Notes on the Grant: To comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules, this product must be used with a Fujifilm-specified ferrite-core USB cable and DC supply cord. For customers in Canada CAUTION This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES - 003.
Contents ERASING SINGLE FRAME ... 34 Warning ... 2 Preface ... 6 3 Advanced Features Photography Accessories and Attaching the Strap ... 7 Nomenclature ... 8 MODE SELECTING PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION ... 37 1 Getting Ready PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVIE MENU OPTIONS ... 38 LOADING THE BATTERIES AND xD-Picture Card ...
■ Exif Print (Exif ver. 2.2) Flush your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek Exif Print Format is a newly revised digital camera file format that medical assistance. contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
Nomenclature ✽ Refer to the pages in parentheses for information on using the camera features. Mode Switch Still photography mode Select this mode for still photography. Playback mode This mode provides playback zoom and multi-frame playback as well as normal single-frame playback. You can also use this mode to erase frames, format xD-Picture Card and specify DPOF settings.
Front Back ● Operation of this camera is only guaranteed when it is used with FUJIFILM xD-Picture Card. ● Because xD-Picture Cards are small, they can be accidentally swallowed by small children. Be sure to store xD-Picture Cards out of the reach of small children.
LOADING THE BATTERIES AND xD-Picture Card ◆ 1Slide the battery cover out to open it. 2Load the batteries correctly as shown. Check that the camera is switched off, open the battery cover and then remove the battery. ● Do not apply excessive force to the battery cover. Do not open the battery cover while the camera is still switched on.
SWITCHING ON AND OFF When you slide the “POWER” switch sideways to switch the camera on, the green viewfinder lamp lights. To switch the camera off, slide the “POWER” switch sideways again. 1Use the Mode switch to select the mode you want to use.
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME Changing the date and time ＤＡＴＥ／ＴＩＭＥ ＤＡＴＥ／ＴＩＭＥ ＹＹＹＹ ＭＭ ＤＤ ＹＹＹＹ ＭＭ ＤＤ ２００２ １０ ２９ ２００２ １０ ２９ ８ ８ ４０ ４０ ＡＭ ＡＭ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ Once you have set the date and time, press the “MENU/OK” button. Pressing the “MENU/OK” button switches the camera to still photography To change the date and time: or Playback mode.
SELECTING THE LANGUAGE ＯＰＴＩＯＮ ＯＰＴＩＯＮ ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ ＬＣＤ ＢＲＩＧＨＴＮＥＳＳ ＡＵＴＯ ＡＵＴＯ ＭＡＮＵＡＬ ＭＡＮＵＡＬ 1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the 1The “SET–UP” screen appears. Use “a” or menu screen. “b” to select “LANGUAGE”. 2Use “a”, “b”, “d” or “c” to select “SET–UP” 2Use “c”...
BASIC OPERATION GUIDE ● Using the Menus Display the menu. Press the “MENU/OK” button. Select a menu option. Select a setting. Press the “d” or “c”. Press the “a” or “b”. ＱＵＡＬＩＴＹ ＱＵＡＬＩＴＹ ２Ｍ Ｆ ２５ ２Ｍ Ｆ ２５ ２Ｍ Ｎ ３９...
TAKING PICTURES ( A AUTO MODE ) Q MODE Ensure that your fingers or the camera strap do not obscure the lens or flash control sensor. ● To zoom in on the subject, press “a” ( There may be some unevenness in the brightness at the lower edge of the LCD monitor.
TAKING PICTURES ( A AUTO MODE ) Q MODE To take the picture, press the shutter button down fully without lifting your finger off it. The camera beeps and takes the picture, and the data is then recorded. ● When you press the shutter button, there is a very short delay before the picture is actually taken.
TAKING PICTURES ( A AUTO MODE ) Q MODE Number of Available Frames The number of available shots is displayed on the LCD monitor. ● See P.39 for information on changing the quality. ● The default quality setting “ ” set at shipment is ■...
USING AF/AE LOCK Q MODE Without moving the camera, press the shutter Continue to hold the shutter button down button down halfway (AF/AE lock). Check that halfway. Move the camera back to the original the AF frame on the LCD monitor has shrunk image and then fully press down on the shutter and the green viewfinder lamp has stopped button.
◆ You can use this camera to view still images recorded on the FinePix A204 or still images (excluding some uncompressed images) recorded on a FUJIFILM digital camera that supports xD-Picture Cards. VIEWING YOUR IMAGES ( PLAYBACK ) MODE Fast Forwarding Images ”.
MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK MODE Text displayed No text displayed Multi-frame playback In playback mode, the display shown on the LCD monitor switches each time you press the “DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button until the multi-frame playback screen (9 frames) appears. You cannot display text during multi-frame playback.
ERASING SINGLE FRAME MODE ＥＲＡＳＥ ＥＲＡＳＥ ＦＯＲＭＡＴ ＦＯＲＭＡＴ ＡＬＬ ＦＲＡＭＥＳ ＡＬＬ ＦＲＡＭＥＳ ＦＲＡＭＥ ＦＲＡＭＥ ＦＲＡＭＥ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ 1 Set the Mode switch to “ Select “FRAME” in the “ ”. 2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the press the “MENU/OK” button. See P.54 for more information on “ALL FRAMES”...
Advanced Features SELECTING MODE Photography Set the Mode switch to “ ”. ● See P.48 for information on shooting movies. AUTO This is the easiest mode for taking pictures and 1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the can be used in a wide range of conditions. menu.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVIE MENU OPTIONS This section gives a quick overview of the various functions you can use when the mode switch is set to “ ” or “ ”. Mode Sample LCD monitor display Accessible menu settings ＱＵＡＬＩＴＹ ＱＵＡＬＩＴＹ y QUALITY c FLASH ２Ｍ・Ｆ...
c FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY MENU ＦＬＡＳＨ ＦＬＡＳＨ ＡＵＴＯ ＡＵＴＯ Factory default This mode can be selected in the AUTO “ ”, “ ” still photography Use this mode for ordinary photography. The modes. flash fires automatically as required by the shooting conditions. Use the flash mode that best suits your shot.
c FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY MENU b Suppressed Flash Use this mode for photography using indoor This is a flash mode that uses a slow shutter lighting, for shots taken through glass, and for speed. This allows you to take pictures of people photography in venues such as theaters or at at night that clearly show both your subjects and indoor sporting events where the distance is too...
= SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY MENU ＳＥＬＦ−ＴＩＭＥＲ ＯＮ ＯＦＦ Factory default ４９ １Ｍ This mode can be selected in the “A” still photography mode. When you set the self-timer to “ON”, “ ” appears on the LCD monitor. 1 Position the AF frame over your subject. In this mode, a timer runs for roughly 10 seconds before the shutter is released.
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU a WHITE BALANCE ( SELECTING THE LIGHT SOURCE ) AUTO: Automatic adjustment ＷＨＩＴＥ ＢＡＬＡＮＣＥ ＷＨＩＴＥ ＢＡＬＡＮＣＥ Factory default ＡＵＴＯ ＡＵＴＯ This mode can be selected in the “ ” still photography mode. Change the white balance setting when you want to take a picture with the white balance ✽...
T MOVIE ( VIDEO ) MODE Set the Mode switch to “ ”. This mode allows you to shoot movies up to 20 seconds (at the setting) or 80 seconds (at the The available shooting time and the “ setting) without sound. (See P.51 for message are shown on the LCD monitor.
T MOVIE ( VIDEO ) MODE ＲＥＣ ＲＥＣ １９ｓ １９ｓ During shooting, “hREC” appears on the LCD monitor with a counter showing the remaining time displayed in the top-right corner. If you press the shutter button during shooting, shooting ends and the movie is stored on the xD-Picture Card.
Advanced PLAYING BACK MOVIES MODE Features Playback ＰＬＡＹ ＰＬＡＹ 1Set the Mode switch to “ ”. 1Press “b ( 2Use “d” or “c” to select the movie file. 2The LCD monitor shows the playback time and a playback progress bar. ●...
ERASING SINGLE ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING PLAYBACK MENU • 1Set the Mode switch to “ ”. 2Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the menu screen. Use “d” or “c” to select “ Note that mistakenly erased images cannot be recovered. You should copy important files that you do not want to be erased to your computer or another media.
p ERASING SINGLE ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING PLAYBACK MENU • FRAME ALL FRAMES ＦＲＡＭＥ ＦＲＡＭＥ ＥＲＡＳＥ ＯＫ？ ＥＲＡＳＥ ＯＫ？ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＹＥＳ ＹＥＳ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＮＯ ＮＯ Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the 1Use “d” or “c” to select the file to be erased. unprotected files.
