Olympus C-765 manual

User manual for the Olympus C-765 in English. This PDF manual has 249 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA C-765 Ultra Zoom REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions. Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC. DIGITAL CAMERA - PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL
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Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. DIGITAL CAMERA C-765 Ultra Zoom REFERENCE MANUAL
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2 For customers in North and South America For customers in Europe Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). “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 USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : C-765 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 : 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 Composition of the manual Miscellaneous P.186 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Advanced Photography To get that particular shot using various effects or for fine-tuning the settings. Getting started Using the menus Shooting basics Flash Advanced shooting Adjusting the image quality and exposure Useful functions Print setting (DPOF) Direct printing (PictBridge) For playing back and editing pictures Settings that make the camera easier to operate. Printing pictures Troubleshooting and other information Contents Names of parts P.4 P.10 P.17 P.32 P.43 P.57 P.65 P.96 P.113 P.135 P.158 P.169 Playback Basic Photography Introduction of the camera’s functions Glossary of terms P.209 Index P.212 11 Specifications P.207
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4 Contents Composition of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Viewfinder and monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Memory gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battery check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 1 Getting started 17 Attaching the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Battery/card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Inserting and removing the battery and card. . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using an AC adapter (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Startup/Shutdown screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 If the card is not recognized (card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Adjusting the viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2 Using the menus 32 About the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 How to use the menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Shortcut menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 3 Shooting basics 43 Shooting modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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5 Contents If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Using the Focus Lock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 SUPER ZOOM – Using the super zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 4 Flash 57 Flash shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Using the slow synchronization flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Flash intensity control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 5 Advanced shooting 65 A/S/M mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Aperture priority shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Shutter priority shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Manual shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Using My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Focusing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 AF MODE – Changing the focus range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 FULLTIME AF – A reliable time-saving way to focus . . . . 71 AF AREA – Changing the position of the AF target mark . . . 72 AF LOCK – Locking the focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Manual focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Spot metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 MULTI METERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 AE LOCK – Locking the exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Super macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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6 Contents Sequential shooting . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sequential shooting, high speed sequential shooting and AF sequential shooting . . . . 85 Auto bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Self-portrait shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 PANORAMA - Panorama shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 2 IN 1 - Taking two-in-one pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 FUNCTION - Adding special effects to pictures . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Recording sound with still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Recording sound with movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 6 Adjusting the image quality and exposure 96 Record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 3:2 Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 ENLARGE SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Selecting a record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 ISO sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Exposure compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Auto white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Preset white balance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 One-touch white balane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 White balance adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 SHARPNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 CONTRAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 SATURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 NOISE REDUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Histogram display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 7 Playback 113 Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 QUICK VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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7 Contents Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Selecting the number of pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Editing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 INDEX - Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 EDIT - Editing a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Playback on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Picture rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Recording sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 SWITCH FRAME – Playing back only protected pictures . . . . . 