Casio EExilim X-FH25 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Digital Camera EX-FH25 User's Guide Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product. • Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User's Guide. • Keep the User's Guide in a safe place for future reference. • For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXlLIM...
  • Page 2 As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer. Alkaline batteries O0-ROM iii_i BasicRe,erence...
  • Page 3 • Any copying of the contents of this User's Guide, either in part or its entirety, is forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden under copyright laws.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Monitor Screen Contents ........M)Quick Start Basics What is a digital camera? ........What you can do with your CASIO camera ......Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap ......... To load the batteries ........... m Specifying the Battery Type ........
  • Page 5 II Using Normal Speed Continuous Shutter ......II Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS ......II Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter images ....II Continuous Shutter Precautions ........M! Recording Movies To record a movie ..........II Audio ............Recording a High-definition Movie .........
  • Page 6 Assigning Functions to the [_] and [1_] Keys ....(L/R Key)... Shooting with Quick Shutter ......(Quick Shutter)... Turning on Image Review ....... (Review).. Displaying the On-screen Grid ......(Grid).. Using Icon Help ........(Icon Help).. Configuring Power On Default Settings ....
  • Page 7: Specifying The Battery Type

    Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies ........M! Using the Camera with a Computer Things you can do using a computer ....... Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ....... Viewing and Storing images on a Computer ......Playing Movies ..........
  • Page 8 M! Configuring Monitor Screen Settings Turning Display Information On and Off ...... (Info) . 158 Selecting Monitor Screen and Viewfinder Settings ....Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure ..(+Histogram) . 158 II How to Use the Histogram ........M! Appendix Precautions during Use ........
  • Page 9 iiJJil, The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained. • Camera Front Back @Shutter button (page 26) @[AEL] button (page 55) _[BS] button (page 73) @[ON/OFF] (Power) (Focus) button @Memory card slot cover (page 24) (page 52) (page 22) @Front lamp...
  • Page 10 Bottom Battery compartment (pages 17, 167) OTripod hole Use this hole when attaching to a tripod. OLock (page 17) _Battery cover (pages 17, 167)
  • Page 11 The monitor screen uses v arious indicators, icons, and values tokeep y ou informed ofthe camera's status. • The sample screens inthis section are intended toshow y ou the locations ofall t he indicators and figures that can appear onthe monitor screen invarious modes. They d onot r epresent screens that a ctually appear onthe camera.
  • Page 12 • Movie Recording @ Recording mode (page 65) @ Record: Off (page 72) @ Remaining movie memory capacity (page 65) @ Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 65, 67)/ Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 68) @Current movie fps indicator (page 68) @Optical zoom (page 72) @Prerecord Movie (page 69)
  • Page 13 • Movie Playback @ File type @ Protect indicator (page 119) @ Folder name/file name (page 145) @ Movie recording time (page 104) @Movie quality/speed (pages 65, 68) @Prerecord (Movie) (page 69) @YouTube (page 71) @Date/time (page 48) @ Battery level indicator (page 18) •...
  • Page 14 ;iiiiii!i!i!iii!!ii iii¸i¸i¸i¸¸ii¸i¸¸_¸i _% !_i_!:_iii!i;!!ii!i!ii!iiiiiiiiii_ A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and delete them a countless number of times. Record You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways. Store images on your Print images.
  • Page 15 ..Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions. High Speed CS/Prerecord Now you can shoot up to 30 continuous high- resolution images at the amazing speed of 40 images per second (maximum).
  • Page 16 Be sure to attach the lens cap and strap to the camera before using it. • Attaching the Lens Cap Always keep the lens cap on the lens whenever you are not using the camera. Always leave the lens cap on the lens when the camera is turned off and the lens is retracted.
  • Page 17 • When being powered by AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), the camera may not operate at all at temperatures of 5°C (41 °F) or lower. • When charging rechargeable batteries, use only the charger specified for each battery type. • Do not use manganese batteries to power this camera.
  • Page 18 About rechargeable batteries Use only the rechargeable Ni-MH batteries that are specifically recommended for this camera (page 16). Proper camera operation is not guaranteed when other rechargeable batteries are used. • Batteries cannot be charged while they are loaded in the camera. Checking Remaining Battery...
  • Page 19 Battery Power Conservation Tips • When you do not need to use the flash, select _ (Flash Off) for the flash setting (page 46). • Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 153, 153). •...
  • Page 20 The first time you load batteries into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images. •...
  • Page 21 Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
  • Page 22: To Load A Memory Card

    • Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 21 ) into the memory card slot. • Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove the batteries, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO authorized service center. Quick Start Basics...
  • Page 23: To Format (Initialize) A New Memory Card

    memory format (initialize) a new card You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time. 1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU]. 2. On the "Set Up" tab, select "Format" and then press [_.]. 3.
  • Page 24 power W To turn To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) [ON/OFF] (Power) or [O] (REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press Back lamp__ [I-_--I ] (PLAY). The back lamp will light (green) momentarily the camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode, the lens will extend from the camera at this time.
  • Page 25 iil ..Your images will not come out clearly if you Vertical Horizontal move the camera when you press the shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as shown in the illustration near by, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against your sides as you shoot.
  • Page 26 iiiiiiMii , Diopter dial .i_.,_ (REC) (.._) I )__,, Shutter button Viewfinder -- Mode dial [EVF/LCD] ........ "_'/"__T Monitor ..E,,1 c-1 E< c .1 The following procedure describes how to shoot a single snapshot. For information about shooting a series of shots (Continuous Shutter), see page 56.
  • Page 27 Point the camera at Zoom controller the subject. You can zoom the image, if you want. I-_] Telephoto Wide Angle Half-press the shutter button to focus the image. When focus is complete, the camera will beep, the back lamp will light green, and the focus frame will turn green.
  • Page 28 8. Continuing to keep the camera still, Full-press press the shutter button the rest of the way down. This records the snapshot. • Using Quick Shutter Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record using Quick Shutter (page 99).
  • Page 29 Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera's monitor screen. • For information about how to play back movies, see page 104. • For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page 105. Press [r_q] (PLAY) to enter [F_I] (PLAY) the PLAY mode.
  • Page 30: To Delete A Single File

    If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need in order to free up storage and record more images. • Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone. • For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page 106.
  • Page 31 Operation • Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc. • If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand. Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots...
  • Page 32: Auto Focus Restrictions

    Auto Focus Restrictions • Any of the following can make proper focus impossible. - Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject - Strongly back lit subject - Very shiny subject - Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern - Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera - Subject in a dark location - Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist light to reach...
  • Page 33 Your camera has a variety of different recording modes. Before Mode dial" shooting, use the mode dial to select the recording mode that suits Snapshot Modes _b the type of subject you are trying to record. [ Movie odes i This mode will record consecutive images while firing the flash.
  • Page 34 This more records HD or standard movies. See page 67 for details. • When you use a BEST SHOT scene, the camera's mode changes in accordance with specific setup (Single Shot, Continuous Shutter, High Speed Movie, etc.) for that scene. The recording mode selected by the mode dial is ignored. •...
  • Page 35: Using The Control Panel

    The control panel can be used to configure camera settings. [A] [v] [q][I_] 1. In the REC mode, press [A]. [SET] Use [A] and [V] to select the setting you want to change. This will select one of the control panel icons and display its settings. _4 @Exposure mode (page 36) Control...
  • Page 36 Your camera has a variety of different exposure modes. Before shooting an image, select the exposure mode that suits the type of subject you are shooting. In the REC mode, press [A]. 2. Use[A] and [V] to select the top option in the control panel (Exposure mode).
  • Page 37 In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other settings are adjusted accordingly. Use [,] and [1_] to select the desired shutter speed. • The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture value on the monitor screen will turn orange when you half- press the shutter button if the image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
  • Page 38 • Pixels A digital camera image is a collection of small Pixel dots called "pixels". The more pixels there are in an image, the more detail there will be. However, you generally can do with fewer pixels when printing an image (L size) through a print service, attaching an image to e-mail, when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
  • Page 39 Image Size Selection Tips Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space. iiiiiii!liiiiiii!!iiHiii!iiiliiiii!iiii ii!/illiiiii iiiiiililiiJ! More detail, but takes up more memory. Best when you plan to print large-size prints (such _Pi_ _1_ as A3 size). :.
  • Page 40 Saves the image as both normal JPEG data and RAW image data. A 10M size image is stored for the JPEG data. RAW image data is unprocessed data output by the image sensor and is saved in DNG (digital negative) format. Though the image RAW+JPEG of such data is virtually undeteriorated, it cannot...
  • Page 41 • The initial factory default image size setting is 10M (10 million pixels). • Selecting 3:2 records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the standard aspect ratio of print paper. • The letters "HDTV" stand for "High Definition Television". An HDTV screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of television screens of the past.
  • Page 42 ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light. In the REC mode, press [,&]. 2. Use[A] and [V] to select the third control panel option from the top (ISO Sensitivity). Use [,] and [P.] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. Adjusts sens,t,v,ty automat,ca,y...
  • Page 43 You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
  • Page 44 • When "[] Auto WB" is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible.
  • Page 45 You can use the following procedure to change the Auto Focus metering area for shooting snapshots. • When recording movies, the AF metering area is always "iiBI Spot". In the REC mode, press [A]. Use [A] and [V] to select the fourth control panel option from the bottom (AF Area).
  • Page 46 Press _uP (Flash up) to open the flash unit. • The flash will not fire if the flash unit is not open. In the REC mode, press [V] ( _ { ) once. _up (Flash ( _ { ) 3. Use [,] and [,] to select the flash setting you want and then press [SET].
  • Page 47 • The camera will not release the shutter unless the flash unit is raised when any one of the following conditions exists. Be sure to raise the flash unit whenever shooting with flash is required. - When shooting with Flash CS, which requires the flash to fire - When [] (Flash On) is selected for the flash mode - When []...
  • Page 48 Red-eye Reduction Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of the eye. When [] (Red-Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
  • Page 49 iiiiL Your camera provides you with 20X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 20X to 318.8X.
  • Page 50: Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point

