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NV9
This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera.
Please read this manual thoroughly.
Click a but...
Health and Safety Information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to
avoid dangerous situations an...
Health and Safety Information


• Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,             • Exercise cautio...
Health and Safety Information


Use only Samsung-approved accessories
                                                    ...
Organization of the user manual


©2008 Samsung Techwin Corporation
The specifications of the camera or contents of this
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Indications used in this manual                                         Icons used in this manual
 Mode                   ...
Expressions used in this manual                                        Exposure (Brightness)
                             ...
Quick search
    Taking photos of people                        Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
                      ...
Contents
1. Basic functions ................................................................. 10         2. Extended funct...
Contents


    Adjusting brightness and colour ..................................                 47       5. Multimedia ....
1. Basic functions   Learn about your camera’s layout, icons,
                     and basic functions for shooting, and h...
Camera layout
                                  Flash
        Shutter button
                                             ...
Camera layout



                Speaker
                                                                                 ...
Icons
The icons displayed will change according to the selected mode or options you set.
                                 ...
Turning your camera on or off
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.                     Mini dashboard
            ...
Setting options
You can set options by pressing [E], [MENU/OK], or [Fn] and using the navigation buttons ([e], [t], [w], [...
Taking photos
1   Rotate the mode dial to 2.                                       Zooming
                               ...
Taking photos


 Digital zoom                                                                            Reducing camera s...
Using the Photo Help Guide mode
This mode provides various shooting tips. Learn to get better photos and videos.



1   Ro...
Changing the display type
Press [w] repeatedly to change the display type for Shooting and            Press [w] once or tw...
Transferring files (for Windows)
Transfer photos, videos, voice memo that you stored on the camera to your PC or transfer m...
Transferring files (for Windows)


1   Insert the installation CD in a CD-ROM drive.                      Connecting the ca...
Transferring files (for Windows)


 Disconnecting the device (for Windows XP)                                          Tran...
Transferring files (for Windows)


 Transferring multimedia files to the camera
                                            ...
Transferring files (for Windows)


Using Samsung Converter
Convert videos so that they can be played on the camera. For det...
Transferring files (for Windows)


Using Samsung Master                                                                  Us...
Transferring files (for Mac)
Once you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer will recognise the camera au...
2. Extended functions


2. Extended functions   Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode
                        and ...
Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.


2 Using the Auto mod...
Shooting modes


3   Press [w] or [r] to select an option.                                                   7 Using the D...
Shooting modes


5 Using the Beauty Shot mode                                                    Adjusting the brightness ...
Shooting modes


 Adjusting facial imperfections                                           1 Using the Program mode
1   Pr...
Shooting modes


3 Recording a video                                                               Setting sound options

...
Shooting modes


Tips for getting a clearer photo                                                    Reducing camera shake...
Shooting modes


      Preventing your subject from being out of focus
• It is hard to get your subject in focus when:    ...
Recording voice memos
Record a voice memo that you can play back at any time or add a voice memo to a photo as a short rem...
3. Shooting Options   Learn about the various options you can set in
                      Shooting mode.


              ...
Selecting a resolution and quality
Selecting a resolution               217543                                      When r...
Selecting a resolution and quality


Selecting a quality             21754
Photos you take are compressed and saved in a J...
Using the timer                        217543




1   In Shooting mode, press [t] repeatedly to change the                ...
Using the timer


 Using Motion Timer
                                                                                5   ...
Shooting in the dark
Preventing red-eye             2154                                           Using the flash         ...
Shooting in the dark


 Option                Description                                                          Adjusti...
Changing the camera’s focus
Using macro            2173                                                                  U...
Changing the camera’s focus


