JVC GC-QX3U Service Manual

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SERVICE MANUAL

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
: 108 (W) mm x 64 (H) mm x 57 (D) mm
(4-5/16" x 2-9/16" x 2-1/4")
Power consumption
: 4.0 W (when the LCD screen is off)
5.6 W (when the LCD screen is on)
Weight
: Approx. 290 g (0.64 lbs)
(without a Memory card and battery)
Power source
: DC 5 V
Flash
: Built-in,
Auto/red-eye prevention/forced/disabled
Recommended distance for flash
: 2.3 m to 5.2 m
LCD screen
: 2.0 inch, cool polysilicon TFT, 200,000 pixels
Storage media
: SmartMedia
CCD
: 3.34 million pixels (3.24 million valid pixels),
1/1.8" square pixels, primary color filter,
interlace scan CCD
Recording pixels
: 2032 x 1536 (TIFF 9.5MB, FINE 1MB, STD 700KB)
1024 x 768 (TIFF 2.4MB, FINE 500KB, STD 300KB)
640 x 480 (TIFF 980KB, FINE 150KB, STD 80KB)
Focal distance
: 7.5 mm to 17.5 mm
(equivalent to 37mm to 86 mm on a 35 mm still camera)
Lens
: 2.3X optical zoom lens
Video
: 160 x 120, 20 seconds (80KB – 200KB) JVC original
Recording format
: Exif Ver. 2.1 (DCF compliant), TIFF (Uncompressed),
DPOF-compatible
Sensitivity
: 80/160/320 (ISO compliant)
Iris value (F value)
: F2.8/3.8, 5.6, 8, 11
Exposure control
: Program AE, iris priority AE
Exposure compensation
: +/–2EV (0.5EV steps)
Minimum subject distance
: Approx. 2 cm to 50 cm (in Macro mode)
Light measurement system
: Multi, spot
Shutter type
: Electronic shutter
Shutter speed
: Auto (Program AE: 1/8 – 1/750, Iris priority AE: 1/4 – 1/750)
White balance
: Auto/Manual ( ,
Focus
: Auto/Manual
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
GC-QX3U
TM
3.3V (up to 64MB)
,
, MWB)
Self timer
: 1 second, 8 seconds
Photo quality
: 3 modes (STANDARD/FINE/NO COMP.)
Number of storable photos
: 2032 x 1536: approx. 10/8/0
(with an 8MB Memory card,
1024 x 768: approx. 43/32/3
STANDARD/FINE/NO COMP.)
640 x 480: approx. 87/65/9
Battery
: Lithium ion battery
Printer connector
: Output for optional printer
VIDEO output connector
: Two-pole plug, 3.5 mm diameter (NTSC)
Digital output connector
: Mini-USB connector
AC Power Adapter/Charger AA-V37
Power requirement
: AC 120 V`, 60 Hz
U.S.A. and Canada
: AC 110 V – 240 V`, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Other countries
: 23 W
Power consumption
Output
: DC 3.6 V
Charge
Camera
: DC 5.0 V
Operating temperature
: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°C)
[when charging: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)]
: 68 (W) mm x 38 (H) mm x 110 (D) mm
Dimensions
(2-11/16" x 1-1/2" x 4-3/8")
: Approx. 230 g (0.51 lbs) (without a DC cord)
Weight
E. & O. E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
STILL CAMERA
, 0.77 A
, 1.5 A
No.86564
June 2000

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  • Page 1: Specifications

    : 2.3X optical zoom lens Operating temperature : 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°C) Video : 160 x 120, 20 seconds (80KB – 200KB) JVC original [when charging: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)] Recording format : Exif Ver. 2.1 (DCF compliant), TIFF (Uncompressed),...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    2. Mac OS 8.5.1/Mac OS 8.6/Mac OS 9.0 2. Available USB port MAIN (CDS AGC A/D AND ARM ROM) 3. CD-ROM drive JVC Video Decoder SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ........3-13 1. Power PC 603e/120MHz or faster Video Player 2. Mac OS 7.6.1 or later 1.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Precautions

    Important Safety Precautions Prior to shipment from the factory, JVC products are strictly inspected to conform with the recognized product safety and electrical codes of the countries in which they are to be sold. However, in order to maintain such compliance, it is equally important to implement the following precautions when a set is being serviced.
  • Page 4 Safety Check after Servicing Examine the area surrounding the repaired location for damage or deterioration. Observe that screws, parts and wires have been returned to original positions, Afterwards, perform the following tests and confirm the specified values in order to verify compli- ance with safety standards.
  • Page 6: Disassembly

    SECTION 1 DISASSEMBLY 1.1.2 Assembly and disassembly 1.1 BEFORE ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY 1.1.1 Precautions FIG. STEP PART NAME POINT NOTE 1. Be sure to remove the power supply unit prior to mount- ing and soldering of parts. 2. When connecting and disconnecting the connectors, be FRONT CASE Remove screws careful not to damage the wire.
  • Page 7: Disconnection Of Connectors (Wires)

