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  • 1. ForewordThank you for buying this digital camera. Please read this manual carefully beforeyou use and put this manual at a safe place for the reference in future.The content contained in this manual is referred to the latest information whenpreparing this manual. The screen display and illustration used in it is for thepurposing of elaborating the operation of the camera in a detailed and clearmanner. It may differ slightly from those of the camera that your use due to thetechnical development and different production batch.Explanation Please use this camera according to the following orders. Check the power Inset and format the Video of the video memory card recording/ta camera ke photo Install the Connect the driving computer program Attention: For the new memory card or card that is used in other digital camera/digital video camera, please format them with this video camera if they are used on the video camera. Please backup the important data on other important mediums such as floppy disk, hard disk and CD-ROM. Instruction for useThis video camera can use SD memory card and MMC card (multi-mediamemory card).The SD memory card has the write-protect switch that can prevent that the image filesare deleted or formatted. 1
  • 2. Metal pin of memory card Write-protect switchPush the switch of the SD memory card to the bottom and the data will beprotected. Push the switch of the SD memory card to the top and the write-protectwill be canceled. Please push the switch on the SD memory card to the top beforetaking photo.Instruction for use of memory card● If the memory card that is bough newly or there is data in the memory card that the video camera cannot recognize or pictures that are taken by other recorder, please ensure that the memory card should be formatted first.● Please switch off the power of the video camera before inserting or taking out the memory card.● The performance of the memory card will be reduced after many times of use. If its performance is reduced, please buy new memory card.● As the memory card is a precise electronic device, please do not bend it and it should avoid being pressed by heavy load or dropping.● Please do not place the memory card in the environment with strong electric field or magnetic field such as near the speaker or receiver.● Please do not use or place the memory at the too hot or cold environment.● Please keep the memory card clean, from touching any liquid. If it touches the liquid, please wipe it with soft cloth.● When the memory card is not in use, please put it into the care sleeve.● Please notice that the memory card will become hot after long time of use. This condition is normal.● Please use the memory card that is used in other digital video camera or camera. If they are intended to be used in this camera, please format it with the video camera.● Please do not use memory card that is formatted by other digital video cameras or the memory card readers.● If one of the following conditions occurs to the memory card, the recorded data may be damaged. The memory card is not used properly. The power is cut or the memory card is taken out when the recording, deletion 2
  • 3. (formatting) or reading.● It is suggested that the important data should be backuped on other medium such as floppy disk, hard disk and CD-ROM etc.Maintenance of video cameraIt should be stored in a dry place when it is not in use and the battery must be taken out.● When it is in use, the wrist strap should be always used to avoid dropping.● Use proper protective sleeve to avoid scratching the lens and display screen.● To clean the surface of the lens, the dust on the surface should be blown away and wipe the lens slightly with the cloth or paper tissue that is used for cleaning the optical equipment. If it is necessary, please use the lens cleaner. Do not use organic solvent to clean the video camera.● Do not touch the surface of the lens with hand. 3
  • 4. ContentSystem requirement............................................................................................................ 5Function and feature........................................................................................................... 5Accessories........................................................................................................................ 5Appearance instruction....................................................................................................... 6Function of keys and indicator light of video camera......................................................... 8Inception of use.................................................................................................................. 9 Installation of battery.............................................................................................. 9 Charge the lithium battery.......................................................................................9 Install the SD/MMC memory card........................................................................ 10 Open the screen.................................................................................................... 10 Switch on..............................................................................................................10 Mode switching.................................................................................................... 