E-450

Olympus E-450 manual

E-450

User manual for the Olympus E-450 in English. This PDF manual has 140 pages.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL Printed in China VN262101 z Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. z We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. z The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. z The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are addition and/or modification of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. DIGITAL CAMERA INSTRUCTION MANUAL Basic guide P. 2 Review the camera part names and the basic steps for shooting and playback. Table of Contents P. 20 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 1 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:24 PM
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2 EN Camera Shutter button gP. 16, 31 Mode dial gP. 4 F (Exposure compensation) button gP. 48 Control dial (j) gP. 19, 26 Strap eyelet gP. 10 Self-timer/Remote control lamp/ Remote control receiver gP. 56, 57 Lens attachment mark gP. 12 Hot shoe gP. 70 Mirror gP. 37 Lens release button gP. 12 Lens lock pin Built-in flash gP. 68 </Y/j (Remote control/Self-timer/ Sequential shooting) button gP. 55-58, 85 COPY/< (Copy/Print) button gP. 80, 93 # (Flash) button gP. 68 Mount (Attach the lens after removing the body cap from the camera to prevent dust and dirt from entering the camera body.) Strap eyelet gP. 10 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 2 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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3 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide LCD monitor gP. 8, 9, 36 Viewfinder gP. 6 S (Erase) button gP. 82 INFO (Information display) button gP. 28, 40, 74 MENU button gP. 29 q (Playback) button gP. 74 AEL/AFL button gP. 37, 49, 84 0 (Protect) button gP. 81 i button gP. 29 Arrow pad (acbd) gP. 29, 85 Card cover gP. 13 CF card slot gP. 13 Eject button gP. 13 Multi-connector gP. 78, 94, 98 Connector cover xD-Picture Card slot gP. 13 Diopter adjustment dial gP. 14 Eyecup gP. 56 Power switch gP. 14 Tripod socket Battery compartment lock gP. 11 Battery compartment cover gP. 11 u (Live view) button gP. 36 Card access lamp gP. 13, 16, 100 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 3 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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4 EN Mode dial The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easily according to the subject. • For more advanced shooting and greater creative control, you can set the aperture value and shutter speed. • The settings made in the advanced shooting modes are retained even if the camera is turned off. • Select according to the shooting scene. The camera sets the appropriate shooting conditions automatically. • When rotating the mode dial or turning off the power in the easy shooting modes, functions with changes made to their settings are restored to the factory default settings. P Program shooting Allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. (gP. 43) A Aperture priority shooting Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. (gP. 43) S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. (gP. 44) M Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. (gP. 45) AUTO AUTO Allows you to shoot using an optimum aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. The built-in flash pops up automatically in low-light conditions. g Art filter/Scene When you select a desired filter or scene, the camera optimizes the shooting conditions for that filter or scene. Most of the functions cannot be changed. i PORTRAIT Suitable for shooting a portrait-style image of a person. l LANDSCAPE Suitable for shooting landscapes and other outdoor scenes. & MACRO Suitable for taking close-up pictures. j SPORT Suitable for capturing fast-moving action without blurring. / NIGHT+PORTRAIT Suitable for shooting both the main subject and background at night. Advanced shooting modes Easy shooting modes s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 4 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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5 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide 1 Set the mode dial to g. • The art filter menu is displayed. Press d to display the scene menu. 2 Use ac to select the filter or scene. 3 Press the i button. • To change the setting, press the i button again to display the menu. • Art filters are not applied to RAW images. • If the record mode is set to [RAW] and art filter is applied, the record mode is automatically set to [RAW+YN]. • The grainy appearance of the picture may be emphasized depending on the type of art filter. Setting the art filter/scene POP ART 1 SET PORTRAIT 1 SET d b Icon Art filter Icon Art filter j POP ART l PIN HOLE k SOFT FOCUS Types of art filters Types of scene modes Icon Mode Icon Mode I 1 PORTRAIT q 10 DIS MODE L 2 LANDSCAPE J 11 MACRO K 3 LANDSCAPE+PORTRAIT r 12 NATURE MACRO G 4 NIGHT SCENE & 13 CANDLE U 5 NIGHT+PORTRAIT * 14 SUNSET G 6 CHILDREN ( 15 FIREWORKS J 7 SPORT @ 16 DOCUMENTS H 8 HIGH KEY s 17 PANORAMA I 9 LOW KEY g 18 BEACH & SNOW s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 5 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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6 EN Viewfinder AF target gP. 53 Metering mode gP. 47 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Battery check (ready for use) (charging required) Flash gP. 66 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) AF confirmation mark gP. 16, 43, 54 AE lock gP. 49 White balance (Displayed when set to a setting other than auto white balance.) gP. 60 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation value gP. 48 Shooting mode gP. 4 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 6 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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7 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide Super control panel The following screen allows the display and setting of shooting settings at the same time and is called the super control panel. Press the INFO button to display the super control panel on the LCD monitor. g“Using the super control panel” (P. 28) Battery check gP. 6 Flash charging gP. 68 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation indicator gP. 48 Exposure level indicator gP. 45 Flash intensity control indicator gP. 69 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation value gP. 48 Exposure level gP. 45 Sharpness N gP. 63 Contrast J gP. 63 Saturation T gP. 63 Gradation z gP. 64 B&W filter x gP. 63 Picture tone y gP. 63 Shooting mode gP. 4 Super FP flash 1 gP. 71 Noise reduction mO gP. 65 Auto bracket 0 gP. 49 RC mode m gP. 71 AF illuminator T gP. 83 Internal temperature warning m gP. 110 White balance gP. 60 White balance compensation gP. 62 ISO sensitivity gP. 50 Metering mode gP. 47 AF mode gP. 51 AF target gP. 53 Record mode gP. 59 Flash intensity control gP. 69 Number of storable still pictures gP. 120 Date gP. 15 Remote control/Self-timer/Sequential shooting gP. 55-58 Card gP. 113 Picture mode gP. 63 Color space gP. 88 Flash mode gP. 66 The functions within this area can be set on the super control panel. 250 F5.6 +2.0 2008. 08.16 FP arge BKT AF Normal OFF RC Face detection gP. 39 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 7 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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8 EN LCD monitor (Live view) You can use the LCD monitor to view the subject while shooting. Press the u button to use live view. g“Using live view” (P. 36) 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 AEL H-AF BKT FP RC WB WB AUTO AUTO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO L N N 38 38 Sequential shooting gP. 55 Self-timer gP. 56 Remote control gP. 57 Battery check gP. 6 Shooting mode gP. 4 RC mode q gP. 71 Super FP flash s gP. 71 Auto bracket t gP. 49 AE lock u gP. 49 Live view AF mode po gP. 37 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation value gP. 48 Flash intensity control gP. 69 Internal temperature warning gP. 110 Face detection g gP. 39 Card gP. 113 AF target gP. 53 AF confirmation mark gP. 16, 38, 54 Flash gP. 68 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) Flash mode gP. 66 Metering mode gP. 47 White balance gP. 60 ISO sensitivity gP. 50 Record mode gP. 59 Number of storable still pictures gP. 120 Histogram gP. 108 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 8 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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9 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide LCD monitor (Playback) You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g“Information display” (P. 76) 1/250 F5.6 250 F5.6 +2.0 45mm +2.0 45mm ISO 100 ISO 100 0.0 0.0 A: 0 A: 0 WB : AUTO WB : AUTO G: 0 G: 0 NATURAL NATURAL sRGB sRGB L N N [3648x2736,1/8] [3648x2736,1/8] x10 x10 ’08.08.16 ’08.08.16 21:56 21:56 100-0015 100-0015 15 15 L N N ISO sensitivity gP. 50 Battery check gP. 6 Card gP. 113 Print reservation Number of prints gP. 91 Protect gP. 81 Record mode gP. 59 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Shooting mode gP. 4 Focal length gP. 115 (The focal length is displayed in 1 mm units.) Metering mode gP. 47 Date and time gP. 15 File number gP. 76 AF target gP. 53 Exposure compensation gP. 48 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Flash intensity control gP. 69 White balance compensation gP. 62 Picture mode gP. 63 Color space gP. 88 White balance gP. 60 Histogram gP. 76 Shooting information Single-frame playback information Record mode gP. 59 Frame number gP. 76 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 9 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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10 EN Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Body cap Strap BLS-1 Lithium ion battery BCS-1 Lithium ion charger USB cable Video cable Eyepiece cover • OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card 2 3 4 1 Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely (4). Attaching the strap • Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet in the same way. Thread the eyepiece cover through one end of the strap (1). Thread the strap as indicated by the arrows (2, 3). s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 10 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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11 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Preparing the battery 3 1 2 3 BLS-1 Lithium ion battery AC wall outlet BCS-1 Lithium ion charger AC cable Battery lock It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. 