    1.1.3 Disconnection of Connectors (Wires) 1.2 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS REQUIRED FOR ADJUSTMENTS Connector Pull both ends of the connector in the arrow direction, re- 1.2.1 Tools required for adjustments move the lock and disconnect the flat wire. Torque driver Clip IC replacement jig YTU94088 PTS40844-2 Flat wire...
  • Page 8: Disassembly Method ( I )

    1.3.2 Disassembly method ( I ) NOTE STEP PART NAME FIG. NO. POINT FRONT CASE Remove screws REAR CASE 2 (115), 3 (156), 4 (157), 1 (154) 1-3-1 OPERATION UNIT Remove the Connector Remove screws Note 1 r MAIN CN4001 OPERATION UNIT 3 (116) Remove the TOP COVER...
  • Page 9 C6512 L6501 STROBE BOARD ASSY < 05 > MONI/REG BOARD ASSY < 02 > MAIN BOARD ASSY < 01 > JACK BOARD ASSY < 04 > LCDMODULE + BRAKLIGHT HOLDER (LCD) Remove screw marks WHITE WIRE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5...
  • Page 10 MONI/REG BOARD ASSY Pass this through the inside of the boss. < 02 > (SD1) MAIN BOARD ASSY < 01 > CCD BOARD ASSY < 03 > (SD3) (SD4) (SD5) JACK BOARD ASSY OP BLOCK ASSY < 04 > <M3> (SD2) 107B 107C...
  • Page 11: Disassembly Method ( Ii )

    1.3.3 Disassembly method ( II ) <OP Unit> Note 2 NOTE STEP PART NAME POINT Make sure that the torsion spring is in the groove of the latch gear. 1 OP Block ASSEMBLY Remove screws 3 (208) 2 COVER Remove screws 3 (206),2 (207), Note 3 Turn the latch gear clockwise ( ) and position it so that...
  • Page 12: Op Block Lens Compositison

    1.3.4 OP BLOK Lens Compositison Fig. 1-3-4 Composition of GC-QX3U Lens (8-group 9-element lens composition) 2GROUP 3GROUP 4GROUP 5GROUP 6GROUP 7GROUP 8GROUP 1GROUP 1.2.3...Condensing and focal length Subject Image 5.6.7...Focal adjustment 7.8.9...Correction or compensation Fig. 1-3-5 8-group-9-piece lens composition...
  • Page 13: Ic Block Diagram

    IC BLOCK DIAGRAM 1.4.1 IC 1002 (CXD2497R) OSCI OSCO PBLK CLPDM OBCLP Pulse Generator ADCLK MCKO Selctor Latch SNCSL Register SSGSL V Driver TEST1 TEST2 Pin Descriptions Pin No. Pin Name I/O Description Inverter output terminal System reset input terminal H: Reset released L: Reset Inverter input terminal activated OSCO...
  • Page 14: Ic 2001 (Cds/Agl)

    1.4.2 IC 2001 (CDS/AGL) 16 18 19 41 46 40 48 TIMING 42 OEB ADCIN CDSSW 11 D9 10 D8 CDSIN 10bit 9 D7 BLKSH 8 D6 Output Latch 7 D5 circuit 6 D4 5 D3 4 D2 DC offset Serial Bias BLKFB...
  • Page 15: Ic 7302 (Cxa3268Ar)

    1.4.3 IC 7302 (CXA3268AR) GND3 +12.0V +12.0V PSIG- +3.0V G OUT PSIG- OSD RGB BRIGHT TST11 G DC OUT FILTER CONTRAST USER-BRIGHT POL SW CONT U-GRT OSD B R OUT FILTER GAMMAM TRAP γ1γ2 BIAS OSD R R DC DET WHITLIM CLAMP SUB-CONT R...
  • Page 16: Lcd (Acx301Ak)

    1.4.4 LCD (ACX301AK) H Level shifter & Shift register Negative Voltage Occurence Circuit V Level shifter Electrode 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pin Descriptions Features Pin No. Pin Name Description •...
  • Page 17: Ccd (Icx262Aq)

    1.4.5 CCD (ICX262AQ) (NOTE) (NOTE) : Photo Sensor Horizontal register Pin Descriptions Features Pin No. Pin Name Description • Field period readout system Vertical register transfer clock ø • Interline CCD image sensor Vertical register transfer clock ø • Total number of pixels: 2140 (H) x 1560 (V) approx. 3340k Vertical register transfer clock ø...
  • Page 18: Electrical Adjustment

    However, if both or either of the following parts is replaced, it needs special adjustment with a personal computer at a JVC service equipment after the part replacement • OP block assembly Color bar chart Cleaning cloth •...
  • Page 19: Setup (Ccd Adjustment)

