HP CA340 Digital Camera User Manual...
Precautions Before using the camera, please ensure that you read and understand the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or other intense light sources which could damage your eyesight.
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Getting Started Using This Menu Getting Started This section contains information you should know before using this camera. Basic Operation This section explains all recording features of this camera. Basic Recording This section explains how to record still images, movies, and audio files. Other Recording Functions This section explains common operations about recording images.
Unpacking Camera USB Cable Strap Software Installation 2 x AA Batteries Quick Start Guide CD-ROM Actual accessories may be different. Do not swing the camera around by the strap.
Parts of the Camera 1. Flash ( page 29) 2. Microphone 3. Lens 4. Self-timer Lamp 5. Zoom Button ( page 28) Thumbnail ( page 43) Playback Zoom page 42) 6. Playback Button page 13) 7. Menu Button ( page 16) 8.
15. Strap Ring 16. Shutter Button page 21, 34) 17. Power Button ( page 12) 18. Speaker 19. USB/AV Terminal page 20, 54) 20. Battery Cover ( page 5) 21. Tripod Hole...
Inserting the Batteries Open the battery cover. Slide the battery cover in the direction indicated by the arrow. Insert the batteries. Insert two AA-size batteries with the positive (+) and negative (-) poles matching the directions indicated inside the battery room. Close the battery cover.
Inserting the Memory Card You can use SD/SDHC Card with this digital camera. The memory card slot is located beneath the battery cover, adjacent to the battery compartment. Open the battery cover. Slide the battery cover in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Setting the Display Language / Date & Time When using the camera for the first time after purchasing, be sure to choose a language and set the date & time before using the camera. Setting the Display Language Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Setup Menu ( page 18).
Apply the setting. After adjusting the settings, press the OK or the MENU button to apply the setting. If the batteries are removed for longer than 48 hours, the Date and Time will need to be re-set.
Using the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor is used to compose images while recording, adjust settings and replay images. The following indicators may appear on the LCD monitor while recording or playing back images. REC mode Recording mode ( page 13) White balance ( page 37) Flash (...
PLAYBACK mode Playback mode ( page 13) Recording info ( page 11) Histogram Protect ( page 46) Captured date & time Voice memo ( page 36) File number / Total Voice memo control ( page 36) Battery ( page 5) DPOF ( page 51) Storage media...
Changing the LCD Status Press the DISP/ OK button changes the LCD status as shown below: REC mode (A) OSD on (B) Full OSD (C)Guide line (D) OSD off Use the “Guide line” to compose images easily before shooting images. PLAYBACK mode (A) OSD on (B) Full OSD...
Basic Operation Turning the Power On and Off Press the POWER button ( ) to turn on the camera in the REC mode. The power turns on, the lens extends and the LED lights in green. Press the PLAYBACK button ( ) to turn on the camera in the PLAYBACK mode.
Changing the Mode In REC mode, you can record images and sounds. In PLAYBACK mode, you can replay, delete, or edit images. Switching between REC mode and PLAYBACK mode In REC mode, press the PLAYBACK button ( ) to switch to the PLAY mode. In PLAY mode, press the PLAYBACK ( ) or the MODE ( ) button to switch to the REC mode.
Display Title Description Portrait Blurring the background to focus on the subject. Landscape Used for the wide scenic views. Sunset Enhance the red hue for recording sunset images. Backlight Shooting the image of backlight object by changing metering. Smile Capture the most brilliant smile of characters. Capture Kids Take a still image to capture moving kids.
Selecting the ASM mode Set the camera to the REC mode page 13). It cannot be switch to ASM mode while in Movie or Voice REC mode. Launch the ASM mode. Press the ASM button ( ) to toggle switch between Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Exposure mode.
Using the Menus When a menu is displayed, the four-way control and the OK button are used to make the desired settings. REC menu Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode page 13). Open the REC menu. Press the MENU button ( ) to display the menu.
Sharpness Effect Off / B&W / Sepia / Negative / Red / Green / Blue Date Stamp Off / Date / Date & Time Stabilizer Face Tracking Photo Frame Digital Zoom REC menu list (Movie) Menu Item Available Setting Page Movie Size Metering White Balance...
Setup menu Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC or PLAYBACK mode page 13). Press the MENU button ( ) to open the REC or PLAYBACK menu. The menu displays depends on whether you are in the REC mode or the PLAY- BACK mode.
Setup menu list Menu Item Functions [Shutter]: Sets the shutter sound on and off. Sets a type of the start-up sound. 3 different sound options [Start-up]: Sounds provided. [Beep]: Sets the operation sound on and off. [Volume]: Adjusts the volume of the shutter sound, start-up sound, beep and playback sound.
