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User Guide

Gateway DC-T60 Digital Camera

Version 1.0

Checking out your Gateway DC-T60 digital camera . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Product features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Operating system support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mode dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Navigation/Set buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bottom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Learning the basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Connecting the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using the battery and AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Connecting the AC power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Installing the Secure Digital (SD) memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Turning on your camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Taking your first picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Viewing pictures on the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Recording your first movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Viewing movies on the LCD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Deleting pictures and movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Using your camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Taking pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Understanding the viewfinder LED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 LCD information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Photography modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Movie mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Playback modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Setting the focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Setting the picture size and quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Determining the number of pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Using the zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Using picture modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Taking pictures in the Auto mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Taking pictures in the Program mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Taking pictures in the Shutter speed priority mode . . . . . . . . . 35 Taking pictures in the Aperture priority mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Taking pictures in the Manual mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Taking pictures in a Scene mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Using advanced viewing features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Recording and adding voice memos to a picture . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Listening to a voice memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Deleting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Using advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Using the self-timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Adding printing information on the SD memory card . . . . . . . . . 45 Lightening or darkening the overall picture brightness . . . . . . . . 46 Protecting files on your SD memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Formatting SD memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Using the Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Connecting your camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Installing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Connecting to your computer and transferring files. . . . . . . . . . . 63 Connecting to your TV and viewing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Using. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Contacting Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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Checking out your Gateway DC-T60 digital camera

Your new digital camera uses a 6.3 megapixel charged-coupled device (CCD) imager to produce high quality pictures with as high as 2816 x 2112 picture resolution. You can compose and view pictures through the optical viewfinder or on the 2.0” color LCD, then view the pictures on the 2.0” color LCD.

After you take pictures or movie clips, use the USB cable to download image files from your camera to your computer. You can enhance and retouch your pictures on your computer with the SimpleStar PhotoShow photo editing software or other image editing software. Then share your pictures with your family and friends through e-mail, on a Web site, or with prints.

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Product features

LCD The 2.0" color LCD makes it easy to compose your subject for pictures and video clips. It also displays images that you have taken.

Recording medium Supports SD memory cards as large as 512 MB.

Camera mode A variety of camera modes let you adjust your camera to your preferences and take photographs according to the photographic conditions.

Optical zoom 3x optical lens lets you to take wide-angle and telephoto pictures.

Digital zoom 4.4x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom combined let you zoom as much as 13.2 times. In Playback mode, you can use the zoom function to enlarge a selected portion of pictures at 2x and 4x the normal LCD size.

Flexible flash settings Flexible flash settings let you change your flash according to your lighting environment and Photography mode setting.

Focus mode Lets you take pictures with the focus distance to the subject set to auto, macro, infinity, 3 m, or 1 m.

Self-timer mode Provides camera timer setting options for 2 seconds, 10 seconds, 10+2 seconds, and interval.

Still image capture Lets you take pictures as single shots, a series of 3 images with different exposures, and 5 images consecutively.

Movie mode Records short video clips.

Voice memo Lets you record voice memos for as long as 30 seconds immediately after you take a picture. You can also record a voice memo later while viewing the picture in Playback mode.

Camera settings Use the menu settings to control picture quality.

Thumbnail display Displays as many as nine pictures on the LCD for easier and quicker picture selection.

TV and PC connection View pictures on a TV with the A/V cable or transfer pictures to your computer with the USB cable.

DPOF settings Lets you embed printing information on your SD memory card and print pictures on a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compatible printer by inserting the SD card into the printer.

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Package contents

DC-T60 Digital camera

32 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (LI-100)

AC power adapter/charger

Quick start guide and user guide

USB cable

A/V cable

DC-T60 software CD with Windows 98SE USB driver, SimpleStar™ PhotoShow software, and .PDF user guides.

Camera wrist strap

Operating system support

Windows XP

Windows 2000

Windows ME

Window 98SE

MAC OS 9.0 or later

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Front

 

 

 

 

Mic

 

Shutter button

 

Self-timer LED/Auto Focus LED

Power

 

Mode dial

 

button

 

Optical viewfinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built-in

flash

 

Lens/Auto lens cover

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Mode dial

Lets you select Photography, Playback, and SET-UP

 

camera modes.

 

 

Shutter button

Press half-way down to focus and lock the camera

 

exposure setting, then press all the way down to take

 

a picture.

 

 

Power button

Turns the camera power on and off.

 

 

Mic

Records voice memos and sound for video clips.

 

 

Self-timer LED/

Blinks green during self-timer mode until the picture is

Auto focus LED

taken. The camera also uses the LED to focus on

 

images photographed in a dark environment.

 

 

Optical viewfinder

Lets you frame a picture without using the LCD.

 

 

Built-in flash

Provides flash illumination.

 

 

Lens/Auto lens cover

Lets you take wide angle and telephoto pictures. When

 

the camera is turned off, the auto lens cover closes

 

automatically to protect the lens.

 

 

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Mode dial

 

 

 

 

Manual mode

 

Aperture priority

Portrait mode

Shutter speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

priority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night scene mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playback mode

SET-UP mode

 

 

 

 

 

PC mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

 

Icon

Description

Aperture priority

 

Av

Sets the camera for aperture priority and an

 

 

 

 

automatic shutter speed setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual mode

 

M

Sets the camera for fully manual operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait mode

 

 

 

Sets the camera to photograph portrait subjects and

 

 

 

 

blur the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports mode

 

 

 

Sets the camera to photograph fast-moving

 

 

 

 

subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night scene mode

 

 

 

Sets the camera to photograph subjects against the

 

 

 

 

backdrop of evening or night scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie mode

 

 

 

Sets the camera to record video clips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SET-UP mode

 

SET-UP

Adjusts camera settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC mode

 

PC

Sets the camera to download pictures to your

 

 

 

 

computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playback mode

 

 

 

View, rotate, delete, and select pictures to print from

 

 

 

 

your camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto mode

 

 

 

Sets the camera for fully automatic settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program mode

 

P

Sets the camera for automatic shutter speed and

 

 

 

 

aperture settings. Other camera settings can be

 

 

 

 

changed in this mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutter speed

 

Tv

Sets the camera for shutter speed priority and an

priority

 

 

 

automatic aperture setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back

Viewfinder

Diopter

Viewfinder LED Zoom button

adjustment dial

MENU button

Speaker

Delete button

Display button

LCD

Navigation/Set

 

buttons

Component

Icon

Description

Diopter adjustment

 

Lets you adjust the focus for the viewfinder window.

dial

 

This does not effect the picture focus.

 

 

 

Viewfinder

 

Lets you frame the picture.

 

 

 

Viewfinder LED

 

Provides information about the camera’s current

 

 

state. For more information, see “LCD information”

 

 

on page 23.

 

 

 

Zoom button

 

Photography mode: Lets you adjust the camera

 

 

lens to take wide angle or telephoto pictures. For

 

 

more information, see “Setting the focus” on page 26

 

 

and “To use the digital zoom:” on page 32.

 

 

Playback mode: Lets you increase, decrease, or

 

 

select thumbnails of the pictures you view on your

 

 

camera. For more information, see “To view

 

 

thumbnail images:” on page 40.

 

 

MENU button

Menu Toggles the camera menu on and off.

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Plays camera sounds and recorded audio.

 

 

 

Delete button

 

Lets you erase images stored on the memory card.

 

 

For more information, see “Deleting images” on

 

 

page 43.

 

 

 

Display button

 

Photography mode: Lets you turn the LCD on and

 

 

off. For more information, see “To use the LCD to

 

 

take pictures:” on page 20.

Playback mode: Lets you toggle picture information on and off. For more information, see “LCD information” on page 23.

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Component

Icon

Description

Navigation buttons

SET

Photography mode: Lets you navigate camera

 

 

setting options. For more information, see

 

 

“Navigation/Set buttons” on page 7.

SET button

 

Playback mode: Lets you scroll through and view

 

 

pictures. For more information, see “Navigation/Set

 

 

buttons” on page 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD

 

Lets you access menus to operate the camera,

 

 

compose pictures, and view pictures after they have

 

 

been taken. For more information, see “LCD

 

 

information” on page 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation/Set buttons

Set button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate up button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash setting/

compensation/

 

 

 

 

 

 

backlight correction/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate right button

Navigate left button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-timer/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate down button

Component

Icon

Description

Set button

 

 

Photography mode: Lets you toggle between

 

 

 

taking pictures and viewing pictures.

 

 

 

Menu mode: Lets you set menu selections.

 

 

 

 

Auto focus button

 

 

Photography mode: Lets you select an auto focus

 

 

 

setting.

Navigate up button

 

 

Menu mode: Lets you navigate up through the

 

 

 

menu options.

 

 

 

 

Flash setting

 

 

Photography mode: Lets you select a flash setting.

button

 

 

 

Navigate right

 

 

Menu mode: Lets you navigate right through the

button

 

 

menu options.

 

 

 

 

Self-timer button

 

 

Photography mode: Lets you select a self-timer

 

 

 

 

 

setting.

Navigate down

 

 

Menu mode: Lets you navigate down through the

button

 

 

menu options.

 

 

 

 

Exposure

 

 

Photography mode: Lets you select an exposure

compensation/

 

 

compensation or backlight correction setting.

backlight

 

 

 

correction button

 

 

 

Navigate left

 

 

Menu mode: Lets you navigate left through the

button

 

 

menu options.

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery/

 

Memory card

Tripod socket

compartment

Component

Description

Battery/memory card

Lets you access the camera battery and memory

compartment

card.

 

 

Tripod socket

Lets you mount your camera to a tripod.

 

 

Sides

Search

dial

Wrist strap eyelet

 

DC IN 5V USB/ A/V Out

 

connector port

 

 

Component

Description

Search dial

(Shutter speed (Tv) / Aperture (Av) / Manual (M))

 

mode: Lets you change the shutter speed or aperture

 

setting.

 

Playback mode: Lets you select the next or previous

 

picture.

 

 

Wrist strap eyelet

Attach the wrist strap to your camera here.

 

 

DC IN 5V connector

Connect the AC power adapter to the camera to

 

operate the camera without a battery or to charge the

 

rechargeable battery.

 

 

USB connector

Connect a USB cable to the camera to transfer pictures

 

to your computer.

 

- OR -

A/V Out connector

Connect an A/V cable to the camera to view pictures

 

on a TV from the camera.

 

 

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Learning the basics

Connecting the wrist strap

Attach the wrist strap to carry the camera and help prevent the camera from dropping and getting damaged.

To connect the wrist strap:

1Find the wrist strap that came with your camera.

2 Thread the small looped end of the wrist strap through the wrist strap eyelet on your camera.

3 Pull the large looped end of the wrist strap through the small loop until the strap is secure.

Using the battery and AC power

You can use the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery or AC power adapter to power your camera. Before using the camera for the first time on battery power, you should fully charge the battery for about 3 hours. If the camera is not fully charged the first time, the battery life may be shortened.

You can also use the AC power adapter to power the camera while the battery is charging. For more information, see “Connecting the AC power adapter” on page 11.

