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Olympus 3000 DLX Digital Camera User Manual
INSTRUCTIONS
Before using your SuperZoom3000DLX, read
this manual carefully to ensure correct use.
We recommend that you take test shots to get
accustomed to your SuperZoom3000DLX
before taking important photographs.
Thank you for purchasing the Olympus
SuperZoom3000DLX.
MAIN FEATURES
Built-in 38mm ~ 110mm 3X zoom lens.
Weatherproof
Remote control (optional)
Versatile functions including AF-P mode to ensure that
approaching subjects are in focus.
Quarts date or time imprinting.
Symbols used in this manual:
2
Incorrect
Manual
operation
Next
operation
Operation
order
Automatic
operation
Operation
sound
Indicator on
Indicator
blinking
Attention
Depress
halfway
Names and functions of parts …… 4
PREPARATIONS
BASIC OPERATIONS
Viewfinder display/LCD panel …… 6
Diopter adjustment ....................... 7
Using the strap............................... 8
Unloading the film
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Using the flash modes ·················· 25
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12
13
14
16
18
23
Infinity............................. 35
Double exposure
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Using the subject modes ··············· 29
Spot ···································· 30
Selftimer
Auto-Zoom
Printing the date and time..............40
Correcting the data ........................41
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Night Scene ······························ 33
AF-P..............................................
CAMERA
MAINTENANCE
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Loading the batteries
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Checking the batteries
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Points to remember ············
Loading the film ......................................................................................................
Taking pictures ················································································
Menu selection ······························ 24
ADVANCED
TECHNIQUES
Outline of operations
34
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Remote control (optional) ..............39
Caring for your weatherproof camera...................................
42
Questions and answers
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Care and storage...................................................................................................... 45
Battery handling ...................................................................................................... 46
Troubleshooting .....................................................................
Specifications
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NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS
MENU SELECT
dial (See p. 24.)
Shutter release
button
Date indicator
LCD panel
Displays the camera's mode
and operation conditions.
(See p. 6.)
PREPARATIONS
(See p. 15.)
Power ON/OFF
Selftimer
indicator
switch (See p. 18.)
Flash
Autofocus
windows
Light sensor
Strap eyelet
Zoom buttons (See p. 19.)
Viewfinder
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Lens
zooms in — telephoto.
zooms out — wide-angle.
Diopter adjustment
Selftimer / remote control
Viewfinder (See p. 6.)
Control (See p. 7.)
button (See p. 38.)
Mid-roll rewind
button (See p. 23.)
MENU button
(See p. 24.)
Film window
Back cover
release
MODE and SET
buttons for
date unit
(See p. 40 / 41.)
Tripod socket
Back cover
Battery compartment
cover
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL
Viewfinder Display
Close-up correction marks
At a close distance, your subject must
be positioned within the close-up
correction marks.
Orange lamp
Lights when the flash
will fire.
Autofocus mark
Position your subject
within the autofocus
Green lamp
mark.
Lights when the subject is
in focus.
Auto-zoom (p. 32)
LCD Panel
Flash modes (p. 25)
Selftimer/remote control (p. 38 / 39)
Battery check (p. 13)
Exposure counter (p. 17)
Night scene (p. 33)
AF-P (p. 34)
Double exposure
(p. 36)
Infinity (p. 35)
Spot (p. 30)
Normal
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DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
To Adjust the Viewfinder to Compensate for Near- and Farsighted Vision.
Turn the diopter adjustment control
until the viewfinder display becomes
clear.
Turn to the left if you
are farsighted or to
the right if you are
nearsighted.
7
USING THE STRAP
Attaching the Strap
8
Using the Soft Case (optional)
The optional
remote control
can also be
attached to
the loop on the
outside of the
case.
9
OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS
Basic Shooting Procedures
10
Load the batteries (p. 12).
Open the back cover (p. 16).
Load the film (p. 16).
Press the zoom buttons for
telephoto or wide-angle
Place the autofocus mark on the
subject you want to take a
picture of (p. 19).
Depress the shutter release
button halfway to make sure the
green lamp lights (p. 20).
photography (p. 18).
Close the back cover (p. 17).
(p. 18).
