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Sanyo VPC-E890 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 VPC-E890 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Digital Camera 8.1 Mega Pixels...
  • Page 3: Copyright

    Preface About this Manual This manual is designed to assist you in using your new digital camera. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. Copyright This manual contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    • Turn off the camera before installing or removing the battery. • Use only the type of battery(SANYO Li-ion battery, Type NP40, 3.7V, 720mAH). Using other types of battery may damage the equipment and invalidate the warranty. • Inserting the battery upside down can cause damage to the product and possibly start a fire.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Warnings Read and understand all WARNING Do not disassemble, change or repair the camera. This might cause fire or electric shock. For repair or internal inspection, ask the store of purchase. Do not use the camera in areas near water. This might cause fire or electric shock.
  • Page 6: Caution

    iv Preface CAUTION Insert the battery paying careful attention to the polarity (+ or -) of the terminals. Inserting the battery with its polarities inverted might cause fire and injury, or damage to the surrounding areas due to the battery rupturing or leaking. Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eyes.
  • Page 7: For American Users

    FOR AMERICAN USERS The following advisory is included in accordance with the laws of the State of California (USA): WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the States of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. •...
  • Page 8: For Eu Users

    The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.
  • Page 9: Fcc Information

    FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Declaration of Conformity Model number: VPC-E890 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 conditions:...
  • Page 10: Read This First

    viii Preface READ THIS FIRST Notice: • Product design and specifications are subject to change without notice. This includes primary product specifications, software, software drivers, and user’s manual. This User Manual is a general reference guide for the product. • The product and accessories that come with your camera may be different from those described in this manual.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ...i About this Manual ... i Copyright ... i Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance ... i Declaration of Conformity ...ii Trademark Recognition ...ii Safety and Handling Precautions ... ii Camera Information ...ii Battery Information ...ii Safety Instructions ... iii WARNING ...iii CAUTION ...iv FOR AMERICAN USERS ...
  • Page 12 Back View ... 2 Top View ... 3 Bottom View ... 3 Left / Right View ... 4 LED Indicators ... 4 Camera Buttons ... 5 Navigation Buttons ... 5 The Scene Button ... 8 Function Buttons ... 9 LCD screen ... 10 Capture/Video Mode Display ...
  • Page 13 Recording your First Video ... 24 Recording Voice Memos ... 25 Capture Settings ...26 The Capture Menu ... 26 Image Resolution ... 26 Image Quality ... 27 Focus Zone ... 27 EV Compensation ... 28 M-Burst Interval ... 28 White Balance ... 28 ISO Speed ...
  • Page 14 Viewing Photos/Videos on your TV ... 36 Zooming In/Out During Playback ... 37 Deleting Photos/Videos ... 37 Using the Playback Menu ... 37 DPOF ... 38 Slideshow ... 39 Resize ... 39 Rotate ... 40 Protect ... 40 Move ... 41 Transferring Photos/Videos to your PC ...
  • Page 15 PictBridge Print (PTP) ... 49 Image Storage ... 49 This Image ... 50 Index Print ... 51 DPOF Image ... 51 All Images ... 52 Specifications ...53 Troubleshooting ...56...
  • Page 17: Introduction

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

    2 Introduction Camera Views Front View Wrist strap loop Back View LCD screen Camera Views Flash Self-timer LED Zoom Lens Microphone Zoom button Playback button Menu button 4-way navigation buttons OK button Scene button...
  • Page 19: Top View

    Introduction 3 Top View Zoom Lens Shutter button 3X OPTICAL ZOOM ON / OFF Power button Bottom View Tripod mount Camera Views...
  • Page 20: Left / Right View

    4 Introduction Left / Right View Wrist strap loop Battery/SD card compartment LED Indicators LED Status Blue (steady) Power/Flash LED Blue (blinking) Blue (blinking) Self-timer LED Red (blinking) (10 sec) Red (blinking) (2 sec) LED Indicators Speaker USB/AV port DC-in port Camera Status Power Off.
  • Page 21: Camera Buttons

    Camera Buttons Navigation Buttons The 4-way navigation buttons and the OK button allow you to access the various options available from the On Screen Display (OSD) menu. You can configure a wide range of settings to ensure maximum results from your photos and videos.
  • Page 22 6 Introduction Icon Button Right/Self-timer/ Burst mode Down/Screen/ Face Detection/ Smile Detection Camera Buttons Function 1. Move right in the OSD menus 2. In Capture mode: • Press to scroll through the Self-timer/Burst/Multi-Burst mode • Press to pan right in AF area selection 3.
  • Page 23 Icon Button Left/Macro Function 1. Move left in the OSD menus 2. Go up to the previous level in the OSD menus 3. In Capture mode: • Press to enable Macro mode. Macro icon displays on the LCD screen • Press to pan left in AF area selection 4.
  • Page 24: The Scene Button

