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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Exilim EX-FC200S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Digital Camera
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User’s Guide
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/
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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-110)
USB-AC adaptor
(AD-C53U)
Power cord USB cable
Quick Start Guide
Golf Swing Analysis
Guide
Golf Swing Analysis
Use the High Speed Movie to record a golf swing and then
insert lines into the image to analyze the swing. You can
also use High Speed CS to record and analyze a swing.
For details, see the separate “Golf Swing Analysis
Guide”.
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
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• The contents of this manual 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, Dynamic
Photo Manager, 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 test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . . 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.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ Charge the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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
❚ Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up Function). . . 30
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 37
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 38
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 41
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 42
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 43
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 44
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
❚ Interpreting the Zoom Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 49
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚❙ Recording Movies 55
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 60
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube) . . 62
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 64
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ To shoot an image with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Shooting with a Blurred Background . . . . . . . . . . . (Blurred Background) . . 68
Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Wide Shot) . . 69
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
. . . . . . . .(High Speed Night Scene/High Speed Night Scene and Portrait) . . 72
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake) . . 73
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . (HDR) . . 73
Shooting Snapshots and Movies Digitally Processed for
Artistic Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (HDR Art) . . 74
❚ To shoot a snapshot with HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
❚ To shoot a movie with HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(HDR Art Movie). . . 75
Expanding the Zoom Range to Shoot Clearer Snapshots (Multi SR Zoom) . . 76
Shooting a Panorama Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slide Panorama) . . 77
Configuring the Camera to Help You
Better Time Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction) . . 79
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . .(High Speed Best Selection) . . 81
Using the Situation-specific CS Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using the Situation-specific High Speed Movie Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
❚❙ Advanced Settings 85
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 87
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 87
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 87
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 90
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 91
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 92
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 93
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 93
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 94
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❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 95
❚ Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording . . . . . . . . (Wind Noise Cut). . . 95
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 95
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 96
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 96
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 96
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 97
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 98
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . . 98
❚ Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(» Quality (Movie)). . . 98
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 99
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . . 99
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . 100
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . 100
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . 100
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . 100
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . 100
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 101
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Viewing a Panorama Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 113
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 113
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 116
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 116
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . 118
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 118
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 119
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 119
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 120
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . 122
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 122
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 123
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 123
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 124
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Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 124
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print) . 125
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit) . 125
❚❙ Dynamic Photo 126
Inserting a Built-in Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 126
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File). . 128
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 128
❚❙ Printing 129
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . 132
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 137
Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
❚ Play back Dynamic Photo images on your EXILIM,
a computer, or on a mobile phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and
Managing Them on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 155
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 155
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Rotate) . 155
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 156
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 156
Creating an Image Storage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Create Folder) . 157
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 157
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 158
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 159
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 159
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 160
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 160
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Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 161
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 161
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 162
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System (Video Out) . 162
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . .(HDMI Output) . 163
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 163
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 164
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 164
❚❙ Appendix 165
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Computer System Requirements for Software (For Windows) . . . . . . . . . . 176
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 179
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
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The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
General Guide
1Zoom controller
(pages 29, 46, 108)
2Shutter button (page 28)
3Flash (page 44)
4[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 26)
5Microphones (page 56)
6[AUTO] button (page 28)
7Strap holes (page 27)
8Front lamp
(pages 90, 93)
9Lens
bk[BS] (BEST SHOT)
button (pages 50, 64)
blBack lamp
(pages 18, 20, 26, 29,
44)
bm[0] (Movie) button
(page 55)
bnTerminal cover
(pages 18, 19, 109,
111, 130, 140, 148)
bo[USB/AV] port
(pages 18, 19, 109,
130, 140, 148)
bp[HDMI OUT] HDMI
output (Mini) (page 111)
bqControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 12, 33, 37, 44,
85)
br[MENU] button
(page 85)
bs[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 26, 32)
bt[SET] button (page 37)
ck[r] (REC) button
(pages 26, 28)
clMonitor screen
(page 10)
1234 67
5
9 8 bt
ck bs br
bo
bm
cl bq
bk bl 7
bp
bn
Front Back
cn cm
co
Bottom
cmBattery/memory card slots (pages 16, 24, 173, 174)
cnTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
coSpeaker
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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
NOTE
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor screen indicates the area that is
recorded when shooting a movie. The area within the frame is recorded for a
movie.
