Sanyo VPC E1292 Instruction Manual
Sanyo VPC E1292 Instruction Manual

Sanyo VPC E1292 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 VPC-E1292 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Digital Camera 12 Mega Pixels...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ...i About this Manual ... i Copyright ... i Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance ... i Declaration of Conformity ...ii Trademark Recognition ...ii Safety and Handling Precautions ... ii Camera Information ...ii Battery Information ...ii Safety Instructions ... iii WARNING ...iii CAUTION ...iv FOR AMERICAN USERS ...
  • Page 4 Introduction ...1 System Requirements ... 1 Package Contents ... 1 Main Features ... 1 Camera Views ... 2 The Mode Dial ... 3 Buttons and Navigation Pad ... 4 LED Indicators ... 6 LCD screen ... 7 Capture/Video Mode Display ... 7 Camera Setup ...9 Attaching the Wrist Strap ...
  • Page 5 Getting Started ...13 Taking your First Photo ... 13 Anti-Shake Function ... 13 Using Quick Review ... 13 Using Macro Mode ... 14 Setting the Flash Mode ... 14 Using the Zoom in/out Function ... 14 Using the Self-timer and Burst Photography ... 15 Using Auto Scene Mode ...
  • Page 6 Capture Settings ...22 The Capture Menu ... 22 Image Resolution ... 23 Image Quality ... 23 Focus Zone ... 23 EV Compensation ... 24 AEB ... 24 M-Burst Interval ... 24 White Balance ... 25 ISO Speed ... 25 AE Metering ... 26 Color ...
  • Page 7 Photo, Video & Audio Playback ...29 Playback Mode Display ... 29 Viewing Photos/Videos/Audios on the LCD Screen ... 30 Viewing M-Burst Photos ... 30 Listening to Audio Files ... 30 Listening to Voice Memo ... 31 Viewing Photos/Videos/Audios on your TV ... 31 Zooming In During Playback ...
  • Page 8 Camera Settings ...41 The SETUP Menu ... 41 LCD Brightness ... 41 File Number ... 41 Digital Zoom ... 42 Quick View ... 42 Continuous AF ... 42 Camera Sound ... 43 Power Saving ... 43 Auto Power Off ... 43 Video Out ...
  • Page 9: Preface

    Preface About this Manual This manual is designed to assist you in using your new digital camera. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. Copyright This manual contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
  • Page 10: Declaration Of Conformity

    • Turn off the camera before installing or removing the battery. • Use only the type of battery (SANYO Li-ion battery, Type NP40, 3.7V, 720mAH). Using other types of battery or charger may damage the equipment and invalidate the warranty.
  • Page 11: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Warnings Read and understand all WARNING Do not disassemble, change or repair the camera. This might cause fire or electric shock. For repair or internal inspection, ask the store of purchase. Do not use the camera in areas near water. This might cause fire or electric shock.
  • Page 12: Caution

    iv Preface CAUTION Insert the batteries paying careful attention to the polarity (+ or -) of the terminals. Inserting the batteries with its polarities inverted might cause fire and injury, or damage to the surrounding areas due to the batteries rupturing or leaking. Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eyes.
  • Page 13: For American Users

    FOR AMERICAN USERS The following advisory is included in accordance with the laws of the State of California (USA): WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. •...
  • Page 14: For Eu Users

    The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.
  • Page 15: Symbols Used In This Manual

    FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Declaration of Conformity Model number: VPC-E1292 Trade name: SANYO Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY Address: 21605 Plummer Street Chatsworth, California 91311 Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 2 conditions:...
  • Page 16: Trademark Information

    viii Preface TRADEMARK INFORMATION ® ® • Microsoft and Windows ® • Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. • SD™ is a trademark. • SDHC™ is a trademark. • Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. READ THIS FIRST Notice: •...
  • Page 17: Introduction

    Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new digital camera. This manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to use your camera, and is intended for your reference only. System Requirements In order to get the most out of your camera, your computer must meet the following system requirements: •...
  • Page 18: Camera Views

