Olympus C-100 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-100 in English. This PDF manual has 80 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA C-100 D-370 OPERATION MANUAL ● Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. ● Please read this manual carefully before using your camera. We recommend that you check that your camera is functioning correctly by taking a number of test shots. CAMERA OPERATION
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2 INTRODUCTION This manual explains the correct operating procedures for your camera. Read it carefully and keep it in a safe place for future reference. ABOUT THIS MANUAL ● The contents of this publication are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, contact Olympus representative. ● Considerable care was taken in preparing this manual. If, however, you have any questions or note any errors or omissions, please contact Olympus representative. ● Duplication of this manual, in whole or in part, other than for personal use, without the prior permission of Olympus is prohibited. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. ● Olympus assumes no liability for any damages, loss of profit or claims by a third party arising from inappropriate use of this product. ● Olympus assumes no liability for any damages, loss of profit, etc. arising from loss of image data due to repairs by a third party not approved by Olympus, or any other cause. ● The quality of images recorded with this camera differs from the quality of photographs taken with an ordinary film-type camera. Copyright 2001 OLYMPUS OPTICAL Co., Ltd. TRADEMARKS All brand names and product names mentioned in this manual are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. ABOUT THE CAMERA FILE SYSTEM The camera file system is the DCF (Design rule for Camera File) system established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
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4 CONTENTS ★This symbol indicates pages recommended for reading by first-time users. Introduction .......................................................................................... 2 Index .................................................................................................... 3 Contents .............................................................................................. 4 PREPARATIONS 7 Names of parts ★ ............................................................................... 7 Monitor display ..................................................................................... 9 Attaching the strap ★........................................................................ 11 Loading the batteries ★ .................................................................... 12 Choosing a battery ............................................................................ 13 Using the AC adapter (optional) ........................................................ 15 Using a SmartMedia card (optional) .................................................. 16 Turning the camera on/off ★............................................................. 18 Menu screen flow ............................................................................... 19 Adjusting the date and time ★ .......................................................... 20 TAKING PICTURES 22 Holding the camera ★ ...................................................................... 22 Taking pictures ★.............................................................................. 23 Using the flash ★.............................................................................. 26 Using the flash for optimum effect ..................................................... 28 Macro mode ★ ................................................................................. 30 Selftimer ............................................................................................ 31 Digital Tele mode ............................................................................... 33 Sequence mode ................................................................................ 34 Exposure compensation .................................................................... 36 Spot metering mode .......................................................................... 38 White Balance ................................................................................... 39 Image quality ..................................................................................... 41 Panorama mode ................................................................................ 43
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5 CONTENTS PLAYING BACK PICTURES 45 Playing back an image ★ ................................................................. 45 Index playback ................................................................................... 46 Auto playback .................................................................................... 48 Close-up playback ............................................................................. 49 Erasing an image ★.......................................................................... 50 Erasing all images ............................................................................. 51 Protecting important images ★......................................................... 52 Creating monochrome/sepia images ................................................. 53 Resizing ............................................................................................. 54 Rotating ............................................................................................. 55 OTHER FUNCTIONS 56 Movie mode ....................................................................................... 56 Rec view ............................................................................................ 61 Beep sound ....................................................................................... 