Olympus E-600 manual

User manual for the Olympus E-600 in English. This PDF manual has 156 pages.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL Printed in China VN461401 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, the basic steps for shooting and playback, and the basic operations. Table of Contents P. 24 s0030_e_00_1_cover_7.fm 1 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時29分
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2 EN Camera Hot shoe gP. 77 Mode dial gP. 4 Mirror gP. 36 Lens release button gP. 12 Lens attachment mark gP. 12 Mount (Attach the lens after removing the body cap from the camera to prevent dust and dirt from entering the camera body.) Lens lock pin F (Exposure compensation) button gP. 49 Built-in flash gP. 75 # (Flash) button gP. 75 Strap eyelet gP. 10 Shutter button gP. 16, 36, 59 Strap eyelet gP. 10 SSWF indicator gP. 14, 122 Control dial (j) gP. 19, 34 Self-timer lamp gP. 61 Y/j (Self-timer/Sequential shooting) button gP. 60-61, 97 COPY/< (Copy/Print) button gP. 88, 109 White balance sensor gP. 104 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 2 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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3 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide LCD monitor gP. 8, 9, 37 Viewfinder gP. 6 D (Erase) button gP. 90 INFO (Information display) button gP. 21, 40, 83 MENU button gP. 22 q (Playback) button gP. 18, 80 AEL/AFL button gP. 36, 50, 95 0 (Protect) button gP. 89 i button gP. 21, 22 Arrow pad gP. 20, 22 Card cover gP. 13 CF card slot gP. 13 Eject button gP. 13 Multi-connector gP. 85, 110, 114 u (Live view) button gP. 35 Diopter adjustment dial gP. 14 Eyecup gP. 61 Tripod socket Battery compartment lock gP. 11 Battery compartment cover gP. 11 o (Image stabilizer) button gP. 62 < button gP. 95 P (AF target) button gP. 56 Connector cover Card access lamp gP. 13, 16, 115 ON/OFFswitch gP. 14 xD-Picture Card slot gP. 13 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 3 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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. 44) S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. (gP. 45) M Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. (gP. 46) 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 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 4 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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 i to display the scene menu. 2 Use fg 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 [YN+RAW]. • 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 CHILDREN 1 SET i h Icon Art filter j POP ART k SOFT FOCUS l PIN HOLE Types of art filters Icon Mode Icon Mode G CHILDREN @ DOCUMENTS H HIGH KEY s PANORAMA I LOW KEY ( FIREWORKS q DIS MODE g BEACH & SNOW r NATURE MACRO I UNDERWATER WIDE & CANDLE H UNDERWATER MACRO * SUNSET Types of scene modes s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 5 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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6 EN Viewfinder AF target gP. 56 Super FP flash gP. 78 Metering mode gP. 48 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Shooting mode gP. 4, 43-46 Number of storable sequential pictures gP. 60 Image stabilizer gP. 62 ISO sensitivity gP. 52 Battery check gP. 7 Flash gP. 75 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) AF confirmation mark gP. 16, 37, 59 Flash intensity control gP. 75 AE lock gP. 50 White balance (Displayed when set to a setting other than auto white balance.) gP. 66 Exposure level indicator gP. 46 Exposure compensation indicator gP. 49 Auto bracket gP. 50, 53, 69, 76 ISO sensitivity value gP. 52 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Spot metering area gP. 48 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 6 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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“Setting while looking at the super control panel” (P. 21) 250 F5.6 +2.0 2009. 09.01 FP BKT AF mall SuperFine OFF RC IS 2 Battery check Lit up (green) (ready for use) Lit up (green) (Battery is running low) Blinks (red) (charging required) Flash charging gP. 75 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation indicator gP. 49 Exposure level indicator gP. 46 Flash intensity control indicator gP. 75 Aperturevalue gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation value gP. 49 Exposure level gP. 46 Sharpness N gP. 70 Contrast J gP. 70 Saturation T gP. 70 Gradation z gP. 71 B&W filter x gP. 70 Picture tone y gP. 70 Shooting mode gP. 4, 43-46 Super FP flash h gP. 78 Noise reduction ml gP. 101 Auto bracket 0 gP. 50, 53, 69, 76 Arrow pad function ep gP. 97 RC mode m gP. 78 Image stabilizer HIt gP. 62 AF illuminator T gP. 93 Internal temperature warning m gP. 121 White balance gP. 66 White balance compensation gP. 67 ISO sensitivity gP. 52 Metering mode gP. 48 AF mode gP. 54 AF target gP. 56 Record mode gP. 64 Flash intensity control gP. 75 Number of storable still pictures gP. 133 Date gP. 15 Self-timer/Sequential shooting gP. 60-61 Card gP. 124 Picture mode gP. 70 The functions within this area can be set on the super control panel. Color space gP. 101 Flash mode gP. 72 Face detection gP. 38 My Mode gP. 96 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 7 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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. 35) Home position p gP. 58 RC mode q gP. 78 Super FP flash s gP. 78 Auto bracket t gP. 50, 53, 69, 76 AE lock u gP. 50 Live view AF mode po gP. 36 Image stabilizer vws gP. 62 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 AEL H-AF BKT FP RC HP WB WB AUTO AUTO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO L N N 38 38 2 IS IS Battery check gP. 7 Shooting mode gP. 4, 43-46 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation value gP. 49 Flash intensity control gP. 75 Internal temperature warning gP. 121 Face detection g gP. 38 Card gP. 124 AF target gP. 56 AF confirmation mark gP. 16, 37, 59 Flash gP. 75 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) Flash mode gP. 72 Metering mode gP. 48 White balance gP. 66 ISO sensitivity gP. 52 Record mode gP. 64 Histogram gP. 40 Sequential shooting gP. 60 Self-timer gP. 61 My Mode gP. 96 Spot metering area gP. 48 Number of storable still pictures gP. 133 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 8 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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. 83) x10 x10 100-0015 +2.0 +2.0 +2.0 +2.0 100 100 WBAUTO WBAUTO G±0 G±0 sRGB sRGB ±0.0 ±0.0 A±0 A±0 ±1.0 ±1.0 ISO ISO 45mm 45mm F5.6 F5.6 250 250 15 NATURAL NATURAL L N N [4032x3024,1/8] [4032x3024,1/8] x10 x10 2009.09.01 2009.09.01 21:56 21:56 100-0015 100-0015 15 15 L N N Battery check gP. 7 Card gP. 124 Print reservation Number of prints gP. 107 Protect gP. 89 Record mode gP. 64 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Shooting mode gP. 4, 43-46 Focal length gP. 126 (The focal length is displayed in 1 mm units.) ISO sensitivity gP. 52 Metering mode gP. 48 Date and time gP. 15 File number AF target gP. 56 Exposure compensation gP. 49 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Flash intensity control gP. 75 White balance compensation gP. 67 Picture mode gP. 70 Color space gP. 101 White balance gP. 66 Histogram gP. 83 Overall display Simplified display Frame number Selection check mark gP. 88, 89, 90 Pixel count, compression rate gP. 64 AF adjustment gP. 104 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 9 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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 PS-BLS1 (BLS-1) Lithium ion battery PS-BCS1 (BCS-1) Lithium ion charger USB cable Video cable • OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Eyepiece cover Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely. 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. Thread the strap as indicated by the arrows. 