Caution To protect your camera from battery leakage or corrosion, remove the batteries if you do not plan to use your camera for an extended period of time.

Tips & Tricks Using the camera in low temperatures can shorten the battery life and reduce the camera performance. Avoid using the camera battery in extremely cold environments.

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Installing the battery

Caution Make sure that the power is turned off before installing or removing the battery.

Tips & Tricks We recommend that you fully charge the battery for about 3 hours before you use your camera the first time. The charge time may vary dependent upon the ambient room temperature and the charge in the battery. For more information about charging your camera, see “Connecting the AC power adapter” on page 11.

To install the battery:

1If the camera is turned on, press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2Slide the battery/memory card compartment cover open.

3Push the battery lock lever to the side, then insert the battery into your camera. Make sure that you

match the and the + and symbols on the batteries with the

and the + and symbols inside the battery compartment.

Battery lock lever

4 Close the battery/memory card compartment cover.

To remove the battery:

1If the camera is turned on, press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2Slide the battery/memory card compartment cover open.

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3Release the battery lock lever. The battery ejects slightly from the battery compartment.

4Remove the battery.

Important If you have used your camera recently, the battery may be warm when you remove it from the camera.

Connecting the AC power adapter

Use the AC power adapter to:

Charge the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery

Power your camera while recharging the battery

Power your camera without a battery installed

Caution

Make sure that you only use the AC power adapter

 

specified for your camera. Other AC power

 

adapters could cause damage to your camera.

 

 

Tips & Tricks Use the AC power adapter to save battery power when transferring pictures or video clips to your computer, TV, or VCR.

To connect the AC power adapter:

1If the camera is turned on, press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2Connect one end of the AC power adapter to the DC IN 5V connector on the camera.

3Plug the other end of the AC power adapter into a wall outlet. As the battery charges, the viewfinder LED turns green. When fully charged, the LED turns off.

Tips & Tricks If the rechargeable battery needs to be replaced, the LED indicator turns red.

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Installing the Secure Digital (SD) memory card

Your camera comes with a 32 MB or larger SD memory card to store still pictures and video clips. The memory card stores the image files whether the camera is turned on or off. You can copy the files to a computer and delete the files from the memory card to free-up space for new pictures. For more information about copying files to your computer, see “Connecting to your computer and transferring files” on page 63.

Important You can use an SD memory card as large as 512 MB for more image file storage capacity. The SD memory card that came with your camera has already been formatted.

If you purchase an additional memory card, make sure that you format the card so that it works correctly with your camera. For more information, see “To format an SD memory card:” on page 51.

To install an SD memory card:

1If the camera is turned on, press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2Slide the battery/memory card compartment cover open.

3Insert the SD memory card. The SD memory card is keyed and will only fit in the slot one way. The metal contacts should face toward the back side of the camera. Make sure that the card is pushed all the way in the card slot.

4Close the battery/memory card compartment cover.

To remove an SD memory card:

1If the camera is turned on, press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2Slide the battery/memory card compartment cover open.

3Press in gently on the visible edge

of the SD memory card to eject it.

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Tips & Tricks To prevent valuable data from being accidentally erased, slide the write protect tab (on the side of the SD memory card) to “LOCK.”

Slide tab to

lock

Slide the lock back to the write-protect off position to add, edit, or erase files on the SD memory card.

Turning on your camera

To turn on your camera:

Press and hold the Power button on the top of your camera for about one second. The LED momentarily turns green, then orange, then the LED turns off when the camera turns on.

Tips & Tricks After you turn the camera on, it may take several seconds to charge the flash. The viewfinder LED is green, then orange while the camera is charging the flash. When the LED turns off, the camera is ready to take pictures.

Tips & Tricks The camera power automatically turns off when the camera has not been used for a fixed period of time. To continue using the camera, turn the camera on again. For more information about changing the Auto Off time setting in the Setup menu’s Basic tab, see “Auto Off” on page 61.

To turn off your camera:

Press and release the Power button on the top of your camera.

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Setting the date and time

Set the date and time the first time you use your camera or when you turn on your camera after leaving the battery out of the camera for an extended period of time.

To set the date and time:

1

Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2

If the date/time screen does not

 

appear, turn the mode dial to SET-UP,

 

then press the

navigation button.

 

The Custom tab opens.

 

 

 

 

 

Press the

/

buttons to highlight

 

 

 

 

 

Date/Time, then press the Set button.

 

The Custom Date/Time menu opens.

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Press the

/

buttons to highlight

 

the date field, then change the date

 

field value with the / buttons.

 

The date and time setting order is

 

year, month, day, hour, and minute.

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After you have set the date and time,

 

select a picture mode with the mode

 

dial to exit the menu.

Taking your first picture

Use the Auto mode to get started taking pictures quickly and easily.

The Auto mode lets your camera make all the correct settings for your pictures. In Auto mode the shutter speed, aperture setting, focus, flash (if required), white balance, and system metering method are fully controlled by your camera. You compose the pictures and let your camera take care of the rest.

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To take your first picture:

1 With the camera power turned on, set the mode dial to Auto mode .

2 Use the LCD to compose your picture. Frame the subject with the zoom buttons.

Wide Telephoto zoom zoom

LCD

Delete button

3Press the shutter button halfway down to automatically focus the image. The viewfinder LED turns green when the picture is focused.

Viewfinder LED turns green

4 Press the shutter button all the way down to take the picture. After the picture is taken, it appears momentarily on the LCD.

Important If lighting conditions require additional flash lighting, the flash automatically flashes twice. The first flash is for the red-eye flash compensation and the second flash is for the picture.

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5 Press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

For more information about picture modes and options, see “Taking pictures” on page 20 and see “Using picture modes” on page 33.

Viewing pictures on the LCD

After you have taken your first picture you can view it on your camera’s LCD.

To view your first picture:

1 With the camera power turned on, set the mode dial to Playback mode .

2 View the last picture you took on the LCD.

3Use the / buttons on the search dial to view other pictures.

To delete the photo, press the button on the back of the camera, then follow the instructions on the LCD.

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Recording your first movie

The Movie mode lets you record video clips at 320 x 240 pixels. Sound is also recorded with the video clip. Use the LCD to compose the video.

Tips & Tricks The LCD cannot be turned off and the flash does not function when recording video clips.

Tips & Tricks The video clip recording time depends on the amount of memory available on the memory card.

To shoot your first video clip:

1With the camera power turned on, turn the mode dial to the Movie mode .

2Use the LCD to compose your video clip. Frame the subject with the zoom buttons.

Wide Telephoto zoom zoom

LCD

3 Press the shutter button to start recording the video clip.

4 Press the shutter button a second time to stop the video clip recording. When the recording stops, the camera takes a few seconds to process the clip to the memory card.

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Viewing movies on the LCD

Use the Playback mode to view video clips on the LCD.

To view video clips on the LCD:

1With the camera power turned on, turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last video clip you recorded is displayed on the LCD.

2Press the SET button to play the video clip.

You can also use the navigation buttons to view video clips:

Button

During playback

During pause

During stop

SET

 

 

Press SET to cancel

 

 

 

 

pause and continue

 

 

 

 

clip playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each press of the

Forward playback

 

 

 

button increases the

resumes. Each press

 

 

 

playback speed

of the

button

 

 

incrementally

increases the

 

 

 

(2X, 4X, Normal)

playback speed

 

 

 

 

 

incrementally

 

 

 

 

 

(2X, 4X, Normal).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each press of the

Reverse playback

 

 

 

button increases the

resumes. Each press

 

 

 

reverse playback

of the

button

 

 

speed incrementally

increases the reverse

 

 

 

(2X, 4X, Normal)

playback speed

 

 

 

 

 

incrementally (2X, 4X,

 

 

 

 

 

Normal).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pauses playback

Resumes playback

Scrolls to the previous

 

 

 

 

 

image on the memory

 

 

 

 

 

card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press

to stop

Press

to stop

Scrolls to the next

 

playback and return to

playback and return to

image on the memory

 

start of the clip

start of the clip

card

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search

 

 

Rotate the Search dial

Rotate the search dial

dial

 

 

or

to step the

or

to scroll to

 

 

clip forward or

the previous or next

 

 

 

backwards frame-by-

image on the memory

 

 

 

frame

 

card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deleting pictures and movies

You can erase the last picture or movie you took with the Quick Delete feature.

To delete a picture or movie in the Quick Delete mode:

1With the camera power turned on, turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

2Press the button. The last picture or movie you took is displayed on the LCD.

3Press the / buttons to highlight Execute, then press the Set button. The picture or movie is deleted.

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Using your camera

Taking pictures

Your camera is equipped with both an optical viewfinder and a 2.0” full-color LCD to compose pictures.

The LCD helps you accurately compose pictures. However, the LCD uses battery power when it is turned on. You can use the optical viewfinder to conserve battery power. For example, if your battery charge is low, turn off the LCD and compose images through the viewfinder.

To use the LCD to take pictures:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2Turn the mode dial to a photography mode.

3If the LCD is turned off, press the button to turn on the LCD. Press the button one or more times, until OSD full display appears.

4Compose your picture in the LCD.

5Press the shutter button down halfway to focus the image, then press the shutter button down the rest of the way to take the picture. The viewfinder LED is red while the camera processes the picture.

Tips & Tricks

 

After focusing, the LCD will show an approximation

 

 

of the image brightness when the picture is taken.

 

 

If the lighting is too dark for a good picture

 

 

exposure, the preview image on the LCD will be

 

 

dark. You can change the camera settings, such as

 

 

the shutter speed or aperture, to set the camera for

 

 

more light sensitivity. However, some settings may

 

 

cause the shutter speed to be too slow for a

 

 

handheld picture. If the shutter speed is too slow

 

 

for a handheld picture, the unsteady hold warning

 

 

icon

is displayed. You may want to use a tripod

 

 

to steady the camera.

Tips & Tricks

 

The image on the LCD may look dim in bright

 

 

 

 

sunlight. This is common for the LCD because the

 

 

sunlight may be brighter than LCD brightness.

 

 

 

 

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Tips & Tricks For more information about focusing the camera, see “Setting the focus” on page 26.

To use the viewfinder to take pictures:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to a photography mode.

3 If the LCD is turned on, press the button to turn off the LCD. Press the button one or more times, until LCD monitor Off appears.

4 Compose your picture in the viewfinder. If the image looks blurry in the viewfinder, rotate the diopter adjustment dial to focus the viewfinder for your eyes. This setting does not change the picture

focus.

Viewfinder

5 Focus the camera and take the picture.

Tips & Tricks For more information about focusing the camera, see “Setting the focus” on page 26.

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Understanding the viewfinder LED

The viewfinder LED changes color depending on what mode you are in and what the status of the camera is.

