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5 Table of Contents 1-Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Camera Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Attaching the wrist strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Installing the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Turning on power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Choosing the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . ...
6 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual 3-Managing images in the camera . . . . . . . . . . 29 Viewing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Magnify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 4-Using HP Instan..
7 7-Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Problems and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Getting assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Finding help on the web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Contacting HP Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Hardware repair services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Obtaining support in the United States . . . . . . . 69 Obtaining support worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hewlett-Packard..
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1-Getting started 9 Getting started The HP Photosmart 812 digital camera is a compact 4 Mega- pixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. This camera has an exciting new feature called HP Instant Share technology. You can use the Share menu to select images that you want to print or e-mail. Then, you automatically e-mail or print your selected pictures when you connect to your computer. You can bypass the computer altogether and print your selected pictures directly on certain HP printers. You can also view slide shows of your pictures on your television. You can enhance your experience by purchas..
10 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Camera Parts # Name Description 1 ON/OFF button Turns the camera power on and off 2 Shutter button Focuses and locks the exposure of the camera when pressed halfway down, and takes the picture when pressed all the way down 3 Capture Mode selector Sets the camera mode to Still, Self- Timer, or Video mode 4 Speaker Provides camera sounds and plays recorded audio 5 Microphone Records audio clips 5 6 7 8 11 1 2 3 4 9 10..
1-Getting started 11 6 Self-Timer light Blinks red during Self-Timer mode until picture is taken 7 Optical Viewfinder Allows you to frame the subject of the picture 8 Flash Provides flash illumination 9 USB/TV connector Allows you to connect a USB cable or an optional TV cable to the camera 10 Power adapter connector Allows you to connect an HP AC power adapter to the camera to operate the camera without batteries, or to charge optional rechargeable batteries 11 Zoom lens 3x optical zoom lens allows you to take telephoto and wide-angle pictures # Name Description..
12 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual # Name Description 12 Display Provides menu information to operate the camera. You can also preview the picture before taking it and review it afterwards 13 Optical Viewfinder Allows you to frame the subject of the picture 14 Viewfinder lights Solid green light indicates the camera is in focus and ready. Solid red light indicates the camera is capturing a video clip 15 Flash button Selects the Flash setting. The current setting is shown by the lights above this button (No light indicates Auto Flash) 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 23 24..
1-Getting started 13 16 Flash Off light Amber light on when the camera is set to Flash Off 17 Auto with Red- eye light Amber light on when the camera is set to Auto with Red-Eye reduction 18 Flash On light Amber light on when the camera is set to Flash On 19 Macro light Amber light on when the camera is set to Macro Focus 20 Macro button Selects/deselects Macro Focus setting (for taking close-up pictures) 21 Zoom Out button Zooms the lens to wide angle position 22 Zoom In button Zooms the lens to telephoto position 23 Display button Turns the Display and Live View on and off 24 4-way Contro..
14 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual # Name Description 27 Three color Power/ Memory light Green —camera is on Amber —reading from or writing to memory card Red —camera has insufficient power and is shutting down 28 Wrist strap mount Wrist strap attachment 29 Memory card door Allows access to insert or remove the memory card 30 Battery door Allows access to the batteries 31 Camera dock connector Connects the camera to the optional camera dock 32 Dock connector plug Protects the dock connector when camera is not in camera dock 33 Tripod mount Allows tripod mounting 28 27 29 31 32 30 33..
1-Getting started 15 Setup Attaching the wrist strap Attach the wrist strap as shown in the illustration. NOTE It is easiest to install the wrist strap by inserting it from the bottom. Installing the batteries 1 Open the Battery Door on the bottom of the camera. 2 Insert the batteries according to the markings on the metal contacts located on the door. Installing the memory card 1 With the camera off, open the Memory Card Door by sliding it in the direction of the arrow. 2 Insert the memory card. 3 Close and ensure that the Memory Card Door is latched. To eject the card, make sure the camer..
16 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Turning on power When you press the ON/OFF button, the lens extends, the Display turns on briefly, and the Power/ Memory light comes on green. NOTE If the light comes on red, the batteries are very low. Choosing the language 1 Choose your language by scrolling with the Up/Down arrows on the Controller . 2 Press OK in the center of the Controller to select the highlighted language. Setting the date and time 1 Adjust the values of the highlighted selection by using the Up/Down arrows on the Controller . 2 Press the Left/Right arrows on the Controller to mo..
