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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.
ENGLISH

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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. ENGLISH...

  • Page 2: Take A Picture

    Instructions Use this camera in the following order Set up the camera driver Take a picture Insert the USB cable Check the camera’s power Check [Removable Disk] If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to your PC, the images could be damaged.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents READY Getting to know your camera Danger Warning Caution System chart Identification of features Front Side (Left/ Right) Back Bottom Self-timer lamp Camera Status Lamp Mode icon Before using the camera Connecting to a Power Source Using the battery Removing the battery How to charge the rechargeable battery 18 AC adapter (SAC-81, DC 8.4V)

  • Page 4

    Contents Save/ Load a specific camera configuration (MySET) Spot AE point PLAY Starting play mode LCD monitor indicator Rear LCD/ Finder LCD Top LCD Thumbnail button/ Enlargement button Display/ Information button Album mode 5-function button Remote control Delete button Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Starting the slide show Protecting images...

  • Page 5: 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 6: Danger

    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 (batteries or AC Power Adapter). 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 7: Caution

    Caution Leaking, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury. Use batteries with the correct specification for the camera. Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire. Do not insert the batteries with the reverse polarities. Remove the batteries when not planning to use the camera for a long period of time.

  • Page 8: System Chart

    System chart Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. To buy the optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. < Included items > User manual, Camera case Remote control Camera strap Software (p.137)

  • Page 9

    System chart PictBridge compatible Computer (p.144) printer (see p.105) USB cable AV cable External monitor Yellow cable - Video, White/ Red colour - Stereo voice (see p.121) System Requirements For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (Pentium 700MHz or better is recommended) Windows 98/ 98SE/ 2000/ ME/ XP Minimum 64MB RAM (XP : 128MB) 200MB of available hard-disk space...

  • Page 10: Identification Of Features

    Identification of features Front AF passive sensor Shutter button Front Jog dial (JOG 1) Remote control sensor Microphone Side (Left/ Right) AF lock(AF-L) button Pop-up flash (OPEN) button/ Flash compensation button High Speed shutter (HS) button Focus area selection (AF-A) button Focus mode selection button Speaker Connector cover...

  • Page 11: Top

    Identification of features Flash Hot shoe Flash status lamp ISO button Metering button Top LCD Hot shoe cap Zoom ring Zoom scale indicator Focus ring EVC (Exposure Value Compensation) ring Shutter button Drive button Mode dial Speaker Power button/ Power lamp Self-timer button...

  • Page 12: Back

    Identification of features Back Back LCD Strap eyelet Finder LCD Diopter adjustment ring LCD button Connector cover SCENE/ Delete button Connectors AV port USB connector port DC-in port Rear Jog dial (JOG 2) AE Lock (AE-L) button/ Thumbnail button Strap eyelet Card in use lamp Digital zoom/ Enlargement button...

  • Page 13: Bottom

    Identification of features Bottom Battery chamber cover & lock Battery chamber Battery chamber Battery holder Tripod socket Diopter adjustment ring...

  • Page 14: Self-timer Lamp

    Identification of features Self-timer lamp Icon Status Blinking For 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25-second intervals. - For the first 7 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second intervals. Blinking - For the final 3 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25-second A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2 seconds later Blinking a second picture will be taken.

  • Page 15: Before Using The Camera

    Model Type Voltage, Capacity Charging time To buy the exclusive AC adapter (SAC-81, DC 8.4V 1.5A), contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. CAUTION Please ensure that you use the exclusive battery with the correct specification for the camera.

  • Page 16: Using The Battery

    Before using the camera : If the camera does not turn on after you have inserted battery, Using the battery please check whether the battery is inserted with the correct polarity (+/-). 1. Turn the battery chamber lock in the direction of the arrow (OPEN) and open the battery chamber cover.

  • Page 17: Removing The Battery

    Before using the camera Removing the battery There are 4 indicators for battery condition that are displayed on the LCD monitor. Battery indicator The battery is Battery status fully charged 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.

  • Page 18: How To Charge The Rechargeable Battery

    Before using the camera How to charge the rechargeable battery 1. Plug the AC cord’s power plug into the wall outlet and insert the AC cord into the charger. 2. Place the battery in the charger as shown. If the charging LED doesn’t blink as red or blinks as yellow, please check whether the battery is inserted with the correct polarity (+/-).

  • Page 19: Ac Adapter (sac-81, Dc 8.4v)

    (Yellow LED is on). Charging will restart at the operating temperature and this is not camera malfunction. Samsung warrants the charger for a period of one year and the Lithium Ion battery for a period of six months from the original date of purchase of the product.

  • Page 20: Instructions On How To Use The Memory Card

    To use the memory card in this camera, first format the memory card by using the camera. Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or memory card reader. If the memory card is subjected to any of the following, the recorded data may become corrupted: - When the memory card is used incorrectly.

