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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Digital Camera

VPC-R1EX VPC-R1E VPC-R1

Important note

This manual explains how to safely operate the digital camera.

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

Please read these instructions carefully before using the digital camera. Make sure to read and understand the section “USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY” from pages 3 to 12. 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

œThis 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:

œReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

œIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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

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

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

Tested To Comply With FCC Standards

FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

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Declaration of Conformity

Model Number

: VPC-R1

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.

FOR CANADIAN USERS

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

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BEFORE READING THE MANUAL

Apple, Macintosh and QuickTime are trademark or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation and handed over to CFA (CompactFlash Association).

All other company and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Regarding the data storage media

œThis digital camera uses CompactFlash cards for data storage. In this manual, the CompactFlash card is referred to as the “card.”

Caution

œIt is forbidden to copy this manual, whole or in part, without prior written permission.

œAll images and illustrations given in this manual are for explanation purposes and may differ slightly from the actual product. Also, actual specifications are subject to change without prior notice and therefore may differ from the contents of this manual.

œSanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any problems resulting from the use of this digital camera.

œSanyo Electric declines all responsibility for damages due to improper use of the camera, failure to adhere to the instructions given in this manual, or repairs or changes done by those other than a technician authorized by the manufacturer.

œSanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any damage caused by optional devices or consumable items used with the digital camera other than those supplied with the digital camera or those specified by Sanyo Electric.

œSanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses or loss of revenue resulting from the loss of data caused by the malfunction, or the repairing of a malfunction, of the digital camera.

œThe images captured with this camera will differ in quality from pictures taken with a standard film camera.

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Symbols used in this manual

HINT More detailed explanations or cautionary notes.

NOTE Extra information about camera features and terminology.

HELP In case of problems, this may help in certain situations.

CAUTION Points requiring special caution. v: Explanation for still images x: Explanation for sequential shots w: Explanation for video clips

You can select different languages for the LCD monitor display (see page 67). Please note, however, that the display examples and the indications in this manual are quoted only from the English version.

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CONTENTS

USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY . . . . . . . 3 CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

B PREPARATION

PART NAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 INSTALLING THE BATTERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 INSTALLING THE CARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

B SHOOTING

3 SHOOTING MODES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 SHOOTING STILL IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 SEQUENTIAL SHOTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 VIDEO CLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

B PLAYBACK

3 PLAYBACK MODES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

B SHOOTING APPLICATIONS

SHOOTING SETTINGS SCREEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ADJUSTING THE IMAGE QUALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

TAKING PICTURES WITHOUT USING THE LCD MONITOR

[v] [x] [w] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

TAKING CLOSE-UP PICTURES (MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY)

([v] [x] [w]). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 USING THE SELF-TIMER [v] [x] [w] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 USING THE FLASH [v] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 EXPOSURE CORRECTION [v][x] [w] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 USING THE ZOOM [v] [x] [w] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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B PLAYBACK APPLICATIONS

PLAYING IMAGES IN A SLIDE SHOW [v] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 MAGNIFYING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE [v] [x] [w] . . . . . . . . 49

B OTHER FUNCTIONS

COPYING IMAGES [x] [w] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 PROTECTING/ERASING IMAGE DATA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 COPYING TO THE CARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 USING WITH A COMPUTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 PRESERVING THE RECORDED IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 REQUESTING PRINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

B SETTINGS & CHECKS

SETTING THE DATE AND TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 SETTING THE OPERATION SOUND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 CHANGING THE DISPLAY LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

CHECKING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF IMAGES AND RECORDING TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

B APPENDICES

TROUBLESHOOTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 ICON INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY

CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA

WARNING

B If the digital camera makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power and remove the batteries

œ If the digital camera is used under these conditions, it may cause a fire or electric shock. Immediately turn off the digital camera, remove the batteries, and wait to make sure no more smoke comes from the digital camera. Then take it to the dealer for service. Do not try to repair or open the digital camera yourself.

B Do not modify or open the cabinet

œ High voltage circuits are inside, and there is a high risk of fire or electric shock if they are touched. Any internal check, setting, or repair should be performed by the dealer.

B Do not use while driving

œ Do not capture images, play back images, or watch the LCD monitor while driving a vehicle. Doing so may cause an accident.

œBe careful where you put down the digital camera inside an automobile. During sudden stops or turns it may fall behind the brake pedal and prevent braking.

œWhen using the digital camera while walking, be very careful of your surroundings and especially the traffic to avoid accidents.

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B Be aware of your surroundings when using the digital camera

œ Pay close attention to your surroundings when using the digital camera. Failure to do so may lead to an accident or injury.

œ Do not use the digital camera inside an airplane or elsewhere where its use may be restricted.

B Do not get the digital camera wet

œ This digital camera is not water-resistant. Do not allow it to get wet for it may cause a fire or electric shock.

œ Do not use the digital camera in a bathroom.

œ If the digital camera gets wet, immediately turn it off and remove the batteries. Then take it to the dealer for repair. Using the digital camera after it has become wet may cause a fire, electric shock, or other accident.

B Do not use during a storm

œ To avoid the risk of being struck by lightning, do not use the digital camera during a thunderstorm. In particular, if used in an open field, you have an increased chance of being struck by lightning. Quickly seek refuge in a place that will protect you from lightning.

B Do not place on an unstable surface

œ The digital camera may fall, resulting in damage to the digital camera or injury.

œIf the digital camera has fallen and its body is damaged, turn off the digital camera, remove the batteries, and take it to the dealer for repair. Using the digital camera after its body has been damaged may cause a fire or electric shock.

B Do not look through the digital camera into the sun

œ Do not look through the digital camera at the sun or any other strong source of light. Doing so may seriously injure your eyes.

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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY

(CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA)

WARNING

B Do not use the flash close to a person’s face

œ To prevent possible eye injury, do not use the flash near a person’s face (especially young children or babies). If the flash is used close to a person’s opened eyes, there is a risk that it may damage that person’s eyesight.

B Do not use where there is risk of explosion

œ Do not use the digital camera in a location where there is explosive gas, or any other flammable material in the air. Doing so may cause a fire or an explosion.

B Keep the digital camera out of the reach of children

œ The following may happen if children play with the digital camera:

œ They may wrap the strap around their neck and suffocate.

œThey may swallow the batteries or other small parts. In such a case, consult a physician immediately.

œThey may damage their eyesight if the flash goes off too close to their eyes.

œThey may get hurt by the digital camera.

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B Concerning the Batteries

Concerning the supplied alkaline batteries

œFollow all the warnings indicated below to prevent the batteries from leaking, overheating, exploding, catching fire, or becoming damaged.

œDo not install with the polarities ((+) and (–)) reversed.

œDo not heat the batteries or throw them into a fire.

œDo not allow metal objects to touch the terminals. Do not carry loose with necklaces, hairpins, etc.

œDo not transform, open, or modify.

œDo not put in water or any liquid, or get the terminals wet.

œDo not remove or puncture the external wrapping.

œDo not use if there is leaking, swelling, rising temperature, discoloration, or any other abnormal condition.

œKeep out of the reach of children.

œDo not drop, hit, or submit the batteries to strong shocks.

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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY

(CONCERNING THE DIGITAL CAMERA)

General precautions for the batteries

œUse the alkaline batteries or other specified batteries with this digital camera. Manganese batteries cannot be used, since they have a short battery life and may overheat, causing damage to the digital camera.

œDo not use alkaline batteries together with Ni-Cd batteries, or batteries of different types or different brands at the same time.

œMake sure not to reverse the polarities ((+) and (–)) when installing the batteries. Install the batteries as described by the indicated polarity.

œUsing different types of batteries at the same time may generate heat or cause the batteries to leak, resulting in fire, injury or burns, or damage to the digital camera and other nearby objects.

œUse only specified batteries. Using batteries without protective casings or other inferior products may cause a fire, injury, or burns.

œThe batteries may be warm immediately after the digital camera

is used. If removing the batteries, turn off the digital camera and allow the batteries to cool down before removing them.

œ If a battery is leaking and the electrolyte gets on your skin or clothing, immediately rinse with clean water. If the electrolyte gets into your eyes, you risk losing your eyesight. Immediately

rinse your eyes with clean, running water, and seek medical attention right away.

œDo not drop or hit the batteries, or submit them to strong shocks.

œIf the digital camera is not going to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries and store them in a cool place. (When the batteries are removed for a long period, the time and date settings will be cleared.)

œWhen disposing of the batteries, make sure to follow all applicable regulations.

œIf used at temperatures below 10°C, the service life of the batteries will be shorter than normal (except lithium batteries (CR-V3)).

œWhen using rechargeable batteries, use them after being fully charged.

œAlways read the instruction manuals that may come with the batteries or the battery charger you purchase before use.

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CAUTION

B Cautions when carrying the digital camera

œDo not walk around holding the digital camera by the hand-strap. It may hit other objects and get damaged. When walking around, hold the digital camera in your hand or place it in a pocket.

œBe careful not to drop the digital camera or subject it to

strong shocks.

œMake sure direct sunlight does not hit the digital camera lens, since that may damage the internal parts. When not using the digital camera, be sure to always turn off the digital camera and keep the lens cover closed.