PROTECTING IMAGES FRAME/ALL PLAYBACK MENU 1Set the Mode switch to “ ”. 2Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the menu screen. Use “d” or “c” to select “ ● Multi-frame playback is an easy way to select images to be protected (➡P.32). Protection is a setting that prevents images from being accidentally erased.
PROTECTING IMAGES FRAME/ALL PLAYBACK MENU FRAME SET/RESET ＦＲＡＭＥ ＳＥＴ／ＲＥＳＥＴ ＰＲＯＴＥＣＴ ＯＫ？ ＰＲＯＴＥＣＴ ＯＫ？ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ To remove the protection, press the “MENU/OK” 1 Press “d ” or “c ” to select the file to be button. protected. 2 Press the “MENU/OK” button to protect the file currently displayed.
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format and refers to a format that is used for recording printing specifications for images shot using a digital camera on media such as an xD-Picture Card. The recorded specifications include information on which frames are to be printed.
i DPOF SET FRAME PLAYBACK MENU ＤＰＯＦ ＤＰＯＦ ＯＫ ＯＫ ＤＡＴＥ ＤＡＴＥ ＯＮ ＯＮ 1Press “a” or “b” to select “DDATE”. 1Press “a” to select “OK”. 2Use “d ” or “c ” to select “DATE ON” or 2Press the “MENU/OK” button. “DATE OFF”.
i DPOF SET FRAME PLAYBACK MENU ◆ ＤＰＯＦ ＤＰＯＦ ＦＩＮＩＳＨ ＯＫ？ ＦＩＮＩＳＨ ＯＫ？ ＢＡＣＫ ＢＡＣＫ If you select a frame for which DPOF settings have already been specified, the “ message appears. Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the DPOF settings already specified. You must then specify the DPOF settings again.
g USING SET–UP ＯＰＴＩＯＮ ＯＰＴＩＯＮ ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ ＬＣＤ ＢＲＩＧＨＴＮＥＳＳ ＡＵＴＯ ＡＵＴＯ ＭＡＮＵＡＬ ＭＡＮＵＡＬ You can set the SET–UP in “ ”, “ ” and “ ” 1Press “a” or “b” to select a menu option and mode. then press “d” or “c” to change the setting. 1Press the “MENU/OK”...
2 minutes. 6 Software Installation 6.1 The Software Components USB Mass Storage Driver Allows a digital camera to be used as USB Mass Storage (removable disk drive, card reader). Connect the camera with “DSC” selected as the USB setting (➡P.84).
4. The Setup screen appears. Click the 6.2 Installation on a Windows PC [Installing FinePixViewer] button. ✽ For more information on what is installed, click the 6.2.1 Load the CD-ROM into your PC Do not connect the camera to your PC until the software installation is completed.
2. A confirmation message appears asking whether you want to continue with the installation. Click the [OK] button. 3. The software version is checked. If the window shown below appears, click the 3 Check the installation destination folder and then [OK] button to uninstall the software.
12. After you restart your PC, install DirectX as 15. Proceed with the installation as directed directed by the on-screen instructions and by the on-screen instructions. then restart your PC again. If the latest ■ To install Acrobat Reader later... version of DirectX is already installed on your PC, this installation is not performed.
6. Select the installation destination for 7. Install QuickTime as directed by the on- FinePixViewer and ImageMixer VCD for screen instructions and then restart your FinePix. Macintosh. ✽ If you have already installed QuickTime version 1 Click the [Open] button to open the installation destination folder.
4. Click the “ 6.4 Installation on a Mac OS X 6.4.1 From FinePixViewer installation to restart Only FinePixViewer is installed on Mac OS X. NOTE AVI movies cannot be played back on version 10.0.4. 1. Switch your Macintosh on and start up Mac OS X.
If the power cuts out during data transmission, supported on Macintosh computers. the data will not be transmitted correctly. Always ✽ Connection is only possible with a FUJIFILM camera use the AC power adapter when connecting the equipped with a “PC Camera” function.
7.2 Use at DSC mode Camera ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ ＳＥＴ−ＵＰ 5. Switch your PC on. 6. Use the special USB cable to connect the ＰＯＳＴＶＩＥＷ ＯＮ ＯＮ ＰＯＷＥＲ ＳＡＶＥ ＰＯＷＥＲ ＳＡＶＥ ＯＮ ＯＮ camera to your computer. ＤＳＣ ＤＳＣ ＵＳＢ ＭＯＤＥ ＵＳＢ ＭＯＤＥ 7. Switch the camera on. ＤＡＴＥ／ＴＩＭＥ...
