DXG-517V HD
User’s Manual
DXG USA
Table of Contents
Preface ..............................................................................v
About this manual.............................................................v
Copyright...........................................................................v
Precautions ......................................................................vi
Before You Start .............................................................viii
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Introducing the camera ............................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
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System requirements...............................................1
Features..................................................................1
Unpacking the video camera..................................2
About the camera ...................................................3
1.4.1
Front view...................................................3
1.4.2
Top view .....................................................3
1.4.3
Bottom view ...............................................4
1.4.4
Right view...................................................4
1.4.5
Left view .....................................................6
1.4.6
Back view....................................................6
1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display.......................7
1.4.8
About the LEDs........................................11
Getting started.......................................... 12
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Inserting an SD card ............................................12
Inserting the batteries...........................................14
Turning on the video camera ...............................15
Changing modes...................................................15
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2.5
Before you start ....................................................16
2.5.1
Setting the date and time ........................16
2.5.2
Setting the language ................................17
2.5.3
Setting the beep........................................18
2.6
Shoot/Playback video ...........................................19
2.6.1
Shooting a video clip ...............................19
2.6.2
Playing a video clip .................................21
2.7
Taking/viewing pictures........................................22
2.7.1
Taking a still picture................................22
2.7.2
Viewing images........................................23
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
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Connecting to a computer ....................................24
Connecting to a standard TV ...............................24
Connecting to a DVD Player................................25
Connecting to an HDTV ......................................25
Using the camera...................................... 26
3.1
Movie and voice recorder mode ...........................26
3.1.1
Movie and voice recorder mode ............26
3.1.2
Using the macro function .......................28
3.1.3
Using the zoom function.........................28
3.1.4
Using the LED flash light........................28
3.1.5
Quick access controls ..............................29
3.2
Photo mode...........................................................30
3.2.1
Photo mode icons.....................................30
3.2.2
Using the macro function .......................31
3.2.3
Using the zoom function.........................31
3.2.4
3.2.5
Using the LED flash light........................31
Quick access controls ..............................31
3.3
Movie Playback mode...........................................32
3.3.1
Movie Playback mode icons...................32
3.4
Photo Playback mode ...........................................35
3.4.1
Photo Playback mode icons....................35
3.5
3.6
Thumbnail mode ..................................................37
USB mode.............................................................37
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Using the menus ....................................... 38
4.1
Movie menu ..........................................................38
4.1.1.
White balance ...........................................38
4.1.2.
Video resolution.......................................39
4.1.3.
Color effect ...............................................40
4.1.4.
Night mode...............................................41
4.1.5.
Stabilizer ...................................................42
4.1.6.
Capture mode...........................................43
4.2
Movie playback menu...........................................44
4.2.1
Delete.........................................................44
4.2.2
Protect .......................................................46
4.2.3
Autoplay ...................................................47
4.3
Photo menu ..........................................................48
4.3.1
White balance ...........................................48
4.3.2
Resolution .................................................49
4.3.3
Color effect ...............................................50
4.3.4
Night mode...............................................51
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4.3.5
Self timer ...................................................52
4.4
Photo playback menu ...........................................53
4.4.1
Delete.........................................................53
4.4.2
Protect .......................................................55
4.4.3
Slide show.................................................56
4.4.4
DPOF .........................................................57
4.5
System menu.........................................................58
4.5.1
Setting the beep........................................58
4.5.2
Histogram Mode......................................58
4.5.3
Auto power off.........................................59
4.5.4
TV standard..............................................60
4.5.5
Format .......................................................61
4.5.6
Default.......................................................62
4.5.7
Language ..................................................62
4.5.8
Frequency .................................................63
4.5.9
Date/time .................................................63
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Installing the software ............................. 64
5.1
5.2
5.3
Presto! Video Works .............................................64
Presto! Mr. Photo .................................................65
Quick Time ...........................................................66
Appendix............................................................ 67
Specifications ..................................................................67
Troubleshooting ..............................................................70
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced video camera.
Make sure that you read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe
place for future reference.
About this manual
Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this
manual are correct and up to date. However, no guarantee is made
regarding the accuracy of the contents. If the contents of this
manual do not tally with the camera, please take the camera as a
criterion. We reserve the right to change the contents of this
manual and specifications of the product without prior notice.
