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VPC-S1275
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital Camera
12 Mega Pixels

Summary of Contents

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    VPC-S1275 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Digital Camera 12 Mega Pixels...

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    Table of Contents Preface ... i About this Manual ...i Copyright ... i Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance ... i Declaration of Conformity ...ii Trademark Recognition ...ii Safety and Handling Precautions ...ii Camera Information ...ii Battery Information ...ii Safety Instructions ...iii WARNING ...iii CAUTION ...

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    Camera Buttons ...4 Navigation Buttons ... 4 The Scene Button ... 7 Function Buttons ... 8 LCD screen ...10 Capture/Video Mode Display ... 10 Camera Setup ... 15 Attaching the Wrist Strap ...15 Inserting the Batteries ...15 Inserting an SD/SDHC Memory Card ...16 Turning On ...16 First Time Use ...17 Getting Started ...

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    AEB ... 26 M-Burst Interval ... 26 White Balance ... 26 ISO Speed ... 27 AE Metering ... 27 Color ... 28 Sharpness ... 28 Saturation ... 28 Contrast ... 29 Setup ... 29 Video Capture Menu ...29 Video Resolution ... 29 White Balance ...

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    Move ... 40 Transferring Photos/Videos to your PC ...41 Camera Settings ... 42 The Setup Menu ...42 LCD Brightness ... 42 File Number ... 42 Quick View ... 43 Continuous AF ... 43 Camera Sound ... 43 Power Saving ... 44 Auto Power Off ...

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    Preface About this Manual This manual is designed to assist you in using your new digital camera. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. Copyright This manual contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.

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    ii Preface Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undersired operation.

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    Safety Instructions Warnings Read and understand all WARNING Do not disassemble, change or repair the camera. This might cause fire or electric shock. For repair or internal inspection, ask the store of purchase. Do not use the camera in areas near water. This might cause fire or electric shock.

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    iv Preface Do not wrap the camera or place it in cloth or blankets. This might cause heat to build up and deform the case, resulting in fire. Use the camera in a well- ventilated place. Do not leave the camera in places where the temperature may rise significantly, such as inside a car.

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    The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.

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    Preface Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY Address: 21605 Plummer Street Chatsworth, California 91311 Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 13: Introduction, System Requirements, Package Contents, Main Features

    Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new digital camera. This manual provides step-by- step instructions on how to use your camera, and is intended for your reference only. System Requirements In order to get the most out of your camera, your computer must meet the following system requirements: •...

  • Page 14: Camera Views, Front View, Back View

    2 Introduction • Slideshow feature to review your pictures and movies • AV output to view your pictures and movies on your TV • USB port to transfer photos and movies to your PC Camera Views Front View Wrist strap loop Back View LCD screen Camera Views...

  • Page 15: Top View / Bottom View, Left / Right View, Led Indicators

    Top View / Bottom View Zoom lens Shutter button ON / OFF Power button Left / Right View Wrist strap loop LED Indicators LED Status Self-timer Red (blinking) (10 sec) Red (blinking) (2 sec) Introduction 3 Battery/SD card compartment Tripod mount Speaker PC/AV port Camera Status...

  • Page 16: Camera Buttons, Navigation Buttons

    4 Introduction Camera Buttons Navigation Buttons The 4-way navigation buttons and the OK button allow you to access the various options available from the On Screen Display (OSD) menu. You can configure a wide range of settings to ensure maximum results from your photos and videos. Icon Button ANTI-SHAKE...

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    Icon Button Function 1. Move up in the OSD menus 2. In Capture mode: UP/FLASH/ DELETE 3. In Playback mode: 4. In USB mode: 1. Move right in the OSD menus 2. In Capture mode: 3. In Video mode: RIGHT/ 4.

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    6 Introduction Icon Button DOWN/ SCREEN/ FACE DETECTION/ SMILE DETECTION Camera Buttons Function 1. Move down in the OSD menus 2. In Capture mode: • Press to scroll through histogram, face detection, smile detection, extra icons disappear and all icons turn back on LCD screen Note: Face and smile detection functions are not available in Sport, Landscape, Night Landscape,...

  • Page 19: The Scene Button

    Icon Button LEFT/MACRO The Scene Button The camera is equipped with a convenient SCENE button that takes you to the Scene Menu where you can scroll between different modes and choose different scene options. Use the LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN navigation buttons to scroll and use the OK button to select.

  • Page 20: Function Buttons

    8 Introduction Portrait Self Portrait Night Portrait Museum Snow Sunset Fireworks Beach Party Foliage Kids & Pets Copy Backlight Video Function Buttons Icon Button MENU Menu Playback Camera Buttons Scroll to Portrait mode. Scroll to Self Portraitmode. Scroll to Night Portrait mode. Scroll to Museum mode.