  • Page 21

    Before using the camera INFORMATION When the memory card slot cover opens, the camera can't be turned on by pressing the power button. Don’t remove the memory card when the Card in use lamp is blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card.

  • Page 22: Inserting The Memory Card

    Before using the camera Inserting the memory card 1. Ensure the camera is off and pull the memory card slot cover in the direction of the arrow to open. 2. Insert the memory card as shown on the memory slot cover. 3.

  • Page 23: Attaching The Strap

    Before using the camera Attaching the strap 1. Thread the strap through the strap eyelet on the camera as shown alongside. 2. Thread the strap back through the strap ring as shown alongside. 3. Fasten the strap as shown. 4. Repeat steps 1 ~ 3 to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet.

  • Page 24: Attaching The Lens Hood

    Before using the camera Attaching the lens hood When you shoot in direct or bright lighting conditions, the image quality may be deteriorated caused by unnecessary light. In this case, use the lens hood. 1. Attach the lens adapter to the camera by turning the lens adapter clockwise as shown alongside.

  • Page 25: Attaching The Lens Cap

    Before using the camera Attaching the lens cap When you don’t use the camera, attach the lens cap. You can attach the lens cap as show below.

  • Page 26: Lcd Indicator

    LCD indicator Rear LCD/ Finder LCD The LCD displays information about the shooting functions and selections. Refer to page 63 for more information about selecting the LCD. Description Drive modes Image size Self-timer/ Remote control Metering Battery status High speed shutter mode/Camera shake warning Voice memo Contrast Saturation...

  • Page 27

    LCD indicator Direct MF Focal length/ Digital zoom Exposure compensation Flash power compensation Date imprint Flash Macro White balance Aperture value Shutter speed Colour space Recording mode Number of available shots remaining Exposure lock Auto focus frame Spot zone 28mmX4.0 p.44~45 p.57~60 p.55~56...

  • Page 28: Top Lcd

    LCD indicator Top LCD Description Recording mode Shutter speed Camera shake warning Exposure lock Aperture value Saturation Sharpness Image size Image quality Number of shots remaining Drive mode Metering Battery status Macro Focal length Icons Page p.29~33 1/1600 p.30~31 F2.2 p.30~31 p.36~39 p.55~56...

  • Page 29: Recording Mode

    LCD indicator Focus lock/ Focus mode Contrast Compensation indicator Flash power compensation Self-timer White balance Flash Recording mode How to use the AUTO ( Please select this mode for quick and easy picture taking with minimal user interaction. 1. Insert the battery and memory card. (p.16, 22) 2.

  • Page 30: How To Use The Program Mode

    Recording mode How to use the PROGRAM mode ( Selecting the program mode will configure the camera with optimal settings. You can still manually configure all functions except the aperture value and shutter speed. Step 1~2 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 3.

  • Page 31: How To Use The Shutter Priority Mode

    Recording mode How to use the SHUTTER PRIORITY mode ( This mode will set the shutter speed for automatic exposure depends on the brightness of the object by automatic aperture value setting in the camera. Steps 1~2 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 3.

  • Page 32: How To Use The Myset Mode

    Recording mode How to use the MySET mode ( This mode allows users to save frequently used shooting settings for later use. Steps 1~2 are the same as those for AUTO mode. 3. Select the MySET mode by rotating the mode dial. 4.

  • Page 33: How To Use The Scene Mode

    Recording mode How to use the SCENE mode ( Use the menu to easily configure optimal settings for a variety of shooting situations. These include NIGHT, PORTRAIT, CHILDREN, LANDSCAPE, CLOSE UP, TEXT, SUNSET, DAWN, BACKLIGHT, FIREWORKS and BEACH & SNOW scenes. Steps 1~2 are the same as those for AUTO mode.

  • Page 34: Things To Watch Out For When Taking Pictures

    Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Pressing the shutter button down half way. Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery charge (p.14). - When the green auto focus frame lights up, it means the camera is focused on the subject and a beep will sound.

  • Page 35: Using The Camera Buttons To Adjust The Camera

    Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera The RECORDING (AUTO, PROGRAM, APERTURE PRIORITY, SHUTTER PRIORITY, MANUAL, MySET, MOVIE CLIP, SCENE) mode can be set up by using the camera buttons. POWER button Used for turning the camera’s power on or off. If there is no operation during the specified time, the camera's power will be turned off automatically to save battery life.

  • Page 36: Drive Button

    Drive button Drive mode Single shooting ( ) : Takes one picture only. Continuous shooting ( High speed continuous shooting ( Ultra High speed continuous shooting ( Auto Exposure Bracket ( Auto Focus Bracket ( White Balance Bracket ( Interval shooting ( ) : You can set predetermined intervals for the camera to take INFORMATION If you change the camera mode, a drive mode set in the Scene mode is changed to...

