Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom manual

User manual for the Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom in English. This PDF manual has 205 pages.

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CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> C-60ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA - PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions. Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC.
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DIGITAL CAMERA C-60 ZOOM REFERENCE MANUAL ● Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. ● We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. ● The images and illustrations in this manual may differ from their real versions.
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2 For customers in North and South America For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark cameras are intended for sales in Europe. Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : C-60 ZOOM RM-2 (Remote control) 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 Printing pictures Settings that make the camera easier to operate Basic photography Introduction to the camera's functions 1 Getting started P. 15 2 Using the menus P. 27 3 Shooting basics P. 35 Find out how to adjust settings manually for more creative control 4 Advanced shooting P. 58 Playing back and editing pictures 7 Useful functions P. 103 8 Print setting (DPOF) P. 125 9 Direct printing (PictBridge) P. 129 Troubleshooting and other information 10 Miscellaneous P. 143 5 Adjusting the image P. 79 quality and exposure 6 Playback P. 89 C C C Co o o om m m mp p p po o o os s s si i i it t t ti i i io o o on n n n o o o of f f f t t t th h h he e e e m m m ma a a an n n nu u u ua a a al l l l Contents P. 4 Names of parts P. 8 Specifications P. 163 Glossary P. 165 Index P. 168
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Contents 4 Composition of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Memory gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Battery check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1 Getting started 15 Attaching the strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battery/Card basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Battery basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Loading/Unloading the battery/card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using an optional AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Power on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Startup/Shutdown screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 If the card is not recognized (Card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Date/time setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Language selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2 Using the menus 27 What are the menus? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 How to use the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Shortcut menus (shooting/playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MODE MENU (shooting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 MODE MENU (playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3 Shooting basics 35 Shooting modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Holding the camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 How to press the shutter button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Taking still pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Taking still pictures using the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Taking still pictures using the viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Comparison of the monitor & viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 How to turn off the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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5 Contents If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock) . . . . . . 46 When Auto focus does not work (Subjects that are difficult to focus on). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Movie recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Using the optical zoom.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 DIGITAL ZOOM — Using the digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Flash shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Flash intensity control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 4 Advanced shooting 58 Aperture priority shooting A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Shutter priority shooting S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Manual shooting M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 FULLTIME AF — A reliable time-saving way to focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Selecting the metering area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Macro mode shooting — Taking close-up pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Super macro shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Remote control shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sequential shooting BKT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Sequential shooting & AF sequential shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Auto bracketing — Shooting pictures sequentially with a different exposure for each frame BKT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Panorama shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Taking two-in-one pictures 2 IN 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 FUNCTION — Adding special effects to pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Recording sound with still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Recording sound with movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Using the optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
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6 Contents 5 Adjusting the image quality and exposure 79 Record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Selecting still picture record modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Selecting movie record modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 ISO sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 White balance WB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SHARPNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 CONTRAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 NOISE REDUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 6 Playback 89 Viewing still pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Selecting the number of pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Picture rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 INDEX — Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Playback on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Recording sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 7 Useful functions 103 ALL RESET — Saving the camera’s settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 SHORT CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Registering functions to the shortcut menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Using the shortcut menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 MY MODE SETUP — Registering customized settings in the mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 INFO — Displaying shooting information on the monitor INFO . . . . . 