3 2 4 1 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 10 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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11 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Preparing the battery 2 3 1 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 and slide the battery compartment lock in the direction of E Press the battery lock to unlock the battery. Battery compartment lock Battery compartment cover Direction indicating mark Unloading the battery 2 Loading the battery Charging indicator Amber light: Charging in progress Blue light: Charging complete (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Amber blinking: Charging error W W • Be sure to turn off the camera when you open or close the battery compartment cover. • When using the camera, be sure to close the battery compartment cover. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 11 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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12 EN Attaching a lens to the camera 2 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 Body cap Lens cap 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 • Make sure the ON/OFF switch is set to OFF. • Do not press the lens release button. 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). Rear cap Lens attachment mark (Red) 1 2 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 12 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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13 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Loading the card 2 1 2 1 3 3 CompactFlash/Microdrive Open the card cover (1, 2). Insert the card until it is locked into place (3). Open the card cover (1, 2). Insert the card’s contact area into the slot as far as it can go (3). 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 xD-Picture Card Card access lamp Connector xD-Picture Card slot s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 13 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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14 EN Power on ON OFF SSWF 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 • To turn off the power, set the ON/OFF switch to OFF. 1 Set the camera’s ON/OFF switch to ON 2009. 09.01 AF arge Normal OFF AUTO INFO button Mode dial Set the mode dial to AUTO. SSWF indicator ON/OFF switch 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. LCD monitor Super control panel s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 14 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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15 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Setting the date/time ENG. W s ’--.--.-- --:-- SET BACK OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW 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 CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION SET N BACK Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 09 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME SET CANCEL 2009 09 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME SET CANCEL SET ’09.09.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 1 Press the MENU button 2 Use fg to select [d], then press i 3 Use fg to select [X], then press i 4 Use fg to select [Y], then press i 5 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set 6 Use fg 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 fghi • The menu screen is displayed on the LCD monitor. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 15 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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16 EN Shooting 250 F5.6 2009. 09.01 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 outputted. 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 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 16 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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, flash, and the white balance sensor. 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. 35) 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. 98), “SLEEP” (P. 98) • 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 I-AF s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 17 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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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×. Arrow pad Control dial ERASE YES NO BACK SET D 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 D button. Use fg to select [YES] and press the i button to erase. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 18 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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19 EN Basic operations Basic guide Basic operations There are three ways to operate this camera. Using the direct buttons to operate the camera gP. 20 You can make the function settings with the control dial and the direct buttons assigned to a function. Setting information is displayed in the viewfinder and on the super control panel while you are setting a function. This is useful for operating the camera while composing the subject in the viewfinder. 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 # + F j Super control panel i p: [w] Menu MENU [X] [w] Resetting the camera settings In P, A, S, and M mode, 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]. g“Resetting the camera settings” (P. 92) j Control dial Setting on the menu gP. 22 You can use the menu to set shooting and playback settings and customize camera functions. Setting while looking at the super control panel gP. 21 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. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 19 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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20 EN Using the direct buttons to operate the camera SELECT SET 1 Press the button for the function you want to set • The direct menu is displayed. e.g.) Setting Sequential/Self-timer shooting List of direct buttons No. Direct buttons Function Ref. page 1 Y/j Self-timer/Sequential shooting P. 60-61 2 # Sets flash mode P. 72 2+3 # + F Flash intensity control P. 75 3 F Exposure compensation P. 49 4 P AF target selection P. 56 5 o Sets image stabilizer P. 62 6 WB Sets white balance P. 66 7 AF Sets AF mode P. 54 8 ISO Sets ISO sensitivity P. 52 9 d Sets metering mode P. 48 3 8 2 1 4 5 6 7 j Control dial 9 Direct menu 2 Turn the control dial to change the setting • The function assigned to the button that was pressed remains selected for approximately 8 seconds. You can turn the control dial and set the function during that time. If no operations are performed for 8 seconds, the setting for that function is confirmed. g“BUTTON TIMER” (P. 96) s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 20 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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21 EN Basic operations Basic guide Setting while looking at the super control panel 1 Press the INFO button to display the super control panel • 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. 3 Use p to move the cursor to the function you want to set, and change the setting with the control dial For details on the functions that can be set with the super control panel, refer to “Super control panel” (gP. 7). 2009. 