1 Charging the battery 3 Close the battery compartment cover • Close the battery compartment cover until you hear a click. Press the battery lock to unlock the battery. Direction indicating mark W Unloading the battery 2 Loading the battery Charging indicator Amber light: Charging in progress Blue light: Charging completed (Charging time: Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes) Amber blinking: Charging error W 1 2 Battery compartment cover Battery compartment lock s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 11 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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12 EN Attaching a lens to the camera 1 3 3 4 2 1 2 1 2 Rear cap Body cap Lens cap Lens attachment mark (Red) Alignment mark (Red) Lens release button 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from the lens 2 Attach a lens to the camera 3 Remove the lens cap (3, 4) Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release button (1), rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow (2). • Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body (1). • Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it click (2). 2 1 • Make sure the power switch is set to OFF. • Do not press the lens release button. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 12 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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13 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Loading the card xD-Picture Card CompactFlash/Microdrive Open the card cover. Insert the card until it is locked into place. Open the card cover. Insert the card’s contact area into the slot as far as it can go. xD-Picture Card slot Card cover CF card slot W mark Eject button Removing the card Never open the card cover while the card access lamp is blinking. • Press the eject button all the way in to make it pop out. Press the eject button again all the way in to eject the card. • Pull out the card. • Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. • Pull out the card. xD-Picture Card CompactFlash/Microdrive Card access lamp Card access lamp Connector s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 13 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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14 EN Power on Dust reduction function operation The dust reduction function is automatically activated when the camera is turned on. Ultrasonic vibrations are used to remove dust and dirt from the image pickup device’s filter surface. The SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter) indicator blinks while dust reduction is working. Adjust the viewfinder’s diopter in accordance with your vision. While looking through the viewfinder, rotate the diopter adjustment dial little by little. When you can see the AF target clearly, adjustment is complete. Adjusting the viewfinder’s diopter Viewfinder Diopter adjustment dial AF target SSWF indicator When the camera is turned on, the super control panel screen is displayed on the monitor. If the super control panel screen does not appear, press the INFO button. Set the mode dial to AUTO. INFO button Super control panel 1 Set the camera’s power switch to ON. • To turn off the power, set the power switch to OFF. Power switch Mode dial LCD monitor 2008. 08.16 AF arge Normal OFF AUTO s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 14 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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15 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Setting the date/time CF 5SEC CF/xD REC VIEW ENG. NTSC VIDEO OUT CANCEL SELECT GO ’--.--.-- --:-- j±0k±0 Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. CARD SETUP NORM AUTO CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION WB CANCEL SELECT GO N Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 03 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME GO CANCEL 2009 03 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME GO CANCEL CF 5SEC CF/xD REC VIEW ENG. NTSC VIDEO OUT CANCEL SELECT GO j±0k±0 ’09.03.01 14:01 1 Press the MENU button 2 Use ac to select [Z], then press d 3 Use ac to select [X], then press d 4 Use ac to select [Y], then press d 5 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set 6 Use ac to select the date format 7 Press the i button 8 Press the MENU button to exit MENU button • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. Arrow pad acbd • The menu screen is displayed on the LCD monitor. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 15 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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16 EN Shooting 250 F5.6 2008. 08.16 AF arge Normal OFF AUTO Shutter button Card access lamp • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts recording the picture. AF confirmation mark Aperture value Shutter speed 1 Place the AF target on the subject while viewing through the viewfinder 2 Adjust the focus 3 Release the shutter Press the shutter button halfway. Viewfinder Press the shutter button all the way (fully). Never remove the battery or card while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • The focus is locked when a beep tone is output. The AF confirmation mark and the AF target in focus light up in the viewfinder. • The shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. • The super control panel is not displayed while the shutter button is pressed. Viewfinder AF target Super control panel s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 16 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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17 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide u button Horizontal grip Vertical grip Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Taking a picture while viewing the monitor It is possible to use the LCD monitor as a viewfinder and check the subject’s composition, or shoot while viewing an enlarged display on the LCD monitor. g“Using live view” (P. 36) 1 Press the u (live view) button to switch to live view If no operations are performed for approximately 8 seconds while the camera is on, the monitor backlight turns off to save battery power (when the super control panel is lit). If no operations are performed for approximately one minute thereafter, the camera enters the sleep mode (stand-by) and stops operating. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). g“BACKLIT LCD (Backlight timer)” (P. 86), “SLEEP” (P. 86) • The subject is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Press the shutter button to take the picture • The picture is taken with the focus adjusted. Shutter button Holding the camera When the camera stops operating 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 250 P P F5.6 38 38 L N N s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 17 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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18 EN Playback/Erasing Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame q button Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames ahead Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames back Each time you turn the control dial towards U, the image is incrementally enlarged from 2× to 14×. Control dial S button Playing back images Pressing the q button displays the last picture taken. Close-up playback Erasing images Play back the image you want to erase and press the S button. Use ac to select [YES] and press the i button to erase. Arrow pad ERASE YES NO CANCEL SELECT GO s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 18 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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19 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Indications used in this manual The operation button icons on the body of the camera are used to indicate the operation buttons in this manual. See “Names of parts and functions” (gP. 2). In this manual, j indicates the control dial. The following symbols are used throughout this manual. To make the most of this manual You can use the “Table of Contents” (P. 20) or “Index” (P. 137) as well as the following reference to search for information on camera functions and operations. Use this manual according to shooting conditions and to find the desired information. For information on the possible shooting functions: g“Shooting guides” (P. 31) For information on how to operate the camera: g“Using the direct buttons” (P. 27) “Using the super control panel” (P. 28) “Using the menu” (P. 29) Functions available during live view: g“Using live view” (P. 36) To search for a function from a list: g“Menu directory” (P. 122) “Index” (P. 137) x Notes Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.  TIPS s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 19 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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20 EN Table of Contents Names of parts and functions........................................................................................2 Camera .........................................................................................................2 Mode dial.......................................................................................................4 Viewfinder .....................................................................................................6 Super control panel.......................................................................................7 LCD monitor (Live view)................................................................................8 LCD monitor (Playback)................................................................................9 Preparations for shooting ............................................................................................10 Unpack the box contents.............................................................................10 Preparing the battery...................................................................................11 Attaching a lens to the camera....................................................................12 Loading the card .........................................................................................13 Power on.....................................................................................................14 Setting the date/time ...................................................................................15 Shooting......................................................................................................16 Playback/Erasing ........................................................................................18 Indications used in this manual...................................................................19 Using the direct buttons...............................................................................................27 Using the super control panel......................................................................................28 Using the menu ...........................................................................................................29 Resetting to the factory default settings ......................................................................30 Basic function guides...................................................................................................31 Focus k Operating the shutter button........................................................31 Brightness k Exposure compensation.......................................................31 Color k White balance...............................................................................32 A guide to functions for different subjects....................................................................32 Taking landscape pictures ..........................................................................32 Taking flower pictures .................................................................................33 Taking night scene pictures ........................................................................35 Basic guide 2 Identifies the camera part names and describes the basic steps for shooting and playback. 