Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product EX-ZS20 Casio
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1 E Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product. • Before using it, be sure to re ad the pr ecautions contained in this User’s Guide. • Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference. • For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the o fficial EXILIM Website at http://www.
2 As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all accessor ies shown below are included. If anything is missing, contact your original reta iler. Accessorie s Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-120) USB-AC adaptor (AD-C53U) USB cable Power cord Strap Basic Reference * The shape of t he power cord plug var ies according to country or geographi c area.
3 • The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. • The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything th at is questionable, erroneous, etc.
4 Contents Contents Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Contents ❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio 47 T o record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 Contents ❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLA Y) 71 Using the PLA Y Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slid eshow) .
7 Contents ❚❙ Other Settings (Set Up) 103 T urning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi) . 103 Configuring Camera Sound Settin gs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds) . 103 Configuring a St artup Image .
8 The numbers in parentheses indicate t he pages w here each item is explained. General Guide 4 2 13 56 7 [ ] [ SET ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 9 8 bk bl bq bp bm bn bo 1 Zoom controller (pages 27, 44, 68, 68) 2 Shutter button (page 26) 3 Flash (page 38) 4 [ON/OFF] (Power) (page 24) 5 Front lamp (page 40) 6 Microphone (pages 48, 76) 7 Lens 8 [ r ] (REC) button (pages 24, 26) 9 Back lamp (pages 16, 18, 38) bk [ 0 ] (Movie) button (page 47) bl Strap hole (page 2) bm [SET] button (page 33) bn [ ] (Delete) button (page 30) bo [ p ] (PLAY) button (pages 24, 29) bp Control button ([ 8 ][ 2 ][ 4 ][ 6 ]) (pages 12, 30, 33, 38, 55) bq Monitor screen (pages 9, 12) Back Front Bottom br bs bt cl ck br Battery/me mory card slots (pages 14, 22) bs Tripod hole Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
9 The monitor screen uses various indicators , icons, and values to keep you informed of the camera’s status. • The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
10 . Shutter Button Half-pressed . easy Mod e 1 Recording mode (page 26) 2 Flash (page 38) 3 ISO sensitivity (page 66) 4 Aperture value 5 Shutter speed 6 Focus frame (pages 27, 61) NO TE • The aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity values will turn orange whe n you half-press the shutter button if Auto Exposure is not correct.
11 . Movie Recording . Snapshot Viewing . Movie Playback 1 Recording mode (page 47) 2 White balance setting (page 65) 3 Remaining movie memory capacity (page 47) 4 Movie recording time (page .
12 You can turn display in formation on and off by pressing [ 8 ] (DISP). You can configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode . Configuring Monit or Screen Settings Information displ ay on Displays information about image settings, etc.
13 Quick Start Basics Quick Start Basics Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful se lection of features and functions to make recording of digital images easier , in cluding the following thr ee main functions. What you can do with your CASIO came ra BEST SHOT Simply select the sample scene you want and the camera sets up automatically.
14 Quick Start Basics Note that the battery of a newly p urchased camera is not charged. Pe rform the steps below to load the battery into the camera and charge it. • Your camera requires a special C ASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-120) for power.
15 Quick Start Basics To replace the battery 1. Open the battery cover and remove the current battery. With the monitor screen side of the camera facing upwards, slide the stopper in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration. After the battery pops out, pull it the rest of the way out of the camera.
16 Quick Start Basics 3. Connect the USB cable to the camera. The back lamp should light red, indicating that charging has started. The back lamp will go out when charging is complete. It takes about 110 minutes to achieve a full charge. Charging may take longer depending on charging conditions.
17 Quick Start Basics . To charge using a USB co nnection to a computer The battery loaded in the came ra is charged whenever the camera is connected directly to a computer with the USB cable. • Depending on the setup of your computer, you may not be able to char ge the camera’s battery over a USB connection.
18 Quick Start Basics Back Lamp Op eration • The information in parentheses in the above table shows the lamp status while the camera is turned on during ch arging. 3. After chargi ng is complete, disconn ect the USB cabl e from the camera and then from the computer.
19 Quick Start Basics Checking Remaining Battery Power As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates remaining power as shown below. indicates battery power is low. C harge the battery as soon as possible. Recording is not possible when is i ndicated.
