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User’s Guide
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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on the purchase of your new camera. Your
camera has been carefully engineered and manufactured to give
you dependable operation. Read this manual before operating the
camera to become more familiar with it.
This manual has been written and formatted with depth and detail
so that you can easily follow the instructions to maximize the
features of your camera.
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CAMERA OVERVIEW
CAMERA OVERVIEW
Top/Front
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12. Flash Ready LED
13. Viewfinder
14. Diopter wheel
15. Auto-Focus LED
16. LCD
17. Tripod Socket
18. Reset Button
19. LCD On/Off Button
20. Menu Button
21. Memory Card Slot
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5.
6.
Flash Sensor
2-step Shutter Button
Flash
On/Off switch
Lens/Lens Cover
Microphone
7. Viewfinder
8. Self-Timer/Red-Eye
Reduction LED
9. Mini-USB port
10.TV-Out port
11. Speaker
Bottom/Back
22. Battery
Compartment
23. Battery/Memory
Card Door
24. Wrist Strap Holder
25. Joystick/OK
button/Zoom button
26. Mode Switch
27. Flash/Thumbnail
Button
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Note: Press the shutter button half-way to focus until the green AF light is steady. Press down
fully to take picture.
LCD ICONS
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A. Resolution
B. Camera Mode
C. Memory card
D. Flash
E. White Balance
F. Battery Level
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Image Quality
Frame Counter
Macro
Self-Timer
Zoom Bar
Date / Time
Table of Contents
CAMERA OVERVIEW ..............................................................................................................................2
Top/Front ..........................................................................................................................................2
Bottom/Back ......................................................................................................................................2
LCD ICONS.......................................................................................................................................2
GETTING STARTED ................................................................................................................................5
Package Contents ............................................................................................................................5
Camera Features ..............................................................................................................................5
Attaching the Wrist Strap ..................................................................................................................6
Charging the Rechargeable Batteries ..............................................................................................6
Loading the Batteries ........................................................................................................................8
Checking the Battery Level ..............................................................................................................8
Internal Memory/Inserting the Memory Card ....................................................................................9
Turning the Camera On and Off ....................................................................................................10
Removing the Protective Plastic Film ............................................................................................10
Setting the Language, Date and Time ............................................................................................10
Turning the LCD On and Off ..........................................................................................................12
Setting the camera’s operational mode ..........................................................................................12
TAKING PICTURES ................................................................................................................................13
Taking a Picture with the Viewfinder ..............................................................................................13
Flash Ready LED ............................................................................................................................13
Taking a Picture with the LCD ........................................................................................................14
Auto-Focus Lock ............................................................................................................................14
Setting the Flash ............................................................................................................................15
Optical Zoom ..................................................................................................................................15
Digital Zoom ....................................................................................................................................16
Using the main menu in camera mode ..........................................................................................17
Capture mode options ....................................................................................................................18
Self Timer ........................................................................................................................................19
Macro Mode ....................................................................................................................................20
Continuous shooting ......................................................................................................................21
Image Resolution ............................................................................................................................22
Image Quality ..................................................................................................................................23
White Balance ................................................................................................................................24
EV Compensation ..........................................................................................................................25
Scene Selection ............................................................................................................................26
TAKING VIDEO CLIPS............................................................................................................................27
REVIEWING YOUR FILES......................................................................................................................28
Using Review Mode ........................................................................................................................28
Reviewing Video Clips ....................................................................................................................28
Enlarging Stored Pictures ..............................................................................................................29
Using the Delete Menu ..................................................................................................................30
Deleting Your Files ..........................................................................................................................31
Using Thumbnail Mode ..................................................................................................................32
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CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS............................................................................................33
Setup Menu and Features ..............................................................................................................35
Setting the Auto Off Time ................................................................................................................36
Setting the Language ......................................................................................................................36
Setting the Date ..............................................................................................................................37
Setting the Time ..............................................................................................................................37
Setting the LCD Brightness ............................................................................................................38
Formatting the internal memory or memory card............................................................................38
RESTORE THE CAMERA TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS ..........................................................39
INSTALLATION GUIDE ..........................................................................................................................40
Computer System Requirements ....................................................................................................40
Installation Requirements................................................................................................................40
Using the installer splash screen ....................................................................................................41
Flow diagram for software installation ............................................................................................42
Identifying your operating system ..................................................................................................43
Installing the driver and DirectX 9 - Windows 98/98SE ..................................................................44
Installing DirectX 9 - Windows 2000 ..............................................................................................46
Installing ArcSoft PhotoImpression - all Windows users ................................................................47
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 - all Windows users (optional)..............................................48
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER............................................................................51
Downloading pictures and video clips onto your computer ............................................................51
Using ArcSoft PhotoImpression ......................................................................................................52
Unplugging your camera from the computer ..................................................................................53
TV MODE ................................................................................................................................................54
Connecting the camera to the television ........................................................................................55
Using the TV as a Live Viewfinder..................................................................................................55
Reviewing pictures and video clips on your TV ..............................................................................55
ERROR MESSAGES ..............................................................................................................................55
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................................56
GETTING HELP ......................................................................................................................................60
CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................................................................................61
SAFETY TIPS AND MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................62
Safety Tips ......................................................................................................................................62
Precautions for the camera ............................................................................................................62
Precautions for batteries ................................................................................................................63
Precautions for SD Memory Cards ................................................................................................63
REGULATORY INFORMATION ..............................................................................................................64
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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
Package Contents
• Concord Eye-Q 3340z
• Mini-USB Cable
• TV Out Cable
• User’s Guide/Quick Start Guide/Warranty Card
• Camera Case
• Wrist Strap
• Overnight Battery Charger and 4x AA Rechargeable Batteries
• CD-ROM (for Windows users only)
– USB Mass Storage Driver
– ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000
– Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1
– Microsoft DirectX 9
– View User's Guide (Multilingual)
– Visit Concord Support Web Site
Camera Features
• 3.1 Megapixels, 2048 x 1536 Resolution
• 1.5” Color LCD
• 3x Optical Zoom
• 4x Digital Zoom
• Video Clips
• Compatible with Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (not included)
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GETTING STARTED
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Please attach the wrist strap to prevent dropping the camera.
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Charging Rechargeable Batteries
NOTE! : The supplied rechargeable Ni-MH batteries are not charged when you receive them.
Charge them before loading into the camera.
fig.1.1
fig.1.2 (correct loading way 1)
fig.1.3 (correct loading way 2)
How to Charge the Rechargeable Batteries:
1. Open the charger’s battery door by pressing on the OPEN
area and sliding to the direction of arrow. (fig. 1.1)
2. Insert the rechargeable Ni-MH batteries into the charger with
its (+) and (-) ends matching with the polarity indication
engraved inside the charger. (fig. 1.2 - 1.4)
• The bottom row of battery contacts is designed for AAA
batteries. Do not force the AA batteries into the bottom row.
fig.1.4 (correct loading way 3)
3. Replace the battery door. (fig. 1.5)
4. Plug the charger into a standard AC power outlet.(fig. 1.6) Check if the green LED indicator
lights up. If not, unplug the charger and ensure the batteries are properly inserted. (fig. 1.7)
• If there are two pairs of batteries charging, both green LED indicators will light up.
5. The first time you charge the batteries, charge them for 24 hours. For repeated use, it is
recommended to charge the batteries for 24 hours for best performance.
• When the green LED indicator light up, it indicates the charger is under operation. As long
as the batteries are kept in contact with the charger, the LED will not turn off.
fig.1.5
fig.1.7
fig.1.6
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6. After the batteries are fully charged, unplug the charger from AC outlet first, and then remove
the batteries. (fig. 1.8 -1.10)
fig.1.8
fig.1.10
fig.1.9
Important Tips
1. This charger is designed for indoor use only. Do not expose it to rain or snow.
2. Do not touch the charger with wet hands, especially while plugging or unplugging the charger
to or from AC outlet.
3. Charge only the suggested type of rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may burst
causing personal injury and damage. And do not charge different brand batteries or batteries
of different capacities at the same time.
4. Remove batteries from the charger if it is not going to be used for a long time.
5. If the performance of the batteries decreases substantially, it is time to replace the batteries.
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Loading the Batteries
fig.1.1
fig.1.2
fig.1.3
The camera can use 2x AA alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries to operate.
1. Open the Battery/Memory Card door. (fig.1.1)
• Press the Battery/Memory Card door, slide the door down and lift it open.
2. Insert the batteries according to the polarity indicators on the inner side of theBattery/Memory
Card door. (fig.1.2)
3. Shut the Battery/Memory Card door and press it up to close it securely. (fig.1.3)
Checking the Battery Level
The battery level is displayed on the LCD.
FULL
Batteries are full
and ready to use.
LOW
Batteries are low
and need to be
replaced soon.
EMPTY
Batteries are
empty blinking red
and need to be
replaced
Note:
• Remove the batteries from the camera if they will not be used for an extended period of
time to prevent corrosion or battery leaks.
• To extend battery life, the camera will automatically power off after 30 seconds of inactivity.
To change this setting please refer to p.36.
• For better performance, please use NiMH rechargeable batteries.
• The camera's battery level indicator may not accurately reflect the state of a low current
rating alkaline battery.
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Internal Memory/Inserting the Memory Card
Internal Memory
The camera is equipped with 16MB of internal memory, which can be used right away.
Status
Memory in Use
Memory card is not inserted
Internal Memory
Memory card is inserted
Memory Card
NOTE!: When the memory card is inserted, the images and video clips stored in the internal
memory will be transferred automatically onto the memory card. Please insert a memory card
with 16MB or greater of available memory.