62 Displaying image information ............................................................. 63 Adjusting the monitor brightness ....................................................... 64 Card format/Memory setup ................................................................ 65 Memory back-up ................................................................................ 67 Print service ....................................................................................... 68 TROUBLESHOOTING 71 Error messages ................................................................................. 71 Problems ............................................................................................ 72 Specifications .................................................................................... 76 Index .................................................................................................. 78
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6 ●About symbols used in this manual Caution Indicates important precautions that may lead to failure or trouble and operations that should be absolutely avoided. Note Indicates items that it is useful to know for effective use of the camera. Indicates the reference pages in this manual. ★ Indicates pages recommended for first-time users. CONTENTS
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7 PREPARA– TIONS NAMES OF PARTS ● DC-IN jack ● Shutter button ● Lens barrier Turns Record mode ON/OFF ● Macro lever ● Selftimer lamp ● USB connector ● Connector cover ● Lens ● Flash
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8 PREPARA– TIONS NAMES OF PARTS ● Viewfinder ● Target mark ● Green lamp ● Card cover ● Strap eyelet ● (Arrow pad) ● Tripod socket ● (OK/Menu) button ● (Monitor) button Use to turn Play mode ON/OFF ● Monitor ● Battery compartment cover
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9 PREPARA– TIONS Item Indication Ref. Page 1 Battery status P.10 2 Exposure compensation +1.5, +2.0, –1.5, –2.0 P. 36 3 Flash P. 26 4 Drive P. 31, 34, 56 5 Spot metering P. 38 6 White balance P. 39 7 Memory gauge P.9 8 Internal memory P.9 9 No. of recordable images/ 12 (frames), 12"(seconds) – Recordable time 0 Digital tele 1.6×, 2.0×, 3.2×, 4.0× P. 33 A Image quality SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 41 1 Battery status 2 Exposure compensation 3 Flash 4 Drive 5 Spot metering 6 White balance 7 Memory gauge 8 Internal memory 0 Digital tele A Image quality MONITOR DISPLAY RECORD MODE SCREEN Memory Gauge Before shooting (goes off) Shoot Wait Recording (lights) Cannot shoot (lights completely) Shoot Wait 9 No. of recordable images/Recordable time Note • is displayed when the internal memory is used. When you use a card, is not displayed. • Memory gauge changes automatically to indicate whether the camera is ready for taking pictures or the camera is recording pictures taken.
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10 PREPARA– TIONS Item Indication Ref. Page 1 Battery status P. 10 2 Protect P. 52 3 Moving image/Print service P.56, 68 4 Image quality SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 41 5 Exposure compensation +1.5, +2.0, –1.5, –2.0 P. 36 6 White balance P. 39 7 File name 100-0012 – 8 Date/Time ’01. 1. 1 12:00 P. 20 9 Frame no./Recording time 12 (frames), 12" (seconds) – 0 Internal memory P.9 1 Battery status 2 Protect 3 Moving image/Print service 4 Image quality 5 Exposure compensation 6 White balance 7 File name 8 Date/Time 9 Frame no./Recording time 0 Internal memory PLAY MODE SCREEN MONITOR DISPLAY Battery status Lit (green) Blinking (red) Adequate power remaining Batteries are running low. Replace with new batteries. Batteries are completely exhausted. Replace with new batteries. (Green lamp is blinking) No display Note For details on how to display image information, see “Displaying image information” ( p.63).
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11 PREPARA– TIONS ATTACHING THE STRAP 1 Pass the short end of the strap through the eyelet. 2 Pass the long end of the strap through the loop. 3 Pull tight and check that the strap is securely attached. Caution Make sure that the strap is securely attached. If the strap is attached incorrectly and the camera comes loose and falls off, Olympus will not be responsible for any damage. Strap eyelet
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12 PREPARA– TIONS LOADING THE BATTERIES 1 Check that the lens barrier is closed and both the monitor and the green lamp are off. 2 Push the battery compartment cover toward A and pull up in the direction of B. 3 Insert the batteries as shown, making sure that they are correctly oriented. 4 Pull down the battery compartment cover in the direction of C and close firmly by pressing the mark in the direction of D. Note • If the battery compartment cover is difficult to close, press on the mark and [OPEN] mark on the cover with your both thumbs without applying unreasonable force. • If the camera is left without batteries for about one hour, all the settings will be reset to the default settings. • When powering the camera by batteries, if the batteries start to run low, the red battery status will be displayed. When the batteries are close to exhaustion, the LCD monitor turns off and the green lamp blinks. A B D C
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13 PREPARA– TIONS CHOOSING A BATTERY LITHIUM BATTERY PACKS CR-V3 lithium battery packs are long lasting batteries that are especially useful on trips. (CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be recharged.) RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are economical and can be recharged for repeated use. NiMH batteries are not easily affected by cold temperatures and are suitable for cold regions. ALKALINE BATTERIES The R6/AA alkaline batteries used by this camera are easily obtainable. The number of recordable images varies depending on the brand of battery and the conditions of use. Turn the monitor off whenever possible to save the batteries.
