Digital Camera EX-Z1000 User’s Guide Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product. • Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide. • Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference. • For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM Website at http://www.exilim.com/.
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer. Rechargeable Lithium Ion Digital Camera Battery (NP-40) CD-ROM • Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera.
CONTENTS UNPACKING QUICK START BASICS First, charge the battery ..... 10 Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings ......12 Using a Memory Card .
SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT Holding the Camera Correctly ....62 Shooting a Snapshot......63 Changing the Image Size Specifying Image Quality Turning Off the AF Assist Lamp...
ADVANCED SETTINGS Changing the Focus Mode ....109 Using Auto Focus Using Macro Focus Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus) Using Infinity Focus Using Manual Focus Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) .
EDITING IMAGES Resizing a Snapshot ..... . . 153 Cropping a Snapshot ..... . 154 Keystone Correction .
OTHER SETTINGS Configuring Camera Sound Settings ..184 Turning the Startup Screen On or Off ..186 Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule .
APPENDIX General Guide ......238 Monitor Screen Contents ....240 Menu Reference .
QUICK START BASICS First, charge the battery Loading the Battery into the Camera Open the battery cover. While pressing lightly on the cover, slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow to open. Load the battery into the camera. Close the battery cover.
Using the USB Cradle to Charge • Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera. Plug the USB cradle into a household power outlet. Inlet Type AC adaptor Plug-in Type AC adaptor Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings [ON/OFF] (Power) [BS] The settings on this page are required the first time you turn on the camera after purchasing it. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera. This will cause the lens to extend. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the language you want and then press [SET].
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the date format and then press [SET]. Example: December 19, 2006 To display the date like this: Select this option: 06/12/19 YY/MM/DD 19/12/06 DD/MM/YY 12/19/06 MM/DD/YY Set the date and the time. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want (year, month, day, hour, minute) and then use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting.
Using a Memory Card Loading a Memory Card into the Camera When a memory card is loaded, the camera stores images you shoot on the card. NOTE • Though the camera has built-in memory, using a memory card provides additional capacity you can use to store more images, high-quality and large-size images, and longer movies.
Formatting a Memory Card Before you can use a memory card with your camera, you must format it. IMPORTANT! • Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again.
Shooting a Snapshot Auto icon ] (REC) Operation Lamp -0.3EV 15:37 Focus Frame Monitor Screen Press [ ] to turn on the camera. This enters the REC mode and displays “ on the monitor screen. Point the camera at the subject. Shutter Button While taking care to keep the camera still, half- press the shutter button.
Snapshot Image Size and Image Quality Your camera lets you select from among various image size and quality settings. Note that image size and quality settings affect how many images can be stored in memory. • You can change the image size and quality settings as required to shoot a smaller or lower-resolution image for attachment to an e-mail message, for publishing on a website, etc.
Viewing Snapshots ] (PLAY) [ ][ ] Press [ ] to enter the PLAY mode. If there are multiple images in memory, use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through them. To return to the REC mode Press [ (page 139) QUICK START BASICS...
Shooting a Movie Movie Icon Remaining Recording Time ] (REC) Recording Time Movie Recording Screen Press [ ] to enter the REC mode. Press [BS] (BEST SHOT). Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the “ (Movie) scene and then press [SET].
Deleting a File You can use the following procedure to delete files you have transferred to your computer’s hard disk, images you have printed, or files you simply no longer need. This frees up memory for recording more images. ] (PLAY) [ ][ ] [ ] ( Press [...
INTRODUCTION Features BEST SHOT for beautiful shots simply by selecting a sample image built into the camera Simply select the scene that is similar to what you want to shoot (Night Scene Portrait, Flower, etc.), for instant camera setups. A dedicated [BS] button gives you direct access to the BEST SHOT library of sample scenes.
High-quality (Motion JPEG) movie recording (page 89) • MOTION PRINT for printing of a movie scene as a single image (page 166) Powerful Print Features • DPOF feature for easy specification of date stamping and the number of copies (page 200) •...
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Precautions during Use Take test shots before shooting the final shot. • Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is recording correctly. Avoid Use While In Motion • Never use the camera to record or play back images while operating an automobile or other vehicle, or while walking.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are using battery power, remove the battery from the camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn injury. 3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. INTRODUCTION...
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are using battery power, remove the battery from the camera. 3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. Dropping and Rough Treatment •...
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock, burn injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. Locations To Be Avoided •...
Doing so can damage the battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life. • This battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera only. Use with any other device creates the risk of the battery damage, or deterioration of battery performance and service life.
– Never try to modify the AC adaptor or subject it to bending. – Do not twist or pull on the power cord. – Should the power cord or plug ever become damaged, contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. INTRODUCTION...
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock. • Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Make sure you observe the following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
Leaving low or dead batteries in the camera can lead to battery leakage and data corruption. Data Error Precautions • Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
Operating Environment • The operating temperature range of the camera is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F). • Do not place the camera in any of the following locations. – In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture or dust –...
Caring for your camera • Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the lens surface can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid touching the lens surface. To clean the lens surface, use a blower to blow off dust or foreign matter and then wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
GETTING READY Charging the Battery Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40). IMPORTANT! • Use of any type of battery other than NP-40 is not supported. To load the battery Open the battery cover. While pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Close the battery cover. Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide it securely into place as you press it against the camera. The battery is not fully charged when you use the camera for the first time after purchasing it. Use the following procedure to charge it.
Make sure the camera is turned off. If the camera is on, be sure to press [ON/OFF] to turn it off before placing it onto the USB cradle. With the camera positioned so the monitor screen is facing towards you as shown in the illustration, place it onto the USB cradle.
If an error still continues to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center. IMPORTANT! • Use only the bundled USB cradle or the separately available special charger unit (BC-30L) to charge the special rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40).
