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Silvercrest DS-1020T User Manual And Service Information

Silvercrest DS-1020T User Manual And Service Information

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TARGA GmbH
Lange Wende 41
D-59494 Soest
www.silvercrest.cc
H O M E T E C H
Digital Camera
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User manual and
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  • Page 1 H O M E T E C H Digital Camera with video function User manual and service information TARGA GmbH Lange Wende 41 D-59494 Soest www.silvercrest.cc...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Contents Important Notice ....................5 Safety Instructions..................5 Children ....................7 Charger and Rechargeable Battery ............7 Cables ......................8 Maintenance and Care.................8 Intended Use....................9 Conformity....................9 Disposal of Old Devices ................10 Note on this Manual ...................10 Introduction ....................11 Package Contents..................11 Controls and buttons ..................12 Getting started....................13...
  • Page 4 English SilverCrest DS-1020T Capturing Pictures ..................24 Quick Guide....................24 Using the Zoom Function ................25 Using the Flash ..................26 Histogram ....................27 Stabilizer....................28 Record Menu..................... 28 Resolution....................31 Quality....................32 ISO......................32 Metering....................33 White balance..................33 Effect......................
  • Page 5 SilverCrest DS-1020T English Frame Rate.....................50 White balance..................51 Effect ......................51 Sharpness ....................51 Saturation ....................51 Contrast ....................51 Focus mode....................51 Voice Recording ....................52 Playing Back Images and Video Clips............53 Quick Guide ....................53 Playback Menu...................54 Saving Your Changes ................56 Resize.....................56 Voice Memo....................57 Protect ....................57 Delete .....................58...
  • Page 6 English SilverCrest DS-1020T System Sound ..................69 Volume....................69 LCD Brightness ..................70 Power-Saving Function ................. 70 Date & Time................... 70 TV Out ....................70 Hot Key ....................71 Startup Image ..................72 Reset ..................... 72 Language....................73 Connectors and Ports ................... 74 Viewing Recordings on a Television Screen..........
  • Page 7: Important Notice

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Important Notice Safety Instructions - Before you use this device for the first time, please read the following notes in this manual and heed all warnings, even if you are familiar with handling electronic devices. Always check the camera works correctly.
  • Page 8 English SilverCrest DS-1020T - Also, when there is the possibility of thunderstorms, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. - Never try to heat, disassemble or short-circuit the rechargeable battery. Do not throw the rechargeable battery into fire. Warning: Notice concerning separation from the mains In order to completely disconnect the charger from the mains, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  • Page 9: Children

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Children Electrical appliances do not belong in the hands of children. Do not allow children to use electrical devices when not under supervision. Children may not comprehend the presence of potential risks. Rechargeable batteries and small parts represent potential choking hazards. Keep the rechargeable battery out of reach of children.
  • Page 10: Cables

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Cables Always hold cables by the plug and never pull on the cable itself. Never hold the power cord with wet hands as this may cause a short circuit or electric shock. Never place the device, heavy objects or furniture on the cable and take care that the cord does not become trapped, especially at the plug and sockets.
  • Page 11: Intended Use

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Intended Use This is a consumer electronics device. It may only be used for private use, not industrial or commercial purposes. In its default configuration, this product has not been designed for medical, lifesaving, rescue or life- maintaining purposes.
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Old Devices

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Disposal of Old Devices If the product is labelled with a struck-out waste bin, it is subject to the European Guideline 2002/96/EC. All electric and electronic devices must be disposed of separately from household waste at established bodies. With the proper disposal of old devices you avoid damage to the environment and your personal health.
  • Page 13: Introduction

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Introduction Firstly, many thanks for having chosen this high-end SilverCrest DS-1020T digital camera. Please check that delivery contents are complete using the list below. Package Contents Camera SilverCrest DS-1020T Rechargeable battery Emore NP40 Charger Scope DJ04V20500A with power cord...
  • Page 14: Controls And Buttons

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Controls and buttons This User manual has a fold-out cover. On the inside of the cover the camera is shown with the meanings of the controls and buttons. Figure of back On/Off button Indicator Picture stabilizer Shutter...
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Getting started The camera functions with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. On delivery, the battery is not charged. Please charge the battery before first use of the camera. Charging the Battery Insert the rechargeable battery in the charger Scope DJ04V20500A so that the contacts [+] and [-] correspond to the rechargeable battery and charging tray markings.
  • Page 16: Inserting The Battery

