Casio – EX-FH20 – User Manual

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Digital Camera
K1160PCM1DMX
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
Alkaline batteries
(4 AA-size batteries)
Strap
Lens cap/cap holder USB cable AV cable
CD-ROM Basic Reference3
• 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.
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profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of 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 used for the monitor screen and viewfinder employs high-
precision technology that provides a pixel yield 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
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 9
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
To load the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
❚ Specifying the Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . 15
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 27
Selecting a Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Selecting the Exposure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 31
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 35
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 38
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 38
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 40
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Metering) . . 41
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 41
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
❚ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 46
Locking the Auto Exposure and Auto Focus Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
❚ Specifying the [AEL] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
B5
Contents
❚ Using Flash Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Using High-speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚❙ Recording Movies 56
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recording a High-speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 61
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (YouTube) . . 62
Turning Optical Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Optical Zoom) . . 63
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 64
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene . . . . . (High Speed Night Scene) . . 67
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake) . . 68
Shooting with Digital Panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Digital Panning) . . 69
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion image) . . 69
❚ Basic Multi-motion image Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Shooting an Image in Accordance with
Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Move Out CS/Move In CS) . . 71
❚❙ Advanced Settings 76
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 78
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 78
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 79
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and
Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 79
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 80
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 81
❚ Specifying the [AEL] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AE/AF Lock). . . 82
❚ Configuring the Continuous Shutter Image
Save Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Save CS Images). . . 82
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 82
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 83
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 83
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 83
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 84
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 84
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 85
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . . 85
B6
Contents
❚ Reducing Underexposure and Overexposure . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Range). . . 85
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 86
❚ Turning On Flash Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Assist). . . 86
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 86
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 87
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 87
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 87
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 88
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 95
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 95
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . . 96
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . . 97
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 99
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 100
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 100
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 101
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 102
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 102
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 103
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 103
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 104
Copying a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Select Frame) . 104
❚❙ Printing 105
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 111
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
B7
Contents
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 118
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them
on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 122
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 126
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 126
Adjusting Viewfinder Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EVF Brightness) . 126
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 127
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 127
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 128
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 129
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 129
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 130
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 130
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 131
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 131
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 132
Controlling Monitor Screen Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (LCD Priority) . 132
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 133
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System (Video Out) . 133
Specifying the Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Battery Type) . 134
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 134
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 135
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 135
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 136
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . 136
Selecting Monitor Screen and Viewfinder Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 137
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
❚❙ Appendix 139
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
❚ To replace the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
B8
Contents
❚ Using Household Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Number of Snapshots and Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
B9
Quick Start Basics
Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
Delete
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Play
Record
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.10
Quick Start Basics
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
See page 59 for more information.
See page 59 for more information.
See page 50 for more information.
HD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality HD.
(1280×720 pixels 30 fps)
High-speed Continuous Shutter
Prerecord (Still image)
Now you can shoot continuous high-resolution
images at the amazing speed of 40 images per
second. Prerecord (Still image) pre-records images
to ensure you are almost never too late with the
shutter button.
High-speed Movies
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.11
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Be sure to attach the lens cap and strap to the camera before using it.
. Attaching the Lens Cap
Always keep the lens cap on the
lens whenever you are not using
the camera. Always leave the lens
cap on the lens when the camera is
turned off and the lens is retracted.
• Attach the lens cap holder to the
strap or the strap ring. This
protects against accidental loss
of the lens cap.
• Never turn on camera power with
the lens cap affixed to the lens.
. Attaching the strap
• Attach either end of the strap to the two strap rings on
the sides of the camera as shown in the illustration.
• After you are finished pull on the strap to test it and to
make sure it does not come loose.
Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap
Cap holder
Large loop
Small loop
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Use one of the following battery types.
• Four AA-size alkaline batteries: LR6
Recommended
– Panasonic LR6 (Panasonic Corporation)
– DURACELL ULTRA (MX1500) (DURACELL,div of P&G Inc.)
