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Acer Digital camera 6.20 Mega pixels User Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Package Contents GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Front View Rear View Mode Dial LCD Monitor Information 10 PREPARING THE CAMERA 10 Installing the Batteries 11 Using the AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory) 12 Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) 13 GETTING STARTED 13 Turning the Power On/Off 13 Choosing the Screen Language...
  • Page 2 29 PLAYBACK MODE - THE BASICS 29 Viewing Images 29 Magnifying Images 30 Thumbnail Display 30 Slideshow Display 31 Resizing an Image 32 VIDEO MODE 32 Recording Video Clips 33 Playing Back Video Clips 34 PLAYBACK MODE – ADVANCED FEATURES 34 Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on TV 35 Deleting Images/Video Clips 36 Protecting Images/Video Clips...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the new digital camera! Equipped with a 6.20 Megapixels CCD sensor, your camera delivers good quality, 2848 x 2136 resolution images. Other features provided by the camera include the following: 6.20 Megapixels A high-resolution CCD sensor provides 6.20 megapixels for good quality of images.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items. In the event that any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly contact your dealer. Common Product Components: Digital camera AV cable User’s manual Camera strap...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Front View 1. Shutter button 6. Mode dial 2. Flash 7. Self-timer LED 3. Microphone 8. Viewfinder window 4. Lens 9. PC (USB) / AV OUT terminal 5. Power button 10.DC IN 3V terminal EN-5...
  • Page 6: Rear View

    Rear View Arrow button (Right) 1. Viewfinder Self-timer button 2. Diopter adjustment dial Arrow button (Down) 3. Viewfinder LED Exposure Zoom in (telephoto) button compensation button Zoom out (wide-angle) Delete button button Display button Playback button OK button 6. Strap holder 13.
  • Page 7: Mode Dial

    Mode Dial You can select from seven shooting modes and setup mode according to shooting conditions to achieve the desired effect. Mode Description Power button Press to turn on/off the power. Program Select this mode to permit the shutter speed and aperture to be set automatically. Auto Select this mode to adjust point-and- shoot action.
  • Page 8: Lcd Monitor Information

    LCD Monitor Information Camera Mode 1.6x 2004.09.17 1. Mode indication 7. Self-timer mode Program Mode ] OFF [ A ] Auto Mode ] 2 sec. delay Video Mode ] 10 sec. delay [ M ] Manual Mode ] 10+2 sec. delay 10+2 [ Av ] Aperture priority Mode...
  • Page 9 Video Mode 1. Video mode 00:33 2. Recordable movie time available 3. SD memory card indicator (if present) 4. Battery power indicator 5. Focus area Image Playback 1. Playback mode 2. SD memory card indicator (if present) 3. Battery power indicator 100-0001 2848X2136 4.
  • Page 10: Preparing The Camera

    PREPARING THE CAMERA Installing the Batteries You can use 2 AA size batteries to power the camera. Make sure that the power of the digital camera is off before inserting or removing the batteries. 1. Make sure the camera is turned off. 2.
  • Page 11: Using The Ac Power Adapter (Optional Accessory)

    Using the AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory) Use of the AC power adapter is recommended if you intend to use the LCD monitor for a long time or connect the camera to a PC. 1. Make sure your camera is turned off. 2.
  • Page 12: Inserting And Removing An Sd Memory Card (Optional Accessory)

    Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card (Optional Accessory) The digital camera comes with 12MB of internal memory, allowing you to store captured still images or video clips in the digital camera. Moreover, you can also expand the memory capacity by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card so that you can store more files.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Turning the Power On/Off Press the button until the digital camera turns on. To turn the power off, press the button again. Choosing the Screen Language When the camera is turned on for the first time, a language-selection screen will be displayed in the monitor.
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time Follow the steps below to set the date display style, current date and time. 1. Rotate the mode dial to SET-UP and turn your Set-up2 Set-up3 Set-up1 camera on by pressing the button. Format The [Set-up1] menu is displayed. Beeper Louder 2.
  • Page 15: Formatting An Sd Memory Card Or Internal Memory

    Formatting an SD Memory Card or Internal Memory The term “Formatting” means preparing an “SD Memory Card” to record images; this process is also called “initialization”. This utility formats the internal memory (or memory card) and erases all stored images and data. 1.
  • Page 16: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor Your camera is equipped with a 2.0" LTPS TFT-LCD monitor to help you compose images, replay recorded images/video clips or adjust menu settings. The mode icons, text and numbers displayed on the monitor may vary according to the current settings.
  • Page 17: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE Shooting Images - The Basics 1. Rotate the mode dial to , P, Av, Tv, M or SCN and turn your camera on by pressing the button. 2. Compose the image on the monitor screen so that the main subject is within the focus frame. 3.
  • Page 18: Setting Image Resolution And Quality

    Setting Image Resolution and Quality As you get to know the digital camera, you can set the image resolution (number of vertical and horizontal pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the types of images you want to shoot. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored in memory, or on a memory card.
  • Page 19: Using The Zoom Function