    2.1.5 Setup (CCD ADJUSTMENT) Setup for electrical adjustment with personal computer Note 1: As a general rule for adjustment with a personal Extension connector computer, connect a personal computer to its DIGITAL terminal. Note) It is needs to connect Note 2: Use DC cord to supply the power. the extension connector double for use the DC cord(coupler)
  • Page 20: Setup With Patch Cords And Jig Connector Cables

    Setup with patch cords and jig connector cables Note: Fig. 2-2-1 shows an example of expansion setup that facilitates inspection of major boards because main components are connected by means of patch cords and jir cables.For proceeding to electrical adjustment in such the setup, disassemble the set at certain level required for the current adjustment objectives referring to the section 1 "DISASSEMBLY"...
  • Page 22 JVC SERVICE & ENGINEERING COMPANY OF AMERICA DIVISION OF JVC AMERICAS CORP. Head office 1700 Valley Road Wayne, New Jersey 07470-9976 (973)315-5000 10 New Maple Avenue Pine Brook, New Jersey 07058-9641 (973)396-1000 East Coast 705 Enterprise Street Aurora, Illinois 60504-8149...
  • Page 23 DIGITAL STILL CAMERA GC-QX3 ENGLISH STILL CAMERA For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which is located on the bottom of INSTRUCTIONS cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. LYT0543-001C...
  • Page 24 Dear Customer, The AA-V37 AC Power Adapter should be used with: Thank you for purchasing the Digital Still AC 120 V`, 60 Hz in the USA and Canada, Camera. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the AC 110 –...
  • Page 25: Important Product Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT PRODUCT 5. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. Electrical energy can perform many useful func- •...
  • Page 26 SERVICING 1. Accessories 1. Servicing To avoid personal injury: If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, a marked change in performance and you are stand, tripod, bracket or table. It may fall, causing unable to restore normal operation by following the serious injury to a child or adult, and serious detailed procedure in its operating instructions, do...
  • Page 27: Quick Start

    QUICK START Power cord Power outlet Power lamp AC adapter (AA-V37) DC cord DC input connector Knob Memory card cover Memory card (3.3V type) Connect the Camera to a Power Insert the Memory card. ( pg. 22) Outlet. ( pg. 20) Open the Memory card cover.
  • Page 28 QUICK START (cont.) MODE switch Shutter button Lock button w e button Lock button Power dial Power dial Shoot a Picture. ( pg. 30) Play back a Picture. ( pg. 31) Turn the Power dial to “A” (full auto mode). Turn the Power dial to “B”.
  • Page 29: Major Features

    MAJOR FEATURES Three high-quality still image shooting modes Using the SmartMedia™ card* increases photo capacity 1. 6M Pro-Still (Pixel Shift Mode) ( pg. 46) This unit is compatible with SmartMedia™ cards* (optional), which can be used to increase the This mode collects twice as much image data by number of pictures that can be taken.
  • Page 30 CONTENTS SAFETY PRECAUTIONS QUICK START MAJOR FEATURES CONTENTS CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS GETTING STARTED Charging the Battery ..................... 18 Installing a Charged Battery ..................19 Connecting the Camera to a Power Outlet ..............20 Attaching the Hand strap ....................21 Attaching the Lens Cover ....................
  • Page 31: Provided Accessories

    PRINT Connecting the Camera to a Printer ................59 Printing a Picture ......................60 Printing by DPOF Setting ....................62 SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Changing Settings in the SET UP Menu ................. 64 Setting the Date and Time ..................... 66 ® SOFTWARE SECTION FOR Windows ®...
  • Page 32 CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS Front View Top View 6 7 8...
  • Page 33: Front View

    Front View Top View 1 Flash ..........pg. 33 1 Exposure control button (+/–) ..pg. 37 Use the flash when shooting in dark Press this button to check the brightness conditions. setting and to change the brightness setting for shooting photos. 2 Flash sensor 2 FOCUS button ......
  • Page 34 CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS (cont.) Rear View Bottom View...
  • Page 35: Rear View

    Rear View Bottom View 1 Viewfinder 1 Battery cover ......pg. 19 Look through here when framing and Open this cover to replace the battery. focusing your shot. 2 Tripod mount hole ...... pg. 25 2 DISPLAY button ....pg. 31, 38 Use this hole to mount the camera on a Press this button to turn the LCD screen on tripod.
  • Page 36: Lcd Panel

    CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS (cont.) LCD Panel 4 5 6 1 Indicator of initial settings having been 5 Timer mode indicator ....pg. 32 changed This indicator is displayed if the Self timer This indicator is displayed if the initial button has been pressed and the timer settings have been changed.
  • Page 37 On-screen Display During Shooting During Playback 2 0 0 0 . 1 2 . 2 4 During Shooting During Playback 1 Flash indicator ....... pg. 33 1 Picture size indicator ....pg. 28 Appears when the flash button has been : 640 x 480 pressed and a mode that generates a flash : 1024 x 768...
  • Page 38: Menu Screens

