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  • Page 1 Photosmart Digital Camera with HP Instant Share user's manual User's Manual...
  • Page 3 Trademark and Copyright Information © 2003 Copyright Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under the copyright laws. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Getting Started ......9 Camera Parts ......10 Setup .
  • Page 6 Image Info ......67 Setup ....... .68 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 7 Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share ....69 Setting Up the Share Menu on the Camera ..70 Using the Share Menu .
  • Page 8 HP Accessibility Website ....114 HP Photosmart Website ....114 Support Process .
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    HP Photosmart printer or other select HP printers without ever connecting to your computer.
  • Page 10: Camera Parts

    (this button only works when the flash assembly is up). Allows you to select between SELF-TIMER SELF-TIMER - 2 SHOTS mode. BURST Allows you to select between , and MACRO INFINITY settings. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual NORMAL , and NORMAL focus MANUAL...
  • Page 11 Power/Memory light (page 17) Memory card door (page 17) Controller with buttons button (pages 40, 61) ON/OFF switch (page 17) HP Instant Share button (page 69) Print button (page 60) Playback button (page 57) Chapter 1: Getting Started Description Zooms out the lens to the wide angle position, and in to the telephoto position.
  • Page 12 Allows you to frame the subject of your picture or video clip. Adjusts the focus in the microdisplay. (It does NOT affect the focus of the image or video clip that you capture). HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual and review them...
  • Page 13 Name Shutter button (pages 27, 28, Mode selector (pages 29, 38) Neck strap mount (page 16) Speaker Pop-up flash release (page 32) Pop-up flash assembly (page 32) Chapter 1: Getting Started Description Takes a picture and records audio, or starts and stops recording a video clip Allows you to select between video mode and a number of different exposure modes for still pictures...
  • Page 14 Allows you to connect an optional Audio/ Video cable from the camera to a television Allows you to connect an optional HP AC power adapter to the camera to either operate the camera without batteries, or recharge the batteries in the camera Allows you to mount the camera to a tripod HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 15: Setup

    Pull to tighten the knot. Chapter 1: Getting Started Description Allows you to connect the camera to the optional HP 8881 camera dock Allows access to insert and remove the batteries...
  • Page 16: Attaching The Neck Strap

    Battery life will also vary dramatically depending upon the type of batteries installed in the camera. For hints on optimizing battery performance, see Managing Batteries ) position on page 121. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Installing The Memory Card

    NOTE If the Power/Memory light is blinking red, the batteries are very low, and the camera will shut down soon. Replace or recharge the batteries, or use the optional HP AC adapter to power the camera. Chapter 1: Getting Started...
  • Page 18: Understanding The Status Screen

    Understanding the Status Screen When you turn on the camera, the HP logo screen and then the status screen appear briefly on the Image Display. The main part of the status screen shows the number of pictures remaining, battery level, and the current settings for Flash, Resolution, and Compression.
  • Page 19: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time The camera has a clock that records the date and time at which you take each picture. This information does not appear in the image itself, but is recorded in the image properties, which you can see when viewing the image in the (page 67), in the Playback...
  • Page 20: Installing The Software

    Service Pack 2 on Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me. Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus protection software running on your computer. Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD drive of your computer. The installation window should automatically appear.
  • Page 21: Macintosh

    Macintosh Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus protection software running on your computer. Insert the HP Photo & Imaging software CD into the CD drive of your computer. Double-click the CD icon on the computer desktop. Double-click the installer icon, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  • Page 22 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Taking Pictures And Recording Video Clips

    Chapter 2: Taking Pictures and Recording Video Clips Using the Displays Your camera has two displays - the Image Display. Whichever display is currently on will be called the “active display” throughout this manual: Microdisplay (viewfinder) Allows you to frame pictures and video clips using and to view the Capture...
  • Page 24 F12.4 you press the taking a still picture. Battery level when using batteries (see on page AC power when using the optional HP AC adapter or Camera Dock. setting (default is setting (default is on page 32) or a tripod.
  • Page 25: Using The Focus Brackets

    # Icon Description FLASH OFF AUTO FLASH flash assembly is up). Focus brackets (see the next section below). Using the Focus Brackets The two brackets in the middle of the active display screen show the focus region for the picture you are taking or the video clip you are recording.
  • Page 26: Using Focus Lock

