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Cobra DC4330 Digital Camera 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

User’s Guide 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Preface 

Please read this manual carefully before any operation 
 
This Manual covers all proper way of operation of the camera and relevant important notes. We sincerely 
hope that you read this manual carefully so as to operate the camera properly. 20 minutes’ reading may save 
you a lot of time. 
 
Special attention: Taking compatibility of SD/MMC card into consideration, you must carry this camera to 
test the SD/MMC card should you need to buy extra SD/MMC card from thirty parties. Buy SD/MMC card 
that is compliant with this camera only. 
 

A. Working 

condition 

Temperature: 0°~45° 
Relevant humidity: 45%~80% 
Air Pressure: 56Kpa~106Kpa 

B. Security 

Precaution 

 

Please do not attempt any method to modify the camera. Otherwise fire, hurt, electric shock or 
damage to the camera may be caused. 

 

When working under sharp light, do not point the lens straight to sharp light or take a photo, 
otherwise the image sensor component may be damaged. 

 

Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s eyes. Intense light from the flash can 
cause eye damage if it is fired too close to the eyes. This is especially true with young children. 
When using the flash, the camera should be at least one and a half meters from the eyes of the 
subject. 

 

Do not take photos where there is explosive, which may increase the danger of explosion. 

 

Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out of reach of small children to prevent 
accidents. 

 

Keep away from moisture to prevent damage caused by short circuit. 

 

Never load leaking or wet battery into the camera. Any accessory attached to camera should not 
carry water. In case that any liquid goes into the camera, please stop using and power off the 
camera immediately. 

 

Do not touch the camera with wet hands to avoid electric shock. 

 

Operation in high electromagnetic condition is prohibited. 

 

Try not to store the camera for too long time. Battery should be taken off for storage. 

 

Do not place the camera under high temperature (such as well-closed car or under sharp sunlight) 
or under unstable temperature. Exposure to high temperature may do harm to the internal 
components and may cause fire to camera. 

 

Try not to unplug the USB cable when transfer of file is in progress, otherwise data lose may be 
caused. Furthermore, the USB port may be damaged or hang of computer may be caused. 

 

When the camera is working, please place the camera in a closed space because over-heated 
environment may damage the shape of camera or cause fire. 

 

Before putting the camera into package, please make sure that all accessories like cables are 
detached, otherwise damage may be caused to cable, and fire or electric shock may be caused. 

 

We are not responsible for any damage or loss caused by illegal operation. 

 


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C. Special 

Attention: 

a)  Before you can use MP3 player function, please let the camera build a directory of  “MP3”. 

Simply move the function switch to the position of “MP3” when the camera is on. 

b)  You must follow the installation steps of this manual to complete the driver installation. Then 

follow the instruction of “Image downloading” section of this manual to set the driver mode to 
“mass storage”. Please store MP3 files under directory of “MP3” of the mass storage. 
The name of song should be in English or digit, or the name in the LCD might not be readable for 
wrong encoding. (Notes: some non-standard MP3 format might not be playable) 

c)  During camera setting, you have to set the proper driver setting. Please set it to “PC camera” 

mode, and then set it to “mass storage” mode. 
“PC camera” mode is used to set the camera to web cam function; the driver directory in the 
CDROM is either “Driver-dsc\WIN98_WIN2K” or “Driver-dsc\WINME_XP”. You can use the 
web cam function with some video programs, such as Net Meeting, AMCAP. 

d)  The contents of the package and the design of camera are subject to changes without prior 

notices. 

e)  The contents of package might differ for different region. 
f)  We are not responsible for any errors that may appear in this manual 

 

Notes for the CDROM contents 

 
1. 

The CDROM consists of 3 parts: 

a) 

Drivers for camera. They are under directory of Driver-dsc. 

b) 

Manual in English 

c) 

Web cam utilities 

2. Web cam utilities installation: 
Insert the CDROM into driver; a main window will pop up as following figure. Click “Web cam 
utilities” button to install AMCAP program. When the installation is finished, please click “Exit” 
button to close the window. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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Contents 

1. Brief Introduction ……………………………………………………………… 4 

 

Outlook 

 

TFT Screen 

 

Definition of buttons 

 

Storage medium 

2. Preparation before use ………………………………………………………… 5 

 

Loading battery 

 

Loading SD/MMC card 

3. Features and specifications …………………………………………………..… 6 

 

Image / video clips 

 

