C-4000 Zoom

Olympus C-4000 Zoom manual

C-4000 Zoom

User manual for the Olympus C-4000 Zoom in English. This PDF manual has 245 pages.

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CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> C-4000 ZOOM 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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C-4000ZOOM  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.  The images and illustrations in this manual may differ from their real versions. REFERENCE MANUAL
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2 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. For customers in North and South America 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 : C-4000 ZOOM Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 1-631-844-5000 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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3 Contents ..........................................................................P. 4 Chapter 1 Getting started P. 18 Chapter 2 Quick-start guide P. 32 Chapter 3 Using the menus P. 38 Chapter 4 Shooting basics P. 47 Chapter 5 Advanced shooting P. 82 Chapter 6 Adjusting image quality and exposure P. 102 Chapter 7 Playback P. 117 Chapter 8 Useful functions P. 143 Chapter 9 Print setting P. 167 Chapter 10 Using optional accessories P. 177 Chapter 11 Miscellaneous P. 181
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4 C o n t e n t s Names of parts ............................................................................10 Camera 10 Monitor indications — Shooting information 12 Monitor indications — Playback information 14 Still picture playback information 14 Movie playback information 15 Monitor indications — Memory gauge & battery check 16 Memory gauge 16 Battery check 16 How to use this manual ................................................................17 Getting started 18 Attaching the strap ................................................................18 Loading the batteries ..............................................................19 Selecting optional batteries or AC adapter 20 Card basics ..........................................................................23 Inserting/removing the card 24 Power on/off ........................................................................25 Monitor appearance 25 Card check 26 Date/time setting ..................................................................27 Selecting a language..............................................................30 Adjusting the diopter..............................................................31 Holding the camera................................................................31 C h a p t e r 1 C h a p t e r 2 Quick-start guide 32 Taking still pictures ............................................................32 Recording movies ............................................................33 Viewing still pictures ........................................................34 Playing back movies ........................................................35 Protecting pictures ..........................................................36 Erasing pictures ................................................................37
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5 Using the menus 38 What are the menus? ............................................................38 How to use the menu ............................................................39 Modes & short cut menus ......................................................41 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) ..............................42 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (playback) ............................45 Shooting basics 47 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial........................................47 mode setting 47 mode setting 48 Shooting modes 49 Aperture setting — Aperture priority shooting 53 Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting 54 Aperture & Shutter speed setting — Manual shooting 55 Using My Mode 56 How to use the shutter button ................................................57 Focusing ..............................................................................58 Auto focus 58 When Auto focus does not work — Subjects that are difficult to focus on 58 Focus lock — Focusing on subjects that are not in the center of the frame 59 AF MODE — Changing the focus range 60 FULLTIME AF — Continuous focusing on moving subjects 61 AF AREA — Changing the position of the AF target mark 62 Manual focus 63 Taking still pictures ..............................66 Taking still pictures while using the viewfinder 66 Taking still pictures while using the monitor 68 Recording movies ............................................................71 C h a p t e r 3 C h a p t e r 4 C o n t e n t s
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6 Zoom — Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting ..............................73 Digital zoom 74 Flash shooting ......................................................................75 Auto-flash 75 Red-eye reduction flash 75 Fill-in flash 75 Flash off 76 Slow Synchronization SLOW1, SLOW2, SLOW 76 Using the slow synchronization flash SLOW 78 Using the flash 78 Flash intensity control 81 Advanced shooting 82 Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness ..................82 Spot metering — Selecting the metering area 82 Multi-metering — Metering the exposure of more than one point in the frame 83 AE lock — Locking the exposure ......................................86 Macro mode shooting — Taking close-up pictures ..............89 Super macro mode ..........................................................90 Self-timer shooting ............................................................91 Sequential shooting................................................................92 Sequential shooting & AF sequential shooting 92 Auto bracketing — Shooting pictures sequentially with a different exposure for each frame BKT 93 Panorama shooting ................................................................96 Taking two-in-one pictures 2 IN 1............................................98 FUNCTION — Taking black & white or sepia-toned pictures....100 AEL C h a p t e r 4 C h a p t e r 5 C o n t e n t s