• Four AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries: HR6
Recommended
– SANYO eneloop (SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.)
– DURACELL RECHARGEABLE (DURACELL,div of P&G Inc.)
– ENERGIZER RECHARGEABLE (Energizer Holdings,Inc.)
* Proper operation cannot be guaranteed if you use any other type of battery other than
that noted above.
IMPORTANT!
• When being powered by AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), the camera may not
operate at all at temperatures of 5°C (41°F) or lower.
• When charging rechargeable batteries, use only the charger specified for each
battery type.
• Do not use manganese batteries to power this camera. Use only the specified
types of AA-size batteries.
1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the lock in the direction indicated by the arrow
and the battery cover will open.
2. Load the batteries.
Be sure to keep all four batteries together as a set at
all times, for both charging and powering the camera.
Mixing batteries from different sets can shorten
overall battery life and cause malfunction of the
camera.
To load the batteries
Lock
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3. Close the battery cover.
• For information about how to replace the batteries,
see page 146.
IMPORTANT!
• Before using the camera, you must specify the type of battery type (alkaline,
Ni-MH) you are using. Specifying the wrong battery type setting will shorten the life
of the batteries you are using. Make sure you specify the battery type setting
correctly (page 15) whenever you change from one battery type to another.
About rechargeable batteries
Use only the rechargeable Ni-MH batteries that are specifically recommended for this
camera. Proper camera operation is not guaranteed when other rechargeable
batteries are used.
IMPORTANT!
• Batteries cannot be charged while they are loaded in the camera.14
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
The flash will take longer than normal to charge if it is being used when the battery
level indicator is showing or while “Alkaline” is selected for the “Battery
Type” setting (page 15).
indicates that the flash is disabled. Replace batteries as soon as possible.
• 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 batteries
are dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. You will have to
re-configure the settings after power is restored.
• See page 174 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
• Certain camera operating conditions and battery can cause the battery level
indicator to indicate the battery level incorrectly. In this case, the camera may
suddenly shut down without retracting the lens. If this happens, replace or charge
the batteries and configure the correct “Battery Type” setting.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 35).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 131, 131).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 81).
• Turn off the LCD monitor screen and use the viewfinder (page 136).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ***
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red15
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Your camera is designed to optimize its operation in accordance with the type of
batteries you are using to power it. Specifying the wrong battery type, can cause
power to turn off without retracting the lens and incorrect indication of remaining
battery power. Proper operation of the camera is not guaranteed when the wrong
battery type is specified.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Battery Type” and then press [6].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select the type of battery you are using, and then
press [SET].
The first time you load batteries 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.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
Specifying the Battery Type
Alkaline AA-size alkaline (LR6)
Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) (HR6)
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On
the Camera
= 4 ? = 8 ? = 2 ? = 6 ? [SET]
[ON/OFF]
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2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the language you want and then
press [SET].
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the area
where you will be using the camera and then
press [SET].
The selected area is highlighted in red.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the city where you will
be using the camera and then press [SET].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select the summer time (DST) setting you want and
then press [SET].
6. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
7. 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, press [BS].
8. Press [SET].
• If you make a mistake, you can change the settings later (pages 129, 130).
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.17
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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 168.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
– MMC (MultiMediaCard)
– MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
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 “0 REC” 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.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera and then
open the memory card slot cover.
Pressing the memory card slot cover, slide it in the
direction indicated by the arrow.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
To load a memory card
1
2
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2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so
its back is facing in the same
direction as the monitor screen
side of the camera, slide it into
the card slot as far as it will go,
until you hear it click securely
into place.
3. Close the memory card slot cover.
Pressing the memory card slot cover against the camera,
slide it closed.
• For information about how to replace the memory card,
see page 151.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 17) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the batteries, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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.