1 Basic camera operations 26 Describes the basic operations of the camera. 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills 31 Describes shooting methods for various shooting situations. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 20 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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21 EN Activating live view ......................................................................................................36 Functions available during live view............................................................36 The live view mechanism ............................................................................37 Taking a picture using live view...................................................................................37 AF operation during live view ......................................................................38 Using the face detection function ................................................................................39 Taking a picture using manual focus ...........................................................................40 Switching the information display ................................................................................40 Taking a picture while comparing the effect ................................................................41 Enlarged display operation ..........................................................................................41 Panorama shooting .....................................................................................................42 Program shooting ........................................................................................................43 Aperture priority shooting ............................................................................................43 Shutter priority shooting...............................................................................................44 Manual shooting ..........................................................................................................45 Bulb shooting...............................................................................................46 Preview function ..........................................................................................................46 Changing the metering mode ......................................................................................47 Exposure compensation ..............................................................................................48 AE lock ........................................................................................................................49 AE bracketing ..............................................................................................................49 ISO sensitivity setting ..................................................................................................50 AF mode selection.......................................................................................................51 S-AF (single AF)..........................................................................................51 C-AF (continuous AF)..................................................................................52 MF (manual focus) ......................................................................................52 Simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode (S-AF+MF) ......................52 Simultaneous use of C-AF mode and MF mode (C-AF+MF) ......................53 AF target selection.......................................................................................................53 Focus lock k If correct focus cannot be obtained ......................................................54 Sequential shooting .....................................................................................................55 Self-timer shooting.......................................................................................................56 Remote control shooting..............................................................................................57 Anti-shock....................................................................................................................58 3 Using live view 36 Functions and operations available only during live view will be explained. 4 Exposure 43 Describes functions related to exposure, which is important for shooting. These functions are for determining the aperture value, shutter speed, and other settings by measuring the brightness in the picture. 5 Focusing and shooting functions 51 Describes the optimal focusing methods according to the subject and shooting conditions. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 21 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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22 EN Selecting the record mode...........................................................................................59 Recording formats.......................................................................................59 Selecting the record mode ..........................................................................60 Selecting the white balance.........................................................................................60 Setting the auto/preset/custom white balance ............................................61 WB compensation.......................................................................................62 Setting the one-touch white balance...........................................................63 Picture mode ...............................................................................................................63 Gradation.....................................................................................................................64 Noise reduction............................................................................................................65 Noise filter....................................................................................................................65 Flash mode setting ......................................................................................................66 Built-in flash shooting ..................................................................................................68 Flash intensity control..................................................................................................69 External flash shooting ................................................................................................70 Shooting with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.................................................71 Using commercially available flashes..........................................................................73 Single-frame/Close-up playback..................................................................................74 Index display/Calendar display....................................................................................75 Information display ......................................................................................................76 Slideshow ....................................................................................................................77 Rotating images...........................................................................................................77 Playback on TV ...........................................................................................................78 Editing still images.......................................................................................................78 Copying images...........................................................................................................80 Protecting images........................................................................................................81 Erasing images............................................................................................................82 6 Record mode, white balance, and picture mode 59 Describes image adjustment functions specific to digital cameras. 7 Flash shooting 66 Describes how to shoot with the built-in flash and an external flash. 8 Playback functions 74 Describes the functions for image playback. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 22 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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23 EN Custom Menu 1 ...........................................................................................................83 a AF/MF .....................................................................................................................83 AF ILLUMINAT............................................................................................83 FOCUS RING..............................................................................................83 RESET LENS..............................................................................................83 BULB FOCUSING.......................................................................................83 b BUTTON/DIAL ........................................................................................................83 DIAL FUNCTION.........................................................................................83 DIAL DIRECTION........................................................................................84 AEL/AFL......................................................................................................84 AEL/AFL MEMO..........................................................................................85 7 FUNCTION.............................................................................................85 j FUNCTION ...........................................................................................85 c DISP/8/PC............................................................................................................86 8................................................................................................................86 SLEEP.........................................................................................................86 BACKLIT LCD (Backlight timer) ..................................................................86 USB MODE .................................................................................................86 LIVE VIEW BOOST.....................................................................................87 g FACE DETECT......................................................................................87 FRAME ASSIST (Ruled lines display).........................................................87 d EXP/e/ISO ..........................................................................................................87 ISO-AUTO SET...........................................................................................87 ISO-AUTO...................................................................................................87 AELMetering................................................................................................87 BULB TIMER...............................................................................................87 e # CUSTOM............................................................................................................87 w+F .........................................................................................................87 AUTO POP UP............................................................................................88 f K/COLOR/WB......................................................................................................88 ALL >.....................................................................................................88 COLOR SPACE ..........................................................................................88 K SET.......................................................................................................88 PIXEL COUNT ............................................................................................88 g RECORD/ERASE ...................................................................................................89 RAW+JPEG ERASE ...................................................................................89 FILE NAME .................................................................................................89 dpi SETTING...............................................................................................89 Custom Menu 2 ...........................................................................................................90 CF/xD ..........................................................................................................90 s (Monitor brightness adjustment)...........................................................90 W (Changing the display language) ......................................................90 VIDEO OUT.................................................................................................90 REC VIEW...................................................................................................90 FIRMWARE.................................................................................................90 9 Customizing your camera 83 Describes how to customize the camera’s settings. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 23 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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24 EN Print reservation (DPOF).............................................................................................91 Print reservation..........................................................................................91 Single-frame reservation.............................................................................91 All-frame reservation...................................................................................92 Resetting the print reservation data ............................................................92 Direct printing (PictBridge)...........................................................................................93 Connecting the camera to a printer.............................................................94 Easy printing ...............................................................................................94 Custom printing...........................................................................................95 Flowchart.....................................................................................................................97 Using the provided OLYMPUS Master software .........................................................97 What is OLYMPUS Master?........................................................................97 Connecting the camera to a computer ........................................................................98 Start up the OLYMPUS Master software.....................................................................99 Displaying camera images on a computer ..................................................................99 Downloading and saving images ................................................................99 Disconnecting the camera from your computer ........................................100 Viewing still images ...................................................................................................101 To increase the number of languages.......................................................................101 Transferring images to your computer without using OLYMPUS Master..................102 Shooting tips and information....................................................................................103 Tips before you start taking pictures .........................................................103 Shooting tips .............................................................................................103 Additional shooting tips and information ...................................................106 Playback tips.............................................................................................108 Viewing pictures on a computer................................................................108 Error codes................................................................................................................109 Camera maintenance ................................................................................................111 Cleaning and storing the camera ..............................................................111 Cleaning mode k Removing dust ............................................................112 Pixel mapping k Checking the image processing functions ....................112 10 Printing 91 Describes how to print your pictures. 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 97 Describes how to transfer and store your camera images to a computer. 12 Shooting tips and maintenance 103 Refer to this section for troubleshooting and camera maintenance information. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 24 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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25 EN Card basics................................................................................................................113 Usable cards .............................................................................................113 Formatting the card ...................................................................................113 Battery and charger ...................................................................................................114 Using your charger abroad ........................................................................................114 Interchangeable lenses .............................................................................................114 ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lens ......................................................114 ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications ..........................................................115 Program line diagram (P mode)................................................................................117 Exposure warning display..........................................................................................117 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode ........................................................118 White balance color temperature...............................................................................119 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures ......................................120 Functions that can be registered in Custom Reset Settings......................................121 Menu directory...........................................................................................................122 Glossary ....................................................................................................................125 Specifications ............................................................................................................128 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........................................................................................131 Index..........................................................................................................................137 13 Information 113 Refer to this section for information on optional accessories, camera specifications, and other useful shooting information. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 25 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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26 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Basic camera operations There are three basic ways to make function settings with this camera. 1 Using the direct buttons to operate the camera P. 27 You can make the function settings by rotating the control dial while pressing the direct buttons assigned to a function. 2 Setting while looking at the super control panel P. 28 You can make the function settings with the super control panel on the LCD monitor. You can use the super control panel to view the current settings and directly change the settings. 3 Setting on the menu P. 29 You can use the menu to set shooting and playback settings and customize camera functions. Descriptions in this manual The operating instructions of the direct buttons, super control panel and menu are described as follows in this manual. • “+” indicates operations performed at the same time. • “” indicates you should proceed to the next step. e.g.: When setting the flash intensity control Direct button # + Fj Super control panel ip: [w] Menu MENU[X][w] s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 26 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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27 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Press the button for the function you want to set. • The direct menu is displayed. 