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User's Manual
Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera.
This manual will guide you through using the camera, including
capturing images, downloading images and using the application software.
Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera.
This manual is based on model Digimax S600.
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  • Page 1

    User’s Manual Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera. This manual will guide you through using the camera, including capturing images, downloading images and using the application software. Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera. This manual is based on model Digimax S600.

  • Page 2: Getting To Know Your Camera

    Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid disappointment. Samsung camera takes no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from camera malfunction.

  • Page 3

    Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the power source. You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre. Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents POWER button READY Shutter button ZOOM W / T button System chart Voice recording / Voice memo / Identification of features UP button Front & Top Macro / Down button Back & Bottom Focus lock Bottom / 5-function button Flash / Left button Cradle(Optional) Self-timer / Right button...

  • Page 5: System Chart

    Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. < Included items > User manual,...

  • Page 6: Identification Of Features

    Identification of features Front & Top Mode dial Shutter button Strap eyelet Flash Self-timer lamp / Auto focus lamp Power button Speaker Lens / Lens cover Microphone...

  • Page 7: Back & Bottom

    Identification of features Back & Bottom LCD monitor Tripod Camera status lamp Zoom W button (Thumbnail) Zoom T button (Digital zoom) E (Effects) button +/- button, Delete button Play mode / Printer button 5 function button USB / AV connection terminal Cradle connector...

  • Page 8: Bottom / 5-function Button

    Identification of features Bottom / 5-function button Battery chamber cover Voice memo / Voice Recording / Up button Flash / Left button Macro / Down button Play & Pause button Cradle (Optional) You can recharge your rechargeable battery (SBP-2524), transfer a captured image to print, and download images with the cradle.

  • Page 9: Self-timer Lamp

    Identification of features Self-timer lamp Icon Status Description For the 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25-second Blinking intervals before taking a picture For the first 8 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second intervals. Blinking For the final 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25- second intervals.

  • Page 10: Battery

    Connecting to a Power Source INFORMATION Important information about battery usage When the camera is not used, turn off the camera power. Please remove the battery if the camera will not be used for long periods. Battery can lose power over time and are prone to leaking if kept inside the camera.

  • Page 11: Instructions On How To Use The Memory Card

    Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the memory card’s performance. Should this be the case, you will need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty.

  • Page 12

    Instructions on how to use the memory card INFORMATION Don't remove the memory card when the camera status lamp is blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card. The camera can use SD Memory Cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards). Please consult the enclosed manual for using the MMC Cards.

  • Page 13: When Using The Camera For The First Time

    When Using the Camera for the First Time Charge the rechargeable battery fully before using the camera for the first time. When the camera is turned on for the first time, a menu will be displayed to set date / time, language and battery type in the LCD monitor. This menu will not be displayed after setting up.

  • Page 14: Lcd Monitor Indicator

    LCD monitor indicator The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions and selections. [Image & Full Status] Description Recording mode Battery Aperture Value / Shutter Speed F2.8, 1/30 Image quality / Frame rate Number of available shots remaining Icons Page Remaining time (Movie clip/ Voice recording) p.14~17...

  • Page 15: Starting The Recording Mode

    Starting the recording mode How to use the AUTO mode ( Please select this mode for quick and easy picture taking with minimal user interaction. 1. Insert the batteries (p.9). Insert the batteries taking note of the polarity (+ / -). 2.

  • Page 16: How To Use The Movie Clip Mode

    Starting the recording mode How to use the MOVIE CLIP mode ( A movie clip can be recorded for as long as the available recording time of the memory capacity allows. 1. Select the MOVIE CLIP mode by rotating the mode dial.

  • Page 17: Night / Portrait / Children Mode

    Starting the recording mode Night / Portrait / Children mode Rotate the mode dial to select a desired mode. - Night mode : Use this for still images at night or in other dark conditions - Portrait mode : To take a picture of a person - Children mode : To take a still picture of moving children [Night mode] [Portrait mode]...

  • Page 18: How To Use The Voice Recording Mode

    Starting the recording mode How to use the VOICE RECORDING mode ( 1. In any mode with the exception of Movie clip mode, select the VOICE RECORDING mode by pressing the Voice recording button twice. 2. Press the shutter button to record a voice. - Press the shutter button once and voice is recorded for as long as the available recording time (Max : 1 hour) allows.

