Vivitar ViviCam 7022 User Manual

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ViviCam 7022 Digital Camera

User Manual

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Contents

 

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

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What‟s Included............................................................................................................................

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Parts of the Camera .....................................................................................................................

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Initial Camera Setup.....................................................................................................................

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Main Camera Modes ....................................................................................................................

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Camera Technical Specifications..................................................................................................

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Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS .....................................................................

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Computer System Requirements – MAC OS ...............................................................................

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Using Your Digital Camera .........................................................................................................

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Changing Camera Mode ............................................................................................................

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Navigating the Menus..................................................................................................................

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Photo Capture Mode ..................................................................................................................

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Photo Playback Mode ................................................................................................................

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Video Capture Mode ..................................................................................................................

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Video Playback Mode.................................................................................................................

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

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Connecting the Camera to the Computer...................................................................................

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Getting Photos and Videos from your Camera to Your Computer ..............................................

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Get started!.................................................................................................................................

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Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Windows)............................

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Transfer media from my camera to my computer manually (Using Macintosh)..........................

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Camera Maintenance .................................................................................................................

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

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Technical Support.......................................................................................................................

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

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this camera. Everything you need to take quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera.

Vivitar makes capturing those special moments as easy as possible.

Note: Your camera needs an SD Memory card (up to 32GB) for normal use. SD Memory cards are not included and need to be purchased separately.

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

What’s Included

1.Digital Camera

2.USB cable

3.Vivitar Experience Image Manager software Installation CD

4.Wrist Strap

Note: SD Memory Card not included

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Parts of the Camera

1.Power button

2.Shutter button

3.LCD Screen

4.LED

5.Zoom Out

6.Zoom In

7.Mode button

8.SET button

9.Scene / Left Button

10.Flash / Up / Slideshow

11.Delete / Right Button

12.ViviLink / Down Button

13.Microphone

14.Flash Light

15.USB Slot

16.Tripod Socket

17.Digital Lens

18.Battery Compartment

19.Memory Card Slot

20.Macro button

21.Wrist Strap connector

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Initial Camera Setup

Installing the Batteries

 

Installing Memory Card

 

 

 

SD Memory card (up to 32GB)

needed for normal use

Turning On the Camera

 

Using the Camera

 

 

 

Selecting the modes

Accessing the menu

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When powering the camera ON for the first time the camera will take you through the initial

camera setup.

Powering the Camera ON

1)Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera.

Use 3x AAA (1.5v) batteries. Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use.

2)Make sure an SD card has been properly inserted into your camera (until a click sound is heard).

Note: After the camera is powered on, an SD icon will appear on the LCD display.

If you do not see the SD icon on the display, please check if the card was inserted properly.

3)Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.

Setting the Camera Language

1)You will first be prompted to select a language for the camera. The Language selection menu will appear. Select the language of your choice and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

2)After selecting a language, you will be asked if you would like to continue with the initial camera setup. A message will appear: “Continue with Camera Setup?” Select “Yes” to continue or “No” to exit the setup.

Note: If you select “No” and decide to leave the camera setup, the camera will be set to its default settings. These settings can be adjusted at any time manually through the menus in the camera.

Setting the Date and Time

The next step in the initial camera setup is to set the date and time on the camera.

Set the Date and Time as Desired and press the SET button to confirm the selection and move to the next part of the camera setup.

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Setting the ViviLink Default Option

Once the Date and Time have been set, you will be asked to set the default ViviLink destination for photos and videos taken with your camera.

The ViviLink technology allows you to quickly and easily upload your camera‟s photos and videos to the social networks of your choice with the accompanying software application.

1)First you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Photos. Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

2)Next you will be asked to choose the default ViviLink social network for Videos. Highlight the desired default social network and press the SET button to confirm the selection.

3)After the ViviLink Video option is confirmed the camera is now ready to use.

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Main Camera Modes

Your camera has different modes for the various camera functions.

You can switch modes by pressing the MODE button on your camera after the camera has been powered ON.

Photo Capture Mode

Use this mode to capture pictures with your camera.

This is the default mode when the camera is powered ON.

To take a picture, aim your camera as desired and press the “Shutter” button.

The picture will be automatically saved to your camera‟s memory card.

To access the various menus for the Photo Capture mode, press the SET button while in the Photo Capture mode.

Video Capture Mode

Use this mode to capture videos with your digital camera.

After turning on your camera, press the MODE button once to open the Video Capture mode. To take a video, aim your camera as desired and press the “Shutter” button to start the record. A red record indicator will appear on the LCD screen while record is in progress.

To stop the record, press the “Shutter” button again. The video will be automatically saved to your camera‟s memory card.

To access the various menus for the Video Capture mode, press the SET button while in the Video Capture mode.

Playback Mode (Photos & Videos)

Use this mode to view and manage the photos and videos on your camera.

After turning on your camera, press the MODE button twice to open the Playback mode for photos and videos. You can scroll through the photos and videos that you‟ve previously taken to view, edit or delete them as desired.

To access the various menus for the Playback mode for photos and videos, press the SET button while in the Playback mode.