1-Getting started 17 Installing the software Your HP Photosmart 812 camera software allows you to unload images from the camera, view them, print them, and e-mail them. It also allows you to configure the Share menu on the camera. NOTE For Windows computers, the HP Photo Imaging software needs at least Internet Explorer 5.0 (Service Pack 2) in order to function properly. Windows 1 Insert the HP Photosmart 812 CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The installation window automatically appears. NOTE If the installation window does not appear, click Start , and then click Run . Type X:\Se..
18 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Macintosh 1 Insert the HP Photosmart 812 CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2 Double-click the CD icon on the desktop. 3 Double-click the appropriate language folder, and then double-click the installer icon. 4 Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software. Before you can unload images from the camera to a Macintosh computer, you must change the USB configuration setting on the camera. 1 Select USB Configuration from the Setup menu on the camera. 2 Select Disk Drive, and then press OK. To install any bonus software you may have: 1 Do..
2-Taking pictures 19 Taking pictures Taking still pictures You can take a picture any time the camera is on, no matter what is showing on the Display. To take still pictures: 1 Select Still on the Capture Mode selector. 2 Frame the subject you want to photograph using the optical viewfinder. 3 Holding the camera steady, press the Shutter button all the way down to capture a picture quickly. The Shutter button also controls audio recording. (See Recording Audio later in this chapter.) To achieve best focus in low light conditions, secure the camera to a tripod and make sure the focus area ha..
20 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual 2 When exposure and focus are locked, and you continue to hold the Shutter button halfway down, you can re-frame or adjust your subject for proper positioning. 3 Press the Shutter button all the way down until you hear a click and see the image on the Display in Instant Review. Instant Review After you take a picture, the Display automatically shows the image for several seconds. A blinking microphone and the counter appear at the top of the Display if audio is being recorded during Instant Review. After a video clip is recorded, the Display shows the fi..
2-Taking pictures 21 Taking self-timer pictures In Self-Timer mode, the camera locks automatic exposure and focus and then takes the picture 10 seconds later. To use Self-Timer mode: 1 Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface. 2 Select Self-Timer on the Capture Mode selector. 3 Frame the subject you want to photograph, then press the Shutter button all the way down. The Self-Timer light on the front of the camera as well as the red Viewfinder light on the back blinks for 10 seconds before the picture is taken. Recording audio To record audio with still pictures, you must ..
22 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Using Live View You can use the Display as a viewfinder by pressing the Display button to turn it on. In Live View, the following icons provide information about current camera settings. # ICON Function 1 or Displays the quality setting for the current image Shows the camera is set to Video mode 2 Counts audio or video recording 3 Appears when an audio clip is recorded 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11..
2-Taking pictures 23 Using Zoom Optical zoom Press the Zoom buttons to move the lens between wide angle and telephoto positions (1 to 3x). Digital zoom To use Digital zoom: 1 Press the Display button to turn on Live View. 4 Appears when the camera is set to Self- Timer mode and blinks during countdown 5 Shows current flash setting if other than Auto 6 Appears when the camera is set to Macro 7 Displays the battery condition 8 Digital crop Displays the boundaries of the picture taken in Digital Zoom setting 9 Focus region Two brackets frame the subject the camera is focusing on. The brackets ..
24 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual 2 Press the Zoom in button to optically zoom to the maximum position. 3 Release the Zoom in button and then press it again and hold it until you reach the desired size (Digital zoom goes from 1.2x to 7x). A red cropping frame appears in the Display showing the region being captured. To turn Digital zoom off, press the Zoom out button until zooming stops, and then release the button. Using Digital zoom results in lower resolution and therefore smaller file sizes that are good for e-mailing or posting to the Web. NOTE Digital zoom does not work with Video ..
2-Taking pictures 25 Using flash settings When the camera is on, the Flash is automatically set to Auto. To change the setting, press the Flash button. The Flash setting button moves through the flash settings in the following order. Understanding sleep and shutdown In Sleep state, the camera is still on, but the Display is shut down to conserve power. The camera goes into Sleep state when: z There has been no menu activity for one minute. Setting Light Description Auto None The camera measures light and flashes if necessary. Flash off The camera will not flash. Use this setting when you do..
26 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual z The batteries are low and you try to turn on Live View. The Display shuts off and exits any menus in operation. NOTE To wake the camera from Sleep, press any button. During normal operation, the camera shuts down when: z You press the On/Off button. z The camera no longer has sufficient power to operate. The Power/Memory light blinks with a fast blinking red light and the camera shuts off. z The camera has been inactive for six minutes. Managing batteries The following battery levels are displayed during Live View and Playback and when the camera is co..
