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Cobra Digital DC360 User Manual

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Category: Digital Camera
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Contents

Profile       

                1      

Overview

                1  

Product Package Contents

                1 

System Requirements

                1

To know Digital Camera

   1      

Install Battery

   2

Software Installation

   3

Taking Photos

   4

Camera Functions Control

   5

Download Photos

   7

PC Camera Functions

   9

Browse Live                                                         9
Video Conference

               10

Appendix1: Specifications

  11

Appendix2: Answers of frequent asked

  11

“PhotoImpression and Funhouse” User’s Manual   14

 


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Profile

                                                                                              

  

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Overview

Thank you for purchasing the digital camera. It not only can take photos but also 
has the built-in PC camera functions. This camera is equipped with 8MB SDRAM: 
if you want the photos in the camera to be downloaded to your computer, you are 
only required to connect the USB cable to your computer and your camera; It is 
also possible to use the built-in PC camera to hold a video conference via the 
internet, enabling you to have a face to face online conversation with others. 

Product Package Contents   

*Digital Camera         *User’s Manual       

     

   

*Software CD             *USB Connector Cable  

System Requirement

Microsoft win98 Edition II/2000/ME/XP operation system

125MB or above free hard disk space, 32MB or more RAM

Color Monitor (Suggest at least 800*600 24 bit or above)

Available USB port and CD-ROM

To Know Digital Camera

A.

Viewfinder 

B.

Indicator light

C.

Flashing Selection Button

D.

Start/Shutter Button

E.

Hanging Strap Hole

F.

LCD 

 


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G.

Delete Button

H.

Function Button

I.

Battery Box

J.

Flash Lamp

K.

Lens

L.

USB Port

Install Battery                                                                                        

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1.Open the battery box.  
2.  Load the batteries correctly: when you load the batteries, please place two AA
battery according to the pole directions for batteries on the battery box.
3.Close the battery box cover. 

Note:
1.

When you use the USB cable to connect the camera with a computer, is 
unnecessary to use the batteries because the camera use the power 
provided by the computer through the USB interface.

2.

Before you use the PC camera functions, please download all photos in the 
camera to your computer, which will avoid pictures missing

3.      Please pay attention to that the reasonable distance between you eyes and 
viewfinder is about 30cm.

 


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Warning

1.

Don’t open the battery box at will, and the power cut will cause the 
photos in the camera missing.

2.

If you don’t use the camera for a long time, please take out of the 
batteries for fear of the discharging or corrosion of the batteries.

3.

Please don’t put the battery into fire for fear of explosion to cause. 

Automatically enter the energy saving status
In  order  to  save  the  energies  of  batteries,  if  the  camera  is  not  used  in  60s,  the 
camera will auto enter into the energy saving status.

Software Installation                                                                          

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Please do not connect camera to PC while installing the software 

drivers.

Please DRIVER DISK CD into CD-ROM tray, the dialog box will appear as 

follows:

1. Install PhotoImpression  
2. Install Funhouse   
3. Install Driver 
4. Browse Contents of CD-ROM  
5.Exit  

You are required to install each application and camera driver. Install 

PhotoImpression Software, Funhouse Software & Install Driver.
After installation you may browse the CD or Exit.

 


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Note: For detailed instruction on PhotoImpression and Funhouse software, please 
refer to separate instructions enclosed.

If the auto installation fails, you must install them manually.

1.

Place the DRIVER DISK CD into the CD-ROM driver

2.

Enter E:\autorun.exe (If E is your CD-ROM letter) 

3.

Follow the directions of the installation wizard.

Taking photos                                                                                       

 1

Please be sure batteries installed are fresh before using the camera to take 
photos.
1.

Load  the  batteries. 

Hold  down  the  Start/Shutter  Button  for  5  seconds 

and  the  camera  will  give  out  a  “beep”  sound  indicating  the  camera  is  ON. 

Hi

000” will display in the LCD.

2.

Use  the  optical  viewfinder  to  view  and  frame  your  subject  prior  to  taking 
photograph.

3.

Hold the camera steadily, and press the shutter button to take photos.

4.

When  you  hear  the  buzzer  beeps  once,  which  indicates  you  have  already 
taken a photo, and you can go on taking photos.

5.

