Casio Exilim EX-Z1080 User Manual

Casio Exilim EX-Z1080 User Manual

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EX-Z1080
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.
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product, visit the official EXILIM
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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    Digital Camera EX-Z1080 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/...
  • 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 .
  • Page 4 SHOOTING A SNAPSHOT Holding the Camera Correctly ....59 Shooting a Snapshot......60 ■...
  • Page 5 ADVANCED SETTINGS Changing the Focus Mode ....115 ■ Using Auto Focus ■ Using Macro Focus ■ Using Fixed Focus (Pan Focus) ■ Using Infinity Focus ■...
  • Page 6 EDITING IMAGES Resizing a Snapshot ..... . . 160 Cropping a Snapshot ..... . 161 Keystone Correction .
  • Page 7 OTHER SETTINGS Configuring Camera Sound Settings ..190 Turning the Startup Screen On or Off ..192 Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule .
  • Page 8 APPENDIX General Guide ......242 Monitor Screen Contents ....244 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. •...
  • Page 10 ■ 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. Front (EXILIM logo) Battery contacts EXILIM logo Front Close the battery cover.
  • 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 194, 198).
  • 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.
  • Page 16 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 122). 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 [ Press [BS] (BEST SHOT). Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select the “ ] (REC) (Movie) scene and then press [SET]. “...
  • Page 19 Movie Image Quality Your camera lets you select from among six image quality settings (UHQ, UHQ Wide, HQ, HQ Wide, Normal, LP) for movies. To get the most out of the imaging capabilities of your camera, use a quality setting of “HQ” (High Quality) or “HQ Wide”...
  • Page 20: 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 21: 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 [ Press [ ] ( Use [ ] and [ ] to select the snapshot or...
  • Page 22: 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 23: Read This First

    ■ Powerful Print Features • DPOF feature for easy specification of date stamping and the number of copies (page 208) • Timestamp feature that stamps the date into the image data (page 135) • 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 204) Read this first!
  • Page 24 Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any use of this product that infringes on the copyrights of others or that violates copyright laws.
  • Page 25 • 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. All copyrights and other rights revert to original copyright holders. • All other company or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 26 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 27: 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 28: 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 29 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 •...
  • Page 30 • 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 31 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37 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 38: 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 39 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 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 Indicator Light Orange Color blue “ ” indicates that battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
  • Page 41: 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. Stopper While still holding the stopper, pull the battery out the rest of the way.
  • Page 42: 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 43: 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 44 ■ 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 201).
  • Page 45 ■ 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 46: 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 47: 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 260. Memory Used for Storage Images recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card.
  • Page 48: Loading A Memory Card Into The Camera

    Loading a Memory Card into the Camera IMPORTANT! • Make sure you always turn off the camera before loading or removing a memory card. • Be sure to orient the card correctly when loading it. Never try to force a memory card into the slot when you feel resistance.
  • Page 49: Replacing The 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 247 for information about menu contents. • You also can use the Operation Panel (page 54) to configure some of the settings that appear on 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 71) Focus mode (page 115) Face Recognition (page 83) Anti Shake (page 102) ISO sensitivity (page 129) White balance (page 126) EV shift (page 125) *2,*3 Date/Time (page 194) *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 • The following information changes on the display during the image size selection operation. – Image size in pixels (1600 × 1200, etc.) – Optimum print paper size – Remaining snapshot memory capacity Image Size (Pixels) Print Paper Size 3648 ×...
  • 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: Shooting With Zoom

    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 - 45.2X. IMPORTANT! •...
  • Page 69 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.
  • Page 70 Undeteriorated Image Deteriorated Image Quality Range 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. ● Zoom Values for Each Image Size Undeteriorated Image Quality Range 16:9 4.3X 5.3X...
  • Page 71: Using Flash

    ■ Turning Off Digital Zoom You can turn off digital zoom if you want to use optical zoom only. This will help to avoid deteriorated images due to accidentally switching over from optical zoom to digital zoom when shooting snapshots. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
  • Page 72 Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto) Wide Angle : 0.1 m to 3.3 m (0.3' to 10.8') Telephoto : 0.5 m to 1.8 m (1.6' to 5.9') • The flash range changes in accordance with optical zoom. In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the second option from the top in the operation panel (Flash).
  • Page 73: Checking The Flash Mode