2-Taking pictures 27 The camera uses two AA batteries, preferably lithium-iron disulfide. These are typically called Photo Lithium batteries. To extend battery life: z Use the Optical Viewfinder to take pictures rather than Live View. z Use either an HP AC adapter or HP camera dock when unloading pictures to your computer or connecting to a printer or TV. z Turn the Display off during a pause in picture taking by pressing the Display button. z Use Auto Flas h rather than Flash On (fill flash), unless needed. z Avoid zooming in and out unnecessarily. Recharging batteries Your camera can char..
28 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Power/Memory light The Power/Memory light indicates power and memory status. State Indication Solid green Camera is on. Slow blinking green Camera is in Sleep state or off and charging batteries. Fast blinking red Camera has insufficient power and is shutting down. Amber Camera is reading from or writing to the memory card. Off Camera is off...
3-Managing images in the camera 29 Managing images in the camera Viewing images To review pictures you have taken, press the OK button with the Display off or from Live View. The last picture taken appears on the Display. # Icon Description 1 Displays for first few seconds to allow you to scroll through other pictures you have taken. 2 or Indicates image has an audio clip Indicates image is a video clip 3 5 of 14 Image number of total number of images 3 1 2 3..
30 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual When you press the right arrow while viewing the last image, a screen appears showing the camera status. The first image appears if you press the right arrow again. To turn the Display off after reviewing pictures, press OK or the Display button. Main menu Pressing the Menu button displays the Main menu. Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight the menu options on the left of the Display. Highlight your choice and press the OK button to select it. Press the Menu button again to exit the menu and return to viewing images. 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 9 10 8 11..
3-Managing images in the camera 31 # Icon Description 1 or Plays an audio clip Plays a video clip 2 Deletes the current image, all images, or formats the memory card 3 Magnifies the displayed image 4 Manually rotates displayed image 5 Allows you to adjust camera settings 6 Shows battery condition 7 Shows the current image number from the total number on the memory card 8 date/ time Shows the date and time that the current image was taken 9 or —Visible if the current image has an audio clip attached to it —Visible if the current image is a video clip 10 Shows the quality for the current ..
32 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Play Selecting this option in the Main menu causes the camera to play either a video clip or an audio clip that is attached to a still image. If there is no audio clip or video clip, you cannot select this option. You can adjust the volume by pressing the Up/Down arrows while the clip is played. To stop the clip while it is playing, press the OK button. Delete Selecting this option in the Main menu displays another screen with several options. Scroll up and down by pressing the Up/Down arrows. Press OK to choose the highlighted selection. z Cancel return..
3-Managing images in the camera 33 Magnify Selecting this option in the Main menu allows you to enlarge the image on the Display. This option is only for viewing an image on the Display; it does not permanently alter the image. Pressing the OK button selects this option and magnifies the image 4x and causes four arrows to appear on the screen. You can scroll around the image by pressing the Up/Down and Left/ Right arrows. Press OK to exit and return to the Playback menu. NOTE If the image is a video clip, you cannot select this option...
34 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Rotate Selecting this option in the Main menu rotates the image on the Display 90 degrees clockwise. When the rotation is complete, the Main menu appears again. Each time you press the OK button, the image rotates an additional 90 degrees and the Main menu reappears. NOTE If the image is a video clip, you cannot select this option. Setup For information on Setup, refer to Chapter 6, Adjusting camera Settings ...
4-Sharing pictures 35 Using HP Instant Share This camera has an exciting new feature called HP Instant Share. This feature lets you select images in the camera to be automatically processed later when the camera is connected to your computer or to certain HP printers. For example, you can select images that you want to have printed, then connect the camera to the computer or printer, and the selected images will be printed automatically. As another example, you can select images in the camera to be automatically processed by HP’s e-mail service. When the camera connects to your computer, ..
36 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual # Icon Description 1 Print 1 copy of current image at a standard size. If paper size is 4x6” or 8.5x11”, the picture is printed 4x6”. If paper size is 10x15cm or A4, the picture is printed at 10x15cm. 2 Print 2 copies of current image at a standard size. 3 E-mail... This selection brings up a new screen to customize the Share menu with specific addresses. You must customize the Share menu before using it to send e-mail. 4 Check mark indicates the destination has been selected for the currently displayed image. (You can select more than one destinat..
4-Sharing pictures 37 Using HP Instant Share to Print Pictures 1 Turn the camera on, then press the Share button. 2 Use the Left/Right arrows to scroll to the image that you want to print. 3 Use the Up/Down arrows to scroll to the print option that you want. 4 Press OK. A check mark appears next to that option. (To print three copies of an image, select both Print 1 copy and Print 2 copies) 5 Scroll to other images by using the Left/Right arrows and repeat steps 3 and 4 to select print options for each image. 6 When you are finished selecting all the images you want to have printed, press t..