    Shutter button halfway down while you button all the way down to take the picture. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual icon blinks MACRO focus range but detects (close-up) focus range...
  • Page 27: Taking Still Pictures

    Taking Still Pictures You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on, regardless of what is being shown on the active display. Rotate the Mode selector to or another of the exposure modes (see Setting the Exposure Mode on page 38).
  • Page 28: Recording Audio With Still Pictures

    61). Shutter button only halfway after modes. button all the way down to take the picture. Shutter button down to record the Shutter Playback menu (see HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Play/Record button, otherwise the Record Using the Playback...
  • Page 29: Recording Video Clips

    Recording Video Clips Rotate the Mode Video mode. Frame the subject for your video in the active display. Press the Shutter down to measure and lock focus (exposure is continually measured and adjusted during recording). To start recording, press the and release it.
  • Page 30: Using Zoom

    3.5x. The zoom meter will consequently look different in Macro mode, with a wider white bar in the middle of the meter. ) appears in the active Zoom In focus, you can only zoom MACRO HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses no moving lens parts. The camera essentially crops the image to give an appearance of the subject of the picture being an additional 1.2x to 7x larger. NOTE You cannot use digital zoom while recording video clips.
  • Page 32: Using The Pop-up Flash

    (see Note below for further description of red-eye reduction). The camera always flashes. If the light is behind your subject, you can use this setting to increase the light on the front of your subject. This is called “fill-flash.” HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 33 Icon Setting FLASH ON WITH RED-EYE REDUCTION NIGHT NIGHT WITH RED-EYE REDUCTION To turn the flash off, press the pop-up flash assembly down until it snaps shut. When the flash is off, the appears at the top of the NOTE The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light from the flash reflecting off the subjects’...
  • Page 34: Using Self-timer Mode

    Shutter button all the way down. A 10- , the Self-Timer light blinks for Mode selector to Video Shutter HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Focus Lock Shutter button all Focus Lock, the camera mode. button and then...
  • Page 35: Using Burst Mode

    Using Burst Mode Burst allows you to take multiple still pictures in a row as quickly as the camera possibly can. This feature is not available for video clips. Press the Timer/Burst the active display. Frame the subject and press the down and hold it.
  • Page 36: Using The Focus Settings

    You can determine the focus by observing the image in the active display and by a meter that appears on the right side of the active display. For more information, Hints on Using Manual Focus page 37. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual buttons to...
  • Page 37: Focus Search Priority

    Focus Search Priority When the camera is set to searching for focus from the last focus position. However, you can use the feature is useful when there are multiple objects at different distances in the focus region. Holding the down causes the camera to begin searching for focus from the farthest position (infinity in mode), thus making the camera more likely to focus MACRO...
  • Page 38: Setting The Exposure Mode

    Capture The camera biases toward wider apertures to blur the background. Camera records video clips (see Video Clips on page 29) HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Mode selector to the menu option is menu. menu option is menu.
  • Page 39: 2-second Release Priority

    Icon Setting SHUTTER PRIORITY APERTURE PRIORITY 2-second release priority When the exposure mode is set to multiple pictures in rapid succession without having to wait for the camera to measure focus and exposure for each picture. Release and then re-press the within 2 seconds after taking a picture, and the camera takes the next picture using the same focus and exposure measurements as the previous picture.
  • Page 40: Using The Capture Menu

    Capture VIDEO HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Live View Screen two Capture menu buttons to change buttons and then the Capture...
  • Page 41: Help For The Menu Options

    Help for the Menu Options Help... is the last option in each of Capture sub-menus. The option provides information about that Capture menu option and its settings. For example, if you press when Help... is highlighted in the AE Metering sub-menu, the AE Metering Help screen is displayed, as shown.
  • Page 42: Ev Compensation

    The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off (unless checked in the Remembered Settings to override the automatic exposure is useful in scenes that contain many light screen HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual (Exposure Compensation. Capture Live View screen EV Compensation menu - see page 90).
  • Page 43: White Balance

