Cordex Instruments ToughPIX 2300XP Series User guide

Cordex Instruments ToughPIX 2300XP Series User guide
ToughPIX 2300XP Series
USER GUIDE
II 2G
Ref. ID 2320, Rev. A
I M2
Email: [email protected]
www.cordexinstruments.com
CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
Overview
Package Contents
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2. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
CAMERA
Front View
Rear View
LCD Monitor Display
Video Mode
Playback mode Still image playback
Playback mode Video playback
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3. GETTING STARTED
Preparation
Turning the Power On/Off
Choosing the Language
Formatting the Memory Card or
Internal Memory
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1. INTRODUCTION
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4. TAKING PICTURES
Capturing Images
Setting the Scene Mode
Adjusting the Exposure
(EV Compensation)
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5. TAKING VIDEOS
Recording Video Clips
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6. VIEWING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Playing Back Still Images
Playing Back Video Clips
Slideshow Display
Protecting Images
Canceling the Protection
Erasing Images
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7. M ENU OPTIONS
Capture Menu
Scene Mode
Size
EV
ISO
Quality
White Balance
Sharpness
Color
Saturation
Metering
Video Menu
Size
Quality
Color
Playback Menu
Delete
Slide Show
DPOF
Protect
Copy to Card
Setup Menu
Language
Auto Off
Beep
Display
Fr. No. Reset
Light Freq.
LED Bright.
Format
Media Info
Sys. Info.
System Reset
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8. D OWNLOADING FILES
System Requirement
Downloading Your Files
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9. T ECHNICAL INFORMATION
Specifcation
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OVERVIEW
Congratulations on your purchase of the ToughPIX 2300XP digital camera. The
ToughPIX 2300XP is flameproof for use in Ex (potentially explosive environments.
Equipped with a 5.0 megapixel sensor, this camera is capable of capturing images with
a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels.
The camera has a 16MB internal memory (11.5Mb available for internal storage) and
can be ordered with an optional memory expansion of 4GB or 8GB. This cannot be
removed and must be specified at the time of order. Images can be downloaded using
the USB socket.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Carefully unpack your ToughPIX 2300XP and ensure that you have the following items:
• ToughPIX 2300XP Series Digital Camera
• ToughPIX 2300XP Series Battery
• Safe Area Charging Station
• USB Communication Wand
• Hard Case
• Softwar e & Documentation CD
• M3 Allen Key
Ref. ID 2310, Rev. A
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2. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA
REAR VIEW
FRONT VIEW
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Shutter Button
1
LCD Monitor Screen
2
Power Button
2
OK button
Digital Zoom button
3
Flash
3
4-Way control button
4
Lens
5
Self-timer LED
Up button
Menu button
Right button
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Battery
Compartment
Flash button
7
USB Connector
Compartment
Mode button
Down button
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2
Left button
3
Self-timer button
1
4
Playback button
2
3
4
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4
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LCD MONITOR DISPLAY
Video mode
1. Flash mode
2. Battery condition
3. Storage media
4. Main focus area
5. Video quality
6. Video Resolution
7. Available recording time/Elapsed time
8. Self-timer icon
9. Focus setting
10. Mode icon
1. Zoom status
2. Flash mode
Auto Flash
[blank]
3648 x 2736*
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White balance
[blank]
Auto
3264 x 2448*
Incand.
Flash On
2560 x 1920
Fluorescent 1
Force Off
2048 x 1536
Red-eye
1280 x 960
3. Battery condition
640 x 480
Full battery power
Medium battery
power
Low battery power
No battery power
4. Storage media
Internal memory
SD/SDHC memory
card
5. Main focus area
6. Image quality
Fine
Standard
Economy
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7. Image size resolution
Fluorescent 2
Daylight
Cloudy
[* FW interpolation ]
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8. Available number
of shots
9. ISO
[blank] Auto
50
Focus setting
Normal (Blank)
Macro (not available
on this model).
