Samsung VEGA 140S User Manual

Samsung VEGA 140S User Manual

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH...
  • Page 2 NOTE • This camera will not function without a battery. • Use one 3V lithium battery(CR-123A or DL-123A). • The lens cap automatically opens when the Power button is turned on. • Do not open the lens cap with your fingers. The shutter does not operate in the following circumstances: •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Thank you for purchasing the SAMSUNG camera. Please read this manual before using your camera. TABLE OF CONTENTS PREPARATION Part Names ... 4 LCD panel ... 7 Viewfinder and Indicators ... 8 Loading the battery ... 9 Checking the battery ... 10 Loading the film ...
  • Page 4: Part Names

    PART NAMES Front / Top Autofocus window Zoom button (WIDE) Flash button(Flash mode selection button) Zoom button (TELE) Exposure sensor Self mode button(Self mode and Interval mode selection button) Power button LCD panel Shutter button SPOT/SNAP button DATE or TIME button (Date and Caption selection button) Flash Self-timer lamp...
  • Page 5 Rear / Bottom Normal/Panorama switch Autofocus indicator(Green LED) Flash indicator(Red LED) Film check window Viewfinder Back cover release button Diopter adjustment dial Strap eyelet Tripod socket Mid-roll rewind button...
  • Page 6 Interior Back cover Film pressure plate Film pressure roller Spool Film sensor DX contacts...
  • Page 7: Lcd Panel

    LCD PANEL Self-timer( Portrait zoom( Spot shooting( Snap shooting( SNAP Bulb shooting(B Shutter)( BULB Interval shooting( Continuous shooting( Focal length unit (mm) / Minutes(m) Seconds(s) Date or caption print mark a. Focal length b. Exposure counter c. Date (Year, Month, Date, Time) NOTE For more information regarding the mark, refer to the pages in ( When the back-light control function is selected, the flash will operate regardless of ambient lighting conditions.
  • Page 8: Viewfinder And Indicators

    VIEWFINDER AND INDICATORS Viewfinder Macro picture area Picture area frame Autofocus frame (Focus on the subject with this frame) Indicators 1. Autofocus Indicator (Green LED) Green 2. Flash Indicator (Red LED) If a red lamp blinks fast and at the same time a buzzer sounds continually (beep~), this is a warning sign of flash zoom compensation.
  • Page 9: Loading The Battery

    LOADING THE BATTERY 1. Open the chamber cover by sliding the battery chamber cover. 2. Insert a new battery and ensure it is placed in the correct position. 3. Close the chamber cover. NOTE Use one CR-123A or DL-123A battery. The camera will automatically turn the power off when not used after 3 minutes.
  • Page 10: Checking The Battery

    CHECKING THE BATTERY You can check the battery life on the LCD panel. 1. Normal operation - The battery condition indicator does not appear. 2. The indicator appears half way. - The battery life is low and you should ensure that a replacement battery is available. 3.
  • Page 11: Loading The Film

    LOADING THE FILM 1. Open the back cover by sliding the release knob as shown above. 2. Insert a roll of film in the chamber. Do not force the film into position. 3. The film should lie flat. 4. Close the back cover. It will close with a “click”. 5.
  • Page 12: Attaching The Strap

    ATTACHING THE STRAP Refer to the illustrations above.
  • Page 13: Using The Camera

    USING THE CAMERA Press the Power button to turn the power on. The indicators will appear on the LCD panel. If the camera is not used for 3 minutes, the power will be turned off automatically. While looking through the viewfinder, aim the camera at the subject and operate the zoom buttons. Press the (Tele) button to move the lens out and press the...
  • Page 14: Holding The Camera

    HOLDING THE CAMERA ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; NOTE Avoid obstructing the lens when you take a picture. Pictures can be spoiled when a finger, hair or camera strap falls in front of the Lens, Exposure Sensor or Auto-focus Windows. When you take vertical pictures with flash, the flash should be above the lens.
  • Page 15: Taking Pictures

