Olympus C-1 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-1 in English. This PDF manual has 104 pages.

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Reference Manual  Thank you for purchasing this Olympus digital camera.  Before using your new digital camera, please carefully read this instruction manual and separately provided “Safety Precautions” and “Battery Handling Precautions”.  We recommend that you take test shots to make sure that the camera functions properly before taking important photographs.
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2 Read the Following Before Use This section provides important information about using this digital camera. Before using the camera, please be sure to read the following. About this manual The information contained in this manual may be subject to change without notice. For the latest information on the product names, model numbers, etc., please consult your local Olympus representative. The information contained in this manual has been compiled by taking all possible measures to ensure its accuracy. However, if you find any errors or incomplete information, please contact your local Olympus representative. It is prohibited by copyright laws to duplicate in part or in whole the information contained in this manual, except for personal use. Reproduction without permission of the copyright owner is prohibited. Olympus will not assume any liability for damages, loss of profit or claim from a third party due to improper use of this product. Olympus will not assume any liability for damages and loss of profit due to loss of image data resulting from servicing by a third party who is not designated by Olympus or from other causes. The quality of the images shot with this product differs from that of the images shot with ordinary film-based cameras. Copyright ©2001 OLYMPUS CO., LTD. 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 USB cable should be used to connect the camera to a personal computer (PC).
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3 Declaration of Conformity Model Number: D-100/C-1 Trade Name: OLYMPUS Responsible Party: Olympus America Inc. Address: 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 USA 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. Trademarks Microsoft products, such as Windows and Internet Explorer, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States of America and in other countries. Macintosh and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. Other brand names and product names mentioned in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is a standard established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association). “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations
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4 27 Basic Shooting Operations Shooting Using the Viewfinder Check that the lens barrier is open. Operating Procedure 1. Determine the image composition by overlapping the subject with the AF target marking ( ) in the viewfinder. 2. Press the shutter button halfway. [The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights and the focus and exposure are set automatically. These settings are locked as long as the shutter button is kept half-pressed. Green lamp Viewfinder 3. Press the shutter button all the way. [The camera takes the picture and two short beep tones are generated. [The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks (to indicate that the image is being recorded on the card) for a few seconds and then goes out. 4. You can take another picture when the green lamp goes out. If the green lamp blinks, focus may be incorrect. Release your finger from the shutter button, hold the camera securely again and half press the button again. If the subject cannot be brought into focus, see Page 34. How to Read This Booklet Description title Chapter title Page No. Items to check before operation Operation result Supplementary information Operating procedure [Tip]···Information on convenient capabilities or recommended techniques. [In this case]···Information on what do to when a certain message is displayed or in a specific situation. [Caution]···Description of potential problems or of phenomena which may seem to be problems. [Warning]···Information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. [Reference]···Reference pages describing details or associated information. [Note]···Additional information such as a remark or proviso.
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5 CONTENTS Read the Following Before Use .................................................2 How to Read This Booklet..........................................................4 Contents .....................................................................................5 Index of Available Operations....................................................8 Making the Most of Your Digital Camera .................................10 Operations Available with This Camera...................................12 PREPARATION Names of Parts.........................................................................16 Attaching the Provided Strap...................................................18 Loading the Battery..................................................................19 Selecting the Appropriate Batteries.........................................20 Inserting the Provided Card (SmartMedia)..............................22 Selecting the Appropriate Card ...............................................23 Using a New Card (Formatting)...............................................24 Setting the Date and Time .......................................................26 Holding the Camera ................................................................28 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Shooting Pictures .....................................................................30 Shooting Using the Viewfinder.................................................32 Shooting Using the Monitor......................................................34 Deciding Whether to Use the Viewfinder or Monitor According to Working Distance ...............................................35 Contents
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6 CONTENTS Checking the Camera Status Indication Next to the Viewfinder or on the Monitor (in Shooting Mode) ....................37 If Correct Focus Cannot Be Obtained (Focus Lock) ...............40 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Viewing Pictures.......................................................................42 Image Playback Operations.....................................................44 Erasing Pictures (One-Frame Erase) .......................................46 Erasing All Pictures (All-Frame Erase).....................................47 Viewing Multiple Images Automatically in Sequence (Slide Show) .............................................................................48 Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protection).............................50 Adjusting the Monitor Brightness.............................................52 ADVANCED SHOOTING FEATURES Selecting the Image Quality (Record Mode) ...........................54 Using the Flash ........................................................................56 Zooming in on a Subject (Digital Zoom)..................................59 Shooting a Close Subject (Macro Shooting)............................60 Using the Self-Timer.................................................................61 Shooting Images Sequentially (Continuous Shooting).............62 Varying the Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation).......64 Varying the Image Color Tone (White Balance Control) ..........66 Muting the Beep Tones ............................................................68
