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Acer CR-6530 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
  • Page 3: Trademark Information

    TRADEMARK INFORMATION Microsoft and Windows ® Corporation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. ® Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. is a trademark. Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. READ THIS FIRST Notice: 1.
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Read and understand all Warnings and Cautions before using this product. WARNING If foreign objects or water have entered the camera, turn the power OFF and remove the battery and the AC power adapter. Continued use in this state might cause fire or electric shock. Consult the store of purchase.
  • Page 5 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 6: Notes On Battery Usage

    Notes on Battery Usage When you use the battery, carefully read and strictly observe the Safety Instructions and the notes described below: Use only the specified battery (NP-60, 3.7V). Avoid using the battery in extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten the battery life and reduce camera performance.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 9 INTRODUCTION Overview Package Contents 12 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Rear View Mode Dial Viewfinder LED Indicator LCD Monitor Icons 20 GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap Inserting and Removing the Battery Charging the Battery Inserting and Removing the SD Card Turning the Power On/Off Formatting the SD Card Choosing the Language...
  • Page 8 49 [ ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images Playing Back Video Clips Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on a TV Recording Voice Memos Thumbnail Display Zoom Playback Slideshow Display Protecting Images DPOF Settings ] Erasing Images 64 MENU OPTIONS (FULL FUNCTION) Photography Menu (Picture) Photography Menu (Function) Photography Menu (AE/AWB)
  • Page 9: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Overview Congratulations on your purchase of the new digital camera. Capturing high-quality digital pictures is fast and easy with this state-of-the-art smart camera. Equipped with a 6.3 Mega pixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing pictures with a resolution of up to 2816 x 2112 pixels. Other cool features provided by the camera include the following: LCD monitor - The 2.5"...
  • Page 10 Movie mode - Voice memo - Camera settings - Thumbnail display - TV and PC connection - View pictures on a television monitor or computer DPOF settings - 10-E Record video clips with voice. A voice memo can be recorded once for 30 seconds at photography mode immediately following a still image captured or at playback mode while viewing the picture.
  • Page 11: Package Contents

    Package Contents Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items. 1 x Digital camera 1 x Camera pouch 1 x SD card 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion battery-pack 1 x AC-Mains Adapter/Charger 1 x Camera strap 1 x USB cable 1 x TV cable/Video cable 1 x User's manual E-11...
  • Page 12: Getting To Know The Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Name Shutter button Self-timer LED (AF auxiliary light) POWER button Viewfinder window MIC (Microphone) Flash Zoom lens USB/A/V OUT terminal Allows you to connect a USB cable or an A/V DC IN 5V terminal Mode dial 12-E Description...
  • Page 13: Rear View

    Rear View Name Viewfinder window Viewfinder LED (Display) button (Zoom in) button (Zoom out) button Speaker Search dial MENU button Strap holder SET /Direction button Battery/SD card cover Allows access to the battery and insert or (Erase) button Tripod socket LCD monitor Diopter adjustment dial Provides a more clear image when using the Description...
  • Page 14 SET /Direction button Name button (Focus) button Allows you to choose the appropriate focus button (Flash) button Allows you to choose the appropriate flash button (Self-timer) button button (Exposure compensation / Backlight correction) button button 14-E Description Scrolls upwards. setting. Scrolls right.
  • Page 15: Mode Dial

    Mode Dial : photography mode # Mode Auto photography 2. P Program (auto exposure) 3. Tv Shutter speed priority Selects this when you want to photograph with 4. Av Aperture priority 5. M Manual photography Portrait Sports Night scene Movie Set-up 11.
  • Page 16: Viewfinder Led Indicator

    Viewfinder LED Indicator This describes the color and state of the viewfinder LED. Color State During power off Battery charging in Green progress. Flashing adaptor plug in Flashing Battery charging error. Orange Flashing 16-E During During photography playback Auto focusing successful.
  • Page 17: Lcd Monitor Icons

