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❏ You can take high-resolution 5-megapixel photos. ❏ You can connect the L-500V directly to an Epson USB direct print compatible printer and print high quality photos without using a computer. ❏ You can use the PRINT Image Framer (P.I.F.) function. You can select various frames stored in the L-500V and add them to your photos.
Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions before using the L-500V, and keep this guide handy for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the L-500V and the options. Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
❏ If this product emits unusual noises, odors, or smoke, cancel the current operation and turn it off immediately. Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter from the product, then unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet. Contact our Customer Support. ❏...
Warning: ❏ If battery acid gets into your eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse the affected area thoroughly with water and seek medical treatment. ❏ Do not modify, disassemble, or solder the battery. ❏ Prevent the battery from coming into contact with metal objects that could short-circuit it, such as coins or keys.
These safety and operating instructions should be kept for future reference. ❏ Use only the Epson battery charger (model: A341B or A341H) provided to charge the Epson Li-ion battery (model: EU-94). Never attempt to charge other types of batteries in this charger as they may explode, leak, overheat, or cause personal injury.
❏ Do not insert objects into any openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts. ❏ Never disassemble or modify this product. ❏ Use only indoors, in a dry location. ❏ Do not expose to water or excess humidity. ❏...
Bei Anschluß des Produkts an die Stromversorgung muß sichergestellt werden, daß die Gebädeinstallation mit einem 16 A-Überstromschalter abgesichert ist. Note: This product is designed for use with EPSON products ONLY. Do not attempt to use it with other electronic devices. When using a memory card ❏...
❏ If the liquid crystal solution contained in the LCD monitor on this product leaks out and gets onto your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If it gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
Chapter 1 Getting Started Unpacking Your L-500V Make sure that all of the items shown below were included in the box with your L-500V. Camera body User’s Guide (this guide) Software CD-ROM Battery charger PC cable Lithium ion battery Power cable (For battery charger) SD memory card Getting Started...
Camera Parts and Functions See “Buttons, Lamps and Mode Dial functions” on page 18 for details about the functions of buttons and indicators. Front/top view Mode dial Shutter Button Battery/memory card cover Getting Started Manual photography mode Auto photography mode POWER button Playback mode...
Bottom/rear view Connector cover Digital interface Back view Print button P.I.F. button LCD monitor Memory access lamp Tripod mount AC adapter connector Zoom button Outdoor/Joystick u OK button Flash/Joystick r Delete/Self-timer/ Joystick d Macro/Joystick l MENU button Getting Started...
Buttons, Lamps and Mode Dial functions Name Mode dial Shutter button Front LED lamp PRINT button P.I.F. button POWER button Zoom buttons MENU button Outdoor/Joystick u Getting Started Function Switch the camera modes by turning this dial. The modes can be switched while the camera is on.
Name Delete/Self-timer/Joystick d Flash/Joystick r Macro/Joystick l OK button Memory access lamp Using the Battery and Memory Card This section describes how to install a battery and a memory card. Opening and closing the battery/memory card cover To open the battery/memory card cover, slide it and raise it. Function Move the Joystick d to select menu items or to initiate the Self-timer function.
To close the battery/memory card cover, lower it then slide it closed firmly. open close Installing the battery Insert the battery into the compartment, aligning the contact surface with that on the inside of the battery/memory card cover. Installing the Li-ion battery Getting Started...
Warning: Do not carry loose batteries in your pockets. About the battery life As the battery expends power, the icon on the LCD monitor will change from When lights, the power is low and you can no longer take photos. When this happens the camera automatically shuts down.
2. Place the battery into the battery charger. 3. Take the battery out when the charge lamp lights up green. After charging the battery, unplug the battery charger’s plug from the outlet. Note: ❏ The charging time for the battery may differ depending on the temperature or the battery’s remaining charge.
Installing/removing the memory card This camera requires the use of a commercially-available memory card to take and store photos. The following types of memory cards are available: ❏ SD memory card (1 GB or smaller) ❏ Multimedia card (MMC V 2.1 or later, made by Hitachi or SanDisk) (1 GB or smaller) Caution: Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight, or in places that are extremely hot, humid, or dusty.
Removing the memory card 1. Push the memory card to release the lock. The memory card pops out. 2. Pull out the memory card. Note: You can protect the data in the memory card by sliding the notch on the side of the memory card. However, you cannot store photos or format a write protected memory card.
