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    EX-Z1050 EX-Z1050 User’s Guide User’s Guide Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product. Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product. • Before using it, be sure to read the precautions • Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.

  • Page 2: Unpacking

    As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer. Digital Camera * The shape of the AC power cord plug varies according to country or geographic area.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS UNPACKING QUICK START BASICS First, charge the battery ..... . 9 Configuring Display Language, Date, and Time Settings ......11 Using a Memory Card .

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    SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT Holding the Camera Correctly ....59 Shooting a Snapshot......60 ■...

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    ADVANCED SETTINGS Changing the Focus Mode ....104 ■ Using Auto Focus ■ Using Macro Focus ■ Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus) ■ Using Infinity Focus ■...

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    EDITING IMAGES Resizing a Snapshot ..... . . 148 Cropping a Snapshot ..... . 149 Keystone Correction .

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    OTHER SETTINGS Configuring Camera Sound Settings ..178 Turning the Startup Screen On or Off ..179 Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule .

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    APPENDIX General Guide ......227 Monitor Screen Contents ....229 Menu Reference .

  • Page 9: Quick Start Basics

    QUICK START BASICS First, charge the battery ■ Using the Battery Charger to Charge Load the battery into the battery charger. Plug the battery charger into a household power outlet. [CHARGE] lamp lights red during charging. [CHARGE] lamp goes out when charging is complete. •...

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    ■ 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. QUICK START BASICS...

  • Page 11: Configuring Display Language, Date, And Time Settings

    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. • If you make a mistake when configuring the language, date, and time settings, you can change the settings (pages 181, 185).

  • Page 12

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the date format and then press [SET]. Example: December 19, 2007 To display the date like this: 07/12/19 19/12/07 12/19/07 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. To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press [BS].

  • Page 13: Using A Memory Card

    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.

  • Page 14

    ■ 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.

  • Page 15: Shooting A Snapshot

    Shooting a Snapshot Auto icon Operation Lamp Focus Frame Monitor Screen Press [ This enters the REC mode and displays “ on the monitor screen. Point the camera at the subject. While taking care to keep the camera still, half- press the shutter button.

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    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.

  • Page 17: Viewing Snapshots

    ■ Fully pressing the shutter button without waiting for Auto Focus Fully pressing the shutter button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record using Quick Shutter (page 111). Quick Shutter lets you capture exactly the moment you want. •...

  • Page 18: Shooting A Movie

    Shooting a Movie Movie Icon Remaining Recording Time 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]. “...

  • Page 19: Viewing A Movie

    Viewing a Movie The film-like frame that appears on the monitor screen indicates that this is an image from a movie. “ ” Movie icon [ ] [ ] Press [ Use [ ] and [ ] to select the movie you want to play.

  • Page 20: Deleting A File

    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 [...

  • Page 21: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Features ■ BEST SHOT for beautiful shots simply by selecting a sample image built into the camera Simply select the scene that is Example: Select for 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.

  • Page 22: Read This First

    ■ Powerful Print Features • DPOF feature for easy specification of date stamping and the number of copies (page 195) • Timestamp feature that stamps the date into the image data (page 125) • Support for PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT for easy at- home printing on a printer that supports one of these standards, without a computer (page 192) Read this first!

  • Page 23

    Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any misuse of this product that infringes on the copyrights of others or that violates copyright laws.

  • Page 24

    • EXILIM, Photo Loader, and Photo Transport are registered trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. • Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM was developed based on HOT ALBUM, which is copyrighted by HOTALBUMcom, Inc., and Photo Loader, which is copyrighted by CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.

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    CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden under copyright laws. • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or loss suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this product.

  • Page 26: Precautions During Use

    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.

  • Page 27: Display Panel

    Immediately perform the following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present. 1. Turn off the camera. 2. 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...

  • Page 28

    1. Turn off the camera. 2. Remove the battery from the camera. 3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. ■ Dropping and Rough Treatment •...

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    • 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. ■...

  • Page 30

    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.

  • Page 31: Battery Life

    • If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the precautions and proper handling instructions, and make sure that they handle battery correctly. • Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean tap water.

  • Page 32: Data Error Precautions

    ■ 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. – Removing the battery or memory card from the camera while the camera is performing an operation –...

  • Page 33: Power Supply

    ■ Condensation • Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called “condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera. Note that condensation can cause malfunction of the camera.

  • Page 34: Caring For Your Camera

    ■ 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.

  • Page 35: Getting Ready

    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. The battery is not fully charged when you use the camera for the first time after purchasing it.

  • Page 36

    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. GETTING READY...

  • Page 37: To Load The Battery

    IMPORTANT! • Use the special charger (BC-31L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-40). Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in unexpected accident. • Charging the battery while it is still warm immediately after removing it from the camera can result in only partial charging.

  • Page 38

    Load the battery into the camera. With the EXILIM logo on the battery facing upwards (in the direction of the monitor screen), hold the stopper in the direction indicated by the arrow as you slide the battery into the camera. Press the battery in until the stopper secures it in place.

  • Page 39

    ■ 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 Indicator Light Orange Color blue “ ” indicates that battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.

  • Page 40: Replacing The Battery

    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.

  • Page 41: Using The Camera In Another Country

    ■ 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.

