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  • Brand: Fujifilm
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: FinePix X20
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  • Available languages: English, German

Table of Contents

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FINEPIX XP20 Series
DIGITAL CAMERA
Owner’s Manual
Thank you for your purchase
of this product. This manual
describes how to use your
FUJIFILM digital camera and the
supplied software. Be sure that
you have read and understood
its contents and the warnings in
“ForYour Safety”(Pii) before us-
ing the camera.
For information on related products, visit our website at
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/index.html
EN
BeforeYou Begin
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback
More on Photography
More on Playback
Movies
Connections
Menus
Technical Notes
Troubleshooting
Appendix
BL01299-201
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ii
For Your Safety
For Your Safety
• Read Instructions: All the safety and operat-
ing instructions should be read before the
appliance is operated.
• Retain Instructions: The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
• Heed Warnings: All warnings on the ap-
pliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
• Follow Instructions: All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
Installation
Installation
Power Sources: This video product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your appliance dealer or local
power company. For video products intend-
ed to operate from battery power, or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization: This video product
is equipped with a polarized alternating-
current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the po-
larized plug.
Alternate Warnings: This video product is
equipped with a three-wire grounding-type
plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obso-
lete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the grounding type plug.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation, to ensure reliable
operation of the video product and to pro-
tect it from overheating, and these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The open-
ings should never be blocked by placing the
video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface.
This video product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been ad-
hered to. This video product should never be
placed near or over a radiator or heat register.
Attachments: Do not use attachments not
recommended by the video product manu-
facturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this video
product near water—for example, near a bath
tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool,
and the like (excluding waterproof products).
Power-Cord Protection: Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience re-
ceptacles, and the point where they exit from
the appliance.
Accessories: Do not place this video product
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The video product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the appliance. Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recom-
mended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the video product. Any mounting of the ap-
pliance should follow the manufacturer’s in-
structions, and should use a mounting acces-
sory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart
combination should
be moved with care.
Quick stops, exces-
sive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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iii
For Your Safety
Antennas
Antennas
Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the
video product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-
up static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to proper ground-
ing of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connec-
tion to grounding electrodes, and require-
ments for the grounding electrode.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Antenna Lead
in Wire
Ground Clamp
Grounding
Conductors
(NEC SECTION
810-21)
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System (NEC ART
250. PART H)
Antenna
Discharge Unit
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
Electric Service
Equipment
Ground Clamps
Power Lines: An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of over-
head power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might
be fatal.
Use
Use
Cleaning: Unplug this video product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liq-
uid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects
of any kind into this video product through
openings as they may touch dangerous volt-
age points or short out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the video product (excluding
waterproof products).
Lightning: For added protection for this video
product receiver during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet
and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the video product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
Service
Service
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this video
product yourself as opening or removing cov-
ers may expose you to dangerous voltage or
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this video
product from the wall outlet and refer servic-
ing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
• When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the video product.
• If the video product has been exposed to
rain or water (excluding waterproof prod-
ucts).
• If the video product has been dropped or
the cabinet has been damaged.
If the video product does not operate nor-
mally follow the operating instructions. Ad-
just only those controls that are covered by
the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the video
product to its normal operation.
When the video product exhibits a distinct
change in performance—this indicates a
need for service.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician
has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteris-
tics as the original part. Unauthorized sub-
stitutions may result in fire, electric shock or
other hazards.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this video product, ask the ser-
vice technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the video product is in proper
operating condition.
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iv
For Your Safety
Be sure to read these notes before use
Safety Notes
• Make sure that you use your camera correctly. Read these safety
notes and your Owner’s Manual carefully before use.
• After reading these safety notes, store them in a safe place.
About the Icons
The icons shown below are used in this document to indicate the
severity of the injury or damage that can result if the information
indicated by the icon is ignored and the product is used incorrectly
as a result.
WARNING
This icon indicates that death or serious injury can result if the
information is ignored.
CAUTION
This icon indicates that personal injury or material damage can
result if the information is ignored.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature of the instruc-
tions which are to be observed.
Triangular icons tell you that this information requires atten-
tion (“Important”).
Circular icons with a diagonal bar tell you that the action indi-
cated is prohibited (“Prohibited”).
Filled circles with an exclamation mark indicate an action that
must be performed (“Required”).
WARNING
WARNING
Unplugfrom
powersocket
If a problem arises, turn the camera off, remove the battery, and
disconnect and unplug the AC power adapter. Continued use of
the camera when it is emitting smoke, is emitting any unusual
odor, or is in any other abnormal state can cause a fire or elec-
tric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not allow water or foreign objects to enter the camera. If water
or foreign objects get inside the camera, turn the camera off,
remove the battery, and disconnect and unplug the AC power
adapter. Continued use of the camera can cause a fire or elec-
tric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
WARNING
WARNING
Donotusein
thebathroomor
shower
Do not use the camera in the bathroom or shower (excluding water-
proofproducts). This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Donot
disassemble
Never attempt to change or take apart the camera (never open
the case). Failure to observe this precaution can cause fire or
electric shock.
Donottouch
internalparts
Should the case break open as the result of a fall or other accident,
do not touch the exposed parts. Failure to observe this precau-
tion could result in electric shock or in injury from touching the
damaged parts. Remove the battery immediately, taking care
to avoid injury or electric shock, and take the product to the
point of purchase for consultation.
Do not change, heat or unduly twist or pull the connection cord and
do not place heavy objects on the connection cord. These actions
could damage the cord and cause a fire or electric shock. If the
cord is damaged, contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Donotplacethecameraonanunstablesurface. This can cause the
camera to fall or tip over and cause injury.
Never attempt to take pictures while in motion. Do not use the
camera while you are walking or driving a vehicle. This can re-
sult in you falling down or being involved in a traffic accident.
Do not touch any metal parts of the camera during a thunderstorm.
This can cause an electric shock due to induced current from
the lightning discharge.
Do not use the battery except as specified. Load the battery as
shown by the indicator.
Donotheat,changeortakeapartthebattery. Donotdroporsubject
the battery to impacts. Do not store the battery with metallic prod-
ucts. Any of these actions can cause the battery to burst or leak
and cause fire or injury as a result.
UseonlythebatteryorACpoweradaptersspecifiedforusewiththis
camera. Do not use voltages other than the power supply voltage
shown. The use of other power sources can cause a fire.
If the battery leaks and fluid gets in contact with your eyes, skin or
clothing, flush the affected area with clean water and seek medical
attentionorcallanemergencynumberrightaway.
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For Your Safety
WARNING
WARNING
Do not use the charger to charge batteries other than those speci-
fied here. The supplied battery charger is for use only with the
type of battery supplied with the camera. Using the charger to
charge conventional batteries or other types of rechargeable
batteries can cause the battery to leak fluid, overheat or burst.
