E-M10 Mark III

Olympus E-M10 Mark III manual

E-M10 Mark III

User manual for the Olympus E-M10 Mark III in English. This PDF manual has 173 pages.

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Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA 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. 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. Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparation 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu functions 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 6. Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 7. Cautions 8. Information 9. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Model No. : IM006 10. Additions/modifications by firmware update
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2 EN Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. $ 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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Table of Contents 3 EN Quick task index 7 Names of parts 10 Preparation 12 Unpacking the box contents .....12 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................13 Inserting the card .......................15 Removing the card ...................15 Attaching a lens to the camera ..................................16 Turning the camera on...............18 Setting the date/time..................19 Shooting 20 Information displays while shooting ......................................20 Switching between displays......22 Switching the information display ......................................23 Shooting still pictures................24 Switching Displays with the u (Shortcut) Button...........26 Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode)........27 Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode).............................29 Shooting in advanced photo mode (Z mode) ...............................32 Using art filters (ART mode).....42 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (Program mode) .......................45 Choosing aperture (Aperture Priority mode) ...........46 Choosing shutter speed (Shutter Priority mode) .............47 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (Manual mode)...48 Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/LIVE TIME) ...................49 Live composite photography (dark and light field composite)................................50 Shooting with touch screen operations.................................51 Recording movies ......................52 Recording movies in photo shooting modes ........................52 Recording movies in movie mode.........................................53 Using the silencing function when shooting a movie.............59 Using various settings...............60 Controlling exposure (Exposure F)...........................60 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................60 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............60 Selecting the AF target mode (AF target settings)...................61 Setting the AF target.................61 Face priority AF/ Eye priority AF ..........................62 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................63 Using a flash (Flash photography) .................64 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................66 Table of Contents
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Table of Contents 4 EN Calling shooting options ...........67 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................69 Adjusting color (WB (white balance))................70 Choosing a focus mode (AF Mode).................................72 Setting the image aspect..........73 Selecting image quality (Still image quality, KK) ......73 Selecting image quality (Movie quality, nK) ..............74 Adding effects to a movie .........76 Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control) ............77 Reducing camera shake (Image Stabilizer) .....................78 Making fine adjustments to white balance (WB Compensation) .................79 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................80 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (Sharpness) ............80 Making fine adjustments to contrast (Contrast)....................81 Making fine adjustments to saturation (Saturation)..............81 Making fine adjustments to tone (Gradation) ...............................82 Applying filter effects to monochrome pictures (Color Filter)..............................82 Adjusting the tone of a monochrome image (Monochrome Color).................83 Adjusting i-Enhance effects (Effect)......................................83 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ................84 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows (Highlight&Shadow Control) .....84 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function) .........85 Playback 88 Information display during playback......................................88 Playback image information .....88 Switching the information display ......................................89 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................90 Index display/ Calendar display.......................91 Viewing still images ..................91 Watching movies ......................93 Protecting images.....................93 Erasing an image......................94 Selecting images (0, Erase Selected, Share Order Selected)..............94 Setting a transfer order on images (Share Order)...............94 Audio recording ........................95 Audio Playback.........................95 Adding still pictures to My Clips (Add to My Clips)......................95 Using the touch screen..............96 Selecting and protecting images......................................96
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Table of Contents 5 EN Menu functions 97 Basic menu operations..............97 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................98 Returning to default settings (Reset)......................................98 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................99 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............99 Improving Focus in Dark Surroundings (AF Illuminator).........................99 Choosing a Zoom Speed (K Elec. Zoom Speed) .........100 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Intrvl. Sh./Time Lapse) ..........100 Using the Video Menu..............102 Using the Playback Menu........103 Displaying images rotated (R)........................................103 Editing still images (Edit) ........103 Saving a still image from a movie (In-Movie Image Capture).......105 Trimming movies (Movie Trimming)....................106 Canceling all protections ........106 Using the setup menu..............107 Formatting the card (Card Setup)...........................108 Deleting all images (Card Setup)...........................108 Using the custom menus.........109 a AF/MF................................109 M Button/Dial.........................109 N Disp/8/PC ......................110 O Disp/8/PC .......................110 P Exp/ISO/BULB .................. 111 Q Exp/ISO/BULB .................. 111 b # Custom .........................112 W K/WB/Color....................112 X Record...............................113 c EVF ...................................114 a K Utility...........................114 AEL/AFL .................................115 MF Assist................................115 Adding information displays....116 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................118 Shutter speeds when the flash fires ..........................119 Combinations of JPEG image sizes and compression rates........................................119 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 120 Connecting to a smartphone...121 Transferring images to a smartphone............................122 Shooting remotely with a smartphone............................122 Adding position information to images.......................................123 Changing the connection method ......................................123 Changing the password...........124 Cancelling a share order .........124 Initializing wireless LAN settings......................................124