Inserting the Memory Card
fig.1.1
fig.1.2
fig.1.3
In addition to having a 16MB internal memory, the camera uses Secure Digital (SD) memory
cards to store images and video clips.
1. Open the Battery/Memory Card door.
• Press the Battery/Memory Card door, slide the door down and lift it open. (fig.1.1)
2. Insert the memory card as indicated by the diagram. (fig.1.2)
• Please insert the card in straight, not on an angle.
3. Shut the Battery/Memory Card door and press it up to securely shut it. (fig.1.3)
Note: The camera can support SD cards up to 512 MB.
How to take out the SD card
1. Open the Battery/Memory Card door.
2. Pull the memory card out. Referring to fig. 1.4.
(fig. 1.4)
3. Close the Battery/Memory Card door.
fig.1.4
!
If the memory card or internal memory is corrupted, the memory needs to be formatted.
(p.38)
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
The On/Off Switch is located in the front of the camera.
1. Slide the On/Off Switch down to power the camera on. (fig.1.1)
• The lens cover will open.
• The LCD will turn on automatically
2. To turn the camera off, slide the On/Off Switch upwards. (fig.1.2)
Note: The camera will automatically power off after 30 seconds of
inactivity even the ON/OFF switch is in the "ON" position. Press the
shutter button to power the camera back on.
fig.1.1 Camera On
REMOVING THE PROTECTIVE PLASTIC FILM
To prevent the viewfinder and LCD from damaging during
transportation, both the view finder and LCD is covered with a clear plastic fig.1.2 Camera Off
film. To get a more clear view of subject while taking pictures, please
remove the protective film.
SETTING THE LANGUAGE, DATE AND TIME
When the camera is powered on for the first time, the Language, Date and Time menus will
appear.
LANGUAGE OPTION
English
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
RETURN
LANGUAGE OPTION
Español
Nederlands
Are You Sure?
No
Yes
OK SET
RETURN
OK SET
RETURN
OK SET
Setting the Language
1. Turn the camera on.
• The Language Setup screen will appear on the LCD.
2. Press the joystick
, to highlight the language you would like to use.
3. Press OK to select by pressing the joystick in.
4. The next screen will read “Are You Sure?” press the joystick
to select No or Yes.
5. Press OK to select.
• If you select No, you will return to the Language select screen.
• If you select Yes, all menu screens will be displayed in the new language.
Each language will set the default setting for date format and TV option. To change these
settings, please refer to the Customizing the Camera Settings section on p.33.
Language(s)
Date Format Setting
TV Option
English / Español
MM/DD/YYYY
NTSC
Français / Deutsch / Italiano
DD/MM/YYYY
PAL
YYYY/MM/DD
PAL
YYYY/MM/DD
NTSC
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Setting the Date
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ADJUST DATE
01 Ú 01 Ú 2002
RETURN
OK SET
1
ADJUST DATE
01 Ú 01 Ú 2002
RETURN
OK SET
1
ADJUST DATE
01 Ú 02 Ú 2002
RETURN
OK SET
1. Press the joystick
to highlight the month, day or year.
• The selection will blink when it is highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to change the number in the blinking position until you reach the
desired setting.
3. Press OK to set the date.
Note:
• If the battery is removed or dead for more than 4 minutes, the date will return to its default
setting. When you power on the camera again, the "Set Date/Time" message will flash on
LCD. You can either reset date/time by manually changing it in the Setup menu (p.37), or
skip the date & time setting by pressing the shutter button once.
Setting the Time
ADJUST TIME
ADJUST TIME
ADJUST TIME
01 :01 AM
01: 01 AM
01: 02 A M
RETURN
OK SET
RETURN
OK SET
RETURN
OK SET
The time is displayed in hour, minute format.
1. Press the joystick
to highlight the hour (HH), minutes (MM) or AM/PM.
• The selection will blink when it is highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to change the selection in the blinking position until you reach the
desired setting.
3. Press OK to select.
Note:
The time can be displayed in a 12-hour or 24-hour format. Please go to p.37 to change this
setting.
If the battery is removed or dead for more than 4 minutes, the time will return to its default
setting. When you power on the camera again, the "Set Date/Time" message will flash on
LCD. You can either reset date/time by manually changing it in the Setup menu (page 37), or
skip the date & time setting by pressing the shutter button once.
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Turning the LCD On and Off
The camera has a 1.5” LCD which can frame subjects for image and video clip capture, review
stored images and video clips and to display the current camera settings.
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1. Use the (
) button to toggle the LCD mode. The LCD mode changes each time the
button is pressed as follows:
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c Icons off
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d LCD off
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e LCD on with icons
Note: In order to save battery power, you may turn off the LCD display.
SETTING THE CAMERA’S OPERATIONAL MODE
The camera has 3 operational modes Camera Mode, Review Mode and Video Clip Mode.
1. To change the camera
operational mode, slide
the mode dial back and
forth.
Camera Mode
Use the camera mode
setting to take pictures or
to customize your camera
settings for picture taking.
Review Mode
Use the review mode
setting to browse
through images and
video clips or to delete
images from the
internal memory or
memory card.
OK
OK
Video Clip Mode
Use video clip mode to
capture video clips.
OK
OK
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TAKING PICTURES
TAKING A PICTURE WITH THE VIEWFINDER
Diopter Adjusting
Taking a picture with the viewfinder:
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Set the camera to (
) Camera Mode.
• The LCD can be switched off to conserve battery power by
pressing the (
) button.
3. Frame the subject in the viewfinder.
• If the subject appears blurry, adjust the viewfinder focus by turning
the diopter wheel.
4. Press the shutter button half-way to activate the auto-focus until the
green AF LED stops blinking. (For information on Focus Lock, please
go to p.14) (fig.1.1)
5. Press the shutter button fully to capture the image. (fig.1.2)
• The camera will beep when the image is captured if sound is
activated.
• The camera will make a click sound.
OK
fig.1.1
OK
fig.1.2
FLASH READY LED
fig.1.2
fig.1.1
Flash Ready LED Status
Description
Steady (fig.1.1)
The camera is capturing a video clip.
Blinking (fig.1.2)
The flash is recharging. You may move the camera in this mode.
Note: Do not power the camera off or switch modes while the camera is capturing or storing
a picture or video clip to prevent corrupting the picture or video clip being stored.
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TAKING A PICTURE WITH THE LCD
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CAMERA MODE
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
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+
+
RETURN
Taking a picture with the LCD:
1. Set the camera to (
) camera mode.
2. Frame the subject in the LCD.
3. Press the shutter button half-way to activate the auto-focus lock until the
green AF LED stops blinking. (For more information on Focus Lock,
please go to p.14) (fig.1.1)
4. Press the shutter button fully to capture the image. (fig.1.2)
• The camera will beep when the image is captured if sound is activated.
• The camera will make a click sound.
• A preview of the image will be displayed on the LCD for 1 second and
the picture counter number displayed in the LCD will be updated.
OK SET
OK
fig.1.1
Note: The number showing on the frame counter can vary with the change of
quality and resolution setting. Please refer to p.22 (Image Resolution) for details
AUTO-FOCUS LOCK
OK
fig.1.2
This feature can be used to freeze the focus when the subject is not located in the center of the picture.
To use the focus lock:
1. Position the subject in the center of the frame
located in the LCD. (fig.1.1)
2. Press the shutter button half-way. (fig.1.2)
• When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the auto-focus feature will be activated
and the Auto Focus (green) LED will
display the status of the auto focus lock.
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fig.1.1
fig.1.2
Auto Focus
Description
LED Status
fig.1.3
fig.1.4
Blinking
The camera is setting the focus. (fig.1.3)
Steady
The subject is in focus. (fig.1.4)
3. Recompose your picture. (fig.1.5)
• Keep the shutter pressed half-way while
recomposing the picture.
4. Press the shutter button fully to capture the
picture. (fig.1.6)
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fig.1.5
fig.1.6
1. If there are several subjects at different
distances within the focus lock area,
recompose the picture by moving the camera slightly.
2. If there is no color contrast, recompose the picture with a subject that contains more color.
3. If there is insufficient lighting, increase the lighting in the surrounding area.
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TAKING PICTURES
SETTING THE FLASH
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How to set the flash:
1. Press the Flash button next to the LCD repeatedly until the desired mode appears on the LCD.
Flash Mode
A
A
Description
Auto Flash
The camera judges if a flash is required. If the environment is too dark, the flash will
fire.
Red-Eye
Use this mode to significantly reduce the occurrence of “red- eye” in flash
photography. The camera will automatically detect when the flash is needed and the
flash will fire after a short delay.
Reduction
Fill-in Flash
Flash will fire in any lighting condition.
Flash off
The flash will not fire in this mode. Please use this mode if you want to capture the
mood of the ambient lighting or to use the available light in places where flash
photography is prohibited, such as museums.
• To prevent blurry pictures in low light situations, hold the camera steady when
pressing the Shutter button or mount the camera on a tripod.
Night Mode
A slow shutter speed is used in this mode to capture the lights in night scenes.
• To prevent blurry pictures in low light situations, hold
the camera steady when pressing the Shutter button
or mount the camera on a tripod.
Note: The flash needs to recharge after it is fired. If the Shutter button is pressed while the
flash is charging, the Flash Ready LED will blink. Please wait a few moments and press the
Shutter button again to take a picture.
TAKING A PICTURE WITH OPTICAL ZOOM
The camera can use up to 3x optical zoom to take pictures.