  • Page 37

    Drive button How to set the drive mode Selecting the various modes available 1. Press the Drive button and drive mode icon will display on the LCD. 2. Select a desired drive mode by rotating the Rear jog dial (JOG 2). [ Still image mode ] How to set the AEB 1.

  • Page 38

    Drive button 2. Select a desired focus value by rotating the Front jog dial (JOG1). 3. Press the OK or Shutter button to set the focus value. 4. Press the shutter button to capture an image. You can take 3 or 5 shots according to the selected focus value. Number of shots You can’t select the AFB icon in the Auto recording mode and movie clip mode.

  • Page 39

    Drive button How to use the interval shooting 1. Select the Interval shooting icon [ the Rear jog dial (JOG2). 2. Press the shutter button to capture an image. Images are taken at a set interval. - After taking a picture, the camera power is turned off automatically.

  • Page 40: Self-timer/ Remote Button

    Self-timer/ Remote button Self-timer/ Remote mode - Off ( - 2 Sec. Self-timer ( - 10 Sec. Self-timer ( - Double Self-timer ( - Remote control ( - 2 Sec. Remote control ( How to use the Self-timer/ Remote button 1.

  • Page 41

    Self-timer/ Remote button INFORMATION Though you select a remote control icon, you can still take an image by using the shutter button of the camera. If you select the 2 Sec. remote control icon and press the shutter button of the camera, the image will be taken after 2 seconds.

  • Page 42: Iso Button

    ISO button - AUTO ( The camera’s sensitivity is automatically changed by variables such as lighting value or subject brightness. - 50, 100, 200, 400 : You can increase the shutter speed while the same amount of light is present, by increasing the ISO sensitivity.

  • Page 43: Metering Button

    Metering button Metering methods - Multi metering ( Exposure will be calculated based on each parts of the LCD divided into several parts. This is suitable for general use. - CWA (Centre Weighted Average) metering ( 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 44: Zoom Operation

    Zoom operation You can change the zoom rate by rotating the Zoom ring. This camera has a 15X optical zoom and a 2X and 4X digital zoom function. Using both will offer a total zoom ratio of 30X or 60X. Optical Zoom TELE Rotate the Zoom ring to the right.

  • Page 45

    Zoom operation Digital zoom Pressing the Digital zoom button for over 1 second will enlarge the subject as shown below. Pressing the Zoom [ Off ] INFORMATION Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place.

  • Page 46: Focusing

    Focusing You can select the proper focus mode by switching the focus switch. AF-A : Changing the focus frame ( You can change the focus frame size and position according to the subject size and position by pressing the AF-A button. This function is available in the AF-S, AF-C mode. - Wide AF : This is useful when taking wide range of frame.

  • Page 47

    Focusing AF-L : Focus lock To focus on the subject positioned outside of the centre, use this button. This function is available in the AF-S mode. - How to use the focus lock 1. Ensure the subject is in the centre of the auto focus frame. 2.

  • Page 48

    Focusing MF : Manual Focus Where the automatic focusing is not available, for example, in very dark conditions, use the manual focus. Please be careful when using the manual focus as the picture can be blurred easily. How to set Manual focus in the Program mode You can change the focus even though the camera is focused on a subject by rotating the focus ring.

  • Page 49: High Speed Shutter Mode

    High speed shutter mode You can reduce camera shake without using the flash in this mode. How to set the High speed shutter mode 1. Press the HS (High Speed) button for over 1 second to set the High speed shutter mode. 2.

  • Page 50: Exposure Control

    Exposure control Exposure compensation This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the ambient lighting conditions. You can also select the exposure value by using the EVC (Exposure Value Compensation) ring. This function is available in the PROGRAM, APERTURE PRIORITY, SHUTTER PRIORITY, SCENE, MySET, MOVIE CLIP mode.

  • Page 51

    Exposure control Exposure lock This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the ambient lighting conditions. You can change the exposure value manually by using the AE-L (Auto Exposure Lock) button in a lighting situation where there are exposure differences between a subject and background.

  • Page 52: 5-function Button

    5-function button The 5 function button activates the following; - Up button : While the menu is showing, press the Up button to move up the cursor up the sub menu. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the white balance button.

  • Page 53: White Balance

    White balance The white balance control allows you to adjust the colours to appear more natural looking. How to set the white balance 1. Press the WB (Up) button and a white balance icon will display on the LCD monitor. 2.

  • Page 54

    White balance How to set 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 55: Macro

    Macro When the menu is not showing, you can use the MACRO/ DOWN button to take macro pictures. Types of focus modes and focus ranges Auto Focus type Wide Tele Focus 400~ range How to set the macro 1. Press the Macro (Down) button and the macro icon will display on the LCD.

  • Page 56

    Macro INFORMATION If you rotate the zoom ring to the zoom mark on the barrel of the lens, macro mode will change to Auto macro (unless it is in S. MACRO mode). When the macro mode is selected, it is possible that camera shake will occur. If this is the case, use a tripod to eliminate this.