Checking Remaining Battery Power As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates remaining power as shown below. Remaining High Power Battery Indicator Light Indicator Orange blue Color “ ” indicates that battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Replacing the Battery Open the battery cover. With the camera oriented with its monitor screen facing upwards as shown in the illustration, slide the stopper in the direction indicated by the arrow and hold it there. • This will cause the battery to come out part way. While still holding the stopper, pull the battery out the rest of the way.
Storage Precautions • Though a rechargeable lithium ion battery provides high capacity in a compact configuration, long-term storage while charged can cause it to deteriorate. – If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use up its charge before storing it.
IMPORTANT! • Pressing [ON/OFF] or [ ] (REC) to turn on power also causes the lens to extend. Take care there is nothing pressing against or hitting the lens. Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk of malfunction.
Turning On Power for the First Time The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring screen text language, date, and time settings. Use the procedure under “Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings” (page 12) to configure the settings correctly.
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the sleep or Auto Power Off trigger time and then press [SET]. Selecting “Off” for the sleep setting disables the sleep feature. NOTE • Auto Power Off and sleep are disabled under the following conditions.
Supported Memory Cards Your camera supports use of SD memory cards or MMCs (MultiMediaCard). Memory Used for Storage Images recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card is loaded, images are saved in built-in memory.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or even lost. Make sure that you always back up important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, MO disk, hard disk, etc.). Loading a Memory Card into the Camera IMPORTANT! •...
Load a memory card into the camera. Positioning the memory card so its front is facing upwards (towards the monitor screen side of the camera), slide it into the card slot all the way in until you hear it click securely into place.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. • Never remove a card from the camera while the operation lamp is flashing green.
Load the memory card you want to format into the camera. Turn on the camera and press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Format” and then press [SET] to start formatting.
Using On-screen Menus The following are menu operations you will need to use to configure camera settings. Take a few moments to become familiar with them. • See “Menu Reference” on page 243 for information about menu contents. Example Menu Screen •...
The following is the procedure for menu operations in the REC mode. In the REC mode, press [DISP]. This will display the display menu screen. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want. •...
Panel (Operation Panel) Image Size/Quality (page 67) Flash Mode (page 76) Focus Mode (page 109) Self-timer (page 81) Anti Shake (page 98) ISO sensitivity (page 123) White balance (page 120) EV shift (page 118) Date/Time (page 187) *1 Image quality cannot be changed using Panel (Operation Panel).
IMPORTANT! • Panel (Operation Panel) is not displayed while Voice Recording or Zoom Continuous Shutter is being used. Normal PLAY Mode Screen Layout The PLAY mode screen layout settings let you select how display images are shown on the monitor screen. Layout Type Description With this setting, 100% of the display image...
Layout Type Description With this setting, the display image is the maximum possible size that allows the entire image to be displayed horizontally. With some aspect ratios, the top and bottom of the image will be cut off. Wide Turning Display Information On and Off (Info.) With “Info.”...
REC Mode (Layout: Panel (Operation Panel)) REC Mode (Layout: Normal) Show +Histogram Show +Histogram Hide Hide GETTING READY...
PLAY mode Show Hide Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness (Brightness) +Histogram You can use the “Brightness” setting to adjust the brightness of the monitor screen. This setting is the same in the REC mode and PLAY mode. Brightness Setting Auto Description With this setting, the camera detects available light levels and automatically adjusts the brightness of the monitor screen accordingly.
Brightness Description Setting Normal monitor screen brightness for indoor use, etc. Low monitor screen brightness for nighttime use, –1 indoor use under dark conditions, etc. Adjusting Monitor Screen Image Quality (Type) You can use the “Type” setting to adjust the quality of the monitor screen image.
Quality Setting Description This setting provides a brighter screen image when shooting under dark conditions, and comes in handy when recording at night Night with a tripod. Note, however, that this setting can cause movement of objects on the monitor screen image to become rough. Consumes slightly less power than the other Power Saving settings, and extends battery life.
PLAY mode To return to the normal playback Current Screen screen Menu screen [MENU] or [ Display Menu screen [DISP] or [ REC mode screen Press [ Press [ ]. You could also select Delete screen “Cancel” and then press [SET]. Using the Camera on a Trip Extra Batteries Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-40) is...
SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT Holding the Camera Correctly Holding the camera with one hand can result in accidental hand movement. Hold the camera securely with both hands when shooting snapshots. • To protect against accidentally dropping the camera, attach the wrist strap and make sure it is around your fingers or wrist while you are operating the camera.
NOTE • Good-looking images are impossible if you move the camera when you press the shutter button or while the Auto Focus operation is being performed. Holding the camera correctly, carefully press the shutter button and take care that you do not move the camera as the shutter releases.
Focus the image. While the focus frame is aligned with the subject, half-press the shutter button. Auto Focus will focus the image automatically, and the focus frame and operation lamp will turn green. The shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity also will be set automatically.
If the image does not focus... If the focus frame stays red and the operation lamp is flashing, it means that the image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Point the camera at the subject and try to focus again.
Monitor Screen Indicators The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status. Remaining Shots Metering Image Size and Quality Digital zoom indicator Flash Mode Continuous Shutter Mode Focus Mode Self-timer Mode Anti Shake Indicator ISO Sensitivity White Balance Setting ISO Sensitivity...
Changing the Image Size A digital camera image is a collection of small dots (pixels). The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as horizontal pixels × vertical pixels. The initial factory default image size setting is 10M (3648 × 2736 pixels).
• Selecting 3:2 (3648 × 2432 pixels) records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the standard aspect ratio (3:2) of print paper. • VGA (640 × 480 pixels) is the optimum size when attaching images to e-mail. •...
NOTE • The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting a finely detailed image of nature that includes dense tree branches or leaves, or an image of a complex pattern. Turning Off the AF Assist Lamp The AF assist lamp emits light that helps the camera focus when you half-press the shutter button under dark lighting conditions.
In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Assist Light” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Off” and then press [SET]. When you want to turn on the AF assist lamp, select “On” here.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots • The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting. • Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
Shooting with Zoom Your camera provides you with 3X optical zoom (which changes the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (which digitally process the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 12 - 45X. IMPORTANT! •...
