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Digital Camera
EX-Z500
User’s Guide
K806FCM1DMX
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/.INTRODUCTION
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Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery (NP-40)
USB Cradle
(CA-29)
USB Cable Basic Reference
Camera Strap
Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type)
(AD-C52G)
AC Power Cord *
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
○○○○○ ○ ○
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera.
Special AC Adaptor (Plug-in Type)
(AD-C52J)
CD-ROM AV Cable
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INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
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Contents
2 INTRODUCTION
Unpacking ………………………………………………………….. 2
Features …………………………………………………………….. 9
Precautions ………………………………………………………. 12
18 QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery! …………………………………….. 18
To configure display language and clock settings ….. 19
To record an image ……………………………………………. 20
To view a recorded image …………………………………… 21
To delete an image …………………………………………….. 21
22 GETTING READY
About This Manual …………………………………………….. 22
General Guide …………………………………………………… 23
Camera 23
USB Cradle 25
Monitor Screen Contents ……………………………………. 26
REC Mode 26
PLAY Mode 28
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen 30
Attaching the Strap ……………………………………………. 31
Power Requirements …………………………………………. 32
Loading the Rechargeable Battery 32
To charge the battery 33
To replace the battery 38
Power Supply Precautions 39
Turning the Camera On and Off 42
Configuring Power Saving Settings 44
Using the On-screen Menus ……………………………….. 45
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings … 48
To configure display language and clock settings 49
51 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Recording an Image …………………………………………… 51
Aiming the Camera 51
Recording an Image 52
Using Zoom ………………………………………………………. 58
Optical Zoom 58
Digital Zoom 60
Using the Flash …………………………………………………. 62
Flash Unit Status 64
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting 65
Using Flash Assist 65INTRODUCTION
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Using the Self-timer …………………………………………… 67
Specifying Image Size ……………………………………….. 70
Specifying Image Quality ……………………………………. 71
72 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ………………………………….. 72
Using Auto Focus 73
Using the Macro Mode 76
Using Pan Focus 77
Using the Infinity Mode 77
Using Manual Focus 78
Using Focus Lock 79
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ……………………… 80
Adjusting White Balance …………………………………….. 82
Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually 83
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode)…………………………………. 85
Using the BEST SHOT Mode ……………………………… 86
Displaying Sample Scenes Individually 88
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup 89
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup 90
Reducing the Effects of Hand or Subject Movement 91
Shooting with High Sensitivity …………………………….. 92
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot) ……………………………….. 93
To use Business Shot 94
Recording a Movie …………………………………………….. 95
Specifying Movie Image Quality 96
Recording a Movie 97
Recording Audio ………………………………………………… 99
Adding Audio to a Snapshot 99
Recording Your Voice 100
Using the Histogram ………………………………………… 102
REC Mode Camera Settings …………………………….. 105
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys 106
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off 107
Turning Image Review On and Off 107
Specifying Power On Default Settings 108
Specifying ISO Sensitivity 110
Selecting the Metering Mode 111
Using the Filter Function 112
Specifying Outline Sharpness 113
Specifying Color Saturation 113
Specifying Contrast 114
Resetting the Camera 114INTRODUCTION
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115 PLAYBACK
Basic Playback Operation …………………………………..115
Playing an Audio Snapshot 116
Zooming the Display Image ………………………………..117
Resizing an Image …………………………………………….118
Cropping an Image…………………………………………….119
Playing and Editing a Movie ……………………………… 121
Playing a Movie 121
Editing a Movie 122
Capturing a Still Image from a Movie
(MOTION PRINT) 126
Displaying the 9-image View …………………………….. 127
Displaying the Calendar Screen ………………………… 128
Playing a Slideshow …………………………………………. 129
Using the Photo Stand Feature 132
Rotating the Display Image……………………………….. 133
Adding Audio to a Snapshot ……………………………… 134
To re-record audio 135
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ………………….. 136
Displaying Camera Images on a TV Screen ……….. 137
Selecting the Video Output System 138
140 DELETING FILES
Deleting a Single File ……………………………………….. 140
Deleting All Files ……………………………………………… 141
142 FILE MANAGEMENT
Folders …………………………………………………………… 142
Memory Folders and Files 142
Protecting Files ……………………………………………….. 143
To protect a single file 143
To protect all files in memory 144
Using the FAVORITE Folder ……………………………… 144
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder 144
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder 146
To delete a file from the FAVORITE folder 147
To delete all files from the FAVORITE folder 147INTRODUCTION
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148 OTHER SETTINGS
Configuring Sound Settings ………………………………. 148
To configure sound settings 148
To set the confirmation tone volume level 148
To set the audio volume level for movie and audio
snapshot playback 149
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ……….. 149
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method ………………………………………….. 150
Setting the Clock ……………………………………………… 151
To select your Home Time zone 151
To set the current time and date 152
Changing the Date Format 152
Using World Time …………………………………………….. 153
To display the World Time screen 153
To configure World Time settings 153
Changing the Display Language ……………………….. 154
Changing the Brightness of the Monitor Screen ….. 155
Changing the USB Port Protocol ……………………….. 155
