Fisher VPC-C6EXE, VPC-C6EX, VPC-C6, VPC-C6E User Manual

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Digital Movie Camera

VPC-C6EX VPC-C6EXE VPC-C6E VPC-C6

Important note

This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-C6EX, VPC-C6EXE, VPC-C6E and VPC-C6.

Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.

Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera.

Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet “SAFETY MANUAL”. Keep this manual in a safe place for later reference.

Warning

TO PREVENT THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE

FOR AMERICAN USERS

The following advisory is included in accordance with the laws of the State of California (USA):

WARNING:

This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

i This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, 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:

h Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

h Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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

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

iChanges or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

Model number: VPC-C6 Trade Name: SANYO

Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY

Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322

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.

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FOR CANADIAN USERS

i This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

FOR EU USERS

Note:

iThis symbol mark and recycle system apply only to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world.

Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and reused.

This symbol means that electrical and electronic equipment, at their end-of-life, should be disposed of separately from your household waste.

Please dispose of this equipment at your local community waste collection/recycling centre.

In the European Union there are separate collection systems for used electrical and electronic products. Please help us to conserve the environment we live in!

Symbols used in this manual

HINT

Points giving some extended instructions or special points to pay

CAUTION

attention to.

Points that require special attention.

(page xx)

Refer to the page indicated for detailed information.

You may find the answers to questions or problems concerning camera operation in the sections “COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS” (page 155) and “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 162).

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GETTING UP AND RUNNING

Install the card

1 Insert the card.

2 Connect the AC adaptor to the camera.

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TOpne sIrne

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Shooting

kVideo clip recording

1 Open the monitor unit, and press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second to turn the camera on.

2 Set the main switch to REC.

3 Press the video clip

 

recording button [

].

h Recording begins.

hTo stop recording, press the video clip recording

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Playback

kVideo clip playback

1 Set the main switch to PLAY. h The display switches to the

Playback Screen.

hToggle the SET button to the left or right to display the

video clip you wish to play back.

hVideo clips are indicated by a video clip pattern along the top and bottom of the screen.

2 Press the SET button.

hPlayback of the selected video clip begins.

hWhen the main switch is moved to REC, the display changes to the Shooting Screen.

kStill image playback

1 Set the main switch to PLAY.

hThe display switches to the Playback Screen.

hTo view other images, toggle the SET button to the left or right.

hWhen the main switch is moved to REC, the display changes to the Shooting Screen.

Main switch

SET button

<Example: After recording a video clip>

Video clip pattern

When you are finished using the camera...

Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off.

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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION

Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the following table.

Shooting/recording

 

Basic operation

Convenient

Additional functions

 

functions

 

 

 

Getting started

Log the date and

For more accurate

shooting/recording

time of your photos

focus

“Recording video clips”

• “DATE AND TIME

• “FOCUS RANGE”

 

on page 34

SETTING” on page 107

(manual focus) page 66

“Capturing still images”

Zoom in on the

Set the focus to a

on page 36

subject

narrow range

“Shoot a still image

• “Using the zoom” on

• “FOCUS AREA

 

while recording a video

 

page 39

SETTING” on page 68

 

clip” on page 38

Take vertical

 

“MAKE AN AUDIO

(portrait) format

 

 

RECORDING” on

 

 

photos

 

 

page 41

 

 

• “Still image mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

(resolution) setting” on

 

 

 

page 56

 

 

 

Close-up

 

 

 

photography

 

 

 

• “FOCUS RANGE”

 

 

 

(super macro mode) on

 

 

 

page 66

 

 

 

 

Optimize the photo

Reduce video clip flicker

quality

• “FLICKER-REDUCTION” on page 117

“Video clip mode

Set the camera’s color/contrast

 

(image quality) setting”

characteristics

 

 

on page 55

• “ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY” on page 116

“Still image mode

 

 

 

(resolution) setting” on

 

 

 

page 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting/recording

Convenient

Basic operation Additional functions functions

Capture fast-moving subjects

• “SCENE SELECT” (sports mode) on page 57

Shoot in dark conditions

“Exposure correction” on page 40

“FLASH SETTING” on page 60

“SCENE SELECT” (night view mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on page 57

Increase the camera’s sensitivity

• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on page 70

Photographing people

“SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view mode) on page 57

“FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 59

Photographing landscapes

• “SCENE SELECT” (landscape mode) on page 57

Take a self-photo

• “SELF-TIMER” on page 62

 

Make images lighter

Measure the

 

or darker

brightness of a

 

• “Exposure correction”

specific area

 

on page 40

• “LIGHT-MEASURING

 

 

MODE SETTING” on

 

 

page 69

 

 

Adjust the camera’s

 

 

sensitivity

 

 

• “ISO SENSITIVITY” on

 

 

page 70

 

 

 

 

Change the color of

Make white appear

 

the images

natural

 

• “FILTERS”

• “WHITE BALANCE” on

 

(monochrome filter/

page 71

 

sepia filter) on page 59

 

 

 

 

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QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION

 

 

Basic operation

Convenient

Additional functions

 

 

functions

 

 

 

 

 

Getting started

Adjust the speaker

Smooth out video

 

viewing images

volume

clip playback

 

“Playing back a video

• “PLAYBACK VOLUME”

• “SMOOTH PLAYBACK”

 

 

clip” on page 46

on page 78

on page 102

 

 

 

 

 

• “VIEWING IMAGES” on

Search for image/

Change the angle of

 

 

page 43

audio data

view

 

 

 

• “9-image display

• “ROTATE IMAGE” on

 

 

 

playback” on page 44

page 90

 

 

 

Magnify an image

 

Playback

“PLAYING BACK

• “Magnifying (zooming

 

Adjust the speaker volume

 

 

 

in) the image” on

 

 

 

 

page 45

 

 

 

AUDIO DATA” on

• “PLAYBACK VOLUME” on page 78

 

 

page 48

 

 

 

Slideshow playback

 

 

 

“PLAYBACK MODE” on page 77

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust the LCD monitor brightness

 

 

“LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 119

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playback on a TV

 

Set the TV system

 

“CONNECTING TO A TV” on page 137

• “TV OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

SETTING” on page 121

 

Search for image/audio data

 

 

“9-image display playback” on page 44

 

managing/processing

 

 

 

 

Delete data

Protect images from accidental erasure

 

 

“ERASING DATA” on

• “IMAGE PROTECT” on page 79

 

 

page 81

Format a card

 

 

 

 

• “FORMATTING A CARD” on page 128

 

 

 

 

 

Edit the red-eye phenomenon in photos

 

 

“RED-EYE CORRECTION” on page 92

 

 

 

 

Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips

 

“EDITING VIDEO CLIPS” on page 95

 

 

 

Data

Specify the number of prints, index print, and date imprint

“PRINT SETTINGS” on page 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the settings that were in effect when the image/audio data

 

was recorded

 

 

 

“DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN)” on page 103

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTENTS

 

GETTING UP AND RUNNING ..............................................................

iii

QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ........................................................

1

CONTENTS ............................................................................................

4

CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ......................................

7

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA ................................

11

SYSTEM MAP ......................................................................................

15

SETUP

 

PARTS NAMES ....................................................................................

16

INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD ................................

19

POWER FOR THE CAMERA ...............................................................

22

TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF ..............................................

26

OPERATION BUTTONS ......................................................................

28

BASIC OPERATION

 

BEFORE TAKING PICTURES .............................................................

30

CAPTURING IMAGES ..........................................................................

34

BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS .........................................................

39

MAKE AN AUDIO RECORDING ..........................................................

41

VIEWING IMAGES ...............................................................................

43

PLAYING BACK AUDIO DATA ............................................................

48

SHOOTING

 

DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS .........................

49

IMAGE QUALITY ..................................................................................

55

SCENE SELECT ..................................................................................

57

FILTERS ...............................................................................................

59

FLASH SETTING ..................................................................................

60

SELF-TIMER ........................................................................................