B Cautions during use and storage

œThis digital camera is a precision instrument. When using or storing the digital camera, make sure to avoid the following locations to privent damage.

œ Places in direct sunlight

œPlaces where humidity and temperature are high

œPlaces that may get wet

œPlaces close to an air conditioner or heater

œInside a car

œPlaces where there is dust and dirt

œPlaces where there is a fire burning

œPlaces where volatile products are stored

œPlaces subject to vibration

œ Temperature

0 to 40°C (operation)

 

–20 to 60°C (storage)

œ Humidity

30 to 90%

(operation, no condensation)

 

10 to 90%

(storage, no condensation)

 

 

 

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USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY

Concerning the Accessories

CAUTION

B Cautions concerning the use of the AC adaptor

œUse only the separately sold AC adaptor (model VAR-G5EX for the VPC-R1EX, model VAR-G5E for the VPC-R1E and model VAR-G5U for the VPC-R1) with your digital camera. Do not use an AC adaptor other than the one indicted here, designed for specific use with your digital camera.

œIf an AC adaptor other than the specified one is used, it may damage the digital camera and cause a fire or electric shock.

œWhen using an AC adaptor continuously, remove the batteries. Otherwise, batteries may cause excess heat, leakage, injuries, or damage to nearby objects.

œFor complete information on how to use the AC adaptor, refer to the instructions accompanying the AC adaptor.

B Cautions concerning the CompactFlash

œImmediately after use, the CompactFlash will be very hot. Before removing the CompactFlash, turn off the digital camera and wait for the temperature to cool down.

œKeep out of the reach of children. Young children may put the media in their mouth and choke or cause some other unexpected injury or accident.

For correct use of your digital camera

B Cautions before capturing important images

œBefore capturing important images, make sure that the digital camera is operating properly and in condition to capture the image properly.

œSanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for any losses that result from images that could not be recorded, are erased, destroyed, or damaged in any way due to a problem with the digital camera, any of its accessories, or its software.

B Cautions concerning copyrights

œThe images you capture with your digital camera are for your own private use, any other use may violate the rights of copyrights owners.

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B Cautions when cleaning the digital camera

œDo not use benzene or thinner products to clean the digital camera. Doing so may cause deformation, discoloration, or peeling of paint. When using a chemically treated cloth, carefully read its instructions and warnings.

œDo not spray insecticides or volatile sprays on the digital camera. Do not leave rubber or vinyl objects against the digital camera for a long period. They may cause deformation, discoloration, or peeling of paint.

Cleaning procedure

1Turn off the digital camera and remove the batteries.

2Remove the dirt with a soft cloth.

3If the digital camera is extremely dirty, wipe with a soft cloth moistened with a mild detergent diluted with water and wrung dry.

B Cautions concerning the batteries and their terminals

œPeriodically clean with a dry cloth the terminals of the batteries ((+) and (–)) and the terminals located in the battery compartment of the digital camera.

œDo not touch the battery terminals or the terminals in the battery compartment of the digital camera with your bare hands. Doing so will allow contaminants from your hands to adhere to the terminals and oxidize, increasing the contact resistance. If the contact resistance increases, the usable life of the batteries will diminish.

B Cautions when cleaning the lens

œIf the lens gets dirty, use a commercially available air blower or a cleaning cloth for photographic equipment to clean it.

B When not using the digital camera for a long period

œRemove the batteries. However, when the batteries are removed for a long time, the digital camera functions may begin to not work properly. Periodically reinstall the batteries and check the digital camera functions.

œIf the batteries are left in the digital camera, a small amount of power is still used even if the digital camera is turned off. If the batteries are left in the digital camera for a long period, they may become completely discharged.

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B Cautions concerning condensation

œUsing the digital camera with condensation inside it may damage the digital camera.

Be careful of condensation under the following conditions:

œWhen moving the digital camera suddenly from a cold place to a warm place.

œWhen the ambient temperature changes drastically, such as when a heater is turned on to quickly heat the room.

œWhen the digital camera is placed in the path of cool air from an air conditioner.

œWhen the digital camera is placed in a location of high humidity.

If condensation seems likely to form

œPlace the digital camera in a plastic bag and seal it, and then wait until the digital camera has reached the ambient temperature.

B Cautions concerning data storage

œIt is recommended that any important data be copied onto a separate media (such as a hard disk, MO disk, or CD-R disk).

œData stored in the internal memory of this camera or on the CompactFlash may be lost (or corrupted). Sanyo Electric will not be held responsible for any damage or lost profits arising from the loss of data.

œIf the CompactFlash or the camera is used incorrectly.

œIf the CompactFlash is not inserted correctly into the digital camera.

œIf the CompactFlash or the internal memory is subjected to electrical or mechanical shocks or other forces.

œIf the CompactFlash is removed from the digital camera or if the digital camera is turned off during reading or writing operations.

œIf the CompactFlash or the internal memory has reached the end of its usable life.

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B Cautions when handling the CompactFlash

œThe CompactFlash card is a precision device. Do not bend, drop, or subject it to strong forces or shocks.

œAvoid using or storing the CompactFlash card in places with extremely high or low temperatures, subject to direct sunlight, in a completely closed vehicle, near air conditioners or heaters, or in humid or dusty locations.

œAvoid using or storing the CompactFlash card in locations where strong static electrical charges or electrical noise can be easily generated.

œDo not allow the edges of the CompactFlash card to become contaminated with foreign materials. Gently wipe away any contamination with a soft, dry cloth.

œWhen not using the CompactFlash card, put it back into the protective cover to protect it from damage due to static electricity.

œDo not carry the CompactFlash card inside trouser pockets, since it may become damaged when you sit down or make other movements that may apply force.

œBefore using an unused card, make sure to format it using the digital camera (see page 19).

œWhen buying separately sold or commercially available products, carefully read the instructions and warnings that come with them.

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CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

œ Hand-strap

œ 4 alkaline batteries

œ Dedicated USB interface

œ Software: CD-ROM

cable

(Sanyo Software Pack)

USING THE HAND-STRAP

Attach the supplied hand-strap to the digital camera to aid in carrying.

Bend the looped end to slip it through the strap holder.

Other separately sold devices

œAC adaptor (Model: VAR-G5EX/E/U)

AC adaptor for use with your digital camera

œCompactFlash (Model: KA-DSM-C32G)

32 MB capacity CompactFlash memory card

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PART NAMES

Front

1

2

3

4

Shutter release button

Viewfinder

Flash

USB terminal

For connecting to a computer with the supplied USB interface cable.

5 Self-timer indicator

6Lens

7DC IN terminal (for external DC power input)

For connecting the VAR-G5EX/E/U AC Adapter (sold separately).

8Macro switch

9Lens cover

Rear

1 [MODE] button

2 Main switch

3 Viewfinder

4 Standby indicator

5 Card slot cover

6 Strap holder

7 Battery compartment cover

8LCD monitor

9[SET] button

F Arrow button

œDuring use, the area around the LCD monitor may become warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

œYou may see some black and white dots in the LCD monitor. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

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INSTALLING THE BATTERIES

Use the four alkaline batteries. To use other batteries, please see “To use other batteries” on page 16, and choose batteries suitable for use with this camera.

1 Set the main switch to [MONITOR OFF] or [Õ].

2 Close the lens cover.

3 Open the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the camera.

œ Slide the cover out, then open it.

4 Insert the batteries.

œ Make sure the polarity (+ and –) of the batteries is as indicated.

5 Close the battery compartment cover.

œ Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow until a click is heard.

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CAUTION

Do not use manganese batteries.

œIn addition to offering only a short battery life, manganese batteries release heat which may cause damage to the camera.

Do not open battery cover while camera is turned on.

œDo not open the battery cover while the camera is operating. Doing so may cause the loss of memory data. Sanyo cannot take responsibility for any damage arising from such operation.

HINT

To use other batteries

œ Types of batteries that can be used in this camera (other than the alkalines):

œ AA-size nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries (Sanyo

CR-V3

HR-3USV: x 4)

 

œ AA-size nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries (Sanyo N-3US:

 

x 4)

 

œ Lithium batteries (CR-V3 x 2)

 

Make sure the batteries are pointing in the correct

 

direction when installed.

 

Remove the batteries when not using the camera for a long time.

œA slight amount of battery power is still being used even when the camera is turned off. It is recommended that the batteries be removed from the camera when it is not being used for a long time. However, when the batteries are removed for a long time, the date and time settings may be cleared. When the batteries are reinstalled, please check that the date and time settings are correct (see page 61).

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INSTALLING THE CARD

Although the camera can store pictures in its internal memory, the use of a memory card is recommended since only a limited number of pictures can be saved to the internal memory.

œBefore you first use a memory card (separately sold KA-DSM-C32G CompactFlash) with the digital camera, it is necessary to format it using this camera. Also, to use a card that was formatted with a computer or another camera, it is necessary to reformat it with this camera.

œIn this manual the word “card” is used to refer to the CompactFlash card.

Installing the Card

1 Set the main switch to [MONITOR OFF] or [Õ]. Close the lens cover.

œ Check that the LCD monitor and standby indicator are off.

2 Open the card slot cover on the side of the camera.

3 Insert the card.

œInsert the card from the connector end, in the direction shown by the arrow ([d] mark).

œ Insert it fully.