  • Page 42: Turning Power On And Off

    Turning Power On and Off ■ Turning Power On To turn power on and enter the REC mode Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [ ] (REC). To turn power on and enter the PLAY mode Press [ ] (PLAY). Pressing a button causes the operation lamp to light green momentarily and turns on power.

  • Page 43

    ■ Turning Power Off Press [ON/OFF] (Power). NOTE • You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [ ] (REC) or [ also configure the camera to turn off when you press [ (REC) or [ ] (PLAY) (page 188).

  • Page 44

    ■ Battery Power Conservation Features This camera is equipped with a sleep function and auto power off function to conserve battery power. You can configure these settings in the REC mode as described below. Feature Description Name The monitor screen turns off (goes into a sleep state) if no operation is performed for a preset amount of Sleep...

  • Page 45: Using A Memory Card

    NOTE • When both sleep and Auto Power Off have the same time settings, Auto Power Off takes priority. • Sleep and Auto Power Off are disabled under the following conditions. – When there is a connection between the camera and computer or other device –...

  • Page 46: Supported Memory Cards

    Supported Memory Cards Your camera supports use of the following types of memory cards. SD Memory Card SDHC Memory Card MMC (MultiMediaCard) MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus) • For information about memory card capacity, see page 245. Memory Used for Storage Images recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card.

  • Page 47: Loading A Memory Card Into The Camera

    • 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! •...

  • Page 48: Replacing The Memory Card

    Load a memory card into the camera. Positioning the memory card so its back 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.

  • Page 49: Formatting A Memory Card

    • 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.

  • Page 50

    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.

  • Page 51: Using On-screen Menus

    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 232 for information about menu contents. Example Menu Screen Tabs Press [MENU] to display the menu screen.

  • Page 52: Configuring Monitor Screen Settings

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want. Apply the setting. • Pressing [SET] applies the selected setting and exits the menu screen. • Pressing [ ] instead of [SET] applies the selected setting and returns to the menu screen. You can then continue configuring other settings, if you want.

  • Page 53

    Panel Description setting Pressing [SET] in the REC mode while “On” is selected will cause the top icon of the Operation Panel to become highlighted (selected). You can then use the Operation panel to change settings. Since there are few icons superimposed on the displayed image, they do not interfere with recording.

  • Page 54

    Panel (Operation Panel) Image Size/Quality (pages 63, 65) Flash Mode (page 72) Focus Mode (page 104) Self-timer (page 76) Anti Shake (page 92) ISO sensitivity (page 118) White balance (page 116) EV shift (page 114) *2,*3 Date/Time (page 181) *1 Image quality cannot be changed using Panel (Operation Panel).

  • Page 55

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the icon of the setting you want to change. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting. • If you want to configure other settings, repeat steps 2 and After all the settings are the way you want, press [SET].

  • Page 56: Turning Display Information On And Off

    Display Description setting With this setting, the display image is the maximum possible size that Wide allows the entire image to be displayed horizontally. With some aspect ratios, the top and bottom of the image will be cut off. With this setting, 100% of the display image is always visible.

  • Page 57: If You Lose Your Way

    Display Information Description Setting Turns off display of all information. Hide IMPORTANT! • You cannot turn display information on or off while an audio snapshot record operation is standing by or in progress. • The following shows the display information options available during voice recording.

  • Page 58

    PLAY mode To return to the normal playback Current Screen screen Menu screen [MENU] or [ REC mode screen Press [ Press [ ]. You could also select Delete screen “Cancel” and then press [SET]. GETTING READY...

  • Page 59: Shooting A Snapshot

    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.

  • Page 60: Shooting A Snapshot

    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.

  • Page 61

    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 aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity also will be set automatically.

  • Page 62

    NOTE • The aperture value indicates the size of the opening that lets light into the camera. A larger aperture value indicates a smaller opening. The camera adjusts this setting automatically. • Shutter speed indicates the amount of time that light is allowed into the camera.

  • Page 63: Specifying Image Size

    Specifying 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 ×...

  • Page 64

    NOTE • You also can change the image size setting using the menu that appears when you press [MENU] (pages 51, 233). • The following information changes on the display during the image size selection operation. – Image size in megabytes (M) (3M, etc.) –...

  • Page 65: Specifying Image Quality

    Specifying Image Quality Your camera lets you select “Fine” (maximum image quality), “Normal”, or “Economy” (maximum memory economy) for the image quality setting. The initial setting is “Normal”. Select “Fine” if you want to give priority to image quality, or “Economy” to give priority to the number of images you can store in memory.

  • Page 66: Turning Off The Af Assist Lamp

    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. The AF assist lamp does not light when lighting is bright. The initial factory default setting is AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp AF assist lamp on.

  • Page 67: Snapshot Shooting Precautions

    Snapshot Shooting Precautions ■ Operation • Never open the battery cover while the operation lamp is flashing green. Doing so can result in incorrect storage of the image you just shot, damage to other images stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc. •...

  • Page 68: Auto Focus Restrictions

    Auto Focus Restrictions • Proper focus may not be possible when shooting the following types of subjects. – Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject – Strongly back lit subject – Very shiny subject – Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern –...

  • Page 69

    Slide the zoom controller to change the zoom factor. Slide the zoom To do this: controller in this direction: Enlarge the subject and narrow the range Reduce the size of the subject and broaden the range – For more information, see “Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point”...