    _ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point If you hold the zoom controller towards [,_'1(Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom controller and then holding it again towards [,_'1(Telephoto) will switch to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
  • Page 51 • The deterioration point depends on Maximum Deterioration the current image size setting (page Zoom Factor Point 38). The smaller the image size ..8o× 20× setting, the higher the zoom factor 80× 20× you can use before reaching the image deterioration point.
  • Page 52 Each press of _ (Focus) will cycle through the available focus mode settings. • Whenever you change to another focus mode, the previous focus point is saved, so you can use Auto Focus for initial focus, and then switch to Manual Focus to make fine adjustments.
  • Page 53 To focus with manual focus On the monitor screen, compose the image so the subject you want to focus on is within the yellow boundary. Watching the image on the monitor screen and [_.] to adjust focus. • At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in Yellow boundary focusing.
  • Page 54 • The following functions are disabled when shooting with Super Macro. - Zoom (both optical and digital) - Auto Macro - Flash - Flash CS • The large zoom factor capabilities of this camera can result in images being out of focus if the camera is moved while shooting with fixed focus.
  • Page 55 Pressing [AEL] temporarily locks the current exposure and/or [AEL] focus settings. Press [AEL] again to unlock the settings. • Pressing [AEL] while the shutter button is half-pressed will lock the current exposure or focus setting. Specifying the [AEL] button Operation Use the following procedure to specify the operation that the [AEL] button performs.
  • Page 56 iiiiiiiii,, To use Continuous Shutter (CS), use Flash CS (page 56) the mode dial to enter the Continuous Shutter mode. Normal Speed CS (page 57), High Speed CS (page 58) f/_( _ )t This mode will record consecutive images while firing the flash.
  • Page 57 7. Press the shutter button to shoot. 8. If you keep the shutter button depressed, the camera will shoot the number of images you specified. Recording will stop if you release the shutter button before the specified number of images is reached. 9.
  • Page 58 Set the mode dial to ,sjj] (High Speed CS). Normal Speed CS icon • This will display m (Normal Speed CS). Hold down the shutter button to shoot. Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed and there is memory available to store them.
  • Page 59 Shutter button half-press Shutter button full-press Shutter button release Pre-recorded images Continuous recording of images until shutter button released _ You can record up to 30 images (pre-recorded buffer images plus real-time images) each Prerecord CS operation. • You can specify 5, 10, 20, or 30 as the maximum number of shots for each continuous shutter operation.
  • Page 60 Set the mode dial to .sjj] (High Speed CS). High Speed CS icon • This will display [] (High Speed CS). Press [SET]. 7. Use [A] and [V] to select the third control panel option from the bottom (High Speed CS fps).
  • Page 61: Images

