Radio Shack 16-3898 User Manual

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16-3898

Digital Camera

Thank you for purchasing your Optimus Digital Camera from RadioShack.

WHAT’S IN THIS PACKAGE

Digital Camera,Camera Strap,User’s Guide (in the Software CD),Quick Start Guide, Software CD-ROM,USBCable,Camera Pouch,Lithium ion rechargeable battery (650mA),AC adapter

Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up and using your new product.

FCC STATEMENT

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Declaration of Conformity

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.

Product

Digital Camera

 

 

Model

16-3898

Responsible

RadioShack Corporation

Party

300 RadioShack Circle

 

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone

817-415-3200

 

 

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the user’s guide. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

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READ THIS FIRST

Trademark Information

Microsoft® and Windows® are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Pentium® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

SDTM is a trademark.

Photo Explorer and Photo Express are trademarks.

Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Product Information

Product design and specifications are subject to change without notice. This includes primary product specifications, software, software drivers, and user’s guide. This User’s Guide is a general reference guide for the product.

The product and accessories that come with your digital camera may be different from those described in this guide. This is due to the fact that different retailers often specify slightly different product inclusions and accessories to suit their market requirements, customer demographics, and geographical preferences. Products very often vary between retailers especially with accessories such as batteries, chargers, AC adapters, memory cards, cables, carrying cases/pouches, and language support. Occasionally a retailer will specify a unique product color, appearance, and internal memory capacity. Contact your dealer for precise product definition and included accessories.

The illustrations in this guide are for the purpose of explanation and may differ from the actual design of your digital camera.

The manufacturer assumes no liability for any errors or discrepancies in this user’s guide.

For user’s guide and driver updates, refer to our website or contact your dealer.

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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read and understand all Warnings andCautions before using this product.

Warnings

If foreign objects or water have entered the camera, turn power OFF and remove the batteries.

Continued use in this state might cause fire or electric shock. Consult the store of purchase.

If the camera has fallen or its case has been damaged, turn power OFF and remove the batteries.

Continued use in this state might cause fire or electric shock. Consult with the store of purchase.

Do not disassemble, change or repair the camera.

This might cause fire or electric shock. For repair or internal inspection, ask the store of purchase.

Do not use the camera in areas near water.

This might cause fire or electric shock. Take special care during rain, snow, on the beach, or near the shore.

Do not place the camera on inclined or unstable surfaces.

This might cause the camera to fall or tilt over, causing injury.

Keep the batteries out of the reach of children.

Swallowing batteries might cause poisoning. If the battery is accidentally swallowed, immediately consult with a physician.

Do not use the camera while you are walking, driving or riding a motorcycle.

This might cause you to fall over or result in traffic accident.

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Cautions

Insert the batteries paying attention to the polarity (+ or –)of the terminals.

Inserting the batteries with incorrect polarities might cause fire and injury, or damage to the surrounding areas due to the battery rupturing or leaking.

Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eyes.

This might cause damage to the person’s eyesight.

Do not subject the LCD monitor to impact.

This might damage the glass on the screen or cause the internal fluid to leak. If the internal fluid enters your eyes or comes into contact with your body or clothes, rinse with fresh water. If the internal fluid has entered your eyes, consult a physician.

A camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it, strike it or use excessive force when handling the camera.

This might cause damage to the camera.

Do not use the camera in humid, steamy, smoky, or dusty places.

This might cause fire or electric shock.

Do not remove the battery immediately after long period of continuous use.

The battery becomes hot during use. Touching a hot battery might cause burns.

Do not wrap the camera or place it in cloth or blankets.

This might cause heat to build up and deform the case, resulting in fire. Use the camera in a well-ventilatedplace.

Do not leave the camera in places where temperature may rise significantly, such as inside a car.

This might adversely affect the case or the parts inside.

Before you move the camera, disconnect cords and cables.

Failure to do this might damage cords and cables, resulting in fire and electric shock.

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Notes on Battery Usage

When you use the battery, carefully read and strictly observe the Safety Instructions and the notes below:

Different battery types and surrounding temperatures may affect the battery performance.

Avoid using batteries in extremely cold environments. Low temperatures can shorten the battery life and impair camera performance.

Using a new rechargeable battery or rechargeable battery that has not been used for an extended period of time (the battery that passed the expiry date is an exception) might affect the number of pictures that can be taken. Therefore, to maximize its performance and lifetime, we recommend that you fully charge the battery and discharge it for at least one complete cycle before use.

The battery may become warm after long period of continuous use of the camera or the flash. This is normal and not a malfunction.

The camera may become warm after a long period of continuous use. This is normal and not a malfunction.

If the battery is not to be used for a long period of time, remove it from the camera to prevent leakage or corrosion.