    White Balance Different kinds of lighting conditions cast different colors. For example, sunlight is more blue, while indoor tungsten light is more yellow. Scenes dominated by a single color may require an adjustment of the white balance setting to help the camera reproduce colors more accurately and ensure that whites appear white in the final picture.
  • Page 44: Manual White Balance

    The camera calculates a custom Balance based on your target image (see the following subsection). White Balance menu - see page 90). option, the screen portion of the setting, simply press the button. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual White is checked screen without...
  • Page 45: Ae Metering

    To change the Manual White Balance Point the camera at a white or gray target (such as a piece of paper), making sure that the region inside the focus brackets encompasses the white or gray target. Press the Shutter The camera then calculates a custom based on the region inside the focus brackets.
  • Page 46 The new setting remains in effect until it is changed again or until the camera is turned off (unless Remembered Settings Live View screen. AE Metering menu - see page 90). HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Shutter is checked in...
  • Page 47: Iso Speed

    ISO Speed This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to light. When ISO Speed is set to Auto, the camera selects the best ISO speed for the scene. NOTE If the camera is in mode, the ISO Speed ISO option in the Lower ISO speeds allow slower shutter speeds, and will capture the best quality pictures with the least amount of grain (or noise).
  • Page 48: Digital Flash

    “noisy” or grainy, and indoor or night images may be blurry if taken without a regular flash or a tripod. With Digital Flash with or without regular flash, Digital Flash HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Digital Flash Digital Flash does not affect...
  • Page 49 In the Capture menu (page 40), select Digital Flash. In the Digital Flash buttons to highlight a setting. Press to save the setting and return to the Capture The following table helps explain the settings in more detail: Icon Setting Description None Camera will process the image as normal.
  • Page 50: Color

    (Full Color) when you turn the camera off (unless is checked in the Remembered Settings setting, the image cannot be adjusted later. Color HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Color Black & Capture menu. setting resets to the Color menu - see page 90).
  • Page 51: Resolution

    Resolution This setting allows you to set the resolution (number of pixels) at which your images will be captured. In the Capture menu (page 40), select Resolution. In the Resolution buttons to highlight a setting. Press to save the setting and return to the Capture The following table helps explain the settings in more detail:...
  • Page 52: Compression

    The new setting remains in effect (even if you turn the camera off) until it is changed again. menu, use the menu. Best setting. This is the default count at the bottom of the screen HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Memory Card...
  • Page 53: Saturation

    Saturation This setting allows you to determine how saturated the colors will be in your pictures. In the Capture menu (page 40), select Saturation. In the Saturation buttons to highlight a setting. The new setting is applied to the Live View menu, so you should be able to see the effect the setting will have on the picture.
  • Page 54: Sharpness

    The edges in your images will have normal sharpness. The edges in your images will be more pronounced. This setting may be helpful for outdoor landscapes, but the images will contain more grain. screen. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Capture menu.
  • Page 55: Contrast

    Contrast This setting allows you to control how much contrast there will be between the dark and light colors in your captured images, including the amount of detail there will be in the highlights and shadows within the images. In the Capture menu (page 40), select Contrast.
  • Page 56: Setup

    Setup If you press when the Capture menu, the the Setup Menu on page 83. Setup option is highlighted in the Setup menu displays. See HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Chapter 6: Using...
  • Page 57: Chapter 3: Reviewing Images

    Chapter 3: Reviewing Images You can use the Playback video clips in your camera. In addition, the allows you to add, change, or delete audio clips, delete images or video clips, magnify still images, and view all the settings that were used when that image or video clip was captured. NOTE When reviewing images in Playback, you can use the Print...
  • Page 58 # Icon Description Battery level (actual icon shown depends on the state of your camera batteries). AC power when using the optional HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock. Displays for the first few seconds when you enter Playback the images or video clips.
  • Page 59: Total Images Summary Screen

    HP Instant Share and printing. You can also view this screen from anywhere in Playback pressing either of the buttons.
  • Page 60: Selecting Images For Printing