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7 CONTENTS VIEWING OPTIONS Using the AC Adapter (Optional).............................................70 Viewing Images on a TV Screen..............................................71 Printing Images in a Lab or on a Printer..................................72 Making a Print Reservation on SmartMedia Card....................74 Operations Available with Your PC ..........................................76 Finding the Best Way to Download Image Data to Your PC.....................................................................................77 Downloading Image Data to Your PC ......................................81 TROUBLESHOOTING Simplified Operation Chart.......................................................88 If an Alarm Message Is Displayed...........................................89 If an Operation Does Not Work................................................90 If Image Quality Is Poor............................................................93 Frequently Asked Questions....................................................95 SPECIFICATIONS/GLOSSARY OF TERMS Specifications...........................................................................98 Glossary of Terms ..................................................................100
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8 INDEX OF AVAILABLE OPERATIONS This manual is organized by operating procedures, beginning with basic operations and moving forward to more advanced procedures. If there is any particular operation you want to perform, you can use this index to find the page reference for that operation. Shooting Images Ordinary shooting .....................................................................................P.32 Shooting close-ups (Macro Shooting) ......................................................P.60 Shooting two persons side by side (Focus Lock) ....................................P.40 Shooting with flash ....................................................................................P.56 Shooting in a concert hall or museum .............................................PP.58&68 Shooting events at night ............................................................................P.58 Shooting a night scene..............................................................................P.58 Shooting with back lighting ......................................................................P.57 Shooting group shots (Self-Timer).............................................................P.61 Shooting a moving subject in multiple images (Continuous Shooting) ....P.62 Shooting a large number of images ..........................................................P.23 Shooting higher-quality images ................................................................P.54 Viewing Images Viewing an image immediately after shooting ..........................................P.42 Viewing all images .....................................................................PP.42, 44&48 Viewing a magnified image .......................................................................P.44 Erasing unnecessary images ............................................................PP.46-47 Protecting important images from accidental erasure .............................P.50 Storing images on a separate medium ....................................................P.77 Viewing images on a large screen ...........................................................P.71
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9 PREPARATION Adding comments to images ...................................................................P.76 Placing images in a document .................................................................P.76 Processing images ...................................................................................P.76 Printing images ................................................................................PP.72&74 Additional Information Number of images you can shoot .............................................................P.23 Usable batteries ........................................................................................P.20 Color tone ..................................................................................................P.66 Brightness .................................................................................................P.64 Unsatisfactory image quality ....................................................................P.93 Setting correct date and time ....................................................................P.26
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USB cable Video cable Card (SmartMedia) C-1/D-100 10 Making the Most of Your Digital Camera
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Viewing images on TV screen Printing on a printer Printing without a PC Attaching images to e-mail Storing and processing images FlashPath floppy disk adapter Television PC card adapter USB SmartMedia reader/writer PC Digital color printer P-400/P-200/P-330N(E)/P-330(E) (Use a dedicated printer.) ( Page 71) ( Pages 72-73) ( Page 76) (Bring the SmartMedia card.) (This can be read in a floppy disk drive.) (This can be read in a PC card slot.) (This can be used when it is connected to the camera’s USB port.) Photo studio or lab Note: Some photo studios and labs do not handle images shot with a digital camera. 11 A variety of optional accessories make possible many different ways to view and enjoy the images you shoot with your camera. In some cases, you will need a personal computer to take full advantage of these features.
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12 Operations Available with This Camera 1 Shooting Simply press the shutter button to take a picture. Focus, flash, exposure, etc., are taken care of automatically. The flash automatically fires as required. The image can be confirmed on the monitor as well as in the viewfinder. Digital zoom lets you magnify the image by up to 2X. The provided 8 MB SmartMedia card allows you to save up to about 36 images*1 . The SmartMedia card can be used repeatedly by erasing unnecessary images. 2 Viewing images on the monitor Every image can be checked immediately after shooting. Multiple images can be viewed sequentially or in sets of 4 or 9 frames. Images can be magnified for viewing. 3 Viewing Options Images can be displayed on a TV screen using the video cable. Images can be printed on photographic paper using the optional Olympus P-400/P-200/ P-330N(E)/P-330(E) printers. Images can also be printed on ink-jet or laser type printers. Images saved on a SmartMedia card can be printed out at a photo studio or lab*2 .
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13 PREPARATION 4 Taking advantage of PC features Images can be downloaded and stored on a PC. Images can be stored on a PC hard disk or on a floppy disk or MO disk. Images can be processed by a PC in many ways, including text superimposition (comments) or trimming (magnifying or cutting images). Images can easily be attached to e-mail messages sent from the PC*3 . *1 When in the HQ record mode. *2 Some photo studios and labs may not be equipped to print out digital images. *3 You cannot use this camera to attach and send images via e-mail. To do this, you must first download the images from the camera to a PC.
