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    Model: PV 100 User Manual Manuale d'uso Manuel d'utilisation PV100 Eng Cover R7 a OP 9/9/04, 2:45 PM 1[...]

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    USER MANU AL CONTENTS 3.0 MEGA-PIXEL DIGIT AL CAMERA WITH JUMBO DISPLA Y USER MANUAL Introduction ................................................................................. 1 Product Overview ....................................................................... 2 Front View ..................................................................[...]

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    EN Auto Off (Auto Power-Of f)) ................................................... 13 TV Out .................................................................................. 13 File Number .......................................................................... 13 Macro ...........................................................................[...]

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    Memory Capacity, Size and Quality ..................................... 29 T roubleshooting ........................................................................ 29 Specifications ............................................................................ 32 Important Notice ......................................................................[...]

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    EN INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the Oregon Scientific 3.0 Mega-Pixel Digital Camera with Jumbo Display as your personal product of choice. The camera features a large, ease-to-view 3.5-inch (diagonal) LCD and 2x digital zoom. The camera comes with 16MB of internal memory , and is compatible with Secure Digital card to store many of your fav[...]

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    EN 1. SHUTTER RELEASE Button 2. Flash 3. ON / OFF Switch 4. Speaker 5. Microphone 6. Self T imer Lamp / Auto Focus Assist Light 7. Lens 8. Video Output 9. USB Connector 10. DC Jack PRODUCT O VERVIEW 1. LCD 2. Cradle Connector 3. Camera Stand Connector 4. Battery / SD Card Compartment 5. Left LED (Flash Light Status) 6. Right LED (Auto-Focus Status)[...]

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    EN 1. Self-Timer ( ) 2. Flash / T rash ( ) 3. Macro ( ) 4-WA Y DIRECTION CONTROLLER 1 2 3 GETTING ST ARTED PA CKAGE CONTENTS When you unpack your digital camera, make sure to keep all the packing materials in a safe place, in case you need to later return it for servicing. In the box, you will find: • AC adaptor • Li-Ion rechargeable battery ?[...]

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    EN The camera's battery can be charged in a variety of ways: A. Through the camera itself by connecting the AC adaptor through the PV100's DC jack. B. By docking the camera into a PV100D cradle and connecting the AC adaptor through the DC jack. C. By taking out the battery from the camera and inserting into the battery slot of the cradle [...]

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    EN MEMOR Y STORA GE The Secure Digital (SD) card is an external memory card that can be plugged into your digital camera for storing images and movies. Below is a list of compatible SD cards that have been tested and verified for use with the PV100: SanDisk: 64MB, 128MB, 256MB Panasonic: 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB T oshiba: 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB O[...]

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    EN 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Push against the card lodged inside the memory slot. The card automatically ejects itself out of the slot. B ASIC PHO T OGRAPHY PREP ARING THE CAMERA 1. At the camera’s handgrip position, slide the ON / OFF switch to ON to turn on the camera. 2. Check the battery indicator to make sure there is enough power. 3. Slide[...]

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    EN T AKING BASIC PICTURES 1. Make sure the camera is set to Record Mode (that is, in Camera Capture Mode). 2. Frame and view your subject on the LCD. 3. Press the SHUTTER RELEASE button. The image taken is displayed on the LCD for approximately a second (Auto Review). 4. Once the Auto Review has finished, you may proceed to take the next picture. N[...]

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    EN NOTE: When taking pictures with flash on, the camera’s battery life will be shorter so you will need to keep an eye on the battery status. NOTE FUNCTION DESCRIPTION Auto Flash On Flash Off The flash may go off automatically , depending on light conditions. The flash goes off regardless of lighting condition. The flash will not go off (default [...]

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    EN NOTE: In Movie Mode, once the SHUTTER RELEASE button is pressed and recording starts, zooming cannot be further adjusted for the duration of the recording. USING THE SELF-TIMER The Self-T imer function counts down 10 seconds before the camera automatically takes a picture by itself. This is useful when you want to be in the picture and there is [...]

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    EN B ASIC FUNCTIONS AND SETTINGS CAMERA MODES MODE FUNCTION Record Playback SECONDAR Y MENU Setup Setup DESCRIPTION Can be set as: • Camera Mode (digital still images with adjustable settings) • Movie Mode (allows you to shoot movies) Play back and review all images recorded onto the camera’s internal or external memory card. Record Mode Play[...]

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    EN Example of a menu screen: SETUP MENU Under the Setup Menu, which is available in all modes, the basic settings of the camera can be adjusted. P. COUNTER (PICTURE COUNTER) The Picture Counter can count the number of images already taken (count up) or available to be saved onto memory (count down). SET CLOCK MENU OK This sets the Date and Home T i[...]