If the accessories do not tally with the actual package, please take
the actual package as the criterion.
Copyright
© Copyright 2008.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated
into any language or computer language, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or
otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
manufacturer.
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Precautions
General precautions
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Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas,
as its components may be damaged.
Do not store the product in a hot environment. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.
Do not store the product in cold areas. When the product
warms up to its normal temperature, moisture can form inside,
and may damage the electronic circuits.
Do not attempt to open the casing or attempt your own repairs.
High-voltage internal components create the risk of electric
shock when exposed.
Do not drop or knock the product. Rough handling may
damage the internal components.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong
detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a
slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not fire the flash while it is too close to the subject's eyes.
Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if it is fired
too close to the eyes. When using the flash, the camera should
be at least one meter from the eyes of the subject.
Do not open the battery cover while an image is being
recorded. Doing so will not only make storage of the current
image impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in file.
If the product or any of its accessories are not working
properly, take them to your nearest qualified service center.
The personnel there will assist you and if necessary, arrange
for the product to be repaired.
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Test for proper operation before using the camera.
Notes on the LCD Screen
Caution must be observed when dealing with the fluid contained in
the LCD. Ensure that fluid does not leak if the screen becomes
cracked or damaged. If this occurs, follow these steps:
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If the fluid makes contact with skin, wipe it with a clean cloth
then rinse with a large amount of water.
If the fluid makes contact with eyes, wash eyes with clean
water for at least 15 minutes and seek immediate medical
attention.
If the fluid is swallowed, first rinse mouth with water, then
drink a large amount of water and induce vomiting. Seek
immediately medical attention.
Operation conditions
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This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging from
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas:
- In areas subject to direct sunlight
- In areas subject to high humidity or dust
- Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
- Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun.
- In areas subject to strong vibration
Power supply
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Use only the type of battery that came with your camera.
Using any other type of battery may damage the equipment
and invalidate the warranty.
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Ensure the battery is inserted correctly. Inserting the battery
incorrectly can cause damage to the product and possibly start
a fire.
Remove the battery to avoid the fluid leakage if the camera is
not going to be used for a long time.
If the battery is crushed or damaged, remove it immediately to
avoid the battery fluid leakage and abnormal expansion.
The camera can be used with either a Li-ion or four AAA size
batteries. Li-ion battery is recommended to use for longer
operation time.
Before You Start
Take some test shots before performing a formal
recording.
Before taking pictures with this DV camera in any important
occasion (such as a wedding ceremony or an overseas trip), do test
the DV camera beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any
additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as
costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the
photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no
compensation will be given for it.
Copyright information
Take care to observe "No Photography" notices in certain locations.
In these cases, you cannot record any live performance,
improvisation or exhibits, even for personal purposes. Any transfer
of pictures or memory card data must be conducted under the
constraints of copyright law.
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1 Introducing the camera
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
video camera. This chapter also covers system requirements,
package contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1 System requirements
The video camera requires a PC with the following specifications:
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Windows® Vista / XP operating system
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Intel® Pentium 4 2.8 GHz CPU or higher
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At least 512 MB of RAM or higher
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Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
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At least 64MB or greater video card
• Note: A USB 1.1 port will enable you to transfer files to and
from your host PC, but transfer speeds will be much
faster with a USB 2.0 port.
1.2 Features
The video camera offers a variety of features and functions
including:
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HD Digital camcorder
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Digital camera (max. 8 Megapixels)
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HDMI audio-video output
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Voice recorder
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USB mass storage
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Max. 3X digital zoom
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1.3 Unpacking the video camera
The following items should be present in the package. If any item is
missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
Video camera
USB & AV cable
User manual
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Pouch
AAA batteries x 4
CD-ROM
(Driver and application
software)
HDMI cable
1.4 About the camera
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of this video camera.
1.4.1
Front view
Lens
Self-timer LED
LED Flash light
Microphone
1.4.2
Top view
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Shutter button
Zoom / Volume button
1.4.3
Bottom view
Tripod mount
Battery compartment
1.4.4
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Right view
LCD screen cover
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1.4.5
Left view
Macro switch
Hand strap
1.4.6
Back view
REC. / Power LED
Playback button
Scroll wheel
Mode dial
HD Output
USB / AV Output
REC. / STOP button
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1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display
Flip and twist the LCD screen as shown while capturing a still
image or recording a video clip.