09.01 AF arge Normal OFF arge Normal OFF ISO Cursor lights Displays the selected function name arge Normal OFF METERING p Arrow pad i button INFO button 2 Press the i button 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. Direct menu METERING SELECT SET j Control dial s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 21 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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22 EN Setting on the menu 1 Press the MENU button to display the menu 3 Use fg to select a function and i to go to the setting screen 2 Use fg to select a tab, then press i For details on the functions that can be set with the menu, refer to “Menu directory” (gP. 135). Press the i button to confirm the setting The current setting is displayed CARD SETUP NORM CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION SET N BACK OFF ON RC MODE 0.0 BRACKETING 8 SET BACK OFF ON RC MODE 0.0 BRACKETING 8 SET BACK SET BACK OFF ON RC MODE 0.0 BRACKETING 8 0 0 0 0 +3 +2 +1 -1 -3 -2 p Arrow pad i button MENU button Operation guide Press the MENU button to go back one screen W Shooting Menu 1 X Shooting Menu 2 q Playback Menu d Setup Menu: Sets the basic functions of the camera. Function Tab i 4 Press the i button to confirm the setting • Press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the menu. j Control dial s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 22 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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23 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Press the MENU button to display the menu 2 Use fg to select the [d] tab, then press i 3 Use fg to select [c MENU DISPLAY], then press i 4 Use fg to select [ON], then press the i button Displaying the Custom Menu You can use the Custom Menu to customize the camera settings and operations to suit your personal preferences. The Custom Menu is added when [c MENU DISPLAY] in the Setup Menu is set to [ON]. For details of the Custom Menu, refer to “Customizing your camera” (gP. 93) SET ’09.09.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 ON cMENU DISPLAY SET BACK SET ’09.09.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s ON 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 The [c] tab is displayed. c Custom Menu: Customizes shooting functions. The settings on the Custom Menu are for customizing the camera to suit your personal preferences or needs. They are not suited to frequent changing. The initial menu is more than adequate for setting both simple and advanced shooting functions. Normally, there is no need to display the Custom Menu. i s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 23 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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24 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 Basic operations..........................................................................................................19 Basic operations..........................................................................................19 Using the direct buttons to operate the camera ..........................................20 Setting while looking at the super control panel..........................................21 Setting on the menu....................................................................................22 Activating live view ......................................................................................................35 Functions available during live view............................................................35 The live view mechanism............................................................................36 Taking a picture using live view...................................................................................36 AF operation during live view......................................................................38 Using the face detection function ................................................................................38 Taking a picture using manual focus...........................................................................39 Switching the information display ................................................................................40 Taking a picture while comparing the effect ................................................................41 Enlarged display operation..........................................................................................41 Panorama shooting .....................................................................................................42 Basic guide 2 Identifies the camera part names and describes the basic steps for shooting and playback. 1 Using live view 35 Functions and operations available only during live view will be explained. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 24 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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25 EN Program shooting ........................................................................................................43 Aperture priority shooting ............................................................................................44 Shutter priority shooting...............................................................................................45 Manual shooting ..........................................................................................................46 Bulb shooting...............................................................................................47 Preview function ..........................................................................................................47 Changing the metering mode ......................................................................................48 Exposure compensation ..............................................................................................49 AE lock ........................................................................................................................50 AE bracketing ..............................................................................................................50 ISO sensitivity setting ..................................................................................................52 ISO bracketing.............................................................................................................53 AF mode selection.......................................................................................................54 S-AF (single AF)..........................................................................................54 C-AF (continuous AF)..................................................................................55 MF (manual focus) ......................................................................................55 Simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode (S-AF+MF) ......................55 Simultaneous use of C-AF mode and MF mode (C-AF+MF) ......................56 AF target selection.......................................................................................................56 Registering an AF target mode ...................................................................58 Focus lock k If correct focus cannot be obtained ......................................................59 Sequential shooting .....................................................................................................60 Self-timer shooting.......................................................................................................61 Image stabilizer ...........................................................................................................62 Setting the beep sound................................................................................................63 Selecting the record mode...........................................................................................64 Recording formats.......................................................................................64 Selecting the record mode ..........................................................................65 Selecting the white balance.........................................................................................66 Setting the auto/preset/custom white balance.............................................67 WB compensation .......................................................................................67 Setting the one-touch white balance ...........................................................68 WB bracketing .............................................................................................................69 2 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. 