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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Exilim EX-ZR400
  • 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 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor Screen Contents and How to Change Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
]\ 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
] Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
] To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
]\ Snapshot Tutorial 36
Selecting the Recording Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Self-timer) . . 39
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(White Balance) . . 40
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 42
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 45
Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Make-up Level) . . 46
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . 47
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash) . . 48
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Metering) . . 50
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
] Monitor Screen Information when Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
] Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 54
] Expanding the Zoom Range to
Shoot Clearer Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Multi SR Zoom). . . 55
Shooting a Burst of Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed CS) . . 55
Using Focus Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
] Shooting with a Blurred Background . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Blurred Background). . . 59
] Shooting with Full Focus Macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(All-In-Focus Macro). . . 60
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Shooting with Artistic Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ART SHOT) . . 61
] Saving a Second Normal Image When
Shooting With HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Double (HDR Art)). . . 63
Shooting with Triple Shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
]\ Recording Movies 65
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
] Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Prerecord (Movie)) . . 70
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube) . . 72
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . (Snapshot In Movie) . . 73
]\ Using BEST SHOT 74
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Creating and Using Your Own Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CUSTOM SHOT) . . 76
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . (HDR) . . 77
Shooting Bright Images in the Dark
without Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed Night Shot) . . 78
Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Wide Shot) . . 79
Shooting a Panorama Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Slide Panorama) . . 82
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . . (High Speed Best Selection) . . 84
Configuring the Camera to
Help You Better Time Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Lag Correction) . . 85
Using Continuous Shutter with Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF-CS) . . 87
Shooting with High Speed Anti Shake . . . . . . . . (High Speed Anti Shake) . . 88
Shooting Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Snapshot) . . 89
Using a TV Screen to Shoot Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . (HDMI TV Output) . . 90
]\ Advanced Settings (REC MENU) 92
Configuring Recording Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . 93
Saving a Second Normal Image When
Shooting With HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Double (HDR ART)) . . 94
To select the snapshot image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Image Size) . . 94
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Image Quality) . . 96
Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Quality) . . 96
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 97
Specifying the ISO Sensitivity Upper Limit . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO High Limit) . . 98
Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Zoom (SR)) . . 99
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Area) . . 99
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . .(Anti Shake) . 100
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . 101
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Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous AF) . 102
Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection) . 102
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Digital Zoom) . 103
Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording . . . . . . . (Wind Noise Cut) . 103
Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Make-up Level) . 103
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . 104
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(White Balance) . 104
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . 104
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Self-timer) . 104
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Metering) . 104
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash Intensity) . 105
Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sharpness) . 105
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . 105
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Contrast) . 105
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Assist Light) . 106
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . 106
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . 107
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Icon Help) . 107
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . 108
]\ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 109
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Viewing a Panorama Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
] Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
] Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
] Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
] Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
]\ Other Playback Functions (PLAY MENU) 121
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 121
] Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 123
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Movie Editing) . 124
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . 125
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(White Balance) . 126
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . . (Brightness) . 126
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(DPOF Printing) . 127
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Protect) . 127
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time) . 129
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Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Rotation) . 129
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Resize) . 130
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Trimming) . 130
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 131
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Divide Group) . 131
