Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom manual

User manual for the Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom in English. This PDF manual has 140 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA C-2 Zoom D-520 ZOOM C-220 ZOOM REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO A PC CAMERA OPERATION
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DIGITAL CAMERA C-2 Zoom D-520 ZOOM C-220 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.
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2 For customers in Europe For customers in North and South America For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : C-2 Zoom/D-520 ZOOM/C-220 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. Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark cameras are intended for sales in Europe.
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3 INDEX Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shooting basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Advanced shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Print settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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4 Contents INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Contents 4 Getting started 7 Names of parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Memory gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Battery check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Attaching the strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Inserting the card (SmartMedia). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Turning the power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 What to do if the CARD SETUP screen is displayed . . . . . . . . . .19 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Using the menus and tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 How to use the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Shortcut menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Mode menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Shooting basics 29 Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Taking still pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Taking still pictures using the viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Taking still pictures using the monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Zooming in on a subject (Optical zoom/Digital zoom) . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Using the digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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Contents 5 Advanced shooting 45 Using the self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Shooting pictures sequentially (Sequential shooting) . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation). . . . . . . . . . .47 Selecting the metering area (Spot metering) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Adjusting the color tone (White balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Selecting the image quality and size (Record mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Panorama shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Taking two-in-one pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Taking a picture of yourself (Self-portrait shooting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Playback 61 Playing back still pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Quick View (Double-click playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Index display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Slide-show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Playing back pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Playing back movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Protecting pictures (Protect). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Creating black and white pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Creating sepia-toned pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Resizing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Rotating pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Editing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Camera settings 81 Turning the beep sound off (Beep sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Formatting (Card setup). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Viewing a picture immediately after shooting (Rec View) . . . . . . . . . .84 Saving the settings (All Reset). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
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Contents 6 Displaying shooting information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Adjusting the monitor brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Pixel Mapping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Print settings 90 How to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Making a print reservation on the card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Troubleshooting 96 Error codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 If an operation does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 If the image quality is poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Specifications 103 Index 105 Indications used in this manual l Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. Reference pages describing details or associated information.
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7 Getting started Getting started Names of parts Lens barrier Turns the camera on and off in the shooting mode. Shutter button Lens Extends automatically when you open the lens barrier. Self-timer lamp Connector cover DC-IN jack USB connector Flash Pops up when you open the lens barrier. Zoom lever VIDEO OUT jack (Monitor) button Turns the camera on and off in the playback mode. Card cover Strap eyelet Monitor Arrow pad Battery compartment cover Tripod socket Green lamp AF target mark Viewfinder (OK/Menu) button Orange lamp
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8 Getting started Monitor indications Item Indication Ref. Page 1 Battery check , p.9 2 Flash , , , , p.42 3 Spot metering p.49 4 Memory gauge p.9 5 Exposure compensation -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 p.47 6 Self-timer/Drive , , p.35, p.45, p.46 7 White balance WB AUTO, , , , p.51 8 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 p.53 9 Number of storable still pictures/Seconds remaining 16/16" p.35 10 Number of pixels 1600 × 1200, 1024 × 768, 640 × 480 p.53 11 Date and time '02.01.12 12:30 p.20 12 File number, Frame number/Playing time 100-0016, 16/16" – 13 Print reservation, Number of prints × 2 p.92 14 Protect p.72 You can view shooting information details of the recorded picture in the playback mode. “Displaying shooting information” ( p.87). 1 2 Shooting mode Playback mode 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 11 12 1 8 10 5 14 7
