Vivitar ViviCam 3730 User Manual

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INDEX

Getting Started............................................................................

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Contents of Package ...........................................................................

1

System Requirements .........................................................................

1

General Precautions ............................................................................

2

FCC Compliance and Advisory ............................................................

2

Camera Nomenclature .........................................................................

3

Accessory Set-up ................................................................................

4

Preparing to Take Pictures .........................................................

6

Battery Installation................................................................................

6

Turning Camera ON and OFF ..............................................................

8

Date and Time Set-Up .........................................................................

9

Beep Sound Set-Up ..........................................................................

11

Power Save Settings .........................................................................

12

Quick View Setting.............................................................................

13

TV Out Signal Set-Up ........................................................................

14

Language Set-Up ...............................................................................

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Using a Memory Card ........................................................................

17

Camera Working Mode ......................................................................

18

Taking Pictures .........................................................................

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Previewing a Picture before it is taken...............................................

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Taking a picture ..................................................................................

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Adjusting the Exposure .....................................................................

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Setting the White Balance .................................................................

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Changing the Picture Resolution and Quality (Compression) ...........

24

Setting the Flash ................................................................................

25

Using Digital Zoom ............................................................................

26

Continuous Shutter Mode ..................................................................

27

Setting Self-Timer ..............................................................................

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Recording Video images ...................................................................

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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode......................................

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Reviewing Your Pictures and Videos .......................................

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Viewing Pictures ................................................................................

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Viewing Pictures in Thumbnail ...........................................................

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Zooming the Displayed Image ..........................................................

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Deleting Pictures ...............................................................................

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Protecting Pictures against Deletion .................................................

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Running a Slide Show........................................................................

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Copying Flash Memory Images to a Memory Card ...........................

39

Formatting Memory Card or On board memory ................................

40

Setting Your Camera for Printing .............................................

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Folders and Files ...............................................................................

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DPOF Print Settings ..........................................................................

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PRINT Image Matching .....................................................................

44

Connecting your camera..........................................................

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Viewing Images on a TV Set .............................................................

45

Downloading Images to a Computer .................................................

45

About the memory storage you using in this camera ........................

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Installing the Software ..............................................................

49

Downloading Pictures ........................................................................

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Installing MGI PhotoSuite 4 SE .........................................................

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Using MGI PhotoSuite 4 SE ..............................................................

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Indicator Lamp Reference .................................................................

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

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Specifications ....................................................................................

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Getting Started

Getting Started

Contents of Package

All of the items shown below are included with your camera.

Camera

USB cable

Video cable

Strap

Soft case

User's Guide

CD-ROM

Alkaline batteries

(2 AA-sizebatteries)

 

 

 

System Requirements

For Windows

PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233MHz Windows 98/98se/2000/ME/XP

Minimum 32MB RAM USB Port

CD-ROMdrive

800x600 pixels, 16-bitcolor display compatible monitor

For Macintosh

Power Mac G3 or later

Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and OS X Minimum 64MB RAM

USB Port

CD-ROMdrive

800x600 pixels, 16-bitcolor display compatible monitor

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. 1

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General Precautions

nDo not try to open the case of the camera or attempt to modify this camera in any way. High-voltageinternal components create the risk of electric shock when exposed. The maintenance and repairs should be carried out by authorized service providers.

nDo not fire the flash when it is too close to people or animal’s eyes. It may cause eye damage especially for children.

nDo not use this camera with wet hand. Keep the camera away from water and other liquids. Moisture creates the danger of fire and electric shock. Never use this camera in the rain or snow.

nFor safety reasons, please keep this camera and accessories out of reach of children or animals to prevent accidents.

nIf you notice smoke or a strange odor coming out of the camera, immediately turn power off and unplug the AC adaptor from the power outlet. Take it to your nearest service center for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.

FCC Compliance and Advisory

This device complies with Part 15 of the FF 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 equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B peripheral, 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 communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause a 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.

n

n

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

nConnect the equipment into an outlet ton a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

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

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compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Where shielded interface cables have been provided with the product or specified additional components or accessories elsewhere defined to be used with the installation of the product, they must be used in order to ensure compliance with FCC regulation.

Camera Nomenclature

Front

Viewfinder

Flash

Microphone

Lens

Self-timerlamp

Back

Operation lamp

button

Viewfinder

Power button

/ Self-timer /Left button

/ Zoom In / Up button

/ Continuous shutter / Right button

 

 

/ Zoom Out / Down button

LCD Monitor screen

Battery cover

/ /Stop button

/ / Flash / / Play / / Pause button

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Side

DC IN terminal

Video out terminal

USB port

Top

Shutter button

Mode dial

Accessory Set-up

Attaching the Wrist Strap

·Follow illustrations to add the wrist strap.

Note: When carrying the camera by the strap, please don’t swing the camera on the strap.

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Using the Soft Case

·Keep the camera in it’s soft case while it is not in use.

·Be sure to insert the camera into the case, with the monitor screen facing down.

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Preparing to Take Pictures

Battery Installation

There are two ways to supply power to the camera. You can use batteries (AA Alkaline or CR-V3),or alternatively, you can use an AC adapter(DC3.3V/2.5A).