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Table of Contents 6 EN Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 125 Connecting the camera to a computer................................125 Copying pictures to a computer................................125 Installing the PC software .......126 Installing the OLYMPUS Digital Camera Updater............126 User Registration .....................126 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....127 Easy printing...........................128 Custom printing ......................128 Print order (DPOF)....................130 Creating a print order..............130 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order ...131 Cautions 132 Battery and charger .................132 Using your charger abroad .....133 Usable cards.............................133 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................134 Interchangeable lenses............135 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........136 Other external flash units........137 Principal Accessories..............137 System chart.............................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 Information 142 Shooting tips and information................................142 Error codes ...............................145 Defaults .....................................148 Specifications...........................152 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 155 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........155 Additions/modifications by firmware update 165 Index 168
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Quick task index 7 EN Shooting g Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 73 Correcting the effects of perspective Keystone Compensation 39 Automatically adjusting exposure over a series of photos AE Bracketing 40 Automatically shifting the focus position over a series of photos Multi focus shot (SCN) 29 Focus bracketing (Z) 41 Making photos brighter or darker Exposure compensation 60 Photographing light trails Light Trails (SCN) 29 Live Time (Z) 34 Live Composite (Z) 33 Live Composite (M) 50 Bulb/time photography (M) 49 Taking pictures with a blurred background Aperture priority shooting 46 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Shutter priority shooting 47 Scene mode (SCN) 29 Getting the desired colors White balance 70 Processing pictures to match the subject/Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 69 Art filter (ART) 42 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Using the touch screen 51 AF target settings 61 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 87 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 87 Keeping a moving subject in focus C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 72 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 64 Backlight HDR (SCN) 29 Gradation (Picture Mode) 82 Quick task index
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Quick task index 8 EN Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 107 Live View Boost 110 Photographing fireworks Fireworks (SCN) 29 Live Time (Z) 34 Live Composite (Z) 33 Live Composite (M) 50 Bulb/time photography (M) 49 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 23 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 110 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 66 Using a remote control Shooting remotely with a smartphone 122 Shooting without the shutter sound Silent [♥] (SCN) 29 Silent [♥] (Z) 37 Creating commercial-style movies My Clips 56 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI 110 Playback on TV 118 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 92 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 104 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 104 Printing made easy Direct printing 127 Viewing pictures on a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone 122 Adding location data to images Adding location data to images 123
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Quick task index 9 EN Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 19 Restoring default settings Reset 98 Preventing automatic display switching EVF Auto Switch 22, 114 Changing the menu display language W 107 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 110 Silent [♥] (SCN) 29 Silent [♥] (Z) 37
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Names of parts 10 EN Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 a 9 b c d f e g 1 Mode dial ........................................P. 24 2 Rear dial* (o) ...........................................P. 45–48, 90 3 R (Movie)/H button..............P. 52/P. 94 4 b (Digital Tele-converter)/Fn2 button .........................................P. 60/P. 85, 90 5 Shutter button .................................P. 25 6 Front dial* (r) ...............................P. 45–48, 60, 64, 90 7 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 16 8 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 9 Internal flash ...................................P. 64 0 Stereo microphone .........P. 95, 102, 104 a Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 22 b ON/OFF lever ................................P. 18 c u (Shortcut) button .......................P. 26 d Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 66/P. 99 e Strap eyelet.....................................P. 12 f Lens release button ........................P. 17 g Lens lock pin * In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial.
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Names of parts 11 EN 1 2 3 4 g a b c e d f 5 6 7 8 9 0 j i k h 1 Viewfinder.......................................P. 22 2 Eye sensor..............................P. 22, 144 3 Eyecup..........................................P. 137 4 Monitor (Touch screen) ..........................P. 20, 22, 51, 67, 88, 96 5 Hot shoe .......................................P. 136 6 u (Monitor) button .......................P. 22 7 AEL/AFL / Fn1 button .......................................P. 60, 115/P. 85 8 Connector cover 9 Micro-USB connector............P. 125, 127 0 HDMI micro connector..................P. 118 a INFO button.....................P. 23, 89, 116 b q (Playback) button......................P. 90 c Q button ............................P. 67, 90, 97 d D (Erase) button ............................P. 94 e Arrow pad* (FGHI) .................................P. 19, 61–66, P. 90 f MENU button.................................P. 97 g Speaker h Card slot .........................................P. 15 i Battery/card compartment cover ..................................................P. 13, 15 j Battery/card compartment lock ..................................................P. 13, 15 k Tripod socket * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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Preparation 1 12 EN 1 Preparation Unpacking 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-USB12 • Basic Manual • Warranty card Lithium-ion battery BLS-50 Lithium-ion charger BCS-5 Attaching the strap 1 2 3 • Attach the strap on the other side in the same way. • Lastly, pull the strap firmly, making sure that it is fastened securely.
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Preparation 1 13 EN Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charging the battery. Charging indicator Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet Lithium ion battery Charging indicator AC cable Direction indicating mark (C) Lithium ion charger • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 2 Opening the battery/card compartment cover. 1 2 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 3 Loading the battery. • Use only BLS-50 batteries (P. 12, 154). Direction indicating mark
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Preparation 1 14 EN Removing the battery Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery/card compartment cover. To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. • Do not remove the battery while the card write indicator is displayed (P. 20). • 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. • The camera is not equipped with a built-in charger and cannot be recharged via a USB connection. • Also read “Battery and charger” (P. 132).