To format (initialize) a new memory card
Front Back
1
2
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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.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages
131, 131) 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 132).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)
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1. Remove the lens cap and then press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
2. Set the mode dial to t (Single Shot).
3. Press [8] .
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the top option in the
control panel (Exposure mode).
5. Use [4] and [6] to select t (Auto) and then
press [SET].
• You can use either monitor screen or viewfinder to
compose the image. Each press of the
[EVF/LCD] button cycles through the available
monitor screen and viewfinder on/off settings (page
136). If the image in the viewfinder appears blurry,
use the diopter dial to adjust it.
To shoot a snapshot
[r] (REC)
Shutter button
Monitor screen
Viewfinder
Mode dial
[SET]
Diopter dial
[EVF/LCD]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
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6. Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
7. 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.
8. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
z Telephoto w Wide Angle
Zoom controller
Focus frame
Back lamp
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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.
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)22
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IMPORTANT!
• While the “Anti Shake” setting is “D Auto” or “A Camera AS”, half pressing the
shutter will cause the camera to vibrate and emit an operation sound. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction (page 79).
. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 83).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal Auto Focus, which
means you can capture quick moving action more easily. Note, however, that some
images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button in order
to ensure proper focus.
. 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 48) is the name of 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.23
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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 near by, 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.
IMPORTANT!
• Never touch the lens-barrel unit, except for cleaning. Never hold the camera by the
lens when aiming it or transporting it.
NOTE
• 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 strap and make sure
it is around your neck 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.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Flash
Front lamp
Microphone
Lens
Strap24
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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 88.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
89.
• For information about high-speed movies, see page 59.
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 157).
• You also can clear the information to view only the snapshot.
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
92). 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.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
[6] [6]
[4] [4]25
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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.
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
90.
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 89) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently display CS group will be deleted.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files Delete” 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.
Deleting Images
To delete a single file
To delete all files26
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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
• 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 85).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
• 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 lamp 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 48) or Manual Focus (page
46).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
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Your camera has a variety of
different recording modes. Before
shooting, use the mode dial to
select the recording mode that suits
the type of subject you are trying to
record.
Selecting a Recording Mode
Flash CS
This mode will record consecutive images while firing the flash. See
page 50 for details.
High-
speed CS
This mode continues to shoot images as long as you keep the
shutter button depressed, and you can change the shooting speed
while recording is in progress. You can record up to 40 images. In
this mode, half-pressing the shutter button starts continual pre-
recording of images to a temporary buffer. Then when you press
the shutter button the rest of the way down, the camera saves the
buffer contents and perform real-time continuous shutter recording
of new images until you release the shutter button. See page 51 for
details.
Single
Shot
Continuous shutter recording is disabled when this mode is
selected. Each press of the shutter button records a single image.
See page 20 for details.
HS This mode records high-speed movies. See page 59 for details.
HD/STD This more records HD or standard movies. See page 59 for details.
Mode dial
Snapshot Modes
Movie Modes
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×
t
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The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press
[8].
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.
• The content of the control panel is different when shooting a movie and when
using some BEST SHOT scenes (Move Out CS, Move In CS, Multi-motion
Image).
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 configure settings other than those listed above (page 76).
Using the Control Panel
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control panel
1
Exposure mode (page 29)
2
Image size/Quality* (pages 31, 85)
3
ISO sensitivity (page 38)
4
White balance (page 38)
5
EV shift (page 40)
6
Metering mode (page 41)
7
AF area (page 41)
8
Flash (page 35)
Continuous shutter (CS) speed (High-speed CS, Flash CS modes)
(pages 50, 51)
9
Date/Time (page 43)
Prerecord (Still image) Time (High-speed CS mode) (page 51)
Flash continuous shutter (CS) images (Flash CS mode) (page 50)
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Your camera has a variety of different exposure modes. Before shooting an image,
select the exposure mode that suits the type of subject you are shooting.
