Casio – EX-H5 – User Manual

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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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Digital Camera
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-80)
Charger unit (BC-81L)
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Quick Start Guide
To attach the strap to the camera
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Attach strap here.3
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Quick Start Guide 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 a few 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
❚ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 14
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 19
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 32
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 33
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 36
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 38
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 41
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(CS) . . 43
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . 46
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . . 47
Shooting with the Make-up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up) . . 48
Shooting Beautiful Scenery Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Landscape) . . 49
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
Contents
❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 52
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 55
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 57
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Multi-motion Image) . . 64
❚❙ Advanced Settings 65
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 67
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 67
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 67
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 68
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 68
❚ Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame). . . 69
❚ Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter). . . 70
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 74
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 75
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Snapshot)). . . 75
❚ Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)). . . 75
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 76
❚ Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 77
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 78
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 79
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 796
Contents
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 80
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
❚ Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing). . . 81
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 89
Using the PLAY Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 91
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Applying an Artistic Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Art Effect) . . 94
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . . 94
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . . 95
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . . 96
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . . 96
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . . 97
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . . 97
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing) . . 98
❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 99
❚❙ Dynamic Photo 100
To create a subject image to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 100
❚ Extracting Text from an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Inserting a Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 104
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File). . 105
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 106
❚❙ Printing 107
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . 1107
Contents
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 113
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 123
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 128
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to
Transfer Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 128
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 133
Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Power Saving) . 133
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 133
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 134
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 134
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 135
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 136
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 137
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 137
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 138
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 138
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 139
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 140
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 140
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled) . 141
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 141
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 142
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 143
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 1438
Contents
❚❙ Appendix 144
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 155
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 166
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1689
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
4 2 13 5
6 7
bk 9 8
br bs
bl
bn bo bp bq
bm
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
1
Zoom controller
(pages 25, 50, 86, 87)
2
Shutter button (page 25)
3
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 23)
4
Flash (page 36)
5
Front lamp
(pages 46, 68)
6
Lens
7
Microphone
(pages 53, 98)
8
Back lamp
(pages 23, 26, 36)
9
[0] (Movie) button
(page 52)
bk
Connector cover
bl
USB/AV port (pages
87, 108, 116, 125)
bm
Strap hole (page 2)
bn
[SET] button (page 32)
bo
[ ] (Delete) button
(page 29)
bp
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 23, 28)
bq
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 13, 29, 32, 36,
65)
br
[r] (REC) button
(pages 23, 25)
bs
Monitor screen
(pages 11, 13)
Back
bt
Battery/memory card slots (pages 17, 21, 152, 153)
ck
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cl
Speaker
Front
bt ck cl
Bottom10
. Charger Unit
1
+7- Contacts
2
[CHARGE] Lamp
3
AC jack
3
2
111
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
Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (page 166)
2
Movie image quality (page 75)
3
Self-timer (page 46)
4
Recording mode (page 25)
5
White balance setting (page 77)
6
Remaining movie memory capacity
(page 52)
7
Image deterioration indicator
(page 51)
8
Metering mode (page 168)
9
Snapshot image size (page 33)
bk
Snapshot image quality (page 75)
bl
Flash (page 36)
bm
Focus (page 38)
bn
AF Area (page 41)
bo
CS (page 43)
bp
Self-timer (page 46)
bq
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 47, 48, 49)
br
Date/time (page 137)
bs
Shutter speed
bt
Exposure compensation (page 76)
ck
Aperture value
cl
ISO sensitivity (page 78)
cm
Timestamp indicator (page 137)
cn
Battery level indicator (page 18)
co
Focus frame (pages 26, 42)
cp
Anti Shake (page 67)
cq
Auto shutter (page 70)
cr
Focus mode (page 38)
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.
bl
bm
bn
bp
bq
bo
cp
cq
cr
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. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1
Flash (page 36)
2
Recording mode (page 52)
3
White balance setting (page 77)
4
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 52)
5
Movie recording time (page 52)
6
Exposure compensation (page 76)
7
Battery level indicator (page 18)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 95)
3
Folder name/file name (page 130)
4
Snapshot image quality (page 75)
5
Snapshot image size (page 33)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 78)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 137)
bk
Battery level indicator (page 18)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 95)
3
Folder name/file name (page 130)
4
Movie recording time (page 80)
5
Movie image quality (page 75)
6
Date/time (page 137)
7
Battery level indicator (page 18)
123
7 6
4
5
3 1
bk
4
7
5
8
9
6
2
1
4
5
7
23
6
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You can turn display information on and off by pressing [8] (DISP). You can
configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
Information display on Displays information about image settings, etc.