10 Video recording.................................................................................................... 11 Taking photo......................................................................................................... 11 Sound recording....................................................................................................11 Playback............................................................................................................... 11 TV output..............................................................................................................11 Direct printing.......................................................................................................11 Switch off............................................................................................................. 11 Menu setting......................................................................................................... 12 Set date and time...................................................................................................12 Connect the computer........................................................................................... 12Advanced operation..........................................................................................................13 Shooting mode......................................................................................................13 Sound recording mode.......................................................................................... 18 Playback mode......................................................................................................19Specification.....................................................................................................................30Frequently asked questions...............................................................................................31 4
  • 5. System requirementWhen this digital video camera is under operation or in use, please refer to theminimum requirement of computer for use of the video camera we stronglyrecommend that you use the better computer equipment to operate the videocamera to realize the best performance. The minimum system requirement isshown as the following: System requirement Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000,XP,VISTA Central processor Higher than Intel PIII667 or CPOU with equal performance EMS memory Over 128 MB Sound card and The sound card and display card support the DirectX8 or display card higher version. CD-ROM Over 4 speeds. Hard disk More than 1 GB available space Others One standard USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 portFunction and featureThis video camera has many types of functions and features:� Digital video camera� Digital camera (5 million pixel)� Recording pen� Removable disk� Camera� 8 times digital zoomAccessoriesThe following main accessories may be seen when the package of the videocamera is opened.USB connecting cable installation CD Instruction Manual TV cable 5
  • 6. Appearance instruction Mode button Screen display Mode indicator light Menu key Quick delete key Recording key USB port TV port Horn Zoom key Camera key 6
  • 7. Power key Upper key Right key OK key Left key Bottom keyInstallation hole for tripod Battery cover 7
  • 8. microphoneLED fill lightWriststrip hole Lens Automatic camera indicating light Function of keys and indicator light of video camera Key pressing /indicator Shooting mode function Playback mode function light Power key Switch off Switch off Shooting key Shooting。 / Recording key Record image and sound / The digital zoom zooms W key Photo zooms in out. The digital zoom zooms T key out. Photo zooms in Normal operation, switch Normal operation: select the Left key on or off the fill light previous file Menu operation; select left menu operation; select left Normal operation: switch Normal operation: select the next Right key over to self portrait files. Menu operation: select left Menu operation: select right Normal operation: display direct Up key Menu operation: select up print the menu. Normal operation: switch Down key over the screen display Menu operation: select down Menu operation: select 8
  • 9. down Switch over to playback Playback key Switch over to shooting mode mode Menu operation: Normal operation: play the video OK key confirmation Menu operation: confirmation Menu key Open/close the menu Open/close the menu Enter playback and display the last files and the Delete key Display the confirmation menu for confirmation menu for deletion deletion Mode indicator The indicator light for The indicator light for playback is light shooting or recording is on on. Flashing during the Self portrait countdown process during / indicator light self portraitNote: the indicator light for playback is used as the charging indicator light during theprocess of charging of lithium battery.Inception of useInstallation of batteryThis video camera uses four AAA alkaline batteries. When the battery is changed, thepower of the video camera should be switched off. Open the battery cover; install thebattery according to the hint for battery polarities beside the battery compartment. Thenclose the battery cover.Charge the lithium batteryPut the lithium battery into the battery compartment and switch off the video camera(when charging the battery, the camera must be switched off). Use the USB wire toconnect the USB port of the computer or USB power supply to charge the battery. Duringthe processing of charging, the indicator light for playback/charging is on. It will be off 9
