This manual will guide you through using the camera, including capturing images, downloading images and using the application software. Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera. Figures (Images) used for the manual are based on model Digimax 530.
Instructions Use this camera in the following order Set up the camera driver Take a picture Insert the USB cable Check the camera’s power Check [Removable Disk] If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to your PC, the images could be damaged.
READY Getting to know your camera About the icons Danger Warning Caution An FCC warning This digital camera can be used for Manufacturer's contents Identification of features Front & Top Back & Bottom Side/ 5-function button Mode dial Connecting to a Power Source Using the AC power adapter (3.3V 2.0A)
Contents Voice memo / Up button Play & Pause/ Down button LEFT/ RIGHT/ MENU/ OK button LCD button Delete button Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Starting the slide show Protecting images Deleting all images Copy to card DPOF : STANDARD DPOF : INDEX SETUP...
Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid disappointment. Samsung camera takes no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from camera malfunction.
Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Center. Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion.
Increase distance between the camera and the affected device. Use a different socket away from the affected device. Please contact a Samsung agent or a radio/TV engineer. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for...
This digital camera can be used for Printing images using a dedicated printer, DPOF-compatible printer or DPOF-equipped photo lab. (refer to page 56) Downloading image files from camera to computer. (refer to page 82) Viewing images on a TV. (refer to page 64) Editing images on a PC.
This digital camera can be used for Creation of a digital photo album. Recording your voice. (refer to page 23) You can even create your own unique gift wrap paper by using your digital images. Taking a favourite image and creating your own personalized calendar with it.
Manufacturer's contents Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. marked contents are optional. Digital Camera Pouch A/V cable USB cable Camera strap User manual Product warranty Software CD SD memory card AC adapter 2 AA Alkaline CR-V3 battery (SAC-32, DC 3.3V)
Identification of features Front & Top Shutter button Mode dial Flash Self-timer lamp Back & Bottom Power switch Flash status lamp(Red) Autofocus lamp(Green) Viewfinder LCD button +&-/ DELETE button Play mode button LCD monitor * When using the digital zoom to take a picture, the composition of the picture may be different depending on whether you are using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
Memory card slot Mode dial You can select the desired working mode by using the mode dial located on the top of the camera. This digital camera has 7 recording modes. These are listed below. AUTO mode APERTURE PRIORITY mode...
Identification of features SHUTTER PRIORITY mode MANUAL mode VOICE RECORDING mode MOVIE CLIP mode NIGHT SCENE mode Set the shutter speed for automatic exposure depends on the brightness of the object by automatic aperture value setting in the camera. The user can manually set both the aperture value and the shutter speed.
There are two ways in which to provide the camera with power. You can use batteries or alternatively, you can use an AC(100 ~ 250V) Adapter (DC 3.3V 2.0A). We recommend using batteries for a digital camera (Within a year from the date of manufacture) and rechargeable Ni-MH battery (over 1600mAh). The batteries are listed below.
Connecting to a Power Source INFORMATION Important information about battery usage It is easy to buy alkaline batteries. However, the duration for using batteries varies in accordance with the battery manufacturer or the photographic conditions. When the camera is not used, turn off the camera power. Do not recharge the non rechargeable batteries.
Connecting to a Power Source : If the camera does not turn on after you have inserted batteries, Using the batteries please check whether the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity(+ and-). 1. Open the battery chamber cover by pushing in the direction of the arrow.
During and after periods of extended use, you may notice that the memory card is warm. This is perfectly normal. Do not use a memory card that is used in another digital camera or memory card reader. Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or memory card reader.
Instructions on how to use the memory card INFORMATION If you open the battery chamber cover when the camera power is turned on, the power will turn off automatically. Don't remove the memory card when the auto focus lamp(Green) is blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card.
Inserting the memory card 1. Slide the power switch to turn the power off. Open the battery chamber cover while pushing it in the direction of the arrow. 2. Have the front of the memory card facing toward the front of the camera (lens) and the card pins toward the back of the camera (LCD monitor), and then push the memory card into the card slot until you hear a click.
