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  • This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly.  Click a topic Basic troubleshooting Quick referenceUser Manual Contents ST30 Basic functions Extended functions Shooting options Playback/Editing Settings Appendixes Index
  • Health and safety informationAlways comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera. Keep your camera away from small children and pets. Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or others 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 presentDo not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera. physical dangers as well.This may result in electric shock or damage to the camera. Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or highDo not use your camera near flammable or explosive temperatures for an extended period of time.gases and liquids. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.This may cause a fire or explosion. Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets orDo not insert flammable materials into the camera or store clothes.these materials near the camera. The camera may over-heat, which may distort the camera orThis may cause a fire or electric shock. cause a fire.Do not handle your camera with wet hands. If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediatelyThis may result in electric shock. disconnect all power sources such, as the battery or charger, and then contact a Samsung service center.Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight.Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) topeople or animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’seyes, this can cause temporary or permanent eyesight damage. 1
  • Health and safety information Do not use batteries for unintended purposes. Caution—situations that could cause damage to your This may cause a fire or electric shock. camera or other equipment Do not touch the flash while it fires.Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.for an extended period of time.Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause When you use AC charger, turn off the camera before youserious damage to your camera. disconnect the power to the AC charger. Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ionreplacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the battery. Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.This may cause a fire or personal injuries. Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or looseand accessories. outlet when you charge batteries.• Unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories can This may cause a fire or electric shock. cause batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause injury.• Samsung is not responsible for damages or injuries caused by Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories. +/- terminals on the battery. This may cause a fire or electric shock. 2
  • Health and safety informationDo not force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the Check that the camera is operating properly before use.camera. The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files orThis may cause your camera to malfunction. damages that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.Exercise caution when you connect cables or adaptersand install batteries and memory cards. You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (▲) into your camera.If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, orimproperly install batteries and memory cards, you can damage If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. Theports, connectors, and accessories. manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the cameracase.Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or causea fire. 3
  • Organization of the user manual Basic functions 11Copyright information Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks functions for shooting. of the Microsoft Corporation.• micro SD™, micro SDHC™ are registered trademarks of the SD Extended functions 26 Association. Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and• Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation. how to record a video or voice memo.• Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Shooting options 35 Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. • Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be Playback/Editing 51 changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions. Learn how to play back photos, videos, and edit • You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of this manual photos or videos. You will also learn how to connect without prior permission. your camera to your photo printer or TV. • For Open Source License information, refer to the “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM. Settings 72 Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings. Appendixes 77 Refer to error messages, specifications, and maintenance tips. 4
  • Indications used in this manual Icons used in this manualShooting mode Indication Icon FunctionSmart Auto Additional informationProgram Safety warnings and precautions Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] represents theDIS [ ] shutter button.Scene ( ) Page number of related information The order of options or menus you must select toMovie perform a step. For example: Select Shooting → White → Balance represents select Shooting, and then select White Balance. * AnnotationShooting mode iconsThese icons indicate that a function is available in thecorresponding modes. The mode may not support functionsfor all scenes. Abbreviations used in this manuale.g.) Abbreviation Definition ACB Auto Contrast Balance Available in the Program, DIS, and AEB Auto Exposure Bracket Movie modes AF Auto Focus DIS Digital Image Stabilization DPOF Digital Print Order Format EV Exposure Value ISO International Organization for Standardization WB White Balance 5
  • Expressions used in this manualPressing the shutter Exposure (Brightness)• Half-press [Shutter]: Press the shutter halfway down. The amount of light that enters your camera determines the• Press [Shutter]: Press the shutter all the way down. exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed, aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your photos will be darker or lighter. Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)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. Background Composition Subject 6
  • Basic troubleshootingYou can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options. The subjects eyes This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash. appear red. • Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 38) • If the photo has already been taken, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 61) Photos have dust Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash. spots. • Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place. • Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) Photos are blurred. This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly. • Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 24) • Use the mode. (p. 31) Photos are blurred As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows. when shooting at This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake. night. • Turn on the flash. (p. 38) • Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) • Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking. • Select Night in the mode. (p. 30) Subjects come out When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between too dark because of the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded. backlighting. • Avoid shooting with the sun behind your subject. • Select Backlight in the mode. (p. 28) • Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 38) • Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 45) • Adjust the exposure. (p. 45) • Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 46) 7
  • Quick reference Taking photos of people Adjusting the exposure (brightness) • Viewing files by category in Smart Album  53• mode > Beauty Shot  29 • EV (to adjust exposure)  45 • Deleting all files on the• mode > Portrait  28 • ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright memory card  55• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye) backgrounds)  45 • Viewing files as a slide  38 • Metering  46 show  56• Face Detection  42 • AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with • Viewing files on a TV  63 different exposures)  48 • Connecting your camera to a computer  64 Taking photos at night or in the dark • Adjusting the brightness of the display  74• mode > Night  30 Applying a different effect • Changing the display• mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks  28 language  75• Flash options  38 • Photo styles (to apply tones)  49 • Setting the date and time  75• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  39 • Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or • Formatting the memory contrast)  50 card  75 Taking action photos • Troubleshooting  87 Reducing camera shake• Continuous, Motion Capture  48 • mode  31 Taking photos of text, insects, or flowers• mode > Close Up, Text  28• Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  40• White Balance (to change the color tone)  46 8
  • ContentsBasic functions ............................................................... 11 Recording a voice memo ............................................ 34 Unpacking ................................................................... 12 Adding a voice memo to a photo ................................. 34 Camera layout ............................................................. 13 Inserting the battery and memory card ....................... 15 Shooting options ............................................................ 35 Charging the battery and turning your camera on ...... 16 Selecting a resolution and quality ............................... 36 Charging the battery ................................................... 16 Selecting a resolution .................................................. 36 Turning on your camera .............................................. 16 Selecting image quality ............................................... 36 Performing the initial setup ......................................... 17 Using the timer ............................................................ 37 Learning icons ............................................................. 18 Shooting in the dark .................................................... 38 Selecting options ......................................................... 19 Preventing red-eye ..................................................... 38 Using the flash ........................................................... 38 Setting the display and sound .................................... 21 Adjusting the ISO speed ............................................. 39 Changing the display type ........................................... 21 Setting the sound ....................................................... 21 Changing the camera’s focus ..................................... 40 Using macro .............................................................. 40 Taking photos .............................................................. 22 Using auto focus ........................................................ 40 Zooming .................................................................... 23 Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 41 Tips for getting a clearer photo ................................... 24 Using face detection ................................................... 42 Detecting faces .......................................................... 42Extended functions ........................................................ 26 Taking a self-portrait shot ............................................. 43 Shooting modes .......................................................... 27 Taking a smile shot ..................................................... 43 Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................ 27 Detecting eye blinking ................................................. 44 Using the Scene mode ............................................... 28 Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 29 Adjusting brightness and color ................................... 45 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ........................... 45 Using the frame guide ................................................. 30 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ........................... 45 Using the Night mode ................................................. 30 Changing the metering option ...................................... 46 Using the DIS mode ................................................... 31 Selecting a light source (White balance) ....................... 46 Using the Program mode ............................................ 32 Recording a video ..................................................... 32 Using burst modes ...................................................... 48 Recording voice memos ............................................. 34 Improving your photos ................................................ 49 9
