Olympus C-150 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-150 in English. This PDF manual has 148 pages.

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CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> D-390 C-150 DIGITAL CAMERA - PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions. Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC.
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DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL ● Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. ● We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. ● In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. D-390 C-150
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2 For customers in North and South America For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark cameras are intended for sales in Europe. Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : D-390/C-150 Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE 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. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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Introduction of the camera’s functions 3 Contents P. 4 Specifications P. 111 Index P. 113 For easily learning the fundamentals of taking pictures For fine-tuning the settings to get that particular shot For playing back and arranging pictures Settings that make the camera easier to operate Printing pictures Troubleshooting and other information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Getting started P. 7 Using the menus P. 29 Shooting basics P. 37 Advanced shooting P. 52 Playback P. 67 Useful functions P. 84 Print settings P. 93 Miscellaneous P. 99
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Contents 4 Contents ....................................................................................................4 1 Getting started 7 Names of parts ..........................................................................................7 Monitor indications ....................................................................................9 How to use this manual ..........................................................................12 Attaching the strap ..................................................................................13 Loading batteries ....................................................................................14 Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter ..................................16 Inserting/Removing a card ......................................................................18 Card basics ......................................................................................18 Power on/off ............................................................................................21 If the card is not recognized (card check) ..........................................23 Selecting a language ....................................................................24 Setting the date and time ..................................................................26 Holding the camera ................................................................................ 28 2 Using the menus 29 Menu items ..............................................................................................29 How to use the mode menu .................................................................... 30 Shortcut menus ........................................................................................32 Mode menus ............................................................................................34 3 Shooting basics 37 Shooting modes ......................................................................................37 Selecting shooting modes ..................................................................38 Taking still pictures PHOTO ..............................................................40 Taking still pictures using the viewfinder ............................................40 Taking still pictures using the monitor ................................................41 Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor ............................................43 If correct focus cannot be obtained ........................................................44 How to lock the focus ........................................................................44 Subjects that are difficult to focus on..................................................45
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5 Contents Recording movies ..............................................................................46 Zoom (Digital zoom) ................................................................................48 Using the flash ....................................................................................49 4 Advanced shooting 52 Macro mode shooting ........................................................................52 Self-timer shooting ............................................................................53 Selecting the metering area (Spot metering) ....................................54 PANORAMA - Panorama shooting ..........................................................55 2 IN 1 - Taking two-in-one pictures 2 IN 1..............................................57 Changing the record mode ................................................................59 Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) ..................63 Adjusting the white balance WB ............................................................65 5 Playback 67 Viewing still pictures ........................................................................67 QUICK VIEW......................................................................................68 Close-up playback ........................................................................69 Index display ................................................................................70 Slideshow ....................................................................................71 Picture Rotation ............................................................................72 Playback on a TV .................................................................................. 73 MOVIE PLAY - Viewing movies ........................................................74 Protecting pictures ..........................................................................76 Erasing pictures ................................................................................77 Single-frame erase ............................................................................77 All-frame erase ............................................................................78 Editing still pictures ..................................................................................79 Creating black and white pictures ......................................................79 Creating sepia-toned pictures ............................................................80 Resizing pictures ........................................................................80 INDEX - Creating an index ......................................................................82