Adjusting the focus area 2 1 7 5 4
You can get clearer or photos by selecting an appropriate...
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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Samsung Camera NV9 User Manual
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  1. 1. NV9 This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly. Click a button below for more information. Quick search Contents 1 Basic functions 2 Extended functions 3 Shooting options 4 Playback/Editing 5 Multimedia 6 Appendix Index
  2. 2. Health and Safety Information Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your Safety Warnings camera: Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or gases and liquids others Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or Caution—situations that could cause damage to your explosive materials in the same compartment as the camera or its camera or other equipment accessories. Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information Keep your camera away from small children and pets Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well. Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage. Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care • Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your camera. • Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations when disposing of used batteries. 1
  3. 3. Health and Safety Information • Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, • Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may installing batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors, explode when overheated. improperly connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries and memory cards can damage ports, connectors, and accessories. Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to improper use may not be covered by your warranty. Safety Precautions Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly damage • Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious • Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F). damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty. Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your • Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high batteries and can cause memory cards to malfunction. temperatures for an extended period of time. Prolonged • Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause this can create a connection between the + and – terminals permanent damage to your camera’s internal components. of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery • Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or damage. poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and • Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or internal components. foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a • Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an soft cloth before inserting in your camera. extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode • Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory over time and cause serious damage to your camera. card. • Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on • Do not bend drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact beaches or in other similar areas. or pressure. • Protect your camera and monitor from impact, rough handling, • Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other and excessive vibration to avoid serious damage. cameras or by a PC. Reformat the memory card with your camera. • Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card. 2
  4. 4. Health and Safety Information Use only Samsung-approved accessories Important Usage Information Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera, cause injury, or void your warranty. Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera Protect your camera’s lens Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or • Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolour attempt to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results the image sensor or cause it to malfunction. from unqualified service is not covered by your warranty. • Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth. Ensure maximum battery and charger life • Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is Use earphones with caution finished, disconnect the cable from your camera. • Do not use earphones while driving, cycling, or operating • Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be motorised vehicles. Doing so may create a traffic hazard and recharged before use. may be illegal in some areas. • Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use. • Use only the minimum volume setting necessary. Listening to • Use batteries only for their intended purpose. earphones at high volume can damage your hearing. Exercise caution when using the camera in humid environments When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm and humid one, condensation can form on the delicate electronic circuitry and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour until all moisture has evaporated before using the camera. Check that the camera is operating properly before use The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage that may result from camera malfunction or improper use. 3
  5. 5. Organization of the user manual ©2008 Samsung Techwin Corporation The specifications of the camera or contents of this 1 Basic functions ................................................. 10 Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting, and how to transfer files to and manual may be changed without prior notice due to from your computer. upgrade of camera functions. 2 Extended functions ......................................... 27 Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video or voice memo. Copyright information • Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. 3 Shooting Options ............................................. 36 Learn about the various options you can set in • Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation. Shooting mode. • is a registered trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. WOW HD technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. 4 Playback/Editing .............................................. 54 Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice memos and edit photos or videos. You will also learn how to connect your camera to your photo printer or TV. 5 Multimedia .......................................................... 68 Learn to use Multimedia modes: MP3 mode, PMP mode, and Text Viewer mode. 6 Appendix ............................................................ 76 Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and maintenance tips. 4