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How to use optical zoom:
1. Press the joystick
towards the (
) tele position.
The zoom bar will display the zoom position on the LCD.
2. Press the joystick
to zoom towards the (
) wide-angle position.
Note: The folded optics allows the lens to be compact and contained in the camera. The
lens does not extend while using optical zoom.
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TAKING A PICTURE WITH DIGITAL ZOOM
The 4x digital zoom combined with the 3x optical zoom can give up to 12x magnification to your
pictures.
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How to use digital zoom:
1. At the maximum optical zoom level, continue to press the joystick
activated.
• There will be a short delay before the digital zoom is activated.
• The zoom bar will turn orange when digital zoom is being used.
until the digital zoom is
Photography Hints Hold your camera steady or use a tripod while using Digital Zoom to prevent blurriness in the
photograph due to camera movement.
Also, please note that the image quality may degrade slightly with digital zoom.
Note: The digital zoom can only be monitored with the LCD and not through the optical
viewfinder.
Activating/Deactivating Digital Zoom
The digital zoom feature can be turned off by following the steps below.
CAMERA MODE
DIGITAL ZOOM
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
ON
OFF
RETURN
OK SET
How to activate or deactivate Digital Zoom:
1. In Camera Mode, press MENU to display the Main Menu.
2. Press the joystick
until Digital Zoom is highlighted, then press the joystick
to enter its submenu.
3. Press the joystick
to highlight Off or On.
• The default setting for this is On.
4. Press OK to select.
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USING THE MAIN MENU IN CAMERA MODE
SINGLE SHOT
+
+
+
RETURN
OK SET
SELF-TIMER+MACRO
+
+
CAMERA MODE
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
RETURN
Q QUALITY SETUP
OK SET
Fine
Normal
Economy
RETURN
OK SET
RESOLUTION
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
DIGITAL ZOOM
RETURN
OK SET
ON
OFF
RETURN
OK SET
S SCENES SELECT
OFF
Party Indoor
Beach Snow
Sunset
Night Landscape
OK SET
RETURN
S SCENES SELECT
Fireworks
Night Portrait
WHITE BALANCE
CAMERA MODE
+
–
White Balance
EV Compensatiion
Setup
A Auto
Sunny
Fluorescent
Tungsten
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
+
–
OK SET
OK SET
EV COMPENSATION
SELECT
–
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+
OK SET
TAKING PICTURES
USING THE MAIN MENU IN CAMERA MODE
Follow the steps below to set the advanced shooting options in the camera through the Main
Menu.
Using the (
) Main Menu:
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Set the mode dial to (
).
3. Press MENU to display the main menu.
4. Press the joystick
until the desired option is highlighted.
5. Press the joystick
to enter the submenu.
6. Press the joystick
in the submenu to toggle between the options.
7. Press OK to make a selection.
• All selections will be marked by a red dot.
8. To return to the previous menu, press the joystick
.
9. To exit the menu at any time press the MENU button.
CAPTURE MODE OPTIONS
The capture mode menu has 7 features to choose from for taking pictures.
Capture Mode Option
(
) Single shot
Description
The camera will take 1 picture at a time.
(
) Single shot with Self-timer
The camera will take 1 picture with Self-timer. (p.19)
(
) Single shot with Macro
The camera will take 1 picture at a time in
Macro mode. (p.20)
(
(
) Continuous Shooting
) Continuous Shooting
The camera will take 7 pictures (at 1600 x 1200 pixels)
in a row when the shutter button is fully pressed. The
flash is disabled in this mode. (p.21)
The camera will take 7 pictures in a row
with Self-timer. (p.19)
(
) Continuous Shooting
with Macro
The camera will take 7 pictures in a row in
Macro mode. (p.20)
(
The camera will take 1 picture in Macro
mode with Self-timer. (p.20)
) Self-timer with Macro
Note: Flash will be deactivated in continuous shot.
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SELF-TIMER
CAMERA MODE
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
SINGLE+SELF-TIMER
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How to use self-timer:
1. In (
) Camera Mode, press MENU to display the main menu.
2. Press the joystick
to enter capture mode.
3. Press the joystick
to highlight:
(
) Single Shot with Self-timer
(
) Continuous Shot with Self-timer
OR
(
) Self-timer with Macro
4. Press OK .
5. Place the camera on a flat surface or tripod.
6. Use the LCD to compose the picture, and then press the Shutter button to activate the
self-timer.
The Self-timer LED will blink for 10 seconds and then the image will be captured.
Note:
• The self-timer is automatically deactivated once the image is taken.
• To deactivate the self-timer before taking a picture, follow the steps above and highlight
another option in the Capture Mode menu.
Photography Hints Since the Self-timer LED indicator on the front of the camera flashes, you have time to join in
the photograph and know when the camera is done taking a picture when the Self-timer LED
light stops blinking.
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TAKING PICTURES
MACRO MODE
This mode enables the camera to capture pictures in close distances.
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CAMERA MODE0000
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
SINGLE+MACRO
+
+
+
RETURN
OK SET
Setting Macro Mode:
1. In the (
) main menu. Press the joystick
to enter the capture mode submenu.
2. Press the joystick
to highlight:
(
) Single shot with Macro
(
) Continuous shot with Macro
OR
(
) Self-timer with Macro
3. Press OK to enter the mode
The Macro icon (
) will be displayed on the LCD.
Taking a picture in Macro Mode:
1. Frame the subject in the LCD.
• The minimum shooting distance can vary based on the zoom
position.
• In the (
) wide-angle position, you can get as close as
0.1m(3.9 inches).
2. Press the shutter button half-way to activate the focus until the
green AF LED stops blinking.
• You can monitor the focus range through the LCD.
3. Press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
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TAKING PICTURES
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
This feature enables the camera to capture a continuous series of pictures while the shutter
button is pressed down.
CAMERA MODE
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
CONTINUOUS SHOT
+
+
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Using Continuous shooting:
1. In the (
) Main Menu, press the joystick
to enter the Capture Mode submenu.
2. Press the joystick
until Continuous Shot is highlighted, then press joystick to enter the
mode.
3. Frame the subject in the LCD screen and press the shutter button half-way to activate the
focus until the green AF LED stops blinking.
4. Press the shutter button fully to capture the pictures.
• The camera will capture images at approximately 3 images per second for a maximum of
7 images.
Note:
• In continuous shooting mode the flash is disabled as the recharging time will slow it down.
• The camera will only capture the pictures in the 1600 x 1200 resolution setting in this
mode.
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TAKING PICTURES
IMAGE RESOLUTION
Image Resolution determines the size of a captured image. Higher resolution images contain
more details and have larger file sizes.
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Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
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RESOLUTION
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
RETURN
OK SET
Images Stored on 16MB memory (approx.):
Resolution
3MP
(2048 x 1536)
2MP
(1600 x 1200)
1.2MP
(1280 x 960)
VGA
(640 x 480)
Fine
15 images
24 images
38 images
155 images
Normal
30 images
49 images
72 images
311 images
Economy
60 images
99 images
155 images
623 images
Quality
How to change the resolution:
1. When Resolution is highlighted in the (
) Main Menu, press the joystick
the (
) Resolution submenu.
2. Press the joystick
or
until the desired setting is highlighted.
3. Press OK to select the mode.
4. Press MENU to return to picture taking mode.
arrow to enter
Note: Resolution icon will be displayed according to the resolution you have selected. For
example, if you selected resolution of 1600 x 1200, '1600' will be shown on the left upper
corner of the LCD.
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IMAGE QUALITY
IMAGE QUALITY
The Image Quality setting determines the amount of compression used to reduce the size of the
stored image file in order to economize the space in the internal memory or memory card.
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Q QUALITY SETUP
CAMERA MODE0000
Fine
Normal
Economy
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
RETURN
OK SET
Quality
JPEG
Compression
Ratio
Fine
4:1
Fine image quality can be used for printing images. To
print pictures up to 11" x 14", select fine image quality
and high resolution (2048 x 1536).
Normal
8:1
Normal image quality can be used for general purpose
pictures.
Economy
16:1
Economy image quality can be used for pictures that
will be sent via e-mail.
Description
How to change the quality:
1. When ( Q ) Quality is highlighted, press the joystick
to enter the
( Q ) Quality Setup submenu.
2. Press the joystick
or
until the desired setting is highlighted.
3. Press OK to select the Quality mode
4. Press MENU to return to picture taking mode.
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WHITE BALANCE
WHITE BALANCE
By default the camera uses Auto White Balance to best reproduce colors under different lighting
conditions. For mixed lighting conditions you can use the Auto White Balance.
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WHITE BALANCE
CAMERA MODE
A Auto
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
Sunny
Fluorescent
Tungsten
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RETURN
White Balance Mode
A Auto
RETURN
SELECT
OK SET
Description
The camera will automatically choose the
white balance setting. Use this setting in
variable conditions.
Sunny
Use outdoors with sufficient sunlight.
Fluorescent
Use indoors with fluorescent or ambient light
conditions.
Tungsten
Use indoors with tungsten light conditions.
How to change the White Balance:
1. When White Balance is highlighted, press the joystick
to enter its submenu.
2. Press the joystick
or
until the desired setting is highlighted.
3. Press OK to select the White Balance mode
4. Press MENU to return to picture taking mode.
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EV COMPENSATION
EV COMPENSATION
The camera uses Auto Exposure to give you well exposed pictures under most conditions. If the
main subject turned out too light or too dark, you can use the EV Compensation feature to
improve the result.
