Vivitar ViviCam 3615 User Manual

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Vivicam 3615 User Manual

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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 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.

Warnings

Do not use this 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 this camera yourself as this is dangerous.

Do not use the camera if any water has 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 camera as this may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

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 camera 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 insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera through access points such as the Compact Flash card slot. This may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

Do not attempt to modify this 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.

Avoid using this camera in the bathrooms. Exposure to excessive moisture may cause a fire or an electrical shock.

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

Never operate this camera in any way while driving a vehicle. This may cause a traffic accident.

Cautions

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

Do not place this 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.

Do not leave this camera in a location subject to extremely high temperatures, such as in a sealed vehicle or in direct sunlight.

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 off 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 handing the camera, always unplug it 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 may result in 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 your 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.

Quick Start

1. Taking PicturesRefer to page 10

Switch the Mode Dialto Recorduse the Viewfinderor LCD Monitorto frame the imagepress and hold the Shutterbutton down halfway until the focus is lockedpress the Shutterbutton down fully

2. Playing Back ImagesRefer to page 16

Switch the Mode Dial toPlayselect the image you are searching by theArrow buttons()

3. Erasing ImagesRefer to page 19

Switch the Mode Dial toDeleteselectDelete Currentpress theOK buttonselect the image you want to delete by theArrow buttons()press theOK button to confirm

4. Transferring Images to Your ComputerRefer to page 37

You can copy images onto your computer and view and modify images using the supplied USB cable and application software. Perform the steps below:

PC: Install the camera driver (for Win98)connect one end of the USB cable to your computerconnect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on your camerapower on your cameraswitch theMode Dial toComputerdouble-clickthe removable disk inMy Computerstart transferring images to your computer

Mac: Install the camera driverconnect one end of the USB cable to your computerconnect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on your camerapower on your cameraswitch theMode Dial toComputerdouble-clickthe removable disk inDesktopstart transferring images to your computer

Table of Contents

 

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

1

PACKAGE CONTENTS .......................................................................................................

1

What’s Inside?.............................................................................................................

1

Optional Accessories ..................................................................................................

1

USING THIS CAMERA IN YOUR DAILY LIFE .....................................................................

2

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA......................................................................

4

IDENTIFYING THE PARTS ..................................................................................................

4

Front View...................................................................................................................

4

Rear View....................................................................................................................

5

Terminals ....................................................................................................................

6

Mode Dial...................................................................................................................

7

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

7

GETTING STARTED...........................................................................................................

8

Attaching the Strap .....................................................................................................

8

Installing the Batteries................................................................................................

8

Using the AC Adapter .................................................................................................

9

Loading the CompactFlashTM Card............................................................................

9

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY .............................................................................................

10

TAKING PICTURES .........................................................................................................

10

Using the Viewfinder.................................................................................................

10

Using the LCD Monitor ............................................................................................

11

Digital Zoom.............................................................................................................

11

Using the Self-timer ..................................................................................................

12

Setting the Focus (Auto, Macro or Infinity Mode)....................................................

12

Setting the Image Resolution and Quality ................................................................

13

Using the Flash.........................................................................................................

15

PLAYING BACK IMAGES ................................................................................................

16

On the LCD Monitor.................................................................................................

16

On the TV..................................................................................................................

18

ERASING IMAGES ..........................................................................................................

19

Delete Current ..........................................................................................................

19

Delete All ..................................................................................................................

20

CAMERA MODE DIAL ................................................................................................

21

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

21

Focus ........................................................................................................................

21

LCD Brightness ........................................................................................................

22

Quickview .................................................................................................................

23

White Balance...........................................................................................................

24

EV Compensation .....................................................................................................

25

PLAY MODE...................................................................................................................

26

LCD Brightness ........................................................................................................

26

Slide Show ................................................................................................................

27

Copy to CF Card ......................................................................................................

27

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)........................................................................

28

SETUP MODE .................................................................................................................

30

Date/Time .................................................................................................................

30

Language ..................................................................................................................

31

Sound ........................................................................................................................

32

Format Media...........................................................................................................

32

Video Mode ...............................................................................................................

33

Auto Power Off .........................................................................................................

33

Reset to Default ........................................................................................................

34

DELETE MODE...............................................................................................................

35

Delete Current ..........................................................................................................

36

Delete All ..................................................................................................................

36

COMPUTER MODE .........................................................................................................

36

TRANSFERRING IMAGES TO COMPUTER ..................................................................

37

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ...............................................................................................

37

INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE FOR PC..............................................................................

38

For Users of Windows 98 .........................................................................................

38

For Users of Windows 2000/Me ...............................................................................

38

DOWNLOADING IMAGES................................................................................................

39

EDITING IMAGES ...........................................................................................................

39

Using MGI Photo Suite.............................................................................................

39

Using MGI Photo Vista.............................................................................................

41

INSTALLING THE CAMERA DRIVER FOR MAC.................................................................

45

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ..................................................................................

46

PARTS NAMES AND FUNCTIONS .....................................................................................

46

Viewfinder Window ...................................................................................................

46

LCD Monitor ............................................................................................................

46

Display Button ..........................................................................................................

47

Menu Button .............................................................................................................

47

OK Button.................................................................................................................

47

Power Button ............................................................................................................

48

Shutter Button...........................................................................................................

48

Self-TimerButton......................................................................................................

48

Mode Dial.................................................................................................................

49

Battery Power Indicator ...........................................................................................

50

Digital Indicator .......................................................................................................

50

APPENDICES.................................................................................................................

51

LED MESSAGES ............................................................................................................

51

CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................................

52

Introduction

Package Contents

What’s Inside?

Digital Camera

USB Cable

Video Cable

Software CD-ROM

Instruction Manual

Camera Pouch & Strap

4xAA Alkaline Batteries

Optional Accessories

CompactFlashTM MemoryCard-4MB,8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 48MB, 64MB, 96MB, and 128MB

AC Power Adapter

1

Using This Camera in Your Daily Life

2

Using This Camera in Your Daily Life

3

Getting to Know Your Camera

Identifying the Parts

Front View

4

Rear View

5

Terminals

6

Mode Dial

Status LCD

7

Getting Started

Attaching the Strap

1.Insert the thin end of the strap into the strap holder.

2.Pass the other end of the strap through the loop of thin cord and pull the strap tight.

Installing the Batteries

1.Slide the battery cover in the direction indicated by the arrow.

2.Insert 4 batteries with the correct polarity as shown on the inner side of the battery cover.

3.Close the battery cover.

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