Pentax Optio A40 user manual

User manual for the device Pentax Optio A40

Device: Pentax Optio A40
Size: 4,87 MB
Date of adding : 2013-02-26 15:29:30
Number of pages: 215
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PENTAX Corporation 2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8639, JAPAN
(http://www.pentax.co.jp/)
PENTAX Europe GmbH (European Headquarters)
Julius-Vosseler-Strasse, 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY
(HQ - http://www.pentaxeurope.com)
(Germany - http://www.pentax.de)
PENTAX U.K. Limited PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, Berks
SL3 8PN, U.K.
(http://www.pentax.co.uk)
PENTAX France S.A.S. 112 Quai de Bezons, B.P. 204, 95106 Argenteuil Cedex, FRANCE
Digital Camera
(http://www.pentax.fr)
PENT

Summary of the content on the page No. 2

Thank you for purchasing this PENTAX Digital Camera. Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features and functions. Keep this manual safe, as it can be a valuable tool in helping you to understand all the camera capabilities. Regarding copyrights Images taken using this PENTAX Digital Camera that are for anything other than personal enjoyment cannot be used without permission according to the rights as specified in the Copyright Act. Please ta

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Using your camera safely Sufficient attention has been paid to the safety of this product but please pay particular attention to the warnings indicated by the following symbols during use. These symbols indicate that it is possible that the user Warning may experience serious personal injuries if the warnings are not heeded. These symbols indicate that it is possible that the user Caution may experience minor or medium personal injuries, or material losses if the warnings are not heeded. A

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Caution • Never try to disassemble or short the battery. Also, do not dispose of the battery in fire, as it may explode. • Do not charge any batteries other than the rechargeable lithium-ion battery D- LI8. The battery could explode or catch fire. • Do not place your finger on the flash when it is discharging as there is a risk of burns. • Do not discharge the flash while it is touching your clothing as there is a risk of discoloring. • If any leakage from the battery should come in contact

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• Do not disassemble or modify the product. This can cause a fire or electrical shock. • If the generation of smoke or strange odor from the product or other abnormality occurs, immediately discontinue using and consult a PENTAX Service Center. Continuing to use the product can cause a fire or electrical shock. • If water should happen to get inside the product, consult a PENTAX Service Center. Continuing to use the product can cause a fire or electrical shock. • If thunderstorm should be

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Care to be Taken During Handling • Take the Worldwide Service Network listing that is included in the package with you when traveling. This will be useful if you experience problems abroad. • When the camera has not been used for a long time, confirm that it is still working properly, particularly prior to taking important pictures (such as at a wedding or during traveling). Contents of a recording such as images and sounds cannot be guaranteed if recording, playback or data transfer from

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• If the camera is subjected to rapid temperature changes, condensation may form on the inside and outside of the camera. Therefore put the camera in a bag or plastic bag, and take the camera out when the difference in temperature has subsided. • Avoid contact with garbage, dirt, sand, dust, water, toxic gases, salt, etc. as this may cause damage to the camera. If rain or drops of water get onto the camera, please wipe dry. • Refer to “Precautions When Using an SD Memory Card” (p.25) regard

Summary of the content on the page No. 8

Contents Using your camera safely ................................................................................ 1 Care to be Taken During Handling ..................................................................4 Contents of the Operating Manual ...................................................................9 Quick Lessons in Mastering the Camera .......................................................10 Checking the Contents of the Package................................................

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Taking Pictures of Dark Scenes (Night Scene Mode)....................................77 Reducing Camera Shake and Blurring in Pictures (Digital SR Mode) ...........78 Taking Movies (Movie Mode)......................................................................... 79 Taking Pictures in Frame Composite mode...................................................81 Using the Self-timer .......................................................................................83 Continuous Shooting (Conti

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Playing Back an Image Using the Remote Control Unit (optional) ..............145 Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)................................................................146 Printing Single Images .................................................................................146 Printing All Images....................................................................................... 148 Direct Printing Using PictBridge.................................................................

