E-M5 Mark II

Olympus E-M5 Mark II manual

E-M5 Mark II

User manual for the Olympus E-M5 Mark II in English. This PDF manual has 186 pages.

Page: 1
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. Battery, battery charger, and card 8. Interchangeable lenses 9. Using separately sold accessories 10. Information 11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 12. Additions/modifications by firmware update 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. Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA Model No. : E-M5 II
Page: 2
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.
Page: 3
3 EN Table of Contents Quick task index 7 Names of parts ...........................10 Preparation 12 Unpack the box contents...........12 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................13 Inserting the card .......................14 Removing the card ...................14 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................15 Using the monitor.......................16 Power on .....................................17 Setting the date/time..................18 Shooting 19 Information displays while shooting ......................................19 Monitor display when shooting....................................19 Switching between displays......21 Switching between shooting using live view and shooting using the viewfinder..................21 Switching the information display ......................................22 Shooting still pictures................23 Shooting with touch screen operations.................................25 Using iAUTO mode...................26 Shooting in scene mode...........28 Using art filters..........................30 Using PHOTO STORY .............32 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode)....................34 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......35 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........36 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........37 Shooting with long exposure time (BULB)......................................37 Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) ..................................................38 Recording movies ......................39 Using movie mode (n)............40 Taking photographs during movie recording (Movie+Photo Mode) .......................................41 Using the silencing function when shooting a movie.............41 Shooting “My Clips” ..................42 Editing “My Clips” .....................43 Shooting slow/quick motion movies ......................................44 Using shooting options .............45 Calling shooting options ...........45 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........47 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................47 Setting the AF target (AF Area) ..................................48 Using small target and group target (Setting AF target) ..........48 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF.............................................49 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot AF)........................50 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................51 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............52 Controlling color (Color Creator)..........................52 Table of Contents
Page: 4
4 EN Table of Contents Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images .........................53 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................54 ISO sensitivity...........................54 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................55 Making fine adjustments to white balance (white balance compensation)..........................56 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................57 Sequential shooting/ using the self timer ...................58 Shooting without the vibration caused by shutter button operations (Anti-Shock z)......59 Shooting without shutter sound (Silent[♥])..................................59 Shooting still pictures in a higher resolution (High Res Shot) .......60 Setting the image aspect..........60 Selecting image quality (still image quality mode)..........61 Selecting image quality (movie image quality mode) .....62 Using a flash (flash photography)...................63 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............66 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)......................66 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................70 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (sharpness).............71 Making fine adjustments to contrast (contrast).....................71 Making fine adjustments to saturation (saturation)...............71 Making fine adjustments to tone (gradation) ................................72 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ................73 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)...................74 Adding effects to a movie .........74 Playback 76 Information display during playback......................................76 Playback image information .....76 Switching the information display ......................................77 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................78 Index display/ Calendar display.......................79 Viewing still images ..................79 Volume......................................80 Watching movies ......................81 Protecting images.....................81 Erasing images.........................81 Setting a transfer order on images ([Share Order]).............82 Selecting images ([Share Order Selected], [0], [Erase Selected]) ...........82 Using the touch screen..............83 Selecting and protecting images......................................83 Menu functions 84 Basic menu operations..............84 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................85 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................85 Deleting all images (Card Setup).............................85 Returning to default settings (Reset)......................................86
Page: 5
5 EN Table of Contents Registering Favorites settings (Myset)......................................86 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................87 Image quality (K)...................87 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............88 Setting the self timer (j/Y).....................................88 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (i time lapse shooting)...................................89 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........90 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)...................93 Keystone correction and perspective control (Keystone Comp.).....................94 Setting anti-shock/silent shooting (Anti-Shockz/ Silent[♥]) ...................................95 Setting hi-res shot (High Res Shot)........................95 Wireless remote control flash photography.....................95 Using the playback menu..........96 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................96 Editing still images....................96 Canceling all protections ..........98 Using the setup menu................99 X (Date/time setting) ...............99 W (Changing the display language)..................................99 i (Monitor brightness adjustment)...............................99 Rec View ..................................99 Wi-Fi Settings ...........................99 c Menu Display .......................99 Firmware...................................99 Using the custom menus.........100 R AF/MF ................................100 S Button/Dial/Lever ...............101 T Release/j .......................101 U Disp/8/PC........................102 V Exp/p/ISO........................104 W # Custom..........................105 X K/Color/WB.....................105 Y Record/Erase.....................106 Z Movie .................................107 b Built-In EVF........................109 k K Utility............................109 AEL/AFL .................................110 MF Assist................................ 111 t Lever Function................. 111 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................112 Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) ..............113 Adding information displays....114 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically ..........115 Combinations of movie image sizes and compression rates........................................116 Shooting self-portraits using the selfie assist menu.............116 Selecting the display style of the viewfinder .........................117 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 118 Connecting to a smartphone...119 Transferring images to a smartphone...............................120 Shooting remotely with a smartphone...............................120 Adding position information to images...................................121