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Preparation 1 15 EN Inserting the card In this manual, all storage devices are referred to as “cards.” The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and Eye-Fi. Eye-Fi cards Read “Usable cards” (P. 133) before use. 1 Loading the card. • Open the battery/card compartment cover. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 133) 3 Terminal area 2 1 • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the battery or card. • Do not forcibly insert a damaged or deformed card. Doing so may damage the card slot. 2 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. • Be sure the battery/card compartment cover is closed before using the camera. 2 1 Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. • Do not remove the card while the card write indicator is displayed (P. 20).
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Preparation 1 16 EN Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. 1 2 1 2 Rear cap 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. Lens attachment mark 3 Rotate the lens clockwise until you hear it click (direction indicated by arrow 3). 3 • Make sure the camera is turned off when attaching or removing the lens. • Do not press the lens release button. • Do not touch internal portions of the camera.  n Removing the lens cap 1 1 2 1 1 2
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Preparation 1 17 EN  n Removing the lens from the camera Make sure the camera is turned off when removing the lens. While pressing the lens release button, rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow. 1 2 Lens release button Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 135).
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Preparation 1 18 EN Turning the camera on 1 Set the ON/OFF lever to the ON position. • When the camera is turned on, the monitor will turn on. • To turn the camera off, return the lever to the OFF position.  n ON/OFF lever 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 Wi-Fi  n Monitor Battery level The battery level icon will be displayed. j (green): The camera is ready to shoot. k (green): The battery is not full. l (green): The battery is low. m (blinks red): Charge the battery. 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. You can choose how long the camera remains idle before entering sleep mode. g [Sleep] (P. 114)
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Preparation 1 19 EN 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. Some functions cannot be used if the date and time have not been set. 1 Display the menus. • Press the MENU button to display the menus. • A guide is displayed in 2 seconds after you select an option. • Press the INFO button to view or hide guides. MENU button 2 1 1 Shooting Menu 1 Picture Mode Digital Tele-converter Metering Off p Reset Back Set 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. 2 1 Setup Menu X English s Firmware Wi-Fi Settings Rec View j±0 k±0 ’--.--.-- --:--:-- Card Setup Back Set W 0.5 sec [d] tab 3 Set the date, time, and date format. • Use HI to select items. • Use FG to change the selected item. • Press the Q button to set the camera clock. 4 Select [W] (changing the display language) in the [d] (setup) tab. • You can change the language used for the on-screen display and error messages from English to another language. X Y M D Time 2017 Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. • Use FGHI to highlight a language and press the Q button to select the highlighted language. 5 Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may be reset to the factory default setting.
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Shooting 2 20 EN 2 Information displays while shooting Monitor display during still photography 250 250 F5.6 L N 4:3 AEL HDR +2.0 +2.0 P off Wi-Fi FP +7 +7 -3 -3 +2 +2 S-AF WB AUTO -2.0 28mm S-ISON S-ISON F FHD 30p ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 N B TO -A 0 3 AF 3 2 1 5 4 789 0 a 6 n w v x y z A B u e f g h i d c j q t p o n m r l k s C b 1 Card write indicator...................P. 14, 15 2 Wireless LAN connection.....P. 120–124 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 136 4 HDR................................................P. 36 AE Bracketing.................................P. 40 Focus Bracketing............................P. 41 5 Multiple exposure............................P. 35 D Keystone compensation ...........P. 39 6 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 99 7 Time lapse shooting......................P. 100 8 Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 62 9 Movie sound ...........................P. 52, 102 0 Zoom operation direction/ Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ...........................P. 146 a Flash...............................................P. 64 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) b AF confirmation mark......................P. 25 c Picture mode.............................P. 69, 99 d ISO sensitivity.................................P. 63 e White balance.................................P. 70 f AF mode .........................................P. 72 g Aspect ratio.....................................P. 73 h Image quality (still images) .............P. 73 i Record mode (movies) ...................P. 74 j Available recording time ...............P. 134 k Number of storable still pictures ...P. 134 l Highlight & shadow control .............P. 84 m Top: Flash intensity control .............P. 77 Bottom: Exposure compensation....P. 60 n Level gauge ....................................P. 23 o Exposure compensation value........P. 60 p Aperture value .........................P. 45–48 q Shutter speed ..........................P. 45–48 r Histogram .......................................P. 23 s Preview...........................................P. 86 t AE lock....................................P. 60, 115 u Shooting mode.........................P. 24–53 v Touch operation ..............................P. 51 w Metering mode................................P. 80 x Sequential shooting/Self-timer........P. 66 Silent shooting ................................P. 37 y Flash intensity control.....................P. 77 z Flash mode.....................................P. 64 A Image stabilizer...............................P. 78 B Battery level....................................P. 18 C Live guide recall..............................P. 27 Shooting
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Shooting 2 21 EN Monitor display during movie mode Wi-Fi 28mm n M-IS M-IS 1 L R L R ISO AUTO C-AF P F FHD 30p 1:02:03 WB AUTO L N D G F E D Recording level meter...................P. 102 E Silent shooting tab ..........................P. 59 F Movie (exposure) mode..................P. 76 G Movie effect ....................................P. 54
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Shooting 2 22 EN Switching between displays The camera is equipped with an eye sensor, which turns the viewfinder on when you put your eye to the viewfinder. When you take your eye away, the sensor turns the viewfinder off and turns the monitor on. Monitor Put your eye to the viewfinder Viewfinder 250 250 F5.6 P Wi-Fi S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 L N F FHD 30p 0.0 250 250 F5.6 P 1:02:03 1023 S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 L N F FHD 30p 0.0 View through lens shown in monitor View through lens shown in viewfinder • If the viewfinder is not in focus, put your eye to the viewfinder and focus the display by rotating the diopter adjustment dial. Diopter adjustment dial • You can display the EVF Auto Switch setting menu if you press and hold the u button. g [EVF Auto Switch] (P. 114) • When [OFF] is selected for [EVF Auto Switch], you can switch displays by pressing the u button. u button $ Notes • Tilting the monitor disables the eye sensor.