132 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 8 Useful functions 135 ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 CUSTOM BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Setting the custom button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Using the custom button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 SHORT CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Setting the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 MY MODE SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 CARD SETUP – Formatting cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Information display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Monitor/viewfinder brightness adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 149 REC VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 SLEEP - Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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8 Contents POWER ON/OFF SETUP – Power on/off display setting . . . 152 SCREEN SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 FILE NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 PIXEL MAPPING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Measurement units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 VIDEO OUT – Video output selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 9 Print setting (DPOF) 158 How to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Single-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Resetting print reservation data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 10 Direct printing (PictBridge) 169 Using the direct printing function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Connecting the camera to a printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Printing pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Easy printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 ALL PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Trim the picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Exiting direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 If an error code is displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 11 Miscellaneous 186 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 List of menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 List of factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Modes and Shooting Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
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9 Contents Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Indications used in this manual Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. Reference pages describing details or associated information. Note
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10 Names of parts Camera Lens Strap eyelet gP.17 Self-timer lamp gP.84 Microphone gP.94, 95, 127 DC-IN jack gP.23 Flash gP.57 A/V OUT jack (MONO) gP.125 USB connector gP.170 Connector cover gP.23, 125, 170 Mode dial gP.43 Shutter button gP.47 Zoom lever (W/T•GU) gP.54, 115, 116
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11 Names of parts Viewfinder gP.12, 30, 47, 149 AE Lock/Custom button (x) gP.73, 78, 80, 137 Power switch gP.24 Monitor button (f) gP.47 Card access lamp gP.47 Arrow pad (acbd) gP.32, 113 OK/Menu button (e) gP.32 Monitor gP.12, 47 Flash mode button (#) gP.57 Diopter adjustment dial gP.30 Self-timer button (Y) gP.84 Protect button (0) gP.131 Rotation button (y) gP.126 Flash button gP.57 Battery compartment/card cover gP.20 Tripod socket Erase button (S) gP.133 QUICK VIEW button gP.114
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12 Names of parts Viewfinder and monitor indications INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the screen. Screens with the Information display set to ON are shown below. g“Information display” (P.148) Shooting modes Still picture Movie Item Indications Ref. Page 1 Shooting modes P, A, S, M, N, m, L, J, I, s, P P.43 2 Shutter speed 15" – 1/1000 P.67 3 Aperture value F2.8 – F8.0 P.66 4 Exposure compensation Exposure differential -2.0 – +2.0 -3.0 – +3.0 P.102 P.68 5 Battery check e, f P.15 6 Green lamp P.48 7 Flash stand-by Camera movement warning/Flash charge # (Lights) # (Blinks) P.59 8 Macro mode Super macro mode Manual focus & % MF P.82 P.83 P.75 9 Noise reduction O P.110 0.0 0.0 2288 1712 2288 1712 HQ HQ 00:36 00:36 00:36 ISO100 ISO100
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13 Names of parts 10 Flash mode !, #, $, #SLOW1, HSLOW1, #SLOW2 P.57 11 Flash intensity control w -2.0 – +2.0 P.64 12 Drive o, j, i, k, 7 P.85 13 Self-timer Y P.84 14 Sound record R P.94, 95, 127 15 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.96 16 Resolution 2288 × 1712, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480 etc. P.98 17 AF target mark [ ] P.47 18 Number of storable still pictures Time remaining 30 00:36 P.98 P.52 19 AE lock AE memory B C P.80 20 Spot metering n P.77 21 ISO ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400 P.101 22 White Balance 5, 3, 1, w, x, y, V P.103 23 White balance adjustment B1 – B7, R1 – R7 P.106 24 Saturation 6-5 – +5 P.109 25 Sharpness N -5 – +5 P.107 26 Contrast J -5 – +5 P.108 27 Memory gauge a, b, c, d P.15 Item Indications Ref. Page
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14 Names of parts Playback mode • 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 playback function. Still picture Movie Item Indications Ref. Page 1 Battery check e, f P.15 2 Switch frame J P.132 3 Print reservation, Number of prints Movie < × 10 n P.160 P.119 4 Sound record H P.94 5 Protect 9 P.131 6 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.96 7 Resolution 2288 × 1712, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480, 320 × 240 etc. P.98 8 Aperture value F2.8 – F8.0 P.66 9 Shutter speed 15" – 1/1000 P.67 10 Exposure compensation -2.0 – +2.0 P.102 11 White balance WB AUTO, 5, 3, 1, w, x, y, V P.103 12 ISO ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400 P.101 13 Date and time ’04.06.17 15:30 P.28 14 File number, Frame number Playing time/ Total recording time FILE : 100 – 0030, 30 00:00/00:20 P.154 '04.06.17 15:30 '04.06.17 15:30 0.0 0.0 2288*1712 2288*1712 HQ HQ '04.06.1 '04.06.17 7 15:30 5:30 00:00/00:20 00:00/00:20 6 7 11 13 14 1 2 3 4 5 Note
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15 Names of parts Memory gauge The memory gauge lights up when you take a still picture. While the gauge is lit, the camera is storing the picture on the card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. The indication is not displayed during movie recording. 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. 2288 1712 2288 1712 HQ HQ Memory gauge Battery check Before shooting (Gauge is off) No more pictures can be taken (Fully lit) Wait until the gauge returns to the status on the left to take the next shot. One picture taken (Lit) Two or more taken (Lit) Shoot Shoot Shoot Wait a b c d e f Lights (green) (Goes off after a while) Remaining power level: high Remaining power level: exhausted Charge the battery. Blinks (red) Remaining power level: low Charge the battery. BATTERYEMPTY is displayed.