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PREPARATION This chapter describes what you need to do and what you need to know before using the camera. Be sure to make the appropriate preparations to assure safe, enjoyable shooting.  Names of Parts  Attaching the Provided Strap  Loading the Battery  Selecting the Appropriate Batteries  Inserting the Provided Card (SmartMedia)  Selecting the Appropriate Card  Using a New Card (Formatting)  Setting the Date and Time  Holding the Camera
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16 PREPARATION Names of Parts Card cover (For insertion and removal of the SmartMedia card) Shutter button Lens barrier (Open this to turn the camera on in the shooting mode) DC IN jack (Connect the AC adapter) A/V OUT jack (Connect to a TV with a video cable) USB connector (Connect to a PC with a USB cable) Tripod socket (Attach the tripod here) Connector cover Battery compartment cover Card cover Strap attaching hole
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17 PREPARATION Flash Lens Viewfinder eyepiece Arrow pad (For use in menu selection, frame number advance, digital telephoto operation, etc.) Monitor (LCD panel displaying the image to be shot, played-back image and other various information) Green lamp (For checking autofocus status) Orange lamp (For checking flash status) AF target mark (Position this over the subject you want to focus on) Monitor button (Switches the monitor display and the playback mode ON/OFF) OK/menu button (Switches the menu screens or settings) Self-timer lamp (Indicates activation of the self-timer) Viewfinder
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18 PREPARATION Attaching the Provided Strap Strap eyelet 1. Attach the strap as shown. Attach the strap correctly as instructed above. Olympus cannot warrant or assume any liability for damage resulting from the camera being accidentally dropped because the strap has not been attached correctly.
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19 PREPARATION Loading the Battery 1. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow 1. 2. Lift the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow 2. 3. Insert the battery in the direction shown in the figure. 4. Close the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow 1. 5. Press the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow 2 until it clicks. [The battery compartment cover is now locked. If the battery compartment cover will not close easily, do not force it. Try sliding it toward “OPEN”. CR-V3x1orLR6x2 CR-V3x1orLR6x2 CR-V3x1orLR6x2 The lens barrier is closed and nothing is displayed on the monitor. For information on what types of batteries can be used, see “Selecting the Appropriate Batteries” on the next page and separately provided “Battery Handling Precautions”.
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20 PREPARATION Selecting the Appropriate Batteries 䡵 This camera can be powered by a single long-life lithium battery pack. 䢇The CR-V3 lithium battery pack features a long service life which provides convenience when traveling. Insert the battery pack correctly in the direction shown in the illustration on the right. 䡵 This camera can be powered by rechargeable batteries, which can be used repeatedly. 䢇The NiMH batteries from Olympus (including battery charger) are rechargeable and economical. You can recharge them overnight, and their high low- temperature resistance makes them effective in cold areas. 䡵 This camera can also be powered by easily available alkaline batteries. 䢇If your battery pack’s power runs out, you can replace it with R6/AA alkaline batteries which are easily available anywhere. 䢇When alkaline batteries are used, the number of shootable images varies widely depending on the brand and operation environment. Turn off the monitor whenever you are not taking pictures. CR-V3x 1orL R6x 2 The lithium battery pack is not rechargeable. 䢇 CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be charged. 䢇 Alkaline batteries have a lot of variation in their performance and deteriorate particularly at low temperatures. It is recommended that lithium battery packs or NiMH batteries be used. 䢇 Zinc-carbon (manganese) batteries cannot be used. Please read “Battery Handling Precautions”. 䢇 If the terminals inside the battery compartment are dirty, it will noticeably shorten the life of the batteries. Do not touch the inside of the battery compartment. 䢇 If the camera is left for about 1 day with the batteries removed, all the internal settings will revert to the default settings. 䢇 Be sure to turn the camera off before replacing the batteries. Removing the batteries or battery pack (or unplugging the AC adapter) while the camera’s power is on may reset the date/time settings.
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21 PREPARATION Do not use batteries whose exterior is not completely covered by an insulating sheet. If such batteries are used, they may cause leakage, excessive heat, or explosion. Some batteries are sold with a partial insulating sheet, or without any insulating sheet at all. Do not use these batteries under any circumstances. The following R6/AA batteries cannot be used Batteries whose exterior is only partially covered, or not covered at all, by an insulating sheet. Batteries whose œ terminals are raised, but not covered by an insulating sheet. Batteries whose œ terminals are flat and not completely covered by an insulating sheet. (Such batteries cannot be used even if the œ terminals are partially covered.)
