Olympus Camedia C-725 Ultra Zoom manual

User manual for the Olympus Camedia C-725 Ultra Zoom in English. This PDF manual has 181 pages.

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CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> C-725UltraZoom 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-725 Ultra 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-725 Ultra Zoom Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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3 Contents ..........................................................................P. 4 Chapter 1 Getting started P. 19 Chapter 2 Quick-start guide P. 33 Chapter 3 Using the menus P. 38 Chapter 4 Shooting basics P. 45 Chapter 5 Advanced shooting P. 66 Chapter 6 Adjusting image quality and exposure P. 79 Chapter 7 Playback P. 88 Chapter 8 Useful functions P. 105 Chapter 9 Print setting P. 121 Chapter 10 Miscellaneous P. 125 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
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4 C o n t e n t s Composition of the manual ............................................................3 Names of parts ............................................................................10 Camera 10 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Shooting information 12 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Playback information 14 Still picture playback information 14 Movie playback information 15 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Memory gauge & battery check 16 Memory gauge 16 Battery check 16 How to use this manual ................................................................17 Getting started 19 Attaching the strap ................................................................19 Loading the batteries ..............................................................21 Selecting optional batteries or AC adapter 22 Card basics ..........................................................................25 Inserting a card 25 Removing the card 26 Power on/off ........................................................................27 Card check 28 Date/time setting ..................................................................29 Adjusting the diopter..............................................................31 Holding the camera................................................................32 C h a p t e r 1 C h a p t e r 2 Quick-start guide 33 Taking still pictures ........................................................33 Recording movies ............................................................34 Viewing still pictures ........................................................35 Playing back movies ........................................................36 Erasing pictures ................................................................37
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5 Using the menus 38 What are the menus? ............................................................38 How to use the menu ............................................................39 Modes & short cut menus ......................................................41 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) ..............................42 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (playback) ............................44 Shooting basics 45 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial........................................45 P/A/S/M mode setting 47 Aperture setting — Aperture priority shooting 48 Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting 49 Aperture & Shutter speed setting — Manual shooting 50 Using My Mode 51 How to use the shutter button ................................................51 Focusing ..............................................................................52 Auto focus 52 When Auto focus does not work — Subjects that are difficult to focus on 53 Focus lock — Focusing on subjects that are not in the center of the frame 54 Taking still pictures ......................................55 Recording movies ............................................................57 Zoom — Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting ..............................59 Digital zoom 60 C h a p t e r 3 C h a p t e r 4 C o n t e n t s
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6 Flash shooting ......................................................................61 Auto-flash 61 Red-eye reduction flash 61 Fill-in flash 61 Flash off 62 Night scene flash & Night scene with red-eye reduction flash 62 Using the flash 63 Flash intensity control 65 Advanced shooting 66 Spot metering — Selecting the metering area ..........................66 AE lock — Locking the exposure..............................................67 Macro mode setting — Taking close-up pictures ......................69 Self-timer shooting ................................................................71 Sequential shooting................................................................72 Sequential shooting & AF Sequential shooting 72 Auto bracketing — Shooting pictures sequentially with a different exposure for each frame 73 Panorama shooting ................................................................76 Taking two-in-one pictures ......................................................78 C h a p t e r 4 C h a p t e r 5 C o n t e n t s