Playback mode - still image playback
1. Mode icon
2. Battery condition
3. Storage media
4. Image quality
5. ISO
6. Image size resolution
7. File number
8. Folder number
9. Exposure value
10. DPOF icon
11. Protect icon
Playback mode - Video playback
1. Video status bar
14. Mode indication
2. Elapsed time
100
Auto Mode
3. File number
200
Sport Mode
4. Folder number
10. Self-timer icon
2 sec
2
10 sec.
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Night Mode
5. Play mode
Portrait Mode
6. Mode icon
Landscape Mode
7. Protect icon
11. Exposure
compensation
Backlight Mode
8. Total recorded time
Program AE
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3. GETTING STARTING
PREPARATION
NEVER OPEN THE BATTERY OR USB COMPARTMENTS
IN A HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT.
CHOOSING THE LANGUAGE
Specify in which language menus and
messages are to be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
1. Press the MENU button.
1. Open the camera’s battery compartment.
Remove the six retaining screws using the supplied Allen key.
2. Load the battery pack paying careful attention to the orientation of the pack.
3. Close the battery cover, replace the screws and make sure the cover is locked securely.
TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF
• Press and hold down the POWER button until the camera turns on.
2. Select (Setup) menu with the u
button.
3. Select (Language) with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
The Language setting screen is displayed.
4. Select the displayed language with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
The setting will be stored.
• To turn the power off, press the POWER button again.
The camera has an AUTO OFF feature: the camera turns off automatically when the
camera has not been operated for a fixed period of time (see page 22). To resume the
operation condition, turn the power on again.
FORMATTING THE MEMORY CARD OR
INTERNAL MEMORY
This utility formats the internal memory (or
memory card) and erases all stored images
and data.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select (Setup) menu with the u
button.
3. Select (Format) with the p
/q
buttons,
and press the OK button.
4. Select (Execute) with the p
/q
buttons,
and press the OK button.
To cancel the formatting, select (Cancel)
and press the OK button.
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4. TAKING PICTURES
CAPTURING IMAGES
1. Switch the camera on.
Press the Power button to turn the power on.
2. Compose the image on the preview screen.
If necessary, use the Zoom function to magnify the scene. Press
the ok button to zoom in on the subject. The digital magnification
ranges from 1.0x to 6.0x. Note that the more the image is
magnified, the grainier the image may become.
When you record video clips, the zoom function is not available.
3. Choose a Flash mode.
Press the
[blank]
button to choose a flash mode:
SETTING THE SCENE MODE
The camera has six scene mode settings for the following
Auto:
Let the camera choose the settings.
Sport:
Fast moving subjects.
Night:
Dark scenes such as night views.
Portrait:
Make the foreground stand out against a defocused (blurred) background.
Landscape:
Capture an image with infinity focus, high sharpness and high saturation.
Backlight:
Capture images when the light comes from behind the object.
Auto Flash: Let the camera choose when to use the flash.
Always On: Always use the flash.
Program AE: Manually set parameters other than shutter speed and aperture value.
Flash Off: Never use the flash.
To set a scene mode:
Red eye reduction.
1. Press the MENU button.
The Capture Menu is displayed.
The flash has an effective range of 0.9-1.5m (35-59”).
4. If you do not want to use the camera’s automatic settings, select a
special SCENE MODE (see “Setting the Scene Mode”, opposite).
5. Press the shutter button to capture the image.
2. Use the p
/q
buttons to select
Scene Mode.
3. Press the OK button.
4. Use the p
/q
buttons to select the
required mode.
5. Press the OK button.
6. Press the t
button to exit the menu.
Whenever you switch the camera on, the
AUTO scene mode is selected.
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5. TAKING VIDEOS
ADJUSTING THE EXPOSURE (EV COMPENSATION)
You can manually adjust the exposure used by the digital camera. Use this mode
when the proper exposure cannot be obtained, for example, when the contrast
between the subject and the background is extremely large. The EV compensation
value can be set in the range from -2.0EV to +2.0EV.
RECORDING VIDEO CLIPS
This mode allows you to record video clips at a
resolution of VGA (640 x 480) or QVGA (320 x 240)
pixels.
