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RCA CDS4100 User Manual

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Important Information

Attention: Macintosh* Users
Please download the digital camera twain
driver for the Macintosh* computer from the
Thomson Direct website, www.rca.com.
If you do not have internet access, please call
1-877-833-3491.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
*MACINTOSH is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
TOCOM 15514180

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  • Page 1: Important Information

    Important Information Attention: Macintosh* Users Please download the digital camera twain driver for the Macintosh* computer from the Thomson Direct website, www.rca.com. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-877-833-3491. We apologize for any inconvenience. *MACINTOSH is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

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    This sheet contains changes of product feature information contained in the user’s guide. In order for you to get optimum use from your camera, use this page in place of page 19 in your user’s guide. We apologize for the inconvenience. Selecting Images To select images one by one: press the Control key (Command key on...

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    CDS4100...

  • Page 4: Product Registration

    Important Safety Information * Be sure to read all the safety information on this page and inside the manual before you begin to use this product. Radio Interference Product Registration...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Assistance Digital Camera Exchange Warranty . 877-833-3491 Customer Service ... 877-833-3491 Accessories ... 800-338-0376 Table of Contents Product Registration Important Safety Information Assistance Unpack the Camera Recording Pictures On-screen menus Camera Features...

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    Table of Contents Camera Features Cont Camera/Software Details Specifications Taking care of your camera Warranty Troubleshooting Order Form for Digital Camera Model CDS4100...

  • Page 7: Assistance

    Assistance Unpack the Camera and Accessories. CDS4100 8 Mb CompactFlash Digital Camera Storage Card TWAIN DRIVER AIN DRIVER TWAIN DRIVER SOFTWARE AIN DRIVER SOFTW AIN DRIVER SOFTWARE SOFTW AIN DRIVER SOFTW SOFTW Image Editing Software (Macintosh and PC) 4 AA Batteries...

  • Page 8: Camera Details

    First Things First Camera Details...

  • Page 9: Attach The Strap

    Attach the Strap Power Supply Inserting Batteries Important Notes! • Never use manganese batteries. • Your camera will not work if the batteries are inserted incorrectly. • Remove batteries from camera if it will not be used for more than two weeks.

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    • The AC adapter may become warm to the touch after extended periods of use. This is normal and is not cause for alarm. DC IN 7V The supplied AC adapter will allow the digital camera to operate without batteries...

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    Auto Power Off Power source inactivity period: Install the Camera’s Storage Card Notes: • Always keep the power off while installing or removing the compact flash card to avoid damaging the memory card. • Captured images are saved in JPEG format (under various compressions schemes as set by the user), in compliance with Internet standards.

  • Page 12: Recording Pictures

    First Things First Recording Pictures Put the Camera in Record (REC) Mode Turn on the Camera The power button This green light blinks when the camera is warming up. The mode switch on the back of the camera serves two functions; PLAY and REC.

  • Page 13: Frame Your Picture

    Frame Your Picture Capturing Images QUALITY / INDEX DISPLAY ENTER / MACRO MENU First Things First The outer viewfinder box is for 2x Zoom photography. For more information about ZOOM, see the “Camera Features” section. The inner viewfinder box will be used by the camera’s auto focus mechanism to aim.

  • Page 14: Viewing Stored Images

    First Things First Viewing Stored Images LCD Picture Viewing Setting Preferences Working with Images /+ or the /– buttons allow stored images to be scrolled through or viewed one at a time.

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    Loading Images on a Computer To upload images to your computer: Working with Images WINDOWS is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation. MACINTOSH is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. First Things First COM PORT DIGITAL For more information about installing and working with the supplied software, see...

  • Page 17: Setting Preferences

    On-screen menus Recording mode Setting Preferences Your camera has two Main Menus, one for PLAY mode and the other for REC. Playback mode...

  • Page 18: Changing Settings

    Setting Preferences Changing settings REC mode Setting capture mode MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE PRE FLASH: WHITE BAL.: AUTO EXPOSURE: FOCUS: AUTO SHARPNESS: NORMAL COLOR: NORMAL DATE DISP.: The record mode Main Menu allows changes to photographic settings. This is the first screen you will see when you press the MENU button in REC mode.

  • Page 19: Adjusting Exposure Controls

    MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE PRE FLASH: WHITE BAL.: AUTO EXPOSURE: FOCUS: AUTO SHARPNESS: NORMAL COLOR: NORMAL DATE DISP.: Setting white balance MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE PRE FLASH: WHITE BAL.: DAY–LT EXPOSURE: FOCUS: AUTO SHARPNESS: NORMAL COLOR: NORMAL DATE DISP.: Setting Preferences NOTE: Remember, to exit the Main Menu at any time, just press the MENU...

  • Page 20: Adjusting Focus

    Setting Preferences Adjusting focus MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE PRE FLASH: WHITE BAL.: AUTO EXPOSURE: FOCUS: AUTO SHARPNESS: NORMAL COLOR: NORMAL DATE DISP.: Setting image sharpness MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE PRE FLASH: WHITE BAL.: AUTO EXPOSURE: FOCUS: AUTO SHARPNESS: NORMAL COLOR: NORMAL DATE DISP.: Adjusting color...

  • Page 21: Play Mode

    Adjusting date and time display • Note: Time Display on this camera is based on the 24-hour clock where 0 through 12 represent a.m. times, and 13 through 24 are p.m. (to get p.m. 24-hour time, just add 12 to the corresponding clock time. MAIN MENU CAPTURE: SINGLE...

