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  • Page 1 Color Digital Camera User's Guide 4010705 S01-00...
  • Page 2 Color Guide (included in the CD-ROM in some locations) Explains the basics of color imaging and shows you how to get the most from your PhotoPC 800 and other EPSON products. See “Viewing the Color Guide” on page 2-29 of this User’s Guide for information on accessing the Color Guide.
  • Page 4 ® COLOR DIGITAL CAMERA User’s Guide...
  • Page 5 Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183 AT Amstelveen resulting from the use of the information contained herein. The Netherlands Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable Declares that the Product: to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses,...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Attaching the hand strap to your camera ..1-9 PhotoPC 800 Features ......1 Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card .
  • Page 7 Making Audio Recordings for Photos ....2-22 Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector ..3-11 Right after taking photos ....2-22 For existing photos .
  • Page 8 Cleaning the camera ..... . . 6-2 Faxon EPSON ......B-2 Storing the camera .
  • Page 9 Your dealer ....... .B-4 EPSON Helpdesk ......B-4 For Singapore Users.
  • Page 10: Introduction

    PhotoPC 800 Features easy-to-use digital camera that enables you to take full-color pictures for use with your computer. The PhotoPC 800 is a complete system for capturing digital PhotoPC 800 comes with everything you need, images, and includes the following features.
  • Page 11: Options

    EPSON Program Uploader software that lets you product number, which varies by country. upload optional programs to the camera from your computer The PhotoPC 800 comes with a Power Pack (described above), and an 8 MB CompactFlash Card. ® Pictures compatible with both Windows ®...
  • Page 12: For United Kingdom Users - Use Of Options

    For United Kingdom users - use of options To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the EPSON (UK) LTD shall not be liable against any camera where flammable or volatile gas is stored. damages or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable products other than those Do not use outdoors during a thunderstorm.
  • Page 13: When Using The Hand Strap

    16 instructions before using these products. Amp circuit breaker. Use only the EPSON Ni-MH Battery Charger, Bei Anschluß des Produkts an die Model EU-38 to charge the EPSON Ni-MH Stromversorgung muß sichergestellt werden, daß...
  • Page 14 If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered your equipment; if your equipment has Only use the batteries in EPSON Digital Cameras been exposed to rain or water; if your equipment as specified in this manual.
  • Page 15: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the immediately. charger where flammable or volatile gas is stored. Never use EPSON Ni-MH batteries in combination with any other type of batteries, and always use batteries from the same package as a Warnings, Cautions, and Notes set.
  • Page 16: Unpacking Your Photopc 800

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter prepares you to use your PhotoPC 800 Unpacking Your PhotoPC 800 and covers the following topics. Make sure you have everything shown below. Unpacking your PhotoPC 800 Camera parts Charging, installing and replacing batteries...
  • Page 17: Camera Parts

    Back view Camera Parts After you unpack your PhotoPC 800, take a few minutes to learn about its features, as shown below. Front view status light viewfinder & dial switch shooting light microphone display panel dial switch dial switch lock...
  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Bottom view Display panel battery cover lock monochrome image quality memory card cover sensitivity indicator (see page 2-7) battery cover (see page 2-15) (see page 2-25) self timer tripod socket (see page 2-6) white balance flash (see page 2-9) (see page 2-8) memory card cover lock low battery icon...
  • Page 19: Using The Batteries

    Using the Batteries a long time without use. See “Storing the batteries” on page 1-8 for storage instructions. Your PhotoPC 800 comes with four Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (Model EU-24) and the Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries wear out with repeated Battery Charger (Model EU-38). Be sure to charge your use;...
  • Page 20 Install the batteries into the compartments, Caution: positioning the + and - ends as shown. Be sure to insert all plugs and connectors firmly and completely. Caution: Install and charge two or four batteries at a When the batteries are fully charged, the light time for your camera.
  • Page 21: Installing The Batteries

    Installing the batteries Insert both batteries into the compartment, positioning the + and - ends as shown below. Before installing the batteries, be sure to read the Then lower the battery cover. safety instructions in “When using the charger and batteries”...
  • Page 22: Replacing The Batteries

