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KODAK EASYSHARE C160/C180

Digital Camera

Extended user guide

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Eastman Kodak Company

Rochester, New York 14650

© Eastman Kodak Company, 2008

All screen images are simulated.

Kodak, EasyShare, Max, and Perfect Touch are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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Product features

Front view

1 2 3 4

8

7

5

6

1

Shutter button

5

Lens/Lens cover

2

Mode dial

6

Microphone

3

Flash button

7

Self-timerlight

4

Power button

8

Flash

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Product features

Back view

2

1

 

3

 

4

5

6

7

10

8

 

 

9

1

LCD

6

, OK button

2

Delete, Menu, Info, Review buttons

7

Share button

3

Zoom (Telephoto/Wide Angle) button

8

SD/SDHC Card slot

4

Strap post

9

Battery compartment

5

USB port

10

Tripod socket

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Table of contents

 

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Setting up your camera .........................................................................

1

 

Attaching the strap .......................................................................................

1

 

Loading the AA batteries...............................................................................

1

 

Turning on the camera ..................................................................................

2

 

Setting the language and date/time...............................................................

2

 

Storing pictures on an SD or SDHC Card ........................................................

3

2

Taking pictures/videos ...........................................................................

4

 

Taking pictures..............................................................................................

4

 

Using the optical and digital zoom ................................................................

5

 

Using the flash..............................................................................................

6

 

Using different modes ...................................................................................

7

 

Taking a video ..............................................................................................

9

 

Using shortcuts .............................................................................................

9

 

Using the self-timer.....................................................................................

10

 

Understanding the picture-taking icons........................................................

11

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Working with pictures/videos ..............................................................

12

 

Reviewing pictures/videos ...........................................................................

12

 

Deleting pictures/videos ..............................................................................

13

 

Viewing pictures/videos in different ways.....................................................

14

 

Selecting multiple pictures/videos ................................................................

14

 

Running a slide show ..................................................................................

15

 

Using the menu button in review.................................................................

16

 

Cropping pictures........................................................................................

17

 

Using KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.................................................

17

 

Rotating pictures.........................................................................................

18

 

Copying pictures/videos...............................................................................

18

 

Editing videos .............................................................................................

19

 

Understanding the review icons...................................................................

21

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Doing more with your camera .............................................................

22

 

Using the menu button to change settings...................................................

22

 

Using the Setup menu.................................................................................

26

5

Transferring, printing, tagging ............................................................

28

 

Installing the software.................................................................................

28

 

Transferring pictures/videos.........................................................................

29

 

Printing pictures..........................................................................................

30

 

Tagging your pictures..................................................................................

32

6

Troubleshooting ..................................................................................

36

7

Getting help ........................................................................................

40

 

Getting help from your camera ....................................................................

40

 

Getting help on the Web .............................................................................

41

 

Getting help on the telephone.....................................................................

42

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Appendix .............................................................................................

43

 

Camera specifications .................................................................................

43

 

Care and maintenance ................................................................................

45

 

Upgrading your software and firmware........................................................

46

 

Storage capacities .......................................................................................

46

 

Important safety instructions .......................................................................

46

 

Battery replacement, battery life ..................................................................

47

 

Limited warranty .........................................................................................

48

 

Regulatory compliance ................................................................................

50

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1 Setting up your camera

IMPORTANT: For package contents, see your product package.

Attaching the strap

Loading the AA batteries

For information on replacing the batteries and extending battery life, see page 47.

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Setting up your camera

Turning on the camera

Press the Power button.

Setting the language and date/time

Language:

 

to change.

 

OK to accept.

 

Date/Time:

 

At the prompt, press OK.

 

to change current field.

 

for previous/next field.

OK (press)

OK to accept.

NOTE: To change language or date/time in the future, use the Setup menu (see page 26).

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Setting up your camera

Storing pictures on an SD or SDHC Card

Your camera has internal memory. You can purchase an SD or SDHC Card to conveniently store more pictures/videos. (Maximum supported card size is 32 GB.)

CAUTION:

A card can only be inserted one way; forcing it may cause damage. Inserting or removing a card while the camera is on may damage the pictures, the card, or the camera.

1 Turn off the camera.

2

Insert or remove the

 

 

optional card.

optional

3

Turn on the camera.

 

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2 Taking pictures/videos

Taking pictures

To get clear, focused pictures:

1Turn the Mode dial to Auto . Then press the Power button to turn on the camera.

2 Compose the picture.

3Press the Shutter button halfway to focus and set exposure. When the framing marks turn green, press the Shutter buttoncompletely down. (For more about framing marks,page 4.)

