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Zoom FIRE-36 Specifications
INSTRUCTIONS
Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure
correct use.
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus camera. Before
you start to use your new camera, please read these
instructions carefully to obtain optimum performance
an a longer service life from the unit.
Ignoring this warning may
result in the death or serious
injury of the user.
KEEP THE BATTERIES AWAY FROM FIRE.
NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE, RECHARGE, OR
SHORT CIRCUIT BATTERIES.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE CAMERA;
IT CONTAINS A HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUIT.
IF THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE CAMERA ARE
EXPOSED DUE TO DROPPING OR DAMAGE,
REMOVE THE BATTERIES IMMEDIATELY TO
PREVENT FURTHER USAGE.
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• Before using your camera, read this manual carefully
to ensure correct use.
• We recommend that you take test shots to get
accustomed to your camera before taking important
photographs.
MAIN FEATURES
Built-in 30mm - 90mm 3X zoom lens.
Use IX240 cartridge film for simple one-touch film
loading.
Three types of prints (C, H, P) can be obtained by
setting the selector switch.
A magnetic head records important printing data on
the film.
Use only processors displaying the
film development and printing.
Symbols used in this manual:
Incorrect
Next operation
Manual operation
Operation order
Automatic operation
Indicator on
mark when requesting
Indicator blinking
Attention
Depress halfway
Pay particular attention to items in this manual enclosed in
boxes
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Product shown in pictures and illustrations may be slightly
different from this unit.
PREPARATIONS
Names and functions of parts ................................................. 6
Viewfinder display/LCD panel ................................................... 8
Cartridge ................................................................................ 9
Diopter adjustment ..................................................................... 11
Using the strap/soft case ...................................................... 11
Outline of operations ............................................................ 12
Loading the battery ................................................................... 15
Checking the battery .................................................................. 16
Points to remember ............................................................... 17
BASIC OPERATIONS
Loading the cartridge film .................................................. 19
Taking pictures ................................................................... 21
Using the focus lock ............................................................... 24
After shooting .......................................................................... 25
Unloading the cartridge film ............................................... 26
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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Setting the print type ......................................................... 27
Using the snooting modes ..................................................... 32
Auto Flash .......................................................................... 34
Red-eye Reducing Flash ............................................ 35
Off (Flash Override) ....................................................... 36
Fill-In Flash (Forced Activation) ................................... 37
Landscape .................................................................... 38
Night Scene Flash ......................................................... 39
Red-eye Reducing Night Scene Flash ..................... 40
Selftimer ..................................................................... 41
Remote control (optional) ........................................ 42
Correcting the data ......................................................... 44
Printing the date and time ............................................ 46
CAMERA MAINTENANCE
Questions and answers .................................................. 47
Care and storage ............................................................ 49
Battery handling ................................................................. 52
Remote control (optional) handing ................................. 54
Troubleshooting ......................................................... 55
Specifications ................................................................... 58
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NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS
Shutter release button
Selftimer signal
PREPARATIONS
Strap eyelet
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Cartridge cover release lever (p. 19)
Light sensor
Viewflnder
Flash
Autofocus window
Lens
Lens barrel
Do not soil as this can cause blurred pictures.
Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Diopter adjustment lever
Battery compartment cover (p. 15)
Quartz date mode buttons (p. 44)
Control panel
Print type selector switch (p. 27)
Tripod socket
Cartridge cover
Power switch (p. 16)
LCD panel
Zoom lever (p. 21)
T — telephoto
W — wide-angle
Viewfinder
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL
VIEWFINDER DISPLAY
Close-up correction
marks (p. 23)
Autofocus frame
Position your subject
within the autofocus
frame.
Green lamp
Red lamp
H type
P type
C type
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LCD PANEL
Shooting mode display
(p. 32)
Quartz date mode
display (p. 44)
Remote control display
Selftimer display (p. 41)
Battery check
Cartridge mark
Lights when a cartridge is
loaded.
