CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Overview Package Contents GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Rear View Mode dial Status LED Indicator LCD Monitor Icons 1 2 GETTING STARTED 12 Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) 13 Charging the Battery 14 Using an AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory) 14 Inserting and Removing an SD Card (Optional Accessory) 15 Setting the Date and Time 16 Choosing the Display Language...
3 3 PLAYBACK MODE 33 Playing Back Still Images 34 Playing Back Video Clips 34 Attaching Voice Memos 35 Thumbnail Display 36 Zoom Playback 37 Slideshow Display 38 Protecting Images 40 [ ] Deleting Images 42 DPOF Settings 43 Resizing an Image (Resize) 44 Compressing an Image (Quality Change) 4 5 MENU OPTIONS 45 Photography Menu (Capture tab)
INTRODUCTION Overview Congratulations on your purchase of the new digital camera. Capturing high-quality digital images is fast and easy with this state-of-the-art smart camera. Equipped with a 8.28 Mega pixels CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3296 x 2472 pixels. Package Contents Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items: Digital Camera...
GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Name Description Mode dial Sets the camera mode Focuses and locks both focus & exposure when Shutter button pressed halfway down. Captures the image when pressed all the way down. Power indicator Lights on when the camera power is turned on. POWER (Power) button Turns the camera power on and off.
Rear View Name Description Status LED Indicates the cameras operational status. Allows you to compose your subject using the Viewfinder window optical viewfinder. Provides a clearer image when using the optical Diopter adjustment dial viewfinder. Mode switch Sets the camera mode. Photography mode Selects this when capturing still images or recording video clips.
Multi-selector button # Name Description 1 SET button Enters the menu page and confirms the chosen setting. button Scrolls upwards. (Focus) button Allows you to choose the appropriate focus setting. button Scrolls right. (Flash) button Allows you to choose the appropriate flash setting. button Scrolls downwards.
Mode dial Mode Description Auto photography The camera automatically sets for exposure, etc. In program mode the shutter speed and P Program aperture will be set automatically, but other (auto exposure) parameters may be set manually. You may specify the shutter speed while the Tv Shutter speed priority camera sets the corresponding aperture value.
Status LED Indicator The status LED indicates the current operational status of the camera. The meaning of the LED changes depending upon what the camera is doing. During During power During Color State connection to photography a PC Green Ready for shot. System ready.
LCD Monitor Icons For Photography modes: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 1. Mode icon 2. Zoom status 3. Voice memo 4. Battery condition ] Full battery power ] Medium battery power ] Low battery power ] Virtually no battery power 5.
For Photography modes: [P] [Tv] [Av] [M] 1 / 125 00356 01/06/2005 20:50 00356 12 11 After pressing the SET button 1. Mode icon 13. Date and time 2. Zoom status 14. Long-exposure time warning icon 3. Voice memo (potential for hand-shake blur) 4.
For Movie mode [ 1. Mode icon 2. Zoom status 3. Battery condition 4. Video resolution 5. Available recording time/Elapsed time 6. Video quality 7. Self-timer icon 8. Date and time 9. Focus setting 01/06/2005 13:09 10:13 Playback mode [ ] -Still image playback 1.
GETTING STARTED Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) We highly recommend using specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery (1050mAh, 3.7V) to realize the full capability of your camera. Charge the battery fully before using the camera. Make sure that the power of the camera is off before inserting or removing the battery.
Charging the Battery Using the optional AC power adapter may charge the battery or operate the camera as power supply. Make sure that the power of the camera is off and then insert the battery before starting. 1. Insert one end of the AC power adapter into the DC IN 5V terminal of the camera.
Using an AC Power Adapter (Optional Accessory) Using an AC power adapter prevents the camera from automatically powered off while transferring files to your computer. Perform the steps in the preceding section “Charging the Battery”. Make sure to use only the AC power adapter specified for the digital camera.
Setting the Date and Time The date/time needs to be set if/when: Camera is turned on for the first time. Camera is turned on after leaving the camera without the battery for an extended period of time. When the date and time information is not displayed on the LCD monitor, follow these steps to set the correct date and time.
Choosing the Display Language Choose an On-Screen Display (OSD) language for information to be displayed on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ The setup menu is displayed. 2. Select [Custom] with the buttons.
Formatting an SD Memory Card Formatting an SD card will erase all of the images and folders that have been recorded on the SD card. Formatting is not possible when the SD card in the locked condition. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ [Basic] of the setup menu is displayed.
Setting Image Resolution and Quality Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and compression ratio for your images. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored on a memory card. As you get to know the camera, it is recommended that you try each quality and resolution setting to get an appreciation for the effects that these settings will have on your images.
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ] Auto Mode Auto photography mode is perhaps the most commonly used photography mode. Images can be captured simply because the exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture setting) is determined automatically to suit the photographic conditions. You can use either the optical viewfinder and/or the 2.5"...
4. Press the shutter button down halfway. Pressing the shutter button down halfway automatically focuses and adjusts the exposure. The focus-area frame turns blue and the status LED lights green when the camera is focused and exposure is determined. When the focus or exposure is not suitable, the frame of the focus area turns yellow and the status LED flashes red.
Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 4.0 times digital zoom permits zoom photography up to 12 times to suit the subject and the distance. Digital zoom is a compelling feature, however, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixelated (grainer) the image will appear.
Setting the Flash Set the flash for capturing images. The flash mode can be selected for the particular photographic conditions. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. The available flash modes are dependant on the selected photography mode, scene mode, and capture mode.