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [ ] (PLAY)
Power On/Off Functions ……………………………………. 156
Formatting Built-in Memory……………………………….. 157
159 USING A MEMORY CARD
Using a Memory Card ………………………………………. 160
To insert a memory card into the camera 160
To replace the memory card 161
Formatting a Memory Card 162
Copying Files ………………………………………………….. 163
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a
memory card 164
To copy a specific file from a memory card to
built-in memory 164
166 PRINTING IMAGES
DPOF ……………………………………………………………… 167
To configure print settings for a single image 168
To configure print settings for all images 169
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT …………… 170
Date Printing 174
PRINT Image Matching III …………………………………….. 175
Exif Print …………………………………………………………. 175INTRODUCTION
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176 VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer …….. 176
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer……. 184
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images to a
Computer ………………………………………………………… 188
Memory Data …………………………………………………… 189
DCF Protocol 189
Memory Folder Structure 190
Image Files Supported by the Camera 191
193 USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer …….. 193
About the bundled CD-ROM 193
Computer System Requirements 195
Managing Images on a PC 196
Retouching, Reorienting, and Printing a Snapshot 199
Playing a Movie 201
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files) 202
User Registration 202
Exiting the Menu Application 202
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ……. 203
About the bundled CD-ROM 203
Computer System Requirements 204
Managing Images on a Macintosh 205
Playing a Movie 206
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files) 206
To register as a camera user 207
208 APPENDIX
Menu Reference ………………………………………………. 208
Indicator Lamp Reference ………………………………….211
Troubleshooting Guide ……………………………………… 214
If you have problems installing the USB driver… 219
Display Messages 220
Specifications ………………………………………………….. 222INTRODUCTION
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IMPORTANT!
 The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this manual.
 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties
which may arise due to the use or malfunction of the
EX-Z500.
 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for any damages or losses suffered by you or
any third party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss caused by
deletion of data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or
battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important
data on other media to protect against its loss.
 Note that the example screens and product
illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ
somewhat by the screens and configuration of the
actual camera.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, and
DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
• Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.INTRODUCTION
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Features
• 5.0 million effective pixels
The CCD provides 5.25 million total pixels for images of
outstanding resolution and detail.
• 2.7-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 8.7MB built-in memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• Bundled with a USB Cradle
The bundled USB cradle can be used to charge the
camera’s battery (page 33), to view images on a TV
screen (page 137), and to transfer images to a computer
(page 176). A Photo Stand feature lets you view images
while the camera is on the cradle (page 132).
• REC mode or PLAY mode power up (page 156)
Press [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY) to turn on the camera
and enter the mode you want to use.
• AF assist light (page 65)
Improves auto focus accuracy when shooting under dim
lighting.
• 12X zoom (page 58)
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
 LCD Panel
The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD
manufacturing technology that provides a pixel yield of
99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the total pixels
are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned
on).
 Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, and
audio files violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.INTRODUCTION
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• Triple Self-timer (page 67)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Quick Shutter (page 74)
When you press the shutter button all the way down
without pausing, the camera immediately records the
image without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed.
This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you
wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
• Auto Focus Area Selection (page 75)
When “ Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at nine
different points and automatically selects the best one.
• BEST SHOT (page 86)
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful images
every time. New BEST SHOT sample scenes include
setups for High Sensitivity and Anti Shake.
• Business Shot (page 93)
Business Shot automatically corrects rectangular shapes
when recording the image of a business card, document,
whiteboard, or similar subjects from an angle.
• Movie recording with audio (page 95)
VGA size, 30 fps, Motion JPEG format
• MOTION PRINT (page 126)
Capture frames from a movie and create still images that
are suitable for printing.
• Audio Snapshot mode (page 99)
Use this mode to record snapshots that also include
audio.
• Voice Recording (page 100)
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• Real-time RGB histogram (page 102)
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than
ever before.INTRODUCTION
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• Calendar screen (page 128)
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first file recorded for
that date, which helps to make searching for a particular
file quicker and easier.
• After Recording (page 134)
Use this mode to add audio to snapshots after you record
them.