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B To remove the card...

œ Pull the card slowly out with your fingertips.

CAUTION

Do not remove the card when the camera is on.

œTake care not to remove the card when the camera is on, because doing so may cause the data on the card to be lost. Sanyo shall not be held responsible for any data that is damaged or lost in this manner.

HINT

œInserting a memory card allows picture storage to and playback from that card; the camera’s internal memory is used for storage and playback when

no card is installed. When the camera is turned on without a card inserted, “º” is displayed on the LCD monitor.

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INSTALLING THE CARD

Reformatting a card

1 After inserting a card, set the main switch to [Õ] and open the lens cover.

2 Press the [MODE] button to show the

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following screen.

 

3 Press [j] on the arrow button, then press [c] to select the [Ø] icon.

4 Press the [SET] button.

œ The Options screen appears.

5 Press [l] to select [REFORMAT].

CLOCK

SET

LANGUAGE

REFORMAT

BEEP

 

COPYTO

CF

<Options screen>

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6 Press the [SET] button.

œ The Reformat screen appears.

7 Press [j] to select [REFORMAT], and then press the [SET] button.

œReformatting begins.

œDuring reformatting, [DO NOT POWER OFF] is displayed.

œWhen reformatting has completed, the display returns to the Options screen.

REFORMAT

REFORMAT

CANCEL

CAUTION

Do not turn off the digital camera while it is reformatting the card.

œ When reformatting begins after step 7, do not turn off the camera.

Reformatting a memory card will erase all data.

œReformatting a memory card will erase all data which has been stored on that card. Since data which has been protected (see page 51) will also be erased, be sure to save important data to a PC hard disk before performing card reformatting.

HINT

Reformatting with the main switch set to [Ô].

œReformatting is also possible with the main switch set to [Ô] in step 1. In this case, it is not necessary to open the lens cover.

To reformat the camera’s internal memory

œPerform reformatting after removing the memory card. The reformatting process is the same for internal memory as for memory cards.

To cancel the Reformat operation

œIn step 7, select [CANCEL], and press the [SET] button. The display returns to the screen in step 5, and the Reformat operation is canceled.

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TURNING THE POWER ON/OFF

Turning the power On

The procedures to turn the power on when taking pictures and when playing back images are different.

When taking pictures

1 Set the main switch to [MONITOR OFF] or [Õ].

MONITOR OFF: The LCD monitor is not used.

Õ: The LCD monitor is used.

2 Open the lens cover.

œThe power turns on, and the standby indicator in the viewfinder lights green.

Standby indicator

When playing back images

1 Set the main switch to [Ô].

œ The power turns on, and an image appears on the LCD monitor.

Turning the power Off

1 Set the main switch to [MONITOR OFF] or [Õ].

2 Close the lens cover.

œThe power turns off.

œIf the main switch was set to [Õ], the standby indicator and the LCD monitor turn off.

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Turning the power on when the power save function is active

To save battery power, the power save function automatically turns off the power after a period of no operation (about 1 minute in the shooting mode or about 5 minutes in the playback mode).

To restore power when in the power save mode, perform one of

following steps.

œClose and open the lens cover (only in the shooting mode).

œPress the shutter release button once.

œPress the [MODE] button.

When in the playback mode, you can also...

œMove the main switch to another position, then back to [Ô].

Shutter release button

NOTE

To protect your camera’s lens...

œAlthough pictures can be viewed with the lens cover open, closing the cover is recommended to protect the lens.

œWhen using the AC adaptor (sold separately), the power save function will become active after about 30 minutes of inactivity.

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3 SHOOTING MODES

This camera has three different shooting modes to choose from: still image, sequential shot, and video clip. Set the desired shooting mode before taking pictures.

œStill image shooting mode: For taking still pictures.

œSequential shot shooting mode: For taking several pictures in quick succession.

œVideo clip shooting mode: For recording video clips.

1 Open the lens cover, and set the main switch to [Õ].

œ An image appears on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the [SET] button.

œIf the Shooting Settings screen (see page 35) appears, press the [MODE] button to exit it.

œEach time the [SET] button is pressed, the shooting mode changes.

LCD monitor

[SET] button

An icon indicating the set shooting mode is displayed.

still image shooting mode

18

sequential shot shooting mode

 

video clip shooting mode

 

Each time the [SET] button is pressed, the shooting mode changes as follows.

HINT

œYou can also switch the shooting mode from the Shooting Settings screen (see page 35).

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SHOOTING STILL IMAGES

1 Set the camera to the still image shooting mode (see page 23).

2 Point the camera at the subject.

Correct hold

Incorrect hold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep your elbows

A finger is blocking

close to your body.

the lens.

Your fingers or the strap should not be in front of the lens or the flash.

3 Press the shutter release button.

1 Center the subject in the viewfinder, press the shutter release button halfway and hold it there.

œCamera settings such as the exposure, are automatically set.

2 Press the shutter release button all the way.

œ The picture is taken.

Shutter release button

LCD monitor

Press halfway

Press all the way

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SHOOTING STILL IMAGES

Important points when capturing images

When the next picture cannot be taken...

œWhen the standby indicator is flashing, the next picture cannot be taken. When the indicator lights, the next picture can be taken.

When the shutter release beep sounds are desired...

œYou can change the setting so that the camera makes a beep sound when the shutter release button is pressed (see page 65).

To save battery consumption...

œYou can also take pictures without using the LCD monitor (see page 40).

To view a captured image immediately...

œAfter taking a picture, if you move the main switch to [Ô], you can view the image that was just captured on the LCD monitor.

Where are pictures stored?

œPictures are stored on the memory card if installed and otherwise to the camera’s internal memory.

Avoid photographing subjects that are positioned in front of bright light sources.

œFlare (lines or patterns of light) may appear in pictures where the subject is lit from behind.

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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS

Two types of sequential shot functions are available. In the standard sequential shot mode, images are taken at 0.5-second intervals. In the AE shift sequential shot mode, three sequential images are taken at different exposures (brightnesses).

Standard sequential shot ø:

With the same exposure rate and at 0.5-second intervals, 3 sequential shots are taken.

AE shift sequential shot A:

The exposure (shutter speed) is automatically changed as three sequential shots are taken.

Dark screen (underexposed) Normal exposure Bright screen (overexposed)

1 Set the shooting mode to the sequential shot shooting mode (see page 23).

2 Press the [MODE] button.

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œ The Shooting Settings screen is displayed.

3 Select a mode from the sequential shot mode

Sequential shot

menu, and press the [SET] button.

mode menu

œ Use the [c] button to change the mode.

18

 

ø: Standard sequential shot

 

A: AE shift sequential shot

 

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SEQUENTIAL SHOTS

4 Capture the pictures.

1 Center the subject in the viewfinder, press the shutter release button halfway and hold it there.

œCamera settings such as the exposure are automatically set.

Shutter release button

LCD monitor

[SET] button

2 Press the shutter release button all the way.

œShooting starts.

œWhen three pictures have been taken, sequential shot shooting stops.

œRefer to page 25 for important points to consider when capturing images.

Press halfway

Press all the way

CAUTION

œ In the sequential shooting modes, the flash cannot be used.

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VIDEO CLIPS

1 Set the shooting mode to the video clip

1:05

shooting mode (see page 23).

 

2 Take a video clip.

1 Center the subject in the viewfinder, press the shutter release button halfway and hold it there.

œCamera settings such as the exposure are automatically set.

Shutter release button

LCD monitor

2 Press the shutter release button all the way.

œShooting starts.

œThe [K] indicator and the remaining shooting time indicator appear on the LCD monitor during recording.

œWhen the shutter release button is pressed again, video clip shooting stops.

œRefer to page 25 for important points to consider when capturing images.

Press halfway

Press all the way

CAUTION

œ Sound recording is not possible with this camera.

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3 PLAYBACK MODES

The three playback modes are: still image, sequential shot, and video clip. Set the appropriate playback mode before starting playback.

œStill image playback mode: For viewing still image shots.

œSequential shot playback mode: For viewing sequential shot images.

œVideo clip playback mode: For playing back video clips.

1 Set the main switch to [Ô].

œ An image appears on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the [MODE] button.

œ The Playback Settings screen is displayed.

3

Select the uppermost icon and press [c] on

[MODE]

button

 

the arrow button to select the desired

 

LCD monitor

 

playback mode.

 

 

4

 

Still image

Press the [SET] button.

playback mode

Sequential shot

 

œ The icon selected in step 3 moves to the left

playback mode

 

Video clip

 

side of the screen, and the playback mode

 

playback mode

 

setting is complete.

 

18

 

 

 

 

<Playback Settings

 

 

screen>

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1 Playback Mode menu v: Still image icon x: Sequential shot icon w: Video clip icon

Ø: Options icon

2 9-image display icon

3 Playback zoom icon

4 Image protect icon

5 Image erase icon

6 Print icon

œIn sequential shot and video

clip playback modes, the copy icon [l] is shown.

7 Data save location (folder number) and file name

8 Resolution indicator

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<Playback Settings screen>

9 Compression rate indicator

F Protect indicator

G Print setting status

H Remaining battery charge indicator

I Date and time picture was taken

B To exit the Playback Settings screen, press the [MODE] button again.

