Casio – EX-Z550 – User Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
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Digital Camera
User’s Guide2
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Unpacking
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-80)
Charger unit (BC-81L)
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Quick Start Guide
To attach the strap to the camera
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2
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.
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profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
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profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.4
Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 13
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 18
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 32
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
❚ Specifying Control Panel Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 33
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 36
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 38
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 41
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 43
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . 44
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . . 45
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 46
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
Contents
❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 50
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 53
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 55
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Multi-motion Image) . . 62
❚❙ Advanced Settings 63
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 65
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 65
❚ Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame). . . 65
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 66
❚ Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 66
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 68
❚ Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter). . . 69
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 72
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 73
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 74
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 74
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 75
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 75
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 75
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 76
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 77
❚ Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size). . . 77
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Snapshot)). . . 77
❚ Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)). . . 78
❚ Recording Beautiful Images of People and Scenery . . . . . . . . . . . . (Effect). . . 78
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 80
❚ Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 81
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 82
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 82
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 83
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 83
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 83
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 846
Contents
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 84
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 84
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 85
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 92
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 92
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Layout Print) . . 95
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . . 96
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . . 97
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . . 99
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye) . . 99
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 100
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 101
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Keystone) . 101
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of
an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Correction) . 102
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 103
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 103
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . 104
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 104
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 105
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 105
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing) . 106
❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 107
❚❙ Dynamic Photo 108
To create a subject image to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 108
❚ Extracting Text from an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Inserting a Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 112
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File). . 114
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 1147
Contents
❚❙ Printing 115
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 121
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 131
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them
on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 136
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 136
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 141
Changing the Menu Screen Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Menu Color) . 141
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 141
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 142
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 142
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 143
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 143
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 144
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 145
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 145
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 146
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 146
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 147
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 147
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled) . 147
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 148
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 148
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 1498
Contents
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 149
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 150
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚❙ Appendix 152
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Computer System Requirements
for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 163
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 175
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1779
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1
Zoom controller
(pages 24, 47, 88, 89)
2
Shutter button (page 24)
3
Flash (page 36)
4
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 22)
5
Front lamp (page 44)
6
Microphone
(pages 51, 106)
7
Lens
8
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 22, 28)
9
[0] (movie) button
(page 50)
bk
Back lamp
(pages 22, 25, 36)
bl
[r] (REC) button
(pages 22, 24)
bm
Connector cover
bn
Strap hole (page 2)
bo
USB/AV port (pages
90, 116, 124, 133)
bp
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 29, 32, 36, 63,
150)
bq
[BS] button (page 55)
br
[MENU] button
(page 63)
bs
[SET] button (page 32)
bt
Monitor screen
(pages 11, 150)
2 1
7 6
345 9bk bl 8
bm
bn
bo
bq br bs bt bp
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
Back
ck
Battery/memory card slots (pages 16, 20, 160, 161)
cl
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cm
Speaker
ck cl cm
Bottom
Front10
. Charger Unit
3
2
1
1
+- Contacts
2
[CHARGE] Lamp
3
AC jack11
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
Monitor Screen Contents
1
Remaining snapshot memory
capacity (page 175)
2
Movie image quality (page 78)
3
Self-timer (page 44)
4
Recording mode (page 24)
5
White balance setting (page 81)
6
Remaining movie memory capacity
(page 50)
7
Image deterioration indicator
(page 48)
8
Metering mode (page 82)
9
Snapshot image size (page 33)
bk
Snapshot image quality (page 77)
bl
Flash (page 36)
bm
Focus (page 38)
bn
AF Area (page 41)
bo
ISO sensitivity (page 43)
bp
Self-timer (page 44)
bq
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 45, 79, 80)
br
Exposure compensation (page 46)
bs
Date/time (page 47)
bt
Timestamp indicator (page 144)
ck
Shutter speed
cl
Aperture value
cm
Focus frame (pages 25, 42)
cn
Battery level indicator (page 17)
co
Histogram (page 150)
cp
Anti Shake (page 73)
cq
Auto shutter (page 69)
cr
Focus mode (page 38)
NOTE
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
br
bl
bm
bn
bp
bq
bo
cn
co
cp
cq
cr
bs bt
9bk 4 35 17 68
cm ck cl bo
212
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1
Flash (page 36)
2
Recording mode (page 50)
3
White balance setting (page 81)
4
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 50)
5
Movie recording time (page 50)
6
Exposure compensation (page 46)
7
Battery level indicator (page 17)
8
Histogram (page 150)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 103)
3
Folder name/file name (page 138)
4
Snapshot image quality (page 77)
5
Snapshot image size (page 33)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 43)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 47)
bk
Metering mode (page 82)
bl
White balance setting (page 100)
bm
Flash (page 36)
bn
Recording mode
bo
Battery level indicator (page 17)
bp
Histogram (page 150)
bq
Exposure compensation (page 46)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 103)
3
Folder name/file name (page 138)
4
Movie recording time (page 85)
5
Movie image quality (page 78)
6
Date/time (page 47)
7
Battery level indicator (page 17)
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
613
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.14
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Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
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.
