Minolta Dimage Dimage X Instruction manual

E INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this product. Please take the time to read through this
instruction manual so you can enjoy all the features of your new digital camera.
Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately
contact your camera dealer.
DiMAGE X50 digital camera
Lithium-ion battery NP-700
Lithium-ion battery charger BC-800
Hand strap HS-DG 130
SD Memory Card
USB cable USB-3
AV cable AVC-500
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
DiMAGE Viewer manual
Camera manual
Warranty card
Only use the battery specified in this manual that are manufactured and distributed by
Konica Minolta. Beware of counterfeit batteries; the use of these batteries will damage
the product and may cause fire.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of Konica
Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, Mac OS, and the Mac
OS logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating
System. Pentium is a registered trademark of the Intel Corporation. Power PC is a trademark of the
International Business Machines Corporation. QuickTime is a trademark used under license. All other
brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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BEFORE YOU
BEGIN
FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
Lithium-ion batteries
This camera operates on a small, but powerful lithium-ion battery. Misuse or abuse of the
lithium-ion battery can cause damage or injury through fire, electric shock, or chemical
leakage. Read and understand all warnings before using the battery.
DANGER
• Do not short, disassemble, damage, or modify the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to fire or high temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not expose the battery to water, or moisture. Water can corrode or damage the internal battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not drop or subject the battery to strong impacts. Impacts can damage the internal
battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Do not use the battery with any other products.
• Only use the specified charger. An inappropriate charger may cause damage or injury
through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use a leaking battery. If fluid from the battery enters your eye, immediately rinse
the eye with plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the battery makes
contact with your skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Only use or charge the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between
0° and 40°C (32° and 104°F). Only store the battery in an environment with ambient
temperatures between –20° and 30°C (–4° and 86°F) and a humidity of 45% to 85%
RH.
WARNING
• Tape over the lithium-ion battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal;
always follow local regulations for battery disposal.
• If charging is not completed after the specified period elapses, unplug the charger and
discontinue charging immediately.
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GENERAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Read and understand the following warnings and cautions for safe use of the digital
camera and its accessories.
WARNING
• Only use the battery specified in this manual.
• Only use the specified charger or AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the
unit. An inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Only use the charger power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not disassemble the camera or charger. Electric shock may cause injury if a high
voltage circuit inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the battery or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the
camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash
unit, is exposed. The flash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock
resulting in injury. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries
or fire.
• Keep the battery, memory card, or small parts that could be swallowed away from
infants. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm
them with the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident.
• Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an
accident.
• Do not look directly at the sun or strong light sources through the viewfinder. It may
damage your eyesight or cause blindness.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
• Do not use these products in a humid environment, or operate them with wet hands. If
liquid enters these products, immediately remove the battery or unplug the product, and
discontinue use. The continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage
or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use these products near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine,
or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint
thinner to clean these products. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may
cause an explosion or fire.
• When unplugging the AC adapter or charger, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the
plug when removing it from an outlet.
• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter or charger cord. A damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• If these products emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately
remove the battery taking care not to burn yourself as the battery may become hot with
use. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
• Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.
• Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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CAUTION
• Do not use or store these products in a hot or humid environment such as the glove
compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the camera, charger, and battery which
may result in burns or injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If the battery is leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The camera, charger, and battery temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care
should be taken to avoid burns.
• Burns may result if the memory card or battery is removed immediately after extended
periods of use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large amount of energy which may cause burns.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and
the liquid from the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes
contact with skin, wash the area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in
contact with the eyes, immediately rinse the eyes with plenty of water and contact a
doctor.
• When using the AC adapter and charger, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.
• Do not use electronic transformers or travel adapters with the charger. The use of these
devices may cause a fire or damage the product.
• Do not use if the AC adapter or charger cord is damaged.
• Do not cover the AC adapter or charger. A fire may result.
• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter or charger; this can hinder the unplugging of
the units in emergencies.
• Unplug the AC adapter or charger when cleaning or not in use.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
The following marks may be found on the product:
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the
EU (European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE
stands for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration on Conformity
Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging USA Inc.
Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Digital Camera: DiMAGE X50
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes
or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The getting up and running section covers how to prepare the camera for use. It contains
important information about power supplies and memory cards. The basic operation of
this camera is covered in the recording - basic operation section between pages 21 and
31, and the playback - basic operation section between pages 32 and 35. Read the datatransfer mode section in its entirety before connecting the camera to a computer.
Many of the features of this camera are controlled with menus. The menu navigation
sections concisely describe how to change menu settings. Descriptions of the settings
immediately follow the navigation sections.
The appendix contains a troubleshooting section to help answer questions about the
operation of the camera. Information covering camera care and storage is also provided.
Please store this manual in a safe place.
Names of parts ....................................................................................................................................12
Getting up and running.........................................................................................................................14
Charging the battery ................................................................................................................14
Inserting the battery.................................................................................................................15
Battery-condition indicator .......................................................................................................16
Auto power save......................................................................................................................16
AC adapter (sold separately)...................................................................................................17
Attaching the strap...................................................................................................................17
Installing and removing a memory card ..................................................................................18
About memory cards ...............................................................................................................19
Setting the date and time ........................................................................................................20
Recording mode - basic operation .......................................................................................................21
Handling the camera ...............................................................................................................21
Setting the camera to record images ......................................................................................21
LCD monitor display ................................................................................................................22
Camera-shake warning ...........................................................................................................22
Using the zoom lens................................................................................................................23
Basic recording operation........................................................................................................24
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection..........................................................................25
Focus lock ...............................................................................................................................26
Focus range.............................................................................................................................26
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OF CONTENTS
Focus signals...........................................................................................................................27
Special focusing situations ......................................................................................................27
Flash modes ............................................................................................................................28
Flash range - Automatic operation ..........................................................................................29
Flash signals............................................................................................................................29
Display button - recording mode .............................................................................................29
Digital subject programs ..........................................................................................................30
Spot AF....................................................................................................................................31
Playback - basic operation ...................................................................................................................32
Single-frame playback display.................................................................................................32
Rotating images.......................................................................................................................33
Deleting single images ............................................................................................................33
Display button - playback mode ..............................................................................................34
Enlarged playback ...................................................................................................................35
Recording - advanced operation ..........................................................................................................36
Movie recording .......................................................................................................................36
Drive modes ............................................................................................................................37
Multi frame ..................................................................................................................37
Self-timer.....................................................................................................................38
Continuous advance & UHS continuous advance......................................................39
Navigating the recording menus..............................................................................................40
Image size and image quality..................................................................................................42
Color mode ..............................................................................................................................43
White balance..........................................................................................................................44
Custom key function ................................................................................................................45
Auto reset ................................................................................................................................45
Camera sensitivity - ISO..........................................................................................................46
Flash range and camera sensitivity.........................................................................................46
Metering modes.......................................................................................................................47
Instant playback.......................................................................................................................47
Exposure compensation ..........................................................................................................48
Voice memo.............................................................................................................................49
Date imprinting ........................................................................................................................50
Digital zoom.............................................................................................................................51
Recording mode ......................................................................................................................52
Audio recording .......................................................................................................................52
Frame rate & movie file sizes..................................................................................................53
Movie mode .............................................................................................................................53
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Playback - advanced operation............................................................................................................54
Playing back voice memos and audio captions ......................................................................54
Playing back movies and audio recordings.............................................................................55
Navigating the playback menu ................................................................................................56
Deleting image and audio files ................................................................................................58
Audio caption...........................................................................................................................59
Locking files.............................................................................................................................60
Image pasting ..........................................................................................................................60
Slide show ...............................................................................................................................62
Dissolve ...................................................................................................................................62
Crop frame...............................................................................................................................63
E-mail copy..............................................................................................................................64
Frame capture .........................................................................................................................65
Movie editing ...........................................................................................................................66
About DPOF ............................................................................................................................68
DPOF setup.............................................................................................................................68
Date print .................................................................................................................................69
Index print................................................................................................................................69
Setup mode
....................................................................................................................................70
Navigating the setup menu......................................................................................................70
LCD monitor brightness...........................................................................................................72
Formatting memory cards........................................................................................................72
File number (#) memory ..........................................................................................................73
Folder Name............................................................................................................................73
Language.................................................................................................................................74
Audio signals ...........................................................................................................................74
Focus signal ............................................................................................................................74
Shutter FX ...............................................................................................................................75
Volume ....................................................................................................................................75
Auto power save......................................................................................................................75
Reset default ...........................................................................................................................76
Date and time ..........................................................................................................................77
Transfer mode .........................................................................................................................77
Video output ............................................................................................................................78
Viewing images on a television ...............................................................................................78
Data-transfer mode ..............................................................................................................................79
System requirements...............................................................................................................79
Connecting the camera to a computer ....................................................................................80
Connecting to Windows 98 and 98SE.....................................................................................81
Automatic installation ..................................................................................................81
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Manual installation ......................................................................................................82
Memory card folder organization.............................................................................................84
Auto power save - data transfer mode ....................................................................................85
Disconnecting the camera from the computer ........................................................................86
Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition................................................................................86
Windows XP, 2000 Professional, and Me...................................................................86
Macintosh....................................................................................................................87
Changing the memory card - data-transfer mode ...................................................................88
QuickTime system requirements .............................................................................................88
Removing the driver software - Windows................................................................................89
PictBridge ................................................................................................................................90
Notes on printing errors...........................................................................................................91
Navigating the PictBridge menu ..............................................................................................92
Remote camera system requirements ....................................................................................96
Installing the remote camera driver .........................................................................................96
Connecting the remote camera ...............................................................................................98
Notes on remote camera operation.........................................................................................99
Appendix
..................................................................................................................................100
Troubleshooting .....................................................................................................................100
About the lithium-ion battery charger cord ............................................................................101
Care and storage...................................................................................................................102
Camera care .............................................................................................................102
Cleaning....................................................................................................................102
Storage .....................................................................................................................102
Memory cards ...........................................................................................................103
Batteries....................................................................................................................103
Before important events and journeys......................................................................103
Operating temperatures and conditions ...................................................................104
LCD monitor care......................................................................................................104
Copyright...................................................................................................................104
Questions and service ..............................................................................................104
What is an Ev? ......................................................................................................................105
Technical specifications .........................................................................................................106
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NAMES OF PARTS
* This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these
surfaces clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual
(p. 102).
Viewfinder window*
Mode switch (p. 21)
Self-timer lamp (p. 38)
Shutter-release button
USB-port / AV-out terminal
Flash (p. 28)
Microphone
Lens*
Lens cover / Main switch
DC terminal (p. 17)
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NAMES
OF PARTS
Strap eyelet (p. 17)
Viewfinder*
Zoom lever (p. 23)
Indicator lamp
Playback-mode
button (p. 32)
Speaker
LCD monitor*
Controller
Battery chamber door (p. 15)
Menu button
Display button (p. 29, 34)
Card chamber door (p. 18)
Tripod socket
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Before the camera can be used, the lithium-ion battery must be charged. Before charging
the battery, read the safety warnings on pages 3 and 4 of this manual. Only recharge the
battery with the supplied battery charger. The battery should be recharged before each
shooting session. See page 103 for battery care and storage.
1
Plug the power cord into the back of the charger unit (1).
Plug the other end of the cord into a live household outlet.
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the
sales region. Only use the cord in the region it was
purchased. For more on the AC cable, see page 101.
With the battery terminals forward lower the battery into the
charger so the guides in the charger bed enter the channels
on the battery. Slide the battery forward into the charger.
The indicator lamp (2) glows to show the battery is charging. The
lamp goes out when the battery has been charged. Charging
time is approximately 90 minutes. Remove the battery from the
charger. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
2
INSERTING THE BATTERY
This digital camera uses one NP-700 lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery, read
the safety warnings on pages 3 and 4 of this manual. When replacing the battery, the
camera should be turned off (p.19).
1
2
3
1.Slide the battery-chamber door toward the front of the camera to release the safety
catch. Open the door.
2.Slide the battery into the battery chamber with the battery terminals first.
3.Close the battery-chamber door and slide it toward the back of the camera to engage
the safety catch.
After installing the battery, the set-time/date message may appear on the monitor, see
page 20 on how to set up the clock. An internal battery protects the clock, calender, and
memory settings for more than 24 hours if the camera is used for at least 5 minutes
before removing the battery.
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BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator displayed on the
LCD monitor. The icon will change from white to red when battery power is low.
Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged. This indicator is
displayed when the camera is on.
Low-battery indicator - the battery is partially charged.