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Adjusting image quality and exposure 102 Record mode ......................................................................102 Selecting record modes 102 3:2 106 ENLARGE SIZE 106 ISO sensitivity ......................................................................107 Exposure compensation........................................................108 White balance ....................................................................109 AUTO (auto white balance) 110 PRESET (preset white balance) 110 (One-Touch white balance) 111 White balance adjustment 112 Sharpness............................................................................113 Contrast ..............................................................................114 Saturation............................................................................115 Noise reduction ..................................................................116 7 C h a p t e r 6 C o n t e n t s Playback 117 Playing back still pictures......................................................117 Single-frame playback 117 Quick View 118 Slide-show ..........................................................................119 Playing back movies — MOVIE PLAY ....................................120 MOVIE PLAYBACK 122 INDEX 124 EDIT 126 Close-up playback ..............................................................129 Index display ......................................................................130 Selecting the number of pictures 131 Editing still pictures ..............................................................132 Resizing pictures 132 Trimming pictures 133 C h a p t e r 7
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8 Useful functions 143 All reset — Saving the camera’s settings ..............................143 Custom button......................................................................145 Setting the custom button 146 Using the custom button 147 Shortcut ..............................................................................148 Setting the shortcut menu 149 Using the shortcut menu 150 MY MODE SETUP ........................................................151 Information display INFO ....................................................155 Monitor brightness adjustment ........................................156 Beep sound adjustment ..................................................156 Histogram display ..........................................................157 Rec View ............................................................................158 Power on/off display setting ................................................159 Screen setup ........................................................................160 File name ............................................................................162 Pixel Mapping ....................................................................164 Measurement units: m/ft (meters/feet) ..................................165 Video output selection ..........................................................166 C h a p t e r 8 C o n t e n t s Protect ................................................................................136 Erasing pictures ..........................................................137 Single-frame erase 137 All-frame erase 138 Formatting cards ............................................................139 Playback on a TV ................................................................140 Picture rotation 142 C h a p t e r 7
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9 Miscellaneous 181 Troubleshooting....................................................................181 User maintenance ................................................................188 After use 188 Cleaning the camera 188 Error codes..........................................................................189 Menu maps ........................................................................191 Menu functions & factory default settings ............................199 Modes & Shooting functions..................................................201 Specifications ......................................................................204 Glossary of terms ................................................................206 Index ..................................................................................210 C h a p t e r 1 1 C o n t e n t s Using optional accessories 177 External flash ......................................................................177 Using the FL-40 external flash 177 Using commercially available external flashes 178 Compatible commercially available external flashes 180 C h a p t e r 1 0 Print setting 167 How to print pictures ............................................................167 All-frame print reserve ....................................................169 Single-frame print reserve ................................................170 Trimming setting ..................................................................173 Resetting print reserve ..........................................................176 C h a p t e r 9
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10 Flash (P. 75) Self-timer lamp (P. 91) Card cover (P. 24) Strap eyelet (P. 18) Lens VIDEO OUT jack (P. 140) Connector cover (P. 140) USB connector DC-IN jack (P. 21) Camera Mode dial ( , , , , ) (P. 47, 117) Zoom lever (W/T) (P. 73) Index display/Close-up playback lever ( / ) (P. 129, 130) Shutter button (P. 57) 5-pin external flash socket (P. 177) ● Unscrew to remove the cover before connecting the bracket cable. Diopter adjustment dial (P. 31) Names of parts
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QuickView 11 Camera (Cont.) AF target mark (P. 31) Orange lamp (P. 79) Green lamp (P. 58) Battery compartment cover (P. 19) Battery compartment lock (P. 19) Tripod socket Names of parts Macro/Spot button ( ) (P. 82, 89) Print button ( ) (P. 169) Flash mode button ( ) (P. 78) Erase button ( ) (P. 37, 137) Viewfinder (P. 31) Card access lamp (P. 67) Monitor (P. 12) Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) (P. 39, 117) Custom button ( ) (P. 47, 145) Protect button ( ) (P. 136) Rotation button (P. 142) OK/Menu button ( ) (P. 38) Manual focus button (P. 63) Monitor button ( ) (P. 69)