    CONTROLS, CONNECTORS AND INDICATORS (cont.) Menu Screens SET UP Menu Screen Turn the Power dial to “SET” to display the SET UP screen. Refer to the following pages for a detailed description of SET UP operation. pg. 28 FRAME 2032X1536 pg.
  • Page 39 Playback Menu Screens Turn the Power dial to “B” (playback), and then select each mode with the MODE switch. The selected mode appears on the LCD screen. STILL PLAYBACK STILL PROTECT STILL DELETE 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3 STILL PROTECT STILL DELETE THIS PIC.
  • Page 40: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Charging the Battery Charge the battery with the AC adapter (provided). Battery BN-V37 Power cord Power outlet Remove the battery. Power lamp AC adapter Charging lamp (AA-V37) Finish lamp NOTES: Connect the AC adapter's power cord to a ●...
  • Page 41: Installing A Charged Battery

    Installing a Charged Battery The battery (provided) is not charged when the camera is purchased. Be sure to charge the battery with the AC adapter before using the camera. Slide the battery cover slightly to open. Insert a charged battery, making sure that it is oriented correctly.
  • Page 42: Connecting The Camera To A Power Outlet

    GETTING STARTED (cont.) Connecting the Camera to a Power Outlet The AC adapter (provided) is useful when shooting photos indoors for an extended period of time. The adapter can also be used overseas if you use a conversion plug. Power cord Power outlet Power lamp AC adapter...
  • Page 43: Attaching The Hand Strap

    Attaching the Hand strap Attaching the Lens Cover Pass one end of the strap through the mounting hole on the lens cover. Pass the other end through the loop. Attach the strap of the lens cover to the hand Pass one end of the hand strap through the strap.
  • Page 44: Inserting The Memory Card

    GETTING STARTED (cont.) Inserting the Memory Card Make sure to turn the Power dial to “OFF”, when inserting a Memory card. Memory card is not loaded in the camera, when purchasing the camera. Open the Memory card cover. •Slide the knob and then pull the cover. Insert the Memory card.
  • Page 45: Formatting A Memory Card

    Formatting a Memory Card If your Memory card has not been formatted, it must be formatted before it can be used. When a Memory card is formatted, all pictures in the card will be lost. Lock button EXE button r t button Power dial FORMAT SET UP...
  • Page 46: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION Viewfinder Shutter Button This camera is equipped with an optical viewfinder. Not pressed Normal Shooting Half-press To focus, point the camera so that the subject appears within the finder, and then press the shutter button. Full-press Macro Shooting When shooting close-up, make sure the subject being photographed is within the frame inside the finder...
  • Page 47: Good Photography Posture

    Good Photography Posture With your left hand firmly supporting the camera to Use your left hand to hold the left of and below the lens, support the camera the camera also. body with your right hand. Next, look for your subject and determine the camera position.
  • Page 48: Selecting The Shooting Mode

    BASIC OPERATION (cont.) Selecting the Shooting Mode The Power dial is used to switch among three shooting modes: “A”, “M” and “V”. Lock button LCD panel C A M A U T O Power dial Mode display A: CAM AUTO M: MANUAL V: VIDEO Turn the Power dial to one of the following modes,...
  • Page 49: Zoom Shooting

    Zoom Shooting The camera incorporates a 2.3X zooming function that corresponds to a 37 mm to 86 mm lens of a 35 mm camera. Zooming allows you to shoot wide areas, as well as close-ups of subjects located far away, without changing the shooting position.
  • Page 50: Selecting The Picture Size

    BASIC OPERATION (cont.) Selecting the Picture Size There are three picture sizes, starting with the highest resolution: 2032 x 1536 (QXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA) 640 x 480 (VGA) Select the resolution that best fits your needs. SET UP FRAME 2032X1536 QUALITY FINE...
  • Page 51: Selecting The Picture Quality

    Selecting the Picture Quality You can select the picture quality according to the purpose for which you want to use the picture. There are three levels of picture quality, starting from the highest quality: NO COMP. (uncompressed) FINE (fine) STANDARD (standard) SET UP FRAME 2032X1536...
  • Page 52: Full Auto Shooting

    BASIC OPERATION (cont.) Full Auto Shooting This mode allows you to take photos with little effort, since the camera automatically adjusts the focus, the shutter speed, the brightness and the white balance. Lock button Shutter button Power dial Shoot standby lamp (green) NOTES: Turn the Power dial to “A”.
  • Page 53: Playing Back Still Pictures

    Playing Back Still Pictures Each picture that you shoot is numbered and saved. You can then view these saved pictures in sequence, one by one. Normal Playback Auto Playback Turn the Power dial to “B”. Turn the Power dial to “B”. •Hold the Lock button down while turning the •Hold the Lock button down while turning the Power dial.
  • Page 54: Self Timer