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14 PREPARA– TIONS Caution • Do not use manganese batteries. • Do not use the following batteries: ● Batteries whose insulating cover is not completely intact. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ● Batteries whose (–) terminal protrudes but has no insulating cover. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ● Batteries whose (–) terminal is flat. (Do not use such batteries, regardless of whether the insulating cover is intact or not.) CHOOSING A BATTERY
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15 PREPARA– TIONS USING THE AC ADAPTER (OPTIONAL) The optional Olympus CAMEDIA AC adapter (C-7AU, 6V) enables you to power the camera from a household electrical outlet. Caution • If you use batteries to power the camera while the camera is turned on for long periods of time (such as when downloading images to a computer), the batteries may run out, resulting in loss of image data. Olympus recommends that you use an AC adapter when the camera will be turned on for long periods of time. • Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter when the camera is turned on as this may affect the camera settings. • Never connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the green lamp is blinking. AC adapter Power source Camera
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16 PREPARA– TIONS USING A SMARTMEDIA CARD (OPTIONAL) A SmartMedia card should be used if you need to store a large number of pictures. This camera only accepts SmartMedia removable memory. If you insert a SmartMedia card, the image will be stored on the card and you can playback the image with the card. If you remove the card from the camera, the image will be stored on the internal memory and you can playback the image with the internal memory. 1 Make sure that the lens barrier is closed and both the monitor and the green lamp are off. 2 Open the card cover. 3 Insert the SmartMedia card correctly as shown. There is a mark showing the correct orientation of the card on the inside of the card cover. To remove the card, grasp it with your fingertips and pull it out in the direction shown. Card orientation mark
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17 PREPARA– TIONS 4 Close the card cover until it clicks. Note Non-Olympus or non-Lexar cards, or cards formatted on other equipment, such as a PC, may not be recognized by the camera. Format the card with the camera before using it. See “Card format/Memory setup” ( p.65). Caution • Never open the card cover or remove the SmartMedia card or batteries when the camera is turned on. The data on the card may be lost, and once lost, it cannot be restored. • The SmartMedia card is a precision instrument. Do not subject it to unreasonable force or impact. Do not touch the gold-colored metal area of the card. • Some of the camera function are ignored if a write-protect seal is affixed to the SmartMedia card. When you use these functions, remove the seal from the card. Approx. number of recordable images SHQ HQ SQ1 SQ2 Internal memory Approx. 1 3 4 7 4MB 6 12 16 29 8MB 12 24 33 58 16MB 25 49 66 110 32MB 51 99 132 221 64MB 102 199 265 442 128MB 204 399 532 887 USING A SMARTMEDIA CARD (OPTIONAL) Card memory capacity Image quality Write-protect seal
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18 PREPARA– TIONS TURNING THE CAMERA ON/OFF WHEN TAKING PICTURES Turning the camera on.... Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. Turning the camera off ... Close the lens barrier. The camera will turn off. Note • When the lens barrier is opened with no card inserted, “NO CARD” will be displayed on the monitor. This is not a malfunction. Use the internal memory of the camera to take pictures. • The camera’s mode will change to power save mode if you do not carry out any operation for 3 minutes. To take pictures, turn the camera on. WHEN PLAYING BACK PICTURES Turning the monitor on ... Press the button with the lens barrier closed. The camera will turn on in Play mode and the monitor will turn on. Turning the monitor off... Press the button. The camera and the monitor will turn off. Camera turns on Camera turns off Monitor turns on Monitor turns off Camera with the lens barrier closed lights up goes off Note The camera’s mode will change to power save mode if you do not carry out any operation for 3 minutes. To play back pictures, turn the camera on.