  6. 6. Indications used in this manual Icons used in this manual Mode Icon Icon Function Auto 2 Additional information Program 1 Situations where you need to be careful Dual IS 7 Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] Photo Help Guide 8 [ ] (represents the Shutter button) Beauty Shot 5 ( ) Page number for reference Scene 4 The order of options or menus you must select to Movie 3 perform a step; for example: Select Face Tone Multimedia 6 (represents , followed by Face Tone) * Annotation Shooting mode icons next to a title These icons indicate that a function is available in the corresponding modes. The 4 mode may not support Abbreviations used in this manual functions for all scenes. Abbreviation Definition e.g.) ACB Auto Contrast Balance AEB Auto Exposure Bracket Available in the Auto, Program, Beauty AF Auto Focus Shot, and some DIS Digital Image Stabilisation Scene modes DPOF Digital Print Order Format EV Exposure Value OIS Optical Image Stabilisation WB White Balance 5
  7. 7. Expressions used in this manual Exposure (Brightness) The amount of light that enters your camera is called exposure. Pressing the shutter By altering the exposure, your photos will be darker or lighter. • Half-press [Shutter]: press and hold the shutter half way down • Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright) Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Subject, background, and composition • Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal, or still life • Background: the objects around the subject • Composition: the combination of a subject and background Composition Subject Background 6
  8. 8. Quick search Taking photos of people Adjusting the exposure (brightness) • Connecting the camera to • 4 mode > Portrait, Children, • ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) Self Shot 28 42 your computer 21 • 5 mode 30 • EV (to adjust exposure) 47 • Deleting all files in the • Red Eye, Red Eye Fix • ACB (to compensate for subjects against memory card 57 (to prevent or correct red-eye) 41 bright backgrounds) 47 • Viewing files in a slide show • Face Detection, Self Portrait, Smile Shot, • Metering 48 59 Blink Detection 45 - 46 • AEB (to take three photos of the same • Viewing files on a TV scene with different exposures) 50 66 Taking photos at night or in the dark • Using a multimedia mode • 4 mode > Nightscene, Dawn, (listen to MP3s, play Firework 28 Applying a different effect videos, and view text files) • Flash options 41 • Photo Style Selector 69 • ISO speed (to adjust sensitivity to light) (to apply a different tone) 51 • Adjusting sound and 42 • Color (to apply a different colour filter) volume 78 51 • Image Adjust (to adjust saturation, • Changing the language Taking action photos displayed on the screen sharpness, or contrast) 52 • Continuous, Motion Capture 50 78 • Setting the date and time Reducing camera shake 78 • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) 17 • 7 mode 29 • Adjusting the brightness of Taking photos of food, insects, or the display 78 flowers • Formatting the memory • 4 mode > Close up, Food 28 card 79 • Macro, Auto Macro, Super Macro (to take close-up photos) 43 • Troubleshooting 85 • WB (White balance; to change the colour tone) 48 7
  9. 9. Contents 1. Basic functions ................................................................. 10 2. Extended functions .......................................................... 27 Camera layout ............................................................. 11 Shooting modes .......................................................... 28 Icons ............................................................................ 13 2 Using the Auto mode ........................................... 28 4 Using the Scene mode ..................................... 28 Turning your camera on or off ...................................... 14 7 Using the Dual IS mode ...................................... 29 Mini dashboard .............................................................. 14 5 Using the Beauty Shot mode ..................................... 30 Setting options ............................................................. 15 1 Using the Program mode ............................................ 31 Taking photos .............................................................. 16 3 Recording a video .................................................... 32 Zooming ........................................................................ 16 Tips for getting a clearer photo ........................................ 33 Reducing camera shake OIS ................................... 17 Recording voice memos .............................................. 35 Using the Photo Help Guide mode .............................. 18 Recording a voice memo ................................................ 35 Changing the display type ............................................ 19 Adding a voice memo to a photo ..................................... 35 Transferring files (for Windows) .................................... 20 Installing programs ......................................................... 20 3. Shooting Options ............................................................. 36 Connecting the camera to your PC .................................. 21 Selecting a resolution and quality ................................. 37 Transferring files to your PC ............................................. 22 Selecting a resolution ..................................................... 37 Transferring multimedia files to the camera ....................... 22 Selecting a quality .......................................................... 38 Using Samsung Converter .............................................. 24 Using Samsung Master .................................................. 25 Using the timer ............................................................. 39 Transferring files (for Mac) ............................................ 26 Shooting in the dark ..................................................... 41 Transferring files to your computer ................................... 26 Preventing red-eye Red-eye ........................................... 41 Transferring multimedia files to the camera ....................... 26 Using the flash ............................................................... 41 Adjusting the ISO speed ISO speed ................................... 42 Changing the camera’s focus ...................................... 43 Using macro .................................................... 43 Using auto focus AF .............................................. 43 Adjusting the focus area AF area ................................... 44 Using face detection Face detection ................................... 45 8
