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DC E1000 Digital Camera
User Manual
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Copyright
Copyright 2007 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or computer language, in
any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without
the prior written permission of this company.
Disclaimer
BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the
contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time
in the contents hereof without obligation of this company to notify any person of such revision or changes.
Taking care of your camera
• The camera operating temperature is between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius. It is normal for the operating time to
be shortened when the temperature is low.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
– Direct sunlight
– High and dusty places
– Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
– In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
– Unstable locations
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not use solvents, such as alcohol, to clean your camera.
• If the lens is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the lens with your fingers.
• To prevent electric shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, store your camera in a dry place.
• Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Do not use your camera in or near water.
• If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and remove the
batteries. Remove the foreign substance or water, and send it to the maintenance center.
• Transfer the data to the computer as soon as possible to avoid losing your images and / or video clips.
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be disposed of as household
waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to the applicable take-back
scheme for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more information about recycling
of this equipment, please contact your city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or your
household waste disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources and
ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health & environment.
CE Regulatory Notice
Hereby, BenQ Corp. declares under our responsibility that the product is in conformity with the requirements
set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating,
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC).
A "Declaration of Conformity" in accordance with the above Directives has been made and is available from
BenQ Corp. upon request.
FCC Statement
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 o. 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 receiver.
• Connect the equipment into 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.
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1.1 Checking the package contents ............................................. 1
1.2 Camera components .......................................................... 1
1.2.1 Front view ........................................................... 1
1.2.2 Rear view ............................................................. 2
1.2.3 LED indicators ..................................................... 2
2. Preparing Your Camera for Use ............................................... 3
2.1 Installing the batteries......................................................... 3
2.2 Charging the battery ........................................................... 4
2.3 Inserting and removing an SD memory card........................... 4
3. Using the Camera .................................................................... 6
3.1 Navigator ......................................................................... 6
3.2 LCD monitor information (REC mode)................................. 6
3.3 Getting started................................................................... 7
3.3.1 Turning the power on / off ..................................... 7
3.3.2 Choosing the screen language ................................. 7
3.3.3 Setting the date and time ........................................ 7
3.3.4 Snapshot mode ..................................................... 7
3.3.4.1 Getting started with capturing images ................ 7
3.3.5 Using the flash ...................................................... 8
3.3.6 Using the self-timer and burst ................................. 8
3.3.7 Using the zoom function ........................................ 9
3.3.8 Focus mode ......................................................... 9
3.4 Menu options.................................................................. 10
3.4.1 Changing the mode ............................................. 10
3.4.1.1 Switching between REC mode and PLAY mode . 10
3.4.1.2 Selecting the Scene mode ............................... 10
3.4.2 Using the menus ................................................. 11
3.4.2.1 REC menu list (still image) ............................ 11
3.4.2.2 REC menu list (movie) .................................. 12
3.4.3 Setup menu ....................................................... 12
3.4.3.1 Setup menu list ............................................ 13
3.5 Recording movie clips ...................................................... 14
3.6 Recording audio clips ....................................................... 14
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Table of Contents
1. Touring Your Camera.............................................................. 1
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3.7 Other recording functions ................................................. 15
3.7.1 Setting the quality ............................................... 15
3.7.2 Setting the metering ............................................ 15
3.7.3 Setting the white balance ...................................... 15
3.7.4 Setting the ISO ................................................... 16
3.7.5 Setting the Exposure ............................................ 16
3.7.6 Setting the AEB .................................................. 16
3.7.7 Setting the highlight ............................................ 16
3.7.8 Setting the sharpness ........................................... 16
3.7.9 Setting the photo effect ........................................ 16
3.7.10 Setting the date stamp .......................................... 17
3.7.11 Setting Stabilizer ................................................. 17
3.7.12 Setting Face tracking............................................ 17
3.7.13 Setting Photo Frame ............................................ 17
3.7.14 Setting AF lamp .................................................. 17
3.7.15 Setting Av/Tv/M ................................................. 17
3.8 Playback ......................................................................... 18
3.8.1 Playing back images............................................. 18
3.8.2 Playing back movie clips ...................................... 18
3.8.3 Magnifying & trimming still images ....................... 18
3.8.4 Viewing in thumbnail .......................................... 18
3.8.5 Playing a slide show ............................................. 19
3.8.6 Deleting a single file or all files .............................. 19
3.8.7 Deleting multiple files .......................................... 19
3.8.8 Setting the DPOF for printing ............................... 20
3.8.9 Other playback functions ..................................... 20
4. PC Dependent Features ......................................................... 21
4.1 Bundled software ............................................................. 21
4.2 Transferring files to your computer..................................... 21
4.2.1 Step 1: Connect the digital camera to your computer 22
4.2.2 Step 2: Download images or video clips .................. 22
5. Troubleshooting .................................................................... 23
6. Specifications ........................................................................ 25
7. Service Information ............................................................... 26
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Touring Your Camera
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Checking the package contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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•
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1.2
User Manual
Digital camera
USB cable
Lithium-ion battery
Hand strap
Software CD-ROM
Battery charger
AC power adapter
Pouch
AV cable
Available accessories may vary depending on sales region.