    LCD Monitor Icons Photography modes [ 1. Zoom status 2. Voice memo 3. Remaining battery status 4. Flash icon 5. Focus area (When the shutter button is pressed halfway.) 6. Capture mode icon 7. Image size 8. Possible number of shots 9.
  • Page 18 Photography modes [ P ] [ Tv ] [ Av ] [ M ] 1. Zoom status 2. Voice memo 3. Remaining battery status 4. Flash icon 5. Histogram 6. Capture mode icon 7. Image size 8. Possible number of shots 9.
  • Page 19 Photography mode [ Playback mode [ ]-Still Picture Playback Playback mode [ ]-Video Playback 1. Zoom status 2. Remaining battery status 3. Image size 4. Possible recording time/ elapsed time 5. Quality 6. Recording indicator 7. Self-timer icon 8. Focus icon 9.
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap Attach the camera strap as shown in the illustration. 20-E...
  • Page 21: Inserting And Removing The Battery

    Inserting and Removing the Battery We highly recommend using specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NP-60, 3.7V) to fully demonstrate this camera’s function. Charge the battery before using the camera. Make sure that the power of the camera is off before inserting or removing the battery.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Inserting And Removing The Sd Card

    Inserting and Removing the SD Card Images photographed with this camera will be stored on the SD card. Without inserting the SD card, you cannot take photographs using the camera. Before inserting or removing the SD card, make sure that the power of the camera is off.
  • Page 24: Turning The Power On/off

    Turning the Power On/Off Load the battery and insert an SD card before starting. Turning the power on Press the POWER button to turn the power on. The viewfinder LED lights green and the camera is initiated. When the power is turned on, the camera will start in the mode that was set with the mode dial.
  • Page 25: Formatting The Sd Card

    Formatting the SD Card This erases all of the images and folders that have been recorded on the SD card. Formatting is not possible when the SD card in the locked condition. 1. Set the mode dial to [ [Basic] of the set-up menu is displayed. 2.
  • Page 26: Choosing The Language

    Choosing the Language When you first turn the camera on, choose a language for displayed information on the LCD monitor. 1. Set the mode dial to [ button [Custom] of the set-up menu is displayed. 2. Select [Language] with the and press the SET button.
  • Page 27: 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 28: 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 on a memory card. 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 29 Possible number of shots (Still picture) The table shows the approximate shots that you can take at each setting based on an optional SD card from 32MB to 512MB. Image size Quality 32MB (Fine) (6M) 2816 x2112 (Standard) (Economy) TIFF (Fine) (4M) 2272 x1704 (Standard)
  • Page 30 Possible recording time/sec (Video clip) Image size Quality (Fine) 320 x 240 (Standard) The data shows the standard testing results. The actual capacity varies according to the shooting conditions and settings. The memory card testing results are based on Toshiba, Panasonic and Sandisk SD card.
  • Page 31: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ] Auto Photography Mode Auto photography is a typical method of photography. Photographs can be taken simply because the exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture setting) is controlled automatically to suit the photographic conditions. You can use both a viewfinder and a 2.5" LCD monitor to compose the images. Taking photographs using the viewfinder will conserve the battery power.
  • Page 32 4. Press the shutter button. Pressing the shutter button down halfway automatically focuses and adjusts the exposure, and pressing the shutter button down fully takes the photographs. The focus area frame turns blue and the viewfinder LED lights green when the camera is in focus and the exposure is calculated.
  • Page 33: Using The Optical Zoom

    Using the LCD Monitor Make sure that the battery is inserted before taking photographs. 1. Press the POWER button to turn the power 2. Set the mode dial to [ By default, the LCD monitor setting is 3. Compose your image in the LCD monitor. 4.
  • Page 34: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 4.4 times digital zoom permits zoom photography of up to 13.2 times to suit the subject and the distance. The digital zoom is a compelling feature, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixilated (grainer) the image will appear.
  • Page 35: Setting The Flash

