Radio Shack FLATFOTO B-020405 User Manual

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Owner's Manual

B-020405E

Brief Description

The digital camera “FLATFOTO” is a slim and compact digital camera no bigger than a business card and only 6 mm thick, making it incredibly portable and convenient. And the FLATFOTO’s simple and straightforward controls make it easy to take pictures and then download your digital images to a computer. The bundled “ArcSoft PhotoImpression3.0” software on the enclosed CD-ROMprovides a range of functions that make it easy for you to modify your images, create calendars or postcards and print out what you have created on your printer.

Package Contents

After purchasing this product, be sure to check that the package contains all the items listed below.

Camera

Soft case

Trademark Information

h AutobriteTM is trademark of SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA.

h Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation of the U.S. and other countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

h Pentium is trademark of Intel Corporation.

h Macintosh, Power Macintosh, iMac, Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

h PhotoImpressionTM is trademark of ArcSoft, Inc.

h All other company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

h RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

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User’s manual, Quick start guide, Warranty card

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Contents

Brief Description

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

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Safety Notes

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Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly ...............

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Notes on the Battery .............................................

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Nomenclature

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Switching On and Off

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Auto Power Off Function ..................................

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Attaching the Strap

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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

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GUIDE TO CAMERA OPERATIONS

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z Battery Charge

ASELECTING THE IMAGE SIZE....................

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e DELETING IMAGES

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lSETTING THE BEEP TONE

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Specifications

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System Requirements

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©2002 RadioShack Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

Safety Notes

To ensure that you use your camera correctly, read these Safety Notes and your User’s manual carefully beforehand. The warning given here provide important safety information and should be observed at all times.

The icon shown below is used in this document to indicate the severity of the injury or damage that can result if the information indicated by the icon is ignored and the product is used incorrectly as a result.

This icon indicates that death or serious

ZWARNING injury can result if the information is ignored.

Safety Notes Be sure to read these Safety Notes before using the products.

ZWARNING

h The enclosed disk is a computer CD-ROM.Never attempt to play this disk on an ordinary music CD player as it may produce extremely high noise levels that could damage your hearing or your audio equipment.

h The camera is precision instrument. Never attempt to take this part apart. There is a serious danger of a powerful electric shock.

h Do not drape the connection cord around your neck or otherwise treat the cable carelessly as this could result in suffocation.

h Do not look through the viewfinder at the sun or other strong light. This could damage your eyesight.

h Do not leave the camera in locations exposed to direct sunlight as this could cause a fire due to the action of the

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h Do not bring the camera close to a flame or throw it into the fire.

h Do not drop the camera or otherwise subject it to strong impact.

h Do not immerse the camera in water.

hGeneral Information

h Do not use the camera while you are walking, running, driving or operating machinery. This can result in a serious accident.

h Request regular internal testing and cleaning for your camera. Build-upsof dust in your camera can cause fire or shock.

h Do not use this device in aircraft or hospitals. The use of this device in an aircraft or hospital can cause malfunctions in the control devices used in aircraft hospitals.

Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly

hTest Shots Prior to Photography

For particularly important photographs (such as weddings and overseas trips), always take a test photograph and view the image to make sure that the camera is functioning normally.

RadioShack Corporation assumes no responsibility for any incidental losses (such as the costs of photography or the loss of income from photography) incurred as a result of faults with this products.

hNotes on Copyright

Image recorded using your digital camera system cannot be used in ways that infringe copyright laws without the consent of the owner, unless intended only for personal use. Note that some restrictions apply to the photographing of stage performances, entertainments and exhibits, even when intended purely for personal use. Users are also asked to note that the transfer of memory containing images or data protected under copyright laws is only permissible within the restrictions imposed by those copyright laws.

hLiquid Crystal

If the LCD is damaged, take particular care with the liquid crystal in the panel. If any of the following situations arise, take the urgent action indicated.

h If liquid crystal comes in contact your skin:

Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with soap and running water.

h If liquid crystal gets into your eye:

Flush the affected eye with clean water for at least 15 minutes and then seek medical assistance.

h If liquid crystal is swallowed:

Flash your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large

quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek medical assistance.

hHandling Your Digital Camera

This camera contains precision electronic components. To ensure that images are recorded correctly, do not subject the camera to impact or shock while an image is being recorded.