1. In the REC mode, press [8] .
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top option in the control panel (Exposure
mode).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Selecting the Exposure Mode
Auto
Use this setting for easy image recording. This is the mode you normally should
use (page 20).
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 64).
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other settings
are adjusted accordingly.
Use [4] and [6] to select the desired aperture value.
• The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture
value on the monitor screen will turn orange when
you half-press the shutter button if the image is over-
exposed or under-exposed.
• If you are using manual focus (page 46), you also
can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then use [4]
and [6] to focus manually.
t
b
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S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other
settings are adjusted accordingly.
Use [4] and [6] to select the desired shutter speed.
• The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture value
on the monitor screen will turn orange when you half-
press the shutter button if the image is over-exposed
or under-exposed.
• If you are using manual focus (page 46), you also
can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then use [4]
and [6] to focus manually.
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings.
1
Press [SET], select the aperture setting, and then
use [4] and [6] to change it.
2
Press [SET], select the shutter speed setting, and
then use [4] and [6] to change it.
• If you are using manual focus (page 46), you also
can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then use [4]
and [6] to focus manually.
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IMPORTANT!
• 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.
• Due to the characteristics of the camera’s semiconductor, slow shutter speeds can
cause digital noise in images. The camera performs an automatic noise reduction
process whenever the shutter speed is 1 second or slower. Storage of images shot
at slower shutter speeds takes longer because of the time required for noise
reduction. Do not perform any key operation while the image storage 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.
• Depending on the shutter speed setting and the recording mode you used, the
brightness of what appears on the monitor screen when you record the image may
be different from the brightness of the recorded image.
• Image AS (page 79) does not work in the S mode and M mode. You can, however,
turn on Camera AS, if you like.
• When recording with some modes, light source flicker can cause horizontal bands
to appear in the image.
. 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.
Changing the Image Size (Size)
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. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
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 168.
• For information about movie image size, see page 56.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 102.
8M (3264
x
2448) size image =
Approximately 8 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
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.
3264*
2448*
640*
480*33
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. To select the image size
1. In the REC mode, press [8] .
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the top
(Image Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
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 9M size image (3456×2592
pixels) 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.
9M
(3456×2592)
A3 Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 103) from the original
3:2
(3456×2304)
A3 Print
16:9
(3456×1944)
HDTV
8M
(3264×2448)
A3 Print
Good detail
7M
(3072×2304)
A3 Print
5M
(2560×1920)
A3 Print
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• The initial factory default image size setting is 9M (9 million pixels).
• Selecting 3:2 (3456
x
2304 pixels) 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).
• You can shoot directly to RAW image data only while the t (Single Shot) is
selected with the Mode dial and “RAW+” is selected as the image size.
• Available image sizes are limited for some functions as noted below.
* Applicable BEST SHOT scenes: “Move In CS”, “Move Out CS”, “Digital
Panning”, “High Speed Anti Shake”, “High Speed Night Scene”, “Multi-motion
Image”
2M
(1600
x
1200)
3.5″
x
5″ Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640×480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images are
relatively coarser.
RAW+, 9M,
3:2, 16:9
These options cannot be selected when using High-speed CS,
Flash CS, and some* BEST SHOT scenes.
8M
This option cannot be selected when using some* BEST SHOT
scenes, and High-speed CS while the High-speed CS fps setting is
40 fps.
7M
This option cannot be selected when using Single Shot or Flash
CS, and High-speed CS while the High-speed CS fps setting is
30 fps or less.
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description35
Snapshot Tutorial
1. Press ð (Flash up) to open the
flash unit.
• The flash will not fire if the flash unit
is not open.
2. In the REC mode, press [2] ( )
once.
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash setting you want and then press
[SET].
4. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• Note that the flash unit does not close automatically. After
you are finished using it, you need to close it by hand.