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CAMERA MODE0000
EV COMPENSATION
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
A
–
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RETURN
SELECT
Exposure
Compensation
Mode
00 EV
+
OK SET
Description
+
Increasing the Exposure in pictures that are too dark, will make the
picture lighter.
–
Decreasing the Exposure in pictures that are too light will make the
picture darker.
How to use EV Compensation:
1. Press the joystick
in the Main Menu until ( +– ) EV Compensation is highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to display the EV Compensation bar on the LCD.
3. Press the joystick
to change the EV Compensation between - 1.8 to +1.8.
4. Press OK to select the desired value.
• The camera will return to picture taking mode automatically after selecting.
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SCENE SELECTION
SCENE SELECTION
The default options in the camera can be used in most settings. The scene modes are helpful to
quickly optimize the various settings to best capture specific scenes.
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S SCENES SELECT
CAMERA MODE
Capture Mode
Q Quality Setup
Image Size
Digital Zoom
S Scenes Select
RETURN
SELECT
Preset Scene
OFF
Party Indoor
Beach Snow
Sunset
Night Landscape
OK SET
RETURN
Description
OFF
No Scene Selection (default).
Party/Indoor
Use this mode in to capture the details of candlelit scenes or other indoor background
Beach/Snow
Use this mode to capture the details in high glare scenes such as snow or shining water.
Night Landscape
A slow shutter speed is used to capture the lights in night scenes.
Photography Tip: With the slow shutter speed there is a possibility of getting blurry images
due to camera movement.
light conditions.
To reduce blurring, you may do the following:
1. Set your camera to Night Landscape mode.
2. Place your camera on a tripod or sturdy surface area.
3. Set the camera to self-timer mode.
4. Press the shutter button.
Sunset
This mode captures the deep hues and color variations in sunsets and sunrises.
Fireworks
Use this mode to capture the burst of light from fireworks with a slower shutter speed.
Night Portrait
Use this mode to capture a subject illuminated with the lights in a night scene with a slow
shutter speed.
- Due to the slow shutter speed, place the camera on a
tripod for better picture quality.
How to set the scene selection:
1. When Scenes Select is highlighted, press the joystick
to enter the its submenu.
2. In the Scenes Select menu, press joystick
to choose between the options.
3. Press OK to select the Scene mode.
4. Press MENU to return to picture taking mode.
Note: The scene selection mode will override the flash setting set by the flash button for one
picture only.
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TAKING VIDEO CLIPS
TAKING VIDEO CLIPS
The camera can capture video clips.
Note: Video clips with audio feature is optional and it is available in some models only.
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To record a video clip:
1. Slide the Mode Switch to (
) Video Clip Mode.
2. Position the subject in the viewfinder or LCD screen.
3. Press the shutter button half-way to activate the focus until the green AF LED stops blinking.
4. Press the shutter button fully to capture a continuous video clip. The time limit is showing on
the upper right corner of the screen
• Internal Memory: The camera can take video clips for 10 seconds only.
• SD Memory Card: The camera can take video clips until the memory card is full and the
recording time remaining will be displayed on the upper right hand corner of the LCD
monitor.
To stop recording:
1. Press the Shutter button again to stop recording.
OR
2. The camera will continue recording until the memory limit has been reached.
Video Clip Information
Resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
Frame rate: 30fps
File Format: AVI (Motion Picture)
Note: [Transferring Files] will be displayed on the LCD monitor when the camera is storing
the video clip.Do not open the battery door or turn the camera off while transferring files, or
the video clip may not be stored.
Note:
• Higher capacity memory cards can take longer video clips.
• The Flash, Menu and LCD on/off buttons are deactivated in this mode.
• The focus and the zoom cannot change during recording.
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REVIEWING YOUR FILES
REVIEWING YOUR FILES
Using Review Mode
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In (
) review mode, you can review your stored pictures and video clips through the LCD.
Using REVIEW mode:
1. Slide the Mode Switch towards (
).
In review mode, the sequence number and the total number of the still pictures and or video
clips will be shown on the top right of the LCD. For example, on the illustration above, the
'0001-0006' represents the current picture is the first shot, and there are total 6 pictures or
video clips.
2. Press the joystick
or
to scroll through each file.
3. The file type can be found in the upper left hand corner of the LCD.
File Format
File Type
JPG
Picture
AVI
Video Clip
Reviewing Video Clips
0001/0005
AVI
OK
OK to view AVI
How to review a video clip:
1. In (
) Review Mode, press the joystick
and
and video clips.
• Only the first image of the video clip is shown.
2. When a video clip (AVI) is displayed on the LCD, press
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to scroll through the stored pictures
OK
to play.
REVIEWING YOUR FILES
REVIEWING YOUR FILES
Enlarging Stored Pictures
X2
X4
X6
How to enlarge:
1. In (
) Review Mode, press the joystick
or
to scroll through the stored pictures
and video clips.
2. While viewing a stored image (JPG), Press OK to use the " Enlargement" feature. Press
again to get different magnifications in the following order
Ð
c 2x Enlargement
Ð
d 4x Enlargement
Ð
e 6x Enlargement
Ð
f Normal Mode
3. In 2x, 4x and 6x mode you may press the joystick
picture.
,
,
Resolution
Maximum Enlargement
2048 x 1536
6x
1600 x 1200
4x
1280 x 960
4x
640 x 480
2x
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,
to navigate in the
REVIEWING YOUR FILES
USING THE DELETE MENU
Are You Sure?
No
Yes
REVIEW
Delete One
Delete All
Setup
Delete OK
RETURN
OK SET
DELETE ALL
RETURN
SELECT
Yes
No
Are You Sure?
No
Yes
RETURN
OK SET
Using the Delete Menu in Review mode:
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Set the mode dial to (
).
3. Press MENU to display the main menu.
4. Press the joystick
to enter the Delete submenu.
5. To exit the menu, press the joystick
.
6. Press the MENU button to return to the (
) Main Menu.
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RETURN
OK SET
REVIEWING YOUR FILES
DELETING YOUR FILES
Delete One
!
Once a file is deleted, it cannot be recovered.
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Delete One
Delete All
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SELECT
Delete OK
1. Set the Mode Dial to the Review Mode.
2. Press the joystick
when Delete One is highlighted.
3. The next screen will display the stored pictures and video clips
Are You Sure?
as thumbnails. Press the joystick
,
,
,
to highlight
No
the file you want to delete.
Yes
4. Press OK to select.
5. The next screen will read "Are You Sure?" press the joystick
OK SET
RETURN
or
to highlight No or Yes.
6. Press OK to select.
• If No is selected, no change will be made, and you will return to the Delete One thumbnail view.
• If Yes is selected, the selected file will be deleted.
7. After selection, the screen will return to thumbnail display mode. Press MENU once to return
to the submenu, then press
or MENU again to return to review mode
Delete All
!
Once all files are deleted, they cannot be recovered.
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REVIEW
Yes
No
Delete One
Delete All
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RETURN
SELECT
RETURN
OK SET
How to delete all files:
1. Set the Mode Dial to the Review Mode.
2. Press the joystick
until Delete All is highlighted and press
the joystick
.
3. The next screen will read "Are You Sure?" press the joystick
Are You Sure?
or
to highlight No or Yes.
4. Press OK to select.
No
• If No is selected, no change will be made, and you will return
Yes
to the Delete File Menu.
OK SET
RETURN
• If Yes is selected, the next screen will read, "Are you sure?"
5. Press the joystick
to select No or Yes.
• If No is selected, no change will be made, and you will return to the Delete File Menu.
• If Yes is selected, ALL FILES will be deleted.
6. After selection, the screen will return to thumbnail display mode. Press MENU once to return
to the submenu, then press
or MENU again to return to review mode.
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USING THUMBNAIL MODE
USING THUMBNAIL MODE
OK
0001/0012
How to view your files:
1. While in Review Mode, press the (
) button to have nine thumbnail images or video clips
appear at once on the LCD display.
2. Press the joystick
to highlight a picture or video clip.
• When the joystick is pressed up in the top row of thumbnails, the previous 9 files will be
displayed
• When the joystick is pressed down in the bottom row of thumbnails, the next 9 files will be
displayed.
3. Press the OK button to view the enlarged picture or video clip.
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CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
SET AUTO OFF TIME
T
SETUP
T
Set Auto OFF Time
TV Option
Speaker
Language Option
Restore Default
RETURN
SELECT
OFF
30 SEC
60 SEC
90 SEC
RETURN
OK SET
TV OPTION
CAMERA MODE
+
–
White Balance
EV Compensatiion
Setup
LCD Brightness
Card Format
Camera Info
Adjust Date
Adjust Time
RETURN
SELECT
1
RETURN
NTSC
PAL
SETUP
SELECT
RETURN
OK SET
SPEAKER
ON
OFF
SETUP
12
24
D
M
Time Format
Date Format
RETURN
RETURN
OK SET
LANGUAGE OPTION
SELECT
English
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
RETURN
OK SET
LANGUAGE OPTION
Español
Nederlands
RETURN
OK SET
RESTORE DEFAULT
YES
NO
RETURN
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OK SET
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
LCD BRIGHTNESS
SETUP
T
CAMERA MODE
–
+
OK SET
CARD FORMAT
Yes
No
SETUP
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
LCD Brightness
Card Format
Camera Info
Adjust Date
Adjust Time
RETURN
SELECT
1
RETURN
Set Auto OFF Time
TV Option
Speaker
Language Option
Restore Default
RETURN
SELECT
SELECT
SETUP
12
24
D
M
Time Format
Date Format
RETURN
CAMERA INFO
FW Version
FW P/N
Date
Comment
MA4 MA5
RETURN
B06
2F0049-09
2003 4 28
EP3 FW
PA5 PA6
OK SET
ADJUST DATE
1
RETURN
OK SET
SELECT
01 Ú 01 Ú 2002
RETURN
OK SET
ADJUST TIME
01 :01 AM
RETURN
12
24
OK SET
TIME FORMAT
12 Hours
24 Hours
RETURN
D
M
OK SET
DATE FORMAT
DD Ú MM Ú YYYY
MM Ú DD Ú YYYY
YYYY Ú MM Ú DD
RETURN
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OK SET
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
Using the Setup menu:
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Set the mode dial to (
) or (
).