111 Histogram display — Displaying the brightness distribution of still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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7 Contents CARD SETUP — Formatting cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Monitor brightness adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Beep — Setting the warning tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 SHUTTER SOUND — Setting the shutter sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 VOLUME — Adjusting the playback volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 PW ON/OFF SETUP — Power on/off display/ sound volume setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 REC VIEW — Checking the picture immediately after shooting. . . . . . 121 SLEEP — Sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 VIDEO OUT — Selecting the video signal type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 FILE NAME — Assigning a file name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 PIXEL MAPPING — Checking the image processing functions . . . . . . 124 8 Print setting (DPOF) 125 How to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Applying print reservation to a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 9 Direct printing (PictBridge) 129 Using the direct printing function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Connecting the camera to a printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Printing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Printing basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 ALL PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Exiting direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 If an error code is displayed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 10 Miscellaneous 143 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Menu directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 How to replace the battery (CR2025) of the remote control device . . . . 162 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
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Names of parts 8 S C E N E Flash ~P. 53 Self-timer/Remote control lamp ~P. 65, 66 Microphone ~P. 75, 77, 98 AF sensor Strap eyelet ~P. 15 Lens Lens barrier Remote control receiver ~P. 66 Shutter button ~P. 40 Mode dial ~P. 35 Speaker Zoom lever (W /T ) ~P. 51, 90, 91 Power lamp ~P. 21
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9 Names of parts (Flash mode) button ~P. 55 (Erase) button ~P. 101 Green lamp ~P. 40 Orange lamp ~P. 40, 55 Viewfinder ~P. 42 AF target mark ~P. 41, 46 Monitor ~P. 10, 41, 117 (Playback) button ~P. 21, 89 Card access lamp ~P. 40, 41 DC-IN jack ~P. 20 Connector cover ~P. 20, 97 A/V OUT jack (MONO) ~P. 97 USB connector ~P. 130 Tripod socket Battery/Card compartment cover ~P. 18 OK/Menu button ( ) ~P. 27 Arrow pad ( ) ~P. 27, 89 (Macro/Spot) button ~P. 62, 63 (Protect) button ~P. 100
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Monitor indications 10 P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 HQ 2816x2112 1 5 6 7 8 9 2 3 4 P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 +2.0 HQ 2816x2112 10 12 13 11 22 15 14 16 18 19 17 21 20 NR NR ISO 100 When INFO is set to ON  Indications during shooting When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON  Indications during still picture playback When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON  Indications during movie playback When INFO is set to OFF HQ ’04.07.01 16:00 00:00/00:20 31 25 30 27 28 32 100-0015 6 HQ SIZE: 320x240 +0.3 WB AUTO WB AUTO ’04.07.01 16:00 00:00/00:20 6 7 4 22 100-0015 100-0018 HQ ’04.07.01 12:30 18 10 23 25 24 6 28 29 27 26 30 4 22 21 7 2 3 100-0018 HQ SIZE: 2816x2112 F2.8 1/800 +0.3 ISO100 ’04.07.01 12:30 18
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Items Indications Ref. page 1 Shooting mode , P, A, S, M, P. 35 , , , , , , 2 Shutter speed 8 to 1/1000 P. 59 3 Aperture value F2.8 to F8.0 P. 58 4 Exposure compensation –2.0 to +2.0 P. 84 Exposure differential –3.0 to +3.0 P. 60 5 AF target mark P. 41 6 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 79 7 Resolution 2816 x 2112, 2560 x 1920 P. 79 1600 x 1200, etc. 8 Number of storable 24 (still pictures) P. 80 still pictures/ Remaining recording 00:24 (min.: sec.) (movies) P. 49 time 9 Memory gauge P. 13 10 Battery check P. 13 11 Noise reduction P. 88 12 Flash stand-by mark P. 55 13 Green lamp  P. 40 14 Macro mode/ P. 63 Super macro mode P. 64 15 Flash mode , , , SLOW, P. 53 SLOW 16 Flash intensity control –2.0 to +2.0 P. 57 17 Drive mode , , , BKT P. 68 18 Self-timer/ P. 65 Remote control P. 66 19 Sound record P. 75, 77 20 Spot metering P. 62 , 11 Monitor indications , , ,
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12 Monitor indications Items Indications Ref. page 21 ISO ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, P. 83 ISO400 22 White balance , , , P. 85 23 Print reservation P. 127 24 Number of prints x2 to x10 P. 128 25 Protect P. 100 26 File number 100-0018 — 27 Date '04.07.01 P. 24 28 Time 07:15, 12:30, 17:45 P. 24 29 Frame number 18 — 30 Sound record P. 98 31 Movie P. 94 32 Movie playback time 00:00/00:20 — 00:00 / 00:20 Overall recording time Elapsed playback time • The monitor indications differ depending on the camera's settings. • You can select the amount of information displayed on the monitor. ~ “INFO — Displaying shooting information on the monitor” (P. 111) Note
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13 Monitor indications The memory gauge lights up when the camera is storing a still picture you have just taken on the card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. The memory gauge does not appear during movie recording. Memory gauge Shoot Wait Before shooting (Gauge is off) Battery check Lights (green) Remaining power level: High* Lights (red) Remaining power level: Low. If you intend to use the camera for a long period of time, charge the battery as soon as possible. No indication The green lamp and orange lamp next to the viewfinder blink. Remaining power level: Exhausted. Replace with a charged battery. 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. One picture taken (Lit) When taking still pictures Shoot Shoot Wait Wait No more pictures can be taken (Fully lit). Wait until the gauge returns to the status on the left to take the next shot. * Your digital camera's power consumption varies greatly depending on usage and operating conditions. Under some operating conditions, the camera may turn off without warning that battery power is low. If this occurs, re-charge the battery. Memory gauge