    8 Introduction The Scene Button The camera is equipped with a convenient SCENE button that takes you to the Scene Menu where you can scroll between different modes and choose different scene options. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to scroll and use the OK button to select. Use the SCENE button to: Mode Type Icon Auto...
  • Page 25: Function Buttons

    Function Buttons Icon Button MENU Menu Playback Zoom in Zoom out Function Press to display the Menu options Press to review photos/videos clips saved in the internal memory or on the memory card In Capture mode: • Press to zoom in on subject to be taken In Playback mode: •...
  • Page 26: Lcd Screen

    10 Introduction LCD screen The high resolution 2.7” TFT LCD screen shows all important information regarding camera settings as well as the visual image for your photo or video. Use the SCENE button to switch between screen modes. Press the Down / Screen Detection / Smile Detection and a Simple display (only mode icon and focus area are shown while other icons are hidden).
  • Page 27 Name Scene Scene indicator Auto P-Mode Portrait Night Portrait Landscape Sport Night Landscape Backlight Museum Snow Sunset Fireworks Party Beach Copy Video Introduction 11 Icon LCD screen...
  • Page 28 12 Introduction Image Resolution Image Quality Flash Self-timer/ Burst mode LCD screen Best Better Good Auto Flash Flash Off Fill Flash Anti Red-eye 10 Seconds Self Timer 2 Seconds Burst Mode M-Burst...
  • Page 29 Macro indicator Macro Mode Image Counter Capture Mode Video Mode Memory Interface SD/SDHC Card Internal Memory Date Stamp Zoom Bar EV Compensation Aperture Value (Max.) Shutter Speed Battery Indicator Battery Low Battery Insufficient AF Frame Introduction 13 Quantity 9999 Timer 00:00:00 T T T -2.0EV ~ +2.0EV...
  • Page 30 14 Introduction ISO Speed Focus Zone Sharpness Contrast LCD screen Auto ISO 80 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 Multi-Zone Center Selected Area High Normal High Normal...
  • Page 31 Saturation High Normal White Balance Auto Sunny Tungsten Fluorescent Cloudy Camera Steady Warning AE Metering Matrix Spot Average Anti-Shake Introduction 15 LCD screen...
  • Page 32: Camera Setup

    2. Insert the battery into the compartment observing the correct polarity. (Label side up) 3. Close the battery compartment. Note: Use SANYO Li-ion battery, Type NP40, 3.7V, 720mAH and the battery should be fully charged before using for the first time. Attaching the Wrist Strap...
  • Page 33: Inserting An Sd/Sdhc Memory Card

    Inserting an SD/SDHC Memory Card The camera features 16 MB internal flash memory but you may also use an optional SD/SDHC memory card for additional storage. Follow these instructions to insert the SD/SDHC card. 1. Open the battery compartment on the left of the camera.
  • Page 34: Charging The Battery

    18 Camera Setup Charging the Battery 1. Insert the battery into the camera and connect the DC power supply cable with the power adapter as shown in the picture. 2. Connect the power adapter to a live household outlet to start charging.The power LED will blink during the charging process.
  • Page 35: First Time Use

    First Time Use Press the Power button as described in “Turning On” on page 18, a welcome screen displays momentarily on the LCD screen. If the camera is turned on for the first time, the Language menu pops up automatically after powering on the camera. Select the desired language by up/down navigation buttons,then press the OK button to confirm.
  • Page 36: Getting Started

    20 Getting Started Getting Started Now that you are familiar with the layout of your camera, you are ready to start taking photos and movies. Note: If the camera temperature exceeds 60 °C, a warning "HIGH CAMERA TEMPERATURE" will appear and the camera will shut down automatically to protect the safety of the camera and the user.
  • Page 37: Using Macro Mode

    Using Macro Mode Macro mode is designed for close-up photography and can capture all detail even when your subject is very close to the camera. Press the Left/Macro the LCD screen. Macro mode range: 10-70cm(Wide) 35-70cm(Tele) Setting the Flash Mode You can choose from 4 flash modes to suit various lighting conditions.
  • Page 38: Using The Self-Timer And Burst Photography

    22 Getting Started Using the Self-timer and Burst Photography The camera comes equipped with a self-timer which allows you to take photos after a pre-defined delay. The burst photography feature allows you to take multiple consecutive photos by pressing and holding the Shutter button.
  • Page 39: Setting The Scene Mode

    Setting the Scene Mode The camera supports various preset modes for shooting in different environments and conditions. Each setting is configured automatically by the camera. To select scene modes: Press the SCENE button to access ( Scene menu options. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to scroll through modes. •...
  • Page 40: Face And Smile Detection Af/Ae Function