  • Page 70

    ■ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point If you hold the zoom controller towards [ above procedure, the zoom operation will stop when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom controller and then holding it again towards [ switch to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.

  • Page 71

    • The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 63). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration point. • Though digital zoom generally causes a deterioration of image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration is possible with image sizes of “5M (2560 ×...

  • Page 72: Using Flash

    Using Flash Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to use. Flash Setting Description Auto Flash Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure (amount of light and brightness) conditions. • Initial factory default setting. Flash Off Flash does not fire.

  • Page 73

    NOTE • When operation panel setting is turned off (page 52), you can cycle through the flash modes by pressing [ ] IMPORTANT! • When using flash, take care Flash that the flash window is not blocked by your fingers or the camera strap.

  • Page 74

    ■ 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 Flashes orange while the flash is charging. “ ” indicates flash will fire. •...

  • Page 75: Using Flash Assist

    ■ 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.

  • Page 76: Using The Self-timer

    ■ 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 7 seconds. •...

  • Page 77

    In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the fourth option from the top (Self-timer). 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.

  • Page 78: Using Continuous Shutter

    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.

  • Page 79: Selecting The Continuous Shutter Mode

    Continuous Description Shutter Mode Zoom Cont. In this mode, you select an area on the (Zoom Continuous monitor screen with a selection Shutter) boundary. Then when you press the shutter button, the camera records the monitor screen image and the area enclosed in the selection boundary, digitally zoomed to twice its normal size.

  • Page 80: Recording With Zoom Continuous Shutter

    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].

  • Page 81: Continuous Shutter Precautions

    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 any of the following features.

  • Page 82: Adding Audio To A Snapshot

    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.

  • Page 83

    Playing Back Snapshot Audio Audio snapshots in the PLAY mode are indicated by the “ icon. Press [SET] while an audio snapshot is displayed to play back its audio. • For information about the playback operation, see page 136. IMPORTANT! •...

  • Page 84: Shooting A Movie

    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.

  • Page 85: Shooting A Movie

    Shooting a Movie Audio is also recorded while you shoot a movie. Audio is monaural. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the “ (Movie) scene and then press [SET]. This causes “...

  • Page 86: Movie Recording Precautions

    Movie Recording Precautions • You cannot use flash while shooting a movie. • The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie. – Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your fingers, etc. – Good results are not possible when the camera is too far away from what you are trying to record.

  • Page 87: Using Best Shot

    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 backlight scenes (which result in the main subject being too dark if set up improperly) come out looking great! ■...

  • Page 88

    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.

  • Page 89

    IMPORTANT! • Night Scene, Fireworks 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.

  • Page 90

    Displaying Detailed Information about a BEST SHOT Scene To find out more about a scene, select it with the red boundary on the scene selection screen and then slide the zoom controller towards [ ] or The following are the different operations you can perform while the scene description screen is on the display.

  • Page 91

    ■ 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”...

  • Page 92: Reducing The Effects Of Hand And Subject Movement

    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.

  • Page 93: Operation Panel

    ■ Turning on Anti Shake Using the Panel (Operation Panel) In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the fifth option from the top (Anti Shake). Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Auto” and then press [SET].

  • Page 94: Taking Bright Images Without Flash

    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”...

  • Page 95: Shooting Images Of Business Cards And Documents (business Shot)

    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.

  • Page 96

    ■ 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.

  • Page 97: Restoring An Old Photograph

    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. •...

  • Page 98

    NOTE • When the camera is at an angle to the photograph you are recording, the shape of the photograph may appear distorted in the recorded image. Auto keystone correction corrects for this distortion, which means that a photograph appears normal even if you record it at an angle. ■...

  • Page 99

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Trim” and then press [SET]. This displays a cropping boundary on the monitor screen. • To cancel the correction operation, select “Cancel”. Move the zoom controller left and right to zoom the cropping boundary.

  • Page 100: Recording Snapshots Into A Multi-image Layout (layout Shots)

    Recording Snapshots into a Multi- image Layout (Layout Shots) You can create a multi-snapshot image by recording snapshots into the frames that are arranged in a preset pattern. This lets you create album-like arrangements of related images in a single image. BEST SHOT scenes are available with three frames and two frames.

  • Page 101

    Press the shutter button again to record the next snapshot. • If you are shooting into a three-frame layout, press the shutter button a third time to record the third image. • Pressing [SET] during steps 4 or 5 of the above procedure will toggle between the layout screen (the one with the frames on it) and a screen that uses the entire display area to compose the image you are shooting.

  • Page 102: Auto Tracking A Moving Subject (auto Framing)

    Auto Tracking a Moving Subject (Auto Framing) With auto tracking, a boundary area follows a moving subject, making it easy to snap an image with the subject in the center. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select “Auto Framing”, and then press [SET].

  • Page 103

    IMPORTANT! • Only the part of the image within the cropping boundary will be recorded. • The image size for this operation is fixed automatically at 5M (2560 × 1920 pixels). • The following functions are disabled during Auto Framing. –...

  • Page 104: Advanced Settings

    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. Macro Used for close-up shooting.

  • Page 105: Using Auto Focus

    Perform the following steps to change the focus mode. In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the third option from the top (Focus). Use [ ] and [ ] to select the focus mode setting you want and then press [SET].

