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ViviCam 5018 Digital Camera

Owner Manual

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© 2009 Sakar International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

 

Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................

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Key Features...................................................................................................................................................

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What your camera includes .............................................................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements for Windows XP ...........................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista........................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements for Macintosh...............................................................................................

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A Quick Look at Your Camera..........................................................................................................................

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Preparing Your Camera for Use.......................................................................................................................

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Installing SD Memory Card..............................................................................................................................

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Starting Your Camera ......................................................................................................................................

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Camera Mode .................................................................................................................................................

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Taking photos ..................................................................................................................................................

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

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Playback Mode..............................................................................................................................................

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Installing PhoTags Express Software.............................................................................................................

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Everything you need to get the most from your photos ..................................................................................

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Download photos and videos to your PC .......................................................................................................

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Viewing Videos..............................................................................................................................................

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Transferring photos and videos to your PC manually.....................................................................................

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Transferring photos and videos to your MAC manually ..................................................................................

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Maintenance of Your Digital Camera .............................................................................................................

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Sakar Warranty Card.....................................................................................................................................

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Appendix A: Specifications ............................................................................................................................

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Appendix B: Troubleshooting.........................................................................................................................

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the ViviCam5018 5.1 Mega-PixelDigital Camera. Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera.

Your digital camera can also be used as a removable disk. It enriches your life.

Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital camera.

Key Features

Digital Image Resolution5M, 3M, 2M, VGA.

SD RAM 8MB.

Support s SD/MMC memory card (not included) up to 8GB.

1.8 inch TFT Color LCD

PhoTags Express software for managing and enhancing your photos, add captions, send E-mail,printing and much more.

What your camera includes

Digital Camera

PhoTags Express software Installation CD

USB cable

User’s manual

Strap

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Computer System Requirements for Windows XP

To be able to download photos to your PC, you will need the following minimum configuration:

Pentium III process or above with Windows XP

128 MB RAM, with 150MB of free disk space

Available USB interface

CD-ROMDrive

1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution

16-bitcolor or higher display adaptor

Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista

To be able to download photos to your PC your will need the following minimum configuration:

Windows Vista

800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory

20GB hard driver with at least 15GB of available space

Support for Super VGA graphics

Available USB Interface

CD-ROMdrive

Computer System Requirements for Macintosh

Power Macintosh G3 500 MHz or higher

Mac OS X version 10.2.6 or later

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128 MB or more available system RAM (256 MB recommended), 150 MB free disk space

800 x 600 or higher-resolutionmonitor displaying millions of colors

A Quick Look at Your Camera

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Preparing Your Camera for Use

Battery Installation

Your camera requires 2 AAA batteries. To insert the batteries into the camera:

1.Slide and open the battery compartment at the bottom of the camera.

2.Please make sure that the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity facing up.

3.Close the battery door.

When the “No Power” is displayed on the LCD, this indicates that your camera has an insufficient battery power level and will be automatically powered off. You need to download the sample photos and videos to your PC. If there is no SD card inserted before it powers off the photos and videos will be lost.

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Note:

1.If you don’t intend to use your camera for an extended period of time, please remove the batteries to avoid battery leakage and corrosion.

2.Please don’t remove the batteries or power off your camera before downloading the test photos or videos when you have not inserted an SD card. The test images will be lost forever if they are not downloaded before the camera is shut down or powered off.

3.Do not mix old and new batteries.

4.We recommend you use Alkaline batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc),or rechargeable(nickel-cadmiummetal hydride) batteries.

5.In order to conserve battery power if the camera is tuned on but not in use for 60s it will automatically shut off.

Installing SD Memory Card

Your camera has a memory card slot that enables you to insert any “SD” compatible memory card. Adding a memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your camera before you have to transfer photos and videos to your PC. Install the SD memory card as below:

1.Locate the Memory Card slot.

2.Insert the Memory card into the slot in the correct direction. (see the sketch below)

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3.Push the card in until you feel it “click” into position. The top of the card should be flushed with the surface of the camera. An icon will appear on the LCD screen after you turn on your camera.

4.Once the external memory card is inserted into the camera all the images taken with the camera will be stored on the card.

Note:

1.An external memory card is required for normal use. Your camera supports any compatible SD memory card (up to 8GB).