Summary of the content on the page No. 11

Contents of the Operating Manual This operating manual contains the following chapters. 1 Getting Started ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1 This chapter explains what you need to do after purchasing the camera before you start taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions. 2 Quick Start –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2 This chapter explains the simplest way to take pictures and play back images. Use it if you want to start taking pictures straightaway.

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Quick Lessons in Mastering the Camera If you wish to master the camera quickly after purchasing the .... Go through all the basic operations from preparation, photo-taking and reviewing as shown below. (For the operating instructions, see the pages in parenthesis.) Check the package. (p.12) Prepare the camera. Attach the strap. (p.15) Power the camera. Charge (p.17) and install the battery. (p.16) Install the SD Memory Card. (p.23) Make the initial settings. (p.29-32) Mastering the shutter

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Let’s use the menus. Set menu items. (p.45-46) Select the recorded pixels and quality level for still pictures. (p.95-97) Just by selecting icons, you can activate desired modes for image capture or editing. Let’s use the Mode Palettes. Select icons on the Mode Palettes. (p.50-52) Let’s select a mode for capturing images. Auto Picture Mode (p.61) Picture modes (p.67-76) For availability of functions for each Let’s use shooting functions. Capture Mode, see Self-timer (p.83) p.194. Zoom (p

Summary of the content on the page No. 14

Checking the Contents of the Package Camera Strap Software (CD-ROM) Optio A40 O-ST20 (∗) S-SW68 AV cable USB cable Rechargeable I-AVC7 (∗) I-USB7 (∗) lithium-ion battery D-LI8 (∗) Battery charger AC plug cord Operating Manual D-BC8 (∗) (this manual) Operating Manual Quick Guide (PC Connection Manual) Items marked with an asterisk (∗) are also available as optional accessories. The Battery Charger D-BC8 is only available as a kit including the AC plug cord and is not sold as a separate item. Fo

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Names of Parts Front Shutter release button Power switch, Power indicator (green) Shake Reduction preview button Flash Self-timer Remote control lamp/Auxiliary receiver AF light Microphone Strap lug Lens Terminal cover Back Access lamp Battery/card cover LCD monitor Tripod socket Speaker 13

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

Names of Operating Parts Shake Reduction preview button Power switch Zoom button Q Playback button Four-way controller DC input terminal PC/AV terminal OK/Display button Green/i button MENU button Four-way controller In this operating manual, the four-way controller is described as shown below. Four-way controller (2) g Four-way controller (5) OK q b Four-way controller (3) MODE Four-way controller (4) Button operation guide The button operation guide appears at the bottom of the LCD monitor

Summary of the content on the page No. 17

Getting Started Getting Started Attaching the Strap 1 Pass the narrow end of the strap through the strap lug and pass the other end through the loop on the end of the strap. 15

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Getting Started Powering the Camera 1 1 3 2 Battery 1 2 Battery lock lever Installing the Battery Install the battery provided with the camera. 1 Open the battery/card cover. Slide the battery/card cover in the direction 1 . The cover will automatically 2 open in the direction when you release your fingers from the cover. 2 Insert the battery with the 2 symbol facing toward the LCD monitor while using the side of the battery to press the battery lock lever in the direction indicated by the a

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Getting Started 3 Charging indicator While charging: Lights red Charging finished: 1 2 Lights green To power outlet 1 Battery charger AC plug cord Charging the Battery Use the battery charger to charge the battery before installing it in the camera for the first time or after a long period of non-use, or when the message [Battery depleted] appears. Note: AC plug cord “Listed, Type SPT-2 or NISPT-2, 18/2 flexible cord, rated 125 V, 7A, minimum 6ft (1.8m)” 1 Connect the AC plug cord to the b

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Getting Started • Do not use the battery charger D-BC8 to charge batteries other than D-LI8 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, as the charger may overheat or be damaged. • If the battery is inserted correctly but the charging indicator fails to 1 light, the battery may be faulty. Replace it with a new battery. • Storing the battery with full charge may cause battery performance to deteriorate. Do not store batteries especially in places of high temperature. When the battery is left within


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