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Menu Settings - All Acorn Models

Last page update: 05.03.2015


Page Contents:
      Camera Control Panels and case styles
      Control Panel Layouts and Button Functions
      Operational Menu Settings using the Control Panel Screen
      


Ltl Acorn On-board Menu Settings for all models


Control Panels and case styles - All Camera Models

5210A/MM/MG  5310A/WA/MG/WMG

Fig 1:  All 5000 series models
6210MC/MM/MG  

Fig 2:  All 6200 series models


6310MC/WMC/MG/WMG
Fig 3:  All 6300 series models
Shows the external power, video out and USB sockets, SD card slot and on/off/test switch 
which are the same for all camera models.

6310 Screen and Control Panel
Fig 4:  All  6300 series models


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Control Panel Layouts and Button Functions - All Camera Models

Although the control panel of the 6210 models has a different layout and appearance the functions are all the same except for updating firmware see this page.
The 6210 buttons are listed from A to F (see figure 6 below) against the corresponding buttons for all other models.

Setup menu in TEST mode

A / Menu     - Enter and exit the camera's operational settings menu.
B / OK         - Confirms and saves each menu setting or option.
                       Used when updating Firmware on all models except 6210 see this page.
C / Up          - Menu scrolling and quick select of Camera only mode.
D / Back       - Menu scrolling and access to the MMS setup menu in the 6210.
                        Used when updating Firmware on the 6210 see this page.
E / Forward
 / Shot           - Menu scrolling. 
                        Press to shoot image while in Camera mode.
                        Press to start and stop video recording while in Video mode.
F / Down      - Menu scrolling and quick select of Video only mode.

Image and Video viewing menu in TEST mode

A / Menu     - Enter the delete images and video sub-menu.
B / OK         - Enter and exit the viewing menu.
C / Up          - Scroll images and videos.
                        Scroll enlarged image.
D / Back       - Enlarge image.
E / Forward
 / Shot           - Exit image enlargement. Press to play video. Press to stop video.
F / Down      - Scroll images and videos.
                        Scroll enlarged image.



Fig 5:  6310 Cameras
Control Panel Layout and Button Functions
Figure 5 left shows the 6310 screen and control panel. It is basically the same as the 5000 series cameras except for the speaker at bottom right.


Figure 6 below shows the button layout for the 6210


Fig 6:  6210 Cameras
Control Panel Layout and Button Functions
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Operational Menu Settings using the Control Panel Screen 

Does not include wireless/cellular setup which is covered here.

The screen shown below is from the 6210.
All 6000 series cameras have the same menu functions although some earlier cameras only had one timer option.
The left hand column text shows the 5210 variations.

When you change a menu setting you must always press the OK button after each individual setting otherwise when you scroll to the next option the previous change will be lost.


Menu Page 1 

Mode
Highlight and select 
Camera for still images only, 
Video for video clip only or 
Camera+Video for 1 to 3 still images plus a video clip at each trigger event. 
Press OK to confirm your setting.

Format
Highlight and press OK button and select YES to format SD card.
Formatting the SD card will remove all recorded images and video clips.
Image Size 5210/5310
Highlight and select 
12MP (4000x3000 pixels)
5MP (2560x1920 pixels) or 
1.3MP (1280x960 pixels) 5310 only.
Press OK to confirm your setting.
Image Size 6210/6310
Highlight and select 
12MP (4000x3000 pixels)
5MP (2560x1920 pixels) or 
2MP (1600x1200)
Press OK to confirm your setting.
After tests I have revised my original opinion of the usefulness of the 12MP images. Although they fill the SD card up a lot faster the quality is good and provides extra resolution. 
Compared with bicubic enlargement of a 5MP image the 12MP in-camera interpolation seems to provide a superior result.

It is however important to remember that the camera's sensor is a 5MP Colour CMOS Sensor and that the 12MP image is produced by in-camera interpolation. This provides a larger resolution image which is useful for printing but is not able to provide additional visual information over the 5MP image. One important disadvantage of setting the camera to produce 12MP images is that they will fill the SD card up much faster than 5MP images.



Video Size 5210/5310
Highlight and select 
720P (1080x720 pixels) (5310 only)
640x480 or 
320x240 
Press OK to confirm your setting.
Video quality is not this camera's best feature.
Read this post for more information
Video Size 6210/6310
Highlight and select 
1080P (1440x1080 pixels)
720p (1080x720 pixels) or 
VGA (640x 480 pixels)
Press OK to confirm your setting.
Read this post for more information
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Menu Page 2 





Set Clock
Highlight and press OK button to enter setup.
Date format is M/D/Y - If you want to change it to D/M/Y you will need to use the setup software.
Time format H/M/S
To confirm your settings and exit the clock menu, press the OK button again.

