Casio – EX-Z450 – User Manual

Category: Digital Camera, Film Camera, and Vintage Camera User Guides and Manuals

Download user manual for Casio – EX-Z450 – User Manual 
Preview: Below is a preview of the manual as extracted from the PDF file


1
E
To go to “Getting the Most Out of Dynamic Photo” click here!
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-40)
Charger unit (BC-31L)
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Basic Reference
To attach the strap to the camera
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 12
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 17
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 28
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ Specifying Control Panel Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 29
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 32
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 34
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . . 35
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 36
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(CS) . . 37
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . . 39
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 41
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Shooting with the Make-up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up) . . 44
Shooting Beautiful Scenery Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Landscape Mode) . . 455
Contents
❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 47
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 50
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 52
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Shooting with AUTO BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Multi-motion Image) . . 60
❚❙ Advanced Settings 61
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 63
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 63
❚ Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 66
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 67
❚ Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter). . . 68
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 71
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 72
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 73
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 73
❚ Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame). . . 74
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 74
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 75
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 75
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 76
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 76
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 76
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 77
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 78
❚ Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size). . . 78
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Snapshot)). . . 78
❚ Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)). . . 79
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 79
❚ Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 80
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 81
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 81
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 81
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 826
Contents
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 82
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 82
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 82
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 82
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 83
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 91
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 91
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Layout Print) . . 94
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . . 95
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . . 96
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . . 98
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye) . . 98
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 99
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 100
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Keystone) . 100
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of
an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Correction) . 101
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 102
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 102
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . 103
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 103
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 104
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 104
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing) . 105
❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 106
❚❙ Dynamic Photo 107
To create a subject image to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 107
Inserting a Subject into a Background Image . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 110
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Converting a Dynamic Photo to a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Converter) . .1117
Contents
❚❙ Printing 112
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . 115
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 118
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 128
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. . 132
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 133
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 133
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 138
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 138
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 138
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 139
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 139
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 140
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 140
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 141
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 142
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 142
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 143
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 143
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 144
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 144
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 145
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 145
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 146
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 1468
Contents
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 147
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚❙ Appendix 149
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Computer System Requirements for
Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 160
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 172
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1749
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
. Charger Unit
General Guide
1
Shutter button (page 21)
2
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 20)
3
Flash (page 32)
4
½ (Make-up/
Landscape)
(pages 44, 45)
5
Front lamp
(pages 24, 67, 73)
6
Microphone
(pages 48, 105)
7
Lens
8
Zoom controller
(pages 21, 42, 87, 88)
9
Back lamp
(pages 20, 22, 32)
bk
[0] (movie) button
(page 47)
bl
[r] (REC) button
(pages 20, 21)
bm
Strap hole (page 2)
bn
Connector cover
bo
USB/AV port (pages
89, 113, 121, 130)
bp
[SET] button (page 28)
bq
[BS] button (page 52)
br
[MENU] button
(page 61)
bs
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 26, 28, 32, 61,
147)
bt
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 20, 25)
ck
Monitor screen
(pages 10, 147)
2 1
7 6
45 3 89bkbl
bq br bs bt ck bp bnbm bo
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
Back
cl
Battery/memory card slots (pages 15, 18, 157, 158)
cm
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cn
Speaker
cl cm cn
Bottom
Front
3
2 1 1
+- 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 172)
2
Movie image quality (page 79)
3
Self-timer (page 67)
4
Recording mode (page 21)
5
White balance setting (page 80)
6
Remaining movie memory capacity
(page 47)
7
Image deterioration indicator
(page 43)
8
Metering mode (page 81)
9
Snapshot image size (page 29)
bk
Snapshot image quality (page 78)
bl
Flash (page 32)
bm
AF Area (page 34)
bn
Lighting (page 35)
bo
ISO sensitivity (page 36)
bp
Continuous shutter (page 37)
bq
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 39, 44, 45)
br
Exposure compensation (page 41)
bs
Date/time (page 42)
bt
Timestamp indicator (page 141)
ck
Shutter speed
cl
Aperture value
cm
Focus frame (pages 22, 34)
cn
Battery level indicator (page 16)
co
Histogram (page 147)
cp
Anti Shake (page 72)
cq
Auto shutter (page 68)
cr
Focus mode (page 63)
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.