  • Page 22: Protecting Images

    Setting Preferences MAIN MENU ERASE ALL: >> ERASE SINGLE: >> PROTECT IMAGE: >> FORMAT CARD: >> DATE DISP.: DATE OPTION: M/D/Y SET DATE >> ERASE ALL IMAGES WARNING: THIS WILL ERASE ALL IMAGES * Note: The default for ERASE ALL PICTURES is “NO” to keep the camera for accidentally completing the process.

  • Page 23: Formatting Storage Card

    PROTECT IMAGE YES/NO>>ENTER SELECT>>+/- E0003 Formatting storage card Setting Preferences * Note: The FORMAT CARD command WILL erase all images, even pictures locked with the PROTECT IMAGE command. ERASE ALL IMAGES WARNING: THIS WILL ERASE ALL IMAGES...

  • Page 24: Displaying The Date

    DATE: HOUR: MINUTE: * Note: This digital camera operates only on the 24-hour clock where a.m. times are represented by digits 00 through 11 and p.m. times are represented by the numbers 12 through 23 (for example- 9 a.m. is 09:00, and 1 p.m.

  • Page 25: Camera Features

    Camera Features Camera Features QUALITY / INDEX DISPLAY MENU ENTER / MACRO...

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    Camera Features Flash Photography Using Auto Flash Flash ON Mode Flash OFF Mode...

  • Page 27: Lcd Brightness Control Dial

    Using the Self-Timer Mode LCD Brightness Control Dial Camera Features This red light will flash three times before firing a self-timer picture. The BRIGHT control on the bottom of the camera adjusts the LCD display for maximum visibility.

  • Page 28: Control Buttons

    Camera Features Control Buttons Macro Mode (ENTER/MACRO button) QUALITY/INDEX button Recording mode Image Quality Resolution Playback mode...

  • Page 29: Zoom Button

    ZOOM button Recording mode Playback mode Camera Features The outer viewfinder box is the frame 2x ZOOM photography.

  • Page 30: Display Button

    Camera Features DISPLAY button MENU button Setting Preferences LCD button Reference Note: the LCD monitor is a major drain on the life of batteries. For optimal battery performance, turn off the monitor by pressing the LCD button on top of the camera and frame your pictures using the viewfinder.

  • Page 31: Tripod Mount

    First Things First Monitor on-status Monitor off-status Tripod Mount Camera Features The tripod mount for the digital camera should not be confused with BRIGHT control dial, also on the bottom of the camera...

  • Page 32: Lcd Icons

    Camera Features LCD Icons 2x Zoom indicator Automatic Flash setting. Self timer Could also be Flash ON indicator ( ) or Flash OFF ( ). Natural Light White Balance setting. Could also be Automatic White Balance ), or Office/Flourescent Light ( ). 1999, 08, 26 04:37 E0003 Standard macro setting.

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    References Introduction to the camera’s TWAIN Driver Selecting the TWAIN driver...

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    References Connect the camera to the computer COM PORT DIGITAL COMPUTER...

  • Page 35: Twain Driver Functions

    TWAIN Driver Functions Connect Camera to Computer References Scroll One Row Up Scroll One Screen Up Scroll One Row Down Scroll One Screen Down Select All of the Images...

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    References Select None of the Images Take a Picture Get Image(s) Upload Image(s) Download Image(s) Erase Image(s) Rotate Image(s) ° Selecting Images...

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    Camera Status Camera Setting Help for the user(s) Exit from TWAIN References Displaying images on a TV screen VIDEO PORT Manual User’s...

  • Page 38: Camera User Interface

    References Camera User Interface Camera Top View QUALITY / INDEX DISPLAY ENTER / MACRO MENU Camera Front View Camera Back View Bottom of the Camera Sides of the Camera Basic Button Functionality Button PLAY Mode REC Mode...

  • Page 39: Specifications

    References Specifications Product Type Imaging Device Image Quality Image Resolution Recording System Recording Medium: Image Capturing Playback Modes Digital Zoom Shooting Options Erase Functions Video System Focal Length Aperture Focus Range (TTL) AF Macro Fixed Exposure Metering Exposure Range Flash Modes Flash Range Shutter System Shutter Speed...

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    References Taking care of your camera Do Not:...

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    References Troubleshooting Q: The camera doesn’t turn on when I press the power button. Q: The power suddenly turned off. Q: There’s a half-battery icon on the LCD. Q: The camera doesn’t record when I press the shutter release button. Q: Why does the “MEMORY FULL”...

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    References Q: Why does an “ERASE ERROR” message appear on the LCD when erasing a picture? Q: Why does a “CHARGE ERROR” message appear on the LCD screen? Q: Why is the image display on the LCD screen so light or so dark? Q: Why is there no picture on the TV monitor when the camera is connected to the VIDEO IN jack? User’s Manual...

  • Page 43: Limited Warranty

    References Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: For how long after your purchase: What we will do: How you get service: Option I: Option II: * Thomson assumes no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson.

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    References To receive a replacement camera after we have received your unit: What your warranty does not cover: * Thomson assumes no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson. Product Registration: How state law relates to warranty: If you purchased your product outside the United States:...

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    Index...

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    Index Cont...

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    Description Total Amount Enclosed ... Please complete other side also Accessories Part No. Price Qty. Total _________ _________ 5.00...

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    Accessories ®...

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    Accessories To order accessories, contact your local Dealer. United States and Canada Orders Use this number only to place an order for accessory items listed on this order form. 1-800-338-0376...

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    10330 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 TOCOM 15511640...

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