    2 Introduction Camera Views Front View 1. Zoom switch 2. Shutter button 3. POWER button 4. Zoom Lens 5. Flash 6. Self-timer LED 7. Microphone Camera Views 8. LCD screen 9. 4-way navigation buttons 10. OK button 11. Delete/Anti-shake button 12.
  • Page 19: The Mode Dial

    The Mode Dial The camera is equipped with a convenient Mode Dial that allows you to switch between different modes with ease. The function of each mode is as follows: Mode Type Icon Auto Auto Scene P-Mode (Program Mode) Panorama SCENE Macro Video...
  • Page 20: Buttons And Navigation Pad

    4 Introduction Buttons and Navigation Pad Your camera is equipped with an pad. The 4-way navigation buttons and the OK button allow you to access the various options available from the On Screen Display (OSD) menu. You can configure a wide range of settings to ensure maximum results from your photos and videos.
  • Page 21 Icon Button Right/Self-timer/ Burst mode Down/ Screen/ Face detection/ Smile detection Function 1. Moves right in the OSD menus. 2. In Capture mode: • Press to pan right in AF area selection • Press to scroll through the Self-timer/Burst/M-Burst mode 3.
  • Page 22: Led Indicators

    6 Introduction Icon Button Left/ Quick Review LED Indicators LED Status Power/Flash LED Blue (steady) Blue (blinking) Self-timer LED Red (blinking) (10 sec) Red (blinking) (2 sec) LED Indicators Function 1. Moves left in the OSD menus. 2. Goes up to the previous level in the OSD menus. 3.
  • Page 23: Lcd Screen

    LCD screen The high resolution 3.0” TFT LCD screen shows all important information regarding camera settings as well as the visual image for your photo or video. Use the Mode Dial to switch between screen modes. Press the DOWN / DETECTION/ SMILE DETECTION button to switch among a Full display with histogram and without histogram, Face detection, Smile detection or a Simple display (only mode icon and focus area...
  • Page 24 8 Introduction 3. Image Quality BEST BETTER GOOD 4. Flash Auto Flash Flash Off Fill Flash Anti Red-eye 5. Self-Timer/Burst Mode Self Timer 10 Seconds 2 Second Burst Mode M-burst Mode 6. Auto Exposure Bracketing AEB Mode 7. Image Counter Capture Mode Quantity 9999...
  • Page 25: Camera Setup

    Camera Setup Attaching the Wrist Strap Follow these instructions to attach the wrist strap to your camera to facilitate easy carrying: 1. Insert the short loop of the strap in the strap eyelet. 2. String the larger loop of the strap though the short loop and pull tight to attach the strap to the camera.
  • Page 26: Inserting An Sd/Sdhc Memory Card

    10 Camera Setup Inserting an SD/SDHC Memory Card The camera features 32 MB internal flash memory but you may also use an optional SD/SDHC memory card for additional storage. Follow these instructions to insert the SD/SDHC card. 1. Open the battery compartment at the bottom of the camera.
  • Page 27: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery 1. Insert the battery into the camera and connect the USB/AV 3-in-1 cable with the power adapter as shown in the picture. 2. Connect the power adapter to a live household outlet to start charging. The power LED will blink during the charging process. 3.
  • Page 28: First Time Use

    12 Camera Setup First Time Use Press the POWER button as described in “Turning On” on page 11, a welcome screen displays on the LCD screen. If the camera is turned on for the first time, the LANGUAGE menu pops up automatically after powering on the camera.
  • Page 29: Getting Started

    Getting Started Now that you are familiar with the layout of your camera, you are ready to start taking photos and movies. Taking your First Photo Taking a photo with the camera is very simple. 1. Turn the camera on and turn the Mode Dial to 2.
  • Page 30: Using Macro Mode

    14 Getting Started Using Macro Mode Macro mode is designed for close-up photography and can capture all detail even when your subject is very close to the camera. Turn the Mode Dial to LCD screen. Macro mode range: 10-70 cm (Wide) 35-70 cm (Tele) Setting the Flash Mode You can choose from four flash modes to suit various lighting conditions.
  • Page 31: Using The Self-Timer And Burst Photography