Page: 6
6 EN Table of Contents Changing the connection method ......................................122 Changing the password...........122 Cancelling a share order .........123 Initializing wireless LAN settings......................................123 Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 124 Connecting the camera to a computer...................................124 Copying pictures to a computer...................................124 Installing the PC software .......125 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....127 Easy printing...........................127 Custom printing ......................128 Print reservation (DPOF) .........129 Creating a print order..............129 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order.................130 Battery, battery charger, and card 131 Battery and charger .................131 Using your charger abroad .....131 Usable cards.............................132 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................133 Interchangeable lenses 134 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications..........................135 Using separately sold accessories 139 Power Battery Holder (HLD-8) ......................................139 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........141 Wireless remote control flash photography............................141 Other external flash units........143 Principal Accessories..............143 System chart.............................144 Information 146 Shooting tips and information................................146 Error codes ...............................148 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................150 Cleaning the camera ..............150 Storage...................................150 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device...............150 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....151 Menu directory..........................152 Specifications...........................159 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 162 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........162 Additions/modifications by firmware update 172 Index 181
Page: 7
7 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 26 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 60 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene mode (SCN) 28 Pro-level photography made simple Live Guide 26 Adjusting the brightness of a photograph Exposure compensation 47 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 26 Aperture priority shooting 35 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 26 Shutter priority shooting 36 Scene mode (SCN) 28 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 55 One-touch white balance 56 Processing pictures to match the subject/ Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 70 Art filter (ART) 30 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Using the touch screen 25 AF Area 48 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 50 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 50 Recomposing photographs after focusing C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 51 Taking photos without the flash DIS Mode/ISO 28/54 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer/Anti-shock shooting 57/59 Self-timer 58 Remote cable 143 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 63 Gradation (Picture Mode) 72 Quick task index
Page: 8
8 EN Quick task index Photographing fireworks Bulb/time photography 37 Live composite photography 38 Scene mode (SCN) 28 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 72 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 22/47 Highlight&Shadow Control 52 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 104 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment/Live View Boost 99/102 Checking set effect before taking a picture Preview function 67 Test Picture 67 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 22 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 102 Zooming in on photos to check focus AUTOq (Rec View) 99 Self-portraits Self-timer 58 Scene mode (SCN) 28 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 58 Extending the useful life of the battery Quick Sleep Mode 110 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 61 Shooting remotely with a smartphone Shooting remotely with a smartphone 120 Shooting without recording the shutter sound Silent[♥] 59
Page: 9
9 EN Quick task index Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI/Video Out 102 Playback on TV 112 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 80 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 97 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 97 Printing made easy Direct printing 127 Commercial prints Creating a print order 129 Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone 120 Adding location data to images Adding location data to images 121 Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 18 Restoring default settings Reset 86 Saving the settings Myset 86 Changing the menu display language W 99 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 103
Page: 10
10 EN Names of parts Names of parts 1 5 7 8 9 0 a m l e f h g j k i 6 b c d 4 3 2 1 u (LV) button (Fn3) ..............P. 21, 66 2 Rear dial* (o) .................P. 34–37, 46–47, 62, 68–69 3 R (Movie)/H button...........P. 39, 66, 82 4 Fn2 button ........................ P. 52, 68, 111 5 Shutter button .................................P. 24 6 Strap eyelet.....................................P. 12 7 Front dial* (r)...................P. 34–37, 79 8 HDR button (Fn4) ....................P. 53, 66 9 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 15 0 z (Preview) button.........................P. 67 a Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) b Stereo microphone .............P. 74, 82, 98 c ON/OFF lever ................................P. 17 d Mode dial lock.................................P. 23 e Mode dial ........................................P. 23 f External flash connector ...............P. 143 g Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator .............................................P. 58/P. 100 h Connector cover i Lens release button ........................P. 15 j Lens lock pin k Microphone connector (Third-party commercial microphones can be used. l3.5 stereo mini-plug) l HDMI connector (Type D).............P. 112 m Multi-connector .............P. 112, 124, 127 * In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial.
Page: 11
11 EN Names of parts 5 4 6 2 3 7 8 0 9 a e b d c 1 i j k f h g 1 Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 21 2 Monitor (Touch screen) ................................P. 19, 21, 46, 76, 83 3 Viewfinder ......................................P. 21 4 Eye sensor 5 Eyecup..........................................P. 143 6 Hot shoe .................................P. 63, 141 7 Fn1 button ......................................P. 66 8 Lever................................ P. 34–37, 111 9 MENU button.................................P. 84 0 Speaker a INFO button.............................P. 22, 77 b Q button ...........................P. 46–47, 84 c Arrow pad*......................................P. 78 d q (Playback) button......................P. 78 e  (Erase) button ............................P. 81 f Tripod socket g PBH cover.....................................P. 139 h Battery compartment cover.............P. 13 i Battery compartment lock...............P. 13 j Card slot .........................................P. 14 k Card slot cover................................P. 14 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
Page: 12
12 EN Preparation 1 1 Preparation 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-LM3 Lithium ion battery BLN-1 Lithium ion charger BCN-1 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.
