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ViviCam VT324 Digital Camera
User`s Manual
© 2009 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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Summary of Contents

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    ViviCam VT324 Digital Camera User`s Manual © 2009 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved. Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Camera Mode ... 11 Video Mode ... 34 Playback Mode ... 37 Install the Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software ... 48 Connect your camera to the computer ... 50 Get photos and videos from your camera to your computer ... 51 Get started! ...

  • Page 3: Introduction, Key Features

    Thank you for purchasing the ViviCam VT324 12.1 Mega-Pixel Digital Camera with Auto-Focus zoom lens. Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera. Your digital camera can also be used as a removable disk when an SD card of up to 8GB is inserted into the camera.

  • Page 4: What Your Camera Package Includes, Computer System Requirements For Windows Xp

    What your camera package includes  Digital Camera  Vivitar Experience Image Manager software Installation CD  USB cable  Quick Start Guide  Strap Computer System Requirements for Windows XP To be able to download photos and videos to your PC, you will need the following minimum configuration: ...

  • Page 5: Computer System Requirements For Windows Vista, Computer System Requirements For Macintosh

    Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista To be able to download photos and videos to your PC your will need the following minimum configuration:  Windows Vista  800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory  20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of available space ...

  • Page 6: A Quick Look At Your Camera

    A Quick Look at Your Camera...

  • Page 7: Preparing Your Camera For Use

    Preparing Your Camera for Use Your digital camera needs 3 AAA batteries in order to operate. Alkaline batteries are recommended. Slide and open the battery door on the bottom of the camera. Insert the batteries correctly with the correct polarity facing up.

  • Page 8: Installing Sd Memory Card

    Installing SD Memory Card Your camera has very limited internal memory enough to take one test photo. An external memory card is required for normal use. Your camera supports any compatible SD memory card (up to 8GB). Adding a memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your camera before transferring the photos and videos to your PC.

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    Note: Limited internal memory is provided for test images. The images will be deleted when the camera`s power is turned off or if the batteries are removed. Please download the images before powering off. If there is a photo in the internal memory when you insert the card into your camera, a “Copy to card” message will appear on the LCD with Yes or No options.

  • Page 10: How To Hold Your Camera Correctly When Capturing Images

    How to hold your camera correctly when capturing images Turn on the Power button to activate the Auto- Focus zoom lens to open out like a periscope. Hold the camera steady and correctly as shown is the diagram below. Note: Do not touch or move the lens once it opens and is in use. This will cause damage to the camera.

  • Page 11: Starting Your Digital Camera

    LCD screen. Your camera will automatically power off after a few seconds. Mode selection Your digital camera has 3 main modes - Camera mode, Video mode and Playback mode.  The Camera mode is for you to take still photos, adjust the camera settings and change the way the camera is setup.

  • Page 12: Camera Mode

    “Memory Full, Insert a SD memory card to Transfer and Take More Photos!”  Either download the photos to your computer using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager icon in the top left corner of the LCD screen. The Video mode will...

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    software as described below in the section “Transfer photos and videos to your computer” or insert another SD card to continue taking more photos. Note: This camera needs a SD memory card to operate normally. The limited internal memory allows you to take one test photo that will be erased when the camera powers off.

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    Flash In low light conditions it is best to use the built-in flash. You can also use the flash to compensate for backlight conditions. Note: Please move the Macro/Far setting to Far mode. The flash can only be use when the camera is in Far mode.

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    Press the Flash button until the reduction is on. Press the Flash button until the the default flash setting. Short cut buttons on the OK dial The camera has 3 short cut buttons on the OK dial to make for quick access to the following settings: Scene (Left button), Self-timer (Down button) and Delete (Right button) Pressing the relevant button will activate the setting options.

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    Each setting will be explained in its own section below. Scene Your camera comes supplied with many scenes for you to take photos in accordance with the light and environmental conditions prevailing at the time of taken the photo. Scene included with your camera are - Auto, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Portrait, Scenery, Sport, Party, Beach or High Sensitivity.

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    Image Size The image size settings determine the quality and number of photos that can be saved and the amount of memory required for each photo. The higher the photo quality the more memory it will take. The image size and quality will also affect the maximum size you can effectively print your photo. To set the Image size: Press the OK button.

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    Anti-Shake Your Digital Camera has a function that prevents photos coming out blurry as a result of trembling or shaking when taking the photo. You are not required to use a tripod in order to take good quality photos. Press the OK button.

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    Macro/Far shooting The camera has the function that allows you to capture objects with the hyper-focal distance setting of either Macro very near (up to 80cm) or very Far distances. Press the OK button Press the Right/Left button to select the The Macro menu appears in the center of the LCD.

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    Face Detect Your camera supports face detecting that allows you to take better portrait photos. Press the OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the The Face Detect menu appears in the center of the LCD. Press the Up/Down button to select Face Detect On or Off. Press the OK button to confirm, save your choice and exit to the camera standby mode.

