Casio – EX-FS10 – User Manual

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Digital Camera
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
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User’s Guide2
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Unpacking
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-60)
Charger unit (BC-60L)
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Basic Reference
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap
here.3
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.4
Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 14
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 19
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 31
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 32
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 35
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 35
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 37
Shooting with Slow Motion View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using Lag Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction) . . 40
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 42
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
❚ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
❚ Using Normal-speed Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Contents
❚❙ Recording Movies 55
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 59
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube) . . 61
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 63
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
❚ 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
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion image) . . 69
❚ Basic Multi-motion image Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . .(High Speed Best Selection) . . 71
Shooting an Image in Accordance with
Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Move Out CS/Move In CS) . . 72
❚❙ Advanced Settings 77
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 79
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 79
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 82
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 83
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 84
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 85
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 85
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 86
❚ Changing the Continuous Shutter Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 87
❚ Configuring the Continuous Shutter Image
Save Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Save CS Images). . . 87
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 87
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 88
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 88
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 89
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 89
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 89
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 90
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 91
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . . 91
❚ Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(» Quality (Movie)). . . 91
❚ Setting the High Speed Movie Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . (HS » Speed). . . 926
Contents
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 92
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 92
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 93
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 93
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 93
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 93
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 93
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 94
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 103
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 103
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 106
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 107
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 109
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 110
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 110
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . .111
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 114
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 114
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 115
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 115
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 116
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit) . 116
❚❙ Printing 117
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 124
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1267
Contents
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 132
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 139
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 140
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 144
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 144
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 144
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 145
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 145
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 146
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 147
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 147
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 148
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 148
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 149
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 149
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 150
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 150
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 151
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 151
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 152
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 152
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 153
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . 153
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 153
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
❚❙ Appendix 155
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1628
Contents
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1799
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1
Zoom controller
(pages 24, 44, 100)
2
Shutter button (page 24)
3
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 23)
4
Speaker
5
[SLOW] (Slow Motion
View) (page 38)
6
Microphone (page 56)
7
Lens
8
Front lamp
(pages 82, 85)
9
Flash (page 42)
bk
Back lamp
(pages 23, 25, 42)
bl
Ç (Continuous
Shutter) (page 47)
bm
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 23, 28)
bn
[r] (REC) button
(pages 23, 24)
bo
[0] (Movie) button
(page 55)
bp
Movie mode switch
(page 55)
bq
Strap hole (page 2)
br
Terminal cover
bs
[USB/AV] port (pages
101, 118, 127, 136)
bt
[BS] button (page 63)
ck
[MENU] button
(page 77)
cl
[SET] button (page 31)
cm
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 29, 31, 42, 77,
153)
cn
Monitor screen
(pages 11, 153)
12 3 6
7 8 9
45
cncm bt clck
bq
bp bo
bs
br
bn blbm bk
[4]
[8]
[2]
[6]
[SET]
Front Back
B10
. Charger Unit
co
cp
Bottom
co
Battery/memory card slots (pages 17, 163)
cp
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
3
2 1 1
[CHARGE] Lamp
2
+- Contacts
3
AC jack11
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
Monitor Screen Contents
1
Focus mode (page 79)
2
Metering mode (page 92)
3
Continuous Shutter mode (page 47)
4
Self-timer mode (page 82)
5
Image deterioration indicator (page 45)
6
Recording mode (page 24)
7
Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(pages 50, 73)
8
Number of recordable CS images
(pages 50, 73)
9
Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 32, 91)
bk
ISO sensitivity (page 35)
bl
White balance setting (page 35)
bm
Exposure compensation (page 37)
bn
Slow Motion View (page 38)
bo
Slow Motion View Speed (page 38)
bp
Lag Correction (page 40)
bq
Flash (page 42)
br
Date/Time (page 44)
bs
Timestamp indicator (page 147)
bt
Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 55, 57)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 58)
ck
Focus frame (pages 25, 84)
cl
Slow Motion View frame (page 38)
cm
Battery level indicator (page 18)
cn
Histogram (page 153)
co
Anti Shake (page 83)
cp
Face Detection (page 85)
NOTE
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor screen indicates the area that is
recorded when shooting a movie. The area within the frame is recorded for a
movie.
