Bushnell 11-8338 User Manual

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Instruction Manual

Model: 11-8338



Lit.#: 98-1041/08-07

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Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell ImageView® binocular! The Bushnell ImageView binocular takes the technology of digital photography and combines it with ahigh-qualitycompact binocular. This allows you to observe sporting events, wildlife, scenic vistas or anything you would normally use a binocular for, and then save the image in abuilt-inattached digital camera. You can then download these images to your computer and e- mail them to your friends and family, print off the picture using the included software or save them in a photo album for future use. Before using the product, please read the instructions contained in this manual and take time to familiarize yourself with the different parts and features of the product.

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Insert 2 AAA batteries (alkaline, lithium, or NiMh) as indicated inside the battery compartment on the bottom of the ImageView.


Adjust the center focus knob while viewing a distant object through the binocular, until it appears sharp. Move the left and right sides of the binocular closer together or farther apart until you see a single circular image. Rotate the right eyepiece (diopter adjustment) to change the setting if the image does not appear as sharp to your right eye as it does to your left eye.


Press the MODE button briefly, then release it. You will see a battery indicator and 3 digits indicating the number of photos taken (currently stored in the internal memory). As you take new photos, this counter will advance. Press and hold MODE to turn off the camera. You should download all photos before changing batteries or storing the camera unused for a long period of time (more than a few weeks) as a precaution.


Make sure the camera is set for high resolution and quality (refer to pg.8, "Setup Menu") if you want the best results, especially if you will be printing the photos. See “Changing Operational Modes” for full instructions covering features such as continuous shot, shooting a video clip, and how to delete a photo you have just taken.

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TAKE A PHOTO (Tips For Better Quality Photos)

Holding the ImageView as steadily as possible with both hands wrapped around the binocular, lightly press down the SNAP button using the flat end of a finger. Leaning against a wall, tree, etc. to brace yourself can also help insure the camera does not move as you take the photo. Make sure you are at least 30 feet or more away from your photo subject. Unlike the binocular optics (which will focus down to about 15 ft.), the camera focus is preset and is designed only for distant subjectsyour photos may look out of focus if you were too close.


If you are using Windows 98, install the driver from the CD-ROMas directed in “Software Installation” before connecting the Imageview to your PC (no driver is necessary with other operating systems). If desired, you may install Roxio® PhotoSuite 5 from theCD-ROM,following theon-screeninstructions (if you do not already have photo software you prefer to use.Note: PhotoSuite is not compatible with Windows Vista or Mac OS9/OSX). Connect the supplied USB cable between the ImageView and your computer, using a USB port on the computer itself (avoid USB “hubs”). Please read “Downloading Photos to Your Computer” for detailed instructions on transferring photos to a PC or Mac computer.

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Congratulations on your purchase of a Bushnell ImageView binocular. Before using the product, please read these instructions and take time to familiarize yourself with the different parts and

features of the product.



Insert 2 AAA alkaline batteries as indicated on the inside of the battery compartment, located on the bottom of the camera unit. Turn the camera on by pressing and holding the MODE button until the display comes on and the camera beeps. To turn the unit off, press and hold the MODE button until the display goes out. The camera will turn itself off automatically to save batteries if none of the buttons have been pressed for two minutes.


With the camera turned on, press the SNAP button to take a new photo. For best results, hold the ImageView steady using both hands, and lightly press down the SNAP button using the flat end of your finger rather than “punching” it with a fingertip. Be sure you are at least 35 feet away from your subject as the camera focus is preset for optimum results with distant objects (sports, wildlife, etc.).


(Power) (Shutter Release)

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LCD display

1. High Quality Mode (less file compression)

2.Deletes all the pictures in the memory.

3.Low Quality Mode (more file compression)

4.Deletes the last picture taken.

5.Select the timer to take a delayed picture. This gives you approximately a 10-seconddelay.

6.SD mark appears when an SD card is inserted.

7. This mode allows you to take short movie clips, saved as “.avi” files.

8.USB mark appears when USB cord is connected between the camera and the PC.

9.Battery mark keeps track of the battery life left.

10.Indicates Resolution setting (4 stars=highest resolution, 1 star=lowest resolution) 11.This section of the display is used for three different types of indication:

a.Photo Number-innormal operation, the number of photos stored (in internal or card memory) is seen here.

b.Memory Full-whenthe memory is full, the display indicates “FUL” here. Download your photos, then “Delete All” to take more. Or change to a new, blank SD card.

c.Setup Menu-displaysthe current setting for each of the 4 options in the Setup Menu


1.The camera is powered by two AAA alkaline (included), lithium or rechargeable NiMh batteries.

2.Insert the batteries into the battery compartment. If greater storage for photos/videos is desired (the internal memory capacity is approx 6MB), insert an SD card ("upside down" with metal contacts facing up) in the card slot. You may use SD cards up to 1 GB. To remove an SD card, simply pull it straight out of the card slot.

3.Press and hold the MODE button until the camera turns on.

4.Press SNAP to take a picture, or press the MODE button quickly to change mode settings as described above. The camera is set at infinity and will not be focused on an object closer than approx. 35 feet.

