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EPSON PhotoPC 750Z
shutter button
camera dial
top view
front view
Camera Specifications
connector cover
memory card cover tripod socket
Physical Dimensions
battery cover lock
5.41 inches (137.5 mm)
3.01 inches (76.4 mm)
2.43 inches (61.8 mm)
10.9 oz (310 g), without batteries
Safety Specifications
Conforms to FCC specifications.
FCC Declaration of Conformity on file.
bottom view
viewfinder and
status light
display panel
camera dial
Optional AC adapter (B867038)
dial lock
Includes 4 AA rechargeable NiMH
batteries and pocket-size charger. Also
accepts 4 AA batteries (single-use
alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable
NiCad; do not use manganese).
Battery Life
Approximately 1000 pictures can be
taken before the standard NiMH
batteries need recharging (without
the LCD screen or flash).
Solar Assist
screen switch
hand strap holder
back view
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Product type
1.25 megapixel CCD (charged coupled
device) still frame auto focus camera
Image size
1280 × 960 pixels (fine and super fine)
640 × 480 pixels (standard)
1280 × 480 pixels (fine panorama and
super fine panorama)
1600 × 1200 pixels* (HyPict)
1600 × 600 pixels* (HyPict panorama)
f = 5.2 mm to 15.6 mm (equivalent to a
34 mm to 102 mm lens on a 35 mm
camera) f 2.8 ~ 4.7
Focus range
31.5 inches (80 cm) to infinity
(normal mode)
8 inches to 31.5 inches (20 cm to
80 cm) (macro mode)
LCD screen
2-inch active matrix TFT color LCD
(11 million pixels)
Lit by fluorescent light or sunlight
Bit depth
16 million colors, 24-bit
7 elements in 7-group construction
Equivalent to ISO 90/180/360
3× optical zoom (equivalent to a 34 mm
to 102 mm optical zoom lens on a
35 mm camera)
Exposure control
Program auto exposure
Manual adjustment (–2 to +2)
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed white balance (5200°K)
User-defined white balance
Electric iris with mechanical shutter,
1/2 second to 1/750 second (flash off
CCD sensor
1/2.7 inch color area CCD (1,300,000
Serial interface
8-pin mini-DIN (to camera)
RS-232C-compatible (to computer)
Up to 230.4 Kbps with high-speed serial
Video out
NTSC standard
Internal memory
4MB flash memory
1/30 second to 1/750 second (auto flash
and forced flash modes)
Expansion memory 8MB Lexar Media™ CompactFlash™
memory card (included)
Also accepts optional 4MB to 64MB
memory cards (available from Lexar
Media and SanDisk®)
Real-image optical, with centering
crosshair and edge border (view range
over 80%)
F2.8, F8
Automatic luminance control flash
Flash modes
Forced flash, automatic, flash off, and
slow synchronized flash (enabled
through LCD menus)
Flash range:
Operating: 41 to 95°F
(5 to 35°C)
Non-operating: –4 to 140°F
(–20 to 60°C)
Operating: 30 to 80%
Non-operating: 10 to 80%
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Sensitivity setting
Normal distance
3× zoom
Std. (ISO 90)
31.5 in to 9.2 ft
(0.8 to 2.8 m)
31.5 in to 5.2 ft
(0.8 to 1.6 m)
Med. (ISO 180)
31.5 in to 12.8 ft
(0.8 to 3.9 m)
31.5 in to 7.2 ft
(0.8 to 2.2 m)
High (ISO 360)
31.5 in to 18.4 ft
(0.8 to 5.6 m)
31.5 in to 10.5 ft
(0.8 to 3.2 m)
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Camera Picture Capacity (average)
Optional AC Adapter Specifications
Physical Dimensions
Image mode
8MB card
Fine/Monochrome Fine
Monochrome SuperFine
HyPict/Monochrome HyPict
1.97 inches (50 mm)
1.18 inches (30 mm)
1.85 inches (47 mm) including pins
3.74 inches (95 mm)
Safety Specifications
*Without Direct Print software installed.