    BASIC OPERATION (cont.) Self Timer The self timer clicks the shutter automatically after either 1 second or 8 seconds after the timer has been set. Use the self timer to take your own picture, or if you are worried that you will shake the camera too much when you press the Shutter button.
  • Page 55: Flash Shooting

    Flash Shooting There are four flash modes: Auto : This setting automatically flashes when shooting under dark conditions. Forced on : Select this setting to force the flash. Red-eye prevention : Select this setting to minimize the “red-eye” effect that occurs when using the flash.
  • Page 56: Manual Shooting

    MANUAL SHOOTING Manual Focus You can focus to the subject manually. Turn the Power dial to “M”. Point the lens at the subject, position yourself, and half-press the Shutter button. •Hold the Lock button down while turning the Power dial. •...
  • Page 57: Iris Setting

    Iris Setting You can adjust the depth of field and the shutter speed by setting the F value manually. Turn the Power dial to “M”. Point the lens at the subject, position yourself, and half-press the Shutter button. •Hold the Lock button down while turning the Power dial.
  • Page 58: Macro Shooting

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) Macro Shooting Use Macro mode to shoot a subject at a distance of 2 to 50 cm. This mode is appropriate for a close-up shot of insects and plants outdoor. Turn the Power dial to “A”, “M” or “V”. Point the lens at the subject, position yourself, and half-press the Shutter button.
  • Page 59: Exposure Control

    Exposure Control If the subject is predominantly white, black, red, etc., the resulting picture may be underexposed (too dark). In such a case, it is necessary to use the exposure control to restore the picture to a more realistic image. With this camera, you can make this adjustment by up to +/–2 iris steps in units of 0.5EV (exposure value).
  • Page 60: White Balance Adjustment

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) White Balance Adjustment The white balance adjustment needs to be made when a picture is greenish, or when there is blue or red ghosting around an image. If there are no problems with the colors in a picture, select “AUTO”. CAMERA SETTING W.
  • Page 61: Manual White Balance Adjustment

    Manual White Balance Adjustment If you cannot achieve natural looking colors even after selecting the preset options (“ ”, “ ”, “ ”, “ ” or “AUTO”) for the white balance adjustment, follow the procedure described below to adjust the white balance manually.
  • Page 62: Sensitivity Setting

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) Sensitivity Setting You can change the camera's sensitivity setting when shooting at dark place or where you can not use the flash. CAMERA SETTING W. BALANCE AUTO SENS. TELEPHOTO M. DRIVE AE/AF MULTI CLEAR NOTES: Turn the Power dial to “M”. ●...
  • Page 63: Changing The Zoom Power While Shooting

    Changing the Zoom Power While Shooting Depending on the image size, it is possible to enlarge a subject without sacrificing the current image quality. Because the zoom power cannot be changed in some instances if the image is large, reduce the image size pg.
  • Page 64: Shooting Continuous Photos

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) Shooting Continuous Photos With this mode you can shoot 2 continuous photos. CAMERA SETTING W. BALANCE AUTO SENS. TELEPHOTO M. DRIVE AE/AF MULTI CLEAR Turn the Power dial to “M”. Point the lens at the subject, position yourself, and half-press the Shutter button.
  • Page 65: Changing The Ae/Af Area

    Changing the AE/AF Area Normally, in this camera this setting is “MULTI” in order to prevent the subject from being out of focus while the background is in focus. If the camera does not focus on the point that you want it to, change this setting to “SPOT”.
  • Page 66: Restoring The Default Settings

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) Restoring the Default Settings Perform the procedures described below to return the camera settings to the default settings. The settings on the SET UP screen does not return to the default settings. CAMERA SETTING W. BALANCE AUTO SENS.
  • Page 67: Collage Mode

    Collage Mode This camera is able to combine images. For example, you can combine an existing picture (as background) with a picture of a person standing in front of a white wall, etc. COLLAGE Background Subject Composed image Turn the Power dial to “M”. Point the lens at the subject, and then press the w e button to adjust the level of composi- •Hold the Lock button down while turning the...
  • Page 68: Pro-Still (Pixel Shift Mode)

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) 6M Pro-Still (Pixel Shift Mode) The camera can achieve double its normal resolution by taking two pictures consecutively, shifting the CCD pixels one pixel row in the vertical direction between the two shots. This mode uses the self timer to shoot a still picture. Use a tripod to prevent problems caused by shaky hands.
  • Page 69: Dr Pro-Still (Wide Range Mode)

    DR Pro-Still (Wide Range Mode) The camera can expand its apparent dynamic range by combining different exposures of an extremely high contrast subject. This mode uses the self timer to shoot a still picture. Use a tripod to prevent problems caused by shaky hands.
  • Page 70: Nr Pro-Still (Noise Reduction Mode)

    MANUAL SHOOTING (cont.) NR Pro-Still (Noise Reduction Mode) This mode reduces electronic noise in a photograph by layering several copies of the same image. This mode is ideal for shooting works of art in dark surroundings. This mode uses the self timer to shoot a still picture. Use a tripod to prevent problems caused by shaky hands.
  • Page 71: Video Shooting

