Leica D-Lux 2 User Manual.pdf

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Before Use

Dear Customer,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this LEICA D-LUX2. Please read these

Operating Instructions carefully and keep them handy for future reference.

Information for Your Safety

WARNING

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES AND DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

Carefully observe copyright laws. Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material for purposes other than your own private use may infringe copyright laws. Even for the purpose of private use, recording of certain material may be restricted.

Please note that the actual controls and components, menu items, etc. of your Digital Camera may look somewhat different from those shown in the illustrations in these Operating Instructions.

SD Logo is a trademark.

Other names, company names, and product names printed in these instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies concerned.

THE SOCKET OUTLET SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.

CAUTION

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product

you have purchased. Please call the Leica agency/distributer in your country for information on how to recycle this battery.

QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.

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FCC Note: (U.S. only)

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

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 that to which the receiver is connected.

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

FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.

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

Trade Name:

LEICA

Model No.:

D-LUX2

Responsible party / Support Contact: Leica Camera Inc.

1 Pearl Court, Unit A Allendale, New Jersey 07401 Tel.: +1 201 995 0051 232 Fax: +1 201 995 1684

e-mail: repair@leicacamerausa.com

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003

LEICA

D-LUX2

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Only for Great Britain Digital Camera

The rating plate is on the underside of the Digital Camera.

Caution for AC mains lead

For your safety, please read the following text carefully.

This appliance is supplied with a moulded three-pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.

Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-amperes and it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.

Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover, the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Leica Dealer.

IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.

THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13AMPERE SOCKET.

If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

IMPORTANT

The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: Neutral

Brown: Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

Under no circumstances should either of these wires be connected to the earth

terminal of the three-pin plug, marked with the letter E or the Earth Symbol.

Before Use

Remove the Connector Cover.

How to replace the Fuse

The location of the fuse differ according to the type of AC mains plug (figures A and B). Confirm the AC mains plug fitted and follow the instructions below. Illustrations may differ from actual AC mains plug.

1)Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.

Figure A

Figure B

Fuse cover

2)Replace the fuse and close or attach the fuse cover.

Figure A

Figure BFuse

Fuse

(5 ampere)

(5 ampere)

 

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Care for the camera

Do not shake or cause impact to the camera. The camera may not be operated normally or recording of pictures may be disabled, or the lens may be damaged.

Sand or dust may cause a malfunction of the camera. When you use the camera on a beach etc., take care so that sand or dust does not get into the camera.

When you use the camera on a rainy day or on a beach, take care so that water does not get into the camera.

If seawater splashes onto the camera, wet a soft cloth with tap water, wring it well, and use it to wipe the camera body carefully. Then, wipe it again with a dry cloth.

About the LCD monitor

Do not press the LCD monitor strongly. It may cause uneven colours on the LCD monitor or a malfunction of the LCD monitor.

In a place with drastic temperature changes, condensation may form on the LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.

If the camera is extremely cold when you turn the camera on, the image on the LCD monitor is slightly darker than usual at first. However, as the internal temperature increases, it goes back to the normal brightness.

Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen. The result is more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this will not be recorded on the pictures in the card.

About the Lens

Do not direct the lens to the sun or strong light sources. It may cause not only a malfunction of the camera but irreversible damage to your eye.

Do not press the lens strongly.

Leaving the camera with the lens facing the sun may cause a malfunction. Be careful when you put the camera outside or near a window.

About Condensation (When the lens is fogged up)

Condensation takes place when the ambient temperature or humidity is changed as follows:

Be careful of condensation since it causes stains on the lens, fungus or malfunction.

When the camera is brought inside from the cold to a warm room.

When the camera is moved from outside to an air-conditioned car.

When cool wind from an air conditioner or other is directly blown onto the camera.

In humid places

Put the camera into plastic bag until the temperature of the camera is close to the ambient temperature to avoid condensation. In case of condensation, turn the camera off and then leave it for about 2 hours.

When the camera becomes close to the ambient temperature, the fog disappears naturally.

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If you will not be using the camera for a long time

Store the battery in a cool and dry place with a relatively stable temperature. [Recommended temperature: 15°C to 25°C, Recommended humidity: 40% to 60%]

Be sure to remove the battery and the card from the camera.

When the battery is left inserted in the camera for a long time, discharge takes place even if the camera is turned off. If you leave the battery inserted for an extended period of time, it will be excessively discharged and it may become unusable even after it is charged.

To store the battery for a long period of time, we recommend charging it once every year and storing it again after you completely use up the charged capacity.

When you keep the camera in a closet or a cabinet, we recommend storing it with the desiccant (silica gel).

-If you see this symbol-

Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private households)

This symbol on the products and/or

accompanying documents means that used electrical

and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment,

recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis. Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to your local retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product. Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further details of your nearest designated collection point.

Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation.

For business users in the European Union

If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for further information.

Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union

This symbol is only valid in the European Union.

If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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About These Operating Instructions

Please note that the description on this page is a sample and all pages are not described in this manner.

Modes indicated here allow you to use the functions or settings described on this page. Set the Mode dial to any of the modes to use the functions or settings.

Using the Optical Zoom

You can make people and subjects appear closer with the 4 times optical zoom, and landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.

The picture may have some distortion (typical example: vertical straight line bent outwards).

Convenient or helpful information for use of this camera is described.

About illustrations in these operating instructions

Please note that the appearance of the product, the illustration or the menu screen are a little different from those in actual use.

About illustrations of the cursor button and the joystick

In those operating instructions, the operations on the cursor button are described as illustrated below.

For example: Pressing the r cursor button

For example: Moving the joystick to the right

MENU

REV

For example: Pressing the joystick

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Contents

Before Use

Information for Your Safety . . . . . . . . . . .2 About These Operating Instructions . . . . .7

Preparation

Scope of delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Names of the Components . . . . . . . . . .10 Quick Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Charging the Battery with the Charger . .13 About the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Inserting/Removing the Battery . . . . . . .15 Inserting/Removing the Card . . . . . . . . .16 About the Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Approximate number of recordable

pictures and the size . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Attaching the Lens Cap/Strap . . . . . . . .21 Setting Date/Time (Clock Set) . . . . . . . .22 Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 About the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Recording pictures (basic)

Taking Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Taking Pictures in Auto Mode . . . . . . . .35 Checking the Recorded Picture

(Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Using the Optical Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Taking Pictures using the

Built-in Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Taking Pictures with the Self-timer . . . . .44 Compensating the Exposure . . . . . . . . .45 Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket . . . .46 Optical Image Stabilizer

[STABILIZER] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Taking Pictures using Burst Mode . . . . .48

Playback (basic)

Playing Back Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

9/16/25 Pictures Multi Playback . . . . . . .50

Using the Playback Zoom . . . . . . . . . . .51

Deleting Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Recording pictures (advanced)

Using the Mode Dial . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 54

• Aperture-priority AE . . . . . . . . .

. . . 54

• Shutter-priority AE . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 55

• Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 56

• Motion picture mode . . . . . . . . .

. . . 59

• Scene mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 61

– Portrait mode . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 62

– Sports mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 62

– Food mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 63

– Scenery mode . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 63

– Night portrait mode . . . . . . . .

. . . 64

– Night scenery mode . . . . . . .

. . . 64

– Baby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 65

– Soft skin mode . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 66

– Candle light mode . . . . . . . .

. . . 66

– Party mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 67

– Fireworks mode . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 67

– Snow mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 68

– Starry sky mode . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 68

– Self portrait mode . . . . . . . . .

. . . 69

Using the [REC] mode menu . . . . .

. . . 70

• White Balance [W.BALANCE] . . . . 71

• ISO Sensitivity [SENSITIVITY] .

. . . 73

• Picture Size [PICT.SIZE] . . . . .

. . . 73

• Quality [QUALITY] . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 74

• Audio Recording [AUDIO REC.]

. . . 75

• Metering Mode

 

[METERING MODE] . . . . . . . . .

. . . 75

• AF Mode [AF MODE] . . . . . . . .

. . . 76

• Continuous AF [CONT.AF] . . . .

. . . 77

• AF Assist Lamp

 

[AF ASSIST LAMP] . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 77

• Digital Zoom [D.ZOOM] . . . . . .

. . . 78

• Colour Effect [COL.EFFECT] . .

. . . 78

• Picture Adjustment [PICT.ADJ.]

. . . 79

• Flip Animation [FLIP ANIM.] . . .

. . . 79

Using the Quick setting . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 82

Taking Pictures with Manual Focus

. . . 83

AF/AE Lock (AF: Auto focus/AE: Auto

exposure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 85

AF Macro mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 86

Setting the aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 87

 

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Shooting with the extra optical zoom . . . 88

Playback (advanced)

Playing Back Pictures with Audio/Motion pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Using the [PLAY] mode menu . . . . . . . . 90

• Playing Back with Slide Show

[SLIDE SHOW] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

• Favorites setting [FAVORITE] . . . . . 92

• Displaying pictures in a direction at the time of recording

[ROTATE DISP.] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

• Rotating the Picture [ROTATE] . . . . 94

Setting the Picture to be Printed and the Number of Prints

[DPOF PRINT] . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 95

• Preventing Accidental Erasure of the

Picture [PROTECT] . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 97

• Adding Audio to Recorded Pictures

[AUDIO DUB.] . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 98

• Resizing the Pictures [RESIZE]

. . . . 99

• Trimming the Pictures

 

[TRIMMING] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 100

• Changing the Aspect Ratio

 

[ASPECT CONV.] . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 102

• Clean up the Card [CLEAN UP]

. . 103

• Initializing the Card [FORMAT]

. . . 103

Playing Back Pictures with a

 

TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 104

Connecting to a PC or Printer

Before Connecting with USB Connection Cable [4: USB MODE] . . . . . . . . 105

Connecting to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Connecting to a PictBridge-compliant

Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Others

Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Cautions for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Message Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Scope of delivery

Before using your camera, check the cont

Standard Accessories

SD Memory Card (64 MB)

423-056.020-045

(In the text, it is indicated as “Card”)

Battery Pack

BP-DC4-U/J/E 18645/18646/18644

(In the text, it is indicated as “Battery”)

Battery Charger

BC-DC4-U/J/E 423-068.801-007/-008/-006

(In the text, it is indicated as “Charger”)

AC Mains Lead

423-068.801-019/EU

423-068.801-020/GB

423-068.801-021/USA

423-068.801-022/Jap

423-068.801-023/AUS

AV Cable

423-068.801-016

USB Connection Cable

423-068.801-017

CD-ROM

423-068.801-014

Strap

423-068.801-015

Battery Carrying Case

423-068.801-012

Lens Cap

423-068.801-013

Lens Cap String

423-068.801-018

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Names of the Components

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Lens part

 

2

Self-timer Indicator (P44)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF Assist Lamp (P77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flash (P32, 40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4Joystick (P34, 49, 83)

5AF/AE Lock Button (P85)

6Cursor buttons w/Self-timer Button (P44) r/[REV] Button (P37) q/Flash Mode Button (P40)

e/Backlight Compensation in Auto Mode (P36)/Exposure Compensation (P45)/Auto Bracket (P46)/White Balance Fine Adjustment (P72) Button

7LCD Monitor (P27, 112)

8Status Indicator

9[MENU] Button (P23, 61, 90)

10[DISPLAY/PWR LCD] Button (P27)

11Single/Burst Mode (P48)/Delete Button (P37, 52, 92)

12Lens barrel

13Focus switch (P31, 83, 86)

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14Aspect ratio switch (P87)

15Zoom Lever (P37, 38, 50, 51)

16Optical Image Stabilizer Button (P47)

17Flash Open Switch (P40)

18Speaker (P89)

19 Microphone (P59, 75)

20Mode Dial (P30)

21Shutter Button (P31)

22Camera Switch (P23)

23Lens Cap/Strap Eyelet (P21)

24[DIGITAL/AV OUT] Socket (P104, 106, 108)

25[DC IN] Socket (P106, 108)

Please be sure to use genuine

Leica AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; optional).

This camera cannot charge the battery even when the AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; optional) is connected to it.

26Terminal Cover

27Card/Battery Door (P15, 16)

28Tripod thread

When you use a tripod, make sure the tripod is stable with the camera attached to it.

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Quick Guide

This is the overview of the procedure to record pictures with this camera. For each operation, be sure to refer to the corresponding pages.

3 Turn the camera on to take pictures.

• Set the clock. (P22)

1 Charge the battery. (P13)

When the camera is shipped, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery before use.

2 Insert the battery and the card. (P15, 16)

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3

2

1 Set the mode dial to [L].

2Open the flash. (When using the flash) (P40)

3Press the shutter button to take pictures. (P31)

4 Play back the pictures.

1

2

1 Set the mode dial to [Q].

2Select the picture you want to view. (P49)

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Preparation

Charging the Battery with the Charger

When the camera is shipped, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery before use.

1 Attach the battery with attention to the direction of the battery.

2 Connect the AC mains lead.

The AC mains lead does not fit entirely into the AC input terminal. A gap will remain as shown below.

When the [CHARGE] indicator A lights in green, charging starts.

When the [CHARGE] indicator A turns off (in about 130 minutes), charging is completed.

3 Detach the battery.

After charging is completed, be sure to disconnect the AC mains lead from the electrical outlet.

The battery becomes warm after use/ charge or during charge. The camera also becomes warm during use. However, this is not a malfunction with the camera.

The battery will discharge if left for a long time after charging. Recharge it.

Use the dedicated charger and battery.

Charge the battery with the charger indoors.

Do not disassemble or modify the charger.

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Preparation

About the Battery

Battery indication

The remaining battery power appears on the screen. [It does not appear when you use the camera along with the AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; optional).]

The indication turns red and blinks: Recharge or replace the battery.

The lifetime of the battery

The number of recordable pictures by CIPA standards (In Programme AE mode)

CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].

Number of

Approx. 480 pictures

recordable pictures

(Approx. 240 min.)

 

 

(Recording conditions by CIPA standards)

Temperature: 23°C/

Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on.

Using SD Memory Card (supplied: 64 MB).

Using the supplied battery.

Recording starts 30 seconds after the camera is turned on.

Record once every 30 seconds, with full flash every other recording.

Rotating the zoom lever towards Tele to Wide and vice versa in every recording.

Turn the camera off every 10 recordings./ Leaving the camera until the battery is cooled down.

Note:When the Power LCD function (P28) is used, the number of recordable pictures decreases.

The actual number of pictures you can take depends on the interval you leave between shooting. The number of shots reduces proportionately to the interval you leave.

So for example if you leave 2 minutes between each shot instead of the 30seconds given in the conditions above, then the number of shots reduce to a quarter (Approx. 60 pictures).

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Playback time

Playback time

Approx. 300 min.

The number of recordable pictures and playback time will vary depending on the operating conditions and storing condition of the battery.

Charging

Charging time

Approx. 130 min.

• When charging starts, the [CHARGE] indicator lights.