  • Page 19: Using The Camera Buttons To Set The Camera

    Using the camera buttons to set the camera The recording mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons. POWER button Used for turning the camera’s power on / off. If there is no operation during the specified time, the camera's power will be turned off automatically to save battery life.

  • Page 20

    ZOOM W / T button WIDE Zoom Optical zoom WIDE : Pressing the ZOOM W button. This will zoom out from the subject i.e. the subject will appear further away. Pressing the ZOOM W button continuously will set the camera to its minimum zoom setting i.e. the subject appears at its furthest from the camera.

  • Page 21: Voice Recording / Voice Memo / Up Button

    Voice recording( ) / Voice memo( ) / UP button While the menu is showing, press the UP button to move up the submenu. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the voice recording or voice memo ( ) button.

  • Page 22: Focus Lock

    Macro( ) / Down button Available focusing method, by recording mode (O: Selectable , X: Not selectable, ∞: Infinity focus range) Mode Normal Macro Auto macro SCENE Mode Normal Macro Auto macro Focus lock To focus on a subject not positioned in the centre of the picture, use the focus lock function. Using the Focus Lock 1.

  • Page 23

    Flash ( ) / Left button INFORMATION If you press the shutter button after selecting the Auto, Fill-in, Slow sychro flash, the first flash fires to check the shooting condition (Flash range and Power ratio of flash). Do not move until the second flash fires. Using the flash frequently will reduce the life of the battery.

  • Page 24: Self-timer / Right Button

    Flash ( ) / Left button Available flash mode, by recording mode Self-timer( ) / Right button When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right button makes the cursor shift to the right tab. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT button operates as the Self-timer( ) button.

  • Page 25: Menu / Ok Button

    MENU / OK button MENU button - When you press the MENU button, a menu related to each camera mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it again will return the LCD to the initial display. - A menu option can be displayed when the following are selected : MOVIE CLIP and STILL IMAGE mode.

  • Page 26: Special Effect : Colour

    Special Effect : Colour By using the camera’s digital processor, it is possible to add special effects to your images 1. Press the E button in the still image mode or Movie clip mode. 2. Select the ( ) menu tab by pressing the Left / Right button. Normal [Still image mode] [Movie clip mode]...

  • Page 27: Special Effect : Composite Shooting

    Special Effect : Preset focus frames Moving and changing the focus frame You can change the focus frame after selecting a Range menu. 1. Point the camera towards the subject and compose the image by using the LCD monitor. 2. Press the + / - button. 3.

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    Special Effect : Composite shooting INFORMATION You can use the flash button, self-timer button, macro button, voice memo button and the Zoom W / T button during the composite shooting. If you press the Play mode button or press the Voice recording button twice during the composite shots, each camera working mode is executed.

  • Page 29: Special Effect : Photo Frame

    Special Effect : Photo Frame You can add 9 types of frame-like borders to a still image you want to capture. 1. Press the E button in any recording mode (except for MOVIE CLIP and AUTO mode). 2. Select the ( ) menu by pressing the Left / Right button.

  • Page 30

    + / - button ISO : You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures. The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. Selecting an ISO Sensitivity 1. Press the + / - button, and then use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the ISO icon( The ISO menu bar will appear as shown.

  • Page 31: Exposure Compensation

    + / - button Using the Custom White Balance White balance settings may vary slightly depending on the shooting environment. You can select the most appropriate white balance setting for a given shooting environment by setting up the custom white balance. 1.

  • Page 32: Using The Lcd Monitor To Set The Camera Settings

    Using the LCD monitor to set the camera settings You can use the menu on the LCD monitor to set up recording functions. In any mode with the exception of VOICE RECORDING mode, pressing the MENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor. The menu will not be displayed on the LCD monitor in the following circumstances: - When another button is being operated.

  • Page 33: Size

    Size You can select the image size appropriate for your application. Mode Still image mode Icon 2816X 2592X 2272X 2048X 1600X 1024X 640X 640X 320X 160X Size 2112 1944 1704 1536 1200 . S600 only. SIZE 2816X2112 2592x1944 2272X1704 2048X1536 1600X1200 1024X768 [ STILL IMAGE mode ]...