• 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.
Monitor Screen Contents
1Focus mode (page 87)
2Metering mode (page 99)
3Continuous Shutter mode
(page 50)
4Self-timer mode (page 90)
5Image deterioration indicator
(page 47)
6Recording mode (page 28)
7Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(pages 53, 188)
8Number of recordable CS images
(pages 50, 53)
9Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 38, 98)
bkISO sensitivity (page 41)
blWhite balance setting (page 42)
bmExposure compensation (page 43)
bnMovie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 55, 58)/Recording speed (high speed
movie) (page 58)
boFlash (page 44)
bpDate/Time (pages 22, 159)
bqTimestamp indicator (page 158)
brFocus frame (pages 29, 92)
bsBattery level indicator (page 21)
btHistogram (page 179)
ckZoom (SR)/Multi SR Zoom indicator (page 48)
clAnti Shake (page 91)
cmFace Detection (page 93)
bk
bl
bm
bo
bn
2 456
1 789
bp
bs
bt
cl
cm
ck
3
br bq
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. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
1Recording mode (page 55)
2Audio recording disabled (page 58)
3Remaining movie memory capacity (page 55)
4Movie recording time (page 55)
5Movie recording in progress (page 55)
6Movie quality (FHD/STD movie) (pages 55, 58)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 58)
7Battery level indicator (page 21)
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 120)
3Snapshot image size (page 38)
4Folder name/file name (page 152)
5Snapshot image quality (page 98)
6ISO sensitivity (page 41)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 159)
bkExposure compensation (page 43)
blMetering mode (page 99)
bmWhite balance setting (page 118)
bnFlash (page 44)
boBattery level indicator (page 21)
bpContinuous Shutter mode (page 50)
bqHistogram (page 179)
brRecording mode (page 28)
4
3
1 2
6
5
7
2 4
1 3
5
6
7
8
bm
bn
bo bk
bl
bq
bp
br
9
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. Movie Playback
. CS Image Viewing
Each press of [8] (DISP) will cycle through display settings that
display or hide on-screen information and the control panel. You
can configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY
mode.
• The control panel is not displayed and display information settings cannot be
changed during movie recording.
1No audio data available
2File type
3Protect indicator (page 120)
4Folder name/file name (page 152)
5Movie recording time (page 101)
6Movie quality/speed (pages 55, 58, 58)
7YouTube (page 62)
8Date/time (page 159)
9Battery level indicator (page 21)
1Current image number/number of images in the
group (page 103)
2CS group icon (page 103)
3Playback guide (page 103)
4CS speed (page 103)
Turning Display Information On and Off (Info)
Information on,
control panel on
Displays setting information and the control panel.
Information on,
control panel on,
histogram on
Displays setting information and the
control panel, and a histogram (page 179)
on the left side of the display. Also
displays the remaining movie recording
time as well as a movie image quality
icon.
Information off,
control panel off
Hides setting information and the control panel.
1 3 4
5
6
7
8
9
2
1 2
4
3
[8] (DISP)
Histogram
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What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete them a countless number of times.
Play
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.
Delete
Record
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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 six main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
Blurred Background
This function analyzes a burst of consecutive images
and then blurs the background behind the main
subject. This creates an effect that really makes the
subject stand out, just like photographs taken with a
single-lens reflex camera.
Wide Shot
With this feature, a number of images are shot and
then combined to produce an image with a super-wide
angle of view that exceeds the widest angle of view
possible with the lens. Converted to 35 mm
equivalents, the focal distances available with this
feature enable shooting with approximate angles of
view of 17 mm and 21 mm.
HDR Art / HDR Art Movie
An HDR Art feature combines different parts of a burst
of images shot with different exposures into a final
image and performs high-precision image analysis to
produce final images that are true works of art. HDR
Art also can be used when shooting movies.
Premium Auto
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 68 for more information.
*See page 69 for more information.
*See page 74 for more information.
*See page 28 for more information.
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High Speed Movie
Movies can be recorded at up to 1000 frames per
second. This makes it possible to clearly view
phenomena that are invisible to the human eye, in
slow motion.
FHD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality FHD.
(1920x1080 pixels 30 fps)
*See page 58 for more information.
1920x1080 pixels *See page 58 for more information.
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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-110)
for power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
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.