    HP printers. NOTE You can use the...
  • Page 61: Using The Playback Menu

    Using the Playback Menu Playback menu allows you to play or record audio clips, play video clips, delete images, audio clips, or video clips or format the memory card, magnify an image on the Image Display, or view all of the settings that were used when capturing an image.
  • Page 62 Records an audio clip to attach to this image (see Record Audio on page 64). Plays this video clip (see on page 65). Setup menu, which allows you to set HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Playback menu menu is displayed. Video clip Play on page 64). Magnify Image Info on page 83).
  • Page 63 Printing Indicates this image has been selected to be sent to 1 destination using Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share 0:28 Visible if this is a video clip, with the length of the video clip displayed to the left of the icon.
  • Page 64: Play/record Audio

    60 seconds or until the memory card fills up, whichever comes first. depending on the still image or video to play the audio clip or and then icon and audio counter are again, otherwise the audio will HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual button.
  • Page 65: Delete

    Delete In the Playback highlight Delete In the Delete sub-menu, use the buttons to highlight the option you want, and then press OK. These options include: • Cancel—Returns to the Playback menu without deleting anything. • This Image—Deletes the currently displayed image or video clip.
  • Page 66: Magnify

    Press the button to exit the magnified image and return to the Playback to see a close-up of the currently menu (page 61), buttons. to decrease Zoom In Zoom controls. menu. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 67: Image Info

    Image Info This option allows you to see all of the settings that were used when capturing the currently displayed image. In the Playback press OK. Use the buttons to scroll to other images and view their information. Then press the NOTE The information in the last three rows in the bottom right corner is the same information that appears in the...
  • Page 68: Setup

    AUTO, FLASH OFF ), or blank if it is a video clip. Setup option is highlighted in the Setup menu displays. See on page 83. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual ) or MANUAL setting. FLASH ON , or NIGHT NIGHT...
  • Page 69: Using Hp Instant Share

    HP Instant Share NOTE Visit www.hp.com/go/instantshare Share in action. Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share menu on your camera, as explained in the destinations. First see on page 74. Unloading Images to a Computer destinations. HP Instant Share.
  • Page 70: Setting Up The Share Menu On The Camera

    Make sure that the HP Photo & Imaging Software is installed on your computer (see page 20). Turn on the camera, and then press the (Share) button on the back of the camera.
  • Page 71 Connect the camera to your computer by using the USB cable or an optional HP 8881 camera dock (if you use the dock, press the putting the camera in the dock). This activates the Camera Share Menu Setup Wizard on your computer.
  • Page 72 Once you are successfully registered, sign in to HP Passport, and then the HP Instant Share E-mail Setup appear. Here you can either enter individual e-mail addresses or create group distribution lists, and specify how you want them to appear in the camera’s...
  • Page 73: Using The Share Menu

    A website destination that was set up. Other types of destinations may have different icons. Customize this menu... other HP Instant Share menu. (See Camera Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share Share menu on the camera (see Share Share menu options as shown in the Share screen.
  • Page 74: Selecting Images For Hp Instant Share Destinations

    Share menu for this image, such as an HP Instant Share Share menu. Unloading Images to a Computer destinations. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual destinations. Share button. Share menu. To un- button again. HP Instant Share...
  • Page 75: How Hp Instant Share E-mails Images

    You must have an active Internet e-mail account that is accessible when e-mailing any images that you selected for Chapter 4: Using HP Instant Share HP Instant Share Share menu. The message contains HP Instant Share e-mail destinations.
  • Page 76 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 77: Unloading, Printing, And Displaying Images

    Unloading, Printing, and Displaying Images Unloading Images to a Computer NOTE You can also use the optional HP 8881 camera dock to do this task. See page 129. Confirm the following: • The HP Photo & Imaging software is installed on your computer...
  • Page 78 Simply click on box. Turn on the camera. The HP Image Unload software will launch on your computer. If you have set the software to automatically unload the images in the camera, the images will automatically unload to the computer. Otherwise, in the...
  • Page 79: Printing Images Directly From The Camera

    129. You can connect the camera directly to any HP Photosmart printer or to any other HP printer with a front panel USB port, then either print all images in the camera, or just those images you have selected using the camera...
  • Page 80 Print button again to return to the Print Setup menu look correct, press menu using the arrow keys on the screen showing the page layout that will Print Size HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual buttons to adjust the Paper Size.
  • Page 81: Displaying Images On A Tv

