Casio – EX-Z680 – User Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
Digital Camera
User’s Guide2
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Unpacking
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-120)
USB-AC adaptor
(AD-C53U)
Power cord Strap
USB cable AV cable CD-ROM Basic Reference
* The shape of the power
cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
To attach the strap to the camera
1
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.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport, Virtual
Painter 5 LE for CASIO, or YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.4
Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
❚ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
❚❙ 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 load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ Charge the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 22
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 34
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 35
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 39
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . 41
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . . 42
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . . 43
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode) . . 43
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 48
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording) . . 505
Contents
❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 52
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚❙ Advanced Settings 55
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 57
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 57
❚ Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame). . . 59
❚ Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS). . . 60
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 60
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 61
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 62
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 62
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 62
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 63
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 64
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Snapshot)). . . 64
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 64
❚ Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 65
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 66
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 66
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 67
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 71
Using the PLAY Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 73
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . . 74
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye) . . 74
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . . 75
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . . 75
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . . 76
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . . 76
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing) . . 77
❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 786
Contents
❚❙ Printing 79
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . . 82
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 85
Things you can do using a computer… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
❚ Transforming Snapshots into Artistic Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . . 96
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. . 100
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 101
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to
Transfer Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 101
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 106
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 106
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 106
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 107
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 107
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 108
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 109
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 109
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 110
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 110
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . .111
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . .111
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 112
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled) . 112
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 113
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 113
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 114
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 1147
Contents
❚❙ Appendix 115
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Computer System Requirements for
Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Bundled CD-ROM) . 126
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
When things don’t go right… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 136
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1388
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
4 2 13 5
6 7
bk 9 bl 8
bs br bo bp bq bm bn
[ ]
[SET]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
1
Zoom controller
(pages 28, 45, 68, 68)
2
Shutter button (page 28)
3
Flash (page 39)
4
[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 26)
5
Front lamp (pages 41)
6
Lens
7
Microphone
(pages 49, 77)
8
Back lamp
(pages 17, 19, 26, 39)
9
[r] (REC) button
(pages 26, 28)
bk
[0] (Movie) button
(page 48)
bl
Strap hole (page 2)
bm
Connector cover
bn
[USB/AV] port
(pages 17, 19, 69, 80,
88, 98)
bo
[SET] button (page 34)
bp
[ ] (Delete) button
(page 31)
bq
[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 26, 30)
br
Control button
([8][2][4][6])
(pages 12, 31, 34, 39,
55)
bs
Monitor screen
(pages 9, 12)
Back
bt
Battery/memory card slots (pages 15, 24, 122, 124)
ck
Tripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cl
Speaker
Front
bt ck cl
Bottom9
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 136)
2
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 48)
3
Recording mode (page 28)
4
White balance setting (page 65)
5
Continuous shutter (page 60)
6
Image deterioration indicator (page 46)
7
Metering mode (page 138)
8
Snapshot image size (page 35)
9
Snapshot image quality (page 64)
bk
Movie image quality (page 38)
bl
Flash (page 39)
bm
Self-timer (page 41)
bn
Face Detection (page 42)
bo
Lighting (page 43)
bp
ISO sensitivity (page 66)
bq
Date/time (page 109)
br
Exposure compensation (page 64)
bs
Focus frame (pages 29, 61)
bt
Timestamp indicator (page 109)
ck
Battery level indicator (page 21)
cl
Anti Shake (page 60)
cm
Focus Mode (page 57)
bk
bl
bm
bo
bp
bn
bq
89 34 16 57
bt
2
br
cl
cm
ck
bs10
. Shutter Button Half-pressed
. easy Mode
1
Recording mode (page 28)
2
Flash (page 39)
3
ISO sensitivity (page 66)
4
Aperture value
5
Shutter speed
6
Focus frame (pages 29, 61)
NOTE
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
1
Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 136)
2
Snapshot image size (page 35)
3
Flash (page 39)
4
Self-timer (page 41)
5
Date/time (page 109)
6
Timestamp indicator (page 109)
7
Battery level indicator (page 21)
8
Lighting (page 43)
9
Focus frame (pages 29, 61)
bk
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 48)
bl
Movie image quality (page 38)
6 3
2
4
5
1
6
9
5
3
4
2 1
7
8
bk
bl11
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1
Recording mode (page 48)
2
White balance setting (page 65)
3
Remaining movie memory capacity (page 48)
4
Movie recording time (page 48)
5
Flash (page 39)
6
Exposure compensation (page 64)
7
Battery level indicator (page 21)
8
Movie recording in progress (page 48)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 75)
3
Folder name/file name (page 103)
4
Snapshot image quality (page 64)
5
Snapshot image size (page 35)
6
ISO sensitivity (page 66)
7
Aperture value
8
Shutter speed
9
Date/time (page 109)
bk
Battery level indicator (page 21)
1
File type
2
Protect indicator (page 75)
3
Folder name/file name (page 103)
4
Movie recording time (page 48)
5
Movie image quality (page 38)
6
Date/time (page 109)
7
Battery level indicator (page 21)
12
7 6
8
3
4
5
3 1
bk
4
7
5
8
9
6
2
1
4
5
7
23
6
B12
You can turn display information on and off by pressing [8] (DISP). You can
configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
Information display on
Displays information about image settings, etc (REC
mode only).