Exposure counter display
*
The viewfinder format changes in accordance with the print
*
The LCD panel does not actually display all indications
simultaneously as shown.
type selected (p. 27).
CARTRIDGE
IX 240 Cartridge Film
Data disk
Cartridge spool
Lightlock door drive
Lightlock door
Cartridge spool
Cartridge label
Visual Exposure Indicator
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•
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Never apply undue force to the cartridge spool, lightlock door
drive or lightlock door because this can result in damage or
exposure of the film. Using a damaged cartridge can cause
camera trouble.
Do not allow the data disk to become soiled because this can
render the cartridge unusable.
Understanding the Visual Exposure Indicator
Unexposed
Partially exposed
Exposed
Processed
cartridges with the
(unexposed) visual exposure
• Only
indicator can be used with this camera.
When
a
cartridge
with
other
than
visual exposure indicator
• is loaded, the camera will rewindthethe film
and set the cartridge
to
(exposed).
along plenty of film cartridges when traveling to foreign
• Take
countries and other areas where cartridge purchasing may be
•
difficult.
Do not forcibly move the visual exposure indicator because
this may damage the cartridge. Using a damaged cartridge
can result in camera trouble.
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DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
To Adjust the Viewfinder to Compensate for Near-and far-sighted Vision
Slide the diopter adjustment lever until the
viewfinder display becomes clear.
Slide to the right if you are far-sighted or to the left if you
are near-sighted.
USING THE STRAP/SOFT CASE
The soft case can also be carried on a belt.
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OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS
Basic Shooting Procedures
1.
Load a battery (p. 15).
2.
Turn on the power switch.
Make sure
mark is not displayed on the LCD panel.
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3.
Open the cartridge cover (p. 19).
4.
Insert a cartridge (p. 20).
5.
Close the cartridge cover. The film will
automatically advance to the first
frame (p. 20).
6.
Make sure is displayed and the
exposure counter reads .
7.
Operate the zoom lever to compose
the scene (p. 21).
8.
Place the autofocus frame on the
subject on which you want to focus
(p. 22).
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9.
Press the shutter release button halfway
to make sure the green lamp lights.
10.
Press the shutter release button fully and
take the picture (p. 22).
The shutter will not release when the red
lamp is blinking.
11.
When the film reaches the end, it will
automatically rewind (p. 26).
will be displayed on the LCD panel.
12.
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Open the cartridge cover and remove
the cartridge (p. 26).
LOADING THE BATTERY
Use one 3V lithium battery (DL123A or CR123A)
1.
Slide the battery compartment
cover.
Open the cover as shown.
When replacing the battery, make sure to turn
the power switch OFF before unloading the
batteries.
2.
Insert the new battery correctly as
shown and close the battery
compartment cover tightly.
Align the (+) and (-) directions of the batteries
correctly as shown.
Read "Battery Handling" on page 52.
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CHECKING THE BATTERY
Turn the power switch ON and check the
battery condition.
Immediately after the battery has been
replaced, the battery power level may not
be accurately displayed on the LCD panel.
Turn the power switch ON to check the
accurate battery power level.
Display
Meaning
lights.
Battery is OK.
lights.
Battery is low and should be
replaced.
blinks.
Battery is dead and should
be replaced immediately.
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Note: Keep spare batteries on hand when going on a long trip
or when using the camera in cold weather. Adjust the data of
the quarz date every time the battery is replaced.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
Hold the Camera Correctly.
1. Correct.
2.
Correct.
3.
Incorrect.
not to hold the barrel.
• Try
Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash.
• As
the focal length becomes larger, camera shake or
• movement
becomes more noticeable. Hold the camera firmly
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with both hands while keeping your elbows at sides to prevent
the camera from shaking.
In the vertical position, hold the camera with its flash
positioned at the top.
Proper Shutter Release.
The shutter release button has two clicks. Practice
before loading the film.
the shutter release button
1. Depress
halfway to lock the focus.
Focus and exposure will be locked properly.
Make sure
The green lamp next to the viewfinder lights.