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4 Advanced shootin Panorama shooting 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T PANORAMA. Press . ~ “How to use the menus” (P. 28) 2 On the monitor, use the arrow pad to choose the direction you want the pictures connected. : Connects the pictures from left to right. : Connects the pictures from right to left. You can take advantage of panorama shooting with an Olympus xD-Picture Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect images with overlapping edges into a single panoramic image, using CAMEDIA Master software (contained on the provided CD-ROM). Available modes How to use this manual 14 Sets the camera to any of the modes shown. Step through the menus in the order of the arrows (P. 27) This represents the arrow pad. Only arrows applicable to the operation are shown. Important information on factors that may lead to a malfunction or operational problem. 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 Indications used in this manual
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15 Attaching the strap 1 Getting started 1 Getting started 1 Thread the end (small loop) of the strap through the strap eyelet. 2 Thread the rest of the strap through the small loop that you threaded through the eyelet. 3 Pull on the strap to make sure it is securely fastened. 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
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16 1 Getting started Battery/Card basics Battery basics This camera uses an Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-10B/12B). This battery is dedicated to this camera and other batteries do not work. The battery is not fully charged when the camera is purchased. Fully charge the battery on the specified charger (LI-10C) before first use. Do not use any other chargers. For details, read the charger’s instructions (provided). To the AC input connector AC cable Lithium ion battery Charger AC wall outlet • Charging of the battery usually takes 2 hours. Charging may be completed quickly depending on how much battery power remains. • 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. Note
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17 Battery/Card basics 1 Getting started 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. The following cards can be used: Read the instructions for the card carefully before use. Index area Write the card’s contents here. Compatible xD-Picture Card: xD-Picture Card (16 to 512 MB) Contact area The camera reads the card here. Do not touch. • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a computer). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. ~ “Formatting cards” (P. 115) • Do not place a sticker or label on the card as this could prevent the card from being ejected. Note
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18 1 Getting started Battery/Card basics 1 Make sure the camera is turned off: ● The lens barrier is closed. ● The monitor is turned off. ● The green lamp is off. ● The power lamp is off. 2 Slide the battery/card compartment cover in the direction of the arrow A. ● The battery/card compartment cover unlocks and opens in the direction of the arrow 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 Insert the battery in the correct direction in the battery/card compartment. ● Make sure the knob is locked securely. If the knob is not locked, the battery may pop out when opening the battery/card compartment cover. Unloading the battery Slide the knob in the direction of the arrow. The battery pops out. Remove it. S C E N E Lens barrier Monitor Loading/Unloading the battery/card Knob Green lamp A B Power lamp Battery/card compartment cover
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19 1 Getting started Battery/Card basics Loading the card Face the card the correct way and insert it into the battery/card compartment. ● 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. Unloading 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/card compartment cover in the direction of the arrow C, then slide it in the direction of the arrow D. D C • Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint pens. • Never open the battery/card compartment cover or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored. • The card may eject forcibly if you take your finger off the card immediately after pushing it. Note • If the battery is removed within 3 seconds after the power is turned off, the settings saved in the mode may be canceled. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This could affect the number of storable pictures or remaining recording time. – When the monitor is turned on. – Repeated auto-focus by pressing the shutter button halfway. – Repeated power zoom adjustments. – When the camera is connected to a computer or printer. Note Index area
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20 1 Getting started Battery/Card basics Using an optional AC adapter In addition to the provided battery, an optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand AC adapter can be used. An AC adapter is useful when performing time-consuming tasks such as downloading images to a computer. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the region the camera is being used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or service center for details. AC adapter AC wall outlet DC-IN jack Connection cord plug Power plug • Before using the AC adapter, remove the battery from the camera. • If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a computer, image data may be corrupted. It is recommended that you use the optional AC adapter when transferring images to a computer. Do not disconnect or connect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the computer. • Do not remove or load the battery 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. • Carefully read the “Safety Precautions” included in the package before use. Note Connector cover
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21 1 Getting started Power on/off Turning the camera on: Open the lens barrier. Turning the camera off: Close the lens barrier. Shooting mode Power on: Open the lens barrier. The monitor turns on. The camera turns on in the shooting mode (the power lamp lights). Power off: Partly close the lens barrier to turn the camera off (about halfway across the lens). Wait until the monitor turns off and the lens is fully retracted. Close the lens barrier all the way. The camera turns off (the power lamp turns off). Playback mode Power on: Press the (playback) button with the lens barrier closed. The camera turns on in the playback mode (the monitor turns on). Power off: Press . The camera turns off (the monitor turns off). Turning the camera on: Press the button. Turning the camera off: Press the button.