Low-battery warning - battery power is very low. The battery
should be replaced as soon as possible. This warning automatically
appears and remains on the monitor until the battery is recharged.
Movie recording is not possible. If the power level falls below this
level when the camera is on, the battery-exhausted message
appears just before the camera shuts down.
If power is insufficient for camera operation, the indicator lamp next
to the viewfinder will turn orange and blink for three seconds. The
shutter will not release. The battery must be recharged.
AUTO POWER SAVE
To conserve battery power, the camera shuts down if an operation is not made within
three minutes. To restore power, press the shutter-release button or playback button. The
length of the auto-power-save period can be changed in section 2 of the setup menu (p.
70). When the camera is connected to a computer or PictBridge printer, the auto-powersave period is set to ten minutes and cannot be changed.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
AC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Always turn off the camera before changing between power
supplies.
The AC adapter AC-4 or AC-5 allows the camera to be
powered from a household outlet. The AC adapter is
recommended when the camera is interfaced with a
computer or during periods of heavy use. AC adapter model
AC-4 is for use in North America, Japan, and Taiwan, and
AC-5 is for use in all other areas. The battery cannot be
charged using the AC adapter.
1
1. Insert the mini-plug of the AC adapter into the DC
terminal.
2. Insert the AC adapter plug into an electrical outlet.
ATTACHING THE STRAP
Always keep the strap around your wrist in the
event that the camera is accidentally dropped.
1.Pass the small loop of the strap through the
strap eyelet on the camera body.
2.Pass the other end of the strap through the
small loop and tighten.
1
2
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INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD
Always turn off the camera and confirm the indicator lamp is not lit before
changing the memory card, otherwise the card may be damaged, and data lost.
An SD (Secure Digital) Memory card or MultiMediaCard must be inserted for the camera
to operate. If a card has not been inserted, a no-card warning appears on the LCD
monitor; the shutter can still be released, but no image is captured.
1.Slide the card-chamber door toward
the back of the camera to release the
safety catch. Open the door.
1
2.Insert the memory card all the way
into the card slot and then release.
The card should catch in the slot.
Insert the card so the face is toward
the back of the camera. Always push
the card in straight, never at an
angle. Never force the card. If the
card does not fit, check that it is
orientated
correctly.
If
a
MultiMediaCard
is
inserted
incorrectly, it will lock, but the card
chamber door will not close.
2
3
3.To eject a memory card, press the
card into the slot and release. The
card can now be pulled out.
4.Close the card-chamber door and
slide it toward the camera to engage
the safety catch.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
4
ABOUT MEMORY CARDS
The response time during recording and playback is longer with MultiMediaCards
compared with SD Memory Cards. This is not a defect, but rather due to the
specifications of the cards. When using large capacity cards, some operations like
deletion may take longer.
The SD Memory Card has a write-protect switch to
prevent image data from being deleted. By sliding the
switch to the bottom of the card, the data will be Writeprotect
protected. However, when the card is protected, images switch
cannot be recorded. If an attempt is made to record or
delete an image with the camera, the card-locked
message will appear and the LED lamps near the
viewfinder will turn orange and blink quickly. For
memory card care and store see page 103.
If the unable-to-use-card message appears, the Lock
inserted card in the camera may need to be formatted. position
A card used in another camera may also have to be
formatted before being used. A card can be formatted in
section 1 of the setup menu (p. 70). When a card is
formatted, all the data on the card is permanently
erased.
TURNING THE CAMERA ON
To turn the camera on, slide the lens cover open in the
direction indicated in the illustration. When the camera is
initially turned on, the date and time need to be set, see the
following page. The monitor may turn off for a few seconds
while the flash charges when the camera is turned on.
Slide the lens cover in the opposite direction to turn off the
camera. Always store and transport the camera with the
lens cover closed.
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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
After initially inserting a memory card and batteries,
the camera’s clock and calendar must be set. When
images are recorded, the image data is saved with the
date and time of recording.
1
Use the left and right keys of the controller (1)
to select “Yes.” “No” cancels the operation.
Set date/time?
Yes
No
Date/Time set
2004 . 01 . 01
00 : 00
MM / DD / YYYY
:move
:sel.
If the clock and calendar have not been set, a
message is displayed for a few seconds each time the
camera is turned on. This message is also displayed
if the clock and calendar reset when the camera is
stored without batteries for a long period.
:enter
Press the center of the controller to open the
date/time setup screen.
Use the left and right keys to select the item to
be changed.
Use the up and down keys to adjust the item.
Press the central button to set the clock and
calendar.
Date/Time setup screen
The date/time setup screen can be opened in section 2 of the setup menu. For customers
in certain areas, the menu language must also be set. The language is changed in
section 1 of the setup menu (p. 70, 74).
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
RECORDING MODE - BASIC OPERATION
This section covers basic recording operation. To prepare the camera for use, read pages
14 through 20.
HANDLING THE CAMERA
While using the viewfinder or LCD monitor, grip the camera
firmly with your right hand while supporting the camera body
with your left. Keep your elbows at your side and your feet
shoulder-width apart to hold the camera steadily.
When taking vertical pictures, hold the camera so that the
flash is above the lens with the shutter-release button to the
bottom. Take care not to cover the lens with your fingers or
the strap.
SETTING THE CAMERA TO RECORD IMAGES
Slide the mode switch to the appropriate
position.
Still-image recording.
Digital Subject Programs.
Movie and audio recording
(p. 36, 52).
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LCD MONITOR DISPLAY
Recording mode
Flash modes (p. 28)
Automatic digital subject program display (p. 25)
Image size (p. 42)
Image quality (p. 42)
Battery-condition indicator (p. 16)
Focus frame
Drive mode (p. 37)
Frame counter (p. 43)
Camera-shake warning
Focus signal (p. 27)
CAMERA-SHAKE WARNING
If the shutter speed falls below the point where the camera can be
hand held safely, the camera-shake warning indicator will appear
on the monitor and the viewfinder indicator lamp will turn orange
and blink slowly. Camera shake is slight blurring caused by subtle
hand motion and is more pronounced at the telephoto position of
the lens than at the wide-angle position. Although the warning
appears, the shutter can still be released. If the warning appears,
place the camera on a tripod or use the built-in flash.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
USING THE ZOOM LENS
This camera is equipped with a unique 6.1 - 17.1mm zoom lens. This is equivalent to a
37 to 105mm lens on a 35mm camera. The lens is operated by the zoom lever at the
back of the camera. The effect of the optical zoom is visible in both the viewfinder and
LCD monitor.
To zoom in on the subject, push the
the right side (T) of the zoom lever
(1).
1
To zoom out, push the the left side
(W) of the zoom lever.
After zooming, the zoom indicator is
displayed on the LCD monitor to
show the approximate zoom
position.
The digital-zoom function can
increase the power of the lens. The
digital zoom is activated in section
3 of the recording menu (p. 40).
Zoom indicator
Shooting tips
The zoom lens not only affects how large the subject is in the picture, but it also influences the depth
of field and perspective. Depth of field is the area between the closest object in focus and the furthest
object in focus. As the lens zooms in to the telephoto position, the depth of field becomes shallower,
separating the subject from the background. Many portraits are taken with telephoto lenses. Zooming
the lens out to the wide-angle position makes both the foreground and background appear sharper.
Usually landscape photographs take advantage of the large depth of field of wide-angle lenses.
Wide-angle lenses also create a strong perspective which gives a sense of depth in the image.
Telephoto lenses compress the space between the subject and background and create a weak
perspective.
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BASIC RECORDING OPERATION
Slide the mode switch to the digital-subject-program or
recording position. The operation for both modes is the
same. Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection is only
active in the digital-subject-program mode.
Place the subject anywhere within the focus frame. Make
sure the subject is within the focus range of the lens (p. 26).
If the subject is closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom lens’ wideangle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto position, use the
LCD monitor to frame the subject.
Press the shutter-release button partway down to lock the
focus and exposure. Automatic Digital Subject Selection will
choose the appropriate exposure mode, see the facing page.
The monitor focus signal is white and viewfinder indicator
lamp turns green to confirm focus lock. If the focus signal is
red or the indicator lamp blinks, the camera was unable to
locate the subject. Repeat the previous steps.
Focus
signal
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the
picture. The recorded image can be previewed by continuing
to hold down the shutter-release button after the image is
captured. The instant-playback function can also be used (p.
47).
The viewfinder indicator lamp turns red and blinks indicating
data is being written to the memory card. Never remove a
memory card while data is being transferred.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
AUTOMATIC DIGITAL SUBJECT PROGRAM SELECTION
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection chooses
between program AE and one of four digital subject
programs. The digital subject programs optimize camera
setting for various conditions and subjects. Automatic
Digital Subject Program Selection is only available in the
digital-subject-program mode. For information on individual
subject programs, see page 30.
A row of gray indicators at the top on the monitor display
indicate Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection is
active.
Press the shutter-release button partway down; the AF
system locates the subject and the Automatic Digital
Subject Program Selection chooses a subject program. If
no indicators are displayed, programmed AE is active.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take
the picture.
Program AE
(no indicators)
Hold the camera steadily when the sunset subject program
is selected as exposures can be long.
Portrait
In the digital-subject-program mode, one of seven digital
subject programs can be selected manually by using the left
and right keys of the controller before taking a picture. See
page 30.
Sports action
Landscape
Sunset
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FOCUS LOCK
The focus-lock function is used when you want to compose the image with the subject
off-center and outside the focus frame. Focus lock may also be used when a special
focusing situation prevents the camera from focusing on the subject. This function is
controlled with the shutter-release button.
Place the subject within the monitor focus frame or center
the subject in the viewfinder. Press and hold the shutterrelease button partway down to lock the focus.
The focus signal on the monitor and the
green viewfinder indicator lamp will
indicate if the focus is locked.
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button,
recompose the subject within the image area. Press the
shutter-release button all the way down to take the
picture.
FOCUS RANGE
The focus range is 10cm (4 in.) to infinity. Both the LCD monitor and viewfinder can be
used to frame the subject. However, because of parallax, only the monitor’s live image
will be accurate with subjects closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom lens’ wide-angle position
or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto position.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
FOCUS SIGNALS
This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The focus signal in the
lower right corner of the LCD monitor and the indicator lamp next to the viewfinder
indicate the focus status. The shutter can be released regardless if the camera can focus
on the subject or not.
Focus confirmed - the LCD monitor focus signal is white,
the viewfinder indicator lamp is green and steady. Focus
is locked.
Cannot focus - the LCD monitor focus signal is red and the
viewfinder indicator lamp is green and blinks rapidly.
Focus signal
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations the focuslock function (p. 26) can be used to focus on another object at the same distance as your
main subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
The subject is too dark.
The subject in the
focus frame is low in
contrast.
Two subjects at different distances overlap
in the focus frame.
The subject is near a
very bright object or
area.
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FLASH MODES
1
Autoflash
Autoflash with
red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Flash cancel
The flash can be used when taking still images. To
select the flash mode, press the flash mode button
(1) on the back of the camera until the desired
mode is displayed. Press the shutter-release
button to set the mode. The active flash mode is
displayed in the top left corner of the LCD monitor.
When the camera is turned off and auto reset (p.
45) is active, the flash mode is reset to autoflash
with red-eye reduction if this mode was last used,
if not the mode will be reset to autoflash. While the
flash is charging, the shutter cannot be released.
Autoflash - the flash fires automatically in lowlight and backlit conditions.
Red-eye reduction - the flash fires multiple bursts
before the main flash burst to reduce red-eye; an
effect caused by light reflected from the retina.
Use in low-light conditions when taking
photographs of people or animals, the pre-flashes
contract the pupils of the subject’s eyes.
Fill flash - the flash fires with each exposure
regardless of the amount of ambient light. Fill flash
can be used to reduce harsh shadows caused by
strong direct light or sunshine.
Flash cancel - the flash will not fire. Use flash
cancel when flash photography is prohibited,
natural light is desired to illuminate the subject, or
the subject is beyond the flash range. The camerashake warning may appear when flash cancel is
selected (p. 22).
Fill flash
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
FLASH RANGE - AUTOMATIC OPERATION
The camera automatically controls the flash output. For well-exposed images, the subject
must be within the flash range. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the
same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position. The flash range
can be changed with camera sensitivity (ISO), see page 46.
Wide-angle position
Telephoto position
0.2m ~ 3.2m (0.6 ft. ~ 10.5 ft.)
0.1m ~ 1.8m (0.4 ft. ~ 5.9 ft.)
