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PV-DC1580
For assistance, call 1-800-272-7033.
Please read these instructions thoroughly before operating this product.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Digital Camera Operating Instructions PV-DC1580 For assistance, call 1-800-272-7033. Please read these instructions thoroughly before operating this product.
  • Page 2: Things You Should Know

    Save this operating instruction manual as an operating and information guide. Unpack your Digital Camera Please confirm that the following items are packed in the Digital Camera box. They are provided to help you use or set up your Digital Camera. 1pc. Digital Camera (PV-DC1580) 1pc.
  • Page 3: Information

    • TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD ... Your Digital Camera and power supply should not be exposed to rain or moisture. Do not connect the power supply or operate your Digital Camera if it gets wet. Your Digital Camera has been designed for outdoor use, however it is not designed to sustain direct exposure to water, rain, sleet, snow, sand, dust, or a direct splashing from a pool or even a cup of coffee.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Transferring Your Images (Windows 95) ... 32 Transferring Your Images (Macintosh) ... 35 Using the Digital Photo Printer ... 37 Digital Camera Accessory List ... 38 Digital Camera Accessory Order Form ... 39 Before Requesting Service ... 40 Specifications ... 41 Warranty ... 42 Servicenter Directory ...
  • Page 5: Index Of Controls

    19, 20, 24, 25, 26. DEL(ETE) Button See pages 27, 28. Flash Connecting Jack See page 13. LCD Button See pages 19, 20. CompactFlash Card Slot See page 17. Strap Attachment Ring See page 7. Digital Camera Station Connecting Terminal...
  • Page 6 Index of Controls AC Adaptor DC Out Connector See pages 9, 10. Digital Camera Station (Front View) RELEASE Switch See page 9. Digital Camera Station (Rear View) Serial Connector See pages 34, 36. POWER Lamp CHARGE Lamp See pages 9, 10.
  • Page 7: Attaching The Hand Strap/Soft Carrying Case

    Flash LED Lamp See page 13. Connecting Plug See page 13. Keep the Digital Camera in the Soft Carrying Case as shown when not in use. You may thread the hand strap through the hole in the Soft Carrying Case.
  • Page 8: Power Supply

    • Use the Battery Pack with specified units only. To insure longer Battery Pack life: • While not in use, remove the Battery Pack from the Digital Camera and store in a dark, cool, dry place. • Keep the Battery Pack terminals clean.
  • Page 9 • For emergency use you can install 2 Panasonic alkaline batteries. But, due to power consumption and shorter operation life of alkaline batteries compared to the supplied rechargeable battery pack, it is...
  • Page 10 AC Adaptor POWER Lamp Connect DC OUT on the AC Adaptor to DC IN on the Digital Camera Station until it locks with a click. Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. Plug the AC Adaptor into an AC outlet.
  • Page 11: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock LED Lamp Set the POWER switch to REC or PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. Press OSD and MODE at the same time to display the clock set screen. CLOCK SET 10:00 AM MAR 8 1998 + / - Press to select the correct...
  • Page 12: Using The Flash

    Remove the battery • Pull up the string in the battery compartment and remove the battery. CAUTION Replace with Panasonic CR2 Lithium batteries only. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Caution-battery may explode if mistreated.
  • Page 13 Connect to the digital camera connecting jack. Rotate thumbwheel to secure the flash. • Be sure to set the Digital Camera and the flash unit to OFF before attaching or removing the flash unit. Using the Flash Slide the MODE Select Switch to one of the following positions to use the flash.
  • Page 14: Adjusting Lcd Viewfinder Brightness

    Adjusting LCD Viewfinder Brightness You may want to brighten or darken the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Viewfinder for easier viewing. This adjustment will not affect the captured image brightness. LED Lamp 2, 4 Set the POWER switch to REC or PLAY.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Iris Manually

    Adjusting the Iris Manually Normally, the camera adjusts the exposure automatically. However, when the background is extremely bright, or when the subject is backlit, you can compensate by adjusting the Iris manually. LED Lamp Set the POWER switch to REC. •...
  • Page 16: On Screen Display (Osd)

