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Acer CL-6300 User Manual

6.0 megapixels ccd sensor digital camera.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ................................................. 3
Package Contents............................................. 4
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA................. 5
Front View........................................................ 5
Rear View......................................................... 6
LCD Monitor Information..................................... 7
PREPARING THE CAMERA................................ 9
Accessory) ...................................................... 10
Attaching the Camera Strap............................... 11
LED Indicators.................................................. 11
GETTING STARTED........................................... 12
Turning the Power On/Off ................................. 12
Choosing the Screen Language.......................... 13
Setting the Date and Time ................................ 14
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE...................................... 16
Shooting Images - The Basics ........................... 16
Using the Zoom Function................................... 19
Setting Focus.................................................... 20
Using the Flash................................................. 21
Using the Self-Timer.......................................... 22
Setting White Balance........................................ 24
Scene Mode Selection....................................... 25
PLAYBACK MODE - THE BASICS..................... 26
Viewing Images ................................................ 26
Magnifying Images ........................................... 27
Thumbnail Display ............................................ 28
Slideshow Display ............................................ 29
VIDEO MODE...................................................... 30
Recording Video Clips ...................................... 30
Playing Back Video Clips ................................. 31
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ... 3 Package Contents... 4 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA... 5 Front View... 5 Rear View... 6 LCD Monitor Information... 7 PREPARING THE CAMERA... 9 Installing the Batteries (Optional Accessory) ... 9 Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) ...
  • Page 2 PLAYBACK MODE – ADVANCED FEATURES... 32 Deleting Images/Video Clips... 32 Protecting Images/Video Clips ... 34 Setting the DPOF... 36 Connecting to a PictBridge Compliant Printer... 38 TRANSFERRING FILES FROM YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA TO COMPUTER... 40 Step 1: Install the USB driver ... 41 Step 2: Connect the digital camera to your computer..42 Step 3: Download images or video clips...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the new digital camera! Equipped with a 6.0 Megapixels CCD sensor, your camera delivers good quality, 2816 x 2112 resolution images. Other features provided by the camera include the following: 6.0 Megapixels A high-resolution CCD sensor provides 6.0 megapixels for good quality of images.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items. In the event that any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly contact your dealer. Common Product Components: Digital Camera Camera Strap Common (Optional) Accessories: SD memory card...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Front View 1. Strap holder 2. Shutter button 3. Lens cover 4. Flash 5. Focus switch 6. Lens 7. Microphone 8. Self-timer indicator Macro mode Normal mode EN-5...
  • Page 6: Rear View

    Rear View 1. Status LED 2. LCD monitor Arrow button (Left) Self-timer button Arrow button (Down) MODE button Arrow button (Up) MENU button Arrow button (Right) Flash button 7. OK OK button Digital Zoom button Playback button 9. Strap holder 10.
  • Page 7: Lcd Monitor Information

    LCD Monitor Information Camera Mode 1. Internal memory/SD memory card indicator ] Status of internal memory ] Status of SD memory card 2. Remaining battery status ] Full battery power ] Medium battery power ] Low battery power ] No battery power 3.
  • Page 8 Video Mode 1. Video mode 2. Recordable movie time available 3. SD memory card indicator (if present) 4. Battery power indicator 5. Focus area Image Playback 1. Playback mode 2. SD memory card indicator (if present) 3. Battery power indicator 4.
  • Page 9: Preparing The Camera

    PREPARING THE CAMERA Installing the Batteries (Optional Accessory) You can use 2 AA size batteries to power the camera. Make sure that the power of the digital camera is off before inserting or removing the batteries. 1. Make sure the camera is turned off. 2.
  • Page 10: Inserting And Removing An Sd Memory Card (optional Accessory)

    Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) The digital camera comes with 16MB of internal memory (14MB available for image storage), allowing you to store captured still images or video clips in the digital camera. Moreover, you can also expand the memory capacity by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card so that you can store more files.
  • Page 11: Attaching The Camera Strap

    Attaching the Camera Strap Attach the strap as shown in the illustration. LED Indicators Indicator State Self-timer indicator Blinking red LED indicator Blinking green LED indicator Blinking green Self-timer indicator Blinking red Self-timer indicator Blinking red Description/Activity The digital camera is powering up. The digital camera is ready to record images (or movies).
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Turning the Power On/Off Load the batteries and insert an SD memory card before starting. To turn the camera on, slide the lens cover open until it clicks, uncovering the lens. To turn the camera off, slide the lens cover closed until it clicks, covering the lens.
  • Page 13: Choosing The Screen Language

    Choosing the Screen Language Follow the steps below to choose the desired language. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. The camera mode (default preview) is displayed. 2. Press / MENU and access in setup menu with the You may also toggle the ] mode or press the [ above to access in setup menu.
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time Follow the steps below to set the date display style, current date and time. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. The camera mode (default preview) is displayed. 2.
  • Page 15: Formatting An Sd Memory Card Or Internal Memory