FLASH SIGNALS
The indicator lamp next to the viewfinder indicates the status of
the flash. When the lamp is orange and blinks quickly, the flash
is charging and the shutter will not release. The lamp glows
steadily for three seconds when the flash is charged.
DISPLAY BUTTON - RECORDING MODE
The display button controls the LCD monitor display. The display cycles to the next
position each time the button is pressed: full display, live image only, and monitor off. The
monitor cannot be turned off for movie/audio recording. If the display button is pressed
and held, the LCD-brightness adjustment screen is displayed, see page 72.
Monitor
off
Full display
Live image only
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DIGITAL SUBJECT PROGRAMS
Digital subject programs optimize the camera’s
exposure, white-balance, and image-processing
systems for specific conditions and subjects.
Set the mode switch to the Digital subject Program
position. Simply press the left and right keys of the
controller to select the appropriate subject
program; the active subject program is displayed at
the top of the monitor. For more on Automatic
Digital Subject Program Selection, see page 25.
Automatic
selection
Portrait
Sports Action
Landscape
Sunset
Night Portrait
Text
Super Macro
Auto recording
(off)
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RECORDING -
Portrait - optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a
slight defocusing of the background. Most portraits look best
at a telephoto setting; the longer focal length does not
exaggerate facial features and the shallower depth of field
softens the background. Use fill flash with strong direct
sunlight or backlight to reduce harsh shadows.
Sports action - used to capture action by maximizing shutter
speeds. When using flash, the subject must be within the
flash range (p. 29). A monopod is more flexible and compact
than a tripod when shooting events.
Landscape - optimized to produce sharp, colorful
landscapes. Used with bright outdoor scenery.
Sunset - optimized to reproduce rich, warm sunsets. When
the sun is above the horizon, do not point the camera toward
the sun for prolonged periods of time. The intensity of the sun
could damage the CCD. Between exposures, turn off the
camera or cover the lens.
BASIC OPERATION
Night portrait - for deep, subtle night scenes. The use of a tripod is recommended.
When used with flash, the subject and background exposures are balanced. The flash
can only be used with close subjects such as with a portrait of a person. When using the
flash, ask your subjects not to move after the burst; the shutter may still be open for the
background exposure.
Text - To take pictures of black text or line art on white backgrounds.
Super Macro - for close-up photographs down to 6cm (2.4 in.). When selected, the lens
zooms automatically to the Super Macro position; the zoom position cannot be changed.
At close object distances, the flash may cause overexposure or uneven illumination, set
the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 28). The use of a tripod is recommended.
Auto recording - when the Digital Subject Programs are turned off, the camera uses
programmed autoexposure.
SPOT AF
The spot AF is used for selective focusing. Both focus and exposure are determined with
the spot focus area. When auto reset (p. 45) is active, the spot AF area resets to the wide
focus frame when the camera is turned off. The spot focus area can be used with movie
recording. When used with the digital zoom (p. 51), the spot focus area is enlarged.
Press and hold the center button of the controller
to display the spot focus area; press and hold the
button again to return to the wide focus frame.
Take the picture as described in the basic
recording operation section on page 24.
When the LCD monitor is off, the camera cannot
be switched between wide and spot AF; the last
AF mode set is active. When the live image only
display is used, switching between the wide and
spot AF modes resets the display mode to the full
display.
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PLAYBACK - BASIC OPERATION
Images can be viewed in the playback mode. The playback mode has additional
functions, see page 54. The camera does not need to be turned on with the lens cover
to play back images.
To view recorded images, press the playback
button (1). If the camera is off, continue to press
the button until the monitor activates.
1
Use the left / right keys of the controller to scroll
through the images on the card (2).
2
Press the playback button again to return to the
recording mode or turn the camera off.
SINGLE-FRAME PLAYBACK DISPLAY
Mode indicator
Magnification display (p. 35)
Image-size display (p. 42)
Image-quality indicator (p. 42)
Battery-condition indicator (p. 16)
Time of recording
Date of recording
Audio-track indicator
Lock indicator (p. 60)
DPOF-setup indicator (p. 68)
E-mail copy indicator (p. 64)
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
Folder number - file number (p. 84)
Frame number / total number of images
ROTATING IMAGES
Press the down key of the controller (1) to rotate the
displayed image 90° left, 90° right, and horizontally.
The image is displayed in the selected orientation
until changed.
1
DELETING SINGLE IMAGES
To delete a displayed file, press the up key of the
controller (1). A confirmation screen appears.
Use the left/right keys to select “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation.
Press the center button of the controller to
delete the file.
Delete this frame?
Yes
No
1
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DISPLAY BUTTON - PLAYBACK MODE
The display button controls the display format. Each time the button is pressed, the
display cycles through to the next format: full display, image only, index playback.
Image only
Full display
Index playback
In index playback, the left/right and up/down keys of the controller move the yellow
border around the index thumbnails. When the image is highlighted with the border, the
date of recording, audio-track indicator, the lock and printing status, e-mail copy indicator
and the frame number of the image are displayed at the bottom of the screen. The
accompanying audio track of the highlighted image can be played by pressing the center
button of the controller. When the display button is pressed again, the highlighted image
is displayed in the single-frame playback mode.
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
ENLARGED PLAYBACK
In single-frame playback, a still
image can be enlarged by up to 6X
in 0.2X increments.
With the image to be magnified
displayed, press the right side of
the zoom lever (T) to activate the
enlarged playback mode. The
degree
of
magnification
is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
Press the right side of the zoom
lever (T) to increase the image
magnification. Press the left side of
the lever (W) to decrease the
magnification.
Use the four-way keys of the controller to scroll the image. When scrolling,
the arrows in the display disappear when the edge of the image has been
reached.
The locator in the top right corner of the monitor indicates the area of the
image being displayed.
The display button switches between showing the full display and the
image only.
To exit enlarged playback, press the menu button or the central button of
the controller.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED OPERATION
MOVIE RECORDING
1
This camera can record digital video with sound.
Simply slide the mode switch to the movie/audio
recording position (1). Total recording time varies
with the frame rate and the memory card capacity,
see page 53. Some changes can be made with the
movie menu (p. 40).
Place the subject in the focus frames and press
the shutter-release button partway down to lock
focus (2). Press the shutter-release button all the
way down and release to begin recording (3).
3
2
A digital zoom is available during recording. The
camera continues to record until the recording
time is used or the shutter-release button is
pressed again.
When recording, the frame counter displays the
elapsed time. During the last ten seconds, the
counter turns red and counts down the time.
Microphone
Take care not to cover the microphone while
recording.
Image size
Frame rate
Recording indicator
Recording time
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
DRIVE MODES
The drive modes control the rate and method
images are captured. Indicators indicating the
selected drive mode appear on the monitor. If
auto reset (p. 45) is active, the drive mode is reset
to single-frame advance when the camera is
turned off.
1
Press the down key of the controller to select the
drive mode (1).
Single-frame advance - to take a single image each time the shutter-release
button is pressed. This is the camera’s default setting.
Self-timer - to delay the release of the shutter (p. 38). Used for self-portraits.
Continuous advance - to take up to four images when the shutter-release
button is pressed and held (p. 39).
UHS continuous advance - to take eleven 1280x960 size images in one
second when the shutter-release button is pressed and held (p. 39).
Multi Frame - to create a composite image of a nine-frame series when the
shutter-release button is pressed once, see below.
Multi Frame
Take the picture as described in the basic recording
operation section (p. 24). Once the series starts, the shutter
button can be released; the camera continues recording
until all nine frames have been captured.
Flash cannot be used. Because of the limits to the shutter
speeds, images may be underexposed in low-light
conditions. Image size refers to the total area of all nine
images, not the size of each individual thumbnail.
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Self-timer
Used for self-portraits, the self-timer delays the release of the shutter for approximately
ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer drive mode is
selected with the down key of the controller (p. 37).
2
1
Self-timer
lamp
With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture
as described in the basic recording operation
section (p. 24). Press the shutter-release button
partway down to lock the exposure and focus (1).
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to
begin the countdown (2). Because focus and
exposure are determined when the shutter-release
button is pressed, do not stand in front of the
camera when taking a self-timer image. Always
confirm the focus with the focus signals before
beginning the countdown (p. 27).
During the countdown, the self-timer lamp on the
front of the camera starts to blink and is
accompanied by an audio signal. A countdown timer
is displayed on the monitor. A few seconds before
the exposure, the self-timer lamp blinks rapidly. The
lamp glows steadily just before the shutter fires.
To stop the countdown, press the zoom lever or
menu button. The drive mode resets to single-frame
advance after the exposure. The audio signal can
be turned off in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 70).
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Continuous advance & UHS continuous advance
These drive modes are selected with the down key of the
controller (p. 37).
Compose the picture as described in the basic recording
operation section (p. 24). Press the shutter-release button
partway down to lock the exposure and focus for the series
(1). Press and hold the shutter-release button all the way
down (2) to begin taking pictures. When the shutter-release
button is pressed and held, the camera begins recording
images until the maximum number has been taken or the
shutter button is released. The frame counter is adjusted after
the series has been taken.
1
2
Continuous-advance - to take up to four images when the shutter-release button is
pressed and held. With the image-size setting of 2560 x 1920, the maximum rate of
capture is 1.9 fps.
The built-in flash can be used, but the rate of capture is reduced because the flash must
recharge between frames. Date imprinting (p. 50) also reduces the rate of capture.
UHS continuous-advance - to capture up to ten 1280x960 images in one second
regardless of the image-quality setting. A thumbnail of each frame in the series is shown
six at a time while being saved. The built-in flash cannot be used. When the red lowbattery warning is displayed, this drive mode cannot be used. Very bright light sources in
the scene may cause streaks to appear on the image. Black areas caused by data loss
may also be apparent.
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NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENUS
The recording menu displayed varies with the
position of the mode switch. Pressing the menu
button (1) turns the menu on and off. The fourway keys of the controller (2) move the cursor in
the menu. Pressing the central button of the
controller enters a setting.
1
2
Activate the menu with the menu button.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate menu tab;
the menu changes as the tabs are highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key; the settings
are displayed with the current setting highlighted. To return to the menu
options, press the left key.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting; some
options open a selection screen.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. To return to the recording mode, press the menu button.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Still image recording
Image size
Quality
White balance*
Key func.*
2560x1920
Standard
Auto
Off
Sensitivity*
Metering mode*
Exp. Comp.
Auto reset
Auto
MultiSegment
0
Off
Color mode*
Voice memo
Date imprint
Digital zoom
Inst. playback
Color
Off
Off
Off
Off
* White balance, custom key function, camera sensitivity, metering mode, and color
mode options are not available when the mode switch is in the digital-subject-program
position.
Movie and audio recording
Movie
RecordingMode
15ps
Frame rate
STD. movie
Movie mode
Index to menu functions
Auto reset, 45
Color mode, 43
Date imprinting, 50
Digital zoom, 51
Exp. compensation, 48
Frame rate, 53
White balance
Exp. Comp.
Color mode
Auto
0
Color
Image size, 42
Instant playback, 47
Key function, 45
Metering mode, 47
Movie mode, 53
Quality, 42
Refer to the following
sections for details on the
menu options and their
settings.
Recording mode, 52
Sensitivity, 46
Voice memo, 49
White balance, 44
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IMAGE SIZE AND IMAGE QUALITY
Changing image size affects the number of pixels in
each image. The greater the image size, the larger
the file size. Choose image size based on the final
use of the image - smaller images are more suitable
for web sites whereas larger sizes produce higher
quality prints.
FINE
STD.
ECON.
LCD monitor
2560
2048
1600
640
Number of pixels
(hor. X vert.)
2560
2048
1600
640
X
X
X
X
1920
1536
1200
480
Fine - high-quality JPEG image.
Standard - the default setting. (JPEG)
Economy - the smallest file sizes. (JPEG)
Image quality controls the rate of compression, but has no effect on the number of pixels
in the image. The higher the image quality, the lower the rate of compression and the
larger the file sizes. If economical use of the memory card is important, use the economy
mode. Standard image quality is sufficient for normal usage. The fine mode produces the
highest quality image and the largest image files.
Image size and quality must be set before the picture is taken. Changes are displayed
on the LCD monitor. Image size and quality must be reset manually. Image size and
quality are set in section 1 of the recording menu. See navigating the recording menu
section on page 40.
If image size or quality are changed, the frame counter displays the approximate number
of images that can be recorded at that setting on the installed memory card. One memory
card can contain images with differing sizes and qualities. The number of images that can
be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of the card and the file size of the
images. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be
compressed further than others. See the chart on the following page.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Quality
Approximate file sizes.
