E-P2 KIT

Olympus E-P2 KIT manual

E-P2 KIT

User manual for the Olympus E-P2 KIT in English. This PDF manual has 163 pages.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL z Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. z We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. z The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. z The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are addition and/or modification of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. DIGITAL CAMERA INSTRUCTION MANUAL EN Basic guide P.2 Review the camera part names, the basic steps for shooting and playback, and the basic operations. Table of Contents P. 26 s0026_e_00_0_unified.book Page 1 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:53 PM Register your product on www.olympus-consumer.com/register and get additional benefits from Olympus! © 2010 Printed in the Netherlands · OIME · E0462458 Premises: Goods delivery: Letters: Consumer Product Division Wendenstrasse 14 – 18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany Tel.: +49 40 - 23 77 3-0 / Fax: +49 40 - 23 07 61 Bredowstrasse 20, 22113 Hamburg, Germany Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany European Technical Customer Support: Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com or call our TOLL FREE NUMBER*: 00800 - 67 10 83 00 for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. * Please note some (mobile) phone services / provider do not permit access or request an additional prefix to +800 numbers. For all not listed European Countries and in case that you can’t get connected to the above mentioned number please make use of the following CHARGED NUMBERS: +49 180 5 - 67 10 83 or +49 40 - 237 73 48 99. Our Technical Customer Support is available from 9 am to 6 pm MET (Monday to Friday). Authorized Distributors United Kingdom: /Eire Olympus Service Department Olympus Imaging & Audio KeyMed House Stock Road Southend-on-Sea Essex SS2 5QH United Kingdom Sales - 0800 111 4777 Service - 0800 111 4888 Facsimile - +44 (0)1702 445134 email - consumer@olympus.co.uk www.olympus.co.uk South Africa: Tudor Photographic 4th floor, Park on Long 66 Long Street Cape Town 8001 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 21 423 4150 Fax: +27 (0) 21 424 4632
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2 EN Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Body cap Strap PS-BLS1 (BLS-1) Lithium ion battery PS-BCS1 (BCS-1) Lithium ion charger USB cable AV cable (Monaural) • OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card 2 1 3 Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely (3). Attaching the strap • Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet in the same way. Thread the strap in the direction of the arrows (1, 2).
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3 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Preparing the Camera 2 3 1 1 Charging the battery Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 2 Loading the battery 1 2 3 BLS-1 Lithium ion battery AC wall outlet BCS-1 Lithium ion charger AC cable Charging indicator Amber light : Charging in progress Blue light : Charging complete (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Amber blinking: Charging error W 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. Unloading the battery Battery lock knob Direction indicating mark W Direction indicating mark It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains.
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4 EN 4 Closing the battery/card compartment cover When using the camera, be sure to close the battery/card compartment cover. • Close the cover until you hear a click. 3 Loading the card • Insert the SD/SDHC card (referred to as “card” in these instructions) until it locks in place. g“Card basics” (P. 127) • Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. • Pull out the card. • Never open the battery/card compartment cover while the card access lamp is blinking. Removing the card SD card slot Contact area • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the card.
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5 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Attaching a lens to the camera 1 2 2 1 Body cap 3 3 4 1 2 Lens cap Alignment mark (Red) Lens attachment mark (Red) 2 1 Lens release button 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from the lens 2 Attach a lens to the camera • Do not touch internal portions of the camera. • Make sure the camera is turned off. • Do not press the lens release button. 3 Remove the lens cap (3, 4) Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release button (1), rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow (2). g“Interchangeable lenses” (P. 129) • Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body (1). • Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it click (2). Rear cap Lens release button
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6 EN Power on Dust reduction function operation The dust reduction function is automatically activated when the camera is turned on. Ultrasonic vibrations are used to remove dust and dirt from the image pickup device’s filter surface. The SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter) indicator blinks while dust reduction is working. Certain types of lens are retractable and contained within the barrel when stored. You cannot take a picture with the lens retracted. Turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (1) to extend the lens (2). To store, turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (4) while sliding the UNLOCK switch (3). Using separately sold retractable lens • To turn off the power, press the ON/OFF button again. 1 Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera When you turn on the power the LCD monitor lights up. LCD monitor SSWF indicator ON/OFF button Mode dial Set the mode dial to P. 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 P 4 1 2 3 UNLOCK switch Zoom ring
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7 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Setting the date/time ENG. W s ’--.--.-- --:-- SET BACK OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. CARD SETUP NORM CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION IMAGE ASPECT SET BACK 4:3 j Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 Y Y/M/D CANCEL M D TIME 2009 11 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME SET CANCEL 2009 11 01 14 00 Y Y/M/D M D TIME SET CANCEL SET ’09.11.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 1 Press the MENU button 2 Use fg to select [d], then press i 3 Use fg to select [X], then press i 4 Use fg to select [Y], then press i 5 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set 6 Use fg to select the date format 7 Press the i button 8 Press the MENU button to exit MENU button • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. Arrow pad • The menu screen is displayed.
