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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 1

43 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING This section describes the basic procedure for recording an image. Recording an Image Aiming the Camera Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the chance of movement, which can blur your images. • Horizontal Hold the camera still in both hands, with your arms firmly against your sides. • Vertical When holding the camera vertically, make sure that the flash is above the lens. Hold the camera still with both hands. IMPORTANT! • Make sure your fingers or the strap does not block the flash or lens..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 2

44 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING 3. Compose the image on the monitor screen. • You can compose images using either the monitor screen or the optical viewfinder. • When using the optical viewfinder, you can turn off the monitor screen to save power (page 25). 4. Press the shutter release button to record the image. • The number of images that can be stored in memory depends on the resolution setting you are using (pages 52, 183). • Depending on the distance or angle between the subject and the camera, the image you see in the viewfinder may not be exactly the image that is recorded. ON/OFF P..

About the REC Mode Monitor Screen - Page 3

45 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING About the REC Mode Monitor Screen • The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The actual image is recorded in accordance with the image quality setting currently selected on your camera. The image saved in file memory has much better resolution and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image. • Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down, which causes some static noise in the monitor screen image. Recording Precautions • Never open the batter..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 4

46 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Using Zoom You can use the digital zoom feature of your camera to zoom in on the center of an image. Performing a zoom operation toggles the zoom factor between 1X and 4X. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the “ REC ” tab. 3. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select “ Digital Zoom ” , and then press [ ² ]. 4. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select “ On ” , and then press [SET]. • Selecting “ Off ” disables digital zoom. 6. Record the image. Zoom out Zoom in 5. In the REC mode, use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to change the digital zoom fac..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 5

47 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING IMPORTANT! • Zoom is disabled whenever the monitor screen is turned off (page 25). • Using digital zoom can cause degradation of the recorded image. • To disable digital zoom, select “ Off ” for the “ Digital Zoom ” setting on the “ REC ” tab. NOTE • You can use the key customization feature (page 75) to configure the camera so the digital zoom factor changes whenever you press [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] while in the REC mode. Using the Flash Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you want to use. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Use [ ..

About Red-eye Reduction - Page 6

48 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING 5. Record the image. IMPORTANT! • The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times when you record an image. The initial flashes are pre-flashes, which the camera uses to obtain information it uses for exposure settings. The final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep the camera still until the shutter releases. • Image recording may not be performed if you press the shutter release button while the operation/flash charge lamp is flashing amber. NOTE • You can use the key customization feature (pages 74, 75) to configure the camera so the flash ..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 7

49 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Flash Precautions Take care that your fingers do not block the flash when you hold the camera. Covering the flash with your finger can greatly reduce its effectiveness. • The approximate effective range of the flash is shown below. The flash is unable to adequately illuminate a subject that is outside this range. 0.8 meter to 1.5 meters (2.6 ´ to 4.9 ´ ) (ISO Sensitivity : “ Auto ” ) • The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds as long as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The actual time required depends on the battery level, temperature..

Recording Macro Images - Page 8

50 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Recording Macro Images You can select either normal or macro (close-up) recording using the selector located on the left side of the camera. The table below describes the two settings available with the selector. • The distances indicated above represent the distance from the camera ’ s lens surface to the subject. 1. Align the Normal ( )/ Macro ( ) selector with “ ” . 2. Record the image. Normal ( )/Macro ( ) selector To do this: Shoot normal images, at a distance of about 1m (39.4˝) to infinity (Normal) Shoot close-ups, at a distance of about 30cm (11.8˝..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 9

51 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING Using the Self-timer The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10- second delay of the shutter release after you press the shutter release button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you perform three consecutive self-timer operations to record three images. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the “ REC ” tab. 3. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select “ Self-timer ” , and then press [ ² ]. 4. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select the self-timer time you want to use, and then press [SET]. • Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables ..

Specifying Image Size and Quality - Page 10

52 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING 5. Record the image. • When you press the shutter release button, the self-timer lamp flashes and the shutter releases after the self- timer reaches the end of its countdown. • You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown by pressing the shutter release button while the self- timer lamp is flashing. NOTES • The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid blurring of images due to hand movement. • You can use the key customization feature (page 75) to configure the camera so the self-timer set..

To specify image quality - Page 11

53 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING To specify image quality 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the “ REC ” tab. 3. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select “ Quality ” , and then press [ ² ]. 4. Use [ ³ ] and [ ´ ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. Select this setting: Fine Normal Economy To get this: Very high quality, but large file size Normal quality Small file size, but low quality NOTES • If you plan to make large prints of your images or otherwise use them in applications where high- resolution is your top priority, select the “1600 x..