Battery Charger Specifications
Physical Dimensions
3.0 inches (76 mm)
4.25 inches (108 mm)
0.87 inches (22 mm)
Approximately 3.9 oz (110 g)
Model number
Product code
7 V DC/2.0A
110 to 120 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
Safety Specifications
Box Contents
❏ PhotoPC 750Z camera, lens cover, handstrap, and case
❏ Getting Started and User’s Guide
❏ 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries and battery charger
Model number
❏ Serial cable for PC
120 V AC, 60 Hz
❏ Serial cable for Macintosh® and Direct Print
1.2 V DC/650 mA × 4
Charging time
Approximately 160 minutes
❏ 8MB Lexar Media CompactFlash card
❏ Software on CD-ROM: Sierra Imaging® Image Expert™
with diskette creation utility, EPSON Photo!2™ application
and TWAIN driver, EPSON Photo File Uploader, EPSON
Photo!2 Program Uploader, Direct Print program (upload
onto camera), Image Expert CE (trial version)
Power consumption Approximately 8 W
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
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Follow these steps to charge your batteries for the first time:
Minimum System Requirements
486 or higher
Power PC™ or higher
1. Lift up the cover of the charger and insert all four batteries,
positioning the + and – ends as shown. Then close the cover
At least 16MB
At least 16MB
Serial port with standard
RS-232C interface (19,200
bps, or higher)
Standard Macintosh
modem/printer port
(19,200 bps, or higher)
× 480, 256 colors
640 × 480, 256 colors
Hard drive
At least 40MB
At least 40MB
System Software
Version 7.1 or later
(System 7.5 or later
required to access
CompactFlash card
memory directly from
the Macintosh)
Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT 3.51 or
Windows NT 4.0 (Service
Pack 3)
2. Turn the charger over and flip the two prongs out of their
Using Batteries
PhotoPC 750Z comes with four rechargeable NiMH batteries
and a charger.
Charging Batteries
It’s important to make sure your batteries are fully charged, so
they will last as long as possible before they need recharging.
Shock hazard. Make sure you use the charger only with EPSON
rechargeable NiMH batteries (model EU-24). To avoid the danger of
leakage or explosion, do not place any other batteries in the charger.
Read all safety and handling instructions before using the charger.
3. Plug the charger into an electrical outlet. Both lights turn
red, indicating that the charger is working. When the
batteries are fully charged, after about two and a half hours,
the lights go off.
Note the following when charging batteries:
The charger lights flash to indicate changes in battery
temperature and voltage. If the lights continue to flash for more
than half an hour, the batteries may be damaged or worn out, and
should be replaced. Unplug the charger if the batteries are not
fully charged after four hours.
❏ Do not insert batteries backwards.
❏ Do not open the cover while batteries are charging.
❏ Do not use near water or handle with wet hands. For indoor
use only.
❏ Do not use within reach of children.
4. Now charge your batteries again by opening and then
closing the charger. The second charge should take about
two and a half hours.
❏ Do not charge the batteries using an electrical outlet on an
5. Charge the batteries a third time by opening and closing the
charger again. This charge should take about 20 minutes.
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4. Insert all four batteries into the compartment, positioning
the + and – ends as shown:
6. After you have charged the batteries three times and both
lights are off, unplug the charger. To avoid overcharging,
don’t leave the charger plugged in for long periods of time
after the lights go off.
7. Wait one hour until the batteries cool before removing
them from the charger.
8. Before storing the charger, press down on the prongs to lock
the plug into place.
(For subsequent charges of your NiMH rechargeable batteries,
follow steps 1 through 3, then unplug your charger and follow
steps 7 and 8 above.)
Be sure to always charge the batteries completely to make
them last as long as possible. They can be recharged hundreds
of times, so do not dispose of them until they are worn out.
Keep the charger terminals clean by wiping them with a dry cloth.
Make sure you charge all four batteries before you use them. If you
find that your batteries run out faster after you recharge them a few
times, make sure you discharge them completely before recharging.
If this doesn’t help, replace the batteries.
5. Close the battery cover and hold it down while sliding the
battery cover lock from Open to Lock.
Installing Batteries
Handling Batteries
Before you install the batteries, make sure the camera dial is
turned Off. Then follow these steps:
If you forget to charge your NiMH rechargeable batteries or
they need to be replaced, the camera can also accept the
1. Turn the camera upside down with the LCD screen facing
away from you.
❏ Rechargeable AA NiCad batteries
❏ Single-use AA alkaline batteries (Panasonic® brand
2. Slide the battery cover lock from Lock to Open .
❏ Single-use AA lithium batteries (longer life) Energizer®
brand recommended
To avoid the danger of fire or explosion, do not mix different types of
batteries. Replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not allow
the battery contacts to touch metal objects such as coins or keys,
which could short out the battery’s circuits. Charge your NiMH
batteries only with the EPSON NiMH battery charger (Model EU-24).
Do not put in fire or water, drop or apply pressure, disassemble,
short-circuit, or apply heat. Keep away from small children. If battery
acid gets into your eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse the
affected area well with water and seek medical treatment. If a battery
is swallowed, seek medical treatment immediately.
3. Lift the cover up and away from the camera.
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Slow Synchronized Flash
Using the Display Panel
You can turn on this option in the LCD menus. Use this
mode to light up the background as well as your subject when
taking pictures at night. This option causes the aperture to
stay open longer, allowing more light to enter the camera.