  • Page 34: Metering

    Metering If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you can change the metering method to take brighter pictures. [Multi] : Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be biased towards the centre of the image area.

  • Page 35: Sharpness

    Sharpness You can adjust the sharpness of the picture you want to take. You cannot check the sharpness effect on the LCD monitor before you take a picture, because this function is applied only when the captured image is stored on the memory. Sub menu Icon Description...

  • Page 36: Play

    Starting play mode If the memory card is inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the memory card. If the memory card is not inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the internal memory. If you have turned on the camera by pressing the POWER button, you can press the PLAY MODE button once to switch to Play mode and press it again to switch to Recording mode.

  • Page 37: Playing Back A Recorded Voice

    Starting play mode Playing back a recorded voice Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still image. 3. Select the recorded voice file and press the Play & Pause button ( ) to play back a recorded voice file.

  • Page 38: Using The Camera Buttons To Set The Camera

    Using the camera buttons to set the camera In Play mode, you can use the buttons on the camera to conveniently set up the Play mode functions. Thumbnail ( ) / Enlargement ( ) button You can view multiple pictures, enlarge a selected picture, and crop and save a selected area of an image.

  • Page 39: Voice Memo / Up Button

    Thumbnail ( ) / Enlargement ( The maximum enlargement rate in proportion to the image size. Image size Maximum X11.0 X10.1 X8.9 X8.0 enlargement rate . S600 only. Trimming : You can extract part of the image that you want and save it separately. 1.

  • Page 40: Play & Pause / Down Button

    Play & Pause ( ) / Down button In Play mode, the play & pause/ down button works as follows: - If the menu is displayed Press the DOWN button to move from the main menu to a sub menu, or to move down the sub menu cursor.

  • Page 41: Delete Button

    Delete ( ) button This deletes images stored on the memory. Deleting Images in Play Mode 1. Select an image that you want to delete by pressing the LEFT / RIGHT button and press the DELETE( ) button. 2. A message will display as shown alongside on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 42: Left / Right / Menu / Ok Button

    Left / Right / Menu / OK button LEFT / RIGHT / MENU / OK buttons activate the following. - LEFT button : While the menu is showing, press the LEFT button to select the menu tab to the left of the cursor. While the menu is not showing, press the LEFT button to select the previous image.

  • Page 43

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Menu tab Main menu Sub menu Right 90º Left 90º ROTATE 180º Horizontal Vertical Standard DPOF Index Size COPY TO CARD Full Basic INFORMATION OSD Off . S600 only. This menu is available while the camera is connected to a PictBridge supporting Secondary menu Page printer (direct connection to the camera, sold separately) with a USB cable.

  • Page 44: Starting The Slide Show

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Menu tab Main menu Sub menu Type Quality CUSTOM Date File name Standard PRINT Index DPOF PRINT RESET Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Starting the slide show Images can be displayed continuously at pre-set intervals.

  • Page 45: Protecting Images

    Starting the slide show Configure slide show effects : Unique screen effects can be used for the slide show. 1. Select the [Effect] sub menu by pressing the UP / DOWN button and press the RIGHT button. 2. Use the Up / Down button to select the type of effect.

  • Page 46: Deleting Images

    Deleting images Of all the files stored in the memory card, the unprotected files in the DCIM subfolder will be deleted. Remember that this will permanently delete unprotected images. Important shots should be stored on a computer before deletion takes place. The startup image is stored in the camera's internal memory (i.e., not on the memory card) and it will not be deleted even if you delete all files on the memory card.

  • Page 47: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an image You can rotate the stored images by various degrees. Once the playback of the rotated picture is finished, it will switch back to the original state. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2.

  • Page 48: Dpof : Standard

    DPOF : Standard This function allows you to embed printing quantity information on a stored image. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Press the LEFT / RIGHT button and select the [DPOF] menu tab. 3.

  • Page 49: Dpof : Print Size

    DPOF : Print size You can specify the print size when printing images stored on the memory card. The [Size] menu is available only for DPOF 1.1 compatible printers. Setting the Print Size 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button.

  • Page 50: On Screen Display Information

    On Screen Display information You can check shooting information about the displayed image. How to select the type of information you want to see 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [OSD INFORMATION] menu tab by pressing the LEFT / RIGHT button.