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22 PREPARATION Inserting the Provided Card (SmartMedia) The lens barrier is closed and power is off. 1. Open the card cover. 2. Insert the card in the direction shown in the figure. There is an arrow inside the card cover, indicating the direction in which the card should be inserted. 3. Close the cover securely until it clicks. [Now the camera is ready for shooting. Never attempt to open the card cover or remove the card or batteries while the camera power is on. Otherwise, the image data on the card may be destroyed. Remember that it is impossible to restore image data once it has been destroyed. A card is a precision device. Do not apply excessive force or shock to it. Hold the card by the edges. Do not touch the gold-colored metallic parts. Card insertion direction marking
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23 PREPARATION Selecting the Appropriate Card Prepare another card.  When you expect to shoot a large number of images (while traveling, on special occasions, etc.), it is a good idea to bring an extra card (in addition to the provided 8 MB card).  The number of images you can shoot varies according to the card capacity and record mode used. Select a suitable card by referring to the following table. Numbers of Images You Can Shoot (Approximate Numbers) Record Mode SQ HQ SHQ (Standard Quality) (High Quality) (Super-High Quality) 640 x 480 1280 x 980 8 MB 122 36 18 16 MB 244 73 36 32 MB 489 146 73 64 MB 978 292 146 Image size (pixels) SmartMedia capacity The commercially available 5 V card cannot be used with this camera. Use the Olympus brand card or a commercially available 3 V (3.3 V) card. <Unusable cards> This camera may not be able to recognize a card that is not manufactured by Olympus or Lexar or a card which has been formatted on another device such as a PC. To avoid problems, you should format each card before using it on this camera. Using the Three Record Modes SQ: Select this mode when you want to attach the image to e-mail, simply view it on your PC screen, or want to shoot more images per card. HQ: Select this mode when you need image quality in between SQ and SHQ. Images can be enlarged to a certain degree when they are viewed on a PC screen. (This is the default recording mode.) SHQ: Select this mode when you want to print the image with high quality or a large size or to retouch it on your PC. For details on the record modes and how to select them, refer to “Selecting the Image Quality” ( Page 54). The number of shootable images is also variable because the data quantity per image is variable depending on the shot subject. The image counter may not decrement when an image is shot and may not increment even when an image is erased. Even when the number of shootable images exceeds 999, the count displayed on the monitor remains at “999”. Cards with a capacity of 4 MB or more can be used with this camera. For details on handling your card, refer to the instructions provided with it.
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24 PREPARATION Using a New Card (Formatting) Check that the camera is set to the playback mode (Page 42) by pressing the monitor button. Before using a non-Olympus card or a card which has been formatted or used with devices other than this camera (such as a PC), be sure to format the card on this camera. Operating Procedure OK/menu button Arrow pad 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO 1. Press the OK/menu button. [The monitor shows the playback mode menu 1/3. 2. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key. 3. Select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key, and then press the OK/menu button. [The card setup screen is displayed. SET OK NO OFF YES NO Playback mode menu 1/3 screen
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25 PREPARATION 4. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key, and then select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key. To return to the playback mode menu, select “NO” and press the OK/menu button. 5. Press the OK/menu button to execute formatting. [The orange lamp on the left of the viewfinder blinks and the monitor shows a bar indicating the processing status. If you are using an optional Olympus card, you do not need to format it. NO YES SET OK SELECT NO CARD If the indicator shown on the left appears on the monitor, the card needs to be formatted. 䢇Formatting erases all images on the card including those which are protected. When formatting a previously used card, take care not to erase necessary image data. Once the card has been formatted, images previously stored on that card cannot be restored. 䢇A card with a write protect seal attached to it cannot be formatted. Remove the seal before formatting it. Do not reuse the removed write protect seal. 䢇Once formatting has started, it cannot be canceled midway. Check the following before formatting Card setup screen NO YES SET OK
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26 PREPARATION Setting the Date and Time Check that a card is inserted and the lens barrier is closed. Operating Procedure 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO OK/menu button Arrow pad Playback mode menu 1/3 screen 3/3 END OK SELECT SET OK SELECT END OK SELECT Y M D Playback mode menu 3/3 screen Date/time setup screen 1. Press the OK/menu button. [The playback mode menu 1/3 is displayed on the monitor. 2. Press the or arrow pad key to display the menu 3/3 and select . 3. Display the “Y—M—D” menu by pressing the or arrow pad key. 4. Select one of the following date/time display formats by pressing the or arrow pad key. Y—M—D (Year·Month·Day) M—D—Y (Month·Day·Year) D—M—Y (Day·Month·Year) Then press the arrow pad key. [The cursor moves to the figure setting field.
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27 PREPARATION 5. Set the first figure by pressing the or arrow pad key, and then press the arrow pad key. [The cursor moves to the next figure. 6. Repeat the above steps to set the hour and minutes. The default year setting is “01” (indicates the year 2001). 7. When the actual time reaches zero seconds, press the OK/menu button. [The date and time are set and the screen returns to the playback mode menu 3/3. SET OK SELECT .01.01 00 00 1 SET OK SELECT 1 00 00 . 2.01 SET OK SELECT 1. 2.14 When the batteries are removed or battery power is exhausted, a screen prompting you to set the date and time will appear on the monitor. In this case, set the date and time before shooting. The Year-Month Day display format is selected in the sample screen shown above. The date and time can be set in the shooting mode menu.
