E-M1

Olympus E-M1 manual

E-M1

User manual for the Olympus E-M1 in English. This PDF manual has 165 pages.

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Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparing the camera and flow of operations 2. Shooting using the viewfinder 3. Shooting using live view 4. Viewing photographs and movies 5. Basic operations 6. Using shooting options 7. Menu functions 8. Printing pictures 9. Connecting the camera to a computer and a smartphone 10. Battery, battery charger, and card 11. Interchangeable lenses 12. Using separately sold accessories 13. Information 14. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA
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2 EN  This notice concerns the supplied flash unit and is chiefly directed to users in North America. Information for Your Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your photographic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: • Read and understand all instructions before using. • Close supervision is necessary when any flash is used by or near children. Do not leave flash unattended while in use. • Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts. • Do not operate if the flash has been dropped or damaged - until it has been examined by qualified service personnel. • Let flash cool completely before putting away. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse this flash in water or other liquids. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this flash, but take it to qualified service personnel when service or repair work is required. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the flash is used subsequently. • The use of an accessory attachment not recommended by the manufacturer may cause a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. # Cautions Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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3 EN Table of Contents Quick task index 7 Unpack the box contents.............9 Preparing the camera and flow of operations 10 Names of parts ...........................10 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................12 Inserting and removing cards...13 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................14 Attaching the flash unit .............15 Power on .....................................16 Setting the date/time..................17 Setting the shooting mode........18 Selecting a shooting method ....19 Shooting using the viewfinder 20 Shooting......................................20 Shooting still pictures................20 Recording movies.....................22 Setting shooting functions........23 Using the Multi-function button........................................23 Using the super control panel...24 Shooting using live view 25 Shooting......................................25 Shooting still pictures................25 Recording movies.....................26 Using the touch screen..............27 Selecting a focusing method ....27 Using the wireless LAN function.....................................27 Setting shooting functions........28 Using live guides ......................28 Using live control .......................30 Viewing photographs and movies 31 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................31 Index display/Calendar display ......................................31 Viewing still images ..................32 Watching movies ......................32 Volume......................................32 Protecting images.....................32 Erasing images.........................33 Selecting images ......................33 Using the touch screen..............34 Selecting and protecting images......................................34 Basic operations 35 Information displays while shooting ......................................35 Viewfinder display when shooting using the viewfinder..................35 Monitor display when shooting using live view ..........................36 Switching the information display ......................................37 Using the shooting modes ........38 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode)....................38 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......39 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........40 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........41 Table of Contents
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4 EN Table of Contents Using movie mode (n)............42 Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect]............................42 Using art filters..........................44 Shooting in scene mode...........45 Using PHOTO STORY .............47 Commonly used shooting options ........................................49 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........49 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............49 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................49 Using a flash (flash photography)...................50 Choosing a focus target (AF Area) ..................................52 Setting the AF target.................52 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF.............................................53 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF..........54 Sequential shooting/using the self timer...................................55 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................56 ISO sensitivity...........................57 Controlling color (Color Creator)..........................58 HDR photography.....................59 Information display during playback......................................60 Playback image information .....60 Switching the information display ......................................60 Changing the playback information display method.......61 Sharing images over Wi-Fi connection (Share Order).........62 Manipulating playback images......................................63 Using shooting options 66 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................66 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................68 Adding effects to a movie .........69 Setting the image aspect..........69 Image quality (record mode).....70 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............71 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................72 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................73 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)...................74 Menu functions 75 Basic menu operations..............75 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................76 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................76 Restoring default settings (Reset/Myset) ...........................77 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................78 Image quality (K)...................79 Setting the self timer (j/Y)...79 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)......80 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)..................................82 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (time lapse shooting)...................................83 Wireless remote control flash photography..............................84 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............84 HDR photography.....................84
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5 EN Table of Contents Using the playback menu..........85 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................85 Editing still images....................85 Canceling all protections ..........87 Using the Smartphone connection option (Connection to Smartphone).........................87 Using the setup menu................88 X (Date/time setting) ...............88 W (Changing the display language)..................................88 i (Monitor brightness adjustment)...............................88 Rec View ..................................88 Wi-Fi Settings ...........................88 c/# Menu Display..................88 Firmware...................................88 Setting up a wireless LAN connection (Wi-Fi Settings) ......89 Using the custom menus...........90 R AF/MF ..................................90 S Button/Dial/Lever .................91 T Release/j .........................91 U Disp/8/PC..........................92 V Exp/p/ISO..........................93 W # Custom............................94 X K/Color/WB.......................95 Y Record/Erase.......................96 Z Movie ...................................97 b Built-In EVF..........................97 k K Utility..............................98 AEL/AFL ...................................98 MF Assist..................................99 Button Function ........................99 t Lever Function.................101 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................101 Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) .................................103 Adding information displays (G/Info Settings)...................105 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically [# X-Sync.] [# Slow Limit].........................106 AF focus adjustments.............107 Using the accessory port menus........................................108 Before using the accessory port menus.....................................108 Using OLYMPUS PENPAL.....109 A OLYMPUS PENPAL Share......................................110 B OLYMPUS PENPAL Album ..................................... 111 C Electronic Viewfinder ......... 111 Printing pictures 112 Print reservation (DPOF) .........112 Creating a print order..............112 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order ...112 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....113 Easy printing...........................114 Custom printing ......................114 Connecting the camera to a computer and a smartphone 116 Installing the PC software .......116 Copying pictures to a computer without OLYMPUS Viewer 3.....118 Using the camera wireless LAN function.............................119 Things you can do with OI.Share.....................................121