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16 How to use this manual This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. Set the mode dial to any of the marks shown here. Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details on operating procedures, see “How to use the menus” (P.33). This represents the arrow pad. Only arrows applicable to the operation are shown.
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17 Getting started 1 1 Getting started Attaching the strap 1 Pass the lens cap string through the hole in the lens cap, then pass the other end through the loop and pull tight. 2 Pull the ends of the strap out of the stopper and 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 strap eyelet on the camera. 4 Thread the end of the strap back through the ring and stopper as indicated by the arrows. Adjust the strap to the desired length. 5 Thread the end of the strap again through the stopper as indicated by the arrow. Pull the strap through the stopper (B) to make sure it is fastened securely. 6 Attach the strap to the other eyelet following steps 3 to 5. • Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing injury or damage. • Attach the strap correctly as shown above 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. Stopper Ring A Strap eyelet B Note
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18 1 Getting started Battery/card basics Charging the battery This camera uses an Olympus lithium-ion battery (LI-10B). Other types of batteries cannot be used. The battery is not fully charged at the time of purchase. Be sure to use the specified battery charger (LI-10C) to charge the battery before use. For more information, read the manual supplied with the battery charger. 1 Connect the power cord to the power connector on the battery charger. 2 Plug the power cord into an AC wall outlet. 3 Insert the battery into the battery charger while aligning the + - marks on both the battery and battery charger. • The charging indicator lights red and charging begins. • When charging is complete, the indicator lights green. AC wall outlet Charging indicator Connection terminals Lithium-ion battery (LI-10B) Battery polarity
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19 Battery/card basics Getting started 1 • Charging of the battery usually takes 2 hours. Charging may be completed quickly depending on how much battery power remains. • Do not use a battery charger other than the specified battery charger. • If the charging indicator blinks red, this may indicate that the battery is not properly attached or that the battery has malfunctioned. • Charging of the battery may cause noise on a television or radio sharing the same wall outlet; however, this is not a malfunction. If this should happen, plug the battery charger into a separate wall outlet. • The battery may become hot during charging; however, this does not indicate a malfunction. • This battery charger is guaranteed to operate within an ambient temperature range of 0°C to 40°C. To ensure maximum performance of the battery charger, however, you are recommended to use it between 10°C and 30°C. • When using the battery charger in a foreign country, be sure to use a travel converter that matches the wall outlet in the area the camera is being used. Please consult a travel agency for more information on travel converters. Card basics “Card” in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the card to record pictures. The card corresponds to normal camera film for recording the pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. Index area You can write down the card’s contents. Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 to 512 MB) • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. g“CARD SETUP – Formatting cards” (P.146) Note Note
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20 Battery/card basics 1 Getting started Inserting and removing the battery and card 1 Make sure the camera is turned off. • The monitor is off. • The viewfinder is off. • The lens is not extended. 2 Slide the battery compartment/card cover in the direction of A, then lift in the direction of B. • Use the ball of your finger to slide the cover. Do not use your fingernail as this could result in injury. 3 Loading the battery Align the battery as shown and insert it into the battery compartment until the battery is locked in position with the battery lock knob. Removing the battery Slide the knob in the direction of the arrow. When the battery is ejected, pull it out of the battery compartment. A B Battery lock knob Battery lock knob The amount of power consumed varies considerably depending on the operations performed on the digital camera. If you use an exhausted battery, the camera may turn off without displaying the battery level warning (P.15). Low battery warning