62

MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) .............................

64

FOCUS RANGE ...................................................................................

66

FOCUS AREA SETTING ......................................................................

68

LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING ................................................

69

ISO SENSITIVITY .................................................................................

70

WHITE BALANCE ................................................................................

71

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CONTENTS

 

PLAYBACK

 

DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS ........................

73

PLAYBACK MODE ..............................................................................

77

PLAYBACK VOLUME ..........................................................................

78

IMAGE PROTECT ...............................................................................

79

ERASING DATA ..................................................................................

81

PRINT SETTINGS ...............................................................................

83

ROTATE IMAGE ..................................................................................

90

CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) ....................................................

91

RED-EYE CORRECTION ....................................................................

92

EXTRACTING A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP .......................

94

EDITING VIDEO CLIPS .......................................................................

95

SMOOTH PLAYBACK .......................................................................

102

DISPLAYING IMAGE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) ....

103

OPTION SETTINGS

 

DISPLAYING THE OPTION SCREEN ...............................................

104

DATE AND TIME SETTING ...............................................................

107

OPERATION SOUNDS .....................................................................

110

HELP DISPLAY .................................................................................

112

POST-VIEW SETTING ......................................................................

113

WIND NOISE REDUCTION ...............................................................

114

NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ......................................................

115

ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY ........................................................

116

FLICKER-REDUCTION .....................................................................

117

DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING .................................................................

118

LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ..........................................................

119

SCREEN LANGUAGE .......................................................................

120

TV OUTPUT SETTING ......................................................................

121

POWER SAVE FUNCTION ...............................................................

123

FILE NO. RESET FUNCTION ............................................................

125

FORMATTING A CARD .....................................................................

128

RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS ...........................................

130

CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY ..............................

131

CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE ..............

132

USING THE DOCKING STATION .....................................................

134

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OTHER DEVICES AND CONNECTIONS

 

CONNECTING TO A TV .....................................................................

137

PREPARING AND USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT .............

140

DIRECT PRINTING ............................................................................

145

USING THE CABLE ADAPTOR .........................................................

154

APPENDICES

 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................

155

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

162

SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................

172

HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES .......................................................

182

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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

iNeckstrap: 1

iSANYO Software Pack

 

(CD-ROM): 2

iLi-ion battery pack: 1

iDocking station: 1

iS-AV interface cable: 1

iUSB interface cable: 1

iRemote control unit: 1

iLens cap and strap: 1

A lithium battery (CR2025) is

 

installed at the time of

 

purchase.

 

iCable adaptor: 1

iAC adaptor and power cord: 1

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iCamera case: 1

i“SAFETY MANUAL”

iQuick Guide

(safety precautions booklet)

 

Please read this booklet

 

carefully before using the

 

digital camera.

 

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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

 

How to use the accessories

k Neckstrap

k Lens cap

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k Camera case

Media cards that can be used with this camera

The type of card that can be inserted into and used with this camera is: i SD Memory Card

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA

Your movie camera can not only record video clips, you can also take still photos and make audio recordings. For example, you can snap a still image while recording a video clip, or make just an audio recording.

Twin menus for easy operation (see pages 50 and 74)

The novice photographer will have no problem taking beautiful pictures using the easy settings on the PAGE 1 menu.

Of course, the PAGE 2 menu for the experienced photographer provides full control over detailed camera settings.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps SHQ

<Example: Shooting

Setting Screen: PAGE 1>

IMAGE STABILIZER

VIDEO VIEW

<Example: Shooting

Setting Screen: PAGE 2>

Shooting video clips (page 34)

You expect your camera to record great quality still photos, but you can record 640 × 480-pixel video clips as well. The maximum 30-frames-per- second shooting speed guarantees beautiful, flowing movies for you to enjoy. Another bonus is the capability to record small file sizes that are perfect for uploading to Internet websites.

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Capture still shots while recording a video clip (page 38)

Suppose that while you’re recording a video clip, there’s a scene you’d like to keep as a still photo. Your camera makes it possible to record the still photo without interrupting the video clip recording.

Movable monitor for any shooting angle

The movable LCD monitor lets you shoot from any angle. Hold the camera high to get a great view of a parade, or swivel the monitor around to snap a photo of yourself.

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1

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1

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA

Easy to shoot vertically oriented photos (page 56)

A grip-type camera is compact and very easy to hold securely, but trying to take vertically oriented photos by changing the camera angle is a problem. However, your camera features a vertical shooting mode that allows you to take vertical (portrait) mode still images without having to change the camera angle.

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00:00:15

Smooth out the motion during video clip playback: Smooth playback (page 102)

If a video clip was recording while the camera was moving fast, you might see a distracting video flicker when it is played back. For a playback that is comfortably even, you can use the “smooth playback function” to suppress the video flicker.

SMOOTH PLAYBACK

ON

OFF

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Docking station for easy connection

The docking station simplifies those complicated connections to your TV or computer. Just set the camera in the docking station, and you can view your photos on your TV or computer right away. The remote control unit makes it even more convenient.

<Connecting to a computer (page 7 in the Software Pack instruction manual)>

To AC adaptor

Computer

 

<Connecting to a TV (page 137)>

 

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T o

SYSTEM MAP

You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities.

Internet

Cable adaptor

Remote control unit

Computer

Docking station

Dedicated USB

Printer

interface cable

Dedicated S-AV

 

interface cable

TV

 

AC adaptor Battery charger

(supplied)

(optional)

 

i Card reader

 

i DPOF-

Separately sold or

compatible

printer

commercially available

i Photo shop

SD Memory Card

 

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PARTS NAMES

Camera

Front

Strap holder

Speaker

Lens

Flash

Monitor unit

Stereo

microphone

<To open the monitor unit>

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PARTS NAMES

Rear

Still image

 

shooting button

Multi-indicator

[

]

Zoom switch

Video clip recording button [ ]

Main switch

MENU button

LCD monitor

ON/OFF button

Battery/card cover

SET button

Bottom

Tripod stand

Docking station terminal

hole

 

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Docking station

Front

Rear

Cable adaptor

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USB/AVCHARGE

INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD

The card can be used after it has been formatted with the camera (page 128). Make sure that the battery pack and the card orientation are correct.

Install the battery pack

1 Open the battery/card cover.

h While gently pressing the cover, slide it open.

2 Insert the battery pack.

hMove the latch sideways, insert the battery pack, and firmly push it all the way in.S

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<To remove the battery pack...>

hSlide the latch securing the battery pack to the side, and remove the battery pack.

Slide to the side

3 Close the battery/card cover.

h Lower the cover, and slide it closed.

hAt the time of purchase the battery pack is not charged. Be sure to fully charge the battery pack (pages 22, 24).

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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK AND CARD

Install the card

1

2

3

Open the battery/card cover.

Insert the card.

hFirmly insert the card until it clicks into place.

Close the battery/card cover. <When removing the card...>

hTo remove the card, press it down, and then release. The card will protrude slightly, and you can then pull it out.

CAUTION

Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card.

i Never remove the card when the multi-indicator is flashing red. In doing so, you risk losing the data stored in the card.

HINT

When not using the camera for a long time, remove the battery pack.

i A small amount of power is still used even if the camera is turned off, and it is therefore recommended that the battery pack be removed from the camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Note that when the battery pack is removed for a long period, the time and date settings may be cleared. Before using your camera again, be sure to confirm that the camera settings are correct.

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POWER FOR THE CAMERA

The supplied AC adaptor is used not only as the camera’s AC adaptor, but also to charge the battery installed in the camera.

Using the battery pack

At the time of purchase, the battery pack is not charged. The battery pack must be charged before it can be used in the camera. Also, if the battery power becomes depleted when the camera is being used (see “CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE” on page 132), it should be recharged as soon as possible.

1 Install the battery pack in the camera, and attach the cable adaptor to the docking station terminal on the bottom of the camera.