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Monitor indications 9 Getting started Memory gauge The memory gauge lights up when you take a picture. While the gauge is lit, the camera is storing the picture on the card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. When the memory gauge is full, wait a few moments before taking the next shot. When taking still pictures When recording movies Battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication on the monitor changes as follows while the camera is turned on. Before shooting (Gauge is off) No more pictures can be taken (Fully Lit) One picture taken (Lit) More than two taken (Lit) Shoot Shoot Shoot Wait Before shooting (Gauge is off) During shooting (Lit) • Shooting is not possible until the lit area goes off completely. • Movie recording ends automatically when the memory gauge is full. Shoot Wait If you continue shooting Lights up (Green) Lights up (Red) Remaining power level: high Remaining power level: low Replace with a new battery. Remaining power level: exhausted Replace with a new battery. Green lamp and Orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder blink No indication
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10 Getting started Attaching the strap 1 Thread the short end of the strap through the strap eyelet. 2 Thread the long end of the strap through the loop that has already gone through the eyelet. 3 Pull the strap tight, making sure that it is securely fastened and does not come loose. • Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing serious damage. • Attach the strap correctly as shown above so that the camera does not fall off. If the strap is attached incorrectly and the camera falls off, Olympus is not responsible for any damages. Strap eyelet
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11 Getting started Loading the batteries This camera uses a CR-V3 lithium battery pack or two AA (R6) NiMH batteries, NiCd batteries, alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. 1 Make sure that: 2 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of (the direction indicated by the mark on the cover), and lift it up in the direction of . 3 Insert the batteries, making sure that they are correctly oriented as shown in the illustration. 4 Close the battery compartment cover in the direction of . While pressing the mark, slide the cover in the direction of . If the battery compartment cover will not close easily, do not force it. Try pressing the mark with both hands. If the camera is left for about 1 hour with the batteries removed, the date and time settings will revert to the factory default settings. The lens barrier is closed. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder is off. The monitor is off. Battery insertion direction mark When using a lithium battery pack When using AA (R6) batteries
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Loading the batteries 12 Getting started Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter In addition to the batteries provided, this camera can use the following types of battery or AC adapter. You are recommended to choose the power source best suited to the situation. CR-V3 lithium battery pack (Not rechargeable) Since the CR-V3 lithium battery pack has a long service life, it is convenient when traveling. Do not peel off the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. If an insulating sheet covers the terminals, peel it off only from the terminals. NiMH batteries (Rechargeable) Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. Their low- temperature resistance makes them a good choice for cold areas. AA (R6) alkaline batteries When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline batteries, which are easy to get 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. Use this type of battery only when you have no other choices available. Turn off the monitor whenever possible to save power. AC adapter The optional Olympus AC adapter allows you to power your camera from a household electrical outlet. 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. Electrical outlet AC adapter Camera
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Loading the batteries 13 Getting started • Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. • If the batteries become exhausted, when the camera is connected to a PC for a long time while powered by the batteries and you are downloading images from the camera, the image data may be lost or damaged. You are therefore recommended to use the optional AC adapter. However, do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is connected to the PC. • Do not remove or load the batteries or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. This may affect the camera's internal settings or functions. • The life of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery, manufacturer, camera shooting conditions, etc. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions below. This could reduce the number of pictures that can be taken. • When the monitor is turned on. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. • Repeated zooming of lens. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the camera is connected to a PC.
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14 Getting started Inserting the card (SmartMedia) This reference manual uses the term “card” when referring to SmartMedia. The pictures you have taken are stored in the card. Card basics Images recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. The following cards can be used: • Provided standard card • Optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards (4 MB - 128 MB) • Commercially available 3 V (3.3 V) cards (4 MB - 128 MB) c Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. d Write-protect area Attach the provided write-protect seal when you want to protect your data from accidental erasure or overwriting. e Index area Use the provided index label to indicate the card’s contents. • 2 MB cards cannot be used. • Commercially available 5 V cards cannot be used. • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card (such as a 3 V (3.3 V)), 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 (Card setup)” ( p.82) Handling precautions • Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F); Storing temperature: -20°C to 65°C (-4°F to 149°F); Humidity: up to 95% • Put the card into its anti-electrostatic case for storage or transportation. • Do not bend, drop, or apply any physical shock to the card. • Do not touch the contact area of the card. • Do not reuse the write-protect seal. • Read the provided SmartMedia instruction manual carefully. c d e
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Inserting the card (SmartMedia) 15 Getting started 1 Make sure that: 2 Open the card cover. 3 Insert the card as far as it will go in the direction shown in the illustration. There is an arrow inside the card cover, indicating the direction in which the card should be inserted. 4 Close the card cover securely until it clicks. The monitor is off. The lens barrier is closed. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder is off. Card insertion direction mark
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Inserting the card (SmartMedia) 16 Getting started Removing the card Hold the card with your fingertips and pull it out in the direction of the arrow. Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the batteries while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored.
