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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Digital disk camera
IDC-1000ZEX
IDC-1000ZE
IDC-1000ZU
This manual explains how to safely operate the IDC-1000ZEX, IDC-1000ZE, and IDC-1000ZU.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital disk camera. Make sure to read and understand the section USING YOUR
DIGITAL DISK CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY from page 5 to 17. Keep this manual in a safe place for later reference.

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    IDC-1000ZE IDC-1000ZU This manual explains how to safely operate the IDC-1000ZEX, IDC-1000ZE, and IDC-1000ZU. Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such. Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital disk camera. Make sure to read and understand the section USING YOUR...

  • Page 2

    Do not open covers and do not repair yourself. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. This product utilizes a laser. The use, adjustment, or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Laser Type Output power Beam divergence : 45.5 degrees (objective lens emission) Wavelength English...

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Model Number : IDC-1000ZU 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 two...

  • Page 4: Symbols Used In This Manual

    Sanyo Electric. œ Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the repairing of a malfunction, of the digital disk camera.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS USING YOUR DIGITAL DISK CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY ....5 Preparation CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ........18 PARTS NAMES .

  • Page 6: Using Your Digital Disk Camera Safely And Correctly

    USING YOUR DIGITAL DISK CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The following safety precautions are to ensure the safe and correct use of your digital disk camera and prevent injury to the user and others, and property damage. Be sure to read carefully all the precautions listed here before using your digital disk camera.

  • Page 7

    I Cautions concerning the locations of use and storage œ Ambient temperature during use or charging: 0 to 40° C Do not use, recharge, store, or leave near an open flame, in a car under the hot sun, or in any other hot location (60°C or higher). Extreme heat will damage the safety mechanisms and protective devices and cause a chemical reaction within the battery pack that may cause a fire, rupturing of the battery pack, eruption or leakage of electrolyte, or overheating.

  • Page 8

    WARNING I If charging is not completed even after the specified time elapses, stop the charging immediately œ If charging is continued, it may cause a fire, rupturing of the battery pack, eruption or leakage of electrolyte, or overheating. I Keep out of the reach of children œ...

  • Page 9

    DIGITAL DISK CAMERA AND AC ADAPTER/ CHARGER WARNING I Do not use the digital disk camera or AC adapter/charger if it makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if smoke comes out from it œ If the digital disk camera or AC adapter/charger is used under these conditions, it may cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 10

    I Do not get the devices wet œ This digital disk camera and AC adapter/charger are not water-resistant. Do not allow them to get wet for doing so may cause a fire or electric shock. œ Do not use in the bathroom or shower. œ...

  • Page 11: Power Supply

    œ Plug only the supplied AC adapter/charger into the DC IN connector on the digital disk camera. Do not plug in any other device into the DC IN connector. Also, this AC adapter/charger is for exclusive use with this digital disk camera (IDC-1000ZEX, IDC-1000ZE, IDC-1000ZU). Do not use it with any other device.

  • Page 12

    I Do not damage the power cord or DC cord of the AC adapter/charger œ Do not place heavy objects on the cords. Do not place the cords near a heat source. Do not excessively bend the cords, modify them, or secure them with staples.

  • Page 13

    CAUTION I Cautions when carrying the digital disk camera œ Do not walk around with the digital disk camera hanging by the shoulder strap and not properly secured. It may hit other objects, get damaged, or cause an injury. œ Be careful not to drop the digital disk camera or AC adapter/charger or subject them to strong shocks.

  • Page 14

    CAUTION I Do not connect the AC adapter/charger to an electronic transformer œ Connecting the AC adapter/charger to an electronic transformer will cause a malfunction and possibly a fire. I Cautions if the digital disk camera or AC adapter/charger is not going to be used for a long period œ...

  • Page 15

    œ Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses that result from images that could not be recorded, are erased, destroyed, or damaged in any way due to a problem with the digital disk camera, any of its accessories, or its software.

  • Page 16

    I Cautions concerning condensation œ Using the digital disk camera with condensation inside it may damage the digital disk camera. Be careful of condensation under the following conditions œ When moving the digital disk camera suddenly from a cold place to a warm place. œ...

  • Page 17

    I Cautions concerning magnetism œ Do not place credit cards, bankcards, floppy disks, or other items that may be damaged by magnetic fields near the speaker. Data may be lost or the magnetic strips on cards may be damaged. I Cautions concerning the iD PHOTO disk œ...

  • Page 18

    œ Stored data may be lost (or corrupted) in cases such as those listed below. Sanyo Electric will not be held responsible for any damage or lost profits arising from the loss of data.

  • Page 19: Checking The Included Accessories

    Attaching the labels iD PHOTO disk Protective case œ USB interface cable œ Scart adapter (for IDC-1000ZE only) Use this adapter to connect an AV cable to a television or VCR equipped with the EURO-AV type audio/video input terminal. œ Shoulder belt [page 48] œ...

  • Page 20: Parts Names

    PARTS NAMES Front The page numbers listed next to the part names are the page numbers where that part is explained in detail. F1 button [pages 55, 84] F2 button [pages 55, 85] Control dial [pages 52, 66, 87] RETURN button [pages 55, 87] Microphone [page 79] W.BAL (white balance) button [page 96] EXP (exposure) button [page 92]...

  • Page 21

    Rear The page numbers listed next to the part names are the page numbers where that part is explained in detail. Mode display panel [pages 32, 39, 41] Mode selector dial [page 47] Grip belt holder [page 48] Viewfinder [pages 32, 50] Monitor switch [page 32] Arrow button [page 52] AUTO/MAN button [page 89]...

