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Important Safety Information
Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera.                                               ...
Important Safety Information
                     CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not   ■ I...
Contents
       Before    012   Checking the Contents of the Package                                    034
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           053   Using the Menu                         066   Using the CUSTOM2 MENU
           053     Using the...
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     Using    080   Using the best programmed exposure, P                    Using the   098   Using the Built-in...
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                  116   Deleting Images                                      How to Make     138   Setting the Pr...
Feature
● The 14.60 effective Megapixel of SAMSUNG digital camera sensor.
  (High dynamic range.)                         ...
Understanding illustrated icons used in this user guide
Please read this basic information thoroughly before you start usi...
Contents of the Operating Manual
This operating manual contains the following chapters.

1. Before Starting to Take a Pict...
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Before Starting to
                                                        012   Checking the Contents of the Package
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Checking the Contents of the Package
Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The conten...
Names of Working Parts
Front & Top


                      Green Button                    Flash Button
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Names of Working Parts
Rear


                Self-Timer lamp / Remote control receiver            Exposure Compensation /...
Names of Working Parts
 Quick reference guide
 Front                                                                      ...
Charging and Inserting the Battery
Charging the Battery                                                            ● If th...
Charging and Inserting the Battery
Inserting the Battery                               3. Close the Battery cover and rota...
Charging and Inserting the Battery
Battery Level Indicator                                                                ...
Inserting the Memory Card
■ SD / SDHC memory card and Multi Media Card can be used with this        ● Do not remove the Me...
Inserting the Memory Card
Precautions When Using the Memory Card                                                 ● Avoid u...
Turning the Camera On and Off
 1. Move the main switch to the ON                                                      Usin...
Setting the Language and Date Information
The first time the camera is turned on after purchasing, the [INITIAL SETTINGS]  ...
Starting Basic Shooting
                                                                             024   Attaching and r...
Attaching and removing the lens
For additional use of lenses, please check lenses available to be used at       4. Remove ...
Correct methods of holding the camera
How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures.                         ●...
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Turning On the OIS Function                                                             ...
LCD Monitor Indications
The following indicators appear on the LCD monitor depending on the status of               Detail...
LCD Monitor Indications
Capture Mode
Press the INFO button in capture mode to display the capture function settings   1. S...
LCD Monitor Indications
Playback Mode
Press the INFO button in playback mode to display the image information             ...
LCD Monitor Indications
Histogram Display                                                                                ●...
Viewfinder Indications
Capture Mode
When the power is turned on, the current setting values appears in the viewfinder as soo...
LCD Panel Indications
The following information appears in the LCD panel on top of the camera.




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Using the full automatic program mode
Auto mode helps users take a picture in very easy steps with correct exposure   4. P...
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  1. 1. Important Safety Information Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera. WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not ■ Prior to using this camera, please read this user manual thoroughly. WARNING avoided, could result in death or serious injury. ■ When you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and the ■ Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or infants. cause of the camera malfunction (such as battery, Memory card etc.) to the Positioning the flash too close to your subject’s eyes, may cause eyesight damage. After Sales centre. ■ When taking photographs, never point the lens of the camera directly into very ■ To avoid disappointment please ensure that your camera is operating strong light. properly well before you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important This may result in permanent damage to your eyesight event). Samsung Cameras take no responsibility for any loss or damages ■ For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of reach of children that may result from camera malfunction. or infants to prevent accidents e.g.: • Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft • Swallowing batteries or small camera accessories. If an accident should occur, Corporation incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. please consult a doctor immediately. • All brand and product names appearing in this manual are registered trademarks • There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts. of their respective companies. ■ Batteries and camera may become hot during prolonged use which may result • Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. in camera malfunction. Should this be the case, allow the camera to