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  • Page 1 Instruction Manual Model name DZHV595E...
  • Page 2: Operating Environment Conditions

    Precautions Safety Instruction • Do not store the camera in intense heat or cold for long periods of time, as this may result in permanent damage to the camera. • Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas, as its components may be damaged. •...
  • Page 3 SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Section 1 Getting to Know Your Camera ......... 5 Section 2 Getting Started ..............9 Section 3 Enjoying the Record Mode ..........11 Section 4 Enjoying the Playback Mode ......... 22 Section 5 Setting Your Camera ............. 27 Section 6 Viewing Photos and Videos on TV ........
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Camera

    Hitachi cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio. If you or a third party make a mistake when handling this digital camera device or memory card, etc., the recorded contents may be lost. Hitachi cannot be responsible for compensation for damage due to loss of recorded contents.
  • Page 6: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Unpack the package and make sure all standard accessories listed are included: • Camera • USB Cable • AV Cable • HDMI Cable • Adaptor • Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery • Quick Guide • CD-ROM (Software, User’s Manual) • Pouch •...
  • Page 7 Front View Tele/Wide Button Photo Button Microphone LCD Touch Panel Flash Lens Self-timer LED Rear View Playback LED Indicator Record LED Indicator TV Port Video Button HDMI Port Mini USB 2.0 Port...
  • Page 8 Side View Power Button Playback Button Pause Button Digital Light Button Stabilization Button Speaker Bottom View Battery/SD card Cover Tripod Socket...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Section 2 Getting Started Loading the Battery Before using the camera, you must load the supplied Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Insert the battery according to the correct polarity marks ( + or -). Close the battery cover firmly. Charge your battery You must use the supplied AC charger or the USB cable. The camera must be turned OFF; blinking light confirms charging, and the light becomes constant when the charging has been completed.
  • Page 10: Turning The Camera On

    Turning the Camera On • To turn on the camera: Flip out the LCD panel; the camera will turn on automatically. Or press [Power Button ] for one second to turn it on. Configuring the Initial Date and Time Setup •...
  • Page 11: Enjoying The Record Mode

    Section 3 Enjoying the Record Mode Button Function Video Button: Press to take video. To stop recording, press it again. Photo Button: Press to take photo. When recording video, press to capture the image. Tele Button: Zoom In. Wide Button Zoom out.
  • Page 12: Lcd Monitor Information

    LCD Monitor Information The indicators shown below may display on LCD when videos and photos are recorded: Video Resolution Full HD (1080p 30 fps) HD (720p 60 fps) HD (720p 30 fps) VGA (640X480) Slow Motion (Record video at 432x240(QVGA) resolution.) Photo Resolution 16MP Recording time of the video that can still be taken at current...
  • Page 13 SD Card Inserted Flash Auto (Photo Recording Only) Red Eye Reduction (Photo Recording Only) Flash Off Digital Light On (10) Stabilization Pre-Record Mode (11) Time Lapse (12) Macro Focusing On Daylight (13) Fluorescent Tungsten Scene Skin Night (14) Backlight Black/White Classic Negative (15)
  • Page 14: Video Recording

    Zoom meter: 1X~2700X (23X Optical zoom and 120X Digital zoom) The camera will zoom in by optical zoom first. As you continue to hold (18) the [Tele] button, it will zoom in up to 23x.(blue area on the zoom bar.) When you want to zoom in beyond the optical zoom range, hold the [Tele] button again, the digital zoom will be activated up to 120X.(yellow area on the zoom bar.) Note...
  • Page 15: Using Zoom Function

    Using Zoom Function • The zoom magnifies images when recording video or taking photo. To zoom in/out, press the Tele/Wide Button. It can be set from 1X~2700X (23X Optical zoom and 120X Digital zoom) Using Digital Light Function • The setting allows you to extend the brightness of the objects that are dark or in the shadow. It can extend the dynamic range for backlight and high contrast sense, so that the objects will be brighter and clearer.
  • Page 16: Options For Record Menu

    Options for Record Menu Video Photo Effect Setting* • Resolution • Resolution • Scene • Sound • Pre-record • Flash • WB(White Balance) • • Motion Detect • • Macro Mode • Language • Slow Motion • Self-Timer • Time Setting •...
  • Page 17: Video Resolution

    Video Operation Display Screen ouch on the screen in Record Mode. The menu will show on the screen. Touch the [Video] icon on the screen. Submenu of Video will pop out on the screen. The Video submenu contains 5 options-- Resolution, Pre- record, Motion Detect, Slow Motion, and Time Lapse --for you to adjust the camera settings.
  • Page 18: Motion Detection

    Motion Detection Record videos automatically when the camera detects a movement. Operation Display Screen In the Video menu, touch the [Motion Detect] icon on the screen. Touch to select [On] or [Off] Touch the Exit icon ) to exit. Camera will start to record video automatically if it detects a movement.
  • Page 19: Photo Resolution

