Olympus C-3040 Camera User Guide
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.
San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
(Customer support) Tel. 0426-42-7499 Tokyo
http://www.olympus.co.jp
INSTRUCTIONS
OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
DIGITAL CAMERA
Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 631-844-5000
(Customer support) Tel. 1-888-553-4448
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Serial number / Numéro de série / Número de serie
Digital camera
CD-ROM
Printed in Japan
1AG6P1P0887– –A
VT2208-02
1.Getting Started
P.27
2.Shooting and Playback Basics
P.51
3.Focusing
P.75
4.Custom Photography
P.87
5.Using Flash
P.125
6. Displaying, editing and
P.139
7.Print settings
P.159
8.Mode setup
P.171
9. Downloading Images to a
P.195
10.Miscellaneous
P.207
erasing your pictures
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.
Computer
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use
your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum
performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future reference.
Legal and other notices
•All contents of this publication are subject to change without notice.
•Although the contents of this publication have been carefully checked to avoid
errors, some may still occur. If you have a question about any points, or find
mistakes or omissions, please contact us.
•No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted except for personal use without prior written permission from Olympus.
•Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages, or
benefit expected by using this unit lawfully, or any request from a third person,
which are caused by the inappropriate use of this product.
•Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages or
any benefit expected by using this unit lawfully which are caused by erasing
picture data.
•Olympus reserves all rights to this manual.
Trademarks
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All other brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective
owners.
The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the
“Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan
Electronics Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
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A guide to reading these instructions
These Instructions consist of the chapters listed below. You can also locate
information on camera operation using the index provided on page 224.
The Basics
Taking Pictures
Display Camera Settings Using Images Miscellaneous
Describes the preparations required before
you can use the camera.
Describes the basic procedures for using
2. Shooting and
the camera to take pictures.
Playback Basics
Describes various ways of focusing the camera.
3. Focusing
Explains how to use the camera to control
the type of shot, the brightness and expo4. Custom
sure, and the color and quality so that you
Photography
get exactly the shot you want.
Describes how to take pictures using the
5. Using Flash
built-in flash and external flash units.
6. Displaying, editing and Describes how to display pictures you have
erasing your pictures shot and how to edit recorded movies.
Describes the settings used to print the pictures you have taken, using a printer or print
7. Print settings
service that supports DPOF.
Describes the mode settings that are avail8. Mode setup
able on this camera.
9. Downloading
Describes how to download your pictures
Images to a
and movies to your computer.
Computer
Provides information on topics such as trou10. Miscellaneous
bleshooting and cleaning the camera as
well as the camera specifications.
1. Getting Started
P.27P.51P.75P.87-
P.125P.139P.159P.171P.195-
P.207-
Conventions used in these instructions
In these Instructions, the icons described below are used to draw your attention to warnings or other useful information regarding the use of the camera.
This camera provides some functions that apply only to still
images, and others that apply only to movies. The icons at left
are used to show clearly the type of images with which a function can be used. The
icon denotes a still image function,
while the
icon indicates a movie function.
P
A/S/M
From Chapter 2 forward, these icons are shown at the beginning
of each procedure. Set the Mode dial to the icon shown.
This indicates information you need to be aware of when using a
particular function. Read this information before using the function.
Indicates information that will enable you to use the function
more effectively. Reading these notes will ensure that you get
the most out of your camera.
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Important safety instructions
Radio and Television Interference
Change or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•Adjust or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the distance between the camera and receiver.
•Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Only the RS-232C serial cable or USB cable should be used to connect the
camera to a personal computer (PC).
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: C-3040Zoom
Trade Name:
OLYMPUS
Responsible Party: Olympus America Inc.
Address:
2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157
U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 631-844-5000
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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Important safety instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN, ANY LIQUID OR
MOISTURE.
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Important safety instructions
1 Read All Instructions — Before you use the product, read all
operating instructions.
2 Save These Instructions — Save all safety and operating
instructions for future reference.
3 Heed Warnings — Read carefully and follow all warning labels on
the product and all warnings described in the instructions.
4 Follow Instructions — Follow all instructions provided with this
product.
5 Cleaning — Always unplug this product from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. Never use any type of
liquid or aerosol cleaner, or any type of organic solvent to clean this
product.
6 Attachments — For your safety, and to avoid damaging the product,
use only accessories recommended by Olympus.
7 Water and Moisture — Never use this product around water (near a
bathtub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, wet basement, or swimming pool).
8 Location — To avoid damage to the product and to avoid personal
injury, never place this product on an unstable stand, tripod, bracket,
table or cart. Mount only on a stable tripod, stand, or bracket. Follow
the instructions which describe how to safely mount the product, and
use only the mounting devices recommended by the manufacturer.
9 Power Sources — Connect this product only to the power source
described on the product label. If you are not sure about the type of
power supply in your home, consult your local power company.
Refer to your operating instructions for information on using the
product with batteries.
10 Grounding, Polarization — If this product can be used with an
optional AC adapter, the adapter may be equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug, a plug with one blade wider than the
other. This safety feature allows the plug to fit into the power outlet
only one way. If you cannot insert the plug into the wall outlet, pull it
out, reverse it, and then insert it again. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact an electrician and have the receptacle replaced.
11 Protecting the Power Cord — The power supply cord should be
routed so it will not be walked on. Never place a heavy object on the
power cord and never wrap the power cord around the leg of a table
or chair. Keep the areas around the power cord connection points,
at the power outlet and at the product connection, free of all
obstacles.
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Important safety instructions
12 Lightning — If a lightning storm occurs while using the optional AC
adapter, unplug the adapter power cord from the wall outlet
immediately. To avoid damage from unexpected power surges,
always unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet and disconnect
it from the camera when the camera is not in use.
13 Overloading — Never overload wall outlets, extension cords, power
strips, or other power connection points with too many plugs.
14 Foreign Objects, Spillage — To avoid personal injury from fire or
electrical shock from contact with internal high voltage points, never
insert a metal object into the product. Avoid using the product
where there is a danger of spillage.
15 Servicing — Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Attempting to
remove the covers or disassemble the product, could expose you to
dangerous high voltage points.
16 Damage Requiring Service — While using the optional AC adapter,
if you notice any of the conditions described below, unplug the AC
adapter from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel:
a) If liquid has been spilled, or any object has fallen into the
product.
b) If the product has been exposed to water.
c) If the product does not operate normally while following
operating instructions. Adjust only the controls described in the
operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls
could damage the product, requiring extensive repair work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
d) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
e) If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this
indicates a need for servicing.
17 Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, make
sure that the service center uses only parts recommended by the
manufacturer to ensure that the replacement parts have the same
characteristics as the originals. Unauthorized substitution of parts
could cause a fire, electrical shock, or create other hazards.
18 Safety Check — Upon completion of servicing or repairs, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in good working condition.
19 Heat — Never use or store this product near a heat source such as
a radiator, heat register, stove, or any type of equipment or
appliance which generates heat, including stereo amplifiers.
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Important safety instructions
WARNING!
• Keep batteries away from children.
• If a child swallows a battery, seek medical attention immediately.
• Dispose of lithium batteries promptly and safely in compliance with
local laws regarding the disposal of such items.
• To avoid causing a fire or minor burns, always handle lithium
batteries carefully.
• Never attempt to charge the lithium battery, disassemble it, heat it
above 212°F (100°C) or incinerate it.
• To ensure good contact, wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth
before use.
• To avoid short circuiting the +/– sides of the battery, never handle a
lithium battery with a metal tool, tweezers, etc.
Danger: If the product is used without observing the information
given under this symbol, serious injury or death may
result.
Warning: If the product is used without observing the information
given under this symbol, injury or death may result.
Caution: If the product is used without observing the information
given under this symbol, minor personal injury, damage to
the equipment, or the loss of valuable data may result.
Handling Batteries
Follow these important guidelines to prevent the batteries from leaking,
overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shock or burns.
DANGER
1 When using NiMH batteries, use only Olympus brand NiMH
batteries and charger.
2 Never load batteries with their +/– terminals reversed. Never force
batteries into the battery compartment.
3 To prevent causing battery leaks or damaging their terminals,
carefully follow all instructions regarding the use of batteries. Never
attempt to disassemble a battery or modify it in any way, with
soldering, etc.
4 Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them
from coming into contact with any metal objects like jewelry, pins,
fasteners, etc.
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Important safety instructions
5 Never heat batteries or incinerate them.
6 Never attempt to connect a battery directly to a power outlet, or to a
cigarette lighter in a vehicle.
7 If battery fluid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes immediately with
clear, cold running water and seek medical attention immediately.
WARNING
1 Keep batteries dry at all times. Never allow them to come into
contact with fresh water or salt water.
2 To prevent batteries from leaking, overheating, or causing a fire or
explosion:
• Use only batteries recommended for use with this product.
• Never heat batteries, incinerate them, or attempt to disassemble
them.
• Never mix batteries (old and new batteries, charged and
uncharged batteries, batteries of different manufacture or capacity,
etc.).
• Never attempt to charge alkaline or lithium batteries.
• Load batteries carefully as described in the operating instructions.
Never reverse their polarity when loading.
• Do not use batteries if their body is not covered by the insulating
sheet or if the sheet is torn as it may cause fluid leak, fire, or
injury. Do not use these batteries even if they are sold in stores.
3 If NiMH batteries are not charged within the specified time, stop
charging them and do not use them.
4 Before loading, always inspect batteries carefully for leaks,
discoloration, warping, or any other abnormality.
5 Always store batteries out of the reach of small children. If a child
accidentally swallows a battery, seek medical attention immediately.
6 If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing
and flush the affected area with clean, running cold water
immediately. If the fluid burns your skin, seek medical attention
immediately.
7 Never attempt to modify the battery compartment on the camera,
never insert anything (other than the recommended battery) into the
battery compartment.
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Important safety instructions
CAUTION
1 Olympus NiMH batteries are intended for use only with Olympus
digital cameras. Never use these batteries with any other device.
2 Never subject batteries to strong shocks or continuous vibration.
3 Never mix batteries (old and new batteries, charged and uncharged
batteries, batteries of different manufacture or capacity, etc.).
4 Always charge sets of batteries (2 or 4) together.
5 Always charge NiMH batteries before using them for the first time, or
if they have not been used for a long period.
6 While the camera is not in use, always remove the batteries to
prevent accidental leakage which could damage the battery
compartment.
7 If a battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or in any other
way becomes abnormal during operation, stop using the camera
and consult your dealer or an authorized Olympus service center.
Continued use may result in fire or electric shock.
8 Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight,
or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat
source, etc.
9 Batteries may become hot during prolonged use. To avoid minor
burns, never remove them immediately after using the camera.
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Important safety instructions
Handling the Camera
WARNING
1 Use caution when taking flash pictures at close range. When you
fire the flash, you must be at least 3 ft. away from the faces of your
subjects, especially when taking pictures of infants and small
children. Firing the flash too close to the subject's eyes could cause
a momentary loss of vision.
2 To avoid damaging your eyes, never aim the camera directly into the
sun, or any other extremely bright light source.
3 To avoid causing a fire or explosion, never use the camera near
flammable or explosive gases.
4 Always use and store the camera out of the reach of young children
and infants to prevent the following dangerous situations which
could cause serious injury:
• Becoming entangled in the camera strap, causing strangulation.
• Accidentally swallowing a battery or small part.
• Accidentally firing the flash into their own eyes or into the eyes of
another child.
5 To avoid the hazards of fire or electrical shock, store the camera in a
cool, dry location where it will not be subjected to high humidity or
dust.
6 To avoid minor burns, never cover the flash with your hand when it
is fired. Never touch the flash unit after continuous use. The flash
unit becomes very hot during continuous operation.
7 If the camera is accidentally dropped in water, or if liquid is spilled
into the camera, stop using the camera, allow the camera to dry,
and then remove the batteries. Contact the nearest Olympus
authorized service center.
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Important safety instructions
CAUTION
1 During operation of the camera, if you notice any unusual odors,
noise, or smoke around the camera, immediately switch the camera
off, disconnect the optional AC adapter (if it is connected), and allow
the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool. Take
the camera outdoors, away from flammable objects, and carefully
remove the batteries to avoid burning your hands. Contact the
nearest Olympus service center immediately.
2 Never attempt to disassemble the camera. The internal circuits
contain high voltage points which could cause serious burns or
electrical shock.
3 To avoid dangerous electrical shock, never hold or operate the
camera with wet hands.
4 To avoid damaging the camera or causing a fire, never expose the
camera to excessive heat.
CAUTION
Camera Care and Storage
• Never store or use the camera for long periods in locations subject to
direct sunlight, high humidity, extreme variation in temperature, or
strong shocks and constant vibration. Protect the camera at all times
from dust and sand.
• Never store the camera near any type of appliance or equipment
which generates high temperatures, low temperatures, high or low
humidity, or a strong magnetic field. Never use the camera in a factory
or laboratory where flammable gases are present.
• Never shake the camera or subject it to shock or strong vibration.
• To avoid damaging its precision lens, never leave the camera pointing
directly into the sun.
• Before storing the camera for a long period, remove the batteries.
Select a cool, dry location for storage to prevent condensation or mold
from forming inside the camera. After storage, test the camera by
pressing the shutter release button to make sure that it is operating
normally.
• When the camera is mounted on a tripod, adjust the tripod head to reposition the camera; do not twist the camera.
• Never touch the flash after it has been fired. Avoid using the flash for
extended periods. Allow it to cool occasionally between shots.
• To avoid injury from electrical shock, never attempt to disassemble or
modify the camera in any way.
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Important safety instructions
CAUTION
Selecting Batteries for Your Camera
• This camera can use four AA NiMH batteries, four AA Alkaline batteries,
four AA lithium batteries, four AA NiCd batteries, or two CR-V3 lithium
battery packs. Use of Olympus brand batteries is strongly
recommended.
• Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures.
And it may runs out extremely shorter period than CR-V3 or NiMH.
Using NiMH batteries is recommended.
• AA manganese batteries cannot be used with this camera.
• Always follow the battery recommendations and loading instructions.
Incorrectly loading the batteries could cause the batteries to leak or
overheating.
• When using the camera on battery power at low temperatures, try to
keep the camera and extra batteries as warm as possible. Batteries
which run down at low temperatures may be restored after they are
warmed at ambient temperature.
• Perspiration or oil from your hands on the battery contacts could
prevent them from operating. Before loading batteries, wipe the
terminals with a dry, clean cloth.
• Before going on a long trip, especially before traveling abroad,
purchase an ample supply of extra batteries. The recommended
batteries may be difficult to obtain while traveling.
• Always recharge NiMH or NiCd batteries with a charger
recommended for use with these batteries.
• Before using NiMH or NiCd batteries, always read the instructions
provided with purchase of these batteries.
• To avoid personal injury or damage to the camera, always inspect
batteries before loading. If you notice leaking, damage to the battery
cover or insulation, discoloration, warping or any other abnormality do
not use the batteries.
• Recommended temperature ranges for NiMH batteries:
Operation..................................... 32° ~ 104°F
Charge......................................... 32° ~ 104°F
Storage ........................................ –4° ~ 86°F
• Using, charging, or storing the batteries outside these ranges could
shorten battery life or affect battery performance. Always unload the
batteries from the camera before storing the camera and batteries for
a long period.
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Important safety instructions
NOTES
LCD Display and Backlight
● Do not point the viewfinder towards strong light like the sun, as this may
damage interior of the viewfinder.
● The backlight built into the monitor and control panel has a limited service
life. When the monitor gets dark or flickers, consult your nearest Olympus
dealer.
● In places subject to low temperatures, the backlight may take a long time to
turn on or its color may change temporarily. When using the camera in
extremely cold places, it is a good idea to occasionally place it in a warm
place. A backlight exhibiting poor performance due to low temperatures will
recover in normal temperatures.
● Do not push the monitor forcibly; otherwise the image may become vague,
resulting in a Display mode failure or damage to the monitor.
● When a subject is viewed diagonally in the camera, the edges may appear
zigzagged on the monitor. This is not a malfunction; It will be less noticeable
in Display mode.
● A strip of light may appear on the top/bottom of the monitor, but this is not a
malfunction.
● The LCD display is made with high-precision technology. However,
black spots or bright spots of light may appear constantly on the LCD
display. Due to its characteristics or the angle at which you are viewing
the monitor, the spot may not be uniform in color and brightness. This
is not a malfunction.
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Legal and other notices............................................................................2
Trademarks ...............................................................................................2
A guide to reading these instructions..............................................................3
Conventions used in these instructions....................................................3
Important safety instructions............................................................................4
Radio and Television Interference ............................................................4
Handling batteries ....................................................................................8
Handling the camera ..............................................................................11
LCD Display and Backlight ....................................................................14
Contents .........................................................................................................15
Main features..................................................................................................20
Checking the package contents....................................................................21
Names of parts...............................................................................................23
Camera ...................................................................................................23
Viewfinder ...............................................................................................24
Control Panel Display .............................................................................25
Monitor Display .......................................................................................25
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Getting Started .......................................................................27
Attaching the strap and lens cap ..................................................................28
Loading the batteries .....................................................................................29
Life of the lithium battery pack (Included) .............................................32
Using a domestic AC wall outlet ............................................................33
Inserting and removing SmartMedia cards ...................................................35
Inserting a card.......................................................................................36
Removing a card ....................................................................................37
Setting the date and time...............................................................................38
Using the Mode dial.......................................................................................41
Using the menus ............................................................................................42
Shooting menu options ..................................................................................46
Still picture shooting menu .....................................................................46
Movie Record menu................................................................................47
Playback menu options..................................................................................48
Still picture playback menu ....................................................................48
Movie playback menu.............................................................................49
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Shooting and Playback Basics .............................................51
Switching on and off ......................................................................................52
Checklist before shooting ..............................................................................54
Checking the remaining battery charge.................................................54
Checking SmartMedia card status (Card check)...................................55
Checking the available shots/time..........................................................56
Adjusting the viewfinder.................................................................................58
Holding the camera .......................................................................................58
Pressing the shutter button ............................................................................59
Shooting .........................................................................................................60
Taking still pictures .................................................................................60
Taking pictures using the monitor...........................................................63
Shooting movies .....................................................................................65
Checking and erasing photographed images...............................................67
Displaying pictures (Quick View)............................................................67
Playing movies........................................................................................69
Erasing pictures (One-frame erase) .......................................................71
Using the zoom ..............................................................................................72
Using the flash (Auto-Flash) ..........................................................................73
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Focusing ..................................................................................75
Focusing on difficult subjects (Subjects not suited to autofocus).................76
Working range................................................................................................77
Focusing on off-center subjects (Focus lock) ...............................................78
Focusing faster (Full-time AF) ........................................................................79
Selecting a focusing area (AF MODE)...........................................................81
Focusing manually (Manual focus) ................................................................82
Focusing on close-up subjects (Macro mode)..............................................84
Zooming in further (Digital Zoom mode) .......................................................85
4 Custom Photography .............................................................87
[Type of Shot]
Setting the "A/S/M" dial functions...................................................................88
Controlling the depth of field (Aperture Priority mode)..................................89
Capturing movement (Shutter Priority mode) ................................................90
Selecting the aperture and shutter speed manually (Manual mode)............91
[Brightness and Exposure]
Shooting at stepped exposures (Exposure compensation) ..........................92
Continuous shooting at stepped exposures (Auto Blacket)..........................93
Measuring the subject brightness (Spot Metering mode).............................95
Using Spot Metering in Macro mode .....................................................97
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Taking pictures with pre-fixed exposure ........................................................98
Setting the [OK] button functions (Setting AE Lock)..............................98
Taking pictures with the exposure locked (AE lock) ..............................99
Measuring the average brightness (Multi-metering) ............................101
Locking the ISO value (ISO setting) ............................................................103
[Color and Quality]
Selecting the color tone (Preset White Balance) .........................................105
Setting the color tone (Quick Reference White Balance) ............................107
Adjusting the color tone (White Balance Correction) ..................................109
Setting the recording quality (Quality setting) .............................................111
[Other Types of Shots]
Taking sequential shots (Sequence mode) .................................................113
Using the self-timer and remote control ......................................................115
Using the self-timer to take pictures.....................................................116
Using the remote control to take pictures ............................................117
Using special effects (Function mode)........................................................118
Panorama mode...........................................................................................120
Selecting Audio Record mode.....................................................................122
Adding voice comments when taking pictures ...........................................122
Selecting audio recording when shooting movies (Movie sound recording)....124
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Using Flash ...........................................................................125
Selecting the flash firing pattern ..................................................................126
Firing the flash automatically (Auto-Flash) ...........................................127
Reducing red-eye (Red-Eye Reduction mode) ....................................127
Using flash for all shots (Forced Flash mode) .....................................128
Preventing flash firing in dark conditions (Flash Off mode) .................128
Setting the flash brightness (Flash intensity control) ...................................129
Selecting the flash timing (Slow Synchro) ...................................................131
Using external flash ...............................................................................................133
Using the FL-40 external flash.......................................................................133
Using only the FL-40 external flash ...............................................................135
Using a different external flash......................................................................136
Supported different flash units ......................................................................138
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Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures ..................139
Displaying multiple images at one time (Index playback)....................................140
Selecting the number of images displayed concurrently (4, 9 or 16)...........141
Enlarging images (Close-up playback).................................................................142
Displaying images as a slide-show (Automatic playback) ...................................143
Preventing unintentional erasing of images (Image protect) ................................144
Viewing images on a TV ........................................................................................145
Displaying image information ................................................................................147
Displaying image information for pictures.....................................................148
Displaying image information for movies ......................................................148
Adding voice comments to recorded pictures (Postrecording)............................149
Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)..................................................................150
Creating an index ..........................................................................................150
Editing movies ...............................................................................................153
Erasing all images (All-frame erase) .....................................................................155
Initializing cards (Formatting) ................................................................................157
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Print settings ........................................................................159
Printing methods....................................................................................................160
Printing all the images on a card (All print order) .................................................162
Printing only selected images (Single print order)................................................164
Printing some images enlarged (Trimmed print order) .........................................167
Resetting print reserve ..........................................................................................169
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Mode setup ...........................................................................171
MODE SETUP - Using function settings for easy camera operation ....................172
List of mode settings .....................................................................................173
Restoring the original settings when the camera is switched off (ALL RESET) ....175
Selecting the settings when the camera is switched on (Custom settings)....177
Setting the image clarity (Sharpness)..........................................................179
Setting the image contrast (Contrast)..........................................................180
Setting the resolution for TIFF mode (TIFF Settings) ...................................181
Setting the resolution and quality for SQ mode (SQ1/SQ2 Settings) ...........182
Changing the camera's warning tone (Beep) .............................................184
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Displaying images during image recording (REC VIEW) ............................185
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK) .................................186
When you select CHECK......................................................................186
When you use Auto Bracket .................................................................189
Changing the way file names are assigned to recorded images (File Name setting)....191
Folder names and file names ...............................................................191
Assiging folder names and file names in each mode..........................191
Adjusting the Monitor brightness (Adjust monitor) ......................................193
Changing the dis distance units (m/ft setting).............................................194
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Downloading Images to a Computer..................................195
Downloading images to your computer.......................................................196
Connecting the camera to a computer to download pictures .............196
Downloading pictures directly from a card ..........................................197
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable .......................198
Connecting via a USB cable ................................................................198
Connecting via a serial cable ...............................................................201
Downloading images using CAMEDIA Master ............................................204
Overview of the CAMEDIA Master functions ...............................................206
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Miscellaneous .......................................................................207
Troubleshooting............................................................................................208
Camera operation problems.................................................................208
Problems with images...........................................................................212
Camera maintenance and storage ..............................................................214
After-use camera care ..........................................................................214
Cleaning the camera ............................................................................214
Equipment that can be connected to this camera (System expansion chart) ...215
Error codes...................................................................................................216
Optional items ..............................................................................................218
Compatibility of the picture data..................................................................218
Specifications...............................................................................................219
Glossary of terms .........................................................................................222
Index ............................................................................................................224
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Main features
■ The camera has a high-resolution CCD with a total pixel
■
■
■
■
■
count of 3.34 million pixels and large-aperture lens (f/1.8)
which enable you to capture high quality images.
A 3x zoom lens and a digital zoom lens with a maximum
magnification of 5x (recording size of 640 x 480) allow
you to capture images of the same quality achievable
with a 15x zoom.
A maximum continuous shooting speed of 3.3 frames per
second is possible.
Quick Reference white balance and white balance correction have been added to the list of white balance functions.
As a result, you can carry out precise color correction.
The camera is equipped with a USB function. Simply connect the cable to easily download image data to your personal computer.*
Other Functions
– Multi-metering, which allows you to determine the exposure
based on metering values from as many as 8 points.
– Wide-angle TFT LCD monitor.
– Exposure modes that can be selected to suit your shot. (Program,
Aperture Priority mode, Shutter Priority mode and Manual).
– A movie function is installed on the camera.
– Voice comment recordings (still pictures) and audio sound
recordings (movies) are available.**
– A/V output jack provided for viewing pictures on TV (NTSC).
– You can use either a USB cable or a serial cable to connect the
camera to a personal computer.
– SmartMedia cards can be used as the recording media.
■ In addition to lithium battery packs, AA-size nickel-metal
hydride (NiMH) can also be used.
* Depending on your personal computer, it may be necessary to install a
USB driver.
** It is not possible to play back audio recordings on this camera. Connect
the camera to a TV or a personal computer to play back audio recordings.
