About the Camera’s Weatherproof & Rugged Design This camera is designed to be weatherproof and rugged. Special seals keep out moisture for a sure, carefree performance in any weather. While you cannot use the camera underwater, ideally it can safely be used: in the rain at pool-side or the beach at a construction site or areas with excessive dirt or dust.
Always insert and remove the batteries and memory cards with dry, clean hands. If water gets into the camera, remove the batteries and lens glass cover and allow the camera to dry completely. Do not apply power to the camera until it is completely dry. Before using the camera, make sure the lens cover is secured and that all sensors and lenses are clean and dry.
Print high-quality pictures at home using KODAK Inkjet Photo Paper, or take your KODAK Picture Card to a KODAK Picture Maker System and create photo-quality enlargements with a touch of a button. Display your pictures to a large audience on a television or video monitor.
Preparing to Take Pictures Before you start taking pictures with your camera, you first need to install the batteries or connect a Kodak-specified AC adapter for power, and insert a KODAK Picture Card (camera memory card) into the camera. Loading Batteries Your camera uses four AA batteries.
Checking Batteries So that you are never caught with dead batteries, your camera indicates the power level of the batteries, in the form of a battery status symbol, on the Status Display when you turn on the camera. For information on guidelines for battery usage, see page 91. Set the Mode dial to Capture, Review, or Capture Review...
CompactFlash card, is removable and reusable for easy storage and transfer of your pictures. You can purchase additional KODAK Picture Cards from dealers of KODAK products, or from our Web site at http:// www.kodak.com/go/accessories. Lift and turn the ring to unlock and open the door on the side of the camera.
Setting the Clock on Your Camera Your camera has a built-in clock that maintains the date and time in a 24-hour format. The camera clock needs to be set if you plan to use the Date Stamp feature, which imprints the date on your picture. For information on using the Date Stamp feature, see page 19.
Adjusting the LCD Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the color LCD to suit your particular needs. Menu Capture Review Setup Attaching the Neck Strap Refer to this illustration and hold the strap firm while doubling it through the plastic holders. Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup.
2 Taking Pictures Your camera makes taking pictures fun. Just set the camera to Capture and you are on your way to creating great pictures. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. With the camera you can: Preview the picture before it is taken. Zoom in closer on your subject.
Zoom, and Border features. If you want to take pictures in black and white or sepia tone, or highlight text, Preview can help you make that decision. With Preview, batteries are quickly drained, so use a KODAK-specified AC adapter whenever possible.
Pressing the Shutter Button Taking pictures is a snap with your camera. The SHUTTER button on your camera locks in the auto focus and takes the picture. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Capture. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Zooming in on Your Subject With a touch of a button you can zoom from Wide Angle, which gives you more of the surrounding area in pictures, to TelePhoto, which brings the subject in closer. Zooming in Even Closer If you need to get closer to your subject, use the Digital Zoom feature. With digital zoom, the center of your picture is magnified so your pictures appear even closer.
Viewing the Picture Just Taken You can view a picture seconds after it is taken with a touch of a button. It is a handy way to check if your subject was positioned correctly. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Capture. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Setting a Quickview for Each Picture You can set the camera so a quick view of the picture just taken appears in the LCD automatically using the Quickview feature. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Capture. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Setting the Flash When taking pictures at night, indoors, or outdoors in heavy shadows, your pictures need flash. For everyday picture-taking, use the Auto setting. However, there are times when changing the flash option can improve your pictures. For instance, if you are taking pictures of people indoors or at night, you can help reduce the likelihood of red eye by using the Red-Eye setting.
Photographing Distant Subjects If you want to create postcard-like pictures of scenic views, such as a sunset or mountain range, use the Infinity Focus feature. When Infinity Focus is selected, the camera automatically turns off the flash and auto focus so you get sharp, clear pictures.
Photographing Close-Ups If you want to take pictures of objects up close, such as flowers or artwork, use the Close-Up feature. When selected, the camera automatically sets the focus distance to 0.8 to 1.6 ft (0.25 to 0.5 m) and sets the flash to ensure detail and clarity.
Putting Yourself in the Picture There might be times when you want everyone, including yourself, to be in the picture. For these occasions, use the Self-Timer feature to create a 10-second delay between the time you press the SHUTTER button and the time the picture is taken.
Adding the Date to Your Pictures You may want to keep track of when a picture was taken, perhaps to record a child’s first picture or for an insurance claim. Whatever the reason, your camera has the ability to record the date and time directly on your picture using the Date Stamp feature.
