Minolta DIMAGE VIEWER 2.1 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Konica Minolta product. Please take the time to read
through this instruction manual so you can enjoy all the features of your new digital
camera.
Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately
contact your camera dealer.
DiMAGE G600 digital camera
Lithium-ion battery NP-600
Lithium-ion battery charger BC-600
Neck strap NS-DG130
SD Memory Card
USB cable USB-800
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
DiMAGE Viewer manual
Camera manual
Warranty card
Only use the battery specified in this manual that are manufactured and distributed by
Konica Minolta. Beware of counterfeit batteries; the use of these batteries will damage
the product and may cause fire.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of Konica
Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The
official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System. Pentium is a registered trademark
of the Intel Corporation. Power PC is a trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
QuickTime is a trademark used under license. Memory Stick is a trademark of Sony Corporation. All
other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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BEFORE YOU
BEGIN
FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE
Lithium-ion batteries
This camera operates on a small, but powerful lithium-ion battery. Misuse or abuse of the
lithium-ion battery can cause damage or injury through fire, electric shock, or chemical
leakage. Read and understand all warnings before using the battery.
DANGER
• Do not short, disassemble, damage, or modify the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to fire or high temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not expose the battery to water, or moisture. Water can corrode or damage the internal battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not drop or subject the battery to strong impacts. Impacts can damage the internal
battery safety devices and cause the battery to overheat, ignite, rupture, or leak.
• Do not store the battery near or in metallic products.
• Do not use the battery with any other products.
• Only use the specified charger. An inappropriate charger may cause damage or injury
through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use a leaking battery. If fluid from the battery enters your eye, immediately rinse
the eye with plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the battery makes
contact with your skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.
• Only charge the battery in an environment with ambient temperatures between 0° and
40°C (32° and 104°F). Use the battery only in an environment with ambient temperatures between 0° and 50°C (32° and 122°F). Store the battery in an environment with
ambient temperatures between –20° and 35°C (–4° and 95°F) and a humidity of 45%
to 85% RH.
WARNING
• Tape over the lithium-ion battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal;
always follow local regulations for battery disposal.
• If charging is not completed after the specified period elapses, unplug the charger and
discontinue charging immediately.
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GENERAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Read and understand the following warnings and cautions for safe use of the digital
camera and its accessories.
WARNING
• Only use the battery specified in this manual.
• Only use the specified charger or AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the
unit. An inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or
electric shock.
• Only use the charger power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not disassemble the camera or charger. Electric shock may cause injury if a high
voltage circuit inside the product is touched.
• Immediately remove the battery or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the
camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash
unit, is exposed. The flash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock
resulting in injury. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries
or fire.
• Keep the battery, memory card, or small parts that could be swallowed away from
infants. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed.
• Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm
them with the product or parts.
• Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.
• Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which may lead to an accident.
• Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an
accident.
• Do not look directly at the sun or strong light sources through the viewfinder. It may
damage your eyesight or cause blindness.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
• Do not use these products in a humid environment, or operate them with wet hands. If
liquid enters these products, immediately remove the battery or unplug the product, and
discontinue use. The continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage
or injury through fire or electric shock.
• Do not use these products near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine,
or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint
thinner to clean these products. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may
cause an explosion or fire.
• When unplugging the AC adapter or charger, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the
plug when removing it from an outlet.
• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter or charger cord. A damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.
• If these products emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately
remove the battery taking care not to burn yourself as the battery may become hot with
use. The continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.
• Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.
• Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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CAUTION
• Do not use or store these products in a hot or humid environment such as the glove
compartment or trunk of a car. It may damage the camera, charger, and battery which
may result in burns or injuries caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.
• If the battery is leaking, discontinue use of the product.
• The camera, charger, and battery temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care
should be taken to avoid burns.
• Burns may result if the memory card or battery is removed immediately after extended
periods of use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.
• Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large amount of energy which may cause burns.
• Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and
the liquid from the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes
contact with skin, wash the area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in
contact with the eyes, immediately rinse the eyes with plenty of water and contact a
doctor.
• When using the AC adapter and charger, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.
• Do not use electronic transformers or travel adapters with the charger. The use of these
devices may cause a fire or damage the product.
• Do not use if the AC adapter or charger cord is damaged.
• Do not cover the AC adapter or charger. A fire may result.
• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter or charger; this can hinder the unplugging of
the units in emergencies.
• Unplug the AC adapter or charger when cleaning or not in use.
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FOR
PROPER AND SAFE USE
The following marks may be found on the product:
This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the
EU (European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE
stands for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity).
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Compliance Statement
Declaration on Conformity
Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc.
Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Digital Camera: DiMAGE G600
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications
not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The getting up and running section covers how to prepare the camera for use. It contains
important information about power supplies and memory cards. The basic operation of
this camera is covered in the recording - basic operation section between pages 22 and
30, and the playback - basic operation section between pages 32 and 34. Read the datatransfer mode section in its entirety before connecting the camera to a computer or
printer.
Many of the features of this camera are controlled with menus. The menu navigation
sections concisely describe the menu. Descriptions of the settings immediately follow the
navigation sections.
The appendix contains a troubleshooting section to help answer questions about the
operation of the camera. Information covering camera care and storage is also provided.
Please store this manual in a safe place.
Names of parts ....................................................................................................................................12
Getting up and running.........................................................................................................................14
Charging the battery ................................................................................................................14
Inserting a battery....................................................................................................................15
Battery-condition indicator .......................................................................................................16
Auto power off .........................................................................................................................16
AC adapter (sold separately)...................................................................................................17
Installing and removing a memory card ..................................................................................18
About memory cards ...............................................................................................................19
Turning the camera on and off ................................................................................................20
Attaching the strap...................................................................................................................20
Setting the language, date, and time ......................................................................................21
Recording - basic operation .................................................................................................................22
Handling the camera ...............................................................................................................22
LCD monitor display ................................................................................................................22
Using the zoom lens................................................................................................................23
Camera-shake warning ...........................................................................................................23
Basic recording operation........................................................................................................24
Focus lock ...............................................................................................................................25
Focus range.............................................................................................................................25
Focus signals...........................................................................................................................26
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TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Special focusing situations ......................................................................................................26
Display button - recording mode .............................................................................................27
Flash modes ............................................................................................................................28
Flash range - Automatic operation ..........................................................................................29
Flash signals............................................................................................................................29
Focus modes and self-timer ....................................................................................................30
Deleting images.......................................................................................................................31
Playback - basic operation ...................................................................................................................32
Single-frame playback display.................................................................................................32
Viewing images .......................................................................................................................33
Deleting images.......................................................................................................................33
Display button - playback ........................................................................................................33
Index playback.........................................................................................................................34
Enlarged playback ...................................................................................................................34
Recording - advanced operation ..........................................................................................................35
Navigating the recording menu ...............................................................................................35
Resolution - image size and compression ..............................................................................36
Movie recording .......................................................................................................................38
Exposure compensation ..........................................................................................................39
White balance..........................................................................................................................40
AE metering modes .................................................................................................................41
Monochrome............................................................................................................................42
Digital zoom.............................................................................................................................43
Adjusting the monitor...............................................................................................................44
Voice recording........................................................................................................................45
Add audio recording ................................................................................................................46
Delete audio recording ............................................................................................................47
Slow shutter limit .....................................................................................................................48
Manual exposure .....................................................................................................................49
Quality ....................................................................................................................................50
Camera sensitivity - ISO speed ..................................................................................51
Flash compensation....................................................................................................51
Saturation....................................................................................................................52
Contrast ......................................................................................................................52
Sharpness...................................................................................................................52
Color ...........................................................................................................................53
An introduction to color............................................................................................................53
A short guide to photography ...............................................................................................................54
What is an Ev? ........................................................................................................................54
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Playback - advanced operation............................................................................................................55
Playing back movies and audio...............................................................................................55
Navigating the playback menu ................................................................................................56
Frame-selection screen ...........................................................................................................57
Index ....................................................................................................................................57
Copy ....................................................................................................................................58
Delete ....................................................................................................................................60
Adjusting the monitor...............................................................................................................61
DPOF ....................................................................................................................................62
Protect ....................................................................................................................................64
Move ....................................................................................................................................66
Resize ....................................................................................................................................68
Slide show ...............................................................................................................................69
Add audio recording ................................................................................................................69
Setup menu
....................................................................................................................................70
Navigating the setup menu......................................................................................................70
Format ....................................................................................................................................71
Recording menu setup ............................................................................................................72
Date setup ...............................................................................................................................72
Quick View...............................................................................................................................73
Self-timer delay........................................................................................................................73
Sound ....................................................................................................................................74
Auto power off .........................................................................................................................74
File-number reset ....................................................................................................................75
Memory priority........................................................................................................................75
Language.................................................................................................................................76
Add audio recording setup ......................................................................................................76
Custom setup ..........................................................................................................................77
Custom setup notes.................................................................................................................78
Flash modes ...............................................................................................................78
Macro - focus and self-timer modes ...........................................................................78
AF AE AWB.................................................................................................................78
Continuous-advance focus lock..................................................................................80
Reset default ...........................................................................................................................80
Transfer mode .........................................................................................................................82
Information display setup.........................................................................................................82
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Data-transfer mode ..............................................................................................................................83
System requirements...............................................................................................................83
Connecting the camera to a computer ....................................................................................84
Connecting to Windows 98 and 98SE.....................................................................................85
Automatic installation ..................................................................................................85
Manual installation ......................................................................................................86
Memory card folder organization.............................................................................................88
Disconnecting the camera from the computer ........................................................................90
Windows 98 and 98SE ...............................................................................................90
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP ..................................................................90
Macintosh....................................................................................................................91
PictBridge ................................................................................................................................92
Notes on printing errors...........................................................................................................94
QuickTime system requirements .............................................................................................94
Changing the memory card - data-transfer mode ...................................................................95
Appendix
....................................................................................................................................96
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................96
About the lithium-ion battery charger cord ..............................................................................97
Removing the driver software - Windows................................................................................98
Care and storage.....................................................................................................................99
Camera care ...............................................................................................................99
Cleaning......................................................................................................................99
Storage .......................................................................................................................99
Memory cards ...........................................................................................................100
Batteries....................................................................................................................100
Before important events or journeys.........................................................................100
Operating temperatures and conditions ...................................................................101
LCD monitor care......................................................................................................101
Copyright...................................................................................................................101
Questions and service ..............................................................................................101
Technical specifications .........................................................................................................102
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NAMES OF PARTS
* This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these
surfaces clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual
(p. 99).