20 Quick Start Basics The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date a nd time correctly will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
21 Quick Start Basics NO TE • Each country controls its local time offs et and the use of summer time, and so they are subject to change. • Removing the battery from the camera too soon after config uring time and date settings for the first time can cause the se ttings to be reset to their factory defaults.
22 Quick Start Basics 1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn off the camera and then open the battery cover. Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN and then open it as indicated by the arrows in the illustration. 2. Load a memory card. Positioning the memory card so its front is facing upwards (towards the monitor screen side of the camera), slide it into the card slot all the way in until you hear it click securely in to place.
23 Quick Start Basics To replace the memory card Press the memory card and then release it. This will cause it to pop out of the memory card slot slightly. Pull the card out the rest of the way and then insert another one. • Ne ver remove a card from the camera while the back lamp is flashing green.
24 Quick Start Basics Pressing [ON/OFF] (Power) enters the REC mode so you can record images. Pressing [ p ] (PLAY) while in the REC mode enters the PLAY mode, which you can use to view snapshots and movies (pages 29, 67). •P r e s s i n g [ r ] (REC) while in the PLAY mode retur ns to the REC mode.
25 Quick Start Basics Your images will not come out clear ly if you move the camera when you press the shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against your sides as you shoot.
26 Quick Start Basics You can select one of tw o auto recording modes (Auto or Premium Auto) according to your digital imaging needs. 1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the ca mera. The camera will enter the REC mode. • If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [ r ] (REC ).
27 Quick Start Basics 1. Point the camera a t the subject. If you are using Premium Auto, text will appear in the lower right corner of the monitor screen describing the type of shot the camera has dete cted. • You can zoom the image, if you want.
28 Quick Start Basics 3. Continuing to keep the camera still, press the sh utter button the rest of the way down. This records the snapshot. . If the image does not focus... If the focus frame stays red and the back la mp is flash ing green, it means that the image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.
29 Quick Start Basics . Shooting with Premium Auto • In ad dition to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, the camera automatically executes t he following operation as required when shooting with Premium Auto. – Auto Focus is normally performed until you half-press the sh utter button.
30 Quick Start Basics If memory becomes full, you can delete s napshots and movies you no longer need in order to free up storage and record mor e images. • In either the REC mode or PLAY mode, you can delete files simply by pressing [ ] (Delet e).
31 Quick Start Basics 1. Press [ ] (Delete). 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET]. • This displays a file sele ction screen. 3. Use [ 8 ], [ 2 ], [ 4 ], and [ 6 ] to move the selection bou ndary to the fil e you want to dele te, and then press [SET ].
32 Quick Start Basics Operation • Ne ver open the battery cover while the bac k lamp is flashing g reen. Doing so can result in the image you just shot being sa ved incorrectly, damage to other images stored in memory, malfunction of the camer a, etc.
33 Snapshot Tutorial Snapshot Tutorial The Control Panel can be used to con figure camera settings. 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings. * * Items displayed in the control panel depend on the r ecording mode.
34 Snapshot Tutorial NO TE • No icon is displayed for any Control Panel option (page 9) that is set to its initial default (reset) setting. An icon will appear only if you change the setting of the corresponding Control Panel option. The foll owing ar e the initial defaults for Control Panel options.
35 Snapshot Tutorial Image Size Selection Tips Note that larger images have more pixe ls , so they take u p more memory space. • For infor mation about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be stored, see page 132. • For information ab out movie image size, see page 37.
36 Snapshot Tutorial . To select the snapshot image size 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the top Control Pane l option (Snapshot Image Size). 3. Use [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to select an image size and then press [SET].
37 Snapshot Tutorial . Specifying Movie Image Quality Movie image quality is a standard that determi nes the detail, smoothness, and clarity of a movie during playback. Shootin g with the high-quality (HD) setting will result in better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
38 Snapshot Tutorial 1. In the REC m ode, pres s [ 2 ] ( ) once. 2. Use [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to select the flash setting you want and then press [SET]. • If there are no indicators on the monitor screen, you can cycle through the flash modes by pressing [ 2 ] ( ).
39 Snapshot Tutorial NO TE • T ake care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash. • The desir ed effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too close. • Flash charging time (pa ge 135) depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient temperature, etc.
40 Snapshot Tutorial With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter butto n starts a timer. The shutt er is released and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time. 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top (Self-timer).