NOTE • Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture. • Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against hand movement when using the telephoto setting (zoom in). • Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital zoom only is available while shooting a movie. Make sure you select the optical zoom setting you want to use before you press the shutter button to start shooting your movie.
Undeteriorated Image Quality Deteriorated Image Quality Range 3X to 17.1X Optical/Digital Switch Point Image Deterioration Point Image starts to deteriorate from here. (Point factor depends on image size.) • The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 67). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration point.
Using Instant Zoom Instant Zoom lets you jump to digital zoom telephoto with the press of a button. Specifying the Instant Zoom Setting In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Instant Zoom” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT! • Performing an Instant Zoom operation after zooming an image with digital zoom will cancel the previous digital zoom operation. • Instant Zoom is not supported while “Timestamp” (page 128) is turned on. Using Flash Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to use.
Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto) Wide Angle : 0.1 m to 3.6 m (0.3' to 11.8') Telephoto : 0.4 m to 1.9 m (1.3' to 6.2') • The flash range changes in accordance with optical zoom. In the REC mode, press [ ] ( [ ] ( Use [ ] and [ ] to select the flash setting you want and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT! • When using flash, take Flash care that the flash window is not blocked by your fingers or the camera strap. • When the ISO sensitivity setting is “Auto” (page 123), sensitivity is high and there is increased digital noise when flash is used.
Checking the Flash Mode The current flash mode is indicated on the monitor screen and by the operation lamp when you half-press the shutter button. Operation Lamp Flashing Orange :Flash is charging. Lit or Flashing Green*:Flash charging is complete. Monitor Screen “...
Using Flash Assist The subject in an image will look too dark if flash intensity is not enough to reach a subject that is too far away. When this happens, you can use flash assist to supplement the brightness of the subject so it appears as if flash illumination was sufficient. Flash assist not used Flash assist used Flash assist is turned on as the initial factory default setting.
Flash Precautions • The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too close. • Flash charging time depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient temperature, etc.) With a fully charged battery, it takes anywhere from a few seconds to 8 seconds. •...
In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Self-timer” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the self-timer type and then press [SET]. This causes an indicator identifying the selected self- timer type to appear on the monitor screen.
NOTE • The indicator “1sec” appears on the monitor screen between Triple Self-timer shots. How long it takes for the camera to get ready to shoot again after it shoots an image depends on the image size and quality settings, whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash charge condition.
Selecting the Continuous Shutter Mode In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Continuous” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the mode you want and then press [SET]. This enables the continuous shutter mode you selected and displays its icon on the monitor screen.
Recording with Zoom Continuous Shutter Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the selection boundary around the image of the subject on the left side of the monitor screen until it is located at the part you want to enlarge, and then press [SET].
Continuous Shutter Precautions • Starting a continuous shutter operation causes the exposure and focus settings to be fixed at the levels for the first image. The same settings are applied to all subsequent images. • Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with the following BEST SHOT scenes: Business Cards and Documents, Whiteboard, etc., Old Photo, ID Photo, Pastel, Illustration, Cross, Movie.
Adding Audio to a Snapshot You can add an audio recording to snapshots, if you want. Use this feature to add a verbal explanation or a description of the mood to a snapshot, or to capture the sounds of the people in the snapshot.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio recording. Recording will stop automatically after about 30 seconds if you do not press the shutter button. • To turn off the audio snapshot feature, select “Off” in step 3 of the procedure under “Turning on Audio Snapshot”. Playing Back Snapshot Audio Audio snapshots in the PLAY mode are indicated by the “...
SHOOTING A MOVIE Movie Image Quality Before shooting a movie, you should specify a movie image quality setting. Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HQ) setting will result in better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
Movie File Formats Movies are recorded in Motion JPEG standard AVI format. Movies you shoot with your camera can be played back on a computer using the following software. – Windows Media Player – Macintosh QuickTime In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Quality”...
Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you press the shutter button. Movie Recording Precautions • You cannot use flash while shooting a movie. • The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie.
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction. The band will not be recorded in a snapshot, but will be recorded in the case of a movie. •...
USING BEST SHOT With BEST SHOT, you simply select the sample scene that is like the one you are trying to shoot, and the camera sets up automatically. Even difficult backlit scenes (which result in the main subject being too dark if set up improperly) come out looking great! Some Sample Scenes •...
Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the boundary to select the scene you want to select. • Pressing [ ] or [ ] while the red boundary is at the edge of the screen will scroll to the next screen of BEST SHOT scenes.
IMPORTANT! • Night Scene, Fireworks These scenes use slow shutter speeds. Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital noise in the image, the camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction process on slow shutter images. Because of this, such images take longer to store after you press the shutter button.
Displaying Detailed Information about a BEST SHOT Scene Though the name of each BEST SHOT scene is displayed as you move the selection boundary around the 15-scene selection screen, there may be times when you need more information about a scene’s setup.
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Scenes You can use the procedure below to save the setups of snapshots that you shot as BEST SHOT scenes. After that, you can recall a setup whenever you want to use it. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select “BEST SHOT”...
Deleting a BEST SHOT User Scene Perform the following steps when you want to delete a BEST SHOT user scene. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Slide the zoom controller towards [ ] to display its explanation screen. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the BEST SHOT user scene you want to delete.
Turning on Anti Shake Using the Menu In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Anti Shake” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Auto” and then press [SET]. • This turns on Anti Shake and displays “ monitor screen.
Taking Bright Images without Flash The BEST SHOT “High Sensitivity” scene makes it possible for you to take natural looking images without using the flash, even when lighting is low Normal Snapshot (With flash) Snapshot with High Sensitivity In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the “High Sensitivity”...
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents (Business Shot) Shooting a business card, document, whiteboard, or similarly shaped object from an angle can cause the subject to appear misshaped in the resulting image. The BEST SHOT Business Shot scenes correct the shape of rectangular objects so they appear natural.