    Replacing the batteries Handling the batteries Replace your PhotoPC 800 batteries when the low Keep the battery ends clean by wiping them with a dry battery icon appears on the camera’s display cloth. panel. Be sure to replace both batteries at the same Warning: time.
  • Page 23: Storing The Batteries

    Storing the batteries Warning: Be sure to securely cover the + end of each If you do not plan to use the camera for a long period battery with tape to prevent combustion or of time, remove the batteries and store them at a low explosion when disposing.
  • Page 24: Setting Up Your Camera

    Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card Setting Up Your Camera You need to install a CompactFlash Card in your This section explains how to attach the hand strap to camera before you can take any photos. Follow these your camera, install a memory card, and make a few steps.
  • Page 25: Setting The Language

    Caution: Never remove the card while the camera is on. Data in the card may be lost or front of card damaged. Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight, or in places that are extremely hot, humid, or dusty. Close the cover.
  • Page 26: Setting The Date And Time

    800. Turn to Chapter 2, “Taking Pictures” for simple, step-by-step instructions. Note: If you connect the PhotoPC 800 to your computer and access After taking photos, you can transfer the images to EPSON Photo!3 when the camera's clock is not set, the...
  • Page 27 By inserting your card into your computer’s memory card slot directly or PCMCIA adapter. To use the PCMCIA adapter with your CompactFlash Card, see “Installing a CompactFlash Card into your computer” on page 5-2. 1-12 Getting Started...
  • Page 28: Chapter 2 Taking Pictures

    Chapter 2 Taking Pictures Using the PhotoPC 800 to take pictures is similar to Getting Ready using a traditional “point and shoot” camera. This chapter explains how to take photos with the camera This section helps you prepare to take pictures with and covers the following topics.
  • Page 29: Checking The Display Panel

    If you want to save your photos before you erase them, connect the camera to your computer Checking the display panel and transfer the photos as described in the EPSON The large number in the lower right Photo!3 User’s Guide.
  • Page 30: Using The Dial Switch

    Using the dial switch In the Program and Manual camera modes, while holding the shutter You can turn the camera on by button down halfway, the turning its dial switch to one of exposure value appears on the left six different positions. This and the shutter speed appears on section gives an overview of the right.
  • Page 31: Making Basic Settings

    Note: Photos” for details. Using EPSON Photo!3, you can also take photos and make basic settings from a computer to which the PhotoPC 800 For using Direct Print, EPSON Photo!3, and is properly connected. See the EPSON Photo!3 User’s other software. See Chapter 4, “Using Direct Guide for more details.
  • Page 32 Look straight through the viewfinder and center Hold the camera still until the status light above your subject in the cross-hairs. the LCD monitor comes back on, or until the camera beeps. Then release the shutter button. Note: Make sure you are not blocking the lens with your You can take another photo when the shooting finger, strap, clothing, or other object.
  • Page 33: Using The Self Timer

    Using the self timer Note: To stop taking a picture after pressing the shutter Turning on the self timer creates a 10-second button, press the shutter button again, or press the delay between the time you press the shutter timer button. button and the moment the actual image is You can also use the self timer with the continuous captured, allowing you to take pictures of yourself.
  • Page 34: Making Settings In The Viewfinder Dial Position

    Images are captured in color at 1600 × Adjusting the image quality 1200 pixels. These pictures have moderate detail, and approximately 24 The PhotoPC 800 has four image quality settings. pictures can be stored in the included 8 Press the image quality button on the camera to MB CompactFlash Card.
  • Page 35: Setting The Flash

    Setting the flash Note: After you take a picture using the HyPict setting, the The built-in flash is effective within a range of 50 to camera takes approximately 12 seconds to process an 340 centimeters, or 15 to 50 centimeters when using image to the memory card.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Sensitivity Setting

    Adjusting the sensitivity setting Forced flash The flash fires with every picture you take. When taking pictures with the viewfinder, you can Use this setting to compensate for use the camera’s ISO button to change the sensitivity backlighting; for example, when you are setting.
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Exposure Setting

    Adjusting the exposure setting Taking Pictures Using the LCD monitor When taking pictures with the viewfinder, you can Using the LCD monitor allows use the camera’s + or - button to change the exposure you to verify the whole image setting.
  • Page 38: Using The Digital Zoom Feature

    Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto focus. A small green circle appears on the Your PhotoPC 800’s digital zoom feature allows you upper right corner of the monitor. If you wish, you to double the size of your images. Follow the steps can now move your subject off-center without below.
  • Page 39: Using The Macro Setting To Take Close-Ups

    Using the macro setting to take close-ups Taking panoramas For best results when taking pictures of You can take panoramas using the LCD objects 15 to 50 centimeters away from the monitor. Follow the steps below. camera, use the macro feature. Follow the Open the lens cover and turn the camera’s dial steps below.
  • Page 40: Making Settings In The Lcd Monitor Dial Position

    With the PhotoPC 800, the file size of a panorama photo Auto exposure is smaller than the file size of any other photo of the Divided brightness metering system same image quality. Sports For photographing quickly moving subjects. Uses the...
  • Page 41: Adjusting The White Balance Setting

    Open the lens cover and turn the camera’s dial Adjusting the white balance setting switch to The PhotoPC 800 has three white balance settings that In the Program camera mode, press the W.B. are accessible when in the Program or Manual camera button to select AUTO, FIX or CUSTOM.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Sensitivity Setting

    How to adjust the sensitivity Adjusting the sensitivity setting Follow the steps below to change the sensitivity. Your PhotoPC 800 has the following sensitivity settings: Make sure you are using the Program or Manual “Making the camera mode camera mode.
  • Page 43: Making Basic Exposure Adjustments

    Making basic exposure adjustments Reduce the exposure setting when: You want to make your photos darker. Exposure refers to the amount of light the camera captures when a photo is taken. The photo you have taken is too bright, and you want to increase the darkness.
  • Page 44: Making Advanced Exposure Adjustments

    Make sure you are using the Manual camera When shooting under poor photographic mode. (See “Making the camera mode setting” conditions, EPSON recommends taking several on page 2-24.) photos of the same object using different exposures. Open the lens cover, then turn the camera’s dial...
  • Page 45: Making Manual Focus Settings

    Press the ISO button to change the exposure Open the lens cover, then turn the camera’s dial setting to MANUAL. Then press the + button to switch to increase the shutter speed, or press the - button to If you want to make focus settings manually when reduce the shutter speed.
  • Page 46: Changing The Metering System

    Changing the metering system How to change the metering system Follow the steps below to change the metering system. Your camera is set to the divided brightness metering system by default. When in the Manual camera mode, Make sure you are using the Manual camera you can change freely between the divided brightness mode.
  • Page 47: Taking Multiple Exposures

    Open the lens cover. Taking Multiple Exposures Note: To use the continuous shooting or time lapse shooting The settings you can make using the dial switch to feature, turn the camera’s dial switch to remain when you use the continuous shooting feature. Turn the dial switch to and make the appropriate settings.
  • Page 48: Using The Time Lapse Feature

    Press the shutter button and hold it down to begin Hold down the MENU button until the screen taking a series of photos. changes and INTERVAL appears on the LCD monitor. Release the button to stop taking pictures. The hours, minutes, and seconds appear in the center of the screen, with seconds highlighted.
  • Page 49: Making Audio Recordings For Photos

    HyPict image quality setting is selected, you cannot Making Audio Recordings for Photos make audio recordings. Your PhotoPC 800 has a built-in microphone for Turn the camera’s dial switch to recording messages to attach to your photos. You can make three, five or ten second audio recordings just Press the MENU button.
  • Page 50: For Existing Photos

    Note: You can make three, five, or ten second To make recordings when using the continuous recordings. Press the button next to the desired shooting or time lapse feature, turn the dial switch time. . See “Using the continuous shooting If there is already a message on the current photo, feature”...
  • Page 51: Making Additional Settings

    Making the camera mode setting clock, the beep, the LCD monitor’s brightness level, and the automatic shut-off time. You can also set the The PhotoPC 800 has three camera modes to fit your display language. photographic needs. Each mode gives you a different amount of control over the camera settings, whether taking photos with the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
  • Page 52: Changing The Color/Monochrome Setting

    Changing the color/monochrome setting Predefined exposure You can take both color and monochrome photos with Basic or custom white balance the PhotoPC 800. To select change between color and monochrome, follow these steps. Manual camera mode For experienced users who want complete control Note: over the camera’s wide array of settings and features.
  • Page 53: Quick Shooting Feature