  • Page 57: Flash

    Flash You can select a flash according to the shooting conditions. How to set the flash mode 1. Press the Flash button (Left) and flash mode icons display on the LCD. 2. Select a desired flash icon by rotating the Rear jog dial (JOG2).

  • Page 58

    Flash Flash compensation : The intensity of the flash will be controlled, according to the lighting conditions. 1. Press the Pop-up flash button and the flash will pop up. 2. Press the Pop-up flash button again and a gauge will display as shown alongside.

  • Page 59

    Flash Flash range (Internal flash) Camera mode Flash range We recommend using the flash off mode in the macro and super macro mode. Flash mode indicator Icon Flash mode Auto Flash Auto & Red eye reduction Fill in flash Slow synchro Fill in &...

  • Page 60

    Flash Available flash mode, by recording mode. The items indicated by settings. INFORMATION If the pop up flash doesn’t open fully, do not press the shutter button. It may damage the flash. Keep the flash clearly or the flash power ratio can be decreased. When you press the shutter button after selecting the Auto, Fill in, Slow synchro flash, the flash will fire to check the shooting conditions like the subject’s distance and intensity of the flash.

  • Page 61: External Flash (optional)

    Flash compensation button. * The camera may not function properly when using a flash manufactured by another company. * We recommend using the exclusive external flash (SEF-42A) and using a flash manufactured by another company is not covered by the Samsung warranty.

  • Page 62: Custom Settings

    Custom settings You can save your preferences in the [Custom] menu and load it by pressing the Custom button. How to set the Custom settings in the Program mode 1. Press the Menu button and select the [P] menu tab. 2.

  • Page 63: Lcd Button

    LCD button You can change the display of the Rear LCD, Finder LCD and Top LCD. Refer to page 26 for more information about each LCD. How to change the display status Pressing the LCD button When using the Rear LCD, set the shutter speed over 1/250. If you select the Play mode or PictBridge when the top LCD is on, the top LCD is turned off and the Rear LCD is turned on automatically.

  • Page 64: Display/ Information Button

    Display/ Information button ( You can check the recording status in the LCD. Pressing the Display/ Information button will change the display as shown below. Some information will not display in the AUTO, MOVIE CLIP and SCENE mode. Pressing the ( [ Normal display ] Pressing the (...

  • Page 65: Scene Button

    SCENE button Select the [Scene] submenu to automatically configure optimal settings, depending on the selected scene. If you change the camera mode, Macro (p.56), Flash (p.57), High speed shutter (p.49) and Drive mode settings (p.36) set in the Scene mode are changed to default setting automatically. Sub menu Icon [Night]...

  • Page 66: Diopter

    Diopter You can see the Finder LCD clearly by rotating the diopter. The range is from -4 to +2 dpt. Diopter 1. Select the Finder LCD by pressing the LCD button (p.63). 2. While looking though the Finder LCD, rotate the diopter to the left or the right.

  • Page 67: Using The Lcd Monitor To Adjust The Camera Settings

    Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings You can use the menu on the LCD to set up recording functions. INFORMATION The menu will not be displayed on the LCD monitor in the following circumstances : - When another button is being operated. - While image data is being processed.

  • Page 68

    Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings Main menu Effect Contrast Saturation Sharpness Voice memo Interval/Time Interval/Number LCD Brightness, Size, Quality Custom Color Space Save Myset Load Myset Sub menu Camera working mode Normal B & W Sepia Negative +2 ~ 0 ~ -2 +2 ~ 0 ~ -2...

  • Page 69

    Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings Main menu Flash Synchro. Flash Pop-up Direct MF Spot AE Point * Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Sub menu Camera working mode 1st Curtain 2nd Curtain Auto Manual Center Focus Area Page...

  • Page 70: Size

    Size You can select the image size appropriate for your application. Size With Menu button Mode 3264X2448 3264X2176 3264X1840 Still image 2400X1800 1632X1224 1024X768 640X480 640X480 Movie clip 320X240 160X120 INFORMATION The higher the resolution, the lower the number of available shots will be because high resolution images require more memory than lower resolution images.

  • Page 71: Quality

    Quality You can select the compression ratio appropriate for your application of the captured images. The higher the compression ratio, the lower the picture quality. Mode Icon TIFF Sub menu TIFF File format INFORMATION A RAW file contains the original image information. To edit this file format, you have to use supplied software to edit it.

  • Page 72: Effect

    Effect By using the camera’s digital processor, it is possible to add special effects to your images. Spot AE point Size Quality Negative Effect Normal B & W Contrast Sepia Saturation Sharpness [ Program mode ] [Normal] : No effect is added to the image. [B &...

  • Page 73: Contrast

    Contrast You can change the distinction between light and dark parts of images. You can make images with marked differences in light and shadow softer, and those with less differences more vivid. How to set the contrast in the Program mode 1.