    Formatting an SD Memory Card or Internal Memory The term “Formatting” means preparing an “SD Memory Card” to record images; this process is also called “initialization”. This utility formats the internal memory (or memory card) and erases all stored images and data. 1.
  • Page 16: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE Shooting Images - The Basics 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. The camera mode (default preview) is displayed. 2. Compose the image on the monitor screen so that the main subject is within the focus frame.
  • Page 17: Setting Image Resolution And Quality

    Setting Image Resolution and Quality As you get to know the digital camera, you can set the image resolution (number of vertical and horizontal pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the types of images you want to shoot. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored in memory, or on a memory card.
  • Page 18: Possible Number Of Recordable Images

    Possible Number of Recordable Images The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the SD memory card. The number of recordable images may vary depending on the recorded subject, the capacity of the memory card, there are files other than images or when the recording is made while switching the picture quality or resolution.
  • Page 19: Using The Zoom Function

    Using the Zoom Function This camera is equipped with 4x digital zoom. You can enlarge the subjects by pressing continuously the OK / button. A useful feature as it is, however, the more the image is magnified, the grainer the image may become.
  • Page 20: Setting Focus

    Setting Focus Images can be captured by sliding the focus switch to set the focus modes: [ mode. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. The camera mode (default preview) is displayed. 2. Slide the focus switch to your desired focus mode. 3.
  • Page 21: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of flash. The camera has four flash modes:Auto Flash (default), Red Eye, Forced Flash and No Flash. You can take an image using a desired flash mode to suit your circumstances. 1.
  • Page 22: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used in situations such as group shots. When using this option, you should either mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface. 1. Secure the camera to a tripod or place it on a stable surface. 2.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Exposure (ev Compensation)

    Adjusting the Exposure (EV Compensation) You can manually adjust the exposure determined by the digital camera. Use this mode when the proper exposure cannot be obtained, for example, when the contrast (different between light and dark) between the subject and the background is extremely large. The EV compensation value can be set in the range from –2.0EV to +2.0EV.
  • Page 24: Setting White Balance

    Setting White Balance This feature lets you make adjustments to compensate for different lighting types according to your shooting conditions. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Toggle the / MODE button and switch to camera or [ mode.
  • Page 25: Scene Mode Selection

    Scene Mode Selection You can select the scene mode according to the shooting scene. There are 6 available modes in this scene mode. [ A ] Auto: Select this mode to adjust point-and-shoot action. ] Sport: Select this mode when you want to photograph fast-moving subjects. ] Night: Select this mode when you want to capture people with an evening or night scene background.
  • Page 26: Playback Mode - The Basics

    PLAYBACK MODE - THE BASICS Viewing Images You can display the still images you have just captured at a time. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Press the [ ] button. The last recorded image appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 27: Magnifying Images

    Magnifying Images While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a selected portion of an image. This magnification allows you to view fine details. The zoom factor displayed on the screen shows the current magnification ratio. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2.
  • Page 28: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously so you may search for a particular image. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Press the [ ] button.
  • Page 29: Slideshow Display

    Slideshow Display The slide show function enables you to play your images back automatically in sequential order. This is very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing recorded images and for presentations. 1. Press the [ ] button. 2. Press the / MENU button.
  • Page 30: Video Mode

    VIDEO MODE Recording Video Clips This mode allows you to record video clips with sound via built-in microphone. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 00:00:33 2. Press / MODE and switch to [ ] mode.
  • Page 31: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back recorded video clips. A guide to operation appears on the LCD monitor during the video playback. 1. Press the [ ] button. 2. Use to go through the images until the video clip you want to play back is displayed.
  • Page 32: Playback Mode - Advanced Features

    PLAYBACK MODE – ADVANCED FEATURES Deleting Images/Video Clips Use this function to delete one or all images/video clips stored in the internal memory or memory card. Please note that the deleted images or video clips cannot be recovered. Exercise caution before deleting a file.
  • Page 33 Deleting selected images 1. Press the [ ] button. 2. Press the / MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select [Delete] with the button. The deletion menu is displayed. 4. Select [Select] with the buttons, then press the OK button. The images are displayed in the thumbnail display.
  • Page 34: Protecting Images/video Clips

    Protecting Images/Video Clips Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. Protecting Images 1. Press the [ ] button. The last recorded image appears on the LCD monitor. 2. Select the image that you want to protect with the 3.
  • Page 35 To cancel the protection To cancel protection for only one image, display the image that you want to remove the image protection. 1. Select [Protect] with the 2. Select [Single] or [All] with the 3. Select [Cancel] with the Press continuously the button to return to the playback mode.
  • Page 36: Setting The Dpof