HINT

œMagnified (zoomed in) images that have been saved, as well as copied images are also viewed in still image playback mode.

œRemove the memory card to view pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory.

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PLAYING BACK STILL IMAGES

Playing back still images one by one

1 Set the playback mode to the still image playback mode (see page 29).

2 Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button.

[d]: To display the previous image. [c]: To display the next image.

Playing back several images at once (9-image display playback)

1 Set the playback mode to the still image playback mode (see page 29).

2 Press the [MODE] button.

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œ The Playback Settings screen is displayed.

3 Press the [SET] button.

œThe 9-image display appears.

œEach image is displayed with its assigned image number.

4 Use the arrow button to move the [u] mark to the desired image, and press the [SET] button.

œ The selected image is displayed full-screen.

Image

Selecting

number

mark

 

0001

0002

0003

0004

 

 

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PLAYING BACK SEQUENTIAL SHOTS

1 Set the playback mode to the sequential shot playback mode (see page 29).

2 Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button.

[d]: To display the previous image. [c]: To display the next image.

3 Press the [MODE] button.

œ The Playback Settings screen is displayed.

4 Press the [SET] button.

œThe 9-image display appears.

œEach image is displayed with its folder number.

5 Use the arrow button to move the [u] mark to the desired image, and press the [SET] button.

œ The selected image is displayed full-screen.

Sequential

 

Selecting

shots folder

mark

 

0042

0043

0044

0045

 

 

 

HINT

œTo display a different sequential shot, repeat steps 3 to 5.

œIn step 2 with the Playback Settings Screen not displayed, press [j] or [l] to change to the previous or following sequential shot respectively.

HELP

When the 9-image display is shown in step 1...

œ After step 5, perform step 2.

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PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS

1 Set the playback mode to the video clip playback mode (see page 29).

œThe 9-image display appears.

œEach image is displayed with its assigned image number.

2

 

Image

Selecting

Use the arrow button to move the [u] mark to

number

mark

 

 

the desired video clip.

0042

0043

0044

 

 

3

Press the [SET] button.

0045

 

 

 

œ The selected image is displayed full-screen.

 

 

 

4 Play back the clip.

œNormal playback

Press the [SET] button.

œPause

Press the [SET] button while the video clip is being played back. Press the [SET] button again to resume playback.

œFrame-by-frame playback

Forward: While the video clip playback is paused, press [c]. Reverse: While the video clip playback is paused, press [d].

œFast playback

2x fast playback: During normal playback, press [c]. Return to normal playback: During fast playback, press [c].

œJump

Jump to the start of the current video clip: Press [j]. Jump to the end of the current video clip: Press [l].

Jump to the start of the next video clip: While the video clip playback is paused, press [l].

Jump to the start of the previous video clip: While the video clip playback is paused, press [j].

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<Example of button operation>

Video clip 0001

Video clip 0002

Video clip 0003

Video clip start Video clip end

 

[SET] button: Play

[SET] button: Play

[G]: Jump to start of

 

 

video clip 0002

 

[H] during Pause: Jump to start of video clip 0002

 

[SET] button: Play from start of video clip 0001

[G] during Playback: Jump to start of current video clip [H] during Playback: Jump to end of current video clip

HELP

If the full-screen display appears in step 1...

œ Skip to step 4.

Is sound playback possible?

œ This digital camera has no sound playback function.

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SHOOTING SETTINGS SCREEN

1 Set the shooting mode (see page 23).

2 Press the [MODE] button.

œThe Shooting Settings screen appears on the LCD monitor.

œThe appearance of the Shooting Settings screen differs depending on the currently active shooting mode.

[MODE] button

LCD monitor

<Video clip shooting mode>

<Sequential shooting mode>

<Still image shooting mode>

 

18

W

T

1 Shooting mode menu v: Still image icon x: Sequential shot icon w: Video clip icon

Ø: Options icon

2 Flash menu

f: Automatic flash icon d: Forced flash icon j: Flash off icon

›: Red-eye reduction mode icon

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3 Resolution menu

‹: 1280 x 960 pixels icon

4: 640 x 480 pixels icon

2: 320 x 240 pixels icon

0: 160 x 120 pixels icon

4 Compression rate menu

D: Low compression icon

G: Moderate compression icon

5 Sequential shot mode menu

ø: 0.5-second interval sequential shot icon

A: AE shift sequential shot icon

6 Self-timer menu

U: Self-timer on icon

V: Self-timer off icon

7 Exposure correction icon

8 Exposure correction bar

9 Zoom icon

F Zoom bar

G Number of images remaining

In the video clip shooting mode, the remaining available recording time is shown as [minutes: seconds].

H Kindicator (only when in the video clip shooting mode)

I Macro indicator

J Remaining battery charge indicator

BTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button again.

HINT

To change the shooting mode in the Shooting Settings screen...

1Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select the shooting mode menu.

2Press [c] to select the desired shooting mode icon.

3Press the [SET] button.

œThe icon selected in the step 2 moves furthest to the left and the shooting mode changes.

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ADJUSTING THE IMAGE QUALITY

The resolution and compression rate can be changed to adjust the image quality.

Set the image resolution ([v] [x] [w])

At higher resolutions, the image quality is clear and beautiful. But because the data size is also large, the number of pictures that can be taken and the recording time becomes less. Adjust the resolution to match your needs, either for higher picture quality or for quantity.

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen (see page 35).

2 Select the resolution menu.

3 Select the desired resolution from the resolution menu.

œPress [c] on the arrow button to select the resolution.

‹: 1280 x 960 pixels icon (still image/sequential shot modes only)

4: 640 x 480 pixels icon (still image/sequential shot modes only)

2: 320 x 240 pixels icon (video clip mode only)

0: 160 x 120 pixels icon (video clip mode only)

Resolution menu

18

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4 Press the [SET] button.

œ The selected resolution is set.

BTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

HINT

œ The resolution setting is retained until you change it.

NOTE

About the resolution and compression rate (see page 39) settings

œThe image captured by a digital camera is comprised of a collection of small dots. The resolution refers to the number of these dots; the greater the number, the higher the image quality. However, at high resolutions, the volume of data increases, so the number of images that can be recorded decreases. In a digital camera, the common method to compensate for this is to compress the data. This digital camera uses JPEG compression. When JPEG compression is used and the image is returned to its original size, an extremely small portion of the data is lost. The higher the compression rate, the more of the original image is lost. For this reason, this digital camera allows you a mode by which the image quality has a top priority. This is the FINE (low compression) mode. By understanding the resolution and compression characteristics, you can select the appropriate settings that you require for your pictures.

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ADJUSTING THE IMAGE QUALITY

Changing the data size (compression rate) [v] [x]

You can set the compression rate for the captured image data. When you increase the compression rate setting, the data size becomes smaller even for pictures taken at the same resolution; at a lower compression rate, the best image quality is ensured.

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen (see page 35).

2 Select the compression rate menu.

3 Select the desired compression rate from the compression rate menu.

œPress [c] on the arrow button to select the rate.

D: Image data is stored at low compression (high quality).

Compression

rate menu

18

G: Image data is stored at moderate compression (normal quality)

4 Press the [SET] button.

œ The selected compression rate is set.

BTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

HINT

œ The compression rate setting is retained until you change it.

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TAKING PICTURES WITHOUT USING THE LCD MONITOR [v] [x] [w]

You can turn off the LCD monitor and take pictures using the viewfinder. Turning off the LCD monitor saves battery power.

1 Open the lens cover and set the main switch to [MONITOR OFF].

2 Point the camera at the subject.

3 Compose the image.

œ Look through the viewfinder and aim the

 

camera so that the light-measuring area is in

 

the center of the subject.

Shutter release button

 

4 Press the shutter release button.

Still image shooting mode

Ö see page 24, step 3.

Sequential shot shooting mode

Ö see page 27, step 4.

Video clip shooting mode

Ö see page 28, step 2.

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TAKING CLOSE-UP PICTURES (MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY) ([v] [x] [w])

Use the macro photography focus to take pictures at close range (20 to 50 cm).

1

Set the main switch to [Õ].

2

Open the lens cover.

3

Macro switch

Set the macro switch to [£].

 

œ The macro indicator [¢] appears on the LCD

 

monitor.

4

Compose the picture, and press the shutter

 

release button.

 

œ If the main switch is set to [MONITOR OFF],

 

you can take pictures without using the LCD

 

monitor (see page 40).

BTo return to normal photography, set the macro switch to its original position.

CAUTION

œDue to the distance between the viewfinder and the lens, as the camera gets closer to the subject, the image that is actually recorded becomes lower and more to the left in the viewfinder area. Therefore, it is recommended that when taking close-range pictures you compose the picture by viewing it on the LCD monitor.

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USING THE SELF-TIMER [v] [x] [w]

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen (see page 35).

2 Select the self-timer menu.

3 Select [U] from the self-timer menu.

Self-timer menu

18

œPress [c] on the arrow button to select the self-timer mode.

U: Self-timer on (the self-timer will be used)

V: Self-timer off (the self-timer will not be used)

4 Press the [SET] button.

œThe desired self-timer mode is set.

œTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

5 Take the picture.

œWhen the shutter release button is pressed, the self-timer indicator lights for about 7 seconds, after which it flashes for about 3 seconds, and then the picture is taken.