Make sure the exposure counter
on the LCD panel reads / (p. 17).
Depress the shutter release button
When the film reaches the end, it
Open the back cover to remove
fully to take a picture (p. 20).
will automatically rewind (p. 23).
the rewound film (p. 23).
Set the ON/OFF switch to ON
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LOADING THE BATTERIES
Turn the battery cover to
with a coin. Press
firmly to remove the battery
cover.
Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A
or DL123A).
Before loading the batteries, set the
ON/OFF switch to OFF.
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Insert the batteries,
Replace the battery cover.
Turn the battery cover
back to to lock in place.
Be sure the batteries are aligned
correctly as shown.
Read "Battery Handling" on page 46.
CHECKING THE BATTERIES
Set the ON/OFF switch
to ON.
Batteries are OK. The mark
disappears after 12 sec.
Batteries are low.
Have spares handy.
Batteries should be replaced
immediately.
13
POINTS TO REMEMBER
Hold the Camera Correctly.
Correct.
Correct.
Hold the camera firmly with both hands.
In the vertical position, hold the camera with
its flash positioned at the top.
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Incorrect.
Caution:
Keep your fingers away
from the lens, flash,
autofocus windows and
light sensor.
Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film.
Depress the
shutter release
button halfway
Depress the
shutter release
button fully
Cautions:
•Press the shutter
release button gently
•Avoid shaking the
camera when pressing
the shutter release
button to prevent blurry
To lock the focus.
The green lamp lights in
the viewfinder.
To release the
shutter and take
the picture.
15
LOADING THE FILM
BASIC OPERATIONS
Slide the back cover
release upwards to open
the back cover.
16
Insert the film cartridge,
making sure the film is
lying flat.
Correct
Incorrect
Align the film leader
with the red mark,and
close the back cover.
The film automatically
advances to the first frame.
Set the ON/OFF switch
to ON.
The exposure counter on the LCD
panel reads
Note:
If blinks in the exposure counter, as
shown above, reload the film.
17
TAKING PICTURES
Set the ON/OFF switch
to ON.
The lens protector opens, the lens
extends slightly, and the LCD panel
activates.
18
Aim the camera at your
subject. Use the zoom
buttons for telephoto or
wide-angle photography.
How to Use the Zoom
Buttons
Telephoto: Press the
button to zoom in.
Position your subject
within the autofocus
mark.
Max. telephoto
focal length:
110mm
Wide-angle: Press the
button to zoom out.
Max. wide-angle
focal length:
38mm
Autofocus mark
The zoom speed varies according to the
pressure applied to the zoom button.
19
Depress the shutter
release button halfway.
Depress the shutter
release button fully.
The film automatically advances to the
The green lamp lights.
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next frame.
This camera has a built-in multiautofocus system, which
automatically focuses on the
subject even in compositions
such as the one shown on the
right. When the subject is not in
the center of the viewfinder, it
may be necessary to use the
Spot mode (p. 30).
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Working Distance
Close-Up Correction
Picture frame
Close-up correction marks
The focus range of the
camera is 0.6 m (2 ft)
to (infinity).
When the subject is closer than
0.6 m (2 ft), the shutter will not
release. (The green lamp
blinks.)
When the subject is extremely
close to the camera, the
subject will be out of focus
although the shutter releases.
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Image area of picture
at 0.6 m (2 ft)
The viewfinder's picture frame is the
area that can be shot of subjects at
(infinity). However, the picture area will
move lower in the viewfinder as you get
closer to the subject. At 0.6 m (2 ft), the
shaded area is the actual available
image area. In this case, the subject
should be positioned below the closeup correction marks.
UNLOADING THE FILM
The camera automatically
rewinds the film when you
reach the end of a roll.
Rewinding the film before
the end of the roll
After the motor stops and starts
blinking on the LCD panel open the
back cover and remove the film
Press the mid roll rewind button with the
tip of a ballpoint pen or the like. Do not
use an instrument with a sharp tip.
Note The final number of exposures may sometimes
exceed the number of exposures specified on the fiIm
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Engage the Flash Modes and
MENU SELECTION ToSubject
Modes
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
When you press the
MENU button...