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Inserting the Battery When the battery is fully charged, insert it into the camera as below. Open the camera battery compartment by pushing the lock in the direction of the arrow mark. The cover will spring open through a spring mechanism.
  • Page 17: Inserting The Sd Card

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English To remove the rechargeable battery push the unlock button located inside the camera outwards. The rechargeable battery will protrude a little so that you can get a hold of it and remove it. If the rechargeable battery is empty, the message Replace battery will appear on the display [10] and a beep can be heard.
  • Page 18 English SilverCrest DS-1020T Insert the memory card with the contacts towards the front side of the camera into the card compartment and push it into the housing. The memory card clicks into place. Close the battery compartment cover by pressing down the cover flap onto the housing of the camera.
  • Page 19: Write-Protecting A Memory Card

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Write-Protecting a Memory Card SD memory cards feature a write-protection tab. When write protection is enabled (see the right figure below) you will only be able to view any existing pictures, but not delete or edit them. Also, it will not be possible to record any new pictures onto the memory card.
  • Page 20: Toggling Between Recording And Playback Mode

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Furthermore, the device powers itself off if the LCD screen has been switched off for longer than one minute. In this case, press the On/Off button [1] to switch the camera back on. The energy-saving function is not enabled when:...
  • Page 21: Recording Mode

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Recording Mode Capture mode Focus area Flash mode Exposure Compensation Macro mode Display the menu Drive Mode ISO setting Zoom bar White balance Remaining pictures Measure area Resolution Histogram Quality Battery status...
  • Page 22: Playback Mode

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Playback Mode Battery status Next recorded item Current file number / Start slide show total number of files Previous recorded item Histogram Voice Memo Picture information DPOF Display the menu File protection...
  • Page 23: Changing The Displayed Information

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Changing the Displayed Information Press the DISP button [9] to change the display mode of the LCD [10] as follows: In Recording mode: Standard display Full display Minimum display Grid on In Playback mode: Reduced icon display...
  • Page 24: Setting The Menu Language

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Setting the Menu Language Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode. Tap the button to open the Record menu. Tap the button to open the main menu.
  • Page 25: Setting Date And Time

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Setting Date and Time Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode. Tap the button to open the Record menu. Tap the button to open the main menu.
  • Page 26: Capturing Pictures

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Capturing Pictures Quick Guide Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode. Point the camera at the subject and check the composition of your picture on the display [10].
  • Page 27: Using The Zoom Function

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Using the Zoom Function Your camera features a combination of optical and digital zoom allowing you to zoom in on distant subjects or to zoom out for wide-angle shots. The optical zoom adjusts the camera lens mechanically. The digital zoom enlarges or reduces the picture via software control.
  • Page 28: Using The Flash

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Using the Flash The flash [11] doesn't only enhance the brightness under bad lighting conditions. You can also use it for backlight shots or when the subject is located in shadow. Open the Recording menu whilst in capture mode in order to select a flash setting.
  • Page 29: Histogram

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Depending on the chosen programme it is possible that not all the flash settings are available. The flash cannot be used for burst and movie recordings. Histogram The histogram shows the brightness distribution of the picture in recording mode (see page 19, item 15) and in playback mode (see page 20, item 3).
  • Page 30: Stabilizer

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Stabilizer The stabilizer helps you via smart electronics, a higher sensitivity and, if necessary, faster shutter speed to obtain non-shaky/blurred pictures. You can use the stabilizer if no tripod is available or when attempting to capture a subject in motion.
  • Page 31: Flash Mode

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English The Record menu consists of the following key functions: Scene mode (page 43) Flash mode Hot Key 1 (page 26) (page 71) Focus mode Hot Key 2 (page 40) (page 71) Drive Mode Hot Key 3 (page 41)
  • Page 32 English SilverCrest DS-1020T To open more options use the main menu. To do this, tap the button. When opening the main menu from the Record menu, it will contain multiple camera settings and the Setup menu (see the following figure). Tap on the camera settings icons or on the Setup menu to toggle between the menus.
  • Page 33: Resolution

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Resolution The resolution determines the picture quality. The corresponding icon from the table will be displayed on the LCD (see page 19 – item 7). The following settings are available: Icon Picture size Notes pixel 3648 x 2736...
  • Page 34: Quality