  • Page 22

    Power button [pages 32, 35] EJECT lever [pages 30, 31] Disk holder [pages 30, 31] Interface cover [page 159] USB terminal [page 159] IEEE1394 terminal [page 160] English MODE button [pages 43, 54] SET button [pages 43, 54] CAMERA/PLAY switch [page 47] LCD monitor [pages 32, 50] Diopter adjustment lever [page 33]...

  • Page 23: Remote Control

    Bottom The page numbers listed next to the part names are the page numbers where that part is explained in detail. Tripod stand hole [page 80] Grip belt holder [page 48] BATT (battery cover release) knob [pages 23, 27] Remote control The page numbers listed next to the part names are the page numbers where that part is explained in detail.

  • Page 24: Power Supply

    POWER SUPPLY Use only the UR-121 battery pack with your digital disk camera. To operate the digital disk camera using a power outlet, use the supplied AC adapter/charger. Your digital disk camera can be operated using two different types of power supplies: œ...

  • Page 25: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack The battery pack is not charged at the time of purchase and therefore needs to be charged before use. Always use the supplied AC adapter/charger to recharge the battery pack. Follow the procedure below to charge the supplied battery pack or a new UR-121 battery pack used for the first time, or to recharge a battery pack that has become low in charge.

  • Page 26

    When the BATTERY CHARGE lamp turns off, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Remove the battery pack from the AC adapter/charger. œ If you are not going to attach the battery pack to the digital disk camera right away, then place it in its protective cover.

  • Page 27

    The BATTERY CHARGE and AC ADAPTER lamps The BATTERY CHARGE and AC ADAPTER lamps allow you to check the condition of the battery pack and AC adapter/charger. If either of the lamps begins flashing, it indicates a problem. Refer to the table below to check and remedy the problem. BATTERY CHARGE lamp Flashing...

  • Page 28: Installing The Battery Pack

    Installing the battery pack Open the battery pack cover. Press and hold down the BATT knob on the digital disk camera bottom. Pull the battery pack cover toward the front of the digital disk camera and then lift it up. Attach the charged battery pack to the battery pack mating area.

  • Page 29: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the battery pack Caution œ Before removing the battery pack, be sure to turn off the digital disk camera. Removing the battery pack while the power is still on may damage the digital disk camera or data on the disk. If the digital disk camera is turned on, turn it off (see page 35).

  • Page 30

    œ The AC adapter/charger is for exclusive use with this digital disk camera (IDC-1000ZEX, IDC-1000ZE, IDC-1000ZU). Do not use it with any other device. œ If the AC ADAPTER lamp is flashing, there is likely a problem with the AC adapter/charger. If it is flashing, immediately unplug the power cord from the power outlet and contact the place of purchase (see page 26).

  • Page 31: Inserting And Ejecting The Disk

    PHOTO logo mark (_). No other type of disk can be used with this digital disk camera (IDC-1000ZEX, IDC-1000ZE, IDC-1000ZU). Also, before using the supplied disk or any other disk for the first time, always format it first with your digital disk camera (see pages 155, 157).

  • Page 32

    Ejecting the disk Caution Be careful not to let the disk fall œ Depending on how you are holding the digital disk camera, when the disk is ejected, it may fall out of the digital disk camera and become damaged. When ejecting the disk, be careful not to let the disk fall from the disk holder.

  • Page 33: Turning The Power On And Off

    TURNING THE POWER ON AND OFF Turning on the digital disk camera Preparation œ Prepare the power supply (see pages 27, 29). Insert the disk (see page 30). œ The digital disk camera cannot be turned on if a disk is not inserted. Press the power button for more than one second.

  • Page 34

    NOTE Changing the monitor œ The image composed by the digital disk camera can be displayed in either the viewfinder or the LCD monitor. For the sake of brevity, the term “monitor” is often used alone in this manual to refer to either one.

  • Page 35

    What to do if “ NO FILE” appears When “ NO FILE” appears it indicates that no files for the current playback mode can be found. If “DISK : EMPTY” appears, then there are no files stored on the disk. Switching the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA”...

  • Page 36: Power Save Mode

    œ You can connect the digital disk camera to your personal computer and set the time before the power save function activates to the time you desire. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the SANYO Software Pack. English...

  • Page 37: Setting Up And Using The Remote Control

    SETTING UP AND USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Setting up the remote control A battery is installed in the remote control at the time of purchase. Pull out the battery insulation sheet. œ Once the battery insulation sheet is removed, the remote control is ready for use.

  • Page 38

    Replacing the remote control battery The life of the lithium battery will depend on your use of the remote control, but as a general guideline, it will require replacement approximately once a year. At that time replace it only with the commercially available CR2025 lithium battery.

  • Page 39

    Changing the remote control code This remote control will also work with other Sanyo cameras that can be operated by infrared remote control. Therefore, when more than one camera is present, it is recommended to change the remote control code to ensure that only the intended camera operates when the remote control is used.

  • Page 40: Checking The Battery Pack And Disk

    CHECKING THE BATTERY PACK AND DISK You can check the remaining charge in the battery pack and the remaining space on the disk with the LCD monitor, viewfinder, or mode display panel. Be sure to always check these values before using the digital disk camera to prevent problems.

  • Page 41

    Battery pack charge is low. It will soon be impossible to capture or playback images. The remaining charge is not sufficient to accept commands from a computer connected (see page 159) using the SANYO Software Pack. Replace with a fully charged battery pack.

