Olympus E-330 manual

User manual for the Olympus E-330 in English. This PDF manual has 196 pages.

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ADVANCED MANUAL Using the functions of the camera Selecting the right mode for sh ooting conditions Various shooting functions Focusing functions Exposure, image and color Playback Customizing the settings/functions of your camera Printing Connecting to a computer Getting to know your camera better Information Interchangeable lenses Others s0003_e_advanced.book Page 0 Tuesday, December 28, 2005 1:36 AM This manual explains advanced techniques such as shooting and playback functions, customizing functions or settings and transferring recorded images to a computer, etc. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product.    © 2006 Printed in China VH488401 http://www.olympus.com/ Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan Two Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058, Melville, NY 11747-9058, U.S.A. Tel. 1-631-844-5000 Technical Support (USA) 24/7 online automated help: http://www.olympusamerica.com/E1 Phone customer support: Tel. 1-800-260-1625 (Toll-free) Our phone customer support is available from 8 am to 10 pm (Monday to Friday) ET E-Mail: e-slrpro@olympusamerica.com Olympus software updates can be obtained at: http://www.olympus.com/digital Premises: Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany Tel: +49 40-23 77 3-0 / Fax: +49 40-23 07 61 Goods delivery: Bredowstrasse 20, 22113 Hamburg, Germany Letters: Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany European Technical Customer Support: Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com or call our TOLL FREE NUMBER* : 00800 - 67 10 83 00 for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom * Please note some (mobile) phone services/provider do not permit access or request an additional prefix to +800 numbers. For all not listed European Countries and in case that you can't get connected to the above mentioned number please make use of the following CHARGED NUMBERS: +49 180 5 - 67 10 83 or +49 40 - 237 73 899 Our Technical Customer Support is available from 9 am to 6 pm MET (Monday to Friday)
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2 How to use this manual This manual includes a table of contents, index and menu list to help you easily locate the information you need. Searching the table of contents g P. 4 All section titles and chapter headings are listed in the table of contents so that you can quickly find the information you need. There are chapters on camera buttons, how to operate the menus, the functions of each feature, etc. Searching the index g P. 193 Terms used in this manual (such as the names of functions) are listed in alphabetical order. When you come across a term that you are not familiar with or about which you want to learn more, you can search the index to find the relevant page. Camera part names and monitor indications are listed at the end of the manual. Searching the list of menus g P. 166 The camera's menus are listed in a tree structure. When you come across a menu whose name is unfamiliar on the menu screen, you can find the relevant pages for this menu function in the menu list. For information on how to read the instructions in this manual, refer to “How to read the instruction pages”(P. 3). Single-frame playback ...................................................................................89 Close-up playback .........................................................................................90 Light box display............................................................................................91 Index display/Calendar display......................................................................92 Information display.........................................................................................93 Slideshow.......................................................................................................94 Rotating images.............................................................................................95 Playback on TV..............................................................................................96 Editing still images.........................................................................................97 Copying images.............................................................................................99 Protecting images k Preventing accidental erasure...................................100 Erasing images............................................................................................101 Single-frame erase .......................................................................101 All-frame erase .............................................................................101 6 Playback ...............................................................................89 Describes how to play back images that have been taken. For example When you want to play back the images you have just taken Go to “6 Playback” and look for the page titled “Single- frame playback........89”. W/X (Shooting menu) ....................................166 j button function .........................................111 4 Center weighted averaging metering .........74 < CUSTOM ...................................................116 Y Custom menu .............................................168 e Digital ESP metering .................................74 < EASY .........................................................116 ISO ISO ...........................................................78 q Playback menu .........................................167 Z Setup menu ................................................169 n Spot metering ............................................74 nHI Spot metering - highlight control ............74 nSH Spot metering - shadow control ............74 A Adobe RGB ......................................................88 AE bracketing ...................................................41 AE lock .............................................................77 AEL metering ..................................................108 AEL/AFL memo ..............................................108 AEL/AFL mode ...............................................106 AF illuminator ....................................................70 AF MODE .........................................................66 All-frame erase ...............................................101 Anti-shock .........................................................88 Aperture priority shooting A .............................30 Aperture value ..................................................29 Auto bracketing .................................................40 Auto flash ..........................................................45 Auto focus .......................................................149 Auto power off ................................................118 Auto white balance .....................................79, 81 D Date/time setting ............................................ 119 DIAL ............................................................... 110 Direct print ..................................................... 125 DOCUMENTS .................................................. 27 DPOF ............................................................. 120 E Easy printing .................................................. 126 Editing still images ........................................... 97 EV step .......................................................... 108 Exposure compensation .................................. 75 Eyepiece cover ................................................ 60 F File name ....................................................... 114 Fill-in flash ........................................................ 47 FIREWORKS ................................................... 27 Firmware ........................................................ 118 Flash bracketing .............................................. 53 Flash intensity control ...................................... 52 Flash mode ...................................................... 45 Flash off ........................................................... 47 Focus aid ......................................................... 69 Focus lock ........................................................ 39 Focus mode ..................................................... 66 Focus ring ...................................................... 112 G Gradation ......................................................... 86 For example If you want to know more about the term “HQ” J Go to the index at the end of this manual and look under H for “HQ.......71, 166”. NOISE REDUCTION OFF*/ON P. 87 WB AUTO* R -7 - +7 P. 81 G -7 - +7 5 5300K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 3 6000K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 2 7500K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 1 3000K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 w 4000K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 x 4500K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 y 6600K R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 V R -7 - +7 G -7 - +7 CWB 2000K - 14000K ISO AUTO* /100 - 400 (Enhanced: 400 - 3200) P. 78 For example When you want to know how to make settings for WB in the menu screen J Go through the menus until you find WB and look for the reference page number. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 2 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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3 How to read the instruction pages 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 a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided.  TIPS Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information. This represents the arrow pad. Step through the MENU in the order of  g P. 23. Shows alternative setting procedures. AF illuminator The built-in flash can function as an AF illuminator. This helps with focusing in low-light conditions in the AF mode. To use this function, raise the flash. 1 MENU [Y] [AF ILLUMINATOR] 2 Use p to select [ON] or [OFF]. 