When carrying the battery, install it in a digital camera or keep it
in the hard case. When storing the battery, keep it in the hard case.
When discarding, cover the battery terminals with insulation tape.
Contact with other metallic objects or batteries could cause
the battery to ignite or burst.
Keep memory cards out of the reach of small children. Because
memory cards are small, they can be swallowed by children.
Be sure to store memory cards out of the reach of small chil-
dren. If a child swallows a memory card, seek medical atten-
tion or call an emergency number.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not use this camera in locations affected by oil fumes or steams.
This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not use this camera in locations affected by humidity or dust
(excluding waterproof products). This can cause a fire or elec-
tric shock.
Donotleavethiscamerainplacessubjecttoextremelyhightemper-
atures. Do not leave the camera in locations such as a sealed
vehicle or in direct sunlight. This can cause a fire.
Keep out of the reach of small children. This product could cause
injury in the hands of a child.
Do not place heavy objects on the camera. This can cause the
heavy object to tip over or fall and cause injury.
Do not move the camera while the AC power adapter is still connect-
ed. Do not pull on the connection cord to disconnect the AC power
adapter. This can damage the power cord or cables and cause
a fire or electric shock.
Do not use the AC power adapter when the plug is damaged or the
plugsocketconnectionisloose. This could cause a fire or electric
shock.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not cover or wrap the camera or the AC power adapter in a cloth
orblanket. This can cause heat to build up and distort the cas-
ing or cause a fire.
When you are cleaning the camera or you do not plan to use the
camera for an extended period, remove the battery and disconnect
and unplug the AC power adapter. Failure to do so can cause a
fire or electric shock.
Unplugfrom
powersocket
When charging ends, unplug the charger from the power socket.
Leaving the charger plugged into the power socket can cause
a fire.
Using a flash too close to a person’s eyes may temporarily affect the
eyesight. Take particular care when photographing infants and
young children.
Whenamemorycardisremoved,thecardcouldcomeoutoftheslot
too quickly. Use your finger to hold it and gently release the card.
Injury could result to those struck by the ejected card.
Request regular internal testing and cleaning for your camera.
Build-up of dust in your camera can cause a fire or electric
shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to request internal clean-
ing every two years. Please note that this service is not free
of charge.
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For Your Safety
The Battery and Power Supply
Note: Check the type of battery used in
your camera and read the appropriate
sections.
The following describes the proper use of
batteries and how to prolong their life. Incor-
rect use can shorten battery life or cause leak-
age, overheating, fire, or explosion.
Li-ionBatteries
Li-ionBatteries
Read this section if your camera uses a
rechargeable Li-ion battery.
The battery is not charged at shipment.
Charge the battery before use. Keep the bat-
tery in its case when not in use.
■ Notes on the Battery
The battery gradually loses its charge when
not in use. Charge the battery one or two
days before use.
Battery life can be extended by turning the
camera off when not in use.
Battery capacity decreases at low tempera-
tures; a depleted battery may not function at
when cold. Keep a fully charged spare bat-
tery in a warm place and exchange as nec-
essary, or keep the battery in your pocket or
other warm place and insert it in the camera
only when shooting. Do not place the bat-
tery in direct contact with hand warmers or
other heating devices.
■ Charging the Battery
Charge the battery in the supplied battery
charger. Charging times will increase at am-
bient temperatures below +10°C (+50°F) or
above +35°C (+95°F). Do not attempt to
charge the battery at temperatures above
40°C (+104°F); at temperatures below 0°C
(+32°F), the battery will not charge.
Do not attempt to recharge a fully charged
battery. The battery does not however need
to be fully discharged before charging.
The battery may be warm to the touch imme-
diately after charging or use. This is normal.
■ Battery Life
At normal temperatures, the battery can be
recharged about 300 times. A noticeable de-
crease in the length of time the battery will
hold a charge indicates that it has reached
the end of its service life and should be re-
placed.
■ Storage
Performance may be impaired if the battery is
left unused for extended periods when fully
charged. Run the battery flat before storing it.
If the camera will not be used for an extended
period, remove the battery and store it in a
dry place with an ambient temperature of
from +15°C to +25°C (+59°F to +77°F). Do
not store in locations exposed to extremes of
temperature.
■ Cautions: Handling the Battery
• Do not transport or store with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Do not expose to flame or heat.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Use with designated chargers only.
• Do not drop or subject to strong physical
shocks.
• Do not expose to water.
• Keep the terminals clean.
• The battery and camera body may become
warm to the touch after extended use. This
is normal.
AAAlkaline/RechargeableNiMHBatteries
AAAlkaline/RechargeableNiMHBatteries
Read this section if your camera uses AA
alkaline or rechargeable AA NiMH bat-
teries. Information on compatible battery
types may be found elsewhere in the camera
manual.
■ Cautions: Handling the Batteries
• Do not expose to water, flame, or heat, or
store in warm or humid conditions.
• Do not transport or store with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Do not disassemble or modify the batteries
or battery casing.
• Do not subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not use batteries that are leaking, de-
formed, or discolored.
• Keep out of reach of infants and small chil-
dren.
• Insert in the correct orientation.
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For Your Safety
• Do not mix old and new batteries, batteries
with different charge levels, or batteries of
different types.
• If the camera will not be used for an extend-
ed period, remove the batteries. Note that
the camera clock will be reset.
• The batteries may be warm to the touch
immediately after use. Turn the camera
off and allow the batteries to cool before
handling.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease at low
temperatures. Keep spare batteries in a
pocket or other warm place and exchange
as necessary. Cold batteries may recover
some of their charge when warmed.
• Fingerprints and other stains on the battery
terminals can impair battery performance.
Thoroughly clean the terminals with a
soft, dry cloth before inserting them in the
camera.
If the batteries leak, clean the battery
compartment thoroughly before in-
serting new batteries.
If fluid from the battery comes into
contact with skin or clothing, flush
the affected area with water. If fluid
enters your eyes, immediately flush the
affected area with water and seek
medicalattention. Donotrubyoureyes.
Failure to observe this precaution could
resultinpermanentvisualimpairment.
■ NiMH Batteries
The capacity of Ni-MH batteries may be
temporarily reduced when new, after long
periods of disuse, or if they are repeatedly
recharged before being fully discharged. This
is normal and does not indicate a malfunc-
tion. Capacity can be increased by repeatedly
discharging the batteries using the discharge
option in the camera setup menu and re-
charging them using a battery charger.
Q CAUTION: Do not use the discharge option
with alkaline batteries.
