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DC-M50

digital camera user's guide

SYSTEM REQUIREMETS WINDOWS

0 Prof./ï WindowsÆ98Me / WindowsÆXP

ï32 MB RAM

ï110 MB free memory capacity

ïVGA color monitor

ïCD ROM drive

ïUSB

SYSTEM REQUIREMETS

IMac,iBook,G3 blue&white series,G4 series

ïMacOS 9.0~10.1.3

ï64 MB RAM or higher

ï110 MB free memory capacity

ïVGA color monitor

ïCD ROM drive

ïUSB

Take the time to read through this instruction manual so you can enjoy all your cameraís features.

Canada

Industry Canada (IC)

Unintentional emitter per ICES-003 /NMB-003

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.

Le prÈsent appareil numÈrique n'Èmet pas de bruits radioÈlectriques dÈpassant les limites applicables aux appareils numÈriques de Classe B prescrites dans le rËglement sur le brouillage radioÈlectrique ÈdictÈ par Industrie Canada.

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Regulatory compliance statements

United States of America

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15

This device 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 or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and 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:

ïReorient or relocate the receiving antenna

ïIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver

ïConnect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Compliance Accessories: The compliance accessories associated with this equipment are shipped with it. These accessories are required to be used in order to ensure compliance with FCC rules. Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.

FCC declaration of conformity

Responsible party: Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

(605) 232-2000Fax: (605)232-2023

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Digital Camera

DC-M50

Tested To Comply

With FCC

Standards

FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

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 recieved, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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

Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.

Caution

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.

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FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE

Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this product.

This is a descriptive statement that warns of the result if the instructions are ignored or not understood.

WARNING

Batteries may become hot or explode due to improper use.

ïUse only the batteries specified in this instruction manual.

ïDo not install the batteries with the polarity (+/-)reversed.

ïDo not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble.

ïDo not mix batteries of different types, brands, ages or charge levels.

ïFollow local regulations for battery disposal.

Use caution, accidents may occur when using this product near young children. Keep batteries or things that could be swallowed away from young children. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed. Immediately remove the batteries and discontinue use if:

ïThe camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior is exposed.

ïThe product emits a strange smell, heat, or smoke.

Do not walk while looking at the monitor.

Do not disassemble. Electric shock may occur if a high voltage circuit inside the camera is touched.

ïDo not use batteries which show wear or damaged.

ïDo not expose batteries to fire, high temperature environment, water or moist places.

ïDo not store the batteries nearby metalic products.

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ïNever charge alkaline batteries.

ïDo not use leaking batteries. If fluid from the batteries gets in your eyes, immediately rinse eyes with lots of fresh water and contact the doctor.If fluid from the batteries makes contact with your skin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly.

ïDo not fire the flash directly into the eyes or at vehicle operators. It may cause eyesight injury or cause an accident.

ïDo not use the camera in a humid environment, or operate with wet hands. If any liquid flows into the camera, immediately remove the power supply (including batteries and adapter) and discontinue use. Or it may cause electric shock.

ïDo not use the camera near flammable gases or liquids or use them to clean the camera like gasoline,benzine,or paint thinner. Or it may cause an explosion or fire.

ïDo not just pull on the power cord while unplugging from the outlet on the wall. Holding the adapter plug unit is recommend.

ïDo not continue to use if the camera has an odor, or smoke. Immediately remove the power supply taking care not to burn yourself.

Contact Gateway when repairs are required.

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CAUTION

The temperature of the camera rises with extended periods of use. Use cautiously when handling the camera or removing the batteries and Compact FlashÆ card.

ïDo not leave the camera in places subject to extermely high temperatures, like a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other places of high temperature.

ïExposure to high temperature may adversely affect the internal components of the camera.

ïAlways unplug the camera from the power supply for safety purposes when the camera is not in use for long periods.

ïAllowing dust to accumulate in the camera over a long period is hazardous as extreme circumstances may cause a fire. It is best to clean the camera prior to seasonal periods of high humidity.

ïConsult Gateway for information on the cost of cleaning your camera.

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Check the packing list before you begin. If some parts are missing, contact your Gateway.

ïGateway DC-M505MP Digital Camera (x 1)

ïAA-sizeAlkaline Batteries (x 4)

ïVideo Cable (x 1)

ïHand Strap (x 1)

ïCamera Case (x 1)

ïUSB Cable (x 1)

ï32 MB CompactFlash Card (x 1)

ïSoftware and Documentation on CD-ROM:

USB Driver Software for Windows Æ 98 / Windows Æ 98 SE / Windows Æ 2000 / Windows Æ XP and Mac OS 9.0~10.1.3

Instruction Manual (PDF) Windows Æ /Macintosh

Photo Impression, Video Impression

ï Documentation (Printed)

Warranty Card (x 1)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE . . . . . . . . . . .4 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 NAMES OF PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 CAMERA BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 INSIDE THE TERMINAL COVER . . . . . .14 BOTTOM OF BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 DATA PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 VIEWFINDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

QUICK REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 TAKING PICTURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 MONITORING THE CAPTURED IMAGES . .20 DELETING IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

PREPARATION

ATTACHING THE HAND STRAP . . . . . . . . . .24 INSERTING THE BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CHECKING THE BATTERY POWER . . .27

AUTO POWER OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 USING THE DC

ADAPTER (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . .28 INSERTING/REMOVING THE COMPACT FLASH (CF) CARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

INSERTING THE CF CARD . . . . . . . . . . .29 REMOVING THE CF CARD . . . . . . . . . . .30

TAKING PICTURES

BASIC RECORDING PROCEDURE. . . . . . . . .33 THE RECORDING MODE DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 THE DISPLAY OF THE CAMERA SETTINGS .36 ADJUSTING THE FOCUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

FOCUS LAMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

FOCUS DISTANCE IN THE AUTOFOCUS

 

MODE (Minimum Focus Distance)....................

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THE SUBJECT THAT IS DIFFICULT TO

 

FOCUS

 

 

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IN THE AUTOFOCUS MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 WHEN THE SUBJECT IS NOT IN THE CENTER OF THE FRAME

(Focus Lock Function) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 ADJUSTING THE FOCUS DISTANCE . . . .40 CLOSE UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 ADJUSTING THE FOCUS AREA . . . . . . . .43 FLASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 FLASH RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 SELECTING THE FLASH MODE . . . . . . .45 FLASH LAMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..46

ADVANCED OPERATIONS

P/A/S/M EXPOSURE

EXPOSURE MODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 DIGITAL ZOOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 BURST IMAGE CAPTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 SELF-TIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54ISO SETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 EXPOSURE COMPENSATION . . . . . . . . . . ..57

MOVIE CLIP SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 12

MOVIE CLIP PLAYBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 MOVIE CLIP SETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 VOICE RECORDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 VOICE PLAYBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

SPECIFYING THE RECORDING MODE

SPECIFYING THE RECORDING MODE . . . .64 THE RECORDING MODE MENU DISPLAY (LCD Monitor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 RECORDING MODE MENU ITEMS . . . .64 SPECIFYING IMAGE QUALITY MODE . . . . .68 SPECIFYING THE IMAGE SIZE MODE . . . .71 SPECIFYING WHITE BALANCE MODE . . . .73 SPECIFYING THE SHARPNESS MODE . . .75

RESETING TO THE RECORDING MODE DEFAULT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

PLAYBACK MODE

SINGLE-FRAMEPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 THE PLAYBACK MODE DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 THE IMAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY

IN THE PLAYBACKMODE . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 INDEX PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 ZOOM PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SLIDE SHOW

TO START THE SLIDE SHOW . . . . . . . . .87 TO STOP THE SLIDE SHOW . . . . . . . . . .88 THE SETTING IN THE SLIDE SHOW MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

DELETING IMAGES

DELETING SELECTED IMAGE . . . . . . . . . . .92 DELETING ALL IMAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 DELETING FOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 ADJUSTING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LCD MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

SPECIFYING THE PLAYBACK MODE

THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . .101 THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU

(LCD Monitor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU ITEMS AND EACH SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 SPECIFYING THE PRINT SETTINGS WITH THE DPOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

SPECIFYING THE IMAGE AND THE NUMBER TO BE PRINTED . . . . . . . . . .104 SPECIFYING THE INDEX PRINT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 TO CANCEL THE PRINT SETTINGS WITH THE DPOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

FOLDER NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 SELECTED AN FOLDER . . . . . . . . . . . .110 GIVE FOLDER A NEW NAME . . . . . . . . .111 On DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)

FORMAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

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SETUP

THE SETUP MODE MENU DISPLAY . . . . . .115 THE SETUP MODE MENU DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 THE SETUP MODE MENU ITEMS AND EACH SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

SPECIFYING THE TIME FOR THE AUTO POWER OFF FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 FORMATTING THE CFCARD . . . . . . . . . . .119 SETTING THE DATE / TIME . . . . . . . . . . . .121 SETTING THE BEEP SOUND . . . . . . . . . . .123 SWITCHING THE VIDEO SIGNAL FROM

THE VIDEO OUTPUT TERMINAL . . . . . . . .125 SWITCHING THE LANGUAGE DISPLAYED

ON THE LCD MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 RESETTING TO THE DEFAULT SETTINGS. 128

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CONNECTING TO THE PERSONAL

COMPUER

 

CONNECT TO PERSONAL COMPUTER

For WindowsÆ 98 . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Installation of Digital Image(Mac) . .135(144)

For Macintosh . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

CAUTIONS WHEN CONNECTING TO THE

PERSONAL COMPUTER .

. . . . . . . . . . . . .153

INSTALLING of Photo Impression & Video

Impression(Mac) . . . . . . . .

135(148)&141(151)

APPENDIX

WATCHING THE CAPTURED IMAGES

ON TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 NOTES ON THE HANDLING . . . . . . . . . . .155 CARE AND STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 TECHNICAL DETAILS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

NAMES OF PARTS

CAMERA BODY_ FRONT VIEW

* Do not touch.

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CAMERA BODY_REAR VIEW

* Do not touch.

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INSIDE THE TERMINAL COVER

USB connector

Video-outterminal

DC terminal

BOTTOM OF BODY

Battery-chamberdoor

Tripod socket

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DATA PANEL

The following diagram shows the items displayed on the data panel.

Image-sizeindicators

Flash-modeindicators

Battery-conditionindicator

Self-timerindicator

Number of recordable remaining frames/

No-cardindicator

* Refer to the number of recordable remaining frames as a guide.

