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Hitachi HDC-1097E Instruction Manual

10.0 mega pixel high resolution, 3.0" full colour tft lcd, 32mb internal memory, 1/2.33" ccd sensor.
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  • Page 2: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 3: Read This First

    READ THIS FIRST Trademark Information ® ® Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. ® Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc. SD™ is a trademark. SDHC™ is a trademark. Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read and understand all Warnings and Cautions before using this product. Warnings If foreign objects or water have entered the camera, turn the power off and remove the battery. Continued use might cause fire or electric shock. Consult the store of purchase.

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    Cautions Insert the battery paying careful attention to the polarity (+ or –) of the terminals. Inserting the battery with its polarities inverted might cause fire and injury, or damage to the surrounding areas due to the battery rupturing or leaking. Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eyes.

  • Page 6: Notes On Battery Usage

    Notes on Battery Usage When you use the battery, carefully read and strictly observe the Safety Instructions and the notes described below: Use only the specified battery (3.7V). Avoid extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten the battery life and reduce camera performance. When you are using a new rechargeable battery or a rechargeable battery that has not been used for an extended period of time (the battery that passed the expiry date is an exception), it may affect the number of images that can be captured.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 35 TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR COMPUTER Overview Package Contents 35 Downloading Your Files GETTING TO KNOW YOUR 36 USING THE CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA CAMERA Front View 36 Install the PC camera driver Rear View 37 EDITING SOFTWARE 10 LCD Monitor Display INSTALLATION 12 GETTING STARTED...

  • Page 8: 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 10.0-megapixel CCD, this camera is capable of capturing images with a resolution of up to 3648 x 2736 pixels. Package Contents Carefully unpack your camera and ensure that you have the following items: Common Product Components:...

  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Camera

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Front View 1. Status LED 2. Flash Power button ON/OFF 4. Self-timer LED 5. Mode switch 6. Lens 7. Microphone 8. Zoom lever EN-8...

  • Page 10: Rear View

    Rear View Function Item Capture Mode Video Mode Playback Mode Shutter button Record button Voice memo rec. Playback Playback Playback Menu Menu Menu Focus Focus Next 10th image Auto> Auto> > > > Flash Next Image Auto>a>d>c>`>_ Self-timer Self-timer Previous 10th image Off>2s>10s>10+2s Off>2s>10s Compensation...

  • Page 11: Lcd Monitor Display

    LCD Monitor Display Capture mode 1. Zoom status 2. Battery condition x4.0 x4.0 Full battery power Medium battery power Low battery power No battery power + 0.3 + 0.3 3. Flash mode 2008 / 03 / 01 00 : 00 2008 / 03 / 01 00 : 00 00001 00001...

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    Video mode 1. Zoom status 2. Flash mode x4.0 x4.0 3. Battery condition 4. Storage media 5. Main focus area 6. Video quality 7. Video resolution 8. Available recording time/Elapsed time 00 : 21 00 : 21 2008 / 01 / 01 00 : 00 2008 / 01 / 01 00 : 00 2008 / 01 / 01 00 : 00 9.

  • Page 13: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Preparation 1. Attach the camera strap. 2. Open the battery/memory card cover. 3. Insert the supplied battery with correct orientation as shown. (label side back) 4. Insert an SD/SDHC memory card (Optional). The camera has 32MB internal memory (27MB available for image storage), but you can load an SD/SDHC memory card to expand the camera’s memory capacity.

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Charge the battery fully with the supplied battery charger before use. 1. Insert the battery into the battery charger. 2. Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into a wall outlet. The status LED on the charger lights red when charging has started and lights green when charging is completed.

  • Page 15: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Setting the Date and Time The date/time needs to be set if and when: The camera is turned on for the first time. The 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 16: 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 press the button. 2. Press the button. 3. Select [Setup] menu with the button.

  • Page 17: Capture Mode

    CAPTURE MODE Capturing Images Your camera is equipped with a 3.0" full colour TFT LCD monitor to help you compose images, playback recorded images/video clips or adjust menu settings. 1. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power on. The status LED lights green and the camera is initiated. 2.

  • Page 18: Setting The Scene Mode

    Setting the Scene Mode By simply selecting one of the available 21 scene modes, you can capture the image with the most appropriate settings. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Select the desired scene mode with the buttons, and press the button.