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    Press the OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the The Self -Timer menu appears in the center of the LCD. Press the Up/Down button to select one of the self timer options: Press the OK button to confirm, save your choice and exit to the camera standby mode. The Self-Timer icon selected will appear on the top of the LCD screen.

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    Setup You can adjust the way your camera is setup with 13 setup options: Exposure, ISO, White Balance, Color, Sharpness, Quality, Digital Zoom, Date, Auto Power off, Language, Frequency, Format, Default Setting and Cancel. Press the „M‟ Menu/OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the The Setup menu appears in the center of the LCD.

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    Exposure This setting allows you to control the brightness of your images. 1. Press the OK button. 2. Press the Up/Down buttons to select an Exposure value (from 3 brightest to -3 darkest) from the Menu that appears: 3. Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode. 4.

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    1. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the ISO option in the Setup menu. 2. Press the OK button. 3. Press the Up/Down buttons to select an ISO value from the Menu that appears: 4. Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode. 5.

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    Press the OK button. Press the Up/Down buttons to select a White Balance option from the Menu that appears: Auto Daylight Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode. The LCD screen will be adjusted as per the White Balance option you selected. Color This setting allows you to adjust the color background of your images.

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    Press the Up/Down buttons to select a Color option from the Menu that appears: Standard, Sepia, Monochrome and Vivid The LCD screen will be adjusted as per the Color option you selected. Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode. Sharpness This setting allows you to adjust the sharpness of your images, making edges more or less distinct.

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    Quality The quality of your photos also affects the number of shots you can take. A HIGH setting means you can take fewer photos, but they will be of better quality. The default value is Fine. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the Quality option in the Setup menu. Press the OK button.

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    Digital Zoom You can set the digital zoom function On or Off. Press the Up/Down button to select the Digital Zoom option in the Setup menu. Press the OK button. Press the Up/Down button to select On or Off. Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode. The Zoom icon on the right side of the LCD will appear with or without the Digital zoom upper section depending on what you selected.

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     On selecting “On” the date will appear on the photo once it is taken.  On selecting “Off” no date will appear on the photo.  On selecting “Set Date” the Set Date settings screen will appear. You will be able to change the date settings that will appear on the photo once it is taken.

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    6. Press the OK button to confirm, save the changes and exit. Auto Power Off By default, if your camera is idle for 60 seconds it will automatically be powered off. Use the Auto Power Off option to change this setting: Press the Up/Down button to select the Auto Power Off option in Setup menu.

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    Press the Up/Down button to select a time that the camera will automatically power off if inactive. Note: If you select None, the camera will not be powered off until the battery power is depleted or the camera is turned off manually. Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the camera standby mode.

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    Frequency This setting allows you to change the light Frequency of the camera. 50Hz is for US and 60Hz is for Europe and Asia. 1. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the Frequency option in the Setup menu 2. Press the OK button. 3.

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    1. Press the Up/Down button to select the Format option from the Setup menu. 2. Press the OK button. 3. Press the Up/Down button to select OK to continue with the format or Cancel to exit. 4. Press the OK button to confirm. 5.

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    Default Setting You can restore your camera to the original factory settings. Press the Up/Down button to select Default Setting in the Setup menu. Press the OK button. Press the Up/Down button to select OK Press the Up/Down button to select OK to set to default setting or Cancel to exit. Press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 35: Video Mode

    Video Mode Press the MODE button to select the Video mode. Note: The camera has limited internal memory and does not allow recording videos without an SD card inserted. An SD card (up to 8GB) needs to be inserted in order to use the video mode normally. When the icon appears on the top left corner of the LCD screen this indicates that you are in Video mode.

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    Alternatively, you can insert a SD memory card to expand the memory to record longer videos. The LED will light up when the light condition is not good. In Video mode there are 3 setup options - White Balance, Size and Macro White Balance You can select 5 different White Balance light conditions for shooting videos.

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    Press the OK button to confirm, save and exit to the video standby mode. The LCD screen will be adjusted as per the White Balance option you selected. Size Your camera supports 2 video resolutions- 640x480 (VGA) pixels, 320x240 (QVGA) pixels. Press the OK button.

  • Page 38: Playback Mode

    Press the Right/Left button to select the Press the Up/Down buttons to select a Macro option from the Menu that appears : Macro shooting - On : Far shooting - Off Press the OK button to confirm, save your choice and exit to the video standby mode. The selected Macro icon appears on the top of the LCD screen.

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    Full screen to Thumbnail display When the camera is in the Playback Mode and an image appears on the LCD screen: Press the W button. This will open up the thumbnail display. Press the Up/Down/Left/Right buttons and select a thumbnail of a photo or video. Press the OK button to display the photo or video in full screen.

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    Select the photo you wish to rotate, protect, delete, crop or print. Rotate The rotate feature will only work for images on the SD card that is inserted. Press the OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the Press the Up/Down buttons to select the Rotate option from the Menu that appears. Press the OK button to confirm how many degrees you want to rotate the photo A “Rotate &...