sit idle for a • Pictures used in this user guide are to help users understand products and few minutes to allow it time to cool. the results may be different depending on the types of lenses or the shooting ■ Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures, such as environment. a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other places of extreme variations in temperature. Exposure to extreme temperatures may adversely affect the camera’s internal compo- DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not nents and could cause a fire. DANGER avoided, will result in death or serious injury. ■ When in use, do not cover the camera or AC Power Adapter. This may cause heat to build up and distort the camera body or cause a fire. ■ Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. This may result in fire, injury, electric shock or severe damage to you or your camera. Always use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area. Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre. ■ Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion. This may cause an ignition or explosion. ■ Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC Power Adapter). You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre. Do not continue to use the camera as this may cause a fire or electric shock. ■ Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera through access points e.g. the memory card slot and battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock. ■ Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a risk of electric shock. 001
  2. 2. Important Safety Information CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not ■ If liquid from the battery enters the eyes, wash it away immediately with CAUTION avoided, could result in death or serious injury. fresh water and consult a doctor. ■ Please use the batteries in appropriate ways referring to the following: It may cause loss of eyesight. Leaking, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury. ■ If any of the battery leakage should come in contact with skin or clothes, wash the affected areas thoroughly with water. • Use batteries with the correct specification for the camera. ■ If there is overheating in, or smoke from, the battery chamber, remove the • Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire. battery from the camera as soon as possible. • Do not insert the batteries with polarities reversed. When doing so, take care to avoid burns. And then contact your dealer or ■ Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Samsung Camera Service Centre. Do not touch the flash after using it continuously. It may cause burns. ■ The battery is expendable and its life is shortened through use. If the ■ If you are using the AC power adaptor be careful when moving the camera. battery capacity is reduced by half, purchase new one. After use, always switch off the camera before unplugging the adapter ■ After removing the batteries for about 30 days, the camera may be reset. from the wall socket. Then make sure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the cords or cables and cause a fire or electric shock. Precautions for Charger Usage ■ Only use the appropriate type of lenses recommended by your local ■ Only use the specified charger with this camera. SAMSUNG dealer. The charger, SBC-L6 is specified for this product. ■ Other chargers can cause fire or electric shock. Observe the power Precautions for Battery Usage specification. (100-240V only) ■ Only use specified batteries (SLB-1674) with this camera. ■ Only charge the specified rechargeable battery (SLB-1674). Use of other batteries can cause overheating or explosion. Failure to follow this instruction may cause fire, electric shock or malfunction. ■ Do not allow metallic or inflammable foreign objects to come into ■ Do not disassemble the charger. contact with the battery. It may cause fire, electric shock or malfunction. ■ Remove the battery when not planning to use the camera for a long period ■ If the charger smokes or overheats, stop using it immediately and contact of time. your dealer or Samsung Camera Service Centre as soon as possible. Otherwise the battery may leak corrosive electrolyte and permanently damage This may cause a fire or electric shock. the camera’s components. ■ If water gets inside the camera, stop using the camera and contact your ■ If there is overheating in, or smoke from, the battery chamber, remove the dealer or Samsung Camera Service Centre. battery from the camera as soon as possible. This may cause a fire or electric shock. When doing so, take care to avoid burns. Contact your dealer or Samsung Camera ■ If the lightning flashes or thunder fills the air, disconnect the power plug. Service Centre. It may cause breakage, fire or electric shock. ■ Do not disassemble the battery. ■ If there is dirt on the plug, clear the dirt. It may cause leakage or breakage. This may cause a fire. 002
  3. 3. Contents Before 012 Checking the Contents of the Package 034 034 Operating the shutter release button Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects 012 What are included in the package Starting to 013 Names of Working Parts 035 Adjusting the Viewfinder to Your Eyesight Take a Picture 013 Front & Top 035 036 Using the Zoom ring Using the Drive Mode 014 Rear 015 Quick reference guide 016 Charging and Inserting the Battery 016 Charging the Battery Getting a 038 Checking the Composition, Exposure, and Focus Before Shooting 017 Inserting the Battery Better Picture 038 Displaying the Digital Preview 018 Battery Level Indicator 018 Approximate Playback Time (Fully charged battery) by Using More 038 Using the Liveview function 019 Inserting the Memory Card Functions 039 040 Manual White Balance (Manual W.B.) Checking the focus 020 Precautions When Using the Memory Card 021 Turning the Camera On and Off 040 Using Autofocus 041 Selecting the Focusing Area (AF Point) 021 Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold 041 Setting the Focus Position in the Viewfinder Separately) 042 Fixing the Focus 022 Setting the Language and Date Information 043 Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus) 043 Using the Focus Indicator 044 Using the Viewfinder Matte Field Starting Basic 024 Attaching and removing the lens 045 Setting the Exposure Shooting 025 Correct methods of holding the camera 045 Effect of Shutter Speed and Effect of Aperture 026 OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) (Auto mode) 026 Turning On the OIS Function 045 Effect of Shutter Speed 045 Effect of the Aperture 026 Optical Image Stabilization 046 How to Check Depth of Field 027 LCD Monitor Indications 047 Selecting the Metering Method 027 While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial 047 Exposure Compensation 028 Capture Mode 048 AE-L with AF Locked 029 Playback Mode 049 Using the RAW button 030 Histogram Display 050 Using the Mirror Lock Up Function 031 Viewfinder Indications 051 Self-Timer Shooting 031 Capture Mode 052 Remote Control Shooting 032 LCD Panel Indications (Sold Separately) 033 Using the full automatic program mode 003
  4. 4. Contents 053 Using the Menu 066 Using the CUSTOM2 MENU 053 Using the MENU button 066 E-Dial in Program / Sv / Tv / Av / TAv / M / X / B 054 Using the CAPTURE MENU 066 Green Button in TAv&M 066 Use Aperture Ring 054 Picture Wizard 067 One-touch Bracketing 055 File Format 067 Bracketing Order 055 JPEG Size 067 Remaining Count 055 JPEG Quality 067 Release in Charging 056 Colour Space 068 Preview Method 056 Set RAW Button 068 Initial Zoom 056 Liveview 068 Auto Rotation 057 User Registration 068 Saving Rotation Info. 057 Interval Shooting 069 Select Battery 057 Extended Bracket 069 Light of Top LCD 058 Multi Exposure 069 Flash in Wireless Mode 059 Memory of Settings 069 Reset Custom2 059 OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) 060 Using the CUSTOM1 MENU 070 Using the SETUP MENU 070 Format 060 Link AF Point & AE 070 Beep 060 Superimpose AF Area 071 Date/Time 060 AF in remote control 071 Language/ 061 AF Button Function 071 Guide Display 061 AF by Press Halfway 072 LCD Brightness 061 Catch in Focus 072 LCD colour adjustment 062 EV Steps 072 Video Out 062 Metering Time 073 USB (Selecting an external device) 062 AE-L with AF Locked 073 Auto Power Off 062 Program Line 073 Folder Name 063 Auto EVC 074 Change File Name 063 Fine Tune when AWB 074 Sensor Cleaning 063 WB when using flash 075 Dust Removal 063 WB Adjustable Range 075 Dust Alert 064 Colour Temp. Unit 076 Pixel Mapping 064 Noise Reduction 076 AF fine adjustment 064 High Noise 076 Reset 064 ISO Display 065 ISO Steps 077 Using the PLAYBACK MENU 065 Set Max ISO Range 077 Exposure Warning 065 Reset Custom1 077 Quick View 078 Digital Preview 004 078 Digital Filter
  5. 5. Contents Using 080 Using the best programmed exposure, P Using the 098 Using the Built-in Flash (Program) mode Advanced 080 P (Automatic Program Exposure) Mode Flash 098 099 Selecting Flash Mode Using Auto Discharge Shooting 082 Shooting in the different exposure rates 100 Using Fill-in Flash Modes 082 Sv (Sensitivity Priority) Mode 100 101 Using Red-eye Reduction Flash Front curtain sync, Rear curtain sync 083 Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject 101 Daylight-Sync Shooting 083 Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode 102 Compensating Flash Output 084 Expressing the background out of focus 102 Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode 084 A Av (Aperture Priority) Mode 103 Using Slow-Speed-Sync 085 Using the automatic ISO setting mode 104 Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in 085 TA TAv (Shutter & Aperture Priority) Mode Flash 104 Calculating Aperture Value from Shooting Dis- 086 Using the manual mode to choose your own tance camera settings 104 Calculating Shooting Distance from Aperture 086 M (Manual) Mode Value 086 EV Bar 105 Using an External Flash (Sold Separately) 087 Shooting with long time shutter speed 105 About the LCD Panel Display for SEF-36PZF 087 B (Bulb) Mode 106 Using P-TTL Auto Mode 088 Using the external flash 106 Using High-Speed Flash Sync Mode 088 X (Flash X-Sync) Mode 107 Using in Wireless Mode 089 Saving your own exposure setting and using 107 Red-Eye Reduction the stored set value 108 Using the external flash sync terminal 089 User Mode 090 Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket) How to 110 Playing Back Still Pictures 092 Setting the Colour Temperature Temperatur 092 Setting the White Balance Playback the 110 111 Rotating Images Displaying Multiple Images 093 Adjusting the White Balance Manually Images 111 Selecting the Number of Images to Display 094 Fine-Tuning the White Balance 111 Displaying a Folder 096 Adjusting the sensitivity of the image sensor 112 Slideshow 096 Setting the Sensitivity Sensitivit 113 Digital Filters Filter 096 Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO 115 Converting RAW files to JPEG format 005
  6. 6. Contents 116 Deleting Images How to Make 138 Setting the Printing Service (DPOF) 116 116 Deleting a Single Image Deleting All Images a Photo Print 138 139 Printing Single Images Settings for All Images 117 Deleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Dis- 140 Printing Using PictBridge play) 140 Connecting the Camera to the Printer 117 Deleting Folders Folder 141 Printing Single Images 118 Deleting images taken with the RAW+ button 143 Printing All Images 119 Protecting Images from Deletion 144 Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings 119 Protecting a Single Image 144 Disconnecting the Cable from the Printer 119 Protecting All Images 120 Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment Appendix 146 Optional Accessories Using the 122 Software Notes 146 External Flash (SEF-54PZF / SEF-36PZF) Softwar Software 122 124 System Requirements Setting up the application software softwar 146 146 Camera Case Other Others 125 Starting PC mode 147 Troubleshooting 126 Removable Disk 152 Main Specifications 126 Downloading stored images 154 Glossar Glossary 127 Removing the removable disk 156 Index 127 Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista / /Vista 158 Correct Disposal of This Product 127 Setting up the USB Driver for MAC 127 Using the USB Driver for MAC 158 FCC notice 128 Samsung Master 128 Downloading images 130 Image viewer 131 Image edit 132 Movie edit 133 Using the Samsung RAW Converter 2.0 133 Developing the RAW files 134 Correcting the exposure exposur 135 Handling the JPEG/TIFF files as you edit RAW files 135 Saving the RAW files into JPEG or TIFF format 006