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See the table below for a description of each button’s function.
Button
Name
Function
Power
button
Press and hold to turn power on/off.
Menu
button
Press to display main OSD menus.
Mode dial
Use to toggle Movie, Photo, and SET
modes. In Movie mode, press the
REC.STOP button to start and stop
recording.
z In Photo and Movie modes, press
the up and down to adjust the
exposure setting, and inwards to
adjust the flashlight setting.
z In Photo Playback mode:
1. Press up and down to scroll
through stored images.
Scroll
wheel
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2. When the image is zoomed in,
you can move the image
up/down or left/right. Then,
press inwards the scroll wheel, to
switch the moving directions
(up/down ↔ left/right).
3. In the thumbnail mode, press the
up and down to select the
thumbnail images and then press
inwards to view the image in full
screen mode.
z In Movie Playback mode:
1. Press up and down to scroll
through stored movies, and
press inwards to play/stop
movie playback.
2. While playing a movie, press the
scroll wheel up / down to
rewind / fast forward the movie.
3. In the thumbnail mode, press the
up and down to select the video
clip and then press inwards to
show the video clip.
z In SET mode, press up and down to
highlight menu items, and inwards
to select.
z In Photo mode, press to take a
photo.
Shutter
button
z In Movie mode, you can also press
Macro
switch
Move the switch to the
enable Macro mode.
Playback
button
In Movie and Photo mode, press to
enter playback mode.
Display
button
Press once to display all OSD icons.
Press again to turn all OSD icons off.
to take a photo before recording a
video clip.
position to
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z In Photo and Movie modes, press
to zoom in and out.
z In Photo Playback mode:
Zoom
button
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1. Press the button right to zoom
in your photo.
2. Press the button left to show all
stored files in a 3x2 matrix
thumbnail view.
z In Movie Playback mode:
1. Press the button left to show all
stored video clips in a 3x2
matrix thumbnail view.
2. During video playback, press
the button to increase or
decrease the playback volume.
1.4.8
About the LEDs
The following table describes the camera LEDs:
LED
Color
Power /
Rec.
Green
Power-on
Green Blinking
Recording
Red
Camera busy
Self-timer
Definition
Red Blinking
Self-timer is activated
Red Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
Red Blinking
Self-timer is activated.
Red Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
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2 Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the video camera. This
section covers basic functions such as switching on, inserting the
battery and memory cards, and configuring preliminary settings.
See later chapters for advanced functions.
2.1 Inserting an SD card ( SD card sold separately)
An SD card can be installed in the video camera to provide
additional storage space for still images, video clips, or other files.
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1.
Open the LCD screen cover and open the SD card
compartment cover.
2.
Insert an SD card, making sure the contacts are facing
downwards.
3.
Press down the SD card compartment cover.
4.
Push the SD card compartment cover inwards.
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2.2 Inserting the batteries
This video camera is designed to AAA alkaline batteries or a
rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Only use the batteries supplied or
similar batteries recommended by the manufacturer or your dealer.
• Note: Installing the battery incorrectly could cause damage
to the camera and possibly start a fire.
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1.
Open the battery compartment cover.
2.
Insert the batteries as shown.
3.
Close the battery compartment cover.
2.3 Turning on the video camera
Press and hold the power button to turn the video camera on/off.
2.4 Changing modes
The video camera can operate in three modes, Movie, Photo, and
SET. Move the mode dial to toggle different modes.
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2.5 Before you start
Before you start using the video camera, some basic settings such as
date and time, languages and beep function need to be configured.
2.5.1
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Setting the date and time
1.
Turn on the video camera, and move the mode dial to
SET. Move the scroll wheel up/ down to highlight Date /
Time. Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
2.
Press the scroll wheel up / down to highlight each field
and inwards to select a field.
3.
Adjust each value by moving the scroll wheel up and
down. Press the scroll wheel inwards to save your
changes.
4.
Press the scroll wheel down to highlight √ to leave the
date menu.
2.5.2
Setting the language
1.
Turn on the video camera, and move the mode dial to
SET. Move the scroll wheel up /down to highlight
Language. Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select the following languages:
English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
German, Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Portuguese,
Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Korean, and Arabic. After the
language is selected, press the scroll wheel inwards to
confirm.
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2.5.3
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Setting the beep
1.