2560 X 1920
2048 X 1536
1600 X 1200
640 X 480
Fine
2.4MB
1.6MB
1.0MB
200KB
Standard
1.2MB
820KB
520KB
130KB
Economy
650KB
440KB
290KB
90KB
Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 16MB memory card.
Fine
5
8
14
68
Standard
11
17
27
99
Economy
21
31
47
148
Size
Camera Notes
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the memory
card at the camera’s image quality and size settings. Because the counter uses approximate file
sizes, the actual image taken may not change the counter or may decrease it by more than one.
When the frame counter displays zero, it indicates no more images at the image size and quality
settings can be captured. Changing those settings may allow more images to be saved to the
card.
COLOR MODE
The color mode controls whether an image is color or
black and white. The color mode is set in section 3 of
the still-image recording menu or in section 2 of the
movie/audio recording menu (p. 40). The color mode
cannot be changed with digital subject programs. The
color mode can be assigned to the controller (p. 45).
Black & White
Sepia
The black & white mode produces neutral
monochrome images. Sepia creates warm-tone
monochrome images. The monitor live image reflects
the selected color mode. The color option uses no
monitor indicator when active. The color mode has no
effect on image file size.
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WHITE BALANCE
White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral.
The effect is similar to selecting daylight or tungsten film, or using color compensating
filters in conventional photography. One automatic and four preset white-balance setting
are available with still image and movie recording; white balance cannot be changed with
digital subject programs. White balance is set in section 1 of the recording menu or in
section 2 of the movie/audio recording menu (p. 40). Exposure compensation can be
assigned to the controller (p. 45). When auto reset (p. 45) is active, the white balance is
reset to automatic when the camera is turned off.
Automatic white balance compensates for the color
temperature of a scene. In most cases, the auto
setting balances the ambient light and creates
beautiful images, even under mixed-lighting
conditions. When the built-in flash is used, the white
balance is set to the color temperature of the flash.
When one of the preset white-balance settings is
selected, an indicator is displayed on the LCD
monitor to indicate the active white-balance setting;
the effect is immediately visible on the monitor. To
record the ambient light, set the flash mode to flash
cancel (p. 28). The built-in flash can be used with
preset white-balance, but creates a pinkish or
blueish cast with the fluorescent and tungsten
settings. The flash is daylight balanced and
produces good results with the daylight and cloudy
settings.
Daylight - for outdoor and sunlit
subjects.
Cloudy - for overcast outdoor
scenes.
Tungsten - for incandescent
lighting: household light bulbs.
Fluorescent - for fluorescent
lighting: office ceiling lights.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
CUSTOM KEY FUNCTION
In the recording mode, a function can be assigned to the
left/right keys of the controller. This function is specified in
section 1 of the recording menu (p. 40). This function cannot
be used with the movie/audio mode or digital subject
programs. Refer to the following sections for information on
exposure compensation (p. 48), white balance (p. 44),
camera sensitivity (p. 46), and color mode (p. 43).
Image size
Quality
White balance
Key func.
Exp. Comp.
White balance
Sensitivity
Color
Off
In the recording mode, use the left/right controller
keys to change the function set with the menu.
The LCD monitor displays the settings as they are
changed. The changes are visible in the monitor
image. The function is set automatically after five
seconds or when another camera button is pressed.
AUTO RESET
When auto reset is active, the following functions reset when the camera is turned off.
This function can be turned off in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 40).
Flash mode (p. 28)
Drive mode (p. 37)
White balance (p. 44)
Camera sensitivity (p. 46)
Exposure compensation (p. 48)
Metering mode (p. 47)
Color mode (p. 43)
AF area (p. 31)
Monitor display (p. 29)
Autoflash
Single-frame advance
Auto
Auto
0.0
Multi-segment
Color
Wide focus frame
Full display
The flash mode is reset to
autoflash or autoflash with
red
eye
reduction
depending on which of
those two flash modes were
last set.
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CAMERA SENSITIVITY - ISO
Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected with a still image: Auto, 50, 100, 200,
400; the numerical values are based on an ISO equivalent; the higher the number, the
more sensitive the film. Sensitivity can be changed in section 2 of the recording menu (p.
40). This cannot be changed with movie recording or digital subject programs. Sensitivity
can be assigned to the controller (p. 45).
The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera
sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50 and ISO
160. When any other setting than auto is used, “ISO” and
the set value appear on the LCD monitor.
A specific sensitivity setting can be selected. As the ISO
value doubles, the camera sensitivity doubles. Like grain
in silver-halide film that increases with speed, noise
increases with the sensitivity in digital imaging; an ISO
setting of 50 has the least noise and 400 has the most.
Camera Notes
Camera sensitivity
Noise reduction is applied automatically to exposures of one second or longer. Processing is
applied to each image after it is captured. The processing time varies from image to image; a
processing message is displayed during this period.
FLASH RANGE AND CAMERA SENSITIVITY
Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens’ wide-angle
position as it is at the telephoto position.
ISO setting
AUTO
50
100
200
400
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Flash range (wide angle)
0.2m ~ 3.2m (0.6ft. ~ 10.5ft)
0.2m ~ 1.8m (0.6ft. ~ 5.9ft)
0.2m ~ 2.5m (0.6ft. ~ 8.2 ft)
0.2m ~ 3.6m (0.6ft. ~ 11.8 ft)
0.25m ~ 5.0m (0.8ft. ~ 16.7 ft)
RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Flash range (telephoto)
0.1m ~ 1.8m (0.3ft. ~ 5.9ft)
0.1m ~ 1.0m (0.3ft. ~ 3.3ft)
0.1m ~ 1.4m (0.3ft. ~ 4.6ft)
0.1m ~ 2.0m (0.3ft. ~ 6.6ft)
0.1m ~ 2.8m (0.3ft. ~ 9.2ft)
METERING MODES
The metering mode is selected in section 2 of the recording
menu (p. 40). Metering cannot be changed with the movie
recording or digital subject programs.
Multi-segment metering: uses 256 segments to measure
luminance and color. This data is combined with distance
information to calculate the camera exposure. This advanced
metering system will give accurate worry-free exposures in
almost all situations.
Sensitivity
Metering mode
Exp. Comp.
Auto reset
Auto
MultiSegment
0
Off
Spot-metering area
Spot metering: uses a small area within the image to
calculate the exposure. When this mode is selected, the LCD
monitor automatically activates if off and a small circle
appears in the middle of the live image indicating the
measuring area. The spot allows precise exposure
measurements of a particular object without being influenced
by extremely bright or dark areas within the scene. If the LCD
monitor is turned off, the spot-metering mode remains active.
Spot-metering indicator
INSTANT PLAYBACK
After a still image is captured, it can be displayed on
the monitor for two seconds before being saved.
Instant playback shows the last frame in the series
when used with the continuous-advance drive mode
(p. 37). When the LCD monitor is turned off (p. 29), it
activates automatically for the instant playback
period.
Instant playback can be activated in section 3 of the
recording menu (p. 40). When used with voice memo,
the audio recording begins after the image is played
back.
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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The camera exposure can be adjusted to make the final picture lighter or darker by as
much as ±2Ev in 1/3 increments with still image and movie recording; exposure
compensation cannot be used with digital subject programs. When auto reset (p. 45) is
active, exposure compensation is reset to 0.0 when the camera is turned off. Exposure
compensation can be assigned to the controller (p. 45).
Select the exposure compensation option in
section 2 of the recording menu. Use the
up/down keys to adjust the degree of
compensation (1); the live image behind the
menu reflects the change. Press the central
controller button to set this value (2). If any
value other than 0.0 is set, an indicator is
displayed on the monitor as a warning.
Sensitivity
Metering mode
Exp. comp.
Metering mode
–2 ~ +2
+0.3
1
2
Shooting tips
Sometimes the camera’s exposure meter is deceived by certain conditions. Exposure
compensation can be used in these situations. For example, a very bright scene, such as a snowy
landscape or a white sandy beach, can appear too dark in the captured image. Before taking the
picture, adjusting the exposure by +1 or +2 EV results in an image with normal tonal values.
Calculated camera
exposure
–1.0Ev
–2.0Ev
In the example above, the dark water caused the camera to overexpose the image making it
bright and washed-out. By compensating the exposure, detail is brought out in the leaves, and
the stones and water appear richer. For more on Ev, see page 105.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
VOICE MEMO
Voice memo allows an audio track up to fifteen
second to be recorded with a still image. The
function is activated in section 3 of the recording
menu (p. 40). When the function is active, the
microphone indicator (1) is displayed in the top
left corner of the monitor. The voice memo must
be set before taking a picture. It remains in effect
until reset.
1
After an image is captured, a screen appears
indicating the audio recording has started. A bar
graph displays the amount of recording time
elapsed.
To stop the recording, press the shutter-release
button or the center button of the controller (2).
The recording will stop automatically when the
fifteen-second limit has elapsed.
A voice memo is attached to the last image of a
continuous-advance series (p. 37). When played
back, images with voice-memo audio tracks have
a note indicator displayed with them (p. 54). A
voice memo can be deleted from an image in
section 1 of the playback menu (p. 56).
Recording audio.
Stop
2
Remaining recording time
Camera Notes
When making audio recordings, be careful not to touch or
cover the microphone. The quality of the recording is
proportional to the subject to microphone distance. For best
results, hold the camera approximately 20cm (8in) from your
mouth.
Microphone
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DATE IMPRINTING
The date and time of recording can be printed directly on a
still image. The imprinting function must be activated before
the image is taken. Once activated, the date will continue to
be imprinted until the function is reset; a yellow bar is
displayed behind the frame counter on the monitor to
indicate the imprinting function is active.
Date-imprinting indicator
Date imprinting is activated with section 3 of the recording
menu (p. 40). Date imprinting has two menu options. The
YYYY/MM/DD option prints the date. The MM/DD/hr:min
option prints the month, day, and time of recording.
The date and time are imprinted in the lower right corner of
the image when viewed horizontally. It is printed directly on
the photograph writing over the image information. The
date can be imprinted in three formats: year / month / day,
month / day / year, and day / month / year. The date and
date format are set in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 70).
Camera Notes
Every time a still image is recorded, it is stored with an exif tag that contains the date and time of
recording as well as shooting information. This information can be viewed with the camera in the
playback mode, or on a computer with the DiMAGE Viewer software.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
DIGITAL ZOOM
The digital zoom is activated in section 3 of the recording menu (p. 40). The digital zoom
increases the magnification of the greatest telephoto setting of the optical zoom by up to
4.3X in 0.1X increments. Although the images recorded with the digital zoom are
interpolated to the set image size, the quality of the images may not be equal to images
taken without the digital zoom; the greater the power of the digital zoom the lower the
image quality. The effect of the digital zoom is visible on the LCD monitor only. The
digital-zoom function is canceled if the LCD monitor is turned off (p. 29).
At the maximum telephoto position,
continue to press the right side (T) of
the zoom lever (1) to engage the
digital zoom. The zoom magnification
is displayed in the top right corner of
the monitor.
1
To zoom out, press the the left side
(W) of the zoom lever.
After zooming, the zoom indicator is
displayed on the LCD monitor to show
the approximate zoom position.
Optical zoom range
Digital zoom range
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RECORDING MODE
The recording-mode menu options switches between movie and audio recording. This
option is located in section 1 of the movie/audio menu (p. 40).
AUDIO RECORDING
Audio can be recorded without an image. About 30 minutes of audio can be stored on a
16MB memory card. Audio is recorded at approximately 8KB/s. A maximum of 180
minutes can be recorded at one time; the optional AC adapter is required for long
recordings.
Slide the mode switch to the movie/audio
recording position. In section 1 of the menu,
change the recording mode to audio, see page
40.
Before recording, the approximate recording
time available is displayed on the frame counter.
To begin recording, press and release the
shutter button.
Press shutter button
to record.
The frame counter counts down the time. The
recording stops when the shutter-release button
is pressed again or the remaining time has
elapsed.
When making audio recordings, be careful not to
touch or cover the microphone. The quality of
the recording is proportional to the subject to
microphone distance. For best results, hold the
camera approximately 20cm (8in) from your
mouth.
Recording audio.
Press shutter to stop.
Remaining recording time
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
FRAME RATE & MOVIE FILE SIZES
Movies can be recorded at two frame rates: 15 fps and 30 fps. The higher the frame rate,
the smoother the moving image and the larger the file sizes. Frame rate is set in section
1 of the movie menu (p. 40).
If image size or frame rate is changed, the
frame counter displays the approximate
number of seconds that can be recorded with
the installed memory card. The total time that
can be stored on a memory card is determined
by the size of the card and the recording rate.