If any of the items are missing or appear to be damaged, contact your dealer. Save the
packaging in case you need to ship your camera for service.
All electronic accessories (such as USB, AV cable, adapter, charger, and battery) are
designed to work with this BenQ Digital Camera only. Do not use them with other
Digital Camera to avoid possible damage.
Camera components
1.2.1 Front view
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Stabilizer
Shutter button
Status LED indicator
Power button
Built-in flash
Speaker
Self-timer LED/AF lamp
Lens/Lens cover
Microphone
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1.2.2 Rear view
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1.
2.
LCD monitor
W
Zoom-out or thumbnail
3. T
Zoom-in
4. PLAY mode
5. Menu
6. Navigator -- four-way
control and OK
7. MODE button
8. Delete / PASM (Av/Tv/M)
mode
9. Tripod mount
10. PC (USB) / AV Out
terminal
11. Battery/SD memory card
cover
12. Strap eyelet
1.2.3 LED indicators
Indicator
Status LED
Self-timer LED
State
Description
No light
The digital camera is off.
Solid green
The digital camera is ready to capture images.
Blinking
green
The flash is charging, or the digital camera is in a process.
Red
Self-timer or AF lamp is in a process.
• It is normal for the camera to become warm during operation, because camera casing can
conduct heat.
• The LCD display on this camera is manufactured with sophisticated technology, and more
than 99.99% of the pixels on the LCD display meet standard specifications. Yet, it is
possible that less than 0.01% of the pixels on the LCD display may have some light spots
or show unusual colors. This is normal and does not indicate display malfunction, nor will
this affect the pictures you take with the camera.
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Preparing Your Camera for Use
2.1
Installing the batteries
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A
We highly recommend that you use only the
specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery for
your camera. Make sure that the power of the B
camera is off before inserting or removing the
battery.
To insert the battery:
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover
(A).
2. Insert the battery in the correct direction
shown (B).
C
3. Push the battery all the way down, until
the battery lock lever clicks into place (C).
4. Close the battery/SD memory card cover
(D).
To remove the battery:
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover.
2. Release the battery lock lever.
D
When the battery has come out a little, gently
pull it out the rest of the way.
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Charging the battery
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The battery charge status affects the performance of the camera. To maximize the
performance and life of the battery, it is recommended that you fully charge the battery using
the specified charger set (charger and AC power adapter), and then fully discharge it through
the normal use at least one time. Make sure that the power of the camera is off before
inserting the battery.
1. Insert the battery into the charger as shown
in the illustration.
2. Connect one end of the AC power adapter
to the charger.
3. Connect the other end of the AC power
adapter to a wall outlet.
4. When the battery is being charged, the
charger LED indicator lights up in red.
When the battery is fully charged, it turns
into green.
The length of the charging time depends on the ambient temperature and the status of
the battery.
• The camera must be used with the specified charger set. Damage caused by the use of an
incorrect charger set is not covered under the warranty. Always make sure that the
camera is off before removing the battery.
• The battery may be warm after being charged or used. This is normal and not a
malfunction.
• When using the camera in cold environments, keep the camera and its battery warm by
holding it inside your jacket or other warm protective environment.
2.3
Inserting and removing an SD memory card
The camera is equipped with internal memory,
allowing you to record video clips and capture
images. You can also expand the memory capacity
by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory
card to store more files.
1. Always make sure the camera is turned off
before inserting or removing a memory card.
2. Insert an SD memory card in the correct
orientation as shown in the illustration.
3. Close the battery / SD memory card cover.
To remove the SD memory card, make sure the
camera is turned off. Press lightly on the edge
of the memory card and it will eject.
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• Be sure to format the SD memory card
with this camera before the initial use.
• To prevent valuable data from being
accidentally erased from an SD memory
card, you can slide the write-protect tab
(on the side of the SD memory card) to
“LOCK”.
• To save, edit, or erase data on an SD
memory card, you must unlock the card.
• SD memory card in the following sizes
are supported: 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB,
512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB and 4GB SDHC. The
camera is compatible with SD memory
cards manufactured by Panasonic,
Toshiba, and Sandisk. Please contact
your local dealer for purchase
information.