  • Contents Applying photo styles .................................................. 49 Appendixes ..................................................................... 77 Adjusting your photos ................................................. 50 Error messages ........................................................... 78 Camera maintenance .................................................. 79Playback/Editing ............................................................. 51 Cleaning your camera ................................................. 79 Playing back ................................................................ 52 Using or storing the camera ........................................ 80 Starting Playback mode .............................................. 52 About memory cards .................................................. 81 Viewing photos .......................................................... 55 About the battery ........................................................ 83 Playing a video ........................................................... 57 Before contacting a service center ............................. 87 Editing a photo ............................................................ 59 Camera specifications ................................................. 90 Resizing photos ......................................................... 59 Glossary ....................................................................... 94 Rotating a photo ......................................................... 59 FCC notice ................................................................... 98 Applying photo styles .................................................. 60 Index ............................................................................ 99 Correcting exposure problems .................................... 61 Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 62 Viewing files on a TV ................................................... 63 Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 64 Transferring files using Intelli-studio ............................... 66 Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable disk .. 68 Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................. 69 Transferring files to your Mac computer ..................... 70 Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ......... 71Settings ........................................................................... 72 Camera settings menu ................................................ 73 Accessing the settings menu ...................................... 73 Display ...................................................................... 74 Settings ..................................................................... 75 10
  • Basic functionsLearn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functionsfor shooting.Unpacking ……………………………………………… 12Camera layout …………………………………………… 13Inserting the battery and memory card ……………… 15Charging the battery and turning your camera on …… 16 Charging the battery ………………………………… 16 Turning on your camera …………………………… 16Performing the initial setup …………………………… 17Learning icons …………………………………………… 18Selecting options ………………………………………… 19Setting the display and sound ………………………… 21 Changing the display type …………………………… 21 Setting the sound …………………………………… 21Taking photos …………………………………………… 22 Zooming …………………………………………… 23Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 24
  • UnpackingCheck your product box for the following items. Optional accessories Camera AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery Camera case Memory card/ Memory card adapter Strap User Manual CD-ROM Quick Start Manual A/V cable Battery charger The illustrations may differ from your actual items. Basic functions 12
  • Camera layoutBefore you start, familiarize yourself with your cameras parts and their functions. POWER button Shutter button Buzzer Flash Timer lamp Microphone Lens Attaching the strap Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and battery Basic functions 13
  • Camera layout Zoom button • Zoom in or out in Shooting mode. • Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as thumbnails in Playback mode.Status lamp• Blinking: When the camera is saving a photo or video, being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus• Steady: When the camera is connecting to a computer or in focus USB and A/V port Accepts USB cable or A/V cable Display Refer to the table at the bottomMode button: Open the list of shooting modes Button DescriptionIcon Mode Description Access options or menus The camera automatically selects settings based Smart Auto on a the type of scene (Night, Portrait, Sunset, In Shooting mode While setting etc.) it detects. Change the display option Move up Program Take a photo by setting options Change the macro option Move down Navigation The camera activates options that reduce camera Change the flash option Move left DIS shake. Change the timer option Move right Take a photo with options preset for a specific Scene scene (Landscape, Portrait, etc.). Confirm the highlighted option or menu Movie Record a video. Playback Enter Playback mode • Access options in Shooting mode Function • Delete files in Playback mode Basic functions 14
  • Inserting the battery and memory cardLearn to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera. Removing the battery and memory card Push the card gently until the card disengages from the camera, and then pull it out of the slot. Memory card Battery lock Insert a memory card with the gold-colored contacts Push the lock up to release facing up. the battery. Battery Insert the battery with the Samsung logo facing down. • You need a storage device for shooting. Insert the memory card. • Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory card. Basic functions 15
  • Charging the battery and turning your camera onCharging the battery Turning on your cameraBefore using the camera for the first time, you must charge the Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter, and then plug • The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camerathe end of cable with the indicator light into your camera. for the first time. (p. 17) Turning on your camera in Playback mode Press [ ]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode immediately. Indicator light • Red: Charging • Orange: Error When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] for about • Green: Fully charged 5 seconds, the camera does not emit the beep sound. Basic functions 16
  • Performing the initial setupThe initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the cameras basic settings.1 Press [ ]. 6 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date/Time Set and press • The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera [ ] or [ ]. for the first time. 7 Press [ ] or [ ] to select an item.2 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Language and press [ ] or [ ]. 8 Press [ ] or [ ] to set the date and time and press [ ].3 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a language and press [ ]. 9 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date Type and press [ ] or [ ].4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Time Zone and press [ ] or [ ].5 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a time zone and press [ ]. • To set the daylight-saving time, press [ ]. 10 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a date format and press [ ]. 11 Press [ ] to switch to the Shooting mode. Basic functions 17
  • Learning iconsThe icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set. A Icon Description C. Icons on the left Auto focus frame Icon Description Aperture and shutter speed Camera shake B Long time shutter Zoom ratio Exposure value Current date and time White balance B. Icons on the right C Face tone Icon Description Face retouch Photo resolutionA. Information ISO speedIcon Description Video resolution Selected shooting mode Video Stabilizer Frame rate Available number of photos Photo style Photo quality Image adjustment Available recording time Metering option (contrast, sharpness, saturation) Memory card is not inserted Voice recording available when Flash option shooting video Memory card inserted Timer option Burst type • : Fully charged Auto focus option • : Partially charged • : Charging needed Face detection Voice memo (On) Basic functions 18
  • Selecting optionsYou can select options by pressing [ ], and then using the navigation buttons ([ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]). You can also access shooting options by pressing [ ], but some options are not available.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Going back to the previous menu Press [ ] again to go back to the previous menu.2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or menu. Half-press [Shutter] to return to the Shooting mode. • To move up or down, press [ ] or [ ]. • To move left or right, press [ ] or [ ].3 Press [ ] to confirm the highlighted option or menu. Basic functions 19
  • Selecting options Example: Selecting a White Balance option in the P mode 5 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to White Balance, and then press [ ] or [ ].1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Photo Size2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Program, and then Quality press [ ]. EV ISO Smart Auto White Balance Program Face Detection DIS Focus Area Exit Back Scene Movie 6 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to a White Balance option. This mode allows you to directly set various features for shooting.3 Press [ ]. Daylight Photo Size Shooting Quality EV Display ISO Back Move Settings White Balance Face Detection Focus Area 7 Press [ ]. Exit Change4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Shooting, and then press [ ] or [ ]. Basic functions 20
  • Setting the display and soundLearn how to change the basic display and sound settings.Changing the display type Setting the soundSelect a display type for Shooting or Playback mode. Each type Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when youdisplays different shooting or playback information. operate your camera.Press [ ] repeatedly to change a display type. 1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Settings → Beep Sound → an option. Options Description Off The camera does not emit any sounds. Show all photographic information. On The camera emits a sound during operation.Modes Display Type Choices • Display all information about shootingShooting • Hide information about shooting, except the available number of photos (or available recording time) and the battery icon • Display all information about the current photo • Hide all information about the current filePlayback • Display information about the current file, except the shooting settings and captured date Basic functions 21
  • Taking photosLearn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. • A green frame means the subject in focus.2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Smart Auto, and then • A red frame means the subject is out of focus. press [ ]. Smart Auto Program DIS Scene Movie This mode recognizes the scene automatically. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.3 Align your subject in the frame. See page 24 for tips to get clearer photos. Basic functions 22
  • Taking photosZooming Digital zoomYou can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is usingcamera has a 3X optical zoom and 3X digital zoom. By using the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when youboth, you can zoom in up to 9 times. use the digital zoom.Press [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Press [Zoom] leftto zoom out. Optical range Zoom indicator Digital range • The Digital zoom is not available with the Face Detection options. • It may take longer to save a photo when you are using the digital zoom. Zoom ratio Zoom out Zoom in Basic functions 23
  • Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Reducing camera shake Make sure nothing is Select the mode to reduce camera shake blocking the lens. digitally. (p. 31) When is displayed Half-pressing the shutter button Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the focus. The camera adjusts the focus and exposure automatically. Camera shake When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to The camera sets the aperture value Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be and shutter speed automatically. harder to hold the camera still. Focus frame • Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 38) • Press [Shutter] to take the photo if • Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) the focus frame appears in green. • Change the composition and half- press [Shutter] again if the focus frame appears in red. Basic functions 24
  • Preventing your subject from being out of focusIt may be difficult to get your subject in focus when: • When you take photos in low light- there is little contrast between the subject and background (for example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color Turn on the flash. to the background) (p. 38)- the light source behind the subject is too bright- the subject is shiny or reflective- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame • When subjects are moving fast Use the continuous or motion capture function. (p. 48) Use the focus lock Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus, you can reposition the frame to change the composition. When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo. Basic functions 25
  • Extended functionsLearn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how torecord a video or voice memo.Shooting modes ………………………………………… 27 Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………… 27 Using the Scene mode ……………………………… 28 Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………… 29 Using the frame guide ……………………………… 30 Using the Night mode ……………………………… 30 Using the DIS mode ………………………………… 31 Using the Program mode …………………………… 32 Recording a video ………………………………… 32Recording voice memos ……………………………… 34 Recording a voice memo …………………………… 34 Adding a voice memo to a photo …………………… 34