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28 PREPARATION Holding the Camera Horizontally Vertically Hold the camera with both hands and keep your elbows tight to your body. The right way to hold your camera: Pay attention to the following when holding your camera: Make sure you don’t block the lens or the flash with your finger or the camera strap. Hold the camera firmly with your right hand and press the shutter button gently. Clear images cannot be obtained if the camera shakes as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently.
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BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS This chapter describes the basic shooting operations you need to remember when using the camera. Although the information given in this chapter is enough to get you started, we encourage you to read the chapter entitled “Advanced Shooting Features” so that you will be able to take advantage of the many exciting possibilities offered by your camera.  Shooting Pictures  Shooting Using the Viewfinder  Shooting Using the Monitor  Deciding Whether to Use the Viewfinder or Monitor According to Working Distance  Checking the Camera Status Indication Next to the Viewfinder or on the Monitor (in Shooting Mode)  If Correct Focus Cannot Be Obtained (Focus Lock)
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30 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Shooting Pictures Lens barrier When starting shooting When ending shooting 1. To start shooting: Simply open the lens barrier. [The camera turns on. 2. To end shooting: Simply close the lens barrier. [The camera turns off. To save battery power 1 Sleep mode: When no operation is performed for 1 minute with the lens barrier open, the camera enters the Sleep mode. This mode reduces the consumption of battery power, and automatically switches off the monitor. To resume shooting, do any one of the following: Press the shutter button gently. Close the lens barrier and open it again. Press any of the arrow pad keys, OK/menu button and monitor button. Never attempt to open the card cover or take out the card or battery while the camera power is on. Otherwise, the image data on the card may be destroyed. Images stored on the card are saved even after the camera turns off or the batteries are replaced. Try to minimize power consumption as much as possible if you don’t expect to use the camera for a while. Turn the power off by closing the lens barrier.
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31 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS To view a recorded image immediately after it has been shot while the lens barrier is open (Quick-View Playback): 1. Press the monitor button twice (double clicking). [This switches the camera to the Playback mode; the image is displayed on the monitor. ( Page 42) 2. Press the shutter button or monitor button. [This returns the camera to the Shooting mode; you can resume shooting. 3. Close the lens barrier. [The monitor and camera turn off. Double clicking
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32 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Shooting Using the Viewfinder Check that the lens barrier is open. Operating Procedure 1. Determine the image composition by positioning the AF target mark ( ) over the subject in the viewfinder. 2. Press the shutter button halfway (half-press). [The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights. (This condition is called half-pressed.) The focus and exposure are set automatically. These settings are locked as long as the shutter button is kept half-pressed. Green lamp lights Viewfinder eyepiece 3. Press the shutter button all the way (full-press). [The camera takes the picture and two short beep tones are generated. [The orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks (to indicate that the image is being recorded on the card) for a few seconds and then goes out. [When you take a picture, it is displayed on the monitor for a short time. 4. You can take another picture when the orange lamp goes out. If the green lamp blinks, focus may be incorrect. Release your finger from the shutter button, hold the camera securely again and half press the button again. If the subject cannot be brought into focus, see Page 40. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 0.5 meter/1.6 feet, select the Macro mode. ( Page 60) How to Press the Shutter Button and Focus on the Subject (Half-Press/Full-Press) Half-press AF target mark Full-press
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33 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Always press the shutter button gently. If you press too hard, the camera may move and the image will be blurred. If you try to shoot another image before the orange lamp goes out, you will not be able to take a picture. Wait a few seconds until the orange lamp goes out before retrying shooting. The blinking orange lamp indicates that the image you just shot is being processed. The length of time required before the camera is ready for the next shot and the number of images that can be shot vary depending on the record mode. Never attempt to open the card cover or take out the card or batteries while the orange lamp is blinking. Otherwise, the image you have just shot will not be saved. Existing data on the card may also be destroyed.
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34 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Shooting Using the Monitor Check that the lens barrier is open. Operating Procedure Monitor Monitor button 1. Press the monitor button. [The monitor is illuminated. 2. Determine the image composition by observing your subject in the monitor. 3. Half-press the shutter button to focus on the subject, and then press it all the way to take the picture. (This operation is identical to the shooting using the viewfinder). ( Page 32) [The orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks for a few seconds and then goes out. Oblique lines on the subject may appear as zigzag lines on the monitor, but this is not malfunction. Vertical stripes may appear in the monitor image if it is shot under bright conditions (such as a sunny sky). This is not a malfunction. The image displayed on the monitor is intended for use in checking the composition and does not show the correct focus and exposure conditions. Image focusing and exposure should be checked on a TV or PC screen after shooting. ( Page 71) Do not apply excessive force to the monitor and the area around it. Doing so could cause the displayed image to blur and may also damage the monitor.