  • Page 42

    Checking the remaining disk space Insert the disk (see page 30). Turn on the digital disk camera (see page 32). œ The remaining space in the disk is displayed in the mode display panel. œ The remaining disk space is shown in one of three ways. See “Setting the remaining disk space display format”...

  • Page 43: Setting The Date And Time

    SETTING THE DATE AND TIME Your digital disk camera is equipped with a clock function that will record the date and time that any image, video clip, or audio recording is made so that it can be displayed during playback. An internal battery backs up the clock setting so that it is retained even when the battery pack is removed.

  • Page 44

    Operation of buttons at the Date and Time Setting Screen Arrow button Change a setting: Press j or l Select the next item: Press c Select the previous item: Press d Other buttons Cancel the procedure and return to the Option Screen: Press the MODE button Enter the new settings and return to the Option Screen: Press the SET button Set whether or not to display the date and time at...

  • Page 45

    Set the date and time (the clock setting). Press c to select the year setting. The year setting turns orange. œ Using the arrow button, change the setting to 7:30 p.m., August 28, 2001. The hour is set with a 24-hour clock. Therefore 7:30 œ...

  • Page 46: Changing The Date And Time Setting

    Changing the date and time setting Perform steps 1 to 3 on page 42 and press the d or c on the arrow button to select the item to be changed. Press j or l on the arrow button to change the setting to the desired value.

  • Page 47: Basic Shooting And Playback Operations

    BASIC SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK OPERATIONS Setting the mode Your digital disk camera is equipped with a number of modes. The shooting mode and the playback mode are two of them and they both have still image, sequential shot, and video clip modes.

  • Page 48

    Changing the mode Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch (see page 46). Turn the mode selector dial to the icon of the desired mode. For still image mode: Set to & For sequential shot mode: Set to r For video clip mode: Set to 7 For option mode: Set to ê...

  • Page 49

    Attaching the grip belt and shoulder belt Before using your digital disk camera, be sure to attach the grip belt. The shoulder belt is useful for carrying the digital disk camera over your shoulder or hanging it from your neck. Attaching the grip belt Grip belt holder on digital disk camera bottom...

  • Page 50

    Proper use of your digital disk camera In order to capture the image you are aiming at properly, it is very important that you are holding the digital disk camera correctly with the correct posture. Be sure to always hold the digital disk camera steadily and make sure that the shoulder strap, your finger, or any other object is not in front of the lens.

  • Page 51: Capturing And Playing Back Still Images

    Capturing and playing back still images Capturing still images Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the still image shooting mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ...

  • Page 52

    Press the shutter release button. œ Your digital disk camera is equipped with an autofocus function. The autofocus function works as explained below. Press the shutter release button halfway (focus lock). The autofocus function activates and puts the œ subject in focus. If H is selected for the shutter sound (see page œ...

  • Page 53

    Playing back still images Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the still image playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &. œ...

  • Page 54

    Automatic playback (slide show) Follow the procedure below to play back images automatically in order in a slide show fashion. If voice memos (see pages 78, 127) are attached, they will be heard also. Put the digital disk camera in the still image playback mode. œ...

  • Page 55

    9-image display playback Follow the procedure below to display nine images captured in the still image shooting mode in the monitor at one time. Put the digital disk camera in the still image playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ...

  • Page 56

    Specific image number playback Follow the procedure below to specify the image number of the image that you want to view. Put the digital disk camera in the still image playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &. œ...

  • Page 57

    Capturing and playing back sequential shots Capturing sequential shots Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the sequential shot shooting mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ...

  • Page 58

    Playing back sequential shots Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the sequential shot playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to r. œ...

  • Page 59

    Press d or c on the arrow button to view the images of the sequential shot. To display the previous image: Press d To display the next image: Press c Using the control dial To display the previous image: Turn counterclockwise To display the next image: Turn clockwise œ...

  • Page 60

    Useful playback features for sequential shots Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Consecutive playback Follow the procedure below to play back sequential shots consecutively one after the other. Put the digital disk camera in the sequential shot playback mode.

  • Page 61

    Specific sequential shot folder number playback Follow the procedure below to specify the sequential shot folder number of the sequential shot that you want to view. Put the digital disk camera in the sequential shot playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ...

  • Page 62: Recording Video Clips

    Recording and playing back video clips Recording video clips Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the video clip shooting mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ...

  • Page 63

    NOTE œ Besides using the built-in microphone, you can also record audio by connecting the supplied microphone to the MIC input terminal. Be aware that the built-in microphone will not work when a microphone is connected to the MIC input terminal (see page 49). œ...

  • Page 64: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing back video clips Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the video clip playback mode. œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to 7. œ...

  • Page 65

    Press the MODE button. œ If you are playing back a video clip, first press the SET button to stop the playback and then press the MODE button. (The Playback Setting Screen will not appear during the playback of a video clip.) œ...

  • Page 66

    Useful playback features for video clips Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Specific video clip number playback Follow the procedure below to specify the video clip number of the video clip that you want to view.

  • Page 67

    How to play back video clips I To pause playback Press the SET button to pause playback. œ Press the SET button again to resume playback. I To play back one frame at a time Pause playback. Press the arrow button. To move forward one frame: Press c To move backward one frame: Press d I To return to the beginning or skip to the end...

  • Page 68

    I Viewing using the jog mode (one frame at a time) Press the RETURN button. œ The Jog/Shuttle Screen appears. Press the F1 button. œ You enter the jog mode. œ In the jog mode, the video clip is advanced one frame at a time each time the control dial is turned one click.

  • Page 69

    Recording and playing back audio recordings Recording audio recordings Preparation œ Insert a disk (see page 30). œ Turn the power on (see page 32). Put the digital disk camera in the option mode. œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen.

