Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product A500 FujiFilm
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OWNER’S MANUAL This manual will show you how to use your FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix A400 / FinePix A 500 correctly. Please fo llow the in s tructions carefully.
2 Warning For customers in the U.S.A. Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE FCC Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
3 Important NOTICE BEFORE OPENING THE CD-ROM PROVIDED BY FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD., PLEASE READ THIS END USER L ICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. ONLY IF YOU AGREE WITH T HIS AGREEMENT, SHOULD YOU USE THE SOFTWARE RECOR DED ON THE CD-ROM. BY OPENING THE PACKAGE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
4 EC Declaration of Conformity We Name: Fuji Photo Fil m (Europe) G.m.b.H. Address: Heesenstrasse 31 40549 Dusseldorf, Germany declare that the prod uct Product Name: FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix A400 / FinePix A500 Manufacturer’s Na me: Fuji Photo Fil m Co.
5 Disposal of Electric and Electron ic Equipment in Private Househ olds Disposal of used Electri cal & Electronic Equipment (Applicab le in the European Union and other European coun tries with se.
6 Contents Warning.............................. .............. .................. ... 2 Important .................. .............. ................. .............. 3 EC Declaration o f Conformity. ................. .............. 4 Disposal of Electric an d Electroni c Equipment in Private Ho useholds.
7 Advanced Features — Movie r Recording Movi es ......... .................. .............. . 65 Changing movi e size............ .............. ........ 67 w Playing Back Mov ies ........ ................. ............ 68 Settings Adjusting LC D Monitor Brightne ss .
8 Preface Z Test Shots Prior to Photography For important photograp hs (such as weddings and overseas trip s), a lways take a test shot and view the image to make sure that the camera is working normally.
9 Z Trademark Information • and xD-Picture Card™ are trademarks of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. • IBM PC/AT is a registered trademark of Inter national Business Machines Corp. of the U.S.A. • Macintosh, Power Macintosh, iMac, PowerBook, iB ook and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
10 About this Manual Z Icons next to the title display indi cate the modes that are available. Z 4-direction ( nopq ) button Up, down, left, and right are indicated by black triangles in the Owner’s Manu al. Up or down is shown as n or o , and left or right is shown as p or q .
11 Accessories Included • AA-size Alkaline Batteries (LR6) (2) •S t r a p ( 1 ) • Video cable (1) 2.5 mm dia. plug-to-pin plug ca ble • USB cable (mini-B) (1) • CD-ROM (1) Software for FineP.
12 Camera Parts and Features * Refer to the pages in parent heses for information on using the camera parts or features. MENU /OK DISP / BACK Shutter butt on Self-timer lamp (p.50) Lens (lens co ver) w Playback button Viewfinder Viewfinder la mp (p.29) LCD monitor Tripod mount xD-Picture Card slot (p.
13 Example of LCD Monitor Text Display * FinePix A500 Z Photography mode Z Playback mode FinePix A400 / FinePix A500 has internal memory that can store images without xD-Picture Card . Y appears on the LCD monitor when the internal memory is active. 1/ 1/2006 ISO N 200 12 - 1 1 3 AF * Self-timer (p.
14 Attaching the Strap Attaching the st rap Attach the strap as shown in 1 a nd 2. When attaching the st rap, move the fastener to adju st the length and slightly aw ay from the end of the strap, as shown in figure 1. Using the strap 1 Loop the strap over your wrist.
15 Getting Ready Loading the Batteries Compatible batteries AA-size alkaline batteries (2) or AA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (2) (sold separately) 1 Open the battery cover. Batteries are required to operate the digital camera. At first, load the batteries in the camera.
16 Loading the Bat teries 2 Load the batteries correctly as indicated by the polarity icons. 3 Close the battery cover. Match the polarity icons ( + and , ) of the batteries to those on the inside of the battery cover.
17 Getting Ready Checking the battery char ge Turn the camera on and check the bat tery charge. A There is ample battery charge. (No t displayed) B There is insufficient ch arge left in the batteries. The batteries will soon run out. Have a new set of batteries ready.
