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Samsung Digimax 200 User Manual

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Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera. This manual will guide you through using the Digimax 200,
Including taking pictures, downloading images and using MGI PhotoSuite software.
Please read this manual before using your new camera.
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  • Page 1 Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera. This manual will guide you through using the Digimax 200, Including taking pictures, downloading images and using MGI PhotoSuite software. Please read this manual before using your new camera. ENGLISH...
  • Page 2: Special Features

    Change the location and direction of any aerial. Increase distance between camera and affected device. Use a different socket away from the affected device. Please contact a Samsung agent or a radio/TV engineer. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 3 MANUFACTURE’S CONTENTS MANUFACTURE’S CONTENTS Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. SmartMedia Digital camera 2 x AA Batteries card Driver & application software Pouch User manual CD ROM Warranty card USB cable Video cable Camera strap Accessories (Optional) AC Adapter ( 3V / 1.5A )
  • Page 4 THIS DIGITAL CAMERA CAN BE USED FOR Recording images onto Printing images Viewing images on Editing images on a PC...
  • Page 5 THIS DIGITAL CAMERA CAN BE USED FOR Creation of a digital photo album You can even create your own unique gift-wrap paper by using your digital images. Inserting images directly into any electronic document Taking a self-portrait and using the image...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    How to download the images into your PC Note in using Caution Warning indicator Before contacting a service center Specification System requirements Digimax 200 Software How to set up the software Setting up the MGI PhotoSuite III SE How to use editing software MGI PhotoSuite III SE...
  • Page 7: Getting To Know Your Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual thoroughly. Keep the manual in a safe place. About the image mark This manual contains instructions on using this camera that will help you to use this camera safely and correctly.
  • Page 8: Safety Note

    Should any form of liquid enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC Power Adapter). You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Center. Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Page 9 It is best to clean your camera prior to seasonal periods of high humidity. Consult your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Center for information on the cost of cleaning your camera. Do not move the camera while it is switched on, if you are using the AC Power Adapter.
  • Page 10: Identification Of Features

    IDENTIFICATION OF FEATURES Product Exterior ( Top / Front ) Shutter button Mode dial Self-timer lamp Viewfinder Product Exterior ( Rear ) Viewfinder Auto focus LED Flash LED (RED LED) LCD Monitor LCD Panel Lens LCD button MENU/ENTER button Power switch Direction button : Up ( Direction button : Right( Direction button : Down(...
  • Page 11 IDENTIFICATION OF FEATURES Product Exterior ( Side / Bottom ) Video connection terminal (Video output terminal) USB connection terminal DC input connection point (DC 3V IN) Card cover Strap eyelet Card cover open lever Memory card slot Battery chamber cover Tripod socket...
  • Page 12: Viewfinder

    IDENTIFICATION OF FEATURES Viewfinder Reference Vertical and Horizontal shots are taken in the same way. Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you take a picture. A picture can be spoiled when a finger, hair or camera strap is in front of the lens or the flash. Note Please use the LCD monitor when using Macro mode (0.2m~0.6m).
  • Page 13: Lcd Panel Indicator

    IDENTIFICATION OF FEATURES LCD panel indicator Flash mode indicator : Auto Flash : Fill-in Flash : Red-eye reduction : Flash off Macro Indicator : Macro Photography Checking the batteries : Batteries status good : Batteries low, prepare to install new batteries : Batteries exhausted.
  • Page 14: Ready

    READY Connecting to Power There are two ways in which to provide the camera with power. Either use batteries (AA Alkaline or Ni-MH) or, alternatively, use an AC Adaptor. Using the batteries Open the battery chamber cover by pushing in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 15: Using The Ac Power Adapter

    READY Using the AC power adapter If you have access to a main supply, using an AC Adapter allows the camera to be used for long periods of time. Plug the adapter into the connection point on the camera. Please ensure that you use an AC adapter with the correct specification for the camera.
  • Page 16: Inserting The Smartmedia

