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Acer CP-8660 User Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENT 2 INTRODUCTION Overview Package Contents 4 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Rear View Status LED Indicator LCD Monitor Icons 13 GETTING STARTED 13 Attaching the Camera Strap (Optional Accessory) 13 Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) 14 Charging the Battery 15 Using an AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory)
  • Page 2: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Overview Congratulations on your purchase of the new digital camera. Capturing high-quality digital images is fast and easy with this state-of-the-art smart camera. Equipped with an 8.28 Mega pixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. Other cool features provided by the camera include the following: LCD monitor - Recording media -...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items: Digital Camera USB cable User’s manual Optional Accessories: SD memory card AC power adapter Rechargeable lithium-ion battery A/V cable Software CD-ROM Camera pouch Camera strap EN-3...
  • Page 4: Getting To Know The Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View # Name 1. Mode dial 2. Shutter button 3. POWER (Power) button Mode switch Photography mode Playback mode 5. Flash 6. Microphone Self-timer LED (AF auxiliary LED) 8. USB or A/V OUT terminal 9.
  • Page 5: Rear View

    Rear View Name LCD monitor Status LED Zoom in button Zoom out button MENU (Menu) button Toggles On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on and off. Focus button Self-timer button Allows you to toggle the self-timer on and off, selects the Speaker Strap holder SET / Direction button Allows you to scroll through menus and images, and then (Delete) button...
  • Page 6 SET /Direction button Name button button Flash button button button Exposure correction on / Backlight correction button 5. SET button EN-6 Description Scrolls upwards. Changes value of shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and manual focus. Scrolls right. Allows you to choose the appropriate flash setting. Scrolls downwards.
  • Page 7: Mode Dial

    Mode dial Name Auto 2. SCN Scene Mode 3. P Program (auto exposure) 4. Tv Shutter Speed Priority 5. Av Aperture Priority 6. M Manual User Setting Video Panorama Anti-Shake Description The camera automatically sets for exposure, etc. Point-and-shoot simplicity when capturing images under 16 special conditions.
  • Page 8: Status Led Indicator

    Status LED Indicator The status LED indicates the current operational status of the camera. The meaning of the LED changes depending upon what the camera is doing. Color During power off State The completion of battery charge. Green Flashing T h e b a t t e r y i s charging.
  • Page 9: Lcd Monitor Icons

    LCD Monitor Icons For Photography modes: [ Mode icon Storage media Internal memory (no card) SD memory card Zoom status Voice memo Battery condition ] Full battery power ] Medium battery power ] Low battery power ] No battery power Flash mode [Blank] Automatic Red-eye Reduction...
  • Page 10 For Photography modes: [P], [Tv], [Av], [M], [ ], [ ] Mode icon Storage media Zoom status Voice memo Battery condition Flash mode Histogram Main focus area Capture mode icon 10. Image resolution 11. Available number of shots 12. Image quality 13.
  • Page 11 For Photography mode: [ ] 1. Mode icon 2. Storage media 3. Zoom status 4. Battery condition 5. Flash mode 6. White balance 7. Metering 8. Main focus area 9. [ ] Exposure compensation ] Backlight correction 10. Image resolution 11.
  • Page 12 For Video mode [ 1. Mode icon 2. Storage media 3. Zoom status 4. Battery condition 5. Video resolution 6. Available recording time/Elapsed time 7. Video quality 8. Self-timer icon 9. Date and time 10. White balance icon 11. Focus setting Playback mode [ 1.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap (Optional Accessory) Attach the camera strap as shown in the illustration. Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) We highly recommend using specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery (3.7V) to realize the full capability of your camera. Charge the battery fully before using the camera. Make sure that the power of the camera is off before inserting or removing the battery.
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Using the optional AC power adapter may charge the battery or operate the camera as power supply. Make sure that the power of the camera is off and then insert the battery before starting. 1. Insert one end of the AC power adapter into the DC IN 5V terminal of the camera.
  • Page 15: Using An Ac Power Adapter (optional Accessory)