Deleting the Picture Just Taken If you decide that you do not like a picture, you can delete it quickly from the camera memory card immediately after it is taken if Quickview is turned on. Once you delete the picture, it is permanently removed from the camera memory card.
3 Customizing Your Pictures Chapters 1 and 2 explained the basics for taking great digital pictures. In this chapter, you will learn about some of the custom features available on your camera. Because your camera is so versatile, you have the ability to set the camera for almost any picture taking situation you may encounter.
Adjusting the Camera Exposure If your pictures seem too dark or too light, adjust the amount of light allowed into the camera so that your pictures are properly exposed. These adjustments in lighting are called Exposure Compensation. Menu Capture Review Setup It is possible to select an exposure setting as the default.
If you do not like the border, select a different one. Although borders are not included on the camera memory card, you can create and add your own borders or logos. For more information, refer to the KODAK DC5000 Border Transfer Application online help or the ReadMe file. Once the picture is taken, the border cannot be removed.
Capturing in Black-and-White, Sepia Tone, or Document With the Effect setting, you can take black-and-white pictures, use sepia tone to give your picture an antique look, or take pictures of documents so text stands out. When using the Effects feature, the camera Preview automatically turns on so that you can see if the effect selected works well with your subject.
Adjusting the Picture Quality If you intend to make large prints, you can capture more detail in the picture using the Best setting. However, with this setting more storage room is used on the camera memory card. For everyday pictures, use the Better setting, which gives you great pictures and more storage space on the camera memory card.
Adjusting the Picture Resolution If you want to send pictures through e-mail or use them online, use the Standard resolution setting. With this setting, only the information needed for viewing on a computer or printing small prints is captured. For pictures that are going to be printed, use the High resolution setting.
Selecting a White Balance for Indoor Pictures If you use your camera indoors where flash is prohibited, your pictures may take on a green tint if captured under fluorescent tube lighting, or a reddish-orange tint if captured under tungsten household lighting. You can correct this problem using the White Balance feature on the camera.
Choosing a Metering System You can control the way light affects your pictures using the metering systems available on your camera. If you want a nice even exposure throughout the picture, use the Multi-Pattern setting. This setting is great for everyday pictures. If you want to emphasize the center of your picture, such as a person’s face, while at the same time de-emphasizing the background, use the Center-Weighted setting.
Selecting the ISO Setting If you take pictures in low light without flash, such as in a museum, you can select the Auto ISO sensitivity on the camera to help prevent blurred pictures caused by camera movement. With this feature the shutter speed is automatically increased to make the camera more responsive, while maintaining proper exposure for the picture.
Sharpening and Softening a Picture If you plan to edit your pictures using image editing software, the Sharpness feature can make some editing processes easier. By selecting the Sharp setting, the edges around the picture are enhanced, making it easier to cut or crop the image.
Locking in an Exposure Setting If you take a series of pictures that require a consistent look or a constant exposure setting, use the Exposure Lock feature. This feature is great for taking a series of pictures, like a mountain range, and creating a mural with the prints. Menu Capture Review...
4 Reviewing Your Pictures Now that you have taken pictures with your camera, it is time to take a look at them by setting the camera to Camera Review. With this mode, you can: View your pictures and see how any custom features, if any, were applied to the shot.
Viewing Your Pictures To view each picture in full LCD size, or you can view up to three smaller thumbnail-size pictures at a one time using the Filmstrip feature. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Review. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Magnifying Your Pictures To zoom in on a specific part of a picture displayed on the LCD, use the Magnify feature. This feature lets you view a section of the current picture at two times the normal LCD size. Menu Capture Review Setup...
Cancelling Pictures for Printing If you have second thoughts about the pictures you have selected to print, you can go back and cancel individual pictures or the entire order. Press the DO-IT button. The Copies screen appears, unless you selected the Index Print option, which returns you to the main Review screen.
Protecting Your Pictures Safeguard your pictures from being deleted accidentally from the camera memory card by using the Protect feature. This feature is very useful if the camera and camera memory card are used by more than one person. Menu Capture Review Setup...
Deleting One or All of Your Pictures If you decide that you do not like the pictures stored on the camera memory card, or you just want to free up space, use the Delete feature to remove one or all of the pictures on the card.
1 to 99 seconds, a time you set from the camera. The slide show ends after all the pictures have been shown; or, if you are using a Kodak-specified AC adapter, the slide show continues until you stop it.