Shutter-release button
Flash (p. 28)
Microphone
Viewfinder window*
Lens cover / Main switch
Flash sensor
Lens*
Self-timer lamp (p. 30)
Tripod socket
Battery/Card chamber door (p. 15, 18)
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NAMES
OF PARTS
Playback button (p. 32)
Display button (p. 27, 33)
Delete button (p. 33)
Viewfinder*
Indicator lamps
Zoom buttons (p. 23)
Strap eyelet
(p. 20)
LCD monitor*
USB-port
Menu button
Controller
Speaker
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GETTING UP AND RUNNING
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Before the camera can be used, the lithium-ion battery must be charged. Before charging
the battery, read the safety warnings on pages 3 and 4 of this manual. Only recharge the
battery with the supplied battery charger. The battery should be recharged before each
shooting session. See page 100 for battery care and storage.
Plug the power cord into the charger unit
(1). Plug the other end of the cord into a live
household outlet. The included AC cord is
designed for the current of the sales region.
Only use the cord in the region it was
purchased. For more on the AC cable, see
page 97.
1
3
2
With the contacts down, slide the battery
into the charger (2). The indicator lamp (3)
is red when the battery is charging. The
lamp turns green when the battery has
been charged. Charging time is
approximately 120 minutes.
When the battery has been charged, remove the it from the charger. Unplug the power
cord from the outlet.
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
INSERTING A BATTERY
This digital camera uses one NP-600
lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery,
read the safety warnings on pages 3 and 4
of this manual. When replacing the battery,
the camera should be turned off.
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
1
Insert the battery (2).
Close the battery-chamber door (3) and
slide it toward the camera to engage the
safety catch.
After initially installing the battery, the menu
language, clock, and calendar need to be
set. The camera can also reset if the
camera is stored without a battery. See
page 21 on how to set up the camera.
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3
Camera notes
After initially inserting a charged battery, do not remove it from the camera for three hours; the
camera can be off during this period. The lithium-ion battery is used to charge an internal battery,
which protects settings when the camera is turned off.
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BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator. It is displayed in
the bottom left corner of the LCD monitor when the camera is on.
Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged.
Low-battery indicator - battery power is low. The battery should be recharged as
soon as possible.
If power is insufficient for camera operation, the both indicator lamps
next to the viewfinder blink. The monitor will not turn on. The battery
must be recharged.
AUTO POWER OFF
To conserve battery power, the camera will shut down if an operation is not made within
three minutes. To restore power, press the shutter-release button, zoom buttons, or menu
button. The length of the auto-power-off period can be changed or the function disabled
in the setup menu (p. 70).
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
AC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Always turn off the camera before
changing between power supplies.
The AC adapter allows the camera to be
powered from a household outlet. The AC
adapter is recommended when the camera
is interfaced with a computer or during
periods of heavy use. AC adapter model
AC-8U is for use in North America, Taiwan
and Japan; AC-8GB is for the United
Kingdom and Hong Kong; AC-8C is for
China; AC-8E is for use in all other areas.
1
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
2
Remove the battery and the cable-slot
cover (2).
Insert the adapter making sure the cable
passes through the slot at the side of the
camera (3).
3
Close the battery-chamber door (4) and
slide it toward the camera to engage the
safety catch.
Connect the AC adapter cables as
described in the adapter's instruction
manual. Read all warnings and cautions in
the manual before using the AC adapter.
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INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD
Always turn off the camera and
confirm the indicator lamps are out
before changing the memory card,
otherwise the card may be damaged,
and data lost.
An SD Memory card, MultiMediaCard, or
Memory Stick must be inserted for the
camera to operate. If a card has not been
inserted, a no-card warning appears on the
LCD monitor.
1
Slide the battery-chamber door toward the
side of the camera to release the safety
catch (1). Open the door.
Insert the memory card all the way into the
card slot and then release (2). The Memory
Stick slot is next to the battery; the SD
Memory Card / MultiMediaCard slot is next
to the back of the camera. The card
should catch in the slot. Always push
the card in straight, never at an angle.
Never force the card. If the card does not
fit, check that it is oriented correctly.
To eject a memory card, press the card into
the slot and release (3). The card can then
be pulled out.
Close the battery-chamber door and slide it
toward the camera to engage the safety
catch (4).
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
2
3
4
ABOUT MEMORY CARDS
The response time during recording and playback is longer with MultiMediaCards
compared with SD Memory Cards. This is not a defect, but rather due to the
specifications of the cards. When using large capacity cards, some operations like
deletion may take longer.
The SD Memory Cards and Memory Sticks have a write- SD
protect switch to prevent image data from being deleted. Memory
However, when the card is protected, images cannot be Card
recorded. If an attempt is made to record or delete an
image with the camera, the card-protected message
appears and both viewfinder indicator lamps blink. For
memory card care and store see page 100.
If the unable-to-read message appears, the inserted card
in the camera may need to be formatted. A card used in
another camera may also have to be formatted before
being used. A card can be formatted in the setup menu (p.
71). When a card is formatted, all the data on the card is
permanently erased.
Memory
Stick
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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF
Slide the lens cover in the direction indicated to
turn on the camera; the lens extends
automatically. Do not touch or hinder the lens
while it is extending.
To turn off the camera, push the cover toward the
lens; the lens retracts automatically. The cover
can be closed when the lens has completely
retracted into the body.
ATTACHING THE STRAP
Always keep the strap around your neck in the
event that the camera is accidentally dropped.
1
Pass the small loop of the strap through the strap
eyelet on the camera body (1).
Pass the other end of the strap through
the small loop and tighten (2).
2
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GETTING
UP AND RUNNING
SETTING THE LANGUAGE, DATE, AND TIME
After initially inserting a memory card and charging the
battery, the menu language and the camera’s clock and
calendar must be set on the setup menu.
The four-way keys of the controller move the
cursor and change settings. Pressing the menu
button sets selections.
Use the up/down keys to select the language.
LANGUAGE
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
Press the menu button to continue. A confirmation
screen will open.
Use the left/right keys to select “Yes.” “No” will
return to the previous screen.
LANGUAGE SET OK?
ENGLISH
Press the menu button to continue.
NO
YES
2004 Year
01 Month
01 Day
00 Hour
00 Min
yy/mm/dd
Use the up/down keys to select the option to be
changed. Use the left/right keys to change the
option. The last option sets the date format
among year/month/day, day/month/year, and
month/day/year.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
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RECORDING MODE - BASIC OPERATION
This section covers basic recording operation. To prepare the camera for use, read pages
14 through 21.
HANDLING THE CAMERA
While using the viewfinder or LCD monitor, grip the camera firmly with
your right hand while supporting the camera body with your left. Keep
your elbows at your side and your feet shoulder-width apart to hold the
camera steadily.
Take care not to cover the lens, flash, or flash sensor with your fingers
or the strap.
LCD MONITOR DISPLAY
Memory priority (p. 75)
Date
Time
AF area
The current date and time are
displayed for a few seconds
each time the camera is
turned on.
Image size (p. 36)
Compression (p. 36)
Frame counter (p. 37)
Battery-condition indicator (p. 16)
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
USING THE ZOOM LENS
This camera is equipped with a 8 - 24mm zoom lens. This is equivalent to a 39 to 117mm
lens on a 35mm camera. The lens is operated by the zoom buttons on the back of the
camera. The effect of the optical zoom is visible in both the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
To zoom in on the subject, push
the tele zoom button.
To zoom out, push the wide
zoom button.
The digital-zoom function can
increase the power of the lens.
The digital zoom is activated in
the recording menu (p. 43).
Camera Notes
Because the optical viewfinder and the lens are slightly separated, the image seen through one is
not exactly the same as the other; this is called parallax. Parallax can cause errors in framing when
using the viewfinder at close distances. When the subject is closer than 1m (3ft) at the lens’ wideangle position or 3m (9.8ft) at the telephoto position, use the monitor to compose the image.
CAMERA-SHAKE WARNING
If the shutter speed is below the point where the camera can be hand
held safely, the red viewfinder indicator lamp blinks to warn of
camera-shake. Camera shake is slight blurring caused by subtle
hand motion and is more pronounced at the lens’ telephoto position
than at the wide-angle position. Although the warning appears, the
shutter can be released. If the warning appears, place the camera on
a tripod or use the flash. Warning is not used with manual exposure.
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BASIC RECORDING OPERATION
Place the subject within the AF area.
The focus-lock function (p. 25) can be used with off-center
subjects. If the subject is closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom
lens’ wide-angle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto
position, only use the LCD monitor to frame the subject.
1
Press the shutter-release button partway down (1) to lock
the focus and exposure.
The aperture value (f-number) and shutter speed is
displayed at the top right of the monitor when the exposure
is locked. The green viewfinder indicator lamp glows when
the focus is locked; the red lamp glows if the flash is going
to be used. If the green indicator lamp blinks, the camera
could not focus, repeat the procedure.
2
Press the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to
take the picture.
After the shutter releases, the green viewfinder indicator
lamp blinks and the red lamp glows while image data is
being written to the memory card. Never remove a memory
card while data is being transferred.
If the shutter-release button is pressed and held, a series of
consecutive images is captured. The previous image is
displayed between exposures. The rate of capture depends
on the image size and other functions used. The flash must
recharge between exposures. With 2816 X 1536 size
images and continuous-advance focus lock on (p. 80), the
maximum rate of capture is 0.7fps.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
FOCUS LOCK
The focus-lock function is used when you want to compose the image with the subject
off-center and outside the AF area. Focus lock may also be used when a special situation
prevents the camera from focusing on the subject (p. 26). This function is controlled with
the shutter-release button. For information on continuous-advance focus lock, see page
80.
Place the subject within the AF area. Press and hold the
shutter-release button partway down and wait for the green
viewfinder indicator lamp to glow to indicate the focus is
locked. If the green lamp blinks, repeat the procedure.
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button,
recompose the subject within the image area. Press the
shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
FOCUS RANGE
The focus range depends on the zoom position. To focus closer than the distances below,
use the macro focus mode (p. 30).
Wide-angle position
0.5m - ∞ (1.6ft. - ∞)
Telephoto position
0.8m - ∞ (2.6ft. - ∞)
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FOCUS SIGNALS
This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The green indicator lamp
next to the viewfinder indicates the focus status. The shutter can be released regardless
if the camera can focus on the subject or not.
Focus confirmed - the green indicator lamp glows. Focus is
locked.
Cannot focus - the green indicator lamp blinks.
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations, focus lock
(p. 25) or AF lock (p. 79) can be used to focus on another object at the same distance as
your main subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
The subject is too dark.
The subject in the AF
area is low in contrast.
The subject is composed of broad
horizontal lines.
The subject is near a
very bright object or
area.
Camera Notes
The fixed focus modes can be used when a special focusing situation is preventing the camera
from focusing. These modes are activated with custom option in the setup menu (p. 77) and set
with the controller (p. 30).
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
DISPLAY BUTTON - RECORDING MODE
The display button (1) controls the LCD monitor display. The display cycles to the next
format each time the button is pressed: standard display, live image only, and monitor off.