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6 Contents 6 Useful functions 84 MODE RESET - Restoring the factory default settings............................84 ALL RESET - Saving the settings ............................................................84 CARD SETUP - Formatting cards ......................................................85 Displaying shooting information INFO ..................................................87 REC VIEW - Viewing a picture immediately after shooting......................88 Adjusting the monitor brightness ......................................................88 Turning the beep sound off ..............................................................89 FILE NAME ..............................................................................................89 PIXEL MAPPING......................................................................................91 VIDEO OUT - Video output selection ......................................................92 7 Print settings 93 How to print pictures ..........................................................................93 All-frame reservation ..........................................................................95 Single-frame reservation ....................................................................96 Resetting print reservation data ........................................................98 8 Miscellaneous 99 Error codes ..............................................................................................99 Troubleshooting......................................................................................100 Menu list ................................................................................................105 Factory default settings ..........................................................................108 List of functions by shooting mode ........................................................109 Camera maintenance ............................................................................110 Specifications..........................................................................................111 Index ......................................................................................................113
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7 1 Getting started Names of parts 1 Getting started Shutter button ~P. 40 Flash ~P. 49 Connector cover ~P. 73 DC-IN jack ~P. 16 Self-timer lamp ~P. 53 Lens barrier Turns the camera on and off in the shooting mode. Lens VIDEO OUT jack ~P. 73
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8 Names of parts 1 Getting started Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) ~P. 12 Zoom in ~P. 48 Close-up playback ~P. 69 Zoom out ~P. 48 Index display ~P. 70 Flash ~P. 49 Monitor ~P. 41 Battery compartment cover ~P. 14 OK/Menu button( ) ~P. 29 Monitor button (QUICK VIEW ) ~P. 68 Playback button ( ) ~ P. 67 Shooting: Turns on/off the monitor Playback: Turns on/off the camera • Press this button after connecting the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Strap eyelet ~P. 13 Tripod socket Viewfinder ~P. 40 AF target mark ~P. 40 Green lamp ~P. 40 Orange lamp ~P. 40, 49 Arrow pad Viewfinder Simply press a button (Ñ/ñ/É/í) to directly select zoom in/out, flash or self-timer. Buttons are also used to navigate the various menu items. Self-timer ~P. 53 Card cover ~P. 19 USB connector
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9 1 Getting started Monitor indications ●Shooting mode Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check , P. 11 2 Shooting mode P, , , , , P. 37 3 Exposure –2.0 – +2.0 P. 63 compensation 4 Spot metering mode P. 54 5 White balance , , , P. 65 6 AF target mark [ ] P. 41 7 Macro P. 52 8 Flash mode , , P. 49 9 Self-timer P. 53 10 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 59 11 Resolution 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, P. 60 (number of pixels) 640 x 480, etc. 12 Number of storable 11 P. 41 still pictures Seconds remaining 11'' P. 46 for movies 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 5 6 1 2 3 P HQ 1600x1200 2.0 +
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10 1 Getting started Monitor indications ●Playback mode INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the monitor. Screens when the information display is set to ON are shown below. ~ “Displaying shooting information” (P. 87) • The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been displayed from the index display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie playback function. Note Still picture Movie Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check , P. 11 2 Print reservation x10 P. 95 Number of prints P. 96 3 Protect P. 76 4 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 59 5 Number of pixels 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, P. 60 640 x 480, etc. 6 Exposure –2.0 – +2.0 P. 63 compensation 7 White balance WB AUTO, , , , P. 65 8 Date and time '03.09.12 12:30 P. 26 9 File number, Frame 100-0020, 12, 0"/15" P. 74 number, Playing time P. 87 /Total recording time 10 Movie mode P. 74 HQ HQ SIZE: 1600x1200 SIZE: 1600x1200 +2.0 2.0 ’03.09.12 12:30 03.09.12 12:30 FILE: 100 FILE: 100–0020 0020 x10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 HQ HQ SIZE: 320x240 SIZE: 320x240 WB AUTO WB AUTO ’03.09.12 12:30 03.09.12 12:30 0"/15" 0"/15" 9 10
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11 1 Getting started Monitor indications ●Battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication on the monitor changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the camera is in use. Lights (Green) (The indicator turns off after several seconds.) Blinks (Red) Pictures can be taken.* Remaining power level: low. Prepare new batteries. Green and orange lamps on right of viewfinder blink. Remaining power level: exhausted. Put in new batteries. No indication * The amount of energy the camera uses varies greatly on how the camera is operated. Battery power may finish without displaying any warning, causing the camera to turn off.