  • Page 70: Playing Back Audio Recordings

    Press the SET button. œ The Recording Ready Screen appears. Press the shutter release button. œ Audio recording starts. œ During recording, “RECORDING” appears in the monitor. œ Up to a maximum of two hours can be recorded. Press the shutter release button again to stop recording.

  • Page 71: Adjusting The Volume

    Press the SET button. œ The 9-image Playback Screen for audio recordings appears. Press the arrow button to move the $ mark to the audio recording you want to hear and press the SET button. œ The Audio Recording Playback Setting Screen for the audio recording selected appears.

  • Page 72: Playing Back Files On A Television Set

    NOTE œ The IDC-1000ZEX and IDC-1000ZE will play back images using a PAL format signal. It can only be used for playback with a PAL standard television. œ The IDC-1000ZU will play back images using an NTSC format signal. It can only be used for playback with an NTSC standard television.

  • Page 73: Using The Various Shooting Functions

    USING THE VARIOUS SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Using the macro focus setting Use the macro focus setting when capturing images at close range (3 to 60 cm). Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. Press the MODE button.

  • Page 74

    Press the SET button. œ This completes the focus mode setting. œ The focus mode setting is retained even if the mode selector dial is turned, the CAMERA/PLAY switch is changed, or the digital disk camera is turned off (see page 112).

  • Page 75: Using The Zoom

    Using the zoom Use the zoom functions for enlarging subjects when composing images. Your digital disk camera offers two methods of zooming: optical zoom using the zoom lens and electronic zoom using the digital zoom function. Using the optical zoom The optical zoom allows you to enlarge up to 3x magnification.

  • Page 76: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the digital zoom The digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject to be captured electronically. This is useful when you want to enlarge a subject more than that allowed by the optical zoom alone. The digital zoom can be used in the still image shooting mode when the resolution is set to P, and in the video clip shooting mode when the resolution is O or N.

  • Page 77: Using The Flash

    Using the flash The flash is not only used to capture images in the dark, but also to capture images of subject that are in shadows or lit from behind. Your digital disk camera has four flash modes: automatic flash mode, red-eye reduction flash mode, forced flash mode, and flash off mode. Select the mode depending on the situation and conditions.

  • Page 78

    Press c on the arrow button to select the desired flash mode icon from the flash menu. 0 (automatic flash): 1 (red-eye reduction flash): 2 (forced flash): Press the SET button. œ This completes the flash mode setting. œ Place the flash back in the digital disk camera to set the flash off mode 3.

  • Page 79: Recording A Voice Memo

    Recording a voice memo In the still image shooting mode, you can record up to 10 seconds of audio when capturing an image. This sound file is called a voice memo. You can also add a voice memo to an image captured earlier (see “Adding a voice memo”...

  • Page 80

    Press the SET button. œ This completes the voice memo setting. œ The voice memo setting indicator appears in the right side of the monitor. œ The voice memo setting returns to voice memo off if the mode selector dial is turned, the CAMERA/PLAY switch is changed, or the digital disk camera is turned off.

  • Page 81: Using The Self-timer

    Using the self-timer The self-timer function allows you to have the digital disk camera wait 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed until it captures the image or starts recording. You can also change the amount of time the digital disk camera will wait from anywhere between 0 seconds to 9 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds.

  • Page 82

    Press d or c on the arrow button to highlight in orange the numbers to change. œ This is the time for the self-timer, or the time the digital disk camera waits until capturing images or starting recording after the shutter release button is pressed (hrs:min:sec).

  • Page 83

    Capturing a AE-shifted sequential shot The AE shift sequential shot captures seven sequential images while automatically changing the exposure from under exposure (for a dark image) to over exposure (for a light image). Dark image (under exposed) Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ...

  • Page 84

    Press c on the arrow button to select the AE shift icon <. AE shift sequential shot: Select < Normal sequential shot: Select U œ If the exposure control setting (see page 92) is set to a setting other than program AE, then the AE shift icon <...

  • Page 85: Setting The Image Quality

    Setting the image quality The resolution and compression ratio settings determine the image quality. Set these settings according to the image quality you desire. Setting the resolution Use the procedure given below to set the image resolution. If the resolution is increased (larger number of pixels per image), the image quality will improve, but the remaining number of images that can be taken will decrease.

  • Page 86

    Images v” used by the Exif standards for non-compressed YCbCr data. If you are downloading images to a personal computer, you will need a YCbCr TIFF-compatible application to view them. The applications included in the SANYO Software Pack are YCbCr TIFF-compatible. English...

  • Page 87: Setting The Frame Rate

    Setting the frame rate Follow the procedure below to set the frame rate at which video clips are recorded. The frame rate tells you how many frames are recorded each second. The greater the frame rate, the smoother the motion in the video clip, but also the larger the size of the video clip file. Caution œ...

  • Page 88

    Setting the exposure correction Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. Turn the control dial. œ The Exposure Correction Screen appears. œ If the exposure control setting (see page 92) is set to a setting other than program AE, then the Exposure Correction Screen will not appear.

  • Page 89: Manual Mode Settings

    MANUAL MODE SETTINGS About the manual mode settings Your digital disk camera is equipped with a manual mode and automatic mode. The manual mode settings (see pages 90 to 97) are stored even after the digital disk camera is turned off so it is unnecessary for you to set the manual mode settings each time you switch to the manual mode.

  • Page 90

    Switching between the automatic and manual modes Follow the procedure below to change between the automatic and manual modes. Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. Perform the manual mode settings (see pages 90 to 97).