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7 Adjusting image quality and exposure 79 Record mode ........................................................................79 Selecting record modes 79 ISO sensitivity ........................................................................83 Exposure compensation..........................................................85 White balance ......................................................................86 Sharpness..............................................................................87 Contrast ................................................................................87 Playback 88 Playing back still pictures........................................................88 Single-frame playback 88 Quick View 88 Slide-show ............................................................................89 Playing back movies — MOVIE PLAY ......................................90 MOVIE PLAYBACK 91 INDEX 92 Close-up playback ................................................................94 Picture rotation ......................................................................95 Index display ........................................................................96 Selecting the number of pictures 97 Editing still pictures ................................................................98 Creating black & white or sepia-toned pictures 98 Resizing pictures 99 Protect ................................................................................100 Erasing pictures ..................................................................101 Single-frame erase 101 All-frame erase 102 Formatting cards..................................................................103 Playback on a TV ................................................................104 C h a p t e r 6 C h a p t e r 7 C o n t e n t s
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8 Useful functions 105 All reset — Saving the camera’s settings ..............................105 Custom button......................................................................106 Setting the custom button 106 Using the custom button 107 Shortcut ..............................................................................108 Setting the shortcut menu 109 Using the shortcut menu 110 MY MODE SETUP ................................................................111 Information display ............................................................114 Monitor brightness adjustment ..............................................115 Turning off the beep sound....................................................115 Rec View ............................................................................116 Sleep timer ..........................................................................117 Battery save mode................................................................117 File name ............................................................................118 Pixel Mapping ....................................................................120 Print setting (DPOF) 121 How to print pictures ............................................................121 Applying print reserve to a card............................................123 C h a p t e r 8 C h a p t e r 9 C o n t e n t s
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9 Miscellaneous 125 Troubleshooting....................................................................125 User maintenance ................................................................132 After use 132 Cleaning the camera 132 Storage 132 Error codes..........................................................................133 Menu maps ........................................................................135 Menu functions & factory default settings ............................138 Modes & Shooting functions..................................................139 Specifications ......................................................................141 Glossary of terms ................................................................143 Index ..................................................................................146 C h a p t e r 1 0 C o n t e n t s
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10 Camera Mode dial ( , , P/A/S/M, , , , , ) (P. 45–47) Zoom lever (W/T, / ) (P. 59, 94, 96) Shutter button (P. 51) Flash switch ( ) (P. 63) Macro/Spot button ( ) (P. 66, 69) Print button ( ) (P. 123) DRIVE button (P. 72) Erase button ( ) (P. 37, 101) Flash mode button ( / ) (P. 63) Protect button ( ) (P. 100) Diopter adjustment dial (P. 31) Viewfinder (P. 12, 31, 115) Card access lamp (P. 52) Monitor (P. 12, 115) POWER switch (P. 27) Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) (P. 39, 88) AE lock button (P. 67) Custom button ( ) (P. 106) Rotation button ( ) (P. 95) OK/Menu button ( ) (P. 38) Monitor button ( ) (P. 56) Names of parts
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11 Camera (Cont.) Flash (P. 63) Self-timer lamp (P. 71) Card cover (P. 25) Strap eyelet (P. 19) Lens VIDEO OUT jack (P. 104) Connector cover (P. 23) USB connector DC-IN jack (P. 23) Battery compartment cover (P. 21) Battery compartment lock (P. 21) Tripod socket Names of parts
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12 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Shooting information The INFO setting on the menu allows you to select how much information to display. ~ Information display (P. 114) The indications vary depending on the shooting mode.* *The illustrations show examples of indications displayed in the P mode. Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF: The information below is displayed constantly in the shooting mode. (After closing the menu, the information which appears in the ON mode (illustrated to the right) is displayed for approx. 3 seconds, then disappears.) When INFO is set to ON: The information below is displayed constantly in the shooting mode. Items Indications Ref. page 1 Shooting mode , P, A, S, M, P. 45 , , , 2 Aperture value F2.8 – F7.1 P. 48, 50 3 Shutter speed 8 – 1/1000 P. 49, 50 4 Exposure compensation –2.0 – +2.0 P. 85 Exposure differential –3.0 – +3.0 P. 50 5 AF target mark [ ] P. 51 6 Number of storable 24 P .33,55,80 still pictures Seconds remaining 24" P. 34, 80 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 8 $ ! 0 @ # % ^ & ISO100 9