  • Page 106: Using Macro Focus

    When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest of the way to shoot. IMPORTANT! • During movie recording, the Auto Focus Mode is disabled and the camera switches to the Pan Focus Mode automatically. NOTE • You also can change the Focus setting using the menu that appears when you press [MENU] (pages 51, 232).

  • Page 107

    NOTE • When Macro Focus cannot focus properly because the subject is too far away, the camera will switch to the Auto Focus range automatically (Auto Macro). • Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Macro Focus, values will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to tell you the focus range.

  • Page 108

    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 [ ].

  • Page 109

    NOTE • When you select “ Multi” as the focus area, nine focus frames appear on the monitor screen. The camera will automatically determine the optimum focus frame(s), which will change to green on the monitor screen. Spot / Tracking Focus Frame IMPORTANT! •...

  • Page 110

    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. •...

  • Page 111

    Quick Shutter If you press the shutter button all the way without waiting for Auto Focus while Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera will record the image using a high-speed focus operation that is much faster than normal Auto Focus. This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you wait for the camera to Auto Focus.

  • Page 112: Using Fixed Focus (pan Focus)

    Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus) Pan Focus (PF) is available during movie recording only. Pan Focus fixes focus for a relatively wide focus range, which means you can shoot without waiting for the Auto Focus operation to finish. When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button all the way, without pausing.

  • Page 113

    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...

  • Page 114: Correcting Image Brightness (ev Shift)

    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 [SET].

  • Page 115

    After the EV value is the way you want, press [SET] to apply 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.

  • Page 116: Controlling White Balance

    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 [SET].

  • Page 117

    NOTE • You also can change the white balance setting using the menu that appears when you press [MENU] (pages 51, 233). • When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically determines the white point of the subject.

  • Page 118: Specifying Iso Sensitivity

    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. White sheet of paper The camera will adjust white balance settings for the current conditions, and display “Complete”...

  • Page 119

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. To shoot with this level of sensitivity: Automatically selected by camera. High NOTE • You also can change the ISO sensitivity setting using the menu that appears when you press [MENU] (pages 51, 233).

  • Page 120: Specifying The Metering Mode

    Specifying the Metering Mode The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Quality” tab, select “Metering” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].

  • Page 121: Reducing The Effects Of Underexposure

    IMPORTANT! • The metering mode will change to “Center Weighted” automatically if you change the EV shift value (page 114) to anything other than 0.0 while “Multi” is selected. The metering mode will change back to “Center Weighted” when the EV shift value is changed back to 0.0. •...

  • Page 122: Enhancing Human Skin Textures

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. When you want to do this: Suppress underexposure more than “Expand +1” Suppress underexposure Do not suppress underexposure • You can also correct the dynamic range of a photograph you have already shot (page 159).

  • Page 123: Using The Camera's Color Filter Effects

    Using the Camera’s Color 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].

  • Page 124: Controlling Color Saturation

    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].

  • Page 125: Date Stamping Snapshots

    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].

  • Page 126: Using The On-screen Histogram To Check Exposure

    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 Press [ ] (DISP) as many times as necessary to display the histogram (page 56).

  • Page 127

    A histogram towards the right side results when the overall image is light. A histogram that is too far to the right may result in “white out” of the light areas of an image, as shown in the nearby image. An overall well-balanced histogram results when the overall image is at optimal lightness.

  • Page 128: Other Useful Recording Functions

    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 •...

  • Page 129: Displaying An On-screen Grid

    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.

  • Page 130: Displaying The Image You Just Recorded (image Review)

    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”...

  • Page 131: Using Mode Memory To Configure Power On Default Settings

    IMPORTANT! • The icons listed below do not appear on the display while icon help is turned off. – Flash mode icon (page 72) – White balance icon (page 116) – Metering mode 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”...

  • Page 132

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. To do this: Save the current setting when the camera turned off, and restore it when the camera is turned back on Restore the optimum default when the camera is turned on Setting Select this...

  • Page 133: Resetting The Camera To Its Initial Factory Defaults

    *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.

  • Page 134

    IMPORTANT! • The following are not initialized when you reset the camera (page 234). – Home Time setup – World Time setup – Adjust – Date Style – Language – Video Out ADVANCED SETTINGS...

  • Page 135: Viewing Snapshots And Movies

    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 (page 231).

  • Page 136: Listening To The Audio Of An Audio Snapshot

    Note that if you copy an image from another type of digital camera, only a rough image may be shown on the monitor screen.

  • Page 137: Viewing A Movie

    Audio Playback Controls To do this: Do this: Fast forward or fast reverse Hold down [ ] or [ ]. playback Pause or restart playback Press [SET]. Press [ ] and then use [ ] Adjust volume and [ ]. Change on-screen indicators Press [ ] (DISP).

  • Page 138

    To switch to the REC mode Press [ Movie Playback Controls To do this: Fast forward or fast reverse playback. • Each press of either button increases the speed of the fast forward or fast reverse operation up to three steps. Return from fast forward/fast reverse to normal playback Pause or restart playback...

  • Page 139: Playing A Slideshow On The Camera

    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”...