Charging error

If the [CHARGE] indicator blinks at approximately 1-second intervals during charging, a charging error has occurred. In this case, disconnect the AC mains lead from the electrical outlet, detach the battery and then make sure both room and battery temperature are not too low or high. If the room temperature is between 10°C to 35°C, recharge the battery. If the [CHARGE] indicator still blinks even if you charge the battery for a while, consult your Leica dealer.

When the operating time of the camera becomes extremely short even if the battery is properly charged, the life of the battery may have expired. Buy a new battery.

Charging conditions

Charge the battery under temperature of 10°C to 35°C.

The performance of the battery may be temporarily deteriorated and the operating time may become shorter in low temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/ snowboarding).

Preparation

Inserting/Removing the Battery

Check that the camera is turned off and that the lens is retracted.

Close the flash.

1 Slide the card/battery door to open it.

3 1 Close the card/battery door.

2Slide the card/battery door to the end and then close it firmly.

Please be sure to use genuine

LEICA batteries (BP-DC4-U/J/E).

2Insert:

Insert the charged battery paying attention to the direction of the battery.

Remove:

Slide the lock 1 to remove the battery.

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1

If you will not be using the camera for a long time, remove the battery. Store the removed battery in the battery carrying case (supplied). (P115)

When fully charged battery has been inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock setting is stored (in the camera) for at least 3 months even if the battery is removed. (The storing may be shorter if the battery is not charged sufficiently.) If more than 3 months has passed, the clock setting will be lost. In this case, set the clock again. (P22)

Do not remove the card and the battery while the card is being accessed (P17). The data on the card may be damaged.

The supplied battery is designed only for use with this camera. Do not use it with any other equipment.

Ensure the camera is off before removing the battery. Camera settings may be lost if you remove the battery while it is on.

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Preparation

Inserting/Removing the Card

Check that the camera is turned off and that the lens is retracted.

Close the flash.

1 Slide the card/battery door to open it.

3 1 Close the card/battery door.

2Slide the card/battery door to the end and then close it firmly.

2Insert:

Insert the card with the label side facing the back of the camera until it clicks.

Remove:

Push the card until it clicks, then pull the card out upright.

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1

If the card/battery door cannot be completely closed, remove the card and insert it again.

Check the direction of the card.

The card and the data may be damaged if it is inserted or removed while the camera is on.

Use only the genuine SD card with SD Logo.

Do not touch the connection terminals on the back side of the card.

The card may be damaged if it is not fully inserted.

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Preparation

About the Card

Access to the card

When pictures are being recorded onto the card, the card access indication lights red.

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When the card access indication lights, pictures are being read or deleted, or the card is cleaned up (P103) or formatted, do not:

turn the camera off.

remove the battery or the card.

shake or impact the camera.

The card and the data may be damaged and the camera may not operate normally.

About handling a card

Store precious data to your PC (P106). The data on the card may be damaged or lost due to electromagnetic wave, static electricity, breakdown of this camera or a defective card.

If you have formatted the card on a computer or other equipment, reformat it with this camera. (P103)

SD Memory Card (supplied) and MultiMediaCard

The SD Memory Card and MultiMediaCard are small, lightweight, removable external memory cards. The reading/writing speed of an SD Memory Card is fast. The SD Memory Card is equipped with a WriteProtect switch that can inhibit writing and formatting a card. (When the switch is slid to the [LOCK] side, it is not possible to write or delete data on the card and format it. When the switch is unlocked, these functions become available.)

SD Memory Card

2

You can use SD Memory Cards with the following capacities (from 8 MB to 2 GB).

8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (Maximum)

This unit supports SD Memory Cards formatted in FAT12 system and FAT16 system based on SD Memory Card Specifications.

This camera cannot take motion pictures if you are using a MultiMediaCard.

The reading/writing speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than an SD Memory Card. When a MultiMediaCard is used, the performance of certain features may be slightly slower than advertised.

Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

17

Preparation

Approximate number of recordable pictures and the size

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

 

 

8M (3840×2160 pixels)

 

5.5M

EZ

(3072×1728 pixels)

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

RAW

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

0

 

3

 

6

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

5

 

 

10

 

 

32 MB

1

 

7

 

14

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

11

 

 

22

 

 

64 MB

2

 

15

 

29

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

23

 

 

46

 

 

128 MB

4

 

30

 

60

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

 

47

 

 

93

 

 

256 MB

9

 

59

 

115

13

 

 

14

 

 

92

 

 

180

 

512 MB

18

 

115

 

230

26

 

 

28

 

 

180

 

 

350

 

1 GB

36

 

230

 

460

52

 

 

57

 

 

360

 

 

710

 

2 GB

74

 

470

 

930

105

 

115

 

 

740

 

 

1420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

 

2M

EZ

(1920×1080 pixels)

 

 

7M (3248×2160 pixels)

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

RAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

2

 

 

 

13

 

 

25

 

 

 

0

 

4

 

8

 

0

 

32 MB

4

 

 

 

28

 

 

54

 

 

 

1

 

8

 

17

 

1

 

64 MB

9

 

 

 

58

 

 

110

 

 

2

 

17

 

35

 

3

 

128 MB

18

 

 

 

115

 

 

220

 

 

5

 

36

 

71

 

6

 

256 MB

36

 

 

 

230

 

 

430

 

 

10

 

70

 

135

13

 

512 MB

72

 

 

 

450

 

 

860

 

 

21

 

135

 

270

26

 

1 GB

145

 

 

910

 

 

1720

 

 

43

 

270

 

540

53

 

2 GB

290

 

1800

 

3410

 

 

87

 

560

 

1090

105

 

18

Preparation

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

 

4.5M

EZ

(2560×1712 pixels)

 

 

2.5M

EZ

(2048×1360 pixels)

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

1

 

 

 

6

 

 

12

 

 

1

 

 

10

 

19

 

32 MB

2

 

 

 

13

 

 

27

 

 

3

 

 

21

 

41

 

64 MB

4

 

 

 

28

 

 

55

 

 

6

 

 

44

 

84

 

128 MB

8

 

 

 

57

 

 

110

 

14

 

 

89

 

170

256 MB

17

 

 

110

 

 

210

 

27

 

 

170

330

512 MB

34

 

 

220

 

 

430

 

54

 

 

340

650

1 GB

69

 

 

440

 

 

860

 

105

 

680

1310

2 GB

140

 

 

890

 

 

1700

 

210

 

1360

2560

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

 

 

6M (2880×2160 pixels)

 

 

4M

EZ

(2304×1728 pixels)

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

RAW

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

0

 

4

 

9

 

0

 

1

 

 

7

 

14

 

32 MB

1

 

9

 

19

 

1

 

2

 

 

15

 

29

 

64 MB

3

 

20

 

39

 

3

 

4

 

 

31

 

60

 

128 MB

6

 

40

 

79

 

6

 

9

 

 

62

 

120

256 MB

12

 

79

 

155

13

 

19

 

 

120

230

512 MB

24

 

155

 

300

26

 

38

 

 

240

470

1 GB

48

 

310

 

610

53

 

76

 

 

480

940

2 GB

98

 

630

 

1220

105

 

150

 

970

1860

19

Preparation

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

3M

EZ

(2048×1536 pixels)

 

 

2M

EZ

(1600×1200 pixels)

 

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

TIFF

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

1

 

 

9

 

17

 

 

2

 

 

14

 

28

 

 

32 MB

3

 

 

19

 

37

 

 

4

 

 

30

 

59

 

 

64 MB

6

 

 

39

 

75

 

 

10

 

62

 

120

 

128 MB

12

 

 

79

 

150

 

20

 

125

240

 

256 MB

24

 

 

150

 

290

 

39

 

240

470

 

512 MB

48

 

 

300

 

590

 

78

 

480

940

 

1 GB

96

 

 

610

 

1180

 

155

 

970

1880

 

2 GB

195

 

1220

2360

 

310

 

1920

3610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture size

 

1M

EZ

(1280×960 pixels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

3

 

 

22

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 MB

7

 

 

46

 

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64 MB

15

 

 

94

 

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128 MB

31

 

 

190

 

350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

256 MB

61

 

 

370

 

690

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

512 MB

120

 

730

 

1370

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 GB

240

 

1470

2740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 GB

490

 

2920

5120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect ratio is the ratio of the width and the height of the picture. For aspect ratio settings, see page 87.

If you select a larger picture size, you can print pictures clearly. When you select a smaller picture size, you can store more pictures on a card though the picture quality is deteriorated. (P73)

EZ is an abbreviation for Extra Optical Zoom. (P88)

For details about quality, see page 74.

The numbers are approximations. (The numbers vary depending on the recording condition and the type of the card.)

The number of recordable pictures may vary depending on subjects.

The remaining number of recordable pictures displayed on the screen is an approximation.

20

Preparation

Attaching the Lens Cap/Strap

Lens Cap

1 Pass the string through the hole on the lens cap.

2 Pass the string through the hole on the camera.

Strap

1 Pass the strap through the hole at the Strap Eyelet.

Check that the strap is firmly attached to the camera.

3 Attach the lens cap.

When you turn the camera off, carry the camera or play back the pictures, attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the lens.

Detach the lens cap before turning on the camera in the recording mode.

When the mode dial is set to one of the recording modes and the camera is turned on with the lens cap attached, the message [REMOVE LENS CAP AND PRESS q BUTTON] appears. After removing the lens cap, press the q cursor button.

Be careful not to lose the lens cap.

21

Preparation

Setting Date/Time (Clock Set)

Initial setting

The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. When you turn the camera on, the following screen appears.

2 Select [D/M/Y], [M/D/Y] or [Y/M/D].

CLOCK SET

10:00 20.DEC.2005

DMY

SELECT SET EXIT MENU

Take the lens cap off before setting the date and time.

Press the [MENU] button, the screen shown in step 1 appears.

The setting screen disappears in about 5 seconds. Switch the unit back on to show the above screen again. Alternatively, press the [MENU] button to show the menu screen (P23), select [CLOCK SET] on page 2/4 of the setup menu, and do steps 1 and 2.

1 Set date and time.

CLOCK SET

0 : 00 1 . JAN . 2005

DMY

SELECT SET EXIT MENU

w/q : Select the desired item.

e/r : Set date and time.

Close the menu by pressing the [MENU] button 2 times after finishing the setting.

Check if the clock setting is correct, after turning the camera off and on.

When a fully charged battery has been inserted for more than 24 hours, the clock setting is stored (in the camera) for at least 3 months even if the battery is removed. (The storing time may be shorter if the battery is not charged sufficiently.)

If more than 3 months has passed, the clock setting will be lost. In this case, set the clock again.

You can set the year from 2000 to 2099. The 24-hour system is used.

If you do not set the date, the date cannot be printed when you go to a photo studio for digital printing.

For the date print setting, refer to P96.

22

Preparation

Setup Menu

Change the settings if necessary. (See pages 24 to 26 for details about the settings.)

1 Remove the lens cap and turn the camera on.

A

The menu items depend on the mode selected with the mode dial (P30). In this page, the items in Programme AE mode [L] are indicated.

2 Press the [MENU] button.

 

 

REC

 

SETUP

 

 

 

W.BALANCE

 

 

 

MENU

 

SENSITIVITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICT.SIZE

 

 

 

 

 

QUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO REC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

EXIT

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Select the [SETUP] Menu.

REC

 

SETUP 1 4

MONITOR

 

 

AUTO REVIEW

POWER SAVE

MF ASSIST

 

 

BEEP

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

EXIT

MENU

 

 

 

 

When rotating the zoom lever A toward T, the page of the menu screen can be forwarded. (vice versa)

4 Select the desired item.

 

SETUP

1 4

MONITOR

 

 

AUTO REVIEW

 

 

POWER SAVE

 

 

MF ASSIST

 

 

BEEP

 

 

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

5 Set the desired value.

 

SETUP

1 4

MONITOR

 

 

AUTO REVIEW

 

 

POWER SAVE

 

 

MF ASSIST

 

 

BEEP

 

 

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

Be sure to press q at the end to determine the setting.

Press [MENU] to exit the menu. If you are in recording mode, you can exit the setup menu by pressing the shutter button

halfway.

23

 

Preparation

For setting, see page 23.

 

 

Menu

Functions

x MONITOR

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor in 7 steps.

P AUTO REVIEW [OFF]: The recorded picture does not automatically appear.

 

[1 SEC.]:The recorded picture automatically appears on the screen

 

for about 1 second.

 

[3 SEC.]:The recorded picture automatically appears on the screen

 

for about 3 seconds.

 

[ZOOM]: The recorded picture automatically appears on the screen

 

for about 1 second. Then it is enlarged 4 times and

 

appears for about 1 second. This mode is useful for

 

confirming focus. Pictures in burst mode, auto bracket,

 

pictures with audio are not enlarged even if [ZOOM] is

 

selected.

 

• In motion picture mode [i], auto review function is not activated.

 

• Auto review activates if you shoot with auto bracket [B] (P46) or

 

burst modes [D], [E], and [F] (P48), irrespective of the

 

auto review setting. (But the picture is not enlarged.)

 

• When the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW], the auto review function

 

works until the end of recording onto the card. (The picture is not

 

enlarged.)

 

• When using pictures with audio, the auto review function works

 

while recording the audio or the data into the card regardless of the

 

setting on the auto review function. (The picture is not enlarged.)

 

• You cannot change the auto review setting when using auto

 

bracket, burst modes, shooting motion pictures, [SELF

 

PORTRAIT] in scene mode, and recording sound.

5POWER SAVE [1 MIN.]/[2 MIN.]/[5 MIN.]/[10 MIN.]:

If you perform no operations, the camera turns off automatically after the interval you set to save the battery.

[OFF]: The camera is not automatically turned off.

Press the shutter button halfway or turn the camera off and on to recover from the power save mode.

When using the AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; opt.)/connecting to a PC or a printer/recording motion pictures/playing back motion pictures/during Slide Show, the power save mode is not activated.

(Note that when you are using the Slide Show manually, the power saving feature will switch the unit off after 10 minutes.)

XMF ASSIST

In manual focus, assistance screen appears on the centre of the

 

screen to facilitate focusing on the subject. (P84)

 

[OFF]: No MF ASSIST

 

[MF1]: MF ASSIST appears in the centre of the screen

 

[MF2]: MF ASSIST takes up the whole screen

24

 

Preparation

For setting, see page 23.

 

 

Menu

Functions

6BEEP

Set to select the volume of operational sound.

 

[7]: No operational sound

 

[8]: Soft operational sound

 

[9]: Loud operational sound

BSHUTTER

Set to select the volume of shutter sound.

 

[C]: No shutter sound

 

[E]: Soft shutter sound

 

[D]: Loud shutter sound

9VOLUME

The volume of speakers can be adjusted in 7 steps. (LEVEL6 to 0)

 

• When you connect the camera to a TV, the volume of the speakers

 

of the TV is not changed.

