Konica Minolta dimage z5 User Manual

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Summary of Contents of user manual for Konica Minolta dimage z5

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    Z5_cvr_OM_GB_r18r.qxd 29.03.2005 15:03 Uhr Seite 2 Konica Minolta Customer Support: www.konicaminoltasupport.com Konica Minolta Photo World: www.konicaminoltaphotoworld.com Become a member of...

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    Before you begin For proper and safe use Thank you for purchasing this digital camera. Please take the time to...

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    CAUTION • Keep batteries or small parts that could be swallowed away from infants. Contact a doctor imme- •...

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    About this manual Viewing and rotating images ...................................................................................................31 Deleting single images ............................................................................................................31 The basic operation of this camera is covered...

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    Color mode..............................................................................................................................65 Reset default ...........................................................................................................................97 Contrast...................................................................................................................................65 Audio signals ...........................................................................................................................99 Sharpness ...............................................................................................................................66 Focus signal ............................................................................................................................99 Custom key function ...............................................................................................................67 Shutter...

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    Names of parts * This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces clean....

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    GETTING UP AND RUNNING Inserting batteries This digital camera uses four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries. Do not use other...

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    Battery condition indicator Connecting the optional AC adapter This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator. When the camera...

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    Changing the memory card Turning on the camera and displays An SD Memory Card or MultiMediaCard must be inserted for...

  • Page 10: Names of parts

    Setting the date and time Setting the Menu language After initially inserting a memory card and batteries, the For customers...

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    BASIC RECORDING Recording images automatically This section covers the basic operation of this camera. Thoroughly Turn the exposure-mode dial to...

  • Page 12: Attaching the strap and lens cap

    Basic recording operation Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection The example uses auto recording. Except for movie recording, the operation...

  • Page 13: Inserting batteries

    Focus lock Focus signals Focus lock prevents the AF system from focusing. This can be used with off-center subjects or...

  • Page 14: Auto power save

    Flash modes Flash range - auto-recording mode 1 To use the built-in flash, simply raise it (1). Lower the flash...

  • Page 15: Connecting the optional AC adapter

    i+ button Digital subject programs Pressing the information (i ) button changes the monitor display. The display cycles among the...

  • Page 16: Changing the memory card

    BASIC PLAYBACK The histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image from black (left) to white (right). The 256...

  • Page 17: Turning on the camera and displays

    i+ button Enlarged playback The information (i+) button controls the display format. Each time the button is pressed, the display...

  • Page 18: Setting the date and time

    ADVANCED RECORDING Macro This section cover the advanced recording features of this camera. Read the basic recording sec- Two macro...

  • Page 19: Setting the menu language

    Program (P) Exposure mode Shutter priority (S) Exposure mode The program exposure mode controls both the shutter speed and aperture...

  • Page 20: Using the zoom lens

    Manual (M) Exposure mode NOISE REDUCTION Manual exposure mode allows individual selection of shutter speeds and aper- Noise can be...

  • Page 21: Recording images automatically

    Movie recording Exposure compensation This camera can record digital video with sound. Total recording time varies with The camera exposure...

  • Page 22: Basic recording operation

    Focus area selection Attaching an accessory flash Individual focus areas can be selected when recording still images. With auto recording...

  • Page 23: Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection

    Navigating the recording menus The recording menu displayed varies with the position of the exposure-mode dial. There are four menus...

  • Page 24: Focus range

    Drive modes Self-timer The drive modes control the rate and method images are captured. Used for self-portraits, the self-timer will...

  • Page 25: Special focusing situations

    Using the Continuous-advance modes Continuous-advance notes The continuous-advance drive modes allow a series of images to be captured while holding...

  • Page 26: Flash modes

    Using the progressive-capture mode The Progressive-Capture drive mode continuously records images When a series is captured, a thumbnail of each...

  • Page 27: Camera-shake warning

    Bracketing The remaining number of frames in the bracket series is dis- played on the monitor next to the bracketing...

  • Page 28: Adjusting monitor brightness

    Image size and image quality Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each Number of pixels Approximate file...

  • Page 29: Digital subject programs

    Auto DSP Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection can be temporarily Three options are available for the Anti-Shake system in section...

  • Page 30: Single-frame playback and histogram display

    Focus modes Manual Focus This camera has autofocus and manual focus control. The focus mode is selected separately in the...

  • Page 31: Deleting single images

    White balance Custom White Balance White balance is the camera’s ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral. The...

  • Page 32: i+ button

    Full-time AF With full-time AF active, the autofocus systems continually focuses to keep the monitor image sharp. This also reduces...