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Shooting 2 23 EN Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO button INFO INFO Level Gauge display (Custom2) 250 250 F5.6 P Wi-Fi S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 INFO INFO Image Only Histogram display (Custom1) Basic Information* 250 250 F5.6 P Wi-Fi S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 250 250 F5.6 P Wi-Fi L N S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 INFO INFO INFO INFO * Not displayed in n mode (movie mode) unless recording is in progress. • You can change Custom1 and Custom2 settings. g [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] (P. 110) • The information display screens can be switched in either direction by rotating the dial while pressing the INFO button. Histogram display A histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image is displayed. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. During shooting, overexposure is indicated in red, underexposure in blue, and the range metered using spot metering in green. More Less Dark Bright Level gauge display The orientation of the camera is indicated. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. The camera is level and plumb when the bars turn green. • Use the indicators on the level gauge as a guide. • Error in the display can be corrected via calibration (P. 114).
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Shooting 2 24 EN Shooting still pictures Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode, and then shoot the image. Indicator Mode icon  n Types of shooting modes For how to use the various shooting modes, see the following. Shooting mode Description g B The camera automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode. 27 SCN The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 29 Z Use for quick access to advanced shooting settings. 32 ART You can shoot with the effect of artistic expression added. 42 P The camera meters subject brightness and automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture for optimal results. 45 A You choose the aperture and the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed for optimal results. 46 S You choose the shutter speed and the camera automatically adjusts aperture for optimal results. 47 M You choose both the aperture and shutter speed. 48 n Shoot movies of various types. 53 Functions that cannot be selected from menus Some items may not be selectable from the menus when using the arrow pad. • Items that cannot be set with the current shooting mode. • Items that cannot be set because of an item that has already been set: Settings such as picture mode are unavailable when the mode dial is rotated to B.
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Shooting 2 25 EN 1 Rotate the mode dial to choose a mode. 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position 3 Adjust the focus. • Display the subject in the center of the monitor, and lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). The AF confirmation mark (() will be displayed, and a green frame (AF target) will be displayed in the focus location. 250 250 F5.6 1023 1:02:03 28mm ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi S-ISON S-ISON L N F FHD 30p AF confirmation mark AF target Press the shutter button halfway. • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 142) 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera will release the shutter and take a picture. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. Press the shutter button all the way. $ Notes • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g “Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 51) • To exit to shooting mode from menus or playback, press the shutter button halfway.
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Shooting 2 26 EN Switching Displays with the u (Shortcut) Button Press the u button to switch to each screen of the selected shooting mode between shots. u (Shortcut) button Mode dial B Live guide (P. 27) SCN Scene mode (P. 29) Change Color Saturation Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors Close-ups People Z Advanced photo mode (P. 32) ART Art filter mode (P. 42) Live Composite Pop Art Effect Off ART 1 ART 1 P/A/S/M LV super control panel (P. 68) n Movie mode (P. 53) 250 250 F5.6 P 1023 1:02:03 sRGB Natural S-AF N FHD 60p S Normal WB Auto ISO Auto M-IS S-IS On ± 0 A ± 0 ± 0.0 ± 0 ± 0 ± 0 G ± 0 Recommended ISO Standard
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Shooting 2 27 EN Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode) The camera adjusts settings to suit the scene; all you have to do is press the shutter button. Set the mode dial to B. Using live guides Use live guides to easily adjust such parameters as color, brightness, and background blurring. 1 Press the u button to display live guides. • Use FG to highlight an item in the live guide and press Q to display a slider. Change Color Saturation Guide item 2 Use FG to position the slider and choose a level. • Press the Q button to save changes. • To exit, press the MENU button. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, use FG to highlight the item and press the Q button to display the detail. • 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 Slider 3 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 1 and 2. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. • [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. Change Color Saturation 4 Shoot. • To clear the live guides from the display, press the MENU button.
