Olympus Camedia X-100 manual

User manual for the Olympus Camedia X-100 in English. This PDF manual has 175 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA D-540ZOOM C-310ZOOM X-100 REFERENCE MANUAL <Click Here> Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions. Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC. DIGITAL CAMERA - PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL
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Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions care- fully 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. Screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual may differ from those of the actual product. DIGITAL CAMERA D-540ZOOM C-310ZOOM X-100 REFERENCE MANUAL
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2 For customers in North and South America For customers in Europe Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark cameras are intended for sales in Europe. For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : D-540ZOOM/C-310ZOOM/X-100 Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number :1-631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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3 Composition of the manual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 For fine- tuning the settings to get that particular shot. Getting started About the menus Shooting basics Advanced shooting Playback Useful functions Miscellaneous Troubleshooting and other information. Contents P.4 P.8 P.31 P.40 P.59 P.73 P.89 P.98 P.121 Print setting (DPOF) Specifications Glossary of terms P.135 P.137 For playing back and arranging pictures. Settings that make the camera easier to operate. Printing pictures. Index P.139 For shooting and learning the basic operations. Introduction of the camera’s functions. Direct printing (PictBridge) 9 P.107
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4 Contents Composition of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 Getting started 8 Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Attaching the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Selecting optional batteries or an AC adapter. . . . . . . . . . 17 Inserting a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Removing the card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 If the card is not recognized (card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2 About the menus 31 Types of menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 How to use the menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Shortcut menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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5 Contents 3 Shooting basics 40 Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Turning off the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Using the digital zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 4 Advanced shooting 59 Macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Super macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Sequential shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 PANORAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Selecting a record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) . . . . . . 69 Adjusting the white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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6 Contents 5 Playback 73 Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 QUICK VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Picture rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Selecting the number of pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 MOVIE PLAYBACK - Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Editing still pictures (Resizing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Editing movies (INDEX-Creating an index) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 6 Useful functions 89 ALL RESET - Saving the camera's settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 CARD SETUP - Formatting cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Displaying shooting information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Adjusting the monitor brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 REC VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 FILE NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 PIXEL MAPPING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 7 Print setting (DPOF) 98 With print reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Single-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Resetting print reservation data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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7 Contents 8 Direct printing (PictBridge) 107 Using the direct printing function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Connecting the camera to a printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Printing pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Using the simple print method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 ALL PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Exiting direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 If an error code is displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 9 Miscellaneous 121 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 The camera does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 The image quality is poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 List of menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 List of factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 List of items by shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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8 1 Getting started 1 Getting started Names of parts Camera Flash P.56 Self-timer lamp P.62, P.108 USB connector cover P.108 DC-IN jack P.17 USB connector P.108 Lens Extends automatically when you set the shooting mode. Zoom lever (W/T• ) P.53, P.75, P.77 Card cover P.20 Strap eyelet P.14 DC-IN jack cover P.17 Card slot P.20 Shutter button P.45
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9 Names of parts 1 Getting started Playback mode P.73 Shooting mode P.40 Lock button P.22, P.40 QUICK VIEW button P.74 Self-timer button ( ) P.62 Monitor P.10 Macro button ( ) P.59 Viewfinder P.44 Tripod socket Flash mode button ( ) P.56 Arrow pad ( ) P.25, P.31 Power switch Arrow pad OK/Menu button ( ) P.31 Battery compartment cover P.15 Buttons on the arrow pad have their respective functions. They are also used as direction buttons. , , and indicate which button to be pressed. Shooting mode button ( : Virtual Dial) P.40 Power switch P.22, P.40, P.73
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10 1 Names of parts Getting started Monitor indications Shooting mode Items Indications Ref. Page 1 Shooting mode , , , , , , P.40 2 Battery check , P.12 3 Green lamp P.44 4 Flash standby Camera movement warning/ Flash charge (lit) (Blinks) P.44 5 Macro mode , P.59 6 Flash mode , , P.56 7 Sequential shooting , P.63 8 Self-timer P.62 9 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.66 10 Resolution 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480, etc. P.66 11 Exposure compensation -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 P.69 12 White balance , , , P.71 13 AF target mark [ ] P.44 14 Memory gauge , , , P.12 15 Number of storable still pictures Remaining recording time 15 00:36 P.44 P.51 2 1 12 5 11 12 11 15 5 7 9 14 13 1 Still picture Movie 2 3 4 6 10 9 8 6 8 15 13