Select Premium Auto recording and the camera automatically determines
whether you are shooting a subject or scenery, and other conditions. Premium
Auto delivers higher image quality than standard Auto.
See page 24 for more information.
See page 55 for more information.
Premium Auto
BEST SHOT
See page 108 for more information.
Advanced Dynamic Photo
Extract people or objects out of images you shoot and insert them into another
snapshot or movie (background). You can even insert a moving subject to
create true Dynamic Photo images.15
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Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Positioning the positive + and
negative – terminals of the battery
with those of the charger unit, load
the battery into the charger unit.
2. Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
About 210 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE] lamp
will go out when charging is complete.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet and then remove the battery from
the charger.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charger problem, or
battery problem (page 159)
Off Charging complete
[CHARGE] lamp16
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-81L) to charge the special lithium ion battery
(NP-80). Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different
charger can result in 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
2
1
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Front Back
Battery contacts17
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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 160.
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 three 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
145).
• See page 180 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 36).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 146, 147).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ** *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red
1
218
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 146). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the
camera.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the
language you want and then press
[SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4. Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[BS].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
SET
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[BS]19
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5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6] to select “Apply” and
then press [SET].
6. Use [8] and [2] to select “Auto” or “Premium Auto” as the auto
recording mode (page 24) and then press [SET].
• After configuring the auto recording mode setting you want here, you can
toggle between “Auto” and “Premium Auto” by pressing [4] or [6].
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 and
movies recorded while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When
no memory card is loaded, images and movies are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 175.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 146
– Date and time: Page 145
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards20
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1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows
in the illustration.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its back
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you
hear it click securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
memory card, see page 161.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 19) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
To load a memory card
2
1
Front Back
Back
1
221
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
To format (initialize) a new memory card22
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To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p]
(PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode,
the lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends.
Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot extend
creates the risk of malfunction.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 146,
147) 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 147).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)23
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Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the
strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
dropping the camera, attach the wrist
strap and make sure it is around your
fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its
strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use
with this camera only. Never use it for
any other purpose.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone
Strap24
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You can select one of two auto recording modes (Auto or Premium Auto) according to
your digital imaging needs.
1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
2. Use [4] or [6] to select Auto recording mode.
Each press of [4] or [6] toggles between Auto (r) and Premium Auto (Ÿ).
• Selecting the “Auto” or “Premium Auto” BEST SHOT scene will change the
current auto recording setting accordingly (page 55).
To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
Auto
This is the standard Auto recording mode.
• It provides faster operation than Premium Auto recording.
Premium Auto
With Premium Auto recording, the camera automatically
determines whether you are shooting a subject or scenery,
and other conditions. Premium Auto recording delivers higher
image quality than standard Auto recording.
• Premium Auto recording takes longer to process image data
after it is shot than Auto recording.
• It also requires more power (and runs down the battery
quicker) than Auto.
R
Ÿ
Auto recording mode icon
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 175)
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
[4] [6]25
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1. Point the camera at the subject.
If you are using Premium Auto, text will appear in the
lower right corner of the monitor screen describing the
type of shot the camera has detected.
• You can zoom the image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
2. 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 65).
Appears when the
camera detects it is
stationary on a tripod.
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller
Focus frame
Back lamp
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
B26
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3. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
. 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.
. Shooting with Auto
If the subject is not in the center of the frame…
“Focus lock” (page 40) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 41) for more information.
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 50 for details.
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)27
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. Shooting with Premium Auto
• In addition to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, the camera
automatically executes the following operation as required when shooting with
Premium Auto.
– Auto Focus is normally performed until you half-press the shutter button.
– Intelligent AF (Page 41)
– Face Detection (Page 45)
– Make-up/Landscape (Pages 79, 80)
• Shooting with Premium Auto can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens
operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
• When Shooting with Premium Auto, the message “Processing Premium Auto.
Please wait…” may appear on the monitor screen. If you feel the camera is taking
too long to process data, try shooting with standard Auto instead.
• In some cases, Premium Auto may not be able to interpret the shooting
environment correctly. If this happens, shoot with standard Auto.28
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Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 85.
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 175).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 150).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 88). If you are recording a
snapshot that is very important to you, it is recommended that you zoom the
image and check its details after recording it.
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
[6] [6]
[4] [4]29
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If memory becomes full, you can delete 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 106) 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 Files” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [BS].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
Deleting Images
To delete a single file
To delete specific files30
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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.
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 77).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
To delete all files
Snapshot Shooting Precautions31
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• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 40) or Manual Focus (page
38).
Auto Focus Restrictions32
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 63).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed when certain BEST SHOT scenes are
being used.