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17 Getting started Turning the power on/off When shooting pictures Power on: Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. The lens extends and the flash pops up. If the lens does not extend, the lens barrier is not fully open. Open the lens barrier until it clicks. Power off: Close the lens barrier slightly until it just touches the lens barrier. The lens barrier stops just before it touches the lens and the lens retracts. Wait until the lens is fully retracted before closing the lens barrier completely. The camera turns off. (The monitor also turns off.) Press the flash down manually until it locks in place. To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode after about 3 minutes of non-operation. If the monitor is on, it will automatically turn off. The camera activates again as soon as you lightly press the shutter button or zoom lever. Whenever possible, turn the camera off when you do not intend to take any pictures for a while. Do not push the lens barrier forcefully against the lens as this may damage the lens or cause it to malfunction. If the date and time have reverted to the factory default settings, Y/M/D appears on the monitor. “Setting the date and time” ( p.20)
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Turning the power on/off 18 Getting started When playing back pictures Power on: Press the (monitor) button with the lens barrier closed. The camera turns on in the playback mode. The monitor turns on and the last picture taken is displayed. Power off: Press the (monitor) button. The monitor and the camera turn off. When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up for an instant and a picture appear after a short time. This is not a malfunction. Never open the card cover, remove the card or the batteries, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored. When changing the card, be sure to turn the camera off before opening the card cover. (monitor) button (monitor) button
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Turning the power on/off 19 Getting started What to do if the CARD SETUP screen is displayed When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If the card in the camera has to be formatted, the following screen appears. Note that all existing data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. To turn the camera off To format the card Press on the arrow pad to select POWER OFF, then press the (OK/Menu) button. The camera turns off. Press on the arrow pad to select FORMAT and press the (OK/Menu) button. Then select YES and press again to start formatting. Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures. POWER OFF FORMAt CARD SEtUP SELECt GO POWER OFF FORMAt CARD SEtUP SELECt GO YES NO CAUtION ERASING ALL SELECt GO FORMAt
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20 Getting started Setting the date and time 1 Open the lens barrier. 2 Press . The shooting mode 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 . MODE MENU DRIVE FUNCtION CAM PI C CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt REC VIEW CAM PI C CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt REC VIEW
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Setting the date and time 21 Getting started 6 Press to select one of the following date formats: Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day) M-D-Y (Month/Day/Year) D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year) Then press . The cursor moves to the next setting field. The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press to set the first field, then press to move to the next field. Press to move back to the previous setting field. 8 Repeat the above steps until the date and time are completely set. 9 Press . For a more accurate setting, press when the clock hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press . 10 Close the lens barrier. The camera turns off. If the camera is left for about 1 hour with the batteries removed, or if the battery power is exhausted, the date and time settings may be canceled or become incorrect. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. The date and time can also be set by the same procedure in the playback mode. Y M D SELECt GO SEt SELECt GO SEt
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22 Getting started Using the menus and tabs When you turn on the camera and press , the top menu is displayed on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This chapter explains how the menus work, using the shooting mode screens. MODE MENU DRIVE FUNCtION CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING SHQ 1600*1200 HQ 1600*1200 SQ1 1024*768 SQ2 640*480 CANCEL GO SELECt Shortcut Menus • Let you quickly access the most frequently used menu settings. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen, and let you select items by pressing . Select each menu using the arrow pad. Press . The top menu is displayed. Mode Menu • Lets you access the menu selections to set the metering, white balance, etc. • Categorizes the settings into 4 tabs. • Displays the CAMERA, PICTURE, CARD and SETUP tabs. Select the desired tab on the left of the screen by pressing . Tabs
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Using the menus and tabs 23 Getting started How to use the menus MODE MENU DRIVE FUNCtION CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt CAM PICtURE WB SEt CAM PI C CARD CARDSEtUP ALL RESEt REC VIEW 1Press to display the top menu, then press . 2Press to select a tab, then press to display the menu. Top menu CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab To return to select a tab, press .
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Using the menus and tabs 24 Getting started • Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and the settings performed. For example, when the movie mode is selected, you cannot select SEPIA, BLACK&WHITE or in the EDIT tab category. • By pressing 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. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING ON OFF CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING ON OFF 3Press to select the desired item, then press to display the available setting selections. 4Press to select the setting. Setting is completed when the setting has been selected. The green frame moves to the selected item. To close the menu, press twice. or To return to select an item, press or .