The camera draws a small amount of current
even when off. Ni-MH batteries that have
been left in the camera for an extended pe-
riod may be drawn down to the point that
they no longer hold a charge. Battery perfor-
mance may also drop if the batteries are run
down in a device such as a flashlight. Use the
discharge option in the camera setup menu
to discharge Ni-MH batteries. Batteries that
no longer hold a charge even after repeat-
edly being discharged and recharged have
reached the end of their service life and must
be replaced.
Ni-MH batteries can be recharged in a bat-
tery charger (sold separately). Batteries may
become warm to the touch after charging.
Refer to the instructions provided with the
charger for more information. Use the char-
ger with compatible batteries only.
Ni-MH batteries gradually lose their charge
when not in use.
■ Disposal
Dispose of used batteries in accord with local
regulations.
ACPowerAdapters(AvailableSeparately)
ACPowerAdapters(AvailableSeparately)
This section applies to all camera models.
Use only FUJIFILM AC power adapters desig-
nated for use with this camera. Other adapt-
ers could damage the camera.
• The AC power adapter is for indoor use only.
• Be sure the DC plug is securely connected
to the camera.
• Turn the camera off before disconnecting
the adapter. Disconnect the adapter by the
plug, not the cable.
• Do not use with other devices.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not expose to high heat and humidity.
• Do not subject to strong physical shocks.
• The adapter may hum or become hot to the
touch during use. This is normal.
• If the adapter causes radio interference,
reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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For Your Safety
Using the Camera
Do not aim the camera at extremely bright
light sources, such as the sun in a cloudless
sky. Failure to observe this precaution could
damage the camera image sensor.
TakeTestShots
TakeTestShots
Before taking photographs on important
occasions (such as at weddings or before
taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot
and view the result in the LCD monitor to en-
sure that the camera is functioning normally.
FUJIFILM Corporation can not accept liability
for damages or lost profits incurred as a result
of product malfunction.
NotesonCopyright
NotesonCopyright
Unless intended solely for personal use, imag-
es recorded using your digital camera system
cannot be used in ways that infringe copy-
right laws without the consent of the owner.
Note that some restrictions apply to the
photographing of stage performances, enter-
tainments, and exhibits, even when intended
purely for personal use. Users are also asked
to note that the transfer of memory cards
containing images or data protected under
copyright laws is only permissible within the
restrictions imposed by those copyright laws.
Handling
Handling
To ensure that images are recorded correctly,
do not subject the camera to impact or physi-
cal shocks while images are being recorded.
LiquidCrystal
LiquidCrystal
In the event that the LCD monitor is dam-
aged, care should be taken to avoid contact
with liquid crystal. Take the urgent action
indicated should any of the following situa-
tions arise:
• Ifliquidcrystalcomesincontactwithyourskin,
clean the area with a cloth and then wash
thoroughly with soap and running water.
• If liquid crystal enters your eyes, flush the af-
fected eye with clean water for at least 15
minutes and then seek medical assistance.
• If liquid crystal is swallowed, rinse your
mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
quantities of water and induce vomiting,
then seek medical assistance.
Although the display is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, it may
contain pixels that are always lit or that do not
light.This is not a malfunction, and images re-
corded with the product are unaffected.
TrademarkInformation
TrademarkInformation
xD-Picture Card and E are trademarks
of FUJIFILM Corporation. The typefaces in-
cluded herein are solely developed by Dyna-
Comware Taiwan Inc. Macintosh, QuickTime,
and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the U.S.A. and other countries. Windows 7,
Windows Vista, and the Windows logo are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of com-
panies. Adobe and Adobe Reader are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Ado-
be Systems Incorporated in the U.S.A. and/
or other countries. The SDHC and SDXC logos
are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. The HDMI logo
is a trademark. YouTube is a trademark of
Google Inc. All other trade names mentioned
in this manual are the trademarks or regis-
tered trademarks of their respective owners.
ElectricalInterference
ElectricalInterference
This camera may interfere with hospital or
aviation equipment. Consult with hospital
or airline staff before using the camera in a
hospital or on an aircraft.
ColorTelevisionSystems
ColorTelevisionSystems
NTSC (NationalTelevision System Committee)
is a color television telecasting specification
adopted mainly in the U.S.A., Canada, and
Japan. PAL (Phases Alternation by Line) is
a color television system adopted mainly in
European countries and China.
ExifPrint(ExifVersion2.3)
ExifPrint(ExifVersion2.3)
Exif Print is a newly revised digital camera file
format in which information stored with pho-
tographs is used for optimal color reproduc-
tion during printing.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Read Before Using the Software
Direct or indirect export, in whole or in part,
of licensed software without the permission
of the applicable governing bodies is pro-
hibited.
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About This Manual
About This Manual
Before using the camera, read this manual and the warnings in“For Your Safe-
ty”(Pii). For information on specific topics, consult the sources below.
TableofContents
TableofContents ...........................
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Pxiii
xiii Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting............................
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P88
88
The “Table of Contents” gives an
overview of the entire manual. The
principal camera operations are list-
ed here.
Having a specific problem with the
camera? Find the answer here.
WarningMessagesandDisplays
WarningMessagesandDisplays .....
..... P
P94
94
Find out what’s behind that flashing
icon or error message in the display.
Memory Cards
Memory Cards
Pictures can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on optional SD, SDHC, and
SDXC memory cards (P14), referred to in this manual as“memory cards.”
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Frequently-Used Buttons
Frequently-Used Buttons
■
■ Deleting Pictures
Deleting Pictures
y Press the selector up (b) to display
deletion options.
■
■ Taking Pictures During Playback
Taking Pictures During Playback
y To return instantly to shooting mode,
press the shutter button halfway.
View
Shoot
■
■ Silent Mode
Silent Mode
y Press and hold the DISP/
BACK button to disable
camera lights and
sounds.
■
■ Turning the Camera on in
Turning the Camera on in
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
y When the camera is
off, playback can be
started by pressing the
a button for about a
second.
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Product Features and Precautions for Use
Product Features and Precautions for Use
■
■ Water, Dust, and Shock Resistance
Water, Dust, and Shock Resistance
Q
Q The camera complies with JIS Class 8 water resistance and JIS Class 6 (IP68) dust resistance
The camera complies with JIS Class 8 water resistance and JIS Class 6 (IP68) dust resistance
standards, and has passed FUJIFILM drop tests (drop height: 1.5 m/4.9 ft.; impact surface: ply-
standards, and has passed FUJIFILM drop tests (drop height: 1.5 m/4.9 ft.; impact surface: ply-
wood, thickness 5 cm/2.0 in.) compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock.These results
wood, thickness 5 cm/2.0 in.) compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock.These results
were obtained through in-house testing and are not a blanket guarantee of water resistance
were obtained through in-house testing and are not a blanket guarantee of water resistance
or invulnerability to damage or destruction. The accessories supplied with the camera are not
or invulnerability to damage or destruction. The accessories supplied with the camera are not
water resistant.
water resistant.