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . . (CS Multi Print) . 132
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(CS Frame Edit) . 132
]\ Printing 133
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(DPOF Printing) . 135
]\ Using the Camera with a Computer 140
Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
] Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
] Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
] Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
] Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Using an SD Memory Card with Built-in LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
] Transferring Images with an Eye-Fi Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi). . 148
] Using a Smartphone to Play Back Images
Stored on a FlashAir Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FlashAir). . 150
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
]\ Other Settings (SETTING) 155
Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ECO Mode) . 155
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Screen) . 155
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 156
Configuring FlashAir Card Communication Settings . . . . . . . . .(FlashAir) . 156
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 156
Creating an Image Storage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Create Folder) . 157
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Timestamp) . 157
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Rotate) . 158
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 158
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sleep) . 159
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 159
Configuring [r] Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(REC) . 160
Configuring [p] Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PLAY) . 160
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Delete Key) . 160
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Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 161
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 162
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 162
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 163
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(USB) . 163
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out) . 164
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . . (HDMI Output) . 164
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Format) . 165
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Reset) . 165
]\ Appendix 166
Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Precautions During Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
] Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
] Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
] Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 182
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
] Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
] Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
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The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
General Guide
1Mode dial
(pages 28, 36, 65)
2Zoom controller
(pages 29, 51, 116)
3Shutter button
(pages 26, 28)
4Flash (page 48)
5[ON/OFF] (Power)
(pages 22, 26)
6Front lamp
(pages 39, 106)
7[Õ] (Continuous
Shutter) (page 55)
8Lens
9Microphones (page 66)
bkBack lamp
(pages 18, 19, 26, 29,
48)
bl[r] (REC) button
(page 26)
bm[0] (Movie) button
(page 65)
bnStrap hole (page 2)
boTerminal cover
bp[USB/AV] port
(pages 17, 18)
bq[HDMI OUT]
HDMI output (Mini)
(page 118)
br[MENU] button
(pages 65, 92)
bs[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 26, 32)
bt[SET] button
(pages 38, 65, 92)
ckControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 38, 65, 74,
92)
clMonitor screen
(pages 10, 26)
1234 67
5
8 bt
ck bs br
bl
cl
9 bk bm bn bo
bp
bq
Front Back
co cm
cp cn
Bottom
cmBattery/memory card slots (pages 16, 24)
cnBattery cover
coTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cpSpeaker
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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 (1 Shot)
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 red if the Auto
Exposure (AE) is not correct for some reason.
Monitor Screen Contents and How to Change Them
1Self-timer mode (page 39)
2Face Detection (page 102)
3Recording mode (page 28)
4Image deterioration indicator/
Zoom (SR) indicator (page 53)
5Remaining movie memory
capacity (page 65)
6Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 191)
7Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 94, 96)
8Movie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 65, 68)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 68)
9Focal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.) (page 52)
bkAnti Shake (page 100)
blTimestamp indicator (page 157)
bmHistogram (page 182)
bnAF Area (page 99)
boDate/Time (pages 22, 162)
bpFocus frame (pages 29, 99)
bqBattery level indicator (page 21)
brMetering mode (page 104)
bsFlash (page 48)
btExposure compensation (page 47)
ckMake-up level (page 46)
clISO sensitivity (page 45)
cmFocus mode (page 42)
cnWhite balance (page 40)
8
9
bk
bo
bl
bm
1 3 567
bq
ck
bs
br
bt
cm
cn
cl
2 4
bn
bp
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. Snapshot Recording (Burst Shooting)
. Movie Recording
. Snapshot Viewing
1Continuous Shutter (CS) speed (page 56)
2Recording mode (page 28)
3Allowable CS time/number of CS images
(page 56)
4Continuous Shutter mode (page 55)
5Prerecord CS shots (page 57)
6Maximum CS shots (page 56)
1Snapshot recording mode (Snapshot In Movie)
(page 73)
2Audio recording disabled (page 68)
3Recording mode (page 65)
4Movie recording time (page 65)
5Remaining movie memory capacity (page 65)
6Movie recording in progress (page 65)
7Movie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 65, 68)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 68)
8Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 191)
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 127)
3Snapshot image size (page 94)
4Folder name/file name (page 152)
5Snapshot image quality (page 96)
6Recording mode (page 28)
7Histogram (page 182)
8Date/time (page 162)
9Metering mode (page 104)
bkWhite balance (page 126)
blBattery level indicator (page 21)
bmFlash (page 48)
bnExposure compensation (page 47)
boShutter speed
bpAperture value
bqISO sensitivity (page 45)
brFocal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
1 2 3
4
5
6
6
5
4
23
7
8
1
2 4
1 3
6
5
7
bk9
bl
bo
bn
bm
bq
bp
br
8
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. CS Image Viewing
. Movie Playback
1Number of images in the group (page 111)
2CS group icon (page 111)
1No audio data available
2Movie recording time (page 109)
3Recording mode/Movie quality/speed
(pages 65, 68, 68)
4YouTube (page 72)
12
1 2
3
4
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. Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
Each press of [8] (DISP) will cycle through display settings that
display or hide on-screen information. You can configure separate
settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
REC mode
PLAY mode
Information on Displays setting information.