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Shooting 2 28 EN • 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 when a live guide is set. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are overexposed or underexposed. $ Notes • Touch controls can also be used.
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Shooting 2 29 EN Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode) The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Use FGHI to highlight a scene and press the Q button. Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors Close-ups People 3 Use HI to highlight a scene mode and press the Q button. • Press the u button to choose a different scene. Portrait 4 Shoot. $ Notes • Touch controls can also be used.  n Types of scene modes Subject type Scene mode Description People B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. D Portrait + Landscape Suitable for portraits featuring a landscape in the background. Blues, greens, and skin tones are captured beautifully. U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 122). m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects.
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Shooting 2 30 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Nightscapes G Nightscape Suitable for tripod shooting of night scenes. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 122). U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Raise the flash (P. 64). Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 122). H Handheld Starlight Suitable for shooting night scenes without a tripod. Reduces blur when shooting low light/illuminated scenes. The camera makes eight exposures and combines them into a single photograph. X Fireworks Suitable for shooting fireworks at night. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 122). d Light Trails The camera automatically shoots multiple images, takes newly bright areas only, and composites them into a single image. With normal long exposure, an image of light trace such as star trails with bright buildings tends to get too bright. You can capture them without over exposure while checking the progress. Press the shutter button to start shooting, then view the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button again to end shooting once the desired result is achieved (maximum 3 hours). Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 122). • Advanced settings can be accessed via live composite photography (dark and light field composite) in M mode (P. 50). Motion C Sport Suitable for fast action shooting. The camera will take photos while the shutter button is pressed. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. J Panning Choose to blur the background behind moving objects. The camera chooses the optimal shutter speed for panning shots based on camera motion. Scenery F Landscape Suitable for landscape shooting. ` Sunset Suitable for shooting the sunset. g Beach & Snow Suitable for shooting at snow-capped mountains, seascapes in the sun, and other whitish scenes. E Backlight HDR Suitable for contrasting scenes. This mode captures multiple images and merges them into one, properly exposed image (P. 36).
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Shooting 2 31 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Indoors W Candlelight Suitable for shots of candlelit scenes. Warm colors are preserved. k Silent [♥] Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome (P. 37). B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. E Backlight HDR Suitable for contrasting scenes. This mode captures multiple images and merges them into one, properly exposed image (P. 36). Close-ups i Macro Suitable for close-ups. j Nature Macro Suitable for vivid close-ups of flowers or insects. d Documents Suitable for photos of timetables or other documents. The camera heightens the contrast between the text and background. t Multi Focus Shot The camera takes eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot (P. 41). • To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • Some time may be needed to record pictures taken using [e-Portrait]. In addition, when the image quality mode is [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • Movies cannot be recorded using [e-Portrait], [Handheld Starlight], or [Backlight HDR]. • [Handheld Starlight] pictures taken with [RAW] selected for image quality will be recorded in RAW+JPEG format, with the first frame recorded as a RAW image and the final composite as a JPEG image. • [Backlight HDR] records HDR-processed images in JPEG format. When the image quality mode is set to [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • In [Panning], J is displayed during panning detection, and I is displayed when nothing is detected. • When using a lens with an image stabilizer switch in [Panning], turn the image stabilizer switch off. Sufficient panning effects may not be obtained in bright conditions. Use a commercially available ND filter to obtain effects more easily.
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Shooting 2 32 EN Shooting in advanced photo mode (Z mode) Use for quick access to advanced shooting settings. 1 Rotate the mode dial to Z. 2 Use HI to highlight an AP mode. • Some modes offer additional options that can be accessed using G. Live Composite 3 Press the Q button to select the highlighted mode. • Press the u button to choose a different mode. If additional options are displayed, press F. $ Notes • In some modes, the front dial can be used for exposure compensation (P. 60) and the rear dial for program shift (P. 45). • Touch controls can also be used.  n AP Mode Options AP mode Description g Live Composite Record light trails from stars and other objects while keeping exposure constant overall. 33 Live Time Choose for photos of fireworks and night scenery. Make long time exposures at selected shutter speeds. 34 Multiple Exposure Combine two different images on top of one another. 35 HDR Capture details in both highlights and shadows. 36 Silent [♥] Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome. 37 Panorama Take photos that can afterwards be joined on a computer to create a panorama. 38 Keystone Compensation Correct the effects of perspective in photos of buildings or landscapes. 39 AE Bracketing Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of photos, varying exposure with each shot. 40 Focus Bracketing Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. 41
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Shooting 2 33 EN  n [Live Composite]: Live Composite Photography Create photos that record light trails from stars and other objects without changing the brightness of the background; during shooting, the changing results can be viewed in the monitor. You can adjust white balance or picture mode and other settings not available with the SCN mode “Light Trails” option. 1 Highlight [Live Composite] in the AP mode menu (P. 32) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 122) in wireless remote mode. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • The camera configures the proper settings automatically and starts shooting. • After pressing the shutter button, there is a time lag until shooting starts. • The composite image will be displayed at regular intervals. 4 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • The recording length in one shooting is up to 3 hours. $ Notes • Advanced settings can be accessed via live composite photography (dark and light field composite) in M mode (P. 50).