• Selectable Sound Settings (page 148)
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter button half-way or
all the way, or perform a key operation.
• World Time (page 153)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 159)
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 167)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by
professional print services.
• PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT support (page
170)
Connect directly to a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
compatible printer and you can print images without going
through a computer.
• PRINT Image Matching III Compatible (page 175)
Images include PRINT Image Matching III data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• DCF Data Storage (page 189)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.INTRODUCTION
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• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
(pages 196, 199, 205)
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
Precautions
 General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-Z500.
All references in this manual to “camera” refer to the
CASIO EX-Z500 Digital Camera.
 Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so
creates the risk of serious accident.
 Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electric shock when exposed. Always leave
maintenance and repair work up to a CASIO authorized
service center.
 Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out
of the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally,
contact your physician immediately.
 Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating
a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s
vision and create the risk of accident.INTRODUCTION
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 Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage
if it is fired too close to the eyes. This is especially true
with young children. When using the flash, the camera
should be at least one meter (3.3´) from the eyes of the
subject.
 Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
 Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
 Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn it off. Next, taking
care you do not burn your fingers, remove the camera’s
battery and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the risk of fire and electric shock. After
making sure there is no more smoke coming from the
camera, take it to your nearest CASIO authorized service
center for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.
 Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device
besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor
besides the one that comes with this camera.
 Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
 At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor power cord
from the power outlet and clean the area around the
prongs of the plug. Dust build up around the prongs can
create the risk of fire.
 If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
 Never use the camera inside of an aircraft or in any other
area where its use is prohibited. Doing so creates the risk
of accident.
 Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the data stored in its memory to be deleted. Always
keep backup copies of data by transferring them to
personal computer memory.INTRODUCTION
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 Test for proper operation before using the
camera!
Before using the camera to record important images, make
sure you first record a number of test images and check the
results to ensure that the camera is configured correctly
and operating properly.
 Never open the battery cover, disconnect the AC adaptor
from the camera, or unplug the AC adaptor from the wall
socket while an image is being recorded. Doing so will not
only make storage of the current image impossible, it can
also corrupt other image data already stored in file
memory.INTRODUCTION
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 Operating conditions
 This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
 Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
 Data Error Precautions
 Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
— Removing the battery or memory card, or setting the
camera onto the USB cradle while the camera is
performing a record or memory access operation
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
placing the camera onto the USB cradle while the
operation lamp is still flashing green after you turn off
the camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera
from the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor
from the USB cradle while a data communication
operation is being performed
— Low battery power
— Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 220). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.INTRODUCTION
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 Power Supply
 Use only the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type of
battery is not supported.
 This camera does not have a separate battery for the
clock. The date and time will reset whenever the camera
is not supplied power by the battery and/or the USB
cradle for about 30 hours. Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 151).
 Lens
 Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
 You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain
types of images, such as a slight bend in lines that should
be straight. This is due to the characteristics of lens, and
does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
 Condensation
 When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or
otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature,
there is the possibility that condensation can form on the
exterior or on interior components. Condensation can
cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid
exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
 To keep condensation from forming, place the camera
into a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is
much warmer or colder than your current location. Leave
it in the plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a
chance to reach the same temperature as the new
location. If condensation does form, remove the battery
from the camera and leave the battery cover open for a
few hours.INTRODUCTION
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 Caring for your camera
 Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can
interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the
lens with your fingers. You can remove dust particles
from the lens surface by using a lens blower to blow them
off. Next, wipe the surface of the lens with a soft lens
cloth.
 Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the flash
can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid
touching the flash. If the flash becomes dirty, wipe it clean
with a soft, dry cloth.
 If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
 Other
 The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.QUICK START GUIDE
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QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery!
1. Load the battery into the camera
(page 32).
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the
battery (page 33).
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where
you purchased the camera.
• It takes about 180 minutes to achieve a full charge.
1
2
3
○○○○ ○○○○○○○○○○○○
2 1 Inlet Type
1 Plug-in Type
[CHARGE] lamp
Charging: Lights red
Charging Complete: Lights green
StopperQUICK START GUIDE
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1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the language you
want.
3. Press [SET] to register the language setting.
4. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the geographical area
you want, and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the city you want, and then
press [SET].
6. Use [] and [] to select the summer time (DST) setting
you want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [] and [] to select the date format setting you
want, and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
To configure display language and clock settings
• Be sure to configure the following settings
before using the camera to record images.
See page 48 for details.
DISP
SET
[]
[]
[][]
[SET]
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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To record an image
See page 52 for details.
1. Press [ ] (REC).
• This enters the REC (recording) mode.
2. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen to compose the image, and then press
the shutter button half way.
• When the camera finishes its Auto Focus operation, the
focus frame will turn green and the operation lamp lights
green.
3. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
button all the way down.
1
3
2
Operation lamp
Focus frame
Auto recording icon
Before using a commercially available memory
card, be sure to first format it using the camera’s
formatting procedure. For details about formatting
a memory card, see page 162.QUICK START GUIDE
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1. Press [ ] (PLAY).
2. Press [] ( ).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want to
delete.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the image.
To delete an image
See page 140 for details.
1. Press [ ] (PLAY).
• This enters the PLAY (playback) mode.
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the
images.
To view a recorded image
See page 115 for details.
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GETTING READY
This term as used in this
manual:
“camera”
“file memory”
“battery”
“charger”
Means this:
The CASIO EX-Z500 Digital
Camera
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 53)
The NP-40 Rechargeable
Lithium Ion Battery
The optionally available CASIO
BC-30L charger
 Button Operations
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
 On-screen Text
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
 Supplementary Information
 IMPORTANT! indicates very important
information you need to know in order to use the camera
correctly.
 NOTE indicates information that is useful when
operating the camera.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
“digital noise” Tiny flecks or “snow” in a
recorded image or on the
monitor screen, which makes
the image look grainy.
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
About This Manual
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
 Terminology
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.GETTING READY
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 File Memory
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
 The camera’s built-in memory
 An SD memory card loaded in the camera
 A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 189.
 Front
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each
component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
1 Zoom controller
2 Shutter button
3 Power button
4 Microphone
5 AF assist light/
self-timer lamp
6 Lens
7 Flash
6
4
5
3
2
7
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 Back
8 Operation lamp
9 [ ] (PLAY mode) button
0 [ ] (REC mode) button
A [BS] (BEST SHOT) button
B Strap ring
C [][][][]
D [SET] button
E [MENU] button
F Monitor Screen
 Bottom
G Stopper
H Memory card slot
I Battery compartment
J Battery cover
K Tripod screw hole
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
L Connector
M Speaker
A
B
C
F
9
0
8
DISP
SET
[]
[]
[][]
[SET]
E
D
G
I J K L M
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USB Cradle
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
 Battery charging (page 33)
 Viewing of images using the Photo Stand slideshow
feature (page 131).
 TV connectability for viewing of images on a television
screen (page 137).
 Direct connection to a printer for printing (page 170)
 Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 176)
IMPORTANT!
 Use only the USB cradle (CA-29) that comes with the
camera. Other USB cradles are not supported.
1 Camera connector
2 [USB] lamp
3 [USB] button
4 [PHOTO] button
5 [CHARGE] lamp
 Back
6 [DC IN 5.3V]
(AC adaptor connector)
7 [AV OUT]
(AV output port)
8 [ ] (USB port)
 Front
6
7
8
5
1
2
3
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
 Note that the example screens in this chapter are for illustrative purposes only. They do not exactly match the screen
contents actually produced on the camera.
REC Mode
 Screen Indicators  appears momentarily
when you select auto focus,
and then disappears.
3 White balance indicator
(page 82)
AWB Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Day White
Daylight
Tungsten
Manual
 AWB appears momentarily
when you select auto white
balance, and then
disappears.
4 Continuous Shutter
mode (page 85)
None Single shot
Continuous shutter
1 Flash mode indicator
(page 62)
Auto
Flash Off
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
 appears momentarily
when you select Auto as the
flash mode, and then
disappears.
 If the camera detects that
flash is required while auto
flash is selected, the flash on
indicator will appear when the
shutter button is pressed half
way.
2 Focus mode indicator
(page 72)
Auto Focus
Macro
Pan Focus
Infinity
Manual Focus
5 Self-timer (page 67)
None 1-Image
10s
Self-timer 10 sec
2s
Self-timer 2 sec
x3
Triple self-timer
6 Recording types
Auto recording
BEST SHOT
Movie
Voice Recording
7 Metering mode indicator
(page 111)
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
I
H
8 1 35
F
9
D
C
B
A
E
2 467
0
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NOTE
 An out of range aperture, shutter speed, or ISO
sensitivity setting causes the corresponding monitor
screen value to turn amber.
 Changing the setting of any one of the following
functions will cause Icon Help text to appear on the
monitor screen.