18 Loading the xD-Picture Card 1 Open the battery cover. 2 Insert an xD-Picture Card . 3 Close the battery cover. Although you can store pictures in the camera’s inte rnal memory, you can store many more images on the xD- Picture Card (sold separately).
19 Getting Ready When an xD-Picture Card (sold separately) is inserted [Record images]: Record images to an xD-Picture Card . [Playback images]: Playback images in an xD-Picture Card . When an xD-Picture Card (sold sep arately) is not inserted [Record images]: Record images to internal memory.
20 Loading the xD -Picture Card The table below shows the standard number of available frames for internal memory or a new xD-Picture Card formatted on the camera.
21 Getting Ready Turning On and Off Turning the camera on in Photography mode Turning the camera on in Playback mo de Changes between Photography mode and Playback mode Press w during shooting to change to Playback mode. Press the shutter button down halfway to return to Photography mode.
22 Setting the Date and Time 1 “DATE/TIME NOT SET” message appears when turning the camera on. 2 Set the date and time. When using the camera for the first ti me after purchasing, the date and time are cleared. Set the da te and time. Press MENU/OK to set the date and time.
23 Getting Ready 3 Change the date form at. Date format YYYY.MM.DD: 2006.1.24 MM/DD/YYYY: 1/24/2006 DD.MM.YYYY: 24.1.2006 SET CANCEL DA TE/TIME MM/DD/YYYY 1 / 24 / 2006 10 : 00 AM A Press p or q to select the date format. B Press n or o to set th e format.
24 Correcting the Date and Time 1 Display the SET-UP menu. 2 Display the DATE/TIME screen. A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select U OPTION. C Press n or o to select SET-UP. D Press ME NU/OK to display the SET-UP menu.
25 Getting Ready Selecting the Language 1 Display the SET-UP menu. 2 Select the language. A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select U OPTION and then press n or o to select SET-UP. C Press ME NU/OK to display the SET-UP menu.
26 Taking Pictures ( a AUTO Mode) 1 Turn the camera on. Press POWER down fully to turn th e camera on. This section describes the basic operations. POWER Holding the came ra correctly Brace your elbows against your sides a nd hold the camera with both hands.
27 Using the Camera Continued 2 Check the composition on the LCD monitor. To adjust zoom scale using the Zoom switch: 3 Focus on the main sub ject in the AF frame and press the shutter button down halfway. • Select e Macro mode to take close-u p shots ( ➝ p.
28 Taking Pictures ( a AU TO Mode) 4 Press the shutter button fully. When taking a picture using the flash, the image may disappear and go dark briefly due to flash charging. The viewfinder lamp blinks orange during charging. • The subject may be diff icult to see clearly on the LCD monitor (in bright sunlight or dimly lit scenes, etc.
29 Using the Camera Z Using viewfinder When using the viewfinder to take pictures, press DISP/ BACK to turn the LCD monitor off. Turning the LCD monitor off con serves battery power. Frame the shot so that the subject fil ls the center of the viewfinder.
30 Taking Pictures ( a AU TO Mode) Taking picture s with the focu s and exposure lock ed In the above composition, the subjects (two people in this case) are not in the AF frame. Pressing the shutter button halfway at this point will result in th e subjects being out of focus.
31 Using the Camera 3 Continue to hold the shutter button do wn halfway. Move the camera back to th e original image and press the shutter bu tton fully. • AF/AE lock can be applied repeatedly before the shutter is released. • Use AF/AE lock in all Photography modes to guarantee excellent results.
32 Taking Pictures ( a AU TO Mode) Adjusting the shot co mposition Position the main subject at the intersecti on of two lines in this frame or al ign one of the horizontal lines wit h the horizon. Use this frame as a guide to the subject’s size and the balance of the shot while co mposing a shot.
33 Using the Camera Viewing the Images Setting the camera to Pl ayback mode When the camera i s off, press w fo r about 1 second to turn the camera on in Playback mode. Playback your images to check them. For important phot ographs, always take a test shot and view the image to make sure that the camera is working normally.
34 Viewing the Images Single-frame pl ayback 1 Zoom in / Zoom o ut. To zoom in an image during single-fr ame playback: Press DISP /BACK to canc el playback zo om.
