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Samsung VEGA 290W User Manual

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    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 Power button Exposure sensor Shutter button Autofocus window Remote control sensor (Q.D. Model only) Flash Lens Self-timer lamp Viewfinder...

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    Rear / Bottom Autofocus indicator(Green LED) Flash indicator(Red LED) Viewfinder Diopter adjustment dial LCD panel Mode dial Buzzer ON/OFF button Tripod socket Mid-roll rewind button Normal/Panorama switch Zoom Button(WIDE) Zoom Button(TELE) Film check window Strap eyelet Back cover release button Flash button (Flash mode selection button) Self mode button...

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    Interior Back cover Film pressure plate Film pressure roller Spool Film sensor DX contacts...

  • Page 7: Lcd Panel

    LCD PANEL Flash mode Focal length unit(mm) Seconds(s) when Bulb mode Self-timer( Double self-timer( 2 sec. delayed shutter release( Date(Year, Month, Date, Time) Focal length Exposure counter Caption Letter indicator Month Year Exposure unit(EX) Film rewinding indicator Film present indicator Film loading indicator Back-cover open indicator Film loading failure warning indicator(E)

  • Page 8: Viewfinder And Indicators

    VIEWFINDER AND INDICATORS Viewfinder Close range picture area mark - WIDE : Optimum picture area when shoot within 0.6m~1.5 m - TELE : Optimum picture area when shoot within 0.7m ~ 2m Picture area frame - WIDE : Optimum picture area when shoot over 1.5 m - TELE : Optimum picture area when shoot over 2m Autofocus frame (Focus on the subject with this frame) Indicators...

  • 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. In order to avoid camera shake, hold the camera steady, especially when using longer focal lengths (Tele).

  • 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. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take a picture. The film will automatically advance after shooting and the frame counter will advance.

  • 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 1 short beep Selection 3 beeps Warning 3 short beeps Warning/Error When AF Lock (shorter than minimum shooting range) occurs 5 long beeps Completion The buzzer function can be selected by Buzzer ON/OFF button and it will operate only if the buzzer mark appears on the LCD panel.

  • Page 18: Rewinding The Film

    REWINDING THE FILM 1. Automatic rewinding 2. Mid-roll rewinding NOTE 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 ( You may remove the film at this point.

  • Page 19: 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> <Normal picture> <Day-Month-Year> <Day-Hour-Minute> <Panorama shot> <Selecting caption print> Press the DATE button to select one of the different formats. (Refer to the left sequences) The "PRINT"...

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    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 21: Using The Flash Mode

    USING THE FLASH MODE You can select the flash mode by pressing the FLASH button. <Auto red-eye reduction> <Flash off> <Fill-in flash&Red-eye reduction> NOTE <Auto flash> In case of the "Auto Flash" function, the camera will retain the mode even though the camera is turned off. When you turn on the camera, check the LCD panel.

  • Page 22: Using The Shooting Mode

    USING THE SHOOTING MODE You can select the shooting mode by turning the dial clockwise or counter-clockwise. <Portrait Zoom> <Step Zoom> <Snap Shooting> <Bulb Shooting> <Normal Photography> <Spot Shooting> <Continuous Shooting> <Landscape Shooting>...

  • Page 23: Using The Self Mode

    USING THE SELF MODE You can select the self mode by pressing the Self mode button. NOTE <Self-timer> <Normal photography> With the "Non Q.D. model", the "Remote control shooting" indicator does not appear on the LCD panel. After using the "2 sec. Delayed Shutter Release"...

  • Page 24: Auto Red-eye Reduction

    AUTO AUTO RED-EYE REDUCTION NOTE The red-eye reduction mode dramatically reduce the possible red-eye effect by emitting rapid pre-flash to shrink the subject s pupils before the main flash fires. Do not allow the subject to move until the main flash has fired. Shooting beyond the scope of the flash range will induce the activation of the buzzer and the zoom lens.