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19 PREPARA– TIONS ● ● ● ● MENU SCREEN FLOW Displaying menu Note • Some parts of the menu are displayed differently in Record mode and Play mode. • The current setting of each menu is displayed in the bracket at the right side of its respective menu bar. • Some of the menu will not be focused depending on the settings or whether a card is inserted or not. This is not a malfunction. • When the Shutter button is pressed while the menu is displayed, the picture will be taken with the currently displayed (selected) menu settings. • The selected menu will be focused and the v/u mark will be displayed on the menu bar. Press the / buttons in the corresponding direction of the v/u mark. • The buttons operable on the camera are displayed below the menu. Select the menu using the (arrow pad).
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20 PREPARA– TIONS ADJUSTING THE DATE AND TIME 1 Press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. The Play menu will be displayed. 3 Select [SETUP] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select the date format [Y-M-D (Year-Month-Day), M-D-Y (Month-Day-Year) or D-M-Y (Day-Month-Year)] using the / buttons, and press the button. The date adjustment screen will be displayed.
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21 PREPARA– TIONS ADJUSTING THE DATE AND TIME 6 Set the first item using the / buttons and press the button. Move to the next item. 7 Repeat until the date and time settings are adjusted. 8 Press the button when the clock shows 00 seconds. Setting of the date and time is completed. 9 Press the button again. The date and time adjustment menu will be completed. 10 Press the button. The monitor will turn off. Caution The date and time settings will be erased or become incorrect if the camera is left without batteries or the batteries are exhausted. Make sure that the date and time settings are correct before taking an important picture. Note The date and time can be adjusted both in Record mode and Play mode using the same procedure.
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22 TAKING PICTURES HOLDING THE CAMERA Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides. To take vertical pictures, hold the camera as shown and press the Shutter button gently. Note To avoid blurred pictures, do not move the camera when pressing the Shutter button. Hold the camera firmly and press the Shutter button gently. Incorrect way to hold camera Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Horizontal position Vertical position
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23 TAKING PICTURES TAKING PICTURES When you take a picture, the image is stored in the camera’s internal memory. If you insert a memory card (optional), the image will be stored on the card. TAKING PICTURES USING THE VIEWFINDER 1 Open the lens barrier. Slide the lens barrier open until it clicks. 2 Position the subject using the Target mark in the viewfinder. To take pictures at a distance of less than 60cm (2ft.), see “Macro mode” ( p. 30). 3 Press the Shutter button halfway. (This condition is called half- pressed.) The green lamp next to the viewfinder lights. The exposure is locked while the Shutter button is pressed halfway. 4 Press the Shutter button fully. (This condition is called full-pressed.) The picture is taken. Green lamp
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24 TAKING PICTURES TAKING PICTURES TAKING PICTURES USING THE MONITOR 1 Open the lens barrier. 2 Press the button. The monitor will turn on. Press the button again to turn the monitor off. 3 Compose the picture by looking at the subject in the monitor. 4 Take the picture in the same way as you would when using the viewfinder. See “Taking pictures using the viewfinder” ( p. 23). Note • If the green lamp blinks when the Shutter button is pressed halfway, the flash is not fully charged. The green lamp blinks while the camera is recording the picture taken. Wait for 2 to 40 seconds until the green lamp stops blinking. • When the memory gauge is full, no more images can be taken. Wait a few seconds until the memory gauge goes off before taking any more pictures. • When a picture is taken in bright light, such as sunlight, vertical lines may appear on the monitor. This is not a malfunction. • The monitor is for checking the composition only. Check the hand jitter, focus and exposure accuracy afterwards by displaying the image on a PC. • It will take longer to record a picture when the monitor is used.