Shutter

release Self-timer button indicator

HINT

To stop the self-timer...

œPress the shutter release button while the self-timer indicator is lit. To restart it, press the shutter release button again.

To cancel the self-timer mode...

œ Select [V] in step 3, and press the [SET] button.

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USING THE FLASH [v]

The flash is used not only in dark conditions, but also when the subject is in the shade or is lit from the back. The four flash modes (automatic flash, forced flash, flash off, and red-eye reduction) allow you to select the mode appropriate for the surrounding conditions. The flash can be used only in the still image shooting mode. Note that the effective flash range is 0.5 to 2.1 m for normal photography, and 0.2 to 0.5 m for macro photography.

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen for the still image shooting mode (see page 35).

2 Select the flash menu.

Flash menu

 

18

3 Select the desired flash mode from the flash

 

menu.

 

œ Press [c] on the arrow button to select the flash

 

mode.

 

f: (automatic flash) The camera will detect

 

the brightness of the subject and use the

 

flash or not as required.

 

d: (forced flash) The flash operates with

 

every picture taken, regardless of the

 

surrounding conditions. Use this setting

 

when the subject is in the shade, under

 

backlight conditions, under fluorescent

 

lighting conditions, etc.

 

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j: (flash off) The flash will not operate even under dark conditions. Use this setting when taking a picture in a location where flash photography is prohibited, or when shooting a night landscape scene.

›: (red-eye reduction) When using the flash, the digital camera will operate in a way that reduces the red reflection (“red-eye”) in the subject’s eyes.

4 Press the [SET] button.

œThe selected flash mode is set.

œTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

5 Press the shutter release button.

œIf the main switch is set to [MONITOR OFF], you can take pictures without using the LCD monitor (see page 40).

HINT

œThe flash mode setting is retained until you change it.

œThe flash does not operate for sequential shot or video clip photography.

HELP

If the shutter button does not work...

œWhile the flash is charging, the standby indicator in the viewfinder flashes. During this time, a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter release button is pressed. Release the shutter release button and wait until the standby indicator lights to take the next picture.

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EXPOSURE CORRECTION [v] [x] [w]

You can change the brightness (exposure) of the image when you take the picture.

1

Display the Shooting Settings screen (see

 

18

 

page 35).

 

 

2

Select the exposure correction icon [Ê].

 

 

 

œ The exposure correction bar appears.

 

Exposure

 

 

 

3

 

 

correction

Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to adjust

 

bar

Make

Make

 

the exposure.

 

darker

brighter

 

 

 

œ Pressing [d] or [c] moves the pointer on the

Pointer

 

exposure correction bar to the left or right,

 

 

 

changing the exposure.

 

 

œTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

4 Take the picture.

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HINT

œThe exposure correction is canceled when the main switch is set to [Ô] or [MONITOR OFF], when the camera is turned off, or when the pointer is moved to the center position.

œMoving the pointer away from the center position will change the exposure.

Shortcut for setting the exposure correction

œAny time the Shooting Settings screen is not shown and you press [c] or [j] on the arrow button, the exposure correction icon appears, allowing you

to change the setting. (If the setting is not available, the icon will not appear.)

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USING THE ZOOM [v] [x] [w]

The subject can be enlarged (zoomed in) when you take a picture.

1

Display the Shooting Settings screen (see

 

18

 

page 35).

 

 

2

Select the zoom icon [ï].

W

T

 

 

 

œ The zoom bar appears.

 

Zoom bar

 

 

 

3

 

Make

Make

Press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to adjust

smaller

larger

 

the zoom rate.

Pointer

œTo exit the Shooting Settings screen, press the [MODE] button.

4 Take the picture.

HINT

œThe zoom is canceled when the main switch is set to [Ô] or [MONITOR OFF], when the camera is turned off, or when the pointer is moved furthest to the left.

œThe image quality will deteriorate slightly when the zoom is used.

Shortcut for setting the zoom

œAny time the Shooting Settings screen is not shown and you press [d] or [l] on the arrow button, the zoom icon appears, allowing you to change the

setting.

NOTE

œ When the resolution is set to ‹, the zoom icon will not appear.

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PLAYING IMAGES IN A SLIDE SHOW [v]

Images can be played back in slide show fashion.

1 Select the still image playback mode (see page 29).

œIf the Playback Settings screen appears, press the [MODE] button to exit it.

2 Press and hold [j] or [l] on the arrow button

 

 

until the [SLIDE SHOW] indicator appears.

 

 

œ Images are played in succession at 4-second

SLIDE

SHOW

intervals.

 

 

[j]: Images are displayed in reverse order.

 

 

[l]: Images are displayed in the normal order.

 

 

3 To stop the slide show ...

œPress the [MODE], [SET] or arrow button. [STOP] appears and the slide show ends.

STOP

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MAGNIFYING (ZOOMING IN) THE IMAGE [v] [x] [w]

The recorded images can be magnified when they are played back. In addition to still images and sequential shots, video clip images can be magnified when in the pause mode.

1 Display the image you wish to magnify.

2 Display the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

3

Select the playback zoom icon [O].

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Press the [SET] button.

 

 

œ The image is magnified and the central portion

 

 

of the original image is displayed.

 

œThe playback zoom indicator [O] appears on the LCD screen.

œPress the [SET] button to magnify the image further.

œYou can press the arrow button to view different portions of the magnified image.

œWhen the image is displayed at maximum magnification, if you press the [SET] button again, the image returns to its original size.

œYou can press the shutter release button to save the magnified portion of the displayed imaged as a separate still image.

HINT

œThe maximum degree of magnification depends on the resolution of the image.

NOTE

œ A video clip cannot be played back when it is magnified.

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COPYING IMAGES [x] [w]

You can select an image from a sequential shot or video clip, copy it, and save it as a still image.

1

Play back a sequential shot or video clip, and

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display the desired image.

 

2

Display the Playback Settings screen (see

 

 

page 29).

 

3

Select the copy icon [l].

 

4

Press the [SET] button.

 

 

œ The Copy screen appears.

COPY?

 

[YES]: Saves the displayed image as a still

 

YES

 

image.

 

EXIT

[EXIT]: Cancels the copy procedure, and returns the display to the Playback Settings screen.

5 Press the [SET] button.

œ[PROCESSING] appears, and the display returns to the copy screen.

œThe image is copied and saved.

HINT

œ After the image is copied, the original image remains unchanged.

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PROTECTING/ERASING IMAGE DATA

Images that you no longer want to keep can be erased from the card. In addition, you can protect stored image data from accidental erasure with the protect function.

œTo protect and delete data stored in the camera’s internal memory, do not insert a memory card.

Image data protect

Still images and sequential shots are protected one frame at a time, and video clips are protected one clip at a time.

1 Display the image that you want to protect from accidental erasure.

2 Display the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

3 Select the protect icon [É].

4 Press the [SET] button.

 

 

 

œ The [LOCK?] indicator appears.

 

LOCK?

 

[YES]: The image data is locked and cannot

 

 

ª

YES

º

be erased.

 

EXIT

 

[EXIT]: The protect setting is not changed, and the display returns to the Playback Settings screen.

œIf the image data has already been locked, [UNLOCK?] appears.

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5 Select [YES], and press the [SET] button.

œThe image data is locked.

œImages that are protected appear with the protect indicator [Ñ].

UNLOCK?

ªYES º EXIT

CAUTION

œEven if images are protected, they will be erased if reformatting is performed (see page 19).

HINT

To continue setting the protect mode for other image data...

œAfter step 5, press [d] or [c] to display the desired image, and repeat step

4.

To cancel the protect mode for an image...

œDisplay the image you wish to unlock, and perform steps 2 to 5. The protect indicator disappears, and the image is unlocked.

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PROTECTING/ERASING IMAGE DATA

Erase unneeded data

Images and video clips can be erased one frame at a time, or groups can be erased one group at a time.

1

Display the data that you want to erase.

 

2

Display the Playback Settings screen (see

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3

Select the erase icon [q].

 

4 Press the [SET] button.

œ The Erase Mode Selection screen appears.

<To erase still images>

[ONE ERASE]: Erases one still image at a time.

[GROUP ERASE]: Erases all the still images.

[EXIT]: Returns to the Playback Settings screen.

<To erase sequential shots>

[ONE ERASE]: Erases one still image at a time.

[GROUP ERASE]: Erases the entire folder for the sequential shot display (the data for the other sequential shots remains).

[EXIT]: Returns to the Playback Settings screen.

ERASE

ONE ERASE

GROUP ERASE EXIT

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<To erase video clips>

[ONE ERASE]: Erases all the images in the displayed video clip.

[GROUP ERASE]: Erases all the video clips.

[EXIT]: Returns to the Playback Settings screen.

5 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to select

 

 

 

the desired erase mode, and press the [SET]

 

 

 

button.

ERASE

ONE?

œ The Erase Confirmation screen appears.

o

YES

p

[YES]: The selected data will be erased.

 

EXIT

 

 

 

[EXIT]: The selected data is not erased, and

 

 

 

the display returns to the Erase Mode

 

 

 

Selection screen.

 

 

 

6 Select [YES], and press the [SET] button.

 

 

 

<If [ONE ERASE] was selected>

NO

IMAGE

œ [ERASING] appears while the data is being

º

 

0

 

 

3

erased.