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12 1 Getting started 4 Advanced shooting PANORAMA - Panorama shooting You can take advantage of panorama shooting with the Olympus xD-Picture Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges into a single panoramic picture, using the CAMEDIA Master software contained on the CD-ROM provided. Connects pictures from left to right. 1 In the shooting mode top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T PANORAMA, and press í. ~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30) • The monitor turns on. • The PANORAMA mode is set. 2 On the monitor, use the arrow pad to choose the direction you want the pictures connected. í : Connects the pictures from left to right. É : Connects the pictures from right to left. Ñ : Connects the pictures from bottom to top. ñ : Connects the pictures from top to bottom. Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) How to use this manual Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details of operating procedures, see “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30). The buttons for various functions and their locations are clearly illustrated. Ñ, ñ, É and í indicate which button to press on the arrow pad. This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual instructions in this manual. ●Indications used in this manual Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. Reference pages describing details or associated information. Note ~
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13 1 Getting started Attaching the strap 1 Thread the short end of the strap through the strap eyelet. • The strap can only enter from the lens side. 2 Thread the long end of the strap through the loop that has already gone through the eyelet. 3 Pull the strap tight, making sure that it is securely fastened and does not come loose. Strap eyelet • Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing injury or damage. • Attach the strap correctly following the procedure so that the camera does not fall off. If the strap is attached incorrectly and the camera falls off, Olympus is not responsible for any damages. Note
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14 1 Getting started Loading batteries Use one CR-V3 lithium battery pack, or two AA (R6) NiMH batteries or alkaline batteries. • CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be re-charged. • Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. • Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. Important 1 Make sure that: 2 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of a (the direction indicated by the mark on the cover), and lift it up in the direction of b. 3 Insert batteries in the direction shown in the illustration. When using AA (R6) batteries There is a mark on the bottom of the camera showing the correct way to insert batteries. When using a CR-V3 lithium battery pack The lens barrier is closed. The monitor is off. The lamps on the right of the viewfinder are off. a b
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15 1 Getting started Loading batteries • Some camera settings will return to the factory default settings if the camera is left for about one hour with the battery removed. Note 4 Close the battery compartment cover so that it pushes batteries down inside. While pressing the mark, slide the cover in the direction of c. • If the battery compartment cover seems hard to close, do not force it. With the battery compartment cover shut, press the mark firmly and push in the direction shown in the illustration. c
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16 1 Getting started Loading batteries Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter In addition to the batteries provided, this camera can also use the following types of batteries or AC adapter. Choose the power source best suited to the situation. ●CR-V3 lithium battery packs (Not rechargeable) Because CR-V3 lithium battery packs have long lives, they are convenient when traveling. Do not peel off their labels. ●NiMH batteries (Rechargeable) Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. If they are often charged without first using all their power, the amount of time they can be used will become gradually shorter. ●AA (R6) alkaline batteries When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline batteries, which are easy to get anywhere. However, the number of pictures you can store may vary greatly, depending on the battery manufacturer, shooting conditions, etc. To save power, turn off the monitor whenever possible. ●AC adapter Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. An AC adapter is useful for time- consuming tasks such as image downloads. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the area the camera is being used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or service center for details. AC wall outlet Connection cord plug Open the connector cover and plug in the AC adapter. DC-IN jack AC adapter
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17 1 Getting started Loading batteries • Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. • If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC, the image data may be lost or damaged. You are recommended to use the AC adapter when transferring images to a PC. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the PC. • Do not remove or load batteries or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This could make batteries run out of power quickly. • Turning on the monitor. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the camera is connected to a PC. • When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the AC adapter even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge batteries in the camera. • Carefully read the separate-volume Safety Precaution before use. Note
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18 1 Getting started Inserting/Removing a card “Card” in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the card to record pictures. Card basics The card corresponds to normal camera film for recording the pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. 1 Index area You can write down the card’s contents. 2 Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 to 256 MB) • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. ~ “CARD SETUP - Formatting cards” (P. 85) Note 1 2
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●Inserting a card 1 Make sure that: 2 Open the card cover. 3 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as shown. • Insert the card while keeping it straight. • When the card is inserted fully, you will feel it lock into place. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. 4 Close the card cover. 19 1 Getting started Inserting/Removing a card The lens barrier is closed. The monitor is off. The lamps on the right of the viewfinder are off. Notch Index area side When the card is inserted properly.
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20 1 Getting started Inserting/Removing a card ●Removing the card 1 Make sure that: 2 Open the card cover. 3 Push the card all the way in to unlock it, then let it return slowly. • The card is ejected a short way and then stops. 4 Hold the card straight and pull it out. 5 Close the card cover. Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. • Do not push in the card with hard or pointed objects, such as a pen. • Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the battery while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data on the card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored. Note Note The lens barrier is closed. The monitor is off. The lamps on the right of the viewfinder are off.