Main Menu 

 

Playback image / video clips 

 

MP3 

 

Others 

4. Operations ……………………………………………………………………..…7 

 

Power on / off 

 

Battery level Inspection 

 

Take photos / video clips 

 

Setting of main menu 

5. Software Installation …………………………………………………………... 12 

6. Image downloading …………………………………………………………… 14 

7. Specification …………………………………………………………………… 14 

8. Maintenance …………………………………………………………………… 15 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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1. Brief Introduction 

 

 

As per Figure-1 

 
 

 
 

 
As per Figure-2 
1) Shooting 

mode 

2)  Battery level Indicator 
3)  Image resolution mode 
4) Flash 

mode 

5) Self-timer 

mode 

6) Focus 

Frame 

7)  White balance mode 
8)  Indicator of free space left in number of image 
 
 
 
 
1)  Power button: On/Off 
2)  Function button: toggle of capture, playback and MP3 function. 
3)  Menu button: Start/close menu 
4)  OK button: In preview mode, it is used to toggle flash mode; In menu mode, it is used to confirm menu; 

In playback mode , it is used to start/stop recording and play video clips ; In MP3 mode, it is used to 
play / pause of music 

1. Outlook 

2. TFT Screen 

3. Definition of buttons 

Figure-1

Figure-2 

Lens

Flash lamp

AWB

 


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5) Arrow 

button: 

 

Left arrow (“ ”): In playback mode, it is used to select image; In menu mode, it is used for 

selecting menu; In MP3 mode, it is used to select previous song. 

 

Right arrow (“ ”): In playback mode, it is used to toggle white-balance mode; in menu mode, it 
is used to select menu; In MP3 mode, it is used to select next song. 

 

Up arrow (“ ”): In play mode, it is used to zoom in TFT display; in menu mode, it is used to 
select menu; In MP3 mode, it is used to increase volume. 

 

Down arrow (“ ”): In playback mode, it is used to zoom out TFT display; In menu mode, it is 
used to select menu; In MP3 mode, it is used to decrease volume. 

 
 
 
Storage medium includes built-in memory and external memory cards (SD/MMC cards) 
Storage method: When there is no SD/MMC present, images, video clips and files transferred into the 
camera through USB cable are all stored inside built-in memory; When there is SD/MMC card present, 
they are all stored inside SD/MMC card. 
Reading Sequence: When there is no SD/MMC present, Playback on TFT screen and files browsed from 
Computer via USB cable are all read from built-in memory; when there is SD/MMC present, they are all 
read from SD/MMC card. 

2. Preparation before use 

 
 
 

i. 

Open the battery tank cover as per figure-3 

ii. 

As indicated in the battery tank cover (“+/-”), load 3 x AAA batteries into the tank with 
positive-to-positive, and negative-to-negative as per figure-4. (Ni-HM rechargeable is 
recommended). 

 

 

 

Figure-3 Figure-4 

 

iii. 

Close the battery tank cover. 

 

4. Storage Medium 

1. Loading of battery 

Battery
tank

SD card
Slot

 


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1)  Open the battery tank cover 
2)  Insert the SD/MMC card into the slot in the indicated direction 
3)  Close the battery tank cover 
 

3. Feature and specifications of camera 

 
 
 

1)  Single Shoot: Shoot of single image 
2)  Video Shoot: Shoot of video clips 
3)  Continuous Shoot: Continuous shoot of 3 images 
4)  Flash: Force no flash, force flash, auto flash 
 

 
 

 

1)  White balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungstenic 
2) Exposure 

mode: 

Auto 

3)  Exposure compensation: manual,    –1.5 ~ +1.5    6 level compensation 
4)  Self-timer: 10s delay 
5)  Auto shut off: Manual setting 
6)  Multi-language: English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese 
 

 
 
 
1)  Playback display: Single and 9 piece of simultaneous display 
2)  Delete and format: Delete current image / all, format built-in memory or SD/MMC card 
3)  Image brightness Adjustment: -1~+1 2 level adjustment 
 

 
 
 
    MP3 

play, 

navigation 

and 

volume 

 
 
 
 

1)  Support image manipulation software such as PHOTOSHOP and ACDSEE 
2)  Support Win98/Me, Win2000, WinXP operation system 

2. Loading SD/MMC

 

1. Shoot of images / video clips 

2. Main menu 

3. Playback of images / video clip 

4

MP3 function 

5. Others 

 