  • Page 74: Saturation

    Saturation You can change the saturation of images. How to set the saturation in the Program mode 1. Press the Menu button and select the [P] menu tab. 2. Press the Right button and select the [Saturation] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 3.

  • Page 75: Sharpness

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

  • Page 76: Voice Memo

    Voice memo You can add your voice-over to a stored image. Recording a voice memo in the Program mode 1. Press the Menu button and select the [P] menu tab. 2. Press the Right button and select the [Voice Memo] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 77: Colour Space

    Colour space You can select how the colours are reproduced (sRGB, Adobe RGB) on the monitor or printer. Adobe RGB has more colour spectra than sRGB and it is suitable for printing and computer graphics. How to set the Colour space in the Program mode 1.

  • Page 78: Save/ Load A Specific Camera Configuration (myset)

    Save/ Load a specific camera configuration (MySET) Use the MySET mode to save frequently used camera settings (Save Myset) and use it later (Load Myset). Saving the camera configuration : Available in the PROGRAM, A, S, M shooting mode and 1.

  • Page 79: Spot Ae Point

    Spot AE (Auto Exposure) point You can select a spot AE point where the brightness is calculated. How to set the spot AE point in the Program mode 1. Select the spot metering mode (p.43). 2. Press the Menu button and select the [P] menu tab. 3.

  • Page 80: Starting Play Mode

    Starting play mode Turn the camera on and select Play mode by pressing the play mode button ( The camera can now play back the images stored in the 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 81

    Starting play mode Playing back a movie clip Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still image. 3. Select the recorded movie clip that you want to play back by using the Left/ Right button. 4.

  • Page 82: Lcd Monitor Indicator

    LCD monitor indicator Rear LCD/ Finder LCD The LCD displays shooting information about the displayed image. Refer to page 63 for more information about selecting an LCD. Description Image size Metering Battery status Date Time Contrast Saturation Quality Sharpness Focal Length Exposure compensation [ Image &...

  • Page 83: Top Lcd

    LCD monitor indicator Flash Macro White balance Aperture value Shutter speed Colour space Play mode Folder name and Stored image number Top LCD Description Play mode Battery status Remote control p.57~60 p.55~56 p.53~54 F2.2 p.30~31 1/30 p.30~31 100-0009 Icon p.42 p.77 p.80 p.112...

  • Page 84: Thumbnail Button/ Enlargement Button

    Thumbnail button/ Enlargement button In Play mode, you can use the buttons and the jog dial on the camera to conveniently set up the Play mode functions. You can view multiple pictures, enlarge a selected picture, and crop and save a selected area of an image. Thumbnail display 1.

  • Page 85

    Thumbnail button/ Enlargement button The maximum enlargement rate in proportion to the image size. Image size Maximum enlargement rate 10.20 INFORMATION You can tell whether the image displayed is an enlarged view by checking the image enlargement indicator shown at the bottom left of the LCD. (If the image is not an enlarged view, the indicator will not be displayed.) You can also check the area of enlargement.

  • Page 86: Display/ Information Button

    Display/ Information button ( The shooting and playing back information will be displayed on the LCD. The last image stored in the memory is displayed on the LCD by pressing the play mode button. Pressing the Display/ Information button( PLAY mode will change the display as shown below. [ Shooting information ] Refer to page 82 for more information about the shooting information.

  • Page 87: Album Mode

    Album mode You can organise the captured still images into albums. This camera has 8 albums and each album can take up to 100 images. The album menu loading time depends on the memory card type. How to use the album Selecting the album 1.

  • Page 88

    Album mode 3. Select the still images you wish to add by pressing the Up/ Down/ Left/ Right buttons and rotate the Front jog dial (JOG1). V marks are displayed on the selected images. * To cancel the selection, rotate the Front jog dial (JOG1) again.

  • Page 89

    Album mode Playing back the albums Playing back all of the albums 1. Select [ ] menu and press the OK button. All of the albums will be selected. 2. Select the [ ] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button and press the Right button.

  • Page 90: 5-function Button

    5-function button The 5 function button activates the following. - Up button : While the menu is showing, press the Up button to move the cursor up the menu. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD, the Up button operates as the Album button.

  • Page 91: Remote Control

    Remote control After connecting the camera with an external monitor, you can see the captured image by using the remote control. Remote control is optional in some countries. In play mode, you can use the remote control to set up the play mode functions. Enlargement button See below for operation of buttons - Enlargement button : In play mode, this button enlarges the selected image.

  • Page 92: Delete Button

    Remote control - Display/ Information button : In play mode, you can view the information of the selected - Up/ Down/ Left/ Right button : In play mode, you can select a still image or movie clip by - Play & Pause button : If a still image with a voice memo or a movie clip is playing, pressing this button make the files play back or pause.

  • Page 93: Setting Up The Play Back Function Using The Lcd Monitor

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor PLAY mode functions can be changed by using the LCD monitor. Press the Menu button and select the [ ] menu tab. The play back menu will display. The menus you can set up in Play mode are as follows. To capture an image after setting up the play menu, press the Play mode button or shutter button.

