Olympus C-200 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-200 in English. This PDF manual has 162 pages.

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C-200 ZOOM D-510 ZOOM Digital Camera Reference Manual • Before you use this camera, read this manual and then store it in a safe location where you can find it for future use. • We recommend that you spend some time taking test shots and experimenting with all of the features before you take important pictures. C-200 ZOOM
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© Copyright 2001. Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Legal and other notices • The contents of this document are subject to change without prior notice. • Although the contents of this document have been carefully checked to avoid errors, some may still occur. If you have a question about any point, or you find mistakes or omissions, please contact us. • No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted except for personal use without prior written permission from Olympus. • Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages, or benefit expected by using this unit lawfully, or any request from a third person, which are caused by the inappropriate use of this product. • Olympus makes no representations or warranties, regarding any damages or any benefit expected by using this unit lawfully, caused by erasing picture image data. Important: • Your camera may differ slightly from that shown in illustrations.
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I Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: D-510 ZOOM Trade Name: OLYMPUS Responsible party: Olympus America Inc. Address: 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone number: 631-844-5000 Tested to comply with FCC standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. For Customers in USA For Customers in Canada For Customers in Europe
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Contents Features of the C-200 ZOOM/D-510 ZOOM ................................................ VI Using this Manual ........................................................................................ VII Chapter 1 Getting Started ......................................................... 1 Names of Parts .............................................................................................. 2 Attaching the Strap ........................................................................................ 6 Inserting the Batteries .................................................................................... 7 Inserting the SmartMedia Card .................................................................... 10 Using the Card ............................................................................................. 11 Card Basics ............................................................................................. 11 Setting the Date and Time ........................................................................... 12 Adjusting the Viewfinder ............................................................................... 15 Using the AC Adapter (sold separately) ...................................................... 16 Chapter 2 Learning the Basics ............................................. 17 Turning the Power On .................................................................................. 18 Checking the Monitor ................................................................................... 19 Is the Card Inserted? ............................................................................... 19 Checking the Batteries ............................................................................ 20 Does the Card Have Enough Room for More Pictures? ......................... 21 Holding the Camera ..................................................................................... 23 Shooting Technique Depends on Distance to the Subject ........................... 24 Taking Still Pictures ...................................................................................... 25 Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder ...................................................... 25 Taking Pictures ........................................................................................ 26 Taking Pictures Using the Monitor ........................................................... 28 Using the Flash to Shoot in Dim Light ..................................................... 30 Enlarging Your Shots (Optical Zoom) ........................................................... 31 Playing Back Your Still Pictures .................................................................... 32 Turning the Power Off .................................................................................. 34 Chapter 3 Playing Images Back ......................................... 35 Getting Started ............................................................................................. 36 Turning the Power On in Playback Mode ................................................ 36 Turning the Power Off in Playback Mode ................................................ 37 Displaying Images Frame by Frame ............................................................ 38 Displaying All Frames (Index-Display Setting) ............................................. 39 Checking the Focus by Enlarging a Selected Picture (Displaying Close-ups) ............................................................................. 41 Connecting to a Television Set ..................................................................... 42 To Avoid Accidentally Erasing Pictures You Want to Keep (Image Protection) ................................................................................... 44 One-Frame Erase ......................................................................................... 45 Possible Printing Methods ............................................................................ 47 II
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Chapter 4 Taking Better Pictures ........................................ 49 Points to Remember .................................................................................... 50 Viewfinder Discrepancies Depending on Distance .................................. 50 Subjects Difficult to Get in Focus ............................................................ 50 When Not Able to Focus on a Subject While Shooting ............................... 52 Determine the Position of the Subject After Focusing ............................. 52 Fixing a Far-Distance Focus .................................................................... 53 Taking Close-up Pictures (Macro Mode) ...................................................... 55 Taking Sequential Shots .............................................................................. 57 Using the Selftimer ....................................................................................... 59 Taking Movie Pictures .................................................................................. 60 Using the Flash ............................................................................................ 64 Switching Between Flash Modes ............................................................. 64 Auto-Flash ................................................................................................ 66 Red-eye Reduction .................................................................................. 66 Fill-in Flash .............................................................................................. 67 No Flash .................................................................................................. 67 Night Scenes ........................................................................................... 68 Night Scenes + Red-eye Reduction ........................................................ 68 Chapter 5 Advanced Shooting Techniques ................ 69 Use of the Shooting Menu ........................................................................... 70 Functions of the Shooting Menu .............................................................. 