  • Shooting modesTake photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.Using the Smart Auto mode Icon DescriptionIn this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.camera settings based on the type of scene it defects. This is available only when the flash is off.Smart Auto Mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera Appears when taking portraits at night.settings for various scenes. Appears when taking photos of landscapes with1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. backlighting. Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.2 Select Smart Auto. Appears when taking portraits.3 Align your subject in the frame. Appears when taking close-up photos of objects. • The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate scene mode icon appears at the top left of the screen. The Appears when taking close-up photos of text. icons are listed below. Appears when taking photos of sunsets. Appears when taking photos of clear skies. Appears when taking photos of forested areas. Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful subjects. Appears when the camera is stable (on a tripod, for example) and the subject is motionless for a period of time. This is available only when you are shooting in the dark. Icon Description Appears when taking photos of actively moving Appears when taking photos of landscapes. subjects. Appears when taking photos with bright white backgrounds. Extended functions 27
  • Shooting modes4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. Using the Scene mode5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene. • If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, appears 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. and the camera uses default settings. • Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode 2 Select Scene → a scene. depending on the subjects position or lighting. Beauty Shot • The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the Frame Guide shooting condtions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance Night to the subject. Portrait • Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode Children depending on the subjects movement. Landscape • In mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because Close Up it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes. This mode is appropriate for taking pictures of faces. • To change the scene mode, press [ ], and then select Scene → a scene. • For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot mode" on page 29. • For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide" on page 30. • For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 30. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Extended functions 28
  • Shooting modesUsing the Beauty Shot mode 6 Select Shooting → Face Retouch → an option.Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections. • Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of imperfections.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Scene → Beauty Shot. Level 23 To make the subjects skin tone appear lighter (face only), press [ ], and then go to Step 4. To hide facial imperfections, press [ ], and then go to Step 5. Back Move4 Select Shooting → Face Tone → an option. 7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press • Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter. [Shutter] to focus. Level 2 8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro. Back Move5 To hide facial imperfections, press [ ]. Extended functions 29
  • Shooting modesUsing the frame guide Using the Night modeWhen you want another person to take a photo of you, you can Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for preset forcompose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame shooting at night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera fromguide helps the other person take a photo of you by showing part shaking.of the pre-composed scene. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Scene → Night.2 Select Scene → Frame Guide. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press3 Align your subject in the frame, and then press [Shutter]. [Shutter] to focus. • Transparent guides appear on the left and right of the frame. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value to prevent overexposure. Cancel Frame: OK 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].4 Ask another person to take a photo. • The person aligns the subject in the frame using the guides, 2 Select Scene → Night. and then presses [Shutter] to take the photo. 3 Press [ ].5 To cancel the guides, press [ ]. 4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter. Extended functions 30
  • Shooting modes5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed. Using the DIS mode Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Digital Auto Aperture value Image Stabilization functions. Auto Shutter speed Aperture Back Move Before correction After correction6 Select an option. • If you select Auto, the camera adjusts the aperture value or shutter speed automatically. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press 2 Select DIS. [Shutter] to focus. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. [Shutter] to focus. Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. • The digital zoom does not work in this mode. • If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry. • The DIS function may not work where the lighting is brighter than that of a fluorescent lamp. Extended functions 31
  • Shooting modesUsing the Program mode Recording a videoIn the Program mode, you can set various options except You can record up to 2 GB at 640 X 480 resolution and thethe shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files.automatically. Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If this occurs,1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. set a lower resolution. (p. 36)2 Select Program.3 Set options. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options”.) 2 Select Movie. 3 Press [ ]. 4 Select Movie → Frame Rate → a frame rate (the number of frames per second). • As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but the file size also increases. The zoom ratio and angle of view might decrease when shooting video.4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus.5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Extended functions 32
  • Shooting modes5 Press [ ]. To pause recording The camera allows you to pause a video temporarily while6 Select Movie → Voice → a sound option. recording. With this function, you can record several scenes as a Option Description single video. Off: Record a video without sound. Press [ ] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume. On: Record a video with sound. Zoom Mute: The camera stops recording sound temporarily when you use the zoom.7 Press [ ].8 Select Movie → Stabilizer → a stabilizer option. Stop Pause Option Description Off: Record a video with the image stabilization function turned off. On: Record a video with the image stabilization function turned on to prevent your video from blurring.9 Set other options as desired. (For options, refer to “Shooting options”.)10 Press [Shutter] to start recording.11 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. Extended functions 33
  • Recording voice memosLearn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder ofshooting conditions. You will get the best sound quality when recording 16 inches (40 cm.) away from the camera.Recording a voice memo Adding a voice memo to a photo1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Voice → Record. 2 Select Shooting → Voice → Memo.3 Press [Shutter] to record. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then take a photo. • You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length. • Begin recording the voice memo right after taking the photo. • Press [ ] to pause or resume recording. 4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum). • Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the 10 seconds are up. You cannot add voice memos to photos if you set Continuous, Motion Capture, or AEB options. Stop Pause4 Press [Shutter] to stop. • Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.5 Press [ ] to switch to Shooting mode. Extended functions 34
  • Shooting optionsLearn about the options you can set in shooting mode.Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 36 Adjusting brightness and color …………… 45 Selecting a resolution …………………… 36 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 45 Selecting image quality …………………… 36 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) …… 45Using the timer ……………………………… 37 Changing the metering option …………… 46 Selecting a light source (White balance) … 46Shooting in the dark ……………………… 38 Preventing red-eye ……………………… 38 Using burst modes ………………………… 48 Using the flash …………………………… 38 Improving your photos …………………… 49 Adjusting the ISO speed ………………… 39 Applying photo styles …………………… 49Changing the camera’s focus …………… 40 Adjusting your photos …………………… 50 Using macro ……………………………… 40 Using auto focus ………………………… 40 Adjusting the focus area ………………… 41Using face detection ……………………… 42 Detecting faces …………………………… 42 Taking a self-portrait shot ………………… 43 Taking a smile shot ……………………… 43 Detecting eye blinking …………………… 44
  • Selecting a resolution and qualityLearn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.Selecting a resolution When recording a videoAs you increase the resolution, your photo or video will includemore pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on 1 In the mode, press [ ].a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size alsoincreases. 2 Select Movie → Movie Size → an option. Option Description When taking a photo 640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV. 320 X 240: To post on a web page.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Photo Size → an option. Option Description Selecting image quality 3648 X 2736: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3"). The camera compresses and saves the photos you take in JPEG 3552 X 2368: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3") in wide format. Higher quality images result in larger file sizes. ratio (3:2). 3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper (11.7" x 16.5"). 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3584 X 2016: Print on A3 paper (11.7" x 16.5") in 2 Select Shooting → Quality → an option. panorama ratio (16:9). Option Description 2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8.3" x 11.7"). Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality. 1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper (5.8" x 8.3"). 1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9) Fine: Capture photos in high quality. or play back on an HDTV (5.8" x 8.3"). Normal: Capture photos in normal quality. 1024 X 768: Attach to email. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. The paper sizes in inches are approximate. Shooting options 36
  • Using the timerLearn how to set the timer to delay shooting.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer. • The timer lamp blinks. The camera automatically takes a photo at the specified time. Off • Press [Shutter] or [ ] to cancel the timer. • Depending on the face detection option you have selected, the timer function or some timer options may not be available. • When you set burst options, you cannot use the timer function.2 Select an option. Option Description Off: The timer is not active. 10 Sec: Takes a photo in 10 seconds. 2 Sec: Takes a photo in 2 seconds. Double: Takes a photo in 10 seconds, and then takes another 2 seconds later. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 37
  • Shooting in the darkLearn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.Preventing red-eye Using the flashIf the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you needa red glow may appear in the persons eyes. To prevent this, more light in your photos.select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in"Using the flash." 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Auto 2 Select an option. Option Description Off: • The flash does not fire. • The camera displays the camera shake warning ( ) when you are shooting in low light. Auto: The camera selects a proper flash setting for the scene it detects in the mode. Shooting options 38
  • Shooting in the dark Option Description • Flash options are not available if you set Continuous, Motion Capture, Red-eye Fix*: AEB options or select Self-Portrait or Blink Detection. • The flash fires twice when the subject or background • Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance from the flash. (p. 90) is dark. • If light from the flash is relected or there is a large amount of dust in • The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced the air, tiny spots may appear in your photo. software analysis. Slow Sync: • The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer. • This option is recommended when you want to capture ambient light to reveal more details in the background. Adjusting the ISO speed • Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as • The camera will display the shake warning ( ) when defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). you are shooting in low light. The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your Fill in: camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better • The flash always fires. photo without using the flash. • The camera adjusts light intensity automatically. Red-eye*: 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. • The flash fires when the subject or background is dark. 2 Select Shooting → ISO → an option. • Select to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the • The camera reduces red-eyes. brightness of the subject and lighting. Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or background is dark. • The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get. • When you select Motion Capture, the camera sets the ISO speed The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. to Auto. * There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until • When the is selected, the image size is fixed to under 3M. the flash fires a second time. Shooting options 39