Viewfinder LED

Color

State

Power off

Photography

Playback

PC mode

 

 

mode

modes

mode

 

 

Green

On

Battery

Auto focus

 

 

Camera

 

 

charging in

successful and

 

connected to

 

 

progress

locked on

 

 

computer

 

 

 

subject

 

 

 

 

Red

On

AC

Writing to

Accessing

Accessing

 

 

adapter

memory card

 

the SD

 

the SD

 

 

plugged in

in progress

 

card in

 

card in

 

 

 

 

 

 

progress

 

progress

 

 

 

 

 

DPOF

Computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

file being

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

created

 

standby

 

Flashing

 

Picture not in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interval

 

 

 

 

 

 

photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Standby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

On

Battery

Processing

 

 

Not

 

 

charging

 

picture

 

 

recognized

 

 

error

Flash

 

by PC

 

 

 

 

charging in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

progress

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing

 

Battery fully

Battery

Battery

 

 

 

 

discharged

fully

 

fully

 

 

Battery

discharged

 

discharged

 

 

 

 

cover open

 

 

SD card

 

 

 

SD card

 

 

 

missing

 

 

 

 

write protect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD information

Important The following LCD information is representative of information that may be displayed in the various camera modes. Not all icons will appear at the same time. The icons that are displayed depend on the selected mode and the options available for the selected mode.

Photography modes

The following information appears on the LCD when you are in photography modes: Auto mode , Portrait mode , Sports mode , Night scene mode .

Zoom status

Voice memo mode

Mode icon

 

Battery status

Focus icon

 

Flash icon

White balance icon

 

 

Metering icon

 

 

Focus area

 

Capture mode icon

 

 

Backlight

 

Self-timer icon

correction icon

 

Pictures remaining

 

 

Unsteady hold

Date &

warning icon

time

 

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The following information appears on the LCD when you are in photography modes: Program mode P, Shutter speed priority mode Tv, Aperture priority mode Av, Manual mode M.

Zoom status Voice memo mode

Mode icon

 

 

Battery status

Focus icon

 

 

Flash icon

White balance icon

 

 

 

Metering icon

 

 

Histogram

 

 

 

Focus area

 

 

Capture mode icon

 

 

 

Exposure compensation

 

 

Picture size

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures remaining

Unsteady

Shutter

 

Picture

Aperture

quality

hold warning

speed

icon

Self-timer

 

 

 

 

icon

 

 

Movie mode

The following information appears on the LCD when you are in Movie mode .

Zoom status

Mode icon

Battery status

Focus icon

 

Self-timer icon

Picture size

 

 

Recording time/

 

elapsed time

Recording Picture indicator quality

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Playback modes

The following information appears on the LCD when you are in picture Playback mode .

Mode icon

 

 

File

 

 

number

Voice

Protect

Folder

number

memo icon

 

icon

The following information appears on the LCD when you are in video Playback mode .

Movie status bar

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elapsed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

time

 

 

 

 

 

Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number

 

 

Mode Protect

 

 

icon

icon

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Setting the focus

You can set the camera to focus on subjects with auto focus, macro focus, infinity focus, 3M focus fixed at 3 meters, or 1M focus fixed at 1 meter. If you change the Focus mode, the camera retains the focus settings when the camera is turned off. The focus settings, however, are limited to the capabilities of the selected photography mode.

 

Tips & Tricks

Some settings may cause the shutter speed to be

 

 

 

too slow for a handheld picture. If the shutter speed

 

 

 

is too slow for a handheld picture, the unsteady

 

 

 

hold warning icon

is displayed. You may want

 

 

 

to use a tripod to steady the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

The camera has five Focus modes:

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

Focus mode

Description

 

 

Auto focus

Select this mode for fully automatic focus. Auto focus focuses

 

 

on subjects from approximately 2½ feet (80 cm) to infinity

 

 

in wide angle and telephoto settings.

 

 

 

 

Macro

Select this mode for close-up photography.

 

 

Wide angle (zoom off) - focuses from approximately 3½

 

 

inches (9 cm) to infinity.

 

 

 

Telephoto (at optical zoom 3x) - focuses from approximately

 

 

1 foot (30 cm) to infinity.

 

 

 

 

 

Infinity

Select this mode for distant photography where subjects are

 

 

approximately 16 feet (5 m) or more from the camera.

 

 

 

3M

Fixed at

Select this mode for photography where the subject is

 

3 meters

approximately 10 feet (3 m) from the camera.

 

 

 

1M

Fixed at

Select this mode for photography where the subject is

 

1 meter

approximately 3 feet (1 m) from the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

To change the focus settings:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3Press the button to select the Focus mode. Press the button one or more times, until the icon for the focus setting you want to use is displayed in the left corner of the LCD.

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For Auto mode , Program mode P, Shutter speed priority mode Tv, Aperture priority mode Av, Manual mode M, Sports mode , or Movie mode :

[No icon] Auto focus

Macro

Infinity

 

Fixed at 1 meter

Fixed at 3 meters

For Portrait mode and Night scene mode :

[No icon] Auto focus Infinity

Fixed at 1 meter Fixed at 3 meters

4 Compose the picture.

5 Press the shutter button down halfway to focus the image. The viewfinder LED turns green to indicate that the subject is in focus.

Tips & Tricks The camera focus time depends on how much the picture subject is moving. If the subject moves significantly, the focus may take slightly longer than still subjects. Generally, the camera focus locks in about 1 second.

6Press the shutter button down the rest of the way to take the picture. After you take the picture, it appears on the LCD momentarily.

Using the flash

The flash is designed to work automatically in low lighting conditions or when additional lighting is required. The intensity of the flash varies depending upon the surrounding lighting conditions. You can also set the Flash mode manually.

The camera retains the current flash setting when the camera is turned off.

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The camera has four Flash modes:

Icon Flash mode

Description

 

 

 

 

Auto flash

The flash fires automatically according to the ambient lighting

 

conditions. Auto flash only works in the Auto mode

.

 

 

 

Red-eye

Select this mode for general photography. Use the red-eye

reduction

reduction flash to take pictures of people and animals in

 

low-light conditions.

 

 

 

 

The flash emits a precursor-flash before the main flash fires.

 

This causes the eye’s pupil to contract, reducing the red-eye

 

phenomenon. The flash always fires twice, and the

 

 

photograph is taken at the second flash.

 

 

 

When the camera mode is set to Auto mode

or Program

 

mode P, the flash fires at a light intensity based on the

 

 

brightness of the subject.

 

 

 

 

When the camera is set to Shutter speed priority mode Tv,

 

Aperture priority mode Av, or Manual mode M, the flash will

 

always fire.

 

 

 

 

 

When the camera is set to Portrait mode

, the flash is set

 

to Red-eye reduction mode automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

Forced flash

Select this mode for photography in high contrast lighting

 

situations (such as a strong backlight behind a subject),

 

fluorescent lighting, and other situations that need fill-in

 

lighting on the subject.

 

 

 

 

When the camera is set to Night scene mode , the flash

 

is set to Forced flash mode

automatically, except in the

 

Infinity focus mode

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppressed

Select this mode for places where flash photography is

 

flash

prohibited, when the subject is too far away for the flash to

 

be effective, or when in situations where the lighting

 

 

conditions may be low but you want to take pictures in the

 

natural lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

When the camera is set to Sports mode

, the flash is set

 

to Suppressed flash mode

automatically.

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks

 

If the lighting conditions are too dark for a handheld

 

 

 

 

picture and the flash is set to the Suppressed flash

 

 

 

mode

, the unsteady hold warning icon

is

 

 

 

displayed to indicate that the picture may be blurry

 

 

 

if taken. You may want to use a tripod to steady the

 

 

 

camera.

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks

 

The flash does not operate in the Movie mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or Continuous or Auto Exp. capture modes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To change the flash settings:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3 Press the button to select the Flash mode. Press the button one or more times, until the icon for the setting you want to use is displayed below the battery icon on the right corner of the LCD:

 

 

[No icon] Auto

 

 

 

Red-eye forced flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppressed flash

 

Forced flash

 

4

Compose the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus”

 

 

on page 26.

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks After the flash fires, it takes about 5 to 10 seconds to recharge the flash for the next picture. As the flash charges, the viewfinder LED turns orange.

When fully charged, the LED turns off.

Setting the picture size and quality

The camera resolution (picture size) and quality settings determine the number of pixels (dimensions), picture file size, and compression ratio for your pictures. These settings affect the number of pictures that can be stored on a memory card. As you become more familiar with your camera, we recommended that you try each resolution and quality setting to understand the effects that these settings have on your pictures.

Your camera has four resolution (picture size) settings:

2816 x 2112 – approximately 6 megapixels

2272 x 1704 – approximately 4 megapixels

1600 x 1200 – approximately 2 megapixels

640 x 480 – less than .5 megapixels

To learn more about the definition for megapixels, see the FAQ “Q: What does the term megapixel mean?” on page 74.

Your camera has three picture quality settings:

Fine

Standard

Economy

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Higher resolution and higher quality pictures offer the best photographic quality but produce larger image file sizes. Because of this, fewer pictures fit on a memory card. Use high resolution and high quality settings for pictures that you plan to print and for situations that require the finest detail.

Lower resolution and lower quality pictures take up less memory space and may be quite suitable for sharing through e-mail, in a report, or on a Web page.

Determining the number of pictures

The following table indicates the approximate number of still pictures that can be stored on an SD memory card.

SD Memory Card/Number of Pictures

Resolution

Quality

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

(Size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2816 × 2112

Fine

11

22

45

91

183

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard

18

38

77

154

311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy

34

70

142

283

571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2272 × 1704

Fine

18

37

76

151

305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard

30

61

124

247

498

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy

59

121

244

487

981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 × 1200

Fine

37

76

153

306

616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard

59

121

244

487

981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy

118

242

489

975

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

640 × 480

Fine

145

298

602

1200

2417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard

210

430

870

1734

3491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economy

379

775

1566

3121

6284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To set the picture size and quality:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3 Press the Menu button. The Picture menu opens.

4 Press the / buttons to highlight Size, then press the Set button. The picture size options are displayed.

5 Press the / buttons to highlight the picture size option, then press the Set button.

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6 Press the / buttons to highlight Quality, then press the Set button. The picture quality options are displayed.

7Press the / buttons to highlight the picture quality option, then press the Set button.

8Press the Menu button to exit the Menu mode.

Using the zoom feature

The optical zoom lets you take telephoto and wide-angle pictures. You can also enlarge pictures as much as 3 times the normal size using the optical zoom.

The digital zoom lets you take telephoto or enlarged pictures as much as 13.2 times the normal picture enlargement. The camera combines the 3x optical zoom with the 4.4x digital zoom to increase the camera’s digital zoom capabilities.

For more information, see the FAQ “Q: What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?” on page 74.

Tips & Tricks When you use the zoom feature, the camera is more sensitive to camera movement. If the shutter speed is too slow for a handheld picture, the unsteady hold warning icon is displayed. You may want to use a tripod to steady the camera.

Tips & Tricks

The more the picture subject is enlarged with the

 

digital zoom, the more pixelated (grainy) the image

 

is in the picture.

 

 

Tips & Tricks The digital zoom feature is cancelled when the button is pressed and the LCD is turned off.

To use the optical zoom:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3If the LCD is turned off, press the button to turn on the LCD. Press the button one or more times, until OSD full display appears.

