Bushnell 110833 User Manual

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Manual Model #s: 110833/110834 Lit.#:98-0917/02-07

Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell® 3.2 Megapixel ImageView™! Your ImageView digital binocular is ideal for all sporting events and nature observation, as it combines a high quality 8 power compact binocular with a versatile 3.2 megapixel digital camera (with option for 4 MP effective resolution via software interpolation) which also features video capability. Your Imageview has a “dual personality”, capable of taking high resolution digital still photos as well as shooting video, with maximum recording time limited only by the capacity of the memory card you use. The photos and videos are both automatically stored in the internal memory, or on an optional SD (Secure Digital) card, and can be instantly reviewed on the flip-upLCD, or downloaded to your computer without the need to install any special software (With Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Mac OSX. A driver is provided for Windows 98/98SE).

Before using your new ImageView, please read the instructions contained in this manual and take time to familiarize yourself with the camera’s operation and many great features.

Note: ImageView models 110833 and 110834 share identical specifications, features, and operation. Only the body styling and appearance are different.

Model# 110833 is used for closeup illustration purposes in this manual.





Insert 2 AAA batteries (see “Specifications”) into the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera pod


Batteries &

(Note polarity indication inside). An SD memory card (optional, use up to a 1 GB card) for increased photo



storage capacity may be installed in the card slot, located at the back of the camera pod (Insert card with label


side facing down, pushing lightly until it clicks into place. Push the card lightly in again to remove).


SD Card




Turn On the

Raise the LCD display, pulling up at the indented areas on each side. Press and hold the POWER button



until the red power LED stays on, then let go. You will see a “Clock Set” screen when the camera is used for



the first time-referto “Camera Setup” for details on setting the date and time, or press the Menu button with



“Cancel” still selected to set this later. Press “Display” to turn the LCD back on -youwill see a “live” preview



of the image from the camera lens, located between the binocular objective lenses. You can also manually



turn the display off by pressing the Display button-itdoes not need to be on to take a photo. The entire



camera will automatically turn off after one minute (this can be changed using the “Auto Off” option in the



Setup menu) if it has been inactive (no buttons pressed). To turn power off manually, press and release the



POWER button. The default camera settings will provide optimum quality under most conditions.





Format the

If you inserted an SD card earlier, format it before beginning to take photos if you are using it in the


SD Card

ImageView for the first time. Press the View button below the LCD display. Press the Menu button in the



center of the silver keypad. Press the Down arrow key once to select “Format”. Note the warning that this


will erase all data on the card-makesure you have downloaded all photos from a previously used card. Press





the Right arrow key, to select “OK”. Press Menu to format the card (display shows “Formatting”). When the



display reads “No File”, press the View button to return to the live preview display mode.


Set the

Roll down the rubber eyecups if you are wearing glasses. Adjust the spacing between the left and right



binocular tubes while looking through the binocular until the view appears as a single circular image. Then,


Optics for

find a distant object with fine detail, and adjust the center focus knob until the object appears sharp through


the left eyepiece . Now look through the right eyepiece only. If the object does not appear equally sharp,


Your Eyes


rotate the right eyepiece (diopter adjustment) until it is also sharp. Once set, you no longer need to move





this diopter adjustment, and may simply focus using the center focus knob.









Take A Photo

Hold the camera steady with both hands and press the SNAP button to take a still photo. You will hear a


or Shoot A

“beep” (this can be turned off), followed by a brief pause (“SNAP Processing..” displayed) as the camera


Video Clip

stores the photo in memory. To shoot a Normal video, press the right arrow key three times until the


movie camera icon appears at the top right corner of the display You can then start shooting the video





at any time by pressing SNAP. To stop recording video, press SNAP again.





Review and

To review or playback a still photo or video, press the View button. You will see the most recent still


Delete Photos/

photo or video (first frame). To review previous photos or videos one at a time, press the Left arrow key.



The icon at the top right corner of the display will show the movie icon if the file is a video. The numbers


at the top left show the current file number/total files (2 of 3, etc). To play back a video, press the SNAP





button (press again to stop playback). To see “thumbnail” images of several stored photos/videos at



once, press the Right arrow key when the last photo you’ve taken is displayed. Use the Left/Right arrow



keys to select an individual file, then press Display to see it full frame. To delete photos/videos, press



Menu. Delete is the first option in the Review menu. Press Menu again, then select Delete One (only



the currently displayed photo/video) or Delete All,. Press menu, select (highlight) “OK”, then press



Menu again to delete the file.