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11 Names of parts 1 Getting started Playback mode INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the monitor. Screens when the information display is set to ON are shown below. "Displaying shooting information" (P.93) • The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the index display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie playback function. Items Indications Ref. Page 1 Print reservation, Number of prints x 10 P.100 2 Battery check , P.12 3 Protect P.82 4 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.66 5 Resolution 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480, etc. P.66 6 Exposure compensation -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 P.69 7 White balance WB AUTO, , , , P.71 8 Date and time 04.02.10 12:30 P.27 9 File number (still picture), Number of frames Elapsed time/Total recording time (movie) 100-0016, 16 00:00/00:15 - 10 Movie P.80 2 1 4 6 2 7 8 9 4 5 5 9 7 8 Still picture Movie 3 3 10 Note
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12 1 Names of parts Getting started Memory gauge The memory gauge lights up when you take a still picture. While the gauge is lit, the camera is storing the picture on the card. The memory gauge indica- tion changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. The indication is not displayed during movie recording. Battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication 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). Wait until the gauge returns to the status on the left to take the next shot. One picture taken (Lit) Two or more taken (Lit) Shoot * Shoot * Shoot Wait * The memory gauge indication may not be displayed depending on the record mode you selected. Lit (Green) (The indicator turns off after a while) Remaining power level: high. Remaining power level: exhausted. Replace with new batteries. Blinks (Red) Remaining power level: low. Prepare new batteries. "BATTERY EMPTY" is displayed.
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13 1 Getting started How to use this manual This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. Indications used in this manual Important information on factors which may lead to malfunctions 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. Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details on operating procedures, see "How to use the menus" (P.32). The buttons for various functions and their location are clearly illustrated. and indicate which button to press on the arrow pad. (The up or down buttons are used in this example.) Note
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14 1 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 following the procedure 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 Note
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15 1 Getting started Loading the batteries This camera uses 1 CR-V3 lithium battery pack, 2 AA (R6) alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries. 1 Make sure that the power switch is located at OFF. 2 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of . • The battery compartment cover is unlocked and opened in the direction of . • Use the ball of your finger to slide the cover. Do not use your fingernail as this could result in injury. Important • CR-V3 lithium battery cannot be recharged. • Do not peel off the label from a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. • Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. Power switch Battery compartment cover
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16 1 Loading the batteries Getting started 3 Insert the batteries, making sure that they are correctly oriented as shown in the illustration. The battery insertion direction mark is provided inside of the battery compartment. 4 Close the battery compartment cover, and press it down and slide it in the direction shown . • If the battery compartment cover seems hard to close, do not force it. With the battery compartment cover shut, press the mark firmly and push it in the direction indicated by . • If the camera is left for about 3 days with the batteries removed, the date and time setting will revert to the factory default setting. When using AA (R6) batteries When using a CR-V3 lithium battery pack Battery insertion direction mark When using a CR-V3 lithium battery pack, insert it in the direction as shown in the illustration. There is a mark showing the correct way to insert the AA batteries on the bottom of the camera. Note The amount of power consumed varies considerably depending on the operations performed on the digital camera. If you use exhausted batteries or alkaline batteries, the camera may turn off without displaying the battery level warning (P.12). Precautions when using batteries
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17 Loading the batteries 1 Getting started Selecting optional batteries or an AC adapter In addition to the batteries provided with the camera, the following types of battery or AC adapter can be used. 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. NiMH batteries (Rechargeable batteries) Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. However, charging the batteries repeatedly before using up their capacity will shorten the life of the batteries per charge gradually. 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 take may vary considerably depending on the battery manufacturer, 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 downloading or printing out of images. 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. DC-IN jack (black) AC wall outlet Power plug Connection cord plug DC-IN jack cover AC adaptor
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18 1 Loading the batteries Getting started • Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. • If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC or printer, the image data may be lost or damaged. You are recommended to use the AC adapter when transferring images to a PC. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the PC or printer. • Do not remove or load the batteries or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. • The life of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery, manufacturer, shooting conditions, etc. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions below. This could shorten the life of the batteries. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. • Repeated zoom adjustments. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the camera is connected to a PC or printer. • Carefully read the AC adapter’s instructions before use. • When using an AC adapter, the AC adapter supplies power to the camera even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge batteries in the camera. Note
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19 1 Getting started Inserting a card "Card" in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the card to record pictures. Card basics 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 to 512 MB) • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. "CARD SETUP - Formatting cards" (P.91) 1 2 Note