    READY Inserting the SmartMedia Pull down the card cover open lever in the direction of the arrow to open. Inserting the SmartMedia To close the card cover, push the card cover toward the open switch until you hear a click. Removing the SmartMedia Turn the power off using the power switch.
  • Page 17 READY Reference Using an 8MB SmartMedia ( This is based on the conditioning standard of our company ) Recorded picture quality Image resolution (1600 1200 pixels) (800 600 pixels) The number of normal shots can vary according to the picture content. Using a new SmartMedia Before using the CARD, it must be initialized Initializing prepares the CARD for recording data...
  • Page 18 If the power is switched off while initializing, reading or removing the card. It is advisable to copy important data onto other media as back-up e.g. floppy disks, hard disks etc. Samsung cannot be held responsible for lost data Note Important information whilst using the SmartMedia...
  • Page 19: Camera Working Mode

    CAMERA WORKING MODE Camera working mode You can select the appropriate working mode by using the mode dial located at the top of the camera. This digital camera has 5 working modes. These are listed below. Record mode( This mode is used for taking normal pictures between 0.6m ~ infinity and close range photography between 0.2m ~ 0.6m.
  • Page 20: Taking Pictures

    TAKING PICTURES Now let’s take a picture To switch on the POWER switch ( After the power is turned on you will hear one beep sound and then you will hear one more beep sound after the camera is ready Turn the mode dial to the RECORD mode ( Normal ) according to the object distance.
  • Page 21 TAKING PICTURES Reference If there is insufficient memory available To check the status of the remaining card memory, turn mode dial to record or motion mode. If the card is full, the message "CARD FULL" and "0" will appear in the LCD monitorand LCD panel respectively.
  • Page 22 TAKING PICTURES Note Under certain conditions, the auto focus system may not perform as expected. - When photographing an object that has little contrast. - If the subject is highly reflective or shiny. - If the subject is moving at high speed. - When the subject only features horizontal lines or when the subject is very thin.
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Shooting Function

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Shooting Functions details using LCD panel Select the Flash mode Four different flash modes can be selected by pressing the flash button which is located on the top of the camera. Use the correct flash to suit the environment. Auto Flash Fill in Flash Red-eye reduction : The flash will work automatically if there is insufficient ambient...
  • Page 24: Macro Picture Indicator

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Shooting Functions details using LCD panel Macro picture indicator When the Macro button is operated, a symbol ( the top left side of the LCD monitor ( when LCD is ON ). When you press the Marco button again, then it will back to the normal shooting mode, the symbol ( ) will disappear.
  • Page 25 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Indicator for the number of remaining shots, status of the memory card and other information. Camera and memory card status is shown as follows: When the memory card is set up properly The number of available pictures is determined by the image quality selected and the recording size.
  • Page 26 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION The following options are available on the LCD monitor by pressing the " MENU/ENTER" button. It is important that the correct mode is selected on the mode dial before you attempt to operate the "MENU/ENTER" function. Menu Mode RECORD Quality...
  • Page 27: Setting Up The Shooting Function

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION LCD menu RECORD Mode Quality : To select a compression rate EV Compensation : To select the exposure compensation White Balance: To obtain more naturally colored images depending on light conditions. Resolution : To select the image size. Self Timer : To allow the photographer to also be in the picture Digital Zoom : To enlarge an area of the object being photographed.
  • Page 28 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION PC Mode : To download the images from camera to PC When the camera is connected to PC successfully you will be heard the beep sound (beep-) Note After you have selected and set the required functions, press the "MENU/ ENTER" button to save these, before quitting each menu mode.
  • Page 29: Details Of Every Function Mode

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Details of Every Function Mode RECORD MODE In RECORD mode, after you have pressed the " MENU/ENTER " button, on the RECORD menu screen you can change the set status on it by using the UP and then by pressing the RIGHT Press the MENU / ENTER Button to set up the Record Menu.
  • Page 30 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Reference Start setting the exposure compensation : 0 EV The set range of the exposure compensation is : -1.8 ~ -1.3 ~ 0 ~ +1.3 ~ + 1.8 The selected exposure compensation will stay the same until the power has been turned off. When you switch on the power again, the exposure compensation will automatically set itself to 0 EV ( canceling the exposure compensation ).
  • Page 31 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION The " SELF TIMER " function is used when the photographer also wants to be in the picture. If you select " ON ", the indicator ( LCD monitor is powered on) The image will be captured 10 seconds later after you have pressed the shutter button and the function is then cancelled.
  • Page 32: Play Mode