    Video Shooting The camera can record a maximum of 20 seconds of video. The size of the recorded video file is approxi- mately 200 KB. This feature is useful if you want to send a short video by e-mail. NOTES: Turn the Power dial to “V”.
  • Page 72: Playback

    PLAYBACK Video Playback You can watch the recorded video on the camera's LCD screen. VIDEO PLAY Turn the Power dial to “B”. Press the EXE button to start playback. •Hold the Lock button down while turning the • Playback of the video starts. Power dial.
  • Page 73: Display Mode During Playback

    Display Mode during Playback To change the display mode during playback, press Image number the DSP button. Press the DSP button repeatedly to cycle through 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3 the following modes: • Full size screen (with on-screen display) •...
  • Page 74: Protecting Pictures

    PLAYBACK (cont.) Protecting Pictures You can set protection for important pictures and video files. This features prevents you from accidentally deleting these important pictures and video files. STILL PROTECT STILL PROTECT THIS PIC. ON/OFF SELECT RETURN To protect a selected picture Turn the Power dial to “B”.
  • Page 75: Deleting Pictures

    Deleting Pictures There are three methods for deleting pictures: deleting the displayed picture, deleting all pictures, and deleting a selected picture. Video files can be deleted in the same way. STILL DELETE STILL DELETE THIS PIC. DELETE RETURN SELECT To delete a selected picture Turn the Power dial to “B”.
  • Page 76: Adding Special Effects

    PLAYBACK (cont.) Adding Special Effects You can add digital special effects to playback pictures. You can make pictures black and white or sepia tone, or you can use the camera as a simple film scanner. EDIT EDIT EFFECT DATE NEXT THIS PIC.
  • Page 77 5–7 FILE EDIT NOW EDITING PRINT EFFECT OVERWRITE DATE SAVE NEXT CANCEL RETURN Press the w e button to select “OFF”, “B/W”, Press the r t button to select “OVERWRITE” “SEPIA”, or “NEGA”. or “SAVE”, and then press the EXE button. •Press the w e button repeatedly to cycle •It is not possible to overwrite the file when through the following modes:...
  • Page 78: Inputting The Date

    PLAYBACK (cont.) Inputting the Date You can display the date when playing back or printing pictures on the optional printer. 1–6 FILE EDIT DATE PRINT EFFECT DIRECTION OVERWRITE DATE STYLE SAVE NEXT CANCEL RETURN RETURN Perform steps 1 – 3 on the page 54 before the Press the r t button to select “STYLE”, and following procedures.
  • Page 79: Inputting The Calendar

    Inputting the Calendar You can display the calendar when playing back or printing pictures on the optional printer. 1–7 CALENDAR FILE EDIT YEAR 2000 PRINT EFFECT MONTH OVERWRITE DATE CALENDAR DIRECTION NEXT SAVE RETURN CANCEL RETURN Perform steps 1 – 3 on the page 54 before the Press the r t button to select “END”, and following procedures.
  • Page 80: Connecting The Camera To A Tv

    PLAYBACK (cont.) Connecting the Camera to a TV You can view the photographed still pictures on TV. Digital Still Camera VIDEO To video output connector To video input connector Video cable (provided) Power cord Power outlet Power lamp AC adapter (AA-V37) DC cord NOTES:...
  • Page 81 PRINT Connecting the Camera to a Printer If you connect the camera to an optional printer (GV-SP2), you can easily print a picture taken by this camera. Printer Printer (GV-SP2) connector Digital Still Camera PRINTER To input connector Optional printer cable for GV-SP2 Power cord Power outlet...
  • Page 82: Printing A Picture

    Printing a Picture If you have a JVC printer (GV-SP2), you can print a picture with (or without) a white frame. It is also possible to print multiple copies of the same photo. You can also use stickers in combination with the function that prints 16 thumbnail images to create your own photo stickers.
  • Page 83 4–8 EDIT FILE PRINTER SET UP EFFECT SHEET PRINT DATE FRAME OVERWRITE NEXT PRINT SAVE RETURN RETURN CANCEL Press the r t button to select “NEXT”, and Press the r t button to select “PRINT”, and then press the EXE button. then press the EXE button.
  • Page 84: Printing By Dpof Setting

    PRINT (cont.) Printing by DPOF Setting If you have a JVC printer (GV-SP2), and have made the DPOF* setting for your photos, you can print your photos in the following ways: ● You can print one copy of all pictures.
  • Page 85 4–6 DPOF PRINT DPOF PRINT DPOF SET UP PRINT TOTAL 123 PRINT TOTAL 123 FRAME OFF PRINT FRAME ON CANCEL SAVE ONLY CANCEL Press the w e button to select a picture, and Press the r t button to select “SAVE ONLY”, press the r t button to enter the number of and then press the EXE button.
  • Page 86: Changing Settings In The Set Up Menu

    SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Changing Settings in the SET UP Menu You can change the system settings according to your photography needs. For example, you can turn the beep sound off, or you can change the frame size for better picture quality. SET UP FRAME 2032X1536...
  • Page 87: Set Up Menu

    SET UP Menu Item Contents FRAME You can select the size of the picture to be recorded. There are three settings: 2032 x 1536 (QXGA class) 1024 x 768 (XGA) 640 x 480 (VGA) QUALITY You can select the quality of the picture to be recorded. There are three settings: FINE: The highest picture quality.
  • Page 88: Setting The Date And Time

    SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) Setting the Date and Time This procedure sets the camera’s internal clock. Use this procedure to reset the time and date if you take the camera overseas, or if the clock otherwise needs to be reset. 2–4 DATE/TIME SET UP FRAME...
  • Page 89 SOFTWARE SECTION You can find the latest information (in English) on the provided software program at our World Wide Web Server. http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/index-e.html USB Driver (for Windows ® /Macintosh ® Video Player (for Windows ® JVC Video Decoder (for Macintosh ®...
  • Page 90 ® SOFTWARE SECTION FOR Windows Operating Environment USB Connection ® The host computer that runs the Windows operating environment must satisfy the following conditions. USB Driver ® ® ® 1. Microsoft Windows 98/Windows 98 Second Edition, pre-installed 2. Available USB port 3.
  • Page 91: Installing The Usb Driver

    Installing the USB Driver ® For details on the basic operation of Windows 98, refer to the instruction manual provided with your computer or Windows ® Preparation ® Start Windows ● If you are running other software, close that software. (Make sure that there are no other application icons open on the task bar.) Turn the Power dial to “B”.
  • Page 92 ® SOFTWARE SECTION FOR Windows (cont.) Installing the Video Player ® For details on the basic operation of Windows 98, refer to the instruction manual provided with your computer or Windows ® Preparation ® Start Windows ● If you are running other software, close that software. (Make sure that there are no other application icons open on the task bar.) Load the provided CD-ROM to the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 93 ● To open the video file which is sent by e-mail, you need a Video Player to expand the com- pressed file. You can also download the Video Player at our website. (http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/download/ index-e.html)
  • Page 94: Basic Playback

    ® SOFTWARE SECTION FOR Windows (cont.) Basic Playback There are several different methods for playing back a video on the Video Player, depending on how you load the file. Preparation Start Windows ® ● Send the video file that you want to play back to the computer.
  • Page 95 Easy Playback You can start playback easily by double clicking on the icon of a video file. Preparation Start Windows ® ● Send the video file that you want to play back to the computer. ( pg. 71) Double clicking on the icon of a video file. •Select the file with the extension “.jmm”.
  • Page 96: Uninstalling The Software

    ® SOFTWARE SECTION FOR Windows (cont.) Uninstalling the Software When you don't need to use the Video Player, uninstall the program. Preparation Start Windows ® ● If you are running other software, close that software. (Make sure that there are no other application icons open on the task bar.) Click the “Start”...
  • Page 97: Software Section For Macintosh

    USB Driver 1. USB-compatible computer (iMac™, iBook™, Power Mac™ G3/G4, Power Book™ G3, etc.) 2. Mac OS 8.5.1/Mac OS 8.6/Mac OS 9.0 JVC Video Decoder USB cable (provided) 1. Power PC 603e/120MHz or faster DIGITAL 2. Mac OS 7.6.1 or later 3.
  • Page 98 Double click on the loaded CD-ROM icon. Double click on “Driver” folder. Drag the “JVC USB-Storage Driver” and “JVC USB-Storage Shim (E)” icons to the “System Folder”, then drop the icon there. Click the “OK” button when the dialog box appears.
  • Page 99 Load the provided CD-ROM to the CD-ROM drive. Double click on the loaded CD-ROM icon. Drag the “JVC Video Decoder” icon to the “System Folder”, then drop the icon there. Click the “OK” button when the dialog box appears.
  • Page 100 ● To open the video file which is sent by e-mail, (video)” or “DCIM (still picture)” folder to the you need a JVC Video Decoder to expand the desktop of the computer. compressed file. You can also download the JVC •To copy a file in easy way, hold down the...
  • Page 101 Preparation ® Start Macintosh ● Make sure that you installed the JVC Video Decoder in advance. ( pg. 77) ● Send the video file that you want to play back to the computer. ( pg.
  • Page 102 Preparation Start Macintosh ® ● Make sure that you installed the JVC Video Decoder in advance. ( pg. 77) ● Send the video file that you want to play back to the computer. ( pg.
  • Page 103 Uninstalling the Software When you don't need to use the JVC Video Decoder, uninstall the program. Preparation Start Macintosh ® ● If you are running other software, close that software. Double click the “System Folder” icon. •The System Folder opens.
  • Page 104: Trouble Shooting

