Casio – EX-Z370 – 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
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
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 Basic Reference
To attach the strap to the camera
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Attach strap here.3
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Basic Reference 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 13
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 18
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 30
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 31
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 35
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . 37
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 38
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 40
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode) . . 41
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . . 43
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Contents
❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 47
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 49
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 51
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚❙ Advanced Settings 54
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 56
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 56
❚ Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame). . . 59
❚ Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 60
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 60
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 61
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 61
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 62
❚ Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode). . . 62
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 62
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 63
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 63
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 63
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 63
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 64
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 65
❚ Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size). . . 65
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Snapshot)). . . 65
❚ Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)). . . 65
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 66
❚ Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 67
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 68
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 68
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 68
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 69
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 69
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 69
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 69
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 696
Contents
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 70
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 74
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 74
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye) . . 75
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . . 75
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . . 76
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . . 77
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . . 77
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . . 78
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing) . . 78
❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 80
❚❙ Printing 81
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 87
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . . 97
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. . 101
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 102
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 102
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1057
Contents
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 107
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 107
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 107
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 108
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 108
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 109
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 110
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 110
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . .111
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . .111
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 112
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 112
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 113
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 113
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 114
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 115
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 115
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 116
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . . (Histogram) . 116
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
❚❙ Appendix 118
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 129
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 139
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1418
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1
Zoom controller
(pages 24, 44, 71)
2
Shutter button (page 24)
3
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 22)
4
Flash (page 35)
5
Front lamp (page 37)
6
Lens
7
Microphone
(pages 48, 79)
ck
Battery/memory card slots
(pages 16, 20, 125, 127)
cl
Speaker
cm
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
45 3 2 1
6 7
9
bp
8 bk
bm
bo br bs bt bq
bl
bn
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
Front Back
cl cm ck
Bottom
8
Back lamp
(pages 22, 25, 35)
9
[0] (Movie) button
(page 47)
bk
[MENU] button
(page 54)
bl
Strap hole (page 2)
bm
Connector cover
bn
USB/AV port
(pages 72, 82, 90, 99)
bo
[SET] button (page 30)
bp
[BS] button (page 51)
bq
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 22, 27)
br
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 28, 30, 35, 54,
116)
bs
[r] (REC) button
(pages 22, 24)
bt
Monitor screen
(pages 10, 116)9
. Charger Unit
3
2
1
1
+7- Contacts
2
[CHARGE] Lamp
3
AC jack10
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 139)
2
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
3
Recording mode (page 24)
4
White balance setting (page 67)
5
Continuous shutter (page 60)
6
Image deterioration indicator (page 45)
7
Metering mode (page 68)
8
Snapshot image size (page 31)
9
Snapshot image quality (page 65)
bk
Movie image quality (page 34)
bl
Flash (page 35)
bm
Self-timer (page 37)
bn
AF Area (page 38)
bo
ISO sensitivity (page 40)
bp
easy Mode (page 41)
bq
Face Detection (page 43)
br
Date/time (page 44)
bs
Timestamp indicator (page 110)
bt
Exposure compensation (page 66)
ck
Focus frame (pages 25, 39)
cl
Battery level indicator (page 17)
cm
Histogram (page 116)
cn
Anti Shake (page 61)
co
Focus mode (page 56)
bq
bk
bl
bm
bo
bp
bn
br bs
89 34 16 57
ck cl
2
bt
cn
co
cm11
. Shutter Button Half-pressed
. easy Mode
1
Recording mode (page 24)
2
Flash (page 35)
3
ISO sensitivity (page 40)
4
Aperture value
5
Shutter speed
6
Focus frame (pages 25, 39)
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.
1
Flash (page 35)
2
Self-timer (page 37)
3
Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 139)
4
Snapshot image size (page 31)
5
Date/time (page 44)
6
Battery level indicator (page 17)
7
Focus frame (pages 25, 39)
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4
5
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. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1
Flash (page 35)
2
Recording mode (page 47)
3
White balance setting (page 67)
4
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
5
Movie recording time (page 47)
6
Exposure compensation (page 66)
7
Battery level indicator (page 17)
8
Histogram (page 116)
9
Anti Shake (page 61)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 76)
3
Folder name/file name (page 104)
4
Snapshot image quality (page 65)
5
Snapshot image size (page 31)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 40)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 44)
bk
Metering mode (page 68)
bl
White balance setting (page 67)
bm
Flash (page 35)
bn
Recording mode
bo
Battery level indicator (page 17)
bp
Histogram (page 116)
bq
Exposure compensation (page 66)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 76)
3
Folder name/file name (page 104)
4
Movie recording time (page 70)
5
Movie image quality (page 34)
6
Date/time (page 44)
7
Battery level indicator (page 17)
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8
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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.14
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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
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
to do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
Anti Shake
The camera corrects automatically to minimize
image blur due to camera movement and high-
speed subject movement.