    Quick shooting feature You cannot make audio recordings when using the quick shooting feature. After taking a picture, the PhotoPC 800 takes few When battery power or CompactFlash Card memory is seconds to process and save the image in the installed low, you cannot use the quick shooting feature.
  • Page 54: Setting The Lcd Monitor's Brightness

    Changing the setting Setting the LCD monitor’s brightness To change this feature’s setting, follow these steps. Follow the steps below to change the LCD monitor’s brightness level. Turn the camera’s dial switch to Turn the dial switch to Press the MENU button. The current setting appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 55: Making User Settings For White Balance

    Making user settings for white balance Note: To cancel the white balance setting, press the MENU Following the steps below to create your own white button. balance setting. Press the shutter button to make the new setting. Note: The custom white balance setting does not change even To use your custom white balance setting, see when the camera is turned off.
  • Page 56: Selecting A Folder In The Compactflash Card

    Selecting a folder in the CompactFlash Card Viewing the Color Guide If there is more than one folder in your CompactFlash The Color Guide, included in your Color Guide CD- Card, you can use your camera to change the folder ROM, contains ideas for taking pictures with your your camera accesses.
  • Page 57 2-30 Taking Pictures...
  • Page 58: Chapter 3 Viewing And Managing Your Photos

    Erasing photos Displaying multiple photos Preventing photos from being erased The PhotoPC 800’s monitor can display one, four or Viewing photo information nine photos at a time. To change the number of photos displayed, follow these steps. Turn the camera’s dial switch to A photo appears on the LCD screen.
  • Page 59: Magnifying Photos

    Magnifying photos Note: The message No Images appears when there are no You can view a magnified version of any image saved photos saved in the camera’s CompactFlash Card. in your camera with the camera’s LCD monitor. The size of the image four increases by four, and is divided To display four images at a time, press the ISO into nine parts.
  • Page 60: Viewing A Slide Show Of Your Photos

    Viewing a slide show of your photos To pause and restart the slide show, press the MENU button. When paused, you can view the The slide show feature automatically plays back previous photo by pressing the ISO button. photos on your camera’s LCD monitor. Your PhotoPC To stop the slide show, press the button at the 800’s slide show includes navigation features and gives you full control of the photos in your slide show.
  • Page 61 Rotating photos Note: A number appears in the upper left corner of each photo You can display photos in the slide show rotated 90 that is currently included in the slide show. degrees to the right or left. To rotate a photo, follow these steps.
  • Page 62: Viewing Photo Information

    Viewing photo information To display this photo information, follow these steps. You can view the following information about the Turn the camera’s dial switch to currently displayed photo on the LCD monitor. Hold down the MENU button until the screen Image Number: Folder name and number of changes, then press the W.B.
  • Page 63 To make choosing photos easier, you can display A confirmation message appears. Press the button four or nine photos at a time by pressing the ISO next to Yes to erase the selected photos. Press the button once or twice. A white frame appears button next to No to cancel.
  • Page 64: Locking And Unlocking Photos

    Locking and unlocking all the photos To select that photo, press the button next to Select once. a red frame appears around the To lock or unlock all the photos in the camera’s selected photo. CompactFlash Card at once, follow these steps. To select more photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.
  • Page 65: Erasing Audio Recordings

    Locking and unlocking selected photos To unlock the selected photos, press the button next to Release on the LCD monitor. To lock or unlock selected photos from the CompactFlash Card in your camera, follow these steps. Erasing audio recordings Turn the camera’s dial switch to To erase audio recordings from the CompactFlash Card in your camera, follow these steps.
  • Page 66: Using Your Computer

    Uploading programs to the camera Using Your Computer Note: You can use your PhotoPC 800 to transfer pictures When the camera is connected to your computer with saved in CompactFlash Card to your computer. This a serial cable, it turns off automatically after five allows you to view your photos on your computer minutes of inactivity.
  • Page 67: Viewing Pictures On A Television

    PAL specifications. Connect the video cable to the VIDEO OUT port on the camera as shown below. The following procedure is one example of connecting the PhotoPC 800 to your television. Make sure the camera and television are turned off. 3-10...
  • Page 68: Viewing Pictures With An Epson Projector