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12 Monitor indications — Shooting information The INFO setting on the menu allows you to select how much information to display. ~ Information display (P. 115) The indications vary depending on the shooting mode.* *The illustrations show examples of indications displayed in the 1 mode. Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF: The information below is displayed constantly in the shooting mode. (After operating the buttons or closing the menu, the information which appears in the ON mode (illustrated to the right) is displayed for approx. 1 second, then disappears.) When INFO is set to ON: The information below is displayed constantly in the shooting mode. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 HQ 2288x1712 ^ 0 @ ! % # $ & * ( 1 HQ 2288x1712 ISO100 SLOW1 Items Indications Ref. page 1 Shooting mode P, A, S, M, , , , , P. 47 , , , , , , 2 Aperture value F2.8 – F11 P. 53, 55 3 Shutter speed 16 – 1/1000 P. 54, 55 4 Exposure compensation –2.0 – +2.0 P. 108 Exposure differential –3.0 – +3.0 P. 56 5 AF target mark – P. 62 6 Number of storable 24 P. 69, 71, still pictures 103 Seconds remaining 24" 7 Record mode TIFF/SHQ/HQ/SQ1/SQ2 P. 102 4 3 2 1
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13 Monitor indications — Shooting information (Cont.) Items Indications Ref. page 8 Number of pixels 2288 x 1712, etc. P. 103 9 Memory gauge P. 16 0 Battery check P. 16 ! AE lock AEL P. 84, 87 AE memory MEMO P. 88 @ Self-timer P. 91 # Drive mode , , , BKT P. 92 $ ISO ISO100, ISO200, ISO400 P. 107 % White balance , , , , , P. 110 ^ Green lamp O P. 58 & Flash stand-by Lights. P. 80 Camera movement Blinks. warning Flash charge Blinks. * Flash mode , , , SLOW1, P. 75 SLOW2, SLOW1 ( Spot metering/ , , P. 82, 89 Macro mode Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 HQ 2288x1712 ^ 0 @ ! % # $ & * ( 1 HQ 2288x1712 ISO100 SLOW1
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14 Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check P. 16 2 Print reserve P. 171 3 Number of prints x2 – x10 P. 171 4 Protect P. 136 5 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 102 6 Date ’02. 09. 12 P. 27 7 Time 12:30 P. 27 8 Frame number 20 – 9 Number of pixels 2288x1712, etc. P. 103 (resolution setting) 0 Exposure compensation –2.0 – +2.0 P. 108 ! White balance , , , , , P. 110 @ ISO ISO100, ISO200, ISO400 P. 107 # File number 100 – 0020 P. 162 Monitor indications — Playback information INFO setting on the menu allows you to select how much information to display. ~ Information display (P. 115) Still picture playback information Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON ’02.09.12 12:30 20 HQ HQ SIZE: 2288x1712 +2.0 ISO100 ’02.09.12 12:30 FILE: 100–0020
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15 Monitor indications — Playback information (Cont.) Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check P. 16 2 Movie mark P. 35 3 Protect P. 136 4 Record mode HQ, SQ P. 102 5 Frame number 20 – 6 Number of pixels 320x240, etc. P. 103 7 White balance , , , , , P. 110 8 Date ’02. 09. 12 P. 27 9 Time 12:30 P. 27 0 File number FILE:100 – 0020 P. 163 Recording time 0"/15" P. 71 During movie playback, the recording time appears as follows: ● The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the index display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie play function (P. 117, 120). Note Total recording time 0" / 15" Playing time Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON Movie playback information 20 HQ HQ SIZE: 320x240 ’02.09.12 12:30 FILE: 100–0020
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16 Monitor indications — Memory gauge & battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the camera is in use. Battery check Lights. (green) Remaining power level: high Lights. (red) Remaining power level: low. Replace with new batteries. No indication (The green lamp and orange lamp next to the viewfinder blink.) Remaining power level: exhausted. BATTERY EMPTY is displayed. Replace with new batteries. Memory gauge The memory gauge lights when you take a picture. When the gauge is lit, the camera is storing a picture on the SmartMedia card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. When the memory gauge is full, wait until the light goes out before you take any more shots. When taking still pictures Before shooting (Gauge is off) One picture taken (Lit) More than two taken (Lit) No more pictures can be taken (Fully Lit) Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Wait. Wait. Wait. When recording movies During shooting (Gauge lit). ● Shooting is not possible until the light goes out completely. ● Movie recording finishes automatically when the memory gauge is fully lit. Shoot. If you continue shooting Wait. Before shooting (Gauge is off) Names of parts
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17 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) 1 Select S from “A/S/M/ mode setting”. See P. 48. 2 To set a faster shutter speed, press Ñ. To set a slower shutter speed, press ñ. Mode dial setting Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting Ññ buttons Chapter 8 Information display Lets you select the amount of shooting information displayed in the shooting or playback mode. When it is set to OFF, only a small amount of information is displayed. For details on each piece of information displayed, see pages 12 to 15. Mode dial setting P A/S/M/ : In the top menu, select MODE MENU T SETUP T INFO T ON. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. : Press to display the top menu. Pressing É turns INFO on. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39) Ébutton button INFO How to use this manual The instructions in this manual use a series of numbers for each operating procedure and button/dial illustration. Follow these numbers in order when operating the camera. If a button is shown in black, press it as part of the step. Ñ, ñ, É and í used in instructions correspond to the buttons on the arrow pad as shown. Ñ ñ É í ● This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. How to use the menu is shown here. Set the functions in the menus in the order of these arrows. Before using the menus, read “Using the menus”, Chapter 3 for details. Show the modes that the function can be used with. You can set the mode dial to any of the positions shown.