Menu Item Functions [Computer] / [Printer]: Sets the USB mode to connect the camera with a printer or computer ( page 54). Start-up image Sets a recorded image as the start-up image ( page 52). To erase all data stored in the memory card if you are using a card, or all data stored in the internal memory if there is no card inserted.
Basic Recording Recording Still Images Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode page 13). Compose the subject on the camera LCD monitor. Aim the focus area ( ) to the subject that you want to take. Half press the shutter button to focus the image.
Using smile capture Mode The smile capture model uses smile tracking to automatically capture images. Pressing the shutter button to start smile detecting. This feature is most useful in capturing different angles and smiles of moving people. When capturing an image with more than one person, the camera detects the smile of the closest person on the center of the screen.
Using Intelligent Scene Mode With the Intelligent Scene Mode, the camera automatically detects the shooting conditions and switches to the appropriate scene and settings when aiming on a subject. This feature is most useful for novice users to capture great images even without basic knowledge of photography To activate Intelligent Scene Select...
Icon Intelligent Scene Modes Description This mode is set when: There is no face detected Macro The focus distance is within the macro range. This mode can only be detected when you half press the shutter button. This mode is set when: There is no face detected Night Scene The focus distance is more than 1.5 meters.
Using Blink Detection Mode The Blink Detection mode tracks faces and determines captured image that contain subjects with blinked eyes. After shooting, when the camera detects that the subject blinked an eye, a menu selection appears to ask the user whether to save the image or not.
Using the Q mode The Q mode provides a simplified camera interface. Larger icons and fewer controls make it easier to take pictures anytime, especially for the beginners and elder users. You can use only the basic settings in the Q mode: Flash: Auto / Red eye / Force on / Slow sync / Force off Button...
Setting Image Size and Quality You can select lower image resolution and quality to decrease the image size to capture more images. Choose a suitable setting according to the desired image quality and purpose. For details, see page 16. Resolution Values Image Size Print Size 3648 x 2736...
Using the Zoom Function Your camera has a combination of optical and digital zoom functions that allows you to zoom in on far away subjects or zoom out for a wide angle shot. The optical zoom is achieved by mechanically adjusting the lens of the camera. The digital zoom enlarges or shrinks the image using a software process.
Using the Flash The flash is not only for taking pictures when there is insufficient light, but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Press the flash button to cycle your camera through the various flash modes. The flash will not activate when continuous shooting or movie recording.
Using the Macro Your camera is equipped with a macro function that allows you to focus on very close subjects. In macro mode you can focus on subjects 15 cm from the lens when in the maximum wide angle setting and 40 cm in the maximum telephoto setting. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode page 13).
Using the Self-timer & Burst Use the self-timer to set a delay from the time the shutter button is pressed to the time the image is shot. Use the burst to record continuous still images shooting. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the REC mode ( page 13).
Using the Aperture Priority In this mode, you can set an aperture value to match the brightness. A higher aperture value brings the background out of focus. Selecting a lower aperture value allows you to soften the background. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Aperture Priority page 15).
Using the Manual Exposure You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a particular effect. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Manual Exposure page 15). Use the OK button to switch between aperture value and shutter speed control.
Recording Movie Clips You can record movies with the camera, the available recording time depends on the capacity of the memory card. Videos can be recorded until the maximum memory capacity has been reached. However the length of a single video may be limited. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Movie mode page 13).
Setting the Movie Size Movie Size and Frame Rate Resolution Frame Rate 720 x 400 Higher Quality 30 frames/sec. 640 x 480 Lower Quality 320 x 240 Recording Audio Clips Turn the power on, and set the camera to the Voice REC mode page 13).
Recording a Voice Memo You can add a voice memo to the still images after you record it. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13). Press to select a still image that you want to add a voice memo to.
Other Recording Functions Setting the Metering There are 3 different light metering options available on your camera. Option Description Light is measured from the entire shooting screen, but gives more importance to the values near the center. Selects an exposure based on readings from multiple points in the subject area.
Setting the ISO With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. Option Description Auto Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically. ISO 100 Sets the sensitivity to ISO 100 equivalent. ISO 200 Sets the sensitivity to ISO 200 equivalent. ISO 400 Sets the sensitivity to ISO 400 equivalent.
Setting the Sharpness You can select whether you want the image to have sharp or soft outlines. Option Description The edges of the image are emphasized. The edges will become sharp, but noise may occur in the recording image. The edges of the image are sharp. This is suitable for printing. The edges of the image are softened.
Setting Stabilizer When using higher sensitivity and faster shutter speed settings this function helps prevent image blur; caused by hand shake or target movement. This function allows good pictures to be taken with little effort. Setting Face tracking After initializing the face tracking function, the lens will lock the main character in the picture and follow their movements.
