Press the Power button [2] to power the camera on. The computer
will detect the camera as a “Removable disk” and will create a new
drive with the next available driver letter. During this process the
message "Connecting..." will appear on the display [12].
5.
Open My Computer on your PC and double-click on the new
“Removable disk” drive.
6.
All recorded files can be found in the folder “DCIM” on this disk
drive.
Nytech DC-8200 as
“Removable disk”
7.
!
Now you can copy the recorded files from the camera into a folder
of your choice of the computer’s hard disk.
Be careful when renaming any folders and files. Do NOT try to
change the folder or file names stored on the camera from the
computer otherwise you may not be able to play back any files
contained here with your Nytech DC-8200.
After you have copied your files or folders to the computer, you
can rename or edit them on the computer.
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Using a Card Reader
If your computer features a card reader supporting SD memory cards, you
can read the memory card’s contents directly. To do so, power the Nytech
DC-8200 off and remove the memory card (see page 12 - Inserting the SD
Card).
1.
Insert the memory card into the card reader of your computer
(normally labelled SD/MMC).
2.
The PC will add the memory card contents under the drive letter in
My Computer representing the card reader.
3.
Open My Computer on your PC and double-click on the disk drive
representing the card reader.
4.
All recorded files can be found in the folder “DCIM” on this disk
drive.
Memory card in PC card
reader
5.
!
Now you can copy the recorded files from the memory card into a
folder of your choice on the computer’s hard disk.
Be careful when renaming any folders and files. Do NOT try to
change the folder or file names stored on the memory card from
the computer otherwise you may not be able to play back any
files contained here with your Nytech DC-8200.
After you have copied your files or folders to the computer, you
can rename or edit them on the computer.
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Installing the Software
Installing the Software
System Requirements
- Windows Vista™ or Windows® XP
- Free USB port
- CD-ROM drive
Supplied Software
The supplied CD-ROM contains software for your Nytech DC-8200.
Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The menu should appear
automatically.
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Note: If the menu isn’t displayed automatically after inserting the
CD-ROM, you can run the file “setup.exe” from the CD-ROM
manually.
The following software will be listed:
- Presto! Mr.Photo
Installs software for organising and editing your pictures.
- Quick Time
Installs a Codec for the playback of videos that have been recorded with
the camera.
- Adobe Reader
Installs software to display pdf documents.
Click on the software you want to install and follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Appendix
Appendix
Tips for Taking Better Pictures
Camera technology alone is not only responsible for producing good shots.
Here you can find some tips for taking better pictures.
Subject
The subject is the main item of the picture, therefore you should pay
special attention to the subject. However, the subject doesn't always need
to be spectacular – trivial scenes may also make a great subject and thus a
great picture.
Background
The background shouldn’t distract from the subject. Make sure that no
interfering objects are located in the background.
Camera Angle
Experiment with the angle. Change your position relative to the subject and
try both a wide-angle or a telephoto setting.
Golden Section
The Nytech DC-8200 allows you to display a grid while in Recording mode
(see page 17 - Changing the Displayed Information). Place important
subject parts onto the grid lines or on their intersections (e.g. the horizon).
Lighting
Lighting conditions reflect the atmosphere of a scene. Therefore try to
avoid using the flash when you are attempting to take pictures under
candlelight. When disabling the flash, the Nytech DC-8200 will
automatically use a longer exposure time. In this case, place the camera on
a stable surface or use a tripod.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Unable to power the
camera on.
The camera does not
record any pictures.
Reason
The rechargeable
batteries aren’t
inserted properly.
The rechargeable
batteries are empty.
The flash is still
charging (power
indicator blinking fast).
The memory is full.
The memory card isn’t
properly formatted.
The flash does not
fire.
The maximum number
of files (9999) has
been exceeded).
The flash is disabled.
Solution
Remove the
rechargeable
batteries and insert
them respecting the
correct polarity.
Replace the batteries
or recharge them.
Wait until the flash
has been charged.
Insert an empty
memory card or
delete some
recordings.
Format the memory
card or try with a
different memory
card.
Reset the file
number.
Enable the flash or
select a programme
with flash.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Problem
The picture is distorted
or blurred.
Recorded images
haven’t been saved.
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Reason
The camera has
moved during capture.
The subject was
located outside the
focus range of the
camera.
The camera has been
powered off before
any picture could be
saved.
Solution
Hold the camera still.
Change your relative
position to the
subject. Use the
Macro mode when
capturing very close
subjects.
Don’t power the
camera off before the
power indicator lights
steady green.
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Technical Specifications
Capture sensor
Lens
Range
Colour LCD Display
Shutter speed
File format
Resolution
Scene mode
Sensitivity
White balance
Exposure
compensation
8 megapixels CCD
Optical zoom: 3x
Focus range: f = 6.2mm – 18.6mm
Aperture: F = 2.8 -5.2
Normal mode:
60cm – infinity
Macro mode:
Wide-angle: 15 cm - 1 m,
Telephoto: 40 cm - 1 m
2.7-inch TFT LCD display
1/2000s – 8s
Photo: JPEG, DCF-compatible;
supports DPOF
Video: MPEG 4
Audio: WAV
Photo: 3264x2448, 3264x2176, 3264x1840,
2816x2112, 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 640x480
Video: 720x400, 640x480, 320x240
Auto, Movie, Voice Recording, Q Mode,
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Backlight, Smile
Capture, Kids, Night Scene, Fireworks, Snow,
Food, Building, Text
Auto, ISO50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
H, Fluorescent L, Custom
-2.0EV to +2.0EV
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Metering
Self timer
Flash
Photographic effects
Memory
TV Out
Power Supply
Environmental
temperature
Microphone
Speaker
Dimensions
Weight
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Multi-field, Multi and Spot metering
2s, 10s, Double
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Always on, Slow
synchronisation, Always off
Black and white, Negative, Sepia, Mosaic,
Red, Green, Blue
Internal: 16 MB flash memory
(partially used by the operating system)
External: SD/MMC memory card
PAL, NTSC
2x rechargeable Ni-MH batteries 1.2V,
2000 mAh, type: AA
with charger:
BC024F-EU or BC024F-UK
or
2x standard batteries, 1.5V, type: AA
Operating temperature: 0°C - 35°C
Storage temperature: -20°C -60°C
Built-in mono capacitor microphone
Integrated
93 x 63.5 x 30 mm (W x H x D)
Camera case without battery:
approx. 124g
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Appendix
Details of Guarantee
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