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13 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Shooting information (Cont.) Items Indications Ref. page 7 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 79 8 Memory gauge P. 16 9 Battery check P. 16 0 AE lock AEL P. 67 ! Drive mode , , , BKT P. 72 @ White balance , , , P. 86 # ISO ISO100, ISO200, ISO400 P. 83 $ Green lamp O P. 33 % Flash stand-by Lights. P. 64 Camera movement Blinks. warning Flash charge Blinks. ^ Flash mode , , , , P. 61 & Spot metering/ , , P. 66, 69 Macro mode Names of parts 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 8 $ ! 0 @ # % ^ & ISO100 9
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14 Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check P. 16 2 Print reserve P. 123 3 Number of prints x2 – x10 P. 124 4 Protect P. 100 5 Record mode TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 79 6 Date ’04. 04. 01 P. 29 7 Time 12:30 P. 29 8 Frame number 56 – 9 File number 100 – 0056 P. 118 0 Number of pixels 1984x1488, 1600x1200, P. 80 (resolution setting) 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 ! Aperture value F2.8 – F7.1 P. 48, 50 @ Shutter speed 8 – 1/1000 P. 49, 50 # Exposure compensation –2.0 – +2.0 P. 85 $ White balance , , , P. 86 % ISO ISO100, ISO200, ISO400 P. 83 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Playback information INFO setting on the menu allows you to select how much information to display. ~ Information display (P. 114) Still picture playback information Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON 100-0056 HQ ’04.04.01 12:30 56 9 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 100-0056 HQ SIZE: 1984x1488 F2.8 1/800 +2.0 ISO100 ’04.04.01 12:30 56 0 ! @ # $ % 8
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15 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Playback information (Cont.) Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check P. 16 2 Movie mark P. 36 3 Protect P. 100 4 Date ’04. 04. 01 P. 29 5 Time 12:30 P. 29 6 Movie playback time During movie playback, P. 90 the recording time appears as follows: 7 File number 100 – 0020 P. 118 8 Record mode HQ, SQ P. 79 9 Number of pixels 320 x 240, 160 x 120 P. 80 0 White balance , , , P. 86 ● The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the thumbnail display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie play function (P. 88, 90). Note Overall recording time 0" / 30" Elapsed playback time Names of parts When INFO is set to OFF When INFO is set to ON Movie playback information ’04.04.01 12:30 0"/30" 100-0020 100-0020 HQ SIZE: 320x240 ’04.04.01 12:30 0"/30" 0 8 9
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16 Viewfinder/Monitor indications — Memory gauge & battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the camera is in use. Battery check Lights. (green) Remaining power level: high Lights. (red) Remaining power level: low. Replace with a new battery. BATTERY EMPTY is displayed. The card access lamp and self- timer lamp blink. Remaining power level: exhausted. Replace with a new battery. Memory gauge The memory gauge lights when you take a picture. When the gauge is lit, the camera is storing a picture on the xD-Picture Card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. When the memory gauge is full, wait until the light goes out before you take any more shots. When taking still pictures Before shooting (Gauge is off) One picture taken (Lit) No more pictures can be taken (Fully Lit) Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Wait. Wait. Wait. When recording movies During shooting (Gauge lit). ● Shooting is not possible until the light goes out completely. ● Movie recording finishes automatically when the memory gauge is fully lit. Shoot. If you continue shooting Wait. Before shooting (Gauge is off) Names of parts
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17 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T P/A/S/M T S. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39) 2 To set a faster shutter speed, press Ñ. To set a slower shutter speed, press ñ.  If the shutter speed is displayed in red The shutter speed you have set is unsuitable for the conditions.  appears. T Press ñ to set the shutter speed slower.  appears. T Press Ñ to set the shutter speed faster. Shutter speed Mode dial setting Shutter speed range: 1/2 to 1/1000 sec. (For Night Scene [ ] or Night Scene with Red-Eye Reduction [ ] flash: 2 to 1/1000 sec.) Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting How to use this manual The instructions in this manual use a series of numbers for each operating procedure and button/dial illustration. Follow these numbers in order when operating the camera. Example 1 If a button is shown in black, press it as part of the step. Ñ, ñ, É and í used in instructions correspond to the buttons on the arrow pad as shown. Ñ ñ É í
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18 How to use this manual (Cont.) Chapter 8 Information display Lets you select the amount of shooting information displayed in the shooting or playback mode. When it is set to OFF, only a small amount of information is displayed. For details on each piece of information displayed, see pages 12 to 15. Mode dial setting P/A/S/M : In the top menu, select MODE MENU T SETUP T INFO T ON. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. : Press to display the top menu. Pressing É turns INFO on. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39) ● All shooting information is displayed. ● To turn INFO off in the playback mode, press again to bring up the top menu and press É. 100-0056 HQ ’04.04.01 12:30 56 100-0056 HQ SIZE: 1984x1488 F2.8 1/800 +2.0 ISO100 ’04.04.01 12:30 56 Example 2 Shows the modes that the function can be used with. You can set the mode dial to any of the positions shown. How to use the menu is shown here. Set the functions in the menus in the order of these arrows. Before using the menus, read “Using the Menus”, Chapter 3 for details.