  • Page 140

    Effect (Select Use [ ] and [ ] to select the effect you a special want. • Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Plays background effect.) music and applies an image change effect. – Selecting “Pattern 5” changes the “Images” setting to “ disables the “Interval”...

  • Page 141: Viewing Camera Images On A Tv

    “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”. Viewing Camera Images on a TV Use the procedure below to view snapshots and movies on a TV screen.

  • Page 142

    • When connecting the bundled AV cable to the camera’s USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully can result in poor communication or malfunction of the connected components.

  • Page 143

    NOTE • You can use the camera to connect to a DVD recorder or video deck and record images from the camera. There are various different methods you can use in order to connect to another device when recording images. The following describes one method for connection using the AV cable that comes with the camera.

  • Page 144: Zooming The Displayed Image

    IMPORTANT! • Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type of TV you plan to use. You may also need to configure the aspect ratio setting on your TV as well. Incorrect aspect ratio settings on the camera and/or the TV can result in abnormal image display.

  • Page 145: Using The 12-image Screen

    To zoom back out, slide the zoom controller towards • If display indicators are turned on, an indicator in the lower right corner of the monitor screen shows what part of the zoomed image is currently displayed. To return to image to normal size Press [MENU] or [BS].

  • Page 146: Using The Calendar Screen

    Using the Calendar Screen Use the following procedure to display a calendar, which shows the first image recorded on each date of a particular month. This screen helps to make searching for an image quicker and easier. In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller towards ) twice.

  • Page 147

    IMPORTANT! • Note following points about how certain editing functions of the camera affect the date with which the image is associated on the calendar screen. Performing this type of Will associate the resulting editing operation: image with this date: Keystone, Color Correction, Resize, The date that the editing...

  • Page 148: Editing Images

    EDITING IMAGES Resizing a Snapshot You can reduce 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 5M* 2560 ×...

  • Page 149: Cropping A Snapshot

    IMPORTANT! • You cannot resize a VGA (640 × 480 pixels) size image. • 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. The aspect ratio of the resulting image will be 4:3.

  • Page 150: Keystone Correction

    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. •...

  • Page 151: Using Color Restoration To Correct The Color Of An Old Photograph

    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 ×...

  • Page 152

    Move the zoom controller left and right to zoom the cropping boundary. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the selection boundary to the desired location and then press [SET]. The camera will correct color automatically and save the corrected image.

  • Page 153: Editing The Date And Time Of An Image

    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. In the PLAY mode, use [ ] and [ ] to display the image whose date and time you want to edit.

  • Page 154: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an Image Perform the following procedure to rotate the image (snapshot) currently on the monitor screen. This feature comes in handy with a snapshot that you shot using portrait (vertical) orientation. After rotating a snapshot, you can return it to its original orientation, if you want.

  • Page 155: Combining Multiple Snapshots Into A Single Image (layout Print)

    Combining Multiple Snapshots into a Single Image (Layout Print) You can use the following procedure to insert snapshots into the frames of a layout and produce a new image that contains multiple snapshots. • Layout pattern (Two • Layout pattern (Three Images) Images) In the PLAY Mode, use [ ] and [ ] to select...

  • Page 156

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the snapshot for the layout and then press [SET]. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all of the other frames in the layout. The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final snapshot into it.

  • Page 157: Adjusting White Balance Of A Recorded Image

    Adjusting White Balance of a Recorded Image You can use the white balance setting to select a light source type for a recorded image, which will affect the colors of the image. In the PLAY mode, use [ ] and [ ] to display the image whose white balance setting you want to change.

  • Page 158: Adjusting Image Brightness

    • Normally, the initially selected white balance setting on the above menu is the one that was used when you originally recorded the image. If you used the “Auto” or “Manual” white balance setting when you recorded the image, “Cancel” will be selected (page 116). •...

  • Page 159: Reducing The Effects Of Underexposure

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. To get tthis: Select this setting: Brighter –1 Darker –2 • To cancel the brightness adjustment operation, press [ ] or [MENU]. IMPORTANT! • Adjusting the brightness of an image creates a new image with the new brightness level.

  • Page 160: Editing A Movie On The Camera

    IMPORTANT! • Performing Dynamic Range correction on an image causes the new (corrected) version to be stored as a separate file. • When you display a corrected image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was corrected.

  • Page 161

    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. •...

  • Page 162

    Select the frame (point) where you want to cut the movie. Cut range (red) To do this: Fast forward or fast reverse playback Pause or unpause movie playback Scroll paused playback one frame forward or back • To cancel the cut operation, press [MENU]. This will return to the screen in step 3.

  • Page 163: Creating A Snapshot Of A Movie Frame (motion Print)

    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.

  • Page 164

    1-frame Snapshot This format creates a snapshot using the (VGA 640 × 480 selected movie frame only. pixels) In the PLAY mode, use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images and display the movie that contains the frame you want to use. Press [MENU].

  • Page 165: Using Audio

    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 “...

  • Page 166

    ■ 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, use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images and display the snapshot whose audio you want to re-record.

  • Page 167: Recording Audio Only (voice Recording)

    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 48 minutes of Voice Recording. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select “Voice Recording”...

  • Page 168

    NOTE • You can also play back Voice Recording data on your computer using Windows Media Player or QuickTime. • Your camera supports the following audio data formats. – Audio Data: WAVE/ADPCM (.WAV extension) – Approximate Audio File Size: 165 KB (30-second recording at 5.5KB per second) •...