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35 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Deciding Whether to Use the Viewfinder or Monitor According to Working Distance Snapshot, landscape, etc. (approx. 1.5 m/4.9 ft to infinity) Hold the camera securely, keeping your upper arms pressed close to your body, to prevent camera shake. Use the viewfinder Close-up of a person (approx. 0.5 to 1.5 m/1.6 to 4.9 ft) Close-up images can usually be shot using the viewfinder, but using the monitor may be advantageous in certain cases. See the column on the next page for details. Use either the viewfinder or monitor Very short distance (0.1 to 0.5 m/0.3 to 1.6 ft) When the subject is closer than 0.5 m/1.6 ft, use the Macro mode ( Page 60). Shooting without using the Macro mode is also possible, but correct focus may not be possible. The image area shown in the viewfinder is slightly different from the image area that is actually recorded. When shooting a close- up, confirm the image on the monitor. Use the monitor (Macro mode)
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36 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Features of the viewfinder and monitor Viewfinder Camera can be held more steadily and the subject can be seen clearly even in bright surroundings. Also, less battery power is required. The image area in the viewfinder may be different than that of the actual picture when the distance from the subject is short . Easy shooting of multiple snapshots or landscape images, etc. The actual area of the image (as it will be shot) can be confirmed. The camera tends to shake more easily and the image will not be so clear when the surroundings are bright or dark. Also, battery power consumption is high. Accurate shooting by checking the area that will be actually be captured when you take the picture. The monitor is switched on automatically when the Macro mode ( Page 60) is used. Monitor Advantages Disadvantages Applications Viewfinder Area of image actually shot  With the viewfinder, the area of the image actually shot is larger than the area observed in the viewfinder.  When the working distance is short as shown in the figure, the area of the image actually shot may slightly be different from the area observed in the viewfinder. For best results, use the Macro mode ( Page 60) when the subject is located at a distance of less than 0.5 meter/1.6 feet from the camera. Shooting is possible without using the Macro mode, but in some cases correct focus and exposure may not be achieved.
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37 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Checking the Camera Status Indication Next to the Viewfinder or on the Monitor (in Shooting Mode) Check that the lens barrier is open. Operating Procedure Orange lamp Green lamp Half-press the shutter button. [The lamps on the right of the viewfinder light or blink. 1 Lamps on the right of the viewfinder Lamp Status When the green lamp is lit Autofocus has operated correctly. Press the shutter button all the way to take the picture. The camera cannot focus on the subject. This may be due to one of the following. You cannot take a picture by pressing the shutter button all the way. When the green lamp is blinking (twice per sec.) Camera Operation Available Operation When the orange lamp is not lit The flash has been recharged. Shooting is possible by pressing the shutter button all the way. The flash is ready. Press the shutter button all the way to start shooting with automatic flash. When the orange lamp is lit The flash is charging. Release your finger from the shutter button, and wait until the orange lamp goes out. When the orange lamp blinks slowly Battery power is exhausted. Replace the batteries with new ones. When both green and orange lamps blink <Check> The card is not ready in the following cases: Viewfinder  When no card is inserted in the camera.  When the write protect seal is attached to the card.  When the card cover is open.  When the card does not have enough space to store the image. The camera is writing to or reading from the card.Battery power is exhausted. Do not open the card cover or remove the battery. When the orange lamp blinks rapidly
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38 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS 2 Monitor HQ T W When the monitor is turned on by pressing the monitor button, the information displays on the left are shown on the monitor. No. of images that can be shot Battery status Record mode Flash mode Drive mode Self-timer (Green) (Red) Shows the approximate number of images you can shoot. Remaining battery power is insufficient. (The display goes out automatically.) The remaining battery power is too low. Replace the batteries with new ones. Shooting is possible when the batteries are low, but battery power could run out while the image is being processed. Shows the quality of the next image to be shot. The default setting is HQ (High Quality). ( Page 54) ( Page 54) ( Page 54) The default setting is the Auto-Flash mode, which is not indicated explicitly. ( Pages 56-57) Red-Eye Reduction Flash ( Page 57) Fill-In Flash ( Page 57) Night Scene ( Page 58) Flash Off ( Page 58) Shows that the Continuous Shooting mode is switched on. ( Page 62) The default setting is the Single-Frame mode, which is not displayed on the monitor. Shows that the Self-Timer mode is switched on. ( Page 61) The default setting is no self-timer. HQ SQ SHQ Auto (No display)