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18 1 Attach the string to the lens cap: Pull the string loop through the hole in the lens cap. Put the other end of the string through the string loop. 2 Loosen the strap in both stoppers. Pull out the ends of the strap from each stopper, then pull them out of each ring. 3 Thread one end of the strap A through the string loop (attached to the lens cap in step 1). Then, thread it through the camera’s strap eyelet. 4 Thread the end of the strap back through the ring and stopper as indicated by the arrows. 5 When you have a length that you like, pull on the strap in the stopper B to make sure it is securely fastened. 6 Attach the strap to the other strap eyelet following steps 3 – 5. Attaching the strap Strap eyelet ● Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as the strap 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 the strap, Olympus is not responsible for any damages. Note A Ring B Chapter 1 Getting started Stopper
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19 Chapter 1 1 Make sure the camera is turned off (i.e. the mode dial is set to OFF). 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 (A) with your fingertip and open it (B). ● Do not use your fingernail, as this could result in injury. 4 Insert the batteries in the direction shown in the illustration. Loading the batteries This camera uses 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs or 4 AA (R6) NiMH batteries, NiCd batteries, alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. Important: ● CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be re-charged. ● Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. When using AA (R6) batteries When using CR-V3 lithium battery packs Battery alignment Mode dial A B
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20 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.) ● If the camera is left for 1 hour with the batteries removed, all the internal settings will revert to the default settings. ● 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 as this may cause the terminals to become dirty. Note The following types of battery or AC adapter can be used. Choose the power source best suited to the situation.  Lithium battery pack Since the CR-V3 lithium battery pack has an exceptionally long service life, it is convenient when traveling. The CR-V3 lithium battery pack cannot be recharged.  Rechargeable batteries Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. In addition, the low-temperature resistance makes them a good choice for cold areas. Selecting optional batteries or AC adapter 5 Close the battery compartment cover, then press it down (C) and slide it in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on it (D). ● 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. 6 Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . C D
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21 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.)  AA (R6) alkaline batteries When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline batteries, which are easy to obtain anywhere. However, the number of pictures that you can store in the camera may vary considerably with AA alkaline batteries, depending on the battery manufacturer, camera shooting conditions, etc. Use this type of battery only when you have no other choices available. Turn off the monitor whenever possible to save power.  AC adapter An optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. 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. Power plug AC adapter AC wall outlet DC-IN jack (Black) Connection cord plug
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22 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.) ● Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. ● The lives of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery, manufacturer, camera shooting conditions, etc. ● If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC, image data will be corrupted. It is recommended that you use the optional AC adapter when transferring images to a PC. Do not disconnect or connect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the PC. ● Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This could reduce the number of pictures that can be taken. •When the monitor is turned on. •Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. •Repeated power zoom adjustments. •When the Fulltime AF mode is turned on. •When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. •When communicating with a PC. ● Carefully read the “GENERAL PRECAUTIONS” included in the package and the AC adapter’s instructions before use. ● 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 that may be in the camera; it only provides power to the camera. ● Do not remove or load batteries and/or do not disconnect or connect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could damage the camera’s settings or functions. Note
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23 Chapter 1 Card basics This camera uses SmartMedia to record pictures. This reference manual uses the term “card” when referring to SmartMedia. What is SmartMedia? Images recorded and stored on SmartMedia can easily be deleted, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. Compatible SmartMedia cards ● Provided 16 MB standard card ● Optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards (4 MB – 128 MB; all cards except 2MB) ● Commercially-available 3 V (3.3 V) cards (4 MB – 128 MB; all cards except 2MB) 1 Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contact. 2 Write-protect area Attach the provided write-protect seal when you want to protect your data from accidental erasure or overwriting. Do not attach the write- protect seal if you want to record images on a card. 3 Index area Use the provided index label to indicate the card’s contents. 1 2 3 ● 2 MB cards cannot be used. ● Commercially-available 5 V cards cannot be used. ● This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card (such as 3 V (3.3 V)) or a card that was formatted on another device (such as PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera (P. 26, 139). ● Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F); Storage temperature: –20°C to 65°C (–4°F to 149°F); 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 card instruction manual carefully before use. ● Do not touch the contact area of the card. Note