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25 TAKING PICTURES Caution • Press the Shutter button gently. Pressing the button down hard will cause the camera to move, resulting in a blurred picture. • Never remove the battery or AC adapter, or open the card cover while the green lamp is blinking. The picture you have just taken may not be recorded and previous pictures may be destroyed. WHEN TO USE THE VIEWFINDER AND MONITOR Viewfinder Monitor Taking pictures Advantages Disadvantages TAKING PICTURES When taking a lot of pictures, such as snapshots, scenery, etc. (approx. 60cm/2ft. - long range) • Less risk of camera movement • Subject can be seen clearly even in bright surroundings • Little wear of batteries Difference between range seen in viewfinder and actual recorded image when taking subjects at close range When taking close-ups of people, flowers, etc. (approx. 25cm-60cm/ 10''-2ft.) Actual shooting range can be accurately checked • Risk of camera movement • Difficult to see in bright or dark surroundings • Batteries soon exhausted • The actual picture will be slightly larger than what you see in the viewfinder. • When shooting a subject at a close distance, there will be a slight difference between the actual shooting scope (as shown in hatched area on the left) and what you see in the viewfinder.
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26 TAKING PICTURES USING THE FLASH The flash automatically fires in low light and backlit conditions, but the flash mode can be selected to suit various conditions. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select the flash mode from the following using the / buttons: [AUTO], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] . See “Using the flash for optimum effect” ( p. 28) for details of each function.
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27 TAKING PICTURES 6 Press the button. Setting of flash mode is now completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. 7 Take the picture. Note • To comfirm the current flash mode setting, press the button with the lens barrier open. Press the button after the confirmation to change the flash mode setting. • Range of flash: ~ 2.5m/8ft. • All the flash mode settings except for Red-eye ( ) will return to Auto mode (default setting) when the lens barrier is closed. Caution • The green lamp blinks while the flash is charging and the shutter button will not be pressed. Wait until the green lamp goes off. • When taking pictures at close range using the flash, the appropriate brightness may not be achieved and there may be pronounced shadows as a result. Olympus recommends that you check the picture on the camera’s LCD monitor. • The flash cannot be used in Sequence mode, Panorama mode and Movie mode. USING THE FLASH
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28 TAKING PICTURES USING THE FLASH FOR OPTIMUM EFFECT Select the flash mode according to the shooting conditions and purpose. Auto The flash will fire automatically in dark or backlit conditions. When taking a subject against the light, set the Target mark on the subject. Red-eye ( ) When using the flash to photograph a person, their eyes may appear red in the resulting picture. Red-eye mode significantly reduces this phenomenon by emitting a pre-flash before the regular flash. Caution • Because of the pre-flash, it takes about 2 seconds before the shutter is released. Hold the camera firmly to avoid hand jitter. • The effectiveness of the red-eye reduction mode may be reduced depending on the distance to the subject, if the subject is not looking directly at the flash or the pre-flash, or individual characteristics such as light-colored eyes. In addition, red-eye is often more pronounced in young children. Flash On ( ) The flash fires under any circumstances. Use this mode to brighten up the subject’s shaded face, in backlit conditions, or under artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights. Caution This mode may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light. Eyes may appear red
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29 TAKING PICTURES Flash Off ( ) In this mode the flash will not fire even in low-light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not permitted. Night View ( ) Use this mode when taking night views. The flash is fired first while the shutter speed is reduced to capture the surrounding conditions. Night View/Red-eye ( ) Use this mode when taking people against a night background. The flash is fired first while the shutter speed is reduced to capture the surrounding conditions. The red-eye phenomenon is reduced by the pre- flash. Caution You are recommended to mount the camera on a tripod to avoid camera movement when taking pictures in Flash Off ( ), Night View ( ) or Night View/Red-eye ( ) Reduction flash modes. The green lamp blinks to warn of camera movement in dark surroundings, but pictures can still be taken. When taking moving objects, the pictures will be blurred. USING THE FLASH FOR OPTIMUM EFFECT
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30 TAKING PICTURES MACRO MODE Use Macro mode when taking pictures at distances between 25cm (10") and 60cm (2ft.). This mode can also be used to take pictures at a distance of over 60cm, and is useful for taking pictures in bright surroundings, such as snow-covered mountains on a sunny day. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Slide the Macro lever toward the symbol. To cancel Macro mode, slide the macro lever back to its original position. 3 Press the button. The monitor will turn on. 4 Take the picture by looking at the monitor. Note Macro mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. Caution • Make sure to slide the macro lever completely. • When using the Macro mode, keep the distance between the camera and the subject at a distance of more than 25cm (10''). • If you try to take a picture at a distance of less than 25cm (10''), the autofocus will not work properly even though the Shutter button is released. • If you use the flash in Macro mode, the brightness may not be correct and there may be pronounced shadows as a result. Olympus recommends that you check the picture on the camera’s monitor.