To change the EV setting:
2. Compose the image.
1. Press the menu button.
The Capture Menu is displayed.
3. Press the shutter button.
2. Use the p
/q
buttons to select EV.
3. Press the ok button.
4. Use the p
/q
buttons to change the EV
compensation value in the range 2.0EV
to +2.0EV.
1. Press the MODE button to set the camera
mode to
The recording of the video clip will start.
Pressing the shutter button one more time will
end the recording of the video clip.
The recording time depends on the storage
size and the subject of the image to be recorded.
5. Press the ok button to save the new
setting; press the t
button to exit the
menu without saving any change.
6. Press the t
button to exit the menu.
Using EV Compensation Effectively
+(positive) compensation
* Printed matter with black text on whitish paper.
* Bright scenes, strong reflected light, when the background is bright and the subject is
dark. When the subject has a light source such as the sun behind it.
* When the sky accounts for a large area on the screen.
When recording a video clip, the flash cannot be used.
If the write speed of selected memory is not fast enough for recording video clips in the
currently selected size, the video recording will stop. In this case, select a video size lower than
the current one.
The maximum recordable time for one continuous video clip is 00:59:59.
-(negative) compensation
* People illuminated by a spotlight, in particular, against dark background.
* Printed matter with white text on blackish paper.
* Weak reflecting bodies such as evergreen trees or darkish leaves
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6. VIEWING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES
You can play back the still images on the LCD
monitor.
PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS
You can play back recorded video clips on the
camera.
1. Press the
button.
The last image appears on the screen.
1. Press the
button.
The last image appears on the screen.
2. The images can be displayed in forward or
reverse sequence with the t
/u
buttons.
2. Select the desired video clip with the
t
/u
buttons.
To view the previous image, press the
t
button.
To view the next image, press the u
button.
A press of the u
/t
buttons during playback
allows fast forward play / fast reverse play.
3. Press the OK button to adjust the zoom ratio.
The magnification factor (1.0x to 4.0x) is displayed
on the LCD monitor.
To stop video playback, press the q
button.
This stops playback and returns to the start of
the video clip.
4. To view different portion of the images, press
the p
/q
button to adjust the display area.
To pause video playback press the OK button.
This pauses video playback. To cancel pause,
press the OK button again.
An
icon is displayed with the video data.
The magnifcation factors range from 1x to 4x (within 4 stages: 1.0x, 2.0x, 3.0x, and 4.0x).
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3. Press the OK button.
Video clips cannot be displayed rotated or enlarged.
This camera does not have a built-in speaker and microphone. Audio function is not available.
To play the video clip back on your computer, you may use either Windows Media Player or Apple
“QuickTime Player”.
QuickTime basic player is available free of charge, compatible with Mac and Windows computers
and can be downloaded from the Apple web site at www.apple.com. For help using QuickTime
Player usage, please refer to the QuickTime on-line help for more information.
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SLIDESHOW DISPLAY
The slideshow function enables you to playback
your still images automatically in order one
image at a time.
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
The playback menu is displayed.
3. Select [Slide Show] with the p
/q
buttons,
then press the OK button.
4. Select the desired interval time with the p
/ q
buttons: 3 Sec. / 5 Sec. / 10 Sec.
Press the OK button. The slideshow starts.
5. To stop the slide show during playback, press the OK button.
The image is displayed on screen when you press the OK button.
PROTECTING IMAGES
Set the data to read-only to prevent images from
being erased by mistake.
1. Press the
button.
2. Select the image that you want to protect
with the t
/u
buttons.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Select [Protect] with the p
/q
buttons, and
press the OK button.
5. Select [Single] or [All] with the p
/q
buttons,
and press the OK button.
[Single]: Protects the selected image or the
last image.
[All]: Protects all of the images.
6. Select [Set] with the p
/q
buttons, and
press the OK button.
Protection is applied to the image and the
camera returns to the previous menu mode.
The protect icon is displayed with
protected images.