Shooting an Image Using a Business Shot Scene After selecting either of the BEST SHOT Business Shot scenes, compose the image and press the shutter button to shoot. This displays a screen that shows all of the rectangular shapes in the image that qualify as candidates for keystone correction.
IMPORTANT! • Make sure the entire object you are trying to shoot (correct) is enclosed within the monitor screen. The camera will not be able to detect the shape of the object correctly unless it is enclosed entirely within the monitor screen. •...
Shooting an Image Using the ID Photo Scene On the monitor screen, compose the image by positioning the subject within the on-screen frame and then press the shutter button to shoot an initial temporary image. • The initial temporary image is not saved in memory. The final image is saved in memory when you perform step 3, below.
When everything is the way you want, press [SET]. This saves the image in memory. IMPORTANT! • An ID photo is always saved as 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels), regardless of the camera’s current image size setting. Printing an ID Photo Printing an ID photo image will print the same image in various sizes on a single sheet of paper.
Restoring an Old Photograph With Old Photo, you can record the image of an old, faded photograph and then use the camera’s built-in advanced digital camera technology to restore it. Before Recording with Old Photo • Make sure the entire photograph you are trying to record is enclosed within the monitor screen.
Recording an Image with Old Photo Press the shutter button to shoot the image. • This displays a photograph contour confirmation screen and then saves the original recorded image. An error message will appear (page 256), without displaying the photograph contour confirmation screen, if the camera is unable to find the contour of the photograph.
Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the cropping boundary to the location you want and then press [SET]. The camera will correct color automatically and save the corrected image. • If you do not want a border around the image, configure the cropping boundary so it is slightly inside of the boundary of the displayed image.
ADVANCED SETTINGS Changing the Focus Mode Your camera provides you with the five focus modes described below. The initial factory default focus mode is Auto Focus. Focus Mode Description Auto Automatic focus when the shutter button is half-pressed. Focus During movie recording, the Auto Focus Mode is disabled and the camera switches to the Pan Focus Mode automatically.
Perform the following steps to change the focus mode. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Focus” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the focus mode setting you want and then press [SET].
Using Auto Focus Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with the subject you want to focus and then half- press the shutter button. This camera will perform the focus operation. You can tell if the image is in focus by checking the operation lamp and the focus frame color.
Using Macro Focus Half-press the shutter button to focus the image. The focus operation is the same as that for Auto Focus. When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest of the way to shoot. IMPORTANT! • Use of the flash along with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which can produce unwanted lens shadows in your image.
Auto Focus and Macro Focus Shooting Tips Changing the Auto Focus Area Use the following procedure to change the metering area used for Auto Focus (AF). In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area” and then press [ ].
Using Focus Lock “Focus lock” is the name of a technique you can use when you want to shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in the center of the screen. •...
Quick Shutter When Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera immediately shoots the image without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed when you press the shutter release all the way down. This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
Using Infinity Focus As its name suggests, Infinity Focus fixes focus at infinity ( Use this mode when shooting scenery and other faraway subjects. Infinity Focus also comes in handy when shooting from a car or train window, or when shooting scenery or other subjects that are difficult to focus properly with Auto Focus.
Use [ ] and [ ] to focus the image, as you view the results on the monitor screen. At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in focusing. For this: Press this button: Closer focus...
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it. This feature helps to achieve better results when shooting a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or a subject that is against a dark background. Exposure Compensation Value: –2.0EV to +2.0EV Unit: 1/3EV In the REC mode, press [MENU].
After the EV value is the way you want, press [SET] to apply it. The exposure compensation value you set remains in effect until you change it. IMPORTANT! • When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
Controlling White Balance Shooting on a cloudy day can give your subject a blue cast, while shooting under white fluorescent lighting can give your subject a green cast. White balance corrects for different types of lighting so the colors in your images always look natural. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
NOTE • You can also use the Panel (Operation Panel) (page 53) to change the white balance setting. • When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible.
Under the lighting conditions you plan to use when shooting, point the camera at a blank white piece of paper so it fills the entire monitor screen and then press the shutter button. The camera will adjust white balance settings for the current conditions, and display “Complete”...
Specifying ISO Sensitivity ISO sensitivity is a value that expresses sensitivity to light. A larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is better for shooting when available lighting is dim. If you want to use faster shutter speeds, you should use a higher ISO sensitivity value. Under certain conditions, a fast shutter speed in combination with a high ISO sensitivity setting can cause digital noise, which makes an image appear rough.
IMPORTANT! • Using flash with high ISO sensitivity can cause problems with subjects that close to the camera. • “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for movies, regardless of the current ISO sensitivity setting. • You can use the key customization feature to configure the [ ] and [ ] buttons so they control the ISO sensitivity setting (page 132).
Center Weighted Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus area to measure light. Use this metering method when you want to exert some control over exposure, without leaving settings totally up to the camera. Spot Spot metering takes readings at a very small area.
Using the Camera’s Filter Effects The camera’s filter feature lets you add color tints to your images as you shoot them. The color effect look just like what you would get by installing a color filter on the lens of the camera. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Controlling Color Saturation Use the following procedure to adjust the saturation of colors in your images. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Quality” tab, select “Saturation” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Date Stamping Snapshots You can have the snapshot’s recording date only, or date and time stamped in the lower right corner of the image. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Timestamp” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure The on-screen histogram that provides a graphic representation of the current exposure of the image. You can also display the histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the exposure levels of images. Histogram Select either the REC mode or the PLAY mode.
How to Use the Histogram A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) to bring out sufficient image detail.
A centered histogram indicates that there is good distribution of light pixels and dark pixels. This type of histogram results when the overall image is at optimal lightness, as shown in the nearby image. IMPORTANT! • Note that the above histograms are shown for illustrative purposes only.
Other Useful Recording Functions The following functions are also available in the REC mode to help make your digital image more efficient and enjoyable. • Assign functions to the [ ] and [ ] keys • Display an on-screen grid for easy image composition •...