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6 EN Table of Contents Battery, battery charger, and card 122 Battery and charger .................122 Using an optional AC adapter....122 Using your charger abroad .....122 Usable cards.............................123 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................124 Interchangeable lenses 125 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications..........................125 Using separately sold accessories 129 Power Battery Holder (HLD-7) ......................................129 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........130 Wireless remote control flash photography............................131 Other external flash units........132 Principal Accessories..............133 System chart.............................134 Information 136 Shooting tips and information................................136 Error codes ...............................138 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................140 Cleaning the camera ..............140 Storage...................................140 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device...............140 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....141 Menu directory..........................142 Specifications...........................148 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 151 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........151 Index 161
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7 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 18 Easy photography with special effects Art filter (ART) 44 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 69 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene mode (SCN) 45 Pro-level photography made simple Live Guide 28 Adjusting the brightness of a photograph Exposure compensation 49 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 28 Aperture priority shooting 39 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 28 Shutter priority shooting 40 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 56 One-touch white balance 57 Processing pictures to match the subject/ Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 68 Art filter (ART) 44 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Using the touch screen 27 AF Area 52 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 54 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 54 Recomposing photographs after focusing C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 73 Turning off the beep speaker 8 (Beep sound) 93 Taking photos without the flash ISO/DIS Mode 57/45 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer 66 Anti-Shock z 94 Self-timer 55 Remote cable 133 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 50 Gradation (Picture Mode) 78 Photographing fireworks Bulb/time photography 41 Scene mode (SCN) 45 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 93 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 78 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 37/49 Highlight&Shadow Control 49 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 88 Live View Boost 92 Quick task index
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8 EN Quick task index Checking set effect before taking a picture Preview function 100 Test Picture 100 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 37 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 92 Zooming in on photos to check focus Autoq (Rec View) 88 Self-portraits Self-timer 55 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 55 Extending the useful life of the battery Sleep 93 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 70 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI/Video Out 92 Playback on TV 101 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 65 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 86 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 86 Printing made easy Direct printing 113 Commercial prints Creating a print order 112 Simple photo sharing Share Order 62 Using the camera wireless LAN function 119 OLYMPUS PENPAL 109 Connection to Smartphone 87 Camera Settings g Restoring default settings Reset 77 Saving the settings Myset 77 Changing the menu display language W 88
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9 EN Unpack the box contents 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 USB cable CB-USB6 • Flash case • Computer software CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Flash FL-LM2 Lithium ion battery BLN-1 Lithium ion charger BCN-1 Attaching the strap 1 Thread the strap in the direction of the arrows. 4 3 2 1 2 Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely. 5 • Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet in the same way.
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10 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 1 Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 a b c d f g h i j k l n o m e 1 Mode dial lock.................................P. 18 2 Rear dial*1 (o) .......................P. 23, 38–41, 56, 58, 105 3 Fn2 button ................................P. 23, 49 4 H/R (Movie) button........P. 33/P. 22, 99 5 Front dial*1 (r) .................P. 31, 38–41 6 Shutter button .................................P. 21 7 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 55/P. 91 8 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 14 9 Y (One-touch white balance) button ........................................................P. 57 0 Z (Preview) button .........................P. 39 a Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) b Mode dial ........................................P. 18 c Stereo microphone .............P. 64, 74, 87 d ON/OFF lever ................................P. 16 e AFm (AF/Metering mode) button (#/w settings*2 )..........P. 50, 71, 72, 73 f jYHDR (Sequential shooting/Self- timer/HDR) button (Bracket settings*2 ) .............P. 55, 37, 80 g External flash connector ...............P. 132 h Microphone connector cover i Strap eyelet.......................................P. 9 j Connector cover k Lens release button ........................P. 14 l Lens lock pin m Microphone connector (Third-party commercial microphones can be used. l3.5 stereo mini-plug) n HDMI connector (Type D).............P. 101 o Multi-connector ............. P. 101, 113, 116 *1 In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial. *2 When the lever is set to 2 Preparing the camera and flow of operations
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11 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 1 7 5 4 8 0 9 a f b c e d g h 6 3 2 i j k l m n 1 Accessory port..............................P. 108 2 Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 20 3 u (LV) button..............................P. 19 4 Monitor (Touch screen) ................................P. 16, 27, 34, 36, 60 5 Viewfinder ..........................P. 19, 20, 39 6 Eye sensor 7 Eyecup..........................................P. 133 8 Hot shoe .......................................P. 130 9 AEL/AFL button..................P. 32, 49, 98 0 Lever..................................P. 38–41, 91 a INFO button.............................P. 37, 60 b Fn1 button ......................................P. 52 c Q button ..................................P. 30, 75 d Arrow pad*......................................P. 31 e MENU button.................................P. 75 f q (Playback) button................P. 31, 61 g Speaker h  (Erase) button ............................P. 33 i Tripod socket j PBH cover.....................................P. 129 k Battery compartment cover.............P. 12 l Battery compartment lock...............P. 12 m Card slot cover................................P. 13 n Card slot .........................................P. 13 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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12 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charging the battery. Charging indicator BCN-1 Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Up to approximately 4 hours) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet AC cable Lithium ion battery Lithium ion charger Direction indicating mark () Charging indicator # Cautions • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 2 Loading the battery. 3 2 1 Battery compartment lock Battery compartment cover Direction indicating mark 3 Closing the battery cover. Removing the battery Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery compartment cover. To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. # Cautions • Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. $ Notes • It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Also read “Battery, battery charger, and card” (P. 122).
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13 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Inserting and removing cards 1 Loading the card. • Open the card slot cover. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 123) # Cautions • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the card. 3 2 1 2 Closing the card slot cover. • Close firmly until you hear a click. # Cautions • Be sure the card slot cover is closed before using the camera. Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. # Cautions • Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 36) is displayed. Eye-Fi Cards Read “Usable cards” (P. 123) before use.
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14 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Attach a lens to the camera. 1 2 Rear cap 2 1 • 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. • Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it clicks. # Cautions • Make sure the camera is turned off. • Do not press the lens release button. • Do not touch internal portions of the camera. 2 Remove the lens cap. 2 1 1 Using lenses with an UNLOCK switch Retractable lenses with an UNLOCK switch cannot be used while retracted. Turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (1) to extend the lens (2). To store, turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (4) while sliding the UNLOCK switch (3). 4 1 2 3 Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release button, rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow. 2 1 Lens release button Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 125).