  • Page 169: Managing Your Files

    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.

  • Page 170: Protecting A File Against Deletion

    NOTE • You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 229. • The total number of folders and files that is allowed depends on the image size and quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.

  • Page 171

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select “On” and then press [SET]. An image that is protected is indicated by the “ ” icon. Now you can repeat steps 3 and 4 to protect another image or exit this procedure by pressing [MENU].

  • Page 172: Using The Favorite Folder

    Using the FAVORITE Folder The FAVORITE folder is located in the camera’s built-in memory, and you can use it to store personal snapshots that you do not want displayed during normal PLAY mode operations. FAVORITE folder snapshots remain in camera memory, even if you change to a different memory card.

  • Page 173

    ■ 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.

  • Page 174: Copying Files

    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.

  • Page 175

    ■ 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].

  • Page 176: Deleting Files

    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.

  • Page 177: Deleting All Files

    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”. •...

  • Page 178: Other Settings

    OTHER SETTINGS Configuring Camera Sound Settings Your camera lets you configure the following sound settings. • Type of sound and volume for shutter release and other operations • Volume level for movie and Voice Recording playback ■ Selecting the Operation Sound Press [MENU].

  • Page 179: Turning The Startup Screen On Or Off

    ■ Setting the Playback Volume Level You can use this procedure to set the playback volume level for movies and audio snapshots, independent of the operation tone volume. Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “...

  • Page 180: Specifying The File Name Serial Number Generation Rule

    NOTE • The following are the types of images that you can select for the startup screen. – Special startup screen images built into the camera – Snapshots – Audio snapshots (Audio does not play.) • Only one startup screen image can be in effect at any time. To change the startup screen to another image, simply overwrite the current image with the new one.

  • Page 181: Changing The Camera Date And Time Setting

    To have the camera do this: Remember the numbers used for files. Files will be named using the next sequential number, even if files are deleted or if a blank memory card is loaded. • If a memory card is loaded that already has files stored on it and the largest sequential number in the existing file names is greater than the largest...

  • Page 182

    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].

  • Page 183

    ■ 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].

  • Page 184: Using World Time

    Using World Time You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in zone that is different from your Home City when you go on a trip, etc. World Time displays the current time in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.

  • Page 185: Changing The Display Language

    ■ Switching between the Home Time and World Time Screens Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “World” for the World Time screen, or “Home” for the Home Time screen.

  • Page 186: Changing The Brightness Of The Monitor Screen

    Changing the Brightness of the Monitor Screen You can use the following procedure to change the brightness of the monitor screen. Press [MENU]. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Screen”, and then press [ ] Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].

  • Page 187: Changing The Usb Port Protocol

    Changing the USB Port Protocol You can use the procedure below to change the USB communication protocol that is used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device. Select the protocol that suits the device to which you are connecting. Press [MENU].

  • Page 188: (rec) And

    ] (REC) and [ ] (PLAY) Button Settings You configure the camera so it does not turn on when you press the [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY) button, or to turn off when you press the [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY) button.

  • Page 189: Formatting Built-in Memory

    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. •...

  • Page 190: Printing

    PRINTING Types of Printing There are three different methods you can use for printing images. Professional Print Service (page 191) Printing at Printing on a Printer (page 191) Home Printing with a Computer Take the memory card that contains the images you want to print to a professional print service.

  • Page 191: Using 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.

  • Page 192

    ■ Printing on a Printer that Supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT You can connect the camera directly to a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT compliant printer and print images without going through a computer. • The camera also allows easy connection to a printer. Before connecting to a printer, be sure to perform the following procedure first.

  • Page 193

    • When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the plug fully can result in poor communication or malfunction of the connected components.

  • Page 194

    Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the print option you want. If you want to print a specific image: Select “1 Image” and then press [SET]. After that, use [ ] and [ ] to display the image you want to print. If you want to print multiple images: Select “DPOF Printing”...

  • Page 195: Using Dpof To Specify Images To Be Printed And The Number Of Copies

    Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and whether date stamping is turned on or off. The settings you configure are recorded on the memory card.

  • Page 196

    Use [ ] and [ ] to specify the number of copies. • You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies. Specify 0 if you do not want to print the image. If you want to include the date in the image, press [BS] to toggle date stamping on and off.

  • Page 197: Date Stamping

    Clear DPOF settings when you no longer need them! DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete. This means that if you perform another printing operation without clearing DPOF settings, printing will be performed in accordance with the last settings you configured. If you no longer need the currently configured DPOF settings, use the procedure under “Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images”...

  • Page 198: Supported Protocols

    Supported Protocols Your camera supports the protocols described below. ■ PictBridge Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) ■ USB DIRECT-PRINT Seiko Epson Corporation ■ PRINT Image Matching III Using image editing software and printing on a printer that also supports PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce exactly the type of image you...

  • Page 199: Using The Camera With A Computer

    USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER What you can do Connecting the camera to a computer provides you with the capabilities described below. You can use your computer to view camera images and for long-term storage of images. • With some versions of Windows you need View and to install the USB driver that comes store images*...