    Images in your camera can easily be displayed as a slideshow on almost any television. NOTE You can also use the optional HP 8881 camera dock to do this task. See page 129. To connect the camera directly to a TV, you need an A/V (Audio/Video) cable.
  • Page 82 The Image Display on the camera turns off when the camera is connected to a TV. However, you can still use Playback since the menus will display on the TV screen. buttons. Share menus while connected to the TV, HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Print...
  • Page 83: Using The Setup Menu

    Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu Setup menu allows you to adjust a number of camera settings, such as the camera sounds, date and time, and the configuration of the USB or TV connection. To display the Setup (page 40) or the Setup menu option.
  • Page 84: Camera Sounds

    (the default) or Off. Press to save the setting and return to the Setup NOTE In the interest of conserving battery power, HP recommends leaving sub-menu, menu. setting menu. sub-menu, menu. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Camera Sounds. Play menu Eye Start...
  • Page 85: Focus Assist Light

    Setup NOTE HP recommends leaving this setting at Auto, since turning it off hinders the ability of the camera to focus correctly in low light. LCD Brightness This setting lets you adjust the brightness of the Image Display.
  • Page 86: Instant Review

    Image Display turn off). When the camera is in the “sleep” state, pressing any button will wake the camera up again. The times selected in this sub-menu include the sleep timeout. sub-menu, menu. sub-menu, menu. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 87: Date & Time

    Date & Time This setting allows you to set the current date and time, as well as the date/time format, for the camera. This is usually done when you first set up the camera; however, you may need to re-set the date and time when you are travelling to different time zones, or if the date and time is incorrect.
  • Page 88: Usb Configuration

    HP Photo & Imaging software: Installed on your computer Not installed on your computer Press to save the setting and return to the Windows Digital Camera Disk Drive Disk Drive Digital Camera (OSX systems) HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Macintosh Setup menu.
  • Page 89: Tv Configuration

    For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, see either Displaying Images on a TV optional Audio/Video cable, or Using the Dock on page 134 when using the HP 8881 camera dock. Chapter 6: Using the Setup Menu sub-menu, on page 81 when using the...
  • Page 90: Language

    Flash is temporarily ignored if the menu item that is not in this screen HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Setup menu.
  • Page 91: Reset Settings

    Reset Settings This option allows you to reset the camera to the factory default settings. In the Setup menu (page 83), select Reset Settings. In the Reset Settings highlight one of the following: • Cancel - exits the menu without making any changes.
  • Page 92 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting And Support

    Error messages on the camera. Error messages on the computer. Self-diagnostic tests on the camera. How to get assistance from HP. Resetting the Camera If your camera does not respond when you press any buttons, you can try resetting the camera in the following way: Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera and remove all four batteries.
  • Page 94: Problems And Solutions

    NiMH batteries. If you must use alkaline batteries, use high-grade “ultra” or “premium” varieties. Ensure that the HP AC power adapter is connected to the camera and is plugged into a working electrical outlet. Ensure that the HP AC power...
  • Page 95 Problem Possible cause The Eye Start microdisplay sensor cannot in the detect that you viewfinder are looking does not turn through the on when I put viewfinder my eye up to (sometimes occurs when wearing glasses) The Eye Start sensor has been turned off.
  • Page 96 Use the zoom only when necessary. AUTO FLASH FLASH Use an HP AC power adapter to power the camera when you are using the Image Display for an extended period of time. Do not use ordinary alkaline batteries. For best results, use photo-lithium batteries or rechargeable NiMH batteries.
  • Page 97 Purchase new NiMH batteries and try again. Use only the HP AC power adapter approved for use with this camera (page 127). NiMH batteries degrade over time and can fail.
  • Page 98 It will take longer to take a picture with Red-eye Reduction. The shutter is delayed because of the additional flash. In turn, make sure your subjects wait for the second flash. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual (page 85).
  • Page 99 Problem Possible cause The camera You did not does not take press the a picture Shutter when I press hard enough. the Shutter The memory button. card is not installed. The memory card is full. The memory card is locked. The flash is recharging.
  • Page 100 (page 19). This only affects the focus of the microdisplay, not the Image Display. It does not affect the focus of the captured image. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual (page 32). MACRO focus button or use icon in (page 25).
  • Page 101 Problem Possible cause My image is The flash too bright. provided too much light. A natural or artificial source other than the flash provided too much light. The scene had many dark objects, such as a black dog on a black couch. The Image Display is set for outdoor...
  • Page 102 (use a tripod). Digital Flash Use the FLASH ON (page 32) to brighten the subject. Increase the EV Compensation (page 42). Flash Digital Increase the EV Compensation (see page 42) HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual (page 48). (page 48). setting (page 48).
  • Page 103 Problem Possible cause The TV does Audio and not display video cables images when are switched I connect my camera to it. The camera is set to the wrong TV format. TV is not set to correct input mode. The wrong The date and/ date and/or or time was set...
  • Page 104: Error Messages On The Camera

