Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 manual

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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Exilim EX-ZR300
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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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 accessories shown below
are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-130)
USB-AC adaptor
(AD-C53U)
USB cable
Power cord Strap
Basic Reference
* The shape of the power
cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
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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, 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
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Monitor Screen Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 14
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
❚ To turn off the camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up Function). . . 31
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete specific files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 37
Selecting the Recording Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing the Snapshot Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 41
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 43
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 45
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 48
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 49
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . 50
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 51
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 52
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
❚ Interpreting the Zoom Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 56
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Using High Speed CS and Prerecord CS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . (HDR) . . 62
Shooting Snapshots Digitally Processed for Artistic Effect . . . . (HDR Art) . . 62
❚ To shoot a movie with HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(HDR Art Movie). . . 63
Expanding the Zoom Range to
Shoot Clearer Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi SR Zoom) . . 64
Shooting a Panorama Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slide Panorama) . . 64
❚❙ Recording Movies 67
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 72
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube) . . 74
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . (Snapshot In Movie) . . 75
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 76
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Shooting Bright Images in
the Dark without Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed Night Shot) . . 79
Shooting with a Blurred Background . . . . . . . . . . . (Blurred Background) . . 80
Shooting with Artistic Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ART SHOT) . . 81
Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Wide Shot) . . 83
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . .(High Speed Best Selection) . . 86
Configuring the Camera to Help You
Better Time Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction) . . 87
Shooting with High Speed Night Scene
. . . . . . . .(High Speed Night Scene/High Speed Night Scene and Portrait) . . 89
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . .(High Speed Anti Shake) . . 90
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❚❙ Advanced Settings 91
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 92
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 92
❚ Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus). . . 92
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 92
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 93
❚ Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . . 93
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 94
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 94
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 95
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 96
❚ Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording . . . . . . . . (Wind Noise Cut). . . 96
❚ Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . . 96
❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 97
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 97
❚ Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . . 97
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 98
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 99
❚ Changing the Snapshot Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size). . . 99
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . . 99
❚ Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(» Quality (Movie)). . 100
❚ Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . 100
❚ Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . 101
❚ Specifying the ISO Sensitivity Upper Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO High Limit). . 101
❚ Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . 102
❚ Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . 102
❚ Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . 102
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . 103
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . 103
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . 103
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . 103
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 104
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing a Panorama Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 116
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 116
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 118
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 119
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lighting) . 121
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 121
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . 122
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 122
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 123
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . 125
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 125
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 126
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 126
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 127
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 127
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print) . 128
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit) . 128
❚❙ Dynamic Photo 129
Inserting a Built-in Subject into a Snapshot or Movie . . . (Dynamic Photo) . 129
❚ To view a Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo File). . 130
Converting a Dynamic Photo Still Image to a Movie . . . (Movie Converter) . 131
❚❙ Printing 132
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . 135
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❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 139
Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
❚ Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Using an SD Memory Card with Built-in LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
❚ Transferring Images with an Eye-Fi Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi). . 152
❚ Using a Smartphone to Play Back Images Stored on
a FlashAir Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FlashAir). . 153
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 158
Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ECO Mode) . 158
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 158
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 159
Configuring FlashAir Card Communication Settings . . . . . . . . (FlashAir) . 159
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Rotate) . 159
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 160
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 160
Creating an Image Storage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Create Folder) . 161
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 161
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 162
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 162
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 163
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 163
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 164
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 164
Configuring [r] Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . 165
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ü Disabled) . 165
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 165
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 166
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . .(HDMI Output) . 166
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup) . 166
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 167
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 167
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❚❙ Appendix 168
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Computer System Requirements for Software (For Windows) . . . . . . . . . . 178
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 181
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
General Guide
1Mode dial (pages 29, 37)
2Zoom controller
(pages 30, 53, 111)
3Shutter button (page 29)
4Flash (page 43)
5[ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 27)
6Front lamp
(pages 50, 94)
7Õ (Continuous Shutter)
(page 57)
8Lens
9Microphones (page 68)
bkBack lamp
(pages 18, 20, 27, 30,
44)
bl[r] (REC) button
(pages 27, 29)
bm[0] (Movie) button
(page 67)
bnStrap holes (page 2)
boTerminal cover
(pages 18, 19, 112,
113, 133, 142, 149)
bp[USB/AV] port
(pages 112, 133, 142,
149)
bq[HDMI OUT] HDMI
output (Mini) (page 113)
br[MENU] button
(page 91)
bs[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 27, 33)
bt[SET] button (page 39)
ckControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 13, 34, 39, 43,
91)
clMonitor screen
(pages 11, 13)
1234 67
5
8 bt
ck bs br
bl
cl
9 bk bm bn bo
bp
bq
Front Back
cn cm
co
Bottom
cmBattery/memory card slots (pages 16, 25)
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.
