Olympus Stylus Zoom 130 manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus Zoom 130 in English. This PDF manual has 70 pages.

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INSTRUCTIONS Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use.
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Thank you for purchasing an Olympus camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to obtain optimum performance and a longer service life from the unit. 2 WARNING Indicates circumstances under which mishandling resulting from ignoring this symbol could result in personal injury or property damage. KEEP THE BATTERIES AWAY FROM FIRE. NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE, RECHARGE, OR SHORT CIRCUIT BATTERIES. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE CAMERA; IT CONTAINS A HIGH-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT. IF THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE CAMERA ARE EXPOSED DUE TO DROPPING OR DAMAGE, REMOVE THE BATTERIES IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT FURTHER USAGE. IN CASE OF MALFUNCTION, CONSULT YOUR NEAREST OLYMPUS DEALER OR OLYMPUS SERVICE CENTER.
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Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. MAIN FEATURES Built-in 38mm ~ 130mm 3.4X zoom lens. Quartzdate or time imprinting. Weatherproof. Remote control (optional). Versatile, easy-to-use functions include spot metering, night scene, as well as various flash modes. Symbols used in this manual: Incorrect Operation order Indicator blinking Next operation Automatic operation Attention Manual operation Indicator on Depress halfway Pay particular attention items in the instructions enclosed in boxes Product shown in the illustrations may be slightly different from the unit. 3
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PREPARATIONS BASIC OPERATIONS Names and functions of parts ............................................. 6 Viewfinder display/LCD panel ............................................. 8 Diopter adjustment ............................................................. 9 Using the strap/soft case .................................................... 9 Outline of operations .......................................................... 10 Loading the battery ............................................................. 13 Checking the battery ........................................................... 14 Points to remember ............................................................ 15 Loading the film ................................................................. 17 Taking pictures ................................................................... 20 Using the Focus lock .......................................................... 25 After Shooting .................................................................... 27 Unloading the film .............................................................. 28 4
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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES CAMERA MAINTENANCE Using the flash modes ....................................................... 29 Subjects that are difficult for Autofocus ............................. 37 Spot ............................................................................. 38 Selftimer ......................................................................40 Remote Control (optional) .......................................... 41 Correcting the data ............................................................ 45 Printing the date and time .................................................. 47 Questions and answers ..................................................... 48 Care and storage ................................................................ 49 Caring for your weatherproof camera .............................. 52 Battery handling ............................................................... 54 Remote Control (optional) handling ................................. 56 Troubleshooting ............................................................... 57 Specifications .................................................................. 64 5
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NAMESANDFUNCTIONSOFPARTS Shutter release button (p. 16.) Zoom lever (p. 21.) Zooms in — telephoto. Zooms out — wide-angle. Autofocus auxiliary light Viewfinder Strap eyelet Light sensor Lens barrier Remote control sensor Lens Selftimer indicator Autofocus windows LCDpanel(Date/timeindicator)(p. 8.) Flash Selftimer/remote control button (p. 40/41.) Flash mode button (p. 29.) Do not soil as this can cause blurred pictures. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. 6 PREPARATIONS
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Diopter adjustment dial (p. 9.) Quartzdate mode buttons (p. 45.) Viewfinder (p. 8.) Back cover Mid-roll rewind button (p. 28.) Tripod socket Battery compartment cover Back cover release (p. 17.) Film window Green lamp Orange lamp 7