■
■ Before Use
Before Use
Q
Q The front surface of the camera lens is protected by a sheet of glass. Foreign matter on the
The front surface of the camera lens is protected by a sheet of glass. Foreign matter on the
glass will appear in photographs; keep the glass clean at all times.
glass will appear in photographs; keep the glass clean at all times.
Q
Q Be sure that the battery-chamber and connector covers are fully latched. The presence of wa-
Be sure that the battery-chamber and connector covers are fully latched. The presence of wa-
ter, mud, or sand in the camera could cause malfunction.
ter, mud, or sand in the camera could cause malfunction.
Q
Q Do not open or close the battery-chamber or connector cover with wet hands or near water,
Do not open or close the battery-chamber or connector cover with wet hands or near water,
for example while on or by a body of water.
for example while on or by a body of water.
Q
Q Be sure the camera is completely dry before inserting or removing batteries or memory cards
Be sure the camera is completely dry before inserting or removing batteries or memory cards
or connecting the USB or A/V cable.
or connecting the USB or A/V cable.
Q
Q The camera does not float. Be sure to attach the strap and keep it around your wrist when
The camera does not float. Be sure to attach the strap and keep it around your wrist when
using the camera.
using the camera.
■
■ During Use
During Use
Q
Q Restrict underwater use to depths of 5m (16 ft.) or less and periods shorter than 120 minutes.
Restrict underwater use to depths of 5m (16 ft.) or less and periods shorter than 120 minutes.
Q
Q Do not open or close the battery-chamber cover while under water.
Do not open or close the battery-chamber cover while under water.
Q
Q Do not use in hot springs or heated pools.
Do not use in hot springs or heated pools.
Q
Q Do not dive into water with the camera or otherwise subject it to excessive force.
Do not dive into water with the camera or otherwise subject it to excessive force.
Q
Q If the camera is left on the sand, its temperature may exceed operating limits and sand may
If the camera is left on the sand, its temperature may exceed operating limits and sand may
get into the speaker or microphone.
get into the speaker or microphone.
Q
Q Sunscreen, suntan lotion, or other oily substances may discolor the camera body and should
Sunscreen, suntan lotion, or other oily substances may discolor the camera body and should
be removed with a damp cloth.
be removed with a damp cloth.
Q
Q The camera may lose water resistance if subjected to excessive force or vibration. Consult your
The camera may lose water resistance if subjected to excessive force or vibration. Consult your
retailer or a FUJIFILM-authorized repair technician.
retailer or a FUJIFILM-authorized repair technician.
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Product Features and Precautions for Use
■
■ After Use
After Use
Q
Q Remove any foreign matter from the water-resistant seal and adjacent surfaces. Foreign mat-
Remove any foreign matter from the water-resistant seal and adjacent surfaces. Foreign mat-
ter could damage the seal, lowering water resistance.
ter could damage the seal, lowering water resistance.
Q
Q After using the camera underwater or in locations where foreign matter might adhere to the
After using the camera underwater or in locations where foreign matter might adhere to the
camera body, rinse the camera under the tap or leave it in a basin of fresh water for two to
camera body, rinse the camera under the tap or leave it in a basin of fresh water for two to
three minutes.
three minutes.
Q
Q Liquid soaps, detergents, alcohol, and other cleansers may affect water resistance and should
Liquid soaps, detergents, alcohol, and other cleansers may affect water resistance and should
never be used.
never be used.
Q
Q After use, remove water droplets and foreign matter with a dry cloth, firmly latch the battery-
After use, remove water droplets and foreign matter with a dry cloth, firmly latch the battery-
chamber cover, and soak the camera in fresh water for about ten minutes. Dry the camera
chamber cover, and soak the camera in fresh water for about ten minutes. Dry the camera
thoroughly after removing it from the water.
thoroughly after removing it from the water.
■
■ Storage and Maintenance
Storage and Maintenance
Q
Q Do not store at temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F).
Do not store at temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F).
Q
Q To ensure continued water resistance, it is recommended that you have the water-resistant
To ensure continued water resistance, it is recommended that you have the water-resistant
seal replaced about once a year (a fee is charged for this service). Contact your retailer or a
seal replaced about once a year (a fee is charged for this service). Contact your retailer or a
FUJIFILM-authorized repair technician for more information.
FUJIFILM-authorized repair technician for more information.
■
■ Cold Climates
Cold Climates
Q
Q Battery performance drops at low temperatures, reducing the number of pictures that can be
Battery performance drops at low temperatures, reducing the number of pictures that can be
taken. Insulate the camera to keep it warm or place it in your clothing.
taken. Insulate the camera to keep it warm or place it in your clothing.
Q
Q Use an NP-45A battery.
Use an NP-45A battery.
Q
Q Display response may slow at low temperatures. This is not a malfunction.
Display response may slow at low temperatures. This is not a malfunction.