70 Using the Shooting Menu ............................................................................. 72 Spot Metering (Placing Exposure Priority on the Center of the Subject) .... 74 Correcting Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) ............................ 76 ISO Light Sensitivity Level (Setting ISO Sensitivity) .................................... 78 Enlarging Shots Even Further (Digital Zoom) .............................................. 80 Creating Panoramic Pictures (Panorama Function) ..................................... 82 Adjusting the Color Tone (White Balance) ................................................... 85 Picture Preferences: Quality vs. Quantity (Record Mode) ........................... 87 Making Images Sharper (Sharpness) .......................................................... 90 Shooting Pictures with Strong Contrast (Contrast) ...................................... 91 Confirming Pictures Directly After Shooting (Rec View) .............................. 93 Changing How File Names are Assigned (File Naming) ............................. 95 To Retain Settings Even After Power is Turned Off (Clear Settings) ........... 98 Turning Off Warning Sounds (Beep Sound) ................................................ 99 To Adjust Monitor Brightness (Monitor Adjustment) .................................. 100 Chapter 6 Advanced Playback Techniques ............. 101 Use of the Playback Menu ......................................................................... 102 Functions of the Playback Menu ........................................................... 102 Using the Playback Menu .......................................................................... 104 To Play Back Still Images One by One (Automatic Playback) ................... 106 To Play Back Movie Pictures (Movie Playback) ......................................... 107 III
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IV Printing Using DPOF-Compatible Printers or Photo Labs (Print Reserve) ...................................................................................... 109 Rotating Images During Playback (Rotated Playback) .............................. 112 Displaying Image Information on the Monitor (Image Information Display) ................................................................... 113 Changing the Color or Size of Images (Edit) ............................................. 114 To Erase All Images (All Erase Frames) .................................................... 115 To Initialize (Format) a Card ....................................................................... 116 To Change the Number of Frames Displayed (Index Display) ................... 118 Chapter 7 Transferring Your Pictures to a Computer ...................................................................................... 119 Read Before Connecting to a Computer .................................................... 120 Connecting the Camera to a Computer ..................................................... 122 Connecting to a Windows PC ................................................................ 122 Connecting to a Macintosh .................................................................... 126 Transferring Image Files ............................................................................. 127 Transferring Image Files to a Windows PC ........................................... 127 Transferring Image Files to a Macintosh ............................................... 129 Disconnecting the Camera or Removing the SmartMedia Card ............... 131 Disconnecting from a Windows PC ....................................................... 131 Disconnecting from a Macintosh ........................................................... 133 Transferring Files Without Using the Camera ............................................ 134 Appendix ............................................................................................ 135 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions ................................................... 136 Troubleshooting (Check before Taking in for Repair) ................................. 138 Operating Problems ............................................................................... 138 Picture Problems ................................................................................... 140 Error Codes ................................................................................................ 142 Using the Camera with Optional Equipment .............................................. 143 Optional Items ............................................................................................ 144 Compatibility of the Still Picture Data ........................................................ 145 Specifications ............................................................................................. 146 Glossary of terms ....................................................................................... 148 Index .......................................................................................................... 150 Contents (continued)
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VI Features of the C-200 ZOOM /D-510 ZOOM • With its high-resolution CCD (total 2,110,000 pixels) and high- performance lens, the Olympus CAMEDIA digital camera produces pictures of extremely high image quality. • The 3x optical zoom lens and the 3x digital zoom function combine to offer an impressive 9x maximum zoom. • Exposure compensation, spot metering, and other functions are simple using our easy menu operations. • USB functions Image downloading is easy with a USB connector connected directly to a personal computer.* • Other various features and functions 1.8 inch LCD monitor Movie functions TV replay function with video OUT jack Uses SmartMedia for its removable media. • In addition to standard AA (R6) alkaline batteries, AA (R6) lithium batteries, AA (R6) NiMH batteries, two CR-V3 lithium battery packs can also be used. * It may be necessary to install the USB driver (provided on the included CD-ROM) on computers with Windows 98/98SE.
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VII Using this Manual This manual is divided into seven chapters and one appendix which cover the main unit (hereafter called “the camera”). Chapter 1 Getting Started Details confirming the names of all the parts of the camera and preparing the camera to be used for the first time are all explained in this chapter. It is essential to read this before using the camera for the first time. Chapter 2 Learning the Basics Basic operations of the camera are explained, including turning on the power, shooting a still image, checking that image and turning the power off. Reading this chapter will make taking pictures with this camera easy and enjoyable. Be sure to read this section. Chapter 3 Playing Images Back After taking a few images, you will probably want to review them collectively or display them on your TV. This chapter explains how to turn the power on for playback, view the images, and turn the power off. Read this after you’ve taken a few practice pictures as explained in Chapter 2. Chapter 4 Taking Better Pictures This chapter explains how to focus the camera, as well as how to set and use macro mode, flash mode, selftimer, movie shooting, and other convenient functions that will help you take great pictures. Read this chapter after you have familiarized yourself with Chapter 2 and taken a few pictures with the camera. Chapter 5 Advanced Shooting Techniques All the functions for using various advanced shooting features are explained in this chapter. Refer to each of these functions as needed. Chapter 6 Advanced Playback Techniques Playing back movie images, as well as other useful display functions, are explained in this chapter. Refer to each of these functions as needed. Chapter 7 Transferring Your Pictures to a Computer The included USB cable can be used to send pictures stored on the camera to a personal computer for further processing and printing. This chapter explains the steps used to send images from the camera to a computer.