2 Turn the camera off, and connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN socket of the cable adaptor.

hCharging begins when the AC adaptor is connected. However, the camera does not charge when it is set to the shooting mode or PC camera mode.

h The camera’s multi-indicator lights red during charging. h Charging will take approximately 90 minutes.

h The multi-indicator will turn off when the battery pack is fully charged.

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POWER FOR THE CAMERA

Docking station terminal

Supplied cable adaptor

DC IN terminal

To power outlet

Supplied AC adaptor

Supplied power cord

3 Disconnect the cable adaptor and the AC adaptor after charging is completed.

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Using the docking station to charge the battery pack

When the battery pack is installed in your camera, you can recharge it by setting the camera in the docking station (page 134).

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POWER FOR THE CAMERA

Using a power outlet

When the supplied AC adaptor is connected to the camera, power can be supplied from a power outlet.

HINT

About the internal backup battery

i This camera’s internal battery serves to maintain the date and time settings, as well as the shooting settings. The backup battery will be fully charged when the battery pack is kept in the camera continuously for about 2 days. In the fully charged state, the backup battery will maintain the camera settings for about 7 days.

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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF

Turning on the camera

1 Set the main switch.

Main switch

To shoot pictures:

 

Set to REC

 

To play back images:

Set to PLAY

2 Open the monitor unit.

3 Press the ON/OFF button for about 1 second.

hThe camera turns on, and an image appears on the LCD monitor.

Monitor unit REC PLAY

LCD monitor ON/OFF button

Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) function is active

In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function will automatically turn off the camera after one minute of no use during shooting, or five minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset setting).

i When the power save function is active, you can restore the power by any of the following methods:

h Move the main switch.

h Press the ON/OFF button.

h Press the Still image shooting/Video clip recording button. h Press the SET or MENU button.

h Press the zoom switch.

i After the power save function has been active for about 1 hour, the camera will switch to the standby mode. In this case, you can restore the power by pressing the ON/OFF button, or by closing and then opening the monitor unit.

i When the AC adaptor is connected, the power save function will become active about 10 minutes after the camera is turned on (factory-preset setting).

i The user can specify the time elapsed before the power save function is activated (page 123).

i When the camera is connected to a computer or printer using the dedicated USB interface cable, the power save function is disabled, and the camera turns off after about 12 hours.

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TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF

Turning off the camera

1 Press the ON/OFF button for about 2 seconds. h The camera turns off.

HINT

To immediately activate the power save function

i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to active the power save function.

About the standby mode

i To turn off the camera only briefly, you can close the monitor unit to put the camera in the standby mode. The standby mode uses almost no power. When the monitor unit is opened again, the camera turns on immediately and you are ready to shoot or view images without any delay.

If the Kicon appears...

i When a picture is taken, the date and time it was captured is recorded with it. When the date and time cannot be recorded with the image because the date and time have not yet been set (page 107), the Kicon appears. To have the date and time recorded with images, please make this setting before capturing images.

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OPERATION BUTTONS

The procedures to change the camera settings, choose images, etc., are performed by using the SET button to control the LCD monitor display. This operation is used very frequently, so it is best to become familiar with it right away.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps SHQ

SCENE SELECT

FULL AUTO

PHOTO RESOLUTION

2816x2112(6M-S)

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OPERATION BUTTONS

<Select the icon to the left or right>

To select the icon to the right, toggle the SET button to the right.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps HQ

To select the icon to the left, toggle the SET button to the left.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps HQ

<Actuate the selected icon>

Press the SET button. The selected icon moves to the left end of the lineup.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps HQ

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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES

For best results

Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable.

Make sure that the lens and flash are not blocked by your fingers or the strap.

*For shooting vertically oriented still images, you can set the shooting orientation to the vertical (portrait) format still image mode (page 56).

HINT

i Images captured in the still image shooting mode can be rotated when they are played back (page 90).

i When the still image shooting button is pressed halfway, the image in the LCD monitor may waver vertically. This is the result of internal image processing and is not a malfunction. This wavering is not recorded and will not affect your images in any way.

i When the optical zoom is used or when the autofocus is operating, the image may appear to waver, but this is not a malfunction.

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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES

Using the autofocus

The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are certain conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work properly. If the autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus range to capture images (page 66).

k Conditions that may cause incorrect focus

The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may not work.

iSubjects with low contrast, very bright subjects at the center of the image or dark subjects or locations

Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object with contrast at the same distance as the desired subject.

iSubjects without vertical lines

Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus while framing the subject vertically, then re-orient the camera to compose a horizontally framed image.

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The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may work, but not as desired.

iWhen both near and far objects are present

Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object at the same distance as the desired subject, then reposition the camera to compose the picture.

iFast-moving subjects

Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object at the same distance as the desired subject, then reposition the camera to compose the picture.

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BEFORE TAKING PICTURES

Hints for taking pictures

Muting the operation sounds

i The operation sounds that are generated, for example, when the still image shooting button, MENU button or SET button is pressed, as well as the audio guidance when you switch the mode, can be muted (page 110).

Where is the image and audio data saved?

i All the image and sound data is recorded on the card installed in the camera.

Taking pictures in backlight conditions...

i When taking pictures with the light coming from behind the subject, due to the characteristics of the lens, light lines or ghost patterns (flare phenomenon) may appear in the captured image. In this situation, it is recommended that you avoid taking pictures with the subject lit from behind.

While the image data is being recorded...

i While the multi-indicator is flashing red, the image data is being written to the memory, during which time it is not possible to capture another image. Another image can be captured after the flashing red indicator turns off.

However, even when the multi-indicator is flashing red, depending on the camera’s internal memory remaining capacity, in some cases the next image can be captured about 2 seconds after shooting.

Checking the last image shot (instant review)

i After shooting a picture, you can immediately view it by pressing the SET button once.

i During instant review of a video clip, normal play, reverse play and pause are available (page 46).

i If you wish to delete the image (for a video clip, it must be in the pause or stop mode), toggle the SET button up to access the delete function.

i You can view other images while the instant review display is showing by toggling the SET button to the left or right.

i Cancel the instant review display (for a video clip, it must be in the stop mode) by toggling the SET button down.

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CAPTURING IMAGES

Recording video clips

1

Turn on the camera (page 26).

2

 

Video clip recording button

Set the main switch to REC.

3

Press the video clip recording

 

button [

].

h Recording begins. During

 

shooting, it is not necessary to

 

continue pressing the video

 

clip recording button.

 

4 End the recording.

 

h Press the video clip recording

Main switch

button again to stop

 

recording.

 

 

00:00:15

Recording time

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CAPTURING IMAGES

HINT

Adjusting the LCD monitor brightness

i While the Shooting Screen is active, You can quickly access the screen for adjusting the brightness of the LCD monitor by pressing the MENU button for at least 1 second.

Focus lock during video clip recording

i The autofocus can be set to a fixed focus during video clip recording if you toggle the SET button up. When the autofocus is fixed, the p icon appears on the LCD monitor.

i When the SET button is toggled up again, or the focus range setting (page 66) is changed, the focus lock is released.

The data for a video clip is very large.

i Therefore, be aware that if the video clip is uploaded to a computer to be played back, the computer may not be able to play back the video fast enough, making it appear jerky. (The video will always be displayed properly on the LCD monitor or a television.)

When the remaining card memory becomes 10 percent or less of the total card capacity...

i The remaining memory icon appears on the LCD monitor.

i Depending on the card, shooting may end even before the possible shooting time indicated.

CAUTION

During video clip playback, the sound of a motor is audible...

i During recording, the sound of the optical zoom movement or autofocus movement was recorded. This is not a malfunction.

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Capturing still images

1 Turn on the camera (page 26).

Main switch

2 Set the main switch to REC.

3 Press the still image shooting

 

button [

].

 

1 Press the still image

 

shooting button halfway.

 

h The autofocus operates,

 

and the image is focused

 

(focus lock).

 

2 Continue to gently press

 

the still image shooting

 

button all the way.