  • Page 19: Taking Images When The Smile Feature Is On

    Taking Images When the Smile Feature Is On With the camera’s new “smile detection” function, this camera detects smiles so you do not miss those special moments in life. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Select [Smile Shot] with the buttons, and press the button.

  • Page 20: Recording Shots Into Multiple Image Layout

    Recording Shots into Multiple Image Layout The Album Shot mode enables you to easily record images and combine three shots into a single image. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the button, and select the [Function] menu with the button.

  • Page 21: Video Mode

    VIDEO MODE Recording Video Clips This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 320 x 240 / 640 x 480 pixels. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Compose the image. 3. Press the shutter button. The recording of the video clip will start.

  • Page 22: Playback Mode

    PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor. 1. Press the button. The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be displayed in forward or reverse sequence with the buttons.

  • Page 23: Playback Display

    Playback Display This function allows you to search quickly for the image that you want and playback images on the LCD monitor sequentially. 1. Press the button. 2. Press the button to display the next 10th image. If the 1st image taken is displayed, press the button to playback the 11th image taken.

  • Page 24: Attaching Voice Memos

    Attaching Voice Memos A maximum of 30 seconds of audio can be recorded as a memo for captured still images. The voice memo can be recorded only once. 1. Press the button. The last image appears on the screen. 2. Select the image to which you want to attach the voice memo with the buttons.

  • Page 25: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake. 1. Press the button. 2. Select the image that you want to protect with the buttons. 3. Press the button. 4. Select [Protect] with the buttons, and press the button.

  • Page 26: 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 27: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images Erasing in Photography Mode (Quick Delete Function) The quick delete function enables you to delete the last captured image during capture. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ 2. Press the button. The last image and the quick delete menu appear on the screen.

  • Page 28: Menu Options

    MENU OPTIONS Capture Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images. Function 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the button, and select the [Capture] / [Function] menu with the buttons. 3.

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    W. Balance This sets the white balance for a variety of lighting conditions and permits images to be captured that approach the conditions that are seen by the human eye. * [Blank] Auto ] Incand. ] Fluoresc.1 ] Fluoresc.2 ] Daylight ] Cloudy ] Manual WB This sets the sensitivity for capturing images.

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    Capture Md. This sets the recording method at the time of capturing images. Blank Single: Captures one image at a time. Continuous: Permits continuous capture of up to 3 images. AEB: Permits 3 consecutive images in the order of standard exposure, underexposure and overexposure compensation.

  • Page 31: Video Menu

    Video Menu This menu is for the basic settings to be used when recording video clips. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Press the button, and select the [Capture] / [Function] menu with the buttons. 3. Select the desired option item with the buttons, and press the button to enter its respective menu.

  • Page 32: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu In the [ ] mode, choose which settings are to be used for playback. 1. Press the button. 2. Press the button. 3. Select the desired option item with the buttons, and press the button to enter its respective menu. 4.

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    Qual. Change Changes the quality (compression) of a recorded image. Compresses images down to half of their size or less, overwrites old size images with newly compressed images. It is only possible to reduce the image quality/size, never to increase it. Copy to Card Allows you to copy your files from the camera’s internal memory to an SD/SDHC memory card.

  • Page 34: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Set your camera’s operating environment. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ ]; or press the button. 2. Press the button, and select the [Setup] menu with the button. 3. Select the desired option item with the buttons, and press the button to enter its respective menu.

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    Fr. No. Reset This creates a new folder. The captured images are recorded to the newly created folder from number 0001. * Cancel / Execute Light Freq. This camera supports different lighting frequencies: 50 Hz and 60 Hz. When photographing under fluorescent lighting, select the correct frequency setting depending in your local area's voltage.

  • Page 36: Transferring Files To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR COMPUTER System Requirement Windows Macintosh Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent PowerPC G3/G4/G5 Windows 2000/XP/Vista OS 9.0 or later 512MB RAM 256MB RAM (512 MB recommended) 150MB available hard disk space 128MB available hard disk space CD-ROM drive CD-ROM drive Available USB port Available USB port...