See page 61 for more information.
See page 51 for more information.
See page 43 for more information.
Face Detection
Point the camera at a person and it automatically
detects the person’s face for beautiful portraits
every time.15
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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 125)
Off Charging complete
[CHARGE] lamp16
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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.
Pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
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
2
1
Stopper
EXILIM logo
Front Back
Battery contacts17
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3. Close the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover against the camera, slide
it closed.
• For information about how to replace the battery,
see page 125.
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.
• The camera date and time display will not be correct if the camera is left for about
30 days with no power supplied while the battery is dead. If this happens, load new
battery and then set the correct time and date (page 110).
• See page 143 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 35).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 112, 112).
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 111). 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
[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
[SET]
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[BS]19
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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 too soon after you set the time and date can cause the date
and time display to become incorrect. 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 and
movies recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When
no memory card is loaded, images and movies are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 139.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
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 111
– Date and time: Page 110
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards20
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1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its
back is facing upwards (in the
direction of the monitor screen), slide it
into the card slot all the way in until
you hear it click securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover against the camera, slide
it closed.
• For information about how to replace the memory
card, see page 127.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 19) 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
Back
1
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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. Select 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 card22
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To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p]
(PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode,
the lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends.
Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot extend
creates the risk of malfunction.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 112,
112) 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 113).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p]
(PLAY)
[r]
(REC)23
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Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration 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.
Front lamp
Flash
Strap
Lens
Microphone24
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1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 51.
2. Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 139)
Snapshot mode icon
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.
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.
• 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 59).
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 47 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)26
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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 58) 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 38) for more information.27
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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 70.
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 116).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 71). 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]28
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If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need to free up storage
and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 78) deletes both the snapshot and the audio file.
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].
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 files29
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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
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 65).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– 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 58) or Manual Focus (page
56).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions30
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Snapshot Tutorial
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera 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.
NOTE
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 54).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while an easy Mode, For YouTube, or
Voice Recording Operation is in progress.
Using the Control Panel
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will cause a Control Panel to appear along the right side
of the monitor screen. The settings available for the currently
selected Control Panel also appear. You can use the control
panel to configure various camera settings.
1
Snapshot image size/quality*
(pages 31, 65)
2
Movie image quality (page 34)
3
Flash (page 35)
4
Self-timer (page 37)
5
AF Area (page 38)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 40)
7
easy Mode (page 41)
8
Face Detection (page 43)
9
Date/Time (page 44)
Available settings Control Panel
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
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. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size) through
a print service, attaching an image to e-mail,
when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
Changing the Image Size (Size)
10M (3648×2736) size image =
Approximately 10 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Pixel
3648*
2736*
640*
480*32
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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 139.
• For information about movie image size, see page 34.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 77.
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.33
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. To select the snapshot image size
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Snapshot
Image Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
• The initial factory default image size setting is “14M”.
• 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
14M
(4320×3240)
Poster Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 78) from the original
3:2
(4320×2880)
Poster Print
16:9
(4320
x
2432)
HDTV
10M
(3648×2736)
Poster Print
Good detail
6M
(2816×2112)
A3 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.34
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. Specifying Movie Image Quality
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (WIDE) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the top
(Movie Image Quality).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• The 16:9 aspect ratio is available only when “WIDE” is selected as the image
quality.
• Memory capacity (Movie recording time you can shoot) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 140).
Image Quality (Pixels) Approximate Data Rate Frame Rate
WIDE 848
x
480 12.5 Megabits/second 30 frames/second
STD 640
x
480 10.6 Megabits/second 30 frames/second35
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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 116).
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 142.
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.
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. [2] ( ) Flash >
?