    Viewing Pictures with an EPSON Projector video input port on the television. You can display the images in your camera on an EPSON Projector by using the video cable that came with your PhotoPC 800. See your EPSON Projector documentation for more details.
  • Page 69 3-12 Viewing and Managing Your Photos...
  • Page 70: Chapter 4 Using Direct Print To Print Photos

    EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide. Print all, Print, Album, Sticker, and Index (contact sheet) printing modes You can connect the PhotoPC 800 directly to your printer to print the images, using the Direct Print Fast, Fine and Normal printing modes program installed in your camera. This chapter describes how, and includes information on the following topics.
  • Page 71: Requirements

    S041061 You need the following items to use the Direct Print S041026 program. Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6) S041054 Digital camera: EPSON PhotoPC 800 Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter) S041029 S041062 Printer: Using the Direct Print Program Photo Paper (A3) S041142 Ver.
  • Page 72: Connecting Your Camera To The Printer

    Plug the connector cable into the camera’s Connecting your camera to the printer interface port. Follow these steps to connect your camera to a printer. Make sure both the camera and the printer are turned off. Connect one end of the Macintosh serial cable to the serial connector on the back of the printer.
  • Page 73: Installing The Direct Print Program

    Installing the Direct Print Program serial cable connector into the serial port (for Windows) or the modem port or printer port (for Your PhotoPC 800 comes with Direct Print Ver. 3.0 Macintosh) on your computer. installed. If you uninstalled the program and want to...
  • Page 74: Printing Your Images

    To decide a print format, see the next section. camera using the Program Uploader Utility. See the EPSON Photo!3/File Uploader3 User’s Guide for instructions. You can also use your PhotoPC 800 to delete the program from a Compact Flash memory card. See “Copying or deleting programs using a CompactFlash Card”...
  • Page 75: Choosing A Print Format

    Choosing a print format A4/Letter The Direct Print program features five different formats. This section shows each format, and includes9 charts with each format’s available settings. Before printing, choose a format from the following 5 x 7 3.5 x 5 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 8 x 10...
  • Page 76 Index format Album format Prints small “thumbnail” images of all the photos Prints up to three images on A4 or Letter size in your camera on A4, Letter, or A6 size contact paper. Photos are placed on the left. You can sheets.
  • Page 77: Printing Procedures

    Printing procedures Sticker format Prints onto EPSON Photo Stickers. You can print 16 small copies (for Photo Stickers) or four small Making settings copies (for Photo Sticker 4) of the selected image Before printing, you need to make the print format, onto each Photo Sticker sheet.
  • Page 78 Note: Press the + button to print one copy of the framed The available settings and the information contents image. A check mark appears on the image you vary depending on the print mode you have selected. select. Press the + or - button to change the See the previous section for more information on each number of copies.
  • Page 79: Printing The Photos

    Printing the photos Turn on the printer and load the size and type of media you selected. For loading instructions, see To start printing, press the ISO button. The your printer’s documentation, and the current print settings appear on the screen. instructions that came with your media.
  • Page 80: Lcd Monitor And Display Panel Messages

    LCD Monitor and Display Panel Messages You selected a Paper Size that your printer does not support. Select an appropriate paper When printing with the Direct Print program, a size. (For information on variety of status messages may appear on the camera's available paper sizes, refer to LCD monitor or the printer’s display panel.
  • Page 81 Display panel messages Insert a Memory There is no memory card in the Card in the camera. Insert a CompactFlash Message Explanation camera. Card. For instructions, see “Installing and removing a E51: Another The printer is receiving a print CompactFlash Card” on page interface is job through another interface.
  • Page 82: Printed Image Dimensions

    Sticker format Printed Image Dimensions 27 × 20 mm Sticker 16: 56 × 42 mm Stickers 4: Print All /Print format Layout Paper Size Image setting setting Dimensions 339 × 254 mm 10 x 12 271 × 203 mm 8 x 10 220 ×...
  • Page 83 4-14 Using Direct Print to Print Photos...
  • Page 84: Chapter 5 Camera Options And Accessories

    8 MB CompactFlash Card to store photos. Using CompactFlash Memory Cards Note: You must install a memory card in your PhotoPC 800 before Using the PCMCIA adapter you can take pictures. To install a memory card, see Using the AC adapter “Installing and removing a CompactFlash Card”...
  • Page 85: Installing A Compactflash Card Into Your