    (See card or is not a Appendix C: supported Specifications memory card. page 135.) The camera does Install a memory card. not have a memory card installed. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 105 Message CARD IS UNFORMATTED Press OK to format card CARD HAS WRONG FORMAT Press OK to format card Unable to Format CARD IS LOCKED CARD FULL CARD IS UNREADABLE Chapter 7: Troubleshooting and Support Possible cause Solution The memory Format the memory card card needs to be (remove the card from the formatted.
  • Page 106 MACRO than the camera farther away. can focus without being in MACRO mode. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Set the camera to NORMAL focus. Move closer to the subject (within the range MACRO focus - see page 36).
  • Page 107 Message UNABLE TO FOCUS LOW LIGHT - UNABLE TO FOCUS (camera shake warning) ERROR SAVING IMAGE Chapter 7: Troubleshooting and Support Possible cause Solution The camera cannot find focus MACRO mode, possibly due low contrast. The scene is too dark and the camera cannot focus.
  • Page 108 USB device that supported printer or it does not computer. recognize. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Select a different aperture when using the Aperture Priority Av exposure mode. Select a different shutter speed when using Shutter Priority Tv exposure mode.
  • Page 109 The printer is an Connect the camera to a unsupported supported printer, such as device. an HP Photosmart printer or another HP printer with a front panel USB port. Or connect the camera to a computer and print from there instead. The selected...
  • Page 110 The print job has Press the been canceled. camera. Complete the print request again. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Continue button on on the camera to Print Setup on the camera to Print Setup on the...
  • Page 111: Error Messages On The Computer

    Try connecting the not working camera directly to an correctly. HP Photosmart printer or an HP printer with a front panel USB port, and print an image. This will verify that the image, memory card, USB connection, and the USB cable are functioning correctly.
  • Page 112 Save/ Print button. The memory Switch the locking tab on card is locked. the memory card to the unlocked position. The USB Reboot the computer. connection failed. HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual setting to in the Setup Save/Print button...
  • Page 113: Camera Self-diagnostic Tests

    If any of the tests fail, note which one(s), so that you can provide this information when you contact HP Support. The entire set of tests takes only a few minutes to complete.
  • Page 114: Getting Assistance

    Subscribe to newsletters, driver and software updates, and support alerts Support Process The HP support process works most effectively if you perform the following steps in the order specified: Review the troubleshooting section of this User’s Manual, which starts on page 94.
  • Page 115 As a part of HP’s continuing efforts to improve phone support information services, we advise you to check the HP website on a regular basis for new information regarding service features and delivery. If you cannot solve the problem using the above options, call HP while you are in front of your computer and digital camera.
  • Page 116: Phone Support In The United States

    The applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to change without notice. Telephone support is free from the date of purchase for the period specified unless otherwise noted. Locations Africa Asia Pacific Canada Europe Latin America Middle East United States Phone Support in the United States Support is available both during and after the warranty period.
  • Page 117: Phone Support In Europe, The Middle East, And Africa

    Phone Support in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may change. Visit the following website to check the details and conditions of phone support in your country/region: www.hp.com/support. Algeria +213 (0) 61 56 45 43...
  • Page 118 +216 1 891 222 Turkey +90 216 579 71 71 Ukraine +7 (380 44) 490-3520 United Arab Emirates United Kingdom +44 (0) 870 010 4320 +7 095 797 3520 (Moscow) +7 812 346 7997 (St Petersburg) 800 4910 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 119: Other Phone Support Worldwide