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22 1 Getting started Power on/off • The camera automatically enters the sleep mode* to save power when the power is left on and no operations are performed. The camera activates again as soon as you operate any button. Sleep time interval can be set. ~ P. 122 * In the playback mode, the camera always turns off if no operation is performed for 3 minutes regardless of the sleep mode setting. • The power lamp stays lit in the following cases: – When the camera is connected to a computer. – When the camera is in the sleep mode. • When closing the lens barrier, do not push the lens barrier against the lens. Forcing the lens barrier may damage the camera body or cause a malfunction. Note Startup/Shutdown screen You can select whether to display the startup/shutdown screen or adjust the sound volume when the power is turned on/off. ~ “PW ON/OFF SETUP – Power on/off display/sound volume setting” (P.120)
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23 1 Getting started Power on/off If the card is not recognized (Card check) NO CARD TIPS There is no card in the camera or the card is not locked into place. TInsert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again. There is a problem with the card. TFormat the card, if this does not correct the problem, use a different card. The card cannot be recognized with this camera system. TPress to select POWER OFF, then press . Replace the card with a new one. TFormat the card. 1 Press to select FORMAT, then press . The FORMAT screen appears. 2 Press to select YES, then press to start formatting. When formatting is complete, the camera is ready for shooting. CARD ERROR Indications CARD SETUP POWER OFF FORMAT FORMA FORMAT YES NO CAUTION ERASING ALL • All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Note 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.
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24 1 Getting started Date/time setting 1 Set the mode dial to , then open the lens barrier. ● The power lamp lights and the lens extends. ● If the lens does not extend, the lens barrier is not fully open. ● The monitor turns on automatically. 2 Press . ● The top menu appears. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select . 4 When is selected on the screen, press 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) ● The following instructions show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. Set the date/time. Because the date and time are saved with the recorded pictures, be sure to set them correctly. CARD SETUP Mode dial Arrow pad SELECT SET GO 2004. 01. 01 Available modes Examples of settings available in the mode. In other modes, make settings in MODE MENU. ~ P. 28, 31 Power lamp S C E N E
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25 1 Getting started Date/time setting 5 Press to move to the year setting. 6 Press to set the year. When the year is set, press to move to the month setting. ● Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. ● To move back to the previous setting, press . ● 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. ● The first two digits of the year cannot be changed. 7 Press . ● For a more accurate setting, press when the clock hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button. 8 To turn the camera off, close the lens barrier. SELECT SET GO 2004. 01. 01 SELECT SET GO 2004. 01. 01 • The current settings remain the same even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. • The date setting will return to the factory default setting if the camera is left with no battery for approximately one day. If this happens, you will need to set the date again. The setting will be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Note
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26 1 Getting started Language selection Available modes You can select a language for on-screen display. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. 1 Open the lens barrier. ● Set the mode dial to any mode except . 2 Press . ● The top menu is displayed. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press to select the SETUP tab, then press . 5 Press to select , then press . 6 Press to select a language, then press . 7 Press again to exit the menu. 8 To turn the camera off, close the lens barrier. SETUP SETUP CAM CAM CARD PIC ENGLISH REC VIEW REC VIEW ALL RESET ALL RESET ON ON LOW PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP
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27 What are the menus? 2 Using the menus 2 Using the menus When you turn on the camera and press , the top menu is displayed on the monitor. You can make a variety of function settings on this camera using the menus. This chapter explains how the menus work, using the P mode screens. MODE MENU MONITOR OFF PICTURE PICTURE CAM SET SET CARD CARD WB CONTRAST SHARPNESS HQ SQ1 SQ2 TIFF SHQ PIC PIC SET SET CARD CARD ISO CAMERA DRIVE SCENE OFF AUTO AUTO 0.0 Shortcut menus MODE MENU ● Take you directly to the setting screens. ● Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. ● You can change the shortcut menus in any mode other than , and modes. ~ “SHORT CUT” (P. 105) Top menu ● Press the arrow pad to display the shortcut menus or MODE MENU. ● Lets you access various menu functions such as the ISO value, etc. ● Categorizes the functions under 4 tabs (CAMERA, PICTURE, CARD and SETUP). ● Displays the associated menu items when you press to select a tab. Tab
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How to use the menus 28 2 Using the menus The instructions below show how to use the menus using the P mode screen. MODE MENU MONITOR OFF PICTURE CAM SET SET CARD CARD AUTO HQ WB CONTRAST SHARPNESS 0 0 PIC PIC SET SET CARD CARD ISO CAMERA DRIVE SCENE OFF AUTO 0.0 CAM SET SET PIC CARD SETUP CARD SETUP CAM CARD CARD PIC PIC ENGLISH ON REC VIEW ALL RESET ON LOW PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP SETUP tab Top menu CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ Press to return to the tab selection screen. 1 Press to display the top menu. Press . 2 Press to select a tab, then press .
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29 How to use the menus 2 Using the menus SETUP CAM CARD CARD PIC PIC ENGLISH REC VIEW ALL RESET ON ON LOW PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD CARD PIC PIC ENGLISH REC VIEW ALL RESET ON LOW ON PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD CARD PIC PIC REC VIEW ALL RESET OFF ON PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP SETUP CAM CARD CARD PIC PIC REC VIEW ALL RESET OFF ON PW ON ON/OFF OFF SETUP ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ The green frame moves to the selected item. To return to select an item, press or . • Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and the settings performed. • You can take pictures by pressing the shutter button in the shooting mode with the menu open. • If you want to save the settings for when the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. ~ “ALL RESET – Saving the camera’s settings” (P. 103) Note 3 Press to select the item you want to set, then press . 4 Press to select the option for the selected item. Press to complete your setting. ● Press again to exit the menu and return to shooting.
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Shortcut menus (shooting/playback) 30 2 Using the menus CARD SETUP top menu MODE MENU MONITOR OFF P, A, S, M, , SCENE, or top menu MONITOR OFF MODE MENU WB top menu MODE MENU INFO top menu (for still pictures) MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY INFO top menu (for movies) Selects self-timer shooting or remote P. 65, 66 control shooting. Sets the date and time. P. 24 Sets the record mode. P. 79 CARD SETUP Formats a card. P. 115 MONITOR OFF Selects whether to turn the monitor on or P. 45 (MONITOR ON) off. • MONITOR OFF is displayed when the monitor is on and MONITOR ON is displayed when it is off. Runs through all saved pictures one after P. 92 another. MOVIE PLAY Plays back movies. You can also make P. 94 indexes of still-shots from movies. INFO Changes the amount of information P. 111 displayed on the monitor. Displays a histogram showing the P. 113 brightness distribution of still pictures. Shooting mode Playback mode
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31 MODE MENU (shooting) 2 Using the menus CAMERA tab PIC SET CARD ISO CAMERA DRIVE SCENE OFF AUTO 0.0 The MODE MENU functions are categorized under tabs. Press to select a tab and display the associated menu items. SCENE* Selects a scene shooting mode from , , P. 36 , and . Selects self-timer shooting or remote control P. 65, 66 shooting. DRIVE Selects from (single-frame shooting), P. 68 (sequential shooting), (AF sequential shooting) or BKT (auto bracketing). ISO Selects the ISO sensitivity. P. 83 Adjusts the flash intensity. P. 57 NOISE REDUCTION Reduces the noise in images that is generated P. 88 by long exposures when shooting under low-light conditions. DIGITAL ZOOM Digitally increases the optical zoom range to P. 52 a maximum of approximately 12x. FULLTIME AF Keeps the image in focus at all times without P. 61 having to press the shutter button halfway. ACCESSORY Sets when using an underwater housing. P. 78 Records sound when taking a still picture. P. 75 Allows pictures to be taken as close as P. 64 4 cm/1.6" from the subject. PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with P. 71 Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. CAMERA tab CARD tab PICTURE tab SETUP tab * SCENE can be selected when the mode dial is set to SCENE.