Turn on the video camera, and move the mode dial to
SET. Move the scroll wheel up/ down to highlight Beep.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select √ and press the scroll wheel
inwards to confirm.
2.6 Shoot/Playback video
2.6.1
Shooting a video clip
1.
Turn on the video camera and move the mode dial to
Movie mode.
Movie mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the video.
3.
Press the REC. / STOP button to start recording.
4.
Press the REC. / STOP button again to stop recording.
5.
The video clip is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
Notes:
1. The maximum length of each video recording file
is 3.66 GB. When the maximum length is reached, the
recording will automatically stop.
2. High-resolution settings result in larger files, and
therefore shorter length.
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3. The LCD preview and the ratio of a still-image
capture can vary depending on the different video
resolution settings. See the following table:
Video resolution
720P
Preview
Taking pictures
and focusing
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
WVGA
QVGA
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2.6.2
1.
Playing a video clip
In Movie mode, press the Playback button and the most
recent file displays on the LCD screen.
Movie playback
mode indicator
2.
Move the scroll wheel up and down to scroll through the
video clips. Press the scroll wheel inwards to play back
the video clip.
3.
To pause while playing back the video clip, press the
REC. / STOP inwards.
4.
When viewing the video clip, press the Zoom button left
or right to adjust the volume.
5.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to stop playing.
6.
Press the Playback button again to return to Movie
mode.
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2.7 Taking/viewing pictures
2.7.1
1.
Taking a still picture
Turn on the camera and move the mode dial to Photo
mode.
Photo mode
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2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the picture.
3.
Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
4.
The picture is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
2.7.2
1.
Viewing images
In Photo mode, press the Playback button and the most
recent image displays on the LCD screen.
Playback mode
2.
Press the scroll wheel up and down to scroll through the
images.
3.
Press the Zoom button right to zoom in the picture. Then
you can move the image up/down or left/right and press
inwards the scroll wheel, you can switch the moving
directions (up/down ↔ left/right).
4.
Press the Zoom button left fully zoomed out to view
thumbnails of all stored files and then press the scroll
wheel up and down to select the thumbnail images.
5.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to view the image in full
screen mode.
6.
Press the Playback button again to return to Photo mode.
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2.8 Connecting to a computer
Read this section to learn how to transfer files to a PC, show the
video clips or photos on TV/DVD.
Connect the video camera to a computer with the USB cable
provided.
2.9 Connecting to a standard TV
Connect the video camera to a standard TV as shown with the AV
cable provided.
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2.10 Connecting to a DVD Player
Connect the video camera to a DVD player with the AV cable
provided.
2.11 Connecting to an HDTV
Read this section to learn how to show the video clips or photos on
an HDTV. Connecting to an HDTV offers the high resolution for
displaying the video clips or photos.
Connect the video camera to an HDTV as shown with an HDMI
cable.
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3 Using the camera
Read this section to learn how to use the camera.
3.1 Movie and voice recorder mode
Use this mode to capture video clips or record voice and store them
in an internal memory or on an SD card.
3.1.1
Movie and voice recorder mode
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Movie
and voice recorder mode icons and symbols.
Movie mode
Voice recorder mode
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Movie mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
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EV compensation indicator
2
Effect indicator
3
Night mode indicator
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4
White balance indicator
5
Remaining memory capacity
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Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
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Remaining recording time indicator
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Histogram indicator
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Resolution indicator
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Battery indicator
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Stabilizer indicator
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LED flash light indicator
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Macro indicator
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Movie mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
Voice recorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
2
Remaining recording time indicator
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3
Battery indicator
4
Voice recorder mode indicator
3.1.2
Using the macro function
This function can capture subjects close to the lens. In macro mode,
subjects can be as close as 14-15 cm.
While in Photo or Movie and voice recorder modes, move the
Macro switch on the side of the video camera to activate macro
displays on the LCD screen.
function, and an icon
Move the macro switch again to return to normal mode.
3.1.3
Using the zoom function
The camera is equipped with 2x digital zoom.
Move the zoom button to the right to get closer to a subject.
Move the zoom button to the left to move away from a subject.
3.1.4
Using the LED flash light
Use the LED flash light to illuminate subjects in dark environments.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to choose from the following lighting
options: Off and On modes. An icon displays on the screen when
activated.