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8 EN Camera 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 b 8 9 5 0 a 1 SSWF indicator ....................... gP. 6, 125 2 ON/OFF button .............................. gP. 6 3 Shutter button ................................ gP. 12 4 F (Exposure compensation) button ....................................................... gP. 43 5 Strap eyelet ..................................... gP. 2 6 Lens attachment mark ..................... gP. 5 7 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 8 Hot shoe......................................... gP. 61 9 Microphone .............................. gP. 74, 86 0 Self-timer lamp............................... gP. 57 a Lens release button.......................... gP. 5 b Lens lock pin
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9 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 0 a b c h d 1 f g e j i k 8 1 Mode dial ...................................... gP. 10 2 LCD monitor ............................ gP. 22, 24 3 MENU button ............................... gP. 20 4 INFO (Information display) button ................................................ gP. 23, 79 5 Tripod socket 6 Battery/card compartment cover ..... gP. 3 7 Battery/card compartment lock ....... gP. 3 8 Accessory port ............................ gP. 134 9 D (Erase) button .......................... gP. 88 0 q (Playback) button ............. gP. 14, 77 a AEL/AFL button .................... gP. 44, 96 0 (Protect) button ..................... gP. 87 b < button ...................................... gP. 97 c Speaker d Sub dial (j) ......................... gP. 15, 25 e Connector cover f Card access lamp ................. gP. 12, 119 g Multi-connector ............. gP. 83, 112, 117 h HDMI mini-connector .................... gP. 84 i Main dial (j) ......................... gP. 15, 25 j Arrow pad (k) ................. gP. 15, 20, 25 Press the main dial in the following places. Up: f Down: g Left: h Right: i k i button ....................................... gP. 20
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10 EN Mode dial The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easily according to the subject. • For more advanced shooting and greater creative control, you can set the aperture value and shutter speed. • The settings made in the advanced shooting modes are retained even if the camera is turned off. • Select according to the shooting scene. The camera sets the appropriate shooting conditions automatically. • When rotating the mode dial or turning off the power in the easy shooting modes, functions with changes made to their settings are restored to the factory default settings. P Program shooting Allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. (gP. 37) A Aperture priority shooting Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. (gP. 38) S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. (gP. 39) M Manual shooting Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. (gP. 40) A iAuto The camera automatically selects an optimal shooting mode from [PORTRAIT], [LANDSCAPE], [NIGHT SCENE], [SPORT], and [MACRO]. This is a fully automatic mode which allows you to shoot with the optimal settings for the scene by simply pressing the shutter button. ART Art filter When you select a desired filter or scene, the camera optimizes the shooting conditions for that filter or scene. SCN Scene In SCN mode, most of the functions cannot be changed. n Movie Used for shooting movies. Besides using [P], [A] and [M], you can record a movie with the art filter. Advanced shooting modes Easy shooting modes
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11 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Set the mode dial to ART or SCN. • The art filter menu or scene menu is displayed. 2 Use fg to select the filter or scene. 3 Press the i button. • Art filters and [e-PORTRAIT] are not applied to RAW images. • If the record mode is set to [RAW] and art filter is applied, the record mode is automatically set to [YN+RAW]. • The grainy appearance of the picture may be emphasized depending on the type of art filter. • When either RAW or JPEG+RAW are set in [e-PORTRAIT], a RAW image and a JPEG (X (2560×1920)) with applied effect are saved. • When JPEG is set in [e-PORTRAIT], two images are saved, one from before application of the effect (with set picture quality) and the other from after application of the effect (X (2560×1920)). Setting the art filter/scene POP ART 1 SET SELECT 1 B e F D C G SET PORTRAIT SELECT Icon Art filter Icon Art filter j POP ART n GRAINY FILM k SOFT FOCUS o PIN HOLE l PALE&LIGHT COLOR a DIORAMA m LIGHT TONE b CROSS PROCESS Types of art filters Icon Mode Icon Mode I PORTRAIT q DIS MODE e e-PORTRAIT J MACRO L LANDSCAPE r NATURE MACRO K LANDSCAPE+PORTRAIT & CANDLE J SPORT * SUNSET G NIGHT SCENE @ DOCUMENTS U NIGHT+PORTRAIT s PANORAMA (gP. 60) G CHILDREN ( FIREWORKS H HIGH KEY g BEACH & SNOW I LOW KEY Types of scene modes
