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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Exilim Pro EX-F1
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Digital Camera
K860PCM1DMX
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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User’s Guide
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As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Unpacking
Digital camera
Rechargeable
lithium ion battery
(NP-100)
Charger unit
(BC-100L)
Power cord Strap Lens cap
Lens hood Remote shutter release USB cable
AV cable CD-ROM Basic Reference
• A shoe cap is
installed on the
hot shoe at the
factory.
• The shape of the
power cord plug
varies according to
country or
geographic area.
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• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of ArcSoft TotalMedia
Extreme for CASIO, ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre for CASIO, ArcSoft TotalMedia
Studio for CASIO, or YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel used for the monitor screen and viewfinder employs high-
precision technology that provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that some
very small number of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to
the characteristics of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 9
What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . 15
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚ To turn off the camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 25
Selecting a Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . 29
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash) . . 31
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO) . . 34
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . 34
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift) . . 36
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Metering) . . 37
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . 37
Shooting with the REC Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC Light) . . 39
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
❚ Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . 43
Correcting for Back Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Locking the Auto Exposure and Auto Focus Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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❚ Specifying the [AE-L/AF-L] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
❚ Selecting the Continuous Shutter (CS) Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
❚ Using Flash Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
❚ Using Prerecord (Still image) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Using High-speed Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
❚ Shooting with Slow Motion View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
❚ Shooting with Bracketing Continuous Shutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
❚ Continuous Shutter Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
❚❙ Recording Movies 62
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Movie Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Recording a High-definition Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
❚ Recording a High-speed Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 67
What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Shooting with Digital Anti Shake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Digital Anti Shake) . . 70
Shooting with Digital Panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Digital Panning) . . 71
Shooting an Image in Accordance with
Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Move Out CS/Move In CS) . . 72
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Prerecord (Movie)) . . 76
❚❙ Advanced Settings 77
Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 79
❚ Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 79
❚ Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . . 80
❚ Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake). . . 81
❚ Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . . 82
❚ Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous AF). . . 83
❚ Specifying the [AE-L/AF-L] button Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AE/AF Lock). . . 83
❚ Shooting with AE Bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AE Bracketing). . . 83
❚ Shooting with White Balance Bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(WB Bracketing). . . 83
❚ Shooting with Focus Bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Focus Bracketing). . . 84
❚ Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . . 84
❚ Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quick Shutter). . . 84
❚ Assigning a Function to the Function Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Ring Setup). . . 85
❚ Configuring the Continuous Shutter Image Save Method (Save CS Images) . . 85
❚ Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Review). . . 85
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❚ Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . . 86
❚ Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . . 86
Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 87
❚ Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . .(T Quality (Snapshot)). . . 87
❚ Configuring HD Movie Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (HD » Quality). . . 87
❚ Setting the High-speed Movie Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . (HS » Speed). . . 88
❚ Reducing Underexposure and Overexposure . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Range). . . 88
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . . 89
❚ Turning On Flash Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Assist). . . 89
❚ Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter). . . 89
❚ Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . . 90
❚ Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation). . . 90
❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . . 90
Using the Remote Shutter Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Using an External Flash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Installing the Lens Hood or a Lens Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
❚ Installing the Lens Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
❚ Installing a Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 96
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Displaying 12 Images on the Same Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 106
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . 106
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT) . 107
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing) . 108
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . 110
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness) . .111
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing) . .111
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect) . 112
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation) . 113
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize) . 113
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming) . 114
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 114
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Divide Group) . 115
Selecting the PLAY Mode Screen Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . (Display Layout) . 115
Copying a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Select Frame) . 115
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❚❙ Printing 116
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . 119
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 122
Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Playing Back and Saving Movies to Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
❚ Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files). . 129
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. . 132
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(PDF Files). . 133
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 137
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen) . 137
Adjusting Viewfinder Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EVF Brightness) . 137
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 138
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.) . 138
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time) . 139
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp) . 140
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust) . 140
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style) . 141
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language) . 141
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep) . 142
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off) . 142
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY) . 143
Controlling Monitor Screen Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (LCD Priority) . 143
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB) . 144
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System (Video Out) . 144
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . .(HDMI Output) . 145
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format) . 145
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset) . 145
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❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings 146
Turning Display Information On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Info) . 146
Selecting Monitor Screen and Viewfinder Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 147
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚❙ Appendix 149
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
❚ To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
❚ Using Household Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Monitor Screen Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Number of Snapshots and Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
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What is a digital camera?
Delete
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Play
Record
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images. Attach images to e-mail.