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VIEWFINDER

Focus Iamp

Close-framingguide

(green)

 

Flash Iamp

(red)

Close-framingguide

When you shoot a subject which is closer than 3ft (100 cm ) through the viewfinder, only the part under the close-framingguide is recorded. So, use the LCD monitor to check the image composition when you shoot a subject which is closer than 3ft (100 cm ).

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Focus Lamp (Green)

Lights.

The focus is determined and locked.

Blinks quickly (about 8

The focus is not determined.

times in a second).

(The subject contrast is too low, the subject is too dark or too close,

or the subject is too far in the close up mode.)

 

 

 

Blinks slowly (about 2

The image is being recorded in the CF (Compact Flash) card.

times in a second).

The camera reads out the image from the CF card.

Focus Area (as a Guide)

Flash Lamp (Red)

In the autofocus mode, the focus is adjusted at the gray part as shown in the figure.

Lights.

The flash is ready.

Blinks quickly when the shutter-release

The flash is being charged.

button is pressed half-waydown

The shutter-releasebutton is not released.

(about 8 times in a second).

 

(When the flash function is cancelled)

The shutter speed becomes slow.

Blinks slowly (about 2 times in a second).

Taking a picture in this mode may cause

 

a blurred image.

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QUICK REFERENCES

GETTING STARTED

1 Insert the batteries (see page 25).

2 Insert the CF card (see page 29).

TAKING PICTURES ñ See page 33 for details.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

2 Slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

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3 Determine the image composition while looking into LCD monitor or viewfinder.

4 Adjust the image range and size with the four-waykeys (/).

ï

When the

key is pressed, the image size becomes large.

ï

When the

key is pressed, the image range becomes wide.

5Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

ïWhen the image is focused, the focus lamp (green) lights up.

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6 Press the shutter-releasebutton all the way down to take the picture.

ïThe captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

ïWhile the captured image is recorded in the CF card, the focus lamp (green)

blinks slowly (about 2 times in a second).

MONITORING THE CAPTURED IMAGES ñ See page 82 for details.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

2 Slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 When the orkey is pressed, the image changes to the previous or next one respectively.

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DELETING IMAGES ñ See page 92 for details.

1Display the image to be deleted on the LCD monitor by performing steps 1 to 3 of "MONITORING THE CAPTURED IMAGES" described on the previous page.

2 Press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 After confirming that [SELECTED IMAGE] is highlighted, press the key.

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4When the selected image is highlighted, press the ENTER button.

ï The image to be deleted is displayed on the LCD monitor and a message to confirm whether you want to delete the image appears as shown in the figure.

5 Press the

key so that [YES] is highlighted and press

the

key.

 

ï The image displayed on the LCD monitor in step 1 is deleted.

6 To complete the operation of deleting an image, after confirming that [NO] is highlighted in the display to confirm,

press the key.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the playback mode menu.

7 Press the MENU button.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the playback mode.

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PREPARATION

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ATTACHING THE HAND STRAP

1Insert the smaller loop of the hand strap through the strap eyelet.

2Insert the other end of the hand strap through the small loop.

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INSERTING THE BATTERIES

This camera uses four AA-sizealkaline orNi-MHbatteries.

* When using AA-sizeNi-MHbatteries, fully recharge them with avendor-endorsedbattery charger.

1 When replacing the batteries, slide the power switch to turn off the camera.

ï You may skip this step when inserting the batteries for the first time.

2 Slide the battery-chamberdoor slightly in the direction of the arrow 1 and open it in the direction of the arrow 2 .

3 Insert the batteries by following the +/- diagram in the front of the battery-chamberdoor.

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4Close the battery-chamberdoor in the direction of the arrow 1 and slide it until it clicks 2 .

ïAfter replacing the batteries, check that the built-inclock (date and time) works correctly (See page 121).

If the camera is not used more than 5 minutes, the built-inclock may delay or be reset to the default setting. In this case, set the date and time again by following the procedure described on page 121.

ïDo not place the camera with the battery-chamberdoor facing down when thebattery-chamberdoor is open. Doing so may damage thebattery-chamberdoor.

ïBecause the batteries become hot right after the camera is operated, be careful when replacing the batteries.

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CHECKING THE BATTERY POWER

When the batteries are installed in the camera, the camera checks the battery power automatically and shows the result on the data panel.

lights - The battery power is sufficient.

Lights - Prepare new batteries. Even in this status, the recording or playback can be performed.

All indicators go out, blinks for 5 seconds and then, all indicators go out again. ï Replace all batteries with new ones.

Taking a picture or playing back cannot be excuted.

*When nothing is displayed on the data panel, make sure that the batteries are installed with a correct polarity (+/-).When nothing is displayed even though the batteries are installed correctly, replace the batteries with new ones.

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AUTO POWER OFF

To save the battery power, this camera will turn off automatically if it is not operated for more than 3 minutes. (Auto Power Off function)

To operate the camera, slide the power switch to turn on the camera again.

ïWhen using the batteries, the time for the auto power off function can be changed to 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 30 minutes. See page 117 for details.

ïWhen using the AC adapter (sold separately), this camera will turn off automatically if it is not operated for more than 30 minutes. The time for the auto power off function is fixed at 30 minutes.

We recommend you use the AC adapter (sold separately) when using the camera indoors where an AC outlet can be used to supply power to the camera or when connecting the camera to a computer for editing the images.

Be sure to turn off the power of the camera when changing the power supply from the batteries to the AC adapter or vice versa. Do not change it when the camera is turned on.

1Connect the mini plug on the AC adapter to the DC terminal on the camera.

ïThe shape of the mini plug may vary depending on the AC adapter.

2 Connect the power plug on the AC adapter to an AC outlet.

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INSERTING/REMOVING THE COMPACT FLASH(CF) CARD

Be sure to turn off the camera when inserting or removing the CF card into or from the camera. Otherwise, the data in the card may be lost or the card may be damaged.

If you insert or remove the CF card when the camera is turned on, re-formatthe CF card after transferring the data from the card to your computer if the data is safe.

INSERTING THE CF CARD

1 Open the card-slotdoor as shown in the figure.

2 Insert the CF card into the card slot.

ïPosition the flat edge side of the card towards the camera lens and insert the card with the signal part facing down until the card stops.

ïInsert the card straight. Do not insert it on the angle.

ïIf the card is stopped halfway, check the direction of the card. Forcing the card into the slot may damage the card or the camera.

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INSERTING/REMOVING THE COMPACT FLASH(CF) CARD

3 Fold the card-releaselever down as shown in the figure.

ï Be sure to fold the lever. Otherwise, the card-slotdoor cannot be closed.

4 Press the card-slotdoor until it clicks.

REMOVING THE CF CARD

1 Make sure that the power is turned off.

2 Open the card-slotdoor as shown in the figure.

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INSERTING/REMOVING THE COMPACT FLASH(CF) CARD

3 Lift the card-releaselever up as shown in the figure.

4 Push the card-releaselever straight in.

ïWhen the CF card ejects slightly from the camera, pull out the card.

ïBe careful with the card because it may be hot.

ïKeep the CF card in the protection bag supplied with the card.

5 Press the card-slotdoor until it clicks.

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TAKING PICTURES

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BASIC RECORDING PROCEDURE

1 Rotate the function dial to .

2 Slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

When the power switch is on in the recording mode, the LCD monitor is off. If you need to turn on the LCD, press once.

3 Determine the image composition while looking into the LCD monitor or viewfinder.

ïWhen holding the camera, be sure not to cover the lens with your fingers or other objects.

ïWhen the focus is not adjusted for the subject, use the focus lock function (see page 39).

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4 Adjust the image range and size with the /keys.

ïWhen the key is pressed, the image size becomes large (Telephoto mode). When thekey is pressed, the image range becomes wide(Wide-anglemode).

*When pressing the shutter-releasebutton, the button stopshalf-way.This action is described as "Presshalf-waydown" in this manual.

5 Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

ïThe camera adjusts the focus automatically. When the subject is focused, the focus lamp (green) lights up.

ï When the focus lamp (green) blinks, follow the operation from step 3 again.

ïWhen the flash will fire, the flash lamp (red) lights up.

ïWhen the flash lamp (red) blinks slowly (about 2 times in a second), the shutter speed becomes slow. Taking a picture in this mode may cause an image blurred. We recommend you take pictures after fixing the camera on the tripod.

6 Press the shutter-releasebutton the rest of the way down.

ï If the flash lamp (red) blinks when the shutter-releasebutton is pressed all the way down, the flash is being charged. When theshutter-release

button is kept pressed in this status, the shutter is released at the same time when the flash is charged.

ï The captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor and is recorded on the CF card. While the image is recorded, the focus lamp (green) blinks slowly (about 2 times in a second) and "RECORDING" blinks on the LCD monitor slowly. Be sure not to open the battery-chamberdoor or remove the CF card until the recording is complete. Otherwise, the data on the CF card may be damaged or lost.

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THE RECORDING MODE DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR

Each time the display button is pressed, the display on the LCD monitor changes in the following order.

The LCD monitor is turned off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live view

 

 

Live view

(The camera settings are not displayed)

(The camera settings are displayed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE DISPLAY OF THE CAMERA SETTINGS

(For details, see the pages in parentheses)

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ADJUSTING THE FOCUS

FOCUS LAMP

When the shutter-releasebutton is pressedhalf-way,the camera adjusts the focus automatically and the focus lamp (green) shows the focus status (when the focus mode is set to the autofocus mode.)

 

 

 

 

Lights

The focus is determined and locked.

 

Blinks quickly

The focus is not determined.

 

(about 8 times in a second)

The shutter can be released.

When the focus lamp (green) blinks, check the following points:

ïDo you need to adjust the focus on the subject which is difficult to focus in the autofocus mode? (See page 38).

ïIs the subject closer than the minimum focus distance [or farther than 15.7 inches (39.9 cm) in the close up mode]? (Refer to the following.)

FOCUS DISTANCE IN THE AUTOFOCUS MODE (Minimum Focus Distance)

The focus distance in the autofocus mode is described on the list below.

When the subject is closer than the minimum focus distance of 15.7 inches (40 cm) or farther than 15.7 inches (40 cm) in the close up mode, the focus lamp (green) blinks.

Standard mode

15.7 inches (40 cm) to ∞ (infinity)

 

 

Close up mode

3.1 inches (8 cm) to 15.7 inches (40 cm)

(Refer to the page 53)

 

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THE SUBJECT IS DIFFICULT TO FOCUS IN THE AUTOFOCUS MODE

The autofocus mode uses the image contrast (the difference between light and dark parts) on the CCD (Charge Coupled Device) to focus on. Therefore, with the autofocus mode, the focus may not be adjusted correctly on the following subjects. In this case, use the focus lock function (see page 39).