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    EN • M/D/Y (month, date, year) • Y/M/D (year, month, date) C. Current T ime Field – adjust the current time of the camera. D. T ime Format – choose between 12-hr (AM/PM) or 24-hr display . SET CITY Y ou can choose to display the current time in two different time zones. Configure the time zone of your Home and World City from a list of city[...]

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    EN AU TO OFF (AUT O POWER-OFF) Y ou can set the camera to turn off automatically when no operation is performed. The period of time before shut-down can be adjusted (None, 1 min., 3 min., or 5 min.) The default auto of f time setting is 3 min. NOTE: Auto Off is not available in slideshow mode or when the camera is connected to a PC. TV OUT If conne[...]

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    EN MACR O The PV100’s macro-focusing function lets you move the camera lens very close to the subject, allowing you to take close-up images with clarity and in detail. FORMA T This option will format all data in either the internal memory or the external SD card / MMC, including all protected files. CAUTION: Do not eject the SD card / MMC while t[...]

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    EN • If ambient light levels are relatively low such as indoors or at night, you can adjust the brightness levels lower to make the display easier to see. TIP: To maximize battery life, keep brightness settings low. SY STEM INFORMA TION This option allows you to check the camera model number and current version of firmware installed. RECORD MODE [...]

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    EN QUALITY (PICTURE QU ALITY) The picture quality represents the compression rate of the images taken. DESCRIPTION Economy Lowest quality, taking up the least memory space NAME OPTION High Quality Good image quality, high amount of image data Standard Standard quality, medium amount of image data HQ STD ECO NOTE: The higher image quality and resolu[...]

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    EN Adjusts the white balance automatically METERING Metering determines your subject's correct exposure. The camera will compute the brightness levels, contrast, and amount of bright to dark parts in the scene automatically. OPTIONS ICONS SETTINGS Matrix (multi- segment) Evaluated by splitting the scene into multiple zones, then calculate each[...]

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    EN The ISO setting affects the camera's sensitivity to light. NOTE: An image taken at higher ISO speeds may contain more "noise" or graininess than an image taken at lower speeds. ISO MENU OK SPEED DESCRIPTION The camera sets the speed automatically (default setting) ISO rating 50. Use for very brightly lit scenes ISO rating 100. Use[...]

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    EN MO VIE MENU 1. Press MENU to access the Movie Menu. 2. Use to navigate the menu screen. Press DISP / OK to confirm setting changes. FUNCTION DESCRIPTION Identical procedures to Camera Modes Identical procedures to Camera Modes Press the SHUTTER RELEASE button Press the SHUTTER RELEASE button again after recording has started T oggling LCD Inform[...]

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    EN SETTINGS OPTIONS Off / On (default) Mic NOTE: Y ou can enable or disable audio recording while shooting a movie. The microphone icon is displayed on the LCD. PLA YBACK OF IMA GES AND MO VIES In Playback Mode, you can review the images and movies stored within your current active storage memory . The last image or movie taken is displayed on the [...]

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    EN Y our PV100 digital camera has the ability to capture and playback movies with audio because of its built-in microphone and speaker. Note however, that playback volume is fixed and cannot be adjusted. MUL TI-FRAME REVIEW The Multi-Frame Review shows, as thumbnails, up to nine recorded images and movies on the LCD. For movies, the first frame is [...]

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    EN DELETING A PLA YBACK IMA GE To delete the image currently being viewed during playback, press and confirm. Protected images (indicated with ) cannot be deleted and must be unprotected first. MO VIE PLA YBACK To playback movies: 1. Wait until the icons disappear from the playback movie. 2. The icon will then appear. 3. Press the SHUTTER RELEASE b[...]

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    EN FUNCTIONS OPTIONS Cancel / Select Images / All Images Select Images / All Images Select Images / All Images Delete Protect DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) DELETING MUL TIPLE IMAGES OR MO VIES The Delete options within the Playback Menu can delete multiple or all images and movies. NOTE: Protected images and movies (indicated with ) cannot be d[...]

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    EN PRO TECTING IMAGES OR MO VIES Y ou can protect / unprotect selected or all images and movies from accidental deletion. SELECTED IMAGES OR MOVIES 1. When "Select Images" is selected, the LCD displays up to nine thumbnail images similar to the Multi-Frame Review setting. Use to navigate. 2. Highlight an image, then press DISP / OK to con[...]