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    Icon Button Zoom in Zoom out Function In Capture mode: • Press to zoom in on subject to be taken In Playback mode: • Press to zoom in on saved photos In Capture mode: • Press to zoom out from the subject to be taken In Playback mode: •...

  • Page 22: Lcd Screen, Capture/video Mode Display

    10 Introduction LCD screen The high resolution 2.7” TFT LCD screen shows all important information regarding camera settings as well as the visual image for your photo or video. Use the SCENE button to switch between screen modes. Press the DOWN / SCREEN / FACE DETECTION / SMILE DETECTION display with histogram and without histogram, Face detection, Smile detection or a Simple...

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    Self Portrait Night Portrait Museum Snow Sunset Fireworks Beach Party Foliage Kids & Pets Copy Backlight Video Image Resolution 2.1M 16:9 Best Image Quality Better Good Introduction 11 LCD screen...

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    12 Introduction Auto Flash Flash Off Flash Fill Flash Anti Red-eye Self Timer Self-timer/ Burst mode Burst Mode M-Burst Bracket Exit Macro indicator Macro Mode Capture Mode Image Counter Video Mode SD/SDHC Card Memory Interface Internal Memory Date Stamp Anti-Shake Zoom Bar Compensation Aperture...

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    Battery Full Battery Indicator Battery Low Battery Insufficient AF Frame Auto ISO 80 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO Speed ISO 1600 ISO 3200 Multi-Zone Focus Zone Center Selected Area Continuous AF Introduction 13 (Blink) Note: Only capture at 3M image resolution when you select ISO 3200.

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    14 Introduction High Sharpness Normal High Contrast Normal High Saturation Normal Auto Sunny White Balance Tungsten Fluorescent Cloudy Matrix AE Metering Center Weighted Spot Camera Steady Warning LCD screen...

  • Page 27: Camera Setup, Attaching The Wrist Strap, Inserting The Batteries

    Camera Setup Attaching the Wrist Strap Follow these instructions to attach the wrist strap to your camera to facilitate easy carrying: 1. Insert the short loop of the strap in the strap eyelet. 2. String the larger loop of the strap through the short loop and pull tight to attach the strap to the camera.

  • Page 28: Inserting An Sd/sdhc Memory Card, Turning On

    16 Camera Setup Inserting an SD/SDHC Memory Card The camera features 16 MB internal flash memory but you may also use an optional SD/ SDHC memory card for additional storage. Follow these instructions to insert the SD/SDHC card. 1. Open the battery compartment on the botton of the camera.

  • Page 29: First Time Use

    First Time Use Press the POWER button as described in “Turning On” on page 16, a welcome screen displays momentarily on the LCD screen. If the camera is turned on for the first time, the Language menu pops up automatically after powering on the camera. Press the OK button and select the desired language by UP/ DOWN navigation buttons,then press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 30: Getting Started, Taking Your First Photo, Anti-shake Function, Using Macro Mode

    18 Getting Started Getting Started Now that you are familiar with the layout of your camera, you are ready to start taking photos and movies. Taking your First Photo Taking a photo with the camera is very simple. Turn the camera on and press the SCENE button to access the 1.

  • Page 31: Setting The Flash Mode, Using The Zoom In/out Function, Using The Self-timer And Burst Photography

    Setting the Flash Mode You can choose from 4 flash modes to suit various lighting conditions. Press the UP/FLASH /DELETE modes on the LCD screen. The flash setting remains the same for subsequent photos until you change it as described above. Auto flash: The flash fires automatically when needed.

  • Page 32: Using The Aeb (auto Exposure Bracketing) Function

    20 Getting Started 3. After taking a photo, the Self-timer automatically exit. If you want to use these functions for the next photo, press the RIGHT/SELF-TIMER button again to activate the function. Note: : Burst Mode - Take photos until shutter is released or memory is full. : Multi-Burst Mode - 16 photos continuously by 1 press of the Shutter button.

  • Page 33: Setting The Scene Mode, Face And Smile Detection Af/ae Function

    Setting the Scene Mode The camera supports various preset modes for shooting in different environments and conditions. Each setting is configured automatically by the camera. To select scene modes: Press the SCENE button to access Scene menu which displays the Scene menu options. 1.

  • Page 34: Using The Self Portrait Mode, Recording Your First Video

    22 Getting Started However, when the camera fails to detect your subject’s face, a white focus bracket will be displayed according to the selected focus mode. To disable the face and smile detection function, press the DOWN/ SCREEN DETECTION / SMILE DETECTION Using the Self Portrait Mode The up-to-date Self Portrait function allows you to take self-portrait shots.

  • Page 35: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos The voice memo should be activated (ON) on the VOICE MEMO submenu of SETUP menu at first. In Capture mode: You can add a 1-minute voice memo to an image right after it's taken. 1. Hold the SHUTTER button to start recording and release the SHUTTER button to stop recording.