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12 EN Shooting 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P L N N Shutter button Card access lamp • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts recording the picture. AF confirmation mark Aperture value Shutter speed 1 Select a composition while viewing the LCD monitor 2 Adjust the focus 3 Release the shutter Press the shutter button halfway. LCD monitor Press the shutter button all the way (fully). Never remove the battery or card while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • When the focus is locked, the AF confirmation mark (( or n) and AF target mark light up. (: For a high-speed Imager AF-compatible lens which is a Micro Four Thirds system lens or Four Thirds system lens n: Other Four Thirds system lens • Check the focus on the LCD monitor. • The shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. AF target LCD monitor
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13 EN Basic operations Basic guide To adjust the focus by using manual focus: j In [S-AF+MF] mode or [MF] mode, turn the focus ring to enlarge the subject and achieve focus. g“MF ASSIST” (P. 94)  TIPS Horizontal grip Vertical grip Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens. If no operations are performed for approximately one minute, the camera enters the sleep mode (stand-by) and stops operating. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). g“SLEEP” (P. 100) Holding the camera When the camera stops operating Resetting the camera settings In P, A, S, and M mode, current camera settings (including any changes you have made) are retained when the power is turned off. To reset the camera to the factory default settings, set [RESET]. g“Resetting the camera settings” (P. 92)
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14 EN Playback/Erasing Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame q button Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames ahead Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames back Each time you turn the sub dial towards U, the image is incrementally enlarged from 2× to 14×. Arrow pad Sub dial ERASE YES NO BACK SET Playing back images Pressing the q button displays the last picture taken. • Pressing the q button again sets the camera to the shooting mode. Close-up playback Erasing images Playback the image you want to erase and press the D button. Use fg to select [YES] and press the i button to erase. D button
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15 EN Basic operations Basic guide Direct buttons There are three ways to operate this camera. Using the direct buttons to operate the camera gP. 15 Setting while looking at the Live control or Super control panel gP. 16, 18 Setting on the menu gP. 20 List of direct buttons No. Direct button Function Ref. page 1 F Exposure compensation P. 43 2 ISO Sets ISO sensitivity P. 46 3 WB Sets white balance P. 68 4 jY Sequential/Self-timer shooting P. 56-57 5 AF Sets AF mode P. 49 1 2 3 4 5 1 Press the button for the function you want to set • The direct menu is displayed. • The function assigned to the button that was pressed remains selected. You can turn the sub dial and set the function during that time. If no operations are performed during that time, the setting for that function is confirmed. g“BUTTON TIMER” (P. 98) j Sub dial 2 Turn the sub dial to change the setting, then press the i button o j Y12s Y2s P SINGLE SINGLE Direct menu j Main dial e.g.) Sequential shooting/ self-timer shooting
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16 EN Live control The following screen which simultaneously displays shooting setting functions and associated options is called the live control. Press the i button to display the live control on the LCD monitor. You can set the art filter, the white balance and other effects while checking live view. When the super control panel is displayed, press the INFO button to switch the display. *1 ART or SCN mode only *2 nmode only • Setting functions and options in the n mode are different from those for still pictures. • There may be unavailable menus depending on the selected shooting mode. Functions Setting Ref. page Scene mode*1 [I] [e] [L] [K] [J] [G] [U] [G] [H] [I] [q] [J] [r] [&][*] [@] [s] [(] [g] P. 11 Art filter mode*1 [j] [k] [l] [m] [n] [o] [a] [b] P. 11 Movie AE mode*2 [P] [A] [M] [j] [k] [l] [m] [n] [o] [a] [b] P. 75 Picture mode [h] [i] [j] [Z] [c] [M] [C] P. 72 White balance [AUTO] [5] [2] [3] [1] [w] [x] [y] [n] [V] [CWB] P. 68 Sequential shooting/ self-timer [o] [j] [Y12S] [Y2S] P. 56-57 Image stabilizer [OFF] [I.S. 1] [I.S. 2] [I.S. 3] [FOCAL LENGTH] P. 57 Aspect ratio [4:3] [16:9] [3:2] [6:6] P. 59 Record mode [RAW] [YF] [YN] [XN] [WN] [YF+RAW] [YN+RAW] etc. P. 65 ISO sensitivity [AUTO] [100] [125] [160] [200] [250] [320] etc. P. 46 Flash mode [AUTO] [!] [#] [$] [H] [#SLOW] [#SLOW2] etc. P. 62 Metering mode [G] [H] [I] [IHI] [ISH] P. 42 AF mode [S-AF] [C-AF] [MF] [S-AF+MF] [C-AF+TR] P. 49 Face detection [gON] [gOFF] P. 55 AF target selection B M P. 52 Movie sound record*2 [RON] [ROFF] P. 76 P L F WB AUTO WB AUTO AUTO 5 2 3 1 w x j Functions Setting