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Quality The Quality setting determines the compression ratio of the captured photo when saved onto the memory card. The higher the compression, the more pictures can be stored. The corresponding icon from the table will be displayed on the LCD (see page 19 – item 8). The following settings are...
  • Page 35: Metering

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Equivalent to ISO 400 Equivalent to ISO 800 1600 Equivalent to ISO 1600 3200 Equivalent to ISO 3200 (only available when the set resolution is 3 megapixel or less) Metering Your camera offers three metering modes to measure the environmental lighting conditions.
  • Page 36 English SilverCrest DS-1020T The following settings are available: Icon Description Automatic White balance is done automatically. This setting is recommended for generic photography. Daylight Adjusts the white balance for bright sunlight and normal daylight conditions. Cloudy Adjusts the white balance for cloudy days and twilight.
  • Page 37: Effect

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Effect You can already apply different effects to your images during recording. The following settings are available: Icon Description No effects will be added. Normal Converts your images to black and white Black and white pictures. Captured images will be saved in sepia tones Sepia (giving them a vintage look).
  • Page 38: Flash Intensity

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Manual By tapping on the focus area you can move it within the displayed rectangle. Touch Shot By tapping on the focus area you can move it within the displayed rectangle. When you stop touching the display, the automatic function is enabled and the picture will be captured.
  • Page 39 SilverCrest DS-1020T English The following settings are available: Option Description +2.0 EV +1.7 EV +1.3 EV Sensitive exposure setting. +1.0 EV Recommended for subjects in dark environments. +0.7 EV +0.3 EV 0 EV No exposure correction. -0.3 EV -0.7 EV Less sensitive exposure setting.
  • Page 40: Photo Frame

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Photo Frame This function offers you seven different frames that you can add to your pictures, if required. To use it, enable the function and return to Record mode. This function is not available for 3:2 and 16:9 HD resolutions.
  • Page 41: Saturation

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Saturation Here you can set the saturation. Use a high saturation to obtain vivid colours and a low saturation for natural colours. The following three options are available: Icon Description The picture will show vivid colours. High Normal setting.
  • Page 42: Date Stamp

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Date Stamp This feature allows you to insert a stamp with the current date and time on to the picture. The following options are available: Icon Description The date of the capture will be added to the Date images.
  • Page 43: Drive Mode

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Drive Mode The functions in the Drive Mode menu allow you to programme the self-timer or to enable the burst capture. The corresponding icon from the table will be displayed on the LCD (see page 19 – item 4). The following settings are...
  • Page 44: Flash

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Flash For more information on the different flash settings, see "Using the Flash" on page 26. AF Lamp The auto focus lamp (12) is located on the front of the camera. This lamp helps you to take sharp pictures even under dark lighting conditions. The auxiliary light allows the camera to focus the subject properly whenever the environmental light is not sufficient.
  • Page 45: Scene Modes

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Scene modes Scene modes give quick and easy access to preset shooting parameters for different photography conditions. Furthermore, here you can also access the video and voice recording features. How to use the scene modes: Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode.
  • Page 46 English SilverCrest DS-1020T See the description on page 45 Smile Capture Suitable for pictures of moving children. Children The subject will be accentuated while the background will be kept as a night Night Scene environment. For fireworks scenes. Fireworks Suitable for beach and snow captures.
  • Page 47: Smile Capture

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English To record video clips. Video To record voice (dictaphone). Voice REC To quit this process without saving the changes tap the button. Smile Capture This function allows the camera to focus a smiling face automatically. Proceed as follows: Press the shutter button [4] to enable the function.
  • Page 48: Recording Video Clips

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Recording Video Clips Quick Guide Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode. Tap the button to open the Record menu. Tap the icon for the current scene mode.
  • Page 49: Video Menu

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Video Menu In Video menu you can adjust settings specific to video clip recording. How to open the Video menu: Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode.
  • Page 50 English SilverCrest DS-1020T The Video menu consists of the following key functions: Scene mode (in this case Video mode) Movie Size Quality (page 50) (page 32) Frame Rate Focus mode (page 50) (page 40) White balance Effect (page 33) (page 35)
  • Page 51 SilverCrest DS-1020T English To open more options use the main menu. To do this, tap the button. When opening the main menu from the Video menu, it will contain multiple video settings and the Setup menu (see the following figure). Tap on the video settings icons or on the Setup menu to toggle between the menus.
  • Page 52: Movie Size