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15 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Attaching the flash unit 1 Remove the terminal cover from the flash unit and attach the flash to the camera. • Slide the flash unit all the way in, stopping when it contacts the back of the shoe and is securely in place. 2 3 1 2 1 UNLOCK switch 2 To use the flash, raise the flash head. • Lower the flash head when the flash is not in use. # Cautions • When not using the accessory port, be sure to attach the cover. Removing the Flash Unit Press the UNLOCK switch while removing the flash unit. 2 1 UNLOCK switch
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16 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Power on 1 Move the ON/OFF lever to the ON position to turn on the camera. • When the camera is turned on, the monitor will turn on. • To turn off the camera, return the lever to the OFF position.  ON/OFF lever   Monitor Battery level ; (green): Camera ready to shoot. : (green): Low battery ] (blinks red): Charge the battery. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 R R Wi-Fi 2013.10.01 12:30 Using the monitor 2 1 You can adjust the angle of the monitor. Camera sleep operation If no operations are performed for a minute, the camera enters “sleep” (stand-by) mode to turn off the monitor and to cancel all actions. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). The camera will turn off automatically if left in sleep mode for 4 hours. Turn the camera on again before use.
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17 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Setting the date/time 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. 1 Display the menus. • Press the MENU button to display the menus. MENU button h 4:3 D 1 2 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set Digital Tele-converter Off 2 Select [X] in the [d] (setup) tab. • Use FG on the arrow pad to select [d] and press I. • Select [X] and press I. --.--.-- --:-- X W j±0 k±0 2 1 Setup Menu English 0.5sec Wi-Fi Settings c/# Menu Display Firmware Rec View Back Set [d] tab 3 Set the date and time. • Use HI to select items. • Use FG to change the selected item. • Use FG to select the date format. X 2013 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. • Press Q to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. • Press the MENU button to exit the menus.
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18 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Setting the shooting mode Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode. A A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the current scene. The camera does all the work, which is convenient for beginners. P Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. A You control aperture. You can sharpen or soften background details. S You control shutter speed. You can express the motion of moving subjects, or freeze motion without any blur. M You control aperture and shutter speed. You can shoot with long exposures for fireworks or other dark scenes. ART Select an art filter. SCN Select a scene according to the subject. J You can shoot a PHOTO STORY. Shoot with selected PHOTO STORY type. n Shoot movies using shutter speed and aperture effects and movie special effects. First, try taking photographs in full auto mode. 1 Press the mode dial lock to release the lock and set the mode dial to A. • When the mode dial lock has been pressed down, the mode dial is locked. Each time you press the mode dial lock, it switches between locked/released. Mode dial lock   Monitor 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 R R Wi-Fi 2013.10.01 12:30 Number of storable still pictures Available recording time ISO sensitivity Shutter speed Aperture value Indicator Mode icon
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19 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Selecting a shooting method With this camera, you can select between two shooting methods: Shooting using the viewfinder and shooting using live view with the monitor. Press the u button to switch between shooting methods. In addition, you can set various shooting functions using the super control panel, live control, and LV super control panel, depending on the shooting method. Shooting using the viewfinder  Monitor Lights up when you move your eye away from the viewfinder. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 2013.10.01 12:30 R R Wi-Fi 0.0 0.0 Super control panel Q Cursor 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 ISO When setting shooting functions, if you press the Q button, a cursor will appear on the super control panel. Touch the function you want to set. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 WB Shooting using live view  Monitor 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi j 0.0 0.0 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Live view display Q WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD F When setting shooting functions, if you press the Q button, live control will be displayed and you can select a function by turning the rear dial. u button  Viewfinder Automatically lights up when your eye moves close. When the viewfinder is lit up, the monitor turns off. 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 Q AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD F If you press the Q button while the viewfinder is lit up, Live Control will be displayed in the viewfinder. (During A mode, a live guide is displayed.)
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20 EN Shooting using the viewfi nder 2 2 Shooting Each time you press the u button, you can switch between shooting with the viewfinder and shooting with live view. When shooting with the viewfinder, the super control panel will be displayed on the monitor. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 R R Wi-Fi 2013.10.01 12:30 u button Viewfinder Super control panel If the display in the viewfinder looks blurry Look through the viewfinder and rotate the diopter adjustment dial until the display is in sharp focus. Shooting still pictures 1 Set up the camera and decide on the composition. • The viewfinder turns on and the monitor turns off automatically when you put your eye to the viewfinder. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens. Horizontal grip Vertical grip Shooting using the viewfinder
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21 EN Shooting using the viewfi nder 2 2 Lightly press the shutter button down to the first position. (Press halfway.) • The AF confirmation mark (() will be displayed, and a green frame (AF target) will be displayed in the focus location. 250 F5.6 e e 01:02:03 1023 ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 Press the shutter button halfway. AF confirmation mark Shutter speed Aperture value AF target • The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 136) 3 Press the shutter button again to take a picture. (Press all the way down.) • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. Pressing the shutter button halfway and all the way down The shutter button has two positions. The act of lightly pressing the shutter button to the first position and holding it there is called “pressing the shutter button halfway,” that of pressing it all the way down to the second position “pressing the shutter button all (or the rest of) the way down.” Press halfway Press the rest of the way down # Cautions • You can change the viewfinder display style. In this manual, [Style 1] is used. • If the angle of the monitor has been changed, the viewfinder will not light up automatically. • If you press and hold down the u button, a menu is displayed that allows you to change the settings for automatically lighting up the viewfinder.