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Using the Camera
3.1
Navigator
You can use the Navigator with four-way control and one OK button to access numerous
controls of your camera.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3.2
Up
or Play (video playback only)
Focus mode or left
Down
Flash mode or right
OK
LCD monitor information (REC mode)
9999
P
EV
-1.0
1. Scene mode
2. Flash
3. Focus
4. Self-timer/Burst
5. Resolution
6. Quality
7. Shots remaining
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A 100
8. ISO
9. White balance
10. Metering
11. EV compensation
12. Focus Area
13. Histogram
14. Battery
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Getting started
3.3.1 Turning the power on / off
•
Press the [
] button until the digital camera turns on. Or, you can press the [
button when the camera is off to turn on the camera.
•
To turn the power off, press the [
]
] button again.
3.3.2 Choosing the screen language
1. Press MENU, and then press [
]/[
] to move to the Setup menu
2. Press [ ] or [ ] to move to Language, and then press [
language you want.
3. Press OK.
.
] or OK to select the
3.3.3 Setting the date and time
1. Press MENU, and then press [
]/[
] to move to the Setup menu.
2. Press [
] or [
] to move to Date & Time, and then press [
3. Press [
] or [
] to select Year, Month, Day, Time, and Format fields.
•
To increase a value, press [
] or OK.
].
• To decrease a value, press [ ].
• The time is displayed in 24 hour format.
4. Press OK.
3.3.4 Snapshot mode
3.3.4.1
Getting started with capturing images
1 Press down halfway.
1. Press the [
] button for more than one second to
turn on the camera.
2. Compose your image in the LCD monitor under
Snapshot Mode.
3. Press the shutter button down halfway (1), and then
press it down fully (2).
• Pressing the shutter button down halfway
automatically focuses and adjusts the exposure.
2 Press down fully.
• The focus area frame turns green when the camera
is focused and the exposure is determined.
• When the focus or exposure is not suitable, the frame of the focus area turns red.
• To review the last captured image, press the
button. Press the
button to return
to Snapshot mode.
• The LCD monitor darkens in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a malfunction.
• To prevent your images from being blurred while pressing the shutter button, always hold
the camera steady. This is especially important when you are shooting under low lighting
conditions, under which your camera may reduce the shutter speed to ensure your
images are properly exposed.
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3.3.5 Using the flash
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The flash is not only for taking pictures when there is insufficient light, but also when the
subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Pressing the flash button cycles your camera
through the various flash modes. The flash will not activate when continuous shooting or
movie recording.
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode.
2. Pressing the flash button changes the flash mode. Each time the flash button is pressed,
the flash icon changes.
3. Press the shutter button to take a picture.
Icon
Flash mode
Description
Auto flash
Flash fires automatically when shooting conditions require extra
lighting.
Red-eye
reduction
Flash strobes to let the subject eyes adjust to the flash, then fires
again to take the actual image. Your camera will detect the
subject brightness and use the flash only when required.
Force on
Flash fires every time you take a photo, regardless of lighting
conditions.
Slow sync
Flash fires with a slow shutter speed.
Force off
The flash never fires even in dark situation.
3.3.6 Using the self-timer and burst
Use the self-timer to set a delay from the time the shutter button is pressed to the time the
image is shot. Use the burst to record continuous still images shooting.
1. Turn the power on.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Press [ ] / [
the submenu.
] to select Drive mode and then press [
] or the OK button to launch
4. Press [ ] / [ ] to select an option and press the OK button to apply the setting. Press
the MENU button to close the menu and the shutter button to take pictures.
Icon
Drive mode Description
-
Off
Record a single image.
2 sec.
The shutter release will be delayed for 2 seconds.
10 sec.
The shutter release will be delayed for 10 seconds.
Double
Press and release the shutter. This will record the first image after 10
seconds, and then record the second one after another 2 seconds.
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Drive mode
Description
Burst
Keep pressing the shutter button fully to take a continuous shooting.
Release the shutter button to stop shooting. Note that the LCD is
temporarily turned off during shooting to save power.
Timer Burst
Press and release the shutter. After a 2-second countdown, the camera
will start taking a continuous shooting. This will stop when you press
and release the shutter again, or until the memory card is full.
Speedy Burst Press and release the shutter. When the photo size you selected is 2M or
VGA, Speedy Burst will take a continuous shooting at the speed of 12
shots per second. This will stop when you press and release the shutter
again, or until the memory card is full.
3.3.7 Using the zoom function
Your camera has a combination of optical and digital zoom functions that allows you to
zoom in on far away subjects or zoom out for a wide angle shot.
The optical zoom is achieved by mechanically adjusting the lens of the camera. The digital
zoom enlarges or shrinks the image using a software process.