3 Press the i button. Setting the remote control Press the j j (sequential shooting) button and set using the control dial. <0s Triggers the shutter right away. <2s Triggers the shutter 2 seconds after. • When settings are made with the j button, the information is also displayed on the viewfinder. Control panel setting procedure i p:o (Drive mode) i Menu setting procedure MENU [X] [j/</Y] Setting j button :0 seconds :2 seconds Viewfinder s0003_e_advanced.book Page 3 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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4 Table of Contents How to use this manual....................................................................................2 How to read the instruction pages ...................................................................3 How to use the mode dial ..............................................................................18 Easy shooting modes .....................................................................18 Advanced shooting modes .............................................................19 How to set the functions.................................................................................20 Control panel screen display ..........................................................20 How to make function settings........................................................20 Shooting modes.............................................................................................25 Advanced shooting modes.............................................................................28 P: Program shooting ......................................................................28 A: Aperture priority shooting..........................................................30 S: Shutter priority shooting.............................................................32 M: Manual shooting........................................................................34 Live view ........................................................................................................36 Enlarged display operation (B mode) .............................................37 Ruled lines display..........................................................................37 Preview function.............................................................................................38 If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock) ...........................................39 Auto bracketing..............................................................................................40 AE bracketing .................................................................................41 WB bracketing ................................................................................43 MF bracketing.................................................................................44 Flash shooting................................................................................................45 Flash mode.....................................................................................45 Manual flash ...................................................................................48 Setting the flash mode....................................................................50 Using the built-in flash ....................................................................51 Flash intensity control.....................................................................52 Flash bracketing .............................................................................53 1 Using the functions of the camera.....................................18 Describes the camera's functions and how to operate them. 2 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions............25 Describes the various modes for shooting. 3 Various shooting functions ................................................39 Describes the various ways to shoot. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 4 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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5 Table of Contents External electronic flashes (optional)..............................................53 Using the external electronic flash..................................................54 Super FP flash................................................................................55 Using commercially available flashes.............................................56 Non-specified commercial flashes..................................................57 Single-frame shooting/sequential shooting ....................................................58 Setting single-frame/sequential shooting........................................58 Self-timer shooting .........................................................................................59 Remote control shooting ................................................................................61 Panorama shooting........................................................................................64 AF frame selection .........................................................................................65 Focus mode ...................................................................................................66 S-AF (single AF) shooting...............................................................67 Simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode (S-AF+MF)..........67 C-AF (continuous AF) shooting ......................................................68 Simultaneous use of C-AF mode and MF mode (C-AF+MF) .........68 Manual focus (MF)..........................................................................69 AF illuminator .................................................................................................70 Shutter release priority...................................................................................70 Selecting the record mode .............................................................................71 Types of record modes...................................................................71 RAW data .......................................................................................72 How to select the record mode.......................................................72 Setting the number of pixels and compression rate........................72 Metering mode k Changing the metering system ........................................73 Exposure compensation k Varying the image brightness............................75 AE lock k Locking the exposure...................................................................77 ISO k Setting the desired sensitivity to light.................................................78 White balance k Adjusting the color tone.....................................................79 Setting the auto/preset/custom white balance................................81 Setting the one-touch white balance...............................................83 WB Compensation..........................................................................84 Picture mode..................................................................................................85 Gradation .......................................................................................................86 4 Focusing functions..............................................................65 Describes the functions used for adjusting the focus. 5 Exposure, image and color.................................................71 Describes the functions related to exposure, image and color. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 5 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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6 Table of Contents Shading compensation ..................................................................................86 Noise reduction..............................................................................................87 Color space....................................................................................................88 Anti-shock ......................................................................................................88 Single-frame playback ...................................................................................89 Close-up playback .........................................................................................90 Light box display ............................................................................................91 Index display/Calendar display ......................................................................92 Information display.........................................................................................93 Slideshow.......................................................................................................94 Rotating images.............................................................................................95 Playback on TV..............................................................................................96 Editing still images .........................................................................................97 Copying images .............................................................................................99 Protecting images k Preventing accidental erasure...................................100 Erasing images ............................................................................................101 Single-frame erase .......................................................................101 All-frame erase .............................................................................101 Erasing selected frames ...............................................................102 Custom reset setting....................................................................................103 AEL/AFL mode.............................................................................................106 Other function settings.................................................................................108 AEL/AFL memo ............................................................................108 AEL metering................................................................................108 EV step .........................................................................................108 ISO step........................................................................................108 ISO boost......................................................................................108 ISO limit ........................................................................................109 Compensating all WB ...................................................................109 Manual flash .................................................................................109 Speed synchronization .................................................................109 Live view boost .............................................................................110 Customizing the control dial's function .........................................110 6 Playback ...............................................................................89 Describes the functions used when playing back images that have been taken. 