 

 

1

 

 

 

<If [GROUP ERASE] was selected>

 

 

 

œThe Erase Confirmation screen appears once more. Select [YES], and press the [SET] button to erase the data.

œWhen all the data has been erased, [NO IMAGE] appears on the screen.

HINT

To continue erasing other image data...

œAfter step 5, press [d] or [c] on the arrow button to display the desired image, and repeat step 6.

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COPYING TO THE CARD

You can copy internal memory data to the card.

1 Insert a card and display the Shooting

Shooting mode menu

Settings screen.

œThe following steps can also be performed from the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

2 Select [Ø] from the shooting mode menu.

3 Press the [SET] button.

œ The Options screen appears.

4 Select [COPY TO CF], and press the [SET] button.

œThe Card Copy screen appears.

[COPY]: Data will be copied to the card.

[EXIT]: The data will not be copied.

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CLOCK

SET

LANGUAGE

REFORMAT

BEEP

 

COPYTO

CF

COPY TO CF

COPY

EXIT

5 Select [COPY], and press the [SET] button.

œCopying begins.

œWhen copying has completed, the display returns to the Options screen.

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USING WITH A COMPUTER

Install the software on the included CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack) before connecting the camera to a computer. The camera can be accessed as an external drive when connected to a computer. See the Sanyo Software Pack instruction manual for more information about software installation.

1 Turn off your digital camera (see page 21).

2 Connect the camera plug of the dedicated USB interface cable to the camera, and the computer plug to the computer.

To USB terminal

To USB connector

3 Open the camera lens cover.

HINT

œWhen the digital camera is connected to a computer, no image is shown on the camera’s LCD monitor.

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PRESERVING THE RECORDED IMAGES

Saving images

The captured pictures can be saved by downloading to your computer’s hard disk, or by printing through a lab service.

œTo save images to a computer, please see the instruction manual of the Sanyo Software Pack (included CD-ROM).

œTo use a lab service, please contact a digital print service for digital cameras or access an Internet print service.

Data formats

The format of data saved on the card or into the internal memory, as well as the method of determining file names, are explained below.

œ Still image data

Data format:

JPEG

File name structure: File name starts with SANY, with extension .jpg.

 

Ex.: SANYxxxx.jpg

 

xxxx represents the sequential number assigned to

 

the recorded image.

œ Sequential shot image data

Data format:

JPEG

File name structure: File name starts with SEQT, with extension .jpg.

 

Ex.: SEQTxxyy.jpg

 

xx represents the sequential shot folder number (2

 

digits)

 

yy represents the sequential number assigned to the

 

recorded image (2 digits)

œ Video clip data

 

Data format:

QuickTime Movie

File name structure: File name starts with VCLP, with extension .mov. Ex.: VCLPxxxx.mov

xxxx represents the sequential number assigned to the recorded image.

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Directory configuration of recorded data

MISC (DPOF file location)

ROOT

 

 

 

 

DCIM

 

 

 

 

100SANDS

 

 

 

 

 

SANY0001.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folder number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY0002.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY0003.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Card information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

data storage

 

 

101SANDS

 

SANY1001.jpg

 

SANY0004.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY1002.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

location)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY1999.jpg

 

 

SANY0998.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY0999.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102SANDS

 

 

SANY2001.jpg

 

 

SEQT0001

 

 

SEQT0101.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANY2002.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEQT0102.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files will be stored in the 100SANDS folder until

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEQT0103.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up to 999 still images, 99 sequential shot folders,

 

 

VCLP

 

 

 

VCLP0001.mov

 

or 999 video clips have been recorded. Once this

 

 

 

 

 

VCLP0002.mov

 

limit has been reached, if more files are stored, a

 

 

 

 

 

 

new 101SANDS folder is created and the files are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File name

stored in this. Newly created folders are named in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sequence, as 102SANDS, 103SANDS, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

Do not modify card data using your computer

œImages recorded with the digital camera are assigned file names and saved in specific folders based on the system explained above. For this reason, if you use a commercial card adapter or the like to modify the file names directly from your computer, the digital camera may not be able to play back the images or may otherwise not work properly.

NOTE

About video clip data recorded with the digital camera

œVideo clips can be played back with QuickTime Ver. 3.0 or higher, from Apple Computer, Inc. QuickTime 5.0 for Windows/Macintosh is available on the included CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack).

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REQUESTING PRINTING

You can have phtographs made of the still images using a printer or taking them to a shop that provides digital print services.

To have images from sequential shots and video clips printed, the images must first be copied and saved as still images (see page 50). Also, to print images that are stored in the internal memory, first copy the images to a card (see page 55) and follow the steps below.

1 Insert a card and display the still image you wish to have printed (see page 31).

2 Display the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

3 Select the print icon [n].

100-0046

4 Press the [SET] button.

œThe Print Setting screen appears.

[STD PRINT]: To print one image on one

sheet.

[ALL CLEAR]: To clear the print settings.

[EXIT]: To return to the Playback Settings screen.

PRINT SETTING

STD

PRINT

0

ALL

CLEAR

 

EXIT

 

 

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5 Select [STD PRINT], and press the [SET]

 

 

 

button.

 

 

 

œ The Copies Printout screen appears.

STD

PRINT

j

 

0

œ Press [d] or [c] to continue settings for other

 

 

l

images.

 

 

 

6 Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to specify the number of prints.

œ The number of prints can be set from 0 to 10.

7 Press the [SET] button.

œThis completes the setting for the number of prints.

œThe display returns to the Print Setting screen.

œTo continue setting the number of prints for the other image data, repeat steps 5 to 7.

HINT

To clear the print settings...

œIn step 4 select [ALL CLEAR], and press the [SET] button. A confirmation screen appears. Select [YES], press the [SET] button, and the print settings will be cleared.

NOTE

œThis digital camera conforms to DPOF standards, so if the card is taken to a shop that handles the DPOF standard, you can specify—using your digital camera—the number of prints and whether to include the date on the prints.

œThe quality of the prints will differ depending on the print service and the printing equipment.

œFor more information about printing images, please consult a shop providing digital print services.

About the DPOF standard

œDPOF is one of the print order standards. The print specifications can be set using the digital camera, and very efficient prints can be produced. It also enables the use of DPOF-compatible printers.

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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME

The clock in the digital camera records the date and time that a picture is taken and can display it during playback. To display the date and time when playing back images, the date and time settings must be completed before the pictures are taken.

Example: To set the clock to 7:30 p.m., August 28, 2002

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen.

Shooting mode menu

œ The following steps can also be performed from

 

18

 

 

the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

 

 

2 Select [Ø] from the shooting mode menu.

 

 

3 Press the [SET] button.

 

 

œ The Options screen appears.

CLOCK

SET

 

LANGUAGE

 

REFORMAT

 

BEEP

 

 

COPYTO

CF

4 Select [CLOCK SET], and press the [SET] button.

œThe Clock Set screen appears.

œThe current date and time settings are shown.

CLOCK SET

2001/06/01

00:00

ON Y/M/D

EXIT

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5 Set the date.

œThe date is set in YEAR Ö MONTH Ö DAY order.

1Press the [SET] button.

œ The year indication changes to orange. [j]: The number decreases.

[l]: The number increases.

[SET] button or [d] [c]: Moves to the next item.

2After the date has been set, press the [SET] button.

CLOCK SET

j 2001/06/01

l

CLOCK SET

2002/08/28

00:00

ON Y/M/D

EXIT

6 Set the time.

œThe time is set in HOUR Ö MINUTE order.

1Press [l] on the arrow button to select the [TIME] indication.

2Press the [SET] button.

œ The hour indication changes to orange.

[j]: The number decreases. [l]: The number increases.

[SET] button or [c]: Moves to the next item.

CLOCK SET

2002/08/28

00:00

ON Y/M/D

EXIT

CLOCK SET

j 19:00 l

3After the minute has been set, press the [SET] button.

œ The display returns to the screen in step 1.

CLOCK SET

2002/08/28

19:30

ON Y/M/D

EXIT

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SETTING THE DATE AND TIME

7 Set the date display.

CLOCK SET

1Press [l] to select [DISP].

2002/08/28

 

19:30

 

ON

Y/M/D

 

EXIT

 

2Press the [SET] button.

œ The current indication changes to orange.

3Press [l].

œEach time [l] is pressed, the display changes in the following order:

œEach time [j] is pressed, the display changes in the reverse order.

œIf “OFF” is selected, the date is not shown during playback.

4After selecting the date display, press the [SET] button.

œ The display returns to the screen in step 1.

CLOCK SET

j

ON Y/M/D

l

CLOCK SET

2002/08/28

19:30

ON Y/M/D

EXIT

8 Select [EXIT], and press the [SET] button.

œThe date and time settings are completed, and the display returns to the screen in step 3.

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HINT

If the date and time are not set...

œJune 1, 2001, 00:00 (midnight) becomes the set time, and during playback the displayed time will show as “2001/06/01 00:00”.

To correct the date and time setting

1On the screen in step 4, press [l] on the arrow button to select the line you wish to correct.

2Press [c] to select the indication you wish to correct.

3Press [j] or [l] on the arrow button to correct the indication.

4Press the [SET] button.

