Olympus C-2100 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-2100 in English. This PDF manual has 212 pages.

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INSTRUCTIONS C-2100UltraZoom DIGITAL CAMERA n Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use. n We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. 1 GETTING STARTED 2 BASIC FUNCTIONS 3 SHOOTING FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS 4 USING YOUR CAMERA’S ADVANCED FUNCTIONS 5 ADVANCED RECORDING/ DISPLAY TECHNIQUES 6 PRINT SETTINGS 7 TRANSFERRING PICTURES TO A COMPUTER 8 MISCELLANEOUS
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2 Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. Legal and other notices •All contents of this publication are subject to change without notice. •Although the contents of this publication have been carefully checked to avoid errors, some may still occur. If you have a question about any points, or find mistakes or omissions, please contact us. •No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted except for personal use without prior written permission from Olympus. •Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages, or benefit expected by using this unit lawfully, or any request from a third person, which are caused by the inappropriate use of this product. •Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages or any benefit expected by using this unit lawfully which are caused by erasing picture data. •Olympus reserves all rights to this manual. Radio and Television Interference Change or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •Adjust or relocate the receiving antenna. •Increase the distance between the camera and receiver. •Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Only the RS-232C serial cable or USB cable should be used to connect the camera to a personal computer (PC).
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3 Declaration of Conformity Model Number: C-2100 Ultra Zoom Trade Name: OLYMPUS Responsible Party: Olympus America Inc. Address: 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number: 631-844-5000 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Trademarks Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh™ is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. All other brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
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4 CONTENTS Legal and other notices ..........................................2 Radio and television interference ...........................2 Trademarks ...........................................................3 Important safety instructions................................11 Handling batteries 14 Handling the Camera 17 Camera care and storage 18 Selecting batteries for your camera 19 LCD display and backlight 20 Main features ......................................................21 Package contents .................................................23 Names of parts....................................................25 Camera 25 Control panel indications 27 Viewfinder/Monitor indications (Picture information) 28 1 GETTING STARTED 31 Attaching the strap...............................................32 Loading the batteries ...........................................33 Service life of NiMH battery 36 Using the AC power adapter (Optional) 37 Inserting and ejecting SmartMedia .......................39 Insert the SmartMedia card 40 Ejecting the SmartMedia card 41 Formatting new SmartMedia cards.......................42 Preparing the card for writing data - Formatting 42 Setting the mode dial ...........................................44 How to use the menu ...........................................45 Record mode menu list.........................................48 Still picture record menu 48 MOVIE picture record menu 50
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5 Display mode menu list........................................52 Display menu 52 Setting the date and time .....................................54 How to use this instruction manual ......................56 2 BASIC FUNCTIONS 57 Turn the power on................................................58 Confirming the displays .......................................60 Checking the batteries 60 Checking the card 61 Checking the number of storable pictures left 62 Number of storable pictures left 63 Adjusting the diopter............................................64 How to use the viewfinder/monitor ...............65 Holding the camera..............................................66 Taking pictures.....................................................67 Proper shutter release 67 Taking a still picture 68 Recording movies 70 Zoom...................................................................71 Using the flash - Auto flash ..................................72 Confirming recorded pictures - Quick view ...........73 Displaying still pictures 73 Displaying movies 74 Displaying on TV..................................................76 Erasing Images ................................................77 Single frame erasure 77 All-frame erasure 78 Protection ......................................................79 Turning off the power ..........................................80
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6 CONTENTS (Cont.) 3 SHOOTING FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS 81 Taking pictures under different conditions ............82 Taking portrait pictures 82 Taking pictures of moving subjects 82 Taking pictures focusing on both subject and the background 83 Taking close-up pictures 83 Taking night scenes 84 Taking a picture of a moving object at night 85 Using the scene program (S-Prg) mode.................86 Aperture priority mode ........................................87 Shutter priority mode...........................................88 Manual mode ......................................................89 Macro mode ...................................................90 4 USING YOUR CAMERA'S ADVANCED FUNCTIONS 91 Recording – range/focus ......................................92 Subjects that are difficult to focus on 92 Focus lock 93 Setting the focus manually – Manual focus 94 Focusing instantly – FULL TIME AF 95 Selecting the focus range – AF MODE 96 Compensating for image blur – Stabilization system 97 Using the 27X zoom – DIGITAL ZOOM 98 Recording – brightness/exposure .........................99 Compensating for lighting conditionss – Exposure compensation 99 Selecting the area of the brightness for metering – Metering mode 100 Changing ISO 101 Recording images sequentially with different exposures – Auto bracket 102
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7 Recording – color/image quality.........................104 Setting the record mode TIFF SHQ HQ SQ 104 Recording – using the flash.................................106 Flash mode 106 Red-eye reduction flash , Fill-in flash (forced activation) , Off (flash override) 107 Correcting the amount of light produced by the flash – Flash intensity control 109 Selecting the flash light emission timing – Slow synchronization flash mode 110 Using an external flash 112 Taking pictures using both the main flash and the FL-40 external flash 112 Taking pictures using the FL-40 external flash by itself 114 Taking pictures with commercially available external flashes 115 Usable commercially available external flashes 116 Recording – others .............................................117 Taking pictures in sequence – Sequential mode 117 Sequential shooting/ AF sequential shooting 118 Using the self-timer 119 Taking pictures using the remote control 120 Recording sound when taking a picture - sound record 122 Display – checking recorded pictures ..................124 Displaying a single image - single image display 124 Displaying multiple pictures at one time - index display 125 Close-up display 126 Slide-show 127