1. Make the zoom setting, and point the camera at the subject.
2. Press the zoom button (W/T) to compose the image.
[W]: zoom out for a wide-angle shot.
[T]: zoom in for a telephoto shot.
• When the zoom button is pressed, the zoom bar appears on the LCD monitor.
• When the optical zoom factor is at maximum, zooming stops temporarily. Press the
[T] again, the camera switches to the digital zoom automatically and zooming
continues.
• You can use optical zoom in movie recording.
3. Press the shutter button to take a picture.
3.3.8 Focus mode
Icon
Flash mode
Description
Auto focus
Adjusts focus automatically.
Macro
Used when capturing images at close distance.
Pan Focus
Used when you want to capture everything (for example, fastmoving objects or subjects in the dark) from near to far in an
acceptable focus.
Infinity
Used when capturing images at long distance.
Super Macro
Adds the digital zoom in addition to the optical zoom to provide
better macro range without sacrificing image quality.
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Menu options
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3.4.1 Changing the mode
You can record images and voices in the REC mode. And using the PLAY mode to replay,
delete, or edit images on the LCD monitor.
3.4.1.1
•
•
Switching between REC mode and PLAY mode
In REC mode, press the PLAY button to switch to the PLAY mode.
In PLAY mode, press the PLAY or the MODE button to switch to the REC mode.
3.4.1.2
Selecting the Scene mode
1. Set the camera to the REC mode.
2. Press the MODE button to show the scene mode palette.
3. Use the four-way control to select a desired mode and press OK to confirm the setting.
Icon
Mode
Description
Program
The camera makes settings suitable for the shooting conditions.
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Movie
For recording movie clips.
Shake-Free
Reduces blur caused by camera vibration. A higher shutter speed is used
in this mode, and the photo might become less brighter.
Landscape
Used for the wide scenic views.
Sports
Captures a fast-moving subject.
Backlight
Shoots the image of backlight object by changing metering.
Night Scene
Shoots the subject while keeping the background night scenery.
Night Scene
Portrait
Keeps both the subject and the night scene clearly.
Snow
Used for the beach or snow scenes.
Fireworks
Uses a slow shutter speed to take fireworks exploding.
Building
Enhances the edges of the subject.
Soft Flowing
Water
Captures the moments of motion blur on water.
High ISO
Portrait
Makes people stand out with the background out-of-focus even in a dark
environment. In this mode, a higher ISO value (maximum 1600) is used.
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Description
Higher saturation makes food more appetizing.
Candle Light Makes a picture look warm, and thus captures the mood under candle
light source. Flash is always off.
Party
Captures the party atmosphere usually under indoor light source.
Text
Enhances the black & white contrast.
Kids
Takes a still image to capture moving kids.
Sunset
Enhances the red hue for recording sunset images.
Soft Skin
Enhances the tone of skin so that the facial skin appears smooth.
Sketch
Uses a hand drawing effect to emphasize the outlines in the photo.
Oil Painting
Simulates oil painting brushes to make an oil painting effect.
Photo
Collage
Lets you take 2 or 4 shots, and then combines them into one photo as a
photo collage.
Voice REC
For recording audio.
• The higher the ISO value, the grainer you might see in the image.
3.4.2 Using the menus
When a menu is displayed, the four-way control and the OK button are used to make the
desired settings.
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode.
2. Press the MENU and then press the [
3. Press [ ] / [
the submenu.
]/[
] to select the REC menu.
] or the OK button to launch
] to select a menu item and then press [
4. Press [ ] / [ ] to select an option and press the OK button to apply the setting.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
3.4.2.1
Menu item
Resolution
Quality
REC menu list (still image)
Available settings
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
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Metering
White Balance
/
/
/
/
/
/
ISO
Exposure
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/ 1200 / 1600
-2.0 EV ~ +2.0 EV
Drive Mode
AEB
Off /
2 /
10 /
/
/
/
Off / On
Highlight
Off /
Sharpness
/
/
/
/
Effect
Normal/ B&W / Sepia / Negative / Red / Green / Blue
Date Stamp
Off / Date / Date & Time
Face Tracking
Off / On
Photo Frame
Off / 1-10 frames
AF Lamp
Off / On
Digital Zoom
3.4.2.2
Off
/ Wise Zoom
/ Digital Zoom
REC menu list (movie)
Menu item
Available settings
Movie Size
Metering
White Balance
Digital Zoom
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Off / On
3.4.3 Setup menu
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC or PLAY mode.
2. Press the MENU, and then press the [
3. Press [ ] / [
the submenu.
]/[
] to select the Setup menu
] to select a menu item and then press [
.
] or the OK button to launch
4. Press [ ] / [ ] to select an option and press the OK button to apply the setting.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Setup menu list
Menu item
Sounds
Auto Review
LCD Save
Power Save
Functions
[Shutter]
Sets the shutter sound on and off.