■ When FinePixViewer is not included Windows XP in the list of actions to perform 1. The “Found New Hardware” help message Select “Take no action” and then select the “Always appears in the bottom-right corner of your do the selected action” checkbox. (This checkbox screen.
■ Camera Operation ■ PC Operation 1. FinePixViewer automatically starts up and the PictureHello window opens (Windows only). i When the camera and computer are exchanging data, the self timer lamp flashes and the viewfinder lamp flashes alternately green and orange. i “PC CAM”...
7.4 Disconnecting the Camera Windows 98/98 SE No PC operation is needed. Windows Me/2000 Professional/XP 1. Right-click the removable disk icon in the “My Computer” window and select Eject. This step is only required in Windows Me. 1. Quit all applications (FinePixViewer etc.) that are using the camera.
8 Using FinePixViewer 8.1 Saving Images on Your Computer and viewing images This section gives a brief overview of how to use Mac OS 8.6-9.2 FinePixViewer. Refer to these instructions while you are using FinePixViewer. 1. Connect the camera to your computer in DSC mode (➡P.84).
8.3 Using the FinePix Internet Service 8.3.2 User Registration ■ For Windows and Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 NOTE Mac OS X users should refer to P.96. NOTE Using FinePixViewer also allows you to access the Your user ID and password are very important. Make FinePix Internet Service via the Internet.
5. Enter the required information in the user Once you complete the registration, a confirmation E-mail is sent. Wait a few moments until the registration page. message is sent. ■ For Mac OS X To use the FinePix Internet services, users must first register.
8.4 Mastering FinePixViewer For more information on FinePixViewer functions not fully explained in this manual, refer to “How to Use FinePixViewer” in the Help menu for details. ■ To read “How to Use FinePixViewer”... You must install Adobe Acrobat Reader. See P.79 for information on installing Acrobat Reader.
FinePixViewer folder to the Trash. Then click “Empty Trash” in the “Special” menu. System Expansion Options e By using the FinePix A204 together with other optional FUJIFILM products, your system can be expanded to fill a wide range of uses. FinePix A204...
The optional accessories (sold separately) can make taking pictures with the FinePix A204 even easier. For information on how to attach and use the accessories, refer to the instructions provided with the accessory used. Visit the FUJIFILM web site for the latest information on camera accessories. http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/index.html h xD-Picture Card These are separately available xD-Picture Cards.
In contact with chemicals such as pesticides or next to FUJIFILM lens cleaning paper and wipe gently. rubber or vinyl products for long periods of time. h Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD ■...
Plug the connection cord plug securely into the DC input terminal of the FUJIFILM Digital camera. h Turn off the power switch of the FUJIFILM Digital camera before disconnecting the connection cord from the FUJIFILM Digital camera’s DC input terminal.
Data may be lost or destroyed in the following fingerprints, etc.), wipe it clean with a soft, dry cloth. situations. Please note that FUJIFILM assumes no h Clean the memory card with a soft dry piece of cloth responsibility for data that is lost or destroyed.
It may be necessary to format the xD-Picture Card. If the error message is still displayed, replace the xD-Picture Card. i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. i Wipe the contact area on the xD-Picture Card with a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to format the xD-Picture Card.
Warning Displays Warning Displayed Explanation Camera malfunction or fault. The lens cover is not open. Troubleshooting Remedy Troubleshooting No power. i Switch the camera on again, taking care not to touch the lens. i Switch the camera off and on again. Open the lens cover.
Troubleshooting e If you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more. Troubleshooting Possible causes Can’t use the flash to take i The shutter button was pressed while the pictures. flash was charging. i The batteries are exhausted. i The Suppressed Flash mode is selected.
✽ These specifications are subject to change without notice. i 2AA-size Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries (sold separately) FUJIFILM shall not be held liable for damages resulting i AC Power Adapter AC-3V (sold separately) from errors in this Owner’s Manual.
DPOF is a format used for recording information on a storage media (image memory card, etc.) that allows you to specify which of the frames shot using a digital camera are printed and how many prints are made of each image.
This can cause a fire or electric shock. disassemble. Do not use the batteries except as ● Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. specified. Never attempt to take pictures while in Load the batteries with the poles positioned as indicated by the + and _ marks.
Build-up of dust in your camera can cause the casing or cause a fire. a fire or electric shock. h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to request Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC power adapter when you are cleaning the camera or if you intend to leave the camera unused for a long period.
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