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VIII Appendix You will also find a troubleshooting guide and explanations of the key technical specifications. Additional information The following may appear at the bottom of each page. CAUTION: These sections contain important precautions. Be sure to read. HELP: These sections include information and helpful hints on how to handle problems that may arise during operation. NOTE: These sections contain tips which are good to know in advance.
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1 Getting Started This chapter describes the various parts of the camera and their names, the accessories for the camera, and how to prepare the camera to be used for the first time. Please be sure to read this chapter, starting on the following page, before using the camera for the first time. 1
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Names of Parts Camera 2 Zoom lever (p.31) Shutter button (p.25) Selftimer lamp (p.59) Flash (p.30) Lens barrier (p.18) Lens Card cover (p.10) Card slot Video OUT jack (p.42) DC-IN jack (p.16) USB connector (p.120) Connector cover
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3 Camera (continued) 1 Getting Started Viewfinder Macro button (p.55)/ Protect button (p.44) Flash mode button (p.64) Selftimer button (p.59)/ Erase button (p.45) Viewfinder (p.50) Diopter adjustment dial (p.15) Monitor (p.28) OK button (p.12)/ Menu button (p.12) Monitor button (p.12) Tripod socket (bottom) Battery compartment cover (bottom) (p.7) AF target mark (p.25, p.52) Orange lamp (p.30) Green lamp (p.26) Battery compartment lock (p.7) Arrow pad (p.12)
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Monitor Shooting mode display Playback mode display HQ 2001-01-23 15 +1.5 HQ ISO100 4 Battery check (p.20) Sequential shooting (p.57) / Selftimer (p.59) / Movie (p.60) Exposure compensation (p.76) Record mode (p.87) Flash mode (p.64) Spot metering (p.74) Macro (p.55) / Quick focus (p.53) White balance (p.85) ISO sensitivity (p.78) Number of storable pictures (p.21) Memory gauge (p.28) Battery check (p.20) Print reserve (p.109) Record mode (p.87) Movie (p.107) Protect (p.44) Date (p.12) Frame number AF target mark (p.25, p.52)
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5 Playback mode display (with image information display on) HQ 1600x1200 ISO100 FILE:100-0123 2001-01-23 1 Getting Started Names of Parts (continued) File number (p.95) Resolution (p.87) White balance (p.85) ISO sensitivity (p.78)
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6 Attaching the Strap 1 Attach the strap to the camera as shown in the diagram. 2 After passing the strap through the loop, give it a slight tug to make sure that it does not come loose. CAUTION • Attach the strap exactly as shown in the diagram. If the strap is attached incorrectly the camera may come loose and fall off. In this case, Olympus will not be responsible for any damage.
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7 1 Getting Started Inserting the Batteries This camera uses four AA (R6) alkaline, NiMH, lithium or NiCd batteries. It can also take two CR-V3 lithium battery packs. Do not use zinc-carbon (manganese) batteries. Do not mix different types of batteries or insert the batteries facing in the wrong direction. As it may overheat and cause irreparable damage to the camera. 1 Make sure the power is off. • The lens barrier must be closed. • Make sure the monitor is off. 2 Slide the battery compartment lock from to . 3 Slide the battery compartment cover to the side and lift it up to open. 4 Insert the batteries as shown in the diagram. • When using the lithium battery packs, insert them so the “CAMEDIA” label on each battery is facing the lens side of the camera. • Some batteries may have an insulation seal attached. Remove this before using the battery. Using AA (R6) alkaline batteries Using lithium battery packs 3 4 CR-V 3 Insulation seal Do not remove the silver label. 2
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5 With the battery compartment cover closed, press the tab and slide it over. • If the battery compartment cover seems hard to close, do not force it. Slide the battery compartment cover toward “OPEN” while pressing down to close. 6 Slide the battery compartment lock from to . CAUTION • The CR-V3 lithium battery packs are not rechargeable. • Make sure that the camera power is off before inserting the batteries. • Alkaline batteries deliver markedly inferior performance, especially in cold weather. For this reason, we highly recommend using lithium battery packs or rechargeable NiMH batteries. • Do not use zinc-carbon (manganese) batteries. Please read battery warnings. • Do not to touch the inside of the empty battery compartment. • If the camera is left for about one hour with the batteries removed and the optional AC adapter (sold separately) disconnected, all camera settings will revert to their initial settings. * See “Battery handling precautions” in the “Safety Precautions” booklet. 8 6 5