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL Viewfinder Display Close-up correction marks At a close distance, your subject must be positioned within the close-up correction marks. Orange lamp Lights when the flash Is ready to fire. Blinks while the flash Is recharging. Greenlamp Lights when the subject is in focus. Blinks when the subject is not in focus (the shutter will not release because the subject is too close). Blinks fast when the subject may not be in focus (because of a difficult to focus subject). Note: The LCD panel does not actually display all indications simultaneously as shown. Autofocus mark Position your subject within the autofocus mark. Date/time indicator Spot (p. 38.) Exposure counter (p. 19.) Battery check (p. 14.) Red-eye Reducing Night Scene Flash (p. 36.) Night Scene Flash (p. 35.) Red-eye reducing flash (p. 32.) Fill-In Flash (Forced Activation) (p. 34.) Off (Flash Override) (p. 33.) Selftimer/remote control (p. 40/41.) LCDPanel 8
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DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT ToAdjust the ViewfindertoCompensateforNear-andFar-sightedVision Turn the diopter adjustment dial until the viewfinder display becomes clear. Turn to the right if you are far-sighted or to the left if you are near-sighted. USINGTHESTRAP/SOFTCASE Attaching the strap. The soft case can also be carried on a belt. The remote control is optional. 9
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OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS Basic Shooting Procedures Load a battery (p. 13). Open the back cover (p. 17). Load the film (p. 17). (Use of ISO 400 film is recommended.) Close the back cover. The film automatically advances to the first frame (p. 19). 1. 2. 3. 4. 10
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Open the lens barrier until you feel a click (p. 19). Make sure the exposure counter on the LCD panelreads (p. 19). Press the zoom lever for telephoto or wide-angle photography (p. 21). Place the autofocus mark on the subject you want to photograph (P. 22). 5. 6. 7. 8. 11
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Depress the shutter release button halfway to makesurethe green lamp lights(p. 22). Depress the shutter release button fully to take a picture (p. 23). When the film reaches the end, it will automatically rewind (p. 28). Open the back cover to remove the rewound film (p. 28). 9. 10. 11. 12. 12
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LOADINGTHEBATTERY Close the lens barrier. Push OPEN to open the battery compartment cover Insert the new battery correctly as shown and close the battery compartment cover tightly. • Use a 3 V lithium battery (DL 123A, CR123A, or equivalent.) • About 15 rolls of film can be used with one new battery, (p. 48) Read "Battery Handling" on page 54. 1. 2. 13
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CHECKINGTHE BATTERY Open the lens barrier as shown until you feel a click. Check the remaining battery power. Note: Keep spare battery on hand when going on a long trip or a wedding or when using the camera in cold weather. Adjust the data every time the battery is replaced. Display lights (and turns off automatically). blinks and other indicators on the LCD panel are displayed normally. blinks and other indicators on the LCD panel goout. Meaning Battery is OK. You can shoot. Battery power is low and battery should be replaced. Battery is dead and should be replaced immediately. 14
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POINTS TO REMEMBER Hold the Camera Correctly. Correct. Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping elbows at sides to prevent the camera from shaking. Correct. In the vertical position, hold the camera with its flash positioned at the top. Incorrect. 1. 2. 3. Caution: Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens, autofocus windows and flash. (p. 6) 15
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Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film. Depress the shutter release button halfway to lock the focus. The green lamp next to the viewfinder lights. Depress the shutter release button fully to release the shutter and take the picture. 1. 2. Cautions: Press the shutter release button gently. Avoid shaking the camera when pressing the shutter release button to prevent blurry pictures. 16
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LOADINGTHE FILM Slide the back cover release upward to open the back cover. Do not touch the inside of the camera, especially the lens. If there is dust or dirt on the lens, remove it with a blower brush. Insert the film cartridge, making sure the film is lying flat. Notes: Use of ISO 400 film is recommended. When using non-DX-coded film, ISO 100 is automaticallyset. 1. 2. 17 BASIC OPERATIONS
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Correct. Make sure the film is lying flat before closing the back cover. Incorrect. If the film is not lying flat as shown, the film may not advance to the first frame. A. B. Caution: Do not touch the plastic parts near the take-up spool. 18
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Align the film leader with the mark and close the back cover. The film automatically advances to the first frame. The film does not overlap any of the positioning guides shown on the left. Open the lens barrier until you feel a click. The exposure counter on the LCD panel reads . Note: If blinks in the exposure counter, as shown on the left, the film is improperly loaded. Reload the film. 3. 4. 19
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TAKING PICTURES Open the lens barrier until you feel a click. The lens extends slightly, the flash pops up, and the LCD panel activates. When the flash is held down, the two indicators next to the viewfinder blink. The camera will not activate. The display also goes out. Release the flash to reactivate the camera. 1. 20
