Samsung ES15 manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: ES15
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Spanish, English

Table of Contents

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Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera.
 Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual
thoroughly.
 If you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and
the cause of the camera malfunction (such as battery, Memory
card etc.) to the A/S centre.
 Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when
you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid
disappointment. Samsung takes no responsibility for any loss or
damage that may result from camera malfunction.
 Keep this manual in a safe place.
 If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to
your PC, the images could be damaged. When transferring the
images taken with the camera to your PC, be sure to use the
supplied USB cable to connect the camera to your PC. Please note
that the manufacturer holds no responsibility for loss or damage of
images on the memory card due to the use of a card reader.
 The contents and illustrations of this manual are subject to
change without prior notice for upgrading the camera functions.
Ä Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation incorporated in the United States and/or
other countries.
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trademarks in the United States and/or other countries.
Ä All brand and product names appearing in this manual are
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Getting to Know your camera
Setting up the application
software
Instructions
Use this camera in the following order.
To use this camera with a PC,
install the application software
first. After this has been done, the
stored images in the camera can be
moved to the PC and can be edited
by an image editing program. (p.84)
Take a picture. (p.19)
Insert the supplied USB cable
into the PC’s USB port and the
camera’s USB connection
terminal. (p.86)
Check the camera’s power. If the
power is turned off, preset the
camera button to turn it on.
Open Windows’s EXPLORER
and search for [Removable Disk].
(p.87)
Take a picture
Insert the USB cable
Check the camera's power
Check [Removable Disk]
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Warning
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or animals.
Positioning the flash too close to your subject’s eyes may cause
eyesight damage.
For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of
reach of children or animals to prevent accidents e.g.:
- Swallowing battery or small camera accessories. If an accident
should occur, please consult a doctor immediately.
- There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts.
Battery and camera may become hot during prolonged use and it
may result in camera malfunction. Should this be the case, allow
the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool.
Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high
temperatures, such as a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other
places of extremes in temperature. Exposure to extreme
temperatures may adversely affect the camera’s internal
components and could cause a fire.
When in use, do not cover the camera or Charger. This may cause
heat to build up and distort the camera body or cause a fire. Always
use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area.
Danger
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. To do so may
result in fire, injury, electric shock or severe damage to you or
your camera. internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should
only be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service
centre.
Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or
explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion.
Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera,
do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the
power source. You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera
Service centre. Do not continue to use the camera as this may
cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into
the camera through access points e.g. the memory card slot and
battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a
risk of electric shock.
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Caution
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in a minor or moderate injury.
Leaking, overheating, or damaged battery could result in fire or
injury.
- Use battery with the correct specification for the camera.
- Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire.
- Do not insert the battery with the polarities reversed.
Remove the battery when not planning to use the camera for a
long period of time. Otherwise the battery may leak corrosive
electrolyte and permanently damage the camera’s components.
Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Do
not touch the flash after using it continuously. It may cause burns.
Do not move the camera while it is switched on, if you are using
the AC adapter. After use, always switch off the camera before
unplugging the cable from the wall socket. Then make sure that
any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected
before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the
cords or cables and cause a fire or electric shock.
Take care not to touch the lens or lens cover to avoid taking an
unclear image and possibly causing camera malfunction.
Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image.
When using this camera in low temperatures, you may experience
the following. These are not camera malfunctions and usually
recover at normal temperature.
- It takes longer to turn on the LCD monitor and the colour may
differ from the subject.
- When changing the composition, there may be an after image on
the LCD monitor.
Credit cards may be demagnetized if left near case. Avoid leaving
magnetic strip cards near the case.
Using an AC adapter that doesn’t match with the camera specifi-
cation may cause camera malfunction. We recommend supplied
battery or exclusive rechargeable battery.
Ä Available AC adapter :
Voltage: 3.3V, Ampere: 2.0A, Diameter: 2.35
After turning on the camera, Check whether the battery type and
the camera setting set on the [Settings] > [Battery Type] menu
(p. 52) are same.
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Contents
023 How to use the Movie clip mode
023 Recording the movie clip without sound
023 Pausing while recording a movie clip
(Successive Recording)
024 Things to Watch Out for When Taking
Pictures
025 Using the camera buttons to set the camera
025 POWER button
025 SHUTTER button
025 ZOOM button
027 Info (DISP) / Up button
027 Macro / Down button
029 Focus lock
029 Flash / Left button
031 Self-timer / Right button
033 MENU button
033 OK button
033 Functions
034 How to Enable Functions Using the
MENU Button
034 Exposure compensation
035 White balance
036 ISO
036 Face Detection
038 Face Tone
READY
RECORDING
007 System chart
007 Package Contents
007 Sold Separately
008 Identification of features
008 Front & Top
009 Back
010 Bottom
010 5 Function button
011 Self-timer lamp
011 Camera Status Lamp
011 Mode icon
012 Connecting to a Power Source
013 Inserting the memory card
014 Instructions on how to use the memory card
016 When using the camera for the first time
017 LCD monitor indicator
018 How to use the menu
019 Starting the recording mode
019 Selecting modes
019 How to use the Auto mode
020 How to use the Program mode
020 How to use the DIS mode
021 Using the Photo Help Guide mode
022 How to use the Scene modes
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038 Face Retouch
038 Image Size
039 Quality / Frame rate
039 Metering
040 Drive mode
040 Auto Focus type
041 Photo Style Selector
042 Image Adjust
043 Voice Memo
043 Voice Recording
044 Recording the movie clip without voice
045 Sound menu
045 Sound
045 Volume
045 Start up sound
045 Shutter sound
045 Beep Sound
046 AF sound
046 Self Portrait
046 Setup menu
046 Display
046 Language
046 Function Description
047 Start up image
SETUP
047 Display Bright
047 Quick view
047 Display SAVE
048 Settings
048 Formatting a memory
048 Initialisation
049 Setting up the Date / Time / Date type
049 Time Zone
049 File name
050 Imprinting the recording date
050 Auto power off
051 Selecting Video out type
052 Auto Focus lamp
052 Setting the USB
052 Selecting a battery type
053 Starting play mode
053 Playing back a still image
053 Playing back a movie clip
054 Movie clip capture function
054 Playing back a recorded voice
055 Playing back a voice memo
055 LCD monitor Indicator
056 Using the camera buttons to set the camera
056 Play mode button
PLAY
Contents
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Contents
073 PictBridge : Picture Selection
073 PictBridge : Print Setting
074 PictBridge : Reset
074 Important notes
076 Warning indicator
077 Before contacting a service centre
079 Specifications
082 Software Notes
082 System Requirements
083 About the software
084 Setting up the application software
086 Starting PC mode
089 Removing the removable disk
090 Samsung Master
093 Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
093 Using the USB Driver for MAC
094 FAQ
SOFTWARE
056 Thumbnail / Enlargement button
058 Info (DISP) / Up button
058 Play & Pause / OK button
059 Left / Right / Down / MENU button
059 Delete button
060 Setting up the play back function using
the LCD monitor
062 Edit
062 Resize
063 Rotating an image
063 Photo Style Selector
064 Image Adjust
065 Starting the Multi Slide Show
065 Start the Multi Slide Show
066 Selecting Images
066 Configure Multi Slide Show effects
067 Setting play interval
067 Setting Background Music
067 File Options
067 Deleting images
068 Protecting images
068 Voice memo
069 DPOF
071 Copy To Card
072 PictBridge
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System chart
Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the
optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. Parts and accessories illustrated below may differ
from exact appearance.