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32 MODE MENU (shooting) 2 Using the menus CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. P. 115 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P. 103 settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 26 PW ON/OFF You can select whether to display the startup/ P. 120 SETUP shutdown screen or adjust the sound volume when the power is turned on/off. REC VIEW Selects whether to display the image being P. 121 recorded onto the card. Turns off the beep/warning sound or P. 117 selects the sound volume. SHUTTER SOUND Sets the sound generated when the shutter P. 118 button is pressed and adjusts the volume. PICTURE tab Sets the record mode. P. 79 WB Sets the white balance appropriate to the P. 85 light source. SHARPNESS Adjusts the sharpness of images. P. 86 CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast of images. P. 87 2 IN 1 Combines two still pictures taken in succession P. 73 and stores them as a single picture. FUNCTION Lets you add special effects to pictures P. 74 (BLACK & WHITE, SEPIA). INFO Selects whether to display all the P. 111 information such as shutter speed and white balance, or only the minimum information. Displays a histogram showing the P. 113 brightness distribution of still pictures.
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33 MODE MENU (shooting) 2 Using the menus The menu items available in MODE MENU during still picture playback are different from those available during movie playback. Press to select a tab and display the associated menu items. CARD SET CARD SETUP SET 0 PLAY EDIT EDIT CARD During movie playback During still picture playback PLAY tab Rotates recorded pictures 90 degrees P. 93 clockwise (+90°), or counter-clockwise (–90°) and displays them. Stores print reservation data on the card. P. 127 Adds sound to a still picture already taken. P. 98 SLEEP Sets the time before the sleep mode P. 122 (idle mode) begins. MY MODE SETUP Registers settings you customized. P. 108 FILE NAME Selects how to name files and folders of P. 123 images to be saved. PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing P. 124 functions for errors. Adjusts the monitor brightness. P. 117 Sets the date and time. P. 24 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 122 TV's video signal type. SHORT CUT Lets you register your choice of functions P. 105 in shortcut menus on the top menu. MODE MENU (playback)
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34 MODE MENU (playback) 2 Using the menus SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P. 103 settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 26 PW ON/OFF You can select whether to display the startup/ P. 120 SETUP shutdown screen or adjust the sound volume when the power is turned on/off. Turns off the beep/warning sound or P. 117 selects the sound volume. VOLUME Adjusts the sound volume during playback. P. 119 Adjusts the monitor brightness. P. 117 Sets the date and time. P. 24 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 122 TV's video signal type. Selects the number of frames in the index P. 91 display. CARD tab CARD SETUP Erases all image data stored on the card or P. 102, formats the card. P. 115 EDIT tab Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a P. 99 new picture.