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Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
See page 64 for more information.
See page 64 for more information.
See page 46 for more information.
Full HD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality full HD and
play them back on a Hi-Vision TV.
(1920x1080 pixels 60 fields/s)
High-speed Continuous Shutter
Prerecord (Still image)
Now you can shoot continuous high-resolution
images at the amazing speed of 60 images per
second. Prerecord (Still image) pre-records images
to ensure you are almost never too late with the
shutter button.
High-speed Movies
Movies can be recorded at up to 1200 frames per
second. This makes it possible to clearly view
phenomena that are invisible to the human eye, in
slow motion.
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Be sure to attach the lens cap and strap to the camera before using it.
. Attaching the Lens Cap
. Attaching the strap
• Attach either end of the strap to the two strap rings on
the sides of the camera as shown in the illustration.
• After you are finished pull on the strap to test it and to
make sure it does not come loose.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-100)
for power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Aligning the positive + and negative -
terminals of the battery with those of the
charger unit, load the battery into the
charger unit.
Attaching the Lens Cap and Strap
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To charge the battery
Lens cap
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2. Plug the charger unit into a household
power outlet.
About 4 hours 30 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE] lamp will
light green when charging is complete.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet and then remove the battery from the charger.
Other Charging Precautions
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F). Outside this temperature range charging can take longer than
normal or even fail.
• Use the special charger (BC-100L) to charge the special lithium ion battery
(NP-100). Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different
charger can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Off
Charger unit or battery problem due to abnormally high or
low ambient temperature (page 157)
Lit green Charging complete or standing by
[CHARGE] lamp
B
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1. Open the battery cover.
Slide the lock in the direction indicated by the
arrow and the battery cover will open.
2. Load the battery.
While holding the stopper to the side in the
direction indicated by the arrow, slide the battery
into the camera, terminals end first. Press the
battery in until the stopper secures it in place.
3. Close the battery cover.
• For information about how to replace the
battery, see page 158.
To load the battery
1
2
Lock
Terminals
Stopper
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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 one day with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. You will have to re-
configure the settings after power is restored.
• See page 183 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 31).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 142, 142).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator * * *
Indicator Color Cyan * Amber * 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.
1. Press [ON/OFF] 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], [2], [4], and [6] to select the area
where you will be using the camera and then
press [SET].
The selected area is highlighted in red.
4. Use [8] and [2] to select the city where you
will be using the camera and then press
[SET].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select the summer time (DST) setting you want and
then press [SET].
6. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
7. 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 [DISP].
8. Press [SET].
• If you make a mistake, you can change the settings later (pages 140, 141).
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On
the Camera
=4?
=8?
=2?
=6?
[SET]
[ON/OFF]
(Power)
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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 177.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
– MMC (MultiMediaCard)
– MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
Use one of the above types of memory card.
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds. In particular, you may
experience problems saving high-quality movies. Use of certain types of memory
cards increase the time it takes to record movies, which can cause movie frames to
be lost. The “0 REC” indicator on the monitor screen turns yellow to indicate that
frames are being lost. Use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at
least 10MB per second is recommended.
1. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera and then open
the memory card slot cover.
Pressing the memory card slot cover, slide it in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front is
facing in the same direction as the
monitor screen side of the camera, slide it
into the card slot as far as it will go, until
you hear it click securely into place.
3. Close the memory card slot cover.
Pressing the memory card slot cover against the camera, slide
it closed.
• For information about how to replace the memory card, see
page 160.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
To load a memory card
1
2
Front Back
2
1
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IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 16) 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.
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
To format (initialize) a new memory card
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1. Remove the lens cap and then press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
2. Set the mode dial to t (Auto).
3. Set the CS dial to t (Single Shot).
• You can use either monitor screen or viewfinder to compose the image. Each
press of the [EVF/LCD] button cycles through the available monitor screen and
viewfinder on/off settings (page 146). If the image in the viewfinder appears
blurry, use the diopter dial to adjust it.
4. Point the camera at
the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
5. 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.
To shoot a snapshot
Snapshot mode icon [r] (REC)
Shutter button
Monitor screen
Viewfinder
Mode dial
CS dial
Diopter dial
[EVF/LCD]
z Telephoto w Wide Angle
Zoom controller
Focus frame
Back lamp
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6. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
IMPORTANT!