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21 1 Getting started Power on/off ●When shooting pictures Power on: Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. Power off: Close the lens barrier. The camera turns off. TIPS • To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode (stops being active) after about 3 minutes of non-operation. The camera activates again as soon as you lightly press the shutter button. Whenever possible, turn the camera off when you do not intend to take any pictures for a while. ● Power on ● Power off
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22 1 Getting started Power on/off ●When playing back pictures Power on: Press with the lens barrier closed. The camera turns on in the playback mode. The monitor turns on and the last picture taken is displayed. Power off: Press . The monitor and the camera turn off. TIPS • When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up for an instant and a picture appear after a short time. This is not a malfunction. • Never open the card cover, remove the card or the battery, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored. When changing the card, be sure to turn the camera off before opening the card cover. Note
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23 1 Getting started Power on/off If the card is not recognized (card check) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If there is no card in the camera or a card that is not supported by this camera is inserted, the following screen is displayed. • All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Note Monitor indication Corrective action There is no card in the camera or the card is not inserted properly. TTurn off the camera, then insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again correctly. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. TReplace the card with a new one. Press Ññ to select POWER OFF, then press . TFormat the card. Press Ññ to select FORMAT, then press to display the confirmation screen. Select YES and press . Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures. NO CARD SELECT SELECT GO GO CARD SETUP CARD SETUP POWER OFF FORMAT FORMAT
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24 1 Getting started Selecting a language You can select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press í on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press Ññ to select the SETUP tab, then press í. 5 Press Ññ to select , then press í. SETUP tab Top menu MODE RESET MODE MENU SETUP CAM CARD PIC ALL RESET REC VIEW REC VIEW FILE NAME ON ON ON RESET ENGLISH ENGLISH SETUP CAM CARD PIC ALL RESET REC VIEW REC VIEW FILE NAME ON ON ON RESET ENGLISH Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
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25 1 Getting started Selecting a language 6 Press Ññ to select a language, then press . 7 Press again to exit the menu. 8 Close the lens barrier to turn the camera off. TIPS • The language can also be set from the playback mode. SELECT GO ENGLISH FRANCAIS FRANCAIS DEUTSCH DEUTSCH ESPAÑOL OL
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26 1 Getting started Setting the date and time 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press í on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press Ññ to select the SETUP tab, then press í. 5 Press Ññ to select , then press í. • The green frame moves to the selected item. Top menu MODE RESET MODE MENU SETUP tab SETUP CAM CARD PIC ALL RESET REC VIEW REC VIEW FILE NAME ON ON ON RESET ENGLISH ENGLISH SETUP CAM CARD PIC VIDEO OUT NTSC ’03.01.01 03.01.01 00:00 00:00 PIXEL MAPPING PIXEL MAPPING Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
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27 1 Getting started Setting the date and time 6 Press Ññ to select one of the following date formats:Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day), M- D-Y (Month/Day/Year), D-M-Y (Day/ Month/ Year).Then press í. • Move to the year setting. • The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press Ññ to set the year, then press í to move to the month setting. • To move back to the previous setting, press É. • The first two digits of the year are fixed. 8 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. • The camera only displays the time in the 24-hour time system. (“2 pm” would be “14:00”.) 9 Press . • For a more accurate setting, press when the time hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button. 10Close the lens barrier to turn the camera off. TIPS • The date and time can also be set from the playback mode. • The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off. • The date and time settings will be canceled if the camera is left without the battery for approximately 1 hour. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. Note SELECT SELECT SET SET GO GO 2003 . 01 . 01 SELECT SELECT SET SET GO GO 2003 . 01 . 01
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28 1 Getting started Holding the camera When taking pictures, hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. When using a vertical grip, hold the camera so that the flash is higher than the lens. Taking pictures using the monitor Taking pictures using the viewfinder • Clear pictures cannot be obtained if the camera moves as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently. Note Horizontal grip Incorrect grip Vertical grip Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Be sure to hold the camera with both hands to stop it from moving. Keeping your elbows at your sides is very effective for this.