1
Monitor
off
Standard display
Live image only
Battery power can be conserved by turning the monitor off and using the viewfinder to
take pictures. However, because of parallax, the monitor should be used for subjects
closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom lens’ wide-angle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto
position.
When changing settings, the monitor turns on automatically. The warnings and other
relevant information can appear on the live image only display. The digital zoom is
canceled when the monitor is off.
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FLASH MODES
The flash can be used when taking still
images. To select the flash mode, press the
right key of the controller (1) until the
appropriate mode is displayed. The active
flash mode is displayed in the top left
corner of the LCD monitor.
1
Autoflash - the flash fires automatically in
low-light conditions.
Red-eye reduction - the flash fires a single
burst before the main flash burst to reduce
red-eye; an effect caused by light reflected
from the retina. Use in low-light conditions
when taking photographs of people or
animals, the pre-flashes contract the pupils
of the subject’s eyes. Red-eye reduction is
used with fill flash with manual exposure.
Fill flash - the flash fires with each
exposure regardless of the amount of
ambient light. Fill-flash can be used to
reduce harsh shadows caused by strong
direct light or sunshine.
Night portrait - for flash portraits at night.
The camera automatically balances the
flash and background exposures. When
taking portraits, ask your subject not to
move after the flash burst; the shutter may
still be open for the background exposure.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
Autoflash (No display)
Autoflash with
red-eye reduction
Fill flash
Night portrait
Flash cancel
Fill flash
Flash cancel - the flash will not fire. Use flash cancel when flash photography is
prohibited, natural light is desired to illuminate the subject, or the subject is beyond the
flash range.
Camera Notes
The slow-sync. option in the recording menu specifies the minimum shutter speed used with a
particular flash mode to control camera shake. See page 48 for more information. The custom
option in the setup menu (p. 77) allows the available flash modes to be edited.
FLASH RANGE - AUTOMATIC OPERATION
The camera automatically controls the flash output. For well-exposed images, the subject
must be within the flash range. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the
same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position. The flash range
can be changed with camera sensitivity (ISO), see page 51.
Wide-angle position
0.5m ~ 3.0m ( 1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
Telephoto position
0.8m ~ 1.7m ( 2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
FLASH SIGNALS
The red indicator lamp next to the viewfinder indicates the status
of the flash. When the lamp glows, the flash is charging and will
be used in the exposure.
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FOCUS MODES AND SELF-TIMER
Macro and landscape focus modes as well
as a self-timer can be selected by pressing
the left key of the controller (1) until the
appropriate mode is displayed. The active
mode is displayed in the top left corner of
the LCD monitor.
1
Macro - used for close-up photographs.
The minimum subject distance changes
with the zoom position of the lens.
Wide-angle position
6cm (2.4in) - ∞
Telephoto position
50cm (19.7in) - ∞
Macro
If the subject is outside the flash range (p.
51), overexposure may result. To prevent
the flash from firing, set the flash mode to
flash cancel (p. 28).
Landscape
Always use the monitor to frame the image.
The use of a tripod is recommended. Macro
can be used with the self-timer, see below.
Macro / Self-timer
Self-timer
Landscape / Self-timer
Landscape - focus is optimized for scenic pictures. The use of a tripod is recommended
in in twilight or overcast conditions as shutter speeds can be long. The flash is canceled
with this focus mode. Landscape can be used with the self-timer.
Shooting Tips
Camera shake is more noticeable with long exposures or close-up pictures. In these situations,
place the camera on a tripod and make the exposure with the self-timer to prevent shaking the
camera.
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RECORDING -
BASIC OPERATION
Self-timer - for self-portraits. The self-timer
delays the release of the shutter for ten
seconds.
Set the camera on a tripod and confirm the
subject will be within the AF area when the
shutter releases; focus is determined just
before the exposure. Press the shutterrelease button all the way down to start the
timer. The self-timer lamp on the front of the
camera blinks during the countdown; it
flashed quickly just before the picture is
taken. The self-timer is canceled after the
exposure.
Self-timer lamp
To stop the countdown before the exposure, turn off the camera. The self-timer period
can be changed to 3 seconds with the setup menu (p. 73). The self-timer can be used
with the macro and landscape focus modes and with movie recording (p. 38).
Camera Notes
The custom option in the setup menu (p. 77) allows the available focus and self-timer modes to
be edited. Three fixed focus modes can also be activated: 4m (13ft), 2m (6.6ft), and 1m (3.3ft).
DELETING IMAGES
To delete a file, press the delete button. A confirmation
screen appears.
THIS
DELETE
CANCEL
Use the left/right keys to highlight the
appropriate option. “THIS” deletes the
displayed image and “ALL” deletes all images
in the memory location at the top of the display.
“CANCEL” ends the delete operation.
ALL
Press the menu button to complete the
operation.
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PLAYBACK - BASIC OPERATION
Images are viewed in the playback mode. This section covers the
basic playback operation. The playback mode has additional
functions, see page 55.
Press the playback button to view recorded images. Images can
be viewed directly from the recording mode or when the lens
cover is closed. When the cover is closed, press and hold the
playback button for a few seconds until the monitor activates.
To cancel the playback mode, press the playback button. If the
lens cover is open, pressing the shutter-release button also
cancels the playback mode when a still image is displayed.
SINGLE-FRAME PLAYBACK DISPLAY
Folder number - file number (p. 88)
Memory location
Date of recording
Time of recording
Magnification display (p. 34)
Image-size display (p. 36)
Compression (p. 36)
Frame number / total number of images on card
Battery-condition indicator (p. 16)
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
Press the up key of the
controller to display image
information. Press the up
key a second time to hide
the information display.
VIEWING IMAGES
In playback mode, use the left/right keys of the
controller (1) to scroll through the images on the
memory card.
1
DELETING IMAGES
To delete a displayed file or all files in the memory
location indicated at the top of the image, press the
delete button. A confirmation screen appears.
Use the left/right keys to highlight the
appropriate option. “THIS” deletes the
displayed image and “ALL” deletes all
images in the memory location at the top of
the display. “CANCEL” ends the delete
operation.
THIS
DELETE
CANCEL
ALL
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
DISPLAY BUTTON - PLAYBACK
Pressing the display button
switches between the standard
display and the image-only
display. Image information can
only be displayed with the
standard display.
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INDEX PLAYBACK
To view the recorded images in a 9-frame
index, press the wide-angle zoom button
(1). The images are grouped by the
memory card which is indicated on the first
frame of the group. The frame number of
the image is displayed.
1
The controller moves the red border among
the images.
Press the menu button, telephoto zoom
button, or shutter-release button to display
the framed image in the single-frame
playback mode.
ENLARGED PLAYBACK
An image can be enlarged; maximum
magnification depends on image size. To
enlarge the displayed image, press the
telephoto zoom button (1).
Use the zoom buttons (2) to enlarge and
reduce the image size; the degree of
magnification is displayed. The controller
(3) scrolls the image.
To cancel the enlarged playback, reduce
the image magnification below X1.1 or
press the shutter-release button.
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PLAYBACK -
BASIC OPERATION
1
2
3
RECORDING - ADVANCED OPERATION
NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENU
Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the menu on. The controller
moves the cursor and changes settings on the menu. Pressing the menu button selects
menu options and sets adjustments.
To activate the recording menu, press
the menu button.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
scroll through the menu options.
Highlight the option whose setting needs
to be changed.
With the menu option to be changed
highlighted, press the right key to
continue; refer to the appropriate section
on how to set the function. Pressing the
menu button also opens the next screen.
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
SLOW SHUTTER
MAN EXPOSURE ON
QUALITY
SETUP
RETURN
SELECT
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
p.
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
70
To close the menu, press the left controller key or
the shutter-release button. The options available on
the recording menu can be simplified with the setup
menu. See page 72 for more information.
Controller
Menu button
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RESOLUTION - IMAGE SIZE AND COMPRESSION
Image size and the compression rate are set with the resolution option in the recording
menu. See navigating the recording menu section on page 35.
Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the image
size, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the final use of the image smaller images are more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes produce higher
quality prints.
Compression affects the file size and image detail. Normal compression is sufficient for
most uses. Fine makes higher quality image, but file sizes are larger.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the resolution option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the size or
compression option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to select the new setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
RETURN
SELECT
RESOLUTION
SIZE
2816x2112
COMPRESS
FINE
RESOLUTION
SIZE
2816x2112
2272x1704
1600x1200
640x480
CANCEL
SET
The new image size and compression
rate is displayed on the live monitor
image.
Compression
Image size
If image resolution is changed, the frame counter displays the approximate number of
images that can be recorded at that setting on the installed memory card. The number of
images that can be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of the card and
the file size of the images, however no more than 999 images can be recorded on one
memory card. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be
compressed further than others.
Quality
Approximate file sizes.
Size 2816 X 2112 2272 X 1704
1600 X 1200
640 X 480
Fine
2500KB
1600KB
800KB
200KB
Normal
1500KB
800KB
400KB
100KB
Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 16MB memory card.
Fine
5
8
16
66
Normal
8
16
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Camera Notes
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the memory
card at the camera’s resolution settings. If the settings are changed, the frame counter adjusts
accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual image taken may not
change the counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame counter displays zero,
it indicates no more images at the image size and compression settings can be captured.
Changing those settings may allow more images to be saved to the card.
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MOVIE RECORDING
This camera can record up to 30 seconds 320x240 of digital video with sound at
approximately 180KB/s. Movie recording is activated with the recording menu, see the
navigating the recording menu section on page 35. The digital zoom cannot be used and
the monitor cannot be turned off.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the movie option.
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
RETURN
SELECT
Press the right controller key to continue.
Place the subject in the center of the monitor and press the
shutter-release button partway down to lock focus (1).
Press the shutter-release button all the way down and
release to begin recording.
The camera continues to record until the recording time is
used or the shutter-release button is pressed again. The
elapsed recording time is displayed on the monitor.
Take care not to cover the microphone while recording.
During recording, focus is locked and the optical zoom is
disabled. The writing speed of the memory card may
prematurely end the recording of a movie clip
The movie mode is canceled when the camera is turned off,
the playback mode is used, or the auto-power-off function
activates. This mode can also be canceled by selecting the
movie option in the recording menu.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
1
Recording time
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The camera exposure can be adjusted to make the final picture lighter or darker by as
much as ±1.5Ev in 0.3 increments. Exposure compensation is set in the recording menu
(p. 35). When set to any value other than 0.0, the exposure-compensation value remains
in the top left corner of the monitor as a warning.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the exposure option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the left/right controller keys to adjust the
exposure-compensation value. The change in
exposure is visible in the monitor image.
