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Pentax EL-100 Operating Manual

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  • Page 2 For customers in the USA STATEMENT OF FCC COMPLIANCE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (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 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Identifying the Parts ... 3 Top View ... 3 Front View ... 3 Bottom View ... 4 Rear View ... 4 Operating Mode Dial ... 5 Status LCD ... 5 LCD Monitor ... 5 Connectors ... 5 For Safe Use of your Camera ... 6 Precaution ...
  • Page 4: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the Parts Top View Viewfinder Window Lens Front View Status LCD Resolution/ Power Button Quality Shutter Button Button Menu Button Operating Mode Dial Flash Mode Button Self-timer Lamp Built-in Flash Jack Cover Focus Knob...
  • Page 5: Bottom View

    LED-1 LED-2 LCD Monitor Rear View Bottom View Battery Cover Tripod Socket Strap Lug Viewfinder Up/Backward/ Self-timer Button Down/Forward Button OK Button/ Digital Zoom Button Display Button CF Card Cover...
  • Page 6: Operating Mode Dial

    Operating Mode Dial The camera provides 5 different operating modes for your selection: Capture Mode Play Mode Delete Mode PC Mode Setup Mode Status LCD T h e s t a t u s L C D c o n t a i n s t h e f o l l o w i n g indicators: Resolution Indicator PC Mode Indicator...
  • Page 7: For Safe Use Of Your Camera

    FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA Sufficient attention has been paid to the safety of this product but please pay particular attention to the warnings indicated by the following symbols during use. Warning These symbols indicate that it is possible that the user may experience serious difficulties if the warnings are not heeded.
  • Page 8: Precaution

    Precaution To perform a successful photo shoot, please follow the instructions below before starting. On Camera Holding Hold the camera firmly with both hands and brace your elbows lightly against your body. Take care to keep your fingers, hair and the camera strap away from the camera lens.
  • Page 9 It is possible for data stored in the CF card to be erased under the following conditions, so please take care. Please be aware that Pentax bears absolutely no responsibility for erased data. *Mishandling of the CF card by the user.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started Thanks for purchasing the Pentax EI-100 digi- tal camera. With this camera, you can enjoy a whole new camera experience and make photo shooting more fun. This will guide you through the whole picture taking process so please keep this booklet on hand to get the most out of your new camera.
  • Page 11: Loading The Compactflash Card (optional)

    Loading the CompactFlash Card (Optional) Capture images can be stored in the Internal memory of the camera or the CF card. To load the CF Card, perform the following. 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Open the CF card slot cover and then insert a CF card as indicated by the arrow.
  • Page 12: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations How to capture an image? To capture an image, perform the following: 1. Turn on the camera. 2. Set the Operating Mode Dial to CAPTURE LED1 will be on under Capture mode. 3. Use the viewfinder window or LCD Monitor to frame the image.
  • Page 13: How To Set The Focus

    arrow buttons ( / ). See page 20 for more details. You can review the captured images on the LCD Monitor or on a TV. How to set the focus? Before taking a picture, you may need to set the focus. The camera provides 2 different types for your selection: Mode Effective Range Description...
  • Page 14: How To Set The Flash

    Reference: The above table is the 6 possible combination of each recording pixels and quality setting. How to set the Flash? The Flash Mode can only be set under CAP- TURE mode. There are 4 modes available: Auto, Red-Eye, Flash ON and Flash OFF. The default setting is Auto.
  • Page 15: How To Set The Osd (on-screen Display) Language

    3. Select the WHITE BALANCE item by the arrow buttons ( / ) and then press the OK button to confirm. 4. Use the arrow buttons ( desired white balance setting. 5. Press the OK button again to make the change.
  • Page 16: Operating Modes And Menus

    Operating Modes and Menus CAPTURE Mode Set the Operating Mode Dial to CAPTURE for image capturing. CAPTURE Menu Press the Menu button in CAPTURE mode, the Capture menu appears. The menu contains the following items: LCD BRIGHTNESS: Changes the brightness setting ( -5 ~ +5 , Interval = 1 ) of the LCD display.
  • Page 17: Play Mode

    Select the item by the arrow buttons ( / ) and then press the OK button to confirm. The cur- sor skips to the last field as the OK button be- ing pressed. Use the arrow buttons ( select the desired white balance type. Press the OK button again to make the change.
  • Page 18: Digital Zoom

    LCD BRIGHTNESS: Changes the brightness setting (-5 ~ +5, Interval = 1) of the LCD display. Press the OK button to select this item. The cursor skips to the last field as the OK button being pressed. Use the arrow buttons ( to increase/decrease the LCD brightness.
  • Page 19: Setup Mode

    SETUP Mode In SETUP mode, users can customize their own p r e f e r e n c e s a c c o r d i n g t o t h e a c t u a l requirements.
  • Page 20: Delete Mode

    The setting is conserved even if the camera power is off. FORMAT CARD: Formats the Internal Memory or CompactFlash card. Select the item by the arrow buttons ( / ) and then press the OK button to confirm. The cursor skips to the last field as the OK button being pressed.
  • Page 21: Pc Mode

    DELETE MENU DELETE CURRENT? DELETE ALL? DELETE CURRENT: Deletes the selected image. Select the DELETE CURRENT? item by arrow buttons ( ) and then press the OK button. The image appears on the LCD monitor. Select the image you wish to delete by the arrow buttons ( ).
  • Page 22: Transferring Your Images To The Computer

    Transferring your Images to the Computer Before image transfer, please read the following guideline carefully. System Requirements Pentium 166 MHz processor or higher Windows 98/2000/Me Available USB port At least 32 MB RAM 80 MB available hard disk space CD-ROM drive Appropriate color monitor VGA card Software Installation...
  • Page 23: Additional Information

    Additional Information Names and Functions LCD Display When you are about to take a picture, you may use the LCD monitor to frame the image. Press the Display button to turn on/off the LCD monitor. (Display Button) The Display button is only active in CAPTURE and PLAY modes.
  • Page 24 Shutter Button The Shutter button is only active in CAPTURE mode. You may press the button in CAPTURE mode for image capturing, processing and storing. Before photo shooting, please make sure that your camera has available free space for image storage and there is appropriate light for a successful image capturing.
  • Page 25: Warning Messages

    Images Remaining/Image Number Indicator The digit number on the Status LCD may have different meanings in each mode: Capture Mode: Shows the number of the im- ages that can be captured in y o u r c a m e r a w i t h c u r r e n t settings.
  • Page 26: Specification

    Specification Type Sensor Color Depth Recording Pixels : Sensitivity File Format Quality Level Internal memory : Storage Media Lens Focusing system : Exposure Control : Shutter Drive Modes Bulit-in flash White Balance Digital Zoom LCD Monitor Status LCD Interfaces Power Sources Dimensions Weight...
  • Page 27: Warranty Policy

    Shipping charges are to be borne by the owner. If your Pentax was purchased outside of the country where you wish to have it serviced during the warranty period, regular han- dling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer's representatives in that country.
  • Page 28 The local warranty policies available from Pentax distributors in some countries can su- persede this warranty policy. Therefore, we recommend that you review the warranty card supplied with your product at the time of...

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