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20 1 Inserting a card Getting started 1 Make sure that the power switch is located at OFF. 2 Open the card cover. 3 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as shown in the illustration. • Insert the card while keeping it straight. • The card stops with a click when it is inserted all the way. • 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. Power switch Card cover The position of the card inserted correctly Notch Contact area
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21 Inserting a card 1 Getting started Removing the card 1 Make sure that the power switch is located at OFF. 2 Open the card cover. 3 Push the card all the way in to unlock it, and let it return slowly. • The card is ejected a short way and then stops. 4 Hold the card straight and pull it out. • Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint pens. • Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the batteries while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data on the card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored. • Do not place a sticker or label on the card as this could prevent the card from being ejected. Power switch Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Note Note
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22 1 Getting started Power on/off When shooting pictures (Shooting mode) Power on: Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. The lens extends and the subject is displayed on the monitor. Power off: Slide the power switch to OFF. The camera turns off. (The monitor also turns off.) • Even if the monitor is turned off, the battery power is consumed unless the power switch is located at OFF. TIPS • To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode and stops operating if not used for 3 minutes. 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. Power switch Lock button Power switch
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23 Power on/off 1 Getting started When playing back pictures (Playback mode) Power on: Slide the power switch to . The camera turns on in the playback mode. The monitor turns on and the last picture taken is displayed. If no pictures have been taken yet, or the xD-Picture card is empty, the message “NO PICTURE” is displayed on the monitor. Power off: Slide the power switch to OFF. The monitor and the camera turn off. • Even if the monitor is turned off, the battery power is consumed unless the power switch is located at OFF. TIPS • When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up momentarily and a picture may be displayed briefly. 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. Power switch Power switch Note
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24 1 Power on/off Getting started If the card is not recognized (card check) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If there is no card in the camera or a card that is not supported by this camera is inserted, one of the following screens will be displayed. • All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Monitor indication Corrective action NO CARD There is no card in the camera or the card is not inserted properly. → Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again correctly. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. Replace with a new card, or format the card. → Press to select POWER OFF, and press . Replace it with a new one. → Format the card. Press to select FORMAT, and press to display the confirmation screen. Select YES and press . Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures. Note
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25 1 Getting started Selecting a language You can select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. 1 Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. • The camera turns on in the shooting mode. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press to select the SETUP tab, and press . Power switch Lock button OK button Arrow pad Top menu SETUP tab
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26 1 Selecting a language Getting started 5 Press to select , and press . • The green frame moves to the selected item. 6 Press to select a language, and press . 7 Press again to exit the menu. 8 Slide the power switch to OFF. TIPS • The language can also be set from the playback mode. Power switch
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27 1 Getting started Setting the date and time 1 Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. • The camera turns on in the shooting mode. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press to select the SETUP tab, and press . 5 Press to select , and press . • The green frame moves to the selected item. Power switch Lock button OK button Arrow pad Top menu SETUP tab
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28 1 Setting the date and time 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 . • Move to the year setting. • The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press to set the year, and press to move to the month setting. • To move back to the previous setting, press . • The first two digits of the year are fixed. 8 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. • The camera only displays the time in 24-hour time system ("2. p.m." would be "14:00"). 9 Press . • For a more accurate setting, press when the time signal hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button. 10 Slide the power switch to OFF. OK button Power switch
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29 Setting the date and time 1 Getting started • The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. • The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings if the camera is left without the battery for approximately 3 days. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the batteries were only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. TIPS • The date and time can also be set from the playback mode. Note
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30 1 Getting started 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 vertical position, hold the camera to position the flash above the lens. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Correct grip: Incorrect grip: • Clear pictures cannot be obtained if the camera moves as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently. Horizontal grip Vertical grip × Note
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31 2 About the menus 2 About the menus Types of menus 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. Shortcut Menus • Take you directly to the setting screens. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. Mode Menus • Categorizes the settings into tabs. • Displays the tabs of each menu. Select the desired tab on the left of the screen by pressing . Select a menu using the arrow pad. Press . The top menu is displayed. Arrow pad ( ) OK/Menu button Tab
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32 2 About the menus How to use the menus 1 Press to display the top menu. Press . Top menu CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab 2 Press to select a tab, and press . OK button Arrowpad Press to return to the tab selection screen.