Information display +
Date/Time on
In addition to information about snapshot settings,
displays movie setting information and the date/time
screen.
• You can specify the date style you want to use
(page 110).
Information display off No information displayed13
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What is a digital camera?
Delete
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Play
Record
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.14
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Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
to do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
Anti Shake
The camera corrects automatically to minimize
image blur due to camera movement and high
speed subject movement.
See page 60 for more information.
See page 52 for more information.
See page 42 for more information.
Face Detection
Point the camera at a person and it automatically
detects the person’s face for beautiful portraits
every time.15
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Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
below to load the battery into the camera and charge it.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-120)
for power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Open the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover, slide it in
the direction indicated by the arrow.
2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in
the direction of the lens), hold
the stopper next to the battery
in the direction indicated by
the arrow as you slide the
battery into the camera. Press
the battery in until the stopper
secures it in place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover against the
camera, slide it closed.
• For information about how to replace
the battery, see page 122.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To load the battery
1
2
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Back
Battery contacts
Front
1
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You can use either of the two following methods to charge the camera’s battery.
• USB-AC adaptor
• USB connection to a computer
. To charge with the USB-AC adaptor
1. Turn off the camera.
Check to make sure that the camera’s monitor screen is
blank. If it isn’t, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the
camera.
2. After connecting the
supplied USB cable
to the USB-AC
adaptor, plug the
adaptor into a
household power
outlet.
Charge the Battery
[ON/OFF] (Power)
USB
USB-AC adaptor
Power cord
USB cable
(included with camera)
USB port17
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3. Connect the USB
cable to the camera.
The back lamp should
light red, indicating that
charging has started.
The back lamp will go
out when charging is
complete.
It takes about
110 minutes to achieve
a full charge. Charging
may take longer
depending on charging
conditions.
Back Lamp Operation
4. After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then unplug the adaptor from the power outlet.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
USB-AC adaptor problem, or
battery problem (page 122)
Off Charging complete
USB cable
(included with camera)
Making sure that the mark on the USB cable connector
is towards the lens side, connect the cable to the camera.
[USB/AV]
port
Small
connector
USB-AC adaptor
Back lamp18
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. To charge using a USB connection to a computer
The battery loaded in the camera is charged whenever the camera is connected
directly to a computer with the USB cable.
• Depending on the setup of your computer, you may not be able to charge the
camera’s battery over a USB connection. If this happens, use of the USB-AC
adaptor that comes with the camera is recommended.
1. Turn off the camera.
Check to make sure that the camera’s monitor
screen is blank. If it isn’t, press [ON/OFF]
(Power) to turn off the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• If you connect the camera to a computer for the first time after you purchase it
while the camera is turned on, the computer will enter a camera recognition
operation. If this happens, perform the procedure on page 87 or 97. After the
computer recognizes the camera, turn off the camera.
Monitor screen
[ON/OFF] (Power)19
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2. With your computer
turned on, connect the
camera to it.