• While the “Anti Shake” setting is “D Auto” or “A Camera AS”, half pressing the
shutter will cause the camera to vibrate and emit an operation sound. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction (page 81).
. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 84).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal Auto Focus, which
means you can capture quick moving action more easily. Note, however, that some
images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button in order
to ensure proper focus.
. 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.) Point the camera at the
subject and try to focus again.
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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.
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
Shooting a Movie
Press [0] to start movie
recording. Press [0]
again to stop movie
recording. See page 62
for details.
[0]
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. 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.
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 near by, 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 strap
and make sure it is around your neck
while you are operating the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its
strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use
with this camera only. Never use it for
any other purpose.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Flash
Front lamp
Microphones
Lens
Strap
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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 96.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
97.
• For information about high-speed movies, see page 64.
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter
the PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the
snapshots currently stored in
memory.
• Information about the
displayed snapshot also is
included (page 166).
• You also can clear the information to view only the snapshot.
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
101). 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.
• You also can scroll between images using the control dial.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
Control dial
[6] [6]
[4] [4]
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If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need in order to free up
storage and record more images.
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
99.
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 97) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently display 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 “All Files Delete” 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.
Deleting Images
To delete a single file
To delete all files
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Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, install the lens hood that comes
with the camera or shade the lens with your hand.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• 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 87).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist lamp 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
43).
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Auto Focus Restrictions
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To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF]
(Power) or [r] (REC). To enter the PLAY
mode, press [p] (PLAY).
The camera will turn on.
• Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages
142, 142) will turn off power automatically if
you do not perform any operation for a preset
amount of time.
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 143).
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To turn off the camera
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p] (PLAY) [r] (REC)
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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 a Recording Mode
Auto
Use this setting for easy image recording. This is the mode you normally should
use (page 18).
BEST SHOT mode
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and the camera sets
up automatically for beautiful images every time (page 67).
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other
settings are adjusted accordingly.
Use [4] and [6] to select the desired aperture
value.
• The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture
value on the monitor screen will turn orange
when you half-press the shutter button if the
image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
• If you are using manual focus (page 43), you
also can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then
use [4] and [6] to focus manually.
• You also can adjust aperture and focus using the control dial.
Mode dial
t
b
Aperture value
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S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and
other settings are adjusted accordingly.
Use [4] and [6] to select the desired shutter
speed.
• The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture
value on the monitor screen will turn orange
when you half-press the shutter button if the
image is over-exposed or under-exposed.
• If you are using manual focus (page 43), you
also can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then
use [4] and [6] to focus manually.
• You also can adjust shutter speed and focus using the control dial.
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings.
1Press [SET], select the aperture setting, and
then use [4] and [6] to change it.
2Press [SET], select the shutter speed setting,
and then use [4] and [6] to change it.
• If you are using manual focus (page 43), you
also can press [SET], select “Focus”, and then
use [4] and [6] to focus manually.
• You also can adjust aperture, shutter speed, and
focus using the control dial.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed
Aperture value
D
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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.
• Due to the characteristics of the camera’s semiconductor, slow shutter speeds can
cause digital noise in images. The camera performs an automatic noise reduction
process whenever the shutter speed is 1 second or slower (except for images shot
with Bracketing CS). Storage of images shot at slower shutter speeds takes longer
because of the time required for noise reduction. Do not perform any key operation
while the image storage 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.
• Depending on the shutter speed setting and the recording mode you used, the
brightness of what appears on the monitor screen when you record the image may
be different from the brightness of the recorded image.
• Image AS (page 81) does not work in the S mode and M mode. You can, however,
turn on Camera AS, if you like.
• The recording mode changes to t (Auto) automatically whenever you shoot a
movie with the “STD” or “HD” movie mode (page 64).
• The aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity settings configured with the
snapshot A Mode, S Mode, or M Mode are used when shooting a movie with the
“HS” movie mode (page 64). Note, however, that the shutter speed range is limited
in accordance with the frame rate specified for the high-speed movie.
• When recording with some modes, light source flicker can cause horizontal bands
to appear in the image.
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The control panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1. In the REC mode, 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.
* Image quality cannot be changed using the control panel.
2. Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
• You also can change this setting using the control dial.
