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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Digital Camera

Important note

This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-AZ3EX and VPC-AZ3.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make sure
to read and understand the section "USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY
AND CORRECTLY" on pages 7 to 23. Keep this manual in a safe place for later
reference.
VPC-AZ3EX
VPC-AZ3

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Digital Camera Important note This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-AZ3EX and VPC-AZ3. Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such. Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make sure to read and understand the section “USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Tested to Comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Declaration of Conformity Model Number Trade Name Responsible party : SANYO FISHER COMPANY Address Telephone No. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:...
  • Page 3 FOR CANADIAN USERS œ This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. English...
  • Page 4: Outline Of Operation

    OUTLINE OF OPERATION To help you get started enjoying using your digital camera right away, given below is an outline of the fundamental operation, from setup to shooting to playback. SETUP Charge the battery pack (see pages 27 and 33).
  • Page 5: Symbols Used In This Manual

    œ See “PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS” on page 88. *1: About the CompactFlash This digital camera can use both CompactFlash and Microdrive cards for data storage. This manual is written with the premise that CompactFlash cards are used. In this manual, CompactFlash and Microdrive cards are both referred to as “card”.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    OUTLINE OF OPERATION ........1 USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY ..7 CAUTIONS CONCERNING HIGH TEMPERATURES .
  • Page 7 B PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MODE SETTINGS ....... . 83 PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES ....... 85 PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS .
  • Page 8 CONTENTS B OTHER FUNCTIONS COPYING IMAGES ........126 CHANGING IMAGE SIZE .
  • Page 9 B CAMERA SETTINGS AND DISPLAYS SETTING THE DATE AND TIME ......158 SETTING THE OPERATIONAL SOUNDS .
  • Page 10: Using Your Digital Camera Safely And Correctly

    CORRECTLY CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA WARNING B If the digital camera makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power and remove the battery pack. œ If the digital camera is used under these conditions, it may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Page 11 B Do not look through the digital camera into the sun œ Do not look through the digital camera at the sun or any other strong source of light. Doing so may seriously injure your eyes.
  • Page 12 B If the digital camera is not going to be used for a long period of time œ For safety’s sake, remove the battery pack from the camera.
  • Page 13 B Cautions during use and storage œ This digital camera is a precision instrument. When using or storing the digital camera, make sure to avoid the following locations to avoid damage. œ Places in direct sunlight œ Places where humidity and temperature are high œ...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY Concerning the supplied battery pack charger (Model VAR-L10) DANGER B Risk of electric shock. Dry location use only. B Do not recharge battery packs that are not Lithium-ion battery packs (Model DB-L10) œ Do not use the supplied battery pack charger to recharge a battery pack other than the supplied Lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L10).
  • Page 15 B Cautions when plugging in the battery pack charger œ Securely plug the power cord all the way into the power outlet when using the battery pack charger. If the battery pack charger is used with the power cord not fully plugged in, heat may be generated and cause a fire.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY Concerning the supplied battery pack charger (Model VAR-L10) (continued) DANGER B Keep the battery pack charger out of the reach of children œ Children may place the battery pack or other small components in their mouth or perform some other such unforeseeable action.
  • Page 17: Operating And Storage Conditions

    CAUTION B Do not connect to a voltage converter œ Doing so may cause a fire or other trouble. B Do not damage the power cord œ Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Do not place the power cord near a heat source. Do not excessively bend the power cord, modify it, or secure it with staples.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY Concerning the Lithium-ion battery pack (Model DB-L10) DANGER This camera uses a Lithium-ion battery pack (Model DB-L10). B If there is leaking, discoloration, change of shape, rise in temperature, damaged exterior, strange odor or any other...
  • Page 19 B Do not drop, hit, or submit the battery pack to strong shocks œ If the safety mechanisms and protective devices are broken, an abnormal chemical reaction may occur inside the battery pack, or cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY Concerning the Lithium-ion battery pack (Model DB-L10) (continued) DANGER B Use only the supplied battery pack charger (Model VAR-L10) œ If another charger is used, the battery pack may be overcharged, or recharged with an abnormal voltage,...
  • Page 21 œ The battery pack may be warm immediately after the digital camera is used. If removing the battery pack, turn off the digital camera and allow the battery pack to cool down before removing it. B Recycling the battery pack œ...
  • Page 22: For Correct Use Of Your Camera

    œ Use only the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G6EX for the VPC-AZ3EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-AZ3EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-AZ3) with your digital camera. Do not use an AC adapter other than the one indicted here, designed for specific use with your digital camera.
  • Page 23 When using a chemically treated cloth, carefully read its instructions and warnings. œ Do not spray insecticides or volatile sprays on the digital camera. Do not let rubber or vinyl objects contact the digital camera for a long period. They may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling.
  • Page 24 Periodically reinstall the battery pack and check the digital camera functions. œ If the battery pack is left in the digital camera, a small amount of power is still used even if the digital camera is turned off. If the battery pack is left in the digital camera for a long period, it may become completely discharged and lose its ability to be recharged again.
  • Page 25 (such as a hard disk, MO disk, or CD-R disk). 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 26 œ Before using a new card, be sure to format it using the digital camera (see “FORMATTING A CARD” on page 35). œ When buying separately sold or commercially available products, carefully read the instructions and warnings that come with them.
  • Page 27: Cautions Concerning High Temperatures

    CAUTIONS CONCERNING HIGH TEMPERATURES B S icon œ The S icon indicates that the temperature inside the camera is high. If the S icon appears, it is still possible to use the camera for a short while, but eventually the S icon will flash and the camera will become inoperable. If the power is left on after this happens, the High Temperature Warning Screen will appear.
  • Page 28: Checking The Included Accessories

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES œ Handstrap œ CompactFlash (16MB): 1 œ Lithium-ion hydride battery pack charger and power cord œ Dedicated USB interface cable: 1 ATTACHING THE HANDSTRAP English œ Software: 1 CD-ROM œ Lithium-ion battery pack (battery pack): 1 œ...
  • Page 29: Soft Case

    When not using the digital camera, keep it in the soft case for protection. Media cards that can be used with this digital camera The types of card that can be inserted into and used with this digital camera are: œ CompactFlash œ...
  • Page 30: Quick Start For Capturing Images

    QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES Charge the battery pack œ Before using the supplied battery pack in the camera, insert it into the charger. œ Insert it in the direction indicated by the [j] mark on the battery pack. Connect the supplied power cord to the battery pack charger.
  • Page 31: Install The Battery Pack And Card

    Make sure that the battery pack polarity ((+) and (–)) and the card orientation are correct. Insert the battery pack. Open battery compartment cover on the digital camera side. Close the battery compartment cover. Insert the card. Push the card cover lever.
  • Page 32 QUICK START FOR CAPTURING IMAGES Capture an image Now that preparation is completed, your digital camera is ready to capture images. Shown here is how to capture a still image. Set the main switch to [á]. Turn the selector dial to [W].
  • Page 33 Press the shutter release button halfway (focus-lock). œ The autofocus locks on the subject, and the image in the LCD monitor appears clearly. Continue to gently press the shutter release button all the way. œ The image is captured. View the image Now let’s take a look at the image you captured.
  • Page 34: Parts Names

    PARTS NAMES Front Shutter release button Selector dial Flash button Focus button Viewfinder Speaker English 3 4 5 Lens (closed when the lens is stowed) Microphone Flash Self-timer indicator...
  • Page 35 Rear Viewfinder Standby indicator (red/green) Red flashing: œ When capturing an image, recording sound, charging the flash, storing an image or sound recording, when no card is installed (indicates that image or sound cannot be recorded), or recording using the self-timer Red steady: œ...
  • Page 36: Recharging The Battery Pack

    RECHARGING THE BATTERY PACK Be sure to fully charge the supplied or separately sold battery pack before using it in your camera. For charging the battery pack, use the supplied charger. Charge the battery pack if it is being used for the first time, and recharge it whenever the remaining charge is low (see “CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE”...
  • Page 37 About the CHARGE indicator The CHARGE indicator shows the status of the battery pack and the charger. Please refer to the following table if the indicator flashes abnormally. CHARGE indicator Not lit Not connected properly œ To recharge the battery pack, the power cord of the charger must be connected to a power outlet, and the plug at one end inserted in the charger’s power socket (see page 27).
  • Page 38: Formatting A Card

    Before using a card, it must be formatted with this camera: œ After purchasing, when used for the first time œ If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera. For more information on handling the cards, see “Cautions when handling the cards”...
  • Page 39 CAUTION Cautions during reformatting œ Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during reformatting. Reformatting erases the data œ When a card is reformatted, all data recorded on the card is erased. Protected data (see page 143) is also erased, so before reformatting a card, any data you wish to keep should be copied to your personal computer’s hard disk or other storage medium.
  • Page 40: Turning The Power On/off

    TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF Turning the power on When capturing images Set the main switch to [á] or [à]. [á]: The LCD monitor is used. [à]: The LCD monitor is not used. Turn the selector dial to [W], [Y] or [X]. Press the power button.
  • Page 41: Turning The Power Off

    œ When using the separately sold AC adapter (model VAR-G6EX for the VPC-AZ3EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-AZ3EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-AZ3), the power save function will become active after about 10 minutes of inactivity (factory-preset setting).
  • Page 42: Setting Screens And Option Setting Screens

    SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS For both shooting and playback, there are Setting Screens and Option Setting Screens. Displaying and exiting the Shooting/Playback Setting Screens and Option Setting Screens Displaying a Setting Screen Set the main switch. [á]: To display the Shooting Setting Screen or Shooting Option Setting Screen.
  • Page 43 Turn on the power. œ In step 2, if the selector dial is set to [P], the Shooting Option Setting Screen or Playback Option Setting Screen appears. Press the MENU button. œ The setting screen selected in step 3 appears. Exiting the Shooting/Playback Setting Screen Press the MENU button.
  • Page 44 SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Switching between the operation modes (BASIC mode and EXPERT mode) This camera allows you to choose between two operation modes: with the BASIC mode, you can enjoy taking photos while letting the camera do all the work;...
  • Page 45 In the BASIC mode the number of settings the user has to deal with are few, making it easy for the novice digital camera operator to enjoy taking photos. It is recommended that the user who is new to digital camera operation or not familiar with the various settings take photos using the basic settings of this mode.
  • Page 46 SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Setting screen basic operation When a setting screen is displayed, the arrow button and the SET button are used to make the desired settings. B Shooting Setting Screen œ When selecting a menu Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button. œ...
  • Page 47: Playback Setting Screen

    B Playback Setting Screen œ When selecting a setting (icon) Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button. œ 9-IMAGE DISPLAY ZOOM PROTECT ERASE EDIT PHOTO PRINT SETTING SLIDESHOW VOLUME B Other operations œ To change a numerical value Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to change the number. œ...
  • Page 48: Shooting Setting Screens

    SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Shooting Setting Screens Still Image Shooting Setting Screen * All the icons never appear at the same time. SCENE SELECT FULL AUTO BASIC mode EXPERT RESOLUTION 2288¶1712 EXPERT mode Scene Select menu (page 76) c B: Full auto icon F: Sports scene icon x: Portrait icon...
  • Page 49 Compression menu (page 81) c D: FINE icon (low compression) a: SFINE icon (super-low compression) G: NORM (NORMAL) icon (moderate compression) L: TIFF icon (no compression) Self-timer menu (page 80) c V: Self-timer off icon U: Self-timer on icon Voice Memo menu (page 101) c b: Voice memo off icon a: Voice memo on icon Spot focus menu (page 102)
  • Page 50 SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Sequential Shots Shooting Setting Screen * All the icons never appear at the same time. SCENE SELECT FULL AUTO BASIC mode EXPERT METHOD BEST EXPERT mode Scene Select menu (page 76) c B: Full auto icon F: Sports scene icon x: Portrait icon English...
  • Page 51 Resolution menu (page 78) c C: 2288 x 1712-pixel resolution icon D: 1600 x 1200-pixel resolution icon E: 640 x 480-pixel resolution icon Compression menu (page 81) a: SFINE icon (super-low compression) c D: FINE icon (low compression) G: NORM (NORMAL) icon (moderate compression) Spot focus menu (page 102) c j: Spot focus off icon...
  • Page 52 SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Video Clip Shooting Setting Screen * All the icons never appear at the same time. SCENE SELECT FULL AUTO BASIC mode EXPERT RESOLUTION 320¶240 EXPERT mode Scene Select menu (page 76) c B: Full auto icon F: Sports scene icon x: Portrait icon English...
  • Page 53 Digital Zoom menu (page 120) c Z: Digital zoom off icon Y: Digital zoom on icon Flicker-reduction (FLICKER REDUCT) menu (page 123) c l: Flicker-reduction function off icon k: Flicker-reduction function on icon Spot focus menu (page 102) c j: Spot focus off icon i: Spot focus on icon Light-measuring mode (EXP MEASURE) menu (page 103)
  • Page 54 Shooting status display After you exit the Shooting Setting Screen, icons on the LCD monitor indicate the status of the digital camera and card. The icons and their positions differ depending on the selected shooting mode. * All the icons never appear at the same time.
  • Page 55 Zoom bar Sequential shots mode indicator Flicker-reduction indicator Remaining shooting time EXPERT 00:46 <Video clip shooting status display> +0.3 English...
  • Page 56 SETTING SCREENS AND OPTION SETTING SCREENS Playback Setting Screens Still Image Playback Setting Screen Main switch Selector dial 9-IMAGE DISPLAY ZOOM PROTECT ERASE EDIT PHOTO PRINT SETTING SLIDESHOW VOLUME 9-image display playback Playback zoom Protect Erase icon Edit still image icon Print settings Slideshow playback Volume control...
  • Page 57 Shooting/Playback Option Setting Screens Shooting Option Setting Screen AUDIO REC COLOR ADJUSTMENT CLOCK SET BEEP LANGUAGE TV SYSTEM REFORMAT FILE NUMBER RESET POWER SAVE HELP Audio recording On the Playback Option Setting Screen, the audio playback icon M is shown. Color correction setting (real color equalizer) Cannot be selected from the...
  • Page 58: Before Taking Pictures

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES For best results Holding the camera Hold the camera securely with both hands, keeping your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable. Correct hold Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the handstrap.
  • Page 59: Using The Autofocus

    œ Subjects without vertical lines Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on the subject while holding the digital camera vertically. The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may work, but not as desired.
  • Page 60 BEFORE TAKING PICTURES œ Fast-moving subjects Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object at the same distance as the desired subject. Hints for taking pictures Operational sound œ The camera can be set so that a sound is heard, for example, when the shutter release button, SET button, or MENU button is pressed (see page 162).
  • Page 61 NOTE About sequential shots shooting œ In sequential shots shooting, the autofocus function is activated when the shutter release button is pressed and remains fixed at the same focus until the sequential shots are finished. If the motion alert icon appears... œ...
  • Page 62: Shooting/recording Mode Settings

    SHOOTING/RECORDING MODE SETTINGS Before using the digital camera, you must first set the desired recording mode (still image, sequential shots, video clip, or audio recording). œ Still image shooting mode: For capturing still images. œ Sequential shots shooting mode: For capturing several images in succession.
  • Page 63: Capturing Still Images

    CAPTURING STILL IMAGES Set the camera to the still image shooting mode (see page 59). Take a picture. 1 Point the camera lens at the subject. Slowly press and hold the shutter release button halfway. The area in the center of the LCD œ...
  • Page 64: Sequential Shots

    SEQUENTIAL SHOTS This digital camera provides three types of sequential shots. Standard sequential shots A normal sequential shot. (For the number of images captured, please see “Maximum number of sequential shots”.) AE shift sequential shot Dark image (under exposed) Best select shot Four sequential images are captured from which you can select one to save.
  • Page 65 Standard sequential shots Set the camera to the sequential shots shooting mode (see page 39). Select the standard sequential shots icon from the sequential shots mode menu, and press the SET button. Press the shutter release button to capture the sequential shots. œ...
  • Page 66 SEQUENTIAL SHOTS AE shift sequential (auto bracket) shots Set the camera to the sequential shots shooting mode (see page 39). Select the AE shift sequential shots icon from the sequential shots mode menu, and press the SET button. Press the shutter release button to capture the sequential shots. œ...
  • Page 67 Best select shot Set the camera to the sequential shots shooting mode (see page 39). Select the best select shot icon from the sequential shots mode menu, and press the SET button. Press the shutter release button to capture the sequential shots. œ...
  • Page 68 SEQUENTIAL SHOTS Save the selected image and erase the others. 1 Select “YES”, and press the SET button. “PROCESSING” appears for a œ few moments, and then the sequential shots shooting mode returns. The selected image is saved in œ the still image folder;...
  • Page 69: Video Clips

    VIDEO CLIPS When you shoot video clips, the sound is also recorded. Set the camera to the video clip shooting mode (see page 59). Press the shutter release button to record the video clip. œ It is not necessary to keep the shutter release button pressed while shooting.
  • Page 70: Audio Recordings

    AUDIO RECORDINGS Your digital camera can record sound, just like a normal tape recorder. Display the Shooting Option Setting Screen (see page 39). œ The audio recording icon highlighted. Press the SET button. œ The Audio Recording Screen appears. Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the recording icon and press the SET button.
  • Page 71 Recording Screen œ After displaying the Audio Recording Screen and you can set the main switch to [à] to put the digital camera into the audio recording standby mode. In this condition, just press the SET button to start recording. Or, after turning on the power to the digital camera, if you set the...
  • Page 72: Basic Shooting Functions

    BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Setting the focus The focus setting can be changed depending on the distance to the subject. Select the desired shooting mode (see page 59). œ If the Shooting Information Screen appears, press the MENU button to exit it. Press the focus button.
  • Page 73 Take the picture. <Shooting without using the LCD monitor> 1 Press the focus button. The LCD monitor turns on briefly to show the currently set focus œ mode. 2 Press the focus button within 5 seconds to set the desired focus mode.
  • Page 74: Using The Flash

    BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Using the flash The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light, but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera has four modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode, flash off mode, and red-eye reduction mode).
  • Page 75 (flash off). : The digital camera will detect the subject brightness and use the flash only when required. At this time the flash will operate in a manner that reduces the red reflection (“red-eye”) in the subject’s eyes.
  • Page 76 BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Press the shutter release button. œ The image is captured in the desired flash mode. <Shooting without using the LCD monitor> 1 Press the flash button. The LCD monitor turns on briefly to show the currently set flash œ...
  • Page 77 Shooting without using the LCD monitor Compose the desired image by looking through the viewfinder. Compared to capturing images using the LCD monitor, this method uses less battery pack power. Set the shooting mode (see page 59). Set the main switch to [à]. Look through the viewfinder and position the subject in the center.
  • Page 78: Using The Zoom

    BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Using the zoom There are two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom. You can specify whether or not the digital zoom can be activated when shooting. The digital zoom can be used when the resolution is set to D or less. Make the zoom setting (see page 120), and point the camera lens at the subject.
  • Page 79: Basic Mode

    BASIC MODE Master the shooting functions in the basic mode. Select the preset setting that matches your shooting conditions (Scene Select function) You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for specific shooting conditions. Preset settings Sequential Still image shots shooting...
  • Page 80 BASIC MODE Select the desired icon, and press the SET button. F: Sports x: Portrait G: Night scene : The camera makes settings suitable for conditions (full auto). NOTE About other settings œ When setting a scene selection function, the following settings are fixed. Exposure control: ISO sensitivity: Ä...
  • Page 81: Setting The Resolution

    Setting the resolution If the resolution is increased, the image quality will improve, but the remaining number of images that can be taken will decrease. Select the resolution according to the desired image quality and purpose. Display a Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 82 NOTE About the resolution and compression settings (see page 81) œ The image captured by a digital camera consists of a collection of small dots. The resolution refers to the number of these dots, and the greater the number, the higher the image quality. As the resolution increases, the size of the resulting data also increases, and the number of images that can be captured decreases.
  • Page 83: Using The Self-timer

    œ If the SHUTTER operational sound is set to on (see page 162), a warning tone (beep-beep-beep) sounds 3 seconds before the image is captured. NOTE œ When using the self-timer function, be sure to use a tripod or place the digital camera on a level, stable surface. SELF-TIMER Shutter release button Self-timer...
  • Page 84: Setting The Compression Rate

    BASIC MODE Setting the compression rate Use the procedure below to set the compression rate. Even if the same resolution is used, you can change the compression setting to decrease the image data size so that you can capture more images, or increase the image data size for no loss in image quality.
  • Page 85 œ The possible compression rate settings for each shooting mode are shown in the following table. 3,264 x 2,448 Still image Shooting mode available available Sequential shots available available Press the SET button. œ The selected compression rate is set. Resolution (units: pixels) [Icon displayed on LCD monitor] 2,880 x...
  • Page 86: Playback Mode Settings

    PLAYBACK MODE SETTINGS This camera has playback modes for still images, sequential shots, video clips and audio recordings. Still image playback mode: For playing back still images and voice memos. Saved enlarged images (with the playback zoom) (see page 94) and copied images (see page 126) can also be viewed in the still image playback mode.
  • Page 87: Playing Back Audio Recordings

    Playing back audio recordings Turn the selector dial to [ œ The Playback Option Setting Screen appears. Select the audio playback icon and press the SET button. œ The audio recording playback mode screen appears. œ To continue the procedure, please see page 91.
  • Page 88: Playing Back Still Images

    PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES Play back still images one by one Select the still image playback mode (see page 83). Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button. To play back the previous image : Press [d] To play back the next image : Press [c] Play back a voice memo œ...
  • Page 89 Use the arrow button to move the orange frame to the desired image, and press [T] ([v]) on the zoom switch. œ The selected image is displayed full screen. œ Instead of pressing [T] ([v]) on the zoom switch, you can also press the SET button to show the image full screen.
  • Page 90: Playing Back Sequential Shots

    PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS Select the sequential shots playback mode (see page 83). Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button. To play back the previous image : Press [d] To play back the next image : Press [c] Press [W] ([z]) on the zoom switch.
  • Page 91: Playing Back Video Clips

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS Select the video clip playback mode (see page 83). Play back the video clip. Normal playback œ Press the SET button. If the Playback Setup Screen appears, press the SET button again to start playback. œ Pressing [d] during a video clip playback will start reverse playback (the audio will not be heard).
  • Page 92 PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS <Example of button operations> Video clip 0001 Video clip start Video clip end SET button: Play [l]: Display start of video clip 0002 SET button: Play from start of video clip 0001 [j]: Display start of video clip [l]: Display end of video clip Press [W] ([z]) on the zoom switch.
  • Page 93 œ By using the QuickTime Plug-in included with QuickTime, you can also play back your video clips on your Internet browser. œ QuickTime5 for Windows and Macintosh is supplied with the included CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack). œ Online information about QuickTime can be found at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/.
  • Page 94: Listening To Audio Recordings

    LISTENING TO AUDIO RECORDINGS Set the digital camera to the audio recording playback mode (see page 83). Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the desired audio recording, and press the SET button. œ The Audio Recording Playback Screen for the selected audio recording appears.
  • Page 95 To adjust the volume 1 On the Audio Recording Playback Screen, select the volume icon 2 Press [d] or [c] to adjust the volume. To select a different audio recording œ On the Audio Recording Playback Screen, press the MENU button. The Audio Recording Select Screen appears;...
  • Page 96: Using The Various Playback Functions

    USING THE VARIOUS PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS Automatic playback (slideshow) Still images can be automatically played back in a slideshow fashion. If voice memos are attached, they are also played back at the same time. Display the Still Image Playback Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the slideshow icon ã, and press the SET button.
  • Page 97 Magnifying (zooming in) the image The saved images can be magnified for viewing during playback. Display the image that you want to magnify. œ For a video clip, pause playback at the place you wish to magnify. Press [T] ([v]) on the zoom switch.
  • Page 98 USING THE VARIOUS PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS HINT œ The maximum degree of magnification will depend on the resolution of the original image. œ The maximum magnification for A resolution is about 51 times. œ If the image has been rotated, it will be returned to its original orientation and then enlarged.
  • Page 99: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an image Captured images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing. Display the still or sequential shots image you wish to rotate. Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the edit photo icon ú), and press the SET button. œ...
  • Page 100 * If the dedicated AV cable is unplugged/plugged in, the Playback Setting Screen is canceled. Playback œ After connecting the digital camera to the television, set the TV input switch to VIDEO input. œ The playback method is the same as when viewing images on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 101 CAUTION œ Do not use excessive force when connecting and disconnecting cables. English...
  • Page 102: Displaying Image Information (playback Info Screen)