The back lamp should light
red, indicating that charging
has started.
The back lamp will go out
when charging is complete.
It takes about 130 minutes
to achieve a full charge.
Charging may take longer
depending on charging
conditions.
Back Lamp Operation
3. After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then from the computer.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
charging taking abnormally long,
or battery problem (page 122)
Off Charging complete
USB port
USB cable
(included with camera)
[USB/AV]
port
Large connector
Small connector
Making sure that the mark on the USB cable
connector is towards the lens side, connect the
cable to the camera.
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NOTE
• Even if you turn on the camera, the battery will continue to charge if there is a USB
connection with a computer. In this case, however, back lamp operation will
change as described below.
Back Lamp Operation
IMPORTANT!
• Charging is not performed while the connected computer is in the hibernate mode.
• A charging error can occur immediately after charging begins or some time after
charging begins. A charging error is indicated by the back lamp flashing red.
Other Charging Precautions
• With the two charging methods described above, you can charge the camera’s
battery (NP-120) without removing it from the camera. You also can charge the
battery using an optionally available charger unit (BC-120L). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
• Do not use the USB-AC adaptor with any other device.
Lamp Status Description
Lit/Flashing Amber Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, charging taking
abnormally long, or battery problem (page 122)
Lit Green Charging complete21
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about 30 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
109).
• See page 140 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 39).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 111, 111).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator ***
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red22
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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 110). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the
camera.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then press
[SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July, 10, 2012
YY/MM/DD * 12/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/12
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/12
4. Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press
[0] (Movie).
5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
SET
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[0] (Movie)23
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 136.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
– SDXC 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 110
– Date and time: Page 109
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards24
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1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off
the camera and then open the
battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover, slide it in the
direction indicated by the arrow.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
3. Close the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover against the
camera, slide it closed.
• For information about how to replace
the memory card, see page 124.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 23) 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
1
2
Front Back
Front
1
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera and then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (MENU) and then press [SET] (page 34).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [6].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD, SDHC, or SDXC 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 card26
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• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or
coming into contact with the lens as it extends. Holding
the lens with your hand so it cannot extend creates the
risk of malfunction.
•Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches
to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 111, 111) 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 112).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn on power
and enter the
REC mode
Press [ON/OFF] (Power) or
[r] (REC).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and the lens will
extend out of the camera (page 28).
To turn on power
and enter the
PLAY mode
Press [p] (PLAY).
• The back lamp will light green
momentarily and an image currently
stored in camera memory will
appear on the monitor screen (page
30).
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)27
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Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not
cover any of the areas indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally dropping the
camera, attach the wrist strap and make sure it is
around your fingers or wrist while you are operating
the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it for any other purpose.
IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not
blocking or are not too close to the flash. Fingers can
cause unwanted shadows when using the flash.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone28
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1. Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 52.
2. Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 136)
Snapshot mode icon
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller29
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3. Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light
green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
4. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
. If the image does not focus…
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame…
“Focus lock” (page 58) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for good-
looking images.
• The focus frame in the screen shots
included in this manual is shown at ß.
Note that you can change the form of the
focus frame, if you want (page 59).
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop
movie recording. See
page 48 for details.
Back lamp Focus frame
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)30
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. 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 61) for more information.
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 67.
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 136).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 12).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 68). 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]31
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If memory becomes full, you can delete snapshots and movies you no longer need in
order to free up storage and record more images.
• In either the REC mode or PLAY mode, you can delete files
simply by pressing [ ] (Delete).
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be
undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 77) deletes both the
snapshot and the audio file.
• You cannot delete files while movie or audio recording is in progress.
• The delete menu will not appear if you press [ ] (Delete) while “On” is selected for
the camera’s “Ü Disabled” setting (page 112). You can delete files only while “Off”
is selected for “Ü Disabled”.
1. Press [ ] (Delete).
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [ ] (Delete).
Deleting Snapshots and Movies
To delete a single file
[ ] (Delete)32
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1. Press [ ] (Delete).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box of the currently selected file.
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [ ] (Delete).
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To exit the delete operation, press [ ] (Delete).