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17 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Press the i button to display the live control • Press the i button again to turn off the live control. i button 2 Move the cursor to the function you wish to set using the main dial and select settings using the sub dial, then press the i button j Sub dial P L F AUTO 5 2 3 1 w x WB AUTO WB AUTO j P L F AUTO 5 2 3 1 w x WB AUTO WB AUTO j Cursor Displays the selected setting name. Sub dial (j) Main dial (j) Cursor • If no operations are performed during that time, the setting for that function is confirmed. • You can use the arrow pad instead of the dials. j Main dial
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18 EN Super control panel The following screen allows the display and setting of shooting settings at the same time and is called the super control panel. On the live control display, press the INFO button to switch to the super control panel. * Settings can be made in the ART and SCN modes. • Movie recording mode is not displayed. mall SuperFine OFF ISO 4:3 NORM j 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 38 38 P LIVE INFO LIVE INFO c e 2 8 4 6 g 1 3 5 7 9 a d f b k m l j i 0 h The functions within this area can be set on the super control panel. 1 Internal temperature warning m ..................................................... gP. 124 2 Shooting mode* ..................gP. 10, 37-40 3 Function name 4 White balance ............................... gP. 68 White balance compensation ........ gP. 69 5 ISO sensitivity ............................... gP. 46 6 Sequential shooting/self-timer ..gP. 56-57 7 Flash mode ................................... gP. 62 8 Flash intensity control ................... gP. 63 9 Image stabilizer ............................. gP. 57 0 AF mode ........................................ gP. 49 AF target ....................................... gP. 52 a Record mode ................................. gP. 65 b Flash charging ............................. gP. 121 c Battery check ................................ gP. 22 d Picture mode ................................. gP. 72 e Sharpness N................................. gP. 72 Contrast J .................................... gP. 72 Saturation T................................. gP. 72 Gradation z.................................. gP. 73 B&W Filter x................................. gP. 72 Picture tone y............................... gP. 73 f Color space ................................. gP. 105 g Face detection ...................... gP. 55, 101 h Metering mode .............................. gP. 42 i Number of storable still pictures .. gP. 139 j Exposure compensation value ...... gP. 43 Exposure level .............................. gP. 40 k Aspect ratio ................................... gP. 59 l Aperture value ..........................gP. 37-40 m Shutter speed ...........................gP. 37-40
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19 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Press the INFO button while live control is displayed to display the super control panel • Press the INFO button again to return to the live control. 2 Use k to move the cursor to the function you wish to set, and change the settings using the main dial or sub dial mall SuperFine OFF 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P 4:3 NORM LIVE INFO LIVE INFO METERING j Press the i button to display the direct menu indicated at the position of the cursor. You can also use the direct menu to change the setting. After changing the setting, press the i button to confirm your setting. If no operation is performed within a few seconds, your setting is confirmed and the camera returns to the shooting mode. Direct menu G H I IHI ISH P G ESP ESP i button INFO button k Arrow pad mall SuperFine OFF ISO 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P 4:3 NORM LIVE INFO LIVE INFO j Cursor Displays the selected function name j Sub dial j Main dial
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20 EN Menu 1 Press the MENU button to display the menu 3 Use fg to select a function, and i to go to the settings screen 2 Use fg to select a tab, then press i For details on the functions that can be set with the menu, refer to “Menu directory” (gP. 141). Press the i button to confirm the setting The current setting is displayed CARD SETUP NORM CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION IMAGE ASPECT SET BACK 4:3 j MOVIE+STILL IMAGE STABILIZER SET BACK OFF OFF o P OFF MOVIE AE MODE j/Y MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SET BACK MOVIE+STILL IMAGE STABILIZER OFF OFF o P OFF MOVIE AE MODE j/Y MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SET BACK MOVIE+STILL IMAGE STABILIZER OFF OFF o P OFF MOVIE AE MODE j/Y MULTIPLE EXPOSURE MOVIE AE MODE M A ART1 P ART2 Operation guide Press the MENU button to go back one screen. W Shooting Menu 1 X Shooting Menu 2 q Playback Menu d Setup Menu Function Tab i MENU button k Arrow pad i button 4 Press the i button to confirm the setting • Press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the menu.