Flash mode, Focus mode, White balance, Self-timer,
Recording type, EV shift
8  Snapshots: Image size
(page 70)
9  Snapshots: Memory capacity
(pages 54, 222)
 Movies:
Remaining recording time
(page 97)
0  Snapshots: Image quality
(page 71)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
 Movies: Image quality
(page 96)
HQ : High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP : Long Play
A ISO sensitivity
(page 110)
B Aperture value (page 54)
C Shutter speed value
(page 54)
D Date and time
(page 151)
E EV value (page 80)
F Battery capacity
(page 38)
G Histogram (page 102)
H Anti Shake indicator
(page 91)
I Focus frame
(page 53)
 Focusing complete: Green
 Focusing failed: RedGETTING READY
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PLAY Mode
1 PLAY mode file type
Snapshot
Movie
Audio Snapshot
Voice Recording
2 Image protection
indicator (page 143)
3 Folder name/File name
(page 142)
Example : When a file named
CIMG0023.JPG is stored in a folder
named 100CASIO
100-0023
Folder name File name
4  Snapshots: Image quality
(page 71)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
 Movies: Recording time (page 97)
K Digital zoom indicator (page 60)
L Zoom indicator (page 60)
 Left side indicates optical zoom.
 Right side indicates digital zoom.
L
12 3
E
0 A B
9
6
F
8
7
D C
K
4
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IMPORTANT!
 Some information may not display properly if you
display an image that was recorded using a different
digital camera model.
5  Snapshots: Image Size
(page 70)
 Movies: Image quality
(page 96)
HQ : High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP : Long Play
6 ISO sensitivity (page 110)
7 Aperture value
(page 54)
8 Shutter speed value
(page 54)
9 Date and time
(page 151)
0 Metering mode indicator
(page 111)
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
A White balance indicator
(page 82)
AWB Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Day White
Daylight
Tungsten
Manual
B Flash mode indicator
(page 62)
Flash On
Flash Off
Red-eye reduction
C Recording types
Auto recording
BEST SHOT
D Battery capacity
(page 38)
E Histogram (page 102)
F EV value (page 80)GETTING READY
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Indicators on Histogram/Details on
Indicators off
 PLAY Mode
Indicators off
Indicators on Histogram on
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Each press of [] (DISP) changes the contents of the
monitor screen as shown below.
 REC ModeGETTING READY
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IMPORTANT!
 Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
 The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
 Never swing the camera around by the strap.
Attaching the Strap
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
IMPORTANT!
 Pressing [] (DISP) will not change monitor screen
contents during standby or recording of an audio
snapshot.
 You can use [] (DISP) to turn off the monitor screen
only when voice recording in the REC mode. You
cannot turn off the monitor screen for any other
recording function.
 Pressing [] (DISP) in the Voice Recording REC
mode toggles the monitor screen on (“indicators on”)
and off. While a Voice Recording file is displayed in
the PLAY mode, pressing [] (DISP) toggles
between “indicators on” and “indicators off”.
 When playing back the content of a Voice Recording
file while “indicators off” is selected (Voice Recording
file icon only on the monitor screen), the monitor
screen will go black about two seconds after you
press [SET] to start playback. The Voice Recording
file icon (indicators off) will reappear after playback is
complete.
Strap ringGETTING READY
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2. While pulling the stopper in the direction
indicated by the arrow in the illustration, align
the arrow mark on the battery with the arrow
mark on the camera and slide the battery into
the camera.
NP-40
 Push the bottom of the battery, and make sure that
the stopper securely locks the battery in place.
Stopper
Power Requirements
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-40).
Loading the Rechargeable Battery
1. Slide the battery cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and then swing it
open.
Arrow marks
Camera:
Battery:GETTING READY
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To charge the battery
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
 Note the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the
area where you purchased the camera.
AC Adaptor
[DC IN 5.3V]
USB Cradle
AC power cord
3. Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide
it in the direction indicated by the arrow.
IMPORTANT!
 Use only the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type
of battery is not supported.
The battery is not fully charged when you use the
camera for the first time after purchasing it. You need
to charge the battery before using the camera for the
first time.GETTING READY
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NOTE
 The AC adaptor is designed for operation on power
ranging from 100V AC to 240V AC. Note, however,
that the shape of the power cord plug varies
according to country or geographic area. It is up to
you to find out if the shape of the AC adaptor power
cord plug is compatible with local power outlets when
traveling abroad.
 Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage converter.
2. Turn off the camera.
3. With the camera
positioned with the
monitor screen
facing forward as
shown in the
illustration, place it
onto the USB cradle.
 Do not place the camera
onto the USB cradle
while it is turned on.
 The [CHARGE] lamp on the USB cradle should turn
red, indicating that charging has started. When
charging is complete, the [CHARGE] lamp will turn
green.