2 Turn the control dial to change the setting. • Press the i button to confirm your setting. Or if you do not operate the control dial within a few seconds, your setting will be confirmed and the super control panel screen will be restored. List of direct buttons The functions assigned to buttons are as shown below. To assign other functions so they can be set with direct buttons: j You can also assign frequently used functions to the b and </Y/j buttons. g“7 FUNCTION” (P. 85), “j FUNCTION” (P. 85) Using the direct buttons No. Direct buttons Function Ref. page 1 </Y/j Remote control/Self-timer/ Sequential shooting button Remote control/Self-timer/ Sequential shooting P. 55-58 2 F Exposure compensation button Exposure compensation P. 48 3 u Live view button Turns live view on or off P. 36 4 # Flash button Pops up the flash and sets flash mode P. 66 2 + 4 F + # Exposure compensation button Flash button Flash intensity control P. 69  TIPS SELECT GO Direct menu Control dial e.g.) Setting Sequential/Self-timer/ Remote control shooting 2 1 4 3 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 27 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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28 EN 1 Basic camera operations Select an item on the super control panel and change the setting. 1 Press the INFO button to display the super control panel on the LCD monitor. • Press the INFO button again to turn off the super control panel. • Press the i button during live view to display the super control panel. 4 Use the control dial to change the setting. • Press the i button to display the direct menu indicated at the position of the cursor. You can also use the direct menu to change the setting. After changing the setting, press the i button to confirm your setting. If no operation is made within a few seconds, your setting is confirmed and the super control panel is displayed. Using the super control panel 2 Press the i button. • The cursor on the super control panel lights. 3 Use p to move the cursor to the function you want to set. For details on the functions that can be set with the super control panel, refer to “Super control panel” (gP. 7). Control dial p Arrow pad i button INFO button 2008. 08.16 AF arge Normal OFF arge Normal OFF ISO Cursor The name of the selected function is displayed. arge Normal OFF METERING METERING SELECT GO Direct menu s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 28 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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29 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Press the MENU button. • The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor. 4 Press the i button to confirm your settings. • Press the i button repeatedly to exit the menu. Using the menu 2 Use ac to select a tab and d to set an item. 3 Use ac to select a function and d to go to the setting screen. For details on the functions that can be set with the menu, refer to “Menu directory” (gP. 122). MENU button p Arrow pad i button CARD SETUP NORM AUTO CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION WB CANCEL SELECT GO N Operation guide is displayed at the bottom of the screen. : Press the MENU button to cancel the setting. : Press dac on the arrow pad to move the cursor and select an item. The symbols displayed on the LCD monitor correspond to the arrow pad shown below. t: a u: c 8: d 7: b : Press the i button to confirm your settings. MENU CANCEL SELECT OK GO Tab The current setting is displayed METERING S-AF 0.0 OFF OFF RC MODE AF MODE AF AREA ANTI-SHOCK z AUTO CANCEL SELECT GO S-AF AUTO 0.0 METERING OFF OFF RC MODE AF MODE AF AREA ANTI-SHOCK z CANCEL SELECT GO Function METERING RC MODE AF MODE AF AREA ANTI-SHOCK CANCEL SELECT GO METERING Types of tabs W (Shooting menu 1) Sets shooting functions. X (Shooting menu 2) Sets shooting functions. q (Playback menu) Sets playback functions. Y (Custom menu 1) Customizes shooting functions. Depending on the function being customized, the function is further separated into 8 tabs (A to H). Z (Custom menu 2) Sets the basic functions of the camera. AF/MF BUTTON/DIAL DISP/8/PC EXP/e/ISO #CUSTOM CANCEL SELECT GO K/COLOR/WB Screenshot of menu with the Y tab selected Tab s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 29 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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30 EN 1 Basic camera operations Normally, current camera settings (including any changes you have made) are retained when the power is turned off. To reset the camera to the factory default settings, set [RESET]. You can register settings in advance to [RESET1] and [RESET2]. The camera settings at that time are registered in [RESET1] and [RESET2]. For details on the registered functions, refer to “Functions that can be registered in Custom Reset Settings” (gP. 121). Registering [RESET1]/[RESET2] 1 Select either [RESET1]/[RESET2] to register and press d. • If settings have already been registered, [SET] is displayed next to [RESET1]/[RESET2]. Selecting [SET] again overwrites the registered setting. • To cancel the registration, select [RESET]. 2 Select [SET] and press the i button. Using reset settings You can reset the camera to [RESET1] or [RESET2] setting or restore the factory default settings. [RESET] : Resets to the factory default settings. For the default settings, see “Menu directory” (gP. 122). [RESET1]/[RESET2] : Resets to the registered settings. 1 Select [RESET], [RESET1] , or [RESET2] and press the i button. 2 Use ac to select [YES], then press the i button. Resetting to the factory default settings Menu MENU[W][CUSTOM RESET] Menu MENU[W][CUSTOM RESET] RESET1 YES NO CANCEL SELECT GO s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 30 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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31 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills To familiarize yourself with the camera, you can start off by taking pictures of surrounding subjects, such as children, flowers and pets. If the pictures taken are not to your liking, try adjusting some of the settings below. You can take more satisfying pictures simply by familiarizing yourself with these basic camera functions. Focus k Operating the shutter button A picture can become out of focus when the focus in the picture is on the foreground, background, or other objects in the picture instead of on the subject. To prevent out-of- focus pictures, be sure to focus on the subject you are trying to capture. The shutter button can be pressed halfway down (half-press) and all the way down (full press). Once you are able to operate the shutter button effectively, you can focus accurately even on moving subjects. g“Shooting” (P. 16), “Focus lock k If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P. 54) Even when the subject is in focus, the picture can become blurred if you move the camera while the shutter button is being pressed. This is called “camera shake”. Make sure how to properly hold the camera. The camera is particularly subject to shaking when using live view to take pictures while viewing the subject on the monitor. g“Holding the camera” (P. 17) In addition to incorrect focusing and camera shake, movement of the subject can also cause blurring of the picture. In this case, use a shutter speed that matches the motion of the subject. You can confirm the actual shutter speed and aperture on the displays of the viewfinder and monitor by pressing the shutter button halfway. g“Viewfinder” (P. 6), “Super control panel” (P. 7), “LCD monitor (Live view)” (P. 8) Brightness k Exposure compensation The camera automatically determines the aperture value and shutter speed according to the brightness level. This is called auto exposure. However, you may not be able to capture the intended picture with auto exposure alone. In this case, you can increase or decrease the auto exposure setting. Compensate the exposure toward + to enhance the brightness of a summer beach or the whiteness of snow. Compensate the exposure toward – when the area to be shot is brighter but smaller compared to its surrounding area. If you are unsure of how much exposure compensation is required, try taking several pictures at various settings and then compare the pictures. g“Exposure compensation” (P. 48), “AE bracketing” (P. 49) Basic function guides Halfway down: All the way down: s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 31 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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32 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Color k White balance Besides sunlight, there are other sources for illuminating the subject, such as tungsten and fluorescent lighting. These types of lighting contain particular colors; therefore, the same white object shot under different lighting has slightly different colors. Even under the same sunlight, the colors in the picture differ depending on the sky conditions, the shadows of trees or buildings, and other factors. White balance automatically corrects the effects from these types of lighting and enables shooting with the right colors. You can usually obtain the right colors with the white balance set to [AUTO]. Depending on the shooting conditions, however, you may not be able to obtain the intended colors. In this case, change the setting accordingly. g“Selecting the white balance” (P. 60) This section describes the functions suitable under different shooting conditions depending on the subject. Taking landscape pictures This section describes how to take outdoor scenery pictures of forests, lakes and beaches in daylight. Changing shooting mode The proper shooting method varies depending on whether you are trying to capture the silence of a still scene or the dynamism of a motion scene. • To capture the depth of a forest, focus with a wider range of the image. Use A (aperture priority shooting) mode and close the aperture (increase the aperture value) as much as possible. • To capture the waves crashing against the seashore, use S (shutter priority shooting) mode and select a fast shutter speed. To capture a flowing waterfall or river, shoot using a slow shutter speed. Exposure compensation can be used even under different shooting modes. Check the image that you have shot and use + or – to adjust the exposure to obtain better results. A guide to functions for different subjects Fluorescent light Tungsten light Shade of tree s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 32 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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33 