The actual file size is determined by the scene;
some subjects can be compressed further than
others. The writing speed of the memory card
may prematurely end the recording of a movie
clip.
Approximate recording rate
30 fps
670KB/s
15 fps
340KB/s
16MB memory card storage capacity (approx.)
30 fps
21 seconds
15 fps
40 seconds
MOVIE MODE
The movie mode option selects the type of movie recorded. Standard produces a normal
movie clip. Night Movie uses high camera sensitivity to record under low light levels;
camera sensitivity increases automatically in low light. Image quality can be lower with
Night Movies because of the higher sensitivity. The movie mode is set in section 1 of the
movie menu (p. 40).
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED OPERATION
The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on pages
32 through 35. This section covers how to playback movie clips and audio tracks as well
as the advanced function on the playback menu.
PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS AND AUDIO CAPTIONS
When a voice memo (p. 49) or audio caption (p. 59) is
attached to a still image, the play guidance bar is displayed
at the top of the monitor.
Play
Press the central button of the controller to start
the audio playback.
Playback time is displayed at the top of the image. The
display returns to the playback mode when the audio track
finishes. Pressing the menu button cancels the playback.
During playback, the up/down keys of the
controller adjust the volume.
Stop
Vol.
Camera Notes
When playing back audio or movie files, pressing the display button hides and
shows the guidance display.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
PLAYING BACK MOVIES AND AUDIO RECORDINGS
Movie clips and audio recordings are played back the same way. Use the left/right keys
of the controller to display the movie or audio file; audio files are displayed with a blue
screen.
Play
Play
Press the center of
the controller to play
back a movie or
audio file.
Audio file
Movie file
Press the controller
to pause and restart
the movie or audio
playback.
Pause
Rwd
Fwd
Vol.
To
cancel
the
playback, press the
menu button.
Pause
Rwd
Fwd
Vol.
During playback, the up/down keys adjust the
volume and the left/right keys rewind and fast
forward the recording.
When the movie is paused, the displayed frame can be
copied and saved as a still image. Press the up key of the
controller to capture the frame; a confirmation screen
appears. When saved, the file name of the captured image is
displayed; press the center controller button to finish. For
more on frame capture, see page 65.
Play
Rwd Fwd
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NAVIGATING THE PLAYBACK MENU
Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the
menu on and off (1). The left/right and up/down keys of the
controller (2) control the cursor and change settings on the
menu. Pressing the center button of the controller selects
menu options and sets adjustments.
1
2
Activate the menu with the menu button.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate menu tab;
the menu changes as the tabs are highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
Press the right controller key to displayed the settings with the current setting
highlighted. To return to the menu options, press the left key. If “Enter” is
displayed, press the center button to display the setting screen.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. To return to the playback mode, press the menu button.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Delete
Audio caption
Lock
Image pasting
–
On
–
–
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
Index to menu functions
Audio caption, 59
Crop frame, 63
Date print, 69
Delete, 58
Dissolve, 62
–
On
–
–
–
DPOF setup, 68
Edit movie, 66
E-mail copy, 64
Frame capture, 65
Image pasting, 60
DPOF set
Date print
Index print
E-mail copy
–
Off
–
–
Index print, 69
Lock, 60
Slide show, 62
Frame-selection screen
When a marked-frames setting is chosen on the menu, the frame-selection screen
appears. This screen allows multiple image and audio files to be chosen.
The left/right keys of the controller move the
yellow border to select the image.
:move
:sel.
:enter
The up key of the controller selects the frame;
when selected, an indicator appears next to the
image. The down key deselects the image
removing the indicator.
Press the central button of the controller to complete the operation.
The menu button cancels the screen and any operation made.
Indicators may be displayed on the right of each index image to indicate
movie, audio, and E-mail copy files.
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DELETING IMAGE AND AUDIO FILES
Deleting permanently erases the file. Once deleted, a file cannot be recovered.
Care should be taken when deleting images.
Single, multiple, or all files on the memory card can be deleted in section 1 of the
playback menu (p. 56). Files must be unlocked before they can be deleted (p. 60). The
delete option has four settings:
This frame The file displayed or highlighted in playback mode is deleted.
Audio
track
All frames
Marked
frames
The voice-memo or audio caption attached to the displayed or highlighted
image is deleted.
All unlocked files are deleted.
To delete multiple files. When this setting is chosen, the frame-selection
screen is displayed (p. 57). Use the left/right keys of the controller to
highlight the first file to be deleted. Pressing the up key marks the
thumbnail with the garbage-can indicator. To deselect a file for deletion,
highlight it with the yellow border and press the down key; the garbagecan indicator disappears. Continue until all the files to be deleted are
marked. Press the central button of the controller to continue (a
confirmation screen appears), or press the menu button to cancel the
operation and return to the playback menu.
Before a file is deleted, a confirmation screen appears.
Choosing “Yes” executes the operation, “No” cancels it.
Delete
–
Delete this frame?
Yes
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
No
AUDIO CAPTION
A still image can have a fifteen-second audio caption attached to it. This function
replaces a voice-memo audio track recorded with an image. Files must be unlocked to
use this function (p. 60).
Display the image to which the audio caption will be
attached.
On the playback menu, highlight the Enter setting in
the audio-caption option. Press the central button of
the controller (1) to start recording.
If an audio track is already attached to the image, a
confirmation screen appears. Choosing and entering
“Yes” starts the audio caption recording replacing the
previous audio track. “No” cancels the audio-caption
operation.
A status bar and clock display the recording time. The
audio caption can be stopped by pressing the central
button of the controller (1).
Delete
Audio caption Enter
Lock
Recording audio.
Stop
1
Remaining recording time
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LOCKING FILES
Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. A locked file cannot be erased by a delete
function. However, the formatting function (p. 72) will erase all files whether locked or not.
The lock function is in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 56). The lock option has four
settings:
This frame The file displayed or highlighted in playback mode is locked.
All frames All files on the memory card are locked.
To lock or unlock multiple files. When this setting is chosen, the frameselection screen is displayed (p. 57). Use the left/right keys of the
controller to highlight the file to be locked. Pressing the up key marks the
Marked
file with the lock indicator. To unlock a file, highlight it with the yellow
frames
border and press the down key; the lock indicator disappears. Continue
until all the files to be locked are marked. Press the central button of the
controller to lock the files, or press the menu button to cancel the
operation.
Unlock all To unlocked all files.
IMAGE PASTING
Image pasting makes a still image composite by pasting a
small image into a background image. The composite
image has the same image size and quality as the
background image. The lens cover must be open to use this
function.
Display the background image on the LCD monitor. Select
image pasting in the playback menu and press the center
button to start the pasting process.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Delete
Audio caption
Lock
Image pasting Enter
Nine frame choices are shown on the LCD
monitor. Select the frame with the controller.
Press the center button to continue.
Pressing the menu button at any time during the
operation cancels the routine. The camera
memorizes any settings entered.
Sel.
Enter
The frame is displayed on the background image.
Change the frame size using the up and down
keys; three sizes are available. Press the center
button to continue.
Size
Enter
Choose the location for the pasted image by
moving the frame with the controller keys. Press
the center button to continue.
Move
A live image is displayed in the frame. Compose
the subject inside the frame and press the
shutter-release button partway down to lock the
focus. The current recording settings are used to
capture the image and the optical zoom can be
used. Press the shutter-release button all the way
down to take the picture and complete the
operation.
Enter
Press shutter to paste.
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SLIDE SHOW
Section 2 of the playback menu controls the slide-show
function. This function automatically displays and plays all
image, audio, and movie files in order.
To start the slide-show presentation, highlight “Enter” and
press the central button of the controller.
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
Enter
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
–
On
–
–
–
During the slide show, pressing the central
button of the controller pauses and restarts
the presentation.
The left/right keys advance the next still image
or return to the previous one. During a movie,
the keys forward or rewind the clip.
Press the menu button to cancel the
presentation.
DISSOLVE
The dissolve function randomly selects a dissolve effect for
transitions between still images in the slide show. This
function can be turned on and off in section 2 of the
playback menu (p. 56).
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
CROP FRAME
A portion of a still image can be copied and saved.
Display the image to be cropped on the LCD monitor.
Highlight “Enter” in the crop-frame option in section 2 of the
playback menu and press the center button to start the
cropping process.
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
Enter
The image displayed on the
monitor is the cropped area.
1
3
2
Save
Locator
Magnification
Press the right side of the zoom
lever (T) (1) to enlarge the image.
Press the left side of the lever (W)
to decrease the image size. The
degree of magnification is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
Use the controller to scroll the
image (2).
The locator in the top right corner
of the monitor indicates the area
of the image being displayed. The
display button (3) switches
between showing the full display
and the image only.
When the image area to be cropped is displayed, press the central button of
the controller to save the image data.
Saved as PICT0034.JPG.
OK
The file name of the cropped image is displayed. Press the central
button of the controller again to complete the operation.
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E-MAIL COPY
E-mail Copy makes a standard 640 X 480 (VGA) JPEG
copy of an original still image so that it may be easily
transmitted by e-mail. If an economy image is selected for
E-mail Copy, the image quality will not change. The copy
function is selected in section 3 of the playback-mode menu
(p. 56).
DPOF set
Date print
Index print
E-mail copy
–
Off
–
–
When the copy function is used, a folder is created for the files (p. 84); copy folder name
ends in EM. The same folder is used to store e-mail copies until the number of images
exceed 9,999.Images with voice memos are copied with their audio files. Copies of
locked images are unlocked. DPOF information is not copied.
The amount of data can be converted into E-mail copies depends on the free space
remaining on the memory card. The E-mail copy function has two menu options:
This frame To copy the file displayed or highlighted in the playback mode.
To copy single or multiple files. When selected, the frame-selection screen
appears (p. 57); highlight the file to be copied with the yellow border and
then press the up key of the controller to mark it. To deselect a file to be
Marked
copied, highlight the selected thumbnail and press the down key; the
frames
indicator disappears. Continue until all the files to be copied are marked.
Press the central button of the controller to continue, or press the menu
button to cancel the operation and return to the playback menu.
Copied to 102KM_EM.
OK
When the image(s) to be converted to an e-mail file are selected,
the copy routine begins and a screen appears indicating the
name of the folder containing the copied images; press the
central button of the controller to return to the menu.
The copy-unsuccessful message appears when one or all of the
images could not be copied. Check the memory card to see
which files were copied and then repeat the procedure for the
uncopied images.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
FRAME CAPTURE
The frame-capture option in section 2 of the playback menu
allows a single frame from a movie clip can be copied and
save as a still image. The copied image has the same image
size as the original movie.
The movie from which the frame is to be captured must first
be displayed in the playback mode before opening the
playback menu. Highlight “Enter” in the frame-capture option
and press the center button of the controller to open the
capture screen.
–
On
–
–
–
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the frame to be captured.
Press the central button of the controller to
capture the frame; a confirmation screen
appears. Choosing “Yes” executes the operation,
“No” cancels it.
Rwd
The audio from approximately 7.5 seconds before and after the
point of the captured frame can be saved. Choosing “Yes” records
the movie soundtrack and saves it as an audio-caption WAV file.
Selecting “No” records no soundtrack.
When saved, the file names of the captured
image and sound track are displayed. Press the
center button of the controller to complete the
operation.
Fwd
Save
Save audio?
Yes
No
Saved as PICT0035.JPG.
PICT0035.WAV.
OK
Rwd
Fwd
Save
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MOVIE EDITING
The edit-movie option in section 2 of the playback menu
allows an unwanted section to be cut from a movie clip. The
movie to be edited must first be displayed in the playback
mode before opening the playback menu. Highlight “Enter”
in the movie edit option and press the center button of the
controller to open the editing screen.
Slide show
Dissolve
Crop frame
Frame capture
Edit movie
–
On
–
–
–
The function menu indicates the active step in the
editing procedure. The up/down key selects functions.
Function menu
Find 1st frame of cut.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display the
first frame of the section to be cut. The bar under the
image and the timer in the top right corner of the screen
show the approximate location of the point.
Use the down key to select the next step.
:function
:find
Find last frame of cut.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display the
last frame of the section to be cut. The bar under the
image and the timer in the top right corner of the screen
show the approximate location of the point.
Use the down key to select the next step.
:function
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:find
PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Preview edit.
Press the center controller
button to preview the edit.
The arrow above the bar
indicates the playback
frame.
:function
:play
Pause Rwd Fwd Vol
After playback, use the down key to continue if the edit is acceptable. To make changes
to the edit, use the up key of the controller to return to the previous steps to adjust the
start and end points. To cancel the edit operation, press the menu button.