3 Focusing and shooting functions 54 Describes the optimal focusing methods according to the subject and shooting conditions. 4 Record mode, white balance, and picture mode 64 Describes image adjustment functions specific to digital cameras. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 25 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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26 EN Picture mode ...............................................................................................................70 Gradation.....................................................................................................................71 Flash mode setting ......................................................................................................72 Built-in flash shooting ..................................................................................................75 Flash intensity control..................................................................................................75 Flash bracketing ..........................................................................................................76 External flash shooting ................................................................................................77 Shooting with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.................................................78 Using commercially available flashes..........................................................................79 Single-frame/Close-up playback..................................................................................80 Light box display..........................................................................................................81 Index display/Calendar display....................................................................................82 Information display ......................................................................................................83 Slideshow ....................................................................................................................84 Rotating images...........................................................................................................84 Playback on TV ...........................................................................................................85 Editing still images.......................................................................................................85 Image overlay..............................................................................................................87 Copying images...........................................................................................................88 Protecting images........................................................................................................89 Erasing images............................................................................................................90 Setup Menu .................................................................................................................91 X (Date/time setting)................................................................................91 W (Changing the display language) ......................................................91 s (Monitor brightness adjustment)...........................................................91 REC VIEW ..................................................................................................91 c MENU DISPLAY.....................................................................................91 FIRMWARE.................................................................................................92 Resetting the camera settings.....................................................................................92 R AF/MF .....................................................................................................................93 LIVE VIEW AF MODE.................................................................................93 AF ILLUMINAT............................................................................................93 5 Flash shooting 72 Describes how to shoot with the built-in flash and an external flash. 6 Playback functions 80 Describes the functions for image playback. 7 Setup functions 91 Describes the basic settings for using the camera. 8 Customizing your camera 93 Describes how to customize the camera’s settings. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 26 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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27 EN AF MODE....................................................................................................93 C-AF LOCK .................................................................................................93 AF AREA.....................................................................................................93 AF AREA POINTER....................................................................................93 AF SENSITIVITY.........................................................................................93 RESET LENS..............................................................................................93 BULB FOCUSING.......................................................................................94 FOCUS RING..............................................................................................94 S BUTTON/DIAL ........................................................................................................94 DIAL FUNCTION.........................................................................................94 DIAL DIRECTION........................................................................................94 AEL/AFL......................................................................................................95 AEL/AFL MEMO..........................................................................................95 ; FUNCTION...........................................................................................95 MY MODE SETUP ......................................................................................96 BUTTON TIMER .........................................................................................96 A........................................................................................................97 n FUNCTION ..........................................................................................97 j FUNCTION ...........................................................................................97 T RELEASE/j.........................................................................................................97 RLS PRIORITY S/RLS PRIORITY C ..........................................................97 O fps.......................................................................................................97 U DISP/PC .................................................................................................98 VIDEO OUT.................................................................................................98 SLEEP.........................................................................................................98 BACKLIT LCD (Backlight timer) ..................................................................98 4 h TIMER (Auto power off).........................................................................98 USB MODE .................................................................................................98 LIVE VIEW BOOST.....................................................................................99 g FACE DETECT ......................................................................................99 INFO SETTING ...........................................................................................99 V EXP/e/ISO ..........................................................................................................99 EV STEP .....................................................................................................99 