  7. 7. Feature ● The 14.60 effective Megapixel of SAMSUNG digital camera sensor. (High dynamic range.) The captured area (view angle) will differ between the GX-20 and 35mm SLR cameras even if the same lens is used because the ● Built-in Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) minimizes or prevents digital images format size for 35mm film and the sensor are different. from becoming blurred due to camera shake. Sizes for 35mm film and Size of Sensor ● Features an Auto-Focus sensor with 11 focusing points. The central 9 are wide cross area sensors. 35mm film: 36mm x 24mm GX-20 sensor: 23.4mm X 15.5mm ● Improved manual focusing using a viewfinder similar to a conventional 35 mm SLR camera, with 0.95x magnification. Also features a superimpose function in Angles of view being equal, the focal length of a lens used with a 35mm which the focus points on the viewfinder illuminate red. camera must be approximately 1.5 times longer than that of GX-20. ● Features a large 2.7-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a Brightness To get the equivalent angle of view for a full-frame 35mm camera, Adjusting function for high-precision viewing performance. divide the focal length of the 35 mm camera by 1.5. (When you use the GX-20 for shooting.) ● The Large, High-Resolution LCD Monitor and clear menus make the camera Easy to Operate. Example) To get the equivalent angle of view of a 150 ● The SP Coated Sensor minimises dust. Any Remaining dust can be removed mm lens on a full-frame 35mm camera, you with sensor clear function. will get “100,” dividing 150 by 1.5. ● You can select JPEG or RAW image format. Or you can select JPEG and RAW Use a 100mm lens with the GX-20. at the same time. The equivalent focal length on a full-frame 35 mm camera is calculated ● This is a Dustproof and Damp Proof camera for safe outdoor shooting. in a opposite way of calculation as follows: ● Features a Digital Preview function for checking the image to ensure that the Example) If 300mm lens is used with GX-20 desired result is achieved. 300x1.5=450 ● The comfort and flexibility of the continuous Liveview function directly on the LCD is available to users. Focal length is equivalent to 450mm lens on ● The Picture Wizard function enables you to adjust image before shooting. You a 35mm camera. can create the image you desire by adjusting the colour tone, saturation, and Calculation method used above is to help users understand contrast and so on. products and the results may be different depending on the types of lenses or the shooting environment. Calculated focal length value is based on the difference between the 35 mm film format and camera sensor in size. (GX-20 was used as standard to compare.) 007
  8. 8. Understanding illustrated icons used in this user guide Please read this basic information thoroughly before you start using the product. ▲ ◄ ► ▼ ( ), (▲▼), and (◄►) icons indicate the direction ( ) This icon indicates the program mode dial. buttons. (▲), (▼), (◄) or (►) icons indicates the each direction button. This “Note” symbol indicates information that supplements important points of the main text. ( ) This icon indicates the front dial. This “Warning” symbol advises users that failure to take or avoid a specific action could result in physical harm to the user or the hardware. ( ) This icon indicates the rear dial. 008
  9. 9. Contents of the Operating Manual This operating manual contains the following chapters. 1. Before Starting to Take a Picture 7. Using the Software Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the names of various Explains the editing software provided for your SAMSUNG digital camera. parts. 8. How to Make a Photo Print 2. Starting Basic Shooting (Auto mode) Explains how to make a photo print. This chapter gives a quick guidelines for the first time users to take a picture using the basic shooting mode. (Auto mode.) 9. Appendix Explains troubleshooting and introduces the special terms used in this 3. Getting a Better Picture by Using More Functions user guide. This chapter helps users achieve a better picture by learning how to get a camera’s angle of view, exposure, focusing the object, and so on. 4. Using Advanced Shooting Modes This chapter explains how to use the advanced shooting mode such as Tv (Shutter-Priority AE) mode, Av (Aperture-Priority AE) mode, and so on. 5. Using the Flash This chapter explains how to take a picture in a dark place using the flash. 6. How to Playback the Images Explains how to view or delete the picture images including how to view images in thumbnail view on the LCD monitor. 009
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  11. 11. Before Starting to 012 Checking the Contents of the Package 012 What are included in the package 013 Names of Working Parts Take a Picture 013 014 015 016 Front & Top Rear Quick reference guide Charging and Inserting the Battery Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the 016 Charging the Battery names of various parts. 017 Inserting the Battery 018 Battery Level Indicator 018 Approximate Playback Time (Fully charged battery) 019 Inserting the Memory Card 020 Precautions When Using the Memory Card 021 Turning the Camera On and Off 021 Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold Separately) 022 Setting the Language and Date Information
  12. 12. Checking the Contents of the Package Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. What are included in the package Hot shoe cover Eyecup Viewfinder cap Body mount cover USB cable (Installed on camera) (Installed on camera) (Installed on camera) Video cable Software (CD-ROM) Strap Rechargeable battery Charger (SBC-L6) (AD46-00159A) (SLB-1674) AC cord User’s Manual (AD68-01904A)/ Quick Guide (AD68-02661A) 012
