Kodak DC240 user manual

User manual for the device Kodak DC240

Device: Kodak DC240
Size: 8,33 MB
Date of adding : 2013-03-20 15:19:56
Number of pages: 104
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KODAK DC240/DC280 Zoom Digital Camera
User’s Guide
Visit Kodak on the World Wide Web at www.kodak.com

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©Eastman Kodak Company, 1999 Kodak, and Photolife, are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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Table of Contents 1 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Preparing to Take Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Loading Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Checking Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 Customizing Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Adjusting the Camera Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Adding a Border to Your Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Capturing in Black-and-White, Sepia Tone, or Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Adjusting the Picture Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Adjusting

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Setting an Exposure Compensation Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Setting an Effect Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Setting an Auto ISO Default (DC280 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 6 Installing Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Windows-Based System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Macintosh System Requirements . .

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8 Tips and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Connecting with Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Communicating with the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Adjusting Your Monitor for Better Viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Getting Better Results from Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Troubleshooti

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1 Getting Started 1 Congratulations on your purchase of the new 1.3 megapixel KODAK DC240 Zoom Digital Camera (DC240) or 2.0 megapixel KODAK DC280 Zoom Digital Camera (DC280)—the cameras that take pictures digitally, without the use of film. With your new camera, picture taking and print making have never been easier or faster. The possibilties are endless. Here is just a few examples of what you can do with your camera:  Take digital pictures in unbelievable detail, color, and sharpn

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Preparing to Take Pictures Before you start taking pictures with your camera, you first need to install the batteries or connect a Kodak-specified AC adapter for power, and insert a KODAK Picture Card (camera memory card) into the camera. Loading Batteries Your camera uses four AA batteries to power the camera. For your convenience, two sets of batteries are included with your camera: four alkaline batteries, and four Ni-MH rechargeable batteries with battery charger. The alkaline batterie

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Checking Batteries So you are never caught with dead batteries, your camera indicates the power level of the batteries, in the form of a battery status symbol, which appears in the Status Display when you turn on the camera. For information on guidelines for battery usage, see page 91. 1 1 Set the Mode dial to Capture, Review, or Camera Settings. The battery status symbol is not visible if you set the camera to Connect. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. 3 Check t

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Using the Battery Charger To ensure that you have a constant supply of freshly charged batteries, a battery charger and four AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are provided with some DC240/DC280 cameras. These batteries need to be charged before using and take up to eight hours to fully charge. So you are always prepared to take pictures, keep one set of rechargeable batteries in the camera, and an extra set charged, ready for use. You can purchase additional KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Batterie

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CARD OPEN Using an AC Adapter If you are taking pictures indoors or when the camera is connected to a computer, you may want to use a Kodak-specified AC adapter to help conserve battery power. It is important to use only a Kodak-specified AC adapter with your DC240/DCD280 camera. If you do not have a Kodak- specified AC adapter, you can purchase one as an accessory. For details 1 about available accessories, ask your dealer of Kodak products, or visit our Website at http://www.kodak.com/go/a

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Inserting a Camera Memory Card Your camera comes with a KODAK Picture Card (camera memory card), that is used to store pictures you take with the camera. The camera memory card, also referred to as a CompactFlash card, is removable and reusable for easy storage and transfer of your pictures. Before you can take pictures, you need to insert a camera memory card into the camera. You can purchase additional KODAK Picture Cards as an accessory. For details about available accessories, ask you

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Setting the Clock on Your Camera Your camera has a built-in clock that maintains the date and time in a 24-hour format. The camera clock needs to be set if you plan to use the Date Stamp feature, which imprints the date on your picture. For information on using the Date Stamp feature, see page 19. 1 1 Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. The main Camera Setup screen appears. 3 Press a button until the / icon is highlighted. 4 Pr

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Adjusting the LCD Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the color LCD to suit your particular needs. 1 Set the Mode dial to Camera Setup. You can set the Mode dial to any setting you want as long as there is an image in the LCD screen to adjust the brightness level. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. The main Camera Setup screen appears. 3 Use the dial on the bottom of the camera to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen to the brightness level you want.

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2 Taking Pictures 2 Your camera makes taking pictures fun. Just set the camera to Capture and you are on your way to creating great pictures. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. With the camera you can:  Preview the picture before it is taken.  Automatically lock the focus on the subject when you press the SHUTTER button.  Zoom in closer on your subject.  View the picture you just took.  Vary the flash settings to give you control over the type of flash needed for specifi

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Previewing a Picture Before it is Taken If you want to see what a picture looks like before you take it, you can preview the image on the LCD on the back of your camera. The live image that appears is very helpful for framing your subject, especially when using the Close-Up, Digital Zoom, and Border features. If you want to take pictures in black and white or sepia tone, or to highlight text, Preview can help you make that decision. With Preview, batteries are easily drained, so use a Koda

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OPEN CARD - + DC IN VIDEO OUT Pressing the Shutter Button Taking pictures is a snap with your camera. The SHUTTER button on your camera locks in the auto focus and takes the picture. 1 Set the Mode dial to Capture. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. 3 Center the subject using the guide 2 marks in the viewfinder, or turn on Preview (page 10) and use the LCD to frame your subject. 4 Press the SHUTTER button half-way down to lock in the camera auto focus. The camer

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Zooming in on Your Subject With a touch of a button you can zoom from Wide Angle, which gives you more of the surrounding area in pictures, to TelePhoto, which brings the subject in closer. 1 Set the Mode dial to Capture. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. 3 Press the ZOOM control. When you look through the viewfinder, the subject appears closer as you press the T ZOOM button, and farther away as you press the W T W ZOOM button. Zooming in Even Closer If you nee

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Viewing the Picture Just Taken You can view a picture seconds after it is taken with a touch of a button. It is a handy way to check if your subject was positioned correctly. 1 Set the Mode dial to Capture. 2 Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera. 3 Press the SHUTTER button to take a 2 picture. 4 Press the button. The picture just taken appears in the LCD for several seconds with the delete icon above the button. If you want to view the picture again, press the but

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4 Press a button until the / is highlighted. 5 Press the DO-IT button. The LCD displays the Quickview screen. The current setting is checked (). 6 Press a button until ON / is highlighted. 7 Press the DO-IT button. The main Menu screen reappears. The image appears for several seconds on the LCD in color unless you have turned on an effect, such as black and white or sepia tone, in which case the effect is applied to the displayed image. See page 24 for details.  Exposure Compensatio


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