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4. Operations 

 
 
Make sure that you have loaded the batteries. Press and hold the power button for 1~2 seconds, the camera 
is powered on with flash of power indicator and TFT screen on. Please press and hold the power button for 
1~2 seconds again to power off. The camera will be powered off with flash of power indicator and TFT 
screen off. (Notes: you should get the batteries out of camera for long time storage, otherwise the camera 
may be damaged by possible leakage of battery) 
 
 
 
When TFT screen is on, a battery level indicator icon will show on the left bottom of the screen. 3 level of 
battery can be displayed: 

 

: Normal battery level 

 

: Low battery level 

 

: Out of power and will power off automatically soon 

When the camera is out of power, it will alert you that it is out of power and shut itself off 
automatically. 

 
 
 
After power-on, a browser interface will be shown on the TFT 
screen, press menu button will pop up main menu 

1) Capture 

mode: 

Use left and right arrow button (“ ” and “ ”) to select 

capture mode “

    ”, and then press OK button to confirm. TFT 

screen will pop up extended menu: “

”, “

”, and “

” 

(as per figure-6) 

 

  : Single image mode 

 

Video clips mode 

 

: Continuous image mode (3 images) 

The default mode is single image mode 

 

2) 

Image quality mode 

In browse mode, “S”, “H”, “F”, “B” and “E” indicate image quality. The switching of image 
quality mode is controlled by main control menu.

 

 

S: image xize is 2432 X 1824   

 

H: image size is 2048 X 1536 

 

F: imgae size is 1600 X 1200 

 

B: image size is 1280 X 960 

 

E: imgae size is 640 X 480 
The default mode is F. 

1. Power on/off 

2. Inspection of battery level 

3. Capture of images / video

OFF

Figure-5 

OFF

Figure-6 

 


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3) Flash 

Mode 

Under browser mode, press “OK” button to toggle flash mode (“

”, “ ”and “ ”): 

 

: Force No Flash 

 

: Auto Flash 

 

: Force Flash 

The default mode is Force No Flash 

 

4) 

White Balance Mode 
Under Browser mode, press arrow button (“ ”) to toggle 
white balance mode: 

 

AWB: Auto White Balance 

 

: Sunny 

 

 : Cloudy 

 

 : Fluorescent 

 

: Tungstenic 

The default mode is AUTO 

 
 
 
 
Press menu button, a main control menu will be displayed on the TFT screen   

 

Shooting mode 
Operation is the same as 3 

 

Advanced setting 
Use arrow button to select the icon of the main control menu, then press “OK” button to confirm, 

or press up and down arrow button to pop up advanced setting menu. 

 

 

Image Quality 

Owning to different image compressed level, the resolution and disk space occupied are different 
according to different image quality selected. Use up, down arrow button to move the pointer of 
the menu to “image quality” and then press confirm button to pop up sub-menu:   

 

  image size is 2432 X 1824, browse interface display is “S” 

 

  image size is 2048 X 1536, browse interface display is “H” 

 

  image is 1600 X 1200, browse interface display is “F” 

 

  image is 1280 X 960, browse interface display is “B” 

 

  image is 640 X 480, browse interface display is “E” 

 

EXIT 

exit sub-menu 

Use up and down button to move the pointer to “Exit” and press confirm to exit. By then the 
setting is saved. 
 

 

Exposure compensation 

It allows you to tune the default exposure level based on experience. Use up and down button to 

4. Main menu setting 

Figure-7 

SETUP

QUALITY

EXPOSURE

EXIT

SOUND

AUTO OFF

LANGUAGE

DRIVER

 


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move the pointer to “Exposure compensation” and press confirm button to pop up sub-menu: 

 

+1.5

For low brightness environment. Exposure 

compensation increases by 1.5 units 

 

+1.0

For low brightness environment. Exposure 

compensation increases by 1.0 units 

 

+0.5

For low brightness environment. Exposure 

compensation increases by 0.5 unit 

 

  Brightness is normal and no exposure compensation 

is needed (Default) 

 

-0.5 

 High brightness.    Exposure compensation less 0.5 units. 

 

-1.0 

 High brightness. Exposure compensation less 1 unit. 

 

-1.5 

 High brightness. Exposure compensation less 1.5 units. 

 

EXIT 

Exit menu 

Use up and down arrow button to move the pointer to exit and press OK button. Then the 
sub-menu is closed and the setting is saved. 
 