  • Page 94

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor This menu is available while the camera is connected to a PictBridge supporting printer (direct connection to the camera, sold separately) with a USB cable. Menu tab Main menu Images Auto Set Custom Set Sub menu...

  • Page 95

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Menu tab Main menu Custom Set Print DPOF Print Reset Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Sub menu Secondary menu Auto Draft Quality Normal Fine Auto Date Print Auto File Name Standard...

  • Page 96: Starting The Slide Show

    Starting the slide show Images can be displayed continuously at pre-set intervals. You can view the slide show by connecting the camera to an external monitor. 1. In play mode, press the Menu button and select the [ ] menu tab. 2.

  • Page 97

    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. [Off] : Normal display.

  • Page 98: Protecting Images

    Protecting images This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased (Lock). It also unprotects images that have been previously protected (Unlock). How to protect images 1. In play mode, press the Menu button. 2. Select the [ ] menu tab and press the Right button. 3.

  • Page 99: 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 100: Voice Memo

    Voice memo You can add your voice to a stored still image. How to add a voice to a still image 1. Select an image that you wish to add sound to by pressing the Left/ Right button. 2. Select the [ ] menu by pressing the Menu button and press the Right button.

  • Page 101: Resize

    Resize Change the resolution (size) of pictures taken. Select the [User Image] to save an image to be the start-up image. The resized image will have a new file name. 1. In play mode, press the Menu button and select the [ ] menu tab. 2.

  • Page 102: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an image You can rotate the stored images by various degrees. 1. In play mode, press the Menu button and select the [ ] menu. 2. Press the Right button and select the [Rotate] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 3.

  • Page 103: Dpof

    DPOF DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card’s MISC folder. Select the pictures to be printed and how many prints to make. The DPOF indicator will display on the LCD when an image that has DPOF information plays back.

  • Page 104: Dpof : Index

    DPOF : INDEX Images (except for movie clips and voice file) are printed as index type. 1. In play mode, press the Menu button and select the [ ] menu tab. 2. Press the Right button and select the [DPOF/Index] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 105: Pictbridge

    PictBridge You can use the USB cable to connect this camera to a printer that supports PictBridge (sold separately) and print the stored images directly. RAW, TIFF and Movie clip files cannot be printed. You can set up the following settings from the PictBridge menu. Images : Select the pictures to be printed.

  • Page 106: Pictbridge : Picture Selection

    PictBridge : Picture Selection Easy printing When you connect the camera to printer in the Play back mode, you can print a picture easily. - Pressing the shutter button - Pressing the Left/ Right button: Selects a previous/ next Select pictures to print 1.

  • Page 107: Pictbridge : Print Setting

    PictBridge : Print Setting AUTO SET Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [Printer] before you connect the camera to the printer. (See p.105) 1. Select the [Auto Set] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 108: Pictbridge : Printing

    PictBridge : Printing Printing Pictures Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [Printer] before you connect the camera to the printer. (See p.105) 1. Select the [Print] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 2.

  • Page 109: Pictbridge : Reset

    PictBridge : RESET Initialises user-changed configurations. Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [Printer] before you connect the camera to the printer. (See p.105) 1. Select the [Reset] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 110: Setup Menu

    Setup menu In this mode, you can set up basic settings. The items indicated by Menu tab Main menu File Power Off LCD Off Language Format Date & Time Date Type World Time are default settings. Sub menu Secondary menu Series Reset 1, 3, 5 min...

  • Page 111

    Setup menu Menu tab Main menu World Time Imprint Sound Brightness Video Out Quick View Auto Rotating Reset * Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Sub menu Secondary menu Okhotsk Denver, Phoenix Wellington, Auckland Chicago, Dallas Samoa, Midway New York, Miami Honolulu, Hawaii Caracas, La Paz...

  • Page 112: File Name

    File name This function allows the user to select the file naming format. How to set the file names 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [File] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 3.

  • Page 113: Auto Power Off

    Auto power off This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time in order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage. How to set the Auto power Off 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [Power Off] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 114: Auto Turning Off The Lcd

    Auto turning off the LCD This function switches the LCD off after a set amount of time in order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage. How to set the auto turn off time 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2.

  • Page 115: Language

    Language There is a choice of languages that can be displayed on the LCD. Even if the battery or AC adapter are removed and inserted again, the language setting will be preserved. How to set the language 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2.

  • Page 116: Formatting A Memory Card

    Formatting a memory card This is used for formatting the memory card. If you run [Format] on the memory card, all images, including the protected images, will be deleted. Be sure to download important images to your PC before formatting the memory card. How to format the memory card 1.

  • Page 117: Setting Up The Date & Time

    Setting up the Date & Time You can change the date and time that will be displayed on the captured images. How to set the Date & Time 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [Date & Time] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 118: World Time

    World time You can check the time of cities of various nations. How to check the time 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [World Time] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 3.

