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    2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN

    Thank you for purchasing this product. Please take the time to read through this instruction manual

    so you can enjoy all the features of your new digital camera.

    Check the packing list before using this product. If any items are missing, immediately contact your

    camera dealer.

    Konica Minolta DiMAGE X21 digital camera

    AA-size alkaline batteries

    Hand strap HS-DG 120

    SD Memory Card

    USB cable USB-500

    DiMAGE Instruction Manuals CD-ROM

    Quick Reference Guide

    International Warranty Certificate

    DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM

    BEFORE YOU BEGIN

    Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. DiMAGE is a trademark of KonicaMinolta Camera, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer

    Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The official

    name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System. Pentium is a registered trademark of

    the Intel Corporation. QuickTime is a trademark used under license. PictBridge and the PictBridge

    logo are trademarks of the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA). All other trademarks are

    the property of their respective owners. All other brand and product names are trademarks or regis-

    tered trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using this product.

    Using batteries improperly can cause them to leak harmful solutions, overheat, or explode which

    may damage property or cause personal injury. Do not ignore the following warnings.

    Only use the batteries specified in this instruction manual. Do not install the batteries with the polarity (+/) reversed.

    Do not use batteries which show wear or damage.

    Do not expose batteries to fire, high temperatures, water, or moisture.

    Do not attempt to short or disassemble batteries.

    Do not store batteries near or in metallic products.

    Do not mix batteries of different types, brands, ages, or charge levels.

    Do not charge alkaline batteries.

    When recharging rechargeable batteries, only use the recommended charger.

    Do not use leaking batteries. If fluid from the batteries enters your eye, immediately rinse the eye

    with plenty of fresh water and contact a doctor. If fluid from the batteries makes contact with yourskin or clothing, wash the area thoroughly with water.

    Tape over battery contacts to avoid short-circuiting during disposal; always follow local

    regulations for battery disposal.

    WARNING

    FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE

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    4 FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE

    Use only the specified AC adapter within the voltage range indicated on the adapter unit. An

    inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

    Only use the adapter power cord in the sales region for which it was designed. An inappropriate

    current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

    Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may cause injury if a high voltage circuit inside

    the product is touched.

    Immediately remove the batteries or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue use if the camera is

    dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior, especially the flash unit, is exposed. Theflash has a high voltage circuit which may cause an electric shock resulting in injury. The

    continued use of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.

    Keep batteries or small parts that could be swallowed away from infants. Contact a doctor

    immediately if an object is swallowed.

    Store this product out of reach of children. Be careful when around children not to harm them with

    the product or parts.

    Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes. It may damage eyesight.

    Do not fire the flash at vehicle operators. It may cause a distraction or temporary blindness which

    may lead to an accident.

    Do not use the monitor while operating a vehicle or walking. It may result in injury or an accident.

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    Do not use this product in a humid environment, or operate this product with wet hands. If liquid

    enters the product, immediately remove the batteries or unplug the AC adapter and discontinue

    use. The continued use of a product exposed to liquids may cause damage or injury through fire

    or electric shock.

    Do not use the product near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine, or paint

    thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint thinner to clean the

    product. The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may cause an explosion or fire.

    When unplugging the AC adapter, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the plug when removing itfrom an outlet.

    Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the AC adapter cord. A damaged

    cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

    If the product emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately remove the

    batteries taking care not to burn yourself as the batteries become hot with use. The continued use

    of a damaged product or part may cause injuries or fire.

    Take the product to a Konica Minolta service facility when repairs are required.

    Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the States of

    California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after

    handling.

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    6 FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE

    Do not use or store the product in a hot or humid environment such as the glove compartment or

    trunk of a car. It may damage the product and batteries which may result in burns or injuries

    caused by heat, fire, explosion, or leaking battery fluid.

    If batteries are leaking, discontinue use of the product.

    The camera temperature rises with extended periods of use. Care should be taken to avoid burns.

    Burns may result if the memory card or batteries are removed immediately after extended periodsof use. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool.

    Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with people or objects. The flash unit discharges a large

    amount of energy which may cause burns.

    Do not apply pressure to the LCD monitor. A damaged monitor may cause injury, and the liquid

    from the monitor may cause inflammation. If liquid from the monitor makes contact with skin,

    wash the area with fresh water. If liquid from the monitor comes in contact with the eyes,

    immediately rinse the eyes with plenty of water and contact a doctor.

    When using the AC adapter, insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.

    Do not use the electronic transformers or travel adapters with the adapter. The use of these

    devices may cause a fire or damage the products.

    Do not use if the AC adapter cord is damaged.

    Do not cover the AC adapter. A fire may result.

    Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter; this can hinder the unplugging of the unit in

    emergencies.

    Unplug the AC adapter when cleaning or when the product is not in use.

    CAUTION

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    FCC Compliance Statement

    Declaration on Conformity

    Responsible Party: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc.

    Address: 725 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is sub-

    ject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause

    harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interfer-

    ence that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not approved by the party

    responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This equip-ment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to

    Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harm-

    ful interference in a residential installation.

    This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and

    used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

    However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this

    equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be deter-

    mined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference

    by one or more of the following measures:

    Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

    Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

    Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is

    connected.

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    Do not remove the ferrite cores from the cables.

    This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the

    EU (European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE

    stands for Conformit Europenne (European Conformity).

    Digital Camera:

    Tested To ComplyWith FCC Standards

    FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

    This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

    The following marks may be found on the product:

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    8 TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Names of parts ....................................................................................................................................12Getting up and running ........................................................................................................................14

    Inserting the batteries .............................................................................................................14Battery-condition indicator......................................................................................................15

    Auto power off .........................................................................................................................15AC adapter (sold separately)...................................................................................................16Attaching the strap ..................................................................................................................17Installing and removing a memory card..................................................................................18

    About memory cards...............................................................................................................19Setting the date and time........................................................................................................20

    Recording - basic operation ................................................................................................................22Handling the camera ...............................................................................................................22Setting the camera to record images......................................................................................22Using the zoom lens................................................................................................................23

    LCD monitor display - basic ...................................................................................................24Camera-shake warning ...........................................................................................................24Basic recording operation .......................................................................................................25Focus lock ...............................................................................................................................26Focus range.............................................................................................................................26Focus signals ..........................................................................................................................27Special focusing situations .....................................................................................................27Flash signals............................................................................................................................28Flash range - automatic operation..........................................................................................29LCD monitor display - recording mode ..................................................................................30Self-portrait mirror...................................................................................................................31

    The getting up and running section covers how to prepare the camera for use. It contains important

    information about power supplies and memory cards. The basic operation of this camera is covered

    in the recording - basic operation section between pages 22 and 31, and the playback - basic oper-

    ation section between pages 32 and 35. Read the data-transfer mode section in its entirety before

    connecting the camera to a computer.

    Many of the features of this camera are controlled with menus. The menu navigation sections con-

    cisely describe how to change menu settings. Descriptions of the settings immediately follow the

    navigation sections.

    The appendix contains a troubleshooting section to help answer questions about the operation of

    the camera. Information covering camera care and storage is also provided. Please store this manu-

    al in a safe place.