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35 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics 3 Shooting basics Full-auto shooting Easy to use automatic mode selecting the optimal exposure and focus for general photography. In Full auto, special functions and controls such as Flash intensity control or drive modes cannot be set by the user. This is the simplest of all shooting modes. Portrait shooting Suitable for shooting a portrait-style image of a person. This mode features an in-focus subject against a blurred background. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings. Night-Scene shooting Suitable for shooting pictures of outdoor scenes in the evening or at night. For example, if you take a picture of a street at night in other modes, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only the sparkle of lights such as street lamps appearing. In the Night Scene shooting mode, the true appearance of the street can be 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. Set the mode dial (and also set the MODE MENU as needed) to select the appropriate shooting mode depending on the type of shooting conditions. • Rotating the mode dial may return some settings to the factory default settings even when ALL RESET is set to OFF. Note S C E N E Mode dial
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36 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics SCENE Scene shooting Enables you to select one of the following scene shooting modes available in the menu. ~ “How to use the menus” (P. 28), “MODE MENU (shooting)” (P. 31) • SCENE can be selected on the MODE MENU only when the mode dial is set to SCENE. • It is useful to assign SCENE to the shotcut menu so you can access quickly. ~ “SHORT CUT” (P. 105) Landscape+Scene shooting Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. This mode produces clear, sharp pictures with excellent detail, making it ideal for shooting natural scenery. Landscape+Portrait shooting Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the background. The picture is taken with the background as well as the subject in the foreground in focus. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings. Self Portrait shooting Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards you and take a shot. The focus is locked on you (shooter). The camera automatically selects the optimal settings for this type of shooting condition. Zooming is not possible in this mode. Sports shooting Suitable for capturing fast-moving action without blurring. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
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37 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics Movie recording Allows you to record movies. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically. ~ “Movie recording” (P. 49) My Mode Enables you to make settings manually and register them in the mode dial's mode so you can call up your own shooting mode whenever you want. Also, if you like the current settings you are using in the P, A, S or M mode, you can shift them to the mode to register.~ “MY MODE SETUP — Registering customized settings in the mode” (P. 108) P Program shooting Allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. You can set the flash, white balance, or other functions manually. 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 will let the camera 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 priority shooting” (P. 58) Aperture (F-number) is decreased. Aperture (F-number) is increased.
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38 Shooting modes 3 Shooting basics 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. 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. ~ “Shutter priority shooting” (P. 59) 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. ~ “Manual shooting” (P. 60)
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39 3 Shooting basics Holding the camera Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent camera movement. • When using a tripod, attach it after opening the lens barrier. The lens barrier is difficult to open with a tripod attached. Note Vertical grip Horizontal grip Flash Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Correct Incorrect When shooting vertically using the flash, hold the camera so that the flash is higher than the lens. Lens
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1 Point the camera towards the subject. Place the AF target mark on the subject. Press the shutter button slowly and gently (halfway). ● When the focus and exposure (brightness) are locked, the green lamp on the monitor and next to the viewfinder light steadily. 2 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). ● Shooting starts and the card access lamp blinks. ● In the mode, the camera starts recording a movie and the orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights. 40 3 Shooting basics How to press the shutter button Half press Full press P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 HQ 2816x2112 2816x2112 Number of storable still pictures AF target mark Green lamp Card access lamp Shutter button Green lamp Orange lamp
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41 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics Available modes AF target mark Number of storable still pictures Memory gauge Taking still pictures using the monitor You can shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records. You can also check the shooting status, such as the aperture value and shutter speed. 1 Open the lens barrier. ● The power lamp lights and the monitor turns on. If the monitor does not turn on, press to display the top menu and select MONITOR ON. ~ “How to use the menus” (P. 28) 2 Position the AF target mark on the subject while looking at the image on the monitor. 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. ● When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp on the monitor lights steadily. ● lights when the flash fires. ~ P. 55 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). ● The bottom of the memory gauge lights, the card access lamp blinks, and the camera begins storing pictures on the card. Shutter button Card access lamp Power lamp Using the camera with the monitor on will shorten the life of the battery. You are recommended to turn off the monitor if you do not need it. P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 HQ 2816x2112 S C E N E
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42 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics 1 Open the lens barrier. ● The power lamp lights. ● To turn off the monitor, press to display the top menu and select MONITOR OFF. ~ “How to turn off the monitor” (P. 45) 2 Position the AF target mark in the viewfinder on the subject. 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. ● When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp next to the viewfinder lights steadily. ● When the orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights steadily, the flash fires. ~ P. 55 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. Taking still pictures using the viewfinder The camera actually records a wider area than the picture you compose while looking through the viewfinder. Shutter button Viewfinder Available modes Card access lamp Power lamp S C E N E TIPS • The monitor turned off. TIf the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the monitor turns off automatically, and another 15 minutes later, the lens is retracted. Operate the shutter button or zoom lever to turn the monitor on. • The monitor is hard to see. TBright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines to appear on the monitor screen. Although this does not affect the actual recorded pictures, use the viewfinder instead if you are having trouble seeing the image.