  • Page 37: Using The Camera As A Pc Camera

    USING THE CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA Your camera can act as a PC camera, which allows you to videoconference with busi- ness associates, or have a real-time conversation with friends or family. To use the cam- era for videoconferencing, your computer system must include the items as below: Microphone Sound card Speakers or headphones...

  • Page 38: Editing Software Installation

    EDITING SOFTWARE INSTALLATION There are 3 types of software that are included on the CD-ROM: ArcSoft MediaImpression™ - manages your media for you, and gives you tons of fun and exciting ways to create and share projects featuring your photo, video, and music files.

  • Page 39: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Item Description Image sensor 1/2.33” CCD sensor (10.0 megapixels) Still image 3648 x 2736, 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Image resolution Video clip 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) LCD monitor 3.0”...

  • Page 40: Appendix

    APPENDIX Possible Number of Shots Possible number of shots (still image) The table shows the approximate shots that you can capture at each setting based on the capacity of the internal memory and the SD/SDHC memory card. SD/SDHC memory card capacity Internal Size Quality...

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Refer to the symptoms and solutions listed below before sending the camera for repairs. If the problem persists, contact your local reseller or service center. Symptom Cause Solutions / Corrective Actions The power does not come The battery is not inserted. Insert the battery correctly.

  • Page 42: 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.

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    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 button to confirm.

  • Page 44: Getting To Know Your Camera

    Helpline Number: 08704460806 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Front View 1. Status LED 2. Flash Power button ON/OFF 4. Self-timer LED 5. Mode switch 6. Lens 7. Microphone 8. Zoom lever EN-1...

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    Rear View Function Item Capture Mode Video Mode Playback Mode Shutter button Record button Still image: to capture mode Video clip: to video mode Playback mode Playback mode Still image: to capture mode Video clip: to video mode Capture menu Video menu Playback menu Focus...

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    GETTING STARTED Preparation 1. Attach the camera strap. 2. Open the battery/memory card cover. 3. Insert the supplied battery with correct orientation as shown. (label side back) 4. Insert an SD/SDHC memory card (Optional). The camera has 32MB internal memory (27MB available for image storage), but you can load an SD/SDHC memory card to expand the camera’s memory capacity.

  • Page 47

    CAPTURE MODE Capturing Images Your camera is equipped with a 3.0" full colour TFT LCD monitor to help you compose images, playback recorded images/video clips or adjust menu settings. 1. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the power on. The status LED lights green and the camera is initiated. 2.

  • Page 48

    PLAYBACK MODE Playing Back Still Images You can play back the still images on the LCD monitor. 1. Press the button. The last image appears on the screen. 2. The images can be displayed in forward or reverse sequence with the buttons.

  • Page 49

    VIDEO MODE Recording Video Clips This mode allows you to record video clips at a resolution of 320 x 240 / 640 x 480 pixels. 1. Slide the mode switch to [ 2. Compose the image. 3. Press the shutter button. The recording of the video clip will start.

  • Page 50

    Erasing Images Erasing a single image / Erasing all images 1. Press the button. 2. Select the image you want to erase with the buttons. 3. Press the button. 4. Select [Single] or [All] with the buttons, and press the button.

  • Page 51: Transferring Files To Your Computer

    TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR COMPUTER System Requirement Windows Macintosh Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent PowerPC G3/G4/G5 Windows 2000/XP/Vista OS 9.0 or later 512MB RAM 256MB RAM (512MB recommended) 150MB available hard disk space 128MB available hard disk space CD-ROM drive CD-ROM drive Available USB port Available USB port...

  • Page 52

    English The mark is in compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE). The mark indicates the requirement NOT to dispose the equipment including any spent or discarded batteries as unsorted municipal waste, but use the return and collection systems available.

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    Symbolet er i samsvar med Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC Norwegian (WEEE). Symbolet angir kravet på å anvende tilgjengelige retur og gjenvinningssystem, og ikke benytte vanlige usorterte kommunale avfallsordninger, dette gjelder òg batterier og akkumulatorer. Dersom batterier eller akkumulatorer er merket med de kjemiske symbolene Hg, Cd eller Pb, angir dette at de inneholde tungmetaller, med mer enn 0,0005% kvikksølv, eller mer enn 0,002% kadmium, eller mer enn 0,004% bly.

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