 

h The shutter releases and

 

the image is captured.

Still image

h You can view the captured

shooting button

image on the LCD monitor

 

by keeping the still image

 

shooting button depressed

 

when you capture the

 

image.

 

 

 

F3.5

 

 

1/42

 

 

Target mark

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Target mark
F3.5 1/42
Shutter speed Aperture
Camera shake icon
F3.5
1/4

CAPTURING IMAGES

HINT

What is the camera focusing on?

i A target mark &on the LCD monitor

shows the area the camera is focusing on. i The camera automatically determines the

correct focus by measuring from 5

different focus points within the shooting area. If the target mark is at a position

that is different from the point you wish to focus on, you can refocus, for example, by changing the shooting angle.

i The large target mark appears when the camera focuses on a wide area in the center of the screen.

The shutter speed and aperture are

displayed i When the camera focuses and the target

mark appears, at the same time, the

shutter speed and aperture settings are

also displayed. You can use them as a reference when shooting.

If the camera shake icon appears...

i During still image shooting, if the shutter speed is slow and the possibility that the image may be blurred due to camera shake becomes

high, the camera shake icon may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting, or set the flash operation mode to automatic (page 60).

i When shooting with the scene select function set to the fireworks 3 mode, the camera shake icon always appears, but this is normal.

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Shoot a still image while recording a video clip

You can capture a still image while recording a video clip.

1

2

3

4

5

Turn on the camera (page 26).

Set the main switch to REC.

Press the video clip recording button [ ].

When you see a scene you’d like to capture as a still image, press the still image shooting button [ ].

End the recording.

hPress the video clip recording button to stop recording.

CAUTION

i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not operate.

i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the display briefly pauses, and then returns to the video clip display after the still image is captured.

i If the still image resolution is set to Eor Q, it automatically changes to xand the image is captured.

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BASIC SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Using the zoom

Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom. You can specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled (page 118).

1 Point the camera lens at the subject.

2 Press the zoom switch to compose the desired image.

[T]: Zoom in on the subject. [W]: Zoom out.

h When the zoom switch is pressed, the zoom bar appears on the LCD monitor.

hWhen the optical zoom factor is at maximum, zooming stops temporarily. When the zoom switch is pressed toward the [T] side again, the mode changes to the digital zoom mode and zooming continues.

Zoom switch

LCD monitor

When both

Zoom bar

optical and digital

zoom are enabled

Pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optical zoom Digital zoom (yellow)

When optical zoom only is enabled

3 Take the picture.

For video clip recording, see page 34. For still image shooting, see page 36.

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Exposure correction

When capturing images, you can make the image lighter or darker.

1 Set the main switch to REC.

Main switch

h To exit the Shooting Setting

 

Screen, press the MENU

 

button.

 

2 While the Shooting Screen is displayed, toggle the SET button to the right.

h The exposure correction bar appears.

3 Toggle the SET button to the

 

 

left or right to adjust the

 

 

exposure.

 

 

h The exposure setting

 

 

numerical value is shown at

 

SET button

the left end of the exposure

 

MENU button

bar.

 

 

h The exposure can be set to a

12

00:00:15

value from –1.8EV to +1.8EV.

4 Press the SET button or the MENU button.

h The exposure is set, and the exposure correction bar disappears.

HINT

The exposure correction setting is canceled in the following cases: i When the pointer is set to the center position.

i After a Playback or Option Screen is accessed. i When the main switch is set to PLAY.

i After the power is turned off.

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MAKE AN AUDIO RECORDING

Your camera can make audio recordings.

1 Turn on the camera (page 26), and set the main switch to REC.

2 Press the MENU button.

h The menu display appears.

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps SHQ

3 From the video clip mode menu, select the audio memo icon <, and press the SET button.

h The recording mode is enabled.

hThe menu display is canceled if the MENU button is pressed.

Remaining time

12

00:10:15

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4 Press the video clip recording

 

button.

00:09:45

h Audio recording begins. During

 

recording, < appears in the LCD

 

monitor. It is not necessary to

 

continue pressing the video clip

 

recording button while shooting.

 

h Take care not to cover the

 

microphone with your fingers.

 

hWhen the remaining recording time becomes short, the time remaining is indicated in red.

hThe maximum time for recording a continuous audio memo is about 13 hours.

5 End the recording.

h Press the video clip recording button again to stop recording.

HINT

You can capture a still image during an audio recording

i Note, however, that if the resolution in the still image mode is set to Eor Q, it automatically changes to xand the image is captured.

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VIEWING IMAGES

1 Turn on the camera

(page 26), and set the main switch to PLAY.

h An image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

hVideo clips are indicated by a video clip pattern along the top and bottom of the screen.

2 Select the image you wish to view.

To display the previous image, toggle the SET button to the left.

To display the next image, toggle the SET button to the right.

hFor video clips and audio data, press the SET button to start playback.

Main switch

SET button

Video clip pattern

<Example: After video clip recording>

100-0001

<Example: After still image recording>

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9-image display playback

1 Turn on the camera (page 26), and set the main switch to PLAY.

2 Push the zoom switch toward the [W] ([P]) side.

hThe 9-image display appears.

3 Select the image to play back.

hToggle the SET button up, down, left or right to move the orange frame to the desired image, and press the SET button.

Instead of pressing the SET button, you can push the zoom switch toward the [T] ([]]) side to show the image full screen.

Main switch

Zoom switch

Still

 

 

image

 

 

Folder

SET button

 

Video clip

number

 

100

 

 

0001

0002

0003

0004

0005

0006

0007

0008

0007

Image number

Orange frame

 

Audio data

HINT

i The 9-image multi-playback display can also be accessed by selecting P on the Playback Setting Screen.

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VIEWING IMAGES

Magnifying (zooming in) the image

1 Display the image that you want to magnify.

h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify.

2 Push the zoom switch toward the [T] ([]]) side.

h Magnification is enabled.

h The image is magnified, and the central portion of image is displayed.

hToggle the SET button to view different parts of the magnified image.

To magnify:

Magnification increases each time the zoom switch is pushed toward the [T] ([]]) side.

To return to normal size:

Magnification decreases each time the zoom switch is pushed toward

the [W] ([P]) side.

hPress the SET button to return to the normal (100%) view.

 

ZOOM

108%

MOVE

100%

ZOOM I/O

PRESS SHUTTER TO SAVE

HINT

The magnified portion of the image can be saved as a separate image. i Press the still image shooting button. The magnified portion is saved as a

new still image.

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Playing back a video clip

Follow these steps to play back a video clip.

To do this...

Do this

Normal forward playback

Press the SET button.

 

 

Stop playback

During playback, toggle the SET button down.

 

 

During playback, press the SET button or

Pause

toggle the SET button up.

During accelerated playback, toggle the SET

 

 

 

 

button up.

To play back

During forward

After pausing playback, toggle the SET button

one image at

playback

to the right.

a time (single-

During reverse

After pausing playback, toggle the SET button

frame step)

playback

to the left.

 

 

 

 

During forward

After pausing playback, press and hold the

Slow

playback

SET button to the right.

playback

During reverse

After pausing playback, press and hold the

 

playback

SET button to the left.

 

 

During forward playback, toggle the SET

 

 

button to the right.

 

Forward

* The playback speed changes each time the

 

SET button is toggled to the right, as follows:

 

playback

 

Normal playback → 2x → 5x → 10x→ 15x

 

 

To

 

Toggle the SET button to the left to resume

 

normal playback speed.

accelerate

 

 

During forward playback, toggle the SET

playback

 

 

button to the left.

 

 

 

Reverse

* The playback speed changes each time the

 

SET button is toggled to the left, as follows:

 

playback

 

15x ← 10x ← 5x

 

 

 

 

Toggle the SET button to the right to resume

 

 

normal playback speed.

 

 

 

Return to normal playback

Press the SET button.

speed

 

 

 

Louder: During playback, push the zoom

Adjusting the volume

switch toward the [T] side.

