You get the manual from the included CD.
I haven't gotten very far with this little camera for the simple reason I can't figure out how to open the battery compartment. I must be the dumbest mammal on two legs. Of course in the provided instructions and the CD manual (in pdf format) there isn't word one on how to open the compartment and since the machine is so delicate looking I'm afraid I'll break something if I pry too hard.
The unit apparently needs a Scan Disk (SD) to work which is not included [Neither are the required three (3) AAA batteries]. Well, it states you can take one picture without the SD. Takes up to a 32gb disk. Fortunately the SD I use with my Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate Android phone fit the slot.
Now if I only could get this d___ battery compartment to open.