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    Playback - basic operation ..................................................................................................................32Single-frame playback display ................................................................................................32

    Viewing images .......................................................................................................................33Deleting single images ............................................................................................................33LCD monitor display - playback mode ...................................................................................34Enlarged playback...................................................................................................................35

    Recording - advanced operation .........................................................................................................36LCD monitor display - advanced ............................................................................................36

    Navigating the main recording menu ......................................................................................36Flash modes........................................................................................................................... 38Drive modes ............................................................................................................................40

    Self-timer .........................................................................................................................41Continuous advance........................................................................................................42Multi frame.......................................................................................................................43

    White balance..........................................................................................................................44Image quality ...........................................................................................................................45Exposure compensation..........................................................................................................47Colour modes..........................................................................................................................48Portrait.....................................................................................................................................49Special effects.........................................................................................................................50

    Adding a frame or border ................................................................................................50Creating side-by-side images..........................................................................................51

    Navigating the advanced recording menu ..............................................................................52Controller customization .........................................................................................................54

    Auto reset ................................................................................................................................55Date imprinting ........................................................................................................................56Digital zoom.............................................................................................................................57File number (#) memory ..........................................................................................................58Folder name ............................................................................................................................58Instant playback ......................................................................................................................59

    Movie recording ...................................................................................................................................60

    Navigating the main movie recording menu ...........................................................................61Notes on movie recording.......................................................................................................62Playback - advanced operation...........................................................................................................63

    Playing back movies ...............................................................................................................63Navigating the main playback menu.......................................................................................64Navigating the advanced playback menu...............................................................................65Frame-selection screen...........................................................................................................67Deleting image files .................................................................................................................68Locking image files .................................................................................................................69

    Adding to Favorites .................................................................................................................70Viewing Favorites ....................................................................................................................71Rotate......................................................................................................................................72

    Slide show ...............................................................................................................................73About DPOF ............................................................................................................................74Creating a DPOF print order ...................................................................................................74Ordering an index print ...........................................................................................................76Date printing............................................................................................................................76E-mail copy .............................................................................................................................77

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    10 TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Setup menu .........................................................................................................................................78Navigating the setup menu .....................................................................................................78LCD monitor brightness ..........................................................................................................82Formatting memory cards.......................................................................................................82Reset default ...........................................................................................................................83Language.................................................................................................................................84

    Audio signals ...........................................................................................................................84Focus signal ............................................................................................................................85

    Shutter signal ..........................................................................................................................85Auto power off .........................................................................................................................85Date and time..........................................................................................................................86Date format..............................................................................................................................86Transfer mode .........................................................................................................................86

    Data-transfer mode..............................................................................................................................87System requirements ..............................................................................................................87Connecting the camera to a computer...................................................................................88Connecting to Windows 98 and 98SE ....................................................................................90

    Automatic installation ......................................................................................................90Manual installation ...........................................................................................................91

    QuickTime system requirements.............................................................................................93

    Auto power off - data-transfer mode ......................................................................................93Memory card folder organization ............................................................................................94Disconnecting the camera from the computer .......................................................................96

    Windows 98 and 98SE ....................................................................................................96Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP .......................................................................96Macintosh ........................................................................................................................97

    Changing the memory card - data-transfer mode..................................................................98Using PictBridge .....................................................................................................................98Notes on printing errors ........................................................................................................100Navigating the PictBridge menu ...........................................................................................100

    Batch print .....................................................................................................................102

    Index print......................................................................................................................102Paper size ......................................................................................................................102Sizes ..............................................................................................................................102Layout ............................................................................................................................102Print quality....................................................................................................................102Data print .......................................................................................................................102

    Printing DPOF files ................................................................................................................103Appendix .......................................................................................................................................104

    Troubleshooting.....................................................................................................................104Removing the driver software - Windows.............................................................................106Care and storage...................................................................................................................107Technical specifications ........................................................................................................110

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    Recording-mode switch (p. 22)

    Controller

    LCD monitor*

    Menu button

    Strap eyelet (p. 17)

    Playback button(p. 32)

    Indicator lamp

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    14 GETTING UP AND RUNNING

    GETTING UP AND RUNNING

    INSERTING THE BATTERIESThis digital camera uses two AA-size alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries. AA-size Ni-MH batteries

    are recommended because of longer life. Do not use other types of batteries with this camera.

    When using Ni-MH batteries, fully recharge them with a battery charger suitable for complex elec-

    tronic equipment. Please consult your vendor about an appropriate charger. When replacing the

    batteries, the camera should be turned off.

    Slide the battery-chamber door toward the front of the camera to release the safety catch (1). Open

    the door.

    Insert the AA batteries as shown; make sure the positive and

    negative battery terminals are oriented correctly (2).

    Close the battery-chamber door and slide it toward the back

    of the camera to engage the safety catch.

    After installing the batteries, the set-date/time mes-

    sage may appear on the monitor. Set the date and

    time following the instructions in page 20. The clock

    and calendar can also be set in section 3 of the

    setup menu. If the camera is not used for several

    hours after the batteries are taken out, the clock,

    calendar, and memory settings are lost.

    1

    2

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    BATTERY-CONDITION INDICATOR

    Full-battery indicator - the battery is fully charged. This is displayed when

    the camera is on.

    Low-battery warning - battery power is very low. The batteries must be

    replaced soon. The LCD monitor will turn off when the flash is charging. This

    warning automatically appears and remains on the monitor until the batter-

    ies are replaced. If the power level falls below this level when the camera is

    on, the battery-exhausted message will appear just before the camera shuts

    down.

    AUTO POWER OFF

    To conserve battery power, the camera will shut down if an operation is not made within three min-utes. To restore power, press the main switch. The length of the auto-power-off period can be

    changed in section 2 of the setup menu (p. 85). When the camera is connected to a computer, the

    auto-power-off period is set to ten minutes and cannot be changed.

    This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator displayed on the LCD moni-

    tor. The indicator will change from white to red when battery power is low.

    Low-battery indicator - the battery power is low. The batteries should be

    replaced as soon as possible. This is displayed when the camera is turned

    on.

    If power is insufficient for camera operation, LCD monitor will be blank and the shutter will not

    release. Change the batteries.

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    The AC adapter AC-12U, 12E, or 12GB allows the camera to be powered from a household outlet.

    The AC adapter is recommended when the camera is interfaced with a computer or during periodsof heavy use.

    AC adapter model AC-12U is for use in North America and Canada, AC-12E is for use in European

    continent, and AC-12GB is for use in United Kingdom and HongKong.

    Never connect the AC adapter to the camera while the camera is on.

    Connect the power cord to the AC adapter unit.

    Insert the power cord securely into an electrical

    outlet.

    Insert the AC adapters output plug securely into

    the cameras DC terminal.

    16 GETTING UP AND RUNNING

    AC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)

    Always turn off the camera before changing between power supplies.

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    ATTACHING THE STRAPAlways keep the strap around your wrist in the event that

    the camera is accidentally dropped.

    Pass the small loop of the hand strap through the strap

    eyelet on the camera body.

    Pass the other end of the strap through the small loop

    and tighten.

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    18 GETTING UP AND RUNNING

    INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD

    An SD (Secure Digital) Memory card or MultiMediaCard must be inserted for the camera to operate.