METERING .................................................................................................99 AELMetering................................................................................................99 ISO ..............................................................................................................99 ISO STEP....................................................................................................99 ISO-AUTO SET.........................................................................................100 ISO-AUTO.................................................................................................100 BULB TIMER.............................................................................................100 ANTI-SHOCK ............................................................................................100 W # CUSTOM..........................................................................................................100 #X-SYNC. ................................................................................................100 #SLOW LIMIT..........................................................................................100 w+F .......................................................................................................100 AUTO POP UP..........................................................................................100 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 27 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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28 EN X K/COLOR/WB....................................................................................................101 NOISE REDUCT.......................................................................................101 NOISE FILTER..........................................................................................101 WB ............................................................................................................101 ALL >...................................................................................................101 COLOR SPACE ........................................................................................101 SHADING COMP......................................................................................102 K SET.....................................................................................................102 PIXEL COUNT ..........................................................................................102 Y RECORD/ERASE .................................................................................................102 QUICK ERASE..........................................................................................102 RAW+JPEG ERASE .................................................................................102 FILE NAME ...............................................................................................103 PRIORITY SET .........................................................................................103 dpi SETTING.............................................................................................103 r/p .....................................................................................................103 EDIT FILENAME.......................................................................................103 Z K UTILITY ..........................................................................................................104 PIXEL MAPPING ......................................................................................104 CLEANING MODE....................................................................................104 EXT. WB DETECT....................................................................................104 AF FOCUS ADJ. .......................................................................................104 EXPOSURE SHIFT...................................................................................106 f WARNING LEVEL.............................................................................106 CU/HI ...........................................................................................106 Print reservation (DPOF)...........................................................................................107 Print reservation........................................................................................107 Single-frame reservation...........................................................................107 All-frame reservation.................................................................................108 Resetting the print reservation data ..........................................................109 Direct printing (PictBridge).........................................................................................109 Connecting the camera to a printer...........................................................110 Easy printing .............................................................................................110 Custom printing.........................................................................................111 Flowchart...................................................................................................................113 Using the provided OLYMPUS Master software .......................................................113 What is OLYMPUS Master?......................................................................113 Connecting the camera to a computer ......................................................................114 Start up the OLYMPUS Master software...................................................................115 9 Printing 107 Describes how to print your pictures. 10 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 113 Describes how to transfer and store your camera images to a computer. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 28 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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29 EN Displaying camera images on a computer ................................................................115 Downloading and saving images...............................................................115 Disconnecting the camera from your computer.........................................115 Viewing still images ...................................................................................................116 Transferring images to your computer without using OLYMPUS Master ..................117 Shooting tips and information ....................................................................................118 Error codes ................................................................................................................120 Camera maintenance ................................................................................................122 Cleaning and storing the camera ..............................................................122 Cleaning mode k Removing dust ............................................................123 Pixel mapping k Checking the image processing functions ....................123 Card basics................................................................................................................124 Usable cards .............................................................................................124 Formatting the card ...................................................................................124 Battery and charger ...................................................................................................125 Using your charger abroad ........................................................................................125 Interchangeable lenses .............................................................................................126 ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses ..................................................126 ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications ..........................................................127 Program line diagram (P mode)................................................................................129 Flash synchronization and shutter speed ..................................................................129 Exposure warning display..........................................................................................130 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode ........................................................131 White balance color temperature...............................................................................132 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures ......................................133 Functions that can be registered with My Mode and Custom Reset Setting .............134 Menu directory...........................................................................................................135 Specifications ............................................................................................................140 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........................................................................................143 Index..........................................................................................................................150 11 Shooting tips and maintenance 118 Refer to this section for troubleshooting and camera maintenance information. 12 Information 124 Refer to this section for information on optional accessories, camera specifications, and other useful shooting information. s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 29 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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30 EN Quick reference Shooting Taking pictures with automatic settings Set the mode dial to AUTO and start taking pictures. P. 4 Correct focus cannot be obtained Use focus lock. P. 59 Select the AF target and take the picture. P. 56 The minimum shooting distance varies depending on the lens. Move to the minimum shooting distance of the lens from the subject and take a picture. P. 126 The camera may be having difficulty focusing on the subject with auto focus. Lock the focus at the position of the subject in advance or use MF to fix the distance of the focus. P. 55, P. 59, P. 119 It may be easier to focus, even in low light situations, when using the AF illuminator. P. 93 Focusing on one area Select the AF target and take the picture using the desired AF target. P. 56 Use MF. It may be helpful to focus while using live view with an enlarged image. P. 39, P. 41, P. 55 Set [AF SENSITIVITY] to [SMALL] and focus using a smaller area. P. 93 Taking pictures of nearby subjects Use macro lens for close-up shots. P. 126 Taking pictures while checking the results During live view, you can take a picture while checking the white balance, exposure compensation, picture mode, and other settings on the LCD monitor. P. 35 You can take a picture while using the live multi view display to compare the effect of white balance or exposure compensation. P. 41 You can use the preview function to check the depth of field at a selected aperture value. P. 47 You can use live view to check the set exposure conditions. P. 99 You can use [TEST PICTURE] to check the image on the LCD monitor without recording the image to a card. P. 96 Extending the useful life of the battery Pressing the shutter button halfway, playing back images, and using the live view function over a long period of time consumes considerable battery power. Limiting these actions will help extend the useful life of the battery. k Set [SLEEP] so that the camera enters sleep mode faster. P. 98 Set [BACKLIT LCD] so that the backlight turns off faster. P. 98 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 30 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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31 EN Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Reduce the pixel count and compression rate settings. P. 64, P. 102 You can insert two types of cards. P. 13, P. 124 Taking pictures in low light situations without using the flash Increase the ISO sensitivity. P. 52 Set the image stabilizer function. P. 62 Setting the camera to fire the flash automatically in low light situations Set the flash setting to [AUTO]. P. 72 When the mode dial is set to AUTO, the flash automatically pops up and fires in low light situations. P. 4, P. 75 Turning off auto firing of the flash Set the flash setting to [$]. P. 72 When [AUTO POP UP] is set to [OFF], the flash will not pop up automatically. P. 75, P. 100 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Take a picture while checking the histogram. P. 40 Take a picture while checking the shutter speed and aperture value displays. If either is blinking, the optimal exposure is not obtained. P. 43-45, P. 130 Set the gradation setting to [AUTO]. Subjects with areas of large contrast are adjusted automatically. P. 71 Adjust the exposure compensation. P. 49 Taking monotone pictures Set [PICTURE MODE] to [MONOTONE]. You can take monotone pictures in black and white, sepia tones, purplish tones, bluish tones, and greenish tones. P. 70 Recorded images can be edited into black-and-white or sepia-toned images. P. 85 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Set the gradation setting to [AUTO]. P. 71 Set the flash setting to [#] (fill-in flash) and take the picture. P. 72 Use spot metering to measure the exposure of the subject in the center of the picture. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, use AE lock to lock the exposure, and then change the composition and take the picture. P. 48, P. 50 Brightening a dark backlit image You can adjust the image using [SHADOW ADJ] of [JPEG EDIT]. P. 85 Taking pictures with a blurred background Use A (aperture priority) mode to decrease the aperture value as much as possible. You can blur the background more by shooting up close to the subject. P. 44 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Use the S (shutter priority) mode to take the picture. P. 45 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 31 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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32 EN Taking pictures with the correct color Set the white balance according to the light source. You can also make fine changes to the settings. P. 66 With WB bracket shooting, you can capture 3 to 9 images with different white balance settings for each picture taken. This enables you to take pictures with the desired white balance without having to make fine changes to the settings. P. 69 Taking pictures so that whites come out white and blacks come out black Set the spot metering for highlight or shadow control. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, use AE lock to lock the exposure, and then change the composition and take the picture. P. 48, P. 50 Adjust the exposure compensation. It may be helpful to use AE bracketing if you are not sure about the exposure compensation value. P. 49, P. 50 Set the scene mode to [HIGH KEY] or [LOW KEY] and take a picture. P. 5 Taking pictures without noise Set the ISO sensitivity to 200 or another low value. P. 52 Set [NOISE REDUCT.] to [AUTO] or [ON]. P. 101 When the ISO sensitivity is set to 1600 or another high value, set [NOISE FILTER] to [HIGH]. P. 101 Making the viewfinder easier to view Adjust the viewfinder’s diopter in accordance with your vision. P. 14 If the viewfinder is still difficult to view after adjusting the diopter or you want to use the viewfinder without eyeglasses, you can replace the viewfinder with the optional diopter compensation eyecup. k Optimizing the LCD monitor You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. P. 91 During live view, set [LIVE VIEW BOOST] to [ON] to make the subject easier to see without the exposure reflecting on the LCD monitor. P. 99 Reducing camera shake Set the image stabilizer function. P. 62 Hold the camera firmly when pressing