The subject is too dark.

 

Some subjects at different

 

 

distances overlap in the

 

 

focus range.

 

 

 

The subject has no

 

The subject is too bright

contrast such as a blue sky

 

such as a shining car body

or a white wall.

 

or a surface of water.

 

 

 

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WHEN THE SUBJECT IS NOT IN THE CENTER OF THE FRAME (Focus Lock Function)

When the subject is not in the center of the frame, the camera adjusts the focus on the background. In this case, take a picture with the focus lock function.

1 Aim the camera so that the subject is in the center of the frame and press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

ïThe camera adjusts the focus automatically. When the focus is adjusted, the focus lamp (green) lights.

2 While you are pressing the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown, change the camera position to obtain the desired image composition and press the button all the way down to take a picture.

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ADJUSTING THE FOCUS DISTANCE

Pressing the key allows you to adjust the focus distance for the best situations.

Auto focus The camera will automatically adjust the focus according to distance of the subject. (No icon)

The camera sets the focus at infinity. Flash is disabled by default.

Landscape

 

The camera will focus closely on a subject from 3.1 inches (8 cm) to 15.7 inches (40 cm)

Close up

away.

 

The camera will focus at a specified distance. Options are 19.6 inches (50 cm), 39.3

Specified

inches (100 cm), and 98.4 inches (250 cm).

1

Rotate the function dial to

.

ï Be sure that the camera is turned on.

 

2

Press

key to change the focus distance.

ï The icons on upper-rightside of the LCD monitor will change.

3 Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown to adjust the focus.

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CLOSE UP

The close up function allows you to take a picture as close as 3.2 inches (8 cm) to the subject, and fills the frame with the subject in about 2.4 inches (6 cm) x 1.6 inches (4 cm).

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press

button to change the Focus distance to

.

ï

is displayed on the upper-rightside of the LCD monitor and indicates that

 

the close up mode is selected.

 

 

ï

The flash mode is set to "FLASH CANCEL"

automatically. When the

close up mode is selected, the flash does not fire.

3 Determine the image composition while looking into the LCD monitor.

ïThere is a difference between the image range through the viewfinder and the actual one in the close up mode. We recommend you to use the LCD monitor when you determine the image composition.

ïWe recommend you set the camera on a stable surface or attach it to a tripod.

ïThe LCD monitor cannot be turned off in the close up mode.

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4 Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

ïIf the focus lamp (green) blinks, make sure that the subject is within 3.1 inches (8 cm) to 15.7 inches (40 cm) [is not more than 15.7 inches (40 cm)

from the camera].

5 Press the shutter-releasebutton all the way down to take the picture.

ï Even after taking a picture, the close up mode is not cancelled. When the camera is turned off and on again, the camera enters autofocus mode.

ïWhen the camera enters the autofocus mode, the flash mode is returned to "AUTOFLASH WITH RED-EYEREDUCTION".

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ADJUSTING THE FOCUS AREA

Adjust the focus area while looking into the LCD monitor.

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor

Central

Spot

2 Press the orkey so that [FOCUSING] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press theorkey to select desired focus area and press thekey to finish the setting.

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FLASH

The following 5 flash modes are available.

 

 

AUTOFLASH

The flash fires automatically when the light level

 

 

is low or the subject is backlit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash fires every time a picture is taken

 

 

 

 

 

regardless of the brightness.

 

 

FILL-FLASH

For example, select this mode to reduce the

 

 

 

 

 

harsh shadows when you take the picture out-

 

 

 

 

 

doors and the subjectís face is shaded with a hat.

 

 

FLASH

 

The flash does not fire. Select this mode when

 

 

 

taking a picture in the place where the flash

 

 

CANCEL

 

 

photography is prohibited such as in a museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash fires the short burst 2 times before the

 

 

AUTOFLASH WITH RED-EYE

main flash burst to reduce the red-eyephenomenon.

 

 

Select this mode when taking a picture of people or

 

 

REDUCTION

 

 

 

 

 

animals in the dark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT MODE

*The flash fires even in long shutter night mode, to

 

 

 

 

get the best exposure of a subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Range

 

 

 

The flash range has the limit. Take pictures by referring to the flash range indicated below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash range:wide

 

19.6 inches (50 cm)~118.1 inches (300 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash range:Tele

 

19.6 inches (50 cm)~98.4 inches (250 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SELECTING THE FLASH MODE

1 Rotate the function dial to

.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey to change the Flash mode as follows :

AUTOFLASH

FILL-FLASH

FLASH-CANCEL

AUTOFLASH WITH RED-EYE

REDUCTION

NIGHT MODE

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*The camera usually shows the icon on theupper-leftside of the LCD monitor when taking a shot of a darker subject withFLASH-CANCELmode. The icon reminds you to hold the camera steady when taking the picture.

ïThe icon for the selected flash mode (see previous page) is displayed on the upper-rightside of the LCD monitor (see page 36).

ïThe flash mode returns to "AUTOFLASH WITH RED-EYEREDUCTION" when the camera is turned off and on again.

Flash Lamp

The flash lamp (red) shows the flash status.

Lights

The flash is ready to fire.

Blinks quickly when the

The flash is being charged. The shutter-release

shutter-releasebutton is pressed all

button is not released.

the way down (about 8 times in a

 

second).

 

Blinks slowly when the flash function

The shutter speed becomes slow. Taking a picture

is cancelled (about 2 times in a

in this mode may cause an blurred image.

second).

The flash function is cancelled when the flash

 

mode is set to "FLASH CANCEL," when the drive

 

mode is set to the burst image capture, or when

 

the focus mode is set to the close-upmode.

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ADVANCED OPERATIONS

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P/A/S/M EXPOSURE

EXPOSURE MODES

These 4 exposure modes allow extensive control over general photo taking. Programmed Auto P gives carefree operation. Aperture PriorityA and Shutter PriorityS allow users to maximize exposures in different cases. Manual ExposureM provides complete freedom in controlling the exposure.

Options

Purpose

When to use it

 

 

 

Programmed auto

The camera will automatically set the

Recommened in most situations.

 

shutter speed and aperture value for

 

 

best exposure.

 

Aperture priority

The user selects the aperture and the

Recommended in controlling the depth of

(F3.37-F15)

camera sets the shutter speed.

field (makes the main subject stand out

 

 

from the surroundings).

Shutter priority

The user selects the shutter speed

Recommended to freeze the action of a

(1/2600s-8s)

and the camera sets the aperture.

fast-movingsubject or create a sense of

 

 

motion for a slower-movingsubject.

 

 

 

Manual exposure

The user selects both the shutter

You have complete control of the

 

speed and aperture.

exposure.

 

 

 

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Programmed Auto

Aperture Priority

Shutter Priority

Manual Exposure

P/A/S/M menu:

 

 

(Rotate the function dial to

and press the MENU button.)

1

Press the / key so that [P/A/S/M Exposures] is

 

highlighted and press the

key.

2

Select the desired mode by pressing / and pressing

 

the key to confirm the settings.

In A/S/M mode:

1.Press the/key to change the desired value of the aperture or shutter speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aperture Priority

 

Shutter Priority

 

Manual Exposure

You can adjust both aperture and shutter speed in Manual Exposure mode.

2. Press the shutter-rleasebuttonhalf-waydown to adjust.

3 Press the MENU button to quit the setting.

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DIGITAL ZOOM

The digital zoom function can increase the maximum magnification (about 0.9 inches)(2.4 cm) of the optical zoom lens (4 inches in the 1.3 inches film format equivalent)(10.2 cm in the 3.4 cm film format equivalent) up to 2 times.

1 In the recording mode, press the key so that the image is zoomed to the maximum.

2 Press and hold the key for more than 2 seconds.

ï The digital zoom function is set.

ï

The indicator that shows the image range appears on the LCD monitor as

 

shown in the figure (left below). When the indicator appears, remove your

 

finger from the

key.

ï

The digital zoom function cannot be set when the LCD monitor is turned off.

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3 While looking into the LCD monitor, determine the image composition so that the desired image is positioned within the range of the indicator.

4 Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

5 Press the shutter-releasebutton all the way down to take a picture.

ïThe focus lock function can be also used (see page 39).

ïEven after taking a picture, the digital zoom is not cancelled. To cancel the

digital zoom function, press and hold the key until the indicator disappears or turn the camera off and on again.

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BURST IMAGE CAPTURE

The camera will continuously take pictures while the shutter-releasebutton is held down. The maximum number of images that can be captured at a time (with 32MB CF card) is:

Image quality

The maximum number of the pictures (as a guide)

 

2560 x 1920 size

1600X1200 size

 

 

 

FINE (Fine)

about 13 pictures

about 30 pictures

 

 

 

STD. (Standard)

about 26 pictures

about 60 pictures

 

 

 

ECON. (Economy)

about 52 pictures

about 90 pictures

 

 

 

*See page 68 for the image quality and page 71 for the image size.

*The number of the pictures changes according to the scene or subject you record.

1 Rotate the function dial to

and press the

button.

ï The camera settings are displayed.

 

 

2 Press the ENTER button to select [DRIVE MODE] as follows:

ï The continuous icon

appears on the upper-rightside of the LCD

monitor. (See page 36)

 

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Single shot

Continuous shot

Continuous with AF

Self-timer

ï When taking a continuous shot, the flash mode is set to "FLASH CANCEL"

automatically.

ïWhen the single shot or the self-timershot is selected, the flash mode returns to "AUTOFLASH WITHRED-EYEREDUCTION".

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SELF-TIMER

The picture is taken about 10 seconds after the shutter-releasebutton is pressed.

1 After fixing the camera on a tripod, rotate the function dial

to

.

2 Press the ENTER button to change the [DRIVE MODE]

to SELF-TIMER .

 

 

Single shot

1 shot only, even if you keep pressing shutter

 

 

 

release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous while pressing shutter release.

 

 

Continuous shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous with AF

Self-timer

3 Determine the image composition while looking into LCD monitor or viewfinder and adjust the image range and size with the orkey.

ïWhen the key is pressed, the image size becomes large (Telephoto mode). When thekey is pressed, the image range becomes wide(Wide-anglemode).

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4 Press the shutter-releasebuttonhalf-waydown.

5Press the shutter-releasebutton all the way down to start timer.

ïWhile the self-timeris functioning, theself-timerlamp in the front of the camera blinks. As the timer runs down, the lamp blinks faster. Just before the picture is taken, the lamp lights continuously.

ïThe beep sounds when the lamp blinks. (The beep can be canceled with the menu in the SETUP mode.)

ïWhen the subject is not in the center of the frame, use the focus lock function. (See page 39.)

