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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 Instruction Manual

Konica minolta instruction manual digital camera dimage x60.

 
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Summary of Contents

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    Konica Minolta Photo World: www.konicaminoltaphotoworld.com Become a member of Konica Minolta Photo World today, free of charge, and enter the fascinating world of Konica Minolta photography. Register now, save 29.99 EUR, get DiMAGE Messenger for free! © 2005 Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. under the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention.

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    Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.

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    • Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required. • The subject must not be closer than 1 m when photographing portraits with flash in order to avoid damage to the eyes.

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    This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. FCC Compliance Statement Declaration on Conformity Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging USA Inc. Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions: (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 5: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS The getting up and running section covers how to prepare the camera for use. It contains important information about power supplies and memory cards. The basic operation of this camera is covered in the recording - basic operation section between pages 21 and 31, and the playback - basic oper- ation section between pages 32 and 35.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Playback - advanced operation ...54 Playing back voice memos and audio captions ...54 Playing back movies and audio recordings ...55 Navigating the playback menu...56 Deleting image and audio files...58 Audio caption ...59 Locking files ...60 Image pasting...60 Copy and E-mail Copy...62 Slide show ...65 Dissolve ...65 Crop frame ...66...

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    NAMES OF PARTS * This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual (p. 106). Mode switch (p. 21) Self-timer lamp (p. 38) Shutter-release button DC terminal (p.

  • Page 8: Getting Up And Running, Charging The Battery, Inserting The Battery

    Getting up and running INSERTING THE BATTERY This digital camera uses one NP-700 lithium-ion battery. Before using the battery, read the safety warnings on pages 3 and 4 of this manual. When replacing the battery, the camera should be turned off (p.19).

  • Page 9: Battery-condition Indicator, Auto Power Save, Ac Adapter (sold Separately), Attaching The Strap

    BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator displayed on the LCD moni- tor. The indicator changes from white to red when battery power is low. Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged. This indicator is dis- played when the camera is on.

  • Page 10: Installing And Removing A Memory Card, Internal-memory Indicator, Turning The Camera On

    INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD Always turn off the camera and confirm the indicator lamp is not lit before changing the memory card, otherwise the card may be damaged, and data lost. This camera has approximately 15 MB of internal storage so images can be recorded without a memory card.

  • Page 11: Setting The Date And Time, Recording Mode - Basic Operation, Handling The Camera

    SETTING THE DATE AND TIME After initially inserting a memory card and batteries, the camera’s clock and calendar must be set. When images are recorded, the image data is saved with the date and time of recording. If the clock and calendar have not been set, a message is displayed for a few seconds each time the camera is turned on.

  • Page 12: Lcd Monitor Display, Camera-shake Warning, Using The Zoom Lens

    LCD MONITOR DISPLAY Recording mode Flash modes (p. 28) Automatic digital subject program display (p. 25) Image size (p. 42) Image quality (p. 42) Battery-condition indicator (p. 16) Focus frame Internal-memory indicator (p. 19) Drive mode (p. 37) Frame counter (p. 43) Camera-shake warning Focus signal (p.

  • Page 13: Basic Recording Operation, Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection, Focus Lock, Focus Range, Focus Signals

    BASIC RECORDING OPERATION Slide the mode switch to the digital-subject-program or recording position. The operation for both modes is the same. Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection is only active in the digital-sub- ject-program mode. Place the subject anywhere within the focus frame. Make sure the subject is within the focus range of the lens (p.

  • Page 14: Special Focusing Situations

    Recording - basic operation FOCUS SIGNALS This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The focus signal in the lower right corner of the LCD monitor indicates the focus status. The shutter can be released regardless if the camera can focus on the subject or not.

  • Page 15: Flash Modes, Flash Range - Automatic Operation, Flash Signals, Display Button - Recording Mode

    FLASH MODES The flash can be used when taking still images. To select the flash mode, press the up key of the controller (1) on the back of the camera until the desired mode is dis- played. Press the shutter-release button to set the mode.

  • Page 16: Digital Subject Programs

    DIGITAL SUBJECT PROGRAMS Digital subject programs optimize the camera’s exposure, white-balance, and image-processing systems for specif- ic conditions and subjects. Set the mode switch to the Digital Subject Program posi- tion. Simply press the left and right keys of the controller to select the appropriate subject program;...