The menus of the flash modes and
subject modes will be alternately
displayed on the LCD panel. The
engaged mode will blink.
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When you turn the MENU
SELECT dial with the
MENU button pressed
The modes in each menu will change in
order. Release your finger from the
MENU button to select the mode.
USING THE FLASH MODES
This camera has four flash modes Select the flash mode
according to your shooting conditions and needs
Follow the procedure on
page 24 to display and
engage the flash modes
The flash mode changes
in the order shown on the
right
Mode
Function
Automatically fires in low light
and backlit conditions (p. 26)
Significantly reduces the phenomenon of red eye (when a subject's
eyes appear red) (p. 27)
The flash does not fire (p. 28)
Fires regardless of available
light (p. 28)
Notes AUTO-S wiII not be canceled when the power is turned OFF All other
modes wiII return to the AUTO mode
In the Auto and Auto-S Flash modes
the flash strength is automatically controlled to prevent pictures from being
overexposed even when the subjects are close
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AUTO (Auto Flash)
In the Auto Flash mode, the flash will fire automatically in
low-light and backlit conditions.
Flash Working Range
ISO
Wide (38mm)
Tele (110mm)
100
0.6m~5.9m
(2ft~19.4ft)
0.6m~2.8m
(2ft~9.2ft)
0.6m~8.3m
0.6m~3.9m
(2ft~27.2ft)
(2ft~12.8ft)
0.6m~11.8m
0.6m~5.6m
(2ft~38.7ft)
(2ft~18.4ft)
200
The orange lamp in the upper right of
the viewfinder lights when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway
400
Note: In some situations such as when the subject is too small occasionally the flash may not fire automatically
even in the backlight (This is more likely to occur with telephoto ) If this occurs use the FILL IN mode
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AUTO-S (Red-Eye Reducing Flash)
Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a
subject's eyes appear red)
In the Auto-S Flash mode, the camera will emit a
series of low power pre-flashes before the regular
flash. This makes the subjects' pupils contract
significantly reducing red eye. Except for the pre-
flashes, this mode is the same as the Auto Flash
mode.
Note: Red eye reduction may not be effective with
some individuals or if the subject wasn't watching
the pre-flashes.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to hold the camera still until
the shutter releases
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OFF (Flash Override)
(Forced Activation)
When you don't want the flash to
fire, even in the dark
When you want to fire the flash
every shot
In the Flash Off mode, the flash does not fire even in
low light conditions. Use this mode in situations
where flash photography is not desired or is
prohibited.
In the Fill-In Flash mode, the flash fires regardless of
available Iight. This mode can be used to brighten
up a subject's shaded face, for example.
Note Since a slow shutter speed (down to 2
seconds) is automatically selected in low-light
situations the use of a tripod is recommended to
prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the
camera
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FILL-IN
USING THE SUBJECT MODES
The cameras seven subject modes offer a variety of functions
Follow the procedure on
page 24 to display and
engage the subject
modes The subject mode
changes in the order as
shown on the right
Functi on
Mode
Spot (p. 30)
You can focus and set the exposure for
the main subject
Auto Zoom (p. 32)
You can keep the subject's head and
shoulders framed in the viewfinder
Night Scene (p. 33)
You can capture a night scene
beautifully
AF-P (p. 34)
You can focus on subjects approaching
the camera
lnfinity (p. 35)
You can shoot distant subjects like
mountains clouds and fireworks
Double Exposure (p. 36)
You can combine the images on a
single frame
Notes
When the power is turned OFF and ON again the camera returns to the
Normal mode
When the Normal mode is engaged NORMAL on the LCD panel wilI disappear
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SPOT
To Focus and Set the Exposure for the Main Subject
Engage the Spot mode and
position the autofocus mark
on your subject Press the
shutter release button halfway
In the case above the camera will focus
on the flowers in the foreground and the
mam subject will be out of focus when
shot in the normal mode
30
The green lamp lights
Reposition your subject in
the picture frame while
keeping the shutter release
button depressed halfway.
When the shutter release
button is pressed halfway,
the focus and exposure will
be locked in the center of
the autofocus mark.
Depress the shutter release
button fully to take the
picture.
The use of the Spot mode is
recommended in the following
cases.