  • Page 91: Setting The Focus

    Setting the focus In addition to autofocus, your digital disk camera also allows you to set the focus manually or fix the focus to a preset distance. Setting to manual focus Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. Press the FOCUS button.

  • Page 92

    Setting to fixed focus Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. The setting allows you to fix the focus setting. This is useful when you know the distance of the subject beforehand.

  • Page 93: Setting The Exposure Control

    Setting the exposure control Your digital disk camera allows you to set a number of different exposure controls (shutter speeds and aperture settings). By becoming familiar with these settings, you can create a wide variety of expressions in your images. Preparation œ...

  • Page 94

    SPOT SPL: Spot sample AE œ The exposure is set based on the light measured at the middle of the monitor. Shooting is performed with the exposure set to a portion of the subject. Example: For setting the exposure to a person’s face while there is a sunset in the background.

  • Page 95

    I When selecting “ S.SPEED” and pressing the RETURN button œ Sets the AE with shutter speed priority. œ The Shutter Speed Setting Screen appears. œ Turn the control dial to select the desired shutter speed and press the RETURN button. œ...

  • Page 96

    HINT To capture images of people with night scenery in the background œ By using the flash and a slow shutter speed together, the foreground subject and background night scenery will both be captured well. With a slow shutter speed, the flash lights when the shutter opens so the foreground people are captured and the shutter stays open for a long exposure so the dark background is also captured.

  • Page 97: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the white balance Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “CAMERA.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to &, r, or 7 to select the desired shooting mode. Press the W.BAL button. œ The indicator * appears. If you are going to set a setting other than white balance lock, proceed to step œ...

  • Page 98

    SAMPLING WB: Sampling white balance œ For setting the white balance more accurately. Used for when the light source cannot be specified. œ When sampling white balance is set, the indicator = appears. FINE SKY: Fine sky white balance œ Sets the white balance to a value proper for when the light source is a sunny day. œ...

  • Page 99: Interval Shooting

    INTERVAL SHOOTING Interval shooting is a special shooting feature where the digital disk camera captures images in set intervals. There are two types of interval shooting: still image interval shooting captures still images in set intervals and video clip interval shooting captures images in set intervals that will then become one video clip (see page 101).

  • Page 100

    Press the SET button. œ The Still Image Interval Shooting Setting Screen appears. Set the interval shooting parameters. œ Set the interval between images at “INT” and the number of images to be captured at “FRAME.” Performing the settings at the Still Image Interval Shooting Setting Screen To change a setting: Press j or l To move to the next item: Press c...

  • Page 101

    Press the shutter release button. œ The still image interval shooting begins and the first image is captured. œ The monitor turns off. To turn the monitor back on, press the power button. To turn it back off, press the power button again.

  • Page 102

    Video clip interval shooting Video clip interval shooting is a special shooting technique that allows you to create a video clip by capturing the images for each frame separately and in set intervals. The audio is not recorded during the interval shooting, so the completed video clip will have no sound. Example: Making a five-second video clip by capturing one frame every 20 seconds (for frame rate X, the interval shooting will take 50 minutes).

  • Page 103

    Press the SET button. œ The Video Clip Interval Shooting Setting Screen appears. Set the interval shooting parameters. œ Set the interval between images at “INT.” and the length of the final video clip at “DUR.” œ The number of frames will change according to the video clip length and the frame rate setting.

  • Page 104

    Press the SET button. œ The Video Clip Interval Shooting Ready Screen appears. œ To stop the interval shooting before it is completed, press the MODE button. œ The timer mark and the time until the next image is captured (hrs:min:sec) appear in the mode display panel.

  • Page 105

    Press the shutter release button. œ The video clip interval shooting begins and the first image is captured. œ The monitor turns off. To turn the monitor back on, press the power button. To turn it back off, press the power button again.

  • Page 106

    Pausing or ending video clip interval shooting Press the power button to turn on the monitor and press the MODE button. œ The Video Clip Interval Shooting Completion Screen appears. When this screen appears, the timer stops and the interval shooting is paused. Press j or l to select the desired option.

  • Page 107

    Erasing the temporary data from video clip interval shooting During video clip interval shooting, the images captured are stored in your digital disk camera as temporary data. After this data is used to create the video clip, it will be necessary to erase this data.

  • Page 108: Animation Shooting

    ANIMATION SHOOTING Animation shooting is a special shooting technique that allows you to create a video clip by capturing the images for each frame separately with the shutter release button. This allows you to capture the images when you want based on the movement of the subject or the changes that you make to the subject.

  • Page 109

    Press the SET button. œ The Animation Shooting Ready Screen appears. œ To stop animation shooting, press the MODE button. Press the shutter release button. œ The image for the first frame is captured. œ If the digital disk camera is left for three (when using the battery pack) or thirty (when using the AC adapter/charger) minutes after the first frame is captured, the monitor will automatically turn off.

  • Page 110

    HELP If “ ERROR” appears at step 4 œ This error message tells you that the temporary data for an animation shooting or video clip interval shooting (see page 101) already exists in the digital disk camera. Either save the temporary data or erase it (see 2 and 3 of step 7 on page 110).

  • Page 111

    Move the subject as desired. œ Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your animation shooting is completed. Complete the animation shooting. Press the power button to turn on the monitor and press the MODE button. œ The Animation Shooting Completion Screen appears.

  • Page 112

    Erasing the temporary data from animation shooting During animation shooting, the images captured are stored in your digital disk camera as temporary data. After this data is used to create the video clip, it will be necessary to erase this data.

