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Acer CU-6530 User Manual

6.36 mega pixel ccd digital camera
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Package Contents 4 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Rear View Status LED Indicator LCD Monitor Icons 10 GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap Inserting and Removing the Battery Charging the Battery Inserting and Removing the SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) Setting the Date and Time Choosing the Language...
  • Page 2 Protecting Images DPOF Settings Erasing Images 40 MENU OPTIONS Capture Menu (Capture) Capture Menu (Function) Video Menu (Capture) Video Menu (Function) Playback Menu Setup Menu (In Photography Mode) Setup Menu (In Playback Mode) 50 TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER Step 1: Installing the USB Driver...
  • Page 3: 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 a 6.36 Mega pixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 2816 x 2112 pixels. Package Contents Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items.
  • Page 4: Getting To Know The Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View # Name Description 1. Shutter button Focuses and locks the exposure of the camera when pressed halfway down, and capture the image when pressed all the way down. 2. POWER button Turns the camera power on and off. 3.
  • Page 5: Rear View

    Rear View Name LCD monitor Mode switch Capture mode Video mode Playback mode Status LED Zoom in button Zoom out button MENU button Erase button Display button Speaker Strap holder 10. SET /Direction button Allows you to scroll through menus and image, and then 11.
  • Page 6 SET /Direction button Name button Focus button button Flash button button Self-timer button Allows you to toggle the self-timer on and off, selects the button Exposure / Backlight correction button 5. SET button EN-6 Description Scrolls upwards. Allows you to choose the appropriate focus setting. Scrolls right.
  • Page 7: Status Led Indicator

    Docking station With the docking station, you can position your camera and play back your images and video clips on your desktop. You also need the docking station to charge the camera battery with an AC power adapter, and connect to a USB cable. Name 1.
  • Page 8: Lcd Monitor Icons

    LCD Monitor Icons Capture mode [ 1. Zoom status 2. Voice memo 3. Remaining battery status ] Full battery power Medium battery power Low battery power No battery power 4. Flash mode [Blank] Auto ] Red-eye Reduction Forced Flash ] Flash Off 5.
  • Page 9: Video Mode

    Video mode [ 1. [ ] Video mode 2. Zoom status 3. Remaining battery status 4. Image size 5. Possible recording time / elapsed time 6. Quality 7. Recording indicator 8. Self-timer icon 9. Focus icon Playback mode [ 1. Playback mode 2.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap Attach the camera strap as shown in the illustration. Inserting and Removing the Battery We highly recommend using specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery (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 11: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery You need to use the docking station and AC power adapter to charge the battery. Make sure that the power of the camera is off and then insert the battery before starting. 1. Position the camera on the docking station. 2.
  • Page 12: Inserting And Removing The Sd Memory Card (Optional Accessory)

    Inserting and Removing the SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) Images captured with this camera will be stored in the SD memory card. Without inserting the SD memory card, you cannot capture images using the camera. Inserting the SD memory card 1.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Choosing The Language

    Choosing the Language Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button and select [Setup] menu with the button. If no images / video clips are recorded on the SD memory card, press the MENU button and then [Setup] menu is displayed.
  • Page 15: Formatting The Sd Memory Card

    Formatting the SD Memory Card This utility formats the SD memory card and erases all stored images and data. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button and select [Setup] menu with button. If no images / video clips are recorded on the SD memory card, press the MENU button and then [Setup] menu is displayed.
  • Page 16: 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 17: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ] Capture Mode Your camera is equipped with a 2.5" full color LTPS LCD monitor to help you compose images, playback recorded images/movie clips or adjust menu settings. 1. Press the POWER button to turn the power 2. Slide the mode switch to [ 3.
  • Page 18: 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 captured. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the [Function] menu is displayed.
  • Page 19: 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 pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
  • Page 20: 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 available flash settings in different photography modes: Scene Mode Auto Portrait...
  • Page 21: Setting The Focus