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21 Battery/card basics Getting started 1 • The life of the battery may vary according to the shooting conditions, etc. • The amount of power consumed by the camera varies considerably depending on shooting conditions, etc. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This discourages the power to last longer. • When the monitor is turned on. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. • Repeated zoom adjustments. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the FULLTIME AF mode is turned on. • When connected to a computer or printer. • If the camera is left for about 3 hours with the battery removed, some of the internal settings may revert to the factory default settings. Inserting a card Insert the card in the appropriate direction. • Insert the card while keeping it straight. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. Note Notch Contact area
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22 Battery/card basics 1 Getting started Removing the card Push the card all the way in to unlock it, then let it return slowly. • The card is ejected a short way and then stops. Hold the card straight and pull it out. 4 Close the battery compartment/card cover in direction C and then slide it in the direction shown D. • Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint pens. • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, or remove the card or the battery while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data stored on the card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored. • Do not place a sticker or label on the card as this could prevent the card from being ejected. D C Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Notes for removing the card Note
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23 Getting started 1 Using an AC adapter (optional) An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as image downloads to a computer. 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. 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. • If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a computer or printer, the image data may be lost or damaged. It is recommended you use the AC adapter when connected to a computer or printer. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is connected to a computer or printer. • Do not remove or load the battery or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. • When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the AC adapter even if the battery is loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge the battery in the camera. DC-IN jack (black) AC wall outlet Power plug AC adapter Connection cord plug Connector cover Note
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24 1 Getting started Power on/off 1 Press the tabs on the lens cap as indicated by the arrows and remove the lens cap. 2 Press the power switch. • The power turns on and the lens extends when the mode dial is set to any mode other than q. The monitor turns on. • When the mode dial is set to q, the camera turns on in the playback mode and the monitor turns on. 3 To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. TIPS • To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode and stops the operation after about 3 minutes of non- operation. The camera activates again as soon as you operate the shutter button or zoom lever. The sleep time interval can be set in any shooting mode (except q). g“SLEEP - Sleep Timer” (P.151) • If the camera is subjected to strong vibrations or shocks while it is turned on, the camera may immediately turn off and reset the date and other settings. Mode dial Note
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25 Power on/off Getting started 1 Startup/Shutdown screen This image is displayed on the monitor each time the camera is turned on or off. You can also use your favorite image (P.152). If the card is not recognized (card check) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If there is no card in the camera or a card that is not supported by this camera is inserted, the following screen is displayed. All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Monitor indication Corrective action q NO CARD There is no card in the camera or the card is not inserted properly. → Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again correctly. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. Format the card or replace it with a new one. → Press ac to select POWER OFF, then press e. Replace the card with a new one. → Format the card. Press ac to select I FORMAT, then press e to display the confirmation screen. Select YES and press e. Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures. Startup/Shutdown screen (Factory default setting) POWER%OFF FORMAt CARD%SEtUP SELECt GO NO CAUtION ERASING%ALL SELECt GO FORMAt YES Note
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26 1 Getting started Selecting a language You can select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. Available language vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. 1 Set the mode dial to P and press the power switch to turn the camera on. 2 Press e. • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press d on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press ac to select the SETUP tab, then press d. Arrow pad OK button Mode dial Power switch MODE MENU ESP Top menu CARD SEtUP CAM PIC ALL RESEt ON ON ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 3 MIN 3 MIN 1 SLEEP REC VIEW PW ON/OFF SEtUP SETUP tab