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9 WARNING Batteries with any part of the outer seal (electrical insulation sheath) peeling off, or any battery split along the seam, can leak, generate heat, or explode. Never use damaged batteries in the camera. Store-bought batteries occasionally may be defective, with all or part of the magnetic insulation sheath peeling off. Never use batteries in this condition. These batteries cannot be used: Batteries with all or part of the electrical insulation sheath peeled off. Part of the negative electrode (–) has a protruding bulge, although not covered with the seal (insulation sheath). Batteries that have a flat negative (–) electrode (Some batteries of this type have their negative electrode covered with the seal (insulation sheath) while others have no such seal. Neither may be used). 1 Getting Started Inserting the Batteries (continued) Seal (insulation sheath)
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10 Inserting the SmartMedia Card Always insert a SmartMedia card (hereafter called “card”) before taking pictures. 1 Make sure the power is off. • The lens barrier must be closed. • Make sure the monitor is off. 2 Open the card cover. 3 Insert the card as shown in the diagram, making sure that it is pushed all the way in. 4 Close the card cover so it clicks into place. • If the card cover is not properly closed, the camera will not turn on. To remove the SmartMedia card Pull it in the opposite direction as that indicated in step 3. Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera power is turned on. Doing so may destroy the image data on the card. Destroyed images cannot be recovered. When using non-Olympus brand cards Use only 3V (3.3 V) cards. 5V cards can not be used. Non-Olympus brand cards or cards formatted by computers or other devices may not be recognized by the camera. Also, the time required for writing to the card could become longer, or the number of possible shots could be reduced. Before making use of the card, use the camera to format it (p.116). Insert the SmartMedia card 2 3
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11 1 Getting Started Using the Card Card Basics What is SmartMedia? SmartMedia is the type of memory card this camera uses. Images recorded and stored on SmartMedia can easily be deleted, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. Compatible SmartMedia cards • Provided 8 MB standard card. • Optional Olympus 4 MB/8 MB/16 MB/ 32 MB/64 MB/128 MB cards • Market-available 3V (3.3V) card 4 MB/8 MB/16 MB/32 MB/64 MB/ 128 MB cards * 2 MB cards cannot be used. Note: • Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F); Storing temperature: –20°C to 65°C (–4°F to 149°F); Humidity: up to 90 % • Put the card into its anti-electrostatic case for storage or transportation. • Do not bend, drop, or apply any physical shock to the card. • Read the provided SmartMedia instruction manual carefully. • Do not touch the contact area of the card. Contact area The area where the card comes into contact with the camera. Write-protect area Attach the provided write-protect seal when you want to protect your data from accidental erasure or overwriting. Index area Use the provided index label to indicate the card’s contents.
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12 Setting the Date and Time Time and date information for each picture are recorded at the same time the picture is taken. Therefore, before taking pictures, be sure to confirm that the date and time settings are correct. 1 Make sure the lens barrier is closed and SmartMedia is inserted (p.10), then press the monitor button ( ). • When a new card is inserted into the camera, the message “NO PICTURE” will be displayed on the monitor. • With the lens barrier open (shooting mode), you can set the date and time. 2 Press the menu button ( ). • The playback menu will be displayed on the monitor. 3 Press  or  on the arrow pad to move the on-screen arrow to SET, then press . 4 Press  or  on the arrow pad to move the on-screen arrow to date setting, then press the  button. • The date setting screen will be displayed. 3 4 2 1 EXIT OK PLAY CARD SET SET [ RESET ] [ ON ] [ 16 ] Monitor (Playback menu) Monitor (Settings group menu) SET [ RESET ] [ ON ] [ 16 ] SET CANCEL
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13 1 Getting Started 5 Press the arrow pad  or  to select how you want the date displayed: M-D-Y (Month/Day/Year) D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year) Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day) After making your selection, press . • The first date value becomes highlighted. 6 Press  or  on the arrow pad to set the first date/time position (in this case the month 01), then press . • The indicator moves to the next date/time position. • Pressing  returns the display to the setting one step earlier. 7 Repeat step 6 until both date and time have been set. 8 When the setting is completed, press the OK button. • The date and time are set and the screen returns to the settings group menu. • Turning the counter to 00 seconds and then pressing the OK button will allow the correct time to be set. 9 Press the monitor button. • The monitor display and the power both go off. 5 6 8 9 Monitor (Date setting screen) SET M–D–Y 12:00 01–23–2001 OK CANCEL Monitor (Date setting screen) M–D–Y 12:00 01–23–2001 CANCEL SET OK
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14 Setting the Date and Time (continued) NOTE • Until you change it, the date setting will remain current even when the power is turned off. • It is possible to set the time even when the lens barrier is open and the camera is in shooting mode (p.70).