    Only Warning indications and REC indication will be displayed on the LCD Viewfinder if the OSD is cancelled. • The OSD feature will be in on mode each time the Digital Camera is powered on. Press Press BRIGHT JAN 29 1998...
  • Page 17: Compactflash Card

    (lens Side) of the Digital Camera. Push the card fully into the CompactFlash Card Slot. Removing the CompactFlash Card.
  • Page 18: Capturing Images

    Capturing Images MODE Button To Select the Recording Mode You can select the recording mode by pressing the MODE switch. Press Mode Normal Mode Fine Mode Multi Mode Press Mode • The recording mode can be switched anytime by pressing MODE. Fine Mode •...
  • Page 19 Press SHTR(SHUTTER) down halfway to lock Auto Focus. • REC on the LCD Viewfinder and LED Lamp will flash while the Digital Camera processes the image. You may capture another image as soon as REC and LED Lamp stops flashing.
  • Page 20 • Do not subject the LCD Viewfinder to pressure or shock. • Hold the Digital Camera as steady as possible when capturing an image. • The active LCD Viewfinder image will have a slightly degraded appearance when compared to a captured or transferred image.
  • Page 21: Capturing Close-Up Images (Macro)

    MACRO1 or MACRO2. • LCD Viewfinder will turn on automati- cally. Bring the Digital Camera up to the subject [as close as approximately 10.6 inches (27cm) away in MACRO1 or 5.5 inches (14cm) away in MACRO2]. Press SHTR (SHUTTER) when the subject is in focus.
  • Page 22: Playing Back Captured Images

    Playing Back Captured Images LED Lamp Manual Playback Set the POWER switch to PLAY. FINE • The LED Lamp lights up. • Turn off the LCD monitor when not in use by pressing the LCD button. To turn the monitor back on, press the LCD button again.
  • Page 23: Auto Playback

    LED Lamp Auto Playback Set the POWER switch to PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. FINE Hold down time to place the Digital Camera in Auto Playback mode. AUTO PLAY START FINE • “AUTO PLAY START” will be displayed.
  • Page 24: Multi Image Playback

    Playing Back Captured Images 2, 6 LED Lamp Multi Image Playback Set the POWER switch to PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. FINE Press the MODE button. A Multi Image Playback screen will appear. Press repeatedly to scroll forward through Multi Image pages (each page contains nine images).
  • Page 25: Zoom Playback

    Playing Back Captured Images 3, 7 LED Lamp Zoom Playback Set the POWER switch to PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. FINE Press to select the image you want to zoom in on. Press MODE twice to enter the Zoom Playback mode.
  • Page 26 Playing Back Captured Images 3, 4, 6 LED Lamp Zoom Playback for Multi Mode Set the POWER switch to PLAY. • The LED Lamp lights up. FINE Press to select the Multi Mode Image you want to zoom in on. •...
  • Page 27: To Delete Specific Images

    To delete other specific image pages, please repeat steps 2–4. Important: • While “PLEASE WAIT” is displayed, do not turn off the Digital Camera nor unplug the AC Adaptor because this will cause irreversible damage to the memory, resulting in reduced image storage capacity.
  • Page 28: To Delete All Image Pages

    Deletion is complete when the screen turns solid blue. Important: • While “PLEASE WAIT” is displayed, do not turn off the Digital Camera nor unplug the AC Adaptor because this will cause irreversible damage to the memory, resulting in reduced image storage capacity.
  • Page 29: Viewing Images On Your Tv Screen

    Viewing Images on Your TV Screen LED Lamp Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. Connect the Digital Camera Station to your TV using the Video cable (supplied) as shown. Turn on your TV and select its video input mode.
  • Page 30: Transferring Your Images (Vcr)

    Transferring Your Images (VCR) LED Lamp Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. Connect the Digital Camera Station to your VCR using the Video cable (supplied) as shown. Turn on your VCR and select its line input mode.
  • Page 31: Inserting The Pcmcia Adapter

    Inserting the PCMCIA Adapter If you are using a computer with a PCMCIA type II slot, you can insert the CompactFlash Card into a PCMCIA adapter (not included). Inserting the CompactFlash Card • The adapter should be inserted when your computer is in the power on mode. Remove the CompactFlash Card from the camera.
  • Page 32: Transferring Your Images (Windows 95)