[Start-up]
Sets a type of the start-up sound.
[Beep]
Sets the operation sound on and off.
[Volume]
Adjusts the volume of the shutter sound, startup sound, beep and playback sound.
[Off]
The captured image will not automatically
display after shooting.
[1 sec.]
The captured image will display for 1 seconds
after shooting.
[3 sec.]
The captured image will display for 3 seconds
after shooting.
[5 sec.]
The captured image will display for 5 seconds
after shooting.
[Off]
Always turns on the LCD backlight when the
camera is on.
[5 sec.]
Turns off the LCD backlight if the camera is idle
for more than 5 seconds.
[10 sec.]
Turns off the LCD backlight if the camera is idle
for more than 10 seconds.
[20 sec.]
Turns off the LCD backlight if the camera is idle
for more than 20 seconds.
[1 min.]
For power consumption, the camera is turned
off automatically for a period of time.
[3 min.]
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Date & Time
Sets the date & time.
Language
Select a language for display menus and other information.
File No.
Use this function if the camera experiences a "Folder cannot be
created" error or if you want to restart numbering, for example,
after erasing all files.
TV Out
[Series]
Store the latest used file number no matter
deleting files or inserting a new memory card.
[Reset]
Reset file numbering each time the memory
card is changed. Resetting the file number is
useful for avoiding the file name duplication
when images are downloaded to a computer.
You can review images on a television with a supplied AV cable.
TV Out should be set to either NTSC or PAL depending on
your region. For details about which system should be used, check
with your local authorities.
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Menu item
Functions
USB
[Computer]
[Printer]
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Sets the USB mode to connect the camera with
a printer or computer.
Start-up Image
Sets a recorded image as the start-up image.
Format
To erase all data stored in the memory card if you are using a card,
or all data stored in the internal memory if there is no card
inserted.
A “Busy...please wait” message displays and the memory card is
starting format.
A “Completed” message displays when finish formatting.
All data will be deleted including protected files. Be sure to
download important files to your computer before formatting.
Reset All
Resets the entire menu and button operation settings to initial
default.
The following settings do not change after Reset All:
Date & Time setting
Language setting
TV out setting
Battery Type
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Recording movie clips
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Movie mode.
2. Compose the subject on the monitor.
• Aim the focus area to the subject that you want to take.
• The LCD monitor displays the available recording time
3. Start recording.
• Press the shutter button to start recording.
• Using the zoom button to adjust the image size.
• The White Balance is set and locked to the settings of the first frame.
• Sound cannot be recorded while pressing the zoom button.
• You can use optical zoom in movie recording.
4. Finish recording.
• Press the shutter again to end recording.
• The camera will stop recording automatically when the memory capacity has been
reached.
3.6
Recording audio clips
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Voice REC mode.
2. Press the shutter button to start recording.
• The voices are recorded from the microphone of the camera. Be careful to avoid
touching the microphone while recording.
3. Press the shutter button again to end recording.
• The camera will stop recording automatically when the memory capacity has been
reached.
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3.7.1 Setting the quality
Compression
Purpose
Super Fine
Shoot higher quality images.
Fine
Shoot normal quality images.
Normal
Shoot for more images.
3.7.2 Setting the metering
There are 3 different light metering options available on your camera.
Icon
Mode
Description
Center
Light is measured from the entire shooting screen, but gives more
importance to the values near the center.
Multi
Selects an exposure based on readings from multiple points in the
subject area
Spot
Selects an exposure based on a single reading taken from the center
of your picture.
3.7.3 Setting the white balance
Adjust the white balance to match different light sources such as sunlight, incandescent
(tungsten) lighting or, fluorescent lighting.
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Mode
Description
Auto
Automatically corrects white balance. Ideal for general photography.
Daylight
Adjusts for bright sun conditions, or natural light conditions.
Cloudy
Adjusts for cloudy days or twilight conditions.
Tungsten
Adjusts for normal indoor lighting conditions. Corrects the orange
hue of household light bulbs. Ideal for indoor photos under
tungsten or halogen lighting without a flash.
Fluor_H
Fluor_L
Adjusts for fluorescent lighting. Corrects the green hue of
fluorescent lighting. Ideal for indoor photos under fluorescent
lighting without a flash.
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Mode
Description
SH1
(Custom)
For more accurate adjustment or when the light source cannot be
specified. When this option is highlighted, press the shutter button
to enter the [Custom WB] mode. Then, point the camera at
something white (for example, white paper) as the reference white
color. Next, press OK to confirm the custom setting.
3.7.4 Setting the ISO
With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of
the subject.