1. Press [ ] (Delete).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
To delete specific files
To delete all files33
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Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand
when shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 64).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 58) or Manual Focus (page
57).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions34
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The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
* Snapshot image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3. Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4. If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
If you selected “MENU”, the REC menu will appear.
If you selected “BS”, the BEST SHOT scene menu will appear.
• You can close the Control Panel by pressing [ ] (Delete).
Using the Control Panel
Control Panel Available settings
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
Snapshot image size/quality*
(pages 35, 64)
2
Movie image quality (page 38)
3
Flash (page 39)
4
Self-timer (page 41)
5
Face Detection (page 42)
6
Lighting (page 43)
7
easy Mode (page 43)
8
REC menu display (page 55)
9
BEST SHOT scene selection
(page 52)35
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NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 9) that is set to its initial
default (reset) setting. An icon will appear only if you change the setting of the
corresponding Control Panel option. The following are the initial defaults for Control
Panel options.
– Flash: Auto Flash
– Self-timer: Off
– Face Detection: Off
– Lighting: Off
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 55).
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size) through
a print service, attaching an image to e-mail,
when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
Changing the Image Size (Size)
10M (3648×2736) size image =
Approximately 10 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640×480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Pixel
3648*
2736*
640*
480*36
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Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 136.
• For information about movie image size, see page 38.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 76.
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.37
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. To select the snapshot image size
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Snapshot
Image Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
• The initial factory default image size setting is “14M”.
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description
14M
(4320×3240)
Poster Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 76) from the original
3:2
(4320×2880)
Poster Print
16:9
(4320
x
2432)
HDTV
10M
(3648×2736)
Poster Print
Good detail
6M
(2816×2112)
A3 Print
3M
(2048×1536)
3.5″x5″ Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640×480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images
are relatively coarser.38
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. Specifying Movie Image Quality
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HD) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the top
(Movie Image Quality).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• The 16:9 aspect ratio is available when “HD” is selected as the image quality.
• Memory capacity (Movie recording time you can shoot) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 137).
Image Quality (Pixels) Approximate Data Rate Frame Rate
HD 1280
x
720 30.2 Megabits/second 30 frames/second
STD 640
x
480 10.6 Megabits/second 30 frames/second39
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1. In the REC mode, press [2] ( ) once.
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press [SET].
• If there are no indicators on the monitor
screen, you can cycle through the flash
modes by pressing [2] ( ). You can turn
display information on or off by pressing
[8] (DISP) (page 12).
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 139.
Using Flash (Flash)
Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
Flash Off Flash does not fire.
Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Flash
[2] ( )
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< ¥ 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.40 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 139) depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient temperature, etc.). • Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed, which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions, secure the camera with a tripod, etc. • With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright. • The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source can cause abnormal image colors. • Select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash photograph is prohibited. Red-eye Reduction Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye. Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction. • Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking directly at the camera (flash). • Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from the camera.41 Snapshot Tutorial With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top (Self-timer). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. • The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in progress. • You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing [SET]. NOTE • The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. CS, some BEST SHOT scenes • The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features. Movie, easy 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 lamp42 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 fifth 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 the shutter button the rest of the way down. IMPORTANT! • The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face. • The only focus mode available while face detection is enabled is Auto Focus (AF). • Face detection may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways. • Detection of the following types of faces is not supported. – Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade – A profile or a face that is at an angle – A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large – A face in an area that is very dark – The face of a pet or some other non-human subject • Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features. – Some BEST SHOT scenes – Movie Recording • The AF area setting (page 61) is ignored while face detection is enabled. Using Face Detection (Face Detection) Face Detection icon43 Snapshot Tutorial You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas when shooting images. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top (Lighting). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups and simplifies snapshot recording. This mode is recommended for those who are new to digital imaging. 1. In the REC mode, press [SET]. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third option from the bottom in the Control Panel (easy Mode). 3. Use [4] and [6] to select “| ON” and then press [SET]. This enters the easy mode. 4. Point the camera at the subject. If the camera detects a human face, it continually focuses on the face (page 42). If the camera does not detect a face, it continually focuses on the center of the screen. • The camera will focus and focus frame will turn green. 5. When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button. This records the snapshot. IMPORTANT! • Vibration and noise will occur due to lens operation. This does not indicate malfunction. Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting) On Performs brightness correction. When this option is selected, it takes longer for the image to be stored after the shutter button is pressed. Off Does not perform brightness correction. Using the easy Mode (easy Mode) Ï Ì44 Snapshot Tutorial . easy Mode Control Panel In the easy mode, the Control Panel provides you with access to four setting items: image size, flash, self-timer, and easy Mode. There is also a “MENU” option, which you can select to display a menu screen for configuring image quality (page 64) and Setup tab (page 106) settings. • In the easy mode, the Quality tab can be used to configure the “Movie Quality” and “Lighting” settings only. • The settings of menu options that appear on the normal REC menu but not on the easy mode REC menu are automatically fixed at their optimum settings. These fixed settings do not affect normal REC menu settings. 1. In the easy mode, press [SET]. In the easy mode, the characters that appear on the setting screen are larger than they are in other modes. 2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change. 1 Image size (page 35) 2 Flash (page 39) 3 Self-timer (page 41) 4 easy Mode (page 43) 5 REC menu display(page 55) 3. Use [4] and [6] to change the setting. • An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings. • The following are explanations of the easy Mode. k: Stays in easy Mode. l: Exits easy Mode to the normal REC mode. Setting: Available Options: Image Size ã* / & / ! Flash > (Auto)* / < (On) / ? (Off) Self-timer • (10-second self-timer) / l* easy Mode k / l* MENU Quality tab/Set Up tab 1 5 3 4 245 Snapshot Tutorial 4. Press [SET]. This will apply your setting(s) and display the easy Mode viewfinder screen, indicating the camera is ready to shoot. If you selected “MENU” in step 2, pressing [SET] will display the REC menu. See “Advanced Settings” (page 55) for details about configuring its settings. • Pressing [ ] (Delete) will exit the Control Panel. Your camera provides you with 5X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of 5X to 79.7X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 47). 1. In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom. 2. Press the shutter button to shoot the image. IMPORTANT! • Digital zoom is disabled while time stamping (page 109) is turned on. Shooting with Zoom w (Wide Angle) : Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range. z (Telephoto) : Enlarges the subject and narrows the range. w Wide Angle z Telephoto Zoom controller46 Snapshot Tutorial NOTE • The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image deterioration (page 47). • Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera movement when shooting with telephoto. • Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture. • Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical zoom setting before you press the shutter button to start movie recording. If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor. • During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting. Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point Image deterioration indicator Zoom bar Focusing range (Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and Manual Focus.) 5X to 33.8X Undeteriorated image quality range 1X 20X to 79.7X Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.) Image deterioration Optical/digital zoom switch point * 5X optical zoom point Deteriorated image quality range47 Snapshot Tutorial • The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 35). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration point. • Though digital zoom generally causes a deterioration of image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration is possible with image sizes of “10M” and smaller. The range in which you can use digital zoom without image deterioration is indicated on the display. The deterioration point depends on the image size. Image Size Maximum Zoom Factor Undeteriorated zoom limit 14M 20.0X 5.0X 3:2 20.0X 5.0X 16:9 20.0X 5.0X 10M 23.7X 5.9X 6M 30.7X 7.7X 3M 42.2X 10.6X VGA 79.7X 33.8X48 Recording Movie Images and Audio Recording Movie Images and Audio 1. Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 38). The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you select. 2. In the REC mode, point the camera at the subject and then press [0] (Movie). This will start recording and display Y on the monitor screen. Movie recording includes monaural audio. • Immediately after you press [0] (Movie), the camera will focus automatically on the subject in the center of the monitor screen. After this, focus is fixed while movie recording is in progress. 3. Press [0] (Movie) again to stop recording. • Each movie can be up to 29 minutes long. Movie recording stops automatically after 29 minutes of recording. Movie recording also will stop automatically if memory becomes full before you stop movie recording by pressing [0] (Movie). Shooting with BEST SHOT With BEST SHOT (page 52), you can select the sample scene that matches the type of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene, for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appe

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