Connect To

Before connecting the camera, install the driver from the CD-ROMif you use Windows 98/98SE, and


A Computer

install PhotoSuite if you do not already have photo editing software. Connect the supplied USB cable


& Transfer

from the camera’s USB socket (on the back of the camera pod) to a USB port on your PC. If you have


Windows XP or Vista, just follow the onscreen directions/options that automatically appear. If you have




Win 98 or 2000, open “My Computer” on your PC. The camera is identified as a “Removable Disk”





-yourphotos are in the folders inside, simply drag them or copy/paste into any folder on your hard drive.



Refer to the “Transferring Photos” section of this manual.


Technical Specifications



Still Photo File Size (Resolution)

2272x1760(4 MP via software interpolation),




2048x1536 (default setting), 1280x1024, 640x480

Objective Diameter


File Compression Ratio

1:50 (Best), 1:85 (Better), 1:95 (Standard)









Exit Pupil


Internal Memory

16MB Flash Memory (NAND)





Field of View

320 ft @ 1000 yds

Memory Expansion

Secure Digital Card , up to 1 GB capacity

Eye Relief


File Format (Still/Video)






Lens Coating

Fully Coated

File Management

DCF (version 1.0), FAT 16 Format





Prism Type

Roof, BK-7glass


1.5” TFT





Focusing Range

14’ ~ infinity

Video Resolution/Frame Rate

320x240 pixels per frame / 9 fps.










14.9 oz / 422 g







Sensor Type


Exposure Value Range

+/- 2 EV in 0.5 EV steps





Effective Pixels

3.2 Megapixels

White Balance Options

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten






Electronic, 1/16 to

Menu Languages

English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese


1/1000 seconds



Focusing Range

Fixed, approx 30’ ~

Auto Power Off (after inactivity)

1, 2, or 3 minutes or Disabled per Setup menu





Lens Aperture


Power Supply

2xAAA Batteries, Alkaline/Lithium/NiMh type






Camera and Binocular Parts Guide

LCD Display





View Button

5-wayKeypad w/

Menu/OK Button




Button Button
















Remote Card


Pull Here to

Raise Display















Photo Preview Display

LCD Preview Display Icons




Additional Feature Icons

The 3





appear next

to the


memory icon (press the right



arrow key to cycle thru these,


press again after movie mode


to return to normal mode)







Battery Indicator (low battery shown)



Resolution setting (VeryHigh,High,Medium,Low)



Remaining Memory (fills in solid as internal or card memory is used)






# of Photos/Videos Taken



Quality/File Compression (***Best / **Better / *Standard)



Digital Zoom magnification (1.0x~3.0x. range 1.0x=no digital zoom)



Self Timer (10 sec snap delay)



Rapid Sequence (3 shot burst)



Video Mode (records until stopped or out of memory)




Loading Batteries

Turn the ImageView over, and slide open the battery cover as indicated by the arrow, then tilt it up on its hinges. Insert 2 AAA Alkaline or Lithium batteries into the compartment in the direction indicated by the diagrams inside, then tilt the cover down again and slide it back into place until it clicks. Note: Rechargeable NiMh type batteries may also be used, but some may not deliver adequate current to power the ImageView. AAA NiMh batteries with a current rating of 850 mAh or higher are recommended.

Inserting An SD Card





(Slide Open

In Direction

of Arrow)

The camera can store from about 15 (at 2272x1760 resolution and best quality) up to well over 300 photos in the 16 MB internal memory, depending on resolution and quality settings (refer to the chart at the back of this manual). To expand the available storage, you may add an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card, with 1GB or smaller capacity (256MB, 512MB etc). MMC cards, which look similar to SD cards, are not recommended. The card is inserted into the slot on the back of the camera pod, with the “notched” corner on the left as indicated by the card icon below the slot. Insert the SD card with the label side facing down. Note: be sure the power is turned off before inserting or removing cards to prevent possible loss of files or damage to the card. A new card will not require formatting, but a card that has been previously used in other devices (cameras, PDAs, etc) should be formatted by the ImageView before beginning to take photos or videos (see the “Review Menu” section for how to do this).Note that formatting will erase all files previously stored on the card, so be sure they have been downloaded or copied first if you wish to keep them.