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
RETURN
SELECT
EXPOSURE
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
Degree of exposure compensation
Shooting tips
Exposure compensation is used when the
camera’s exposure meter is deceived by highkey or low-key subjects. In the example, the
dark water caused the camera to overexpose
the image making it bright and washed-out.
By compensating the exposure, detail is
brought out in the leaves, and the stones and
water appear richer.
Before
After
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WHITE BALANCE
White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral.
One automatic and four preset white-balance setting are available. White balance is set
in the recording menu (p. 35).
The automatic white balance compensates for the color temperature of a scene. Auto
white balance is sufficient in most cases.
When one of the preset white-balance settings is selected, an indicator is displayed on
the monitor; the effect is immediately visible in the live image. To record the ambient light,
set the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 28). The built-in flash can be used with preset whitebalance, but the white balance is set to the color temperature of the flash.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the white balance option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the new setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
Daylight - for outdoor and sunlit subjects.
Cloudy - for overcast outdoor scenes.
Fluorescent - office ceiling lights.
Tungsten - household incandescent light bulbs.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
WHITE BALANCE
SET
AUTO
DAYLIGHT
CLOUDY
CANCEL
SET
AE METERING MODES
The AE metering mode controls how light is measured. This is set in the recording menu
(p. 35).
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the AE option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the new setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
EXPOSURE
WHITE BALANCE
AE
RETURN
SELECT
AE
SET
CANCEL
CENTER
SPOT
SET
Center-weighted metering: measures luminance over the entire image area with
emphasis to the central region. This metering mode give accurate exposures in almost
all situations.
Spot metering: uses the AF area to calculate the exposure.
Spot metering allows precise exposure measurements of a
particular object without being influenced by extremely bright
or dark areas within the scene.
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MONOCHROME
Monochrome creates black and white images. The B&W mode produces neutral
monochrome images. Sepia creates warm-tone monochrome images. This mode is set
in recording menu (p. 35). The live image on the monitor reflects the selected mode. The
monochrome mode has no effect on image file size.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the monochrome option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the new setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
MONOCHROME
SET
OFF
SEPIA
B&W
CANCEL
SET
DIGITAL ZOOM
The digital zoom is activated in the recording menu (p. 35). The digital zoom increases
the magnification of the greatest telephoto setting of the optical zoom by 2X and 3X.
Although the images recorded with the digital zoom are interpolated to the set image
size, the quality of the images may not be equal to images taken without the digital zoom;
the greater the power of the digital zoom the lower the image quality. The effect of the
digital zoom is visible on the LCD monitor only. The digital-zoom function is canceled if
the LCD monitor is turned off (p. 27).
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the digital zoom option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to select the new setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
DIGITAL ZOOM
ON
SET
OFF
CANCEL
SET
At the maximum telephoto position, press the
telephoto zoom button to engage the 2X and 3X
digital zoom. The zoom magnification is
displayed above the frame counter. To zoom
out, press the wide-angle zoom button.
Magnification
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ADJUSTING THE MONITOR
The monitor brightness and color can be adjusted with the recording menu (p. 35) or
playback menu (p. 56).
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the monitor adj. option on the recording or
playback menu.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to select
the brightness (white box), red, green, or blue
channel. For more on color, see page 53.
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
MONITOR ADJ.
Use the left/right controller keys to adjust the
selected channel. The change is visible in the
monitor image.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Level
Brightness and color
channels
VOICE RECORDING
A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded. Voice recording is activated with
the recording menu, see the navigating the recording menu section on page 35.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the voice option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Press the shutter-release button to start recording; the
recording time is displayed on the monitor. The recording
stops when the shutter-release button is pressed again or
the recording time has elapsed.
Press the menu button to return to the recording-mode
menu. The voice recording mode is canceled when the
camera is turned off, the playback mode is used, or the
auto-power-off function activates.
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
SD
VOICE
SHUTTER SW : STOP
00:05
Microphone
Recording tips
When making audio recordings, be careful not to touch or cover the microphone. The quality of
the recording is proportional to the subject to microphone distance. For best results, hold the
camera approximately 20cm (8in) from your mouth.
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ADD AUDIO RECORDING
Approximately 30 seconds of audio can be attached to a still image. This function is
activated with the recording or playback menu. See the navigating the recording menu or
playback menu sections on page 35 or 56.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the add-rec option on the recording or
playback menu.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the left/right controller keys to display the
image to which to add the audio track. If an
audio track is already attached or the image is
protected, a recording cannot be made. Press
the menu button to return to the recording menu.
Press the shutter-release button to start recording; the
recording time is displayed on the monitor. The recording
will stop when the shutter-release button is pressed again
or the recording time has elapsed.
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
SD
ADD REC
SHUTTER SW : START
00:00
SD
ADD REC
SHUTTER SW : STOP
00:05
The setup menu allows the add audio recording function to
activate automatically each time a still image is recorded.
See page 76.
Microphone
Recording tips
When making audio recordings, be careful not to touch or cover the microphone. The quality of
the recording is proportional to the subject to microphone distance. For best results, hold the
camera approximately 20cm (8in) from your mouth.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
DELETE AUDIO RECORDING
An audio track can be deleted from a still image. This function is activated with the
recording menu (p. 35) or playback menu (p. 56).
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the add-rec option on the recording or playback
menu.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the left/right controller keys to display the
image from which to delete the audio track. The
audio indicator is displayed with images with
audio tracks. Press the menu button to return to
the recording menu.
MONOCHROME
DIGITAL ZOOM
MONITOR ADJ.
VOICE
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
SD
ADD REC
SHUTTER SW : START
00:00
RETURN : SET
To delete the audio track, press the delete button.
A confirmation screen appears.
Audio indicator
Use the left/right keys to highlight the appropriate
option. “THIS” deletes the audio track from the
displayed image and “ALL” deletes all audio
tracks attached to all still images in the memory
location at the top of the display. “CANCEL” ends
the delete operation.
SD
ADD REC
SHUTTER SW : START
00:00
THIS
DELETE
CANCEL
ALL
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
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SLOW SHUTTER LIMIT
The minimum shutter speed used for automatic exposures can be specified. This function
is located on the recording menu, see the navigating the recording menu section on page
35.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the slow-shutter option.
SLOW SHUTTER
MAN EXPOSURE ON
QUALITY
SETUP
Press the right controller key to continue.
RETURN
Use the left/right keys to turn the slow shutter limit
on or off. The limit prevents the shutter speed
from falling below the specified point.
SELECT
SLOW SHUTTER
SET
OFF ON
When off, the minimum shutter speed with
autoflash and fill flash is 1/60 second. With flash
cancel or night portrait, it is 1/8 second. When on,
the limit can be set with the menu.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the
autoflash/fill flash or flash cancel/night portrait
options.
Use the left/right keys to select the slow shutter
limit.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
SLOW SHUTTER
SET
OFF ON
MANUAL EXPOSURE
Exposures for still images can be specified by the photographer. The shutter speed range
is 15 seconds to 1/1000 second. This function is located on the recording menu, see the
navigating the recording menu section on page 35.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the man-exposure option.
SLOW SHUTTER
MAN EXPOSURE ON
QUALITY
SETUP
Press the right controller key to continue.
RETURN
Use the left/right keys to change the shutter
speed (1).
SELECT
Manual exposure indicator
3
2
1
Use the down key to change the aperture (2).
The apertures available depend on the position
of the zoom lens: f/2.8 and f/4.7 (wide angle),
f/4.9 and f/ 8.3 (telephoto).
By pressing the shutter-release button partway down, the
difference between the set exposure and metered exposure
is displayed in Ev (3). If the display turns red, the difference
is greater than ±2.0 Ev. See page 54 for more on Ev.
Press the up key to switch the functions changed with the controller between
manual exposure and the flash/focus modes.
When using the auto ISO setting (p. 51), camera sensitivity is set to ISO 50. Autoflash
and Night Portrait cannot be used. The use of a tripod is recommended for long
exposures. Noise reduction is used automatically with exposures of 1/2 second or longer.
To cancel manual exposure, select the man-exposure option in the menu.
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QUALITY
The quality option allows the camera sensitivity and flash compensation to be selected,
and the saturation, contrast, sharpness, and color of images to be adjusted. The color
settings also affect movies. This option is located on the recording menu, see page 35.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the quality option.
SLOW SHUTTER
MAN EXPOSURE ON
QUALITY
SETUP
Press the right controller key to continue.
RETURN
With the set option highlighted, use the left/right
keys to select among off and the two memory
registers. The registers allow two groups of
settings to be stored.
When off, the ISO speed is set to auto and the
other options reset to 0. No changes can be
made.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the quality
option: ISO speed, flash compensation,
saturation, contrast, sharpness, or one of the
three color channels.
Use the left/right keys to changed the setting.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
Any changes made are applied to the live image.
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
SET
ISO SPEED
FLASH
SATURATION
CONTRAST
SET
ISO SPEED
FLASH
SATURATION
CONTRAST
SELECT
Camera sensitivity - ISO speed
Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected with a still image. The auto setting
automatically adjusts the camera sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50 and
ISO 200. The camera sensitivity can also be specified among ISO 50, 100, 200, and 400.
The numerical values are based on an ISO equivalent. As the ISO value doubles, the
camera sensitivity doubles. Noise increases with the sensitivity in digital imaging; the ISO
setting of 50 has the least noise and 400 has the most.
The flash range changes with camera sensitivity. Because of the optical system, the flash
range is not the same at the lens’ wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position.
ISO speed
AUTO
50
100
200
400
Flash range (wide angle)
0.5m ~ 3.0m ( 1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
0.5m ~ 1.5m ( 1.6ft ~ 4.9ft)
0.5m ~ 2.1m ( 1.6ft ~ 6.9ft)
0.5m ~ 3.0m ( 1.6ft ~ 9.8ft)
0.5m ~ 4.3m ( 1.6ft ~ 14.1ft)
Flash range (telephoto)
0.8m ~ 1.7m ( 2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
0.8m ~ 0.86m ( 2.6ft ~ 2.8ft)
0.8m ~ 1.2m ( 2.6ft ~ 3.9ft)
0.8m ~ 1.7m ( 2.6ft ~ 5.6ft)
0.8m ~ 2.4m ( 2.6ft ~ 7.9ft)
Flash compensation
Flash compensation increases or decreases the flash exposure of the built-in flash in
reference to the ambient exposure by as much as ±1 Ev. See page 54 for more on Ev.
Positive compensation No compensation
Negative compensation No flash
When using fill-flash to reduce harsh shadows caused by direct sunlight, flash
compensation changes the ratio between the highlights and shadows. By decreasing the
flash output with a negative Ev setting, the shadows receive less light and are deeper.
Using a positive Ev setting will soften or eliminate shadows.
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Saturation
Saturation controls how vivid the colors of an image are. Saturation can be set in five
levels with the quality option in the recording menu (p. 50).