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24 Chapter 1 Card basics (Cont.) 1 Make sure the camera is turned off (i.e. the mode dial is set to OFF). 2 Open the card cover. 3  Inserting the card Insert the card fully with the contact area facing towards the monitor side. Insert until you feel it locked into place. ● Hold the card in a straight orientation to the card slot. Do not attempt to insert the card at an angle. ● Note the orientation of the card. If it is inserted incorrectly, it may become jammed.  Removing the card Push in the card lightly to unlock it, then pull it out. 4 Close the card cover securely until it clicks. Inserting/removing the card ● Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the camera is in use or the camera is communicating with a computer. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. ● Destroyed data cannot be restored. Note Mode dial
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25 Chapter 1 1 Before turning the camera on, press the tabs on the lens cap to remove it. 2 Set the mode dial to P, A/S/M/ , or . ● The camera turns on. ● The lens moves out when the mode dial is not set to . . 3 Set the mode dial to OFF. ● The power turns off. Power on/off Lens cap ● To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the Sleep mode after about 3 minutes of non-operation. The camera activates again as soon as you touch the zoom lever or mode dial, etc. TIPS Monitor appearance When the power is turned on/off, a startup/shutdown image is displayed on the monitor. You can select your favorite image for this function (P. 160). Startup/Shutdown image (factory default setting) Mode dial
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26 Chapter 1 Power on/off (Cont.) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. Indications TIPS There is no card in the camera or the card is not locked into place. T Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again. There is a problem with the card. T Use a different card. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. T Format the card. 1 Press ñ to select FORMAT, then press . ● The FORMAT screen appears. 2 Press Ñ to select YES, then press to start formatting. ● When formatting is complete, the camera is ready for shooting. ● Formatting erases all data saved on the card. FORMAT YES NO NO CAUTION ERASING ALL Card check
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27 Chapter 1 1 Set the mode dial to P. ● Be sure to take off the lens cap before you turn the camera on (P. 25). 2 Press . ● The monitor turns on automatically and the top menu appears. 3 Press í on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press ñ to select SETUP, then press í. ● The items in the SETUP menu appear. 5 Press Ññ to select , then press í. ● The screen appears. Date/time setting It is possible to set the date/time of the camera’s built-in clock. Since the date and time is saved with recorded pictures, be sure to set it correctly. Mode dial Arrow pad button DRIVE MODE MENU SETUP CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 1 1 ON ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC VIDEO OUT CUSTOMBUTTON CUSTOMBUTTON m/ft m/ft ’02.01.01 00:00 m NTSC NTSC SHORT CUT
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28 Chapter 1 Date/time setting (Cont.) 6 When is selected on the screen, press Ññ to select the date format. ● Select any one of the following formats: D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year) M-D-Y (Month/Day/Year) Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day) ● This step and the following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press í to move to the year (Y) setting. 8 Press Ññ to set the year. When the year is set, press í to move to the month (M) setting. ● Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. ● To move back to the previous setting, press É. ● The camera can only display the time in “number of hours”, or what is commonly known as military time. Consequently, 2 p.m. would be 14:00 hours, or 12:00 hours + 2:00 hours =14:00 hours. SELECT SET GO SELECT SET GO The first two digits of the year cannot be changed. screen SELECT SET GO
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29 Chapter 1 Date/time setting (Cont.) 9 Press . ● The camera returns to the SETUP menu. ● If is pressed again, the menu will disappear. ● For a more accurate setting, do not press until the time is actually at 00 seconds. The camera’s built-in clock starts when you press this button. 10To turn the camera off, set the mode dial to OFF. ● The lens retracts. ● The current settings stay the same even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. ● The date setting will be canceled if the camera is left with no batteries for approximately 1 hour. If this happens, you will need to set the date again. Note
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30 Chapter 1 Selecting a language 1 Set the mode dial to P. ● Be sure to take the lens cap off before you turn the camera on (P. 27). 2 Press . ● The monitor turns on automatically and the top menu appears. 3 Press í on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press ñ to select SETUP, then press í. ● The items in the SETUP menu appear. 5 Press Ññ to select , then press í. ● The available languages are displayed. ● Languages vary depending on the area of purchase. 6 Press Ññ to select a language. Press . ● The camera returns to the SETUP menu. ● If is pressed again, the menu will disappear. 7 To turn the camera off, set the mode dial to OFF. Factory default setting: ENGLISH Select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in illustrations and explanations. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. ● The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. Note Mode dial Arrow pad button SETUP CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP ON ON 1 1 ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ESPAÑOL SELECT GO