bp
bk
bl
bn
bo
bm
bq
2 456 1 789
bs bt br cm cl
cn
co
cp
3
ck12
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
1
Recording mode (page 55)
2
Audio recording disabled (page 58)
3
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 177)
4
Movie recording time (page 55)
5
Movie recording in progress (page 55)
6
Movie quality (HD/STD movie) (pages 55, 57)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 58)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 111)
3
Snapshot image size (page 32)
4
Folder name/file name (page 141)
5
Snapshot image quality (page 91)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 35)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 148)
bk
Exposure compensation (page 37)
bl
Metering mode (page 92)
bm
White balance setting (page 109)
bn
Flash (page 42)
bo
Battery level indicator (page 18)
bp
Continuous Shutter mode (page 47)
bq
Histogram (page 153)
br
Recording mode (page 24)
4
3 12
6
5
24 13
5
9
6
7
8
bm bn bo bk bl
bq
bp
br13
. Movie Playback
. CS Image Viewing
1
No audio data available
2
File type
3
Protect indicator (page 111)
4
Folder name/file name (page 141)
5
Movie recording time (page 94)
6
Movie quality/speed (pages 55, 57, 58)
7
YouTube (page 61)
8
Date/time (page 148)
9
Battery level indicator (page 18)
1
Current image number/number of images in the
group (page 95)
2
CS group icon (page 95)
3
Playback guide (page 95)
4
CS speed (page 95)
1 34
5
6
7
8 9
2
12
4
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Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete them a countless number of times.
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.
Delete
Record15
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Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
See page 58 for more information.
See page 57 for more information.
See page 48 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 continuous high-resolution
images at the amazing speed of 30 images per
second. 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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Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Positioning the positive + and
negative – terminals of the battery
with those of the charger unit, load
the battery into the charger unit.
2. Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
About 90 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the charger.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red Charger unit or battery problem (page 162)
Off
Charging complete or standing by, due to abnormally
high or low ambient temperature (page 162)
[CHARGE] lamp17
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-60L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-60).
Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger
can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing upwards (in
the direction of the monitor
screen), hold the stopper
next to the battery in the
direction indicated by the
arrow as you slide the
battery into the camera.
Press the battery in until the
stopper secures it in place.
To load the battery
1
2
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Front Back
Battery contacts18
Quick Start Basics
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
battery, see page 163.
Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
147).
• See page 182 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 42).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 149, 149).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 86).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ** *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red
1
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 148). 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: 30. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/30
DD/MM/YY * 30/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/30/09
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
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 148
– Date and time: Page 147
[SET]
[ON/OFF]
[BS]20
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 176.
– 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 “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.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards21
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1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
memory card, see page 164.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 20) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
To load a memory card
1
2
Front Back
Front
1
222
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
To format (initialize) a new memory card23
Quick Start Basics
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.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 149,
149) 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 150).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)24
Quick Start Basics
The following procedure describes how to shoot a single snapshot. For information
about shooting a series of shots (Continuous Shutter), see page 47.
1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R (Auto) is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 63.
2. Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
Auto icon
Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (page 176)
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller25
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3. 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.
4. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for good-
looking images.
Focus frame Back lamp
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO sensitivity
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
B26
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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 88).
• 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 81) 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.
Shooting a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording. Press [0] (Movie)
again to stop movie recording. See the following pages for
details.
Standard movie (STD movie): page 55
High-definition movie (HD movie): page 57
High speed movie (HS movie): page 58
[0] (Movie)27
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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 below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the
strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
dropping the camera, attach the wrist
strap and make sure it is around your
fingers or wrist while you are
operating the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by
its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for
use with this camera only. Never use
it for any other purpose.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Strap
Lens
Microphone28
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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 94.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
95.