br
bl
bm
bn
bp
bq
bo
cn
co
cp
cq
cr
bs bt
9bk 4 35 17 68
cm ck cl bo
211
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1
Flash (page 32)
2
Recording mode (page 47)
3
White balance setting (page 80)
4
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47)
5
Movie recording time (page 47)
6
Exposure compensation (page 41)
7
Battery level indicator (page 16)
8
Histogram (page 147)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 102)
3
Folder name/file name (page 135)
4
Snapshot image quality (page 78)
5
Snapshot image size (page 29)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 36)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 42)
bk
Metering mode (page 81)
bl
White balance setting (page 99)
bm
Flash (page 32)
bn
Recording mode
bo
Battery level indicator (page 16)
bp
Histogram (page 147)
bq
Exposure compensation (page 41)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 102)
3
Folder name/file name (page 135)
4
Movie recording time (page 83)
5
Movie image quality (page 79)
6
Date/time (page 42)
7
Battery level indicator (page 16)
123
7 6
8
4
5
3 1
bp
bq
bo blbk bm bn
4
7
5
8
9
6
2
1
4
5
7
23
612
Quick Start Basics
Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
Delete
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Play
Record
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.13
Quick Start Basics
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
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.
An AUTO BEST SHOT mode automatically selects the
appropriate BEST SHOT sample scene based on
current shooting conditions.
The Make-up Mode smoothes the skin texture of the subject
and softens facial shadows caused by harsh sunlight for
better looking portraits.
See pages 44 , 45 for more information.
See page 52 for more information.
See page 107 for more information.
Dynamic Photo
Extract a moving subject out of a series of Continuous Shutter images you
have shot and insert them into another image to create a Dynamic Photo
image that features the moving subject.
Make-up Mode/Landscape Mode
BEST SHOT
The Landscape Mode makes colors more vivid and
performs other processing that enhances the beauty of
natural scenery.14
Quick Start Basics
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-40) 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 150 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE] lamp
will go out when charging is complete.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet and then remove the battery from
the charger.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red Charger unit or battery problem (page 156)
Off
Charging complete or standing by, due to abnormally
high or low ambient temperature (page 156)
[CHARGE] lamp15
Quick Start Basics
Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-31L/BC-30L) to charge the special lithium ion battery
(NP-40). Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different
charger can result in an unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows
in the illustration.
2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing upwards (in the
direction of the monitor
screen), hold the stopper next
to the battery in the direction
indicated by the arrow as you
slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in
until the stopper secures it in
place.
To load the battery
1
2
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Front Back
Battery contacts16
Quick Start Basics
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
battery, see page 157.
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
142).
• See page 176 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 32).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 143, 144).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ** *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red
1
217
Quick Start Basics
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 143). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the
language you want and then press
[SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
4. Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[BS].
5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 143
– Date and time: Page 142
SET
[ON/OFF]
[BS]18
Quick Start Basics
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 172.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows
in the illustration.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you
hear it click securely into place.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
To load a memory card
1
2
Front Back
Front19
Quick Start Basics
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
memory card, see page 158.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 18) 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.
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 card
1
220
Quick Start Basics
To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p]
(PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. 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 143,
144) 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 144).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)21
Quick Start Basics
1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 52.
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 172)
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller22
Quick Start Basics
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 74).
Shooting 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)23
Quick Start Basics
. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 75).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal Auto Focus, which
means you can capture quick moving action more easily. Note, however, that some
images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button in order
to ensure proper focus.
. If the image does not focus…
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.) 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 66) 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
Use [4] and [6] to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject, without half-
pressing the shutter button. See “Ë Tracking” (page 34) for more information.24
Quick Start Basics
Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the
strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
dropping the camera, attach the wrist
strap and make sure it is around your
fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its
strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use
with this camera only. Never use it for
any other purpose.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone
Strap25
Quick Start Basics
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 83.