    If a card has not been inserted, a no-card warning will appear on the LCD monitor; the shutter canstill be released and a single image can be captured.

    Always turn off the camera and confirm the indicator lamp is not red andblinking before changing the memory card, otherwise the card may be

    damaged, and data lost.

    Insert the memory card all the way into the card slot and then

    release. The card should catch in the slot.

    Insert the card. Make sure the face of the card is toward the

    front of the camera. Always push the card in straight, never at

    an angle. Never force the card. If the card does not fit, check

    that it is orientated correctly.

    To eject a memory card, press the card into the slot and

    release. The card can now be pulled out.

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    The response time during recording and playback is longer with MultiMediaCards compared with

    SD Memory Cards. This is not a defect, but rather due to the specifications of the cards. When

    using large capacity cards, some operations like deletion may take longer.

    The SD Memory Card has a write-protect switch to prevent

    image data from being deleted. By sliding the switch to the

    bottom of the card, the data will be protected. However, when

    the card is protected, images cannot be recorded. If an

    attempt is made to record or delete an image with the camera,

    the card-locked message will appear and the LED lamp near

    the card slot will turn red and blink quickly. For memory card

    care and store see page 108.

    If the unable-to-use-card message appears, the inserted card

    in the camera may need to be formatted. A card used in

    another camera may also have to be formatted before being

    used. A card can be formatted in section 1 of the setup menu(p. 82). When a card is formatted, all the data on the card is

    permanently erased.

    ABOUT MEMORY CARDS

    Write-protectswitch

    Lockposi-

    tion

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    20 GETTING UP AND RUNNING

    SETTING THE DATE AND TIMEAfter initially inserting a memory card and charging the battery, the cameras clock and calendar

    must be set. When images are recorded, the image data is saved with the date and time of record-

    ing. The date and time may also have to be set when changing batteries if the clock and calendar

    reset. Depending on the region, the menu language may also have to be set. To change the lan-

    guage, see the camera notes on the following page.

    Turn the camera on by pressing the main switch

    near the shutter-release button (1).

    The set-date-and-time message appears on

    the LCD monitor. Select Yes by pressing

    the controller.

    Controller

    Set date and time.

    NoYes

    1

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    Move the controller left and right to select the item

    to be changed.

    Press the controller to set the clock and calendar.

    Move the controller up and down to adjust the item.

    For customers in certain areas, the menu language must also be set. Highlight the languageoption in section 1 of the setup menu (p.78). Push the controller right to display the languagesettings. Move the controller up or down to select the desired language. Press the controller toset the language; the setup menu will be displayed in the selected language.

    Camera notes

    The date/time setting screen appears. Set the date and time

    using the controller on the back of the camera.

    Date and time can also be set in section 3 of the setup menu. See page 78 on how to open

    the setup menu.

    :move :sel. :enter

    Date/Time set

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    22 RECORDING- BASIC OPERATION

    RECORDING - BASIC OPERATION

    This section covers basic recording operation. To prepare the camera for use, read pages 14

    through 21.

    HANDLING THE CAMERAWhile using LCD monitor, grip the camera firmly with your right

    hand while supporting the camera body with your left. Keep your

    elbows at your side and your feet shoulder-width apart to hold

    the camera steadily.

    When taking vertical pictures, hold the camera so that the flash

    is above the lens with the shutter-release button to the top. Take

    care not to cover the lens with your fingers or the strap.

    SETTING THE CAMERA TO RECORD IMAGES

    Turn the camera on by pressing

    the main switch near the shutter-

    release button (1).

    Slide the recording-mode switch

    to the recording-mode position

    (2). It is the default setting.

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    2

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    USING THE ZOOM LENSThis camera is equipped with a unique 4.8 - 14.4mm zoom lens. This is equivalent to a 37 to

    111mm lens on a 35mm camera. The lens is operated by the controller at the back of the camera.

    While zooming, the zoom scale is displayed on the LCD monitor.

    To zoom in on the subject, move

    the controller up (T).

    To zoom out, move the controller

    down (W).

    The digital-zoom function can

    increase the power of the lens. The

    digital zoom is activated in section

    2 of the advanced recording menu

    (p. 57).

    The zoom lens not only affects how large the subject is in the picture, but it also influences thedepth of field and perspective. Depth of field is the area between the closest object in focus andthe furthest object in focus. As the lens zooms in to the telephoto position, the depth of fieldbecomes shallower, separating the subject from the background. Many portraits are taken withtelephoto lenses. Zooming the lens out to the wide-angle position makes both the foreground andbackground appear sharper. Usually landscape photographs take advantage of the large depth offield of wide-angle lenses. Wide-angle lenses also create a strong perspective which gives asense of depth in the image. Telephoto lenses compress the space between the subject andbackground and create a weak perspective.

    Shooting tips

    Zoom position

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    24 RECORDING- BASIC OPERATION

    LCD MONITOR DISPLAY - BASIC

    If the shutter speed falls below the point where the camera can be

    hand held safely, the camera-shake warning indicator will appear on

    the monitor. Camera shake is slight blurring caused by subtle hand

    motion and is more pronounced at the telephoto position of the lens

    than at the wide-angle position. Although the warning appears, the

    shutter can still be released. If the warning appears, place the camera

    on a tripod or use the built-in flash.

    CAMERA-SHAKE WARNING

    Image quality (p. 45)

    Drive mode (p. 40)

    Frame counter (p. 46)

    Focus signal (p. 27)

    Recording mode

    Flash mode (p. 38)

    Camera-shake warning (p. 24)

    Focus frame

    LCD monitor

    Battery-condition indicator (p. 15)

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    BASIC RECORDING OPERATION

    Press the shutter-release button partway down (1) to lock the focus

    and exposure.

    The focus signals (p. 27) on the monitor will confirm that the image

    is in focus. If the monitor focus signal is red, the camera was unable

    to focus on the subject. Repeat the previous steps until the focus

    signal is white.

    If the battery power is very low, the LCD monitor turns off when

    flash charges.

    Press the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to take the pic-

    ture.

    After the shutter releases, the indicator lamp next to the card slot

    will turn red and blink indicating image data is being written to thememory card. Never remove a memory card while data is being

    transferred.

    The image can be previewed after it is captured by continuing to

    hold down the shutter-release button (p. 59).

    Turn the camera on and slide the recording-mode switch to the recording position.

    Place the subject within the focus frame on the LCD monitor.

    The focus-lock function (p. 26) can be used with off-center

    subjects.

    2

    1

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    26 RECORDING- BASIC OPERATION

    FOCUS LOCKThe focus-lock function is used when you want to compose the image with the subject off-center

    and outside the focus frame. Focus lock may also be used when a special focusing situation pre-

    vents the camera from focusing on the subject. This function is controlled with the shutter-release

    button.

    Place the subject within the focus frame. Press and hold the

    shutter-release button partway down to lock the focus. The focus signal on the monitor will indicate if the focus is

    locked.

    Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button, recom-

    pose the subject within the image area. Press the shutter-release

    button all the way down to take the picture.

    FOCUS RANGEThe focus range is 10cm (0.3ft.) to infinity.

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    FOCUS SIGNALS

    SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS

    This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The focus signal in the lower right

    corner of the LCD monitor indicates the focus status. The shutter can be released regardless if the

    camera can focus on the subject or not.