    Using the Zoom Function This camera is equipped with 3x optical zoom. The lens moves during the optical zoom photography, allowing you to capture telephoto and wide-angle shots. By using the optical zoom function; images appear closer by pressing the button, or smaller away by pressing the button.
  • Page 20: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of flash. You can take an image using a desired flash mode to suit your circumstances. 1. Rotate the mode dial to , P, Av, Tv, M or SCN. 2.
  • Page 21: Using The Self-Timer

    Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used in situations such as group shots. When using this option, you should either mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface. 1. Secure the camera to a tripod or place it on a stable surface.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Exposure (Ev Compensation)

    Adjusting the Exposure (EV Compensation) You can manually adjust the exposure determined by the digital camera. Use this mode when the proper exposure cannot be obtained, for example, when the contrast (different between light and dark) between the subject and the background is extremely large.
  • Page 23: Using The Mode Dial

    USING THE MODE DIAL Auto Mode [ (Auto) mode is the simplest way which allows you to take still pictures without having to set special functions or manual adjustments. The camera sets the optimal focusing and exposure. 1. Rotate the mode dial to and turn your camera on by pressing the button.
  • Page 24: Aperture Priority Mode [ Av ]

    Aperture Priority Mode [ Av ] In this mode, images are captured with the priority given to aperture. The shutter speed is automatically set according to the aperture. The aperture will affect the depth-of-field of the picture. If you set a large aperture (lower F value), you can capture portrait images with an out-of-focus background.
  • Page 25: Scene Mode [ Scn ]

    Scene Mode [ SCN ] You can select the scene mode according to the shooting scene. There are 4 available modes in this scene mode. ] Night scene: This mode allows you to take photographs of people against a dusk or night-time background.
  • Page 26: Advanced Shooting

    ADVANCED SHOOTING Burst This mode is used for continuous shooting. 3 pictures are taken continuously once the shutter button is pressed. 1. Rotate the mode dial to , P , SCN , Tv , Av Mode3 Mode1 Mode2 or M and turn your camera on by pressing the Metering button.
  • Page 27: Auto Exposure Bracketing (Aeb)

    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots after you press the shutter button once. AEB settings can be combined with exposure compensation settings to extend the adjustment range. 1.
  • Page 28: Selecting The Metering Mode

    Selecting the Metering Mode You can select the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. 1. Rotate the mode dial to P, SCN, Tv, Av or M Mode3 Mode1 Mode2 and turn your camera on by pressing the Metering button.
  • Page 29: Playback Mode - The Basics

    PLAYBACK MODE - THE BASICS Viewing Images You can display the still images you have just captured at a time. 1. Press the button to turn on the camera. 2. Press the (Playback) button. 100-0001 The last recorded image appears on the LCD 2848X2136 Size monitor.
  • Page 30: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously so you may search for a particular image. 1. Press the (Playback) button. The last recorded image appears on the LCD m o n i t o r . 2.
  • Page 31: Resizing An Image

    Resizing an Image You can change the image size of a captured image to one of the following sizes: 2848 x 2136 pixel, 2272 x 1704 pixel, 1600 x 1200 pixel and 640 x 480 pixel. 1. Press the (Playback) button. Playback1 Playback2 The last recorded image appears on the...
  • Page 32: Video Mode

    VIDEO MODE Recording Video Clips This mode allows you to record video clips with sound via built-in microphone. 1. Rotate the mode dial to and turn your camera on by pressing the button. 2. Press the shutter button to start recording. 3.
  • Page 33: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back recorded video clips. A guide to operation appears on the LCD monitor during the video playback. 1. Press the (Playback) button. 2. Use to go through the images 100-0001 until the video clip you want to play back 320X240 Size is displayed.
  • Page 34: Playback Mode - Advanced Features

    P L A Y B A C K M O D E – A D V A N C E D FEATURES Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on TV You can also playback your images on a TV screen. Before connecting to any device, make sure to select NTSC/PAL system to match the video output system of the video equipment you are going to connect to the digital camera, then turn all connected devices off.
  • Page 35: Deleting Images/Video Clips

    Deleting Images/Video Clips Use this function to delete one or all images/video clips stored in the internal memory or memory card. Please note that the deleted images or video clips cannot be recovered. Exercise caution before deleting a file. 1. Rotate the mode dial to , P, Av, Tv, M, Delete SCN or...
  • Page 36: Protecting Images/Video Clips

    Protecting Images/Video Clips Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. 1. Press the (Playback) button. Playback1 Playback2 The last recorded image appears on the Slide Show SLIDE SHOW LCD monitor. Protect 2. In (Playback) mode, use to select the desired images.
  • Page 37: Setting The Dpof

    Setting the DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. By using DPOF, you can select an image to be printed and then specify how many prints or which image you would like. Take your memory card to a DPOF enabled printer that accepts memory cards.
  • Page 38 Step Figure Procedure Press the MENU button to return to the image playback mode. * The is marked on the displayed image. To unmark the mark, go back to step 3 to select DPOF One Image [Reset All] with All Images Reset All Set : Return :...
  • Page 39: Transferring Files From Your Digital Camera To Computer