  • Page 119: Imprinting The Recording Date

    Imprinting the recording date There is an option to include Date/Time on still images. How to imprint the date & time 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [Imprint] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 120: Sound

    Sound If you set the operation sound to ON, various sounds will be activated for camera startup, when button are pressed, and if there is a card error, so that you can be aware of the camera operation status. How to set the sound 1.

  • Page 121: Selecting Video Out Type

    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. How to set the video out type 1.

  • Page 122: Quick View

    Quick view If you enable Quick View before capturing an image, you can view the image you just captured on the LCD for the duration set in the [Quick View] setup. Quick view is possible only with still images. How to set the quick view 1.

  • Page 123: Auto Rotating Sensor

    Auto rotating sensor When an image taking vertically plays back, the auto rotating sensor will rotate the image correctly. You can view the reversed image correctly without rotating the image. How to set the auto rotating sensor 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2.

  • Page 124: Connecting An External Device (usb)

    Connecting an External Device (USB) You can select an external device to which you want to connect the camera using the USB cable. How to set the external device 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [USB] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 125: Setting Up The Mycam Menu

    Setting up the MYCAM menu You can set up a start up image, start up sound, shutter sound and sound effect. The items indicated by are default settings. Menu tab Main menu Start Image Start Sound Shutter Sound Sound Effect * Menus are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Page 126: Start Up Image

    Start up image You can select the image that is first displayed on the LCD whenever the camera is turned on. How to set the start up image 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [Start Image] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button.

  • Page 127: Shutter Sound

    Shutter sound You can select the shutter sound. How to select the shutter sound 1. Press the Menu button and select the [ 2. Press the Right button and select the [Shutter Sound] menu by pressing the Up/ Down button. 3.

  • Page 128: Important Notes

    Important notes Be sure to observe the following precautions! This unit contains precision electronic components. Do not use or store this unit in the following locations. - Areas exposed to severe changes in temperature and humidity. - Areas exposed to dust and dirt. - Areas exposed to direct sunlight or the inside of a vehicle in hot weather.

  • Page 129

    - Pay attention not to get fingerprints or foreign substances on the surface of the lens. If the digital camera is not used for a long period, an electric discharge can occur. It is a good idea to remove the batteries and the memory card if you do not intend using the camera for an extended period of time.

  • Page 130: 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.116) No Card ! A memory card is not inserted Insert a memory card...

  • Page 131: Before Contacting A Service Centre

    Warning indicator Set USB [USB] sub menu and connected device are not matched. Reconfigure [USB] in the [Setup] menu. Out Of Number When selecting too many printing pages in the PictBridge menu. Select printing page within the limitation. Before contacting a service centre Please check the following The camera doesn’t switch on There is low battery capacity.

  • Page 132

    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.116) The memory card is exhausted Insert a new memory card The camera’s power is off Turn the camera power on...

  • Page 133

    Before contacting a service centre The images don't play back Incorrect file name (Violation of DCF format) Do not change the image file name Colour of image is different to the original scene White balance or effect setting is incorrect Select appropriate White balance and effect Images are too bright Exposure is excessive...

  • Page 134: Specifications

    Specifications Type Effective Pixel Image Sensor Total Pixel Focal Length F No. Lens Digital Zoom Electronic Viewfinder Viewfinder LCD Monitor Type Modes Focusing Range Type Shutter Speed Control Exposure Compensation ISO Equivalent High Speed Mode Modes Flash Range Recharging Time External Flash (optional) Sharpness Effect...

  • Page 135: Software

    : RAW -, TIFF -, Superfine 111, Fine 169, Normal 205 : RAW -, TIFF -, Superfine 292, Fine 450, Normal 548 * These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.

  • Page 136: Software Notes

    We cannot, however, be held responsible in any way for damage caused by inappropriate use. Using a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the manufacturer is not covered by the Samsung warranty. Before reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers and O/S (Operating Systems).

  • Page 137: About The Software

    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. Before connecting the camera to the PC,...

  • Page 138: Setting Up The Application Software

    INFORMATION Close other programs before installing the application software. Before installing the application software, disconnect the USB connection. You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet. http://www.samsungcamera.com : English http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean 1. Click the [Install] menu in the Auto run frame.

  • Page 139

    Setting up the application software 4. A window will open. Click the [Next(N) >] button. 5. DirectX Installation is completed. Click the [Finish] button and then the Digimax Master installation will be started. * The system will not reboot even if you click the [Finish] button.

  • Page 140

    Setting up the application software INFORMATION If you select [Cancel] at step 7, a window for installing Digimax Reader will be displayed. 8. A window will open. Click the [Next >] button. 9. A destination selection window will open. Click [Next >]. To copy the files to another folder, click [Browse..] and choose a folder you want.