Viewing Information About a Picture Look up specific information about a picture using the Picture Information feature. The information that appears is for viewing and cannot be edited. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Review. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
5 Personalizing Your Camera Tailor your camera to fit whatever picture-taking needs you have. When you set the camera to Camera Setup, you have the ability to personalize your camera so it performs the way you want, each time you use it. With the camera, you can: Set a camera response beep, so you get feedback from the camera when you initiate an action.
Setting a Response Beep Your camera provides auditory feedback in the form of a beep anytime the SHUTTER button is pressed, or when the camera cannot perform a selected function. If you do not want auditory feedback, turn off the beep. This can be especially useful when taking a spontaneous picture of someone or of wildlife.
Saving Camera Power The Power Save feature helps extend battery life by shortening the time that the camera power stays on when not in use. For your convenience, the Power Save setting is automatically activated. If situations arise where you need the camera power to stay on for a longer period of inactivity, such as connecting the camera to a computer, turn off the Power Save feature to have more time to work before the camera automatically shuts off.
Viewing Camera Information Have you ever wondered how many pictures you have taken with your camera or how many times the flash fired? The Camera Information feature keeps a record for you. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Selecting a Language for the Camera Select from many different languages for the camera. Once you select a language, the text changes to reflect the language selected. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
When you format a camera memory card, all of the information on the card is erased. This includes pictures, borders and all other files. You can create and add borders to the camera memory card. For more information, refer to the KODAK DC5000 Border Transfer Application online help or the ReadMe file.
Adjusting the Video Out Signal Set your camera so that it is compatible with NTSC or PAL video signals. The Video Out feature needs to be set correctly if you plan on running a slide show of the pictures from the camera on a television or video monitor. For information on setting up a slide show, see page 40.
Adjusting the Camera Default Settings Customize your camera so specific settings are activated automatically each time you turn on the camera. Select settings for Flash, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Borders, and Effects to suit your particular picture-taking needs. For default settings, see page 87. Setting a Border Default Adjust the camera so your favorite frame or graphic is added to each picture you take.
Setting a Flash Default Adjust your camera so that it is set to a specific flash setting every time you turn on the camera. For more information about the Flash setting, see page 15. Menu Capture Review Setup Setting a White Balance Default If you are always using your camera indoors where flash is prohibited, you can set the camera so it is balanced for the type of light source that you take pictures Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup.
under. For more information about the White Balance feature, see page 27. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. The main Camera Setup screen appears. Press a button until the is highlighted.
Setting an Exposure Compensation Default Adjust the Exposure Compensation setting so that it is used every time you turn on the camera. For more information about The Exposure Compensation feature, see page 22. Menu Capture Review Setup Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera.
Setting an Effect Default If you work for a newspaper or in an office environment where you need to record lecture slides, you can adjust your camera so it takes pictures in black and white, sepia tone, or to highlight text every time you turn on the camera. For more information about the Effects feature, see page 24.
Setting an Auto ISO Default If you always use your camera indoors without flash, you can set the camera so it uses a faster shutter speed to help avoid blurry pictures from camera movement. For more information about the Auto ISO feature, see page 29. Menu Capture Review...
6 Installing Your Software The KODAK DC5000 Camera Software (Installer) included with your camera contains software for Windows-based personal computers and Macintosh computers. These applications provide a variety of features that let you access and use the pictures stored on the camera memory card. Detailed information on using the software can be found in the online help supplied with each software application.
KODAK Software for Windows-Based Computers There are four KODAK software applications supplied with the camera for use on a Windows-based computer. They are: KODAK DC5000 Camera Mounter Software (Mounter)—provides an easy way to view pictures from the camera memory card and copy them to your computer.
KODAK Software for Macintosh Computers There are three KODAK software applications supplied with the camera for use on a Macintosh computer. They are: KODAK DC5000 Picture Transfer Application (Picture Transfer)— provides an easy way to view pictures from the camera memory card and copy them to your computer.
On a Macintosh computer— the first install window automatically appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. If prompted, restart the computer when the software installation is complete. Detailed information on all the KODAK software is included in the online help for each application.
If you do not have a card reader, you can purchase one as an accessory. For details about available accessories, ask a dealer of KODAK products, or visit our Website at: http://www.kodak.com/go/accessories.
Using a Serial Cable Connection The traditional means of connecting the camera to your computer is by serial cable. When connecting the camera, it is a good idea to use a KODAK-specified AC adapter (see page 4) to conserve battery power.