• Depending on recording settings, the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
values may not appear on the monitor screen. These values will be orange if the
Auto Exposure (AE) is not correct for some reason.
Monitor Screen Contents
1Metering mode (page 102)
2Continuous Shutter mode
(page 57)
3Image deterioration indicator/
Zoom (SR) indicator (page 54)
4Recording mode (page 29)
5Remaining snapshot memory
capacity
(Displayed here only during CS
shooting.) (page 59)
6Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(During CS shooting, shows allowable CS time
and number of CS images.) (pages 59, 190)
7Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 41, 99)
8Flash (page 43)
9Focus mode (page 45)
bkAF Area (page 48)
blISO sensitivity (page 49)
bmSelf-timer mode (page 50)
bnWhite balance setting (page 51)
boExposure compensation (page 52)
bpDate/Time (pages 22, 53, 162)
bqTimestamp indicator (page 162)
brMovie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 67, 70)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 70)
bsFocus frame (pages 30, 48)
btBattery level indicator (page 21)
ckHistogram (page 181)
clFocal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
cmAnti Shake (page 93)
cnFace Detection (page 94)
8
9
bk
bl
bm
bn
bo
1 34567
bp
bt
ck
cm
cn
cl
2
br
bs bq
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. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
. Movie Playback
1Recording mode (page 67)
2Audio recording disabled (page 70)
3Remaining movie memory capacity (page 67)
4Movie recording time (page 67)
5Movie recording in progress (page 67)
6Movie quality (FHD/STD movie) (pages 67, 70)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 70)
7Battery level indicator (page 21)
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 123)
3Snapshot image size (page 41)
4Folder name/file name (page 155)
5Snapshot image quality (page 99)
6ISO sensitivity (page 49)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 163)
bkExposure compensation (page 52)
blMetering mode (page 102)
bmWhite balance setting (page 121)
bnFlash (page 43)
boBattery level indicator (page 21)
bpContinuous Shutter mode (page 57)
bqHistogram (page 181)
brRecording mode (page 29)
bsFocal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
1No audio data available
2File type
3Protect indicator (page 123)
4Folder name/file name (page 155)
5Movie recording time (page 104)
6Movie quality/speed (pages 67, 70, 70)
7YouTube (page 74)
8Date/time (page 163)
9Battery level indicator (page 21)
4
3
1 2
6
5
7
2 4
1 3
5
6
7
8
bm
bn
bo bk
bl
bq
bp
br
bs
9
1 3 4
5
6
7
8
9
2
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. 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.
1Current image number/number of images in the
group (page 106)
2CS group icon (page 106)
3Playback guide (page 106)
4CS speed (page 106)
Turning Display Information On and Off
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 181)
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 2
4
3
[8] (DISP)
Histogram
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Quick Start Basics
Quick Start Basics
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following eight main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
ART SHOT
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common,
ordinary subjects become more novel and exciting.
“ART SHOT” provides the following effects: Toy
Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia,
Monochrome, Miniature.
High Speed Night Shot
The camera shoots a series of images and then
merges them into a final image. The result is a bright
image, even if shot in the dark without a flash.
Premium Auto PRO
Select Premium Auto PRO recording and the
camera automatically determines whether you
are shooting a subject or scenery, and other
conditions. Premium Auto PRO delivers
higher image quality than standard Auto.
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.
*See page 81 for more information.
*See page 79 for more information.
*See page 29 for more information.
*See page 80 for more information.
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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 14 mm and 18 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.