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1 Attach the string to the lens cap; Pull the string loop through the hole in the lens cap. Put the other end of the string through the string loop. 2 Thread the strap through the camera’s strap eyelet. It can only enter from the monitor side. 3 Thread the strap A through the string loop (attached to the lens cap in step 1). 4 Thread the rest of the strap (which you will have around your neck) through the strap loop that has already gone through the eyelet. Pull on the strap in the camera’s strap eyelet to make sure it is securely fastened. 19 Attaching the strap Monitor Camera strap eyelet A Chapter 1 Getting started
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20 Chapter 1 Attaching the strap (Cont.) 5 Pull out the end of the strap from the ring attached to the strap. Pull the end of the strap to remove it from the stopper and adjust the strap length. 6 When you have a length that you like, thread the end of the strap through the stopper. Thread the end of the strap through the ring while pulling on the strap to keep it from loosening. ● 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 Stopper Ring Ring Stopper
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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 lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . 3 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow (A) with your fingertip and open it (B). ● Do not use your fingernail, as this could result in injury. 4 Insert the batteries in the direction shown in the illustration. 21 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries This camera uses 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs or 4 AA (R6) NiMH batteries, NiCd batteries, alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. Important: ● CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be re-charged. ● Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. ● Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. When using AA (R6) batteries When using CR-V3 lithium battery packs Battery alignment A B
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22 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.) ● If the terminals inside the battery compartment are dirty, it will noticeably shorten the life of the batteries. Do not touch the inside of the battery compartment as this may cause the terminals to become dirty. Note In addition to the batteries provided, the following types of battery or AC adapter can be used. Choose the power source best suited to the situation.  Lithium battery pack Since the CR-V3 lithium battery pack has an exceptionally long service life, it is convenient when traveling. The CR-V3 lithium battery pack cannot be charged.  Rechargeable batteries Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. In addition, the low-temperature resistance makes them a good choice for cold areas. Selecting optional batteries or AC adapter 5 Close the battery compartment cover, then press it down (C) and slide it in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on it (D). ● When pressing the battery compartment cover shut, be sure to press the center of the cover, as it may be difficult to close properly by pressing the edge. ● Make sure the cover is completely closed. 6 Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . C D
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23 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.)  AA (R6) alkaline batteries When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline batteries, which are easy to obtain anywhere. However, the number of pictures that you can store in the camera may vary considerably with AA batteries, depending on the battery manufacturer, camera shooting conditions, etc. Turn off the monitor whenever possible to save power.  AC adapter An optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as image downloads. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the area the camera is being used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or Service center for details. Power plug AC adapter AC wall outlet DC-IN jack (Black)
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24 Chapter 1 Loading the batteries (Cont.) ● The lives of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery, manufacturer, camera shooting conditions, etc. ● If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC, image data will be corrupted. It is recommended that you use the optional AC adapter when transferring images to a PC. Do not disconnect or connect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the PC. ● Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This could reduce the number of pictures that can be taken. •When the monitor is turned on. •Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. •Repeated power zoom adjustments. •When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. •When communicating with a PC. ● Carefully read the “GENERAL PRECAUTIONS” included in the package and the AC adapter’s instructions before use. ● When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the AC adapter even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge batteries that may be in the camera, it only provides power to the camera. ● Do not remove or load batteries and/or do not disconnect or connect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could damage the camera’s settings or functions. Note
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25 Chapter 1 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. 1 Index area You can write down the card’s contents. 2 Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 – 512 MB) 1 2 ● 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. ~ “Formatting Cards” (P. 103) Note 1 Make sure the camera is turned off. ● The monitor is off. ● The viewfinder is off. ● The lens is not extended. 2 Open the card cover. Inserting a card