 

Audio setting 

In audio setting section, you can open or mute audio. Use up 
and down arrow button to move the pointer to “Audio setting” 
and then press OK button to pop up sub-menu: 

 

ON    

Open buzzer 

 

OFF   

Close buzzer 

 

EXIT  

Exit sub-menu 

Use up and down arrow menu to choose the appropriate item and press 
OK button to confirm. Submenu will close automatically and the setting is saved. 
 

 

Auto power off 

Auto-power-off: When the camera is in idle mode for a certain 
period of time, it will power off automatically to save power. 
Use up and down arrow button to move the pointer to “auto 
power off” item and press OK button to pop up sub-menu: 

 

1 MIN 

 1 minute auto power off                                                     

 

3 MINS 

  3 minutes auto power off 

 

OFF 

  Close auto power off 

 

EXIT 

 Exit sub-menu 

Use up and down arrow button to move the pointer to select appropriate item and press OK 
button to confirm. The sub-menu will close automatically and the setting is saved. 
 

 

Language setting 

After the language is set, the entire interface will be changed to the specific language. Use up and 
down button to move the pointer to “Language setting” and press OK button to pop up sub-menu:   

 

ENGLISH 

 

FRANCEIS 

 

DEUTSCH 

 

ESPANOL 

 

CHINESE 

Figure-8 

Figure-9 

Figure-10 

 


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EXIT 
Use up and down button to move the pointer to select the desired language and press OK button 
to confirm. The sub-menu will close automatically and the setting is saved. 
 

 

Driver Setting 

Digital camera driver: 2 different download methods are 
available to download the images from the camera. Use 
“ ” or “ ” to move the pointer to select “Driver setting”: 

 

PC CAMERA 

Downloading is done via image 

manipulation software 

 

MASS STORAGE 

Images or files are be copied directly 

from or to computer 

 

EXIT 

Exit sub-menu 

Use up and down arrow button to move the pointer and select appropriate item then press OK 
button to confirm. The sub-menu will be closed automatically and the setting is saved. 

 

Self-timer  

Use

or

 to select

”,

and use “up” and 

“down” button to select “self-timer”. (As per figure-12) 

 

Start “Self-timer” 

 

Close: Self-timer 

Default mode is set as self-timer closed. 
Use 

 or 

  button to select icon of menu, and confirm. Submenu will be closed 

automatically, and setting is saved. 
 

   
         

Switch function key to

”,

TFT screen will display playback. 

1

Display

 

Use “left” and “right” key to select

, and press 

confirm. Please refer to figure-13 for TFT screen displays. 

 

Display single picture                                           

 

Display nine pictures 

Default is 

 

Use 

 or 

  button to select icon form menu, and confirm it. Setting is saved. When 

reviewing single image , press “OK” button and “Voice record ” alert will be displayed in the 
TFT screen . Then it is ready for you to record sound . Press “OK” button to terminate recording 
again . Once a voice recording is done , a speaker icon will be shown on the image . To playback 
the recorded voice to the image , press “OK” button . Alert of “Playing voice…” will be 
displayed in the TFT screen . You can listen the recorded sound by inserting the earphone in the 
Audio output of the camera . 

5. Playback / review 

Figure-11 

OFF

Figure-12 

Figure-13 

LCD

0

 


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Notes: Video clip can not record voice . 

2

Delete and Format

 

Use “left” and “right” key to select

”,

and press OK 

button or “down” button

TFT screen display interface as per 

figure-14

 

 

Delete method 

 

DELETE THIS 

 Delete the current file in memory or 

SD/MMC card. 

 

DELETE ALL 

  Delete all files in memory or SD/MMC 

card. 

 

FORMAT 

  Format EMS memory or SD/MMC card.                                                                                        

 

EXIT 

 Exit menu 

Use 

” 、 “

button to move pointer, and confirm. Submenu will be closed 

automatically. 

3

TFT screen light compensation

 

Use “left” and “right” key to select

”,

and confirm. 

TFT screen will display interface as picture 15

 

 

Add 1 unit 

 

0 Light compensation   

 

Reduce 1 unit                                                             

Default setting is 0 
Use

”、“

button to select icon, and confirm. Setting is saved. 

 

 

Switch function to MP3, and TFT screens display MP3 interface. 