41 Snapshot Tutorial When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up t o ten individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly. 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the fifth Control Pa nel option from the top (Face Detection).
42 Snapshot Tutorial You can use this setting to optimize th e balance between bright areas an d dark areas when shooting images. 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top (Lighti ng).
43 Snapshot Tutorial . easy Mode Co ntrol Panel In the easy mode, the Control Panel p rovides you with access to four setting items: image size, flash, self-timer, and easy Mode. There is also a “MENU” option, w hich you can select to display a menu screen for configuring image quality ( page 64) and Setup tab (page 103) settings.
44 Snapshot Tutorial 4. Press [SET]. This will apply your se tting(s) and display the easy Mode viewfinder screen, indicating the camera is ready to shoot. If you selected “MENU” in step 2, pr essing [SET] will display the REC menu. See “Advanced Settings” (page 55) for detai ls about configuring its settings.
45 Snapshot Tutorial NO TE • The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded imag e. Note that the camera also has a function that lets y ou reco rd using digital zoom without im age deterioration (page 46). • Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to ca mera movement when shooting with telephoto.
46 Snapshot Tutorial • T he image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 34). The smaller the image size, the higher the zoom factor you can use before reaching the image deterioration point. • Though digital zoom gene rally causes a deterioration of image quality, some digital zoom without image deterioration is possible with image sizes of “10M” and smaller.
47 Recording Movie Images and Audio Recording Movie Images and Audio 1. Configure the quality setti n g for the movie (page 37). The length of the movie you can reco rd will depend o n the quality setting you select. 2. In the REC mode, point the camera at the subject and then press [ 0 ] (Movie).
48 Recording Movie Images and Audio NO TE • Spending a long time usin g movie record ing will cause the camera to become slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does n ot indicate malfunction. • The ca mera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie.
49 Recording Movie Images and Audio Voice Recording lets you record audi o only, without a snapshot or movie. • For information ab out Voice Recording capacities, see page 133. 1. In the REC mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the bottom Control Panel option (BS) and then press [SET] (page 33).
50 Recording Movie Images and Audio 1. In the PLAY mode, us e [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to display the Voice Recording file you want to play. ` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice Recording file. 2. Press [ 0 ] (Movie) to start playba ck. • You can also start playback by selecting the second PLAY Panel item from the top (Playback Start) and pressing [SET] (page 71).
51 Using BEST SHOT Using BEST SHOT BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setu p of the camera, simply find the scene that matches wh at you are trying to achieve, and the camera sets up for it automatically.
52 Using BEST SHOT 4. Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently selected scene. This returns to the REC mode. • The settin gs of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a different scene. • To select a differ ent BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure fro m step 1.
53 Using BEST SHOT . BEST SHOT Precautio ns • Some BEST SH OT scenes cannot be used while recording a movie. • For YouT ube scene cannot be used while shooting a snapshot. • The Voice Recording scene cannot be used wh ile shooting a sn apshot or recording a movie.
54 Using BEST SHOT With this feature, you can shoot your own self- portrait simply by pointing the camera at your face. BEST SHOT has two self-portrai t scenes from which to choose. 1. On the BEST SHOT scene men u, select “Self-portrait (1 person)” or “Self-portrait (2 people)”.
55 Advanced Settings Advanced Settings The following are menu op erations you can use to configure var ious camera settings. • REC mode menu contents and op erations are different from those in the PLAY mode. This section explains operations using the REC menu screen.
56 Advanced Settings NO TE • [ ] (Delete) provides a helpful way to navigate a round tabs and menus. – Pressing [ ] (Delete) while a tab is selected will display the viewf inder screen. – Pressing [ ] (Delete) while menu item or setting is selected will “back step” in the following sequence: Settings * Menu items * Tab.
57 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * RE C Tab * Focus *1 The focus ran ge is the dist ance from the le ns surface. *2 The minimum chan ges along with the optical zoom setting. REC Mode Settings (REC) Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus) Settings Type of Shot Focus Mode Approximate Focus R ange * 1 Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies Q Auto Focus General recording Automatic Fixed focal point Approximately 5 cm to 9 (infinity) (2.
58 Advanced Settings To focus with manual focus 1. On the monitor screen, compose the image so the subject you wan t to focus on is with in the yellow boundar y. 2. Watching t he image on the monitor screen use [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to adjust focus.