Page: 13
13 EN Preparation 1 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 4 hours) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet Lithium ion charger Charging indicator AC cable Direction indicating mark (C) Lithium ion battery Cautions • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 2 Opening the battery compartment cover. Battery compartment lock Battery compartment cover 2 1 3 Loading the battery. Direction indicating mark 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. 131).
Page: 14
14 EN Preparation 1 Inserting the card 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. 132) before use. 1 Loading the card. • Open the card slot cover. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 132) 3 2 1 Terminal area Cautions • 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 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. 19) is displayed.
Page: 15
15 EN Preparation 1 Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Attach a lens to the camera. Lens attachment mark 1 2 Rear cap 2 1 3 • Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. • 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 clockwise until you hear it click (direction indicated by arrow 3). Cautions • 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. 2 Remove the lens cap. 1 1 2 1 1 2   Removing the lens from the camera Make sure the camera is turned off when removing the lens. 1 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. 134).
Page: 16
16 EN Preparation 1 Using the monitor You can change the orientation and angle of the monitor. Please use the camera with the monitor facing outwards. 2 1 3 Lower angle/Upper angle Self portrait • If you are using a power zoom lens, it will automatically move to the wide angle side when the monitor is set in the selfie position. • When the monitor is in the selfie position, you can switch to the screen for taking self portraits. g “Shooting self-portraits using the selfie assist menu” (P. 116)
Page: 17
17 EN Preparation 1 Power on 1 Move the ON/OFF lever to the ON position. • 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 Battery level ; (green): Camera ready to shoot. (Displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on.) : (green): Low battery ] (blinks red): Charge the battery.    Monitor 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi 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.
Page: 18
18 EN Preparation 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. 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. MENU button j 4:3 D 1 2 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set Digital Tele-converter Off j/Y/ 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 2015 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. Cautions • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may reset to the factory default setting. $ Notes • You can synchronize the time correctly by pressing Q at a time signal of 0 seconds while setting [min].
Page: 19
19 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display when shooting 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 400 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO 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 -3 -3 off -2.0 -2.0 N 1 3 B TO B B B TO TO TO UTO UTO FPS Wi-Fi FP 28mm S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO F FHD 60p z A B C D E y x w 1 g h i j k l m f e 3 2 6 5 4 9 7 0a b s v r q p o t n d c F 8 u 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 14 2 Wireless LAN connection ..............................................P. 118–123 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 141 4 RC mode.......................................P. 141 5 Auto bracket/HDR..................P. 90/P. 53 6 Multiple exposure............................P. 93 7 High frame rate.............................P. 102 8 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 88 9 Time lapse shooting........................P. 89 0 Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 49 a Movie sound ...................................P. 74 b Zoom operation direction/ Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ................P. 137/P. 149 c Flash...............................................P. 63 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 24 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 57 f Art filter ...........................................P. 30 Scene mode....................................P. 28 Picture mode...................................P. 70 g White balance.................................P. 55 h Sequential shooting/Self-timer/ Anti-Shock shooting/Silent shooting/ High resolution shot..................P. 58, 59 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 60 j Record mode (still images).............P. 61 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 62 l Available recording time m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 133 n Highlight and shadow control..........P. 52 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 66 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 47 p Level gauge q Exposure compensation value........P. 47 r Aperture value .........................P. 34–37 s Shutter speed ..........................P. 34–37 t Histogram .......................................P. 22 u Preview...........................................P. 67 v AE Lock ........................................P. 110 w Shooting mode.........................P. 23–40 x Myset ..............................................P. 86 y Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 25 z Flash intensity control.....................P. 66 A ISO sensitivity.................................P. 54 B AF mode .........................................P. 51 C Metering mode................................P. 54 D Flash mode.....................................P. 63 E Battery check F Live guide recall..............................P. 26
Page: 20
20 EN Shooting 2 Monitor display during movie mode Wi-Fi 28mm K J I G n P P FHD F 60p H M-IS M-IS 1 L R L R TC 00:00:00:00 DF 01:02:03 01:02:03 WMUTX ISO ISO AUTO AUTO C-AF C-AF G Recording level meter.............P. 74, 107 H Silent shooting tab ..........................P. 41 I Shooting mode................................P. 74 J Movie effect ....................................P. 40 K Time code.....................................P. 108
Page: 21
21 EN Shooting 2 Switching between displays Switching between shooting using live view and shooting using the viewfinder 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. Shooting using the viewfinder  Viewfinder Automatically lights up when your eye moves close. When the viewfinder is lit up, the monitor turns off. 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 Cursor 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL When setting shooting functions, if you press the Q button, a cursor will appear on the LV super control panel. Touch the function you want to set. u button 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.