2.
Depress the shutter release button fully
to release the shutter and take the
picture.
Cautions:
• Press the shutter release button gently.
• Avoid shaking the camera when pressing the shutter
release button to prevent blurry pictures.
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LOADING THE CARTRIDGE FILM
BASIC OPERATIONS
This camera uses IX240 cartridges. Just load
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the cartridge; the camera does the rest
automatically.
1. Make sure is not displayed on the
LCD panel.
Note: Use only cartridges with the (Unexposed) visual exposure indicator (p. 10).
2.
Move the cartridge cover release
lever as shown.
Open the cartridge cover.
3.
Insert the cartridge correctly and close
the cartridge cover.
The film will advance automatically to the
first frame.
While the film is advancing to the first frame,
the film speed is displayed on the LCD panel.
4.
Make sure the exposure counter reads
If or appears blinking, the film will not advance
properly Check the cartridge to ensure the
(unexposed)
visual exposure indicator appears
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TAKING PICTURES
1. Set the power switch to ON.
Make sure
The lens barrier opens and the lens extends.
2.
Look through the viewfinder, press the
Zoom lever and compose the picture.
Do not look directly at the sun through the
viewfinder.
On TELE, the lens can zoom-in to 90mm.
On WIDE, the lens can zoom-out to 30mm.
• The zoom changes focal length at seven steps.
power will automatically turn off when the
• The
camera is not in use for more than 5 minutes.
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3.
Position the subject inside the
4.
Depress the shutter release button
autofocus frame.
halfway.
The exposure is measured automatically when
the lens extends, the camera focuses on the
subject, and the green lamp lights.
To take a picture with the subject outside the
autofocus frame as shown here, use the focus
lock (p. 24).
5.
Depress the shutter release button fully
to take the picture.
The film automatically advances to the next
frame, and the exposure counter increases by
one digit.
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Working Distance
The focus range of the camera is 0.6 m (2 ft) to (Infinity).
The camera cannot focus on a subject that is closer than
0.6 m (2 ft) even though the shutter still releases and the
green lamp blinks.
• When the shutter release button is pressed halfway, the
image in the viewfinder gets larger, but this does not affect
the final image in the picture.
Focus
is adjusted automatically by the autofocus but,
• depending
on the conditions, the autofocus may have
difficulty focusing on some subjects (p. 47).
Close-up Correction
Picture frame
Close-up correction marks
Image area of picture at 0.6 m (2ft)
The viewfinder's picture frame shows the area that can be shot
for subjects at . However, the picture area will move lower in
the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. At 0.6 m (2ft), the
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shaded area is the actual available image area. In this case, the
subject should be positioned below the close-up correction
marks.
USING THE FOCUS LOCK
To avoid taking out of focus pictures.
The focus lock is used when the subject is outside
the autofocus frame.
the subject within the
1. Position
autofocus frame and press the shutter
release button halfway.
• The exposure will also be locked at this time.
The autofocus lock is released when the finger
is removed from the shutter release button.
2.
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Still pressing the shutter release button
lightly, recompose the scene as desired
and then fully press the shutter release
button to take the picture.
AFTER SHOOTING
Turn the power switch to OFF.
Make sure
The lens is retracted and the lens barrier is
closed.
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UNLOADING THE CARTRIDGE FILM
The film will be rewound automatically when the
end of the roll is reached.
•
Wait until the sound of the motor operation stops and
is
displayed in the exposure counter. Then open the cartridge
cover and remove the cartridge. The cartridge visual
exposure indicator will be set to
(exposed).
Rewinding in Mid-roll
To rewind the film in mid-roll:
Open the control
panel.
Use a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen
to lightly press the mid-roll rewind button.
cartridge visual exposure indicator (exposed) is set
• The
even when the film is rewound before the end is reached.
Because of that cartridges cannot be re-used after being
rewound in mid-roll. However, the visual exposure of
cartridges that were rewound when no exposure have been
made will remain
(Unexposed). This cartridge can be
used even when rewound.
not forcibly move the visual exposure indicator because
• Do
this may damage the cartridge. Using a damaged
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cartridge can result in camera trouble.