    The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations the focus-lock func-

    tion (p. 26) can be used to focus on another object at the same distance as your main subject, and

    then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.

    The subject in the

    focus frame is low in

    contrast.

    The subject is too

    dark.

    Two subjects at differ-

    ent distances overlap

    in the focus frame.

    The subject is near a

    very bright object or

    area.

    Focus confirmed - the LCD monitor focus signal iswhite. Focus is locked.

    Cannot focus - the LCD monitor focus signal is red.

    Focus signal

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    FLASH SIGNALSThe flash mode indicator of the LCD monitor indicates the flash status, when the shutter-release

    button is pressed partway down. While the flash is charging, the shutter cannot be released.

    RECORDING- BASIC OPERATION

    Flash charging - Flash mode indicator is red.Shutter is locked.

    Flash ready - Flash mode indicator is white.

    Flash mode indicator

    If battery power is very low, the LCD monitor turns off when

    the flash is charging. The indicator lamp next to the card slot

    will turn orange and blink quickly when the flash is charging.

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    FLASH RANGE - AUTOMATIC OPERATIONThe camera automatically controls the flash output. For well-exposed images, the subject must be

    within the flash range. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens

    wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position.

    Wide-angle position Telephoto position

    0.2m ~ 2.7m (0.7 ft. ~ 8.9 ft.)0.2m ~ 3.6m (0.7 ft. ~ 11.8 ft.)

    When photographing a subject closer than 20 cm (0.7 ft.), use flash cancel, see page 39.

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    30 RECORDING- BASIC OPERATION

    Pressing and holding the controller switches the LCD monitor display between full display and live

    image only.

    Full display

    LCD MONITOR DISPLAY - RECORDING MODE

    Controller

    The battery-condition, date-imprinting, and flash-charging indicators can appear on the live image

    only display. When auto reset is active, the LCD monitor is reset to the full display when the camera

    is turned off.

    Live image only

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    SELF-PORTRAIT MIRROR

    The self-portrait mirror allows a self-portrait to be

    taken without the need of the self-timer and a tri-

    pod.

    Hold the camera at arms length. Center yourself in

    the mirror next to the lens to point the camera.

    Press the shutter-release button partway down to

    lock focus (1). When activated (p. 85), the focus sig-

    nal beeps to confirm focus.

    Press the shutter-release button all the way down to

    take the picture (2).

    The mirror is a general pointing device suitable

    when using the lens in the wide-angle position. The

    actual framing of the image depends on the dis-tance between the camera and subject, and the

    zoom position. A test picture can be taken to con-

    firm the zoom and camera position.

    Mirror

    1

    2

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    32 PLAYBACK- BASIC OPERATION

    PLAYBACK - BASIC OPERATION

    SINGLE-FRAME PLAYBACK DISPLAY

    This section covers the basic viewing operation in the playback mode. The playback mode has

    additional functions, see page 64.

    Mode indicator

    Time of recordingDate of recording

    Lock indicator (p. 69)

    Magnification display (p. 35)

    Image quality (p. 45)

    Battery-condition indicator (p. 15)

    Frame number / total number of images

    DPOF-set indicator (p. 74)

    Folder number - file number (p. 58)

    E-mail copy indicator (p. 77)

    To view images, press the playback button.

    To return to the recording mode, press the

    playback button again. Changing the position

    of the recording mode switch also cancels the

    playback mode.

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    Use the controller to

    select the delete icon.

    Move the controller left and right to highlight Yes. No

    will cancel the operation.

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    Press the controller; a confirmation screen will appear.

    DELETING SINGLE IMAGES

    VIEWING IMAGESIn the playback mode, move the controller left

    and right to scroll through the images on the

    memory card. The images can be scrolled

    faster by holding the controller to the left or

    right.

    Press the controller to delete the file.

    To delete a displayed image, use the main playback menu.

    Press the menu button to display the main menu on the LCD

    monitor.

    Controller

    Delete this frame?

    NoYes

    Delete

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    34 PLAYBACK- BASIC OPERATION

    Index display can be shown by moving the controller down.

    In index playback, pushing the controller left and right moves

    the yellow border around the index thumbnails. To scroll

    through the index thumbnails faster, hold the controller to the

    left or right. When the image is highlighted with the border, the

    date of recording, the lock and printing status, e-mail copy indi-

    cator, and the frame number of the image are displayed at the

    bottom of the screen. When the controller is moved up, the

    highlighted image will be displayed in the single-frame playback

    mode.

    Pressing and holding the controller switches the LCD monitor display between full display and live

    image only.

    LCD MONITOR DISPLAY - PLAYBACK MODE

    Index playback

    Full display

    Image only

    Controller

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    ENLARGED PLAYBACK

    With the image to be magnified displayed, move the controller up to activate the

    enlarged playback mode. The degree of magnification is displayed on the LCD moni-

    tor.

    Move the controller to view the image.

    In single-frame playback, a still image can be enlarged by up to 6X in multiple steps.

    Moving the controller up increases the image magnification.

    Moving the controller down decreases the image magnifica-

    tion.

    To scroll the image, press the controller. Pressing the con-

    troller switches between the enlarged-playback and scroll

    screens.

    To exit the enlarged playback mode, press the

    menu button.

    zoom

    : zoom

    : scroll

    scroll

    Pressing and holding the controller switches

    between showing the full display and image

    only.

    The locator indicator in the top right corner of the

    monitor shows the area of the image being displayed.

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    To activate the main menu of the

    recording mode, press the menu

    button.

    Move the controller up or down to

    select the new setting or value.

    Press the controller to complete

    the operation and apply the new

    setting.

    Move the controller in the direction

    to highlight the appropriate menu

    option. If the menu icon is struck

    through, the menu function is dis-

    abled.

    Selecting the menu icon in the

    main menu displays the

    advanced recording menu

    where other advanced options

    are available. To navigate this

    menu, see page 52.

    Press the controller to select the

    option.Flash mode

    Auto reset

    Date imprint

    Off

    Off

    On

    Ctrl func.

    Auto

    Red eye

    Fill flash

    Cancel

    Night port.

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    38 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    Flash cancel

    Autoflash withred-eye reduction

    Fill-flash

    Night portrait

    Autoflash

    FLASH MODES

    Flash mode

    Autoflash - the flash fires automatically in low-light and

    backlit conditions.

    Red-eye reduction - the flash fires multiple bursts before

    the main flash burst to reduce red-eye; an effect

    caused by light reflected from the retina. Use in low-light conditions when taking photographs of people or

    animals, the pre-flashes contract the pupils of the

    subjects eyes.

    The flash can be used when taking

    still images. The flash mode is set

    with the main menu of the recording

    mode (p. 36). The active flash mode is

    displayed in the top left corner of the

    monitor. Flash modes can be

    assigned to the controller with con-

    troller customization (p. 54).

    When the camera is turned off and

    auto reset (p. 55) is active, the flash

    mode is reset to autoflash or aut-

    oflash with red-eye reduction, whichever of these two modes was last

    used. While the flash is charging, flash mode indicator turns red and

    the shutter cannot be released.

    When photographing a subject closer than 20 cm (0.7 ft.), use flash

    cancel, see page 39.