• A higher ISO value increases the image noise. To take clean images, use an ISO value as
low as possible.
3.7.5 Setting the Exposure
Set the exposure value manually to compensate for unusual lighting conditions such as
indirect indoor lighting, dark backgrounds, and strong backlighting.
3.7.6 Setting the AEB
Sets the auto exposure bracketing (AEB) to shoot 3 continuous images, each with a different
exposure setting: correctly exposed, underexposed, and overexposed.
3.7.7 Setting the highlight
Make the subject stand out from its surroundings. The subject will be in focus in three
different ranges:
/
/
.
3.7.8 Setting the sharpness
You can select whether you want the image to have sharp or soft outlines.
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Mode
Description
Hard
The edges of the image are emphasized. The edges will become sharp, but
noise may occur in the recording image.
Normal The edges of the image are sharp. This is suitable for printing.
Soft
The edges of the image are softened. This is suitable for editing images on
PC.
3.7.9 Setting the photo effect
You can add special effects to your images in REC or PLAY mode.
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Normal
B&W
Sepia
Negative
Red
Green
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Description
No effect is added to the image.
Convert image to black & white.
Recorded image will be stored in a sepia tone.
Opposite what they were in the original image.
The image becomes reddish.
The image becomes greenish.
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The image becomes bluish.
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3.7.10 Setting the date stamp
The Date Stamp function can be used to add a date to your pictures as you take them.
3.7.11 Setting Stabilizer
Located beside the Shutter button, the Stabilizer uses a higher ISO value to avoid image blur
caused by hand shake and/or subject movement.
• If the result is still blur in a low-light environment, please also select the Shake-Free
scene mode to improve the result.
• The higher the ISO value, the grainer you might see in the image.
3.7.12 Setting Face tracking
Focuses on the people in your composition by automatically detecting and tracking human
faces.
1. Turn the power on, and then press MENU.
2. Locate the Face Tracking mode and turn it on.
3. Point the camera to where the people (your subjects) are located. Focus frames of Face
Tracking will automatically detect faces (maximum 9) and show on the LCD screen.
4. Press the shutter to capture the image.
• Due to environmental factors such as lighting, the number of detected faces might be different from that of the actual faces.
• To achieve the best result, ask your subjects not to turn their faces partially away from the
lens.
3.7.13 Setting Photo Frame
You can add 10 kinds of frames to still images, making them more interesting.
3.7.14 Setting AF lamp
The AF Lamp function allows you to record images in low light conditions.
Option
Description
Off
Disables the AF lamp while recording images.
On
Turns on the AF lamp while pressing the shutter button down halfway.
3.7.15 Setting Av/Tv/M
Pressing the Tv/Av/M button
toggles among Aperture priority, Shutter priority, and
Manual when determining the exposure value.
• Aperture priority: You can choose an aperture value, while the shutter speed is
automatically determined by the lighting condition of the subject. Aperture priority is
often used when shooting static subjects or emphasizing the depth of field. In general,
use a smaller aperture if a greater depth of field is needed.
• Shutter priority: You can choose a shutter speed, while the aperture value is
automatically determined by the lighting condition of the subject. Shutter priority is
often used when shooting moving subjects. In general, use a shorter shutter speed to
catch a fast-moving object.
• Manual: You can set both the shutter speed and the aperture value.
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Playback
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3.8.1 Playing back images
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
• The latest recorded image appears on the LCD monitor.
• If there are no images stored, a message [No image] appears.
2. Press the four-way control.
•
[
] displays the previous image.
•
[
] displays the next image.
• Holding down [
] or [
] scrolls images in a high speed.
3.8.2 Playing back movie clips
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Press [ ] or [ ] to select a movie clip that you want to playback.
3. Start playing back.
•
Press [
•
Press [
] to start playing the movie clip.
] to stop the movie clip, or press [
press [
] again to resume.
] to pause it. When the movie paused,
• During movie playing back, press [ ] to fast forward or press [ ] to rewind it.
• Press the shutter to capture the still image from the movie clip while it had paused.
3.8.3 Magnifying & trimming still images
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Select an image.
• Press [ ] or [ ] to select the image that you want to magnify or trimming.
• Only still images can be magnified and trimmed.
3. Magnify the image.
• Press [T] to magnify the image, and the central portion of the image is displayed. You
can use the arrow button to view different parts of the magnified image.
• Press the MENU button to return to the normal size.
4. Trim the image.
• Press the OK button to set the image trimming.
5. Save the image.
• Press the OK button again to trim the selected image and save it as a new one.
3.8.4 Viewing in thumbnail
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Press the zoom button [W], a thumbnail screen is displayed.
3. Use the four-way control to select the desired image, and
press [T] or the OK button to show the selected image in full
screen.