LCD monitor indicator The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions and selections. Description Battery Recording mode Camera shake warning Flash Self-timer Macro White Balance Metering Exposure compensation Voice memo Date/ Time Card inserted indicator [ Image & Full Status ] Icons 2004/05/01 01:00 (AUTO, 100, 200, 400)
LCD monitor indicator Sharpness Image quality Image size/ Continuous shot Number of available shots remaining Remaining time (Movie clip/ Voice recording) Optical/ Digital Zoom rate Auto focus frame Starting the recording mode If the memory card is inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the memory card.
Starting the recording mode How to use the APERTURE PRIORITY mode ( Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 5. Select the APERTURE PRIORITY mode by rotating the mode dial. 6. While pressing the +/- button, select the desired aperture value by pressing the UP/ DOWN button.
Starting the recording mode How to use the MANUAL mode ( Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 5. Select the MANUAL mode by rotating the mode dial. 6. While pressing the +/- button, select the desired shutter speed by pressing the UP/ DOWN button, and select the desired aperture value by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button.
Starting the recording mode How to use the MOVIE CLIP mode ( Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 5. Select the MOVIE CLIP mode by rotating the mode dial. 6. The MOVIE CLIP mode icon and available recording time will display on the LCD monitor.
Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Pressing the shutter button down half way Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery charge. (See page 26) Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture. [ Lightly press the shutter button ] The available recording time may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.
Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera The RECORDING(AUTO, APERTURE PRIORITY, SHUTTER PRIORITY, MANUAL, VOICE RECORDING, MOVIE CLIP, NIGHT SCENE) mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons. POWER switch Used for turning the camera’s power on / off. Slide the power switch to turn the power on.
ZOOM W/T button This camera has a 3X optical zoom and a 4X digital zoom function. Using both will offer a total zoom ratio of 12X. TELE Zoom Optical zoom TELE : Pressing the ZOOM T button. This will zoom into the subject i.e. the subject will appear nearer.
ZOOM W/T button INFORMATION To use the digital zoom the LCD monitor has to be turned on. Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place. Digital Zoom will not work in Movie clip and Night Scene mode.
Voice memo( 3. Press the shutter button and take a picture. The picture is stored on the memory card. 4. Voice memo will be recorded for 10 seconds from the moment the picture is stored. In the middle of the sound recording, pressing the shutter button will stop the voice memo. INFORMATION A distance of 40cm between you and the camera (microphone) is the best distance to record sound.
Macro ( ) / Down button (Focusing) Selecting the focus mode Pressing the Macro button will change the focus mode as shown below. [ Autofocus(default) ] Pressing the macro button [ Macro ] Pressing the macro button for over 1 second [ Fixed focus(Infinity) ] Pressing the macro Pressing the...
Focus lock To focus on the subject positioned outside of the center, use the focus lock function. Using the Focus Lock 1. Ensure the subject in the center of the autofocus frame. 2. Press the SHUTTER button halfway. When the auto focus frame turns to green, it means the camera is focused on the subject.
FLASH ( ) / LEFT button INFORMATION Using the flash frequently will reduce the life of the batteries. Under normal operating conditions the charging time for the flash is normally within 8 seconds. If the batteries are weak, the charging time will be longer. During the continuous shot, movie clip mode, the flash function will not operate.
Self-timer ( When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the RIGHT button makes the cursor shift to the next page or the sub menu. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT button operates as the Self- timer button.
MENU/ OK button If the menu is displayed, use the 5-Function buttons to change the data values and for your changes to be accepted. If the menu is not displayed, press the MENU/OK button to display a menu for the current camera mode on the LCD monitor.
+/- button You can use the +/- button to adjust the values for the exposure compensation, aperture value and shutter speed. Main menu Exposure compensation Aperture value Shutter speed Exposure compensation : This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the ambient lighting conditions.
+/- button Shutter speed : Set the shutter speed for automatic exposure depends on the brightness of the object by automatic aperture value setting in the camera. Selecting the shutter speed 1. Rotate the MODE DIAL to select the SHUTTER PRIORITY mode.
Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings You can use the menu on the LCD monitor to set up recording functions. In any mode with the exception of VOICE RECORDING mode, pressing the MENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor. INFORMATION The menu will not be displayed on the LCD monitor in the following circumstances: - When another button is being operated.
Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings Main menu DAYLIGHT W.BALANCE FLUORESCENT TUNGSTEN EFFECT * Menus are subject to change without prior notice. How to use the menu 1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears. However, there is no menu for Voice Recording mode ( 2.