Basic Binocular and Camera Setup

Before taking photos or videos, take a few moments to set up the ImageView for your individual eyesight and user preferences. Leave the rubber eyecups in their “up” position if you are not wearing glasses, or roll them down if you are. Grasp the left and right sides of the binocular, and pull them apart or push them together while looking through the binocular to adjust the eyepiece spacing until your view is a single circular image. Find a distant object with fine detail (tree, sign, brick wall, etc), and adjust the center focus knob until the object appears sharp when viewed through the left binocular eyepiece only. Then, looking at the same object through just the right side of the binocular, simply rotate the right eyepiece until the image is equally sharp for your right eye. This is called the diopter adjustment, and compensates for any difference in sight between your left and right eyes. Once set by following this initial procedure, you may leave the diopter adjustment alone and just use the center focus knob to bring objects at any distance into sharp focus through the binoculars (the minimum focus distance is about 15 feet).

Your digital photos and videos are not affected by the center focus knob, as the camera lens located between the binocular objective lenses does not require focusing. It is preset so that objects ranging from approximately 50 feet to infinity will be in focus. Note that the binocular is capable of focusing closer than the camera. Check the live preview image on the LCD display to make sure you are far enough away to ensure sharp photos. The camera lens provides 8x magnification, which is the same as the binocular’s optics, and is aligned so that and object centered in the binocular’s view will also be centered in your photos or videos. Therefore, it is not necessary to have the LCD turned on or even raised while you are shooting photos or videos. Reducing use of the LCD will extend battery life significantly.

You may want to go into the camera’s menu and set the correct date before using the camera for the first time. Raise the LCD display and press the power button. After the startup display comes on, then goes out, press “Display” to turn the preview screen on. Press Menu. Press the Down arrow key 5 times to highlight the “Setup” submenu, then press Menu again. Use the Down arrow key to select “Clock Set”, and press Menu. Select “OK”, then press Menu again. Now set the Year, Month, Date, Hour, Minute and Second, using the Up/Down arrow keys to make changes, and the Right key to move to the next item. Once date & time are set, press the Menu button. Press the Down arrow key twice to highlight “Date Stamp”, press Menu, then highlight your preference using the left/right keys: Off (no date will imprint on your photo files), Year-Month-Dayorder, orMonth-Day-Timeorder of appearance. Press Menu, then keep pressing the down arrow key until you see “Exit” in the Setup submenu, press Menu, then go down to “Exit” in the main menu, and press Menu again to return to the preview display.


Taking Still Photos

After following the initial setup as described in the previous pages, you are ready to take a photo:

1)Raise the LCD and press the Power button for 2-3seconds (red LED lights, startup screen appears). Press the Display button to turn on the LCD again if you want to see a preview of the image or check menu settings, battery condition, etc.

2)The ImageView will default to high resolution and quality settings, as well as “everything on automatic” when it is turned on for the first time, so you can take excellent photos right away. If you prefer to use different settings, refer to the section “Using the Main Menu” for directions regarding how to find and change settings such as resolution and exposure and other options.

3)You may compose your photo while looking through the binocular (the LCD does not need to be on to take a photo). However, for the most accurate framing, checking the LCD preview is recommended.

4)Be sure you are not closer than approximately 50 feet from your subject. The binocular optics will focus closer than this, but the camera focus is preset for best results with distant subjects (no focusing is necessary for the camera). The LCD may be used to verify that the subject is not too close for sharp results.

5)Hold the camera as steady as possible with both hands and slowly squeeze the SNAP button. The display will go dark briefly while the file is stored (“SNAP Processing..” is displayed), then you are ready to take another photo. The upper right corner of the display will briefly show the number of the photo you have just taken. The “memory used” icon at the upper right corner of the display will fill in as you use up the available internal or card memory. Once you are out, and the display indicates “Memory Full” when SNAP is pressed, you are out of memory (storage space) and should download photos you wish to keep so they may be deleted, or you may remove the filled up card and install another SD card.

6)Digital zoom up to 3x is available. Press the Down arrow key to zoom in (you will see the result on the LCD). Press the Up arrow key to zoom back out. No digital zoom is used (optical magnification only) when “1.0” is indicated next to the magnifying glass icon.

7)Press the View button if you wish to check the photo after you take it, then press it again to return to a live preview. See the section “Review Menu” for more regarding reviewing and deleting previously taken photos.


Warning: Use care during handling to avoid touching the camera lens (located in the center between


binocular lenses) to prevent degrading the image quality. Clean the camera lens only with dry lens

tissue or microfiber cloth. DO NOT use liquids of any type.