35 Using the Camera Press DISP /BACK to r eturn to the zoom se tting. Z Zoom scales (FinePix A400) Z Zoom scales (FinePix A500) Multi-fr ame playback Multi-frame playback screen (9 frames) appears on t he LCD monitor. Select required fr ame from the 9 frames.
36 o Erasing the Images Setting the camera to w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) Selecting FRAME or ALL FRAMES Use this mode to erase unnecessa ry images to have ample free space on the xD-Picture Card . You r camera calls images “frames”. A Press ME NU/OK to display the Playback menu on the LCD monitor.
37 Using the Camera Erasing all frames (ALL FRAMES) Press MEN U/OK to erase al l the frames (files) . T AKE A WHILE ALL FRAMES 100-0001 YES CANCEL ERASE ALL OK? IT MA Y CANCEL ALL FRAMES Press DISP/BACK to cancel erasing of all the frames (files). Some unprotected frames (files) will be left u nerased.
38 Using the Photography Functi ons — Procedure of Setting 1 Select the Photography mode. Set the Photography mode f rom the menu. The available functions are limited dep ending on the Photogra phy mode selected . The cam era sett ings are tailored to the scene bein g shot.
39 Advanced Features — Photography Z Specifying functions us ing Photography menu (MENU/OK button) y QUALITY Use to specify required image size ( ➝ p.47). * SELF-TIMER Used in situations such as group shots where the photographer is included in the shot ( ➝ p.
40 Setting the Shooting Mode This is the easiest mod e for providing crisp and clear shots. Use this mode for ordinary photography. Camera specifies “EXP. COMP ENSATION” and “WB” settings automa tically. Use this mode for photography to get beautiful skin t ones and soft overall tone.
41 Advanced Features — Photography Use this mode for shooting scenery in dayli ght and provides crisp, clear shots of scenery su ch as buildings and mountains. Use this mode to take pict ures of a moving su bject. It gives priority to faster shutt er speeds.
42 e Macro (Close-up) Available Photography modes: a and s ( ➝ p.40) Use this mode to take close-up shots. N 12 e appears on the LCD monitor indicating tha t you can take close-up shots. MENU /OK DISP/ BACK Press e ( p ) to select Macro mode. Press e ( p ) again to cancel Macro mode.
43 Advanced Features — Photography d Setting the Flash Available Photography modes: a , H , . , 8 , s ( ➝ p.40) Use this mode for ordinary photog raphy. This mode is suitable f or shooting portrait s in low-light conditions. Flash photography is usef ul for taking pictures at night or indoor dark locations.
44 d Setting the F lash C Suppressed flash This mode is suitable for situations where the flash cannot be used. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake when shooting in Suppressed flash mode in the dark condition.
45 Advanced Features — Photography Photography Menu Operation Setting the menus Use the Photography menu to adjust image quality. You can take pictures in a wide range of conditions. A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select the menu.
46 Photography Menu Operation List of photograp hy menu options Page Menu Functions Settings Factory default 1 q SHOOTING MODE ( ➝ p.40) Use this setting to provide the best photography menu setting for the scene being shot. r MOVIE / q MANUAL / q AUTO/ H PORTRAIT / , LANDSCAPE / .
47 Advanced Features — Photography Selecting qualit y setting ( y QUALITY) Available Photography modes: a , H , , , . , 8 , s ( ➝ p.40) Use this menu to specify the image size.
48 Photography Menu Operation Z Quality settings in Photography mode (FinePix A500) Quality mode Sample uses ÷ F (2592 × 1944) ÷ N (2592 × 1944) Printing at up to 8R (20.3 × 25.4 cm/ 8 × 10 in.) / A4 size For better quality, select ÷ F „ (2592 × 1728) 3 (2048 × 1536) Printing at up to 6R (15.
49 Advanced Features — Photography Taking pictures using self-timer ( * SELF-TIMER) Available Photography modes: a , H , , , . , 8 , s ( ➝ p.40) Use this menu in situations where the photo grapher is included in the shot. When selecting the self-timer setting, the self-timer i con appears on the LCD monitor.