Framing marks

Using the framing marks

Framing marks

Framing marks indicate the camera focus area.

1Press the Shutter button halfway.

If the camera is not focusing on the desired subject, release the Shutter button and recompose the scene.

2Press the Shutter button completely down to take the picture.

NOTE: Framing marks do not appear in all modes. Multiple framing marks may appear when faces are detected. When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the framing marks attempt to follow the main subject.

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Taking pictures/videos

Reviewing the picture/video just taken

After you take a picture/video, the LCD displays a quickview for approximately 5 seconds. (To exit the quickview sooner, press the Shutter button halfway.)

Delete the current picture/video

OK Play/pause a video

To review pictures/videos anytime, see page 12.

Using the optical and digital zoom

1 Use the LCD to frame your subject.

2 To zoom in, press Telephoto (T).

To zoom out, press Wide Angle (W).

3 Take the picture or video.

NOTE: For focus distances, see Camera Specifications starting on page 43.

Using digital zoom

Use digital zoom to get up to 5X magnification beyond optical zoom. Press Telephoto

(T) until the slider is at the end of the optical zoom range. Release Telephoto (T), then press it again.

NOTE: You may notice decreased image quality when using digital zoom. The slider pauses and turns red when the picture quality reaches the limit for an acceptable 4 x 6-in.(10 x 15 cm) print.

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Taking pictures/videos

Using the flash

Press the flash button repeatedly to scroll through flash modes.

The current flash mode is shown on the LCD.

Flash modes

Flash fires

Auto

 

 

 

 

When the lighting conditions require it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fill (Flash On)

 

 

Every time you take a picture, regardless of the lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

conditions. Use when the subject is in shadow or is

 

 

 

 

 

“backlit” (when the light is behind the subject). In low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

light, hold the camera steady or use a tripod.

Red Eye

Your camera can correct red-eyeusing 2 methods. To choose a red eye setting, seeRed Eye Reduction, page 26.

 

Preflash

A preflash fires, shrinking the eye pupil, before the

 

 

 

picture is taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital

A preflash does not fire; the camera corrects red eye.

 

Correction

 

 

 

 

 

Off

 

Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taking pictures/videos

Using different modes

Turn the Mode dial to the mode that best suits your subjects and surroundings.

Use this mode

For

 

 

 

 

Auto

General picture taking—itoffers excellent image quality and ease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of use.

 

 

 

 

 

The scene is analyzed for other content and for lighting.

 

 

 

 

You can choose the best picture size and aspect ratio for your

 

 

 

 

needs—justpress the Menu

button and choose Picture Size.

 

 

 

 

3:2 (the best choice when making 4 x 6 prints)

 

 

 

 

16:9 (wide screen)

 

 

 

 

 

4:3 (the default setting)

 

 

 

 

Close-Up

Close range. Use available light instead of flash, if possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Subjects that are in motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scene

Point-and-shootsimplicity when taking pictures in practically any

 

 

 

 

situation. (See page 8.)

 

 

 

 

Blur

Reducing blur caused by camera shake or subject motion.

 

 

 

Reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

Capturing video with sound. (See page 9.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Sound cannot be played on the camera. Sound is heard after the

 

 

 

 

video is transferred to your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taking pictures/videos

Using Scene (SCN) modes

Choose a Scene mode—forgreat pictures in practically any situation!

1 Turn the Mode dial to SCN.

2Press to view scene mode descriptions.

If the mode description turns off before you finish reading it, press OK.

3 Press OK to choose a Scene mode.

SCN mode

For

Portrait

Full-frameportraits of people.

Landscape

Distant scenes.

Flower

Close-upsof flowers or other small subjects in bright light.

Sunset

Subjects at dusk.

Backlight

Subjects that are in shadow or “backlit” (when light is behind the

 

subject).

Candle Light

Subjects illuminated by candle light.

Children

Action pictures of children in bright light.

Manner/

Quiet occasions, like a wedding or lecture. Flash and sound are disabled.

Museum

Place the camera on a steady surface or tripod.

Text

Documents. Place the camera on a steady surface or tripod.

Beach

Bright beach scenes.

Snow

Bright snow scenes.

Fireworks

Fireworks. Place the camera on a steady surface or tripod.

Self-

Close-upsof yourself. Assures proper focus and minimizes red eye.

Portrait

 

Night Portrait

Reduces red eye of people in night scenes or low-lightconditions.

Night Landscape

Distant scenery at night. Flash does not fire.