In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the function you want to assign and then press [SET]. After you assign a function, you can control its setting using the [ ] and [ ] keys.
Displaying the Image You Just Recorded (Image Review) When you purchase your camera, it is initially configured with the Image Review feature turned on. Image Review displays the image you just recorded so you can check it. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC”...
IMPORTANT! • The icons listed below do not appear on the display while icon help is turned off. – Focus mode icon (page 109) – White balance icon (page 120) Using Mode Memory to Configure Power On Default Settings You can configure the camera so it saves certain settings in “mode memory”...
In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Memory” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the item you want to configure and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
*1 “On” restores the selected BEST SHOT scene when the camera is turned back on. “Off” exits BEST SHOT when the camera is turned off. *2 Optical zoom position only. IMPORTANT! • Turning the camera off while mode memory for the BEST SHOT mode is on will restore the settings of the BEST SHOT scene what was selected when you last turned off the camera.
IMPORTANT! • The following are not initialized when you reset the camera (page 245). – Home Time setup – World Time setup – Adjust – Date Style – Language – Video Out ADVANCED SETTINGS...
VIEWING SNAPSHOTS AND MOVIES Viewing a Snapshot Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen. Press [ ] to enter the PLAY mode. • This will display one of the snapshots in memory, along with some information about the settings used to shoot it. File Type Folder/File Names Image Size...
Audio Playback Controls The following are the different operations you can perform while audio is playing. To do this: Do this: Fast forward or fast reverse Hold down [ ] or [ ]. playback Pause or restart playback Press [SET]. Adjust volume Press [ ] or [ ].
Press [SET] to start playback. • The monitor screen will return to the selection screen in step 1 after the end of the movie is reached. To switch to the REC mode Press [ Movie Playback Controls To do this: Fast forward or fast reverse playback.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera The slideshow feature lets you play the files stored in memory in sequence, automatically. You can configure the slideshow so it plays the files the way you want. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY”...
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the effect you Effect (Select want. a special • Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4: Applies preset effects in effect.) sequence. • Random: Applies preset effects (Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4) in random sequence. •...
“Time” setting. • In image copied from a computer or an image recorded with a different type of digital camera may remain on the screen longer than the time specified by “Interval”. Playing a Slideshow on the USB Cradle...
Press the USB cradle’s [PHOTO] button to start the slideshow. The slideshow is performed in accordance with the settings you configured with the procedure on page 143. The camera will turn off automatically after the time you specified with the “Time” setting elapses. •...
Viewing Camera Images on a TV Use the procedure below to view snapshots and movies on a TV screen. • You need to use the USB cradle and the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect to a TV. Connect the USB cradle to a TV.
To turn off the camera You can turn off the camera by doing either of the following. • Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button. • Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button. IMPORTANT! • When connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s [ ] (REC) and [ buttons for “Power On”...
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video output system. You can also specify an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9. For this type of TV: Standard aspect ratio screen NTSC TV (Japan, U.S., and other countries) Wide aspect ratio screen NTSC TV...
Zooming the Displayed Image Perform the following procedure to zoom the image currently on the monitor screen up to eight times its normal size. In the PLAY mode, and use [ ] and [ ] to display the snapshot you want to zoom. Slide the zoom controller towards Each press of this button...
Using the 12-image Screen You can use the procedure below to display a screen that shows 12 images. Slide the zoom Selection Boundary controller towards This displays the 12-image screen with a selection boundary around the last image that was on the monitor screen.
Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the selection boundary to the date whose image you want to view and then press [SET]. This will display the first image recorded on that date. NOTE • The year and month on the calendar is displayed using the same format as you selected for the “Date Style”...
EDITING IMAGES Resizing a Snapshot You can change the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot. The original snapshot is also retained. You can resize a snapshot to any one of the following sizes. Image Size (Pixels) Print Size 2560 ×...
IMPORTANT! • Note that you cannot resize the following types of snapshots. – VGA (640 × 480 pixels) and smaller snapshots – Snapshots created using MOTION PRINT – Snapshots recorded with another camera • Resizing a snapshot shot with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 3:2 will cause the left and right sides of the image to be cut off.
Use the zoom controller to zoom, and [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move around the zoomed image to display the part you want to extract. Press [SET] to extract the displayed part and save it as a separate file. •...
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the candidate you want to correct. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Correct” and then press [SET]. • Select “Cancel” to exit the procedure without performing keystone correction. IMPORTANT! • If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size, the new (corrected) version will be the same size as the original one.
Color of an Old Photograph Color restoration let you correct the old color of a photograph shot with a digital camera. This function is useful for correcting existing old photographs, posters, etc. • Performing color restoration on an image causes a new (restored) 2M (1600 ×...
IMPORTANT! • If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600 × 1200 pixels) size, the new (restored) version will be the same size as the original one. • Note that you cannot correct the following types of images. – Movie images and the voice recording file icon –...
Editing the Date and Time of an Image Use the procedure in this section to change the date and time of a previously recorded image. This capability comes in handy when the current date and time are wrong due to the following reasons.
IMPORTANT! • You cannot change the date of the following types of files. – Movies, Voice recordings – Images created with MOTION PRINT • The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp feature cannot be edited (page 128). •...
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press [MENU]. IMPORTANT! • You cannot rotate the image of a protected snapshot. To rotate a protected snapshot, first remove its protection (page 175). • You may not be able to rotate the image of a snapshot recorded with another camera.
IMPORTANT! • When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained. Once you perform an editing operation, you will not be able to undo it. • A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited. •...
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “ Point Cut) or “ Cut” (From-Point Cut) and then press [SET]. • To cancel movie editing, select “Cancel” and then press [SET]. This will return to the paused movie playback screen. Use the following operations to select the frame (point) from...
In response to the confirmation message that appears, use [ ] and [ ] to select “Yes” and then press [SET]. • To cancel movie editing, select “No” instead of “Yes” and then press [SET]. This will return to the paused movie playback screen.