50 Photography Menu Operation 2 Taking pictures in s elected time 8 A countdown appears on the LCD monitor indi cating the time remaining until t he picture is taken. A picture is taken after the self-timer lamp changes from lit to b linking (only blinks with the 2-second self- timer).
51 Advanced Features — Photography Specifying sen sitivity set ting ( S ISO) Available Photography modes: a , H , , , . , 8 , s ( ➝ p.40) Use this menu to specify requir ed sensitivity setting of t he ambient light a round the subject. The larger value of the sensitivity, the hig her sensitivity is obtained.
52 Photography Menu Operation Adjusting exposure compensation ( S EXP. COMPENSATION) Available Photography mode: s ( ➝ p.40) Use this menu for shots to get the correct brig htness (exposure), such as shots with extremely high contrast between the subject and the backgrou nd.
53 Advanced Features — Photography Adjusting color bala nce ( T WB) Available Photography mode: s ( ➝ p.40) Adjust the color balance based on whit e to suit the color of the ambient light aroun d the subject.
54 u How to Specify Print Options (DPOF) DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format and refers to a format that is used for recording printing specifications for images shot using a digital camera on me dia such as an xD-Picture Card . The recorded specifications in clude information on which frames a re to be printed.
55 Advanced Features — Playback u DPOF Set Frame Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) Selecting WITH DATE, E appears on the LCD monitor and the date will be imprinted on your prints. You can specify the image, number of prints, with or wi thout date of printing with a DPOF-compatible prin ter.
56 u DPOF Set Frame Canceling DPOF setting A Press MENU/OK to display th e Playback menu on the LCD monitor. B Select u DPOF in the menu. C Press n or o to select WITH DATE or WITHOUT DATE. D Press p or q to select the frame (file) with the DPOF setting you want to cancel.
57 Advanced Features — Playback To cancel all DPOF settings: Select RESET ALL in the Playback menu ( ➝ p.55). DPOF ALL RESET Press MENU/OK. u appears on the LCD monitor during playback when the image has specified DPOF settings. RESET DPOF OK? 100-0001 YES CANCEL 100-0001 10:00 AM 1/24/2006 Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.
58 i Protecting Images Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) To protect or unprotect only the selected fr ame (file): Use this mode to prevent frames (f iles) from being accidentally erased. Your camera calls images “frames”. A Press ME NU/OK to display the Playback menu on the LCD monitor.
59 Advanced Features — Playback SET ALL Press MENU/OK to protec t all the frames (files) . RESET ALL Press MENU/OK to unprotect all the frames (files) .
60 g Automatic Playback Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) Use this mode to play back photographed images continuo usly. You can select playback interval and type of image transition. A Press ME NU/OK to display the Playback menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select g PLAYBACK.
61 Advanced Features — Playback V Exchanging Data Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) Selecting CO PY It is possible to transfer saved ima ges between the internal m emory and an xD-Picture Card . Your camera calls images “frames”. A Press ME NU/OK to display the Playback menu on the LCD monitor.
62 V Exchanging Data Exchanging one frame at a time (FRAME) A Press n or o to select FRAME. B Press MENU/OK. C Press p or q to select the copying flame (file). D Press MENU/ OK to copy the currently displayed fra me (file). To copy another frame (file), repeat steps C and D .
63 Advanced Features — Playback Y Trimming Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) 1 Select the menu. 2 Specify trimming part of im age. Press DISP/BACK to return to single-frame playback. Use this mode to trim the required part of the photographed image.
64 Y Trimming 3 Record the image. Check the saved image size and press MENU/OK. The trimmed image is added as a separate file in the fina l frame. TRIMMING REC CANCEL 0. 3 M REC OK? • A saved image size varies depending on the zoom scale of step 2 .
65 Advanced Features — Movie r Recording Movies 1 Set the camera to r Movie mode. Z Zooming the image You must zoom befo rehand as you cannot zoom during recording. Use this mode to record movies. A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor.
66 r Recording Movies 2 Record movies. Press the shutter button down fully to start reco rding. During recording, l REC and a counter that shows t he remaining time appear on the LCD monitor. There is no need to hold down the shutter button during recording.