When there is an object in front
of the main subject.
When the subject is on the
edge of the frame.
When the background is
brighter than the subject (the
subject is backlit).
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Keep the Subject's Head-andAUTO-ZOOM To
Shoulders Framed in the Viewfinder
Engage the Auto-Zoom
mode, and press the
shutter release button
halfway
The lens will automatically zoom until the
frame is filled with an adult's head and
shoulders
When the lens stops
zooming, press the
shutter release button
fully
Even in the Auto Zoom mode it is possible
to use the zoom button
Note Outside 1.3 ~ 3.9 m (4.3 ~ 12.8 ft) the subject won't be zoomed in to the frame as specified
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NIGHT SCENE
To Capture a Night Scene Beautifully
Engage the Night Scene mode.
Any flash mode can be combined with the Night Scene mode.
When in the Auto, Auto-S, or Fill In mode:
When in the Flash-Off mode:
Both the subject in the foreground and the
The night scene will be properly exposed.
night scene will be properly exposed.
Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 2 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations, the use
of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera.
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AF-P
To Focus on a Subject Approaching the Camera.
Engage the AF-P mode.
Aim the camera at the
approaching subject Press
the shutter release button.
Notes
The Auto-S mode cannot be combined with the
AF-P mode. If the AF-P mode is engaged in the
Auto-S mode, the flash mode will change to Auto
and return to Auto-S when the AF-P mode is
canceled.
The focus will be adjusted according
to the movement of the subject
AF-P mode working distance: 0.6 ~ 4m (2 ~ 13 ft)
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Selftimer/Remote control cannot be used in the
AF-P mode.
The camera focuses only on the center of the
autofocus mark so make sure not to let the center
of the autofocus mark shift from the subject.
The orange and green lamps won't light when you
press the shutter release button halfway However
if the shutter release button is pressed before the
flash is recharged or outside the working range
(less than 0.6 m/2 ft) the respective lamp will blink
and the shutter will be locked.
Moving subjects may be blurred even when in
exact focus.
INFINITY
To Shoot Distant Subjects Like Mountains, Clouds, and Fireworks
Engage the Infinity mode.
Aim at the subject Press
the shutter release button.
Notes
The flash mode will automatically
change to Flash Off. When the Infinity
mode is canceled, the flash mode will
return to the previous mode.
When the shutter release button is
pressed halfway the exposure will be
locked.
The working distance will be set at
infinity.
35
DOUBLE EXPOSURE
To Expose Two Images on a Single Frame
Engage the Double Exposure
mode. Press the shutter release
button to take the first exposure.
The film will not advance
on the LCD panel will blink.
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Take the second
exposure.
The film will advance and
the Double Exposure mode
will be disengaged.
Note: After the first frame has
been exposed, the Double
Exposure mode cannot be
canceled by switching off the
power. To cancel it after the first
shot, follow the procedure on
page 24 to change the mode.
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SELFTIMER
To Put Yourself in the Picture
Press the /REMOTE
button.
is displayed
on the LCD panel.
Notes:
The focus and exposure wiII be locked when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway.
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Aim at your subject,
and press the shutter
release button.
The shutter will be released 12
seconds later.
After the shutter is released, the camera wiII return to the
Normal mode.
To cancel the selftimer after it has been activated, press the /REMOTE button again.
REMOTE CONTROL (optional)
Press the /REMOTE
button.
is displayed
on the LCD panel.
Aim the remote control at the
camera, and press the button.
The shutter will be released
after 3 seconds.
After shooting, press the /
REMOTE button again to cancel
the selftimer/remote control mode.
Notes:
Use the remote control within the above range.
The camera will focus on the subject directly in
front of it.
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PRINTING THE DATE AND TIME
Choose the desired mode
with the MODE button.
No data
Year-month-day
Month-day-year
Day-month-year
Day-hour-minute
The mode will switch in the described order by
pressing the MODE button.
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The quartz date shares the
power source with the main unit.
Make sure to correct the data
after the batteries are replaced.
The data is imprinted in the lower
right of the picture. If there is
something whitish or tinged with
orange where the data is
imprinted, the data may be
difficult to read.