  • 10. after the battery is fully charged.Install the SD/MMC memory cardOpen the battery cover; insert the metal pin of SD/MMC memory card into the cardslot with the pin towards inside according to the hints beside the card slot. To takeout the memory card, press the SD/MMC downward and take the card out.────────────────────────────────────Note: � Please switch off the power of the video camera before changing thememory card. � Please follow the correct direction to insert the card. There is no need to apply large force to insert the card to avoid the damage to the card or part of the video camera. If this does not work, please check whether the direction is correct. � If the memory card is used for the first time, or the card is used in other video camera, please format the memory card first.────────────────────────────────────Open the screenOpen the LCD outwards and turn the LCD display screen towards the user. Youcan rotate the screen at your option.Switch onPress down the power key and release it, the video camera starts.Mode switchingThe video will perform recording, sound recording or playback mode after the videocamera is switched on according to the position of the mode rotary button. After thevideo camera is switched to the mode, the corresponding indicator light will be on. 10
  • 11. Video recordingPress the recording key to begin the video recording under the shooting mode andthe video recording stops by pressing this key again.Taking photoPress the shooting key to take photos under the shooting mode.Note: press during the process of video recordingSound recordingPress the recording key to perform sound recording under the recording mode.PlaybackThe photos can be browsed or play the video or the sound recorded by this camerain the playback mode.Browse photo: use left key or right key to select the photos, zooming key to zoomin the photo. Press up/down/left/right key to move the photo after it is zoomed in.Play a movie: Use left or right key to select the movie to be played and press theOK key to play it; pressing the OK key again to stop playing. During the process ofplaying, pressing up key can pause the playing and pressing this key again willresume the playing.TV outputIf the image or the sound needed to output to the TV, please insert the commonterminal of the TV cable to the TV port on the video camera. The yellow port isconnected with the video input port of the video equipment; the red/white port isconnected with the sound input port of the video equipment. Note: please stop thevideo recording or sound recording or playing before connecting or taking out theTV cable.Direct printingThis video camera can use the USB cable to connect the printer supportingPictBridge standard printer (the printer has a mark) to print the photos or images inthe video camera directly.Select the photo to be printed, and press up key or select the “print” menu throughmenu, connect the printer with the USB cable and press Ok key to print.Switch offPress the power key to switch the video camera under the power-on state.If the video camera is under the idle state and the video is not operated exceedingthe set time for automatic switching off (1 minute/3 minutes/5 minutes), the videocamera will switch off automatically to save the power. 11
  • 12. Menu settingUnder the modes of shooting, video recording and playback, press the menu key toopen the menu, press up/down/left/right key to select the menu, and press Ok keyto enter the submenu. When selecting the menu, the background of the selectedmenu will be highlighted. ▲ Shooting menu ▲setting menu ▲ playback menuSet date and timePress the menu key to open the menu, then press left or right key to set the menu.Press down key to select the “date and time” menu, and then press the OK key toenter the setting window.In the setting window, press left or right key to select the items to be adjusted (dateand time), the background of the selected items is displayed in sky blue. Thenpress up key or down key to make adjustment, press the confirmation key to makeconfirmation or press the menu key to cancel the setting and return. At last, pressthe menu key to exit the setting mode.Connect the computerPlease install the driving program of the video camera using the installation CDbefore connecting the computer.Switch on the power of the video camera first, use USB cable to connect the videocamera to the available USB port of computer. Select the removable hard disk orcamera of the USB mode and the video camera will enter the removable hard diskor camera mode correspondingly. 12