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    EN NOTE: Y ou can only specify the DPOF of the internal memory by transferring the images to a blank SD card via an SD card reader (sold separately). While you can take your SD card to a specialist for printing images, you must take the camera to a specialist to print any images stored in internal memory. SPECIFYING DPOF OF SELECTED IMAGES 1. When [...]

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    EN CONNECTING T O EXTERNAL DEVICES CONNECTING T O A TV Y ou can playback the images and movies you have recorded on the camera on your TV . Connect your camera to the TV via the included video cable. NOTE: Be sure to adjust the TV Out setting to correspond with your country's system (P AL / NTSC) before connecting the camera to the TV. 1. Turn[...]

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    EN NOTE: All image / movies can be viewed in Playback Mode or the camera can be used as a TV Cam in Record Mode. INST ALLING SOFTWARE DRIVERS (WINDOWS-B ASED PC) Use the USB cable included to connect the camera to your Windows- based PC. This enables you to transfer , edit, and playback pictures and movies onto your PC. Users of Windows 98SE-based [...]

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    EN DISCONNECTING THE CAMERA FROM THE PC (WINDOWS ME, 2000 AND XP USERS ONL Y) For PC users with Windows ME, 2000, or XP operating systems, the camera device driver should be stopped before disconnecting the USB cable. 1. Find the "Unplug or Eject Hardware" icon in your Windows system tray. 2. Right-click on the icon. The "Stop USB Di[...]

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    EN APPROXIMA TE NUMBER OF PICTURES STORED UNDER THE FOLLOWING PICTURE QUALITY SELECTIONS RESOLUTION HIGH ST ANDARD ECONOMY Super Fine (2048 x 1536) 9 12 16 Fine (1600 x 1200) 17 22 28 Normal (1280 x 1024) 25 32 40 Basic (640 x 480) 123 172 291 NOTE: The above table is based on standard shooting conditions tested by Oregon Scientific and may vary de[...]

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    EN PROBLEM SYMPTOM CHECK THIS REMEDY Cannot take pictures when the SHUTTER RELEASE button is pressed T aking Pictures Camera not turned on T urn on the camera No space on the SD card / internal memory Delete unwanted files or insert a new SD card Mode Switch is set to Playback mode Change the Mode Switch to Camera or Movie Mode Flash does not go of[...]

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    EN PROBLEM SYMPTOM CHECK THIS REMEDY Cannot play back images or movies Playback Mode Switch is not set to Playback Mode Set Mode Switch to Playback Mode No images or movies are recorded Images located in internal memory instead. Remove SD card Images or movies are protected Unprotect the images or movies Picture not shown on TV when connected Check[...]

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    EN SPECIFICA TIONS TYPE DESCRIPTION 3.5" high-density CMOS T otal number of pixels: 3.0 million Selectable from: • 2048 x 1536 pixels • 1600 x 1200 pixels • 1280 x 1024 pixels • 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) DCF- and DPOF-compliant (Exif ver. 2.2 JPEG-compliant) Sensor Image size File Format T ype: auto-focus Focus range: 1m to infinity (norm[...]

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    EN TYPE DESCRIPTION ArcSoft PhotoImpression 3.0 Software 109 x 70 x 27 (33 at lens location) mm (L x W x T) Product Dimension Approx. 210g (without battery) Unit Weight Removable Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1700mAH) Battery Specification Auto White Balance Auto 1. Matrix (25 zones) 2. Center weighted (central 9 zones) 3. Spot (central 1 zones[...]

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    EN IMPORT ANT NOTICE ST A TEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY Oregon Scientific assumes no responsibility for any incidental losses (such as the costs of photography or the loss of income from photography) incurred as a result of faults with this product. NOTES ON COPYRIGHT Images recorded using your digital camera cannot be used in ways that infringe copyrig[...]

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    EN CLEANING THE DIGIT AL CAMERA Use a damp cloth to clean your camera body; dry immediately . T o clean your camera lens / viewfinder: 1. Use a blower or a lens brush to remove dirt or dust. 2. Wipe carefully with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints and other stains. Do not touch with fingers. NOTE: Do not use benzene, thinner, or similar cleaning [...]

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    EN TRADEMARK INFORMA TION Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the United States and other countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the Microsoft Windows Operating System. Macintosh TM is registered trademark of Apple Computer , Inc. ArcSoft TM and ArcSoft PhotoImpression TM logos are registered trademarks of ArcSoft Inc[...]

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    EN However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reor[...]

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    © 2004 Oregon Scientific. All rights reserved. 086-003527-021 PV100 Eng Back R7 a OP 9/9/2004, 2:45 PM 1[...]