38 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Using the HP Instant Share E-mail Service Using HP Instant Share to e-mail images involves three steps: 1 Adding e-mail addresses to the camera’s Share menu. 2 Selecting images to be sent to the E-mail service using the Share menu on the camera. 3 Connecting to the computer to send selected images. Adding e-mail addresses to your camera NOTE You will need an internet connection to complete this procedure. 1 Turn on the camera, press the Share button, then select the E-mail... option and press OK. A message on the camera Display appears asking you to co..
4-Sharing pictures 39 6 Once you have successfully registered, sign in to the HP Passport program, and then the Photo E-mail Setup screen will appear. Here, you can enter an e-mail address and specify how you want it to appear in the camera’s Share menu. You can also enter a subject and message to go with the e-mail that will be sent to that address. After completing the form, click Next. In the confirmation screen that appears, click Finish. 7 Your newly added e-mail destination should now appear in the Modify Share Menu screen (in the Current Share Menu section). To add additional e-mai..
40 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Selecting images to be e-mailed 1 Turn the camera on, then press the Share button. 2 Use the Left/Right arrows to scroll to the image you want to e-mail. 3 Use the Up/Down arrows to scroll to the e-mail address that you want. 4 Press OK. A check mark appears next to that option. (You can select more than one e-mail address or print option for an image.) 5 Scroll to other images by using the Left/Right arrows and repeat steps 3 and 4 to select e-mail addresses. 6 When you are finished selecting all the images you want to have e-mailed, press the Share but..
5-Connecting 41 Connecting Connecting to a computer Connect the camera to your computer to unload images. The camera connects to your computer using a USB cable. NOTE You can also connect your camera to a computer by using the optional HP camera dock. See Connecting to the HP camera dock later in this chapter. NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, switch the camera to Disk Drive in the USB Configuration menu found in the Setup menu. 1 Connect the flat end of the USB cable to the computer. 2 Open the rubber door on the side of the camera, and connect the round end of the USB cable to t..
42 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Connecting to a printer You can connect the camera directly to HP DeskJet and Photosmart printers that have a USB connection. You can then print images selected from the Share menu or all images in the camera. Your camera came with a special USB cable for connecting the camera to a printer. NOTE You can also connect your camera to a printer by using the optional HP camera dock. See Connecting to the HP camera dock later in this chapter. 1 Connect the square end of the USB cable to the printer. 2 Open the rubber door on the side of the camera and connect ..
5-Connecting 43 Connecting to a television NOTE If you have the optional the HP camera dock, see Connecting to the HP camera dock later in this chapter. 1 To connect the camera directly to a television, you must first purchase a custom cable (HP #Q2146-61601). This cable is listed in the accessory catalog included in the camera box. 2 On the camera, check that the TV Configuration setting in the Setup menu is set for your area. See “Changing the TV configuration setting” on page 53. 3 Connect the TV cable to the USB/ TV connector on the camera, and then to the Audio/Video input on the t..
44 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Connecting to the HP camera dock NOTE The camera dock does not work without AC power. Be sure to use ONLY the HP AC adapter and the cables that came with the camera dock. 1 Follow the setup instructions provided with the HP camera dock. This includes installing the Camera Dock Insert onto the dock, installing rechargeable batteries in the camera, connecting the AC power source, and connecting the camera dock to a computer, printer, and/or television. 2 Remove the dock plug from the bottom of your camera. Also remove any cables that are connected to the c..
5-Connecting 45 The camera dock has a light near the top front that provides battery charging status. A blinking light indicates that batteries are charging. There are two buttons on the front that light to show that the camera is connected to the associated device. z —This button activates the connection to the computer or the printer, depending on which of those devices is connected to the dock. z —This button activates the television connection. The functions of the dock button lights are described below: State Indication On Camera dock has power and a device is connected. When you p..
46 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Unloading images to a computer using the dock NOTE If you are using a Macintosh computer, switch the camera to Disk Drive in the USB Configuration menu found in the Setup menu. 1 Check that the HP camera dock is connected to your computer. 2 Place the camera in the HP camera dock. It will turn on automatically. 3 Press the button on the dock to start the unload process. The HP Image Unload software will launch on your computer, and the images in the camera will automatically unload to the computer. If there were any images on the camera that had been sel..