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 153).
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
100). 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]
B29
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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
97.
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 95) 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 files30
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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 91).
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.
• Due to the characteristics of the imaging element used by the camera, very fast
moving objects in an image may appear distorted.
• 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 81) or Manual Focus (page
79).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions31
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Snapshot Tutorial
The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press
[SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select
the setting you want to
change.
This will select one of the
control panel icons and display
its settings.
*1 Image quality cannot be changed using the control panel.
*2 Items displayed in the control panel depend on the recording mode.
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 77).
Using the Control Panel
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control panel
1
Image size/Quality*
1
(pages 32, 91)
2
ISO sensitivity (page 35)
3
White balance (page 35)
4
EV shift (page 37)
5
Slow Motion View (page 38)*
2
6
Slow Motion View Speed (page 39)*
2
7
Lag Correction (page 40)*
2
8
Flash (page 42)*
2
9
Date/Time (page 44)32
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)
9M (3456×2592) size image =
Approximately 9 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Pixel
3456*
2592*
640*
480*33
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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 176.
• For information about movie image size, see page 91.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 114.
. To select the image size
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top control panel option (Image Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as A3 size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail, etc.34
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• The initial factory default image size setting is 9M (9 million pixels).
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
• Available image sizes are limited for some functions as noted below.
* Applicable BEST SHOT scenes: “Move In CS”, “Move Out CS”, “High Speed
Anti Shake”, “High Speed Night Scene”, “Multi-motion Image”, “High Speed Best
Selection”
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested Print
Size and
Application
Description
9M
(3456
x
2592)
A3 Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 115) from the original
3:2
(3456×2304)
A3 Print
16:9
(3456×1944)
HDTV
6M
(2816
x
2112)
A3 Print
Good detail
4M
(2304×1728)
A4 Print
2M
(1600×1200)
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.
These sizes Cannot be selected when using
9M, 3:2, 16:9
Slow Motion View, Lag Correction, High Speed CS, some
BEST SHOT scenes*35
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ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the top
(ISO Sensitivity).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• “AUTO” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current
ISO sensitivity setting.
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the top
(White Balance).
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
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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.

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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 [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth 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.
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When you press [SLOW] (Slow Motion View), the
camera will start to pre-record images continually in
a buffer and play them back at slow speed. Up to
three seconds worth of pre-recorded images are in
the buffer. Fully pressing the shutter button will save
the currently displayed pre-recorded image. You can
specify one of eight playback speeds for pre-
recorded images.
. To get ready to shoot with Slow Motion View
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel
option from the top (Slow Motion View).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the Slow Motion View pre-record time (buffer
size).
You can select 1 second (30 fps), 2 seconds (15 fps), or 3 seconds (10 fps).
When you press [SLOW] (page 39), the images that are recorded in accordance
with the time (and CS fps) you specify here are displayed on the monitor screen
in slow motion.
* fps (frames per second) is a unit of measurement indicating the number of
images recorded or played back per second.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the
bottom (Slow Motion View Speed).
5. Use [4] and [6] to select the Slow Motion View
playback speed you want and then press [SET].
You can select one of eight speeds, from 1 to 8. A higher level number specifies a
faster playback speed.
Shooting with Slow Motion View
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. To shoot with Slow Motion View
1. Point the camera at the subject.
2. Press [SLOW] (Slow Motion View).
This will start slow motion playback of pre-recorded
images on the monitor screen.
• You can use [4] and [6] to change the playback
speed while Slow Motion View playback is in
progress.
3. When the pre-recorded image you want to
save is displayed, press the shutter button.
This will store the displayed image as a snapshot
and exit Show Motion View. To exit Slow Motion
View without saving any image, press [SLOW].
NOTE
• Press [SLOW] before the instance you want to shoot occurs.
