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Acer CU-7530 User Manual

7.40-megapixel ccd digital camera
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Overview 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 Resizing an Image Compressing an Image Erasing Images 41 CONNECTING TO A PICTBRIDGE COMPLIANT PRINTER 43 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) 52 TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER...
  • 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 7.40-megapixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3072 x 2304 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 flash ] 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) The digital camera comes with 32 MB of internal memory (approx. 26 MB for image storage), allowing you to store captured still images or video clips in the digital camera. However, you can also expand the memory capacity by using an SD memory card so that you can store more files.
  • 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. 3. Select [Language] with the press the SET button.
  • Page 15: Formatting The Sd Memory Card Or Internal Memory

    Formatting the SD Memory Card or Internal Memory This utility formats the internal memory (or 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.
  • 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/video 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 times digital zoom permits zoom photography of up to 12 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: Auto Panorama Portrait Man...
  • 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 21 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: Setting The Panorama Mode

    Setting the Panorama Mode This mode is designed to make it easier to capture a series of shots then stitch them together with software to make a single image. 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 26: Video Mode

    ] Video Mode This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 320 x 240 / 640 x 480 pixels. You can select audio to be recorded or not. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Compose the image. 3.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back video clips recorded on the LCD monitor. You can also play back sound if you recording with the audio. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34 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] with the The removal of image protection is executed and the camera returns to the playback mode.
  • Page 35: 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 36 9. Select date to [On] or [Off] with the [On]: The date of the image will also be printed. [Off]: The date of the image 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 37: Resizing An Image

    Resizing an Image Resizes a previously saved image. Resizing replaces the original image with the changed image. Only resizing to the smaller size is available. The following images cannot be resized: Image size (640 x 480) Image captured with other camera Protected images Video clips Images cannot be resized when the SD memory card is write protected...
  • Page 38: Compressing An Image

    Compressing an Image Changes the quality (compression rate) of a recorded image. Compresses images down to half of their size or more, overwrites an old size images with a newly compressed image. Only quality changing to the lower quality level is available.
  • Page 39: 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 40 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 41: 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. Position the camera on the docking station. 2.
  • Page 42 3. If you select [Select] in the previous step, the figure shown on the right hand side will appear. Select the image that you want to print with the buttons. Select the [Print Num] (up to 99) with the buttons. After selecting the desired image and printing number, press the SET button to confirm.
  • Page 43: 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 44: White Balance

    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. [ Blank ] Auto Incandescent Fluorescent 1 Fluorescent 2 Daylight Cloudy Manual...
  • Page 45: 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 46: Digital Zoom

    LCD Bright. Select a brightness level for the LCD monitor. Capture The LCD becomes brighter with the button LCD Bright. and darker with the button. The adjustment range is from -5 to +5. MENU:Exit SET:Enter 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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. 3. Select the desired [Setup] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 52: Transferring Recorded Images And Videos To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER System Requirements (Windows) Pentium III 600 MHz or higher Windows ME/2000/XP 64MB RAM 128MB hard disk space CD-ROM drive Available USB port System Requirements (Macintosh) PowerPC G3/G4 OS 9.0 or later 64MB RAM 128MB hard disk space CD-ROM drive Available USB port...
  • Page 53: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Connecting the Camera to Your Computer 1. Position the camera on the docking station. 2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB terminal of the docking station. 3. Connect the other end of the USB cable t o a n a v a i l a b l e U S B p o r t o n y o u r computer.
  • Page 54: Downloading Images And Video Files

    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 55: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Image sensor 1/2.5” CCD sensor (7.40 megapixels) Image resolution LCD monitor Recording media 32 MB internal memory (approx. 26 MB for image storage) Compression format File format Lens Focus range Shutter speed Digital zoom Flash effective range Terminal Power supply Dimension...