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Shooting 2 34 EN  n [Live Time]: Live Time Photography You can make long exposures without having to keep the shutter button pressed. The changing result can be viewed in the monitor during shooting. 1 Highlight [Live Time] in the AP mode menu (P. 32). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the maximum exposure time, and press the Q button. • The display refresh rate may change automatically depending on the maximum exposure time selected. • The shorter the maximum exposure time, the faster the display refresh rate. Live Time 2min 2min 2min 1min 4min 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 122) in wireless remote mode. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to start live time photography. • The camera adjusts settings automatically and begins shooting. • The changing result can be viewed in the monitor. 5 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • Shooting ends automatically when the selected exposure time is reached. $ Notes • The long exposure (bulb/time) options in M mode offer more advanced settings (P. 49).
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Shooting 2 35 EN  n [Multiple Exposure]: Shooting Multiple Exposures Combine two different images on top of one another. 1 Highlight [Multiple Exposure] in the AP mode menu (P. 32) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down for the first shot. • a is displayed in green if shooting starts. • The image is shown superimposed on the monitor. • Press D to delete the last shot. 4 Take the second shot. • Use the first image as a guide to compose the second shot. • The camera will not go to sleep while multiple exposure is in effect. • Performing any of the following actions automatically deletes the second shot: The camera is turned off, the q button is pressed, the MENU button is pressed, pressing the u button, rotating the mode dial, the battery power runs out, or any cable is connected to the camera. % Tips • For more information on creating image overlays: g “Image overlay” (P. 105)
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Shooting 2 36 EN  n [HDR]: Taking Composite Photos with HDR Capture details in both highlights and shadows. The camera varies exposure over a series of four shots and combines them into a single image. 1 Highlight [HDR] in the AP mode menu (P. 32). 2 Press G, use HI to choose [HDR1] or [HDR2], and press the Q button. HDR1 Four shots are taken, each with a different exposure, and the shots are combined into one HDR image inside the camera. HDR2 provides a more impressive image than HDR1. ISO sensitivity is fixed to 200. HDR2 HDR HDR1 HDR2 HDR1 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to start HDR photography. • The camera automatically takes four shots when the shutter button is pressed. • Noise may be more noticeable in photos taken in conditions associated with slow shutter speeds. • For best results, secure the camera by, for example, mounting it on a tripod. • The image displayed on the monitor or in the viewfinder while shooting will differ from the HDR-processed image. • The HDR-processed image will be saved as a JPEG file. When the image quality mode is set to [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • The picture mode is fixed to [Natural] and the color space is fixed to [sRGB].
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Shooting 2 37 EN  n [Silent [♥]] Mode Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome. 1 Highlight [Silent [♥]] in the AP mode menu (P. 32) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • When the shutter is released, the monitor screen will go dark for a moment. No shutter sound will be emitted. • The desired results may not be achieved under flickering light sources such as fluorescent or LED lamps or if the subject moves abruptly during shooting. • In [Silent [♥]] mode, the following measures are undertaken to reduce the sound and light produced by the camera. - Electronic shutter: Enabled - 8: Off - AF Illuminator: Off - Flash mode: Off • Note that due to the electronic shutter, the subject may appear to be distorted in photographs if camera moves quickly during shooting or when shooting fast-moving subjects. • Long exposure noise reduction is not available in [Silent [♥]] mode. $ Notes • Press G for sequential/self-timer photography (P. 66).
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Shooting 2 38 EN  n [Panorama]: Taking Pictures for a Panorama Pictures taken using this option can be joined together to form a panorama. You will need to install the latest version of OLYMPUS Viewer 3 on your computer to join pictures together to form a panorama. g “Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer” (P. 125) 1 Highlight [Panorama] in the AP mode menu (P. 32) and press the Q button. 2 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 3 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 4 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. [ 2 ] 250 250 F5.6 38 [ 3 ] Exit Exit • A panorama may include up to 10 images. A warning indicator (g) is displayed after the tenth shot. • 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. 5 After taking the last shot, press Q to end the series.