If the battery is not to be used for a long period of time, store it after no battery power left. If the battery is stored for a long time in a fully charged state, its performance may be impaired.

Always keep the battery terminals clean.

Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the recycle instructions.

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CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION..............................................

9

Overview.........................................................

9

Package Contents.........................................

10

Optional Accessories......................................

10

COMPONENTS GUIDE...................................

11

Front View......................................................

11

Rear view.......................................................

12

LED Indicators...............................................

13

Scene Modes.................................................

14

LCD Monitor Information................................

15

PREPARING YOUR CAMERA........................

20

Installing the Battery......................................

20

Charging the Battery......................................

21

Loading an SD Memory Card

 

(Optional Accessory)......................................

22

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

23

Choosing Language....................................

23

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

24

BASIC FUNCTIONS........................................

25

Turning Power On/Off..................................

25

Using the LCD Monitor..................................

26

Using Normal Mode......................................

27

Using Zoom..................................................

28

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

29

Using Self-Timer............................................

31

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

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

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SELECTING PHOTOGRAPHY MODE............

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Auto Mode.....................................................

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Sports Mode..................................................

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Night Scene Mode.........................................

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Portrait Mode.................................................

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Landscape Mode..........................................

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Backlight Mode.............................................

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MOVIE MODE................................................

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IMAGE PLAYBACK........................................

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Single Image Playback.................................

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Magnifying Images.........................................

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Viewing Nine Thumbnail Images at a Time....

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Viewing Video Clips.......................................

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Automated Playback (Slide Show)...............

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Protecting Images..........................................

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DELETING IMAGES......................................

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Deleting Single Image/Video Clip ................

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Deleting All Images/Video Clips.....................

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Formatting an SD Memory Card or Internal

 

Memory.........................................................

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SETTING DPOF..........................................

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TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES/VIDEO

CLIPS TO YOUR COMPUTER.......................

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Step 1: Install the USB Driver.......................

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Step 2: Connect the Camera to Your

 

Computer......................................................

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Step 3: Download the Recorded Images/Video

Clips...............................................................

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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION..........................

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Installing the Photo Explorer..........................

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Installing the Photo Express..........................

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USING THE DIGITAL CAMERA AS A PC

 

CAMERA........................................................

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Step 1: Install the PC camera driver...............

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Step 2: Connect the digital camera to your

 

computer........................................................

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Step 3: Run your videoconferencing application

software (i.e. Windows NetMeeting)..................

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LIST OF MENU OPTIONS..............................

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Capture Menu................................................

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Playback Menu...............................................

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Video Menu..................................................

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Setup Menu (in Capture/Video/Playback Menu)....

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CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS...........................

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TROUBLESHOOTING.....................................

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INTRODUCTION

Overview

Your stylish new digital camera delivers high quality, 2560 x 1920 resolution images using a 5.0 Megapixels CCD sensor. Using the 2.0" TFT color image LCD monitor, you can compose images and then examine them in detail. The auto-flashsensor automatically detects the shooting (lighting) conditions and determines whether the flash should be used. This feature ensures your images turn out right.

16 MB internal memory (14 MB available for image storage) lets you capture and store images without memory card. However, you may wish to expand the memory capacity using an external memory card.

In addition to still images, you can record short videos using the movie function.

Images you have taken can be downloaded to your computer using the USB cable. You can enhance and retouch your images on your computer by using the provided editing software, or image editing software you already have. You may share your images with your friends via e-mail,in a report, or on a website.

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) functionality allows you to print your images on a DPOF compatible printer by simply inserting the memory card.

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Package Contents

Your digital camera includes following:

Digital Camera

Camera Strap

User’s Guide (in the software CD)

Software CD-ROM

Quick Start Guide

Camera Pouch

USB Cable

AC adapter

Lithium ion rechargeable battery (650mA)

 

Optional Accessories

SD Memory Card

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COMPONENTS GUIDE

Front View

2

3

4

1

5

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1.Strap eyelet

2.Lens cover (and On/Off Switch)

3.Shutter button

4.Flash

5.Lens

6.Microphone

7.Self-timerLED

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Rear view

 

12

10

11

9

8

 

OK

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6

1

5

2

3

4

 

1.DC IN 5V socket

2.Focus switch

Macro mode

Normal mode

3.USB socket

4.Tripod socket

5.Battery/SD card compartment

6.OK button

Zoom button

7.(Down) MODE button

8.(Right)

Flash button

9.(Left)

Self-timerbutton

10. (Up) MENU button

11. LCD monitor

12. Status LED

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LED Indicators

Indicator

Status

Description/Activity

Sound

Status LED

None

The camera is powering up

Yes*(1)

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Solid green

The camera is powered and ready

No

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Blinking green

Charging the flash

No

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Blinking green

Image is being recorded to the memory card

No

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Solid green

USB communication/data transfer in progress

No

 

 

 

 

Status LED

Solid green

The camera is ready to record images

Yes*(1)

 

 

(or movies)

 

 

 

 

 

Self-timerLED

Blinking red

The self-timerfunction is activated

Yes*(Sec)

 

 

 

 

----

----

Button event

Yes*(1)

(1) The camera sounds one beep.