    Red-eye reduction Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of the eye.
  • Page 74 ■ Changing the Flash Intensity In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Intensity” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the flash intensity setting you want and then press [SET]. You can set one of five levels, from –2 (weakest) to +2 (strongest).
  • Page 75: Flash Precautions

    In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “Quality” tab, select “Flash Assist” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Off” and then press [SET]. When you want to use flash assist, select “Auto” here. IMPORTANT! •...
  • Page 76: Using The Self-Timer

    Using the Self-Timer With the self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer, and the shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time. Self-Timer Type Description 10 sec 10-second self-timer 2-second self-timer • When shooting under conditions that 2 sec slow down the shutter speed, you can use this setting to prevent blur due to...
  • Page 77 Using the Self-timer to Shoot an Image • The image is not shot right AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp away after you press the shutter button. Instead, shooting starts after the preset time elapses. The AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp flashes while the countdown is being performed.
  • Page 78: Using Continuous Shutter

    Using Continuous Shutter Your camera has four continuous shutter modes. Continuous Description Shutter Mode Normal Speed Continually records images until (Normal-speed memory becomes full. Continuous Shutter) High Speed Continually records images at a speed (High-speed that is faster than Normal-speed Continuous Shutter) Continuous Shutter, until memory becomes full.
  • Page 79: Recording With Normal-Speed Continuous Shutter, High-Speed Continuous Shutter, And Flash Continuous Shutter

    Recording with Normal-speed Continuous Shutter, High-speed Continuous Shutter, and Flash Continuous Shutter Press the shutter button to shoot. • With Normal-speed continuous shutter and High-speed continuous shutter, images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed. Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
  • Page 80: Continuous Shutter Precautions

    IMPORTANT! • Note that with zoom continuous shutter, you do not need to keep the shutter button depressed. • Zoom continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following features. – Digital Zoom – Face recognition • Zoom continuous shutter is not available when the image size setting is 3:2 (3648 ×...
  • Page 81: Adding Audio To A Snapshot

    • You cannot use the triple self-timer in combination with the flash continuous shutter mode. • Note that the resolution of images recorded with the high- speed continuous shutter mode or flash continuous shutter mode is somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded with the normal-speed continuous shutter mode.
  • Page 82 ■ Recording Audio for a Snapshot Press the shutter button to shoot. This monitor screen will show the image you just shot, along with the “ ” icon. • If you do not want to record audio at this time, press Remaining Recording Time [MENU].
  • Page 83: Face Recognition

    NOTE • After transferring an audio snapshot to your computer’s hard disk, you can play back the audio using QuickTime (pages 223, 236). • The following shows the formats used for storing audio snapshot data. – Image Data: JPEG (.JPG extension) –...
  • Page 84: Performing A Face Recognition Recording Operation (Normal Mode)

    Performing a face recognition recording operation (Normal Mode) In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the third option from the top in the operation panel (Face Recognition). Use [ ] and [ ] to select “ Normal”...
  • Page 85: Using The Family First Mode To Give Priority To Particular Faces

    Using the Family First Mode to Give Priority to Particular Faces ■ Using Record Family to Pre-record Face Data To use the Family First mode, you need to pre-record facial data for the friends and family members to which you want to give priority.
  • Page 86 ■ Using Edit Family to Assign a Priority Level to Recorded Face Data After recording face data, you can assign a name and a priority level that controls how the data is applied when shooting a snapshot. In the REC mode, press [SET]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the third option from the top in the operation panel (Face Recognition).
  • Page 87 Use the procedures under “Deleting a Specific File” (page 188) and “Deleting All Files” (page 189) to delete the face data you want. • You can exit this procedure by pressing [MENU]. NOTE • Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 202) deletes all the recorded face data.
  • Page 88 Point the camera at the subjects. The camera will detect the faces of the people whose face data has been saved in camera memory. The detected faces all will be bounded by frames after detection is complete. • The frames will be colored according to the priority level of the face: White (lowest), yellow, or green (highest).
  • Page 89: Face Recognition Precautions