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Movie Size The movie size determines the size of the recording in pixels. As a general rule: The higher the resolution, the more storage space is required. The set frame rate (see page 50) will not change. The following settings are...
  • Page 53: White Balance

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English lower frame rate will appear a bit "jumpy" but will take-up half of the storage space. The following settings are available: Icon Description 15 frames per second for less storage space 30 frames per second for high quality (recommended)
  • Page 54: Voice Recording

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Voice Recording You can use your camera to record voice (dictaphone). Proceed as follows: Power the camera on by pressing the On/Off button [1]. The device is now in capture mode. Tap the button to open the Record menu.
  • Page 55: Playing Back Images And Video Clips

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Playing Back Images and Video Clips Quick Guide You can use the display [10] of your camera to view captured pictures and videos. Power the camera on in Playback mode by pressing the Playback button [8] toggle to Playback mode by pressing the Playback button [8].
  • Page 56: Playback Menu

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Playback Menu The Playback menu offers different ways to edit your recordings. How to open the Playback menu: Power the camera on in Playback mode by pressing the Playback button [8] toggle to Playback mode by pressing the Playback button [8].
  • Page 57 SilverCrest DS-1020T English To open more options use the main menu. To do this, tap the button. When opening the main menu from the Playback menu, it will contain multiple playback settings and the Setup menu (see the following figure). Tap on the playback settings icons or on the Setup menu to toggle between the menus.
  • Page 58: Saving Your Changes

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Saving Your Changes If you want to save your changes there are two possibilities. You can overwrite the existing image or save the edited image under a new name (the original picture will not be changed). Proceed as follows: Tap the button from the corresponding menu.
  • Page 59: Voice Memo

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Voice Memo After recording a picture you can attach a voice memo. To do this, tap the record icon and speak into the microphone [14]. Tap the button to stop the voice memo recording. You can record voice memos of up to 20 seconds.
  • Page 60: Delete

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Delete You can delete any undesired recordings or those that don’t match your expectations in order to make more space available on the memory card. The following options are available: Option Description Deletes the current recording. Voice If the recording contains an attached voice note you can delete it here.
  • Page 61: Z-Lighting

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Z-Lighting To brighten a picture a posteriori you can enhance its brightness in four levels. Use the + button to brighten the picture or use the – button to darken Add Memo With this option you can attach a graphical memo to a picture. Proceed as...
  • Page 62: Dpof

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Save Saves the edited image either as a new file or under the existing name Quit Exits the picture editing without saving any changes Press the Display toggle button [9] to hide the Select menu. Edit the picture with the selected tool.
  • Page 63 SilverCrest DS-1020T English Marks all recorded items for further editing. Tap the Yes button to confirm. In the next step you can set the number of copies and if you want a date stamp to be printed with the picture.
  • Page 64: My Drawings

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T My Drawings You can add a freehand drawing to an existing picture. To do this, use the following buttons. Icon Description Freehand drawing tool Stamp Changes the font size button into a collection of icons that you can insert...
  • Page 65: Photo Frame

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Press the Display toggle button [9] to hide the Select menu. Paint the picture with the selected tool. Press the Display toggle button [9] again to change the tools settings. You will return to the Select menu.
  • Page 66: Using The Thumbnail View

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Using the Thumbnail View The thumbnail view allows you to show 12 pictures at the same time on the display [10]. This feature helps you find a specific picture faster and to obtain a better overview of your recordings.
  • Page 67: Trimming Pictures

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Trimming Pictures This function allows you to enlarge a specific picture portion and trim it, if required. The maximum enlargement sometimes depends on the captured picture's resolution. To select a specific portion of an image and save it as a new image: Press the Zoom Tele button [5] while in Playback mode.
  • Page 68 English SilverCrest DS-1020T Tap the YES button to save the trimmed picture under a new name tap the NO button to disregard all changes and to not save the edited picture tap Overwrite to overwrite the original picture with the edited one.
  • Page 69: Advanced Settings

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Advanced settings Setup Menu The Setup menu offers basic options for customising the handling and functionality of your camera. This menu can be accessed from any of the main menus and can be recognised by a tool icon (see the figure).
  • Page 70: Memory Kit