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1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Enter the slide show.
Press the MENU button and use the [ ] / [ ] to select Slide Show and press [
or the OK button.
3. Change the slide show settings.
• Use the four-way control to set the slideshow
interval, music, transition and repeat.
• You can set the interval between 1~10
seconds.
4. Playing the slide show.
• Press the OK button to start the slideshow.
• During the slide show, press the OK button to
pause the slideshow and press the OK button
again to resume.
•
3.8.6 Deleting a single file or all files
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Press [ ] or [ ] to select the image you want to delete.
3. Open the menu.
•
Press the MENU button, then use the [
•
Press the [
4. Press [
]/[
] or [
]/[
] to select PLAY mode.
] to select Delete and press the [
] to select [Single], and press the [
]or OK button.
]or OK button.
• To delete all images, select [All] and press the [ ]or OK button.
5. Select [Yes] and press OK button to delete the image.
• To quickly delete the current display image:
1. Select the image you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete
button to show a confirmation.
3. Press the OK button to delete the current display image.
• Protected images cannot be deleted with this function.
3.8.7 Deleting multiple files
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the
thumbnail screen.
2. Open the menu.
•
Press the MENU button, then press [
[ ] to select to select Delete
the OK button.
] or
and press
3. Press [ ] or [ ] to select [Select], and then
press the OK button.
• The frame of the selected image turns green.
4. Select multiple images.
• Use the four-way control to select the image.
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you want to delete are displayed with an icon
.
5. Delete images.
• Press the MENU button, then select [Yes] and press the OK button. All selected images
will be deleted.
• To cancel delete, press the MENU button in this step.
3.8.8 Setting the DPOF for printing
The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) setting allows you to select images on the memory
card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is
extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on
a direct print function compatible printer.
1. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAY mode.
2. Open the menu.
• Press the MENU button, then use the [ ] / [ ] to select PLAY mode.
•
Press the [
]/ [
] or OK button.
] to select DPOF and press the [
3. Press [ ] or [ ] to select [Single], then press the OK button.
• To set the DPOF setting for all images in a time, select [All] in this step.
• To reset all DPOF settings to initial default, select [Reset] in this step.
4. Press [ ] or [ ] to select the image you want to print out, then press the OK button.
5. Set the number of copies.
•
•
•
Press [ ] or [ ] to specify the number of copies.
The number of copies can be set from 0 to 30.
To cancel this image DPOF setting, set the number of copies to 0.
6. Print the date stamp
•
•
out.
Press [ ] and then press [ ] or [ ] to set or cancel the date stamp of current
image.
Repeat step 4~6 to other images for printing.
7. Press [ ] to select [Back], and then press OK.
8. After you finished all image settings, select [No] under [Select this photo?]. Next, press
the OK and Menu buttons to complete the DPOF settings.
3.8.9 Other playback functions
You can also protect (lock) images from being deleted, edit images, copy files, or enter setup
for more options. To do so, press the MENU button in the PLAY mode, and select a function.
Photo Frame...
Protect...
Delete...
Slideshow...
DPOF...
Copy to Card...
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PC Dependent Features
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Bundled software
The camera is supplied with the following software. To install the software, refer to the
information supplied with respective CDs.
ArcSoft
PhotoImpression 5
Combines photo editing with creative enhancement and sharing
tools that maximize your digital media experience.
ArcSoft
VideoImpression 2
Creates multimedia presentations by combining photos and video
clips with audio, text and scene transitions.
4.2
Transferring files to your computer
After using USB cable to establish a USB connection between the camera and your computer,
you can use your computer to share captured images or recorded video clips with your family
or friends via e-mail or post them on the Web. Note that before you begin, you need to check
your system according to the table as shown below.
System Requirements (Windows)
CPU
Pentium III 600 MHz processor or higher
Operating System Windows Me / 2000 / XP / Vista
RAM
64 MB
Hard Disk Space
128 MB hard disk space
Required Devices
A CD-ROM drive
An available USB port
Display
Color Monitor (800 x 600, 24-bit or higher recommended)
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4.2.1 Step 1: Connect the digital camera to your computer
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1. Connect the supplied USB cable to the computer USB port and turn on the camera.
2. The LCD screen turns off when the connection to the computer has been successfully
completed.
4.2.2 Step 2: Download images or video clips
When the digital camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is considered to be
a disk drive, just like a floppy disk or CD. You can download (transfer) images by copying
them from the “Removable Disk” to your computer hard drive.
Windows
Open the “Removable Disk” and double-click on the DCIM folder to open it to find more
folders. Your images are inside these folder(s). Select the desired still images or video clips,
and then choose “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Open the destination location (folder) and
choose “Paste” from the “Edit” menu. You may also drag and drop image files from the
digital camera to a desired location.