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Aim the camera at your subject. Use the zoom lever for telephoto or wide angle photography. How to Use the Zoom Lever: Telephoto: Pull the lever to the "T" side to zoom in. Maximum telephoto focal length: 130 mm Wide angle: Push the lever to the "W" side to zoom out. Maximum wide-angle focal length: 38 mm 2. 21
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Depress the shutter release button halfway to adjust the focus. Focus has been correctly adjusted and the green lamp lights. Exposure also will be adjusted automatically. The autofocus auxiliary light will turn on automatically when necessary to improve autofocus accuracy. 3. 4. Do not look directly at the sun through the viewfinder. Position the autofocus mark on your subject. Autofocus mark 22
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Depress the shutter release button fully to take the picture. The film automatically advances to the next frame. 5. Working Distance The in-focusrange is0.6m - (infinity) at wide-angle and 0.9 m - (infinity) at telephoto. The minimum distance for close-ups depends on the focal length of the lens. The minimum distance is 0.6 m for wide-angle and 0.9 m for telephoto. When the green lamp blinks, the shutter will not release because the subject is positioned close to the minimum distance. Move away from the subject until the green lamp lights. 23
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Close-up Correction Picture frame Close-up correction marks Image area of picture at 1m/3.3 ft The viewfinder's picture frame shows the area that can be shot for subjects at . However, the picture area will move lower in the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. At 1 m/3.3 ft, the shaded area is the actual available image area. In this case, the subject should be positioned below the close-up correction marks. 24
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USINGTHEFOCUSLOCK Toavoidtakingout-of-focuspictures This camera has a built-in passive type multi autofocus system. With this system, the camera automatically sets the focus on a subject even in compositions where the subject may not be in the center of the frame. When the main subject is not within the autofocus mark. Use the focus lock. Position the autofocus mark on your subject and press the shutter release button halfway. Autofocus mark The green lamp lights. 1. 25
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Reposition your subjects in the picture frame while keeping the shutter release button depressed halfway. Then press the shutter release button fully. 2. 26
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AFTER SHOOTING Close the lens barrier slowly and carefully. The lens and flash will retract automatically. Close the lens barrier completely. The display goes out. 1. 2. Caution: Do not forcibly close the lens barrier as it will interfere with lens retraction. 27
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UNLOADINGTHEFILM The camera automatically rewinds the film when you reach the end of a roll. After the motor stops and starts blinking on the LCD panel, open the back cover and remove the film. Notes: • The number of exposures remaining decreases during winding. • The final number of exposures may sometimes exceed the number of exposures specified on the film. Rewinding the film before the end of the roll Press the mid-roll rewind button gently with your nail, etc. Do not use an instrument with a sharp tip. 28
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This camera has six flash modes. Select the flash mode according to your shooting conditions and needs. How to select the flash mode: As you press the FLASH mode button, the mode switches as shown on p. 30. The selected flash mode is displayed on the LCD panel. USINGTHE FLASH MODES Do not discharge flash too close to eyes of people or animals. 29 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
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Auto Flash mode: Automatically fires in low-light and backlit conditions. (p. 31) Red-eye Reducing Flash mode: Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red in flash photos). (p. 32) Off (Flash Override) mode: The flash does not fire. (p. 33) Fill-in Flash (Forced Activation) mode: Fires regardless of available light. (p. 34) Night Scene Flash mode: Lights the subject in the foreground with a nightscene in the background. (p. 35) Red-eye Reducing Night Scene Flash mode: Significantly reduces the "red-eye" phenomenon against a night back ground. (p. 36) Note: When firing flash, the flash strength is automatically controlled to prevent pictures from being overexposed even when the subjects are close. 30
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AUTO FLASH The flash fires automatically in dark places and backlit conditions. The orange lamp in the upper right of the viewfinder lights when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. Notes: When the orange lamp is blinking, the flash is being recharged and the shutter release button won't release. Release your finger from the shutter release button, and wait for several seconds. Maximum distance is about 70% when using positive color film. ISO 100 200 400 W (38 mm) 0.6-6.4m(2-21 ft) 0.6 - 9.1m (2-30 ft) 0.6 -12.8m (2-42 It) T (130 mm) 0.9- 2.5 m (3-8.2 ft) 0.9- 3.5m (3-11.5ft) 0.9 - 5.0m (3-16.4 ft) Flash Working Range (with color negative film) 31