Softer: During playback, push the zoom

 

 

 

 

switch toward the [W] side.

 

 

 

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VIEWING IMAGES

HINT

Display the video clip playback point

i During video clip playback, press the MENU button for at least 1 second to display a bar showing the current playback point in the video clip.

i Press the MENU button for about 1 second to cancel the bar.

CAUTION

If no audio is heard...

i The audio is not played back when the video clip is played back in the frame-by-frame, fast playback or reverse playback mode.

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PLAYING BACK AUDIO DATA

Listen to your audio recordings.

1 Display the desired audio data.

00:00:00

2 Play back the recording. Start forward playback:

Press the SET button. Pause: During playback, press the

SET button, or toggle the SET button up. During fast forward

or fast reverse, toggle the SET button up.

Stop playback:

During playback, toggle the SET button down.

Fast forward/fast reverse:

hFast forward/fast reverse playback is possible at 2x (forward only), 5x, 10x and 15x.

hToggle the SET button to the left or right during playback to activate fast forward/fast reverse.

hThe playback speed changes each time the SET button is toggled to the left or right.

Fast forward (toggle the SET button to the right)

2x → 5x →10x → 15x

*Toggle the SET button to the left to return to normal speed.

Fast reverse (toggle the SET button to the left)

15x ← 10x ← 5x

*Toggle the SET button to the right to return to normal speed.

CAUTION

If no audio is heard...

i The audio is not played back when the audio file is played back in the fast playback or fast reverse mode.

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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS

The Shooting Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s shooting settings. The Shooting Setting Screens are organized into two displays: PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 51) cover the basic shooting settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 53) provide you with more detailed settings.

1 Turn on the camera (page 26).

2 Set the main switch to REC.

Main switch

3 Press the MENU button.

h The Shooting Setting Screen appears.

h Pressing the MENU button again will cancel the Shooting Setting Screen.

MENU button

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

640x480 30fps SHQ

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SWITCHING THE PAGE

Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa, depending on how you wish to use your camera.

1 Display a Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Toggle the SET button to the left.

PAGE indication

h The Shooting Setting Screen PAGE

changes.

 

h Each time the SET button is toggled

 

to the left, the PAGE changes.

 

 

VIDEO CLIP MPEG4

 

640x480 30fps SHQ

 

<Example: Shooting Setting

 

Screen: PAGE 1>

IMAGE STABILIZER

VIDEO VIEW

<Example: Shooting Setting

Screen: PAGE 2>

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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS

Overview of the Shooting Setting Screens

PAGE 1

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1Video clip mode menu (page 55)

b: Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, high bit rate

a: Record at 640 × 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, standard bit rate

c: Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 30 frames per second

d: Record at 320 × 240 pixels, 15 frames per second

e: Record at 176 × 144 pixels, 15 frames per second

<: Make an audio recording

2Still image mode menu (page 56)

y: Shoot at 2,816 × 2,112 resolution (6 million pixels), low compression

E: Shoot at 3,680 × 2,760 resolution (10 million pixels)

x: Shoot at 2,816 × 2,112 resolution (6 million pixels), standard compression

Q: Shoot at 1,536 × 2,048 resolution (3 million pixels, vertical position)

G: Shoot at 1,600 × 1,200 resolution (2 million pixels)

[: Shoot at 640 × 480 resolution (300,000 pixels)

3Scene select menu (page 57)

=: Full auto photography a: Sports photography >: Portrait photography

+: Landscape photography

/: Night view photography +: Fireworks photography

Q: Lamp photography

4Filter menu (page 59)

&: No filter

%: Cosmetic filter selected

W: Monochrome filter selected

,: Sepia filter selected

5Flash menu (page 60) k: Automatic flash mode m: Forced flash mode l: Flash off mode

6Self-timer menu (page 62)

N: Self-timer off

y: Shooting begins 2 seconds after the still image shooting button or video clip recording button is pressed.

x: Shooting begins 10 seconds after the still image shooting button or video clip recording button is pressed.

7 Option icon (page 104)

h Displays the Option Screen.

8 PAGE display (page 50)

9 Help display (page 112)

0Remaining battery power (page 132)

i When you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously enabled, the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and the other settings accordingly change automatically.

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DISPLAYING THE SHOOTING SETTING SCREENS

PAGE 2

IMAGE STABILIZER

VIDEO VIEW

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1Image stabilizer menu (page 64)

p: Shoot using the video clip field of view display.

q: Shoot using the still image field of view display.

]: Image stabilizer function off

2Focus range menu (page 66)

-: All ranges mode

*: Normal mode -: Manual mode

+: Super macro (closeup) mode

3Focus mode menu (page 68)

K: 5-point range finder focus setting

C: Spot focus setting

4Light-measuring mode (EXP MEASURE) menu (page 69) n: Multi-section light-

measuring setting W: Center-weighted light-

measuring setting Y: Spot light-measuring

setting

6White balance menu (page 71)

>: White balance is automatically adjusted depending on ambient lighting

r: For photography in fair weather (sunny) conditions

o: In overcast conditions p: Under fluorescent lighting q: Under incandescent

lighting

]: For setting the most accurate white balance

7 Option icon (page 104)

h Display the Option Screen.

8 PAGE display (page 50)

9 Help display (page 112)

0Remaining battery power (page 132)

5ISO sensitivity menu (page 70)

t: Auto sensitivity (corresponds to ISO 50 to 200)

*: Corresponds to ISO 50 u: Corresponds to ISO 100 v: Corresponds to ISO 200 w: Corresponds to ISO 400

iWhen you specify multiple functions that cannot be simultaneously enabled, the function which was last set becomes the active setting, and the other settings accordingly change automatically.

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IMAGE QUALITY

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Still image mode (resolution) setting

By setting the still image resolution (pixels) to a higher setting, image detail is enhanced for a smoother, finer picture. However, the file size also becomes large and uses more memory. Select the resolution setting that suits your purpose.

1 Display the PAGE 1 Shooting

Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the still image mode menu.

PHOTO RESOLUTION

y: Shoot at 2,816 × 2,112 resolution

2816x2112 (6M-H)

(6 million pixels), low compression

 

E: Shoot at 3,680 × 2,760 resolution (10 million pixels)

x: Shoot at 2,816 × 2,112 resolution (6 million pixels), standard compression

Q: Shoot at 1,536 × 2,048 resolution (3 million pixels, vertical position)

t: Shoot at 1,600 × 1,200 resolution (2 million pixels)

[: Shoot at 640 × 480 resolution (300,000 pixels)

3 Select the desired icon from the still image resolution menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the still image resolution setting.

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SCENE SELECT

You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for specific shooting conditions.

1

Display the PAGE 1 Shooting

 

 

Setting Screen (page 49).

 

2

Select the scene select menu.

 

 

=: The camera automatically makes

SCENE SELECT

 

the optimum settings suitable for

 

FULL AUTO

 

the surrounding conditions (full

 

 

 

auto).

 

a: Capture a split-second image of a fast-moving subject (sports mode).

>: Enhance the 3D feeling of the subject by blurring the background (portrait mode).

+: For beautiful shots of distant scenery (landscape mode).

/: Photograph the subject while keeping the background night scenery (night view mode).

+: For capturing fireworks at night (fireworks mode).

Q: Photograph in low-light conditions (lamp mode).

3 Select the desired icon from the scene select menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the scene select function setting.

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4 Take the picture.

For video clip recording, see page 34. For still image shooting, see page 36.

To return to normal photography, select =from the scene select menu, and press the SET button.

HINT

i When capturing images using the fireworks +, lamp Q or night view

/ setting, use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.

iA table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to scene select icons other than = is on page 171.

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FILTERS

The filter feature changes image characteristics such as color tones, to apply unique effects to the photographed image.

1

Display the PAGE 1 Shooting

 

 

Setting Screen (page 49).

 

2

 

FILTER

Select the filter menu.