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8 CONTENTS (Cont.) 5 ADVANCED RECORDING/DISPLAY TECHNIQUES 129 Recording – brightness/exposure .......................130 Locking the exposure ~ AE lock 130 Metering the average brightness ~ Multi-Metering 132 Recording – color/image quality.........................134 Adjusting the color ~ White Balance 134 Recording – others .............................................135 Taking panorama pictures ~ Function Card 135 Special Effects ~ Function Shooting 137 Display – checking pictures after shooting ..........138 Rotating and checking vertically oriented pictures 138 Display – processing pictures..............................139 Add sound memo to still pictures 139 Processing movies ~ Function Display 140 Making an index 140 Movie editing 142 Function settings for easier camera operation – Mode setup......................................144 Mode setting menu table 144 How to use the mode setting menu screen 145 Resetting the camera's settings when turning it off – All reset...................................................148 Resetting the camera's settings when turning it on – All reset – Custom ....................................150 Still image sharpness ~ .................................152 Setting picture size for TIFF recording ~ TIFF........153 Picture size and quality in SQ mode/ Setting the picture quality ~ SQ ..........................154 Change the camera warning sound volume ~ ...156 Setting the focus illumination ~ AF illuminator ....157 Displaying the image during recording ~ Rec view ............................................................158
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9 Setting the times for power saving mode ~ Sleep .................................................................159 Selecting the file numbering system ~ File name...........................................................160 About the file No. and folder No 160 The file No. and folder No. in each mode 160 Adjusting the brightness of the monitor ~ .......163 Selecting meters or feet as a measurement unit ~ m/ft...................................................................164 Setting the number of pictures to display in the index ~ ..........................................................165 6 PRINT SETTINGS 167 About print settings............................................168 Printing all frames stored in a card ~ All-frame print reserve.......................................170 Printing selected frames ~ Single-frame print reserve..................................172 Printing an enlarged part of a picture ~ Trimming print reserve.......................................175 Resetting print reserve .......................................178 7 TRANSFERRING PICTURES TO A COMPUTER 179 Methods of saving pictures on a computer .........180 Saving with the camera connected to a computer 180 Saving directly from a card 181 Connecting directly to a computer by cable ........182 Cable connection 182 Computer Operating environment 183 Connecting to your personal computer 185 Saving pictures using CAMEDIA Master 188
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10 CONTENTS (Cont.) CAMEDIA Master features...................................190 Making dark images bright 190 Correcting blurry images 190 Composing images with templates 191 8 MISCELLANEOUS 193 Troubleshooting .................................................194 Operating problems 194 Problems with images 198 User maintenance ..............................................201 After use 201 Cleaning the camera 201 Connectable devices ~ System chart ...................202 Error codes.........................................................203 Optional items ...................................................205 Compatibility of the picture data ........................205 Specification ......................................................206 Index ................................................................209
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11 CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS SERVICE PERSONNEL. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION A lightning flash with an arrowhead, enclosed in a triangle, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated voltage points inside the product which could cause a serious electrical shock. An exclamation point enclosed in a triangle alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the documentation provided with the product. WARNING! TO AVOID THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, NEVER EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO WATER OR OPERATE IN A HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENT. Important safety instructions
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12 Important safety instructions (cont.) 1 Read All Instructions — Before you use the product, read all operating instructions. 2 Save These Instructions — Save all safety and operating instructions for future reference. 3 Heed Warnings — Read carefully and follow all warning labels on the product and all warnings described in the instructions. 4 Follow Instructions — Follow all instructions provided with this product. 5 Cleaning — Always unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. Never use any type of liquid or aerosol cleaner, or any type of organic solvent to clean this product. 6 Attachments — For your safety, and to avoid damaging the product, use only accessories recommended by Olympus. 7 Water and Moisture — Never use this product around water (near a bathtub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, wet basement, or swimming pool). 8 Location — To avoid damage to the product and to avoid personal injury, never place this product on an unstable stand, tripod, bracket, table or cart. Mount only on a stable tripod, stand, or bracket. Follow the instructions which describe how to safely mount the product, and use only the mounting devices recommended by the manufacturer. 9 Power Sources — Connect this product only to the power source described on the product label. If you are not sure about the type of power supply in your home, consult your local power company. Refer to your operating instructions for information on using the product with batteries. 10 Grounding, Polarization — If this product can be used with an optional AC adapter, the adapter may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug, a plug with one blade wider than the other. This safety feature allows the plug to fit into the power outlet only one way. If you cannot insert the plug into the wall outlet, pull it out, reverse it, and then insert it again. If the plug still fails to fit, contact an electrician and have the receptacle replaced. 11 Protecting the Power Cord — The power supply cord should be routed so it will not be walked on. Never place a heavy object on the power cord and never wrap the power cord around the leg of a table or chair. Keep the areas around the power cord connection points, at the power outlet and at the product connection, free of all obstacles.
