iPalm™ Digital Cameras FAQs

  1. Where are the images stored on my iPalm™ digital camera?

  2. What are the main advantages of iPalm™ digital cameras?

  3. Are there any optional accessories for the iPalm™ digital cameras?

  4. What is the shutter speed of the iPalm™ digital cameras?

  5. What is the focusing range for the iPalm™ digital cameras?

  6. What is the lens range for the iPalm™ digital cameras?

  7. What computers can I use with my iPalm™ digital camera?

  8. What type of batteries can I use with my iPalm™ digital camera?

  9. What are the weight and dimensions of the iPalm™ digital cameras?

  10. What is the DPOF Print Mark Function?

  11. Will pictures be lost if the battery is removed?

  12. After one minute the LCD screen turns black. Is there something wrong with the camera?

  13. What type of editing software is included with iPalm™ digital cameras?

  14. Can these cameras only be used with ArcSoft® software?

  15. What is the Digital Camera Advantage Program?

  16. What are the warranty terms for Panasonic iPalm™ digital cameras?

1. Where are the images stored on my iPalm™ digital camera?
On removable memory cards. Panasonic iPalm Digital Cameras are equipped with an SD Card Slot which allows the camera to store images on EITHER an MultiMediaCard (MMC) or an SD Memory Card. Simply insert an MMC or SD Card into the camera, take pictures until the card is full, then remove it or replace it with a fresh card. You can selectively erase any or all of the images from the either the MultiMediaCard or the SD Memory Card and reuse it.

Storage capacity for the PV-DC3000-A (based on included 16MB SD Memory Card)
SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 13 images
Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 27 images
Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 69 images
Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 82 images
3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 150 images
Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 9 sets
TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 1 image


Storage capacity for the PV-DC3010 (based on included 32MB SD Memory Card)
SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 29 images
Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 57 images
Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 145 images
Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 172 images
3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 315 images
Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 19 sets
TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 3 images

2. What are the main advantages of iPalm™ digital cameras?

  • 3.3 Mega Pixel for high quality images
    Panasonic iPalm cameras use a 3.3 mega pixel CCD that produces sharp, clear images in an incredible 2,048 x 1,536 pixels in SuperFine, Fine and Tiff modes, to produce incredible professional, quality photos.

  • Media Flexibility
    Since iPalm cameras are equipped with an SD Card Slot, they can store images on either a MultiMediaCard or SD Memory Cards. SD is a new copyright protected recording media format that allows for the quick, easy exchange of images, music and data among SD compatible products - all on a card the size of a postage stamp. Both the PV-DC3000-A and PV-DC3010 come with an SD Memory card.

  • Easy PC Networking
    You can easily send images to your PC and attach them to e-mail messages.

  • One Button Image Transfer
    This feature allows you to transfer images directly to your PC with one touch of a button. Just connect the iPalm digital camera to your PC via the included USB cable and push the "PAGE" or "ALL" button on the camera. The installed driver software will automatically boot up and quickly transfer your images to your PC.

  • Easy Mail™ Attachment*
    Using the Easy Mail Attachment feature, you can attach images to an e-mail message. Simply push the "MAIL" and shutter button on your iPalm Digital Still Camera. The installed driver software will automatically boot up, transfer images to your PC, open a "SEND" mail file, and attach your image.

  • USB Port
    The camera comes equipped with a USB port so you can transfer images to and from your camera.

  • Motion Image Recording with Audio
    The PV-DC3000 is capable of recording up to 12 seconds of motion images with audio using the popular QuickTime™** format so you can easily send motion image files to friends and family.

  • TIFF or JPEG Recording
    TIFF format recording allows you to take uncompressed images with greater clarity and detail, JPEG allows you to take smaller file size images.

  • New High Tech Design
    Our new, compact digital cameras were designed to be as stylish as they are easy to use. The sleek and ergonomic design provides a comfortable grip and easy access to the push button controls.

* System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 98 Windows® Me of Windows® 2000 PC with USB port. Macintosh® with USB port and Mac OS version 8.6, 9.0 or 9.04 or later. Included USB cable also required. Included Driver Software must be installed in PC before transferring an image. MAPI (Mail Application Programming Interface) for Windows® and Eudora for Macintosh®. These mail software programs support MAPI: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger, and Eudora.
** QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks used under license. QuickTime is registered in the U.S. and other countries.