    24 Getting Started Face and Smile Detection AF/AE Function The face ( ) and smile ( with each press of the Down/Screen Smile Detection navigation button in most capture modes. When the subject’s face/ smile is detected, the white bracket appears to track faces/smiles while the camera or people are moving.
  • Page 41: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos The voice memo should be activated (ON) on the VOICE MEMO submenu of SETUP menu at first. In Capture mode: You can add a 1-minute voice memo to an image right after it's taken. Hold the Shutter button to start recording and release the Shutter button to stop recording. While recording, the captured image and the elapsed time are shown on the LCD screen.
  • Page 42: Capture Settings

    26 Capture Settings Capture Settings This section describes the various settings you can modify to get better results when taking photos and video clips. The Capture Menu To access the Capture menu: Press the SCENE button. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the capture mode you need, then press the OK button to confirm.
  • Page 43: Image Quality

    Image Quality The Image Quality setting refers to the compression ratio of the JPG. The higher image quality, more memory space is required. Use the Up/ Down navigation buttons to select from the options. 3 settings for image quality are available: •...
  • Page 44: Ev Compensation

    28 Capture Settings EV Compensation The EV Compensation menu allows you to adjust the exposure or amount of light that enters the lens while capturing photos or videos. Use this feature to lighten or darken the image when the brightness between the subject and background is not balanced or when the subject occupies only a small part of the photograph.
  • Page 45: Iso Speed

    ISO Speed The ISO Speed setting allows you to adjust the CCD light-sensitivity. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the options. 7 ISO settings are available: • Auto (default) • ISO 80: For outdoor photography in bright sunlight. •...
  • Page 46: Sharpness

    30 Capture Settings Sharpness The Sharpness setting allows you to enhance the finer details of your photos. Use a higher setting for very sharp photos and a lower setting for a soft-toned photo. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select from the options.
  • Page 47: Video Capture Menu

    Video Capture Menu To access the video menu: Press the SCENE button and scroll to the OK button to enable the Video function. Press the MENU button to display the menu options. Refer to the following sections for more detailed information about each setting.
  • Page 48: Photo & Video Playback

    32 Photo & Video Playback Photo & Video Playback Playback Mode Display Press the Down/Screen Playback mode. Photo Playback Video Playback Playback Mode Display / Face detection / Smile Detection 8M 8M 1/140 1/140 1/140 F3.5 1/125 -1.0EV SANY0123.JPG SANY0123.JPG 2008/01/01 2009/01/01 2008/01/01...
  • Page 49 Name Playback mode Image resolution Protect Sharpness Flash mode Color mode Quantity SD card / Internal memory Histogram File Name Date and Time Next Battery status Photo & Video Playback 33 Icon Photo mode: Video mode: 640 (640x480), 320 (320x240) Photo mode: Video mode: 00:00:00 (Time of the video clip.)
  • Page 50 34 Photo & Video Playback Previous Voice memo Mode icons ISO Speed Contrast White balance Saturation AE Metering EV Compensation Shutter speed Aperture value (Max.) Image quality Playback Mode Display Move to previous item. Please see “Capture/Video Mode Display” on page 10 for detailed information.
  • Page 51: Viewing Photos/Videos On The Lcd Screen

    Viewing Photos/Videos on the LCD Screen To view your photos and video files on the LCD screen: Press the Playback button Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through photos and video clips. Press the OK button to begin playback of a video clip. Press the Left/Right navigation buttons at any time during playback to skip to the previous/next photo or video.
  • Page 52: Viewing Photos/Videos On Your Tv

    36 Photo & Video Playback Viewing Photos/Videos on your TV To view images stored on the camera on your TV, you must connect via the the camera. To connect your camera to a TV: Turn on the camera and make sure that the camera’s video out format is set to the same as that of the TV.
  • Page 53: Zooming In/Out During Playback

    Zooming In/Out During Playback The camera’s zoom feature can also be used during playback. This allows you to view photos in greater detail. To zoom in/out on saved photos: Press on the right side of the Zoom button T button W to zoom out of the photo.
  • Page 54: Dpof

    38 Photo & Video Playback DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to specify the number of copies of a certain image that you want to print at a later date. Use this function to tag pictures stored in your memory card with print information. You can tag all pictures to be printed or just the current picture.
  • Page 55: Slideshow

    Slideshow The Slideshow function allows you to view all stored photos in a continuous sequence. To view a slideshow: Press the MENU button to select Slideshow from the menu, then press the OK button to enter the Slideshow function. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons and the OK button to select from the available options: •...
  • Page 56: Rotate