Information on,
histogram on
Displays setting information and a
histogram (page 182) on the right side of
the display.
Information off Hides setting information.
Information display
on
Displays settings when shooting, current date and time,
and other information.
Information on,
histogram on
Displays settings when shooting, current date and time,
histogram (page 182), and other information.
Information display
off
No information displayed when shooting.
[8] (DISP)
Histogram
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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 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: HDR Art,
Toy Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia,
Monochrome, Miniature, Fisheye.
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.
Triple Shot
Pressing the shutter button shoots a burst of three
images and stores them in memory. This feature is
great for making sure you don’t miss those special
moments when kids are around.
*See page 61 for more information.
*See page 78 for more information.
*See page 28 for more information.
*See page 64 for more information.
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Blurred Background/All-In-Focus
Macro (Focus Control)
Focus Control shoots and analyzes a burst of multiple
images and combines them in a way that produces
either image in which the background is blurred or
everything is in focus: from nearby objects to distant
objects.
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.
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 59 for more information.
*See page 79 for more information.
*See page 68 for more information.
*See page 68 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.
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.
To replace the battery
1. Open the battery cover and
remove the current battery.
2. Load a new battery.
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To load the battery
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Battery
OK
NG
Stopper
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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
The adaptor lets you charge the battery while it is loaded in the camera.
While the camera is turned off, connect in the sequence shown below (1, 2, 3,
4).
Charging time: Approximately 240 minutes
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the [USB/AV] port until you feel
it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor
communication or malfunction.
• 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.
Charge the Battery
4
3
2
1
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 USB-AC adaptor
Power cord
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Back Lamp Operation
. To charge using a USB connection to a computer
USB connection lets you charge the battery while it is loaded in the camera.
While the camera is turned off, connect in the sequence shown below (1, 2).
• If the camera is on, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn it off before connecting it to
your computer.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
USB-AC adaptor problem, or battery
problem (page 176)
Off Charging complete
Back lamp
USB
1
2
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
USB port
Computer
(power turned on)
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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.
• 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
45 minutes. In either case, use of the USB-AC adaptor that comes with the camera
is recommended.
• If you turn on the camera while charging over a USB connection to a computer is in
progress, the camera will establish a USB connection with the computer. Though
charging normally should continue at this time, certain types of computers or
connection environments may stop charging if supply power is low. This will be
indicated by the camera’s back lamp lighting green.
• Charging is not performed while the connected computer is in the hibernate mode.
Back Lamp Operation
• The information in parentheses in the above table shows the lamp status while the
camera is turned on during charging.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red,
(Lit/Flashing Amber)
Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
charging taking abnormally long, or
battery problem (page 176)
Off, (Lit Green) Charging complete
Back lamp
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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.
• This model can be charged only via from USB 2.0 specification USB port only.
• 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.
• Never use the power cord with another device.
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about 30 days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
162).
• See page 197 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• Entering the “ECO Mode” enables low-power operation (page 155).
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 48).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 159, 159).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 102).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator * * *
Indicator Color White * White * Red * Red
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 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].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July 10, 2015
YY/MM/DD * 15/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/15
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/15
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, select
“24h” and then use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
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
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 191.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
– SDXC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
• The above are supported memory card types as of December 2012.