NO

 

&: No filter is used (none).

 

%: Skin tones are enhanced in close-

up shots (cosmetic filter).

W: Snap black-and-white photos (monochrome filter).

,: Create a sepia-tone photo (sepia filter).

3 Select the desired icon from the filter menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the filter setting.

4 Take the picture.

For video clip recording, see page 34. For still image shooting, see page 36.

hTo return to normal photography, select & from the filter menu, and press the SET button.

HINT

i A table showing the limitations for settings corresponding to filter icons other than & is on page 171.

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FLASH SETTING

The flash is used not only for taking pictures where there is insufficient light, but also when the subject is in shade or in backlight conditions. Your camera has three modes of operation (automatic flash mode, forced flash mode, and flash off mode).

1 Display the PAGE 1 Shooting

Setting Screen (page 49).

2

Select the flash menu.

FLASH

AUTO

 

k: The camera will detect the subject

 

 

 

brightness and use the flash only

 

 

when required. In a backlight

 

 

situation, if only the center of the

 

 

image is very dark, the flash will

 

 

operate to compensate (auto

 

 

flash).

 

m: The flash will operate with every image captured regardless of the conditions. Use this setting under backlight conditions, when the subject is in shade, under fluorescent lighting conditions, etc. (forced flash).

l: The flash will not operate even in dark situations. Use this setting when capturing an image in a location where flash photography is prohibited, or when shooting a night landscape scene (flash off).

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FLASH SETTING

3 Select the desired icon from the flash menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the flash setting.

4 Take the picture.

For still image shooting, see page 36.

hTo return to normal photography, select k from the flash menu, and press the SET button.

HINT

i You can change the flash setting by toggling the SET button to the left while the Shooting Setting Screen is displayed.

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SELF-TIMER

1 Display the PAGE 1 Shooting

Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the self-timer menu.

N: Turns off the self-timer function.

SELF-TIMER

y: Turns on the self-timer function.

OFF

 

The image is captured about 2

 

seconds after the still image

 

shooting button or video clip

 

recording button is pressed.

 

x: Turns on the self-timer function. The image is captured about 10 seconds after the still image shooting button or video clip recording button is pressed.

3 Select the desired icon from the self-timer menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the self-timer setting.

4 Take the picture.

For video clip recording, see page 34. For still image shooting, see page 36.

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SELF-TIMER

HINT

To pause or cancel the self-timer function...

i If the video clip recording button or still image shooting button is pressed again before the shutter is released, the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the video clip recording button or still image shooting button one more time to restart the self-timer.

i To cancel self-timer photography, select the N icon from the self-timer menu, and press the SET button.

i After the self-timer picture is snapped, the self-timer is automatically reset to off N.

When x is selected...

i When the still image shooting button or video clip recording button is pressed, the multi-indicator will blink for about 10 seconds, and then the image is captured. Also, 4 seconds before the shutter releases, the indication shown in the illustration appears on the LCD monitor.

i If you swivel the monitor unit towards the subject, the self-timer indication will be visible to the subject.

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MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)

Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional hand motion (video clips only).

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the image stabilizer menu.

p: Compensate for camera shake

 

during video clip recording. The

 

field of view does not change when

IMAGE STABILIZER

the video clip recording button is

pressed, so this setting is

VIDEO VIEW

 

convenient when shooting mostly

 

video clips (video clip field of view

 

display).

 

q: Compensate for camera shake during video clip recording. The field of view does not change when the still image recording button is pressed, so this setting is convenient when shooting mostly still images (still image field of view display).

]: Disengages the motion compensation function (OFF).

3 Select the desired icon from the image stabilizer menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the image stabilizer setting.

HINT

If the motion compensation does not seem to be working...

i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.

i If the digital zoom (page 118) is being used, the large magnification factor may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.

i When using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera, please turn the motion compensation function off ]. If the motion compensation function is enabled when it is not actually needed, it may result in an image that appears unnatural.

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MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER)

<Concerning the changing field of view when motion compensation is enabled>

i When the motion compensation is set to ON, the field of view during recording standby differs from the recordable field of view as shown below.

i When set to the motion compensation qsetting, the video clip recording range is as shown in the recording standby screen.

During still image

 

 

 

Display during

 

During video clip

 

shooting

 

 

 

recording standby

 

recording

 

 

 

 

 

For psetting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For qsetting

Video clip recording area

For ]setting

i When the still image shooting resolution is set to [ and the scene selection function to =, a, > or + (page 57), a still image captured during video clip recording will have the same field of view as the video clip.

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FOCUS RANGE

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the focus range menu.

hWhen shooting a subject at a medium to far distance, by setting the focus range to *, you will find it both easier and faster to focus.

-: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity

Tele end: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (total range mode)

*: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (standard mode)

-: The focus can be manually set to any distance from 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 8 m (26.25 ft.), as well as to infinity (manual focus).

+: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 80 cm (31.50 in.) (super macro mode: wide end only)

hWhen the focus range is set to *, + or -, the corresponding indication appears on the LCD monitor.

3 Select the desired icon from the focus range menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the focus range setting.

HINT

i From the Shooting Screen, you can quickly change the focus range setting by toggling the SET button down.

i When the focus range is set to super macro +, the zoom is temporarily set to the wide end.

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FOCUS RANGE

How to use the manual focus

1 Select the manual focus icon - from the focus menu, and press the SET button.

2 Press the SET button.

 

 

h The focus distance adjustment bar

12

00:00:15

appears.

3 Toggle the SET button to the left or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

right to adjust the focus distance,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and press the SET button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h The focus distance is set, and you

 

 

1cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

are returned to the Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HINT

About the focus range

i The focus distance indication shows the distance between the lens surface and the subject.

i In some cases there may be a slight variance between the distance (numerical figure) you set in the manual focus mode and the actual distance.

About zoom movement when using the manual focus

i If the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom changes to the largest setting that is suitable for that focus distance.

i When the focus distance is set to 70 cm (27.56 in.) or less, the zoom will function only within the range at which the image is focused.

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FOCUS AREA SETTING

You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus (still image shooting only):

5-point range finder focus: The distance to the subject is detected by sampling from multiple areas of the entire shooting screen.

Spot focus: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the LCD monitor.

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting

 

Setting Screen (page 49).

 

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2 Select the desired focus method

 

from the focus mode menu, and

 

press the SET button.

 

K: 5-point range finder focus is

 

selected.

 

C: Spot focus is selected.

Focus mark

h When the spot focus setting is

selected, the focus mark + appears in the center of the LCD monitor.

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LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING

You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes.

Multi-section light-measuring:

The exposure is adjusted after sampling from multiple areas of the entire shooting screen.

Center-weighted light-measuring:

The exposure is adjusted after light is measured from the entire image, but with emphasis on the center area.

Spot light-measuring:

You can compose the picture and capture the image after first measuring the light only at the center spot of the LCD monitor.

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the desired light-measuring mode from the light-measuring mode (EXP MEASURE) menu.

n: Multi-section light-measuring W: Center-weighted light-measuring Y: Spot light-measuring

3 Press the SET button.

 

 

h This completes the light-measuring

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mode setting.

 

 

h When spot light-measuring is

 

 

selected, the light-measuring spot

 

 

mark

appears in the center of

 

 

the LCD monitor.

 

 

 

 

Light-measuring spot mark

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ISO SENSITIVITY

With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a fixed setting.

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the ISO sensitivity menu.

t: Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically (equivalent to ISO 50 to 200 [video clip shooting mode: ISO 450 to 3,600]).

*: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 50 equivalent (video clip shooting mode: ISO 450).

u: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 100 equivalent (video clip shooting mode: ISO 900).

v: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 200 equivalent (video clip shooting mode: ISO 1,800).

w: Sets the sensitivity to ISO 400 equivalent (video clip shooting mode: ISO 3,600).

3 Select the desired icon from the ISO sensitivity menu, and press the SET button.

h This completes the ISO sensitivity setting.