Turning On/Off Your Camera Press the POWER button to turn on the power. The lens cover opens and the lens extends. To turn off the power, press the POWER button again. The lens retracts and the lens cover closes. Note: The lens does not extend when you turn on the power if the camera is already set to Playback mode or Setup mode.
Setting the date and time After you select the language, the Date/Time screen is displayed. Set the date and time. Note: ❏ You can change the settings later from the Setup Menu. For details, see “Making Additional Settings” on page 44. ❏...
Chapter 2 Taking Photos Before Taking Photos Camera range When taking photos, you must stand more than 50 cm (19.6 inches) away from the object. In the macro mode, you can take photos from approximately 5 cm (2 inches) to 50 cm (19.6 inches) away from the object.
Selecting the resolution Selecting a resolution enables you to control the image quality of your photos. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality, but the larger the data size of each image. Note: ❏ Select a higher resolution if you want sharp, detailed images. ❏...
1. Turn the Mode dial to Menu. 2. Select Quality by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. 3. Select the desired quality settings by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. Number of photos that can be taken Resolution Quality...
Note: The total number of photos varies according to the resolution, quality, amount of memory left on the memory card and the shooting conditions. Taking Photos You can compose and take photos while viewing the subject on the LCD monitor. 1.
Information on the LCD monitor You can confirm the status of the camera settings by the icons displayed on the LCD monitor. The information displayed on the LCD monitor will vary depending the mode the camera is in (e.g., Manual Photography mode, Auto Photography mode) and also on whether the Info Disp option on the Photography Menu is set to Basic Info or Off.
Focus frame Battery life Zoom bar Scene mode Resolution Quality Exp Comp (Exposure) ISO Speed (Sensitivity) White Bal (White balance) Macro mode Flash Shooting mode Taking Photos Place the subject within the focus frame when taking photos. When pressing the shutter button halfway, the focus frame turns green. If the focus cannot be locked, the focus frame turns red.
Number of the photos that 125 (example) can be taken Recorded movie time 25sec (example) Displayed when taking a photo Capturing an Image in the Focus Frame The automatic focus works only if the subject is in the focus frame when the shutter button is first pressed halfway down.
Optical zoom When using telephoto zoom, press the W button. Digital zoom To activate digital zoom, first press the then press it again. To return to optical zoom mode, press the Note: ❏ You can enable the digital zoom mode from the Setup menu. See “Making Additional Settings” on page 44 for details.
Auto red-eye reduction Fill-in flash Slow synchro Flash range ISO sensitivity Normal (wide angle) 0.7 - 2.6 m (2.3 - 8.5 ft.) 1.0 - 3.7 m (3.3 - 12.1 ft.) 1.4 - 5.2 m (4.6 - 17.1 ft.) Note: For information about ISO sensitivity, see “Setting Light Sensitivity” on page 41. Use this setting when photographing people with a flash at night or indoors.
Using the Self Timer 1. Turn the Mode dial to 2. Move the joystick d ( Self-timer). The self timer 3. Center the image and press the shutter button fully. The count down starts and either 2 or 10 seconds later the shutter releases automatically. You can switch the time between 2 and 10 seconds by moving the joystick d ( Note: ❏...
2. Press the shutter button halfway to set the focus, then press it fully. While the shutter button remains fully pressed, photos will be taken continuously. Note: ❏ You can change the camera settings freely the same as in the manual photography mode. ❏...
Selecting the Scene Mode Five scene modes are pre-programmed in the camera. When using a scene mode, the camera is automatically configured to the best image capture settings for the situation. Note: ❏ When any scene mode is set, selecting macro mode shifts the camera settings to normal mode. If you cancel the macro mode, the camera settings remain in normal mode.
Landscape mode This mode is best for broad landscapes. When you select this mode, the camera automatically deactivates the flash so the image of the landscape can be captured more clearly. However, you can activate the flash by changing the flash mode setting. In low light the shutter speed is reduced, enabling you to photograph scenes at dusk.
Setting White Balance The white balance function adjusts the camera for different kinds of lighting. It makes white look the same color in any situation. The camera has two white balance modes: automatic and manual. Automatic white balance In this mode the camera automatically senses the light source and corrects the colors so you get the same white in any lighting situation.