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21 EN Basic operations Basic guide You can use the Custom Menu to customize the camera settings and operations to suit your personal preferences. Customization is performed from the “Custom Menu” menu. The Custom Menu is added when [c MENU DISPLAY] in the Setup Menu is set to [ON]. For details of the Custom Menu, refer to “Customizing your camera” (gP. 93) Displaying the Custom Menu SET ’09.11.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s OFF 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 ON cMENU DISPLAY SET BACK SET ’09.11.01 14:01 BACK ENG. W s ON 5SEC cMENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE REC VIEW j±0k±0 1 Press the MENU button to display the menu 2 Use fg to select the [d] tab, then press i 3 Use fg to select [c MENU DISPLAY], then press i 4 Use fg to select [ON], then press the i button The [c] tab is displayed. c Custom Menu: Customizes shooting functions. i The settings on the Custom Menu are for customizing the camera to suit your personal preferences or needs. They are not suited to frequent changing. The initial menu is more than adequate for setting both simple and advanced shooting functions. Normally, there is no need to display the Custom Menu.
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22 EN LCD monitor (Shooting) You can use the LCD monitor to view the subject while shooting. g“Exposure” (P. 37) 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 WB WB AUTO AUTO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO L N N 38 38 2 IS IS 4:3 : P S-AF S-AF AEL BKT FP +2.0 +2.0 j j g e h i j k l m n d f c 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 0 a b 2 1 1 Internal temperature warning m ..................................................... gP. 124 2 My Mode ....................................... gP. 98 3 Shooting mode ................... gP. 10, 37-40 4 Flash mode ................................... gP. 62 5 ISO sensitivity ............................... gP. 46 6 Metering mode .............................. gP. 42 7 AF mode ....................................... gP. 49 8 Face detection g.................. gP. 55, 101 9 Flash intensity control ................... gP. 63 Super FP flash s......................... gP. 62 0 AE Lock u .................................. gP. 44 Auto bracket t ......... gP. 45, 47, 64, 71 Multiple exposure i..................... gP. 47 Home position p.......................... gP. 53 a Shutter speed ........................... gP. 37-40 b Aperture value .......................... gP. 37-40 c Flash (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) .................................................... gP. 121 d Battery check Lit up (green) (ready for use) Lit up (green) (Battery is running low) Blinks (red) (charging required) e AF confirmation mark .................... gP. 12 f Picture mode ................................. gP. 72 Art filter/scene ............................... gP. 11 g White balance ............................... gP. 68 h Sequential shooting ...................... gP. 56 Self-timer ....................................... gP. 57 i Image stabilizer vws........... gP. 57 j Aspect ratio ................................... gP. 59 k Record mode ................................ gP. 65 l Number of storable still pictures .. gP. 139 Available recording time m Exposure compensation value ...... gP. 43 n Histogram ...................................... gP. 23
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23 EN Basic operations Basic guide You can switch the information displayed on the monitor by pressing the INFO button repeatedly or by turning the main dial while pressing the INFO button. To quickly switch to the frequently used display: j You can hide the information display for all modes except “Information display on”. g“INFO SETTING” (P. 101) Understanding the histogram (brightness distribution) display: j The following shows you how to read the histogram display easily.  TIPS Switching the information display 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P L N N 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P Information display on Scale display*1 Histogram display Zoom display (gP. 54) Image only SET WB/F +0.3 +0.3 +0.7 +0.7 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0 Multi view display (gP. 43, 71) *2 If the graph has many peaks around here, the image will appear mostly black. If the graph has many peaks around here, the image will appear mostly white. The part indicated in green in the histogram shows the luminance distribution within the spot metering area.
