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   Summary of Contents for Acer Digital camera 6.2 Mega pixel CCD

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 3 INTRODUCTION Overview Package Contents 4 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Rear View Status LED Indicator LCD Monitor Icons 10 GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap Inserting and Removing the Battery (Optional Accessory) Charging the Battery Inserting and Removing the SD Card (Optional Accessory) Setting the Date and Time Choosing the Language Formatting the SD Card or Internal Memory...
  • Page 2 28 [ ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images Playing Back Video Clips Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on a TV Attaching Voice Memos Thumbnail Display Zoom Playback Slideshow Display Protecting Images DPOF Settings Resizing an Image Compressing an Image ] Erasing Images 44 MENU OPTIONS Still Image Menu (Capture)
  • Page 3: 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 a 6.2 Mega pixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 2816 x 2112 pixels. Package Contents Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items.
  • Page 4: Getting To Know The Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Front View Name Description 1. Shutter button Focuses and locks the exposure of the camera when pressed halfway down, and capture the image when pressed all the way down. 2. POWER button Turns the camera power on and off. 3.
  • Page 5: Rear View

    Rear View Name Description 1. LCD monitor Provides menu information to operate the camera, and previews the image before capturing it and review it afterwards. Display button Turns the OSD display on and off. 3. Status LED Displays the camera current state. Zoom in button Zooms the lens to telephoto position.
  • Page 6 SET /Direction button Name Description 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. Self-timer button Allows you to toggle the self-timer on and off, selects the desired self-timer mode.
  • Page 7: Status Led Indicator

    Status LED Indicator This describes the color and state of the status LED. During During power During Color State connection to photography a PC Green System ready. Ready for shot. When the image is Battery charging in progress. not in focus. The completion of battery charge.
  • Page 8: Lcd Monitor Icons

    LCD Monitor Icons Photography mode [ ] -Still image mode 1. Zoom status 2. Voice memo 3. Remaining battery status Full battery power Medium battery power Low battery power No battery power 4. Flash icon ] Auto ] Red-eye Reduction ] Forced Flash ] Flash Off 5.
  • Page 9 Photography mode [ 1. [ ] Video mode 2. Zoom status 3. Remaining battery status 4. Image size 5. Possible recording time / elapsed time 6. Quality 7. Recording indicator 8. Self-timer icon 9. Focus icon Playback mode [ ] -Still image playback 1.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Attaching the Camera Strap 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, 650mAh) to fully demonstrate this camera’s function. Charge the battery before using the camera.
  • Page 11: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Using the optional AC power adapter/charger 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 the conversion adapter into the conversion adapter terminal of the camera as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 12: Inserting And Removing The Sd Card (optional Accessory)

    Inserting and Removing the SD Card (Optional Accessory) The digital camera comes with approx. 16 MB of internal memory (10 MB for image storage), allowing you to store captured still images or movie clips in the digital camera. However, you can also expand the memory capacity by using an optional SD card so that you can store more files.
  • 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 Language

    Choosing the Language Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on the LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ ] or 2. Press the MENU button and select [Setup] menu with the button.
  • Page 15: Formatting The Sd Card Or Internal Memory

    Formatting the SD Card or Internal Memory This utility formats the internal memory (or memory card) and erases all stored images and data. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button and select [Setup] menu with button.
  • 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. 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 ] Still Image Mode Your camera is equipped with a 2.5" TFT color LCD monitor to help you compose images, playback recorded images/movie clips or adjust menu settings. 1. Press the POWER button to turn the power 2. Slide the mode switch to [ 3.
  • Page 18: 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 captured. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the button.
  • Page 19: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 4.0 times digital zoom permits zoom photography of up to 12 times to suit the subject and the distance. The digital zoom is a compelling feature, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixelated (grainier) the image will appear.
  • Page 20: 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. The available flash settings in different photography modes: Auto Panorama Portrait...
  • Page 21 The available flash settings in different photography modes: Flash mode Description ] Auto The flash fires automatically to suit the photographic conditions. ]Red-eye Reduction Use this mode to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when you want to capture natural-looking images of people and animals in low-light conditions.
  • Page 22: Setting The Focus

    Setting the Focus Images can be captured with the distance to the subject set by auto focus, ] macro or [ ] infinity. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ 2. Toggle the button to select the desired focus mode.
  • Page 23: 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 [ ] or [ 2. Toggle the button to select the setting. For the [ ] mode. OFF [ 10s] 10 sec. 2s ] 2 sec.
  • Page 24: Exposure Compensation/backlight Correction

    Exposure Compensation/Backlight Correction Images can be captured with the overall screen intentionally made brighter or darker. These settings are used when a suitable brightness (exposure) cannot otherwise be obtained in circumstance where the difference in brightness between the subject and the background (the contrast) is large, or when the subject that you want to photograph is very small within the screen.
  • Page 25: Setting The Scene Mode