  10. 10. Contents Adjusting brightness and colour .................................. 47 5. Multimedia ......................................................................... 68 Adjusting the exposure manually EV ........................ 47 Using Multimedia mode ............................................... 69 Compensating for backlighting ACB .......................... 47 Using the MP3 mode ................................................... 71 Changing the metering mode Metering ............................ 48 Playing music files .......................................................... 71 Selecting a light source (White balance) ................... 48 Using the PMP mode ................................................... 73 Using burst modes ...................................................... 50 Using the Text Viewer mode ........................................ 74 Improving your photos ................................................. 51 Applying photo styles Photo style ....................................... 51 Multimedia mode settings menu .................................. 75 Applying colour Color effect ................................................ 51 Adjusting your photos ..................................................... 52 6. Appendix ............................................................................ 76 Camera settings menu ................................................. 77 4. Playback/Editing ............................................................... 54 Accessing the settings menu .......................................... 77 Playing back ............................................................... 55 SOUND .................................................................. 78 Starting Playback mode .................................................. 55 DISPLAY ................................................................. 78 Viewing photos .............................................................. 58 SETTINGS .............................................................. 79 Playing a video ............................................................... 60 Error messages ............................................................ 81 Playing voice memos ...................................................... 60 Camera maintenance ................................................... 82 Editing a photo ............................................................ 61 Cleaning your camera ..................................................... 82 Resizing photos ............................................................. 61 About memory cards ...................................................... 83 Rotating a photo ............................................................ 61 About the battery ........................................................... 84 Editing colour ................................................................. 61 Before contacting a service centre ............................... 85 Correcting exposure problems ........................................ 62 Camera specifications .................................................. 87 Creating a print order DPOF ........................................ 63 Index ............................................................................ 91 Setting a start image .................................................... 65 Viewing files on a TV .................................................... 66 Printing photos with a photo printer PictBridge ............... 67 9
  11. 11. 1. Basic functions Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting, and how to transfer files to and from your computer. Camera layout ............................................... 11 Icons ............................................................... 13 Turning your camera on or off .................... 14 Mini dashboard ............................................. 14 Setting options .............................................. 15 Taking photos ............................................... 16 Zooming ........................................................ 16 Reducing camera shake ............................... 17 Using the Photo Help Guide mode ........... 18 Changing the display type .......................... 19 Transferring files (for Windows) .................. 20 Installing programs ........................................ 20 Connecting the camera to your PC ............... 21 Transferring files to your PC .......................... 22 Transferring multimedia files to the camera ... 22 Using Samsung Converter ............................ 24 Using Samsung Master ................................. 25 Transferring files (for Mac) ........................... 26 Transferring files to your computer ................ 26 Transferring multimedia files to the camera ... 26
  12. 12. Camera layout Flash Shutter button Multifunction jack Mini dashboard (p.14) Accepts USB, A/V cable, or earphones Mode dial (See below) POWER button Microphone Lens AF assist light/Timer lamp Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and the battery Icon Mode Description Icon Mode Description Take a photo quickly and easily with Take a photo of a person with options to 2 Auto 5 Beauty Shot minimal settings hide facial imperfections 1 Take a photo with options for a preset Program Take a photo by setting options 4 Scene scene Take a photo with options suitable for 7 Dual IS 3 Movie Record a video reducing camera shake Photo Help Listen to MP3s, play videos, and view 8 Get shooting tips and practice shooting 6 Multimedia Guide text files Basic functions 11
  13. 13. Camera layout Speaker Status lamp • Blinking: When saving a photo, recording a voice memo, being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus • Steady: When connecting to a computer or in focus Display (See below) Button Function Button Function • Zoom in or out in Shooting mode. In Shooting mode While setting • Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as Navigation (Left: e, [e] Change the flash option Move left Zoom thumbnails in Playback mode. Right: t, [t] Change the timer option Move right • Adjust volume in Playback mode or Up: w, [w] Change the display option Move up Multimedia mode. Down: r) [r] Change the macro option Move down E Apply effect on your file. • Access options or menus. MENU/OK • Confirm the highlighted option or menu. • Access options in Shooting mode. Fn • Enter Playback mode. • Delete files in Playback mode. y • Print files after connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer. • Prevent camera shake in Shooting mode. OIS • Lock the buttons in Multimedia mode. Basic functions 12
  14. 14. Icons The icons displayed will change according to the selected mode or options you set. B. Icons on the left Icon Description A Face detection Photo style Colour C Flash Timer Auto focus Contrast Sharpness B Voice Mute Saturation A. Information Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) Icon Description C. Icons on the right Selected shooting mode Zoom ratio Icon Description Available number of photos Photo resolution Available recording time Video resolution Internal memory Photo quality Memory card inserted Frame rate : Fully charged : Partially charged Metering option : Charging needed Burst type Voice memo ISO speed Auto focus frame White balance Camera shake Exposure Current date and time Long time shutter Basic functions 13