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27 Selecting a language Getting started 1 5 Press ac to select W, then press d. • The green frame moves to the selected item. 6 Press ac to select a language, then press e. 7 Press e again to exit the menu. 8 To turn the camera off, press the power switch. CAM PIC CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt ON ON ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 3 MIN 3 MIN 1 SLEEP REC VIEW PW ON/OFF SEtUP ENGLISH DEUtSCH SELECt GO FRANCAIS ESPAÑOL Power switch e button
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28 1 Getting started Setting the date and time 1 Set the mode dial to P and press the power switch to turn the camera on. 2 Press e. • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press d on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press ac to select the SETUP tab, then press d. 5 Press ac to select X, then press d. • The green frame moves to the selected item. Arrow pad OK button Mode dial Power switch Top menu MODE MENU ESP CARD SEtUP CAM PIC ALL RESEt ON ON ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 3 MIN 3 MIN 1 SLEEP REC VIEW PW ON/OFF SEtUP SETUP tab CARD SEtUP CAM PIC '04.01.01 '04.01.01 00.00 00.00 RESEt RESEt PIXEL MAPPING FILE NAME MY MODE SEtUP
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29 Setting the date and time Getting started 1 6 Press ac to select one of the following date formats: Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day), M-D-Y (Month/ Day/Year), D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year). Then press d. • Move to the year setting. • The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press ac to set the year, then press d to move to the month setting. • To move back to the previous setting, press b. • The first two digits of the year are fixed. 8 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. Consequently, 2 p.m. is displayed as 14:00. 9 Press e. • For a more accurate setting, press e when the time signal hits 00 seconds. 10 To turn the camera off, press the power switch. • The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings if the camera is left without the battery for approximately one day. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. Y M D SELECt GO SEt 2004 2004 SELECt GO SEt 20 2004 Power switch e button Note
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30 1 Getting started Adjusting the viewfinder To make the camera easier to use, adjust the viewfinder to match the eyesight (visual acuity) of the person using the camera. 1 Set the mode dial to h and press the power switch. • The camera and the monitor turn on. 2 Press f. • The monitor turns off and the viewfinder turns on. 3 While looking through the viewfinder, slowly turn the diopter adjustment dial. 4 Turn the dial until the AF target mark can be seen clearly. Power switch Mode dial f button Diopter adjustment dial Viewfinder AF target mark
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31 Getting started 1 Holding the camera Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. When taking pictures in the vertical position, hold the camera so that the flash is higher than the lens. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. • Clear pictures cannot be obtained if the camera moves as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently. Horizontal grip Vertical grip Top view Do not hold this part of the lens. Note
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32 2 Using the menus 2 Using the menus About the menus When you turn on the camera and press e, the top menu is displayed on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This chapter explains how the menus work, using the P mode screens. CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M OFF OFF AUtO AUtO ESP ESP ESP CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO OFF A/S/M ESP • Lets you access the menu selections to set the ISO, sharpness, etc. • Categorizes the settings into 4 tabs. • Press ac to select a tab and display the associated menu items. • There is no mode menu in h mode. Use the arrow pad to select a menu. Press e. The top menu is displayed. Tab MODE MENU SHORTCUT MENUS Top menu • Take you directly to the setting screens. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. • The functions registered in the shortcut menus can also be accessed from the MODE MENU. • The shortcut menus can be replaced in modes other than hnq. g“Setting the shortcut menu” (P.141) MODE MENU ESP
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33 Using the menus 2 How to use the menus MODE MENU ESP SEt CAM PIC CARD CARD%SEtUP CARD SEtUP CAM PIC ALL RESEt ON ON ENGLISH ENGLISH ON ON 3 MIN 3 MIN 1 SLEEP REC VIEW PW ON/OFF SEtUP 1Press e to display the top menu. Press d. Top menu CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab 2Press ac to select a tab, then press d. Press b to return to the tab selection screen. CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M OFF OFF AUtO AUtO ESP ESP ESP CARD SEt CAM PICtURE HQ HQ WB AUtO AUtO SHARPNESS CONtRASt Arrow pad OK/Menu button a c a c a c d d b continued overleaf.