Package Contents
Camera
AA Alkaline
Batteries
USB cable Camera strap
Software CD
(see p.83)
User manual,
Product warranty
Sold Separately
SD/SDHC memory
card / MMC
(see p.15)
Rechargeable battery Charger AV cable AC cord Camera case
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Identification of features
Front & Top
Shutter button
Lens/ Lens cover
Flash
Power button
Microphone
Self-timer lamp /
AF sensor
Speaker
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Identification of features
Back
5 function button
Play mode button
MENU button
LCD monitor
Camera status lamp
Fn / Delete button
Strap eyelet
Zoom Tele(T) button (Digital zoom)
Zoom Wide(W) button (Thumbnail)
USB /
AV / DC
terminal
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Bottom
Identification of features
5 Function button
Ä To open the battery chamber cover, slide it in the direction shown
above.
Information / Up button
Flash /
Left button
Self-timer /
Right button
Macro / Down button
OK / Play & Pause
button
Tripod socket
Battery chamber cover
Memory card slot
Battery chamber
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Self-timer lamp
Icon Status Description
Blinking
- For the first 8 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second
intervals.
- For the final 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at
0.25-second intervals.
Blinking
For the 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at
0.25-second intervals.
Blinking
A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2
seconds later a second picture will be taken.
Blinking
After pressing the Shutter button, the image is taken
in accordance with the subject’s movement.
Camera Status Lamp
Status Description
Power on
The lamp turns on and off when the camera
is ready to take a picture
After taking a picture
The lamp blinks while saving the image data and
turns off when the camera is ready to take a picture
When flash battery is charging The lamp blinks
When the USB cable is
inserted to a PC
The lamp lights up
(LCD monitor turns off after initializing the device)
Transmitting Data with a PC The lamp blinks (LCD monitor turns off)
When the USB cable is
inserted into a printer
The lamp is off
When the printer is printing The lamp is off
When the AF activates
The lamp turns on
(The camera focus on the subject)
The lamp blinks
(The camera doesn’t focus on the subject)
Identification of features
Mode icon
Refer to page 19 for more information about the camera mode setting.
MODE Auto Program DIS
Photo Help
Guide
ICON
MODE Scene Movie - -
ICON
MODE
SCENE
Beauty Shot Night Portrait Children
ICON
MODE Landscape Close up Text Sunset
ICON
MODE Dawn Backlight Firework Beach&Snow
ICON
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Connecting to a Power Source
 SNB-2512 rechargeable battery Specification
Model SNB-2512
Type Ni-MH
Capacity 2500mAh
Voltage 1.2V x 2
Charging time Approximately 300 Minutes (Use for SBC-N2)
Ä Included battery may vary depending on sales region.
We recommend batteries for a digital camera (Within a year from
the date of manufacture). The batteries are listed below.
- Non rechargeable batteries : 2 X AAAlkaline (High Capacity)
- Rechargeable batteries (Optional) : SNB-2512 (Ni-MH)
Important information about battery usage.
When camera is not in use, turn off the power.
 Please remove the battery if the camera will not be used for
long periods. Batteries can lose power over time and are
prone to leaking if kept inside the camera.
 Low temperatures (below 0°C) can affect the performance
of the battery and you may experience reduced battery life.
 Batteries will usually recover at normal temperatures.
 During extended use of the camera, the camera body may
become warm. This is perfectly normal.
 It is easy to buy alkaline batteries. However, the duration
for using batteries varies in accordance with the battery
manufacturer or the photographic conditions
 Do not use manganese batteries as manganese batteries
cannot deliver sufficient power.
 For this camera, it recommended that a high-capacity battery
(alkaline, nickel-hydride) is used. If another battery is used,
the camera’s usage time may be lowered.
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Connecting to a Power Source
 There are 4 indicators for battery condition that are displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Battery
indicator
Battery
status
The battery is
fully charged
Low battery
capacity
(Prepare to
recharge or use
spare battery)
Low battery
capacity
(Prepare to
recharge or use
spare battery)
Battery empty.
(Recharge
or use spare
battery)
Ä When using the camera and the battery in a place that is excessively cold or hot,
the battery status on the LCD may be different from the actual battery status.
 Insert the battery as shown
Inserting the memory card
 Insert the memory card as shown.
- Turn off the camera’s power be-
fore inserting the memory card.
- Have the front of the memory
card facing toward the front of
the camera (lens) and the card
pins toward the back of the
camera (LCD monitor).
- Do not insert the memory card
the wrong way round.
Doing so may damage the
memory card slot.
- If the camera does not turn on
after you have inserted battery,
please check whether the
battery (+ / -).
- When the battery chamber
cover is opened, do not force
the battery chamber cover,
this may damage it.
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Instructions on how to use the memory card
 If the memory card is subjected to any of the following, the
recorded data may become corrupted :
- When the memory card is used incorrectly.
- If the power is switched off or the memory card is removed
while recording, deleting (formatting) or reading.
 Samsung cannot be held responsible for lost data.
 It is advisable to copy important data onto other media as back-up
e.g. floppy disks, hard disks, CD etc.
 If there is insufficient memory available :
A [Memory Full] message will appear and the camera will not
operate. To optimise the amount of memory in the camera,
replace the memory card or delete unnecessary images stored
on the memory card.
 Don't remove the memory card when the camera status lamp is
blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card.
 Be sure to format the memory card (see p.48) if you are using
a newly purchased memory card for the first time, if it contains
data that the camera cannot recognise, or if it contains images
captured with a different camera.
 Turn off the camera power whenever the memory card is being
inserted or removed.
 Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the
memory card’s performance. Should this be the case, you will
need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the
memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty.
 The memory card is an electronic precision device.
Do not bend, drop or subject the memory card to any heavy
impact.
 Do not store the memory card in an environment with strong
electronic or magnetic fields, e.g. near loud speakers or TV
receivers.
 Please do not use or store in an environment where there are
extremes in temperature.
 Do not allow the memory card to become dirty or to come into
contact with any liquid. Should this happen, clean the memory
card with a soft cloth.
 Please keep the memory card in its case when not in use.
 During and after periods of extended use, you may notice that the
memory card is warm. This is perfectly normal.
 Do not use a memory card that is used in another digital camera.
To use the memory card in this camera, format the memory card
using this camera.
 Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or
memory card reader.
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Instructions on how to use the memory card
The camera can use SD/SDHC Memory Cards and MMC (Multi
Media Cards).
 The SD/SDHC memory card has a write protect switch that
prevents image files from being deleted or formatted. By sliding
the switch to the bottom of the SD/SDHC memory card, the data
will be protected. By sliding the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC
memory card, the data protection will be cancelled.
 Slide the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC memory card before
taking a picture.
When using a 1GB SD memory, the specified shooting capacity will be
as follows. These figures are approximate as image capacities can be
affected by variables such as subject matter and memory card type.
Recorded image
size
Super
Fine
Fine Normal 30 FPS 15 FPS
Still
image
About 183 About 334 About 472 - -
About 200 About 362 About 511 - -
About 252 About 442 About 613 - -
About 252 About 445 About 619 - -
About 334 About 578 About 793 - -
About 495 About 814 About 1067 - -
About 1238 About 1673 About 1876 - -
*Movie
clip
- - - About 7'5" About 13'54"
- - - About 26'24" About 49'22"
Card pins
Write protect switch
Label
[SD (Secure Digital) memory card]
 The zoom button doesn’t function during the movie recording.
 The recording times can be changed by the zoom operation.
 You can record videos of up to 4GB or 2hours each.
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 Setting up the date, time and date type
1. Select the [Date&Time] menu by
pressing the Up/Down button and
press the Right button.