  15. 15. Turning your camera on or off Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off. Mini dashboard While the camera is turned on, Mini dashboard shows you the remaining capacity of the battery and memory card. • When exposing the camera to a hot and humid environment, condensation can form on the gauges. • If the hand of a gauge keeps spinning around, contact a service centre. • The gauge and the battery and memory card icon on the display may show different capacities. In Playback mode Press [y] to view stored files. Press and hold [y] to mute camera sounds. Basic functions 14
  16. 16. Setting options You can set options by pressing [E], [MENU/OK], or [Fn] and using the navigation buttons ([e], [t], [w], [r]). 1 Press [E], [MENU/OK], or [Fn]. E.g. Select a white balance option in the P mode 2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or 1 Rotate the mode dial to 1. menu. • To move left or right, press [e] or [t]. • To move up or down, press [w] or [r]. SIZE 2 Press [Fn]. 3 Press [w] or [r] and then [e] or [t] to set the white balance. 3 Press [MENU/OK] to confirm the highlighted option or menu. WHITE BALANCE Daylight Going back to the previous menu 4 Press [MENU/OK]. Press [E], [Fn], or [MENU/OK] again to go back to the previous menu. Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. Basic functions 15
  17. 17. Taking photos 1 Rotate the mode dial to 2. Zooming You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your camera has a 5X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using both, you can zoom in up to 25 times. Push or push and hold [Zoom] up to zoom in on your subject. Push or push and hold [Zoom] down to zoom out. 2 Align your subject in the frame. Zoom in Zoom out 3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. • Green: In focus • Red: Out of focus 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. Basic functions 16
  18. 18. Taking photos Digital zoom Reducing camera shake If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using the Reduce camera shake optically by pressing [OIS] in Shooting mode. digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you use the When you use the OIS function, the OIS icon is displayed. digital zoom. Optical range Zoom indicator Digital range • The digital zoom is not available when using 7, 6, 5, 4 (in some scenes), and 3 modes and when used with Face detection. • It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom. • OIS may not function properly when: • The focus area will be set to Center AF when using the digital - you move your camera to follow a moving subject zoom. - you use digital zoom - there is too much camera shake - the shutter speed is slow (e.g., when you select Nightscene in the 4 mode) - the battery is low - you take a close-up shot • If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when you use a tripod. • OIS is not available in the 3 mode. Basic functions 17
  19. 19. Using the Photo Help Guide mode This mode provides various shooting tips. Learn to get better photos and videos. 1 Rotate the mode dial to 8. 4 Press [t] to view a topic. • Press [w] or [r] to display the previous or next screen. To use flash Press the Flash button repeatedly to display the Flash icon (lightning shape) on the screen. 2 Press [w] or [r] to select a menu. PHOTO HELP GUIDE Back Practice Features to use when the image is out of focus 5 Features to counter camera shake Features to use in low light conditions Press [t] to practice. Features to use when adjusting brightness Features to use when adjusting colours • Press [e] to go back to the previous menu. • While practicing, you cannot set shooting options or menus. Move Next 3 Press [t] and select a submenu. Basic functions 18
  20. 20. Changing the display type Press [w] repeatedly to change the display type for Shooting and Press [w] once or twice to display or hide the description for the Playback modes. selected shooting option. SIZE Set the photo size. Display every piece of information about shooting In Playback mode In Shooting mode Press [w] to: Press [w] once or twice to: • display information about the current photo • display all information about shooting • hide information about the current file • hide information about shooting, except the available number • hide information about the current photo, except the shooting of photos settings and captured date Basic functions 19
  21. 21. Transferring files (for Windows) Transfer photos, videos, voice memo that you stored on the camera to your PC or transfer multimedia files to the camera so that you can play or view them on the camera. Use the supplied USB cable after installing any programs you need from the CD. Installing programs Programs contained on the CD Item Requirements Hardware and software requirements Samsung Master Edit photos and videos. Item Requirements Samsung Converter* Convert videos so that they can be played Pentium III 500MHz or better on the camera. CPU (Pentium III 800MHz or better recommended) Adobe Reader View the user manual. RAM 256 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended) * Files may not be converted if there is no proper codec. Install a multi-codec OS Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (full version of the latest K-Lite Codec recommended). Install Samsung Converter again after installing the multi-codec. Hard disk * Pentium IV or better is recommended to use the program. 250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) capacity • USB port • CD-ROM drive Others • 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (24-bit colour display recommended) • Microsoft Direct X 9.0 or later • Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported may void your warranty. • For 64-bit Editions of Windows XP and Vista, the programs may not work properly. Basic functions 20
  22. 22. Transferring files (for Windows) 1 Insert the installation CD in a CD-ROM drive. Connecting the camera to your PC Once you connect your camera to your PC, the camera will be 2 When the setup screen is displayed, click Samsung recognised as a removable disk. Digital Camera Installer to start installation. The battery will be charged while the camera is connected to a PC with the USB cable. 1 Plug the USB cable into the camera and your PC. You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light ( ) into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. 3 Select programs to install and follow the onscreen instructions. 4 Click OK to complete the installation. 2 Turn on the camera. 3 Select Computer and press [MENU/OK]. Basic functions 21