Playback Playing Back Images Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode ( page 13). The latest recorded image appears on the LCD monitor. If there are no images stored, a message [No image] appears. Press the four-way control ( ).
Magnifying & Trimming Still Images Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode ( page 13). Select an image. Press ( ) to select the image that you want to magnify or trimming. Only still images can be magnified and trimmed.
Viewing in Thumbnail Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13). Press the zoom button [W], a thumbnail screen is displayed. Use the four-way control to select the desired image, and press [T] or the OK button to show the selected image in full screen.
Deleting Files Deleting a Single File Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13). Open the menu. Press the MENU button ( ), then use the four-way control ( ) to select Delete ( ) and press the OK button ( ).
Deleting Multiple Files Turn the power on, and set the camera to the thumbnail screen ( page 43). Open the menu. Press the MENU button, then Press to select to select Delete ) and press the OK button. Press to select [Select], and then press the OK button. The frame of the selected image turns green.
Protecting a Single File Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13). Open the menu. Press the MENU button, then use the four-way control to select Protect ) and press the OK button. Press to select [SINGLE], and then press the OK button.
Protecting Multiple Files Turn the power on, and set the camera to the thumbnail screen page 43). Open the menu. Press the MENU button, then Press to select to select Protect ( ) and press the OK button. Press to select [Select], and then press the OK button. The frame of the selected image turns green.
Editing Images Rotating Still Images Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode ( page 13). Press to select the image you want to rotate. Open the menu. Press the MENU button, then use the four-way control to select Rotate ) and press the OK button.
Changing the Image with Effects You may use Red Eye Removal remove the red eye caused by flash from original photo. Or use color filters to save as a new image. Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13).
Copying the Files You may copy the data from the camera’s internal memory to the memory card for convenience. Be sure you have inserted a memory card into your digital camera. Set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode. page 13). Open the menu.
Setting the DPOF The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) setting allows you to select images on the memory card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer.
Choosing a Startup Image Turn the power on, and set the camera to the PLAYBACK mode page 13). Open the menu. Press the MENU button, then use the four-way control to select Start-up Image ( ) and press the OK button. Press to select the image you want, then press the OK button to apply the choice.
Making Connections Connecting the Camera to a PC There are two ways to download files from the camera’s internal memory or memory card to a computer: Inserting the memory card into a card reader Connecting the camera to a computer using the supplied USB cable Using the Card Reader Eject the memory card from the camera and insert it in a card reader that is...
Appendix About the Folder & File Name Your digital camera automatically creates a directory of folders in the internal memory or memory card that it uses to organize still images, movie clips and other information. Folder Structure Folder name begins with a 3-digit number from HP CA340 (F:) DCIM 100 to 999 and followed by “HPDSC”, each folder...
Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution Power does not turn on. Battery is inserted in the wrong Reload battery in the correct direction. direction. Batteries are dead. Replace or recharge batteries. The battery compartment door Make sure the battery compartment is open. door is securely closed.
Specifications Sensor 10 Mega Pixels CCD, Size : 1/2.3 inch Lens Focal Length : f = 6.2 ( W ) ~ 18.6 ( T ) mm , 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom LCD monitor 2.5” LCD monitor Focus Range Normal: Wide : 15 cm ~ Infinity / Tele : 40 cm ~ Infinity , Macro: (W) 15 cm ~ 1 m / (T) 40 cm~ 1 m Aperture...
Speaker Built-in Dimension Camera Body ( W x H x T ) : 89.6 x 60.8 x 29 mm Weight Camera Body w/o battery : Approx. 120 (g) *These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Function Available List Still Capture Mode Scene Mode Intelligent Scene Function Shutter & Lens One time AF Continuous AF Infinity Fixed W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 W:1/30 Flash_Auto T: 1/60 T: 1/60 T: 1/60 T: 1/60 T: 1/60 T: 1/60...
Focus Mode Flash Up & Down...
Exposure Drive Mode Highlight...
Face Tracking Photo Frame Digital Zoom...
Photography Terms and Definitions Terms Definitions A simple technique professional photographers use to ensure they properly auto exposure expose their pictures, especially in challenging lighting situations. When AEB is bracketing (AEB): selected, the camera automatically takes three or more shots with a different exposure for each frame.
digital still camera A camera incorporating an image sensor which outputs a digital signal (DSC) representing a still picture, or records a digital signal representing a still picture on a removable medium, such as a memory card or magnetic disk. The ratio of the maximum luminance level that appears unclipped to the dynamic range minimum luminance level that can be reproduced with an incremental signal to...
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