    TAKING PICTURES Aim the Autofocus frame at a subject.(Refer to page 8) Press the Shutter button half way down. The lens is focused when the green lamp turns on. If a subject is between 0.74m (2.4ft) and 1m (3.28ft), the green lamp blinks slowly and Macro mode is set automatically.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Diopter

    ADJUSTING THE DIOPTER Select the maximum zoom setting and turn the diopter adjustment dial until the viewfinder display becomes clear.
  • Page 17: Buzzer Operation

    BUZZER OPERATION According to the function, the buzzer sound is as follows. Buzzer Sound Function Peek Selection 1 long beep Warning 3 short beeps Warning 3 short beeps Warning 3 short beeps Warning/ Error 3 long beeps Completion 3 long beeps Warning In the state of pushing spot/snap button for 2 seconds, if you push Landscape shooting button, it is possible to select or...
  • Page 18: Using The Focus Lock

    USING THE FOCUS LOCK If you want to focus on a subject that is not in the centre of your picture, use the Focus Lock function described below. 1. Aim the camera with the autofocus frame superimposed over the subject. 2.
  • Page 19: Rewinding The Film

    REWINDING THE FILM 1. Automatic rewinding 2. Mid-roll rewinding Rewind button After taking all the pictures on a roll of film, the camera will automatically rewind the film. The motor stops when the rewinding is completed. When the rewinding is completed, the icon( 5 seconds the icon will no longer be displayed.
  • Page 20: Date And Caption (Q.d.model Only)

    DATE AND CAPTION (Q.D.MODEL ONLY) Use the DATE button to control "Date" and "Caption". 1. Changing "Date" format or selecting the caption <No print> 2. Date Zone <Year-Month-Day> <Month-Day-Year> <Day-Month-Year> <Day-Hour-Minute> NOTE <Selecting caption print> Press the DATE button to select one of the different formats.(Refer to the left sequences) The "PRINT"...
  • Page 21 3. Changing the date setting 4. Selecting the caption print To change the date or time, press and hold down the DATE button for 2 seconds. The first sector of the date format will blink. To select the sector that you want to change, press the DATE button. Change the date setting by operating zoom buttons.
  • Page 22: Clock/Calendar Function(Non Q.d. Model Only)

    CLOCK/CALENDAR FUNCTION(NON Q.D. MODEL ONLY) 1. Clock/Calendar function With the Non Q.D. version there is a facility to check the time and date via the LCD panel. Simply press the TIME button to select the display you require. NOTE On the Non Q.D model, the date/time will not print on your pictures. <Year-Month-Day>...
  • Page 23: Using The Shooting Mode

    USING THE SHOOTING MODE You can select the shooting mode by turning the dial clockwise or counter- clockwise. Line up the selected icon with the line at the top of the dial. <Sports shooting> <Normal photography> <Portrait zoom> <Step zoom> <Continuous shooting>...
  • Page 24: Using The Flash Mode

    USING THE FLASH MODE You can select the flash mode by pressing the FLASH button. Flash button <Red-eye reduction> <Auto flash> <Flash off> <Fill-in flash & red-eye reduction> <Fill-in flash & back-light control> <Fill-in flash> NOTE After taking a picture with the "Fill-in & Back-light control" mode, the camera will return to normal mode automatically. In case of the "Auto flash"...
  • Page 25: Using The Self Mode

    USING THE SELF MODE You can select the self mode by pressing the SELF button. Self button <Normal photography> <Self-timer> <Double self-timer> <Interval shooting> <Remote control shooting> <2 sec. delayed shutter release> NOTE With the "Non Q.D. model", the "Remote control shooting" mode does not appear on the LCD panel. After using the "2 sec.
  • Page 26: Using The Focus Mode

    USING THE FOCUS MODE You can select the focus mode by pressing the SPOT/SNAP button. SPOT/SNAP <Normal photography> <Spot shooting> <Snap shooting>...
  • Page 27: Sports Shooting

    AUTO SPORTS SHOOTING The SPORTS mode is ideal for capturing moving subjects with continous focusing. Select this mode by turning the (SPORTS ) icon of the "Shooting Mode Dial" to the line at the top of the dial. AUTO PORTRAIT ZOOM Select this mode by turning the ( ) icon of the "Shooting Mode Dial"...
  • Page 28: Bulb Shooting (B Shutter)