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43 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics TIPS • The subject cannot be focused on. ~ “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P. 46) • The green lamp blinks. TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 20 cm (7.9") away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 4 cm (1.6") from the subject. ~ “Super macro shooting” (P. 64) TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. ~ “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P. 46) • The orange lamp blinks slowly when the shutter button is pressed halfway. TThe flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off. • To check the picture you have just taken immediately. TSet REC VIEW to ON. ~ “REC VIEW – Checking the picture immediately after shooting” (P. 121) TYou can check the picture you have taken by pressing the (playback) button. ~ P. 89 • Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If the button is pressed hard, the camera may move and pictures may come out blurred. • Recorded pictures will remain on the card if the camera is turned off or the battery or card is replaced. • Never open the battery/card compartment cover or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. Note
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44 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics Comparison of the monitor & viewfinder Viewfinder LCD Monitor Camera movement does not occur easily and subjects can be seen clearly even in bright places. Little battery power is used. You can check the picture area that the camera actually records. When close to a subject, the image in the viewfinder is a little different from the picture that the camera actually records. Camera movement can occur easily and subjects may be difficult to see in bright/dark places.The monitor uses more battery power than the viewfinder. Use the viewfinder for general snapshots (landscape pictures, casual shots, etc.). Use the monitor when you want to shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records. Use also for close-up shots of people or flowers, or for macro shooting. ● The camera records a wider area than the image in the viewfinder. ● As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded (striped area) becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left). Viewfinder Advantage Disadvantage Tips
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45 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics How to turn off the monitor You can set the monitor to turn on or off when the camera is powered on in the shooting mode. 1 Press . ● The top menu is displayed. 2 Press . 3 The monitor turns off (MONITOR OFF). ● To turn the monitor back on, press to display the top menu and press to select MONITOR ON. MONITOR ON is displayed on the top menu when the monitor is set to off. MODE MENU MONITOR OFF
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If correct focus cannot be obtained 46 3 Shooting basics Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock) AF target mark 1 Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. ● When shooting a hard-to-focus subject or a fast-moving subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject. 2 Press the shutter button halfway and make sure the green lamp lights steadily. ● When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights steadily. ● If the green lamp blinks, the focus and exposure are not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position the AF target mark on the subject and press the shutter button halfway again. Available modes Shutter button When the subject you want to focus on is not in the center of the frame and you cannot position the AF target mark on it, you can focus the camera on another point at roughly the same distance (focus lock) and take the picture as explained below. P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 HQ 2816x2112
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47 If correct focus cannot be obtained 3 Shooting basics 3 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot. 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). Green lamp P 1/800 F2.8 +0.3 HQ 2816x2112
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48 If correct focus cannot be obtained 3 Shooting basics When Auto focus does not work (Subjects that are difficult to focus on) Under the following conditions auto focus may not work properly. If this happens, focus on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject (~ P. 46, “Focus Lock”), recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and lock the focus, then return the camera to the horizontal position to take the picture. The green lamp blinks: The subject cannot be brought into focus. • Subjects with low contrast • Subjects with no vertical lines • Subjects in excessively bright light in the center of the frame The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus: • Subjects at different distances • Fast-moving subjects • The subject to be focused on is not in the center of the frame.
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49 3 Shooting basics Movie recording 1 Set the mode dial to . ● The remaining recording time is displayed on the monitor. 2 Decide the composition while looking at the image on the monitor. 3 Press the shutter button fully to start recording. ● The focus and zoom are locked. ● The orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights. ● During movie recording, lights red. 4 Press the shutter button again to stop recording. ● When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. Available modes Remaining recording time Sound is recorded at the same time. The focus and zoom are locked. If the distance to the subject changes, focus may be compromised. The optical zoom is not available. HQ TIPS • To record movies without sound. TIn the top menu, select T OFF. ~ “Recording sound with movies” (P. 77) • To use the zoom while shooting. TSet DIGITAL ZOOM to ON. ~ “Using the digital zoom” (P. 52)

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