59 Advanced Settings 2. Keeping the shut ter button ha lf-pressed (which maintains the fo cus setting), move the camera to compose the image. 3. When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the rest of the way down. NO TE • Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
60 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * RE C Tab * CS While Continuous Shutter is turned on, images are continually recorded until memor y becomes full, as long as you keep the shutter button depressed. Releasing the shutter button stops shooting .
61 Advanced Settings NO TE • ISO se nsitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not app ear on the monitor screen when you half-press the shutter button while “Auto” is selected. These values will appear briefly, however, in the preview im age that is displayed immediate ly after you shoot a snapshot.
62 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * RE C Tab * L/R Key You can assign one of the four functions listed below to the [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] keys. Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * RE C Tab * Grid The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode monitor screen for easy ve rt ical and horizontal alignment when composing images.
63 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * RE C Tab * Memory When you turn off the camera, it remembe rs the current settings of all enabled memory items and restores them when you tu rn it back on. Any me mory item that is disabled will be returned to its initial defaul t setting whenever you turn off the camera.
64 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Qual ity Tab * T Quality (Snapshot) • T he “Fine” setting helps to bring out det ails when shooting a finely detailed image of nature that includes d ense tree branches or le aves, or an image of a complex pattern.
65 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Qu ality Tab * White Balance You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
66 Advanced Settings Procedure [ r ] (REC) * [SET] * MENU * Qu ality Tab * ISO ISO sensitivity is a measur e of sensitivity to light. • “Au to” ISO sensitivity always is applied fo r movies, regard less of the current ISO sensitivity setting.
67 Viewing Snapshots and Movies Viewing Snapshots and Movies See page 29 for the procedure for viewing snapshots. 1. Press [ p ] (PLAY) and th en use [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to display the movie you want to view. 2. Press [ 0 ] (Movie) to start playback.
68 Viewing Snapshots and Movies 1. In the PLAY mode, us e [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to scroll through the images un til the one you want is dis played. 2. Slide the zoom co ntroller towards z ( [ ) to zoom. You can use [ 8 ], [ 2 ], [ 4 ], and [ 6 ] to scroll the zoomed image on the monitor screen.
69 Viewing Snapshots and Movies 1. Use an optionally available AV cable (EMC-7A) to connect it to the TV. • Ma ke sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor communication or malfunction.
70 Viewing Snapshots and Movies IMPORT ANT! • Audio is initially outpu t by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then adjust it as required. NO TE • Audio is mona ural.
71 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) Other Playback Functions (PLAY) This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform other playback operations. Pressing [SET] in the PLAY mode will display the PLAY Panel. . Example PLAY Panel Operation 1.
72 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) . PLAY Menu Operations i n This Manual PLAY menu operations are represented in th is manual as sh own below. The following operation is the same one described under “Example PLAY Panel Operation” on page 71.
73 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 1. In the PLAY mo de, press [SET]. 2. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the third PLAY Panel item from the bottom (Slideshow) and then press [SET] (page 71). • T o stop the slideshow, press [ ] (Delete). Pressing [SET] instead of [ ] (Delete) stops the slideshow and returns to t he menu screen.
74 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) 1. In the PLAY mode, di splay the snapshot yo u want to rot ate. 2. Press [SET]. 3. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select the second PL AY Panel it em from the bott om (Rotation) and then press [SET] (page 71). 4.
75 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) Procedure [ p ] (PLAY) * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Protect IMPORT ANT! • No te that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format operation (page 111). Procedure [ p ] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Resize You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the r esult as a separate snapshot.
76 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) Procedure [ p ] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Trimming You can crop a snap shot to trim parts you do not need, and save the result in a separate file. The original snapshot is also retained.
77 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) IMPORT ANT! • No te that you cannot restore the origi nal audio of an Audio Snapshot after you delete or re-record it. 1. In the PLAY mode, us e [ 4 ] and [ 6 ] to scroll through the images un til the Audio Snapshot yo u want is disp layed.
78 Other Playback Functions (PLAY) Procedure [ p ] (PLAY) * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * Copy Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory car d or from a memory card to built-in memory. NO TE • You can copy sna pshots, movies, audio snapshots, or Voice Recording files you recorded with this camera.
79 Printing Printing • You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date stamp settings before printing (page 82). Printing Snapshot s Professiona l Print Service You can take a memory card that contains th e images you want to print to a professional print service and have them printed.
