Rollei Rolleiflex MiniDigi Owner`s manual

Rollei Rolleiflex MiniDigi Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
Table of Contents
Thank you for purchasing the new Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0
digital camera, a miniature replica of the famed Rolleiflex
2.8F twin-lens-reflex camera.
Specifications ------------------- 3
For Your Safety ----------------- 4
Record mode -------------- 16
Identification of parts---------- 6
Playback mode ------------ 16
Opening / Replacing
bottom cover------------------ 10
Inserting battery ------------- 10
Replaying images ----------- 17
Setting resolution ----------- 17
Deleting images:
Removing battery ----------- 10
Deleting a selected
image ------------------------ 18
Inserting miniSD card ------- 11
Deleting all images ------- 19
Removing miniSD card ----- 11
Setting frequency ----------- 20
Opening / Closing
Viewfinder hood ------------- 11
Auto power-off -------------- 20
Attaching neck straps ------ 12
Memory Full ---------------- 21
Turning on/off power------- 12
Warning battery status ----- 13
Shifting modes --------------- 13
Winding crank handle ------ 14
Shooting ----------------------- 14
Frame counter
Warning signs and icons:
No Card ---------------------- 21
Holding the camera -------- 22
Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF5.0 -- 22
Trouble shooting ------------ 23
Camera type :
5MP digital camera
Image Sensor :
3MP AF module
Image resolution :
2304 x 2304 pixels (high resolution/interpolated)
1536 x 1536 pixels (normal resolution)
768 x 768 pixels (low resolution)
Recordable number of
High resolution/interpolated : approx. 250
pictures :*miniSD memory Normal resolution : approx. 430
card (256MB) :
Low resolution : approx. 1300
Average shooting duration :** 2hrs (using a CR2 battery)
Monitor :
1.1" color TFT monitor
Storage Medium :
miniSD memory card (removable)
Image format :
Lens :
4.9mm F2.8 AF
Subject Distance :
10 cm to infinity
Shutter speeds :
1/15 to 1/2500 (electronic control)
Exposure control :
White balance :
Auto power-off :
Shuts camera off after being idle 60sec
Power source :
1 x CR2 Lithium battery
Dimensions / Weight :
43 (W) x 73 (H) x 45 (D) mm / 100g w/battery
* This number may vary depending on the size of the memory, subject type, etc.
** Battery duration on continuous shooting differs depending on shooting
For Your Safety
For the safe and correct use of your camera, please read
the following notes carefully. Our warranty may be void for
damage caused by willful disregard of the instructions.
The instruction alerts are to protect the user of the camera
and people around him/her from possible damages and
injuries. Caution and prohibition signs used in the booklet
are shown on the right:
This mark indicates that the disregard of the
notes may lead to fatal or serious injuries or
substantial material damages.
This mark with additional symbols indicates
prohibition of certain actions or processes
specified in the notes.
Never use a battery other than specified in the manual. Possible
explosion and leakage could cause hazards and injuries.
Never try to disassemble the camera. High-voltage circuitry inside
the camera could cause an electric shock.
When discarding a battery, insulate the poles with a piece of
tape, etc. to prevent possible contact with metallic objects that
could lead to ignition and/or explosion.
Keep the camera out of the reach of infants and small children.
Camera ユ s strap could wind itself round their necks, causing
Insert battery correctly in the camera. Wrong polarity (+/-) could
cause explosion and/or leakage of battery, possibly leading to
hazards and injuries.
Store the camera away from moisture and dust. Do not store in
high temperatures, as inside a closed car in summer, or close to a
hot object.
Keep removed battery out of children ユ s reach. If swallowed,
consult the doctor immediately as electrolyte within may
seriously harm digestive organs.
Never operate the camera while driving a car, which could lead
to a traffic accident.
Should the camera (battery) get hot, emit smoke or smell as
if burning, stop using it immediately and contact our service
department. Continued use may cause fire or burn.
When hanging the camera with the strap. Be careful the strap
will not catch other objects, which could lead to injuries and
Never throw in fire, short-circuit, break up or heat batteries, nor
try to charge the ones not designed for recharge. This could lead
to possible explosion and serious injuries.