  • Changing the camera’s focusLearn how to adjust the cameras focus.Using macro Using auto focusUse macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according toor insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus”. your distance from the subject. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Normal (AF) 2 Select an option. Option Description Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 32 in. (80 cm) from the camera. • Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos. • Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 16 in. Macro: Focus on a subject 2 to 32 in. (5 - 80 cm ) from (40 cm.) the camera. 20 in. to 32 in. (50 cm - 80 cm) when using the zoom. Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 2 in. (5 cm). Farther than 20 in. (50 cm) when using the zoom. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 40
  • Changing the camera’s focusAdjusting the focus areaYou can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focusarea according to your subject’s location in the scene.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Focus Area → an option. Option Description Center AF: Focus on the center. Suitable when subjects are located in the center. Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 41
  • Using face detectionIf you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the cameraadjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot tocapture a smiling face. • The camera automatically tracks the recognized face. Detecting faces • Face detection may not be effective when: Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 faces - the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear in one scene). orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection.) - it is too bright or too dark - the subject is not facing the camera - the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask - the subject is in backlit or the lighting condition is unstable - the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably • Face detection is not available when using a photo style or image adjustment option. • Face detection is not available when you are using the digital zoom. • Depending on the face detection option you selected, the timer or some timer options are not available. • Depending on the face detection option you selected, some burst options are not available. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Normal. • The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest of the faces appear in gray focus frames. The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera detects faces. Shooting options 42
  • Using face detectionTaking a self-portrait shot Taking a smile shotTake photos of yourself. The camera automatically sets the photo The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects adistance to close-up and emits a beep when ready. smiling face. When faces are located in the 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. center, the camera beeps rapidly. 2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Smile Shot. • When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect the smile more easily.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Self-Portrait.3 When you hear a beep, press [Shutter]. Shooting options 43
  • Using face detectionDetecting eye blinkingIf your camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes twophotos in succession.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Blink Detection. • Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen. • When blink detection fails, the “Picture taken with eyes closed.” message appears. Take another photo. Shooting options 44
  • Adjusting brightness and colorLearn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.Adjusting the exposure manually Compensating for backlighting (ACB)(EV) When the light source is behind your subject or there is highDepending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos contrast between your subject and the background, your subjectmay be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the is likely to appear dark in the photo. If this occurs, turn the Autoexposure to get a better photo. Contrast Balance (ACB) option on.Darker (-) Neutral (0) Brighter (+) Without ACB With ACB1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting or Movie → EV. 2 Select Shooting → ACB → an option.3 Select a value to adjust the exposure. Option Description • Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You Off: ACB is off. may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure or underexposure. On: ACB is on. • If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket). The camera takes three photos, each with a different exposure: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 48) The ACB feature is not available when you set Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB options. Shooting options 45
  • Adjusting brightness and colorChanging the metering option Selecting a light sourceThe metering mode refers to the way in which a camera (White balance)measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your The color of your photo depends on the type and quality ofphotos will vary depending on the metering mode you select. the light source. If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select a white balance setting that matches the lighting1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. conditions, such as Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.2 Select Shooting or Movie → Metering → an option. Option Description Multi: • Your camera divides the scene into several areas, and then measures the light intensity of each area. • Suitable for general photos. (Auto WB) (Daylight) Spot: • Your camera measures only the light intensity of the very center of the frame. • If a subject is not in the center of the scene, your photo may be improperly exposed. • Suitable for a subject with backlighting. Center-weighted: • Your camera averages the meter reading of the entire (Cloudy) (Tungsten) frame with emphasis placed on the center. • Suitable for photos with subjects in the center of the frame. Shooting options 46
  • Adjusting brightness and color1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Defining your own white balance2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance → an option. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Icon Description 2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance → Auto WB: Automatically sets the white balance based Custom Set. on the lighting conditions. Daylight: Select when taking outdoor photos on a 3 Aim the lens at a piece of white paper. sunny day. Cloudy: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy day or in shadows. Fluorescent_H: Select when shooting under a daylight fluorescent or three-way fluorescent light. Fluorescent_L: Select when shooting under white fluorescent light. Tungsten: Select when taking indoor photos under incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps. Custom Set: Use white balance settings you defined. 4 Press [Shutter]. (See procedure at right.) Shooting options 47
  • Using burst modesIt can be difficult to take photos of fast-moving subjects or capture natural facial expressions and gestures of your subjects in photos.In these cases, select one of the burst modes to take multiple pictures rapidly. • You can use the flash, timer, and ACB only when you select Single. • When you select Motion Capture, the resolution is set to VGA and the ISO speed is set to Auto. • Depending on the face detection option you selected, some burst options are not available.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Drive → an option. Option Description Single: Take a single photo. Continuous: • While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes photos continuously. • Maximum of 3 photos Motion Capture: • While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes VGA photos (6 photos per second; maximum of 30 photos). AEB: • Take 3 photos with different exposures: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. • Use a tripod to prevent blurry photos. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 48
  • Improving your photosLearn how to improve your photos by applying photo styles or colors, or by making some adjustments.Applying photo styles Defining your own RGB toneApply a different photo style to your photos, such as Soft, Vivid,or Forest. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Shooting or Movie → Photo Style Selector → Custom RGB. 3 Select a color (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue).Soft Vivid Forest1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting or Movie → Photo Style Selector → an option. Back Move • Select Custom RGB to define your own RGB tone. 4 Adjust the amount of the selected color. If you use this function, you cannot set face detection and image adjustment (-: less or +: more) options. Shooting options 49
  • Improving your photosAdjusting your photos Saturation option DescriptionAdjust the contrast, sharpness, and saturation of your photos. - Decrease the saturation. + Increase the saturation.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Image Adjust. • Select 0 if you do not want to apply any effects (suitable for printing).3 Select an adjustment option. • If you set an Image Adjust option, Photo Style Selector function is not available. • Contrast • Sharpness • Saturation4 Select a value to adjust the selected item. Contrast option Description - Decrease the color and brightness. + Increase the color and brightness. Sharpness option Description Soften the edges on your photos. Suitable - for editing the photos on your computer. Sharpen the edges to improve the clarity + of your photos. This may also increase the noise on your photos. Shooting options 50
  • Playback/EditingLearn how to play back photos, videos, and edit photos or videos. You will also learn how to connectyour camera to your photo printer or TV.Playing back ………………………………… 52 Transferring files to your Windows computer … 64 Starting Playback mode ………………… 52 Transferring files using Intelli-studio ……… 66 Viewing photos …………………………… 55 Transferring files by connecting the camera Playing a video …………………………… 57 as a removable disk ……………………… 68Editing a photo ……………………………… 59 Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) … 69 Resizing photos …………………………… 59 Transferring files to your Mac computer … 70 Rotating a photo ………………………… 59 Printing photos with a PictBridge photo Applying photo styles …………………… 60 printer ……………………………………… 71 Correcting exposure problems …………… 61 Creating a print order (DPOF) …………… 62Viewing files on a TV ……………………… 63
  • Playing backLearn how to play back photos, videos, and manage files.Starting Playback mode Display in Playback modeView photos or play videos stored in your camera.1 Press [ ]. • The most recent file will be displayed. • If the camera is off, it will turn on and display the most recent Information file.2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll through files. • Press and hold to scroll through files quickly. • Audio will be unavailable if you play video, audio or voice memo files Icon Description on this camera. If you wish to listen to audio, connect the camera to your TV or open the desired file on your PC. Photo includes a voice memo • The camera will not properly play back files that are too large or those Video file taken with cameras from other manufacturers. Print order has been set (DPOF) Protected file Folder name – File name To display file information on the screen, press [ ]. Playback/Editing 52
  • Playing back Viewing files by category in Smart Album 4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll through files.View and manage files by categories, such as date, file type, or • Press and hold to scroll through files quickly.week. 5 Press [ ] to return to the normal view.1 In Playback mode, press [Zoom] left.2 Press [ ].3 Select a category. Type Date Color Week Back Set Option Description Type View files by file type. Date View files by the date they were saved. Color View files by the dominant color of the image. Week View files by the weekday they were saved. • When selecting Color, Etc is shown if color is not extracted. • It may take some time for the camera to open Smart Album or to change the category and recognize files. Playback/Editing 53
  • Playing back Viewing files as thumbnails Protecting filesScan thumbnails of files. Protect your files from accidental deletion. In Playback mode, press [Zoom] left to display 9 1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. or 20 thumbnails. Press [Zoom] right to return to the previous mode. 2 Select File Options → Protect → Select. 3 To protect all files, select All → Lock. 4 To protect a single file, select the file you want to protect, and then press [ ]. • Press [ ] again to cancel your selection. Protected file FilterTo Do thisScroll through files Press [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ]. Select SetDelete files Press [ ], and then select Yes. 5 Repeat Step 4 to protect additional files individually. 6 Press [ ]. You cannot delete or rotate a protected file. Playback/Editing 54
