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ViviCam X035 Digital Camera
User Manual
© 2009-2012 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.

Summary of Contents

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    ViviCam X035 Digital Camera User Manual © 2009-2012 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

    Table of Contents Introduction ..........................2 What’s Included ..........................2 Parts of the Camera ........................3 Initial Camera Setup ........................4 Main Camera Modes ........................8 Camera Technical Specifications ....................9 Computer System Requirements ....................10 Powering the Camera On/Off ...................... 11 Changing Camera Mode ......................

  • Page 3: Introduction, What's Included

    Thank you for purchasing this camera. Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera. Vivitar makes capturing those special moments as easy as possible. Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital camera.

  • Page 4: Parts Of The Camera

    Parts of the Camera 1. Lens 12. Flash / Slideshow / Up Button 2. LCD Screen 13. Delete / Right Button 3. Flash 14. SET Button 4. Microphone 15. ViviLink / Down Button 5. POWER Button 16. Scene / Left Button 6.

  • Page 5: Initial Camera Setup

    Initial Camera Setup Installing the Batteries Installing the Memory Card  Insert 3 AAA (1.5V) batteries.  SD Memory card (up to 32GB) Alkaline batteries recommended (not included). needed for normal use. Turning On the Camera Using the Camera...

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    When powering the camera ON for the first time the camera will take you through the initial camera setup. Powering the Camera ON Batteries Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera, according to the polarity shown inside the battery compartment. Use 3 x AAA (1.5V) batteries.

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    Note:  After the camera is powered on, an SD icon will appear on the LCD display. If you do not see the SD icon on the display, please check if the card was inserted properly.  Make sure the SD card is not locked (check the lock switch on the side of the SD card). If the SD card is locked this will prevent the camera from saving captured photos to the SD card.

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    camera setup. A message will appear: “Continue with Camera Setup?” Select “Yes” to continue or “No” to exit the setup. Note: If you select “No” and decide to leave the camera setup, the camera will be set to its default settings.

  • Page 9: Main Camera Modes

    Main Camera Modes Your camera has different modes for the various camera functions. You can switch modes by pressing the MODE button on your camera after the camera has been powered ON. Photo Capture Mode Use this mode to capture pictures with your camera. This is the default mode when the camera is powered ON.

  • Page 10: Camera Technical Specifications

    Camera Technical Specifications Image Sensor CMOS 3648 x 2736 (10M), 3264x2448 (8M), 3648x2048 (HD 7M), Image Resolution 2592x1944 (5M), 2048 x1536 (3M), 1920x1080 (HD 2M), 640x480 (VGA) Video Resolution 640x480 VGA, 320x240 QVGA File Format JPEG (Photo), AVI (Video) Internal Memory 1 Test Photo Use Only External Memory SD Card (up to 32GB)

  • Page 11: Computer System Requirements

    Computer System Requirements WINDOWS OS To be able to download photos and videos to your PC using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software, you will need the following minimum configuration:  Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows 7 ...

  • Page 12: Powering The Camera On/off

    Powering the Camera On/Off  Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera. If your camera comes with a rechargeable lithium battery, make sure it is fully charged before the first use.  Make sure an SD card has been inserted into your camera. (SD card up to 32GB - SD Card not included) Please see Initial Camera Setup for more information.

  • Page 13: Changing Camera Mode

    Changing Camera Mode Your camera has three main modes: Photo Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture photos with your camera. Video Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture videos with your camera. Playback Mode (for photos and videos) - Use this mode to view the photos and videos you have already taken with your camera.

  • Page 14: Navigating The Menus

    Navigating the Menus Each camera mode has a set of menus specific to that mode. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll between the various menus for the current mode.

  • Page 15: Photo Capture Mode

    Photo Capture Mode The Photo Capture mode allows you to capture pictures with your digital camera. Taking a Picture While in Photo Capture mode, use the LCD display on the back of the camera to direct the camera at the scene you would like to capture. Press the T/Zoom In and W/Zoom Out buttons to zoom in/out if desired.

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    Photo Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons: Button Function Scene Selection – Opens the Scene menu Left Flash Options – Toggles the Flash options appearing on the LCD Delete –...