80 Printing You can connect the camera directly to a printer that suppor ts PictBridge and print images without going through a computer. . To set up the camera before connecting to a printer 1. Turn on the camera. Next, press [SET ] and then display the REC menu (page 55) or the PL AY menu (page 71).
81 Printing . To print 1. Turn on the prin ter and load paper. 2. Turn on the camera. This will display the print menu screen. 3. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select “Paper Size”, and then press [ 6 ]. 4. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to select a paper size and then press [SET].
82 Printing . Digital Print O rder Format ( D POF) DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy, and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images. After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print service.
83 Printing . Configuri ng the Same D POF Settings for All the Images Procedure [ p ] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [SET] * MENU * PLAY Tab * DPOF Printin g * All image s 1. Use [ 8 ] and [ 2 ] to specify the number of copies. You can specify a value up to 99.
84 Printing . Date Stamp ing You can use one of the following three methods to include the recordin g date in the printout of an image. . Standards Supported by the Camera • PictBridge This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
85 Using the Camera with a Computer Using the Camera with a Computer You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a computer. * Windows only The procedures you need to per form when us ing the camera with your computer and when using the software are differen t for Windows and the Macintosh.
86 Using the Camera with a Computer Install the required software in acco rdance with the version of Windows you are running and what you want to do. * YouTube Uploa der for CASIO an d Photo Transpo rt will not run under 64-bit versions of Windows OS.
87 Using the Camera with a Computer . Computer System Req uirements for Softwa re Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Information about computer system requirements can be found under “Computer System Requirements for Software (For Windows) ” on page 122 of this manual.
88 Using the Camera with a Computer 4. Turn off the camera and then use the USB cable that comes w ith the camera to connect it to your compute r. • C onnecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable starts charging of the camera’s battery (page 17).
89 Using the Camera with a Computer 8. Right-click the “DCIM” folder. 9. On the shortcut menu that appears, cl ick “Copy”. 10. Windows 7, Windows Vista users: Cl ick “Start” and then “Documents”. Windows XP users: Click “Sta rt” and then “My Documents”.
90 Using the Camera with a Computer IMPORT ANT! • Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted. Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most computers, ca n be used for movie playback.
91 Using the Camera with a Computer . Movie Playback Precaution s • Be sure t o move the movie data to the hard disk of your computer before trying to play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a network, from a memory card, etc.
92 Using the Camera with a Computer . To upload a movie fil e to YouTu be • Befor e you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube website (http://www.youtub e.com/) and register as a user there . • Do not upload any video that is copyri ghted (including neighboring copyrights) unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the per mission of the applicable copyright holder(s).
93 Using the Camera with a Computer If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo Transport on your computer. . To instal l Photo Tran sport Download the Photo Transport in staller from the CASIO digital camera suppor t page (http://www.
94 Using the Camera with a Computer . To transfer compu ter screen captures to the camera 1. Connect the camera to yo ur computer (page 87). 2. On your computer, clic k the following: Start * All Programs * CASIO * Photo Transport. This starts up Photo Transport.
95 Using the Camera with a Computer Install the required software in acco rdance with what version of the Macintosh OS you are running and what you want to do. IMPORT ANT! • T he camera does not support operation with Mac OS X 10.0. Oper ation is supported with Mac OS 10.
96 Using the Camera with a Computer 4. Turn off the camera and then use the USB cable that comes w ith the camera to connect it to your Macintosh. • C onnecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable starts charging of the camera’s battery (page 17).
97 Using the Camera with a Computer 8. After the copy operation i s complete, drag the drive icon to Trash. 9. On the camera, press [ON/OFF] (Pow er) to tur n off the camera. After checking to make sure that the back la mp is unlit or lit red, disc onnect the USB cable.
98 Using the Camera with a Computer You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operati ng system, to play back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first cop y it to your Macintosh and then double-click the movie file. . Minimum Computer System Re quirements for Movie Playback The minimum system requirements de scri bed below are necessary to play back movies recorded with this camera on a compu ter.
99 Using the Camera with a Computer 2. After configuri ng settings, load th e Eye-Fi card in to the camera and record. Images you record are sent by wire less LAN to your computer, etc. • For fu ll details, see the user document ation that co mes with the Eye-Fi card.
