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I have Minolta camera model #40121831. I need to know what each of the symbols means, for the three buttons on the bacvk of the camera.Thank you very much. Robert S. Freeman, 3500 West Chester Pike CH21, Newtown Square, PA 19073-4101

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  • robsfree Oct 29, 2008

    FREEDOM zOOM 150

  • robsfree Oct 29, 2008

    On the front of the camera - Freedom Zoom 150 and

    above that Panorama Date

    to the left of that MultiAF



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The rotating dial in front changes camera settings like aperture and shutter speed while the directional buttons on the back are used for the camera's menu system.

The remaining camera controls are on the back panel, along with the 1.6-inch color LCD monitor. At the top left and right corners are the neck strap attachment eyelets, which fold outward for easy loading, then flip back inward to hold the strap in place. The Four-Way Arrow pad is in the top right corner, and consists to two arrow keys on either side, and a two-way up/down rocker button in the center that controls optical and digital zoom. (The left and right arrow keys can be programmed to control one of a handful of exposure options as well.) To the left of arrow pad is the Menu button, which calls up and dismisses the LCD menu display. Just below it is the Playback button, which places the camera in Playback mode. The camera's speaker is also on the rear panel, just to the right of the LCD monitor.

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    Power Button: Unobtrusively located to the left of the Shutter button on the top panel, this button turns the camera on and off.

    Shutter Button: Directly to the right of the Power button, this button sets focus and exposure when pressed halfway, and fires the shutter when fully pressed.

    Mode Switch: Just behind the Power and Shutter buttons, this control puts the camera into Still Record or Movie modes.

    Right and Left Arrow Keys: Located in the top right corner of the back panel, these buttons curve around the two-way zoom toggle button. In any settings menu, these buttons navigate through menu choices. They can be programmed to control one of the available exposure functions through the settings menu. In Playback mode, these buttons scroll forward or back through previously captured images. When in scrolling mode during zoomed playback (see the following entry for more info), these buttons move your view right or left in the enlarged playback image.

    Zoom Toggle Button (Up and Down Arrow Key): Centered between the Right and Left Arrow keys, this control adjusts the optical and digital zoom in any record mode. It also serves as the up/down control when navigating LCD menu choices. This button also serves as the "OK" button for confirming menu selections when pressed.

    In Record mode, pressing and holding this button for a few seconds dismisses and recalls the information overlay.

    In Playback mode, this button lets you zoom in on an image, as much as 6x. Once you've zoomed in on an image, pressing the center of this button switches to scrolling operation, after which up/down actuation moves your view up and down in the enlarged image. Pressing the center of the button again returns you to control of the playback zoom level. Pressing the center of the button during normal playback display cancels and recalls the information display. Continuing to hold the button down initiates the playback zoom

    Menu Button: Directly to the left of the Four-Way Arrow pad on the rear panel, this button calls up the settings menu in both Record and Playback modes

    Playback Button: Beneath the Menu button, this button activates Playback mode (or returns to Record mode).

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that information should be covered in the user manual, but the model numer you provided doesn't come up with any cameras, does it have a simpler name or if you can post me any and all text you can find from the camera. I should be able to help you.

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  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008

    I have a few examples for you

    Dynax 7D

    DiMAGE G500

    DiMAGE 2330 Zoom

    Your camera should have a name similiar to these somewhere written onto it.

  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008

    Here is a picture of DiMAGE G400 you can see it says this in the front of the camera

    Thats the kind of name I need.


  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008


    See these pictures

    you can see all the rest of the pictures and everything else you might need in this user manual

    you will need a reader program to open the file, just click the link, if you cant open the manual you will need th reader its available at

    this link

    install the program from the 2nd link and you should be able to open the manual.



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