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31 Chapter 1 Adjusting the diopter Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Correct Horizontal grip Vertical grip Lens Do not hold this part of the lens. Top view Holding the camera Flash Turn the diopter adjustment dial to see the AF target mark clearly. Viewfinder AF target mark Diopter adjustment dial
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32 Chapter 2 Quick-start guide Point the camera towards a subject while viewing through the viewfinder. 2 To focus on the subject, press the shutter button halfway, slowly and gently. ● When the subject is in focus, the green lamp lights steadily. ~ “How to use the shutter button” (P. 57) To start shooting, press the shutter button gently all the way (fully). ● When the orange lamp lights, the flash fires automatically when required. ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera begins storing pictures on the card. Taking still pictures Remove the lens cap and set the mode dial to P. 1 3 4 Card access lamp ● Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect an optional AC adapter when the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. Note Green lamp
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33 Chapter 2 Press the shutter button halfway. ● When the subject is in focus, the green lamp blinks once. Press the shutter button all the way to start recording. ● During movie recording, the orange lamp next to the viewfinder is illuminated and lights in red on the monitor. Press the shutter button all the way again to stop recording. ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts writing the movie to the card. ● If the displayed seconds remaining reach “0”, shooting finishes automatically and the camera starts writing the movie to the card (P . 71). 3 4 5 Recording movies Seconds remaining Remove the lens cap and set the mode dial to . ● The monitor turns on. 1 Point the camera towards a subject while viewing with the monitor. 2 HQ HQ 320x240 320x240 AF target mark Card access lamp Green lamp Viewfinder
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34 Chapter 2 Display the desired pictures using the arrow pad. ● Pictures indicated by are movie frames. ~ “Playing back movies” on page 120. 2 Jumps to the picture 10 frames behind. Displays the next picture. Displays the previous picture. Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. Viewing still pictures Set the mode dial to (playback mode). 1 Zoom lever Turning the zoom lever towards T: Enlarges the picture (P. 129). W: Displays multiple pictures at the same time (P. 130). ● If the camera is not operated for over 3 minutes when the monitor is on, the monitor turns off automatically. To turn the monitor on again, press any button. Note Press to avoid accidentally erasing images. To cancel protection, press again (P. 136). HQ Protect mark
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35 Chapter 2 Press Ñ on the arrow pad to select MOVIE PLAY. Press Ññ to select MOVIE PLAYBACK on the MOVIE PLAY screen. ● To exit the MOVIE PLAY screen, press É. 3 Playing back movies MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY INFO MOVIE PLA MOVIE PLAY CANCEL SELECT GO MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX EDIT Display the movie frame (picture with ) you want to play back. ~ See steps 1 and 2 on page 34. 1 4 Press to start playback. ● When playback finishes, the screen returns to the beginning of the movie. ● If is pressed again when the movie playback is finished, the MOVIE PLAYBACK screen appears. To exit the movie playback mode and return to the MOVIE PLAY screen, press Ññ to select EXIT, then press . 5 Press . ● The top menu appears. 2 Press to avoid accidentally erasing images. To cancel protection, press again (P. 136). ● The card access lamp blinks while movie data is being accessed. This may take a few seconds. Note
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36 Chapter 2 Protecting pictures Display the picture you want to protect by using the arrow pad. ~ See steps 1 and 2 on page 34. 1 Press . The picture is now protected. ● To cancel protection, press again. 2 Displayed when a picture is protected. HQ ● Protected pictures cannot be deleted with the ALL ERASE (all-frame erase) function, but they can be deleted with the FORMAT (format) function. ● Protection cannot be applied to pictures stored on a card with a write- protect adhesive seal. Note
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37 Chapter 2 When the ERASE screen appears, press Ñ to select YES. ● To cancel erasure, press ñ on the arrow pad to select NO, and press or the button. 3 Erasing pictures ERASE YES N O N O SELECT GO Display the picture you want to erase. ~ steps 1 and 2 on page 34. 1 Press the (erase) button. 2 Press to erase the picture. 4 ● Protected pictures cannot be erased. ● Make sure the card is not write-protected. If the card is write-protected, you will not be able to erase pictures. Note
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38 Chapter 3 Using the menus What are the menus? When you turn on the camera and press the (OK/Menu) button, the menu that appears on the monitor is generally called “the top menu”. Many functions of this camera are accessed using the menus. Below, we explain how the camera’s menus work, using examples of menus displayed in the P mode. The top menu varies depending on the mode. ~ Modes & shortcut menus (P. 41) Press . DRIVE MODE MENU PICTURE CAM SET CARD WB CONTRAST CONTRAST SHARPNESS HQ SQ1 SQ2 TIFF SHQ PIC SET CARD DRIVE ISO OFF AUTO IN+ CAMERA FLASH The top menu appears. Use the arrow pad to display the menus. Short cut menus MODE MENU ● Take you directly to each item’s setting screen. ● Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen, and let you select items by pressing Ññ. ● The short cut menus can be replaced in any shooting mode except . ~ “Setting the shortcut menu” (P. 149) ● Lets you set various functions such as the white balance, etc. ● Contains menu items. These are grouped according to function under 4 tabs. ● Select the CAMERA, PICTURE, CARD or SETUP tab by pressing Ññ. The menu for the selected tab menu appears. Tab