7 Customizing the settings/functions of your camera ......103 Describes the other different types of functions. The settings or functions can be changed to suit the environment in which the camera is used. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 6 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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7 Table of Contents j button function........................................................................111 My Mode setting ...........................................................................112 Reset lens.....................................................................................112 Focus ring.....................................................................................112 Priority setting...............................................................................113 Quick erase...................................................................................113 Erasing RAW and JPEG files .......................................................113 File name......................................................................................114 Rename file...................................................................................115 Rec view k Checking the picture immediately after shooting .....115 Setting the beep sound.................................................................115 Monitor brightness adjustment......................................................115 Sleep timer....................................................................................116 USB mode ....................................................................................116 Changing the display language ....................................................117 Selecting the video signal type before TV connection..................117 Button timer ..................................................................................117 Auto power off...............................................................................118 Start-up screen .............................................................................118 Changing monitor color.................................................................118 AB (Underwater mode) ...........................................................118 Firmware.......................................................................................118 Setting the date/time.....................................................................119 Print reservation (DPOF) .............................................................................120 Flowchart for print reservation ......................................................121 Selecting the print reservation mode ............................................122 Selecting pictures you want to print..............................................122 Setting printing data......................................................................123 Confirming your print setting.........................................................123 Resetting print reservation............................................................123 Direct printing (PictBridge) ...........................................................................125 Connecting the camera to a printer ..............................................126 Easy printing.................................................................................127 Flowchart for custom printing........................................................127 Selecting the print mode...............................................................128 Setting the print paper items.........................................................129 Selecting pictures you want to print..............................................129 Setting printing data......................................................................130 Printing..........................................................................................130 8 Printing ...............................................................................120 Describes how to print images that have been taken. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 7 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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8 Table of Contents Flowchart .....................................................................................................131 Using the provided OLYMPUS Master software..........................................131 What is OLYMPUS Master? .........................................................131 Installing OLYMPUS Master.........................................................132 Connecting the camera to a computer.........................................................136 Starting OLYMPUS Master..........................................................................137 Displaying the camera's images on your computer .....................................138 Downloading images to save on your computer...........................138 Disconnecting the camera from your computer............................139 Viewing still images......................................................................................140 Printing.........................................................................................................141 Transferring images to your computer without using OLYMPUS Master ....142 A guide to functions for different subjects....................................................143 Taking landscape pictures............................................................143 Taking flower pictures...................................................................144 Taking night scene pictures..........................................................146 Shooting tips and information ......................................................................148 Tips before you start taking pictures.............................................148 Shooting tips.................................................................................149 Additional shooting tips and information.......................................153 Playback tips ................................................................................155 Viewing pictures on a computer ...................................................156 When error messages are displayed ...........................................................157 Error codes ...................................................................................157 Printing-related indications ...........................................................158 Camera maintenance...................................................................................160 Cleaning and storing the camera..................................................160 Cleaning mode k Removing dust ...............................................161 Pixel mapping k Checking the image processing functions .......162 9 Connecting to a computer ................................................131 Describes how to transfer and store the camera's images to your computer. 10 Getting to know your camera better ................................143 Refer to this for help or when you wish to know more about the camera. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 8 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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9 Table of Contents Card basics ..................................................................................................163 Usable cards.................................................................................163 Formatting the card.......................................................................164 Battery and charger .....................................................................................165 Menu directory .............................................................................................166 Available functions by shooting mode..........................................................170 List of record modes ....................................................................................173 Names of parts.............................................................................................174 Camera.........................................................................................174 Viewfinder indications...................................................................176 LCD monitor indications (during playback)...................................177 Control panel screen.....................................................................178 Specifications...............................................................................................180 Glossary.......................................................................................................183 Lens basics ..................................................................................................187 ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lens.........................................................188 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45 mm f3.5-5.6 .............................................188 Handling and storage precautions ...............................................................190 Index ............................................................................................................193 11 Information .........................................................................163 Describes how to handle the cards and charger, and contains a directory of the camera's functions and displays. 12 Interchangeable lenses .....................................................187 Describes how to handle interchangeable lenses. 