3. Press MENU to display the main menu.
4. Press the joystick
until Setup is highlighted.
5. Press the joystick
to enter the Setup submenu.
6. In the Setup menu, press the joystick
to highlight the option you wish to customize.
7. Press the joystick
to enter the submenu of the highlighted option.
8. Use the joystick to adjust the setting and press OK to select.
9. Press the joystick
to return to the previous menu OR press MENU to exit.
Setup Menu and Features
Setup Setting
Options
Description
30, 60, 90
This feature enables the camera to
automatically turn off when it is idle.
Off
Deactivates the automatic power off
option.
TV Option
NTSC, PAL
Sets the mode the camera needs to
adapt to your TV. (p.54)
Speaker
On, Off
Activates or deactivates the audio
feature in the camera. Note: Audio is
an optional feature available in some
models only.
Language
Option
,
English,
Français,
Español,
Italiano,
Deutsch,
Nelerlands,
Sets the language in your camera.
Restore Default
Yes/No
Sets all camera settings to the factory default.
Set Auto Off
Time
T
LCD Brightness
Sets the LCD brightness level.
Card Format
Yes/No
Formats internal memory or the memory card
by deleting all files.
Camera Info
FW Version
FW Part No.
Date
Comment
Displays the camera version information.
This is for information purposes only.
Adjust Date
Month, Day
Year
Changes the date in your camera.
Adjust Time
Hour, Minute,
AM or PM
Changes the time in your camera.
12
24
Time Format
12 Hours,
24 Hours
Changes the time format.
D
Date Format
DD/MM/YYYY,
MM/DD/YYYY,
YYYY/MM/DD
Changes the date display.
1
M
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CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
SETTING THE AUTO OFF TIME
CAMERA MODE
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
RETURN
SELECT
SETUP
T
T
Set Auto OFF Time
TV Option
Speaker
Language Option
Restore Default
RETURN
SELECT
SET AUTO OFF TIME
OFF
30 SEC
60 SEC
90 SEC
RETURN
OK SET
Notes:
• When the camera is in auto off mode, press the shutter button to turn the camera back on.
• When the camera automatically turns off, the lens cover will not close automatically.
Please turn the camera off manually to close the lens cover.
• The default setting is 30 seconds to conserve battery power.
SETTING THE LANGUAGE
SETUP
T
Set Auto OFF Time
TV Option
Speaker
Language Option
Restore Default
RETURN
SELECT
LANGUAGE OPTION
LANGUAGE OPTION
English
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
RETURN
Español
Nederlands
OK SET
RETURN
To set the Language:
1. In the Setup menu, press the joystick
until Language is highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to enter the Language submenu.
3. Press the joystick
to highlight the desired language.
4. Press OK to select the language.
• All menu screens will be displayed in the new language.
• To quit the selection, press the MENU button or the joystick
.
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OK SET
CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
SETTING THE DATE
1. In the Setup menu, press the joystick
until Adjust Date is
highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to highlight the month (MM), date (DD) or
year (YYYY).
• The selection will blink when it is highlighted.
3. Press the joystick
to change the data in the blinking
position until you reach the desired setting.
4. Press OK to set.
1
ADJUST DATE
01 Ú 01 Ú 2002
RETURN
OK SET
Note:
• The date can be displayed in MM/DD/YYYY; DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY/MM/DD.
• If the battery is removed for more than 4 minutes, the date will return to its default setting.
• Set Date/Time! will appear on the LCD when the camera is turned on. Press the Shutter
button slightly to turn the reminder off.
SETTING THE TIME
1. In the Setup menu, press the joystick
until Adjust Time is
highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to highlight the hour (HH), minutes (MM)
or AM/PM.
• The selection will blink when it is highlighted.
3. Press the joystick
to change the data in the blinking
position until you reach the desired setting.
4. Press OK to set.
ADJUST TIME
01 :01 AM
RETURN
OK SET
Note:
• The time can be displayed in a 12-hour or 24-hour respectively format.
• If the battery is removed for more than 4 minutes, the time will return to its default setting.
• Set Date/Time! will appear on the LCD when the camera is turned on. Press the Shutter
button slightly to turn the reminder off.
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CUSTOMIZING THE CAMERA SETTINGS
SETTING THE LCD BRIGHTNESS
1
RETURN
LCD BRIGHTNESS
SETUP
CAMERA MODE
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
SELECT
LCD Brightness
Card Format
Camera Info
Adjust Date
Adjust Time
RETURN
SELECT
–
+
OK SET
How to set the LCD Brightness:
1. In the Setup menu, press the joystick
until LCD Brightness is highlighted.
2. Press the joystick
to display the LCD Brightness bar on the LCD.
3. Press the joystick
/
to adjust the brightness.
4. Press OK to set.
• The camera will return to picture taking mode or review mode.
FORMATTING THE INTERNAL MEMORY OR MEMORY CARD
CAUTION:
!
1. Formatting deletes all pictures and video clips from the internal memory or
memory card.
2. Removing the card during formatting may damage the card.
3. Selecting the formatting feature while there is no memory card in the
camera, will cause the internal memory to format. All pictures and video
clips on the internal memory will be lost.
SETUP
CAMERA MODE
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
1
RETURN
1.
2.
3.
4.
SELECT
LCD Brightness
Card Format
Camera Info
Adjust Date
Adjust Time
RETURN
SELECT
CARD FORMAT
Yes
No
RETURN
OK SET
In the Setup menu, press the joystick
until Card Format is highlighted.
Press the joystick
to enter the Format submenu.
Press the joystick
to highlight No or Yes.
Press OK to select.
If No is selected, no change will be made, and you will return to the Main Menu.
If Yes is selected, ALL FILES will be deleted.
Note: If MEMORY ERROR! is displayed on the LCD screen, this indicates that he internal
memory or the memory card is corrupted. Please format the memory to continue.
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RESTORE THE CAMERA TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS
RESTORE THE CAMERA TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS
To restore the default settings in your camera:
1. Press the joystick
when Restore Default is highlighted in the camera.
2. Press the joystick
to select No or Yes.
When No is selected, no change is made.
When Yes is selected, the Default settings will be restored. Please refer to the table below
for the default settings.
OPTION
Capture mode
Q Quality
Resolution
DEFAULT STATUS
Single Shot
Fine
2048 X 1536
Digital Zoom
ON
S Scene Selection
OFF
+
–
T
White Balance
Auto
Exposure Compensation
0
Auto Off
30 SEC
LCD Brightness
Center
Speaker
ON (Audio is an optional feature
available in some models only.)
Time Format
12 Hours
Note: After the camera is set to default, the Language, Date and Time menus will appear
when the camera is turned on.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
INSTALLATION GUIDE
Computer System Requirements
Windows
• 133MHz Pentium MMX processor or equivalent (300MHz Pentium II or better recommended)
• Microsoft Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home /
Professional / Media Center
• 275MB free hard disk space (extra 30MB for Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 and 65MB for Microsoft
DirectX 9.0 if required)
• 64MB of RAM (128MB or more recommended)
• Minimum 800 x 600 display with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 with 24-bit color or better
recommended)
• USB Port
• CD-ROM Drive
Macintosh
• Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and X or later
• Power PC-based
• 32MB of RAM
• 640 x 480 display with Thousands of colors (Millions of colors recommended)
• Built-In USB Port
Installation Requirements
The installer will automatically detect which software applications need to be installed or if they
are not necessary. Please read the installation requirements before proceeding with the
installation process.
System
Windows
98/98SE
Install Camera
Driver
X
Install DirectX 9
X
Install ArcSoft
PhotoImpression
X
Windows
Me
Windows
2000
Windows
XP
Macintosh
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Install Adobe
Acrobat Reader 5.1
Camera automatically
detected by the
computer (no driver
installation required)
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
USING THE INSTALLER SPLASH SCREEN
The installer will automatically detect which software
applications need to be installed or if they are not necessary.
This will be indicated by the buttons on the splash screen that
appears when the CD-ROM is inserted into the computer:
Color
Description
Yellow (
Gray (
)
)
Required or highly
recommended to install.
Already installed or not necessary
Option
Description
Camera Drivers
The USB Mass Storage camera drivers enable the
camera to become an external drive on your computer.
Microsoft DirectX 9
DirectX 9 enables the movie playback applications on
your computer to playback video clips that are captured
with the camera.
ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000
This photo software enables you to edit and enhance
pictures.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1
Adobe Acrobat Reader enables you to view the electronic
version of the User’s Guide.
User’s Guide
Direct link to the electronic version of the User’s Guide in
different languages. (All User’s Guides are saved in PDF
format.)
Concord Support Website
Direct link to our camera support website.