Save edit.
Press the center controller button to save the edit; a
confirmation screen is displayed. Select “Yes” to
continue.
Save edit?
:function
:save
Save edit.
Saved as PICT0012.MOV?
Delete original file?
No
Yes
:function
:save
Yes
No
After the edited movie clip is saved, the file name is
displayed.
The original movie file can be deleted from the memory card
by selecting “Yes” on the screen. Once deleted, it cannot be
recovered. By selecting “No,” both the original and edited file
remain on the card.
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ABOUT DPOF
This camera is supported by DPOF™. The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows
direct printing of still images from digital cameras. After the DPOF file is created, the
memory card is simply taken to a photofinishing service or inserted into the memory-card
slot of DPOF compatible printers. When a DPOF file is created, a misc. folder is
automatically created on the memory card to store it (p. 84).
DPOF SETUP
The DPOF-set menu option is used to create an order for standard prints from still
images on the memory card. Single, multiple, or all images can be printed. Print orders
are created in section 3 of the playback menu (p. 56). The print menu option has four
settings:
This frame To create a DPOF file for the displayed or highlighted image.
All frames
Marked
frames
Cancel all
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To create a DPOF file for all images on the memory card.
To chose a group of images to be printed or when the number of copies of
each image varies. When selected, the frame selection screen appears (p.
57). Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight an image to be
printed. Pressing the up key marks the image. The number indicates the
number of copies that will be printed. Pressing the up key increases the
number of copies, pressing the down key decreases the number. A
maximum of nine copies can be ordered. To deselect an image for printing,
press the down key until the number of copies reaches zero and the
printer indicator disappears. Continue until all the images to be printed are
marked. Press the central button of the controller to create the DPOF file,
or press the menu button to cancel the operation and return to the
playback menu.
To delete the DPOF file.
PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
When the this-frame or all-frames setting is chosen, a screen appears requesting the
number of copies of each image; a maximum of nine copies can be ordered. Use the
up/down keys of the controller to set the required number of copies. If the all-frames
setting was used to create a print order, any additional images recorded afterwards are
not be included in the order.
DPOF files created with another camera is canceled. After the pictures have been
printed, the DPOF file remains on the memory card and must be canceled manually.
DATE PRINT
To print the date of capture with each image with a DPOF
compatible printer, turn the section 3 menu option on. To
cancel date print, simply turn the option off. How and where
the date is printed varies with the printer.
DPOF set
Date print
Index print
E-mail copy
–
Off
–
–
INDEX PRINT
To create an index print of all the images on the card, select
“Yes” in the index print option in section 3 of the playback
menu. To cancel an index print, simply change the setting to
“No.”
If an index-print order is created, any additional images
saved afterwards on the card will not be included in the
index print. The number of images printed per sheet differs
between printers. The information printed with the
thumbnails can vary.
Camera Notes
DPOF files and images can be printed directly from the camera with a DPOF compatible
PictBridge printer, see pages 90 and 95.
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SETUP MODE
The setup menu is used to control the camera’s functions and operation. The navigating
the setup menu section covers the operation of the menu. The section is followed by
detailed descriptions of the settings.
NAVIGATING THE SETUP MENU
The setup menu is opened from the other menus. It can be accessed from any of the
recording or playback menus.
Image s
Quality
White b
Key
Use the right key to highlight the setup tab
at the top of the menu.
Image size
Quality
White balance*
Key func.*
LCD brightness
Format
File # memory
Folder name
Language
2560x1920
Standard
Auto
Off
–
–
Off
Std. form
English
Index to menu functions
Audio signals, 74
Date / Time setup, 77
File # memory, 73
Focus signal, 74
Folder name, 73
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SETUP MODE
Press the central button to open the setup
menu.
Reverse the procedure to return to the original menu.
Pressing the menu button closes the setup menu and
returns to the recording or playback modes.
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Power save
1
1
1
2
3 min.
Format, 72
Language, 74
LCD brightness, 72
Power save, 75
Reset default, 76
Reset default
Date/Time set
Video output
Transfer mode
–
–
NTSC
Data storage
Shutter FX, 75
Transfer mode, 77
Video output, 78
Volume, 75
2
1
Navigating the menu is simple. The four-way keys of the
controller (1) control the cursor and change settings on the
menu. Pressing the center button of the controller selects menu
options and sets adjustments.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate menu tab;
the menu changes as the tabs are highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key; the settings
are displayed with the current setting highlighted. If “Enter” is displayed, press
the center button of the controller to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. To close the menu, press the menu button (2).
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LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be set in eleven levels. The brightness setting
screen is opened from section 1 of the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the left/right keys of the controller to adjust
the brightness, the monitor image changes
accordingly. Press the central button of the
controller to set the brightness level.
Set LCD brightness
Low
:adjust
High
:enter
FORMATTING MEMORY CARDS
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the
card is erased.
The formatting function is used to erase all data on a
memory card. Before formatting a memory card, copy the
data to a computer or storage device. Locking images will
not protect them from being deleted when the card is
formatted. Always format the memory card using the
camera; never use a computer to format a card.
LCD brightness
Format
File # memory
Folder name
Language
–
–
Off
Std. form
English
When the format option is selected and entered in section 1 of the setup menu (p. 70), a
confirmation screen appears. Choosing “Yes” formats the card, choosing “No” cancels
the formatting operation. A message appears to indicate the card has been formatted.
If the unable-to-use-card message appears, the inserted card in the camera may need to
be formatted. A memory card used in another camera may also have to be formatted
before being used.
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SETUP MODE
FILE NUMBER (#) MEMORY
If file number memory is selected, when a new folder is created, the first file stored in the
folder will have a number one greater than the last file saved. If the file number memory
is disabled, the image file number will be 0001. File number memory is activated in
section 1 of the setup menu (p. 70).
If file number memory is active and the memory card is changed, the first file saved to
the new card will have a number one greater than the last file saved on the previous card
if the new card does not contain an image with a greater file number. If it does, the file
number of the new image will be one greater than the greatest on the card.
FOLDER NAME
All recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. Folder
names come in two formats, standard and date.
Standard folders have an eight character name. The initial folder is
named 100KM007. The first three digits are the folder’s serial number,
which will increase by one each time a new folder is created. The next
two letters refer to Konica Minolta, and the last three numbers indicate
the camera used; 007 indicates a DiMAGE X50.
A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is
followed by one register for the year, two register for the month, and
two registers for the day: 101YMMDD. The folder 10140824 was
created in 2004 on August 24th.
100KM007
(Standard)
10140824
(Date)
With the date folder format selected, when an image is recorded a new folder with the
day’s date will be created. All images recorded that day are placed in that folder. Images
recorded on a different day are placed in a new folder with the corresponding date. If the
file number memory function is off, when a new folder is created, the serial number in the
image-file name is reset to 0001. If file number memory function is on, the serial number
in the image-file will be one greater than the last image saved. For more information on
folder organization and file names, see page 84.
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LANGUAGE
The language used in the menus can be
changed. The language is selected in section 1
of the setup menu (p. 70).
Highlight the current menu language in the
setup menu and press the center button of the
controller to open the language screen.
LCDbrightness
Format
File # memory
Folder name
Language
English
Enter
Use the four-way key of the controller to
highlight the new menu language.
Français
Español
Chinese
Japanese
English
Deutsch
Press the central button of the controller to set
the language.
:sel.
:enter
AUDIO SIGNALS
Every time a button is pressed, an audio signal gives a
positive confirmation of the operation. The audio signals
can be turn off in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 70). Two
audio signals are available.
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Power off
1
1
1
2
3 min.
FOCUS SIGNAL
When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, an audio signal confirms the
AF system has focused. The focus signals can be changed or turned off in section 2 of
the setup menu (p. 70). Two tones are available.
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SETUP MODE
SHUTTER FX
When the shutter is released, a shutter sound effect
will give a positive confirmation of the operation. The
sound effect can be turn off in section 2 of the setup
menu (p. 70). Two shutter effects are available; signal
1 is mechanical and signal 2 is electrical. The
mechanical shutter sound was taken from the
legendary Minolta CLE, a compact rangefinder that
represents the pinnacle of the development of the
Leitz-Minolta CL.
VOLUME
The volume of the audio signals and shutter FX can be increased or decreased in section
2 of the setup menu (p. 70). This affects the camera’s audio signals only and will not
change the playback levels of an audio track.
AUTO POWER SAVE
To conserve battery power, the camera shuts down if an operation is not made within a
certain period. To restore power, press the shutter-release button or playback button. The
length of the auto-power-save period can be changed in section 2 of the setup menu (p.
70): 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 minutes. The length of the auto-power-save period is fixed at 10
minutes when the camera is connected to a computer or PictBridge printer.
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RESET DEFAULT
This function affects all modes. When selected, a confirmation screen appears; choosing
“Yes” resets the following functions and settings, “No” cancels the operation.
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Recording mode
Focus area
Monitor display
Exposure compensation
Flash mode
Drive mode
Image size
Image quality
White balance
Custom key function
Metering mode
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Color mode
Auto reset
Voice memo
Date imprinting
Digital zoom
Instant playback
Recording mode (Movie menu)
Frame rate
Movie mode
Wide focus frame
Full display
0.0
Autoflash
Single-frame advance
2560 X 1920
Standard
Auto
Off
Multi segment
Auto
Color
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Movie
15 fps
Standard movie
Playback menu
Dissolve
Date print
On
Off
SETUP MODE
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LCD Brightness
File number (#) memory
Folder name
Audio signals
Focus signal
Shutter FX
Volume
Auto-power-save period
Transfer mode
Normal
Off
Standard
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Data storage
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DATE AND TIME
The date/time setup screen is opened from section 3 of the setup menu (p. 70). See page
20 for how the set the date and time.
TRANSFER MODE
The transfer mode must be specified depending on how the camera is to be used with a
computer or printer. Three transfer-mode options are available:
To transfer data between the camera and computer. This option must
be selected when moving image files to the computer, or using the
camera with the DiMAGE Viewer software.
Remote camera To use the live video feed from the camera on a computer.
PictBridge
To print images with a PictBridge compatible printer.
Data storage
For more on these options, refer to the data-transfer section of the manual.
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VIDEO OUTPUT
Camera images can be displayed on a television. The video output can be changed
between NTSC and PAL in section 3 of the setup menu. North America uses the NTSC
standard and Europe uses the PAL standard. Check which standard is used in your
region to play back images on your television set.
VIEWING IMAGES ON A TELEVISION
The supplied AV cable is used to view camera images on your television.
1.Turn off the television and the camera.
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2.Slide the terminal cover open. Insert the small plug of the
AV cable into the camera’s AV-out terminal. The arrow
mark on the plug should face the front of the camera.
3.Plug the other end of the AV cable into the video and
audio input terminals on the television. The yellow plug
is for the video output. The white plug is for the monaural
audio output.
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4.Turn the television on.
5.Change the television to the video channel.
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6.Press and hold the playback button until the playback
display is visible on the television screen. The camera’s
monitors do not activate when the camera is attached to
a television.
7.View images as described in the playback section.
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SETUP MODE
DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. Details on using
and installing the DiMAGE Viewer software are found in the supplied software manual.
The DiMAGE manuals do not cover the basic operation of computers or their operating
systems; please refer to the manual supplied with your computer.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For the camera to be connected directly to the computer and used as a mass-storage
device, the computer must be equipped with a USB port as a standard interface. The
computer and the operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to
support USB interface. The following operating systems are compatible with the camera:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP Home and Professional editions.
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3 - 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~ 10.2.8, 10.3 ~10.3.3.
Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America: http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe:
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com/
Users with Windows 98 or 98 Second Edition will need to install the driver software on
the included DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM (p. 81). No special driver software is required for
other Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Customers who have bought a previous DiMAGE digital camera and have installed the
Windows 98 driver software must repeat the installation procedure. The updated version
of the driver software included on the supplied DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM is required for
the operation of the DiMAGE X50 with a computer. The new software has no affect on the
performance of older DiMAGE cameras.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A COMPUTER
A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The
use of the AC adapter (sold separately) is recommended over the use of the battery. For
users with Windows 98 or 98SE, read the section on page 81 on how to install the
necessary USB driver before connecting the camera to a computer.
1.Start up the computer. The computer must be turned on before
connecting the camera.
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2.Insert the memory card into the camera. To change the memory
card while the camera is connected to a computer, see page 88.
3.Slide the USB-port cover open. Insert the small plug of the USB
cable into the camera. Make sure the plug is firmly attached.