  • 13. Advanced operationShooting modeEnter the shooting mode through the mode switching key after switching on.Start the video recording by pressing the recording key, pressing this key againstops the recording. Pressing the shooting key can take photos.Press T key or W key to perform digital zoom.Press the right key to switch to the 2s automatic shooting or 10s automaticshooting.Automatic shooting mode: press the shooting key to begin the countdown, onepicture is taken after 2 or 10 seconds are delayed.Use LED fill light: the left key can be used to open or close the fill light (the fill lightcannot be used in the playback mode)When the video camera is in idle state, pressing the left key can make selectionamong three types of screen display naming close the icon, close the screen andnormal display.────────────────────────────────────Note: � Please hold the video camera firmly when the video recording is performed, it is better to place it on the tripod and other supports to make clear photos. � The BUSY light will be on after taking photos by pressing the shutter button. The video camera should not be moved at this moment. It can be moved after the BUSY light is off to prevent the vague picture. � Do not press the shooting key during the process of video recording, the shooting key does not function in this process.────────────────────────────────────◆ The information displayed on the screen during the shooting mode 13
  • 14. Name of Icon Description icon1 Shooting icon Indicating that it is the shooting mode Number of Indicating the remaining number of2 photos to be photos to be taken taken Indicating the remaining time for Recording3 recording at the idle state and indicating time the recorded time at the recording state. Recording Indicating that the mode is the shooting4 icon mode5 Video format Indicating the resolution of current video6 Fill light Indicating that the fill light is open indicates that the memory card is7 Card inserted and shows that the SD card being used under the write-protect state.8 Directive for Indicating the current zooming times 14
  • 15. zooming Exposure Indicating the currently set exposure 9 compensation value 10 Metering mode Indicating the current metering mode Indicating the current white balance 11 White balance setting Indicating the current battery state, it Quantity of indicates that the battery is run out when 12 electricity it becomes red and the video camera will switch off automatically. indicates it switches to the 10s Automatic automatic shooting mode and 13 shooting icon indicates it switches to the 2s automatic shooting mode. Indicating the image quality that is 14 Image quality selected currently Size of Indicating the resolution of the current 15 picture picture◆ Menu settingPress the menu key to open the main menu of video recording and press left orright key to select the menu, press OK key to enter the submenu. In the submenu,press the menu key or OK key to return to the main menu, press left or right key tomake selection, and press OK key to make confirmation. After returning to the mainmenu, pressing the menu key can exit the menu.When selecting the menu, the selected menu will be highlighted.Options of the shooting menu: Main menu Submenu Description 4624x3472 Resolution of 16 million pixel 2592x1944 Resolution of 5 million pixel Image size 2048x1536 Resolution of 3 million pixel 15
  • 16. 1280x1024 Resolution of 1.3 million pixel Super Best image qualityImage quality Good Better image quality Normal Common image quality Center metering Multiple pointsMetering mode metering Point metering Use automatic white balance. Automatic suitable for many conditions Daylight Suitable for the day light environment Cloudy day Suitable for cloudy dayWhite balance Fluorescent Suitable the environment with lamp fluorescent lamp as the light source Suitable for environment with osram Osram lamp lamp as the light source Use the left or right key to adjust the Exposure / exposure compensation Use the common single shooting Off mode Use the 2s delaying automatic 2s shooting modeShooting mode Use the 10s delaying automatic 10s shooting mode Continuous Continuous shooting Shots Normal Normal effect Black and white Black and white effect Repristination Nostalgic effectSpecial effect Negative Film effect Red Red effect Green Green effect Blue Blue effect 640X480 High resolution format Video format 320X240 Low resolution format 16
  • 17. high 30fps Frame rate Low 15fpsNote: When entering the exposure submenu to adjust the exposurecompensation, use left or right key to adjust the value of exposurecompensation and the brightness of the screen will also change. Press Okkey to return to main menu after the setting ends and press the menu key tocancel the setting.Setting menuWhether under the video recording mode, shooting mode or playback mode,pressing the left or the right key can enter the main setting menu after opening themenu by pressing the menu key. Then press up/down/left/right key to select themenu and press Ok key to enter submenu. In the submenu, press menu key or Okkey to return to the main menu, and press up or down key for selection, press Okkey to make confirmation. Press the menu key to exit the menu after returning tothe main menu.The selected menu will be highlighted when selecting the menu. Main menu Submenu Description Shutter button Open/close Sound of None /1/2/3 Sound switching Key sound Open/close Volume 0/1/2/3 Close Without playback after taking photo Playback for 1 second after taking Automatic 1seond photo playback Playback for 3 seconds after taking 3 seconds photo Power 50Hz Set with 50Hz light frequency frequency 60Hz Set with 60Hz light frequency Switch off automatically if the idle 1 minute Automatic state last 1 minute. switch off Switch off automatically if the idle 3 minutes state last 3 minutes. 17