  • Page 17: Playback - Basic Operation, Single-frame Playback Display, Rotating Images, Deleting Single Images

    PLAYBACK - BASIC OPERATION Images can be viewed in the playback mode. The playback mode has additional functions, see page 54. The camera does not need to be turned on with the lens cover to play back images. To view recorded images, press the playback button (1). If the camera is off, continue to press the button until the monitor activates.

  • Page 18: Display Button - Playback Mode, Index Playback, Enlarged Playback

    DISPLAY BUTTON - PLAYBACK MODE The display button controls the LCD monitor display. Each time the button is pressed, the display switches between full display and image only. Full display INDEX PLAYBACK To view the recorded images in a 6-frame index, press the left side of the zoom lever (W).

  • Page 19: Recording - Advanced Operation, Movie Recording, Drive Modes, Multi Frame, Self-timer

    RECORDING - ADVANCED OPERATION MOVIE RECORDING This camera can record digital video with sound. Simply slide the mode switch to the movie/audio recording position (1). The frame counter shows the total recording time for the next movie clip. Total recording time varies with the frame rate, see page 53.

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    Self-timer Used for self-portraits, the self-timer delays the release of the shutter for approximately ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer drive mode is selected with the down key of the controller (p. 37). With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture as described in the basic recording operation section (p.

  • Page 21: Navigating The Recording Menus

    NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENUS The recording menu displayed varies with the position of the mode switch. Pressing the menu button (1) turns the menu on and off. The four-way keys of the con- troller (2) move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the controller enters a setting.

  • Page 22: Image Size And Image Quality, Color Mode

    IMAGE SIZE AND IMAGE QUALITY Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the image size, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the final use of the image - smaller images are more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes produce higher quality prints.

  • Page 23: White Balance, Custom Key Function, Auto Reset

    WHITE BALANCE White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral. The effect is similar to selecting daylight or tungsten film, or using color compensating filters in conventional photography. One automatic and four preset white-balance setting are available with still image and movie recording;...

  • Page 24: Camera Sensitivity - Iso, Flash Range And Camera Sensitivity, Metering Modes, Instant Playback

    CAMERA SENSITIVITY - ISO Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected with a still image: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400; the numerical values are based on an ISO equivalent; the higher the number, the more sensitive the camera. Sensitivity can be changed in section 2 of the recording menu (p. 40). This cannot be changed with movie recording or digital subject programs.

  • Page 25: Exposure Compensation, Voice Memo

    EXPOSURE COMPENSATION The camera exposure can be adjusted to make the final picture lighter or darker by as much as ±2Ev in 1/3 increments with still image and movie recording; exposure compensation cannot be used with digital subject programs. When auto reset (p. 45) is active, exposure compensation is reset to 0.0 when the camera is turned off.

  • Page 26: Date Imprinting, Digital Zoom

    Camera Notes The date and time of recording can be viewed with the camera in the playback mode, or on a computer with DiMAGE Master Lite. This software is provided on the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM included with the camera.

  • Page 27: Recording Mode, Audio Recording, Frame Rate & Movie File Sizes, Movie Mode

    Press shutter button to record. The writing speed of the memory card may prematurely end the recording of a movie clip. Test the card before important events. Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility infor- mation: MOVIE MODE Recording audio.

  • Page 28: Playback - Advanced Operation, Playing Back Voice Memos And Audio Captions

    PLAYBACK - ADVANCED OPERATION The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on pages 32 through 35. This section covers how to playback movie clips and audio tracks as well as the advanced func- tion on the playback menu. PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS AND AUDIO CAPTIONS When a voice memo (p.

  • Page 29: Navigating The Playback Menu

    NAVIGATING THE PLAYBACK MENU Navigating the menu is simple. The menu button turns the menu on and off (1). The left/right and up/down keys of the controller (2) control the cursor and change settings on the menu. Pressing the center but- ton of the controller selects menu options and sets adjustments.

  • Page 30: Deleting Image And Audio Files, Audio Caption

    DELETING IMAGE AND AUDIO FILES Deleting permanently erases the file. Once deleted, a file cannot be recovered. Care should be taken when deleting images. Single, multiple, or all files can be deleted in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 56). Files must be unlocked before they can be deleted (p.