HINT

i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set higher shutter speeds and capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may increase.

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WHITE BALANCE

This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set.

1 Display the PAGE 2 Shooting Setting Screen (page 49).

2 Select the white balance menu.

>: The camera will make the white balance adjustment automatically based on the natural and artificial light conditions.

r: For shooting outside on a sunny day. o: For shooting outside on a cloudy day.

p: For shooting inside under fluorescent lighting. q: For shooting inside under incandescent lighting.

]: This setting is used for a more accurate white balance using the existing light source (one push). Please use it when the light source cannot be identified, for example.

Setting procedure

1 Select the ] icon and press the SET button. h The ] icon moves to the left end of the line.

2Fill the entire screen with a plain white card (or piece of paper, etc.), and press the SET button.

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3 Select the desired icon from the white balance menu, and press the SET button.

hOnce the white balance setting is programmed for the ] icon, it is retained even if another white balance setting (>, r, o, p, or q) is selected. If you changed to another setting, whenever you select the ] icon and press the SET button, the previously programmed setting is recalled.

HINT

To cancel the white balance setting

i Perform step 1, select >, and then press the SET button.

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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS

The Playback Setting Screens are used to adjust your camera’s playback settings. The Playback Setting Screens are organized into two displays: PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The PAGE 1 settings (page 75) cover the basic playback settings, and the PAGE 2 settings (page 76) provide you with more detailed settings.

1 Turn on the camera (page 26).

2 Set the main switch to PLAY.

Main switch

3 Press the MENU button.

h The Playback Setting Screen appears.

h Pressing the MENU button again will cancel the Playback Setting Screen.

MENU button

PLAYBACK METHOD

Set play

all or 1 clip

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SWITCHING THE PAGE

Switch from PAGE 1 to PAGE 2, or vice versa.

1 Display a Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Toggle the SET button to the left.

PAGE indication

h The Playback Setting Screen

 

changes to the other PAGE.

 

h Each time the SET button is toggled

PLAYBACK METHOD

to the left, the PAGE changes.

Set play

 

 

all or 1 clip

 

<Example: Playback Setting

 

Screen: PAGE 1>

ROTATE

Rotate image

<Example: Playback Setting

Screen: PAGE 2>

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DISPLAYING THE PLAYBACK SETTING SCREENS

Overview of the Playback Setting Screens

PAGE 1

PLAYBACK METHOD

Set play

all or 1 clip

1Playback method setting (page 77)

h Select continuous playback or single-frame playback.

2 Multi-playback (page 44)

hDisplay images in the 9-frame multi-display format.

3 Playback volume control

(page 78)

hAdjust the playback volume for video clips and audio data.

4 Data protect setting (page 79) h Protect data from accidental

erasure.

5 Erase (page 81)

h Delete images from the card memory.

6 Print settings (page 83) h Specify the print settings

(DPOF settings).

7 Option icon (page 104)

h Display the Option Screen.

8 PAGE display (page 74)

9 Help display (page 112)

0Remaining battery power (page 132)

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PAGE 2

ROTATE

Rotate image

1

Rotate image (page 90)

6

Smooth playback (page 102)

 

h Rotate still images.

 

h Smooth out the movement

2

Resize (page 91)

 

when playing back video clips.

 

h Reduce the resolution of a still

7

Option icon (page 104)

 

image.

 

h Display the Option Screen.

3

Red-eye correction (page 92)

8

PAGE display (page 74)

 

h Repair the red-eye effect to

9

Help display (page 112)

 

make eyes look more natural.

0

Remaining battery power

4

Extract still image (page 94)

 

(page 132)

hExtract a still image from a video clip.

5 Video clip edit (page 95) h Edit video clips.

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PLAYBACK MODE

Images can be viewed continuously (slideshow playback) or you can choose to show single images.

1 Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

 

2 Select the playback method icon

PLAYBACK METHOD

 

4, and press the SET button.

 

 

h The Playback Mode Screen

DURATION OF PHOTO

appears.

 

 

 

 

PLAY ALL: Play back images in

PLAY ALL

1SEC

 

slideshow fashion.

1 CLIP:

 

 

Display only the selected

1 CLIP

 

 

image (page 43).

 

 

 

 

3 Select the desired playback mode.

PLAYBACK METHOD

 

<When PLAY ALL is selected>

 

 

h The screen to set the time that each

 

 

image is displayed appears.

DURATION OF PHOTO

1 Toggle the SET button to the right

PLAY ALL

1SEC

to select playback time.

 

 

2 Toggle the SET button up or down

 

 

to specify the time that each image

 

 

is shown.

 

 

3 Press the SET button.

 

 

4 Press the SET button.

hThe display time is set, and you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.

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PLAYBACK VOLUME

Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio data, as well as the operation sounds.

1 Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Select the playback volume icon Z, and press the SET button. h The volume control bar appears.

3 Toggle the SET button left or right to adjust the volume, and press the SET button.

hThe volume is set, and you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.

HINT

i During video clip or audio memo playback, if you move the zoom switch, the volume control bar will appear, allowing you to adjust the volume.

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V O

IMAGE PROTECT

Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio data.

1 Display the data that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Select the protect icon A, and press the SET button.

h “LOCK?” appears.

hIf the protect mode has already been enabled for the data, then “UNLOCK?” appears.

PROTECT

LOCK?

YES

EXIT

3 Toggle the SET button up or down to select “YES”, and press the SET button.

h The protect mode is set for the data.

hThe protect mark Bindicates that the data is locked.

hTo return to the Playback Setting Screen, press the MENU button.

PROTECT

UNLOCK?

YES

EXIT

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CAUTION

i Even if the protect mode is set for certain data files, they will be erased if the card is reformatted (page 128).

HINT

To select a different image in steps 2 and 3...

i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.

To cancel the protect mode for an image...

i Display the desired data and repeat steps 1 to 3. The protect mark Bwill disappear and the protect mode is canceled.

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ERASING DATA

You can erase data that is stored on the card if you no longer need it. You can erase the data one at a time, or all at once.

1 Display the PAGE 1 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Select the erase icon c, and press the SET button.

h The Erase Mode Screen appears. ONE ERASE: Erases one data at a

time.

ERASE ALL: Erases all the data. EXIT: Returns to the

Playback Setting Screen.

ERASE

ONE ERASE

ERASE ALL

EXIT

3 Toggle the SET button up or down the select the erase mode, and press the SET button.

h The Erase Confirmation Screen appears.

<ONE ERASE>

h Toggle the SET button to the left or right to select the data you wish to erase.

<ERASE ALL>

h Toggle the SET button to the left or right confirm the data to erase.

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4 Toggle the SET button up to select “YES”, and press the SET button. <ONE ERASE>

h The currently displayed image is deleted.

h To erase other data, select the data, and press the SET button.

<ERASE ALL>

hThe Erase Confirmation Screen again appears. To erase the data, select “YES”, and press the SET button. When data erase is completed, “NO IMAGE” is shown.

CAUTION

i Data which is protected from accidental erase cannot be erased. To erase protected data, set the protect setting for the data to off (page 79), and then follow the data erase procedure.

HINT

i You can also access the One Erase Confirmation Screen from the Playback Screen by toggling the SET button up.

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PRINT SETTINGS

In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is displayed on the print, and also to specify an index print.

Display the Print Settings Screen

1 Display the PAGE 1 Playback

PRINT SETTING

Setting Screen (page 73).

 

ALL IMAGES

2 Select the print settings icon b,

EACH IMAGE

 

and press the SET button.

INDEX

h The Print Setting Screen appears.

ALL CLEAR

ALL IMAGES:

 

The specified print settings apply to

EXIT

all the still images on the card.

 

EACH IMAGE:

 

The print settings are specified for

 

each individual image.

 

INDEX:

 

All the still images are printed as

 

miniature images (thumbnail

 

images), several images on one

 

print.

 

ALL CLEAR:

 

Clear all the print settings. This

 

cannot be selected if no print

 

settings have been made for the

 

image.