hPlaces to Avoid

Do not use or store the camera in the following type of locations:

h In the rain or in very humid, dirty or dusty places.

h Places subject to extreme temperature rises, such as in direct sunlight or closed car in summer.

h Extremely cold places.

h Places subject to strong vibration. h Places affected by smoke or steam.

h Places subject to strong magnetic fields (such as near motors, transformers or magnets).

h In contact with chemicals such as pesticides or next to rubber or vinyl products for long periods of time.

h Sandy places such as beaches or deserts, or places where there is wind borne sand.

hNotes on Condensation

If the camera is carried suddenly from a cold location into a warm place, water droplets may form on the inside of the camera or on the lens (condensation). When this occurs, switch the camera off and wait an hour before using the camera.

hCleaning Your Camera

h Use blower brush to remove dust from the lens, LCD or

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viewfinder as these surfaces, and then wipe lightly with a soft, dry cloth.

Leaving the lens extended for long periods can allow dust to enter the camera’s viewfinder. However, this does not affect the image.

h Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD or viewfinder as these surface are easily damaged.

h Clean the body of the camera with a soft, dry, cloth. Do not use volatile substances such as thinners, benzine or insecticide, as these may react with camera body and cause deformation or remove the coating.

hUsing the Camera Overseas

When traveling overseas, do not place your camera in the check-inbaggage. Baggage handling at airports may subject baggage to violent shocks, and the camera may be damaged internally even when no external damage is visible.

hOthers

h To view the images you have shot, you will need a PC that conforms to the hardware and software requirements given in the table on P.12.

h You will need a printer to print out the images you have shot.

h RadioShack Corporation assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any damages or loss of revenue incurred as a result of the deleting of data stored in the computer memory due to a fault or any other cause.

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Notes on the Battery

This camera has a built-inlithium-ionbattery. Always observe the precautions given below.

h The built-inlithium-ionbattery is not fully charged at shipment and must be charged up before being used (/P.21).

hLithium-IonBattery Features

h Lithium-ionbattery loses its charge even when not used. Charge the battery just before taking pictures (1 to 2 days beforehand).

h To ensure that your lithium-ionbattery lasts as long as possible, push the lens back in and switch the camera off promptly when you are not using the camera.

h The number of available shots will be lower in cold locations or at low temperatures. You can increase the amount of power produced by putting the camera in your pocket or another warm place to heat it just before taking pictures. If you are using a heating pad, take care not to place the camera directly against the pad.

hCharging the Battery

h This camera can be charged at ambient temperatures between 0°C – +40°C and it takes approximately 2 hours to charge a fully depleted the battery.

h The lithium-ionbattery does not need to be fully discharged or exhausted flat before being charged.

hBattery Life

At normal temperatures, the battery can be used at least 500 times.

If the time for which the battery provides power shortens markedly, this indicates that the battery has reached the end of its effective life. Please contact the store from which you purchased the camera.

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

hDisposing of This Product

When disposing of this product, do so in accordance with your local waste disposal regulations.

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Nomenclature

Switching On

Switching Off

Push the lens back in

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Auto Power Off Function

The Auto Power Off function automatically switches the camera off to avoid wasting battery power when the camera is left unused for 30 seconds while switched on.

The Auto Power Off function does not operate when a USB connection is being used.

h To take pictures after the camera has automatically switched off (Auto Power Off), push the lens back in and then pop it up again.

h If you intend to leave the camera unused for a long period, push the lens back in and completely switch the camera off.

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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

LCD

 

Description

See page

0 Number of Available Shots(1-101),etc.

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Battery Status

 

 

 

 

 

z: The battery has ample charge.

 

 

 

 

x: The battery is approximately half

 

 

 

 

charged.

 

 

 

 

 

c: The battery charge is low. Recharge

 

 

 

 

the battery as it will run out shortly.

 

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(Flashes 5 times and the camera

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switches off.)

 

 

 

 

 

: The battery is exhausted. Recharge

 

 

 

 

the battery immediately.

 

 

 

 

Avoid switching the camera on and off

 

 

 

 

repeatedly when the battery is low on

 

 

 

 

charge.

 

 

 

 

 

Image Size

B: 640 ×

480 pixels

 

 

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C: 320 ×

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Delete Mode

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S S: Deletes the last image shot

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D D : Deletes all the images

Beep Tone on

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