  • Playing back Deleting files Viewing photosDelete single files or all files at once. You cannot delete protected Zoom in on part of a photo or view photos in a slide show.files. Enlarging a photoTo delete a single file,1 In Playback mode, select a file, and then press [ ]. In Playback mode, press [Zoom] right to enlarge a photo. Press [Zoom] left to shrink2 Select Yes to delete the file. a photo. The enlarged area and zoom ratio are indicated on the top of theTo delete multiple files, screen. The maximum zoom ratio may vary depending on the resolution.1 In Playback mode, press [ ].2 Select Multiple Delete.3 Select the files you want to delete, and then press [ ]. • Press [ ] again to cancel your selection.4 Press [ ].5 Select Yes. TrimTo delete all files, To Do this1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. Move the enlarged area Press [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ].2 Select File Options → Delete → All → Yes. Trim the enlarged photo Press [ ]. The trimmed photo is saved as a new file. Playback/Editing 55
  • Playing back Starting a slide show 4 Set the slide show effect.You can apply effects to your slide show. 5 Select Start → Play.1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. • To loop the slide show, select Repeat. • Press [ ] to pause or resume the slide show.2 Select Multi Slide Show. To stop the slide show and switch to Playback mode, press [ ], and then3 Select a slide show effect option. [ ] or [ ]. • Skip to step 5 to start a slide show with no effects. Option Description Set whether or not to repeat the slide show. Start (Play, Repeat) Select the photos you want to view as a slide show. • All: View all photos in a slide show. Images • Date: View photos captured on a specific date in a slide show. • Select: View selected photos in a slide show. • Set the interval between photos. Interval • This is available when you select Off in the Effect option. See below. • Select a transition effect. Effect • Select Off for no effects. Playback/Editing 56
  • Playing backPlaying a video Trimming a video during playbackYou can play a video, capture an image from a video, or crop avideo. 1 Press [ ] at the point where you want the new video to begin, and then press [Zoom] right.1 In Playback mode, select a video, and then press [ ]. 2 Press [ ] to resume playback. 3 Press [ ] at the point where you want the new video to end, and then press [Zoom] right. 4 Select Yes. • The original video must be at least 10 seconds long. • The camera saves the edited video as a new file. Pause2 Use the following buttons to control playback. Press To Capturing an image during playback [ ] Scan backward. [ ] Pause or resume playback. 1 Press [ ] at the point where you want to save a still [ ] Scan forward. image. 2 Press [ ]. A captured image has the same resolution as the original video file and is saved as a new file. Playback/Editing 57
  • Playing back Playing voice memos on a TV Playing a voice memo added to a photo 1 Connect your camera to your TV using the A/V cable. Playing a voice memo 2 In Playback mode, select a photo that includes a voice memo, 1 Connect your camera to your TV using the A/V cable. and then press [ ]. 2 In Playback mode, select a voice memo, and then press [ ]. • Press [ ] to pause or resume playback. 3 Use the following buttons to control playback. Press To [ ] Scan backward. Playing voice memos on your PC [ ] Pause or resume playback. If you open the audio files or voice memo files on your PC, you can [ ] Scan forward. listen to the audio. [ ] Stop playback. Adding a voice memo to a photo 1 Connect your camera to your TV using the A/V cable. 2 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ]. 3 Select File Options → Voice memo → On. 4 Press [Shutter] to record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum). • Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo. You cannot add a voice memo to protected files. Playback/Editing 58
  • Editing a photoPerform photo editing tasks, such as resizing, rotating, eliminating red-eyes, and adjusting brightness, contrast, or saturation. • The camera saves edited photos as new files. • When you edit photos, the camera will automatically convert them to a lower resolution. Photos that you rotate or resize manually are not automatically converted to a lower resolution.Resizing photos Rotating a photo1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press 1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ]. [ ].2 Select Edit → Resize → an option. 2 Select Edit → Rotate → an option. • Select to save the photo as a start image. (p. 74) 1984 X 1488 Right 90˚ Back Move Back Move The rotated photo will be saved as the same file, not a new file. Available options differ depending on the size of the selected photo. Playback/Editing 59
  • Editing a photoApplying photo styles Defining your own RGB toneApply a different photo style to the photo, such as Soft, Vivid, orForest. 1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ]. 2 Select Edit → Photo Style Selector → Custom RGB. 3 Select a color (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue).Soft Vivid Forest1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ].2 Select Edit → Photo Style Selector → an option. Back Move • Select Custom RGB to define your own RGB tone. 4 Adjust the amount of the selected color. (-: less or +: more) Soft Back Move Playback/Editing 60
  • Editing a photoCorrecting exposure problems 3 Select a level.Adjust ACB (Auto Contrast Balance), brightness, contrast, or • As the number increases, the face becomes clearer.saturation; remove red-eye; hide facial imperfections; or addnoise to the photo. Adjusting brightness/contrast/saturation Adjusting ACB (Auto Contrast Balance) 1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ].1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [ ]. 2 Select Edit → Image Adjust.2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → ACB. 3 Select an adjustment option. • : Brightness • : Contrast • : Saturation Removing red-eye 4 Select a value to adjust the selected item.1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press (-: less or +: more) [ ].2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Red-eye Fix. Adding noise to the photo 1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press Hiding facial imperfections [ ].1 In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press 2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Add Noise. [ ].2 Select Edit → Image Adjust → Face Retouch. Playback/Editing 61
  • Editing a photoCreating a print order (DPOF) 4 Press [ ].Select photos to be printed and set options, such as the numberof copies or paper size. 5 Select File Options → DPOF → Size → an option. Option Description • You can take the memory card to a print shop that supports DPOF Select Specify the print size for the selected photo. (Digital Print Order Format) or you can print photos directly through a DPOF-compatible printer at home. All Specify the print size for all photos. • Wide photos may print with the left and right edges cut off, so be Reset Reset to the default settings. aware of the dimensions of your photos. 6 If you select Select, scroll to a photo, and then press [Zoom] left or right to select the print size. Repeat for the1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. photos you want to print, and then press [ ].2 Select File Options → DPOF → Standard → an option. • If you select All, press [ ] or [ ] to select the print size, and then press [ ]. Option Description Select Print the selected photos. All Print all photos. Printing photos as thumbnails Reset Reset to the default settings. Print photos as thumbnails to check all the photos at once.3 If you select Select, scroll to a photo, and then press 1 In Playback mode, press [ ]. [Zoom] left or right to select the number of copies. 2 Select File Options → DPOF → Index → Yes. Repeat for the photos you want to print, and then press [ ]. If you specify the print size, you can print photos only with DPOF • If you select All, press [ ] or [ ] to select the number of 1.1-compatible printers. copies, and then press [ ]. Playback/Editing 62
  • Viewing files on a TVPlay back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV using the A/V cable.1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ]. • On some TVs, digital noise may occur or part of an image may not appear.2 Select Settings → Video Out. • Images may not appear centered on the TV screen depending on your TV settings.3 Select a video signal output according to your country • You can capture photos or videos while the camera is connected or region. to a TV.4 Turn off your camera and TV.5 Connect your camera to your TV using the A/V cable. Video Audio6 Turn on your TV, and then select the video output mode using the TV remote control.7 Turn on your camera, and then press [ ].8 View photos or play videos using the buttons on your camera. Playback/Editing 63
  • Transferring files to your Windows computerTransfer files by connecting your camera to your Windows PC. Requirements for Intelli-studio • Intelli-studio may not perform correctly on some computers, evenItem Requirements when the computer meets the requirements. • If your computer does not meet the requirements, videos may not Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz or higher/CPU play correctly or it may take longer to edit videos. AMD Athlon™ FX 2.2 GHz or higher • Install DirectX 9.0c or above before you use the program. Minimum 512 MB RAM • Your computer must have Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10.4 orRAM (1 GB and above recommended) later for you to connect the camera to the computer as a removable disk.OS Windows XP SP2/Vista/7Hard disk 250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)capacity Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported may void • CD-ROM drive your warranty. • nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/ATI X1600 series or higherOthers • 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32-bit color display recommended) • USB 2.0 port, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later* The programs may not work properly on 64-bit Edition of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Playback/Editing 64
  • Transferring files to your Windows computer Installing Intelli-studio1 Insert the installation CD in a compatible CD-ROM drive.2 When the setup screen is appears, click Samsung Digital Camera Installer to start installation.3 Select the programs to install, and then follow the onscreen instructions.4 Click Exit to complete the installation, and then restart your computer. Playback/Editing 65
  • Transferring files to your Windows computerTransferring files using Intelli-studio 3 Run Intelli-studio on your computer.You can easily transfer files on your camera to your computer byusing Intelli-studio. 4 Turn on the camera. • The computer recognizes the camera automatically.1 Turn off the camera. If the camera fails to connect, a pop-up window will appear. Select Computer.2 Connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable. You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (▲) into 5 Select a folder on your computer to save new files to. your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The • If your camera has no new files, the pop-up window for saving manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. new files will not appear. 6 Select Yes. • New files are transferred to the computer. The battery charges while the camera is connected to a computer with the USB cable. Playback/Editing 66
  • Transferring files to your Windows computer Using Intelli-studioThe Intelli-studio allows you to play back and edit files. You can also upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube. For details, selectHelp → Help in the program. • To enjoy more features, such as creating slide shows with templates, install the full version of Intelli-studio by selecting Web Support → Update Intelli-studio → Start Update from the program toolbar. • You cannot edit files directly on the camera. Transfer files to a folder on your computer before editing. • Intelli-studio supports the following formats: - Videos: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9), AVI (MJPEG) - Photos: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF 1 2 3 4 5 15 6 14 7 13 8 9 12 10 11 Playback/Editing 67
  • Transferring files to your Windows computerIcon Description Transferring files by connecting the camera 1 Open menus as a removable disk 2 Display files in the selected folder Connect the camera to your computer as a removable disk. 3 Change to the Photo edit mode 1 Turn off the camera. 4 Change to the Video edit mode 5 Change to the Sharing mode (You can send files by email 2 Connect the camera to your computer with the USB or upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube.) cable. 6 Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (▲) into 7 Select a file type your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. 8 View files of the selected folder on your computer 9 Show or hide files of the connected camera 10 View files of the selected folder on the camera 11 View files as thumbnails or on a map 12 Browse folders in the connected device 13 Browse folders in your computer 14 Move to the previous or next folder Print files, view files on a map, store files in My Folder, or 15 register faces Playback/Editing 68
  • Transferring files to your Windows computer3 Turn on the camera. Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) • The computer recognizes the camera automatically. The way to disconnect the USB cable for Windows Vista/7 is If the camera fails to connect, a pop-up window will appear. similar. Select Computer. 1 If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, wait until it stops.4 On your computer, select My Computer → Removable 2 Click on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC Disk → DCIM → 100PHOTO. screen.5 Select the files you want and drag or save them to your computer. 3 Click the pop-up message. 4 Click the message box indicating safely removed. 5 Remove the USB cable. The camera may not be removed safely when Intelli-studio is running. End the program before disconnecting the camera. Playback/Editing 69