  • Page 113: Custom Setting

    CUSTOM SETTING You can customize the settings of your digital disk camera such as the manual mode settings, exposure metering method, ISO sensitivity, folder settings, shutter sounds, and remote control to make your digital disk camera work as you like. Storing and initializing the manual mode settings You can set whether or not your digital disk camera stores the macro focus (see page 72), digital...

  • Page 114

    Setting the exposure metering Your digital disk camera is capable of two types of exposure metering: by dividing up the screen and calculating the total amount of light by adding up each division (matrix metering) or by measuring the amount of light in the central portion of the screen only (center-weighted metering).

  • Page 115: Setting The Iso Sensitivity

    Setting the ISO sensitivity The initial settings for your digital disk camera have the digital disk camera set the ISO sensitivity automatically according to the brightness of the subject. However, you can fix the ISO sensitivity to ISO 100, 200, or 400 equivalency. Preparation œ...

  • Page 116: Creating A Folder

    Dealing with the folder settings The initial settings for your digital disk camera have all files (i.e. images, video clips, and audio recordings) stored in the folder number 100 (see page 148). When the number of files increases and exceeds a certain amount, a new folder is automatically created (folder number 101 and so on) and the new files are stored in this folder (see page 168).

  • Page 117

    Select “ YES” and press the SET button. œ The new folder will be assigned a number sequentially starting with 101 (i.e. 100 Ö 101 Ö 102 ... 999). The number assigned to a folder cannot be set manually. œ After the new folder is created, you return to the Camera Setting Screen and subsequent files recorded by your digital disk camera will be stored in the new folder.

  • Page 118: Selecting A Folder

    Selecting a folder Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Press the arrow button to select the camera icon ò and press the SET button. œ The Camera Setting Screen appears. Select the folder icon : and press the SET button. œ...

  • Page 119

    Viewing the folder information Follow the procedure below to view the number and types of files stored in folders and the date folders were created. Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Press the arrow button to select the folder information icon à...

  • Page 120: Setting The Shutter Sound

    Setting the shutter sound Your digital disk camera allows you to set whether or not a shutter sound will be heard when the shutter release button is pressed. Moreover, in addition to the camera sound that is the initial setting for the shutter sound, it also allows you to change the shutter sound to other sounds that you have recorded.

  • Page 121

    Changing the shutter sound Follow the procedure below to record a new shutter sound using the microphone of the digital disk camera and set that recording as the shutter sound. Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Press the arrow button to select the camera icon ò...

  • Page 122

    œ In addition to recordings made using the microphone, you can also use the software included in the SANYO Software Pack to set sound files saved in your computer. œ Any silent portions at the beginning or end of the sound file will be cut and not used as the shutter sound (provided there is no background noise).

  • Page 123

    Selecting the shutter sound Follow the procedure below to set a recording made using the microphone or one saved in your computer as the shutter sound. (Read the instruction manual included with the SANYO Software Pack.) Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen.

  • Page 124

    Press l on the arrow button to select “FILE” and press the SET button. œ The Shutter Sound Selection Screen appears. œ A list of the sound files stored in the sound folder is displayed. Press j or l on the arrow button to select the desired sound file and press the SET button.

  • Page 125

    Setting the remote control operation Follow the procedure below to set whether or not you will use the remote control. Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Press the arrow button to select the camera icon ò and press the SET button.

  • Page 126: Setting The Remaining Disk Space Display Format

    SETTING THE REMAINING DISK SPACE DISPLAY FORMAT Your digital disk camera allows you to set how the remaining disk space is displayed in the mode display panel. Follow the procedure below to set the desired remaining disk space display format. Preparation œ...

  • Page 127

    Press the SET button. œ This completes the setting of the remaining disk space display format. œ To return to the Option Screen, press the MODE button. œ The display of the remaining disk space will appear as shown below. x selected Remaining number Remaining recording...

  • Page 128: Adding A Voice Memo To An Image

    ADDING A VOICE MEMO TO AN IMAGE Adding a voice memo You can add a voice memo to a still image captured in the still image mode, an image saved after magnifying, a compound image, or a copied image. Preparation œ...

  • Page 129

    Press l on the arrow button to select “ ADD AUDIO” and press the SET button. œ The digital disk camera is now ready to add the voice memo. Press the shutter release button. œ The voice memo recording starts. Talk into the microphone on the digital disk camera.

  • Page 130

    NOTE œ Voice memos can also be recorded when the image is captured (see page 78). œ After a voice memo has been added to an image, you can erase only the voice memo (see page 151). Also, when an image with a voice memo is erased, the attached voice memo is also erased.

  • Page 131: Adding An Image To Another Image

    ADDING AN IMAGE TO ANOTHER IMAGE Adding an image (compound image function) You can insert an image into a frame set in a still image captured in the still image mode, an image saved after magnifying, or a copied image, and create a compound image consisting of an image within an image.

  • Page 132

    Check the focus setting before creating the compound image If the subject that you will shoot for the compound image is close (from 3 to 60 cm away), put the digital disk camera in the still image shooting mode and set the focus to either the macro focus mode or the total range focus mode (see page 72).

  • Page 133

    Set the size of the image to be added To set the size of the frame, first set the top left corner of the frame (first point) and then the bottom right corner of the frame (second point). The position of the frame is set later. Use the arrow button to set the first point.

  • Page 134

    Set the position of the image to added Use the arrow button to set the position of the frame where the image is to be inserted. œ Use the arrow button to move the frame to the position where you want the image to be inserted. œ...