< ¥ STD STD STD N VGA36 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 142) 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. 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 69)37 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 fourth 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]. Using the Self-timer (Self-timer) 10 sec Self-timer 10-second Self-timer 2 sec 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 lamp38 Snapshot Tutorial NOTE • The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. Continuous Shutter, certain BEST SHOT scene (Voice Recording) • The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following feature. – BEST SHOT scene (For YouTube) – easy Mode – Movie Recording 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth 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) Spot This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 58). 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. Û È Ë39 Snapshot Tutorial 5. Press the shutter button the rest of the way down. IMPORTANT! • 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” Focus frame Focus frame “È Multi” B40 Snapshot Tutorial ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth 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. Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO) AUTO Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions ISO 64 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 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 160041 Snapshot Tutorial The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups and simplifies snapshot recording. This mode is recommended for those who are new to digital imaging. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third option from the bottom in the Control Panel (easy Mode). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select “| ON” and then press [SET]. This enters the easy mode. 4. Point the camera at the subject. If the camera detects a human face, it continually focuses on the face (page 43). If the camera does not detect a face, it continually focuses on the center of the screen. • The camera will focus and adjust brightness, and focus frame will turn green. 5. When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button. This records the snapshot. IMPORTANT! • Vibration and noise will occur due to lens operation. This does not indicate malfunction. . Using the easy Menu The easy menu contains flash, self-timer, and image size settings, plus an item for exiting the easy mode. While the camera is in the easy mode, all the other settings (besides Flash, Self- timer, Image Size, and easy Mode) on the REC tab menu (page 130) and Quality tab menu (page 130) are fixed at preset optimum values. Any settings you configured on these tabs are not used in the easy mode. Using the easy Mode (easy Mode)42 Snapshot Tutorial IMPORTANT! • To use the Set Up tab menu (page 131), you need to exit the easy mode. To do this, select the “easy Mode” item in step 2 of the following procedure, and then select l in step 3. After that, you can use the Set Up tab menu as you normally do. 1. Press [MENU]. The easy menu displays larger text than standard menus. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item you want, and then press [SET]. 3. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. • An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings. • See the following for details. – Flash (page 35) – Self-timer (page 37) – Image Size (page 31) • The following are the settings you can select for “easy Mode”. • On-screen pop-up help text provides a brief explanation of each setting. Menu Item: Available Settings: Flash > (Auto Flash)* / < (Flash On) / ? (Flash Off) Self-timer • (10-second self-timer) / l* Image Size ã* / & / ! easy Mode k / l* Exit Menu Exit the easy menu To do this: Select this setting: Stay in the easy mode, without switching to another recording type k Switch from the easy mode to a standard recording type l43 Snapshot Tutorial When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to twelve individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second 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 (For YouTube, Voice Recording) – Movie Recording • The AF area setting (page 38) is ignored while face detection is enabled. Using Face Detection (Face Detection) B44 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (Date/Time). Use [4] and [6] to select the date or time. NOTE • You can select either of two display style (page 111) for the date: Month/Day or Day/Month. • The time is displayed using 24-hour format. Your camera provides you with 4X 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 4X to 63.8X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 46). 1. In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom. 2. Press the shutter button to shoot the image. IMPORTANT! • Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping (page 110) is turned on. 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 45). • 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. • Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical zoom setting before you press the shutter button to start movie recording. If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor. • During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting. Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point Image deterioration indicator Zoom bar Focusing range (Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and Manual Focus.) 4X to 27.0X Undeteriorated image quality range 1X 16X to 63.8X Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.) Image deterioration Optical/digital zoom switch point * 4X optical zoom point Deteriorated image quality range46 Snapshot Tutorial • The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 31). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration point. • Though digital zoom generally causes a deterioration of image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration is possible with image sizes of “10M” and smaller. The range in which you can use digital zoom without image deterioration is indicated on the display. The deterioration point depends on the image size. Image Size Maximum Zoom Factor Undeteriorated zoom limit 14M 16X 4X 3:2 16X 4X 16:9 16X 4X 10M 19X 4.7X 6M 24.5X 6.1X 3M 33.7X 8.4X VGA 63.8X 27.0X47 Recording Movie Images and Audio Recording Movie Images and Audio 1. Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 34). The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you select. 2. In the REC mode, press [0] (Movie). This will start recording and display Y on the monitor screen. Movie recording includes monaural audio. 3. Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording. • Each movie can be up to 29 minutes long. Movie recording stops automatically after 29 minutes of recording. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you stop movie recording by pressing [0] (Movie). Shooting with BEST SHOT With BEST SHOT (page 51), you can select the sample scene that matches the type of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene, for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appear clearer and brighter. To record a movie Recording time Remaining recording time (page 140) [0] (Movie)48 Recording Movie Images and Audio NOTE • Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction. • The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie. – Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your fingers, etc. – Good recording results are not possible when the camera is too far away from what you are trying to record. – Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button noise to be picked up in the audio. • Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction. The band will not be recorded in a snapshot, but will be recorded in the case of a movie. • When using certain types of memory cards, it can take too much time to record data, which can result in breaks in the image and/or audio. This condition is indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor screen. To avoid loss of movie frames, use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second is recommended (page 128). • Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing [0] (Movie) to start recording. • The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is recommended under these conditions. • Auto Focus and Macro Focus become fixed focus while shooting a movie (page 56). Microphone49 Recording Movie Images and Audio 1. While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button. Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded. NOTE • You can use [2] ( ) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting. • Movie recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is recorded. • Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible while any one of the following BEST SHOT scenes is selected. For YouTube, Voice Recording Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie. • For information about Voice Recording capacities, see page 140. 1. In the REC mode, press [BS]. 2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the ` (Voice Recording) scene and then press [SET]. This causes ` to appear on the monitor screen. 3. Press the shutter button to start recording. • The back lamp flashes green while recording is in progress. • Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a marker into the recording. During playback, you will be able to jump to the marke

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