Size You can select the image size appropriate for your application. Mode STILL IMAGE mode Icon Size 2592X1944 2048X1536 1600X1200 1280X960 STILL IMAGE 1/2 SIZE 2592 1944 2048 1536 1600 1200 1280 960 640 480 BACK: [ AUTO mode ] INFORMATION The higher the resolution, the lower the number of available shots will be because high resolution images require more memory than lower resolution images.
Metering If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you can change the metering method to take brighter pictures. MULTI ( : Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be biased towards the centre of the image area.
Shooting Size and Quality to the Number of Continuous Shooting Images (based on the 32MB internal memory, Unit : shot) SUPER FINE 0.3M INFORMATION High resolution and picture quality increases file saving time, which increases stand-by time. To take continuous shots, the number of available shots must be more than 2 because the minimum numbers of continuous shots permitted are 2.
You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures. The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. [AUTO] : The camera's sensitivity is automatically changed by variables such as lighting value or subject brightness. [100, 200, 400] : You can increase the shutter speed while the same amount of light is present, by increasing the ISO...
Effect By using the camera’s digital processor, it is possible to add special effects to your images. STILL IMAGE 2/2 EFFECT NORMAL B & W SEPIA BACK: [ AUTO mode ] NORMAL : No effect is added to the image. B &...
Starting play mode Turn the camera on and select Play mode by pressing the play mode button ( The camera can now play back the images stored in the memory. If the memory card is inserted in the camera, images stored in the memory card are displayed. If the memory card is not inserted in the camera, images stored in the internal memory are displayed.
Starting play mode Playing back a movie clip Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still image. 3. Select the recorded movie clip that you want to play back by using the LEFT/RIGHT button. If you select a movie clip, the movie clip indicator ( LCD monitor.
LCD monitor indicator The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting conditions. Description Battery Play mode File Type Voice memo Protect indicator DPOF indicator Memory card indicator Stored image number If you press the LCD button, you can check the following recording information: SIZE : 2592X1944 ISO : 100 TV : 1/30...
Utilizzare i pulsanti per regolare la fotocamera Nella modalità Riproduzione, è possibile utilizzare i pulsanti presenti sulla fotocamera per impostare le funzioni della modalità Riproduzione in modo appropriato. Pulsante Miniatura ( È possibile visualizzare contemporaneamente fino a 9 immagini, nonché ingrandire l'immagine selezionata.
Voice ( ) memo / Up button While the menu is showing, press the UP button to move up the menu cursor or change the sub menu value. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the voice memo button.
Play & Pause ( In Play mode, the play & pause/ down button works as follows: - While the menu is showing, press the DOWN button to move down the menu cursor or change the sub menu value. - If a still image with a voice memo, a voice file, or a movie clip is playing In Stop mode : Plays a still image with a voice memo, a voice file, or a movie clip.
LCD( )button The shooting information will be displayed on the LCD monitor. The last image stored in the memory is displayed on the LCD monitor by pressing the play mode button. Pressing the LCD button in the PLAY mode will change the display as shown below.
Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor PLAY mode functions can be changed by using the LCD monitor. In the PLAY mode, pressing the MENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor.The menus you can set up in Play mode are as follows.
Starting the slide show Images can be displayed continuously at pre-set intervals. You can view the slide show by connecting the camera to an external monitor. Configure the interval for the slide show : Configure the length of time to display each picture in the slide show.
Protecting images This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased (LOCK). It also unprotects images that have been previously protected (UNLOCK). Protecting Images 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [PROTECT] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
Deleting all images Of all the files stored in the memory, the unprotected files in the DCIM subfolder will be deleted. Deleting all images 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [DELETE ALL] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
Copy to card This enables you to copy image files to the memory card. Copy to card 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [COPY TO CARD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button. 3.
DPOF : STANDARD DPOF DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. Select the pictures to be printed and how many prints to make. (Print quantity : OFF, 1 ~ 30 ) The DPOF indicator will display on the LCD monitor when an image that has DPOF information plays back.