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29 2 Using the menus Menu items 2 Using the menus When you turn on the camera and press , the top menu is displayed on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This chapter explains the types of menu items that this camera has and how they work, using shooting mode screens. Press . The top menu is displayed. Select a menu using the arrow pad. • Takes you directly to the setting screen. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. • Categorizes the settings into tabs. • Displays the tabs of each menu. Select the desired tab on the left of the screen by pressing Ññ. Shortcut Menus MODE MENU Tab MODE RESET MODE MENU CANCEL CANCEL SELECT SELECT GO GO SHQ SHQ 1600 x 1200 HQ 1600 x 1200 SQ1 SQ1 1024 x 768 SQ2 SQ2 640 x 480 SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT SCENE SELECT PANORAMA PROGRAM PROGRAM AUTO AUTO OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0
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30 2 Using the menus How to use the mode menu 1 Press to display the top menu. Press í. 2 Press Ññ to select a tab, then press í. Top menu CAMERA tab SETUP tab CARD tab Press É to return to the tab selection screen. É í Ñ ñ Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) PICTURE tab MODE RESET MODE MENU å SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA ANORAMA PROGRAM PROGRAM AUTO AUTO OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 í å ß SET CAM CARD PICTURE WB WB AUTO AUTO ¥ ˙ SET CAM CARD PIC CARD SETUP CARD SETUP Ñ ñ ¥ ˙ SETUP CAM CARD PIC ALL RESET ALL RESET REC VIEW REC VIEW FILE NAME FILE NAME ON ON ON ON ON ON RESET RESET ENGLISH Ñ ñ ¥ ˙ ~ Continued on next page
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31 2 Using the menus How to use the mode menu 3 Press Ññ to select an item, then press í. 4 Press Ññ to select a setting. Press to complete setting. Press again to exit the menu and return to shooting. The green frame moves to the selected item. To return to select an item, press É or . • Items available for selection depends on the camera settings. • You can take pictures while a menu is displayed in the shooting mode. • If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. ~ “ALL RESET - Saving the settings” (P. 84) Note É or Ñ ñ SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA ANORAMA PROGRAM PROGRAM AUTO AUTO OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA ANORAMA PROGRAM PROGRAM AUTO AUTO OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 ¥ ˙ É í å ß Ñ ñ SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA ANORAMA OFF ON ON SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA ANORAMA OFF OFF ON ¥ ˙
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32 2 Using the menus Shortcut menus ●Shooting mode Shortcut menus are frequently-used menus that can be accessed from the top menu. Records movies. This icon appears when the menu is P. 46 displayed in the still picture shooting mode. Sets the image quality and resolution. P. 59 Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Movie : HQ, SQ A simple press of the shutter button gives you optimal exposure P. 37 and focus for general photography. This icon appears when the menu is displayed in the movie recording mode. Still picture MODE RESET Restores functions (exposure compensation, white balance, P. 84 etc.) to the factory default settings. MODE RESET is identical to the ALL RESET function included in the MODE MENU. MODE RESET MODE MENU Movie MODE MENU MODE RESET PHOTO PHOTO
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33 2 Using the menus Shortcut menus ●Playback mode MOVIE PLAY INFO Runs through all saved pictures one after another as a P. 71 slide show. This icon appears when the menu is displayed while a still picture is played back. Plays back movies. This icon appears when the menu is P. 74 displayed while a movie frame is played back. Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P. 87 ERASE Erases the selected still picture or movie. P. 77 Still picture ERASE INFO MODE MENU Movie ERASE INFO MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY
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34 2 Using the menus Mode menus CAMERA tab The MODE MENU is divided into tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and display the associated menu items. ●Shooting mode CAMERA tab SCENE SELECT Selects the shooting mode from P. 38 (program auto), (portrait), (landscape), (night scene) or (self portrait). Allows you to shoot as close as P. 52 20 cm (0.7 ft.) to your subject. Meters light within the AF target mark P. 54 to determine exposure. Adjusts the brightness of the picture. P. 63 PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken P. 55 with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. 2 IN 1 Combines two still pictures taken in P. 57 succession and stores them as a single picture. CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. P. 85 CARD tab SETUP tab PICTURE tab WB Sets the appropriate white balance P. 65 according to the light source. PICTURE tab SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT SCENE SELECT PANORAMA PROGRAM PROGRAM AUTO AUTO OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 SET CAMERA CARD PIC OFF OFF OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 Still picture Movie
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35 2 Using the menus Mode menus ●Playback mode PLAY tab Protects pictures from accidental erasure. P. 76 Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise or P. 72 counterclockwise. Stores print reservation information on the P. 93 card. SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current P. 84 camera settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 24 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, P. 89 etc.) on and off. REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the P. 88 monitor while saving them to a card. FILE NAME Chooses how to name files and folders P. 89 of pictures. PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing P. 91 functions for errors. Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 88 Sets the date and time. P. 26 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 92 TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. PLAY tab CARD tab SETUP tab EDIT tab SET PLAY CARD EDIT OFF OFF 0 SET PLAY CARD EDIT OFF OFF Still picture Movie
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36 2 Using the menus Mode menus CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats the card, erasing all image data P. 23 stored on it. P. 85 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current P. 84 camera settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 24 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, P. 89 etc.) on and off. Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 88 Sets the date and time. P. 26 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 92 TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. Selects the number of frames in the index P. 70 display. EDIT tab BLACK&WHITE Creates a black and white picture and P. 79 saves it as a new picture. SEPIA Creates a sepia-toned picture and saves P. 80 it as a new picture. Makes the file size smaller and saves it P. 80 as a new picture. INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 P. 82 frames.