2. Select the desired sub menu by
pressing the Up/Down/Left/Right
button and press the OK button.
Left/Right button : Selects world time/year/ month/ day/hour/
minute/ date type
Up/Down button : Changes the value of each item.
Ä For more information about the World Time, refer to the page 49.
When using the camera for the first time
 When the camera is turned on for the first time, a menu will be
displayed in the LCD monitor to set date, time, language and
battery type. This menu will not be displayed again after setting
up the date, time, language and battery type. Set up the date,
time, language and battery type before using this camera.
 Setting up the language
1. Select the [Language] menu by
pressing the Up/Down button and press
the Right button.
2. Select the desired sub menu by
pressing the Up/Down button and press
the OK button. Back Set
Date & Time :08/12/01
Battery Type :alkaline
Language :English
English
䚐ạ㛨
Français
Deutsch
Español
Italiano
 Setting up the battery type
1. Select the [Battery Type] menu by
pressing the Up/Down button and
press the Right button.
2. Select the desired sub menu by
pressing the Up/Down button and
press the OK button.
- If a battery type is selected, the camera will be optimized
according to the selected battery type.
[Battery Type] sub Menu : [Alkaline] / [Ni-MH]
Ä For more information about the battery type, refer to the page 52.
Back Set
Date & Time :09/01/01
Battery Type :alkaline
Language :English
Alkaline
Ni-MH
Exit Back
Date & Time :09/01/01
Battery Type :alkaline
Language :English
2009 / 01 / 01 13:00 yyyy/mm/dd
yyyy mm dd
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 The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting
functions and selections.
LCD monitor indicator
No. Description Icons Page
1 Recording mode p.19
2
Optical / Digital Zoom bar /
Digital Zoom rate
p.25
3 Voice Memo p.43
4
Number of available shots
remaining
00001 p.15
Remaining time 00:00:00 p.15
[Image & Full Status]
No. Description Icons Page
5
Memory card icon /
Internal memory icon
-
6 Battery p.13
7 Flash p.29
8 Self-timer p.31
9 Macro p.27
10 Photo Style Selector p.41
11 Face Detection p.36
12 Face Tone p.38
13
Face Retouch / ImageAdjust
/ Without Sound
p.38/
42/44
14 Date / Time 2009/01/01 01:00 PM p.49
15 Camera shake Warning p.24
16 Auto Focus Frame p.40
17 Drive mode p.40
18 Metering p.39
19
Image Quality /
Frame Rate
p.39
20 Image Size p.38
21 ISO p.36
22 White Balance p.35
23 Exposure compensation p.34
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How to use the menu
1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears.
2. Use the up or down buttons to navigate through the menus.
3. Use the left or right buttons to select a sub menu.
4. Select a submenu and click the OK button to save settings and return to the previous window.
Press the
LEFT or
RIGHT button.
Press the
LEFT or
RIGHT button.
Press the
UP or DOWN
button.
Press the
UP or DOWN
button.
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
Low
Medium
High
Mode
Start Sound
Shutter Sound
Beep Sound
AF Sound
Self-Portrait
Volume
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Mode
Photo Size
Quality
Focus Area
Photo Style Selector
Voice
Face Detection
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Exit Back
Mode
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
Mode
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change Exit Change Exit Change
Mode
Start Sound
Shutter Sound
Beep Sound
AF Sound
Self-Portrait
Volume
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
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Starting the recording mode
How to use the Auto mode ( )
 If the auto focus frame turns to red when you press the shutter
button down half way, it means that the camera cannot focus
on the subject. Should this be the case, the camera is unable to
capture an image clearly.
 Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image.
1. Insert the batteries (p.13). Insert the
batteries taking note of the polarity (+ / -).
2. Insert the memory card (p.13). As
this camera has a 11MB internal
memory, you do not need to insert the
memory card. If the memory card is
not inserted, an image will be stored
in the internal memory. If the memory card is inserted, an image
will be stored on the memory card.
3. Close the battery chamber cover.
4. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
5. Select the Auto mode by pressing the MENU button.
6. Point the camera towards the subject and compose the image
by using the LCD monitor.
7. Press the shutter button to capture an image.
Select this mode for quick and easy picture taking with minimal user
interaction.
Selecting modes
You can select the desired working mode us-
ing the MENU button located on the back of
the camera.
 How to use the MENU button
1. Press the MENU button and a menu
will be displayed.
2. Press the Up / Down button to select
the [Mode] menu and press the Right
button.
3. Select a desired mode by pressing
the Up / Down button and then press
the OK button.
Mode
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
Program
Program
Program
Exit Back
Exit Back
Exit Back
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Mode Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Movie
Auto
Exit Change
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Selecting the automatic mode will configure the camera with
optimal settings. You can still manually configure all functions
except the aperture value and shutter speed.
1. Select the Program mode by pressing
the MENU button (p.19).
2. Press the Menu button to configure
advanced functions.
How to use the Program mode ( )
Starting the recording mode
Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) mode.
This mode will reduce the effect of camera shake and help you get
a well-exposed image in dim conditions.
1. Select the DIS mode by pressing the
MENU button. (p.19)
2. Point the camera towards the subject
and compose the image by using the
LCD monitor.
3. Press the Shutter button to capture an
image.
How to use the DIS mode ( )
 Things to watch out for using the DIS mode
1. The digital zoom will not operate in the DIS mode.
2. If the lighting condition is brighter than fluorescent lighting
conditions, the DIS will not activate.
3. If the lighting condition is darker than in fluorescent lighting
conditions, camera shake warning indicator ( Ã ) will display.
For best results only take pictures in situations where the
camera shake warning indicator ( Ã ) is not displayed.
4. If the subject is moving, the captured image may be blurred.
5. As the DIS uses the camera's digital signal processor, it may
take a little longer for the camera to process and save the
images.
The submenus for the functions are as follows:
Description Page Description Page
EV p.34 Metering p.39
White Balance p.35 Drive p.40
ISO p.36 Focus Area p.40
Face Detection p.36 Photo Style Selector p.41
Photo Size / Movie Size p.38 Image Adjust p.42
Quality / Frame Rate p.39 Voice p.43
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Starting the recording mode
Using the Photo Help guide mode ( )
Helps the user learn the correct picture taking method and includes
solutions for potential problems that may occur. This also enables
the user to practice the best way to take the pictures.
Available functions of the photo help guide
 Function that can be used when focusing is difficult
 Functions that can be used when the image is blurred
 Function that can be used when filming in the dark
 Function that can be used when adjusting the picture brightness
 Function that can be used when adjusting the picture colour
[Function that can be used when focusing is difficult]
Pressing the
Left/Right button
Pressing the OK button
Pressing the
Up/Down button
Pressing the
Up button
Pressing the OK button
Pressing the shutter button Press the shutter button
to practice using this
feature.
Guide list
Photo Help Guide
Features to reduce camera shake
Features to use when adjusting brightness
Features to use when the image is out of focus
Features to use in low light conditions
Features to use when adjusting colours
Photo Help Guide
When the subject is in focus,
press the shutter button
completely to capture the image
or video. If the subject is out of
focus, try half-pressing the shutter
button again.
2/2
Back Practice
Photo Help Guide
To focus on your subject, half-
press the shutter button:
- Green frame: subject is in focus
- Red frame: subject is out of focus
1/2
Back Practice
Photo Help Guide
Guide list
Pressing the
Left/Right button
Pressing the OK button
Features to use when the image is out of focus
To focus on a subject 80 cm or farther
To focus on people’s faces
Half-press the shutter button to focus
To focus on a subject less than 80 cm away
Photo Help Guide
Back Change
Change
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Starting the recording mode
Use the menu to easily configure optimal settings for a variety of
shooting situations.