  13. 13. Names of Working Parts Front & Top Green Button Flash Button Built-in Flash Terminal Cover Mode dial Shutter Button Remote control port Main Switch USB / Video Front dial terminal Strap holder DC input terminal Self-Timer lamp / Remote control receiver External flash sync terminal Lens mount index RAW Button Lens unlock button Lens information contacts Mirror Do not attempt to adjust the aperture lever or the mirror in the AF coupler Focus mode lever camera body. Failure to follow this instruction may cause the product to malfunction. 013
  14. 14. Names of Working Parts Rear Self-Timer lamp / Remote control receiver Exposure Compensation / Memory Card Slot LCD panel lamp button Hot shoe Rear e-dial LCD Panel Diopter adjustment lever AE-L/Lock Button Memory Card Metering mode lever Cover Strap Holder Exposure bracket button Viewfinder MENU button Delete / Picture Wizard AF Button INFO button OK Button Direction button Playback button Card access lamp Card cover lock LCD Monitor OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) lever Focus point selection dial Fn Button 014
  15. 15. Names of Working Parts Quick reference guide Front Rear Green Button (p. 66) Flash Button (p. 99) Exposure Compensation (p.47)/ Rear e-dial (p.53) Mode dial (p. 33) LCD panel lamp button (p.69) LCD Panel (p.32) Front dial (p. 53) Diopter adjustment lever AE-L (p.48)/Lock Button (p.119) (p.35) Exposure bracket button (p.90) MENU button (p.53) RAW button (p. 49) Delete / Picture Wizard button (p.116) AF Button (p.61) INFO button (p.28) Playback button (p.110) Direction button (p.8) LCD Monitor (p.27) Mode dial Fn Button (p.36) Saving your own exposure setting and Using the external flash (p. 88) using the stored set value (p. 89) OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) lever (p.26) Shooting with long time shutter speed (p. 87) Memory Card Cover (p.19) Using the manual mode to choose Using the full automatic your own camera settings (p. 86) program mode (p. 33) Using the automatic ISO Using the best programmed setting mode (p. 85) exposure (p. 80) Expressing the background out of Shooting in the different exposure rates (p. 82) focus (p. 84) Taking a picture of a fast-moving subject (p. 83) 015
  16. 16. Charging and Inserting the Battery Charging the Battery ● If the charging LED of the AC Charger does not turn on or blink after inserting the rechargeable battery, please check whether the battery is inserted correctly. 1. Insert the supplied AC cord to the power outlet and DC input port of the ● You must check the battery charging status with the Charging LED. charger. Charging LED Status Being Charged Red LED is on Charging is complete The LED is off Charging error Red LED is blinking ● Proper operating temperatures of the Charger are 0°C ~ 40°C. The battery may not be charged under or over the operating temperature (Red LED is blinking). This is not the camera malfunction. ● The period of quality guarantee of charger is 1 year and Lithium ion rechargeable battery is 6 months. 2. Put the battery on the charger as shown. Charger (SBC-L6) Rated input AC100~240V (50Hz~60Hz) Charging LED Rated output DC 8.4 V / 700 mA Dimensions 60 X 90 X 30.2 mm Weight 86 g ● A Lithium ion battery is expendable. If the working duration of a fully charged battery decreases sharply, purchase a new one. 016
  17. 17. Charging and Inserting the Battery Inserting the Battery 3. Close the Battery cover and rotate the battery cover lock lever as shown. 1. Rotate the Battery cover unlock lever as shown in the illustration and open the cover. ● Use the specified battery. Problems caused by using the other battery are not covered by the Samsung warranty. ● Do not open the battery cover or remove the batteries while the power is on. ● Remove the batteries when you will not use the camera for a long while. The batteries may leak. ● If the date and time settings have been reset when you insert new batteries after a long while. If the date and time settings have been reset 2. Insert the battery as shown on the picture. when you insert new batteries after a long while, set date and time information by using the [Date/Time] menu in the [SETUP MENU]. ● Insert batteries correctly. Batteries inserted incorrectly may cause a camera breakdown. Wipe the electrodes of the batteries before inserting. ● When the battery is removed, turn off the camera first or the stored data may be deleted. Battery lock lever 017
  18. 18. Charging and Inserting the Battery Battery Level Indicator ● Battery performance temporarily decreases while being used in cold conditions. When using the camera in cold climates, have extra batteries You can confirm remaining battery level by checking the displayed on the on hand and keep them warm in your pocket. Battery performance will LCD panel. return to normal when returned to room temperature. ● Have extra batteries ready when travelling overseas, taking pictures in cold climates, or when you will be taking a lot of pictures. ● An AC Power Adapter (SAC-82, sold separately) is available to use while you use the LCD monitor for a long time or connect your camera to a PC. ● The life time of the battery may differ depending on the focal lenth of the lens mounted in the camera body. lit lit lit blink The camera turns Battery is running Battery is almost Battery is full. off after displaying low. empty. a message. Lifetime of the battery (Fully charged battery) Operating Normal Flash photography Battery Temperature recording 50% use 100% use Approx. 500 Approx. 430 Min./ Approx. 400 Min./ SLB-1674 23°C Min./1,000 860 800 These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and shooting conditions and may vary depending on the user’s methods. 018
  19. 19. Inserting the Memory Card ■ SD / SDHC memory card and Multi Media Card can be used with this ● Do not remove the Memory Card while card access lamp is lit. camera. ● Always format new Memory Cards before use. Also format Memory Cards ■ Captured images are recorded on the Memory Card. Make sure the camera used with other cameras. is turned off before inserting or removing the Memory Card. ● If the memory card cover is left open, the power will not turn on. Fitting ● Make sure the memory card is correctly groove 1. Lift up the Card Cover Lock as shown positioned before inserting it into the camera. (①) and rotate it to the OPEN position (②) (Card cover opens (③)). Lock button 2. Have the front of the memory card facing toward the LCD monitor and insert the memory card. - Press the memory card one more time to remove it out of the memory card slot. 3. Close the Card cover. 019