  • Transferring files to your Mac computerWhen you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer recognizes the camera automatically.You can transfer files directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs. Mac OS 10.4 or later is supported.1 Turn off the camera. 3 Turn on the camera. • The computer recognizes the camera automatically and2 Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the displays a removable disk icon. USB cable. If the camera fails to connect, a pop-up window will appear. You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (▲) into Select Computer. your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. 4 Double-click the removable disk icon. 5 Transfer photos or videos to the computer. Playback/Editing 70
  • Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printerPrint photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting your camera directly to the printer.1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ]. Configuring print settings2 Select Settings → USB. Images : One Photo3 Select Printer. Size : Auto4 With the printer on, connect your camera to the printer Layout : Auto with the USB cable. Type : Auto Quality : Auto Exit Print Option Description Images: Select whether to print the current photo or all photos. Size: Specify the size of the print.5 Turn on your camera. Layout: Create thumbnail prints. • The printer recognizes the camera automatically. Type: Select the type of paper.6 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a photo. Quality: Set the printing quality. • Press [ ] to set printing options. Date: Set to print the date. See “Configuring print settings”. File Name: Set to print the name of the file.7 Press [ ] to print. Reset: Reset the print options. • Printing starts. Press [ ] to cancel printing. Some options are not supported by some printers. Playback/Editing 71
  • SettingsRefer to options to configure your camera’s settings.Camera settings menu ………………………………… 73 Accessing the settings menu ……………………… 73 Display ……………………………………………… 74 Settings ……………………………………………… 75
  • Camera settings menuLearn about various options to configure your cameras settings.Accessing the settings menu 3 Select an option and save your settings.1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ]. Function Description Start Image Off : On : Off On2 Select a menu. Display Brightness Quick View : Auto : 0.5 sec Function Description Power Save : Off Shooting Start Image Display Brightness Display Quick View Back Set Settings Power Save 4 Press [ ] to return to the previous screen. Exit Change Menu Description Display: Customize the display settings, such as start image and brightness. (p. 74) Settings: Change the settings for the camera system, such as memory format, default file name, and USB mode. (p. 75) Settings 73
  • Camera settings menuDisplay * Default * DefaultItem Description Item DescriptionFunction Display a brief description of an option or menu. If you perform no operations for 30 seconds, theDescription (Off, On*) camera automatically switches to Power save mode Set a start image to display when the camera turns (press any button to deactivate the Power save on. Power Save mode). (Off*, On) • Off*: Display no start image. If the Power save mode is deactivated, the main • Logo: Display a default image stored in the internal display will dim to save battery life when you perform no memory. operations for about 30 seconds.Start Image • User Image: Display the image you want. (p. 59) • Only one user image will be saved in the memory. • If you select a new photo as a user image or reset your camera, the current image will be deleted. Adjust the brightness of the screen. (Auto*, Dark, Normal, Bright)DisplayBrightness Normal is fixed in Playback mode even if you have selected Auto. Set the duration for reviewing a captured image beforeQuick View returning to the Shooting mode. (Off, 0.5 sec*, 1 sec, 3 sec) Settings 74
  • Camera settings menuSettings * Default * DefaultItem Description Item Description Format the memory card. Format deletes all files, Specify how to name files. including protected files. (Yes, No) • Reset: Set the file number to start from 0001 when inserting a new memory card, formatting aFormat If you use a memory card used with cameras from different manufacturers or a memory card reader, or memory card, or deleting all files. one formatted on a computer, your camera may read • Series*: Set the file number to follow the previous the card incorrectly. Format the card before using it. file number when inserting a new memory card, formatting a memory card, or deleting all files. Reset menus and shooting options. Date and time,Reset language, and video output settings are not reset. • The default name of the first folder is 100PHOTO (Yes, No) and the default name of the first file is SAM_0001.Language Select a language for the display text. File No. • The file number increases one at a time from SAM_0001 to SAM_9999.Time Zone Select a region and set the daylight-saving time (DST). • The folder number increases one at a time fromDate/Time 100PHOTO to 999PHOTO. Set the date and time. • The maximum number of files that can be storedSet in one folder is 9999. Select a date format.Date Type • The camera defines file names according to (YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, Off*) the Digital rule for Camera File system (DCF) standard. If you change the names of files intentionally, the camera may not play back the files. Settings 75
  • Camera settings menu * Default * DefaultItem Description Item Description Select whether to display the date and time on your Select the function to use when you connect the photos when printing. (Off*, Date, Date & Time) camera to a computer or printer using a USB cable. • Auto*: Set your camera to select a USB mode • The date and time is displayed on the bottom- right corner of the photo in yellow. automatically.Imprint USB • Some printer models may not print the date • Computer: Connect your camera to a computer and time. for transferring files. • If you select Text in mode, the camera will • Printer: Connect your camera to a printer for not display the date and time. printing files. Set the camera to turn off automatically when you are Select the sound the camera emits when you press Beep Sound not using it. (Off, 1 min, 3 min*, 5 min, 10 min) buttons or switch modes. (Off, On*) • Your settings will not change after replacingAuto Power the battery.Off • The camera will not automatically turn off when: - it is connected to a computer or printer - you are playing a slide show or videos - you are recording a voice memo Set the video signal output according to your region. • NTSC*: USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico.Video Out • PAL (supports only BDGHI): Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Norway. Settings 76
  • AppendixesRefer to error messages, specifications, and maintenance tips.Error messages ………………………………………… 78Camera maintenance …………………………………… 79 Cleaning your camera ……………………………… 79 Using or storing the camera ………………………… 80 About memory cards ……………………………… 81 About the battery …………………………………… 83Before contacting a service center …………………… 87Camera specifications ………………………………… 90Glossary ………………………………………………… 94FCC notice ……………………………………………… 98Index ……………………………………………………… 99
  • Error messagesWhen the following error messages appear, try these remedies.Error message Suggested remedies • Turn off your camera, and then turn it on again.Card Error • Remove your memory card, and insert it again. • Format your memory card. (p. 75) The inserted memory card is not compatibleCard not with your camera. Insert a microSD, microSDHCsupported. memory card. File names do not match the DCF standard.DCF Full Error Transfer the files on the memory card to your computer, and then format the card. (p. 75) Delete the damaged file or contact a SamsungFile Error service center.Low Battery Insert a charged battery or recharge the battery. Delete unnecessary files or insert a new memoryMemory Full card. Take photos or insert a memory card that hasNo Image File some photos. You need a storage device for shooting.Insert Card Insert the memory card. Appendixes 78
  • Camera maintenanceCleaning your camera Camera body Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. Camera lens and displayUse a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lensgently with a soft cloth. If any dust remains, apply lens cleaningliquid to a piece of lens cleaning paper, and then wipe gently. • Never use benzene, thinners, or alcohol to clean the device. These solutions can damage the camera or cause it to malfunction. • Do not press on the lens cover or use a blower brush on the lens cover. Appendixes 79
  • Camera maintenanceUsing or storing the camera Using on beaches or shores • Protect your camera from sand and dirt when you use it on beaches Inappropriate places to use or store the camera or in other similar areas.• Avoid exposing the camera to very cold or very hot temperatures. • Your camera is not waterproof. Do not handle the battery, adapter, or memory card with wet hands. Operating the camera with wet hands• Avoid using your camera in areas with extremly high humidity, or may cause damage to your camera. where the humidity changes drastically.• Avoid exposing the camera to direct sunlight and storing it in hot, poorly-ventilated areas, such as in a car during summer time.• Protect your camera and the display from impact, rough handling, Storing for extended period of time and excessive vibration to avoid serious damage. • When you store the camera for an extended period, place it in a• Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or poorly- sealed container with an absorbent material, such as silica gel. ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and internal • Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an components. extended period. Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time• Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable and cause serious damage to your camera. chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or • Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged explosive materials in the same compartment as the camera or its before use. accessories.• Do not store the camera where there are mothballs. Use the camera with caution in humid environments When you transfer the camera from a cold environment to a warm one, condensation can form on the lens or internal components of the camera. In this situation, turn off the camera and wait for at least 1 hour. If condensation forms on the memory card, remove the memory card from the camera and wait until all moisture has evaporated before reinserting it. Appendixes 80
  • Camera maintenance Other cautions • Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s• Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury to compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to improper yourself or others or damage to your camera. use may not be covered by your warranty.• Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and • Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or attempt prevent proper operation. to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results from unqualified service is not covered by your warranty.• Turn off the camera while not in use.• Your camera consists of delicate parts. Avoid impacts to the camera.• Protect the display from external force by keeping it in the case when not in use. Protect the camera from scratches by keeping it away from sand, sharp implements, or loose change. About memory cards• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction. Supported memory cards• Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth. Your camera supports microSD (Secure Digital) or microSDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards.• The camera may turn off if impacted from the outside. This is to protect the memory card. Turn on the camera to use it again.• While you use the camera, it may heat up. This is normal and should To read data with a PC or memory card reader, insert not affect your camera’s lifespan or performance. the memory card into a memory card adapter.• When you use the camera in low temperatures, it may take some time to turn on, the color may be changed temporarily, or after- images may appear. These conditions are not malfunctions and they will correct themselves when the camera is returned to normal temperatures.• Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause allergies, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with sensitive skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the camera immediately and consult a doctor. Appendixes 81