5-Connecting 47 Displaying images on a TV using the dock 1 Check that the HP camera dock is connected to your TV. 2 Refer to the documentation for your television to determine how to set the television to take video input from your camera instead of the antenna or cable. 3 On the camera, check that the TV Configuration setting in the Setup menu is set for your area. See “Changing the TV configuration setting” on page 53. 4 Place the camera in the dock. It will turn on automatically. 5 Press the button on the dock to start displaying images. The camera starts a slide show of each image, ..
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6-Adjusting camera settings 49 Adjusting camera settings You can personalize the camera settings by using the Setup menu. Press the Menu button on the back of the camera to display the Main menu. Select the Setup menu option using the Up/Down arrows. When you select the Setup option, a two page screen appears showing the following choices. The current camera settings are shown in parentheses. Use the Up/Down arrows to scroll through the settings and then press the OK button to select the setting you want to change. A new screen appears for that setting. Each of these screens are described i..
50 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Setting still image quality level The higher the quality, the better the image looks, especially when it is enlarged. However, the higher the quality, the more memory is used. 1 Select Quality in the Setup menu. The Quality Level screen appears. 2 Using the Up/Down arrows, highlight the quality you want and then press OK. Setting Pictures on a 16 MB card Description 5 Highest quality level. Image is saved at full resolution at a very low compression rate. 27.9x43.1cm (11x17”) maximum print size 14 Medium-high quality level. Image is saved at full resol..
6-Adjusting camera settings 51 Setting automatic audio recording You can choose to turn automatic audio recording on or off. 1 Select Audio Record in the Setup menu. The Audio Record screen appears. 2 Using the Up/Down arrows, select either on or off and then press OK. For more information on Audio, see Chapter 2. Adjusting camera sounds Camera sounds are the beeps the camera makes when you turn it on, press a button, or take a picture. Camera sounds are not the audio sounds recorded with pictures or video. You can choose to adjust or turn your camera sounds on or off. 1 Select Camera Sound..
52 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Changing date and time 1 Select Date & Time in the Setup menu. The Date & Time screen appears. 2 Follow the instructions on the Display to adjust date and time. You can select the format as mm/ dd/yy, dd/mm/yyyy, or yyyy/mm/ dd, and 12 or 24 hour time. 3 Press OK when the correct date and time appears. Changing the USB configuration setting This selection determines how the camera appears when connected to a computer. 1 Select USB in the Setup menu. The USB Configuration screen appears. 2 Using the Up/Down arrows, make one of the following two ch..
6-Adjusting camera settings 53 Changing the TV configuration setting This selection sets the format of the video signal for displaying camera images on a television with an optional cable or HP camera dock. 1 Select TV Configuration in the Setup menu. The TV Configuration screen appears. 2 Using the Up/Down arrows, make one of the following two choices and then press OK. • NTSC — used primarily in North America and Japan • PAL — used primarily in Europe For more information on connecting the camera to a TV, refer to Chapter 5. Changing the language This selection sets the language o..
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7-Troubleshooting 55 Troubleshooting Problems and solutions Problem Possible cause Solution The camera does not turn on. The batteries are not functioning correctly. Use only photo-quality AA lithium, alkaline, Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries. Ensure the batteries are inserted correctly. The charge in the batteries can be low or completely drained. Try installing new or recharged batteries. The HP AC power adapter is not functioning correctly. Ensure the HP AC power adapter is not damaged or defective and plugged into an electrical outlet with power. The HP AC power adapter is connected to the cam..
56 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual The camera does not respond when I press a button. The camera is off. Turn on the camera. The camera is connected to a computer. The camera buttons do not respond when the camera is connected to a computer. The batteries are drained. Replace the batteries. The button may be inactive for the current setting. Check the manual for proper button operation. The camera could be “hung”. Remove the batteries and let the camera sit for 48 hours. Reinstall the batteries and try again. The camera does not take a picture when I press the Shutter button. The came..
7-Troubleshooting 57 I replace the camera batteries frequently. Extended Display use, excessive fill flash use, and excessive zoom use consume a lot of battery power. Use the optical viewfinder instead of Live View to take pictures. Use an HP AC power adapter to power the camera when you are using the Display for an extended period of time and when you are unloading several images to your computer. Use fill flash only when needed. Use zoom only when needed. Do not use ordinary alkaline batteries. Purchase higher- grade batteries, such as “ultra” or “premium” grade alkaline or photo ..
58 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual The wrong date and/or time is shown. The batteries are dead or were removed from the camera for more than 10 minutes. Replace the batteries and reset the date and time by using the camera menus. To avoid losing date and time information, replace low batteries promptly. A long delay occurs between the time I press the Shutter button and the camera takes a picture. The camera is still saving the last picture you took. Wait a few seconds for the camera to finish processing the image, and then press the Shutter button halfway down. When a steady green light ..