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Changing white balance The color of water in pictures appears different depending on whether it is a lake reflecting nearby trees or a seashore surrounded by a coral reef. To capture the subtle difference in color, try changing the white balance setting. Change the setting for different situations, such as by using [55300K] for sunny days and [27500K] for outdoor shaded areas on sunny days. Changing metering mode Depending on the depth of the water and the direction of the sun, the brightness of the water can differ significantly in different areas of the same composition. There is also a difference in the brightness of forests depending on the way the trees overlap each other. If you know which areas you want to emphasize the compensation in the image composition, you can change the metering mode. When set to [e] (Digital ESP metering), the camera automatically assesses the brightness in the composition and determines the exposure. To emphasize a specific partial exposure in the composition, change the metering mode to [J] (center weighted metering) or [n] (spot metering), adjust the metering area to the locations that you want to adjust the exposure and then measure the exposure. Changing saturation There may be times when you cannot reproduce the desired color even when using white balance or exposure compensation. In this case, you can change the [SATURATION] setting to achieve the desired color. The [SATURATION] setting includes two levels of high and low settings. When the setting is high, a vivid color is used. g“Aperture priority shooting” (P. 43), “Shutter priority shooting” (P. 44), “Changing the metering mode” (P. 47), “Exposure compensation” (P. 48), “Selecting the white balance” (P. 60), “[SATURATION] : Vividness of the color” (P. 64) Taking flower pictures The proper method for taking pictures of flowers differs depending on whether you want to capture, for example, a single flower, a field of blooming flowers, a deep red rose, or the light color of a sweet pea. Changing white balance There are many colors of flowers ranging from light to vivid ones. Depending on the colors of the flowers, subtle color shades may not be captured as seen. In this case, you can check the light conditions and change the white balance setting. At [AUTO], the camera automatically determines the type of light and shoots using the proper white balance. However, you can bring out subtle color shades more effectively by changing the setting according to shooting conditions, such as by using [55300K] for sunny days and [27500K] for outdoor shaded areas on sunny days. s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 33 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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34 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Using exposure compensation When shooting flowers against a background, select as simple a background as possible to bring out the shape and color of the flower. When shooting bright and whitish flowers, adjust the exposure compensation to – (minus) so that the flower stands out from the darker background. Changing shooting mode The proper shooting method when taking pictures of flowers differs depending on whether you want to emphasize a single flower or capture a field of flowers. To change the focus area, set the camera to A (aperture priority shooting) mode and select the aperture value. • When you open the aperture (decrease the aperture value), the camera focuses within a shorter range (with a shallow depth of field), emphasizing the subject against a blurred background. • When you close the aperture (increase the aperture value), the camera focuses over a wider range (with more depth of field), producing a picture with both the foreground and background in focus. You can use the preview function to confirm the changes in the depth of field when the aperture is changed. Using live view When using a conventional digital single-lens reflex camera with interchangeable lens system, it was necessary to wait until after taking the picture to check the results of the exposure compensation and white balance settings. With the live view function of this camera, however, you can use the monitor to display and check the subject you want to capture. Changing lenses When the blooming flowers are few and sparse, take the picture using a telephoto lens. With a telephoto lens, you take pictures in which subjects at different distances appear closer together, giving the impression of a more densely blooming flower field. Using the telescopic feature of the zoom lens also achieves the same effect, but it is easier to achieve this effect when the focal length of the lens is longer, such as 150 mm or 200 mm, rather than 54 mm. g“Aperture priority shooting” (P. 43), “Using live view” (P. 36), “Exposure compensation” (P. 48), “Selecting the white balance” (P. 60) s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 34 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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35 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Taking night scene pictures There are different types of night scenes, from the afterglow of a sunset and city lights at night to special light displays and firework displays. Using a tripod Because a slow shutter speed is needed to capture night scenes, a tripod is required to prevent camera shake. If a tripod is not available, you should place the camera on a stable surface to prevent camera shake. Even if the camera is secured, camera shake may occur when pressing the shutter button. Therefore, it is recommended to use the remote control or self timer. Changing shooting mode Night scenes have different levels of brightness, and the balance of the brightness in the composition is not uniform. Start by using A (aperture priority shooting) mode to take the picture. Set the aperture to the medium setting (about F8 or F11) and allow the camera to automatically select the shutter speed. When shooting a night scene, because the camera sets the exposure to match the dark areas which occupy a majority of the composition and the image often turns out whitish (overexposed), adjust the exposure compensation to -1 or -1.5. Use [REC VIEW] to check the image and adjust the aperture and exposure compensation as necessary. Image noise can easily occur when shooting at slow shutter speeds. In this case, set [NOISE REDUCT.] to [ON] to reduce noise. Using manual focus In cases where you cannot use AF (auto focus) to focus on the subject because the subject is too dark or you cannot focus in time to take pictures, such as during a fireworks display, set the AF mode to [MF] (manual focus) and focus manually. To take pictures of night scenes, turn the focus ring of the lens and check whether you can see the lights of the night scene clearly. To take pictures of a fireworks display, adjust the focus of the lens to infinite unless you are using a long focus lens. If you know the approximate distance to the subject, it is recommended that you focus on something that is at the same distance in advance. g“Program shooting” (P. 43), “Aperture priority shooting” (P. 43), “Remote control shooting” (P. 57), “AF mode selection” (P. 51), “Noise reduction” (P. 65), “REC VIEW” (P. 90) s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 35 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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36 EN 3 Using live view 3 Using live view It is possible to use the LCD monitor as a viewfinder. You can view the exposure or white balance effect and the subject’s composition while you take the picture. 1 Press the u button. • The mirror is raised and the subject is displayed on the LCD monitor. • When [AF MODE] was set to [C-AF], it will be set automatically to [S-AF] (or [S-AF+MF] in case it was set to [C-AF+MF]). Functions available during live view The following functions can be used during live view. Focusing during live view • Taking a picture after selecting the AF system gP. 37 • Taking a picture using focus lock gP. 38 • Taking a picture while adjusting the focus manually gP. 40 • Taking a picture while focusing on a face gP. 39 • Taking a picture while checking the focus by enlarging the zone to be focused gP. 41 Taking a picture while checking the effect • Taking a picture after comparing the effect of exposure compensation or white balance gP. 41 • Taking a panoramic picture gP. 42 Switching the indications on the LCD monitor • Turning off the information display/Displaying the histogram or ruled lines gP. 40 • Checking the subject on the monitor even in low light situations gP. 87 x Notes • If there is a high-intensity light source within the screen, the image may be displayed darker but will be recorded normally. • If the live view function 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. • Exchanging the lens will cause live view to stop. • The following functions are not available during live view. C-AF/AE lock/[AEL/AFL] • When [IMAGER AF] is selected, you cannot use the AF illuminator. Activating live view u button s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 36 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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37 EN 3 Using live view The live view mechanism During live view, the image on the LCD monitor is the same image received by the image pickup device (Live MOS sensor/imager) that is used for shooting. This way you can check on the LCD monitor the effects of exposure compensation or white balance. Moreover, you can also enlarge part of the subject to focus on it or display ruled lines to check that the composition is level. While the image appears on the LCD monitor during live view, the mirror is raised and the shutter is open. Therefore, you will not be able to check the subject in the viewfinder. Correct metering may not be possible if strong light is coming in through the viewfinder. In such case attach the eyepiece cover. g“Eyepiece cover” (P. 56) In live view you can choose one of 3 available AF systems. The [LIVE VIEW AF MODE] setting will determine when and how focusing is performed. Characteristics of the live view AF mode * For the latest information about Olympus lenses compatible with Imager AF, visit the Olympus website. When you are using a lens that is not compatible with [IMAGER AF], [HYBRID AF] will be selected automatically. Taking pictures using the viewfinder Taking pictures using live view • The light coming in through the lens is reflected on the mirror and you can check the subject in the viewfinder. • The mirror is raised and the shutter is open. The image received by image pickup device is displayed on the LCD monitor. Taking a picture using live view Menu MENU[Y][a][LIVE VIEW AF MODE] LIVE VIEW AF MODE Using the shutter button Focus lock Restrictions on use AF AREA Halfway down All the way down IMAGER AF (factory default setting) AF operation using the imager Shooting Press the shutter button halfway or press the AEL/AFL button. * Only possible with compatible lenses. 