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Memory Kit Format This function lets you delete all contents from your memory card and renew the file saving structure on your card (formatting). Select Yes to remove all the contents from the memory card or select No to go back to the Setup menu without applying any changes.
  • Page 71: Digital Zoom

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Digital Zoom Besides the 3x optical zoom, your camera features a 12x digital zoom. You can enable it here, if desired. Digital zoom is an electronic enlargement of a portion of the image and will cause a lower picture quality than the optical zoom.
  • Page 72: Lcd Brightness

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T LCD Brightness You can set the display [10] brightness in two levels: Option Description Bright Bright setting for use under strong sun illumination. Normal Standard brightness. Power-Saving Function When the camera is left powered on but not used, it will power off the LCD [10] automatically after the preset time.
  • Page 73: Hot Key

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Hot Key The Record menu (see page 29) contains three programmable buttons. You can assign any custom function to these buttons. Hotkeys Proceed as follows to program the hotkeys: Tap on the hotkey that you want to change.
  • Page 74: Startup Image

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Startup Image Select a startup image that appears when powering the camera on. The following options are available: Option Description No startup image will be shown. System Built-in start-up image of your camera Custom start-up image My Photo Tap this button to open an overview of all available pictures.
  • Page 75: Language

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Language You have already read about this feature in the Getting Started chapter. Please read page 22 – Setting the Menu Language.
  • Page 76: Connectors And Ports

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Connectors and Ports Viewing Recordings on a Television Screen Any pictures that you can view on the camera display [10] can also be played back on a regular TV set. For this, your television set must have an appropriate Video In connector.
  • Page 77: Copying Recordings To A Computer

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Starts or stops the video playback. Shutter [4] Starts or stops a slide show. Playback mode [8] Shows or hides the available function Display [10] buttons. If the picture is only displayed in black and white on the TV make sure that the TV system setting is correct for your TV (see page 70 –...
  • Page 78 English SilverCrest DS-1020T next available driver letter. The camera display will power off and the indicator [2] will light green while the connection is established. Open My Computer on your PC and double-click on the new “Removable disk” drive. All recorded files can be found in the folder “DCIM” on this disk drive.
  • Page 79: Using A Card Reader

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Using a Card Reader If your computer features a card reader supporting SD memory cards, you can read the memory card’s contents directly. Remove the memory card from the powered-off camera. Insert the memory card into the card reader of your computer (normally labelled SD/MMC).
  • Page 80: Installing The Software

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Installing the Software System Requirements ® Windows Vista™ or Windows Free USB port CD-ROM drive Supplied Software The supplied CD-ROM contains software for your camera. Insert the CD- ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The menu should appear automatically.
  • Page 81: Appendix

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Appendix Tips for Taking Better Pictures Camera technology is not solely responsible for producing good shots. Here you can find some tips for taking better pictures. Subject The subject is the main item of the picture, therefore you should pay special attention to the subject.
  • Page 82: Troubleshooting

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Troubleshooting Problem Reason Solution Unable to power the The rechargeable Remove the camera on. battery isn’t inserted rechargeable battery properly. and insert it respecting the correct polarity. The rechargeable Replace the battery battery is exhausted. or recharge it.
  • Page 83 SilverCrest DS-1020T English Problem Reason Solution The picture is distorted The camera has Hold the camera still. or blurred. moved during capture. The subject was Change your position located outside the relative to the focus range of the subject. Use the camera.
  • Page 84: Technical Specifications

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Technical Specifications Capture sensor 10 megapixels CCD Lens Optical zoom: 3x Focus range: f = 6.3mm -18.9mm Aperture: F = 3.1 -5.6 Range Normal mode: 40cm – infinity Macro mode: 10cm – 60cm (wide-angle only) Colour LCD Display...
  • Page 85: Product Label

    SilverCrest DS-1020T English Metering Multi-field, Multi and Spot metering Self timer 2s, 10s Flash Auto, Red-eye reduction, Auto flash with Face Tracking, Force on, Slow synchronisation, Always off Photographic effects Black and white, Negative, Sepia, Mosaic, Vivid colours, Red, Green, Blue...
  • Page 86: Details Of Guarantee

    English SilverCrest DS-1020T Details of Guarantee...
  • Page 87 SilverCrest DS-1020T English...
  • Page 88 Digital Still Camera model: SilverCrest DS-1020T is confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility (2004/108/EC) and the Council Directive relating to Low Voltage 2006/95/EC.

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