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37 3 Shooting basics Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics This camera shoots still pictures and movies. In the still picture shooting mode, select a shooting mode from PHOTO ( ), depending on shooting conditions and the effect you want. The factory default setting is P (PROGRAM AUTO). You are able to shoot normally even if you do not select a shooting mode.  PHOTO Still picture shooting Lets you take still pictures. You can select a more specific shooting mode depending on the scenes you want to shoot.  Movie recording Lets you record movies. You cannot record movies with sound. ~ “Recording movies” (P. 46) Still picture shooting modes P PROGRAM AUTO (factory default setting) Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode, can be adjusted manually. Portrait shooting Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. Landscape shooting Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. Night-Scene shooting Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and people in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with the background underexposed and without details. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. We recommend that you set the flash mode to AUTO. Normal shooting and flash on Night-Scene shooting and flash on
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38 3 Shooting basics Shooting modes Self Portrait shooting Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. Selecting shooting modes 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 In the top menu, press í to select MODE MENU. • Movie recording: Press Ñ to select . MODE RESET MODE MENU Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
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39 3 Shooting basics Shooting modes TIPS • Refer to “List of functions by shooting mode” (P.109) for details of the functions for each mode. • Digital zoom and panorama shooting are not available in Self- Portrait mode. Note 4 Press Ññ to select the CAMERA tab, then press í. 5 Press Ññ to select SCENE SELECT, then press í. 6 Press Ññ to select a mode from , , , or , then press . • Press again to exit the menu. SET CAMERA CARD PIC SCENE SELECT PANORAMA PROGRAM AUTO
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40 3 Shooting basics Taking still pictures using the viewfinder 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Compose your picture while looking at the image in the viewfinder. 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. • When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights steadily. (focus lock) • If the orange lamp lights, the flash fires automatically. 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera takes the picture, and a beep sounds. • When the green lamp stops blinking, you can take the next picture. • When the orange lamp starts blinking, the pictures are stored on the card. Taking still pictures You can take still pictures using either the monitor or the viewfinder. Both methods are easy as all you have to do is to press the shutter button. Orange lamp Green lamp AF target mark Shutter button PHOTO
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41 3 Shooting basics Taking still pictures TIPS It is difficult to focus on the subject. T~ “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P. 44) The green lamp blinks. TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm/1.6 ft. away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode. ~ “Macro mode shooting” (P. 52) TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. ~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P. 45) The orange lamp blinks. TIf the shutter button is being pressed halfway, the flash is charging. Wait until the light turns off. To check the picture you have just taken immediately. TSet REC VIEW to ON. ~ “REC VIEW - Viewing a picture immediately after shooting” (P. 88) Taking still pictures using the monitor 1 Open the lens barrier fully. • Slide the lens barrier fully open until it clicks. 2 Press to turn on the monitor. 3 Decide the composition of the picture while looking at the image on the monitor. Shutter button Shooting mode (P. 37) AF target mark No. of storable still pictures (P. 60) P HQ HQ 1600x1200 Record mode (P. 59) Green lamp (P. 42) This indicates the same status as the green lamp on the right of the viewfinder. Flash stand-by/Flash charge (P. 49) This indicates the same status as the orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder.