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22 EN Shooting using the viewfi nder 2 Recording movies You can record movies in all shooting modes except J (PHOTO STORY). First, try recording in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. • The image being shot is displayed on the monitor. • If you look through the viewfinder, the image being recorded will be displayed. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording (P. 27). R button 3 Press the R button again to end recording. • When shooting is complete, the super control panel will be displayed on the monitor. 00:02:18 00:02:18 R R Displayed during recording Recording time # Cautions • When using a camera with a CMOS image sensor, moving objects may appear distorted due to the rolling shutter phenomenon. This is a physical phenomenon whereby distortion occurs in the filmed image when shooting a fast-moving subject or due to camera shaking. In particular, this phenomenon becomes more noticeable when using a long focal length. • If the camera is used for extended periods, the temperature of the image pickup device will rise and noise and colored fog may appear in images. Turn off the camera for a short time. Noise and colored fog may also appear in images recorded at high ISO sensitivity settings. If the temperature rises further, the camera will turn off automatically. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the AF will not operate while recording movies.  Taking photographs during movie recording • Press the shutter button during movie recording to pause movie recording and take a photograph. Movie recording restarts after the photograph is taken. Press the R button to end recording. Three files will be recorded to the memory card: the movie footage preceding the photograph, the photograph itself, and the movie footage following the photograph. • Only one photograph can be taken at a time during movie recording; the self-timer and flash cannot be used. # Cautions • Image size and quality for photographs are independent of movie frame size. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. • The R button cannot be used to record movies in the following instances: Multiple exposure (still photography also ends.)/shutter button pressed halfway/during bulb or time photography/sequential shooting/Panorama/SCN mode (e-Portrait, Hand- Held Starlight, 3D)/time lapse shooting
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23 EN Shooting using the viewfi nder 2 Setting shooting functions Using the Multi-function button When framing pictures in the viewfinder, you can adjust settings quickly using the multi-function button. At default settings, the Fn2 button is assigned the role of the multi-function button.  Choosing a function 1 Press and hold the Fn2 button and rotate the dial. • The menus are displayed. 2 Keep rotating the dial to select the desired function. • Release the button when the desired function is selected.  Using multifunction options Press the Fn2 button. An option selection dialog will be displayed. [a] assigned to Fn2 button Zoom AF Zoom frame AF Shooting display Fn2 Fn2 250 F5.6 e e 01:02:03 1023 ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 250 F5.6 e e 01:02:03 1023 ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 250 F5.6 e e 01:02:03 1023 ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 Press and hold Q/Fn2 Highlight and shadow control options SHADOW HI LIGHT 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 P 4:3 Aspect ratio options Color Creator option Fn2 Other option assigned to Fn2 button Function Front dial (r) Rear dial (o) b (Highlight and shadow control) (P.49) Highlight control Shadow control c (Color Creator) (P.58) Hue Saturation a (Zoom frame AF/zoom AF) (P.54) Zoom frame AF: Exposure compensation Zoom AF: Zoom in or out d (Image Aspect) (P.69) Select an option
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24 EN Shooting using the viewfi nder 2 Using the super control panel When shooting using the viewfinder, the super control panel will be displayed on the monitor. Set your main shooting functions using the super control panel. Super control panel display 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 ISO +2.0 +2.0 R R 2 5 3 4 1 6 7 8 9 a 0 c d f e b Settings that can be modified using the super control panel 1 Currently selected option 2 ISO sensitivity.................................P. 57 3 Flash mode.....................................P. 50 4 Flash intensity control.....................P. 71 5 Sequential shooting/self-timer ........P. 55 6 White balance.................................P. 56 White balance compensation 7 Picture mode...................................P. 68 8 Sharpness N..................................P. 78 Contrast J .....................................P. 78 Saturation T .................................P. 78 Gradation z...................................P. 78 B&W Filter x .................................P. 78 Picture tone y ...............................P. 79 9 Color space.....................................P. 95 0 Button function assignment ......P. 91, 99 a Face priority....................................P. 53 b Metering mode................................P. 72 c Aspect ratio.....................................P. 69 d Record mode ..................................P. 70 e AF mode .........................................P. 73 AF target.........................................P. 52 f Image stabilizer...............................P. 66 # Cautions • Not displayed in SCN, J, or n modes. 1 Press the Q button. • The cursor appears. 2 Touch the function you wish to set. • The cursor appears over the function you touched. 3 Turn the front dial and select a setting value. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 ISO Cursor $ Notes • You can display menus for each function by selecting a function and pressing Q.
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25 EN Shooting using live view 3 3 Shooting You can switch between shooting using the viewfinder and shooting using live view by pressing the u button. When shooting using live view, the subject is displayed on the monitor. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi R R u button Monitor Shooting still pictures 1 Set up the camera and decide on the composition. • Be careful not to cover the lens with a finger or the camera strap. 2 Touch the area of the subject you want to focus on. • The camera focuses on the area you touched and automatically takes a photograph. • The recorded image is displayed on the monitor. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi R R $ Notes • You can also use the shutter button to take a photograph, just as you would when shooting using the viewfinder. • You can also press the shutter button after the camera focuses on the area you touched to take a photograph. g “Using the touch screen” (P. 27) Shooting using live view
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26 EN Shooting using live view 3 Recording movies You can record movies in all shooting modes except J (PHOTO STORY). First, try recording in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording (P. 27). R button 3 Press the R button again to end recording. 00:02:18 00:02:18 R R Displayed during recording Recording time # Cautions • When using a camera with a CMOS image sensor, moving objects may appear distorted due to the rolling shutter phenomenon. This is a physical phenomenon whereby distortion occurs in the filmed image when shooting a fast-moving subject or due to camera shaking. In particular, this phenomenon becomes more noticeable when using a long focal length. • If the camera is used for extended periods, the temperature of the image pickup device will rise and noise and colored fog may appear in images. Turn off the camera for a short time. Noise and colored fog may also appear in images recorded at high ISO sensitivity settings. If the temperature rises further, the camera will turn off automatically. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the AF will not operate while recording movies.  Taking photographs during movie recording • Press the shutter button during movie recording to pause movie recording and take a photograph. Movie recording restarts after the photograph is taken. Press the R button to end recording. Three files will be recorded to the memory card: the movie footage preceding the photograph, the photograph itself, and the movie footage following the photograph. • Only one photograph can be taken at a time during movie recording; the self-timer and flash cannot be used. # Cautions • Image size and quality for photographs are independent of movie frame size. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. • The R button cannot be used to record movies in the following instances: Multiple exposure (still photography also ends.)/shutter button pressed halfway/during bulb or time photography/sequential shooting/Panorama/SCN mode (e-Portrait, Hand- Held Starlight, 3D)/time lapse shooting