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34 How to use the menus 2 Using the menus • Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and the settings performed. • If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. g“ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings” (P.135) CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M ESP ESP ESP OFF OFF AUtO AUtO CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO OFF A/S/M ESP CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO OFF A/S/M ESP CAMERA 4Press acto select a setting. Press e to complete setting.Press e again to exit the menu and return to shooting status. The green frame moves to the selected item. b or e 3Press ac to select an item, then press d. To return to select an item, press b or e. CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M ESP ESP ESP OFF OFF AUtO AUtO a c a c d Slider bar This is also displayed on other pages with settings. Note
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35 Using the menus 2 Shortcut menus Shooting modes *TIFF cannot be selected when the mode dial is set to h. h mode i j l m r p P mode n mode (Factory default setting) Selects a shooting mode from o (single-frame shooting), j (sequential shooting), i (high speed sequential shooting), k (AF sequential shooting) and 7 (auto bracketing). P.85 Selects the metering method (ESP, 5 or MULTI). P.77 Extends the maximum optical zoom, making possible up to approx. 40× zoom. P.56 Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture : TIFF*, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Movie : SHQ, HQ, SQ P.96 Used to take pictures of a close subject.Selects OFF, & or %. P.82 DRIVE CARD SEtUP MODE MENU ESP WB DIGItAL ZOOM MODE MENU DRIVE ESP/5 DIGITAL ZOOM K &
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36 Shortcut menus 2 Using the menus Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. P.103 Sets the date and time. P.28 Formats a card. P.146 WB X CARD SETUP
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37 Shortcut menus Using the menus 2 Playback mode TIPS • The functions registered in the shortcut menus can also be accessed from the MODE MENU. The shortcut menus can be replaced in modes other than hnq.g“Setting the shortcut menu” (P.141) Still picture Movie Runs through all saved pictures one after another. P.118 MOVIE PLAYBACK Plays back movies. P.119 INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 frames. P.121 EDIT Edits a movie. P.123 Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P.148 Selects [ALL] to display all images or 0 to display only protected images. P.132 INFO MODE MENU SWItCH FRAME INFO MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY SWItCH FRAME m MOVIE PLAY INFO SWITCH FRAME
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38 2 Using the menus Mode Menus The MODE MENU has 4 tabs. Press ac to select a tab and display the associated menu items. Shooting modes CAMERA tab ESP/5 Selects the metering method (ESP, 5 or MULTI). P.77 & Used to take pictures of a close subject. Selects OFF, &, %. P.82 DRIVE Selects a shooting mode from o (single-frame shooting), j (sequential shooting), i (high speed sequential shooting), k (AF sequential shooting) and 7 (auto bracketing). P.85 ISO Selects the ISO sensitivity from AUTO, 64, 100, 200 and 400. P.101 A/S/M Selects the shooting mode from A (Aperture priority shooting), S (Shutter priority shooting) and M (Manual shooting). P.65 r1/2/3/4 Selects a mode to be activated when taking pictures in r mode. P.69 w Adjusts the amount of light emitted by the flash. P.64 #SLOW Selects from #SLOW1 (1st curtain), HSLOW1 (1st curtain with red-eye reduction) and #SLOW2 (2nd curtain) when the flash mode is set to #SLOW (slow synchronization). P.63 NOISE REDUCTION Reduces the noise that affects pictures during long exposures. P.110 CARD SEt PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M OFF OFF AUtO AUtO ESP ESP ESP CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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39 Mode Menus Using the menus 2 DIGITAL ZOOM Extends the maximum optical zoom up to approximately 40× magnification. P.56 FULLTIME AF Keeps the image in focus at all times without having to press the shutter button halfway. P.71 AF MODE Selects the auto focus method (iESP or SPOT). P.70 o Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. P.88 PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. P.89 2 IN 1 Combines two still pictures taken in succession and stores them as a single picture. P.91 FUNCTION Adds special effects to pictures (BLACK & WHITE, SEPIA, WHITE BOARD, BLACK BOARD). P.93 AF AREA Changes the position of the AF target mark using the arrow pad. P.72 INFO Selects whether to display all the information such as shutter speed and white balance, or only the minimum information. P.148 u Displays a histogram showing the luminance distribution of still pictures. P.111 R (still pictures) Sound can be recorded when taking still pictures. P.94 R (movies) Selects whether to record sound when shooting a movie. P.95 SUPER ZOOM Extends the optical zoom, making possible up to 14× zoom in 1600 × 1200 record mode. P.55 PICTURE tab K Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture: TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.96 WB Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. P.103 > Makes fine changes to the white balance. P.106