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42 3 Shooting basics Taking still pictures • Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is pressed hard, the camera will move. • Recorded pictures will be saved on the card regardless of whether the camera is turned off or the battery is changed or removed. • Never open the card cover, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter while the orange lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of the pictures you have just taken. • When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the picture in shadow may appear colored. Note TIPS The green lamp blinks. TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode. ~ “Macro mode shooting” (P. 52) TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. ~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P. 45) The monitor turns off automatically. TIf the camera is not used for approximately 3 minutes, the monitor turns off automatically. Touch the shutter button or arrow pad to turn the monitor on again. The monitor is hard to see. TBright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines to appear on the monitor screen. In this case, use the viewfinder. This does not affect recorded pictures. 4 Take a picture by following the same procedure as when shooting with the viewfinder. ~ “Taking still pictures using the viewfinder” (P. 40)
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43 3 Shooting basics Taking still pictures Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor • The camera records a wider area than the image in the viewfinder. • As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left). Viewfinder Camera movement does not occur easily and subjects can be seen clearly even in bright places. Little battery power is used. When close to a subject, the image in the viewfinder is a little different from the picture that the camera actually records. Use the viewfinder for general snapshots (landscape pictures, casual shots, etc.). Monitor You can check the picture area that the camera actually records more accurately. Camera movement can occur easily and subjects may be difficult to see in bright/dark places. The monitor uses more battery power than the viewfinder. Use the monitor when you want to shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records, or to take close-up shots of people, flowers, etc. Advantages Disadvantages Tips
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44 3 Shooting basics If correct focus cannot be obtained If the subject is difficult to focus on, lock the focus before shooting as explained below. This is called focus lock. How to lock the focus 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. • When shooting a hard-to-focus subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject. 3 Press the shutter button halfway. • When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus is not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position your subject and press the shutter button halfway again. 4 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot. 5 Press the shutter button fully. AF target mark Shutter button Shutter button Orange lamp Green lamp
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45 3 Shooting basics If correct focus cannot be obtained Subjects that are difficult to focus on Under certain types of conditions, the auto focus may not work properly. If this happens, focus on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject (focus lock), recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame The green lamp blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject without vertical lines Fast-moving subject The subject to be focused on is not in the center of the frame Subjects at different distances TIPS The green lamp blinks. TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode. ~ “Macro mode shooting” (P. 52) TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. ~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (See below.)
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46 3 Shooting basics Recording movies You can record movies with this camera. Recorded movies can be played back or stored as the other still pictures using the index function. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press Ñ to select . • Movie recording is set and the camera returns to the shooting mode. • The mark and the total recordable time depending on the card memory capacity are displayed on the monitor. 4 Decide the composition while looking at the image on the monitor. 5 Press the shutter button halfway. • The focus is locked. 6 Press the shutter button fully to start recording. • The orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights. • The camera always sets the best exposure, even if the subject moves. • During movie recording, lights red and the time you can shoot is displayed. 7 Press the shutter button again to stop recording. • The orange lamp blinks while the movie is stored on the card. • When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. Seconds remaining Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) MODE RESET MODE MENU Shutter button
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47 Recording movies 3 Shooting basics • Digital zoom does not work in the (movie) mode. • The camera enters the still picture shooting mode when the lens barrier is closed. ~ “ALL RESET - Saving the settings” (P. 84) • During movie recording, the flash is disabled. • It takes longer to store movies than still pictures. • The seconds remaining varies depending on the record mode and the amount of space available on the card. • You cannot record movies with sound. Note
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You can enlarge your subject when shooting by 1.3, 1.6, 2.0 or 2.5 times. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press Ñ. • The monitor turns on and the zoom bar appears. The subject is magnified by 1.3 times. 3 Press Ññ while looking at the image on the monitor. • Each time you press Ñ, the zoom magnification changes in the following sequence: 1 time T 1.3 times T 1.6 times T 2.0 times T 2.5 times. • Each time you press ñ, the zoom magnification changes in the following sequence: 2.5 times T 2.0 times T 1.6 times T 1.3 times T 1 time. • The zoom magnification changes continuously while holding down Ñ or ñ. 4 Take the picture. 48 3 Shooting basics P HQ HQ 1600x1200 T W Zoom (Digital zoom) The cursor moves on the zoom indicator according to the zoom magnification. Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) Shutter button • Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. • Camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications. • Turning the monitor off cancels the digital zoom. Note
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49 3 Shooting basics Using the flash • The flash does not fire in the movie record mode or during Panorama shooting. Note Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you want to achieve. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press í ( ). • The monitor turns on. • The current flash setting is displayed. 3 Press í again to set the flash mode. • Each time you press í, the flash mode changes in the following sequence: “AUTO” – “ Red-eye reduction” – “ Fill-in flash” – “ Flash off”. 4 Press the shutter button halfway. • When the flash fires, the orange lamp lights steady. 5 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. Flash working range: 0.2 - 3.3 m (0.7 - 10.8 ft) TIPS The orange lamp blinks. TThe flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off. í ( ) P HQ HQ 1600x1200 AUTO Shutter button

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