Please establish an internet connection
before clicking on the link.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
FLOW DIAGRAM FOR SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
To transfer the pictures and video clips from the memory card or the camera internal memory,
the camera must be connected to a computer with the provided Mini-USB cable. Additional
setup maybe required by some operating systems before connecting the camera to the
computer for the first time.
Identifying your operating system
Windows
98/98SE p.43
Windows 2000
Professional p.43
Installing the USB
Mass Storage Drivers
and DirectX 9 p.44
Windows
Me/XP p.43
Mac OS
9.x/10.x p.43
Installing
DirectX 9 p.46
Installing ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000 p.47
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 (if needed) p.48
Connecting the camera to the computer p.51
Downloading pictures and video clips onto the computer p.51
Disconnecting the camera from the computer p.53
Data transfer may not function correctly if you have one of the operating systems listed below or
you are using an add-on USB adapter or USB hub.
•
•
•
•
Windows 95
Windows NT 3.51/4.0
Mac OS 8.6 or lower
Home built computer systems or computer systems without a factory installed operating
system
• Home installed operating system or upgrade to the operating system.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
IDENTIFYING YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows
1. Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and go to
Properties.
2. The System Properties Box will appear.
The information about your computer is listed under the system
area.
3. Confirm that your computer is running one of the following
operating systems and proceed to the page in the chart for
installation instructions:
System
Proceed to page
Windows 98, Windows 98
Second Edition
Page 44
Windows 2000
Page 46
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Page 47
4. Press
OK
Millennium Edition,
XP Home Edition,
XP Professional Edition,
XP Media Center Edition
to close the window.
If the My Computer icon is not on your desktop, click Control Panel icon from the Start Menu
and double click on the System icon to open the System Property Box.
Macintosh
1. In the Apple Menu on the Menu bar, select About this Computer.
2. A window will appear with the computers operating system version. Confirm that your
computer is version 9 or higher.
No installation of software is necessary for Macintosh users, please go to Page 51 to connecting
your camera to the computer.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
INSTALLING THE DRIVER AND DIRECTX 9 – WINDOWS 98/98SE
NOTE: Do not connect the camera to your computer before the camera drivers and Microsoft
DirectX 9 installation is completed.
Step 1
Make sure your camera is powered off and not connected to the computer.
Step 2
Make sure the computer is powered on and Windows 98 or 98SE is running.
Step 3
Close any other applications or software you may be running.
Step 4
Insert the CD-ROM included in your camera’s packaging into your computer’s
CD-ROM Drive.
NOTE: If the installer does not start automatically within 30 seconds after the
CD-ROM has been inserted, click on "My Computer" either on the Desktop or
in the Start Menu and locate the CD-ROM Drive. Double click on the CD-ROM
Drive icon for installation. Double-click on the file named Install and proceed
to Step 5.
Step 5
The installation screen will appear,
Click on Install Camera Drivers
Step 6
Click [Next >].
Step 7
The next dialog will prompt you to select
the components that will be installed.
USB Mass Storage Driver and DirectX 9
will be preselected. The files will be saved
in the Concord Eye-Q 3340z directory
automatically.
OR
You may change the default folder by
clicking [Browse…] and selecting a
different folder in your computer.
Click [Next >]
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
Step 8
Click [Install]
Step 9
Install progress bar
Step 10
The next screen will begin the DirectX
setup. Click [Next >]
Step 11
Click [Next >]
Step 12
Click [Finish]
Your computer will automatically
reboot.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
INSTALLING DIRECTX 9– WINDOWS 2000
Step 1
Make sure your camera is powered off and not connected to the computer.
Step 2
Make sure the computer is powered on and Windows 2000 is running.
Step 3
Close any other applications or software you may be running.
Step 4
Insert the CD-ROM included in your camera’s packaging into your computer’s
CD-ROM Drive.
NOTE: If the installer does not start automatically within 30 seconds after the
CD-ROM has been inserted, click on "My Computer" either on the Desktop or in the
Start Menu and locate the CD-ROM Drive. Double click on the CD-ROM Drive icon
for installation. Double-click on the file named Install and proceed to Step 5.
Step 5
The installation screen will appear, click
on Install Microsoft DirectX 9.0
Step 6
The next screen will begin the DirectX
setup. Click [Next >]
Step 7
Click [Next >]
Step 8
Click [Finish]
Your computer will automatically reboot.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
INSTALLING ARCSOFT PHOTOIMPRESSION – ALL WINDOWS USERS
Step 1
Make sure your camera is powered off and not connected to the computer.
Step 2
Make sure the computer is powered on and Windows is running.
Step 3
Close any other applications or software you may be running.
Step 4
Insert the CD-ROM included in your camera’s packaging into your computer’s
CD-ROM Drive.
NOTE: If the installer does not start automatically within 30 seconds after the
CD-ROM has been inserted, click on "My Computer" either on the Desktop or
in the Start Menu and locate the CD-ROM Drive. Double click on the CD-ROM
Drive icon for installation. Double-click on the file named Install and proceed to
Step 5.
Step 5
The installation screen will appear, Click
on Install ArcSoft PhotoImpression
2000
Step 6
The Set- Up language window will appear,
select the language from the drop down box and
click OK.
Step 7
Click [Next >]
Step 8
Click [Yes]
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
Step 9
Click [Next >]
Step 10
Make sure all two applications are checked
and then click [Next >]
Step 11
Click [Next >]
Step 12
The screen will show the status of the
installation
Step 13
Click [Finish]
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
INSTALLING ADOBE ACROBAT READER 5.1- ALL WINDOWS USERS
(OPTIONAL)
Step 1
Make sure your camera is powered off and not connected to the computer.
Step 2
Make sure the computer is powered on and Windows is running.
Step 3
Close any other applications or software you may be running.
Step 4
Insert the CD-ROM included in your camera’s packaging into your computer’s
CD-ROM Drive.
NOTE: If the installer does not start automatically within 30 seconds after the
CD-ROM has been inserted, click on "My Computer" either on the Desktop or
in the Start Menu and locate the CD-ROM Drive. Double click on the CD-ROM
Drive icon for installation. Double-click on the file named Install and proceed to
Step 5.
Step 5
The installation screen will appear,
Click on Install Adobe Acrobat
Reader 5.1
Step 6
Status bar.
Step 7
Click [Next >].
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
Step 8
The files will be saved into C:\Program
Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.1 automatically.
OR
You may change the default folder by
clicking [Browse…] and selecting a different
folder in your computer.
Click [Next >]
Step 9
Installation progress
Step 10
Select Yes, to restart the computer or No, to
restart the computer later.
Click [Finish >]
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER
NOTE: Do not connect the camera to your computer before the camera drivers and Microsoft
DirectX 9 installation is completed.
1. Power the camera off.
The batteries must be in the camera.
2. Connect the camera to the computer with the Mini-USB cable
provided.
• Plug the larger end of the Mini-USB cable that is included with the
camera into your PC’s USB port. (Please refer to your computer’s
documentation for more information on the location of the USB
port.)
• Plug the small end of the Mini-USB cable into the USB port located
in the Cable Connection panel on the side of the camera.
3. When the camera is connected to the computer for the first time, the camera USB Mass
Storage driver installation will begin. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
DOWNLOADING PICTURES AND VIDEO CLIPS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER
Note: Windows 98/98SE users must install the camera driver first. Page 44
Note: Windows 2000 users must install DirectX 9 to view video clips on the computer. Page 46
Downloading files from the camera:
• Internal memory: Do not insert the memory card.
• Memory Card: Insert the memory card.
Caution: Do not attempt to open the battery/memory door to insert or remove the memory
card and/or batteries when the camera is connected to the computer.
FOR WINDOWS USERS
Downloading Pictures and Video Clips onto your computer:
1. Connect the camera to the computer.
2. Double-click on My Computer.
3. Double-click Removable Disk.
4. Double-click DCIM.
5. Double-click 100CD330.
• The stored pictures (JPG) and video clips (AVI) stored in the internal memory or the
memory card will be displayed
6. Click and drag the files into a directory in your computer to save them.
• To select all files, click Edit > Select all.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER
FOR MACINTOSH USERS
1. Connect the camera to the computer. (p.51)
• After a few moments, the external hard drive will appear on the desktop.
2. Double-click the “untitled” removable drive that is on your desktop.
3. Double-click DCIM.
4. Double-click 100CD330.
• The stored pictures (JPG) and video clips (AVI) stored in the internal memory or the
memory card will be displayed.
5 . Drag and drop the image you want to save in the computer.
• To select all files, click Edit > Select all.
Note: You may also transfer the stored pictures and video clips on your memory card onto
your computer by using a memory card reader (sold separately.)
USING ARCSOFT PHOTOIMPRESSION
Windows Only
1. Connect the camera to the computer. (p.51)
2. Launch ArcSoft PhotoImpression software
by clicking on Start-Programs-ArcSoft
Camera Suite and choosing
PhotoImpression from the application list on
your screen.
3. When the Application opens.
4. Click on the [Camera/ Scanner] button.(a)
5. Click on the drop-down list under Select
Source and choose Concord Camera.(b)
6. Click on the Camera/ Scanner Icon. (c)
• A second window will appear showing
the contents (pictures) in the internal
memory or the memory card, and options
on how to handle them. (d)
7. Select the picture you would like to view, edit or save by clicking on it. The
selected image will be highlighted by a border. You may also click on Select All
(f) to choose all pictures.
8. Click on Get Photos (e).
9. The pictures will then be added to your album at the bottom of the application
(g). To access these, click CLOSE on the Camera Controls windows. Doubleclic
on the thumbnail to open.