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. To do this: Minimize face detection time. Up to five faces can be detected. Allow detection of a maximum of five to ten faces. NOTE •...
  • Page 90 • Face recognition in the Family First mode may be slower than in the Normal mode because the camera needs time to determine whether the faces in the image are the same as the recorded faces. Also, compared with the Normal mode, the Family First mode will not be able to recognize faces that are far away and small.
  • Page 91: 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 92: Shooting A Movie

    Movie File Formats Movies are recorded using H.264/AVC MOV format. Movies you shoot with your camera can be played back on a computer using QuickTime 7. Movie Size The following shows the approximate movie file size for a one- minute movie. Image Quality Approximate Size 43.3 MB...
  • Page 93: Movie Recording Precautions

    Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. Each movie can be up to 10 minutes long. Movie recording stops automatically after 10 minutes of recording. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you stop movie recording by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 94: Using Short Movie

    • Optical zoom is disabled while shooting a movie. Digital zoom only is available while shooting a movie. If you want to use a particular optical zoom setting, make sure you select it before you press the shutter button to start movie recording (page 69).
  • Page 95: Using Past Movie

    With the camera pointed at the subject, press the shutter button. This will shoot a Short Movie that for about four seconds, and then stop shooting automatically. The total length of the Short Movie will be eight seconds (four seconds before the shutter button was pressed plus four seconds after it was pressed).
  • Page 96 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you press the shutter button. IMPORTANT! • When Past Movie is selected, the camera continually updates an internal buffer that holds about five seconds of movie images of what has happened in front of the camera’s lens.
  • Page 97: 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 98 Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to move the boundary to select the scene you want to select. • Pressing [ ] or [ ] while the boundary is at the edge of the screen will scroll to the next screen of BEST SHOT scenes.
  • Page 99 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 100 Displaying Detailed Information about a BEST SHOT Scene To find out more about a scene, select it with the 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 101 ■ 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 102: 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 103: 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 in the operation panel (Anti Shake). Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Auto” and then press [SET].
  • Page 104: 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 105: 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 106 ■ 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 107: Shooting Id Photographs

    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 108 ■ 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.
  • Page 109: Restoring An Old Photograph

    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.
  • Page 110 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 111 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 112: 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 113 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 114: 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 115: 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 116: 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 in the operation panel (Focus). Use [ ] and [ ] to select the focus mode setting you want and then press [SET].
  • Page 117: 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. NOTE • When proper focusing is not possible because the subject is closer than the Auto Focus range, the camera will switch to the Macro Focus range automatically (Auto Macro).
  • Page 118 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 119 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 120 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 Focus Frame •...
  • Page 121 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 122 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 123: 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 124 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 125: 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 126: Controlling White Balance

    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.
  • Page 127 To do this: Let the camera adjust white balance automatically Shoot outdoors on a clear day Shoot outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade, etc. Shoot in the shadow of a building, in the shade of trees, etc. on a clear day Suppress color cast when shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting Suppress color cast when shooting under...
  • Page 128 ■ Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually Under complex lighting conditions, the preset white balance settings may not be able to produce natural looking colors. When this happens, you can configure the white balance setting manually for particular lighting conditions. Note that you will need to have a plain white sheet of paper on hand when performing the following procedure.
  • Page 129: Specifying Iso Sensitivity

    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.
  • Page 130: 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 131: Reducing The Effects Of Overexposure And Underexposure

    IMPORTANT! • The metering mode will change to “Center Weighted” automatically if you change the EV shift value (page 125) 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 132: Enhancing Human Skin Textures

    Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. When you want to do this: Apply Dynamic Range to a greater extent than “Expand +1” Suppress overexposure and underexposure Do not suppress overexposure and underexposure •...
  • Page 133: 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 134: 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 135: 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 136: 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 137 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 138: 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 139: Displaying An On-Screen Grid

    Displaying an On-screen Grid The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode monitor screen for easy alignment when composing images. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the “REC” tab, select “Grid” and then press [ ]. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
  • Page 140: Using Icon Help

    Using Icon Help Icon help displays guidance text about an icon when you select it on the monitor screen while in the REC mode. • Icon help text is displayed for the following functions: Recording mode, metering, flash mode, white balance, self- timer, EV shift.
  • Page 141: Using Mode Memory To Configure Power On Default Settings