2.“Card inserted, change to card” will appear on the LCD screen when you insert the card indicating that photos and videos will now be stored on the SD memory card. Reversely, “Card removed, change to internal memory” will appear on the LCD screen when you remove the card.

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3.If there are photos and videos in the internal memory when you insert the card into your camera, “copy SDRAM file to your card, please wait…” will appear on the screen. The media will now be copied to your card.

4.When you take out the SD memory card, “Card removed, change to Internal RAM” will appear on the LCD screen. With no card in the camera you will now only be able to take one test photo or 10 seconds of video.

Starting Your Camera

Press and hold the Power button to turn on your camera. The LCD screen will light up indicating that your camera is on and ready for use.

To power off your camera, press and hold the Power button again for about 3 seconds.

Camera Mode

1.Press the Menu button.

2.Press the Up/Down button and select Mode.

3.Press the Shutter button.

4.Press the Up/Down button and select SINGLE

5.Press the Shutter button again to confirm. You are now in default camera mode.

Taking photos

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Power on your camera, the default mode is Camera mode.

1.Hold the camera steady and compose your object as appears in the LCD screen.

2.Press the Shutter button and wait a moment for the photo to be is taken.

Note: When the internal memory is full, the LCD screen will display “Memory Full! Insert a SD Memory Card to Transfer and Take More Photos!” If you attempt to take photos or videos when the camera’s internal memory is full, the camera will beep continuously. Please download the test images to your computer as soon as possible or insert an SD memory card in order to take more images!

Flash

Your camera has a built in flash function which enables you to take photos when the light condition is not good.

1.Press the Up button.

2.The icon will appear on the LCD indicating that the auto flash is turned on.

3.Press the Up button again.

4.The iconwill appear on the LCD indicating that the red eye reduction function has been activated.

5.Press the Up button once more until you see the icon appear on the LCD screen. This indicates that the flash is forced on.

6.To turn off the flash function, press the Up button again until the icon is displayed on the LCD.

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Note: A “Low Power” message will appear on the LCD screen, if you select the flash function when the battery power is insufficient. To continue using the camera with the flash, please install new batteries.

Digital Zoom function

You can magnify your subject using the digital zoom. Use the T andW buttons to adjust the zoom.

1.Press the T button to zoom in on your subject.

2.Press the W button to zoom back out.

Anti-shakefunction

Your Digital Camera has a function that prevents photos coming out blurry as a result of trembling or shaking while the photo is being taken. This function allows you to take good quality photos without the use of a tripod. To set this function:

1.Press the Menu button.

2.Press the Up/Down button and select the Anti-shakeoption.

3.Press the Shutter button.

4.Use the Up/Down button to select either:

“Yes” to turn the anti-shakeon.

“No” to leave or turn the anti-shakeoff.

5.Press the Shutter button to confirm.

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Change Image Resolution

Please insert a SD memory card first for image resolution changing.

1.Press the Menu button.

2.Press the Up/Down button to select the RESOLUTION option.

3.Press the Shutter button.

4.Press the Up/Down button to select one of the following resolutions 5M/3M/2M/VGA.

5.Press the Shutter button again to confirm your selection.

6.The corresponding icon will appear on the LCD screen.

Note:

1.Different image resolutions will affect the photo quality. High resolution photos will be of better picture quality and therefore will take up more camera memory capacity than lower resolution photos.

2.In order to change the image resolution setting to take high resolution photos, an SD memory card needs to be inserted.

Self Timer

You can include yourself in a photo by using the Self Timer feature to delay the time between your pressing the shutter and when the photo is actually taken. It is recommended that you use a tripod when you use the self-timer.

1.Press the Menu button.

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2.Press the Up/Down button and select MODE.

3.Press the Shutter button.

4.Press the Up/Down button and select SELF.

5.Press the Shutter button again to confirm. An icon will appear on the top left corner of the LCD.

6.Press the Shutter button to begin taking the photo. Your camera will emit beeps and after a count-downof 10 seconds the photo will be taken.

Video Mode

The Video Mode allows you to shoot high quality movies. In order to use this mode an SD card needs to be

inserted into the camera to expand the camera’s capacity.

1.Insert a compatible SD memory card.

2.Power on your camera.

3.Press the Menu button.

4.Press the Up/Down button to select MODE.

5.Press the Shutter button.