7-Troubleshooting 59 My image is blurry. Your subject was too close to the camera lens. Do not try to get closer than the camera’s minimum focus range of 0.14m (~5.5 inches) wide angle and 0.4m (~15.7 inches) at other focal lengths. The subject wasn’t centered in the frame or the subject did not provide enough contrast for the camera to focus properly. You can lock the focus by pointing at your subject and then pressing and holding the Shutter button halfway down. Re-frame your subject, then press the Shutter button all the way down. You moved the camera while you took the picture. Hold..
60 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual My image is too dark. There was not enough light. Wait for natural lighting conditions to improve or add indirect lighting. The flash was turned off. Turn Auto Flash setting on. The flash was on, but the subject was too far away. Make sure your subject is within 2.5 m (~8 feet) of the camera when you take the picture. A light shone behind the subject. Use Flash On setting to brighten the subject when there is a bright light such as the sun or a window behind your subject. Your finger blocked the flash. Be sure to move your fingers away from the flash whe..
7-Troubleshooting 61 My image is too bright. The flash provided too much light. Change the flash setting to Flash Off. A natural or artificial source other than the flash provided too much light. Try taking the picture from a different angle. Avoid pointing the camera directly toward a bright light or reflective surface on a sunny day. If there is light behind your subject, use the Flash On. You were too close to the subject to use the flash. Move back from the subject or set the flash to Flash Off and take the picture again. Problem Possible cause Solution..
62 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual When I connect the camera to my computer, the software says it cannot find the camera. The camera is turned off. Turn on the camera. The cable is not connected correctly. Make sure that the cable is firmly connected at both ends. The camera is connected to the computer through a USB hub and your USB hub is not compatible with the camera. Connect the camera directly to a USB port on the computer. When I connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, I do not get a disk drive icon on my desktop. Camera USB Configuration setting is not set to Disk Drive. Chang..
7-Troubleshooting 63 Error messages Error messages on the Display Message Possible cause Solution Unable to focus The subject did not provide enough contrast for the camera to focus properly. You can lock the focus by pointing at your subject and then pressing and holding the Shutter button halfway down while you re-frame your subject. When the green light comes on, press the Shutter button all the way down. Focus too far The focus distance is beyond where the camera can focus. Make sure the camera is not in Macro setting. Focus too close The focus distance is closer than the camera can foc..
64 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Too much light It is too bright to take a properly exposed picture. Try to recompose the picture to reduce the amount of bright white objects in the scene. Also, avoid pointing the camera directly into the sun or into a bright light. Unsupported card The card in the memory slot is not a memory card. Check and ensure that the card is a Secure Digital memory card. Card is write- protected The locking tab on the side of the memory card is in the locked position. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position to add new pictures or delete old ones. Battery ..
7-Troubleshooting 65 Card full You are attempting to take pictures when the card is full. Unload the pictures from the camera, delete unwanted pictures, or replace the card with a new one. Card is unformatted Card needs to be formatted. Format the memory card by using the Format Card option in the Delete menu. This will delete all data on the card. NOTE If you format the memory card on a Windows XP computer, you must change the setting on the computer to FAT 16 from the default of FAT 32. Card has wrong format The card is formatted for a different device such as an MP3 player. Re-format the..
66 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Cannot display image Possibly comes from copying images to the card from a computer or a corrupted image caused by the camera not shutting down properly. Use the HP software to edit the images copied on the card. Also, do not remove batteries or the memory card when the camera is turned on. Unable to communicate with the printer There is no connection between the camera and printer. Make sure the cables are connected between the camera or camera dock and the printer. If that does not work, turn off the camera and disconnect it. Turn the printer off and t..
7-Troubleshooting 67 Error messages on the computer Unsupported printer The printer is not supported by HP Direct Print capability. Either purchase a printer with Direct Print capability or connect the camera to a computer and print from there. Unknown device The camera is connected to a USB device that it does not recognize. Make sure you are connected to a supported printer or computer. Message Possible cause Solution Connection between the imaging device and computer failed. The camera might be connected to a computer through a USB hub. Try connecting the camera directly to the computer ..
68 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Getting assistance Finding help on the web HP product support Visit www.hp.com/go/support to find information for your camera model. You can choose information about setting up and using your camera, unloading drivers, solving a problem, ordering, and information about the warranty. HP photosmart website Visit www.hp.com/photosmart for tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively as well as HP digital camera driver updates and software. HP accessibility website Visit www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility/prodserv/ if you have a disabilit..