10.You may now edit, save, print or further enhance your pictures using the buttons
on the left hand side of the screen. Please refer to ArcSoft's Software help
secton for a tutorial on all the features PhotoImpression offers.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER
UNPLUGGING YOUR CAMERA FROM THE COMPUTER
Windows 98/98SE:
1. Double-click on My Computer
2. Right-click on Removable Disk to display the menu.
3. Click on Eject in the menu.
4. Unplug the Mini-USB from the camera.
Windows ME/2000/XP:
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Click once on the "Unplug or Eject Hardware" icon on the right hand
side of your task bar. (fig.1.1)
3. Select “Stop Concord Eye-Q 3340z USB Mass Storage Device”
4. Click [OK] in the “Safe to Remove Hardware” prompt.
5. Unplug the Mini-USB from the camera. (fig.1.2)
fig.1.1
Macintosh:
1. Drag the “untitled” removable drive icon on the desktop to the Trash.
2. Unplug the Mini-USB cable from the camera.
fig.1.2
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TV MODE
TV MODE - VIEWING AND DELETING YOUR FILES ON TV
The camera allows you to view individual files and record clips on the television. To begin, check
your television documentation to determine what video standard you should set your camera to
either NTSC or PAL.
CAMERA MODE
White Balance
+ EV Compensatiion
–
Setup
RETURN
SELECT
TV OPTION
SETUP
T
Set Auto OFF Time
TV Option
Speaker
Language Option
Restore Default
RETURN
SELECT
NTSC
PAL
RETURN
OK SET
Changing the TV Mode setting:
1. Slide the Mode Switch to (
).
2. Press MENU to view the (
) Main Menu.
3. Press the joystick
until Setup is highlighted.
4. Press the joystick
to enter the Setup menu.
5. In the Setup menu press the joystick
until TV is highlighted
6. Press the joystick
to enter the TV submenu.
7. Press the joystick
to change the setting to NTSC or PAL.
8. Press MENU to exit.
Note: If the TV is not properly grounded, the camera may malfunction while it is connected
to the TV. Press the shutter button OR press the reset button with a pointed object such as a
pen, then turn the camera off then back on with the On/Off switch. Please contact your TV
service provider for more information on grounding your TV.
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TV MODE / ERROR MESSAGES
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE TELEVISION
Connecting the camera to the television:
1. Connect the TV-Out cable into the jack marked VIDEO or VIDEO IN
on your television.
2. Turn on your television.
3. Set the television to video mode according to the instructions in the
owner’s manual. (This is usually channel 3, 4 or AV).
4. Turn the camera on by sliding the On/Off Switch.
5. Connect the other end of the cable into the VIDEO port located in the
cable connection panel. (fig.1.1)
fig.1.1
Using the TV as a Live Viewfinder:
1. Connect the camera to the TV.
2. Turn the camera on.
3. Slide the Mode Switch to (
).
4. The TV will become a live viewfinder.
Note: You may record your TV Mode session by using your VCR. Please refer to your VCR
documentation to learn more about recording.
Reviewing pictures and video clips on your TV:
1. In TV Mode, slide the Mode Switch to (
).
2. Press the joystick
to scroll through the saved pictures and video clips.
3. To customize your camera settings and to view more options, press MENU to display the TV
Menu on the TV screen.
• The TV menu will display the same Delete menu and Setup menu used in the camera.
Please refer to pages 30 and 33 for further information.
Viewing video clips:
1. When an AVI file is displayed on the TV, press
OK
to view.
ERROR MESSAGES
Memory Error
07 ⁄ 04 ⁄ 2003 02:40
fig.1.1
Card Full
Memory Full
07 ⁄ 04 ⁄ 2003 02:40
fig.1.2
07 ⁄ 04 ⁄ 2003 02:40
fig.1.3
Error Messages on the LCD indicate if the memory is full or if there is a problem with the
memory.
Note: If the internal memory or the memory card is corrupted, the LCD will read ERROR!
The memory needs to be formatted. Please format all files to continue. (Page.38)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Batteries were not installed
correctly
Install batteries correctly using
the direction indicators on the
inside of the battery door.
Batteries are dead or weak
Replace batteries
Batter compartment door was
not closed correctly
Close the battery compartment
properly.
The camera/buttons do not
work.
The camera needs to be reset.
Press the reset button on the
back of the camera with a pointed
object such as a pen, then power
the camera on and off.
The camera turns off
during usage.
The batteries are drained of
power.
Replace the batteries with new
ones.
The Auto time off setting is too
short.
Your camera comes with an Auto
Time Off setting, so if the camera
is inactive for a certain amount of
time, it powers off to conserve
battery power. Please refer to the
Time-Out section on p.36. to set
your time limit.
Poor Lighting.
Increase the lighting in the
surrounding area when taking
picture and video clips.
Lens is dirty.
Clean the lens with a soft cloth.
See the Camera Maintenance
section.
Subject too close.
Stand at least 3.9 ft. (1.2m) away
from the subject.
Subject is too close.
Move the subject further away
from the camera.
The flash is not needed.
Change the camera setting to
Auto Flash. See p.15.
Lighting condition is too bright.
Decrease exposure
compensation. See p.25.
SYMPTOM
CAMERA
Cannot turn on the camera
PICTURES/VIDEO CLIPS
Picture/Video clip has poor
image quality
TAKING PICTURES
Flash picture taken is too
light.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Flash Picture taken is too
dark.
The subject is too far away for
the flash to be affective.
Move the subject closer to the
camera, or move the camera
closer to the subject.
Flash is not on.
Turn the flash On.
The subject is in front of a
bright light.
Change the subject's position.
Lighting condition is too dark.
Increase the exposure
compensation. See p.25.
There was sufficient flash for the
picture and the flash did not fire.
This happens when the camera
is set to Auto Flash.
This is normal as your cameras
electronic light sensor is
programmed to only fire the
flash when needed.
Camera’s flash has been turned
off.
Turn the flash to Auto flash.
Flash did not charge.
Verify that the Ready LED has
stopped blinking before taking
a picture.
Subject or camera was moved as
the picture was taken.
Hold camera steady until
picture is taken.
The focus was not locked
before taking the picture.
Before taking a picture, press
the shutter button half-way to
lock the focus, and press the
shutter button fully to capture
the picture. (p.14)
There is something wrong
with the color of your
photographs.
White balance is not set
properly.
Reset the white balance
feature to Auto, or for the
specific lighting in the
surrounding area.
Cannot take a picture or a
video clip
Memory is full
Delete all pictures and continue
shooting.
Flash did not work.
Picture taken is blurry.
Download the stored files to
your PC and delete the files
from the cameras internal
memory or memory card.
Insert a memory card with
sufficient memory available.
Camera is not set in
picture/video clip taking mode.
Set the camera to the proper
mode for recording video clips,
or taking photographs.
Power is off.
Turn the Power on.
Camera is in Auto Power off
mode.
Turn the power on.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Cannot take a picture or a
video clip when using an
SD memory card
The SD card is locked or write
protected.
Remove the SD card from the
card slot and slide the lock
switch to off.
Picture is blurred when
looking through the
viewfinder.
Viewfinder is dirty.
Clean the viewfinder with a soft
cloth or cotton swab. See the
Camera maintenance section.
Viewfinder needs to be
focused.
Use the diopter wheel next to
the viewfinder to adjust the
focus.
Part of the picture/ video
clip is missing.
Something was blocking the
lens when taking the picture.
Keep hands, fingers, etc. away
from the lens when taking a
picture.
Camera is not responding
during picture capture.
The picture was not centered
correctly in the viewfinder.
Leave space around the
subject when centering the
picture in the viewfinder.
The battery level is low and
the camera does not have
sufficient power to complete
picture capture.
Replace batteries.
The camera is not turned on.
Turn the camera on.
The camera is processing a
picture; the ready LED light is
still blinking.
Wait until the light stops
blinking before attempting to
take another picture.
Protective plastic film still in
place on the camera.
Make sure the protective
plastic film covering the LCD
during shipment, has been
removed.
The LCD brightness level is
set too low.
Increase the brightness level
on your LCD to meet your
personal needs. See p.38 for
setting the brightness.
The LCD screen looks
milky and/or scratched.
Protective plastic film still in
place on the camera.
Make sure the protective
plastic film covering the LCD
during shipment, has been
removed.
The LCD is not displaying
anything.
LCD is turned off.
Turn the LCD on,
by pressing (
)
The battery level is low.
Replace the batteries.
The shutter button does
not work.
LCD
The LCD display is dark.
VIEWING VIDEO CLIPS ON THE COMPUTER (WINDOWS 98/98SE/2000)
Cannot playback stored
video clips on the
computer
Video playback files are
missing.
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Install Microsoft DirectX 9.
(p.44)
TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
INSTALLING SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS
Camera is not
responding during
picture download to the
PC.
Cannot transfer pictures
to the computer. The
New Hardware Wizard
cannot locate drivers.
(Windows 98/98SE)
The operating system may not
be allocating adequate
resources to download the
pictures.
Reset the camera by pressing
the reset button with a pointed
object such as a pen. Reboot
the computer.
The Mini-USB cable is not
plugged into the camera.
Check that the Mini-USB cable
is plugged into the camera.
The Mini-USB cable is not
plugged into the computer.
Check that the USB cable is
plugged into the computer.
The computer is not powered
on.
Turn your computer on.
The Software is not installed on
the computer.
Disconnect the Mini-USB cable
from the camera and the
computer. Install the camera
software and drivers. (p.44)
Software is not fully or correctly
installed on the computer.
