Thanks for purchasing the DSC-350 Dual Mode Camera. The User Guide contains information about installing and using the DSC-350 and using the TWAIN driver interface. This chapter introduces the basic functions of the DSC-350. Refer to further chapters for information on installing and using the DSC-350.
Getting to Know the Digital Camera The DSC-350 has all the features that you want in a digital camera and itâ€™s easy to install and use. Before using or connecting any of the components, please verify that all accessories are included. The figures below show you the accessories names and positions.
1. DSC-350 2. TWAIN Driver in CD 3. 2xAAA Alkaline Battery 4. Camera Pouch 5. Hand Strap 6. Cradle 7. USB cable 8. Quick Start Guide 9. MGI Imaging software 10.Userâ€™s manual
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Front View -Focus Ring -View finder -Lens -LED light -USB connector
Rear View -LED light -View finder
Top View -Delete/Remain button -Mode/Power button -Shutter release button
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Bottom View -Battery compartment -Cradle hole or Tripod hole
System Requirements To take advantage of the full-functionality of the DSC-350, your computer must meet or exceed the system requirements listed below: IBM-PC/AT or compatible with USB port
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1.OS Requirement: Windows 98/Me/2000 with 16MB RAM 2.VGA color display (TRUE color mode support is recommended) 3.TWAIN-compliant image application for PCs 4.CD-ROM and 3.5â€ť floppy disk drive. 5.Available USB port for PCs
Installing the Batteries The DSC-350 operates on 2 x AAA batteries. 1. Open the battery compartment cover. 2. Insert 2 AAA Alkaline batteries, making sure the battery polarity (+) and
(-) is the way it is shown on the battery cover compartment.
3. Close the Battery compartment cover.
Install the TWAIN & Device Drivers The TWAIN driver allows other applications to communicate with the DSC-350. You must install a TWAIN-compliant application (i.e. the bundled imaging software) before downloading pictures to your PC. (1) Turn on your computer (2) Insert the DSC-350 Driver CD into the CD-ROM (3) There are two ways to install the TWAIN & Device Drivers.
A. Autorun Program You will see the drawing below while you insert the DSC-350 Driver CD into the CD-ROM. Just choose the suitable OS for your computer.
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B. Manual Click Start, then Run.
Type â€śdrive:\win98\setupâ€ť if you are running Windows 98 or Windows Millenium Edition. Type â€śdrive:\win2000\setupâ€ť if you are running Windows 2000.
Replace drive with the letter of your CD-ROM. Note: The first time you connect the DSC-350 to your computer while the computer is on, Windows will ask you for the Driver CD and the Windows Installation CD. Please have these ready before you
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connect the DSC-350 to the USB port. When asked for the Driver CD, insert the Driver CD in your CD-ROM and type â€śdrive:\win98â€ťor â€śdrive:\win2000â€ť depending on what OS you are running (replace drive with your CD-ROM letter).
Connecting the Dual Mode Camera to a Computer You can use the DSC-350 as a PC camera or retrieve/edit images stored in the built-in flash memory as a digital still camera. To connect the camera to your computer: 1.Power the DSC-350 off. 2.Position your computer so that its USB ports can be accessed easily. 3.Connect the rectangular end of the USB cable to an available USB port
on your computer.
4.Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB connector of the
5.The camera is automatically powered on when it is plugged into the USB
cable. Note: All the function keys on the camera will be locked when the USB cable is plugged into the camera.
3. Using the DSC-350
Setting Camera Shooting Modes Press and hold â€śMode/Powerâ€ť button for 3 seconds to power on the camera,
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and then press â€śMODE/Powerâ€ť button to set the shooting modes. There are 5 shooting modes. 1.Single snap shot mode ( ) : In Single snap shot mode, you take 1
picture every time you press the shutter release button.
2.Single snap shot with Self Timer mode ( ): Under this mode, the
camera will take one picture 10 seconds after you press the shutter release button. The RED LED light will start to blink when you press the shutter button and stop blinking after 10 seconds. Please use a tripod or a steady support to hold the Camera.
