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LCD Digital Camera
Loading Batteries (page 31)
Be sure to load the four AA size batteries that come with the camera before using it.
Press the battery compartment
lock on the bottom of the camera
(11111) to open the battery compart-
Load four batteries and close the battery compart-
ment cover (22222).
If you need help with
your camera, please
• Be sure to use alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH batteries. Never use manganese batteries.
INTRODUCTION Congratulations upon your selection of the QV-5500SX LCD Digital Camera. QUICK REFERENCE CONTENTS To get the most out of the QV-5500SX, be sure to carefully read this manual and follow the instructions contained in it. 2 QUICK REFERENCE 31 POWER SUPPLY Deleting Images (page 79) Using Batteries ........................................................... 31 9 FEATURES Using AC Power ......................................................... 33 12 PRECAUTIONS 36 SETTING THE CURRENT DATE
FEATURES FEATURES 2X or 4X zoom Macro Feature Movie and panorama images (pages 51, 53) Quick Shutter Movie Play Hold down the shutter button to record high-resolution includes a buffer images at a rate of one image per 0.5 second. that lets you capture images of Quick View events that View high-resolution images on the built-in monitor screen occurred before you pressed the at a rate of two frames per second. page 49 page 50 shutter release. A built-in function lets you combine up to nine images
PRECAUTIONS PRECAUTIONS Operating conditions Condensation About the camera’s backlight… Monitor Screen • This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging • When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or other- • The camera is equipped with a fluorescent light source to Recording from 0°C to 40°C. wise expose it to a sudden change of temperature, there is provide the back lighting for its LCD. The image shown on the monitor screen during recording is • Do not use or keep the camera in
GENERAL GUIDE UNPACKING IMPORTANT! The following illustrations show the names of each component, button and switch on the camera. Using the Soft Case • Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist whenever Keep the camera in its soft case to protect it when not in use. using the camera to protect against accidentally drop- ping it. Lens MEMORY card slot cover Flash • The supplied strap is intended for use with this cam- (page 27) (page 43) era only. Do not use for any other application. • Never
SWITCHING BETWEEN THE REC AND PLAY MODES GENERAL GUIDE Operation lamp Use the Function Switch to switch between the REC and Lamps REC Mode Screen PLAY Modes. • The power/card access lamp is lit Record Mode Pressing the MODE button while in the REC Mode displays whenever power is turned on, re- the Record Menu. Use [+] and [–] to bring the icon of the Lamp gardless of whether the monitor On Flashing REC function you want to the bottom of the dial, and then press Color screen is on or off. the shu
MONITOR SCREEN MONITOR SCREEN Pressing DISP causes various Screen when shutter is pressed half way Recording Mode Playback Mode indicators to appear on the Flash Mode ( ) monitor screen. If the monitor Self-timer Recording Mode Folder name screen is turned off, press DISP Protect indicator Pages to turn on the monitor screen. Macro mode Zoom factor indicator To turn off the monitor screen, press the DISP button the re- Mode Flash Mode Folder name Auto Focus Frame quired number of times. You (
MEMORY CARDS MEMORY CARDS • Formatting is recommended for any memory card that you Memory Card Precautions Memory Card Folder Precautions Formatting a Memory Card suspect contains corrupted image data (due to a DE- You can format a memory card to delete all of the data • Images cannot be recorded with this camera unless a CODE ERROR, strange image colors, malformed images) • Folders (directories) are automatically created if the card stored on it. memory card is installed in it. or newly purch
POWER SUPPLY POWER SUPPLY • Always be sure to use the AD-C620 AC adap- Auto Power Off Power Save Settings Using AC Power tor only. Using any other AC adaptor can cause (Battery Powered Operation Only) The settings described below let you specify sleep and auto Use the optional AC adaptor (AD-C620) to power the cam- damage to the camera not covered by the war- power off trigger times that help to conserve valuable battery era from standard AC power. ranty. Power automatically turns off whenever y
RECORDING SETTING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME RECORDING To select the date format Using the Shutter Button Basic Recording Operation The following steps describe how to operate the shutter but- The following describes the basic operation for recording Example: May 12, 1999 ton so that Auto Focus has a chance to focus the image. images. You can select any one of the following formats for the above 1. Press the shutter button about half way. 1. Slide the Function date: 99/5/12, 12/5/99, 5/12/99. RE