Cancelling the Protection
To cancel protection for only one image, display
the image on which you want to remove the
image protection.
1. Select [Protect] with the p
/q
buttons from
the playback menu, and press the OK button.
2. Select [Single] or [All] with the p
/q
buttons,
and press the OK button.
3. Select [Cancel Protect] with the p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
The removal of image protection is executed and the camera returns to the previous
menu mode.
The Auto Off function does not operate during slide show.
All still images in the folder are played back automatically.
Video files display the first frame image and are not played back.
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Formatting an SD/SDHC memory card or internal memory overrides protection, and erases
all images regardless of their protected status.
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7. MENU OPTIONS
ERASING IMAGES
Erasing a single image / Erasing all images
CAPTURE MENU
This menu is for the basic settings used by the camera to capture still images.
1. Press the
button.
The last image is displayed on the screen.
2. Select the image you want to erase with the
t
/u
buttons.
3. Press the MENU button.
4. Select [Delete] with the p
/q
buttons and
press the OK button.
5. Select [Single] or [All] with the p
/q
buttons,
and press the OK button.
[Single]: Erases the selected image or the last
image.
[All]: Erases all of the images except for the
protected images.
6. Select [Execute] with the p
/q
buttons, and
press the OK button.
Select [Cancel] if you decide not to erase the
image, and press the OK button.
1. Press the MODE button to set the camera mode to Camera.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select the desired option item with the p
/q
buttons, and press
the OK button to enter its respective menu.
4. Select the desired setting with the p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
6. To exit from the menu, press the t
button.
SCENE MODE
Refer to “Setting the Scene Mode” on page 9 for further details.
SIZE
This sets the size of the captured image.
10M (3648 x 2736 pixels) (FW interpolation)
8M (3264 x 2448 pixels) (FW interpolation)
5M (2560 x 1920 pixels)
3M (2048 x 1536 pixels)
1.3M (1280 x 960 pixels)
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Deleting an image does not change sequential image numbering. For example, if you delete
image number 240, the next captured image will be numbered 241 even though 240 no longer
exists. In other words, an image-number is retired when an image is deleted and will not be
reused or reassigned to another subsequently captured image.
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EV
Refer to section in this manual titled “Adjusting the Exposure (EV Compensation)” for
further details.
SHARPNESS
Sets the sharpness of the image.
* Hard / Normal / Soft
ISO
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 image will appear more pixelated (grainier).
QUALITY
This sets the quality (compression) at which the image is captured.
COLOR
Sets the color of the image.
*Standard/Vivid/Sepia/B&W
SATURATION
Sets the saturation of the image.
* High / Standard / Low
METERING
Sets the metering method for calculating the exposure.
Fine
Standard
Economy
WHITE BALANCE
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.
[blank]
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.
Average: The entire area of the screen is measured, and the exposure
is calculated.
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent 1
Fluorescent 2
Daylight
Cloudy
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VIDEO MENU
This menu is for the basic settings to be used
when recording video clips.
PLAYBACK MENU
In the
mode, choose which settings are
to be used for playback.
1. Press the MODE button to set the camera
mode to
1. Press the
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select the desired option item with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button to
enter its respective menu.
3. Select the desired option item with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button
to enter its respective menu.
4. Select the desired setting with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
5. To exit from the menu, press the t
button.
SIZE
This sets the resolution of the video clip that will be captured.
VGA
640 x 480
QVGA 320 x 240
QUALITY
This sets the quality (compression) at which the video clip is captured.
Fine / Standard
COLOR
This sets the color tone of the video clip:
Standard / Vivid / Sepia / B&W
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button.
2. Press the MENU button.
4. Select the desired setting with the
p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button.
5. To exit from the menu, press the t
button.
DELETE
Refer to “Erasing Images” on page 16.
SLIDE SHOW
Refer to “Slideshow Display” on page 14.
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format - allows you to embed printing information on the
memory card for use in card compatible printers.
Note. Memory card cannot be removed from camera.
PROTECT
Refer to “Protecting Images” on page 15.