NOTE
 The bundled AC adaptor is designed for operation
with any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V
AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to country or geographic
area. If you plan to use the AC adaptor in a
geographic area where the power receptacle shape
is different from that in your area, replace the AC
power cord with one of the other ones that comes
with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the
power outlets in that area.
 Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage converter.
○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○ ○○○○○○○
[CHARGE] lamp
USB Cradle
AC Adaptor
[DC IN 5.3V]GETTING READY
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 The [CHARGE] lamp may remain amber colored and
the charge operation may not start right away if you
try to charge immediately after using the camera
(which causes battery to become warm) or when it is
too hot or too cold where you are performing the
charge operation. If this happens, simply wait until
the battery reaches normal temperature. The
[CHARGE] lamp will turn red and charging will start
when the battery temperature returns to the
allowable charging temperature range.
 If the [CHARGE] lamp starts flashing red, it means
that an error occurs while charging. An error can be
caused by any of the following: a problem with the
USB cradle, a problem with the camera, or a problem
with the battery or how it is loaded. Remove the
camera from the USB cradle and see if it works
normally.
 The only operations that can be performed while the
camera is on the USB cradle are: battery charging,
Photo Stand, image output to a TV, and USB data
communication.
 It takes about 180 minutes to achieve a full charge.
Actual charging time depends on current battery
capacity and charging conditions.
4. After charging is complete, remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
IMPORTANT!
 Use only the USB cradle (CA-29) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available charger (BC-30L)
to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.
 Use only the bundled AC adaptor. Never use any
other type of AC adaptor. Do not use optionally
available AD-C30, AD-C40, AD-C620 and AD-C630
AC adaptors with this camera.
 Make sure that the camera connector of the USB
cradle is securely inserted into the camera’s
connector as far as it will go.GETTING READY
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 Battery Life Guidelines
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time under the conditions defined below the
table, until power automatically turns off due to battery
failure. They do not guarantee that the battery will provide
the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures and
continued use reduce battery life.
Apporoximate Battery Life
500 shots (250 minutes)
1330 shots (270 minutes)
470 minutes
220 minutes
460 minutes
Operation
Number of Shots (CIPA
Standard)*
1
(Operating Time)
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*
2
(Operating Time)
Continuous Snapshot Playback*
3
Continuous Movie Recording*
4
Continuous Voice Recording*
5
 If the camera does not work normally
This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is
loaded. Perform the following steps.
1. Remove the battery from the camera and
check the battery contacts for dirt. If the
contacts are dirty, wipe them clean with a dry
cloth.
2. Check to make sure that the AC adaptor’s
power cord is connected securely to the
power outlet and USB cradle.
 If the same symptoms occur again when you place
the camera on the USB cradle after taking the above
steps, contact a CASIO authorized service center.GETTING READY
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 The above values are based on a new battery starting
from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery
life.
 Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and auto focus, and how long you leave power
turned on.
 Tips to Make the Battery Last Longer
 If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 62 for more
information.
 Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
44) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1300mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
 Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
 Monitor Screen: On
 Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
 Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
 Monitor screen: On
 Flash: Off
 Image recorded every 12 seconds, alternating full
wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
 Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
 Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*4 Approximate time for continuous movie recording,
without using zoom.
*5 Voice recording times are based on continuous
recording.GETTING READY
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To replace the battery
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Pull the stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
• This will cause the battery to come part way out of
the slot.
3. Release the stopper and pull the battery from
the camera.
• Take care so you do not drop the battery.
4. Load a new battery into the camera (page 32).
Stopper
 Low Battery Indicator
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is . Charge the battery immediately
whenever either of these indicators appears.
Battery Level High Low
Indicator GETTING READY
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 Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using the battery creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger except the
optional charger specified for the battery.
— Never try to use the battery to power any device
other than this camera.
— Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
— Never place the battery in a microwave oven, throw
it into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when you
load it into the camera or attach it to the optional
charger.
— Never carry or store the battery together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.)
— Never try to take the battery apart, modify it in any
way, or expose it to strong impact.
— Do not immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave the battery under direct
sunlight, in an automobile parked in the sun, or in
any other area subject to high temperatures.
Power Supply Precautions
Note the following precautions when handling or using the
battery and the optional charger.
 Battery Handling Precautions
 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Be sure to read the following Safety Precautions before
using the battery for the first time.
NOTE
 The term “battery” in this manual refers to the CASIO
NP-40 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
 Use only the USB cradle (CA-29) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available charger (BC-30L)
to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.GETTING READY
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 PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
 The battery is designed for use with this CASIO digital
camera only.
 Use only the USB cradle that comes with the camera or
the specified optional charger to charge the battery.