    *For information about the availability of CompactFlash Cards in your area, contact your EPSON dealer. memory card Installing a CompactFlash Card into your Insert the adapter into your computer's Type II computer PCMCIA slot.
  • Page 86: Copying Photos Directly To A Computer

    CompactFlash Card” on Note: page 5-4. The PhotoPC 800 saves files in the automatically generated 100EPSON folder. Copying photos directly to a computer Files saved with the Save To Folder button are named automatically. For example, 91020001. The first digit, To copy photos directly from your CompactFlash 9, is the last number of the year you took photo.
  • Page 87: Copying Or Deleting Programs Using A

    Note: camera to the memory card’s OP-PROG folder. You can also upload programs to your memory card from your computer using the EPSON Program Remove the CompactFlash Card from the Uploader utility. See EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide. computer and insert it in the camera.
  • Page 88: Formatting Memory Cards

    11. A confirmation message appears. Press the Note: button next to Done to add or delete the program, If no memory card is installed in the camera, you or press the button next to No to cancel. cannot select MEMORY CARD FORMAT. A confirmation screen appears on the screen.
  • Page 89: Using The Ac Adapter

    The AC adapter (B86706 ) allows you to connect your cause fire, electrical shock, or injury. PhotoPC 800 to a standard electrical outlet. This is especially useful when you are previewing pictures, Do not use the AC power cable and the adapter...
  • Page 90 If your AC adapter has a separate AC power Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet. cable, push the cable connector firmly into the AC Caution: inlet. Place the camera and the AC adapter near an electrical outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
  • Page 91 Camera Options and Accessories...
  • Page 92: Chapter 6 Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Your PhotoPC 800 is easy to take care of, and any Maintenance problems you may have can be solved quickly and easily. Your PhotoPC 800 requires only basic care. Before you do any maintenance procedures on the camera, be See the following section for guidance on cleaning and sure to read “Safety Instructions”...
  • Page 93: Cleaning The Camera

    Cleaning the camera Do not store the camera in the following locations. Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight; for Use a clean, dry cloth to keep the camera free of example, on a car dashboard dust. Near sources of bright light or high humidity Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
  • Page 94: Problems And Solutions

    To erase pictures with the LCD monitor, see page charged before use. See “Charging the batteries” “Erasing photos” on page 3-5. To transfer pictures to on page 1-4 to charge the batteries. your computer before erasing them, see the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide. Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 95 When it is connected, you cannot use any of the Make sure the flash is set to . See buttons on the camera itself. See the EPSON “Setting the flash” on page 2-8 for more Photo!3 User’s Guide for instructions on taking information on setting the flash.
  • Page 96 Chapter 2, “Taking Pictures”. The LCD monitor turns off automatically when To adjust the white balance, exposure, and connected to the TV, or when you use EPSON sensitivity settings, you must first select the Photo!3. Program or Manual camera mode. See “Making The image on the LCD monitor screen is too dark, or the camera mode setting”...
  • Page 97 NTSC standard “Erasing photos” on page 3-5. To transfer pictures to can only be used with NTSC televisions, and your computer before erasing them, see the EPSON cameras purchased in countries conforming to the Photo!3 User’s Guide.
  • Page 98: Picture Problems

    If you are not satisfied with the pictures you get from range. When sensitivity is set to Standard, make your PhotoPC 800, you may need to adjust some of the sure you are at least 50 centimeters away from the camera’s settings, or you may need to brush up on...
  • Page 99 Your picture is too dark (underexposed). Your picture is too light (overexposed). You may need to use the flash. Set the flash to If you are using the forced flash setting, the flash , following the instructions in “Setting the may be too bright.
  • Page 100 LCD monitor rather than the also set the clock from your computer. For viewfinder to frame your subject. instructions, see the EPSON Photo!3 User’s Guide. Keep in mind that the area visible through the The color in your picture does not look right.
  • Page 101 6-10 Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 102: Appendix A Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications Product type Camera Type Digital still AF camera with LCD monitor Physical dimensions 1/2 inch color area CCD Width 113 mm (2.1 M pixels) Height 67.5 mm Zoom Digital 2× zoom Depth 35.5 mm LCD monitor 1.8-inch TFT color LCD monitor (110 K pixels) Weight 235 g...
  • Page 103: Recorded Image