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    Important: When using Flash, stand between 8 to 10 feet away from the scene you would like to capture. Note: The MACRO mode must be turned OFF when you want to use the Flash.  To turn off MACRO mode: Slide the MACRO Switch down to the mountain icon . ...

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    Macro Switch Your camera contains a Macro Switch that allows you to manually enable or disable the Macro mode on your camera. While using the Macro mode, you can capture images at close range (10 ~ 25 cm). MACRO ON: To turn the Macro mode ON: ...

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    Photo Capture Mode Menus The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Photo Capture Mode:...

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    Scene Menu The Scene Menu allows you to choose scene settings that let your camera to adapt properly to your current environment. Note: When selecting the HIGH SENSITIVITY Option, by default the camera switches off the FLASH automatically (if it’s ON) to optimize the picture quality. If however, you would like to override it and manually turn ON the flash –...

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    Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.

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    Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Self Timer menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options. Press the SET button to select and save the desired option. selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

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    Face Detect Menu The Face Detect feature when set to ‘On’ allows the camera to use a subject’s face as the basis for balancing the other colors and focus in the camera’s display. This feature is meant to ensure that the color and focus of your pictures will be consistently sharp and high-quality. Note: To properly use the Face Detect option, please ensure the following: ...

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    Multi SnapShots Menu When enabled, the Multi SnapShots feature allows you to take six rapid snapshots in a row with a single click of the shutter button. This feature can be effective when trying to capture a particular moment in a sporting event or other scenes with quick movements.

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    Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.

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    Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode. An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.

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    ISO Menu The ISO menu allows you to set the level of sensitivity that your camera has to light in the surrounding environment. When the ISO level is increased, the image sensor in your camera will be more sensitive to light and allow you to capture images in lower-light situations. The higher sensitivity to light however, may reduce the quality of the images that are taken.

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    Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Metering menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options. Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

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    Date/Time Menu When you capture an image with your camera, the image will include a time stamp with the date and time that the image was taken. The Date/Time menu allows you to set your camera’s date and time as desired. You can also disable the timestamp for future images that will be taken with your camera.

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    Silent Mode Menu You have the option of activating the camera’s Silent mode to disable all of the sound effects (except for beeps heard during the Self-Timer countdown) that the camera emits when performing camera functions. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Silent Mode menu.

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    Frequency Menu The options in the Frequency menu represent the frequency of the electrical current in fluorescent lighting sources in your locale. If your camera is set to a frequency that does not match your country’s electric current, you may see waves on the images taken by your camera. 50Hz –...

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    Card menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the menu options. To exit without formatting the card, select ‘Cancel’ and press the SET button. To proceed with the format, select “Yes” and press the SET button. You will be asked to confirm the formatting of the memory card.

  • Page 33: Photo Playback Mode

    Photo Playback Mode The Playback Mode allows you to review and edit photos and videos that you’ve already taken with your camera.  When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Photo Capture mode by default. ...

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    Photo Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons. Quick Function Button Function Displays the PREVIOUS image Left Views all the Photos as a Slide Show with 3, 5 or 10 second intervals.

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    Photo Playback Mode Menus The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Photo Playback Mode: Delete Menu While in the Playback Mode, you can delete pictures from your camera through the Delete menu. Select the photo you would like to delete. Press the SET button to open the menus for the Photo Playback mode.

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    ViviLink for Photos Menu The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera’s photos and videos to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying Vivitar Experience Image Manager application. Select the photo you to which you would like to add a ViviLink Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

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    Rotate Menu Use this menu to rotate the pictures that you’ve taken with your camera. Select the photo you would like to rotate. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Rotate menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options.

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    Protect/Lock Menu Pictures and Videos taken with your camera can be protected or “locked” to prevent any deletion or alteration being made to the files. View the photo you would like to protect/lock. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Protect/Lock menu.