    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 [ a. Press the MENU button. b. Select [Scene Mode] with the buttons, and press the SET button.
  • Page 26 The available capture menu in scene mode: Splash Auto Panorama Portrait Landscape Sports Candlelight Macro Sunset Sunrise Fireworks Night Water Size Quality Sharpness Saturation Color White Balance Manual Metering : Available X: Unavailable 26-EN...
  • Page 27: Setting The Panorama Mode

    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.
  • Page 28: Playback Mode

    ] PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on an LCD monitor. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be fed in reverse or fed forward with the buttons.
  • Page 29: Playing Back Video Clips

    Playing Back Video Clips You can play back video clips recorded on the LCD monitor. You can also play back sound if you recording with the audio. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 30: Button Operations

    Button Operations During Playback During a Pause During a Stop Forward play button Each press of the button moves the operation one The next image step in the sequence of 4 is displayed. times fast forward play, and regular play. Reverse play button Each press of the...
  • Page 31: Playing Back Still Images/video Clips On A Tv

    Playing Back Still Images/Video Clips on a TV You can also playback your images on a TV screen. Before connecting to any devices, make sure to select NTSC / PAL system to match the video output system of the video equipment you are going to connect to the camera, then turn all connected devices off.
  • Page 32: Attaching Voice Memos

    Attaching Voice Memos A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded like a memo for photographed still images. The voice memo can be recorded only once. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 33: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail Display This function allows you to view 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the same time, which can quickly search for the image that you want. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ The last image appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 34: 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 35: Slideshow Display

    Slideshow Display The slideshow function enables you to playback your still images automatically in order one image at a time. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. 3 sec. 5 sec. The playback menu is displayed. 10 sec.
  • Page 36: 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 37 Canceling the Protection To cancel protection for only one image, display the image that you want to remove the image protection. 1. Select [Protect] with the buttons from the playback menu, and press the SET button. 2. Select [Single] or [All] with the buttons, and press the SET button.
  • Page 38: 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 39 8. Select [Date] with the buttons, and press the SET button. The date setting screen appears. 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.
  • Page 40: Resizing An Image

    Resizing an Image Resizes a previously saved image. Resizing replaces the original image with the changed image. Only resizing to the smaller size is available. The following images cannot be resized: Image size (640 x 480) Image captured with other camera Protected images Video clips Images cannot be resized when...
  • Page 41: Compressing An Image

    Compressing an Image 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. The following images cannot be resized: (Economy) quality images Images captured with other camera...
  • Page 42: Erasing Images

    ] Erasing Images Erasing at Photography Mode (Quick Delete Function) Quick delete function enables you to erase the image during photography. The quick delete menu provides you to directly erase the last image without further settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ 2.
  • Page 43 Even if you capture images after erasing an image, the file number is assigned the next number of the very last one before the image was erased. Erasing selected images This erases a number of selected images. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2.
  • Page 44: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Still Image Menu (Capture) This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button. [Capture] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Capture] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 45 Scene Mode Refer to section in this manual titled “Setting the Scene Mode” for further details. Size This sets the size of the image that will be captured. ] 2816 x 2112 ] 2272 x 1704 ] 1600 x 1200 ] 640 x 480 Quality This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured.
  • Page 46 White Balance This sets the white balance capturing under a variety of lighting conditions and permits images to be captured that approach the conditions that are seen by the human eye. [ Blank ] Auto Incandescent Fluorescent 1 Fluorescent 2 Day Light Cloudy Manual...
  • Page 47: Still Image Menu (function)

    Still Image Menu (Function) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Function] menu with the button. [Function] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 48 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. Enter : Select 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...
  • Page 49: Video Menu (capture)

    Video Menu (Capture) 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. 3. Select the desired [Capture] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 50: Video Menu (function)

    Video Menu (Function) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button, and select the Audio [Function] menu with the button. Digital Zoom [Function] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Function] option item with the buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 51: 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 52: Setup Menu (in Photography Mode)

    Setup Menu (In Photography Mode) Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ Capture 2. Press the MENU button, and select the [Setup] menu with the button. [Setup] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Setup] option item with buttons, and press the SET button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 53: Setup Menu (in Playback Mode)

    Setup Menu (In Playback Mode) 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the MENU button , and select the [Setup] menu with the button. [Setup] menu is displayed. 3. Select the desired [Setup] option item with buttons, and press the SET Adjust button to enter its respective menu.
  • Page 54: 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 55: Camera Specifications

    CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image sensor 1/2.5" CCD sensor (6.2 Mega pixels) <Still image> 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Image resolution < Video clip> 640 x 480, 320 x 240 LCD monitor 2.5" Full color TFT LCD (201K pixels) 16 MB internal memory (10 MB for image storage) Recording media Supports SD card (up to 1GB) (optional)

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