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Table of Contents
ForYour Safety ..................................................................ii
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................................ii
Safety Notes....................................................................iv
AboutThis Manual...........................................................ix
Frequently-Used Buttons .................................................x
Product Features and Precautions for Use......................xi
BeforeYou Begin
BeforeYou Begin
Symbols and Conventions.................................................1
Supplied Accessories.........................................................1
Parts of the Camera ..........................................................2
Camera Displays...............................................................4
Shooting ........................................................................4
Playback.........................................................................5
First Steps
First Steps
Charging the Battery........................................................7
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card.......................9
Compatible Memory Cards.............................................14
Turning the Camera on and Off......................................16
Shooting Mode ..............................................................16
Playback Mode...............................................................16
Basic Setup......................................................................18
Basic Photography and Playback
Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode......19
Viewing Pictures .............................................................23
More on Photography
More on Photography
Shooting Mode................................................................24
Choosing a Shooting Mode ............................................24
Shooting Mode Options .................................................25
r MOTION PANORAMA..............................................27
b Intelligent Face Detection.......................................29
Focus Lock........................................................................30
d Exposure Compensation..........................................32
F Macro Mode (Close-ups) ...........................................33
N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash) ............................34
h Using the Self-Timer .................................................36
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More on Playback
More on Playback
Playback Options.............................................................37
I Favorites: Rating Pictures .........................................37
Playback Zoom...............................................................38
Multi-Frame Playback....................................................39
ADeleting Pictures......................................................40
bImage Search............................................................41
kPhotoBook Assist......................................................42
Creating a PhotoBook.....................................................42
Viewing Photobooks......................................................43
Editing and Deleting Photobooks...................................43
Viewing Panoramas........................................................44
Movies
Movies
Recording Movies............................................................45
Viewing Movies...............................................................47
Connections
Connections
Viewing Pictures onTV...................................................48
Printing Pictures via USB................................................49
Printing the DPOF Print Order.........................................51
Viewing Pictures on a Computer....................................53
Windows: Installing MyFinePix Studio...........................53
Macintosh: Installing FinePixViewer...............................55
Connecting the Camera..................................................57
Menus
Menus
Using the Menus: Shooting Mode..................................60
Using the Shooting Menu...............................................60
Shooting Menu Options.................................................60
ASHOOTING MODE....................................................60
NISO........................................................................61
OIMAGE SIZE............................................................62
TIMAGE QUALITY.....................................................63
PFINEPIX COLOR.......................................................63
DWHITE BALANCE ....................................................64
RCONTINUOUS.........................................................65
bFACE DETECTION.....................................................65
FAF MODE...............................................................66
VMOVIE QUALITY.....................................................66
qLED ILLUMINATOR...................................................66
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode..................................67
Using the Playback Menu...............................................67
Playback Menu Options..................................................67
kPHOTOBOOK ASSIST................................................67
bIMAGE SEARCH ......................................................67
AERASE...................................................................67
NEDIT......................................................................68
j MARK FOR UPLOADTO............................................69
ISLIDE SHOW..........................................................70
BRED EYE REMOVAL .................................................71
DPROTECT................................................................71
GCROP.....................................................................72
ORESIZE...................................................................72
CIMAGE ROTATE .......................................................73
ECOPY.....................................................................73
STRANSITION...........................................................74
LMOVIETRIMMING...................................................74
MOVIE JOIN ..................................................................75
KPRINT ORDER (DPOF)..............................................75
The Setup Menu..............................................................76
Using the Setup Menu....................................................76
Setup Menu Options ......................................................77
FDATE/TIME.............................................................77
NTIME DIFFERENCE ...................................................77
La ......................................................77
oSILENT MODE.........................................................77
RRESET....................................................................78
KFORMAT ................................................................78
AIMAGE DISP............................................................78
BFRAME NO.............................................................79
GOPERATIONVOL......................................................80
HSHUTTERVOLUME..................................................80
eSOUND..................................................................80
IPLAYBACKVOLUME................................................80
JLCD BRIGHTNESS....................................................80
ELCD MODE.............................................................81
MAUTO POWER OFF...................................................81
LDUAL IS MODE.......................................................81
BRED EYE REMOVAL .................................................81
DDIGITAL ZOOM .......................................................82
nSAVE ORG IMAGE....................................................82
cGUIDANCE DISPLAY ................................................82
QVIDEO SYSTEM.......................................................83
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Technical Notes
Technical Notes
Optional Accessories .......................................................84
Accessories from FUJIFILM..............................................85
Caring for the Camera.....................................................86
Storage and Use.............................................................86
Cleaning.........................................................................87
Traveling........................................................................87
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions..................................................88
Warning Messages and Displays....................................94
Appendix
Appendix
Tips andTricks..................................................................98
Internal Memory/Memory Card Capacity....................101
Specifications................................................................102
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Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Symbols and Conventions
Symbols and Conventions
The following symbols are used in this manual:
Q : This information should be read before use to ensure correct operation.
R : Additional information that may be helpful when using the camera.
P: Other pages in this manual on which related information may be found.
Menus and other text in the LCD monitor are shown in bold. In the illustra-
tions in this manual, displays may be simplified for explanatory purposes.
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
The following items are included with the camera:
NP-45Arechargeable
battery
BC-45B battery charger USB cable CD-ROM (contains
this manual)
• Strap
• User Guide
Attaching the Strap
Attaching the Strap
Attach the strap as shown.
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2 Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
Parts of the Camera
For more information, refer to the page listed to the right of each item.
Selector button
Move cursor down
h (self-timer) button (P36)
MENU/OK button
Move cursor right
N (flash) button (P34)
Move cursor up
d (exposure compensation) button (P32)
b (delete) button (Px)
Move cursor left
F (macro) button (P33)
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Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
1 Zoom control ...........................................................20, 38
2 Shutter button.............................................................. 21
3 ON/OFF button............................................................. 16
4 Flash............................................................................. 34
5 Self-timer lamp............................................................ 36
LED illuminator............................................................. 66
6 Lens/protective glass
7 Speaker......................................................................... 47
8 Microphone.................................................................. 45
9 LCD monitor.................................................................... 4
10 t (movie recording) button........................................ 45
11 Indicator lamp (see below)
12 Strap eyelet .................................................................... 1
13 Battery-chamber cover latch .....................................9, 12
14 Connector cover latch ........................................48, 49, 57
15 DISP (display)/BACK button.....................................6, 18
o (silent mode) button*
................................................x
16 a (playback) button................................................... 23
17 Tripod mount
18 USB multi-connector...............................................49, 57
19 Memory card slot.......................................................... 11
20 Battery latch............................................................10, 13
21 Battery chamber............................................................. 9
*Press and hold the DISP/BACK button until o is displayed.
The Indicator Lamp
The Indicator Lamp
The indicator lamp shows camera status as follows:
Indicator lamp
Indicator lamp Camera status
Camera status
Glows green
Glows green Focus locked.
Blinks green
Blinks green Blur, focus, or exposure warning. Picture can be taken.
Blinks green and orange
Blinks green and orange Recording pictures. Additional pictures can be taken.
Glows orange
Glows orange Recording pictures. No additional pictures can be taken at this time.
Blinks orange
Blinks orange Flash charging; flash will not fire when picture is taken.
Blinks red
Blinks red Lens or memory error.
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Parts of the Camera
CameraDisplays
CameraDisplays
The following types of indicator may be displayed during shooting and play-
back. Indicators vary with camera settings.
■ Shooting
N
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
9
250
250 F4.5
F4.5
P
800
2
2
3
3
-1
-1
12/31/2050
12/31/2050
7 Movie quality................................................................ 45
8 Number of available frames........................................ 101
9 Sensitivity..................................................................... 61
10 Image size and quality.............................................62, 63
11 FINEPIX color ................................................................ 63
12 White balance............................................................... 64
13 Battery level................................................................... 5
14 Dual IS mode................................................................ 81
15 Exposure compensation................................................ 32
16 Date and time............................................................... 18
17 Blur warning............................................................35, 94
18 Focus warning .........................................................21, 94
19 Self-timer indicator ...................................................... 36
20 Macro (close-up) mode................................................. 33
21 Flash mode................................................................... 34
1 Shooting mode............................................................. 24
2 Intelligent Face Detection indicator.............................. 29
3 Continuous shooting mode........................................... 65
4 Silent mode indicator ................................................3, 77
5 Focus frame.................................................................. 30
6 Internal memory indicator*
*a: indicates that no memory card is inserted and that pictures will be stored in the camera’s internal memory (P11).