Setting Light Sensitivity You can change the light sensitivity for a specific purpose any time manually or let the camera select it automatically. The camera’s default setting is Auto. This is the best setting for most picture taking. Set the light sensitivity manually when you expect camera shake problems from camera motion.
4. Select the adjustment value by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. Note: The exposure adjustment range is from - 2.0 EV to + 2.0 EV during programmed shooting. There are 9 steps of 0.5 EV each. You can confirm the setting on the LCD monitor. Resetting the File Numbers Picture files are automatically numbered so that no two files can have the same number.
4. Select the desired Resolution (image size) by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. 5. Select the Quality option, then move the joystick r. 6. Select the desired quality by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. 7.
Recording sound memo When the quick photo review setting is set to Sound Memo ON, you can record a sound memo while the photo is displayed on the LCD monitor. You can record sound memos up to 30 seconds long. 1.
Set the sound while the self-timer is set. * You can copy or delete sound data for these settings. When using sound data stored in the Software CD-ROM, copy the data to the memory card via EPSON Photo!4. For details, see the manual of EPSON Photo!4.
Chapter 3 Viewing and Managing Your Photos Viewing Photos You can confirm the photos that you have taken on the LCD monitor. 1. Turn the Mode dial to . The latest photo that is taken is displayed. Note: ❏ To view the next photo, move the joystick r. Moving and holding the joystick r down fast-forwards the photos.
2. Move the joystick r to rotate the image 90 degrees to the right, or move the joystick l to rotate the image 90 degrees to the left. Then press the OK button. Viewing a slide show of your photos You can playback your photos one at a time.
Setting quick photo review When the quick photo review setting is on, the photo is displayed on the LCD monitor for about 3 seconds after you take it. This function may be turned ON or OFF. The default setting is OFF. Note: The quick photo review is not available when using the continuous photography mode.
a. Shooting mode b. Sound memo Exp Comp (Exposure) d. ISO Speed (Sensitivity) White balance Outdoor mode g. Folder and file number h. Scene mode setting Note: ❏ If you select the Basic Info setting, only items b, f, o and p will be displayed. ❏...
Saving Photos in DPOF DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format. This format allows you to record information on the memory card, including which images and the number of copies you want to print. 1. Turn the Mode dial to 2.
Deleting a single photo 1. Turn the Mode dial to 2. Press the MENU button. The Playback Menu 1 is displayed. 3. Select Delete One by moving the joystick u or d, then move the joystick r. 4. Select the photo to delete by moving the joystick l or r. 5.
3. Select Delete Group by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. Note: You cannot select Delete Group if there are no photos that are taken in continuous photography mode. 4. Confirm the images one by one by moving the joystick l or r. Erase the you do not want to delete by moving the joystick u or d.
Follow the steps below. Caution: Make sure the camera’s power is turned off before you begin. 1. Open the connector cover carefully, and connect the PC cable from the camera to the computer. Note: Depending on the OS of your computer, you may have to install driver software. The driver software can be found on the included CD-ROM.
You can print a selected image easily by connecting the camera’s digital interface connector to the printer’s USB connector using the included cable. The camera supports Epson USB direct print compatible printers (for example, STYLUS PHOTO 935, STYLUS PHOTO R300/R310, STYLUS PHOTO RX600, PictureMate).
Note: ❏ For details about paper, see your printer’s manuals. ❏ In the print settings on the camera, you do not have to set the paper type. You can print on both paper types by setting the paper size. Printing the photo displayed on the LCD monitor 1.
3. Select All Images by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. 4. Make the print settings if necessary, then press the Note: ❏ See “Making Print Settings” on page 59 for details about the print settings. ❏...
Note: ❏ See “Making Print Settings” on page 59 for details about the print settings. ❏ Press the MENU button to cancel printing. Album printing You can print several photos on one sheet of paper. 1. Connect the camera to the printer, then turn the printer and camera on. 2.
Images that have been taken in P.I.F. mode can be printed with a frame if you use one of the following printing methods: 1. Direct printing 2. EPSON Photo!4 and EPSON PhotoQuicker on the PC (Both software applications are included in the L-500V package.) All other printing methods will print images without frames.