13 Others .................................................................................190 Describes precautions regarding the use of the camera and accessories. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 9 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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10 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. • xD-Picture Card™ is a trademark. • 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. This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries. Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse. Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of this product. For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number :E-330 Trade Name :OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Address :Two Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058, Melville, NY 11747-9058 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. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 10 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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11 Safety precautions Read All Instructions — Before you use the product, read all operating instructions. Save These Instructions — Save all safety and operating instructions for future reference. Heed Warnings — Read carefully and follow all warning labels on the product and those described in the instructions. Follow Instructions — Follow all instructions provided with this product. Cleaning — Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. Never use any type of liquid or aerosol cleaner, or any type of organic solvent to clean this product. Attachments — For your safety, and to avoid damaging the product, use only accessories recommended by Olympus. Water and Moisture — Never use this product around water (near a bathtub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, wet basement, swimming pool or in the rain). Location — To avoid damage to the product and prevent personal injury, never place this product on an unstable stand, tripod, bracket, table or cart. Mount only on a stable tripod, stand, or bracket. Follow the instructions that describe how to safely mount the product, and use only the mounting devices recommended by the manufacturer. Power Sources — Connect this product only to the power source described on the product label. If you are not sure about the type of power supply in your home, consult your local power company. Refer to your operating instructions for information on using the product with a battery. Foreign Objects, Liquid Spillage — To avoid personal injury caused by fire or electrical shock from contact with internal high voltage points, never insert a metal object into the product. Avoid using the product where there is a danger of spillage. General Precautions CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS SERVICE PERSONNEL. Lightning flash with an arrowhead, enclosed in a triangle, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated voltage points inside the product which could cause a serious electrical shock. An exclamation mark enclosed in a triangle alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the documentation provided with the product. WARNING! TO AVOID THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, NEVER EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO WATER OR OPERATE IN A HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENT. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN s0003_e_advanced.book Page 11 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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12 Safety precautions Heat — Never use or store this product near any heat source such as a radiator, heat register, stove, or any type of equipment or appliance that generates heat, including stereo amplifiers. Servicing — Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Attempting to remove the covers or disassemble the product, could expose you to dangerous high voltage points. Damage Requiring Service — If you notice any of the conditions described below, refer servicing to qualified service personnel: a) Liquid has been spilled onto the product or some other object has fallen into the product. b) The product has been exposed to water. c) The product does not operate normally despite following operating instructions. Adjust only the controls described in the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls could damage the product and require extensive repair work by a qualified technician. d) The product has been dropped or damaged in any way. e) The product exhibits a distinct change in performance. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, make sure that the service center uses only parts with the same characteristics as the originals, as recommended by the manufacturer. Unauthorized substitution of parts could result in fire, electrical shock, or create other hazards. Safety Check — Upon completion of servicing or repairs, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in good working order. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 12 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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13 Safety precautions WARNING z Do not use the camera in areas exposed to flammable or explosive gases. A fire or explosion may result. z Do not use the flash on people (infants, small children, etc.) at close range. When you fire the flash, you must be at least 1 m (3 ft) away from the faces of your subjects. Firing the flash too close to the subject's eyes could cause a momentary loss of vision. z Keep young children and infants away from the camera. If not, the following dangerous situations may occur: • Becoming entangled in the camera strap or power cords, causing strangulation. If this happens, follow the doctor's instructions. • Accidentally swallowing the battery or other small parts. • Accidentally firing the flash into their own eyes or those of another child. • Accidentally being injured by the moving parts of the camera. z Do not use or store the camera in dusty or humid places. Using or storing the camera in dusty or humid places may result in a fire or electric shock. z Do not cover the flash with a hand while firing. Do not cover the flash or touch it after it has just been fired sequentially. It may be hot and cause minor burns. z Do not take apart or modify the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera. The internal circuits contain high voltage points which could cause serious burns or electrical shock. z Do not let water or foreign objects inside the camera. A fire or electric shock may result. If the camera is accidentally dropped in water, or if liquid is spilled into the camera, stop using it, allow it to dry, and then remove the battery. Contact the nearest authorized Olympus service center. z Do not touch the battery or the battery charger while battery charging is in progress. Wait until charging is complete and the battery has cooled. The battery and battery charger become hot while charging. At these times, they may cause minor burns. Handling the Camera DANGER If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, serious injury or death may result. WARNING If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, injury or death may result. CAUTION If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, minor personal injury, damage to the equipment, or the loss of valuable data may result. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 13 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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14 Safety precautions z Do not use a non-specified battery and/or charger. Use of a non-designated battery and/or re-charger may lead to camera or battery failure as well as other unexpected accidents. Any accidents resulting from use of non-designated equipment will not be compensated. CAUTION z Stop using the camera immediately if you notice any unusual odors, noise, or smoke around it. If you notice any unusual odors, noise, or smoke around the camera during operation, switch it off immediately — and remove the battery. Allow the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to cool. Take the camera outdoors, away from flammable objects, and carefully remove the battery. Never remove the battery with bare hands. Contact the nearest Olympus service center immediately. z Do not use the camera with wet hands. Damage or electric shock may result. Also, do not connect or disconnect the power plug with wet hands. z Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera. It could easily catch on stray objects — and cause serious damage. z Do not leave the camera in areas subject to extremely high temperature. Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate and, in some circumstances, cause the camera to catch fire. z When the camera contains metal parts, overheating can result in a low-temperature burn. Pay attention to the following: • When used for a long period, the camera will get hot. If you hold on to the camera in this state, a low-temperature burn may be caused. • In places subject to extremely cold temperatures, the temperature of the camera's body may be lower than the environmental temperature. If possible, wear gloves when handling the camera in cold temperatures. z Do not damage the power cable. Do not pull on the charger's cable or add another cable to it. Be sure to connect or disconnect the charger's cable while holding the power plug. If the following cases occur, stop using and contact an Olympus dealer or authorized customer support center. • The power plug or cable produces heat, burning smell, or smoke. • The power plug or cable is cracked or broken. The contact is bad on the power plug. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 14 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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15 Safety precautions Battery handling precautions Follow these important guidelines to prevent the battery from leaking, overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shocks or burns. DANGER z Never heat or incinerate the battery. z Do not connect the (+) and (-) terminals to each other using metal objects. z Do not carry or store the battery where it may come into contact with metal objects such as jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc. z Never store the battery where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc. z Never attempt to disassemble the battery or modify it in any way, such as by soldering. Doing so may break the terminals or cause battery fluid to splash, resulting in potential fire, explosion, battery leakage, overheating or other damage. z If battery fluid gets in your eyes, loss of eyesight may result. If battery fluid gets in your eyes, do not rub them. Flush them immediately with clear, cold running water and seek medical attention straight away. WARNING z Keep the battery dry at all times. Never allow it to come into contact with fresh or salt water. z Do not touch or hold the battery with wet hands. z If the rechargeable battery does not recharge within the specified time, stop charging it and do not use it. If you do not, fire, explosion, ignition or overheating may result. z Do not use the battery if it is cracked or broken. Doing so may cause explosion or overheating. z Never subject the battery to strong shocks or continuous vibration. Doing so may cause explosion or overheating. z Never attempt to modify the battery compartment on the camera, never insert anything (other than the specified battery) into the compartment. z If the battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or appears abnormal in any way during operation, stop using the camera immediately. Contact your dealer or an authorized Olympus service center. Continued use may result in fire or electric shock. z If the battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing and flush the affected area with clean, running cold water immediately. If the fluid burns your skin, seek medical attention immediately. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 15 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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16 Safety precautions CAUTION z Do not remove the battery from the camera immediately after operating the camera on battery power for a long time. Doing so may cause burns. z Remove the battery from the camera if it is not going to be used for a long time. Otherwise, battery leakage or overheating may cause a fire or injury. FCC Notice z Radio and Television Interference Change or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user's authority to operate this equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Adjust or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the distance between the camera and receiver. • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Only the OLYMPUS-supplied USB cables should be used to connect the camera to USB-enabled personal computers (PC). Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user's authority to operate. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 16 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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17 Safety precautions Legal and other notices z Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages, or benefit expected by using this unit lawfully, or any request from a third person, which are caused by the inappropriate use of this product. z Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages or any benefit expected by using this unit lawfully which are caused by erasing picture data. Disclaimer of Warranty z Olympus makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, by or concerning any content of these written materials or software, and in no event shall be liable for any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose or for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including but not limited to damages for loss of business profits, business interruption and loss of business information) arising from the use or inability to use these written materials or software or equipment. Some countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. z Olympus reserves all rights to this manual. Warning z Unauthorized photographing or use of copyrighted material may violate applicable copyright laws. Olympus assumes no responsibility for unauthorized photographing, use or other acts that infringe upon the rights of copyright owners. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 17 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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18 Using the functions of the camera 1 1 Using the functions of the camera The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easily according to the subject. Some of these settings can also be changed according to the shooting environment. Easy shooting modes This camera features optimum settings for different subjects. You can also change the settings depending on the mode. (g P. 25) i Portrait shooting Suitable for shooting a portrait-style image of a person. l Landscape shooting Suitable for shooting landscapes and other outdoor scenes. & Macro shooting Suitable for taking close-up pictures (macro shooting). j Sport shooting Suitable for capturing fast-moving action without blurring. / Night scene and portrait shooting Suitable for shooting both the main subject and background at night. g Scene mode 20 different scene modes are available to suit a wide range of shooting situations. (g P. 27) How to use the mode dial s0003_e_advanced.book Page 18 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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19 How to use the mode dial Using the functions of the camera 1 Advanced shooting modes The 4 shooting modes below will help you take advantage of a variety of advanced shooting techniques. P Program shooting Allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. (g P. 28) A Aperture priority shooting Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. (g P. 30) S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. (g P. 32) M Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. (g P. 34) s0003_e_advanced.book Page 19 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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20 Using the functions of the camera 1 How to set the functions Control panel screen display When the power switch is set to ON, the control panel screen (shooting information) is displayed on the LCD monitor. • The display changes each time the INFO button is pressed. • When the mode dial is set to g, the scene menu is displayed. (g P. 27) How to make function settings There are three basic ways to make function settings with this camera. • Setting while looking at the control panel screen (g P. 21) • Setting using direct buttons (g P. 22) • Setting on the menu (g P. 23) Power switch INFO button Normal Detailed Off Control panel screen s0003_e_advanced.book Page 20 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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21 How to set the functions Using the functions of the camera 1 Setting functions using the control panel screen Select an item on the control panel screen and change the setting. 1 Press the i button. • The cursor on the control panel screen lights. 2 Use the arrow pad p to move the cursor to the function you want to set. Eg.) When setting white balance 3 Turn the control dial to change the setting. • Pressing the i button while the item is being selected displays the menu for that function. Turn the control dial to change the setting. • If you do not operate the control dial within a few seconds, your setting will be confirmed and the control panel screen will be restored. Control panel screen Cursor Control dial i button p Arrow pad Direct menu Control panel operation procedures This manual shows the control panel operation procedures (until the direct menu is displayed) as below. Eg.) When setting white balance ip WBi s0003_e_advanced.book Page 21 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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22 How to set the functions Using the functions of the camera 1 Setting functions using direct buttons This camera is equipped with direct buttons where functions have been assigned and can be set quickly. 1 Press the button for the function you want to set. • The direct menu is displayed. 2 Use the control dial to set. • If you do not operate the control dial within a few seconds, your setting will be confirmed and the control panel screen will be restored. (g“Button timer” P. 117) You can also confirm your setting by pressing the i button. • You can also confirm your setting on the viewfinder when setting using the direct buttons. List of direct buttons The functions assigned to buttons are as shown below. Direct buttons Function Ref. page 1 WB White balance button Sets white balance P. 81 2 AF Focus mode button Sets focus mode P. 66 3 ISO ISO button Sets ISO sensitivity P. 78 4 d Metering button Sets metering mode P. 73 5 j Drive button Sequential shooting/Self- timer/Remote control P. 58, P. 59 P. 61 6 F Exposure compensation button Exposure compensation P. 75 7 u Live view button Live view function P. 36 8 A/B A/B mode button Live view mode switching P. 36 Direct menu Control dial Eg.) When setting white balance 1 2 6 7 8 5 4 3 Viewfinder s0003_e_advanced.book Page 22 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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23 How to set the functions Using the functions of the camera 1 Setting on the menu 1 Press the MENU button. • The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Use p to select a tab. • The functions are categorized under tabs. Types of tabs W Sets shooting functions. X Sets shooting functions. q Sets playback functions. Y Customizes shooting functions. Z Sets functions that allow you to use the camera efficiently. Operation guide is displayed at the bottom of the screen. CANCEL Ja : Press MENU to cancel the setting. SELECT J/ : Press dac to select the item. The illustration displayed corresponds to the arrow pad shown below. : a : c : d : b GO Jf : Press i to confirm your settings. MENU button p Arrow pad i Moves to the functions under the tab you have selected. Tab The current setting is displayed s0003_e_advanced.book Page 23 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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24 How to set the functions Using the functions of the camera 1 3 Select a function. 4 Select a setting. 