  • Page 36: Capture Settings, The Capture Menu, Image Resolution

    24 Capture Settings Capture Settings This section describes the various settings you can modify to get better results when taking photos and video clips. The Capture Menu To access the Capture menu: 1. Press the SCENE button. Use the 4-way navigation buttons to select the capture mode you need, then press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 37: Image Quality, Focus Zone

    • 2.1M 16:9 (1920x1080) • 2M (1600x1200) • VGA (640x480) Image Quality The Image Quality setting refers to the compression ratio of the JPG. The higher image quality, more memory space is required. Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select from the options.

  • Page 38: Ev Compensation, M-burst Interval, White Balance

    26 Capture Settings EV Compensation The EV Compensation menu allows you to adjust the exposure or amount of light that enters the lens while capturing photos or videos. Use this feature to lighten or darken the image when the brightness between the subject and background is not balanced or when the subject occupies only a small part of the photograph.

  • Page 39: Iso Speed, Ae Metering

    • TUNGSTEN • FLUORESCENT • CLOUDY ISO Speed The ISO Speed setting allows you to adjust the CCD light- sensitivity. Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select from the options. 8 ISO settings are available: • AUTO (default) • ISO 80: For outdoor photography in bright sunlight.

  • Page 40: Color, Sharpness, Saturation

    28 Capture Settings • CENTER WEIGHTED: The metering puts more emphasis on the center of the image while still looking at the entire scene. • SPOT: Camera metering is set for the brightness of a single object in the center of the frame. Color The Color setting allows you to take photos and apply different colors or color tones for an artistic effect.

  • Page 41: Contrast, Setup, Video Capture Menu, Video Resolution, White Balance

    Contrast The Contrast setting allows you to adjust the contrast of your photos. Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select from the options. 3 contrast settings are available: • HIGH • NORMAL (default) • LOW Setup See “The Setup Menu” on page 42. for more details on the setup menu options. Video Capture Menu To access the video menu: 1.

  • Page 42: Saturation, Color, Contrast, Setup

    30 Capture Settings Color See “Color” on page 28 for more details on the setup menu options. Saturation See “Saturation” on page 28 for more details on the setup menu options. Contrast See “Contrast” on page 29 for more details on the setup menu options. Setup See “The Setup Menu”...

  • Page 43: Photo & Video Playback, Playback Mode Display

    Photo & Video Playback Playback Mode Display Press the DOWN/ SCREEN navigation button at Playback mode. Photo Playback 1/140 1/140 1/140 F3.5 1/125 -1.0EV SANY0001.JPG SANY0001.JPG 2008/01/01 2008/02/01 2009/02/01 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 Name Playback mode Image resolution Protect Sharpness Flash mode Color mode / FACE DETECTION / SMILE DETECTION...

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    32 Photo & Video Playback Quantity SD card / Internal memory Histogram File Name Date and Time Next Battery status Previous Voice memo Mode icons ISO Speed Contrast White balance Saturation AE Metering EV Compensation Shutter speed Aperture value (Max.) Image quality Playback Mode Display 1/140, 2/30...

  • Page 45: Viewing Photos/videos On The Lcd Screen, Viewing M-burst Photos, Listening To Voice Memo

    Viewing Photos/Videos on the LCD Screen To view your photos and video files on the LCD screen: 1. Press the PLAYBACK 2. Use the LEFT/RIGHT navigation buttons to scroll through photos and video clips. 3. Press the OK button to begin playback of a video clip. 4.

  • Page 46: Viewing Photos/videos On Your Tv, Zooming In/out During Playback

    34 Photo & Video Playback Viewing Photos/Videos on your TV To view images stored on the camera on your TV, you must connect via the PC/AV port on the side of the camera. To connect your camera to a TV: 1.

  • Page 47: Deleting Photos/videos, Using The Playback Menu, Dpof

    Deleting Photos/Videos The Delete function allows you to remove unwanted files stored on internal memory or a memory card. To delete a photo/video: 1. In Playback mode, press the UP/FLASH navigation button to display the Delete menu. 2. Press the UP/DOWN navigation buttons and the OK button to select from the 4 available options: •...

  • Page 48: Slideshow

    36 Photo & Video Playback When all images to be printed are tagged, remove the memory card and take it to a photographic shop for printing, or use it with a DPOF compatible printer. To set DPOF: 1. Press the MENU button to select DPOF from the menu at the playback mode, then press the OK button to enter the DPOF function.

  • Page 49: Resize, Rotate

    Resize The Resize function allows you to change the image resolution. To resize a photo: 1. Press the MENU button to select RESIZE from the menu, then press the OK button to enter the Resize function. 2. Press the UP/DOWN navigation buttons and the OK button to select the resize ratio you require: 6M, 4M, 2M, 1M, VGA and EXIT.