• This camera supports use of SD memory cards of the following types and
capacities: SD memory cards up to 2GB, SDHC memory cards from 2GB up to
32GB, SDXC memory cards from 32GB up to 2TB. Note that the ability to use any
particular card with this camera, even if it satisfies the above capacity and type
requirements, is not guaranteed.
• 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.
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.
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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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.
Format a memory card on the camera 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 card on a
computer will result in a non-SD standard format, which can greatly slow down
processing time and cause compatibility, performance, and other problems.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Center 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 FlashAir card.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. Press [4], use [8] and [2] to select the “¥ SETTING” tab, and then
press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
To format (initialize) a new memory card
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. To turn power on
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 32,
109).
• You also can turn on the camera by pressing [p]
(PLAY).
• Pressing [r] (REC) or the shutter button 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 159,
159) will turn off power automatically if you do not
perform any operation for a preset amount of time.
. To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
NOTE
• You also can configure the camera to turn on or off when you press [r] (REC)
(page 160).
• The camera can be configured so power turns off when [p] (PLAY) is pressed
(page 160).
Turning the Camera On and Off
[p] (PLAY)
Back lamp
[ON/OFF] (Power)
[r] (REC)
Shutter button
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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
158).
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 (Program 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 the shutter button.
2. Align the mode dial with [P] (Program Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto
PRO) to select Auto recording mode.
To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Program
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 Program Auto recording.
• It also requires more power (and runs down the
battery quicker) than Program Auto.
P
Ÿ
Auto recording mode icon
Shutter button
Mode dial
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 191) Monitor screen
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1. Point the camera at the subject.
If you are shooting with Premium Auto PRO, text will
appear at the bottom 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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. 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 44) 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 “O Tracking” (page 99) for more information.
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 65
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 68
High speed movie (HS movie): page 68
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)
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. 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.
– Continuous AF (page 102)
– Intelligent AF (page 99)
– Face Detection (page 102)
• 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.” 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 CS images and merge them
into a final image. Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until
shooting of all of the CS images is complete. If you do not want to shoot CS
images, select “Off” for the Control Panel (page 38) “HS Scene Shooting” item.
• Certain flash settings (page 48) 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 109.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
111.
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 11).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 13).
• You can zoom in on the image by rotating the zoom controller towards z
(page 116). 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
112.
• If you select “Disabled” for the “Delete Key” setting on the “¥ SETTING” menu
(page 160), the delete menu will not appear when you press [2] ( ) (Delete).
You can delete files only while “Enabled” is selected for “Delete Key”.
. To delete a single file
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] ( ).
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
• If a CS group (page 111) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
. To delete specific files
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 in the lower left corner of the selected file’s image
and move the blue boundary to the next image.
• You can enlarge the selected image before deleting it by rotating 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
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. To delete all files
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, shade the lens with your hand when
shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 96).
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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. Auto Focus Restrictions
• 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 44) or Manual Focus (page
42).
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Snapshot Tutorial
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
P Program Auto
Standard Auto recording mode. This is the mode you normally should use
(page 28).
Ÿ 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 28).
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 74).
E Focus Control
You can use Focus Control to configure the camera so the background is
blurred and only the foreground subject is in focus (Blurred Background), or so
everything is in focus (All-In-Focus Macro) (page 59).
ART SHOT
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common, ordinary subjects
become more novel and exciting.
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 55).
D Triple Shot
Shoots a burst of three images, making this feature is great for capturing all
those special moments when kids are around (page 64).
Mode dial
b
C
j
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IMPORTANT!
• In the S mode, ISO sensitivity (page 45) always operates according to its “Auto”
setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode.
• The flash > (Auto Flash) and ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) flash modes are not
supported while A, S, or M is selected for the recording 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 red when
you half-press the shutter button if the image is overexposed or underexposed.
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 A (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting.
4 Use [8] and [2] to select S (shutter speed).
5 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed setting, and then press [SET].
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 S (shutter speed).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the shutter speed setting, and then press [SET].
• 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 A (aperture).