    Other Phone Support Worldwide HP Consumer Support phone numbers and policies may change. Visit the following website to check the details and conditions of phone support in your country/region: www.hp.com/support. Argentina +54 0 810 555 5520 Australia +61 (3) 8877 8000 (or local (03) 8877 8000) Brazil +55 (11) 3747 7799 (Grande São Paulo)
  • Page 120 +1 877 2320 589 Singapore +65 6272 5300 Taiwan +886 0 800 010055 Thailand +66 (2) 661 4000 United States +1 (800) 474-6836 Venezuela +58 0 800 4746 8368 Vietnam +84 (0) 8 823 4530 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual...
  • Page 121: Appendix A: Batteries And Camera Accessories

    Appendix A: Batteries and Camera Accessories Managing Batteries Your camera uses four AA batteries. For best results, use photo-lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you must use alkaline batteries, use high-grade “ultra” or “premium” varieties instead of ordinary alkaline batteries. The following table shows how different types of batteries perform in different type of use scenarios: Type of use...
  • Page 122: Battery Gauge

    Batteries are depleted. Camera will proceed to power down. Blinking Camera is operating on AC power (with full or non- rechargeable batteries). Camera is operating on AC power and is charging Animated battery the batteries. filling up HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Live View...
  • Page 123: Extending Battery Life

    NOTE The battery gauge is most accurate after a few minutes of use. When the camera is turned off, the batteries recover and the initial gauge reading may not be as accurate as that obtained during actual use. You might notice that occasionally the battery level icons will fluctuate with the same set of batteries.
  • Page 124: Rechargeable Batteries

    When the batteries are recharging, the Power/Memory light on the back of the camera blinks green. Batteries are fully recharged via the HP AC power adapter or camera dock in 15 hours. Some things to keep in mind when using NiMH batteries are: The first time that you use a set of NiMH batteries, be sure that you fully charge them before using them in the camera.
  • Page 125: Sleep Time-out For Power Conservation

    Always recharge all four NiMH batteries at the same time. One low-charged battery will reduce the battery life for the other batteries in the camera. NiMH batteries discharge when not in use, whether they are installed in a camera or not. If they have not been used for more than two weeks, recharge them before using them again.
  • Page 126: Purchasing Camera Accessories

    USB cable for connecting to computer or printer • 6.6V AC power adapter HP Photosmart Digital Camera Deluxe Starter Kit (C8889A #A2L for United States and Canada, C8884B #UUS for continental Europe, C8884B #ABU for the United Kingdom, C8889A #ABG for Australia, and C8889A #AB1 for Korea) includes: •...
  • Page 127 • 128 MB SD card (C8897A) At the time of this printing, HP was in the process of releasing 256 MB and 512 MB cards to the market. They should be available in the same retail places where you find the cards listed above.
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  • Page 129: Appendix B: Camera Dock

    Appendix B: Camera Dock Getting Started with the Dock The optional HP Photosmart 8881 camera dock allows you to easily unload images to your computer, print images directly to a printer, and display images and video clips on a television (TV).
  • Page 130 (the camera dock is not a USB hub). NOTE The HP camera dock does not work without AC power. Be sure to use that came with the camera dock. Before placing the camera into the...
  • Page 131: Dock Lights And Buttons

    Dock Lights and Buttons The camera dock has a light near the top front that provides battery charging status. When that light is: • - the camera is in the dock, the dock has power, and the batteries are fully charged (or are not rechargeable). •...
  • Page 132: Unloading Images To A Computer Using The Dock

    The USB cable is connected between the camera dock and your computer, and the power cable is plugged into the dock (see the camera dock Setup poster) • The HP Photo & Imaging software is installed on your computer (see Installing the Software •...
  • Page 133: Printing Images Using The Dock

    Printing Images Using the Dock Confirm the following: • The dock insert that came in your camera box is attached to the top of the camera dock (see the camera dock Setup poster). • The USB cable is connected between the camera dock and your printer, and the power cable is plugged into the dock (see the camera dock Setup poster) •...
  • Page 134: Displaying Images On A Tv Using The Dock