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
SETTING THE PRINT TYPE
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Setting the Print Type
Set the print type selector switch to the desired
type: C, H or P.
Print type selector switch
H type viewfinder
C type viewfinder
P type viewfinder
Always keep the print type selector switch set
correctly. The print type setting is magnetically
recorded on the film. The number of exposures
does not change even when the print type is
changed.
Print area on film
Print
Print Type Setting Configuration
For H type prints, the images are printed without
change. With C type, the left and right sides of the
images are cut. With P type, the tops and bottoms of
the images are cut. The aspect ratios of the three print
types are shown in the table below.
Print type
Aspect ratio
C type
Approx. 2:3
H type
Approx. 9:16
P type
Approx. 1:3
The negatives cannot be seen.
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Requesting Development and Printing
Use only processors displaying the
mark when
requesting film developing and printing. The developed
film will be returned in the cartridge. The prints will be
marked with the same ID number found on the film, as
shown on page 30.
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Print rear surface (example)
Index prints (example)
ID number
Frame number
Date
Ask your local processor for details concerning
index prints.
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Making Additional Prints (Extra printing)
1. Make sure that the cartridge ID number is the same
as the ID numbers on the backs of the regular prints
or index prints to be copied before taking the cartridge
to the processor.
2. Use the frame numbers printed on the backs of the
regular prints or index prints when ordering additional
copies.
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Print prices will differ depending on the print type.
The handling of index prints will differ depending on
the processor.
Ask your local processor for details.
USING THE SHOOTING MODES
This camera has seven shooting modes. Use these
modes in accordance with the photographic
conditions and your purpose.
Setting the Modes
Each time the shooting mode button is pressed, the mode
will change sequentially as shown on page 33.
Warning: Do not use the flash when the camera is
extremely close to the eyes of people and animals. This will
temporarily impair eyesight.
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LCD Panel Display
Mode
Function/ Application
Auto Flash
Automatically fires in low-light conditions
(p. 34)
Red-eye
Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when
Reducing Flash a subject's eyes appear red in flash photos). (p. 35)
Off (Flash
The flash does not fire. (p. 36)
Override)
Fill-In Flash
Fires regardless of available light. (p. 37)
(Forced
Activation)
Landscape
To shoot distant subjects like mountains and clouds.
(p. 38)
Night Scene
Flash
Lights the subject in the foreground with a night
scene in the background. (p. 39)
Red-eye
Significantly reduces the "red-eye" phenomenon
Reducing Night against a night background, (p. 40)
Scene Flash
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AUTO FLASH
In this mode, the flash fires automatically when the
light level is low. This mode should normally be used.
1. Press the shutter release button
halfway. If the red lamp is on, the flash
will fire.
Fully press the shutter release button.
Red lamp indications
the flash will fire
Lights:
Goes out: the flash will not fire
Blinks:
the shutter cannot be released until the
flash is fully charged.
Flash Range (negative color film)
ISO
200
400
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W (Wide angle)
0.6~4.1m (2ft~13.5ft)
0.6~5.8m (2ft~19ft)
T (Telephoto)
0.6~2.4m (2ft~7.9ft)
0.6~3.4m (2ft~11.2ft)
RED-EYE REDUCING FLASH
Significantly reduces the phenomenon of
"red-eye" (when subject's eyes appear red
in flash photography).
In the
flash mode, the camera will fire a series of
more than 20 pre-flashes before the regular flash. This
makes the subject's pupils contract, significantly
reducing red-eye. Except for the pre-flashes, this
mode is the same as the Auto Flash mode.
Red-eye reduction may not be effective when the
subject:
1. Is not looking at the flash from the right front.
2. Is not watching the pre-flashes.
3. Is too far from the camera.
4. Does not respond to the pre-flashes due to
particular individual characteristics.