Disconnect the Mini-USB cable
from the camera and the
computer. Uninstall the
software: Start-Settings-Control
Panel-Add/ Remove Programs.
Re-install the camera drivers.
See p.44.
The card may not be SD
certified.
Purchase a certified SD card.
The card may be corrupted.
Reformat the card. Caution:
Formatting erases all pictures
on the card. (p.38)
No card is inserted in the
camera.
Insert a card into the card slot.
See p.9.
SD CARDS
The camera does not
recognize your SD Card.
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GETTING HELP
GETTING HELP
You can get help from our troubleshooting section, FAQ on our website or by contacting a customer
support representative.
Troubleshooting Section
If you need help with your camera, refer to the Troubleshooting section of this manual on page p.57
Website Customer Support/FAQ
Please visit our customer support website at: www.support.concord-camera.com to view the
FAQ section. Most support issues are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.
Customer Support
Before You E-mail or Call us
If you have questions concerning the operation of the camera or software installation, you can
speak to or e-mail a customer service representative. Please have the following information
available:
Camera Information:
Name of camera model
Camera Serial Number
Camera Info in camera (p.33):
FW Version
FW Part Number
Date
Comment
Computer Information:
Operating System
Processor Speed (MHz)
Computer Make and Model
Amount of memory
Exact Error message received
CD-ROM Part Number
For Camera Support please contact:
Toll Free in the US and Canada:
• (866) 522-6372
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Web: www.concord-camera.com
Email: support@concord-camera.com
Toll Free in Europe:
•
•
•
•
•
UK: 0800-1696482
Spain: 900-973195
Germany: 0800-1800563
Italy: 800-781883
France: 0800-917599
Toll:
• 31-53-4829779
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday & Sunday: closed
(Central European Time)
Email: support@concord-camera.com
For ArcSoft Technical Support on Photo Editing Software, please contact:
In the USA and Canada:
In Europe:
ArcSoft, Inc.
46601 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
Monday – Friday
8:30AM - 5:30PM (PST)
Tel: (510) 440-9901
Fax: (510) 440-1270
Web: www.arcsoft.com
E-mail: support@arcsoft.com
Arcsoft, Inc.
Unit, Shannon Industrial
Estate
Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 61 702087
Fax: +353 (0) 61 702001
E-mail: europe@arcsoft.com
Note: Working hours are subject to change without prior notice.
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CAMERA SPECIFICATION
CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor
Image Resolution
3.1 Megapixels (2048 x 1536 resolution), 1/2.7" CCD sensor
Lens
5.8 - 17.4 mm f/2.8 - f/4.3, 3x Optical Zoom with bent light path, 12
elements all glass
Zoom
Focusing Range
Exposure
3x Optical Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
3.1 Megapixels
2 Megapixels
1.2 Megapixels
VGA
Auto focus from 0.5 m(1.6 feet) to infinity, macro from approx. 10cm
Auto exposure and auto white balance with manual presets
Internal Memory
Removable
Storage
Output Picture
File Format
Viewfinder
Self-Timer
16 MB non-volatile memory
SD memory card slot
JPG/EXIF
Optical 3x Zoom viewfinder with 80% coverage
Approximately 10 seconds with blinking red LED
Resolution
Storage Capacity
(Approx. with
16MB of memory)
Flash Unit
Power Source
Connectivity
System
Compatibility
Video Clips
Dimensions
PC Software
Accessories
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
3MP
(2048 x 1536)
15 images
30 images
60 images
2MP
1.2MP
(1600 x 1200) (1280 x 960)
24 images
38 images
49 images
77 images
99 images
155 images
VGA
(640 x 480)
155 images
311 images
623 images
Flash off, auto flash, fill-in flash, red-eye reduction and night mode
2x AA Batteries
Mini-USB connection direct to PC or Mac SD connection to SD card reader
Video connection direct to TV (NTSC/PAL)
Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP and Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and X or
later
QVGA resolution, 30fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) format
113mm x 56mm x 30mm
ArcSoft PhotoImpression, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1
CD-ROM for Windows:
– Camera Drivers
– Microsoft DirectX 9
– ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000
– Adobe Acrobat 5.1
– View User's Guide (Multilingual)
– Visit Concord Support Web Site
Multilingual User’s Guide
Multilingual Quick Start Guide
Mini-USB Cable
TV Cable
Wrist Strap
Pouch
4 x NiMH AA Rechargeable Batteries
Overnight Battery charger
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SAFETY TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
SAFETY TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the camera body:
1. Please use a soft dry cloth to clean the camera.
Cleaning the lens, viewfinder and LCD:
1. Blow off dirt or dust with a blower or canned air.
2. Gently wipe the lens, viewfinder and/or LCD with a micro-fiber cloth.
3. To remove dirt or residue, moisten the cloth with lens cleaning fluid and gently wipe the lens,
viewfinder and/or LCD.
CAUTION: Do not apply the fluid directly onto the lens, viewfinder or LCD.
Safety Tips
Precautions for the camera:
• Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. This may cause a fire or electric shock or
severe damage to the camera.
• Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or animals. Positioning the flash too close to
your subject's eyes may cause eyesight damage.
• When taking photographs, never point the lens of the camera directly into very strong light.
This may result in permanent damage to the camera or your eyesight.
• Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases as this
could increase the risk of explosion.
• For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of reach of children or animals to
prevent accidents.
• Do not swallow batteries or small camera accessories.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and never let it get wet. Do not use
outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Should any form of liquid enter the camera, do not use it. Switch the camera off, and then
remove the batteries. Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or electric
shock.
• Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera through access
points e.g. card slot and battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
• Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a risk of electric shock.
• Under the environment with electrostatic discharge, the camera may malfunction and require
the user to reset the camera.
• Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class B FCC
limits.
• Please avoid using the camera in high or low temperature. Operation temperature range
32ºF - 104ºF (0ºC - 40ºC).
• It is normal that the temperature of the camera body rises after being in use for a long period.
• Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures such as in a
sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other places with extreme variances in temperature.
Exposure to extreme temperatures may adversely affect the camera's internal components
and could cause a fire.
• Always use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area.
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SAFETY TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
Precautions for batteries:
• Use 2x AA batteries only.
• Dispose of the batteries in a manner that complies with applicable laws.
• Leakage, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury.
• Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not use old batteries with new ones, or mix brands of batteries.
• Ensure the batteries are positioned correctly with regard to polarity (+/-).
• Allowing dust to accumulate in the camera over a long period is hazardous and in extreme
circumstances may cause a fire. It is best to clean your camera prior to seasonal periods of
high humidity.
• Batteries may lose power if kept inside the camera for a long time without using. Please
remove the batteries while the camera is not in use.
• Do not use manganese batteries as they cannot supply sufficient power to support the
camera's operations. Batteries may not work normally under 32ºF (0ºC).
Precautions for SD Memory Cards:
• In the event of malfunction or damage, it is possible that data may be lost. Concord Camera
is not responsible in any way for such data loss.
• Do not touch the terminals with hands or metal objects.
• Keep dust, water and foreign objects away from the terminal section.
• Avoid heat, liquid and direct sunlight when using and for storage.
• Do not open the battery/card cover or remove the SD Memory Card while data is being read
or written.
• Do not dismantle or modify.
• The recorded data may be lost if the card is affected by strong static electricity or electrical
shock, or during card repair or malfunction.
• When using SD Memory Cards do not change the attributes (read-only, etc.) of the files
(pictures (JPEG) or video clips (AVI) on the card. Doing so may prevent the camera from
working properly when deleting, etc.
• Do not change the file names or the directory name of the pictures or video clips using a
computer or save files other than pictures or video clips taken by this camera onto the SD
memory card. Pictures or video clips that have been edited or added to the SD memory card
with the computer may not play back and it may cause the camera to malfunction.
• The SD Memory Card includes a write-protect switch. Sliding this switch downward prevents
data from being written to the card and pictures and video clips saved on the card are
protected.
• Please note that pictures and video clips cannot be taken or deleted when the write-protect
switch is on.
• When using a large-capacity card, writing, reading and deletion may take some time.
• Do not store the card in places with high humidity, dusty places or where static electricity or
electromagnetic fields are likely to occur.
• Images stored in the memory card may be ruined or damaged if you turn off the camera while
it is in process of reading, writing or formatting etc.
• SD cards are delicate electronic devices. Please do not bend or drop them
• Please do not place the SD card in or near to an environment of strong electronic or magnetic
fields such as loud speakers or TV receivers.
• Please keep the SD card in its bag or case when not in use.
• It's normal that the SD card is warm after use.
• Please make sure you switch off the camera before you remove the SD card.
• Do not open the battery/memory card door or remove the SD Memory Card while the camera
is reading, writing or formatting the card.
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REGULATORY INFORMATION
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC INFORMATION
FCC WARNING: This equipment meets the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of FCC rules. Only the cable supplied with the camera should be used. Operation with other
cables is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception and could void the user’s
authorization to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Tested to comply
with FCC standards
for HOME OR OFFICE USE
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
USER INFORMATION
NOTE: 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 on and off, 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.
VCCI INFORMATION
This is a Class B product, to be used in a domestic environment, based on the Technical
Requirement of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) from Information
Technology Equipment. If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic
environment, it may cause radio interference. Please install and use the equipment according to
this instruction manual.
- This product is in conformity with Directive 89/336/EEC.
Concord, Concord Eye-Q and the Concord Eye-Q logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Concord Camera
Corp., in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and Macintosh are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands and product names
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
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