    Using Mode Memory to Configure Power On Default Settings You can configure the camera so it saves certain settings in “mode memory” whenever it is turned off, and restores the settings the next time you turn the camera back on. This keeps you from having to configure the camera each time you turn it off and on.
  • Page 142 Mode Setting Memory On Exits BEST SHOT BEST SHOT when camera is turned off. Flash Auto Focus AF (Auto Focus) White Balance Auto Auto AF Area Spot Setting at power off Metering Multi Self-timer Flash Intensity Digital Zoom Focus mode before MF Position manual focus was selected.
  • Page 143: Resetting The Camera To Its Initial Factory Defaults

    Resetting the Camera to Its Initial Factory Defaults Use the following procedure when you want to return to the camera to its initial factory default settings, which are the ones that are configured when you first purchase the camera. See “Menu Reference”...
  • Page 144: 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 246).
  • Page 145: 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 146: 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 147 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 148: Playing Back A Movie With Anti Shake

    Playing Back a Movie with Anti Shake Use the following procedure when you want to play back a movie with Anti Shake. Anti Shake is particularly useful when you have the camera connected to a TV for viewing, since the effects of camera movement are more evident on a big screen.
  • Page 149 • All images: Includes all snapshots, movies, Images (Select the and audio in memory. • files you Only: Includes snapshots and audio want to snapshots only. • include in Only: Includes movies only. • One Image: Includes only one specific slideshow.) image (selected using [ ] and [ ]).
  • Page 150 “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 SNAPSHOTS AND MOVIES...
  • Page 151: Changing The Background Music

    ■ Changing the Background Music You can change from the built-in background music that plays when you execute “Effect” to other background music. ● Supported File File Types: IMA ADPCM format WAV files Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz Audio: monaural ●...
  • Page 152 Create a folder named “SSBGM”. Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the background music file to it. Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 221, 235). IMPORTANT! • The background music files will be loop played in sequence. •...
  • Page 153: Viewing Camera Images On A Tv

    Viewing Camera Images on a TV Use the procedure below to view snapshots and movies on a TV screen. Use the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect the camera to a TV. Making sure that the is aligned with the plug, connect the cable to the camera.
  • Page 154 Turn on the TV and select its video input mode. If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is connected. Press [ ] (PLAY) to turn on the camera and enter the PLAY mode. When the camera turns on in the PLAY mode, an image will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 155 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 156: 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 157: 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 158: 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 159 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 160: 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 161: 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 162: 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 163: 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 164 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 165: 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 166: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an Image Perform the following procedure to rotate the image (snapshot or movie) 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 167: 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 168: Adjusting White Balance Of A Recorded Image

    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. • Pressing [MENU] returns to the PLAY mode screen without saving the layout image. •...
  • Page 169 Use [ ] and [ ] to select a white balance setting, and then press [SET] to apply it. When you want the image to appear like it was recorded under these conditions: Outdoors, fair weather Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade, etc.
  • Page 170: Adjusting Image Brightness

    Adjusting Image Brightness Use the following procedure to adjust the brightness of snapshots. In the PLAY mode, use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images and display the one whose brightness you want to adjust. Press [MENU]. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Brightness”, and then press [ ].
  • Page 171: Reducing The Effects Of Underexposure

    Reducing the Effects of Underexposure You can use the following procedure to reduce underexposure only, while maintaining the bright areas of an image. In the PLAY mode, use [ ] and [ ] to select the image you want to correct. Press [MENU].
  • Page 172: Editing A Movie On The Camera

    Editing a Movie on the Camera You can perform the following cut operations on the camera to edit movies you have recorded. Operation Description Cuts everything from the current (To-Point Cut) location to the beginning of the movie. Cuts everything between two points. (Point-To-Point Cut) Cuts everything from the current (From-Point Cut)
  • Page 173 Play back the movie you want to edit. Press [SET] to pause playback. • Check to make sure that “ ” (cut icon) is displayed on the monitor screen. If it isn’t, press [SET] again. Press [ ]. • You could also perform the following steps in place of steps 1 through 3 above.
  • Page 174 Press [ ] to perform the required cut operation(s). For this type of cut Do this: operation: Select the point up to which you (To-Point Cut) want to cut and then press [ ]. Select the point from which you (From-Point Cut) want to cut and then press [ ].
  • Page 175: Creating A Snapshot Of A Movie Frame (Motion Print)