3. If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 1 and 2.
4. After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 77).
Using the Control Panel
1
9
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control panel
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
Control dial
1Image size/Quality* (pages 29, 87)
2Flash mode (page 31)
3ISO sensitivity (page 34)
4White balance (page 34)
5EV shift (page 36)
6Metering mode (page 37)
7AF area (page 37)
8REC light (Single Shot mode) (page 39)
Continuous shutter (CS) speed (High-speed CS, Prerecord (Still image), Flash
CS modes) (pages 48, 50, 52)
Bracketing mode (Bracketing mode) (page 54)
View speed (Slow Motion View mode) (page 53)
9Date/Time (page 39)
Prerecord (Still image) Time (Prerecord (Still image) mode) (page 50)
Flash continuous shutter (CS) images (Flash CS mode (with flash)) (page 49)
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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.
12816x2112 size image = Approximately 6
million pixels
2640x480 size image = Approximately
300,000 pixels
Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 177.
• For information about movie image size, see page 87.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 113.
Changing the Image Size (Size)
Large Number of Pixels
* More detail, but takes up more memory. Best when you plan
to print large-size prints (such as A3 size).
Small Number of Pixels
* Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best when you want to
send images by e-mail, etc.
Pixel
640
480
2816
2112
1
2
Unit: pixels
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. To select the image size
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the top control panel
option (Image Size).
2. Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
Description
RAW+
RAW+JPEG
(Select when
you want to
process image
data yourself.)
Saves the image as both normal JPEG data and
RAW image data. A 6M size image (2816x2112
pixels) is stored for the JPEG data. RAW image
data is unprocessed data output by the image
sensor and is saved in DNG (digital negative)
format. Though the image of such data is virtually
undeteriorated, it cannot be viewed on the
camera’s monitor screen or printed. After
transferring RAW image data to your computer,
you can use software that supports the general-
purpose DNG format to process the image and
convert it to image data that suits your particular
needs. Since both RAW image data and JPEG
data are saved by the camera, you can view the
JPEG version on the camera’s monitor screen.
6M
(2816x2112)
A3 Print
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 114) from the original
3:2
(2816x1872)
A3 Print
16:9
(2816x1584)
HDTV
4M
(2304x1728)
A4 Print
Good detail
3M
(2048x1536)
A4 Print
2M
(1600x1200)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images are
relatively coarser.
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• The initial factory default image size setting is 6M (6 million pixels).
• Selecting 3:2 (2816x1872 pixels) records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which
matches the standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
• You can shoot directly to RAW image data only while the t (Single Shot) is
selected with the CS dial and “RAW+” is selected as the image size. Consecutive
mode and BEST SHOT mode shooting produces “6M” image size JPEG images
only, which is selected automatically.
1. In the REC mode, press [2] ( )
once.
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press
[SET].
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.
External
Flash
Fires a commercially available external flash unit. Flash
always fires.
• See page 92 for more information about using an external
flash.
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3. Press the shutter button to shoot.
• If the camera senses that flash is necessary, the flash unit will
pop up automatically when you half-press or full-press the
shutter button.
• Note that the flash unit does not close automatically. After you
are finished using it, you need to close it by hand.
NOTE
• Take care to ensure nothing is close to or in contact with the flash unit when it fires.
Also make sure that the flash unit and the area around it is not dirty. Objects, dust,
or dirt near the flash unit can be burned when the flash fires.
• 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 depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient
temperature, etc.) With a fully charged battery it takes anywhere from a few
seconds to 9 seconds.
• 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.
• Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: AUTO)
Wide Angle: 0.5 m to 6.7 m (1.6' to 22.0')
Telephoto: 1.1 m to 3.9 m (3.6' to 12.8')
* The above values depend on the optical zoom setting.
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Back lamp
Flashes red while the flash is charging to indicate that
image recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot until
the lamp stops flashing red, which indicates that
charging is complete.
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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, an LED light will light immediately before the flash fires. This causes the irises
in the eyes of any people in the image to become smaller, 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.
Other Useful Flash Features
• Changing the flash intensity (page 89)
• Compensating for insufficient flash intensity (page 89)
• Using an external flash (page 92)
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ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the top (ISO Sensitivity).
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• “AUTO” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current
ISO sensitivity setting.
• “S Image AS” (page 81) can be used only when the ISO sensitivity setting is
“AUTO”.
• An ISO setting of ISO 400 or greater is not supported when the “Image Size”
setting is “RAW+”. If the ISO setting is “ISO 400” or greater when you change
the “Image Size” setting to “RAW+”, an ISO setting of ISO 200 will be used for
recording.
