JVC GC-A70 Instructions Manual

JVC GC-A70 Instructions Manual

Jvc digital camera instructions


Digital Camera

Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before beginning to operate this
unit, please read the instruction manual carefully in order to make sure that the
best possible performance is obtained. If you have any question, consult your
JVC dealer.
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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    GC-A70 INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before beginning to operate this unit, please read the instruction manual carefully in order to make sure that the best possible performance is obtained. If you have any question, consult your JVC dealer.
  • Page 2: Above All

    [Back] [Next] “ SOME DO’S 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. read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 3: Fcc Information

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. CAUTION Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void user’s authority to operate the equipment. Contact Address: JVC AMERICAS CORP.,...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Serious malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, immediately stop using the unit and remove the battery, then consult your local JVC dealer. MAIN UNIT 1. For safe use, please do NOT . . .
  • Page 5: Memory Cards

    Make sure the memory card is positioned properly when inserting. While the memory card is being accessed (during recording, playback, deletion, formatting etc.), never unload the memory card or turn off the digital camera. Store memory cards..away from heaters or other heat sources.
  • Page 6: Before Using The Camera

    3. When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly. HOW TO HANDLE A CD-ROM Take care not to soil or scratch the mirror surface (opposite to the printed surface). Do not write anything or put a sticker on either the front or back surface.
  • Page 7: Fun Things You Can Do

    [Back] [Next] FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO This camera is an all-in-one compact size digital and USB PC-camera. With it, you can: Take digital pictures/video clips in an instant. Easily capture digital images and download them to your computer. Videoconference on the Internet. Keep in touch with distant family and friends.
  • Page 8: What's Included

    WHAT'S INCLUDED? Please check to see that the following items are included in the package. If any item is missing, please enquire at your nearest JVC-authorized dealer. Notes: Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 9: System Requirements (Pc)

    [Back] [Next] SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (PC) Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP (Pre-installed Model) Intel® Pentium® Processor 166 MHz or higher Free USB Port Minimum RAM: 32 MB (Windows XP: 128 MB) 250 MB of available hard disk space Color display: 800x600 or better CD-ROM drive Notes: Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States...
  • Page 10 Multipurpose A Digital Still Camera, usable as a movie camera (Video Clip: AVI w/o Sound) or Webcam as well as a Multi Digital Camera. Built-in Digital Equipped with built-in 8 MB flash memory (that retain images even in the absence of a power...
  • Page 11: Getting To Know The Camera