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26 Chapter 1 Card basics (Cont.) ● Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the camera is in use or the camera is communicating with a computer. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. ● Destroyed data cannot be restored. Note 3 Insert the card in the appropriate direction. ● Insert the card while keeping it straight. ● The card will stop with a click when it is inserted all the way to the end. ● Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. ● If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. 4 Close the card cover securely until it clicks. Index area side Removing the card 1 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. Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Note
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27 Chapter 1 1 Before turning the camera on, press the tabs on the lens cap to remove it. 2 Press the power switch to turn on the camera. ● The lens moves out when the mode dial is not set to . ● The monitor turns on. ● To turn off the camera, press the power switch again. ● If the date/time has been returned to the factory default setting, “Y/M/D” appears on the monitor (P. 29). Power on/off Power switch Lens cap ● To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the Sleep mode after about 1 minute of non-operation. The camera activates again as soon as you touch the zoom lever or mode dial, etc. Sleep time interval can be set in the P/A/S/M and modes (P. 117). ● To minimize power consumption when using the camera, set BATTERY SAVE to ON (P. 117). TIPS
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28 Chapter 1 Power on/off (Cont.) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. Indications Card error indication TIPS There is no card in the camera or the card is not locked into place. T Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again. There is a problem with the card. T Use a different card. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. T Format the card. 1 Press ñ to select FORMAT, then press . ● The FORMAT screen appears. 2 Press Ñ to select YES, then press to start formatting. ● When formatting is complete, the camera is ready for shooting. ● Formatting erases all data saved on the card. FORMAT YES NO NO CAUTION ERASING ALL Card check
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29 Chapter 1 1 Set the mode dial to , then press the POWER switch to turn on the camera. ● Be sure to take off the lens cap before you turn the camera on (P. 27). 2 Press . ● The top menu is displayed. 3 Press Ñ on the arrow pad to select . 4 When is selected on the screen, press Ññ to select the date format. ● Select any one of the following formats: D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year) M-D-Y (Month/Day/Year) Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day) ● This step and the following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. CARD SETUP Date/time setting It is possible to set the date/time of the camera’s built-in clock. Since the date and time is saved with recorded pictures, be sure to set it correctly. P /A /S /M Mode dial Arrow pad POWER switch button screen SELECT SET GO
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30 Chapter 1 Date/time setting (Cont.) 5 Press í to move to the year (Y) setting. 6 Press Ññ to set the year. When the year is set, press í to move to the month (M) setting. ● Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. ● To move back to the previous setting, press É. 7 Press . ● For a more accurate setting, don't press until the clock hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button. 8 To turn the camera off, press the POWER switch. ● The lens retracts. SELECT SET GO SELECT SET GO ● The current settings stay the same even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. ● The date setting will be canceled if the camera is left with no batteries for approximately 1 hour. If this happens, you will need to set the date again. ● The date/time setting may be canceled if the camera has stopped operating because of a dead battery, etc. Note The first two digits of the year cannot be changed.
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To make the camera easier to use, adjust the viewfinder to match the eyesight (visual acuity) of the person using the camera. 31 Adjusting the diopter Chapter 1 1 Set the mode dial to and press the power switch. 2 Press the (monitor) button. ● The camera and the viewfinder turn 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 AF target mark Diopter adjsutment dial Viewfinder Monitor button
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32 Chapter 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. Correct Horizontal grip Vertical grip Lens Do not hold this part of the lens. Top view Flash
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33 Point the camera towards a subject while viewing the monitor. 2 To focus on the subject, press the shutter button halfway, slowly and gently. ● When the subject is in focus, the green lamp lights up. To start shooting, press the shutter button gently all the way (fully). ● If the flash is up, it will fire automatically when required (P. 61). ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera begins storing pictures on the card. Remove the lens cap. Set the mode dial to and press the POWER switch. 1 3 4 Card access lamp ● Never open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or disconnect an optional AC adapter when the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. Note P /A /S /M Green lamp Flash switch Power switch Number of storable still pictures (P. 80) Pressing the (monitor) button turns off the monitor. Chapter 2 Quick-start guide Taking still pictures
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34 Chapter 2 Press the shutter button halfway. ● When the subject is in focus, the green lamp blinks once. Press the shutter button all the way to start recording. ● During movie recording, lights in red. Press the shutter button all the way again to stop recording. ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts writing the movie to the card. ● If the displayed seconds remaining reach “0”, shooting finishes automatically and the camera starts writing the movie to the card (P . 57). 3 4 5 Recording movies Seconds remaining Remove the lens cap. Set the mode dial to and press the POWER switch. 1 Point the camera towards a subject while viewing the monitor. 2 AF target mark Card access lamp P / A / S / M Power switch