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31 TAKING PICTURES SELFTIMER You can use the selftimer to take photographs including the photographer. Use a tripod to keep the camera steady. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [DRIVE] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [ SELF-TIMER] using the / buttons and press the button. Setting of selftimer is now completed. Press the button again to finish the menu.
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32 TAKING PICTURES SELFTIMER Selftimer lamp 6 Take the picture. The Selftimer lamp lights for 10 sec. and then blinks for 2 sec. before the picture is taken. Note • The Selftimer is canceled automatically after the picture is taken. • To cancel the Selftimer after the Shutter button has been pressed, shut the lens barrier off.
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33 TAKING PICTURES DIGITAL TELE MODE This mode enables you to enlarge the image digitally to magnifications 1.6×, 2×, 3.2× and 4×. You can only set magnifications 3.2× and 4× in SQ2 modes. See “Image Quality” ( p. 41). 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The monitor will automatically turn on. 3 Press the / buttons looking at the monitor. The magnification will change in the sequence [1.6×] → [2.0×] → [3.2×] → [4.0×] each time the button is pressed, and in the sequence [3.2×] → [2.0×] → [1.6×] → [No display(1.0)] each time the button is pressed. 4 Take the picture by looking at the monitor. Note • Press the button to turn the monitor off and cancel Digital Tele mode. • The pictures taken in Digital Tele mode may become coarser.
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34 TAKING PICTURES SEQUENCE MODE This function enables you to take eight or more still pictures in succession (in HQ mode) while the shutter button is pressed. It is ideal for selecting images from a series and taking moving subjects.You can erase a frame other than specified from a series of picture taken. See “Erasing an image” ( p. 50). 1 Open the lens barrier The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons, and press the button. 4 Select [DRIVE] using the / buttons, and press the button. 5 Select [ SEQUENCE] using the / buttons and press the button. Setting of Sequence mode is now completed. Press the button again to exit the menu.
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35 TAKING PICTURES 6 Press the Shutter button and keep it pressed. Recording will stop when the shutter button is released. Note • Sequence mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. • The flash cannot be used in this mode. • Since the shutter speed is set to the maximum 1/30 sec. to prevent hand jitter, the resulting picture may be darker than usual. • It takes a while to record the images taken in this mode. • The number of recordable pictures will vary depending on the image quality mode and whether a SmartMedia card is used. If you intend to take a lot of pictures, a SmartMedia card is recommended. SEQUENCE MODE
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36 TAKING PICTURES EXPOSURE COMPENSATION In addition to automatic exposure, you can adjust the exposure in 0.5 gradations to ±2. Note • This mode can be used to obtain the correct exposure when the brightness of the subject and the background varies greatly. • Set a [+] value to make the image brighter and a [–] value to make it darker. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button.
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37 TAKING PICTURES 5 Adjust the exposure compensation setting using the / buttons and press the button. Press [–] to make the image darker and [+] to make it lighter. Setting of exposure compensation is completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. Note • The setting of exposure compensation will be returned to ±0.0 (default setting) when the lens barrier is closed. • When you adjust the exposure compensation, the image displayed on the monitor changes to the relevant brightness setting. If it is hard to see any difference because the subject is dark, display the recorded image on the camera’s monitor to check the brightness. Caution • The desired brightness (exposure compensation) may not be obtained if the flash is used. • The exposure compensation values may be inadequate if the subject is in extremely bright or extremely dark surroundings. EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
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38 TAKING PICTURES SPOT METERING MODE When taking pictures against the light, the image will appear dark if taken with the normal light metering setting (Digital ESP). In this case, change the setting to Spot metering, and you can take the picture according to the brightness in the middle of the viewfinder without it being affected by the background light. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [ SPOT] using the / buttons and press the button. Setting of spot metering is completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. Note The metering mode will return to ESP mode (default setting) when the lens barrier is closed.