3 Use [4] and [6] to change the aperture setting, and then press [SET].
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the aperture setting
and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
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2. Use [8] and [2] to select the item you want, and use [4] and [6] to
select the setting you want.
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.*
3. After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed
above (page 92).
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].
1Self-timer (page 39)
2White balance (page 40)
3Focus (page 42)
4ISO sensitivity (page 45)
5Make-up Level (page 46)
6EV shift (page 47)
7Flash (page 48)
8Metering (page 50)
* Items displayed in the Control Panel depend on the recording mode.
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control Panel
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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 (Self-timer) Control Panel option.
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].
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
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.
×3
(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 None Turns off the Self-timer.
„
‚
”
•
Front lamp
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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, Triple 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, All-In-Focus Macro
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 (White Balance) Control Panel option.
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then
press [SET].
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Auto WB None
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
‡
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• 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.).
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.
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
·
Blank white paper
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1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (Focus) Control Panel option.
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.
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 rotate the zoom controller.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Settings
REC Screen
Icon Display
Type of Shot
Focus Mode Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies
Q AF
(Auto
Focus)
None
General
recording
Automatic Automatic*3
5 cm to 9 (infinity)
(2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
´
Macro
Close ups
1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
(Fifth step zoom from the
Widest Angle setting)*2
Á
Super
Macro
Close ups
1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
)
Infinity
Focus
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed Infinity (Wide Angle)
W MF
(Manual
Focus)
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
5 cm to 9 (infinity)
(2.0" to 9) (Wide Angle)*2
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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] (nearer) and [6] (further) 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 - 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
93) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
• The “Focus” setting is always fixed at “AF” (Auto Focus) whenever “Face
Detection” is being used. If you want to change the “Focus” setting, first select “Off”
for “Face Detection”.
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 “U Spot” or “O Tracking” for
the Auto Focus area (page 99).
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 “O 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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ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (ISO Sensitivity) Control Panel option.
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
100).
• 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)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Auto None
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to
conditions.
ISO80 Lower
sensitivity
Higher
sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
(Set for shooting in
dimly lit areas.)
Less noise
Some coarseness
(increased digital
noise)
ISO100
ISO200
ISO400
ISO800
ISO1600
ISO3200
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The Make-up Function smoothes the skin texture of the subject and softens facial
shadows caused by harsh sunlight for better looking portraits. You can select a make-
up level within the range of “0 (Off)” to “+12 (Max.)”.
1. Enter the REC mode, and then press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (Make-up Level) Control Panel option.
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the Make-up Level setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• You can select a make-up level within the range of “0 (Off)” to “+12 (Max.)”.
4. Shoot the image.
NOTE
• Selecting any Make-up Level setting from +1 (Min.) to +12 (Max.) causes the
settings below to be configured automatically.
– Face Detection: On
– Focus Mode: AF (Auto Focus)
• Make-up cannot be used with the following functions.
Some BEST SHOT scenes, ART SHOT, Multi SR Zoom, High Speed CS
Recording Beautiful Portraits (Make-up Level)
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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 (EV Shift) Control Panel option.
3. Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
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)
[4]:
Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is
best for light-colored subjects and backlit
subjects.
[6]:
Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is
best for dark-color subjects and for shooting
outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV value to 0.0.
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 196.
Using Flash (Flash)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Auto Flash None
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 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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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 196) 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.
• The flash > (Auto Flash) and ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) flash modes are not
supported while A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode. If you want the flash
to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
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.
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The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (Metering) Control Panel option.
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Multi None
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into
sections and measures the light in each section for
a balanced exposure reading. This type of
metering provides error-free exposure settings for
a wide range of shooting conditions.
Center
Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the
center of the focus area to measure light. This type
of metering is best when you want some level of
control over contrast.
Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small area.
Use this metering method when you want
exposure to be set according to the brightness of a
particular subject, without being affected by
surrounding conditions.
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