    Using the Self-timer and Burst Photography The camera comes equipped with a self-timer which allows you to take photos after a pre-defined delay. The burst photography feature allows you to take multiple consecutive photos by pressing and holding the Shutter button. The multi-burst photography feature allows you to take multiple (16) consecutive VGA photos by pressing the Shutter button once.
  • Page 32: Using The Aeb (Auto Exposure Bracketing) Function

    16 Getting Started Using the AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) Function When using the AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) function, the camera automatically takes 3 consecutive photos with different exposures by pressing the Shutter button once. For example, when the current EV compensation value is 0 EV and the AEB bracket interval value is set to ±0.3, the camera takes shots of the same scene with 3 varying levels of exposure: -0.3 EV, 0 EV and +0.3 EV.
  • Page 33: Setting The Scene Mode

    Setting the SCENE Mode The camera supports various preset modes for shooting in different environments and conditions. Each setting is configured automatically by the camera. To select scene modes: 1. Turn the Mode Dial to menu options. 2. Use the 4-way navigation buttons to scroll through the modes: •...
  • Page 34: Using The Self Portrait Mode

    18 Getting Started However, when the camera fails to detect your subject’s face, a white focus bracket will be displayed according to the selected focus mode. To disable the smile detection function, press the Down/ Using the Self Portrait Mode The up-to-date Self Portrait function allows you to take self-portrait shots.
  • Page 35: Taking Panoramic Pictures

    Taking Panoramic Pictures Panorama mode allows you to shoot ultra wide panoramic shots. You can create wide-view photos by stitching three images into a single panoramic scene. To take a panoramic picture: 1. Turn the Mode Dial to icon displays on the LCD screen. 2.
  • Page 36: Recording Your First Video

    20 Getting Started 8. Turn the Mode Dial to Recording your First Video You can also record video clips with the camera. To record a video clip: 1. Turn the camera on and turn the Mode Dial to 2. Frame your subject using the LCD screen and press the Shutter button to start recording. The self-timer LED is steady on to indicate recording is in progress.
  • Page 37: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos You can add a 20 sec voice memo to an image right after it’s taken. To record a voice memo: 1. Hold the Shutter button to start recording and release the Shutter button to stop recording. 2. While recording, the taken image is shown on the LCD screen. 3.
  • Page 38: Capture Settings

    22 Capture Settings Capture Settings This section describes the various settings you can modify to get better results when taking photos and video clips. The Capture Menu To access the Capture menu: 1. Turn the Mode Dial to select a desired image capture mode. 2.
  • Page 39: Image Resolution

    Image Resolution The IMAGE RESOLUTION setting refers to the size of the image in pixels. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the options. 9 settings for image resolution are available: • 12 M (4000 x 3000) • 10 M (3664 x 2748) •...
  • Page 40: Ev Compensation

    24 Capture Settings P-Mode The FOCUS ZONE setting allows you to select the number of zones the camera will focus on when taking a photo. Use the UP/DOWN navigation buttons to select from the options and press the OK button to enter.
  • Page 41: White Balance

    White Balance The WHITE BALANCE setting allows you to adjust the camera setting according to the ambient white light when shooting. White balance represents the degree of coolness of the light. If the light has a yellowish or reddish tinge, it is said to be warm; if it has a bluish tinge, it is said to be cool.
  • Page 42: Ae Metering

    26 Capture Settings AE Metering The AE METERING allows you to select the area of the subject or frame by which the camera measures light. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the options. 3 AE metering settings are available: •MATRIX (default): Camera metering is set for evaluating 16 zones of objects with intelligent weighting in...
  • Page 43: Saturation

    Saturation The SATURATION setting allows you to adjust the saturation of the colors in your photos. Use a high saturation setting for rich colors and a lower saturation setting for more natural tones. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the options. 3 saturation settings are available: •...
  • Page 44: Video Capture Menu

    28 Capture Settings Video Capture Menu To access the video menu: 1. Turn the Mode Dial to 2. Press the MENU button to display the menu options. 3. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to highlight an option and press the OK button to enter the submenu. Refer to the following sections for more detailed information about each setting.
  • Page 45: Photo, Video & Audio Playback