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 172).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 147).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 87). 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]26
Quick Start Basics
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 105) 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 files27
Quick Start Basics
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 78).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist lamp to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 66) or Manual Focus (page
63).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions28
Snapshot Tutorial
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.
NOTE
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 61).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while a Dynamic Photo, Prerecord Movie,
For YouTube, or Voice Recording Operation is in progress.
Using the Control Panel
[SET]
Control Panel Available settings
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
1
Image size/Quality* (pages 29, 78)
2
Flash (page 32)
3
AF Area (page 34)
4
Lighting (page 35)
5
ISO sensitivity (page 36)
6
Continuous shutter (page 37)
7
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 39, 44, 45)
8
EV shift (page 41)
9
Date/Time (page 42)29
Snapshot Tutorial
You can use the following procedure to specify the eight items you want on the
Control Panel.
1. While the Control Panel is displayed, press
[MENU].
• This will display a menu of Control Panel items, with
the items currently selected for display shown in
green.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select an item you
want on the Control Panel and then press [SET].
This will cause the lamp next to the item to light.
3. Repeat the above step to select eight items for the Control Panel.
After you select the eighth item, the camera switches to the REC mode and
displays the Control Panel.
• To exit the item select operation, press [MENU].
NOTE
• The “Date/Time” item at the bottom of the Control Panel is fixed and cannot be
changed.
• The screen shots in this manual show the initial default Control Panel items.
• To return the Control Panel items to their initial defaults, reset the camera (page
146).
. 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.
Specifying Control Panel Items
Changing the Image Size (Size)
Pixel30
Snapshot Tutorial
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 172.
• For information about movie image size, see page 79.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 104.
8M (3264
x
2448) size image =
Approximately 8 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as A3 size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail,
etc.
3264*
2448*
640*
480*31
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 104) 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.32
Snapshot Tutorial
1. In the REC mode, press [2] ( ) once.
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 175.
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.
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. Flash [2] ( ) >
?
< _ ¥ N 12 A33 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 175) 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. Other Useful Flash Features • Changing the flash intensity (page 82)34 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third 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. 5. Press the shutter button the rest of the way down. Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area) Intelligent The camera automatically detects the optimal focus point and focuses on it (Intelligent AF). Spot This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 66). 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 Pressing [4] or [6] focuses on the subject and causes the focus frame to track the movement of the subject. Half-pressing the shutter button performs Spot AF. Ò Í È Ë “Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking” “È Multi” Focus frame Focus frame “Ò Intelligent” Focus frame35 Snapshot Tutorial IMPORTANT! •“È Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face Detection (page 39). •While “Ë Tracking” is selected, the [4] and [6] keys do not perform functions assigned to them (page 75). •“Ë Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Auto Shutter (page 68). • Selecting “Ë Tracking” can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens operation while tracking a subject. This does not indicate malfunction. You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas when shooting images. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top (Lighting). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • You also can optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas in existing images (page 98). Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting) Extra Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “On” setting. When this option is selected, it takes longer for the image to be stored after the shutter button is pressed. On Performs brightness correction. Off Does not perform brightness correction. Î Ï Ì36 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 fifth 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 1600 ISO 320037 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 sixth 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 1.2M (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 C38 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 [MENU]. 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. [MENU] 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.39 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 (AUTO BEST SHOT, Dynamic Photo, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice Recording) – 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. 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 seventh Control Panel option from the top (Face Detection). Using Face Detection (Face Detection)40 Snapshot Tutorial 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. Tips for Best Face Detection Results • The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face. • Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the focus mode when shooting with face detection. • 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 IMPORTANT! • Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features. – Some BEST SHOT scenes (Dynamic Photo, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice Recording) – Movie Recording • The following function is disabled when shooting with face detection. – Multi AF41 Snapshot Tutorial You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it. • Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV • Unit: 1/3EV 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the bottom (EV Shift). 3. Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value. To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV value to 0.0. 4. Press [SET]. This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation value you set remains in effect until you change it. NOTE • When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation. Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift) [6]:Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best for light-colored subjects and backlit subjects. [4]:Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on a clear day. Exposure compensation value42 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 142) for the date: Month/Day or

Leave a Comment