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Camera Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

CMOS Sensor

 

 

 

(7M) 3072X2304 pixels, (7M HD) 3648X2048 pixels,

 

(5M) 2592x1944 pixels, (3M) 2048x1536 pixels,

Image Resolution

 

 

(2M) 1600x1200 pixels, (2M HD) 1920x1080 pixels and

 

(VGA) 640x480 pixels

 

 

Video Resolution

640X480 pixels (30 fps), 320X240 pixels (30 fps)

 

 

File Format

JPEG/AVI

 

 

Internal Memory

1 Test Photo Use Only

 

 

External Memory

SD Card (up to 32GB)

 

 

LCD Display

1.8 Inch TFT

 

 

Lens

f=5.1mm F2.8

 

 

Zoom

4X Digital Zoom

 

 

Exposure

-3.0EV~ +3.0EV

 

 

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent , Fluorescent

 

 

ISO

Auto / 100 / 200 / 400

 

 

Scene

Auto / Scenery / Portrait / Night Scenery / Night Portrait / High

 

 

Sensitivity / Sport / Beach / Party

 

 

Flash

Auto/Force/Red Eye/Off

 

 

Self-Timer

2, 5 or 10 second delay

 

 

Anti-Shake

Yes

 

 

Print Photos

Yes

 

 

Face Detect

Yes

 

 

Smile Capture

Yes

 

 

Interface

USB 2.0

 

 

System Requirements

Windows XP and above / Mac OSX 10.5 and above

 

 

Battery

3 * AAA (1.5V) batteries

 

 

Working Temperature

0~40

 

 

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Computer System Requirements – WINDOWS OS

To be able to download photos and videos to your PC, you will need the following minimum

configuration:

Pentium 4 processor or above with Windows XP service pack 2, Windows Vista or Windows 7

512 MB RAM, with 100MB of free disk space

1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution

16-bitcolor or higher display adaptor

CD-ROMDrive

QuickTime 6 or higher

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher

Windows Media Player 10 or higher

Internet connection required

Computer System Requirements – MAC OS

Macintosh with Intel processor running Mac OS X v10.5 or later

256 MB RAM, 100 MB free disk space

Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolutionmonitor

QuickTime 6 or higher

Internet connection required

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Using Your Digital Camera

Make sure the batteries have been inserted properly into your digital camera. If your camera comes with a rechargeable lithium battery, make sure it is fully charged before the first use.

Powering the camera ON

Press the Power button to turn your camera ON. The camera will be in Photo Capture mode

to start.

Powering the camera OFF

While the camera is on, you can press the Power button again at any point to turn your

camera OFF. You will see a “Goodbye” splash screen and then the camera will power off completely.

Note: Your digital camera also has an Auto Power Off feature that will automatically turn off your camera after a specific period of time that your camera is left idle. The Auto Power Off settings can be set from the Auto Power Off settings menu.

Changing Camera Mode

Your camera has three main modes:

1)Photo Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture photos with your camera.

2)Video Capture Mode - Use this mode to capture videos with your camera.

3)Playback Mode (for photos and videos) - Use this mode to view the photos and videos you have already taken with your camera.

When the camera is first powered ON, the Photo Capture Mode will be active. The icons that appear on the LCD screen are the best default settings so that you can begin to capture and enjoy clear quality photos.

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To change the active camera mode, make sure the camera is powered ON and press the MODE button on the back of the camera.

When in Photo Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

When in Video Capture Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

When in Playback Mode, this icon will display on the top-leftcorner of the LCD display

Navigating the Menus

Each camera mode has a set of menus specific to that mode.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll between the various menus for the current mode.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to highlight the desired menu selection.

4)Press the SET button to confirm and select the highlighted menu option.

5)If the selection can be remembered by the camera, aselection icon will appear to the right of the selected menu option. Changes made to these options will remain as is until you decide to change them again at a later time.

6)Some menu options are single-usefunctions that are not remembered by the camera and do not display this icon when selected.

7)At any time you can press the MODE button to exit the menus and return to the previous screen.

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Photo Capture Mode

The Photo Capture mode allows you to capture pictures with your digital camera.

Taking a Picture

1)While in Photo Capture mode, use the LCD display on the back of the camera to direct the camera at the scene you would like to capture.

2)

Click the T/Zoom In and W/Zoom Out buttons to zoom in/out if desired.

 

Note: The actual shape of these buttons may vary per camera model.

3)Click the Shutter button on the top of the camera to take the picture.

4)The picture will automatically be saved to the memory or SD card.

Photo Capture Mode Quick Function Buttons

Your digital camera has a four-directionalpad that functions as Quick Function buttons:

Button

Icon appearing and Action

 

 

Left

Scene Selection - Opens the Scene menu

 

 

Up

Flash Options - Toggles the Flash options appearing on the LCD

 

 

 

Right

Delete Last Photo – Allows you to delete the last photo taken

 

 

Down

ViviLink – Opens the ViviLink menu

 

 

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Hide/Show the LCD Icons

The display of the icons on the LCD screen can be hidden or visible as desired.

1)Hold the MODE button for 2 seconds to hide the display of the icons on the screen.