  • Page 135: Enlarging (zooming In) The Image

    ENLARGING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE Captured images can be enlarged for viewing during playback and the enlarged image can be saved as a still image. Display the image that you want to enlarge. œ See “Playing back still images” on page 52, “Playing back sequential shots” on page 57, or “Playing back video clips”...

  • Page 136

    NOTE œ As the image is enlarged, the quality will become rougher. œ One frame of a video clip can be enlarged; however, a video clip cannot be played back while enlarged. œ For R resolution, the maximum magnification amount is 21x. HELP If “...

  • Page 137: Editing Video Clips

    EDITING VIDEO CLIPS About the clipping and joining functions Procedure for saving a portion of a video clip (clipping function) You can select a specific scene of a video clip and save the portion up to and including that scene as a separate video clip or the portion from that scene to the end as a separate video clip. Display the video clip Set the scene where to clip Select whether to save the beginning portion or ending portion...

  • Page 138

    Saving a portion of a video clip (clipping function) Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to 7 to select the video clip playback mode. Display the video clip that you want to clip. œ...

  • Page 139

    Press the SET button. œ The Clipping Screen appears. œ “CLIP FORMER” is selected initially. Press j or l on the arrow button to select the portion of the video clip to be saved. To save the beginning portion: Select “CLIP FORMER” To save the ending portion: Select “CLIP LATTER”...

  • Page 140

    Joining two video clips together (joining function) Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to 7 to select the video clip playback mode. Display the video clip that you want to join. œ See “Playing back video clips” on page 63. œ...

  • Page 141

    Press the arrow button to move the $ mark to the video clip that you want to attach. Press the SET button. œ The Erase Original Confirmation Screen appears. Press j or l on the arrow button to select whether or not to erase the original video clips when the new one is saved.

  • Page 142: Programmed Playback

    PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK Your digital disk camera allows you to program the playback order so that you can play back a slide show of still images and video clips in any order you wish. Programming the playback allows you to play back still images and video clips together. Creating a playback program Follow the procedure below to set the order of the slide show.

  • Page 143

    Press the SET button. œ The Compile Program Screen appears. To change folders, select “ FOLDER” and press d or c on the arrow button to select the desired folder number. Press j or l on the arrow button to select “ IMAGE SEL”...

  • Page 144

    Press the MODE button. œ You return to the Compile Program Screen. œ Proceed to steps 9 and 10. At this point, the program has not yet been saved. Press l on the arrow button to select “ SAVE” and press the SET button.

  • Page 145

    Selecting a playback program and starting playback Follow the procedure below to select a playback program and start the playback. Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Press the arrow button to select the program playback icon ù...

  • Page 146

    Press j or l on the arrow button to select “ PLAYBACK” and press the SET button. œ The Program Selection Screen appears. Press j or l on the arrow button to select the desired program number and press the SET button.

  • Page 147

    Erasing a playback program Follow the procedure below to erase a playback program that is no longer needed. Preparation œ Turn the mode selector dial to ê to display the Option Screen. Display the Program Playback Setting Screen. œ Perform steps 1 and 2 on page 144. Press j or l on the arrow button to select “...

  • Page 148: Handling Data Stored On The Disk

    Internet, etc. for a wide range of applications. For more information, see the instruction manual for the supplied SANYO Software Pack. œ Print out in high quality with a digital print service The media used to store data recorded by your digital disk camera is the iD PHOTO disk.

  • Page 149

    œ You can use QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or greater from Apple to playback the video clips. QuickTime 4.1 Pro for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the SANYO Software Pack (supplied). œ To view images using MediaPlayer on a computer running Windows, use the software included in the SANYO Software Pack (supplied) to change the images to the Windows-compatible AVI format.

  • Page 150: Erasing Data

    Erasing data With your digital disk camera, if you ever make a mistake when capturing an image, filming a video clip, or recording an audio recording, or if it does not turn out as you want, or if you simply no longer need it, you can erase it.

  • Page 151

    For erasing still images (including those with voice memos attached) FOLDER ERASE: Erases the current folder and all of its contents. All still images, sequential shots, video clips, and audio recordings inside the folder will be erased. GROUP ERASE: Erases all the still images inside the current folder. Sequential shots, video clips, and audio recording will not be erased.

  • Page 152

    œ If you selected “FOLDER ERASE,” the Folder Erase All Confirmation Screen appears showing you whether or not the folder contains still image (including sequential shots), video clips, and audio recordings. : There are files present – : There are no files present œ...

  • Page 153

    Protecting files from being erased Your digital disk camera allows you to protect important files that you do not want to erase or do not want to have erased by mistake. Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to the playback mode of the type of file to be protected. Display the file that you want to protect.

  • Page 154

    Copying or moving files Your digital disk camera allows you to move files from one folder to another folder or make another copy of a file into the same folder. Preparation œ Set the CAMERA/PLAY switch to “PLAY.” œ Turn the mode selector dial to the playback mode of the type of file to be copied or moved. Display the file that you want to copy or move.

  • Page 155

    Press the SET button. œ If you selected “COPY † PHOTO-G,” the displayed image is copied and saved as a still image. œ If you selected “MOVE,” the Destination Folder Selection Screen appears. Proceed to step 6 and select the destination folder for the move. Press j or l on the arrow button to select the destination folder and press the SET button.

  • Page 156: Formatting The Disk

    FORMATTING THE DISK About the iD PHOTO disk The iD PHOTO disk that is inserted into your digital disk camera is a magneto-optic cartridge with a storage capacity of 730 megabytes. Be sure to insert the iD PHOTO disk into the digital disk camera before using the digital disk camera.