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15 Adjusting the Viewfinder To make the camera easier to use, adjust the viewfinder to match the eyesight (visual acuity) of the person who will be using the camera. 1 Slide the lens barrier open until it clicks. • The power turns on, the lens extends, and the flash pops up. 2 While looking through the viewfinder, gently turn the diopter adjustment dial. 3 Stop turning the dial when the AF target mark is clearly visible. 4 You are ready to take some pictures. • See Chapter 2. To turn the power off, close the lens barrier and press the flash down (p.30). 1 Getting Started 1 Diopter adjustment dial AF target mark Viewfinder 2 3
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Using the AC Adapter (sold separately) The camera may be operated on ordinary household current from a wall outlet by using the optional AC adapter (sold separately). The batteries in the camera are not charged even though the AC adapter is connected. CAUTION • Olympus 3V adapter cannot be used with this camera. NOTE • When in use for long periods of time the AC adapter may heat up slightly. This is normal. • When connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter, always make sure that the camera is turned off. • Do not connect/disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is connected to a personal computer. The camera always turns on while it is connected to a computer. WARNING Incorrect use may result in fire, electric shock or burns to the skin. • Use the AC adapter appropriate for your region. • Make sure the AC adapter is properly plugged into the outlet. • Never plug in or unplug the AC adapter with wet hands. • In the unlikely event that the AC adapter cord becomes hot, or you see or smell smoke, unplug it immediately and discontinue use. If there is any problem or malfunction with the AC adapter or camera, please contact your Olympus dealer or an authorized Olympus service center for assistance. • Do not use any adapter other than the Olympus adapter. Using a different adapter can damage the camera or the power source, or cause other malfunctions. Olympus will not be responsible for damage caused by the use of other AC adapters. • When unplugging the AC adapter always grasp the body, not the cord of the adapter. • Do not pull, bend, twist or modify the cord. • If the cord is gouged or otherwise damaged, stop using the adapter and contact your nearest authorized Olympus service center. • Always unplug the adapter when the camera is not in use. 16 AC wall outlet AC adapter connector AC adapter
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2Learning the Basics The fastest way to learn to use the camera is simply to start taking pictures with it. This chapter explains turning the camera on, taking still shots, checking how they came out, and turning the camera off. Please have the camera in hand and practice the operations described as you read the following chapter. 17
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18 Turning the Power On 1 Slide the lens barrier open until it clicks. • This turns the power on in shooting mode. • The lens extends and the flash pops up. • The monitor displays the information shown at left. • After a short time, the monitor will go off. • If the card cover is not securely closed, the power is not turned on even if the lens barrier is opened. • To turn off the power, see “Turning the Power Off” (p.34). Standby mode If the lens barrier is left open and nothing is operated after three minutes, the camera goes into standby mode. In this energy saving mode, even if the monitor is illuminated, it will automatically go off. To resume shooting take one of the following procedures. • Lightly press the shutter button or zoom lever. • Close (p.34) and then open the lens barrier. • Press any button on the arrow pad, the OK button, the menu button or the monitor button. In the standby mode, the camera will turn off completely after about 4 hours of not being used. When using new batteries, it may take longer for the camera to shut down automatically, depending on the type of batteries being used. To extend battery life, turn the camera off whenever you do not intend to be taking pictures for a while. CAUTION • Never open the card compartment cover, remove the card or batteries, or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is in operation as this could result in damage to the data stored on the card. HQ Record mode Battery check Monitor Slide the lens barrier open.
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19 Checking the Monitor Is the Card Inserted? If you forget to insert the card, or if there is any other problem with the card, the monitor will display a message. Read the message and correct the problem. When the “NO CARD” error message is displayed: • The card may not be inserted properly. • Turn the power off (p.34). Then remove and re-insert the card. For other error messages: • Follow the directions on the monitor. For details, see “Error Codes” (p.142). When the card setup screen is displayed: • You have inserted a card which needs to be formatted. When a card is formatted, all of the recorded images on the card are deleted. For details, see “To Initialize (Format) a Card” (p.116, 117). 2 Learning the Basics Monitor Monitor (Card Setup) GO CARD SETUP OK