    Setting the Focus Images can be captured with the distance to the subject set by auto focus, [ or [ ] infinity. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Toggle the button to select the desired focus mode. The table below will help you choose the appropriate focus mode: Focus mode [ Blank]Auto Focus Macro...
  • Page 22: 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 [ 2. Toggle the button to select the setting. For the [ ] mode. OFF [ 10s] 10 sec. 10+2s ] 10+2 sec. For the [ ] mode.
  • Page 23: Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction

    Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction Images can be captured 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 24: Setting The Scene Mode

    Setting the Scene Mode By simply selecting one of the following 19 modes, you can capture the image with most appropriate settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ a. Press the MENU button. b. Select [Scene Mode] with the Select the desired scene mode with the button.
  • Page 25: Sunset

    Scene mode Description ] Sunset Select this mode when you want to capture photos of sunset scene. This mode helps keep the deep hues in the scene. ] Sports Select this mode when you want to capture fast-moving subjects. [ ] Macro Select this mode for close-up photography.
  • Page 26: Setting The Panorama Mode

    Setting the 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 27: Video Mode

    ] Video Mode This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 320 x 240 / 640 x 480 pixels. Voice can also be recorded. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Compose the image. Optical zoom can be set while composing the scene. Digital zoom can be set at the resolution of 320 x 240 pixels only.
  • Page 28: Playback Mode

    ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on an LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be fed in reverse or fed forward with the buttons.
  • Page 29: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back video clips recorded on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. Select the desired video clip with the 3. Press the SET button. A press of the reverse play.
  • Page 30: Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips On The Docking Station

    Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on the Docking Station You can also playback your images or video clips on the docking station. 1. Position the camera on the docking station. It is recommended to use the AC power adapter when playing back images or video clips on the docking station.
  • Page 31: 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. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 32: 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 33: Slideshow Display

    Slideshow Display The slideshow function enables you to playback your still images automatically in order one image at a time. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select [Slide Show] with the press the SET button.
  • Page 34: 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 35 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 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 playback mode.
  • Page 36: 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 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: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images Erasing at Photography Mode (Quick Delete Function) The quick delete function enables you to delete the last-captured image during capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the [ ] button. The last image and quick delete menu appear on the screen.
  • Page 39 5. Select [Execute] with the To not erase, select [Cancel], and press the SET button. Deleting an image will not affect sequential image numbering. For example, if you delete image number 240, the next captured image will be numbered 241 even though 240 no longer exists. In other words, an image-number is retired when an image is deleted and will not be reused or reassigned to another subsequently captured image.
  • Page 40: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Capture Menu (Capture) This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. [Capture] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Capture] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 41 Scene Mode Refer to section in this manual titled “Setting the Scene Mode” for further details. Size This sets the size of the image that will be captured. 2816 x 2112 2272 x 1704 1600 x 1200 640 x 480 Quality This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured.
  • Page 42 Manual WB This manually sets the white balance and stores it. Use of this is convenient when the white balance does not offer a good match. Before select [Execute] determine the subject (such as a white paper) that will be used to set the white balance.
  • Page 43: Capture Menu (Function)

    Capture Menu (Function) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the [Function] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 44: 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 45: Video Menu (Capture)

    Video Menu (Capture) This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. [Capture] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Capture] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 46: Video Menu (Function)

    Video Menu (Function) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the [Function] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 47: 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 48: Auto Off

    Setup Menu (In Photography Mode) Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup] menu with the [Setup] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Setup] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 49: Setup Menu (In Playback Mode)

    Setup Menu (In Playback Mode) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup] menu with the [Setup] menu is displayed. If no images/video clips are recorded on the SD memory card, press the MENU button and then [Setup] menu is displayed.
  • Page 50: 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 51: 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 52 3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 4. Press the USB button. The USB menu appears on the screen. 5. Select [PC] and press the SET button. USB screen appears on the screen. 6.
  • Page 53: 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 54: Editing Software Installation

    EDITING SOFTWARE INSTALLATION 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 55: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Image sensor 1/2.5” CCD sensor (6.36 Mega pixels) Image resolution LCD monitor Recording media Compression format File format Lens Focus range Shutter speed Frame rate Digital zoom Flash effective range Terminal Power supply Dimension (W x H x D) Approx. 87 x 54 x 18mm (without protruding parts) Weight *Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.