    Setting the DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. By using DPOF, you can select an image to be printed and then specify how many prints or which image you would like. Take your memory card to a DPOF enabled printer that accepts memory cards.
  • Page 37 9. Select date to [On] or [Off] with the On: The date of the photograph will also be printed. Off: The date of the photograph will not be printed. 10.Select [Print Enable] with the 11.Select [Execute] with the This creates a file containing the DPOF information, and when the operation is finished, the screen returns to the playback mode.
  • Page 38: Connecting To A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Connecting to a PictBridge Compliant Printer If a printer that supports PictBridge is available, images can be printed by connecting the digital still camera directly to the PictBridge-compatible printer without using a computer. Connecting the camera to the printer 1. Connect the USB port on the camera and the USB jack on the printer with the supplied USB cable, then turn on your camera and the printer.
  • Page 39 3. If you select [Select] in the previous step, the figure shown on the right hand side will appear. Select the multi images that you want to print simultaneously with the / buttons. Select the [Print Num.] (up to 99) with the After selecting the desired image and printing number, press the OK button to confirm.
  • Page 40: Transferring Files From Your Digital Camera To Computer

    TRANSFERRING FILES FROM YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA TO COMPUTER After using USB cable to establish a USB connection between the camera and your computer, you can use your computer to share recorded images or video clips with your family or friends via e-mail or post them on the Web.
  • Page 41: Step 1: Install The Usb Driver

    Step 1: Install the USB driver Installation on Windows 98 & 98SE The USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows 98 and 98SE. Windows 2000/ME/XP users need not install the USB driver. 1. Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. 2.
  • Page 42: Step 2: Connect The Digital Camera To Your Computer

    Step 2: Connect the digital camera to your computer 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. The USB screen appears on the screen. 3.
  • Page 43: Step 3: Download Images Or Video Clips

    Step 3: Download images or video clips When the digital camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is considered to be a disk drive, just like a floppy disk or CD. You can download (transfer) images by copying them from the “Removable disk”...
  • Page 44: Using The Digital Camera As A Pc Camera

    USING THE DIGITAL CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA Your digital camera can act as a PC camera, which allows you to videoconference with business associates, or have a real-time conversation with friends or family. To use the digital camera for videoconferencing, your computer system must include the items as below: Microphone Sound card...
  • Page 45: Step 2: Connect The Digital Camera To Your Computer

    Step 2: Connect the digital camera to your computer 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. The USB screen appears on the screen. 3.
  • Page 46: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Camera Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. The camera mode (default preview) is displayed. 2. Press the / MENU button.
  • Page 47 Scene Mode Refer to section in this manual titled “Scene Mode Selection” for further details. Refer to section in this manual titled “Adjusting the Exposure (EV Compensation)” for further details. White Balance This sets the white balance capturing under a variety of lighting conditions and permits images to be captured that approach the conditions that are seen by the human eye.
  • Page 48 Color This sets the color of the image that will be photographed. * Standard / Vivid / Sepia / Monochrome Saturation To capture an image, your camera offers you three different degrees of color to match with your preference. Your images will demonstrate different impression by selecting different degrees of color. This is called “Saturation”.
  • Page 49: Video Menu

    Video Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips. 1. Slide the lens cover open until it clicks to turn on the camera. 2. Toggle the / MODE button and switch to [ 3.
  • Page 50: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, set which settings are to be used for playback. 1. Press the [ ] button. 2. Press the / MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired option item with the press the OK button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 51 Protect Refer to section in this manual titled “Protecting Images/Video Clips” for further details. Thumbnail Refer to section in this manual titled “Thumbnail Display” for further details. EN-51...
  • Page 52: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Press / MODE and switch to camera or [ the [ ] button. 2. Press the / MENU button and access in setup menu with the button. The [Setup] menu is displayed. 3.
  • Page 53 Language Refer to section in this manual titled “Choosing the Screen Language” for further details. Auto Off If no operation is performed for a specific period of time, the power to the camera is automatically turned off. This feature is useful to reduce battery wear. * 3 Min./ 5 Min./ 10 Min./ Off Sys.
  • Page 54: Connecting The Digital Camera To Other Devices

    CONNECTING THE DIGITAL CAMERA TO OTHER DEVICES PCMCIA Adapter EN-54 USB Cable Computer SD Card Reader SD Card Reader Printer Notebook...
  • Page 55: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image Sensor Effective pixels 6.0 Mega pixels Image size Still image: 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Video clip: 320 x 240 Image quality Still image: Fine, Normal, Economy Movie image: Economy Recording media 16MB internal memory (14MB available for image storage) SD memory card (Optional, up to 1GB)
  • Page 56: Appendix

    APPENDIX Troubleshooting Guide Symptom Possible causes The power does not * The batteries have run out. * The batteries are not oriented correctly. turn on. * The battery cover is not closed properly. * The function of Auto off in setup menu has The camera suddenly been activated.

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