When you press OK to exit the clock menu in the 5210 it exits the main menu and returns you to the control panel screen. I find this annoying if I have other menu settings to change. 
The 6210 does not do this.

Picture No
Highlight and select 01, 02 or 03 Photos. Press the OK button to confirm selection.
The camera will shoot either 1, 2 or 3 images depending on your selection. 
With multiple images the interval will be nominally 2 seconds.
If the camera mode is set to Camera+Video the interval between the last image and the start of the video is 4 or 5 seconds. 

Video length
Highlight and select any time from 0 to 60 seconds. Press the OK button to confirm selection.
Setting a shorter video time such as 10 to 20 seconds in combination with a 0 second interval setting will avoid filling up the SD card with partially blank video clips and unnecessarily depleting the batteries.
If the trigger source remains in the frame the camera will retrigger with a gap of approximately 4 seconds between clips. 

Interval
Highlight and select any time from 0 seconds to 60 minutes.  Press the OK button to confirm selection.
Remember that if you select anything other than 0 seconds the camera will not trigger again until the set time has elapsed.
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Menu Page 3



Sense Level
Highlight and select
Off, Low, Normal or High 
Press the OK button to confirm selection.
The camera is caused to trigger by its recognition of variations in heat signatures anywhere within the PIR's field of view. The greater the variation the easier it is for the camera's PIR to detect the change. In high ambient temperatures, such as above 25 degrees Celsius it becomes progressively less sensitive to body heat, ie a human body temperature of 37C. Conversely at very low ambient temperatures the camera's PIR will become progressively more sensitive to a body temperature of 37C.
The following are guide settings but may need to be varied to suit local conditions and trigger sources.
Below 0C select the low sensitivity. Between 0C and +25 select normal. Above +25 select high.
Select off if you are using time lapse and don't want the camera triggered in between the time lapse periods.

Time Stamp
Highlight and select On or Off.  Press the OK button to confirm selection.
Provides data bar at bottom of still images as shown below.



Timer 1
Highlight and select On.
Press OK to enter the timer setup menu.  
Highlight and select start and stop times.
Press the OK button to confirm selection and return to the main menu.


Timer 2
Menu screen image as Timer 1 above.
Highlight and select On.
Press OK to enter the timer setup menu.  
Highlight and select start and stop times.
Press the OK button to confirm selection and return to the main menu.
Two timers allows selection of two periods in 24 hours when the camera will switch on and function as per your other menu settings.
For example at dawn and dusk when animal activity is higher or to avoid a period when repetitive animal activity is highest.
You do not need to set both timers for the camera to work and the timer/s can also be used in conjunction with the time lapse function.

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Menu Page 4








Password Set
Highlight and select On.
Press OK to enter the password setup menu.  
Highlight and select each of four alpha/numeric digits.
Press the OK button to confirm selection and return to the main menu.
If you use this feature make sure you remember it!



Serial NO
Highlight and select On.
Press OK to enter the serial number setup menu.  
Highlight and select each of four alpha/numeric digits.
Press the OK button to confirm selection and return to the main menu.
This feature is useful for identifying individual cameras and locations when using several cameras.


Time Lapse
Highlight and select On.
Press OK to enter the time lapse setup menu.  
Highlight and select the period you want between each time lapse trigger event.
Press the OK button to confirm selection and return to the main menu.
If you don't want triggers within these periods remember to set the sense level (menu page 3) to off.


Side PIR
Highlight and select Off or On Press the OK button to confirm selection.
When switched on, the side PIR sensors significantly improve the cameras trigger reaction time by sensing movement in a 10 degree area either side of the camera's field of view, and then priming (partially waking up) the camera, so that if the movement continues into the main PIR field the camera reacts almost instantly.
Read this comparison report for more information.


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5210/5310

Default Set
Highlight and press OK to return the camera to its factory default settings.













Additional Cellular Camera Settings

5210/5310

Phone No.
ON by default.
Highlight and press OK to enter sub-menu.
Enter phone number and number of images per day. Press OK to save and return to main menu.

MMS Status
Highlight and select
VGA to send images,
SMS to send text or OFF
Press OK to confirm your setting.
Menu Page 5


6210/6310

Beep Sound
Highlight and select On or Off.
Press OK to confirm your setting.

SD Cycle
Highlight and select On or Off.
Press OK to confirm your setting.
If you select On the camera will delete the earliest image to allow the camera to continue operating during a long deployment if the SD card fills up.

IRLight
Highlight and select High or Low.
Press OK to confirm your setting.
This function changes the cameras ISO maximum sensitivity setting, not the IR light output.
High = 1000 ISO.  low = 600 ISO.

Default
Highlight and press OK to return the camera to its factory default settings.














MMS SMTP Settings here.








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