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urg_00962.book Page 1 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM
Installing the software
Before connecting any cables, install the software
that was included with your camera. Follow the
After installing the software, return to this user guide.
Loading and charging the battery
Battery Charging light:
• Blinking: charging
• Steady: finished charging
See the Extended user guide www.kod
ENGLISH urg_00962.book Page 2 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Using other charging accessories First, turn OFF the camera. The charging light blinks during charging and stays steady when the battery is fully charged. KODAK USB Cable and a Battery Charging light USB computer port Ensure that the USB cable is connected to a powered USB port and the computer is turned on (not in sleep mode). KODAK 5V AC Adapter (May be sold separately.) See the Extended user guide www.kodak.com/go/m420s
urg_00962.book Page 3 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Turning on the camera Setting the language and date/time Language: to change. to accept. OK Date/Time: At the prompt, press OK. to change current field. for previous/next field. OK (press) OK to accept. See the Extended user guide www.kodak.com/go/m420support www.kodak.com/go/m420support 3 ENGLISH
ENGLISH urg_00962.book Page 4 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Taking a picture Slide the Mode switch to Smart Capture. 1 Compose the picture. Press the Shutter button halfway to focus and set exposure. 2 When the framing marks turn green, press the Shutter button completely down. Framing marks To learn more about Smart Capture and other modes, see page 11. See the Extended user guide www.kodak.com/go/m420support 4 www.kodak.com/go/easysharecenter
urg_00962.book Page 5 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Reviewing pictures/videos Press the Review button to enter/exit Review. View previous/next picture/video. OK Play a video. Review See the Extended user guide www.kodak.com/go/m420support www.kodak.com/go/m420support 5 ENGLISH
ENGLISH urg_00962.book Page 6 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Transferring pictures/videos 1 Turn on the camera. 2 Connect a KODAK USB Cable, Model U-8. See the Extended user guide www.kodak.com/go/m420support Purchase accessories www.kodak.com/go/m420accessories 6 www.kodak.com/go/easysharecenter
urg_00962.book Page 7 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Getting help from your camera You want the most from your camera. You want to understand: ■ What it can do for you ■ And how to take the best possible pictures and videos Great news! Your camera offers a built-in Help system. It describes every setting for every menu choice. If you learn nothing else about your camera, learn how to use on-camera Help. Because the more you know your camera, the more confident you become. Press the M
ENGLISH urg_00962.book Page 8 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Keep learning about your camera! Congratulations! You have: • set up your camera • taken pictures • transferred pictures to your computer Keep learning! Finish reading this book, so you can take and share your best pictures! Visit www.kodak.com/go/m420support: • the extended user guide • interactive troubleshooting and repairs • interactive tutorials • FAQs • downloads • accessories • printing information • product reg
urg_00962.book Page 9 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Front View 5 1 2 3 4 9 6 7 8 1 Shutter button 6 Lens/Lens cover 2 Power button 7 DC-In (5V) 3 Flash button 8 Microphone 4 Self-timer/AF Assist light 9 Flash www.kodak.com/go/m420support 9 ENGLISH
ENGLISH urg_00962.book Page 10 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Back View 1 2 3 4 5 6 11 10 9 7 8 1 LCD 6 Share button 2 Zoom (Telephoto/Wide Angle) button 7 Review button 3 Delete, Menu, Info buttons 8 SD/SDHC Card/Battery compartment 4 Strap post 9 USB/AV Out 5 , OK button 10 Speaker 11 Tripod socket 10 www.kodak.com/go/easysharecenter
urg_00962.book Page 11 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM 1 Doing more with your camera Slide the Mode switch to the mode that best suits your subjects and surroundings. Mode switch Use this mode For General picture taking—it offers excellent image quality and ease Smart Capture of use. You can choose the best picture size and aspect ratio for your needs—just press the Menu button and choose Picture Size. Video Capturing video with sound. Scene Point-and-shoot simplicity when taking pict
urg_00962.book Page 12 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Doing more with your camera Using Scene (SCN) modes Choose a Scene mode—for great pictures in practically any situation! 1 Slide the Mode switch to SCN. 2 Press to view scene mode descriptions. 3 Press OK to choose a Scene mode. SCN mode For Program Advanced picture taking—allows more access to manual settings. Portrait Full-frame portraits of people. Sport Subjects that are in motion. Landscape Distant scenes. Close-up Close range.
urg_00962.book Page 13 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Doing more with your camera SCN mode For Snow Bright snow scenes. Fireworks Fireworks. Place the camera on a steady surface or tripod. Self-Portrait Close-ups of yourself. Assures proper focus and minimizes red eye. Night Portrait Reduces red eye of people in night scenes or low-light conditions. Night Landscape Distant scenery at night. Flash does not fire. Panning Capturing the illusion of motion; subject is sharp, background is blu
urg_00962.book Page 14 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Doing more with your camera Using the flash Press the flash button repeatedly to scroll through flash modes. The current flash mode is shown in the LCD status area. Flash modes Flash fires Auto When the lighting conditions require it. Fill (Flash On) Every time you take a picture, regardless of the lighting conditions. Use when the subject is in shadow or is “backlit” (when the light is behind the subject). In low light, hold the
urg_00962.book Page 15 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Doing more with your camera Using shortcuts Your camera has a clean, uncluttered interface. For quick access to the most popular capture and review functions: 1 Press the Info button. The shortcuts appear. 2 Press to access functions like Exposure Compensation, Self-timer, and Auto focus. (You’ll see different functions in different modes.) 3 Press to choose a setting. To hide the shortcuts again, press . Shortcuts Press to show
urg_00962.book Page 16 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Doing more with your camera Using the menu button to change settings You can change settings to get the best results from your camera. NOTE: Some modes offer limited settings. Some settings remain until you change them; others, until you change modes or turn off the camera. 1 Press the Menu button. 2 Press to highlight a tab: ■ Capture/Video for the most common picture/video-taking settings ■ Setup for other camera settings 3 Press
urg_00962.book Page 17 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM 2 Working with pictures/videos Deleting pictures/videos 1 Press the Review button. 2 Press for previous/next picture/video. 3 Press the Delete button. 4 Follow the screen prompts. Viewing pictures as thumbnails 1 Press the Review button. The camera shows the last picture that was taken. 2 Press the Wide Angle (W) button to view pictures/videos as thumbnails. (Press it again to see more, smaller thumbnails.) 3 To see a single pictu
urg_00962.book Page 18 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Working with pictures/videos Using KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology helps ensure better, brighter pictures. PERFECT TOUCH Technology is automatically applied to pictures taken in Smart Capture mode. (You cannot apply PERFECT TOUCH Technology to videos, panoramic pictures, or pictures to which PERFECT TOUCH Technology is already applied.) 1 Press the Review button, then for previous/next picture. 2 Pr
urg_00962.book Page 19 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM Working with pictures/videos Understanding the review icons Print tag/number of prints Protected Email tag Video duration Picture/Video number Select picture Shortcuts* Add text tag View multi-up Play video Battery level Upload tag Date stamp Favorite tag Text tag name * For more about shortcuts, see page 15. www.kodak.com/go/m420support 19
urg_00962.book Page 20 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:02 PM 3 Share your stories! A thousand ways to tell a story... and each begins with a picture. How do you tell yours? Photo gifts Digitally Prints • EASYSHARE Digital Picture Frame • 4 x 6 pictures • Cards • Enlargements, posters • Calendars • HDTV devices • Collages • Email • Mugs • Photo books • Ties ...and much more! • Shirts 20 www.kodak.com/go/easysharecenter
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