  • Page 31: Locking Files, Image Pasting

    LOCKING FILES Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. To lock images in the internal memory, remove the memo- ry card from the camera. A locked file cannot be erased by a delete function. However, the format- ting function (p. 74) will erase all files whether locked or not. The lock function is in section 1 of the playback menu (p.

  • Page 32: Copy And E-mail Copy

    COPY AND E-MAIL COPY The copy function in section 1 of the playback menu (p. 56) makes exact copies of image, movie, or audio files and can store the copied data on another memory card or in the internal memory. E-mail Copy in menu section 3 makes a 640 X 480 (VGA) JPEG copy of an original still image so that it may be easily transmitted by e-mail.

  • Page 33: Slide Show, Dissolve, Crop Frame, Frame Capture

    E-mail Copy When the image(s) to be converted to an e-mail file are selected, the copy routine begins and a screen appears indicating the name of the Copied to 102KM_EM. folder containing the copied images; press the central button of the con- troller to return to the menu.

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    CROP FRAME A portion of a still image can be copied and saved in the memory location being used. To crop and save an image in the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera. E-mail Copy images cannot be cropped. Display the image to be cropped on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 35: Movie Editing

    MOVIE EDITING The edit-movie option in section 2 of the playback menu (p. 56) allows an unwanted section to be cut from a movie clip. The movie to be edited must first be displayed in the playback mode before opening the playback menu. To display the movie in the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera.

  • Page 36: About Dpof, Dpof Setup, Date Print, Index Print

    ABOUT DPOF This camera is supported by DPOF™. The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows direct printing of still images from digital cameras. After the DPOF file is created, the memory card is simply taken to a photofinishing service or inserted into the memory-card slot of DPOF compatible printers. When a DPOF file is created, a misc.

  • Page 37: Setup Mode, Navigating The Setup Menu, Language

    SETUP MODE The setup menu is used to control the camera’s functions and operation. The navigating the setup menu section covers the operation of the menu. The section is followed by detailed descriptions of the settings. NAVIGATING THE SETUP MENU The setup menu is opened from the other menus.

  • Page 38: Lcd Monitor Brightness, Formatting Memory Cards, File Number (#) Memory, Folder Name

    The next two letters refer to Konica Minolta, and the last three numbers indicate the camera used; 026 indicates a File # memory DiMAGE X60. Folder name Std. form A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is followed by one register for the year, two register for the month, and two registers for the day: 101YMMDD.

  • Page 39: Audio Signals, Focus Signal, Shutter Fx, Volume, Auto Power Save

    AUDIO SIGNALS Every time a button is pressed, an audio signal gives a positive confirmation of the operation. The audio signals can be turned off in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 72). Two audio signals are avail- able. FOCUS SIGNAL When the shutter-release button is pressed partway down, an audio signal confirms the AF system has focused.

  • Page 40: Reset Default, Date And Time, Transfer Mode

    RESET DEFAULT This function in section 3 of the setup menu (p. 72) affects all modes. When selected, a confirmation screen appears; choosing “Yes” resets the following functions and settings, “No” cancels the opera- tion. Recording mode Focus area Wide focus frame Monitor display Full display Exposure compensation...

  • Page 41: Data-transfer Mode, System Requirements, Connecting The Camera To A Computer

    Windows 98 driver software must repeat the installation procedure. The updated ver- sion of the driver software included on the supplied Digital Camera Software CD-ROM is required for the operation of the DiMAGE X60 with a computer. The new software has no affect on the per- formance of the older cameras.

  • Page 42: Connecting To Windows 98 And 98se, Automatic Installation, Manual Installation

    Windows operating systems. Automatic Installation Before connecting the camera to the computer, place the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. The launcher should automatically activate. To automatically install the Windows 98 USB driver, click on the “Install the Windows 98 USB Mass-Storage Driver”...

  • Page 43: Removing The Driver Software - Windows

    Click on the locations to display the files. The driver should be indicated with Konica Minolta, the camera name, or “USB Mass Storage Device.” Under certain conditions, the driver name may be different. However, the driver will be indicated by either a question mark or exclamation point.