ïAfter taking the self-timershot, the camera resets to thesingle-shot.

* Do not press the shutter-releasebutton when standing in front of the camera. The camera cannot adjust the focus.

* To interrupt the self-timershot, rotate the function dial to, PC or SETUP.

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ISO SETTING

Select the camera's sensitivity to light.

ISO is the standard used to indicate film sensitivity. Raising the ISO sensivity will mean that the camera needs less light in order to take an image. However, the higher the ISO value is, the grainier the image will be.

AUTO

1 Turn on the camera, rotate the function dial to , and press the MENU button.

2 Select the desired ISO value by pressing the /key. The default is AUTO.

3 Press the key to confirm the setting and press the MENU button to close the menu.

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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

This function makes the image brighter or darker by adjusting the exposure compensation value for the CCD. The bigger the exposure compensation value is, the brighter the image is, and the smaller the exposure compensation value is, the darker the image is.

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [Exposure] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press the orkey so that [EV] is highlighted and press thekey.

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4 Press the orkey to select the desired exposure

compensation value and press the key to save the

setting.

ï The exposure compensation value (from +2.0 to ñ2.0) can be changed by

increments of 0.3.

5 Press the MENU button.

ï The exposure compensation value is specified and displayed on the upperright side of the LCD monitor (see page 36).

6 Press the shutter-releasebutton all the way down to take picture.

*To cancel the exposure compensation function, follow the operation steps described above and specify 0 for the exposure compensation value, or turn the camera off and on again.

*When the image to be captured is whitish, increase the exposure compensation value so that the white part can be easily represented. When the image to be captured is blackish decrease the exposure compensation value so that the black part can be easily represented.

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MOVIE CLIP SHOT

Movie clip shot

This function allow users to take Motion Pictures in the camera with 15fps.

1 Rotate the function dial to MOVIE CLIP mode .

ï The LCD monitor will be displayed as shown.

2 Press the shutter button once and movie clips are recorded for as long as the available recording time allows.

ï Movies clips will still be recorded if the shutter button is released.

3 If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again.

4 Image size and type are listed below.

-Imagesize :QVGA (320X240)-Filetype : *.AVI

When the movie clip is being recorded to the CF CARD, the Green lamp blinks. The [RECORDING] message will be dis-

played on the LCD monitor.

Note

ï The recording may be suspended during the available recording time due to the CF CARD capacity.

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MOVIE CLIP PLAYBACK

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The image files (including movie clips) will be shown on LCD monitor.

2 Press the /key to select the movie clip file.

ï The movie clip shows the icon on top of the LCD monitor.

3 Press the key to play the movie clip (PLAY&PAUSE).

ïPress once: PLAY Press again: PAUSE

MOVIE CLIP SETTING

 

 

 

1

Rotate the function dial to

and press the MENU button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ï

[REC.TIME] (recording time) is adjustable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Press

/

key so that [REC.TIME] is highlighted and press

 

 

 

 

the

key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ï

You can select the recording time from 5s~30s in 5s increments.

 

 

 

3

Press the

/

key to select the desired value and press

 

 

 

 

the

key.

 

 

 

4

Press MENU button to close the menu.

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VOICE RECORDING

RECORDING VOICES FOR PICTURES

This function allows the user to record some voices in any picture.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The last image taken is displayed on LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey to select the desired image to add a recording to.

3Press the key. The recording starts, and the sound recording indicatoris displayed.

ïThe sound will record for 10 seconds.

4 Press thekey again to stop recording.

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VOICE PLAYBACK

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The last shot taken is displayed on LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey to select the image file with voice.

ï The icon is displayed on LCD monitor.

3 Press the key for PLAY & PAUSE.

ï Press once: PLAY Press again: PAUSE

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SPECIFYING

THE RECORDING MODE

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SPECIFYING THE RECORDING MODE

THE RECORDING MODE MENU DISPLAY (LCD Monitor)

THE RECORDING MODE MENU ITEMS

FLASH

 

(Auto-flash)

(For the Flash mode, see page 44)

 

(Fill-flash)

 

 

(Flash cancel)

 

 

(Auto-flashwithred-eyereduction)

FOCUSING

 

(Night mode)

 

 

 

Central

(For the Focus mode, see page 37)

 

 

Spot

 

 

ISO

AUTO

(For the ISO setting, see page 56)

ISO100

 

ISO200

 

ISO400

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DRIVE MODE (Single shot)*

(For the Drive mode, see page 52)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continuous shot )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continuous with AF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Self-timershot)

 

 

 

 

 

IMAZE SIZE

 

 

 

 

FULL (2560X1920)

 

 

 

 

(For the Image size, see page 71)

 

 

LARGE (1600X1200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALF(1280X960)

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

VGA (640X480)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINE (Fine mode)

 

 

 

 

(For the Image quality, see page 68)

 

 

STD. (Standard mode)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECON. (Economy mode)

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A (Auto setting)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For the White Balance, see page 73)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Daylight)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Light bulb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Fluorescent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Cloudy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(WB Preset)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

EXPOSURE

 

EV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For the Exposure com-

AREA

 

 

 

FULL

pensation,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL

see page 57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPOT

SHARPNESS

 

 

 

 

 

HARD

 

 

 

 

 

(For the Sharpness, see page 75)

 

 

NORMAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD

(For the LCD, see page 99)

DEFAULT

 

 

YES

 

 

(For the Default, see page 77)

 

NO

 

+2.0

+1.7

+1.3

+1.0

+0.7

+0.3

0* -0.3-0.7-1.0-1.3-1.7-2.0

9(bright)

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0(dark)

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MOVIE CLIP SHOT(For the MOVIE CLIP MODE,see page 59)

REC.TIME

 

 

 

30s

 

 

 

 

 

 

25s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5s

 

 

 

 

*The settings indicated with an asterisk (*) are resumed when the camera is turned off and on, or when the batteries are removed and inserted. For "QUALITY" and "IMAGE SIZE," the camera remembers the last setting before the camera is turned off or before the batteries are removed.

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SPECIFYING THE IMAGE QUALITY MODE

This camera has 3 image quality modes; " "(fine), "" (Standard) and "" (economy).

The image quality is related to the compression ratio of the image. The compression rate is higher in

the order of "

"

 

 

"

"

 

"

". The higher the compression rate is, the lower the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image quality is. When you want high quality images, select "

". However, as the compression rate

is low, the number of the images to be recorded on the CF card is less than that in the "

" or "

"

mode. When you want to record as many images as possible on the card , select "

 

" or "

".

 

However, as the compression rate is high, the image quality is lower than in the "

" mode.

 

 

The compression rate, image recording format, image file size and the recordable number of the

 

 

images using a 32 MB CF card in each mode are as follows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Fine)

 

(Standard)

(Economy)

 

 

 

The compression rate

 

about 1/4

 

about 1/8

 

about 1/12

 

 

 

 

The image recording format

Exif2.1-JPEG(DCF standards)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image file size

 

about 2400 KB

about 1200 KB

about 600 KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of images

 

about 13

 

 

 

about 52

 

 

 

 

 

using a 32 MB CF card

 

 

about 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the image file size and recordable number as a guide. These vary according to the scene or subject to be recorded.

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1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the

or

key so that [QUALITY] is highlighted and

press the

key.

3 Press the

or

key so that the desired image quality mode

is highlighted and press key to save the setting.

ï The image quality mode changes in the following order.

(Fine mode)

(Standard mode)

(Economy mode)

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4Press the MENU button.

ïThe selected image quality mode is specified and displayed on the upper-leftside of the LCD monitor (see page 36).

*It does not matter if there are images recorded in different image quality modes on one CF card.

*The setting of the image quality mode is stored in the cameraís memory even after the camera is turned off.

*Changing the image quality mode affects the remaining number of images which can be recorded

on the card. Selecting "", in particular, may considerably reduce the remaining number of images.

We recommend you to check the number display of recordable remaining frames on the data panel.

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SPECIFYING THE IMAGE SIZE MODE

Before taking pictures, select the image size. Changing the image size affects the number of the images which can be recorded on the CF card. The " FULL, " " LARGE, " " HALF " or "VGA" size can be selected.

Image Size

Number of Pixels (W x H)

FULL

2560X1920

 

 

LARGE

1600X1200

 

 

HALF

1280X960

VGA

640X480

 

 

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the

or key so that [IMAGE SIZE] is highlighted and

press the

key.

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3 Press the or key so that the desired image size mode is highlighted and press thekey.

ï The image size mode changes in the following order.

FULL (2560X1920)

LARGE (1600X1200)

HALF (1280X960)

VGA (640X480) 4 Press the MENU button.

ï The selected image size mode is specified and displayed under the image quality on the upper-leftside of the LCD monitor (see page 36).

*The setting of the image size mode is stored in the cameraís memory even after the camera is turned off.

*Changing the image size mode affects the remaining number of images which can be recorded on the card. We recommend you to check the number display of recordable remaining frames on the data panel when you change the image size mode.

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SPECIFYING THE WHITE BALANCE MODE

This camera has 6 white balance modes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

Auto white balance

Automatically adjusts white balance according to light source incident on the CCD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daylight mode

 

 

 

 

 

Select this mode when taking a picture of the subject illuminated by sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

Light bulb mode

 

 

 

 

 

Select this mode when taking a picture of the subject illuminated by an incandescent

 

 

 

 

 

light or tungsten light.

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent mode

 

 

 

 

 

Select this mode when taking a picture of the subject illuminated by a fluorescent light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy mode

 

 

 

 

 

Select this mode when taking a picture of the subject on a cloudy day.

 

 

 

 

 

WB Preset mode

 

 

 

 

 

Select this mode by using the WB preset white balance setting.

 

 

 

 

 

* WB Preset means measuring the white point from a white sheet of paper or card (or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nearby wall), the camera will then record that temperature and use it to correct all

 

 

 

 

 

images until you reset it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

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2 Press theorkey so that [White Balance] ishighlighted and press thekey.

3 Press the orkey so that the desired white balance mode is highlighted and presskey.

ï The white balance mode changes in the following order.

A

(Auto white balance)

Daylight mode

Light bulb mode

Fluorescent mode

Cloudy mode

WB Preset mode

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4 Press the MENU button.

ïThe selected white balance mode is specified and the icon of the selected white balance mode is displayed on the left side of the flash mode on the

upper-rightside of the LCD monitor (see page 36). However, when "AUTO"A still appears on the LCD monitor.

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SPECIFYING THE SHARPNESS MODE

This camera has three sharpness modes as described below.

HARD

This enhances the sharpness of image.