67 Advanced Features — Movie Changing movie size Z Quality settings in Movie mode $ (320 × 240 pixels): For better qual ity # (160 × 120 pixels): To record longer movies Z Recording times per xD-P.
68 w Playing Back Movies Using w Playback mode ( ➝ p.33) Z Playing back movies A Press p or q to select the movie file. r appears on the LCD monitor. B Press o to begin playing back movie. Control Description Playback Playback begins. Playback stops when the end of the movie is reached.
69 Settings Adjusting LCD Monitor Brightness A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select U OPTION. C Press n or o to select j LCD. D Press MENU/OK to confirm the setting. OPTION LCD SET -UP E Press p or q to adjust the LCD monitor brightness.
70 U SET-UP Using the SET-UP menu 1 Display the SET-UP menu. 2 Change the setting. A Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press p or q to select U OPTION. C Press n or o to select SET-UP. D Press ME NU/OK to display the SET-UP menu.
71 Settings SET-UP menu option Setting Display Factory default Explanation Page 1 IMAGE DISP. ON/OFF ON Specifies whether an image checking screen (photography result) appears after taking a picture. The image is displayed for a few moments and t hen recorded.
72 U SET-UP 3 DATE/TIME SET – Corrects the date or time. 24 TIME DIFFERENCE SET – Specifies the time difference settings. 76 ENGLISH Specifies the language used for LCD monitor display. 25 USB MODE SET – @ DSC Provides a simple way to read images from an xD- Picture Card or internal memory and store images onto an xD-Picture Card .
73 Settings Use this function to specify whether fra me numbers are assigned consecutively f rom previous numbers or begin again. FRAME NO. * Formatted xD-Picture Card or internal memory used for both A and B. CONT. : Pictures are stored begi nning from the hig hest file number stored on the last xD-Picture Card or internal memory used.
74 U SET-UP Use this function to shoot enla rged images than maximum optical zoom scale. Zoom bar display DIGITAL ZOOM N 12 Zoom bar Digital zoom OF F Digital zo om ON Optical zoom: 3× Optical zoom: 3× * FinePix A500 Digital zoom: approx. 5.2× * • Opt ical zoom focal length * Approx.
75 Settings When this function is active and the camera remai ns unused for 2 or 5 minutes, it turns camera off. Use this function when you want to get the maximum possible running time from your bat teries. The LCD monitor darkens when camer a is not used for 10 seconds.
76 U SET-UP Use this function when trav eling to destinations in different time zones. This functio n sets a time difference relative to the date a nd time currently set . When this setting is enabled, the specified time difference is applied when pictures are taken.
77 Settings 3 Set time difference. A Press p or q to select +/–, hour, and minute. B Press n or o to change the setting. C Always press MENU/OK after the settings are completed.
78 Connecting to a TV When connecting to a TV, images c an be displayed on wider screen. Us ing Automa tic playback function ( ➝ p.60) together, you can have fun with folks. Plug the Video cable (included) into the VIDEO OUT (Video output) socket of the camera.
79 Camera Connection Connecting Camera Directly to Printer — PictBridge Function Before connectin g to a printer When a printer that supports Pict Bridge is available, images c an be printed by co nnecting the camera directly to the PictBridge- compatible printer without a PC.
80 Connecting Camera Directly to Printer — PictBridge Functi on Connecting to a printer A Connect the camera to your printer using the USB cable (mini-B). B Connect the camera to a print er before turning the printer on. Press w for a bout 1 second to turn the camera on.
81 Camera Connection Specifying images fo r printing without DPOF (PRIN T WITH DATE / PRINT WITHOUT DATE) A Press p or q to display the frame (file) for specifying PRINT setting. B Press n or o to set a value. Up to 99 sheets are printed. To specify more PRINT settings, r epeat steps A and B .
82 Connecting Camera Directly to Printer — PictBridge Functi on Printing with DPOF setting ( u PRINT DPOF) A Press DISP/BACK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. B Press n or o to select u PRINT DPOF. C Press ME NU/OK to display the confirm setting.