High ISO

People indoors, in low-lightscenes.

 

 

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Taking pictures/videos

Taking a video

1 Turn the Mode dial to Video.

2Press the Shutter button completely down, then release it. To stop recording, press and release the Shutter button again.

To review and work with videos, see page 12.

NOTE: Sound cannot be played on the camera. Sound is heard after the video is transferred to your computer.

Using shortcuts

Your camera has a clean, uncluttered interface. For quick access to the most popular functions:

1Press the Info button.

The shortcuts appear.

2Pressto access functions like Exposure Compensation,Self-timer,and Auto focus. (You’ll see different functions in different modes.)

3Press to choose a setting.

To hide the shortcuts again, press .

Shortcuts

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Taking pictures/videos

Using the self-timer

Use the self-timerwhen you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface.

1 In anypicture-takingmode, press the Infobutton to turn on the shortcut icons.

2Press to highlight theself-timericon. Pressto choose a setting:

10 seconds—Apicture is taken after a10-seconddelay (so you have time to get into the scene).

2 seconds—Apicture is taken after a2-seconddelay (for a steady, shutter release on a tripod).

2 shot—Thefirst picture is taken after a10-seconddelay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later.

3Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, thencompletely down.

The camera takes the picture/pictures after the delay.

Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-secondself-timervideo, but press the Shutter buttoncompletely down.

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Taking pictures/videos

Understanding the picture-takingicons

Focus mode*

Self timer*

Exposure compensation*

Flash mode

Capture mode

 

 

 

Pictures/time remaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom indicator

 

 

 

 

Tag name

 

 

 

 

 

Battery level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* To learn more about shortcuts, see page 9.

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3 Working with pictures/videos

Reviewing pictures/videos

1 Press the Reviewbutton.

2Press for previous/next picture/video.

Press the Shutter button halfway down to return to Capture mode.

To view pictures/videos as thumbnails, see page 14.

Magnifying a picture

1 Press T to magnify1X–8X.

2Press to view other parts of a picture.

Press OK to return to 1X.

Playing a video

 

Playback speed

 

 

4X

2X

1X

2X

 

4X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse

 

Forward

Press OK to play a video. Press OK to pause/resume. During playback:

Press to play at 2X speed; press again for 4X.

Press to reverse at 2X speed; press again for 4X.

NOTE: Sound cannot be played on the camera. Sound is heard after the video is transferred to your computer.

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Working with pictures/videos

Deleting pictures/videos

1 Press the Reviewbutton.

2 Pressfor previous/next picture/video.

3 Press the Deletebutton.

4 Follow the screen prompts.

NOTE: To delete protected pictures/videos, remove protection before deleting. (See Protecting pictures/videos from deletion.)

Using the undo delete feature

If you accidentally delete a picture, you may be able to use Undo Delete to retrieve it. This feature is only available immediately after you delete a picture.

Protecting pictures/videos from deletion

1 Press the Reviewbutton.

2 Pressfor previous/next picture/video.

3 Press the Menubutton.

4Press to highlight Protect, then press OK.

The picture/video is protected and cannot be deleted. The Protect icon appears with the protected picture/video.

Press the Shutter button halfway down to return to Capture mode.

IMPORTANT: Your camera offers abuilt-inHelp system.See page 40.

NOTE: Formatting internal memory or an SD or SDHC Card deletes all (including protected) pictures/videos. (Formatting internal memory also deletes email addresses and tag names. To restore them, see EASYSHARE Software Help.)

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Working with pictures/videos

Viewing pictures/videos in different ways

Viewing as thumbnails (multi-up)

1Press the Review button.

The camera shows the last picture that was taken.

2Press the Wide Angle (W) button to view pictures/videos as thumbnails. (Press it again to see more, smaller thumbnails.)

To view all pictures/videos, highlight the All tab.

To sort by favorites, date, or tagged pictures/videos, press and highlight the appropriate tab.

3To see a single picture/video, press to highlight it. Then press the Telephoto

(T) button.

To select multiple pictures/videos, see Selecting multiple pictures/videos, page 14.

Press the Shutter button halfway down to return to Capture mode.

Selecting multiple pictures/videos

Use the multi-selectfeature when you have two or more pictures to print, transfer, delete, etc.Multi-selectis used most effectively inMulti-Upmode,Viewing as thumbnails (multi-up), page 14.

Selected pictures

1Press the Review button, thenand

to find a picture/video.

2Press OK to select pictures/videos.

A check mark appears on the picture. You can now print, transfer, delete, etc. the selected pictures. You can press OK a second time to remove a check mark.

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