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
ð (Flash up)
[2] ( )
>
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< ¥ N < indicates the flash will fire. Back lamp Flashes red while the flash is charging to indicate that image recording is disabled.36 Snapshot Tutorial IMPORTANT! • The camera will not release the shutter unless the flash unit is raised when any one of the following conditions exists. Be sure to raise the flash unit whenever shooting with flash is required. – When shooting with Flash CS, which requires the flash to fire – When “Flash On” is selected for the flash mode – When “Auto Flash” or “Red-Eye Reduction” is selected for the flash mode and the camera judges that flash is required NOTE • Take care to ensure nothing is close to or in contact with the flash unit when it fires. Also make sure that the flash unit and the area around it is not dirty. Objects, dust, or dirt near the flash unit can be burned when the flash fires. • 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 depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient temperature, etc.) With new batteries it takes about 5 seconds. • Flash charging time and operation are affected by the remaining battery capacity. The flash will take longer than normal to charge if it is being used when the battery level indicator is showing or while “Alkaline” is selected for the “Battery Type” setting (page 15). indicates that the flash is disabled. Replace batteries as soon as possible. • Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed, which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions, secure the camera with a tripod, etc. • With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright. • The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source can cause abnormal image colors. • Select “Flash Off” for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash photography is prohibited. • Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: AUTO / Recording mode: Single Shot) Wide Angle: 0.4 m to 7.0 m (1.3` to 23.0`) Telephoto: 1.3 m to 4.4 m (4.3` to 14.4`) * The above values depend on the optical zoom setting. B37 Snapshot Tutorial Red-eye Reduction Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye. Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction. • Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking directly at the camera (flash). • Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from the camera. Other Useful Flash Features • Changing the flash intensity (page 86) • Compensating for insufficient flash intensity (page 86)38 Snapshot Tutorial ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light. 1. In the REC mode, press [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the top (ISO Sensitivity). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • The current ISO sensitivity setting is used when shooting a High-speed Movie in the M (manual exposure) mode. For all other types of movies, “AUTO” is used as the ISO sensitivity setting. •“S Image AS” (page 79) 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. 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 [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top (White Balance). 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 Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)39 Snapshot Tutorial 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then press [SET]. • 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.) 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 paper40 Snapshot Tutorial You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it. • Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV • Unit: 1/3EV 1. In the REC mode, press [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel option from the top (EV Shift). 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. 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 value41 Snapshot Tutorial The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure. 1. In the REC mode, press [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth control panel option from the top (Metering). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. You can use the following procedure to change the Auto Focus metering area for shooting snapshots. • When recording movies, the AF metering area is always “U Spot”. 1. In the REC mode, press [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the bottom (AF Area). Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering) Multi Multi-pattern metering divides the image into sections and measures the light in each section for a balanced exposure reading. This type of metering provides error-free exposure settings for a wide range of shooting conditions. Center Weighted Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus area to measure light. This type of metering is best when you want some level of control over contrast. Spot Spot metering takes readings at a very small area. Use this metering method when you want exposure to be set according to the brightness of a particular subject, without being affected by surrounding conditions. Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area) B N ˜42 Snapshot Tutorial 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • “O Tracking” cannot be used in combination with the following features. Prerecord (Still image), YouTube, Prerecord (Movie), some BEST SHOT scenes (Move Out CS, Move In CS, Multi-motion Image) •“— Free” cannot be selected for the AF area while Face Detection is enabled. Spot This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 48). Free You can move the focus frame by using [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the focus point and then pressing [SET]. To change the focus point position, select “— Free” again and then use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to select the position you want. Tracking When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is selected, the focus frame will follow the movement of the subject. U — O “U Spot” or “O Tracking” Focus frame * [SET] “— Free” Focus point Focus frame43 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [8] . 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom control panel option (Date/Time). You can use [4] and [6] to select date or time display. NOTE • You can select either of two display styles (page 130) for the date: Month/Day or Day/Month. • The time is displayed using 24-hour format. Your camera provides you with 20X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 20X to 318.8X. The image deterioration poi

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