  20. 20. Inserting the Memory Card Precautions When Using the Memory Card ● Avoid using or storing the card where it may be exposed to static electricity or electrical interference. ● The Memory Card(SD/SDHC CARD) is equipped ● Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight or where it may be exposed to with a write-protect switch. Setting the switch to rapid changes in temperature or to condensation. LOCK protects the existing data by preventing the ● For information on compatible Memory Cards, visit the Samsung Camera recording of new data, deletion of existing data or website or contact your nearest Samsung Camera customer service centre. formatting of the card. Write-protect switch ● Always format new Memory Cards. Also format Memory Cards used with other ● Care should be taken when removing the Memory cameras. Card immediately after using the camera because ● When you format the memory card, the capacity of the memory card may ap- the card may be hot. pears less than it is written in the product label. ● Do not remove the Memory Card or turn the camera off while data is being saved to the card, images are being played back, or the camera is connected to a computer with the USB cable. This may cause the data to be lost or the card to be damaged. ● Do not bend the Memory Card or subject it to violent impact. Keep it away from water and store away from high temperatures. ● Do not remove the Memory Card during formatting. The card may be damaged beyond use. ● Data on the Memory Card may be deleted in the following circumstances. Samsung Camera does not accept any liability for data that is deleted if (1) The Memory Card is mishandled by the user. (2) The Memory Card is exposed to static electricity or electrical interference. (3) The card has not been used for a long time. (4) The card is ejected or the battery is removed while the data on the card is being recorded or accessed. ● The Memory Card has a limited service life. If it is not used for a long time, the data on the card may become unreadable. Be sure to regularly make a backup of important data on a computer. 020
  21. 21. Turning the Camera On and Off 1. Move the main switch to the ON Using the Vertical Battery Grip (SBG-D1V) (Sold Separately) position. Using the battery grip gives you a more comfortable position while shooting with a vertical angle of view. 2. The LCD panel and the monitor are turned on. Now you can take a picture using the camera. Battery grip ● Always turn the camera off when not in use. ● The power will automatically turn off when you do not perform any operations within a set period of time. (Default setting is 1 minute) You ▲ Installing the battery grip can change the setting on the [Auto Power Off] menu of the [SETUP MENU] menu. To turn on the camera again, rotate the main switch or refer to the followings. Battery grip supports the green button - Press the shutter button halfway down. ( ) function while you can still adjust the - Press the playback button ( ). exposure using the battery grip. - Press the INFO button. ▲ Vertical position when using the battery grip For more detailed information about the battery grip, please refer to the bat- tery grip owner’s manual. 021
  22. 22. Setting the Language and Date Information The first time the camera is turned on after purchasing, the [INITIAL SETTINGS] 4. Select [Type], [Date], and [Time] for the display by pressing the direction screen appears on the LCD monitor. Follow the procedure below to set the buttons ( ). language displayed on the LCD monitor and the current date and time. Once setting is done, these will not need to be set again when turning your camera on. 5. Press the OK button to save. 1. The following screen appears when you INITIAL SETTING turn on the camera for the first time. Language/ If the date and time information is already set and you want to to make a English Deutsch change, set date and time information by using the [Date/Time] menu in the Español [SETUP MENU]. Português Italiano Français Svenska : Set : Cancel 2. Select the language you want to use using the direction buttons ( ) on your camera, and then press the OK button • English, Korean, Chinese (traditional / simplified), French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, and Russian. 3. The current date and time can be set on INITIAL SETTING the following screen. Date/Time Type mm/dd/yy 24h Date 01 01 2008 Time 00 00 : Set : Cancel 022
  23. 23. Starting Basic Shooting 024 Attaching and removing the lens 025 Correct methods of holding the camera 026 OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) (Auto mode) 026 026 027 Turning On the OIS Function Optical Image Stabilization LCD Monitor Indications 027 While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial This chapter gives a quick guide lines for the first time users to take a 028 Capture Mode picture using the basic shooting mode. (Auto mode.) 029 Playback Mode 030 Histogram Display 031 Viewfinder Indications 031 Capture Mode 032 LCD Panel Indications 033 Using the full automatic program mode 034 Operating the shutter release button 034 Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects 035 Adjusting the Viewfinder to Your Eyesight 035 Using the Zoom ring 036 Using the Drive Mode