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “ (Point-To-Point Cut) and then press [SET]. • To cancel movie editing, select “Cancel” and then press [SET]. This will return to the paused movie playback screen. Use the following operations to select the frames (points) between which you want to cut the movie...
When the frame where you want the second (To) cut point to be is displayed, press [ ]. In response to the confirmation message that appears, use [ ] and [ ] to select “Yes” and then press [SET]. • To cancel movie editing, select “No” instead of “Yes” and then press [SET].
This format creates a snapshot using the 1-frame Snapshot selected movie frame only. (VGA 640 × 480 pixels) In the PLAY mode, display the movie that contains the frame you want to use. Press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “MOTION PRINT”, and then press [ ].
USING AUDIO Adding Audio to a Snapshot The dubbing feature of your camera lets you add audio to a snapshot after you shoot it. A snapshot that includes audio (regardless of whether the audio was recorded on the spot or added later) is indicated by the “...
Re-recording Snapshot Audio IMPORTANT! • Note that you cannot restore the original audio once you delete or re-record the audio of a snapshot. In the PLAY mode, display the snapshot whose audio you want to re-record. Press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing” and then press [ ].
IMPORTANT! • Take care that you do not Microphone block the camera’s microphone with your fingers while recording. • Good recording results are not possible when the camera is too far away from what you are trying to record. • You may not be able to record audio if remaining memory capacity is too low.
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording) Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie. Using built-in memory only, you get up to about 24 minutes of Voice Recording. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select “Voice Recording”...
Press the shutter button again to stop audio recording and return to the screen in step 3. • Recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full. • If you press [ON/OFF] (Power) or play [ the battery goes dead during recording will stop the recording operation and save anything you have recorded up to that point.
Playing Back Voice Recording Data Enter the PLAY mode, and then use [ ] and [ ] to display the Voice Recording file you want to play. “ ” is displayed in place of an image for a Voice Recording file. Press [SET] to start playback.
MANAGING YOUR FILES Files and Folders Your camera treats each snapshot, movie, and Voice Recording, as a separate file. You can delete, protect, and copy files as required. Files are grouped in folders that are created automatically by the camera. Files and folders have their own unique names, which are assigned automatically by the camera.
Protecting a File Against Deletion You can protect an important file to ensure that it cannot be deleted accidentally. IMPORTANT! • Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format operation (pages 15, 49, 194). Protecting a Specific File In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
Protecting All Files in Memory In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “All Files : On” and then press [SET]. This protects all files currently in memory. Press [MENU].
Copying a File to the FAVORITE Folder In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Save” and then press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the snapshot you want to copy to the FAVORITE folder.
Viewing Snapshots in the FAVORITE Folder In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Show” and then press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through the snapshots in the FAVORITE folder.
Copying Files Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card, or from a memory card to built-in memory. This makes it possible, for example, to perform the following steps and copy a file from your memory card to another person’s memory card.
Copying a Single File from a Memory Card to Built-in Memory With this procedure, files must be copied one-by-one. Load the memory card that contains the file you want to copy into the camera. Turn on the camera, enter the PLAY mode and then press [MENU].
DELETING FILES You can delete files you no longer need, or after you transfer them to your computer’s hard disk or print them. This frees up memory for new files. You can delete one specific file, or you can delete all files currently in memory.
Deleting All Files In the PLAY mode, press [ ] ( Use [ ] and [ ] to select “All Files Delete” and then press [SET]. In response to the confirmation message that appears, use [ ] and [ ] to select “Yes”. •...
Now you can repeat steps 5 and 6 to delete another FAVORITE folder snapshot, or you can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU] twice. Deleting All FAVORITE Folder Snapshots In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites” and then press [ ].
OTHER SETTINGS Configuring Camera Sound Settings Your camera lets you configure the following sound settings. • Type of sound for shutter release and other operations • Volume level for shutter release and other operation sounds • Volume level for movie and Voice Recording playback Selecting the Operation Sound Press [MENU].
Setting the Operation Tone Volume Level Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “ Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the playback volume setting you want and then press [SET]. •...
Turning the Startup Screen On or Off You can configure the camera to display a startup screen of an image you recorded, whenever you turn it on. • The startup screen is not displayed when you turn on the camera by pressing [ ] (PLAY).
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs generation of the serial number used in file names (page 174). Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.” and then press [ ].
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Home” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “City” and then press [ ]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the area where your Home City is located and then press [SET].
Changing the Date Format You can select from among three different formats for the date. Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “City” and then press [ ]. • To configure the summer time setting, select “DST” and then select either “On” or “Off”. • Summer time is used in some areas to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
Changing the Display Language You can use the following procedure to select one of 10 languages for on-screen messages. Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Language” and then press [ ]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. When you want to connect to this type of device: Computer or a printer that supports USB DIRECT-PRINT (page 197) With this setting, the computer sees the camera as an external storage device.
Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. To configure both keys to do Select this setting: this when pressed: Turn on the camera Power On Turn on or turn off the camera Power On/Off Do not turn on the camera Disable...
Formatting Built-in Memory Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it. IMPORTANT! • Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need any of the data in built-in memory before you format it. •...
PRINTING Types of Printing There are three different methods you can use for printing images. Professional Print Service (page 196) Printing on a Printer (page 197) Printing at Home Printing with a Computer Take the memory card that contains the images you want to print to a professional print service.
Printing Precautions • See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about print quality and paper settings. • Contact the manufacturer of your printer to find out if it supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT, for new printer versions, etc. •...
Using Your Printer to Print Images If your printer is either of the types described below, you can use it to print without going through a computer. – Printer equipped with an SD memory card slot – Printer that support PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT Printing on a Printer with an SD Memory Card Slot Remove the SD memory card from the camera and insert it...
Connect the USB cable that comes bundled with the camera to the USB cradle and your printer’s USB port. USB Cable (Bundled) USB Port Connector A • Also, connect the AC adaptor to the cradle and plug the adaptor into an electrical outlet. •...
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Paper Size” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select a paper size and then press [SET]. • The following are the available paper sizes. 3.5" × 5", 5" × 7", 4" × 6", A4, 8.5" × 11", By Printer •...
Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Print” and then press [SET]. Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please wait...” will appear on the monitor screen. The message will disappear after a short while, even though printing is still being performed.
Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Select Images” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through the images until the one you want to print is on the monitor screen.
Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images In the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. On the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “All images” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the number of copies.
IMPORTANT! • Some printers may ignore time stamp settings or may not support DPOF at all. Check the user documentation that comes with your printer for details. Date Stamping You can use any one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the printout of an image.
• Specify date stamping with Photohands (Windows only) – See the Photohands User’s Guide for details. The Photohands User’s Guide is provided as a PDF file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with your camera. • Request date stamping when ordering prints from a professional print service –...
Exif Print Printing on a printer that also supports Exif Print (Exif 2.2) uses information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc. PRINTING...
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER What you can do Connecting the camera to a computer with the bundled USB cable provides you with the capabilities described below. You can use your computer to view camera images and for long-term storage of images. •...
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer Install the required software in accordance with what version of Windows you are running and what you want to do. Windows Objective Install this software: Version • Viewing XP/2000/ – images on (USB driver not required.) a computer •...
Windows Objective Install this software: Version Adobe Reader 6.0 XP/2000/ (Not required if already Me/98SE installed.) – • If your computer does not View the have Adobe Reader or User’s Guide Adobe Acrobat Reader installed already, go to the Adobe Systems Incorporated website to download and install Acrobat Reader 5.0.5.
DirectX 9.0c HD: 65MB for installation (18MB on hard disk) Adobe Reader 6.0 : Pentium Memory : 32MB : 60MB Other : Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher IMPORTANT! • For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application, see the “Read me” files on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera.
Installing the USB Driver (Windows 98SE and 98 Only) Do not try to establish a connection between the camera and computer before installing the USB driver on the computer. If you do, the computer will not be able to recognize the camera.
When the final screen is reached, click “Finish”. • Depending on the version of Windows that your computer is running, a message may appear telling you to restart your computer. If your computer displays such a message, restart. To exit the installer, click [Exit] to close the CD-ROM menu and then remove the CD-ROM from your computer.
Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN 5.3V] connector of the USB cradle and then plug it in to a household power outlet. • Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera. •...
Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it on and then press [MENU]. • Do not place the camera on the USB cradle yet. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Mass Storage” and then press [SET].
Camera-Computer Connection Pressing the cradle’s [USB] button puts it into the USB mode, which is indicated by the USB lamp lighting green. In this mode, your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a removable disk.
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer after the First Time Since you need to install the USB driver and configure menu settings only the first time you connect the camera to your computer, later connections are much simpler. Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it off and then place the camera on the USB cradle.
Double-click the file that contains the image you want to view. This displays the image. • For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 235. NOTE • An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”. Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Double- click “My Documents” to open it. • If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “My Documents”, the next step will overwrite it. If you want to keep the existing “DCIM”...
Removing the Camera from the USB Cradle Windows XP/98SE/98 Users Press the USB cradle [USB] button. After making sure that the cradle’s USB lamp is not lit, remove the camera from the cradle. Windows 2000/Me Users Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the camera.
Click the Photo Loader “Read me” file and read its contents. • “Read me” files contain important information about installation, including installation conditions and computer system requirements. Click “Install” for Photo Loader. Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to install Photo Loader. •...
On your computer, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools” and then “System Information”. On the “Tools” menu, select “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”. On the “System” tab, check to make sure that the “DirectX Version” is 9.0 or higher. Click “Exit” to exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
Installing Photohands Start up your computer and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive. • Use the CD-ROM that has “Photohands” on its label. • Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CD-ROM on your computer and then double-click the “MENU.exe”...
Viewing User Documentation (PDF) Files Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive. • Use the CD-ROM that has “User’s Guide Included” on its label. • Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically.
User Registration You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to be able to connect to the Internet with your computer. Click the “Register” button. • This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
System Requirements NOTE System requirements are different for each of the applications. • Printing is not supported with Photo Loader 1.1. Use Be sure to check the requirements for the particular application commercial software for printing on a Macintosh. you are trying to use. Note that the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
IMPORTANT! • For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application, see the “readme” files on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera. • The software on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera does not support operation under Mac OS X. Viewing and Storing Images on a Macintosh You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on...
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer the First Time Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN 5.3V] connector of the USB cradle and then plug it in to a household power outlet. • Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera.
Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn it on and then press [MENU]. • Do not place the camera on the USB cradle yet. On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Mass Storage” and then press [SET].
Camera-Macintosh Connection Pressing the cradle’s [USB] button puts it into the USB mode, which is indicated by the USB lamp lighting green. In this mode, your Macintosh recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive.
Viewing Camera Images on Your Macintosh After connecting the camera to your Macintosh, you can view camera images on your Macintosh screen. • For information about connecting to a Macintosh, see “Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh after the First Time”...
Saving an Image on Your Macintosh In order to work on an image to put it into an album, you must first save it to your Macintosh. To save a camera image to your Macintosh, you must first establish a connection between them via the camera’s USB cradle.
Removing the Camera from the USB C On your Macintosh screen, drag the camera drive to Trash. Press the USB cradle [USB] button. After making sure that the cradle’s USB lamp is not lit, remove the camera from the cradle. Managing Images on Your Macintosh radle If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using...
Open the folder named “Installer” and then open the file named “readme”. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to install Photo Loader. IMPORTANT! • See the “readme” file that comes with Photo Loader for information about what you need to do to be able to use existing libraries after updating, re-installing Photo Loader, or moving Photo Loader to another computer.
• Use the CD-ROM that has “Photo Loader” on its label. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then open the “English” folder. Open “PhotoLoader_english”. Registering as a User Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register: http://world.casio.com/qv/register/ USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER...
Reading Files Directly from a Memory Card The method you should use to read files from a memory card depends on the type of computer you have. Some typical examples are shown below. After you connect, use the same procedures as those that you use when the camera is connected to your computer via the USB cradle.