83 Camera Connection Press DISP/BACK to cancel the printing. Depending on the printer, the printing may not be canceled immediately or printing may stop midway through. When printing stops midway, briefly turn the camera off and then on again. Disconnecting the printer A Check that “PRINTING” is not displayed on the camera’s screen.
84 Installation on a Windows PC To run this software, you must have the hardware and soft ware descri bed below. Check you r system before you b egin the installation. * 1 Models with one of the above operat ing systems pre-installed. * 2 When you install the software, login using a syst em administrator account (e.
85 Software Installation Z Recommended system Operating System Windows XP CPU 2 GHz Pentium 4 or better recommended RAM 512 MB or better recommended Hard disk space 2 GB or better Display 1024 × 768 pixels or better, Highest (32 bit) Internet connection Broadband (ADSL, FTTH, CATV, etc.
86 Installation on a Windows PC Do not connect the camera to your PC until the software installation is completed. 1 Install FinePixViewer as instructed in the Quick start guide. 2 Install DirectX as directed by the on-screen instructions and then restart your PC.
87 Software Installation Installation on a Mac OS X Z Hardware and software requir ements To run this software, you must have the hardware and soft ware descri bed below. Check you r system before you b egin the installation. * 1 Models with a USB port as a standard feat ure * 2 This software does n ot support QuickTime 7.
88 Installation on a Mac OS X 1 Turn your Macintosh on and start up Mac OS X. Do not launch any other appl ications. 2 When the bundled CD-ROM is loa ded into the CD-ROM drive, the “FinePix” icon appears. Double-click the “F inePix” icon to open the “FinePix” volume window.
89 Software Installation 9 The “FinePixViewer installation completed” message dialog appears. Then c lick exit button and c lose it. 10 Launch “Image Capture” from the “Applications” folder. 11 Change the Image Cap ture settings. Select “Preferences.
90 Connecting to a PC By connecting the camera to a PC, your system c an be expa nded to fill a wide range of uses. Using “FinePixViewer” performs images sa ving, browsing and file management etc. If the power cuts out during data transmission, the data will not be transmitted correctly.
91 Software Installation I Set a PC Windows 98 / 98 SE / Me / 2000 Professional / Macintosh • FinePixViewer automatically st arts up and the Save Image Wizard window (Save Image dial og box) appears. Follow the instructio ns provided on screen to save the images.
92 Connecting to a PC Windows XP A The “Found New Hardware” help message appears in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This message will close when the settin gs are completed. No action is required. B Specify the setting s in the “AutoPlay” dialog box.
93 Software Installation When the “It is now safe to disconnect the camer a” message appears, click th e [OK] button and disconnect the camera. Macintosh Once the imag e has been saved, the window below appears. To disconnect the ca mera, click the [OK] button.
94 Connecting to a PC Only perform this operat ion when you no longer require the installed software or when the so ftware was not installed correctly. Windows A Check that the camera is not connected to the PC. B Quit all currently r unning applications.
95 Appendices System Expansion Option By using FinePix A400 / FinePix A500 together with oth er optional FUJIFILM products, your system can be expanded to fill a wide range of uses.
96 Accessories Guide Visit the FUJIFILM web site for the late st information on camera accessories. http://home.fujifilm.com/p roducts/digital/index.html • xD-Picture Card Use the following xD-Pictu.
97 Appendices • Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1 The DPC-R1 provides a quick and easy way to transfer images back and forth between your PC and an image memory card ( xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia). The DPC-R1 uses the USB interface for high- speed file transfer.
98 Using Your Camera Correctly Z Places to Avoid Do not store or use the camera in the fo llowing types of locations: • In the rain or in very humid, dirty, or dusty places • In direct sunlight or.
99 Appendices Power Supply and Batteries Applicable Batteries • In the camera, use AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH (nickel- metal hydride) re chargeable ba tteries.
100 Power Supply and Batter ies Using the AA-size Ni-MH batteries correctly • As a power source in digital cameras, AA-size Ni-MH batteries (referred to her eafter as Ni-MH batteries) are superior to alkaline batte ries in several ways, such as allowing more shots to be taken with the camera.