    Press [SET]. • The approximate number of recordable CS images will appear on the monitor screen. Number of recordable CS images (If you are not performing Prerecord CS, the allowable continuous shutter time also is displayed.) Remaining snapshot memory capacity 14.
  • Page 62 _NOTE • Note the following when selecting a High Speed CS speed (fps) setting. - Use a higher High Speed CS speed (fps) setting when shooting a fast-moving subject. - Use a slower High Speed CS speed (fps) setting when shooting a slower-moving subject.
  • Page 63 After continuous shutter shooting is finished, the shot images are played back at slow speed so you can select the images you want to save. • When shooting with Prerecord CS, the first image saved when you press the shutter all the way is indicated by an "S" mark so you can tell where the continuous shutter operation started.
  • Page 64: Using Continuous Shutter

    _ Continuous Shutter Precautions • If there is not enough available capacity on the memory card, you may not be able to record the number of CS images indicated on the monitor screen. Make sure your memory card has sufficient remaining capacity before shooting with using continuous shutter.
  • Page 65: Movie

    The following procedure explains how to record a Mode dial standard (STD) movie. See the pages indicated below for more information about movies. High-definition movie (HD movie): page 67 High speed movie (HS movie): page 68 Shutter button Set the mode dial to @ (HD/STD). Press [A].
  • Page 66 In order to avoid problems such as these, use of an Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
  • Page 67 • The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is recommended under these conditions. • Face Detection is disabled during movie recording. •...
  • Page 68 This camera supports recording of high speed movies at a maximum speed of 1000 fps. The aspect ratio of movies recorded with this mode depends on the frame rate (recording speed). • When shooting with the "HS" movie mode at a frame rate setting of "30-120 fps" or "30-240 fps", audio is recorded only while the camera is shooting at 30 fps.
  • Page 69 _NOTE • The higher the frame rate (speed), the more lighting is required when shooting. When shooting a high speed movie, shoot in a well-lit environment. • When recording certain types of movies, the image that appears on the monitor screen may be smaller than normal.
  • Page 70: (Prerecord (Movie))

    • To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie 1. In the REC mode, set the mode dial to =@ (HD/STD) or =(_ (HS). Select the movie mode you want to use. Press [A]. Use [A] and [V] to select the third control...
  • Page 71: (Youtube)

    The movie file will be stored in a camera folder named "100YOUTB'. • Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the YouTube Mode to YouTube (page 137).
  • Page 72 You can use the following procedure to turn optical zoom (page 50) on or off while "HD/STD" is selected as the movie mode. 1. Set the mode dial to @ (HD/STD). Press [A]. Use [A] and [V] to select the fourth control panel option...
  • Page 73: Menus

    BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample "scenes" that show a variety of different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the camera sets up for it automatically.
  • Page 74 Press the shutter button to start shooting. • Using the Scene Information Screen To find out more about a scene, select it with the boundary on the scene menu and then slide the zoom controller in either direction. P_,,_ai_ • To return tothescene menu, slide thezoom controller again.
  • Page 75 Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall whenever you need them. On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named BEST SHOT (Register User Scene). 2.
  • Page 76 With High Speed Night Scene and High Speed Night Scene and Portrait, the camera detects automatically whether it is being hand-held or on a tripod. If the camera detects it is being hand-held, pressing the shutter button will record a series of images and combine them in a way that minimizes image blur due to low light conditions.
  • Page 77 When you press the shutter button while High Speed Anti Shake is enabled, the camera records multiple images and automatically combines them in a way that produces a final image with minimal blur. You can shoot with this feature to minimize the effects of camera movement when shooting with optical anti shake does not produce the desired results.
  • Page 78: (High Speed Lighting)

    This BEST SHOT scene shoots a series of CS images using different exposure settings and combines them into a final image to correct for overexposure underexposure of subjects of differing brightness. In the REC mode, press [BS]. Select "High Speed Lighting" and then press [SET].
  • Page 79: (Lag Correction)

    There always is some unavoidable time lag between the point you press the shutter button and the point that the image is actually recorded. The "Lag Correction" feature lets you configure the camera to lessen or even eliminate this lag to help you better time your shots and get exactly the moment you want.
  • Page 80 Use [,] and [_.] to scroll through the pre-recorded images on the monitor screen. Use [,] and [1_] to scroll through the pre-recorded images. Each image appears, along with an indication of the timing when it was pre-recorded. ._-_ _ .,-_ _ _-_ _ ._-_ SHUTTER...
  • Page 81: Image

    Multi-motion image can be used to isolate a moving subject within a series of multiple images and place them against a stationary background. Use a tripod or some other means to make sure that the camera is not moving or shaking when shooting with Multi-motion image.
  • Page 82 CAS|O CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan MAIOO1-B...

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