    DISPLAYING IMAGE INFORMATION (PLAYBACK INFO SCREEN) On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when an image was captured. Display the desired image. Press the MENU button for at least 1 second. œ The Playback Information Screen appears. œ...
  • Page 103 Resolution Compression rate Print settings Exposure correction value Protect setting Voice memo indicator Location of data (folder number) and file name Data size Color correction setting Noise reduction setting Shutter speed Aperture Focus distance Remaining battery pack charge Date and time of image Playback time HINT œ...
  • Page 104: Adding A Voice Memo

    ADDING A VOICE MEMO In the still image shooting mode, you can record approximately 4 seconds of sound (called a “voice memo”) when capturing the image. Display the Still Image Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the add voice memo icon from the voice memo menu, and press the SET button.
  • Page 105: Setting The Focus Mode

    SETTING THE FOCUS MODE You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus: Multi-section focus: The distance to the subject is detected by sampling from multiple areas of the entire shooting screen. Spot focus: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 106: Light-measuring Mode Setting

    LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes. Multi-section light-measuring : Light is measured by sampling from Center-weighted light-measuring : Light is measured from the entire Spot light-measuring : You can compose the picture and capture the image Display a Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 107: White Balance Setting

    WHITE BALANCE SETTING This digital camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set. Display a Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 108 Setting procedure 1 Select the SET button. œ The icon moves to the left end of the line. 2 Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of paper, etc.), and perform step 3. Press the SET button. œ...
  • Page 109: Iso Sensitivity Setting

    ISO SENSITIVITY SETTING With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be fixed at the equivalent of 100, 200, or 400. Display a Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 110: Setting The Exposure Control

    SETTING THE EXPOSURE CONTROL By setting the shutter speed and aperture size, various exposure controls are possible. By changing the settings in accordance with the scene to be photographed, you can create the image that you want to express. The exposure control can be set in the still image shooting mode and sequential shots shooting mode.
  • Page 111 SETTING THE EXPOSURE CONTROL : This allows you to set a specific shutter speed and aperture size. (Manual exposure control) Example: When shooting in a dark location without using the flash, set the shutter to stay open for a longer time (slow shutter).
  • Page 112 œ You are returned to the Shooting Setting Screen. HINT œ When using a slow shutter setting, use a tripod or the like to stabilize the digital camera. œ A slow shutter speed makes shooting pictures in darker locations possible; however, image noise may increase.
  • Page 113: Setting The Noise Reduction

    SETTING THE NOISE REDUCTION Noise which occurs in captured images when the shutter button is pressed during still image shooting is reduced. The initial setting for noise reduction is off. Display the Still Image Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the noise reduction on icon g from the noise reduction menu, and press the SET button.
  • Page 114: Adjusting The Color Tones (real-color Equalizer)

    In addition to adjusting the tones with the camera’s settings, you can also download data settings created on your computer for color tone correction. Adjust the color tones with the digital camera Display the Shooting Option Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 115 œ Selecting one of the ô to õ icons allows confirmation of their respective setting values. Pressing the SET button displays the screen for the hue, saturation and brightness settings. ù: The hue, saturation and brightness settings are completed, and you are returned to the Color Adjustment Screen.
  • Page 116 ADJUSTING THE COLOR TONES (REAL-COLOR EQUALIZER) Adjust the color. 1 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select a color icon (í to Í) to adjust. 2 Press [d] or [c] to select the color property you wish to change (hue, saturation or brightness).
  • Page 117 Select the < mark, and press the SET button. œ This completes the color adjustment setting. œ You are returned to the Shooting Option Setting Screen. œ You can display and confirm the color adjustment setting on the shooting status display (see page 51) and Shooting Information Screen (see page 124).
  • Page 118 ADJUSTING THE COLOR TONES (REAL-COLOR EQUALIZER) Example of hue and saturation settings Monochrome photography To set all colors except red to monochrome To emphasize the greenness of trees and plants English Set saturation and brightness values for all colors from í to Í to –50 (ö initial settings).
  • Page 119 About color correction with Real Color Equalizer 3.0 on PC œ If the Real Color Equalizer 3.0 on PC application (in the provided CD-ROM [Sanyo Software Pack]) is used to change the colors (see page 118) and results in extreme values for the camera’s color settings, accurate color adjustment may not be possible.
  • Page 120 Download the color tone correction data created on a computer The settings data created using the Real Color Equalizer 3.0 on PC in the supplied CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack) can be downloaded to your digital camera. Insert a card, on which color tone...
  • Page 121 About the Real Color Equalizer 3.0 on PC œ By using the Real Color Equalizer 3.0 on PC that comes in the supplied CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack), you can perform the color adjustment on your computer. In addition to the 6-color mode, the color adjustment settings for 12 colors are also possible.
  • Page 122 ADJUSTING THE COLOR TONES (REAL-COLOR EQUALIZER) To select previously set color correction settings Imagining various scenes, you can store suitable color correction settings in each of the icons ô to m beforehand. You can then select the icon suitable for the scene you are photographing to quickly change to the optimum color correction settings.
  • Page 123: Digital Zoom Setting

    DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled during zoom shooting (see page 75) at a resolution of D or lower. Display a Shooting Setting Screen (see page 39). Select a digital zoom setting from the digital zoom menu.
  • Page 124: Quick Shot Setting (still Image Shooting Mode Only)

    Press the shutter release button, and when the camera is ready to shoot, press it again. œ The first time the shutter release button is pressed, the digital camera performs the normal settings; the second time it is pressed, quick shot shooting is enabled.
  • Page 125: Exposure Correction

    EXPOSURE CORRECTION When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker. Exit the Shooting Setting Screen (or Shooting Information Screen. œ Press the MENU button to exit the Shooting Setting Screen (or Shooting Information Screen. Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button. œ...
  • Page 126: Flicker-reduction Setting (video Clip Shooting Only)