3. Are there any optional accessories for the iPalm™ digital cameras?

Yes, the following accessories are available:

  • PV-H130 - Soft Carrying Case
  • PV-SAC10 - AC Adapter
  • RP-SD016BPPA - 16MB SD Memory Card
  • RP-SD032BPPA - 32MB SD Memory Card
  • RP-SD064BPPA - 64MB SD Memory Card
  • BN-SDCAPU/1B - SD USB Reader/Writer (compatible with MMC cards)*
  • BN-SDABPU/1B - SD PCMCIA Adapter (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Optional accessories may not be carried by all Panasonic retailers. To locate a dealer nearest you, please call 1-800-211-PANA or use our Dealer Locator on this site.

    To order accessories directly, please call our Accessory Order Line at 1-800-332-5368

    4. What is the shutter speed of the iPalm™ digital cameras?

    The shutter speeds are as follows:

  • 1/30 - 1/1,000 in AUTO MODE
  • 1/4 - 1/1,000 in SLOW SHUTTER MODE
  • 1/30 - 1/1,000 in MOTION MODE
  • 5. What is the focusing range for the iPalm™ digital cameras?
    12 cm to infinity.

    6. What is the lens range for the iPalm™ digital cameras?
    On a 35mm basis, the lens range is 32-64mm.

    7. What computers can I use with my iPalm™ digital camera?
    Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows® Me or Windows® 2000 PC with USB Port. Macintosh® with USB port and Mac OS version 8.6, 9.0 or 9.04 or later is required to operate this camera.

    8. What type of batteries can I use with my iPalm™ digital camera?
    The iPalm will accept most AA batteries including Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium, and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. The PV-DC3000-A comes with AA Alkaline batteries, while the PV-DC3010 comes with Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and a charger.

    9. What are the weight and dimensions of the iPalm™ digital cameras?
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.7" (9.3cm) x 3.8" (9.6cm) x 1.58" (4.0cm)
    Weight: 8.4 ounces (without batteries)

    10. What is the DPOF Print Mark Function?
    The DPOF Print Mark Function allows you to sort through a memory card or disk and select the images you want to print by electronically marking them. You can then print the marked images on any DPOF compatible printer by hitting the AUTO PRINT button.

    11. Will pictures be lost if the battery is removed?
    No. The pictures will be retained on the removable media.

    12. After one minute the LCD screen turns black. Is there something wrong with the camera?
    No. Panasonic iPalm cameras have a POWER DOWN feature to conserve battery power. If there is over one minute of inactivity, the LCD will power down to conserve the battery. Simply hit the SHTR button and the LCD will turn ON.

    13. What type of editing software is included with iPalm™ digital cameras?

    Both the PV-DC3000-A and PV-DC3010 come packed with ArcSoft® software which includes:

  • ArcSoft PhotoImpression™ 2000
    An easy-to-use photo editing program that allows users to edit, enhance, retouch or add special effects to any image.

  • ArcSoft PhotoPrinter® 2000 PRO
    Allows users to layout their images in multiple sizes quickly and effortlessly.

  • ArcSoft Panorama Maker™
    Easy-to-use photo stitching program that seamlessly combines multiple photos into a single shot.

  • ArcSoft PhotoFantasy™ 2000 (included with PV-DC3010 only)
    Create "personal fantasies" by combining your personal photos with a wide selection of included fantasy backgrounds.

  • ArcSoft PhotoMontage™ (included with PV-DC3010 only)
    Create a montage of a single image from a collection of thousands of micro images.

  • 14. Can these cameras only be used with ArcSoft® software?
    No. These cameras store images in a JPEG or TIFF file formats and can be used with any software package that can open a JPEG or TIFF image.

    15. What is the Digital Camera Advantage Program?
    The Panasonic Digital Camera Advantage Program is a replacement program covering all Panasonic PalmCam and iPalm Digital Still Cameras. It provides a toll-free help number and a free replacement* unit if your original unit is entitled to service under the limited warranty.

    * Replacement unit is refurbished.

    16. What are the warranty terms for Panasonic iPalm™ digital cameras?
    The limited warranty is one-year for parts, 90 days for labor (CCD is 6 months for parts, 90 days for labor). See your operating instructions for details.

    All specifications subject to change without notice.


     

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