 

NORMAL

No effect on sharpness.

 

SOFT

This reduces the sharpness of image and makes an image soft.

 

1 Rotate the function dial to

and press the MENU button.

 

ï The recording mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [SHARPNESS] is highlighted and press thekey.

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3Press the orkey so that the desired [sharpness] is highlighted.

ïThe sharpness mode changes in the following order.

HARD

NORMAL

SOFT

4 Press the key.

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5 Press the MENU button.

ïThe selected sharpness mode is specified and there would be no icon displayed on the LCD monitor even if "HARD" or "SOFT" is

selected.

RESETING TO THE RECORDING MODE DEFAULT SETTINGS

This allows you reset this cameraís RECORDING MODE to the default settings.

The camera settings

The default settings

Flash

Autoflash with red-eyereduction

Focus-mode

Auto

Focus-Area

Central region

Drive Mode

Single

Image size

Full (2560x1920)

Quality

Standard

White Balance

Auto

Exposure-EV

0

Exposure-Area

Central region

Sharpness

Normal

LCD

5

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1 Press theorkey so that [DEFAULT] is highlighted and press thekey.

2 Press the key so that [YES] is highlighted and press thekey.

ïThe camera settings are reset to the default.

ïThe LCD monitor display returns to the recording mode menu.

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PALYBACK MODE

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SINGLE-FRAMEPLAY

The images recorded on the CF card can be displayed on the LCD monitor one frame at a time.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The function dial can be rotated even when the camera is turned on.

2 If the camera is not turned on, slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 Press theorkey to display the desired image.

ï When the key is pressed, the following image is displayed. When thekey is pressed, the preceding image is displayed.

ïWhen the last recorded image is displayed and the key is pressed, the first recorded image is displayed.

ïWhen the first recorded image is displayed and thekey is pressed, the last recorded image is displayed.

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THE PLAYBACK MODE DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR

THE PLAYBACK MODE DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR

Each time the display button is pressed, the display on the LCD monitor changes in the following order.

Single-frameplay

(with the image information)

 

 

Index

 

Single-frameplay

 

(9 frames)

(with no image information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE IMAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY IN THE PLABACK MODE

Frame number of the image/Total frames recorded on the CF card

Recorded date and time of the image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the camera enters the index play mode, the

 

frame number of the image displayed last in the

 

single-frameplay mode is highlighted. (The fifth

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frame is the last displayed image in the figure above.)

INDEX PLAY

This mode allows you to display 9 frames at a time on the LCD monitor. It is convenient when you want to find the desired image quickly.

1 When the camera is set to thesingle-frameplay mode, press the display button once or twice (see page 81).

ï When the image information is displayed in the single-frameplay mode, press the display button twice and when no information is displayed, press the display button once.

ïThe frame number of the image displayed last in the single-frameplay mode before switching to the index play mode is highlighted. The other frame numbers are displayed in white on the images.

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2 Press the ,,orkey to select the desired image.

ïWhen the key is pressed, the following image is selected and the frame number of the image is highlighted. When thekey is pressed, the preceding image is selected and the frame number of the image is highlighted.

ïWhen the ninth frame is selected (when the number 9 is highlighted) and the

key is pressed, the next 9 frames are displayed.

ïWhen the tenth frame is selected (when the number 10 is highlighted) and the key is pressed, the preceding 9 frames are displayed.

3Press the display button once (see page 81).

ïThe display on the LCD monitor switches to the single-frameplay mode (with the image information) from the index play mode.

ïThe selected index image (whose frame number was highlighted) is displayed in the single-frameplay mode.

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ZOOM PLAY

This mode allows you to increase the magnification of the image around the center 2.0 times and display it on the LCD monitor. It is convenient when checking the details of the image.

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor

2 Press the orkey so that "ZOOM" is highlighted.

3 Press the key.

ïThe center part of the image selected in the single-frameplay or the index play mode is magnified 2.5 times.

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4 Press the

,

,

or key to scroll the magnified

image.

 

 

 

ï The image moves slightly in the direction of the key you press. The image keeps moving while the key is held and pressed.

5 To cancel the zoom play mode, press the MENU button.

ï When the zoom play mode is switched to the single-frameplay mode, the

single-frameplay (with the image information) mode returns. When the zoom

play mode is switched to the index play mode, the single-frameplay (with no image information) mode returns when the display button is pressed and the index play mode returns when the button is pressed again.

*In the zoom play mode, the image around the center is displayed in 640 x480 pixels on the LCD monitor.

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SLIDE SHOW

The images can be played back continuously on the LCD monitor like an automatic slide show.

TO START THE SLIDE SHOW

1 Rotate the function dial to and press the MENU button.

ï The play back mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press theorkey so that [SLIDE SHOW] is highlighted and press thekey.

 

3 Press the

or

key so that [START] is highlighted and

 

 

 

press the

key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ï The slide show starts according to the settings in the slide show mode menu (the settings of "TIME" and "DIRECTION").

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TO STOP THE SLIDE SHOW

ï When the key is pressed while the slide show is playing, the slide show is temporarily stopped.

ïWhen the MENU key is pressed while the slide show is playing, the playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

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THE SETTINGS IN THE SLIDE SHOW MODE MENU

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

2 Press the orkey so that [SLIDE SHOW] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press the orkey so that [TIME] is highlighted, and press thekey.

4 Press the orkey so that the desired interval time is highlighted.

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5 Press the key to save the setting.

6Press the orkey so that [DIRECTION] is highlighted and press thekey.

7Press the orkey so that the desired direction is highlighted and press thekey to finish the setting.

ïThe direction changes in the following order.

FORWARD

BACKWARD

8 Press the

key to start the slide show.

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DELETING IMAGES

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DELETING SELECTED IMAGES

The images recorded on the CF card can be deleted while viewing them on the LCD monitor.

CAUTION

The deleted image cannot be recovered. Be careful when deleting an image.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The function dial can be rotated even when the camera is turned on.

2 If the camera is not turned on, slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD minitor.

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3 Press the orkey to select the image to be deleted.

ïWhen the key is pressed, the next image is selected. When thekey is pressed, the preceding image is selected.

4 Press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor

5Press the orkey so that [DELETE] is highlighted and press thekey.

6Press the orkey so that [SELECT IMAGE] is highlighted and press thekey.

*The color of the background in the figure to the left is gray so that you can easily find out the contents of the display. However, the image to be deleted is actually displayed in the background.

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7

Press the DISPLAY key

to select the image to

 

 

delete.

 

 

 

 

 

ï

After pressing the

key it would show the sign

that means the image

 

will be delete.

 

 

 

 

8

Press the ENTER button so that [YES] is highlighted, and

 

press

key to finish the Deleting.

 

 

ï "Delete selected image?" is displayed on the monitor.

 

 

9 To complete the operation of deleting an image, after

 

confirming that [YES] is highlighted, press the

key.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the playback menu.

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10 Press the MENU button.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the playback mode.

DELETING ALL IMAGES

All images recorded in this folder can be deleted.

CAUTION

The deleted images cannot be recovered. Be careful when deleting images.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The function dial can be rotated even when the camera is turned on.

2 If the camera is not turned on, slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 Press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

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4 After confirming that [DELETE] is highlighted, press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Press the

key so that [ALL IMAGES] is highlighted and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

press the

key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ï The message to confirm whether you delete all images appears as shown in

the figure.

ï Only the images captured with this camera can be deleted. Even if you insert a CF card in which the images were captured with another camera, the images cannot be deleted.

6 Presskey so that [YES] is highlighted and presskey to

finish the Deleting.

ï All images recorded on the CF card are deleted.

ï While all images are deleted, the focus lamp (green) blinks slowly (about two times a second).

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DELETING FOLDERS

Delete the folder and all images in the folder

CAUTION

The deleted images cannot be recovered. Be careful when deleting images.

1 Rotate the function dial to .

ï The function dial can be rotated even when the camera is turned on.

2 If the camera is not turned on, slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 Press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

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4 After confirming that [DELETE] is highlighted, press thekey.

5 Press the key so that [FOLDER] is highlighted and press thekey.

6 Press the

/

key to choose which Folder on the CF

card you want to delete and press the

key.

7 Press thekey so that [YES] is highlighted and press the

key to finish the Deleting.

ï All images in the folder and the folder are deleted.

ï While all images are deleted, the focus lamp (green) blinks slowly (about two

times a second).

ï Or select [NO] to stop the deleting.

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ADJUSTING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LCD MONITOR

This allows you to adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor according to the angle at which you watch it or the brightness around the monitor so that the display on the LCD monitor can be seen clearly.

1 Rotate the function dial to and press the MENU button.

2 After confirming that [LCD] is highlighted, press the key.

ï If the LCD monitor is turned off, the LCD monitor is automatically turned on and displays the screen to change the brightness of the LCD.

3 Press the or

key so that the desired brightness is high-

lighted. Press the

key to set the value you changed.

ï The brightness can be adjusted in the range from 0 to 9. The smaller the number, the darker the LCD monitor. The higher the number, the brighter the LCD monitor.

* The color of the background in the left figure is gray so that you can easily find out the contents of the display. However, the live view screen is actually displayed in the background.

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SPECIFYING

THE PLAYBACK MODE

104

TIME
(For the slide show mode,see page 87)
START DIRECTION
(For the zoom play mode, see page 85)
SLIDE SHOW
ZOOM
(For deleting images see page 92)
THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU ITEMS AND EACH SETTINGS
DELETE SELECT IMAGE DELETE ALL IMAGES FOLDER
THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU
THE PLAYBACK MODE MENU (LCD Monitor)

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

FORWARD BACKWARD

2-10SEC

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PRINT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For specifying the

 

 

 

 

INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

print settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with the DPOF, see

 

 

 

 

CANCEL

 

 

 

 

 

page103)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOLDER

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW

 

 

100GW520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see page 110)

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD BRIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other folder name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For adjusting the brightness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the LCD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monitor, see page 99)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9(bright)

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0(dark)

*For "DELETE" (deleting images), see page 92. For "ZOOM" (zoom play), see page 85. For "SLIDE SHOW" (auto play), see page 87. Only the 2 items of "PRINT" (Specifying the print setting with DPOF), "FOLDER" (Folder name) are described on the following pages.

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SPECIFYING THE PRINT SETTINGS WITH THE DPOF

This camera supports the DPOFô (Digital Print Order Format) Version 1.10 so that you can specify the images and the number of copies to be printed and the print type. So, the specified images can be printed at the specified number only by giving the CF card or the SmartMediaô, etc. in which not only the captured images but the DPOF data are recorded, to the photo finishing print service supporting the DPOF. You do not need to give them the file name or your password. Also, if you set the media including the DPOF data in the personal printer which supports the DPOF, you can print the specified images at the specified number automatically.

