Casio – EX-FH100 – User Manual

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Digital Camera
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
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User’s Guide2
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Unpacking
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-90)
Charger unit (BC-90L)
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Quick Start Guide
* The shape of the power cord
plug varies according to country
or geographic area.
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap
here.3
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.4
Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 14
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 19
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 33
Selecting the Exposure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 36
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 41
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 42
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 43
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 44
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
❚ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
❚ Using Normal-speed Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚ High Speed CS Shooting Using the Mechanical Shutter Only . . . . . .(F CS). . . 55
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Contents
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
❚❙ Recording Movies 59
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 64
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube) . . 66
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 68
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
. . . . . . . .(High Speed Night Scene/High Speed Night Scene and Portrait) . . 72
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake) . . 74
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure
and Underexposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed Lighting) . . 75
Configuring the Camera to Help You Better Time
Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction) . . 76
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion image) . . 78
❚ Basic Multi-motion image Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . .(High Speed Best Selection) . . 80
Shooting an Image in Accordance
with Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Move Out CS/Move In CS) . . 81
Using the Situation-specific CS Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Using the Situation-specific High Speed Movie Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
❚❙ Advanced Settings 89
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 91
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 91
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 94
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 95
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 96
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 98
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 98
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 99
❚ Changing the Continuous Shutter Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . 100
❚ Configuring the Continuous Shutter Image
Save Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Save CS Images). . 100
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . 101
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . 1016
Contents
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . 102
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . 102
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . 103
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . 103
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . 104
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . 105
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . 105
❚ Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(» Quality (Movie)). . 105
❚ Setting the High Speed Movie Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . (HS » Speed). . 106
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . 106
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . 106
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . 107
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . 107
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . 107
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . 107
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . 107
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 108
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 120
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 120
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 123
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 124
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 126
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 127
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 127
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 128
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 130
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 130
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 131
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 131
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 132
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print) . 132
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit) . 1327
Contents
❚❙ Printing 133
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 141
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 149
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them
on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 156
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 156
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 161
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 161
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 161
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Rotate) . 162
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 162
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 163
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 163
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 164
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 165
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 165
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 166
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 166
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 167
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 167
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 168
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 168
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . .(HDMI Output) . 169
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 1698
Contents
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 170
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 170
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 171
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . 171
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 171
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
❚❙ Appendix 173
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1
Mode dial (pages 25, 33)
2
Zoom controller
(pages 25, 46, 114)
3
Shutter button (page 25)
4
Flash (page 44)
5
Microphones (page 60)
6
Front lamp
(pages 94, 98)
7
Lens
8
Monitor screen
(pages 11, 171)
9
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 23)
bk
Õ (Continuous Shutter)
(page 49)
bl
Back lamp
(pages 23, 26, 44)
bm
[0] (Movie) button
(page 59)
bn
Movie mode switch
(page 59)
bo
Strap hole (page 2)
bp
Terminal cover
(pages 115, 117, 134,
144, 153)
bq
[USB/AV] port
(pages 115, 134, 144,
153)
br
[HDMI OUT] HDMI
output (Mini) (page 117)
bs
[MENU] button
(page 89)
bt
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 23, 28)
ck
[SET] button (page 35)
cl
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 29, 35, 44, 89,
171)
cm
[r] (REC) button
(pages 23, 25)
12346 5
7 cl cm ck bt
bq
bo bn blbm
bs
9bk 8
br
bp
Front Back10
. Charger Unit
co
cn
cp
Bottom
cn
Battery/memory card slots (pages 17, 21, 181, 182)
co
Speaker
cp
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
3
2 1
1
+7- Contacts
2
[CHARGE] Lamp
3
AC jack11
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
NOTE
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor screen indicates the area that is
recorded when shooting a movie. The area within the frame is recorded for a
movie.