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Checking the Batteries When the monitor is turned on, it displays the estimated remaining battery life. After opening the lens barrier and turning on the power (shooting mode), the monitor will automatically illuminate, display information, and then go off after a short time. lights (and turns off automatically). The batteries are OK and have enough power to take pictures. blinks and other indicators on the monitor are displayed normally. The batteries are low. It is still possible to take pictures, but the power may cut off while doing so. Replace the batteries. The monitor will go out and the green and orange lamps next to the viewfinder will illuminate simultaneously. The batteries are dead. Replace the batteries. To recheck the batteries Display the shooting menu first (p.72). When the shooting menu is turned off, the remaining battery life will be displayed. CAUTION • Keep spare batteries on hand when taking the camera on long trips, when using it to record important occasions, and during cold weather. • If the battery is low, the camera may beep continuously after taking a picture or turning the power on, and the frame number on the monitor may blink. If this happens after taking a picture, the camera may not be taking pictures properly. Replace the batteries before continuing to take pictures. • Note that depending on the type of batteries being used, the timing of the display may vary. When using NiMH batteries, will appear more quickly than when using a lithium battery pack. Depending on the conditions of use, may appear very early but the camera will still continue to function normally for a longer time. 20 Orange lamp Green lamp
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21 Does the Card Have Enough Room for More Pictures? When the power is turned on with the camera in shooting mode, the monitor displays a remaining picture count. When the monitor display has gone out, press the monitor button ( ) to turn the monitor back on (p.28). • If the count drops to 0, the camera beeps, the green lamp blinks and the monitor displays the message “CARD FULL”. This will repeat every time the power is turned on (p.142). • The number of storable pictures varies depending on the record mode (p.62, p.87). Checking the Monitor (continued) 2 Learning the Basics 1. There is a limit to the number of frames that may be shot when operating the shutter button a single time (p.62). 2. The maximum movie length may be different from the table above for C-200 ZOOM models sold in the PAL color system regions if movie pictures are shot with the video cable connected. HQ Record mode SmartMedia capacity SQ✽ NORMAL SQ-HIGH HQ SHQ TIFF✽ Resolution 640×480 1600×1200 8MB 16MB 32MB 64MB 82 32 165 66 132 64 664 265 128 45 11 331 22 5 31 11 2 16 5 1 Record mode Size (no. of pixels) SmartMedia capacity 8MB 16MB 32MB 64MB HQ 320×240 23 47 96 193 SQ 160×120 105 210 424 851 Approximate maximum movie lengths, in seconds Approximate storable still pictures 21 ✽ The SQ and TIFF modes can be set for different resolutions (p.87). The number of storable pictures
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22 Checking the Monitor (continued) HELP • The number of storable stills and the movie length may vary depending on the subject being photographed. • In some cases the number of storable pictures counter may not decrease every time a picture is taken, nor increase when a frame is erased.
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23 Holding the Camera Proper camera technique Hold the camera firmly with both hands, keeping your elbows at your sides. When holding the camera vertically, make sure the flash is on top. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. NOTE • Do not subject the lens to physical shocks. • Be careful not to press on the flash. 2 Learning the Basics Horizontal grip Incorrect! Vertical grip
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Shooting Technique Depends on Distance to the Subject Deciding whether to use the viewfinder or the monitor display when shooting depends on the distance between you and your subject. Determine the approximate distance before taking the picture. For normal and long-range photography (from approx. 1.5m (59″) to ∞ (infinity)): We recommend using the viewfinder (p.25). For close-ups (from 0.8m (31″) to approx. 1.5m (59″)): Although you can use the viewfinder to take pictures, in some cases it is better to use the monitor (p.28). See below for details. For extreme close-ups (0.2m (8″) to 0.8m (31″)): Use the macro mode and compose the shot with the monitor to take pictures (p.55). Although it is possible to take such shots without using the macro mode, proper exposure and focus may not be achieved. Characteristics of the viewfinder and the monitor You can use either the monitor or the viewfinder to determine the proper shooting range. Consider the following when deciding whether to use the viewfinder or the monitor for a particular shot: Viewfinder Advantage: You can maintain the proper subject composition with less camera movement. Disadvantage: Close-up photography causes inconsistencies between the picture frame as seen in the viewfinder and the actual edge of the picture (p.50). Monitor Advantage: You can check the subject composition more accurately. Disadvantage: It is more difficult to hold the camera steady, and battery life is decreased. 24
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25 Taking Still Pictures Taking Pictures Using the Viewfinder Half-press 1 Compose the picture inside the viewfinder. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down until the green lamp next to the viewfinder lights up (half-press). • The focus and exposure are automatically set. When the lamp is flashing, it indicates that the subject is out of focus. Press the shutter button halfway once more to correct the focus. • If the surroundings are dark, the orange lamp next to the viewfinder may light (p.30). ➜ Go on to “Taking Pictures” on the following page. 2 Learning the Basics 2 1 Viewfinder AF target mark Green lamp Shutter button Orange lamp