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27 EN Shooting using live view 3 Using the touch screen When shooting using live view, touch panel functions can be used. Selecting a focusing method You can focus and shoot by tapping the monitor. Tap T to cycle through touch screen settings. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 ISO-A 200 R R Wi-Fi U Touch screen operations disabled. T Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This function is not available in n mode. V Tap to display an AF target and focus on the subject in the selected area. You can use the touch screen to choose the position and size of the focus frame. Photographs can be taken by pressing the shutter button.  Previewing Your Subject (V) 1 Tap the subject in the display. • An AF target will be displayed. • Use the slider to choose the size of the frame. 14 14 10 10 7 7 5x 5x 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 2 Use the slider to choose the size of the target frame, and then tap Y to zoom in on the subject of the target frame. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap Z to cancel the zoom display. # Cautions • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the range within which auto focus is possible decreases. If you touch the screen outside of the possible range, the camera shoots without using AF. Using the wireless LAN function You can connect the camera to a smartphone and control the camera over Wi-Fi. To use this function, you must have the relevant app installed on the smartphone. g “Using the camera wireless LAN function” (P. 119), “Things you can do with OI.Share” (P. 121) 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 Wi-Fi ISO-A 200 R R Wi-Fi
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28 EN Shooting using live view 3 Setting shooting functions Using live guides Live guides are available in iAUTO (A) mode. While iAUTO is a full auto mode, live guides make it easy to access a variety of advanced photographic techniques. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Touch the tab to display live guides. • Select a guide item and touch it to set that item. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi R R Tab Change Color Saturation Cancel Guide item 3 Use your finger to position the sliders. • Tap a to enter the setting. • To cancel the live guide setting, tap k on the screen. • If [Shooting Tips] is selected, highlight an item and press Q to view a description. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Cancel Set Level bar/selection 4 Shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. $ Notes • Live guides can also be used when shooting using the viewfinder. When shooting using the viewfinder, settings are made using the dial and buttons. If you press the Q button, the live guide is displayed, and the rear dial is used to select items and operate the sliders.
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29 EN Shooting using live view 3 # Cautions • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. • Live guide settings are not applied to the RAW copy. • Pictures may appear grainy at some live guide setting levels. • Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. • Frame rates drop when [Blurred Motion] is selected. • The flash cannot be used with the live guide. • Changes to live guide options cancel previous changes. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over or underexposed.
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30 EN Shooting using live view 3 Using live control When shooting using live view, live control can be used to set functions in P, A, S, M, n, and J modes. Using live control allows you to preview the effects of different settings in the monitor. WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD F Settings Functions  Available settings Image stabilizer ....................................P. 66 Picture mode ........................................P. 68 Scene mode .........................................P. 45 Art filter mode .......................................P. 44 n mode...............................................P. 69 White balance.......................................P. 56 Sequential shooting/self-timer ..............P. 55 Aspect ratio...........................................P. 69 Record mode........................................P. 70 Flash mode...........................................P. 50 Flash intensity control...........................P. 71 Metering mode......................................P. 72 AF mode...............................................P. 73 ISO sensitivity.......................................P. 57 Face priority..........................................P. 53 Movie sound record..............................P. 74 1 Press Q to display the live control. • To hide the live control, press Q again. 2 Use the rear dial to select the settings, use the front dial to change the selected setting, and press Q. • The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD F Cursor Displays the selected function name Cursor Arrow pad Arrow pad # Cautions • Some items are not available in some shooting modes. $ Notes • Live control can also be used when shooting using the viewfinder. If you press the Q button during viewfinder display, live control will be displayed in the viewfinder. If the viewfinder is switched off while shooting is in progress, live control will also be canceled.
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31 EN Viewing photographs and movies 4 4 Viewing photographs and movies 1 Press the q button. • Your most recent photograph or movie will be displayed. • Select the desired photograph or movie using the front dial or arrow pad. HI Front dial Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame q button 2013.10.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 2013.10.01 12:30 4 100-0004 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P HD Still image Movie Index display/Calendar display • To start index playback, turn the rear dial to G during single-frame playback. To start calendar playback, turn the dial a little further. • Turn the rear dial to a to return to single-frame playback. q p q p 2013.10.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Index display 2013.10.01 12:30 21 Calendar display 2013.10 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Viewing photographs and movies Q
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32 EN Viewing photographs and movies 4 Viewing still images Close-up playback In single-frame playback, turn the rear dial to a to zoom in. Turn to G to return to single- frame playback. 2x 2013.10.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Rear dial Watching movies Select a movie and press the Q button to display the playback menu. Select [Movie Play] and press the Q button to begin playback. To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. m Movie Back Movie Play Erase Set Share Order Volume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single- frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 Protecting images Protect images from accidental deletion. Display an image you wish to protect and press the AEL/AFL button; a 0 (protect) icon will appear on the image. Press the AEL/AFL button again to remove protection. You can also protect multiple selected images. 2013.10.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 4:3 0 (protect) icon # Cautions • Formatting the card erases all images even if they have been protected.
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33 EN Viewing photographs and movies 4 Erasing images Display an image you want to delete and press the  button. Select [Yes] and press the Q button.  button Erase Back Yes No Set Selecting images Select the image. You can also select multiple images for protection or deletion. Press the H button to select an image; a v icon will appear on the image. Press the H button again to cancel the selection. Press Q to display the delete or protect selection menu. 2013.10.01 12:30 21
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34 EN Viewing photographs and movies 4 Using the touch screen You can use the touch panel to manipulate images.  Full-frame playback Viewing additional images • Slide your finger to the left to view later frames, right to scroll view earlier frames. Playback zoom • Slide the bar up or down to zoom in or out. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap P to display index playback. Tap Q again for calendar playback.  Index/Calendar Playback Page ahead/Page back • Slide your finger up to view the next page, down to view the previous page. • Use Q or R to choose the number of images displayed. • Tap R several times to return to single-frame playback. S Viewing images • Tap an image to view it full frame. Selecting and protecting images In single-frame playback, lightly touch the screen to display the touch menu. You can then perform the desired operation by touching the icons in the touch menu. H Select an image. You can select multiple images for protection. h You can set the images you wish to share over Wi-Fi connection. g [Share Order] (P. 62) 0 Protects an image. # Cautions • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Panorama/3D/e-portrait/multiple exposure/during bulb or time photography/one-touch white balance dialog/when buttons or dials are in use • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation. • You can also use the touch screen with the ART, SCN and J menus. Tap an icon to select it.