the shutter button. When using a slow shutter speed, be sure to stabilize the camera by using a tripod or similar method. P. 17 Fire the flash regardless of the light conditions. P. 72 Set the scene mode to [DIS MODE]. P. 5 Increase the ISO sensitivity. When ISO is set to [AUTO], set the upper limit to a high value, such as 800, so that ISO automatically increases in low light situations. P. 52, P. 100 Using the self-timer can reduce camera shake that occurs when the shutter button is pressed. P. 61 Taking pictures while checking the level of the camera Display the ruled lines in live view. Compose the shot so that the subject and ruled lines are horizontally and vertically aligned. P. 40 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 32 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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33 EN Playback Displaying the image after the picture is taken Set [REC VIEW]. You can set the number of seconds that the image is displayed. P. 91 Displaying the image after the picture is taken and deleting unneeded images Set [REC VIEW] to [AUTO q]. After you take a picture, the camera switches to playback mode automatically, allowing you to delete the image. P. 91 Checking whether the subject is in focus Use close-up playback to check whether the subject is in focus. P. 80 Quickly searching for the desired image Use index display to search from a index of between 4 and 100 frames. P. 82 Use calendar display to search by the date the picture was taken. P. 82 Viewing images on a TV Use the video cable to play back recorded images on your TV. You can also view the images as a slideshow. P. 85 Comparing images You can use light box display to display two frames side- by-side. P. 81 You can play back another image without changing the magnification. P. 80 Settings Saving the settings You can register two camera settings in [CUSTOM RESET]. Even if the settings are changed, they can be returned to their registered settings by resetting the settings. P. 92 You can register up to two current camera settings in [MY MODE SETUP]. Assign My Mode to the < button so that you can easily use that function during shooting. P. 96 Changing the menu display language You can change the display language. P. 91 Not all the functions are reset to the factory default settings by [RESET] The following functions are not returned to the factory default settings by [RESET]. Use the menu to change the respective settings. You can check the default settings in the “Menu directory” (gP. 135). RESET1, RESET2 (Custom reset)/PICTURE MODE/ X/W/s/DIAL FUNCTION/DIAL DIRECTION/ MY MODE SETUP/VIDEO OUT/ISO-AUTO/WB/ dpi SETTING/r/p/EDIT FILENAME/ AF FOCUS ADJ./EXPOSURE SHIFT/ f WARNING LEVEL P. 92, P. 134 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 33 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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34 EN 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. 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 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 34 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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35 EN 1 Using live view 1 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 a 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. 36 • Taking a picture using focus lock gP. 37 • Taking a picture while adjusting the focus manually gP. 39 • Taking a picture while focusing on a face gP. 38 • 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 • Taking a picture while checking the effect of image stabilizer gP. 62 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. 99 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] * You can use AE lock when [LIVE VIEW AF MODE] is set to [IMAGER AF]. • When [IMAGER AF] is selected, you cannot use the AF illuminator. Activating live view u button s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 35 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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36 EN 1 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 the effects of exposure compensation or white balance on the LCD monitor. 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. 61) 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 the image pickup device is displayed on the LCD monitor. Taking a picture using live view Menu MENU [c] [R] [LIVE VIEW AF MODE] LIVE VIEW AF MODE Using the shutter button Focus lock Restrictions on use Halfway down All the way down IMAGER AF (factory default setting) AF operation using the imager Shooting Press the shutter button halfway. * Only possible with compatible lenses. 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 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 Viewfinder Image pickup device Shutter curtain Mirror Lens s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 36 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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37 EN 1 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]. Shooting while changing the angle of the LCD monitor You can change the angle of the LCD monitor on the camera. This enables you to shoot at an awkward angle while checking the subject’s composition on the LCD monitor. • Slowly rotate the LCD monitor within the moveable range. 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 270° s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 37 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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38 EN 1 Using live view AF operation during live view [IMAGER AF] When you press the shutter button halfway, AF is performed by the image pickup device. [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). [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. 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 < (The setting changes each time the button is pressed.) Super control panel i p [g FACE DETECT] Halfway down All the way down AF Sensor s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 38 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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39 EN 1 Using live view • In order to use the < button, [Fn FACE DETECT] needs to be set up in the menu in advance. g“; FUNCTION” (P. 95) • After setting [g FACE DETECT] to [ON] while using the < button, the following functions are automatically set to the best settings for taking pictures of people. 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. 54) 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) Menu MENU [c] [U] [g FACE DETECT] [ON] Function Setting Ref. page METERING e P. 48 GRADATION AUTO P. 71 LIVE VIEW AF MODE IMAGER AF P. 36 AF MODE S-AF P. 54 AF AREA b P. 56 Taking a picture using manual focus 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 L N N s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 39 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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40 EN 1 Using live view You can switch the information displayed on the monitor by pressing INFO button repeatedly. You can also switch the information displayed by turning the control dial while pressing the INFO button. To quickly switch to the frequently used display: j You can hide the information display for all modes except “Information display on”. g“INFO SETTING” (P. 99) How to read the histogram: j The following shows you how to read the histogram display easily. 1 If the graph has many peaks around here, the image will appear mostly black. 2 If the graph has many peaks around here, the image will appear mostly white. 