Contrast
Contrast controls the tonal ratio of an image. Contrast can be set in five levels with the
quality option in the recording menu (p. 50).
Decreased contrast
Normal contrast
Increased contrast
Sharpness
Sharpness accents or softens details in an image in five levels with the quality option in
the recording menu (p. 50). Any changes made are applied to the live image, but may be
difficult to see. However, when viewed with a computer, the changes are evident.
Decreased sharpness
Increased sharpness
Normal
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RECORDING - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Color
The red, green, and blue color channels can be adjusted in five levels with the quality
option in the recording menu (p. 50). Any changes made are applied to the live image.
AN INTRODUCTION TO COLOR
In photography, red, green, and blue are
the primary colors. The secondary colors,
cyan, magenta, and yellow, are made from
combining the primary colors: cyan = blue
+ green, magenta = blue + red, and yellow
= red + green. The primary and secondary
colors are grouped in complementary
pairs: red and cyan, green and magenta,
and blue and yellow.
Knowing the complementary colors is very
important in color balancing. If the image
has a specific color cast, either subtracting
the color or adding its complementary
color will create a natural looking image.
Adding or subtracting equal parts of red,
green, and blue have no affect on the color
balance. However, changing two colors
equally has the same affect as the
opposite change with one color; +2 green
and +2 red is the same as -2 blue. The
greatest change in a specific color comes
by setting the color channels to their
opposite extremes. To make an image as
blue as possible, set the color channels to
+2 blue, -2 red, and -2 green.
RED
MAGENTA
YELLOW
BLUE
GREEN
CYAN
Increase
Image is too:
Decrease
Blue + Green
Red
Red
Blue + Red
Green
Green
Red + Green
Blue
Blue
Red
Blue + Green
Cyan
Green
Magenta
Blue + Red
Blue
Yellow
Red + Green
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A SHORT GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography can be a rewarding pursuit. It is a broad and disciplined field that can take
years to master. But the pleasure in making photographs and the joy of capturing a
magical moment cannot be compared. The guide is an introduction to some basic
photographic principles.
The zoom lens not only affects how large the subject is in
the picture, but it also influences the depth of field and
perspective. Depth of field is the area between the
closest object in focus and the furthest object in focus. As
the lens zooms in to the telephoto position, the depth of
field becomes shallower, separating the subject from the
background. Many portraits are taken with telephoto
lenses. Zooming the lens out to the wide-angle position
makes both the foreground and background appear
sharper. Usually landscape photographs take advantage
of the large depth of field of wide-angle lenses.
Wide-angle lenses also create a strong perspective which
gives a sense of depth in the image. Telephoto lenses
compress the space between the subject and
background and create a weak perspective.
WHAT IS AN EV?
Ev stands for exposure value. A change
of one Ev adjusts the exposure by a
factor of two.
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GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY
+2.0 Ev
4X as much light
2X as much light
+1.0 Ev
Calculated exposure
–1.0 Ev
1/2 as much light
–2.0 Ev
1/4 as much light
PLAYBACK - ADVANCED OPERATION
The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on pages
32 through 34. This section covers how to playback movie clips and audio tracks as well
as the advanced function on the playback menu.
PLAYING BACK MOVIES AND AUDIO
Movie clips (p. 38) and audio tracks (p. 45, 46) can be played back in the playback mode.
The type of file is specified with an indicator in the bottom right corner of the monitor and
the playback time in the top right corner.
Attached audio
Voice recording
Movie
Press the shutter-release button to start the playback of the
displayed file.
Speaker
Playback time is displayed in the top right corner of the
image. To cancel the playback, press the shutter-release
button.
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NAVIGATING THE PLAYBACK MENU
Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the menu on. The controller
moves the cursor and changes settings on the menu. Pressing the menu button selects
menu options and sets adjustments.
To activate the playback menu, press
the menu button.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
scroll through the menu options.
Highlight the option whose setting needs
to be changed.
With the menu option to be changed
highlighted, press the right key to
continue; refer to the appropriate section
on the how to set the function. Pressing
the menu button also opens the next
screen.
To close the menu, press the left controller key or
the shutter-release button.
Controller
Menu button
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
INDEX
COPY
DELETE
MONITOR ADJ.
DPOF
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC
SETUP
RETURN
SELECT
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FRAME-SELECTION SCREEN
When choosing multiple files is required, the frame selection screen appears.
Use the controller to move the red border around
the file to be selected.
Press the menu button to select the file; a yellow
border indicates selected files. If the frame is
marked with a yellow border, pressing the menu
button again clears the border deseleting the
image.
The following indicators
may be displayed:
Movie file
Audio track attached
Voice recording
Repeat until all required files are selected.
Use the controller to highlight the “END” frame.
Press the menu button to complete the operation
or the shutter-release button to cancel it. A
confirmation screen opens.
INDEX
the index playback display can be opened from the
playback menu. See page 34 for more on index
playback.
INDEX
COPY
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the index option.
Press the right controller key to open the
index playback display.
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COPY
Files can be copied between memory cards. Two memory cards must be in the camera
to select this playback menu option. Before using the copy routine, confirm that the
destination card has sufficient free memory.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the copy option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the copy or
unit option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new
setting.
INDEX
COPY
DELETE
MONITOR ADJ.
DPOF
RETURN
SELECT
COPY
COPY
UNIT
ENTER
COPY
UNIT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the selection.
SD
MS
SELECT
CANCEL
SELECT
ALL ON
SET
The copy option specifies the source and destination cards; SD for a SD Memory card or
MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick. The unit option specifies whether some
(SELECT) or all (ALL ON) files are copied.
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OPERATION
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
copy routine.
COPY
COPY
UNIT
ENTER
CANCEL
SD
MS
SELECT
SELECT
If the select unit option was selected, the frame selection
screen opens. Select the image(s) to be copied by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. Highlight the
“END” frame and press the menu button to continue. See
page 57 for more on the frame-selection screen.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
COPY OK?
YES
NO
If the destination card runs out of memory when files are being copied, the memory-full
message is displayed. Confirm which files were copied and repeat the operation with a
new destination card.
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DELETE
Deleting permanently erases the file. Once deleted, a file cannot be recovered.
Care should be taken when deleting images.
Single, multiple, or all files on a specific memory card can be deleted with the playback
menu (p. 56). The delete function can only erase unprotected files.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the delete option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the media or
unit option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new
setting.
INDEX
COPY
DELETE
MONITOR ADJ.
DPOF
RETURN
SELECT
DELETE
MEDIA
UNIT
ENTER
DELETE
UNIT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the selection.
SD
SELECT
CANCEL
SELECT
ALL ON
SET
The media option specifies the card from which the files are deleted; SD for a SD Memory
card or MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick. The unit option specifies whether
some (SELECT) or all (ALL ON) files are deleted.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
delete routine.
DELETE
MEDIA
UNIT
ENTER
CANCEL
SD
SELECT
SELECT
If the select unit option was selected, the frame selection
screen opens. Select the image(s) to be deleted by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. Highlight the
“END” frame and press the menu button to continue. See
page 57 for more on the frame-selection screen.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
DELETE OK?
YES
NO
ADJUSTING THE MONITOR
The monitor brightness and color can be adjusted with the recording menu (p. 35) or
playback menu (p. 56). See page 44 on how to adjust the monitor.
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DPOF
The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows direct printing of still images from digital
cameras. After creating the DPOF file, take the memory card to a photofinishing service
or insert it into the memory-card slot of a DPOF compatible printer.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the DPOF option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the media,
unit, or date option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new
setting.
INDEX
COPY
DELETE
MONITOR ADJ.
DPOF
RETURN
SELECT
DPOF
MEDIA
UNIT
DATE
ENTER
SD
SELECT
ALL ON
DPOF
UNIT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the selection.
CANCEL
SELECT
ALL ON
ALL OFF
SET
The media option specifies the card from which the files are printed; SD for a SD Memory
card or MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick. The unit option specifies whether
some (SELECT) or all (ALL ON) files are printed, or the DPOF file is canceled (ALL
OFF). The date option specifies whether the date and time of recording is printed with
each image (ALL ON) or not (ALL OFF).
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
DPOF routine.
DPOF
MEDIA
UNIT
DATE
ENTER
CANCEL
SD
SELECT
ALL ON
SELECT
If the select unit option was selected, the frame selection
screen opens. Select the image(s) to be printed by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. Use the zoom
buttons to select the numbers of copies; the number of
copies is displayed in the top left corner of each index frame.
Reduce the number of copies to zero to deselect the image.
Highlight the “END” frame and press the menu button to
continue. See page 57 for more on the frame-selection
screen.
If the number of copies have not been specified
on the frame-selection screen, use the up/down
keys to select the number of copies of each print.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
DPOF SET OK?
QUANTITY SET
1
YES
NO
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
When using the date option, how and where the date is printed varies with the printer.
Not all printers can print the date and time
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PROTECT
Important files can be protected. A protected file cannot be erased by any of the camera’s
delete functions. However, the formatting function (p. 71) will erase all files on a memory
card whether protected or not.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the protect option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the media or
unit option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new
setting.
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC.
RETURN
PROTECT
MEDIA
UNIT
ENTER
SD
SELECT
PROTECT
UNIT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the selection.
SELECT
CANCEL
SELECT
ALL ON
ALL OFF
SET
The media option specifies the card on which the files are protected; SD for a SD Memory
card or MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick. The unit option specifies whether
some (SELECT) or all (ALL ON) files are protected; The ALL OFF option cancels the
protection on all files.
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OPERATION
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
protect routine.
PROTECT
MEDIA
UNIT
ENTER
CANCEL
SD
SELECT
SELECT
If the select unit option was selected, the frame selection
screen opens. Select the image(s) to be protected by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. The image can be
unprotected by repeating the operation to remove the yellow
border. Highlight the “END” frame and press the menu button
to continue. See page 57 for more on the frame-selection
screen.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
EXEC OK?
YES
NO
Protected files are displayed with the protect indicator.
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MOVE
Unprotected files can be moved from one memory card in the camera to another.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the move option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the move or
unit option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the new
setting.
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC.
RETURN
MOVE
MOVE
UNIT
ENTER
SD
MS
SELECT
MOVE
UNIT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation.
SELECT
CANCEL
SELECT
ALL ON
SET
The move option specifies the source and destination cards; SD for a SD Memory card
or MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick. The unit option specifies whether some
(SELECT) or all (ALL ON) files are moved.
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OPERATION
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
move routine.
MOVE
MOVE
UNIT
ENTER
CANCEL
SD
MS
SELECT
SELECT
If the select unit option was selected, the frame selection
screen opens. Select the image(s) to be moved by placing
the red frame on the index thumbnail and pressing the menu
button; a yellow frame indicates selection. Highlight the
“END” frame and press the menu button to continue. See
page 57 for more on the frame-selection screen.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
MOVE OK?
