Casio – EX-FH25 – User Manual

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Digital Camera
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
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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
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erroneous, etc.
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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
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
Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
To load the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ Specifying the Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 20
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 33
Selecting a Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Selecting the Exposure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 38
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 42
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 43
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 44
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 45
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 46
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
❚ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 52
Locking the Auto Exposure and Auto Focus Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Specifying the [AEL] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
❚ Using Flash Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Contents
❚ Using Normal Speed Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚❙ Recording Movies 65
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 69
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (YouTube) . . 71
Turning Optical Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Optical Zoom) . . 72
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 73
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
. . . . . . . .(High Speed Night Scene/High Speed Night Scene and Portrait) . . 76
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake) . . 77
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure
and Underexposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed Lighting) . . 78
Configuring the Camera to Help You Better Time
Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction) . . 79
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion image) . . 81
❚ Basic Multi-motion image Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . .(High Speed Best Selection) . . 82
Shooting an Image in Accordance with
Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Move Out CS/Move In CS) . . 83
Using the Situation-specific CS Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Using the Situation-specific High Speed Movie Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚❙ Advanced Settings 92
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 94
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 94
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 95
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 95
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 96
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 97
❚ Specifying the [AEL] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AE/AF Lock). . . 98
❚ Configuring the Continuous Shutter Image
Save Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Save CS Images). . . 98
❚ Changing the Continuous Shutter Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 98
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 986
Contents
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 99
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 99
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . 100
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . 100
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . 100
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . 101
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . 101
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . 101
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . 102
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . 102
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . 103
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . 103
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . 103
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . 103
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . 103
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 104
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 112
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 112
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 115
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 115
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 117
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 118
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 118
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 119
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 121
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 121
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 122
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 122
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 123
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print) . 123
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit) . 123
❚❙ Printing 124
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1247
Contents
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed
and the Number of Copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 131
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 138
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them
on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 143
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 143
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 148
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 148
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 148
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Rotate) . 148
Adjusting Viewfinder Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EVF Brightness) . 149
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 149
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 149
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 150
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 151
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 151
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 152
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 152
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 153
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 153
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 154
Controlling Monitor Screen Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (LCD Priority) . 154
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 155
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio
and Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 155
Specifying the Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Battery Type) . 156
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 156
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 157
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 1578
Contents
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 158
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . 158
Selecting Monitor Screen and Viewfinder Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 158
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
❚❙ Appendix 160
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
❚ To replace the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
❚ Using Household Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1879
