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EX-M1 Digital Camera EX-S1/EX-M1 User’s Guide All the illustrations in this manual sho w the EX-M1. See the te xt that accompanies the illustrations f or inf ormation about how the EX-S1 and EX-M1 differ from each other . E Thank you f or purchasing this CASIO Product.
INTRODUCTION 2 INTRODUCTION Unpacking Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your deale r as soon as possible. Camera Strap LCD Remote Controller Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20) CD-ROM Stereo Headphones USB Cradle Special USB Cable Basic Reference Special AC Adaptor Dummy Card * Comes with EX-M1 only * Comes with EX-M1 only Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery User’s Guide EX-M1 AC power cord * * The shape of the AC power cord plug varies according to country or geographic area.
INTRODUCTION 3 Contents 2 INTRODUCTION Unpacking .................................................................... 2 Features ....................................................................... 8 Precautions ..........................
INTRODUCTION 4 Using Zoom ................................................................ 36 Using the Flash .......................................................... 37 Flash Precautions 38 Using the Self-timer ..............................
INTRODUCTION 5 DPOF .......................................................................... 65 T o insert the date during printing 66 T o configure print settings for a single image 66 T o configure print settings for all images 67 PRINT Image Matching II .
INTRODUCTION 6 94 PLA YING AN AUDIO FILE (EX-M1 Only) T ransferring Audio Files to the Camera ..................... 94 Preparing the Camera for Audio Player Operation ... 95 Using the Camera as an Audio Player ...................... 96 General Guide 96 Basic Remote Controller Operations 98 Specifying the Audio Playback Mode 99 Selecting a Specify T rack for Playback 99 Specifying the T rack Playback Sequence 100 Disabling Remote Controller Button Operations 102 LCD Remote Control Error Messages .
INTRODUCTION 7 IMPORTANT! • The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsi- bility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this manual. • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsi- bility for any loss or claims by third parties which may arise through the use of the EX-S1/EX-M1.
INTRODUCTION 8 Features • 1.24 million Effective Pixels The 1.24-megapixel CCD (1.34 million total pixels) not only provides plenty of resolution for normal image recording, it also creates images that are perfectly suited for editing and manipulation on a PC.
INTRODUCTION 9 * EX-M1 Only • Snapshot + Audio Mode Adds audio to a snapshot. • Movie + Audio Mode • Voice Recording Quick and easy recording of voice input. • After Recording Adds audio to images after they are recorded. • Audio Player Capabilities Use the camera to play back music data from standard MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) files.
INTRODUCTION 10 • Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if it is fired too close to the eyes, especially with young chil- dren. When using the flash, the camera should be at least one meter from the eyes of the subject.
INTRODUCTION 11 Operating conditions • This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging from 0 ° C to 40 ° C. • Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas. — In areas subject to direct sunlight — In areas subject to high humidity or dust — Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to temperature extremes — Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun — In areas subject to strong vibration Data Error Precautions • Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components.
INTRODUCTION 12 LED Backlight • The monitor screen is illuminated by an LED backlight. A dark monitor screen indicates that the LED backlight has reached the end of its service life, and needs to be re- placed by a CASIO authorized service provider.
INTRODUCTION 13 GUIDELINES LAID DOWN BY FCC RULES FOR USE OF THIS UNIT IN THE U.S.A. (not applicable to other areas). This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful in- terference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, in- cluding interference that may cause undesired operation.
QUICK START GUIDE 14 QUICK START GUIDE Getting Ready 1 1. Load the battery (page 23). 2 3 2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the battery (page 24). • It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge. 3. Configure screen message language, and current time settings (page 32).
QUICK START GUIDE 15 1. Press the power button to turn on the camera. 2. Align the mode selector with “REC”. 3. Point the camera at the subject, and use the monitor screen or viewfinder to compose the image. 4. Holding the camera still, gently press the shut- ter release button.
QUICK START GUIDE 16 1. Press the power button to turn on the camera. 2. Align the mode selector with “PLAY”. 3. Rock the controller down to select . 4. Rock the controller left or right to scroll through images and display the one you want to delete.
GETTING READY 17 GETTING READY 5 6 1 2 3 4 ■ Front This section contains about things you need to know about and do before trying to use the camera. General Guide The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
GETTING READY 18 FG F Connector cover G Memory card slot If you are not using a memory card, be sure to insert the dummy card into this slot to protect against dust and damage. ■ Bottom H Be sure to replace the connector cover whenever the connector is not being used.
GETTING READY 19 Using the Controller The controller is used to select on-screen items and to ex- ecute functions. The following are the terms used in this manual to describe controller operations. Meaning Use your thumb to push the controller up, down, left, or right.