Check the clock after changing the batteries.

œWhen you replace the batteries, the internal clock setting is usually backed up for up to 15 minutes. However, depending on how long the batteries have been used, in some cases the date and time setting may be cleared. For this reason, after changing the batteries and before taking pictures, it is recommended that you check that the clock setting is correct (steps 1 through 4).

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SETTING THE OPERATION SOUND

You can set whether or not the operation confirmation sound (beep) is heard when the shutter release, [SET], [MODE], or other button is pressed.

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen.

Shooting mode menu

œ The following steps can also be performed from

 

18

 

 

the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

 

 

2 Select [Ø] from the shooting mode menu.

 

 

3 Press the [SET] button.

CLOCK

SET

 

œ The Options screen appears.

LANGUAGE

 

REFORMAT

 

BEEP

 

 

COPYTO

CF

4 Select [BEEP], and press the [SET] button.

œ The Beep Sound Setting screen appears.

[ALL]: A beep is heard when any button is pressed.

[SHUTTER]: A beep is heard only when the shutter release button is pressed.

[OFF]: The beep sound is turned off.

5 Select the beep sound setting, and press the [SET] button.

œThe beep sound is set, and the display returns to the Options screen.

BEEP

ALL SHUTTER

OFF

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HINT

œThe beep sound setting is retained even if the main switch is set to [Ô] or [MONITOR OFF], or if the power is turned off.

œThe beep sound volume cannot be adjusted.

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CHANGING THE DISPLAY LANGUAGE

You can select from the following languages for the LCD monitor display:

Japanese, English (initial setting), French, German, Spanish

1 Display the Shooting Settings screen.

Shooting mode menu

œ The following steps can also be performed from

18

 

the Playback Settings screen (see page 29).

 

2 Select [Ø] from the shooting mode menu.

3 Press the [SET] button.

œ The Options screen appears.

CLOCK

SET

LANGUAGE

REFORMAT

BEEP

 

COPYTO

CF

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4 Select [LANGUAGE], and press the [SET] button.

œThe Language Setting screen appears.

œSelect from Japanese, English, French, German, and Spanish.

5 Select the language, and press the [SET] button.

œThe display language is set, and the display returns to the Options screen.

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH FRANCAIS DEUTSCH ESPAÑOL

HINT

œThe display language setting is retained even if the main switch is set to [Ô] or [MONITOR OFF], or if the power is turned off.

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CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE

The remaining battery charge can be confirmed on the LCD monitor, and it is recommended that you check it before taking pictures. For information on the battery operation time, please see “Battery Operation” on page 79.

1 Set the main switch to [Ô] or [Õ].

œ If the main switch is set to [Õ], open the lens cover.

2 Select any shooting or playback mode other than [Ø].

œThe remaining battery charge is indicated in the lower-right corner of the LCD monitor.

Battery indication

Remaining charge

 

 

No indication

From full to about 1/4 full

 

 

èç

From about 1/2 full to less than 1/4 full

 

 

 

Replace the batteries. It will soon be impossible to

êç

take pictures. (When this status is reached, the

indication will be displayed continually on the LCD

 

 

monitor.)

 

 

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HELP

If the LCD monitor suddenly turns off...

œWhen taking pictures using the LCD monitor and the battery charge becomes low, the LCD monitor may turn off briefly. This is to suppress battery power consumption when the flash is recharging. When the flash has recharged, the LCD monitor will turn on again.

HINT

œDepending on the characteristics of the batteries, the [èç] indication may appear prematurely when the temperature is low. The indication may also change depending on the surrounding temperature and other conditions, so therefore should be thought of as a general indication of the remaining battery charge.

œThe remaining battery indication is displayed as above only when alkaline batteries (supplied) are used. The indication is not correctly displayed when Ni-Cd or other batteries are used.

œBattery life may differ even among batteries of the same type.

œBattery consumption differs depending on the shooting conditions (how many times the flash is used, whether or not the LCD monitor is used) and surrounding conditions (low temperatures below 10°C), and the number of pictures that can be taken changes significantly.

NOTE

œIt is recommended that spare batteries be kept on hand when traveling, at weddings, etc., and in cold weather conditions when battery consumption is high. In cold outdoor environments (when skiing, for example) the batteries can be kept warm by keeping them in your pocket.

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CHECKING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF IMAGES AND RECORDING TIME

For information about the card’s and internal memory’s capacity, please see “Possible No. of Images/possible Shooting Time” on page 80.

œTo check the number of pictures or time remaining in the camera’s internal memory, do not insert a memory card.

1 Set the main switch to [Õ].

2 Open the lens cover.

œSelect any shooting mode other than [Ø].

œThe remaining number of images appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor (for the still image and sequential shot shooting modes).

œThe remaining video recording time appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor (for the video clip shooting mode).

œThe remaining number of images and video clips differs depending on the resolution and compression rate settings.

œWhen the indication for the remaining number of images or video clips becomes 0, no more images can be recorded. To record more images, either replace the card with another one, or save the recorded card data (see page 57) and then erase the card (see page 53).

œEven when the indication for the remaining number of images or video clips becomes 0, in some cases further recording may be possible if you change the shooting mode, lower the resolution (see page 37), and/or increase the compression rate (see page 39).

<Still image shooting mode>

18

<Sequential shot shooting mode>

18

<Video clip shooting mode>

1:05

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Problem

Cause & Solution

P.

 

The power does

The batteries are consumed.

 

 

not turn on.

Replace with new batteries.

 

 

 

The batteries are not inserted correctly.

 

 

 

Reinsert the batteries, making sure the polarity

15

 

 

(+ and –) is as indicated.

 

 

 

 

 

The battery compartment cover is not fully closed.

 

 

 

Close the battery compartment cover

 

Power

 

completely.

 

 

Due to cold temperatures, the batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

temporarily lost their power.

69

 

 

Place the batteries in your pocket, for example,

 

 

 

 

 

to warm them up before using them.

 

 

The power

The AC adapter (sold separately;

 

 

saving function

VAR-G5U/E/EX) is connected to the camera.

 

 

does not

This is not a malfunction. When the AC adapter

 

activate.

is connected to the camera, the power saving

 

 

 

feature will not activate for at least 30 minutes.

 

 

The picture is

The power is not turned on.

 

 

not taken when

When the power save function is active, press

22

 

the shutter

the [MODE] button, or press the shutter

 

 

 

release button

release button once to restore the power.

 

 

is pressed.

The standby indicator is flashing (the camera is

 

 

 

preparing to take a picture).

21

 

 

Wait until the standby indicator lights to take

Shooting

 

 

 

the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The memory is full (the standby indicator flashes

 

 

 

quickly, and the remaining images indication on

 

 

 

the LCD monitor shows “0”.)

 

 

 

Replace the card.

17

 

 

Remove the card and use the internal memory.

 

 

 

Or, when using the internal memory, insert a

 

 

 

card.

 

 

 

Erase unneeded pictures to free some memory.

53

 

 

Save the pictures you want to keep before

57

 

 

erasing data.

 

 

 

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TROUBLESHOOTING

Shooting

LCD monitor

Problem

Cause & Solution

P.

The flash does

The flash off mode is set.

 

not work.

Set the flash to the forced flash mode or

43

 

automatic flash mode.

 

 

The camera has detected that the subject is bright

 

 

enough and does not require the flash.

 

This is not a malfunction. Take the picture as is.

 

 

The batteries are consumed.

15

 

Replace with new batteries.

 

 

The brightness

The exposure may not change in some instances,

 

doesn’t change

depending on the surrounding brightness.

 

in AE shift shots.

This is not a malfunction.

 

Flare (lines or

Flare may appear in pictures where the subject is

patterns of light)

lit from behind.

 

appears in the

Avoid photographing subjects that are

 

picture.

positioned in front of bright light sources.

 

When used in

A phenomenon due to the characteristics of the

 

cold weather,

liquid crystals.

 

the image may

This is not a malfunction. The dots appear on

 

seem to leave

the LCD monitor screen but are not recorded in

 

traces as it

the image.

 

moves.

 

 

Shining red,

A phenomenon due to the characteristics of the

 

blue or green

liquid crystals.

dots appear on

This is not a malfunction. The dots appear on

 

the screen, or

the LCD monitor screen but are not recorded in

 

small black dots

the image.

 

are visible.

 

 

The area

A phenomenon due to the construction of the

 

around the LCD

internal parts.

 

monitor is warm.

This is not a malfunction.

 

When taking a

The main switch is set to [MONITOR OFF].

 

picture, the

Set the main switch to [Õ].

 

image is not

 

23

displayed on

 

 

 

the LCD

 

 

monitor.

 

 

The playback

The main switch is not set to [Ô].

 

image is not

Set the main switch to [Ô].

29

displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Viewing images

Problem

Cause & Solution

P.

The focus does

The subject is too close to the camera.

 

not work.

The macro switch setting is not correct.

 

 

For distances between 20 and 50 cm, set the

 

 

macro switch to [£] (macro photography). For

41

 

subjects at least 50 cm from the camera, set

 

 

the macro switch to normal photography (no

 

 

macro photography indication).

 

 

The camera moved when the shutter release

24

 

button was pressed.

 

27

 

Hold the camera correctly, and slowly press

 

28

 

the shutter release button.