    Setting the Flash Set the flash for taking photographs. The flash firing mode can be set to suit for the photographic conditions. Set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. The flash setting is limited depending on the selected photography mode, scene mode, and capture mode.
  • Page 36 The table below will help you choose the appropriate flash mode: Flash mode [ Blank] Auto Red-eye Reduction Forced Flash Suppressed Flash On the [ On the [ On the [ On the [ The flash cannot be set in the [ and [Auto Exp.].
  • Page 37: Setting The Focus

    Setting the Focus Photographs can be taken with the distance to the subject set by auto focus, ] macro, [ ] infinity, [ 3M ] fixed at 3 m, or [ 1M ] fixed at 1 m. The settings will be maintained even when the power is turned off or when Auto Off is activated.
  • Page 38 The table below will help you choose the appropriate focus mode: Focus mode [ Blank] Auto Focus Macro Infinity [ 3M ] Fixed at 3 m [ 1M ] Fixed at 1 m When [ focus fixed at those distances. 38-E Description Selects this when you want to leave the settings up to...
  • Page 39: Self-timer/photographing At Intervals

    Self-timer/Photographing at Intervals This setting allows photographs to be taken with the self-timer and allows interval photography. 1. Set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Toggle the button to select the setting. Each press of the the icon one step through the sequence and displays it on the screen.
  • Page 40 The table below will help you choose the appropriate self-timer mode: Self-timer mode 10S ]10 sec. 2S ] 2 sec. 10+2 ]10+2 sec. Intv ] Interval The self-timer setting is automatically cancelled after a photograph is taken. Use of the [ that can result when the shutter button is pressed.
  • Page 41: Exposure Compensation/backlight Correction

    Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction Photographs can be taken with the overall screen intentionally made brighter or darker. These settings are used when a suitable brightness (exposure) cannot otherwise be obtained in circumstance where the difference in brightness between the subject and the background (the contrast) is large, or when the subject that you want to photograph is very small within the screen.
  • Page 42: P ] Program (automatic Exposure) Photography Mode

    Effective Subjects and Set Values + (positive) compensation Printed matter comprising black text on whitish paper Backlighting Bright scenes or strong reflected light such as ski slopes When the sky accounts for a large area on the screen - (negative) compensation People illuminated by a spotlight, in particular, against dark background Printed matter comprising white text on blackish paper Weak reflecting bodies such as evergreen trees or darkish leaves...
  • Page 43: Tv ] Shutter Speed Priority Photography Mode

    [ Tv ] Shutter Speed Priority Photography Mode In this mode, photographs are taken with the priority given to shutter speed. The aperture is automatically set according to the shutter speed. If you set a fast shutter speed, you can take photographs of moving subjects that look as if they are still.
  • Page 44 The shutter speed and corresponding aperture value are displayed on the screen. If an appropriate combination cannot be set, the aperture value is displayed in red, but photographs can be taken. 3. Compose the picture, press the shutter button down halfway, then press it down fully.
  • Page 45: Av ] Aperture Priority Photography Mode

    [ Av ] Aperture Priority Photography Mode In this mode, photographs are taken with the priority given to aperture. The shutter speed is automatically set according to the aperture. If you set a small aperture (higher F value), you can take portrait photographs with an out-of-focus background.
  • Page 46: M ] Manual Photography Mode

    [ M ] Manual Photography Mode In this mode, photographs are taken by setting the aperture value and the shutter speed individually. 1. Set the mode dial to [ M ]. 2. Select the shutter speed or the aperture with the button.
  • Page 47: Setting The Scene Mode

    Setting the Scene Mode This sets the scene setting such as [ scene and takes the photograph. 1. Set the mode dial to one of the scene modes. When the camera mode is set to the [ 2. Compose the picture, press the shutter button down halfway, then press it down fully.
  • Page 48: Movie Mode