    Recorded image Image quality HyPict (1984 × 1488 pixels, modes Data type JPEG image follow Exif Ver.2.1 1984 × 744 pixels) and recorded based on Design rule Super fine for camera file system(16 million (1600 × 1200 pixels, colors, 24bit) 1600 ×...
  • Page 104: Optical

    Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical (view range approx. 90%) Lens f = 7 mm Self timer Ten seconds (equivalent to a 38 mm lens on a 35 mm camera) Flash Automatic luminance control flash F2.4/8.0 Flash modes Automatic, forced flash, Focal length 0.5 m to infinity flash off, Slow Synchro 0.15 m to 0.5 m (macro mode)
  • Page 105: Functional

    19.2 Kbps or higher, max 230 Kbps (Automatic shut-off is set (for Windows and Macintosh serial to 10 seconds) cable) Playing back photos Approx. 55 min. Max. 12 Mbps (for the USB cable) 900K bps or 1.8 Mbps (for EPSON printers) Specifications...
  • Page 106 Cylindrical sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride rechargeable battery × Output DC 1.2 V 490 mA Size AA / IEC LR6 compatible Compatible batteries EPSON Ni-MH Batteries (Model EU-24) Ratings DC 1.2 V Charging time 2 batteries: Approx. 110 min. Temperature Charging: 5 to 35°C (Max.
  • Page 107: Compactflash Card

    Storage capacity 8 MB* Interface PCMCIA PC Card ATA Note: Card slot type Type II For information about the available CompactFlash Physical Dimensions: Card, contact your EPSON dealer. Width 54.0 mm Physical Dimensions: Height 85.6 mm Width 42.8 mm Depth 5.0 mm...
  • Page 108: Optional Ac Adapter

    Optional AC Adapter Model EU-37 Input AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz Output DC 3.4 V, 2.5 A Power Consumption Approx. 0.3 A, 14W Physical Dimensions: Width 43 mm Height 31 mm Depth 104 mm Weight Approx. 210 g (Without AC plug) Specifications...
  • Page 109 Specifications...
  • Page 110: Appendix B Contacting Customer Support

    EPSON recommends making back-ups of your images information in this guide, contact customer support before sending your camera for repairs. EPSON is not services for assistance. responsible for any lost images. To help us assist you more quickly, please provide the following information.
  • Page 111: Faxon Epson

    01442 227479 in the UK or 0044 1442 227479 from the Republic of Ireland. No membership is required. To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 in the UK or Make sure that your communications software is set 0044 1442 227332 from the Republic of Ireland using a to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity bit, ANSI terminal touch-tone phone.
  • Page 112: Pre Sales Enquiry Desk

    Technical information on installing, configuring, For Australian Users and operating your EPSON products EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be level of Customer Service. As well as this User's Guide, repaired within the warranty period we provide the following sources for obtaining information.
  • Page 113: Internet Url Http://Www.epson.com.au

    (065) 337-7911 EPSON Helpdesk Fax: (065) 334-1185 EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in diagnosing hardware For Hong Kong Users and software problems. They can also advise you on...
  • Page 114: Internet Home Page

    Internet home page For Philippines Users EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page To obtain technical support as well as other after sales in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON users with the following information.
  • Page 115 Contacting Customer Support...
  • Page 116: Appendix C Dial Position Settings

    Appendix C Dial Position Settings Display panel The PhotoPC 800 has seven dial positions. This chapter shows the available settings in each dial monochrome image quality position. Some dial positions have more than one sensitivity indicator self timer screen. To change the screen, push or hold down the MENU button.
  • Page 117: Available Settings In The Dial Position

    Available settings in the dial position Camera SETUP Press the MENU button to change screen Set date and time Set automatic shut-off feature 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 3 minutes Change camera mode Set LCD monitor's brightness FullAuto, Program, or Manual Set white balance custom settings Set beep Always, Never, or Shutter...
  • Page 118: Available Settings In The Dial Position