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39 Chapter 3 How to use the menu 1 Press to display the top menu. Press í. 2 Press Ññ to select a tab and press í. DRIVE MODE MENU PICTURE CAM SET CARD AUTO HQ WB CONTRAST CONTRAST SHARPNESS BLUE BLUE RED RED PIC SET CARD DRIVE ISO OFF AUTO IN+ CAMERA FLASH CAM SET PIC CARD SETUP CARD SETUP CARD SETUP CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP ON ON 1 1 P top menu CAM: CAMERA Functions for shooting: selecting drive modes, using digital zoom, etc. PIC: PICTURE Functions for adjusting images: selecting record modes, adjusting white balance, etc. CARD: CARD Card functions, such as formatting. SET: SETUP Functions for changing camera settings: date and time, shortcut settings, etc. CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab Pressing É returns to the tab selection. ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙
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40 Chapter 3 How to use the menu (Cont.) 3 Press Ññ to select an item and press í. 4 Press Ññ to select the setting. Press to save the setting. ● To go back to shooting, press . SETUP CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP ON ON 1 1 SETUP CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 1 1 ON ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC OFF ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC OFF ON PW ON SETUP PW ON SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW PW OFF SETUP PW OFF SETUP ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ The green frame moves to the selected item. Pressing É or returns to the item selection. ● Not all items can be selected. The items that can be selected depend on the status of the camera and the settings. For example, in the mode, you cannot select 2 in 1 in the CAMERA tab category. ● If you press the shutter button to take a picture while the menu is displayed, you can take pictures with the currently selected settings. ● If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. ~ “All reset — Saving the camera’s settings” ( P. 143) Note
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41 Chapter 3 Modes & Shortcut Menus DRIVE MODE MENU P top menu MODE MENU DIGITAL ZOOM SCENE SELECT MODE MENU SCENE SELECT DRIVE MODE MENU A/S/M/ DRIVE MODE MENU INFO top menu (for still pictures) MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY INFO top menu (for movies) Sets self-timer shooting. P. 91 SCENE SELECT Jumps to the virtual dial screen. You can select P. 47 a shooting mode. A/S/M/ Jumps to the virtual dial screen. You can select P. 48 a shooting mode. Sets the record mode. P. 102 DRIVE Selects a sequential mode from (single- P. 92 frame shooting), (sequential shooting), (AF sequential shooting) or BKT (auto bracketing). DIGITAL ZOOM The maximum optical zoom (3x) can be P. 74 extended even more by the 3.5x digital zoom, making possible up to approx. 10x zoom. Runs through all saved pictures one after P. 119 another. MOVIE PLAY Plays back movies. You can also make P. 120 indexes of still-shots from movies. INFO Changes the amount of shooting P. 155 information displayed on the monitor. Displays a histogram showing the luminance P. 157 distribution of recorded pictures. top menu (same as in , , , , or ) A/S/M/ top menu (movie) top menu
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42 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) CAMERA tab PIC SET CARD DRIVE ISO OFF AUTO IN+ CAMERA FLASH In the shooting mode, the MODE MENU has 4 tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and display the associated menu items. Sets self-timer shooting. P. 91 DRIVE Selects a sequential mode from (single- P. 92 frame shooting), (sequential shooting), (AF sequential shooting) or BKT (auto bracketing). ISO Selects ISO sensitivity from P. 107 AUTO/100/200/400. Adjusts the flash intensity for different shooting P. 81 conditions. FLASH When using an external flash, you can choose P. 177 whether to use it with the built-in flash or by itself. SLOW Adjusts the flash for slow shutter speeds. P. 76 NOISE Reduces the noise on images during long P. 116 REDUCTION exposures. MULTI Decides the best exposure by metering up to P. 83 METERING 8 different spots in the image. DIGITAL ZOOM The maximum optical zoom (3x) can be P. 74 extended even more by the 3.5x digital zoom, making possible up to approx. 10x zoom. FULLTIME AF Keeps the image in focus at all times without P. 61 having to press the shutter button halfway. AF MODE Selects the auto focus method (iESP or SPOT). P. 60 CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab PICTURE tab
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43 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) (Cont.) CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats cards. P. 139 PICTURE tab Sets the record mode resolution. P. 102 WB Sets the appropriate white balance according P. 109 to the light source. Lets you make fine changes to the white P. 112 balance manually. SHARPNESS Adjusts the sharpness of images. P. 113 CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast of images. P. 114 SATURATION Adjusts the level of color depth without P. 115 changing tint. CAMERA tab Lets you shoot from as close as 2 cm to your P. 90 subject (super macro mode). PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with P. 96 Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. 2 IN 1 Combines two pictures taken in succession P. 98 and stores them as a single picture. FUNCTION Lets you shoot pictures in black & white or P. 100 sepia tone. AF AREA Lets you change the position of the AF target P. 62 mark using the arrow pad. INFO Changes the amount of shooting information P. 155 displayed on the monitor. Displays a histogram showing the brightness P. 157 and contrast of the subject in your monitor.