3 The part indicated in green in the histogram shows the luminance distribution within the spot metering area. Switching the information display  TIPS 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 Scale display*1 Histogram display Zoom display (gP. 41) Image only SET WB/F +0.7 +0.7 +1.0 +1.0 0.0 0.0 +0.3 +0.3 Multi view display (gP. 41) *1 With [INFO SETTING] (gP. 99), you can also select [w] or [x] for the ruled line display. *2 1 2 3 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 40 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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41 EN 1 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 multi view display. g“Switching the information display” (P. 40) • The exposure compensation comparison screen is displayed. Press f to switch to the white balance comparison screen. Press fg to switch the screen. 2 Use hi 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 zoom 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 (5×/7×/10×). • Use p to scroll the frame even during magnification. • Pressing the i button will cancel the zoom display. • During zoom 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 zoom display. Taking a picture while comparing the effect Enlarged display operation SET 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 10x 10x i button s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 41 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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42 EN 1 Using live view You can enjoy panorama shooting easily using the OLYMPUS xD-Picture Card. Using OLYMPUS Master (provided CD-ROM) to join images 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. i : Joins the next image to the right. h : Joins the next image to the left. f : Joins the next image to the top. g : 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 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 42 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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43 EN 2 Exposure 2 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. 129) • The program shift setting will not be cancelled 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. 130). Program shooting  TIPS Super control panel Aperture value Shutter speed Viewfinder Shooting mode AF confirmation mark 250 F5.6 2009. 09.01 AF arge Normal OFF Viewfinder Program shift s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 43 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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44 EN 2 Exposure 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. 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. 47). To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 99) Shutter speed is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 130). Aperture priority shooting  TIPS When the aperture value (f-number) is decreased When the aperture value (f-number) is increased Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Aperture value Viewfinder Close the aperture (f-number is increased) s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 44 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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45 EN 2 Exposure 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 shutter speed depending on the type of effect you want. Set the mode dial to S and turn the control dial to set the shutter speed. 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. j When the shutter speed is slow, camera shake is more likely to occur. You can reduce camera shake by using the image stabilizer. g“Image stabilizer” (P. 62) To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 99) The aperture value is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 130). Shutter priority shooting  TIPS 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 Shutter speed Viewfinder Faster shutter speed s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 45 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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46 EN 2 Exposure 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. • The range of aperture values available varies with the lens type. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/4000 - 60 sec. or [BULB]. • In M mode the exposure level indicator will be displayed. 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, the entire indicator blinks. Noise in images While 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 REDUCT.” (P. 101) Manual shooting Aperture value: Turn the control dial while holding down the F button to set the value. Shutter speed: Turn the control dial to set the value. F button Underexposure Optimum exposure Overexposure 250 F5.6 -0.3 2009. 09.01 200 arge Normal OFF M Exposure level indicator s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 46 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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47 EN 2 Exposure The picture looks blurred: j The use of a monopod or tripod is recommended when taking a picture at slow shutter speed. j When the shutter speed is slow, camera shake is more likely to occur. You can reduce camera shake by using the image stabilizer. g“Image stabilizer” (P. 62) To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 99) 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. 94) 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. 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. 100) 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. 94) x Notes • The following functions are not available during bulb shooting. Sequential shooing/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing The viewfinder shows the focused area (depth of field) with the selected aperture value. For the preview function to work by pressing the < button, it is necessary to set the function of the < button on the menu beforehand. g“; FUNCTION” (P. 95) Press the < button to use the preview function. • When [; FUNCTION] is assigned to [LIVE PREVIEW], pressing the < button automatically switches the camera to live view for a preview of the picture on the monitor.  TIPS  TIPS Preview function < button s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 47 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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48 EN 2 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 G 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. H 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. I 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. IJ 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. IK 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 Direct button G j Super control panel i p: [METERING] Menu MENU [c] [V] [METERING] Viewfinder G : Digital ESP metering H : Center weighted averaging metering I : Spot metering IJ : Spot metering - highlight control IK : Spot metering - shadow control i button G button MENU button j METERING SELECT SET : Metering area s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 48 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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49 EN 2 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 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, the indicator will blink in the viewfinder. A red vw is displayed on the left and right edges of the indicator on the super control panel. To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 99) 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. 94) x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M and s modes. Exposure compensation Direct button F + j  TIPS -2.0EV ±0 +2.0EV Adjust toward – Adjust toward + j F button s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 49 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分
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50 EN 2 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 cancelled when the AEL/AFL button is released. g“AEL/AFL MEMO” (P. 95) If you find it difficult to press the AEL/AFL button and shutter button at the same time: j You can switch the functions of the AEL/AFL button and the < button. g“A” (P. 97) 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. 99) 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. 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 s0030_e_00_0_unified.book 50 ページ 2009年7月3日 金曜日 午後4時11分

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