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13 12 Lightning — If a lightning storm occurs while using the optional AC adapter, unplug the adapter power cord from the wall outlet immediately. To avoid damage from unexpected power surges, always unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet and disconnect it from the camera when the camera is not in use. 13 Overloading — Never overload wall outlets, extension cords, power strips, or other power connection points with too many plugs. 14 Foreign Objects, Spillage — To avoid personal injury from fire or electrical shock from contact with internal high voltage points, never insert a metal object into the product. Avoid using the product where there is a danger of spillage. 15 Servicing — Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Attempting to remove the covers or disassemble the product, could expose you to dangerous high voltage points. 16 Damage Requiring Service — While using the optional AC adapter, if you notice any of the conditions described below, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel: a) If liquid has been spilled, or any object has fallen into the product. b) If the product has been exposed to water. c) If the product does not operate normally while following operating instructions. Adjust only the controls described in the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls could damage the product, requiring extensive repair work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation. d) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. e) If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for servicing. 17 Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, make sure that the service center uses only parts recommended by the manufacturer to ensure that the replacement parts have the same characteristics as the originals. Unauthorized substitution of parts could cause a fire, electrical shock, or create other hazards. 18 Safety Check — Upon completion of servicing or repairs, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in good working condition. 19 Heat — Never use or store this product near a heat source such as a radiator, heat register, stove, or any type of equipment or appliance which generates heat, including stereo amplifiers.
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14 Important safety instructions (cont.) WARNING! • Keep batteries away from children. • If a child swallows a battery, seek medical attention immediately. • Dispose of lithium batteries promptly and safely in compliance with local laws regarding the disposal of such items. • To avoid causing a fire or minor burns, always handle lithium batteries carefully. • Never attempt to charge the lithium battery, disassemble it, heat it above 212°F (100°C) or incinerate it. • To ensure good contact, wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth before use. • To avoid short circuiting the +/– sides of the battery, never handle a lithium battery with a metal tool, tweezers, etc. Handling Batteries Follow these important guidelines to prevent the batteries from leaking, overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shock or burns. DANGER 1 When using NiMH batteries, use only Olympus brand NiMH batteries and charger. 2 Never load batteries with their +/– terminals reversed. Never force batteries into the battery compartment. 3 To prevent causing battery leaks or damaging their terminals, carefully follow all instructions regarding the use of batteries. Never attempt to disassemble a battery or modify it in any way, with soldering, etc. 4 Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them from coming into contact with any metal objects like jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc. Danger: If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, serious injury or death may result. Warning: If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, injury or death may result. Caution: If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, minor personal injury, damage to the equipment, or the loss of valuable data may result.
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15 WARNING 1 Keep batteries dry at all times. Never allow them to come into contact with fresh water or salt water. 2 To prevent batteries from leaking, overheating, or causing a fire or explosion: • Use only batteries recommended for use with this product. • Never heat batteries, incinerate them, or attempt to disassemble them. • Never mix batteries (old and new batteries, charged and uncharged batteries, batteries of different manufacture or capacity, etc.). • Never attempt to charge alkaline or lithium batteries. • Load batteries carefully as described in the operating instructions. Never reverse their polarity when loading. • Do not use batteries if their body is not covered by the insulating sheet or if the sheet is torn as it may cause fluid leak, fire, or injury. Do not use these batteries even if they are sold in stores. 3 If NiMH batteries are not charged within the specified time, stop charging them and do not use them. 4 Before loading, always inspect batteries carefully for leaks, discoloration, warping, or any other abnormality. 5 Always store batteries out of the reach of small children. If a child accidentally swallows a battery, seek medical attention immediately. 6 If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing and flush the affected area with clean, running cold water immediately. If the fluid burns your skin, seek medical attention immediately. 7 Never attempt to modify the battery compartment on the camera, never insert anything (other than the recommended battery) into the battery compartment. 5 Never heat batteries or incinerate them. 6 Never attempt to connect a battery directly to a power outlet, or to a cigarette lighter in a vehicle. 7 If battery fluid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes immediately with clear, cold running water and seek medical attention immediately.
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16 Important safety instructions (cont.) CAUTION 1 Olympus NiMH batteries are intended for use only with Olympus digital cameras. Never use these batteries with any other device. 2 Never subject batteries to strong shocks or continuous vibration. 3 Never mix batteries (old and new batteries, charged and uncharged batteries, batteries of different manufacture or capacity, etc.). 4 Always charge sets of batteries (2 or 4) together. 5 Always charge NiMH batteries before using them for the first time, or if they have not been used for a long period. 6 While the camera is not in use, always remove the batteries to prevent accidental leakage which could damage the battery compartment. 7 If a battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or in any other way becomes abnormal during operation, stop using the camera and consult your dealer or an authorized Olympus service center. Continued use may result in fire or electric shock. 8 Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc. 9 Batteries may become hot during prolonged use. To avoid minor burns, never remove them immediately after using the camera.
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17 Handling the Camera WARNING 1 Use caution when taking flash pictures at close range. When you fire the flash, you must be at least 3ft. away from the faces of your subjects, especially when taking pictures of infants and small children. Firing the flash too close to the subject's eyes could cause a momentary loss of vision. 2 To avoid damaging your eyes, never aim the camera directly into the sun, or any other extremely bright light source. 3 To avoid causing a fire or explosion, never use the camera near flammable or explosive gases. 4 Always use and store the camera out of the reach of young children and infants to prevent the following dangerous situations which could cause serious injury: • Becoming entangled in the camera strap, causing strangulation. • Accidentally swallowing a battery or small part. • Accidentally firing the flash into their own eyes or into the eyes of another child. 5 To avoid the hazards of fire or electrical shock, store the camera in a cool, dry location where it will not be subjected to high humidity or dust. 6 To avoid minor burns, never cover the flash with your hand when it is fired. Never touch the flash unit after continuous use. The flash unit becomes very hot during continuous operation. 7 If the camera is accidentally dropped in water, or if liquid is spilled into the camera, stop using the camera, allow the camera to dry, and then remove the batteries. Contact the nearest Olympus authorized service center.