3. Select the item by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. Note: Pressing the MENU button cancels the settings. Selecting paper size Specify the size of the paper for your photo. You can select from 10x15cm/Prem.Glossy, 4x6in./Prem.Glossy, A4/Prem.Glossy, Letter/Prem.Glossy.
Chapter 5 Using PRINT Image Framer (P.I.F.) Taking Photos in P.I.F. Mode PRINT Image Framer (P.I.F.) will link a frame to your picture as it is recorded. The various frames can be selected from stored frames in the camera or memory card. You can then use the direct printing process to print the composite frame.
Note: When you want to select a frame stored in the memory card, move the joystick r after pressing the P.I.F. button. 3. Select the desired frame by moving the joystick u or d, then press the OK button. 4. The selected frame is displayed on the LCD monitor. You can now take the photograph. Changing or Removing the Frames You can change the frames after you take a photo in the P.I.F.
❏ You need a computer with a CD- ROM drive. ❏ You need to install the PRINT Image Framer Tool beforehand. For detailed information, refer to the online help for the EPSON PRINT Image Framer Tool. Downloading from the web Note: ❏...
Deleting Frames You can delete frames stored on a memory card. 1. Press the P.I.F. button, then select a location that stores frames to delete by moving the joystick l or r. 2. Select a frame to delete by moving the joystick u or d, then press the MENU button. Note: To cancel the operation, press the 3.
The CD-ROM includes the following software and files. EPSON Photo!4 This software allows you to easily store, review and arrange your digital camera images. Please read the instructions that come with the disk. QuickTime This software is used to playback movies.
PIF DESIGNER This software enables you to create original frames for your photos or edit existing frames to suit the way you want them to appear. USB storage driver (for Windows only) The USB driver for connecting the camera to Windows 98 and Windows Me operating systems. P.I.F.
The EPSON Installer Program dialog box appears automatically. Note: If the EPSON Installation Program dialog box does not appear, click the CD-ROM icon, and then select Open from the File menu. Then double-click EPSETUP. EXE. For Mac OS 9 users: Double-click the Mac OS 9 icon inside the EPSON folder.
Exit or Restart Now/Exit. Starting EPSON Photo!4 For Windows Click Start, point to All Programs (or Programs), and then select EPSON Camera. Select EPSON Photo!4, and then click EPSON Photo!4. For Macintosh Double-click the EPSON Photo!4 icon in the EPSON Photo!4 program folder.
EPSON Click the Help button in the dialog box. PhotoQuicker EPSON PRINT Image Start EPSON PRINT Image Framer Tool and then select EPSON PRINT Image Framer Tool Framer Tool Help from the Help menu. PIF Designer Start PIF Designer and then select User Guide from the Help menu.
Chapter 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintenance To keep your camera operating at its best, you should clean it thoroughly several times a year. Before you perform any maintenance on the camera, be sure to read the “Safety Instructions” on page 8. Then follow these guidelines. Resetting your camera’s defaults You can reset all the settings to their defaults from the Setup Menu 2.
Camera exterior Wipe the outside of the camera with a soft dry cloth. If it is very dirty use a cloth dampened with a natural detergent. Wipe again with soft dry cloth. Lens and the LCD monitor To clean the lens, blow off any loose dust or dirt. To clean the LCD monitor, wipe off with a soft dry cloth.
Problems and Solutions Camera problems The camera has no power Cause Is the battery installed correctly? Is the Mode dial turned fully? The camera does not take a photo after you press the shutter button Cause Is the power switched on? Is the photo image number on the LCD monitor 0? Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
Turn the power off, and then turn it on again. If the power does flashing? not turn off, remove the battery, reinstall it and turn the power on. If the lamp resumes flashing, contact Epson Customer Support. The power turns off automatically.
The camera takes too long to take a photo Cause Did you press the shutter button completely with one push? The flash does not work Cause Is the flash setting correct? The LCD monitor is hard to see Cause Is the LCD monitor brightness level set to too bright? Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
The LCD monitor displays vertical lines Cause What to do Did you point the camera When you take photos, any very bright light may affect the sensor toward a strong bright light? and cause the lines to appear on the monitor. They will not appear in the recorded image itself.
Image problems Images are out of focus Cause Did you operate the auto-focus correctly? Is the camera in the right distance mode setting? Is the lens dirty? Is the captured image blurred? The image is too dark or too bright (underexposed/overexposed) Cause Is the flash setting correct? Is the exposure set to too...