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, use [8] and [2] to select the fourth control panel
option from the top (White Balance).
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
AUTO Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
ISO 100 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 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
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2. Use [4] and [6] to select the shooting condition you want and then
press [SET].
• When “‡ Auto WB” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera
automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors
and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to
determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment
impossible. If this happens, select the white balance setting that matches your
shooting conditions (Daylight, Overcast, etc.)
Auto WB Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
Daylight For shooting outdoors on a clear day
Overcast
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the
shade, etc.
Shade For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
Day White
Fluorescent
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
Daylight
Fluorescent
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
Tungsten For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual WB
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
1Select “· Manual WB”.
2Under the lighting conditions you plan
to use when shooting, point the
camera at a blank white piece of
paper so it fills the entire monitor
screen and then press the shutter
button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
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You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the fifth control panel
option from the top (EV Shift).
2. Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
To cancel exposure compensation, change
the EV value to 0.0.
3. Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation
value. The exposure compensation value
you set remains in effect until you change it.
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
[6]:Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[4]:Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
Exposure compensation value
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The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the sixth control panel
option from the top (Metering).
2. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
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 “U Spot”.
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the third control panel
option from the bottom (AF Area).
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Multi
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.
Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
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2. Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• “O Tracking” cannot be used in combination with the following features.
Prerecord (Still image), Slow Motion View, some BEST SHOT scenes (Move
Out CS, Move In CS, For YouTube, Prerecord (Movie))
• “— Free” cannot be selected for the AF area while Face Detection is enabled.
Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image.
This setting works well with focus lock (page 44).
Free
You can move the focus frame by using [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move
the focus point and then pressing [SET]. To change the focus point
position, select “— Free” again and then use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to
select the position you want.
Tracking
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is selected, the
focus frame will follow the movement of the subject.
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You can use the REC light for illumination when recording
a movie where lighting is dim. Turning on the REC light
causes the LED light to light and stay on.
1. In the REC mode, set the CS dial to t (Single
Shot).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control
panel option from the bottom (REC Light).
3. Use [4] and [6] to select “On” and then press [SET].
When “On” is selected, the LED light remains lit.
• The effectiveness of the REC light is reduced in the case of far away subjects.
• You will be able to use the LED light during movie recording only if you open
the flash before you start recording.
• To toggle the LED light off and on during recording, press the [2] button. You
cannot turn the LED light off and on during High-speed Movie recording.
1. In the REC mode, use [8] and [2] to select the bottom control panel
option (Date/Time).
You can use [4] and [6] to select date or time display.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display styles (page 141) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with the REC Light (REC Light)
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
LED light
Flash
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Your camera provides you with 12X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal
distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally
processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of
12X to 180.7X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 42).
1. In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
• Sliding the zoom controller as far as it will go in either direction will zoom at
high speed.
2. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
NOTE
• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the
camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image
deterioration (page 42).
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom is disabled while “RAW+” is selected for the “Image Size” setting
(page 30).
Shooting with Zoom
z (Telephoto) : Enlarges the subject and narrows the range
w (Wide Angle) : Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range
z Telephoto w Wide Angle
Zoom controller
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If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
• If you do want to use digital zoom, change the “Digital Zoom” setting to “On” (page
84).
• During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting.
Optical Zoom/Digital Zoom Switch Point
Image deterioration indicator
Zoom bar
Focusing range
(Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus,
and Manual Focus.)
* Products marketed in some geographic
areas display inches and feet.
Focal distance
(Converted to 35mm film format.)
12X to 52.1X
Undeteriorated image quality range
1X 48X to 180.7X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Deterioration point
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 12X optical zoom point
Deteriorated image quality range
Undeteriorated digital zoom
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• The deterioration point depends on
the current image size setting (page
29). The smaller the image size
setting, the higher the zoom factor
you can use before reaching the
image deterioration point.
• Though digital zoom generally
causes a deterioration of image
quality, some digital zoom without
image deterioration is possible with
image sizes of “4M” and smaller.
The range in which you can use
digital zoom without image
deterioration is indicated on the
display. The deterioration point
depends on the image size.
• Maximum zoom (including digital
zoom) during movie recording is
48X.
• Movie recording with little
deterioration up to 48X is possible
only when “STD” is selected as the
movie mode.
Image
Size
Maximum
Zoom Factor
Deterioration
Point
6M 48X 12X
3:2 48X 12X
16:9 48X 12X
4M 58X 14.6X
3M 65.4X 16.4X
2M 83X 21X
VGA 180.7X 52.1X
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Each press of [FOCUS] will cycle through the available
focus mode settings.