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24 EN LCD monitor (Playback) You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g“Information display” (P. 79) x10 x10 100-0015 F5.6 F5.6 100 100 ±0.0 ±0.0 ISO ISO 250 250 15 NATURAL NATURAL RAW +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm WBAUTO WBAUTO G±0 G±0 A±0 A±0 4:3 j f h i b c d n l m e o g j k [4032x3024,1/8] [4032x3024,1/8] 2009.11.01 2009.11.01 21:56 21:56 100-0015 100-0015 15 15 RAW RAW x10 x10 4:3 6 8 9 0 a 1 2 7 3 4 5 Overall display Simplified display 1 Aspect border ................................ gP. 59 2 Print reservation Number of prints ......................... gP. 109 3 Sound record ................................ gP. 86 4 Protect ........................................... gP. 87 5 Battery check ................................ gP. 22 6 Date and time .................................. gP. 7 7 Aspect ratio ............................. gP. 59, 85 8 Pixel count, compression rate ....... gP. 65 9 Record mode ................................ gP. 65 0 File number a Frame number b AF target ....................................... gP. 52 c Shooting mode ...................gP. 10, 37-40 d Exposure compensation ............... gP. 43 e Shutter speed ........................... gP. 37-40 f Aperture value .......................... gP. 37-40 g Focal length ................................ gP. 129 (The focal length is displayed in 1 mm units.) h Flash intensity control ................... gP. 63 i ISO sensitivity ............................... gP. 46 j White balance compensation ........ gP. 69 k Picture mode ................................. gP. 72 k Color space ................................. gP. 105 m White balance ............................... gP. 68 n Metering mode .............................. gP. 42 o Histogram ...................................... gP. 79
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25 EN Basic operations Basic guide Indications used in this manual The operation button icons on the body of the camera are used to indicate the operation buttons in this manual. “Names of parts and functions” (gP. 8) See. In this manual, j indicates turning the main dial. In this manual, j indicates turning the sub dial. In this manual, k indicates the arrow pad. fghi indicate the up, down, left and right buttons of the arrow pad. The following symbols are used throughout this manual. Descriptions in this manual The operating instructions of the direct buttons, live control, super control panel and menu are described as follows in this manual. • “+” indicates operations performed at the same time. • “” indicates you should proceed to the next step. e.g.: When setting the White balance x Notes Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information. Direct button WB j Press the WB button. Live control ij: [WB] j Press the i button, and turn the main dial to select [WB]. Super control panel iINFOk: [WB] j Press the i button and then the INFO button, and select [WB] using the arrow pad. Menu MENU[c][X][WB] j Press the MENU button, and select [c] and then [X] to select [WB].  TIPS
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26 EN Table of Contents Preparations for shooting ..............................................................................................2 Unpack the box contents...............................................................................2 Preparing the Camera...................................................................................3 Attaching a lens to the camera......................................................................5 Power on.......................................................................................................6 Setting the date/time .....................................................................................7 Names of parts and functions........................................................................................8 Camera .........................................................................................................8 Basic operations..........................................................................................................10 Mode dial.....................................................................................................10 Shooting......................................................................................................12 Playback/Erasing ........................................................................................14 Direct buttons..............................................................................................15 Live control..................................................................................................16 Super control panel.....................................................................................18 Menu ...........................................................................................................20 LCD monitor (Shooting) ..............................................................................22 LCD monitor (Playback)..............................................................................24 Program shooting ........................................................................................................37 Aperture priority shooting ............................................................................................38 Shutter priority shooting...............................................................................................39 Manual shooting ..........................................................................................................40 Bulb shooting ..............................................................................................41 Preview function ..........................................................................................................41 Changing the metering mode ......................................................................................42 Exposure compensation..............................................................................................43 Taking a picture while comparing the effect of exposure compensation.....43 AE lock ........................................................................................................................44 AE bracketing ..............................................................................................................45 ISO sensitivity setting ..................................................................................................46 ISO bracketing.............................................................................................................47 Multiple exposure ........................................................................................................47 Basic guide 2 Identifies the camera part names and describes the basic steps for shooting and playback. 1 Exposure 37 Describes functions related to exposure, which is important for shooting. These functions are for determining the aperture value, shutter speed, and other settings by measuring the brightness in the picture.
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27 EN AF mode selection.......................................................................................................49 S-AF (single AF)..........................................................................................49 C-AF (continuous AF)..................................................................................50 MF (manual focus) ......................................................................................50 Simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode (S-AF+MF) ......................51 C-AF+TR (AF TRACKING) .........................................................................51 AF target selection.......................................................................................................52 Registering an AF target mode ...................................................................53 Enlarged display operation ..........................................................................................54 Using the face detection function ................................................................................55 Sequential shooting .....................................................................................................56 Self-timer shooting.......................................................................................................57 Image stabilizer ...........................................................................................................57 Setting the image aspect .............................................................................................59 Panorama shooting .....................................................................................................60 Flash shooting .............................................................................................................61 Flash mode setting......................................................................................62 Flash intensity control..................................................................................63 Flash bracketing..........................................................................................64 Selecting the record mode...........................................................................................65 Recording formats.......................................................................................65 Selecting the record mode ..........................................................................66 Selecting the white balance.........................................................................................68 Setting the auto/preset/custom white balance.............................................69 WB compensation .......................................................................................69 Setting the one-touch white balance ...........................................................70 Taking a picture while comparing the effect of white balance .....................................71 WB bracketing .............................................................................................................71 Picture mode ...............................................................................................................72 Gradation.....................................................................................................................73 2 Focusing and shooting functions 49 Describes the optimal focusing methods according to the subject and shooting conditions. 3 Record mode, white balance, and picture mode 65 Describes image adjustment functions specific to digital cameras.