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18 Important safety instructions (cont.) CAUTION 1 During operation of the camera, if you notice any unusual odors, noise, or smoke around the camera, immediately switch the camera off, disconnect the optional AC adapter (if it is connected), and allow the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool. Take the camera outdoors, away from flammable objects, and carefully remove the batteries to avoid burning your hands. Contact the nearest Olympus service center immediately. 2 Never attempt to disassemble the camera. The internal circuits contain high voltage points which could cause serious burns or electrical shock. 3 To avoid dangerous electrical shock, never hold or operate the camera with wet hands. 4 To avoid damaging the camera or causing a fire, never expose the camera to excessive heat. CAUTION Camera Care and Storage • Never store or use the camera for long periods in locations subject to direct sunlight, high humidity, extreme variation in temperature, or strong shocks and constant vibration. Protect the camera at all times from dust and sand. • Never store the camera near any type of appliance or equipment which generates high temperatures, low temperatures, high or low humidity, or a strong magnetic field. Never use the camera in a factory or laboratory where flammable gases are present. • Never shake the camera or subject it to shock or strong vibration. • To avoid damaging its precision lens, never leave the camera pointing directly into the sun. • Before storing the camera for a long period, remove the batteries. Select a cool, dry location for storage to prevent condensation or mold from forming inside the camera. After storage, test the camera by pressing the shutter release button to make sure that it is operating normally. • When the camera is mounted on a tripod, adjust the tripod head to re- position the camera; do not twist the camera. • Never touch the flash after it has been fired. Avoid using the flash for extended periods. Allow it to cool occasionally between shots. • To avoid injury from electrical shock, never attempt to disassemble or modify the camera in any way.
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19 CAUTION Selecting Batteries for Your Camera • This camera can use four AA NiMH batteries, four AA Alkaline batteries, four AA lithium batteries, four AA NiCd batteries, or two CR- V3 lithium battery packs. Use of Olympus brand batteries is strongly recommended. • Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures. Using NiMH batteries is recommended. • AA manganese batteries cannot be used with this camera. • Always follow the battery recommendations and loading instructions. Incorrectly loading the batteries could cause the batteries to leak or overheating. • When using the camera on battery power at low temperatures, try to keep the camera and extra batteries as warm as possible. Batteries which run down at low temperatures may be restored after they are warmed at ambient temperature. • Perspiration or oil from your hands on the battery contacts could prevent them from operating. Before loading batteries, wipe the terminals with a dry, clean cloth. • Before going on a long trip, especially before traveling abroad, purchase an ample supply of extra batteries. The recommended batteries may be difficult to obtain while traveling. • Always recharge NiMH or NiCd batteries with a charger recommended for use with these batteries. • Before using NiMH or NiCd batteries, always read the instructions provided with purchase of these batteries. • To avoid personal injury or damage to the camera, always inspect batteries before loading. If you notice leaking, damage to the battery cover or insulation, discoloration, warping or any other abnormality do not use the batteries. • Recommended temperature ranges for NiMH batteries: Operation..................................... 32° ~ 104°F Charge......................................... 32° ~ 104°F Storage........................................ –4° ~ 86°F • Using, charging, or storing the batteries outside these ranges could shorten battery life or affect battery performance. Always unload the batteries from the camera before storing the camera and batteries for a long period.
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20 NOTES LCD Display and Backlight ● Do not point the viewfinder towards strong light like the sun, as this may damage interior of the viewfinder. ● The backlight built into the monitor and control panel has a limited service life. When the monitor gets dark and jittery, consult your nearest Olympus dealer. ● In places subject to low temperatures, the backlight may take a long time to turn on or its color may change temporarily. When using the camera in extremely cold places, it is a good idea to occasionally place it in warm place. A backlight exhibiting poor performance due to low temperatures will recover in normal temperatures. ● Do not push the monitor forcibly; otherwise the image may become vague, resulting in a Display mode failure or damage to the monitor. ● When a subject is viewed diagonally in the camera, the edges may appear zigzagged on the monitor. This is not a malfunction; It will be less noticeable in Display mode. ● A strip of light may appear on the top/bottom of the monitor, but this is not a malfunction. ● The LCD display is made with high-precision technology. However, black spots or bright spots of light may appear constantly on the LCD display. Due to its characteristics or the angle at which you are viewing the monitor, the spot may not be uniform in color and brightness. This is not a malfunction. Important safety instructions (cont.)
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21 MAIN FEATURES n 2,110,000-pixel CCD that delivers high picture quality. n 10X optical zoom lens with a stabilizer function plus 2.7X Digital Zoom to make possible photographs equivalent to 27X zoom. (P. 71/98) n Various exposure modes for advanced shooting. (P. 44) n Multi-metering which calculates the appropriate exposure based on brightness metering at multiple points. (P. 132) n Sequential shooting at high shutter speeds (max. 2 frames/second) in all modes except TIFF.* n Movie function that lets you record up to approx. 93 seconds in the SQ mode and approx. 23 seconds in the HQ mode when an 8MB card is used. (P. 63/70) n Electric viewfinder that enables information display in the Record mode. (P. 28/29) n Simultaneous recording of sound with movies, and sound recording with still pictures, either when they are shot or afterward.** (P. 122/139) n Wide-angle TFT LCD monitor. n Removable SmartMedia (SSFDC) memory card (with Panorama function). (P. 135) n A/V OUT jack provided for viewing pictures on a TV. (P. 76)
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22 MAIN FEATURES (Cont.) n The optional FL-40 external flash can be used to take sophisticated flash photographs. (P. 112) n Support for lithium battery packs for longer battery life in addition to AA NiMH batteries. * Recording mode: SQ NORMAL **Sound cannot be played back by this camera. Connect it to a TV or personal computer for sound playback.