  • Page 50: Protect, Red-eye Removal

    38 Photo & Video Playback Protect You can lock a photo or video to protect it from being accidentally erased. To lock a photo or video: 1. Press the MENU button to select PROTECT from the menu and press the OK button to enter.

  • Page 51: Frame Composite

    Frame Composite The Frame Composite function supports 9 various decoration frame types to make your captured pictures more funny. Please note the image resolution of the picture that you want apply the frame needs being higher than 3M. To add a frame on your picture: 1.

  • Page 52: Move

    40 Photo & Video Playback Move The Move function allows you to move images stored in internal memory to a memory card.To move an image: 1. Press the MENU button to select SETUP from the menu. Press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 53: Transferring Photos/videos To Your Pc

    Photo & Video Playback 41 Transferring Photos/Videos to your PC To transfer photos and videos to your PC: Connect the camera’s PC/AV port to a free USB port on your PC using the USB cable. The camera’s internal memory and/or SD/SDHC card appear as removable drives in the file manager.

  • Page 54: Camera Settings, The Setup Menu, Lcd Brightness, File Number

    42 Camera Settings Camera Settings The Setup Menu The setup menu, available in capture and playback modes, allows you to configure the camera’s general settings according to your preferences. To access the setup menu: 1. Press the MENU button when in Playback or any of the capture modes.

  • Page 55: Quick View, Continuous Af, Camera Sound

    Digital Zoom The Digital Zoom setting allows you to turn the digital zoom function on or off. Press the OK button to confirm. Select ON to enable the function or OFF (default) to disable it. Quick View The Quick View setting allows you to view the photo that you have just taken.

  • Page 56: Power Saving, Auto Power Off, Video Out, Usb Mode

    44 Camera Settings Power Saving The Power Saving setting allows you to adjust the length of time that the LCD screen will turn dim to save battery power. 4 options are available: • OFF • 15 SEC (default) • 30 SEC •...

  • Page 57: Date Stamp, Date And Time, Language

    • MSDC (default): The camera is set up to act as a mass storage device, allowing only for transfer of files between your camera and PC. Date Stamp The Date Stamp setting allows you to adjust the format in which the date will appear on each photo or video. You can also deactivate this function if you wish.

  • Page 58: Image Storage, Format, Reset

    46 Camera Settings Image Storage The Image Storage setting allows you to specify where photos and video clips will be stored. The camera features 16 MB internal memory but you can also insert an SD/SDHC card (See “Inserting an SD/SDHC Memory Card” on page 16. for more details).

  • Page 59: Voice Memo, About, Pictbridge Print (ptp)

    Voice Memo The Voice Memo setting allows you to record a voice memo when a photo is taken. Select ON to enable the Voice Memo function or OFF (default) to disable it. About The About screen allows you to check the current firmware version of the camera.

  • Page 60: This Image, Image Storage

    48 Camera Settings Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select an option and press the OK button to confirm. Image Storage See “Image Storage” on page 46. for detailed information. This Image Print the selected image with the current setting. 1.

  • Page 61: Index Print

    4. Press the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to Continue or Cancel the action. Index Print Use this function to print all images in index format. 1. Press the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select the Paper size. • DEFAULT SIZE (default) • LETTER •...

  • Page 62: Dpof Image, All Images

    50 Camera Settings DPOF Image See “DPOF” on page 35. for detailed information. All Images Print all images saved in memory. 1. Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select ALL IMAGES from the options and press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications Resolution / Image Type General Dimensions Exterior Casing Aperture (Max.) Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Focal Length Optics Photo Graphic Range Shutter Speed Viewfinder Field of View Specifications 51 12M Pixels / 1/2.33 CCD 2.7”TFT, 230,000 Pixels 93.5(W) x 60.4(H) x 24(D)mm Plastic housing Wide:F2.9 Tele: F5.2...

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    52 Specifications Auto Power Off / Time Out ISO Equivalent Camera Features External Memory Flash Modes Shooting Mode Tripod Mount Macro Image File Formats Image Resolution Image Quality Mode Quality Levels Auto(IS0 80~320) Manual(ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200) Note: When you select ISO 3200, only capture at 3M image resolution.

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    DPOF Erase Protection Exposure Compensation Sharpness Color AE Metering Focus Capture Features Flash Range Lens Thread Anti-Shake Drive Mode Quick Review Self Timer Playback Magnify White Balance Video Out Stream to SD/SDHC Speaker Video Movie File Format Movie Length Microphone Battery Power Battery Life...

  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    54 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem Camera does not turn on Camera turns off automatically Empty battery icon is displayed on the LCD then camera turns off LCD screen displays ‘Card Requires Formatting’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is Full’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is locked’...

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    Troubleshooting 55 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Printed in China...

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