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RED-EYE REDUCING FLASH Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when subject's eyes appear red in flash photography). In the flash mode, the camera will fire a series of low-power pre-flashes before the regular flash. This makes the subject's pupils contract, significantly reducing red-eye. Except for the pre-flashes, this mode is the same as the Auto Flash mode. Red-eye Reduction may not be effective when the subject: 1. Is not looking at the flash from the right front. 2. Is not watching the pre-flashes. 3. Is too far from the camera. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the individual characteristics of subjects. IMPORTANT: Be sure to hold the camera still until the shutter releases. It takes approximately one second. 32
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OFF(FlashOverride) When you don't want the flash to fire even in the dark or when you want to shoot such subjects as fireworks. In the Flash-Off mode, the flash does not fire even in low-light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited or in twilight or night scenes. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 4 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations when in the Flash-Off mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera. Closing the lens barrier returns to Auto. 33
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FILL-IN FLASH (Forced Activation) When you want to fire the flash every shot. In the Flash mode, the flash fires regardless of available light. For example, this mode can be used to brighten up a subject's shaded face or under artificial lighting such as back-lit, fluorescent light. Use this mode within the flash working range (p. 31). It may be hard to work under excessively bright light. Closing the lens barrier returns to Auto. 34
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NIGHT SCENE FLASH When taking pictures of people with a night background, this mode produces clear images of both. Notes: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 4 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations, use a tripod to prevent blurred pictures caused by camera shake. Spot mode is automatically canceled when Night Scene mode is selected. Closing the lens barrier returns to AUTO. Both people and night scenes can be clearly photographed in this mode. 35
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Significantly reduces the "red-eye" phenomenon often seen when people are photographed against a night background, The camera will fire a series of 10 pre-flashes before the flash fires. This makes the subject's pupils contract, significantly reducing the red-eye. Except for the pre-flashes, this mode is the same as the Night Scene Mode. Note: When the lens barrier is closed, the Red-eye Reducing Flash Mode is restored. RED-EYE REDUCING NIGHT SCENE FLASH MODE Please read the cautions in the Red-eye Reducing Flash Mode (p. 32) and Night Scene Mode (p. 35) items. The Spot Mode cannot be used while the Red-eye Reducing Night Scene Mode is being used. 36
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SUBJECTS THAT ARE DIFFICULT FOR AUTOFOCUS The autofocus of this camera is possible with almost all subjects but, under certain conditions such as those shown in below, the green lamp located beside the finder may light or blink rapidly, and the shutter may not release. To take pictures of subjects such as those shown below, focus on a different object located at the same distance as your subject, return to your subject, compose the scene and take the picture. Low contrast subjects. Subjects with no vertical stripes. Subjects with an extremely bright area in the part of the image. Scenes containing both faraway and nearby subjects. Subjects with a repeating pattern. Subject in strong backlit. 37
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SPOT MODE To focusandsettheexposureforaselectedarea. Press the button and flash mode button at the same time. isdisplayed onthe LCD panel. Press the and the flash mode buttons at the same time or close the lens barrier to cancel the Spot mode. Position the autofocus mark on your subject, and press the shutter release button halfway. 1. 2. • The green lamp lights, • The exposure will be locked in the center of the autofocus mark. 38
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Reposition your subject in the picture frame while keeping the shutter release button depressed halfway. Then press the shutter release button fully. Focus and exposure can be adjusted at different points from the autofocus frame using the Spot mode. 3. 39
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SELFTIMER To Put Yourself In the Picture Press the button. isdisplayedonthe LCDpanel. Use a tripod to hold the camera securely. Aim at your subject, and press the shutter release button. 10 sec.: Selftimer indicator lights 2 sec.: Blinks The shutter will be released about 12 seconds after the shutter release. Notes: The focus and exposure will be locked when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. The selftimer is disengaged when the shutter is released. To cancel the selftimer after it has been activated, press the button again. 1. 2. 40