    Available settings in the dial position Available settings in the dial position Magnify photos When using the Program camera mode Erase/lock photos x1/x2 Turn digital zoom on/off All photos, selected photos Adjust exposure setting W.B. Erase individual photos From -2.0 to +2.0 by increments of 0.5 Display multiple photos Choose frame Normal,...
  • Page 119: When Using The Manual Camera Mode

    Choose Program camera mode setting Normal, Sports, Portrait, or Landscape x1/x2 Turn digital zoom on/off When using the Manual camera mode Choose focus settings For Normal or Panorama frame AF (auto focus), (about 1 m), x1/x2 Turn digital zoom on/off (about 3 m), or (more than 3 m) For Macro frame...
  • Page 120: Glossary

    Glossary application Image A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, Data representing a two-dimensional scene. A digital image is such as word processing, image editing, or financial planning. composed of pixels arranged in a rectangular array with a certain height and width.
  • Page 121 port An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices. resolution Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. See pixel. thumbnails Small representations of images. white balance The balance between the whiteness and color in your image. When the white balance is fixed to the environment where the picture is taken, the colors in your images appear more like those seen by the eye.
  • Page 122 Index Brightness, LCD monitor, 2-27 Buttons, 1-2 to 1-3 AC adapter, 2 connector, 1-2 specifications, A-7 using, 5-6 to 5-7 Cables AC power cord, 1-1 for direct printing, 4-2 Activating the shutter, 2-5, 2-11 Macintosh serial, 1-1 Aperture setting, 2-18 USB, 1-1 Attaching the hand strap, 1-9 video, 1-1...
  • Page 123 5-1 printer, messages, 4-12 Continuous shooting, 2-20 Disposing of batteries, 1-8 Copying photos, 5-3 Copying programs, 5-4 Covers EPSON Photo File Format, 3-1 battery, 1-3 Erasing lens, 1-2 all the photos, 3-6 memory card, 1-3 audio recordings, 3-8...
  • Page 124 Lock battery cover, 1-3 Hand strap, 1-1 dial switch, 1-3 attaching, 1-9 memory card cover, 1-3 holder, 1-2 Locking photos, 3-7 to 3-8 Icons Macro function, 2-12 divided brightness metering system, 2-19 Maintenance, 6-1 to 6-2 flash, 1-3 Manual camera mode, 1-3, 2-9, 2-14, 2-25, C-1, C-4 low battery, 1-3, 1-6 Manual focus setting, 2-18 self timer, 1-3...
  • Page 125 Power specifications, A-4 Printed image dimensions, 4-13 Panoramas, 2-12 Printer’s display panel messages, 4-12 PCMCIA adapter, 2 Printing pictures, 4-1 to 4-13 specifications, A-6 Problems using, 5-2 camera, 2-2, 6-3 to 6-6 Photographs picture, 6-7 to 6-9 See Pictures Program camera mode, 1-3, 2-9, 2-14, 2-25, C-1, C-3 Photo information, 3-1, 3-5 Photo processing time, A-4 Physical dimensions, A-1...
  • Page 126 Settings Specifications aperture, 2-18 AC adapter, A-7 automatic shut-off feature, 2-26 to 2-27 battery, A-5 available in Full Auto camera mode, 2-9, 2-10, 2-24, C-1 battery charger, A-5 available in Manual camera mode, 1-3, 2-9, 2-14, 2-25, C-1, C-4 camera, A-1 to A-5 available in Program camera mode, 1-3, 2-9, 2-14, 2-25, C-1, C-3 CompactFlash Card, A-6 beep, 2-27...
  • Page 127 Unlocking photos, 3-7 to 3-8 Unpacking your camera, 1-1 Video out connector, 1-2 Viewfinder, 1-2 using, 2-4 to 2-6 Viewing slide show, 3-3 White balance setting, 2-9, 2-14 to 2-15 Index...
  • Page 128 EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS EPSON AMERICA, INC. EPSON UK LTD. EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH EPSON FRANCE S.A. 20770 Madrona Ave. Campus 100, Maylands Avenue, Z¸lpicher Stra?e 6, 68 bis, rue Marjolin P.O. Box 2842 Hemel Hempstead, Herts, 40549 D¸sseldorf Germany 92300, Levallois-Perret, France Torrance, CA 90509-2842 HP2 7TJ, U.K.
  • Page 129 Color Digital Camera User's Guide Printed in Japan 99.06-.1...