  24. 24. Attaching and removing the lens For additional use of lenses, please check lenses available to be used at 4. Remove the front lens cap by pushing the Customer Service. Some functions are restricted when lenses are not set indicated portions inward. to Aperture A (Auto). To allow shutter release, set [Use Aperture Ring] in [CUSTOM2 MENU] menu. Turn the camera off before attaching or removing the lens to prevent unexpected lens problems. 5. To detach the lens, hold down the lens 1. Check that the camera is off. unlock button (③) and turn the lens counterclockwise. 2. Remove the body mount cover (①) and lens mount cover (②). Be sure to put the lens down with the lens mount side facing upward to avoid damage. ● The body mount cover (①) is a cover to prevent damage during 3. Align the red dots on the camera and the shipping. lens, and secure by turning the lens ● We assume no responsibility nor liability for accidents, damages and clockwise until it clicks. After attaching, malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufac- check that the lens is secure. Also check turers. that the red dots of the lens are on top ● The camera body and lens mount incorporate lens information and the attached portion does not move contacts and an AF coupler. Dirt, dust, or corrosion may damage the sideways. electrical system. Clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth. Attaching and removing the lens must be done in a clean place. Please avoid contact with liquid water. If the camera’s body or the lens gets wet or dirty, camera malfunction may occur. 024
  25. 25. Correct methods of holding the camera How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures. ● To reduce camera shake, support your body or the camera on a solid object such as a table, tree, or wall. - Use your both hands while taking a picture to prevent from the camera shake. ● Although there are individual differences among photographers, the Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting. slowest recommended shutter speed for a handheld camera is generally 1/ (focal lengthx1.5). For example, it is 1/75 of a second for a focal length of 50mm and 1/150 of a second for 100mm. A tripod or OIS ( ) function should be used for shutter speeds slower than this. ● When using the tripod, do not use the OIS ( ) function as the image may be blurred due to the oscillation of the OIS sensor. ● To reduce the camera shake while using a telephoto lens, use the tripod that is heavier than the total weigh of the camera and the lens. ▲ Horizontal position ▲Vertical position 025
  26. 26. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) Turning On the OIS Function ● The OIS function does not compensate for blurring caused by movement of the subject. To take pictures of a moving subject, Turn on the OIS switch. When the shutter increase the shutter speed. release button is pressed halfway, appears ● The OIS function may not fully reduce camera shake when taking in the viewfinder and the OIS function turns on. close-up shots. In this case, it is recommended that the OIS function be turned off and the camera be used with a tripod. ● The OIS function will not fully work when shooting with a slower shutter speed, for example when shooting a moving subject or night scenes. In this case, it is recommended that the OIS function be turned off and the camera be used with a tripod. ● Turn the OIS switch off if you will not be using the OIS function. ● The OIS function will not fully work (for about 2 seconds) right after Optical Image Stabilization turning on the camera or restoring from Auto Power Off. Wait for the OIS function to become stable before gently pressing the shutter The OIS function reduces camera shake that occurs when the shutter release button to take a picture. Press the shutter release button release button is pressed. This is useful for taking pictures in situations where halfway. The camera is ready to take pictures when icon appears in the camera shake is likely to occur. The OIS function allows you to take pictures viewfinder. at approximately 2 to 3.5 steps slower shutter speed without the risk of the ● Be sure to turn off the OIS switch when using the camera with a tripod. camera shake. The OIS function is ideal when taking pictures in the following ● The OIS function automatically turns off in the following situations. situations. When using self-timer, remote control shooting, bulb shooting, or wireless mode with an external flash. ● For more information about OIS(Optical Image Stabilization), see page - When taking pictures in dimly lit locations, such as indoors, at night, on cloudy 59. days and in the shade - When taking telephoto pictures ▲ Blurred picture ▲ Picture taken with the OIS function 026
  27. 27. LCD Monitor Indications The following indicators appear on the LCD monitor depending on the status of Detailed Information the camera. Focus Point position information Drive mode/ Metering type Extended Bracket AF mode White balance Sensitivity Flash mode LCD monitor OIS (Optical Image Custom mode Stabilization) Automatic Program Exposure Shooting mode (Mode dial position) Button guide e-dial information While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial Enable AF Guides appear on the LCD monitor for 3 seconds when powered on or setting dial mode ( ). Battery status Date and time You can set the specific time the guides will appear on the LCD monitor for. Select the desired time from [SETUP MENU] > [Guide Display]. Indicators [Metering type], [Focus Point Information], [White balance], and [Sensitivity] only appear when a setting other than the default setting is selected. 027
  28. 28. LCD Monitor Indications Capture Mode Press the INFO button in capture mode to display the capture function settings 1. Shooting mode 16. Colour space on the LCD monitor. 2. Custom mode 17. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) 3. Metering mode 18. Quality level Detailed Information 4. Flash mode 19. BA compensation value (GM) / BA compensation value (BA) 5. Drive mode 20. Recorded pixels 6. Exposure Bracket / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Multi Exposure 21. Battery Status 7. AF mode 22. File type 8. Focus point location 23. White balance 30 8 9. Extended Bracket 24. ISO sensitivity 29 10. Picture Wizard mode 25. ISO range (Auto) 28 9 27 Standard 10 11. Colour Tone 26. Lens focal length 26 11 12. Saturation 27. Aperture Value 25 13. Contrast 28. Flash Exposure Value 12 24 14. Sharpness 29. Shutter Speed 13 23 15. Date and time 30. Exposure Compensation Value 14 22 21 15 20 19 18 17 16 028