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Shooting 2 39 EN  n [Keystone Compensation] Correct the effects of perspective in photos of buildings or landscapes. 1 Highlight [Keystone Compensation] in the AP mode menu (P. 32) and press the Q button. 2 Adjust the effect in the display and frame the shot. • Use the front dial and rear dial for keystone correction. • Use FGHI to choose the area to be recorded. The area cannot be changed depending on the amount of correction. • Press and hold the Q button to cancel any changes. • To adjust exposure compensation and other shooting options while keystone compensation is in effect, press the INFO button to view a display other than keystone compensation adjustment. To resume keystone compensation, press the INFO button until keystone compensation adjustment is displayed. Wi-Fi 250 250 F5.6 • The following may occur as the correction amount increases. - The image will be coarse. - The magnification ratio for image cropping will be large. - The crop position will not be able to move. 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • Photos are recorded in RAW+JPEG format when [RAW] is selected for image quality. • The desired results may not be obtained with converter lenses. • Depending on the amount of correction, some AF targets may be outside the display area. An icon (g, h, i or j) is displayed when the camera focuses on an AF target outside the display area. • If a focus distance is selected for [Image Stabilizer], the correction will be adjusted for the selected focus distance. Except when using a Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens, choose a focal length using the [Image Stabilizer] option (P. 78).
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Shooting 2 40 EN  n [AE Bracketing]: Varying Exposure over a Series of Shots Take a series of photos, varying exposure with each shot. 1 Highlight [AE Bracketing] in the AP mode menu (P. 32). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the number of shots, and press the Q button. 3f Take 3 shots, the first at optimal exposure (±0.0 EV), the second at −1.0 EV, and the third at +1.0 EV. 5f Take 5 shots, the first at optimal exposure (±0.0 EV), the second at −1.3 EV, the third at −0.7 EV, the fourth at +0.7 EV, and the fifth at +1.3 EV. AE Bracketing 5f 3f 5f 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • Take the set number of shots. • The t indicator turns green during bracketing. • The camera brackets the value currently selected for exposure compensation.
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Shooting 2 41 EN  n [Focus Bracketing]: Varying Focus Distance over a Series of Shots Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. 1 Highlight [Focus Bracketing] in the AP mode menu (P. 32). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the amount focus distance changes with each shot, and press the Q button. The focus distance changes by a small amount with each shot. The focus distance changes by a large amount with each shot. Focus Bracketing 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • The camera takes eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. The camera will take pictures at, and at distances in front of and behind, the focus distance chosen when the shutter button is pressed halfway. • The t indicator turns green during bracketing. • Focus bracketing ends if zoom is adjusted during shooting. • Shooting ends when focus reaches infinity. • Focus bracketing uses the electronic shutter. • Focus bracketing is not available with lenses that have mounts conforming to the Four- Thirds or some Micro Four-Thirds standards.
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Shooting 2 42 EN Using art filters (ART mode) Using art filters, you can easily have fun with artistic effects. 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. 2 Use HI to highlight a filter. Pop Art Effect Off ART 1 ART 1 3 Press G, highlight an effect using HI, and press the Q button. • Press the u button to choose a different art filter. If effects are displayed, press F. • The effects available vary with the selected filter (Soft Focus Effect, Pin Hole Effect, Frame Effect, White Edge Effect, Star Light Effect, Color Filter, Monochrome Color, Blur Effect, or Shade Effect). Off Frame Effect ART 1 ART 1 4 Shoot. $ Notes • [Color Filter] (P. 82) and [Monochrome Color] (P. 83) options are available with some art filters. • The front dial can be used for exposure compensation (P. 60). • The rear dial can be used for program shift (P. 45). • Touch controls can also be used.
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Shooting 2 43 EN  n Types of art filters Pop Art I/II Creates an image that emphasizes the beauty of color. Soft Focus Creates an image that expresses a soft tone atmosphere. Pale&Light Color I/II Creates an image that expresses warm light by scattering overall light and slightly overexposing the image. Light Tone Creates a high-quality image by softening both shadows and highlights. Grainy Film I/II Creates an image that expresses the roughness of black and white images. Pin Hole I/II/III Creates an image that looks as if it was taken using an old or toy camera by dimming the image perimeter. Diorama I/II Creates a miniature-like image by emphasizing saturation and contrast, and blurring unfocused areas. Cross Process I/II Creates an image that expresses a surreal atmosphere. Cross Process II creates an image that emphasizes magenta. Gentle Sepia Creates a high-quality image by drawing out shadows and softening the overall image. Dramatic Tone I/II Creates an image that emphasizes the difference between brightness and darkness by partially increasing contrast. Key Line I/II Creates an image that emphasizes edges and adds an illustrative style. Watercolor I/II Creates a soft, bright image by removing dark areas, blending pale colors on a white canvas, and further softening contours. Vintage I/II/III Expresses an everyday shot in a nostalgic, vintage tone using printed film discoloration and fading. Partial Color I/II/III Impressively expresses a subject by extracting colors you want to emphasize and keeping everything else monotone. Bleach Bypass I/II The “bleach bypass” effect, which you may recognize from motion pictures and the like, can be used to great effect in shots of streetscapes or metal objects. II and III are altered versions of the original (I).
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Shooting 2 44 EN • To maximize the benefits of the art filters, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality (P. 73), 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. • Your choice of filters, effects, and movie quality when recording movies may affect playback speed and smoothness.  n Using [Partial Color] Record only selected hues in color. 1 Select [Partial Color I/II/III] in the art filter menu (P. 42). 2 Highlight an effect and press the Q button. • A color ring appears in the display. Color Color 3 Rotate the front dial or rear dial to select a color. • The effect is visible in the display. 4 Shoot. • If you want to change the extracted color after shooting, rotate the front dial (r) or rear dial (o) to display the color ring.