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23 Camera Strap A/V cable USB cable Remote control Lens cap Warranty card/ Instructions/ Remote control Registration card Quick Start Guide instructions Software CD’s PACKAGE CONTENTS
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24 PACKAGE CONTENTS (Cont.) SmartMedia Static-free case Index labels (SSFDC-8MB) (2 pieces) Write-protect adhesive Instructions seals (4 pieces) Battery charger AA NiMH batteries Power plug (4 pieces) Instructions
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25 NAMES OF PARTS Camera 1 9 8 0 ! # @ 9 % ^ & * ( $ 2 3 45 6 7 1 Zoom lever (T/W) (P. 71)/Index- display lever (T/W) (P. 125) 2 Shutter button (P. 67) 3 Mode dial (P. 44) 4 Self-timer lamp/AF assist lamp (P. 68/119/121/157) 5 Control panel (P. 27) 6 Diopter adjustment dial (P. 64) 7 5-pin external flash socket (P. 112) 8 Microphone (P. 123) 9 Strap eyelet (P. 32) 0 Remote control receiver (P. 121) ! Lens @ Flash (built-in) (P. 72/106–116) # Flash switch (P. 72/108/113) $ Connector cover (P. 76/123/187) % Serial connector (RS-232C) (P. 182–187) ^ USB connector (P. 182–187) & DC-IN jack (P. 37) * External microphone jack (P. 123) ( A/V OUT jack (P. 76)
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26 ) Viewfinder (P. 28/29/65) q INFO button (P. 28) w Flash mode button ( ) (P. 106/108)/Erase button ( ) (P. 77/78) e DRIVE button (P. 102/117/118/ 138) ● Returns vertically-oriented pictures rotated using the Macro button or Metering mode button to their original position during display mode. r Metering mode button ( ) (P. 132/138) ● Rotates the vertically-oriented pictures 90° counterclockwise during display mode. t Macro button ( ) (P. 90/138) ● Rotates the vertically-oriented pictures 90° clockwise during display mode. y AE lock button (AEL)(P.130)/ Multi-metering button (P.133)/ Print button( )(P.168–178) u Arrow pad (P. 45–47) i Monitor (P. 28/29/65) o OK button (P. 47)/Manual focus button (MF) (P. 94)/Protect button ( ) (P. 79) p Monitor button ( ) (P. 65) Q Menu button ( ) (P. 45) W Power switch (POWER OFF/ON/ RESET) (P. 58) E Card cover (P. 40) R Card access lamp (P. 67) T Battery compartment cover (P. 33/34) Y Battery compartment lock (P. 32/34) U Tripod socket (P. 112) NAMES OF PARTS (cont.) ) i u o p Q R T Y U q we r t y W E
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27 Control panel indications Flash mode (P. 106) Slow shutter synchronization flash (P. 110) Flash intensity control (P. 109) Card writing (P. 67) Sound record (P. 112) Card error (P. 61/203) Battery check (P. 60) Auto bracket (P. 103) Macro mode (P. 90) Full-time AF (P. 95) White balance (P. 134) ISO (P. 101) Self-timer/Remote control (P. 119/120) Sequential shooting (P. 118) Exposure compensation (P. 99) AF system (P. 96) Manual focus (P. 94) Stabilization system (P. 97) Metering mode (P. 100) AE memory (P. 130) Record mode (P. 104) Number of storable still pictures (P. 63) Seconds remaining in Movie mode (P. 63)
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28 NAMES OF PARTS (cont.) Press the Monitor button ( ) to select whether images appear on the Monitor or in the viewfinder. Press the INFO button to select how much information is displayed (P.26). The following 3 types of display are available. Viewfinder/Monitor indications (Picture information) 1 Flash stand-by/Jitter warning/flash charge (P. 72/108) 2 AF confirmation mark (P. 68) 3 Shooting mode (P. 44) 4 Battery check (displayed after the camera is turned on and when warnings appear) (P. 60) 5 Aperture value (P. 87/89) 6 Shutter speed (P. 88) 7 Exposure compensation/ Exposure differential (P. 99) 8 AF target mark (P. 67/68) 9 Memory gauge (P. 69) 0 Number of storable pictures ! Drive mode (P. 102/117–120) @ Metering mode (P. 100) # Macro mode (P. 90) $ White balance (P. 134) % ISO (P. 101) ^ Record mode (P. 104) & Flash mode (P. 106) * Slow shutter synchronization flash (not displayed when the flash is in the flash override mode) (P. 111) ( Stabilization system (P. 97) F2.8 1/800 +2.0 P 2 8 3 4 1 5 6 7 9 0 F2.8 1/800 +2.0 ISO100 SQ P SLOW1 ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( Record mode Only the AF target mark: Warnings (AF confirmation mark and battery check) appear when required. Settings that are changed are displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Partial information: When using the camera, these indications are displayed for approx. 2 seconds. Full information: These indications are displayed constantly in the Record mode.
