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Vivicam 3625 User

Manual

English

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FCC STATEMENT

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

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television

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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.

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

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TRADEMARK INFORMATION

Microsoft® and Windows® are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Pentium® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

SDTM is a trademark.

PhotoSuite, PhotoVista and the MGI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp.

Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Other names and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

EREAD THIS FIRST

Please start by reading the important messages below first.

1.The bundled driver, software, design, specifications and user’s manual that packaged with the camera are subject to change without notice.

2.The accessories that come with the camera may vary between regions.

3.For driver update, you can contact the dealer who you purchased the camera from for help.

4.We are not liable whatsoever for any compensation arising from errors in descriptions in this user’s manual.

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WARNINGS

Do not use the camera if it is emitting smoke, becomes unusually hot to be touched, emitting any unusual odor or noise, or if it is in any other abnormal states. Operating the camera in any of these situations may cause a fire or an electrical shock. Stop using the camera immediately, turn the camera off, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power adapter). (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) After checking that smoke is no longer being emitted, contact your dealer or your local authorized service facility and request repairs. Never attempt to repair the camera yourself as this is dangerous.

Do not use the camera if any foreign objects have entered the camera. Turn the camera off, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power adapter). (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Then contact your

dealer or your local authorized service facility. Do not continue to use the cam-

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era as this may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

 

If the camera has been dropped or if the camera case has been damaged, turn the camera off, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC power adapter). (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Then contact your dealer or your local authorized service facility. Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Do not place the camera in any unstable locations such as on a wobbly table or sloping surface where the camera may fall or tip over and cause injury.

Do not expose the camera to moisture and make sure that there is no water getting into the camera. Take particular care when using the camera under extreme weather conditions such as rain or snow, or when operating the camera at the beach on near water. Water in the camera may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Do not attempt to modify the camera. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Do not remove the camera casing. This may cause an electrical shock. Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should only be carried out by your dealer or local authorized service facility.

Do not touch the power plug during a thunderstorm if you are using the AC power adapter. This may cause an electrical shock.

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CAUTIONS

Do not place the camera in damp or dusty locations. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Do not place the camera in a location affected by oil fumes or steam, such as near a cooking stove or humidifier. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Exposure to high temperatures may adversely affect the camera case and internal components and may cause a fire.

Do not cover or wrap the camera or the AC power adapter with a cloth or quilt. This may cause heat to build up and distort the case and cause a fire. Always use the camera and its accessories in well-ventilatedlocations

Handle the camera carefully and do not bump the camera into any hard object. Handling the camera roughly may cause a malfunction.

Do not move the camera while it is switched on. (If you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have switched

Eoff the camera.) Ensure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the cords or cables and cause a fire or an electrical shock.

When leaving the camera unused for long periods, such as during a vacation, always unplug the camera from the power source (batteries or AC power adapter) for safety. (if you are using the AC power adapter, unplug the adapter from the AC power outlet after you have disconnected the camera.) Failure to do so could result in a fire.

Do not use batteries other than those specified for use with the camera. The use of unsuitable batteries may result in the batteries splitting or leaking and causing a fire, injury, or soiling of the battery compartment.

When fitting batteries into the camera, check the polarity markings on the battery (- and +) to ensure that you insert the battery correctly. Incorrect battery polarity may result in the batteries splitting or leaking and causing a fire, injury, or soiling of the battery compartment.

Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period of time. The batteries may leak and cause a fire, injury or soiling of the battery compartment. If the batteries leak, clean and wipe the battery compartment carefully and install new batteries. Wash your hands carefully if you touch the battery fluid.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION................

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Overview .................................

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Package contents ...................

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Common (Optional) Accessories

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GETTING TO KNOW

 

THE CAMERA ...................

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Front view ................................

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Rear view ................................

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Mode dial ................................

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LED indicators.........................

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Status LCD ..............................

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LCD monitor information .........

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GETTING STARTED .........

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Installing the batteries .............

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Using the AC power adapter ..

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Loading a SD memory card ....

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

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Choosing the language...........

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Setting the date and time ........

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Setting the image resolution

 

and quality ..............................

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RECORD MODE ................

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

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Using the viewfinder ......................

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Using the LCD monitor ..................

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Using the normal mode ..........

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Using the digital zoom ............

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

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Using the macro mode ...........

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

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Taking pictures manually ........

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PLAYBACK MODE ............

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Viewing images .......................

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Zoom Playback .......................

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Displaying thumbnail images ..