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IMPORTANT: Be sure to hold the camera still until the
shutter releases. It takes approximately one second.
OFF(Flash Override)
Use this mode when you do not want to use the flash
even in a dark place. The flash will not fire even if the
light level is low. This mode can also be used in such
places as museums where flash is prohibited, for night
scenes, etc.
The shutter speed can be set to as slow as 1 sec. It
is recommended that a tripod be used to avoid
blurring due to camera shake.
Note: When the power switch is turned OFF, the camera
returns to the Auto Flash mode.
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FILL-IN FLASH (Forced Activation)
Use this mode when you want the flash to fire
regardless of lighting conditions. The flash will always
fire in this mode. This mode is useful for softening the
shadows of subjects in the shade of a tree, etc., with
backlit subjects, and under fluorescent and other
artificial lighting.
Always make sure the subject is within the flash
range (p. 34). The effect of the flash will be less
evident in bright lighting.
Note: When the power switch is turned OFF, the camera returns
to the Auto Flash mode.
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LANDSCAPE
Use this mode to shoot a landscape photograph
through a window or to shoot distant subjects such as
mountains or clouds.
Select the Landscape mode.
The camera automatically sets the working
distance at infinity.
• The flash will not fire.
• The shutter speed can be set to as slow as 1 sec.
In dark places, it is recommended that a tripod be
used to avoid blurring due to camera shake.
• Moving subjects will be blurred when
photographed at the slower shutter speeds.
Note: When the power is turned off and on again, the camera
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returns to the Auto Flash mode.
NIGHT SCENE FLASH
Use this mode to capture a night scene with
or without a subject in the foreground
beautifully.
Notes:
• Since a slow shutter speed (down to 1 second) is
automatically selected in low-light situations, use a
tripod to prevent blurred pictures caused by camera
shake.
• When the power switch is turned OFF, the camera
returns to the Auto Flash mode.
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RED-EYE REDUCING NIGHT
SCENE FLASH
Significantly reduces the "red-eye"
phenomenon often seen when people are
photographed against a night background.
The camera will fire a series of more than 20 pre-
flashes before the flash fires. This makes the subject's
pupils contract, significantly reducing the red-eye.
Except for the pre-flashes, this mode is the same as
the Night Scene mode.
Read the precautionary remarks in "Red-eye
Reducing Flash" (p. 35) and "Night Scene Flash"
(p. 39).
Note: When the power switch is turned OFF, the camera
switches to the Red-eye Reducing Flash mode.
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SELFTIMER
To Put Yourself in the Picture
1.
Open the control panel.
Press the
button.
will be
displayed on the LCD panel.
Make sure
Use a tripod to hold the camera securely.
2.
Aim at your subject, and press the
shutter release button.
10 sec.: Selftimer indicator lights
2 sec.: Blinks
The shutter will be released approximatery 12
seconds after the shutter release.
Notes:
• The focus and exposure will be locked when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway.
• The selftimer is disengaged when the shutter is released.
• To cancel the selftimer after it has been activated, press the
button again.
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REMOTE CONTROL (optional)
Press the
button.
will be
1. displayed on the LCD panel.
After shooting, press the
button again to
cancel the selftimer/remote control mode.
Remote control operation is canceled
automatically when not in use for more than
5 minutes.
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2.
Aim the remote control at the camera,
and press the button. The shutter will be
released after about 3 seconds.
Notes:
• Use the remote control within the range shown at left.
• The camera will focus on the subject directly in front of
it.
remote control may not work when the subject is
• The
backlit. In this case, use the selftimer.
remote control may not work when there is
• The
inverted fluorescent light near the camera.
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CORRECTING THE DATA
1. Open the control panel.
2.
Press and hold the MODE button for at
least two seconds. The year indication
should start blinking at the time.
3.
Press the SEL button to choose the data
you want to correct. The selected data
will start blinking.
Each time you press the SEL button, the
blinking indicator changes in the order of
year, month, day, hour, and minute.
4.