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39 TAKING PICTURES WHITE BALANCE The white balance is automatically adjusted to give a natural look, but you can also set the white balance to suit the weather or lighting when the desired colors are not achieved. Note White balance settings Auto (AUTO) : There is no display on the monitor. Automatically ensures natural colors. Daylight ( ): Ensures natural colors outside in full daylight (sunny weather). Cloudy ( ) : Ensures natural colors outside in overcast daylight (cloudy weather). Tungsten Light ( ) : Ensures natural colors in tungsten light. Fluorescent Light ( ) : Ensures natural colors in fluorescent light. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [PICTURE] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button.
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40 TAKING PICTURES 5 Select the white balance setting from the following using the / buttons and press the button: [AUTO], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]. Setting of white balance is completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. Note • The white balance setting will return to [AUTO] (default setting) when the lens barrier is closed. • Natural colors are hard to obtain under a mixture of artificial and natural lighting or under fluorescent lights, etc. • Select [ ] to obtain colors close to those under tungsten light. Caution • The white balance may not function under special lighting. • Check that the setting is the optimum setting by displaying the image on the monitor and checking the colors. WHITE BALANCE
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41 TAKING PICTURES IMAGE QUALITY Select the desired image quality. Note Image quality settings 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. Tne Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [PICTURE] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. SHQ (Super High Quality) HQ (High Quality) SQ (Standard Quality) For clear prints, large prints, and processing on a PC (1280 × 960 pixels*) For viewing images on a PC or making prints (1280 × 960 pixels*) For e-mail attachments or taking a lot of pictures SQ1 (1024 × 768 pixels*) SQ2 (640 × 480 pixels*) * Pixel is the unit used to represent the image size.
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42 TAKING PICTURES 5 Select the image quality from the following using the / buttons and press the button: [SHQ 1280 × 960], [HQ 1280 × 960], [SQ1 1024 × 768] or [SQ2 640 × 480]. Setting of image quality is completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. Note • The image quality setting will remain even when the lens barrier is closed. • The number of recordable images varies depending on the image quality setting and the storage method used. (The camera’s internal memory capacity is 1MB, SmartMedia cards are currently available in 8MB to 128 MB capacities.) • The number of pixels is the same for HQ and SHQ, but the compression rate is lower for SHQ, resulting in a clearer image when enlarged. SHQ also requires more time to record and play back images than HQ. • When you change to a high image quality and the remaining recordable image count is low, the internal memory or SmartMedia card warning mark may be displayed. This indicates that there is insufficient memory space. If this happens, select a different image quality. IMAGE QUALITY Warning mark
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43 TAKING PICTURES PANORAMA MODE The Olympus CAMEDIA brand SmartMedia cards support Panorama mode. You can join several images to make a composite panorama image using the included CAMEDIA Master software. Make sure the SmartMedia card is correctly inserted into the camera before operation. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera will turn on in Record mode. 2 Press the button. The Camera menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [CAMERA] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [FUNCTION] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [ PANORAMA] using the / buttons and press the button. Setting of panorama is completed. The monitor will automatically turn on.