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Slideshow display

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Deleting images

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MOVIE MODE ....................

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Recording video clips .............

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Viewing video clips .................

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TRANSFERRING RECORDED

IMAGES TO YOUR

 

COMPUTER.......................

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Step 1: Installing the USB driver

on Windows computers ..........

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Installing the USB driver

 

on Macintosh computers ........

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Step 2: Connecting the camera

to your computer .....................

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Step 3: Downloading images/video

clips.........................................

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For computers running Windows ..

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For computers running Mac OS ....

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INSTALLING

 

MGI PHOTOSUITE ............

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INSTALLING

 

MGI PHOTOVISTA ............

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INSTALLING

 

 

ACROBAT READER .........

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USING THE USER’S

 

 

MANUAL............................

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MENU OPTIONS ...............

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Record menu ..........................

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LCD BRIGHTNESS ........................

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QUICK VIEW .................................

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DIGITAL ZOOM .............................

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WHITE BALANCE ..........................

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EV COMPENSATION .....................

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SHARPNESS .................................

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EXIT ...............................................

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Playback menu .......................

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LCD BRIGHTNESS ........................

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SLIDE SHOW .................................

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COPY TO CARD ............................

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DELETE ALL ..................................

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DPOF .............................................

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EXIT ...............................................

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Movie menu.............................

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LCD BRIGHTNESS ........................

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EXIT ...............................................

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Setup menu .............................

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DATE/TIME ....................................

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LANGUAGE ...................................

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SOUND ..........................................

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FORMAT MEDIA ............................

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VIDEO MODE ................................

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AUTO POWER OFF .......................

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RESET TO DEFAULT .....................

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CONNECTING THE CAMERA

 

TO OTHER DEVICES ........

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CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS

 

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INTRODUCTION

Overview

Your new digital camera delivers high quality, 1600x1200 resolution images using a 2.1 Mega pixel CCD imager. Using either the optical viewfinder or the 1.6" TFT color image LCD monitor, you can compose images and then examine them in detail. An auto-flashsensor automatically detects the shooting (lighting) conditions and determines whether the flash should be used. This feature helps ensure that your images turn out right.

8MB internal (built-in)memory lets you capture and store images without the need for an additional memory card. However, you may wish to expand the memory capacity (up to 128MB capacity) by using an external memory card.

In addition to still images, you can record short videos using the movie function. Images you have taken can be downloaded to your computer using the USB cable E (USB driver required for Win98 and Mac OS 8.6) You can enhance and retouch

your images on your computer by using the provided editing software, or image editing software you may already own. You may share your images with your friends via e-mail,in a report, or on a website.

DPOF functionality allows you to print your images on a DPOF compatible printer by simply inserting the memory card.

Package contents

Carefully unpack your package and make sure that you have the following items. Common Product Components:

Digital camera

USB cable

Video cable

Software CD-ROM

User’s manual

Camera strap

Common (Optional) Accessories:

SD memory card

(up to 128MB capacity)

Camera pouch

AC power adapter

2 x AA alkaline batteries

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GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMERA

Front view

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1.Status LCD

2.Shutter button

3.Viewfinder window

4.Lens cover

5.Focus switch

6.Flash button

7.Quality/Resolution button

8.Flash

9.Lens

10.Strap eyelet

11.DC IN jack

12.USB connector

13.Self-timerlamp

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Rear view

 

1.

Arrow button (up)

 

2.

Arrow button (left)

 

 

Self-timerbutton

 

3. OKOK button

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3

Digital zoom button

 

4.

Arrow button (right)

2

4

Arrow button (down)

 

5.

 

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Delete button

 

 

 

 

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1.LED indicator

2.Viewfinder

3.LCD monitor

4.LCD button

5.Menu button

6.Power button

7.Mode dial

8.Battery/SD card cover

9.VIDEO OUT jack 10.Tripod socket

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Mode dial

 

1.

Record mode

 

2.

Playback mode

 

3.

Setup mode

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4.

Movie mode

 

 

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3

 

4

 

 

 

Mode

Description

 

Record Mode

Use this mode to capture still images.

Playback mode

Use this mode to view images & videos, delete

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images & video clips, view a slide show, view thumb-

nail displays.

 

 

 

Setup mode

Use this mode to adjust camera settings.

Movie mode

Use this mode to record video (movie) clips.

LED indicators

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Status

Description/Activity

Sound

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Solid red

The camera is powering up.