DPOF : INDEX Images (except for movie clips and voice file) are printed as index type. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [PLAY[DPOF] 2/2] menu by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button. 3. Select the [INDEX] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
Setup menu In this mode, you can set up basic settings. The items indicated by Main menu FORMAT FILE NAME POWER OFF OFF,01 ~ 03 ~ 05MIN LANGUAGE DATE SETUP IMPRINT DATE&TIME DATE TYPE USER SET SOUND +3~ NORMAL ~-3 VIDEO OUT QUICK VIEW OFF, 01SEC ~ 03SEC...
Formatting a memory card This is used for formatting the memory. If you run [FORMAT] on the memory, all images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important images to your PC before formatting the memory. If the memory card is not inserted, the internal memory will be formatted. Formatting a Memory Card 1.
File name INFORMATION The first stored folder name is 100SSCAM, and the first file name is S5300001. Whenever you store an image, the file number is increased by 1. The file numbers are named from S5300001 to S5309999 automatically, 9999 files will be stored in a folder.
Language There is a choice of languages that can be displayed on the LCD monitor. Even if the batteries or AC adapter are removed and inserted again, the language setting will be preserved. Setting Language 1. Rotate the mode dial to SETUP mode and the [SETUP 1/3] menu will display.
Imprinting the recording date There is an option to include DATE/TIME on still images. Date Imprinting 1. Rotate the mode dial to SETUP mode and the [SETUP 1/3] menu will display. 2. Select the [SETUP 2/3] menu by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button.
Custom user settings This menu allows you to save the changed camera settings. When the camera is turned on, the saved camera menu will be adopted.(Effect, Exposure, ISO, White Balance only) 1. Rotate the mode dial to SETUP mode and the [SETUP 1/3] menu will display.
LCD brightness You can adjust the LCD brightness. Adjusting LCD Brightness 1. Rotate the mode dial to SETUP mode and the [SETUP 1/3] menu will display. 2. Select the [SETUP 3/3] menu by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button. 3. Select the [LCD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
Selecting Video out type INFORMATION NTSC : U.S.A, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico. : Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, U.K., Holland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Norway. When using a TV as an external monitor, you will need to select the external or AV channel of the TV.
- Pay attention not to get fingerprints or foreign substances on the surface of the lens. If the digital camera is not used for a long period, an electric discharge can occur. It is a good idea to remove the batteries and the memory card if you do not intend using the camera for...
Important notes If the camera is exposed to an electronic interference, it will turn itself off to protect the memory card. Camera Maintenance - Use a soft brush (available from photo stores) to gently clean the lens and LCD assemblies. If this does not work, lens-cleaning paper with lens cleaning fluid can be used.
Warning indicator There are several warnings that may appear on the LCD display Warning indicator There is insufficient memory capacity to CARD FULL ! take an image. When taking pictures in dark places. LOW LIGHT ! CARD The memory card is locked LOCKED ! There are no images stored on the NO IMAGE !
Before contacting a service center Please check the following Symptom The camera - There is low battery capacity doesn’t switch on - An AC Power Adapter is not connected The camera - The batteries are exhausted power ceases - The Camera is turned off automatically. whilst in use - The Adapter plug is not connected securely - The Camera is being used in low...
Before contacting a service center Symptom The camera buttons Camera malfunction do not operate A card error has occurred whi l e the memory card i s Incorrect memory card format i n the camera. Col o ur of i m age i s di f ferent White balance setting is incorrect.
Specifications Type Image Effective Pixels Sensor Total Pixels Focal Length F No. Lens Digital Zoom Optical Viewfinder Viewfinder LCD Monitor Type Focusing Range Type Shutter Speed Control Exposure Compensation ISO Equivalent Modes Flash Range Recharging Time Effect White Balance Voice Recording Still Image Shooting Movie Clip...
1M : Super fine 43, Fine 86, Normal 130 0.3M : Super fine 159, Fine 294, Normal 441 * These figures are measured by Internal memory based. * These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.
Using a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the manufacturer is not covered by the Samsung warranty. Before reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers and O/S (Operating Systems).
You should allow 5~10 seconds for running the automatic setup program according to the capability of the computer. If the frame does not show, run the [Windows Explorer] and select [Samsung.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root directory. Before connecting the camera to the PC, you should first install the camera driver.