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4 Press the buttons to compose the picture:

Press the button to enlarge the subject on the LCD for a more close-up picture. The zoom status meter indicates the settings for the digital and optical zoom.

Wide Telephoto zoom zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optical zoom:1x to 3x

Digital zoom:1x to 4.4x

Press the button to reduce the subject on the LCD for a wider angle picture.

5 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

To use the digital zoom:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Make sure that the camera is set to take digital zoom pictures. See “Digital Zoom” on page 55.

3 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

4If the LCD is turned off, press the button to turn on the LCD. Press the button one or more times, until OSD full display appears.

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5Use the buttons to compose the picture:

Press the button to enlarge the subject on the LCD for a more close-up picture. The zoom status meter indicates the settings for the digital and optical zoom.

Wide Telephoto zoom zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optical zoom:1x to 3x

Digital zoom:1x to 4.4x

Press the button to reduce the subject on the LCD for a wider angle picture.

6 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Using picture modes

Your camera includes a number of photography modes that let you set preferences for taking pictures:

Auto mode lets your camera make all the correct settings for your pictures. For more information, see “Taking pictures in the Auto mode” on page 34.

Program mode (P) lets your camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture setting, then you can adjust other camera settings. For more information, see “Taking pictures in the Program mode” on page 34.

Shutter speed priority mode (Tv) lets you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value. For more information, see “Taking pictures in the Shutter speed priority mode” on page 35.

Aperture priority mode (Av), lets you set the aperture setting and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed based. For more information, see “Taking pictures in the Aperture priority mode” on page 36.

Manual mode (M) lets you take full control of your camera to customize your photography settings. For more information, see “Taking pictures in the Manual mode” on page 37.

Scene mode automatically adjusts the camera settings for specific

types of photography scenes: Portrait mode , Sports mode , Night scene mode . For more information, see “Taking pictures in a Scene mode” on page 38.

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Taking pictures in the Auto mode

The Auto mode lets your camera make all the correct settings for your pictures. In Auto mode the shutter speed, aperture setting, focus, flash (if required), white balance, and system metering method are fully controlled by your camera. You compose the pictures and let your camera take care of the rest.

To take pictures in the Auto mode :

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Auto mode photography mode.

3 Compose the picture.

4Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Taking pictures in the Program mode

When you take pictures in the Program mode (P), the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture setting according to the brightness of the subject. Unlike the Auto mode , you can manually change the white balance settings, the system metering method, and exposure compensation.

To take pictures in the Program mode (P):

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Program mode (P).

3 If required, set the white balance settings. For more information, see “White Balance” on page 56.

4 If required, set the system metering method. For more information, see “Metering” on page 57.

5 If required, set the system exposure compensation. For more information, see “Lightening or darkening the overall picture brightness” on page 46.

6 Compose the picture.

7 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

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Unsteady Shutter Aperture hold speed setting warning

Taking pictures in the Shutter speed priority mode

When you take pictures in the Shutter speed priority mode (Tv), the camera gives priority to the shutter speed. The camera automatically sets the aperture value based on the shutter speed setting.

When you set the camera to a fast shutter speed, moving subjects appear still in the picture.

When you set the camera to a slow shutter speed, moving subjects appear in motion with a blurred effect in the picture.

To take pictures in the Shutter speed priority mode (Tv):

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2Turn the mode dial to the Shutter speed priority mode (Tv).

3Set the shutter speed from 8 seconds to 1/1500 of a second with the search dial:

Rotate the search dial in the direction to select a faster shutter speed or rotate the search dial in the direction to select a slower shutter speed. The shutter speed and corresponding aperture setting are displayed on the LCD.

If the aperture setting is displayed in white, the exposure setting is correct for a picture.

If a combined aperture and shutter speed setting does not provide enough light for a good picture

exposure, the aperture setting is displayed in red.

If the shutter speed

setting is too slow to take a handheld photograph without

blurring the picture, the unsteady hold warning icon

is

displayed.

 

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4 Compose the picture.

5 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Taking pictures in the Aperture priority mode

When you take pictures in the Aperture priority mode (Av), the camera gives priority to the aperture setting. The camera automatically sets the shutter speed based on the aperture setting.

When you set the camera to a small aperture (higher F-stop value), pictures have a sharper focus in the foreground and background (greater depth-of-field).

When you set the camera to a large aperture (smaller F-stop value), pictures have sharper focus in the foreground and a more blurred focus in the background (shallow depth-of-field).

To take pictures in the Aperture priority mode (Av):

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Aperture priority mode (Av).

3 Set the aperture setting from F 2.8 to F 6.7 with the search dial:

Rotate the search dial in the direction to select a larger aperture (F-stop value) (smaller aperture setting) or rotate the

search dial in the direction to select a smaller aperture (F-stop value) (larger aperture setting). The aperture value and

corresponding aperture setting are displayed on the LCD.

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Unsteady Shutter Aperture hold speed setting warning

If the shutter speed value is displayed in white the exposure setting is correct for a picture.

If the combined aperture and shutter speed setting

does not provide enough light for a good picture exposure, the shutter speed value is displayed in red.

If the aperture setting is too small, making the

shutter speed too slow to take a handheld photograph without blurring the picture, the unsteady hold warning icon is displayed.

4 Compose the picture.

5 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Taking pictures in the Manual mode

Use the Manual mode (M) to set the camera shutter speed and aperture to your preferences. In Manual mode (M), you take full control of your camera to customize your photography settings.

To take pictures in the Manual mode (M):

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2Turn the mode dial to the Manual mode (M).

3Press the button to select the shutter speed or aperture setting. The setting you select is displayed in blue.

4Select the shutter speed or aperture setting with the search dial:

Rotate the search dial in the direction to select a faster shutter speed or larger aperture value or rotate the search dial in the direction to select a

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slower shutter speed or smaller aperture value. The shutter speed and corresponding aperture setting are displayed on the LCD.

If the shutter speed or aperture value is displayed in white, the exposure setting is correct for a picture.

If the combined aperture and shutter speed setting

does not provide enough

 

 

 

light for a good picture

 

 

 

exposure, the shutter

Unsteady

Shutter

Aperture

speed value is displayed

hold

speed

setting

in red.

warning

 

 

If the shutter speed is too

slow to take a handheld photograph without blurring the picture, the unsteady hold warning icon is displayed.

5 Compose the picture.

6 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Tips & Tricks 1/250th of a second is the maximum shutter speed you can use in the flash photography mode.

Taking pictures in a Scene mode

You can set the camera to a Scene mode that automatically adjusts the camera settings for specific types of photography scenes. The camera has three Scene modes:

Icon Scene mode

Description

 

 

Portrait

Select this mode to take a picture with a subject sharply

 

focused and the background slightly out of focus.

 

 

The Flash mode is turned on automatically in the Red-eye

 

reduction mode

.

 

 

 

Sports

Select this mode to take pictures of fast-moving subjects.

 

The flash does not operate in the Sports mode

.

 

 

Night scene

Select this mode to take pictures of subjects against a dusk

 

or night-time background. The Flash mode is turned on

 

automatically in the Forced flash mode .

 

 

 

 

 

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To take pictures in the Scene mode:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography Scene modes: Portrait mode , Sports mode , Night scene mode .

3 Compose the picture.

4 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

Using advanced viewing features

Use the Playback mode to view pictures and video clips in full-screen view or view as many as nine thumbnail images on the LCD. While viewing pictures, you can rotate the picture to change the orientation and you can zoom in on a selected area of the picture. You can also listen to voice memos if they were recorded with a picture.

You can also view your pictures in an automated sequential slide show.

To view images on the LCD:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3Rotate the search dial to move forward or backwards through the images:

Rotate the search dial in the direction to view the previous frame or rotate the search dial in the direction to view the next frame.

Tips & Tricks When viewing pictures, you can also use the

/ navigation buttons to move forward or backwards through the pictures.

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Tips & Tricks

When viewing pictures, you can press the

 

button to view detailed image information about

 

each picture. Press the

button again to turn the

 

image information display off.

 

 

 

To rotate pictures on the LCD:

In the Playback mode :

Press the button to rotate the current picture 90° counter-clockwise.

Press the button to rotate the current picture 90° clockwise.

To view thumbnail images:

1In the Playback mode , press the button. The images are displayed as thumbnail views.

2Rotate the search dial in the / direction to move forward or backwards through the images.

- OR -

Press the // navigation buttons to move forward, backwards, up, or down through the pictures.

3 When you want to view a picture that you highlighted with a green frame, press the SET button.

To change the picture zoom view:

1In Playback mode , follow the instructions in “To view images on the LCD:” on page 39 to navigate to a picture.

2Adjust the zoom ratio with the and buttons:

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Press the button once to display the picture at 2x the normal size. While in zoom view, the green frame indicates what part of the picture you are viewing.

Press the button twice to display the picture at 4x the normal size. While in zoom view, the green frame indicates what part of the picture you are viewing.

Whole

Current

picture

picture

view

zoom view

Press the // navigation buttons to scroll side to side and up or down through the picture.

Press the button once or twice to return the picture to the normal viewing size.

To view pictures in an automatic slide show:

1 In Playback mode , press the Menu button. The Play tab opens.

2 Press the / buttons to highlight Slide Show, then press the Set button. The slide show starts.

3 To stop the slide show, press the Set button.

Recording and adding voice memos to a picture

You can record as much as a 30 second audio memo with each picture. If you turn on the voice memo feature, immediately after you take a picture you can add your voice memo. You can also record a voice memo with a picture when you are viewing pictures in the Playback mode .

To record a voice memo with a picture:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3 Press the Menu button. The Picture menu opens.

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4 Press the navigation button to highlight the Function tab.

5 Press the navigation button to highlight Voice Memo, then press the Set button. The Voice Memo options are displayed.

6Press the / buttons to highlight

On, then press the Set button. The Voice Memo option turns on.

7Press the Menu button to exit the menu.

Tips & Tricks

After the Voice Memo option is turned on, the

 

camera records voice memos after each picture. To

 

stop each voice recording, press the shutter button.

 

To turn off the Voice Memo feature, repeat this

 

procedure and highlight OFF.

 

 

To add a voice memo to a picture in Playback mode:

1 While viewing pictures in the Playback mode , press the shutter button down all the way to start the voice memo recording, the recording starts.

2 Press the shutter button down again. The recording stops.

Listening to a voice memo

You can listen to voice memos while viewing pictures.

To listen to an audio memo recorded with a picture:

In the Playback mode , a Mic icon is displayed with each picture that includes a voice memo. Press the Set button to play the voice memo.

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Deleting images

You can delete the last image you took in the Playback mode .

To delete images in the Playback mode:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3 Select the image that you want to delete. For more information, see “To view images on the LCD:” on page 39.

4 Press the button. The Delete menu opens.

5 Press the / buttons to highlight one of the options, then press SET.

Single selects the image you are currently viewing in the Playback mode .

All selects all of the images on the memory card.

Select lets you choose the image you want to delete from the thumbnail view.

6 Press the Set button. A message asks if you want to Cancel or Execute.

7Press the / buttons to highlight Execute, then press the Set button. The image is deleted.