1

If there is no music files in camera; MP3 interface displays “no files” 

 

First line displays 

Track

:”、“

**

Song track number

)”

 

 

Second line displays

**.MP3

”(

name of songs

 

Use 

or

button to select song. Plug earphone into audio port to listen to songs. 

Press

”、“

button to adjust volume. 

2

If there is no music files in built-in memory, SD or MMC.   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6

MP3 

Figure-14 

LCD

     0

LCD

   +1
LCD

   - 1

Figure-15 

Figure-16 

No Files

 

Figure-17 

 


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5. Software Installation 

     1. WIN98/2000  
          1

Driver for PC camera mode 

 

Connect with power, and turn it on. 

 

On the menu screen, select “driver settings”, press menu button to trigger main menu. Use 
up and down button to select “driver settings” from the advanced setting menu. Then select 
“PC camera mode” in the sub-menu. The camera has been set to PC camera mode. 

 

Connect camera to PC through USB cable. 

 

A window pops up. Click “Next” continue. 

 

The Wizard prompts you to either display a list of drivers, or search for the best driver. 
Select the option “Search for the best drivers for your device (Recommended)”, and click 
“Next” to continue.   

 

Figure-20 Figure-21 

 

 

 

The Wizard shows where to locate the driver. Select “Specify a location”, and then click 
“Browse”  

 

Select driver for WIN98-2K, and confirm. 

 

Click “Next” to continue till system finishes installing driver for camera automatically. 

 

Click “Finish”.   

 

Figure-18 Figure-19 

 


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Figure-22 Figure-23 

 
 
2

Driver of removable disk 

 

Set driver of camera as removable disk, and rest operation is same as above. 

        Note

WINME, WIN2000 and XP can upgrade driver for removable disk automatically, so 

it does no need driver. 

2. WINME/XP 
1

Driver for PC camera mode 

 

Turn on camera. 

 

“Main menu”   “advance settings”   “driver settings”   “PC camera mode”, the camera 
has been set to PC camera mode. 

 

Connect camera to PC through USB cable. 

 

A dialogue window will pop up. Please select from specified places option and click “next” 
to pop up another dialogue window.   

 

Figure-24 Figure-25 

 

 

Browse for the specified location from the CDROM. 

 

Select driver for WINME-XP, and confirm it. 

 

Click “Next” to continue. And System will install the driver automatically.   

 

Click “Finish”. 

 


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Figure-26 Figure-27 

 

Figure-28 

 

2

Driver of removable disk 

 

Set driver as removable disk driver, and rest operation is same as point 1. 
Note

WINXP system can upgrade driver for removable disk automatically. So it does not 

need driver under WINXP. 

 
 

6. Image downloading 

1. Select “driver settings” from menu by arrow buttons and confirm, then submenu will appear 
2. On submenu screen, select driver and click “YES” to close menu. Connect camera to computer 

via USB cable. 

2. If “PC Camera” mode is selected

then download picture through PHOTOSHOP

ACDSEE

If “Removable disk” is selected, then copy pictures directly.   
 

 


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7. Features and specification 

1. Maximum pixels: 2432 X 1824 
2. Actual pixels: 1600 X 1200 
3. Color: 24 Bits 
4. Sensitivity of Light: ISO100-400 
5. Shutter: 1/10~1/1000 
6. Self-timer: 10s 
7. Digital zoom: 4X 
8. Flash index: GN4 
9. Flash restore time: 5s 
10.  Focus of lens: 9.8mm(Equal to 43.3mm focus of 35mm camera lens) 
11.  F number: F/2.8 
12. Field: 55

°

 

13. Range: 1.2m~

 

14.  Optical capture rate: 0.6X 
15.  View finder field range: over 70% of the field 
16.  LCD field range: over 95% of the field 
17.  Image format: JPEG 
18. Memory: 16M 
19.  External storage: SD / MMC card (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512MB) 
20.  Image file size: 2432 X 1824, 2048 X 1536, 1600 X 1200; 1280 X 960; 640 X 480 
21.  Power source: 3 X AAA batteries 
22.  Dimensions: 88mm X 60mm X 17.9mm 
23. Weight: 110g 

 
 
 

8. Maintenance 

1.  Camera should be stored in case and remove all batteries when is not in use 
2.  Wear the strap in wrist firmly to avoid drop and damage when operating in outdoors, cars or boats. 
3.  Clean the lens, viewfinder, LCD etc with non-dust handkerchief after using. 
4.  Do not use the camera in conditions beyond the tolerance limit of the camera