5 Press i repeatedly until the menu disappears. • The normal shooting screen is restored. Goes to the selected function's setting screen (some functions can be set on the menu). Function Example of setting screen Setting Example of menu screen Menu operation procedures This manual shows the menu operation procedures as below. Eg.) When setting white balance MENU[W][WB] Setting For the menu lists, see “Menu directory” (g P. 166). s0003_e_advanced.book Page 24 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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25 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 2 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions This camera has different shooting modes, which can be switched using the mode dial. Easy shooting modes • Select according to the shooting scene. The camera sets the appropriate shooting conditions automatically. i Portrait l Landscape & Macro j Sport / Night scene and portrait g 20 different scene modes are available. g“Scene mode” (P. 27) Advanced shooting modes • For more advanced shooting and greater creative control, you can set the aperture value and shutter speed. P Program shooting (g P. 28) A Aperture priority shooting (g P. 30) S Shutter priority shooting (g P. 32) M Manual shooting (g P. 34) Shooting modes s0003_e_advanced.book Page 25 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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26 Shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Setting Set the mode dial to the mode you want to use. • For g, see g“Scene mode” (P. 27). Shooting For A/S/M, set the shutter speed or aperture value first. g“A: Aperture priority shooting” (P. 30), “S: Shutter priority shooting” (g P. 32), “M: Manual shooting” (g P. 34) Press the shutter button halfway down to focus and press it all the way down to shoot the picture. • When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the diagram on the right is displayed in the viewfinder. Halfway down Viewfinder Aperture value All the way down Exposure mode Shutter speed AF confirmation mark s0003_e_advanced.book Page 26 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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27 Shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Scene mode When you select a mode to suit the shooting situation, the camera optimizes the settings for the shooting conditions. Unlike the mode dial's scene mode, most functions cannot be changed. 1 Set the mode dial to g. • The scene menu is displayed. 2 Use ac to select the scene mode. • A description and sample image of the selected mode is displayed. 3 Press the i button. • The camera enters the shooting stand-by mode. • To change the setting, press the i button again. The scene menu is displayed. Types of scene modes Icon Mode Icon Mode I 1 PORTRAIT J 11 MACRO L 2 LANDSCAPE r 12 NATURE MACRO K 3 LANDSCAPE+ PORTRAIT & 13 CANDLE G 4 NIGHT SCENE * 14 SUNSET U 5 NIGHT+PORTRAIT ( 15 FIREWORKS G 6 CHILDREN @ 16 DOCUMENTS J 7 SPORT s 17 PANORAMA H 8 HIGH KEY g 18 BEACH & SNOW I 9 LOW KEY B 19 UNDER WATER WIDE q 10 D IMAGE STABILIZATION A 20 UNDER WATER MACRO s0003_e_advanced.book Page 27 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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28 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Advanced shooting modes P: Program shooting The camera sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed automatically according to the subject brightness. You can also perform program shift as needed to change the combination of aperture and shutter speed while keeping the correct EV (exposure value). Set the mode dial to P. Viewfinder Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure mode Control panel screen display AF confirmation mark s0003_e_advanced.book Page 28 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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29 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Aperture values and shutter speeds in the P mode In the P mode, the camera is programmed such that the aperture value and shutter speed are automatically selected according to the subject's brightness as shown below. The program line diagram varies with the type of lens mounted. Program shift (%) By turning the control dial in the P mode, you can change the combination of aperture and shutter speed while maintaining the optimum exposure. The program shift setting will not be canceled after shooting. To cancel program shift setting, turn the control dial so that the viewfinder's or control panel screen's exposure mode indication % changes to P or turn off the power. Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. When using the ED 50 mm F2 MACRO lens (Eg. when EV is 7, the aperture value is set to F2 and the shutter speed to 1/30.) When using the 14 mm - 54 mm F2.8 - 3.5 zoom lens (focal length: 54 mm) When using the 14 mm - 54 mm F2.8 - 3.5 zoom lens (focal length: 14 mm) Viewfinder Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Control panel screen display % indication Exposure mode s0003_e_advanced.book Page 29 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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30 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 A: Aperture priority shooting The camera sets the optimum shutter speed automatically for the aperture value you have selected. When you open the aperture (decrease the aperture value), the camera will focus within a shorter range (shallow depth of field) and produce a picture with a blurred background. When you close the aperture (increase the aperture value), the camera will focus within a longer range. Use this mode when you wish to add changes to the background representation. Before shooting, you can use the preview function to check how the background will look in your picture. g“Preview function” (P. 38) Set the mode dial to A and turn the control dial to set the aperture value. When the aperture value (f-number) is decreased When the aperture value (f-number) is increased Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Close the aperture (f-number is increased) s0003_e_advanced.book Page 30 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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31 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Display in the viewfinder when the shutter button is pressed halfway  TIPS The shutter speed indication does not stop blinking after the aperture value is changed J If the shutter speed indication is blinking when set to a high speed, set the ISO sensitivity to a lower value or use a commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light). g“ISO k Setting the desired sensitivity to light” (P. 78) J If the shutter speed indication is blinking when set to a lower speed, set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value. g“ISO k Setting the desired sensitivity to light” (P. 78) To change the EV step interval: J In the menu, set the EV step interval to 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV. g“EV step” (P. 108) To check the depth of field with the selected aperture value: J Refer to “Preview function” (P. 38). Overexposed when the shutter speed indication is blinking. Increase the aperture value (f-number). Underexposed when the shutter speed indication is blinking. Decrease the aperture value (f-number). Viewfinder Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Exposure mode Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Exposure mode Viewfinder s0003_e_advanced.book Page 31 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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32 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 S: Shutter priority shooting The camera sets the optimum aperture value automatically for the shutter speed you have selected. Set the shutter speed depending on the type of effect you want. A higher speed shutter allows you to capture a fast-moving subject without blur, and a slower shutter speed blurs a moving subject, creating a feeling of speed or motion. Set the mode dial to S and turn the control dial to set the shutter speed. A fast shutter speed can freeze a fast action scene without any blur. A slow shutter speed will blur a fast action scene. This blurring will give the impression of dynamic motion. Slower shutter speed Faster shutter speed s0003_e_advanced.book Page 32 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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33 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Display in the viewfinder when the shutter button is pressed halfway  TIPS The picture looks blurred J The possibility of camera shake spoiling your picture increases greatly during macro or ultra-telephoto shooting. Raise the shutter speed or use a monopod or tripod to stabilize the camera. The aperture value indication does not stop blinking after the shutter speed is changed J If the aperture value indication at the maximum value is blinking, set the ISO sensitivity to a lower value or use a commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light). g“ISO k Setting the desired sensitivity to light” (P. 78) J If the aperture value indication at the minimum value is blinking, set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value. g“ISO k Setting the desired sensitivity to light” (P. 78) To change the EV step interval: J In the menu, set the EV step interval to 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV. g“EV step” (P. 108) If the aperture value indication at the minimum value is blinking * , the correct exposure has not been attained (underexposed). Lower the shutter speed. If the aperture value indication at the maximum value is blinking * , the correct exposure has not been attained (overexposed). Raise the shutter speed. * The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. Viewfinder Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Exposure mode Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Exposure mode Viewfinder s0003_e_advanced.book Page 33 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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34 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 M: Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. You can check how much it differs from the appropriate exposure by using the exposure level indicator. This mode gives you more creative control, allowing you to make whatever settings you like, regardless of the correct exposure. Bulb shooting is also possible, allowing you to take astronomical or fireworks pictures. g“Bulb shooting” (P. 35) Set the mode dial to M and turn the control dial to set the value. • To set the shutter speed : Turn the control dial. To set the aperture value : Turn the control dial while holding down the F (exposure compensation) button. Setting [DIAL] allows you to change to the opposite settings. g“Customizing the control dial's function” (P. 110) • The range of aperture values available varies with the lens type. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/4000 - 60" (sec.) or [BULB]. • The aperture value and shutter speed change in 1/3 EV increments as the dial is turned. You can also change the step with the customized settings. g“EV step” (P. 108) F button Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Slower shutter speed Close the aperture (f-number is increased) Faster shutter speed s0003_e_advanced.book Page 34 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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35 Advanced shooting modes Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 • The exposure level indicator appears on the control panel screen, showing the difference (ranging from -3 EV to +3 EV) between the exposure value calculated by the currently selected aperture and shutter speed compared to the exposure value considered optimum by the camera. Noise in images During shooting at slow shutter speeds of 30 or more seconds, noise may appear on-screen or the image may be overly bright in the top left part of the screen. These phenomena are caused when current is generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light, resulting in a rise in temperature in the image pickup device or image pickup device drive circuit. This can also occur when shooting with a high ISO setting in an environment exposed to heat. The noise reduction function helps reduce this noise. g“Noise reduction” (P. 87) Bulb shooting J You can take a picture with a bulb exposure time in which the shutter stays open as long as you hold down the shutter button (up to 8 minutes). Set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the M mode. Bulb shooting can also be done using an optional remote control (RM-1). g“Bulb shooting on the remote control” (P. 63)  TIPS The picture looks blurred J The use of a monopod or tripod is recommended when taking a picture at slow shutter speed. To change the EV step interval: J In the menu, set the EV step interval to 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV. g“EV step” (P. 108) Exposure level indicator Underexposure Optimum exposure Overexposure s0003_e_advanced.book Page 35 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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36 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Live view It is possible to display the subject in the LCD monitor and check its composition, or shoot while viewing an enlarged display on the LCD monitor. Press the u button. • The subject is displayed on the LCD monitor. The display for shooting information can be turned off by pressing the INFO button. There are two modes in live view; A mode and B mode (MF lock). It is possible to switch according to the shooting situation. Press the A/B button to display the menu. Turn the control dial to select, then press the i button. Supported mode A mode B mode Shooting modes (mode dial: i, l, &, j, /) 3 3 Shooting modes (P, A, S, M) 3 3 Scene mode (g) 3 k Sequential shooting 3 3 Enlarged display k 3 3: Supported k: Not supported x Notes • When using A mode, as accurate metering may not be obtained, close the eyepiece shutter. During operation in A mode, settings will not be displayed in the viewfinder. • When using B mode, if there is a high-intensity light source within the screen, the image may be displayed darker but will be recorded normally. Shutter speed Mode icon A/B mode Record mode Aperture value Card Exposure compensation value Number of storable still pictures u button INFO button A/B button Target mark s0003_e_advanced.book Page 36 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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37 Live view Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Enlarged display operation (B mode) It is possible to enlarge the subject 10 times for display. The focus can also be confirmed or adjusted on the enlarged picture. 1 Press the INFO button to switch to the screen for enlarged display. 2 Use p to move the frame and press the i button. • Area inside the frame is enlarged and displayed. • Press and hold the i button to return the shifted enlargement frame to the center. 3 Turn the focus ring and focus on the subject. Ruled lines display When the subject composition is confirmed on the LCD monitor, ruled lines can be displayed. Set the displays for when the live view is A mode and when it is B mode. MENU[Y][FRAME ASSIST] [A MODE] OFF PASSPORTC PASSPORTD [B MODE] OFF GOLDEN SECTION GRID SCALE x Notes • Auto focus cannot be used in B mode. • If B mode is used over a long period, the temperature of the image pickup device rises causing images with high ISO sensitivity to appear noisy and unevenly colored. Either lower the ISO sensitivity or turn off the camera for some time. • Replacing the lens will cause live view to stop. • It is not possible to change the settings using the direct buttons. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 37 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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38 Selecting the right mode for shooting conditions 2 Preview function If you operate the aperture, the viewfinder shows the actual depth of field (the distance from the nearest to the furthest point of perceived “sharp” focus) in a picture, with the selected aperture value. For the preview function to work by pressing the j button, it is necessary to set the function of the j button on the menu beforehand. g“j button function” (P. 111) Press the j button to use the preview function. j button s0003_e_advanced.book Page 38 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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39 Various shooting functions 3 3 Various shooting functions The camera's auto focus may not able to focus on the subject in the cases shown below (e.g. when the subject is not in the center of the frame, when the subject has lower contrast than its surroundings, etc.). If this happens, the easiest solution is to use focus lock. How to use focus lock (if the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame) 1 Adjust the AF frame with the subject to be focused and press the shutter button halfway until the AF confirmation mark lights up. • The focus is locked. The AF confirmation mark and the AF focusing frame light up in the viewfinder. • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, press the shutter button halfway again. • The control panel screen disappears. 2 While pressing the shutter button halfway, move to the desired composition and press the button all the way. • The card access lamp blinks while the picture is being stored on the card. If the subject has lower contrast than its surroundings If the contrast of the subject is weak, such as when the lighting is insufficient or the subject cannot be seen clearly because of fog, the focus may not be achieved. Focus (focus lock) on a high-contrast object the same distance away as the intended subject, recompose your shot and then take the picture. If correct focus cannot be obtained (Focus lock) Shutter button Card access lamp AF confirmation mark AF frame s0003_e_advanced.book Page 39 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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40 Various shooting functions 3 Auto bracketing You can use this function if you are unsure of the exposure or white balance settings and cannot keep changing them to retake the shot. This camera is capable of the following types of auto bracketing: * The WB bracketing function can be used at the same time as any of the other bracketing functions. Auto bracketing Comparison Ref. page AE bracketing Shoots multiple frames at different exposure values. P. 41 WB bracketing* Creates frames with different white balances from one shot. P. 43 MF bracketing Shoots multiple frames at different focusing points. P. 44 Flash bracketing Shoots multiple frames, changing the amount of light emitted by the flash for each shot. P. 53 s0003_e_advanced.book Page 40 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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41 Auto bracketing Various shooting functions 3 AE bracketing The camera automatically shoots a number of pictures at different exposure values for each frame. Even in conditions where correct exposure is difficult to obtain (such as a backlit subject or a scene at dusk), you can pick the picture you prefer from a selected number of frames with a variety of different exposure settings (exposure and compensation values). The pictures are taken in the following order: Picture with optimum exposure, picture adjusted in - direction, and picture adjusted in + direction. Compensation value: 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 The exposure compensation value will change if the EV step is changed. The EV step can be changed using the menu. Exposure compensation value can be adjusted within a range of ±1.0. g“EV step” (P. 108) Number of frames: 3 1 MENU[X][AE BKT] 2 Use p to set. [OFF]/[3F 0.3EV]/[3F 0.7EV]/[3F 1.0EV] 3 Press the i button. 