    If this happens, disconnect the power source (battery, AC adapter, etc.) from the camera, and then resume using the camera. If this does not solve the problem, and taking the action described below also does not solve the problem, contact your nearest JVC dealer. SYMPTOM...
  • Page 105 SYMPTOM CORRECTIVE ACTION PAGE Others ● The remaining photos counter indicates the Cannot shoot photos even if the approximate number. It may not be able to shoot remaining photos counter shows a photo even if the counter shows number more number more than 0.
  • Page 106 TROUBLE SHOOTING (cont.) Error Messages (for the camera) Error messages appear on the LCD screen. Messages Contents Page MEMORY FULL The storage capacity of the Memory card has been reached. You can store additional photos either by replacing the memory card with a new one, or by deleting photos that are no longer needed.
  • Page 107 Error Messages (for the printer) Error messages appear on the LCD screen. For details, refer to the printer's instruction manual. Messages Contents CHECK INK CASSETTE No ink cassette is loaded. REPLACE INK CASSETTE The ink cassette is used up. INK ERROR This message is displayed when an ink-related error has occurred.
  • Page 108 (equivalent to 37mm to 86 mm on a 35 mm still camera) Lens : 2.3X optical zoom lens Video : 160 pixels x 120 pixels, 20 seconds, JVC original format Recording format : Exif Ver. 2.1 (DCF compliant), TIFF (Uncompressed), DPOF-compatible...
  • Page 109 Self timer : 1 second, 8 seconds Photo quality : 3 modes (STANDARD/FINE/NO COMP.) Number of storable photos : 2032 x 1536: approx. 10/8/0 (with an 8MB Memory card, 1024 x 768: approx. 43/32/3 STANDARD/FINE/NO COMP.) 640 x 480: approx. 87/65/8 Battery : Lithium ion battery Printer connector...
  • Page 110 INDEX Adding Special Effects ........ 54 Pixel Shift Mode ......... 46 Attaching the Hand strap ......21 Playing Back Still Pictures ......31 Attaching the Lens Cover ......21 Power dial ..........14 Printing a Picture ........60 Printing by DPOF Setting ......62 BEEP VOL.
  • Page 111 AC power adapter. called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown..DO NOT connect any power cord other than For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest JVC the one provided to the AC power adapter. If dealer.
  • Page 112: Lcd Monitor

    CAUTIONS (cont.) 4. To protect the unit, DO NOT . . . Built-in Rechargeable Battery ..allow it to become wet..drop the unit or strike it against hard objects. To store the date/time in memory, a rechargeable ..subject it to shock or excessive vibration battery is integrated in the camera.
  • Page 113 If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit radio or television reception, which can be immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the...
  • Page 114 If you ship the product... Pack your JVC unit in the original carton or one of equivalent size and strength. Enclose, with the unit, a letter stating the problem or symptom that exists and also a copy of the receipt or bill of sale you received when you purchased your JVC unit.
  • Page 115 WHAT WE WILL DO: If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service centers.
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  • Page 118 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan COPYRIGHT 2000 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0300TYV...
  • Page 119 Parts that do not meet specifications may cause trouble PARTS LIST in regard to safety and performance. We recommend that genuine JVC parts be used. SAFETY PRECAUTION Parts identified by the symbol are critical for safety. Replace only with specified part numbers.
  • Page 120 < > FINAL ASSEMBLY 153C 153B 153D 153A STROBE 101B BOARD ASSY < 05 > 101E MONI/REG BOARD ASSY < 02 > 101D 101C 153E 101A 101E MAIN BOARD ASSY 101G < 01 > 101E OP BLOCK UNIT 107B <M3> JACK BOARD ASSY 152A <...
  • Page 121 REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • Page 122 ELECTRICAL PARTS LIST REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
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  • Page 132: Cabinet Assembly

    SECTION 5 AC POWER ADAPTER (AA-V37U) SAFETY PRECAUTION Parts identified by the ! symbol are critical for safety. Replace only with specified part numbers. 5.1 CABINET ASSEMBLY <MA> MAIN&TERMINAL <91> RATING LABEL #!REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION ----------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <...
  • Page 133: Schematic Diagram

    5.2 SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM Safety precautions ! are critical The components identified by the symbol NOTE: When ordering parts, be sure to order according to for safety. For continued safety, replace safety critical com- the Part Number indicated in the Parts List. ponents only with manufacturer’s recommended parts.
  • Page 134: Circuit Board

    5.3 CIRCUIT BOARD 5.4 ELECTRICAL PARTS LIST #!REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION #!REF No. PART No. PART NAME, DESCRIPTION ----------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NRSA02J-331X MG RESISTOR 330Ω 1/10W NRSA02J-273X MG RESISTOR 27kΩ 1/10W ATTENTION: CAUTION: NRSA02F-5621X MG RESISTOR 5.62kΩ...

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