    [Back] [Next] GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA Controls, Connectors and Indicators Built-in Flash Strap holder Status indicator Viewfinder [POWER] button [MODE] button LCD monitor Battery/Memory Card compartment door Viewfinder window Self-Timer lamp Lens Normal USB port USB Port Cover Shutter button [RESOLUTION] &...
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    [Back] [Next] GETTING STARTED Be sure to insert the (AA-size Alkaline) batteries before trying to capture images with your camera. Inserting the Batteries 1. Slide the Battery/Memory card compartment door (located on the right side of the camera) in the direction indicated by the arrow to open it. 2.
  • Page 13 1. Thread the thinner looped end of the strap through the strap holder. 2. Insert the other end of the strap through the thin loop and pull it all the way out. Ensure that the strap is securely tightened unto the camera. Note: Be careful not to bump the camera or entangle the strap.
  • Page 14 Switching the LCD Monitor ON / OFF The LCD monitor is automatically activated when the power is switched on. However, since the LCD monitor consumes battery power fast, we recommend that you turn off the LCD monitor and use the optical viewfinder as far as possible when capturing still images.
  • Page 15 [Back] [Next] OPERATIONS CAMERA MODE Shooting Basics Customized Shooting Zooming Using Flash Using Self-Timer Setting the Image Resolution & Quality “SETUP MENU” “QUICK VIEW” “EV&WHITE BALANCE” Setting the various mode: 1. Press the [POWER] button. 2. Press the [MODE] button until the desired mode is displayed. VIDEO CLIP MODE Shooting Basics Customized Shooting is not applicable to the Video Clip and Play/Erase Mode.
  • Page 16 [Back] [Next] CAMERA MODE This mode is used for capturing still images. The images captured will be stored in the camera’s internal memory or the memory- card in JPEG file format. LCD monitor status display Memory Card Indicator Camera mode Indicator Resolution &...
  • Page 17 5. Self-Timer Indicator 2 sec Self-Timer mode. Shooting begins 2 seconds after pressing the shutter button. 10 sec Self-Timer mode.Shooting begins 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button. No Indicate Will not be displayed when Self-Timer is not being set. 6.
  • Page 18 1. Get the camera ready. (Refer to 2. Toggle the [MODE] button to select the Camera mode [ 3. Turn the Normal / Macro switch dial to Normal 4. Frame your subject. You may use either the viewfinder or the 1.5" full color TFT LCD monitor (Toggle the [DISPLAY]/ Up button to activate or deactivate it) * We recommend, however, that the viewfinder be used as far as possible to extend battery time since the LCD is highly power consumptive.
  • Page 19 [Back] [Next] Customized Shooting (CAMERA MODE) (1) Zooming This mode allows you to zoom up on your subject, making it appear larger (2x, 3x, 4x) and closer. Procedures: 1. Ensure that the camera is turned on. 2. Select the Camera mode with the [MODE] button. 3.
  • Page 20 Auto Flash The flash fires automatically according to the photography conditions. It is suitable for general photography. Use this mode to avoid the red-eye effect when photographing people or animals in low light Red-Eye conditions. Reduction (RER) Used where the use of flash is prohibited or when utilizing the night view/indoor lighting for shooting. Flash Off The flash mode can also be turned off when the distance to the subject is too far away for the flash to have any effect.
  • Page 21 The number of images that can be stored The number of images (approximate) that can be stored in the memory card at the current image quality and resolution is reflected on the LCD monitor. Varying the image quality and resolution settings will affect the number of storable images.
  • Page 22 Normal This is usually used when shooting. It is in focus with the Setting subject that is about 1.9 m away. Macro Setting For shooting the subject at a close-up range. It focuses in the proximity of about 45 cm. Notes: If you use the viewfinder to take a picture in Macro mode, the field visible through the viewfinder does not match the field actually photographed because the viewfinder and lens are in different positions.
  • Page 23 [Back] [Next] VIDEO CLIP MODE This mode is used for shooting video clips. The video clips will be stored in the camera’s internal memory or the memory card in AVI File Format. Total available recording time The total available recording time (approximate) is reflected on the LCD monitor. For video clips, the Resolution is fixed at 320x240 and the Image Quality cannot be changed.
  • Page 24 4. [Rec] icon Appears when recording Video Clip to indicate that recording is in progress. 5. EV Level Indicator Adjust the EV Level by EV & White Balance setting, and the adjusted value will be displayed. [-2.0 - +2.0] It is not displayed at default value [0]. 6.
  • Page 25 Notes: When the storage memory is full, you may either erase the video clips that are no more required, or insert a new memory card. The remaining shooting time shown on the LCD monitor is an approximate value based on the currently accessed memory size.
  • Page 26 [Back] [Next] PLAY / ERASE MODE This mode allows you to replay/erase images/video clips stored in the camera’s internal or card memory on the LCD monitor. Play Basics: 1. Turn on the camera. 2. Select the Play/Erase mode with the [MODE] button. 3.
  • Page 27 4. Press the buttons to go to the next or previous image/video clip. 5. For video clips only: press the shutter button to play. Press the same button to pause/resume. And press the [OK/ZOOM] button to stop playing. Thumbnail display function. During the Play/Erase mode, the captured still images/video clips will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 28: Menu Settings

    [Back] [Next] MENU SETTINGS Pressing the [MENU] button in the various mode will display the respective MENU on the LCD monitor: Using the menus, you can perform various settings for your camera. Procedures: 1. Use the buttons to highlight the desired item. 2.
  • Page 29: Setup Menu

    [Back] [Next] “SETUP MENU” ( “LCD BRIGHTNESS” Adjusts the brightness of the LCD monitor. Setting value: [-5] to [+5] (Interval = 1) Default = [0] “DATE/TIME” Sets the Date and Time information. When a shot is taken, the date and time of the shot will be recorded on the image file.
  • Page 30 : Swedish : French : German : Spanish : Portuguese : Italian “SOUND” Enables or disables the sound function. : Sounds each time the camera is operated. “ON” “OFF” : Does not sound when the camera is operated. “FORMAT MEDIA” This function prepares the memory (internal/external) for use by the camera.
  • Page 31: Quick View

    [Back] [Next] “QUICK VIEW” ( This feature allows you to view your images on the LCD monitor as soon as they have been taken. After the preview, this camera will return to the Camera mode. “ON” : Enables “QUICK VIEW” “OFF”...
  • Page 32: Ev & White Balance

