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To ensure the best performance from
your camera, please read the Operating
Manual before using the camera.
Thank you for buying the Pentax Optio 230 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’s capabilities. Regarding copyrights Images taken using the Optio 230 that are for anything other than personal enjoyment cannot be used without permission according to the rights as specified in the Copyright Act. Please take care, a
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. Warning These symbols indicate that it is possible that the user may experience serious difficulties if the warn- ings are not heeded. Caution These symbols indicate that it is possible that the user may experience minor or middling difficulties or physical difficulties if the warnings are not heeded. Warni
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 during storage. • Do not use the camera where it may come
Contents FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA······························································1 Care to be Taken During Handling ···································································2 Contents ···········································································································3 Contents of the Operating Manual ···································································5 Checking the Contents of the Package ·········································
Changing the AF Area (Focusing Area)················································60 Setting the Light Metering Range to Determine the Exposure (AE Metering)··61 Setting the ISO Speed (ISO Speed) ·····················································62 Selecting the Color Mode (Color)··························································63 Setting the Instant Review Time (Instant Review)·································64 Setting the Sharpness (Sharpness)····································
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 CF card. ● Common Operations This chapter explains common o
Checking the Contents of the Package Camera Strap Software (CD-ROM) Optio 230 O-ST5 S-SW5 Video cable I-VC2 USB cable I-USB2 3D Image Viewer O-3DV1 Digital Camera Operating Manual To ensure the best performance from your camera, please read the Operating Manual before using the camera. Lithium battery Operating Manual CR-V3 this manual 6
Names of Parts Front Shutter release button Power switch Viewfinder Self-timer lamp/AF spot- beam Built-in flash USB/Video output terminal DC input terminal Terminal cover Lens Back Viewfinder LCD monitor Strap lug CF card cover Battery chamber cover Tripod socket 7
Names of Operating Parts /button / /button // Power switch Shutter release button Mode dial Zoom button Menu button OK button Four-way controller () Display button Status lamp Flash lamp Reverse 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 button (Only for digital zoom and magnified playback) Four-way controller ( ) Display button Four-way controller ( )
Getting Started Getting Started Attaching the Strap Pass the narrow end of the strap through the strap lug and pass the other end through the loop. 9
Getting Started Powering the Camera Inserting the Battery Insert the battery into the camera. When using the camera for the first time, insert a new battery. z Slide the battery chamber cover sideways and lift it up. x Insert the battery in the direction indicated by the (+) (–) marks inside the battery chamber. c Close the battery chamber cover and slide it back into place. • If you intend to use the camera for a long period, use of the AC memo adapter D-AC5 (optional) is recommended. ( p.12) C
Getting Started ● Approximate Operating Time (when new batteries are loaded) Number of recordable images LCD monitor LCD monitor Playback time ON OFF With the CR-V3 lithium 500 650 — flash fired AA lithium 400 450 — for 50% of AA NiMH 200 250 — the shots AA alkaline 100 200 — Without CR-V3 lithium 600 850 240 the flash AA lithium 450 650 180 AA NiMH 250 300 100 AA alkaline 150 300 30 * The above table is based on Pentax measuring conditions and may vary depending on capture mode and shooting con
Getting Started AC outlet 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-AC5 (optional) is recom- mended. z Make sure that the camera is turned off before 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 adapter. v Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet. When using the AC adapter, the battery level in
Getting Started Installing or removing the CF Card Captured images are recorded on the CompactFlash (CF) card. Make sure that the camera is turned off before inserting or remov- ing the CF card (optional). Installing the Card z Open the CF card cover. x Orient the card with the surface of the card having the symbol facing towards the lens and with the pin-connector edge of the card towards the slot and insert fully. c Close the CF card cover. Removing the Card z Open the CF card cover. x Press
Getting Started ● Approximate Number of Recordable Images and Recorded pixels/Quality levels Quality levels TIFF Best Better Good Movie images Recorded pixels ()( ) () 1600 × 1210 2 —— — — 1600 × 1200 — Approx. 14 Approx. 29 Approx. 64 — 1024 × 768 — Approx. 26 Approx. 53 Approx. 94 — 640 × 480 — Approx. 53 Approx. 94 Approx. 133 — 320 × 240 — —— — 2 • The above table indicates is the number of images when using a 16MB CF card. • The above table is based on standard shooting conditions specified
Getting Started Initial Settings Power switch Menu button Four-way controller OK button Display button If the initial settings screen appears when you turn the camera on, follow the procedure below to set the display language, Home Town, DST, video output format and current date and time. If the date and time appear at the bottom right of the LCD monitor when you turn the camera on for the first time, follow the instructions for “Changing the Date/Time” (p.104) to set the correct date and time.
Getting Started Setting the Home Town You can choose the city (Home Town) in Initial setting which you will use the camera. Language/ English NYC z Press the four-way controller ( NTSC ) to select the desired city MENU OK (Home Town). x Press the four-way controller ( ). The screen for setting the next item will be displayed. • See p.110 for the list of cities and corresponding code names. memo •You can change the setting after it has been made. Refer to “Setting the World Time” (p.106). Setting
Getting Started Setting the Video Output Format You can choose the output format (NTSC Initial setting or PAL) for taking or playing back pictures Language/ English using a TV monitor. NYC NTSC z Use the four-way controller ( ) MENU OK to select the video output format. The default setting is NTSC. x Press the OK button. The screen for setting the date and time will be displayed. •You can change the setting after it has been made. Refer to memo “Changing the Video Output Format” (p.105). Setting
Getting Started c Use the four-way controller ( ) Date Adjust to change the day and press the 04 / 23 / 2002 four-way controller ( ). 00 : 00 and will be DISP 12H/24H displayed above and below the year. MENU OK v Repeat Step c to change the Date Adjust [year] [hour] and [minutes]. 04 / 23 / 2002 00 : 00 DISP 12H/24H MENU OK b Use the Display button to select the Date Adjust 12-hour or 24-hour display format. 04 / 23 / 2002 n When you have finished the set- 11 : 00 PM tings, press the OK button
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