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 173.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To load the battery
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Front Back
Battery contacts
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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
power cord into a
household power
outlet.
Charge the Battery
[ON/OFF] (Power)
USB
USB-AC adaptor
Power cord
USB cable (included with camera)
USB port
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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
190 minutes to bring a
fully dead battery to a full
charge.
• A battery that has not
been used for a long
time, or ambient
temperature extremes
can cause charging to
take longer than
normal. If charging
takes longer than
about six hours, a timer will terminate it automatically, even if the battery is not
fully charged. This is indicated by the back lamp flashing red. If the battery has
not been used for a very long time, charging may be terminated automatically
and the back lamp may start flashing red after only about 45 minutes. In either
case, disconnect the USB cable from the camera and then reconnect it to
resume charging.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
Back Lamp Operation
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature, USB-
AC adaptor problem, battery problem,
or charging terminated by timer (page
172)
Off Charging complete
USB cable
(included with camera)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned
with the 4 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
the cable to the camera.
[USB/AV] port
Small connector
USB-AC adaptor
Terminal cover
Back lamp
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4. After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
. 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.
IMPORTANT!
• The first time you connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable, an
error message may appear on your computer. If this happens, disconnect and then
reconnect the USB cable.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera.
2. With your computer turned on, connect the camera to it.
The camera’s back lamp will light red. After a short while, the camera will turn on
automatically and the back lamp will light amber to indicate that charging has
started. The back lamp will light green when charging is complete. Note,
however, that some computer models or connection conditions can produce low
supply capacity. If low supply capacity exists, charging will start without the
camera turning on. This is indicated by the back lamp lighting red. The back lamp
will go out in this case after charging is complete.
USB port USB cable (included with camera)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned
with the 4 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
the cable to the camera.
[USB/AV] port
Large connector
Small connector
Terminal
cover
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• A battery that has not been used for a long time, certain types of computers,
and connection conditions can cause charging to take more than
approximately six hours, which will trigger a timer that terminates charging
automatically, even if the battery is not fully charged. If this happens,
disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable to restart charging. To complete
charging faster, use of the included USB-AC adaptor is recommended.
• If the battery has not been used for a very long time, charging may terminate
automatically and the back lamp may start flashing red or go out after only
about 30 minutes to 45 minutes. In either case, use of the USB-AC adaptor that
comes with the camera is recommended.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
Back Lamp Operation
3. After charging is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the camera
and then from the computer.
NOTE
• Charging continues while a camera is connected to a computer’s USB port, even if
the camera is turned off. Under this condition, the back lamp operates as described
under “Back Lamp Operation” (page 18).
Lamp Status Description
Lit Amber Charging
Lit Red
Charging in progress (Data transfer with
computer not supported.)
Flashing Red/Off
Abnormal ambient temperature, battery
problem, or charging terminated by
timer (page 172)
Lit Green Charging complete, or charging stopped
Back lamp
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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.
• If low supply capacity exists due to your computer model or connection conditions,
charging will start without the camera turning on. Turning on the camera in this
case will cause charging to stop and enter USB data communication between the
camera and the computer. The camera’s back lamp will be lit green at this time.
Other Charging Precautions
• With the two charging methods described above, you can charge the camera’s
battery (NP-110) without removing it from the camera. You also can charge the
battery using an optionally available charger unit (BC-110L). 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 immediately after 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 USB-AC adaptor 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.
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
159).
• See page 193 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator * * *
Indicator Color Cyan * Yellow * Red * Red
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Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 44).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 160, 161).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 94).
• Avoid unnecessary optical zoom operations.
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 160). 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).
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
[0] (Movie)
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6] to select “Apply” and
then press [SET].
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 188.
– SD Memory Card (Up to 2GB)
– SDHC Memory Card (2GB to 32GB)
– SDXC Memory Card (32GB to 2TB)
Use one of the above types of memory card.
• The above are supported memory card types as of August 2011.
• Noted memory card capacities are standard values.
• Use only SD cards that are compliant with the SD Card Association specification.
• This model does not support use of an Eye-Fi 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 160
– Date and time: page 159
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
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. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds, and even can make it
impossible to store High Quality movies correctly. Also, use of certain types of
memory cards slows down data transfer and increases the time it takes to record
movie data, which can result in movie frames being dropped. The Y indicator on the
monitor screen turns yellow to indicate that frames are being dropped. In order to
avoid problems such as these, use of an Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is
recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation
of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off
the camera and then open the
battery cover.