  • Page 200: Using The Camera With A Windows Computer

    The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and when using the bundled software are different for Windows and the Macintosh. • Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer” on page 200. •...

  • Page 201

    Windows Objective Install this software: Version DirectX 9.0c Windows 2000/98SE/98 Users of the above operating systems also need to install DirectX 9.0c if DirectX 9.0 or greater is not already installed on your Vista/XP/ system (page 210). • Windows Media Player is Play movies 2000/Me/ 98SE/98...

  • Page 202: Bundled Software

    ■ Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application. Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of the images being handled.

  • Page 203: Viewing And Storing Images On A Computer

    Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on your computer by connecting to the camera. • Depending on what version of Windows your computer is running, you may need to install the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM first.

  • Page 204

    Click “USB driver B” to select it and then click “Install”. Follow the instructions that appear on the dialog box and click “Next”. 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.

  • Page 205

    Making sure that the mark on the camera is aligned with the mark of the USB cable plug, connect the cable to the camera. USB Cable USB Port • When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it click securely into place.

  • Page 206

    IMPORTANT! • Never disconnect the USB cable without exiting the USB mode first. Doing so can corrupt image data. See “Disconnect the camera from the computer” on page 208 for the correct steps you need to perform to disconnect the camera from the computer safely.

  • Page 207

    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 224. NOTE • An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.

  • Page 208

    On the “My Document” “Edit” menu, select “Paste”. This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it contains) into your “My Documents” folder. You now have a copy of the files that are in camera memory on your computer.

  • Page 209: Transfer Of Images From The Camera And Management Of Images On The Computer

    Transfer of Images from the Camera and Management of Images on the Computer To manage images on your computer, you need to install the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM application from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera. Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM lets you import images from the camera to your computer automatically, to arrange images by recording date, and to display images in a calendar format.

  • Page 210

    Checking Your Computer’s DirectX Version In order to manage images using Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, your computer also needs to have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher installed. You can check the installed version of Microsoft DirectX using your PC’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool. On your computer, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools”...

  • Page 211: Playing Movies

    Playing Movies Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most computers, can be used for movie playback. To play back a movie, first copy the movie to your computer and then double- click the movie file. ■ Movie Playback Precautions •...

  • Page 212

    First, connect the camera to your computer. • See page 204 for information about connecting the camera to your computer. On your computer, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo Transport”. This starts up Photo Transport. USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER...

  • Page 213

    Drop the image data you want to transfer to the camera onto the Photo Transport Transfer button. Move your mouse pointer to the image file you want to transfer, and then hold down your mouse button. Keeping your mouse button depressed, drag the mouse pointer and the image file along with it to the Photo Transport Transfer button, and then release the mouse button.

  • Page 214

    First, connect the camera to your computer. • See page 204 for information about connecting the camera to your computer. On your computer, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Casio” and then “Photo Transport”. This starts up Photo Transport. Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.

  • Page 215: Viewing User Documentation (pdf Files)

    Follow the instructions that appear on the display to transfer a capture of the selected area to the camera. • The image transfer method and detailed image settings used depend on the Photo Transport settings. For details, see Photo Transport help (page 215). IMPORTANT! •...

  • Page 216: User Registration

    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.

  • Page 217: Viewing And Storing Images On A Macintosh

    Viewing and Storing Images on a Macintosh You can view and store images (snapshot and movie files) on your Macintosh by connecting to the camera. IMPORTANT! • Connection is not supported to a Macintosh running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X 10.0. Connection is supported to a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or OS X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4) only.

  • Page 218

    Making sure that the mark on the camera is aligned with the mark of the USB cable plug, connect the cable to the camera. USB Cable USB Port • When connecting the bundled USB cable to the camera’s USB/AV port, insert the plug into the port until you feel it click securely into place.

  • Page 219

    ■ Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh after the First Time Since you need to configure menu settings only the first time you connect the camera to your Macintosh, later connections are much simpler. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB cable that comes bundled with the camera to the camera and your Macintosh.

  • Page 220

    ■ 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. Double-click the camera’s drive icon.

  • Page 221: Transfer Of Images From The Camera And Management Of Images On Your Macintosh

    Transfer of Images from the Camera and Management of Images on Your Macintosh If you are running Mac OS X, you can manage snapshots using iPhoto, which comes bundled with your operating system. If you are running Mac OS 9, use commercially available software.

  • Page 222: Viewing User Documentation (pdf Files)

    Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”. • “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for 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...

  • Page 223: Reading Files Directly From A Memory Card

    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.

  • Page 224: Memory Card Data

    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.

  • Page 225: Supported Image Files

    *1 The BEST SHOT mode includes a sample scene that optimizes settings for auction site images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is named either “For eBay” or “Auction”. • Images recorded with the eBay scene are stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.

  • Page 226: Handling Precautions

    ■ 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.

  • Page 227: Appendix

    APPENDIX General Guide The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each part is explained. ■ Camera Front Zoom Controller (pages 68, 144, 145) Shutter (page 61) [ON/OFF] (Power) (page 42) Flash (page 72) AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp (pages 59, 76, 236) Microphone (pages 59, 83, 86) Lens...

  • Page 228

    Bottom Battery/Memory Card Slots (pages 35, 47) Tripod Hole Use this hole when attaching to a tripod. ■ Battery Charger Contacts [CHARGE] lamp AC jack APPENDIX...