(Sec) Theself-timersounds 10 beeps for 10 seconds, 5 beeps for 5 seconds.

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Scene Modes

Select the scene mode suitable for the occasion or situation.

 

 

 

Mode

Description

 

 

 

 

 

1. [ A ] Auto mode

Select this option to leave all the adjustments to

 

 

 

 

 

the camera and take images casually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. [

 

] Sports mode

Select this option to capture fast-movingsubjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. [

 

] Night Scene mode

Select this option to take photos of people against

 

 

 

 

 

dark or nighttime background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. [

 

] Portrait mode

Select this option to make people stand out with

 

 

 

 

 

the background out-of-focus.

 

5. [

 

] Landscape mode

Select this option to take photos of distant

 

 

 

 

 

scenery or landscapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. [

 

] Backlight mode

Select this option to brighten subjects that are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

backlit and would come out dark if no flash was used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD Monitor Information

These indicators are displayed when recording still images:

1. Scene mode

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[ A ]

Auto mode

 

[

] Sports mode

 

[

] Night Scene mode

 

[

]

Portrait mode

 

[

 

] Landscape mode

 

[

]

Backlight mode

 

2. Image quality

 

 

[

] Fine

4. Shots remaining

[

] Normal

 

 

[

] Economy

5. [

] Card indicator

3. Image size (pixels)

6. Battery level

[ 7

] 3072x2304

[

] Full battery

[ 5

] 2560x1920

[

] Fairly consumed

[ 3M ] 2048x1536

[

] Nearly exhausted

[

] Virtually no battery power

[

] 1280x960

 

 

[

] 640x480

 

 

7.ISO speed

[ No icon]Auto

[

ISO ]

100

 

100

 

 

[

ISO ]

200

 

200

 

 

8. Sharpness

[

 

H

]

High

[

 

 

]

Medium

[

 

L

]

Low

9. Color

 

[

 

 

]

Full Color

 

 

[

 

 

]

Black & White

 

 

[

 

 

]

Sepia

 

 

10. Saturation

[

]

High

[

]

Medium

[

]

Low

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These indicators are displayed when recording still images:

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11. Flash mode

14. White balance

[

]

 

Fill flash (on)

[ No icon]

Auto

[

]

 

Flash off

[

]

Daylight

[

A ]

 

Automatic flash

[

]

Cloudy

[

A ]

 

Red-eyereduction

[

]

Tungsten

 

 

 

 

[

]

Fluorescent

12.

[

]

Self-timermode

15. EV compensation

 

 

 

 

13. [

]

Macro mode

 

 

 

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These indicators are displayed when playing images back:

2 of 10

1.

Playback mode

2.

[

 

 

 

] Card indicator

3.

Battery level

 

[

 

 

 

] Full battery

 

[

 

 

 

] Fairly consumed

 

[

 

 

 

] Nearly exhausted

 

[

 

 

 

] Virtually no battery power

4.

[

 

 

 

] Protected indicator

5.

[

 

 

 

]DPOF icon

 

6.

Index number of total number

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These indicators are displayed when recording video clips:

REC

12:20

1.Movie mode

2.Recording indicator

3.Video counter

4.[ ] Card indicator

5.Battery level

[ ] Full battery

[ ] Fairly consumed [] Nearly exhausted

[ ] Virtually no battery power

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These indicators are displayed when playing back video clips:

00:52 2 of 10

1.Playback mode

2.Battery level

[ ] Full battery

[ ] Fairly consumed [] Nearly exhausted

[ ] Virtually no battery power

3.[ ] Card indicator

4.Index number of total number

5.Movie mode

6.Elapsed time

7.Elapsed playback indicator

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PREPARING YOUR CAMERA

Installing the Battery

We highly recommend you use the specified rechargeable lithium-ionbattery to maximize performance of your digital camera. Make sure that camera’s power is off before inserting or removing the battery.

1.Turn your camera off.

2.Slide the battery/SD card cover away in arrow direction and lift it up.

3.Insert the battery with correct orientation. so its label is facing to the front side of the camera, and then insert the battery all the way down.

4.Close the battery/SD card cover securely.

Removing the Battery

Open the battery/SD card cover and then release the battery lock lever. When the battery has come out a little, slowly pull it out.

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