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    DRIVE MODES

    Single-frame advance - to take a single image each time the shutter-release button is

    pressed. This is the cameras default setting.

    Self-timer - to delay the release of the shutter (p. 41). Used for self-portraits.

    Continuous advance - to take multiple images when the shutter-release button is

    pressed and held (p. 42).

    Multi frame - to create a composite image of a nine-frame series when the shutter-

    release button is pressed once (p. 43).

    40 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    The drive modes control the rate

    and method images are captured.

    Indicators indicating the selected

    drive mode appear on the monitor.

    The drive mode is set in the main

    menu of the recording mode (p.36). If auto reset (p. 55) is active,

    the drive mode is reset to single-

    frame advance when the camera is

    turned off. Drive modes can be assigned to the controller with

    controller customization (p. 54).

    Drive mode

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    Used for self-portraits, the self-timer will delay the release of the shutter for approxi-

    mately ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer drive

    mode is set in the main recording menu (p. 36).

    With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture as

    described in the basic recording operation section (p. 25). Focus lock (p.

    26) can be used with off-center subjects. Press the shutter-release buttonpartway down to lock the exposure and focus (1). Press the shutter-release

    button all the way down to begin the countdown (2). Because focus and

    exposure are determined when the shutter-release button is pressed, do

    not stand in front of the camera when taking a self-timer image. Always

    confirm the focus with the focus signals before beginning the countdown

    (p. 27).

    A countdown timer is displayed on the monitor. During the countdown, the

    self-timer lamp on the front of the camera (3) will start to blink and is

    accompanied by an audio signal. A few seconds before theexposure, the self-timer lamp will blink rapidly. The lamp will

    glow steadily just before the shutter fires.

    To stop the countdown, move the controller up and down or

    press the menu button.

    The drive mode will be

    reset to single-frame

    advance after the expo-

    sure. The audio signal can

    be turned off in section 2

    of the setup menu (p. 84).

    Self-timer

    41

    3

    1

    2

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    42 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    The continuous-advance drive mode allows a series of images to be captured while

    holding down the shutter-release button. The number of images that can be captured

    at one time and the rate of capture depend on the image-quality setting. The maximum

    rate of capture is 1.2 fps. Continuous-advance drive mode is set in the main recording

    menu (p. 36).

    Compose the picture as described in the basic recording opera-tion section (p. 25). Press the shutter-release button partway

    down to lock the exposure and focus for the series (1). Press and

    hold the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to begin tak-

    ing pictures.

    When the shutter-release button is pressed and held, the camera

    will begin recording images until the maximum number has been

    taken or the shutter button is released. The built-in flash can be

    used, but the rate of capture is reduced because the flash must

    recharge between frames. Date imprinting (p. 56) also reducesthe rate of capture.

    The maximum number of images that can be captured with differ-

    ent image quality is as follows:

    1600 X 1200 Fine: 5

    1600 X 1200 Standard: 7

    1280 X 960 Standard: 12

    640 X 480 Standard: 22

    Continuous advance

    1 2

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    The multi-frame drive mode captures a series of nine

    consecutive images and lays them out in a single

    frame. Multi frame drive mode is set in the main

    recording menu (p. 36)

    Compose the picture as described in the basic recording operation

    section (p. 25). Press the shutter-release button partway down to

    lock the exposure and focus for the series (1). Press the shutter-

    release button all the way down (2) to begin the nine-frame series.

    Once the series starts, the shutter button can be released; the

    camera will continue taking pictures until all nine frames have been

    captured.

    Flash cannot be used and is canceled automatically. Because of

    the limits to the shutter speeds in this mode, images may be

    underexposed in low-light conditions. The digital zoom is not

    active. The pixel dimensions set in the image-quality menu optionrefer to the total area of all nine images, not the size of each indi-

    vidual thumbnail.

    Multi frame

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    White balance is the cameras ability to make different types of lighting appear

    neutral. The effect is similar to selecting daylight or tungsten film, or using colour

    compensating filters in conventional photography. One automatic and four preset

    white-balance setting are available with still image and movie recording. White bal-

    ance is set in the main recording menu (p. 36) or the movie-recording mode (p. 61). When auto reset

    (p. 55) is active, the white balance will be reset to automatic white balance when the camera is

    turned off. White balance can be assigned to the controller with controller customization (p. 54).

    The automatic white balance compensates for the colour temperature of a scene. In most cases,

    the auto setting will balance the ambient light and create beautiful images, even under mixed-light-

    ing conditions. When the built-in flash is used, the white balance is set for the colour temperature of

    the flash.

    Preset white-balance settings must be set before the image is taken.

    When one of the preset white-balance settings is selected, an indica-

    tor will be displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate the active white-

    balance setting; the effect is immediately visible on the monitor. Torecord the ambient light, set the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 39).

    The built-in flash can be used with preset white-balance, but will cre-

    ate a pinkish or blueish cast with the fluorescent and tungsten set-

    tings. The flash is daylight balanced and will produce good results

    with the daylight and cloudy settings.

    44 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    WHITE BALANCE

    Cloudy - for overcast outdoor scenes.

    Tungsten - for incandescent lighting: household filament light bulbs.

    Fluorescent - for fluorescent lighting: office ceiling lights.

    Daylight - for outdoor and sunlit subjects.

    White balance

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    Image quality must be set before the picture is taken.

    Four image-quality modes are available; 1600 X 1200

    Fine, 1600 X 1200 Standard, 1280 X 960 Standard,

    and 640 X 480 Standard. Image quality is based on

    two factors: image size and compression. Changes are displayed on

    the LCD monitor. Image quality is set in the main recording menu, see

    page 36.

    IMAGE QUALITY

    If image quality is changed, the frame counter will display the approximate number of images that

    can be recorded at that setting on the installed memory card. One memory card can contain imageswith differing image-quality. The number of images that can be stored on a memory card is deter-

    mined by the size of the card and the file size of the images. The actual file size is determined by

    the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others.

    45

    The number in the image-quality option refer to the horizontal and vertical pixel dimensions of theimage. The greater the number of pixels, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the

    final use of the image - smaller images will be more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes will

    produce higher quality prints.

    All images are compressed and saved as JPEG files. The compression rate is indicated by FINE and

    STD (standard). Fine images have a lower compression rate and larger file sizes. Standard is suffi-

    cient for normal usage.

    FINE

    STD.

    STD.

    STD.

    LCD monitorImage quality

    1600

    1600

    1280

    640

    Image size(Number of pixels)

    1600 X 1200

    1600 X 1200

    1280 X 960

    640 X 480640 X 480 Standard

    1280 X 960 Standard

    1600 X 1200 Standard

    1600 X 1200 Fine

    Compression

    Low

    Standard

    Standard

    Standard

    Quality

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    Image quality

    Approximate number of images

    that can be stored on a 8MB

    memory card

    46 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    51600 X 1200 Fine

    111600 X 1200 Standard

    1280 X 960 Standard

    640 X 480 Standard

    16

    42

    The Frame Counter and Memory Card CapacityThe frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the memory

    card at the cameras image quality settings. If the setting is changed, the frame counter adjusts

    accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual image taken may not

    change the counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame counter displays zero, it

    indicates no more images at the image-quality setting can be captured. Changing the setting may

    allow more images to be saved to the card.

