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  DC5500

User Manual

 


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Do not leave the camera in places where the temperature may raise significantly, such as inside
a car. This might adversely affect the case or the parts inside, resulting in fire.

Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eye. This might cause damage to the person’s eyesight.

Do not subject the LCD screen to impact. This might damage the glass on the screen or cause
the internal fluid to leak. If the internal fluid comes into contact with your body or clothes, rinse
with fresh water. If the fluid entered your eyes, consult a physician immediately after rinsing.

Do not wrap the camera or place it in cloth or blankets. This might cause heat to build up and
deform the case, resulting in fire. Use the camera in a well-ventilated place.

Do not remove the battery immediately after long period of continuous use. The battery
becomes hot during use. Touching a hot battery might cause burns.

A digital camera is a high precision electrical and optical instrument. Do not drop it, strike it or
use excessive force when handling. This might cause malfunction to the camera.

Do not use the camera in humid, steamy, smoky, or dusty environments. This might cause fire
or electric shock.

Before you move the camera, disconnect cords and cables. Failure to do this might damage
cord and cables, resulting in fire and electric shock.

Handling the USB on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical know to the State of
California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Please always download the stored images to your PC soon after images captured.

When camera is not in your native language, enter SETUP and look for      icon and switch to
you preferred operating language.

Thank you for purchasing this product. Please read this User Manual carefully
before use. Keep this Manual for future reference.

CAUTIONS

 


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Use only 1.5V AAA Alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Don’t use any other type of

Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are recommended. To maximize performance and lifetime, we
recommend that you fully charge the batteries and discharge them for at least one complete
cycle before use.

Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period of time.

To keep Rechargeable batteries at optimal conditions, do not recharge before fully drained.

If you will not be using the batteries for an extended period of time, remove them from the
camera to prevent leakage or corrosion, and don’t dispose them in fire.

Never use batteries of different types (together) or mix old and new batteries.

NOTES ON BATTERY USAGE

The batteries may leak and cause a fire, injury or soiling of the battery compartment. If the
batteries leak, clean and wipe the battery compartment carefully and install new batteries. Wash
your hands carefully if you touch the battery fluid.

Avoid using batteries in extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten the
battery life and reduce digital camera performance. Low temperature will adversely affect
alkaline battery performance.

When batteries are removed, internal memory will only last for approximately 3 minutes. To
avoid lost of records, please replace batteries swiftly.

Card Preference:

When External Memory Card is inserted, the images will automatically be stored on the Memory
Card in preference to the Internal Memory and records stored in Internal Memory will not be
accessible until the External Memory Card is removed.

During charging the flash, the SHUTTER button is locked.

Internal Memory vs External Memory Card

About FLASH Photography

The built-in flash has a maximum effective range of 2 meters and it is not meant to be used in
very dark environments.

The flash works best as complementary light source for capturing images under shades, dim
room lights or shooting against moderate light source.

When using the flash, avoid shooting directly against strong light source. It may cause
extremely abnormal exposures.

Do not fire the flash close to anyone’s eye.
Screen will turn black for 5 to 8 seconds while charging for the flash.
When battery level is low, Camera will beep and refuse to charge the flash. However, other
functions can still be performed until battery is fully drained.

The product includes approximately 16 MB of “built-in” internal storage memory. You may wish
to expand the memory capacity of your camera using a SD memory card.

 


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4.6

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Capturing Video Clips

TV Playback

Mass Storage

Playback Mode

Setup

Contents

Body & Buttons

Inserting a Memory Card

Preparations for use

Mains Functions

Capturing Still Images

Driver Installation

Specifications

Maintenance

Playback Options

Display Icons

Loading the Batteries

Physical Features

Still Image Settings

Video Clip Settings

Thumbnail Browsing

PC Camera

 


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Press the card gently into the slot, it will “click” into place

 Inserting a Memory Card

Always set USB mode according to your need BEFORE connecting to PC.
(See 

3.9 PC Cam

 & 

3.10 Mass Storage

 on P.13)

Insert a SD card into the slot in the indicated direction

Preparation For Use

Your Camera will be recognized as PC Cam or Mass Storage by your PC next time you
connect it via the USB cable provided  (see 

4 SETUP

 on P.13).

Double click "XXX" file and installation will start automatically.
Click "Complete" bottom in pop-up dialogue box to finish installation.

 Loading Batteries

To remove a memory card press gently on the edge of the card to eject

Open the Battery Cover as shown

Load 3 AAA batteries with correct polarity as indicated inside Battery Cover “+ - +”

Open the Battery Cover as shown

Insert CD provided.

ALWAYS install driver BEFORE connecting to your PC for the first time.

Driver Installation

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Windows

 is a trademark of Microsoft Corp.