The display panel shows the camera’s current settings, the
status of your batteries (when power is low), and the number
of pictures remaining.
Image Quality and Color Mode
PhotoPC 750Z has several image quality (resolution) settings:
four for color pictures and three for black and white pictures.
low battery
Produces color images at 640 × 480 pixels. The camera
and card hold approximately 178 pictures, but the image
size is smaller and includes less detail when enlarged.
flash mode
Checking the Battery
When your battery power is almost out, the low
battery icon appears on the display panel. The icon
flashes when your battery power is completely out.
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels with
moderate compression. Your pictures include ample
detail, and the camera and included 8MB memory card hold
around 54 pictures.
To save battery power, the camera shuts off automatically after
60 seconds. To turn the camera back on, press the shutter
button all the way down or turn the camera dial to Off and
then back to On or View.
Super Fine
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels with low
compression. Your pictures include greater detail, and
the camera and card hold approximately 26 pictures.
With less compression, Super Fine images are better for
Press the flash button to cycle through the first three flash
settings. The slow synchronized flash mode can be enabled in
the LCD menus. An icon for each setting appears on the
display panel as shown below:
Produces color images at 1600 × 1200 pixels
(interpolated) with low compression. Your pictures
include excellent detail and the camera and card hold
approximately 16 pictures. These images are best for enlarging
8” × 10” prints.
The flash goes off automatically whenever it’s needed
for adequate lighting (factory setting).
Monochrome Fine
Flash Off
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960 pixels
with moderate compression. Your pictures include
ample detail, and the camera and card hold approximately
54 pictures.
The flash is disabled, even when adequate lighting is
not available. Use this setting for special effects, where
flash photography is prohibited, or for macro mode
Monochrome Super Fine
Forced Flash
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960
pixels with low compression. Your pictures include
greater detail, and the camera and card hold
approximately 26 pictures. With less compression, Super Fine
images are better for enlarging.
The flash goes off with every picture you take. Use this
setting to compensate for backlighting; for example,
when you are facing a light source.
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Software Menu (print directly from the camera
or remove the Direct Print program)
Monochrome HyPict
Produces black and white images at 1600 × 1200
pixels (interpolated) with low compression. Your
pictures include excellent detail and the camera and
card hold approximately 16 pictures. These images are best for
enlarging 8” × 10” prints.
Language (select language for LCD display and
Playing Pictures on TV
View Mode LCD Menus
You can display your pictures on a regular television or VCR
by using the video cable that came with your PhotoPC 750Z.
Conditions (use continuous shooting and
advanced photo settings)
You can videotape your pictures to share them without using a
computer. After you connect the camera, make sure you have a blank
videotape, then press the Record button on your VCR and set the
camera’s LCD screen to Slide Show.
Settings (change the date, time, beep, power
setting, and LCD brightness)
Information (turn off the display of information
on previewed pictures)
1. Make sure the camera and TV (and VCR) are turned off.
2. Open the camera’s connector cover and connect the black
end of the video cable to the VIDEO OUT port as shown:
Playback Mode LCD Menus
Settings (date, time, beep, LCD brightness, and
power-save mode).
3. Connect the yellow end of the cable to the VIDEO IN port
on the television or VCR:
Information (turn off the display of information
on played-back pictures)
Playback Mode (one at a time or groups of
9 images)
Magnification (zoom in on a picture and view it
in sections)
Photo Control (erase, lock, display memory
information, or work with flash memory cards)
Slide Show (play back pictures automatically)
4. Turn on the TV (and VCR) and switch to the correct video
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5. Turn the camera dial to Play. The last picture you took
appears on the TV screen. You can use all of the camera’s
playback features when your pictures are displayed on TV.
4. Line up the arrow (flat side) of the cable connector with the
mark on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the connector.
Using the Camera for Presentations
You can connect your camera to a multimedia projector or
television and show not just photos, but also text and graphics.
The EPSON Photo File Uploader lets you transfer images
from your computer to your camera. Anything you can
display on your computer screen can be captured, converted,
and uploaded. You can create and show a presentation
without printing overhead transparencies or slides, and
without a laptop computer.
5. Turn on the camera and your computer system.
Connecting to a Macintosh
Before you start, turn off the camera and your Macintosh.
Then follow these steps:
Getting Pictures into Your Computer
When you’re finished taking pictures, you can connect the
camera to your computer and transfer the images.
1. Locate the modem port
or printer port
on the
back of your Macintosh. You can use either port to connect
the camera.
Connecting to a Windows PC
Before you start, turn off the camera and your computer.