7-Troubleshooting 69 Before you call Review troubleshooting tips. Have the following information ready before you call: z serial number (found on the bottom of your camera) z product name z date of purchase Hardware repair services If you think your camera or camera dock needs repair, first call the Customer Support Center, which can help determine if service is required and direct you to a service site. Otherwise, contact the store where you purchased the product. Or, visit www.hp.com/cpso-support/guide/psd/repairhelp.html for the nearest sales and service office. Service is free of charge..
70 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual A fee of $25.00 per call (U.S.) will be charged to your credit card. Charges begin only when you connect with a support technician. Upgraded warranty options You can select one of the following upgraded warranty options (available in the U.S. only): z Standard Next Day Exchange z Accidental Damage Protection with Next Day Exchange Upgrade your standard factory warranty to three years with the HP SupportPack. Service coverage begins on product purchase date and the pack must be purchased within the first 180 days of product purchase. HP will determine the..
7-Troubleshooting 71 The information contained in this document and the applicable conditions for HP phone support are subject to change without notice. Please check for the latest information and conditions at www.hp.com/cposupport/loc/regional.html Alternatively, you can ask your dealer or call HP at the phone number listed in this document. For English support in Europe, contact +44 (0) 207 512-52-02. Algeria +213 (0)61 56 45 43 Argentina 0-810-555-5520 Australia +63 (3) 8877 8000 (or local (03) 8877 8000) Austria +43 (0)810-00-6080 Belgium Dutch: +32 (0)2 626-8806 French: +32 (0)2 626-8..
72 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual India 1 600 112267 or +91-11-682-6035 Indonesia +62 (21) 350-3408 Ireland +353 (0)1 662-5525 Israel +972 (0)9-830-4848 Italy +39 02 264-10-350 Korea, Republic of +82 (2) 3270-0700 (Seoul) 0-80-999-0700 (outside Seoul) Malaysia 1-800-805-405 Mexico +52 5 52-58-9922 (Mexico City) 01-800-472-6684 (outside Mexico City) Middle East/Africa +44 (0) 207 512 52 02 Netherlands +31 (0)20 606-8751 New Zealand +64 (9) 356-6640 Norway +47 22-11-62-99 Peru +51 0-800-10111 Philippines +63 (2) 867-3551 Poland +48 22-865-98-00 Portugal +351 21-317-6333 Puerto Rico 1-877-2..
7-Troubleshooting 73 Thailand +66 (2) 661-4000 Turkey +90 216-579-7171 Ukraine +7 (380-44) 490-3520 United Arab Emirates +971 4-883-8454 United Kingdom (UK) +44 (0) 207-512-52-02 Venezuela 800-477-7777 Viet Nam +84 (0) 8-823-4530 Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement The HP photosmart 812 camera comes with a one year limited warranty. z HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware, accessories, software, and supplies will be free from defects in materials and workmanship after the date of purchase, for the period specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects dur..
74 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual parts or supplies not supplied by HP, (c) unauthorized modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of the published environmental specifications for the product, or (e) improper site preparation or maintenance. z TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some countries, states or provinces do not..
Appendix 75 Appendix Camera specifications Feature Description Sensor 3.92 MP effective pixel, 4.13 total, 1/1.8-inch CCD Color depth 30-bit (10 bits x 3 colors) Resolution 3.92 MP (2280x1720 effective pixel count) 4.13 MP (2384x1734 total pixel count) 3.89 MP (2272x1712 file size) Memory type One SD card slot. 16 MB card included Memory capacity 16 MB card Quality # Images File Size Resolution 56 250 KB 1136x848 28 500 KB 1136x848 14 1 MB 2272x1712 5 2.5 MB 2272x1712 A..
76 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Lens Focal length z Wide – 7.6 mm z Telephoto – 22.8 mm F-Number z Wide – 2.6 z Telephoto – 4.8 TTL auto focus Zoom 3x optical, 7x digital zoom 37-111mm (35 mm equivalent) Capture modes Still, Self-Timer, and Video Exposure control Auto exposure Aperture Wide: f/2.6 – f/5.0 Tele: /f4.8 – f/9.0 Shutter speed 1/2000 to 12 seconds Audio & video capture and playback Still pictures 30 seconds of audio captured with every picture (can be turned on/off in Setup menu) Video Audio captured with video (cannot be turned off) Flash settings Auto, fla..