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Using advanced features

Using the self-timer

You can use the camera’s self-timer button to set a delay time before a picture is taken. You can also set the camera to take pictures in intervals to create a time-lapsed series of pictures.

The camera has four self-timer modes:

Icon

Self-timer

Description

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

10

Use this setting to take group pictures. Select this mode to

 

seconds

take a picture about 10 seconds after the shutter button is

 

 

pressed.

 

 

 

 

2 seconds

Use this setting to prevent blurring that can result when the

 

 

camera is moved while pressing the shutter button. Select

 

 

this mode to take a picture about 2 seconds after the shutter

 

 

button is pressed.

 

 

 

 

10 + 2

Use this setting to take group pictures in succession. Select

 

seconds

this mode to take a picture about 10 seconds after the

 

 

shutter button is pressed. Following the first picture, the

 

 

camera prepares to take another picture and recharges the

 

 

flash if required. A second picture is taken about 2 seconds

 

 

after the camera is ready to take the picture.

 

 

 

 

Interval

Use this setting to take a time-lapsed series of pictures.

 

 

Select this mode to take pictures in fixed intervals and

 

 

number of picture cycles.

 

 

The picture fixed interval can be set to 1, 3, 10, or 60

 

 

minutes. The number of picture cycles can be set from 2

 

 

to 99.

 

 

During the time between the fixed intervals, the red

 

 

viewfinder LED flashes and the camera turns off.

 

 

Note: For more information about setting the fixed intervals

 

 

and number of picture cycles, see “Interval/Count” on

 

 

page 56.

 

 

 

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To set the self-timer:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes.

3Press the button to select the Self-timer mode. Press the Self-timer button one or

more times, until the icon for the self-timer setting you want to use is displayed.

The Self-timer mode selection sequence is:

Off

10 seconds

2 seconds

 

Interval

10 + 2 seconds

The Movie mode and Continuous or Auto Exp. mode selection sequence is:

Off 10 seconds 2 seconds

4 Compose the picture.

5 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26. The self-timer LED flashes, the timer countdown is displayed on the LCD, and the picture is taken after the preset time has elapsed.

Tips & Tricks To cancel the self-timer after it has already started, press the SET button.

Adding printing information on the SD memory card

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) lets you embed printing information on your memory card. You can select the pictures and the number of prints to make in the camera’s DPOF menu. When you insert the memory card into a DPOF compatible printer, the printer automatically prints the pictures you selected in the DPOF menu.

Tips & Tricks Make sure that you have the Date and Time set correctly, so the correct date and time print on the pictures that you select to print with dates and times.

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To select images for printing on a DPOF enabled printer:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3View the image that you want to print with the camera’s DPOF feature. For more information, see “To view images on the LCD:” on page 39.

4Press the Menu button. The Playback

menu opens.

5 Press the navigation button to highlight DPOF, then press the Set button. The DPOF options are displayed:

Single selects the image you are currently viewing in the Playback mode.

All selects all of the images on the memory card.

6 Press the / buttons to highlight Print Num., then press the Set button. Select the number of copies to print with the / buttons, then press the Set button. You can set as many as nine prints for each image.

7 Press the / buttons to highlight Date, then press the Set button. Select

whether to have the date print on the pictures with the / buttons, then press the Set button.

8Press the / buttons to highlight Print Enable, then press the Set button.

9Press the / buttons to highlight Execute, then press the Set button. When you insert the memory card into a DPOF printer, the DPOF information is sent to your printer and your pictures print.

Lightening or darkening the overall picture brightness

The Exposure compensation/Backlight correction feature lets you lighten or darken the overall picture brightness.

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Use Exposure compensation/Backlight correction settings when the difference in brightness between the subject and the background subject is not well balanced. Also use this feature when the subject occupies only a small part of the picture composition and the contrast between the subject and the rest of the picture varies significantly.

Use Positive compensation (0 to +2.0) when taking pictures of:

High contrast printed text, for example, black text on white paper.

Subjects with a strong backlight, for example, people on the beach with the sun behind them.

Very bright scenes, for example, a snow field with people in the picture.

Use Negative compensation (0 to -2.0) when taking pictures of:

High contrast printed text, for example, white text on black paper.

Subjects illuminated by a bright light, for example, an actress under a spotlight against a dark background.

Weak light reflecting subjects, for example, an evergreen tree forest.

Use Backlight correction compensation (+1.3 fixed) when taking pictures of:

Subjects with a strong backlight, for example, people on the beach with the sun behind them.

To use the exposure compensation/backlight correction feature:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn set the Backlight correction compensation , turn the mode dial to the Auto mode , Program mode P, Shutter speed priority mode Tv, Aperture priority mode Av, Portrait mode , or Sports mode .

- OR -

Turn set the Exposure compensation , turn the mode dial to the Program mode P, Shutter speed priority mode Tv, or Aperture priority mode Av.

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3 Press the button to select one of the Exposure compensation or Backlight correction modes. Press the button one or more times, until the icon for the exposure compensation/backlight setting you want to use is displayed:

[No icon] Auto Backlight correction Exposure compensation

4 If you selected the Backlight correction mode , then go to Step 6.

5If you selected the Exposure compensation mode , select the exposure value with the search dial:

Rotate the search dial in the direction to decrease (darken) the value or rotate the search dial in the direction to increase (lighten) the value.

Tips & Tricks The Exposure compensation setting ranges from -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV. 0 EV is the default setting. The larger the value, the brighter the overall image. The smaller the value, the darker the overall image. The currently selected value is displayed on the LCD.

6 Compose the picture.

7 Focus the camera and take the picture. See “Setting the focus” on page 26.

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Protecting files on your SD memory card

You can “lock” your memory card so images (files) on the card are read-only and cannot be deleted. Use this mode if you want to prevent erasing important images by mistake.

Important The image protection does not protect your memory card if you format the SD memory card.

To protect images:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3 Select the image that you want to protect. For more information, see “Protect” on page 58.

4 Press the Menu button. The Playback menu opens.

5 Press the navigation button to highlight Protect, then press the Set button. The Protect options are displayed:

Single protects the image you are currently viewing in the Playback mode .

All protects all of the images on the memory card.

Select provides a thumbnail view of the images on the memory card. You can choose the image you want to protect.

6Press the / buttons to highlight one of the Protect options. The Protect confirmation options are displayed.

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7If you highlighted the Single or All option, press the / buttons to highlight Set, then press the Set button. The Locked mode icon indicates the image is locked.

- OR -

If you highlighted the Select option, press the / / navigation buttons to select a picture thumbnail view, then press the button. The Locked mode icon indicates the image is locked. You can select additional thumbnail pictures to protect while in this mode.

To cancel image protection:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3Select the image that you want to cancel protection for. For more information, see “Protect” on page 58.

4Press the Menu button. The Playback

menu opens.

5 Press the navigation button to highlight Protect, then press the Set button. The Protect options are displayed:

Single unprotects the image you are currently viewing in the Playback mode .

All unprotects all of the images on the memory card.

Select provides a thumbnail view of the images on the memory card. You can choose the image you want to unprotect.

6Press the / buttons to highlight one of the Protect options. The Protect confirmation options are displayed.

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7If you highlighted the Single or All option, press the / buttons

to highlight Cancel Protection, then press the Set button. The unlocked image is displayed without the Locked mode icon .

- OR -

If you highlighted the Select option, press the / / navigation buttons to select a picture thumbnail view, then press the button. The Locked mode icon turns off to indicate the image is unlocked. You can select additional thumbnail pictures to cancel image protection while in this mode.

Formatting SD memory cards

You can use an SD memory card as large as 512 MB for more image file storage capacity. The SD memory card that came with your camera has already been formatted.

If you purchase an additional memory card, make sure that you format the card so that it works correctly with your camera.

To format an SD memory card:

1 Press and release the Power button on the top of your camera to turn off the camera.

2 Install a new SD memory card or memory card that has information you want to completely erase. For more information, see “To install an SD memory card:” on page 12.

3 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

4 Turn the mode dial to SET-UP. The Basic tab opens on the LCD.

5 Press the / buttons to highlight Format, then press the Set button. The Format SD Card menu opens.

Caution

Formatting the memory card deletes all information

 

stored on the card. Before formatting your memory

 

card, make sure that you copy all important image

 

files from the card to your computer.

 

 

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6 Press the / buttons to highlight Execute, then press the Set button. An OK message appears to indicate that the memory card is formatted.

Using the Setup menus

Your camera features Setup menus that lets you adjust, optimize, and change

preset camera settings to your own customized preferences. After you adjust the settings, the changes are saved so the next time you use your camera they will continue to be in effect.

There are three types of Setup menus:

Photography menus. Use these menus when

a Photography mode is selected and you want to change the settings associated with taking pictures (Pictures tab), change other photography functions (Function tab), and change

settings for the auto exposure and auto white balance (AE/AWB tab). The AE/

AWB tab is not available in the Auto mode . For more information, see “To use the Setup menu in Photography mode:” on page 53.

Playback menu. Use this menu when the Playback mode is selected and you

want to change the settings associated with the Play tab such as viewing images, printing your pictures on a

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF

option) compatible printer, protecting image files from being erased, and

setting the LCD brightness. For more information, see “To use the Setup menu in Playback mode:” on page 58.

SET-UP menus. Use these menus when

the SET-UP mode is selected and you want to change the settings related to the camera’s basic settings (Basic tab), such as formatting the SD memory card and custom settings (Custom tab),

such as restoring default settings. For more information, see “To use the

Setup menu in SET-UP mode:” on page 59.

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To use the Setup menu in Photography mode:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to one of the photography modes

3 Press the Menu button. The Picture menu opens.

4 Press the // navigation buttons to select menus and menu options.

5 Press the Set button to adjust and select menu options.

6 Press the Menu button to exit the Setup menu.

Setup menu

Description

 

Photography menu/Picture tab

Size

 

 

 

 

Sets the desired image size for pictures.

 

 

 

2816 x 2112 – approximately 6 megapixels

 

 

 

2272 x 1704 – approximately 4 megapixels

 

 

 

 

 

 

1600 x 1200 – approximately 2 megapixels

 

 

 

640 x 480 – less than .5 megapixels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The Movie mode

captures at 320 x 240

 

 

 

pixels.

 

Quality

Sets the quality (compression rate) for pictures.

Fine – Low compression rate

Standard – Normal compression rate

Economy – High compression rate

Note: The Economy mode is not available for the

Movie mode .

Sharpness

Sets the picture sharpness (clarity).

Hard – Hard touch

Normal – Normal touch

Soft – Soft touch

Note: The Sharpness feature is not available for the Movie mode .