• Range is affected by optical zoom.
* The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
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.
• You also can change this setting using the function ring.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Settings Type of Shot
Focus Mode
Approximate Focus
Range*
Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies
Q Auto
Focus
General recording Automatic
Approximately 40 cm
to 9 (infinity)
(1.3' to 9)
´ Macro
Focus
Close ups Automatic
Approximately 5 cm to
50 cm
(2.0" to 19.7")
) Infinity
Focus
Scenery and other
distant subjects
Fixed Infinity
W Manual
Focus
When you want to
focus manually
Manual
Approximately 5 cm to
9 (infinity)
(2.0" to 9)
[FOCUS]
Yellow boundary
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NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• When proper focusing with Macro Focus is not possible because the subject is
outside the macro range, the camera will switch to the Auto Focus range
automatically (Auto Macro).
• Auto Macro can be used when recording snapshots only.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
* Products marketed in some geographic areas display inches and feet.
• Always be sure to select Auto Focus (AF) as the focus mode whenever using face
detection (page 82).
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 37).
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.
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
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Back lighting correction compensates for the overexposure
that can occur when shooting a backlit subject. Press Æ
(Back Lighting Correction button) to toggle back lighting
correction on and off.
• When a main subject is overexposed due to backlighting,
the camera uses EV shift exposure correction and dynamic
range correction to adjust appropriately.
• This function is disabled in the M (Manual Exposure) mode.
Pressing [AE-L/AF-L] temporarily locks the current exposure
and/or focus settings. Press [AE-L/AF-L] again to unlock the
settings.
• Pressing [AE-L/AF-L] while the shutter button is half-
pressed will lock the current exposure or focus setting.
Use the following procedure to specify the operation that the [AE-L/AF-L] button
performs.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [4] and [6] to select “REC”.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “AE/AF Lock” and then press [6].
4. Use [8] and [2] to change the setting, and then press [SET] to apply it.
NOTE
• AE Lock and AF Lock are not supported while “O Tracking” is selected for the “AF
Area” setting.
• Performing an EV shift operation while AE Lock is in effect will cause Auto
Exposure to be unlocked.
• Performing a zoom operation while AF Lock is in effect will cause Auto Focus to be
unlocked.
• During movie recording, you cannot lock/unlock the current exposure and focus
settings by pressing [AE-L/AF-L].
• You cannot use AE Lock or AF Lock with “Prerecord (Movie)” if you are recording a
movie.
Correcting for Back Lighting
Locking the Auto Exposure and Auto Focus Setting
Specifying the [AE-L/AF-L] button Operation
AE Lock Exposure lock
AF Lock Focus lock
AE/AF Lock Exposure and focus lock
Æ (Back Lighting
Correction button)
[AE-L/AF-L]
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Your camera has a variety of continuous shutter (CS)
modes that you can select with the CS dial.
Using Continuous Shutter
Selecting the Continuous Shutter (CS) Mode
Flash CS
This mode will record consecutive images while firing the flash or
LED light.
• With flash, you can specify consecutive recording of three to 20
images as the maximum number of images recorded if you keep
the shutter button depressed.
• With the LED light, holding down the shutter button will record
from one to 60 consecutive images.
Prerecord
(Still image)
In this mode, half-pressing the shutter button starts continual pre-
recording of images to a temporary buffer. Then when you press
the shutter button the rest of the way down, the camera stores pre-
recorded images and performs continuous shutter recording of new
images until you release the shutter button. You can specify
anywhere from one second to up to 60 seconds as the continuous
shutter shooting time, which is the amount of time for which pre-
recorded images are saved plus the amount of time that continuous
shutter recording is performed after the shutter button is pressed all
the way down. You even can specify that the camera should save
only images that were pre-recorded for a period of from one to 60
seconds when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Use
this mode when you want to make sure you do not miss fast-moving
action.
High-
speed CS
This mode continues to shoot images as long as you keep the
shutter button depressed, and you can change the shooting speed
while recording is in progress. You can record up to 60 images
when any setting other than AUTO-N is specified. When AUTO-N is
specified, consecutive image recording it possible until the memory
card is full.
CS dial
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Single
Shot
Continuous shutter recording is disabled when this mode is
selected. Each press of the shutter button records a single image.