11 AF targets AF SENSOR k AF operation using the AF sensor and then shooting While holding down the AEL/AFL button, press the shutter button all the way. None 3 AF targets HYBRID AF AF operation using the imager (approximate focus) AF operation using the AF sensor and then shooting While holding down the AEL/AFL button, press the shutter button all the way. None 3 AF targets Viewfinder Image pickup device Shutter curtain Mirror Lens s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 37 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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38 EN 3 Using live view Taking a picture with [IMAGER AF] 1 Press the shutter button halfway. • When the focus is locked, the AF confirmation mark and AF target mark light up. 2 Press the shutter button all the way to take a picture. Taking a picture with [AF SENSOR] 1 Press the shutter button all the way. • The mirror is lowered and the picture is taken after the focus is locked. • The image that was displayed on the monitor before lowering the mirror freezes during focusing. • If correct focus cannot be obtained, you will hear the sound of the shutter but the picture will not be taken. • To focus in advance, hold down the AEL/AFL button and press the shutter button. When the focus is locked, the AF confirmation mark lights up. When the AF confirmation mark is blinking, the focus is not locked. Taking a picture with [HYBRID AF] 1 Press the shutter button halfway. • The Imager AF will be activated and you can check the subject on the LCD monitor. • When the Imager AF achieves approximate focus, the n mark lights up. 2 Press the shutter button all the way. • The picture is taken in a similar way as when using [AF SENSOR]. AF operation during live view [IMAGER AF] When you press the shutter button halfway, AF is performed by the image pickup device. 11 available AF targets allow you to focus on a subject even if it does not appear in the center of the picture. [AF SENSOR] When you press the shutter button all the way, the AF is activated and the picture is taken in the same way as when taking pictures using the viewfinder (AF is not activated on pressing the shutter button halfway). 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 I-AF AF confirmation mark AF target mark 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 AF confirmation mark 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 o n mark s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 38 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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39 EN 3 Using live view [HYBRID AF] When you press the shutter button halfway, focusing is performed approximately by the Imager AF and you can check the subject on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button all the way, the AF is activated in the same way as with the [AF SENSOR] setting. The approximate focusing distance is obtained when the shutter button is pressed halfway so the time it takes to actually take the picture after pressing the shutter button all the way is shortened. When using S-AF+MF, this is very convenient as you can hold the shutter button pressed halfway and finely adjust the focus while checking the LCD monitor. Camera status during AF By setting [g FACE DETECT] to [ON], the camera will detect people’s faces in the frame and adjust the focus and metering automatically. • In order to use b, [Fn FACE DETECT] needs to be set up in the menu in advance. g“7 FUNCTION” (P. 85) • After setting [g FACE DETECT] to [ON] while using b, the following functions are automatically set to the best settings for taking pictures of people. Imager AF AF Sensor • AF is performed by the image pickup device. • The mirror is lowered and AF is performed by the AF sensor. (The mirror is down so the image display on the monitor freezes just before pressing the shutter button all the way.) Using the face detection function Direct button b (The setting changes each time the button is pressed.) Super control panel ip[g FACE DETECT] Menu MENU[Y][c][g FACE DETECT][ON] Function Setting Ref. page METERING e P. 47 GRADATION AUTO P. 64 LIVE VIEW AF MODE IMAGER AF P. 37 AF MODE S-AF (B) P. 51 Halfway down All the way down AF Sensor s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 39 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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40 EN 3 Using live view 1 If the camera detects a face, a frame will be displayed in that location. • When you press the shutter button, the camera will focus on the position of the face detection frame (however, if a single AF target is selected with [AF AREA], the camera will focus on the AF target selected). • With [AF SENSOR] or [HYBRID AF], the camera will focus on the AF target that is closest to the face detection frame. x Notes • During sequential shooting, face detection will work only at the first shot. • Depending on the subject, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. During live view, you can take a picture focusing manually while checking the focus on the LCD monitor. 1 Set the AF mode to [S-AF+MF] or [MF]. g“AF mode selection” (P. 51) 2 Adjust the focus by rotating the focus ring. • In [S-AF+MF] mode, after pressing the shutter button halfway or pressing the AEL/AFL button, you can rotate the focus ring to finely adjust the focus before taking the picture. • Using the enlarged display can be very convenient when adjusting the focus manually. g“Enlarged display operation” (P. 41) You can switch the information displayed on the monitor by pressing INFO button repeatedly. Taking a picture using manual focus Switching the information display 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 L N N 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 L N N 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 Information display on Information display on + Ruled lines display (gP. 87) Information display on + Histogram Enlarged display (gP. 41) Information display off GO WB/F +0.7 +0.7 +1.0 +1.0 0.0 0.0 +0.3 +0.3 Comparison screen (gP. 41) s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 40 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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41 EN 3 Using live view You can check the effect of exposure compensation or white balance on a 4-split screen. 1 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the comparison screen. g“Switching the information display” (P. 40) • The exposure compensation comparison screen is displayed. Press a to switch to the white balance comparison screen. Press ac to switch the screen. 2 Use bd or the control dial to select the setting value, then press the i button. • You can take the picture using the set value. x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. • This function cannot be used in g mode. It is possible to enlarge the subject for display. Enlarging the image during MF makes focus confirmation and adjustment easier. 1 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the enlarged display. g“Switching the information display” (P. 40) • The enlargement frame will be displayed. 2 Use p to move the frame and press the i button. • The area inside the frame is enlarged and displayed. • Press and hold the i button to return the enlargement frame to the center after it was moved. 3 Turn the control dial to change the magnification (7×/10×). • Taking the picture or pressing the i button will cancel the enlarged display. • During enlarged display, AF will not be activated even in the shutter button is pressed all the way. You can take the picture after checking the focus in the enlarged display. Taking a picture while comparing the effect Enlarged display operation GO WB/F +0.7 +0.7 +1.0 +1.0 0.0 0.0 +0.3 +0.3 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 i button s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 41 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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42 EN 3 Using live view You can enjoy panorama shooting easily using the OLYMPUS xD-Picture Card. Using OLYMPUS Master (provided CD-ROM) to join a few images shot where the subject’s edges overlap, you can create a single panorama composite image. Panorama shooting is possible up to a maximum of 10 images. • Try your best to include the common parts of the overlapping images when shooting the subject. 1 Set the mode. g“Setting the art filter/scene” (P. 5) • Live view is activated. 2 Use p to specify the direction for joining, then shoot the subject with the edges overlapping. d : Joins the next image to the right. b : Joins the next image to the left. a : Joins the next image to the top. c : Joins the next image to the bottom. • Shoot while changing the composition such that the subject overlaps. • The focus, exposure, etc. will be determined at the first shot. • The g (warning) mark will be displayed after you have finished taking 10 shots. • Pressing the i button before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. • Pressing the i button in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one. x Notes • Panorama shooting cannot be done if the OLYMPUS xD-Picture Card is not loaded in the camera. • During panorama shooting, the image previously taken for position alignment will not be retained. With the frames or other markers for display in the images as a guide, set the composition such that the edges of the overlapping images overlap within the frames. Panorama shooting 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 [ 3 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 2 ] EXIT EXIT EXIT EXIT EXIT EXIT s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 42 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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43 EN 4 Exposure 4 Exposure The camera sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed automatically according to the subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. • When the shutter button is half-pressed, the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed on the viewfinder. Releasing the shutter button displays the shutter speed and aperture value on the super control panel screen. 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. g“Program line diagram (P mode)” (P. 117) • The program shift setting will not be canceled after shooting. To cancel program shift setting, turn the control dial until the shooting mode indication % on the viewfinder or super control panel changes to P or turn off the power. • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. The shutter speed and aperture value are blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 117). 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. 46) Program shooting  TIPS Aperture priority shooting 250 F5.6 2008. 