 

 

3 CLOCK SET

Change date and time. (P22)

2NO.RESET

Set this when you want to start the file number of the picture from

 

0001 on the next recording. (The folder number is updated, and the

 

file number starts from 0001.)

 

• The folder number can be assigned from 100 to 999.

 

When the folder number reaches 999, it cannot be reset. We

 

recommend formatting the card after saving the data on a PC or

 

elsewhere.

 

• To reset the folder number to 100, you must first reformat the card

 

(P103). After this perform [NO.RESET] to reset the file number,

 

after which a screen appears asking whether you want to reset the

 

folder number. Select [YES].

 

• For details about file and folder numbers, see page 107.

 

 

1 RESET

The settings on the recording or the [SETUP] menu are reset to the

 

initial settings.

 

• The folder number and the clock setting are not changed.

 

• Your baby’s birthday (set in [BABY] scene mode (P65)) is cleared.

 

[ROTATE DISP.] (P93) is reset to [ON].

 

 

4USB MODE

Set the USB communication system. Set before connecting to a PC

 

or a printer. (P105)

 

 

YHIGHLIGHT

When the auto review or review function is activated, a white

 

saturated area appears blinking in black and white. (P28)

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

Preparation

 

 

For setting, see page 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu

 

 

Functions

XVIDEO OUT

[NTSC]: Video output is set to NTSC system.

 

 

(Playback

[PAL]:

Video output is set to PAL system.

 

 

mode only)

 

(P104)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV ASPECT

[j]:

Select if your television has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

 

 

(Playback

 

• This mode is best for showing [j] aspect ratio

 

 

 

 

 

mode only)

 

images on a 16:9 aspect ratio television. Pictures shot in

 

 

 

 

the [h] aspect ratio have black bands added to either

 

 

 

[h]:

side.

 

 

 

 

 

Select if your television has a 4:3 aspect ratio.

 

 

 

 

• This mode is best for showing [h] aspect ratio images

 

 

 

 

on a 4:3 aspect ratio television. Images with a [j]

 

 

 

 

aspect ratio are shown with black bands at the top and

 

 

 

 

bottom (letterbox).

 

 

 

 

• Note that when you select [j] and output to a television

 

 

 

(P104), the picture on the camera’s LCD will be stretched

 

 

 

vertically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MF m/ft

[m]:

The focal distance is indicated in meters in manual

 

 

 

 

focusing.

 

 

 

 

 

[ft]:

The focal distance is indicated by feet in manual focusing.

 

 

 

 

 

gSCENE MENU

[OFF]:

[SCENE MODE] menu does not appear when setting the

 

 

 

 

mode dial to [R] or [S] and the camera is operated in

 

 

 

 

the scene mode currently selected. If you change the

 

 

 

 

scene mode, press the [MENU] button to display the

 

 

 

 

[SCENE MODE] menu and then select the desired scene

 

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

[AUTO]: [SCENE MODE] menu appears automatically when setting

 

 

 

 

the mode dial to [R] or [S]. Select the desired scene

 

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

{ LANGUAGE

Set to the language on the menu screen from the following 6

 

 

 

languages.

 

 

 

 

 

Set to the desired language with e/r and determine it with q.

 

 

 

[ENGLISH]: English

[DEUTSCH]: German

 

 

 

[FRANÇAIS]: French

[ESPAÑOL]: Spanish

 

 

 

[ITALIANO]: Italian

[

]: Japanese

When you set to other language by mistake, select [{] from the menu icons to set the desired language.

26

Preparation

About the LCD Monitor

Selecting the screen to be used

In recording mode (P30)

A

DISPLAY/PWR LCD

A LCD monitor (LCD)

Press the [DISPLAY/PWR LCD] button to switch to the screen to be used.

When the menu screen appears, the [DISPLAY] button is not activated. During multi playback (P50) or playback zoom (P51), the indications on the screen can be turned on and off.

BC

*

ED

B Display

C Display with histogram

D Non-display (Recording guide line) E Non-display

*Histogram

In playback mode (P49)

G

100_0001

1/19

P F2.8 1/25

10:00 20.DEC.2005

F H

100_0001

1/19

1 month 10days *

10:00 20.DEC.2005

F Display

GDisplay with recording information and histogram

H Non-display

*Displayed when you set birthday setting for [BABY] in scene mode (P65), and [WITH AGE] is selected at taking pictures.

27

Preparation

To view the LCD monitor outdoors on a bright sunny day (Power LCD function)

When you press and hold the [DISPLAY/ PWR LCD] button for 1 second, the power LCD function is activated, the LCD monitor becomes brighter than usual and easier to see outdoors.

Recording guide line

When you align the subject on the horizontal and vertical guide lines or the cross point of these lines, you can take pictures with well-designed composition by viewing the size, the slope and the balance of the subject.

ON:PRESS FOR 1 SEC.

A

A: Power LCD indication

When you take pictures, the LCD monitor automatically reverts back to the normal brightness 30 seconds after the [DISPLAY/PWR LCD] button is pressed. If you press any button, the LCD monitor turns on brightly again.

If you press and hold [DISPLAY/PWR LCD] button for 1 second again, the power LCD function is cancelled and the LCD monitor reverts back to its usual brightness.

In the power LCD function, the brightness and colour tone are emphatically displayed on the LCD monitor. Therefore, the brightness and the colour tone may look different from those in real life depending on the subject. However, this function does not affect recorded pictures.

Highlight display

When setting [HIGHLIGHT] to [ON] on the [SETUP] menu (P25) while the auto review or review function is activated, any white saturated area (extremely bright or glistening part) on the picture appears blinking in black and white.

If you adjust the exposure to minus, referring to the histogram and then take a picture again, it may result in a good picture.

No highlight display

REVIEW1X

EXIT 4X DELETE

With highlight display

REVIEW1X

EXIT 4X DELETE

28

Preparation

Histogram

A histogram is a graph that displays brightness along the horizontal axis (black to white) and the number of pixels at each brightness level on the vertical axis.

It allows the camera user to easily check the way a picture is being exposed.

When the values are concentrated to the left A, the picture is under exposed. Pictures that are mostly black, such as night scenery, forms this type of histogram.

When the values in the histogram are distributed evenly B, the exposure is adequate and the brightness is wellbalanced.

When the values are concentrated to the right C, the picture is over exposed. Pictures that are mostly white, forms this type of histogram.

Example of histogram

When the recorded picture and the histogram do not match each other

under the following conditions, the histogram is displayed in orange.

When the flash is activated

When the flash is closed

1 When the brightness of the screen is not correct in dark places

2When the exposure is not adequately adjusted

The histogram does not appear when in motion picture mode [i], during multi playback and playback zoom.

The histogram in the recording mode is an approximation.

The histogram in recording and playback may not match each other.

The histogram in this camera does not match the one displayed in image editing software used with a PC, etc.

Check white saturated areas with the highlight display in the auto review function or the review function. (P28)

A Under Exposed B Properly Exposed C Over Exposed *Histogram

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Taking Pictures

The Mode Dial

This camera has a mode dial to suit for recording of many kinds of scenes. Select the desired mode and enjoy the variety of recording.

Rotate the mode dial slowly and securely.

L : Programme AE mode (P31)

The exposure is automatically adjusted by the camera.

M : Aperture-priority AE (P54)

The shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set.

N : Shutter-priority AE (P55)

The aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set.

O : Manual exposure (P56)

The exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed which are manually adjusted.

i: Motion picture mode (P59)

This mode allows you to record motion pictures with audio.

R: Scene mode 1 (P61) S: Scene mode 2 (P61)

This mode allows you to take pictures depending on the recording scenes.

This mode also allows you to set [SCENE MENU] (P26) on the [SETUP] menu to [OFF] and set the scene modes which are frequently used to [R] and [S] on the mode dial.

It is convenient because you can select the scene mode quickly and minimize the operation.

0: Auto mode (P35)

This is the recommended mode for beginners.

Q: Playback mode (P49)

This mode allows you to play back recorded pictures.

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Programme AE

The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject.

1 1 Remove the lens cap.

2 Turn the camera on.

3 Set the mode dial to programme AE mode [L].

4 Slide the focus switch to [AF].

2

3

2 Aim the AF area 1 to the point you want to focus and then press the shutter button halfway.

1 2

A

F2.8 1/25

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A : Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

The focus indication 2 is lit and then the aperture value 3 and the shutter speed 4 are displayed.

You can change the shutter speed and aperture value with programme shift (P34).

3 Take a picture.

4

 

 

 

F2.8

1/25

 

 

 

 

 

 

B : Press the shutter button fully to

 

 

 

 

 

 

take the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the

When the

 

 

 

 

 

subject is not

subject is

 

 

 

 

 

focused

focused

 

 

 

Focus

 

Blink (green)

On (green)

 

 

 

indication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF area

 

Turns from

Turns from

 

 

 

 

 

white to red

white to green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound

 

Beeps 4 times

Beeps 2 times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Correct posture for taking good pictures

To take pictures without blurring:

Hold the camera gently with both hands, keep arms stationary at your side and stand with your feet slightly apart.

Be careful not to move the camera when you press the shutter button.

Do not cover the microphone or the AF assist lamp with your fingers or other objects.

Do not touch the lens part.

Do not cover the photo flash with your finger or other objects.

1 A 2

A

B

B

1 : When holding the camera sideways

2 : When holding the camera vertically A : Photo flash

B : AF assist lamp

For the following modes and methods, keep the camera steady. Use a tripod for best results. By combining the use of a tripod with the self-timer (P44), you can avoid blurring caused when you press the shutter button.

–Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u] (P41)

–[NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P64), [NIGHT SCENERY] (P64), [CANDLE LIGHT] (P66), [FIREWORKS] (P67), [PARTY] (P67), [STARRY SKY] (P68) in scene mode (P61)

–When you have reduced shutter speed (P55, 56)

Focusing

The focus range is 50 cm to Z(Wide), 1.2 m to Z(Tele).

If you press the shutter button fully without prefocusing, pictures may be blurry or unfocused.

When the focus indication is blinking, the subject is not focused. Press the shutter button halfway and focus on the subject again.

If the camera will not focus after a few tries, turn it off and on and try again.

In the following cases, the camera cannot focus on subjects properly.

–When including both near and distant subjects in a scene.

–When there is dirt or dust on the glass between the lens and the subject. –When there are illuminated or glittering objects around the subject.

–When taking a picture in a dark place. –When the subject is moving fast. –When the scene has low contrast. –When jitter occurs.

–When recording a very bright subject. We recommend taking pictures using manual focus (P83), prefocus (P84) or AF/AE lock (P85). In dark places, the AF assist lamp (P77) may turn on to focus on the subject.

Even if the focus indication appears and the subject is focused, it is cancelled when you release the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway again.

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Jitter (camera shake)

Be careful of jittering when pressing the shutter button.

The jitter alert 1 appears when the shutter speed is slow and the chances of blurring are greater.

1

F2.8 1/8

When the jitter alert appears, take special care with the shooting methods described on P32, or use a tripod for best results. By combining the use of a tripod with the self-timer (P44), you can avoid blurring caused when you press the shutter button.

Format detection function

If you take pictures by holding the camera vertically, the information of the rotation on the pictures are automatically added and recorded to the pictures.

When [ROTATE DISP.] (P93) is set to [ON], you can rotate and display pictures on the screen or the TV according to the information of the rotation on the pictures.

When you take pictures by holding the camera vertically, read “Correct posture for taking good pictures” on P32 carefully.

This function may not work properly on pictures recorded by aiming the camera up or down.

In motion picture mode [i] or [FLIP ANIM.], you cannot use the Format detection function.

Exposure

If you press the shutter button halfway when the exposure is not adequate, the indication of the aperture value and the shutter speed turns red. (However, the aperture value and the shutter speed do not turn red when the flash is activated.)

The brightness of the screen may differ from that of recorded pictures. Even though the subject appears dark on the screen, the actual picture will be bright.

When most of the subjects in the screen are bright (e.g. blue sky on a clear day, snowy field, etc.), the recorded pictures may become dark. In this case, compensate the exposure value on the camera. (P45)

When you press the shutter button, the screen may become bright or dark for a moment. This function allows easy adjustment of focus and the recorded picture will not be affected.

We recommend setting the clock again before taking pictures. (P22)

When the time for power save is set (P24), the camera is automatically turned off if you do not operate it within the set time. When operating the camera again, press the shutter button halfway or turn the camera off and on.

In some cases, if the distance between the camera and the subject is beyond the recordable range when you use the camera, the picture may not be properly focused even if the focus indication is lit.

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Programme shift

In Programme AE mode, you can change the preset aperture value and the shutter speed under the same exposure. This is called Programme shift.

By this function, you can make the background more blurred (by decreasing the aperture value) or record the moving subject more dynamically (by setting to slow shutter speed) in Programme AE mode.

While the aperture and shutter speed are shown on the LCD (about 10 seconds), move the joystick to activate Programme shift.

Example of Programme shift

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14 (Ev)

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A) 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1/2

1/4

1/8

1/15

1/30

1/60

1/125

1/250

1/500

1/1000 1/2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A): Aperture value (B): Shutter speed

(e.g.: When the focus switch is set to [AF])

19

F2.8 1/30

or

r: When the focus switch is set to [AF] or [AFw] (P86)

w: When the focus switch is set to [MF] (P83)

If the exposure is not adequate when pressing the shutter button halfway, the shutter speed turns red.

When 10 or more seconds have passed after the Programme shift becomes effective, the status to activate the Programme shift is cancelled and returned to the Programme AE mode. However, the setting on the Programme shift is memorized.

Programme shift is cancelled when turning the camera off.

The Programme shift may not be activated depending on the brightness of the subject.

19

F3.2 1/30

1

When the Programme shift is activated, the Programme shift indication 1 appears on the screen.

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Taking Pictures in Auto Mode

Auto mode makes it easy for inexperienced users. It displays only simple menu settings and allows you to take pictures without error.

1 Select the desired item and set the desired value.

REC

 

PICT.SIZE

8M

QUALITY

5.5M EZ

D.ZOOM

2M EZ

SELECT SET

EXIT MENU

MENU

 

 

MENU

Settings in Auto mode

For details, refer to the pages corresponding to each item.

[PICT.SIZE] : P73 [QUALITY] : P74

[D.ZOOM] : P78

Other Settings in Auto mode

In Auto mode, other settings are fixed as follows. For details, refer to the pages corresponding to each item.

Focus range

30 cm to Z(Tele)

 

([AF]/[AFw]/

5 cm to Z(Wide)

 

[MF])

 

 

White balance

[AUTO]

P71

 

 

 

ISO sensitivity

[AUTO]

P73

 

 

 

Picture

[STD.]