Page: 22
22 EN Shooting 2 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO Custom display 2 INFO INFO 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 INFO Custom display 1 Image only Information display on 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi F FHD 60p 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi F FHD 60p 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. More Less Dark Bright 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.
Page: 23
23 EN Shooting 2 Shooting still pictures Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode, and then shoot the image. Indicator Mode icon   Types of shooting modes For how to use the various shooting modes, see the following. A ....................P. 26 SCN .....................P. 28 ART .....................P. 30 J..........................P. 32 P...........................P. 34 A..........................P. 35 S...........................P. 36 M..........................P. 37 n.........................P. 39 1 Press the mode dial lock to unlock it, and then turn to set the mode you wish to use. • 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. 2 Set up the camera and decide on the composition. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position
Page: 24
24 EN Shooting 2 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 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 28mm Wi-Fi Press the shutter button halfway. AF target AF confirmation mark • 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. 146) 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • 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
Page: 25
25 EN Shooting 2 Shooting with touch screen operations Tap T to cycle through touch screen settings. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi T Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This function is not available in n mode. U Touch screen operations disabled. 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. • Touch S to turn off the display of the AF target. 14 14 10 10 7 7 5 5 3x 3x 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Off 2 Use the slider to adjust the size of the AF target, and then tap Y to zoom in at the frame position. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap Z to cancel the zoom display. Cautions • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Panorama/3D/e-portrait/multiple exposure/during bulb, time or live composite 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.
Page: 26
26 EN Shooting 2 Using iAUTO mode 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. Using live guides 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 the live guides. • Touch a guide item and press Q after selecting to display the slider of the level bar. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Tab Change Color Saturation 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. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, select an item and touch a to display 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 Level bar/selection 4 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 2 and 3. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. Change Color Saturation 5 Shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button.
Page: 27
27 EN Shooting 2 Cautions • [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. • 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. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over or underexposed.
Page: 28
28 EN Shooting 2 Shooting in scene mode Select a scene according to the subject. 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using the arrow pad (FG). • On the scene menu screen, press I to display details of the scene mode on the camera monitor. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the scene menu. Portrait 1   Types of scene modes O Portrait H High Key ( Fireworks P e-Portrait I Low Key g Beach & Snow L Landscape q DIS Mode f n Fisheye Effect K Landscape+Portrait J Macro w n Wide-Angle J Sport r Nature Macro m n Macro i Hand-Held Starlight Q Candle T 3D Photo G Night Scene R Sunset J Panning U Night+Portrait T Documents G Children s Panorama (P. 29) 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. Cautions • To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • 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.
Page: 29
29 EN Shooting 2 • [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 1824 × 1024. RAW photography is not available. Frame coverage is not 100%. • In [Panning], camera movement is detected and the optimal shutter speed is controlled when moving the camera to track a moving subject. It is convenient for shooting moving subjects as if the background is flowing. 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. 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” (P. 124) 1 Select [Panorama] in SCN and press Q. 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 M 4 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. 5 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.
Page: 30
30 EN Shooting 2 Using art filters Using art filters, you can easily have fun with artistic effects.   Types of art filters j Pop Art Creates an image that emphasizes the beauty of color. k Soft Focus Creates an image that expresses a soft tone atmosphere. l Pale&Light Color Creates an image that expresses warm light by scattering overall light and slightly overexposing the image. m Light Tone Creates a high-quality image by softening both shadows and highlights. n Grainy Film Creates an image that expresses the roughness of black and white images. o Pin Hole Creates an image that looks as if it was taken using an old or toy camera by dimming the image perimeter. s Diorama Creates a miniature-like image by emphasizing saturation and contrast, and blurring unfocused areas. t Cross Process Creates an image that expresses a surreal atmosphere. Cross Process II creates an image that emphasizes magenta. u Gentle Sepia Creates a high-quality image by drawing out shadows and softening the overall image. v Dramatic Tone Creates an image that emphasizes the difference between brightness and darkness by partially increasing contrast. Y Key Line Creates an image that emphasizes edges and adds an illustrative style. Z Watercolor Creates a soft, bright image by removing dark areas, blending pale colors on a white canvas, and further softening contours. G Vintage Expresses an everyday shot in a nostalgic, vintage tone using printed film discoloration and fading. H Partial Color Impressively expresses a subject by extracting colors you want to emphasize and keeping everything else monotone. u ART BKT (Art Filter Bracket) Each time the shutter is released, the camera creates copies for all selected art filters.