  • Page 51: Pictbridge : Picture Selection

    PictBridge : Picture Selection If you selected [Computer] in Step 4, when you connected the camera to your printer, the [Connecting Computer] message will display and the connection will not be established. In this case, disconnect the USB cable, and then follow the procedure from Step 2 and onward.

  • Page 52: Pictbridge : Printing

    PictBridge : Print Setting Custom Set : You can select the Paper Size, Print Format, Paper Type, Print Quality, Date Print, and File Name Print menus for printed pictures. 1. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [CUSTOM SET] menu tab. 2.

  • Page 53: Pictbridge : Reset

    PictBridge : Printing DPOF Print : This allows you to directly print the files with DPOF information. 1. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [DPOF PRINT] menu tab. 2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the desired sub menu value, and then press the OK button.

  • Page 54: File Name

    Setup menu Menu tab Main menu Sub menu Computer Printer AF Lamp Dark Normal Bright NTSC Video Out Quick View Off / 0.5, 1, 3 sec Reset Alkaline Battery type Ni-MH Menus are subject to change without prior notice. [ File name ] Secondary menu Page This function allows the user to select the file naming format.

  • Page 55: Auto Power Off

    Setup menu [ Auto power off ] This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time in order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage. Sub menus [Off] : The power off function will not operate. [1, 3, 5, 10 min] : The power will turn off automatically if not used for the period of time specified.

  • Page 56: Formatting A Memory

    Setup menu [ Formatting a memory ] This is used for formatting the memory. If you run [Format] on the memory, all images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important images to your PC before formatting the memory. Sub menus [No] : The memory will not be formatted.

  • Page 57: Sound

    Setup menu [ Sound ] If you set sound to ON, various sounds will be activated for camera startup, when buttons are pressed, so that you can be aware of the camera operation status. [Sound] sub menu : Off / Low / Medium / High [ Connecting an External Device (USB) ] You can select an external device to which you want to connect the camera using the USB cable.

  • Page 58: Selecting Video Out Type

    Setup menu [ Selecting Video out type ] The Movie output signal from the camera can be NTSC or PAL. Your choice of output will be governed by the type of device (monitor or TV, etc.) to which the camera is connected. PAL mode can support only BDGHI. Connecting to an external monitor Using the USB cable with Cradle (Optional) : Connect the camera and the cradle.

  • Page 59: Initialisation

    Setup menu [ Initialisation ] All camera menu and function settings will be restored to their default values. However, values for DATE/TIME, LANGUAGE, and VIDEO OUT will not be changed. Sub menus [No] : Settings will not be restored to their defaults. [Yes] : All settings will be restored to their defaults.

  • Page 60: Start Up Sound

    Start up sound You can select the sound that is activated whenever the camera is turned on. Start up sound : [Off], [Sound 1], [Sound 2], [Sound 3] - If the start up image is set to [Off], the start up sound will not activate, even though you may have set these to on.

  • Page 61

    In this case, disconnect and re-connect the USB cable before trying the transfer again. Before an important event or going on a trip, you should check the camera condition. - Take a picture for testing the camera condition and prepare extra battery. - Samsung cannot be held responsible for camera malfunctions.

  • Page 62: Warning Indicator

    Warning indicator There are several warnings that may appear on the LCD display Card Error! Memory card error Turn off the camera power and turn it on again Insert the memory card again Insert the memory card and format the memory card. (p.55) Card Locked! The memory card is locked SD memory card : Slide the write protect switch to the top of the memory card...

  • Page 63

    Before contacting a service centre Camera does not take images when pressing the Shutter button There is insufficient memory capacity Delete unnecessary image files The memory card has not been formatted Format the memory card (p.55) The memory card is exhausted Insert a new memory card The memory card is locked Refer to [Card Locked!] error message...

  • Page 64: Specifications

    Before contacting a service centre No image on external monitor The external monitor has not been connected properly with the camera Check the connection cables There are incorrect files in the memory card Insert a memory card that has correct files When using the PC’s explorer, the [Removable Disk] file does not show Cable connection is incorrect Check the connection...

  • Page 65: Software

    - Capacity (20 MB) Super Fine Fine Normal * These figures are measured under Samsung s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings Image Play - Type : Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip...