P79

Adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

Audio

[OFF]

P75

Recording

 

 

 

 

 

Metering Mode

[R] (Multiple)

P75

 

 

 

AF mode

[W]

P76

 

(1-area-focusing)

 

 

 

 

Continuous AF

[OFF]

P77

 

 

 

AF assist lamp

[ON]

P77

 

 

 

AF/AE Lock

Not possible

P85

 

 

 

Flip Animation

Not possible

P79

 

 

 

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The Backlight Compensation

Backlight is a situation where light comes from behind the subject. Subjects such as people become dark when pictures are recorded in the backlight. If you press e, [0] (compensating backlight ON indication) appears and the backlight compensation function is activated. This function compensates the backlight by brightening the whole of the picture.

8

You cannot set the following items in the Auto mode.

[VIDEO OUT]

[TV ASPECT]

The settings [PICT.SIZE], [QUALITY] and [D.ZOOM] on the Auto mode are applied to other recording modes.

You cannot use the following functions in the Auto mode.

–Exposure compensation –Auto bracket

[COL.EFFECT]

BACKLIGHT

8

BACKLIGHT

If you press e while [0] is displayed, [0] disappears and the backlight compensation function is cancelled.

When you use the backlight compensation function, we recommend using the flash.

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Checking the Recorded Picture (Review)

2 Enlarge and shift the picture.

1 Press r.

 

REVIEW 4X

 

REVIEW

A

X

8X

DELETE

EXIT 4X DELETE

The last recorded picture appears for about 10 seconds.

Press r again to cancel the review.

You can check the previous or following picture with w/q.

When the recorded pictures are too bright or dim, compensate the exposure. (P45)

3 :1×JJ

:8×JJ

When you change the magnification or the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication A appears for about 1 second to check where is enlarged.

Recorded pictures can be deleted during the review (Quick Deletion)

DELETE SINGLE

DELETE THIS PICTURE?

 

NO

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

SET

MULTI/ALL

Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered.

Multi pictures or all pictures can be deleted. Read P52 or P53 to operate them.

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Using the Optical Zoom

You can make people and subjects appear closer with the 4 times optical zoom, and landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.

1X

2X

To make subjects appear further away use (Wide)

19

T 1X

 

To make subjects appear closer use

3X

(Tele)

19

4X

T 4X

To further increase the zoom

• Use the extra optical zoom. (P88)

• Use the digital zoom (P78).

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The optical zoom is set to Wide (1×) when the camera is turned on.

If you use the zoom function after focusing on the subject, focus on the subject again.

The lens barrel (P10) is ejected or retracted according to the zoom position.

Take care not to obstruct the motion of the lens while the zoom lever is rotated.

When you record motion pictures [i], the zoom magnification is fixed to the value set at the start of recording.

The picture may have some distortion (typical example: vertical straight line bent outwards). This is due to

aberrations, which is common to some extent with all photographic lenses. Distortion may be more visible when using a wider area of the zoom lens as you get closer to the subject.

The zoom rate is a guide only.

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Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash

When you set the flash, you can take pictures using the built-in flash according to the recording condition.

To open the flash

Slide the [<OPEN] switch A.

A

Switching to the appropriate flash setting

Set the flash setting of the built-in flash according to the scene to be recorded.

For the selectable flash settings, refer to “Available flash settings by recording mode” on P42.

B Photo flash

Do not cover the photo flash with your fingers or any other items.

To close the flash

Press the flash until it clicks.

Be sure to close the flash when not in use.

The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [v] while the flash closes.

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r: AUTO

The flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition.

s: AUTO/Red-eye reduction

The flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition. It reduces the red-eye phenomenon (eyes of the subject appear red in a flash photo) by triggering the flash before actually recording the picture.

After that, the flash is activated for actual recording again.

The flash goes off twice if you are using AUTO/Red-eye reduction [s], Forced ON/Red-eye reduction [q], and Slow-sync./Red-eye reduction [u]. The first flash is preparatory. Do not move until after the second flash.

• Use this when you take pictures of people in low lighting conditions.

t: Forced ON

The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording condition.

Use this when your subject is backlit or under fluorescent light.

q: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction

In [PARTY] (P67) or [CANDLE LIGHT] (P66) in scene mode, the flash mode is set to Forced ON/Red-eye reduction.

u: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction

When you take a picture with a dark background landscape, this feature makes the shutter speed slow when the flash is activated, so that the dark background landscape will become bright. Simultaneously it reduces the redeye phenomenon.

Use this when taking pictures of people in front of a dark background.

v: Forced OFF

The flash is not activated in any recording condition.

Use this when taking pictures in places where the use of the flash is not permitted.

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Available flash settings by recording mode

The available flash settings depend on the recording mode. (e: Available, —: Not available)

*Not available in backlight compensation

The available flash range to take pictures

ISO sensitivity

Available flash control range

AUTO

60 cm to 4.1 m (Wide)

 

30 cm to 2.3 m (Tele)

 

 

ISO80

60 cm to 1.8 m (Wide)

 

30 cm to 1.0 m (Tele)

 

 

ISO100

60 cm to 2.0 m (Wide)

 

30 cm to 1.1 m (Tele)

 

 

ISO200

60 cm to 2.9 m (Wide)

 

30 cm to 1.6 m (Tele)

 

 

ISO400

60 cm to 4.1 m (Wide)

 

40 cm to 2.3 m (Tele)

 

 

The available flash range is an approximation.

Refer to P32 for the focus range.

Refer to P73 for the ISO sensitivity.

If the ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] (P73), it is automatically adjusted from [ISO100] to [ISO400] when you use the flash.

If picture noise becomes noticeable, reduce the ISO sensitivity (P73) or set [NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] (P79).

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Shutter speed for each flash mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash mode

Shutter speed (sec.)

 

r: AUTO

 

1/30 to 1/2000

 

s: AUTO/Red-eye reduction

1/30 to 1/2000

 

t: Forced ON

 

1/30 to 1/2000

 

q: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction

 

 

u: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction

1 to 1/2000

 

v: Forced OFF

 

1/4 to 1/2000

 

 

 

 

(In Auto mode [0])

 

 

 

 

1 to 1/2000

 

 

 

 

(In Programme AE mode [L])

 

• The settings may be different from those

• The flash icon turns red when activating

shown here if you are using scene modes.

the flash and pressing the shutter button

– [NIGHT SCENERY] :

8 to 1/2000 (sec.)

halfway.

– [STARRY SKY] :

15, 30 or 60 (sec.)

• When the flash is being charged, the flash

 

 

 

icon blinks red, and you cannot take a

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture even when you press the shutter

• Do not stare at the photo flash from

button fully.

close proximity.

 

 

• When taking a picture with the flash, the

• If you bring the flash too close to the

white balance will be automatically

subjects, they may appear distorted or

adjusted [except for [k] (Daylight)], but

discoloured by its heat and lighting.

• Do not cover the photo flash with your

the white balance may not be properly

adjusted if the photo flash is insufficient.

fingers or any other items.

• When the shutter speed is fast, the flash

• When you take a picture beyond the flash

effect may not be sufficient.

control range, the exposure may not be

• Do not close the flash immediately after

adjusted properly and the picture may

using a secondary light source, for

become bright or dark.

 

 

example AUTO/Red-eye reduction

• When you repeat taking a picture,

[s]. Doing so can damage the

recording may be disabled even if the

flash is activated. Take a picture after the

camera.

• In motion picture mode [i],

card access indication disappears.

• When the jitter alert appears, we

[SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY],

[FIREWORKS] or [STARRY SKY] in

recommend using the flash.

scene mode (P61), the flash mode is fixed

• When you set to burst mode or auto

to Forced OFF [v] even if the flash is

bracket, only 1 picture is recorded for

every flash activated.

 

open.

 

• You can extend the shutter speed by up to

 

 

 

1/8 by using exposure compensation.

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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer

1 Switch the self-timer setting.

19

4: Self-timer set to 10 seconds

L

5: Self-timer set to 2 seconds

L

No display (cancelled)

2 Focus on the subject to take the picture.

19

CANCEL MENU

• The self-timer indicator

1 blinks and the 1 shutter is activated after 10 seconds (or 2

seconds).

If you press the [MENU]

button when the self-timer is set, the selftimer setting is cancelled.

When you press the button fully with one stroke, the subject is automatically focused just before the recording. In dark places, the self-timer indicator blinks and then it may turn on brightly to work as the AF assist lamp (P77) for focusing on the subject.

The self-timer is fixed at 2 seconds when you are using [SELF PORTRAIT] in scene mode (P69).

When you set the self-timer in the burst mode, the number of pictures taken at one time is fixed to 3.

When using a tripod or in other cases, setting the self-timer to 2 seconds is a convenient way to stabilize the jitter caused by pressing the shutter button.

We recommend using a tripod when setting the self-timer. (When using a tripod, be sure to confirm that the tripod is stable when this unit is attached.)

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Compensating the Exposure

Use this function when you cannot achieve appropriate exposure due to the difference of brightness between the subject and the background.

Over exposed

1 Press e several times until [CEXPOSURE] appears and then compensate the exposure.

EXPOSURE

Compensate the exposure toward negative.

Properly Exposed

Under exposed

SELECT EXIT

You can compensate from –2 EV to +2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.

EV is an abbreviation of Exposure Value, and it is the amount of light given to the CCD by the aperture value and the shutter speed.

The compensation range of the exposure will be limited depending on the brightness of the subject.

The exposure compensation value appears on the lower left of the screen.

The exposure value is memorized even if the camera is turned off.

You cannot compensate the exposure with [STARRY SKY] in scene mode (P68).

Compensate the exposure toward positive.

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Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket

In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded by each press of the shutter button according to the compensation range of the exposure.

You can select the desired exposure among the 3 types of pictures.

1 Press e several times until [BAUTO BRACKET] appears and then set the compensation range of the exposure.

AUTO BRACKET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

EXIT

You can select the exposure from –1 EV to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.

When you do not use auto bracket, select [OFF].

When setting the auto bracket, the auto bracket icon appears on the lower left of the screen.

You cannot use auto bracket when there are only one or two pictures remaining.

When taking pictures using auto bracket after the exposure compensation, the pictures are based on the compensated exposure.

When the exposure is compensated, the compensated exposure value appears on the screen.

When the flash is activated, you can take only 1 picture.

When setting auto bracket, you cannot use the audio recording function.

When setting auto bracket and the burst mode simultaneously, auto bracket will be performed.

The exposure may not be compensated with auto bracket depending on the brightness of the subject.

Auto review works if you activate auto bracket, irrespective of the auto review setting. (But the picture is not enlarged.) You cannot change the auto review setting in the setup menu.

Setting ISO sensitivity to [ISO400] increases the time lapse between pictures to allow for the noise reduction process.

You cannot use auto bracket if you have set quality to [TIFF] or [RAW].

You cannot use auto bracket with [STARRY SKY] in scene mode.

When using Shutter-priority AE [N] or Manual exposure [O] mode and you have set the shutter speed to more than 1.3 second, auto bracket does not work.

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Optical Image Stabilizer [STABILIZER]

This mode recognizes and compensates jitter. You can reduce blurring caused by jitter especially when you take pictures with the optical zoom set to Tele or when you take pictures indoors where the shutter speed is slowed down.

A

Demonstration of the optical image stabilizer (Demonstration Mode)

When you press the [MENU] button, the demonstration appears. After the demonstration ends, the screen returns to the stabilizer function mode selection menu. If you want to exit the demonstration halfway through, press the [MENU] button again.

While the demonstration is displayed, the optical zoom is fixed to Wide (1×) and the zoom function cannot be activated.

Moreover, you cannot take pictures.

A Optical Image Stabilizer button

1 Keep pressing the stabilizer button until [STABILIZER] appears and then select the stabilizer function mode.

 

STABILIZER

 

OFF

 

MODE1

 

MODE2

SELECT DEMO. MENU SET

MODE1

The stabilizer operates

(7)

continuously and can assist

 

during photocomposition.

MODE2

The stabilizer function is in

(8)

standby and activates at the

 

moment the shutter captures

 

the image.

OFF

When image stabilization is not

(9)

desired.

The stabilizer function may not work in the following cases so take special care not to move the camera when pressing the shutter button.

–When too much jitter occurs. –In digital zoom range.

–When taking pictures while following subjects in motion.

–When the shutter speed is extremely slow due to dark conditions or other reasons.

In [SELF PORTRAIT] in scene mode (P69), the stabilizer function mode is fixed to [MODE2] and the stabilizer function menu does not appear.

In motion picture mode [i], [MODE2] cannot be set.

This is fixed to [OFF] if you have selected [STARRY SKY] in scene mode (P68) and Optical Image Stabilizer menu will not appear.

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Taking Pictures using Burst Mode

1 Press the Single/Burst Mode Button to switch the burst mode setting and then take pictures.

19

D: High speed

E: Low speed

F: Unlimited

No display (cancelled)

Hold down the shutter button fully to activate the burst mode.

Number of pictures recorded in burst mode

 

Burst speed

Number of recordable

 

pictures (pictures)

 

(pictures/

 

second)

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

3*

max. 5

max. 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

2*

max. 5

max. 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

Depends on

Depends on

2

the card

the card

 

 

capacity

capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The transfer speed of the card has no effect on the burst speed.

When the shutter speed is faster than 1/60 and the flash is not activated

When the burst mode setting is set to Unlimited:

–You can take pictures until the capacity of the card becomes full.

–The shutter speed becomes slower during operation. The point at which the speed becomes slower depends on the [PICT.SIZE] setting or the type of the memory card.

The focus is fixed in the first picture.

When the self-timer is used, the number of recordable pictures in burst mode is fixed to 3.

When the burst mode is activated, the audio recording function cannot be used.

If the flash is activated, you can record only 1 picture.

When setting auto bracket and the burst mode simultaneously, auto bracket will be performed.

The ways to control the exposure and the white balance vary depending on the burst mode setting. When the burst mode is set to [D], they are fixed to the values set for the first picture. When the burst speed is set to [E] or [F], they are adjusted each time you take a picture.

In Burst mode, auto review is activated even the setting is off. (The picture is not enlarged.)

You cannot change the auto review setting in the setup menu.

You cannot use burst mode if you have set quality to [TIFF] or [RAW].

You cannot use burst mode with [STARRY SKY] in scene mode.

Burst mode will not perform as described if a MultiMediaCard is used in place of an SD Memory Card. The reading/writing speed of a MultiMediaCard is slower than that of an SD Memory Card.

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Playback (basic)

Playing Back Pictures

1 Select the picture.

100-0001

1/19

10:00 20.DEC.2005

or

w: Play back the previous picture.

q: Play back the next picture.

The picture following the last one is the first picture.

When [ROTATE DISP.] (P93) is set to [ON], pictures recorded by holding the camera vertically are played back vertically.

Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding

When you keep pressing w/qduring playback, the file number and the page number are updated. If you release w/q when the number of the desired picture appears, you can play back the picture. q: Fast forward

w: Fast rewind

The number of files forwarded/rewound at a time depends on how long you hold down w/q. It also varies depending on the number of the recorded pictures.

If you release w/qand press them again, the files will be forwarded/rewound one by one.

In review playback in the recording mode or multi playback, the picture can only be forwarded or rewound one by one.

When you forward or rewind a large number of pictures, release w/qonce before reaching the picture to be played back, then press w/qto forward/rewind pictures little by little.

This camera is based on the DCF standards (Design rule for Camera File system) which was established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

When changing the folder name or file name on a PC, the pictures will not be played back.

The file format that can be played back with this camera is JPEG. (There are also pictures that on some occasions cannot be played back in JPEG format.)

When playing back pictures that have been recorded with other equipment, the picture quality may be deteriorated and pictures may not be played back.

When playing back a file out of standard, the folder/file number is indicated by [—] and the screen may turn black.

An interference fringe may appear on the screen depending on the subject. This is called moire. This is not a malfunction.

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Playback (basic)

9/16/25 Pictures Multi Playback

16/25 pictures multi screen

1 Switch to multi screen.

For example: When you have chosen to show 9 pictures

20.DEC.200

4/18

CANCEL MENU

1 pictureJ9 picturesJ

16picturesJ25 pictures

When you select multi playback, the scroll bar A appears so you can check the position of the selected picture in the total pictures.

2 Select the pictures.

20.DEC.2005

5/18

CANCEL MENU

or

20.DEC.2005

5/25

CANCEL

C

20.DEC.2005

5/25

CANCEL

B 16 pictures

C 25 pictures

To return to the normal playback

Rotate the zoom lever towards T, or press the [MENU] button or joystick.

The picture framed in an orange box appears.

To delete a picture during a multi playback

Press the [A] button.

When the confirmation screen appears, press rto select [YES], and press q. (P52)

Pictures will not be displayed in the rotated direction even if [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [ON] (P93).

You can switch the display on or off by pressing the [DISPLAY] button.

The following information is displayed: the shooting date, the number of the selected picture in the total pictures, the

[FAVORITE] setting [] (Only if the [FAVORITE] setting is set to [ON]), the motion picture setting [i], the [BABY] setting [h] and age settings.

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Playback (basic)

Using the Playback Zoom

1 Enlarge the picture.

2X

4X

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

CANCEL

DELETE

JJJ

J16×

When you rotate the zoom lever towards W after the picture is enlarged, the magnification becomes lower.

When you change the magnification, the zoom position indication A appears for about 1 second to check the position of the section enlarged.

When you press the [MENU] button, the magnification reverts to 1×.

2 Shift the picture.

2X

4X

CANCEL

DELETE

When you move the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication is displayed for about 1 second.

To delete a picture during the playback zoom

Press the [A] button.

When the confirmation screen appears, press rto select [YES], and press q. (P52)

The more the picture is enlarged, the more its quality deteriorates.

The playback zoom may not operate if pictures have been recorded with other equipment.

Even if the indication on the LCD monitor are turned off in normal playback mode (P27), the magnification and enabled operations appear on the LCD monitor when the playback zoom is activated. You can switch the display on or off by pressing the [DISPLAY] button.

When you set the magnification to 1×, the indication on the LCD monitor are displayed as in normal playback mode.

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Playback (basic)

Deleting Pictures

To delete a single picture

1 Select the picture to be deleted.

100-0001

1/19

10:00 20.DEC.2005

w: Play back the previous picture.

q: Play back the next picture.

To delete multiple pictures

1 Select [MULTI DELETE].

MULTI/ALL DELETE

MULTI DELETE

ALL DELETE

SELECT CANCEL

2 times

2 Select the pictures to be deleted.

MULTI DELETE

2 Delete the picture.

DELETE SINGLE

 

NO

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

SET

MULTI/ALL

While deleting the picture, [A] appears on the screen.

7 8 9

 

 

10

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

DELETE

MARK/UNMARK

 

EXIT

MENU

Repeat the above procedure.

The selected pictures appear with [A]. When ris pressed again, the setting is cancelled.

After selecting pictures, press [A] to confirm your selection.

The icon [c] blinks red if the selected picture cannot be deleted. Cancel the protect setting. (P97)

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Playback (basic)

3 Delete the pictures.

MULTI DELETE

DELETE THE PICTURES

YOU MARKED?

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

SET

 

 

 

 

 

It is possible to delete up to 50 pictures all at once.

To delete all pictures

1 Select [ALL DELETE].

MULTI/ALL DELETE

MULTI DELETE

ALL DELETE

SELECT CANCEL

2 times

2 Delete all of the pictures.

ALL DELETE

DELETE ALL PICTURES?

NO

YES

SELECT SET

Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Please double-check before deleting pictures.

Do not turn off the camera while deleting.

Pictures that are protected (P97) or that do not conform to DCF standards (P49) will not be deleted.

When you delete pictures, use a battery with sufficient battery power (P14) or use with the AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; optional).

The more pictures there are to delete, the more time it takes.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

Using the Mode Dial

M Aperture-priority AE

When you want the background to be in sharp focus, set the aperture value to a higher number. The higher the aperture value is the smaller the aperture opening will be. For a soft focus background, set the aperture value to a lower number which corresponds to a larger aperture opening.

1 Set the aperture value and take the picture.

ISO100

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F2.8

A Aperture value e: Increase

r: Decrease

Refer to P58 for the available range of the aperture value and the shutter speed.

The brightness of the screen may differ from that of the actual pictures. Check it using review function or setting to the playback mode.

The ISO sensitivity cannot be set to [AUTO]. (P73) (When the recording mode is switched to Aperture-priority AE, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set to [ISO100].)

When the exposure is not adequate, the aperture value and the shutter speed on the screen turn red.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

N Shutter-priority AE

When you want to take a sharp picture of a fast moving subject, set to a faster shutter speed. When you want to create a trail effect, set to a slower shutter speed.

1 Set the shutter speed and take the picture.

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A1/30

A Shutter speed e: Faster

r: Slower

Refer to P58 for the available range of the aperture value and the shutter speed.

The brightness of the screen may differ from that of the actual pictures. Check it using review function or setting to the playback mode.

You cannot set the following items in Shutter-priority AE.

–Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u] (P41)

[AUTO] in ISO sensitivity (P73) (When the recording mode is switched to Shutter-priority AE, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set to [ISO100] even though it was set to [AUTO] beforehand.)

When the exposure is not adequate, the aperture value and the shutter speed on the screen turn red.

When the shutter speed is slow, we recommend using a tripod.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

Manual exposure

 

 

3 Take the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decide the exposure by setting the aperture value and the shutter speed manually.

1 Set the aperture value and the shutter speed.

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F2.8 1/30

A B

e/r: Set the aperture value A and the shutter speed B.

w/q: Select the aperture value and the shutter speed.

2 Press the shutter button halfway.

F4.0 1/125

Indication for the condition of exposure C (manual exposure assistance) appears for about 10 seconds.

When the exposure is not adequate, set the aperture value and the shutter speed again.

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F5.6 1/125

Manual Exposure Assistance

The exposure is adequate.

Set to faster shutter speed or larger aperture value.

Set to slower shutter speed or smaller aperture value.

The manual exposure assistance is an approximation. We recommend taking pictures and then checking them using the review function.

Recording pictures (advanced)

Refer to P58 for the available range of the aperture value and the shutter speed.

You cannot set the following items in manual exposure.

–Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u] (P41)

[AUTO] in ISO sensitivity (P73) (When the recording mode is switched to

Manual exposure, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set to [ISO100] even though it was set to [AUTO] beforehand.) –Compensating the Exposure (P45)

The brightness of the LCD may differ from the brightness of pictures you take. Check the picture with review or play mode.

If the exposure is not adequate, the aperture value and the shutter speed turn red when pressing the shutter button halfway.

When the shutter speed is slow, we recommend using a tripod.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

Aperture Value and Shutter Speed

Aperture-priority AE

Available Aperture Value

Shutter Speed (Sec.)

 

(Per 1/3 EV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

F8.0

 

8 to 1/2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

F7.1

 

F6.3

 

F5.6

8 to 1/1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

F4.9

 

F4.5

 

F4.0

8 to 1/1300

 

 

 

 

 

 

F3.6

 

F3.2

 

F2.8

8 to 1/1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutter-priority AE

 

Available Shutter Speed (Sec.)

Aperture Value

 

 

 

(Per 1/3 EV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

6

 

5

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

2.5

 

2

1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

1

 

1/1.3

1/1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2

1/2.5

 

1/3.2

1/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/5

1/6

 

1/8

1/10

F2.8 to F8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/13

1/15

 

1/20

1/25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/30

1/40

 

1/50

1/60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/80

1/100

 

1/125

1/160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/200

1/250

 

1/320

1/400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/500

1/640

 

1/800

1/1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/1300

 

F4.0 to F8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/1600

 

F5.6 to F8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2000

 

F8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Aperture Value

Available Shutter Speed (Sec.)

 

 

 

(Per 1/3 EV)

 

(Per 1/3 EV)

 

 

 

F2.8 to F3.6

 

60 to 1/1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F4.0 to F4.9

 

60 to 1/1300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F5.6 to F7.1

 

60 to 1/1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F8.0

 

60 to 1/2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aperture values in the table above are the values, that are available when the zoom lever is rotated to Wide at maximum.

Some of the aperture values cannot be selected depending on the zoom magnification.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

i Motion picture mode

You can record motion pictures with audio.

1 Select [PICT.MODE].

REC 12

W.BALANCE

PICT.MODE

 

30fps

 

16:9

 

 

 

fps

METERING MODE 10 16:9

AF MODE

 

 

 

 

C-AF CONT.AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT SET

EXIT

MENU

 

MENU

fps (frame per second); This refers to the number of frames used in 1 second.

2 Press the shutter button halfway.

1

When the subject is focused, the focus indication 1 lights.

Close the menu by pressing the shutter button halfway or the [MENU] button after finishing the setting.

Select either [j] or [h]. (P87) You cannot shoot motion pictures in the [ ] aspect ratio.

In [j] aspect

30fps16:9 848×480pixels 30fps

10fps16:9 848×480pixels 10fps

In [h] aspect

30fpsVGA 640×480pixels 30fps

10fpsVGA 640×480pixels 10fps

30fpsQVGA 320×240pixels 30fps

10fpsQVGA 320×240pixels 10fps

[30fpsVGA][30fpsQVGA][30fps16:9]: The motion of the recorded picture is smooth, but the file size is large.

[10fpsVGA][10fpsQVGA][10fps16:9]: Recording motion pictures for a longer time is available though the quality will be lower.

[10fpsQVGA]:

The file size is smaller, so the files are suitable to be attached to e-mails.

3 Press the shutter button fully to start the recording.

30fps

16:9

The remaining recording time (approximation) appears on the screen.

The audio recording starts simultaneously from the built-in microphone of the camera.

By pressing the shutter button fully again, the recording stops.

If the memory card becomes full during recording, the camera stops automatically.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

Available recording time (seconds)

SDMemory

 

 

Motion rate

 

 

Card

30fps

10fps

30fps

10fps

 

30fps

10fps

Capacity

VGA

VGA

QVGA

QVGA

 

16:9

16:9

16 MB

6

26

26

83

 

5

22

32 MB

17

59

59

175

 

14

50

64 MB

39

120

120

360

 

33

106

128 MB

83

250

250

740

 

71

215

256 MB

165

490

490

1440

 

140

420

512 MB

330

980

980

2870

 

280

840

1 GB

660

1970

1970

5700

 

560

1690

2 GB

1350

4020

4020

11700

 

1160

3450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recordable time is an approximation. (Actual times depend on recording conditions and the type of SD card.)

Recording time depends on the subject.

The remaining recordable time shown on the LCD may not reduce regularly.

This camera cannot take motion pictures if you are using a MultiMediaCard.

The motion pictures cannot be recorded without audio.

The settings of auto focus/zoom/aperture values are fixed to what they are when recording starts (in the first frame).

Depending on the type of card you are using, the card access indication may appear for a while after shooting motion pictures. This is normal.

When you set the [PICT.MODE] to [30fpsVGA] or [30fps16:9], use cards that have a speed of 10 MB/second or better (shown on the card packaging) for best results.

Shooting may stop unexpectedly with some types of card or if you use a card whose memory has been fragmented by repeated shooting and erasure. Clean up the card with this unit beforehand for best results (P103).

Use only the genuine SD card with SD Logo.

When motion pictures recorded with this camera are played back on other equipment, the quality of pictures and sounds may be deteriorated or it may not be possible to play them back.

Motion pictures you have recorded at [30fpsVGA], [30fpsQVGA], [30fps16:9], and [10fpsVGA] can only be shown on compatible players.

In motion picture mode [i], you cannot use the direction detection function and the review function.

You cannot set [MODE2] on the Optical Image Stabilizer function.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

RS Scene mode

SCN1 SCN2

Set the mode dial to [R] or [S] to display the [SCENE MODE] menu. When [SCENE MENU] (P26) is set to [OFF] in the [SETUP] menu, press the [MENU] button to display the [SCENE MODE] menu.

Menu items

SCN1 SCENE MODE

1 5

 

PORTRAIT

 

 

SPORTS

 

 

FOOD

 

SELECT

SET

MENU

MENU

 

 

Press w to see explanations of the scene modes. (Press q to return to the menu.)

When rotating the zoom lever toward T, the page of the menu screen can be forwarded. (vice versa)

If you press the [MENU] button while the [SCENE MODE] menu is displayed, you can set the [SETUP] menu (P23) and the [REC] mode menu (P70).

T : [PORTRAIT] (P62)

U: [SPORTS] (P62)

f : [FOOD] (P63)

V: [SCENERY] (P63)

X: [NIGHT PORTRAIT] (P64)

W: [NIGHT SCENERY] (P64)

h: [BABY] (P65)

e: [SOFT SKIN] (P66)

g : [CANDLE LIGHT] (P66)

a : [PARTY] (P67)

Z: [FIREWORKS] (P67)

b : [SNOW] (P68)

d: [STARRY SKY] (P68)

c: [SELF PORTRAIT] (P69)

The following functions cannot be set in scene mode.

–White balance (P71) –ISO sensitivity (P73) –Metering mode (P75) –Colour effect (P78)

–Picture adjustment (P79) –AF/AE Lock (P85)

Use exposure compensation to adjust the brightness of pictures you take.

The colour of the picture may seem strange if you use a scene mode that is unsuitable for the shot.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

Portrait mode

 

 

U

Sports mode

This mode allows you to make the subject stand out from an unfocused background and adjust the exposure and the hue to achieve a healthy complexion on the subject.

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Technique for Portrait mode

To make this mode more effective:

1Rotate the zoom lever to Tele as far as possible.

2Be close to the subject.

3Select a background which is far from the camera.