BASIC IMAGE RECORDING - Page 12

54 BASIC IMAGE RECORDING NOTE • Use the “Fine” setting when image quality is your top priority and file size is secondary. Conversely, use the “Economy” setting when file size is your top priority and image quality is secondary. IMPORTANT! • Actual file size depends on the type of image you record. This means that the remaining image capacity noted on the monitor screen may not be exactly accurate (pages 23, 183).

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Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) - Page 13

55 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to change the exposure compensation value, and then press [SET]. • Pressing [SET] registers the displayed value. [ ± ] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best used for light-colored subjects and backlight subjects. [ ² ] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors on a clear day. OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the other powerful features and functions that are available for recording. Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure settin..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 14

56 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS • To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes 0.0. 4. Record the image. IMPORTANT! • When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation. NOTES • Performing an EV shift operation causes the metering mode to switch automatically to center weighted metering. Returning the EV shift value to 0.0 causes the metering mode to change back to multi-pattern metering. • You can use key customization (page 74) to configure the camera to perform exposure comp..

Adjusting White Balance Manually - Page 15

57 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. NOTES • Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the settings achieved the last time a manual white balance operation was performed. • You can use the key customization feature (pages 74, 75) to configure the camera so the white balance setting changes whenever you press [ ´ ] and [ ³ ], or [ ± ] and [ ² ] while in the REC mode. When shooting under these conditions: Normal conditions Outdoor daylight Shade Incandescent light bulb (reddish tinge) Fluorescent light (green..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 16

58 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 4. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or similar object under the lighting conditions for which you want to set the white balance, and then press the shutter release button. • This starts the white balance adjustment procedure. The message “Complete” appears on the monitor screen after white balance adjustment is complete. • Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored object while performing manual white balance adjustment can cause the procedure to take a long time to complete. 5. Press [SET]. • This registers the white balance setti..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 17

59 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ BESTSHOT”, and then press [SET]. • This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a sample scene. 4. Use [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] to select the sample scene you want, and then press [SET]. 5. Record the image. IMPORTANT! • Sample scene number 4 is Coupling Shot scene (page 62). Sample scene number 5 is a Pre-shot scene (page 64). • BESTSHOT scenes were not recorded using this camera. They are provided as samples only. ..

Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup - Page 18

60 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an image you recorded for later recall when you need it again. Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the camera accordingly. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ BESTSHOT”, and then press [SET]. • This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a sample scene. 4. Use [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] to display “Register User Scene”. 5. Press [SET]. 6. Use [ ´ ] and [ ..

To delete a BESTSHOT user setup - Page 19

61 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS IMPORTANT! • BESTSHOT user setups are located in the camera’s built-in memory after the built-in sample scenes. • Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 123) deletes all BESTSHOT user setups. NOTES • The following are the settings that are included in a BESTSHOT user setup: EV shift value, white balance mode, flash mode, and ISO sensitivity. • Note that images recorded with this camera only can be used to create a BESTSHOT user setup. • You can have up to 999 BESTSHOT user setups in the camera’s built-in memory at one time. • You can chec..

Combining Shots of Two People into a - Page 20

62 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS • Combined Images 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ BESTSHOT”, and then press [SET]. 4. Use [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] to select “Coupling Shot”, and then press [SET]. Combining Shots of Two People into a Single Image (Coupling Shot) The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two people and combine them into a single image. This makes it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even when there is no one else around to record the ima..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 21

63 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 5. Use the monitor screen to compose and record the left side of the image. • The exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash settings are fixed for this type of image. 6. Next, use the monitor screen to compose the right side of the image, taking care to align the actual background with the semi-transparent image of the background of the left-side image, which remains on the monitor screen. When everything is aligned correctly, record the image. • Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above procedure cancels the first image and returns to step 5. Semi-t..