RECORDING RECORDING 2. While keeping the shut- 1. Slide the Function Switch to REC. Using Focus Lock Using Quick Shutter ter button depressed Normally, Auto Focus automatically focuses on the object Pressing the shutter button sequentially records images at 2. On the Record menu (page 59), select “Record half way, move the cam- that is inside the Auto Focus Frame. Focus lock is a tech- 0.5-second intervals (when flash is turned off). You can use Options 1” and then turn on “Quick Shutter”. era a
RECORDING RECORDING • The figures in the left are approximations only. The actual Resolution Settings Exposure Compensation number of images depends on image subject matter. The camera has four resolution modes: Super Fine ( ), Fine Use the procedure under “Record Menu” on page 59 for This camera features an program AE function that automati- ( ), Normal ( ), Economy ( ). details on changing the resolution modes. cally changes shutter speed and aperture in accordance • To determine the number of
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS IMPORTANT! Using the Zoom Feature Using the Macro Feature Manual Focus • The focus range for Auto Focus depends on the digital The zoom feature lets you move in closer on subjects that With the macro feature, you can record close up images of Manual Focus lets you manually adjust the focus of an im- zoom setting as shown below. are located far from the camera. You can select either 2X or subjects locate only 10cm (3.9˝) from the lens. age. 4X
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS IMPORTANT! 3. Compose the image and then record it. Panorama Recording Night Scene Mode • Flash is disabled during movie recording. • The right edge of the previous image you recorded re- With panorama recording you record a series of images and The Night Scene Mode is for recording images in dark areas. • Movie images that are uploaded to a personal com- mains on the monitor screen, so you can align it cor- then link them to create a single p
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 3. Press · . 4. Compose the image and then record it. Using the Self-timer Using the Timer • Each press of · cycles through the macro and • When the start time you set is reached, the operation You can use the self-timer for either of the two following re- You can use the timer to perform any one of the following self-timer settings in the following sequence: SELF- lamp lights and image recording starts. cording operatio
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 5. Make the setting. 4. Keeping the camera pointed at the white sheet To make Record Menu settings Performing Manual White Balance of paper, press DISP to make the manual white • If you want to change other settings, repeat steps 4 Certain lighting conditions can cause Auto white balance to balance settings. 1. Slide the Function Switch to REC. and 5. take a very long time or can result in a limitation of the ad- • After you make the Record Men
PLAYBACK PLAYBACK PLAYBACK The following describes the different techniques that you can NOTES • To enlarge the movie image so it fills the entire moni- Playing Back a Movie use to playback recorded images. tor screen, press DISP. Pressing the DISP again re- • Sliding the Function Switch to PLAY immediately after Use the following operation to play back a movie that was turns the image to its original small size. recording an image displays the image you just re- recorded using the operation und
PLAYBACK PLAYBACK 4. Select “Tools” “Group” “Panorama”. To ungroup panorama images Using Zoom Regrouping Panorama Images The following operation lets you magnify an image to twice Transferring a panorama to a personal computer causes its 1. Perform steps 1 through 3 under “ To re-group images to become ungrouped. If you download the pan- its normal size. Note that you can zoom only a single still panorama images” on page 69. image. orama back to the camera, you will be unable to play it back a
PLAYBACK PLAYBACK 1. Slide the Function Switch to PLAY. To turn the screen saver on and off Screen Saver The screen saver function automatically activates Slide 2. Press MENU. 1. Slide the Function Switch to PLAY. Show (which automatically scrolls through images) when- ever you do not perform any operation for about five minutes 3. Select “View” “Slide Show”. 2. Press MENU. in the Playback Mode. This protects the camera’s monitor screen and the screen of a connected TV against “burn in” of 4.
IMAGE PROTECTION IMAGE PROTECTION Use the following operations when you want to protect im- To Protect and Unprotect All Images on the To Protect and Unprotect a Single Image To Protect and Unprotect Folders ages against accidental deletion. A protected image cannot Memory Card be deleted until it is unprotected. You can protect and unprotect a single specific image, all the image in a particu- 1. Slide the Function Switch to PLAY. IMPORTANT! 1. Perform steps 1 through 3 under “To Protect lar
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