COPY TO CARD
Allows you to copy your files from the camera’s internal memory to the
upgraded memory area. Of course, you can only do this if you have a
specified a memory upgrade and some files in internal memory.
*Cancel / Execute
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8. DOWNLOADING FILES
SETUP MENU
Set your camera’s operating environment.
NEVER OPEN THE BATTERY OR USB COMPARTMENTS
IN A HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Setup menu with the u
button.
3. Select the desired option item with the p
/q
buttons, and press the OK button to enter its
respective menu.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENT
Windows
Macintosh
Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent
PowerPC G3/G4/G5
4. Select the desired setting with the p
/q
buttons,and press the OK button.
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
OS 9.0 or later
512MB RAM
256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
5. To exit from the menu, press the q
button.
150MB hard disk space
128MB hard disk space
Language
Refer to “Choosing the Language” on page 7.
CD-ROM drive
CD-ROM drive
Available USB port
Available USB port
Auto Off
If no operation is performed for a specific period
of time, the camera is automatically turned off.
to conserve battery power.
1 min / 2 min / 3 min / Off
DOWNLOADING YOUR FILES
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an
available USB port on your computer.
Beep
Set camera “beep” when you press the camera’s buttons: On / Off.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to
the USB terminal on the camera.
Display
Sets the image information display state: On / Off
3. Select [PC] using the p
/q
buttons, and
press the OK button.
Fr. No. Reset
Creates a new folder for captured images and resets numbering to “0001".
Cancel / Execute
Windows Users
1. From the Windows desktop, double click on
“My Computer”.
Light Freq.
When working under fluorescent lighting, select the correct frequency depending on
your local area’s voltage: 50Hz / 60Hz.
LCD Bright.
Select the brightness level of the LCD monitor screen: Standard / Bright.
Format
Refer to section in this manual titled “Formatting the Memory Card or Internal Memory”
for further details.
Media Info.
Displays the free capacity of the internal memory or memory card.
Sys. Info.
Displays the camera’s firmware version.
2. Look for a new “removable disk” icon.
This “removable disk” is actually the memory (or memory card) in your camera.
Typically, the camera will be assigned drive letter “e” or higher.
3. Double click on the removable disk and locate the DCIM folder.
4. Double click on the DCIM folder to open it to find more folders.
Your recorded images and video clips will be inside these folders.
5. Copy & Paste or Drag-N-Drop image and video files to a folder on your computer.
Mac Users
Double-click the “untitled” or “unlabeled” disk drive icon on your desktop.
iPhoto may automatically launch.
System Reset
Select the Execute option to restore the original factory set default settings to all camera
functions.
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9. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Item
description
Image sensor
1/2.5” CMOS sensor
Effective pixels
5.0 Mega pixels
Image resolution
Still image
10M: 3648 x 2736 (FW interpolation),
8M: 3264 x 2448 (FW interpolation),
5M: 2560 x 1920, 3M: 2048 x 1536,
1.3M: 1280 x 960, VGA: 640 x 480
Video clip
VGA: 640 x 480 (24 fps), QVGA:
320 x 240 (30 fps)
Recording media
16MB internal memory (12MB available
for image storage)
Supports SD/SDHC memory card
(4GB or 8GB) (optional)
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File format
Image format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2); video format:
Motion-JPEG (AVI)
Lens
F-no.: f 3.0
Focus Length: 6.47 mm (equivalent to
39mm on a 35mm camera)
Focus range
1.45m (57.1”) ~ infinity
Shutter speed
1 - 1/1000 sec.
LCD monitor
2.36” full color TFT LCD
(115.2 Kpixels)
Self-timer
10 sec delay, 2 sec delay
Exposure compensation
-2.0EV~ +2.0EV
(in 0.3EV increments)
White balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent (two settings)
ISO
Auto, 50, 100, 200
Interface
USB connector
Power
1 x ATEX Certifed CorDEX Instruments
battery pack part number CDX2341-008
Dimensions (excluding battery)
165mm (W) x 105mm (H) x 70mm (D)
Weight
1.5kg
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