 

 

 

The lens is dirty.

24

 

Clean the lens.

 

 

The image is

The flash was blocked by a finger or the like.

 

too dark.

Hold the camera correctly, making sure the

24

 

flash is not obstructed.

 

 

The subject was too far away.

 

 

Take the picture within the effective flash range.

43

 

The subject was lit from behind.

 

 

 

Use the forced flash mode.

 

 

Correct the exposure.

45

The image is

The forced flash mode was set.

 

too bright.

Select a flash mode other than the forced flash

43

 

mode.

 

 

The subject was too bright.

 

Change the angle of the camera.

 

 

 

Correct the exposure.

45

The colors of

This is due to ambient lighting.

 

images taken

Take the picture using the forced flash mode.

43

indoors are not

 

 

 

correct.

 

 

 

 

 

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Problem

Cause & Solution

P.

 

A part of the

The lens was blocked by a finger or the

 

 

picture is

hand-strap.

24

 

missing.

Hold the camera correctly, and make sure the

 

 

 

 

lens is not obstructed.

 

 

 

The picture was taken at close range.

 

 

 

When the subject is close to the camera, use

41

 

 

the LCD monitor to confirm the composition of

 

 

 

 

 

the picture.

 

images

No image ([?]

This may happen when trying to play back

 

is displayed.)

images on a card recorded with a different digital

31

 

 

 

camera.

32

Viewing

number seems

Play back pictures from a card recorded using

33

This is not a malfunction.

 

 

 

this camera.

 

 

An image

The image with the number was erased.

 

 

to be missing in

 

 

the 9-multiple

 

 

 

display

 

 

 

[NO IMAGE]

There is no image for the selected mode.

29

 

appears.

Select a playback mode for which images exist.

53

 

Vertical stripes

When sequential shots or video clips are taken of

 

 

are present in

a bright subject, vertical stripes may occur on the

 

the image.

LCD monitor and recorded image.

 

 

 

 

This is not a malfunction.

 

 

[MEMORY

There is not enough available internal memory or

 

 

FULL] appears.

memory on the card.

53

 

[CARD FULL]

Erase unnecessary images. When copying a

 

55

 

appears.

card, erase unnecessary images on the card

 

 

Other

 

you wish to copy data to.

 

 

Replace the card.

17

[PROTECTED]

Images are protected.

 

 

appears and

Remove the protection.

 

 

images can’t be

 

51

 

erased.

 

 

 

 

 

Some images

 

 

 

can’t be erased.

 

 

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Problem

Cause & Solution

P.

 

The camera

A temporary internal circuitry problem may be the

 

 

cannot be

cause.

 

 

operated.

Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a

 

 

 

few minutes, then reinstall the batteries and try

 

 

 

again.

 

 

[SYSTEM

A problem has occurred within the camera or card.

 

 

ERROR] is

Try the following measures.

 

Other

displayed.

1Remove the card, and then install it again.

 

 

2Remove the batteries, and then install them

 

again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3Remove the batteries, wait about 1 hour, and

 

 

 

then install them again.

 

 

 

4Install a different card.

 

 

 

If the [SYSTEM ERROR] message still

 

 

 

appears after the above measures are

 

 

 

performed, take the camera to a dealer for

 

 

 

service.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Digital Camera

Type

CCD digital camera (recording and playback)

Recording system

Digital recording

 

 

Image file format

Still images: JPEG format (DCF and DPOF

 

compliant)

 

Note: Designed mainly by Japan Electronic

 

Industry Development Association (JEIDA),

 

DCF (Design rules for camera file system) is

 

standard for digital still camera image files to

 

provide interoperability between digital

 

photography devices for the images stored

 

on removable memory cards. However, it is

 

not guaranteed that all devices will support

 

the DCF standard.

 

Video clips: QuickTime Movie

 

 

Data storage media

Internal memory: 2MB

 

(for image storage: about 1MB)

 

External memory: CompactFlash (Type I only)

 

 

Image sensor

1/2.8 inch frame transfer CCD, image pickup

 

elements: about 1,360,000 pixels (effective about

 

1,300,000 pixels), progressive scan, primary color

 

filter

Recording resolution

1,280 x 960 pixels

 

(still images and sequential shots only)

 

640 x 480 pixels

 

(still images and sequential shots only)

 

320 x 240 pixels (video clips only)

 

160 x 120 pixels (video clips only)

Video clip frame rate

15 fps

 

 

Data compression

FINE (low compression) (still images and

 

sequential shots only)

 

NORM (moderate compression) (still images and

 

sequential shots only)

 

 

White balance

Full-auto TTL

Lens

f=5.7mm Fixed (35mm film camera conversion

 

f=38mm) 5 groups, 5 elements

 

 

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Aperture

 

F2.8, F5.6 (automatic)

Exposure control type

Aperture and shutter programmable exposure

 

 

 

control

 

 

 

Exposure correction available from the Shooting

 

 

 

Setting Screen

Range

 

50 cm to infinity (normal photography),

 

 

 

20 cm to 50 cm (macro photography)

Digital zoom

For shooting

 

 

 

Resolution 4: 1x to 2.0x

 

 

 

Resolution 20: 1x to 4.0x

 

 

 

For playback

 

 

 

1x to 20x (varies with the resolution)

 

 

 

 

Shutter

 

Still image shooting mode: 1/4 to 1/500 sec. (Flash:

 

 

 

1/30 to 1/500 sec.) and Sequential shot video clip

 

 

 

shooting modes: 1/30 to 1/500 sec.

 

 

 

Sensitivity

Auto (equivalent to ISO20 to 100)

Viewfinder

Optical direct image viewfinder

 

 

 

LCD monitor

1.5 inch low temperature polysilicon TFT color

 

 

 

liquid crystal

LCD monitor pixels

Approx. 110,000 pixels

 

 

 

Flash working range

0.5m to 2.1m (normal shooting),

 

 

 

0.2m to 0.5m (macro shooting)

Flash modes

Auto-flash, forced flash, flash off, and red-eye

 

 

 

reduction

Focus

 

Pan focus

Self-timer

 

10-second delay

 

 

 

Time/date

Recorded with image data (automatic calendar

 

 

 

from 2000 to 2037)

 

 

 

 

Ambient

 

Temperature

0 to 40°C (operation), –20 to 60°C (storage)

environ-

 

 

 

 

Humidity

30 to 90% (operation, no condensation),

ment

 

 

10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)

 

 

 

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Power

Battery

4

AA alkaline batteries

supply

 

also:

 

 

4

AA Ni-Cd batteries (Sanyo N-3US)

 

 

4

AA Ni-MH batteries (Sanyo HR-3USV)

 

 

2 lithium batteries (CR-V3)

 

 

œ Manganese batteries cannot be used.

 

 

 

 

AC adapter

VAR-G5EX (for VPC-R1EX)

 

(sold

VAR-G5E (for VPC-R1E)

 

separately)

VAR-G5U (for VPC-R1)

 

 

 

Dimensions

121 (W) x 65 (H) x 38 (D) mm

Weight

Approx. 180 g (without batteries and card)

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera Connectors

USB terminal

USB connector

USB port

DC IN (external DC

DC 7.0 V (for exclusive use with separately sold AC

power input) terminal

adapter)

 

 

 

Battery Operation

Shooting

980 images:

LCD monitor off, images captured in

 

 

20-second intervals, and flash used 1

 

 

in 3 times

 

350 images: LCD monitor on, images captured in

 

 

20-second intervals, and flash used 1

 

 

in 3 times

Playback

5 h. 30 min.:

LCD monitor on, and continuous

 

 

playback

 

 

 

œUntil batteries run out when using a 32 MB CompactFlash card (KA-DSM-C32G) and batteries (fully charged) at a 20°C ambient temperature.

œThe time of operation may vary depending on the conditions of the batteries and the conditions of use. Especially when used at temperatures below 10°C, the battery operation time is drastically reduced.

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Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time

This table shows the possible number of images and possible shooting times when using a commercially available 32MB CompactFlash card and the internal memory.

Shooting

 

 

Internal memory

CompactFlash (32MB)

Resolution

Compression

 

 

 

 

mode

One

Total

One

Total

 

 

 

 

 

shooting

shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

2

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still image

 

G

3

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

D

10

334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

15

505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

2

2

3

80

Sequential

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

3

3

3

125

shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

D

3

10

3

334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

3

15

3

505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3 sec.

15 sec.

1 min.

 

59 sec.

Video clip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

7 sec.

30 sec.

4 min.

 

 

38 sec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One shooting: Maximum no. of images, shooting time when the shutter release

 

 

button is pressed once.

 

 

 

Total: Maximum no. of images, shooting time that can be stored.

œEven with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc.

œProducts are subject to change in design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligation.

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ICON INDEX

Shooting mode display

b Shooting settings indicators

v Still image icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 35 x Sequential shot icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 35 w Video clip icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 35 Ø Options icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ê Exposure correction icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ï Zoom icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ¢ Macro indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 41 K Recording indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 41

Playback mode display

b Image information indicators

‹420 Resolution indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 DG Compression indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Ñ Protect indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 52 n Print setting status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 59 O Playback zoom indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Camera condition indicators

º No card icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 çé Remaining battery charge indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 35, 69

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