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29 Display mode No information: Only battery check and are displayed. Partial information: These indications disappear after a certain amount of time has elapsed. Full information: All indications are displayed all the time while in the Display mode. Still picture Partial information 3456 12.23.,00 21:56 HQ x10 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 1 Battery check (P. 60) 2 Print reserve (P. 169/170) 3 Number of prints (P. 173) 4 Sound record (P. 139) 5 Protect (P. 79) 6 Record mode 7 Frame number 8 Time 9 Date 0 Movie picture (P. 75) ! Number of pixels @ Aperture value # Shutter speed $ Exposure compensation % White balance ^ ISO & File number (In the Movie picture display mode, the total recording time is displayed.) Movie picture FILE:123-3456 HQ SIZE: 1600x1200 F2.8 1/800 2.0 ISO400 12.23.,00 21:56 x10 ! $ @ 9 # % ^ 8 & Full information Partial information 3456 HQ 1 0 5 4 6 7 FILE: 123-3456 HQ SIZE: 320x240 ! & Full information Note: The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the thumbnail display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the Movie play function. (P. 75)
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1 GETTING STARTED This chapter outlines all of the things you need to do before you start using your camera such as loading batteries and inserting SmartMedia. It also explains how to use the Mode dial and the Menus.
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32 ATTACHING THE STRAP 1 Thread the strap through the strap eyelet. 2 Thread the strap through the stopper as the arrows in the illustration show, then pull on it to make sure it is securely fastened to the stopper. 3 Attach the strap to the strap eyelet on the other side of camera, following steps 1 and 2 as explained above. ● Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing serious damage. ● Attach the strap correctly as shown 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: 1 2 Stopper Camera strap eyelet
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33 This camera uses 4 AA NiMH batteries or 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs, NiCd batteries, alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. Important: Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. If an insulating sheet covers the terminals, peel it off ONLY from the terminals. 1 Make sure that the camera power switch is in the off position. 2 Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . 3 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow printed on it (the direction of the lens) with your fingertip. ● Attempting to slide the cover using a fingernail could result in injury. 4 Open the battery compartment cover. 1 LOADING THE BATTERIES 3, 4 2
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34 LOADING THE BATTERIES (Cont.) 5 Insert the batteries. ● When using AA batteries Insert the batteries with their poles oriented in the direction shown in the illustration. ● When using lithium battery packs Insert the batteries in the direction shown in the illustration. Do not insert them in any other direction. 6 Close the battery compartment cover, then press it down and slide it in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on it. ● When pressing the battery compartment cover shut, be sure to press the center of the cover, as it may be difficult to close properly by pressing the edge. ● Make sure the cover is completely closed. 7 Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . When using lithium battery packs 5 When using AA batteries 6 7
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35 ● CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be charged. ● Alkaline batteries have a lot of variation in their performance and deteriorate particularly at low temperatures. It is recommended that lithium battery packs or NiMH batteries be used. ● Manganese batteries cannot be used. Please read the cautions concerning batteries. (See page 19.) ● If the terminals inside the battery compartment are dirty, it will noticeably shorten the life of the batteries. Do not touch the inside of the battery compartment. ● If the camera is left for 1 week with the batteries removed, all the internal settings will revert to the default settings. Note: Caution: Do not use batteries whose bodies are not completely covered by an insulating sheet. If such batteries are used, they may cause leakage, excessive heat, or explosion. Some batteries are sold with a partial insulating sheet, or without any insulating sheet at all. Do not use these batteries under any circumstances. ● The following AA batteries cannot be used. Batteries whose bodies are only partially covered, or not covered at all, by an insulating sheet. Batteries whose — terminals are raised, but not covered by an insulating sheet. Batteries whose — terminals are flat and not completely covered by an insulating sheet. (Such batteries cannot be used even if the — terminals are partially covered.)
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36 LOADING THE BATTERIES (Cont.) Service life of NiMH battery The table below shows the approximate number of photographs that can be taken and the display time available with the NiMH batteries. Note that the lives of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery, manufacture, camera shooting conditions, etc. Service life of NiMH battery Shooting conditions 1 • Repeat the same function in sequential 2fps shooting conditions for no more than 10 minutes than take a break • Sequential 2fps shooting no more than 10 minutes then break • Flash use no more than 50% • One zoom adjustment on each shot • Full-time AF turned off • Digital Zoom off • No displaying on or connecting to a PC • Temperature 25°C 2 Repeated sequential display in the slide show mode with periodic breaks Note: ● When connecting the camera to a PC, it is recommended that you use the optional AC adapter. ● Power is consumed continuously during the conditions below. This could reduce the number of pictures that can be taken. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • Repeated power zoom adjustments. • When the full-time AF mode is turned on. • When the LCD monitor is in the display mode for an extended period of time. • When communicating with a PC. Shooting/Displaying Condition Battery life Number of photos 1 Approx. 100 frames Display time 2 Approx. 160 minutes * These figures are for reference only and are not guaranteed.