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION Details of Every Function Mode PLAY MODE Order of files stored in the memory card When you select the play mode, the last captured image is displayed Date / Time indicator Quality indicator Superfine Fine Normal Location of the storage directory This directory is fixed...
  • Page 33 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION After set up is completed, please press the " MENU / ENTER " button to save your selections , before you quit this menu. SLIDE SHOW Images can be displayed automatically at pre-set intervals. To save power, the camera will switch off automatically if there is no operation of camera for 10 second after presentation of all images stored in the memory card.
  • Page 34 SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION ERASE In this mode, you can erase data ( One / All ) or format the SmartMedia - Erase One After moving the bar cursor to " ONE " and pressing " MENU/ENTER " , you will be asked "...
  • Page 35: Motion Mode

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION DPOF ( Direct Print Order Format ) You can print the saved images stored in the SmartMedia printed out in the quantity you set up in the DPOF menu. The quantity you can choose for every image is 0 ~ 9.
  • Page 36: Set Up Mode

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION SET UP MODE Press the MENU/ENTER Button to set up the Set up Menu DATE / TIME The date and time can be changed in this menu. When the cursor is moved to this function, you will be able to enter the date and time with the 4 directional buttons.
  • Page 37: Pc Mode

    SETTING UP THE SHOOTING FUNCTION RESET TO DEFAULT All of the functions will be reset to default when you select "ON ", except the DATE/TIME, VIDEO MODE and LANGUAGE you have set. LANGUAGE There are 6 languages available for your choice in the camera which includes English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional chinese, Korean.
  • Page 38: Connection To An External Monitor

    CONNECTION TO AN EXTERNAL MONITOR Connection to an external monitor Connect the video connection terminal on the camera to an external monitor with a video cable. Set the camera PLAY mode in order to view the Moving / Still images on the external monitor. The LCD monitor of the camera will be changed to “ON”...
  • Page 39: How To Download The Images Into Your Pc

    HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES INTO YOUR PC Connect the digital camera to your computer, it will create a new disk named " Removable Disk ". All the images stored the SmartMedia is under the directory " DCIM " in the " Removable Disk".
  • Page 40 HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES INTO YOUR PC Start MGI PhotoSuite III SE and click on " File" and then click on " Open ". Choose the image(s) you would like to preview and edit. i.e. Choose the 3 images in " My Documents ".
  • Page 41 HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES INTO YOUR PC If more than 1 image is selected, please switch to " Photos" which is on the upper right corner of the screen and thumbnails of the selected images will appear. Double click on one thumbnail and it will turn into a normal size image and you can now start editing it by using the editing tool-bars on the left side of the screen.
  • Page 42: Note In Using

    Avoid direct sunlight to lens. Direct sunlight can affect Complementary CCD(Charge coupled device) by causing overheating and fading. If the Digital camera is not used for a long period, electric discharge can occur. Please make sure the device, batteries, and SmartMedia Maintenance To clean the Lens or the LCD panel, a soft brush should be used.
  • Page 43: Warning Indicator

    NOTE IN USING Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the device by yourself. The power can be turned off if exposed to shock. This is for the protection of the memory card, which means that you will be able to just turn the camera on again and use it. The flash may fire if the camera is exposed to static electricity.
  • Page 44: Before Contacting A Service Center

    BEFORE CONTACTING A SERVICE CENTER Symptoms The batteries need replacing The power is not The AC Power Adapter is not connected turned on The batteries need replacing The camera has automatically turned itself off. The power is The card is taken out before the image is turned off during saved onto it.
  • Page 45 BEFORE CONTACTING A SERVICE CENTER Symptoms Causes The card error indicator is on Unable to start using the memory card. with the memory card inserted. There is something wrong with the color There are problems using the W.B mode. of the captured image The screen is too There is excessive exposure...
  • Page 46: Specification