1. Select the Scene mode by pressing
the MENU button (p.19).
2. Point the camera towards the subject
and compose the image by using the
LCD monitor.
3. Press the shutter button to capture an
image.
How to use the Scene modes ( ) The scene modes are listed below.
[Beauty Shot] ( ) : Take a photo of a person with options to
hide facial imperfections.
[Night] ( ) : Use this for shooting still images at night
or in other dark conditions.
[Portrait] ( ) : To take a picture of a person.
[Children] ( ) : To take a picture of fast moving
objects, for example, children.
[Landscape] ( ) : To take pictures of distant scenery.
[Close Up] ( ) : Close-up shooting for small objects such
as plants and insects.
[Text] ( ) : Use this mode to shoot a document.
[Sunset] ( ) : For taking pictures of sunsets.
[Dawn] ( ) : Daybreak scenes.
[Backlight] ( ) : Portrait without shadows caused by
backlight.
[Firework] ( ) : Firework scenes.
[Beach&Snow] ( ) : For ocean, lake, beach and snowscape
scenes.
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Starting the recording mode
How to use the Movie clip mode ( )
A movie clip can be recorded for as long as the available recording
time of the memory capacity allows.
1. Select the Movie clip mode by pressing
the MENU button. (The Movie clip
mode icon and available recording time
will display on the LCD monitor.).
2. Point the camera towards the subject
and compose the image by using the
LCD monitor.
3. Press the shutter button once and movie clips are recorded for
as long as the available recording time allows. Movie clips will
still be recorded if the shutter button is released. If you wish to
stop recording, press the shutter button again.
Ä Image size and type are listed below.
- Image size : 640x480, 320x240 (Selectable)
- Movie clip file type : AVI (MJPEG)
- Frame Rate : 30 FPS, 15 FPS (Selectable)
You can record the movie clip without sound.
Steps from 1 -3 are the same as those for
MOVIE mode.
4. Press the Menu button.
5. Press the Up / Down button to select the
[Functions] menu and press the Right
button.
Recording the movie clip without sound
 Using Successive Recording
Steps from 1-2 are the same as those for
MOVIE CLIP mode.
3. Press the shutter button and movie
clips are recorded for as long as the
available recording time. Movie clips
will still be recorded if the shutter button
is released.
4. Press the OK button to pause recording.
5. Press the OK button again to resume the recording.
6. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again.
This camera allows you to temporarily stop during unwanted
scenes, while recording a movie clip. Using this function, you can
record your favourite scenes into a movie clip without having to
create multiple movie clips.
Pausing while recording a movie clip (Successive Recording)
6. Select the [Voice] menu by pressing the Up / Down button and
press the OK button.
7. Select the [Off] menu by pressing the Left / Right button.
8. Press the OK button. You can record a movie without sound.
Ä See p.44 for further details.
Stop Record
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 The available memory capacity may vary depending on shooting
conditions and camera settings.
 When the Flash Off, Slow synchro mode or DIS mode is selected
in a low lighting condition, the camera shake warning indicator
( Ã ) may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use a tripod,
support the camera on a solid surface or change to flash shot
mode.
 Shooting against the light : Please do not take pictures against the
sun. Doing so may make the picture dark.
Doing so may make the picture dark. To
take a picture against the light, please use
the [Backlight] in scene shooting mode
(see page 22), fill-in flash (see page 30),
spot metering (see page 39) or exposure
compensation (see page 34).
 Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image.
 Compose the image by using the LCD monitor.
Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures
 Pressing the shutter button down half way.
Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery
charge. Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture.
 Under certain conditions the auto focus system may not perform
as expected.
- When photographing a subject that has little contrast.
- If the subject is highly reflective or shiny.
- If the subject is moving at high speed.
- When there is strong reflected light, or when the background is
very bright.
- When the subject matter has only horizontal lines or the subject
is very narrow (such as a stick or flagpole).
- When the surroundings are dark.
[Lightly press the shutter button] [Press the shutter button]
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Using the camera buttons to set the camera ZOOM button
The recording mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons.
Used for turning the camera’s power on / off.
If there is no operation during the specified
time, the camera's power will be turned off
automatically to save battery life.
Refer to page 50 for more information
about the auto power off function.
Used for taking an image or recording voice in the RECORDING
mode.
 In MOVIE CLIP mode
Pressing the shutter button down fully
starts the process for recording a movie
clip. Press the shutter button once and
the movie clip is recorded for as long
as the available recording time in the
memory allows. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter
button again.
 In STILL IMAGE mode
Pressing the shutter button down halfway activates the autofocus
and checks the condition of the flash. Pressing the shutter button
down fully takes and stores the image. If you select voice memo
recording, the recording will start after the camera has finished
storing the image data.
If the menu is not displayed, this button
works as the OPTICAL ZOOM or
DIGITAL ZOOM button.
This camera has a 3X optical zoom and
a 3X digital zoom function. Using both
will offer a total zoom ratio of 9X.
 TELE Zoom
Optical zoom TELE : Pressing the ZOOM T button. This will
zoom into the subject i.e. the subject will
appear nearer.
Digital zoom TELE : When the maximum (3X) optical zoom
is selected, pressing the ZOOM T button
activates the digital zoom software.
Releasing ZOOM T button stops the digital
zooming at the required setting. Once the
maximum digital zoom (3X) is achieved,
pressing the ZOOM T button will have no
effect.
POWER button
SHUTTER button
Pressing
the ZOOM
T button
Pressing
the ZOOM
T button
[WIDE zoom] [TELE zoom] [Digital zoom 3.0X]
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ZOOM button
 WIDE Zoom
Optical zoom WIDE : Pressing the ZOOM W button. This will
zoom out from the subject i.e. the subject
will appear further away. Pressing the
ZOOM W button continuously will set the
camera to its minimum zoom setting i.e.
the subject appears at its furthest from the
camera.
Digital zoom WIDE : When the digital zoom is in operation,
pressing the ZOOM W button will reduce
the digital zooming in steps. Releasing
ZOOM W button stops digital zooming.
Pressing the ZOOM W button will reduce
the digital zoom and then it will continue to
reduce the optical zoom until the minimum
setting is reached.
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
 Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for
the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place.
 If the Zoom buttons are being pressed during the Movie shots,
the voice will not be recorded.
 You may notice a decrease in image quality when using the
digital zoom.
 To view a clearer digital zoom image, press the shutter button
halfway at the maximum optical zoom position and press the
zoom T button again.
 The digital zoom can’t be activated in some Scene modes
(Night, Children, Text, Close up, Firework), DIS modes, movie
mode and Face Detection.
 Take care not to touch the lens to avoid taking an unclear image
and possibly causing camera malfunction. If the image is dim, turn
the camera power off and on again to modify the lens position.
 Take care not to press the lens as this may cause a camera
malfunction.
 When the camera is turned on, take care not to touch the camera’s
moving lens parts as this may cause the resulting image to be dim
and unclear.
 Take care not to touch the lens when operating the zoom button.
[TELE zoom] [Optical zoom 2X] [WIDE zoom]
Pressing
the ZOOM
W button
Pressing
the ZOOM
W button
[Digital zoom 3.0X] [TELE zoom] [WIDE zoom]
Pressing
the ZOOM
W button
Pressing
the ZOOM
W button
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Macro ( ) / Down button
While the menu is showing, the Down button operates as a
direction button. When the menu is not showing, you can use the
MACRO ( ) / DOWN button to take macro pictures.