If using Batteries,

1.Turn camera upside-down.

2.Open the battery cover by pushing and sliding into the side.

3.Check inscription on battery chamber for correct negative/ positive installation.

4.Install 2-AAalkaline batteries.

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5. Close battery cover.

Low Battery Indicator

1.Please check the batteries you insert so that you will not be caught with dead batteries.

2.The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on the monitor screen and the indicator display changes as battery power is used.

Battery

High

 

 

 

Low

Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

·Never use manganese batteries, as they cannot supply sufficient power to support the camera’s operations.

·Replace all batteries at the same time to ensure a properly working camera, never mix old and new batteries.

·Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan on using it for more than two weeks.

·It is normal that the temperature of the camera body rises after extended use.

·It is suggested to use an AC adaptor for extended camera use.

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If using AC Adaptor,

1.Plug the adapter into the DC-Injack(DC-IN 3.3V).

Please make sure that you use an AC adapter with the correct specification for the camera (DC3.3V/2.5A).

NOTE:

·Please be sure to turn off power before connecting or disconnecting the Adaptor.

·The camera automatically switches over to AC adaptor powered operation whenever the AC adapter is plugged into the camera.

·Recommend using the AC adaptor to power the camera whenever connected to a computer.

Turning Camera ON and OFF

1.Select Mode dial to Auto mode ().

2.Press the Power ON/OFF bottom to turn the camera on and off. NOTE:

·It takes about 2 seconds to power on the camera.

·When powering on the camera in Auto/Manual/Video mode, in the right down corner on the LCD screen, the date will display for one second. Then it changes to time for one second. Then the date and time indicator will be off.

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Date and Time Set-Up

1. You may set the date and time in any Mode dial. ()

2.Press MENU button.

3.Then press RIGHT button ( ) to SETUP MENU ().

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4. Press SET button to DATE&TIME menu.

5.

Press UP/DOWN (

/

) to adjust the value of your

 

setting.

 

 

6.

Press Set button to set the value and advance to the next.

Use UP/DOWN button to change the display of date.

A.YY/MM/DD

B.MM/DD/YY

C.DD/MM/YY

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Beep Sound Set-Up

You may turn on/off the operating beep sound in any mode dial. ()

1.Press MENU button.

2.Then press RIGHT button ( ) to SETUP MENU ().

3.Press DOWN button () to BEEP.

4.Press SET button to BEEP menu.

5.Press UP/DOWN (/) button to set the beep sound.

6. Press SET button again to complete your setting.

Note: The default setting is “On”.

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Power Save Settings

You may perform power save setting in any Mode dial.

()

1.Press Menu button.

2.Then press RIGHT button to SETUP MENU ().

3.

Press DOWN button (

) to POWER SAVE.

4.

Press SET button to POWER SAVE menu.

5.

Press UP/DOWN button for your new setting.

6. After your selection, press SET again to complete your setting.

Note: The default setting is “Off”.

1 minute: This camera will automatically turn off monitor screen if there is no operation after one minute (the LED is on in Green.) Performing any button will have the monitor screen to turn back on.

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Note:

After the above 1 minute power saving, if there is no more operation in another 1 minute, this camera will automatically power off. You have to push the POWER bottom in order to turn on the camera again.

3 minutes: This camera will automatically turn off monitor screen if there is no operation after three minutes (the LED is on in Green.) Performing any button will have the monitor screen to turn back on.

Note:

After the above 3 minute power saving, if there is no more operation in another 1 minute, this camera will automatically power off. You have to push the Power bottom in order to turn on the camera again.

Off: This camera will not perform the power saving function.

Quick View Setting

You can view the picture immediately on the LCD screen right after it is taken. You can perform Quick View Setting in any Mode dial.

()

1.Press MENU button.

2.Then press RIGHT button () to SETUP MENU.

3.

Press DOWN button (

)to QUICK VIEW.

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4. Press SET button to enter the QUICK VIEW selection.

5.

Use UP/DOWN button (

/

) to set ON/OFF of quick

 

view function.

 

 

6.

Press SET again to complete your setting.

TV Out Signal Set-Up

This camera can connect directly to a TV set. Please refer to Page 44 of “ Viewing images on a TV set.” It allows you to use the VT screen as your camera LCD screen when shooting or replaying images.

The Video outputsignal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to accommodate differient signal systems. The default setting will vary between regions. NTSC: U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan, Japan, etc.

PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), etc.

1.Press MENU button.

2.Then press RIGHT button () to SETUP MENU.

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3.

Press DOWN button (

) to TV Out.

4.

Press SET button to enter the TV Out selection.

Language Set-Up

Use this feature to select the language for the LCD screen.

You may perform the language setting in any Mode dial.

()

1.Press MENU button.

2.Then press RIGHT button () to SETUP MENU.

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3.Press DOWN button () to LANGUAGE.

4.Press SET button to enter the LANGUAGE selection.

5.Use UP/DOWN (/) button to set the language you need.

6.Press SET again to complete your setting.

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