3.Continuous snap shot mode ( ): The camera will take 4 images
(1image per second) after you press the shutter release button. The photo number will be counted from 4 to 1 while storing the images. The 4 images will be accounted in one photo only.
4.Continuous snap shot with self timer mode ( ): Under this mode,
the camera will take 4 pictures in 10 seconds delay after you press the shutter release button. Please refer to the step of â€śsingle snap shot with self timer modeâ€ť to take pictures.
5.Video Recording ( ): The camera can take around 4 minutes of
video recording with itâ€™s built-in 8 MB flash memory. Press and hold shutter release button the camera will take a continuous video until you release the button. When making a video recording, the Red LED light in the front cover and Green LED light at the back cover will be blinking continuously.
Select resolutions Snapshot This dual mode camera has 3 different resolutions to choose when taking still images.
Press and hold the â€śMode/Powerâ€ť button first, and press shutter release button to switch to a different resolution. â€śSHIâ€ť mode: Under this mode, the images taken are in 1024x768 pixels resolution (by software interpolation).
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â€ťHIâ€ť mode: The images taken are in 640x480 pixels resolution.
â€śSâ€ť mode: The pictures taken are in 320x240 pixels resolution.
Video Recording You can choose between 2 resolutions when doing video recording. Use the same procedure to switch resolutions in video recording mode as you use in snapshot mode.
â€śSâ€ť mode: The video taken is in 320x240 pixels resolution.
The video taken is in 160x120 pixels resolution when there is no resolution indicator in the status LCD.
Taking Pictures (DSC-350 Digital Camera and Video Camera) When taking still images or video recording: MAKE SURE THE DSC-350 is POWERED ON and SET AT THE MODE YOU NEED. Make sure you are able to locate the object you want to shoot through the view-finder. Note: 1.In order to save power, the camera will automatically power off if you donâ€™t use the camera for 1 minute. Power on the camera again, if you want to take pictures/video again. 2.You can check the memory left by holding â€śDelete/Remainâ€ś button. The LED display shows the percentage of memory left ( ) when you press and hold â€śDelete/Remainâ€ť button.
1. Digital Still Camera
(1) Press the â€śMode/Powerâ€ť button for 3 seconds to power on. (2) Choose DSC mode and setting resolution. (3) Use the Viewfinder to locate the object.
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(4) Press the shutter release button for taking pictures. The DSC-350
takes approximately 1 second to save the image. When the green LED light stops blinking and the â€ťBUSYâ€ť indicator disappear in the status LCD, the image saving is done and the DSC-350 ready for next shot.
Note: The focus range is from approximately 1.5 inch (4cm ) to infinity. Please refer to the following chart to set the focus.
- 60 inch (1.5M) ~ infinity.
- Around 20 inch ( 50 CM).
- Around 10 inch ( 25 CM ).
- Around 5 inch ( 12 CM ).
- Around 2 inch ( 6 CM ).
- Around 1.5 inch ( 4 CM ).
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(5) Press the â€śMode/Powerâ€ť button for 3 seconds to power on. (6) Choose video recording mode and set the resolution (refer to setting
(7) Set the focus ring at right position. (refer to the data at focus ring) (8) Use the viewfinder to locate the object. Press and hold the shutter
release button to being taking a video recording. The camera will take a continuous video until you release the shutter button.
Note: Please set the focus ring at â€ś â€ś position for normal using purpose
(focus range from 60 inch ~ infinity ).
3. PC camera function
(9) Power off your DSC-350. (10) Connect your DSC-350 to you PC. The DSC-350 camera will
automatically power on and switch to PC camera function.
(11) Choose MGI Imaging Software. (12) Adjust the focus ring to have clear images. The focus range is from
1.5 inch (4 cm) approximately to infinity.
Delete Pictures 1.Delete single picture â€ť â€ť: Press â€śDelete/Remainâ€ť button and delete
indicator will appear on status LCD. Then press the shutter release button. The last picture will be deleted.