*The DPOF is jointly developed by Eastman Kodak Company, Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Led. for direct printing from digital camera.

SPECIFYING THE IMAGE AND THE NUMBER TO BE PRINTED

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The playback mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the

or

key so that [PRINT] is highlighted

and press the

key.

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SPECIFYING THE IMAGE AND THE NUMBER TO BE PRINT

3 Press the

or

key so that [STD] is highlighted and

press the

key.

 

4 Press theorkey to select the image to be printed.

ï When the image to be printed is selected, the number to be printed is highlighted.

ï If the sixth frame is selected and the key is pressed, the following 6frames are displayed.

ïWhen the seventh frame is selected and the key is pressed, the preceding 6 frames are displayed.

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5 Press the orkey to select the number to be printed.

ï When the key is pressed, the number becomes large. When thekey is pressed, the number becomes small.

6 Repeat step 4 and 5 to specify the number to be printed for all images.

ï For an image you do not want to print, specify 0.

7 Press the ENTER button to finish the setting.

ï The DPOF file, including image data and the number to be printed, is recorded in the CF card.

ï After the file is recorded, the LCD monitor display returns to the PLAYBACK

mode menu.

8 Press the MENU button.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the PLAYBACK mode.

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SPECIFYING THE INDEX PRINT SETTING

This setting allows you to print all images recorded in the CF card on one sheet as an index print.

1 Rotate the function dial to and press the MENU button.

ï The PLAYBACK mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [PRINT] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press thekey so that [INDEX] is highlighted and press the

key to finish the setting.

ï The message to confirm whether you want to print the images as an index print appears.

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ïThe DPOF file, including data for the index print setting, is recorded on the CF card.

ïAfter the file is recorded, the LCD monitor display returns to the PLAYBACK mode menu.

4 Press the MENU button.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the PLAYBACK mode.

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TO CANCEL THE PRINT SETTINGS WITH THE DPOF

All Print settings with the DPOF described on page 103 can be cancelled. The index print setting (see page 106) is also cancelled.

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The PLAYBACK mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the

or key so that [PRINT] is highlighted and

press the

key.

3 Press thekey twice so that [CANCEL] is highlighted and

press the key to finish the setting.

ï The message to confirm whether you want to cancel all print settings appears.

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FOLDER NAME

The folder in the CF card conforms with the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) format.

When taking a picture with this camera, the "Dcim" folder is created in the directory of the CF card and the "100GW520" folder is made in the "Dcim" folder. The first captured image is recorded with the file name of "SIMG001.jpg" in the "100GW520" floder. The name of the folder in which the captured images are recorded is displayed on the PLAYBACK mode menu.

The file name of the image to be recorded consists of "SIMG", "4-digitnumber" and ".jpg". The files are recorded in the "100GW520" folder until the4-digitnumber becomes 9999 (the file name of "SIMG9999.jpg"). When the10000th file is recorded, the "101MX520" folder is created made in the "Dcim" folder and the 10000th file is recorded with the file name of "SIMG0001.jpg"in the "101MX520"folder.

There will be two folders for the images on one CF card if you capture more than 10000 images. You can select the folder in which the image to be played back is recorded by selecting the folder name in the PLAYBACK mode menu.

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SELECT A FOLDER

Even if another digital camera supporting the DCF format is used to record the captured images on the CF card, you can insert the CF card into this camera and play back the images by selecting the particular folder name of other digital camera in the PLAYBACK mode menu.

1 Rotate the function dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The PLAYBACK mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [FOLDER] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press the orkey so that [SELECT] is highlighted and press thekey.

ï The existing folder is displayed on the LCD monitor.

ï After you chose the folder, the new images will be saved in the selected folder.

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GIVE THE FOLDER A NEW NAME

You could give the folder a new name in the FOLDER-NEWmode.

1 Rotate the funtion dial toand press the MENU button.

ï The PLAYBACK mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [FOLDERS] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Press the orkey so that [New] is highlighted and press thekey.

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4 Press the orkey to select the character you want and press thekey to confirm.

ïIf you don't want to give a new name, press the MENU button to go back to the PLAYBACK menu.

5 Press the key so that the folder name in which the image to be played back is recorded is highlighted and press the ENTER button.

ïWhen only "100GW520" folder exists, the folder name does not change even when the orkey is pressed.

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On DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) Format

DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is the image format established by JEODA as the standard format of digital cameras.

Through this format, the image files can be used between digital equipment that conforms to DCF.

The following operation can be available between digital equipment that conforms to DCF:

ïThe images captured with your digital camera can be played back on the LCD monitor of another digital camera.

ïThe images captured with some digital cameras can be printed out from a printer.

ïA recording media (such as a CF card or SmartMedia card) can be used with any of the digital cameras.

ïBy using the computer that conforms to DCF, even the image data recorded with some digital cameras can be easily sorted out.

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SETUP

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THE SETUP MODE MENU DISPLAY

THE SETUP MODE MENU DISPLAY ON THE LCD MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For formatting the CF

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

card, see page 119)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER SAVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 min. (1 minute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For the time for the auto power off

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 min. (3 minutes)

 

 

 

 

function, see page 117)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 min. (5 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 min. (10 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 min. (30 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119

DATE/TIME

 

 

 

DATE

YY/MM/DD

 

 

 

 

 

(For setting or correcting

 

 

TIME

HH:MM

 

 

 

the date and time, see

 

 

 

page 121)

 

 

 

BEEP

 

ON (The beep sounds.)

(For turning the beep on or off, see page 123)

OFF (The beep does not sound.)

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUT

 

 

PAL

(For switching the video signal from the video-outterminal, see page 125)

NTSC

LANGUAGE

 

 

ENGLISH

(For switching the language displayed on the LCD monitor, see page 127)

GERMAN

DEFAULT

 

 

NO

(For resetting the camera, see page 128)

 

YES

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SPECIFYING THE TIME FOR THE AUTO POWER OFF FUNCTION

To save the battery power, this camera will be turned off automatically if it is not operated for more than 3 minutes. (Auto Power Off function) The time for the auto power off function is set to 3 minutes unless you change the setting after you purchase this camera.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

2 Press the button.

ï The setup mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 Press the orkey so that [POWER SAVE] is highlighted and press thekey.

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4 Press the orkey so that the desired time for the auto power off function is highlighted.

ï The time for the auto power off function changes in the following order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 min. (1minute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 min. (3 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 min. (5 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

5 Press the

key to finish the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

setting.

 

10 min. (10 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 min. (30 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time for the auto power off function can be specified only when using the batteries.

When this camera is connected to the computer, the time for the auto power off function is fixed at 30 minutes automatically regardless of the setting or the power supply.

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FORMATING THE CF CARD

This allows you to format the CF card.

CAUTION

All the images recorded in the CF card are deleted and cannot be recovered. Be careful when formatting the CF card.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

2 Press the

button .

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

3 Press the orkey so that [FORMAT] is highlighted and press thekey.

ï The display to confirm whether you want to format the CF card appears.

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4 Press the key so that [YES] is highlighted and press the Key to finish the setting.

ïThe format of the CF card starts.

ïAfter formatting the CF card, the LCD monitor returns to the SETUP mode menu display.

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SETTING THE DATE / TIME

When taking a picture, the date and time are recorded as the part of the image information. If the built-inclock is not set correctly, the wrong date and time are recorded. Set the date and time correctly by performing the procedure below.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

 

 

2 Press the

or

key so that [DATE/TIME] is highlighted

 

 

 

 

and press the

key.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ï The display to set the date and time appears as shown in the figure.

3 Press the orkey so that [DATE] is highlighted and press thekey.

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4 Press the orkey to specify or correct the date and press thekey to finish the setting.

ï When you press and hold the orkey, the value goesfast-forwrdorfast-backward.

5 Press the orkey so that [DATE/TIME] is highlighted and presskey.

ï The display to set the date and time appears as shown in the figure.

6 Press the orkey so that [TIME] is highlighted and press thekey.

7 Press the orkey to specify or correct the time and press theto finish the setting.

ï When you press and hold the

or

key, the value goes fast-forward

or fast-backward.

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SETTING THE BEEP SOUND

The beep sounds each time you operate this camera with the buttons or function dial and you can turn the beep off or on. The beep is turned on unless you change the setting after you purchase this camera.

When you use this camera in a situation where you cannot make noise, such as a wedding ceremony, you can turn off the beep.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the

or

key so that [BEEP] is highlighted and

press the

key.

 

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3 Select [ON] or [OFF] with the orkey.

ï The setting of the beep changes in the following order.

ON (The beep sounds.)

OFF (The beep does not sound.)

4 Press the key to finish the setting .

ïWhen [OFF] is selected on step 3, the beep does not sound when you operate with the buttons or the function dial.

ïThe volume of the beep cannot be changed.

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SWITCHING THE VIDEO SIGNAL FROM THE VIDEO OUTPUT TERMINAL

As this camera has a video-outterminal, you can watch the captured images on TV by connecting this camera to your TV with the supplied video cable.

The video output signal can be switched between NTSC and PAL.

What is an NTSC system and a PAL system?

Both are the color television broadcast system. The NTSC system is mainly used in U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Korea, etc. The PAL system is used in the western Europe such as Germany, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy (except for France) and Australia, Singapore, Thailand, China, etc.

As these systems have no compatibility, you cannot watch the NTSC system-basedTV in the area where a PAL system is used.

This camera can switch the video output signal to both an NTSC system and a PAL system. So you can watch the images on TV not only in your country, but in other areas.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The power switch returns to the initial position.

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press theorkey so that [VIDEO OUT] is highlighted and press thekey.

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3 Select [PAL] or [NTSC] with the orkey.

ï The setting of the TV system changes in the following order.

PAL

NTSC

4 Press the key to finish the setting.

ïThe video signal system output from the video-outterminal is switched to the selected one.

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SWITCHING THE LANGUAGE DISPLAYED ON THE LCD MONITOR

The language displayed on the LCD monitor can be switched to English.

1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [LANGUAGE] is highlighted and press thekey.

3 Select [ENGLISH] with the orkey.

4 Press the key to finish the setting.

ï The language displayed on the LCD monitor is switched to the selected one.

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RESETTING TO THE DEFAULT SETTINGS

This allows you reset all this camera's PLAYBACK MODE, SETUP MODE, and PC MODE to the default at one time.