  • Page 66: Software Notes

    You should allow 5 ~ 10 seconds for running the automatic setup program according to the capability of your computer. If the frame does not show, run the [Windows Explorer] and select [Samsung.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root directory. PDF documents of user manual are included in the Software CD-ROM supplied with this camera.

  • Page 67: Setting Up The Application Software

    After this has been done, the stored images in the camera can be moved to the PC and can be edited by an image editing program. You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet. http://www.samsungcamera.com : English http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean 1.

  • Page 68: Starting Pc Mode

    Setting up the application software 3. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable. 4. Turn the camera power on. The [Found New Hardware Wizard] will open and the computer will recognize the camera. If your OS is Windows XP, an image viewer program will open.

  • Page 69

    Starting PC mode Connecting the camera to a PC [Using the USB cable with Cradle (Optional) ] [Using the USB cable with Camera] If you selected [Printer] in Step 4, when you connect the camera to your printer, the [Connecting Printer] message will display and the connection will not be established.

  • Page 70: Removing The Removable Disk

    Starting PC mode 6. Press the right mouse button and a pop-up menu will open. Click [Paste]. 7. An image file is transferred from the camera to your PC. - By using [Digimax Master], you can see the stored images in the memory directly on the PC monitor and you can copy or move the image files.

  • Page 71: Setting Up The Usb Driver For Mac

    Removing the removable disk 6. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open. Click the [Close] button and the removable disk will be removed safely. 7. Unplug the USB cable. Setting up the USB Driver for MAC 1. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the software CD as MAC OS supports the camera driver.

  • Page 72: Digimax Master

    4. Select a destination and make a folder to save downloaded images and folders. - Folder names can be made in order of date and images will be downloaded. Samsung Digimax Master]. - Folder name will be made as you want and images will be downloaded.

  • Page 73

    Digimax Master Image viewer : You can view the stored images. - Image viewer functions are listed below. Menu bar : You can select menus. File, Edit, View, Tools, Change functions, Auto download, help, etc. Image selection window : You can select the desired images in this window. Media type selection menu : You can select image viewer, image edit and movie edit functions in this menu.

  • Page 74: Faq

    Digimax Master Movie edit : You can get the still image, movie clip, narration, music files together in a movie clip. - Movie clip edit functions are listed below. Edit menu : You can select the following menus. [Add Media] : You can add other media elements to a movie. [Edit Clip] : You can change the brightness, contrast, colour and saturation.

  • Page 75

    Case 6 When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start Control Panel (Performance and Maintenance) (Hardware) Device Manager), there are Unknown Devices or Other Devices entries with a yellow question mark(?) beside them or devices with an exclamation mark(!) beside them. Right-click on the entry with the question (?) or exclamation (!) mark and select "Remove".

  • Page 76: Correct Disposal Of This Product

    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name : SAMSUNG TECHWIN Model No. : Digimax S600 Responsible Party : Samsung Opto-Electronics America, INC. Address : 40 Seaview Dr. Secaucus,NJ 07094 Telephone No. : 201-902-0347 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

  • Page 77

    PDF documents of user manual are included in the Software CD-ROM supplied with this camera. Search the PDF files with Window s explorer. Before opening the PDF files, you must install the Adobe Reader included in the Software CD-ROM.

  • Page 78

    POST CODE : 300190 TEL : ( 86 ) 22-2761-4599 FAX : ( 86 ) 22-2769-7558 www.samsungcamera.com.cn SAMSUNG OPTO-ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED SAMSUNG HOUSE 1000 HILLSWOOD DRIVE HILLSWOOD BUSINESS PARK CHERTSEY KT16 OPS U.K. TEL : 00800 12263727 (free for calls from UK only) UK Service Hotline : 01932455320 www.samsungcamera.co.uk...

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  • ken dessain S500 5.1mp Jun 07, 2018 04:38:
    In all modes its shoots in Dawn-Dusk mode - outdoors in white-out, indoors fully exposed. I could only adjust aperture f stop from 3 to 7; it made no difference​.
  • jesus rangel Aug 08, 2013 01:11:
    mi camara estaba funcionand​o bien de repente cuando la quise tomar video aparece un mensaje que dice poca lu igual el video quiero saber siesta descompues​ta o solo tengo que hacer algunos ajustes favor de indicarmel​os
  • betty Jul 16, 2013 11:01:
    internal memory how do I print it out?