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35 Chapter 2 Display the desired pictures using the arrow pad. ● Pictures indicated by are movie frames. ~ “Playing back movies” on page 36. 2 Jumps to the picture 10 frames behind. Displays the next picture. Displays the previous picture. Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. Viewing still pictures Set the mode dial to (playback mode) and press the POWER switch. 1 Zoom lever Turning the zoom lever towards T: Enlarges the picture (P. 94). W: Displays multiple pictures at the same time (P. 96). ● If the camera is not operated for over 3 minutes when the monitor is on, the monitor turns off automatically. To turn the monitor on again, press any button. Note Press to avoid accidentally erasing images. To cancel protection, press again (P. 100). Power switch Protect mark
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36 Chapter 2 Press Ñ on the arrow pad to select MOVIE PLAY. Press Ññ to select MOVIE PLAYBACK on the MOVIE PLAY screen. ● To exit MOVIE PLAY screen, press É. 3 Playing back movies MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY INFO MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX MOVIE PLAY CANCEL SELECT GO Display the movie frame (picture with ) you want to play back. ~ See steps 1 and 2 on page 35. 1 4 Press to start Playback. ● When playback finishes, the screen returns to the beginning of the movie. ● If is pressed again when the movie playback is finished, the MOVIE PLAYBACK screen appears. To exit the movie playback mode and return to the MOVIE PLAY screen, press Ññ to select EXIT, then press . 5 Press . ● The top menu appears. 2 Press to avoid accidentally erasing images. To cancel protection, press again (P. 100). ● The card access lamp blinks while movie data is being accessed. This may take a few seconds. Note
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37 Chapter 2 When the ERASE screen appears, press Ñ to select YES. ● To cancel erasure, press ñ on the arrow pad to select NO, and press or the button. 3 Erasing pictures ERASE YES N O SELECT GO Display the picture you want to erase. ~ See steps 1 and 2 on page 35. 1 Press the (erase) button. 2 Press to erase the picture. 4 ● You cannot erase protected pictures. Note
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38 When you turn on the camera and press the (OK/Menu) button, the menu that appears on the monitor is generally called “the top menu”. Many functions of this camera are accessed using the menus. Below, we’ll explain how the camera’s menus work, using examples of menus displayed in the P/A/S/M mode. The top menu varies depending on the mode. ~ “Modes & short cut menus” (P. 41) Press . WB ISO MODE MENU PICTURE CAM SET CARD WB CONTRAST CONTRAST SHARPNESS HQ SQ1 SQ2 TIFF SHQ PIC SET CARD ISO P/A/S/M DIGIT DIGITAL ZOOM AL ZOOM AUTO P 1.0 x3 OFF CAMERA BKT The top menu appears. Use the arrow pad to display the menus. Short cut menus MODE MENU ● Take you directly to the setting screens. ● Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen, and let you select items by pressing Ññ. ● The short cut menus can be replaced only when the mode dial is set to P/A/S/M or . ~ Setting the short cut menu (P. 109) ● Lets you set various functions such as the white balance, etc. ● Contains menu items. These are grouped according to function under 4 tabs. ● Select the CAMERA, PICTURE, CARD or SETUP tab by pressing Ññ. The menu for the selected tab menu appears. Tab Chapter 3 Using the Menus What Are the Menus?
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39 Chapter 3 How to use the menu 1 Press to display the top menu. Press í. 2 Press Ññ to select a tab and press í. WB ISO MODE MENU PICTURE CAM SET CARD AUTO NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL HQ 1984x1488 WB CONTRAST SHARPNESS PIC SET CARD ISO P/A/S/M DIGIT DIGITAL ZOOM AL ZOOM AUTO P 1.0 x3 OFF CAMERA BKT CAM SET PIC CARD SETUP CARD SETUP CARD SETUP CAM CARD PIC OFF ON REC VIEW ALL RESET INFO ON ON MY MODE SETUP MY MODE SETUP P/A/S/M top menu CAM: CAMERA Functions for shooting: selecting drive modes, using digital zoom, etc. PIC: PICTURE Functions for adjusting images: selecting record modes, adjusting white balance, etc. In the , , , or mode, the PICTURE tab is not available. CARD: CARD Card functions, such as formatting. SET: SETUP Functions for changing camera settings: date and time, shortcut settings, etc. CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab Pressing É returns to the tab selection. ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙
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40 Chapter 3 How to use the menu (Cont.) 3 Press Ññ to select an item and press í. 4 Press Ññ to select the setting. Press to save the setting. ● To go back to shooting, press . SETUP CAM CARD PIC ON ALL RESET OFF REC VIEW INFO ON ON MY MODE SETUP MY MODE SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC ON ON ALL RESET OFF REC VIEW INFO ON MY MODE SETUP MY MODE SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC OFF ON REC VIEW ALL RESET INFO MY MODE SETUP MY MODE SETUP SETUP CAM CARD PIC OFF ON REC VIEW ALL RESET INFO MY MODE SETUP MY MODE SETUP ¥ ˙ ¥ ˙ The green frame moves to the selected item. Pressing É or returns to the item selection. ● Not all items can be selected. The items that can be selected depend on the status of the camera and the settings. For example, in the mode, you cannot select 2 in 1 in the CAMERA tab category. ● If you press the shutter button to take a picture while the menu is displayed, you can take pictures with the currently selected settings. ● If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set All Reset to OFF. ~ “All reset — Saving the camera’s settings” (P. 105) Note SETUP CAM CARD PIC The sliding bar is displayed when an item’s menu continues on further screens.