The camera playback settings

The default playback settings

 

 

Delete (see page 92)

Selected Image

 

 

Slide show-Time(see page 89)

2 sec

 

 

Slide show-Direction(see page 87)

Forward

 

 

Print (see page 103)

STD (standard)

 

 

Folders (see page 109)

100GW520

 

 

LCD (see page 99)

5

 

 

The Camera Setup settings

The default setup settings

 

 

Power save (see page 117)

3 minuets

 

 

Beep sound (see pages 123)

On

 

 

The Camera pc setting

The default pc settings

 

 

PC connection

Storage

 

 

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1 Rotate the function dial to "SETUP" and slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

ï The SETUP mode menu is displayed on the LCD monitor.

2 Press the orkey so that [DEFAULT] is highlighted and press thekey.

ïThe display to confirm whether you want to reset the camera settings to the default appears as shown in the figure.

3 Press the orkey so that [YES] is highlighted and press

key to finish the setting.

ï The camera settings are reset to the default.

ï The LCD monitor display returns to the SETUP mode menu.

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CONNECTING TO

THE PERSONAL COMPUTER

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INSTALLATION OF THE DRIVER AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE

INSTALLATION OF THE DRIVER SOFTWARE

The following operation is required for Windows Æ 98 / Windows Æ 98SE.

The driver can be used in a Microsoft Windows series Operating System

( Operating System must support the USB device first. )

1.Insert the installation CD-ROM.

2.Click "Driver."

Caution:

Windows 2000,Me, and XP don't need the driver.

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3.Click "Next".

4.The driver installation starts.

5.Click "Finish " to complete installation.

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6. Click "Yes" to continue and install DirectX 8.1.

Caution:

We suggest that you install DirectX 8.1 for all Win OS.

7.Click "Yes".

8.The DirectX 8.1 installation starts.

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9.Click "OK" to complete installation.

10.Restart your computer.

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INSTALLATION DIGITAL IMAGE AND PHOTOIMPRESSION

For the IBM-PC/ATand the compatible computers.

1.Insert the installation CD-ROM.

2.Click "Application" to install Digital Image and PhotoImpression.

3.Choose the setup language and click "Next".

4.Click "Next".

Caution: Digital Image is compatible with Win98SE/ 2000/ ME/ XP

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5.Click "I accept the terms of the license agreement" then click "Next".

6.Click "Next".

7.Click "Next".

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8.The installation starts.

9.Click "Finish".

10.Click "Yes".

141

11. Click "Next " to continue installing Photoimpression.

12. Click "Yes".

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13.Click "Next".

14.Click "Next".

15.Click "Next".

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16.The installation starts.

17.Click "Finish" to complete the installation.

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INSTALLATION VIDEOIMPRESSION1.6 FOR WIN

1.Click "Application" to install VideoImpression.

2.Select language that you want and click "sure".

3.The installation starts.

4.Click "Next".

5.Click "Yes".

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6.Click "Next" to accept the installation folder.

7.Click "Next".

8.Click "Next".

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9.The VideoImpression1.6 installation starts.

10.Click "Finish" to complete the installation.

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For Apple Macintosh (OS9, OS10)

INSTALLATION DRIVER

You do not need to install driver.

INSTALLATION DIGITAL IMAGE

1.Insert the installation CD-ROM.

2.Click "Digital Image Installer".

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3.Click "Digital Image Installer".

4.Click "Accept".

5.Click "install".

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6. Click "Quit".

150

For Apple Macintosh (OS9, OS10)

INSTALLATION PHOTOIMPRESSION

1.Insert the installation CD-ROM.

2.Click "PhotoImpression3" to set up the software .

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3.Click the language that you want.

4.Click "PhotoImpression Installer".

5.Click "Accept".

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6. Click "Install" to start the installation.

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INSTALLATION VIDEOIMPRESSION1.6 FOR MAC

1.Click "VideoImpression1.6" to set up the software.

2.Select the language that you want.

3.Click "VideoImpression1.6 Installer".

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4.Click "Accept".

5.Click "Install" to start the installation.

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CAUTIONS WHEN CONNECTING TO THE PERSONAL COMPUTER

ïWhile this camera is connected to the computer or transferring the image data between this camera and the computer, do not perform the following operations. Otherwise, an error may occur, the camera and the computer may not function correctly, or the image data recorded on the CF card may be erased or damaged.

ïTurn off the power of the camera

ïDisconnect the USB cable

ïRotate the function dial

ïRemove or insert the CF card

When the camera is connected to the computer, the time for the auto power off function is fixed in 30 minutes automatically regardless of the power supply you use or the settings in the SETUP mode (see page 113).

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CAUTIONS WHEN CONNECTING TO THE PERSONAL COMPUTER

When connecting the camera to the computer and transferring the image data between them, be sure to check that the battery capacity is full. If the battery power is low, the camera may be turned off while transferring data. If this happens, an error may occur, the camera and the computer may not function correctly, or the image data recorded on the CF card may be erased or damaged.

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Requirements of Photo Impression & Video impression

To use the supplied image editing applications Photo Impression and Video Impression, the following systems are required.

For the IBM-PC/ATand compatible computers

 

CPU

Intel Pentium II processor of 233 MHz or more, or the

 

 

computer equipped with a fully compatible processor.

 

OS

WindowsÆ98/98SE/ME/2000/XP

 

 

WindowsÆ NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5)

 

Memory

16 MB or more of built-inmemory (For WindowsÆ NT,

 

 

32 MB or more of built-inmemory).

 

Hard disk space

110 MB or more of available hard disk space.

 

Monitor

Resolution 800 x 600 color monitor for 16-bitcolor video display

 

CD-ROMdrive

Necessary (when installing and using the software).

 

 

 

 

For Apple Macintosh

 

 

 

 

CPU

68040 or later processor or better, or Macintosh or Power

 

 

Macintosh

 

OS

Mac OS9, OS10.1

 

 

 

 

Memory

32MB RAM or higher

 

 

 

 

Hard disk space

110 MB or more of available hard disk space.

 

Monitor

The color monitor capable of displaying 256 colors

 

CD-ROMdrive

Necessary (when installing and using the software).

 

 

 

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APPENDIX

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WATCHING THE CAPTURED IMAGES ON TV

WATCHING THE CAPTURED IMAGES ON TV

By connecting this camera to your TV with the supplied video cable, you can watch the captured

images on TV.

1.Confirm that the video out signal from the video-outterminal is set to NTSC or PAL according to the color system in your country ( see page 125 ).

2.Turn off the camera and TV.

3.Open the terminal cover on the left side of the camera and connect the mini plug of the supplied video cable to the video-outport on the camera.

ï The LCD monitor is turned off.

4.Connect the other end of the video cable to the video input port on the TV. 5.Turn on the TV.

6.Rotate the function dial to

7.Slide the power switch to turn on the camera.

8.Switch the video input of the TV according to the port to which the video cable is connected.

ïThe images recorded in the CF card can be displayed both on the LCD monitor and TV.

9.You can watch the images in the various play modes.

ïThe images can be played back in the slide show mode ( see page 82 ) , etc.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

If you have any trouble with this camera, check the following items. Should the difficulty persist,

contact Gateway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem

Check

Solution

Page

The focus cannot be

Did you attempt to adjust the focus

Take a picture with the focus lock

39

adjusted in the autofo-

on the subject, which is difficult to

function or in the manual focus

40

cus mode The focus

focus in the autofocus mode?

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

lamp (green) blinks

Did you attempt to take a picture

Take a picture when the subject is

 

quickly (about 8 times

when the subject is closer than the

farther than 1.3ft (39.6 cm), or when

 

in a second) when the

minimum focus distance (1.3ft

the subject is within the distance

41

shutter-releasebutton

=39.6 cm), or farther than 1.3ft

from 0.3ft (9.1 cm)to 1.3ft (39.6cm)

 

is pressed half-way

(39.6 cm) in the close up mode?

(is not apart more than 1.3ft from

 

down.

 

the camera) in the close mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the camera turned off?

Rotate the function dial to

 

 

 

and slide the power switch to turn

33

The shutter-release

Is the camera set to another

on the camera.

 

mode than the recording

 

button is not released.

 

 

mode?

 

 

 

Is the focus lamp (green)

The image is recorded on the CF

35

 

blinking slowly (about 2 times

card. Wait until the recording is

 

in a second) and "Recording"

completed and the focus lamp

 

 

blinking on the LCD monitor?

(green) and "Recording" stop blinking.

 

 

 

 

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Problem

Check

Solution

 

Page

The shutter-

Is "CARD FULL" displayed on the

The CF card is full. Delete unwanted

 

release button

LCD monitor?

images or transfer the image data to

92

is not

 

the computer and then delete all

 

released.

 

images, or use another CF card, which

 

 

 

has memory space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the camera turned off?

Rotate the function dial to

and slide

33

 

 

the power switch to turn on the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The live view

Are the batteries exhausted?

Replace all four batteries.

 

27

is not dis-

 

 

 

28

played on the

Are the batteries inserted with the

Remove the batteries and then insert

25

LCD monitor.

correct polarity?

the batteries by following the +/-

 

 

 

diagram indicated on the front of the

 

 

 

battery-chamberdoor.

 

 

 

Is the LCD monitor turned off?

Press the display button to turn on the

35

 

 

monitor.

 

 

 

The auto power off function activates.

Slide the power switch to turn on the

25

 

 

camera again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Problem

Check

Solution

 

Page

 

 

 

 

Is the camera turned off?

Rotate the function dial to

and slide the power

80

 

 

 

 

 

switch to turn on the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are the batteries exhausted?

Replace all four batteries.

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image

Are the batteries inserted with the

Remove the batteries and then insert the batteries by

 

correct polarity?

following the +/- diagram indicated on the front of the

28

cannot be

 

battery-chamberdoor.

 

 

played

 

Is the CF card inserted in the

When "NO CARD" is displayed on the LCD monitor and

 

back on

camera? ( Is "NO CARD"

"CF" is displayed on the data panel, the CF card is not

25

the LCD

displayed on the LCD monitor? )

set. Insert the CF card.

 

 

monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

The auto power off function

Slide the power switch to turn on the camera again.

25

 

 

 

 

activates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the focus lamp ( green )

The camera reads out the image data from the CF

 

 

 

 

 

blinking slowly (about 2 times in

card.

 

29

 

 

 

 

a second ) and "PLAY BACK"

Wait until the reading is completed and the focus lamp

 

 

 

 

 

blinking on the LCD monitor?

and "PLAY BACK" stop blinking.

 

The image

Did you take a picture within

Take a picture within the flash range ( 15 to 118 inches)

44

recorded in

the flash range?

( 40 to 300 cm ).