Never use any other type of charger for charging.
 Use of a battery in cold environments shortens the
operating time you can expect on a full charge. Charge
the battery in a location where the temperature is in the
range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Charging outside
this temperature range can cause charging to take
longer than normal or even cause charging to fail.
 Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Replace the battery with a new one.
 Never wipe the battery with thinner, benzene, alcohol,
or other volatile agents or chemically treated rags.
Doing so can cause deformation of the battery and lead
to malfunction.
 Should you ever notice any of the following conditions
while using, charging, or storing a battery, immediately
remove it from the camera or charger, and keep it away
from open flame:
— Fluid leaking
— Emission of a strange odor
— Heat emission
— Battery discoloration
— Battery deformation
— Any other battery abnormality
 If the battery does not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of overheating, fire,
and explosion.
 Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery
fluid get into your eyes accidentally, immediately rinse
them with clean tap water and then consult a physician.
 Be sure to read page 33 of this User’s Guide and the
instructions that come with the optional charger before
using or charging the battery.
 If the battery is to be used by young children, make
sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the
precautions and proper handling instructions and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
 Should fluid from the battery accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.GETTING READY
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 USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
 Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage
is outside the rating marked on the AC
adaptor. Doing so can create the risk of fire or
electric shock. Use only the AC adaptor
bundled with this camera.
 Do not allow the AC adaptor cord to become
cut or damaged, do not place heavy objects
on it, and keep it away from heat. A damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
 Never try to modify the AC adaptor cord, or
subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
 Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
 Do not overload extension cords or wall
outlets. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
 Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), contact
your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center. A damaged AC adaptor cord
creates the risk of fire or electric shock.
Caution!
 BATTERY STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
 Make sure you remove the battery from the camera
when you do not plan to use it for a long time. A battery
left in the camera discharges very small amounts of
power even when power is turned off, which can lead to
a dead battery or the need for longer charging before
the next use.
 Store the battery in a cool, dry place (20°C (68 °F) or
lower).
 USING THE BATTERY
 See page 33 of this manual or the instructions that
come with the optional charger for information about
charging procedures and charging times.
 When transporting a battery, keep it either loaded in
the camera or stored in its case.GETTING READY
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Turning the Camera On and Off
 To turn on the camera
Press the power button, [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY). The
operation lamp will light green momentarily, and then
power will turn on. The mode the camera enters depends
on which button you pressed to turn it on.
Press this button to turn on the camera:
Power button or [ ] (REC)
[ ] (PLAY)
To enter this mode at
startup:
REC
PLAY
Power button Operation lamp
[ ] (REC)
ON/OFF
 Use the AC adaptor where it will not be
splashed with water. Water creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
 Do not place a vase or any other container
filled with liquid on top of the AC adaptor.
Water creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
 Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor.
 Charging, USB data communication, and using the Photo
Stand feature can cause the AC adaptor to become
warm. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
 Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
 Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC
adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
Caution!
[ ] (PLAY)GETTING READY
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 To turn off the camera
Press the power button to turn off the camera.
NOTE
 You can setup the camera so it does not turn on
when you press [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY), or to
turn off when you press [ ] (REC) or [ ] (PLAY).
For details, see “Configuring [ ] (REC) and [ ]
(PLAY) Power On/Off Functions” on page 156.
NOTE
 Pressing [ ] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [ ] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
 Pressing [ ] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
IMPORTANT!
 If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button, [ ] (REC) or [ ]
(PLAY) to turn it back on again.
 Pressing the power button or [ ] (REC) to turn on
the camera also causes the lens to extend. Take
care to avoid any interference with the lens operation
or allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.GETTING READY
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To configure this feature: Select this setting:
Sleep Sleep
Auto Power Off Auto Power Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
Sleep : Automatically turns off the monitor
screen if no operation is performed for a
specified amount of time in the REC
mode. Performing any button operation
causes the monitor screen to turn back
on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform
any operation for a specified amount of
time.
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
 Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
 Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
 Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
 Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
 See “Using the On-screen Menus” (page 45) for
information about how to use menus.GETTING READY
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Using the On-screen Menus
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
1. Press the power
button or [ ] (REC).
 If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
press [ ] (PLAY).
Power button
ON/OFF
 The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device through the USB cradle
— While a slideshow is in progress
— While playing back a voice recording file
— While a movie is being recorded
— While playing back a movie
[ ] [ ]GETTING READY
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 Menu Screen Operations
When you want to do this:
Move between tabs
Move from the tab to the
settings
Move from the settings to
the tab
Move between the settings
Display the options
available for a setting
Select an option
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection
Exit the menu screen
Do this:
Press [] and [].