Slow
Motion View
With this mode, half-pressing the shutter causes the camera to pre-
record images and play them back at slow speed. Up to two
seconds worth of pre-recorded images are in memory at one time,
with the older images deleted automatically as new ones are
stored. Fully pressing the shutter button will record the pre-
recorded images. This mode lets you view the pre-recorded images
in slow motion, and perform final recording when the image you
want appears. You can specify one of eight playback speeds for
pre-recorded images.
[BKT]
Bracketing
With this mode, you can record multiple images while sequentially
altering settings for each shot. Settings that can be altered are EV
shift, white balance, and distance to the subject.
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This mode will record consecutive images while firing
the flash or LED light.
• The flash is used when the continuous shutter
speed setting is from one image to seven images
per second. The LED light is used when setting is
from 10 images to 60 images per second.
• With flash, you can specify consecutive recording
of three to 20 images. Recording will stop if you
release the shutter button.
• With the LED light, holding down the shutter button
will record from one to 60 consecutive images. Recording will stop if you release
the shutter button.
. Shooting at 10 to 60 Images Per Second with the LED Light
1. Set the mode dial to t (Auto).
2. Set the CS dial to ª (Flash CS).
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the
bottom (Flash CS fps).
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous
shutter (CS) speed you want and then press
[SET].
The LED light is used for flash when the CS speed
is within the range of 10 to 60 fps.
• You also can change this setting using the control dial.
5. Hold down the shutter button to shoot.
Holding down the shutter button while flash continuous shutter is selected shoots
up to 60 images at high speed. Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
6. Save the CS images (page 58).
Using Flash Continuous Shutter
LED light
Flash
CS speeds with LED light
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. Shooting at 1 to 7 Images Per Second with Flash
1. Set the mode dial to t (Auto).
2. Set the CS dial to ª (Flash CS).
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the
bottom (Flash CS fps).
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous
shutter (CS) speed you want and then press
[SET].
The flash unit fires when the CS speed is within the
range of 1 to 7 fps.
• You also can change this setting using the control dial.
5. Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom item (Flash CS Images).
6. Use [4] and [6] to select the number of flash
continuous shutter (CS) images you want to
shoot and then press [SET].
You can select any one of the following values: 3, 5, 10, 15, or 20.
7. Press the shutter button to shoot.
8. If you keep the shutter button depressed, the camera will shoot the
number of images you specified. Recording will stop if you release the
shutter button before the specified number of images is reached.
9. Save the CS images (page 58).
NOTE
• When shooting with Flash CS, there may be times when a message appears telling
you to wait, because you have reached the limit of the flash. This is to protect the
flash from damage. You will be able to resume using flash after the message
disappears.
Flash Unit CS Speeds
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In this mode, half-pressing the shutter button starts continual pre-recording of images
to a temporary buffer. Then when you press the shutter button the rest of the way
down, the camera stores what is currently in the buffer and starts continuous shutter
recording of new images. Recording continues until you release the shutter button or
until a total of up to 60 images (buffer images plus new images) are recorded. You
can configure this mode to specify how many of the 60 images are recorded in the
buffer and how many are recorded after you fully press the shutter button. You can
use this mode when you want to make sure you do not miss fast-moving action.
• You can specify anywhere from one second up to 60 seconds as the continuous
shutter shooting time, which is the amount of time of the pre-record buffer plus the
amount of time that continuous shutter recording is performed after the shutter
button is pressed all the way. The maximum shooting time depends on the
selected CS speed. You can select a CS speed in the range of 1 to 60 fps.
• You can configure the mode so up to 59 images are pre-recorded to the buffer until
you fully press the shutter button.
• The minimum interval for images pre-recorded in the buffer is 0.5 seconds and the
minimum number of pre-recorded images is one.
1. Set the mode dial to t (Auto).
2. Set the CS dial to Ø (Prerecord (Still image)).
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the second control panel option from the
bottom (Prerecord (Still image) Speed).
Using Prerecord (Still image)
60 images per second (60 fps): You can shoot up to 60 images in one second.
1 image per second (1 fps) : You can shoot up to 60 images over 60 seconds.
Shutter button half-press
Recorded images (up to 60 images)
Continuous recording of images until shutter
button released*
Shutter button release
Shutter button full-press
* You can record up to 60 images (pre-recorded buffer images plus real-time images) for
each Prerecord (Still Image) operation.
Pre-recorded images
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