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 83 for more information.
*See page 62 for more information.
*See page 70 for more information.
1920x1080 pixels *See page 70 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-130)
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 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.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To load the battery
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Battery
OK
NG
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To replace the battery
1. Open the battery cover and
remove the current battery.
With the monitor screen side of the
camera facing upwards, slide the
stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow in the illustration. After the
battery pops out, pull it the rest of the
way out of the camera.
2. Load a new battery.
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
Stopper
[ON/OFF] (Power)
USB
USB-AC adaptor
Power cord
USB cable (included with camera)
USB port
Large connector
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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
240 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
175)
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 175)
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-130) without removing it from the camera. You also can charge the
battery using an optionally available charger unit (BC-130L). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• USB charging devices and power supply devices are subject to fixed standards.
Use of an inferior device or a device that is not up to standard can cause
malfunction and/or failure of your camera.
• Operation is not guaranteed in the case of a computer built or modified by you.
Even in the case of a commercially available computer, certain USB port
specifications may make it impossible to charge via the USB cable.
• 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.
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator * * *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * Red * Red
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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
162).
• See page 195 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• Entering the “ECO Mode” enables low-power operation (page 158).
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 43).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 164, 164).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 95).
• 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 163). 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].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
[0] (Movie)
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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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].
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.
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 163
– Date and time: page 162
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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 190.
– 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 March 2012.
• Noted memory card capacities are standard values.
• Use only SD cards that are compliant with the SD Card Association specification.
• This camera supports use of Eye-Fi cards and FlashAir cards.
. 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.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
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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.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 24) 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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To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release it. This
will cause it to pop out of the memory card slot
slightly. Pull the card out the rest of the way and
then insert another one.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause
the image save operation to fail and even
damage the memory card.
Before using a memory card for the first time with the camera, you must format it.
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.
• Formatting a FlashAir card with the camera will delete files on the card that are
required for communication. For details about formatting, see the instructions that
come with the memory card.
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].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
To format (initialize) a new memory card
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Pressing [ON/OFF] (Power) enters the REC mode
so you can record images. Pressing [p] (PLAY)
while in the REC mode enters the PLAY mode,
which you can use to view snapshots and movies
(pages 33, 104).
• Pressing [r] (REC) while in the PLAY mode
returns to the REC mode.
• 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.
• About 10 seconds after you press [p] (PLAY)
to enter the PLAY mode, the lens will retract into
the camera.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages
164, 164) will turn off power automatically if you
do not perform any operation for a preset amount
of time.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
NOTE
• You also can configure the camera to turn on or off when you press [r] (REC)
(page 165).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
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
• 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.
• 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
159).
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
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You can select one of two auto recording modes (Auto or Premium Auto PRO)
according to your digital imaging needs.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC).
2. Set the mode dial to [t] (Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto PRO) to select
Auto recording mode.
To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
Auto This is the standard Auto recording mode.
Premium Auto
PRO
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera automatically
determines whether you are shooting a subject or scenery,
and other conditions. Premium Auto PRO recording delivers
higher image quality than standard Auto recording.
• It also requires more power (and runs down the battery
quicker) than Auto.
R
Ÿ
Auto recording mode icon
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 190)
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Mode dial
Monitor screen
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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1. Point the camera at the subject.
If you are using Premium Auto PRO, 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
If the camera decides that it needs to shoot a series of images with Continuous Shutter
(CS), it will display “Š”. Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until
shooting of all of the CS images is complete.
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 PRO 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 PRO mode (page 29).
2. Press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth 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 67
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 70
High speed movie (HS movie): page 70
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 47) 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 48) for more information.
. Shooting with Premium Auto PRO
• In addition to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, the camera
automatically executes the following operation as required when shooting with
Premium Auto PRO.
– Auto Focus is normally performed until you half-press the shutter button.
– Intelligent AF (page 48)
– Face Detection (page 94)
• Shooting with Premium Auto PRO can cause vibration and noise to occur due to
lens operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
• When Shooting with Premium Auto PRO, the message “Processing Premium Auto.
Please wait...” may appear on the monitor screen. If you feel the camera is taking
too long to process data, try shooting with standard Auto instead.