 

 

the flash

 

 

 

 

mode is

 

 

 

 

dark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Problem

Check

 

Solution

 

Page

The zoom play

Did you take a picture with the

The picture captured with the digital zoom

50

cannot be per-

digital zoom function?

function cannot be played back in the zoom

85

formed.

 

 

 

 

play mode.

 

The image is too

Is the exposure compensation

Specify 0 for the exposure compensation

99

dark or bright.

value specified?

value.

 

 

Even when the

Has the

 

 

battery-condition

If the

 

 

 

battery-conditionindicator blinks, all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lens comes out,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator blinked (all the indicators

the indicators will disappear after 5 seconds

 

the data panel is

disappeared after 5 seconds ) ?

while the lens is protruding.

25

turned off and

 

 

 

 

Replace the batteries.

 

the camera can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not function.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recorded

Did you remove the CF card when

The data is being recorded on or read from the

 

image file is

the image data was recorded on or

CF card while the focus lamp ( green ) blinks

33

damaged.

read from the CF card?

slowly (about 2 times in a second ). Do not

 

 

 

 

 

 

remove the CF card from the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The camera

Remove the batteries and insert them again.

 

-

does not function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

correctly due to

After that, turn on the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the strong static

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* If the camera cannot be turned on correctly, the CF card may be damaged. In

 

electricity, etc.

 

this case, transfer the image data on the CF card to the computer and then format

 

 

 

 

the CF card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES ON HANDLING

Batteries

ïBattery performance decreases with lower operating temperatures. In a cold place, we recommend you prepare new batteries and keep the spare batteries in a warm place such as inside your coat.

As the performance of Ni-MHbattery decreases, we recommend you use theNi-MHbattery in a cold place. Even if the battery performance decreases due to a cold environment, the battery can recover its power when the battery warms up.

ïRemove the batteries when they are not in use for an extended period. Battery leakage may damage the battery-chamber.

ïOccasionally, when using alkaline batteries, the battery-conditionindicator shows that the battery power is low even if there is enough power capacity.

Continue to use the camera. The low-batterysymbol will disappear.

ïAs the batteries heat up just after the camera is used, be careful when removing or replacing the batteries. Turn off the camera and allow the batteries to cool down.

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LCD Monitor Care

ïThe LCD monitor is manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may rarely be a lack of color or bright points on the LCD monitor.

ïDo not apply pressure on the surface of the LCD monitor. Permanent damage may occur.

ïIn a cold environment, the LCD monitor may be temporarily dark. When the camera warms up, normal display will be restored.

ïThe LCD monitor may be slow to react in a low temperature or may be dark in a hot environment. When the camera warms up, normal display will be restored.

ïIf there are fingerprints on the LCD monitor surface, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth.

Copyright

ïTV programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.

Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws. And in some performance and exhibition, etc. taking pictures is prohibited. The image which has a copyright cannot be used except for the use within the copyright laws.

DPOF

ïIf the CF card including the DPOF data specified by another camera is inserted in this camera, the DPOF data will be cancelled.

ïEven if you insert the CF card including the data recorded with another digital camera supporting the DCF format, the DPOF data for the images captured with another digital camera ( the images in the folder made by another digital camera supporting the DCF format ) cannot be specified in this camera.

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Operating Temperatures and Conditions

ïThis camera has been designed for use in temperatures from 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF).

ïNever leave the camera exposed to extreme high temperatures, such as in a car parked in the sun, or to extreme humidity.

ïTo prevent condensation from forming, place the camera in a sealed, plastic bag when bringing it from a cold place to a warm place. Allow it to come to room temperature before removing it from the bag.

Safety and Handling for the CF card

ïRead and follow the instructions manual supplied with the CF card.

ïThe following may cause data loss or damage. We are not responsible for it. We recommend you copy a

backup data in another media such as ZIP disc, hard disk, CD-ROM,etc. 1 Improper use of card.

2 Static electrical discharge near the card or electric noise.

3Removing the card or interrupting the power supply while the camera or equipment is accessing the card ( reading, writing, formatting etc. )

4 Non-useof card for an extended period. 5 Using the card past its life expectancy.

ïWhen the card is formatted, the recorded data is deleted. Be sure to back up data if it is necessary.

ïThe storage capability of the CF card will diminish with extended use. In this case, buy a new card.

ïKeep away from static electricity and electric noise.

ïDo not bend, drop, or subject the card to impact.

ïStrong static electricity or shock may damage the card so that recording or writing on the card cannot be performed. In this case, buy a new card.

ïDo not touch the electrical contacts on the card with your fingers or a metal object.

ïKeep away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.

ïKeep away from small children.

ïWhen not in use, return the card to its protective case.

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Others

ïDo not subject the camera to shock or impact.

ïTurn off the camera when transporting it.

ïThis camera is neither waterproof nor splashproof.

Inserting or removing batteries and the CF card, or operating the camera with wet hands may damage the camera.

When using the camera at the beach or near water, take care not to drop water or sand on the camera. If water, sand, dust or salt content accumulates on the camera, it may cause a malfunction.

ïDo not leave the camera under direct sunlight. Do not point the lens at direct sunlight. Doing so, may damage the CCD.

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CARE AND STORAGE

Cleaning

ïIf the camera or the outside of the lens is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, clean, dry cloth. If the camera or lens comes in contact with sand, gently blow away loose particles. Wiping may scratch the surface.

ïTo clean the lens surface, first blow away any dust or sand, then, if necessary, moisten a lens tissue or soft cloth with lens cleaning fluid and gently wipe the lens.

ïNever use organic solvents to clean the camera.

ïNever touch the lens surface with your fingers.

Storage

ïStore in a cool, dry and well-ventilatedplace away from dust and chemicals.

For very long periods, store the camera in an airtight container with a silica gel drying agent.

ïRemove the batteries or the CF card from the camera when not in use for an extended period.

ïDo not store the camera in a closet with mothballs.

ïWe recommend you to press the shutter-releasebutton sometimes during storage. Also, check the cameraís operation to make sure it is functioning properly before using.

Before Important Events such as a Wedding Ceremony or Overseas Travel

ïWe recommend you to check the cameraís operation beforehand or take test pictures, and to prepare spare batteries.

ïGateway has no responsibility for damages incurred by equipment malfunction.

Questions and Service

ïIf you have questions about your camera, contact your local camera dealer or Gateway.

ïBefore shipping your camera for repair, contact a Gateway for details.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Camera Type

 

 

 

 

Recording media exchangeable 3X zoom digital camera with LCD monitor

CCD

 

 

 

Pickup elements:

1/1.8 inch-typeinter line CCD, 5.13M pixels, with a base color filter

Pickup system:

single

 

ISO sensitivity:

AUTO ISO 100 200 400

 

Number of bits converted to A/D: 12 bit

 

Lens Unit

 

 

 

Focal length:

0.3 inches (0.8 cm) to 0.9 inches (2.4 cm) [1.3 inches (3.4 cm) to 4.0 inches

 

(10.2 cm) in the 1.3 inches (3.5 cm) film format equivalent )

Aperture:

Wide: F3.37 ,F4.86 ,F7.75 ,F15.03 (4 steps)

 

Tele

:F3.56 ,F5.13 ,F8.2 ,F15.4 (4 steps)

Construction:

9 elements in 6 groups including 3 aspheric surfaces

Focusing range:

15.7 inches (40 cm) to infinity [The close up mode: 3.1 inches (8 cm) to 15.7

 

(40 cm )]

 

Digital zoom:

Maximum zoom in the telephoto mode X2

Image Storage

 

 

 

Recording medium: CF card ( Type 1 )

 

Image file format:

Exit 2.1 ( JPEG ), DCF standards, DPOF 1.10

Number of pixels ( W x H ): 2560x1920 pixels ( Full size )

1600x1200 pixels ( Large size )

 

 

1280x960 pixels ( Half size )

640x480 pixels ( VGA size )

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Storage capacity ( Using a 32 M B CF card ) :

 

2560x1920 size

1600x1200 size

1280x960 size

VGA

FINE

approx. 13 images

approx. 30 images

approx. 50

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STD.(Standard)

approx. 26 images

approx. 60 images

approx. 100

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ECOn.(Econmy)

approx. 52 images

approx. 90 images

approx. 175

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The number of images to be recorded varies depending on the subject.

Other:

Delete function ( Single image. All images ) Format function for the CF Card

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Autofocus

 

 

 

 

 

System:

AF system by CCD

 

 

 

 

 

Focus locked when the shutter-releasebutton is pressed halfway.

Focus mode :

One shot AF

 

 

 

 

Manual Focus :

Avaliable (operated with

,

,

and

keys.)

Auto Exposure (AE) Control

 

 

 

 

Exposure mode :

Programmed AE

 

 

 

 

 

AE Locked when the shutter-releasebutton is pressed halfway.

Metering :

Center weighted TTL metering

 

 

 

Shutter:

CCD electrical shutter (with a Mechanical shutter)

 

Shutter speed:1/2600 sec. to 8sec.

 

 

Exposure compensation: ± 2EV in 1/3EV increments

 

 

 

White balance :

Automatic, Manual setting available(outdoors,tungsten,fluorescent)

LCD Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

Type :

1.8 inch (46mm) TFT-LCDmodule

 

 

Pixels :

Approx.60,000

 

 

 

 

Bright level :

9 steps

 

 

 

 

Language display :

English,German

 

 

 

 

Display :

Single frame display, index display (9 frames), slide show, magnification display,

 

( the zoom play, X2, changing magnification area available)

Viewfinder

Type : Real image zoom finder

Fineld of view ( 3 m) : more than 80%

Eye-relief : 0.7 inches (19 mm)

Magnification : X 0.35 to X 0.902(Wide:0.350x,tele:0.902x)

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Compositevideo signal,switchable between NTSC and PAL USB port
AA-sized alkaline battery x 4 or AA-sized Ni-MH battery x 4(AA-sized lithium battery is not available.)
Self-timer:
Built-in Flash
Charge time: Flash modes:

Drive Mode

Mode: Single shot, continuous shot(approx.1 frame / sec.), self-timershot

Approx. 10 second delayed release

Approx. 8 second at fill flash

Autoflash, Fill-flash,Flashcancel, Autoflash withred-eyereduction,Fill-flashwith (Flash cancel in the close up mode),night mode.

Flash intensity control: Adjusted automatically by an external light

Interface

Video output: PC interface:

Power Supply

Batteries:

Dimensions Weight

Dimensions(WxHxD): 4.57x2.95x2.44 inches (11.6x7.5x6.2 cm)(not including the projecting parts) Weight: Approx.270.5g(9.54 oz.)(without batteries and the CF card)

Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

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