Information display +
Date/Time on
In addition to information about snapshot settings,
displays movie setting information and the date/time
screen.
• You can specify the date style you want to use
(page 138).
Information display off No information displayed14
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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 images a countless number of times.
Play
Record
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.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
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need do is
press the shutter button for perfect images.
See pages 48, 49 for more information.
See page 57 for more information.
BEST SHOT
See page 100 for more information.
Advanced Dynamic Photo
Extract people or objects out of images you shoot and insert them into another
snapshot or movie (background). You can even insert a moving subject to
create true Dynamic Photo images.
Make-up Mode/Landscape Mode
The Landscape Mode makes colors more vivid and
performs other processing that enhances the beauty of
natural scenery.
The Make-up Mode smoothes the skin texture of the subject
and softens facial shadows caused by harsh sunlight for
better looking portraits.16
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Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) 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 210 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the
charger.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charger problem, or
battery problem (page 151)
Off Charging complete
[CHARGE] lamp17
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-81L if included with camera, BC-80L if purchased
separately) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-80). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in
the direction of the lens), hold
the stopper next to the battery
in the direction indicated by
the arrow as you slide the
battery into the camera. Press
the battery in until the stopper
secures it in place.
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 152.
To load the battery
2
1
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Back
Battery contacts
Front
1
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
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
137).
• See page 170 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 36).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 139, 140).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 67).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ***
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red19
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 138). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) 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
[0] (Movie).
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 138
– Date and time: Page 137
SET
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[0] (Movie)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 166.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards21
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1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) 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 153.
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
2
1
Front Back
Front
1
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera and then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (MENU) and then press [SET] (page 32).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [6].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
To format (initialize) a new memory card23
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• 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 lens retracts about 10 seconds after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 139, 140) 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 140).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn on power
and enter the
REC mode
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and the lens will
extend out of the camera (page 25).
To turn on power
and enter the
PLAY mode
Press [p] (PLAY).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and an image currently
stored in camera memory will
appear on the monitor screen (page
28).
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p]
(PLAY)
[r]
(REC)24
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Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration 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.
IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not
blocking or are not too close to the flash. Fingers can
cause unwanted shadows when using the flash.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone25
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1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 57.
2. Point the camera at
the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
Snapshot mode icon
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 166)
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller26
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4. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
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.
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.
• The focus frame in the screen shots
included in this manual is shown at ß.
Note that you can change the form of the
focus frame, if you want (page 69).
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 52 for details.
Focus frame
Back lamp
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)27
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. If the image does not focus…
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-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 40) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
. To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 41) for more information.28
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Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 80.
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 166).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 13).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 86). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
[6] [6]
[4] [4]29
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If memory becomes full, you can delete snapshots and movies you no longer need in
order to free up storage and record more images.
• In either the REC mode or PLAY mode, you can delete files
simply by pressing [ ] (Delete).
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be
undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 98) deletes both the
snapshot and the audio file.
• You cannot delete files while movie or audio recording is in progress.
• The delete menu will not appear if you press [ ] (Delete) while “On” is selected for
the camera’s “Ü Disabled” setting (page 141). You can delete files only while “Off”
is selected for “Ü Disabled”.
1. Press [ ] (Delete).
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 [ ] (Delete).
1. Press [ ] (Delete).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [ ] (Delete).
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To exit the delete operation, press [ ] (Delete).
Deleting Snapshots and Movies
To delete a single file
To delete specific files
[ ] (Delete)30
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1. Press [ ] (Delete).
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.
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
when shooting an image.
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 75).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
To delete all files
Snapshot Shooting Precautions31
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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 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 40) or Manual Focus (page
38).
Auto Focus Restrictions32
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Snapshot Tutorial
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
* Snapshot image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
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.
If you selected “MENU”, the REC menu will appear.
If you selected “BS”, the BEST SHOT scene menu will appear.
• You can close the Control Panel by pressing [ ] (Delete).