When  the  camera  is  fully  loaded  with  photos,  if  you  press 

Start/Shutter

button again, the buzzer will give out continuous beeps sound for alarm.

Prompt:

1.

When taking photos, the lower sound indicates the failure of shooting. 

2.

Please hold camera steadily when you are taking photos.

3. The storage of light wills effort the quality of picture.

 


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Camera Functions Control                                                                  

1

Turn on

Press and hold down the Start/Shutter Button for 5 seconds to turn on.

When connecting to a computer using a USB cable, the camera will power on 
automatically.

Using the Flash

Push the flash lamp button to the side close to “ ”, the flash lamp will start to be 
recharged and the indicator will be light up. The flash lamp will be light up when it 
fully recharged. The flash lamp will work if you press shutter.

Continuous shoot

1.

Press Function Button until the “

” is shown on the LCD.

2.

Press the Shutter Button within 5 seconds to continuous shoot. 

Prompt:

1.

During the continuous shooting period, the incorrect exposure will possibly 
appear due to the shortage of rays.

2.

During the continuous shooting period, the operation can be executed under 
QVGA mode.

3.

The photos taken in continuous shoot mode can be downloaded singly.

Delete single photos

1.

Press the

Delete Button

select “

” icon shown on the LCD display.

2.

Press the Shutter Button once within 5 seconds to delete the last photo 
taken. 

Delete all photos

1.

Press the

Delete Button

select “

” icon shown on the LCD display.

 


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2.

Press the Shutter Button once within 5 seconds to delete all the photos 
stored in the camera.

Note:

 If you don’t press shutter button within 5s,the operation of deleting the 

photos in camera will not be executed, and the camera will return to the normal 
working state.

Photo Resolution Selection

Note:

The resolution status will always show on the LCD display in small character.
1.

Press “Function button” to select “Hi” or “Lo” character show on LCD.

2.

 “Hi” means SXGA mode 1280*960 pixels; “Lo” means VGA mode 640*480
pixels.

3.

When you press the “Function Button” once to switch between the “Hi” and 
“Lo” mode. The Hi mode will allow you to take about 26 photos and the Lo 
mode will allow you to take about 104 photos.

Photo Storage

The photo can be taken will vary referring to the resolution and compression ratio. 
The LCD display will always show the status of resolution and the photo number 
has taken unless the Select Button is pressed. The highest storage of photos will 
be:

26 photos --- “Hi” resolution   104 photos --- “Lo” resolution 

Press the Shutter Button to take one photo and the photos taken will be displayed 
as  a  digit  on  the  LCD  display.  Each  consecutive  photo  taken  will  increase  the 
photo number by one digit. As the following:      

Note:

Each time you change the resolution; the number of photo you have taken

will not change.

 


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Nota:

Download Photos                                                                                 

1

    

      

When your photo memory if is at capacity, you may transmit them into your 
computer for viewing storage. Meanwhile, you could use “PhotoImpression 4” to 
edit/print photos.
1.Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your computer. When 
you heard the buzzer beeps once means USB cable connected well.

2. Double-click the “PhotoImpression4” icon that is on your desktop. This will 
launch the “PhotoImpression

TM

 4” program.

1.At the bottom of the screen you will see a menu bar that has 5 selections. 
Please select the labeled “camera/scanner”

2.This will automatically set your source to “

VGA Dual Camera

” and your album 

to “PI Sample”. 

3.  Select the labeled “

” (labeled as “acquire” when you hold the mouse over it).

 


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4.This will start the image acquisition, and will display the picture as a thumbnail in 
the photo holder.

5.Selected the photo you want and click “OK” to magnify it.

 


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PC Camera Functions                                                                           

1

Browse Live

1.

Please  select  (PhotoImpression  4)  in  the  program  library  of 

VGA Dual 

Camera

.

2.

Click [video camera]

, and the dialog box [capture the images from video 

camera] will automatically pop-up.

3.

Functions Introduction
 (1). Sources-

You can set the Brightness. Contrast---- device origin, device set and camera 

control; and please select (Default).

(2). Format-

You can adjust the resolution and the color mode of images; the color mode is 

suggested to select [RGB-24].

(3). Live-

You can browse real-time videos or images.

 


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 (4). Capture-

When you play live videos, click and select this function to acquire the single 

picture and store it in the album.