Connecting to a Macintosh Computer Either a serial cable for a Macintosh computer or adapter plug for use with the RS-232 serial cable is provided so that you can connect your camera through a serial port on a Macintosh computer. Menu Capture Review...
KODAK only recommends and supports using the camera with the systems listed in the System Requirements on page 57. When connecting the camera, it is a good idea to use a KODAK-specified AC adapter (see page 4) to conserve battery power.
Opening Digital Access Software (TWAIN Acquire) Open a TWAIN-compliant application, such as ADOBE Photoshop or ADOBE PhotoDeluxe. Choose File –> TWAIN Source. Select KODAK DC5000 Zoom Acquire. Choose File –> TWAIN Acquire. The main Digital Access window appears. Opening Camera Controls Software Double-click the Camera Control icon on the desktop to open the main Camera Controls window.
ADOBE PhotoDeluxe. Choose File –> Acquire –> KODAK DC5000 Acquire. The main Digital Access window appears. Opening Border Transfer Software In the DC5000 Folder, double-click the Border Transfer Application folder. Double-click the Border Transfer icon. The main Border Transfer window appears.
(\DCIM\101K5000) on the camera memory card, beginning with picture DCP_0001.JPG. If you use the camera memory card in a camera other than the DC5000 camera, and that camera manufacturer adheres to this file structure standard, the \DCIM folder will contain a folder named by that camera.
KODAK DC5000 Camera Controls Software, or the KODAK DC5000 Digital Access Software (TWAIN Acquire). If you are using a Macintosh computer, the port and speed settings can be adjusted using the KODAK DC5000 Digital Access Software (Plug-In Acquire), or the KODAK DC5000 Picture Transfer Application.
To improve the quality of your prints, you may want to print your pictures on KODAK Inkjet Snapshot Paper (Snapshot Paper). Snapshot Paper is made to work with most inkjet printers to give you clearer, crisper, and...
Troubleshooting If you are experiencing difficulties with your camera, check the following table for possible solutions. Additional technical information is available in the ReadMe file located in the KODAK DC5000 folder. Computer Monitor Problem Cause The image on your monitor is...
Camera Communications Problem Cause Computer cannot Camera power is off. communicate with the camera. The Mode dial is not set to Connect. Some Advanced Power Management utilities on laptops can turn off ports to save battery life. Conflict with another serial device, such as a modem or PDA Camera is not...
Camera Problem Cause Ready light does not turn on Batteries are low or and the camera does not work. dead. Camera is not turned Red ready light comes on and Batteries are low. camera does not take a picture. Camera memory card is full.
Camera Problem Cause SHUTTER button does not Camera is not turned work. Mode dial is not set to Capture. Ready light is blinking. Camera is processing picture. The Status Display reads Full. The camera memory card is full. Camera does not turn on. Batteries are not properly installed.
Camera Problem Cause Part of the picture is missing. Something was blocking the lens when the picture was taken. Your eye or the picture was not centered correctly in the viewfinder. Camera Close-Up is activated without using Preview. Picture is too dark. Flash is not on or did not function.
Camera Problem Cause Picture is too light. The flash is not needed. The subject is too close when the flash was used. The light sensor is covered. The Exposure Compensation is set incorrectly. Stored pictures are damaged. The camera memory card was removed when the Ready light was blinking.
Camera Problem Cause Pictures remaining number The image Resolution does not decrease after taking and Quality settings a picture. does not take up sufficient space to decrease the picture remaining number. Picture is not clear. The lens is dirty. Subject too close when taking picture.
LCD Messages Message Cause Memory Card is Full. Memory card is full and cannot hold additional pictures. No Card. There is no memory card inserted in the camera. Memory Card is Corrupted/ Memory card is Unreadable. corrupted. Camera needs service. The camera is malfunctioning.
Chapter 8 “Tips and Troubleshooting” Software’s manufacturer Product information by fax Software Help Help with any KODAK software packaged with your camera can be obtained from the online help, or by contacting the manufacturer. Online Services Contact Kodak via: World Wide Web...
Customer Support If you have questions concerning the operation of KODAK software or the camera, you should first check the KODAK Service and Support web site at: www.kodak.com. Then, if you need to speak directly to a customer support representative, have the camera serial number ready, and be at your computer when you call.