No

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Blinking red

Camera system error

Yes *(3)

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Solid orange

Charging the flash

No

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Blinking orange

Image is being recorded to

No

 

 

the memory card.

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Blinking orange

USB communication/transfer in progress No

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

Solid green

The camera is ready to record

Yes *(1)

 

 

images (or movies).

 

 

 

 

Self-timer

Blinking red

The self-timerfunction is activated. Yes *(1)

Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Error message

Yes *(3)

 

 

 

 

Valid button event

Yes *(1)

 

 

 

 

*(3) The camera sounds three beeps.

*(1) The camera sounds one beep.

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Status LCD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash mode

Image quality

 

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Auto flash

Fine

 

 

 

 

Red-eyereduction

Normal

 

 

 

 

Fill flash (on)

Basic

 

Flash off

Macro mode

Slow synchro

Battery check

 

Image resolution

Full battery power

1600 x 1200 pixels

Medium battery power

800 x 600 pixels

Low battery power

Self-timermode

Virtually No battery power

 

Card indicator

 

Digital indicator (This display varies according to the camera mode setting.) Displays the estimated shots that you can take in Record mode.

Displays the estimated seconds that you can record for the video clip in Movie mode .

Displays the current number of the recorded image in Playback mode . Displays “PC” when connecting the camera to your computer by using the USB cable.

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LCD monitor information

The displayed indicators when recording still images:

EThe displayed indicators when recording video clips:

The displayed indicators when playing images back:

The displayed indicators when playing video clips back:

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GETTING STARTED

You can use either 2 AA size batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH)oran AC power adapter (optional accessory) to power the camera. Battery power is convenient for recording images or video clips while AC adapter power is recommended for transferring images to your computer.

Installing the batteries

1.Make sure the camera is off.

2.Slide the battery/SD card cover in the direction of the OPEN arrow.

3.Insert the batteries according to the correct polarity marks (+ or -).

4.Close the battery/SD card cover firmly.

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NOTE

If you won’t be using the batteries for an extended period of time, remove them from the camera to prevent leaks or corrosion.

Never use manganese batteries.

Never use different types of batteries (together) or mix old and new batteries.

Avoid using batteries in extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten the battery life and reduce camera performance.

Using the AC power adapter (optional accessory)

1.Make sure the camera is off.

2.Open the DC IN jack cover and connect one end of the AC power adapter to the DC IN jack on the camera.

3.Connect the other end to an electrical outlet.

NOTE

Make sure to use only the specified AC power adapter for the camera. Otherwise, it may cause damages to the camera, which is not covered under the warranty.

To prevent unexpected auto power off resulting from no battery power left during the process of transferring your images to the computer, use the AC power adapter as a power supply.

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Loading a SD memory card (optional accessory)

The camera comes with 8MB of internal memory, allowing you to store images and video clips in the camera. However, you can expand the memory capacity by using an optional SD memory card so that you can store additional images and video clips.

1.Make sure the camera is off.

2.Slide the battery/SD card cover in the direction of the OPEN arrow.

3.Insert the SD memory card.

The front side of the memory card (printed arrow) should face towards the front side of

Ethe camera.

If the card cannot be inserted, check the orientation.

4.Close the battery/SD card cover.

To remove the SD memory card, make sure the camera is off. Open the battery/SD card cover. Press lightly on the edge of the memory card and it will eject.

NOTE

To prevent valuable data from being accidentally erased from an SD card you can slide the write protect tab (on the side of the SD memory card) to “LOCK”.

To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card, you must unlock the card.

LOCK

LOCK

Write protection

Write protection

tab

state

Attaching the strap

To prevent accidental dropping of the camera, always use the strap.

1.First thread the small loop of the wrist strap through the strap eyelet on the camera and then pull the large loop through the small loop until the strap is firmly secured.

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Choosing the language

When you first turn the camera on, the language setting screen appears, prompting you to choose a language for displayed information on the LCD monitor. Follow the steps below to set the OSD (On-ScreenDisplay) language.

1.Select a language that you prefer by using the /button.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

NOTE

The language setting will be retained even if the camera is turned off.

LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE

Italiano

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Setting the date and time

The Date/Time screen will be presented if/when:

Camera is turned on for the first time (after setting the language)

Camera is turned on after removing or replacing the batteries.

When the date and time setting screen appears, follow these steps to set the correct date and time. You may skip this procedure by pressing the OK button repeatedly.

1.Enter the values of the year, month, day and time fields by using the ///button. Press theOK button after each field is set.