  • Page 229: Monitor Screen Contents

    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.

  • Page 230

    ■ Movie Recording Mode Panel : On Panel : Off Recording Mode Remaining Movie Memory Capacity (page 246) Movie Image Quality (page 84) Focus Mode (page 104) White Balance Setting (page 116) Exposure Compensation (page 114) Battery Level Indicator (page 39) Histogram (page 126) APPENDIX...

  • Page 231

    ■ Snapshot Playback Mode blbk File Type (page 135) Recording Mode Protect Indicator (page 170) Battery Level Indicator Folder Name/File Name (page 39) (page 169) Histogram (page 126) Snapshot Image Quality Exposure Compensation (page 65) (page 114) Snapshot Image Size (page 63) ISO Sensitivity (page 118) Aperture Value (page 62)

  • Page 232: Menu Reference

    Menu Reference The tables in this section show the items that appears on the menus that appear on the monitor screen when you press [MENU]. The items included on the menus depend on whether the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode. •...

  • Page 233

    Quality Tab Menu Size 10M (3648 × 2736)* / 3:2 (3648 × 2432) / 16:9 (3648 × 2048) / 5M (2560 × 1920) / 3M (2048 × 1536) / 2M (1600 × 1200) / VGA (640 × 480) Quality Fine / Normal* / Economy (Snapshots) Quality HQ* / Normal / LP...

  • Page 234

    Set Up Tab Menu Panel On* / Off Display Wide* / 4:3 Screen Auto 2* / Auto 1 / +2 / +1 / 0 Sounds Startup* / Half Shutter / Shutter / Operation / Operation / Startup On (Selectable image) / Off* File No.

  • Page 235: Play Mode

    ■ PLAY Mode PLAY Tab Menu Slideshow Start* / Images / Time / Interval / Effect / Cancel Calendar – Layout Print – MOTION PRINT 9 frames* / 1 frame / Cancel Movie Editing Cut (Before) / Cut (Between) / Cut (After) / Cancel* Dynamic Range Expand +2 / Expand +1 / Off*...

  • Page 236: Indicator Lamps

    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 ■ REC Mode Operation Lamp Color Status Operational (Power on, recording enabled).

  • Page 237: Battery Charger Lamp Reference

    IMPORTANT! • Never remove the memory card from the camera while the operation lamp is flashing green. Doing so will cause the image you shot to be lost. ■ PLAY mode Operation Lamp Meaning Color Status Operational (Power on, recording enabled). One of the following operations is in progress: Delete, DPOF, protect, copy, format, resize, Green...

  • Page 238: Troubleshooting Guide

    Possible Causes and Action charged, it means the battery has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced. Purchase a separately available CASIO NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion battery. need, or use a different memory card. manual focus (page 112).

  • Page 239

    Problem The flash does not fire. 1) If “ ” (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to another mode (page 72). 2) If the battery is dead, charge it (page 35). 3) If a BEST SHOT scene that uses the “ flash mode (page 72) or select a different BEST SHOT scene (page 87).

  • Page 240

    Images are not displayed. This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a memory card using another digital camera. I can’t edit images (Layout Note that you cannot edit the following types of imagess.

  • Page 241

    If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service center.

  • Page 242: If You Have Problems Installing The Usb Driver

    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. This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the camera when it is connected.

  • Page 243: Display Messages

    This message appears and the camera turns off whenever lens performs some unexpected operation. If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service center. Load paper! The printer ran out of paper while printing. Memory Full Memory is full with images you recorded and/ or of files saved by editing operations.

  • Page 244

    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 card is The LOCK switch of the SD memory card or locked.

  • Page 245: Specifications

    Specifications ■ Main Specifications Product Type ..Digital Camera Model ... . EX-Z1050 ■ Camera Functions Image Files Format ....Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2);...

  • Page 246

    Approximate Approximate Image Size Image Built-in Memory Image File (Pixels) Quality (15.4MB) Size Capacity Fine 1.26 MB 12 images (1600 × Normal 790 KB 19 images 1200) Economy 470 KB 33 images Fine 330 KB 47 images (640 × 480) Normal 190 KB 82 images 1282 images...

  • Page 247

    * The number of image values is approximate and are provided for reference only. The actual number of images you may be able to record may be less than that indicated on the monitor screen. * Image files sizes are approximate and are provided for reference only.

  • Page 248

    Exposure Control ..Light Metering: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by Exposure: Program AE Exposure Compensation: –2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps) Shutter ....CCD electronic shutter; mechanical shutter Snapshot mode (Auto): 1/2 to 1/1000 second...

  • Page 249: Power Requirements

    Timekeeping Functions . . .Built-in quartz digital clock Date and Time: Recorded with image data, Time stamp Auto Calendar: To 2049 World Time: City; Date; Time; Summer time; 162 cities in 32 time zones Input/Output Terminals . . .USB/AV connector USB .

  • Page 250

    *1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard) • Temperature: 23 ° ° C (73 • Monitor Screen: On • Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.

  • Page 251

    ■ Battery Charger (BC-31L) Power Requirement ..100 to 240V AC, 80mA, 50/60Hz Output ....4.2V DC, 600 mA Charging Temperature..5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) Chargeable Battery type .

  • Page 252

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