    BULB AUTO BULB SHOOTING(B SHUTTER) Select this mode by turning the B icon of the "Shooting Mode Dial" to the line at the top of the dial. Use this mode to shoot subjects that require an extended shutter speed such as fireworks and night scenes.
  • Page 29: Step Zoom

    STEP AUTO Select this mode by turning the STEP icon of the "Shooting Mode Dial" to the line at the top of the dial. Use this mode to take a number of pictures of the same subject using different focal lengths.
  • Page 30: Continuous Shooting

    AUTO CONTINUOUS SHOOTING Select this mode by turning the ( the line at the top of the dial. Use this mode to take a sequence of pictures. As long as you press the shutter button, the camera will continue to take pictures.
  • Page 31: Auto Red-Eye Reduction

    AUTO AUTO RED-EYE REDUCTION In low light conditions, the flash will automatically fire to obtain a suitable exposure. You can decrease the red-eye phenomenon automatically when taking a portrait picture in low light. Flash button NOTE The red-eye reduction mode dramatically reduces the possible red-eye effect by emitting rapid pre-flash to shrink the subject’s pupils before the main flash fires.
  • Page 32: Auto Flash

    AUTO AUTO FLASH Select the Auto Mode by pressing the FLASH button 1 times. Auto flash mode activates the flash by measuring the brightness of the object. Flash will not engage when the shooting object is too bright. Flash button NOTE Once the Auto Flash Mode is selected, it will remain active even when it is turned off.
  • Page 33: Flash Off

    FLASH OFF Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button twice. Use this mode when you want to take pictures without flash. NOTE Flash button When using the Flash Off function, you may need to use a tripod to avoid camera shake. FILL-IN FILL-IN FLASH Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button 3 times.
  • Page 34: Fill-In Flash And Back-Light Control

    FILL-IN FILL-IN FLASH AND BACK-LIGHT CONTROL Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button 4 times. Use this mode when your subject is strongly back-lit. NOTE Flash button Be careful to avoid direct sunlight on the lens. <Normal photography in back-light condition>...
  • Page 35: Fill-In Flash And Red-Eye Reduction

    FILL-IN FILL-IN FLASH AND RED-EYE REDUCTION Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button 5 times. Use this mode when you take a picture of a person in low light condition. NOTE Flash button Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
  • Page 36: Self-Timer

    AUTO SELF-TIMER This can be selected by pressing the SELF button once. You can take a picture of yourself by using this mode. When pressing the shutter button, the self-timer lamp illuminate for 7 seconds. Self button Then the lamp blinks rapidly for 3 seconds and the picture is taken.
  • Page 37: Double Self-Timer

    AUTO DOUBLE SELF-TIMER You can select this mode by pressing the SELF button twice. Press the shutter button and a shot will be taken in the same way a self timer shot is taken. A further shot will be made after 2 seconds. Self button NOTE When using the flash, the shooting interval may increase due to the flash...
  • Page 38: Second Delayed Shutter Release

    AUTO 2 SEC. DELAYED SHUTTER RELEASE Use this mode to avoid camera shake caused by camera movement during hand held shots. In this mode, a picture is taken 2 seconds after releasing the shutter button. To use this mode, place the camera on a steady surface, select by pressing the SELF button 3 times before taking the picture.
  • Page 39: Spot Shooting

    AUTO SPOT SHOOTING Use this mode when photographing a specific subject in a situation where the camera may have difficulty in focusing. Certain subjects, such as a person in a crowd, can be difficult to photograph. This mode enables you to have your specific subject clear, even when SPOT/SNAP surrounded by other subjects in the picture.
  • Page 40: Snap Shooting

    AUTO pets. (They are difficult to focus on) SPOT/SNAP and the focus is fixed. sequence of shots. NOTE will be release to normal photography. SNAP SHOOTING Select this mode by pressing the SPOT/SNAP button twice Use this mode when taking a picture of active subjects such as children or When you select this mode, the camera will set the wide position (38mm) If you depress the shutter button continuously, the camera will take a The subject must be within the range 1.3m ~ 6m (4.3ft ~ 19.7ft).
  • Page 41: Macro Photography