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40 Mode Menus 2 Using the menus SHARPNESS Adjusts the sharpness of the image. P.107 CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast of the image. P.108 SATURATION Adjusts the level of color depth without changing the tint. P.109 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. P.146 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.135 W Selects a language for on-screen display. P.26 PW ON/OFF SETUP Sets the picture that is displayed when the power is turned on and off. P.152 REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the monitor while saving them to a card. P.150 SLEEP Sets the sleep timer. P.151 MY MODE SETUP Customizes settings which are activated in the r mode. P.143 FILE NAME Changes how file names are assigned. P.154 PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing functions for errors. P.155 s Adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder or monitor. P.149 X Sets the date and time. P.28 m/ft Sets the measurement unit (m/ft) used during manual focus. P.156 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. P.157 SHORT CUT Assigns frequently used functions as shortcut menus. P.140 CUSTOM BUTTON Assigns a frequently used function to the camera’s custom button. P.137 8 Turns off the beep sound for button operations and warnings. P.152
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41 Mode Menus Using the menus 2 Playback mode PLAY tab*1 < Stores the necessary information on the card to allow you to print the pictures taken. P.158 u Displays a histogram showing the luminance distribution. P.111 R Adds sound to a still picture already taken. P.127 *1 The PLAY tab is not displayed during movie playback. EDIT tab*2 Q Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new file. P.128 P Crops part of a picture and saves it as a new file. P.129 *2 The EDIT tab is not displayed during movie playback. CARD tab CARD SETUP Erases all image data stored on the card or format the card. P.134, 146 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.135 W Selects a language for on-screen display. P.26 PW ON/OFF SETUP Sets the picture that is displayed when the power is turned on and off. P.152 CARD SEt EDIt PLAY OFF OFF PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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42 Mode Menus 2 Using the menus SCREEN SETUP Registers a stored picture for use as the picture displayed when the power is turned on and off. P.153 s Adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder or monitor. P.149 X Sets the date and time. P.28 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. P.157 G Selects the number of frames in the index display. P.117 8 Turns off the beep sound for button operations and warnings. P.152
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43 Shooting basics 3 3 Shooting basics Shooting modes The shooting modes include modes where the optimal settings for the situation are automatically selected, and modes where you can select the settings best suited to the shooting conditions and the effect you wish to achieve. You can change the shooting mode before and after turning the camera on. Situation-related modes h Full-auto shooting Allows you to take still pictures using no special functions or manual adjustments. The camera sets the optimal focusing and exposure. This is the simplest of all shooting modes. i Portrait shooting Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. This mode features an in- focus subject against a blurred background. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. Setting-related modes Shooting modes Situation- related modes Playback mode gP.113 Mode dial
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44 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics j Sports shooting Suitable for capturing fast-moving action (such as sports) without blur. Even a fast-moving subject will be clear and sharp, as if it is not moving, enabling you to capture facial expressions and detailed activity. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. l Landscape shooting Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Both the foreground and the background are in focus. Since blues and greens are vividly reproduced in this mode, it is excellent for shooting natural scenery. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. m Night Scene shooting Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. For example, if you take a picture of a street at night in h mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with the background underexposed and without details. In the Night Scene shooting mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically selects the optimal settings for this type of shooting condition. Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure you stabilize the camera by using a tripod.
