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DC C30/C40

Digital Camera

User’s Manual

Welcome

Copyright

Copyright 2003 by BENQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of this company.

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Taking care of your camera

Do not use your camera in the following environmental range: temperature below 0°C or above 40°C.

Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:

Direct sunlight

High and dusty places

Next to the air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources

In a closed car that is directly under the sun

Unstable locations

If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with dry cloth as soon as possible.

Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.

Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol, etc., to clean your camera.

If the lens or viewfinder is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the lens with your fingers.

To prevent electrical shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.

Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, store your camera in a dry place.

Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.

Do not use your camera in or near water.

If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and disconnect the batteries and the transformer. Remove the foreign substance or water, and send it to the maintenance center.

Transfer the data to the computer as soon as possible to avoid losing your image data.

Table of Contents

 

1. Touring your DC C30/C40....................................

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1.1

Checking the Package Contents.......................................

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1.2 DC C30/C40 Components ...............................................

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1.2.1 Front View...............................................................

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1.2.2 Rear View ................................................................

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1.2.3 Left/Right Side View ...............................................

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1.2.4 Bottom View ...........................................................

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1.3

Attaching the Strap ...........................................................

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2. Preparing Your DC C30/C40 for Use....................

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2.1

Inserting the Battery .........................................................

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2.2

Low Battery Indicator.......................................................

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2.3 Turning the Power On .....................................................

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2.4

Setting the Date and Time................................................

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2.5

Setting the Date format ....................................................

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2.6

Language Settings .............................................................

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2.7

TV Out Settings ................................................................

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2.8

Setting the Beep Sound.....................................................

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2.9

Setting the Power Save Function .....................................

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2.10 Loading an SD Memory Card ........................................

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2.10.1 Inserting the SD Memory card.............................

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2.10.2 Removing the SD Memory card ..........................

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2.11 Camera Mode Setting...................................................

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2.11.1 Photo Mode ........................................................

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2.11.2 Playback Mode ...................................................

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2.11.3 Video Mode ........................................................

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3. Using the DC C30/C40 ........................................

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3.1

Previewing a Picture .......................................................

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3.2

Taking a Picture..............................................................

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3.3

Setting the LCD Display Mode ......................................

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3.4

Setting Image Resolution and Quality...........................

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3.5 Using the Zoom Function ..............................................

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3.6

Using the Flash................................................................

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3.7

Adjusting the Exposure ..................................................

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3.8 Using Different Metering Options .................................

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3.9 Setting the White Balance ...............................................

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3.9.1 White Balance Settings Explained ........................

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3.10 Using Macro Mode .......................................................

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3.11

Using the Self Timer......................................................

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3.12 Using the Date Stamp Function ...................................

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3.13

Using Long Shutter Speeds ...........................................

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3.14

Recording Video Clips ..................................................

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3.15

Setting Quick View........................................................

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3.16

Viewing Pictures............................................................

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3.17 Viewing Pictures in Thumbnail Mode.........................

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3.18

Protecting Stored Images..............................................

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3.19

Erasing a Stored Image..................................................

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3.20

Erasing all Images..........................................................

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3.21

Slide Show......................................................................

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3.22 Copy to Card .................................................................

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3.23 Formatting the Camera Memory or SD Card .............

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3.24

DPOF Print Settings......................................................

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3.24.1 Print Order Setting..............................................

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4. PC Dependent Features ........................................

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4.1 Installing the Digital Camera Software ..........................

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4.2 Bundled Software ............................................................

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4.3 Making Connections.......................................................

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4.3.1 Viewing Images on TV..........................................

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4.3.2 Connecting to a Computer Using USB................

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5. Troubleshooting....................................................

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6. Specifications.........................................................

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7. Service information...............................................

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TOURING YOUR DC C30/C40

1.1 Checking the Package Contents

The package includes the following items:

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DC C30/C40 Digital Camera

 

User’sManual

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Welcome

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6

 

3

 

4

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1.User's manual

2.DC C30/C40 digital camera

3.AV cable

4.USB cable

5.DC C30/C40 software CD-ROM

6.Hand strap

7.2 x AA Batteries

If anything is missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer. Save the packaging in the event you need to ship your camera for service.

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Touring your DC C30/C40

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