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Checking the package contents
Camera
Strap
Remote control
A/V cable
Warranty and user registration card
Lens cap
USB cable
Lens cap cord
CR-V3 Lithium Battery Pack (2)
Software CD’s
(including windows 98 USB driver
installer software)
Instructions and English Quick Start
Guide
Remote Control Instructions
21
Checking the package contents
SmartMedia card (1)
Static-free SmartMedia case
SmartMedia labels (2)
SmartMedia write-protect stickers (4)
SmartMedia Instructions
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Names of parts
Camera
Self-timer/Remote control lamp
(P.116, 117)
Control panel (P.25)
Remote control receiver
(P.117)
Diopter adjustment dial (P.58)
Zoom lever
(P.72, 86, 140, 142)
Flash (built-in)
(P.73, 125)
Strap eyelet
(P.28)
Connector
cover
Lens
Microphone (P.122, 149)
5-pin external flash socket (P.133)
DC IN jack (P.33)
A/V output jack
(P.145)
USB connector
(P.198)
Connector cover
Card cover (P.36)
Serial connector (RS-232C)
(P.201)
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Names of parts
(Flash mode button / P. 73, 125)
(Erase button / P. 71)
(Spot/Macro button / P. 84, 97)
(Print button / P.160)
Mode dial (P.41)
Arrow pad
(P.43)
Shutter button (P.59)
Viewfinder
(P. 58, 60)
(OK button / P.44)
(AE lock button / P.98)
(Protect button / P.144)
AEL
Monitor (P. 25)
(Monitor button / P.63)
Card access lamp
(P. 61)
Battery compartment
cover (P. 29)
(Menu button / P. 42)
Bottom view
Battery compartment lock
(P. 29)
Tripod socket
Viewfinder
Orange lamp
(P. 60, 73)
Green lamp
(P. 55, 59, 60)
AF target mark (P. 60, 74)
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Names of parts
Control Panel Display
Slow synchro (P. 131)
Flash intensity control (P. 129)
Battery check (P. 54)
Card error
(P. 55, 216)
White balance
(P. 105)
ISO indicator
(P. 103)
Exposure compensation
(P. 92)
Manual focus (P. 82)
Flash mode
(P. 73, 125)
Macro mode
(P. 84)
Spot Metering
mode (P. 95)
Sequence
mode (P. 113)
Self-timer/
Remote control
(P. 115)
Auto bracket
(P. 93)
Number of storable pictures (P. 56)
Recording mode
(P. 111)
Sound record (P. 122, 149)
Card writing (P. 60, 63, 65)
Monitor Display
(During Shooting)
(During Playback)
Sound record
Shutter speed Exposure comShooting mode
pensation/Exposure differential
Aperture
P F2.8 1/800 +2.0
AE lock
Movie picture
Print reserve
Battery
check
AEL
Protect
HQ
16ft
Record
mode
10ft
5.5ft
2.6ft
AF target
mark
MF
Manual
focus
Number of storable pictures
12.23.,00 21:56 10
Date
Time Frame
number
Memory gauge
• Other data from when the shot was taken can also be displayed during
image playback. (P.147)
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26
1
Getting Started
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter describes the things you need to
know before you can use your camera. These
include the procedures for loading the batteries
and SmartMedia card and for using the Mode
dial and menu screens.
Attaching the strap and lens cap
Use the procedure below to attach the strap and lens cap to the camera.
1
Getting Started
1
Thread the cord through
the lens cap in the direction indicated by the arrow
in the figure.
2
Thread the strap through
the lens cap cord.
3
Then thread the strap
through strap mount.
4
Thread the strap through
the loop and fastener as
indicated by the arrows in
the figure. Then check that
the strap does not loosen
or come undone when
pulled.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to
attach the strap to the
mount on the other side of
Strap eyelet
the camera.
Fastener
• When the camera is hanging by its strap, ensure that it is not weighed down
by other objects. This could result in personal injury or damage to the camera.
• Take care to attach the strap correctly as described above. If the strap is
attached incorrectly in any way and the camera comes loose or is dropped
as a result, Olympus accepts no liability whatsoever for any injury or damage that may arise.
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Loading the batteries
The camera uses 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs or 4 AA-size nickel-metal
hydride (NiMH) batteries, nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries, alkaline batteries
or lithium batteries.
3
Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow on
the cover.
4
Open the battery compartment cover.
5
Load the batteries.
E DIAL
1
M
OD
OFF
Getting Started
Slide the battery compartment lock towards the
icon.
P
2
OFF
/M
A/S
P
Check that the Mode dial
to “OFF”.
A/S/M
1
PO WER
/
2
3 4
● If you are using lithium battery
packs, ensure that you load
the battery packs in the correct direction, as shown in the
figure at right. If you try to load
a battery pack backwards, it
will only go in partway.
5 If you are using lithium battery packs.
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Loading the batteries
● If you are using AA-size batteries, ensure that battery
polarities (+ and -) are as
shown in the figure at right.
1
6
Getting Started
● Pressing on the edge of the
battery compartment cover
will make it more difficult to
close.
● The cover is locked in the
closed position.
7
30
Close the battery compartment cover by pressing it
down onto the batteries and
sliding it in the opposite
direction to the arrow on the
cover.
Slide the battery compartment lock towards the
icon.
5 If you are using AA-size batteries.
6
7
• CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be charged.
• Do not attempt to remove the labels from CR-V3 lithium battery packs.
Where the terminals are covered with a protective sticker (insulating cover),
peel off that sticker only.
• The performance of alkaline batteries varies greatly and is particularly poor
at low temperatures. The use of lithium battery packs or NiMH batteries is
recommended.
• Do not use manganese batteries. Please read the notes on handling batteries. (P.8)
• Soiling on the terminals inside the battery compartment will shorten the life
of the batteries considerably. Take care not to touch the inside of the battery
compartment when removing the batteries.
• If the camera is left for 1 hour with the batteries removed, all the internal settings revert to the default settings.
Loading the batteries
WARNING
Batteries of the type shown below must not be used.
Where the external seal (insulating cover) is
entirely removed (bare battery) or partially
removed.
1
Getting Started
Never use batteries from which the external seal (insulating cover) has
been partially or entirely removed, or batteries that are cracked or split.
Such batteries can leak battery fluid, overheat or burst if used. Some
commercially available batteries are sold with the external seal (insulating cover) partially or completely removed. Never use batteries of this
type.
Where the negative (-) terminal is flat and a part of the
terminal is covered by the external seal (insulating
cover).
Where part of the negative (-) terminal is raised but is not
covered by the external seal (insulating cover).
Where the negative (-) terminal is flat and is not covered
by the external seal (insulating cover).
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Loading the batteries
Life of the lithium battery pack (included)
1
Getting Started
The table below provides an approximate guide to the number of shots that
can be taken and the available playback time using the CR-V3 lithium battery
pack supplied with the camera.
However, note that the battery life can vary greatly depending on the battery type and brand and the conditions under which the camera is used.
Life of the CR-V3 lithium battery packs supplied with the camera
Photography/Display
Number of shots
Playback time
Conditions
q
w
Battery Life
Approx. 400
Approx. 360 minutes
* The figures in the table are for reference purposes only. Actual results may differ.
Conditions
q Two continuous shots repeated at 10-minute intervals at normal temperature (77°F). Flash used for 50% of the shots, with the zoom function used
in every shot, and full-time AF and digital zoom both switched off. (No
images displayed and no communication with a PC.)
w Continuous display in Automatic playback mode, repeatedly switching the
camera back on immediately after it automatically powers off and then
restarting Automatic playback.
• If the camera is connected to a computer, the optional AC adapter should
be used.
• In the situations listed below, the camera consumes power even without
shooting pictures or movies and the number of storable pictures decreases.
• If you hold the shutter button down halfway in a shooting mode so that
the autofocus mechanism operates repeatedly.
• If you repeatedly use the zoom.
• If full-time AF is switched on.
• If you leave the monitor switched on in Display mode for long periods.
• During communication with a computer.
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Loading the batteries
Using a domestic AC wall outlet
To connect your camera to an ordinary domestic AC wall outlet, you need the
optional AC adapter.
Use an AC adapter designed for the area where camera is used.
Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or service center for details.
2
Plug the AC adapter
securely into a domestic
AC wall outlet.
3
Open the connector cover
on the camera and plug
the AC adapter connector
cable into the DC IN jack.
4
After using the AC adapter,
always switch off the camera and unplug the AC
adapter cable first from the
camera and then from the
domestic AC wall outlet.
E DIAL
P
M
OD
OFF
PO WER
/
Getting Started
1
Check that the Mode dial
to "OFF".
/M
A/S
1
1
3
Domestic AC
wall outlet
Power
plug
2
3
Connector
cable plug
DC IN jack
(black)
AC adapter
• When used for long periods, the AC adapter may become warm. This is normal.
33
Loading the batteries
WARNING
1
Getting Started
34
Incorrect use may cause a fire, electric shock or burns.
• Be sure to use only the Olympus AC adapter. The use of other AC adapters
could damage the camera or power supply and cause other unforeseeable
accidents.
• Use an AC adapter designed for the area where camera is used.
Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or service center for details.
• Ensure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the power outlet before
use.
• Never connect or disconnect the AC adapter with wet hands.
• If the AC adapter cable is hot, smells scorched or is emitting smoke, unplug
it immediately and contact your nearest Olympus service center.
• Make sure that the camera is switched off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter.
• When unplugging the AC adapter from the AC wall outlet, always pull the
adapter itself, not the cable. Never unduly pull, bend, twist or bundle the
cable.
• If the cable is damaged or cut or if there is a loose connection in the plug,
contact your nearest Olympus service center immediately.
• Disconnect the AC adapter from the camera and the AC wall outlet when it
is not in use.
Inserting and removing SmartMedia cards
Compatible SmartMedia
• Enclosed 8 MB Standard Card (with Panorama Stitching function)
• Optional Olympus 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 MB cards
• Third-party 3-volt (3.3 V) 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 MB cards
q
w
e
1
Getting Started
About SmartMedia card
SmartMedia card is the recording media used by the Olympus CAMEDIA Digital
Camera to record your pictures in the same way as film in a conventional camera.
However, the images recorded on a SmartMedia card can be deleted or replaced
and can also be transferred to a personal computer for editing. In these
Instructions, SmartMedia cards are often referred to simply as "cards".
q Contact area
Area used for electrical contact with the
camera.
w Write-protect area
To write protect the card, affix one of the
enclosed write-protect stickers here.
e Index area
Use this area to attach one of the enclosed
labels showing what is stored on the card.
Notes on handling SmartMedia
• Operating temperature: 32°F to 131°F; Storage temperature: -4°F to
149°F
• Keep the cards in its protective static-free case when it is being stored
or carried.
• Do not bend a card or subject it to impacts.
• Be sure to read the SmartMedia instructions (enclosed).
• Do not directly touch the card contact area with your hands.
• Third-party 5-volt cards cannot be used. Use an Olympus card or a
third-party 3-volt (3.3 V) card.
• If you use a non-Olympus brand commercially available card or card that
has been formatted on a personal computer or other device, it may not be
recognized by the camera. In this case, the card should be initialized (formatted) on the camera before use. (P.157)
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Inserting and removing SmartMedia cards
Inserting a card
Getting Started
Open the card cover.
3
Insert the card in the direction shown in the figure.
OD
2
OFF
M
1
E DIAL
P
Check that the Mode dial
to "OFF".
/M
A/S
1
1
PO WER
/
2
● Note the orientation of the
card. If it is inserted incorrectly,
it may become jammed.
4
Close the card cover.
Insert the card.
3
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Inserting and removing SmartMedia cards
Removing a card
Push the card in.
OD
3
M
Open the card cover.
OFF
PO WER
/
1
Getting Started
2
E DIAL
P
Check that the Mode dial
to "OFF".
/M
A/S
1
1
2
● The card pops out for easy
removal.
4
Grasp the card and pull it
out.
3
Card access lamp
Push the card
in to remove it.
Notes on Removing a Card
• Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries or unplug the AC adapter while the card access lamp is lit.
This could destroy the data stored on the card.
• Destroyed data cannot be recovered.
37
Setting the date and time
Use the procedure below to set the date and time on the camera's internal
clock. The date and time can then be imprinted on your shots.
● When no images are recorded
on the card, select a mode
other than "
".
3
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
4
1
4 6 7 8 9 10
2
A/S
/M
P
F
OF
PO
Press
or
on the
Arrow pad to select “MODE
SETUP”, then press
.
● "SETUP" is displayed.
5
Press the [OK] button.
● The MODE SETUP screen
appears.
6
7
Press
.
or
to select
Press
to
select
“SETUP”, then press the
[OK] button.
● The date/time setting screen
appears.
3
5 7 11 12
Monitor
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
[3/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
38
D
Set the Mode dial to "P",
"A/S/M", "
" or "
".
/M O DE
2
ER
Remove the lens cap.
L
Getting Started
1
IA
1
W
Setting the date and time
8
FILE NAME
● The available formats are as
follows:
DMY (Day-Month-Year)
MDY (Month-Day-Year)
YMD (Year-Month-Day)
m/ f t
9
Press
setting.
10
Press
or
to set the
month. Check that the
month is correct and then
press
to move to the
Day setting.
to adjust the "M"
SETUP
[4/4]
1
Getting Started
When
is selected, use
and
to select the
date format.
● Repeat the procedure until
you have set the minutes.
11
Press the [OK] button.
● To set the clock precisely,
press the [OK] button when
the time is at 0 seconds.
● The MODE SETUP screen
reappears.
12
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappers.
● The menu screen clears.
● These settings are retained
when you switch the camera
off.
39
Setting the date and time
• The year 2000 is shown as '00.
1
Getting Started
40
• The adjusted date and time will revert to the default setting if the camera is
left without batteries for approximately 1 hour (based on Olympus test conditions). If this occurs, set the date and time again.
• We recommend that you check that the date and time are set correctly
before taking important pictures.
• If the card contains no recorded images when the Mode dial is set to "
",
the menu screen does not appear when you press the
(Menu) button.
• If you switch the camera off, the camera retains date/time setting until the
setting is changed.
Using the Mode dial
The Mode dial settings are "P" (Program mode), "A/S/M" (Still shooting mode),
Still picture shooting mode is composed of these two modes, "
" (Movie
record mode), "OFF" (camera off) and "
" (Playback mode).
The Mode dial provides an easy way to switch the camera on and off or select
the mode.
L
/M O DE
D
IA
ER
F
OF
PO
W
Getting Started
A/S
/M
P
1
Camera Modes
"P" and "A/S/M" (Still picture shooting mode)
Setting the Mode dial to "P" or "A/S/M" switches the camera on in Still picture shooting mode.
In "P" (Program mode), the camera automatically selects the optimal
aperture and shutter speed, allowing you to take properly exposed photographs simply by pressing the shutter button.
"A/S/M" (Still Shooting mode) allows you select "Aperture Priority mode",
"Shutter Priority mode" or "Manual mode" from the Still picture shooting
menu. (P.90-93) You can then select your own photography settings to
achieve the desired effect.
"
" (Movie record mode)
Setting the Mode dial to "
" switches the camera on in Movie record
mode. This mode allows you to shoot movies.
“OFF” (Camera off)
Setting the Mode dial to "OFF" switches the camera off.
"
" (Playback mode)
Setting the Mode dial to "
" switches the camera on in Playback mode
and allows you to view pictures recorded on a card.
41
Using the menus
You can use the menus to access and select a wide range of camera settings. The
menus are shown on the monitor and vary depending on the Mode dial setting.
1
Press the
(Menu) button.
2
2 3
A/S
/M
/M O DE
L
● The menu appears on the
monitor.
D
Getting Started
Refer to the shooting menu and playback menu options (P.46-49) to select
the function you want to use. The Mode dial settings are determined by
the selected function.
Still picture shooting menu: P or A/S/M
Movie record menu:
Still picture playback menu:
Movie playback menu:
IA
1
P
ER
F
OF
PO
W
Press
or
on the
Arrow pad to select the
desired menu option.
● The green frame moves and the
option name appears in green.
● To select "MODE SETUP", see
P.172-174.
3
Press
to view the settings for the selected option.
1
● The green frame moves right
and a list of settings for the
selected option appears.
Menu screen display
Indicates that there is a
preceding screen.
AF/MF
AF
DRIVE
Indicates that there is a
subsequent screen.
42
WB
AUTO
ISO
AUTO
O
[1/3]
Current settings
Indicates that
this is the first of
3 pages.
Using the menus
(Example) :
Selecting "400" as the ISO setting
AF/MF
AF
(Example) :
Moving to the second and subsequent menu pages
1
DRIVE
AUTO
AUTO
O
[1/3]
AF/MF
AF
DRIVE
WB
AUTO
ISO
AUTO
O
[1/3]
Getting Started
WB
ISO
AF/MF
DRIVE
AUTO
WB
100
200
400
ISO
[1/3]
Selection
SLOW
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
[2/3]
or
Confirm
● You can move from page 1/3
to page 3/3 by pressing
on the Arrow pad.
● To save the current settings
and exit Menu mode, press
again at this point.
Pressing
once merely
selects the settings.
● Some settings also allow you
to shoot pictures at the confirmation stage.
● Note that if you press the
(Menu) button instead of the
button to exit Menu mode,
the setting is not saved.
43
Using the menus
4
Use
or
the setting.
to select
● The selected setting is displayed in green.
● If the selected setting has
additional options displayed
on the right, proceed to step
5. .If not, proceed to step 6 .
1
Getting Started
5
6
Where the selected setting
has additional options,
press
to move to the
next set of options and
press
or
to select a
setting.
When you have finished
selecting the setting, press
the [OK] button or
to
return to the previous
option.
● The green frame moves left
and the selected setting is
displayed on the right.
● In a shooting mode (the Mode
dial set to any setting other
than "
"), the camera is
ready to shoot at this point.
7
Press the [OK] button.
● The selected setting is saved
and the menu screen is
replaced by the normal
screen.
44
4 5
6 7
0.3
AF
BKT
0.6
3
1.0
5
[1/3]
(Example) BKT setting
Using the menus
Tips
1
Getting Started
• When you want to return to the previous page (or proceed to the next page)
in a menu screen:
→ When the selection frame in the menu is at the bottom (or top) of the
screen, press
(or
) on the Arrow pad to move to the next page.
If you are on the last page, pressing
returns you to the first page.
Likewise, pressing
on the first page moves you to the last page.
• When you want to cancel menu operations:
→ Press the
(Menu) button. The settings are discarded and the normal screen reappears.
• When the menu screen does not appear in Playback mode:
→ If the card contains no images, the menu screen is not displayed.
• When you want to save the settings:
→ In “MODE SETUP”, set "ALL RESET" to "OFF". The settings are then
retained without being deleted even if you switch the camera off. (P.175)
The settings specified in “MODE SETUP” are saved when you switch the
camera off, regardless of whether "ALL RESET" is set to "ON" or "OFF".
• When the selected settings do not work:
→ You did not press the [OK] button after selecting the setting. Select the
setting again and then press the [OK] button to confirm the selection.
• If the card contains no images when the Mode dial is set to "
", the menu
screen is not displayed when you press the
(Menu) button.
• In a shooting mode, you can select settings and then take pictures without
pressing the [OK] button. The settings remain valid until you press the
(Menu) button again.
• If you select settings and then press the
(Menu) button without first
pressing the [OK] button, the settings are discarded and the camera exits
menu mode.
• If you set "ALL RESET" to "OFF", the settings are not discarded when you
switch the camera off. (P.175)
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Shooting menu options
1
The table below shows the settings available on this camera. Select the settings that best suit your subject. For information on how to decide which
options are best for your purposes (P.46-49), refer to the menu operation
pages (P.42-45) or the pages covering the respective functions.
Getting Started
Still picture shooting menu
These options are displayed in the still picture shooting modes (P or A/S/M).
Menu
page
Setting
AF/MF
DRIVE
1/3
WB (White
Balance)
ISO
DIGITAL ZOOM
FUNCTION
2/3
46
Function
Default
setting
Selects Autofocus or
AF
Manual Focus.
Select this option to use con- Single
tinuous shooting, the self- picture
shooting
timer or Auto Bracket.
Sets the white balance for a
AUTO
light source.
AUTO
Sets the ISO setting.
Setting the intensity of the
±0
flash.
Sets the flash timing to get
the best results in shots of
OFF
night scenes.
Allows you to zoom digitally
OFF
up to 5x.
Allows special photography
modes. (BLACK&WHITE,
OFF
SEPIA, WHITE BOARD and
BLACK BOARD.)
Allows you to record voice
comments on pictures you
OFF
have shot.
Card function for taking
–
panorama picture.
See
P. 82
P. 93
P. 113
P. 115
P. 105
P. 107
P. 103
P. 129
P. 131
P. 85
P. 118
P. 122
P. 120
Shooting menu options
Menu
page
Setting
CARD SETUP
MODE SETUP
A/S/M MODE
AE LOCK
Initializes (formats) the card.
Sets the camera mode to
suit the type of photography.
See the List of mode settings on P. 173.
Sets the Record mode.
(TIFF/SHQ/HQ/SQ1/SQ2)
Sets the functions available
when the Mode dial is set
to A/S/M.
Allows AE lock or multimetering to be used.
Default
setting
–
P. 155,157
–
P. 172
HQ
P. 111
A
P. 88
OFF
P. 98
See
1
Getting Started
3/3
Function
Movie record menu
These menu options are displayed in Movie record mode (
Menu
page
Setting
Selects Autofocus or
Manual Focus.
Allows you to take pictures
using the self-timer or
remote control.
WB (White
Sets the white balance for a
Balance)
light source.
ISO
Sets the ISO setting.
Allows black and white or
FUNCTION
sepia photography.
Allows you to select whether
to record sound when you
are shooting a movie.
Initializes (formats) the card.
CARD SETUP
MODE SETUP Sets the camera mode to
suit the type of photography.
See the List of mode settings on P.173.
HQ Sets the image quality
SQ mode (HQ or SQ).
AF/MF
1/2
2/2
Function
).
Default
setting
See
AF
P. 82
OFF
P. 115
AUTO
P. 105
P. 107
P. 103
OFF
P. 118
ON
P. 124
–
P.155,157
–
P. 172
HQ
P. 111
AUTO
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Playback menu options
Still picture playback menu
1
These menu options are displayed when still image frames are being displayed.
Getting Started
Menu
page
Setting
INFO
1/2
FUNCTION
CARD SETUP
2/2
MODE SETUP
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Function
Automatically displays successive frames.
Allows you to view photography details for each image
(camera settings, date and
time, file name, etc.).
Adds recorded voice comments to pictures you have
shot.
Not available.
Erases all the frames on a
card or initializes (formats)
the card.
Sets the camera mode to
suit the type of photography. See the List of mode
settings on P.173.
Default
setting
See
–
P. 143
OFF
P. 147
–
P. 149
–
–
–
P. 155
P. 157
–
P. 172
Playback menu options
Movie playback menu
These menu options are displayed when you are playing back a movie.
Menu
page
Setting
FUNCTION
1/1
CARD SETUP
MODE SETUP
Play back movie pictures.
Allows you to view photography details for the movie
(date and time, file name,
etc.).
Allows you to edit a movie or
create an index listing the
movie details.
Erases all the frames on a
card or initializes (formats)
the card.
Sets the camera mode to
suit the type of photography. See the List of mode
settings on P.173.
Default
setting
–
P. 69
OFF
P. 147
–
P. 150
–
P. 155
P. 157
–
P. 172
See
1
Getting Started
MOVIE PLAY
INFO
Function
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1
50
2
Shooting and
Playback Basics
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter covers basic camera operation and
describes how to use the camera for simple
photography, how to display your pictures and
movies, and how to erase images. Familiarize
yourself with your camera by reading through
this chapter as you use the camera.
Switching on and off
By turning the Mode dial to any setting other than "OFF", the camera is
switched on.
Be sure to remove the lens cap.
PO
W
Set the Mode dial to "P".
1
● The camera switches off.
● The lens retracts into the camera body and the monitor and
control panel switches off.
● Always replace the lens cap
when the camera is not in
use.
E DIAL
P
OFF
OD
When you have finished
using the camera, set the
Mode dial to "OFF".
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A/S
3
52
ER
F
OF
● The camera switches on.
● Setting the Mode dial to
"A/S/M", "P", or "
" sets the
camera to a shooting mode.
The lens extends out from the
camera body and the remaining battery charge and number of storable pictures
appear on the control panel.
● When you set the Mode dial to
"
" , the camera switches
on in playback mode and the
monitor lights up.
3
/M O DE
A/S
/M
P
2
M
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2
Press in on each side of
the lens cap as shown in
the figure and remove the
lens cap.
D
L
1
IA
2
PO WER
/
Switching on and off
2
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• Always remove the lens cap before you switch the camera on.
• Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or unplug
the AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. This could not only
prevent the recording of your current picture, but could also destroy the data
recorded on the card.
• If you do not operate the camera for three minutes, the Power Save mechanism automatically switches off the control panel (sleep mode). Press the
shutter button or zoom lever to switch the control panel display back on.
Though the camera automatically switches off after approximately four
hours in Standby mode, you should make a practice of switching the camera off as soon as possible when you are not taking pictures. (These times
may be longer if you are using new batteries and depend on the type of batteries used.)
• Photographed images are saved even if you switch the camera off or
replace the batteries.
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Checklist before shooting
Checking the remaining battery charge
When you switch the camera on, the level of remaining battery charge is displayed on the control panel. When the remaining battery charge is low, load
new batteries. If you are using NiMH or Ni-Cd batteries, recharge the batteries.
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lights (and turns off automatically).
The batteries have ample charge and you
can take pictures.
Battery check
indicator
blinks and the other icons on the control panel are displayed normally.
The battery charge is low and the batteries should be replaced. You can still
take pictures, but the battery power may run out in mid-shot.
blinks (and disappears after 12 seconds) and the other icons on the
control panel disappear.
The batteries are fully depleted and should be replaced immediately.
• When taking pictures on long trips, on special occasions or in cold locations,
keep spare batteries handy.
• The length of time for which the different battery check indicators appear
varies depending on the type of batteries used.
• If you use NiMH batteries, the blinking battery low warning will appear sooner
than when lithium battery packs are used.
• When you are running the camera on batteries that are close the end of
their operating life, the camera may emit a rapid series of short beeps as a
warning after you take a shot or when you switch the camera on. The number of storable pictures shown on the control panel may also blink. If this
happens, your shot will not be taken correctly. Replace the batteries and
take the picture again.
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Checklist before shooting
Checking SmartMedia card status (Card check)
When the camera is switched on in a shooting mode, the camera automatically
checks for a card.
Viewfinder
Displayed when there is a card error.
At the same time, the "CARD
ERROR" message appears on the
monitor.
→ Format the card or use a new
card.
Control
panel
Control
panel
Monitor
CARD SETUP
OFF
ENTER OK
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Displayed when there is no card in
the camera or when there is a card
Card error fault.
icon
The Card error indicator on the control panel and the green lamp beside
Green lamp the viewfinder both blink. At the
same time, the "NO CARD" message
appears on the monitor.
→ Insert a card.
Control
panel
Displayed when the card needs to
be formatted.
At the same time, the card formatting
screen appears on the monitor.
→ Format the card. (P.157) Use the
Arrow pad to select "FORMAT"
and then press [OK] to switch to
the card formatting menu. (P.157)
When formatting is completed,
the monitor display switches back
to the screen showing the subject
being photographed.