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37 An optional Olympus AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. Use an AC adapter designed for the area camera is used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or Service center for details. 1 Make sure that the camera power switch is in the off position. 2 Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet. 3 Open the jack cover and plug the connection cord into the DC-In jack. 4 To disconnect, turn the camera switch off, and unplug the AC adapter first from the camera then from the outlet. USING THE AC POWER ADAPTER (Optional) Power plug Connection cord plug AC adapter AC wall outlet DC-IN jack (Black) 2 1 3 Open the jack cover as shown. ● When in use for long periods, the AC adapter may get warm. This is normal. Note:
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38 LOADING THE BATTERIES (Cont.) Warning: Incorrect use of the batteries may cause fire or electric shock. ● Be sure to use an Olympus AC adapter. Using a non-Olympus adapter could be hazardous and may damage the camera. Olympus is not responsible for any damage caused by the use of AC adapters not designed for this camera. ● Never plug or unplug the AC adapter if you have wet hands. When unplugging the adapter, hold the body of the unit, not the cord. Never pull, bend, twist or modify the cord. ● If you experience any of the following problems, contact your local dealer or the nearest authorized Olympus service center. • If the AC adapter is hot, smells like smoke, or is emitting smoke. • If there is any damage to the cord, or if there is a contact failure with the plug.
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INSERTING AND EJECTING SmartMedia 39 What is SmartMedia? SmartMedia is a recording medium for the Olympus CAMEDIA digital camera. Images recorded and stored on SmartMedia can easily be deleted, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. This instruction manual uses the term “card” when referring to SmartMedia. Compatible SmartMedia cards ● Provided 8 MB standard card (with the Panorama composite function). ● Optional Olympus 8 MB/ 16 MB/ 32 MB/ 64 MB cards ● Market-available 3V card 8 MB/16 MB/32 MB/64 MB 1 Contact area The area where the card comes into contact with the camera 2 Write-protect area Attach the provided write-protect seal when you want to protect your data from accidental erasure or overwriting. 3 Index area Use the provided index label to indicate the card’s contents. 1 2 3 Note: ● Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C; Storing temperature: –20°C to 65° C; Humidity: up to 95 % ● Put the card into its anti-electrostatic case for storage or transportation. ● Do not bend, drop, or apply any physical shock to the card. ● Read the provided SmartMedia instruction manual carefully. ● Do not touch the contact area of the card. ● Do not use 5V cards. Use Olympus cards or other 3V (3.3V) cards. ● Non-Olympus 3V (3.3V) cards must be formatted by the camera (see p.42).
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INSERTING AND EJECTING SmartMedia (Cont.) 40 Insert the SmartMedia card 1 Make sure that the camera power switch is in the off position. 2 Open the Card cover. 3 Insert the SmartMedia card in the direction shown in the illustration. ● Note the orientation of the card. If it is inserted incorrectly, it may become jammed. ● When using a special function SmartMedia card (optional), insert it in the same way. 4 Close the cover tightly. 1 2 3 Insert the card fully until you feel it lock into place.
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41 ● NEVER open the Card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the camera is in use. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. ● Destroyed data cannot be restored. Note: Ejecting the SmartMedia card 1 Make sure that the camera power switch is in the off position. 2 Open the Card cover. 3 Push the card inward slightly. ● The card will pop out so that it can be withdrawn easily. 4 Pull out the card. 1 2 3 The card is ejected
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FORMATTING NEW SmartMedia CARDS 42 Preparing the card for writing data - Formatting Formatting a card prepares it to accept data. Olympus Brand-formatted cards are highly recommended. When using non-Olympus cards or cards formatted by a PC, be sure to format them with the camera before use. 1 Turn the camera power on, and set the mode dial to the Record mode (P, A, S, M or S-Prg, ). 2 Press (Menu button). ● The menu is displayed on the viewfinder when the mode dial is set to the Record mode. The menu can be displayed on the monitor by pressing (Monitor button). 3 Press on the Arrow pad to select CARD SETUP, then press . ● Selected item is displayed. 4 Press the OK button to select . ● The confirmation screen will be displayed. [ 4/5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P CARD SETUP FUNCTION 3 1 2 4 1 Still picture on the display.
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43 5 Press to select YES. ● If you want to cancel formatting, select NO. 6 Press the OK button to start the formatting process. ● Card formatting starts when the card-access lamp blinks. ● The menu disappears when formatting is complete. 5 6 YES NO Confirmation screen ● All existing data stored on the card will be erased when the card is formatted. Make sure that you save or transfer important data before formatting a used card. ● Recording time may be higher with non-Olympus cards, PC-formatted cards, and used cards. In such cases, re-formatting with the camera is recommended. ● Cards with a write-protect seal attached cannot be formatted. Note:
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44 SETTING THE MODE DIAL You can change modes by turning the mode dial on the top righthand side of the camera. P (Program mode): In program mode, you can take a properly exposed photograph by simply aiming the camera and pressing the shutter button. Aperture and shutter speed are set automatically by the camera. A (Aperture priority mode): Aperture can be set manually in the aperture priority mode. This is useful when you want to have more control over image exposure. Shutter speed is set automatically by the camera. S (Shutter priority mode): Shutter speed can be set manually in the shutter priority mode. Set it to a high speed for a still picture of a moving object. Set it to a low speed to show motion. Aperture is set automatically by the camera. M (Manual mode): You can set both aperture and shutter speed independently in the manual mode. S-Prg (Scene program mode): The camera will automatically optimize the combination of aperture and shutter speed according to the type of subject. You can select from Portrait, Sports, Landscape and Night Scene. Selections are displayed in the menu. Also read “SHOOTING FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS” (P.81 - 86). (Movie mode): You can shoot motion pictures in the movie mode. Aperture and shutter speed are set automatically by the camera. (Display mode): Allows you to view a display of your photographs. M O D E D I A L S M S - P r g A P
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45 HOW TO USE THE MENU Most functions can be easily displayed and set with the menu on the Monitor. Adjustments to the mode dial will determine available menu selections. Modes not available on the menu can be set with the corresponding buttons on the camera. 1 Press (Menu button). ● The menu is super-imposed over the image already displayed on the viewfinder or monitor. 2 Press on the Arrow pad to select the item you want to adjust. ● The green frame will move from item to item. ● Refer to P.144 to 147 when you select MODE SETUP. 3 Press to display further selections. ● The green frame will move to the right. Additional options for that item will be displayed. Refer to the menu index (P.48 - 53) and select the function you need. Functions that can be set by the mode dial are listed below. Still picture record menu: P, A, S, M, S-Prg Motion picture record menu: Still picture display menu: Motion picture display menu: 1 2, 3 [1/5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P OFF ISO WB ON AUTO AUTO DIGITAL ZOOM Monitor Scroll Scroll Current settings 1/5 page
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[1 /5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P OFF ISO WB ON AUTO AUTO DIGITAL ZOOM 46 HOW TO USE THE MENU (Cont.) Example: When the white balance is set [ 1/5] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P ISO WB DIGITAL ZOOM AUTO To set up OK or The adjustment is saved. • If you finish by pressing (Menu button), any adjustments you have made will not be saved. [1/5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P OFF ISO WB ON AUTO AUTO DIGITAL ZOOM Example: When moving to the following pages [2/5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P SLOW MULTI METERING OFF OFF 1.0 x3 O BKT • If you press at page 1/5, the monitor displays page 5/5. 4 4 Press to select the menu options. ● Selected items are displayed in green. ● To view additional menu options, go to step 5. If no additional selections are needed, go to step 6.