YES
NO
If the destination card runs out of memory when files are being moved, the memory-full
message is displayed. Confirm which files were moved and repeat the operation with a
new destination card.
The file numbers of the moved files are changed.
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RESIZE
A still image can be resized to a VGA (640 X 480) or QVGA (320 X 240) JPEG copy so
that it may be easily transmitted by e-mail. The compression rate for resized images is
not displayed when played back. The resize function is on the playback menu (p. 56).
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the resize option.
Press the right controller key to continue.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the size setting.
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC.
RETURN
RESIZE
SIZE
SELECT
VGA
QVGA
Press the right key or menu button to continue.
The left controller key cancels the operation.
CANCEL
Use the left/right controller keys to select the
image to be resized. A resized image cannot be
resized again.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the enter
option; return cancels the operation.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
The resized image is saved to the same card.
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PLAYBACK - ADVANCED
OPERATION
SET
SD
RESIZE QVGA
ENTER
RETURN
SLIDE SHOW
Each file on the memory cards are displayed automatically in order for approximately two
seconds.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to highlight
the slide-show option.
Press the right controller key to begin the slideshow playback.
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC.
RETURN
SELECT
RESIZE
PROTECT
MOVE
SLIDE SHOW
ADD REC
RETURN
SELECT
Press the menu button to cancel the slide show.
ADD AUDIO RECORDING
Approximately 30 seconds of audio can be attached to a still
image. This function is activated with the recording or
playback menu. See page 46 for instructions on how to use
this function.
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NAVIGATING THE SETUP MENU
The setup menu can be opened from either the recording menu or playback menu.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
highlight the setup option.
Press the right controller key to open the
menu.
Navigating the menu is simple. The controller
moves the cursor and changes settings on the
menu. Pressing the menu button selects menu
options and sets adjustments.
Use the up/down keys of the controller to
scroll through the menu options.
Highlight the option whose setting needs
to be changed.
With the menu option to be changed
highlighted, press the right key to
continue; refer to the appropriate section
on the how to set the function. Pressing
the menu button also opens the next
screen.
To return to the recording or playback menu, press
the left controller key. To cancel the all menus, press
the shutter-release button.
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SLOW SHUTTER
MAN EXPOSURE ON
QUALITY
SETUP
RETURN
SELECT
FORMAT
REC MENU
QUICK VIEW
INFO DISP
SOUND
DATE SET
SELF TIMER
AUTO POWER OFF
NUMBER RESET
MEMORY PRIORITY
LANGUAGE
ADD REC SET
CUSTOM
DEFAULT
TRANSFER MODE
RETURN
SELECT
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FORMAT
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
The formatting function is used to erase all data on a memory card. Before formatting a
memory card, copy the data to a computer or storage device. Protecting images do not
prevent them from being deleted when the card is formatted. Always format the memory
card using the camera; never use a computer to format a card.
Select the format option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the memory
card to be formatted; SD for a SD Memory card or
MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick.
FORMAT
MEDIA
Press the right key or menu button to begin
formatting the selected card. The left controller
key cancels the operation.
CANCEL
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
SD
MS
SET
FORMAT OK?
MS
YES
NO
A status bar is displayed and the red viewfinder lamp glows while the card is being
formatted. Never remove the card or battery during this period.
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RECORDING MENU SETUP
A basic or detailed recording menu can be selected. Page 35 shows the detailed menu
options.
Select the rec menu option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the menu
type.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
The resolution option on the basic recording menu does not
allow the compression rate to be changed; normal
compression is used for all images. Settings made with other
options on the detailed menu are canceled when the basic
menu is selected.
REC MENU
SET
BASIC
DETAILS
RESOLUTION
MOVIE ON
MONITOR ADJ.
SETUP
RETURN
SELECT
Basic recording menu
DATE SETUP
The camera’s clock and calendar can be set. Select the date set option from the setup
menu (p. 70).
2004 Year
01 Month
01 Day
00 Hour
00 Min
yy/mm/dd
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Use the up/down keys to highlight the option to be
changed. Use the left/right keys to change the
option. The last option sets the date format
among year/month/day, day/month/year, and
month/day/year.
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
Pressing the shutter-release button cancels it.
QUICK VIEW
Quick View plays back a still image for approximately three seconds after it has been
recorded.
Select the Quick View option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight on or off.
QUICK VIEW
SET
ON
OFF
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
Quick View can be canceled before the end of the playback
period by pressing the shutter-release button partway
down. When using continuous advance (p. 24), Quick View
activates after each frame is captured. If the monitor is off,
it will activate for the Quick View period.
SELF-TIMER DELAY
The self-timer delay can be selected between 10 seconds and 3 seconds. The 3-second
self-timer mode is not canceled after the exposure. See page 30.
Select the self timer option from the setup menu (p. 70).
SELF TIMER
SET
CANCEL
Use the up/down keys to highlight the self-timer
delay.
10 SEC
3 SEC
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
SET
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SOUND
The sounds used in camera operation can be turned on and off. The beep is for the selftimer countdown and warnings. The effect is for the focus signal and when the camera is
turn on. The shutter sound is used when a picture is taken.
Select the sound option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the beep,
effect, or shutter option.
Press the right controller key to display the
settings.
Use the up/down keys to highlight off or on.
SOUND
BEEP
EFFECT
SHUTTER
SOUND
EFFECT
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation.
ON
ON
ON
CANCEL
ON
OFF
SET
AUTO POWER OFF
The length of the auto-power-off period can be changed between 3 and 10 minutes or
the function can be disabled. For more on auto power off, see page 16. Select the autopower-off option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the appropriate
setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
AUTO POWER OFF
SET
3 MIN
10 MIN
OFF
CANCEL
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SETUP MENU
SET
FILE-NUMBER RESET
If file-number reset is active and the memory card is changed or all files are deleted, the
first file saved is assigned a 0001 file number. If file number reset is off, the first image
saved has a number one greater than the last file saved regardless of the number of files
on the card. If a new card contains an image with a greater file number, the file number
of the saved image will be one greater than the greatest on the card.
Select the number-reset option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight on or off.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
NUMBER RESET
SET
ON
OFF
CANCEL
SET
MEMORY PRIORITY
When two memory cards are used in the camera, memory priority specifies to which card
recorded images and audio are saved. When the card is full, the second card is then
used. When a single card is used, memory priority is set to that card automatically.
Select the memory-priority option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the preferred
memory card; SD for a SD Memory card or
MultiMediaCard, and MS for a Memory Stick.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
MEMORY PRIORITY
SET
SD
MS
CANCEL
SET
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LANGUAGE
The language used in the menus can be changed. Select the language option from the
setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to select the language.
Press the right key or menu button to continue.
The left controller key cancels the operation.
Use the left/right keys to highlight “Yes.” “No” will
cancel the operation.
Press the menu button to complete the
operation.
LANGUAGE
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
LANGUAGE SET OK?
ENGLISH
NO
YES
ADD AUDIO RECORDING SETUP
This option specifies if the add audio recording function must selected from the menu (IF
SELECTED) or the function activates automatically each time a still image is recorded
(ALWAYS). See page 46 for more information on adding an audio recording.
Select the add rec set option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the appropriate
setting.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
ADD REC SET
SET
IF SELECTED
ALWAYS
CANCEL
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SETUP MENU
SET
CUSTOM SETUP
The custom-setup option allows the camera functions to be customized. See the
following page for information on custom functions.
Select the custom option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight an option.
Press the right key or menu button to continue.
Press the left controller key to return to the setup
menu.
CUSTOM
SET
RETURN
FLASH
MACRO
AF AE AWB
CONTINUOUS
SELECT
Using the flash, macro, and AF AE AWB setup screens.
Use the up/down keys to highlight the setting.
CUSTOM
FLASH
AUTO
Press the right key or menu button to turn it on or
off. Press the left controller key to return to the
previous screen.
ON
ON
ON
Using the continuous-advance focus-lock setup screen.
Use the up/down keys to highlight on or off.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
CUSTOM
CONTINUOUS
CANCEL
ON
OFF
SET
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CUSTOM SETUP NOTES
To set the custom-setup option, see the previous page.
Flash modes
This custom-setup option edits the flash modes available in the recording mode. One
flash mode must be left active. For more on flash modes, see page 28.
Macro - focus and self-timer modes
This custom-setup option edits the focus and self-timer modes available in the recording
mode. One mode must be left active.
Three fixed focus modes can be added: 4m (13ft), 2m (6.6ft), and 1m (3.3ft). When
selected in the recording mode, the camera focus is locked at the specified distance. For
information on the focus and self-timer modes, see page 30.
AF AE AWB
This custom-setup option allows different functions to be assigned to the controller in the
recording mode.
Exposure compensation
In the recording mode, press the up controller key
to activate exposure compensation.
Use the left/right keys to adjust the exposurecompensation value. The change in exposure is
visible in the monitor image.
Press the up key to complete the operation; the
controller can be used to change other functions. Degree of
exposure compensation
If set to any other value than 0.0, the degree of
compensation is displayed on the monitor. For
more on exposure compensation, see page 39.
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White balance
In the recording mode, press the down controller key to change the white
balance. For more on white balance, see page 40.
AF (autofocus) lock
In the recording mode, press the shutterrelease button partway down to focus the
camera (1). While continuing to hold the
shutter-release button, press the left controller
key (2) to lock the focus; the AF lock indicator
is displayed at the top of the monitor. The focus
remains locked even after the exposure.
Repeat the procedure to cancel the AF lock. AF
lock is also canceled when the camera is
turned off or the menu or zoom button is
pressed.
1
2
AE (autoexposure) lock
In the recording mode, press the shutterrelease button partway down until the shutter
speed and aperture are displayed (1). While
continuing to hold the shutter-release button,
press the up controller key (2) to lock the
exposure; the AE lock indicator is displayed at
the top of the monitor. The exposure remains
locked even after the the picture is taken.
Repeat the procedure to cancel the AE lock.
AE lock is also canceled when the camera is
turned off or the menu or zoom button is
pressed.
1
2
(Continued on the next page.)
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Continuous-advance focus lock
A series of images can be captured by holding down the shutter-release button. This
option specifies whether the camera focuses between each frame of the series (OFF), or
fixes the focus with the first frame (ON).
RESET DEFAULT
This function resets the camera to its default settings. Select the default option from the
setup menu (p. 70).
Use the left/right keys to select “Yes.” “No”
cancels the operation
Press the menu button to complete the operation.
The following are reset:
Recording / Playback mode
Flash mode
Focus mode / Self-timer
Display mode
Image size
Compression rate
Movie recording
Exposure compensation
White balance
AE metering mode
Monochrome
Digital zoom
Monitor adjustment
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SETUP MENU
SETUP INITIAL OK?