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3.1.5
Quick access controls
You can also make adjustments to exposure and lighting settings by
pressing the scroll wheel up and down or inwards.
In Movie and voice recorder and Photo modes, press the scroll
wheel up or down to adjust the EV compensation setting. Press the
scroll wheel inwards to choose lighting options.
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3.2 Photo mode
Use Photo mode to capture still pictures and store them in the
internal memory or on an SD card.
3.2.1
Photo mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Photo
mode icons and symbols.
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See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
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Remaining number of photos
2
EV compensation indicator
3
Effect indicator
4
Night mode indicator
5
White balance indicator
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6
Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
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File size indicator
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Battery indicator
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Histogram indicator
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LED flash light indicator
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Macro indicator
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Self timer indicator
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Photo mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
3.2.2
Using the macro function
See section 3.1.2 “Using the macro function”.
3.2.3
Using the zoom function
See section 3.1.3“Using the zoom function”.
3.2.4
Using the LED flash light
See section 3.1.4 “Using the LED flash light”.
3.2.5
Quick access controls
See section 3.1.5 “Quick access controls”.
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3.3 Movie Playback mode
Use Movie Playback mode to review all the movie files stored in
the video camera.
3.3.1
Movie Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Movie Playback mode icons and symbols.
Movie mode
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Voice recorder mode
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Movie mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
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Displays the number of current movie /
total number of recorded video clips
2
Volume level
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3
Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
4
The length of every video clip
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Play/ Pause indicator
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Battery status indicator
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File protect indicator
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Movie playback mode icon
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Displays the file number of the video clip
Voice Recorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays the number of current audio/
total number of recorded audio clips
2
Volume level
3
Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
4
The length of every audio clip
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6
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Play/ Pause indicator
Indicates: press to Play/ Stop
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7
Battery status indicator
8
File protect indicator
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Voice playback mode
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Displays the file number of the audio clip
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3.4 Photo Playback mode
Use Photo Playback mode to review all the image files stored in the
video camera.
3.4.1
Photo Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Photo
Playback mode icons and symbols.
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5
4
2
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays the number of current image / the
total number of saved images
2
Memory status indicator
: SD card indicator
: Internal memory indicator
3
Displays the file number of the photo
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4
Battery status indicator
5
File protect indicator
6
Playback mode icon
7
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) indicator
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3.5 Thumbnail mode
When in Photo Playback or Movie Playback modes, press the
zoom button left to show images as thumbnails.
1.
Turn on the video camera and make sure it is in Photo
Playback or Movie Playback mode.
2.
The most recent image /video clip displays on the screen.
Press the zoom button left to view six thumbnail images
/video clips on the LCD screen.
3.
Press the scroll wheel up and down to highlight an image,
or a video clip, and press inwards to view the image or
playback the video clip or voice file in full screen mode.
4.
Press the zoom button left to return to thumbnail view.
3.6 USB mode
You can use USB mode to connect to a host PC.
When connected to a host PC, the video camera is shown as a
removable drive in Windows Explorer.
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4 Using the menus
Read this section to learn how to configure the camera settings and
use the advanced features.
4.1 Movie menu
When in Movie mode, press the MENU button to show the Movie
options menu.
4.1.1. White balance
Use this option to correct color difference for different lighting
conditions. When white balance is set to Auto, the video camera
automatically compensates for different lighting conditions.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the White Balance option. Press the scroll
wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Auto, Sunny, Cloudy,
Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the scroll wheel inwards
to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.1.2. Video resolution
Use the resolution option to determine the resolution of the
captured video. The larger screen size requires more memory
storage space.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Resolution option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select QVGA, WVGA or 720P.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
• Notes:
1. The LCD displays the 16:9 ratio while setting the
video resolution to WVGA or 720P.
2. The LCD displays the 4:3 ratio while setting the video
resolution to QVGA.
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4.1.3. Color effect
The camera can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Effect option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Color, B&W or Sepia. Press
the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.1.4. Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better video clip quality in dark
environments.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Night Mode option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Off or Night mode option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.1.5. Stabilizer
Use this function to activate Stabilizer to prevent blurred images
caused by shaking.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Stabilizer option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select On or Off. Press the scroll
wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.1.6. Capture mode
Use this function to record sound or image.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Capture Mode option. Press the scroll
wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Voice recorder or Video
options. Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.2 Movie playback menu
Use the playback menu to manage the files stored in the internal
memory or on the SD card.