This mode is suitable for outdoors in the daytime.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

This mode allows you to take pictures of a fast moving subject. (e.g. When taking pictures of outdoor sports.)

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Technique for Sports mode

To record actions of the subject as if it were still, the shutter speed becomes faster than usual. This mode is more effective when taking pictures in the daytime on a clear day.

This mode is suitable for outdoors in the daytime, keeping 5 m or more away from the subject.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

Food mode

 

 

V

Scenery mode

Use this mode to take pictures of food in restaurants, irrespective of the lighting, so that the natural colours of the subject come out.

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The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

This mode allows you to take a picture of a wide landscape. The camera focuses on a distant subject preferentially.

The focus range is 5 m to Z.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

The Flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [v].

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Night portrait mode

 

 

W

Night scenery mode

This mode allows you to take pictures against a night landscape. The subject can be recorded with brightness in real life by using the flash and the slow shutter speed.

This mode allows you to take a picture of a nightscape. The landscape can be recorded vividly by using the slow shutter speed.

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Technique for Night portrait mode

Open the flash. (P40)

Due to the slow shutter speed, use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

Keep the subject still for about 1 second after taking a picture.

We recommend taking pictures by rotating the zoom lever to Wide (1×), and being at a distance about 1.5 m from the subject.

The focus range is 1.2 m to 5 m. (See page 42 for details about the flash control range.)

The shutter may be kept closed (max. about 1 sec.) after taking a picture with slow shutter speed, but this is not a malfunction.

When you take pictures in dark places, noises may become visible.

The flash is set to Slow sync./Red-eye reduction [u] and always functions in this mode.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

You cannot use [CONT.AF] while in this mode.

[PLEASE OPEN THE FLASH] appears when the flash is closed.

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Technique for Night scenery mode

Use a tripod as the shutter may be open for as long as 8 seconds. Use the selftimer for best results. (P44)

The focus range is 5 m to Z.

The shutter may be kept closed (max. about 8 seconds) after taking a picture with slow shutter speed, but it is not a malfunction.

When you take pictures in dark places, noise may become visible.

The Flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [v].

The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].

The settings on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

You cannot use [CONT.AF] while in this mode.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

h Baby mode

This mode adjusts the exposure and tone to bring out the healthy colour of your baby’s skin. The flash will be weaker than normal if you choose to use it.

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1 month 10days 10:00 20.DEC.2005

You can also enter your baby’s age so that it appears when you are showing the picture later.

BABY

WITH AGE

WITHOUT AGE

BIRTHDAY SET.

SELECT SET

MENU

MENU

Age display setting

To show age, first enter the birthday, select [WITH AGE], and press Q.

To not show age, select [WITHOUT AGE], and press Q.

Birthday setting

Select [BIRTHDAY SET.] and press Q.

[PLEASE SET THE BIRTHDAY OF THE BABY] appears on the display. Select year/month/day with W/Q, then change the date with E/R.

Press [MENU] to exit.

If you select [WITH AGE] but you haven’t set the birthday, a message appears. Press [MENU] and follow steps and to enter the birthday.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

Whenever you turn the camera on in Baby mode or switch to Baby mode from any other scene mode, your baby’s age and the current date and time appear on the display for about 5 seconds.

Actual age displays depend on the [LANGUAGE] setting.

The display on the actual day of your baby’s birth will be 0 months 0 days.

Check the clock and birthday settings if the age shown is incorrect.

Note that if you have selected [WITHOUT AGE], age information will not be recorded for any pictures you take. The information will not appear even if you select [WITH AGE] after taking pictures.

For resetting the birthday setting, use [RESET] in the [SETUP] menu. (P25)

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

Soft skin mode

 

 

g

Candle light mode

This mode helps you take pictures that make the skin of your subject appear smoother. Use this mode when taking portraits from the chest up.

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Technique for Soft skin mode

To make this mode more effective:

1Rotate the zoom lever to Tele as far as possible.

2Be close to the subject.

3Select a background which is far from the camera.

This mode is suitable for outdoors in the daytime.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

If there are other flesh-coloured elements in the shot, they will also be softened.

The effect may not be as obvious if there isn’t enough light.

Use this mode to get the most from the mood created by candlelight.

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Technique for Candle light mode

This is most effective if you don’t use the flash.

Use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

Shoot with the zoom lever at W (wide) for best results.

The flash mode can be set to Forced ON/ Red-eye reduction [q] or Slow sync./ Red-eye reduction [u].

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

Party mode

 

 

Z

Fireworks mode

Select this mode when you want to take pictures at wedding receptions, indoor parties, etc.

Both the people and the background can be recorded with brightness in real life by using the flash and slowing down the shutter speed.

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Technique for Party mode

Open the flash. (P40)

Due to the slow shutter speed, use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

We recommend taking pictures by rotating the zoom lever to Wide (1×), and being at a distance about 1.5 m from the subject.

The flash mode can be set to Forced ON/ Red-eye reduction [q] or Slow sync./ Red-eye reduction [u].

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky. The shutter speed or the exposure is automatically adjusted for taking pictures of fireworks.

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Technique for Fireworks mode

We recommend using a tripod.

This mode is most effective on subjects that are 10 m or more from the camera.

The Flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [v].

The settings on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

You cannot change the AF mode setting.

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

You cannot use [CONT.AF] while in this mode.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

b Snow mode

This mode allows you to take a picture in locations such as skiing resorts and locations near snowy mountains. The exposure and the white balance are adjusted to make the white colour of the snow stand out.

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The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

d Starry sky mode

Choose this setting to take clear pictures of the night sky. The slow shutter speed makes the stars sparkle. You can choose a shutter speed of 15, 30, or 60 seconds.

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Technique for Starry sky mode

Due to the slow shutter speed, use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

Setting the shutter speed

STARRY SKY

15 SEC.

30 SEC.

60 SEC.

SELECT SET MENU MENU

15

CANCEL MENU

Press e/r to select the shutter speed, then press q.

The countdown screen appears when you press the shutter button. Do not move the camera. After the countdown is finished, [PLEASE WAIT···] is displayed for the same amount of time as the shutter speed you used. This is to process the signals.

The shooting is cancelled when you press the [MENU] button while the countdown screen is displayed.

The Flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF [v].

The stabilizer function is fixed to [OFF]. (P47)

The ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO80].

You cannot use [CONT.AF] while in this mode.

You cannot use exposure compensation, auto bracket mode, burst mode, or recording audio.

The histogram is always orange. (P29)

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Recording pictures (advanced)

c Self portrait mode

This mode allows you to take a picture of yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technique for Self-portrait mode

When you are focused by pressing the shutter button halfway, the self-timer indicator lights up. Fix the camera firmly and then press the shutter button fully.

A blinking self-timer lamp indicates that the camera has not focused. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.

The captured picture automatically appears on the LCD monitor for reviewing. Refer to P37 for operations on the review function.

When the picture may be blurred by slow shutter speed, we recommend using the 2 seconds self-timer. (P44)

The available focus range is 30 cm to 70 cm.

You can take a picture of yourself with audio (P75). In this time, the self-timer indicator lights up while recording the audio.

When you select self-portrait mode [c], the zoom lever is automatically moved to Wide (1×).

The self-timer can be set to [OFF] or [2SEC.]. (P44) When you set to [2SEC.], it is kept until the camera is turned [OFF] or you switch the mode.

The stabilizer function is fixed to [MODE2]. (P47)

The setting on the AF assist lamp is disabled.

The AF mode is fixed to 9-area-focusing. (P76)

The ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted to the optimal value.

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Using the [REC] mode menu

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Setting the hue, picture quality adjustment, etc. allows you to create wide variations on taking pictures.

Set the mode dial to the desired recording mode.

Menu items

REC

1 3

 

W.BALANCE

 

SENSITIVITY

 

PICT.SIZE

 

QUALITY

 

AUDIO REC.

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT

MENU

 

 

K: [W.BALANCE] (P71)

J: [SENSITIVITY] (P73)

Z: [PICT.SIZE] (P73)

Q: [QUALITY] (P74)

R : [AUDIO REC.] (P75)

R: [METERING MODE] (P75)

M: [AF MODE] (P76)

: [CONT.AF] (P77)

N: [AF ASSIST LAMP] (P77)

The menu items depend on the selected recording mode.

When rotating the zoom lever toward T or W, the page of the menu screen can be forwarded or reversed.

Close the menu by pressing the shutter button halfway or the [MENU] button after finishing the setting.

AF-L : [AF/AE LOCK] (P85)

AE-L

O: [D.ZOOM] (P78)

T : [COL.EFFECT] (P78)

U: [PICT.ADJ.] (P79)

M: [FLIP ANIM.] (P79)

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For setting, see page 70.

K White Balance [W.BALANCE]

This function allows you to reproduce a white colour closer to the tone in real life on the pictures recorded under sunlight, halogen lighting, etc. in which the white colour may appear reddish or bluish.

Auto White Balance

Use of auto white balance adjustment in inappropriate lighting conditions may result in reddish or bluish pictures. Where the subject is surrounded by many light sources, auto white balance adjustment may not operate properly.

In this case, set the white balance to a mode except [AUTO] manually.

AUTO

for auto setting (auto

 

white balance)

 

 

k(Daylight)

for recording

 

outdoors on a bright

 

day

 

 

l(Cloudy)

for recording under a

 

cloudy or shaded

 

area sky

 

 

m(Halogen)

for recording under

 

halogen lighting

:(White set 1)

for using the preset

 

white balance

;(White set 2)

for using the preset

 

white balance

p(White set)

for using set mode 1

 

or 2 with a different

 

white balance setting

 

(P72)

 

 

When setting the white balance to the mode except [AUTO], you can finely adjust the white balance. (P72)

This is fixed to [AUTO] in Auto mode [0].

1The range that is controlled by the auto white balance adjustment mode of this camera

2TV screen

3Cloudy sky (Rain)

4Sunlight

5White fluorescent light

62 hours after dawn and before sunset

71 hour after dawn and before sunset

8Halogen lamp

930 minutes after dawn and before sunset

10Incandescent light bulb

11Sunrise and sunset

12Candlelight

 

 

2)

 

3)

 

1)

 

4)

 

5)

 

 

 

6)

 

 

7)

8)

 

9)

 

 

 

 

10)

 

11)

 

 

 

12)

K=Kelvin Colour Temperature

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Setting the White Balance manually (White set p)

Use this mode when you want to set the white balance manually.

1Set to [p] (White Set) and then press q.

2Select [:] (White set 1) or [;] (White set 2) and then press q.

3Aim the camera at a sheet of white paper or a similar white object so that the frame on the centre of the screen turns white and then press q.

WHITE SET

SET

CANCEL MENU

Finely Adjusting the White Balance (White Balance Fine Adjustment L)

When you cannot acquire the desired hue by setting the white balance, you can adjust the white balance finely.

1Set the white balance to [k]/[l]/ [m]/[:]/[;]. (P71)

2Press e several times until [LWB ADJUST.] appears.

WB ADJUST.

RED

BLUE

SELECT EXIT

3Finely adjust the white balance.

q [BLUE]: Press when the hue is

reddish.

w [RED]: Press when the hue is bluish.

About the white balance

This is fixed to [AUTO] in Auto mode [0].

When taking a picture with the flash, the white balance will be automatically adjusted [except for [k] (Daylight)], but the white balance may not be properly adjusted if the photo flash is insufficient.

About the white balance fine adjustment

The white balance icon on the screen turns red or blue if you have performed white balance fine adjustment.

You can set the value independently for each of the modes in white balance.

The setting on the fine adjustment of the white balance is reflected to the picture when taking a picture with the flash.

If you change the white balance setting for set mode [p], the white balance fine adjustment values for [:] and [;] return to “0”.

When the colour effect is set to any of [COOL], [WARM], [B/W] or [SEPIA] (P78), you cannot finely adjust the white balance.

About the white set

After starting white set, do not move the camera or the subject until you return to the menu.

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For setting, see page 70.

J ISO Sensitivity [SENSITIVITY]

ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark places.

When setting to [AUTO], the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted from [ISO80] to [ISO200] according to the brightness. (It can be adjusted from [ISO100] to [ISO400] when using the flash.)

ISO sensitivity

80

 

 

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use in bright

 

 

Not

places

Suitable

suitable

(e.g. outdoors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use in dark

Not

Suitable

places

suitable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutter speed

Slow

Fast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noise

Less

Increased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Auto mode [0], motion picture mode [i] or scene mode (P61), ISO sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO]. (In [NIGHT SCENERY], [SOFT SKIN] and [STARRY SKY] in scene mode, it is fixed to [ISO80].)

To avoid picture noises, we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity or setting [NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] to take pictures. (P79)

For setting, see page 70.

Z Picture Size [PICT.SIZE]

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Select a higher number of pixels for clearer pictures when printing.

Select a lower number of pixels to store more pictures on the card. Fewer pixels also means it is easier to send pictures by e-mail or use them on a homepage.

When the aspect ratio setting is [j]

8M 3840×2160 pixels

5.5M EZ 3072×1728 pixels

2M EZ 1920×1080 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [ ]

7M 3248×2160 pixels

4.5M EZ 2560×1712 pixels

2.5M EZ 2048×1360 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [h]

6M 2880×2160 pixels

4M EZ 2304×1728 pixels

3M EZ 2048×1536 pixels

2M EZ 1600×1200 pixels

1M EZ 1280×960 pixels

Refer to P59 when using motion picture mode [i].

EZ is an abbreviation for Extra Optical Zoom. (P88)

Pictures may appear like a mosaic depending on the subject or the recording condition.

The number of recordable pictures depends on the subject.

The number of remaining pictures may not correspond with recorded frames.

Refer to P18 to 20 for the number of recordable pictures.

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For setting, see page 70.

QQuality [QUALITY]

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You can select 4 types of quality (compression rate) according to the usage of the picture.

TIFF TIFF (Uncompressed):

This type is suitable when editing and processing pictures with retouch software.

GFine (Low compression):

This type gives priority to picture quality. Picture quality will be high.

HStandard (High compression): This type gives priority to the number of recordable pictures and records standard quality pictures.

RAW RAW (Uncompressed):

This type is suitable when editing and processing pictures with a computer.

When the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW],

a JPEG picture with the quality equal to the Standard [H] is created at the same time. The JPEG file is also erased if you erase the associated TIFF/RAW file.

The maximum resolution (P73) for each aspect ratio is fixed if you select [RAW].

You cannot use the digital zoom if you have selected [RAW].

Pictures may have a mosaic-like appearance depending on the subject or the recording condition.

The number of recordable pictures depends on the subject.

The number of remaining pictures may not correspond with recorded frames.

The following functions cannot be used for pictures recorded in [TIFF] or [RAW].

Auto bracket

Burst mode

[AUDIO REC.]

[AUDIO DUB.]