    Photo, Video & Audio Playback Playback Mode Display 1. Playback mode 2. Image resolution Photo mode: Video mode: 640 (640 x 480), 320 (320 x 240) 3. Protect 4. Sharpness 5. Flash mode Photo mode: Video mode: 00:00:00 (Length of the video clip.) 6.
  • Page 46: Viewing Photos/Videos/Audios On The Lcd Screen

    30 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Viewing Photos/Videos/Audios on the LCD Screen To view your photos and video files on the LCD screen: 1. Turn the Mode Dial to displayed. 2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through Photos/Videos/Audios. 3.
  • Page 47: Listening To Voice Memo

    5. Press the OK button and press the Left/Right navigation buttons to fast-rewind/fast-forward during audio playback. 6. Press the OK button at any time during playback to pause. Listening to Voice Memo A voice memo plays simultaneously when playing a saved image with voice memo. To stop a voice memo while reviewing an image, press OK button.
  • Page 48: Deleting Photos/Videos/Audios

    32 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Deleting Photos/Videos/Audios The DELETE function allows you to remove unwanted files stored on internal memory or a memory card. To delete a photo/video/audio: 1. Press the button to display the DELETE menu. 2. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons and the OK button to select from the available options: •CANCEL: •VOICE MEMO (only available for...
  • Page 49: Dpof

    DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to specify the number of copies of a certain image that you want to print at a later date. Use this function to tag pictures stored in your memory card with print information. You can tag all pictures to be printed or just the current picture.
  • Page 50: Slideshow

    34 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Slideshow The SLIDESHOW function allows you to view all stored photos in a continuous sequence. To view a slideshow: 1. Press the MENU button to select SLIDESHOW from the menu, then press the OK button to enter the SLIDESHOW function. 2.
  • Page 51: Rotate

    Rotate The ROTATE function allows you to change the orientation of a saved photo. To rotate an image: 1. Press the MENU button to select ROTATE from the menu. 2. Press the OK button to enter the edit mode. 3. Press the Left/Right navigation buttons to rotate the selected image.
  • Page 52: Red-Eye Removal

    36 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Red-Eye Removal The RED-EYE REMOVAL function allows you to perform red-eye reduction on a saved photo. To remove red-eye from a photo: 1. Press the MENU button to select RED-EYE REMOVAL from the menu and press the OK button to enter. 2.
  • Page 53: Frame Composite

    Frame Composite The FRAME COMPOSITE function supports 9 various decoration frame types to make your captured pictures more funny. Please note the image resolution of the picture that you want apply the frame needs being higher than 3 M. To add a frame on your picture: 1.
  • Page 54: Move

    38 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Move The MOVE function allows you to move images stored in internal memory to a memory card.To move an image: 1. Press the MENU button to select SETUP from the menu. Press the OK button to confirm. 2.
  • Page 55: Divide

    Divide The DIVIDE function allows you to cut unnecessary portions of a video. This feature is useful when the memory capacity is insufficient or when users want to trim video clips. To move an image: 1. Press the MENU button to select DIVIDE from the menu. 2.
  • Page 56: Transferring Images To Your Computer

    40 Photo, Video & Audio Playback Transferring Images to your computer Downloading your images 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB terminal on the camera.
  • Page 57: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings The SETUP Menu The SETUP menu, available in capture and playback modes, allows you to configure the camera’s general settings and according to your preferences. To access the setup menu: 1. Press the MENU button when in Playback or any of the capture modes.
  • Page 58: Digital Zoom

    42 Camera Settings Digital Zoom The DIGITAL ZOOM setting allows you to turn the digital zoom function on or off. Press the OK button to confirm. Select ON to enable the function or OFF (default) to disable it. Quick View The QUICK VIEW setting allows you to view the photo that you have just taken.
  • Page 59: Camera Sound