  • 18. Switch off automatically if the idle 5 minutes state last 5 minutes. Date and time / Set the date, time and date format English The menu language is English. The menu language is simplified S. Chinese Language Chinese The menu language is T. Chinese Chinese-traditional Setting of video NTSC Set NTSC television system output PAL Set the PAL television system Portable hard Used as the portable hard drive drive USB mode Camera Used as the camera SIDC Connect the printer Close Without startup picture The startup picture attached to the Startup Picture System system Customize Customize the startup picture Format Yes/No Format the memory card Restore Factory Yes/No Restore Factory Defaults DefaultsWhen setting the date and time, use left key to change the setting items and pressup and down key to make adjustment. Press Ok key to make confirmation andpress menu key to cancel the setting and return to the main menu.Sound recording modeEnter the sound recording mode through the mode switching key after startup.Press the recording key to begin sound recording and press it again to stop thesound recording.When the video camera is idle, press DISPLAY key to switch over among threescreen displays naming close the icon, close screen and normal display.◆ Information displayed on the screen in the sound recording mode. 18
  • 19. Icon Icon name Description Sound Indicating the selection of sound 1 recording recording mode mode Recordable Indicating how long is the recordable 2 time time indicates inserting the memory card 3 Card and means that the SD card used under the write-protect state. Recorded 4 Indicating that how long is recorded. time Indicating the current state of battery. Quantity of When it is red, it means that the battery 5 electricity runs out and the video camera will switch off automatically.Playback modeRotate the mode button to enter playback mode.In the playback mode, press left key to select files forwards and press right key toselect files backwardsWhen the video is selected, press Ok key to play. At the same time, the play timeris display on the top left of the screen. During the play process, press up key to 19
  • 20. pause and press recording key to continue playing, press Ok key to stop theplaying.When the photo is selected, press T key to zoom in the photo and useup/down/left/right key to move the photo.◆ Information displayed on the screen during playback of the video Icon Icon name Description Icon of the Indicating that it is in the playback 1 playback mode mode. Indicating the position and quantity of 2 File number current files( the timer for video play) Key pressing 3 Remind the key pressing reminding Indicating that the file selected 4 Video icon currently is video 5 File protection Indicating that the current files are 20
  • 21. under the write-protect state.◆ Information displayed on the screen during photo playback mode Icon Icon name Description Playback mode Indicating that it is in the playback 1 icon mode Indicating the file position of current file and the quantity of total files 2 File number (display the timer when the files are being played). Move prompt Indicating that the photo is zoomed in 3 and locked, it can be moved. Magnification Indicating the magnification time of 4 time current photo Key pressing 5 Remind the key pressing reminding Indicating that the file selected 6 Photo icon currently is photo. Indicating that the current files are 7 File protection under the write-protect state.◆ Information displayed on the screen during recorded sound playback mode 21
  • 22. Icon Icon name Description Playback Indicating that it is in the playback 1 mode icon mode Indicating the file position of current 2 File number file and the quantity of total files. ( display the timer when the files are 3 Play timer being played) Key pressing 4 Remind the key pressing reminding Sound Indicating that the current selection is 5 recording icon the sound files◆ Menu settingPress the menu key to open the playback main menu, press up key or down key toselect menu and press Ok key to enter the submenu. In the submenu, press themenu key or OK key to return to the main menu, press up key or down key to makeselection, and press OK key to make confirmation. After returning to the mainmenu, pressing the menu key can exit the menu.Options of playback menu Main menu Submenu Description Lock/unlock this Lock/unlock current files file File lock Lock all Lock all files Unlock all Unlock all files 22
  • 23. Delete this file Delete the current fileFile deletion Delete all Delete all files Begin Begin to play the slideSlide playing Interval 1 second ~10 seconds Cycle Yes/No Normal Normal effect Black and white Black and white effect Repristination Nostalgic effect Negative Film effect Red Red effect Green Green effectSpecial effect Blue Blue effect Bnaryzation Sunset Sunset effect Warm color Cold color overexposure Overexposure effect H-Pinch H-Punch V-Pinch V-Punch H-Stretch H-Shrink Deform V-Stretch V-Shrink Wavy Hourglass Bubble Bubble Fill Rotate Rotate the image Rotate Save Save the rotated image Return Return to the main menu Sound Add the sound memorandum to the Addmemorandum photo 23