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Checklist before shooting
Checking the available shots/time
When you switch the camera on with the Mode dial set to "P" or "A/S/M", the
number of storable pictures is displayed on the control panel. (When you
switch the camera on with the Mode dial set to “
”, the available shooting
time (in seconds) is displayed.)
2
Still picture shooting mode
Movie record mode
Shooting and Playback Basics
Available shooting time (sec.)
Number of storable pictures
Number of available still shots
Recording mode
Number
of pixels
Memory capacity
File
8MB
TIFF
32MB
64MB
0/0
1/1
3/3
6/6
1600x1200
1/1
2/2
5/5
11/11
1280x960
2/2
4/4
8/8
17/17
1024x768
3/3
6/6
13/13
27/26
640x480
8/8
16/16
33/32
67/65
SHQ
2048x1536
3/3
6/6
13/13
27/27
HQ
2048x1536
10/9
20/19
40/39
81/78
5/5
11/11
22/22
45/44
16/15
31/30
64/60
128/120
NORMAL
TIFF
1600x1200
SQ1
HIGH (quality)
NORMAL
1280x960
HIGH (quality)
NORMAL
SQ2
16MB
2048x1536
HIGH (quality)
1024x768
HIGH (quality)
NORMAL
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(pictures without sound/pictures with sound)
640x480
JPEG
8/8
17/16
34/33
69/67
24/22
49/45
99/90
199/181
13/12
26/25
53/51
107/102
38/32
76/66
153/132
306/265
32/29
66/58
132/117
265/234
82/61
165/123
331/248
664/498
• When Recording (image quality) mode is set to TIFF, sound cannot be
recorded in the photography modes. However, sound can be
postrecorded in Playback mode. (P.149)
Checklist before shooting
Available shooting time (seconds)
Memory capacity
Recording
mode
Number of pixels
HQ
320 x 240
11
23
46
75
SQ
160 x 120
46
93
186
300
4MB
8MB 16MB Over 32MB
When the number
number of storable
storable pictures in Still
picture shooting mode reaches
reaches 0.
• When the number of storable pictures reaches 0, the camera emits a
warning beep, the green lamp beside the viewfinder blinks and the
"CARD FULL" message appears on the monitor. The same thing occurs
the next time you switch the camera on. (P.216)
When this happens, load a new card or one that is not full. Alternatively,
erase unwanted images on the card to create some free space. (P.71,
155)
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Shooting and Playback Basics
• This table shows the maximum times for movies with sound shot by
pressing the shutter button down fully once and shooting continuously.
The available shooting time shown on the control panel and monitor is
the remaining time for which you can record data on the current card.
• The number of storable pictures varies depending on the selected recording (image quality) mode and the card capacity.
• See P.111 for information on setting the record quality (quality setting).
• All the tables given here are rough guides only. Actual performance may vary.
• The counter may not decrease by 1 each time a shot is taken or increase
by 1 each time an image is erased.
• The number of storable pictures may vary slightly since the amount of data
recorded varies depending on the subject photographed.
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Adjusting the viewfinder
1
Turn the diopter adjustment dial until you can see
the AF target mark clearly.
Diopter adjustment dial
Viewfinder
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AF target mark
Holding the camera
Hold the camera firmly with both hands and brace your elbows against your
sides to prevent the camera from moving.
Landscape position
Portrait position
Incorrect
Keep your fingers away from
the lens.
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• Do not apply excessive force to the lens.
• Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash.
• When holding the camera in the landscape position, hold the camera so that
the flash is at the top.
Pressing the shutter button
The shutter button has a 2-step operation. Practice using the shutter button
before you take pictures.
1
Press the shutter button
lightly (press halfway down).
2
2
Shutter button
Press the shutter button
the rest of the way down
(press fully).
● The camera takes the picture
and emits a short double-beep.
● The card access lamp blinks
while the picture is being
recorded onto the card.
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● The focus and image brightness (exposure) are locked.
● The green lamp beside the
viewfinder lights.
● To focus on a subject that is not
inside the AF target mark, use
focus lock. (P.78)
If the green lamp blinks
To take a picture of a subject that is a distance
of 2.6 ft (31.5") or less from the camera, use
Macro mode. (P.84) For some subjects, the camera may not be able to lock the focus or exposure. (See "Focusing on difficult subjects (subjects not suited to autofocus)" on P.76.)
Viewfinder
Green lamp (blinks)
• Press the shutter button gently. Using sudden movements or too much force
can cause the camera to move and result in blurred pictures (camera shake).
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Shooting
Taking still pictures
1
Shooting and Playback Basics
2
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
PO
● You can also take pictures
with the Mode dial set to
"A/S/M". (P.88-91)
W
3
Compose the picture by
looking
through
the
viewfinder and using the
zoom lever. (P.72)
● Compose the shot so that the
subject is in the center of the
AF target mark.
● The actual shot is slightly larger than the area visible in the
viewfinder.
3
Viewfinder
Orange
lamp
Press the shutter button
down halfway.
● The focus and exposure are
locked and the green lamp
beside the viewfinder lights.
● To focus on a subject that is
not in the center of the shot,
use focus lock. (P.78)
● If the green lamp blinks, the
focus or exposure is not
locked. See "Focusing on difficult subjects (subjects not
suited to autofocus)" on P.76.
● If you have selected full-time AF
(P.79), the camera constantly
focuses even when the shutter
button is not pressed down
halfway, making focusing times
shorter.
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2
/M O DE
Set the Mode dial to "P".
ER
1
L
2
A/S/M
IA
P
AF target mark
Green lamp
Shooting
4
Press the shutter button
the rest of the way down
(press fully).
4
2
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● When the camera emits a
short double-beep, it has finished taking the picture.
● The green lamp blinks as the
camera starts recording the
picture onto the card.
● The card access lamp blinks
while the data is being
recorded onto the card.
● To check the picture you’ve
just taken, you can view it on
the monitor. → REC VIEW
(P.185)
● When the green lamp beside
the viewfinder stops blinking,
the camera is ready for the
next shot.
● If you press the shutter button
while the green lamp is blinking, the shutter does not operate. (The time for which the
green lamp blinks varies
depending on Recording
(image quality) mode, but
should last between 0.5 and
43 seconds.)
● You can check the camera
memory status by using the
monitor to take pictures.
(P.63)
● You can also record a voice
comment when taking a picture. (P.122)
Green lamp
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Shooting
When the orange lamp lights
The flash fires automatically. (See "Using the flash (Auto-Flash)" on P.73.)
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Shooting and Playback Basics
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• Depending on the working distance, the picture that is actually taken and
the picture that you see in the optical viewfinder may be different.
In that case, use the monitor to take the picture.
• Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or unplug the
AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. This could not only prevent
the recording of your current picture, but could also destroy the images recorded on the card.
• If the orange lamp beside the viewfinder is blinking, this indicates that the flash
is charging. Wait until the orange lamp goes out before pressing the shutter
button.
Shooting
Taking pictures using the monitor
Using the monitor allows you to check the actual field of view in your shot as
you are shooting.
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
1
PO
Set the Mode dial to "P"
4
● You can also take pictures
with the Mode dial set to
"A/S/M". (P.88-91)
2
2
W
Press the
(Monitor) button to switch the monitor
on.
● Press the button again to
switch the monitor off.
● In A/S/M mode, the monitor
switches on automatically.
3
Compose the picture by
looking at the image on the
monitor.
4
Take the picture using the
same procedure as for the
viewfinder.
● The bottom of the memory
gauge lights and the camera
starts storing the image onto
the card.
● Unless the card is full, you can
continue shooting pictures
during image recording until
the memory gauge is completely lit.
● When you shoot 2 or more
pictures, the center of the
memory gauge lights.
3
2
Monitor
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
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1
A/S/M
IA
A/S
/M
P
AF target mark
number of storable
pictures
Shutter button
Memory gauge
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Shooting
2
Shooting and Playback Basics
● When the buffer memory is
full, the top of the memory
gauge lights and no more
shots can be taken.
● If “REC VIEW” is set to “OFF”
(P.185), photographed images
are not shown on the monitor.
● Selecting “CHECK” (P.186)
allows you to choose whether
to record or discard the picture
you have just shot.
Monitor
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
Memory gauge
No shots
taken
1 shot
taken
2 or more
No
shots taken photography
possible
• Do not apply excessive force to the monitor.
• Use the image on the monitor only to compose the shot. The monitor is not
designed to show details such as the focus or exposure.
• Using the monitor to take pictures increases the time required to write pictures
to the card.
• When the subject is at an angle to the camera, the edges of the image may
appear jagged on the monitor. This is not a malfunction.
• Light may appear in bands at the top and bottom of the monitor. This is not a
malfunction.
• When you are shooting in bright conditions, such as in sunlight, vertical
streaks (or smears) may appear on the monitor. If the image is difficult
to see, use the optical viewfinder.
• Though you can take pictures using the monitor, using the optical viewfinder
tends to reduce camera movement and makes shooting easier. Switching the
monitor off also reduces battery consumption, allowing you to take pictures for
longer.
• The actual image shot is slightly larger than the image you see in the
viewfinder or on the monitor.
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Shooting
Shooting movies
Use this mode to record pictures and sound at the same time. You can also
set the camera not to record sound. (P.124)
● To focus on a subject that is
not in the center of the shot,
use focus lock. (P.78)
● If the green lamp blinks, the
focus and exposure are not
locked. See "Focusing on difficult subjects (subjects not
suited to autofocus)" on P.76.
4
P
Compose the shot by looking
at the image on the monitor.
To begin shooting, press the
shutter button down fully. To
stop shooting, press the
shutter button again.
● The remaining seconds display on the monitor shows the
available shooting time.
● The bottom of the memory
gauge on the monitor lights
and the camera starts recording the movie to the card.
● Once you have been shooting
for more than 1 second, the center of the memory gauge lights.
● When the memory buffer
becomes full, the top of the
memory gauge lights and you
can no longer shoot.
R
OFF
Press the shutter button down
halfway. The camera locks the
focus and exposure and the green
lamp beside the viewfinder lights.
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A/S
POWE
O D E DIA
3
".
3 4
2
2 3
2
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Set the Mode dial to "
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L
1
1
2
F2.0 1/800 0.0
Available shooting time
Memory gauge
AF target mark
4 Shutter button
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Shooting
● Selecting “CHECK” allows
you to choose whether to
record or discard the picture
you have just shot before it is
recorded. (P.186)
● When you are shooting a movie
and recording sound at the
same time, the focus is fixed at
the point where the focus was
locked. If you are shooting a
subject that changes position
markedly (e.g. from background to foreground), stop
shooting briefly to allow the
camera to refocus. To keep the
camera focused all the time
during shooting, set sound
record mode to “OFF”. (P.124)
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5
F2.0 1/800 0.0
5
When the card access lamp starts blinking, recording of the
card has begun.
● Even if the gauge displays available memory, you cannot shoot the next picture until the recording of the card is completed.
● When the card access lamp stops blinking, recording of the card has
finished. If memory is available in the card, the number of possible
shots is displayed on the LCD monitor, and you can begin shooting.
• When “CHECK” is selected, the monitor may go blank for a few moments
after you have been shooting for a long period. This is because the camera
is processing the images and is not a malfunction.
• The image quality for movies may be lower than that for still images.
• The image actually shot is slightly smaller than the image you see on the
monitor.
• Do not apply excessive force to the monitor.
• Use the image on the monitor only to compose the shot. The monitor is not
designed to show details such as the focus or exposure.
• When the subject is at an angle to the camera, the edges of the image may
appear jagged on the monitor. This is not a malfunction.
• Light may appear in bands at the top and bottom of the monitor. This is not
a malfunction.
• When you are shooting in bright conditions, such as in sunlight, vertical
streaks (or smears) may appear on the monitor or the picture you shoot.
Checking and erasing photographed images
Displaying pictures (Quick View)
When you want to view your shots right after you take them, you can display
the images even in Still Shooting mode simply by pressing the
(Monitor)
button. You can also switch quickly back to the shooting mode if you want to
take a picture while you are viewing your shots.
● The monitor switches on and
the most recent picture is displayed.
● You can also view shots you
have taken by selecting "
"
on the Mode dial. (Single-frame
playback)
2
You can use the Arrow pad
to view other pictures
stored on the card.
2
D
P
F
OF
ER
Press the
(Monitor)
button twice in quick
succession.
/M O DE
L
A/S
/M
1
IA
A/S/M
PO
W
Shooting and Playback Basics
P
2
1
Battery check
Record mode
: Displays the next picture.
HQ
: Displays the previous picture.
: Jumps back 10 pictures.
: Jumps forward 10 pictures.
● See P.147 for information on
displaying the image information (date and time settings,
file name, etc.).
● To play a movie, select an
image with the "
" icon.
(P.69)
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Date
Time
Frame
number
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Checking and erasing photographed images
3
To return to the shooting
mode, press the
(Monitor) button again or
press the shutter button
down halfway.
3
2
Shooting and Playback Basics
3
• When you connect the camera to a TV to view your pictures, you can rotate
pictures that were taken with the camera on its side so that they are easier
to see. (P.145)
• The camera cannot display pictures with file or folder names not automatically
assigned by the camera itself. (P.191)
• When you turn it on, the monitor flashes briefly and the picture appears 0.5
to 2 seconds later. This is not a malfunction.
• Do not press strongly on the monitor. This not only leaves stains on the screen
and makes the images difficult to see, it also risks cracking the monitor.
• Sound cannot be played back on the camera. Connect the camera to a TV
for audio playback or to view pictures rotated. (P.145)
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Checking and erasing photographed images
Playing movies
Use the procedure below to view your movies.
3
5
3
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
4
Use the Arrow pad to select
"MOVIE PLAY" and then
press
to select "START".
● To cancel movie playback,
press the
(Menu) button.
5
MOVIE
PLAY
INFO
FUNCTION
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
START
P
OFF
Use the Arrow pad to
select an image with the
icon.
/M
A/S
R
POWE
O D E DIA
2
1
2
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Use Quick View (P.67) or
set the Mode dial to " "
to display the movie you
have shot. (P.140)
/M
L
2 4
1
[1/1]
Press the [OK] button.
● The card access lamp blinks
and the movie starts playing
when the camera has finished
reading it from the card.
To pause the movie...
Press the [OK] button during
playback. Press it again to
resume the playback.
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Checking and erasing photographed images
You can use the Arrow pad to
advance the movie frame by
frame once playback has finished or while the movie is
paused.
: Displays the start of the
movie.
: Displays the end of the
movie.
: Advances the movie by one
frame each time it is pressed.
The movie plays for as long
as the button is held down.
: Moves back through the
movie by one frame each
time it is pressed. The movie
plays in reverse for as long
as the button is held down.
If you press the [OK] button when
movie playback ends, the movie
starts again from the beginning.
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Shooting and Playback Basics
6
Press the
(Menu) button
to exit Movie Playback
mode.
● When you want to select
another frame, press the
(Menu) button again to exit the
menu screen and then select
the frame using the Arrow pad.
5
5
6
Date and time of shooting
(displayed for approximately
4 seconds)
23.12.,00 21:56
0" / 15"
Total movie time (sec.)
Current playback position (sec.)
To quickly return from Quick View mode to shooting mode
Press the shutter button down halfway. If you are viewing a movie or using the
menus, the viewfinder switches on immediately and your subject is displayed.
If the Mode dial is set to "
", this function cannot be used.
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Checking and erasing photographed images
Erasing pictures (One-frame erase)
You can use this function to erase unwanted images. The same procedure
can also be used to erase movies. Before you erase a picture or movie, check
that there is no write-protect sticker on the card or protection setting (P.144)
on the image you want to erase. To erase all the images on a card, see
"Erasing all images (all-frame erase)" on P.155.
OF
F
P
OW
E
DIA L
1 3
2
E R/M O
D
● Immediately after you set the
Mode dial to "
", the last
picture you shot is displayed.
2
3
4
Press the
(Erase) button.
● A confirmation screen appears
asking whether you want to
erase the picture.
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "YES".
Monitor
● To cancel, select "NO" and
press the [OK] button or the
(Erase) button.
YES
Press the [OK] button to
erase the displayed picture.
NO
* You can also erase single
frames in Index playback
mode (P.140) and Close-up
playback mode (P.142).
YES
OK
Shooting and Playback Basics
P
Use the Arrow pad to display the picture you want
to erase.
A/S/M
1
2
NO
• Take great care never to open the card cover, eject the card, remove the
batteries or unplug the AC adapter while a picture is being erased. This
could destroy the data stored on the card.
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Using the zoom
You can use the camera's 3× zoom for telephoto or wide-angle shots. If
"DIGITAL ZOOM" is set to "ON" in the shooting menu (P.85), you can zoom
in to even higher magnifications.
P
2
A/S/M
Shooting and Playback Basics
To enlarg
enlarg e the subject in the
shot (telephoto)
Turn the lever toward T.
To widen the field of view
view in the
shot (wide-angle)
Turn the lever toward W.
• If Sound record mode is ON (P.124) when the
mode dial is set to "
" (Movie record mode),
only the digital zoom can be used. The image in
the optical viewfinder does not change when
you use the zoom. Use the monitor to check the
image. Note also that when you use the digital
zoom, the image appears coarser as the magnification increases.
• When you use the digital zoom in Movie record
mode, the image may waver slightly during
zooming.
• In "P" and "A/S/M" (Still picture shooting mode), you can use both the optical zoom and the digital zoom to zoom in by the equivalent of up to 15x (at
a resolution of 640 × 480). (P.85)
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Using the flash (Auto-Flash)
When flash is needed, the orange lamp beside the viewfinder lights when
you press the shutter button down halfway. If the flash mode is set to
"AUTO", the flash automatically fires in low-light and backlit conditions. See
P.126 for information on the other flash modes. The default flash mode is
"AUTO".
2
D
ER
1
/M O DE
L
Check that the control
panel does not show the
,
or
icon.
A/S
/M
P
F
OF
IA
1
A/S/M
PO
W
2 3
● If any of these modes is
shown, use the
(Flash
mode) button to cancel it.
(See "Selecting the flash firing
pattern" on P.126.)
2
Press the shutter button
down halfway.
● When the orange lamp beside
the viewfinder lights, this indicates that the flash is ready to
fire.
● A flashing orange lamp indicates that the flash is charging. Wait until the lamp stops
flashing before you press the
shutter button.
3
Shooting and Playback Basics
P
Orange lamp
Press the shutter button
down fully.
● The flash fires.
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Using the flash (Auto-Flash)
To photograph a backlit
backlit subject
Viewfinder
When photographing a backlit subject, position
the subject inside the AF target mark.
2
Effective flash range
• Wide-angle: Approx. 2.6 ft to 18.4 ft
• Telephoto: Approx. 7.9" to 12.5 ft
Shooting and Playback Basics
AF target mark
• The intensity of the flash can be set to suit the picture subject. (P.129)
• When you are using the flash in Macro mode, especially for wide-angle
shooting, the flash may fail to illuminate part of the subject, resulting in
uneven lighting. Always check the result on the monitor.
• See P.133 for information on using external flash.
• The flash cannot be used in Sequence mode. (P.113)
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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3
Focusing
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter describes how to use some of the
camera features, such as focusing and zooming, that are essential to taking effective shots.
Focusing on difficult subjects (Subjects not suited to autofocus)
3
Focusing
The camera's autofocus function can be used effectively for most subjects.
However, in situations such as 1, 2 and 3 below, the camera may be unable
to focus automatically and the green lamp blinks. In situations 4 and 5, the
camera will not focus even though the green lamp lights and the shutter
releases. When this happens, use the procedure described below or use
Manual focus. (P.82)
1 Subjects with little or no contrast
• Lock the focus on an object with good
contrast that is the same distance from
the camera as the subject (P.78). Then
recompose the shot and take the picture.
2 Subjects with no vertical lines
• Lock the focus on the subject (P.78) by
holding the camera on its side. Then return
the camera to the normal position and take
the picture.
3 Shots where an object in the center of the
shot is excessively bright
• Lock the focus on an object with good
contrast that is the same distance from
the camera as the subject (P.78). Then
recompose the shot and take the picture.
4 Shots that include both near and distant objects
• In this type of shot, your subject may still be out
of focus even though the camera's autofocus
operates and the green lamp lights. In this event,
lock the focus on an object that is the same distance from the camera as the subject (P.78).
Then recompose the shot and take the picture.
5 Fast-moving subjects
• Lock the focus beforehand on an object that
is the same distance from the camera as the
intended subject (P.78). Then recompose the
shot and take the picture.
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Working range
The picture frame in the viewfinder shows the area that is shot for subjects at
infinity. However, the picture frame moves lower down in the viewfinder as you
get closer to the subject. (This is particularly pronounced when the zoom is
set to telephoto.)
Viewfinder
Picture frame
Focusing
Picture frame for close-up shots
3
Take pictures at distances between 7.9" and ∞ (infinity).
• While the shutter will release for subjects closer than 7.9", the resulting
image may be out of focus and incorrectly exposed.
• Using the monitor as a viewfinder is a better way to take close-up pictures.
Shot composition is easier as the monitor shows the actual area photographed.
• Note that the camera uses battery power faster when the monitor is used.
Working range
Macro mode
Normal mode
7.9" to 31.5" (2.6 ft) (P.84)
2.6 ft (31.5") to ∞ (infinity)
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Focusing on off-center subjects (Focus lock)
If your main subject is not within the AF target mark when you compose your
shot, use the procedure below to focus. This is called focus lock.
P
1
3
A/S/M
Focusing
Position your main subject
inside the AF target marks,
and press the shutter button
down halfway.
Viewfinder
● The exposure for the shot is
locked at the same time and
the green lamp beside the
viewfinder lights.
AF target mark
If the green lamp beside the
viewfinder is blinking, the focus
and exposure are not locked.
Release the shutter button and
move the focusing point slightly.
Then repeat step 1 until the
green lamp stays lit.
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2
Recompose the picture
while holding the shutter
button down halfway.
3
Press the shutter button
down fully to take the picture.
Focusing faster (Full-time AF)
Full-time AF is a mode in which the camera repeatedly focuses on the object
in front of the camera lens even when the shutter button is not being pressed.
This eliminates the need to press the shutter button down halfway and
reduces the time lag between the shutter button being pressed down fully and
the shutter releasing.
Select the "OFF" setting if you do not want to use this feature. When "OFF" is
selected, the camera does not focus until you press the shutter button down
halfway.
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
2 4
IA
1
A/S/M
PO
Press the
W
(Menu) button.
Focusing
P
3
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "MODE
SETUP" and then press
to select "SETUP".
3
Press the [OK] button.
3
1
● The MODE SETUP screen
appears.
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
4
Press
or
to select
"FULL-TIME AF" and then
press
.
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
[3/3]
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Focusing faster (Full-time AF)
5
Press
or
"ON" or "OFF".
to select
"ON": When the camera is set to
a shooting mode, it repeatedly
adjusts the focus so that it is
always focused.
"OFF": The camera does not
focus until the shutter button is
pressed down halfway.
3
Focusing
6
Press the [OK] button to
save the setting and return
to the MODE SETUP
screen.
5
6 7
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
7
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
REC VIEW
OFF
ON
[3/4]
• The camera uses battery charge faster when full-time AF is selected.
• Full-time AF only operates when the monitor is switched on. Be sure that the
monitor is on.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
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Selecting a focusing area (AF MODE)
Use the procedure below to select the area used for focusing on the subject.
NORMAL : In this mode, the camera looks at almost the entire screen and
automatically selects the subject to be used for focusing. Use
this mode for normal photography. (Default setting)
SPOT
: In this mode, the camera focuses on the center of the object in
the AF target mark in the viewfinder.
Press the
D
/M O DE
L
P
ER
F
OF
A/S/M
PO
W
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "MODE
SETUP" and then press
to select "SETUP".
3
When you press the [OK]
button, the MODE SETUP
screen appears.
4
Press
or
to select
“AF MODE” and then press
.
5
Press
or
to select
"NORMAL" or "SPOT".
6
Press the [OK] button to
save the setting and return
to the Menu screen.
3 6 7
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
[3/3]
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
7
3
Focusing
1
IA
A/S
/M
2 4 5
P
NORMAL
SPOT
REC VIEW
[3/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
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Focusing manually (Manual focus)
Manual focus allows you to select a focal distance in advance that matches
the distance to the subject. This mode can be used for subjects that are not
suited to autofocus and for focusing when you use the monitor to compose
the shot.
D
/M O DE
L
3
A/S
/M
2 3 4
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
1
Press the
W
(Menu) button.
Focusing
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "AF/MF" and
then press
.
● The menu disappears and the
shooting distance selection
screen is displayed.
3
Press
to select “MF”.
● " MF " appears on the control
panel and a distance indicator
with a movable cursor appears
on the monitor.
● To cancel manual focus,
press
on the Arrow pad to
select "AF". When " MF " is no
longer displayed, press the
[OK] button.
4
Press
or
the distance.
to select
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
16ft
10ft
6.5ft
2.6ft
AF MF
Control panel
● The image on the monitor is
enlarged during manual
focusing to make focusing
easier to check.
Manual focus
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Focusing manually (Manual focus)
● If you move the cursor to 2.6 ft
(31.5") or less, the indicator
scale automatically changes
to 7.9" - 31.5".
● You can take a picture by
pressing the shutter button at
this point.
5
Press the [OK] button.
3
5
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
31inch
24inch
Focusing
● The setting is saved and "MF"
appears in red on the screen.
● To cancel manual focusing,
repeat steps 1 and 2 . When
the AF/MF selection screen
appears, press
to select
"AF" and then press the [OK]
button.
16inch
8inch
AF MF
• When you are using the flash, ensure that the subject for focusing is within
the effective range of the flash.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• The distance indicator on the monitor is only intended as a guide. The
actual distance may vary slightly.
• You cannot change the focus while you are shooting a movie.
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Focusing on close-up subjects (Macro mode)
Use Macro mode to shoot close-up subjects.
When the camera is set to telephoto (at the T setting), you can shoot at distances of as little as 7.9" so that a business card fills the entire frame.
Because the area actually photographed differs slightly from the area visible
through the viewfinder in this mode, use the monitor as the viewfinder.
A/S
/M
1
D
/M O DE
L
Focusing
P
F
OF
ER
1
A/S/M
IA
P
3
PO
Press the
(Spot/Macro)
button repeatedly until " "
(Macro mode) appears on the
control panel.
W
2
● To cancel Macro mode, press
the
(Spot/Macro) button until the icon on the control panel disappears.
2
Take the shot.
Control panel
Working range
7.9" to 31.5"
Macro mode
• Using the flash in Macro mode may produce a very noticeable shadow.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• When you are using manual focus (P.82), you cannot select Macro mode.