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
Monitor Screen Contents
1
Focus mode (page 91)
2
Metering mode (page 106)
3
Continuous Shutter mode
(page 49)
4
Self-timer mode (page 94)
5
Image deterioration indicator
(page 47)
6
Exposure mode (page 33)
7
Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(pages 53, 83)
8
Number of recordable CS images
(pages 53, 83)
9
Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 36, 105)
bk
ISO sensitivity (page 41)
bl
White balance setting (page 42)
bm
Exposure compensation (page 43)
bn
Flash (page 44)
bo
Date/Time (page 46)
bp
Timestamp indicator (page 164)
bq
Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 59, 62)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 62)
br
Focus frame (pages 26, 96)
bs
Battery level indicator (page 18)
bt
Histogram (page 171)
ck
Focal distance (Converted to 35 mm film
format.) (page 47)
cl
Anti Shake (page 95)
cm
Face Detection (page 98)
bk
bl
bm
bn
2 456 1 789
bpbo bq bs
bt
cl
cm
ck
3
br12
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
1
Recording mode (page 59)
2
Audio recording disabled (page 62)
3
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 59)
4
Movie recording time (page 59)
5
Movie recording in progress (page 59)
6
Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 59, 62)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 62)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 128)
3
Snapshot image size (page 36)
4
Folder name/file name (page 158)
5
Snapshot image quality (page 105)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 41)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 165)
bk
Exposure compensation (page 43)
bl
Metering mode (page 106)
bm
White balance setting (page 126)
bn
Flash (page 44)
bo
Battery level indicator (page 18)
bp
Continuous Shutter mode (page 49)
bq
Histogram (page 171)
br
Exposure mode (page 33)
bs
Focal distance (Converted to 35 mm film
format.) (page 47)
4
3 12
6
5
24 13
5
6
7
8
bm bn bo bk bl
bq
bp
br
bs
913
. Movie Playback
. CS Image Viewing
1
No audio data available
2
File type
3
Protect indicator (page 128)
4
Folder name/file name (page 158)
5
Movie recording time (page 108)
6
Movie quality/speed (pages 59, 62, 62)
7
YouTube (page 66)
8
Date/time (page 165)
9
Battery level indicator (page 18)
1
Current image number/number of images in the
group (page 109)
2
CS group icon (page 109)
3
Playback guide (page 109)
4
CS speed (page 109)
1 34
5
6
7
8 9
2
12
4
314
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Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete them a countless number of times.
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.
Delete
Record15
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Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
High Speed CS/Prerecord CS
Now you can shoot up to 30 continuous high-
resolution images at the amazing speed of
40 images per second (maximum). Prerecord CS
pre-records images to ensure you are almost never
too late with the shutter button.
High Speed Movie
Movies can be recorded at up to 1000 frames per
second. This makes it possible to clearly view
phenomena that are invisible to the human eye, in
slow motion.
HD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality HD.
(1280×720 pixels 30 fps)
See page 51 for more information.
See page 62 for more information.
1280×720 pixels
See page 62 for more information.16
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Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Aligning the positive + and
negative – terminals of the battery
with those of the charger unit, load
the battery into the charger unit.
2. Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
About 200 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the charger.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charger problem, or
battery problem (page 180)
Off Charging complete
[CHARGE] lamp17
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-90L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-90).
Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger
can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in the
direction of the lens), hold the
stopper next to the battery in the
direction indicated by the arrow
as you slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in until
the stopper secures it in place.
To load the battery
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Front Back
Battery contacts18
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3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
battery, see page 181.
Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about one day with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
165).
• See page 201 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 44).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 166, 167).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 99).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ** *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red19
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 166). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the
camera.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then
press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4. Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, slide
the zoom controller.
5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
Zoom controller
[ON/OFF]20
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 194.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
• Use only SD cards that are compliant with the SD Card
Association specification.
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds, and even can make it
impossible to store High Quality movies correctly. Also, use of certain types of
memory cards slows down data transfer and increases the time it takes to record
movie data, which can result in movie frames being dropped. The Y indicator on the
monitor screen turns yellow to indicate that frames are being dropped. In order to
avoid problems such as these, use of an Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is
recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation
of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 166
– Date and time: Page 165
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards21
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1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the
camera and then open the battery
cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace
the memory card, see page 182.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 20) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
To load a memory card
Front Back
Front22
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
To format (initialize) a new memory card23
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To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p]
(PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode,
the lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends.
Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot extend
creates the risk of malfunction.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 166,
167) will turn off power automatically if you do not
perform any operation for a preset amount of time.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 167).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)24
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Your images will not come out
clearly if you move the camera
when you press the shutter
button. When pressing the
shutter button, be sure to hold
the camera as shown in the
illustration, and keep it still by
pressing your arms firmly
against your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still,
carefully press the shutter button
and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter
releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is especially important when
available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter speed.
NOTE
• Hold the camera securely in your left hand, with
your fingers around the grip on the right front of the
camera.
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not
cover any of the areas indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally dropping the
camera, attach the wrist strap and make sure it is
around your fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it for any other purpose.
• When the “Auto Rotate” setting is turned on, the camera will detect whether it is
being held vertically or horizontally when a snapshot image is shot. When you
display an image shot with the camera held vertically, the image is rotated
automatically 90 degrees when displayed on the monitor screen (page 162).
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens25
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IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not blocking or
are not too close to the flash. Fingers can cause unwanted
shadows when using the flash.
The following procedure describes how to shoot a single snapshot. For information
about shooting a series of shots (Continuous Shutter), see page 49.
1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
2. Set the mode dial to t (Auto).
3. Point the camera
at the subject.
• You can zoom the
image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
Auto icon
Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (page 194)
Shutter button
Mode dial
[r] (REC)
Monitor screen
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller26
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4. Half-press the shutter button to focus the image.
When focus is complete, the camera will beep, the back lamp will light green, and
the focus frame will turn green.
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
5. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for good-
looking images.
Focus frame Back lamp
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO sensitivity
Half-press
Press lightly
until the button
stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)27
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. If the image does not focus…
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Point the camera at the
subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame…
“Focus lock” (page 93) is a technique you can use when you want to shoot an image
in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording. Press [0] (Movie)
again to stop movie recording. See the following pages for
details.
Standard movie (STD movie): page 59
High-definition movie (HD movie): page 62
High speed movie (HS movie): page 62
[0] (Movie)28
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Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 108.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
109.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the
PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 12).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 171).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 114). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
[6] [6]
[4] [4]29
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If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need in order to free up
storage and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
110.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] ( ).
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
• If a CS group (page 109) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
Deleting Images
To delete a single file30
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1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [MENU].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” in step 5 and then press [SET].
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
To delete specific files
To delete all files31
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Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 105).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Other Precautions
• The slower the shutter speed, the greater the possibility that noticeable noise will
be generated in an image. Because of this, the camera automatically performs a
noise reduction at slow shutter speeds. The noise reduction process causes it to
take longer to record images at lower shutter speeds. The shutter speeds for which
noise reduction is performed depend on the camera setup and shooting conditions.
• A noise reduction process is performed when ISO sensitivity is set to a high value.
This can cause the camera to take relatively longer to be ready to shoot again after
you press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation while the image
recording operation is in progress.
• Due to the characteristics of the imaging element used by the camera, very fast
moving objects in an image may appear distorted.
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
B32
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• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist light to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 93) or Manual Focus (page
91).
Auto Focus Restrictions33
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Snapshot Tutorial
Your camera has a variety of different exposure
modes. Before recording an image, rotate the mode
dial to select the exposure mode that suits the type of
image you are trying to record.
Selecting the Exposure Mode
BEST SHOT
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and the camera sets
up automatically for beautiful images every time (page 68).
Auto
Use this setting for easy image recording. This is the mode you normally should
use (page 25).
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other settings
are adjusted accordingly.
1
Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel
option from the top (aperture).
3
Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other
settings are adjusted accordingly.
1
Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel
option from the top (shutter speed).
3
Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed setting.
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings.
1
Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel
option from the top (aperture).
3
Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
4
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel
option from the top (shutter speed).
5
Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed
setting.
Mode dial
b
t
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Shutter speed34
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IMPORTANT!
• The aperture and shutter speed setting control panels both
have two-level displays. The upper level value is for
snapshots, while the lower value is for movies.