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Setup menu

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sets the difference between bright and dark areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard – Increases contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal – Sets contrast automatically

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soft – Decreases the contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sets the color preferences for pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard – Standard color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivid – Bright color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sepia – Brown-toned color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monochrome – Black and white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography menu/

 

Capture Mode

Function tab

 

Sets how the camera records pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single – Sets the camera to take 1 picture each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

time you press the shutter button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous – Sets the camera to take as many

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as 5 consecutive pictures each time you press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shutter button. The fastest interval between

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pictures is 0.62 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: When taking pictures in the Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode, press and hold the shutter button until 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pictures have be taken. If you release the shutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sooner, the continuous photography will end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Exp. – Sets the camera to take 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

consecutive pictures at 3 levels of exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

compensation: standard (0), underexposure (-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.67), and overexposure (+0.67).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Memo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sets the camera to record a voice memo for as

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

long as 30 seconds after you have taken a picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or when reviewing pictures in the Playback mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON – Turns on voice memo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF – Turns off voice memo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: When the Voice Memo mode is ON,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

immediately after you take a picture, the picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preview is displayed and the memo recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

starts. Speak toward the camera mic on the top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the camera, then press the shutter button to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stop the recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Setup menu

Description

LCD Brightness

Sets the LCD brightness level. The LCD brightness adjustments range from -5 to +5.

Press the button to brighten the LCD.

Press the button to darken the LCD.

Digital Zoom

Sets the camera to take digital zoom pictures as much as 4 times the optical zoom capabilities.

ON – Turns on digital zoom photography (default).

OFF – Turns off digital zoom photography.

Preview

Sets the camera to display the picture on the LCD immediately after the picture is taken. To cancel preview, press the shutter button half way down.

ON – Displays the picture for 2 seconds after it is taken (default).

OFF – Turns off the picture preview feature.

Note: When the Preview mode is ON, the voice memo option is turned off.

Date Print

Sets the camera to display the date the picture was taken on the picture. The option must be activated before the picture is taken.

ON – Imprints the current date on pictures when they are taken.

OFF – Turns off imprinting.

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Setup menu

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interval/Count

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sets the camera to automatically take pictures at

 

 

 

 

 

a fixed time interval for a set number of cycles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press the /

buttons to change the interval

 

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Min. – Records pictures in 1 minute intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

3 Min. – Records pictures in 3 minute intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Min. – Records pictures in 10 minute intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

60 Min. – Records pictures in 60 minute intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

You can select from 2 to 99 picture cycles. For

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Using the self-timer” on

 

 

 

 

 

page 44.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important: The number of interval pictures you can

 

 

 

 

 

take is limited to the capacity of your memory card.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: During the time between the fixed intervals,

 

 

 

 

 

the red viewfinder LED flashes and the camera

 

 

 

 

 

turns off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography menu/

White Balance

 

 

AE/AWB tab

Sets the camera white balance by averaging the

 

 

 

 

 

various types of light entering the camera lens.

 

 

 

 

 

The white balance can be set to automatically set

 

 

 

 

 

the white balance or you can set it manually,

 

 

 

 

 

based on the lighting environment. Press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ buttons to change the interval settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto – Sets the white balance automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incandescent – Sets the white balance for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

incandescent lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent 1 – Sets the white balance for

 

 

 

 

 

fluorescent lighting with a bluish cast.

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent 2 – Sets the white balance for

 

 

 

 

 

fluorescent lighting with a reddish cast.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Light – Sets the white balance for daylight

 

 

 

 

 

(outdoor) lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy – Sets the white balance for cloudy sky

 

 

 

 

 

lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual – Sets the white balance manually.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This menu is not available in the

 

 

 

 

 

Auto mode

or Movie mode

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Setup menu

Description

Metering

Sets the camera light metering method for calculating the exposure.

Multi – Measures the entire image area to calculate the picture exposure.

Spot – Measures a small portion of the center of the image area to calculate the picture exposure.

ISO

Sets the camera’s sensitivity to the lighting conditions. The settings range from ISO 50 to ISO 200. The higher the ISO setting, the more sensitive the camera is to lighting conditions. For example, in dark lighting conditions ISO 200 is more sensitive than ISO 50. A higher ISO setting, however, renders a more pixelated (grainy) picture.

50 – Sets the ISO setting to the equivalent of ISO 50 (normal).

100 – Sets the ISO setting to the equivalent of ISO 100 (sensitive setting).

200 – Sets the ISO setting to the equivalent of ISO 200 (high sensitivity setting).

Auto – Sets the ISO setting automatically in the range of ISO 50 to ISO 200. This option is only available in the P mode.

Note: The ISO is automatically set for modes: Auto mode , Portrait mode , Sports mode , Night scene mode , or Movie mode .

Manual WB

Lets you set the camera white balance manually. To set the white balance, select the Manual WB option, then compose a picture in the location you plan to take pictures. Point the camera toward a white object, such as white paper, positioned inside the blue box area on the LCD. Press the

/ buttons to highlight Execute, then press SET to set the manual WB setting.

Cancel – Turns off manual white balance.

Execute – Turns on manual white balance.

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To use the Setup menu in Playback mode:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2 Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode . The last image you took is displayed on the LCD.

3 Press the Menu button. The Play tab opens.

4 Press the / navigation buttons to select menus and menu options.

5 Press the Set button to adjust and select menu options.

6 Press the Menu button to exit the Setup menu.

Setup menu

Description

Playback menu/Play tab

Slide Show

 

Sets the camera to automatically play pictures, in

 

order, one image at a time. For more information

 

about playing a slide show, see “To view pictures

 

in an automatic slide show:” on page 41.

DPOF

Sets the camera to embed printing information on your SD memory card and print your pictures on a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compatible printer by inserting the SD card into the printer. For more information about using the DPOF mode, see “Deleting images” on page 43.

Protect

Sets the camera to “lock” your memory card so images (files) on the card are read-only and cannot be deleted. Use this mode if you want to prevent erasing important images by mistake. For more information, see “Protecting files on your SD memory card” on page 49.

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Setup menu

Description

LCD Bright.

Sets the camera LCD brightness.This function does not adjust the brightness of recorded images. For more information, see “LCD Brightness” on page 55.

To use the Setup menu in SET-UP mode:

1 Turn the camera on. See “Turning on your camera” on page 13.

2Turn the mode dial to the SET-UP mode. The Basic tab opens.

3Press the // navigation

buttons to select menus and menu options.

4 Press the Set button to adjust and select menu options.

5 Change the mode dial to another setting to close the SET-UP menu.

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Setup menu

Description

SET-UP menu/Basic tab

Card Info.

 

 

 

 

Provides information about the memory card size

 

 

 

 

and the remaining available memory on the memory

 

 

 

 

card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. No. Reset

Sets the camera to record pictures to a newly created folder starting with 0001.

Cancel – Does not reset the file number.

Execute – Resets the file number and creates a new folder.

Format

This function erases all images and reformats the SD memory card in your camera. Protected images are also erased. The memory card cannot be formatted if the write-protect tab is set to lock.

Cancel – Does not format the memory card.

Execute – Formats the memory card.

Sound

Turns sound recorded with voice memo and video clips on or off.

ON – Turns on sound.

OFF – Turns off sound.

Beep

Turns camera beep sounds on or off.

ON – Turns on sound.

OFF – Turns off sound.

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Setup menu

Description

 

 

Auto Off

 

 

Turns off the camera after it has not been used for

 

 

a specified period of time. This feature saves battery

 

 

 

 

power and reduces battery wear.

 

 

1 Min. – Turns camera off after 1 minute of inactivity.

 

 

2 Min. – Turns camera off after 2 minutes of

 

 

inactivity.

 

 

3 Min. – Turns camera off after 3 minutes of

 

 

inactivity.

 

 

Note: Auto Off does not operate during a slide show

 

 

or while the camera is connected to a computer and

 

 

while it is in SET-UP mode.

 

 

 

SET-UP menu/Custom tab

Date/Time

 

 

Sets the date and time. For more information, see

 

 

“Setting the date and time” on page 14.

Sys. Reset

Sets all of the camera’s basic settings back to the default settings. The time setting will not be reset.

Cancel – Does not return to default settings.

Execute – Returns the camera to default settings.

Language

Sets the language that is displayed on the LCD.

English – English

Français – French

Deutsch – German

Español – Spanish

Italiano – Italian

– Chinese (Traditional)

– Chinese (Simplified)

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Setup menu

Description

Video Output

Sets the video output format for the video equipment you are going to connect the camera to.

NTSC – National Television System Committee (NTSC) system (used in North America)

PAL – Phase Alternating Line (PAL) system (used in most European countries)

System Info.

Displays the firmware version installed on the camera.

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Connecting your camera

You can share pictures and video clips with your family and friends by:

Connecting your camera to your computer and transferring the image files to your computer.

Connecting your camera to a TV to display pictures directly from your camera on the TV.

Installing software

Before you connect your camera to your computer to transfer image files, install the SimpleStar PhotoShow image editing software from the Gateway DC-T60 Digital Camera software CD.

If you use Windows 98SE as the operating system on your computer, install the Windows 98SE USB driver from the Gateway DC-T60 Digital Camera software CD. Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows ME operating systems do not require additional USB driver software.

To install SimpleStar PhotoShow:

1 Insert the Gateway DC-T60 CD into your computer’s CD drive. The user options are displayed.

2Click Install SimpleStar PhotoShow, then follow the on-screen instructions.

To install the Windows 98SE USB driver:

1 Insert the Gateway DC-T60 CD into your computer’s CD drive. The user options are displayed.

2 Click Install Windows 98SE Driver, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Connecting to your computer and transferring files

When you connect your camera to your computer and transfer image files to your computer, you can share them with family and friends through e-mail, on a Web site, or on prints.

If your computer uses Windows 98SE, before connecting your camera to your computer, make sure that you install the Windows 98SE USB driver. For more information, see “Installing

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software” on page 63. Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows ME operating systems do not require additional driver software.

Tips & Tricks If you have purchased an SD memory card reader, you can also transfer pictures and move clips from the SD memory card from the camera with a card reader.

To connect and transfer files from your camera to your computer using SimpleStar PhotoShow*:

1If you are using Windows 98SE, make sure that you have installed the USB device driver for the camera. For more information, see “To install the Windows 98SE USB driver:” on page 63.

Important Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows ME operating systems do not require additional driver software.

2 Make sure that you have installed the SimpleStar PhotoShow program to help transfer your image files from your camera to your computer. For more information, see “To install SimpleStar PhotoShow:” on page 63.

*SimpleStar PhotoShow is compatible with Windows based operating systems only.

Tips & Tricks In addition to using the SimpleStar PhotoShow program, you can also transfer image files from your camera to your computer using Windows My Computer. For more information, see “To transfer files from your camera to your computer using My Computer:” on page 66.

- OR -

If you are using Windows XP and the SimpleStar PhotoShow program is not installed, the Removable Disk dialog box opens when you connect your camera and provides options to copy pictures to a folder on your computer, view a slide show, open folders on your camera with Windows Explorer, and other options.

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3 Connect the small square end of the USB cable to the camera’s A/V Out port, then connect the other end of the cable to your computer.

4Turn the camera on. A message tells you that new hardware was found.

5Turn the mode dial to PC mode. A message tells you that new pictures have been detected on a removable drive.

6Click Yes, then follow the on-screen instructions to manage and edit your image files with SimpleStar PhotoShow.