Using the Control Panel
Control Panel Available settings
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
Image size/Quality* (pages 33, 75)
2
Flash (page 36)
3
Focus (page 38)
4
AF Area (page 41)
5
CS (page 43)
6
Self-timer (page 46)
7
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 47, 48, 49)
8
REC menu display (page 65)
9
BEST SHOT scene selection
(page 57)33
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NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 11) that is set to its initial
default (reset) setting. An icon will appear only if you change the setting of the
corresponding Control Panel option. The following are the initial defaults for Control
Panel options.
– Flash: Auto Flash
– Focus: Auto Focus
– AF Area: Spot
–CS: Off
– Self-timer: Off
– Face Detection: Off
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 65).
. 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)
8M (3264×2448) size image =
Approximately 8 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Pixel
3264*
2448*
640*
480*34
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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 166.
• For information about movie image size, see page 75.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 97.
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.35
Snapshot Tutorial
. 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].
• The initial factory default image size setting is “12M”.
• 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).
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description
12M
(4000
x
3000)
Poster Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 97) from the original
3:2
(4000×2656)
Poster Print
16:9
(4000×2240)
HDTV
8M
(3264×2448)
A3 Print
Good detail
5M
(2560×1920)
A4 Print
3M
(2048×1536)
3.5″x5″ 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.36
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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].
• If there are no indicators on the monitor
screen, you can cycle through the flash
modes by pressing [2] ( ). You can turn
display information on or off by pressing
[8] (DISP) (page 13).
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 169.
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).
Soft Flash Soft flash always fires, regardless of exposure conditions
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] ( )
>
?
< _ ¥ N VGA A Back lamp Flashes orange 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 orange, which indicates that charging is complete. < indicates the flash will fire.37 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 169) 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 photograph 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. The camera also has an auto red-eye correction feature that corrects for red-eye in recorded images. 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.38 Snapshot Tutorial You can select a focus mode setting. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top (Focus). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. *1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface. *2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting. Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus) Settings Type of Shot Focus Mode Approximate Focus Range* 1 Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies Q Auto Focus General recording Automatic Fixed focal point Approximately 15 cm to 9 (infinity) (5.9" to 9) (Wide Angle) Fixed distance * 2 ´ Macro Close ups Automatic Approximately 7 cm to 50 cm (2.8" to 19.7") (First step zoom from the Widest Angle setting) Á Super Macro Close ups Automatic Approximately 7 cm to 50 cm (2.8" to 19.7") ) Infinity Scenery and other distant subjects Fixed Infinity W Manual Focus When you want to focus manually Manual Approximately 15 cm to 9 (infinity)* 2 (5.9" to 9) (Wide Angle)39 Snapshot Tutorial Super Macro Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images. NOTE • Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed when you slide the zoom controller. To focus with manual focus 1. On the monitor screen, compose the image so the subject you want to focus on is within the yellow boundary. 2. Watching the image on the monitor screen use [4] and [6] to adjust focus. • At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed, the screen in step 1 will re-appear. NOTE • An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly. • Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image. • Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus, Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell you the focus range, as shown below. Example: oo cm to 9 * oo is the actual focusing range value. Yellow boundary40 Snapshot Tutorial Using Focus Lock “Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to compose an image in which the subject you want to focus on is not within the focus frame in the center of the screen. • To use focus lock, select “Û Spot” for the Auto Focus area (page 41). 1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with the subject you want to focus on and then half- press the shutter button. 2. Keeping the shutter button half-pressed (which maintains the focus setting), move the camera to compose the image. 3. When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the rest of the way down. NOTE • Focus lock also locks exposure (AE). Subject to be focused on Focus frame41 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top (AF Area). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. 4. Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically. Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area) Intelligent The camera automatically determines the focus point on the screen and focuses there (intelligent AF). • Face detection (page 47) operates automatically. Spot This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 40). Multi When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected, the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the camera focuses will be displayed in green. Tracking Half-pressing the shutter button focuses on the subject and causes the focus frame to track the movement of the subject. Ò Û È Ë42 Snapshot Tutorial 5. Press the shutter button the rest of the way down. IMPORTANT! •“È Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face Detection (page 47). •“Ë Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Auto Shutter (page 70). • Selecting “Ë Tracking” can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens operation while tracking a subject. This does not indicate malfunction. “Û Spot” or “Ë Tracking” “È Multi” Focus frame Focus frame “Ò Intelligent” Focus frame43 Snapshot Tutorial Your camera has four continuous shutter modes. • To turn off a continuous shutter mode, select “Off”. * fps (frames per second) is a unit of measurement indicating the number of images recorded or played back per second. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top (Continuous Shutter). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter mode you want, and then press [SET]. 4. Press the shutter button to shoot. Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed. Releasing the shutter button stops shooting. Using Continuous Shutter (CS) CS speed Maximum CS Shots Recorded Image Size Flash Mode CS: Normal Speed CS Depends on memory card capacity Until memory full According to image size setting According to flash mode setting CS: 4 fps 4 images per second 8 shots 2M (1600 x 1200 pixels) fixed Flash Off CS: 10 fps 10 images per second 20 shots 1M (1280 x 960 pixels) fixed Flash Off CS: Flash 3 images per second 3 shots 2M (1600 x 1200 pixels) fixed Flash On Z Z Z C B44 Snapshot Tutorial Specify the method to use for saving images recorded with the following continuous shutter (CS) modes. CS: 4 fps/10 fps 1. After continuous shutter shooting is finished, use [8] and [2] to select the save method you want and then press [SET]. • Does not save any of the images while “Cancel Save” is selected. Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images Save Selected The shot images are played back at slow speed so you can select the images you want to save. 1 While the shot images are playing back and an image appears that you want to save, press the shutter button. Each image that you select by pressing the shutter button will have a mark appended to it. 2 After selecting all of the images you want to save, press [0] (Movie). 3 Use [8] and [2] to select the save method you want and then press [SET]. Save All Saves all the images. Mark Buttons Used for Image Selection [4] [6] During playback, changes the playback direction and playback speed. While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back. [SET] Toggles between pause and play. Shutter button Press all the way down to select an image for saving. [0] (Movie) Saves the selected images and exits the image select operation. Save Selected: Saves selected images. Save All : Saves all the images. Cancel Save : Does not save any of the images.45 Snapshot Tutorial IMPORTANT! • If there is not enough available capacity on the memory card, you may not be able to record the number of CS images indicated on the monitor screen. Make sure your memory card has sufficient remaining capacity before shooting with using continuous shutter. • With continuous shutter, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for successive images as well. • When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still until shooting is finished. • Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following. – Some BEST SHOT scenes – Make-up Mode, Landscape Mode • The speed of “CS: Normal Speed CS” depends on the type of memory card loaded in the camera and the amount of free space available for storage. When shooting to built-in memory, continuous shutter shooting is relatively slow. • “CS: Normal Speed CS” speed is slower when shooting with flash. • You cannot use the self-timer in combination with “CS: Normal Speed CS”, “CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps”. • Note that images recorded with “CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps” and “CS: Flash” are of somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded with “CS: Normal Speed CS”. • The ISO sensitivity setting always is “Auto” for “CS: 4 fps”, “CS: 10 fps” and “CS: Flash”, regardless of the camera’s current ISO sensitivity setting. • The flash range for Flash CS is narrower than that for normal flash. • Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band or a pink cast on the monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction.46 Snapshot Tutorial With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top (Self-timer). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in progress. • You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing [SET]. NOTE • The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. CS: Normal Speed CS/4fps/10fps, some BEST SHOT scenes • The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. Auto Shutter, CS, Movie, Make-up Mode, Landscape Mode, some BEST SHOT scenes Using the Self-timer (Self-timer) 10sec Self-timer 10-second Self-timer 2sec Self-timer 2-second Self-timer • When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter speed, you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to camera movement. X3 Self-timer (Triple Self-timer) Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera to get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings, whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash charge condition. Self-timer Off Turns off the Self-timer. „ ‚ ” Front lamp47 Snapshot Tutorial When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to ten individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the bottom (Face Detection). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: On” and then press [SET]. 4. Point the camera at the subject(s). The camera will detect human faces and display a frame around each one. 5. Half-press the shutter button. The camera will focus and the frames around the faces it focuses on will turn green. 6. Press the shutter button the rest of the way down. IMPORTANT! • The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face. • The only focus mode available while face detection is enabled is Auto Focus (AF). • Face detection may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways. • Detection of the following types of faces is not supported. – Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade – A profile or a face that is at an angle – A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large – A face in an area that is very dark – The face of a pet or some other non-human subject • Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features. – Some BEST SHOT scenes – Movie Recording • The following function is disabled when shooting with face detection. – Multi AF Using Face Detection (Face Detection) Face Detection icon48 Snapshot Tutor

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