100 Using the Camera with a Computer The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapsh ot, record a movie, or perform any other ope ration that stores data. Files are grouped by storing them in folders. Each file and folder has its o wn unique name.
101 Using the Camera with a Computer The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF). . About DCF The following operations are supported fo r DCF-compliant images. Note, however, that CASIO makes no performance guarantees concerning these oper ations.
102 Using the Camera with a Computer . Supported Imag e Files • Image files shot with this camera • DC F-compliant image files This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When displaying an image recorded on another camera , it may take a long time for the image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
103 Other Settings (Set Up) Other Settings (Set Up) This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode. Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Eye-Fi Select “Off” to disable Eye-Fi card communication (page 98).
104 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Startup Display the image you want to use as yo ur startup image and then select “On”. • T he startup image does not appear when you turn o n the camera by pressing [ p ] (PLAY) (page 109).
105 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * World Time You can use the World Time scre en to view the current time in a zone that is dif ferent from your Home City when you go on a trip, et c. World Time disp lays the current time in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.
106 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Time stamp You can configure the camera to stamp the recording date only, or date and time in the lower right corner of each snapshot. • Once date and t ime information is stamped into a snapsho t, it cannot be edited or deleted.
107 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Date Style You can select from among three different styles for the d ate. Example: July, 10, 2012 Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Language . Specify the displa y language you wa nt.
108 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Sleep This feature turns off the monitor screen and lights the back lamp (green) whenever no camera operation is performed for a preset period of time. Press any button to turn the monitor screen back on.
109 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * REC/PLA Y • With “Pow er On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press [ r ] (REC) in the REC mode or [ p ] (PLAY) in the PLAY mode. Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Ü Disabled The camera will not start the image delete operation when you pr ess [ ] (Delete) while “ Ü Disabled” is turned on.
110 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * USB You can use the procedure below to select the USB communication protocol, which is used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device. Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Video Out You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video output system.
111 Other Settings (Set Up) Procedure [SET] * MENU * Set Up Tab * Format If a memory card is load ed in the camera, this operation will format the me mory card. It will format built-in memory if no memory card is loaded. • The format operation will delete all conten ts on the memory card or in built-in memory.
112 Appendix Appendix . Avoid Use While In Motio n • Ne ver use the camera to record or pl ay back images while operating an automobile or other vehicle, or while walking. Lookin g at the monitor while in motion creates the risk of serious accident.
113 Appendix . Smoke, abnormal odor, overheati ng, and other abn ormalities • Co ntinued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or strange odor, or while it is overheating creates the risk of fire and elect ric shock. Immediately perform the following steps wheneve r any of the above symptoms are present.
114 Appendix . Locations To Be Avoide d • Ne ver leave the camera in any of the following types of locations. D oing so creates the risk of fire and electric shock. – Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust – Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke is pr esent – Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to d irect sunlight, in a closed vehicle parked in the sun, or other areas subject to very high temperatures • Ne ver place the camera on an unstable sur f ace, on a high shelf, etc.
115 Appendix • Should you ever notice lea kage, strange odor, heat generation, discoloration, deformation, or any other abnormal cond iti on while using, charging, or storing a battery, immediately remove it from the camera and keep it away from open flame.
116 Appendix . Data Error Precautions Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory. – Removing the battery or memory card while the came ra is performing some operation – Removing the battery or memory card wh ile the back lamp is flashing green after turning off the camera – Disconnecting the USB cable while communication is in progress – Using a battery that is low – Other abnormal operations Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to appear on the monitor screen (page 130).
117 Appendix . Caring for your camera • Ne ver touch the lens or flash window wi th your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and other foreign matter on the lens or flash window ca n interfere with proper operation of the camera. Use a blower or other m eans to keep the lens and flash window free of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
118 Appendix . Other Precaution s The camera becomes slightly warm dur ing use. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction. . Copyrights Except for your own personal enjoyment, unau thorized use of use of snap shots or movies of images whose rig hts belong to others, without the permission of the right holder, is forbidden by copyright laws .
119 Appendix Any and all unauthorized copying, distributi on, and transfer for comme rcial purposes of the software provided by CA SIO for this product are prohibited. This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouT ube, LLC.
120 Appendix . Precautions during Use • Opera tion provided by a battery un der cold conditions is always less than operation under normal temperatures. This is due to t he characteristics of the battery, not the camera. • Ch arge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F).