[RESIZE]

[TRIMMING]

Refer to P18 to 20 for the number of recordable pictures.

You can process [RAW] format files with [Photoshop Elements 3] (on the included CD-ROM). Use your computer to do processing beyond what this camera is able.

For advanced photograph processing, use software compatible with the LEICA D-LUX 2’s RAW format, such as Adobe Photoshop CS (with RAW plugin). For more information about Adobe products, visit http://www.adobe.com/.

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For setting, see page 70.

R Audio Recording [AUDIO REC.]

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You can take a picture with audio.

When you set [AUDIO REC.] to [ON], [I] appears on the screen.

When you start recording by focusing on the subject and pressing the shutter button, the audio recording will be automatically stopped in 5 seconds. There is no need to keep pressing the shutter button.

Audio is recorded from the built-in microphone of the camera.

If you press the [MENU] button during the audio recording, the audio recording will be cancelled. The audio cannot be recorded.

You cannot record pictures with audio in auto bracket, burst mode, when the quality is set to [TIFF] or [RAW], or [STARRY SKY] in scene mode (P68).

For setting, see page 70.

RMetering Mode

[METERING MODE]

You can switch to the following metering modes.

RMultiple:

This is the method in which the camera measures the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the whole screen automatically. Usually, we recommend using this method.

SCentre weighted:

This is the method used to focus on the subject on the centre of the screen and measure the whole screen evenly.

USpot:

This is the method to measure the subject in the spot metering target

A.

A

This is fixed to Multiple [R] in Auto mode [0].

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M AF Mode [AF MODE]

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T9-area-focusing:

The camera focuses on any of 9 focus areas. You can record a picture in free composition without limiting the position of the subject.

V3-area-focusing (high speed): The camera focuses on any of the left, centre or right areas of the screen.

W1-area-focusing (high speed):

The camera focuses on the subject in AF area on the centre of the screen.

W1-area-focusing:

The camera focuses on the subject in AF area on the centre of the screen.

USpot-focusing:

The camera focuses on the limited and narrow area in the screen.

High speed AF (H) mode

When you select 3-area-focusing (high speed) or 1-area-focusing (high speed), the auto focus is activated in high speed and you can focus on the subject more quickly.

Pictures may become still in the condition they were in before the subject was focused when you press the shutter button halfway. However, it is not a malfunction. If you do not want to make pictures still during the auto focus, use the AF mode other than 3-area-focusing (high speed) mode and 1-area-focusing (high speed) mode.

When using the digital zoom or when you take pictures in dark places, the AF area is displayed on the centre of the screen with a size wider than usual.

When multiple AF areas (max. 9 areas) light at the same time, the camera is focusing on all the AF areas.

The focus position is not predetermined because it is set to the position the camera automatically determines at the time of focusing. If you want to determine the focus position to take pictures, switch the AF mode to 1-area-focusing, 1-area- focusing (high speed) or Spot-focusing mode.

You cannot change the AF mode setting when using [FIREWORKS] or [SELF PORTRAIT] in scene mode (P61).

This is fixed to 1-area-focusing in Auto mode [0].

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Continuous AF [CONT.AF]

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This mode allows you to compose a picture more easily by always focusing on the subject.

When the AF mode is set to 1-area- focusing, 1-area-focusing (high speed) or spot-focusing, the time required for focusing when pressing the shutter button halfway will be reduced.

When it is set to [ON], the [ ] indication appears.

The battery may be consumed faster than usual.

It may take time to focus on the subject after rotating the zoom lever from Wide to Tele or suddenly changing the subject from a distant one to a nearby one.

Press the shutter button halfway again when it is difficult to focus on the subject.

You cannot use this with the scene modes (P61) [STARRY SKY], [FIREWORKS], [NIGHT PORTRAIT], or [NIGHT SCENERY].

If the focus switch is set to [AFw], the time to focus will not be shorter.

For setting, see page 70.

NAF Assist Lamp

[AF ASSIST LAMP]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illuminating the subject with the AF assist

lamp allows the camera to focus on the

subject in low light conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

shutter button halfway in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark places or other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

situations, an AF area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wider than usual appears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the AF assist lamp 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turns on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

The AF assist lamp turns on under

 

 

low light conditions. In this time,

 

 

the AF assist lamp icon [S]

 

 

appears on the screen. The

 

 

effective range of the AF assist

 

 

lamp is 1.5 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

The AF assist lamp does not turn

 

 

on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure of the following points when the AF assist lamp is in use.

–Do not look into the AF assist lamp closely.

–Do not cover the AF assist lamp with your fingers or other objects.

AF assist lamp is fixed to [ON] in Auto mode [0].

You cannot use the AF assist lamp in [SCENERY], [NIGHT SCENERY], [FIREWORKS] and [SELF PORTRAIT] in scene mode. (P61)

When you do not want to use the AF assist lamp (e.g. when you take a picture of a subject in a dark place), set the [AF ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In this case, it becomes difficult to focus on the subject.

The AF area (P76) is set only to a point on the centre of the screen when the AF assist lamp is turned on.

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For setting, see page 70.

O Digital Zoom [D.ZOOM]

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It is possible to further magnify a subject already magnified 4 times with the optical zoom 4 more times with the digital zoom, thereby reaching a maximum of 16 times. (You can still use the extra optical zoom.) For details about the extra optical zoom, see page 88.

Entering the digital zoom range

When you rotate the zoom lever to the extreme Tele position, the on-screen zoom indication may momentarily pause.

You can enter the digital zoom range to continuously rotate the zoom lever to Tele or to release the zoom lever once and then rotate it to Tele again.

For setting, see page 70.

T Colour Effect [COL.EFFECT]

You can use 4 types of colour effects depending on the image of the picture.

COOL

The picture becomes bluish.

 

 

WARM

The picture becomes reddish.

 

 

B/W

The picture becomes black and

 

white.

 

 

SEPIA

The picture becomes sepia.

 

 

4

[OFF] :

 

 

1

 

 

16

 

4

[ON] :

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1 Optical zoom

2 Digital zoom

When using the digital zoom, the picture quality becomes deteriorated.

In the digital zoom range, the stabilizer function may not be effective.

When using the digital zoom, use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

The AF area is displayed with a size wider than usual and set only to a point on the centre of the screen in the digital zoom range.

If you set the [QUALITY] to [RAW] (P74), the digital zoom turns off. When you switch to a different [QUALITY] setting, the digital zoom setting before you selected [RAW] is restored.

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For setting, see page 70.

U Picture Adjustment [PICT.ADJ.]

Use this function according to the recording situation and the atmosphere of the picture.

CONTRAST

HIGH

Increases the

 

 

 

difference between the

 

 

 

brightness and the

 

 

 

darkness in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

Decreases the

 

 

 

difference between

 

 

 

the brightness and

 

 

 

the darkness in the

 

 

 

picture.

 

 

 

 

SHARPNESS

HIGH

The picture is sharply

 

 

 

defined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

The picture is softly

 

 

 

focused.

 

 

 

 

SATURATION

HIGH

The colours in the

 

 

 

picture become vivid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

The colours in the

 

 

 

picture become

 

 

 

natural.

 

 

 

 

NOISE

HIGH

The noise reduction

REDUCTION

 

effect is enhanced.

 

 

 

The resolution of the

 

 

 

picture may be slightly

 

 

 

deteriorated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

The noise reduction

 

 

 

effect is reduced.

 

 

 

You can obtain

 

 

 

pictures with higher

 

 

 

resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you take pictures in dark places, noise may become visible. To avoid picture noise, we recommend setting [NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to [HIGH] or setting the items except [NOISE REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take pictures.

In Auto mode [0], you cannot use [PICT.ADJ.].

For setting, see page 70.

M Flip Animation [FLIP ANIM.]

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This camera allows you to create motion picture files up to 20 seconds long by connecting pictures recorded in flip animation mode.

Example:

When capturing pictures of the subject in sequence moving the camera little by little and aligning the pictures, the subject looks as if it is moving.

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1 Select [FLIP ANIM.].

REC 33

D.ZOOM

COL.EFFECT PICT.ADJ.

FLIP ANIM.

SELECT

EXIT MENU

MENU

 

3 Capture pictures for flip animation.

8 REMAIN 92

EXIT MENU

A motion picture file is created by putting pictures recorded in [PICTURE CAPTURE] together by [CREATE MOTION PICTURE].

Audio cannot be recorded.

You cannot record audio using the audio dubbing. (P98)

2 Select [PICTURE CAPTURE].

FLIP ANIM.

 

PICTURE CAPTURE

 

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

DELETE STILL PICTURES

SELECT

EXIT MENU

• The picture size is 320×240 pixels.

You can check the recorded picture with r and the previous or following picture with w/q.

Delete unnecessary pictures with [A] button.

You can record up to 100 pictures. The number of recordable pictures displayed is an approximation.

4 Select [CREATE MOTION

PICTURE].

FLIP ANIM.

PICTURE CAPTURE

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

DELETE STILL PICTURES

SELECT

EXIT MENU

MENU

 

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5 Select [FRAME RATE] and set the number of frames.

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

FRAME RATE

5fps

 

 

10fps

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

5fps

5 frames/sec.

 

 

10fps

10 frames/sec. (The motion

 

pictures become smoother.)

 

 

6 Select [CREATE MOTION PICTURE] and create a flip animation.

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

FRAME RATE

5fps

CREATE MOTION PICTURE

SELECT

EXIT MENU

 

MENU

3 times

The file number appears after creating a flip animation.

Playing back created flip animations

You can play back created flip animations with the same method used to play back motion pictures. (P89)

Deleting all still pictures used to create flip animation

When selecting [DELETE STILL PICTURES] in [FLIP ANIM.] menu, a confirmation screen appears. Select [YES] with r and then press q.

You cannot use pictures with audio, burst mode and auto bracket and the direction detection function.

The pictures in each frame do not appear in normal review. (P37)

If you execute [CREATE MOTION PICTURE], flip animation is made from all pictures recorded for flip animation. Delete unnecessary pictures.

Flip animations may not be played back by other equipment.

The audio is not recorded on flip animations, however, you may hear varying levels of noises when you play back flip animations with other equipment which does not have a mute function.

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Using the Quick setting

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You can change the following with the joystick when recording.

[W.BALANCE] (P71)

[SENSITIVITY] (P73)

[PICT.SIZE] (P73)

[QUALITY] (P74)

[PICT.MODE] (P59)

The menu items depend on the selected recording mode.

1 Press and hold the joystick to show the shortcut menu in recording mode.

 

 

 

AUTO

AUTO

8 M

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

• The Quick setting menu appears.

2 Select the menu and press to enter.

 

 

 

 

AUTO AUTO

8 M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taking Pictures with Manual Focus

1 Slide the focus switch to [MF].

AF: Auto focus

AFw: Macro mode

MF: Manual focus

2Move the joystick w/q to select [MF], then move the joystick e/r to focus.

ft.

15

6

D

3

1.5

F2.8 1/30 MF

A C B

A : MF indication

B : Focal distance

e : Further

r : Closer

The manual focusing assistant C appears.

The MF assistant disappears 2 seconds after you stop operating the joystick.

The moving focus indication D disappears 5 seconds after you stop operating the joystick.

3 Take the picture.

F2.8 1/30

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MF assistance

Move the joystick e/r while [MF ASSIST] is set to [MF1] or [MF2] to enlarge the picture to help focusing. (P24)

• [MF1]: The centre area of the picture is enlarged. You can focus while considering the overall composition of the picture.

• [MF2]: The whole picture is enlarged. You can easily focus when you are not sure of the focus at Wide.

ft. 15

6

3

1.5

F2.8 1/30 MF

You can set the MF assistant to [OFF] in the [SETUP] menu (in the recording mode). (P24)

Technique for Manual focus

1 Move the joystick e/r.

2Even if the subject is focused, move it a little more.

3Return to the centre to make fine adjustments.

Prefocus

This is a technique to focus on the point to take pictures in advance when it is difficult to focus on the subject with auto focus due to its quick motion.

This function is suitable when the distance between the camera and the subject is certain.

You can also record with manual focus in motion picture mode [i]. When starting the recording, the focus is fixed.

When you focus on the subject in Wide, the focus may not be adequate in Tele. In this case, focus on the subject again.

When setting the manual focus, you cannot set the continuous AF (P77).

The MF assistance does not appear in digital zoom range.

The distance shown shows roughly how far away the point of focus is.

Use the MF assistant to make final adjustments to the focus.

The AF lock is released when you select manual focus.

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AF/AE Lock (AF: Auto focus/AE: Auto exposure)

Locking the focus is useful when the subject is outside of the AF area of the shot you want to take. Locking the exposure is useful if there is extreme contrast in the shot and you cannot get the best exposure.

1 Select [AF/AE LOCK] from the [REC] menu to select [AF] , [AE] or [AF/AE].

REC

2 3

 

METERING MODE

AF MODE

 

C-AF CONT.AF

 

AF AF ASSIST LAMP

 

AEAF--LL AF/AE LOCK

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT

MENU

 

 

MENU

AF : Auto focus locked

AE : Auto exposure locked

AF/AE : Both locked

2 Press [AF/AE LOCK] button A.

A

• [AF-L], [AE-L] or [ AFAE--LL ] appears on the LCD.

AF/AE Lock

1Aim the AF area at the subject.

2Press the [AF/AE LOCK] button to fix the focus and exposure. (To cancel, press the [AF/AE LOCK] button again.)

The focus and exposure indicators light if they are correct.

3Move the camera back to the shot you want to take and press the shutter button fully.

AF Lock

1Aim the AF area at the subject.

2Press the [AF/AE LOCK] button to fix the focus. (To cancel, press the [AF/AE LOCK] button again.)

• The focus indicator lights if it is correct.

3Move the camera back to the shot you want to take and press the shutter button fully.

AE Lock

1Aim the AF area at the subject.

2Press the [AF/AE LOCK] button to fix the exposure. (To cancel, press the [AF/AE LOCK] button again.)

The exposure indicator lights if it is correct.

3Move the camera back to the shot you want to take and press the shutter button fully.

Only the AE lock is effective when you are using manual focus.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

AF Macro mode

This mode allows you to take close-up pictures of the subject, e.g. When taking pictures of flowers.

You can take pictures approaching the subject at a distance up to 5 cm from the lens by rotating the zoom lever upmost to Wide (1×).

1 Select [AF w] with the focus switch.

AF: Auto focus

AFw: AF Macro mode

MF: Manual focus

Focus range

• Normal

1.2 m

T

50 cm

W

• [AFw]

30 cm

T

5 cm

W

Use a tripod and the self-timer (P44) for best results.

When the subject is close to the camera, the effective focus range (depth of field) is significantly narrowed. Therefore, you will have difficulty in focusing on the subject if the distance between the camera and the subject is changed after focusing on the subject.

When the camera lens is at a distance beyond the available range from the subject, the subject may not be focused even if the focus indicator lights.