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26 Taking Pictures Full-press 3 Having half-pressed the shutter button, press it further all the way down (full-press). • Press the shutter button gently. If you press it too hard, the camera will move and blur the shot. • The shot is taken and the camera beeps. • When the orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights, the flash will fire. Also, the green lamp next to the viewfinder blinks for a few moments and then goes off. 4 When the green lamp goes off, you can take another picture. • If you attempt to take a picture before the green lamp goes off, the camera does not beep but you still cannot take the picture. Wait for a few seconds and make sure the green lamp goes off before taking another shot. CAUTION • Never remove the batteries or card, or disconnect the AC adapter while the green lamp is blinking. This could damage the pictures you have already taken, as well as the one currently being written to the card. 3 Shutter button
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27 HELP • The area of the actual picture will be slightly larger than the shot appears through the viewfinder. • If you switch the beep function off (p.99), the camera will not beep after taking a picture. In this case you must watch the green lamp. If the lamp blinks, the picture was taken successfully. NOTE • The green lamp will blink for as few as 2 seconds and as many as 40 seconds, depending on the record mode. • The time you have to wait and the number of storable pictures vary depending on the record mode. Taking Still Pictures (continued) 2 Learning the Basics
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28 Taking Pictures Using the Monitor 1 With the lens barrier open, press the monitor button ( ). • The monitor goes on. 2 Compose the shot using the monitor. 3 The procedure for taking pictures is the same as when using the viewfinder (p.25, 26). • The memory gauge is illuminated on the monitor. • No further pictures can be taken when the memory gauge is illuminated to indicate that the memory is full. Wait for several seconds until the memory gauge is off before continuing to take pictures. 4 To go off the monitor, press the monitor button. • To turn the power off, see “Turning the Power Off” (p.34). CAUTION • Never remove the batteries or card, or disconnect the AC adapter while the memory gauge is on. This could damage the pictures you have already taken, as well as the one currently being written to the card. 1 4 2 3 HQ Memory gauge Memory gauge Monitor Before shooting 1 picture Cannot shoot 2 or more pictures
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29 Taking Still Pictures (continued) 2 Learning the Basics HELP • Pictures taken using the monitor take more time to write to the card than those taken when using the optical viewfinder. • A subject taken at an angle may appear grainy on the monitor, but this will not affect the quality of the actual picture. • Vertical lines may appear on the monitor when taking pictures in full sunlight or other brightly-lit areas. These lines will not be visible in the actual picture and do not indicate a camera malfunction. NOTE • Do not push the monitor forcefully. • The viewfinder is intended to be used to check picture composition. Use the monitor for checking focus and exposure. For best results, transfer image files to a computer to confirm exactly what final pictures will look like (p.42, p.120).
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30 Using the Flash to Shoot in Dim Light If lighting conditions are dim enough to require a flash, the orange and green lamps next to the viewfinder will light when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. Pressing the shutter at this time will cause the picture to be taken with the flash. If the orange lamp is blinking If the orange lamp is blinking, it means that the flash is charging. Wait a few seconds for the flash to charge, then confirm that the orange lamp has gone out before continuing to take pictures. Flash working range The flash working range changes according to how the zoom lever is adjusted. Wide-angle mode: Approx. 0.2m (8″)~ 4.0m (13ft) Telephoto mode: Approx. 0.2m (8″)~ 2.6m (8.5ft) * For ranges between 0.2 and 0.8 meters (8″ and 31″), use the macro function (p.55). Taking Still Pictures (continued) Green lamp Orange lamp Viewfinder
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31 2 Learning the Basics Enlarging Your Shots (Optical Zoom) Use telephoto (T) to zoom in on a subject so it appears larger. Use wide angle (W) to capture a wider area. Push the zoom lever toward W (Wide angle) to shoot wide-angle shots. Pull the zoom lever toward T (Telephoto) to zoom in. When using the monitor When the zoom lever is activated, the zoom status will be displayed on the zoom bar. The zoom bar will disappear when the zoom lever is no longer being used. NOTE • Turning on the digital zoom function allows you to take pictures with up to 9x zooming (p.80). Viewfinder HQ T W T W T W HQ T W Monitor Zoom status Zoom bar
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32 Playing Back Your Still Pictures You can play back any of the pictures you have taken. 1 With the camera in shooting mode (the lens barrier open), quickly press the monitor button ( ) twice. • The camera switches to playback mode and the monitor displays the most recent picture taken. • If no pictures have been recorded on the card, the monitor will show “NO PICTURE”. 2 Check other images recorded by rapidly pressing the arrow pad.  : Displays the previous image.  : Displays the next image.  : Displays the 10th image back.  : Displays the 10th image ahead. 3 Press the monitor button. • The monitor goes off, the camera returns to shooting mode and is ready to take more pictures. Taking a picture while playing back previous images You can take a picture even while playing back previous images on the monitor. To do this, look through the viewfinder and full-press the shutter button (p.25, 26). The image will be recorded immediately. Shutter button 2 1 3
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33 2 Learning the Basics HELP • Pressing the   buttons on the arrow pad for 1 second or more causes different functions to activate (p. 44, 45).