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Using the menus and tabs 25 Getting started Shortcut menus Shooting mode DRIVE FUNCTION Lets you shoot one frame at a time (normal shooting). p.30 Lets you shoot pictures in succession. p.46 Lets you shoot movies. p.35 Lets you select the resolution and the quality of the image Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 Movie : HQ, SQ p.53 2 IN 1 Lets you combine two still pictures taken in succession into one picture. p.58 Self-portrait mode: Lets you take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. p.60 PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand SmartMedia cards. p.56 MODE MENU DRIVE FUNCtION MODE MENU DRIVE When the still picture shooting mode is selected When the movie recording mode is selected
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Using the menus and tabs 26 Getting started Playback mode MOVIE PLAYBACK INFO ERASE Displays all recorded pictures in slide-show fashion. p.65 Plays back a movie. p.67 Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. p.87 Erases a selected picture. p.69 MODE MENU INFO ERASE MODE MENU MOVIEPLAYBACK INFO ERASE When a still picture is played back When a movie is played back
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Using the menus and tabs 27 Getting started Mode menus Mode menu functions are categorized into 4 tabs. Use to select a tab and display the respective functions. Shooting mode CAMERA tab Adjusts the brightness of the image (Exposure compensation). p.47 DIGITAL ZOOM Extends the maximum optical zoom, making possible up to approximately 5x zoom shooting with the digital zoom function. p.38 METERING Selects the area of the image that will be used to determine exposure or image brightness from the two available settings: ESP or (spot metering). p.49 PICTURE tab WB Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. p.51 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. p.82 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to save the current camera settings when you turn off the power. p.85 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, etc.) on and off. p.81 REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the monitor while saving them. p.84 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. p.88 Sets the date and time. p.20 CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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Using the menus and tabs 28 Getting started Playback mode PLAY tab Protects pictures from accidental erasure. p.72 Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. p.77 Stores printing information required for DPOF printers on the card. p.92 EDIT tab BLACK & WHITE Creates black and white pictures. p.74 SEPIA Creates sepia-toned pictures. p.75 Makes the file size smaller. p.76 INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 frames. p.79 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. Erases all image data stored on the card. p.82 p.70 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to save the current camera settings when you turn off the power. p.85 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, etc.) on and off. p.81 Selects the number of frames in the index display. p.64 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. p.88 Sets the date and time. p.20 CARD SEt EDI t PLAY PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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29 Shooting basics Shooting basics 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 at the top. Incorrect grip: Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Clear images cannot be obtained if the camera shakes as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera securely, and press the shutter button gently. 9 9 Horizontal grip Vertical grip
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30 Shooting basics Taking still pictures You can take still pictures using either the viewfinder or the monitor. Both methods are easy as all you have to do is to press the shutter button. Taking still pictures using the viewfinder 1 Open the lens barrier. Slide the lens barrier open until it clicks. The flash pops up and the lens extends. 2 Position the AF target mark over the subject in the viewfinder. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 0.5 m/1.6 ft, select the macro mode. “Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode)” ( p.40) 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway). The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights up when the focus and exposure are locked. At this time the sound of the focusing mechanism can be heard from inside the camera, but no picture is being taken. 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). The camera takes the picture. • While the green lamp is blinking, the subject cannot be brought into focus. Remove your finger from the shutter button, re-position your subject and half-press the shutter button again. “If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock)” ( p.33) • When the camera is too close to the subject, the green lamp blinks. If this happens, use the macro mode. “Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode)” ( p.40) Green lamp AF target mark Orange lamp
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Taking still pictures 31 Shooting basics Taking still pictures using the monitor 1 Open the lens barrier. Slide the lens barrier open until it clicks. The flash pops up and the lens extends. 2 Press . The monitor turns on. “Monitor indications” ( p.8) 3 Determine the image composition while observing your subject on the monitor. 4 Take the picture by following the same procedure as for shooting using the viewfinder. Press the shutter button all the way (fully) to take the picture. “Taking still pictures using the viewfinder” ( p.30) When you want to take pictures with the monitor off, press again. • While the orange lamp is blinking slowly after the shutter button is pressed halfway, the flash is charging. While the orange lamp is blinking quickly after shooting, the picture you just took is being stored. Wait until the lamps go off to take another picture. • If the memory gauge is fully lit, you cannot take any pictures. Wait a few seconds until the memory gauge goes off to take another picture. “Memory gauge” ( p.9) • The monitor is used for checking the image composition. Camera shake, the correct focus and exposure condition of the recorded picture should be checked by the close-up playback. “Close-up playback” ( p.62)