    AUTO MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY Use this mode to take close-up photographs. When a subject is within 1m (3.28ft), the camera will automatically set this mode. The Macro range is as below: WIDE : 0.74~1m (2.4~3.28ft) TELE : 0.95~1m(3.1~3.28ft) When a subject is within range, the Autofocus Indicator (Green LED) will blink slowly and the Macro mark ( Remember to compose your shot using the macro picture area frame.(Refer to page 8)
  • Page 42: Panorama Photography

    PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY NOTE Use this mode to capture a panoramic view. When you set this mode, the viewfinder will alter to indicate the panoramic scene. The picture area with this mode will be narrowed. Select this mode using the PANORAMA switch. The PANORAMA mode can be used on selected frames in a film.
  • Page 43: Landscape Mode(Infinity)

    LANDSCAPE MODE To use this mode, press the LANDSCAPE button and hold it down. Take a picture as normal, but do not release the LANDSCAPE button until the shot has been taken. Press the Shutter button ( ) while pressing the LANDSCAPE button( ).
  • Page 44: Remote Control Shooting(Optional)

    AUTO REMOTE CONTROL SHOOTING (Optional) Select this mode by pressing the SELF button 4 times. (You can only use this function with the Q.D. model camera) When you select this mode, the self-timer lamp will blink every 2 seconds. To take a picture remotely, ensure the remote function is selected on the Self button camera.
  • Page 45: Replacing The Battery Of The Remote Control (Optional)

    REPLACING THE BATTERY OF THE REMOTE CONTROL Replacing the battery Refer to the illustrations above. NOTE Use one lithium battery (JIS CR2025) Be sure to place a battery in the correct position. The positive contact (+) must be facing up.
  • Page 46: Care And Storage

    CARE AND STORAGE If your camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a soft, lintless cloth. The lens should be cleaned only with special lens cleaning tissue and fluid.(Consult your camera retailer.) Do not allow your camera to come into contact with sand or water. Keep your camera in a dry, cool place that is free from high humidity and dust.
  • Page 47: Trouble Shooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING If the sutter does not operate after pressing the shutter button. Check point Is the lens cover completely open? Is the battery loaded correctly? Has it been a long time since you used the camera? Change the battery. If a picture is partially dark or out of focus.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Format Speed FILM Loading Winding Rewinding LENS SHUTTER EXPOSURE VIEWFINDER 35mm fully automatic lens shutter camera. 35mm DX-coded film, 24x36mm Automatic setting with DX-coded film, ISO 50~3200 Automatic advance to the first frame when the back cover is closed. Automatic advance, Single or Continuous shooting Automatic rewinding, Mid-roll rewinding 38~140mm Schneider lens, F4.6~12.2...
  • Page 49 Type Built-in electronic flash WIDE(38mm) : 0.74 ~ 5m(2.4 ~ 16.4ft) FLASH Range TELE(140mm) : 0.95 ~ 2.2m(3.1 ~ 7.2ft) Recycling time Approx. 7 sec. Shooting mode Flash mode SPECIAL Autofocus mode FEATURES Self mode Macro mode Panorama mode (Switchable) Date or Time setting - 5 different formats DATE AND CAPTION (The camera will set the date automatically until 2099.)
  • Page 50: Checking The Camera

    CHECKING THE CAMERA Checking the shutter condition - You can check the condition of the shutter by pressing it. The short click sound will result. Checking the irises - After removing the back cover of a camera, it is normal to see the closed lens opening up when you press the shutter.
  • Page 52 Internet address - http : //www.samsungcamera.com/ The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC) SAMSUNG U.K. LTD. PHOTO PRODUCTS DIV. SAMSUNG HOUSE, 3 RIVERBANK WAY, GREAT WEST ROAD, BRENTFORD, MIDDLESEX,TW8 9RE, U.K. TEL : (44) 208-232-3348 FAX : (44) 20-8569-8385...

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