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Pressing the MODE button briefly will cycle through several special camera modes and settings. A corresponding icon or symbol (indicated in parentheses below) will be displayed on the LCD for each mode or setting as you cycle through them by tapping the MODE button. When the icon for a mode or setting is displayed, pressing SNAP will select that mode or change that setting. If no button is pressed for more than 5 seconds, the camera will return to normal operation. The modes/settings are shown as you cycle through them in the following order:

Timer ( ) : selects theself-timer,which will take a photo after a 10 second delay when you press the SNAP button. This can be used to avoid moving or shaking the camera by pressing the SNAP button when the camera is placed on a table or other level surface. A series of “beeps” with increasing frequency will be heard. After using the self timer, the camera automatically returns to normal operation (timer is canceled).

Video Mode: ( ) : This mode sets the camera to take short video clips (.avi files) rather than still photos. With the movie camera icon displayed, press SNAP to begin shooting the video. The counter will show elapsed seconds . Press SNAP again to stop shooting the video. The counter will advance by one number, as a new file (video) has been stored in the internal memory. After shooting the video clip, the camera reverts back to normal still photo operation (assuming unused memory remains). Repeat the steps to set AVI mode again if you wish to shoot more video clips.

Continuous Shot ( CS ) : Takes rapid series of 3 consecutive photos, approx. 1 second apart, when you press and hold the SNAP button. You will hear a short beep when each photo is taken. As with the timer, the camera will return to normal operation after the shots are taken, cancelling the CS mode.

• Delete All ( ) : With this mode is selected, press SNAP once, and the number of total photos in memory will blink in the display. Press the SNAP button a second time to erase the entire memory contents. If SNAP isnot pressed a second time while the photo counter is blinking, the camera will

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return to normal operation in a few seconds (all your photos will not be deleted). When the process is complete, the photo number display will reset to zero. If no button is pressed for 5 seconds, the camera returns tostand-by.“Delete All” is a quick way to clear the memory following a download of your photos to a computer, so that the camera is ready to hold as many new photos as possible.

• Delete One ( ) : Pressing SNAP when the “Delete One” icon is displayed will delete (erase) only the last photo you took from the camera’s memory.

• SETUP Menu (SET): Pressing SNAP when “SET” is displayed will enter the Setup Menu display, which has four different settings, each with two options available. Use the MODE button to cycle through the four settings. Pressing the SNAP button will switch (“toggle”) between the two options per setting. The four settings (plus “ESC” to exit the setup menu) are displayed in the following order:

File Size/Resolution (1-4Stars): High resolution (3 or 4 stars) settings are recommended for best results, but low resolution can be used if you need to shoot a greater quantity of photos before downloading, and quality is not a high priority.

Quality (Hq or Lq) : Select “Hq” for High Quality photos (recommended setting, least amount of file compression). Select “Lq” (Low Quality) to store more photos in memory but with a slight loss in quality due to greater file compression.

USB Mode (STO or PCC): Always select “STO” , allowing you to download and view the photos in the camera’s memory when it is connected to your PC with a USB cable (included). “PCC” is a live PC camera option that is was not implemented in this camera model (software is not supplied or available for this application), as the camera has a fixed focus preset for distances of 30 feet or greater.

Power Frequency (60 or 50 Hz): This sets the correct electrical line frequency to avoid any

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SETUP Menu continued

visible “flickering” in the images, especially when shooting video clips where fluorescent lighting is present. The “60” setting should be used for operation in the United States. If you are using the camera in a country with 50 Hz (cycle) AC power frequency, press SNAP to select “50” instead.

Escape (ESC): Select ESC and press SNAP to exit the Setting menu options, and return to normal mode.


Battery Indicator () : Shows the amount of battery life left. When half of the icon is filled in, you should plan to replace the batteries soon. Be sure to bring an extra set of batteries on a long trip or for important events.


Make sure you download all photos (see directions in next section of manual) from the camera before removing the batteries for longer than the time it takes to change them. The camera memory is volatile (power dependant), and your photos may be lost if the batteries are removed for more than a minute or two (a temporary charge will remain long enough to allow changing batteries), or if the batteries are left in but allowed to become completely dead.

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Photo Storage Capacity Reference (avg. capacity for settings, +/- 5 photos)

Image Size

# of Star


Quality 1


256 MB





Memory 2

SD Card



4.0 (Interpolated)


7 photos

299 photos

































0.3 (“VGA”)










* Default settings: 3.1 megapixel resolution (3 stars), High quality (Hq) additional Specifications

Video Clip Resolution: 320x240 pixels per frame @10 fps rate, avi file formatMaximum Video Recording Time: determined by available internal or card memory. Approx. 5 minutes using full capacity of available internal RAM memory.

Maximum SD Card Capacity: 1 GB (gigabyte), standard speed recommended

Imaging Sensor: 3.14 MP CMOS

Internal RAM: 8MB, approx 6MB maximum available for photo/video file storage. Capacitor maintains memory contents for1-2minutes while changing batteries. Use of SD card recommended to avoid potential loss of files if batteries become depleted.



1 Determines amount of file compression

Hq: High Quality (minimum compression)

Sq: Standard Quality (medium compression)

2 Internal RAM available for photo files: approx. 6 MB

Image Size refers to the pixel dimensions, or resolution, of the digital file.

Actual storage capacity will vary based on content of each photo file. You may be able to take a few photos more or less than the listed average capacity.

Use higher resolution and quality settings for photos you may want to enlarge or crop later. If required, they can always be reduced to a smaller file size using your photo software. Use lower resolution and/or standard quality settings if you will only email, insert into documents, or make small prints, and do not want to resize the file later.

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