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To ensure the best performance from
your camera, please read the Operating
Manual before using the camera.
e01_kb338_OFC_IFC_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:31 PM Page 2 Thank you for buying the Pentax Optio 550 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 cam- era’s capabilities. Regarding copyrights Images taken using the Optio 550 that are for anything other than personal enjoyment cannot be used without permission according to the rights a
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 1 FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA 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 Warning user may experience serious difficulties if the warnings are not heeded. These symbols indicate that it is possible that the Caution user may experience minor or middling difficulties or physical
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 2 Care to be Taken During Handling • Do not clean the product with organic solvents such as thinner or alcohol benzene. • Places of high temperature and humidity should be avoided. Particular care should be taken regarding vehicles, which can become very hot inside. • Storing the camera where pesticides and chemicals are handled should be avoided. Remove from case and store in a well-ventilated place to prevent the camera from becoming moldy durin
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 3 To users of this camera • There is a possibility that recorded data may be erased or that the camera may not function correctly when used in surroundings such as installations generating strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. • The liquid crystal panel used in the LCD display is manufactured using extreme- ly high precision technology. Although the level of functioning pixels is 99.99% or better, you should be aware that 0.01% or f
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 4 Contents FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA ·····················································1 Care to be Taken During Handling ···························································2 Contents ···································································································4 Contents of the Operating Manual ···························································7 Checking the Contents of the Package ······················
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 5 Setting the Sensitivity ·············································································49 Setting the Instant Review time (Instant Review) ··································50 Setting the Image Sharpness (Sharpness) ············································51 Setting the Color Saturation (Saturation) ···············································52 Setting the Image Contrast (Contrast) ··········································
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 6 Viewing Images with your PC ·······································································104 About the included software ·································································104 System environment ············································································104 Installing the software ··········································································105 Displaying and copying images using ACDSee™ ····
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 7 Contents of the Operating Manual This Operating manual contains the following chapters. Getting Started 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. Quick Start This chapter explains the simplest way to take pictures and play back images. Use it if you want to start taking pictures straightaway. It also tells you how to use the SD Memor
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 8 Checking the Contents of the Package Battery charger Camera Lithium-ion battery (D-BC7) (∗) Optio 550 D-LI7 (Rechargeable) (∗) AV cable USB cable AC plug cord I-AVC7 (∗) I-USB7 (∗) D-C02 (∗) Software (CD-ROM) Strap 3D Image Viewer S-SW7 O-ST5 (∗) O-3DV1 Digital Camera Operating Manual To ensure the best performance from your camera, please read the Operating Manual before using the camera. Operating Manual this manual About items marked with (∗)
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 9 Name of Parts Front Remote control receiver Shutter release button Self-timer lamp Power switch Autofocus window Speaker Viewfinder Built-in flash Microphone Lens Back Viewfinder LCD monitor Strap lug Terminal cover USB/AV output terminal DC input terminal Battery lock lever Battery chamber/card cover Tripod socket 9
e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 10 Names of Operating Parts Diopter adjustment lever / button /DPOF button Power switch Shutter release button Mode dial Zoom / / button / button Playback button OK button Four-way controller () Display button Status lamp (green) Flash lamp (red) Menu/Fn button Guide indications A guide to available button operation is displayed on the LCD monitor during operation. The buttons are indicated as shown below. Four-way controller ( ) Zoom /
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 11 Getting Started Attaching the Strap Pass the narrow end of the strap through the strap lug and pass the other end through the loop. 11
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 12 Powering the Camera Charging Battery indicator To power outlet c x Battery charger z AC plug cord Charging the Battery When using the camera for the first time or when the [Battery depleted.] message is displayed, charge the battery. z Connect the AC plug cord to the battery charger. x Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet. c Place the battery in the charger with the label facing up. The charging indicator lights red while
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 13 x Battery chamber z card cover Battery Battery lock lever x Installing the Battery Install the battery provided. When using the camera for the first time, charge the battery before installing. z Slide the battery chamber/card cover in the direction indi- cated by the arrow to open the battery chamber/card cover. x Insert the battery with the label facing towards the lens while using the side of the battery to press the battery
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 14 Approximate Operating Time (when the D-LI7 battery is fully charged) Number of recordable images:Approx. 400 (when 50% shooting uses flash, LCD monitor ON) Playback time :Approx. 210 min. * The description above is based on Pentax measuring conditions and may vary depending on capture mode and shooting conditions. Caution Generally, battery performance is temporarily deteriorate as temperature decreases. When the camera is use
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 15 AC adapter To power outlet v z Terminal cover c x AC plug cord Using the AC Adapter (optional) If you intend to use the LCD monitor for a long time or connect the camera to a PC, use of the AC adapter D-AC7 (optional) is recom- mended. z Make sure that the camera is turned off and opening the terminal cover. x Connect the DC terminal on the AC adapter to the DC input terminal on the camera. c Connect the AC plug cord to the AC a
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 16 Installing the SD Memory Card/ MultiMediaCard SD Memory Card/ Battery chamber/ MultiMediaCard card cover MultiMediaCards and the SD Memory Card can be used with this camera. Captured images or recorded voice are recorded on the SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard. Make sure that the camera is turned off before inserting or removing the SD Memory Card/ MultiMediaCard. z Open the battery chamber/card cover. x Rotate the card with the su
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 17 Precautions When Using a SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard • Make sure that the camera is turned off before opening the battery cham- ber/card cover. Write-pro- • The SD Memory Card is equipped with a write-protect switch. tect switch Setting the switch to [LOCK] protects the existing data by pro- hibiting recording of new data, deletion of existing data or for- matting of the card. • The SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard formatted by
Getting Started e02_kb338_001_023_41e.qk 3/17/03 3:33 PM Page 18 Turning the Camera On and Off Power switch z z Press the power switch. The camera will turn on. When the camera is turned on the lens cover opens and the lens extends. Press the power switch again to turn the camera off. Card Check When the camera is turned on, it auto- 000 000 matically performs a card check. If no SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard has been inserted, appears on the LCD moni- tor. 1/250 1/250 02/20/2003 02/20/2003 A
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