Press [].
Press [].
Press [] and [].
Press [] or press [SET].
Press [] and [].
Press [SET].
Press [].
Press [MENU].
Settings
Tab
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
2. Press [MENU].
DISP
MENU
SET
BS
[MENU]
[]
[SET ]
[]
[]
[]GETTING READY
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6. Perform one of the following operations to
apply the setting you configured.
 See “Menu Reference” on page 208 for more
information about menus.
To do this:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
Perform this key operation:
Press [SET].
Press [].
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
 Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
Example: To select the
“Focus” item.GETTING READY
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 A built-in backup battery retains the date and time
settings of the camera for about 30 hours if the
camera is not supplied with power. Date and time
settings will be cleared when the backup battery
goes dead. The following are the conditions when
power is not being supplied to the camera.
— When the rechargeable battery is dead or
removed from the camera
— When power is not being supplied to the camera
from the USB cradle while the rechargeable
battery is dead or removed from the camera
 The date and time setting screen will appear on the
monitor screen the next time you turn on the camera
after the date and time settings have been cleared. If
this happens, reconfigure the date and time settings.
 If you make a mistake when setting the language or
clock with the following procedure, you will need to
use the camera’s menu to individually change the
language (page 154) or clock (page 151) settings.
 You will not be able to edit time data stored with
images that are recorded while the camera’s time
setting is wrong.
 Even if you configure date and time settings, the
date and time are not stamped into the images
themselves. Note, however, that you can specify
inclusion of the date inside of an image when printing
(page 174).
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
 Display language
 Home city
 Date Style
 Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
IMPORTANT!
 Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings
before using the camera.GETTING READY
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3. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
Keep time using standard time
Select this setting:
On
Off
To configure display language and clock
settings
1. Press the power button, [ ] (REC) or
[ ] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English : English
Français : French
Deutsch : German
Español : Spanish
Italiano : Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: KoreanGETTING READY
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8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
To do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Move the cursor between settings
Toggle between 12-hour and 24-
hour timekeeping
Do this:
Press [] and [].
Press [] and [].
Press [BS].
7. Set the current date
and the time.
6. Use [] and [] to
select the date format
setting you want, and
then press [SET].
Example: December 24, 2005
Select this format:
YY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YY
MM/DD/YY
To display the date like this:
05/12/24
24/12/05
12/24/05BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
Recording an Image
Aiming the Camera
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
 Horizontal Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
 Vertical When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
IMPORTANT!
 Make sure your fingers and the strap do not block
the flash, microphone, AF assist light/self-timer lamp
or lens.
Flash Microphone
Lens
AF assist light/
self-timer lampBASIC IMAGE RECORDING
52
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
 When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 159).
After purchasing a memory card, be sure to load it into
the camera and format it before trying to use it (page
162).
NOTE
 Moving the camera as you press the shutter button
or while the Auto Focus operation is being performed
(when you press the shutter button half way) can
cause blurring of the image. Press the shutter button
carefully, taking care to avoid camera movement.
This is especially important when available lighting is
low, which slows down the shutter speed.
 There is a speaker on the bottom of the camera. The
operation sound and other sounds can become
difficult to hear if you cover the speaker with your
hand while holding it.
SpeakerBASIC IMAGE RECORDING
53
1. Press the power button or [ ] (REC) to turn
on the camera.
Focus frame
Auto recording icon
2. Compose the image
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
 The focusing range of
the camera depends on
focus mode you are
using (page 72).
[ ] Power button
ON/OFF
 This causes the image and the auto recording icon
( ) to appear on the monitor screen, and then
enters the currently selected recording mode. If the
auto recording icon ( ) is not displayed, use the
procedure on page 86 to select the “Auto” scene.
This should cause the auto recording icon to appear.
 If the camera is in the PLAY mode when it turns on,
the message “There are no files.” will appear if you
do not have any images stored in memory yet. In
addition, the icon will be visible at the top of the
display. If this happens, press [ ] (REC) to enter
the currently selected recording mode.BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
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It means this:
The image is in focus.
The image is not in focus.
When you see this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
 Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
 The monitor screen uses various indicators and
icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
ISO sensitivity
Aperture value*
1
Shutter speed value*
2
Image quality
(Snapshots)
Image size
(Snapshots)
Date and time
Flash
mode
Focus mode
Self-timer
Recording types
Metering mode indicator
EV shift
White balance
Memory capacity
(Snapshots)
Continuous
Shutter mode
3. Press the shutter button half
way to focus the image.
 When you press the shutter
but

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