INFORMATION Close other programs before installing the application software. Before installing the application software, disconnect the USB connection. You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet. http://www.samsungcamera.com : English http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean 1. Click the [Install] menu in the Autorun frame.
Setting up the application software 3. A window for which you can select application software will be displayed. Select the application program and click the [Install] button. Refer to page.74 for more information about the application program. INFORMATION If you select [Exit] at the step 3, the application program installation will be cancelled. 4.
Setting up the application software 7. A window will open, asking you to choose a folder to which program icons will be added. Click [Next >] button. If you want to add the program icons to a different folder, choose another folder, and then click [Next >] button.
Setting up the application software 12. A destination selection window will open. Click [Next >]. To copy to the files to another folder, click [Browse...] and choose a folder you want. 13. The [Select Components] window will appear. Click [Next >] button. 14.
Setting up the application software 16. To apply changes, you must restart the computer. Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now], and then click [OK]. 17. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable. 18.
2. Refer to FAQ (p.90) to check for a possible solution to the problem. 3. If your PC’s central processing unit is VIA chip (This is shown in the USB Host Controller), download the patch file from the Samsung Camera web page. (http://www.samsungcamera.com)
Starting PC Mode If you insert the USB cable into the USB connection terminal, the camera mode will change to the PC mode automatically. In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable. The LCD monitor is always turned off in PC mode. The auto focus lamp will blink when the files are transferring via the USB connection.
Starting PC Mode Downloading stored images You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print them or use a photo editing software to edit them. 1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable. 2.
Starting PC Mode 6. Press the right mouse button and a pop-up menu will open. Click [Paste]. 7. An image file is transferred from the camera to your PC. - By using [Digimax Viewer], you can see the stored images in the memory directly on the PC monitor and you can copy or move the image files.
1. Trace [Start Settings] and click [Control Panel]. 2. Double-click [Add/Remove programs]. 3. The [Add/Remove Programs Properties] window will open. Click [Digimax 530 5100] and click the [Add/Remove] button. 4. Uninstallation is complete. Click the [Finish] button and the window will disappear.
Removable Disk To use this camera as a Removable Disk, install (p.75) the USB Driver. 1. Before turning the camera power on, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. 2. Click [Removable Disk] under [My computer] or [Windows Explorer]. 3.
Select the [USB Mass Storage Device] and click the [Stop] button. 4. The [Stop a Hardware device] window will open. Select the [SAMSUNG Digimax 530 USB Device] and click the [OK] button. 5. A [Safe to Remove Hardware] window will open.
Removing the removable disk 6. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open. Click the [Close] button and the removable disk will be removed safely. 7. Unplug the USB cable. Setting up the USB Driver for MAC 1. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the software CD as MAC OS supports the camera driver.
Digimax Viewer 2.1 This software is only compatible with Windows. 1. To open Digimax Viewer, click the [Start Samsung Digimax Viewer 2.1 2.1 ] and Digimax Viewer 2.1 will then open. 2. If the [Auto Launch] option is selected, this program will be executed automatically with recognizing the camera.
Using PhotoImpression With PhotoImpression, you can edit or store still images that you downloaded from the camera. This software is only available in Windows version. To start the program, click [Start The following screen will appear. [ Command Button ] You can use PhotoImpression to perform the following tasks.
Using PhotoImpression Tool Bar Button Description Resize Layer Flip Layer Horizontally Undo Copy Delete Layer INFORMATION For detailed instruction on how to use PhotoImpression, please refer to the program's Help. Please check the following if the USB connection malfunctions. [Case 1] The camera power is off.
[Case 4] The camera is not recognized by your PC. Sometimes, the camera may appear under [Unknown Devices] in Device Manager. Install the camera driver correctly. Turn off the camera, remove the USB cable, plug in the USB cable again, and then turn on the camera.
[Case 9] When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start Panel (Performance and Maintenance) Manager), there are Unknown Devices or Other Devices entries with a yellow question mark(?) beside them or devices with an exclamation mark(!) beside them. Right-click on the entry with the question(?) or exclamation (!) mark and select "Remove".
Most problems will be solved with those remedies. If the movie clip doesn't play back continuously, install the JPEGCODE provided with the camera again. For more information, visit the SAMSUNG website(www.samsungcamera.com) and see the FAQ page. Run] and a window will open.