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Taking still pictures 32 Shooting basics Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor • Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is pressed hard, the camera may move and pictures may come out blurred. • Never open the card cover, remove the batteries or disconnect the AC adapter while the orange lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. Viewfinder Monitor Advantages Camera shake 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 more accurately. Disadvantages When close to a subject, the image in the viewfinder is a little different from the picture that the camera actually records. Camera shake can occur easily and subjects may be difficult to see in bright/dark places. The monitor uses more battery power than the viewfinder. Tips Use the viewfinder for general snapshots (landscape pictures, casual shots, etc.) or when taking several pictures in a row (approx. 0.5 m/1.6 ft - ). Use the monitor when you need to know the exact area the camera records, or when you want to shoot a close subject such as a close-up portrait or flower (approx. 0.2 m - 0.5 m/0.7 ft - 1.6 ft). • The camera records a wider area than the image in the viewfinder. • As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left). ∞
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33 Shooting basics If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock) 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. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2 Look into the viewfinder and position the AF target mark on the subject. 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. 3 Half-press the shutter button until the green lamp on the right of the viewfinder illuminates steady. The focus and exposure are locked when the green lamp lights up. 4 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot in the viewfinder. 5 Press the shutter button fully. Green lamp
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If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock) 34 Shooting basics Subjects that are difficult to focus on Under certain types of conditions, the auto focus may not work properly. If this happens, focus on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject (focus lock), recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button half-pressed and take the picture. • When the camera is too close to the subject, the green lamp blinks. If this happens, use the macro mode. “Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode)” ( p.40) • While the green lamp is blinking, the subject cannot be brought into focus. Remove your finger from the shutter button, re-position your subject and half-press the shutter button again. “If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock)” ( p.33) The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame Subject without vertical lines The green lamp on the right of the viewfinder lights up, but the subject cannot be brought into focus. The subject to be focused on is not in the center of the frame Subjects at different distances Fast-moving subject
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35 Shooting basics Recording movies You can record movies with this camera. Recorded movies can be played back or stored separately as still pictures using the index function. “Creating an index” ( p.79) 1 Display the top menu in the shooting mode. 2 Press to select DRIVE. 3 Press to select , then press . Movie recording is set and the menu is closed. The total recordable time depending on the card memory capacity and the mark are displayed on the monitor. 4 Record the movie while observing your subject on the monitor. Press the shutter button fully to start recording. When you press the shutter button, the number of seconds remaining for one record is displayed. Press the shutter button fully again to stop recording. Open the lens barrier. Press . DRIVE CANCEL GO SELECt Seconds remaining
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Recording movies 36 Shooting basics To cancel movie mode Press . The monitor turns off and the movie mode is canceled. • The movie mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) • During movie recording, the flash and optical zoom are disabled. To make a magnified recording, set the digital zoom function to ON. “Using the digital zoom” ( p.38)” • It takes longer to store movies than still pictures. • The seconds remaining varies depending on the record mode and the amount of space available on the card. • You cannot record movies with sound.
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37 Shooting basics Zooming in on a subject (Optical zoom/Digital zoom) Telephoto and wide-angle shooting are possible at 3x magnification using the optical zoom (equivalent to 38 mm -114 mm on a 35 mm camera). By combining the 3x optical zoom with the 2.5x digital zoom, you can obtain zoom magnification of approximately 7.5x (equivalent to 38 mm - 285 mm on a 35 mm camera). When the record mode is set to SQ2, the 5x digital zoom is available. Using the optical zoom 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2 Slide the zoom lever while looking in the viewfinder. Press the zoom lever toward to zoom in, and toward to zoom out. 3 Take the picture while looking in the viewfinder.