CORRECTING THE DATA
Press the MODE button
for two seconds or
longer.
The year indication will start blinking.
Press the mode button again to
choose the data to be corrected
until it starts blinking. And press the
SET button to correct the data.
If you press the button once, the number on display
will advance by 1. And if you keep it pressed, the
numbers will run through in rapid succession.
Note: As you press the mode button, the blinking indication changes in the order of year, month, day, hour,
and minute. The data correction will be finished when the mode button is pressed again.
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CARING FOR YOUR WEATHERPROOF CAMERA
CAMERA MAINTENANCE
This camera is weatherproof. However, it is not designed for underwater use. Please
note the following warnings and use the camera correctly.
Splashing water
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At the seaside
Rain
Do not submerge the camera or
attempt to take pictures
underwater.
Do not wash the camera.
Rubber gaskets are located
inside the rear of the camera.
Check the gaskets for wear and
carefully remove any sand and
dust to maintain a weatherproof
seal.
If the camera has been splashed by water, etc., clean the camera with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
Do not touch the rubber gasket on the battery compartment cover or the rubber gasket on the camera
back with excessive force. Do not remove the gaskets.
Gaskets should be replaced after approximately three years, although they may require replacement
earlier than that depending on use and wear.
If the gaskets are damaged or need replacement, contact your nearest Olympus service center.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: How long will the batteries last?
A: If you use 24 exposure rolls of film and
use the flash on half of all your
pictures two new 3V lithium batteries
(DL123A/CR123A) will last for 30 or
more rolls of film If you do not use the
flash and zoom very often the batteries
will last much longer.
Q:How should I clean the lens?
A: Wipe the lens gently with a soft clean
cotton cloth that has been moistened
with a small amount of lens cleaning
fluid.
Q: Can I use film that is not DX coded?
A: Yes but only ISO 100 film.
Q: When does the camera measure and
set the exposure?
A: When the shutter release button is depressed halfway the camera measures
both the exposure and focus and locks
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them as long as the shutter release
button remains halfway depressed.
Q: Why did my camera make a loud
noise and retract the lens right after I
replaced the batteries?
A: Because you replaced the batteries
while the power was on Be sure to
switch off the power before replacing
the batteries.
Q: Can the battery in the optional remote
control be replaced with a new one?
A: No it cannot be replaced but lasts
about 8 years.
CARE AND STORAGE
CAUTIONS
DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
EXTREME HEAT (OVER 40°C/104°F) OR TO
EXTREME COLD (BELOW -10°C/14°F)
AVOID SUDDEN TEMPERATURE CHANGES
AND HUMIDITY
DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS
DO NOT APPLY EXCESSIVE FORCE TO THE
CAMERA OR ITS CONTROLS
DO NOT TOUCH THE CONTACT POINTS
INSIDE THE CAMERA
DO NOT USE ORGANIC SOLVENTS
THINNERS OR BENZINE TO CLEAN THE
CAMERA
AVOID STRONG IMPACT CAUSED BY
BUMPING OR DROPPING THE CAMERA
DO NOT IMMERSE THE CAMERA IN
WATER
DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
EXCESSIVE DUST AND SAND
DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO THE
COLD WHEN IT'S WET OR THE LENS
PROTECTOR ETC MAY FREEZE, MAKING
THE CAMERA INOPERABLE.
THE LENS BARREL IS FINISHED WITH
A SPECIAL COATING TO SMOOTH
THE ZOOMING MOVEMENT NEVER
WIPE IT WITH SOLVENTS LIKE
THINNERS OR BENZINE WHEN IT IS
HEAVILY STAINED CLEAN IT WITH A
MOISTENED CLOTH AND THEN WIPE
OFF THE MOISTURE WITH A DRY
CLOTH
WARNING
NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE
THE CAMERA; IT CONTAINS A HIGHVOLTAGE CIRCUIT.
In case of malfunction consult your nearest
Olympus dealer or Olympus service center.
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BATTERY HANDLING
NOTES
Even when batteries are brand-new,
their service life may be shorter than
specified if an extended period of time
has passed since they were
produced.
Do not mix different types of batteries
or new and old batteries.
Keep spare batteries on hand when
going on a long trip or to a cold area.