Page: 31
31 EN Shooting 2 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using the arrow pad (FG). • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the art filter menu. Pop Art 1 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, shade effect * The effects available vary with the selected filter. Cautions • To maximize the benefits of the art filters, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • 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. Setting and taking partial color images You can create images that extract only the colors that you selected using the color ring. Rotate the front dial (r) or rear dial (o) to select a color to extract. The effects will be displayed in live view. If you want to change the extracted color after shooting, rotate the front dial (r) or rear dial (o) to display the color ring. COLOR
Page: 32
32 EN Shooting 2 Using PHOTO STORY You can shoot a PHOTO STORY. Shoot with selected PHOTO STORY type. 1 Rotate the mode dial to J. • A PHOTO STORY menu will be displayed. A: Standard B: Speed C: Zoom In/Out D: Layout F: Fun Frames Q: Works in progress Standard 1 1 2 3 4 2 Use FG to choose the theme of the PHOTO STORY. • You can display a detailed screen where you choose the variation or number of frames by using I. • 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 After pressing I, use FG to change the variation. 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. • Touch any of the frames not containing an image to set that frame as 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 • To end shooting before taking all the frames, press the MENU button, and select an image saving method. [Save]: Save images to an SD card and end shooting. [Finish later]: Save images to an SD card and temporarily end shooting. Saved data can be called and shooting can be resumed later. (P. 33) [Discard]: End shooting without saving images.
Page: 33
33 EN Shooting 2 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 Shot image Next frame 6 Once you have shot all the frames, press Q to save the image. $ 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. Movie/Sequential shooting (except when the theme is [Speed])/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. If you temporarily saved partway through shooting, recording space for frames not yet taken is reserved on the SD card. Resuming shooting of works in progress 1 Set the mode dial to J. 2 Use FG to select Works in progress Q. • Partially saved data is displayed in the index. • Q appears on partially saved data. 3 Select the data with which you want to resume shooting using the arrow pad, and press the Q button. • Shooting resumes from the previous session. 12:30 2015.01.01
Page: 34
34 EN Shooting 2 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P 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 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • 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 correct 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. 54) Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can choose different combinations of aperture value and shutter speed without altering exposure. An “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, press FG until “s” is no longer displayed. Cautions • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Ps Wi-Fi Program shift
Page: 35
35 EN Shooting 2 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) Mode A is a shooting mode where you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate shutter speed. Rotale the mode dial to A. 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 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Exposure compensation ISO o Aperture value White balance Setting the aperture value Decreasing aperture value   Increasing aperture value F2.8 F4.0 F5.6 F8.0 F11 • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" 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. 54)
Page: 36
36 EN Shooting 2 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) Mode S is a shooting mode where you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate aperture. Rotate the mode dial to S. 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. 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 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Exposure compensation ISO o Shutter speed White balance Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 60" 15 30 60 125 250 8000 • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct 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. 54)
Page: 37
37 EN Shooting 2 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) Mode M is a shooting mode where you choose both the aperture and shutter speed. They can be set even in bulb, time, and live composite photography, where the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Set the mode dial to M. • The exposure determined by the aperture value and shutter speed you have set, and the difference relative to a suitable exposure measured by the camera are displayed on the monitor. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/8000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME], or [LIVECOMP]. Difference from correct exposure 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N M 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Front dial Lever Rear dial Dial Position of the lever 1 2 r Aperture value ISO o Shutter speed White balance Cautions • If you change the aperture value and shutter speed, the display on the monitor (or viewfinder) will not change. To display the image as it is going to be shot, set [Live View Boost] (P. 102) in Custom Menu. • 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. 104) Shooting with long exposure time (BULB) Use for night landscapes and fireworks. In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME]. 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. • During bulb, time, or live composite photography, the screen brightness changes automatically. g “Bulb/Time Monitor” (P. 104)
Page: 38
38 EN Shooting 2 • When using [LIVE TIME], the progress of the exposure will be displayed in the monitor during shooting. The display can also be refreshed by touching the monitor. • [Live Bulb] (P. 104) can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography. Cautions • There are limits on the available ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce camera blur, mount the camera on a sturdy tripod and use a remote cable (P. 143). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/interval shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing/multiple exposure* etc. * When an option other than [Off] is selected for [Live Bulb] or [Live Time] (P. 104) Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) You can record a composite image from multiple shots while observing changes in bright flashes of light, such as fireworks and stars, without changing the brightness of the background. 1 Set an exposure time to be the reference in [Composite Settings] (P. 104). 2 In M mode, set the shutter speed to [LIVECOMP]. • When the shutter speed is set to [LIVECOMP], you can display the [Composite Settings] by pressing the MENU button. 3 Press the shutter button once to prepare for shooting. • You can shoot when a message that indicates preparations are complete is displayed in the monitor. 4 Press the shutter button. • Live composite shooting begins. A composite image is displayed after each reference exposure time, allowing you to observe changes in light. • During composite shooting, the screen brightness changes automatically. 5 Press the shutter button to end shooting. • 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. Cautions • There are limits on the available ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce camera blur, mount the camera on a sturdy tripod and use a remote cable (P. 143). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/interval shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing etc.