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Zooming in on a subject (Optical zoom/Digital zoom) 38 Shooting basics Using the digital zoom To use the digital zoom, set the digital zoom to ON in the menu. The maximum magnification varies on the record mode setting. When the record mode is set to SQ1, HQ or SHQ : 2.5x When the record mode is set to SQ2 : 5x “Selecting the image quality and size (Record mode)” ( p.53) 1 Display the top menu in the shooting mode. • Open the lens barrier. • Press . 2 Press to select MODE MENU. 3 Press to select the CAMERA tab, then press . 4 Press to select DIGITAL ZOOM, then press . 5 Press to select ON, then press . The digital zoom is set. To close the menu, press . CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING ON OFF
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Zooming in on a subject (Optical zoom/Digital zoom) 39 Shooting basics 6 Slide the zoom lever toward . The zoom indicator is displayed. • The white section of the zoom indicator indicates the optical zoom. If the digital zoom is set to ON, a red section appears on the zoom indicator. When you reach the limit of the optical zoom, the digital zoom is enabled. • Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. • Camera shake is likely to occur at higher magnifications. Stabilize the camera with a tripod, etc. to avoid camera shake. • Turning the monitor off cancels the digital zoom. However, when the digital zoom is set to ON, you can use the digital zoom again next time you turn the monitor on. 16 16 The bar moves on the zoom indicator according to the zoom magnification.
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40 Shooting basics Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode) The macro mode allows you to shoot a subject at a distance of 0.2 - 0.5 m/ 0.7 - 1.6 ft. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2 Press . The monitor turns on and the current macro setting is displayed. 3 Press while the current macro setting is displayed. The setting changes between ON and OFF each time is pressed. When the macro mode is selected, the macro mode indicator is displayed. 4 Take the picture while observing your subject on the monitor. To cancel macro mode, press repeatedly until OFF appears. The macro mode indicator disappears. Normal shooting With the macro mode 16 16 ON
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Taking close-up pictures (Macro mode) 41 Shooting basics The macro mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) • In the macro mode, keep a minimum distance of 0.2 m - 0.5 m/0.7 ft. - 1.6 ft. between the camera and the subject. When the camera is too close to the subject, the green lamp blinks. • If you use the flash in macro shooting, shadows may be conspicuous and the correct exposure may not be achieved.
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42 Shooting basics Using the flash In the auto-flash mode (factory default setting), the flash is designed to fire automatically when shooting under low light or against strong backlight, but you can change the flash mode to suit different shooting situations. Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you want to achieve. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2 Press . The current flash setting is displayed. 3 Press while the current flash setting is displayed. Each time you press , the flash mode is switched in the following sequence: AUTO - - - - - . 4 Take the picture. • The flash working range is approximately 2.5 m/8.2 ft. • The camera returns to the auto-flash mode (factory default setting) when the lens barrier is closed.“Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) 16 16 AUtO 16 16
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Using the flash 43 Shooting basics Auto-flash (No indication) The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. To shoot a subject with backlight, position the AF target mark over the subject in the viewfinder. Red-eye reduction flash ( ) The light from the flash may make the subject’s eyes appear red in pictures. The red-eye reduction flash mode reduces this phenomenon by emitting pre- flashes before firing the regular flash. This helps accustom the subject’s eyes to the bright light and minimizes the red-eye phenomenon. Fill-in flash ( ) The flash always fires every time the shutter button is released. This mode is suitable when you need minimize shadows around the subject (such as the shade of tree leaves on the subject’s face), in backlight conditions, or under artificial light such as a fluorescent lamp. • While the orange lamp is blinking, the flash is charging. The shutter button will not release when the flash is set to fire but the flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off, then retry shooting. • If you use the flash when shooting at a close distance, shadows may be conspicuous and the correct exposure may not be achieved. • In sequential shooting, panorama or movie mode, the flash is disabled. • After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released, so do not move the camera and hold it firmly. • Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at the pre-flashes, or if the shooting range is too far. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. The subject’s eyes appear red.