  23. 23. Transferring files (for Windows) Disconnecting the device (for Windows XP) Transferring multimedia files to the camera The way to disconnect the USB cable for Windows 2000/Vista is similar. Requirements 1 Wait until your PC stops reading from the camera. Your camera will support the following file types. • If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, wait until it is off. Multimedia Supported type 2 Click on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC mode screen. • File type: MP3 (MPEG -1/2/2.5 Layer 3) MP3 • Bit rate: 48 ~ 320Kbps (including VBR) PMP File type: PMP SDC* • File type: TXT (smaller than 10 MB) 3 Click the pop-up message. • Encoding type 4 Remove the USB cable. - Windows: ANSI (Windows 98 or later), Unicode / Unicode (Big-Endian) / UTF-8 (Windows 2000 / XP) Text Viewer - Mac: ANSI, Unicode (UTF-16) • Language**: English, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Transferring files to your PC Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, 1 Connect the camera to your PC. (see 'Connecting the Finnish, Bahasa, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Turkish camera to your PC') * A file type that is converted with Samsung Converter (p. 24) ** Subject to change without prior notice 2 On your PC, select My Computer Removable Disk DCIM 100SSCAM. • Duplicating multimedia files may violate copyright laws. • Without permission of the manufacturer, you cannot duplicate, 3 Select files and drag or save them to the PC. modify and/or distribute any part or all MP3 or PMP files provided in the internal memory. Basic functions 22
  24. 24. Transferring files (for Windows) Transferring multimedia files to the camera 4 Copy multimedia files to the corresponding folders. 1 Connect the camera to your PC. (p. 21) • MP3 files to MP3 folder • SDC files to PMP folder 2 On your PC, select My Computer Removable Disk. • TXT files to TEXT folder 3 Create new folders named ‘MP3,’ ‘PMP,’ and ‘TEXT.’ • Multimedia files cannot be played or viewed if the folder names are incorrect. • Subfolders nested directly within the MP3, PMP and TEXT folders can be created. Files saved in deeply-nested subfolders may not be played or viewed. • You can save up to 200 files or 100 subfolders in each folder up to 200 total files and subfolders in combination. • File names or folder names with more than 120 characters (60 characters for 2-byte languages, such as Chinese or Korean) will not appear on the playlist. Basic functions 23
  25. 25. Transferring files (for Windows) Using Samsung Converter Convert videos so that they can be played on the camera. For details, see the Help menu. Add video files (AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG [MPEG1]) Preview Cropping slider Move to the point where you want the video to begin or end. Pause/resume playback Add subtitles Set the frame size and rate or the file size to be divided by Specify the folder path and file name for the converted file Start converting Basic functions 24
  26. 26. Transferring files (for Windows) Using Samsung Master Using the Samsung Master Interface You can download files or edit photos or videos stored on your PC. View mode For details, see Help in the program. Click to see details Click to enlarge or reduce Toolbar Menus about the program the photos in the list Downloading files using Samsung Master A window for downloading files automatically appears when the camera is connected. Select the files you want to download. Click Next and follow the onscreen instructions. Double-click to switch to full- screen view The thumbnails of files (Click files to download.) Preview information about the selected file The photos in the selected folder Change the mode Select a folder to save Click to download : View : Edit mode for photos : Edit mode for videos downloaded files the selected files mode Basic functions 25
  27. 27. Transferring files (for Mac) Once you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer will recognise the camera automatically. You can transfer files directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs. • Mac OS X version 10.3 or later is supported. • Supported file types and languages are the same as the Windows version. (p.22) • To use PMP files, you must first convert the files using Samsung Converter on a Windows computer. Transferring files to your computer Transferring multimedia files to the camera 1 Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the 1 Connect the camera to a Macintosh computer with the USB cable. USB cable. 2 Turn on your camera. 2 Turn on your camera. • The computer recognises the camera automatically and a • The computer recognises the camera automatically and a removable disk icon will be displayed. removable disk icon will be displayed. 3 Double-click the removable disk icon. 3 Double-click the removable disk icon. 4 Transfer photos or videos to the computer. 4 Create new folders named ‘MP3,’ ‘PMP,’ and ‘TEXT.’ 5 Transfer multimedia files to your computer. • MP3 files to MP3 folder • SDC files to PMP folder • TXT files to TEXT folder Basic functions 26
  28. 28. 2. Extended functions 2. Extended functions Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video or voice memo. Shooting modes .............................................28 2 Using the Auto mode ...........................28 4 Using the Scene mode......................28 7 Using the Dual IS mode ......................29 5 Using the Beauty Shot mode .....................30 1 Using the Program mode ............................31 3 Recording a video .....................................32 Tips for getting a clearer photo........................33 Recording voice memos ...............................35 Recording a voice memo ................................35 Adding a voice memo to a photo ....................35
  29. 29. Shooting modes Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions. 2 Using the Auto mode 6 Press [MENU/OK]. Take a photo quickly and easily with minimal settings. 7 Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. 1 Rotate the mode dial to 2. 8 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] 2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. to focus. 9 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. 3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Adjusting the exposure If you select Nightscene, you can catch brief flashes of light as 4 Using the Scene mode curved streaks by extending the exposure. Use a slow shutter speed to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value Take a photo with options for a preset scene. to prevent overexposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to 4. 1 Press [Fn]. 2 Press [MENU/OK]. 2 Press [w] or [r] to select . 3 Select Scene. 4 Press [t]. 5 Press [w] or [r] to select a scene. • If you select Nightscene, you can adjust the aperture value and shutter speed. Extended functions 28