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Zooming in further (Digital Zoom mode)
The camera's digital zoom function provides an additional 5× magnification
over and above the optical zoom (for 640 × 480 resolution). The optical and
digital zooms used together deliver a combined maximum magnification
equivalent to 15x.
Press the
A/S
/M
2 3
D
/M O DE
L
1
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
(Menu) button.
W
2
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "DIGITAL
ZOOM" and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"ON" and then press the
[OK] button.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
3
Focusing
● The menu screen appears.
1
3 4
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
SLOW
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit Menu mode.
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
OFF
ON
[2/3]
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Zooming in further (Digital Zoom mode)
5
3
Turn the zoom lever
towards "T" to enlarge the
image (zoom in).
Focusing
● A zoom bar is displayed on
the monitor. The white portion
of the bar indicates the optical
zoom, and the red portion
indicates the digital zoom.
● If you switch the monitor off
while using the digital zoom,
Digital Zoom mode is automatically cancelled.
5
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
W
T
Zoom bar
Resolution and Digital Zoom Magnification
Magnification
Resolution
2048×1536
1600×1200
1280×960
1024×768
640×480
Digital zoom magnification
1x to 2.5x
1x to 3.2x
1x to 4.0x
1x to 5.0x
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• If you switch the monitor off, Digital Zoom mode is cancelled and the image
scale reverts to normal (100%).
• The quality of images shot using the digital zoom is coarser.
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4
Custom Photography
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter describes how to select camera
settings such as the field of view, brightness,
exposure, color tones and quality so that you
achieve the desired result. Read the instructions
for each of the settings so that you can get the
results you want for all types of shots.
Setting the "A/S/M" dial functions
The "A/S/M" Mode dial setting allows you to select Aperture Priority mode (A),
Shutter Priority mode (S) or Manual mode (M). In Aperture Priority mode you
can set the aperture, in Shutter Priority mode you can set the shutter speed,
and in Manual mode you can set both.
4
P
W E R/M O
A/S/M
PO
2 3
(Menu) button.
OF
F
Press the
ED
IA L
1
A/S/M
D
P
● The menu screen appears.
Custom Photography
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "A/S/M
MODE" and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"A", "S" or "M" and then
press the [OK] button.
● Refer to the descriptions of
the respective modes for
information on how to use the
modes. (P.88-91)
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
3 4
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
A
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
S
M
[3/3]
• When you have set the Mode dial to "A/S/M", use the monitor to check
which shooting mode is actually selected.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Controlling the depth of field (Aperture Priority mode)
This mode allows you to set the aperture yourself. The camera automatically
selects the correct shutter speed. By changing the aperture setting, you can
change the appearance of the background.
PO
OF
F
P
In the menu screen, set the
"A/S/M MODE" setting to "A"
(Aperture Priority mode).
Press the Arrow pad to
select the Aperture (F
value) setting.
Press
to increase the
Aperture (F value) setting.
Press
to decrease the
Aperture (F value) setting.
4
Aperture Priority mode
Aperture (F value) setting
A F2.0 1/800 0.0
Custom Photography
● Use the menu screen to
select the shooting mode.
See P.88 for more information
on setting the A/S/M.
● The aper ture setting is
displayed in green.
2
A/S/M
W E R/M O
ED
IA L
1
2
D
A/S/M
• When you set the Mode dial to "A/S/M", the ISO setting is automatically set
to 100. You can select 100, 200 or 400 as the ISO setting. (P.103)
• If the flash is set to fire automatically, you cannot set a slower shutter speed
than 1/30 seconds.
• If the correct exposure cannot be achieved for the selected setting, the
aperture setting is displayed in red. If "
" is displayed, decrease the
aperture setting. If "
" is displayed, increase the aperture setting.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the “ALL RESET” setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Capturing movement (Shutter Priority mode)
By using fast shutter speeds, you can freeze movement. Conversely, you can
use a slow shutter speed to give the impression of flowing movement.
4
P
W E R/M O
A/S/M
OF
F
2
In the menu screen, set the
"A/S/M MODE" setting to
"S" (Shutter Priority mode).
PO
ED
IA L
1
D
A/S/M
Custom Photography
● Use the menu screen to select
the shooting mode. See P.88
for more information on setting
the A/S/M.
● The shutter speed is displayed.
2
Press the Arrow pad to
select the shutter speed.
Press
to increase the
shutter speed.
Press
to decrease the
shutter speed.
Shutter Priority mode
Shutter speed
S F2.0 1/800
0. 0
• When you set the Mode dial to "A/S/M", the ISO setting is automatically set
to "100". You can select ISO settings of 100, 200 or 400 (P.103). The available shutter speeds are not affected by the ISO setting.
Available shutter speeds: 4 sec. to 1/800 sec.
• If the correct exposure cannot be achieved for the selected setting, the shutter speed appears in red on the monitor. If "
" is displayed, decrease the
shutter speed. If "
" is displayed, increase the shutter speed.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Selecting the aperture and shutter speed manually (Manual mode)
Manual mode allows you to select the aperture and shutter speed yourself to
achieve the desired effect. You can use the exposure status indicator in the
viewfinder to check whether the image is correctly exposed.
PO
P
OF
F
A/S/M
W E R/M O
ED
IA L
1
2
D
A/S/M
In the menu screen, set the
"A/S/M MODE" setting to
"M" (Manual mode).
4
2
Press the Arrow pad to
select the aperture (F
value) and shutter speed.
Press
to decrease the
aperture size (increase the
Aperture (F value) setting)
and
to increase the aperture size (decrease the
Aperture (F value) setting).
Press
to increase the
shutter speed and
to
decrease the shutter speed.
Aperture
Shutter speed
(F value) setting
Exposure
Manual
differential
mode
Custom Photography
● Use the menu screen to select
the shooting mode. See P.88
for more information on setting
the A/S/M.
● The aperture and shutter
speed are displayed in green.
M F2.0 1/800 –3.0
● The available shutter speeds
are 16 sec. to 1/800 sec.
• When you set the Mode dial to "A/S/M", the ISO setting is automatically set
to 100. You can select 100, 200 or 400 as the ISO setting. (P.103)
• The exposure indicator in the top-right corner of the viewfinder shows the
difference between the exposure calculated from the selected aperture and
shutter speed and the camera's correct exposure. The difference is shown
in a range from -3.0 EV and +3.0 EV.
• If the image is underexposed by more than -3.0 EV or overexposed by more
than +3.0 EV, the exposure indicator turns red.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Shooting at stepped exposures (Exposure compensation)
The camera automatically sets the correct exposure for your shots, but you
can also adjust the exposure by plus or minus 2 steps in increments of 1/3 of
a step. Select a positive compensation value to show white objects more
brightly or a negative value to show black objects more intensely black.
4
Custom Photography
Press
to increase the
exposure compensation
value and
to decrease
the exposure compensation value.
D
/M O DE
A/S
/M
P
F
OF
ER
2
If you select "P", switch
the monitor on.
● If you select "A/S/M", set the
camera to Aperture Priority mode
or Shutter Priority mode. (P.88)
● The monitor switches on automatically when you select
"A/S/M" or "
". The exposure
compensation value is shown
at the top of the screen.
2
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
1
Exposure compensation
P F2.0 1/800 +2.0
● When you select a setting
other than "0",
appears on
the control panel.
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• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• While exposure compensation changes the brightness of the image on the
monitor, it may not change the appearance of dimly lit subjects. For this type
of subject, check the shot on the monitor.
• Exposure compensation may not work properly for shots taken using flash.
Continuous shooting at stepped exposures (Auto Bracket)
Auto Bracket provides a way of recording multiple images with different
brightness settings from a single shot. The focus and white balance are set
for the first shot and remain fixed during continuous shooting. You can also
specify the number of continuous shots.
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
2 3 4
(Menu) button.
P
F
OF
ER
Press the
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● The menu screen appears.
● If you select "A/S/M", set the
camera to Aperture Priority
mode or Shutter Priority
mode. (P.88)
Custom Photography
2
4
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "DRIVE" and
then press
.
1
3
4
Press
or
to select
"BKT" and then press
.
Press
or
to select
the brightness (exposure)
levels and then press
.
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AF/MF
DRIVE
WB
AF
ISO
BKT
[1/3]
1.0
3
Control panel
Auto Bracket
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Continuous shooting at stepped exposures (Auto Bracket)
5
Press
or
to select
the number of shots.
6
Press
twice to confirm
the setting.
7
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears. The setting is
saved.
4
Custom Photography
● If you take the shot without
pressing the [OK] button, the
setting remains valid until you
press the the
(Menu)
button again.
8
Take the shot.
● When you release the shutter
button during shooting, the
camera stops shooting even if
the job is not completed.
Shooting ends when the
specified number of frames
have been shot.
5 6
8
7
P F2.0 1/800
AF
BKT
0.0
0.3
0.6
3
1.0
5
[1/3]
• The focus and white balance are determined for the first shot.
• Auto bracket can be used in Program mode, Aperture Priority mode or Shutter
Priority mode.
• Auto bracket cannot be used in the TIFF quality mode.
• If there is insufficient buffer space available for the selected number of shots,
the camera cannot take the next shot.
• Flash cannot be used.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Measuring the subject brightness (Spot Metering mode)
In Spot Metering mode, the camera measures the brightness of the subject.
The camera provides two light metering modes: Digital ESP metering and
spot metering. The camera's default light metering mode is Digital ESP.
In Digital ESP light metering mode, the camera measures the light at the
center of the picture and around the periphery of the picture separately
and then selects the optimal exposure.
Spot metering, because it only measures the light levels at the center of
the image, allows you to obtain the correct exposure for backlit subjects
since the exposure is not affected by the background light. The light
metering mode changes in the cycle shown below each time you press
the
(Spot/Macro) button.
➠
➡Normal
Spot metering mode
➠
Macro mode
Function and Purpose
Digital ESP metering.
Used for normal autofocus photography.
Measures light only at the center of the
shot.
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Setting
4
Used for close-up shots. (P.84)
➠
Macro + Spot metering
mode
Used for spot metering in close-up
shots. (P.97)
95
Measuring the subject brightness (Spot Metering mode)
A/S/M
1
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
Press the
(Spot/Macro)
button until "
" (Spot
Metering mode) appears on
the control panel.
/M O DE
L
1
IA
P
PO
W
2
● To cancel Spot Metering
mode, press the
(Spot/Macro) button repeatedly until the icon on the
control panel disappears.
4
Custom Photography
2
Take the shot.
Control panel
Spot Metering mode
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
96
Measuring the subject brightness (Spot Metering mode)
Using Spot Metering in Macro mode
Using Spot Metering with Macro mode allows you to obtain the correct exposure for backlit subjects that are within the macro photography range.
1
Press the
(Spot/Macro)
button until "
" (Macro
+ Spot Metering mode)
appears on the control panel.
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
2
2
Take the shot.
Control panel
Custom Photography
● To cancel Macro + Spot
Metering mode, press the
(Spot/Macro) button
repeatedly until the icons on
the control panel disappear.
4
Macro + Spot Metering mode
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
97
Taking pictures with pre-fixed exposure
Setting the [OK] button functions (Setting AE
lock)
1
Press the
2 3
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
/M O DE
L
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P
IA
4
Use the procedure below to select the AE lock-related function performed
when you press the [OK] button. If you select "SINGLE", the camera applies
the AE lock. If you select "MULTI", the camera switches to multi-metering
mode. If you select "OFF", neither function is performed.
If the aperture (F value) is not fixed even when setting on the menu, the aperture (F value) when setting (AE lock, multi-metering) to "OFF" is fixed by pressing the shutter button down halfway.
PO
(Menu) button.
W
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "AE
LOCK" and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"OFF", "SINGLE" or "MULTI"
and then press the [OK]
button.
4
3 4
1
● See P.99 for information on AE
lock (SINGLE).
● See P.101 for information on
multi-metering (MULTI).
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
Press the [OK] button.
A/S/M
MODE
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AE LOCK
OFF
SINGLE
MULTI
[3/3]
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
98
Taking picture with pre-fixed exposure
Taking Pictures with the exposure locked
(AE lock)
Pressing the [OK] button locks the exposure for the camera's current image.
You can use this feature when you want to set the exposure for one scene and
then recompose the shot and use the same exposure settings for the new
scene. Set the "AE LOCK" setting to "SINGLE" beforehand. (P.98)
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
A/S/M
IA
P
P
1
PO
the
W
4
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● The monitor switches on and
" AEL " appears while the
camera stores the exposure
settings.
● If "MULTI" is selected as the "AE
LOCK" setting, the light meter is
displayed. Change the setting
to "SINGLE". (P.98)
To change
exposure:
ER
F
OF
Compose the shot with the
exposure settings you
want to use and press the
[OK] button.
1
Monitor
locked
Recompose the shot and press
the [OK] button again. The
exposure settings are updated
each time you press the [OK]
button.
To cancel AE lock:
OK
Lock the exposure differential
you want to use.
AEL
Press
on the Arrow pad.
" AEL " disappears.
To ensure that the stored
exposure settings are
retained after you take the
shot (AE Memory):
Press
Compose the
shot you want
to take.
. " MEMO " is displayed.
99
Taking picture with pre-fixed exposure
2
2 3
Align the AF target mark
with the subject of the shot
and press the shutter button
down halfway.
● The green lamp lights.
● Focusing and white balancing
are locked.
3
4
Press the shutter button
down fully.
Custom Photography
● When you finish taking the
shot, the AE lock is released
and " AEL " disappears.
● When " MEMO " is displayed,
the locked exposure settings
are retained after you take the
shot and remain valid for the
next shot also.
● You can also use the AE lock
after you press the shutter
button down halfway.
AEL
• AE lock can also be used in Spot Metering mode.
AE lock is released when...
The AE lock is released and the AE memory is cleared in the following
situations:
- When you press
.
- When you change the Mode dial setting.
- When you press the
(Spot/Macro) button to change the light metering mode.
- When you change the drive mode.
- When you press the
(Menu) button to view the menu screen.
- The monitor switches off.
• You cannot use AE lock while the menu screen is displayed.
• You cannot use exposure compensation and AE lock at the same time.
100
Taking picture with pre-fixed exposure
Measuring the average brightness (Multimetering)
Multi-metering measures the subject brightness at up to 8 points and then
determines the photography settings based on the average of those values.
Change the "AE LOCK" setting to "MULTI" beforehand. (P.98)
/M O DE
L
A/S
/M
D
A/S/M
IA
P
P
F
OF
Compose the shot with the
exposure settings you
want to use and press the
[OK] button.
PO
W
4
2 3
1
Monitor
Custom Photography
● The monitor switches on and a
light-metering bar appears indicating that the camera is in
multi-metering mode. (P.102)
● You can repeat this step to
take up to 8 measurements.
Any further measurements are
not accepted.
● The exposure is calculated as
the average of the measured
values.
ER
1
To cancel multi-metering:
Press
on the Arrow pad. All
the measurements are discarded.
To ensure that the stored
multi-metering exposure settings are retained after you
take the shot (AE Memory):
Press
2
. " MEMO " is displayed.
Position the AF target
mark over the object on
which you want to focus
and press the shutter button down halfway.
OK
Lock the exposure differential
you want to use.
Light-metering
bar (P.102)
Compose the
shot you want
to take.
● The green lamp lights.
● Focusing and white balancing
are locked.
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Taking picture with pre-fixed exposure
3
4
Press the shutter button
down fully.
● When you finish taking the
shot, the measurements are
discarded.
● When " MEMO " is displayed,
the multi-metering exposure settings are retained after you take the
shot and remain valid for the next shot also.
● You can also use multi-metering after you press the shutter button
down halfway.
Custom Photography
Example:
Light metering at 5 points ([OK] button pressed 5 times)
Shutter speed and Aperture (F value) calculated as the average of light
metering 5 times. These values are updated each time you measure at another point and the average is calculated.
Indicates the difference between the
Average value for 5
average value and
light measurements.
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
the measurement for
The center of the
the subject at which
bar always shows
the camera is curthe average value
rently pointed. When
for the measured
you press the shutter
points.
button down halfway,
the measurement is
locked and this mark
stops moving.
Measurements for the points at which the [OK]
(If you do not press
button was pressed. The number of ◆ indicates
the [OK] button, this
the number of times the [OK] button was pressed.
value is not included
The locations of the ◆ relative to the center of the
in the averaging calbar indicate the amount by which the correspondculation.)
ing measurements differ from the average value.
Where a measurement differs from the average value indicated by the middle
of the bar by more than 3 steps, a red
or
is displayed.
• This can also be used in Spot Metering mode. However, it is cancelled if
you change the light metering mode during multi-metering.
• Multi-metering is cancelled in the same situations in which AE lock is
released. (P.100)
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Locking the ISO value (ISO setting)
Increasing the ISO setting (the sensitivity) allows you to use fast shutter
speeds even in low-light conditions. The available ISO settings are AUTO,
100, 200 (twice the sensitivity) and 400 (four times the sensitivity).
When you select AUTO, the camera automatically selects the best ISO setting for
the subject. Of the other settings, using higher values allows you to take shots in
low-light conditions.
Press the
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
1
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
IA
2 3
P
PO
W
4
(Menu) button.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "ISO"
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
the "ISO" and then press
the [OK] button.
3 4
● If you select a setting other
than AUTO, "ISO" appears on
the control panel.
● In "A/S/M" mode, you can
select "100", "200" or "400".
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
4
Custom Photography
● The menu screen appears.
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit Menu mode.
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AF/MF
DRIVE
WB
ISO
AUTO
100
200
400
[1/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
Control panel
ISO indicator
103
Locking the ISO value (ISO setting)
4
Custom Photography
104
• The ISO settings are based on the film speeds used in conventional
photography and are only intended as a guide.
• If you select "AUTO" and then set the Mode dial to "A/S/M", the ISO value
is set to 100.
• When you select "AUTO", the camera automatically selects a higher
ISO setting if you take a shot in low-light conditions without the flash.
This is to prevent blurring due to camera shake.
• Higher ISO settings give increased graininess (noise) in the image.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
Selecting the color tone (Preset White Balance)
When the camera's automatic settings do not give the desired result due to
the type of light source, you can get better results by selecting a preset white
balance setting.
A/S/M
(Menu) button.
2 3 4
● The menu screen appears.
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "WB"
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"PRE-SET" and then press
.
● To take pictures using the
AUTO setting, select "AUTO"
at this point and press the
[OK] button.
D
F
OF
PO
W
4
Custom Photography
2
A/S
/M
P
ER
Press the
/M O DE
L
1
IA
P
4
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AF/MF
DRIVE
4
Press
or
to select
the desired setting (see
below) and then press the
[OK] button.
● The available settings are as
follows:
"
" : Daylight
"
" : Overcast
"
" : Tungsten light
"
" : Fluorescent
● "WB" appears on the control
panel.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
WB
AUTO
ISO
PRE-SET
[1/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
Control panel
Manual white balance indicator
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Selecting the color tone (Preset White Balance)
5
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit Menu mode.
4
5
Custom Photography
• Use the AUTO setting for normal shots.
• The available preset white balance settings may not cater for some special
types of light source.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• Always view your shot on the monitor to check the color tones.
106
Setting the color tone (Quick Reference White Balance)
When neither the AUTO setting nor the preset white balance settings give the
desired result, you can use this procedure to store the light source you are
using as the camera's reference white color. The camera then uses the stored
reference light source to adjust the overall color balance.
A/S
/M
2 3 4
D
P
F
OF
(Menu) button.
ER
Press the
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● The menu screen appears.
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "WB"
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"
" (Quick Reference
white balance).
● To take pictures using the
AUTO setting, select "AUTO"
at this point and press the
[OK] button.
4
Press
on the Arrow
pad, select "SETUP" and
then press the [OK] button.
● The Quick Reference white
balance registration screen
appears on the monitor.
4
Custom Photography
2
4
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AF/MF
DRIVE
WB
AUTO
ISO
PRE-SET
SETUP
[1/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
EXIT
SET OK
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Setting the color tone (Quick Reference White Balance)
5
Place a sheet of white paper
under the light source so that
the light strikes the paper (or
get someone to hold the
paper). Then frame the shot
so that the illuminated paper
fills the screen and press the
[OK] button.
● The white balance is registered
and you can use the monitor to
check whether the new setting is
effective.
Press the [OK] button repeatedly until the correct setting is
achieved.
4
Custom Photography
6
Press the [OK] button.
Press the [OK] button again
to save the setting and exit
Menu mode.
● When Quick Reference White
Balance is set, “
” is displayed
on image information screen in
Playback mode. (P.148)
108
6
Press the
(Menu) button
to exit the Quick Reference
white balance registration
screen.
● To reset the white balance again,
repeat the procedure from step 4.
● To cancel Quick Reference
white balance, select "AUTO"
and press the [OK] button.
● You can still take pictures at this
point.
7
8
5 7 8
When still picture playback screen
is displayed. (INFO-ON)
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• If you cannot distinguish the adjustment, always view your shot on the monitor to check the color tones.
• Use the AUTO setting for normal shots.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
Adjusting the color tone (White Balance Correction)
You can also make fine adjustments to the white balance. Use the procedure
below to fine tune the color tones.
A/S
/M
/M O DE
2 4
D
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
P
F
OF
ER
Press the
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select
"MODE SETUP" and then
press
to
select
"SETUP".
3
Press the [OK] button.
● The MODE SETUP screen
appears.
4
5
Press
or
to select
" WB " and then press
to select "SETUP".
Press the [OK] button.
4
Custom Photography
2
W
3 5
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
[3/3]
(This screen shows the still
photography menu.)
ALL RESET
WB
SETUP
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
[1/4]
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Adjusting the color tone (White Balance Correction)
6
Use
and
to make
fine adjustments to the
white balance.
6
● The center position is
t h e s t a n d a rd s e t t i n g ( n o
c o r re c t i o n ) .
● Pressing
gives bluer color
tones.
● Pressing
gives redder color
tones.
4
Custom Photography
7 8
7
Press the [OK] button to
save the setting and return
to the MODE SETUP
screen.
8
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
WB
RED
BLUE
standard setting
• Use the standard setting (no correction) for normal shots.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
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Setting the recording quality (Quality setting)
Use the procedure below to select the quality of your shots.
Five quality types available for still pictures are "TIFF", "SHQ", "HQ", "SQ1" and
"SQ2". The "SQ2" setting gives the lowest image quality, with the quality increasing
sequentially through the "SQ1", "HQ", "SHQ" and "TIFF" settings, The higher the
quality setting it will ensure you get high quality images even when the images are
printed in enlarged size. Recording and display times are longer for the SHQ and
TIFF settings than for the HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 settings. The quality settings when
you shoot a movie are "HQ" and "SQ". The "HQ" setting provides higher
image quality than "SQ"
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
2 3
A/S/M
IA
P
1
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " "
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
Recording mode and then
press the [OK] button.
● The Recording mode appears
on the control panel.
● For still picture shooting, you
can specify the resolution for
TIFF quality images and the
combination of resolution
and image quality for SQ1
and SQ2 quality images.
(P.181-183)
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
4
3 4
W
4
Custom Photography
PO
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
TIFF
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
SQ1
SHQ
HQ
SQ2
[3/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
Control panel
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
Recording mode
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Setting the recording quality (Quality setting)
Still picture quality modes
The tables below show the preset number of recorded pixels (resolution) and
compression ratio for each quality mode.
Recording mode
Resolution
Compression
4
TIFF
SHQ
HQ
2048 × 1536
Uncompressed Low compressed JPEG Standard JPEG
Recording mode
Resolution
Compression
SQ1
1280 × 960
SQ2
640 × 480
Standard JPEG
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Video quality modes
The table below shows the number of recorded pixels (resolution) for each
quality mode.
Recording mode
Resolution
Frames per second
HQ
320 × 240
SQ
160 × 120
15
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• Lower compression ratios give higher quality enlarged images. Note also
that recording and display times are longer for the SHQ and TIFF settings
than for the HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 settings.
• The number of storable pictures and the available shooting time vary
depending on the quality mode setting. (P.56)
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Taking sequential shots (Sequence mode)
Use this mode to take a sequence of continuous shots. The camera sequential
shooting for as long as you hold down the shutter button. Sequential shooting stops
when you release the shutter button.
The camera can take sequential shots at up to 3.3 frames per second.
A/S/M
A/S
/M
2 3
(Menu) button.
F
OF
PO
● The menu screen appears.
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "DRIVE" and
then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
" " (sequential shooting)
or " AF " (AF sequential
shooting) and then press
the [OK] button.
● The "
" appears on the
control panel.
● When you select "
" (seque
ntial shooting), the focus,
brightness (exposure) and
white balance are fixed at the
first frame.
" (AF
● When you select " AF
sequential shooting), the focus,
brightness (exposure) and white
balance are measured and updated for each frame. Consequently,
the sequential shooting rate is
slower in this mode.
● You cannot select this mode
when TIFF is specified as
Recording mode. Change
Recording mode setting. (P.111)
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
W
4
1
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2
D
P
ER
Press the
/M O DE
L
1
IA
P
3
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
AF/MF
DRIVE
WB
AF
ISO
BKT
[1/3]
1.0
3
Control panel
Sequence mode (sequential shooting)
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Taking sequential shots (Sequence mode)
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
● You can shoot up to 5 frames
in Sequence mode.
5
4
5
Take the picture.
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● Sequential shooting continues for as long as you hold
down the shutter button.
● Sequential shooting stops
when you release the shutter
button.
4
• You cannot use the built-in flash in Sequence mode. (The flash is automatically set to Flash Off mode.)
• When you are using an external flash, select a speed that is fast enough to
keep pace with sequential shooting.
• Sequence mode cannot be used with the TIFF quality mode.
• Even if you switch from Sequence mode to another mode after taking
sequential shots, you cannot take another picture until the camera finishes recording the sequential shots onto the card.
• To prevent camera shake, the slowest available shutter speed in Sequence
mode is 1/30 sec. Dimly lit subjects may appear darker than usual.
• The monitor is switched off in Sequence mode. Use the viewfinder to take
pictures in this mode.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• The sequential shooting rate is slower in AF sequential shooting.
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Using the self-timer and remote control
You can also take pictures using the camera's self-timer function or the
remote control. These features are particularly useful for commemorative
shots.
In these modes, use a tripod to keep the camera steady.
Press the
A/S
/M
2 3
D
P
F
OF
ER
3 4
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
(Menu) button.
4
● The menu screen appears.