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35 EN Basic operations 5 5 Basic operations Information displays while shooting Viewfinder display when shooting using the viewfinder AEL MY1 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 Hi +7 Sh-3 Hi +7 Sh-3 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 PBH AEL MY1 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 Hi +7 Sh-3 Hi +7 Sh-3 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 PBH AEL MY1 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 Hi +7 Sh-3 Hi +7 Sh-3 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 PBH f g e 1 2 3 4 c b a 0 9 7 6 8 5 d 1 Battery check ; Lit up: Ready for use. : Lit up: Battery is running low. ] Blinks (red) : Charging required. 2 Shooting mode...................P. 18, 38–47 3 Myset ..............................................P. 77 4 Available recording time 5 Number of storable still pictures ...P. 124 6 ISO sensitivity.................................P. 57 7 White balance.................................P. 56 8 Highlight and shadow control..........P. 49 9 Top: Flash intensity control .............P. 71 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator.............................P. 49 0 Exposure compensation value........P. 49 a Aperture value .........................P. 38–41 b Shutter speed ..........................P. 38–41 c AE Lock u...................................P. 49 d AF confirmation mark......................P. 21 e Flash...............................................P. 50 (blinks: charging in progress) f PBH (displayed when camera is receiving power from power battery holder)...........................................P. 129 g Level gauge (displayed by pressing the shutter button down halfway)..........P. 37 You can change the viewfinder display style. In this manual, [Style 1] is used. g [Built-in EVF Style] (P. 97)
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36 EN Basic operations 5 Monitor display when shooting using live view 250 250 F5.6 ISO 400 L N 4:3 S-AF S-AF AEL RC BKT +2.0 +2.0 P +7 +7 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 45 mm 45 mm -3 -3 j R R -2.0 -2.0 HD N 1 3 j FPS Wi-Fi FP S-IS S-IS x y z A B C w v u 1 g h i j k l m f e 3 2 6 5 4 9 7 0a b r t q p o s n d c D 8 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 13 2 Wi-Fi connection.....................P. 27, 119 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 130 4 RC mode.......................................P. 131 5 Auto bracket/HDRf ...........P. 80/P. 59 6 Multiple exposure............................P. 82 7 High frame rate...............................P. 93 8 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 84 9 Time lapse shooting........................P. 83 0 Face priority....................................P. 53 a Movie sound ...................................P. 74 b Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ................P. 128/P. 139 c Flash...............................................P. 50 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 21 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 66 f Art filter ...........................................P. 44 Scene mode....................................P. 45 Picture mode...................................P. 68 g White balance.................................P. 56 h Sequential shooting/self-timer ........P. 55 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 69 j Record mode (still images).............P. 70 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 71 l Available recording time m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 124 n Highlight&Shadow Control..............P. 49 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 71 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 49 p Exposure compensation value........P. 49 q Aperture value .........................P. 38–41 r Shutter speed ..........................P. 38–41 s Histogram .......................................P. 37 t AE Lock ..........................................P. 49 u Shooting mode...................P. 18, 38–47 v Myset ..............................................P. 77 w Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 27 x Flash intensity control.....................P. 71 y ISO sensitivity.................................P. 57 z AF mode .........................................P. 73 A Metering mode................................P. 72 B Flash mode.....................................P. 50 C Battery check ; Lit up (green): Ready for use (displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on.) : Lit up (green): Battery is running low. ] Blinks (red): Charging required D Live guide recall..............................P. 28
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37 EN Basic operations 5 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button.  When shooting using the viewfinder Monitor display INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO Super control panel 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 2013.10.01 12:30 R R Wi-Fi 0.0 0.0 Level gauge display 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Image only Viewfinder display Can be switched while looking through the viewfinder. INFO INFO Level gauge display INFO INFO INFO INFO 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 INFO INFO Image only Histogram display Information display on 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD FullHD R R  When shooting using Live View INFO Level gauge display INFO INFO 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 INFO Image only Histogram display Information display on 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 R R Wi-Fi L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 R R Wi-Fi L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD FullHD ISO-A 200 Histogram display Display a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green. Level gauge display Indicate the orientation of the camera. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. Use the indicators on the level gauge as a guide.
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38 EN Basic operations 5 Using the shooting modes “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) In mode P, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture in response to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. AEL MY1 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 Hi +7 Sh-3 Hi +7 Sh-3 e e ISO-A 200 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 1023 PBH 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 FullHD F R R Wi-Fi S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value When shooing using the viewfinder When shooting using live view • The functions you can set with the dials depend on the position of the lever. Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Exposure compensation ISO o Program shift White balance • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • The shutter speed and aperture displays will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F2.8 F2.8 The subject is too dark. • Use the flash. 8000 8000 F22 F22 The subject is too bright. • The metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 57) Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can choose different combinations of aperture value and shutter speed without altering exposure. “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, turn the rear dial until “s” is no longer displayed. # Cautions • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 2013.10.01 12:30 0.0 0.0 Ps R R Wi-Fi Program shift
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39 EN Basic operations 5 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to A. Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Exposure compensation ISO o Aperture value White balance • Larger apertures (lower F-numbers) decrease depth of field (the area in front of or behind the focus point that appears to be in focus), softening background details. Smaller apertures (higher F-numbers) increase depth of field. Aperture value 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N A 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F When shooting using live view Setting the aperture value Reducing aperture value   Increasing aperture value F2 F3.5 F5.6 F8.0 F16 • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 30" 30" F5.6 F5.6 The subject is underexposed. • Decrease the aperture value. 8000 8000 F5.6 F5.6 The subject is overexposed. • Increase the aperture value. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 57) Preview function You can preview the focus range (depth of field). While pressing the preview button, the aperture is stopped down to the set aperture value.