• After pressing [SLOW], be sure to keep the camera pointed at the subject for at
least the duration that is specified by the Slow Motion View pre-record time (buffer
size) setting.
• After you press [SLOW], the slow motion image playback will continue on the
screen until you press the shutter button to store one of the images. To stop slow
motion playback without saving any one of the images, press [SLOW] again.
• Focus and exposure settings remain fixed at what they were when you pressed
[SLOW].
• For focusing during a Slow Motion View operation, it is recommended that you half-
press the shutter button to focus before you press [SLOW] (it is not necessary to
keep the shutter button half-pressed after focus is achieved), or that you change
the “Continuous AF” setting to “On”.
• When “On” is selected for the “Continuous AF” setting, it will take slightly longer for
slow motion playback of the pre-recorded images to start after you press [SLOW].
• If the camera’s image size setting is 9M, 3:2, or 16:9 when you shoot a Slow
Motion View image, the size of the resulting image will be 6M.
• The shooting range of Slow Motion View is narrower than that of a Single Shot
mode image.
• Switching to Slow Motion View causes the flash setting to become ? (flash off)
automatically.
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The Lag Correction function lets you correct for the lag time from the point you decide
to shoot until the point it takes for the shutter to actually release. This feature actually
does not speed up shutter release, but instead it pre-records images when you half-
press the shutter button and saves what occurred slightly before you press the
shutter button.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (Lag Correction).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the lag correction time you want and then
press [SET].
You can select a correction time of “–0.1”, “–0.2”, or “–0.3” seconds. Select
“Ó Off” to disable lag correction.
4. Half-press the shutter button.
This starts pre-recording in accordance with the correction time you selected in
step 3.
5. When you want to record, press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
This records the image currently in the buffer.
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NOTE
• Lag Correction will not be performed if you press the shutter button all the way
without first pressing it half way.
• If the camera’s image size setting is 9M, 3:2, or 16:9 when you shoot with Lag
Correction, the size of the resulting image will be 6M.
• The shooting range of Lag Correction is narrower than that of the Single Shot
mode.
• The lag correction time you should select depends on a variety of factors. The lag
from the point when you decide to shoot to the point when the shutter actually
releases depend on the individual photographer and on shooting conditions.
Experiment with different settings until you find the one that suits you best.
• Failure to pay proper attention to the subject when shooting can increase the lag
time considerably.
• Note the following when selecting a lag correction time.
– If you are viewing the subject with the monitor screen, try selecting “–0.2” as the
lag correction time. If you are looking directly as the subject, try “–0.1”.
– If timing is off with the above settings, try changing the lag correction time to
“–0.3” when using the monitor screen and “–0.2” when looking directly at the
subject.
• Using Lag Correction causes the flash setting to become ? (flash off)
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1. In the REC mode, press [2]
( ) once.
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the
flash setting you want and
then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 180.
Using Flash (Flash)
Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
Flash Off Flash does not fire.
Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Flash
[2] ( )
>
?
< ¥ Back lamp Flashes red while the flash is charging to indicate that image recording is disabled. • You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until the lamp stops flashing red, which indicates that charging is complete. < indicates the flash will fire.43 Snapshot Tutorial NOTE • Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash. • The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too close. • Flash charging time (page 180) depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient temperature, etc.). • 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. 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 93) B44 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 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 148) for the date: Month/Day or Day/Month. • The time is displayed using 24-hour format. Your camera provides you with 3X 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 3X to 47.8X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 45). 1. In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom. 2. Press the shutter button to shoot the image. Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style Shooting with Zoom w (Wide Angle): Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range z (Telephoto) : Enlarges the subject and narrows the range w Wide Angle z Telephoto Zoom controller45 Snapshot Tutorial NOTE • The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image deterioration (page 46). • Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera movement when shooting with telephoto. • Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture. • Both optical zoom and digital zoom are disabled during high speed movie

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