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Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
■ Playback
100-0001
100-0001
400
400
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
2
2
-1
-1
1/250
1/250 F4.5
F4.5 3
3
4:3
4:3N
N
YouTube
12/31/2050
12/31/2050
1 Playback mode indicator..........................................23, 37
2 Intelligent Face Detection indicator.........................29, 71
3 Red-eye removal indicator............................................ 71
4 Portrait enhancer.......................................................... 25
5 Silent mode indicator ................................................3, 77
6 Gift image..................................................................... 37
7 Frame number.............................................................. 79
8 Mark for upload to........................................................ 69
9 Photobook assist........................................................... 42
10 Favorites....................................................................... 37
11 DPOF print indicator ..................................................... 51
12 Protected image........................................................... 71
Battery Level
Battery Level
Battery level is shown as follows:
Indicator
Indicator Description
Description
D (white) Battery partially discharged.
C (white) Battery more than half discharged.
B (red) Low battery. Charge as soon as possible.
A (blinks red) Battery exhausted. Turn camera off and charge battery.
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6 Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
Hiding andViewing Indicators
Hiding andViewing Indicators
Press DISP/BACK to cycle through shooting and playback indicators as follows:
• Shooting: Indicators displayed/indicators hidden/best framing
• Playback: Indicators displayed/indicators hidden/Ifavorites
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First Steps
First Steps
Charging the Battery
Charging the Battery
The battery is not charged at shipment. Charge the battery before use.
1 Place the battery in the supplied battery charger.
Insert the battery in the orientation
indicated by the CBD labels.
The camera uses an NP-45A recharge-
able battery.
Battery charger
CBD
label
CBD label
Arrow
Battery
2 Plug the charger in.
Plug the charger into a power outlet. The charging indicator will light.
The Charging Indicator
The Charging Indicator
The charging indicator shows battery charge status as follows:
Charging indicator
Charging indicator Battery status
Battery status Action
Action
Off
Off Battery not inserted.
Battery not inserted. Insert the battery.
Insert the battery.
On (green)
On (green) Battery fully charged.
Battery fully charged. Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.
On (yellow)
On (yellow) Battery charging.
Battery charging. —
—
Blinks (yellow)
Blinks (yellow) Battery fault.
Battery fault. Unplug the charger and remove the battery.
Unplug the charger and remove the battery.
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Charging the Battery
3 Charge the battery.
Remove the battery when charging is complete. See the specifications
(P106) for charging times (note that charging times increase at low tem-
peratures).
Q Unplug the charger when it is not in use.
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
Although the camera can store pictures in internal memory, optional SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (sold separately) can be used to store addi-
tional pictures. After charging the battery, insert the battery and memory
card as described below.
1 Open the battery-chamber cover.
Press the latch as shown.
R Be sure the camera is off before opening the
battery-chamber cover.
Q Do not open the battery-chamber cover
when the camera is on. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in damage to image files or memory cards.
Q Do not use excessive force when handling the battery-chamber cover.
Q Remove water droplets and other foreign matter with a dry cloth before open-
ing the battery-chamber cover.
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Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
2 Insert the battery.
Insert the battery with the terminal first and
in the orientation shown by the label inside
the battery chamber, keeping the battery
latch pressed to one side. Confirm that the
battery is securely latched.
Q Insert the battery in the correct orientation.
Do NOT use force or attempt to insert the bat-
tery upside down or backwards. The battery
will slide in easily in the correct orientation. Label
Battery latch
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
3 Insert the memory card.
Holding the memory card in the orientation
shown at right, slide it in until it clicks into
place at the back of the slot.
Q Be sure card is in the correct orientation; do
not insert at an angle or use force. If the mem-
ory card is not correctly inserted or no mem-
ory card is inserted, a will appear in the LCD
monitor and internal memory will be used for
recording and playback.
Click
Q SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards can be locked,
making it impossible to format the card or to
record or delete images. Before inserting an
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, slide the write-
protect switch to the unlocked position.
Write-protect switch
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Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
4 Close the battery-chamber cover.
Before closing the cover, check to confirm
that there is no dust, sand, or other foreign
matter on the water-resistant seal or adja-
cent surfaces.
ConfirmingThat the Cover Is Latched
ConfirmingThat the Cover Is Latched
• Confirm that the battery-chamber or connector cover does not protrude from the
camera body.
• The covers are latched when the latches are in the positions shown below at left.
Latch indicator
Confirm that there
are no gaps.
Unlatched
Latched
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Before removing the battery or memory card, turnthecameraoff and press the latch
to open the battery-chamber cover.
To remove the battery, press the battery latch to the side, and
slide the battery out of the camera as shown.
Battery latch
To remove the memory card, press it in and release it slowly.
The card can then be removed by hand. When a memory card
is removed, the card could come out of the slot too quickly.
Use your finger to hold it and gently release the card.
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Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
■ Compatible Memory Cards
FUJIFILM and SanDisk SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards have been ap-
proved for use in the camera. A complete list of approved memory cards
is available at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/.
Operation is not guaranteed with other cards. The camera can not be used
with xD-Picture Cards or MultiMediaCard (MMC) devices.
Q
Q Memory Cards
Memory Cards
• Donotturnthecameraofforremovethememorycardwhilethememorycardisbeingformatted
or data are being recorded to or deleted from the card. Failure to observe this precaution
could damage the card.
• Format SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards before first use, and be sure to reformat all
memory cards after using them in a computer or other device. For more information
on formatting memory cards, see“KFORMAT”(P78).
• Memory cards are small and can be swallowed; keep out of reach of children. If a
child swallows a memory card, seek medical assistance immediately.
• miniSD or microSD adapters that are larger or smaller than the standard dimensions
of an SD/SDHC/SDXC card may not eject normally; if the card does not eject, take
the camera to an authorized service representative. Do not forcibly remove the card.
• Do not affix labels to memory cards. Peeling labels can cause camera malfunction.
• Movie recording may be interrupted with some types of SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
card. Use a G card or better when shooting HD movies.
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery and a Memory Card
• The data in internal memory may be erased or corrupted when the camera is re-
paired. Please note that the repairer will be able to view pictures in internal memory.
• Formatting a memory card or internal memory in the camera creates a folder in
which pictures are stored. Do not rename or delete this folder or use a computer or
other device to edit, delete, or rename image files. Always use the camera to delete
pictures from memory cards and internal memory; before editing or renaming files,
copy them to a computer and edit or rename the copies, not the originals.