DCF is a system that defines both image file formats and the structure of the folders that store data. This makes it possible for a digital camera, printer, or other DCF-compliant device to display or print image data from another DCF device.
Folder and File Contents • DCIM Folder Folder that contains all of the camera files • Recording Folder Folder that contains files recorded with the camera • Image File File of an image shot with the camera. Extension is “JPG”. •...
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions • When saving camera data to a computer hard disk, MO disk, or other medium, be sure to transfer the entire DCIM folder and its contents. Changing the name of the DCIM to a date or something similar after you copy it to your computer is a good way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders.
APPENDIX General Guide The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each part is explained. Camera Front Shutter (page 64) [ON/OFF] (Power) (page 42) Flash (page 76) AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp (pages 62, 69, 81, 248) Lens Microphone (pages 91, 170) Back bkbl [DISP] Button (page 52)
Bottom Battery/Memory Card Slots (pages 36, 47) Cradle Contact (page 38) Tripod Hole Use this hole when attaching to a tripod. Speaker (page 140) USB Cradle Front Back Camera Contact (page 38) USB Lamp (pages 213, 227, 251) [USB] Button (pages 200, 213, 227) [PHOTO] Button (pages 146, 147)
Monitor Screen Contents The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed of the camera’s status. • The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
Movie Recording Mode Normal Panel (Operation Panel) Focus Mode (page 109) White Balance Setting (page 120) Recording Mode Remaining Movie Memory Capacity (page 90) Movie Image Quality (page 89) Exposure Compensation (page 118) Battery Level Indicator (page 40) Histogram (page 129) APPENDIX...
Icon Help Icon Help provides you instant access to information about the icons that appear on the monitor screen in the REC mode. You can turn off icon help if you want (page 134). • Icon Help text is displayed for the following functions. Flash Mode, Metering, White Balance, Self-timer, EV Shift •...
On* / Off Quick Shutter On / Off* Audio Snap On / Off* Grid On* / Off Review On* / Off Icon Help BEST SHOT: On / Off* Memory Flash: On* / Off Focus: On / Off* White Balance: On / Off* ISO: On / Off* AF Area: On* / Off Metering: On / Off*...
Display Menu Reference The tables in this section show the items that appears on the menus that appear on the monitor screen when you press [DISP]. Most of these items are for configuring monitor screen settings. The items included on the menus depend on whether the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode.
Indicator Lamps The camera has lamps: an Operation Lamp and an AF assist/ self-timer Lamp. These lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational status of the camera. Operation Lamp AF assist/self-timer Lamp * There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes four times per second.
Assist/ Operation Lamp Self-timer Lamp Green Amber Pattern Cannot charge flash. Memory card problem / Memory Pattern card is unformatted. / BEST SHOT setup cannot be registered. Memory card is locked / Cannot create folder. / Memory is full. / Write error Pattern Low battery alert Pattern...
PLAY mode Assist/ Operation Lamp Self-timer Lamp Green Amber Pattern Pattern Operation Lamp Meaning Green Operational (Power on, recording enabled) Pattern One of the following operations is in progress: Delete, DPOF, protect, copy, format, resize, trimming, adding audio to snapshot, keystone correction, color correction, MOTION PRINT, movie editing,...
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE] lamp and a USB lamp. These lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational status of the cradle and camera. [CHARGE] lamp USB Lamp [CHARGE] Lamp USB Lamp Color Status...
Troubleshooting Guide Find the Problem and Fixing It Problem Power does not turn 1) The battery is not oriented correctly. 2) The battery is dead. Camera suddenly 1) Auto Power Off activated (page 44). powers down. 2) The battery is dead. Image is not 1) Camera is in the PLAY mode.
Problem Possible Causes The subject is out of The image is not focused properly. focus in the recorded image. The flash does not (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode. fire. 2) The battery is dead. 3) A BEST SHOT scene that selects the flash mode is selected.
Problem Digital zoom 1) The digital zoom setting is turned off. (including Instant 2) Date stamping is turned on. Zoom) does not work. The zoom bar indicates zoom only up to a zoom factor of 3.0. There is a vertical Shooting a very brightly lit subject can cause a vertical line on the monitor band to appear in the monitor screen image.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service center. Action APPENDIX...
If you have problems installing the USB driver... You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running Windows 98SE/98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM, or if you have another type of driver installed.
Take action to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power again. SYSTEM ERROR Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or an authorized CASIO service center. The LOCK switch of the SD memory card The card is loaded in the camera is in the locked position.
• Movies Maximum Approximate Image Approximate Recording Built-in Memory Size Data Rate Time Per (8.0MB) (Pixels) (Frame Rate) File Capacity Until 10.2 6 seconds 640 × 480 memory Megabits/ full second (25 frames/ second) Normal Until 6.1 Megabits/ 10 seconds 640 ×...
Delete....1 file; all files (with memory protection feature) Effective Pixels ..10.1 million Imaging Element ..1/1.8 square pixel primary color CCD (Total pixels: 10.37 million) Lens/Focal Distance .
Built-in Flash ...Flash Modes: Auto, Off, On, Soft Flash, Red-eye reduction Approximate Flash Range: Flash Range: Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.1 to 3.6 meters (0.3' to 11.8') Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 1.9 meters (1.3' to 6.2') •...
Power Supply Power Requirements..Lithium ion rechargeable battery (NP-40) × 1 Approximate Battery Life All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount of time under normal temperature (23°C (73°F)) before the camera turns off. These values are not guaranteed. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Power Consumption ..3.7 V DC; Approximately 3.6 W Dimensions ... .92.0 (W) × 58.4 (H) × 22.4 (D) mm (3.6"(W) × 2.3"(H) × 0.9"(D)) (Excluding projections; 19.9 mm (0.8") at thinnest point) Weight .
Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type) (AD-C52G) Input Power ... .100 to 240 V AC 50/60Hz 83 mA Output Power ...5.3 V DC 650 mA Dimensions .
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