08.16 AF arge Normal OFF Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value Super Control panel Viewfinder Program shift AF confirmation mark s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 43 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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44 EN 4 Exposure Set the mode dial to A and turn the control dial to set the aperture value. To check the depth of field with the selected aperture value: j See “Preview function” (gP. 46). Shutter speed is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 117). 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 shutter speed 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.  TIPS Shutter priority shooting When the aperture value (f-number) is decreased When the aperture value (f-number) is increased Viewfinder Aperture value Shutter speed AF confirmation mark Shooting mode Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Close the aperture (f-number is increased) 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. Viewfinder Aperture value Shutter speed AF confirmation mark Shooting mode Slower shutter speed Faster shutter speed s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 44 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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45 EN 4 Exposure 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 is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 117). 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. Set the mode dial to M and turn the control dial to set the value. • Shutter speed : Turn the control dial to set the value. Aperture value: Turn the control dial while holding down the F button to set the value. • 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. • In M mode the exposure level indicator will appear on the super control panel screen. It shows the difference (ranging from -3 EV to +3 EV) between the exposure value calculated by the currently selected aperture and shutter speed and the exposure value considered optimum by the camera. If the difference exceeds ±3 EV, vw will appear in red on both sides of the indicator. Noise in images During shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on-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 a high-temperature environment. To reduce this noise, the camera activates the noise reduction function. g“Noise reduction” (P. 65)  TIPS Manual shooting Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Slower shutter speed Close the aperture (f-number is increased) Faster shutter speed F button Underexposure Optimum exposure Overexposure 250 F5.6 -0.3 2008. 08.16 arge Normal OFF M Exposure level indicator s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 45 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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46 EN 4 Exposure The picture looks blurred: j The use of a monopod or tripod is recommended when taking a picture at slow shutter speed. To switch the operation between setting the shutter speed and aperture value: j You can set the aperture value using only the control dial. g“DIAL FUNCTION” (P. 83) x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Bulb shooting 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. Bulb shooting can also be done using an optional remote control (RM-1). g“Bulb shooting with the remote control” (P. 58) In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB]. • [buLb] is displayed in the viewfinder and [BULB] on the super control panel. To automatically end bulb shooting after a specified period of time: j You can set the maximum time for bulb shooting. g“BULB TIMER” (P. 87) To fix the focus during manual focus shooting: j You can fix the focus so the focus does not change even if the focus ring is turned during exposure. g“BULB FOCUSING” (P. 83) x Notes • The following functions are not available during bulb shooting. Sequential shooing/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting The viewfinder shows the focused area (depth of field) with the selected aperture value. For the preview function to work by pressing the b button, it is necessary to set the function of the b button on the menu beforehand. g“7 FUNCTION” (P. 85) Press the b button to use the preview function. • When [7 FUNCTION] is assigned to [LIVE PREVIEW], pressing the b button automatically switches the camera to live view for a preview of the picture on the monitor.  TIPS  TIPS Preview function b button s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 46 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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47 EN 4 Exposure There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness: Digital ESP metering, Center weighted averaging metering, and 3 types of spot metering. Select the most suitable mode for the shooting conditions. Setting display e Digital ESP metering The camera measures the light levels and calculates the light level differences in 49 separate areas of the image. This mode is recommended for general use. Setting the AF synchronized function to [ESP+AF] enables metering centered around the AF target that is in focus with AF. J Center weighted averaging metering This metering mode provides the average metering between the subject and the background lighting, placing more weight on the subject at the center. Use this mode when you do not want the light level of the background to affect the exposure value. n Spot metering The camera meters a very small area around the center of the subject, defined by the spot metering area mark in the viewfinder. Use this mode when there is very strong backlight. nHI Spot metering - highlight control When the overall background is bright, white areas of the image will come out gray if you use the camera’s automatic exposure. Using this mode enables the camera to shift to over-exposure, allowing accurate white reproduction. Metering area is the same as spot metering. nSH Spot metering - shadow control When the overall background is dark, black areas of the image will come out gray if you use the camera’s automatic exposure. Using this mode enables the camera to shift to under-exposure, allowing accurate black reproduction. Metering area is the same as spot metering. Changing the metering mode Super control panel ip: [METERING] Menu MENU[X][METERING] arge Normal OFF METERING i button MENU button j Viewfinder 9 : Center weighted averaging metering : : Spot metering : Spot metering - highlight control : Spot metering - shadow control : Metering area s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 47 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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48 EN 4 Exposure In some situations, you may get better results if you manually compensate (adjust) the exposure value set automatically by the camera. In many cases, bright subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjusting toward + makes these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust toward – when shooting dark subjects. The exposure can be adjusted in a range of ±5.0 EV. • The EV step interval is 1/3EV. • The exposure compensation indicator is displayed. The exposure compensation indicator will not be displayed when the exposure is compensated by 0. • If the exposure compensation value exceeds the scale of the exposure compensation indicator, a red vw is displayed on the left and right edges of the indicator. To adjust the exposure compensation using only the control dial: j You can set the exposure compensation value without pressing F button. g“DIAL FUNCTION” (P. 83) x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M and Y modes. Exposure compensation Direct button F + j  TIPS -2.0EV ±0 +2.0EV Adjust toward – Adjust toward + F button j Viewfinder Exposure compensation value +2.0 2008. 08.16 arge Normal OFF Exposure compensation indicator 1/3 EV s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 48 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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49 EN 4 Exposure The metered exposure value can be locked with the AEL/AFL button (AE lock). Use AE lock when you want a different exposure setting from the one that would normally apply under the current shooting conditions. Normally, pressing the shutter button halfway locks both AF (auto focus) and AE (automatic exposure), but you can lock the exposure alone by pressing the AEL/AFL button. Press the AEL/AFL button at the position where you wish to lock the metering values and the exposure will be locked. The exposure is locked while the AEL/AFL button is pressed. Now press the shutter button. • Releasing the AEL/AFL button cancels AE lock. To lock the exposure: j You can lock the metering result so that it is not canceled when the AEL/AFL button is released. g“AEL/AFL MEMO” (P. 85) To activate AE lock with a set metering mode: j You can set the metering mode for locking the exposure with the AE lock. g“AELMetering” (P. 87) 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. 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 Number of frames: 3 AE lock  TIPS AE bracketing AEL/AFL button Viewfinder AE lock e.g.) When BKT is set to [3F 1.0EV] -1.0EV +1.0EV ±0 s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 49 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM
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50 EN 4 Exposure Start shooting. • In single-frame shooting, the exposure changes every time the shutter button is pressed. • In sequential shooting, hold down the shutter button until the selected number of frames are taken. • Releasing the shutter button stops auto bracketing shooting. When it stops, 0 is displayed in green on the super control panel. How AE bracketing compensates exposure in each shooting mode Depending on the selected shooting 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 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. The higher the ISO value, the greater the camera’s light sensitivity and the better its ability to shoot in low light conditions. However, higher values may give pictures a grainy appearance. [AUTO] : The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. With the [ISO- AUTO SET] setting, you can set the maximum ISO that is set automatically. g“ISO-AUTO SET” (P. 87) [100 - 1600]: Fixed ISO sensitivity. To automatically set the optimal ISO in M mode: j Normally, the AUTO setting is not available in M mode, but you can set it for use in all shooting modes. g“ISO-AUTO” (P. 87) Menu MENU[X][AE BKT]  TIPS ISO sensitivity setting Super control panel ip: [ISO] Menu MENU[W][ISO]  TIPS CANCEL AE BKT GO SELECT AE BKT 3F 0.7EV 3F 0.3EV 3F 1.0EV OFF Viewfinder The exposure value for the next shot is displayed during shooting. arge Normal OFF ISO s0029_e_00_0_unified.book Page 50 Monday, March 2, 2009 5:26 PM

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