Should the camera dropped in water or water gets into it,
remove the battery and contact our service department. Using it
wet could cause fire or an electric shock.
Identification of parts
Top View
TFT monitor
Viewfinder cover
Sports finder cover
Viewing lens (dummy)
Viewfinder hood
Strap bracket
Power on/off switch
Taking lens
Shutter release button
Mode shift button
Crank handle
Right side view
Front view
Identification of parts
Battery chamber
Memory card slot
Sports finder eyepiece*
Lithium battery
Image delete button
Left button (reverse)
Bottom view
Right button (forward)
*The sports finder is for
replicating original Rolleiflex
2.8F design, and the view
through it does not exactly
conform to the image the lens
captures. Use of the monitor
is recommended for practical
Bottom cover
Bottom cover lock bar
Left side view
Back view
Bottom cover lock bar
Opening Bottom cover
Remove the cover by sliding
it to the direction of Arrow
②, while pushing the Bottom
cover lock bar to the direction
of Arrow ①.
Inserting miniSD card
miniSD card
Replacing Bottom cover
Removing card
Set the cover as shown and
slide it toward the camera
front (Arrows) till it clicks in
Push the card further to make
it spring back.
*The cover can be removed
from the camera. Be careful
not to misplace it !
Inserting Battery
Lithium battery
Tape to remove
the battery
With the Bottom cover
removed insert the card all
the way as shown.
Put the battery as shown,
minding the battery polarity
(as shown), placing it over
the tape so that the tip of the
tape juts out.
Opening Viewfinder hood
Hold both sides of Viewfinder
cover as shown and lift the
cover up ① .
Removing Battery
Closing Viewfinder hood
Pull the tape to remove the
Close the hood while
pressing inward the hinges
on both sides of the hood as
shown ② .
Strap bracket
Power switch button
Attaching Neck straps
Warning battery status
① Put the string attached to
the strap through a Strap
bracket and let the strap
go through the loop as
When the battery is almost
drained, the battery icon gives
a warning signal by blinking
). (Replacing the battery
at this point with a new one is
recommended.) Then, before
the battery is completely
drained, the icon flashes
) and the power is
automatically turned off.
* When you do not use the
camera for a long time, be sure
to remove the battery from
the camera in order to prevent
battery drain.
② After attaching a strap
to both brackets (right
and left) put the straps
together and adjust length
as shown.
Turning on and off the power
Shifting modes
Push the Power switch
button to turn the camera on.
WELCOME sign appears on the
Another push on the button
turns power off.
Power will be cut when
the power source button is
depressed continuously while
the power source button is
turned on.
Pushing Mode shift button
will alternately shift the
mode between Record and
*When the camera is idle for
longer than 60sec, power will
automatically be turned off.
Mode shift button
* You cannot shift to Playback
mode when no image is
Winding Crank handle
Press Power switch to turn
power on.
An image will appear on
Monitor display in 1-2sec.
Unfold Crank handle as
shown (Arrow ① ) and turn it
360° clockwise (Arrow ② ) .
Power switch
*Turn the handle before
shooting each picture.
Otherwise the shutter
remains locked.
When composition is decided
depress the shutter button all
the way.
Display will show:
Shutter release button
*Focusing may take longer
time under low light
*Image may be captured even
when the shutter button is
not fully depressed, but crank
handle may not be released
in this case.
About focus-lock
When the shutter release
button is depressed, the
“FOCUSING” signal is
displayed once. Focusing is
completed when the display
disappears, and the camera
is in a focus-lock condition.
Remove your finger from
the shutter release button to
capture ( “CAPTURING” )
and save the image
( “SAVING” ).
Refer to P46 for proper ways
Frame counter
Record mode
Before shooting
After shooting
Replaying images
Maximum frame
number allowing
predicted capturing
A frame counter is displayed in
the right upper corner of the
display when the camera is in
a shooting mode. The upper
number shows the total shot
number and the lower number
indicates the remaining number
of frames, which is subtracted
each time when the shutter is
* Since the function of the lower
counter is calculated based on
images with relatively low data
compression ratios, depending
upon photographic conditions,
there may be a case that the
number is not subtracted.