  30. 30. Shooting modes 3 Press [w] or [r] to select an option. 7 Using the Dual IS mode Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical and Digital Image Stabilisation functions. LONG TIME SHUTTER AUTO Aperture value AUTO Before correction After correction Shutter speed 4 Press [e] or [t] to select the aperture value or shutter 1 Rotate the mode dial to 7. speed. 2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] If you select AUTO, the aperture value or shutter speed will be to focus. adjusted automatically. 3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. • Hold your camera still while ‘Capturing!’ is displayed on the 5 Press [MENU/OK]. screen. • The digital zoom will not work in this mode. It is a good idea to use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. • The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light source that is brighter than fluorescent light. . • If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry. • Press [OIS] to reduce camera shake in different shooting modes. Extended functions 29
  31. 31. Shooting modes 5 Using the Beauty Shot mode Adjusting the brightness of the face Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections. 1 Press [MENU/OK]. 1 Rotate the mode dial to 5. 2 Select Face Tone. 2 Adjust the brightness of the face and facial imperfection. 3 Press [t]. (see 'Adjusting the brightness of the face' and 'Adjusting facial imperfections') 4 Press [w] or [r] to select a brightness level. • As the number increases, the face appears brighter. 3 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. RECORDING 4 Face Detection Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Face Tone Level 1 Face Retouch Level 2 Foucs Area Level 3 Voice Memo Voice Record Back Set 5 Press [MENU/OK]. 6 Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. Extended functions 30
  32. 32. Shooting modes Adjusting facial imperfections 1 Using the Program mode 1 Press [MENU/OK]. Take a photo by setting options. 2 Select Face Retouch. 1 Rotate the mode dial to 1. 3 Press [t]. 2 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to Chapter 3 'Shooting 4 Press [w] or [r] to select a retouch level. options.') • As the number increases, the face appears clearer. 3 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] RECORDING to focus. 4 Face Detection Face Tone Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Face Retouch Level 1 Foucs Area Level 2 Voice Memo Level 3 Voice Record Back Set 5 Press [MENU/OK]. 6 Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. Extended functions 31
  33. 33. Shooting modes 3 Recording a video Setting sound options 1 Rotate the mode dial to 3. 1 Press [MENU/OK]. 2 Set a frame rate or sound option. 2 Select Voice Mute. 3 Set other options. 3 Press [t]. (For options, refer to Chapter 3 'Shooting options.') 4 Press [w] or [r] to select an option. 4 Press [Shutter]. Option Description Off Record a video without sound. 5 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. Zoom Mute Record a video without sound while zooming. The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while On Record a video with sound. recording a video. 5 Press [MENU/OK]. 6 Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. Setting the frame rate A frame rate is the number of frames per second. As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but the file size is increased. Pausing while recording 1 Press [Fn]. The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a video. With this function, you can record your favourite scenes as a single 2 Press [w] or [r] to select FRAME RATE. video. 3 Press [e] or [t] to select a frame rate. Press [r] to pause while recording. • Press [r] again to resume. 4 Press [MENU/OK]. Extended functions 32
  34. 34. Shooting modes Tips for getting a clearer photo Reducing camera shake Holding your camera correctly • Press [OIS] to reduce camera shake optically. (p.17) • Select the 7 mode to reduce camera Make sure nothing is shake both optically and digitally. (p.29) blocking the lens. When is displayed Half-pressing the shutter button When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to (Slow Sync) or (Off). The Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the aperture remains open longer focal point. Focus and exposure and it may be harder to hold the will be adjusted automatically. camera still. • Use a tripod or set the flash option to (Fill In). (p.41) • Set ISO speed options. Camera shake (p. 42) The aperture value and shutter speed are automatically set. Focus frame • Press [Shutter] to take the photo if displayed in green. • Change the frame and half-press [Shutter] again if displayed in red. Extended functions 33
  35. 35. Shooting modes Preventing your subject from being out of focus • It is hard to get your subject in focus when: Use the focus lock - there is little contrast between the subject and background (When Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is your subject is wearing a colour of clothing that is similar to the in focus, you can reposition the frame to change the background.) composition. When you are ready, press [Shutter] - the light source behind the subject is too bright completely to take your photo. - your subject is shiny - your subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds - the subject is not positioned in the centre of the frame • When you take photos in low light • When subjects are moving fast Turn the flash on. Use Continuous or (p. 41) Motion Capture. (p. 50) Extended functions 34
  36. 36. Recording voice memos Record a voice memo that you can play back at any time or add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of shooting conditions. You will get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera. Recording a voice memo Adding a voice memo to a photo 1 In Shooting mode (except 3), press [MENU/OK]. 1 In Shooting mode (except 3), press [MENU/OK]. 2 Select Voice Record. 2 Select Voice Memo. 3 Press [MENU/OK]. 3 Press [t]. 4 Press [Shutter] to record. 4 Press [w] or [r] to select On. 5 Press [MENU/OK]. 6 Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. 7 Align your subject in the frame and take a photo. • You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the photo. 8 Stop Pause Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum). • Press [r] to pause or resume recording. • Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo. • You can record a voice memo up to 10 hours. 5 Press [Shutter] to stop. 6 Press [MENU/OK] to switch to Shooting mode. Extended functions 35
  37. 37. 3. Shooting Options Learn about the various options you can set in Shooting mode. Selecting a resolution and quality .............. 37 Selecting a resolution .................................... 37 Selecting a quality ......................................... 38 Using the timer .............................................. 39 Shooting in the dark ..................................... 41 Preventing red-eye ........................................ 41 Using the flash .............................................. 41 Adjusting the ISO speed ................................ 42 Changing the camera’s focus .................... 43 Using macro .................................................. 43 Using auto focus ........................................... 43 Adjusting the focus area ................................ 44 Using face detection .................................... 45 Adjusting brightness and colour ............... 47 Adjusting the exposure manually ................... 47 Compensating for backlighting ...................... 47 Changing the metering mode ........................ 48 Selecting a light source (White balance) ....... 48 Using burst modes ....................................... 50 Improving your photos ................................ 51 Applying photo styles .................................... 51 Applying colour ............................................. 51 Adjusting your photos ................................... 52