Press the SET button to correct the
data.
If you keep the button pressed, the numbers
will run in rapid succession.
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5.
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Press the MODE button again to
complete data correction.
PRINTING THE DATE AND TIME
1. Open the control panel.
2.
Press the MODE button to select the
display to be printed.
Year/month/day
Month/day/year
Day/month/year
Hour/minute
No printing
Each time the MODE button is pressed, the display will
change in the sequence shown in the diagram on the left.
• The quartz date function uses the same power
source as the main unit. Be sure to correct the
data after the battery is replaced.
• The printing of dates is handled differently by different
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processors. For details, ask your local processor.
• Date data is recorded magnetically but is not
printed on the film.
• Date data is recorded magnetically to enable
printing on either the front or the back of prints.
CAMERA MAINTENANCE
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: What kind of subjects are difficult for autofocus? And what
should be done in such cases?
A: The following subjects are difficult for autofocus; therefore,
use the focus lock to focus on another subject at the same
distance or, when the subject is at a distance, use the Landscape mode.
1. Glossy subjects.
2. Black objects.
3. Scenes shot through glass or metal netting.
4. Objects such as smoke or fire that have no substance.
5. Scenes in which the sun appears in the picture.
Q: When a cartridge is inserted, the motor can be heard but
the film does not advance.
A: Remove the cartridge and check the visual exposure indicator. If the visual exposure indicator is set to O (unexposed) re-insert the cartridge; otherwise, insert a new cartridge.
Q: What happens if the cartridge cover is opened with a par-
tially exposed cartridge inside?
A: Close the cartridge cover immediately. There is possibility
of the film in the cartridge being exposed and rendered
useless; therefore, the film will be rewound. In such cases,
insert a new cartridge.
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Q: How long will the battery last?
A: Approximately 16 rolls of 25-exposure film (50% flash usage,
determined under Olympus test conditions). The battery may
last even longer if the flash and zoom are used infrequently.
Q: What should I do if the lens becomes dirty?
A: Use lens cleaner and lens tissue and gently wipe the lens
clean.
Q: When is the exposure metered?
A: When the shutter release button is partially depressed, the
exposure is metered at the same time that the focus is adjusted. Both are locked while the shutter release button is
partially depressed.
Q: Does the flash become hot?
A: The flash can become hot if used continuously. At such times,
stop using the camera briefly to give the flash time to cool.
Q: Can reversal film be used?
A: Yes. However, the flash range will be approximately 70% of
that for negative film.
Q: Is it possible to change the print type (C, H, P type) when
having copies made?
A: Yes. However, this is handled differently by different processors. For details, ask your local processor.
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CARE AND STORAGE
1.
Do not touch the front surface of the flash
after using the flash continuously in a short
time as the flash may be hot.
2.
Do not leave camera in any place exposed
to excessive heat, humidity, or direct
sunlight --for
forexample,
example, in
inaa car
caror
oron
onthe
the
beach.
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3.
If the camera gets wet, wipe it with a dry
towel immediately. The salt in seawater can
be especially damaging.
4.
Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol
or paint thinner when cleaning the camera.
5.
Do not expose the camera to dust or sand as
this could cause serious damage.
6.
7.
Do not shake or shock the camera.
Do not apply excessive force to the lens
barrel.
• Do not expose the camera to formalin or naphthalene.
• Please keep the camera in a well-ventilated place.
not expose the camera to extreme heat (over 40°C/104°F)
• Do
or to extreme cold (below -10°C/40°F). Low temperatures,
even within this range, may sometimes cause deterioration in
battery performance, temporarily disabling the camera.
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transporting the camera from a cold place to a warm
• When
place or in the event of a sudden temperature change, put
the camera into a plastic bag. This allows the camera's
temperature to change slowly. Once the camera has
adjusted to the new temperature, you can remove it from the
bag and use it.
your hair, hands, strap etc. away from the autofocus
• Keep
window, lens, light sensor and flash.
leaving the camera unused for long periods of time.