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28 EN Movie recording ..........................................................................................................74 Changing the settings for movie recording..................................................................75 Adding effects to a movie............................................................................75 Selecting the record mode ..........................................................................76 Recording Audio when Recording Movie....................................................76 Taking still picture automatically when movie recording ends.....................................76 Single-frame/Close-up playback..................................................................................77 Index display/Calendar display....................................................................................78 Information display ......................................................................................................79 Slideshow ....................................................................................................................80 Rotating images...........................................................................................................81 Movie playback............................................................................................................82 Playback on TV ...........................................................................................................83 Editing still images.......................................................................................................85 Image overlay..............................................................................................................87 Protecting images........................................................................................................87 Erasing images............................................................................................................88 Setup Menu .................................................................................................................90 X (Date/time setting)................................................................................90 W (Changing the display language) ......................................................90 s (Monitor brightness adjustment)...........................................................90 REC VIEW ..................................................................................................91 cMENU DISPLAY......................................................................................91 FIRMWARE.................................................................................................91 Resetting the camera settings.....................................................................................92 4 Recording Movies 74 Describes movie recording method and functions. 5 Playback functions 77 Describes the functions for image playback. 6 Setup functions 90 Describes the basic settings for using the camera.
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29 EN R AF/MF .....................................................................................................................93 AF MODE....................................................................................................93 AF AREA.....................................................................................................93 P SET UP................................................................................................94 RESET LENS..............................................................................................94 BULB FOCUSING.......................................................................................94 FOCUS RING..............................................................................................94 MF ASSIST .................................................................................................94 S BUTTON/DIAL ........................................................................................................95 DIAL FUNCTION.........................................................................................95 DIAL DIRECTION........................................................................................95 AEL/AFL......................................................................................................96 AEL/AFL MEMO..........................................................................................96 ; FUNCTION...........................................................................................97 7 FUNCTION.............................................................................................98 MY MODE SETUP ......................................................................................98 BUTTON TIMER .........................................................................................98 A........................................................................................................99 n FUNCTION ..........................................................................................99 T RELEASE ...............................................................................................................99 RLS PRIORITY S/RLS PRIORITY C ..........................................................99 U DISP/8/PC............................................................................................................99 HDMI ...........................................................................................................99 VIDEO OUT...............................................................................................100 8..............................................................................................................100 SLEEP.......................................................................................................100 USB MODE ...............................................................................................100 LIVE VIEW BOOST...................................................................................101 g FACE DETECT....................................................................................101 INFO SETTING .........................................................................................101 VOLUME ...................................................................................................101 LEVEL GAUGE .........................................................................................101 MOVIE R...................................................................................................102 EVF ADJUST ............................................................................................102 7 Customizing your camera 93 Describes how to customize the camera’s settings.
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30 EN V EXP/e/ISO ........................................................................................................102 EV STEP...................................................................................................102 METERING ...............................................................................................102 AELMetering .............................................................................................102 ISO............................................................................................................102 ISO STEP..................................................................................................103 ISO-AUTO SET.........................................................................................103 ISO-AUTO.................................................................................................103 BULB TIMER.............................................................................................103 ANTI-SHOCK z ......................................................................................103 BRACKETING...........................................................................................103 W # CUSTOM..........................................................................................................104 FLASH MODE...........................................................................................104 w .............................................................................................................104 #X-SYNC.................................................................................................104 #SLOW LIMIT..........................................................................................104 w+F.......................................................................................................104 X K/COLOR/WB....................................................................................................104 NOISE REDUCT.......................................................................................104 NOISE FILTER..........................................................................................105 WB ............................................................................................................105 ALL >...................................................................................................105 COLOR SPACE ........................................................................................105 SHADING COMP......................................................................................105 K SET.....................................................................................................106 PIXEL COUNT ..........................................................................................106 Y RECORD/ERASE .................................................................................................106 QUICK ERASE..........................................................................................106 RAW+JPEG ERASE .................................................................................106 FILE NAME ...............................................................................................107 EDIT FILENAME.......................................................................................107 PRIORITY SET .........................................................................................107 dpi SETTING.............................................................................................108 Z K UTILITY ..........................................................................................................108 PIXEL MAPPING ......................................................................................108 EXPOSURE SHIFT...................................................................................108 f WARNING LEVEL.............................................................................108 LEVEL ADJUST........................................................................................108
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31 EN Print reservation (DPOF) ...........................................................................................109 Print reservation ........................................................................................109 Single-frame reservation ...........................................................................110 All-frame reservation .................................................................................111 Resetting the print reservation data ..........................................................111 Direct printing (PictBridge).........................................................................................112 Connecting the camera to a printer...........................................................112 Easy printing..............................................................................................113 Making prints using different print options.................................................113 Flowchart ...................................................................................................................116 Using the provided OLYMPUS Master software .......................................................116 What is OLYMPUS Master?......................................................................116 Connecting the camera to a computer ......................................................................117 Start up the OLYMPUS Master software...................................................................118 Displaying camera images on a computer ................................................................118 Downloading and saving images...............................................................118 Disconnecting the camera from your computer.........................................119 Viewing still images ...................................................................................................120 Transferring images to your computer without using OLYMPUS Master ..................120 Shooting tips and information ....................................................................................121 Error codes ................................................................................................................123 Camera maintenance ................................................................................................125 Cleaning and storing the camera ..............................................................125 Pixel mapping k Checking the image processing functions ....................126 8 Printing 109 Describes how to print your pictures. 9 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 116 Describes how to transfer and store your camera images to a computer. 10 Shooting tips and maintenance 121 Refer to this section for troubleshooting and camera maintenance information.