GETTING READY 20 Monitor Screen Contents The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera ’ s status. ■ REC Mode White balance indicator None Auto Sunlight Shade Light Bulb Fluorescent Manual Quality FINE NORMAL ECONOMY Battery capacity Image size 1600 x 1200 pixels 1280 x 960 pixels 640 x 480 pixels Date and time EV value Memory capacity (Remaining number of storable images) Flash Mode indicator None Auto Flash Flash Off Flash On Red-eye reduction Built-in memory selected for data storage.
GETTING READY 21 ■ PLAY Mode IMPORTANT! • Some information may not display properly if you dis- play an image that was recorded using a different digi- tal camera model.
GETTING READY 22 Attaching the Strap Attach the strap to the strap bar as shown in the illustration. Indicator Lamps You can find out the operational status of the camera and the USB cradle at a glance by checking the color of the indicator lamps, and whether a lamp is lit or flashing.
GETTING READY 23 Power Requirements Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion bat- tery (NP-20). To load the battery 1. Pressing the battery cover on the side of the camera, slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow and then swing it open.
GETTING READY 24 4. Turn off the camera and remove its connector cover. 5. Set the camera onto the USB cradle. • The CHARGE lamp on the USB cradle should turn red, indicating that charging has started. When charging is complete, the CHARGE lamp will turn green.
GETTING READY 25 IMPORTANT! • It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge. Ac- tual charging time depends on current battery capac- ity and charging conditions. • Use only the USB cradle to charge the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion battery.
GETTING READY 26 ■ If the camera works normally 1. Continue using the camera until the current charge is used up, and then charge the battery. ■ If the camera does not work normally This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is loaded.
GETTING READY 27 • The above values are based a new battery starting from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery life. • Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash, zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power turned on.
GETTING READY 28 Power Supply Precautions ■ Battery Precautions See the instructions that come with the rechargeable lithium ion battery for important precautions you need to observe during its use. ■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions • Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage is outside the rating marked on the AC adaptor.
GETTING READY 29 Turning the Camera On and Off Press the power button to turn the camera on and off. Pressing the power button to turn on the camera causes the opera- tion/flash charge lamp to flash green. Press the power button again to turn off the camera.
GETTING READY 30 Using the On-screen Menus Pressing MENU displays menus on the monitor screen that you can use to perform various operations. The menu that appears depends on whether you are in the REC mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example menu pro- cedure in the REC mode.
GETTING READY 31 3. Rock the controller left or right to select the tab you want, and then rock it down to move the selection cursor from the tab to the settings. • If you ever need to move the selection cursor back from the settings to the tabs, rock the controller up until the cursor reaches the top of the menu.
GETTING READY 32 Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings Be sure to configure the following settings before using the camera to record images. • Display language • Date and time Note that the current date and time settings are used by the camera to generate the date and time that are stored along with image data, etc.
GETTING READY 33 4. Set the date and the time. 1. Press the power button to turn on the camera. 2. Rock the controller up or down to select the language you want. : Japanese English : English Fran ç ais : French Deutsch : German Espa ñ ol : Spanish Italiano : Italian 3.
34 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING 3. Compose the image on the monitor screen. • The focusing range of the camera is approxi- mately 1 meter to infinity ( ∞ ). • When performing this step, take care so your fingers do not block the lens or any of the sensors.
35 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING • Depending on the distance or angle between the sub- ject and the camera, the image you see in the viewfinder may not be exactly the image that is re- corded. • Press the shutter release gently to avoid camera movement.
36 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Using Zoom You can use the digital zoom feature of your camera to zoom in on the center of an image. Performing a zoom operation toggles the zoom factor between 1X and 4X. 1. In the REC mode, press MENU. 2. Rock the controller left or right to select the “REC” tab.
37 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Using the Flash Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to use. 1. In the REC mode, press MENU. 2. Rock the controller left or right to select the “REC” tab. 3. Rock the controller up or down to select “Flash”, and then rock the controller to the right.
38 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING ■ About Red-eye Reduction Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects off of the retina of the eye.
39 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING • When the red-eye reduction mode ( ) is being used, flash intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with the exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is brightly lit. • White balance is fixed while the flash is being used, so sun- light, fluorescent lighting, or other sources of illumination in the immediate area may affect the coloring of the recorded image.
40 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Self-timer lamp 5. Record the image. • The self-timer lamp flashes and the shutter releases about 10 seconds after you press the shutter release button. • You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown by pressing the shutter release button while the self-timer lamp is flashing.