4.Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s USB
port. Make sure the plug is firmly attached. The camera should
be connected directly to the computer’s USB port. Attaching the
camera to a USB hub may prevent the camera from operating
properly.
5.Turn on the camera to initiate the USB connection. While the
camera is connected to a computer, the data-transfer screen is
displayed.
When the USB connection is completed, a drive icon, or volume,
appears in My Computer or the desktop; the name varies with
memory card. When using Windows XP or Mac OS X, a window
opens requesting instructions on what to do with the image data;
follow the directions in the window.
Windows
Windows XP
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Mac OS
CONNECTING TO WINDOWS 98 AND 98SE
The driver needs only to be installed once. If the driver cannot be installed automatically,
it can be installed manually with the operating system’s add-new-hardware wizard; see
the instructions on the following page. During installation, if the operating system
requests the Windows 98 CD-ROM, insert it into the CD-ROM drive and follow the
accompanying instructions on the screen. No special driver software is required for other
Windows operating systems.
Automatic Installation
Before connecting the camera to the
computer, place the DiMAGE Viewer
CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. The
DiMAGE installer menu should
automatically
activate.
To
automatically install the Windows 98
USB driver, click on the “Starting up
the USB device driver installer”
button. A window appears to confirm
that the driver should be installed;
click “Yes” to continue.
A message appears when the driver
has been successfully installed. Click
“OK.” Restart the computer before
connecting the camera (p. 80).
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Manual Installation
To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow the
instructions in the connecting-the-camera-to-acomputer section on page 80.
When the camera is plugged into the computer, the
operating system will detect the new device and the
add-new-hardware-wizard window opens. Place the
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Click
“Next.”
Choose the recommended search for a suitable
driver. Click “Next.”
Choose to specify the location of the driver. The
browse window can be used to indicate the driver
location. The driver should be located in the CDROM drive at :\Win98\USB. When the location is
shown in the window, click “Next.”
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The add new hardware wizard will confirm the
location of the driver. The letter designating the CDROM drive will vary between computers. Click “Next”
to install the driver in the system.
One of three drivers may be located:
MNLVENUM.inf, USBPDR.inf, or USBSTRG.inf.
The last window confirms the driver has been
installed. Click “Finish” to close the add new
hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new
removable-disk icon is displayed. Double click on the
icon to access the camera’s memory card; see page
84.
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MEMORY CARD FOLDER ORGANIZATION
Drive Icon
Dcim
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image and audio
files can be accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders are
located in the DCIM folder. To copying images and audio
recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into a location in the
computer.
Misc
100KM007
The misc. folder
contains DPOF
print files (p. 68).
1010801
Files and folders on the memory card can
be deleted using the computer. Never
format the memory card from the computer;
always use the camera to format the card.
Only files recorded by the camera should
be stored on the memory card.
102KM_EM
PICT0001.JPG
PICT0001.WAV
PICT0002.MOV
PICT0003.WAV
Fine, standard,
or economy
image
PICT0001’s
voice-memo or
audio-caption
file
Movie clip
Audio recording
Image and audio file names begin with “PICT” followed by a four-digit file number and a
jpg, or mov extension. Voice-memo and audio-caption files have a wav extension and the
file name corresponds to their image file. Audio recordings also use the wav extension.
To copy images, simply drag and drop the file icon into a location in the computer.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
E-mail Copy images are placed in a folder ending in “EM.” When a new folder is created,
the first three digits in the folder name will be one greater than the largest folder number
on the card. When the index number in the image file name exceeds 9,999, a new folder
is created with a number one greater than the greatest folder number on the memory
card: e.g. from 100KM007 to 101KM007.
The number in the image file name may not correspond to the frame number of the
image. As images are deleted in the camera, the frame counter will adjust itself to show
the number of images on the card and reassign the frame numbers accordingly. The
serial numbers used with image files will not change when an image is deleted. When a
new image is recorded, it will be assigned a number one greater than the largest serial
number in the folder. File serial numbers can be controlled with the file-number-memory
function in section 1 of the setup menu (p. 73).
Camera Notes
Image files contain exif tag data. This data includes the time and date the image was recorded as
well as the camera settings used. This data can be viewed with the camera or the DiMAGE
Viewer software. If a camera image is opened in a image-processing application that does not
support Exif tags, and then the image is saved overwriting the original data, the exif tag
information is erased. Some Exif compatible applications rewrite the Exif data preventing the
DiMAGE Viewer from reading it. When using software other than the DiMAGE Viewer, always
make a backup copy of the image files to protect the exif tag data.
To view images correctly on your computer, the monitor’s color space may need to be adjusted.
Refer to your computer manual on how to calibrate the display to the following requirements:
sRGB, with a color temperature of 6500K, and a gamma of 2.2.
AUTO POWER SAVE - DATA-TRANSFER MODE
If the camera does not receive a read or write command within ten minutes, it will shut
down to save power. When the camera shuts down, an unsafe-removal-of-device
warning may appear on the computer monitor. Click “OK.” Neither the camera or
computer will be damaged in this operation. Unplug the USB cable and turn off the
camera. Remake the USB connection by reattaching the cable and turning the camera
on.
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DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM A COMPUTER
Never disconnect the camera when the viewfinder lamp is lit - the data or memory
card may permanently be damaged.
Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition
Confirm that the access lamp is not lit. Turn the camera off, and then disconnect the USB
cable.
Windows XP, 2000 Professional, and Me
To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon
located on the task bar. A small window opens indicating the device to be
stopped.
Click on the small window to stop
the device; the safe-to-removehardware window opens. Click on
“OK” to close the window, turn the
camera off, and then disconnect
the USB cable.
When more than one external device are connected to the computer, repeat the
procedure above except right click on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon. This will open
the unplug-or-eject-hardware window after clicking on the small window indicating the
unplug-or-eject-hardware routine.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The hardware devices to be stopped is
displayed. Highlight the device by clicking on it
then click “Stop.”
A confirmation screen appears to
indicate the devices to be stopped.
Clicking “OK” stops the device.
A third and final screen appears to
indicate the camera can be safely
disconnected from the computer.
Close the window, turn the camera
off, and then disconnect the USB
cable.
Macintosh
Confirm that the access lamp is not lit and then drag the
mass-storage device icon and drop it into the trash. Turn the
camera off, and then disconnect the USB cable.
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CHANGING THE MEMORY CARD - DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Never remove the card when the viewfinder lamp is lit - the data or memory card
may permanently be damaged.
Windows XP, 2000 Professional, and Me
1. Stop the USB connection using the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine (p. 86).
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Change the memory card.
4. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Change the memory card.
3. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
Macintosh
1. Stop the USB connection by dragging the drive icon into the trash (p. 87).
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Change the memory card.
4. Turn on the camera to remake the USB connection.
QUICKTIME SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
IBM PC / AT Compatible
Pentium processor-based PC
or compatible computer
Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP.
128MB or more of RAM
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
To install QuickTime, follow the instructions in
the installer. Macintosh users can download
the latest version of QuickTime free of charge
from the Apple Computer web site:
http://www.apple.com.
REMOVING THE DRIVER SOFTWARE - WINDOWS
1.Insert a memory card in the camera and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
Other devices must not be connected to the computer during this procedure.
2.Right click on the My-computer icon. Select “properties” from the drop-down menu.
Windows XP: from the start menu go to the control panel. Click on the performance and
maintenance category. Click “System” to open the system properties window.
3. Windows XP and 2000 Professional: select the hardware tab in the properties window
and click the device-manager button.
Windows Me and 98: click the device-manager tab in the properties window.
4.The driver file will be located in the universal-serial-bus-controller or other-devices
location of the device manager. Click on the locations to display the files. The driver
should be indicated with the camera name. Under certain conditions, the driver name
may not contain the camera name. However, the driver will be indicated by either a
question mark or exclamation point.
5. Click on the driver to select it.
6.Windows XP and 2000 Professional: click on the action button to display the drop-down
menu. Select “uninstall.” A confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove
the driver from the system.
Windows Me and 98: click the remove button. A confirmation screen will appear.
Clicking “Yes” will remove the driver from the system.
7.Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camera. Restart the computer.
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PICTBRIDGE
Confirm the transfer-mode option in section 3 of the setup
menu is set to PictBridge. Connect the camera to a
PictBridge compatible printer using the camera’s USB
cable. The larger plug on the cable is connected to the
printer. Open the AV out/ USB port cover and insert the
smaller plug of the cable into the camera. Turn the
camera on; the PictBridge screen is displayed
automatically.
Individual still images can be selected for printing on the
PictBridge screen. For other printing options, see the
menu navigation section on page 92.
The display button switches between the single frame
and index playback formats. Enlarged playback,
activated with the zoom lever, can be used to examine
image files on the screen.
Total number of prints
Number of copies
Reset default
Date/Time set
Video out
Transfer mode
Data storage
Remote camera
PictBridge
Use the left/right keys of the controller to
display the image to be printed.
Press the up key to select the number of
copies to be printed. To deselect an image
for printing, press the down key until the
number of copies reaches zero.
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:select
DATA-TRANSFER
:print
MODE
Repeat the previous steps until all the
images to be printed are selected. Press
the central button of the controller to
continue.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
:start
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Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
The number of prints in the print run are displayed as well
as the print parameters selected with the menu. See the
menu navigation section for more information (p. 92). Press
the central button of the controller to begin printing, or press
the menu button to return to the PictBridge screen.
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by pressing
the center of the controller. The printing-finished message
indicates the end of the operation; turn the camera off to end the
routine.
Printing finished.
OK
NOTES ON PRINTING ERRORS
If the battery is exhausted before the print run is complete, printing is canceled. Use a
fully-charged battery or the optional AC adapter.
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the
procedure recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major
printer error occurs, press the center of the controller to end the routine. Refer to the
printer manual for the correct procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer
settings before starting again and deselect the images that were printed.
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NAVIGATING THE PICTBRIDGE MENU
Pressing the menu button (1) turns the menu on and off. The
four-way keys of the controller (2) move the cursor in the menu.
Pressing the central button of the controller enters a setting.
The options that can be changed vary with the printer.
1
2
Activate the menu with the menu button.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate menu tab;
the menu changes as the tabs are highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option
whose setting needs to be changed.
With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key; the settings
are displayed with the current setting highlighted. If “Start” or “Enter” is
displayed, press the center of the controller to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting.
Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor returns to the menu options and the new
setting is displayed. To return to the PictBridge screen, press the menu button. Read the
following sections on information on the menu options.
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Batch print
Index print
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Index to menu functions
Batch print, 93
Data print, 95
DPOF print, 95
Paper size
Layout
Print quality
Data print
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Index print, 93
Layout, 94
Paper size, 94
DPOF print
–
Print quality, 95
Batch print
Batch print in section 1 selects all still images on the memory card for printing. Two
options are available:
All-frames - to print all images on the card. A screen opens so the number of copies of
each image can be specified. A maximum number of twenty images can be printed.
Reset - to cancel changes made with the batch print option or with the print selection
screen.
Index print
An index print of all still images on the memory card can be made. The quality and size
of the print can be specified with the camera menu. The number of images per page
varies with the printer. The print-setup confirmation screen is displayed before the print
routine starts.
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Paper size
The paper size of the print can be specified in
section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer
setup option uses the size set with the printer.
Highlight the current size setting in the menu
and press the center button of the controller to
open the paper-size screen.
Paper size
Layout
Print quality
Data print
Printer setup
:enter
Paper size
Use the four-way key of the controller to
highlight the paper size.
Press the central button of the controller to set
the paper size.
Printer setup
L
Postcard
2L
A4
:sel
2” x 3” card
100mmX150mm
4” x 6”
8” x 10”
Letter
:enter
Printing Notes
The following are the dimensions for postcard, L, and 2L paper sizes
in both millimeters and inches for your reference:
Postcard
L
2L
100 X 148mm
89 X 127mm
127 X 178mm
3.9 X 5.9 in.
3.5 X 5.0 in.
5.0 X 7.0 in.
Layout
The layout of the print can be set in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup
option uses the layout parameters of the printer. Borderless printing can be specified with
the camera as well as the number of images per page.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Print quality
The print quality can be set in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer-setup option
uses the quality set with the printer. The fine quality can be specified with the camera.
Data print
Data can be printed with the image. The printer-setup option uses the options set with
the printer. The date of capture and the file name can be selected for printing. Data
printing can also be disabled with the menu.
DPOF print
DPOF print in section 3 of the PictBridge menu allows still images and an index print
selected with the DPOF printing options in section 3 of the playback menu to be printed
from a DPOF compatible PictBridge printer. Simply select the start option from the menu
to begin the routine.