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    Slide Show Menu You can view a Slide Show of all the pictures taken with your camera by pressing the UP Quick Function button while in Playback mode. The Slide Show menu allows you to set the interval length of time that each picture will display during the slide show. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

  • Page 40: Video Capture Mode

    Video Capture Mode The Video Capture Mode allows you to capture videos with your digital camera. When the camera is first powered ON, the camera will be in Photo Capture Mode. Press the MODE button once to access the Video Capture Mode. Taking a Video While in Video Capture Mode use the LCD display to direct the camera at the scene you would like to capture.

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    Video Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons. Quick Function Button Function Left Scene Selection - Opens the Scene menu Light Exposure – Opens the Light Exposure menu Delete - Opens the ‘Delete This Video’ option and allows you Right to view and delete the last video taken as well as previously captured videos...

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    Video Capture Mode Menus The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Video Capture Mode:...

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    Scene Menu The Scene Menu allows you to choose scene settings that let your camera to adapt properly to your current environment. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Scene menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options.

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    Image Quality Menu The Image Quality menu allows you to select the desired quality level of the images taken by your camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher image quality level will also take up more memory on your camera. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

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    An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings. Color Effect Menu You can choose to add a color effect to the images taken with your camera. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

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    Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings. Light Exposure Menu The Light Exposure setting helps you control the amount of light that enters your camera’s lens. This setting should be adjusted when the environment is lighter or darker than normal.

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    Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the ISO menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to scroll through the menu options. Press the SET button to select and save the desired option.

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    An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings. Language Menu You can select your camera’s language setting by selecting the desired language from the Language menu.

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    Press the SET button to select and save the desired option. selected option icon will appear on the selected item. Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.

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    Press the LEFT or RIGHT button to select the next menu item. Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode. Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera’s default factory settings.

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    Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Format Memory Card menu. Press the UP or DOWN direction control button to highlight the menu options. To exit without formatting the card, select ‘Cancel’...

  • Page 52: Video Playback Mode

    Video Playback Mode The Playback Mode allows you to review and edit photos and videos that you’ve already taken with your camera.  When you first turn on the camera, the camera will be in Photo Capture mode by default. ...

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    Press the SET button to enlarge the image full size. Once the selected video is full size you can play and view the video. Video Playback Mode Quick Function Buttons Your digital camera has a four-directional pad that functions as Quick Function buttons. Quick Function Button Function Displays the PREVIOUS image Left...

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    Video Playback Mode Menus The following are the menus that appear in your camera’s Video Playback Mode: Delete Menu While in the Playback Mode, you can delete videos from your camera through the Delete menu. View the video you would like to delete. Press the SET button to open the menus for the Video Playback mode.

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    ViviLink Menu The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera’s photos and videos to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying Vivitar Experience Image Manager application. View the video to which you would like to add a ViviLink.

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    Protect/Lock Menu Pictures and Videos taken with your camera can be protected or “locked” to prevent any deletion or alteration being made to the files. View the video you would like to protect/lock. Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode. Press the LEFT or RIGHT direction control button to scroll and select the Protect/Lock menu.

  • Page 57: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software 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. On PC: The Vivitar Experience Image Manager Installer window appears. If the window does not appear, open the application’s CD/DVD drive and click on “Setup.exe”...

  • Page 58: Connecting The 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 59: Getting Photos And Videos From The Camera To The Computer

    Getting Photos and Videos from the Camera to the 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. The “Get media from device”...

  • Page 60: Getting Started, Transferring Images From The Camera To The Computer Manually

     Use automatic “Geotagging” with built in Google Maps For more details on how to use the Vivitar Experience Image Manager open the “Help” from the menu option or click the “Take a Tour” button on the application’s Home screen.

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    Transferring Photos and Videos: MACINTOSH Use the USB cable that came with your camera to connect your camera to your computer. MSDC appears on the LCD. The camera’s device icon appears on the desktop. Click on the device icon and open the DCIM folder and the folder inside to view the media files.

  • Page 62: Camera Maintenance, Sakar Warranty Card

    Camera Maintenance 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. Sakar Warranty Card This warranty covers for the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable.

  • Page 63: Technical Support, Troubleshooting

    Q: I deleted images using the Vivitar Experience Image Manager. The images were also deleted from my computer. How do I recover images 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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