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45 Shooting modes Shooting basics 3 Setting-related modes P Program shooting Allows you to take still pictures. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed. Other functions, such as flash modes and drive modes, can be adjusted manually. p Aperture priority/Shutter priority/Manual shooting When the mode dial is set to p, the following items can be set with the menus. g“A/S/M mode” (P.65). 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 increased “depth of field”, in which both the subject and the background are in focus. g“Aperture priority shooting” (P.66) S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. Set the shutter speed according to the subject and the type of effect you want. g“Shutter priority shooting” (P.67) Aperture (F-number) is decreased. Aperture (F-number) is increased.
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46 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics M Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. To check the exposure, refer to the exposure differential. This mode gives you more creative control, allowing you to make the settings you need to get the type of picture you want, regardless of optimum exposure. g“Manual shooting” (P.68) r My Mode Allows you to save your favorite settings as your own personal mode and use these customized settings when taking pictures. Current settings can also be saved for retrieving by this mode. g“MY MODE SETUP” (P.143) g“Using My Mode” (P.69) n Movie record Allows you to record movies. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically. Even if the subject moves during recording or the distance to the subject changes, correct focusing and exposure are maintained continuously. If R is set to ON, soud is recorded at the same time. g“Recording movies” (P.52) • The available settings vary depending on the mode. g“Modes and Shooting Functions” (P.203) Setting the shutter speed higher lets you capture fast- moving action without blur. The subject will be clear and sharp, as if it is not moving. Setting the shutter speed lower blurs a moving subject, giving the impression of movement. Note
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47 Shooting basics 3 Taking still pictures You can take still pictures using either the monitor or the viewfinder. 1 Set the mode dial to h i j l m r p P and press the power switch. g“Power on/off” (P.24) • The monitor turns on. 2 Decide the composition of the picture. Mode dial Shutter button Mode dial Card access lamp Power switch f button Flash button To shoot using the viewfinder, press f to turn the viewfinder on. 2288 1712 2288 1712 HQ HQ AF target mark
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48 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. • When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights (focus lock). • The AF target mark moves to the focused position. • The shutter speed and aperture value automatically set by the camera are displayed (except in M mode). • # blinks to warn of camera movement. Press the flash button to open the flash.(P.57) • When # lights after the flash has popped up, the flash is ready to fire. The flash fires automatically when the shutter button is pressed all the way. 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera takes the picture. • The card access lamp blinks while the picture is stored on the card. TIPS The subject cannot be focused on. g“If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P.50) The green lamp blinks. → You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 7 cm/2.8" (wide-angle) (1.2 m/3.9 ft. (telephoto)) away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 3 cm/ 1.2" from the subject. (P.83) → Depending on the subject, the focus and exposure may not be locked. g“Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P.51) # blinks when the shutter button is pressed halfway. → The flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off. To check the picture you have just taken immediately → Set Rec View to ON. g“REC VIEW” (P.150) F2.8 F2.8 2288 1712 2288 1712 HQ HQ Green lamp #mark
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49 Taking still pictures Shooting basics 3 To record sound with the picture → You can record sound when taking still pictures. Set R to ON. g“Recording sound with still pictures” (P.94) You can also add sound to a picture that has already been taken. g“Recording sound” (P.127) The monitor or viewfinder turns off automatically → If the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the monitor and viewfinder turn off automatically. Operate the shutter button or zoom lever to turn the viewfinder or monitor on. g“SLEEP - Sleep Timer” (P.151) To adjust the brightness of the monitor or viewfinder → Go to “Monitor brightness Adjustment” and adjust the brightness. g“Monitor/viewfinder brightness adjustment” (P.149) The monitor or viewfinder is hard to see → Bright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines (smears) to appear on the image in the monitor or viewfinder. This does not affect recorded pictures. To check the area the camera is focusing on → If you press f while pressing the shutter button halfway, the area you are focusing on is enlarged. Pressing f once more returns the size to normal. This function is not available in the digital zoom range. g“DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom” (P.56) • Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is pressed hard, the camera may move and pictures may come out blurred. • Recorded pictures will be saved on the card regardless of whether the camera is turned off or the batteries are replaced or removed. • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the picture in shadow may appear colored. 2288 1712 2288 1712 HQ HQ Note

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