6.Press the Up/Down button again to select the AVI option.

7.Press the Shutter button again to confirm. An icon will show on the upper left corner of the LCD.

8.Press the Shutter button to start shooting the video. The elapsed time will appear on the bottom right of the LCD. For the duration of the recording the LED indicator light will continue to flicker.

9.Press the Shutter button to stop the recording. The video will be saved as an AVI file on the memory card.

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Note:

1.“Insert an SD Memory Card” will appear on the LCD screen when you press the shutter button where no SD memory was previously inserted.

2.You can playback the AVI file by using Quick Time or Windows Media Player once it has been downloaded to your computer.

Playback Mode

You can preview your photos in this mode.

1.Power on your camera.

2.Press the Down button to enter the Playback Mode.

3.An icon will appear on the upper left corner of the LCD. Press the Shutter button to exit to the standby mode.

Note: “NO FILE” will appear on the LCD when there is no photos/videos in your camera. You can press the Shutter button to exit to the camera mode.

Preview photos

Press the Up/Down button to select and view your photos and videos. “JPG” will appear on the LCD if you selected a photo. “AVI” will appear on the LCD when you select an AVI file.

Playback AVI files

1.Select an AVI file in your SD memory card by pressing the Up/Down button.

2.Press the Menu button.

3.Press the Up/Down button to select the Play option.

4.Press the Shutter button to start playing.

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5.Press the Shutter button again to stop playing.

Delete photo and/or videos

You may delete images directly from the memory card on your camera. The images can only be deleted while in the playback mode.

1.In playback mode, press the Menu button.

2.Press the Up/Down button to select one of the following options: “Delete One” in order to delete the current file selected. “Delete All” to delete all the files in your camera.

3.Press the Shutter button.

4.Press the Up/Down button to select either “Yes” or “No”.

5.Press the Shutter button again to confirm your choice. If you choose “Yes” the currect file is deleted forever. This action is irreversible.

Print your photos

Your camera supports a printing function that allows you to print photos in any time directly from the camera’s memory to a connected printer.

1.In the playback mode press the Up/Down button to select a photo you want to print out.

2.Press the Menu button.

3.Press the Up/Down button to select the Printer option.

4.Press the Shutter button. A “Please connect your DSC to printer” message will appear on the LCD.

5.Connect your camera to any compatible printer to continue with the printing. Please follow all instructions

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that appear on the screen.

Format

This function will delete all of the files in your camera’s memory (internal memory or SD memory card, depending on the device selection). Please be certain that you wish to use this function:

1.Press the Menu button.

2.Press the Up/Down button to select the Format option.

3.Press the Menu button.

4.Press the Up/Down button to select either “Yes” or “No”.

5.Press the Shutter button again to confirm your selection.

6.A “Format OK” message will appear on the LCD once the format has completed.

Installing PhoTags Express Software

NOTE: Before attempting to install the software, make sure that you do not have the camera’s USB cable attached to your computer. This will affect the install process and can cause a failed installation of the camera software and drivers.

In order to install the Software and drivers to download and edit the photos and videos captured using this camera, you need to install the CD installation disk.

Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROMdrive. The installation screen should automatically open.

Warning: DO NOT PLUG YOUR CAMERA INTO THE USB PORT UNTIL THE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INSTALLED.

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1.On the “Install your camera software” screen, select your camera model from the drop down list and click the “Install” button to install the PhoTags Express software.

For more installation information click the “Read Me First!” button.

2.On the “PhoTags Express" screen, click the “Next” button.

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3.Please review the license terms and click the “I Agree” button to continue.

4.Let the “PhoTags Express” installer create the folder where the program will be installed to, and then click “Install”.

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5.Please wait while the application is being installed on your computer.

6.Once the application has been installed on your computer, click the “Finish” button to let the “PhoTags Express” installer finish the installation program.

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If you selected the option for the application to start after pressing the Finish button, the application will

automatically launch.

If not, then in order to open the application you need to double click on the Photags Express icon on the

desktop.

7.The Welcome to Photags Express Product Registration screen will open. This screen will appear each time you open the application until you register. To register your product please click the

“Register Online” button and fill out the online registration form (This requires an internet connection).

Note: In order to complete the installation process you are required to register. Registering your product entitles you to discounts on upgrades as well as Free Customer Support.

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