    Using an AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory) Using an AC power adapter prevents the camera from automatically powered off while transferring files to your computer. Perform the steps in the preceding section “Charging the Battery”. Make sure to use only the AC power adapter specified for the digital camera. Damage caused by the use of an incorrect adapter is not covered under the warranty.
  • Page 16: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time The date/time needs to be set if/when: Camera is turned on for the first time. Camera is turned on after leaving the camera without the battery for an extended period of time. When the date and time information is not displayed on the LCD monitor, follow these steps to set the correct date and time.
  • Page 17: Formatting An Sd Memory Card Or Internal Memory

    Formatting an SD Memory Card or Internal Memory This function formats the internal memory (or memory card) and deletes all stored still images / video clips and data. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ MENU button. 2. Select [Setup1] with the 3.
  • Page 18: Setting Image Resolution And Quality

    Setting Image Resolution and Quality Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and compression ratio for your images. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored. As you get to know the camera, it is recommended that you try each quality and resolution setting to get an appreciation for the effects that these settings will have on your images.
  • Page 19: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ] Auto Mode Auto photography mode is the most commonly used photography mode. Images can be captured simply because the exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture setting) is determined automatically to suit the photographic conditions. Your camera is equipped with a 2.8” TFT color LCD monitor to help you compose images, playback recorded images/movie clips or adjust menu settings.
  • Page 20: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos A voice memo can be recorded once for 30 seconds at still image mode immediately following a still image capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes, except for [ ] and [ 2.
  • Page 21: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 6 times optical zoom and 8.5 times digital zoom permits zoom photography up to 51 times to suit the subject and the distance. While digital zoom can be a useful feature, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
  • Page 22: Setting The Flash

    Setting the Flash Set the flash for capturing images. The flash firing mode can be set to suit for the photographic conditions. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Toggle the button to select the desired flash mode. The table below will help you choose the appropriate flash mode: Flash mode Description The flash fires automatically to suit the photographic conditions.
  • Page 23: Setting The Focus

    Setting the Focus Images can be captured with the distance to the subject set by Normal Auto Focus, [ ] Macro Auto Focus, [ ] Super Macro Auto Focus, [ 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes. The available focus settings will depend on the selected photography mode.
  • Page 24: Setting The Self-timer

    Setting the Self-timer This setting allows images to be captured with the self-timer. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Toggle the button to select the setting. Each press of the button moves the icon one step through the sequence and displays it on the screen.
  • Page 25: Exposure Compensation/backlight

    Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction Images can be captured with the overall scene intentionally made brighter or darker. These settings are used when a suitable brightness (exposure) cannot otherwise be obtained in circumstances where the difference in brightness between the subject and the background (the contrast) is large, or when the subject that you wish to capture is very small within the scene.
  • Page 26: Scn] Scene Mode

    [SCN] Scene Mode By simply selecting one of the following 16 modes, you can capture the image with most appropriate settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ dial to [SCN]. Press the MENU button. Select [Scene Mode], and press the SET button.
  • Page 27: Tv] Shutter Speed Priority Photography Mode

    [P] Program (Automatic Exposure) Photography Mode The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture to suit the brightness of the subject. This allows you to capture image with ease just like when the [ mode is selected. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to [P].
  • Page 28: Av] Aperture Priority Mode

    [Av] Aperture Priority Mode In this mode, images are captured with the priority given to aperture. The shutter speed is automatically set according to the aperture. The aperture will affect the depth-of-field of the camera. If you set a small aperture (higher F value), you can capture portrait images with an out-of-focus background.
  • Page 29 [M] Manual Mode In manual mode, the aperture value and the shutter speed can be varied individually. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to [M]. 2. Toggle the button to select the shutter speed or aperture. 3. Adjust the shutter speed or aperture with the buttons.
  • Page 30: User Setting Mode

    ] User Setting Mode This mode allows you manually set the setting parameters and all these settings will be memorized. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to [ 2. Compose the image, press the shutter button down halfway, then press it down fully. ] Video Mode This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.
  • Page 31: Panorama Mode

    ] Panorama Mode This mode is designed to make it easier to take a series of shots then stitch them together with software to make a single photo. You can capture a photographic subject that won’t fit into a single frame, such as a landscape, and stitch it together later with a program such as Cool 360 or Photoshop application.
  • Page 32: Playback Mode

    ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be displayed in reverse or forward with the To view the previous image, press To view the next image, press...
  • Page 33: Button Operations