    SPECIFICATION Image Sensor Lens Digital Zoom Viewfinder LCD Monitor Focusing Focusing Range Shutter Shutter Speed Exposure ISO Equivalent White Balance Flash Flash Range Self-timer Video Clips Storage File Format Image size Storage Capacity (8MB) Image Play Interface Power Source Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight Software Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 47: System Requirements Digimax 200

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS DIGIMAX 200 FOR WINDOWS FOR MACINTOSH System Requirments PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233MHz Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME Minimum 64MB RAM 100MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive 800 600 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor.
  • Page 48: How To Set Up The Software

    HOW TO SET UP THE SOFTWARE Setting up the MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Click the MGI PhotoSuite lll SE icon on autorun frame. Select language. Chinese(PRC), Chinese(Taiwan), English, French(Standard), German, Italian, Spanish. A Welcome window will be displayed. Click [Next >] to move to the next step. The Software License Agreement window will be displayed.
  • Page 49 HOW TO SET UP THE SOFTWARE Setting up the MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Start Copying Files window will display. Click [Next >] to start installation. The MGI Registration window will be displayed before completing installation. Send : send your name and e-mail address to MGI. Register now : move to the on-line registration window.
  • Page 50: How To Use Editing Software

    HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE This software is only compatible with Windows. To open MGI PhotoSuite lll SE, click the [start programs MGI PhotoSuite lll SE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE] and MGI PhotoSuite lll SE will then open.
  • Page 51 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE An introduction to the Welcome screen Get images. Prepare A number of photo editing activities can be performed within this module. Compose Use your photos in a variety of fun, creative and interesting ways.
  • Page 52 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Introduciton to navigation bar Back return to the previous step. Home Return to Welcome screen. Help Display help window. Get images. Prepare A number of photo editing activities can be performed within this module. Compose Use your photos in a variety of fun and interesting ways.
  • Page 53 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE : Get images To obtain images from the computer To acquire images,Click the large [Get] button on the Welcome screen, or the [Get] button on the Navigation bar. Click [Computer] from the list of options displayed on the activity panel.
  • Page 54 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE When you obtain images from the digital camera. Note When you connect a PC to the Camera, use the following sequence : 1. Turn the Mode dial to PC mode. 2. Turn the power on.
  • Page 55 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Select [Removable Disk ( :)] and select folder. Then select image and click [ Open ]. The Welcome screen will change to the next work step, with the selected image displayed.
  • Page 56 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Acquiring images from an Album. To acquire images, click the the large [Get] button on the Welcome screen, or the [Get] button on the Navigation bar. Click [Album] from the list of options displayed on the activity panel.
  • Page 57 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE PREPARE When the image is loaded, the step changes to Prepare automatically. Menu of [PREPARE] step Rotate & Crop You can rotate, flip or crop images along with a host of others.
  • Page 58 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE COMPOSE Add Text , Compound Images etc.. are available in this step. Menu of [COMPOSE] steps Collage : A collage consists of several photos or sections of photos arranged together on a common background.
  • Page 59 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE ORGANIZE Organize your photos and other media files into albums. Menu of [ORGANIZE] step Choose a photo album to view or edit Select Album : To create an Album, click [Organize] in the welcome screen or navigation bar.
  • Page 60 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE Creating an Album To create an Album, click the large Organize button on the Welcome screen, or the Organize button on the Navigation bar. Click [Album..] in Choose a photo album to view or edit.
  • Page 61 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE SHARE Saving images Saving or sharing images. Menu of [SHARE] step Save To save the active file according to its current name and path. Save As To assign a new name or path to the file. Send E-mail e-mailing images.
  • Page 62 HOW TO USE EDITING SOFTWARE MGI PhotoSuite lll SE PRINT Printing images You can print images. Menu of [PRINT] step Print Printing images. Print Multiples Print multiple copies of a photo or project, or one copy of each of the photos included in an album, according to a predefined template.

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