(5). Done

Finish the PC Camera Functions

Video Conference

The camera can be used as a PC camera to conduct image transmission or hold
online Video conferences, you are only required to:
1.

Use the USB cable to connect the camera and PC

2.

Run the video conference software Microsoft Net Meeting on your computer. 

3.

Input others’ IP address in the address bar and dial 

4.

Select  [Tool]\[Video]\[Accept]  and  [Transfer]  options.  After  others  accepted
your calling, you can hold Video conference.

 


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Appendix1: Specifications                                                                   

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Product Type: Digital Camera 
Electronic Coupling Element: CMOS Sensor 300K Pixels
Image Resolution: 1280*960 Pixels (SXGA)

640*480 Pixels (VGA)

Memory Device: Built-in 
Memory Capacity: 26 pieces (VGA) 104 pieces (QVGA)
Viewfinder: Built-in 

Shutter Speed: 1/6-1/15000 seconds
Shoot Mode: Single/ Continuous /PC Camera

Image Process: Automatic Exposure / Automatic White Balance

Working Voltage: AA1.5V * 2/USB 5V
Transmission Interface: USB 1.1
Working Temperature: 0-40

Operating System: Windows98 Edition II/2000/Me/XP

Appendix2: Answers of frequent asked questions                            

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1.

Q: When I finished  the  standard  software installing processes, but  there  is 
an icon showing “no photos in cameras” after download.

A: First make sure that you’re completed photo token’s step. Then checking 

the total number showing on the camera’s LCD panel. Please also check the USB 
cable is loose or not. If it does not work please do the following steps:
If your O/S (operation system) is Win XP or Win 2000

1

Open  [Device  Manager]  (Select  [My  computer]  on  the  Desktop,  Press  right 

key/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager…)

 


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2

Select [Action]

 [Scan for hardware changes]

If your O/S (operation system) is Win 98 Se or Win Me

3

Press right key/[Refresh]

Apretar right key/[Refresh]

2.

Q:  The  camera  can’t  work  after  connection,  there’s  a  yellow  mark  “!”  
Showing at Device Manager/Imaging devices/

VGA Dual Camera

.

A: Due to the collision of the computer’s peripheral please follow below 

steps:

(1)

Select 

VGA Dual Camera

. in [Device Manager]

(2)

Press  right  key/[Uninstall]  (If  OS  is  Win  98 Se  or  Win  Me,  Press  right 
key/[Remove])

(3)

Un-plug USB cable

(4)

Restart Computer

(5)

Re-plug USB cable

3.

Q:  After  finish  software installation  and  connected  the  camera  to  the 
computer, in device manager there’s “unknown USB device”.
A: Please check your camera was connecting well with your computer, if it is 

connecting well please do the following steps:

(1)

Unload 

“VGA Dual Camera

.

Driver

(2)

Re-install My DSC driver.

 


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4.

Q: Can I connect the camera to the compute when I install the driver?

Puedo conectar la camara al computador cuando yo instalo el arranque??

A: No, please do not connect your camera to computer while you are install 

driver.
5.

Q: Why my camera has no response when I press Mode key or shutter.
A: Please take battery out and reload it.

6.

Q:  There  is  color  spots/  stripes  layers  and  segments  when  I  download my 
photos.

A: This is causing by camera’s internal program loop, the factors might be 

causing by improper or bad batteries. Please turn off all the power (including USB 
cable and batteries), use the new batteries than start the photo download step 
after 10 second.

7.

Q: Why I can’t download my photos or has problem with photo download?

A: Please open dr. and re-download photos, 
dr. will save this problem. Please send this file 
back to your suppliers or customer service team.

 


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“PhotoImpression and Funhouse” User’s Manual

                        

 1

                   

Please follow the four steps below to browse 
“PhotoImpression and Funhouse” User’s Manual 
attached in the CD.

1.Double-click “My Computer” icon 

.

2.Open CD-ROM.

3. Open loose-leaf folder “user’s manual” in the main 
screen of CD-ROM.

4. You can browse “PhotoImpression” or “Funhouse” 
User’s Manual as you wants.

Note: “PhotoImpression” and “Funhouse” User’s 
Manuals are read by Acrobat. If you cannot read 
them, please install Acrobat in your computer 
firstly.