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33 How to use the menus 2 About the menus • Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and the settings performed. • In the shooting mode, you can take pictures by pressing the shutter button even with the menu being displayed. • 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.89) 4 Press to select a setting. Press to complete setting. Press again to exit the menu and return to shooting status. The green frame moves to the selected item. or 3 Press to select an item, and press . To return to select an item, press or . Note
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34 2 About the menus Shortcut menus Shooting mode Shortcut menus are frequently used menus that can be accessed from the top menu. Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. P.71 Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Movie : HQ, SQ P.66 Sets whether or not the monitor also goes on when the camera turns on. If the monitor is set to off, the top menu displays MONITOR ON when the camera turns on. P.47 WB MONITOR OFF (MONITOR ON)
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35 Shortcut menus 2 About the menus Playback mode Runs through all saved pictures one after another. It is displayed when the camera is playing back still pictures. P.79 Plays back movies. It is displayed when a movie is selected. P.80 Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P.93 Erases the selected still picture or movie. P.83 Still picture Movie MOVIE PLAYBACK INFO ERASE
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36 2 About the menus Mode Menus The MODE MENU has 3 tabs. Press to select a tab and display the associated menu items. Shooting mode CAMERA tab Adjusts the brightness of the image (Exposure compensation). P.69 DIGITAL ZOOM Enables the zoom shooting at larger magnification than the maximum optical zoom. P.54 Allows pictures to be taken as close as 2 cm/0.8" from the subject. P.61 DRIVE Selects the shooting mode from (Single-frame shooting) and (Sequential shooting). P.63 PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. P.64 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. P.91 CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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37 Mode Menus 2 About the menus SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.89 Selects a language for on-screen display. P.25 REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the monitor while saving them to a card. P.95 FILE NAME Changes how file names are assigned. P.96 PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing functions for errors. P.97 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.94 Sets the date and time. P.27 CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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38 2 Mode Menus About the menus Playback mode PLAY tab Protects pictures from accidental erasure. P.82 Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. P.76 Stores print reservation information on the card. P.98 EDIT tab Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new file. P.85 INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 frames. P.87 CARD tab CARD SETUP Erases all image data stored on the card. (ALL ERASE, FORMAT) P.84 P.91 PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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39 Mode Menus 2 About the menus SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.89 Selects a language for on-screen display. P.25 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.94 Sets the date and time. P.27 Selects the number of frames in the index display. P.77 PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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40 3 Shooting basics 3 Shooting basics Shooting mode This camera allows you to take still pictures and record movies. This camera has 7 shooting modes to choose from depending on the shooting conditions and the effect you want to achieve. The factory default setting of the shooting mode is PROGRAM AUTO. For normal shooting which does not require any special setting or effect, you do not need to follow this procedure. 1 Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. • The camera turns on in the shooting mode. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press ( ). • The screen for selecting the shooting mode (virtual dial) is displayed. Power switch Lock button Shooting mode button ( ) Virtual dial screen
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41 Shooting mode 3 Shooting basics 3 Select the mode best suited to your purpose from the following. • Press to select the mode. 4 Press . • The shooting mode is set, and the virtual dial screen disappears. Even if the button is not pressed, the mode will be set and the screen will disappear. PROGRAM AUTO (Factory default setting) Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and metering, can be adjusted manually. (Portrait) Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. (Landscape + Portrait) Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. (Landscape) Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
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42 3 Shooting mode Shooting basics (Night scene) Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both your subject and the night background. (Self portrait) Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens at yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the wide position and cannot be changed. (Movie) Lets you record movies. The camera maintains the correct focus and exposure even if your subject moves. You cannot record movies with sound. "Recording movies" (P.51) Normal shooting (Flash fires.) Night scene mode (Flash fires.)