Is the light sensitivity set to too low or high? Part of the image is missing Cause Was your finger covering the lens? Printing problems A photo fails to print. Cause Is there sufficient free space available on the memory card for the camera to spool the image data in preparation for printing?
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on the image The color in the image does not look right The images do not look as good as they used to Cause Is the proper paper loaded in the printer? The wrong date and/or time is displayed on your camera Cause Is the date and time setting set correctly?
List of Error Messages Error message This memory card is write-protected. Memory card error. Check the memory card. No memory card inserted. Not enough free space in the memory card. This Frame cannot be used with this camera. The maximum number of Frames that can be registered to the memory card has been reached.
Error message No images. This image cannot be displayed. This file cannot be deleted because it is locked or for some other reason. Printer error. This image cannot be printed. The selected image cannot be printed. Select another image. Could not print. Retry? A communication error has occurred.
Contacting Customer Support If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.
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Battery charger U.S. model (A341B): European model (A341H): Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC Specifications Effective pixels: 5.00 mega pixels Image recording capacity: Still picture: Movie: Image file type: Jpeg (Exif 2.2)/Print Image Matching 2, AVI Camera file system: DCF file format, DPOF 1.1 Available memory card: SD memory card (Up to 1 GB), Multimedia card...
Lens: Digital zoom: Focus mode: Object distance: Shutter speed: White balance: Sensitivity: Flash: Self-timer: Appendix Focal length: f=5.6 to 16.8 mm (equivalent to a 34 to 102 mm lens on a 35 mm camera) F value: F2.8 (WIDE) to 4.9 (TELE) Aperture: Wide angle: F2.8/F4.8, Telephoto: F4.9/F8.4...
Photography mode: Normal/portrait/landscape/night view/night portrait/macro LCD monitor: 2.5-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor Interface: USB interface (High Speed/Full Speed Mass Storage Class) Power sources: Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery (one battery is included) External power source: Optional AC adapter (EU-37) Dimensions (Height ×...
About Optional Accessories AC adapter (EU-37) Model: Input: Output: Power consumption: Using the AC adapter Note: Read the documentation that is provided with the AC adapter before using it. EU-37 AC 100 - 240 V DC 3.4 V, 2.5 A 14 W Appendix...
1. If your AC adapter has a separate AC power cable, connect the cable connector firmly into the AC inlet. 2. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera and plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the camera. 3.
Glossary The following definitions apply specifically to the L-500V. application A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word processing, image editing, or financial planning. brightness The lightness or darkness of an image. default A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or initialized. Also known as a factory setting.
A file format for strong color and grayscale images in compressed files. Data saved using the JPEG format generally receives greater compression than data saved using TIFF and other formats. light sensitivity The measurement of the light sensitivity of films. In the digital camera, it depends on the capability of the sensor. Glossary...
nozzles Fine tubes in the print head through which ink is sprayed onto the page. Print quality may decline if the print head nozzles are clogged. pixel Short for picture element. Each image is composed of a number of pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots.
utilities Software that allows you to monitor and maintain your printer. Together, utilities and the printer driver are referred to as “printer software.” zoom To show a smaller area of an image at a higher magnification (zoom in) or a larger area at a lower magnification (zoom out).
Changing print settings, 59 Charging battery, 21 Cleaning the camera, 70 Closing the battery/memory card cover, 19 Contacting EPSON, 81 Customer support, 81 Deleting photos, 51 Digital print order format, 51 Digital zoom, 34 Direct printing, 55 printing all the photos from a...
replacing, 63 Information on LCD monitor, 31 Initial settings, 25 Installing battery, 19, 20 memory card, 19, 23 software, 67 Lamps, 18 Landscape mode, 39 Light sensitivity, 41 Macro mode, 37 Managing photos deleting, 51 rotating, 47 Index transferring to a computer, 53 viewing, 47 Manual photography...
Quality, 28 Quick photo review, 49 QuickTime, 65 Releasing the shutter, 26 Removing the memory card, 24 Resetting file numbers, 42 your camera’s defaults, 70 Resolution, 28 Rotating photos, 47 Scene mode, 38 Selecting language, 25 Selecting the quality level, 28 Selecting the resolution, 28 Self timer, 36 Setting the date and time, 26...