No. of prints:
Print size:
Layout:
Print quality:
Data print:
:start
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Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
Printer setup
The number of prints in the print run are displayed; an index
print is counted as one. Press the central button of the
controller to begin printing, or press the menu button to
return to the PictBridge menu.
Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by pressing
the center of the controller. The printing-finished message
indicates the end of the operation; press the center of the
controller and turn the camera off to end the routine.
Printing finished.
OK
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REMOTE CAMERA SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For the camera to be connected directly to
the computer and used as a remote
imaging device, the computer must be
equipped with a USB port as a standard
interface. The computer and the operating
system must be guaranteed by their
manufacturers to support USB interface.
See chart for system requirements.
The remote-camera driver software must
be installed. Specific application software,
such as Microsoft Net Meeting, is required
to view the images. This function cannot
be used with Macintosh computers.
Minimum system requirements
Pentium II 300MHz or later
Windows XP, 2000 Professional,
Me, and 98 Second Edition
128MB of RAM. 256MB with Windows XP.
200MB of hard-disk space
800 X 600 16-bit color monitor
Remote camera tested with Microsoft Net
Meeting and Windows Messenger
INSTALLING THE REMOTE CAMERA DRIVER
The driver needs only to be installed once. This
driver is not compatible with Macintosh operating
systems.
Before connecting the camera to the computer,
place the DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in the CDROM drive. The DiMAGE installer menu should
automatically activate. To install the driver, click on
the “Starting up the DiMAGE remote camera driver
installer” button.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The InstallSheild Wizard window is displayed. Click the
“Next >” button to continue.
The license agreement is displayed. if you accept the
agreement, click the “Yes” button to continue.
Read the entire agreement carefully before continuing.
If you do not agree to the terms, click the “No” button
to exit the installation program.
An installation confirmation screen appears. To install
the remote camera driver, click “Yes.’ The “No” button
cancels the operation without installing the driver.
When the driver installation has been completed, a
message is displayed. Click the “Finish” button to
complete the operation.
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CONNECTING THE REMOTE CAMERA
Before the camera can be connected to a computer, the remote camera driver must be
installed, see page 96. A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is
connected to a computer. The use of the AC adapter set (sold separately) is
recommended over the use of the battery. For users with Windows 98SE, the USB driver
must be installed before connecting the camera to a computer (p. 81).
1.Select Remote Camera from the transfer mode option in
section 3 of the setup menu.
2.Start up the computer. The computer must be turned on
before connecting the camera.
Reset default
Date/Time set
Video out
Transfer mode
3.Slide the USB-port cover open. Insert the small plug of
the USB cable into the camera. Make sure the plug is
firmly attached.
4.Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s
USB port. Make sure the plug is firmly attached. The
camera should be connected directly to the computer’s
USB port. Attaching the camera to a USB hub may
prevent the camera from operating properly.
Data storage
Remote camera
PictBridge
3
5 Turn on the camera to initiate the USB connection. A live
image is displayed on the monitor.
To view the live image on the computer, follow the
instructions for the application used. Refer to the
application’s instruction manual or help section for details.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Remote Camera
NOTES ON REMOTE CAMERA OPERATION
When using the remote camera, exposure, white balance, and camera sensitivity are set
to auto. The optical and 4.3X digital zoom are active. There are no menu controls. The
monitor cannot be turned off. The flash is disabled. There is no audio.
The camera can be focused periodically by pressing the
shutter-release button partway down. The AF system does
not continually focus when the button is pressed and held so
the operation should be repeated as the subject distances
changes.
Because of the data rate, there may be delays when the
camera is focused or zoomed.
Refer to the applications instruction manual on how the view
the remote feed. With Microsoft Net Meeting, simply click on
the play button. The option dialog box allows remote control
over some of the camera’s functions. By clicking on
the source button in the video tab, zoom and focus
controls can be accessed; the controls are located
on the camera control tab of the dialog
box. Image magnification can be
adjusted with the zoom slider. Clicking
the auto check box on the focus option
focuses the camera. However, focus is
not continuous and the box must be
checked each time focusing is
required.
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Troubleshooting
The section covers minor problems with basic camera operation. For major problems or
damage, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact our service facility.
Problem
The camera
will not work.
Shutter will
not release.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The batteries are dead.
Recharge batteries (p. 14).
The AC adapter is not
connected properly.
Check that the adapter is
connected to the camera and a
live electrical outlet (p. 17).
Card-full
warning
appears on the
monitor.
Memory card is full and
unable to store an image
at the image-quality or
image-size setting on the
camera.
Insert a new memory card (p.
18), delete some images (p.
33), or change the imagequality or image-size setting (p.
42).
Card-locked
warning
appears on the
monitor.
Memory card is locked.
Unlock the memory card using
the write-protect switch (p. 19).
Nothing displayed on the
monitors.
Subject
appears too
far to the right
in the image.
Viewfinder was used for framing. Parallax
is apparent with subjects closer than 1m
(3ft.) at the zoom’s wide-angle position or
3m (10ft) at the telephoto position.
Only use the LCD monitor for
framing close subjects.
Part of the
image area is
hidden behind
a dark object.
Viewfinder was
The lens was partially
used to
covered with an object or
capture the
finger.
image.
When using the viewfinder, take
care not to cover the lens.
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Focus signal is
red.
Pictures are
not sharp.
Pictures are
taken indoors
or in low-light
situations without flash.
While using
flash, the pictures are too
dark.
Subject is too close.
Make sure the subject is within
the autofocus range (p. 26) or
use the macro mode (p. 30).
A special situation is
preventing the autofocus
system from focusing (p.
27).
Use the focus-lock function to
focus on an object at the same
distance as the subject (p. 26).
Slow shutter speeds
result in blurred images
when the camera is
hand-held.
Use a tripod, change the camera sensitivity to a higher setting
(p. 46), or use the flash (p. 28).
The subject is beyond the flash
range (p. 46).
Move closer to the subject or
change the camera sensitivity to
a higher setting (p. 46).
If the camera does not function normally, turn it off, remove and reinsert the battery, or
unplug and reconnect the AC adapter set. Always turn the camera off using the main
switch otherwise the memory card may be damaged and camera settings reset.
ABOUT THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CHARGER CORD
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the sales region. Only use the cord
in the region it was purchased.
Region
Product code
Continental Europe, China, Korea, Singapore (220-240V)
APC-110
Great Britain, Hong Kong (220V-240V)
APC-120
United States, Canada, Taiwan (110V-120V)
APC-130
Japan (100V)
APC-140
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CARE AND STORAGE
Read this section in its entirety to get the best results from your camera. With proper
care, your camera will provide years of service.
Camera care
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Turn off the camera when transporting.
• This camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof. Inserting or removing batteries or
the memory card, or operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.
• When at the beach or near water, take care not to expose the camera to water or sand.
Water, sand, dust, or salt can damage the camera.
• Do not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens directly at the sun;
the CCD may be damaged.
Cleaning
• If the camera or the outside of the lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
If the camera or lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles.
Wiping may scratch the surface.
• To clean the lens surface, first blow away any dust or sand, then gently wipe the lens
with a cloth or tissue designed for optics. Use lens-cleaning fluid if necessary.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
Storage
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For long
periods of disuse, store the camera in an airtight container with a silica-gel drying
agent.
• Remove the batteries and memory card from the camera when not in use for extended
periods.
• Do not store the camera in an area with naphthalene or mothballs.
• During long periods of storage, operate the camera occasionally. When taking the
camera out of storage, check that the camera is functioning properly before using.
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Memory cards
SD Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards are manufactured with precision electronic
components. The following may cause data loss or damage:
• Improper use of the card.
• Bending, dropping, or subjecting the card to impact.
• Heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
• Static electrical discharge or electromagnetic fields near the card.
• Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or a computer is
accessing the card (reading, writing, formatting, etc.).
• Touching the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or metal objects.
• Using the card beyond its life. Purchasing a new card periodically may be necessary.
Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any loss or damage to data. It is recommended
that a copy of the card data be made.
Batteries
• Battery performance decreases with temperature. In cold environments, we
recommend keeping spare batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat.
Batteries can recover their power when they warm up.
• Do not store the battery when it is fully charged.
• When storing the battery for extended periods, recharge it for five minutes every six
months. The battery may not be able to be charged if completely exhausted.
• Keep battery and camera charger contacts clean. Dirty contacts can prevent charging.
If the contacts become dirty, wipe them with a cotton swab.
Before important events and journeys
• Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries.
• Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment
malfunction.
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Operating temperatures and conditions
• This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F).
• Never leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car
parked in the sun, or to extreme humidity.
• When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic
bag to prevent condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room
temperature before removing it from the bag.
LCD monitor care
• The LCD monitor is manufactured using high-precision technology and more than
99.99% of the pixels operate properly. Less than 0.01% of the monitor pixels are
displayed as color or bright points; this is not a monitor defect and does not affect the
recorded image.
• Do not apply pressure to the surface of the LCD monitor; it may be permanently
damaged.
• In cold temperatures, the LCD monitor may become temporarily dark. When the
camera warms up, the display will function normally.
• If fingerprints are on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
Copyright
• TV program, films, video tapes, photographs, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording or duplication of such material may be contrary to copyright
laws. Taking pictures or images of performances, exhibitions, etc., is prohibited without
approval and can infringe on copyright. Images protected by copyright can only be used
under the provisions within the copyright laws.
Questions and service
• If you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or write to
the Konica Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera for repair, please contact a Konica Minolta service facility.
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WHAT IS AN EV?
Ev stands for exposure value. A
change of one Ev adjusts the
exposure calculated by the camera
by a factor of two.
+2.0 Ev
+1.0 Ev
0.0 Ev
–1.0 Ev
–2.0 Ev
4X as much light
2X as much light
Calculated exposure
1/2 as much light
1/4 as much light
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Number of effective pixels:
CCD:
5.0 million
1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of
5.4 million pixels.
Camera sensitivity (ISO):
Automatic (between ISO 50 - 160 equivalent)
Manual: ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
Aspect ratio:
4:3
Lens construction:
11 elements in 9 groups.
Maximum aperture:
f/2.8 - f/5.0
Focal length:
6.1 - 17.1 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 - 105 mm)
Focusing range:
0.1m (4 in.) - infinity (from the front of the camera)
0.06m (2.4 in.) - infinity (Super Macro)
Autofocusing system:
Video AF
Shutter:
CCD electronic shutter plus mechanical shutter
Shutter speeds:
4 - 1/1000s
Flash recycling time:
Approximately 6 seconds
Viewfinder:
Optical real-image zoom viewfinder.
Monitor LCD:
5.2 cm (2 inch) digital-interface TFT color
Monitor field of view:
Approximately 100%
A/D conversion:
10 bits
Recording media:
SD Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards
File formats:
JPEG, motion JPEG (MOV), WAV. DCF 1.0, DPOF,
and Exif 2.2 compliant.
Print Image Matching II:
Yes
Menu languages:
Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, and
Chinese (Simplified).
Battery:
Konica Minolta NP-700 lithium-ion battery.
Battery performance (recording): Approximately 150 frames: based on the CIPA
(Camera & Imaging Products Association) standard:
NP-700 lithium-ion battery, SD memory card included in the product package, LCD monitor on,
2560x1920 image size, standard image quality, no
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Battery performance (playback):
External power source:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Operating temperature:
Operating humidity:
instant playback, no voice memo, flash used with
50% of the frames.
Approximately 380 frames: NP-700 lithium-ion battery, SD memory card included in the product package, LCD monitor off, 2560x1920 image size, standard image quality, no instant playback, no voice
memo, flash used with 50% of the frames.
Approximate continuous playback time: 170 min.:
NP-700 lithium-ion battery, LCD monitor on, no audio
playback.
Optional AC-4 or AC-5 adapter
83.5 (W) X 62.0 (H) X 23.5 (D) mm
3.3 (W) X 2.4 (H) X 0.9 (D) in.
Approximately 125g / 4.4oz.
(without battery or memory card)
0° - 40°C
45 - 85% (noncondensing)
Lithium-ion Battery NP-700
Voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
3.7V
19g / 0.7oz.
15.5 (W) X 15.0 (H) X 47.5 (D) mm
0.6 (W) X 0.6 (H) X 1.9 (D) in.
Battery Charger BC-800
Input voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
64.5g / 2.3oz.
45.0 (W) X 31.0 (H) X 85.0 (D) mm
1.8 (W) X 1.2 (H) X 3.3 (D) in.
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
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and the Universal Copyright Convention.
9222-2734-11 P-A405
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