 

EXIT:

 

Return to the Still Image Playback

 

Setting Screen.

 

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HINT

Printing a single frame from a video clip

i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still image from a video clip, you must first save it (save frame) as a still image.

About the DPOF format

i DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a print order format. You can connect your camera to a DPOF-compatible printer to produce your prints. You can also set the print settings for the desired images, and then have the reserved images printed automatically (page 151).

About the finished prints

i Images that have been rotated will be printed in their original orientation. i The quality of the print output will differ depending on the print service and

printer used.

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PRINT SETTINGS

Specifying date imprinting and print quantities

You can specify print settings for each individual image (EACH IMAGE), or apply the print settings to all the images on the card (ALL IMAGES).

1 Display the Print Setting Screen (page 83).

2 Select EACH IMAGE or ALL

 

IMAGES.

PRINT SETTING

ALL IMAGES:

ALL IMAGES

The set print settings are applied to

EACH IMAGE

all the still images on the card.

INDEX

EACH IMAGE:

The set print settings are applied

ALL CLEAR

only to the image currently

EXIT

displayed.

3 Press the SET button.

hThe Date/Copies Print Screen appears.

hIf “EACH IMAGE” was selected, toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the desired image to print.

hUnder “SETTINGS” the settings that are currently active for the displayed image are shown. You can toggle the SET button to the left or right to confirm the print settings for each image.

 

ALL IMAGES

 

SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

 

NO

 

DATE :

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPIES

 

0

 

COPIES:

ADD TO PRINT SETTING

EXIT

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4 Specify whether the date is displayed on the print, and the number of prints.

<Specifying dated prints>

1Toggle the SET button up or down to select “DATE”.

2 Press the SET button.

h The Print Date Screen appears.

3Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired option.

YES:

Print the date.

NO:

Do not print the date. 4 Press the SET button.

h You are returned to the Date/ Copies Print Screen.

<Specifying the number of prints>

1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select “COPIES”.

2Press the SET button.

h The Print Number Screen

appears.

3Toggle the SET button up or down to specify the number of prints.

hToggle the SET button up or down until the desired number of prints is displayed.

4Press the SET button.

h You are returned to the Date/ Copies Print Screen.

ALL IMAGES SETTINGS

DATE NO DATE : COPIES:

 

ALL IMAGES

 

SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

DATE :

 

 

 

 

 

COPIES:

COPIES

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRINT SETTINGS

5 Select “ADD TO PRINT SETTING” and press the SET button.

hThe Confirm Print Settings Screen appears.

If the print settings are correct:

Select “EXIT”, and press the SET button.

If the print settings were changed:

Select “MODIFY PRINT SETTING”, and press the SET button.

 

ALL IMAGES

 

SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

DATE :YES

DATE

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPIES: 1

COPIES

 

1

 

MODIFY PRINT SETTING EXIT

Index print

Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print”. This is convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured.

1 Display the Print Setting Screen (page 83).

2 Select “INDEX”.

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3 Press the SET button.

hThe Index Print Screen appears.

YES:

Specify an index print copy.

EXIT:

Discontinue the setting procedure, and return to the Print Setting Screen.

4 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.

hThis completes the setting for the index print. You are returned to the Print Setting Screen.

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PRINT SETTINGS

Clearing all the print settings

Delete the print settings for all images.

1 Display the Print Setting Screen (page 83).

2 Select “ALL CLEAR”.

3 Press the SET button.

h The Confirm All Clear Screen appears.

YES:

Clear the print settings for all images.

EXIT:

Cancel the clear procedure and return to the Print Setting Screen.

4 Select “YES”, and press the SET button.

hAll the print settings are cleared and you are returned to the Print Setting Screen.

ALL CLEAR DATE :YES COPIES:1

CLEAR ALL SETTINGS?

YES

EXIT

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ROTATE IMAGE

Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing.

1 Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Select the rotate icon L, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROTATE

press the SET button.

 

 

 

 

h The Rotate Image Screen appears.

 

 

 

RIGHT

RIGHT:Rotates image clockwise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 degrees.

 

 

 

LEFT

LEFT: Rotates image counterclockwise

 

 

 

 

90 degrees.

 

 

 

EXIT

EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting

 

 

 

 

Screen.

 

 

 

 

3 Select “RIGHT” or “LEFT”, and press the SET button.

hEach time the SET button is pressed, the image is rotated another 90 degrees.

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CHANGING IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE)

The size of a still image that has already been captured at a resolution of t or more can be changed to 1,600 × 1,200 pixels or 640 × 480 pixels. The resized image is saved as a separate image.

1

Display the still image whose size you want to change, and display

 

PAGE 2 of the Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Select the resize icon I, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESIZE

 

 

press the SET button.

 

 

 

 

 

h The Resize Screen appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Toggle the SET button up or down to select the new image size. 2M (1600 × 1200): The saved image will be 1,600 × 1,200 pixels.

0.3M (640 × 480): The saved image will be 640 × 480 pixels.

EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting Screen.

4 Press the SET button. h Resizing begins.

HINT

Why can’t the image be resized?

i An image can be resized only to a smaller (or the same) size, not to a larger size.

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RED-EYE CORRECTION

If you photograph your subjects at night using the flash, they may appear in the image with glowing red eyes (red-eye phenomenon). Now you can amend the image so that the subjects’ eyes appear more natural (red-eye correction).

1 Display the image to be modified, and display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

2 Select the red-eye correction icon f, and press the SET button.

hThe Red-Eye Correction Screen appears.

YES: Proceed with the red-eye correction.

EXIT: Return to the Playback Setting Screen.

3 Select “YES” and press the SET button.

h Red-eye correction is executed.

hDuring the red-eye correction process, “PROCESSING” is shown on the screen.

hWhen the correction is completed, the modified image is shown. Check the image to see if the postprocessing result is satisfactory.

RED-EYE CORRECT.

YES

EXIT

RED-EYE CORRECT.

PRESS SHUTTER TO SAVE

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RED-EYE CORRECTION

4 Press the still image shooting button.

hA screen appears for you to specify whether or not to keep the original image.

YES: The corrected image is saved as a separate image, and the original image is preserved.

NO: The corrected image replaces the original image.

RED-EYE CORRECT.

SAVE ORIGINAL IMAGE ?

YES

NO

EXIT

EXIT: The corrections are canceled, and you are returned to the Playback Setting Screen.

5 Select the desired method to save the corrected image, and press the SET button.

hThe corrected image is saved, and you are returned to the Red-eye Correction Screen.

HINT

If the “RED-EYE CORRECTION NOT SUCCESSFUL” message appears… i The camera was not able to successfully correct the red-eye phenomenon. i The red-eye correction function works to automatically edit the red-eye

phenomenon that the camera detects in captured images. In some cases, the camera may fail to correctly detect the red-eye phenomenon, or it may incorrectly identify the red-eye phenomenon where it does not exist.

Concerning the date and time information for the saved image

i When an image is corrected and saved, the recorded date and time of capture (Exif information) remains unchanged from the original image. However, the file date shown on the computer changes to the date and time the image was revised.

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EXTRACTING A STILL IMAGE FROM A VIDEO CLIP

You can select one image (scene) from a video clip, copy it, and save it as a still image (the original data remains unchanged).

1 Play back a video clip, and pause at the point you wish to copy and save.

2 Display the PAGE 2 Playback Setting Screen (page 73).

3 Select the extract still icon 7, and

EXTRACT STILL

press the SET button.

 

h The screen to extract an image

 

appears.

 

YES:

The image is copied and saved

SAVE THIS IMAGE?

 

as a still image (the original

 

 

data is left unchanged).

YES

EXIT:

You are returned to the

EXIT

 

Playback Setting Screen.

 

4 Select “YES” and press the SET button. h The image is extracted.

HINT

To select a different image (frame) in step 3...

i Toggle the SET button to the left or right.

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