Slide the battery cover slider towards
OPEN and then open it as indicated by
the arrows in the illustration.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
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 174.
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
Front Back
Front
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You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
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.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. On the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
To format (initialize) a new memory card
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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 160, 161) 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 161).
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 32).
To turn off the camera
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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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, 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
• To protect against accidentally dropping
the camera and damaging it, attachment
and use of an optionally available wrist
strap or a sufficiently strong
commercially available camera wrist
strap is recommended.
Make sure to keep the strap around your
fingers or wrist while operating the
camera.
• Take care to make sure your fingers and
the strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• Never swing the camera around by the
strap.
• When the “Auto Rotate” setting is turned
on, the camera will detect whether it is
being held vertically or horizontally when
a snapshot image is shot. When you display an image shot with the camera held
vertically, the image is rotated automatically 90 degrees when displayed on the
monitor screen (page 155).
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.
Front lamp
Lens
Flash
Attach strap here.
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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.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
2. Use [AUTO] to select Auto recording mode.
Each press of [AUTO] toggles between Auto (R) and Premium Auto (Ÿ).
To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
Auto This is the standard Auto recording mode.
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.
• It requires more power (and runs down the battery quicker)
than Auto.
R
Ÿ
Auto recording mode icon
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 188)
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
[AUTO]
Monitor screen
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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.
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.)
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The Premium Auto Make-up Function smoothes the skin texture of the subject and
softens facial shadows caused by harsh sunlight for better looking portraits. There are
three different Make-up Level settings: Off, Standard, and High.
1. Enter the Premium Auto mode (page 28).
2. Press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the
bottom (Make-up Level).
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the Make-up Level setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• There are three available settings: “Off”, “Standard”, and “High”.
5. Shoot the image.
3. Continuing to keep the camera still,
press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording. Press [0] (Movie)
again to stop movie recording. See the following pages for
details.
Standard movie (STD movie): page 55
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 58
High speed movie (HS movie): page 58
Recording Beautiful Portraits (Make-up Function)
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)
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. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. Shooting with Auto
If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 89) 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 92) for more information.
. 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 92)
– Face Detection (page 93)
• Shooting with Premium Auto can cause vibration and noise to occur due to lens
operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
• In some cases, Premium Auto may not be able to interpret the shooting
environment correctly. If this happens, shoot with standard Auto.
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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 101.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
103.
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 11).
• 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 108). 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]
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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.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
104.
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].
• If a CS group (page 103) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
Deleting Snapshots and Movies
To delete a single file
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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 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.
• You can enlarge the selected image before deleting it by sliding the zoom
controller towards z ([).
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [MENU].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” in step 5 and then press [SET].
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.
To delete specific files
To delete all files
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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.
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 98).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Other Precautions
• The slower the shutter speed, the greater the possibility that noticeable noise will
be generated in an image. Because of this, the camera automatically performs a
noise reduction at slow shutter speeds. The noise reduction process causes it to
take longer to record images at lower shutter speeds. The shutter speeds for which
noise reduction is performed depend on the camera setup and shooting conditions.
• A noise reduction process is performed when ISO sensitivity is set to a high value.
This can cause the camera to take relatively longer to be ready to shoot again after
you press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation while the image
recording operation is in progress.
• Due to the characteristics of the imaging element used by the camera, very fast
moving objects in an image may appear distorted.
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
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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
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist light to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 89) or Manual Focus (page
87).
Auto Focus Restrictions
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2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
This will select one of the control panel icons and display its settings.*1
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.
• You can close the Control Panel by pressing [AUTO].
Using the Control Panel
The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
1Image size/Quality*2 (pages 38, 98)
2ISO sensitivity (page 41)
3White balance (page 42)
4EV shift (page 43)
5Not displayed in this mode
6Not displayed in this mode
7Not displayed in this mode
8Flash (page 44)
9Date/Time (page 45)
*1 Items displayed in the control panel depend on the recording mode.
*2 Image quality cannot be changed using the control panel.
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control panel
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NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 10) 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.
– ISO Sensitivity: AUTO
– White Balance: Auto WB
– EV Shift: ±0
– Flash: Auto Flash
• You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed
above (page 85).