    Transferring Your Images (Windows 95) System Requirements: • IBM PC/AT or compatible. • Windows 95. • 386SX CPU or higher. (486 recom- mended.) • RAM: 16 MB on-board memory. • 10 MB available hard disk space. Palmcam Camera Driver Installation Turn on the PC (Personal Computer) and start up Windows.
  • Page 33 Transferring Your Images (Windows 95) Plug-in Driver for Adobe® PhotoDeluxe™ 2.0 Installation • The Plug-in Driver, when installed, allows your camera to communicate directly with PhotoDeluxe 2.0. Note: • Please install Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 before installing this driver. • For information on Adobe PhotoDeluxe, please call 206-628-5724 Web Site : http://www.adobe.com.supportservice/custsupport/main.html Turn on the PC (Personal Computer) and start up Windows.
  • Page 34 Transferring Your Images (Windows 95) LED Lamp Connection Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. Connect the Digital Camera Station to your PC (Windows) using the PC connecting cable (supplied) with the arrow mark facing downward.
  • Page 35: Transferring Your Images (Macintosh)

    Transferring Your Images (Macintosh) System Requirements: • System 7.1 or later. • 68030 CPU or higher, or Power Macintosh. • 16 MB of RAM. • 10MB available hard disk space. PalmCam Camera Driver Installation Turn on the Macintosh. Insert this disk into the CD-ROM drive. Double click the CD-ROM icon.
  • Page 36 Transferring Your Images (Macintosh) Lamp Connection Insert the Digital Camera into the Digital Camera Station until it locks. Connect the Digital Camera Station to your PC (Macintosh) using the PC connecting cable (supplied) and PC Connecting Cable Adaptor for Macintosh (supplied) with the arrow mark facing downward.
  • Page 37: Using The Digital Photo Printer

    Using the Digital Photo Printer Images can be selected for print out on a digital photo printer (sold separately). LED Lamp Stamp Print Marker Set the POWER switch to PLAY. FINE • The LED Lamp lights up. Press repeatedly to select the images you want to mark for printing.
  • Page 38: Digital Camera Accessory List

    Digital Camera Accessory List For ordering instructions, see the Accessory Order Form page. Accessory # PV-BPN10/1B PV-H100 KXL-D55 KXL-D51 (2MB) KXL-D52 (4MB) Figure Description Battery Pack System Soft Case (It carries the Digital Camera and all its supplied accessories.) PCMCIA Adapter...
  • Page 39: Digital Camera Accessory Order Form

    TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR DIGITAL CAMERA ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF THE VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-272-7033 [8:30 AM-8 PM M-F, EST] MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICES COMPANY ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE Price Each Your State &...
  • Page 40: Before Requesting Service

    Before Requesting Service If you have a problem with your Digital Camera, it may be something you can correct yourself. Check the list below for symptoms and corrections. Symptom Cannot charge the Battery Pack. No power. Power shuts off automatically.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Approx. 152 images (Normal, Zoom mode) JPEG Serial (via Digital Camera Station) NTSC Composite (via Digital Camera Station) Rechargeable Ni-Cd Battery/2 AA Alkaline Battery */ 2 AA Ni-Cd Battery/2 AA nickel-hydride Battery/AC Adaptor * For emergency use only and when taking pictures with LCD Viewfinder turned off.
  • Page 42: Warranty

    In-home, carry-in or mail-in service, as applicable, in the USA can be obtained during the warranty period by contacting a Panasonic Services Company (PASC) Factory Servicenter listed in the Service Directory. Or call toll free 1-800-272-7033, to locate an authorized PASC Servicenter. Carry- in or mail-in service in Puerto Rico can be obtained during the warranty period by calling the Panasonic Sales Company telephone number listed in the Servicenter Directory.
  • Page 43: Servicenter Directory

    3700 North 29th Avenue Suite 102 Hollywood, FL 33020 Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Panasonic Sales Company/ Factory Servicenter: Ave. 65 de Infantería. Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Accessory Purchases: Customer Orders Only 800-272-7033...
  • Page 44: Index

    Detachable Flash Hand Strap Iris LIGHT Indication Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Printed in Japan LSQT0085 (B) 1998 2, 6, 9, 10 MODE (Image Resolution) 38, 39...

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