121 Appendix See page 21 for information about supported memory car ds and how to load a memory card. . Using a Memory Card • SD memo ry cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards have a write protect switch. Use the switch when you need to guard against accidentally deleting data.
122 Appendix . Discarding or Tr ansferring Ownershi p of a Memory Card or the Camera The format and delete functions of the camera do not actually delete files from the memory card. The original data remains on the card. Note that responsibility for the data on a memory card lies with you.
123 Appendix The tables in this section show the initia l default sett ings on menus that appear in the REC mode and PLAY mode when you reset th e camera (page 111). • A dash (–) indicates an item whose setting is not reset or an item fo r which there is no reset setting.
124 Appendix “Set Up” Tab . PLAY Mode “PLAY” Tab “Set Up” Tab • The co ntents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the RE C mode and PLAY mode. Eye-Fi On Sounds Startup: Sound 1 / Half Shutter: Sound 1 / Shutter: Sound 1 / Operation: Sound 1 / = Operation: .
125 Appendix When things don’t go rig ht... Troubleshooting Problem Po ssible Cause an d Recommended Actio n Power Supply Power does not turn on. 1) The battery ma y not be load ed correct ly (page 14 ). 2) The battery may b e dead. Char ge the battery (page 1 5).
126 Appendix The subject is out of focus in the recorded i mage. The image may not be focused pro perly. When co mposing the image, make s ure the subje ct is locat ed inside the focus fram e. The flash does not fire. 1) If ? (Flash Off) is selected as t he flash mod e, change to another mode (page 38).
127 Appendix A recorde d image was not saved. 1) Camera power may have been turned off b efore the s ave operation was co mplete, which will re sult in the image not being save d. If the ba ttery indica tor shows , charge the battery as soon as poss ible (page 19).
128 Appendix Playback The color of the playback i mage is different fr om what appears on th e monitor scr een when shooti ng. Sunlight o r light from anot her source may be shining dir ectly into the len s when you are shootin g. Position the camera so sunlight do es not shin e directly into the len s.
129 Appendix Language sel ection screen appea rs when the camera is turned on. 1) Y ou did not conf igure initia l settings aft er purcha sing the camera or th e camera may have been le ft with a dea d battery. Chec k the camera setup (pa ges 20, 107).
130 Appendix Display Messages ALERT The camera’s protection f unction may have activated because camera temperature is too high. T urn off the camera and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again. Battery is low. Battery power is low.
131 Appendix RETRY POWER ON The lens came into contact with an o bstruction while moving. The camera will turn off automatically when this message appears. Remove the obstruction and turn pow er back on again. SYSTEM ERROR Your camera system is cor rupted.
132 Appendix Snapshot Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/ Voice Recording Time Image Siz e (Pixels) Image Quali ty Approximate Image File Size Built-in Memory * 1 Recording Capacity SD Memor y Card * 2 Recording Capacity 16M (4608 x 3456) Fine 5.
133 Appendix Movies Voice Recording *1 Built-in memory capac ity after formatting (App rox. 46.0MB) *2 Based on a 16GB SDHC memory card (SanDisk Corporation ). The number of images you can save dep ends on the typ e of memory card yo u are using.
134 Appendix Specifi cations File Forma t Snapshot s: JPEG (Exif Ver sion 2.3); DC F 2.0 standard ; DPOF complian t Movies: Motion JPEG AVI, I MA-ADPCM audio (mon aural) Audio (Voi ce Recordi ng): WAV (mo naural) Recordin g Media Built-in Memory (Image St orage Area: 4 6.
135 Appendix White Bala nce Auto, Dayli ght, Overcas t, Shade, Day Wh ite Fluorescen t, Daylight Flu orescent, T ungsten, Manu al WB Sensitivity (St andard Output Sensitivity) Snapshot s: Auto, ISO 1 00, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 8 00, ISO 1600 equivalent Movies: Auto Flash Mod es Auto, Off, On, Red-eye r eduction Flash Ran ge (ISO Sensitivity: Auto) * Wide Angle: 0.
136 Appendix Approximate Battery Life All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount o f time under normal temperature (23°C (73°F )) before the camera turns off. These values ar e not guaranteed. Low temperatures shor ten battery life.
137 Appendix . Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-120) . USB-AC adaptor (AD-C53U) • Power cord precautions for use in Singapore The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with relevant national and/or international sta ndards.
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