The distance ranges are shown below. Press the Macro button until
the desired macro mode indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
[Auto Focus] [Macro ( )]
Info (DISP) / Up button
While the menu is showing, the Up button operates as a direction button.
In the recording modes or playback mode, pressing this button will
display the image information.
[Information screen]
[Filming screen]
Show all photographic information. Show only basic information.
[Auto Macro ( )]
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Mode Auto ( )
Focus Type Auto macro ( ) Normal
Focus range
W : 10 ~ Infinity
T : 50 ~ Infinity
W : 80 ~ Infinity
T : 80 ~ Infinity
Mode Program ( )
Focus Type macro ( ) Normal
Focus range
W : 10 ~ 80
T : 50 ~ 80
W : 80 ~ Infinity
T : 80 ~ Infinity
Mode DIS Mode ( )
Focus Type Auto macro ( ) Normal
Focus range
W : 10 ~ Infinity
T : 50 ~ Infinity
W : 80 ~ Infinity
T : 80 ~ Infinity
 Types of focus mode and focus range (W : Wide, T : Tele)
(Unit: cm)
 When the macro mode is selected, be particularly careful to avoid
camera shake.
 When you take a picture within 40cm (Wide zoom) or 50cm
(Tele zoom) in the Macro mode, select the FLASH OFF mode.
Macro ( ) / Down button
 Available focusing method, by recording mode
( o : Selectable,  : Infinity focus range)
Mode Auto macro Macro Normal
o o
o o
o o
o o
o o
Mode
SCENE
Auto macro Macro Normal
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
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Focus lock
To focus on a subject not positioned in the centre of the picture, use
the focus lock function.
3. Recompose the picture
and fully depress the
SHUTTER button.
1. The image to be
captured.
2. Press the SHUTTER
button halfway and
focus on the subject.
 Using the Focus Lock
1. Ensure the subject is in the centre of the autofocus frame.
2. Press the SHUTTER button halfway. When the green auto focus
frame lights up, it means the camera is focused on the subject.
Be careful not to press the SHUTTER button all the way down to
avoid taking an unwanted picture.
3. With the SHUTTER button still pressed down only halfway, move
the camera to recompose your picture as desired, and then
press the SHUTTER button completely to take the picture. If you
release your finger from the SHUTTER button, the focus lock
function will be cancelled.
Flash ( ) / Left button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD
monitor, pressing the LEFT button makes
the cursor shift to the left tab.
When the menu is not displayed on the
LCD monitor, the LEFT button operates as
the FLASH ( ) button.
 Selecting the flash mode
1. Press the MENU button to select a RECORDING mode with the
exception of the Movie clip mode or the DIS mode.(p.19)
2. Press the Flash button until the desired flash mode indicator is
displayed on the LCD monitor.
3. A flash mode indicator will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
Use the correct flash to suit the environment.
 Flash range (Unit: m)
ISO
Normal Macro Auto macro
WIDE TELE WIDE TELE WIDE TELE
AUTO 0.8~3.8 0.8~2.1 0.4~0.8 0.5~0.8 0.4~3.8 0.5~2.1
[Selecting the Auto flash]
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 If you press the shutter button after selecting the flash, the first
flash fires to check the shooting condition (Flash range and
Power ratio of flash). Do not move the camera until the second
flash fires.
 Using the flash frequently will reduce the life of the battery.
 Under normal operating conditions the re-charging time for
the flash is usually within 5 seconds. If the battery is weak, the
charging time will be longer.
 In the DIS mode, [Landscape], [Close up], [Text], [Sunset],
[Dawn], [Firework] scene modes and the Movie clip mode, the
flash function will not operate.
 Take photographs within the flash range.
 The image quality is not guaranteed if the subject is too close
or highly reflective.
 When taking an image in poorly lit conditions with the flash,
there may be a white speck in the captured image. The speck
is caused by the flash light reflecting off atmospheric dust.
Flash ( ) / Left button
 Flash mode indicator
Icon Flash mode Description
Auto flash
If the subject or background is dark, the
camera flash will operate automatically.
Auto & Red eye
reduction
If a subject or background is dark, the
camera flash will work automatically and
will reduce the red-eye effect by using the
red-eye reduction function.
Fill in flash
The flash fires regardless of the avail-
able light. The intensity of the flash will be
automatically controlled to suit the prevailing
conditions.
Slow synchro
The flash operates with a slow shutter speed
to obtain a balanced correct exposure. In
poor lighting conditions the camera shake
warning indicator ( Ã ) will display on the
LCD monitor.
Red-eye reduction
When a shot with "red eye" is detected,
this mode will reduce the red-eye effect
automatically.
Flash off
The flash does not fire.
Select this mode when capturing images in
a place or situation where flash photography
is prohibited. When you capture an image
in poorly lit conditions, the camera shake
warning indicator ( Ã ) will appear on the
LCD monitor.
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 Available flash mode, by recording mode ( o : Selectable)
Flash ( ) / Left button
When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right
button makes the cursor shift to the right tab.
When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT
button operates as the Self-timer ( ) button. This function is used
when the photographer would also like to be in the image.
 If you operate the Self-timer button during the self-timer
operation, the self-timer function is cancelled.
 Use a tripod to prevent the camera from shaking.
 In Movie Clip mode, only the 10SEC self-timer will work.
Mode
o o o o
o o o o o o
o
o o o o o o
o
Mode
SCENE
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o
o
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o
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Self-timer ( ) / Right button
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 Selecting the self-timer
1. Select a Recording mode with the
exception of Voice recording mode. (p.19)
2. Press the SELF-TIMER / RIGHT ( )
button until the desired mode indicator
displays on the LCD monitor. A 10 second,
2 second, Double self-timer or Motion timer
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
3. When you press the SHUTTER button,
the picture will be taken after the
specified time has elapsed.
Self-timer ( ) / Right button
[Selecting the 10 SEC
self-timer]
 Self-timer mode indicator
Icon Mode Description
10SEC
self-timer
Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval
of 10 seconds before the image is taken.
2SEC
self-timer
Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval
of 2 seconds before the image is taken.
Double
self-timer
A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds
and 2 seconds later a second picture will be
taken. When using the flash, the 2-second
self-timer may be delayed for longer than 2
seconds depending on the flash charging time.
Motion
Timer
The camera detects the subject's movement 6
seconds after pressing the Shutter button, and the
picture is taken when the movement is stopped.
 The Motion Timer flows are as followings. (Movie Clip mode excluded)
Selecting the Motion Timer  Pressing the Shutter button 
Confirming the composition (Within 6 sec.)*1
 Starting the
detection (Swing your hands fully)*2
 Stopping the detection
(Do not move)  Taking an image (after 2 sec.)
*1: The camera detects the subject's movement 6 seconds after pressing the
Shtter button, so confirm the composition within 6 seconds.
*2: Move your body or hands fully.
In the following cases, the Motion Timer may not operate.
 The focus distance is over 3m.
 The exposure is too bright or dark
 In backlight conditions.
 The movement is insignificant
 The movement is detected beyond
the center part (50%) of the sensor
where the movement is recognized.
 If the camera doesn`t sense any
movement for 30 seconds, or the
camera doesn’t sense stillness
after sensing movement
 Motion Timer
Motion Icon & Self-timer lamp
Pressing the Shuter button after
setting the Motion Timer
Blink (1 second interval)
Detecting the subject's movement Blink (0.25 second interval)
No movement is detected
Turn on and the image is taken
after 2 seconds
The detection range of
Motion Timer
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MENU button
- When you press the MENU button, a menu related to each
camera mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it
again will return the LCD to the initial display.