101 Appendices Discharging rechar geable batteries The Discharging rechargeable batt eries function can only be used with Ni-MH batteries. The Discharging rechargeabl e batteries functi on should not be used with alkaline batteries as it will completely drain the battery charge.
102 Power Supply and Batter ies To discharge rechargeable batteries: A Press w for about 1 second to turn the camera on. B Press ME NU/OK to display the menu on the LCD monitor. C Press p or q to select U OPTION. D Press n or o to select SET-UP. E Press ME NU/OK to display the SET-UP menu.
103 Appendices Notes on the xD-Picture C ard ™ and the Internal Memory Z Image Memory Card • This Image Memory Card is a new image recording media ( xD-Picture Card ) developed for digital cameras. The Image Memory Card consists of a semiconductor memory (NAND-type fl ash memory) to record digital image data.
104 Notes on the xD-Picture Card ™ and the Intern al Memory •T h e xD-Picture Card may feel warm when it is removed from the camera after taki ng pictures. This is normal. • Do not put labels on the xD-Picture Card . Peeling labels can cause the camera not to work properly.
105 Appendices Warning Displays The table below lists the warnings t hat are displayed on the LCD monitor. Warning Displayed Expla nation Remedy C (Lit red) V (Blinking red) The batteries are low or completely out of charge. Load new or fully charged batteries.
106 Warning Displays CARD FULL MEMORY FULL Y MEMORY FULL The internal memory or xD-Picture Card is full. Erase some images in internal memory or xD- Picture Card ( ➝ p.
107 Appendices NO IMAGE Y NO IMAGE An attempt was made to transfer images from the xD-Picture card or internal memory that memory was empty. It is impossible to copy. ` CAN NOT TRIM An attempt was made to trim a 0.3M image. Th e image cannot be trimmed.
108 Warning Displays CANNOT BE PRINTED Displayed for PictBridge. • Refer to the user manual for the printer being used and check whether the printer supports the JFIF- JPEG or Exif-JPEG image format. If not, the printer cannot print the images. • Movie images cannot be p rinted.
109 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Z Getting read y Z Setting menu etc. Matters Problems Possible causes Solutions Page Batteries and power supply Nothing happens when pressing POWER. The batteries have run out. Load new or fully charged batteries. 15, 17, 99 The batteries are loaded backward.
110 Troubleshooting Z Shooting Matters Problems Possible causes Solutions Page Basic operations No photograph is taken when pressing the shutter button. The xD-Picture Card or internal memory is full. Insert a new xD-Picture Card or erase some unnecessary frames.
111 Troubleshooting Z Shooting Matters Problems Possible causes Solutions Page Flash Cannot use the flash. The shutter button was pressed while the flash was charging. Wait until the charging is completed before pressing the shutter button. 44 The Shooting mode is set to , .
112 Troubleshooting Z Playing back Z Connecting Matters Problems Possible causes Solutions Page Erasing Erasing FRAME does not erase the frame. Some frames may be protected. Unprotect frames using the camera on which the protection was first applied. 58 Erasing ALL FRAMES does not erase all the frames.
113 Troubleshooting Z Others Connecting to PC PC does not recognize the camera. The USB cable (mini-B) is not correctly connected to the PC or camera. Set up the camera, and connect the USB cable (mini-B) correctly. 90 < PICTBRIDGE is selected in L USB MODE in the SET-UP menu.
114 Specifications System Model Digital camera FinePix A400 / FinePix A500 Effective pixels 4.1 million pixels (FinePix A400) / 5.1 million pixels (FinePix A500) CCD 1/2.5-inch Super CCD HR Storage media Internal memory (approx. 12 MB) / xD-Picture Card (16/32/64/128/25 6/512 MB/1 GB) File format Still image: DCF-compliant Compressed: Exif ver.
115 Exposure compensation –2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV-ste p increments ( s ) Shutter speed 2 sec. to 1/15 00 sec. (depend on Exposure mode) Focus Mode: Auto focus AF system: TTL contrast-type AF frame .
116 Specifications Input/Output Terminal VIDEO OUT (Visual output) NTSC/PAL-type Digital input/output USB DC input socket AC Power Adapter AC-3VX (sold separately) Power Supply and Others Power supply.