Recording a Subject onto an Existing - Page 22

64 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background Image (Pre-shot) Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if you need to ask someone else to record the image for you. Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process. 1. You compose the background you want and press the shutter release button, which causes a semi-transparent image of the background to remain on the monitor screen. 2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your original background, telling them to compose the image by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a guide. • T..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 23

65 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ BESTSHOT”, and then press [SET]. 4. Use [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] to select “Pre-shot”, and then press [SET]. 5. Freeze the background on the monitor screen. • Though a semi-transparent image of the background appears on the monitor screen in step 6, the background image is not saved in memory at this time. • The exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash settings are fixed for this type of image. 6. Next, use the mo..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 24

66 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Using the Movie Mode You can record movies up to 60 seconds long. The EX- M20 even lets you record audio along with your movies. • File Format: AVI AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted by the Open DML Group. • Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels • Movie File Size: Approximately 160KB/second. • Maximum Movie Length — One Movie: 60 seconds — Total Movie Time: 60 seconds with built-in memory; 380 seconds with 64MB SD memory card 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use..

Recording Audio (EX-M20 Only) - Page 25

67 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS IMPORTANT! • The flash does not fire in the Movie mode. • The EX-M20 also records audio. Note the following points when recording a movie. — Take care that you do not block the microphone with your fingers. — Good recording results are not possible when the camera is too far from the subject. — Operating camera buttons during recording can cause button noise to be included in the audio. — Movie audio is recorded in monaural. Microphone Recording Audio (EX-M20 Only) Adding Audio to a Snapshot You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it. • Im..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 26

68 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ ( + )”, and then press [SET]. • This enters the Snapshot Audio Mode. 4. Press the shutter release button to record the image. • After the image is recorded, the camera enters audio recording standby, with the image you just recorded on the monitor screen. • You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing [MENU]. 5. Press the shutter release button to start audio recording. • The operation/flash charge la..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 27

69 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Recording Your Voice The Voice Recording Mode provides quick and easy recording of your voice. • Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format This is the Windows standard format for audio recording. The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”. • Recording Time: Approximately 40 minutes with built-in memory • Audio File Size: Approximately 240KB (30-second recording of approximately 8KB per second) 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “ Voice..

Audio Recording Precautions - Page 28

70 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Using the Histogram You can use the [DISP] button to display a histogram on the monitor screen. The histogram lets you check exposure conditions as you record images (page 25). You can also display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY mode. Histogram A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left side), mid tones (center), ..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 29

71 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS • When the histogram is too far to the left, it means that there are too many dark pixels. This type of histogram results when the overall image is dark. A histogram that is too far to the left may result in “black out” of the dark areas of an image. • When the histogram is too far to the right, it means that there are too many light pixels. This type of histogram results when the overall image is light. A histogram that is too far to the right may result in “white out” of the light areas of an image. • A centered histogram indicates that there is ..

Specifying ISO Sensitivity - Page 30

72 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS REC Mode Camera Settings Specifying ISO Sensitivity Use the following procedure to select the ISO sensitivity setting that suits the type of image you are recording. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the setting you want and then press [SET]. To get this: Automatic sensitivity selection Conforms to ISO 64 Conforms to ISO 125 Conforms to ISO 250 Conforms to ISO 500 Select this setting: Auto ISO 64 ISO 125 ISO 250 ISO 500 IMPORTANT! • Increasing ISO sensitivi..

Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off - Page 31

73 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you compose images and ensure that the camera is straight when recording. To do this: Display the grid Hide the grid Select this setting: On Off 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. Turning Image Review On and Off Image review displays an image on the monitor screen as soon as you record it. Use the following procedure to tur..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 32

74 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Assigning Functions to the [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] Keys A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] keys so they change camera settings whenever they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the [ ´ ] and [ ³ ] keys, you can change the setting assigned to them without going through the menu screen. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. NOTE • The initial default setting is “REC..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 33

75 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Assigning Functions to the [ ± ] and [ ² ] Keys A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [ ± ] and [ ² ] keys so they change camera settings whenever they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the [ ± ] and [ ² ] keys, you can change the setting assigned to them without going through the menu screen. 1. In the REC mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “REC” tab, select “U/D Key”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET]. NOTE • The initial default setting is “Dig..

Specifying Power On Default Settings - Page 34

76 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Specifying Power On Default Settings The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the power on default settings individually for the REC mode, flash mode, white balance mode, ISO sensitivity, and digital zoom mode. Turning on mode memory for a mode tells the camera to remember the status of that mode when you turn off the camera, and restore it the next time you turn the camera back on. When mode memory is turned off, the camera automatically restores the initial factory default setting for the applicable mode. The following table shows what happens..

OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS - Page 35

77 OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS Resetting the Camera Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu Reference” on page 173. 1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press [MENU]. 2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and then press [ ³ ]. 3. Use [ ± ] and [ ² ] to select “Reset”, and then press [SET]. • To cancel the procedure without resetting, select “Cancel” and press [SET].

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