- A menu option can be displayed when the following are selected :
MOVIE CLIP and STILL IMAGE mode. There is no menu
available when the voice recording function is selected.
- When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, this button is
used for shifting the cursor to the sub menu or for confirming data.
Use the menu that enables the functions, or the Fn button, to bring up the
menus below:
Mode Menu Available mode Page
(Functions)
EV p.34
White Balance p.35
ISO p.36
Face Detection p.36
Face Tone p.38
Face Retouch p.38
Photo Size / Movie Size p.38
Quality / Frame Rate p.39
Metering p.39
Drive p.40
Focus Area p.40
Photo Style Selector p.41
Image Adjust p.42
Voice p.43
Functions ( )
OK button
[Pressing the
OK button]
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Exit Back
[Menu off] [Menu on]
[Pressing the MENU button]
Mode
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
Mode
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
Scene
Movie
Auto
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
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Functions ( )
Exposure compensation
This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the
ambient lighting conditions.
You can also select the exposure value by using the [EV] menu.
 Compensating Exposure
1. Click the Up/Down button from the
Functions menu to select [EV] ( ).
2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to
set the desired exposure compensation
factor.
3. Press the OK button. The value you
set will be saved and the Exposure Compensation setup mode
will be closed. If you change the exposure value, the exposure
indicator ( ) will be displayed on the Left of the LCD monitor.
Ä A negative exposure compensation value reduces the exposure.
Note that a positive exposure compensation value increases the
exposure and the LCD monitor will appear white or you may not
get good pictures.
EV
Set exposure value to adjust brightness.
Back Move
3. Select a desired menu by pressing the Up / Down button and
then press the OK button.
1. Press the MENU button in an available mode.
2. Press the Up / Down button to select the [Functions] menu and
press the Right/OK button.
How to Enable Functions Using the MENU Button Use the Fn button on the rear of the camera to bring up the menus
that enable frequently used functions faster.
4. Select a desired menu by pressing the Left / Right button and
then press the OK button.
Left / Right
button
White Balance
Adjust the white balance according to the light source.
Back Move
Daylight
Appropriate for outdoor photography on a clear day.
Back Move
Up / Down
button
Right/OK
button
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
Metering
White Balance
EV
Exit Back
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
Metering
White Balance
EV
Exit Back
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
Metering
White Balance
EV
Exit Back
Mode
White Balance
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
EV
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
Exit Change
Metering
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Functions ( )
White balance
The white balance control allows you to
adjust the colours to appear more natural.
Mode Icon Description
Auto WB
The camera automatically selects the ap-
propriate white balance settings, depending
on the prevailing lighting conditions.
Daylight For taking images outside.
Cloudy
For taking images under a cloudy and
overcast sky.
Fluorescent_H
For shooting under daylight fluorescent
types of three-way fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent_L Shooting under white fluorescent lighting.
Tungsten
For shooting under tungsten (standard light
bulb) lighting.
Custom Set
Allows the user to set the white balance
according to the shooting condition.
Ä Different lighting conditions may cause a colour cast on your images.
 Using the Custom White Balance
White balance settings may vary slightly depending on the
shooting environment. You can select the most appropriate
white balance setting for a given shooting environment by setting
up the custom white balance.
1. Select the CUSTOM ( ) menu of
the White Balance and place a sheet
of white paper in front of the camera
so that the LCD monitor shows only
white.
2. OK button : selects previous
custom white balance.
Shutter button : saves new custom white balance.
- The custom white balance value will be applied, starting with
the next picture you take.
- The user configured white balance will be remain effective
until it is overwritten.
White paper
White Balance
Adjust the white balance according to the light source.
Back Move
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ISO
You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures.The speed or
specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers.
Functions ( )
ISO
Adjust the sensitivity of the camera.
Back Move
Face Detection
Adjust face detection settings.
Back Move
 Normal
Ä Selectable modes: Auto, Program, DIS, Photo Help Guide,
Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Beach & Snow
1. The size and position of the auto
focus frame is set at the face of the
subject automatically.
2. Press the shutter button halfway.
The focus frame turns to green
when the focus is activated.
3. Press the shutter button fully to take
a picture.
Face Detection
If you use face detection options, your
camera can detect a human face. When
focusing on a human face, the brightness
of the face is also adjusted. You can also
capture natural facial expressions by using
self portrait.
[Off] : Face detection is not active.
[Normal] : This mode detects the face position of the subject
automatically and then sets the focus and exposure.
Select this mode for quick and easy face picture.
[Self-Portrait]: When taking pictures of yourself, the area of your
face is automatically detected so that you can take
self pictures more easily and quickly.
[Auto] : The camera's sensitivity is
automatically changed by
variables such as lighting value
or subject brightness.
[ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 ] :
You can increase the shutter speed while the
same amount of light is present, by increasing the ISO sensitivity.
However, the image may be saturated in high luminance.
The higher the ISO value, the higher the camera’s sensitivity to light
and therefore the greater its capacity to take pictures in dark condi-
tions. However, the noise level in the image will increase as the ISO
value increases, making the image appear coarse.
Ä When [Motion Capture] is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto.
Ä [ISO] is enabled only in [Program] or [Photo Help Guide] mode.
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Functions ( )
 Self Portrait
Ä Selectable modes: Auto, Program, DIS, Photo Help Guide,
Beauty Shot, Portrait, Beach & Snow
1. For self-filming, set the camera lens
towards the face of the object. It
automatically detects the face of the
object, and emits a guiding sound.
2. Start filming by pressing the shutter
button.
 When locating the face in the center of the screen, it repeatedly
emits a faster sound unlike the sounds that are emitted when
the face is not in the center.
 The guiding sound can be set using the sound setting
menu. (See p.46)
 This function can detect up to 10 persons.
 When the camera recognises many people at the same
time, it will focus on the nearest person.
 The Digital zoom is not activated in this mode.
 When the camera detects a target face, the white colour
focus frame will be displayed over the target face and the
grey colour focus frame appears over the remaining faces.
Press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the face
and the white focus frame turns green.
 Return to previous AF mode if face detection was failure.
 In some conditions this function cannot work properly.
- When a person wears dark glasses or some part of the
face is hidden.
- When the person being taken does not look at the camera.
- Camera doesn't detect a face as the brightness is too dark
or too bright.
- The distance between the camera and object are far.
 The maximum available Face Detection range is 2.5m (Wide).
 The nearer the subject, the faster the camera can recognize
the subject.
 In [Beauty Shot], [Portrait], and [Children] mode, the
[Face Detection] function setting is set to its default value.
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Functions ( )
Face Tone
This menu allows you to control the skin tone in images in beauty
shot mode. The higher the level you select, the brighter the skin tone.
1. Select [Face Tone] by pressing the
Up/Down button.
2. Select a desired face tone by pressing
the Left / Right button and then press
the OK button.
3. Press the Shutter button to take an
image.
Face Retouch
This menu allows you to make skin appear clear and beautiful before
recording in beauty shot mode. The higher the level selected, the
more effective the control.
1. Select [Face Retouch] by pressing the
Up/Down button.
2. Select a desired face retouch by
pressing the Left / Right button and
then press the OK button.
3. Press the Shutter button to take an
image.
Face Tone
Set the level of face tone. (brightening the face)
Back Move
Face Retouch
Set the level of face retouching.
Back Move
 The higher the resolution, the lower the number of shots
available because high resolution images require more memory.
Image Size
You can select the image size appropriate for your application.
[ STILL IMAGE mode ] [ MOVIE CLIP mode ]
(Unit: pixel)
Still
image
mode
Icon
Size
3648X
2736
3648X
2432
3648X
2052
3072X
2304
2592X
1944
2048X
1536
1024X
768
Movie
clip
mode
Icon
Size 640 x 480 320 x 240
Set the photo size.