41 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING To specify the image quality 1. In the REC mode, press MENU. 2. Rock the controller left or right to select the “REC” tab. 3. Rock the controller up or down to select “Quality”, and then rock the controller to the right.
42 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the other powerful features and func- tions that are available for recording. Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure set- ting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your sub- ject.
43 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 4. Record the image. IMPORTANT! • When shooting under very dark or very bright condi- tions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory re- sults even after performing exposure compensation. NOTE • You can use the key customization feature (page 51) to configure the camera so the exposure compensa- tion value changes whenever you rock the controller left or right while in the REC mode.
44 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Adjusting White Balance Manually Under some light sources, automatic white balance under the “ Auto ” setting can take a long time to complete. Also, the auto white balance range (color temperature range) is lim- ited.
45 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 2. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or similar object under the lighting conditions for which you want to set the white balance, and then press the shutter release button. • This adjusts the white balance. 3.
46 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 3. Rock the controller up or down to select (Movie), and then click. •“ Remaining capacity ” shows how many 30- second movies can still be recorded to memory. 4. Point the camera at the subject and then press the shutter release button.
47 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Microphone IMPORTANT! • The flash does not fire in the Movie Mode. • The EX-M1 also records audio. Note the following points when recording a movie with the EX-M1. — Take care that you do not block the microphone with your fingers.
48 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 1. In the REC mode, press MENU. 2. Select the “ REC ” tab, select “ REC Mode ” , and then rock the controller to the right. 3. Rock the controller up or down to select (Snapshot Audio), and then click. • This enters the Snapshot Audio Mode.
49 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Recording Your Voice The Voice Recording Mode provides quick and easy record- ing of your voice. • Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format This is the Windows standard format for audio recording. The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “WAV”.
50 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS ■ Audio Recording Precautions • Keep the microphone on the front of the camera pointed at the subject. • Take care that you do not block the microphone with your fingers. • Good recording results are not possible when the camera is too far from the subject.
51 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Assigning Functions to the Controller A “ key customization ” feature lets you assign a setting func- tion to the controller. After you assign a function, the corre- sponding parameter is changed whenever you rock the con- troller left or right in the REC mode.
52 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Specifying Power On Default Settings The camera ’ s “ mode memory ” feature lets you specify the power on default settings individually for the recording mode, flash mode, digital zoom mode, and white balance mode.
53 PLAYBACK 3. Rock the controller right (forward) or left (back) to scroll through files on the monitor screen. NOTES • Holding the controller to the left or right scrolls at high speed. • Note that the images produced on the monitor screen of this camera are simplified versions of the actual im- age stored in memory.
54 PLAYBACK Playing an Audio Snapshot (EX-M1 Only) Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot (indi- cated by a indicator) and play its audio. 1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or right until the image you want is displayed. 2.
55 PLAYBACK 5. After clicking the controller, you can then rock it up, down, left, or right to scroll to different parts of the zoomed image. • After clicking again, you can rock the controller up or down to zoom in and out on the image again. 6.
56 PLAYBACK IMPORTANT! • Resizing an image causes a new (resized) version to be stored as a separate file. • Images smaller than 320 x 240 pixels cannot be resized. • Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with this camera only. • If the message “ The function is not supported for this file ” .
57 PLAYBACK IMPORTANT! • A movie plays until the end and then stops. You can- not repeat-play a movie. • Audio volume can be adjusted during playback only. • When you have the LCD remote controller connected to the camera, audio is output through the stereo headphones (page 95) instead of the camera ’ s speaker.
58 PLAYBACK 1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or right to scroll through snapshots until the one to which you want to add audio is displayed. 2. Press MENU. 3. Select the “ PLAY ” tab, select “ Dubbing ” , and then rock the controller to the right.
59 PLAYBACK IMPORTANT! • Keep the microphone on the front of the camera pointed at the subject. • Take care that you do not block the microphone with your fingers. • Good recording results are not possible when the camera is too far from the subject • Operating camera buttons during recording can cause button noise to be included in the audio.
60 PLAYBACK IMPORTANT! • Audio volume can be adjusted during playback only. • When you have the LCD remote controller connected to the camera, audio is output through the stereo headphones (page 95) instead of the camera ’ s speaker. Output through the headphones is monaural.
DELETING FILES 61 DELETING FILES You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files cur- rently in memory. IMPORTANT! • Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not need a file anymore before you delete it.
DELETING FILES 62 IMPORTANT! • If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the mes- sage “ The function is not supported for this file. ” ap- pears when you try to delete it. Deleting All Files The following procedure deletes all unprotected files cur- rently in memory.
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