    [Back] [Next] “EV & WHITE BALANCE” ( This screen can be alter by both EV compensation and White Balance. The altered result reflects the taken images in real time, thereby enabling changing of the setting while confirming the images. EV Compensation When the object is too dark or too bright, the camera adjusts the brightness to make the object look brighter or darker.
  • Page 34: Slide Show

    [Back] [Next] “SLIDE SHOW” ( After selecting “SLIDE SHOW” and set the delay time (with the buttons) and pressing the [OK/ZOOM] button will start the slide show. Images hitherto captured will be displayed in sequence, at intervals of the user-set delay time [1, 3, 5, 7, 9 “sec”].
  • Page 35 [Back] [Next] “ERASE” ( There are two ways to erase still images/video clips: 1. “ERASE ONE” This will allow you to erase one image/video clip at a time. Use the buttons to choose the desired still image/video clip to be erased. A confirmation message “ERASE CURRENT?”...
  • Page 36: Copy To Card

    [Back] [Next] “COPY TO CARD” ( This function allows you to copy all captured still images/video clips from the internal memory to the external memory card. “COPY” : Copies all captured still images/video clips from the internal memory to the external memory card. If a card has not been inserted in the camera, the message “NO CARD”...
  • Page 37 [Back] [Next] “DPOF” (Digital Print Order Format) ( “DPOF” enables you to print the images directly from “DPOF” compatible printers by simply inserting the memory card into the printer after performing the necessary settings. “ONE BY ONE” : Perform setting to each image one at a time. The following screen will appear, when “ONE BY ONE”...
  • Page 38 [Back] [Next] TRANSFERRING IMAGE DATA TO THE COMPUTER Before image data transfer, you need to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable and Windows 98/98SE users need to install the camera drivers included in the supplied CD-ROM. Once the camera is connected to the PC, power will be supplied to the camera through the USB cable.
  • Page 39 Procedures: 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Open the USB port cover. Plug the smaller connector of the USB cable into your camera’s USB port. 3. Plug the other end of the USB cable to your computer's USB port. 4. The camera powers ON automatically, and the “USB MODE” screen appears on the LCD monitor as follows: Select “DISK DRIVE”...
  • Page 40 Note: For Windows XP, the computer will display a message screen as below. In this case, please click on “Open folder to view files” and proceed by clicking the “OK” button. Downloading Pictures 1. Click on the “My Computer” icon on your PC screen. You will then see a drive icon labeled “Removable Disk”. (This screen is from Windows XP) (This screen is from Windows XP)
  • Page 41 2. Double click on “Removable Disk”. A new window with a “DCIM” folder icon opens. * If this icon is not displayed, your camera has not been properly connected to the computer. In this case, go to “Connecting the Camera to Your 3.
  • Page 42 4. You can then copy the whole folder or specific files in the folder (double click on the icon to reveal the files) into your computer’s hard drive, or any other storage media available in your PC system. Just select the folder or files and use the usual “cut”...
  • Page 43 Notes: While the camera is connected to your computer, the camera will not allow you to capture images. You will also not be able to view the images on the camera’s LCD monitor. Please refer to your computer’s instruction manual to ascertain the procedures for copying and shifting of files. Using the Camera as a USB PC Camera This camera can also act as a video camera for your PC, allowing you to hold videoconferences over the internet or corporate intranet.
  • Page 44 The setup menu and message used for the explanation are in English. Please be aware that different message will appear if other language is selected during software installation. 5. Launch the PC Camera Application software (Microsoft Netmeeting/Windows Messenger) and follow the instructions displayed on the computer monitor.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    [Back] [Next] TROUBLESHOOTING When the camera does not work: Possible cause Power unintentionally cut off. Power cut off due to camera's Automatic Power feature. Battery direction is wrong. The batteries are weak. Battery performance deterioration due to low temperature. Camera is connected to PC. (When connected to PC, the camera will not be able to shoot).
  • Page 46 Possible Cause The subject was too bright. When photographs turn out too dark: Possible Cause The flash was obstructed by fingers or other objects. The subject was too far from the camera for the flash to be effective. Flash is set to off. When the color of the Images appear odd: Possible Cause No white area on the subject.
  • Page 47: Camera Specifications

    [Back] CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS Image Sensor Color Image Resolution & Quality Memory File Format Number of storage (Initial Estimated Storage with 8MB internal memory) USB Frame Rate (WebCam) Recording Media Lens Focus Range Shutter Speed Exposure Control White Balance Flash Self-Timer Software Language LCD monitor...
  • Page 48 Dimension Approx. 82 mm x 60 mm x 30.5 mm [3.2 inches (W) x 2.4 inches (H) x 1.2 inches (D)] * Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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