  • Page 157

    Press j on the arrow button to select “ YES.” œ There are two types of format screens. Both are shown to the right. œ If the Quick Format Screen with the quick format icon t appears, select “NO” and press the SET button to display a screen that allows you to select the full format process.

  • Page 158

    Reformatting a disk When a disk is used for the first time, “REFORMAT?” appears (see page 156) and you automatically start the formatting process. However, depending on the condition of the disk, this message may not appear. To format the disk in such a case, follow the procedure given below. Also, even for disks that have been formatted with the digital disk camera before, data may become corrupt or the disk may become reformatted by a computer making the disk unusable with the digital disk camera.

  • Page 159

    Press the SET button. œ The Format Confirmation Screen appears. Press j on the arrow button to select “ YES” and press the SET button. œ Formatting starts. œ During formatting, “FORMATTING” appears. œ Do not turn off the digital disk camera while it is formatting a disk. œ...

  • Page 160: Using With A Computer System

    By installing the software included in the SANYO Software Pack, you can download and edit files saved in your digital disk camera, operate your digital disk camera from your computer, and much more. (For using the different interfaces, the driver software for the interface is required.)

  • Page 161

    Connecting to the IEEE1394 terminal To IEEE1394 port IEEE1394 computer interface cable (supplied) œ By connecting to a computer using the IEEE1394 terminal, you can use the iD PHOTO disk drive of the digital disk camera as an external drive of your computer. Then you can handle the data stored in the disk from your computer.

  • Page 162

    About the accessories available for your digital disk camera The accessories available for your digital disk camera are given below. œ Li-ion battery pack (part number: UR-121AEX, UR-121A) One Li-ion battery pack UR-121. œ iD PHOTO disk (part number: DSM-D730ACEX, DSM-D730ACU) One 730-megabyte iD PHOTO disk DSM-D730A.

  • Page 163: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Power Does not turn Shooting Shutter release button does not work. Flash does not light. Cause Battery pack is not Properly install battery installed. pack. Battery pack is not properly installed. Battery pack is dead. Recharge battery pack or replaced with a charged one.

  • Page 164

    Problem When used in monitor cold weather, image seems to viewfinder leave traces as it moves. Images displayed contain some red, blue, and green dots, or there are black spots visible. Area around LCD monitor is warm. No image appears during shooting.

  • Page 165

    Problem Viewing Image is too images dark. Image is too bright. Color for images captured indoors are not correct. Video clip image flickers. Cause Flash was blocked by Hold digital disk finger or other object. camera correctly and make sure flash is not obstructed.

  • Page 166

    Problem Viewing Part of image is images missing. No image appears (? appears). Audio No sound. recordings Sound is noisy. Connecting No sound or image. television. No sound. Miscellaneous Digital disk camera will not operate. “SYSTEM ERROR” is displayed. Digital disk camera settings are lost.

  • Page 167

    Problem Miscellaneous Digital disk camera does not operate immediately after being turned on. Sounds can be heard during power save mode. Remote control does not work. Dust is inside viewfinder. Cause Normal effect due to When power is turned internal structure. on, disk contents are read.

  • Page 168: Error Messages

    Error messages Error messages will appear in the monitor or mode display panel in response to conditions of the digital disk camera or disk. Monitor display Monitor does not light REFORMAT? ÄNO PROTECTED DISK FULL ã appears in upper right English Mode display panel Disk is not inserted.

  • Page 169

    Monitor display Mode display panel HIGH TEMP ÄOK CREATE NEW FOLDER Normal display ÄOK DISK ERROR FILES MAY BE LOST DISK:READ ONLY ÄOK FILE RECOVERY POWER DOWN WHILE RECORDING Normal display TRY RECOVER ÄOK Meaning and remedy Digital disk camera has become hot (see pages 17, 62).

  • Page 170: Specifications

    Aperture ND filter Exposure metering Exposure control type Range English CCD digital camera (recording and playback) Digital recording iD format standards Still images: JPEG format, TIFF (non-compressed YCbCr) format (Exif Ver. 2.1 compliant) Video clips: QuickTime Movie Audio: wav (monaural)

  • Page 171

    Digital zoom Shutter Sensitivity Viewfinder LCD monitor LCD monitor pixels Flash working range Flash modes Focus Self-timer Special shooting functions Time/date Ambient Temperature 0 to 35°C (operation), –20 to 60°C (storage) environment Humidity Power supply Battery AC adapter/charger (supplied) Dimensions Weight For shooting: Still image and sequential shot mode (resolution P): 1x to 2.1x...

  • Page 172: Battery Operation

    Video output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 composite video PAL color television system (IDC-1000ZEX and IDC-1000ZE) NTSC color television system (IDC-1000ZU) 3.5-mm mini jack, 2 k , monaural Sensitivity: –42 dB max., plug-in power DC 9.2 V (for use with supplied AC adapter/charger...

  • Page 173

    Possible number of images/possible shooting time/possible recording time The table below shows the approximate possible number of images, the possible shooting time, and the possible recording time that can be stored on the supplied iD PHOTO disk. Shooting recording Resolution setting mode Still image mode (no voice memo)

  • Page 174

    Temperature 0 to 40°C (operation and recharging), –20 to 30°C (storage) environment Humidity Dimensions Weight œ Sanyo Electric reserves the right to modify product designs and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligations. English iD PHOTO disk 730 MB Magneto optical recording format...

  • Page 175

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  • Pat B. Jan 17, 2013 06:23:
    Is there an adapter available for the camera that will allow this camera's disc informatio​n to be transfered to a modern PC?