    ] Movie Mode This mode is for recording video clips. Voice can also be recorded. 1. Set the mode dial to [ 2. Compose the picture with the zoom button. Optical zoom and digital zoom can be set while composing. 3.
  • Page 49: Playback Mode

    ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on an LCD monitor. Insert the SD card into the camera and turn on the power before starting. 1. Set the mode dial to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 50 Image Display Information You can switch the state of the information display by pressing the back images. Each press of the switches the information display state in the following order: Pressing the rotated display. The whereas the it. A press of the button opposite to the direction in which the image was rotated will return the image to the normal display.
  • Page 51: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back video clips recorded on the camera. You can also play back voice. 1. Set the mode dial to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. Select the desired video clip with the search dial. You can also select the desired video clip with the 3.
  • Page 52: Button Operations

    Button Operations During playback Fast forward play Each press of the moves the operation one step button in the sequence of 2 times fast forward play, 4 times fast forward play, and regular play. Reverse play Each press of the moves the operation one step button in the sequence of 2 times fast...
  • Page 53: Playing Back Still Images/video Clips On A Tv

    Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on a TV You can also playback your images on a TV screen. Before connecting to any devices, make sure to select NTSC / PAL system to match the video output system of the video equipment you are going to connect to the camera, then turn all connected devices off.
  • Page 54: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded like a memo for photographed still images. The voice memo can be recorded only once. 1. Set the mode dial to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 55: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the same time, which can quickly search for the image that you want. 1. Set the mode dial to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 56: Zoom Playback

    Zoom Playback Images that are being play back can be enlarged and displayed in 2 levels of 2 times and 4 times enlargement. This mode also allows you to enlarge your image on the selected portion of the image to check for small details. 1.
  • Page 57: Slideshow Display

    Slideshow Display The slideshow function enables you to playback your still images automatically in order one image at a time. 1. Set the mode dial to [ 2. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select [Slide Show] with the and press the SET button.
  • Page 58: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. Protecting Images 1. Set the mode dial to [ 2. Select the image that you want to protect with the search dial. 3. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed.
  • Page 59: Canceling The Protection

    Canceling 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 the SET button. 2. Select [Single] or [All] with the 3. Select [Cancel Protect] with the The removal of image protection is executed and the camera returns to the play mode.
  • Page 60: 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 61 The date setting screen appears. 9. Select date to [ON] or [OFF] with the button. 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.
  • Page 62: Erasing Images

    ] Erasing Images Erasing at Photography Mode (Quick Delete Function) Quick delete function enables you to erase the image during photography. The quick delete menu provides you to directly erase the last image without further settings. 1. Set the mode dial to one of the photography modes.
  • Page 63 4. Select [Single] or [All] with the buttons, and press the SET button. Single: Erases the selected image or the last image. All: Erases all of the images on the SD card except for the protected images. Select: Erases a number of selected images.
  • Page 64: Menu Options (full Function)

    MENU OPTIONS (FULL FUNCTION) Photography Menu (Picture) This menu is for the basic settings to be used when taking pictures in the photography mode. The setting is not canceled even if the camera is turned off or the Auto Off function is activated. 1.
  • Page 65 Quality This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the photograph is taken. Fine: Low compression rate Standard: Normal Economy: High compression rate TIFF: No compression rate (the highest image quality and the largest file sizes.) Economy and TIFF settings cannot be set in the [ TIFF setting is selectable only when size setting is set to 2816x2112.
  • Page 66: Capture Mode

    Photography Menu (Function) 1. Set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the [Function] of the photography menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 67: Voice Memo

    Voice Memo A voice memo can be recorded for 30 seconds immediately following a still single image photography. This feature is also available during playback mode. Refer to section in this manual titled "[ details. Enable voice memo. OFF: Disable voice memo. When voice memo is set to on, the quickview setting is also fixed to on.
  • Page 68: Date Print