    Button Operations Pressing the button sequentially invoke 2x fast-forward, 4x fast-forward, regular play. Pressing the button sequentially invoke 2x fast-reverse, 4x fast- feed reverse, regular play. button button Stop (The display returns to the 1st frame playback). SET button Video clips cannot be displayed rotated or enlarged. Attaching Voice Memos A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded like a memo annotation for each still image.
  • Page 34: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the same time which can help to quickly search for the image that you want. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 35: Zoom Playback

    Zoom Playback This mode also allows you to enlarge your image on the selected portion of the image to check for small details. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the buttons to select the image you want to enlarge. You can also select the image you want to enlarge from the thumbnail display.
  • Page 36: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. Protecting Images 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Select the image that you want to protect with the buttons. 3. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed.
  • Page 37: Dpof Settings

    DPOF Settings DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format, which allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. You can select the images to be printed and how many prints to make with the DPOF menu in the camera and insert the memory card to the card compatible printer.
  • Page 38: Copying Files From Internal Memory To

    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 39: Deleting Images

    ] Deleting Images Immediate Erasure (Quick Delete Function) The quick delete function enables you to delete the last-captured image during capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the button. The last image and quick delete menu appear on the screen.
  • Page 40 Deleting in Playback Mode Deleting a single image/Deleting all images 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image will be displayed on the screen. 2. Select the image you want to erase with the buttons. 3. Press the button.
  • Page 41: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Photography Menu (Capture tab) This menu is for basic settings used when capturing images in the photography modes. These settings are retained even if the camera is turned off or the Auto OFF function is activated. Available menu options in each photography mode: Auto Capture Function...
  • Page 42 Anti-Shake Capture Function Size Voice Memo Quality LCD Bright. Sharpness Digital Zoom Contrast Preview Color Date Print Beep 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button. [Capture] menu is displayed. 3.
  • Page 43 Scene Mode Refer to section in this manual titled “Scene Mode” for further details. Size (resolution) This sets the resolution of the still-image that will be captured. 3264 x 2448: 3264 x 2448 pixels (8 Megapixel resolution) 2560 x 1920: 2560 x 1920 pixels (5 Megapixel resolution) 1600 x 1200: 1600 x 1200 pixels (2 Megapixel resolution) 640 x 480: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA resolution) Quality...
  • Page 44: Photography Menu (function Tab)

    Photography Menu (Function tab) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the The [Function] tab of the photography menu is displayed. 3.
  • Page 45: Digital Zoom

    LCD Bright. Select a brightness level for the LCD monitor. The LCD becomes brighter with the button and darker with the button. The adjustment range is from -5 to +5. Digital Zoom This sets whether or not to use digital zoom at the time of photography. * On / Off Preview This sets whether or not to display the captured image on the screen immediately after...
  • Page 46: Photography Menu (ae/awb Tab)

    Photography Menu (AE/AWB tab) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [AE/ AWB] menu with the The [AE/AWB] tab of the photography menu is displayed. 3.
  • Page 47: Focus Area

    This sets the sensitivity for capturing images. When the sensitivity is raised (and the ISO figure is increased), photography will become possible even in dark locations, but the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear. * 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / Auto In the [Auto] setting, the ISO value is automatically selected from ISO 64 to ISO 200.
  • Page 48: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, set which settings are to be used for playback. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 49: Auto Off

    Setup1 Menu Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup1] menu with the The [Setup1] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired setting with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 50: Video Output

    Setup2 Menu 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup2] menu with the The [Setup2] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Setup2] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 51: Transferring Recorded Images And Videos To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER To transfer images/video clips from the camera to your computer, follow these steps: Step 1: Installing the USB driver (Windows 98 users only) Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer Step 3: Downloading images and video files System Requirements (Windows) Pentium 166 MHz or higher Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP...
  • Page 52: Step 2: Connecting The Camera To Your

    Step 2: Connecting the Camera to Your Computer 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB terminal of the camera. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 3.
  • Page 53: Step 3: Downloading Images And

    Step 3: Downloading Images and Video Files When the 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” (“untitled” or “unlabeled” disk on a Macintosh) to your computer hard drive.
  • Page 54: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Image sensor Image resolution LCD monitor Recording media File format Lens Stabilization Shutter speed Digital zoom Flash effective range Terminal Power supply Dimension (W x H x D) 96 x 61 x 29 mm (3.9 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches) Weight (without battery) 180 g (6.3 oz.) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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