• In some cases, Premium Auto PRO may not be able to interpret the shooting
environment correctly. If this happens, shoot with standard Auto.
• If “Š” is displayed, the camera will shoot a series of images with Continuous
Shutter (CS). Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until shooting
of all of the CS images is complete.
• Certain flash settings (page 43) can limit environmental factors detectable by
Premium Auto PRO.
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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 104.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
106.
1. Turn on the camera and 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 12).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 13).
• You can zoom in on the image by
sliding the zoom controller towards z (page 111). 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
107.
• The delete menu will not appear if you press [2] ( ) while “On” is selected for
the camera’s “Ü Disabled” setting (page 165). You can delete files only while “Off”
is selected for “Ü Disabled”.
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 106) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
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].
Deleting Snapshots and Movies
To delete a single file
To delete specific files
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1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining onto the lens, block the light 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 99).
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.
To delete all files
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 47) or Manual Focus (page
45).
Auto Focus Restrictions
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Your camera has a variety of different recording
modes. Before recording an image, rotate the mode
dial to select the recording mode that suits the type of
image you are trying to record.
Selecting the Recording Mode
Auto
Standard Auto recording mode. This is the mode you normally should use
(page 29).
Premium Auto PRO
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera automatically determines
whether you are shooting a subject or scenery, and other conditions. Premium
Auto PRO recording delivers higher image quality than standard Auto recording
(page 29).
BEST SHOT
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and the camera sets
up automatically for beautiful images every time (page 76).
Slide Panorama
With Slide Panorama, you move the camera to compose and record multiple
images, which are then combined to a panorama. This feature lets you shoot a
panorama of up to 360 degrees, which is dramatically greater than the physical
capabilities of the lens (page 64).
Multi SR Zoom
This feature uses super resolution technology and multiple Continuous Shutter
(CS) images to expand the zoom range for overall images of higher quality and
clarity (page 64).
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
4 Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel
option from the bottom (shutter speed).
5 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed
setting.
Mode dial
t
Ÿ
b
s
j
Aperture value
Shutter speed
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S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other
settings are adjusted accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (shutter speed).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed setting.
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the shutter speed
setting and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other settings
are adjusted accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the control panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the aperture setting
and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
HDR Art
This feature applies HDR (High Dynamic Range, page 62) photography to
transform snapshots and movies into works of art that provide a greater degree
of expression than conventional imaging. You can also adjust the intensity of
the art effect that is applied (page 89).
HDR
With HDR (High Dynamic Range), the camera shoots a series of CS images
using different exposure settings and combines them into a final image to
correct for overexposure or underexposure of subjects of different brightness
levels (page 62).
Shutter speed
Aperture value
a
h
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IMPORTANT!
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you want when shooting an image
that is very dark or very bright. If this happens, use the M mode to adjust the
aperture or shutter speed manually.
• In the S mode, ISO sensitivity (page 49) always operates according to its “AUTO”
setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode.
• While A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode, the flash will not fire if >
(Auto Flash) or ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode. If you want
the flash to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
• The displayed ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or aperture value will turn orange
when you half-press the shutter button if the image is overexposed or
underexposed.
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
Using the Control Panel
The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
• You can also display the control panel by pressing
[2].
• When using a BEST SHOT (page 76) scene to shoot,
you must press [2] to display the control panel.
1Image size/Quality*2 (pages 41, 99)
2Flash (page 43)
3Focus (page 45)
4AF Area (page 48)
5ISO sensitivity (page 49)
6Self-timer (page 50)
7White balance (page 51)
8EV shift (page 52)
9Date/Time (page 53)
*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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3. Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4. If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 11) 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
– Focus: Auto Focus
– AF Area: Spot
– ISO Sensitivity: AUTO
– Self-timer: Off
– White Balance: Auto WB
– EV Shift: ±0
• You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed
above (page 91).
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. 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 Snapshot 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 190.
• For information about movie image size, see page 100.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 126.
. 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 (Size).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
• 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.
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 126) 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 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.
1. In the REC mode, press [2] ( )
once.