• Avoid
This can cause mold to grow on the camera as well as other
•
problems. Try to press the shutter release button and check
the operation of camera before use.
Some airport X-ray machines can damage the film in your
camera. Try to avoid passing your camera through these
machines. Give to the security officer for manual inspection.
camera is controlled by a microcomputer. Problems with
• This
the microcomputer can affect or stop camera operation. If
•
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this happens, remove the batteries, then reload them and try
the camera again. Strong electrical fields can also interfere
with the operation of this camera so try to avoid places or
objects that generate such fields.
This camera is not suitable for professional use or for use
under severe conditions.
BATTERY HANDLING
Use the batteries correctly. Incorrect usage can
result in leaking, heat and damage. When
replacing the batteries, make sure the plus (+) and
minus (-) terminals are correctly aligned.
Do not short, disassemble or charge the batteries.
Never throw batteries into fire because this can
result in spliting or explosion.
Store batteries out of the reach of children. If a
battery is swallowed, consult a physician
immediately.
• Battery performance will drop temporarily at lower
temperatures. In cold areas, protect the camera by
using protective gear or placing it inside your
clothing. Even when performance drops due to low
temperature, it will be restored at normal
temperatures.
• Sweat or oil on the plus (+) and minus (-) terminals
can cause poor contact. Wipe batteries carefully
with a dry cloth before use.
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• We recommend that you carry spare batteries on
long trips, especially in foreign countries where
availability is questionable.
• Please note that the battery supplied with the
camera is for test purposes only; therefore, the
service life cannot be guaranteed.
• There is danger of battery leakage when the camera
is not used for an extended period; therefore,
remove the battery and store in a location with low
humidity and temperature of 20°C (68°F) or less.
• Always observe the cautions listed on the battery.
• Dispose of used batteries as prescribed by local
regulations.
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REMOTE CONTROL (optional) HANDLING
• Keep the remote control out of the reach of
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children. If a child swallows the remote
control, contact a physician immediately.
Never try to disassemble the remote control.
Never expose the remote control to
excessive heat or open flame.
TROUBLESHOOTING
OPERATING PROBLEMS
The camera does not work.
The power is OFF.
Set the power switch to ON. (p. 21)
The battery is loaded incorrectly.
Reload the battery correctly. (p. 15)
The battery is exhausted.
Replace the battery with a new one. (p. 16)
The battery performance has dropped due to cold.
Keep the camera warm while using it. (p. 52)
The cartridge has been exposed and rewound.
Remove the cartridge. (p. 26)
The cartridge is inserted incorrectly.
Remove the cartridge and re-insert correctly. (p. 19)
The red lamp blinks and the shutter cannot be released.
The flash is not yet completely recharged.
Remove your finger from the shutter release button, wait
several seconds until recharging is completed, and then take
the picture. (p. 34)
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The flash will not fire even when the light level is low.
The Flash Off mode has been set.
Set another shooting mode. (p. 32)
You are using high-speed film.
Set the Fill-In mode and take the picture. (p. 37)
PROBLEMS WITH PICTURES
Some pictures are out of focus.
The camera moved when the shutter release button was
pressed.
Hold the camera correctly and press the shutter release
button gently. (p. 18)
The subject was outside the autofocus frame.
Position the subject in the center of the frame or use the
focus lock. (p. 24)
The lens or autofocus window was dirty.
Clean the lens and autofocus window. (p. 6)
A finger, etc., was in front of the autofocus window.
Hold the camera correctly, keeping the fingers, etc.,
away from the autofocus window. (p. 17)
The subject was closer than the minimum focusing
distance of 0.6m (2ft).
Position the subject 0.6m (2ft) or more away from the
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camera and take the picture. (p. 23)
You stood directly in front of the camera and pressed the
shutter release button when using the selftimer.
Press the shutter release button while looking through
the viewfinder, not when standing in front of the camera.
(p. 41)
The finished prints are dark.
The fingers, etc., were in front of the flash.