    Approximate file

    sizes

    1000 KB

    540 KB

    380 KB

    150 KB

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    The camera exposure can be adjusted to make the final picture lighter or darker by

    as much as 2Ev in 1/3 increments with still image and movie recording. When

    auto reset (P. 55) is active, exposure compensation is reset to 0 when the cam-

    era is turned off. Exposure compensation is set in the main menu of the recording

    mode (p. 36) or the movie-recording mode (p. 61). The exposure-compensation function can be

    assigned to the controller with controller customization (P. 54).

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    EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

    The LCD monitor will display the exposure-compensation indica-

    tor and the degree of compensation. The change in exposure is

    visible in the live image.

    Move the controller up and down to adjust the expo-

    sure-compensation value.

    Exp. comp.

    The exposure compensation must be set before the image is cap-

    tured. When setting the exposure compensation, the amount of

    compensation is shown next to the exposure-compensation indi-

    cator on the monitor. When set to any value other than 0.0, the

    exposure-compensation indicator will be displayed on the LCD

    monitor as a warning.

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    Colour, black and white, sepia, posterization, and soft-focus settings are available.

    The colour mode is set in the main menu of the recording mode (p. 36) or the

    movie-recording mode (p. 61).

    Soft focus cannot be selected in the movie-recording mode or used with special effects, continuous

    advance, or multi-frame. If the drive mode is set to continuous-advance or multi frame before

    selecting the soft-focus mode, drive mode is set temporarily to single-frame advance.

    48 RECORDING - ADVANCED OPERATION

    COLOUR MODES

    Black and white - neutral monochrome image

    Sepia - warm tone monochrome image

    Posterization - exaggerated high-contrast images.

    Soft focus - images with a soft glow around highlights.

    The colour option must be set before an image is captured. When

    the colour, black and white, sepia, or posterization settings is

    highlighted, the effect is immediately visible on the monitor.

    Except for the colour mode, an indicator is displayed on the LCD

    monitor to indicate the active setting.

    When auto reset (P. 55) is active, the setting will be reset to colourwhen the camera is turned off.

    Colour mode

    Colour

    B&W

    Sepia

    Posterization

    Soft focus

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    In portrait, the camera is optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a slight

    defocusing of the background. Portrait is set in the main recording menu (p. 36)

    An indicator is displayed on the LCD monitor

    to show the portrait mode is active.

    When auto reset is active (p. 55), the portrait

    mode is canceled when the camera is turned

    off.

    PORTRAIT

    49

    Portrait

    On

    Off

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    An image can be captured with a frame or border using the special-effects option in the main

    recording menu (p. 36).

    The special-effects option in the main menu adds frames and borders to images or

    combines two images side by side. Required menu functions should be set before

    selecting the special effects icon on the menu. Once the special-effects routine

    begins, menu functions cannot be changed until the operation is completed. The

    continuous-advance and multi-frame drive modes are temporarily set to single-frame advance.

    50 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Adding a frame or border

    Compose the subject within the frame or border. Take the

    picture as described in the basic recording section (p. 25).

    Processing starts after the shutter releases. The process-

    ing time depends on the image-quality mode. When com-

    pleted, the live image is displayed.

    Frame 1 Frame 2 Border 1 Border 2

    Special FX

    After the special effects icon is selected, a menu is dis-

    played with the special effects options. Move the controller

    up and down to select the appropriate option (1). As each

    option is highlighted, the background frame or border

    changes accordingly. Press the controller to select the

    highlighted option (2). Pressing the menu button cancels

    the operation; the live image is displayed.

    1

    2

    1

    22

    1

    Frame

    Off

    Frame

    Border

    Border

    Side-by-side

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    Compose the picture within the left half of the live image. Place

    the subject within the focus frame, then take the picture as

    described in the basic recording section (p. 25).

    The first image is displayed on the left and a live image on theright. Place the subject within the focus frame, then take the pic-

    ture as described in the basic recording section to complete the

    operation.

    Processing starts after the shutter releases. When completed, the

    live image is displayed.

    Creating side-by-side imagesTwo images can be captured side by side using the special-effects option in

    the main recording menu (p. 36).

    After the special effects icon is selected, a menu is dis-

    played with the special effects options. Move the con-

    troller up and down to select the side-by-side option (1).

    Press the controller to select the highlighted option (2).

    Pressing the menu button cancels the operation; the

    standard live image is displayed.

    Record left

    image.

    Record right

    image.

    1

    2

    1

    2

    2

    1

    Frame

    Off

    Frame

    Border

    Border

    Side-by-side

    Side by side

    Side by side

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    Selecting the menu icon on the main

    menu displays the advanced recording

    menu. See page 36 to navigate the main

    menu.

    52 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    NAVIGATING THE ADVANCED RECORDING MENU

    When the desired menu section is displayed, move the controller up and down to scroll

    through the menu options. Highlight the option whose settings need to be changed.

    With the menu option to be changed highlighted, move the controller right; the settings

    will be displayed with the current setting highlighted. To return to the menu options,

    move the controller left.

    The tab 1 at the top of the menu will be highlighted. Move the controller left and right to

    highlight the appropriate menu tab; the menus will change as the tabs are highlighted.

    With the menu icon selected, press the controller to go into the advanced recording

    menu.

    Navigating the advanced record-

    ing menu is simple. Push the con-

    troller in the direction to move the

    cursor and change settings on the

    menu. Pressing the controller

    selects menu options and sets

    adjustments.

    MENU

    Ctrl func.

    Auto reset

    Date imprint

    Off

    Off

    On

    To activate the recording-mode main menu, press the menu button.

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    Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting

    will be displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the recording mode, press themenu button.

    1

    Exp. comp.

    Date imprint

    Flash mode

    Drive mode

    Off

    White balance

    Auto reset

    Off

    YYYY/MM/DD

    MM/DD/hr:min

    On

    Off

    OnOff

    Refer to the following sections for details on

    the menu options and their settings.

    Folder name

    File # memory On

    Off

    Std. form

    Date form

    2

    Digital zoomCtrl func.

    SETUP

    Pressing the controller with the setup tab highlighted opens the setup menu (p. 78).

    Press the controller to select the highlighted setting.

    Move the controller up and down to highlight the new setting.

    LCDbrightness

    Format

    Reset default

    Language

    -

    -

    English

    -

    53

    :enter

    Digital zoom

    File # memory

    Folder name

    Off

    Off

    Std.form

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    Select the control func. option in section 1 of the

    advanced recording menu. Select the function to

    be assigned with the controller (1). Press the con-

    troller to set the function (2).

    The selected function can be changed by movingthe controller left or right in the recording mode.

    Changes are set automatically after five seconds

    or when another camera button is pressed.

    Refer to the appropriate sections for information

    on the drive mode (p. 40), white balance (p. 44),

    flash mode (P. 38), and exposure compensation(p. 47).

    54 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    The white balance, drive mode, exposure compensation, or flash mode can be set with the con-

    troller. The function assigned to the controller is selected in section 1 of the advanced recording

    menu (p. 52). Initially, no function is assigned. The white balance, exposure compensation, and off

    options affect the movie recording mode.