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40 EN Basic operations 5 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to S. Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Exposure compensation ISO o Shutter speed White balance • 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. When shooting using live view Shutter speed 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N S 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 2"  1"  15 60 100 400 1000 • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 2000 2000 F2.8 F2.8 The subject is underexposed. • Set the shutter speed slower. 125 125 F22 F22 The subject is overexposed. • Set the shutter speed faster. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 57)
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41 EN Basic operations 5 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) In mode M, you choose both the aperture and the shutter speed. At a speed of BULB, the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Set the mode dial to M. Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Aperture value ISO o Shutter speed White balance • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/8000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME]. # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Choosing when the exposure ends (bulb/time photography) Use for night landscapes and fireworks. Shutter speeds of [BULB] and [LIVE TIME] are available in mode M. Bulb photography (BULB): The shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. The exposure ends when the shutter button is released. Time photography (TIME): The exposure begins when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. To end the exposure, press the shutter button all the way down again. • When using BULB or TIME, screen brightness is varied automatically. • When using [LIVE TIME], the progress of the exposure will be displayed in the monitor during shooting. The display can also be refreshed by pressing the shutter button halfway. • [Live BULB] (P. 94) can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography. # Cautions • ISO sensitivity can be set to a value up to ISO 1600 for live bulb and live time photography. • To reduce camera blur during long exposures, mount the camera on a tripod and use a remote cable (P. 133). • The following features are not available during long exposures: Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/ flash bracketing/multiple exposure* * An option other than [Off] is selected for [Live BULB] or [Live TIME] (P. 94). • Even when [Noise Reduct.] is in use, noise may be noticeable in the image displayed on the monitor during shooting. Noise in images While shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on screen. These phenomena occur when the temperature rises in the image pickup device or image pickup device internal drive circuit, causing current to be generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light. 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. 93)
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42 EN Basic operations 5 Using movie mode (n) Movie mode (n) can be used to film movies with special effects. You can create movies that take advantage of the effects available in still photography mode. Use live control to select the settings. g “Adding effects to a movie” (P. 69) You can also apply an after-image effect or zoom in on an area of the image during movie recording. Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect] 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. • Press the R button again to end recording. 3 Touch the on-screen icon of the effect you wish to use. • You can also use the buttons displayed on icons. U Multi Echo Apply an after-image effect. After-images will appear behind moving objects. V One Shot Echo An after-image will appear for a short time after you press the button. The after-image will disappear automatically after a while. T Art Fade Film with the selected picture mode effect. The fade effect is applied to the transition between scenes. M Movie Tele- converter Zoom in on an area of the image without using the lens zoom. Zoom in on the selected position of the image even while the camera is kept fixed. Multi Echo Touch the icon to apply the effect. Touch again to cancel the effect. One Shot Echo Each touch of the icon adds to the effect. Art Fade Touch the icon. Touch the picture mode you wish to use. The effect will be applied when you release your finger.
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43 EN Basic operations 5 Movie Tele-converter 1 Touch the icon to display the zoom frame. • You can change the position of the zoom frame by touching the screen or using FGHI. • Press and hold Q to return the zoom frame to a central position. 2 Touch K or press the Fn2 button to zoom in on the area in the zoom frame. • Touch L or press the Fn2 button to return to the zoom frame. 3 Touch O or press Q to cancel the zoom frame and exit Movie tele- converter mode. # Cautions • The frame rate will drop slightly during recording. • The 2 effects cannot be applied simultaneously. • Use a memory card with an SD speed class of 6 or better. Movie recording may end unexpectedly if a slower card is used. • Taking a photograph during movie recording cancels the effect; the effect does not appear in the photograph. • [e-Portrait], [Diorama] and [Color Creator] cannot be used at the same time as Art Fade. • Movie Tele-converter cannot be used when [Picture Mode] is set to [ART]. • The sound of touch operations and button operations may be recorded. • Besides using touch operations, you can apply effects using the buttons corresponding to the displayed icons.
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44 EN Basic operations 5 Using art filters 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the art filter menu. 1 Pop Art  Types of art filters j Pop Art t Cross Process k Soft Focus u Gentle Sepia l Pale&Light Color v Dramatic Tone m Light Tone Y Key Line n Grainy Film Z Watercolor o Pin Hole u ART BKT (ART bracketing) s Diorama 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art filter menu. ART bracketing When one shot is taken, images are recorded for each selected art filter. Press I to choose filters. Art effects Art filters can be modified and effects can be added. Pressing I in the art filter menu displays additional options. Modifying filters Option I is the original filter, while options II and on add effects that modify the original filter. Adding effects* Soft focus, pin-hole, frames, white edges, starlight, filter, tone, blur * The effects available vary with the selected filter. # Cautions • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The art filter will be applied to the JPEG copy only. • Depending on the subject, tone transitions may be ragged, the effect may be less noticeable, or the image may become more “grainy.” • Some effects may not be visible in live view or during movie recording. • Playback may differ according to the filters, effects, or movie quality settings applied.
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45 EN Basic operations 5 Shooting in scene mode 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the scene menu. 1 Portrait   Types of scene modes O Portrait J Macro P e-Portrait r Nature Macro L Landscape Q Candle K Landscape+Portrait R Sunset J Sport T Documents i Hand-Held Starlight s Panorama (P. 46) G Night Scene ( Fireworks U Night+Portrait g Beach & Snow G Children f n Fisheye Effect H High Key w n Wide-Angle I Low Key m n Macro q DIS Mode T 3D Photo 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. # Cautions • In [e-Portrait] mode, two images are recorded: an unmodified image and a second image to which [e-Portrait] effects have been applied. Recording may take some time. In addition, when the image quality mode is [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • [n Fisheye Effect], [n Wide-Angle], and [n Macro] are for use with optional converter lenses. • Movies cannot be recorded in [e-Portrait], [Hand-Held Starlight], [Panorama], or [3D Photo] mode. • In [Hand-Held Starlight], 8 frames are shot at one time and then combined. When the image quality mode is [RAW], a JPEG image is combined with the first RAW image and recorded in RAW+JPEG. • [3D Photo] is subject to the following limitations. [3D Photo] can be used only with a 3D lens. The camera monitor cannot be used to playback images in 3D. Use a device that supports 3D display. Focus is locked. In addition, flash and self-timer also cannot be used. Image size is fixed at 1920 × 1080. RAW photography is not available. Frame coverage is not 100%.