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Turning the Power Off 1 Close the lens barrier halfway. • Just before the lens barrier comes in contact with the lens, it will make a click that you can feel with your fingers. • Do not push the lens barrier against the lens. • The lens will recess into the camera. 2 Wait until the lens fully retracts, then close the lens barrier the rest of the way. • The power is turned off. • Close the lens barrier firmly until a clicking sound is heard. If the lens barrier is not securely closed the flash is not able to be closed. 3 Close the flash. CAUTION • Do not press firmly on the lens when closing the lens barrier. It could cause scratches or damage. NOTE • The pictures you have taken are stored on the SmartMedia card. Stored images will not be lost when the power is turned off or when the batteries are replaced. 34 2 3 1
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3 Playing Images Back The previous chapter explained how to take still pictures and check them immediately. Chapter 3 explains how to check all of the pictures you have taken together once you are finished shooting, as well functions like connecting the camera to your television set for convenient playback. Once you’ve taken a few shots with the camera according to the instructions in Chapter 2, read the following section “Getting Started”, then refer to the appropriate pages to start learning about the playback functions you want to use. 35
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36 Getting Started Turning the Power On in Playback Mode 1 Make sure the lens barrier is closed. 2 Press the monitor button ( ). • The camera turns on in playback mode and the monitor displays the last image taken. • “NO PICTURE” is displayed on the monitor if no pictures have been taken. Any problems with the card are indicated on the monitor (p.19). • The battery check mark blinks when the batteries are running low (p.20). If the camera is left untouched for three minutes when using the batteries, it automatically turns off. It is strongly recommended, however, that you switch power off promptly when you are finished using the camera. When using new batteries, it may take longer for the camera to shut down automatically depending on the type of batteries being used. CAUTION • Never open the card cover, remove the batteries or card, or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is in operation as this could result in damage to the data stored on the card. When changing cards, be sure to turn the power off before opening the card cover. • Do not press on the monitor as this could leave a mark on the screen, interfere with image display, or even crack the monitor. HELP • After turning the power on, the monitor may flash and display an image after 0.5 to 2 seconds. This is not a malfunction. 1 2
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37 3 Playing Images Back Turning the Power Off in Playback Mode 1 Press the monitor button ( ). • The monitor display shuts down and the power turns off. 1
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Displaying Images Frame by Frame To display one frame at a time on the monitor, follow the same steps described in “Playing Back Your Still Pictures” in Chapter 2 (p.32). 1 Press the monitor button ( ) with the lens barrier closed. • The power turns on in playback mode and the monitor displays the last image taken. 2 Check the images. • The information for the picture being played back is displayed on the monitor. • Which pieces of information are shown depends on the camera’s settings and the type of image. • All except the protect mark will go off after about 3 seconds. 3 Check other images recorded by rapidly pressing the arrow pad. : Displays the previous image. : Displays the next image. : Displays the 10th image back. : Displays the 10th image ahead. HELP • Pressing the   buttons on the arrow pad for 1 second or more causes different functions to activate (p. 44, 45). 38 3 1 HQ 1600x1200 ISO100 FILE:100-0123 2001-01-23 124 Resolution Record mode Protect Movie Battery check Print reserve White balance ISO sensitivity File number Date Frame number Monitor (With image information display on (p.113))
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39 3 Playing Images Back Displaying All Frames (Index-Display Setting) Multiple images can be displayed on the monitor at once, useful when search through stored images for a specific picture. 1 With the lens barrier closed, push the monitor button ( ). • The power turns on in playback mode and the monitor displays the last image taken. 2 Push the zoom lever toward (Wide angle). • Several frames are displayed, including the currently- selected picture. • To select the number of frames to be displayed (p.118). 3 In the index-display setting, rapidly press the arrow pad to display the next set of frames. : The monitor displays the previous set of frames starting with the frame immediately preceding the one appearing in the upper left corner. : The monitor displays the following set of frames starting with the frame immediately after the one appearing in the lower right corner. 3 4 2 5 1 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Monitor
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4 Press the arrow pad to select a frame displayed on-screen. : To select the frame to the left. : To select the frame to the right. 5 Pull the zoom lever toward (Telephoto). • The monitor displays the full- sized version of the selected image (p.38). • To display the images again in the index-display setting, repeat from step 2. HELP • Pressing the   buttons on the arrow pad for 1 second or more causes different functions to activate (p. 44, 45). 40 Displaying All Frames (continued) 3 4 2 5 1
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41 3 Playing Images Back Checking the Focus by Enlarging a Selected Picture (Displaying Close-ups) This function enlarges a selected image. However, if the image is marked with the movie mark ( ), it cannot be enlarged for display. 1 With the lens barrier closed, press the monitor button ( ). • The camera turns on in playback mode. The monitor displays the last image taken. 2 Select the picture that you want to display by pressing the arrow pad (p.38~40). 3 Pull the zoom lever toward (Telephoto). • Each time you pull the zoom lever toward (Telephoto) the image enlarges as follows: 1x  1.5x  2x  2.5x  3x 4 Press the arrow pad in one of the four directions to select the area you want to enlarge. • The playback frame area moves left, right, up and down in the desired direction. 5 Push the zoom lever toward (Wide angle). • The selected image returns to its original size. • To display a different image, return the enlargement scale to the original size. 2 4 5 3 1 x1.5 Monitor

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