Sweat and oil can prevent a battery's
terminals from making electrical
contact. To avoid this wipe both
terminals before loading batteries.
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WARNINGS
NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE,
RECHARGE, OR SHORT CIRCUIT
BATTERIES. NEVER EXPOSE
BATTERIES TO EXCESSIVE HEAT.
KEEP THE BATTERIES OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN. IF A CHILD
SWALLOWS A BATTERY, CONTACT
A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
USE TWO 3V LITHIUM BATTERIES
(CR123A OR DL123A). NEVER TRY
TO DISASSEMBLE OR MODIFY ANY
BATTERY OR BATTERY PACK FOR
USE IN THIS CAMERA.
TROUBLESHOOTING
OPERATING PROBLEMS
Symptom
The camera does not
work.
terminals is not correct.
The batteries are exhausted.
The batteries are temporarily
unable to function.
The loaded film has been rewound.
The film is incorrectly loaded.
The LCD display turns off
suddenly.
Remedy
Cause
The power is OFF
The alignment of the battery
The LCD display turns off after four
and a half minutes if the camera is
not used.
Set the ON/OFF switch to ON.
See
p. 18
Reload the batteries correctly.
p. 12
Replace the batteries with new ones.
Keep the camera warm while using it.
p. 13
Load new film.
Reload the film.
Turn the power off and then on again
p. 23
p. 17
or press the shutter relase button
halfway to turn on the LCD panel.
In addition, the power is turned OFF
automatically after 4 hours. When
the camera is not in use, keep the
power OFF as much as possible.
The shutter doesn't
release when the remote
control's shutter release
button is pressed.
The remote control hasn't been used
in the 15 minutes since the Selftimer/
Remote Control mode was entered,
causing the LCD panel to turn off.
Press the zoom button, The LCD will
light, Then press the
/REMOTE
button again.
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Symptom
48
Cause
The green lamp blinks,
and the shutter will not
release.
The orange lamp blinks,
and the shutter will not
release.
The camera is closer than 0.6 m
(2 ft) to the subject.
The flash does not fire,
even in the dark.
The flash mode is set to OFF.
The camera is in the Infinity
mode which overrides the flash.
Symptom
The picture is out of
focus
Cause
The camera moved when the shutter
release button was pressed.
The subject was not within the
viewfinder's autofocus frame.
The lens and autofocus windows were
dirty.
The autofocus window was
blocked, such as by a finger.
The flash has not been recharged yet.
Remedy
Move the camera farther than
See
p. 22
0.6 m (2 ft) from the subject.
Remove your finger from the shutter
release button and wait for several
seconds until the flash is recharged
before shooting.
Set it to a mode other than OFF.
Cancel the Infinity mode, or set the
flash mode to one other than OFF.
Remedy
Hold the camera correctly and press the
shutter release button gently.
Position the subject in the center of the
autofocus mark, or use the Spot mode.
Clean the lens and autofocus windows.
Hold the camera correctly, keeping your
fingers clear of the autofocus windows.
p. 25
p. 35
See
p. 14
p.21/30
p. 14
PROBLEMS WITH THE PRINTED PICTURES
Symptom
The picture is out of
focus.
The picture is too dark.
The date has not been
printed (or looks faded).
Cause
The subject was closer than the
minimum working distance to the lens
(0.6 m/2 ft).
While using the self-timer, the shutter
release button was pressed while
standing right in front of the camera.
The Infinity mode is engaged.
A difficult subject for the autofocus to
lock on was shot. These subjects
include: glossy and reflective surfaces,
black objects, subjects behind glass or
wire mesh, flames and smoke,
excessively bright light within the
picture area.
The flash was blocked, such as by
a finger.
The subject was out of the working
range of the flash.
The flash mode was set to OFF.
The subject was backlit.
The date mode was set to
no data( - - - ).
There is a bright color like white,
orange, or yellow in the area of the
Remedy
Shoot from more than 0.6 m (2 ft)
away from the subject.
See
p. 22
Do not stand in front of the camera.
Press the shutter release button while
looking through the viewfinder.
Cancel the Infinity mode.