    FLICKER-REDUCTION SETTING (VIDEO CLIP SHOOTING ONLY) The flicker-reduction setting reduces the flicker that results when filming video clips under fluorescent lights and the like where the background lighting pulsates at the frequency of the power supply. The flicker-reduction setting is set for a frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Page 127: Shooting Setting Information Display (shooting Info Screen)

    This Information Screen allows you to check the current settings while shooting. Display the Shooting Information Screen Put the digital camera in the shooting status. Press the MENU button for at least 1 second. œ The Shooting Information Screen appears.
  • Page 128 Number of images remaining (or remaining shooting time) Zoom bar Resolution Compression rate Spot focus setting Color tone correction setting Exposure control setting Light-measuring mode setting Exposure correction setting Self-timer setting White balance setting Noise reduction setting ISO sensitivity setting Quick Shot setting Voice memo setting Scene select function setting...
  • Page 129: Copying Images

    COPYING IMAGES You can select one image from a sequential shots sequence or one image (scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a still image (the original data remains unchanged). Display the desired image from a sequential shots sequence or video clip.
  • Page 130: Changing Image Size

    CHANGING IMAGE SIZE The size of a still image that has already been captured at a resolution of 4 or more can be changed to 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels. The resized image is saved as a separate image. Display the still image whose size you wish to change.
  • Page 131 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the new image size. 4: The saved image will be 640 x 480 pixels. 2: The saved image will be 320 x 240 pixels. C: Return to the Edit Photo Screen. Press the SET button.
  • Page 132: Adding Text

    ADDING TEXT You can enter characters for titles and the like on still images. Display the still image to which you want to add text. Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the edit photo icon r, and press the SET button.
  • Page 133 Press the SET button. œ You enter the text entry mode, and a row of characters appears. œ To return to the screen in step 4, press the MENU button. Press the arrow button to select the desired character row. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O...
  • Page 134 ADDING TEXT HINT You can change the color of the text Before entering text, press [d] to select the color palette located to the left of the characters on the character row. Press [j] or [l] to select the color for the text. œ...
  • Page 135 Images captured using a preset setting of the scene select function Images of resolution 2 or lower Images captured using a different digital camera Images saved after enlarging with the playback zoom (adding text may be possible depending on the resolution) <...
  • Page 136: Adding A Voice Memo

    ADDING A VOICE MEMO You can add a voice memo to a still image or sequential shots image previously recorded. Display the still image or sequential shots image to which you will add the voice memo. Display the Playback Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 137 Press the SET button. œ Voice memo recording starts. Talk into the microphone on the digital camera. œ The sound will be recorded for about 4 seconds. œ While the voice memo is being recorded, RECORDING and K are displayed. œ...
  • Page 138: Print Settings

    PRINT SETTINGS In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your digital camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering digital print services. In addition, this digital camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can use the digital camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.
  • Page 139 HINT œ To print out a still image from a sequential shots sequence or video clip at a digital print service shop, you must first copy the image and save it as a still image (see page 126). About the DPOF format œ...
  • Page 140 PRINT SETTINGS Standard print Printing out one image on one sheet is called a “standard print.” With the standard print, you can specify how many copies you want to print out, as well as whether you want the date displayed on the print. Specifying the date display on the prints.
  • Page 141 Press the SET button. œ If EACH IMAGE was selected, press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to display the desired image to print. SETTING: To set the standard print settings. EXIT: To return to the Standard Print Screen. Select “SETTING”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 142 PRINT SETTINGS Specify whether the date is displayed on the print, and the number of prints. <Specifying dated prints> 1 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select DATE. 2 Press the SET button. œ The Print Date Screen appears 3 Press [j] or [l] to select the desired option.
  • Page 143: Index Print

    Select “EXIT” and press the SET button. œ The Print Settings Confirmation Screen appears. If the print settings are correct: Select “SETTING”, and press the SET button. To change the print settings: Select “CANCEL”, and press the SET button. To clear the print settings: Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 144: Changing The Print Settings

    PRINT SETTINGS Changing the print settings Follow steps 1 to 4 on pages 137 and 138. œ The Print Settings Confirmation Screen appears. Select “SETTING”, and press the SET button. œ The Number/Date Print Screen appears. œ Following the procedures in step 6 on page 139, use the arrow button to select the setting(s) you wish to change, and change the setting.
  • Page 145 Clearing the print settings Display the Print Setting Screen (see page 135). Select “ALL CLEAR”. Press the SET button. œ The All Clear Screen appears. YES: To clear the print settings for all images. NO: To cancel the clear procedure and return to the Print Setting Screen.
  • Page 146: Image Protect Mode (preventing Accidental Erasure)

    IMAGE PROTECT MODE (PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL ERASURE) By using the image protect mode, you can prevent accidental erasure or overwriting of the important data that you wish to keep. The protect mode can be applied to a still image, to single images of a sequential shots sequence, to a video clip, or to an audio recording.
  • Page 147 CAUTION œ Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if the card is reformatted (see page 35). HINT To select a different image in steps 4 and 5... œ Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button. To cancel the protect mode for an image...
  • Page 148: Erasing Data

    ERASING DATA You can erase data that is stored on the card if you no longer need it. You can erase the images, video clips, and sound recordings one at a time, or all at once. Display the data that you want to erase.
  • Page 149 For sequential shots: ONE ERASE: Erases the one still image displayed. GROUP ERASE: Erases the entire folder for the sequential shots displayed (the data for other sequential shots remains). EXIT: Returns to the Playback Setting Screen. For video clips: ONE ERASE: Erases the video clip displayed. GROUP ERASE: Erases all the video clips.
  • Page 150 ERASING DATA Press the SET button. œ “ERASING” is displayed, and the next image appears. The data is erased. œ To erase other data, select “YES”, and press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to display the data that you want to erase, and repeat steps 6 and 7.
  • Page 151: Image And Audio Data Storage

    For copying to a personal computer, please refer to the instruction manual accompanying the provided CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack). For printing, use a digital print service or access a network print service.
  • Page 152 Concerning the video clip data saved by the digital camera œ You can use QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or later from Apple to play back the video clips.
  • Page 153: Using The Camera With A Computer

    USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER Using the camera as your computer’s external drive Turn off your digital camera (see page 38). Using the supplied dedicated USB interface cable, connect the camera connector to the camera and the computer connector to the proper terminal on your computer.
  • Page 154: Using The Camera As A Pc Camera

    Sanyo Utility Software. NOTE œ When your digital camera is connected to a computer, there is no display on the LCD monitor. Using the camera as a PC camera By connecting your digital camera to a personal computer, you can broadcast (remote photography, TV telephone, etc.) images taken with your camera...
  • Page 155: Usb Direct-print

    Setup This camera supports the USB DIRECT-PRINT function. By connecting this camera to a USB DIRECT-PRINT capable printer, the digital camera’s LCD monitor can be used to select images and initiate printing. Insert the card containing the images you wish to print in the digital camera.
  • Page 156 USB DIRECT-PRINT To print the images that are set to print Procedure to print all the images that are set to print (see page 135) Complete the print setup, and prepare to print (see page 152). Select “PRE ORDER MODE”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 157 To select one image and print it Procedure to select one still image and print it. Complete the printing setup (see page 152). Select “SELECT MODE”, and press the SET button. œ The screen to select images for printing appears. Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to display an image to print, and press the SET button.
  • Page 158 To change the print settings and print images Images are printed according to paper type, size, layout, printing quality, color adjustment, etc. settings specified by the digital camera. Display the Print Mode Screen. œ To print all of the images: See steps 1 and 2 of “To print the images that...
  • Page 159 Adjust the print settings. 1 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the print setting parameter, and press the SET button. œ The screen to set the selected parameter appears. 2 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to adjust the setting, and press the SET button.
  • Page 160: Setting The Tv System

    SETTING THE TV SYSTEM This setting is to specify the type of image signal that is output from the camera’s DIGITAL/AV terminal. Display the Shooting or Playback Option Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the TV system icon á, and press the SET button.
  • Page 161: Setting The Date And Time

    SETTING THE DATE AND TIME The digital camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set.
  • Page 162 SETTING THE DATE AND TIME Set the date. 1 Press the arrow button to select [DATE]. 2 Press the SET button. œ The Set Date Screen appears. 3 Press the arrow button to set the date to “2003/1/23”. œ Year setting Ö [c] Ö Month setting Ö...
  • Page 163 Set the order in which the date is displayed during playback. 1 Press the arrow button to select [DISP]. 2 Press [c]. œ The Set Date Format Screen appears. 3 Press [j] or [l]. œ When [l] is pressed, the displayed date order changes as follows: Year/month/day...
  • Page 164 SETTING THE DATE AND TIME NOTE œ If the date and time are not set, November 1, 2002 midnight is recorded as the date and time. Consequently, “2002/11/01 00:00” appears during playback. œ Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an internal battery will maintain the date and time settings.
  • Page 165: Setting The Operational Sounds

    SETTING THE OPERATIONAL SOUNDS This setting allows you to set whether or not a confirming audio signal sounds when the shutter release button, SET button, or MENU button is pressed. Display the Operational Sounds Screen Display the Shooting or Playback Option Setting Screen (see page 39).
  • Page 166 SETTING THE OPERATIONAL SOUNDS Select “BEEP”, and press the SET button. œ The Operational Sounds Screen appears. TURN ON/OFF: Select the sound that is produced when the power is turned on or off. SHUTTER: Select the sound that is produced when the shutter release button is pressed or the self-timer operates.
  • Page 167 Turning the operational sounds on/off Display the Operational Sounds Screen. Select “MUTE”, and press the SET button. œ The Set Mute Screen appears. ON: The operational sounds are not produced. OFF: The operational sounds are produced. Select “ON” or “OFF”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 168: Help Function

    HELP FUNCTION You can set whether or not the help display for the Shooting Setting Screen is shown. Display the Shooting or Playback Setting Option Screen (see page 39). Select the help display icon ç, and press the SET button. œ...
  • Page 169: Display Language

    DISPLAY LANGUAGE You can set the LCD monitor of your digital camera to display messages in either Japanese or English. Display the Shooting or Playback Option Setting Screen (see page 39). Select the language icon à, and press the SET button.
  • Page 170: Power Save Mode

    POWER SAVE MODE Your camera has a “power save” function whereby the power automatically turns off after a specified period of inactivity. The power save function works to conserve the battery pack power when the camera is not being used, or to prevent the battery pack from dying if the camera has accidentally been left on.
  • Page 171 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the desired option. Press the SET button. œ The Set Standby Time Screen appears. Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to set the standby time. [j]: Increases the standby time. [l]: Decreases the standby time.
  • Page 172: Assigning File Names

    ASSIGNING FILE NAMES If a reformatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again begin from 0001.
  • Page 173 ASSIGNING FILE NAMES When the highest image number on Card B (before replacing) is higher œ than the highest image number on Card A: the file name of the next recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card B. Card A 0001, 0002 Replace card...
  • Page 174: Checking The Remaining Battery Pack Charge

    Also, depending on the conditions of use of the digital camera or the ambient conditions (temperature, etc.), the indicated remaining charge may change. Therefore, this indication can only be used as a general approximation of the remaining charge.
  • Page 175: Checking The Remaining Battery Pack Charge

    œ Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type. œ Depending on the usage of the digital camera (such as the number of times the flash is used, the use of the LCD monitor, etc.) or the environmental conditions (temperature, etc.) the number of images that can be saved on a...
  • Page 176: Checking The Remaining Card Memory

    CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time”...
  • Page 177 CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY œ When the remaining number of images or the remaining time of video clips that can be taken is “0”, it may be possible to capture a few more images by changing the shooting mode, setting a lower resolution setting (see page 78), or selecting a different compression setting (see page 81).
  • Page 178 Checking the remaining audio recording time Display the Shooting Option Setting Screen (see page 39). œ Set the selector dial to [P]. œ The audio recording icon a is highlighted. Press the SET button. œ The Audio Recording Screen appears, and the remaining recording time appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 179: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem No power. Power The digital camera turns off by itself. The battery pack is consumed very quickly even after it was fully recharged. Recharging does not end. Cause Action The battery pack Change or is dead. recharge the battery pack.
  • Page 180 AC adapter (model VAR-G6EX for VPC-AZ3EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-AZ3EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-AZ3), or replace the battery pack with fully charged ones. Battery pack Not a power is low, malfunction. activating the...
  • Page 181 The standby Wait until the indicator is standby flashing red (the indicator lights digital camera is green to capture not yet ready to the image. capture an image). The memory is Install a new full (the standby card.
  • Page 182 The digital Not a camera has malfunction. determined that Capture the the image is image; the bright enough digital camera and the flash is will determine not necessary. when the flash is necessary. The battery pack Change or is dead.
  • Page 183 Problem AE shift sequential shots cannot be selected. The exposure of captured images in the AE shift sequential shots did not change. During macro photography, the captured image is displaced from the image as seen through Shooting the viewfinder. Self-timer photography is not possible.
  • Page 184 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The digital zoom cannot be used. The add voice memo setting turned off. During video clip shooting, the zoom movement stops momentarily. During video clip shooting, the remaining Shooting recording time appears on the display, despite sufficient memory available in the card.
  • Page 185 Problem The Quick Shot setting cannot be accessed. There is noise in the captured image. Only the Ä ISO sensitivity Shooting setting can be selected. Í cannot be selected from the exposure control menu. The motion alert icon T is shown on the LCD display.
  • Page 186 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem When used in cold weather, the image may seem to leave traces as it moves. The image displayed contains some red, blue and green dots, or there are black monitor spots visible. The area around the LCD monitor is warm.
  • Page 187 Viewing images Cause Action The subject is The distance for too close to the macro digital camera. photography (focus set to The focus is not c) is 10 to 50 set properly. The distance for standard photography is 50 cm or more.
  • Page 188 Adjust the ISO sensitivity setting. The forced flash Select a mode is different flash selected. mode. The subject was Change the too bright. angle of the digital camera. Use the exposure correction function. Reference page —...
  • Page 189 Problem The image is too bright. The colors of the images captured indoors are not correct. The video clip picture is flickering. Viewing images A part of the image is missing. Cause Action The ISO Set the ISO sensitivity sensitivity to Ä.
  • Page 190 If a bright Not a subject is shot in malfunction. the video clip shooting mode, vertical stripes...
  • Page 191 The volume Select the volume icon N setting on the digital camera is and adjust the too low. volume. No voice memo Select the add was recorded voice memo with the image.
  • Page 192 Adjust the the TV is set to volume on the the minimum. The volume Select the volume icon N setting on the digital camera is and adjust the too low. volume. This is a Not a characteristic of malfunction. the TV.
  • Page 193 Problem The remaining number of prints is shown as [---]. A message appears during USB DIRECT- PRINT operation. Printing Cause Action The maximum Not a number of prints malfunction. remaining that can be displayed is 250. NO BLACK INK The message The black ink indicates the supply is...
  • Page 194 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem A message appears during USB DIRECT- PRINT operation. Printing A sound is heard when the main switch is moved or when the digital camera is turned on. Noise is heard Misc. from a nearby TV or radio during battery recharging.
  • Page 195 Problem The “MEMORY FULL” message appears. “PROTECTED” message appears and the data cannot be Misc. erased. The [S] indication appears. The digital camera cannot be operated. Cause Action There is no Erase more available unnecessary memory on the data. card. Use a card that has more memory...
  • Page 196 3 Remove the battery pack, wait approx. 1 hour, and then install it again. 4 Install a different card. If “SYSTEM ERROR” still appears after performing the above steps, then take the digital camera to the dealer for service. Reference page —...
  • Page 197: Specifications

    Image file format Data storage media Camera effective number of pixels Image sensor Recording resolution CCD digital camera (recording and playback) Digital recording Still images: JPEG format, TIFF (no compression) format (DCF, DPOF and Exif Ver2.2 compliant) Note: Designed mainly by the Japan...
  • Page 198 SPECIFICATIONS Video clip frame rate Data compression White balance Lens Focus modes Aperture Exposure control type Light-measuring modes Range Digital zoom English 15 fps TIFF (no compression) (for still image shooting only) SFINE (super compression) (for still images and sequential shots only) FINE (low compression) (for still images and sequential shots only) NORM (moderate compression)
  • Page 199 Lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L10) x 1 Model VAR-G6EX for the VPC-AZ3EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-AZ3EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-AZ3 99 (W) x 55 (H) x 32.5 (D) mm Approx. 210 g (without battery pack and card)
  • Page 200 DC 4.7 V (for exclusive use with separately sold AC adapter [model VAR-G6EX for the VPC-AZ3EX, model VAR-G6E for the VPC-AZ3EX [for U.K.] and model VAR-G6U for the VPC-AZ3]) 680 images: LCD monitor off, images captured in 20-second intervals, and flash used 1 in 3 times...
  • Page 201 Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time The table shows the possible number of images, the possible shooting time, and the possible recording time when using the supplied 16MB CompactFlash card and a commercially available 1GB Microdrive card. Compres- Shooting/ sion rate or Resolution...
  • Page 202 œ When using the Microdrive, it will take a few seconds after the digital camera is turned on before the card can be used. This time will increase when more data is stored on the card.
  • Page 203: Supplied Battery Pack Charger

    Humidity Dimensions Weight (without power cord) Power cord VPC-AZ3 rated value VPC-AZ3EX œ When using the supplied battery pack charger abroad, the power cord may need to be replaced in accordance with local requirements. Please contact your local dealer for details.
  • Page 204 SPECIFICATIONS Supplied Lithium-ion battery pack Model number Voltage Capacity Ambient Temperature 0 to 40°C (during use, recharged) environment Humidity Dimensions Weight œ Products are subject to change in design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligation. English DB-L10 3.7 V 1,090 mAh –10 to 30°C (storage)
  • Page 205 BASIC mode and EXPERT mode The BASIC mode makes it easy for a person not familiar with digital camera operation to take photos, but having the camera automatically set the shooting functions and minimizing the number of functions you have to deal with.
  • Page 206 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 camera.
  • Page 207 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

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