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39 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS Exposure compensation Macro mode Digital zoom White balance Shows the amount of exposure compensation. ( Page 63) The default setting is no exposure compensation. Shows that the Macro mode is switched on. ( Page 60) The default setting is normal shooting. Shows the Digital Zoom mode, with “T” indicating telephoto zoom and “W” indicating wide-angle shooting without zooming. ( Page 59) The default setting is no zooming. Shows the use of the white balance control feature which adjusts the color tone of the image. ( Pages 66-67) The default setting is Auto control. Clear sky ( Page 67) Cloudy sky ( Page 67) Incandescent lighting ( Page 67) Fluorescent lighting ( Page 67) +1.0 T W When the monitor is off, it will turn on for a moment after the following operation is performed, and then turn off again. Pressing the OK/menu button again while the menu is displayed by pressing the OK/menu button before. The timing of the remaining battery power display varies depending on the type of the batteries in use. When NiMH batteries are used, the battery alarm indicator will start blinking sooner than when a lithium battery pack is used. The monitor may also show other indicators such as the “!” indicator. In this case, refer to the error messages listed on Page 89. Auto (No display)
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40 BASIC SHOOTING OPERATIONS If Correct Focus Cannot Be Obtained (Focus Lock) When the camera is pointed at the subjects as shown in the illustrations below, it may be difficult to focus on them with the autofocus function. Tip: Focus on an object at the same distance as the intended subject (focus lock), and then shoot the image as described below. The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks. Subjects as listed below cannot be brought into focus. The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights but the subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast at the center of the image. Subject including an extremely bright area at the center of the image. Subject without vertical line. The image area includes subjects located far and those located near. The subject is a fast- moving subject. The subject to be focused is not located at the center of the image. Operating procedure of focus lock 1. Open the lens barrier. [The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2. Look into the viewfinder and position the AF target mark ( ) over the subject. When shooting a hard-to-focus subject or fast-moving subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject. 3. Half-press the shutter button until the green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights. [The focus is adjusted and locked together with the exposure. 4. Keeping the shutter button half- pressed, compose your shot, and then press the shutter button all the way. AF target Green lamp
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VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING This chapter describes how to view your saved images on the camera’s monitor. For viewing on a TV or PC screen, or to print images, see the next chapter entitled “Viewing Options”.  Viewing Pictures  Image Playback Operations  Erasing Pictures (One-Frame Erase)  Erasing All Pictures (All-Frame Erase)  Viewing Multiple Images Automatically in Sequence (Slide Show)  Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protection)  Adjusting the Monitor Brightness
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42 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Viewing Pictures Monitor button Monitor Record mode Date/time File No. Frame No. Remaining battery power Printing indicator Protection indicator Check that the lens barrier is closed. Operating Procedure HQ .12 12.23 1 23 3 45 1 2 - 12 1. Keep the monitor button depressed for a moment. [The camera turns on and enters the Playback mode. After a moment, the last picture you took appears on the monitor. [The monitor information is displayed as shown on the left. [After a moment, all displayed data except the frame No. and remaining battery power indicators disappear.  If no pictures have been saved, “NO PICTURE” appears on the monitor.  If there is a problem with the card, the monitor shows the corresponding message. ( Page 89)  If the remaining battery power is low, the battery alarm indicator lights in red. 2. Press the monitor button again to switch the monitor and camera power off. When the camera is powered by batteries, it turns off automatically when no operation has been performed for one minute. If the camera has turned off, press the monitor button to resume operation. Press until the monitor turns on. Monitor information
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43 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Lens barrier To enter the Shooting mode immediately after playback: 1. Open the lens barrier. [The monitor turns on and the Shooting mode is engaged. You can now shoot. When the camera turns on, the monitor may light for an instant and show an image for a short time. This is not a malfunction. Vertical stripes may appear on the image if it is shot under bright condi- tions (such as a sunny sky). This is not a malfunction. Images shot with other cameras may not be viewable on this camera. Playback of TIFF and raw data image formats is not possible.
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44 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Image Playback Operations HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 4 4 Check that the last image you shot is displayed by holding down the monitor button for a moment. Frame operations of arrow pad keys Frame advance Magnified display Frame reverse Split display 1. Select the image to view using the or arrow pad key. 2 4 HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 5 HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 1 4 2 3 ···Press to magnify the central area of the displayed image to double size. Pressing while a double-size image is displayed restores the original image size. ···Press to select the image one frame before the current frame. ···Press to select the next frame. 3 HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 6 HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 ··· Press to simultaneously display 4 images including the currently displayed image. (The current image is highlighted in a green frame.) Pressing again displays 9 images simultaneously. (The current image is highlighted in a green frame.) To return: Pressing while 9 images are displayed simultaneously changes the number of simultaneously displayed images to 4. Pressing again changes it to the single-image display. Press until the monitor turns on.