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    The photo will now be rotated and saved. Note: You cannot rotate a protected file. On attempting to rotate a protected file a “This File is Write-Protected” message will appear on the screen. “No card inserted” will appear on the screen if no SD card is insert. Please insert an SD memory card to use this function.

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    Press the OK button. If you select Lock, a lock icon Note: To “Unlock” the current file follow steps 1 through 4. Select “Unlock” and press the OK button to unlock the current file. Delete Delete unwanted photos and videos at any time in order to free up memory. You can delete one image or video clip at a time or delete all except the protected photos and videos that are currently stored and saved on the memory card.

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    Press the OK button to confirm. A Delete confirmation message appears. Press the Right/Left button to select “Yes” or “No”. Press the OK button to confirm and delete the image(s). Note: You cannot delete files that are locked. Caution: If you choice the All option, all the unprotected photo images on your SD card will be deleted. This process is irreversible and all your images will be lost forever unless you have saved them or downloaded them to your computer previous to the deletion.

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    Press the OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the Press the Up/Down button to select Crop or Cancel. Press the OK button. A blue crop rectangle appears on the photo in the LCD screen. Press the W or T buttons to determine the size of the area to crop. Press the Up/Down/Right/Left buttons to navigate the area of the photo you wish to crop.

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    Print with Pictbridge You can print the photos directly from the camera with a Pictbridge compatible printer. Select the photo you wish to print. Press the OK button. Press the Right/Left button to select the Press the Up/Down button and select Pictbridge to print photos or press Cancel to exit the menu. Press the OK button to enter the Pictbridge mode.

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    Playing the AVI video file In Playback mode, press the Left/Right buttons to select an AVI video file you wish to play. Alternatively, press the W button to enter the thumbnail mode and select a video. Note: Videos have an Press the OK button for the selected video to appear in full screen.

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    Press the OK button. If you select Lock, a lock icon Note: To “Unlock” the current file follow steps 1 through 4. Select “Unlock” and press the OK button to unlock the current file. Delete Delete unwanted videos at any time in order to free up memory. You can delete one image or video clip at a time or delete all except the protected videos that are currently stored and saved on the memory card.

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    image is a video) to delete the current photo or video you selected. Select the corresponding “All” option to delete all unprotected images. Press Cancel to exit the Delete option if you do not wish to delete anything at this stage. Press the OK button to confirm.

  • Page 49: Install The Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software

    Install the Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software Warning: Do not plug your camera into the computer until the software installation is complete. You must be connected to the internet to install and run the Vivitar Experience Image Manager software. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The installation screen should automatically open.

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    “Install Vivitar Experience Image Manager” button to begin the installation Note: If you do not have internet access, you can still download media from the camera. Click the “How to transfer photos and videos from my camera to my computer” button for instructions.

  • Page 51: Connect Your Camera To The Computer

    On PC and Macintosh: Click the “I accept the terms of this license agreement” and then click “Next” to continue. 10. On PC only: Let the “Vivitar Experience Image Manager” installer create the folder to where the program will be installed, and then click “Install”.

  • Page 52: Get Photos And Videos From Your Camera To Your Computer

    Get photos and videos from your camera to your computer An SD card needs to be inserted. Do not disconnect the cable during transfer. Doing so will cancel the transfer of any files on their way to your computer. Select the “Get images” button from the Main menu.

  • Page 53: Get Started

    Get started! Using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager, you can upload and manage photos and videos to and from the most popular photo sharing and social networking sites - Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Picasa, Photobucket and YouTube.

  • Page 54: Transfer Media From My Camera To My Computer Manually (using Windows)

    For more details on how to use the Vivitar Experience Image Manager open the Help file or click the “Take the Tour” button on the application`s Home page. Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Windows) Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer.

  • Page 55: Maintenance Of Your Digital Camera, Sakar Warranty Card

    Maintenance of Your Digital Camera The digital camera is a delicate device. Please handle your camera with care to avoid damaging it. Do not expose your camera to heat sources. Do not use you camera in wet or moist conditions.

  • Page 56: Technical Support

    Edison, NJ 08817 Technical Support For technical support issues please visit our website at www.vivitar.com. You can find manuals, software and FAQ‟s at the website. Can‟t find what you are looking for? E-mail us at technical support team members will answer your questions. For phone support in the US please call 1-800-592-9541, in the UK call 0800 917 4831.

  • Page 57: Appendix A: Technical Specifications

    Appendix A: Technical Specifications Image Sensor Image Resolution (in pixels) Video Resolution File Format External Memory LCD Display Lens Zoom Exposure White Balance Scene Flash Self-timer Anti-Shake PictBridge Face Detect Interface System Requirements Window XP/ Vista/ Mac OS X (10.4.6 or higher) Battery Working Temperature CMOS Sensor...

  • Page 58: Appendix B: Troubleshooting

    Q: I deleted images using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager. The photo was also deleted from my computer. How do I recover photos that I accidently deleted? All images deleted using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager are sent to your computer`s Recycle or Trash Bin and can be retrieved from there.

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