Contact pins first and label side facing LCD display

To use PC CAM function in any version of Windows*, you must install the
correct driver provided.
To use MASS STORAGE function, driver is needed for Windows* 98 SE. No
driver needed for Windows* ME, 2000, NT & XP.

Both PC CAM and MASS STORAGE functions are supported by
Windows* 98 SE and later versions of Windows*.

 


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1 Battery Meter:
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4 Date:
5 Time:
6 Memory Meter:

    SD Card         Internal Memoery

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7 Number of images remaining (estimated according to current settings) 
8 Still Image Resolutions:
9 Burst Capture:

    3 Frames continuous capture

10 Self-timer:

    10,15,20 seconds self-timer

11 Flash Modes:

    Flash off        Auto          OFF   

12 Video Clip Resolutions:

QVGA 320x240

VGA 640x480

Press RIGHT button at STILL CAMERA & VIDEO CAMERA Modes to switch DISPLAY modes:

Normal >> Image Only >> Display Off

HH:MM

MM/DD/YYYY

Dim Light Warning:      Hold steady AFTER capturing to avoid blurry images

Body

Display Icons

White area shows space available in Memory

      Full battery          Low battery

      STILL CAMERA          VIDEO Camera

Physical Features

BY PRESSING LEFT BUTTON ON SILVER CIRCULAR SWITCH

 


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1 At STILL CAMERA Mode, press MENU button to enter Still Camera menu

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5 White Balance:

 

      Auto         Sunny         Cloudy

       Tungsten        Fluorscent1         Fluorscent2

6 Burst Capture:

       Single            3 Frames continuous capture

7 Self Timer:

       Off       10       15       20 seconds

8 Time Stamp:

 

      Off          Date Only

 

       Date & Time

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RIGHT

RIGHT

-2 to +2 step 0.5   (+EV brightens -EV darkens)

Still Camera Menu

- - - - - -

POWER

- - - - - -

MENU

UP

DOWN

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Enter Menu / Exit

SETUP

- - - - - -

Exposure:

Button

Definition

FUNCTION SWITCH

Slide to Middle

Resolution:

SHUTTER

FUNCTION SWITCH

Slide to Middle

UP

DOWN

ZOOM out

ZOOM in

SHUTTER

POWER

MENU

SETUP

- - - - - -

Enter Menu / Exit

- - - - - -

UP

LEFT

LEFT

Definition

Capture

Flash Mode Switch

Display Mode Switch

Related Buttons & Definitions

 Capturing Still Images

RIGHT

Still Image Settings

Simply EXIT menu to confirm your selections

Main Functions

Slide FUNCTION switch to the middle
Related Buttons & Definitions

Button

Still Camera Mode

 


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1 At VIDEO CAMERA Mode, press MENU button to enter Video Camera menu
2 Related Buttons & Definitions

NOTE:

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      QVGA 320x240

      VGA 640x480

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Main Functions

Resolution:

Enter Menu / Exit

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POWER

- - - - - -

Button

Definition

Video Camera Mode

Slide to Right

SHUTTER

SETUP

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LEFT

Flash Mode Switch

MENU

 Capturing Video Clips

Video Camera Menu

Button

Definition

FUNCTION SWITCH

Slide to Right

(See 

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 on P.8)

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DOWN

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LEFT

Start / Stop Capture

Slide FUNCTION switch to the Right

ZOOM out

- - - - - -

Related Buttons & Definitions

UP

ZOOM in

FUNCTION SWITCH

DOWN

Video Clip Settings

RIGHT

Display Mode Switch

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LEFT

RIGHT

SHUTTER

- - - - - -

SETUP

POWER

There is no need to press any other buttons to confirm your selections. Simply
press MENU button to exit when finish selecting.

MENU

Enter Menu / Exit

(See 

3.2-4 Capturing Still Images

 on P.8)

Exposure:

 


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VIDEO CLIPS

Playback Toolbar RIGHT

Playback Toolbar LEFT

3 Display Icons

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Use UP button to move RIGHT along the Playback Toolbar

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Use DOWN button to move LEFT along the Playback Toolbar

Main Functions

Button

Definition

Playback Mode

FUNCTION SWITCH

Slide to Left

SHUTTER

Playback Mode

Slide FUNCTION switch to the left

RIGHT

Enter Menu / Exit

While loading record, the        icon will appear

Enter THUMBNAIL Mode

POWER

UP

ZOOM in

Enter MODE menu

Record Type

IMAGES

MENU

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MODE

Next Record

DOWN

ZOOM out

LEFT

Previous Record

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3 Slide Show:

Records will be playback automatically in loop

4 Delete Record:

Press SHUTTER button twice to confirm delete

5 Delete ALL:

Press SHUTTER button twice to confirm delete

6 Lock / Unlock:

Locked Records cannot be deleted

7 Print Stamp:

DROF function

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Main Functions

Thumbnail Mode

Button

Definition

Button

FUNCTION SWITCH

Definition

Slide to Left

SHUTTER

POWER

CONFIRM OK

- - - - - -

MENU

Enter Menu / Exit

- - - - - -

UP

UP

RIGHT

RIGHT

Playback Menu

FUNCTION SWITCH

Slide to Left

DOWN

DOWN

LEFT

LEFT

SETUP

At Playback Mode, press SHUTTER butter to enter Thumbnail Mode
Related Buttons & Definitions

RIGHT

RIGHT

POWER

- - - - - -

UP

DOWN

DOWN

LEFT

LEFT

MENU

At Playback Mode, press MENU button to enter Playback Menu

Thumbnail Mode

Enter Menu / Exit

SETUP

- - - - - -

SHUTTER

Select to View

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4 Set your TV set to AV input mode
4 Playback records on TV as in Camera's PLAYBACK mode

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NOTE: No drivers needed for Windows ME, NT, 2000 & XP

2 Enter SETUP (See 

4 SETUP

 on P.14) and set USB mode to "MASS STORAGE"

3 Connect Camera to PC via USB cable provided

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 on P.14) and set USB mode to "PC CAMERA"

3 Connect Camera to PC via USB cable provided

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If your PC did not ask for a driver, it has been recognized successfully.

4 Run the relevant third-party software to capture video with Camera

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Slide FUNCTION switch left to PLAYBACK Mode

Main Functions

If the CAMERA failed to show up in "My Computer", right click "My Computer"
and check "Hardware Management"  (        icon means bad connection).

In case of bad connection, remove and re-connect, or restart computer.

If your PC did not ask for a driver, it has been recognized successfully.

Choose "STK016 Camera" as capture hardware

In case of bad connection, remove and re-connect, or restart computer.

If the CAMERA failed to perform as a PC CAM, right click "My Computer" and
check "Hardware Management"  (        icon means bad connection).

If connection is normal, consult third-party software developer.

Enter SETUP menu and adjust TV System (PAL or NTSC) according to your domestic
specifications

To use this function, you need to install proper third-party software of your choice on your
PC. The USB cable will provide the power supply needed during use and it is
recommended that the batteries be removed.
Install driver 

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 (See 

5 Driver Installation

 on P.14)

Install driver 

once

 (See 

5 Driver Installation

 on P.14)

Mass Storage

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English, François, Espanol

5 Format Storage:   Re-format SD Card
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NTSC or PAL

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PC CAM or MASS STORAGE

8 Auto Power Off:
9 Light Frequency:  50Hz (Most 220V+ countries) or 60Hz (Most 110V+ countries)

10 Default Setting:   To return to original status of manufactory
11 System info: 

Manufacturer's stamp of production

Note: When Camera is turned off, default settings will automatically be restored except:

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Resolutions, Date & Time, Language, TV System, USB Mode, Auto Power Off, Light
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Maintenance

Clean the lens and LCD with damp cloth if needed.

SETUP

Enter / Exit SETUP

UP

FUNCTION SWITCH

- - - - - -

SHUTTER

OK

POWER

- - - - - -

MENU

Cancel

Related Buttons & Definitions

RIGHT

RIGHT

DOWN

DOWN

LEFT

LEFT

Date and Time Setting : 

TV System:
USB modes:

SETUP Menu

Button

Definition

1, 3 or 5 Minutes

Battery leakage WILL cause fatal damage to Camera.

Avoid scratching the Lens at all times. It will cause permanent damage to image
quality.

Remove all batteries before you store away Camera for next time of use.

ALWAYS use a wrist strap to avoid dropping the camera.

UP

Press SETUP button

SETUP

 


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2048 x 1536

3M

2272 x 1712

4M

Interpolation

2560 x 1920

5M

Interpolation

320 x 240

Video only

640 x 480

Video only

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Weight

PC Systems required

Optical view amplification factor 

Optical field of view 

Dimensions

F/2.8

52°

>75% of actual shoot

88 x 60 x 30.5mm

Guide Number 

Flash charge time 

1.2m  ~  

5 ~ 8 seconds

9.8mm 

Aperture 

Angle of view 

View range 

Focus 

Self-timer 

Shutter speed 

2560 x 1920

Equivalent sensitivity 

2048 x 1536

Color depth of still images 

Zoom 

Video Clip resolutions

Image resolutions

Maximum output pixels

Effective pixels 

Specifications

98SE, ME, 2000, NT, XP

84 g

24 bits 

ISO100  ~  400

1/10  ~  1/1000

10, 15, 20  seconds

GN4

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