• Memory card users may prefer to use a memory card reader (highly recommended).
• Video playback application is not included with the package. Make sure that video playback application has been installed in your computer.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the symptoms and solutions listed below before shipping your camera for service. If
the problem persists, contact your local reseller or service center.
Symptom
Cause
The camera cannot be There is no battery or the battery is
powered up.
not inserted correctly.
The battery has no power.
The battery power is
draining quickly.
Solution
Insert the battery correctly.
Recharge your batteries or replace
with new batteries.
The external temperature is
extremely low.
—
Many shots are being captured in
dark places, requiring a flash.
—
The battery was not fully charged.
Fully charge the battery and
The battery has not been used for an discharge it for at least one complete
extended period of time after being cycle before use.
charged.
The battery or camera The camera or flash was used
is warm.
continuously over a long period of
time.
The flash does not
fire.
The flash does not
recharge.
The camera flash is turned off.
—
Set the flash to Auto Flash.
The light source is sufficient.
—
The flash is not available in some
modes.
—
Even though the flash The distance to the subject is greater Get closer to the subject and shoot.
fired, the image is
than the flash’s effective range.
dark.
The image is too
bright or too dark.
The exposure is excessive or
inadequate.
Reset exposure compensation.
I cannot format a
memory card.
The memory card is writeprotected.
Remove the write protection.
End of the memory card life.
Insert a new memory card.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
I cannot download
images.
The free space on the hard disk of
your computer is insufficient.
Ensure that the hard disk has enough
space for running Windows and that
the drive for loading image files has
free space equal to or greater than the
memory card in the camera.
There is no power being supplied to Recharge your batteries or replace
the camera.
with new batteries if necessary.
The battery is running low.
Recharge your batteries or replace
with new batteries.
The camera is not in Shooting
Mode.
Switch to Shooting Mode.
The shutter button was not pressed
all the way down.
Press the shutter button all the way
down.
The internal memory or memory
card does not have any free space.
Load a new card or delete unwanted
files.
The flash is recharging.
Wait until the flash mode icon,
indicated on the screen, stops
flashing.
The camera does not recognize the
memory card.
Format the memory card before the
initial use or before using with
another camera.
Colors of the images
taken are not shown
properly.
White Balance was not set properly
when these images were taken.
Select a suitable White Balance
setting before taking each picture.
After connecting the
camera to a
computer, an error
message “Device not
ready” or “Camera
not ready” appears.
The computer runs on Windows 98
or earlier.
The camera does not
shoot even when
pressing the shutter
button.
—
When connecting the The memory card inside the camera Format the memory card to the
camera to a
may not be formatted.
FAT16 format using a card reader in
computer, the
Windows.
computer freezes.
A memory error
occurs.
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The memory card may not be
formatted correctly.
Troubleshooting
Re-format the memory card to the
FAT16 format using a card reader in
Windows.
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Specifications
Image Sensor
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1/1.8-inch CCD
Effective Pixels: 10.0 Mega pixels
LCD Display
3.0” LTPS TFT LCD (230K dots)
Lens
Focal Length: f = 7.4 (W)~ 22.2 (T) (35 mm film equivalent: 35.1 ~ 105.3
mm)
f-number: f/2.8 (W) ~ f/5.1 (T)
Focusing
TTL Auto Focus
Range: Macro: 10 cm, Normal: 50 cm ~ infinity
Shutter
Mechanical Shutter: Up to 1/2000 sec.
Flash
Modes: Auto/Red-eye reduction/Forced flash/Slow Sync/Flash off
Self-timer
2 sec. /10 sec. /10+2 sec.
Exposure
Compensation: ±2 EV (1/3 EV/step)
ISO
Auto/50/100/200/400/800/1200/1600
White Balance
Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent H/Fluorescent L/MWB
File Format
Still Image: JPEG format (EXIF 2.2), DCF
Image Size: 3584 x 2688 (10M) / 3648 x 2432 (3:2) / 3584 x 2016 (16:9) /
3328 x 2496 (8M) / 2560 x 1920 (5M) / 1600 x 1200 (2M) / 640 x 480
(VGA)
Movie Clips: AVI (Motion JPEG) format with continuous recording.
Movie Size: 848 x 480 (16:9), 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels
(30fps)
Storage
Built-in memory: 6MB/SD memory card compatible
Image Play
Single image/AVI play/Thumbnails/Slideshow
Interface
Digital output: USB 2.0 high-speed compatible Audio/Video output
(NTSC/PAL)
Power Source
Lithium-ion battery
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
96.1 x 58 x 22 mm
Weight
Approx. 135 (w/o battery, SD memory card)
6* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
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