  • Camera maintenance Cautions when using memory cards Memory card capacity • Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memoryThe memory capacity may differ depending on the scenes you card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memoryshoot or the shooting conditions. These capacities are based on card.a 1 GB microSD card: • Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other Size Super Fine Fine Normal 30 FPS 15 FPS cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with your camera. 198 387 567 - - • Turn off the camera when you insert or remove the memory card. 234 455 665 - - • Do not remove the memory card or turn off your camera while the 246 478 697 - - lamp is blinking, as this may damage your data. P • When the lifespan of a memory card has expired, you cannot store h 271 525 764 - - o any more photos on the card. Use a new memory card. t 383 733 1,053 - - o • Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards with heavy impact or s 634 1,178 1,650 - - pressure. • Avoid using or storing memory cards near strong magnetic fields. 875 1,582 2,166 - - • Avoid using or keeping memory cards in areas with high 1,966 3,177 3,997 - - temperature, high humidity, or corrosive substances. * • Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or Approx. Approx. V - - - foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a soft i 10’ 23” 19’ 42” cloth before you insert the memory card in your camera. d e Approx. Approx. • Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in contact o - - - with memory cards or the memory card slot. Doing so may cause s 25’ 06” 44’ 19” memory cards or the camera to malfunction.* Available recording time may vary if you use the zoom. • When you carry a memory card, use a case to protect the card from Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total electrostatic discharges. recording time. Appendixes 82
  • Camera maintenance• Transfer important data to other media, such as a hard disk, CD, or Battery life DVD.• When you use the camera for an extended period, the memory Average shooting time / Shooting conditions card may become warm. This is normal and does not indicate a Number of photos (when the battery was fully charged) malfunction. The battery life was measured under the following conditions: in the mode, The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data. in the darkness, 10M resolution, and Fine quality. Test Procedure: Approximately 1. Set the flash option to Off, take a 100 min / single shot, and zoom in or out.About the battery Photos Approximately 2. Set the flash option to Fill in, take aUse only Samsung-approved batteries. 200 photos single shot, and zoom in or out. 3. Perform steps 1 and 2 for 30 Battery specifications seconds and repeat for 5 minutes. Then turn off the camera forSpecification Description 1 minute.Model BP70A 4. Repeat steps 1 to 3.Type Lithium-ion battery Approximately Record videos at 640 X 480 resolution VideosCell capacity 740 mAh (Minimum 700 mAh) 100 min and 30 FPS.Voltage 3.7 V • The figures above are based on Samsung’s standards. Your results may differCharging time* depending on your actual usage. Approximately 150 min • Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording(when the camera is switched off) time.* Charging the battery by connecting it to a computer may take longer. Appendixes 83
  • Camera maintenance Low battery message Cautions about using the batteryWhen the battery charge has fully discharged, the battery icon will turn Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from damagered and the ‘Low Battery’ message will appear. Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as this can create a connection between the + and – terminals of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery damage and may cause a fire Notes about using the battery or electric shock.• Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your batteries and Notes about charging the battery can cause memory cards to malfunction. • If the indicator light is off, make sure that the battery is inserted• When you use the camera for an extended period, the area around correctly. the battery chamber may become warm. This does not affect the • If the camera is on while charging, the battery may not fully charge. normal use of the camera. Turn off the camera before charging the battery.• Do not pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the • Do not use your camera when you charge the battery. This may power outlet, as this may cause a fire or electric shock. cause a fire or electric shock.• In temperatures below 0 ºC, battery capacity and battery life may • Do not pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the decrease. power outlet, as this may cause a fire or electric shock.• Battery capacity may decrease in low temperatures but will return to • Wait to turn on the camera until after the battery has charged for at normal in milder temperatures. least 10 minutes. • If you connect the camera to an external power source while the battery is depleted, using some high energy-consuming functions will cause the camera to turn off. To use the camera normally, recharge the battery. • The battery cannot be recharged when the temperature is below 0 ºC or above 40 ºC. Appendixes 84
  • Camera maintenance• Using the flash or recording videos depletes the battery quickly. Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care Charge the battery until the indicator light turns green. • Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations when• If the indicator light blinks in orange or does not illuminate, reconnect you dispose of used batteries. the cable, or remove the battery and insert it again. • Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, such as• If you charge the battery when the cable is overheated or the microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when temperature is too high, the indicator light may turn orange. Charging they are overheated. will start when the battery cools down.• Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.• Do not bend or place heavy objects on the AC cable. Doing so may damage the cable. Notes about charging with a computer connected• Use only the provided USB cable.• The battery may not charge when: - you use a USB hub - other USB devices are connected to your computer - you connect the cable to the port on the front side of your computer - the USB port of your computer does not support the power output standard (5V, 500mA) Appendixes 85
  • Camera maintenance Personal injury or death can occur if the battery is • Do not disassemble or puncture the battery with any handled carelessly or improperly. For your safety, sharp object. follow these instructions for proper battery handling: • Avoid exposing the battery to high pressure or crushing • The battery can ignite or explode if not handled forces. properly. If you notice any deformities, cracks, or other • Avoid exposing the battery to major impacts, such as abnormalities in the battery, immediately discontinue use dropping it from high places. of the battery and contact a service center. • Do not expose the battery to temperatures of 60 °C • Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommend battery (140° F) or above. chargers and adapters and charge the battery only by • Do not allow the battery to come in contact with moisture the methods described in this user manual. or liquids. • Do not place the battery near heating devices or expose • Do not expose the battery to direct sunlight, fire, or any it to excessively warm environments, such as the inside other source of excessive heat. of an enclosed car in the summertime. • Do not place the battery in a microwave oven. Disposal guidelines • Avoid storing or using the battery in hot, humid places, • Dispose of the battery with care. such as spas or shower enclosures. • Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. • Do not rest the device on flammable surfaces, such as • Disposal regulations may differ by country or region. bedding, carpets, or electric blankets for a prolonged Dispose of the battery in accordance with all local and period. federal regulations. • When the device is switched on, do not leave it in any confined space for a prolonged period. Guidelines for charging the battery • Do not allow the battery terminals to come in contact Charge the battery only by the method described in this with metallic objects, such as necklaces, coins, keys, user manual. The battery can ignite or explode if not or watches. charged properly. • Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion replacement batteries. Appendixes 86
  • Before contacting a service centerIf you are having trouble with your camera, try these troubleshooting procedures before contacting a service center. If you have attemptedthe troubleshooting solution and are still having problems with your device, contact your local dealer or service center. When you leave your camera at a service center, be sure to also leave the other components that may have contributed to the malfunction, such as the memory card and battery.Situation Suggested remedies Situation Suggested remedies • Make sure that the battery is inserted. • There is no space on the memory card.Cannot turn on the • Make sure that the battery is inserted Delete unnecessary files or insert a newcamera correctly. card. • Charge the battery. • Format the memory card. (p. 75) • Charge the battery. • The memory card is defective. Get a Cannot take photos new memory card. • Your camera may be in Power saveThe power turns off mode. (p. 74) • Make sure that the camera is switchedsuddenly on. • The camera may turn off to prevent the memory card from being damaged due • Charge the battery. to an impact. Turn on your camera again. • Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly. • The battery may lose power more quickly in low temperatures (below 0° C). Keep The camera freezes Remove the battery and insert it again. the battery warm by putting it into your While you use the camera, it may heat up. pocket. The camera heats up This is normal and should not affect yourThe camera is losing • Using the flash or recording videos camera’s lifespan or performance.battery power quickly depletes the battery quickly. Recharge • The flash option may be set to Off. if needed. (p. 38) • Batteries are consumable parts that must The flash does not work • You cannot use the flash in some be replaced over time. Get a new battery modes. if the battery life is diminishing quickly. The flash fires The flash may fire due to static electricity. unexpectedly This is not a malfunction. Appendixes 87
  • Before contacting a service center Situation Suggested remedies Situation Suggested remedies The date and time are Set the date and time in the display settings An incorrect white balance can create The colors in the photo incorrect menu. (p. 75) unrealistic color. Select the proper white do not match the actual The display or buttons balance option to suit the light source. Remove the battery and insert it again. scene do not work (p. 46) If you use your camera at low temperatures, • Turn off the flash. (p. 38) it can cause the camera screen to The photo is too bright • Your photo is overexposed. Adjust the The camera screen malfunction or discolor. exposure value. (p. 45) works poorly For better performance of your camera Your photo is underexposed. screen, use your camera at normal • Turn on the flash. (p. 38) temperatures. The photo is too dark • Adjust the ISO speed. (p. 39) The memory card has The memory card has not been reset. • Adjust the exposure value. (p. 45) an error Format the card. (p. 75) • Make sure that the camera is correctly If you change the name of a file, your The TV does not connected to the TV with the A/V cable. camera may not play the file. (Note: File display your photos • Make sure that your memory card Cannot play back files names should meet the DCF standard.) If contains photos. you encounter this situation, play back the files on your computer. • Make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly. • Make sure that the focus option you set Your computer does is suitable for close-up shots. (p. 40) • Make sure that your camera is switched not recognize your on. • Make sure that the lens is clean. If not, camera The photo is blurry • Make sure that you are using a clean the lens. (p. 79) supported operating system. (p. 64, 70) • Make sure that the subject is within range of the flash. (p. 90) Your computer The file transmission may be interrupted by disconnects the camera static electricity. Disconnect the USB cable while transferring files and connect it again. Appendixes 88
  • Before contacting a service center Situation Suggested remedies • Depending on the video player programs installed on your PC, video files captured by your camera may not play. To ensure Your computer cannot the video files play on your computer, play videos install and use the Intelli-studio. (p. 67) • Make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly. • End Intelli-studio and restart the program. • You cannot use Intelli-studio on Macintosh computers. Intelli-studio is not • Depending on your computers functioning properly specification and environments, the program may not launch automatically. In this case, click Start → My Computer → Intelli-studio → iStudio.exe on your computer. Appendixes 89
  • Camera specificationsImage sensor Shutter speedType 1/3.0" (Approx. 6.10 mm) CCD • Smart Auto: 1/8 - 1/1,400 sec. • Program: 1 - 1/1,400 sec.Effective pixels Approx. 10.13 mega-pixels • Night: 8 - 1/1,400 sec.Total pixels Approx. 10.44 mega-pixels • Fireworks: 2 sec.Lens Exposure Samsung 3X Zoom Lens f = 4.1 - 12.3 mm Control Program AEFocal length (35 mm film equivalent: 28 - 84 mm) Metering Multi, Spot, Center-weightedF-stop range F3.3 (W) - F5.9 (T) Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps) • Still image mode: 1.0X - 3.0XDigital zoom Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, • Play mode: 1.0X - 11.4X (depending on image size) ISO equivalent 3200(Up to 3M Size)Display FlashType TFT LCD Mode Off, Auto, Red-eye, Fill in, Slow Sync, Red-eye FixFeature 2.4" (6.0 cm), Approx. 112 K • WIDE: 0.5 m - 3.0 m (ISO Auto)Focusing Range • TELE: 0.5 m - 2.0 m (ISO Auto)Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF) Recharging time Approx. 4 sec. (depending on battery condition) Wide (W) Tele (T) Shake reduction Normal 80 cm - infinity 80 cm - infinity Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)Range Macro 5 cm - 80 cm 50 cm - 80 cm Auto Macro 5 cm - infinity 50 cm - infinity Appendixes 90