Page: 39
39 EN Shooting 2 Recording movies You can record movies when the mode dial is on any mode except J (PHOTO STORY). 1 Press the R button to begin recording. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording. R button 00:02:18 00:02:18 42mm TC 00:00:00:00 DF 2 Press the R button again to end recording. 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 size of the movie file being recorded exceeds 4 GB, the file will be split automatically. • When recording movies, use an SD card that supports an SD speed class of 10 or higher. • To continuously record a movie of 4 GB or larger, do not set the image quality mode to All-Intra. Use another mode. • 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. • 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, time or composite photography/sequential shooting/Panorama/SCN mode (e-Portrait, Hand-Held Starlight, 3D)/time lapse shooting
Page: 40
40 EN Shooting 2 Using movie mode (n) With movie mode (n), 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. 74) 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. W Art Fade Film with the selected picture mode effect. The fade effect is applied to the transition between scenes. M Old Film Randomly apply damage and dust-like noise similar to old movies. U Multi Echo Apply an after-image effect. After-images will appear behind moving objects. T 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. X 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. Art Fade Touch the icon. The effect will be applied gradually when you release your finger. Old Film Touch the icon for the effect to be applied. Touch again to cancel the effect. 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.
Page: 41
41 EN Shooting 2 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 M or press the Fn2 button to zoom in on the area in the zoom frame. • Touch N or press the Fn2 button to return to the zoom frame display. 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 10 or better. Movie recording may end unexpectedly if a slower card is used. • When mode1 has been set for taking photographs during movie recording (P. 108), you cannot take photographs while using other movie effects than Movie Tele-converter. • [e-Portrait] and [Diorama] cannot be used at the same time as Art Fade. • The sound of touch operations and button operations may be recorded. • Art Fade cannot be used when shooting clips. • When shooting slow/quick motion movies, you cannot use other movie effects than Movie Tele-converter.  Taking photographs during movie recording (Movie+Photo Mode) • Press the shutter button during movie recording to record one of the frames of the movie as a photograph. To end movie recording, press the R button. The photograph and movie files will be recorded separately to the memory card. The record mode of the photographs will be XN (16:9). • There is also a way of recording a photograph of a higher quality. g [Movie+Photo Mode] (P. 108) Cautions • You cannot take photographs while recording clips or slow/quick motion when [Movie+Photo Mode] is set to [mode1]. Set the frame rate to 30p or less. The number of photographs may be limited. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. Using the silencing function when shooting a movie You can prevent the camera from recording operating sounds that occur due to camera operations while shooting. The following functions are available as touch operations. • Power zoom*/headphone volume/recording volume/aperture/ shutter speed/exposure compensation/ISO sensitivity * Only available with power zoom lenses Touch the silent shooting tab to display the function items. After touching an item, touch the displayed arrows to select the settings. 00:02:18 00:02:18 42mm TC 00:00:00:00 DF Silent shooting tab
Page: 42
42 EN Shooting 2 Shooting “My Clips” You can create a single My Clips movie file including multiple short movies (clips). You can also add still pictures to the My Clips movie.  Shooting 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Press Q to display the live control, and select movie image quality mode using the rear dial. P P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO n P P C-AF C-AF j 1 M-IS M-IS FHD F 30p FHD SF 60p HD N 60p 01:01:07 01:01:07 FHD 30p F FHD 60p F Settings 3 Use the front dial to select MOV FHD 30p F for shooting movie clips and press Q. • Press the INFO button to change [Frame Rate] and [Clip Recording Time]. 4 Press the R button to start shooting. • The recording ends automatically when the preset shooting time has elapsed, and a screen for checking the recorded movie is displayed. Press the R button to save your clip and begin shooting the next one. • If you press the R button again during shooting, the shooting will continue while the button is held down (up to a maximum of 16 seconds). 5 Press the R button to shoot the next clip. • The confirmation screen will disappear and shooting of the next clip will start. • To delete the clip you have shot or save it in a different My Clips, perform the following on the confirmation screen. F My Clips will be played back, starting from the beginning. G Changes the My Clips in which to save the clip and the position at which to add the new clip. S Deletes the shot clip without saving it. • Press the shutter button half-way down to add the next shot. The clip is saved in the same My Clips as the previous clip. • Clips with different frame rate and number of pixels will be stored in different My Clips.  Playback You can play back the files in My Clips consecutively. 1 Press q and select an image marked c. 2 Press Q and select [Play My Clips] using FG. Then press Q again. • The files in My Clips will play back consecutively. • Press Q to end the consecutive playback.