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41 Chapter 3 Modes & Shortcut Menus CARD SETUP top menu DIGITAL ZOOM MODE MENU WB ISO MODE MENU WB MODE MENU DIGITAL ZOOM MODE MENU INFO top menu (for still pictures) MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY INFO top menu (for movies) Sets the date and time. P. 29 DIGITAL ZOOM The optical zoom can be extended to a P. 60 maximum of approx. 24x. ISO Selects ISO sensitivity (based on normal P. 83 camera film). Sets the record mode. P. 80 CARD SETUP Formats the card. P. 103 WB Sets the appropriate white balance according P. 86 to the light source. Runs through all saved pictures one after P. 89 another. MOVIE PLAY Plays back movies. You can also make P. 90 indexes of still-shots from movies. INFO Changes the amount of shooting P. 114 information displayed on the viewfinder/monitor. top menu (same as in or ) P/A/S/M top menu (same as in ) (movie) top menu
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42 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) CAMERA tab PIC SET CARD ISO P/A/S/M DIGIT DIGITAL ZOOM AL ZOOM AUTO P 1.0 x3 OFF CAMERA BKT In the shooting mode, the MODE MENU has 4 tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and display the associated menu items. ISO Selects ISO sensitivity (based on normal P. 83 camera film) from AUTO/100/200/400. P/A/S/M Exposure mode can be selected from P. 46 P ( Program auto), A (Aperture priority auto), S (Shutter priority auto), or M (Manual mode). Adjusts the flash intensity for different shooting P. 65 conditions. BKT Sets the conditions for Auto bracketing. P. 73 DIGITAL ZOOM The maximum optical zoom (8x) can be P. 60 extended even more by the 3x digital zoom, making possible up to approx. 24x zoom. PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with P. 76 Olympus CAMEDIA-brand card. 2 IN 1 Combines two pictures taken in succession P. 78 and stores them as a single picture. PICTURE tab Sets the record mode resolution. P. 80 WB Sets the appropriate white balance according P. 86 to the light source. SHARPNESS Adjusts the sharpness of images. P. 87 CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast of images. P. 87 CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab PICTURE tab
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43 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (shooting) (Cont.) CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats cards. P. 103 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P. 105 settings when you turn off the power. INFO Changes the amount of shooting information P. 114 displayed on the viewfinder/monitor. Turns off the beep sound (used for warnings, P. 115 etc.). REC VIEW Selects whether to display images while P. 116 saving them to a card. MY MODE Customizes settings, which are activated in P. 111 SETUP the mode. SLEEP Sets the sleep timer. P. 117 FILE NAME Chooses how to name files and folders of P. 118 images to be saved. PIXEL Checks the CCD and image processing P. 120 MAPPING circuit for errors. Adjusts the brightness of the P. 115 viewfinder/monitor. Sets the date and time. P. 29 BATTERY SAVE Enables camera operation with reduced P. 117 power consumption. SHORT CUT Lets you assign frequently-used functions as P. 108 shortcut menus on the top menu. CUSTOM Lets you assign a frequently used function P. 106 BUTTON to the camera’s custom button.