2)Press the MODE button again to redisplay the icons on the screen.

Flash Options

There are several Flash options available on your camera. The options appear on the Photo Capture Mode LCD screen in the sequence.

To change the Flash mode, press the Up Quick Function button until you arrive at your desired settings.

Note: Make sure Macro mode is turned off when using Flash.

Flash Type

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No flash will appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this when you do not want to activate Flash.

Forced Off (Default)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

When you want the camera to determine if Flash is needed, select

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Flash

Auto Flash.

 

The flash will automatically turn on according to the lighting conditions.

Note: An initial flash appears to test your lighting conditions. If flash is needed, a second flash will appear upon taking the photo.

 

The flash is enabled for each photo.

Forced On

Note: If you use this option in a well lit environment, your photo

 

 

may be appear too bright/light (overexposed).

 

 

 

Eliminates the red-eyeeffect in a photo caused by flash.

Red Eye

 

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Macro Switch /

Your camera contains a Macro Switch that allows you to manually enable or disable the Macro mode on your camera. While using the Macro mode, you can capture images at close range (30 ~ 45 cm). To turn the Macro mode ON, slide the Macro Switch up on the side of your camera to the flower icon. When enabled, the Macro mode will allow your camera to focus on an object that is close to the camera. The iconwill appear on the LCD and indicates that the Macro mode is on.

To turn Macro mode OFF, slide the Macro Switch down on the side of the camera to the mountain icon. The iconwill appear on the LCD. When Macro mode is off, images can be captured from 1.5m - infinity.

Note:

Using Flash, Face Detect, and Smile Capture:

The Macro mode must be turned OFF when you want to use the following features of your camera: Flash, Face Detect and Smile Capture.

Slide the Macro Switch to the mountain iconto turn Macro mode OFF. Theicon will appear on the LCD display.

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Photo Capture Mode Menus

The following are the menus that appear in your camera‟s Photo Capture Mode:

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Scene Menu

The Scene Menu allows you to choose scene settings that allow your camera to adapt properly to

your current environment.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Image Resolution Menu

The Image Resolution menu allows you to choose the desired size of the images taken by your camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher resolution will also take up more of your camera‟s memory.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

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Image Quality Menu

The Image Quality menu allows you to select the desired quality level of the images taken by your camera. Keep in mind that images with a higher image quality level will also take up more memory on your camera.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Self-TimerMenu

The Self-Timermenu allows you to set a delay between the time that the camera‟s shutter button is pressed and the actual capture of the picture.

This is an optimal feature if you don‟t just want to take the picture but would also like to be in the picture yourself. Just set the desired self-timerdelay, press the shutter button on your camera and position yourself in front of the camera as desired.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

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8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Anti-ShakeMenu

The Anti-Shakefeature reduces image distortion that can be caused by movement of the camera

while capturing the image.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Face Detect Menu

The Face Detect feature when set to „On‟ allows the camera to use a subject‟s face as the basis for balancing the other colors and focus in the camera‟s display. This feature is meant to ensure that the color and focus of your pictures will be consistently sharp and high-quality.

Note: To properly use the Face Detect option, please ensure the following:

Macro mode off - Face Detect will not work if the camera is in Macro mode. Push the Macro

Switch on the side of the camera for the mountain icon to appear on the LCD.

Anti-Shake - Ensure that theAnti-Shakeoption is set to „On‟. TheAnti-Shakeoption is „On‟ by default when you start using your camera and assists you in properly focusing the image.

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Distance from the camera – The subject‟s face must be no further than 8 to 9 feet (3.5 meters) from the camera and the face must cover at least 20% (1 / 5th) of the picture as „seen‟ on the LCD screen.

Facing the camera - The face of the subject(s) you are photographing must be facing the camera and must hold the pose for at least 4 to 5 seconds until the green square(s) appears around the subject`s face.

Face Detect will not work with a side shot of the subject`s head.

1)Press the SET button to open the menus for the current mode.

2)Press the LEFT orRIGHT direction control buttons to scroll and select the chosen menu.

3)Press the UP orDOWN direction control buttons to scroll through the menu options.

4)Press the SET button to select the desired option.

5)A selected option icon will appear on the selected item.

6)Press the LEFT orRIGHT button to select the next menu item.

7)Press the MODE button to exit the menu and return to your previous mode.

8)An icon reflecting your selection will display on the LCD screen.

9)Remember that this setting will be saved by your camera until you manually change the setting or restore the camera‟s default factory settings.

Smile Capture Menu

The Smile Capture feature when set to „On‟ allows the camera to automatically take a picture when it detects that a subject in the picture is smiling.

Note: To properly use the Smile Capture feature, please ensure the following:

Macro mode off – Smile Capture will not work if the camera is in Macro mode. Push the

Macro Switch on the side of the camera for the mountain icon to appear on the LCD.

Anti-Shake - Ensure that theAnti-Shakeoption is set to „On‟. TheAnti-Shakeoption is „On‟ by default when you start using your camera and assists you in properly focusing the image.

Distance from the camera – The subject‟s face must cover a majority of the picture as „seen‟ on the LCD screen.

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