To increase a value, press the /button.

To decrease a value, press the /button.

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Setting the image resolution and quality

Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and compression ratio for your images. These settings affect the number of images that can be stored in memory, or on an SD memory card. As you get to know the camera, it is recommended that you try each quality and resolution setting to get an appreciation for the effects that these settings will have on your images.

Higher resolution and higher quality images offer the best photographic results but produce large files sizes. Therefore, fewer images will take up more memory space.

High resolution and quality settings are recommended for printed output and situ-

Eations requiring the finest detail. Lower resolution/quality images take up less memory space and may be quite suitable for sharing images via e-mail,in a report,

or on a web page. To change image resolution and quality settings, press the button on top of the camera repeatedly to select the settings that you prefer. As you press this button watch the Status LCD.

Resolution & Quality:

The camera provides 2 resolution modes and 3 quality modes, which can be

changed cyclically by pressing the button. The cyclical order is

repeat.

Resolution & quality indicators on the status LCD

In the mode: shows the resolution & quality settings of the image to be recorded

In the mode: shows the resolution & quality settings of the recorded image

The table below shows the approximate shots that you can take at each setting based on 8MB internal memory or a 8MB SD memory card.

Resolution

Quality

Compression

8 MB

8MB SD

 

 

ratio

internal

memory

 

 

 

memory

card

1600x1200

Fine

8:1

10

9

pixels

Normal

12:1

15

14

 

Basic

20:1

20

18

800x600

Fine

4:1

40

37

pixels

Normal

8:1

60

56

 

Basic

16:1

80

75

*The above data shows the standard testing results. The actual capacity varies according to the shooting conditions and settings.

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RECORD MODE

Taking pictures

Your camera is equipped with both an optical viewfinder and a 1.6" LCD monitor to compose images. Taking images using the optical viewfinder will conserve battery power. If your batteries are low, it is recommended that you only compose images by using the viewfinder. Using the LCD monitor you can compose images more accurately, but at the cost of battery consumption. Always use the image LCD for macro shots, however, to avoid parallax effects. The LCD image display must be used when Digital Zoom is used.

Using the viewfinder

1.

Open the lens cover.

 

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2.

Turn the mode dial to the

mode.

3. Turn the camera on by pressing the

button.

4.

Compose your shot in the viewfinder.

 

5.

Press the shutter button down halfway (the

 

camera adjusts the exposure and the focus),

 

then press it the rest of the way down.

When the camera adjusts the exposure and focus, the LED indicator lights red. Take a picture until the LED indicator lights green.

The LED indicator blinks orange while the camera is processing a captured image.

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Using the LCD monitor

1.Open the lens cover.

2.Turn the mode dial to the mode.

3.Turn the camera on by pressing the button.

4.Turn the LCD monitor on by pressing the button.

5.Compose the picture.

6.Press the shutter button.

The LED indicator blinks orange while the camera is processing a captured image.

ENOTE

The image on the LCD monitor darkens when in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a malfunction.

Using the LCD monitor for an extended period of time will decrease the number of images you can take. To increase battery longevity, turn the LCD monitor off and use the viewfinder instead.

Always use the image LCD for macro shots.

The LCD monitor must be on when Digital Zoom is to be used.

Using the normal mode

Normal mode is used to take images where the distance to the subject is 70 cm or more. Select this mode for general shooting, including portraits and scenery.

1.Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to the mode, and power on the camera.

2.Move the focus switch located on the front side of the camera to the position.

3.Compose the picture.

4.Press the shutter button.

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Using the digital zoom

Using digital zoom, images appear closer. Whereas digital zoom is a compelling feature, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixilated (grainier) the image will appear. The digital zoom function is only available when you set the LCD monitor and the digital zoom to ON. To enable the digital zoom, refer to DIGITAL ZOOM in Record menu.

1. Open the lens cover, turn the mode dial to

 

the mode, and power on the camera.

2X

2.Turn the LCD monitor on by pressing the button.

3.Press the OK button to activate 2X digital

zoom function.

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The 2X icon appears on the LCD monitor.

To cancel the digital zoom function, press the OK button.

4.Press the shutter button to capture a "zoomed" image.

NOTE

You can only set the digital zoom at the resolution of 1600x1200 pixels; digital zoom is not available at the resolution of 800x600 pixels. When you play back a "digitally zoomed" image, the image size is 800x600 pixels.

The more the image is enlarged, the more pixilated (grainier) the image.

Digital zoom cannot be used in the movie mode.

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