Shoot distant subjects in the Infinity
mode. When the subject is near, first
focus on an object at the same distance
as the desired subject in the Spot mode.
Then aim at the desired subject and
release the shutter.
p. 38
p. 29
p. 30/35
Hold the camera correctly, keeping your
fingers clear of the flash.
Shoot within the flash working range.
p. 14
Check the flash mode before shooting.
Set the flash mode to FILL-IN.
Change the date mode to another
setting.
Avoid bright colors in the lower right
corner of your photo compositions.
p. 25
p. 26
p. 28
p. 40
picture where the date is printed.
The picture was taken with
Do not use black-and-white film.
black-and-white film.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Full automatic 35mm autofocus lens-shutter
camera with built-in 38~110mm zoom lens.
Film format: 35mm standard DX-coded film (24 X 36
mm)
Remote control (optional): Infrared remote control
Lens: Olympus lens 38~110mm F3.8~8.1, 10
For film with less than ISO 50, film speed is set
to ISO 100.
Film loading: Automatic loading. (Automatically
advances to first frame when camera back is
closed).
Film advance: Automatic film winding.
Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind
activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop).
Rewind possible at any point with rewind button.
Flash: Built-in flash. Recycling time: Approx. 0.2 ~
3.8 sec. (at normal temperature with new
batteries). Flash working range: Wide-angle —
elements in 8 groups.
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter.
Viewfinder: Kepler type zoom viewfinder (with
autofocus mark, close-up correction marks,
autofocus indicator and flash indicator). Diopter
correction possible.
Focusing: Active-type multi-autofocus system. Focus
lock possible. Focusing range: 0.6 m (2 ft) ~
(infinity).
Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure
control. 3-zone light metering, switchable to spot
metering. Auto exposure range: Wide-angle —
film with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200.
0.6 ~ 5.9 m (2 - 19.4 ft), Telephoto — 0.6 ~ 2.8
Telephoto — EV5.1 (F8.1, 2 sec.) to EV18.4
m (2 ~ 9.2 ft) with ISO 100 color negative film;
Wide-angle — 0.6 ~ 11.8 m (2 ~ 38.7 ft),
(F26, 1/500 sec.).
Telephoto — 0.6 ~ 5.6 m (2 - 18.4 ft) with ISO
EV2.9 (F3.8, 2 sec.) to EV16.2 (F12, 1/500 sec.),
Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic
reset, displayed on LCD panel.
Selftimer: Electronic selftimer 12-sec. delay.
50
unit with 3-sec. delay.
Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX-coded
400 color negative film. Slow-Synchro: possible
with longest shutter speed of 2 sec.
Flash modes: AUTO (Automatic flash activation in
low-light and backlight). AUTO-S (Red-eye
reducing, in low-light and backlight). OFF (No
flash). FILL-IN (Forced activation).
Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel.
Weatherproof: IEC Standard publication 529.
Classification of degrees of protection provided
by enclosures. Degrees of protection indicated
by the second characteristic numeral 4 Short
description: Protected against splashing water
Definition: Water splashed against the
enclosure from any direction shall have no
harmful effect Test for second numeral 4: The
equipment is sprayed from all practical
directions.
The water pressure is adjusted to give a delivery
rate of 10 lit./min. The test duration shall be 1
min. per m 2 of calculated surface area of the
enclosure with a minimum duration of 5 min.
(DL123A/CR123A).
Dimensions: 133(W) X 68(H) X 56(D) mm
(5-1/4X2-11/16X2-3/16in)
(without protrusions).
Weight: 305 g (10.8 oz) (without batteries).
SPECIFICATIONS FOR DATE UNIT
Imprinting direction: Data imprinted onto film from
lens side.
Data coding: No data, year-month-day, month-dayyear, day-month-year and day-hour-minute.
External indication of data: Data display on liquid
crystal panel.
Film speed setting: Automatic film speed setting.
Automatic calendar system: Up to year 2020.
Power source: Ordinarily used with camera body.
Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries
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, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 03-3340-2211
OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
Crossways Park, Woodbury, New York 11797-2087, U.S.A. Tel. 516-364-3000
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. (UK.) LTD.
2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TX, United Kingdom. Tel. 071-253-2772
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