    CONTROLLER CUSTOMIZATION

    Ctrl func.

    Auto reset

    Date imprint

    Flash mode

    Drive mode

    White balance

    Off

    Exp.comp.

    1

    2

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    56 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    DATE IMPRINTING

    Every time a still image is recorded, it is stored with an Exif tag that contains the date and timeof recording as well as shooting information. This information can be viewed with the camerain the playback mode, or on a computer with the DiMAGE Viewer software.

    Camera Notes

    The date and time are imprinted in the lower

    right corner of the image when viewed horizon-

    tally. It is printed directly on the photograph

    writing over the image information. The date

    can be imprinted in three formats: year / month

    / day, month / day / year, and day / month /year. The date and date format are set in sec-

    tion 3 of the setup menu (p. 86).

    The date and time of recording can be printed directly on the image.

    The imprinting function must be activated before the image is taken.

    Once activated, the date will continue to be imprinted until the func-

    tion is reset; a yellow bar is displayed behind the frame counter on

    the monitor to indicate the imprinting function is active.

    Date imprinting is activated with section 1 of the advanced recording

    menu (p. 52). Date imprinting has two menu options. The YYYY/MM/DD option prints the date. The

    MM/DD/hr:min option prints the month, day, and time of recording.

    Date-imprinting indicator

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    DIGITAL ZOOMThe digital zoom is activated in section 2 of the advanced recording menu (p. 52). The digital zoom

    increases the magnification of the greatest telephoto setting of the optical zoom by up to 4X in mul-

    tiple steps. When the digital zoom is activated, the zoom scale includes both the optical and digital

    zoom range. Although the images recorded with the digital zoom are interpolated to the set image-

    quality size, the quality of the images may not be equal to images taken without the digital zoom;

    the greater the power of the digital zoom the lower the image quality.

    At the maximum telephoto position, move

    the controller up to engage the digital zoom.

    The zoom magnification will be displayed.

    To zoom out, move the controller down.

    When the digital zoom is active, the focus

    frame changes size.

    Magnification

    Zoom position

    Digital zoom range

    Optical zoom range

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    58 RECORDING- ADVANCED OPERATION

    If file number memory is selected, when a new folder is created, the first file stored in the folder will

    have a number one greater than the last file saved. If the file number memory is disabled, the image

    file number will be 0001. File number memory is activated in section 2 of the advanced recording

    menu (p. 52).

    If file number memory is active and the memory card is changed, the first file saved to the new card

    will have a number one greater than the last file saved on the previous card if the new card does not

    contain an image with a greater file number. If it does, the file number of the new image will be one

    greater than the greatest on the card.

    FILE NUMBER (#) MEMORY

    FOLDER NAMEAll recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. Folder names

    come in two formats, standard and date. Folder name format is selected in sec-

    tion 2 of the advanced recording menu (p. 52).

    Standard folders have an eight character name. The initial folder is named100KM005. The first three digits are the folders serial number, which will

    increase by one each time a new folder is created. The next two letters refer to

    Konica Minolta, and the last three numbers indicate the camera used; 005 indi-

    cates a DiMAGE X21.

    A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is followed

    by one register for the year, two register for the month, and two registers for the

    day: 101YMMDD. The folder 10140315 was created in 2004 on March 15th.

    With the date folder format selected, when an image is recorded a new folder with the days date

    will be created. All images recorded that day will be placed in that folder. Images recorded on a dif-

    ferent day will be placed in a new folder with the corresponding date. If the file number memory

    function is off, when a new folder is created, the serial number in the image-file name is reset to

    0001. If file number memory function is on, the serial number in the image-file will be one greater

    than the last image saved. For more information on folder organization and file names, see page 94.

    10140315(Date)

    100KM005(Standard)

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    INSTANT PLAYBACKStill images can be previewed immediately

    after they have been captured. Simply

    continue to hold down the shutter-release

    button after taking a picture to display the

    image on the monitor. Release the shutter

    button to end the playback.

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    60 MOVIE RECORDING

    This camera can record digital video without audio. Total recording time varies with the image size

    and the memory card capacity, see the navigating the main movie recording menu section on page

    61. In movie recording, some functions can be used, some are fixed, and some are disabled, see

    the notes section on page 62.

    MOVIE RECORDING

    Before recording, the frame counter shows

    the maximum time in seconds that can be

    recorded on the next movie clip.

    Place the subject in the focus frames and

    press the shutter-release button partway

    down to lock focus (1). Press the shutter-

    release button all the way down and release

    to begin recording (2).

    The camera will continue to record until the

    recording time is used or the shutter-release

    button is pressed again.

    During recording, focus is locked and theoptical zoom is disabled. However, a 4X

    digital zoom can be adjusted by moving the

    controller up and down.

    Recording indicator

    Remaining time

    Slide the recording mode

    switch to the movie record-

    ing position.

    Image size

    Recording time

    1 2

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    When the menu button is pressed, the

    main movie menu appears on the LCD

    monitor. The following four options are

    available.

    1.Image size (320X240 / 160X120)

    2.Exposure compensation

    3.White balance

    4.Colour mode

    Selecting the setup icon located in the

    center of the main menu opens the

    setup menu.

    NAVIGATING THE MAIN MOVIE RECORDING MENU

    Image size has two settings, 320X240 and 160X120. Image size not only affects the resolution of

    the movie image, but also changes the maximum length of the movie clip. Recording time is only

    limited by the capacity of the memory card. A 8 MB memory card can contain approximately 21

    seconds of digital video recorded at 320 X 240 or 86 seconds at 160 X 120.

    For more on white balance (p. 44), colour mode (p. 48), and exposure compensation (p. 47), see the

    respective recording-mode sections. Except for image size, any changes made will also affect the

    recording mode.

    1

    2

    3

    4

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    62 MOVIE RECORDING

    In movie recording, some functions can be used, some are fixed, and some are disabled. Exposure,

    image size, white balance, and the colour mode can be changed with the movie menu; the soft-

    focus colour mode is not available. The optical and digital zoom are active. Pressing and holdingthe controller switches between the full display and the live image only. The flash is disabled.

    Movies cannot be recorded when the red low-battery warning is displayed.

    The writing speed of the memory card in use may prematurely end the recording of a movie clip.

    NOTES ON MOVIE RECORDING

    To activate the movie-mode main menu,

    press the menu button.

    Press the controller to display

    the option settings.

    Move the controller up or down

    to select the appropriate setting.

    Press the controller to apply the

    setting.

    Move the controller in the direc-tion to highlight the appropriate

    menu option.

    320x240

    160x120

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    PLAYBACK - ADVANCED OPERATION

    PLAYING BACK MOVIES

    The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on pages 32 through

    35. This section covers how to playback movie clips as well as the advanced functions on the play-

    back menu.

    : play

    Press the controller to play back the displayed clip.

    Move the controller left and right to display the movie.

    Press the controller to pause the movie; press the con-

    troller again to resume the playback.

    Movie file

    To cancel the playback, press the menu button.

    :fwd:pause :rew

    During playback, moving the controller left andright rewinds and fast forwards the recording.

    Press and hold the controller to view the movie

    with or without the guidance bar.

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    NAVIGATING THE MAIN PLAYBACK MENU

    To activate the main playback menu, press the menu button.