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press
[SET].
16M
This image size cannot be selected when using “High Speed Night
Shot”. Selecting “16M” in another mode and then switching to “High
Speed Night Shot” will cause the image size to change to “10M”
automatically.
3:2,
16:9
These image sizes cannot be selected when using “High Speed CS” or
“High Speed Night Shot”. Selecting “3:2” or “16:9” in another mode and
then switching to “High Speed CS” will cause the image size to change
to “16M” automatically. In the case of “High Speed Night Shot”, the
image size will change to “10M” automatically.
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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3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• For information about Flash Range, see page 194.
IMPORTANT!
• Foreign matter on the flash window can react with the light of the flash, producing
some smoke and abnormal odor. Though this does not indicate malfunction, oil
from your fingers and other foreign matter when left on the flash window can
become difficult to clean off later. Because of this, you should make it a regular
habit to wipe the window clean regularly with a soft, dry cloth.
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 194) 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.
• While A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode, the flash will not fire if >
(Auto Flash) or ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) is selected as the flash mode. If you want
the flash to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
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.
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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 third control panel option from the top
(Focus).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The focus range depends on the current optical zoom position.
*3 During High Speed Movie recording, focus is fixed at the position where it was
when recording started. To focus an image, half-press the shutter button for Auto
Focus or focus manually before you press [0] (Movie) to start recording.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Settings Type of Shot
Focus Mode Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies
Q Auto
Focus
General
recording
Automatic Automatic*3
Approximately 5 cm to
9 (infinity) (2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
´
Macro
Close ups Automatic Automatic*3
Approximately 1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
(Fifth step zoom from the
Widest Angle setting)*2
ÁSuper
Macro
Close ups Automatic Automatic*3 Approximately 1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed Infinity (Wide Angle)
W
Manual
Focus
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
Approximately 5 cm to
9 (infinity) (2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
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Super Macro
Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest
distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images.
NOTE
• Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed
when you slide the zoom controller.
To focus with manual focus
1. On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2. Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary
will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids
in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for
two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed,
the screen in step 1 will re-appear.
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• In the case of movie recording, Auto Macro operates before you start recording.
After recording is started, however, focus is fixed.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below. Note that the focus range is displayed
including the Auto Macro range only when shooting with Auto Focus.
Example: oo* cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
96) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
• Turning on “Face Detection” causes the focus mode to change automatically to Q
(Auto Focus). Changing the focus mode setting to anything other than Q (Auto
Focus) causes “Face Detection” to turn off automatically.
Yellow boundary
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Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
for the Auto Focus area (page 48).
1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then half-
press the shutter button.
2. Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
• When “Ë Tracking” is selected as the Auto Focus
area, the focus frame will move automatically and
follow the subject.
3. When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
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You can use the following procedure to change the Auto Focus metering area for
shooting snapshots.
• When recording movies, the AF metering area is always “Í Spot”.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel option from the top
(AF Area).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• Auto Focus is disabled when W (Manual Focus) is selected for the focus mode,
even if you select an AF area.
• With some BEST SHOT scenes, there are restrictions on the use of AF area
settings. Because of this, you may not be able to use certain settings or you may
not be able to specify any AF Area setting.
• “È Multi” cannot be selected for the AF area while Face Detection is enabled.
Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Intelligent
The camera automatically determines the focus point on the
screen and focuses there (intelligent AF).
• Face detection (page 94) operates automatically.
Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the
image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 47).
Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among
nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the
camera focuses will be displayed in green.
Tracking
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is
selected, the focus frame will follow the movement of the subject.
Ò
Í
È
Ë
“Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
Focus frame
“Ò Intelligent”
Focus frame
“È Multi”
Focus frame
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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 fifth 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 93).
• 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
(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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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
bottom (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.
High Speed CS with Prerecord CS, Prerecord (Movie), Lag Correction, Slide
Panorama, Wide Shot
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Movie, High Speed CS, Multi SR Zoom, High Speed Night Shot, High Speed Best
Selection, For YouTube, Blurred Background
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
10 sec 10-second Self-timer
2 sec
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
(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.
Off Self-timer is disabled.
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