    TV, but you can still use the Playback display on the TV screen. menu (page 89) button on the dock. The camera starts a Share menus, because the menus will HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual TV Configuration...
  • Page 135: Appendix C: Specifications

    Appendix C: Specifications Feature Description Resolution Still pictures: Video clips: Sensor Diagonal 9.04 mm (1/1.8-inch, 4:3 format) Color depth 36-bit (12 bits by 3 colors) Lens Focal length: F-Number: Lens threads 55 mm diameter for optional lenses and filters (separate lens adapter required - refer to Tiffen catalog that was included in your camera box) Viewfinder Zooming 1/4 VGA color sequential microdisplay...
  • Page 136 2.2 m 7.2 ft Off, Auto Flash, Auto with Red-eye Flash Flash On with Red-eye Night with Red-eye Reduction HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual (default), MACRO, 3.4 m 4.8 m 11.2 ft 15.7 ft 3.0 m 4.4 m 9.8 ft...
  • Page 137 MMC cards at reading and writing data. This camera may support memory cards up to 2 GB, though HP has only tested up to 512 MB, as 1 GB and 2 GB cards are not available yet. Cards larger than 2 GB will not work. A high...
  • Page 138 22.05 KHz • Bi-linear up sampled to 44.1 KHz (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait, Priority, Shutter Priority, Video 5 MP - 2608 x 1952 (default) 1MP - 1296 x 976 HP Photosmart 945 User’s Manual Shutter button after taking Burst Self-Timer Playback...
  • Page 139 Magnifies a still image to 150x on the Image magnification Display Print options Print the camera to be printed automatically (up to 99 copies of the image) when the camera is connected to a computer or certain HP printers. Compression format Interfaces Orientation Sensor Appendix C: Specifications Best —...
  • Page 140 Camera has a maximum steady state power consumption of 8 Watts (1300 mA @ 6.2 Vdc). Power sources include: Recharging in camera with the optional HP AC power adapter or HP camera dock (100% in 15 hours). Automatic advanced power management. PTP transfer (15740)
  • Page 141: Memory Card Capacity

    -30 to 65° C (-22 to 149° F) at 15 to 90% relative humidity Warranty HP 1 year exchange warranty Memory Card Capacity The following table lists the approximate number of still images that can be stored on a 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory...
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  • Page 143 Index AA batteries 121 AC power adapter connector on camera 14 HP part number 140 purchasing 127 accessories for camera 126 Action setting 38 2-second release priority 39 active display, using 23 AE Metering, setting 45 alkaline batteries 121 Aperture Priority (Av), setting 39...
  • Page 144 using 40 Color of images, setting 50 compression format 139 Compression, setting 52 computer connect camera dock to 130 connect camera to 77 connections as a USB Mass Storage Device Class (MSDC) 88 to camera dock 129 to computer 77 to TV 81 connectors audio/video (TV) 81...
  • Page 145 HP AC power adapter connector on camera 14 purchasing 127 HP Instant Share customizing the Share menu description 9, 69 selecting images for HP Instant Share destinations 74 Share button 11, 70 turn on/off 70 Index using the Share menu 73...
  • Page 146 Infinity focus setting 36 install batteries 16 lens cap tether 15 memory card 17 neck strap 16 software 20, 21 Instant Review setting 86 ISO Speed, setting 47 Landscape setting 38 Language change setting 90 choose at first startup 18 LCD Brightness setting 85 LEDs (lights) on camera...
  • Page 147 Print button description 11 using 60 print images selecting images for direct print 60 using camera dock 133 using HP Instant Share 69 printer connect camera dock to 130 problems, troubleshooting 93 product support 114 range Exposure Compensation 138 flash 136...
  • Page 148 Remembered 90 Reset 91 Setup menu, using 83 Share button 11, 70 Share menu customizing 70 description 73 selecting images for HP Instant Share destinations 74 set up 70 using 73 share pictures 69 Sharpness, setting 54 Shutter button description 13...
  • Page 149 Video setting 38 viewfinder microdisplay diopter control 19 using 23 viewfinder, description 12 viewing images 57 web sites for HP 114 White Balance, setting 43 Windows computer bonus software 20 connect to 77, 132 install software 20 working distance of flash 136...
  • Page 150 Index...

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