  • 24. Delete the sound memorandum of the Delete photo Yes Set the image as the startup picture Set as the Do not wet the image as the startup startup picture No picture PrintNote: 1. A piece of new photo will be saved separately after the special effect is setor the photo is saved after rotation. 2. The sound memorandum of 30 seconds to the most can be added to everyphoto. During the playback mode, the icon will be displayed on the photo to whichthe sound memorandum is added. Press Ok key to play the sound memorandum, duringthe process of playing, press up key to pause or press Ok key to stop.Setting menuSame as the video recording modeDownload photo/video by connecting with the computerAfter the video camera is connected with the computer, and enters movable diskmode, there will be a new movable disk displayed in “my computer” window and thephotos or videos are saved in the directory of “DCIM100MEDIA” in the movable disk.After entering this directory, the files can be copied to your hard disk in the computer.________________________________________________________________________ Note: during download process, the USB connection can not be disconnected. When USB is connected, the memory card can not be pulled out to prevent data lost.________________________________________________________________________Application of PC camera functionBefore the application of PC camera function, make sure to confirm that the camera driverhas been installed to the computer. After driver is installed, the “start all programs”menu will be increased with one “SPCA 1528 PC Driver” menu which has the shortcuticon . After the video camera has been connected with the computer and has 24
  • 25. entered PC camera mode, click this shortcut icon (shown as the following picture) to openAMCAP window. All the relevant images corresponding to the camera lens of videocamera will be displayed in AMCAP window. When AMCAP software is not opened,application of PC camera function can send video images by network. Make sure to select the Preview in Option menu.3. Install SoftwareInsert the accompanied CD into CD-ROM, and the installation guide program will runautomatically, the installation guide window appearing. There are four keys on the guidewindow: Install Driver Install MediaImpression Browse CD Exit 25
  • 26. Install DriverClick the Install Driver button to finish installation step by step according tothe clew.After finishing installation, please restart the computer.Note: Before installing the driver, do not connect the camera with thecomputer in order to avoid the install error.MediaImpression Installation and Use:Install Mediainpression:Click “Install MediaImpression” button and complete the installation as perthe tips. 26
  • 27. After installation, please restart the computer.Run MediaImpression :Double click the icon on the desktop or follow “Start → Programs” toopen:MediaImpression ,After starting MediaImpression, click the “Import” to import the media. 27
  • 28. Choose the video camera storage and choose the output location.Choose require file and click the import, selected file will be stored in theoutput location. 28
  • 29. Click “Go to start page” to return the main screen, click the “Video” or “Allmedia” to use the “YouTube” function.Choose file and click the “upload to YouTube.Enter you username and password to login the YouTube, execute upload. 29
  • 30. Specification Image sensor 5 million pixel CMOS image sensor Photo resolution 4624×3472, 3648×2736, 2592×1944,2048×1536 Memory External SD card (128MB to 8GB) File forma JPEG, AVI, WAV Video resolution D1 720×480,VGA 640×480 ,QVGA 320×240 Automatic time delay 2 seconds/10 seconds Digital zoom 8 times Auto/shiny day/cloudy day/ fluorescent lamp/ White balance osram lamp Exposure Compensation -2.0 ~ +2.0 USB ort USB2.0 TV output NTSC / PAL Display screen 2.7” TFT LCD Power supply Four AAA alkaline cell or 3.7V chargeable lithium battery Menu language English/ Simplified Chinese/ Chinese-traditional Focal distance f=6.5mm Aperture F 3.1 Auto power off 1 minute/3minutes/5minutes Requirement of the Windows 2000 / XP / Vista /7 30
  • 31. operating system 138.6 mm×66 mm×72 mm SizeNote: The design specification of the product is made according to the latestinformation when the instruction for use is prepared. They are subject to changewithout further notice. Please refer to the real video camera.Frequently asked questions questions The quality of electricity is not enough. Please replace The video camera it with new battery(or charge the lithium battery) cannot start after The package of the battery is not removed. the battery is The battery is reversed. Please confirm whether the installed. installation of the battery is correct or not. The memory card is not inserted. The photo taking or Pressing the video recording cannot be performed unless the shutter button memory card is inserted. cannot take photos The SD card in the camera video is under the or record video. write-protect state. Take out the SD card to push the write-protect switch to lift the write-protect. The hand shakes when the photo is being taken. Please hold the camera firmly with both hands or use The photo is vague. tripod or other objects to stabilize the camera. Don’t make the camera shake when taking photos. The light of the environment is not enough. Please The photo or video take photos in the environment with enough light or is dim. use light to add the brightness. The quantity of electricity of the battery is not enough. Auto switch off of Please replace the battery (or charge the lithium the camera battery) 31
  • 32. The camera will automatically switch off in order to save power energy if there is no any operation during the time exceeding 1 minute (3 minutes or 5 minutes, according to the different setting).The files in the The SD card in the camera video is under thecamera cannot be write-protect state. Take out the SD card to push thedeleted. write-protect switch to lift the write-protect. 32