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "DRIVE" for
still pictures. or "
" for
movies and then press
.
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
3
Press
or
to select
"
" for still pictures or
"ON" for movies and then
press the [OK] button.
● The "
" appears on the
control panel.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
AF/MF
Custom Photography
2
DRIVE
WB
AF
ISO
BKT
[1/3]
1.0
3
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
Control panel
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
Self-timer/remote control
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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Using the self-timer and remote control
Using the self-timer to take pictures
P
A/S/M
Self-timer/remote control lamp
1
When you press the shutter
button, the self-timer/remote
control lamp on the front of
the camera lights for 10 seconds. It then flashes for a
further 2 seconds before the
shutter releases.
2
To stop the self-timer once
it has started running, press
the
(Menu) button.
4
1
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2
• Self-timer/Remote control mode is cancelled after you take a shot using the
self-timer.
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Using the self-timer and remote control
Using the remote control to take pictures
P
1
A/S/M
Set the camera on such as
a tripod and compose the
shot.
15°
9.8 ft
● When you point the remote
control at the remote control
receiver on the camera and
press the W or T button on the
remote control, you can use the
zoom. The self-timer/remote
control lamp on the camera
flashes during zooming.
4
16.4 ft
When you press the shutter
button on the remote control,
the self-timer/remote control
lamp on the camera flashes
for 3 seconds and then the
shutter releases.
● If the self-timer/remote control
lamp does not flash when you
press the shutter button, move
closer to the camera and press
it again. (Radio wave interference can prevent the lamp
from flashing. If this occurs,
change the channel as directed in the instructions for the
remote control.)
9.8 ft
2
Custom Photography
2
15°
remote control receiver
Self-timer/remote
control lamp
• See P.146 for information on using the remote control to play back images.
• In very bright conditions, such as in sunlight, the effective range of the
remote control is reduced.
• Do not shine bright lights directly at the remote control receiver.
• Self-timer/remote control mode is not cancelled after you take a picture.
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Using special effects (Function mode)
The camera features special effects functions that allow you to take black
and white (BLACK&WHITE) or sepia (SEPIA) shots and to shoot text written on a white board (WHITE BOARD) or blackboard (BLACK BOARD) so
that it is easy to read. Note that only the BLACK&WHITE and SEPIA
effects are available when the Mode dial is set to “
”.
Press the
F
OF
(Menu) button.
Custom Photography
2
Use
or
Arrow pad
"FUNCTION"
press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"BLACK&WHITE",
"SEPIA", "WHITE BOARD"
or "BLACK BOARD" and
then press the [OK] button.
4
PO
on the
to select
and then
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
● In Still picture shooting mode,
the monitor is automatically
switched on while you are
shooting in Function mode.
D
/M O DE
P
● The menu screen appears.
● If you are shooting a movie,
the "WHITE BOARD" and
"BLACK BOARD" options are
not available.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
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A/S
/M
2 3
ER
1
L
4
A/S/M
IA
P
3 4
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
SLOW
OFF
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
BLACK&WHITE
SEPIA
WHITE BOARD
BLACK BOARD
[2/3]
(This screen shows the still
picture shoting menu.)
W
Using special effects (Function mode)
• When you select "WHITE BOARD" or "BLACK BOARD", the flash mode is
set to “
” (Flash Off). (P.128)
• If you select "WHITE BOARD" or "BLACK BOARD" and cannot read the text
photographed, try using exposure compensation. (P.92)
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
• When you set the Mode dial to "
", the "WHITE BOARD" and "BLACK
BOARD" options are deactivated.
• You cannot set the white balance in this mode.
4
Custom Photography
119
Panorama mode
Olympus standard SmartMedia cards include a Panorama mode function that
makes it simple to take panorama shots.
You can use the CAMEDIA Master software to merge multiple overlapping
shots into a single composite panorama picture.
2
Press the
4
A/S
/M
Custom Photography
3
F
OF
PO
(Menu) button.
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " ".
4
5
Press
to select "PLAY"
and press the [OK] button.
Use the Arrow pad to
specify up, down, left or
right as the direction for
linking the shots.
● The linking direction is displayed.
D
P
● The menu screen appears.
4
120
3 4 5
ER
Press the
(Monitor)
button to switch the
monitor on.
/M O DE
L
1
IA
P
2
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
SLOW
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
PLAY
[2/3]
W
Panorama mode
6
Shoot the pictures so that the edges of the subject overlap.
● You can use up to 10 shots to create a panorama picture.
Take the shots so that the right edge of the shot
(or the left edge when left overlapping is
selected) overlaps the next shot.
When you have finished
using Panorama mode,
press the
(Menu) button.
● The frame on the screen
disappears and the camera
reverts to normal shooting
mode.
4
6
7
Custom Photography
7
• Panorama mode is available only when an Olympus brand standard
SmartMedia card is used.
• The camera itself cannot create composite panorama images. You must
use the CAMEDIA Master software.
• The focus, exposure and white balance are set in the first picture. For this
reason, do not make the first frame overly bright by including the sun or
another light source in the shot.
• Do not use the Zoom lever after shooting the first picture. This can cause
problems with picture linking.
• If you take a large number of panorama shots in HQ or SHQ mode, you may
run short of memory on your computer. Use SQ mode to avoid this problem.
• The flash cannot be used in the Panorama mode.
• Pictures taken in TIFF (uncompressed) mode are recorded as SHQ mode
images.
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Selecting Audio Record mode
Adding voice comments when taking pictures
Use the procedure below to record photography information as a voice
comment instead of a written note. This feature allows you to record voice
comments up to 4 seconds long after you take the shot.
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
2 3
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
4
1
Press the
Custom Photography
2
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select " " and
then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"ON" and then press the
[OK] button.
● The sound record (microphone)
icon appears on the control
panel.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
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5
● The menu screen appears.
4
W
(Menu) button.
3 4
1
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
SLOW
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
OFF
ON
[2/3]
Selecting Audio Record mode
5
Take the picture.
● The shutter releases and
sound record starts approximately 0.5 seconds later.
During recording, the green
lamp and the sound record
icon on the control panel both
blink and "RECORDING"
appears on the monitor.
Control panel
Custom Photography
Audio record mode
4
• Postrecording can also be used to add voice comments after you have
taken a picture. (P.149)
• Sound record cannot be used with the TIFF quality mode. (However,
postrecording can be used in Display mode.)
• Sound recorded after a picture is taken is actually recorded onto the card
before the image is recorded. After you take the picture, check that the icons
are displayed on the control panel and monitor and point the camera's
microphone (P.24) in the direction of the sound you want to record.
• The sound may not be recorded clearly if the source of the sound is 3.3 ft
or more from the camera.
• You cannot take another shot during sound record.
• Sound record cannot be selected in confinuous shooting, AF continuous
shooting or when Auto Bracket is selected.
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Selecting Audio Record mode
Selecting sound record when shooting
movies (Movie sound recording)
This feature allows you to switch sound record off when you are shooting a
movie. Use this feature to avoid annoying background noise or when there is
no need to record sound for your movie. Recording your movie without sound
allows you to shoot longer movies with the same card capacity.
P
/M
A/S
(Menu) button.
R
OFF
Press the
POWE
O D E DIA
2 3
1
/M
L
4
Custom Photography
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " "
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"ON" or "OFF" and then
press the [OK] button.
3 4
1
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
OFF
ON
[2/2]
• If movie sound recording is set to "ON", zooming can only be performed
digitally. Set movie sound recording to "OFF" to take pictures using the optical zoom.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
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5
Using Flash
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter describes how to take pictures
using flash. These descriptions cover the use of
both built-in flash and external flash units.
Selecting the flash firing pattern
Use the information given below as a guide to selecting the best flash mode
for the photography conditions. See P.73 for information on using flash to take
pictures.
If you select a setting other than Auto-Flash, the
flash mode is displayed on the control panel.
The flash modes change in the cycle shown below each time you press the
(flash mode) button.
5
Flash mode
Function and Purpose
Automatically fires in low-light and
backlit conditions.
Red-Eye Reduction Flash
(P.127)
Reduces the "red-eye" effect
(subject's eyes appearing red).
Forced Flash (P.128)
Fires for every shot.
➡
➠
➠
Using Flash
Auto-Flash (P.73, P.127)
nothing displayed
➠
Flash Off (P.128)
Never fires.
Effective flash range:
Wide-angle: Approx. 2.6 to 18.4 ft; Telephoto: Approx. 7.9" to 12.5 ft
• The intensity of the flash can also be corrected to suit the subject of the picture. (P.129)
126
• The shutter will not release while the orange lamp is blinking because the
flash is being charged. Release the shutter button and wait until the orange
lamp goes off before taking the picture.
• When you are using the flash in Macro mode, especially for wide-angle
shooting, the flash may fail to illuminate part of the subject, resulting in
uneven lighting. Always check the result on the monitor.
• See P.133 for information on using external flash.
• The flash cannot be used in Sequence mode. (P.113)
Selecting the flash firing pattern
Firing the flash automatically (Auto-Flash)
In this mode the flash fires automatically in low-light or backlit conditions.
Viewfinder
Monitor
P F2.8 1/800 +2.0
Reducing red-eye (Red-Eye Reduction mode)
This mode reduces the so-called "red-eye" effect.
In this mode, the camera fires 10 rapid pre-flashes to reduce the severity of
the red-eye effect before firing the main flash. In all other respects this mode
is identical to Auto-Flash mode.
5
Using Flash
AF target mark
When you are photographing a backlit subject, align the AF target mark with
the subject to take the shot.
Control panel
Red-eye reduction flash mode
• The shutter does not release for about a second after you press the shutter
button. Take care to hold the camera steady during this time.
• The effectiveness of the red-eye reduction flash varies from person to
person. Its effectiveness is also limited if the subject is not facing the
camera directly, is not looking at the camera during the pre-flashes, or
is too far from the camera.
127
Selecting the flash firing pattern
Using flash for all shots (Forced Flash mode)
Use this mode when you want the flash to fire every time you take a picture.
This mode can be used pick out the subject's face when it is shaded, as for
shots taken in the shade of a tree, for example. This mode can also be used
to correct the adverse effects of backlighting or by artificial lighting.
Control panel
5
Forced Flash mode
Using Flash
• Ensure that your subject is within the effective range of the flash. (P.74)
• The effectiveness of forced flash is limited in very bright conditions.
Preventing flash firing in dark conditions (Flash Off mode)
Use this mode to ensure that the flash does not fire in low-light conditions.
In this mode, the flash never fires, regardless of how dark it is. Use this mode
in situations such as art galleries where flash photography is prohibited, and
when you want to shoot evening or night scenes.
Control panel
Flash Off mode
• This mode uses slower shutter speeds and a tripod should be used to
prevent camera shake. Moving subjects will appear blurred.
128
Setting the flash brightness (Flash intensity control)
For subjects such as highly reflective objects or small objects shot against a
distant background, better results can be obtained by using this function to
increase or decrease the intensity of the flash.
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
● If you set the Mode dial to
"A/S/M", select Shutter Priority
mode or Aperture Priority
mode. (P.88)
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "
"
and then press
.
5
3
1
Using Flash
2
W E R/M O
P
OF
F
A/S/M
PO
ED
IA L
1
2 3
A/S/M
D
P
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
3
Press
or
to set the
amount of flash intensity
control and then press the
[OK] button.
● The "
" appears on the
control panel.
● The size of the correction
increases in 1/3-EV steps
each time you press
and
decreases in 1/3-EV steps
each time you press
. You
can correct the flash intensity
by up to ±2 EV. EV are the
units used for exposure compensation.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
AF/MF
DRIVE
WB
ISO
0
Control panel
Flash intensity control
129
Setting the flash brightness (Flash intensity control)
4
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
4
5
Using Flash
• If the FL-40 external flash is set to "TTL-AUTO" and is used in conjunction
with the built-in flash, the flash intensity is corrected for both flashes at the
same time.
• If the FL-40 external flash is set to "MANUAL" and is used in conjunction
with the built-in flash, only the intensity of the built-in flash is corrected.
• If you use a fast shutter speed, the flash intensity correction may not be
sufficiently effective.
130
Selecting the flash timing (Slow Synchro)
When you use a slow shutter speed, Slow Synchro flash mode allows you to
fire the flash either just after the shutter opens or just before it closes,
whichever gives the desired effect. This is especially useful for scenic shots
taken at night.
The "
1" setting fires the flash just as
the shutter opens. If you use this setting to
photograph a moving car, the final shot will
show the headlights moving ahead of the car
in the direction the car is moving (1st-curtain
effect).
5
Using Flash
The "
2" setting fires the flash just
before the shutter closes. If you use this
setting to photograph a moving car, the
final shot will show the tail lights streaming
away behind the car (2nd-curtain effect).
Press the
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
2
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
(Menu) button.
W
● The menu screen appears.
2
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "
"
and then press
.
1
131
Selecting the flash timing (Slow Synchro)
A/S
/M
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
3
D
Press
or
to select
"
1" or "
2"
and then press the [OK]
button.
IA
3
PO
W
● “
” appears on the
control panel.
● When you select "
2",
the built-in flash fires a pre-flash
before the main flash.
● You can still take pictures at
this point.
5
4
Press the [OK] button.
Using Flash
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
3 4
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
SLOW
DIGITAL
ZOOM
FUNCTION
OFF
SLOW 1
SLOW 2
[2/3]
Control panel
Slow Synchro mode
• When you use the FL-40 external flash, the external flash is controlled by
the same setting.
132
• Because this mode uses slow shutter speeds, a tripod should be used to
prevent camera shake.
• This mode can be used for external flash units as well as the built-in flash.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
Using external flash
Using the optional FL-40 external flash enables you to take a wide variety of
shots using flash.
You can either use the external flash by itself, or use it in conjunction with the
camera's built-in flash.
To mount the FL-40 external flash on your Camedia, you should always use
the optional dedicated flash bracket FL-BK01 and bracket cable FL-CB01. If
you use any other method to mount the FL-40 external flash, you will not be
able to access the dedicated functions offered by the FL-40 external flash.
Using the FL-40 external flash
P
1
5
Using Flash
When you use the FL-40 external flash, it automatically detects the camera's
flash mode and exposure settings and can be controlled by the camera in the
same way as the built-in flash.
Using the built-in and external flash units together allows you to use more
sophisticated lighting effects, such as using the external flash for bounce
lighting and the built-in flash for catch lighting. The default setting is for the
external flash and built-in flash to work together.
A/S/M
Remove the cap from 5-Pin
external flash socket.
● The cap is a screw-on cover.
Unscrew the cap to remove it.
2
Mount the FL-40 external
flash on the dedicated
flash bracket. Then fasten
it to the camera's tripod
socket and use the dedicated bracket cable to connect the flash bracket to
the 5-Pin external flash
socket on the camera.
● Refer also to the instructions
provided with the dedicated
flash bracket and bracket
cable.
5-Pin external flash socket
133
Using external flash
3
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
5
/M O DE
L
Set the Mode dial to "P" or
"A/S/M".
IA
3
PO
W
● If you set the Mode dial to
"A/S/M", the monitor switches
on.
4
Switch the external flash
on.
● The external flash mode is set
to "TTL-AUTO".
5
5
Using Flash
Select the camera's flash
mode.
● The available flash modes are
"Auto-Flash","Red-Eye
Reduction Flash", "Forced
Flash" and "Flash Off". See
P.126 for more information on
using the flash.
• You can also set the flash mode to Slow Synchro. (P.131)
• If you use an external flash for close-up shots, the picture may be overexposed. Use the built-in flash only.
• If you use both the built-in flash and the FL-40, the built-in flash is used only
as a supplementary light source. Consequently, if the amount of light from
the FL-40 is insufficient, the picture may turn out underexposed.
134
Using external flash
Using only the FL-40 external flash
You can select whether to use only the external flash or use the built-in flash
and external flash together. When you are using the external flash, you can
specify that the built-in flash does not fire to avoid depleting the camera's batteries.
3 5 6
(Menu) button.
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "MODE
SETUP" and then press
to select "SETUP".
Press the [OK] button.
● The MODE SETUP screen
appears.
5
Press
or
to select
"FLASH" and then press
.
6
Press
or
to select
"
" and then press the
[OK] button.
D
W
5
2
● The menu screen appears.
3
ER
PO
Using Flash
Press the
P
F
OF
Mount the FL-40 external
flash on the dedicated flash
bracket. Then fasten it to the
camera's tripod socket and
use the dedicated bracket
cable to connect the flash
bracket to the 5-Pin external
flash socket on the camera.
4 6
2
A/S
/M
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
TIFF
SQ1
SQ2
FLASH
IN+
[2/4]
135
Using external flash
7
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
7
5
Using Flash
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
• In some situations, the external flash may misfire.
• Always use the dedicated flash bracket and bracket cable to connect the
FL-40 to the camera. If you use any other method, you will not be able to
access the dedicated functions offered by the FL-40 external flash.
Using a different external flash
You can also use the optional dedicated flash bracket FL-BK01 and bracket
cable FL-CB01 to mount a different external flash on the camera.
For information on the requirements for compatible external flash units, see
"Supported different flash units" on P.138.
A/S/M
1
136
Mount the external flash
on the dedicated flash
bracket. Then fasten it to
the camera's tripod socket
and use the dedicated
bracket cable to connect
the flash bracket to the 5Pin external flash socket
on the camera.
5-Pin external flash socket
Using external flash
Switch the external flash on.
4
Set the external flash mode
so that the external flash
fires. Then, match the ISO
and aperture settings on
the external flash to the
settings on the camera.
● Refer to the instructions for
your external flash unit for
information on selecting the
external flash mode.
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
A
A/S/M
MODE
S
AE LOCK
M
5
Using Flash
3
OF
F
P
PO
ED
IA L
A/S/M
● Set the aperture and shutter
speed.
● A slow shutter speed setting
could result in camera shake
during the shot.
W E R/M O
Set A/S/M mode to "M"
(Manual mode). (P.91)
D
2
[3/3]
• Different external flash units cannot be used independently of the built-in flash.
• The camera flash modes do not apply to different external flash units. A thirdparty external flash will fire even when the camera flash mode is set to Flash Off.
• Before using a different external flash unit, note the following points:
• Some different external flash units use high-voltage synchro terminals.
Depending on the mechanism of the flash, this type of flash unit may not
function correctly with the camera.
Contact the manufacturer of your flash for information on the synchro terminal specifications.
• Some different external flash units use synchro terminals with the polarity reversed. Such flash units will not fire when connected to the camera.
Contact the manufacturer of your flash for more information.
• Check beforehand that the flash unit you are using is synchronized with the camera.
• Do not use flash units other than the FL-40 that feature additional communications functions, and do not use the accessories provided with such flash units.
Such equipment, if used, could not only fail to function normally, but may
also cause damage to the camera's circuitry.
• It is recommended that you use the Olympus FL-40 external flash with this
camera.
137
Using external flash
Supported different flash units
When selecting an external flash, use products which meet the following
basic requirements:
5
Using Flash
138
(1) When using the external flash, it must be possible to adjust the exposure
on the external flash unit.
To use the external flash in Auto-Flash mode, it must also be possible to
match the flash settings to the F stop and ISO settings on the camera.
(2) Even if the auto F stop and ISO settings on the external flash are matched
to the camera settings, the correct exposure may still not be obtained in
some photography situations. If this occurs, offset the auto F stop or ISO
setting on the external flash unit, or calculate the distance and use flash
in Manual mode. Note, however, that the auto F stop and ISO settings can
only be adjusted by 1 step or more, and exposure compensation is not
possible. (The exposure compensation settings on the camera do not
apply to external flash photography.)
(3) The flash must cover the field of view for the equivalent of a 35 mm
lens or larger lens in 35 mm photography. However, in close-up photography with the lens zoomed out to the wide-angle setting, the
bottom of the image may be eclipsed. For the best results, you
should use a wide-angle adapter fitted on the flash to give a wider
flash coverage.
(4) Use a flash unit with a full-intensity flash duration of 1/200 sec. or less.
When units such as ring flashes that have a long flash duration are used,
some the light emitted does not contribute to the exposure.
(5) Do not use flash units other than the FL-40 that feature additional communications functions, and do not use the accessories provided with
such flash units. Such equipment, if used, could not only fail to function
normally, but may also cause damage to the camera's circuitry.
6
Displaying, editing and
erasing your pictures
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• This chapter describes how to display, edit and
erase pictures you have shot.
Displaying multiple images at one time (Index playback)
By turning the zoom lever towards "W", you can view multiple pictures (4, 9 or
16 at a time) on one screen. This is a convenient way of locating a particular
picture among many pictures. See P.141 for information on how to change the
number of pictures shown.
P
A/S/M
6
DIA L
OW
● After 1 second, multiple pictures, including the picture just
shown, are displayed on the
screen in Index playback mode.
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
2
E
Turn the zoom lever to "W".
P
1
OF
F
2 3
E R/M O
D
1 4
You can use
and
on
the Arrow pad to move the
selection frame around the
screen.
: Moves the frame left.
: Moves the frame right.
3
4
Pressing
displays a
screen showing the pictures that precede the topleft picture in the current
screen. Similarly, pressing
displays a screen showing the pictures that follow
the bottom-right picture in
the current screen.
1234
1235
1236
1237
1238
1239
1240
1241
1242
Turn the zoom lever to "T" to view the currently selected picture in single-frame playback mode.
• You can select 4, 9 or 16 as the number of frames displayed per screen.
(P.141)
140
Displaying multiple images at one time (Index playback)
Selecting the number of images displayed
concurrently (4, 9 or 16)
P
OF
F
P
OW
1
Press the
E
DIA L
2 4 5
A/S/M
By turning the zoom lever towards "W" in playback mode, you can view multiple pictures on one screen. Use the procedure below to specify the number
of images (4, 9 or 16) to be displayed per screen.
E R/M O
D
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
2
4
5
6
Press the [OK] button to
display the MODE SETUP
screen.
Press
or
to select
"
" and then press
.
Use
or
to select
"4", "9" or "16" and then
press the [OK] button.
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
● The setting is saved.
1
3 5 6
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
[2/2] 1234
(This screen shows the still picture
playback menu.)
ALL RESET
4
9
16
[1/1]
• If there are no pictures recorded on the SmartMedia card, the menu screen
does not appear when you press the
(Menu) button.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
6
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
3
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select
"MODE SETUP". Then
press
to
select
"SETUP".
141
Enlarging images (Close-up playback)
Each time you turn the zoom lever to "T", the image magnification increases
one step to 1.5×, 2×, 2.5x and finally 3×.
6
2
DIA L
OF
F
OW
E
1
P
● Images with the "
cannot be enlarged.
P
Use the Arrow pad to
select the picture to be
enlarged.
A/S/M
1
E R/M O
D
" icon
2
Turn the zoom lever to "T".
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
● Each time you turn the
zoom lever to "T", the image
magnification increases one
step to 1.5×, 2×, 2.5× and
then 3×.
● Turn the zoom lever to "W" to
revert to normal display (1×).
2.5
Selecting the enlarg
enlarg ed section
Press the Arrow pad (
,
,
image and direction arrows ( ,
of the screen.
and
,
) scrolls around the enlarged
and
) appear on each edge
Selecting another imag
imag e to enlarg
enlarg e
Turn the zoom lever to "W" to revert to the current image in normal display
mode (1x). You can then select the next image to be enlarged.
142
Displaying images as a slide-show (Automatic playback)
This mode allows you to automatically display successive pictures recorded
on a card one after the other in the same way as a slide show.
P
OF
F
DIA L
1 3 4
P
OW
2
Press the
E
Use the Arrow pad to display
a picture.
A/S/M
1
E R/M O
D
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
3
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "
"
(Automatic playback).
6
5
4
Press
5
Press the [OK] button.
to select "PLAY".
● Automatic display begins.
● To stop automatic playback,
press the
(Menu) button.
2
PLAY
INFO
FUNCTION
[1/2]
1234
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● Press the
(Menu) button
to cancel automatic playback.
• Automatic display starts again at the beginning after it reaches the last
image. Press the
(Menu) button to stop automatic display.
• If you want to continue automatic playback for an extended period, plug
the camera into a domestic AC wall outlet. If you run the camera on batteries, automatic playback automatically ends after 30 minutes.
143
Preventing unintentional erasing of images (Image protect)
Use the procedure below to protect pictures that you want to keep.
P
A/S/M
Use the Arrow pad to
select the picture you want
to protect.
OF
F
DIA L
1
P
OW
2
6
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144
E
1
E R/M O
D
Pressing the [OK] button
assigns protection to the
image.
● The "
" appears.
● To remove the protection,
press the [OK] button again
while the image is displayed.
The "
" disappears and the
protection is cancelled.
* You can also set and remove
protection in Index playback
mode (P.140) and Close-up
playback mode (P.142).
2
Protect
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• Protected images are not erased by the all-frame erase function but are
erased when you initialize (format) the card. (See "Formatting" on P.157.)
• Protection cannot be set or removed for images on a card protected by a
write-protect sticker.
• You cannot set or remove image protection while you are displaying
pictures on a TV.
• Protection settings are retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
Viewing images on a TV
You can play back the pictures and sounds you have recorded on a TV using
the AV cable supplied with the camera.
Connect to the A/V
output jack (black).
6
4
Set the Mode dial to "
4
Use the Arrow pad to
select the picture you want
to display.
".
● The selected image appears
on the TV screen.
● If the camera is connected to a
TV, a function is provided that
rotates pictures so that images
shot when the camera was on
its side are easier to see. Each
time you press the [OK] button,
the image changes one step in
the
following
sequence:
"Rotated 90° right", "Rotated
90° left", "Not rotated".
OW
P
3
OF
F
E R/M O
D
3
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P
Switch the TV on.
A/S/M
2
Plug one end of the AV cable
into the A/V output jack
(black) on the camera.
Then plug the other end
into the VIDEO IN (yellow)
terminal and AUDIO IN
(white) terminal on the TV.
DIA L
1
1
AV cable
E
Check that the camera and TV are
both switched off before you connect
the AV cable.
145
Viewing images on a TV
● If you press the [OK] button
when the camera is not
connected to a TV, the
image is protected. (P.132)
SQ
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10
SQ
OK
,00.12.23 21:56
Normal display of a picture shot
with the camera on its side.
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146
10
SQ
OK
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10
OK
• Movie images cannot be rotated.
[Using the remote control]
To use the remote control, ensure that the remote control is pointed at the
remote control receiver on the camera. Use the +/- button to select pictures
and the W button to play back an index. You can also use the T button to
switch to Close-up playback mode and then use +/- button to move the selection area rightward or leftward.