    TRANSFERRING FILES FROM YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA TO COMPUTER After using USB cable to establish a USB connection between the camera and your computer, you can use your computer to share recorded images or video clips with your family or friends via e-mail or post them on the Web. In order to do this, you must install the USB driver onto your computer first.
  • Page 40: Step 1: Install The Usb Driver

    Step 1: Install the USB driver Installation on Windows 98 & 98SE The USB driver on the supplied CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows 98 and 98SE. Windows 2000/ME/XP users need not install the USB driver. 1. Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. 2.
  • Page 41: Step 3: Download Images Or Video Clips

    Step 3: Download images or video clips When the digital camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is considered to be a disk drive, just like a floppy disk or CD. You can download (transfer) images by copying them from the “Removable disk” (“untitled” or “unlabeled”...
  • Page 42: Editing Software Installation

    EDITING SOFTWARE INSTALLATION Installing NTI Photo Suite PC users will find that NTI Photo Suite is a very user-friendly image-editing program. With NTI Photo Suite, you can retouch, compose, and organize your images. It includes a variety of templates, such as photo frames, birthday cards, calendars and more.
  • Page 43: Using The Digital Camera As A Pc Camera

    USING THE DIGITAL CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA Your digital camera can act as a PC camera, which allows you to videoconference with business associates, or have a real-time conversation with friends or family. To use the digital camera for videoconferencing, your computer system must include the items as below: Microphone Sound card...
  • Page 44: Step 2: Connect The Digital Camera To Your Computer

    Step 2: Connect the digital camera to your computer 1. Rotate the mode dial to SET-UP and turn your camera on by pressing the button. USB Mode 2. Press to select the [Set-up2] menu, then use PictBridge to select [USB Mode]. Press the button.
  • Page 45: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Camera Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images. Mode3 Mode1 Mode2 Mode1 Mode2 Auto Mode3 Mode3 Mode1 Mode2 Mode3 Image Size Image Size Metering Color Quality Quality Medium Sharpness Capture Mode Capture Mode W W .Balance .Balance...
  • Page 46 In P, SCN, Tv, Av or M Mode Mode1 Item Functional Description Image Size Refer to “Camera Menu - In (Auto) Mode” in LIST OF MENU OPTIONS. Quality Refer to “Camera Menu - In (Auto) Mode” in LIST OF MENU OPTIONS. W.
  • Page 47 Mode2 Item Functional Description Metering Refer to section in this manual titled “Selecting the Metering Mode” for further details. Capture Refer to “Camera Menu - In (Auto) Mode” in Mode LIST OF MENU OPTIONS. Digital Zoom This sets whether or not to use digital zoom at the time of shooting.
  • Page 48 Mode3 Item Functional Description Color Sets the color of the image that will be captured. Full Color Black & White Sepia Sharpness Sets the level of image sharpness. Medium High Saturation To capture an image, your camera offers you three different degrees of color to match with your preference.
  • Page 49: Video Menu

    Video Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips. Video Color Digital Zoom Set : Exit :MENU 1 / 2 1. Rotate the mode dial to and turn your camera on. 2. Press the MENU button. 3.
  • Page 50: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the (Playback) menu, set which settings are to be used for playback. Playback1 Playback2 Playback1 Playback2 Slide Show Resize SLIDE SHOW Protect Quality Change Copy To Card DPOF COPY DPOF Exit :MENU MENU Set : 1 / 3 Set : Exit :MENU 1 / 3 1.
  • Page 51 [Playback2] settings Item Functional Description Resize Changes the size of a recorded image. Resizing replaces the original image with the changed image. Only resizing to the smaller size is available. 2848x2136 2272x1704 1600x1200 640x480 Quality Change Change the quality (compression rate) of a recoded image. Compresses images down to half of their size or more, overwrites an old size images with a newly compressed image.
  • Page 52: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu This feature allows you to set up the default settings by preference for using your camera. Set-up2 Set-up3 Set-up2 Set-up1 Set-up2 Set-up3 Set-up1 Set-up1 Set-up3 Format Reset Number USB Mode NTSC Beeper Louder NTSC Set To Default Date & Time y/m/d LCD Brightness Y/M/D...
  • Page 53 [Set-up2] settings Item Functional Description USB Mode Selects to choose one of the following modes for further settings. * PC / PictBridge / PC CAM. Sets video output of the camera for matching the video output system of the equipment that you are going NTSC to connect to the camera.
  • Page 54 [Set-up3] settings Item Functional Description Reset Number Sets whether or not to reset the file number when you take photographs. This creates a new folder. The captured images are recorded to the newly created folder from number 0001. If you want to reset the file number, be sure that no images are recorded in the internal memory or the SD memory card.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image Sensor Effective pixels 6.20 Mega pixels Image size Still image: 2848 x 2136, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 640 x 480 Video clip: 320 x 240 (20 fps) Image quality Still image: Fine, Normal, Economy Movie image: Economy Recording media 12MB internal memory...