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you want
when shooting an image that is very dark or very bright. If
this happens, use the M mode to adjust the aperture or
shutter speed manually.
•“S Image AS” (page 95) does not work in the S mode and
M mode. You can, however, turn on “A Camera AS”, if
you like.
• In the S mode, ISO sensitivity (page 41) always operates according to its “AUTO”
setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode.
• While A, S, or M is selected for the exposure mode, the flash will not fire if > (Auto
Flash) or ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode. If you want the
flash to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode. • The displayed ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or aperture value will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button if the image is overexposed or underexposed. Value for movies Value for snapshots35 Snapshot Tutorial 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change. This will select one of the control panel icons and display its settings.* 1 3. Use [4] and [6] to change the setting. 4. If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3. 5. After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET]. This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode. NOTE • You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed above (page 89). Using the Control Panel The control panel can be used to configure camera settings. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 1 Image size/Quality* 2 (pages 36, 105) 2 ISO sensitivity (page 41) 3 White balance (page 42) 4 EV shift (page 43) 5 Not displayed in this mode 6 Not displayed in this mode 7 Not displayed in this mode 8 Flash (page 44) 9 Date/Time (page 46) *1 Items displayed in the control panel depend on the recording mode. *2 Image quality cannot be changed using the control panel. [SET] [8] [2] [4] [6] 1 9 5 3 4 7 8 2 6 Control panel36 Snapshot Tutorial . Pixels A digital camera image is a collection of small dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are in an image, the more detail there will be. However, you generally can do with fewer pixels when printing an image (L size) through a print service, attaching an image to e-mail, when viewing the image on a computer, etc. . About image sizes The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels. Changing the Image Size (Size) 10M (3648x2736) size image = Approximately 10 million pixels * Unit: pixels VGA (640x480) size image = Approximately 300,000 pixels Pixel 3648* 2736* 640* 480*37 Snapshot Tutorial Image Size Selection Tips Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space. • For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be stored, see page 194. • For information about movie image size, see page 105. • For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 130. . To select the image size 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top control panel option (Image Size). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET]. Large Number of Pixels More detail, but takes up more memory. Best when you plan to print large-size prints (such as A3 size). Small Number of Pixels Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best when you want to send images by e-mail, etc.38 Snapshot Tutorial Image Size (Pixels) Suggested Print Size and Application Description RAW+ RAW+JPEG (Select when you want to process image data yourself.) Saves the image as both normal JPEG data and RAW image data. A 10M size image is stored for the JPEG data. RAW image data is unprocessed data output by the image sensor and is saved in DNG (digital negative) format. Though the image of such data is virtually undeteriorated, it cannot be viewed on the camera’s monitor screen or printed. After transferring RAW image data to your computer, you can use software that supports the general- purpose DNG format to process the image and convert it to image data that suits your particular needs. Since both RAW image data and JPEG data are saved by the camera, you can view the JPEG version on the camera’s monitor screen. 10M (3648x2736) Poster Print Good detail for better clarity even for images cropped (page 131) from the original 3:2 (3648x2432) Poster Print 16:9 (3648x2048) HDTV 9M (3456x2592) A3 Print Good detail 7M (3072x2304) A3 Print 4M (2304x1728) A4 Print 2M (1600x1200) 3.5" x 5" Print Best when preserving memory capacity is relatively more important than image quality. VGA (640 x 480) E Mail Image files are smaller, which is better when attaching images to e-mail. However, images are relatively coarser.39 Snapshot Tutorial • The initial factory default image size setting is 10M (10 million pixels). • Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the standard aspect ratio of print paper. • The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen. • You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi print resolution). • Available image sizes are limited for some functions as noted below. RAW+ This image size can be selected in the Single Shot mode only. This image size cannot be selected in the High Speed CS, Normal Speed CS, or F CS mode. 10M This image size cannot be selected in the High Speed CS mode or when using some BEST SHOT scenes*. Switching to the High Speed CS mode or selecting some BEST SHOT scenes* while “10M” is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “9M” automatically. 