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To transfer files from your camera to your computer using My Computer:

1 If you are using Windows 98SE, make sure that you have installed the USB device driver for the camera. For more information, see “To install the Windows 98SE USB driver:” on page 63.

2 Connect the small rectangular end of the USB cable to the camera’s

A/V Out port, then connect the other end of the cable to your computer.

3Turn the camera on. A message tells you that new hardware was found.

4Turn the mode dial to PC mode. A message tells you that new pictures have been detected on a removable drive.

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5 Click Start, My Computer. The My Computer window opens and the camera appears as a Removable Disk drive (drive letter E: or higher).

6 Double-click the camera’s drive letter, double-click the

DCIM folder, then double-click a sub-folder. The folder opens.

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7Click the file or folder you want to copy (press and hold the CTRL or SHIFT button when you click to select multiple files or folders), then right-click your selection. A menu opens.

8 Click Copy.

9 Open the destination folder where you want to copy your pictures. For example, in Windows XP, click Start, My Pictures to open the My Pictures folder.

Tips & Tricks Folder names vary depending on the operating system you are using. You may want to create a new folder to copy your files to your computer. Make sure you make note of the folder name and location so you can easily navigate to the image files later.

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10 Right-click inside the destination folder. A menu opens.

11 Click Paste. A copy of the file or folder appears in the new folder location.

Connecting to your TV and viewing pictures

You can connect your camera to a TV to view the pictures that are on your camera’s memory card. To connect the camera to your TV to view pictures and video clips, your TV must have an RCA type Video In port and an RCA type Audio In port.

Important

Use this feature with TVs that support NTSC or PAL

 

video signals only. If you use a PAL TV, the images

 

will have a black border around them.

 

 

To view pictures on a TV display:

1 Connect the small square end of the A/V cable to the camera’s A/V Out port.

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2

Connect the A/V cable’s yellow RCA

 

 

type connector to the yellow Video In

 

 

jack on your TV.

 

3

Connect the A/V cable’s white RCA

 

 

type connector to the white Audio In

 

 

jack on your TV.

 

4

Turn the camera on.

 

5

Turn the mode dial to the Playback mode

.

6Use the same controls on the camera to view images on a TV as you use to view pictures and video clips on the camera’s LCD. For more information about viewing images, see “Viewing pictures on the LCD” on page 16.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Battery

Q: How can I get better battery performance for my digital camera?

A: When your battery power is low, avoid using the camera functions that consume the most power. Store and use your batteries at the optimum temperature. Take advantage of external power sources when you can.

In addition:

Keep at least two batteries: one in the camera and one charging or in reserve for when you need to swap them out.

Use rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries in your Gateway DC-T60 camera. Rechargeable batteries often get up to two times as many pictures on a fresh charge, so make sure your batteries are fully charged before taking a lot of pictures.

Avoid using the camera’s LCD when you want to extend the battery life. Using the LCD consumes the most battery power, so turn off the LCD and use the viewfinder to take pictures. For more information, see “To use the viewfinder to take pictures:” on page 21.

Use the camera’s AC power adapter to view your pictures on the camera without using the battery power.

Avoid operating the zoom lens. Using the zoom lens forces the lens to extend and retract with each power cycle. Set the camera’s Auto Off mode to a longer time setting. A better power conservation strategy is to leave the camera on when you are taking pictures within a few minutes of each other. For more information about changing the Auto Off time setting in the Setup menu’s Basic tab, see “Auto Off” on page 61.

Avoid using the flash when possible.

Use your camera and batteries as close to room temperature as you can. Colder temperatures tend to drain the battery power more quickly.

Store spare batteries that are charged in the coolest place you can find (at or above freezing), but be sure to bring cold batteries back up to room temperature before using them in the camera.

Use an external card reader to transfer image files from your camera to your computer if possible. This method of file transfer will let you manage image files without turning the camera on.

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Using

Q: Why can I not take or delete pictures with the SD memory card in the locked position?

A: When the SD memory card is in the locked position, it protects the images on the card. You cannot delete files from or add files to the SD memory card until you slide the lock switch on the card to the unlock position.

Q: Why is there a delay when taking a picture with my digital camera?

A: There is a delay while the digital camera auto focuses on the subject. The camera also analyzes whether the flash is required and changes other automatic settings. There are other factors that can contribute to this delay. For example, low batteries may cause the camera to operate slower, or the subject may be moving.

Some steps to help shorten the time delay are:

Steady the camera

Gently press the shutter button half way down to auto focus the subject. This activates the auto focus and checks the condition of the flash. When your subject is ready, take the picture.

Q: Why is there a delay before I can take another picture after I push the shutter button?

A: There are several reasons for the delay. The camera must:

Set the focus, exposure time, white balance, and other settings.

Charge the charged-coupled device (CCD) imager. The camera cannot hold the charge for long, so it does it right before you snap the picture.

Copy the image out of the CCD into random access memory (RAM).

Compress the image into a smaller, more memory-space efficient format, such as .JPG.

Write the image to the SD memory card.

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Q: What are troubleshooting steps for Windows USB connection issues?

A: Usually setting up a digital camera on a computer is simple: plug the camera in, let the computer install the device driver, and use the computer. However, sometimes the USB connection does not work. Review the following information to help solve the typical USB connection problems:

Is my memory card compatible with my camera?

A large number of problems are caused by incompatible memory cards. In many cases the memory cards work while taking pictures, but fail to download files from the camera to the computer. To avoid this problem, format new SD memory cards to ensure that they will be compatible with your camera. For more information about formatting an SD memory card, see “To format an

SD memory card:” on page 51.

Does the LCD go dark after being connected for 2 seconds?

If the Found New Hardware wizard does not appear on the computer display, then check to see if the camera’s LCD is on and the camera is in the PC mode. If the LCD is on and the camera is in PC mode, then you may have a bad USB cable or a faulty camera or computer USB port.

Does the New Hardware Wizard start?

Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Me operating systems should automatically recognize a new camera connected to the USB port and use the Microsoft Mass Storage driver to communicate with it. If you connect the camera and a Found New Hardware wizard opens, select the option to let the computer auto-search for the drivers, then click Next. The wizard completes the driver installation (computers with Windows 98SE require that you install a USB driver to operate your Gateway camera).

Q: The lens on the camera is stuck and will not retract. What should I do?

A: This could be related to a low battery charge. Make sure that the battery is fully charged, try a new battery, or use the AC power adapter if available.

Q: Can I use my AC adapter for the DC-T60 camera in other countries?

A: The AC adapter (US type) accepts voltages between 100 to 240 volts, 50/60 Hz. However, it requires an adapter that is compatible with outlets used in the country you are visiting.

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Q: What picture resolution do I need to print a 4 x 6 inch photo print? What about 8 x 10 inch prints?

A:

Print Size

Minimum picture

Megapixels needed

 

resolution needed

 

 

 

 

4 x 6

1024 x 768

Less than 1 megapixel

 

 

 

5 x 7

1280 x 960

1

 

 

 

8 x 10

1600 x 1200

2 or more

 

 

 

Larger than

2048 x 1536 or more

3

8 x 10

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Should I have any concerns about putting my digital camera through the X-ray machines at the airport?

A: No, there is no evidence that putting your camera through an X-ray machine causes any harm.

Terms

Q: What is an SD memory card?

A: The SD Card is a highly secure stamp-sized flash memory card that has a fast data transfer rate and consumes very little battery power. The SD card can be used in a variety of digital products such as digital music players, cellular phones, handheld PCs (HPCs), digital cameras, digital video camcorders, smart phones, car navigation systems, and electronic books.

Q: What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?

A: Optical zoom is similar to the zoom feature that you find in a regular 35mm camera. When you press the button to zoom in or out, the physical lens elements move inside the camera to achieve the desired effect.

The digital zoom does not have moving parts. Instead it uses the camera’s “electronic brain” to digitally magnify the optical image. This digital magnification causes the image to be more pixelated (grainy picture) than the same image taken with an optical zoom.

Q: What does the term megapixel mean?

A: A pixel is a small square of visual information that makes up an image on your computer screen. When all of the pixels are displayed side-by-side, they make up the complete picture that you see on the screen.

For example, a 17-inch computer monitor that has a resolution of 1,280 pixels wide by 1,024 pixels tall makes up an image on your

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computer display. Similarly, a digital camera's CCD has a certain number of pixels that it is capable of capturing. The pixels are then stored on the camera’s memory card and later transferred to your computer. A camera with 1,000,000 pixels is a one megapixel camera.

Q: What does CCD mean?

A: CCD is the acronym for charged-coupled device. The image sensor separates the spectrum of color into red, green, and blue so the camera can digitally process the image.

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Contacting Gateway

Internet support

For camera hardware support and information, go to the Gateway Support Web site at support.gateway.com.

For camera software support for SimpleStar PhotoShow, go to the SimpleStar Web site at simplestar.com.

Telephone support

Talk to a Gateway Technical Support representative about a non-tutorial technical support question at 1-888-737-6949.

If you need tutorial assistance, see this guide and the quick start guide that came with your camera.

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Specifications

Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Item

Description

Image sensor

1/1.8” CCD sensor

 

 

Image resolution

Picture: 2816 x 2112, 2272 x1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

 

Video: 320 x 240

 

 

LCD

2.0” low temperature poly silicon TFT color LCD

 

 

Viewfinder

Real image optical zoom viewfinder

 

 

Image quality

Fine/Standard/Economy

 

 

Recording medium

External memory: supports SD memory card as large as

 

512 MB

 

 

Compression format

JPEG compliant

 

 

Image file format

DCF 1.0, DPOF 1.1, EXIP 2.2, AVI

 

 

Lens

f=7.2 mm - 21.6 mm (equivalent to 35 mm - 105 mm on a

 

35mm camera)

 

F=2.8 - 4.7

 

 

Focus range

Approx. 2.6 feet (.80 m) to infinity (both wide and telephoto)

 

Approx. .3 feet (.09 m) to infinity (macro wide)

 

Approx. 1 foot (.30 m) to infinity (macro telephoto)

 

 

Auto-focus

TTL method AF

 

 

Shutter speed

Long exposure: 8 seconds - 0.6 seconds

 

Normal exposure: 1/2 second - 1/1500 second

 

 

Image capturing

Single image / 3 images with -0.67, 0, +0.67EV / 5 images

 

continuously

 

 

Digital zoom

4.4x (Capture mode)

 

2x and 4x (Playback mode)

 

 

Metering system

Multi metering/spot metering

 

 

Exposure

Program AE / Shutter speed priority / Aperture priority / Manual

 

/ Portrait / Sports / Night scene

 

 

Exposure compensation

-2EV to +2EV (in 0.3EV increments)

 

 

White balance

Auto / Incandescent / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Daylight

 

/ Cloudy / Manual

 

 

Flash

Auto / Red-eye reduction / Suppressed flash / Forced flash

 

 

Flash effective range

2 feet - 9.8 feet (0.6 m - 3.0 m) (wide/ISO=200)

 

 

ISO sensitivity

Equivalent to ISO 50/100/200/Auto (ISO 50 - ISO 200)

 

 

Self-timer

10 sec. / 2 sec. / 10 + 2 sec. / Interval (1, 3, 10, 60 min.)