• The monitor is automatically switched off when you connect the camera to
a TV.
• On some TVs, the picture may be displayed off-center.
• On some TVs, a black frame may be displayed around the picture. This
frame may be very noticeable when the picture is printed on a video printer. Check the completed prints.
• You should use the optional AC adapter as the camera power supply when
you are viewing pictures on a TV.
Displaying image information
During picture display, you can also display the photography information for
your pictures (camera settings, date and time, file name, etc.) on the monitor.
This information is displayed for 5 seconds.
P
DIA L
Press the
OF
F
OW
E
2
1 3 4
P
Use the Arrow pad to
display a picture.
A/S/M
1
E R/M O
D
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
3
● To cancel information display,
press the
(Menu) button.
4
5
Press
or
to select
"ON" and then press the
[OK] button.
Press the [OK] button.
● The setting is saved and you
exit the menu screen.
● Picture information will be displayed five seconds and then
disappear. To display it again,
press the
(Menu) button
twice.
6
4 5
INFO
2
OFF
ON
FUNCTION
[1/2]
(This screen shows the still
picture playback menu.)
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Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "INFO" and
then press
.
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Displaying image information
Displaying image information for pictures
Print reserve
Sound record
10
Battery check
HQ
SIZE:2048 1536
F2.0 1/800 +2.0
ISO setting
Date/time
File name
ISO400
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FILE:123-3456
Protect
Record mode
Resolution
Aperture/Shutter speed/
Exposure compensation
White balance
Displaying image information for movies
6
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
Battery check
Movie picture
HQ
SIZE: 320 240
Sound record
Protect
Record mode
Resolution
White balance
Date/time
12.23.,00 21:56
0" / 23"
Number of seconds played back
During movie playback
Total recording time (sec.)
Battery check
Movie picture
FILE: 123-3456
File name
When a picture is selected
• The frame number is not shown while the image information is displayed.
• Unless you select "OFF" in the "ALL RESET" setting (P.175), this setting will
be cancelled when you switch the camera off.
148
Adding voice comments to recorded pictures (Postrecording)
This function allows you to add sound to pictures you have taken and replace
voice comments you have already recorded.
P
P
OW
1
Use the Arrow pad to
display a picture.
2
Press the
E R/M O
D
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
3
E
DIA L
OF
F
A/S/M
1 3 4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " ".
6
2
postrecording,
(Menu) button.
4
Press
5
Press the [OK] button to
begin sound record.
to select "START".
INFO
START
● Up to 4 seconds of sound can
be recorded.
● A progress bar is displayed
during sound record.
FUNCTION
[1/2]
• Ensure that the camera is no more than 3.3 ft from the source of the sound.
The sound may not be recorded clearly at distances of more than 3.3 ft.
• Sound cannot be recorded on a card protected by a write-protect sticker.
• You may not be able to record the sound if there is insufficient free space
on the card.
• If you re-record sound on a picture that already has recorded sound, the
previous sound is erased so that only the new sound remains.
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● To cancel
press the
5
149
Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)
This section describes how to create an index for movies you have shot and
how to edit the images.
Creating an Movie Index
You can create an index that shows you at a glance the content of movies you
have shot. The created indexes can then be saved on a SmartMedia card as
still images. Created indexes can contain only 9 frames.
Created index images are saved in a different recording mode from that used
during shooting.
P
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
3
4
Use
or
Arrow pad
"FUNCTION"
press
.
on the
to select
and then
Use
or
to select
"MOVIE INDEX" and then
press the [OK] button.
DIA L
2
OW
4
2
MOVIE
PLAY
INFO
FUNCTION
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
MOVIE
INDEX
MOVIE
EDIT
[1/1]
E
Use the Arrow pad to
display an image with
the "
" icon.
1 3 4
P
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150
1
A/S/M
OF
F
6
E R/M O
D
Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)
5
Use
and
to select
the last frame for the index
display from the movie
frames shot.
● As when you selected the first
frame, you can use the Arrow
pad to select images. When
you select the last frame, the
display of the other frames
changes, except for the first
frame.
● Pressing the
(Menu) button returns you to the step for
selecting the first frame.
5
0" / 23"
6
CANCEL
OK
CANCEL
OK
10" / 23"
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● Pressing
on the Arrow
pad displays the first frame
and pressing
displays the
last frame. When you select
the first frame, the display of
the other frames changes,
except for the last frame.
● The total movie time and the
time for the last frame
selected are displayed in
the bottom-left corner.
: Advances the movie.
: Reverses the movie.
The movie can only be
advanced as far as the
frames required for index
display.
6
5 6
Use
and
to select
the first frame for the index
display from the movie
frames shot. When you
have confirmed the selection, press the [OK] button.
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Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)
7
Press the [OK] button to
record the created index
images on the card and
exit Menu mode.
The recording modes for
created index images are
as follows:
HQ →SQ2
(1024 × 768, high quality)
SQ →SQ2
(640 × 480, high quality)
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6
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
• Created indexes can contain only 9 frames.
• Indexes cannot be created on the following types of card:
• Protected cards
• Cards for which a warning is displayed indicating that there is insufficient
free space when a shooting mode is selected.
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Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)
Editing movies
Use the procedure below to delete unwanted portions from your recorded
movies, edit movies and record them as new movies.
Use the Arrow pad to
display an image with
the "
" icon.
2
Press the
DIA L
E R/M O
D
on the
to select
and then
Use
or
to select
"MOVIE EDIT" and then
press the [OK] button.
6
4 5
6 8
2
MOVIE
PLAY
INFO
FUNCTION
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
MOVIE
INDEX
MOVIE
EDIT
[1/1]
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
Use
or
Arrow pad
"FUNCTION"
press
.
E
OW
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
4
OF
F
P
1
3
P
5 6 7
A/S/M
1 3 4
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Editing recorded movies (FUNCTION)
5
Use
and
to display the
first frame. When you have
checked the displayed image,
press the [OK] button.
Total movie time
Time of selected frame
0" / 23"
● Pressing
on the Arrow
pad displays the first frame in
the movie and pressing
displays the last frame.
6
6
Use
and
the last frame.
have checked
played image,
[OK] button.
to display
When you
the dispress the
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
● As when you selected the first
frame, you can use
and
on the Arrow pad button
to select images.
7
CANCEL
OK
CANCEL
OK
10" / 23"
Use
or
to select
"NEW" or "ERASE".
● "NEW" saves the edited
image as a new picture with
a different name.
● "ERASE" saves the edited
image under its original name.
The original image is discarded.
MOVIE EDIT
NEW
ERASE
EXIT
8
ENTER OK
Press the [OK] button.
● The image is recorded and
you exit Menu mode.
• The "NEW" option cannot be used when a warning has been displayed in a
shooting mode indicating that the card is full.
• Protected images cannot be overwritten.
• You cannot edit movies recorded on protected cards.
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Erasing all images (All-frame erase)
You cannot use this function to erase protected images or images stored on
cards protected by a write-protect sticker. To erase these images, remove the
protection or peel off the write-protect sticker. (Do not re-use write-protect
stickers.)
P
DIA L
OW
E
(Menu) button.
P
Press the
OF
F
A/S/M
1
2 3
E R/M O
D
● The menu screen appears.
2
6
Press
or
to select
" " and then press the
[OK] button.
3
1
● A confirmation screen appears.
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
[2/2]
(This screen shows the still
picture playback menu.)
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3
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "CARD
SETUP" and then press
.
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Erasing all images (All-frame erase)
4
Press
"YES".
or
to select
4
● To cancel image erasing,
select "NO" and press the
[OK] button.
5
6
Displaying, editing and erasing your pictures
156
When you press the [OK]
button, all the images on
the card are erased and
the "NO PICTURE" message is displayed.
● Protected images (P.144) are
not erased. If the card
includes protected images,
the last protected image is
displayed when erasing ends.
5
YES
NO
YES
OK
NO
• The time required for erasing varies depending on the number of images
recorded.
• Take care not to mistakenly erase important data.
• Take particular care not to open the card cover, eject the card, remove the
batteries or unplug the AC adapter while images are being erased as this
could destroy data on the card.
Initializing cards (Formatting)
Initializing a card changes formatting of the card format so that the equipment
you are using can store data on that card. The use of Olympus pre-formatted
cards is recommended. Different cards or cards that have been formatted on
a computer or other device must be initialized on your camera before you can
use them.
A/S
/M
2 3 4
D
/M O DE
L
1
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
Press the
W
(Menu) button.
● The menu screen appears.
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "CARD SETUP"
and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
" " and then press the
[OK] button.
6
3 5
1
● A confirmation screen appears.
4
Press
"YES".
or
to select
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
● To cancel card initialization,
select "NO".
5
When you press the [OK]
button, card initialization
begins.
● If the camera is in a shooting
mode, it automatically exits
Menu mode when initialization
ends.
● If the camera is in playback
mode, the "NO PICTURE"
message appears.
[2/2]
1234
(This screen shows the still
picture playback menu.)
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2
YES
NO
YES
OK
NO
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Initializing cards (Formatting)
• You should check the images on the card carefully before initializing the
card.
• Initialization erases all the data on the card, including protected images.
When you initialize a card you have already used, check that you do not
erase any important data.
• If you use a non-Olympus brand commercially available card or card that
has been formatted on a personal computer or other device, it may not be
recognized by the camera. In this case, the card should be initialized (formatted) on the camera before use.
• You cannot initialize a card that is protected by a write-protect sticker.
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7
Print settings
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• Follow the instructions in this chapter to print out
recorded images.
• The camera also allows you to specify print
orders so that your pictures can be printed automatically by stores that provide DPOF (Digital
Print Order Format) system print services.
Printing methods
You can print out pictures you have taken and stored on a card.
There are three ways to obtain prints of the pictures you have taken and
stored on a card:
1.
Store the date, time and number of copies to be printed for the image
stored on the card (card print order).
By inserting a card containing card print orders into a printer that supports
the DPOF system, the specified pictures will automatically be printed.
There is no need to specify the print settings on the printer.
Similarly, you can take a card containing card print orders to any commercial
print service that offers the DPOF print system, and your pictures will be automatically printed with no need for further print instructions.
2.
If you insert a card containing card print orders into the card slot of an
Olympus CAMEDIA P-400/P-200/P-330N printer, you can print your pictures simply at the touch of a button.
• For more information, refer to the user manual for your printer.
3.
You can also transfer your pictures directly to a personal computer.
You can do this by using the camera's USB functions, or by using a
FlashPath or card adapter.
Once you have downloaded your pictures to a computer, you can then
use image printing software on the computer to print your pictures on a
printer connected to the computer.
• For more information, refer to the user manuals for the respective software
programs.
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Print settings
DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a format used by digital cameras for
recording automatic printing information.
The DPOF system allows you to record information specifying which
images are to be printed and how many copies of each. This information
is recorded on the card used to store the pictures and allows the specified pictures to be automatically printed by a printer or photo lab that
supports the DPOF system.
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Printing methods
• You cannot use this camera to change DPOF order details specified using
another device. Use the original device to modify the orders.
• If a card contains files with DPOF orders set on another device, using this
camera to specify new orders may erase the previous orders.
• Even if the "PICTURE ERROR" message is displayed for a picture, it
may still be possible to specify print orders for the picture. In such
cases, the print reserve (
) does not appear on the screen when the
image is displayed in single-frame playback mode. However, you can
check the print orders in Index playback mode, since the icon is displayed on the screen when multiple images are displayed in index-display mode.
• You cannot connect the camera directly to printers that support direct
printing, such as the Olympus P-300U digital printer, to print images.
• Some functions may not be available on all printers or at all photo labs.
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Print settings
161
Printing all the images on a card (All print order)
Use the procedure below to record an instruction that prints all the pictures
stored on a card. You can use this print order to have the specified number of
copies of all the pictures automatically printed by a printer or photo lab that
supports the DPOF system.
P
Print settings
2
3
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "
"
and then press the [OK]
button.
● The screen appears for setting the number of copies and
selecting whether to print the
image information.
4
Press
“ X”.
or
PRINT ORDER
CANCEL
SET
OK
TIME
NO
SET
OK
to select
:
: DATE
CANCEL
162
E R/M O
(Print) button.
● The print order selection
screen appears.
● If print orders have already
been set for any of the pictures on the current card, a
screen appears that allows
you to select whether to keep
the previous orders or reset
(erase) them. (P.169)
3
DIA L
Press the
E
2
OW
P
Use the Arrow pad to display any still picture.
A/S/M
1
7
OF
F
1 3 4
0
D
Printing all the images on a card (All print order)
5
Press
or
to set the
number of copies.
5 6 7
● Press
to reduce the
number of copies or
to
increase the number.
● You can set any number from 0
to 10 as the number of copies.
6
Press
" ".
7
Press
or
to select
"DATE", "TIME" or "NO".
8
When you have completed
the settings, press the
[OK] button.
or
to select
If the print reserve (
:
: DATE
CANCEL
1
TIME
NO
SET
OK
7
Print settings
● The Menu screen is replaced
by the picture display screen.
● The print reserve and the
number of copies are displayed on the screen.
8
) does not appear:
- Print orders can be set for protected images.
- Print orders cannot be set for cards protected by a write-protect sticker.
- Print orders cannot be set for images marked with the "
" icon.
• The DPOF settings are saved on the card until changed, even when the
camera is switched off.
• If you print on the P-330N, orders for only the first 999 images recorded on
the card can be printed.
• Print order setting may take some time.
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Printing only selected images (Single print order)
Use the procedure below to record an instruction that prints only
selected pictures stored on a card. You can use this print order to have
the specified number of copies of the selected pictures automatically
printed by a printer or photo lab that supports the DPOF system.
P
A/S/M
OF
F
OW
E
DIA L
1 3 4 6 7
Use the Arrow pad to display any still picture.
P
1
E R/M O
D
● You cannot set print orders for
images marked with the "
"
icon.
7
2
Press the
(Print) button.
Print settings
● The card print order selection
screen appears.
● If print orders have already
been set for any of the pictures on the current card, a
screen appears that allows
you to select whether to keep
the previous orders or reset
(erase) them. (P.169)
3
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " "
and then press the [OK]
button.
● The print order image selection screen appears.
● You can specify trimmed
printing by turning the zoom
lever to "T". (P.167)
164
2
3 5
PRINT ORDER
CANCEL
SET
OK
Printing only selected images (Single print order)
4
Use the Arrow pad to display
the image for which you
want to set the print order.
5
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CANCEL
SET OK
1234
1235
1236
1237
1238
1239
7
CANCEL
SET
OK
Press the [OK] button.
● The single print order setting
menu appears.
6
x10
Print settings
: Displays the previous picture.
: Displays the next picture.
: Jumps back 10 pictures.
: Jumps forward 10 pictures.
● You can select index display
mode by turning the zoom
lever to "W".
: Moves to the previous frame.
: Moves to the next frame.
: Displays the previous index
page.
: Displays the next index page.
● In index display mode, the
number of frames displayed
depends on the frame number setting (P.140). Two
frames are shown for a frame
number setting of 4, 6 frames
are shown for a setting of 9,
and 12 frames are shown for a
setting of 16.
Print order selection screen
Press
" X".
or
to select
Press
or
to set the
number of copies.
:
5
: DATE
TIME
: YES
NO
CANCEL
SET
NO
OK
● Press
to reduce the number of copies or
to
increase the number.
● You can set any number from 0 to 10 as the number of copies.
● If a number of copies has already been specified for the selected
image, that number of copies appears on the settings screen.
165
Printing only selected images (Single print order)
7
8
Press
" ".
9
Press
or
to select
"DATE", "TIME" or "NO".
10
Press
" ".
11
Press
or
"YES" or "NO".
or
to select
8 9 10 11
or
to select
to select
● When trimming is not specified, you cannot select "YES".
● See "Printing some images
enlarged (trimmed print
order)" (P.167) for information
on specifying trimming.
12
Print settings
When you have completed
the settings, press the
[OK] button.
● The Menu screen is replaced
by the picture display screen.
● The print reserve and the
n u m b e r o f c o p i e s a re
displayed on the screen.
● To set print orders for other
pictures, repeat steps 4 to 12.
13
Press the
(Print) button.
● You exit Print Order mode and
return to Display mode.
13
12
:
5
: DATE
TIME
: YES
NO
CANCEL
:
SET
OK
5
: DATE
TIME
: YES
NO
CANCEL
NO
SET
NO
OK
• The DPOF settings are saved on the card until changed, even when the
camera is switched off.
• If you print on the P-330N, orders for only the first 999 images recorded on
the card can be printed.
• Print order setting may take some time.
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Printing some images enlarged (Trimmed print order)
This function allows you to enlarge and print a portion of a picture.
P
OF
F
OW
E
DIA L
2 4 6
P
In the card order screen,
select single print ordering
and press the [OK] button.
(P.164)
A/S/M
1
E R/M O
D
3
● The print order image
selection screen appears.
2
Use the Arrow pad to display
the picture for which you
want to set the print order.
3
Turn the zoom lever to "T".
7
1 5 7 8
x5
HQ
● The trimming mode screen
appears and the selected
cursor is displayed in green.
4
Move the cursor to set the
top left corner of the image
you want to print.
● Use
and
on the Arrow
pad to move the cursor up and
down, and
and
to
move the cursor left and right.
● Turning the zoom lever to "W"
moves the cursor towards the
top left corner. Turning the
zoom lever to "T" moves the
cursor towards the bottom
right corner.
5
Print settings
: Displays the previous picture.
: Displays the next picture.
: Jumps back 10 pictures.
: Jumps forward 10 pictures.
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CANCEL
SET OK
Trimming mode screen
When you have set the cursor position, press the [OK] button.
167
Printing some images enlarged (Trimmed print order)
6
Move the cursor to set the
bottom right corner of the
image you want to print.
● Using the same procedure as
for the top left corner, set the
bottom right cursor position.
● Use
and
on the Arrow
pad to move the cursor up and
down, and
and
to move
the cursor left and right.
● Turning the zoom lever to "W"
moves the cursor towards the
top-left corner. Turning the
zoom lever to "T" moves the cursor towards the bottom-right
corner.
● If you want to reposition the top
left corner, press the
(Print)
button.
7
Print settings
7
8
Press the [OK] button to set
the size of the trimmed
image and display the image
on the monitor.
Press the [OK] button.
● The single print order screen
appears.
● Use the single print order pro" or
cedure to select " X", "
"
". (P.164)
● To specify trimmed print orders
for other images, repeat steps 1
to 8.
(Displayed for 1 second)
x5
HQ
12.23.'00 21:56 6453
CANCEL
SET OK
(When you specify the setting, the
framed picture is displayed for 1 second and the screen then switches
back to the print order setting screen.)
• The size of the printed image varies depending on the printer settings.
Images trimmed down to a small size have lower resolution.
• For the best results with close-up prints, you should take the picture in TIFF,
SHQ or HQ quality mode.
• You can use the Arrow pad to change the aspect ratio of the trimming screen,
but the aspect ratio remains fixed at 4:3 when you use the zoom lever.
168
Resetting print reserve
Use the procedure below to cancel all the print order settings for images
stored on a card.
P
A/S/M
Press the
OW
E R/M O
D
(Print) button.
Press
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "RESET" and
then press the [OK] button.
● To halt the cancellation procedure, select "KEEP" and press
the [OK] button.
● To cancel the print order for
just the selected image,
select "KEEP" and press the
[OK] button. Then change the
number of copies setting in
the single print order screen
to "0" (zero).
2
7
3
PRINT ORDER SETTING
Print settings
● The card print order status confirmation screen is displayed.
● If no print orders have been set
for the pictures on the current
card, the print order setting cancellation screen is not displayed.
3
DIA L
2
OF
F
1 3
E
Use the Arrow pad to display any still picture.
P
1
PRINT ORDERED
RESET
CANCEL
KEEP
SET
OK
• When you select "RESET", the print order settings for all the pictures on the
card are cancelled.
169
170
8
Mode setup
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
• The mode setup options are accessed from the
respective menu screens. The options available
in the Still picture shooting menu, Movie record
menu and Playback menu are different.
MODE SETUP - Using function settings for easy camera operation
To make the camera even easier to use, you can use the mode setup option
to customize various camera functions. The functions you can customize
include basic camera operations such as adjusting the monitor brightness,
selecting the units of length displayed in the screens, and selecting the
camera's operating beep tones.
2 4
1
Press the
(Menu) button.
● The Menu screen appears.
2
3
Press
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "MODE SETUP"
and then press
to select
"SETUP".
Press the [OK] button.
● The MODE SETUP screen appears.
4
8
Press
or
to select the
desired setting and then
press
.
Mode setup
● Either the current setting or
"SETUP" will appear on the screen.
Use the appropriate procedure for
the setting you want to customize.
● You cannot take pictures while the
MODE SETUP screen is displayed.
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
P F2.0 1/800 0.0
CARD
SETUP
MODE
SETUP
SETUP
A/S/M
MODE
AE LOCK
[3/3]
(This screen shows the still picture
shooting menu.)
This screen shows the still
shooting MODE SETUP menu.
ALL RESET
1
3
ON
RED • • • ◆ • • • BLUE
NORMAL
NORMAL
[1/4]
ALL RESET
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
OFF
ON
CUSTOM
[1/4]
Example: When "ALL RESET" is selected
TIFF
SQ1
SQ2
FLASH
SETUP
[2/4]
Example: When "SQ1" is selected
• Always return to the Menu screen from the MODE SETUP screen by pressing the [OK] button. If you use the
(Menu) button to return to the Menu
screen, the settings are not saved.
172
MODE SETUP - Using function settings for easy camera operation
List of mode settings
Displayed
mode*
Setting
P
O O O ALL RESET
O O
WB
O O
O O
O
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
TIFF
O
SQ1
O
SQ2
O
FLASH
O
AF MODE
O
FULL-TIME AF
Determines the camera
status when you switch
the camera on.
Makes fine adjustments to
the white balance.
Sets the image clarity.
Sets the image contrast.
Sets the quality for the TIFF
quality mode.
Sets the quality for the SQ1
quality mode.
Sets the quality for the SQ2
quality mode.
Sets the flash firing settings
when an external flash is
mounted on the camera.
Sets the volume of the tones
emitted during camera
operation.
Sets the system used for
focusing in Autofocus mode.
Allows you to specify that the
camera repeatedly focuses
without the shutter button
being pressed down halfway.
Default
setting
See
ON
P.175
RED...◆...BLUE
P.109
NORMAL
NORMAL
2048 × 1536
P.179
P.180
1280 × 960
NORMAL
640 × 480
NORMAL
IN+
P.181
P.182
P.182
P.135
LOW
P.184
NORMAL
P.81
OFF
P.79
8
Mode setup
O O O
Function
* "P" (A/S/M is the same as "P") denotes Still picture shooting mode, "
"
denotes Movie record mode, and "
" denotes Picture playback mode or
Movie playback mode. "O" indicates that the setting is displayed in that
mode.
173
MODE SETUP - Using function settings for easy camera operation
Displayed
mode*
Setting
P
O O
REC VIEW
O O
FILE NAME
O O O
O O O
O O
m/ft
8
Mode setup
174
O
Function
Specifies whether the recorded
image is displayed after the
picture is taken and whether
the screen for saving or discarding the image appears.
Sets the recording method
used for file names recorded on the SmartMedia card.
Default
setting
See
ON
P.185
RESET
P.191
Sets the monitor brightness.
-...◆...+
P.193
Sets the date and time.
Specifies the unit of length
used for setting the focal
distance (p. 84).
Sets the number of frames
per screen in Index Display
mode.
-
P.38
ft
P.194
9
P.141
* "P" (A/S/M is the same as "P") denotes Still picture shooting mode, "
"
denotes Movie record mode, and "
" denotes Picture playback mode or
Movie playback mode. "O" indicates that the setting is displayed in that
mode.
Restoring the original settings when the camera is switched off (ALL RESET)
This setting allows you to select the camera settings that will be valid the next
time you switch the camera on. If you select "ON", all the settings shown on
P.176 will revert to their default values. If you select "OFF", the settings that are
valid just before you switch the camera off are saved. You can also use the
CUSTOM setting to customize the camera settings. (P.177)
A/S
/M
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
D
P
F
OF
ER
2 3
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
Press
or
to select
"OFF" or "ON" and then
press the [OK] button.
● If you select "ON", the camera
settings revert to their default
values when you switch the
camera off.
● If you select "OFF", the camera
settings are retained when you
switch the camera off.
4
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
8
3 4
ALL RESET
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
ON
RED • • • ◆ • • • BLUE
NORMAL
NORMAL
Mode setup
3
Use
or
on the Arrow
pad to select "ALL RESET"
and then press
.
[1/4]
(This screen shows the still picture
shooting menu.)
ALL RESET
WB
SHARPNESS
OFF
ON
CUSTOM
CONTRAST
[1/4]
175
Restoring the original settings when the camera is switched off (ALL RESET)
The table below lists the settings that revert to their default values when you
select "ON" and switch the camera off, along with the default settings.
8
Mode setup
Setting
FLASH
/
(Macro/Metering mode)
ZOOM
FNo (Aperture setting)
Shutter speed setting
+(Exposure compensation)
AF/MF (Focus mode)
LCD(P) (Monitor display)
DRIVE
WB (White balance)
ISO
(Flash intensity control)
(Slow Syncro)
DIGITAL ZOOM
Function mode
STILL (Sound record mode)
STILL (Still image quality mode)
A/S/M/MODE
AE LOCK
MOVIE (Movie sound record mode)
MOVIE (Movie image quality mode)
INFO
Default setting
AUTO
OFF
35 mm
F1.8
1/800
±0
AF
OFF
AUTO
AUTO
±0
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
HQ
A
OFF
ON
HQ
OFF
See
P.126
P.84,95
P.72
P.89, 91
P.90, 91
P.92
P.82
P.63
P.93,113,115
P.105, 107
P.103
P.129
P.131
P.85
P.118
P.122
P.111
P.88
P.98
P.124
P.111
P.147
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
176
Selecting the settings when the camera is switched on (Custom settings)
You can use this function to ensure that the camera settings revert to your preferred values when the camera is switched off. If you change the camera settings while you are taking pictures, those changes are discarded and the settings specified here are restored next time you switch the camera on.
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
2 3 4 5
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
Press
or
to select
"CUSTOM" and then press
.
● The CUSTOM settings screen
appears.
4
Press
or
to select
the mode you want to set
and then press
.
● The table on the next page
shows details of the mode in
which settings can be selected.