  29. 29. LCD Monitor Indications Playback Mode Press the INFO button in playback mode to display the image information 1. Captured images 13. Exposure Compensation Value on the LCD monitor. Whenever pressing the INFO button, Basic information, 2. Exposure Bracket / 14. Lens focal length Histogram, Detail information and no information will display in that order. Multi Exposure 15. Flash Compensation Value 3. Drive mode 16. Picture Wizard mode 4. Metering mode Detailed Information 17. Colour Tone/Saturation 5. Flash mode 18. Contrast/Sharpness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) 19. Date & Time 7. DPOF settings 8 20. File type / Image size / Quality / Colour 8. Folder name and Stored image Space 9 number 21. Sensitivity / White Balance / 10 9. Protect icon WB compensation (GM) / 11 WB compensation (BA) 10. AF mode 12 22. Aperture Value 11. Extended Bracket 24 13 23. Shooting mode 23 12. Focus point information 14 22 15 24. Shutter Speed 21 Standard 16 Indicators 5 (Flash mode) and 15 (Flash compensation Value) only appear when the image was taken with flash. 20 17 19 18 You can change the information initially displayed by pressing the playback button ( ). 029
  30. 30. LCD Monitor Indications Histogram Display ● DPOF icon ( ) will display only when an DPOF set image is played back. Brightness Histogram that distributes brightness of the image and RGB ● Image-protect icon ( ) appears only when the image is protected from deletion. Histogram that distributes colour of the image are selectable by pressing the ● If [Exposure Warning] is set to [On] in the [PLAYBACK MENU], the over direction buttons (▲▼). exposed area in the playback image blinks in red while the under exposed area blinks in yellow. Image folder number and file number ● Histogram shows you the distribution of brightness in recorded images. If the bars in the histogram are higher Protect icon towards the right, the image may be too bright. If the bars are higher on Capture quality (Image file type) the left, the image may be too dark. Pixel If the lighting conditions are too Dark Bright bright to check the subject by using the LCD, checking the histogram will enable more precise exposure Distribution of brightness control for the shots. ▲ Playback DPOF settings Indicator for Brightness Histogram and RGB Histogram Histogram (R) Histogram (G) Histogram (B) ▲ Y Histogram ▲ RGB Histogram Histogram (Brightness) 030
  31. 31. Viewfinder Indications Capture Mode When the power is turned on, the current setting values appears in the viewfinder as soon as you press the shutter button halfway. Spot metering frame Focus point AF Frame AF Frame ISO Indicator Aperture Displays the aperture value Number of recordable images / when capturing or adjusting EV compensation (Aperture value can be adjusted using Shows the number of recordable this front dial ( ) and rear dial ( ).) images (including the number of recordable images using the Drive Shutter speed Focus indicator Exposure Bar mode.) with current quality and Displays the shutter speed Appears when image is Displays the Exposure recorded pixel setting. The differences when capturing or adjusting focused. Compensation Value. The between the compensated exposure (Shutter speed can beadjusted using differences between Current and proper exposure will be displayed. this front dial ( ) and rear dial ( ).) Exposure Value and Proper In the M mode, the exposure value can Exposure Value in the M mode. be different. In the Sensitivity priority Flash status mode / Shutter & Aperture Priority Appears when flash is available mode, ISO sensitivity will display. and blinks when flash is OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) recommended but not set. indicator AE Lock indicator Manual Focus Flash Exposure Compensation Appears when AE is locked. Indicate the RAW Appears when the Manual Focus is selected. file format is selected. EV compensation It appears when the file format is Appears when EV compensation is available or in use. selected to RAW (RAW+). 031
  32. 32. LCD Panel Indications The following information appears in the LCD panel on top of the camera. Auto Bracket Flash Exposure Compensation indicator Shutter speed Exposure compensation Exposure Bar Multi exposure Battery status Aperture RAW/RAW+ button in use Displays the ISO sensitivity Number of recordable images / Flash mode EV compensation value / PC (Pb) : Built-in flash is ready (when (PC=Personal Computer blinking, flash should be (Removable disk), (Pb=PictBridge)) used; or incorrect lens is mounted) Drive mode White Balance (If Auto WB is selected, no icon will display) : Red-eye reduction flash on : Single frame ± : White Balance Compensation : Auto discharge : Continuous Shot SLOW : First curtain synchro / : Self-timer Rear curtain synchro : Remote control mode W: Wireless Mode 032
  33. 33. Using the full automatic program mode Auto mode helps users take a picture in very easy steps with correct exposure 4. Position the subject inside the autofocus and auto focusing. Auto mode is designed for those who are using a DSLR frame and press the shutter release button (Digital Single Lens reflex) camera for the first time. halfway. - The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator( ) appears in the viewfinder with 1. Set the mode dial ( ) to Auto mode the beep sound as soon as the subject is in the ( ). focus. - The camera will select the optimal capturing mode for the subject. AF(Auto Focusing) Frame 2. Set the focus mode lever to SAF. - In the SAF mode, the shutter can be released only when the image is focused. Focus indicator ● When you find that auto focusing is not available, set the focus mode lever to MF and then you can adjust the focus manually. ● The flash doesn’t pop up. To pop up the flash manually, press the flash pop up flash button ( ). 5. Press the shutter release button fully. 3. Look through the viewfinder to view the - The picture is taken. subject. A zoom lens can be used to change the size of the subject in the viewfinder. 033
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