Q
Q Batteries
Batteries
• Remove dirt from the battery terminals with a clean, dry cloth. Failure to observe this
precaution could prevent the battery from charging.
• Do not affix stickers or other objects to the battery. Failure to observe this precaution
could make it impossible to remove the battery from the camera.
• Do not short the battery terminals. The battery could overheat.
• Read the cautions in“The Battery and Power Supply”(Pvi).
• Use only battery chargers designated for use with the battery. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in product malfunction.
• Do not remove the labels from the battery or attempt to split or peel the outer casing.
• The battery gradually loses its charge when not in use. Charge the battery one or
two days before use.
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Turning the Camera on and Off
Turning the Camera on and Off
ShootingMode
ShootingMode
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the
camera on.
Press ON/OFF again to turn the camera
off.
R
R Switching to Playback Mode
Switching to Playback Mode
Press the a button to start playback.
Press the shutter button halfway to return
to shooting mode.
PlaybackMode
PlaybackMode
To turn the camera on and begin
playback, press the a button for
about a second.
Press the a button again or press
the ON/OFF button to turn the camera
off.
R
R Switching to Shooting Mode
Switching to Shooting Mode
To exit to shooting mode, press the shut-
ter button halfway. Press the a button
to return to playback.
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First Steps
Turning the Camera on and Off
Q Fingerprints and other marks on the protective glass covering the lens can affect
pictures. Keep the glass clean.
Q The ON/OFF button does not completely end the supply of power to the camera.
R
R Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
The camera will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for the length of
time selected for MAUTO POWER OFF (P81). To turn the camera on, use the ON/OFF
button or press the a button for about a second.
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Basic Setup
Basic Setup
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned
on. Set up the camera as described below (you can reset the clock or change
languages at any time using the FDATE/TIME or La options in
the setup menu; for information on displaying the setup menu, see page 77).
1 Highlight a language and press MENU/OK.
R Press DISP/BACK to skip the current step. Any steps you skip
will be displayed the next time the camera is turned on.
START MENU
ENGLISH
NO
SET
DEUTSCH
FRANCAIS
ESPAÑOL
PORTUGUÊS
2 The date and time will be displayed. Press the selector
left or right to highlight the year, month, day, hour, or
minute and press up or down to change. To change the
order in which the year, month, and day are displayed,
highlight the date format and press the selector up or
down. Press MENU/OK when settings are complete.
R
R The Camera Clock
The Camera Clock
If the battery is removed for an extended period, the camera clock will be reset and the
language-selection dialog will be displayed when the camera is turned on.
NO
SET
DATE/TIME NOT SET
2013
2012
2010
2009
1. 1 12:00
AM
2011
YY. MM. DD
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Basic Photography and Playback
Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in
Taking Pictures in Q
Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
(Scene Recognition) Mode
This section describes how to take pictures in Q
Q (scene recognition
scene recognition) mode.
The camera automatically analyzes the composition and adjusts settings ap-
propriately.
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera on.
Q shooting indicators will be displayed.
The
The g
g Icon
Icon
This icon indicates that the camera continuously searches for faces to select the
appropriate scene, increasing the drain on the battery.
The Scene Icon
The Scene Icon
The camera selects the scene according to shooting conditions and the type of
subject: bPORTRAIT (portraits), c LANDSCAPE (landscapes), dNIGHT (poorly-lit land-
scapes), eMACRO (close ups), fNIGHTPORTRAIT (poorly-lit portraits), gBACKLITPORTRAIT
(backlit portraits), aAUTO (all other scenes)
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Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
2 Frame the picture.
Use the zoom control to frame the picture in the display.
Zoom out Zoom in
Zoom indicator
Holding the Camera
Holding the Camera
Hold the camera steady with both hands and brace your
elbows against your sides. Shaking or unsteady hands can
blur your shots.
To prevent pictures that are out of focus or too dark (under-
exposed), keep your fingers and other objects away from
the flash and from the protective glass covering the lens.
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Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
3 Focus.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
R The lens may make a noise when the camera focuses; this
is normal.
If the camera is able to focus, it will beep twice and the in-
dicator lamp will glow green.
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus frame will turn red, s will be dis-
played, and the indicator lamp will blink green. Change the composition
or use focus lock (P30).
Double
beep
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Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter button the rest of the way
down to take the picture.
R If the subject is poorly lit, the flash may fire when the pic-
ture is taken. For information on using the flash when
lighting is poor, see “N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)”
(P34).
The Shutter Button
The Shutter Button
The shutter button has two positions. Pressing the shutter button halfway sets
focus and exposure; to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
Click
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Basic Photography and Playback
Viewing Pictures
Viewing Pictures
Pictures can be viewed in the LCD monitor. When taking important photo-
graphs, take a test shot and check the results.
1 Press the a button.
The most recent picture will be displayed.
2 View additional pictures.
Press the selector right to view pictures in the
order recorded, left to view pictures in reverse
order.
Press the shutter button halfway to exit to shoot-
ing mode.
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More on Photography
More on Photography
Shooting Mode
Shooting Mode
Choose a shooting mode according to the scene or type of subject.
ChoosingaShootingMode
ChoosingaShootingMode
1 Press MENU/OK to display the shooting menu.
2 Highlight ASHOOTING MODE and press the
selector right to display shooting mode options.
SET
SHOOTING MENU
EXIT
SHOOTING MODE
3 Highlight the desired mode and press MENU/OK.
CANCEL
SET
QSCENE RECOGNITION
Selects optimum
camera settings
for certain modes.
4 Press DISP/BACK to exit to shooting mode.
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More on Photography
Shooting Mode
ShootingModeOptions
ShootingModeOptions
Mode
Mode Description
Description
Q
QSCENE RECOGNITION
SCENE RECOGNITION
The camera automatically analyzes the composition and selects a scene
according to shooting conditions and the type of subject.
B
B AUTO
AUTO
Choose for crisp, clear snapshots. This mode is recommended in most
situations.
P
P PROGRAM AE
PROGRAM AE The camera sets exposure automatically.
C
CNATURAL &
NATURAL & N
N The camera takes two shots: one without the flash and one with.
D
D NATURAL LIGHT
NATURAL LIGHT Capture natural lighting under low-light conditions.
L
L PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT Choose for portraits.
Z
Z PORTRAIT ENHANCER
PORTRAIT ENHANCER Choose for a smooth skin effect when shooting portraits.
M
M LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE Choose for daylight shots of buildings and landscapes.
r
r MOTION PANORAMA
MOTION PANORAMA Take up to three pictures and join them together to form a panorama.
N
N SPORT
SPORT Choose when photographing moving subjects.
O
O NIGHT
NIGHT Choose this mode for poorly lit twilight or night scenes.