    40 Photo & Video Playback Rotate The Rotate function allows you to change the orientation of a saved photo. To rotate an image: Press the MENU button to select Rotate from the menu. Press the OK button to enter. Press the Left/Right navigation buttons and the OK button to rotate the select image.
  • Page 57: Move

    Move The Move function allows you to move images stored in internal memory to a memory card. To move an image: Press the MENU button to select SETUP from the menu. Press the OK button to confirm. Select the IMAGE STORAGE from the menu. Press the OK button to confirm.
  • Page 58: Transferring Photos/Videos To Your Pc

    42 Photo & Video Playback Transferring Photos/Videos to your PC To transfer photos and videos to your PC: Connect the camera’s The camera’s internal memory and/or SD/SDHC card appear as removable drives in the file manager. Copy the files from the drives to the directory on your PC. Use ArcSoft PhotoImpression and ArcSoft VideoImpression (provided on the software CD) to view or edit the photos and videos respectively.
  • Page 59: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings The Setup Menu The setup menu, available in capture and playback modes, allows you to configure the camera’s general settings according to your preferences. To access the setup menu: Press the MENU button when in Playback or any of the capture modes.
  • Page 60: Quick View

    44 Camera Settings Quick View The Quick View setting allows you to view the photo that you have just taken. Once you have taken your photo, it displays on the LCD screen. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can press the Up/Flash Delete button to delete the photo immediately.
  • Page 61: Auto Power Off

    Auto Power Off The Auto Power Off setting allows you to adjust the length of time after which the camera will power down when inactive. Use the Up/ Down navigation buttons to select from the menu options. 2 options are available: •...
  • Page 62: Date Stamp

    46 Camera Settings Date Stamp The Date Stamp setting allows you to adjust the format in which the date will appear on each photo or video. You can also deactivate this function if you wish. Setting a date stamp allows for easy sorting and the date will appear on the photo when printed.
  • Page 63: Language

    Language The Language setting allows you to choose which language the OSD menu uses. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons to select your language. Press the OK button to confirm. Image Storage The Image Storage setting allows you to specify where photos and video clips will be stored.
  • Page 64: Reset Camera

    48 Camera Settings Reset Camera The Reset Camera setting allows you to reset the camera to the original factory default settings. This means all modifications you have made to the camera settings will be cleared. Once selected, the Reset Camera screen displays a confirmation message.
  • Page 65: Pictbridge Print (Ptp)

    PictBridge Print (PTP) The PTP function allows you to print images captured by the camera directly without connecting the camera to a PC. If the camera is not connected to a PTP compliant printer, an error message displays on the LCD screen.To enable PTP function, see “USB Mode”...
  • Page 66: This Image

    50 Camera Settings This Image Print the selected image with the current setting. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select THIS IMAGE from the options and press the OK button to confirm. Use the Left/ Right navigation buttons to select previous/next file. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons to set the number of copies.
  • Page 67: Index Print

    Index Print Use this function to print all images in index format. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the Paper size. • DEFAULT SIZE • LETTER • A4 Press the Up/Down navigation buttons to set the number of copies. After the number of copies is set, press the Up/Down navigation buttons again to continue or cancel the action.
  • Page 68: All Images

    52 Camera Settings All Images Print all images saved in memory. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select ALL IMAGES from the options and press the OK button to confirm. Press the Up/Down navigation buttons to set the number of copies.
  • Page 69: Specifications

    Specifications General Effective Resolution Image Type Dimensions Exterior Casing Optics Aperture (Max.) Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Focal Length Photo Graphic Range Shutter Speed Viewfinder Field of View Camera Features Auto Power Off / Time Out ISO Equivalent External Memory Flash Modes Shooting Mode Tripod Mount Macro...
  • Page 70 54 Specifications Image Image File Formats Resolution Image Quality Mode Quality Levels Capture Features DPOF Erase Protection Exposure Compensation Sharpness Color AE Metering Focus Flash Range Lens Thread Anti-Shake Aperture Priority Shutter Priority Drive Mode Quick Delete Quick View Quick Review Self Timer Playback Magnify White Balance...
  • Page 71 Video Video Out Stream to SD/SDHC Speaker Movie File Format Movie Length Microphone Power Battery Battery Life Capability Camera Interface Host Platform Standards Operating Temperature Language PAL, NTSC Yes, Mono Video mode recording: < 80 min Max.file size is 4GB. Yes, Mono NP-40 Lithium-ion CIPA 200 images...
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    56 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem Camera does not turn on Camera turns off automatically LCD turns off automatically Empty battery icon is displayed on the LCD then camera turns off LCD screen displays ‘Card Requires Formatting’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is Full’ LCD screen displays ‘Card is locked’...
  • Page 73 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Printed in China...