4.2.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Movie Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select Delete One or Delete All
options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Use the scroll wheel to locate the file you want to delete and
press inwards to delete.
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If you select Delete All, press the scroll wheel inwards to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select √ and press the scroll wheel
inwards to delete.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
• Note: Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make sure
you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to unlock
the files first before deleting them.
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4.2.2
Protect
Use this function to lock files to prevent accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display Movie Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select the Protect option. Then
playback screen appears again. Use the scroll wheel to
locate the file you want to protect and press inwards to
confirm. A lock
icon is displayed to show that the file
is protected.
• Note: To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The lock icon
disappears when the file is unlocked.
3.
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Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.2.3
Autoplay
Use this function to continuously play all movie clips stored in the
memory card.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Movie Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select the Autoplay option and
press the scroll wheel inwards to show the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select √ and press the scroll wheel
inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again to exit the menu.
5.
Press the scroll wheel to start continuous playing of
movie clips.
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4.3 Photo menu
In Photo mode, press the MENU button to show the Photo Options
menu.
4.3.1
White balance
Use this option to correct color difference due to lighting
conditions.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the White Balance option. Press the scroll
wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Auto, Sunny, Cloudy,
Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the scroll wheel inwards
to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.3.2
Resolution
Use this option to set the size of the captured image. Larger images
contain more detail and therefore use more memory space.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Resolution option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select 3M, 5M or 8M. Press the
scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.3
Color effect
The camera can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Effect option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Color, B & W, or Sepia.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.3.4
Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better video clip quality in dark
environments.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Night Mode option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Off or Night mode option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.3.5
Self timer
Use the self timer function to take a photo of yourself.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button and use the scroll wheel to
highlight the Selftimer option. Press the scroll wheel
inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Off, 5 seconds, or 10
seconds options. Press the scroll wheel inwards to
confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.4 Photo playback menu
4.4.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Photo Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select Delete One or Delete All
options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Use the scroll wheel to locate the file you want to delete and
press inwards to delete.
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If you select Delete All, press the scroll wheel inwards to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select √ and then press the scroll
wheel inwards to delete.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
• Note: Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make sure
you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to unlock
the files first before deleting them.
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4.4.2
Protect
Use this function to protect files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Photo Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select the Protect option. Then
playback screen appears again. Use the scroll wheel to
locate the file you want to protect and press inwards to
icon is displayed to show that the file
confirm. A lock
is protected.
• Note: To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The lock icon
disappears when the file is unlocked.
3.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
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4.4.3
Slide show
The camera includes a slide show function, which displays each
image in turn with a regular interval between pictures.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Photo Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to select the Autoplay option and
press the scroll wheel inwards. The images will be
displayed automatically.
3.
Press the scroll wheel to pause / play the slideshow.
Press the MENU button to stop the slide show.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu.
4.4.4
DPOF
Use the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) function to tag pictures
stored in the memory card with print information.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button to display the Photo Playback menu.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the DPOF option. Press
the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select √ and press inwards to
confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again to exit the menu. A DPOF
icon is displayed to show that the file is ordered to
print.
• Notes:
1. A memory card is required for DPOF function.
2. If DPOF is set, all photos are ordered to print.
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4.5 System menu
The system menu is used to configure miscellaneous camera
functions.
4.5.1
Setting the beep
See section 2.5.3 “Setting the Beep”.
4.5.2
Histogram Mode
Use this function to display a histogram graph on the LCD screen.
This function can help you to capture a better photo/video clip.
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1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the Histogram option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Histogram or Off options.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.5.3
Auto power off
Use this function to switch the camera off automatically after a
period of inactivity for power saving.
1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the Auto Power Off
option. Press the scroll wheel inwards to display the
submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select Off, 1 minute, or 5 minutes.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
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4.5.4
TV standard
Use the TV option to set the TV system for the area.
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1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the TV standard option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select NTSC or PAL, and press the
scroll wheel inwards to confirm.
4.5.5
Format
Use this function to format the current storage media. This format
action will delete everything on the media.
1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the Format option. Press
the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select X or √, and press the scroll
wheel inwards to confirm.
4.
The current media (memory card or internal memory) is
formatted.
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4.5.6
Default
Use this option to reset all settings to the default settings.