8
5 6
ALL RESET
WB
SHARPNESS
OFF
ON
CUSTOM
Mode setup
3
Use
or
to select
"ALL RESET" and then
press
.
CONTRAST
[1/4]
(This screen shows the still picture
shooting menu.)
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
177
Selecting the settings when the camera is switched on (Custom settings)
5
6
Press
or
to select
the desired settings or
mode and then press the
[OK] button.
ZOOM
● To change the settings for other
modes, repeat steps 4 and 5.
SHUTTER
FLASH
/
FNo
AUTO
OFF
35mm
F1.8
1/800
[1/5]
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
● If you set "ALL RESET" to a
setting other than "CUSTOM",
the settings specified in
"CUSTOM" mode are saved.
Settings that can be customized in "CUSTOM" mode
8
FLASH
Mode setup
ZOOM
FNo
SHUTTER
/
+-
MF
LCD(P)
DRIVE
WB
ISO
DIGITAL ZOOM
FUNCTION
STILL
STILL
A/S/M MODE
AE LOCK
MOVIE
MOVIE
INFO
178
"AUTO", "
", "
", "
"
"OFF", "
", "
", "
+
"
"35mm", "55mm", "80mm", "105mm"
"F1.8" to "F10"
"1/800" to "16"
To ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments
"AF", "MF"
"OFF", "ON"
"
", "
", "AF
", "
", "BKT"
"AUTO", "
", "
", "
", "
", "
"
"AUTO", "100", "200", "400"
To ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments
"OFF", "
1", "
2"
"OFF", "ON"
"OFF", "BLACK&WHITE", "SEPIA", "WHITE BOARD", BLACK BOARD"
"OFF", "ON"
"TIFF", "SHQ", "HQ", "SQ1", "SQ2"
"A", "S", "M"
"OFF", "SINGLE", "MULTI"
"OFF", "ON"
"HQ", "SQ"
"OFF", "ON"
Setting the image clarity (Sharpness)
Use the procedure below to set the image sharpness. The "NORMAL" setting
gives sharp edges in the image and is useful for showing detail in prints, etc.
The "SOFT" setting gives softer outlines and is best used for images intended
for image processing. The "HARD" setting further enhances the image outlines
to give a bolder image. Select the appropriate setting for your purposes.
A/S
/M
2 3
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
ER
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select
"SHARPNESS" and then
press
.
3 4
3
4
Press
or
to select
"NORMAL", "SOFT" or
"HARD" and then press
the [OK] button.
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
8
ON
RED • • • ◆ • • • BLUE
NORMAL
NORMAL
Mode setup
ALL RESET
[1/4]
(This screen shows the still
photography menu.)
ALL RESET
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
NORMAL
HARD
NORMAL
SOFT
[1/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
179
Setting the image contrast (Contrast)
Use the procedure below to set the image contrast. Select "HIGH" for a high
degree of contrast between light and dark or "LOW" to lessen the contrast.
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
2 3
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
8
3
Mode setup
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select
"CONTRAST" and then
press
.
Press
or
to select
"NORMAL", "HIGH" or
"LOW" and then press the
[OK] button.
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
3 4
ALL RESET
WB +-
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
ON
RED • • • ◆ • • • BLUE
NORMAL
NORMAL
[1/4]
(This screen shows the still picture
shooting menu.)
ALL RESET
WB
SHARPNESS
CONTRAST
HIGH
NORMAL
LOW
[1/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
180
Setting the resolution for TIFF mode (TIFF Settings)
Use the procedure below to set the resolution for pictures recorded in TIFF
quality mode. Higher resolutions give better results for pictures that you
intend to print or display enlarged. The setting selected here is used when
you take pictures in TIFF quality mode.
D
/M O DE
L
1
A/S
/M
IA
P
A/S/M
F
OF
ER
2 4
P
PO
W
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
3
8
Press the [OK] button.
● The resolution settings screen
appears.
TIFF
Press
or
to select
the resolution and then
press the [OK] button.
FLASH
● The available resolution settings
are "2048 x 1536", "1600 x
1200", "1280 x 960", "1024 x
768" and "640 x 480".
5
3 4 5
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
SETUP
SQ1
SQ2
Mode setup
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "TIFF"
and then press
.
[2/4]
TIFF
2048X1536
1600X1200
1280X 960
1024X 768
640X 480
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
• Note that selecting a high resolution for recorded images increases the time
required to display the images and reduces the number of storable pictures.
(P.56)
181
Setting the resolution and quality for SQ mode (SQ1/SQ2 Settings)
Use the procedure below to set the resolution and quality for pictures
recorded in SQ1 or SQ2 quality mode. Selecting "NORMAL" allows you to
save more pictures on a card. Selecting "HIGH" lessens the graininess characteristic of compressed JPEG images.
/M O DE
A/S
/M
2 4 5
P
ER
F
OF
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
PO
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
8
Mode setup
3
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "SQ1"
or "SQ2" and then press
.
3 5 6
Press the [OK] button.
● The resolution settings screen
appears.
TIFF
Press
or
the resolution.
SQ2
to select
SQ1
6
182
Press
and then
or
on the Arrow pad to select
"HIGH" or "NORMAL" and
then press the [OK] button.
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
SETUP
FLASH
● The table on the next page
lists the available resolution
settings.
5
D
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
[2/4]
SQ1
1600X1200
1280X960
HIGH
NORMAL
W
Setting the resolution and quality for SQ Mode (SQ1/SQ2 Settings)
Recording modes (available settings)
Quality
Resolution
HIGH
SQ1
NORMAL
HIGH
NORMAL
HIGH
SQ2
NORMAL
HIGH
NORMAL
File format
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
JPEG
1024 x 768
640 x 480
8
Mode setup
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
• Note that selecting a high resolution for recorded images increases the time
required to display the images and reduces the number of storable pictures.
(P.56)
183
Changing the camera's warning tone volume (Beep)
Use the procedure below to set the volume of the beeps used by the camera
as audible warnings and to specify whether or not warnings are sounded.
D
/M O DE
L
A/S
/M
2 3
P
F
OF
ER
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
1
W
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
8
3
Mode setup
4
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select " "
and then press
.
Press
or
to select
"OFF", "LOW" or "HIGH"
and then press the [OK]
button.
3 4
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
REC VIEW
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
LOW
NORMAL
OFF
ON
[3/4]
(This screen shows the still picture
shooting menu.)
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
OFF
LOW
HIGH
REC VIEW
[3/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
184
Displaying images during image recording (REC VIEW)
This setting allows you to specify whether the picture you have just taken is
displayed while it is being recorded on the SmartMedia card.
A/S
/M
2 3
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
ER
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "REC
VIEW" and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
select "ON", "OFF" or
"CHECK" and then press
the [OK] button.
4
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
REC VIEW
LOW
NORMAL
OFF
ON
[3/4]
8
Mode setup
● If you select "OFF", the picture
is not displayed on the monitor
during recording.
● If you select "ON", the picture
is displayed on the monitor
during recording.
● If you select "CHECK", the
picture is displayed on the
monitor immediately and a
selection confirmation screen
appears asking whether you
want to save the image to the
card or erase the image.
(P.186)
3 4
(This screen shows the still
picture shooting menu.)
AF MODE
FULL-TIME AF
REC VIEW
OFF
ON
CHECK
[3/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
185
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK)
This feature displays the picture you have just taken before it is saved to the
card and allows you to select whether to save the image or erase it. To access
this option, select "CHECK" in the "REC VIEW" setting. (P.185)
When you select CHECK
After you take a picture, use the procedure below to select whether to save or
erase the image.
A/S/M
P
1
8
If you selected "CHECK", a
confirmation screen appears
after you take each shot in
which you can select
whether to save or erase the
picture.
● In "
Mode setup
" mode, pressing the
(Menu) button plays the
movie so you can check the
content.
● If there are multiple images in
buffer memory, you can use
the Arrow pad to select
images, the zoom lever to
enlarge images, and index display mode to select images.
:
:
:
:
Displays
Displays
Displays
Displays
the
the
the
the
previous picture.
next picture.
first frame
last frame.
NO
1
CHECK confirmation screen in
Still picture shooting mode
NO
CHECK confirmation screen in
Movie record mode
● The CHECK option is not available in TIFF mode.
● If the buffer memory contains pictures shot using Auto Bracket, the
darkest image is displayed first. Pressing the
button displays the
next darkest image.
186
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK)
3
To save the picture, press
the [OK] button.
The picture shown on the
screen is recorded onto
the card.
If there is another image in
the buffer memory, that
image is displayed next.
/M O DE
A/S
/M
3
P
ER
F
OF
PO
W
2
4
8
YES
NO
YES
OK
NO
Mode setup
4
In Index Display mode, use
the Arrow pad to select a
picture.
L
● Index display mode allows
you to select from a screen
showing multiple images.
● The index mode display
procedure using the CHECK
setting for shots taken using
Auto Bracket is different
from that used for shots
taken normally. (P.189)
5
D
Turn the zoom lever to "T" to
enlarge the picture or to "W"
to switch to Index display
mode.
IA
2
● If sound record is switched on in Still picture Shooting mode, sound
record begins after you opt to save the picture and press the [OK] button. When sound record ends, the camera starts recording the image
onto the card.
5
To discard the image, press the
frame erase screen appears.
(Erase) button. The one-
187
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK)
6
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
6
/M O DE
L
If you use
or
to
select "YES" and press the
[OK] button, the displayed
image is erased and the
next image appears. To
cancel erasing, press the
(Erase) button or
select "NO" and press the
[OK] button. The CHECK
confirmation screen then
reappears.
IA
6
PO
W
6
● If you switch the camera off while an image is still displayed on the
CHECK screen image, the image is automatically saved.
8
Mode setup
188
• In Movie record mode or when you are using Auto Bracket to take shots,
you cannot take further pictures until you decide whether to save or erase
the current picture.
• If you select the CHECK option when TIFF quality mode is set, the quality
mode changes. Do not use the CHECK setting in TIFF mode. (Switch to a
high-quality mode with the same resolution.)
• You can still take pictures while you are using the CHECK option to check
shots. If you press the shutter button down halfway, the display on the monitor changes and an image appears with focus lock applied. The CHECK
confirmation screen reappears 5 seconds after you switch to the photography screen.
• While you are using the CHECK option to check shots, you can switch
between the "P" and "A/S/M" modes. If you switch between these ("P",
"A/S/M") modes and "
", all the pictures currently stored in the buffer
memory are automatically saved.
• If you take a picture while you are using the CHECK option, you cannot
select the following settings in the photography menu: "DRIVE", " ", " ",
"CARD SETUP", and "MODE SETUP".
• Never remove the card or replace the batteries while you are using the
CHECK option as the data in the buffer memory will be lost.
• The menu screens cannot be displayed while you are using the CHECK
option. Exit the CHECK screen before using the menus.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK)
When you use Auto Bracket
If you use Auto Bracket to take a picture, the index display changes
depending on whether the buffer memory contains any images shot in
normal shooting mode.
● If Auto Bracket is used, the
displayed index includes all
the images shot.
1235
1236
1237
OK
Index display (for Auto Bracket)
● Save or erase all the images on
the screen.
8
1235
1236
1237
OK
Mode setup
● Use the Arrow pad to select an
image and press the [OK] button
to save it.
To erase the image, press the
(Erase) button and repeat
step 6 on the previous page.
The erased image disappears
from the screen.
Index display (normal photography)
1235
1237
OK
When 1 of the Auto Bracket images
is erased.
189
Saving/erasing images right after shooting (CHECK)
1000
1001
1002
OK
1003
1004
When Auto Bracket
is set to 5 frames.
● Images shot using Auto Bracket
are displayed in the sequence
shown in the figure at right.
Brightest
+ Compensation
8
Normal
OK
– Compensation
Darkest
Mode setup
• When Auto Bracket is selected, you cannot take further shots until you have
either saved or erased all the images in the CHECK screen.
• Carefully read the Cautions provided for REC VIEW. (P.185).
190
Changing the way file names are assigned to recorded images (File Name setting)
You can use the procedure below to select the way image file names are recorded.
If you select "AUTO", the files are managed so that file names are not duplicated
when you download pictures to your personal computer. Images are recorded
using automatically generated numbers as the file and folder names. Files are
numbered from 0001 to 9999, and folders are numbered from 100 to 999. You can
select either "RESET" or "AUTO" as the settings for both folders and files.
Folder names and file names
Recorded pictures are assigned folder names and file names according to
the following format:
Folder name
File name
\ D C I M \ * * * O L Y M P \ P m d d * * * * . j p g
100 - 999
Month (1 - C)
0001 - 9999
Day (01 - 31)
* The notation used for "Month" in folder names is 1-9 for January to
September, and then A for October, B for November and C for December.
Folder No.102
Mode setup
Assigning folder names and file names in each mode
● RESET
When you change the cards, the folder and file names are reset.
(Example)
8
Folder No.100
Change cards
File No.
0005
File No.
0001
● AUTO
When you change the cards, the camera continues to use the same folder
name, and the file name continues on from the last number recorded on the
previous card.
(Example)
Folder No.101
Folder No.101
Change cards
File No.
0005
File No.
0006
This prevents the duplication of file numbers (file names) when you copy large
numbers of images individually to your computer from different cards. However,
note that the numbering restarts at 0001 once you reach 9999.
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Changing the way file names are assigned to recorded images (File Name setting)
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
ER
2 3
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
Use
or
on the
Arrow pad to select "FILE
NAME" and then press
.
3
Press
or
to select
"RESET" or "AUTO" and
then press the [OK] button.
● If you select "RESET", the file
and folder names are reset
each time you change cards.
● If you select "AUTO", the folder
name from the previous card is
used again, and the file name
continues on incrementally from
the last file name used on the
previous card. In this way, file
names are not duplicated when
you take pictures using multiple
cards at the same time.
8
Mode setup
4
192
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
3 4
FILE NAME
m/ f t
RESET
12.23.,00
12:34
ft
[4/4]
FILE NAME
RESET
AUTO
m/ f t
[4/4]
• If you insert a card that contains a file name numbered higher than the last file
name on the previous card, file names begin numbering from the higher file name.
• When the highest permissible file name (9999) in the highest folder (999) is
reached, the number of storable pictures reverts to 0 regardless of the
amount of free space on the card and no further pictures can be taken.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
Adjusting the monitor brightness (Adjust monitor)
Use the procedure below to adjust the brightness of the monitor.
A/S
/M
D
P
F
OF
ER
2 4
/M O DE
L
1
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
W
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
3
5
Press the [OK] button to
display the brightness setting screen.
Use
and
to adjust
the brightness and then
press the [OK] button.
3 4 5
8
FILE NAME
SETUP
m/ f t
[4/4]
Mode setup
4
Press
or
to select
" " and then press
to
select "SETUP".
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
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Changing the distance display units (m/ft setting)
When you are using Manual Focus mode, you can choose whether the focal
distance displayed on the monitor is shown in meters or feet. (In Macro mode,
you can choose between centimeters and inches.)
A/S
/M
D
/M O DE
L
P
F
OF
ER
2 3
A/S/M
IA
P
PO
1
W
Display the MODE SETUP
screen.
● Perform steps 1-3 in "Using
the MODE SETUP menu
screen". (P.172)
2
8
3
Mode setup
4
Use
or
the Arrow
pad to select "m/ft" and
then press
.
Press
or
to select
"m" (meters) or "ft" (feet)
and then press the [OK]
button.
Press the [OK] button
repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
3 4
FILE NAME
m/ f t
RESET
12.23.,00
12:34
ft
[4/4]
(This screen shows the still
photography menu.)
FILE NAME
m/ f t
m
ft
[4/4]
• The selected setting is retained until changed, even when the camera is
switched off.
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9
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
Downloading Images to
a Computer
• This chapter describes how to download your
pictures to your personal computer. This
chapter also introduces the downloading and
image processing functions offered by the
CAMEDIA Master software.
Downloading images to your computer
You can also download the pictures you have taken and saved on a card to
other devices such as your personal computer.
The sections below describe how to download the pictures and movies you
have shot using the camera and saved onto cards onto a personal computer.
Connecting the camera to a computer to
download pictures (P.198)
You can use communication functions to download image data directly
from a memory card installed in the camera to a computer connected to
the camera via the camera's USB connector or serial connector (RS232C). To use this method, the preparations described below are
required. Note that the method you can use differs depending on your
computer system hardware and software.
PC
hardware/software
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Windows 2000
Professional or
Windows Me,
Mac OS 8.6 (*1)
or 9
Windows 98 or
Windows 98
Second Edition
Windows 95 or
Windows NT 4.0
SP3 or later, Mac
OS 7.6.1 or later
Connection
Connection requirements
Connection cable Communications software
USB
USB cable
None required
Serial (RS232C) port
Serial cable
(*2)
CAMEDIA Master
USB
USB cable
USB driver (*1)
Serial (RS232C) port
Serial cable
CAMEDIA Master
Serial
(RS-232C)
port
Serial cable
(*2)
CAMEDIA Master
*1: • The USB driver is included on the CAMEDIA Master 2.5 CD-ROM. The latest version
USB driver can also be downloaded from the Olympus web site.
• To use the communications functions with Mac OS 8.6, USB MASS Storage Support
1.3.5 is required. Contact Apple Computer, Inc. for information on obtaining USB
MASS Storage Support 1.3.5.
• When a USB connection is used, file management software such as Windows
Explorer can be used to download and delete image data.
• CAMEDIA Master can also communicate via USB connections and provides easyto-use image processing functions.
*2: • The optional Macintosh conversion cable is required for Apple Macintosh computer.
Downloading images to your computer
• To use CAMEDIA Master, you must use CAMEDIA Master version 2.5 This
camera does not support the communications drivers or movie and audio
playback functions in earlier versions of CAMEDIA Master.
• On computers equipped with USB drivers, note that successful operation is
not guaranteed with the following system software:
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 or upgrades from Windows 95 to Windows 98.
• Note that we cannot guarantee that upgraded versions of USB MASS Storage
Support will work on Macintosh system software.
Downloading pictures directly from a card
By using a card adapter, you can transfer images to a personal computer
without connecting the camera to the computer. Contact your Olympus
Customer Support Center for the latest information on the respective devices.
Computer type
Required device
Equipped with a 3.5-inch floppy disk
Floppy Disk Adapter (optional)
drive
PC Card Adapter (optional)
Equipped with a USB interface
SmartMedia Reader/Writer (optional)
• Depending on factors such as your personal computer hardware and software
configuration and the card’s storage capacity, you may not be able to use the
devices listed here. Check beforehand for compatibility issues.
• Refer to the respective equipment manuals for more information on
compatibility.
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Equipped with a PC card slot
197
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
This section describes how to connect your camera to a personal computer
using the communication cable. Note that the connection method differs
depending on your computer hardware and software configuration. (P.200)
Connecting via a USB cable
- If you are using an IBM PC-compatible computer running Windows 98 or
Windows 98 Second Edition, the USB driver must be installed on your computer beforehand. Refer to the CAMEDIA Master installation guide (contained on the Software CD) on installing the driver.
- If you are using an Apple Macintosh computer running Mac OS 8.6, check
that you are running USB MASS Storage Support version 1.3.5.
1
2
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3
4
Open the connector cover
on the camera.
Insert the plug marked A
on the USB cable into the
USB port on the computer.
Insert the plug marked B
on the USB cable into the
USB connector on the
camera.
Set the camera's Mode dial
to "
".
1
USB connector
2
USB cable
● The computer recognizes the
To USB port
selected card on the camera
as a disk drive (usually a
removable disk). On Macintosh
3 To the camera’s
computers, the card appears
USB connector
as a new folder on the desktop.
● The images on the card can then be handled as files by file management software such as Windows Explorer in the same way as files on
a floppy disk or MO disk.
● You must break off the connection to the computer to do the following:
(P.200)
- Switch the mode
- Switch off the camera
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
Removing
Removing a card
card
To avoid computer malfunctions, always use the procedures below when
removing cards. (If any malfunction occurs, you must reconnect the USB
cable or reboot your computer.)
● Windows
1
2
3
4
Check that the card access
lamp on the camera is no
longer lit.
In the "My Computer"
window, select the disk
drive icon ("Removable
disk") and click the right
mouse button to display
the pop-up menu.
Select "Eject" from the
pop-up menu and click the
left mouse button.
Open the camera's card
cover and remove the
card. (P.37)
9
1
2
3
Check that the card access
lamp on the camera is no
longer lit.
Select the disk drive icon
on the desktop and drag it
to the Trash. Alternatively,
select "Eject" from the
"Special" menu.
Open the camera's card
cover and remove the
card. (P.37)
PC
UNTITLED
Trash
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● Macintosh
199
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
Disconnecting the USB cable
cable
Use the procedure below to disconnect the USB cable.
● Windows 98, Windows Me and Mac OS
Check that the camera's card access lamp is not lit and then disconnect
the USB cable.
● Windows 2000
Use procedure A or B below to disconnect the USB cable.
(A) Click
in the Taskbar.
(1) Click the left mouse button on the "Disconnect or eject hardware"
icon (shown circled in the figure below) in the Taskbar (in the lower
right corner of the screen).
(2) When a message appears to stop the drive, left-click the message.
(3) When the "Disconnect hardware" message appears indicating that
it is safe to disconnect the USB cable, click the [OK] button.
(4) Disconnect the USB cable.
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(B) Double-click
in the Taskbar.
(1) Double-click the "Disconnect or eject hardware" icon (shown
circled in the figure below) in the Taskbar (in the lower right
corner of the screen).
(2) The hardware disconnection screen appears. Select the camera
from the list of hardware devices and click the [Stop] button.
(3) When the "Disconnect hardware" message appears indicating that
it is safe to disconnect the USB cable, click the [OK] button.
(4) Disconnect the USB cable.
• Do not switch the camera off or change the camera mode while it is connected to a computer as this will cause a malfunction.
• The camera will not switch to Sleep mode (battery save mode) or automatically switch off while it is connected to the computer (during communication). If you intend to leave the camera connected to a computer for a long
period, use the AC adapter.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, the camera buttons cannot
be used.
• If the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub, compatibility
issues between the computer and the hub could cause operational instability.
If this occurs, connect the camera directly to the computer and not via a hub.
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
Connecting via a serial cable
To connect the CAMEDIA to a personal computer via a serial cable, you need
the optional special serial cable and CAMEDIA Master 2.5.
Operating Requirements for
for CAMEDIA Master
● Windows (IBM PC-compatible)
CPU:
Pentium or better
Operating system: Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later
Hard disk space: Minimum 40 MB (for standard installation)
RAM:
Minimum 32 MB (64 MB recommended)
Connector:
D-SUB 9-pin connector (for IBM PC-compatibles)
Monitor:
256 colors or better, 800 x 600 pixels or more (65536
of colors or better recommended)
Power PC or better
Mac OS 7.6.1 to 9.0.4
Minimum 40 MB (for standard installation)
20 MB of minimum application memory
Serial port
256 colors or better, 800 x 600 pixels or more (32000
of colors or better recommended)
• A sound card and microphone are required for audio playback and recording. QuickTime 4.0 must be installed to support movie playback. Refer to
the CAMEDIA Master online manual for details.
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● Macintosh
CPU:
Operating system:
Hard disk space:
RAM:
Connector:
Monitor:
201
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
Connection procedure
procedure
CAMEDIA Master must be installed on your computer before you connect
the camera to the computer. Refer to the CAMEDIA Master online manual
for information on installing CAMEDIA Master.
1
Check that the computer and camera are both switched off.
2
Plug the special serial cable into the port labeled "COM1",
"COM2", etc on the computer.
- On IBM PC-compatibles, connect the cable to the D-sub 9-pin serial
port.
IBM PC-compatibles
IBM PC serial cable
To D-SUB 9-pin serial port
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202
To camera’s serial connector
(RS-232C)
- On Macintosh machines, plug the Macintosh conversion cable into
the printer or modem port on the Macintosh and then plug the serial
cable into the conversion cable.
Macintosh
IBM PC serial cable
To printer or modem port
Macintosh conversion
cable
To camera’s serial connector
(RS-232C)
Connecting to a computer using the communication cable
3
4
Remove the camera lens cap.
Plug the serial cable into the serial connector (RS-232C) on
the camera.
4
5
6
7
serial connector
(RS-232C)
Switch on the computer.
Set the camera's Mode dial to "
".
Launch CAMEDIA Master.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
• If you connect the camera and computer while the camera is switched on,
the camera may malfunction. Always check that the camera is switched off
before you connect it to the computer.
• While the camera is connected to a computer, none of the camera buttons
function.
• The camera cannot communicate with a computer while it is connected to
a TV.
• The optional AC Adapter should be used during camera-to-computer
communication to avoid depleting the batteries.
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Downloading images using CAMEDIA Master
This section describes how to use CAMEDIA Master to download pictures to
your personal computer.
If the camera is connected to your computer via a serial cable, CAMEDIA
Master provides a simple method for copying images on the camera to
the computer. CAMEDIA Master can also be used when the camera and
computer are connected via a USB cable.
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1
Launch CAMEDIA Master.
2
Click the "My Camera" icon.
● If the camera is connected to
your computer via a USB
cable, or if you want to view
images stored on a card in
another device (such as a
card adapter or USB card
reader/writer), click the removable disk icon.
Downloading images using CAMEDIA Master
3
A list of the stored pictures is displayed. To view an image
at full size, position the cursor over the desired image and
double-click the mouse button.
4
To download images, click
the "My Camera" icon and
select "Download All(D)"
in the "Camera(C)" menu.
• Images downloaded to your computer can be viewed using the enclosed
CAMEDIA Master software. You can also view the images using any graphics
software that supports JPEG images (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, etc.) or web
browser software (Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.).
Refer to the manual for the respective software application for details.
• Refer to the CAMEDIA Master online manual for more information on using
CAMEDIA Master.
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● The images are downloaded
from the camera to the computer.
● The "Camera(C)" option is only
valid for cameras connected
via a serial cable.
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Overview of the CAMEDIA Master functions
By using CAMEDIA Master, you can install USB driver and download
images via USB connection on Windows 98/98SE (Second Edition).
Also, simple some functions (image viewing, batch processing,
image processing, and so on) are available. Refer to the CAMEDIA
Master online manual for more information on CAMEDIA Master.
● Communicating with the camera
Via a serial connection, CAMEDIA Master supports various camera
settings (including setting and removing protection, erasing data,
setting the date and time, and modifying other settings).