Photo Size
Back Move
Movie Size
Set the video size.
Back Move
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Functions ( )
This file format complies with the DCF (Design rule for Camera
File system).
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) :
JPEG is the image compression standard developed by the
Joint Photographic Experts Group. This type of compression
is most commonly used for compressing photos and graphics
because it can compress the files efficiently.
Quality / Frame rate
You can select the compression ratio appropriate for your application
of the captured images. The higher the compression ratio, the lower
the picture quality.
[ STILL IMAGE mode ] [ MOVIE CLIP mode ]
Mode STILL IMAGE mode MOVIE CLIP mode
Icon
Sub menu Super Fine Fine Normal 30 FPS 15 FPS
File
Format
jpeg jpeg jpeg avi avi
Metering
If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you can change
the metering method to take brighter pictures.
[Multi] ( ) : Exposure will be calculated
based on an average of
the available light in the
image area. However, the
calculation will be biased
towards the centre of the
image area. This is suitable
for general use.
[Spot] ( ) : Only the rectangular area in the centre of the LCD
monitor will be metered for light. This is suitable
when the subject in the centre is exposed correctly,
regardless of the back lighting.
[Center Weighted] ( )
: Exposure will be calculated based on an average of
the available light in the image area. However, the
calculation will be biased towards the centre of the
image area. This is suitable for taking a picture of
small object like a flower or insects.
Ä If the subject is not the centre of the focus area, do not use the
spot metering as this may result in an exposure error. In this
circumstance, it is better to use exposure compensation.
Frame Rate
Set the number of frames per second for movies.
Back Move
Back Move
Adjust the image quality.
Quality
Set the light metering option.
Metering
Back Move
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Functions ( )
Drive mode
High resolution and picture quality increases file saving time,
which increases stand-by time.
If the [Continuous], [Motion Capture], [AEB] sub menu is selected,
the flash will be off automatically.
If less than 3 pictures are available in the memory, the AEB
shooting is not available.
If less than 30 pictures are available in the memory, the motion
capture is not available.
It is best to use a tripod for the AEB shooting as the time to save
each image file is longer and blurring caused by camera shake
may occur.
Auto Focus type
You can select your preferred Focus Area
according to the shooting conditions.
[Center AF] ( ) : The rectangular area in the center of the LCD
monitor will be focused
[Multi AF] ( ) : This camera selects all of available AF point
from the 9 AF points.
Ä When the camera focuses on the subject, the auto focus frame
turns to green. When the camera doesn't focus on the subject,
the auto focus frame turns to red.
[Center AF] [Multi AF]
Drive
Set the shooting type.
Back Move
Focus Area
Set the autofocus method.
Back Move
You can select single, continuous, motion capture, and AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracketing).
[Single] ( ) : Take one picture only.
[Continuous] ( ) : Images will be taken
continuously until the
shutter button is
released.
[Motion Capture] ( ) : This takes 5 shots
per second, when the shutter is pressed and
held down. After completing the continuous
shooting, images are saved and the images
play back on the Rear LCD. The maximum
number of shots is 30 and the image size is
fixed as VGA.
[AEB] ( ) : Take three pictures in a series in different
exposures: standard exposure (0.0EV), short
exposure (-1/2EV) and over exposure (+1/2EV).
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Functions ( )
 Custom colour : You can change the
R (Red), G (Green)
and B (Blue) values
of the image.
- Up/Down button : Selects R, G, B
- Left/Right button : Changes the values
Back Move
Back Move
You can add various effects to the image
without using image editing software.
Photo Style Selector
Set a photo style to evoke a mood.
Back Move
1. Select the desired Photo style selector by pressing the Left/Right
button and press the OK button.
2. Press the Shutter button to take an image.
Style mode Icon Description
Normal No style effect is applied.
Soft Soft style is applied.
Vivid Vivid style is applied.
Forest Forest style is applied.
Retro Sepia style is applied.
Cool Cool style is applied.
Calm Calm style is applied.
Classic Black & white effect is applied.
Negative Negative effect is applied.
Custom RGB Define an RGB tone to create your own photo style.
Photo Style Selector
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Functions ( )
 Sharpness
You can adjust the sharpness of the
picture you are about to take.
You cannot check the sharpness effect
on the LCD monitor before you take a
picture, because this function is applied
only when the captured image is stored
on the memory.
 Contrast
You can change the contrast of the image.
1. Select [Contrast] by pressing the
Up/Down button.
2. Change the contrast by pressing the
Left/Right button.
3. Press the Shutter button to take an
image.
1. Select [Sharpness] by pressing the Up/Down button.
2. Change the Sharpness by pressing the Left/Right button.
3. Press the Shutter button to take an image.
 Saturation
You can change the saturation of the image.
1. Select [Saturation] by pressing the
Up/Down button.
2. Change the saturation by pressing
the Left/Right button.
3. Press the Shutter button to take an
image.
Image Adjust
Back Move
Contrast
Sharpness
Saturation
Adjust contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Image Adjust
Back Move
Contrast
Sharpness
Saturation
Adjust contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Image Adjust
Back Move
Contrast
Sharpness
Saturation
Adjust contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Image Adjust
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Voice Memo
You can add your voice-over to a stored
still image. (Max. 10 sec.)
- If the voice memo indicator is displayed
on the LCD monitor, the setting is
completed.
- Press the shutter button and take a
picture. The picture is stored on the
memory card.
- Voice memo will be recorded for ten
seconds from the moment the picture
is stored. In the middle of the sound
recording, pressing the shutter button
will stop the voice memo.
Voice Recording
A voice can be recorded for as long as the
available recording time (Max. 10 hour)
allows.
Press the shutter button to record a voice.
- Press the shutter button once and voice
is recorded for as long as the available
recording time (max:10 hour) allows. The
recording time will be displayed on the
LCD monitor. Voice will still be recorded
if the shutter button is released.
- If you wish to stop recording, press the
shutter button again.
- File type : *.wav
[Voice recording mode]
Functions ( )
Set the voice memo feature.
Memo
Back Move
Stop
Enable voice recording.
Record
Back Move
Record Exit
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 Pausing while recording a voice
Using this function, you can record your
favourite voice clips into a voice recording
file without having to create multiple voice
recording files.
1. Press the OK button to pause recording.
2. Press the OK button again to resume the recording.
3. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again.
[Voice recording mode]
 A distance of 40cm between you and the camera (microphone)
is the best distance to record sound.
 If the camera power is turned off while the voice recording is
paused, the voice recording is cancelled.
Functions ( )
Recording the movie clip without voice
You can record the movie without voice.
Select [Off] of [Voice] menu in the Movie
clip mode. ( ) icon will appear on the
LCD monitor. Press the Shutter button
and a movie will record for as long as the
memory capacity allows without voice.
Record a video without audio.
Off
Back Move
Stop Record
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In this mode, you can set up sound settings. You can use the setup
menu in all camera modes, except Voice Recording mode.
 The items indicated by * are default settings.
Ä Menus are subject to change without prior notice.
You can select a volume of start up
sound, shutter sound, beep sound and AF
sound.
- [Volume] sub menu : [Off], [Low],
[Medium]*, [High]
Volume
You can select the sound that is activated
whenever the camera is turned on.
- Start up sound : [Off]*, [1], [2], [3]
Start up sound
You can select the shutter sound.
- Shutter sound : [Off], [1]*, [2], [3]
Shutter sound
Sound menu
If you set sound to ON, a beep will sound when buttons are
pressed, letting you know the camera operation status.