  • Page 33: Enlarged playback

    Camera Sensitivity - ISO Color Mode Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected: Auto, 50, 100, Sensitivity Auto The color...

  • Page 34: Recording mode display

    Sharpness Custom Key function Sharpness accents or softens details in an image in three levels: The function assigned to the...

  • Page 35: Macro

    Quality (MOVIE) Movies can be recorded at three size and quality combinations: Quality 640x480 STD. The performance of the memory...

  • Page 36: Aperture priority (A) exposure mode

    A SHORT GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY Photography can be a rewarding pursuit. It is a broad and disciplined field that can...

  • Page 37: Shutter priority (S) exposure mode

    ADVANCED PLAYBACK Capturing a movie frame The basic functions in this mode are described in the basic playback section on...

  • Page 38: Manual (M) exposure mode

    Navigating the playback menu To delete images on the memory card (p. 77). Pressing the menu button (1) turns the...

  • Page 39: Noise reduction

    Frame-selection screen Delete When a marked-frames setting is chosen on a menu, the frame selection screen will appear. This Deleting...

  • Page 40: Movie recording

    Format Lock Delete – Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. A locked file cannot be deleted by either...

  • Page 41: Exposure compensation

    Movie editing Preview edit. The edit-movie option in section 1 of the playback menu allows Press the center controller but-...

  • Page 42: Focus area selection

    Copy and E-mail Copy Copy The copy function in section 1 of the playback menu (p. Delete – When the...

  • Page 43: Attaching an accessory flash

    Slide Show The controller can be used to control the presentation during playback. Section 2 of the playback menu controls...

  • Page 44: Navigating the recording menus

    About DPOF When the this-frame or all-frames setting is chosen, a screen appears requesting the number of copies of each...

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    Viewing images on a television SETUP MENU It is possible to view camera images on your television. The camera has...

  • Page 46: Drive modes

    Navigating the setup menu To set monitor brightness (p. 92). See page 89 on how to open the menu. The...

  • Page 47: Self-timer

    LCD Monitor Brightness Instant playback Monitor brightness can be adjusted in 11 levels. An image can be displayed on the...

  • Page 48: Using the continuous-advance modes

    Language The language used in the menus can be changed in section 1 of the setup menu. See page 19...

  • Page 49: Continuous-advance notes

    Date imprinting Reset default The date of recording can be printed directly on the image. The This function affects all...

  • Page 50: Using the progressive-capture mode

    Playback menu Audio signals Playback (Slide Show) All frames p. 84 Every time a button is pressed, an audio...

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    Video output Camera images can be displayed on a television (p. 88). The video Video output NTSC Zoom scale The...

  • Page 52: Bracketing

    DATA-TRANSFER MODE Connecting the camera to a computer Read this section carefully before connecting the camera to a computer. Instructions...

  • Page 53: What is an Ev?

    When the USB connection is completed, a drive icon, or volume, appears in My Computer or the Connecting to Windows...

  • Page 54: Image size and image quality

    Manual Installation The add new hardware wizard will confirm the location of To install the Windows 98 driver manually, follow...

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    Memory card folder organization The number in the image file name may not correspond to the frame number of the...

  • Page 56: Anti-Shake system

    Disconnecting the camera The hardware devices to be stopped will be dis- Never disconnect the camera when the access lamp...

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    Changing the memory card Uninstalling the driver software - Windows Never remove the card when the access lamp is red...

  • Page 58: Autofocus

    PictBridge No. of prints: 7 The number of prints in the print run are displayed as well as the Confirm...

  • Page 59: Manual focus

    Navigating the PictBridge menu The options that can be changed vary with the printer. Pressing the menu button (1) turns...

  • Page 60: Preset white balance

    Paper size Data print The paper size of the print can be specified. Paper size Printer setup Data can be...

  • Page 61: Custom white balance

    APPENDIX Pictures are Slow shutter speeds taken indoors or Use a tripod, change the camera Troubleshooting Pictures are in low-light...

  • Page 62: Flash compensation

    Care and storage LCD monitor care • The LCD monitor is manufactured using high-precision technology and more than 99.99% of...

  • Page 63: Metering modes

    Memory cards Before important events and journeys SD Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards are manufactured with precision electronic components. • Check...

  • Page 64: Flash range and camera sensitivity

    QuickTime system requirements This mark on your camera certifies that this camera meets the requirements of the EU QuickTime is...

  • Page 65: Contrast

    Technical specifications CCD: 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD AV output: NTSC and PAL Number of effective pixels: 5.0 million Batteries: Four...

  • Page 66: Sharpness

    Index Instant playback, 93 Preset white balance, 60 A mode, 36 Continuous advance, 48 ISO, 64 Program mode, 36 AC...

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