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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 28 [ ] PLAYBACK MODE Package Contents 28 Playing Back Still Images 29 Playing Back Video Clips GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA 30 Attaching Voice Memos Front View 31 Zoom Playback Rear View 32 Slideshow Display Mode Dial 33 Protecting Images LCD Monitor Icons 35 [ ] Deleting Images...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION 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 8.1 Mega pixels CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3264 x 2448 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 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.
  • Page 5 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.
  • Page 6: Mode Dial

    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.
  • Page 7: Lcd Monitor Icons

    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.
  • Page 8 For Photography modes: [P] [Tv] [Av] [M] Set:Tv control 01/06/2005 20:50 0035 1 / 125 0035 After pressing the SET button 12 11 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Inserting and Removing the Battery 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.
  • Page 11: 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 12: Using An Ac Power Adapter

    Using an AC Power Adapter 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 video camera.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Choosing The Display Language

    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.
  • Page 15: Formatting An Sd Memory Card

    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.
  • Page 16: 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 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.
  • Page 17: Photography Mode

    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"...
  • Page 18: Using The Lcd Monitor

    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.
  • Page 19: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 5.1 times digital zoom permits zoom photography up to 15.3 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.
  • Page 20: Setting The Flash

    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.
  • Page 21: Setting The Focus

    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.
  • Page 22: Setting The Self-Timer

    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.
  • Page 23: Backlight Correction

    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 24: Tv] Shutter Speed Priority

    [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.
  • Page 25: 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 26: M] Manual Mode

    [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.
  • Page 27: Movie Mode

    [ ] Movie Mode This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Voice can also be recorded. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] and set the mode dial to [ 2.
  • Page 28: Playback Mode

    [ ] 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.
  • Page 29: Playing Back Video Clips

    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. 2. Select the desired video clip with the buttons.
  • Page 30: Attaching Voice Memos

    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.
  • Page 31: Zoom Playback

    Zoom Playback Images that are played back can be enlarged by a factor of two, or four times. This allows you to enlarge a selected portion of an image to examine fine details. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ]. 2.
  • Page 32: Slideshow 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.
  • Page 33: Protecting Images

    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.
  • Page 34: Protecting Multiple Images

    Protecting multiple images 1. Select [Protect] with the buttons from the playback menu, and press the SET button. 2. Select [Select] with the buttons, and press the SET button. The images are displayed in the thumbnail display. 3. Select the image you want to protect with the / / / buttons, and press button.
  • Page 35: 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.
  • Page 36: Deleting Selected Images

    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.
  • Page 37: Dpof Settings

    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.
  • Page 38 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 39: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Photography Menu (Picture 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.
  • Page 40 Quality This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured. Fine: Low compression Standard: Normal Economy: High compression TIFF: Lossless compression (the absolute highest image quality and the largest file sizes.) TIFF setting is only available at resolution 3264 x 2448. TIFF uses lossless compression for the absolute finest possible image detail.
  • Page 41: 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 42: Voice Memo

    Voice Memo A voice memo can be recorded for 30 seconds immediately following still image capture. This feature is also available during playback mode. Refer to the sections in this manual titled “[ ] Auto Mode” and “Attaching Voice Memos” for further details. ON: Enable voice memo.
  • Page 43: 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 44 This sets the light sensitivity for capturing images. When the sensitivity is raised (the ISO figure is increased), the camera sensitivity is enhanced for low-lighting, but your images will appear more pixilated (grainy). Equivalent to ISO 50. 100: Equivalent to ISO 100. 200: High-sensitive photography equivalent to ISO 200.
  • Page 45: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, you may adjust playback settings. These settings are not canceled even if the camera is turned off or the Auto Power Off function is activated. 1. Set the mode dial to [ ]. 2.
  • Page 46: Setup Menu (Basic Tab)

    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...
  • Page 47 Format This function reformats the SD card loaded in your camera and thereby erases all images as well as any other non-image data on the memory card. Even protected images are. An SD card cannot be formatted if it is write-protected. Refer to the section in this manual titled “Formatting an SD Card”...
  • Page 48: Setup Menu (Custom Tab)

    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.
  • Page 49: Transferring Recorded Images And Videos To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO YOUR COMPUTER To transfer images/video clips from the camera to your computer, follow these steps: Step 1: Installing the USB driver (Windows 98 and Mac OS 8.6 users only) Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer Step 3: Downloading images and video files Step 1: Installing the USB Driver Windows 98 computers...
  • Page 50: Step 2: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Step 2: 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.
  • Page 51: Step 3: Downloading Images And Video Files

    Step 3: 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 52: Connecting The Camera Directly To The Printer For Printing Images (Pictbridge Function)

    CONNECTING THE CAMERA DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTER FOR PRINTING IMAGES (PICTBRIDGE FUNCTION) If a printer that support PictBridge is available, images can be printed by connecting the camera directly to the PictBridge-compatible printer without using a computer. 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to your camera.
  • Page 53 7. 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 the butons. Select the printing number (up to 99) with the buttons. Select Page Adjust After selecting the desired image and...
  • Page 54: Installing Nti Photo Suite

    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 55: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image sensor 8.1 Mega pixels CCD sensor <Still image> 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Image resolution < Video clip> 640 x 480 LCD monitor 2.5" LTPS TFT color LCD Viewfinder Real image optical zoom viewfinder Image quality...