● Image Viewer
This function displays image files stored on disk or downloaded from the
camera either individually or as indexes. The Image Viewer also uses a
hierarchical folder display window that allows you to drag and drop your
images between folders for easy file management. You can also use Image
Viewer to play movies and to display your still pictures as a slide show
(automatic display). Image Viewer even allows you to edit out frames from
any part of a movie.
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● Batch processing
CAMEDIA Master allows you to use the index window to perform batch
operations such as rotating, renaming or changing the format of groups of
images at a time.
● Image processing
With CAMEDIA Master, you can rotate (left 90°, right 90°, 180°, inputted
angle), change the number of colors, resize, insert text and apply filters
(brightness, contrast, color balance, sharpness, etc.).
● Camera-linked functions
[Panorama Stitching]:
Uses images shot in Panorama mode using a
standard Olympus SmartMedia card to create
composite panorama images.
● Printing
In addition to printing single images, CAMEDIA Master can also imprint the
date and time of shooting on your prints and print on sheets of divided
stickers.
Refer to the CAMEDIA Master online manual for more information on
how to use CAMEDIA Master.
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Miscellaneous
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Chapter
Troubleshooting
Camera operation problems
Problem:
The camera does not work.
Cause
qThe camera is switched off.
wThe batteries are loaded incorrectly.
eThere are no batteries loaded.
rBattery performance is temporarily
reduced due to the cold.
tThe sleep mode function has shut
the camera down.
yThe camera is connected to a personal computer.
uThe camera was switched on while
the lens cap was still attached.
Solution
See
qSet the Mode dial to any setting
other than "OFF" to switch the camera on.
wReload the batteries correctly.
eLoad new batteries.
rKeep the batteries in your pocket to
warm them before loading them into
the camera.
tUse the shutter button or the zoom
lever.
yThe camera will not operate while
it is connected to a personal computer.
uRemove the lens cap, then switch
the camera off then on again.
P.52
P.29
P.29
P.8
P.52
P.198,
203
P.38
Problem:
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Miscellaneous
208
The camera does not take a picture when I press the shutter button.
Cause
Solution
qThe camera is switched off. or the qRelease the shutter button and wait
flash has not finished charging.
until the green or orange lamp stops
blinking.
wYou have just finished shooting in wThe recorded movie image data is
mode and the card access
being written to the card. Start
lamp is blinking.
shooting again when the card
access lamp stops blinking.
eThere is a card fault.
eRefer to the Error code chart.
rThe card is full.
rReplace the card, delete unwanted
pictures or transfer the image data
to a computer and delete all of the
pictures.
tThe battery charge ran out while you tLoad new batteries.
were taking pictures or recording
images onto the SmartMedia card.
ySymbols disappear from the yReplace the batteries. (If images
viewfinder/monitor or the control
are being recorded onto the card,
panel. On the control panel, the
wait until it is completed before
battery remaining icon will blink.
replacing the batteries.)
uThe memory gauge indicates that uWait until there is space available in
the memory is full.
the buffer memory.
See
P.61,73
P.66
P.216
P.35,71,
157,196
P.29
P.29,54
P.64,66
Troubleshooting
Problem:
The camera does not take a picture when I press the shutter button.
Cause
Solution
See
P.35
iThere is a write-protect sticker on iInsert a new card in the camera.
the card, or there is no card in the
camera.
oSet the Mode dial to "P", "A/S/M" or P.41
oThe Mode dial is set to "
".
"
".
Problem:
The flash does not fire.
Cause
Solution
qThe flash mode is set to "Flash qChange the flash mode. (The flash
Off".
cannot be used in Sequence mode
or Panorama mode.)
wThe subject is brightly lit.
wTo force the flash to fire, set the flash
mode to "Forced Flash".
e"
", " AF
" or "BKT" is selected eSwitch to a single-shot mode.
as the drive mode.
rDeactivate Panorama mode.
rThe camera is set to Panorama
mode.
tThe flash does not fire when "WHITE
t"WHITE BOARD" or "BLACK BOARD"
BOARD" or "BLACK BOARD" is
is selected in the FUNCTION setting.
selected.
P.126,
128
P.93
P.120
P.118
10
See
qSet the date. It is also possible to P.38
set the date via a personal computer using CAMEDIA Master. The
clock adjustment is not factory-preset.
P.38
wThe camera has been left for wTry setting the date again.
approx. 1 week with the batteries
removed and the date setting is
canceled.
qThe date was not set.
Miscellaneous
Problem:
The date recorded with the image data is wrong.
Cause
Solution
See
P.126
209
Troubleshooting
Problem:
The camera does not record sound when I shoot a movie.
Cause
Solution
See
qMovie sound recording is set to qChange the movie sound recording P.124
"OFF".
setting to "ON".
Problem:
I cannot display images on the monitor.
Cause
Solution
qThe camera is set to a shooting qSet the Mode dial to "
".
mode.
wThere are no pictures recorded on wThe "NO PICTURE" message
the card.
appears on the monitor. Take a picture and then display the shot.
eThere is a fault in the card.
eRefer to the Error Code chart.
rThe camera is connected to a TV.
rThe monitor is switched off while the
camera is connected to a TV.
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Miscellaneous
210
Problem:
The monitor is difficult to see.
Cause
Solution
See
P.140
P.60
P.216
P.145
See
P.193
qThe monitor brightness is incor- qAdjust the monitor brightness.
rectly adjusted.
wYou are looking at the monitor in wUse your hand or another object to
shade the monitor.
sunlight.
Troubleshooting
Problem:
I cannot protect images, erase frames (single or all), or initialize the
SmartMedia card.
Cause
Solution
See
qThere is a write-protect sticker on qPeel the sticker off before using the P.35
the card.
card. Do not re-use write-protect
stickers.
Problem:
When the camera is connected to a computer, an error message appears
during data transfer.
Cause
Solution
See
qCheck that the cable is connected P.196
correctly.
P.198,201
wSet the Mode dial to "
".
eLoad new batteries or use the P.29,33
optional AC adapter.
rCheck whether the camera is correctly recognized by the computer,
as laid out in the USB driver (or
CAMEDIA Master) installation
guide.
tThe serial port is not selected cor- tUse the system software on the
rectly.
computer to check that the serial
port is selected correctly.
qThe cable is not connected correctly.
wThe camera is switched off.
eThere are no batteries in the camera.
rThe USB driver is not correctly
installed.
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211
Troubleshooting
Problems with images
Problem:
The picture is out of focus.
Cause
Solution
qThe camera moved when you qHold the camera correctly and
pressed the shutter button (camera
press the shutter button gently and
shake).
smoothly.
wThe viewfinder’s AF target mark wEnsure that you subject is in the
was not positioned on the subject.
center of the shot, or use the focus
lock.
eThe lens is soiled.
eClean the lens with a soft dry cloth.
rThe subject was too close.
rUse Macro mode for subjects 7.9" to
31.5" (2.6 ft) from the camera. For
longer distances, use the normal
shooting mode.
tIn Self-timer mode, you pressed tPress the shutter button while lookthe shutter button while you were
ing through the viewfinder, not while
standing in front of the camera.
standing in front of the camera.
Alternatively, use the remote control.
yYou used manual focus without yUse the correct focal distance for
selecting the correct focal distance.
the manual focus shot.
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212
Problem:
The picture is too bright.
Cause
Solution
See
P.58,59
P.60,78
P.214
P.84
P.60,
115
P.82
See
qThe flash is set to the Forced Flash qSelect a flash mode other than P.126
mode.
Forced Flash.
wThe subject was too bright.
wUse exposure compensation or take P.92,129
the shot from a different angle.
eNeared the subject by macro eConfirm the effective flash range P.84,126
mode and shot the picture.
and shoot the picture
Troubleshooting
Problem:
The picture is too dark.
Cause
qThe flash was obscured by a finger
or other object.
wThe subject is beyond the effective
range of the flash.
eThe flash was set to the "Flash Off"
mode.
rThe subject was too small and was
backlit.
tYou used Sequence mode to take
the shot.
Solution
See
qHold the camera correctly, taking
care that the flash is not obscured.
wShoot within the effective flash
range or use an external flash.
eCheck the flash mode before taking
the shot.
rSet the flash to "Forced Flash" mode
or use Spot Metering mode.
tHigher shutter speeds are used
when the Sequence mode is selected and this may result in pictures
that are darker than usual.
P.58
Problem:
The colors of pictures taken indoors look unnatural.
Cause
Solution
P.126,
133
P.126
P.95,128
See
qThe lighting affected the picture.
qSet the flash mode to Forced Flash. P.128
wThere are no white areas on the wInclude something white in the field P.105,
subject.
of view or adjust the white balance 107,109
to suit the lighting.
eThe white balance setting is eAdjust the white balance to suit the P.105,
107,109
incorrect.
lighting.
Solution
See
qThe lens was partly obscured by a qHold the camera correctly, taking P.58
finger or the strap.
care to keep your fingers and the
strap away from the lens.
P.63,65
wYou were too close to the subject. wUse the monitor.
Miscellaneous
Problem:
Part of the picture is obscured.
Cause
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Camera maintenance and storage
After-use camera care
After you use the camera, always switch it off and replace the lens cap. When
storing the camera, do not use insect repellents of any sort.
Cleaning the camera
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1
Set the Mode dial to "OFF".
2
Remove the batteries (P.29). If you are using the AC adapter,
unplug the connection cord from the camera and unplug the
AC adapter from the domestic mains power outlet. (P.33)
3
Camera exterior . . . . .Gently wipe the outside of the camera with a
Miscellaneous
soft, dry cloth. Where there is excessive soiling,
moisten the cloth with diluted mild liquid soap,
wring the cloth out thoroughly and use it to wipe
off the dirt. Then wipe the camera thoroughly
with a dry cloth. If you have been using the
camera near the ocean, moisten the cloth with
fresh water, wring the cloth out thoroughly and
use it to wipe the camera.
Monitor and viewfinder . . . . . .Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Use a lens blower (commercially available) to
blow off any dust and then wipe the lens
carefully with lens cleaning paper. Replace
the lens cap when storing the camera.
SmartMedia card . . . .Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• Never use harsh detergents such as benzene or alcohol to clean the camera.
• Always remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter before cleaning
the camera.
• Leaving soiling on the lens can result in the growth of mold.
• Do not use chemical cleaners or chemically impregnated cloths.
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Equipment that can be connected to this camera (System expansion chart)
Optional accessories can be used with your Camedia to provide the system
expansion options shown below.
● Data transmission via a communications adapter and data storage on
PCMCIA cards
Printer (P-400/P-200/P-330N)
TV
Floppy disk adapter
SmartMedia cards
To 3.5-inch floppy
disk drive
PC card adapter
To PC card slot
MO drive
SmartMedia reader/writer
Personal computer
TV
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Digital camera
Conversion lens adapter
External Flash
Flash Bracket
Remote
control
Miscellaneous
AC adapter
Bracket Cable
Wide-angle conversion
lens
Telephoto conversion lens
Macro conversion lens
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Error codes
The Camedia uses a variety of error codes to display warnings when problems arise. (The code displayed on the control panel blinks.)
Control panel
display
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(No display)
216
Monitor
display
Meaning
Response
CARD
COVER
OPEN
The card cover
is open.
NO CARD
No card is inserted, or the camera Insert a card or insert
cannot recognize the card again.
the card.
CARD
FULL
The number of
storable pictures
Replace the card or
is 0 so no more
erase unwanted pictures.
pictures can be
taken.
WRITE
PROTECT
Writing to the
To take pictures, remove
card is prohibited. the write-protect sticker.
CARD
ERROR
You cannot
record, display
or erase images
on the card.
If the card is dirty, wipe it
with a clean tissue and
insert the card again.
Alternatively, format the
card. If this still does not
correct the problem, the
card cannot be used.
PICTURE
ERROR
The recorded
images cannot
be displayed on
this camera.
Use the image processing
software on your computer
to display the images. If
this is not successful,
some of the image files
are damaged.
Insert a card and close
the cover.
Error codes
Control panel
display
Monitor
display
Meaning
(Formatting The card is not
formatted.
screen)
Response
Format the card.
NO
PICTURE
There are no
pictures on the
card, so there
is nothing to
display.
Insert a card that contains
images.
CARD
FULL
There is no free
space on the
card, so you
cannot record
print data or
sound data.
Replace the card or
erase unwanted pictures.
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Optional items
● Photo Printers For Olympus Digital
Cameras
● AC Adapter
● Camera Case
● Standard SmartMedia cards
(8/16/32/64 MB)
● FL-40 external flash
● Flash bracket
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
Bracket cable
Floppy Disk Adapter
PC Card Adapter
NiMH Batteries
NiMH Battery Charger
USB SmartMedia Reader/Writer
PC Serial cable
Macintosh conversion cable
Visit the Olympus home page (http://www.olympus.com) for the latest information on
optional items.
as of October 2000
Compatibility of the picture data
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● Images taken by this camera may not be properly displayed or printed with
other Olympus digital cameras.
● Images taken by other Olympus digital cameras may not be properly
displayed or printed with this camera.
Specifications
Product type:
Recording System
Still images:
Digital camera (for shooting and displaying)
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Digital recording, JPEG (DCF-compliant),
TIFF (uncompressed), DPOF-compliant
Still images with sound:
WAV format
Movies:
QuickTime Motion-JPEG-compliant
Recording media:
3 V (3.3 V); 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 MB SmartMedia
card
No. of available shots (using a 16 MB card):
Approx. 1 frame (TIFF: 2048 x 1536)
Approx. 6 frames (SHQ)
Approx. 20 frames (HQ)
Approx. 49 frames (SQ1: 1280 x 960 NORMAL)
Approx. 165 frames (SQ2: 640 x 480 NORMAL)
Erase:
One-Frame erase, All-Frames erase
Image pickup element:
1/1.8 inch CCD solid-state image pickup
3,340,000 pixels (total)
Resolutions:
2048 x 1536 pixels (TIFF/SHQ/HQ)
1600 x 1200 pixels (TIFF/SQ1)
1280 x 960 pixels (TIFF/SQ1)
1024 x 768 pixels (TIFF/SQ2)
640 x 480 pixels (TIFF/SQ2)
White balance:
Full Auto TTL (iESP Auto), Quick Reference,
Preset (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten Light,
Fluorescent)
Lens:
Olympus lens 7.1 to 21.3 mm, F/1.8 to F/2.6,
10 elements in 7 groups (equivalent to 35105 mm on a 35 mm camera)
Light metering:
Spot metering or Digital ESP metering using
the image pickup element
Exposure control (photography modes):
Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter
Priority and Manual
Aperture:
W: F/1.8 to F/10.0
T: F/2.6 to F/10.0
Shutter speeds:
Coupled with mechanical shutter
Still images:
Program Auto:
1-1/800 sec.
Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority:4-1/800 sec.
Manual:
16-1/800 sec.
Movie:
1/30-1/10000 sec.
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Specifications
Effective range:
Viewfinder:
Monitor:
Monitor resolution:
On-screen display:
Flash charging time:
Effective flash range:
Flash modes:
Control panel display:
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Autofocus:
Self-timer:
External connectors:
Date/time:
Automatic calendar function:
Calendar battery:
220
2.6 ft (31.5") to ∞ (normal photography)
7.9" to 31.5" (2.6 ft) (Macro mode)
Optical real image viewfinder (Autofocusing
marks), Monitor
1.8-inch TFT color LCD display
Approx. 114,000 pixels
Date/Time, Frame number, Protect, Record
mode, Battery check, Image information,
Print ordering, Menu settings, etc.
Approx. 6 sec. (at normal temperature with
new batteries)
W: Approx. 2.6 ft to 18.4 ft
T: Approx. 7.9" to 12.5 ft
Auto-Flash (flash fires automatically in low
light and backlighting), Red-eye Reduction,
Forced Flash, Flash Off
Recording mode, Number of storable pictures, Card error, Flash mode, Flash intensity
control, Battery check, Sequence mode,
Exposure compensation, Spot Metering
mode, White balance, ISO setting, Selftimer/Remote control, Macro mode, Slow synchro, Auto bracket, Card writing, Manual
focus, Sound record
TTL-type AF, Spot AF, Contrast-detection system
Focusing adjustment range : 7.9" to ∞
12-sec. delay
DC IN jack, serial connector (RS-232C), A/V
output jack (NTSC format), USB connector
(USB 1.0-compliant), 5-pin external flash
socket
Recorded simultaneously with picture data
Self-correcting to 2030
Uses main camera battery
(with internal capacitor for backup)
Specifications
Operating environment
Temperature:
Humidity:
Power supply:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
32-104 °F (operating), –4 to 104 °F (storage)
30-90 % (operating), 10-90 % (storage)
For batteries, use 2 CR-V3 lithium battery
packs, or 4 AA-size NiMH, Ni-Cd, alkaline or
lithium batteries.
Do not use manganese batteries.
AC adapter (optional)
4.3" x 3.0" x 2.7" (109.5 x 76.4 x 69.6 mm)
(excluding attachments)
307 g (excluding batteries and SmartMedia
card)
Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the
part of the manufacturer.
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Glossary of terms
A (Aperture Priority) Mode • • • • • • • •
In this mode, you set the aperture yourself and the camera automatically varies
the shutter speed according to the aperture setting so that the picture is taken
with the optimum exposure.
AE (Automatic Exposure) • • • • • • • •
This is a system whereby the camera
uses a built-in exposure meter to automatically set the exposure. The 3 AE
modes available on this camera are P
mode, in which the camera selects both
the aperture and shutter speed, A
mode, in which the user selects the
aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed, and S mode, in which the
user selects the shutter speed and the
camera sets the aperture. In M mode,
the user must select both the aperture
and the shutter speed.
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Aperture • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
This is a mechanism for adjusting the
amount of light that passes through the
lens. Lower values allow more light to
pass, while higher values lessen the
amount of light. When you set the lowest
aperture value for a lens, the aperture is
at its widest. Conversely, the highest
aperture value gives the narrowest
aperture.
Backlight • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A light source provided for the Monitor
so that it can be seen more easily.
CCD (Charge-coupled Device) • • • • •
A pickup element that converts light
passing through the lens into electrical
signals. On this camera, light is picked
up at 3.34 million points and converted
to RGB signals to build a single image.
Contrast Detection Method • • • • • • •
This is a method used to measure the
distance to the subject. The camera
determines whether the image is
focused by detecting the level of contrast in the subject.
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Conventional Photograph • • • • • • • •
This refers to the system of recording
images using silver halide. (This is the
method for recording images on film in
conventional, non-digital photography.)
This system is in contrast to still video
and digital photography.
DCF • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
(Design rule for Camera File system)
A standard formulated for image files by
the Japanese Electronic Industry
Development Association (JEIDA).
Digital ESP (Electro-Selective Pattern)
light metering • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A light metering method that determines
the exposure by metering and calculating the light levels in the center and
around the periphery of the image separately.
DPOF • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
(Digital Print Order Format)
A format used for recording automatic
print settings for digital cameras. By
recording which images are to be printed and the number of copies of each
image on the card on which the images
are saved, the user can automatically
have the desired images printed by a
printer or print lab that supports the
DPOF format.
Eclipsing (Vignetting) • • • • • • • • • • •
This refers to the situation where there is
an object that obscures part of the field
of view so that part of the subject is not
photographed. Vignetting also refers to
the situation where the image seen
through the viewfinder does not exactly
match the image shot through the
objective lens so that the photographed
image includes objects not seen
through the viewfinder. Vignetting can
also occur when the incorrect lens hood
is used and shadowing appears in the
corners of the image.
Glossary of terms
EV • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
(Exposure Value)
An exposure measurement system in
which the exposure for an aperture of F1
and a shutter speed of 1 second is
taken as EV0. The EV value then
increases by 1 each time the aperture
increases by one F stop or the shutter
speed increases by one increment. EV
can also be used to indicate brightness
and ISO settings.
Exposure • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The amount of light used to capture an
image. The exposure is determined by
the time for which the shutter is open
(shutter speed) and the amount of light
that passes through the lens (aperture).
Flash Bracket • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A mount used to attach an external flash
to the camera.
ISO • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A method for indicating film speed laid
down by the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) (e.g. "ISO
100"). Higher ISO values indicate
greater sensitivity to light so that images
can be exposed even in low-light conditions.
M (Manual) Mode • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A shooting mode in which the user sets
both the aperture and the shutter speed.
Ring Flash • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A flash unit that uses a circular xenon
fluorescent tube as the light source.
S (Shutter Priority) Mode • • • • • • • • •
Also called Shutter Priority AE mode. In
this mode, the user selects the shutter
speed and the camera automatically
varies the aperture according to the
shutter speed setting so that the picture
is taken with the optimum exposure.
Synchro Terminals • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Terminals on an external flash unit that
are used for connecting to the camera.
TFT (Thin-Film Transister) Color
Monitor • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A color Monitor constructed using thinfilm technology.
TIFF • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
(Tagged Image File Format)
A format used for saving black and
white and color image data. TIFF image
files can be handled by software programs for scanners and graphics applications.
TTL (Through-The-Lens) System • • •
An exposure adjustment mechanism in
which a light receptor built into the camera directly measures the light passing
through the lens.
TTL-AUTO • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
An external flash unit function. This is a
control method in which the light emitted
by the flash is received and measured
by the light receptor in the camera as it
passes through the lens. A flash intensity control signal is then generated using
that light and sent to the flash unit.
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JPEG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
(Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A compression format for color still
images. Photographs (images) shot
using this camera are recorded onto the
SmartMedia card in JPEG format when
the Record mode is set to SHQ, HQ or
SQ. By downloading these images to a
personal computer, users can edit them
using graphics application software or
view the images using an Internet web
browser.
Pixels • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A pixels the smallest unit (dot) used to
make up an image. Large size clear
printed images require large number of
pixels.
P (Program) Mode • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Also called Program AE mode. In this
mode, the camera automatically sets
the optimal shutter speed and aperture
setting for the shot.
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Index
A
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224
A/S/M mode .................................88
A/V output ..................................145
AC adapter ..................................33
Adjust Monitor............................193
AE lock.........................................99
AE lock setting .............................98
AE memory ..........................99, 101
AF continuous shooting .............113
AF modes.....................................81
NORMAL..................................81
Spot .........................................81
All print order .............................162
ALL RESET.................................175
All-frame erase...........................155
Aperture Priority mode.................89
Aperture setting ...........................89
Attaching the camera strap .........28
Audio record mode....................122
Auto bracket ................................93
Auto-Flash............................73, 127
Autofocus .....................................76
Automatic playback ...................143
Available shots/time.....................56
B
Backlighting .................................74
Batteries .......................................29
Buffer memory .......................64, 66
Buzzer tone................................184
C
CAMEDIA Master................204-206
Card check ..................................55
CHECK.......................................186
Cleaning the camera .................214
Close-up playback.....................142
Composition.....................60, 63, 65
Connecting to a computer.........196
Connecting to a TV ....................145
Contrast .....................................180
Custom settings .........................177
D
Date/time setting..........................38
DCF ................................................2
Digital ESP metering ....................95
Digital zoom .................................85
Diopter adjustment ......................58
Displaying image information ....147
Displaying images rotated.........146
Downloading images to a computer...196
Downloading pictures directly from a card ...197
DPOF .........................................160
Drive ............................93, 113, 115
E
Editing movies ...........................153
Erasing images ....................71, 155
Exposure compensation ..............92
Index
F
File name memory .....................192
File name settings......................191
1st-curtain effect ........................131
Flash intensity control ................129
Flash off .....................................128
Flash pattern selection ..............126
Flash photography...............73, 126
Flash selection ...........................135
FlashPath ...................................197
Focus lock....................................78
Focusing ................................59, 76
Forced flash ...............................128
Formatting..................................157
Full-time AF ..................................79
Function mode ...........................118
Function playback (FUNCTION) ..150
I
J
JPEG (compression)..........112, 205
L
Monitor brightness adjustment ..........193
Monitor ON/OFF...........................63
Light metering mode ...................95
Lithium battery pack ....................29
m/ft setting .................................194
Macro mode.................................84
Manual focus ...............................82
Manual mode ...............................91
Menus
Movie playback menu .............49
Movie record menu .................47
Still picture playback menu .....48
Still picture shooting menu ......46
Using the menus .............42, 172
Mode dial .....................................41
A ..............................................89
M..............................................91
P ..............................................60
S ..............................................90
...........................................65
MODE SETUP menu ..................172
Movie index................................147
Movie sound recording..............124
Multi-metering ............................101
O
One-frame erase..........................71
P
Package contents ........................21
Panorama mode ........................120
Playing movies.............................69
Postrecording.............................149
Preset white balance .................105
Printers .......................................159
Protecting images......................144
Protection ...................................144
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Index creation ............................150
Index playback ..........................140
Index playback settings ............141
Initialization ................................157
Inserting/Removing SmartMedia cards ...35
ISO settings ...............................103
M
225
Index
Q
Quality settings ..........................111
Quick Reference White balance ..107
Quick View ...................................67
R
REC VIEW ..................................185
Red-eye reduction flash.............127
Remaining charge .......................54
Remote control ..........115, 117, 146
Resetting print reserve...............169
S
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2nd-curtain effect.......................131
Self-timer............................115, 116
Sequence mode ........................113
Serial connection .......................202
Sharpness ..................................179
Shooting movies ..........................65
Shutter button pressed fully/halfway ...59
Shutter Priority mode ...................90
Shutter speed ..............................90
Single print order .......................164
Single-frame display ..................140
Slow synchro..............................131
SmartMedia..................................35
Specifications ............................219
Spot Metering mode ....................95
SQ1/SQ2 setting ........................182
Switching on/off ...........................52
T
Taking still pictures ................60, 63
TIFF (uncompressed) ...111, 112, 181
TIFF setting ................................181
Trimmed print order ...................167
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U
USB connection .........................198
Using a domestic AC wall outlet ....33
Using external flash ...................135
Using the zoom............................72
V
Voice comments ........................122
W
White Balance Correction ..........109
Wide-angle photography .............72
Working range .............................77
Z
Zoom ............................................72
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.
San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
(Customer support) Tel. 0426-42-7499 Tokyo
http://www.olympus.co.jp
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DIGITAL CAMERA
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http://www.olympus.com
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(Letters) Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany.
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Serial number / Numéro de série / Número de serie
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VT2208-02
1.Getting Started
P.27
2.Shooting and Playback Basics
P.51
3.Focusing
P.75
4.Custom Photography
P.87
5.Using Flash
P.125
6. Displaying, editing and
P.139
7.Print settings
P.159
8.Mode setup
P.171
9. Downloading Images to a
P.195
10.Miscellaneous
P.207
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