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REMOTE CONTROL (optional) TheoptionalRC-200RemoteControlisrequiredintheoperationbelow. Press the button. isdisplayed on the LCD panel. After shooting, press the button again to cancel the selftimer/remote control mode. Remote control operation is canceled automati- cally when not in use for more than 20 minutes. 1. 41
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Aim the remote control at the camera and press the button. The shutter will be released after about 3 seconds. 2. Notes: Use the remote control within the range shown at left. The camera will focus on the subject directly in front of it. The remote control may not work when the subject is backlit. In this case, use the selftimer. The remote control may not work when there is inverted fluorescent light near the camera. 42
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USINGTHE REMOTE CONTROL (optional) Attaching to the Strap Open the buckle , insert thestrap and close the buckle , The remote control can be attached to round straps with a diameter of 3mm to 5 mm (0.12 ~ 0.2 in) and flat straps with a thickness of 1.2 mm ~ 2 mm (0.05 ~ 0.08 in) and a width of 6 mm -12.5 mm (0.24 - 0.49 in). 43
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Replacing the battery Replacethe battery if there is no sound when the button is pressed. Open the buckle and remove the battery cover inside by sliding in the direction of the arrow. Insert a new battery (CR1220) with the plus (+) mark showing on top . Attach the battery cover by sliding in the direction of the arrow and close the buckle . 1. 2. 3. Handling Cautions Never apply excessive force to the remote control when attached to the strap. • Usable temperature range: -10°C~40°C. (14°F~104°F) 44
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CORRECTING THE DATA Press the MODE button for two seconds or longer. The year indication will start blinking. Press the SET button to correct the year. If you press the button once, the number on the display will advance by 1. And if you keep it pressed, the numbers will run in rapid succession. 1. 2. Do not use an instrument with a sharp tip. 45
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Press the MODE button again. The month indication will start blinking. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the hour and minutes. Note: As you press the mode button, the blinking indication changes in the order of year, month, day, hour, and minute. The data correction will be finished when the mode button is pressed again. 3. 4. 46
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PRINTING THE DATE AND TIME Choose the desired mode with the MODE button. The mode will switch in the described order by pressing the MODE button. No data Year-month-day Month-day-year Day-month-year Day-hour-minute The quartzdate uses the same power source as the main unit. Make sure to correct the data after the battery is replaced. The data is imprinted in the lower right of the picture. If there is something whitish or tinged with orange where the data is imprinted, the data may be difficult to read. The data may not be imprinted correctly on the frame(s) after the specified final exposure of the film. 47
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q: How long will the battery last? A: A new 3V lithium battery will last for roughly 15 rolls of 24-exposure film on which the flash was used on half of all the shots (determined under Olympus test conditions). If you do not use the flash and zoom very often, the battery will last much longer. Q: Why does the flash get hot? A: If the flash is used continuously, it may become hot. If this happens, stop using the camera for a while. Q: Can I use infrared film? A: No, you cannot. Q: How should I clean the lens? A: Wipe the lens gently with lens cleaning tissue that has been moistened with a small amount of lens cleaning fluid. Q: Can I mount a filter or hood? A: No, you cannot. Q: What should I do when both the orange and green lamps are blinking and the camera doesn't work? A: Release your finger from the flash. The camera will reactivate. 48 CAMERA MAINTENANCE
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CARE AND STORAGE Do not leave camera in any place exposed to excessive heat, humidity, or direct sunlight —for example, in a car or on the beach. Do not expose the camera to formalin or naphthalene. If the camera gets wet, wipe it with a dry towel as soon as possible. The salt in seawater can be especially damaging. Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol or paint thinner when cleaning the camera. 1. 2. 3. 4. 49
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Do not leave the camera on or near a television, refrigerator, or other appliance with a magnetic field. Do not expose the camera to dust or sand as this could cause serious damage. Do not shake or shock the camera. Do not apply excessive force to the zoom lens. Keep the camera in a well-ventilated place. Do not expose the camera to extreme heat (over 40°C/104°F) or to extreme cold (below -10°C/14°F). Low temperatures, even within this range, may sometimes cause deterioration in battery performance, temporarily disabling the camera. 5. 6. 7. 8. 50

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