  • Page 141

    Setting up the application software 12. Digimax Master installation is successfully completed. Click the [Finish] button to install Digimax Reader. * The screen shot of step 12 can be different from the illustration depending on the system requirements. 13. A window will be displayed as shown alongside. Click the [INSTALL] button.

  • Page 142

    Setting up the application software 16. A destination selection window will open. Click the [Next >] button. To copy the files to another folder, click [Browse...] and choose a folder you want. 17. Digimax Reader Installation is completed. The system will not reboot even if the [Yes, I want to restart the computer now] option is selected.

  • Page 143

    2. Refer to FAQ (p.160) to check for a possible solution to the problem. 3. If your PC’s central processing unit is VIA chip (This is shown in the USB Host Controller), download the patch file from the Samsung Camera web page. (http://www.samsungcamera.com)

  • Page 144: Starting Pc Mode

    Starting PC mode If you connect the USB cable to a USB port on your PC and then turn on the power, the camera will automatically switch to "computer connection mode". In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable. The LCD monitor is always turned off in PC mode.

  • Page 145

    Starting PC mode Downloading stored images You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print them or use a photo editing software to edit them. 1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable. 2.

  • Page 146

    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 147: Removing The Usb Driver For Windows 98se

    To remove the USB driver, refer to the process shown below. 1. Click [Start Settings] and click [Control Panel]. 2. Double-click [System]. 3. Select [Device manager Samsung Digital Camera] and click the [Remove] button. 4. Click the [OK] button. The camera is removed from the system. Hard Disk Controller...

  • Page 148

    Removing the USB Driver for Windows 98SE 5. Trace [Start Settings double click [Add/Remove programs]. 6. The [Add/Remove Programs Properties] window will open. Click [Pro 815] and click the [Add/Remove] button. 7. Uninstallation is complete. Click the [Finish] button and the window will disappear. Control Panel] and [Click !] [Click !]...

  • Page 149: Removable Disk

    Removable Disk To use this camera as a Removable Disk, install (p.138) the USB Driver. 1. Before turning the camera power on, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. 2. Click [Removable Disk] under [My Computer] or [Windows Explorer]. 3.

  • Page 150: Removing The Removable Disk

    Removing the removable disk Windows 98/98SE 1. Check whether the camera and PC is transferring a file. If the Card in use lamp blinks, you have to wait until the lamp is turned off. 2. Unplug the USB cable. Windows 2000/ME/XP (The illustrations may be different from the real display in accordance with the Windows O/S.) 1.

  • Page 151: 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 152: Digimax Master

    - Select desired folder in the window and click the [Select All(A)] button. You can save captured images and selected folder. - If you click the [Cancel] button, downloading will be cancelled. 3. Click [Next(N) >] button. Programs Samsung Digimax Master]. [Click !] [Click !]...

  • Page 153

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

  • Page 154

    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, movie edit Preview window : You can preview a image or a movie clip and check the multi media information.

  • Page 155

    Digimax Master Image edit : You can edit the still image. - Image edit functions are listed below. Edit menu : You can select the following menus. [Tools] : You can resize or crop the selected image. See the [Help] menu. [Adjust] : You can modify image quality.

  • Page 156

    Digimax Master DNG converter : You can convert a RAW (*.dng) file into a JPEG or TIFF file format. - DNG converter functions are listed below. Histogram display : Histogram of displayed image will be displayed. Tools : You can edit the RAW (*.dng) files as you want [White Balance] : You can edit the colour temperature and saturation of the image.

  • Page 157

    Digimax Master Movie edit : You can have still images, movies, narration and music all in one movie file. - 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 158: Digimax Reader

    Digimax Reader Digimax Reader is a Text recognition program. You can save an image file that is captured in the Text mode, as a text file with this program. This software is only compatible with Windows. To start the program, click [Start The following screen will appear.

  • Page 159

    Digimax Reader 4. Select the image you want to save as a text file. * Only an image that was taken with a SAMSUNG camera can be opened. 5. Click the Area Analysis( 6. Part of the image you selected will be displayed as shown.

  • Page 160: Faq

    Digimax Reader 9. Select the file type that you want. Selectable file types : *.TXT, *.HWP, *.DOC, *.RTF INFORMATION To get an image that can be recognized as a text : - Keep a distance that you can capture the image clearly between the subject and the camera. - The subject need to be centered.

  • Page 161

    [Case 5] There is an unexpected error during file transfer Turn the camera power off and on again. Transfer the file again. [Case 6] How do I know my computer supports a USB Interface? Check the USB port in your computer or keyboard. Check the OS version.

  • Page 162

    [Case 9] When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start Panel (Performance and Maintenance) 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 163

    If a PC (Windows 98) stops responding while the camera and PC are connected repeatedly If a PC (Windows 98) is turned on for a long time and the camera is connected repeatedly the PC may not recognise the camera. In this case, re-start the PC. If a PC connected with the camera stops responding while Windows is starting.

  • Page 164

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