Country Help number Hungary 44-0-131-458 6714 India 91-22-617-5823 Ireland 01-407-3054 Italy 02-696-334-52 Japan 81-3-5488-2390 Kenya 254-2-530-164 Korea 82-2-708-5400 Latin America 1-305-267-4700 Lebanon 44-0-131-458 6714 Malaysia 60-3-757-2722 Mexico 52-5-449-4300 Middle East 44-0-131-458-6714 Netherlands 020-3469372 New Zealand 0800-500-135 Norway 23-16-21-33 Pakistan 971-4-444910 Panama 52-3-678-6200 Peru...
10 Warranty and Regulatory Information Warranty Time Period Kodak warrants the KODAK DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera to be free from malfunctions and defects in both materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Warranty Repair Coverage This warranty will be honored within the geographical location that the product was purchased.
PROOF OF PURCHASE. PLEASE RETURN THE WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY BECOMES NULL AND VOID IF YOU FAIL TO PACK YOUR DC5000 CAMERA IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND DAMAGE OCCURS DURING PRODUCT SHIPMENT.
Unless a specific Kodak warranty is communicated to the purchaser in writing by a Kodak company, no other warranty or liability exists beyond the information contained above, even though defect, damage or loss may be caused by negligence or other act.
Regulatory Information FCC Compliance and Advisory This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
11 Appendix This appendix serves as a resource for specific technical information and care for your camera, and contains the following information: Original default settings. Camera Specifications. Care and maintenance. Battery usage guidelines. Original Camera Default Settings Your camera is set to these settings when you take the camera out of the box for the first time.
Wide/TelePhoto: 1.6 ft (0.5 m) to infinity Close-Up: 0.82 ft (0.25 m) to 1.6 ft (0.5 m) AA-size 1.5-volt alkaline KODAK-specified AC adapter, accessory .25 in. (.006 m) threaded NTSC or PAL 5.5 in. (140 mm) 3.5 in. (89 mm) 3.25 in.
Once the cover is removed, do not touch the interior lens. If necessary, clean the interior lens with the appropriate cleaning accessory, such as a KODAK lens pen accessory. lens filter cover interior lens When replacing the lens filter cover, be sure that the gaskets are clean and that the cover is tightly secured.
Moisten the lens or LCD screen by breathing lightly on it. Wipe the lens or LCD screen gently with a soft, lint-free cloth or an untreated lens-cleaning tissue. Service agreements are available in some countries. Please contact a dealer of KODAK products for more information.
Digital camera requirements are very demanding on batteries. Not all batteries perform well under these challenging conditions. In Kodak lab tests, Ni- MH rechargeable batteries delivered outstanding results in a variety of conditions.
When disposing of batteries, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and any local and national regulations. Kodak suggests customers take advantage of any community battery recycling programs that may exist in your area. Contact your local waste remover or recycler for details.
Index adapter AC 4 serial 63 adjusting auditory feedback 44 border default 50 borders 23 camera exposure 22 clock 6 date stamp 19 digital zoom 12 effects 24 exposure compensation 22 exposure default 53 flash 15 flash default 51 frames 23 ISO default 55 language 47 LCD brightness 7...
camera information 46 camera language 47 camera memory card formatting 48 inserting and removing 5 logo 5 camera specifications 88 cancelling print order 37 capturing a picture 11 card, camera memory formatting 48 inserting and removing 5 logo 5 care, camera 89 center-weighted metering 28 checking batteries 3 clock, setting 6...
40 video out 49 white balance 27 white balance default 52 index print 36 infinity focus 16 information camera 46 pictures 41 installing software 60 KODAK software help 79 installing 60 Macintosh computers 59 starting 65 Windows-based computers 58...
landscape photography 16 language, camera 47 launching the software 65 LCD brightness 7 loading batteries 2 locking an exposure 31 Macintosh system requirements 57 magnifying pictures 35 maintenance 89 memory bar 34 memory card, camera formatting 48 inserting and removing 5 logo 5 metering center-weighted 28...
49 white balance 27 white balance default 52 sharpening pictures 30 shutter button 11 slide show 40 softening pictures 30 software, KODAK installing 60 starting 65 Windows-based computers 58 software, KODAK help 79 Macintosh computers 59 sound, response 44...
taking a picture 11 pictures, preparing 2 telephoto, setting wide angle 12 television, viewing pictures 40 thumbnails, viewing 34 tips battery guidelines 91 maintenance 89 monitor setting 69 printing 70 safety 89 troubleshooting 71 tungsten balance 27 USB symbol 64 USB, connecting help 69 Macintosh computer 64...