Gateway DC-T60 User Manual

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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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