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44 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) (Cont.) SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P.143 settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 30 PW ON SETUP Sets the picture displayed on the monitor when P. 159 the power is turned on. PW OFF SETUP Sets the picture displayed on the monitor when P. 159 the power is turned off. REC VIEW Selects whether to display images while P. 158 saving them to a card. Sets the beep sound (used for warnings. etc.) P. 156 to OFF/LOW/HIGH. MY MODE Customizes settings, which are activated in P. 151 SETUP the mode. FILE NAME Chooses how to name files and folders of P. 162 images to be saved. PIXEL Checks the CCD and image processing P. 164 MAPPING circuit for errors. Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 156 Sets the date and time. P. 27 m/ft Sets the measurement units (m/ft) used during P. 165 manual focus. VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s P. 166 video signal type. TV video signal type differs depending on the region. SHORT CUT Lets you assign frequently-used functions as P. 148 shortcut menus on the top menu. CUSTOM Lets you assign a frequently used function P. 145 BUTTON to the camera’s custom button.
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45 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (playback) When a still picture is played back, the MODE MENU has 3 tabs. When a movie is played back, the MODE MENU has 2 tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and display the associated menu items. The EDIT tab is not available during movie playback. CARD SET CARD SETUP CARD SETUP EDIT SET CARD During movie playback During still picture playback EDIT tab Makes the file size smaller. P. 132 Enlarges a part of a picture and saves it as P. 133 a new picture. CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats cards (FORMAT), or erases all P. 139 images in the card (ALL ERASE). SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P. 143 settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 30 PW ON SETUP Sets the picture displayed on the monitor when P. 159 the power is turned on. PW OFF SETUP Sets the picture displayed on the monitor when P. 159 the power is turned off.
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46 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (playback) (Cont.) SCREEN Registers a stored picture so that you can P. 160 SETUP select it in PW ON SETUP and/or PW OFF SETUP. Sets the beep sound (used for warnings. etc.) P. 156 to OFF/LOW/HIGH. Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 156 Sets the date and time. P. 27 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s P. 166 video signal type. TV video signal type differs depending on the region. Selects the number of frames in the index P. 131 display. SETUP tab
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47 Chapter 4 Shooting basics Shooting mode setting — Mode dial Set the mode dial to any of the following positions. Shooting mode: P, A/S/M/ , ● Always remove the lens cap before turning on the camera since the lens automatically extends when the camera turns on. ● The monitor automatically turns on when the mode dial is set to A/S/M/ or . Mode dial Éí buttons When the mode dial is set to , you can select any of the following shooting modes. Shooting mode: (Movie record), (Self-Portrait shooting), (Night scene shooting), (Landscape+Scene shooting), (Landscape+Portrait shooting), (Sports shooting), (Portrait shooting, factory default setting). ~ “Shooting modes” (P. 49) mode setting 1 Set the mode dial to . 2 Press the (custom) button to display the virtual dial screen. 3 Press Éí repeatedly until the desired mode is displayed in the center of the screen. Press . ● The virtual dial screen disappears. Mode dial setting button button SELECT GO MOVIE MOVIE MODE Virtual dial screen
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48 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) When the mode dial is set to A/S/M/ , you can select any of the following shooting modes. Shooting mode: A (Aperture priority shooting, factory default setting), S (Shutter priority shooting), M (Manual shooting), (My Mode shooting 1), (My Mode shooting 2), (My Mode shooting 3), (My Mode shooting 4). ~ “Shooting modes” (P. 49) 4 3 2 1 A/S/M/ mode setting 1 Set the mode dial to A/S/M/ . 2 Press the (custom) button to display the virtual dial screen. 3 Press Éí repeatedly until the desired mode is displayed in the center of the screen. Press . ● The virtual dial screen disappears. Mode dial setting Mode dial Éí buttons button button SELECT GO APERTURE PRIORITY MODE A S M 1 2 3 4 Virtual dial screen
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49 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) Shooting modes P Program shooting Allows you to take still pictures. The camera sets aperture and shutter speed. Other functions, such as flash modes and drive modes, can be adjusted manually. A/S/M/ Aperture priority/Shutter priority/Manual/My mode shooting For details on which shooting modes are selectable when the mode dial is set to A/S/M/ , refer to the previous page. ●A Aperture priority shooting Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. By decreasing the aperture value (F-number), the camera will focus within a smaller range, producing a picture with a blurred background. Increasing the value forces the camera to focus over a wider range in the forward and backward directions, resulting in a picture in which both the subject and the background are in focus. ~ “Aperture setting” (P. 53) Aperture (F-number) is decreased. Aperture (F-number) is increased.

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