    Date Print The date of recording can be printed directly on the still images. This function must be activated before the image is taken. Imprints the date on the still images when taking pictures. OFF: Does not imprint the date on the still images when taking pictures.
  • Page 69: Photography Menu (ae/awb)

    Photography Menu (AE/AWB) 1. Set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [AE/AWB] menu with the [AE/AWB] of the photography menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [AE/AWB] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 70 Metering This sets the metering method for calculating the exposure. Multi: The entire area of the screen is measured, and the exposure is calculated. Spot: A very small portion of the center of the screen is measured, and the exposure is calculated. This sets the sensitivity for taking pictures.
  • Page 71: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, set which settings are to be used for playback. The setting is not canceled even if the camera is turned off or the Auto Off function is activated. 1. Set the mode dial to [ 2.
  • Page 72: Setup Menu (basic)

    Setup Menu (Basic) Set your camera’s operating environment. The setting is not canceled even if the camera is turned off or the Auto Off function is activated. 1. Set the mode dial to [ [Basic] of the set-up menu is displayed. 2.
  • Page 73: Auto Off

    Sound This sets whether or not to mute the playback sound of the recorded voice memo and voice recorded with the video clip. Does not mute the playback sound of the voice memo and voice recorded with the video clip. OFF: Mute the playback sound of the voice memo and voice recorded with the video clip.
  • Page 74: Setup Menu (custom)

    Setup Menu (Custom) 1. Set the mode dial to [ the [Custom] menu with the [Custom] of the set-up menu is displayed. 2. Select the desired [Custom] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu. 3.
  • Page 75: Video Output

    Language This sets the language that is displayed on the LCD monitor. Refer to section in this manual titled “Choosing the Language” for further details. English: English Français:French Deutsch: German Español: Spanish Italiano: Italian : Chinese (Traditional) : Chinese (Simplified) Video Output This sets video output system of the video equipment that you are going to connect to the camera.
  • Page 76: 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 and Mac OS 8.6 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...
  • Page 77: Step 1: Installing The Usb Driver

    Step 1: Installing the USB Driver Windows 98 computers The USB driver on the CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows 98 computers. Installing the USB driver on computers running Windows 2000/ME/XP is not necessary. 1. Insert the CD-ROM that came with the camera into your CD-ROM drive. The welcome screen appears.
  • Page 78: Step 2: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Step 2: Connecting the Camera to Your Computer 1. Set the mode dial to [ PC ]. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera.
  • Page 79: Step 3: Downloading Images And Video Files

    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 80: Installing Nti Photo Suite

    INSTALLING NTI PHOTO SUITE PC users will find that NTI Photo Suite is a very user-friendly image-editing program. With NTI Photo Suite, you can retouch, compose, and organize your images. It includes a variety of templates, such as photo frames, birthday cards, calendars and more.
  • Page 81: Other Devices

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  • Page 82: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Image sensor Image resolution LCD monitor Viewfinder Image quality Recording medium Compression format Image file format Lens Focus range Auto-Focus Shutter speed Image capturing Digital zoom Metering system 82-E Description 1/1.8" CCD sensor Approx. 6.3 mega pixels <Still picture>...
  • Page 83 Exposure Program AE/Shutter speed priority/Aperture priority/ Manual/Portrait /Sports / Night scene Exposure compensation -2EV - +2EV (in 0.3EV increments) White balance Auto/Incandescent/Fluorescent 1/Fluorescent 2/ Day light/Cloudy/Manual Flash Auto/Red-eye reduction/Suppressed Flash/ Forced flash Flash effective range 0.6 m –3.0 m (Wide / ISO=200) ISO sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 50/100/200/Auto (ISO 50-ISO 200) Self-timer...

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  • George Fleet Dec 06, 2016 01:10:
    My computer crashed and the NTI Photostore software too.
    Anywa​y to download that software so I can hopefully retrieve years of photos?