  38. 38. Selecting a resolution and quality Selecting a resolution 217543 When recording a video: As you increase the resolution, your photo or video has more pixels in 1 In the 3 mode, press [Fn]. it, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size will also increase. 2 Press [w] or [r] to select SIZE. When taking a photo: 3 Press [e] or [t] to select an option. Option Description 1 In Shooting mode (except for 3), press [Fn]. 640x480 Play back on a TV. 2 Press [w] or [r] to select SIZE. 320x240 Post on a web page. 3 Press [e] or [t] to select an option. Option Description 4 Press [MENU/OK] or [Fn]. 3648x2736 Print on A2 paper. 3648x2432 Print on A2 paper in wide ratio (3:2). 3584x2016 Print on A3 paper in panorama ratio (16:9). 3072x2304 Print on A3 paper. 2592x1944 Print on A4 paper. 2048x1536 Print on A5 paper. 1024x768 Attach to an email. 4 Press [MENU/OK] or [Fn]. Shooting Options 37
  39. 39. Selecting a resolution and quality Selecting a quality 21754 Photos you take are compressed and saved in a JPG format. The higher quality you select, the better photos you will get, but the file size will also increase. 1 In Shooting mode, press [Fn]. 2 Press [w] or [r] to select QUALITY. 3 Press [e] or [t] to select an option. Option Description Super Fine Super fine quality Fine Fine quality Normal Normal quality 4 Press [MENU/OK] or [Fn]. Shooting Options 38
  40. 40. Using the timer 217543 1 In Shooting mode, press [t] repeatedly to change the 2 Press [Shutter] to start the timer. timer option. • The AF-assist light/Timer lamp blinks. The camera will automatically take a photo after the specified time. AF-assist light/Timer lamp Option Description • Press [t] to cancel the timer. (10 Sec) Take a photo in 10 seconds. • When Smile Shot or Blink Detection is set, the timer is not (2 Sec) Take a photo in 2 seconds. available. Take a photo in 10 seconds and take (Double) another in 2 seconds. Detect your movement and then take a (Motion Timer) photo. To turn off the timer, press [t] repeatedly until no timer icon is displayed. Shooting Options 39
  41. 41. Using the timer Using Motion Timer 5 Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/Timer lamp 1 Press [t] repeatedly until is displayed. is blinking. • The AF-assist light/Timer lamp will stop blinking just before the 2 Press [Shutter]. camera automatically takes a photo. 3 Stand within 3 m from the camera within 6 seconds after pressing [Shutter]. 4 Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate the timer. • The AF-assist light/Timer lamp will start to blink rapidly when the camera detects you. Motion Timer may not work when: • you are more than 3 m away from the camera • your movements are too subtle • there is too much light or backlight The detection range of Motion Timer Shooting Options 40
  42. 42. Shooting in the dark Preventing red-eye 2154 Using the flash 2154 If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a red Use the flash when taking photos in the dark. glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select (Red Eye) or (Red Eye Fix). In Shooting mode, press [e] repeatedly to change the flash option. Option Description The flash fires when the subject or background (Auto) is dark. • The flash fires when the subject or (Red Eye)* background is dark. • The camera reduces red-eye. • The flash always fires. (Fill In) • Light intensity is adjusted automatically. Shooting Options 41
  43. 43. Shooting in the dark Option Description Adjusting the ISO speed 1 • The flash fires and the shutter stays open ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as defined longer. by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The (Slow Sync) • Select this in the evening or in the dark. higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your camera • It is a good idea to use a tripod to prevent becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better photo your photos from blurring. without using the flash. • The flash will not fire. (Off) • Camera shake warning ( ) is displayed in 1 In Shooting mode, press [Fn]. the dark. • The flash fires when the subject or 2 Press [w] or [r] to select ISO. (Red Eye Fix)* background is dark. • The camera corrects red-eye through its 3 Press [e] or [t] to select an ISO speed option. advanced software analysis. 4 Press [MENU/OK] or [Fn]. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. * There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the • The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may flash fires a second time. get. • When Motion Capture is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto. • Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select Self • When you set the ISO speed to 3200, the resolution will be set Portrait or Blink Detection. to . • Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance from the flash. (p. 87) • If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may appear on your photo. Shooting Options 42
  44. 44. Changing the camera’s focus Using macro 2173 Using auto focus 2173 Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers or To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to your insects. distance from the subject. In Shooting mode, press [r] repeatedly to change the focus distance option. Option Description Focus on a subject farther than 8 cm • Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos. (Auto Macro) (farther than 50 cm, while using zoom). • Turn the flash off if the distance to the subject is less than 40 cm. Focus on a subject between 8 to 80 cm (Macro) (between 50 and 80 cm, while using zoom). (Super Macro) Focus on a subject between 3 to 8 cm. • To focus on a subject farther than 80 cm, press [r] repeatedly until no focus distance icon is displayed. • The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting Options 43
  45. 45. Changing the camera’s focus Adjusting the focus area 2 1 7 5 4 You can get clearer or photos by selecting an appropriate focus area according to your subject's location in the scene. 1 In Shooting mode, press [MENU/OK]. 2 Select Focus Area. 3 Press [t]. 4 Press [w] or [r] to select an option. Option Description Focus on the centre (suitable when Center AF subjects are located in the centre). Focus on one or more of nine possible Multi AF areas. 5 Press [MENU/OK]. Shooting Options 44
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