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   Summary of Contents for Acer Digital camera 10.1 Mega pixels CCD

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENT 2 INTRODUCTION 26 [ ] Video Mode Overview 27 [ ] Panorama Mode Package Contents 27 [ ] Anti-Shake Mode 3 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA 28 Recording a Subject onto an Existing Front View Background Image (Pre-Shot) Rear View 29 Combining Shots of Two People into a LCD Monitor Icons Single Image (Coupling Shot)
  • Page 2: Introduction

    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 an 10.1-megapixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3648 x 2736 pixels. Package Contents Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items: Digital Camera...
  • Page 3: Getting To Know The 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.
  • Page 4: Rear View

    Rear View Name Description Status LED Indicates the cameras operational status. Allows you to compose your subject using the optical Viewfinder window 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.
  • Page 5 SET /Direction 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.
  • Page 6: Mode Dial

    Mode dial Name Description Auto The camera automatically sets for exposure, etc. 2. SCN Scene Mode Point-and-shoot simplicity when capturing images under 16 special conditions. 3. P Program In program mode the shutter speed and aperture will be (auto exposure) set automatically, but other parameters may be set manually.
  • Page 7: Lcd Monitor Icons

    LCD Monitor Icons For Photography modes: [ ], [ SCN ] Mode icon Storage media Internal memory (no card) SD memory card Zoom status Voice memo Battery condition ] Full battery power ] Medium battery power ] Low battery power 01/06/2006 20:50 00053...
  • Page 8 For Photography modes: [P], [Tv], [Av], [M], [ ], [ ] Mode icon Storage media Zoom status Voice memo Battery condition Flash mode Histogram Main focus area 1 / 125 00053 Capture mode icon 10. Image resolution 11. Available number of shots 12.
  • Page 9 For Photography mode: [ ] 1. Mode icon 2. Storage media 3. Zoom status 4. Battery condition 5. Flash mode 6. White balance 7. Metering 8. Main focus area 9. [ ] Exposure compensation ] Backlight correction 10. Image resolution 00053 11.
  • Page 10 For Video mode [ 1. Mode icon 2. Storage media 3. Zoom status 4. Battery condition 5. Video resolution 6. Available recording time/Elapsed time 7. Video quality 8. Self-timer icon 9. Date and time 01/06/2006 13:09 10:13 10. White balance icon 11.
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap (Optional Accessory) Attach the camera strap as shown in the illustration. Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) We highly recommend using specified rechargeable lithium-ion battery (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.
  • Page 12: Charging 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.
  • Page 13: Using An Ac Power Adapter (optional Accessory)

    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. Damage caused by the use of an incorrect adapter is not covered under the warranty.
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    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.
  • Page 15: Setting Image Resolution And Quality

    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. 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.
  • Page 16: Photography Mode

    PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ] Auto Mode Auto photography mode is 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" LCD monitor to compose your images.
  • Page 17: Recording Voice Memos

    Recording Voice Memos A voice memo can be recorded once for 30 seconds at still image mode immediately following a still image capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes, except for [ ] and [ ] modes.
  • Page 18: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 10.4 times digital zoom permits zoom photography up to 31.2 times to suit the subject and the distance. While digital zoom can be a useful feature, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
  • Page 19: Setting The Flash

    Setting the Flash Set the flash for capturing images. The flash firing mode can be set to suit for the photographic conditions. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Toggle the button to select the desired flash mode. Setting the Self-timer This setting allows images to be captured with the self-timer.
  • Page 20: Setting The Focus

    Setting the Focus Images can be captured with the distance to the subject set by Normal Auto Focus, ] Macro or [ ] Infinity. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. The available focus settings will depend on the selected photography mode.
  • Page 21: Exposure Compensation/backlight

    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.
  • Page 22: Scn] Scene Mode

    [SCN] Scene Mode By simply selecting one of the following 16 modes, you can capture the image with most appropriate settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [SCN]. Press the MENU button. Select [Scene Mode] with the buttons, and press the SET button.
  • Page 23: Tv] Shutter Speed Priority

    [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. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [P].
  • Page 24: Av] Aperture Priority Mode

    [Av] Aperture Priority 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.
  • Page 25 [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. Toggle the button to select the shutter speed or aperture.
  • Page 26: User Setting Mode

    ] User Setting Mode This mode allows you manually set the setting parameters and all these settings will be memorized. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ 2. Compose the image, press the shutter button down halfway, then press it down fully.
  • Page 27: Panorama Mode

    ] 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.
  • Page 28: Recording A Subject Onto An Existing Background Image (pre-shot)

    Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background Image (Pre-Shot) Pre-Shot helps you get the background you want, even if you need to ask someone else to record the image for you. Basically, Pre-Shot is a two-step process. 1. You compose the background you want and press the shutter button, which causes a semi-transparent image of the background to remain on the monitor screen.
  • Page 29: Combining Shots Of Two People Into A

    Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image (Coupling Shot) The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two people and combine them into a single image. This makes it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even when there is no one else around to record the image for you.
  • Page 30: Playback Mode

    ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be displayed in reverse or forward with the buttons.
  • Page 31: Button Operations

    Button Operations During Playback During a Pause During a Stop (Forward play) The next image Pressing the button will 1-frame feed button is displayed. sequentially invoke 2x fast-forward, 4x fast-forward, regular play. (Reverse play) The previous Pressing the button will Reverse 1 frame image is button...
  • Page 32: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the same time which can help to quickly search for the image that you want. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 33: Zoom Playback

    Zoom Playback This mode also allows you to enlarge your image on the selected portion of the image 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.
  • Page 34: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. 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.
  • Page 35: Dpof Settings

    DPOF Settings DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format, which allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. You can select the images to be printed and how many prints to make with the DPOF menu in the camera and insert the memory card to the card compatible printer.
  • Page 36: Copying Files From Internal Memory To A Memory Card

    9. Select date to [On] or [Off] with the buttons, and press the SET button. [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.
  • Page 37: Changing The Camera Start Logo Image

    Changing the Camera Start Logo Image You can specify the start logo image for your camera. You can select the new start logo image among the captured still images. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Select the image that you want to protect with buttons.
  • Page 38: Deleting Images

    ] 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. 2.
  • Page 39 Deleting in Playback Mode Deleting a single image/Deleting all images 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image will be displayed on the screen. 2. Select the image you want to erase with the buttons. 3. Press the button.
  • Page 40: Connecting To A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    CONNECTING TO A PICTBRIDGE COMPLIANT PRINTER If a printer that supports PictBridge is available, images can be printed by connecting the digital still camera directly to the PictBridge-compatible printer without using a computer. Connecting the camera to the printer 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to your camera.
  • Page 41 3. If you select [Single] in the previous step, the figure shown on the right hand side will appear. Select the image that you want to print with / buttons. Select the [Print Num.] (up to 99) with the buttons. After selecting the desired image and printing number, press the SET button to confirm.
  • Page 42: Menu Options

    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 OFF function is activated. Available menu options in each photography mode: Scene Auto Capture...
  • Page 43 Anti-Shake Capture Function AE/AWB Size White Balance Quality LCD Bright. Manual WB Sharpness Digital Zoom Metering Contrast Preview Focus Area Color Date Print Flash Offset Beep 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to one of the photography modes. 2.
  • Page 44 Scene Mode Refer to section in this manual titled “Scene Mode” for further details. Size (resolution) This sets the resolution of the still-image that will be captured. 3648 x 2736 2816 x 2112 2048 x 1536 640 x 480 Quality This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured.
  • Page 45: Photography Menu (function Tab)

    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.
  • Page 46: Digital Zoom

    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 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 immediately after...
  • Page 47: Photography Menu (ae/awb Tab)

    Photography Menu (AE/AWB 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 [AE/ AWB] menu with the button. The [AE/AWB] tab of the photography menu is displayed.
  • Page 48: Focus Area

    This sets the sensitivity for capturing images. When the sensitivity is raised (and the ISO figure is increased), photography will become possible even in dark locations, but the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear. * 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / Auto In the [Auto] setting, the ISO value is automatically selected from ISO 64 to ISO 200.
  • Page 49: Playback 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.
  • Page 50: Setup1 Menu

    Setup1 Menu Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ Setup1 Play Setup2 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup1] menu with the button. The [Setup1] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired setting with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 51: Auto Off

    Setup2 Menu 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup2] menu with the button. The [Setup2] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Setup2] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 52: Transferring Recorded Images And Videos To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER System Requirements (Windows) Pentium 166 MHz or higher Windows 2000/XP 128MB RAM 128MB hard disk space CD-ROM drive Available USB port System Requirements (Macintosh) PowerPC G3/G4 OS 9.0 or later 128MB RAM 128MB hard disk space CD-ROM drive Available USB port...
  • Page 53: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Connecting the Camera to Your Computer 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB terminal of the camera. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 3. Turn on your camera. The [USB] screen appears.
  • Page 54: Downloading Images And Video Files

    Downloading Images and Video Files When the 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” disk on a Macintosh) to your computer hard drive.
  • Page 55: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image sensor 1/1.7” CCD sensor (10.1 megapixels) <Still image> 3648 x 2736, 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 Image resolution <Video clip> 640 x 480 (25 fps) LCD monitor 2.5” full color TFT LCD (230K pixels) Recording media 32 MB internal memory (25 MB available for image storage) Supports SD memory card (up to 2 GB) (optional)

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