4 Start shooting. Single-frame shooting Each time the shutter button is pressed fully, a picture is taken at a different exposure. • The setting for the next shot is displayed in the viewfinder. Sequential shooting Hold down the shutter button until the selected number of frames are taken. The camera shoots each frame at a different exposure. • Releasing the shutter button stops auto bracketing shooting. When it stops, [BKT] on the control panel is displayed in blue. Example: When BKT is set to [3F 1.0EV] -1.0EV ±0 +1.0EV AE BKT OFF 3F 0.3EV 3F 0.7EV 3F 1.0EV CANCEL GO SELECT MENU Viewfinder Exposure compensation value of the next shooting frame s0003_e_advanced.book Page 41 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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42 Auto bracketing Various shooting functions 3 How AE bracketing compensates exposure in each exposure mode Depending on the selected exposure mode, exposure is compensated in the following way: P mode : Aperture value and shutter speed A mode : Shutter speed S mode : Aperture value M mode : Shutter speed  TIPS To apply AE bracketing to the exposure value you have compensated: J Compensate the exposure value, then use the AE bracketing feature. AE bracketing is applied to the exposure value you have compensated. x Notes • During sequential shooting, if the battery check blinks due to low battery, the camera stops shooting and starts saving the pictures you have taken on the card. The camera may not save all of the pictures depending on how much battery power remains. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 42 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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43 Auto bracketing Various shooting functions 3 WB bracketing Three images with different white balances (adjusted in specified color directions) are automatically created from one shot. One image has the specified white balance, while the other two are the same image adjusted in different color directions. All three images are saved on the card. 1 MENU[X][WB BKT] 2 Use p to select the color direction. R-BRedkBlue G-MGreenkMagenta • You can set both color directions. 3 Use p to set the EV steps. [OFF]/[3F 2STEP]/[3F 4STEP]/[3F 6STEP] 4 Start shooting. • When the shutter button is pressed down all the way, images adjusted in specified color directions are automatically created.  TIPS To apply WB bracketing to the white balance you have adjusted: J Adjust white balance manually, then use the WB bracketing feature. WB bracketing is applied to your white balance adjustment. x Notes • During WB bracketing, the camera cannot shoot in sequence if there is not enough memory in the camera and card for storing more than the selected number of frames. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 43 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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44 Auto bracketing Various shooting functions 3 MF bracketing The camera shoots multiple frames, changing the focal point slightly for each frame. The frames are saved on the card in the following order: the frame with the manually set focal point, the frame with the focal point shifted backward, and the frame with the focal point shifted forward. 1 MENU[X][MF BKT] 2 Use p to set. [OFF]/[5F 1STEP]/[5F 2STEP]/[7F 1STEP]/ [7F 2STEP] EV step: 1STEP, 2STEP Number of frames:5 frames/7 frames 3 Press the i button. 4 Use MF to adjust the focus, then press the shutter button to take the picture. • When the shutter button is pressed all the way, the camera shoots frames sequentially; the frame with the manually set focal point, the frame with the focal point shifted backward, and the frame with the focal point shifted forward. • Depending on the lens used and the shooting conditions, number of frames before and after the frame with the manually set focal point may be different. • When the subject is not in the center of the frame or when the contrast is weak, the number of frames before and after may be slanted. • When using this function, mount the camera on a tripod. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 44 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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45 Various shooting functions 3 Flash shooting Flash mode The camera sets the flash mode according to various factors such as firing pattern and flash timing. Available flash modes depend on the exposure mode. The flash modes are available to optional external flashes. Auto flash AUTO The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. To shoot a subject with backlighting, position the AF frame over the subject. Red-eye reduction flash ! In the red-eye reduction flash mode, a series of pre-flashes are emitted just before the regular flash fires. This helps accustom the subject's eyes to the bright light and minimizes the red-eye phenomenon. x Notes • After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Hold the camera firmly to avoid camera movement. • Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at pre- flashes, or if the shooting range is too far. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. The subject's eyes appear red s0003_e_advanced.book Page 45 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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46 Flash shooting Various shooting functions 3 Slow synchronization (1st curtain) #SLOW The slow synchronization flash is designed for slow shutter speeds. Normally, when shooting with a flash, shutter speeds cannot go below a certain level to prevent camera movement. But when shooting a subject against a night scene, fast shutter speeds can make the background too dark. Slow synchronization allows you to capture both the background and the subject. Since the shutter speed is slow, be sure to stabilize the camera by using a tripod so as not to cause the picture to be blurred. 1st curtain Usually, the flash fires right after the shutter fully opens. This is called 1st curtain. Unless you change it, this is how the flash always fires. Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) #SLOW2 2nd curtain flash fires just before the shutter closes. Changing the flash timing can create interesting effects in your picture, such as expressing the movement of a car by showing the tail-lights streaming backwards. The slower the shutter speed, the better the effects turn out. The slowest possible shutter speed depends on the shooting mode. When the shutter speed is set to 2 sec. 2 seconds 0 2 seconds 2nd curtain 1st curtain 2nd curtain flash fires 1st curtain flash fires Shutter closes Shutter fully opens s0003_e_advanced.book Page 46 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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47 Flash shooting Various shooting functions 3 Slow synchronization (1st curtain)/Red-eye reduction flash !SLOW While using slow synchronization with flash shooting, you can also use this function to achieve red-eye reduction. When shooting a subject against a night scene, this function allows you to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. As the time from emitting pre-flashes to shooting is long in 2nd curtain synchronization, it is difficult to achieve red-eye reduction. Hence, only 1st curtain synchronization setting is available. Fill-in flash # The flash fires regardless of the light conditions. This mode is useful for eliminating shadows on the subject's face (such as shadows from tree leaves), in a backlight situation, or for correcting the color shift produced by artificial lighting (especially fluorescent light). Flash off $ The flash does not fire. Even in this mode, the flash can be used as an AF illuminator when it is raised. g“AF illuminator” (P. 70) Flash synchronization speed Shutter speed can be changed when the built-in flash fires. g“Speed synchronization” (P. 109) x Notes • When the flash fires, the shutter speed is set to 1/180 sec. or less. When shooting a subject against a bright background with the fill-in flash, the background may be overexposed. In this case, use the optional FL-50 or FL- 36 external flash and shoot in the Super FP flash mode. s0003_e_advanced.book Page 47 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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48 Flash shooting Various shooting functions 3 Manual flash This allows the built-in flash to output a fixed amount of light. With [MANUAL FLASH] (g P. 109) set to [ON], the amount of light can be selected in the flash mode setting. To shoot with manual flash, set the f value on the lens based on the distance to the subject. Calculate the f value on the lens using the following formula. ISO sensitivity Ratio of amount of light GN: Guide number FULL(1/1) 13 1/4 6 1/16 3 1/64 1.5 Aperture (f value) = GN x ISO sensitivity Distance to the subject (m) ISO value 100 200 400 800 1600 ISO sensitivity 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.8 4.0 s0003_e_advanced.book Page 48 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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49 Flash shooting Various shooting functions 3 Flash modes available in different exposure modes *1 When the flash is set to the Super FP mode, it detects backlight with longer duration than for normal flash before emitting light. g“Super FP flash” (P. 55) *2 AUTO, !, #, $ cannot be set in NIGHT+PORTRAIT mode. Expo- sure mode Control panel screen/menu display Flash mode Condi- tions to timing Conditions to fire the flash Shutter speed restric- tions P A i & l /*2 j AUTO Auto flash 1st curtain Fires automatically in dark/backlit *1 conditions 1/30 sec. - 1/180 sec. ! Auto flash (red-eye reduction) # Fill-in flash Always fires 60 sec. - 1/180 sec. $ Flash off k k k !SLOW Slow synchronization (red-eye reduction) 1st curtain Always fires 60 sec. - 1/180 sec. #SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain) #SLOW2 Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) 2nd curtain #FULL Manual flash (FULL) 1st curtain #1/4 Manual flash (1/4) #1/16 Manual flash (1/16) #1/64 Manual flash (1/64) S M # Fill-in flash H Fill-in flash (red-eye reduction) $ Flash off k k k #SLOW2 Fill-in flash/Slow synchronization/ (2nd curtain) 2nd curtain Always fires 60 sec. - 1/180 sec. #FULL Manual flash (FULL) 1st curtain #1/4 Manual flash (1/4) #1/16 Manual flash (1/16) #1/64 Manual flash (1/64) s0003_e_advanced.book Page 49 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM
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50 Flash shooting Various shooting functions 3 Setting the flash mode ip (Flash mode) Turn the control dial to select the setting. • Pressing the i button displays the direct menu, from which the setting can also be made. g“Flash modes available in different exposure modes” (P. 49) Menu setting procedure MENU[X][FLASH MODE] Setting s0003_e_advanced.book Page 50 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 PM

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  • Product: Digital cameras
  • Model/name: E-330
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