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 33, 77)
2
Flash (page 36)
3
Focus (page 38)
4
AF Area (page 41)
5
ISO sensitivity (page 43)
6
Self-timer (page 44)
7
Face Detection/Make-up/Landscape
(pages 45, 79, 80)
8
EV shift (page 46)
9
Date/Time (page 47)33
Snapshot Tutorial
You can use the following procedure to specify the eight items you want on the
Control Panel.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Press [MENU].
• This will display a menu of Control Panel items, with the items currently
selected for display shown in green.
3. 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.
4. 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
149).
. 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)
Pixel34
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 175.
• For information about movie image size, see page 78.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 105.
10M (3648
x
2736) size image =
Approximately 10 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.
3648*
2736*
640*
480*35
Snapshot Tutorial
. To select the image size
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Image Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
• The initial factory default image size setting is “14M”.
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description
14M
(4320
x
3240)
Poster Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 105) from the original
3:2
(4320×2880)
Poster Print
16:9
(4320×2432)
HDTV
10M
(3648×2736)
Poster Print
Good detail
6M
(2816×2112)
A3 Print
3M
(2048×1536)
3.5″x5″ Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640×480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images
are relatively coarser.36
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].
• You can select the flash mode by pressing
[2] ( ) in either of the following cases.
– When “Flash” is not shown on the control
panel (page 33)
– After [8] (DISP) is pressed to clear the information from the monitor screen
(page 150)
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 178.
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] ( ) >
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< _ ¥ A37 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 178) 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 84)38 Snapshot Tutorial You can select a focus mode setting. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top (Focus). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. *1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface. *2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting. *3 The distance depends on shooting conditions, and appears on the monitor screen when the shutter button is half-pressed. Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus) Settings Type of Shot Focus Mode Approximate Focus Range* 1 Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies Q Auto Focus General recording Automatic Fixed focal point Approximately 15 cm to 9 (infinity) (5.9" to 9) (Wide Angle) Fixed distance * 2 ´ Macro Close ups Automatic Approximately 5 cm to 50 cm (2.0" to 19.7") (First step zoom from the Widest Angle setting) Á Super Macro Close ups Automatic Approximately 5 cm to 50 cm (2.0" to 19.7") E Pan Focus Shooting with a relatively wide focus range Fixed focal point Fixed distance* 2, * 3 ) Infinity Scenery and other distant subjects Fixed Infinity W Manual Focus When you want to focus manually Manual Approximately 15 cm to 9 (infinity)* 2 (5.9" to 9)39 Snapshot Tutorial Super Macro Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images. NOTE • Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed when you slide the zoom controller. To focus with manual focus 1. On the monitor screen, compose the image so the subject you want to focus on is within the yellow boundary. 2. Watching the image on the monitor screen use [4] and [6] to adjust focus. • At this time the image that is within the boundary will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed, the screen in step 1 will re-appear. NOTE • An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly. • Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image. • Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus, Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell you the focus range, as shown below. Example: oo cm to 9 * oo is the actual focusing range value. Yellow boundary B40 Snapshot Tutorial Using Focus Lock “Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to compose an image in which the subject you want to focus on is not within the focus frame in the center of the screen. • To use focus lock, select “Û Spot” for the Auto Focus area (page 41). 1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with the subject you want to focus on and then half- press the shutter button. 2. Keeping the shutter button half-pressed (which maintains the focus setting), move the camera to compose the image. 3. When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the rest of the way down. NOTE • Focus lock also locks exposure (AE). Subject to be focused on Focus frame41 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top (AF Area). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. 4. Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically. Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area) Intelligent The camera automatically determines the focus point on the screen and focuses there (intelligent AF). Spot This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 40). Multi When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected, the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the camera focuses will be displayed in green. Tracking Half-pressing the shutter button focuses on the subject and causes the focus frame to track the movement of the subject. Ò Û È Ë42 Snapshot Tutorial 5. Press the shutter button the rest of the way down. IMPORTANT! •“È Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face Detection (page 45). •“Ë Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Auto Shutter (page 69). • Selecting “Ë Tracking” can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens operation while tracking a subject. This does not indicate malfunction. “Û Spot” or “Ë Tracking” “È Multi” Focus frame Focus frame “Ò Intelligent” Focus frame43 Snapshot Tutorial 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 320044 Snapshot Tutorial With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top (Self-timer). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in progress. • You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing [SET]. NOTE • The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. CS: Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS, some BEST SHOT scenes • The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. Auto Shutter, Movie, Make-up Mode, Landscape Mode, some BEST SHOT scenes Using the Self-timer (Self-timer) 10sec Self-timer 10-second Self-timer 2sec Self-timer 2-second Self-timer • When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter speed, you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to camera movement. X3 Self-timer (Triple Self-timer) Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera to get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings, whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash charge condition. Self-timer Off Turns off the Self-timer. „ ‚ ” Front lamp45 Snapshot Tutorial When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to ten individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the top (Face Detection). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: On” and then press [SET]. 4. Point the camera at the subject(s). The camera will detect human faces and display a frame around each one. 5. Half-press the shutter button. The camera will focus and the frames around the faces it focuses on will turn green. 6. Press

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