Hold the camera correctly so the flash is not covered by
the fingers, etc. (p. 17)
The subject was beyond the flash range.
Position the subject within the flash range. (p. 34)
The Flash Off mode was set.
Check the shooting mode and reset if necessary. (p. 36)
The picture was taken with backlighting.
Set the Fill-in mode and take the picture. (p. 37)
The colors in indoor pictures are not normal.
The colors were affected by the color of the indoor lighting.
Set the Fill-In mode and take the picture. (p. 37)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Fully automatic, autofocus lens-shutter camera
with built-in 30mm ~ 90mm zoom lens.
Film format: IX240 cartridge film.
Image size: 16.7mm x 30.2mm
Print type: Three selectable types (C, H, P) with
magnetic IX (information input) function.
Lens: Olympus lens, 30mm ~ 90mm, F4.8 ~ 10.5,
8 elements in 6 groups.
Zoom drive: Step zoom system.
Shutter: Electronically controlled lens shutter.
Shutter speeds:1/400 sec. - 1 sec.
Focusing: Active type autofocus with focus lock.
Focusing range: 0.6m (2ft) ~ infinity with Landscape
mode.
Viewfinder: Real image type zoom viewfinder. C, H, P
print type selection.
Magnification: 0.52X-1.43X.
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Viewfinder displays: Autofocus frame, close-up
correction marks, autofocus indicator and flash
indicator.
Exposure control: Programmed AE, auto-flash at low
light levels.
Exposure counter: Progressive type LCD panel
display.
Film speed range: Automatic setting.
Automatic setting range: ISO25 ~ ISO3200.
Film loading: One-touch insertion, automatic loading
(automatically advances to first frame when
cartridge cover is closed).
Film advance: Automatic film winding.
Film rewind: Automatic rewind at end of roll. Mid-roll
rewind also possible.
Selftimer: Electronic selftimer with approx. 12 sec.
delay.
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Remote control (optional): Infrared remote control unit
with 3-sec. delay.
Flash: Built-in flash.
Flash recycle time: approx. 4.5 sec. (with new battery
at normal temperature).
Flash range:
ISO200 negative color:
WIDE: 0.6m ~ 4.1m (2ft~13.5ft)
TELE: 0.6m ~ 2.4m (2ft~7.9ft)
ISO400 negative color:
WIDE: 0.6m ~ 5.8m (2ft~19ft)
TELE: 0.6m ~ 3.4m (2ft~11.2ft)
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Shooting modes: Auto (Automatic flash activation in
lowlight),
Red-eye Reducing
(otherwise same as in Auto),
Flash Off (no
flash), Fill-In (forced activation),
Night Scene
(for night scenes with slowest shutter speed of 1
sec. Other functions operate same as in Auto),
Red-eye Reducing Night Scene (otherwise
same as in Night Scene).
Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel.
Power source: One 3V lithium battery (DL123A or
CR123A).
Dimensions: 121mm (W) x 67mm (H) x 40mm (D)
(4.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 in) (excluding protrusions).
Weight: 225 grams (7.1 oz) (not including battery).
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SPECIFICATIONS FOR DATE UNIT
Data recording method: Recording using magnetic IX
(information input) function.
Data coding: Year-month-day, month-day-year, daymonth-year, hour-minute and no data.
External display of recorded data:
Always displayed on LCD panel.
Automatic calendar function:
Automatic compensation to the year 2037.
Power source: ordinarily used with camera body.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR OBLIGATION ON THE
PART OF THE MANUFACTURER.
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD.
San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shln|uku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 03-3340-2211
OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A.Tel. 516-844-5000/1-800-622-6372
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.(EUROPA) GMBH.
(Premises/Goods delivery) Wendenstrasse 14-16,20097 Hamburg, Germany. Tel. 040-237730
(Letters) Postfach 10 49 08,20034 Hamburg, Germany.
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.(U.K.) LTD.
2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y0TX, United Kingdom. Tel. 0171-253-2772
CZ 8918
0697.10MM
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