Setting the Focus Images can be captured with the focus determined automatically using auto focus. You may over-ride the auto focus and specify [ ] macro or [ ] infinity. The focus setting will be maintained even when the power is turned off or when Auto Power Off is activated.
Setting the Self-timer This setting allows images to be captured with the self-timer. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Toggle the button to select the setting. Each press of the button moves the icon one step through the sequence and displays it on the screen.
Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction Images can be captured with the overall scene intentionally made brighter or darker. These settings are used when a suitable brightness (exposure) cannot otherwise be obtained in circumstances where the difference in brightness between the subject and the background (the contrast) is large, or when the subject that you wish to capture is very small within the scene.
[P] Program (Automatic Exposure) Photography Mode The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture to suit the brightness of the subject. This allows you to capture image with ease just like when the [ ] mode is selected. 1.
[Tv] Shutter Speed Priority Photography Mode In this mode, images are captured with the priority given to shutter speed. The aperture is automatically set according to the shutter speed. If you set a fast shutter speed, you can capture images of moving subjects that look as if they are still.
[Av] Aperture Priority Photography Mode 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 camera. If you set a small aperture (higher F value), you can capture portrait images with an out-of-focus background.
[M] Manual Mode In manual mode, the aperture value and the shutter speed can be varied individually. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [M]. 2. Press the SET button. After pressing the SET button in [M] mode, the buttons turns into buttons for adjusting shutter speed.
Setting the Scene Mode By simply selecting one of the following 12 modes, you can capture the image with most appropriate settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. a.
Setting the Panorama Mode This mode is designed to make it easier to take a series of shots then stitch them together with software to make a single photo. You can capture a photographic subject that won’t fit into a single frame, such as a landscape, and stitch it together later with a program such as Cool 360 or Photoshop application.
[ ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor. Insert the SD card into the camera and turn on the power before starting. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. The last image appears on the screen.
Playing Back Video Clips You can play back video clips recorded on the camera. You can also play back voice. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. The last image appears on the screen. / buttons. 2. Select the desired video clip with the ] icon is displayed with the video data.
Attaching Voice Memos A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded like a memo annotation for each still image. The voice memo can be recorded only once. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. The last image appears on the screen. 2.
Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor simultaneously, so you can quickly search for the image that you want. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. The last image appears on the screen. 2.
Zoom Playback This mode also allows you to enlarge your image on the selected portion of theimage to check for small details. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. 2. Press the buttons to select the image you want to enlarge. You can also select the image you want to enlarge from the thumbnail display.
Slideshow Display The slideshow function enables you to play back your still images automatically in sequential order as a slideshow. This is very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing captured images and for presentations. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. 2.
Protecting Images You may protect an image from accidental deletion, or erasure. Protecting Images 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. 2. Select the image that you want to protect with the buttons. 3. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 4.
[ ] Deleting Images Immediate Erasure (Quick Delete Function) The quick delete function enables you to delete the last-captured image during capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes.
5. Select [Execute] with the buttons, and press the SET button. To not delete, select [Cancel], and press the SET button. Deleting an image will not affect sequential image numbering. For example, if you delete image number 240, the next captured image will be numbered 241 even though 240 no longer exists.
DPOF Settings DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. Files saved in the DPOF format can be printed using compatible printers or through a laboratory printing device. 1. Set the mode dial to [ ]. 2.
/ buttons, and press the SET button. 9. Select date to [On] or [Off] with the [On]: The date of the photograph will also be printed. [Off]: The date of the photograph will not be printed. 10. Select [Print Enable] with the buttons, and press the SET button.
Compressing an Image (Quality Change) Changes 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. Only quality changing to the lower quality level is available.
MENU OPTIONS Photography Menu (Capture tab) This menu is for basic settings used when capturing images in the photography modes. These settings are retained even if the camera is turned off or the Auto Power Off function is activated. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes.
Quality his sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured. ] Fine Normal Economy * [TIFF] TIFF TIFF setting is only available at resolution 3296 x 2472. Sharpness This sets the sharpness of the image that will be photographed. * Hard / Normal / Soft Saturation This sets the dsaturation of the image that will be captured.
Photography Menu (Function tab) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the button. The [Function] tab of the photography menu is displayed.
LCD Bright. Select a brightness level for the LCD monitor. The LCD becomes brighter with the button and darker with the button. The adjustment range is from -5 to +5. Digital Zoom Enter : Select This sets whether or not to use digital zoom at the time of photography. * On / Off Preview This sets whether or not to display the captured image on the screen...
Video Menu (Capture tab) This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. [Capture] menu is displayed. Normal 3. Select the desired [Capture] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
Video Menu (Function tab) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the button. Audio [Function] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item Digital Zoom with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, set which settings are to be used for playback. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. The playback menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
Setup Menu (Basic tab) In the setup menus you may adjust your camera’s operating environment. The settings will be retained after the power has been turned off or Auto Power Off is activated. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ The [Basic] tab of the set-up menu is displayed.
Setup Menu (Custom tab) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ 2. Select the [Custom] menu with the button. The [Custom] tab of the set-up menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Custom] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
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.
CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image sensor 8.28 Mega pixels CCD sensor <Still image> 3296 x 2472, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Image resolution < Video clip> 640 x 480, 320 x 240 LCD monitor 2.5" LTPS TFT color LCD Image quality Fine/Normal/Economy/TIFF 32 MB internal memory (25.9 MB for image storage)