Playback mode
image number
Shot number
When the camera is in
Playback mode, two numbers
appear at upper right corner
of the monitor. The upper
one indicates the frame
number of the image being
played on the monitor. The
lower one indicates total
number of pictures taken.
Right button
Left button
Press Mode shift button to set
the camera to Playback mode
and the last picture taken
appears on the monitor.
Press Right button to advance
pictures and Left button to
reverse them.
Setting resolution
Remember to select the resolution
setting each time you turn on the
camera. The setting auto starts
at "N" Normal resolution. With
camera turned on in Record mode,
press Right button to select image
resolution which will appear upper
left corner of the monitor in letters
H, N and L.The letters stand for:
H = High resolution
at 2304 x 2304 pixels
N = Normal resolution
at 1536 x 1536 pixels
L = Low resolution
at 768 x 768 pixels
Deleting images
Deleting selected image
Deleting all images
on the card
Press Mode shift button to
set the camera to Playback
Select the image to be
deleted with Left and Right
Mode shift button
Press Mode shift button to
set the camera to Playback
Mode shift button
Right button (forward)
Image delete button (x2)
Left button (reverse)
Image delete button
Press Image delete button
once and DELETE ONE? sign
appears in the center of the
monitor accompanied by
< NO YES > below it.
Press Right button to delete
the image and Left to
cancel deletion, returning to
Playback mode.
Press Image delete button
twice and DELETE ALL?
< NO YES > sign appears on
the monitor screen.
Press Right button to delete
all images on the card
and Left button to cancel
deletion, returning to
Playback mode.
When all images are
deleted, the mode will be
automatically shifted to
Record mode.
Selecting frequency (for fluorescent lamp)
While the camera is in Record
mode, press Left button to
select frequency for shooting
under fluorescent lamp(s).
50Hz and 60HZ alternately
appears on the monitor for
Left button (reverse)
*This is to prevent the
flickering of light under
fluorescent lamp(s). Except for
high-frequency fluorescent
lamp(s), stripes may appear
across images captured under
normal fluorescent lamp(s) at
the incompatible frequency.
Even set at the correct
frequency, stripes may appear
under strong fluorescent
Auto power-off
The camera, when left without operation for longer than 60sec,
automatically activates Auto power-off circuitry to turn power off.
Press Power switch again to resume operation.
Warning signs and icons
Warning signs:
Memory Full
When a memory card is used
up and shutter release button
is pressed, MEMORY FULL
sign will appear. To continue
shooting, deletion of partial
or all images on the card will
be necessary. Otherwise,
replace memory card with
new one.
Warning signs:
No Card
When a mini SD memory card
is not loaded, the situation
is indicated in this way, and
the power is turned off
Holding the camera
Trouble Shooting
Hold the camera securely with
both hands as shown.
*Keep finger(s) off the taking
lens !
Possible causes:
* Memory card exhausted.
→Delete data or replace the
* Crank handle not
→Wind the Crank handle.
Playback fails:
* No pictures taken.
→Refer to the above mentioned solutions
No power
* Power on/off switch →Press the switch firmly.
not pressed.
* Battery exhausted.
Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0
* Battery life will be approx. 2 hours in continuous use. This may become
shorter under low temperature condition.
*Images taken with Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF5.0 may not be replayed on mobile
* In photographic situations where contrast is extremely high, for example
in a scene where a light source is directly captured in the frame in indoor
photography, preview screen images may sometimes blink, but the actual
image will be unaffected.
* In low-lit conditions or when the contrast of your subject is low, it may
take several seconds for the camera to do auto-focusing. Also, in such
photographic conditions, auto-focus accuracy may be affected.
Shutter release
button depressed,
but no response.
→Replace battery and press.
Stripes appear
across the pictures.
* Frequency set incor- →Alter frequency (see P.44).
→Turn power on again.
Power turned off.
* Auto power/off circuitry activated.
→Turn power on again.
Shadow over the
* Finger(s) pictured.
→Keep finger(s) away from
the taking lens (lower
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