  • Camera specificationsEffect • Format: AVI (MJPEG) • Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, • Size: 640 X 480 (Per one file: Max. 2GB), 320 X 240Shooting mode Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB • Frame Rate: 30 fps, 15 fps • Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation Videos • Voice: On/Off/Zoom Mute • Video editing:White Balance Movie Stabilization, Pause during recording,Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Still image capture, Time trimmingCustom Set PlaybackDate Imprinting Single image, Thumbnails, Multi Slide Show withOff, Date, Date & Time Type Effect, Movie clip, Smart Album* * Smart Album category: Type, Date, Color, WeekShooting Edit Resize, Rotate, Photo Style Selector, Image Adjust • Modes: Smart Auto (White, Macro Color, Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, • Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Landscape, Action, Tripod, Night, Macro, Macro Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB Text, Blue Sky, Sunset, Natural Green), Program, Effect • Image Adjust: ACB, Red-eye Fix, Face Retouch, DIS, Scene (Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Night, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Add NoisePhotos Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow) • Drive: Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB • Timer: Off, 10 Sec, 2 Sec, Double Appendixes 91
  • Camera specificationsVoice recording For 1GB microSD• Voice Recording (Max. 10 hours) Super Fine Fine Normal• Voice Memo in a photo (Max. 10 sec.) 3648 X 2736 198 387 567Storage 3552 X 2368 234 455 665 External memory (Optional): 3264 X 2448 246 478 697Media - microSD card (up to 2 GB guaranteed) - microSDHC card (up to 8 GB guaranteed) 3584 X 2016 271 525 764 Image size • Photo: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, 2592 X 1944 383 733 1,053 PictBridge 1.0 1984 X 1488 634 1,178 1,650File format • Video: AVI (MJPEG) 1920 X 1080 875 1,582 2,166 • Audio: WAV 1024 X 768 1,966 3,177 3,997 These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings. Interface Digital output USB 2.0 connector Audio Mono (Microphone), No speaker Video output NTSC, PAL (selectable) DC power input 4.2 V connector Appendixes 92
  • Camera specificationsPower sourceRechargeable Lithium-ion battery (BP70A)battery (740 mAh, Minimum 700 mAh)Connector Type 20 pin (USB/AV out)The power source may differ depending on your region.Dimensions (W x H x D)82.0 x 51.9 x 16.9 mm (excluding protrusions)Weight87.7 g (without battery and memory card)Operating temperature0 - 40˚COperating humidity5 - 85 %SoftwareIntelli-studioSpecifications are subject to change without prior notice. Appendixes 93
  • GlossaryACB (Auto Contrast Balance) DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)This feature automatically improves the contrast of your images when A specification to define a file format and file system for digital camerasthe subject is backlit or when there is a high contrast between your created by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industriessubject and the background. Association (JEITA).AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket) Depth of fieldThis feature automatically captures several images at different The distance between the nearest and farthest points that can beexposures to help you capture a properly-exposed image. acceptably focused in a photograph. Depth of field varies with lens aperture, focal length, and distance from the camera to the subject.AF (Auto Focus) Selecting a smaller aperture, for example, will increase the depth of field and blur the background of a composition.A system that automatically focuses the camera lens on the subject.Your camera uses the contrast to focus automatically. Digital zoomAperture A feature that artificially increases the amount of zoom available with zoom lens (optical zoom). When using the digital zoom, the imageThe aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camera’s quality will deteriorate as the magnification increases.sensor.Camera shake (Blur) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) A format for writing printing information, such as selected imagesIf the camera is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may and number of prints, on a memory card. DPOF-compatible printers,appear blurred. This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow. sometimes available at photo shops, can read the information from thePrevent camera shake by raising the sensitivity, using the flash, or using card for convenient printing.a faster shutter speed. Alternately, use a tripod, the DIS function tostabilize the camera. EV (Exposure Value)Composition All the combinations of the camera’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in the same exposure.Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo.Usually, abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition. Appendixes 94
  • GlossaryEV Compensation Image sensorThis feature allows you to quickly adjust the exposure value measured The physical part of a digital camera that contains a photosite for eachby the camera, in limited increments, to improve the exposure of your pixel in the image. Each photosite records the brightness of the lightphotos. Set the EV compensation to -1.0 EV to adjust the value one that strikes it during an exposure. Common sensor types are CCDstep darker and 1.0 EV to one step brighter. (Charge-coupled Device) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format)A specification to define an image file format for digital cameras created ISO sensitivityby the Japan Electronic Industries Development Association (JEIDA). The sensitivity of the camera to light, based on the equivalent film speed used in a film camera. At higher ISO sensitivity settings, theExposure camera uses a higher shutter speed, which can reduce blur caused by camera shake and low light. However, images with high sensitivity areThe amount of light allowed to reach the camera’s sensor. Exposure is more susceptible to noise.controlled by a combination of the shutter speed, the aperture value,and ISO sensitivity. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)Flash A lossy method of compression for digital images. JPEG images are compressed to reduce their overall file size with minimal deterioration ofA speed light that helps to create adequate exposure in low-light the image resolution.conditions.Focal length LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) A visual display commonly used in consumer electronics. This displayThe distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in needs a separate backlight, such as CCFL or LED, to reproducemillimeters). Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and colors.the subject is magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles ofview. Macro This feature allows you to capture close-up photos of very small objects. When using the macro feature, the camera can maintain a sharp focus on small objects at a near life-size ratio (1:1). Appendixes 95
  • GlossaryMetering Shutter speedThe metering refers to the way in which the camera measures the Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and closequantity of light to set the exposure. the shutter, and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it controls the amount of light which pass through the aperture before itMJPEG (Motion JPEG) reaches the image sensor. A fast shutter speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily freezes subjectsA video format which is compressed as a JPEG image. in motion.Noise VignettingMisinterpreted pixels in a digital image that may appear as misplaced A reduction of an image’s brightness or saturation at the peripheryor random, bright pixels. Noise usually occurs when photos are shot (outer edges) compared to the center of the image. Vignetting can drawwith a high sensitivity or when a sensitivity is automatically set in a dark interest to subjects positioned in the center of an image.place.Optical zoom White balance (color balance) An adjustment of the intensities of colors (typically the primary colorsThis is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does red, green, and blue), in an image. The goal of adjusting the whitenot deteriorate quality of images. balance, or color balance, is to correctly render the colors in an image.QualityAn expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image.Higher quality images have a lower rate of compression, which usuallyresults in a larger file size.ResolutionThe number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution imagescontain more pixels and typically show more detail than low resolutionimages. Appendixes 96
  • Correct Disposal of This Product Correct disposal of batteries in this product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with otherThis marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, thethe product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery containscable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directiveend of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substancesor human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate can cause harm to human health or the environment.these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly topromote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, pleaseshould contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them throughor their local government office, for details of where and how they can your local, free battery return system.take these items for environmentally safe recycling. Business usersshould contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of thepurchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories shouldnot be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal. This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler. To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website: www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect Or call, (877) 278 - 0799 PlanetFirst represents Samsung Electronics’ commitment to the sustainable development and social responsibility through eco-driven business and management activities. Appendixes 97
  • FCC notice• NOTE: • Declaration of Conformity This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the Trade Name : Samsung Electronics America, Inc. limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable Model No. : Samsung ST30 protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Responsible Party : Samsung Electronics America, Inc. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance Address : 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio NJ 07660 communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference Telephone No. : 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user Operation is subject to the following two conditions: is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) the following measures: this device must accept any interference received, including - Reorientate, or relocate, the receiving antenna. interference that may cause undesired operation. - Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver. - Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.• CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Appendixes 98
  • IndexA Blink detection 44 Disconnecting the device 69 Flash Auto 39ACB Burst DIS mode 31 Fill in 39 in Playback mode 61 Auto Exposure Bracket (AEB) Display brightness 74 Off 38 in Shooting mode 45 48 Continuous 48 Display type 21 Red-eye 39Adjusting Motion capture 48 Red-eye Fix 39 Brightness 61 DPOF 62 Slow Sync 39 Contrast Focus area in Playback mode 61 C E in Shooting mode 50 Center AF 41 Saturation Camera shake 24 Editing 59 Multi AF 41 in Playback mode 61 Capturing an image from a in Shooting mode 50 Enlarging 55 Focus distance video 57 Sharpness 50 Auto Macro 40 Error messages 78 Cleaning Macro 40Aperture 30 Body 79 Exposure 45 Normal (AF) 40Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) Display 79 Format 7545 Lens 79 F Frame guide 30 Face detectionB D Frame rate 32 Blink Detection 44Battery Date/Time Set 75 Normal 42 Function button 14 Charging 84 Self-Portrait 43 Function description 74 Date Type 75 Life 83 Smile Shot 43 Specifications 83 Deleting files 55 Facial brightness 29 GBeauty Shot mode 29 Digital Image Stabilization 31 Facial imperfections 29 Glossary 94 Digital zoom 23 Appendixes 99
  • IndexH M Night mode 30 Video 32 Voice memo 34Half-pressing 6 Macro 40 P Red-eye Maintenance 79 in Playback mode 61I Memory card Photo quality 36 in Shooting mode 38Icons 18 Capacity 82 Photo styles Reset 75 microSD 81 in Playback mode 60Image adjust Resizing 59 microSDHC 81 in Shooting mode 49 ACB 61 add noise 61 MENU button 14 Pictbridge 71 Resolution brightness 61 Photo 36 Metering Playback button 16 contrast 61 Video 36 Center-weighted 46 face retouch 61 Playback mode 52 Multi 46 RGB tone red-eye fix 61 Spot 46 Printing photos 71 in Playback mode 60 saturation 61 in Shooting mode 49 MJPEG (Motion JPEG) 91 Print order 62Imprint 76 Rotating 59 Mode button 14 Program mode 32Intelli-studio 67 Movie mode 32 Protecting files 54ISO speed 39 S Muting Q Scene mode 28 Camera 16L Video 33 Quick View 74 Self-Portrait 43Light source (White balance) Service center 8746 N R SettingsLong time shutter 30 Accessing 73 Navigation button 14 Recording Appendixes 100
  • Index Camera 75 V Display 74 VideoShooting mode Playing 57 DIS 31 Recording 32 Movie 32 Video Out 76 Program 32 Scene 28 Viewing files Smart Auto 27 as thumbnails 54 by category 53Shutter speed 30 on TV 63Slide show 56 Slide show 56Smart Album 53 Voice memoSmart Auto mode 27 Playing 58 Recording 34Smile shot 43Stabilizer 33 WStart image 59, 74 White Balance 46T ZTimer 37 Zoom button 14Transferring files Zooming 23 for Mac 70 for Windows 64 Appendixes 101
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