H
H NIGHT (TRIPOD)
NIGHT (TRIPOD) Choose this mode for slow shutter speeds when shooting at night.
Q
Q SUNSET
SUNSET Choose this mode to record the vivid colors in sunrises and sunsets.
R
R SNOW
SNOW
Choose for crisp, clear shots that capture the brightness of scenes domi-
nated by shining white snow.
S
S BEACH
BEACH Choose for crisp, clear shots that capture the brightness of sunlit beaches.
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Shooting Mode
Mode
Mode Description
Description
F
F UNDERWATER
UNDERWATER Choose for underwater photography.
t
t UNDERWATER
UNDERWATER
(WIDE)
(WIDE)
Choose for wide-angle underwater shots that include more of the back-
ground behind the main subject.
s
s UNDERWATER
UNDERWATER
(MACRO)
(MACRO)
Choose for underwater close-ups of small objects.
U
U PARTY
PARTY Capture indoor background lighting under low-light conditions.
V
V FLOWER
FLOWER Choose for vivid close-ups of flowers.
W
W TEXT
TEXT Take clear pictures of text or drawings in print.
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Shooting Mode
■ r MOTION PANORAMA
In this mode, you can take up to three pictures and join them together to
form a panorama. Use of a tripod is recommended to assist in composing
overlapping shots.
1 Press the selector up to select a frame. Press the selector left or right to
highlight a pan direction and press MENU/OK.
2 Take a photograph. Exposure and white balance for the panorama are set
with the first shot.
3 Frame the next shot to overlap with the previous picture by superimpos-
ing y on + so that they form a solid circle (z). The camera will release the
shutter automatically.
Pan direction
2 3
1
END CANCEL
2 3
1
END CANCEL
Display after 1st shot Shutter released
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Shooting Mode
4 Take the last shot as described in Step 3.
R To end shooting and create a panorama after the first or second shot, press the
multi selector up after completing Step 2 or Step 3 and proceed to Step 5.
5 Press MENU/OK to save the picture.
Q Panoramas are created from multiple frames. The camera may in some cases be
unable to stitch the frames together perfectly.
Q The desired results may not be achieved with moving subjects, subjects close to
the camera, unvarying subjects such as the sky or a field of grass, subjects that are
in constant motion, such as waves and waterfalls, or subjects that undergo marked
changes in brightness. Panoramas may be blurred if the subject is poorly lit.
For Best Results
For Best Results
For best results, be careful not to tilt the camera backward or forward or to either
side and try not to move the camera while y and + are aligned to form a solid circle.
Printing Panoramas
Printing Panoramas
Depending on the page size and the size of the panorama, panoramas may print
with their edges cropped out or with wide margins at the top and bottom or at
both sides.
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b
b Intelligent Face Detection
Intelligent Face Detection
Intelligent Face Detection sets focus and exposure for human faces anywhere
in the frame, preventing the camera from focusing on the background in
group portraits. Choose for shots that emphasize portrait subjects.
To use Intelligent Face Detection, press MENU/OK
to display the shooting menu and select ON for
bFACEDETECTION(P65). Facescanbedetected
with the camera in vertical or horizontal orientation;
if a face is detected, it will be indicated by a green
border. If there is more than one face in the frame,
the camera will select the face closest to the center;
other faces are indicated by white borders.
Q In some modes, the camera may set exposure for the frame as a whole rather than
the portrait subject.
Q If the subject moves as the shutter button is pressed, their face may not be in the
area indicated by the green border when the picture is taken.
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Focus Lock
Focus Lock
To compose photographs with off-center subjects:
1 Focus: Position the subject in the focus frame (U)
and press the shutter button halfway to lock focus
and exposure. Focus and exposure will remain locked
while the shutter button is pressed halfway (AF/AE
lock).
2 Recompose: Keep the button pressed halfway.
3 Shoot: Press the button all the way down.
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Focus Lock
Autofocus
Autofocus
Although the camera boasts a high-precision autofocus system, it may be unable to
focus on the subjects listed below. If the camera is unable to focus, focus on another
subject at the same distance and use focus lock to recompose the photograph.
• Very shiny subjects such as mirrors or car bodies.
• Fast-moving subjects.
• Subjects photographed through a window or other re-
flective object.
• Darksubjectsandsubjectsthatabsorbratherthanreflect
light, such as hair or fur.
• Insubstantial subjects, such as smoke or flame.
• Subjects that show little contrast with the background
(for example, subjects in clothing that is the same color
as the background).
• Subjects positioned in front of or behind a high-contrast
object that is also in the focus frame (for example, a
subject photographed against a backdrop of highly con-
trasting elements).
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d
d Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation
To adjust exposure compensation when photo-
graphing very bright, very dark, or high-contrast
subjects, press the selector up (d). Press the selec-
tor up or down to choose an exposure compensa-
tion value and then press MENU/OK.
Choose positive (+) values
to increase exposure
Choose negative (–) values
to reduce exposure
R A d icon and exposure indicator are displayed at settings other than ±0. Exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off; to restore normal expo-
sure control, choose a value of ±0.
R Turn the flash off when using exposure compensation.
R Exposure compensation is available only when P (PROGRAM AE) is selected for
shooting mode.
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F
F Macro Mode (Close-ups)
Macro Mode (Close-ups)
For close-ups, press the selector left (F) and select
F. When macro mode is in effect, the camera fo-
cuses on subjects near the center of the frame. Use
the zoom control to compose pictures (P20).
To exit macro mode, press the selector left (F) and
select H.
R Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur caused
by camera shake.
OFF
OFF
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N
N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)
Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)
When the flash is used, the camera’s Intelligent Flash system instantly analyzes
the scene based on such factors as the brightness of the subject, its position
in the frame, and its distance from the camera. Flash output and sensitivity
are adjusted to ensure that the main subject is correctly exposed while pre-
serving the effects of ambient background lighting, even in dimly-lit indoor
scenes. Use the flash when lighting is poor, for example when shooting at
night or indoors under low light.
Press the selector right (N) and choose from the fol-
lowing flash modes:
P
AUTO FLASH
According to
shooting conditions
Option
Option Description
Description
AUTO
AUTO/
/K
K
(
(AUTO FLASH
AUTO FLASH)
)
The flash fires when required. Recommended in most situations.
N
N/
/L
L
(
(FORCED FLASH
FORCED FLASH)
)
The flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use for backlit subjects or for natural
coloration when shooting in bright light.
P
P
(
(SUPPRESSED FLASH
SUPPRESSED FLASH)
)
The flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit. Use of a tripod is
recommended.
O
O/
/M
M
(
(SLOW SYNCHRO
SLOW SYNCHRO)
)
Capture both the main subject and the background under low light (note that
brightly lit scenes may be overexposed).

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