    Camera Sound The CAMERA SOUND setting allows you to adjust the camera sound level. You can also set the start-up and shutter sound when you turn on the camera and press the Shutter button. Available options are as follows: • VOLUME: Off, Low, Normal (default), High •...
  • Page 60: Video Out

    44 Camera Settings Video Out The VIDEO OUT setting allows you to adjust the video output, depending on the type of your TV. Use Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the menu options. 2 options are available: • NTSC • PAL USB Mode The USB MODE setting allows you to select the transfer method between your camera and your PC.
  • Page 61: Date And Time

    Date and Time The DATE & TIME setting allows you to set or adjust the date and time on your camera. To set or adjust the date and time: • Press the Left/Right navigation buttons to select the Year field. •...
  • Page 62: Format

    46 Camera Settings Format The FORMAT setting allows you to erase all data in the internal memory or on the SD/SDHC card. Press the OK button to confirm. Use the Up/ Down navigation buttons to select from the menu options. 3 options are available: •MEMORY CARD: •INTERNAL MEMORY: All data in the internal memory will be...
  • Page 63: About

    About The ABOUT screen allows you to check the current firmware version of the camera. PictBridge Print (PTP) The PTP function allows you to print images captured by the camera directly without connecting the camera to a PC. If the camera is not connected to a PTP compliant printer, an error message displays on the LCD screen.
  • Page 64: Image Storage

    48 Camera Settings Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select an option and press the OK button to enter. Image Storage See “Image Storage” on page 45 for detailed information. This Image Print the selected image with the current setting. 1.
  • Page 65: Index Print

    3. Press Up/Down navigation buttons to CONTINUE or CANCEL the action. Index Print Use this function to print all images in index format. 1. Press Up/Down navigation buttons to select the paper size. • DEFAULT SIZE • LETTER • A4 2.
  • Page 66: Dpof Image

    50 Camera Settings DPOF Image Print DPOF images. If there are selected DPOF images with number of copies setting ready, press OK button to confirm “DPOF IMAGE” selection to enter Paper Size selection submenu. (If there is no selected DPOF image in memory, the “DPOF Image” item will be gone.) 1.
  • Page 67: All Images

    All Images Print all images saved in memory. 1. Use Left/Right navigation buttons to select ALL IMAGES from the options and press the OK button to confirm. Press Up/Down navigation buttons to set the number of copies. Then press the OK button to enter the Paper Size screen.
  • Page 68: Specifications

    52 Specifications Specifications Resolution / Image Type General Dimensions Exterior Casing Weight Aperture Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Focal Length Optics Focus Mode Shutter Speed Viewfinder Field of View 12 M Pixels / 1/2.33” CCD 3.0” TFT, 230,000 Pixels 90 (W) x 59 (H) x 19 (D) mm Metal Housing Approx.
  • Page 69 Auto Power Off / Time Out ISO Equivalent Camera Internal Memory Features Flash Modes Shooting Mode Tripod Mount Preset Scene Image File Formats Image Resolution Image Quality Mode Quality Levels Auto (IS0 80~320) Manual (ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200) Note:When you select ISO 3200, only capture at 3M image resolution.
  • Page 70 54 Specifications DPOF Erase Protection Exposure Compensation Sharpness Color Metering Focus Face / Smile Detection Flash Range Capture Features Lens Thread Anti-Shake Drive Mode Quick Delete Quick View Quick Review Self Timer Playback Magnify White Balance Version 1.1 Selectable +/-2.0 EV with 0.3/0.4 EV steps High, Normal, Low Vivid, Color, Black &...
  • Page 71 Audio / Video Out Stream to SD/SDHC Speaker Movie File Format Audio/Video Movie Length Microphone Audio Recording Battery Power Battery Life (Li-ion) Camera Interface Capability Host Platform Operating Temperature Standards Language PAL, NTSC Yes, Mono Maximum recordng size: 4G or <80 min (unlimited until card/internal memory full) Yes, Mono Yes, Wave format...
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    56 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem Camera does not turn on Camera turns off automatically LCD turns dim automatically Empty battery icon is displayed on the LCD then camera turns off LCD screen displays ‘Card Requires Formatting’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is Full’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is Locked’...
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