. 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)
16M (4608x3456) size image =
Approximately 16 million pixels
* Unit: pixels
VGA (640x480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
Pixel
4608*
3456*
640*
480*
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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 188.
• For information about movie image size, see page 98.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 123.
. 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].
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as poster size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail, etc.
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description
16M (4608x3456) Poster Print
Good detail for better clarity even for
images cropped (page 123) from the
original
3:2 (4608x3072) Poster Print
16:9 (4608x2592) HDTV
10M (3648x2736) Poster Print
Good detail
5M (2560x1920) A4 Print
3M (2048x1536) 3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity
is relatively more important than image
quality.
VGA (640x480) E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better
when attaching images to e-mail.
However, images are relatively coarser.
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• The initial factory default image size setting is 16M (16 million pixels).
• 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).
• Available image sizes are limited for some functions as noted below.
3:2,
16:9
These image sizes cannot be selected when using some BEST SHOT
scenes*1. Selecting “3:2” or “16:9” while one of the non-supported
BEST SHOT scenes*1 is selected will cause the image size setting to
change to “16M” automatically.
*1 High Speed CS, Child CS, Pet CS, Sports CS
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ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the top
(ISO Sensitivity).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• While “AUTO” is selected, Anti Shake corrects for subject movement only
(page 91).
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
• Since higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images, the
camera performs a noise filtering process. Because of this, it may take
relatively longer for the camera to finish recording an image after it is shot. You
will not be able to perform any key operation while image recording is in
progress.
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
AUTO Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
ISO 80 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 3200
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You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel option from the top
(White Balance).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then
press [SET].
• When “‡ Auto WB” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera
automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors
and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to
determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment
impossible. If this happens, select the white balance setting that matches your
shooting conditions (Daylight, Overcast, etc.).
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Auto WB Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
Daylight For shooting outdoors on a clear day
Overcast
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the
shade, etc.
Shade For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
DayWhite
Fluorescent
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
Daylight
Fluorescent
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
Tungsten For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual WB
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
1Select “· Manual WB”.
2Under the lighting conditions you plan
to use when shooting, point the
camera at a blank white piece of paper
so it fills the entire monitor screen and
then press the shutter button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
‡
¤
'
“
†
–
«
·
Blank white paper
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You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top
(EV Shift).
3. Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
To cancel exposure compensation, change
the EV value to 0.0.
4. Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation value. The exposure compensation
value you set remains in effect until you change it or turn off the camera (which
causes it to revert to “0.0”).
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
[6]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[4]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
Exposure compensation value
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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].
3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 192.
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] ( )
>
?
<
¥
Back lamp
Flashes red 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 red, which indicates that charging is
complete.
< indicates the flash will fire.
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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 192) 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
photography 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.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom control panel option (Date/Time).
You can use [4] and [6] to select date or time display.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display styles (page 159) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
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Your camera is equipped with various types of zoom: optical zoom, HD Zoom, Single
SR Zoom, Multi SR Zoom, and digital zoom. The maximum zoom factor depends on
the image size setting and the digital zoom on/off settings.
1. In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
2. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
NOTE
• 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.
• Except for High Speed Movie, zoom operations are supported during movie
recording. Zoom operations are disabled during high speed movie recording. To
use optical zoom, perform the zoom operation before you press [0] (Movie) to start
recording.
• Zoom operations are not supported during Slide Panorama shooting. The zoom
setting is fixed at full wide angle.
• Zoom operations are not supported during Wide Shot shooting. The zoom setting
is fixed at full wide angle.
Shooting with Zoom
Optical zoom Changes the lens focal distance.
HD Zoom
Allows greater zoom capabilities by cutting out a portion of the
original image and enlarging it.
Single SR Zoom
Applies super resolution technology to suppress image
deterioration (page 48).
Multi SR Zoom
Shoots a burst of High Speed CS images, which are then
combined into a final image to suppress image quality
deterioration across a range that is greater than Single SR
Zoom. (Multi SR Zoom is enabled by selecting the “Multi SR
Zoom” HS BEST SHOT scene.) (page 76)
Digital zoom Digitally processes the center of the image to enlarge it.
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 controller
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During a zoom operation, a zoom bar appears on the monitor screen to show the
current zoom setting.