    Press the controller to select the option.

    Move the controller in the direction to highlight the desired

    menu option. If the menu icon is struck through, the menu

    function is disabled.

    With playback-mode activated, pressing the menu button

    displays the main playback menu. The following nine options

    are available:

    1. Delete - to delete the displayed image (p. 68).

    2. Lock - to lock the displayed image (p. 69).3. Add favorites - to add a Favorite image to the camera

    memory (p. 70).

    4. View favorites - to view Favorite images (p. 71).

    5. Rotate - to rotate the displayed image (p. 72).

    6. Slide show - to play back images automatically (p. 73).

    7. DPOF set - to create a DPOF file for the displayed image

    (p. 74).

    8. E-mail Copy - to copy and resize the displayed image for

    transmission by e-mail (p. 77).

    9. Menu - to access the advanced playback functions (p. 65).

    Refer to the following sections for details on the menu options and their settings.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    95

    6

    7 8

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    NAVIGATING THE ADVANCED PLAYBACK MENU

    To activate the main menu of the playback

    mode, press the menu button.

    Move the controller up and down to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the

    option whose settings need to be changed.

    With the menu option to be changed highlighted, move the controller right; the set-

    tings will be displayed with the current setting highlighted. To return to the menu

    options, move the controller left.

    Press the controller to select the highlighted setting.

    Move the controller up and down to highlight the new setting.

    Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting

    will be displayed. Changes can continue to be made. To return to the playback-mode, press the

    menu button.

    With the menu icon selected, press the con-

    troller to open the menu.

    Selecting the menu icon on the main menu displays the

    advanced playback menu to access the advanced playback

    functions. See the next page for menu options.

    Navigating the menu is simple. Push the controller in the direc-

    tion to move the cursor and change settings on the menu.

    Pressing the center button of the controller selects menu

    options and sets adjustments.

    Delete

    Lock

    DPOF set

    Index print

    Date print Off

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    LCDbrightness

    Format

    Reset default

    Language

    -

    -

    English

    -

    66 PLAYBACK- ADVANCED OPERATION

    Choosing Yes will execute

    the operation, No will can-cel it.

    Yes NoDelete This frame

    All frames

    MarkedFrames

    Lock

    1

    This frame

    All frames

    MarkedFrames

    Unlock all

    DPOF set This frame

    All frames

    MarkedFrames

    Index print

    Cancel all

    On / Off

    Numberof copies

    Date print On / Off

    Refer to the following sections for details on the menu options and their settings.

    Yes No

    SETUP

    Menu Options in the Playback Mode

    Pressing the controller with the

    setup tab highlighted opens the

    setup menu (p. 78).

    :enter

    Delete

    Lock

    DPOF set

    Index print

    Date print Off

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    FRAME-SELECTION SCREENWhen a marked-frames setting is chosen on the menu, the frame-selection screen will appear. This

    screen allows multiple image files to be chosen.

    Pushing the controller left and right

    moves the yellow border to select the

    image.

    Moving the controller up selects the

    frame; when selected, an indicator will

    appear next to the image. Moving the

    controller down will deselect the image

    removing the indicator.

    The menu button cancels the screen

    and any operation made.

    The garbage-can indicator shows the image

    is selected for deletion.

    The key indicator shows the image is

    locked or selected to be locked.

    Press the controller to complete the operation.

    The printer indicator shows the image is

    selected for DPOF printing. The number of

    copies is shown on the right.

    :move :sel. :enter

    Movie file

    E-mail copy file

    Indicators may be displayed on the right of each index

    image to indicate movie and E-mail Copy files.

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    Deleting permanently erases the file. Once deleted, a file cannot berecovered. Care should be taken when deleting images.

    A single image displayed or highlighted on the monitor can be deleted with the

    main playback menu (p. 64).

    The file displayed or highlighted in playback mode will be deleted.

    The delete function will only erase unlocked files. Locked files must be unlocked before they can be

    deleted.

    This

    frame

    All

    frames

    Marked

    frames

    To delete multiple files. When this setting is chosen, the frame-selectionscreen will be displayed. Move the controller left and right to highlight the firstfile to be deleted. Moving the controller up will mark the thumbnail with thedelete indicator. To deselect a file for deletion, highlight it with the yellow bor-

    der and move the controller down; the delete indicator will disappear.Continue until all the files to be deleted are marked. Press the controller tocontinue (the confirmation screen will appear), or press the menu button tocancel the operation.

    All unlocked files will be deleted.

    DELETING IMAGE FILES

    Single, multiple, or all files on the memory card can be deleted in the advanced playback menu (p.

    65). The delete option of the advanced playback menu has three settings:

    Deleting multiple or all images

    Deleting a single image

    Before a file is deleted, a confirmation screen will appear; choosing

    Yes will execute the operation, No will cancel the operation.

    Delete

    Delete this frame?

    NoYes

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    LOCKING IMAGE FILES

    A single image displayed or highlighted on the monitor can be locked with the

    main playback menu (p. 64). Locked file can be unlocked by the same operation.

    The file displayed or highlighted in playback mode will be locked.Thisframe

    All

    frames

    Marked

    frames

    To lock or unlock multiple files. When this setting is chosen, the frame-selec-tion screen will be displayed. Move the controller left and right to highlight thefile to be locked. Moving the controller up will mark the file with the lock indi-cator. To unlock a file, highlight it with the yellow border and move the con-troller down; the lock indicator will disappear. Continue until all the files to be

    locked are marked. Press the controller to lock the marked thumbnails, orpress the menu button to cancel the operation.

    All files on the memory card will be locked.

    Unlock all All files on the memory card will be unlocked.

    Single, multiple, or all files on the memory card can be locked in the advanced playback menu (p.

    65). The lock option has four settings:

    Images can be locked to prevent them from being deleted with the advanced playback menu.

    However, the formatting function (p. 82) will erase all files on a memory card whether locked or not.

    Important images should be locked.

    Locking multiple or all images

    Locking a single image

    Lock

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    70 PLAYBACK- ADVANCED OPERATION

    A maximum of 10 still images can be added to Favorites. These images are 640 X

    480 standard quality copies of the original image and are stored in the camera,

    not on the memory card. Favorites allow pictures from different memory card to

    be collected. The Favorites are protected from being viewed when the camera is

    simply turned on, see page 71.

    A single still image displayed or highlighted in the playback mode can be copied to favorites by

    selecting the add-to-favorite function in the main playback menu (p. 64). Movie clips or E-mail

    Copies cannot be added to Favorites.

    ADDING TO FAVORITES

    When the add-to-favorite icon is selected, the copy routine will begin

    and a screen will appear to indicate the image has been copied;

    press the controller to return to the menu. When the number of

    images copied exceeds 10, unable to copy message appears.

    Add

    Copied to Favorites.

    OK

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    Favorites cannot be viewed when the camera is simply turned on. This is to pro-

    tect your personal collection of images from the view of strangers.

    VIEWING FAVORITES

    Press the menu button to activate

    the main menu. Select the view-

    Favorites icon. The last Favoriteadded is displayed as well as the

    Favorites-mode indicator. If no

    Favorites are saved the no-image

    message appears.

    View

    View

    Favorites copy number /

    total number of Favorites copies

    With the c