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47 5 To select additional menu options Press to view additional menu options (for each selection), then press to select the desired option. 6 When finished, press the OK button or . ● The green frame moves to the left and adjusted items are displayed on the right. ● When in the record mode (any mode except ) pictures can be taken. 7 Press the OK button. ● The setting will be saved and the normal display will be restored. 5 6, 7 [ 2/5 ] F2.8 1/800 0.0 P SLOW BKT 0.3 0.6 1.0 x3 x5 MULTI METERING BKT setting ● When you want to go back to previous menu pages (or forward to the next pages) [ When the green frame is at the bottom of the displayed menu options, press (or ). The display will go to the next page. When the monitor displays the last page, press to go back to the first page. You can move to the last page by pressing on the first page. ● When you want to cancel the menu [ Press (Menu button). Adjustment settings are canceled and the normal display is restored. ● When the menu is not displayed in the display mode [ The menu is not displayed when there is no data in the card. ● When you want to save an adjustment [ Set “ALL RESET” — “OFF”. The adjustment settings are then automatically saved when the camera is turned off (P.148). ● When the adjusted item does not function [ The OK button was not pressed after the adjustment. Reset the adjustment, then press the OK button. Note:
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48 RECORD MODE MENU LIST The following items can be adjusted. This can be done any time. Please refer to HOW TO USE THE MENU (P.45), and/or the pages for each function, in order to set the following items (P.48 – 53). Still picture record menu Displays by the Still picture record mode (P, A, S, M, S-Prg). Menu page 1/5 2/5 Display DIGITAL ZOOM BKT MULTI METERING Function Activates the Stabilization system. (P.97) 2.7x digital zoom is available. (P.98) Adjusts the white balance according to the light source. (P.134) Adjusts the ISO sensitivity. (P.101) Controls the flash intensity. (P.109) Allows you to take pictures of night scenes. (P.110) Sets the condition of auto bracket mode. (P.102) Obtains the right exposure by metering multiple objects. (P.132) Initial setting ON OFF AUTO AUTO ±0 OFF ±1.0/x3 OFF
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49 Menu page 3/5 4/5 5/5 Display AF MODE FULL-TIME AF FUNCTION CARD SETUP MODE SETUP S-Prg Function Adjusts the focusing range when using autofocus. (P.96) The camera automatically focuses without pressing the shutter button halfway. (P.95) Able to record sound after taking pictures. (P.122) Card function for taking panorama picture images. (P.135) Allows you to use picture effects: monochrome, sepia, white, and black boards. (P.137) Formats the card. (P.42) Change the camera to your desired setting.[ Mode setting menu table (P. 144) Adjusts the S-Prg mode for each occasion. (P. 86) Sets the record mode (TIFF/SHQ/HQ/SQ). (P.104) Initial setting iESP OFF OFF – OFF – – HQ HQ
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RECORD MODE MENU LIST (Cont.) MOVIE picture record menu Menu page 1/3 2/3 Display DIGITAL ZOOM MULTI METERING AF MODE FULL-TIME AF Function Activates the Stabilization system. (P.97) 2.7x digital zoom is available. (P.98) Adjusts the white balance according to the light source. (P.134) Adjusts the ISO sensitivity. (P.101) Obtains the appropriate exposure by metering multiple objects. (P.132) Adjusts the focal point range with autofocus. (P.96) The camera will always focus automatically. There is no need to press the shutter button halfway. (P.95) Allows sound record during movie recording. (P.122) Initial setting ON OFF AUTO AUTO OFF iESP OFF ON Options when the movie picture record mode is activated. 50
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51 Menu page 3/3 Display FUNCTION CARD SETUP MODE SETUP Function Special effects are available: monochrome/sepia (P.137) Formats the card. (P.42) Change the camera to your desired setting. [ Mode setting menu table (P. 144) Sets the record mode (HQ/SQ). (P.104) Initial setting OFF – – HQ

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