Appendix 77 Focus TTL auto focus Normal: 0.50m to infinity Macro: 0.14m to 0.70m (wide focal) 0.40m to 0.70m (greater than wide focal length) ISO (Sensitivity) Auto (ISO 100 - 400) Metering Average White Balance Automatic Self-Timer 10 second delay Viewfinder Zooming optical viewfinder Flash guide number Built in flash with range up to 2.5 meters @ wide LCD Color LED Backlit, 1.5”polysilicon TFT LCD 4x playback zoom Compressed format JPEG (EXIF) MPEG-1 for video clip Video out Slide show on TV using A/V out capability Feature Description..
78 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual Power 2 AA batteries (included) or optional HP AC adapter Slow trickle recharging in camera with optional HP AC adapter or HP camera dock (100% in 15 hours) Automatic advanced power management The camera has a maximum power consumption of 2.5 A. Interfaces USB/TV connector z USB to your PC z USB to HP USB DeskJet and Photosmart printers z Audio/Video to TV AC in camera dock interface Standards z PTP transfer (15740) z MSDC transfer z NTSC/PAL z JPEG z MPEG-1 z DPOF-1 z EXIF z DCF Tripod mount Yes Feature Description..
Appendix 79 Dimensions External Body Dimensions: 95mm (L) x 41mm (W) x 70mm (H) With lens fully extended 95mm (L) x 60mm (W) x 70 mm (H) Weight 199 grams (without batteries) 7 ounces (without batteries) Warranty HP 1 year exchange warranty Feature Description..
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81 Index A AC power adapter connector 11 HP part number 78 not working correctly 55 AC power indicator 26 audio clips play and adjust volume 32 record 10 , 21 , 51 recording indicator 22 audio/video connector 43 Auto flash setting 12 , 25 Auto with Red-Eye setting 25 automatic exposure/focus 21 shutdown 26 B batteries condition indicator 22 door on camera 14 extend life 27 , 57 indicators 26 install 15 need replacement often 57 not working correctly 55 recharge 27 types to use 27 blinking lights on camera 19 , 28 on dock 45 bonus software 17 , 18 buttons on camera 10 on camera dock 45 C cam..
82 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual delay, shutter button 58 delete images and files 32 Digital Print Order Format 37 digital zoom 22 , 23 disk drive, connect as 52 dock. See HP camera dock DPOF 37 E e-mail addresses, adding to Share menu 38 e-mail feature 35 empty battery indicator 26 enlarge images 33 error messages 63 exposure/focus, automatic 21 F files compression formats 75 delete on memory card 32 DPOF 37 size versus quality 50 , 75 flash automatic 12 buttons and lights 11 , 12 , 13 current setting 22 provided too much light 61 range 60 , 76 settings 12 , 25 focus automatic 21 lock ..
83 L language change 53 choose 16 LEDs (lights) on camera description 10 lights on camera,blinking 19 , 28 on dock,blinking 45 Live View 13 , 22 lock focus 19 , 59 low battery indicator 26 M Macintosh computer bonus software 18 connect to 41 , 46 install software 18 USB setting 52 Macro Focus 13 , 22 , 24 magnify images 33 Main menu 30 memory card capacity 50 , 75 delete files 32 install 14 , 15 troubleshoot 65 memory indicator 14 , 28 Menu on/off button 13 , 30 messages, error 63 microphone 10 , 22 mount for tripod 14 N NTSC video signal 53 O on/off button 10 optical viewfinder 11 , 12 opt..
84 hp photosmart 812 user’s manual record audio clips 10 , 21 , 51 video clips 20 recycling information 3 red-eye 13 , 25 repair and replace services 69 review pictures 20 rotate images 34 S self-timer mode 10 , 22 selector and light 10 take pictures with 21 Setup menu 49 Share button 13 Share menu customize 38 description 35 e-mail service 38 printing options 37 share pictures 35 shutdown, automatic 25 shutter button delay 58 description 10 speed 76 sleep state 25 , 28 software bonus 17 , 18 cannot find camera 62 install 17 warranty 73 sounds adjust 32 , 51 speaker 10 specifications 75 S..
85 V video clips play and adjust volume 32 record 20 recording indicator 22 set for NTSC or PAL 53 Video mode 10 , 20 video selector 10 view images in camera 29 viewfinder 11 , 12 volume, adjust 32 W warranty 70 , 73 Web sites for HP 68 wide-angle button and lens 11 , 13 Windows computer bonus software 17 install software 17 wrist strap, attach 14 , 15 Z zoom buttons 13 , 23 lens 11 specifications 76 use optical or digital 23..
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