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1
Shutter button (page 26)
2
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 24)
3
Front lamp
(pages 94, 95)
4
Mode dial
(pages 26, 33, 56, 65)
5
Speaker
6
Microphone (page 66)
7
Flash (page 46)
8
Strap ring (page 16)
9
ð (Flash up) button
(page 46)
bk
Terminal cover
(pages 110, 125, 133,
140, 170)
bl
[DC IN 9V] AC adaptor
connector (page 170)
bm
[USB/AV] port
(pages 110, 125, 133,
140)
bn
[AEL] button (page 55)
bo
@ (Focus) button
(page 52)
bp
Lens
bq
Zoom controller
(pages 27, 49, 109)
br
Monitor screen
(pages 11, 158)
bs
Viewfinder
(pages 26, 149, 158)
bt
[EVF/LCD] button
(page 158)
ck
Diopter dial (page 26)
cl
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 24, 29)
cm
Back lamp
(pages 24, 27, 46)
cn
[r] (REC) button
(pages 24, 26)
co
[DISP] button
(page 158)
cp
[BS] button (page 73)
cq
Memory card slot cover
(page 22)
cr
Memory card slot
(pages 22, 171)
cs
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 30, 35, 46, 92)
ct
[SET] button (page 35)
dk
[MENU] button
(page 92)
bo
456
7
23 1
bq
8
9
bk
bn
bl
bm
bp
ct dk
cl cm co cn cp
cr
cs
cq
ck
bs
br
bt
Front Back10
dm
dn
do
dl
Bottom
dl
Battery compartment (pages 17, 167)
dm
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
dn
Lock (page 17)
do
Battery cover (pages 17, 167)11
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
• 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
AE/AF Lock (page 55)
2
Focus mode (page 52)
3
Metering mode (page 102)
4
Self-timer mode (page 94)
5
Image deterioration indicator
(page 50)
6
Recording mode (pages 26, 33)
7
Zoom disabled (page 72)
8
Number of recordable CS
images (pages 61, 85)
Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (pages 61, 85)
9
Exposure mode (page 36)
bk
Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 38, 101)
bl
ISO sensitivity (page 42)
bm
White balance setting (page 43)
bn
Exposure compensation (page 44)
bo
AF area (page 45)
bp
Not displayed in this mode/Continuous
shutter (CS) speed (Flash CS mode, High
Speed CS mode) (pages 56, 60)
bq
Flash (page 46)/Flash continuous shutter
(CS) images (Flash CS mode)/Max CS shots
(High Speed CS mode) (pages 56, 60)
br
Date/Time (page 48)
Prerecord CS shots (High Speed CS mode)
(page 60)
bs
ISO sensitivity (pages 27, 42)
bt
Timestamp indicator (page 151)
ck
Aperture value (pages 27, 36)
cl
Shutter speed (pages 27, 37)
cm
Focus frame (pages 27, 45)
cn
Battery level indicator (page 18)
co
Histogram (page 158)
cp
Focal distance (Converted to 35 mm film
format.) (page 50)
cq
Anti Shake (page 95)
cr
Face Detection (page 96)
bp
bk
bl
bn
bo
bm
bq
23456 1 789
br clck cm
cn
cq
cp
cr
co
btbs12
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
1
Recording mode (page 65)
2
Record: Off (page 72)
3
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 65)
4
Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 65, 67)/
Recording speed (high speed movie)
(page 68)
5
Current movie fps indicator (page 68)
6
Optical zoom (page 72)
7
Prerecord Movie (page 69)
8
YouTube (page 71)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 119)
3
Snapshot image size (page 38)
4
Folder name/file name (page 145)
5
Snapshot image quality (page 101)
6
ISO sensitivity (pages 27, 42)
7
Aperture value (pages 27, 36)
8
Shutter speed (pages 27, 37)
9
Date/time (page 48)
bk
Exposure compensation (page 44)
bl
Metering mode (page 102)
bm
White balance setting (page 117)
bn
Flash (page 46)
bo
Battery level indicator (page 18)
bp
Recording mode (pages 26, 33)
bq
Histogram (page 158)
br
Exposure mode (page 36)
bs
Focal distance (Converted to 35 mm film
format.) (page 50)
3 2
4
6
8
7
5
1
24 1 3
5
9
6
7
8
bl bm bn bo
bq
br
bs
bk
bp13
. Movie Playback
. CS Image Viewing
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 119)
3
Folder name/file name (page 145)
4
Movie recording time (page 104)
5
Movie quality/speed (pages 65, 68)
6
Prerecord (Movie) (page 69)
7
YouTube (page 71)
8
Date/time (page 48)
9
Battery level indicator (page 18)
1
Current image number/number of images in
the group (page 105)
2
CS group icon (page 105)
3
Playback guide (page 105)
4
CS speed (page 105)
123
4
5
6
7
8 9
12
4
314
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Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
Delete
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete them 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.15
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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
See page 68 for more information.
See page 67 for more information.
See page 58 for more information.
HD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality HD.
(1280×720 pixels 30 fps)
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.
1280×720 pixels16
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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
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 battery type other than those
specified above.
Attaching the Lens Cap and 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.
To load the batteries
Cap holder
Large loop
Small loop
Lens cap17
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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.
3. Close the battery cover.
• For information about how to replace the batteries,
see page 167.
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 19) whenever you
change from one battery type to another.
Lock18
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About rechargeable batteries
Use only the rechargeable Ni-MH batteries that are specifically recommended for this
camera (page 16). Proper camera operation is not guaranteed when other
rechargeable batteries are used.
IMPORTANT!
• Batteries cannot be charged while they are loaded in the camera.
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 19).
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 190 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
• Certain camera operating conditions and battery types 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.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ** *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red19
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Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 46).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 153, 153).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 97).
• Turn off the LCD monitor screen and use the viewfinder (page 158).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
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 batteries you are using, and then
press [SET].
Specifying the Battery Type
Alkaline AA-size alkaline (LR6)
Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) (HR6)20
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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.
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 152). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
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, press
[BS].
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
[ON/OFF]
(Power)21
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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 batteries 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 batteries 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 183.
– 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 152
– Date and time: Page 151
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards22
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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.
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 171.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 21) 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.