    Creating a Snapshot of a Movie Frame (MOTION PRINT) MOTION PRINT lets you capture a movie frame and use it to create a snapshot. The snapshot you create can be either of the two formats described below. 9-frame This format puts the Snapshot selected movie frame in the center,...
  • Page 176 After displaying the movie frame you want, press [SET]. • If you selected “9 frames” in step 4, the camera will create a 9-frame snapshot with the frame you selected in step 6 in the center. • If you selected “1 frame” in step 4, the camera will create a snapshot of the frame you selected in step 6.
  • Page 177: 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 178 ■ 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 179: 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 35 minutes of Voice Recording. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Use [ ], [ ], [ ], and [ ] to select “Voice Recording”...
  • Page 180 NOTE • You can also play back Voice Recording data on your computer using 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 181: 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 182: 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 244. • 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 183 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 184: 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 185 ■ 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 186: 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 187 ■ 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 188: 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 189: 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 190: 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 191 ■ 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].
  • Page 192: Turning The Startup Screen On Or Off

    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. • Even if you configure startup screen settings in the PLAY mode, the startup screen does not appear when turn on the camera by pressing [ ] (PLAY).
  • Page 193: Specifying The File Name Serial Number Generation Rule

    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 181). Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.” and then press [ ].
  • Page 194: Changing The Camera Date And Time Setting

    Changing the Camera Date and Time Setting When changing the date and time setting, be sure to do so for your Home City (the location where you normally use the camera). If you already have your Home City setting configured correctly, you can use the procedure under “Setting the Date and Time for Your Home City”...
  • Page 195 ■ Setting the Date and Time for Your Home City Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust” and then press [ ]. Set the date and the time. To do this: Move the cursor between settings Change the setting at the cursor location Toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour format...
  • Page 196: Using World Time

    NOTE • This setting also affects the Operation Panel date format as shown below (page 54). When this date format setting The Operation Panel is selected: date appears as: YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY MM/DD DD/MM/YY DD/MM 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.
  • Page 197 Use [ ] and [ ] to select “City” and then press [ ]. • To configure the summer time setting, use [ ] and [ ] to select “DST” and then select “On”. • Summer time is used in some areas to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
  • Page 198: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the Display Language You can use the procedure below to select a display text language. • The number and types of languages depend on the geographic area where the camera was marketed. Press [MENU]. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Language” and then press [ ].
  • Page 199: 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 200: 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 201: ] (Rec) And [ ] (Play) Button Settings

    ] (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 202: 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 203: Printing

    PRINTING Types of Printing There are three different methods you can use for printing images. Professional Print Service (page 204) Printing at Printing on a Printer (page 204) Home Printing with a Computer Take the memory card that contains the images you want to print to a professional print service.
  • Page 204: 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 205 ■ 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 206 • 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 207 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 208: 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 209 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 change the displayed date stamping setting to “On”.
  • Page 210: 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 211: 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 212: Using The Camera With Acomputer

    USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER What you can do Connecting the camera to a computer provides you with the capabilities described below. View and You can use your computer to view camera store images and for long-term storage of images. images* You can manage, edit, and print images stored Manage,...
  • Page 213: Using The Camera With A Windows Computer

    QuickTime 7 Vista/XP/ – • Use commercial software Edit movies 2000/Me/ 98SE/98 as required. Upload movie Vista/ YouTube Uploader for files to XP (SP2)/ CASIO YouTube 2000 (SP4) Windows Objective Version Transfer Vista/XP/ images to the 2000/Me/ camera 98SE/98 Vista/XP/...
  • Page 214: Bundled Software

    Windows Media Player 9 or higher QuickTime 7 or higher DirectX 9.0c HD: 65MB for installation (18MB on hard disk) YouTube Uploader for CASIO • Sufficient memory to run the operating system • Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the YouTube site •...
  • Page 215: Viewing And Storing Images On A Computer