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Shooting 2 45 EN Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (Program mode) P mode is a shooting mode where the camera automatically sets the optimal aperture and shutter speed according to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 250 250 F5.6 P Wi-Fi L N S-ISON S-ISON F FHD 30p ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • You can use the front dial to select exposure compensation. • You can use the rear dial to select program shift. • The shutter speed and aperture value displays will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. 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 “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 63) Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F2.8 F2.8 The subject is too dark. • Use the flash. F22 F22 4000 4000 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. Program shift (%) 250 250 F5.6 Wi-Fi L N Ps S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 Program shift In P mode, ART mode, and some Z modes, you can choose other combinations of aperture and shutter speed that will produce the same exposure. Turn the rear dial to program shift so that “s” appears next to the shooting mode. To cancel program shift, turn the rear dial until “s” is no longer displayed. • Program shift is not available in other modes or when the flash is used.
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Shooting 2 46 EN Choosing aperture (Aperture Priority mode) A mode is a shooting mode where you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate shutter speed. Rotate the mode dial to A and then use the rear dial to select an aperture value. 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 Wi-Fi L N A S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 • You can use the front dial to select exposure compensation. Setting the aperture value Decreasing aperture value   Increasing aperture value F2.8 F4.0 F5.6 F8.0 F11 (Decreasing depth of field)   (Increasing depth of field) • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 63) Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F5.6 F5.6 The subject is underexposed. • Decrease the aperture value. 4000 4000 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.
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Shooting 2 47 EN Choosing shutter speed (Shutter Priority mode) S mode is a shooting mode where you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate aperture value. Rotate the mode dial to S and then use the rear dial to select shutter speed. Fast shutter speeds freeze motion of fast-moving subjects. Slow shutter speeds add motion by blurring moving subjects. Shutter speed 250 250 F5.6 Wi-Fi L N S S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 • You can use the front dial to select exposure compensation. Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 60" 15 30 60 125 250 4000 (Add motion)   (Freeze motion) • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. • 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 “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 63) 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.
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Shooting 2 48 EN Choosing aperture and shutter speed (Manual mode) M mode is a shooting mode where you choose both the aperture value and shutter speed. Bulb, time, and live composite photography are also available. Rotate the mode dial to M, and then use the front dial to select aperture value and the rear dial to select shutter speed. Difference from correct exposure 250 250 F5.6 Wi-Fi L N M +2.0 +2.0 S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 • The exposure determined by the aperture value and shutter speed you have set and the difference from the suitable exposure measured by the camera are displayed on the monitor. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/4000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB], [LIVE TIME], or [LIVECOMP]. • The brightness of the image displayed in the monitor (or viewfinder) will change with changes in aperture and shutter speed. You can fix the brightness of the display so that you can keep the subject in view while shooting. g [Live View Boost] (P. 110) • Even when you have set [Noise Reduct.], noise and/or light spots may still be noticeable in the image displayed on the monitor and shot images under certain environmental conditions (temperature etc.) and camera settings. 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. 111)
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Shooting 2 49 EN Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/LIVE TIME) Use for photos such as fireworks or night scenery. In M mode, rotate the rear dial in the direction shown until [BULB] or [LIVE TIME] is displayed in the monitor. Bulb photography (BULB): The shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. The exposure ends when the shutter button is released. The view through the lens is not displayed while exposure is in progress. Time photography (LIVE 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. The view through the lens is displayed while exposure is in progress. • To display the view through the lens in the monitor during bulb photography, select an option other than [Off] for [Live Bulb]. • Press the MENU button to choose the display interval for [Live Bulb] or [Live Time] photography. Select [Off] to disable the display while exposure is in progress. • To refresh the display while exposure is in progress, tap the monitor or press the shutter button halfway. • [BULB] and [LIVE TIME] are not available at some ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 122). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting, self-timer shooting, time lapse shooting, image stabilizer, etc.
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Shooting 2 50 EN Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) Combine several exposures to create a photo that records light trails from stars or fireworks and other objects without changing the brightness of the background. 1 In M mode, set the shutter speed to [LIVECOMP]. • In M mode, rotate the rear dial in the direction shown until [LIVECOMP] is displayed in the monitor. 2 Press the MENU button to display [Composite Settings] and press FG to choose the exposure time for the individual exposures. 3 Press the shutter button to ready the camera. • The camera will shoot a frame as a reference for noise reduction. • The camera is ready when [Ready for composite shooting] is displayed in the monitor. 4 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 5 Press the shutter button all with way down to start live composite photography. • The combined image will be displayed in the monitor with each exposure. 6 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • The maximum length of composite shooting is 3 hours. However, the available shooting time will vary depending on shooting conditions, and charging state of the camera. • There are limits on the available ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 122). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting, self-timer shooting, time lapse shooting, image stabilizer, etc.

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