Page: 43
43 EN Shooting 2 Editing “My Clips” You can create a single movie file from My Clips. The shot clips are stored in My Clips. You can add movie clips and still pictures to My Clips. You can also add screen transition effects and art filter effects. 1 Press q and then turn the rear dial to play back My Clips. Q Index display Calendar display Single-frame playback 2015.01.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Wi-Fi 2015.01.01 12:30 21 2015.1 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 28 29 30 31 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 28 29 30 31 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 c 11:24 MOV FHD 30p c 12:12 MOV FHD 30p 2015.01.01 c 11:23 MOV FHD 30p 12:30 q p q p q p My Clips playback*1 *1 If one or more My Clips have been created, it will be displayed here (P. 42) 2 Use FG or touch the screen to select My Clips to use. 3 Select an item using FG and press the Q button. Play My Clips Plays back the files in My Clips in order, starting from the beginning. Play Movie When a movie file has been selected, you can control playback in movie mode. Rearrange Order Move or add files in My Clips. Preset Destination From the next time you shoot, movies shot in the same image quality mode will be added to this c My Clips. Delete My Clips Deletes all unprotected files from My Clips. Erase Press the  button during playback of the image you wish to delete from My Clips. Select [Yes] and press Q to delete. 4 Display My Clips from which you wish to create the movie. Select [Export My Clips] and press Q. 5 Select an item using FG and press the Q button. Clip Effects You can apply 6 types of art effects. Transition Effect You can apply fade effects. BGM Set [Joy] or [Off]. Recorded Clip Volume Set BGM to [Joy] to set a volume for sounds recorded in the movie. Recorded Clip Sound Set [On] to create a movie with the recorded sound. This setting is only available when BGM is set to [Off]. Preview Preview the files of the edited My Clips in order, starting from the first file.
Page: 44
44 EN Shooting 2 6 When you have finished the editings, select [Begin Export] and press Q. • The combined album is saved as a single movie. • Exporting a movie may take some time. • The maximum length for My Clips is 15 minutes and the maximum file size is 4 GB. • My Clips will be recorded in Full HD and Fine. Cautions • It may take a while for My Clips to display after taking out, inserting, erasing, or protecting the card. • You can record a maximum of 99 My Clips and a maximum of 99 cuts per clip. The maximum values may vary depending on the file size and length of My Clips. • You cannot add movies other than clips to My Clips. Shooting slow/quick motion movies You can create slow motion or quick motion movies. You can set the recording speed using nc in image quality mode. 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Press Q to display the live control, and select movie image quality mode using the rear dial. P P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO n P P C-AF C-AF j 1 M-IS M-IS FHD F 30p FHD SF 60p HD N 60p 01:01:07 01:01:07 FHD 60p F c 30p F c FHD Settings MOV 1920×1080 Fine 30p OFF ×3.75 3 Use the front dial to select MOVnFHD 30p F (custom image quality mode) and press INFO. 4 Use the rear dial to select a recording speed, then press Q. • Increase the recording speed multiplication factor to shoot a quick motion movie. Reduce the multiplication factor to shoot a slow motion movie. 5 Press the R button to start shooting. • Press the Q button again to end shooting. • The movie will be played back at a fixed speed so that it appears to be in slow motion or quick motion. Cautions • Sound will not be recorded. • Any picture mode art filters will be canceled. • You cannot set slow/quick motion shooting when the bit rate is [All-Intra]. • You cannot set slow/quick motion shooting when the frame rate is [60p] or [50p].
Page: 45
45 EN Shooting 2 Using shooting options Calling shooting options You can call up especially often-used shooting options using pre-allocated buttons. To select shooting options not assigned to buttons, use the LV super control panel that displays the current status of the shooting settings. Touch or use the arrow pad to select options and change the settings. When not using live view shooting, you can display the normal super control panel on the monitor. LV super control panel 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL 2 1 6 7 8 9 a 0 c d f e b 5 3 4 Super control panel 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL Settings that can be modified using LV super control panel 1 Currently selected option 2 ISO sensitivity.................................P. 54 3 Flash mode.....................................P. 63 4 Flash intensity control.....................P. 66 5 Sequential shooting/Self-timer........P. 58 6 White balance.................................P. 55 White balance compensation..........P. 56 7 Picture mode...................................P. 70 8 Sharpness N..................................P. 71 Contrast J .....................................P. 71 Saturation T .................................P. 71 Gradation z...................................P. 72 B&W Filter x .................................P. 72 Picture tone y ...............................P. 73 9 Color space.....................................P. 73 0 Button function assignment ............P. 66 a Face priority....................................P. 49 b Metering mode................................P. 54 c Aspect ratio.....................................P. 60 d Record mode ............................P. 61, 62 e AF mode .........................................P. 51 AF target.........................................P. 48 f Image stabilizer...............................P. 57 Cautions • Not displayed in movie mode and PHOTO STORY mode. • When you are using the normal super control panel display, the camera will enter sleep mode if no operation is performed for 3 seconds. The camera can be reactivated by pressing the shutter button. g “Quick Sleep Mode” (P. 110)
Page: 46
46 EN Shooting 2 1 Press the Q button in P/A/S/M modes. • The super control panel is displayed. 2 Tap the desired item. • The item will be highlighted. 3 Turn the front dial to change a setting. $ Notes • You can also perform operations using the dials. Use the rear dial to select items and the front dial to change settings. • If you have set up a custom menu in advance, you can display the super control panel when using A, SCN or ART. 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL Cursor 250 250 F5.6 i NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 WB U AEL/AFL Live control In movie mode and PHOTO STORY mode, you can use live control to select the shooting function while checking the effect on the screen. When the controls in KControl Settings is set to [Live Control], you can use live control even in A, P, A, S, M, ART and SCN modes. (P. 102) P P P P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO n P P A A S S M M P P S-AF S-AF j M-IS M-IS FHD F 60p 1 Program Auto Settings Functions Live control screen  Available settings Image stabilizer*...................................P. 57 Picture mode*.......................................P. 70 Scene mode .........................................P. 28 Art filter mode .......................................P. 30 White balance* .....................................P. 55 Sequential shooting/Self-timer* ............P. 58 Aspect ratio...........................................P. 60 Record mode*.......................................P. 62 n mode*..............................................P. 40 Flash mode...........................................P. 63 Flash intensity control...........................P. 66 Metering mode......................................P. 54 AF mode*..............................................P. 51 ISO sensitivity* .....................................P. 54 Face priority* ........................................P. 49 Movie sound record*.............................P. 74 * Available in n mode.