117 Z Standard number of available frames/recording time per xD-Picture Card and internal memory (FinePix A400) The number of available frames, recording ti me or file size va ries slightly depending on the su bjects photo graphed.
118 Specifications Z Standard number of available frames/recording time per xD-Picture Card and internal memory (FinePix A500) The number of available frames, recording ti me or file size va ries slightly depending on the su bjects photo graphed.
119 If you shoot using the xD-Picture Card s with model numbers containing “M” such as D PC- M1GB, movie recording time may be reduced if you repeatedly record and erase (frame erase) image files. In such a cas e, erase all frames or format the picture ca rd before use.
120 Explanation of Terms Deactivated batteries Leaving an Ni-MH battery unused in stor age for a long period may caus e a rise in the level of substances th at inhibit current flow inside the battery and result in a dormant battery. A batte ry in this state is referred to as deactivat ed.
121 FUJIFILM Digital Camera Worldwide Network If you have techni cal questions or if you need re pair service, ask the following local distributor. Please present the warranty card and your purchas e receipt when you ask for repairs. R efer to the warran ty card for cond itions of the warrant y.
122 FUJIFILM Digital Camera Worl dwide Network Ecuador Importaciones Espa cri Cia. Ltda. Technical support & Repair service Simón Boliv ar 5-69 y Hno. Miguel - Cuen ca TEL +593 783 55 26 FAX +593 78 3 3157 portiz@ fujifilm.com.ec Mexico Fujifilm de Mexico, S.
123 Cyprus PMS IMAGING LTD Technical support & Repair service 11, Dighenis Akritas Avenue , P.O.BOX 22315, 1586 Nicosia TEL 35722746 746 FAX 357224 38209 mariosa shiotis@fuj ifilm.
124 FUJIFILM Digital Camera Worl dwide Network Lithuania Fujifilm Lithuania Technical support & Repair service Gerosios Vilt ies str. 38, L T-03143 Vilniu s, Lithuani a TEL 370-5-2 130121 FAX 370 5-5-213406 6 info@fujif ilm.lt Malta Ciancio (1913) Co.
125 Spain Fujifilm España S.A. Technical support Aragón 180 , 08011 Barc elona (Espa ña) TEL 90201253 5 FAX 93451590 0 / 933230330 info@fujifil m.es Repair servi ce Aragón 180, 08011 B arcelona (E spaña) TEL 93451151 5 FAX 93451590 0 / 933230330 tallersat@fuji film.
126 FUJIFILM Digital Camera Worl dwide Network Saudi Arabia Emam Distribution Co. Ltd. Technical support P.O. Box 1716, Jeddah 21441, Sau di Arabia TEL 96626978 756 FAX 96626917 036 service@f ujifilm.com.sa Syria Film Trading Company Technical support Al-Shahbanda r P.
127 ASIA Hong Kong Fuji Photo Products Co., Ltd. Technical support & Repair service 8/F.,TSUEN WAN IND. CE NTRE, 220 TEXACO RD., TSUEN WAN, HONG KONG TEL (852)2406 3287 FAX (852) 2408 3130 rsd@ch inahkphoto.com.h k Indonesia PT Modern Photo Tbk Technical support & Repair service Jl.
128 Safety Notes • Make sure that you use your FinePix A400 / FinePix A500 camera correctly. Read these Saf ety Notes and your Owner’s Manual carefully bef ore use.
129 Do not change, heat or unduly twist or pull the connection cord and do not place heavy objects on the connection cord. These actions could damage the cord and cause a fire or electric shock. • If the cord is damaged, con tact your FUJIFILM dealer.
130 Safety Notes When discarding or storing batteries, cover the battery terminals with insulation tape. Contact with other metallic objects or batteries could cause the b atteries to ignite or burst. Keep xD-Picture Cards out of the reach of small children.
131 When you are cleaning the camera or you do not plan to use the camera for an extended period, remove the batteries and disconnect and unplug the AC power adapter. Failure to do so can cause a fire or electric shock. When charging ends, unplug the charger from the power socket.
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