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Using the flash 44 Shooting basics Flash off ( ) The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited, or when you want to shoot a natural-looking twilight or night scene. Night scene ( ) Use this mode when shooting a subject against a night background. In this mode, the flash is designed for slow shutter speeds, enabling the flash to brighten the subject and the slow shutter speed to shoot the background, ensuring both are exposed. Night scene with red-eye reduction ( ) Use this mode when shooting a portrait against a night background to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. In this mode, pre-flashes are emitted to counter the red-eye phenomenon. The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light. Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low light situations when the flash off, night scene or night scene with red-eye reduction flash mode is set, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera shake. The orange lamp lights up to warn of camera shake when the flash off mode is set in low light situations, but you can take pictures. Note that a moving subject will be blurred.
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45 Advanced shooting Advanced shooting Using the self-timer This function is useful for taking pictures with yourself included in the photograph. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. 1 Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. 2 Press . The monitor turns on and the current self- timer setting is displayed. 3 Press while the current self-timer setting is displayed. The setting changes between ON and OFF each time is pressed. 4 Press the shutter button fully. The self-timer lamp lights up for approximately 10 seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for 2 seconds with beep sound, the picture is taken. • The self-timer mode is canceled automatically after taking one picture or when the lens barrier is closed even if All Reset is set to OFF. • To cancel shooting after the shutter button has been pressed, press . 16 16 ON Self-timer lamp
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46 Advanced shooting Shooting pictures sequentially (Sequential shooting) This function allows you to take a rapid succession of still pictures by pressing and holding the shutter button (over 5 pictures at 1.1 frames per second in HQ mode). As you can choose the best picture from a series of sequential shots, you are recommended to use this mode when taking a moving subject. You can also erase the unwanted shots afterwards. “Single-frame erase” ( p.69) 1 Display the top menu in the shooting mode. • Open the lens barrier. • Press . 2 Press to select DRIVE. 3 Press to select , then press . Sequential shooting is set and the menu is closed. 4 Take the pictures. Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed. The camera will take pictures in sequence until you release the button. • The sequential shooting mode is canceled when the lens barrier is closed. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) • During sequential shooting, the flash is displayed. • Since the shutter speed is set to 1/30 sec. max., exposure is decreased when shooting a dark subject to prevent camera shake. • The number of pictures that can be shot in succession and the sequential shooting speed vary depending on the subject, the record mode, and the amount of space available on the card. It takes longer than usual to store pictures after sequential shooting. DRIVE CANCEL GO SELECt
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47 Advanced shooting Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) This function allows you to make fine changes to the automatic exposure setting. In some situations, you may get better results when the exposure that the camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually. You can adjust the brightness in the range of ±2.0 in 0.5 steps. Often white subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjusting towards [ + ] makes these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust towards [ - ] when shooting black subjects. 1 Display the top menu in the shooting mode. • Open the lens barrier. • Press . 2 Press to select MODE MENU. 3 Press to select the CAMERA tab, then press . 4 Press to select , then press . −2.0 ±0 +2.0 CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING
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Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) 48 Advanced shooting 5 Press to select the exposure compensation value. Select a [ + ] value to brighten the image or a [ - ] value to darken the image. The exposure compensation value is set. To close the menu, press twice. 6 Take the picture. • The exposure compensation value returns to ±0 (factory default setting) when the lens barrier is closed. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” ( p.85) • When you adjust the exposure while observing the subject on the monitor, the brightness of the image displayed also changes. However, the variation may be less noticeable when the subject is dark. In this case, play back the recorded picture to confirm that the exposure is satisfactory. • If the flash is used, the image brightness (exposure) may differ from the intended brightness (exposure). • Exposure compensation cannot correct the image if the surroundings of the subject are extremely bright or dark. CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING +1.5
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49 Advanced shooting Selecting the metering area (Spot metering) In a backlight situation, your subject may appear dark if the picture is taken with the normal metering value (Digital ESP metering). In this case, by changing the metering area to the center of the viewfinder (Spot metering), a subject can be shot with optimal exposure regardless of the background light. 1 Display the top menu in the shooting mode. • Open the lens barrier. • Press . 2 Press to select MODE MENU. 3 Press to select the CAMERA tab and press . 4 Press to select METERING, then press . Metering settings ESP (Digital EPS) : Meters the center of the viewfinder and the area around it separately to obtain the optimum exposure. (No indication is displayed on the monitor.) (Spot metering): Meters only the center of the viewfinder to obtain the appropriate exposure for the subject. CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING CARD SEt PI C CAMERA DIGItALZOOM MEtERING

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