 

 

Video output

NTSC / PAL

 

 

Interface

DC IN 5V terminal

 

A/V Out port

 

USB 1.1

 

 

Power supply

Lithium-ion battery (optional)

 

AC power adapter (5 V, 3 A, positive polarity)

 

 

Dimension (W x D x H)

Approx. 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.8 inches (94 x 63 x 35 mm) (without

 

protruding parts)

 

 

Weight

Approx. 6.3 ounces (180 g) (without battery and SD card)

 

 

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Safety, Regulatory, and Legal

Information

Important safety information

Warning

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not modify

 

your camera or open the case. There are no

 

user-serviceable parts inside. Opening the case

 

voids the warranty. If your camera needs service,

 

contact Gateway at: support.gateway.com

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Disconnect all cables before moving your camera. Moving your camera with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your camera to rain or moisture. If this happens, wipe the camera with a dry cloth.

Do not drop your camera or leave it under heavy objects.

Do not operate your camera while driving a vehicle.

Do not leave the camera where it will be subjected to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, extreme temperatures (such as inside a parked automobile or near a heat source) moisture, vibration, excessive dust, and sand.

Avoid areas with strong magnetic fields.

Disconnect your camera and remove the batteries when not used for a long period of time.

Do not use any batteries other than the ones specified for your camera.

Do not place your camera on an unstable cart, stand, or table.

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Regulatory compliance statements

FCC Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

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

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the one the receiver is connected to

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications are be made, you could be required to stop operating the equipment.

FCC declaration of conformity

Responsible party:

Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

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

Product:

DC-T60 Digital Camera

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 présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.

California Proposition 65 Warning

Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.

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Notices

Copyright © 2004 Gateway, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

14303 Gateway Place

Poway, CA 92064 USA

All Rights Reserved

This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

Trademark Acknowledgments

Gateway and the Black-and-White Spot Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. SpotShop, Spotshop.com, and Your:)Ware are trademarks of Gateway, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Index

A

A/V

cable 2

out port 8, 69 AC power

connecting adapter 11 connector location on

camera 8 adjusting camera

for lighting conditions 7, 46 light metering methods 57

aperture priority

program mode settings 33, 34 setting with search dial 8 settings 5, 36

auto focus button 7 delay 72

LED 4

auto mode 5, 14 focal distance 26 using 34

AV

aperture priority setting 5, 36

B

backlight correction 7, 46 battery

auto off setting 61 charging 9 compartment location 8

conserving power 20 FAQs 71

installing 10 LED indicator 22 lock lever 10 recharging 8, 9 removing 10

status indicator 23 battery power

conserving 71 brightness

adjusting for LCD 59 adjusting for picture 7, 46

button

auto focus 7 delete 6, 19 display 6 flash 7 MENU 6 self-timer 7 SET 7 shutter 4 zoom 6

buttons

navigation 7, 18

C camera

default settings 61 focusing 20, 26

modes 4, 5 turning off 13 turning on 13

camera sounds

turning on and off 60 charging

battery 9 flash 13

composing pictures 2, 7 computer

transferring files to 2 transferring files with My

Computer 66 transferring files with

PhotoShow 64

connecting

AC power adapter 11 camera to TV 2, 8, 69 USB cable to computer 65

connector

A/V out 2, 8, 69 AC power 8

contacting Gateway 76

controls

movie playback 18

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D

date

setting 14, 61 DC IN connector 8

delete button 6, 19, 43

deleting

files 6, 19, 43 movies 19

pictures from thumbnail views 43

video clips 19 digital zoom

compared to optical zoom 74 turning on and off 55

using 32 diopter dial

focusing viewfinder with 6 display

button 6

See LCD

displaying

thumbnails 2, 6, 40, 43 downloading

files from camera 5 DPOF

adding print info 45, 58 settings 58

E

erasing

image files 6, 19, 43 exposure

compensation 7, 46 settings 7, 46

F

FAQs

battery 71 conserving power 71 deleting pictures 72 terms 74

troubleshooting computer connection 73

troubleshooting PC mode 73 USB connection 73

files

erasing 6, 19, 43

protecting 49 transferring 5 firmware version 62

flash

changing settings 29 charging 13

conserving battery power 71 location 4

maximum shutter speed 38 setting button 7

settings 2 using 27

flash mode

auto flash 28 forced flash 28

red-eye reduction 28 suppressed flash 28

focus

auto mode 7, 26 camera 4, 20, 26 delay 27, 72

fixed focal distance 26 infinity mode 26 macro mode 26 settings 26

sharpness 36 focusing

camera 4, 20, 26

in dark environment 4 viewfinder 6

formatting

memory card 51, 60

I

image protection cancelling 50 enabling 49

image software

SimpleStar PhotoShow 64 images

cancelling protection 50 deleting from thumbnail views 43

deleting in playback mode 43 enabling protection 49 protecting in thumbnail view

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viewing thumbnails 40 infinity mode

focal distance 26 installing

battery 10

Windows 98SE USB driver 63 ISO settings 57

L

language menu options 61 LCD

adjusting brightness 59 composing pictures with 20 conserving power 71 information 23

setting preview preferences 55 turning on and off 6 viewing movies on 18, 39 viewing pictures on 2, 7, 16

LED

auto focus 4 self-timer 4 viewfinder 6, 22

lens

cover 4 telephoto 4 wide angle 4

light meter adjustments 57

listening to voice memos 42 Lithium-ion battery 9

charging 9 installing 10

locking memory card 13

M

macro zoom

focal distance 26 manual mode

using 37 memory card

capacity 30

compartment location 8 formatting 51, 60

installing 12 lock 13

protecting files 49

removing 12 Secure Digital 12 storage capacity 12 write protect tab 13

MENU button 6 menus

photography 52, 53 playback 52, 58 SET-UP 52, 59 turning on and off 6 viewing on LCD 7, 18

microphone 4 mode dial 4, 5 modes 5, 38

aperture priority 36 auto 5, 14

flash 28 focus 26 manual 5, 37 movie 2, 5, 24

night scene 5, 38 PC 5, 22 photography 4, 5, 23 picture 33

playback 4, 5, 25, 43, 58

power off 22 program 5, 33

scene 38

self-timer 2 SET-UP 4, 5, 59

shutter speed priority 35 voice memo 54

movie

mode 5, 24

picture resolution 53 playback controls 18 viewing video frames with

search dial 18

movies deleting 19

downloading 5 recording 2, 5, 17

viewing on LCD 18, 39

N

navigation button 7, 18 night scene mode 5, 38

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NTSC

video output 62

O

operating system support MAC OS 9.0 and later 3 Windows 2000 3 Windows 98SE 3 Windows ME 3 Windows XP 3

optical zoom 31, 74

P

PAL

video output 62 PC mode 5, 22 photography

menu 52, 53 modes 22, 23

picture

capture mode 54 exposure 57 modes 33 previewing 55 printing date 55 setting color 54 setting contrast 54 setting quality 53

setting sharpness 53 setting size 29, 53 sharpness 36 viewing 40

picture information turning on and off 6

pictures

adding voice memos 42 cancelling protection 50 deleting thumbnails 43 downloading 5

lightening and darkening 7,

46

playing voice memos 42 protecting 49

rotating 40

transferring to computer 2 viewing on LCD 39 viewing on TV 2, 8, 69

viewing thumbnails 2, 6, 40 playback

controls 18 menu 52, 58 mode 5, 25

playback mode 22 deleting images 43

port

A/V out 8 portrait mode 5, 38

ports

A/V out 2, 69 USB 8

power button 4

connecting AC adapter 11 conserving 71

turning off 13 turning on 13 power off mode 22

previewing pictures on LCD 55 printing

from memory card 45, 58 program mode 5

aperture setting 33 shutter speed setting 33 using 34

protecting images 49

R recharging

battery 8, 9 recording

movies 17

voice memos 2, 4, 41 red-eye reduction 28 resetting

camera 61 resolution

picture 29 video clip 17, 53

rotating pictures 40

S

scene mode

84

taking night pictures 5, 38 taking portrait pictures 5, 38 taking sports pictures 5, 38

search dial setting 8

viewing pictures 8 viewing video frames 18

Secure Digital memory card 12

self-timer button 7 LED 4 mode 2 setting 45 using 44

SET button 7

setting picture quality 29 setting up

voice memos 41, 54 settings

aperture priority 5, 36 auto focus 7

auto mode 5

battery auto off time 61 camera defaults 61 date and time 14, 61

diopter adjustment dial 6 flash 2, 29

focus 26 language 61

manual mode 5, 37 MENU mode 6 mode dial 4

movie mode 5 night scene mode 5 PC mode 5 playback mode 5 portrait mode 5 power button 4 program mode 5 scene mode 38 search dial 8 self-timer 7, 44, 45 SET-UP mode 5 shutter button 4

shutter speed priority 5, 33, 35 sports mode 5

time 61

white balance 57 zoom button 6

SET-UP menus 52, 59 setup menus 52, 53, 58, 59 SET-UP mode 5

shutter button 4 shutter speed

in auto mode 34 in manual mode 37

in program mode 33, 34 maximum with flash 38 priority setting 5, 33, 35 setting with search dial 8

slide show playing 58

viewing pictures in 41 software

technical support 76 sound

adjusting camera 60 turning on and off 60

speaker 6 specifications 77 sports mode 5, 38 system info

firmware version 62

T

technical support contacting 76 Internet 76 telephone 76

telephoto lens 4

zoom 6, 31

thumbnail pictures 2, 6, 40, 43 thumbnails

protecting pictures 49 using to cancel image protection 50

time

setting 14, 61 transferring files

about 2

from USB out port 8 to computer using My

85

Computer 66 to computer using

PhotoShow 64 using PC mode 5

tripod socket 8 troubleshooting PC mode 73

turning on

voice memos 54 TV mode

shutter speed priority setting

5, 33, 35

U

USB

connecting cable 65

driver for Windows 98SE 63 FAQs 73

port location 8 using

self-timer 44

V

video clip

See movie or movies video out 2, 8, 69 video output format

NTSC 62

PAL 62 viewfinder

focusing 6 location 6 optical 4

viewfinder LED 6, 22

PC mode status indicators 22 photography mode status

indicators 22 playback mode status indicators 22

power mode status indicators

22

viewing movies 18

pictures from playback mode

5

pictures from slideshow 41 pictures in zoom mode 40

pictures on a TV 8, 69 pictures on LCD 16 pictures on TV 2 thumbnail pictures 2, 6, 40

voice memo

adding to picture 41, 42 listening to 42 recording 2, 41

setting up 41, 54

W

white balance

manually adjusting 57 wide angle

lens 4 zoom 6, 31

wrist strap connecting 9 location 8

write protect tab memory card 13

Z zoom

adjusting picture ratio 40 digital 31, 32, 55, 74 optical 31, 74

optical vs. digital 74 status 23

telephoto 6, 31 wide angle 6, 31

zoom button

enlarging pictures with 6 viewing thumbnails with 40

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Printed in China

MAN T60 DIG CAM USR GDE R0 3/04