    ■ Precautions for Windows Vista Users • Photo Transport will not run under Windows Vista 64 bit Version. • Photo Transport can be used only by users logged in with Administrator privileges. • Operation on a self-made computer or under a dual-processor environment is not supported.
  • Page 216 If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, 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.
  • Page 217 Turn off the camera, and connect the USB cable that comes bundled with the camera to the camera’s USB/AV connector and your computer’s USB port. Making sure that the mark on the camera is aligned with the mark of the USB cable plug, connect the cable to the camera.
  • Page 218: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Camera-Computer Connection Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation 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.
  • Page 219 ■ Viewing Camera Images on Your Computer After connecting the camera to your computer, you can view camera images on your computer screen. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Computer”. Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Computer”. Windows 2000/Me/98SE/98 users: Double- click “My Computer”.
  • Page 220 Double-click “Removable Disk”. • Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or built-in memory if there is no card) as a removable disk. Right-click the “DCIM” folder. On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”. Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”.
  • Page 221: Transfer Of Images From The Camera And Management Of Images On The Computer

    ■ Disconnect the camera from the computer Windows Vista/XP/98SE/98 Users Press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button. After making sure that the camera’s operation lamp is not lit green, disconnect the camera from the computer. Windows 2000/Me Users Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the camera.
  • Page 222 Click “Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1” to select it and then click “Read me.” • “Read me” files contain important information about installation, including installation conditions and computer system requirements. Click “Install” for Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM. Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to install Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 223: Playing Movies

    Playing Movies You can play back movies on a computer that has QuickTime 7 or higher installed. To play back a movie, first copy it to your computer and then double-click the movie file. Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 224: Uploading Movie Files To Youtube

    ■ Uploading a movie file to YouTube IMPORTANT! • Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there. • Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including...
  • Page 225 • See page 216 for information about connecting the camera to your computer. Turn on the camera. • YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically. • The first time you start up YouTube Uploader, a dialog box will appear and ask you to enter your YouTube user ID and your password, and to configure network environment settings.
  • Page 226: Transferring Images To The Camera

    First, connect the camera to your computer. • See page 216 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 227 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 228 First, connect the camera to your computer. • See page 216 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 229: 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 229). IMPORTANT! •...
  • Page 230: 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 231: Viewing And Storing Images On A Macintosh

    Objective Install this software: Version • Movie file playback not OS 9 supported. • Movie file playback Play movies supported under OS X OS X v10.3.9 or higher when QuickTime 7 or higher is installed. • Use Adobe Reader or View the User’s OS 9/ Adobe Acrobat Reader,...
  • Page 232 ■ Connecting the Camera to Your Macintosh the First Time Make sure the camera’s battery is fully charged. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU]. • It makes no difference whether the camera is in a REC mode or the PLAY mode. Select the “Set Up”...
  • Page 233 • Some metal of the plug is visible even when the plug is inserted correctly. • Take care when connecting the USB cable to the camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs are shaped for proper positioning. Turn on the camera. Camera-Macintosh Connection Pressing the camera’s [ON/OFF] button puts it into the USB mode, which is indicated by the camera’s operation lamp lighting...
  • Page 234 ■ 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 235 ■ 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 236: 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 237: 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/ 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.
  • Page 238: 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 239: Memory Folder Structure

    ■ Memory Folder Structure (DCIM Folder) DCIM 100CASIO * (Recording Folder) (Image File) CIMG0001.JPG (Movie File) CIMG0002.MOV (Audio File) CIMG0003.WAV (Audio Snapshot Image File) CIMG0004.JPG (Audio Snapshot Audio File) CIMG0004.WAV 101CASIO * (Recording Folder) 102CASIO * (Recording Folder) (DPOF File Folder) MISC (DPOF File) AUTPRINT.MRK...
  • Page 240: Supported Image Files

    • DPOF File Folder Folder that contains DPOF files, etc. • BEST SHOT Folder Folder that contains BEST SHOT user setup files • User Setup File File of a BEST SHOT user setup • FAVORITE Folder Folder that contains Favorites image files. Size of images is 320 ×...
  • Page 241: 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 242: Appendix