Then follow these steps:
If you are sharing a serial port that you use for another device,
make sure AppleTalk™ is turned off. Your Macintosh may not
recognize the camera if AppleTalk is on.
1. Locate a serial port on the back of your computer.
2. Line up the serial connector on the cable with one of the
serial ports on your computer, and insert the connector.
Then tighten the screws.
2. Line up the arrow on the cable connector with the port icon
on your Macintosh. Then insert the connector.
3. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
3. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
4. Line up the arrow (flat side) of the cable connector with the
mark on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the connector.
5. Turn on the camera and your Macintosh system.
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Your pictures are stored in the card’s memory instead of the
camera’s internal memory. If the card’s memory is full, you
can remove it and take pictures with the internal memory.
Using the CompactFlash Memory Card
Your camera comes with an 8MB CompactFlash memory card
that increases the number of pictures you can take at one time.
You can also purchase additional memory cards (4MB to
64MB), from leading suppliers like Lexar Media and SanDisk.
See Appendix A in your User’s Guide for more information.
Format the card before you use it to store pictures. See Getting
Started or your User’s Guide for instructions.
Removing a Memory Card
When a memory card is installed, you may notice a delay between
the time you press the shutter button and when the camera beeps.
To avoid blurring your image, hold the camera still until it beeps.
Make sure the camera is turned off. Then follow these steps:
1. Turn your camera over so its LCD screen is facing up and
the bottom is facing you.
The camera holds the following numbers of pictures in each
image quality mode:
Camera’s 4MB
8MB Lexar
Media memory
Total for internal
memory and
8MB card
Super Fine
2. Flip the memory card cover open.
3. Press the Eject button, then pull the card the rest of the way
out by hand.
Installing a Memory Card
Before you start, make sure the camera is turned off.
Never remove the card while the camera is accessing it. Otherwise,
data in the card may be lost or damaged. Avoid using or storing the
card in dusty places, in direct sunlight, or in places that are extremely
hot or humid.
1. Turn your camera over so its LCD screen is facing up and
the bottom is facing you and flip the memory card cover
open, as shown.
Using a PCMCIA Adapter
Follow these steps to use an adapter:
1. Insert the memory card all the way into the adapter, as
shown below:
2. Insert your memory card and slide it all the way into the
2. Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II PCMCIA
3. Close the memory card cover.
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❏ If the LCD screen gets fingerprints or smudges on it, use a
soft, damp cloth to lightly wipe the screen.
Printing Directly from the Camera
Your PhotoPC 750Z lets you print directly to any of the
following ink jet printers with the Direct Print software
included on your CD-ROM:
Storing the Camera
❏ Keep the lens cover on and store the camera in a carrying
case or bag when you’re not using it.
❏ EPSON Stylus® Photo
❏ When the camera is not used for long periods of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low temperature in
a dry location. This prevents camera damage from battery
leaks or corrosion.
❏ EPSON Stylus Photo 700
❏ EPSON Stylus Photo EX
❏ EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
❏ EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
Do not store the camera in the following locations:
❏ EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
❏ Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, for example, on
a car dashboard
❏ EPSON Stylus COLOR 740
❏ Near bright sources of light or high humidity
You can print with EPSON ink jet media, including coated or
glossy paper, glossy film, ink jet cards, and photo stickers.
Direct Print allows you to print in various layouts, including
the following:
❏ Near heat sources or in a closed car or trunk
❏ In areas of excessive dirt or dust
❏ Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or magnetic
❏ Full size or 5 × 7 images
❏ Cards
❏ Album images
❏ Stickers
❏ Contact prints
Camera: 1 year
Just upload the Direct Print software from your PhotoPC
750Z CD-ROM to your camera with the EPSON Photo
Program Uploader, then connect to your printer to use the
Direct Print program. See your User’s Guide for instructions.
Batteries and charger: 90 days
Related Documentation and Accessories
EPSON PhotoPC 750Z User’s Guide
EPSON PhotoPC 750Z Getting Started
Cleaning the Camera and Battery Charger
Accessories for the PhotoPC 750Z
❏ Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the camera free of dust.
❏ Use a damp cloth to clean the battery charger.
❏ Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Don’t use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
AC Adapter
NiMH Power Pack
NiMH Batteries
You can purchase manuals and accessories from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766. In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. Or, visit our website at (U.S. sales only).
❏ Unplug the battery charger before cleaning.
❏ Keep the battery charger terminals clean by wiping them
with a dry cloth.
❏ To clean the lens, first blow off any loose dust or dirt. Then
breathe on the lens and wipe off all moisture with a soft,
lint-free cloth or lens cleaning tissue. To avoid scratching
the lens, don’t press too hard.
❏ If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth.
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