YES
Autoflash
Canceled
Standard display
2816 X 2112
Normal
Canceled
0.0
Auto
Center-weighted metering
Off
Off
Brightness and color reset
NO
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30
27
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40
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42
43
44
Slow shutter limit
Manual exposure
Quality
Camera sensitivity (ISO)
Flash compensation
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
Color
Off
Autoflash / Fill flash: 1/60
Flash cancel/Night Portrait: 1/8
Off
Off
Auto
0.0
0
0
0
Red, green, and blue channels reset to 0.
Setup menu
Recording menu setup
Quick View
Information display setup
Beep (Sound)
Effect (Sound)
Shutter (Sound)
Self-timer delay
Auto power off
File-number reset
Memory priority
Add audio setup
Flash modes (Custom)
Focus modes / Self-timer
(Custom)
AF AE AWB (Custom)
Continuous-adv. focus lock
Transfer mode
Details
Off
On
On
On
On
10 seconds
3 minutes
Off
SD
If selected
All on
Macro, landscape, self-timer: on.
Fixed focus: off.
All off
Off
Data storage
Slow shutter limit default
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TRANSFER MODE
The data-transfer mode must be specified depending on whether images are transferred
to a computer or printed directly. The data-storage option must be selected to transfer
data from the camera to a computer or when using the DiMAGE Viewer software. The
PictBridge option allows images to be printed directly from the camera with a PictBridge
compatible printer (p. 92).
Select the transfer-mode option from the setup menu (p. 70).
Use the up/down keys to highlight the appropriate
option.
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
TRANSFER MODE
SET
DATA STORAGE
PICTBRIDGE
CANCEL
SET
INFORMATION DISPLAY SETUP
The information displayed on the live image in the recording mode and on the recorded
image in the playback mode can be turned off and on. Select the info disp option from
the setup menu (p. 70).
INFO DISP
DISPLAY
CANCEL
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Use the up/down keys to highlight on or off.
ON
OFF
SET
SETUP MENU
Press the right key or menu button to complete
the operation. The left controller key cancels the
operation.
DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. Details on using
and installing the DiMAGE Viewer software are found in the supplied software manual.
The DiMAGE manuals do not cover the basic operation of computers or their operating
systems; please refer to the manual supplied with your computer.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For the camera to be connected directly to the computer and used as a mass-storage
device, the computer must be equipped with a USB port as a standard interface. The
computer and the operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to
support USB interface. The following operating systems are compatible with the camera:
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, and XP home and professional editions.
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3 - 10.1.5, 10.2.1 ~ 10.2.8, 10.3 ~10.3.2.
Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information:
North America:
http://www.konicaminolta.us/
Europe:
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com
Users with Windows 98 or 98 second edition will need to install the driver software on the
included DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM (p. 85). No special driver software is required for
other Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Customers who have bought a previous DiMAGE digital camera and have installed the
Windows 98 driver software must repeat the installation procedure. The updated version
of the driver software included on the supplied DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM is required for
the operation of the DiMAGE G600 with a computer. The new software will have no affect
on the performance of older DiMAGE cameras.
A remote camera driver is supplied with the Windows edition of the DiMAGE Viewer. The
driver is not compatible with this camera.
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CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A COMPUTER
A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The
use of the AC adapter (sold separately) is recommended over the use of the battery. For
users with Windows 98 or 98SE, read the section on page 85 on how to install the
necessary USB driver before connecting the camera to a computer.
1.Insert the memory card into the camera. Confirm the memory-priority option in the
setup menu is set to the card type. To change the memory card while the camera
is connected to a computer, see page 95.
2.Turn off the camera.
3.Insert the small plug of the USB cable into the camera. Make
sure the plug is firmly attached.
4.Attach the other end of the USB cable to the computer’s USB port. Make sure the plug
is firmly attached. The camera should be connected directly to the computer’s USB
port. Attaching the camera to a USB hub may prevent the camera from operating
properly.
The camera turns on automatically when it is connected to a computer; both viewfinder
lamps light to indicate the connection. When using two cards in the camera, if the card
to be accessed is full, the camera may automatically switch the memory priority to the
empty card. Remove the empty card and confirm memory priority before connecting the
camera to a computer.
When the camera is properly connected to the computer, a drive icon, or volume,
appears in My Computer or on the desktop. The drive icon can be identified by the
camera name and memory card or as a removable disk. When using Windows XP or Mac
OS X, a window opens requesting instructions on what to do with the image data; follow
the directions in the window. If the computer does not recognize the camera, disconnect
the camera and restart the computer. Repeat the connection procedure above.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
CONNECTING TO WINDOWS 98 AND 98 SE
The driver needs only to be installed once. If the driver cannot be installed automatically,
it can be installed manually with the operating system’s add-new-hardware wizard; see
the instructions on the following page. During installation, if the operating system
requests the Windows 98 CD-ROM, insert it into the CD-ROM drive and follow the
accompanying instructions on the screen. No special driver software is required for other
Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Automatic Installation
Before connecting the camera to the computer, place the DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in
the CD-ROM drive. The DiMAGE installer menu should automatically activate. To
automatically install the Windows 98 USB driver, click on the starting-up-the-USB-devicedriver-installer button. A window appears to confirm that the driver should be installed;
click “Yes” to continue.
When the driver has
been
successfully
installed, a window
appears. Click “OK.”
Restart the computer
and connect the camera
(p. 84) to complete the
operation.
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Manual Installation
To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow the
instructions in the connecting-the-camera-to-acomputer section on page 84.
When the camera is plugged into the computer, the
operating system will detect the new device and the
add-new-hardware-wizard window opens. Place the
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Click
“Next.”
Choose the recommended search for a suitable
driver. Click “Next.”
Choose to specify the location of the driver. The
browse window can be used to indicate the driver
location. The driver should be located in the CDROM drive at :\Win98\USB. When the location is
shown in the window, click “Next.”
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The add new hardware wizard will confirm the
location of the driver. The letter designating the CDROM drive varies between computers. Click “Next”
to install the driver in the system.
One of three drivers may be located:
MNLVENUM.inf, USBPDR.inf, or USBSTRG.inf.
The last window confirms the driver has been
installed. Click “Finish” to close the add new
hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new
removable-disk or G600 drive icon is displayed.
Double click on the icon to access the camera’s
memory card; see page 88.
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MEMORY CARD FOLDER ORGANIZATION
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image and audio
files can be accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders
are located in the DCIM folder. To copy images and audio
recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into a location in
the computer.
G600-SD
DCIM
Misc
The misc. folder
contains DPOF
print files (p. 62).
Files and folders on the memory card can
be deleted using the computer. Never
format the memory card from the
computer; always use the camera to
format the card. Only files recorded by the
camera should be stored on the memory
card.
100KM017
PICT0001.JPG
PICT0001.WAV
PICT0004.AVI
PICT0005.WAV
Still image
PICT0001’s
audio file
Movie clip
Voice recording
DiMAGE Viewer Notes
Images and the attached audio file should be stored together in the same folder. This allows the
DiMAGE Viewer to playback the audio recording with the matching image file. Image and audio
files can be download automatically into separate folders with Mac OS X.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
Image and audio file names begin with “PICT” followed by a four-digit file number and a
jpg, avi, or wav extension. Audio files attached to still images have a wav extension and
the file number corresponds to their image file. Voice recordings also use the wav
extension.
When the file number exceeds 9,999, a new folder is created. The first three digits of the
folder name increase by one: e.g. from 100KM017 to 101KM017. “KM” stands for Konica
Minolta, and 017 indicates a DiMAGE G600 camera.
The file number may not correspond to the frame number of the image played back in
the camera. As images are deleted in the camera, the frame counter adjusts itself to
show the number of images on the card and reassigns the frame numbers accordingly.
The serial numbers used with image files do not change when an image is deleted.
Camera Notes
Image files contain exif tag data. This data includes the time and date the image was recorded as
well as the camera settings used. This data can be viewed with the camera or the DiMAGE
Viewer software. If a camera image is opened in a photo-retouching application like Adobe
Photoshop, and then the image is saved overwriting the original data, the exif tag information is
erased. When using software other than the DiMAGE Viewer, always make a backup copy of the
image files to protect the exif tag data.
To view images correctly on your computer, the monitor’s color space may need to be adjusted.
Refer to your computer manual on how to calibrate the display to the following requirements:
sRGB, with a color temperature of 6500K, and a gamma of 2.2. Changes made to the captured
image with the camera’s contrast and color-saturation controls will affect any color-matching
software in use.
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DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM A COMPUTER
Never disconnect the camera when data is being transferred between the camera
and computer,
Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition
Confirm no files are being copied between the camera and computer. Disconnect the
USB cable.
Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP
To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon
located on the task bar. A small window opens indicating the device to be
stopped.
Click on the small window to stop
the device. The safe-to-removehardware window opens. Close the
window and then disconnect the
USB cable.
When more than one external device are connected to the computer, repeat the
procedure above except right click on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon. This opens the
unplug-or-eject-hardware window after clicking on the small window indicating the
unplug-or-eject-hardware routine.
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
The hardware devices to be stopped is
displayed. Highlight the device by clicking on it
then click “Stop.”
A confirmation screen appears to
indicate the devices to be stopped.
Clicking “OK” will stop the device.
A third and final screen appears to
indicate the camera can be safely
disconnected from the computer.
Close the window and then
disconnect the USB cable.
Macintosh
Confirm that no data is being transferred between
the camera and computer and then drag the massstorage device icon and drop it into the trash.
Disconnect the USB cable.
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PICTBRIDGE
Confirm the transfer-mode option in the setup
menu is set to PictBridge. Connect the camera
to a PictBridge compatible printer using the
camera’s USB cable. The larger plug of the
cable is connected to the printer. Insert the
smaller plug of the cable into the camera; the
camera turns on automatically and starts the
PictBridge connection.
Individual still images can be selected for printing on the PictBridge screen. When two
memory cards are in the camera, only the images on the card specified with the memory
priority option on the setup menu (p. 75) can be viewed.
Total number of prints
Number of copies
Image size
Total: 3
2
1600
:move
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:sel.
DATA-TRANSFER
:print
MODE
Use the left/right keys of the controller to display
the image to be printed.
Press the up key to select the number of copies
to be printed. No more than 50 images can be
selected. To deselect an image for printing,
press the down key until the number of copies
reaches zero.
Repeat the previous steps until all the images to
be printed are selected. Press the menu button
to continue.
Paper size
Printer setup
2” x 3” card
L
100mmX150mm
Postcard
4” x 6”
2L
8” x 10”
A4
Letter
:move
Use the up/down keys of the controller to select
the paper size. The options available depend on
the printer. The printer-setup option uses the
size set with the printer.
Press the menu button to begin printing.
:print
Total: 3
2
1600
Printing...
To cancel the print run once it begins, press the
menu button.