2.Delete all pictures â€ś â€ś: Press â€śDelete/Remainâ€ť button twice, the
delete all indicator will appear on the status LCD. Then press shutter release button to erase all the pictures.
Note: Delete single/all pictures can also be done using the Twain interface when downloading images to your PC.
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4. Using the TWAIN Driver Interface
Getting to Know the TWAIN Interface The DSC-350 ship with a user-friendly software for the TWAIN interface. You can use the software that comes bundled with the DSC-350 to download the pictures that you take with the DSC-350 TWAIN is an industry standard interface for scanners and digital cameras. The TWAIN Interface works in combination with any TWAIN compliant image processing application, such as MGI PhotoSuite III. The image processing application is often referred to as the host application.
Transferring images to your computer The following illustration provides an overview of the TWAIN Interface to download photographs from your camera to your computer. We use MGI PhotoSuite III as our TWAIN compliant image processing application. 1. Execute the TWAIN compliant image processing application :
2. Select TWAIN Source.
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3. Choose D-Link DSC-350
Note: You need to select the Source just one time ( Step 2 and Step 3) after you install the TWAIN Driver.
4. Acquire: Push â€śDownloadâ€ť button.
4.1 Retrieving thumbnail
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4.2 Thumbnail: After acquire, you will get the thumbnails of your pictures.
5. If a Can NOT find your Digital Still Camera error appears: Please check
your USB connection and push the OK and Preview buttons to try again.
6. GET Pictures: Please select the picture you want, and then click
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6.1 Open pictures If you want to view the full-size picture before saving it to disk, select the â€śOpen Picturesâ€ť
6.2 After you press the OK button, the full size picture will be retrieved and
the thumbnail window will be closed.
6.3 Save to disk [Do not open]
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If you want to save the pictures to disk directly please select the â€śSave to Disk [Do not open]â€ť.
You can select your favorite directory to save the pictures, just pushing the browse button â€śâ€¦â€ť.
The prefix will become the first part of the picturesâ€™ file names. For example, if you select pictures 0001, 0003 and 0010 to save to disk, and the prefix is â€śPicâ€ť. Then the picturesâ€™ file names will be Pic0001 jpg, Pic0003.jpg and Pic0010.jpg. A special case is that if there is a file named Pic0001.jpg in the directory already, the new downloaded picture 0001 will
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be saved as Pic0001-1.jpg, automatically. In video file format, You can choose AVI or Mpeg1 file format. AVI file has large file size but short image processing time. Mpeg1 file has small file size but long image processing time.
7. Erasing pictures: Select the pictures you want to erase and click on the â€śERASEâ€ť button.
Note: The images stored in the camera will be erased when you click the erase button. Make sure you want to delete the photos before clicking the â€śERASEâ€ť button.
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8.Snapshot: Push the â€śSnapshotâ€ť button, and you can take a picture on line
9. Memory Check: Push Press the â€śMemory Checkâ€ť button to check the memory in your DSC-350. Warning: Memory check will destroy all photos. Memory Check â€ť will take a while. When it is processing, please DO NOT abort it.
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After Memory Check:
10. Congratulations! Now you can manage, enhance and edit your
photographs as you want.
5. DSC-350 Camera Specifications
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DSC-350 Camera Image devices
350k pixel CMOS sensor
1024x768 pixel,640x480 pixel, 320x240 pixel,
24 bit true color
Control-iso rating White balance
manual focus-340 degree manual adjustable ( f=7.1mm,equivalent to 46.7mm lens on a 35mm camera)
Around 1.5 inch (4 cm)~infinity
2,2/5,6 (auto switch)
4 image, 1 image/scond
8MB flash memory
Yes (All /Single) PC Camera Max. frame/sec
30 fps@VGA VIDEO Recording Recording Time
QVGA (320x240):4 fps/5 minutes. (160x120):20 fps/5 minutes.
Avi (Video for Windows) Mpeg 1
2xAAA Alkaline battery
96mm(W) x 58mm(H) x 31mm(D)
Max. 1W â€śSpecification and product design are subject to change without any notice for further improvementâ€ť