    APPENDIX General Guide The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each part is explained. ■ Camera Front Zoom Controller (pages 68, 156, 157) Shutter (page 61) [ON/OFF] (Power) (page 43) Flash (page 71) AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp (pages 59, 76, 251) Microphone (pages 59, 82, 93) Lens...
  • Page 243 Bottom Battery/Memory Card Slots (pages 36, 48) Tripod Hole Use this hole when attaching to a tripod. ■ Battery Charger Contacts [CHARGE] lamp AC jack APPENDIX...
  • Page 244: 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 245 ■ Movie Recording Mode Panel : On 4 7 5 1 Panel : Off Recording Mode Remaining Movie Memory Capacity (page 261) Movie Image Quality (page 91) Focus Mode (page 115) Self-timer Mode (page 76) Anti Shake Indicator (page 102) White Balance Setting (page 126) Exposure Compensation (page 125) Battery Level Indicator (page 40)
  • Page 246 ■ Snapshot Playback Mode blbk File Type (page 144) Recording Mode Protect Indicator (page 182) Battery Level Indicator Folder Name/File Name (page 40) (page 181) Histogram (page 136) Snapshot Image Quality Exposure Compensation (page 65) (page 125) Snapshot Image Size (page 63) ISO Sensitivity (page 129) Aperture Value (page 62)
  • Page 247: 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 248 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 UHQ / UHQ Wide / HQ* / HQ Wide / Normal / LP...
  • Page 249 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 / Play Startup On (Selectable image) / Off* File No.
  • Page 250: Play Mode

    ■ PLAY Mode PLAY Tab Menu Slideshow Start* / Images / Time / Interval / Effect / Cancel Calendar – Layout Print – MOTION PRINT 9 frames* / 1 frame / Cancel Anti Shake On / Off* Movie Editing Cut (Before) / Cut (Between) / Cut (After) / Cancel* Dynamic Range...
  • Page 251: 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. AF Assist/Self-timer Lamp Operation Lamp ■ REC Mode Operation Lamp Color Status Operational (Power on).
  • Page 252: 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). One of the following operations is in progress: Delete, DPOF, protect, copy, Green format, resize, trimming, adding audio to...
  • Page 253: Troubleshooting Guide

    2) The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 36). If the battery goes dead soon after being 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. Camera suddenly powers 1) Auto Power Off may have activated (page 45).
  • Page 254 Problem The subject is out of focus in The image may not be focused properly. When composing the image, make sure the subject is located the recorded image. inside the focus frame. The flash does not fire. 1) If “ ”...
  • Page 255 Problem An image I shot was not 1) Camera power may have been turned off before the save operation was complete, which will result in saved. the image not being saved. When the battery indicator shows “ possible (page 36). 2) You may have removed the memory card from the camera before the save operation was complete, which will result in the image not being saved.
  • Page 256 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 257 If the same message appears after you turn power back on, contact your retailer or a CASIO service center.
  • Page 258: Display Messages

    (page 188). LENS ERROR 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. APPENDIX...
  • Page 259 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 260: Specifications

    Specifications ■ Main Specifications Product Type Digital Camera Model EX-Z1080 ■ Camera Functions Image Files Snapshots: Format JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 1.0 standard; DPOF compliant Movies: H.264/AVC MOV format Audio: WAV Recording Media Built-in Memory 11.4 MB...
  • Page 261 Image Approximate Approximate Image Size Image File Built-in Memory Quality (Pixels) Size (11.4 MB) Capacity Fine 1.26 MB 9 images (1600 × Normal 790 KB 14 images 1200) Economy 470 KB 24 images Fine 330 KB 34 images (640 × Normal 190 KB 60 images...
  • Page 262 * 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 263 Exposure Light Metering: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, Control spot by CCD 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 • Shutter speed is different for the following BEST SHOT scenes.
  • Page 264: Power Requirements

    Monitor Screen 2.6-inch Wide TFT color LCD 114,960 pixels (479 × 240 pixels) Viewfinder Monitor Screen Timekeeping Built-in quartz digital clock Functions 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 USB/AV connector...
  • Page 265 *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 266 ■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-40) Rated Voltage 3.7 V Rated Capacitance 1300 mAh Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Dimensions 38.5 (W) × 38.0 (H) × 9.3 (D) mm (1.52"(W) × 1.50"(H) × 0.37"(D)) Weight Approximately 34 g (1.2 oz) ■...
  • Page 267 CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan MA0707-A...

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