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Q&A
Q&A for µ TOUGH-8010,6020,3000
Product Q&A
* Digital SLR Cameras
* Compact Digital Cameras
Common Q&A
* Software
Questions :

Question :
Which type of memory card can I use? [ SD/SDHC Memory Cards ]

Answer:
To see all compatible SD/SDHC Memory Cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for SD/SDHC Memory Cards


Question :
The colors in my pictures look different from the actual colors of my subject. What can I do? [White Balance (WB)]

Answer:
Select a white balance (WB) setting that is more appropriate for the lighting conditions.

In the default white balance mode, WB is set to AUTO so you can take pictures with natural colors in most lighting conditions.

The colors in pictures may differ from the subject's actual colors under the following lighting conditions:
- When the subject is in the shade on a sunny day
- When the subject is illuminated by both natural light and indoor lighting (e.g. near a window)
- When the light from the camera's flash does not reach a subject lit by indoor lighting

In cases like these, select the white balance setting that is designed to capture accurate colors in the specific lighting conditions.
To select white balance settings, the mode dial must be set to any shooting mode except iAUTO.

The following table describes the available white balance settings:
AUTO
The white balance is adjusted automatically for natural color, regardless of the light source.
Sunny day
Sunny day 
For shooting under bright sunlight.
Cloudy day
Cloudy day
For shooting under a cloudy sky.
Tungsten light
Tungsten
light
For shooting under tungsten lighting.
Fluorescent lamp 1
Fluorescent
lamp 1 
For shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in homes.)
Fluorescent lamp 2
Fluorescent
lamp 2 
For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in desk lamps.)
Fluorescent lamp 3
Fluorescent
lamp 3 
For shooting under a cool white fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in offices.)

Related links:
To learn how to set the WB or see some pictures to compare the effects of different WB settings, click on the following links:
How to Take Great Pictures
* Taking Pictures of Sunsets Adjusting the White Balance
* Use White Balance to bring out flower colors
* Use White Balance to alter your photo's impression
* Select White Balance depending on the lighting conditions

Question :
Can I turn on / off the camera underwater?

Answer:
Yes, you can.


Question :
Does the camera float or sink in water?

Answer:
The camera sinks.


Question :
What happens if I open the battery / card compartment cover underwater?

Answer:
If you open the battery / card compartment cover underwater, the camera will be water damaged. Do not open the cover underwater.


Question :
Can I leave the camera underwater for hours?

Answer:
No, do not leave the camera underwater for more than 60 minutes.


Question :
Can I use the camera in hot springs?

Answer:
No, you cannot use the camera in hot springs.
The sulfur component will deteriorate the waterproof packing material of the camera.
( Even if you wash the camera, the sulfur component will remain on it. )


Question :
Can I use the camera in any liquid other than water? ( e.g. oil or chemical liquid )

Answer:
No, it will damage the camera. Use the camera only in water.


Question :
Does the camera get rusty if used in seawater?

Answer:
Yes, the camera will get rusty if you leave it for a long time without care after using it in seawater.

After the camera is used under sea water:

  1. Close the battery/card compartment covers firmly.
  2. Immerse the camera in a bucket containing fresh water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Dry the camera with a soft towel, and keep it in the shade with good ventilation.

Question :
Are any firmware updates available for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the available firmware for your camera on the following Web page:
* Download Files: Software, Firmware, Drivers


Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals

Question :
Can I download any application software from the Web site?

Answer:
You can find the available application software on the following Web page:
* Download Files: Software, Firmware, Drivers


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.

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