- [Beep Sound] sub menu : [Off], [1]*, [2], [3]
Beep Sound
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
Low
Medium
High
Sound (  )
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
1
2
3
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
1
2
3
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
1
2
3
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If you set AF sound to on, AF sound will be activated when the
Shutter button is pressed down half way so that you can be aware
of the camera operation status.
- [AF sound] sub menu : [Off], [On]*
AF sound
Self Portrait
This occurs when it automatically detects the location of the
subject’s face when taking a self-portrait.
- This feature can be set by using the [Off]
and [On]* buttons.
There is a choice of language that can be
displayed on the LCD monitor. Even if the
battery is removed and inserted again, the
language setting will be preserved.
Language
Setup menu
In this mode, you can set up basic settings. You can use the setup
menu in all camera modes, except Voice Recording mode.
 The items indicated by * are default settings.
Ä Menus are subject to change without prior notice.
You can select whether the function description can be displayed
on the window in recording mode.
- Function Description sub menu
[Off] : The function description
function can’t be activated.
[On]* : The name and description of the
option is displayed.
Function Description
Display ( )
Sound (  )
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
On
Back Set
Start Sound :Off
Shutter Sound :1
Beep Sound :1
AF Sound :On
Self-Portrait :On
Volume :Medium
Off
On
Back Set
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
English
䚐ạ㛨
Français
Deutsch
Español
Italiano
Back Set
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
Off
On
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Display ( )
If you enable Quick View before capturing an image, you can view
the image you just captured on the LCD monitor for the duration
set in the [Quick View] setup. Quick view is possible only with still
images.
- Sub menus
[Off] : The quick view function can’t
be activated.
[0.5 sec]*, [1 sec], [3 sec]
: The captured image is briefly
displayed during the selected
time.
Quick view
If you set the [Power Save] to On and the camera isn't operated
during the specified time, the LCD monitor will be turned off
automatically.
- Sub menus
[Off]* : The LCD monitor will not be turned off.
[On] : If the camera isn't operated
during the specified time (about
30 SEC.), the camera power will
be idle (Camera status lamp:
Blinking) automatically.
Ä You can’t set the [Power Save] menu of Playback Mode.
Display SAVE
You can adjust the LCD brightness.
- Sub menus : [Auto]*, [Dark],
[Normal], [Bright]
Display Bright
You can select the image that is first displayed on the LCD monitor
whenever the camera is turned on.
- Sub menus : [Off]*, [Logo], [User Image]
- Use a saved image for the start-up
image with the [Start Image] in the
[Resize] menu in the play mode.
- The start-up image will not be deleted by
[Delete] or [Format] menu.
- The User images will be deleted by
[Reset] menu.
Start up image
Back Set
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
Auto
Dark
Normal
Bright
Back Set
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
Off
0.5 sec
1 sec
3 sec
Back Set
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
Off
On
Exit Back
Function Description :On
Start Image :Off
Display Brightness :Auto
Quick View :0.5sec
Power Save :Off
Language :English
Off


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Formatting a memory
 Be sure to run [Format] on the following types of memory card.
- A new memory card, or an unformatted memory card
- A memory card that has a file this camera can't recognise or one
that has been taken from another camera.
- Always format the memory card using this camera. If you insert a
memory card that has been formatted using other cameras,
memory card readers, or PCs, you will get a [Card Error]
message.
Settings ( ” )
All camera menu and function settings will be restored to their
default values. However, values for DATE / TIME, LANGUAGE,
and VIDEO OUT will not be changed.
- Sub menus
[Yes] : A window to confirm the
selection will be displayed.
Select the [Yes] menu and
all settings will be restored
to their defaults.
[No]* : Settings will not be restored to
their defaults.
Initialisation
Back Set
Reset
Date & Time :2009/01/01
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
Yes
No
Back Set
Reset
Date & Time :Off
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
Yes
No
This is used for formatting the memory. If you run [Format] on the
memory, all images, including the protected images, will be deleted.
Be sure to download important images to your PC before formatting
the memory.
- Sub menus
[Yes] : A window for confirming the
selection displays. Select the [Yes]
menu. A [Formatting] message
appears and the memory will be
formatted. If you run FORMAT in
Play mode, a [Format is completed]
message will appear.
[No]* : The memory will not be formatted.
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Settings ( ” )
This function allows the user to select the file naming format.
[Reset] : After using the reset function,
the next file name will be set
from 0001 even after formatting,
deleting all or inserting a new
memory card.
[Series]* : New files are named using
numbers that follow the previous sequence, even when
a new memory card is used, or after formatting, or after
deleting all pictures.
- The first stored folder name is 100SSCAM, and the first file
name is SDC10001.
- File names are assigned sequentially from SDC10001 
SDC10002  ~  SDC19999.
- The folder number is assigned sequentially from 100 to 999 as
follows: 100SSCAM  101SSCAM  ~  999SSCAM.
- Maximum numbers of files in a folder are 9999.
- The files used with the memory card conform to the DCF (Design
rule for Camera File systems) format. If you change the image
file name, the image may not play back.
File name
 Available cities:
London, Cape Verde, Mid-Atlantic,
Buenos Aires, Newfoundland, Caracas,
La Paz, NewYork, Miami, Chicago,
Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, LA, San Fran-
cisco, Alaska, Honolulu, Hawaii, Samoa,
Midway, Wellington, Auckland, Okhotsk,
Guam, Sydney, Darwin Adelaide, Seoul,
Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bankok, Jakarta, Yangon, Almaty,
Kathmandu, Mumbai, New Delhi, Tashkent, Kabul, Abu Dhabi,
Teheran, Moscow, Athens, Helsinki, Rome, Paris, Berlin
Ä DST : Daylight Saving Time
Setting up the Date / Time / Date type
You can change the date and time that will be displayed on the
captured images and set up the date type. Setting [Time Zone]
enables you to display the local date and time on the LCD monitor
when travelling overseas.
- Date type : [yyyy/mm/dd], [mm/dd/yyyy],
[dd/mm/yyyy], [Off]*
Back DST
London
[GMT +00:00] 2009/01/01 01:00 PM
Time Zone
Time Zone
Back Set
Reset
Date & Time :2009/01/01
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
Reset
Series
Exit Back
Reset
Date & Time :2009/01/01
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
2009 / 01 / 01 13:00 Off
yyyy mm dd
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Settings ( ” )
There is an option to include DATE / TIME on still images.
- Sub menus
[Off]* : The DATE & TIME will not be
imprinted on the image file.
[Date] : Only the DATE will be
imprinted on the image file.
[Date & Time] : The DATE & TIME will be
imprinted on the image file.
Imprinting the recording date
Ä The Date & Time are imprinted at the bottom right side of the still
image.
Ä The imprint function is applied only to still images.
Ä Depending on the manufacturer and print mode, the date printed
on an image may not be printed correctly.
This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time in
order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage.
- Sub menus
[Off] : The power off function will not
operate.
[1 min], [3 min]*, [5 min], [10 min]
: The power will turn off
automatically if not used for the
period of time specified.
- After replacing the battery, the power off setting will be preserved.
- Note that the automatic power off function will not operate if the
camera is in the PC / Printer mode, slide show, playing back a
voice recording and playing back a movie clip.
Auto power off
Back Set
Reset
Date & Time :2009/01/01
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
Off
Date
Date & Time
Back Set
Reset
Date & Time :Off
Time Zone :London
File No. :Series
Imprint :Off
Format
Auto Power Off :3 min
Off
1 min
3 min
5 min
10 min

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