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44 TAKING PICTURES ➜ 6 Specify the connecting direction using the arrow pad. : connects the next image toward the right : connects the next image toward the left : connects the next image toward the above : connects the next image toward the below 7 Take the pictures so that the edges overlap. A maximum of 10 images can be connected. 8 Press the button to finish taking pictures in panorama mode. Note Panorama mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. Caution • You can only use Panorama mode when using an Olympus CAMEDIA brand SmartMedia. • Panorama images must be assembled on a computer. Follow the software directions carefully to successfully assemble panorama images. • Because the exposure and white balance are determined by the first picture taken, do not shoot overly bright or dark images such as the sun in the first frame. • Use of the SQ mode is recommended to save memory. • The flash cannot be used in Panorama mode. ➜ PANORAMA MODE
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45 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES PLAYING BACK AN IMAGE This mode is for displaying images one at a time on the monitor. The camera plays back images recorded on a SmartMedia card when a SmartMedia card is inserted in the camera. If you want to display images recorded in the internal memory, remove the SmartMedia card from the camera. 1 Press the button with the lens barrier closed. The monitor will turn on and the last recorded image will be displayed on the monitor. 2 Press the / buttons. Press the button to playback the previous image and the button to playback the next image. 3 Press the button to stop playing back the image. The monitor will go off and the camera will turn off. Note • If the button is pressed quickly twice (double-clicked) when the camera is in Record mode, the camera’s mode will change to Play mode. • After the camera is turned on, the monitor may light momentarily and an image will be displayed after a short while. This is not a malfunction.
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46 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES INDEX PLAYBACK This mode is for displaying images in index mode from single-image playback mode. 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. 3 Press the button to move the green frame to the next image and the button to move the frame to the previous image. 4 Press the button. The image in the green frame will be displayed in single-image playback mode.
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47 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES Changing the number of images in the index playback Select the number of images in the index playback from 4, 9 or 16. 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. The Play menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [PLAY] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select the number of images [4], [9] or [16] using the / buttons and press the button. Setting of the number of images in the index playback is completed. Press the button again to exit the menu. INDEX PLAYBACK
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48 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES AUTO PLAYBACK 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. The Play menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [PLAY] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [START] using the / buttons and press the button. Auto Playback will start. Each image will be played back for 3 sec. starting from the image after the one currently displayed. To cancel Auto Playback, press the button. Note If you display the Play menu while an image marked by the Moving Image ( ) symbol is being played, you cannot select [ ]. Display a still picture first.
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49 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES CLOSE-UP PLAYBACK Images can be played back in 4 stages of magnification: 1.5×, 2×, 2.5× and 3×. This function is convenient when you want to check the details of the picture taken. 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. The image will be magnified in the sequence [1.5×] → [2.0×] → [2.5×] → [3.0×] each time the button is pressed. 3 Press the button on the close-up playback screen to enable scroll mode. Scroll up or down, left or right using the / / / buttons to display the area you want to see. Press the button again to exit scroll mode. 4 Press the button after exiting scroll mode to return to the 1× single-image playback screen. Note The above operation cannot be performed while an image marked by the Moving Image ( ) symbol is displayed. Display a still picture first.
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50 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES ERASING AN IMAGE 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Display the image you want to erase. See “Playing back an image” ( p. 45). 3 Press the button. The Play menu screen will be displayed. 4 Select [PLAY] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 6 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. The image will be erased. Caution • You can also move to the erase menu by keeping the button pressed for at least 1 second while the image you want to erase is displayed. • If the image you want to erase is protected or a write-protect seal is affixed to the SmartMedia card, the image cannot be erased. Unprotect the image or remove the write-protect seal on the SmartMedia card before attempting to erase the image. • Erased images cannot be restored. Before erasing an image, be sure that you are not erasing important data.
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51 PLAYINGBACK PICTURES ERASING ALL IMAGES You can erase all the images in the internal memory or on the SmartMedia card. Caution • When erasing images in the internal memory, do not insert a SmartMedia card. • When erasing images on a SmartMedia card, insert the card first. 1 Close the lens barrier and press the button. The monitor will turn on. 2 Press the button. The Play menu screen will be displayed. 3 Select [SETUP] using the / buttons and press the button. 4 Select [ ] or [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. 5 Select [ ALL ERASE ] using the / buttons and press the button. 6 Select [ ] using the / buttons and press the button. All the images will be erased. Caution • Protected images will not be erased. • If a write-protect seal is affixed to the SmartMedia card, the images on the card cannot be erased. • Erased images cannot be restored. Before erasing, make sure that you are not erasing important data. (When not using a SmartMedia card) (When not using a SmartMedia card)

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