    Photo Operation Display Screen ouch on the screen in Record Mode. The menu will show on the screen. Touch the [Photo] icon on the screen. Submenu of Photo will pop out on the screen. The Photo submenu contains 4 options-- Resolution, Flash, ISO, and Self-Timer --for you to adjust the camera settings.
  • Page 20 The camera adjusts the ISO sensitivity of its images automatically. Four manual ISO sensitivity settings are available. (800/1600/3200/6400). The larger the number is, the higher the ISO sensitivity is set to. Select a small number to shoot a smoother image. Select a large number to shoot an image in a dark location or to shoot a subject moving at high speed.
  • Page 21: White Balance

    Scene You can select the mode according to the scene condition. • Auto: Shoot without any special effect on the image. • Skin: Shoot with an effect that makes skin tones more natural. • Night: Use Night Mode for night scenes or low light conditions. •...
  • Page 22: Enjoying The Playback Mode

    Section 4 Enjoying the Playback Mode Button Function The Buttons have the following functions in Playback Mode. Video Button: Switch to Record Mode. Tele Button: Zoom In. Wide Button Zoom out. Playback Button: Switch between Record / Playback Mode. For quick review, press it after recording. Pause Button: In Video Playback Mode, press to pause the recorded video.
  • Page 23 LCD Monitor Information Indicators on the LCD screen while in Playback Mode: Video Playback Mode Photo Playback Mode Video Resolution Full HD (1080p 30 fps) HD (720p 60 fps) HD (720p 30 fps) VGA (640X480) Slow Motion (432x240(QVGA)) Photo Resolution 16MP Dual Record (The image resolution captured during videos recording is the same as the video resolution.)
  • Page 24: Operations For Playback Mode

    Video play Video pause Video fast forward Next video/photo (10) Delete Slideshow (11) Slideshow stop (12) Magnification Indicator Operations for Playback Mode The Playback Mode is for viewing and managing videos and photos on the built-in memory or on an SD Card. Operation Display Screen Press...
  • Page 25: Video Playback

    Video Playback Operation Display Screen In the Video Playback mode, touch to play or pause the videos. Sweep to the right or touch to go to the previous video; sweep to the left or touch to go to the next video.
  • Page 26: Photo Playback

    Photo Playback Operation Display Screen In the Photo Playback mode, sweep to the right or touch to go to the previous photo; sweep to the left or touch to go to the next photo. While the photo is selected, press [Tele Button] to magnify. (The magnification Indicator appears on the screen) To navigate the magnified photo, press on the screen and move as well. (The inner Magnification Indicator turns...
  • Page 27: Setting Your Camera

    Section 5 Setting Your Camera Setting Menu Operation Display Screen ouch on the screen in Record Mode. The menu will show on the screen. Touch the [Setting] icon on the screen. Submenu of Setting will pop out on the screen. The Setting submenu contains 7 options for configuring your camera setup.
  • Page 28: Time Setting

    Language Use this option to select the language of the user interface. Operation Display Screen In the Setting menu, touch the [Language] icon on the screen. Touch to select the desired option. Touch the Exit icon ) to exit. Time Setting Operation Display Screen In the Setting menu, touch the [Time Setting] icon on the...
  • Page 29: Default Setting

    Format • Yes: Format the built-in memory ( When there is no SD card in the camera ) / SD Card (When there is an SD card in the camera). • Do not format the built-in memory ( When there is no SD card in the camera ) / SD Card (When there is an SD card in the camera). Operation Display Screen In the Setting menu, touch the [Format] icon on the screen. Touch to select [Yes] or [No] (Touch [Yes] to enter the confirmation screen.) Touch the [Yes...
  • Page 30 The following table indicates the camera’s default settings Setting Default Factory Setting Resolution FHD (1080p 30) for Video 5MP for Photo Stabilization Motion Detection Slow Motion Time Lapse Self-Timer Auto Scene Auto White Balance Auto Flash Sound Depends on shipping area Language Depends on shipping area Date Printing...
  • Page 31: Viewing Photos And Videos On Tv

    Section 6 Viewing Photos and Videos on TV Connecting to a High-Definition 16:9(Wide) TV Connect the HDMI cable to your camera’s HDMI Out port. Connect the other end of the cable to a television. Set the video input source of your TV to “ HDMI.” The steps for viewing stored videos and photos on HDTV are exactly the same as for viewing them on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 32: Viewing Video & Photo On Pc

    Section 7 Viewing Video & Photo on PC Installing Bundled Software The CD-ROM supplied with this camera contains 2 pieces of software. • ArcSoft MediaImpression is a user-friendly application that helps you managing your media, burning your video into DVD, and uploading your files to the web sites easily. •...
  • Page 33: Uploading Files To Internet

    Section 8 Uploading Files to Internet The built-in Internet Direct application offers you an easy way to upload your files to Internet instantly. It helps you share them with your family and friends on the web site. To upload files to Internet: Connect the camera to your computer by using the supplied USB cable. After making a USB connection, the AutoPlay window will appear.
  • Page 34 The main screen appears automatically on the desktop. (To view the recorded clips on Internet Direct, it is necessary to install ArcSoft MediaImpression first. ) Note • The web site may be not allowed to access in certain regions. On the thumbnail screen, click on the up/down icon to change the pages. Click on the file(s) you want to upload. Click on “ UPLOAD” to start uploading.
  • Page 35 Click on “ CANCEL” to stop uploading. To playback the video file: Double click on the video clip on the thumbnail screen. Click on the Play/Pause icon to play/pause. Click on the Return icon to return to the thumbnail preview screen. To setup your account information for the website: 1.
  • Page 36: Specifications And System Requirements