Page: 47
47 EN Shooting 2 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 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO WB Auto P P S-AF S-AF AUTO AUTO M-IS M-IS 1 n F FHD 60p Cursor Displays the selected function name Cursor r or HI o or F G Cautions • Some items are not available in some shooting modes. 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 ±3.0 EV, the exposure bar will begin flashing. • Movies can be corrected in a range up to ±3.0 EV. Locking the exposure (AE Lock) You can lock just the exposure by pressing the Fn1 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 Fn1 button once, the exposure is locked and u is displayed. g “AEL/AFL” (P. 110) • Press the Fn1 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.
Page: 48
48 EN Shooting 2 Setting the AF target (AF Area) Choose which of the 81 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press the arrow pad to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to change to single target display and select the AF position. • “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. All Targets Single Target All Targets The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. Cautions • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the camera automatically switches to single target mode. • The size and number of the AF target changes depending on the [Digital Tele-converter], [Image Aspect], and group target settings. Using small target and group target (Setting AF target) You can change the target selection method and target size. You can also select Face priority AF (P. 49). 1 Press the arrow pad to display the AF target. 2 Press the INFO button during AF target selection and choose a selection method using FG. INFO i i o FG i i o (All Targets) The camera selects automatically from among all the AF targets. I (Single Target) You select a single AF target. K (Small Target) The AF target can be reduced in size. J (Group Target) The camera automatically chooses from the targets in the selected group. Cautions • When shooting movies, the camera automatically switches to single target mode. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the camera automatically switches to single target mode.
Page: 49
49 EN Shooting 2 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. 1 Press the arrow pad to display the AF target. 2 Press the INFO button. • You can change the AF target selection method. 3 Use HI to select an option and press Q. i i o Selection method J Face Priority Off Face priority off. I Face Priority On Face priority on. K Face & Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF. L Face & R. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the right for face-priority AF. M Face & L. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the left for face-priority AF. 4 Point the camera at your subject. • If a face is detected, it will be indicated by a white border. 5 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. • When the camera focuses on the face in the white border, the border will turn green. • If the camera is able to detect the subject’s eyes, it will display a green frame over the selected eye. (pupil detection AF) 6 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi Cautions • Face priority applies only to the first shot in each sequence taken during sequential shooting. • Depending on the subject and the art filter setting, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. • When set to [p (Digital ESP metering)], metering is performed with priority given to faces. $ Notes • Face priority is also available in [MF]. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white frames.
Page: 50
50 EN Shooting 2 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot AF) You can zoom in on a portion of the frame when adjusting focus. Choosing a high zoom ratio allows you to use autofocus to focus on a smaller area than is normally covered by the AF target. You can also position the focus target more precisely. 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi Shooting display 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Off Wi-Fi Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U U U U U(Press and hold) /Q 1 Pre-assign a (zoom icon) to one of the buttons using [Button Function] (P. 66). 2 Press the U button to display the zoom frame. • If the camera was focused using autofocus just before the button was pressed, the zoom frame will be displayed at the current focus position. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • Press the INFO button and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. (×3, ×5, ×7, ×10, ×14) 3 Press the U button again to zoom in on the zoom frame. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • You can change the zoom ratio by rotating the front dial (r) or rear dial (o). 4 Press the shutter button halfway to initiate autofocus. • The camera will focus using the subject in the frame at the center of the screen. To change the focus position, move it by touching the screen. $ Notes • You can also display and move the zoom frame using touch screen operations. Cautions • Zoom is visible only in the monitor and has no effect on the resulting photographs. • When you are using a Four Thirds system lens, the AF will not operate with during zoom display. • While zoomed in, a sound is made by the IS (Image Stabilizer).

Question & answers

Have a question about the Olympus E-M5 Mark II but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Olympus E-M5 Mark II. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Olympus E-M5 Mark II as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.

Ask a question about the Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Name
Email
Reaction

View a manual of the Olympus E-M5 Mark II below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Olympus
  • Product: Digital cameras
  • Model/name: E-M5 Mark II
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, Polish, Spanish