The available flash range is about 60 cm to 4.1 m (Wide). (This is applied when you set the ISO sensitivity to [AUTO].)

It is normal for the resolution of the edges of pictures taken with [AFw] at short distances to be lower.

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Recording pictures (advanced)

Setting the aspect ratio

Aspect ratio is the ratio of the width and the height of the picture. This camera gives you three aspect ratios to choose from.

j

h

You cannot shoot motion pictures in the [ ] aspect ratio.

Depending on the aspect ratio setting, the edges of the picture may be cut off when printing. Try the following to see whether you can print without cutting the edges off. –Some photography shops can handle pictures shot in the [j] aspect ratio. Enquire before sending them for printing. –If your printer has trimming and border settings, change the settings so that there is no trimming and no border. (Read your printer’s operating instructions.)

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Recording pictures (advanced)

Shooting with the extra optical zoom

The camera’s optical zoom can normally give you a telephoto zoom of 4 times, but by choosing a resolution that has an EZ suffix, for example 5.5M EZ , the extra optical zoom starts functioning and zoom extends as follows. (The example uses [j] aspect ratio.)

• Set the resolution. (P73)

1 Move the zoom lever toward T.

5.5

19

T 5X

When the extra optical zoom isn’t working

For example: Resolution is 8M

19

T 4X

When the extra zoom is working

For example: Resolution is 5.5M EZ

5.5

19

Resolution and maximum zoom

Aspect

 

 

Pixels

Maximum

ratio

 

 

zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

8M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5M

 

 

/2M

 

 

 

 

 

EZ

EZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5M

 

 

/2.5M

 

 

 

5.1×

 

EZ

 

EZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4M

 

 

 

 

h

EZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3M

 

 

/2M

 

 

 

/

5.6×

 

EZ

EZ

 

1M

 

 

 

 

EZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the extra optical zoom works

The extra optical zoom works by extracting the centre of the picture and expanding it for a higher telephoto effect. So, for example, if you choose [5.5M

EZ ], 5.5 million pixels (out of the total [8M], 8 million possible with the CCD) are taken in your shot.

The extra optical zoom allows you to increase the zoom ratio without the reduction in picture quality you get with digital zoom.

The [ EZ ] icon appears when you zoom while using a resolution that can use the extra optical zoom.

You can zoom in even further by using this in combination with the digital zoom. In the [REC] mode menu, set digital zoom to ON. (P78)

The extra optical zoom does not work in the motion picture mode [i].

T 5X

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Playback (advanced)

Playing Back Pictures with Audio/Motion pictures

Pictures with audio

Select the picture with audio icon [A]

A and play back the audio.

A

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Motion pictures

Select the picture with the motion picture icon B and play back the motion pictures.

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

30 fps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:9

 

 

 

 

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• The cursor displayed during playback corresponds to e/r/ w/q.

Motion picture playback stops and the normal playback is restored by pressing r.

Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding

During motion picture playback, keep pressing w/q.

q: Fast forward w: Fast rewind

• When releasing the button, it turns to normal motion picture playback.

To pause

Press e during motion picture playback.

Press e again to cancel pause.

You can hear audio from the speaker. To adjust the sound volume, refer to P25.

You cannot use the zoom function while playing back or pausing motion pictures.

The file format that can be played back with this camera is QuickTime Motion JPEG.

Some QuickTime Motion JPEG files recorded by a PC or other equipment may not be played back with this camera.

When playing back motion pictures that have been recorded with other equipment, the quality of pictures may be deteriorated or it may not be possible to play them back.

When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast rewinding may be slower than usual.

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Playback (advanced)

Using the [PLAY] mode menu

The play mode menu offers you various ways to play and edit your pictures.

Menu items

PLAY 13

SLIDE SHOW

FAVORITE

ROTATE DISP.

ROTATE

DPOF PRINT

SELECT

EXIT MENU

MENU

 

When rotating the zoom lever toward T, the page of the menu screen can be forwarded. (vice versa)

After selecting the item, change the settings as described on the following pages.

a: [SLIDE SHOW] (P91)

: [FAVORITE] (P92)

j : [ROTATE DISP.] (P93)

b: [ROTATE] (P94)

l : [DPOF PRINT] (P95)

g: [PROTECT] (P97)

R : [AUDIO DUB.] (P98)

e: [RESIZE] (P99) f: [TRIMMING] (P100)

i: [ASPECT CONV.] (P102)

<: [CLEAN UP] (P103)

0: [FORMAT] (P103)

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

a Playing Back with Slide Show

[SLIDE SHOW]

1 Select [ALL] or [].

PLAY 13

SLIDE SHOW

FAVORITE

ROTATE DISP.

ROTATE

DPOF PRINT

SELECT EXIT MENU

ALL For playing back all pictures

For showing pictures in your favorites list

See page 92 for instructions on how to add pictures to your favorites list.

Start from step 2 if [FAVORITE] is set to [OFF].

3 Select [START].

ALL SLIDE SHOW

 

START

 

DURATION

 

AUDIO

 

SELECT

EXIT MENU

Move between pictures with w/q if you have chosen [MANUAL]. You can also use the joystick to check the picture.

w:The previous picture

q:The next picture

4 By pressing the [MENU] button, the Slide Show stops.

2 Set the items of the Slide Show.

ALL SLIDE SHOW

 

START

 

 

DURATION

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

In motion picture playback, Slide Show is not available.

When you set [AUDIO] to [ON] and then play back a picture with audio, the picture changes when the audio finishes.

DURATION

Select intervals of 1, 2, 3,

 

5 seconds or MANUAL.

 

 

AUDIO

By setting it to [ON], the

 

audio from pictures recorded

 

with audio can be played

 

back during Slide Show.

You can select [MANUAL] if you have selected [] in step 1.

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

Favorites setting [FAVORITE]

1 Select [ON] to set it.

PLAY

1 3

 

SLIDE SHOW

 

FAVORITE

 

ROTATE DISP.

 

ROTATE

 

 

DPOF PRINT

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

 

 

MENU

2 Press e during playback to place the picture in your favorites list.

To delete all pictures except those in your favorites list

1 During playback, select [ALL DELETE EXCEPT ].

MULTI/ALL DELETE

MULTI DELETE

ALL DELETE

ALL DELETE EXCEPT

SELECT CANCEL

2 times

2 Delete the pictures.

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A Favorites indicator

To cancel the favorite setting, press e to clear [ ].

For details about using the Slide Show feature with your favorites list, see page 91.

ALL DELETE EXCEPT

DELETE ALL EXCEPT?

NO

YES

 

SELECT

SET

 

 

 

 

 

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Playback (advanced)

You can place up to 999 pictures in your favorites list.

Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Please double-check before deleting pictures.

Do not turn off the camera while deleting.

Pictures that are protected (P97) or that do not conform to DCF standards (P49) will not be deleted.

When you delete pictures, use a battery with sufficient battery power (P14) or use with the AC adaptor (ACA-DC4-U/J/E; optional).

The more pictures there are to delete, the more time it takes.

You may not be able to put pictures you have shot on other equipment into your favorites list.

For menu operations, see page 90.

Displaying pictures in a direction

jat the time of recording [ROTATE DISP.]

This mode allows you to display pictures recorded by holding the camera vertically or pictures rotated in [ROTATE] function in the rotated direction.

1 Select [ON] to set it.

PLAY

1 3

 

SLIDE SHOW

 

FAVORITE

 

ROTATE DISP.

 

ROTATE

 

 

DPOF PRINT

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT MENU

 

 

MENU

When you select [OFF], the pictures are displayed without being rotated.

Refer to P49 for how to play back pictures.

When you take pictures by holding the camera vertically, read “Correct posture for taking good pictures” on P32 carefully.

The format detection function (P33) may not work properly on pictures recorded by aiming the camera up or down.

Only still pictures in normal playback can be rotated. When playing back rotated pictures in multi playback, pictures appear in original orientation.

You can rotate and display pictures by using [ROTATE] (P94) function even if you do not take pictures by holding the camera vertically.

Images might be slightly blurred if you show them vertically on a television (connected with the included AV cable).

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

b Rotating the Picture [ROTATE]

You can rotate and display the recorded pictures in increments of 90°.

Example

When rotating clockwise (a)

Original

picture

1 Select the picture to be rotated and set it.

ROTATE

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You cannot rotate motion pictures, flip animations, or protected images.

2 Select the direction to rotate the picture.

ROTATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

SET

EXIT

MENU

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

2 times

aThe picture rotates clockwise in increments of 90°.

bThe picture rotates counterclockwise in increments of 90°.

When you play the picture on a PC, you cannot play rotated pictures without an OS or a software compatible with Exif.

Exif is the file format for still pictures, to which recording information and other can be added, established by JEITA [Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association].

When [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF], [ROTATE] function is disabled.

When pictures are recorded by holding the camera vertically, the pictures are played back vertically (the pictures are rotated).

You may not be able to rotate images shot on other equipment.

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

Setting the Picture to be

lPrinted and the Number of Prints [DPOF PRINT]

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a system that allows the user to select which pictures are to be printed on compatible photo printers. DPOF also allows the user to set how many copies of each picture will be printed. Many commercial photo printing services now use DPOF.

1 Select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or [CANCEL].

PLAY 13

 

 

 

SLIDE SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAVORITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROTATE DISP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROTATE

SINGLE

 

 

 

 

 

DPOF PRINT

 

MULTI

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANCEL

 

 

 

SELECT

EXIT MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single setting

Select the picture and set the number of prints.

 

DPOF SET THIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNT

111

 

DATE

DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

EXIT

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

2 times

The number of prints can be set from 0 to 999.

The number of prints icon [d] appears.

When the number of prints is set to “0”, DPOF print setting is cancelled.

Multi setting

Select the pictures and set the number of prints.

DPOF SET MULTI

 

1

 

7

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNT

111

 

 

DATE

DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

EXIT

MENU

MENU

2 times

Repeat the above procedure.

The number of prints can be set from 0 to 999.

The number of prints icon [d] appears.

When the number of prints is set to “0”, DPOF print setting is cancelled.

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Playback (advanced)

To cancel all settings

Select [YES] to cancel all settings.

CANCEL ALL DPOF

CANCEL ALL DPOF

PRINT SETTINGS?

NO

YES

SELECT SET

MENU

To print the date

You can set/cancel the printing with the recorded date each press of the [DISPLAY] button when setting the number of prints.

 

DPOF SET THIS

 

 

 

 

 

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1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNT

111

 

DATE

DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

EXIT

MENU

 

DPOF print setting is a convenient function when you print pictures with printers supporting PictBridge. (P108)

DPOF is the abbreviation for Digital Print Order Format. This feature allows you to write print information or other into the images on the card and to use such information on the DPOF-compliant system.

If the file is not based on the DCF standard, the DPOF print setting cannot be set. DCF is an abbreviation of [Design rule for Camera File system], stipulated by JEITA [Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association].

When setting the DPOF print, delete any previous DPOF print settings made by other equipment.

The date print icon [L] appears.

When you go to a photo studio for digital printing, be sure to order the printing of the date additionally if required.

The date may not be printed depending on photo studios or printers even if you set the date print. For further information, ask the photo studio for details or refer to the operating instructions of the printer.

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

gPreventing Accidental Erasure of the Picture [PROTECT]

You can set the protection to the pictures which you do not want to delete for preventing them from accidental erasure.

1 Select [SINGLE], [MULTI] or [CANCEL].

PLAY 23

PROTECT

AUDIO DUB.

RESIZE

TRIMMING

ASPECT CONV.

SELECT EXIT MENU

Protecting a single picture/ Cancelling protection

Select the picture and set/cancel the protection.

Multi setting/To cancel all settings

Perform the same operation as in [Setting the Picture to be Printed and the Number of Prints [DPOF PRINT]]. (P95 and 96)

If you want to delete protected pictures, cancel the protect setting first.

While this feature protects the pictures from accidental erasure, formatting the card will permanently delete all data.

(P103)

The protect setting may not be effective in other equipment.

Sliding the Card Write-Protect switch to [LOCK] prevents the picture from deletion even if the protection is not set.

A

The following functions cannot be used with protected pictures.

–[ROTATE] (P94) –[AUDIO DUB.] (P98)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

2 times

 

 

 

 

 

 

SET

The protect icon [c]

 

appears.

CANCEL The protect icon [c] disappears.

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

Adding Audio to Recorded

R Pictures [AUDIO DUB.]

You can record the audio after taking a picture.

1 Select the picture and start audio recording.

You cannot record audio on motion pictures, flip animations, protected images, or images recorded as [TIFF] or [RAW].

You may not be able to record audio on images shot on other equipment.

AUDIO

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When audio has already been recorded, the confirmation screen appears. Press r to select [YES], and press qto start audio recording. (The original audio is overwritten.)

2 Stop audio recording.

AUDIO

 

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STOP

MENU

2 times

Press r to stop recording.

Even if you do not press r, after about 10 seconds the audio recording stops automatically.

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Playback (advanced)

For menu operations, see page 90.

e Resizing the Pictures [RESIZE]

This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website.

1 Select the picture and set it.

 

RESIZE

 

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SELECT

 

 

 

 

SET

EXIT

MENU

The following pictures cannot be resized. –When the aspect ratio setting is [j]

Pictures recorded in the [2M EZ ] resolution

–When the aspect ratio setting is [ ]

Pictures recorded in the [2.5M EZ ] resolution

–Pictures recorded as [TIFF] or [RAW] –Motion pictures

–Flip animation –Pictures with audio

2 Select the size and set it.

RESIZE

 

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SELECT

 

 

 

 

RESIZE

EXIT

MENU

Sizes smaller than the recorded picture are displayed.

When the aspect ratio setting is [j]

3072×1728 pixels

1920×1080 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [ ]

4.5M 2560×1712 pixels

2.5M 2048×1360 pixels

When the aspect ratio setting is [h]

4M 2304×1728 pixels

3M 2048×1536 pixels

2M 1600×1200 pixels

1M 1280×960 pixels

0.3M 640×480 pixels

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Playback (advanced)

3 Select [YES] or [NO] and set it.

RESIZE

DELETE ORIGINAL

PICTURE?

NO

YES

SELECT SET CANCEL MENU

MENU

2 times

When you select [YES], the picture is overwritten. When resized pictures are overwritten, they cannot be restored.

When the original picture is protected, you cannot overwrite the resized picture. When you select [NO], a resized picture is newly created.

You may not be able to resize pictures you have shot on other equipment.

For menu operations, see page 90.

fTrimming the Pictures

[TRIMMING]

Use this function when you trim unnecessary parts of the recorded picture.

1 Select the picture to trim and set it.

TRIMMING

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SELECT

 

SET

EXIT MENU

• The following pictures cannot be trimmed. –Motion pictures

–Flip animation –Pictures with audio

–Images recorded as [TIFF] or [RAW]

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