Interpreting the Zoom Bar
Range where image deterioration is suppressed.
(optical zoom, HD Zoom,
Single SR Zoom, Multi SR Zoom)
1X 28.0X to 111.6X
Zoom pointer
(Indicates current zoom.)
Point from which image deteriorates
• The location of this point depends on the image size, the “Zoom (SR)”
setting, and whether Multi SR Zoom is enabled.
Zoom (SR) Setting
Point from which image
deteriorates
Off 7.0X to 50.4X
Single (Single SR Zoom) 10.5X to 75.5X
Multi SR Zoom
(HS BEST SHOT scene)
14.0X to 100.6X
Optical zoom limit point
• 7X optical zoom point
Deteriorated image range
(digital zoom)
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. Zoom Icon
The appearance of the zoom icon on the monitor screen depends on the zoom factor.
. Zoom Factor
The digital zoom factor depends on the image size (page 38), the super resolution
zoom setting, and on whether or not the “Multi SR Zoom” BEST SHOT scene is
selected (page 76).
Multi SR Zoom is enabled by selecting the “Multi SR Zoom” BEST SHOT scene.
Optical zoom Not displayed
HD Zoom Not displayed
Single SR Zoom ç (White)
Multi SR Zoom (Orange)
Digital zoom ê
Image
size
Maximum zoom factor where image
deterioration can be suppressed
Total maximum zoom factor
Zoom(SR):
Off
Zoom(SR):
Single
Multi SR
Zoom
Zoom(SR):
Off
Zoom(SR):
Single
Multi SR
Zoom
16M 7.0X 10.5X 14.0X 28.0X 28.0X 28.0X
3:2 7.0X 10.5X 14.0X 28.0X 28.0X 28.0X
16:9 7.0X 10.5X 14.0X 28.0X 28.0X 28.0X
10M 8.8X 13.2X 17.7X 35.4X 35.4X 35.4X
5M 12.6X 18.9X 25.2X 50.4X 50.4X 50.4X
3M 15.8X 23.6X 31.5X 62.9X 62.9X 62.9X
VGA 50.4X 75.5X 100.6X 111.6X 111.6X 111.6X
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There are two types of Super Resolution Zoom: Single SR Zoom and Multi SR Zoom.
Single SR Zoom uses super resolution to expand the zoom range in which image
quality deterioration is minimized. Multi SR Zoom shoots a series of High Speed CS
images, which are then combined into final image to suppress image quality
deterioration across a range that is greater than Single SR Zoom. For information
about the effective zoom factor ranges in which Super Resolution Zoom is effective,
see page 48.
The procedure below shows how to configure Single SR Zoom settings. For
information about Multi SR Zoom, see page 76.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Zoom (SR)” and then press [6].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Single” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• Single SR Zoom is effective when you want to capture delicate textures.
• Single SR Zoom does not work during movie recording.
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with Single SR Zoom.
Triple Self-timer, some BEST SHOT scenes
Zooming with Super Resolution (Zoom (SR))
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To shoot with Continuous Shutter, press [BS] (BEST
SHOT) and then select the “High Speed CS” scene.
NOTE
• To return from the “High Speed CS” HS BEST
SHOT scene to the Single Shot mode, press
[AUTO].
With High Speed CS, you can configure the camera to shoot at a speed of 3, 5, 10,
15, or 30 images per second, as long as you keep the shutter button and there is
memory available to store the images. With Prerecord CS, half-pressing the shutter
button starts continual pre-recording of images to a temporary buffer. Then when you
press the shutter button the rest of the way down, the camera stores what is currently
in the buffer and starts real-time continuous shutter recording of new images. Real-
time recording continues until you release the shutter button or until a total of up to
30 images (buffer images plus new images) are recorded. You can configure
Prerecord CS to specify how many of the 30 images are recorded in the buffer and
how many are recorded after you fully press the shutter button. Use Prerecord CS
when you want to make sure you do not miss fast-moving action.
* You can record up to 30 images (pre-recorded buffer images plus real-time images) for
each Prerecord CS operation.
Using Continuous Shutter
Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS
[BS] (BEST SHOT)
Shutter button half-press
Recorded images (up to 30 images)
Continuous recording of images until shutter
button released*
Shutter button release
Shutter button full-press
Pre-recorded images

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