  • Page 44: Folder Organization

    FOLDER ORGANIZATION Once the camera is connected to the computer, image and audio files can be accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders are located in the DCIM folder. The misc. folder contains DPOF print files (p. 70). To copy images and audio recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into a loca- tion in the computer.

  • Page 45: Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition, Windows Xp, 2000 Professional, And Me, Macintosh

    DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM A COMPUTER Never disconnect the camera when the indicator lamp is lit - the data or memory card may permanently be damaged. Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition Confirm that the indicator lamp is not lit. Turn the camera off, and then disconnect the USB cable. Windows XP, 2000 Professional, and Me To disconnect the camera, click once on the unplug-or-eject-hardware icon located on the task bar.

  • Page 46: Changing The Memory Card - Data-transfer Mode, Remote Camera System Requirements

    The driver needs only to be installed once. This driver is not compatible with Macintosh operating systems. Before connecting the camera to the computer, place the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. The launcher should automatically activate. To install the driver, click on the “Camera Support Applications” but- ton, then click on the “Install the Remote-Camera Driver”...

  • Page 47: Connecting The Remote Camera, Notes On Remote Camera Operation, Pictbridge

    CONNECTING THE REMOTE CAMERA Before the camera can be connected to a computer, the remote camera driver must be installed, see page 91. A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to a computer. The use of the AC adapter set (sold separately) is recommended over the use of the battery. For users with Windows 98SE, the USB driver must be installed before connecting the camera to a computer (p.

  • Page 48: Notes On Printing Errors

    PICTBRIDGE Confirm the transfer-mode option in section 3 of the setup menu is set to PictBridge. To print the images in the camera’s internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera. Connect the camera to a PictBridge compatible printer using the cam- era’s USB cable.

  • Page 49: Navigating The Pictbridge Menu

    NAVIGATING THE PICTBRIDGE MENU Pressing the menu button (1) turns the menu on and off. The four-way keys of the controller (2) move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the controller enters a setting. The options that can be changed vary with the printer.

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    Paper size The paper size of the print can be specified in section 2 of the PictBridge menu. The printer setup option uses the size set with the printer. Highlight the current size setting in the menu and press the center button of the controller to open the paper-size screen.

  • Page 51: Kodak Easyshare Software

    If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you require administrator privileges to install Kodak EasyShare software. A copy of Apple QuickTime 6 is supplied on the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM for Windows operating systems. For more on QuickTime, see page 104. For ser- vice and support, visit Kodak at: www.kodak.com/go/easysharesupportsw_english...

  • Page 52: Dimage Master Lite

    Adobe Reader can be downloaded at www.adobe.com. 1. Close all software applications that are open on your computer including antivirus software. 2. Place the Digital Camera Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 3. Install the software: Windows based computer – The launcher appears. Click the camera support Applications but- ton and then the install DiMAGE Master Lite button to begin the installation routine.

  • Page 53: Quicktime System Requirements, Appendix, Troubleshooting

    QUICKTIME SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS To install QuickTime, follow the instructions in the IBM PC / AT Compatible installer. QuickTime is not supplied with the camera Pentium processor-based PC in all sales regions. Users can download the latest or compatible computer version of QuickTime free of charge from the Apple Computer web site: http://www.apple.com.

  • Page 54: About The Lithium-ion Battery Charger Cord, Care And Storage, Camera Care, Cleaning, Storage

    • A special built-in battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the camera battery is exhausted or removed. If the camera resets each time the battery is replaced, the built-in battery is exhausted. It must be replaced at a Konica Minolta service facility.

  • Page 55: Before Important Events And Journeys, Operating Temperatures And Conditions, Lcd Monitor Care, Copyright

    Before important events and journeys • Check the camera’s operation; take test pictures and purchase spare batteries. • Konica Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by equipment malfunction. Operating temperatures and conditions • This camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).

  • Page 56: Technical Specifications

    Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Complicated). Appendix Battery: Konica Minolta NP-700 lithium-ion battery. Battery performance (recording): Approximately 150 frames: based on the CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standard: NP-700 lithium-ion battery, 2560x1920 image size, standard image quality, no instant playback, no voice memo, flash used with 50% of the frames.

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