1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the Default option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll wheel to select X or √, and press the scroll
wheel inwards to confirm.
4.5.7
Language
See section 2.5.2 “Setting the language”.
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4.5.8
Frequency
Use the Frequency option to set the frequency system for your area.
To set the frequency:
1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the Frequency option.
Press the scroll wheel inwards to display the submenu.
3.
Use the scroll to select 50 Hz or 60 Hz. Press the scroll
wheel inwards to confirm.
4.5.9
Date/time
See section 2.5.1 “Setting the date and time”.
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5 Installing the software
Read this section to learn how to install the software for the camera.
5.1 Presto! Video Works
Presto! Video Works is an advanced software application for
editing video.
To install Presto! Video Works:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use
Windows Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in
the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Presto! Video Works 6 can be found in the
help files when the application is started.
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5.2 Presto! Mr. Photo
Presto! Mr. Photo is an advanced photo editing software
application.
To install Presto! Mr. Photo:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use
Windows Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in
the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Presto! Mr. Photo can be found in the help
files when the application is started.
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5.3 Quick Time
Quick Time is an easy-to-use application for playing the video clips
stored in the camera or on the SD/MMC card.
To install the Quick Time:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-Rom doesn’t automatically boot, use Window
Explore to execute the InstalMgr.exe file in the root
directory.
The following screen is displayed:
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Quick Time can be found in the help files
when the application is started.
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Appendix
Specifications
(Design and specifications subject to change without prior notice)
General
Imaging
sensor
1/2.5” CMOS 5.0 Megapixel sensor
Active pixels
5.0 Megapixel
Storage media Built-in 128 MB flash memory (approx.
100 MB available for image storage)
SD Card, SDHC compatible (up to SDHC
8GB Class 6)
Sensor
sensitivity
Auto
Color effects
Color/B&W/Sepia
Lens
Fixed lens
Wide: F/3.2, f=7.5mm
Focus range
Normal: 1.5m~infinity
Macro: 14~15cm
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General
Still image
Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF
Resolution: 3M, 5M, 8M (Firmware
interpolation)
Movie clips
Format: H.264 (MOV)
Resolution: QVGA (30 fps), WVGA (30
fps), HD 720P
Zoom
Movie: Digital Zoom 3X
Camera: Digital Zoom 3X
Still Image Playback: Digital Zoom 8X
(max.)
Audio Video
Yes
TFT Monitor
2.5” TFT (480 x 240 pixels)
LED Light
< 1.0 m range
Movie: On / Off
Camera: On / Off
White balance Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/
Fluorescent
-2.0 EV~+2.0 EV
EV
compensation
Self-timer
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Off, 5, 10 seconds
General
PC interface
MSDC: USB 2.0 (high speed)
TV out format NTSC/PAL / HDMI
Shutter
Electronic shutter
1~1/2000 second
Auto power
off
Off, 1 min., 5 min.
Power supply Li-ion Battery NP-40 or
4 x “AAA” (Alkaline / Ni-cd / Ni-MH)
Dimension
110.5 (D) x 67.5 (H) x 41 (W) mm
Weight
Approx. 227 (without batteries)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Cannot turn on
the video
camera.
The batteries are
not inserted
correctly.
• Insert the
batteries
correctly. (See
2.2 Inserting the
batteries.)
The batteries
have no power.
• Replace the
batteries
The camera
suddenly turns
off.
The captured
image is not
stored in
memory.
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The auto power off • Turn the power
function was
on again.
enabled.
• Replace the
The camera is
batteries.
running out of
battery power.
Before the image
is saved the
power has been
cut off.
When the battery
indicator turns red,
replace the
batteries
immediately.
The camera
turns off when
capturing
image using
self-timer.
The camera is
running out of
battery power.
• Replace the
batteries.
The image is
out of focus.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
• Please take a
picture within
the available
focus range and
choose normal
or macro mode.
(See 3.2.2 Using
the macro
function).
Memory card
cannot be
used.
The memory
card is protected.
• Unlock the
memory card.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
cameras.
Format the
memory card. (See
4.5.5 Format.)
Before formatting
the card, ensure
you back up the
files.
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All buttons are
inactive.
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Short circuit
• Remove the
occurred when
batteries from the
connecting the
camera and insert
camera with other
again.
devices.
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