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44 Chapter 3 Tabs & MODE MENU functions (playback) When a still picture is played back, the MODE MENU has 3 tabs. When a movie is played back, the MODE MENU has 2 tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and display the associated menu items. The EDIT tab is not available during movie playback. CARD SET CARD SETUP EDIT SET CARD SEPIA BLACK&WHITE BLACK&WHITE During movie playback During still picture playback EDIT tab BLACK&WHITE Creates black and white pictures. P. 98 SEPIA Creates sepia-toned pictures. P. 98 Makes the file size smaller. P. 99 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats cards (FORMAT), or erases all P. 103 images in the card (ALL ERASE). SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera P. 105 settings when you turn off the power. Turns off the beep sound (used for warning, P. 115 etc.). Adjusts the brightness of the P. 115 viewfinder/monitor. Sets the date and time. P. 29 Selects the number of frames in the index P. 97 display.
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45 Situation-related modes Full-auto shooting Allows you to take still pictures using NO special functions or manual adjustments. The camera sets optimal focusing and exposure. Suitable for simple shooting. Sports shooting Suitable for capturing fast-moving action (such as a sports scene or moving vehicles) without blurring. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. Landscape-Portrait shooting Suitable for taking photos 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 conditions. 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 conditions. Chapter 4 Shooting basics Shooting mode setting — Mode dial P /A /S /M P / A / S / M Playback mode Shooting modes Situation-related modes Setting-related modes Mode dial 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.
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46 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) Setting-related modes P/A/S/M Program/Aperture priority/Shutter priority/Manual shooting When the mode dial is set to P/A/S/M, the following items can be set with the menus ~ “P/A/S/M mode setting” (P. 47): ●P (Program shooting) Allows you to take still pictures. The camera sets aperture and shutter speed. Other functions, such as flash modes and drive modes, can be adjusted manually. ●A (Aperture priority shooting) Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. By decreasing the aperture value (F value), you will force the camera to focus within a smaller range, producing a picture with a blurred background. Increasing the value forces the camera to focus over a wider range in the forward and backward directions, resulting in a picture in which both the subject and the background are in focus. ~ “Aperture setting” (P. 48) ●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 picture you want. ~ “Shutter speed setting” (P. 49) Aperture (F value) is decreased. Aperture (F value) is increased. 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.
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47 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) ●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. ~ “Aperture & shutter speed setting” (P. 50) My Mode Your favorite settings can be saved in MY MODE SETUP (in the menu’s SETUP). Customized settings are activated when the power is turned on in the mode. Settings such as aperture value, zoom position, etc. can be customized. In the mode, you can select exposure mode (shooting mode) from P, A, S, or M. Settings can be specified with the camera’s setting menus. The shortcut menu can also include different items than the shortcut menus in the P/A/S/M mode. ~ “MY MODE SETUP” (P. 111) Movie record Allows you to record movies. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically. Focus and exposure are locked when the shutter button is pressed halfway. You cannot record movies with sound. P/A/S/M mode setting In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T P/A/S/M T P, A, S or M. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39)
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48 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T P/A/S/M T A. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39) 2 To increase the aperture value (F value), press Ñ. To decrease the aperture value (F value), press ñ.  If the aperture value is displayed in red The aperture you have set is unsuitable for the conditions.  appears. T Press ñ to decrease the aperture value.  appears. T Press Ñ to increase the aperture value. Green: The aperture setting will provide optimum exposure. Red: The aperture setting is unsuitable for optimum exposure. Zoom position Value Wide (W) f2.8* – f7.1 Tele (T) f3.4* – f7.1 Mode dial setting *Open-aperture (the widest aperture setting) depends on the zoom position. ● When the flash is set to the auto-flash mode, the shutter speed is fixed at 1/30 sec. in the maximum wide-angle, or 1/250 sec. in the maximum telephoto, and can never go slower. Note Aperture setting — Aperture priority shooting
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49 Chapter 4 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.) 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T P/A/S/M T S. Press . Press again to cancel the menu. ~ “How to use the menu” (P. 39) 2 To set a faster shutter speed, press Ñ. To set a slower shutter speed, press ñ.  If the shutter speed is displayed in red The shutter speed you have set is unsuitable for the conditions.  appears. T Press ñ to set the shutter speed slower.  appears. T Press Ñ to set the shutter speed faster. Shutter speed Mode dial setting Shutter speed range: 1/2 to 1/1000 sec. (For Night Scene [ ] or Night Scene with Red-Eye Reduction [ ] flash: 2 to 1/1000 sec.) Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting

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