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43 Shooting mode 3 Shooting basics TIPS • For details of the functions for each mode "List of items by shooting mode" (P.133) • In the night scene mode, the sequential shooting is not available. • In the self-portrait mode, the digital zoom, super macro and panorama shooting are not available. • The prior flash setting is maintained in the night scene mode. • The flash mode is set independently from the night scene mode. "Using the flash" (P.56) • Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure you stabilize the camera by using a tripod or set it on a level surface. Note
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44 3 Shooting basics Taking still pictures You can take still pictures using either the monitor or the viewfinder. Both methods are easy as all you have to do is to press the shutter button. With the monitor, you can shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records. 1 Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. • The camera turns on in the shooting mode. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Decide the composition while looking at the image on the monitor. • You can take pictures using the viewfinder, with the monitor turned off. When the monitor is off, the green lamp and mark are not displayed. "Turning off the monitor" (P.47) "Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor" (P.46) Power switch Lock button Shutter button Shooting mode (P.40) AF target mark (P.10) Number of storable still pictures (P.66) Memory gauge (P.12) Flash standby/Flash charge (P.56) Green lamp (P.45)
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45 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics 3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. • Focus and exposure are locked, when the green lamp lights steadily. (Focus Lock) • When the flash is ready to fire, the mark lights. 4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera takes the picture. • The BUSY bar is displayed while the picture is stored on the card. The next shooting is available when the display goes off. TIPS Correct focus cannot be obtained on the subject you want to shoot. → "If correct focus cannot be obtained" (P.48) The green lamp blinks. →You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 20 cm (7.9") away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 2 cm/0.8" from the subject. "Super macro mode shooting" (P.61) →Depending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. "If correct focus cannot be obtained" (P.48) The mark blinks slowly when the shutter button is pressed halfway. →The flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off. To check the picture you have just taken immediately. →Set REC VIEW to ON. "REC VIEW" (P.95) The monitor turns off automatically. →If the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the monitor turns off automatically. Touch the shutter button or zoom lever to turn the monitor on. The monitor is hard to see. →Bright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines to appear on the monitor screen. In this case, use the viewfinder. (Note that this does not affect recorded pictures.) Shutter button Shutter button
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46 3 Taking still pictures Shooting basics • Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is pressed hard, the camera may move, resulting in a blur. • Never open the card cover, remove the batteries or disconnect the AC adapter while the BUSY bar is displayed on the monitor. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the picture in shadow may appear colored. Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor Viewfinder Monitor Advantages Camera movement does not occur easily and subjects can be seen clearly even in bright places. Little battery power is used. You can check the picture area that the camera actually records 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 movement 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.). Use the monitor when you want to shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records, or when you take close-up shots of people or flowers (macro shooting). • The camera records a wider area than the image in the viewfinder. • As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left). Note
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47 Taking still pictures 3 Shooting basics Turning off the monitor You can set whether or not the monitor is turned on when turning the camera on in the shooting mode. 1 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 2 Press on the arrow pad (OFF). 3 The monitor turned off. • Pressing to display the top menu, and press again turns the monitor on (ON). If the MONITOR OFF is set, the top menu displays MONITOR ON. OK button Arrow pad
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48 3 Shooting basics If correct focus cannot be obtained When correct focus cannot be obtained on the subject you want to shoot, you can focus the camera on another point at roughly the same distance (focus lock) and take the picture as explained below. Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock) 1 Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the lock button. • The camera turns on in the shooting mode. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. • When shooting a hard-to-focus subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject. 3 Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. • When the green lamp lights steadily, the focus and the exposure are locked. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus and exposure are not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position your subject and press the shutter button halfway again. Power switch Lock button Shutter button AF target mark Shutter button
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49 If correct focus cannot be obtained 3 Shooting basics 4 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot. 5 Press the shutter button fully. TIPS The green lamp blinks. →You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 20 cm (7.9") away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 2 cm/0.8" from the subject. "Super macro mode shooting" (P.61) →Depending on the subject, the focus may not be locked. "Subjects that are difficult to focus on" (P.50) Green lamp Shutter button

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