    Section 9 Specifications and System Requirements Specification Image sensor 5 Mega pixel CMOS sensor Operation modes Video record, Photo record Lens Auto Focus Lens (F3.5) Focus range Macro Mode:1cm~120cm Normal Mode: 1 cm ~ infinity Zoom 1X~2700X (23X Optical zoom and 120X Digital zoom) Shutter Electronic LCD monitor 3”...
  • Page 37: System Requirements

    System requirements • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 • Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz or above • 512 MB RAM • 1 GB free HDD space • Available USB port • CD-ROM Drive • 16-bit Colour Display Note The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Section 10 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting The flash is not working. The battery power is low. The flash will be disabled when the battery is charging. (The camera is in DC power mode.) In flash auto mode, camera flash fires ONLY when necessary (in dark setting as example). The files on the memory card do not display smoothly when the LCD shows the “!” marking. The “!” means the SD card is low speed or is having wrong content inside. The way to solve this condition is to format SD card by the camera instead of a PC (Please refer to the detailed Format instruction in Section 5).
  • Page 39: Additional Information

    Hitachi cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio. If you or a third party make a mistake when handling this digital camera device or memory card, etc., the recorded contents may be lost.
  • Page 40 Used correctly, domestic batteries are a safe and dependable source of portable power. Problems can occur if they are misused or abused — resulting in leakage or, in extreme cases, fire or explosion. Here are some simple guidelines to safe battery use designed to eliminate any such problems.
  • Page 41 SD Card Capacity and Approximate Recording Time Approximate Recordable Time Memory Card Capacity Video Resolution (Minutes) FHD(1080p 30) 00:11:08 HD+ (720p 60) 00:11:08 HD(720p 30) 00:16:43 VGA (640X480) 00:33:26 FHD(1080p 30) 00:22:10 HD+ (720p 60) 00:22:10 HD(720p 30) 00:33:15 VGA (640X480) 01:06:30 FHD(1080p 30) 00:43:45...
  • Page 42 Approximate number of Memory Card Capacity Photo Resolution Recordable Pictures High (16M pixels) Standard (5M pixels) Low (3M pixels) High (16M pixels) Standard (5M pixels) 1145 Low (3M pixels) 1622 High (16M pixels) Standard (5M pixels) 2261 Low (3M pixels) 3203 High (16M pixels) 1590...
  • Page 43 ARGOS Product Guarantee This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period 1 Year This does not cover the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention of the instructions, or where the product has been the subject of unauthorised modifications or alterations, or has been the subject of commercial use In the event of a problem with the product within the guarantee period please return it to your nearest Argos store...
  • Page 44 Manual Appendix The camera will focus on the subject. Smile Detect and Face Tracking Function LCD Monitor Information The indicator shown below may display on LCD when movies and pictures are recorded: Then, the camera will capture the photo automatically. Effect Face Tracking Pre-Record Mode...
  • Page 46 Getting Started Load the rechargeable Li-ion battery /SD card (Optional) Insert the battery according to the correct polarity marks (+ or -). Close the battery cover rmly. Recommended memory capacity of SD card (Optional) --1GB or above. Insert the SD card (Optional) into the slot.
  • Page 47 Record & Play LCD Touch Panel Flip to power on 6. To zoom in or out • Flip out the LCD panel or hold [Power • Press Button ] for one second. • If no operation is made in 3 minutes, the camera will turn itself off 7.
  • Page 48 Plug & Share Viewing Videos and Photos on PC Install the bundled software application, ArcSoft MediaImpression , to view the videos correctly on a PC. Connect the computer and the camera using the supplied mini USB2.0 cable as shown. Videos and photos can be found on your computer at “My Computer\Removable Disk\DCIM\100MEDIA”...
  • Page 49 Tour of Your Camera Front / Rear [Photo] Button Press to take photos. Tele/Wide Button When recording videos, press to capture the image. Microphone Flash Lens Self-timer LED Playback LED Indicator Record LED Indicator TV Port [Video] Button Press to take videos. To s t o p r e c o r d i n g , HDMI Port press it again.
  • Page 50 Tour of Your Camera Side / Bottom Power Button [Playback] Button Switch between Record /Playback Mode. For quick review, press it after recording. Pause Button Press to pause the recording. To continue the Digital Light Button Stabilization Speaker recording, press it Button Digital Light On/Off.
  • Page 51 Troubleshooting The flash is not working. The battery power is low. The camera is in DC power mode. In flash auto mode, camera flash fires ONLY when necessary (in dark setting as example). es on the memory card do not display smoothly when the LCD shows the “!”...
  • Page 52 For advice on where to purchase accessories, please contact the store where you purchased your equipment. Hitachi cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded contents cannot be played back because of a defect in the digital camera device or memory card.
  • Page 53 DZHV595E...