:cancel
Total: 3
2
1600
Printing finished.
The printing-finished message indicates the end
of the print run. Press the menu button to
complete the operation. Unplug the camera from
the printer.
:OK
Printing Notes
The following are the dimensions for postcard, L, and 2L paper sizes
in both millimeters and inches for your reference:
Postcard
L
2L
100 X 148mm
89 X 127mm
127 X 178mm
3.9 X 5.9 in.
3.5 X 5.0 in.
5.0 X 7.0 in.
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NOTES ON PRINTING ERRORS
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the
procedure recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major
printer error occurs, press the menu button to end the routine. Refer to the printer manual
for the correct procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer settings before
starting again and use the PictBridge screen to deselect the images that were printed.
QUICKTIME SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
IBM PC / AT Compatible
Pentium processor-based PC
or compatible computer
Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP.
128MB or more of RAM
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DATA-TRANSFER
MODE
To install QuickTime, follow the instructions in
the installer. Macintosh users can download
the latest version of QuickTime free of charge
from the Apple Computer web site:
http://www.apple.com.
CHANGING THE MEMORY CARD - DATA-TRANSFER MODE
Never remove the card when data is being transferred between the camera and
computer - the data or memory card may permanently be damaged.
Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Change the memory card.
3. Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
Windows ME, 2000 Professional, and XP
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection using the unplug-or-eject-hardware routine (p. 90).
Disconnect the USB cable.
Change the memory card.
Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
Macintosh
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the USB connection by dragging the drive icon into the trash (p. 91).
Disconnect the USB cable.
Change the memory card.
Reconnect the USB cable to remake the USB connection.
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APPENDIX
Troubleshooting
The section covers minor problems with basic camera operation. For major problems or
damage, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact a Konica Minolta service
facility.
Problem
The camera
will not work.
Shutter will
not release.
While using
flash, the pictures are too
dark.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery is dead.
Recharge battery (p. 14).
Nothing displayed on the
monitor.
The AC adapter is not
connected properly.
Check that the adapter is connected to the camera and a
live electrical outlet (p. 17).
Memory-full
warning
appears on the
monitor.
Memory card is full and
unable to store an image
at the resolution settings
on the camera.
Insert a new memory card (p.
18), delete some images (p.
33), or change the resolution
settings (p. 36).
No-card warning appears on
the monitor.
No memory card in the
camera.
Insert a memory card (p. 18).
The subject is beyond the flash range (p.
51).
Move closer to the subject or
change the camera sensitivity
to a higher setting (p. 50).
Subject is too close.
Pictures are
not sharp.
Make sure the subject is within
the autofocus range (p. 25) or
use the macro focus mode (p.
30).
Green
viewfinder indicator lamp
blinks.
A special situation is preUse the focus-lock function to
venting the autofocus sys- focus on an object at the same
tem from focusing (p. 26). distance as the subject (p. 25).
Pictures are
taken indoors
or in low-light
situations without flash.
Slow shutter speeds
result in blurred images
when the camera is handheld.
Use a tripod, change the camera sensitivity to a higher setting (p. 50), or use the flash (p.
28).
If the camera does not function normally, turn it off, remove and reinsert the battery, or
unplug and reconnect the AC adapter. Always turn the camera off otherwise the memory
card may be damaged and camera settings reset.
ABOUT THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CHARGER CORD
The included AC cord is designed for the current of the sales region. Only use the cord
in the region it was purchased.
Region
Product code
Continental Europe, Singapore, Korea (220V-240V)
APC-150
China (250V)
APC-151
Great Britain, Hong Kong (220V-240V)
APC-160
United States, Canada, Taiwan, Japan (100V-120V)
APC-170
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REMOVING THE DRIVER SOFTWARE - WINDOWS
1.Insert a memory card in the camera and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
Other devices must not be connected to the computer during this procedure.
2.Right click on the My-computer icon. Select “properties” from the drop-down menu.
Windows XP: from the start menu go to the control panel. Click on the performance and
maintenance category. Click “System” to open the system properties window.
3. Windows 2000 and XP: select the hardware tab in the properties window and click the
device-manager button.
Windows 98 and Me: click the device-manager tab in the properties window.
4.The driver file will be located in the universal-serial-bus-controller or other-devices
location of the device manager. Click on the locations to display the files. The driver
should be indicated with the camera name. Under certain conditions, the driver name
may not contain the camera name. However, the driver will be indicated by either a
question mark or exclamation point.
5. Click on the driver to select it.
6.Windows 2000 and XP: click on the action button to display the drop-down menu.
Select “uninstall.” A confirmation screen will appear. Clicking “Yes” will remove the
driver from the system.
Windows 98 and Me: click the remove button. A confirmation screen will appear.
Clicking “Yes” will remove the driver from the system.
7.Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camera. Restart the computer.
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APPENDIX
CARE AND STORAGE
Read this section in its entirety to get the best results from your camera. With proper
care, your camera will provide years of service.
Camera care
• Do not subject the camera to shock or impact.
• Turn off the camera when transporting.
• This camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof. Inserting or removing batteries or
the memory card, or operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.
• When at the beach or near water, take care not to expose the camera to water or sand.
Water, sand, dust, or salt can damage the camera.
• Do not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens directly at the sun;
the CCD may be damaged.
Cleaning
• If the camera or the outside of the lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
If the camera or lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles.
Wiping may scratch the surface.
• To clean the lens surface, first blow away any dust or sand, then gently wipe the lens
with a cloth or tissue designed for optics. Use lens-cleaning fluid if necessary.
• Never use organic solvents to clean the camera.
• Never touch the lens surface with your fingers.
Storage
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from dust and chemicals. For long
periods of disuse, store the camera in an airtight container with a silica-gel drying
agent.
• Remove the batteries and memory card from the camera when not in use for extended
periods.
• Do not store the camera in an area with naphthalene or mothballs.
• During long periods of storage, operate the camera occasionally. When taking the
camera out of storage, check that the camera is functioning properly before using.
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Memory cards
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards, and Memory Sticks are manufactured with precision electronic components. The following may cause data loss or damage:
• Improper use of the card.
• Bending, dropping, or subjecting the card to impact.
• Heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
• Static electrical discharge or electromagnetic fields near the card.
• Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or a computer is
accessing the card (reading, writing, formatting, etc.).
• Touching the electrical contacts of the card with your fingers or metal objects.
• Using the card beyond its life. Purchasing a new card periodically may be necessary.
Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any loss or damage to data. It is recommended
that a copy of the card data be made.
Batteries
• Battery performance decreases with temperature. In cold environments, we
recommend keeping spare batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat.
Batteries can recover their power when they warm up.
• Do not store the battery when it is fully charged.
• When storing the battery for extended periods, recharge it for five minutes every six
months. The battery may not be able to be charged if completely exhausted. Store
batteries within -20°C to 35°C (-4°F to 95°F).
• A special built-in, long-life battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the
camera is turned off. If the camera resets each time it is turned off, the battery is
exhausted. It must be replaced at a Konica Minolta service facility.
• Keep battery and camera charger contacts clean. Dirty contacts can prevent charging.
If the contacts become dirty, wipe them with a cotton swab.
Before important events and journeys
• Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries.
• Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment
malfunction.
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APPENDIX
Operating temperatures and conditions
• This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 50°C (32°F to
122°F).
• Never leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car
parked in the sun, or to extreme humidity.
• When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic
bag to prevent condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room
temperature before removing it from the bag.
LCD monitor care
• The LCD monitor is manufactured using high-precision technology and more than
99.99% of the pixels operate properly. Less than 0.01% of the monitor pixels are
displayed as color or bright points; this is not monitor defect and does not affect the
recorded image.
• Do not apply pressure to the surface of the LCD monitor; it may be permanently
damaged.
• If fingerprints are on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe with a soft, clean, dry cloth.
Copyright
• TV program, films, video tapes, photographs, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording or duplication of such material may be contrary to copyright
laws. Taking pictures or images of performances, exhibitions, etc., is prohibited without
approval and can infringe on copyright. Images protected by copyright can only be used
under the provisions within the copyright laws.
Questions and service
• If you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or write to
the Konica Minolta distributor in your area.
• Before shipping your camera for repair, please contact a Konica Minolta service facility.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Number of effective pixels:
CCD:
Camera sensitivity (ISO):
Aspect ratio:
Lens construction:
Maximum aperture:
Focal length:
Focusing range:
Autofocusing system:
Shutter:
Shutter speed range:
Built-in flash recycling time:
Viewfinder:
Monitor LCD:
Monitor field of view:
A/D conversion:
Recording media:
File formats:
Printing output control:
Menu languages:
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6.0 million
1/1.76-type interline complementary-color CCD with
a total of 6.4 million pixels.
Automatic and manual (ISO 50, 100, 200, 400)
4:3
7 elements in 6 groups.
f/2.8 - f/4.9
8 - 24 mm (35mm equivalent: 39 - 117 mm)
Wide angle: 0.5 m - ∞ (Macro: 6cm - ∞)
Telephoto: 0.8 - ∞ (Macro: 50cm - ∞)
Video AF
CCD electronic shutter plus mechanical shutter
1 - 1/2000s (autoexposure), 15 - 1/1000s (Manual)
Approximately 6 seconds
Optical real-image zoom viewfinder.
3.8 cm TFT color
Approximately 100%
10 bits
SD Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
JPEG, motion JPEG (AVI), WAV.
DCF 1.0, DPOF ver. 1.1, and Exif 2.2 compliant.
PictBridge, Exif Print
Japanese, English, German, and French.
Battery:
Konica Minolta NP-600 lithium-ion battery.
Battery performance (recording): Approximately 160 frames: based on the CIPA standard with NP-600 lithium-ion battery, LCD monitor
on, full-size images (2816 X 2112), normal image
compression, no Quick View, no audio, flash used
with 50% of the frames.
Battery performance (playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 180 min.
with NP-600 lithium-ion battery.
External power source:
AC adapter AC-8
Dimensions:
94.0 (W) X 56.0 (H) X 29.5 (D) mm
3.7 (W) X 2.2 (H) X 1.2 (D) in.
Weight:
Approximately 195g / 6.9oz
(without battery or recording media)
Operating temperature:
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Operating humidity:
20 - 80% (noncondensing)
Lithium-ion Battery NP-600
Voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
3.7V
25g / 0.8oz
31.8 (W) X 9.0 (H) X 49.8 (D) mm
1.3 (W) X 0.4 (H) X 2.0 (D) in
Battery Charger BC-600
Input voltage:
Weight:
Dimensions
AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
70g / 2oz (without cord or battery)
71.0 (W) X 25.8 (H) X 57.5 (D) mm
2.8 (W) X 1.0 (H) X 2.3 (D) mm
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
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and the Universal Copyright Convention.
9222-2744-11 IM-B404
Printed in Malaysia