3:2, 16:9 These image sizes cannot be selected in the High Speed CS or F CS mode, or when using some BEST SHOT scenes*. If “RAW+” is selected in the Single Shot Mode Doing this Changes to this image size automatically Entering the Normal Speed CS mode 10M Entering the F CS mode 10M Entering the High Speed CS mode 9M If “3:2” or “16:9” is selected in another mode Doing this Changes to this image size automatically Entering the High Speed CS mode 9M Selecting some BEST SHOT scenes* 9M Entering the F CS mode 10M40 Snapshot Tutorial * Applicable BEST SHOT scenes: “Move In CS”, “Move Out CS”, “High Speed Anti Shake”, “High Speed Night Scene”, “High Speed Night Scene and Portrait”, “Multi-motion Image”, “High Speed Best Selection”, “Lag Correction”, “High Speed Lighting”, “Expression CS”, “Baby CS”, “Child CS”, “Pet CS”, “Sports CS” 9M This image size can be selected only in the High Speed CS mode or when using some BEST SHOT scenes*. Switching to another mode from the High Speed CS mode or selecting some BEST SHOT scenes* while “9M” is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “10M” automatically.41 Snapshot Tutorial ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the top (ISO Sensitivity). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • In the S (shutter speed priority) mode, ISO sensitivity always operates according to its “AUTO” setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode. • The current ISO sensitivity setting is used when shooting a movie in the M (manual exposure) mode. •“S Image AS” (page 95) can be used only when the ISO sensitivity setting is “AUTO”. • An ISO setting of ISO 400 or greater is not supported when the “Image Size” setting is “RAW+”. If the ISO setting is “ISO 400” or greater when you change the “Image Size” setting to “RAW+”, an ISO setting of “ISO 200” will be used for recording. • Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images. • Since higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images, the camera performs a noise filtering process. Because of this, it may take relatively longer for the camera to finish recording an image after it is shot. You will not be able to perform any key operation while image recording is in progress. Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO) AUTO Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions ISO 100 Lower sensitivity Higher sensitivity Slow shutter speed Fast shutter speed (Set for shooting in dimly lit areas.) Less noise Some coarseness (increased digital noise) ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 ISO 320042 Snapshot Tutorial You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the top (White Balance). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then press [SET]. Adjusting White Balance (White Balance) Auto WB Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically Daylight For shooting outdoors on a clear day Overcast For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade, etc. Shade For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings Day White Fluorescent For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting Daylight Fluorescent For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting Tungsten For shooting under light bulb lighting Manual WB For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light source. 1 Select “· Manual WB”. 2 Under the lighting conditions you plan to use when shooting, point the camera at a blank white piece of paper so it fills the entire monitor screen and then press the shutter button. 3 Press [SET]. The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the camera. ‡ ¤ ` “ † – « · Blank white paper43 Snapshot Tutorial • When “‡ Auto WB” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible. If this happens, select the white balance setting that matches your shooting conditions (Daylight, Overcast, etc.). You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it. • Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV • Unit: 1/3EV 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top (EV Shift). • When A or S is selected as the exposure mode, the EV Shift is the fifth control panel option from the top. 3. Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value. To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV value to 0.0. 4. Press [SET]. This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation value you set remains in effect until you change it or turn off the camera (which causes it to revert to “0.0”). NOTE • When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation. Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) [6]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best for light-colored subjects and backlit subjects. [4]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on a clear day. Exposure compensation value44 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [2] ( ) once. 2. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash setting you want and then press [SET]. 3. Press the shutter button to shoot. • For information about Flash Range, see page 199. Using Flash (Flash) Auto Flash Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure (amount of light and brightness) conditions. Flash Off Flash does not fire. Flash On Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or backlight (daylight synchro flash). Red Eye Reduction Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes. Flash [2] ( ) >
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< ¥ Back lamp Flashes red while the flash is charging to indicate that image recording is disabled. • You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until the lamp stops flashing red, which indicates that charging is complete. < indicates the flash will fire.45 Snapshot Tutorial NOTE • Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash. • The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too close. • Flash charging time (page 199) depends on operating c

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