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46 EN Basic operations 5 Taking panoramas If you have installed the supplied computer software, you can use it to join pictures together to form a panorama. g “Connecting the camera to a computer and a smartphone” (P. 116) 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Select [Panorama] and press Q. 3 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 4 Take a picture, using the guides to frame the shot. • Focus, exposure, and other settings are fixed at the values for the first shot. 250 250 F5.6 38 M 5 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. [ 2 ] 250 250 F5.6 38 M [ 3 ] Exit Exit • A panorama may include up to 10 images. A warning indicator (g) is displayed after the tenth shot. 6 After taking the last shot, press Q to end the series. # Cautions • During panorama shooting, the image previously taken for position alignment will not be displayed. 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. $ Notes • Pressing Q before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. Pressing Q in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one.
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47 EN Basic operations 5 Using PHOTO STORY 1 Rotate the mode dial to J. • A PHOTO STORY menu will be displayed. A Standard B Speed C Fun Frames Standard 1 1 2 3 2 Use FG to choose the theme of the PHOTO STORY. • You can choose different effects, number of frames and aspect ratios for each theme. You can also change the aspect ratio, the division pattern and the frame effect of individual images. Changing between variations E Original PHOTO STORY F G H PHOTO STORY with effects and aspect ratios changed from the original PHOTO STORY. The number of images and arrangement of image regions can be altered for each theme of the PHOTO STORY. • You can change the frame color and frame surrounding effect in each variation. • Every theme and variation provides a different PHOTO STORY. 3 After finishing the settings, press Q. • The monitor switches to PHOTO STORY display. • The subject of current frame is displayed in live view. • Touch any of the masked frames to switch the masked frame to the current frame. • Press the MENU button to change the theme. 4 Shoot an image for the first frame. • The image you have shot is displayed in the first frame. F5.0 0.0 0.0 1 ISO-A 200 1023 1023 250 250 5 Shoot an image for the next frame. • View and shoot the subject for the next frame. • Press  to cancel the image in the directly preceding frame and retake the shot. • Touch any frame to cancel the image in it and retake the shot. Touch the frame, and then touch O. F5.0 0.0 0.0 1 ISO-A 200 1023 1023 250 250 Next frame (Live view display) Shot image
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48 EN Basic operations 5 6 Once you have shot all the frames, press Q to save the image. • Press the MENU button, and you can select other themes. $ Notes • During the shooting of a PHOTO STORY, the following operations are available. Exposure compensation/Program shift/Flash shooting (except when the theme is [Speed].)/Live control settings # Cautions • If the camera is turned off during shooting, all the data for images up to that point is cancelled and nothing is recorded on the memory card. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The PHOTO STORY image is saved as JPEG and the images in the frames as RAW. RAW images are saved in [4:3]. • From among the [AF Mode], [S-AF], [MF] and [S-AF+MF] can be set. Also, the AF target is fixed to a single central point. • The metering mode is fixed to digital ESP metering. • The following operations are not available in PHOTO STORY mode. MENU display/Movie/Sequential shooting/Self timer/INFO display/Face priority AF/ Digital Tele-converter/Picture mode • The following button operations are disabled. Fn1/Fn2/INFO etc. • During the shooting of a PHOTO STORY, the camera will not go into sleep mode.
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49 EN Basic operations 5 Commonly used shooting options Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Rotate the front dial to choose exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±5.0EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN mode. • The viewfinder and live view display can only be changed up to ±3.0EV. If the exposure exceeds ±3.0EV, the exposure bar will begin flashing. • Movies can be corrected in a range up to ±3.0EV. Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows When the multi-function button is set to [Highlight&Shadow Control], a setting screen will be displayed when you press the Fn2 button. Adjust the shadow using the rear dial and the highlight using the front dial. SHADOW HI LIGHT Locking the exposure (AE Lock) You can lock just the exposure by pressing the AEL/AFL button. Use this when you want to adjust the focus and exposure separately or when you want to shoot several images at the same exposure. • If you press the AEL/AFL button once, the exposure is locked and u is displayed. g “AEL/AFL” (P. 98) • Press the AEL/AFL button once again to release the AE Lock. # Cautions • The lock will be released if you operate the mode dial, MENU button, or Q button.
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50 EN Basic operations 5 Using a flash (flash photography) The flash can be set manually as required. The flash can be used for flash photography in a variety of shooting conditions. 1 Attach the flash to the camera and raise the light-emitting unit. • g “Attaching the flash unit” (P. 15) 2 Set the lever to position 2 and press the AFm button. AFm button Lever P Flash Auto AUTO AUTO 0 0 0.0 When shooting using live view 3 Select a setting using the rear dial and press the Q button. • The options available and the order in which they are displayed vary depending on the shooting mode. g “Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode” (P. 51) AUTO Auto flash The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. # Fill-in flash The flash fires regardless of the light conditions. $ Flash off The flash does not fire. !/#! Red-eye reduction flash This function allows you to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. In S and M modes, the flash always fires. #SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain) Slow shutter speeds are used to brighten dimly-lit backgrounds. !SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain)/Red-eye reduction flash Combines slow synchronization with red-eye reduction. #SLOW2/ 2nd Curtain Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) The flash fires just before the shutter closes to create trails of light behind moving light sources. #FULL, #1/4 etc. Manual For users who prefer manual operation. If you press the INFO button, you can use the dial to adjust the flash level. 4 Press the shutter button all the way.

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