  • Page 25: Auto Flash

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

  • Page 26: Fill-in Flash

    FILL-IN FLASH Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button twice. When the main subject is in shadow and the surrounding light conditions are too strong for the auto-flash to engage, the fill-in flash allows you to expose the subject correctly. NOTE When using this mode, the flash fires regardless of the brightness of the subject and background.

  • Page 27: Fill-in Flash And Red-eye Reduction

    FILL-IN FLASH AND RED-EYE REDUCTION Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button 3times. Use this mode when you take a picture of a person in low light condition. NOTE Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

  • Page 28: Flash Off

    FLASH OFF Select this mode by pressing the FLASH button 4 times. Use this mode when you want to take pictures without flash. NOTE When using the Flash Off function, you may need to use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

  • Page 29: Spot Shooting

    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 surrounded by other subjects in the picture.

  • Page 30: Continuous Shooting

    CONTINUOUS SHOOTING Select this mode by turning Mode 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. NOTE If flash is required, the time between shots will be increased due to the flash recycling.

  • Page 31: Landscape Shooting

    LANDSCAPE SHOOTING If you can t shoot clearly distant subjects through a window, use this mode by turning Mode Dial to LANDSCAPE mode. NOTE With this mode, the flash does not fire. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake in low light conditions. When LANDSCAPE mode is not in use change this mode into normal mode.

  • Page 32: Bulb Shooting(b Shutter)

    BULB BULB SHOOTING (B SHUTTER) To shoot subjects that require an extended shutter speed shooting such as Portrait in fireworks and night scenes, select this mode by turning Mode Dial. The shutter remains open as long as the shutter button is depressed. The time selected is shown on the LCD panel and the maximum time is 60 seconds.

  • Page 33: Snap Shooting

    SNAP SHOOTING Select SNAP mode by turning Mode Dial . Use this mode when taking a picture of active subjects such as children or pets. (They are difficult to focus on) When you select this mode, the camera will set the wide position (28mm) and the focus is fixed.

  • Page 34: Step Zoom

    STEP STEP ZOOM Select this mode by turning Mode Dial . Use this mode to take a number of pictures of the same subject using different focal lengths. The number of photos (up to 3) depends on the focal length chosen. (Refer to chart below) You can choose the focal length by operating the zoom buttons.

  • Page 35: Portrait Zoom

    PORTRAIT ZOOM Select this mode by turning Mode Dial . Use this mode to maintain a constant subject size within the frame, even though the distance to a subject may vary. Position your subject in the centre of the viewfinder and press the shutter button half-way.

  • Page 36: 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 37: Self-timer

    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. Then the lamp blinks rapidly for 3 seconds and the picture is taken.

  • Page 38: Double Self-timer

    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. NOTE When using the flash, the shooting interval may increase due to the flash recharging time.

  • Page 39: Second Delayed Shutter Release

    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 mode button 3 times before taking the picture.

  • Page 40: Remote Control Shooting(optional)

    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 using a remote control, press the Remote Control shooting button.

  • Page 41: Replacing The Battery Of The Remote Control(optional)

    REPLACING THE BATTERY OF THE REMOTE CONTROL (OPTIONAL) 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 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: 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 44: 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 45: 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 Schneider lens F4.5 ~ 11.0 / 28 -90mm...

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    116.5 x 65.5 x 43mm / 4.57 x 2.57 x 1.69in DIMENSIONS(WxHxD) 250g / 8.8oz (without battery) WEIGHT Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All data are based on SAMSUNG’S standard test methods. 28mm(WIDE) 5.3m / 17.4ft 90mm(TELE) 2.4m / 7.9ft...

  • Page 47: 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.

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    Internet address - http : // The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC) SAMSUNG U.K. LIMITED. PHOTO PRODUCTS DIV. SAMSUNG HOUSE, 3 RIVERBANK WAY, GREAT WEST ROAD, BRENTFORD, MIDDLESEX,TW8 9RE, U.K. TEL : (44) 20-8232-3348 FAX : (44) 20-8569-8385...

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