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45 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 Tip: Pressing the arrow pad key while 4 (or 9) images are displayed advances the selected image (with the green frame) to the next image. When the last displayed image in the index display is selected, pressing the arrow pad key brings up the next index. Similarly, pressing the arrow pad key moves the green frame position to the previous image. Pressing when the first image in the index display is selected brings up the previous index. 1 HQ .12 12.23 23 4 3 45 Monitor button To magnify part of image 1. Press the arrow pad key to magnify the central area of the image by 2X. 2. Press the monitor button. [ , , and are displayed on the top, bot- tom, left and right of the screen respectively. 3. Move the cross-cursor to the desired part of the image using the arrow pad keys. 4. Press the monitor button again to return to the double-size display of the central area of the image in step 1. 5. Press the arrow pad key to restore the original display size. 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 To turn off the monitor, first restore the original display size and then press the moni- tor button.
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46 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Erasing Pictures (One-Frame Erase) OK/menu button Arrow pad 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO Check that the camera is set to the Playback mode by holding down the monitor button for a moment. You can increase the number of images remaining on a card by erasing unnecessary images. Operating Procedure 1. Display the frame to erase by press- ing the or arrow pad key. (The frame can also be selected even when the 4-split or 9-split display is selected.) 2. Press the OK/menu button. [The monitor shows the playback mode menu 1/3. 3. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key. 4. Select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key. 5. Press the OK/menu button. [The selected image is erased. The orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks during erasure. To cancel single-frame erasure: Select “NO” and press the OK/menu button. Once erased, images cannot be restored. Check each image before erasing to avoid accidentally erasing images you want to keep. 3 YES OFF NO Press until the monitor turns on.
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47 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Erasing All Pictures (All-Frame Erase) Check that the camera is set to the Playback mode by holding down the monitor button for a moment. The following operation clears the card of all stored image data. Operating Procedure 1. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key. 2. Select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key, and then press the OK/menu button. 3. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key. 4. Select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key. 5. Press the OK/menu button. [All of the image frame data saved in the card will be erased. To cancel erasure: Select “NO” and press the OK/menu button. Erasure time may be prolonged if the card has been subjected to print reservation by DPOF ( Page 74). This is not a malfunction.  Erasure is not possible if the image to be erased is protected or a write protect seal is attached to the card. ( Page 51)  For details on handling your card, refer to the instructions provided with it. 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO NO NO SET OK SELECT Check the following before erasing images To prevent destruction of data on the card, never attempt to open the card cover, remove the batteries, disconnect the AC adapter or remove the card during erasure. SET OK NO OFF YES NO
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48 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Viewing Multiple Images Automatically in Sequence (Slide Show) Images in the card can be viewed automatically in their stored order. This function is useful for presentation purposes at a meeting etc., as well as for checking all the images stored in the card. 1. Press the OK/menu button. [The monitor shows the playback mode menu 1/3. 2. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key, and then select “YES” by pressing the or arrow pad key. 3. Press the OK/menu button. [Slide Show starts by displaying each frame for 3 seconds. 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO OK/menu button Arrow pad 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO SET OK OFF NO YES Check that the camera is set to the Playback mode by holding down the monitor button for a moment. Operating Procedure Press until the monitor turns on. Playback mode menu 1/3 screen Playback mode menu 1/3 screen
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49 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING OK/menu button Arrow pad To cancel Slide Show: 4. Press the OK/menu button. 12
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/3 NO ON NO NO 50 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protection) OK/menu button Arrow pad 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO It is recommended that you protect important images to avoid accidentally erasing them. When an image is protected, it cannot be erased. 1. Select the image frame to protect by pressing the or arrow pad key. (The frame can also be selected even in the 4-frame or 9-frame display mode.) 2. Press the OK/menu button. [The monitor shows the playback mode menu 1/3. 3. Select by pressing the or arrow pad key. 4. Select “ON” by pressing the or arrow pad key. 5. Press the OK/menu button. [The selected image frame is protected (image locked) and the protect indicator is displayed at the top right of the image. Check that the camera is set to the Playback mode by holding down the monitor button for a moment. Operating Procedure 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO Press until the monitor turns on. Playback mode menu 1/3 screen Playback mode menu 1/3 screen
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51 VIEWING OR ERASING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOOTING /3 NO OFF NO NO 1/3 SET OK SELECT NO OFF NO NO .12.23 1 23 45 12 HQ Protect indicator Unprotecting an image: 6. Press the OK/menu button to select . Select “OFF” by pressing the or arrow pad key. 7. Press the OK/menu button. [Protection is canceled and the protect indicator ( ) disappears.  When the card is formatted, protected images are erased.  Images on a card with a write protect seal attached to it cannot be protected. For details, refer to the instructions included with the provided SmartMedia.

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