To load a memory card
1
2
Front Back
1
223
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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 card24
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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 153, 153) 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 154).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)25
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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.
• 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 148).
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Flash
Front lamp
Microphone
Lens
Strap26
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The following procedure describes how to shoot a single snapshot. For information
about shooting a series of shots (Continuous Shutter), see page 56.
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 158). 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]
Snapshot mode icon
Remaining snapshot
memory capacity
(page 183)27
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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.
• 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.
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.
z Telephoto w Wide Angle
Zoom controller
Back lamp
Focus frame
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO sensitivity
Half-press
Press lightly
until the button
stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)28
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. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 99).
• 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 54) 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.
8. Continuing to keep the camera still,
press the shutter button the rest of the
way down.
This records the snapshot.
Shooting a Movie
Refer to the following for details about movie recording.
Standard movie (STD movie) * page 65
High-definition movie (HD movie) * page 67
High speed movie (HS movie) * page 68
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)29
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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 104.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
105.
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 158).
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
109). 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]30
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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
106.
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 105) 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 “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.
Deleting Images
To delete a single file
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 101).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Other Precautions
• 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.
• 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 Precautions32
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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 54) or Manual Focus (page
52).
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Selecting a Recording Mode
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.
Flash CS
This mode will record consecutive images while firing the flash. See page 56 for
details.
Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS (Prerecord CS)
With Normal Speed CS, the number of consecutive images you can shoot is
theoretically unlimited, as long as there is memory available to store them. Also
note that the maximum shooting speed of Normal Speed CS is limited by the
type of memory card you are using and the camera setup. See page 57 for
details.
With High Speed CS, the camera 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 30 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
58 for details.
• Note that even if the mode dial is set to Õ (High Speed CS), High Speed CS
image recording is not possible while “Normal Speed CS” is selected for the
“CS” setting (pages 57, 58).
Single Shot
Continuous shutter recording is disabled when this mode is selected. Each
press of the shutter button records a single image. See page 26 for details.
Mode dial
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Movie Modes
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IMPORTANT!
• When you use a BEST SHOT scene, the camera’s mode changes in accordance
with specific setup (Single Shot, Continuous Shutter, High Speed Movie, etc.) for
that scene. The recording mode selected by the mode dial is ignored.
• 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.
• When recording with some modes, light source flicker can cause horizontal bands
to appear in the image.
HS
This mode records high speed movies. See page 68 for details.
HD/STD
This more records HD or standard movies. See page 67 for details.
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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.*
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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 92).
Using the Control Panel
The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [8].
1
Exposure mode (page 36)
2
Image size/Quality*
2
(pages 38, 101)
3
ISO sensitivity (page 42)
4
White balance (page 43)
5
EV shift (page 44)
6
AF area (page 45)
7
Not displayed in this mode
8
Flash (page 46)
9
Date/Time (page 48)
*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]
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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 26).
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 73).
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 53), 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.
•“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.
• 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. 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 53), 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 53), you also can press [SET], select “FOCUS”, and then use [4] and [6] to focus manually. Shutter speed Shutter speed Aperture value38 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*39 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 183. • For information about movie image size, see page 65. • For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 121. . 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]. 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.40 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 122) 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 (640x480) E Mail Image files are smaller, which is better when attaching images to e-mail. However, images are relatively coarser.41 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). • 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”, “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” RAW+ This option cannot be selected in the High Speed CS, Normal Speed CS, or Flash CS modes, or when using a BEST SHOT scene. Switching to the High Speed CS, Normal Speed CS, or Flash CS mode, or selecting a BEST SHOT scene while “RAW+” is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “9M” in the case of High Speed CS, Flash CS, and a BEST SHOT scene, or “10M” in the case of Normal Speed CS. 10M, 3:2, 16:9 This option cannot be selected in the High Speed CS or Flash CS modes, or when using some BEST SHOT scenes.* Switching to the High Speed CS or Flash CS mode, or selecting some BEST SHOT scenes* while the “10M”, “3:2”, or “16:9” image size is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “9M” automatically. 9M This option can be selected in the High Speed CS or Flash CS modes, or only when using some BEST SHOT scenes.* Switching to another mode from the High Speed CS or Flash CS mode, or selecting some BEST SHOT scenes* while the “9M” image size is selected will cause the image size setting to change to “10M” automatically.42 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 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 320043 Sn

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