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32 EN Card basics................................................................................................................127 Usable cards .............................................................................................127 Formatting the card...................................................................................127 Battery and charger...................................................................................................128 Using your charger abroad........................................................................................128 Interchangeable lenses .............................................................................................129 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses ..............................................129 System Chart ............................................................................................130 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications......................................................132 Using the electronic viewfinder (sold separately) ......................................................134 Program line diagram (P mode)................................................................................135 Flash synchronization and shutter speed..................................................................135 Exposure warning display..........................................................................................136 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode........................................................137 White balance color temperature...............................................................................138 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures ......................................139 Functions that can be registered with My Mode and Custom Reset Setting.............140 Menu directory...........................................................................................................141 Specifications ............................................................................................................146 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........................................................................................149 Index..........................................................................................................................156 11 Information 127 Refer to this section for information on optional accessories, camera specifications, and other useful shooting information.
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33 EN Quick reference Shooting Taking pictures with automatic settings Set the mode dial to A and start taking pictures. P. 10 Correct focus cannot be obtained Use focus lock. P. 50 Select the AF target and take the picture. P. 52 The minimum shooting distance varies depending on the lens. Move to the minimum shooting distance of the lens from the subject and take a picture. P. 129 The camera may be having difficulty focusing on the subject with auto focus. Lock the focus at the position of the subject in advance or use MF to fix the distance of the focus. P. 50, P. 122 Focusing on one area Select the AF target and take the picture using the desired AF target. P. 52 Check focus and adjust the image using MF in an enlarged image. P. 54 Use MF. It may be helpful to focus while using live view with an enlarged image. P. 50, P. 54 Checking set effect before taking a picture You can take a picture while using the live multi view display to compare the effect of white balance or exposure compensation. P. 43 You can use the preview function to check the depth of field at a selected aperture value. P. 41 You can use [TEST PICTURE] to check the image on the LCD monitor without recording the image to a card. P. 97 Extending the useful life of the battery Pressing the shutter button halfway and playing back images over a long period of time consumes considerable battery power. Limiting these actions will help extend the useful life of the battery. k Set [SLEEP] so that the camera enters sleep mode faster. P. 100 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Reduce the pixel count and compression rate settings. P. 65, P. 106 Taking pictures in low light situations without using the flash Increase the ISO sensitivity. P. 46
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34 EN Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Take a picture while checking the histogram. P. 23 Take a picture while checking the shutter speed and aperture value displays. If either is blinking, the optimal exposure is not obtained. P. 37-39, P. 136 Set the gradation setting to [AUTO]. Subjects with areas of large contrast are adjusted automatically. P. 73 Adjust the exposure compensation. P. 43 Taking monotone pictures Set [PICTURE MODE] to [MONOTONE]. You can take monotone pictures in black and white, sepia tones, purplish tones, bluish tones, and greenish tones. P. 72 Recorded images can be edited into black-and-white or sepia-toned images. P. 85 Set the art filter to [GRAINY FILM]. P. 11 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Set the gradation setting to [AUTO]. P. 73 Use spot metering to measure the exposure of the subject in the center of the picture. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, use AE lock to lock the exposure, and then change the composition and take the picture. P. 42, P. 44 Brightening a dark backlit image You can adjust the image using [SHADOW ADJ] of [JPEG EDIT]. P. 85 Taking pictures with a blurred background Use A (aperture priority) mode to decrease the aperture value as much as possible. You can blur the background more by shooting up close to the subject. P. 38 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Use the S (shutter priority) mode to take the picture. P. 39 Taking pictures with the correct color Set the white balance according to the light source. You can also make fine changes to the settings. P. 68 With WB bracket shooting, you can capture 3 to 9 images with different white balance settings for each picture taken. This enables you to take pictures with the desired white balance without having to make fine changes to the settings. P. 71 Taking pictures so that whites come out white and blacks come out black Set the spot metering for highlight or shadow control. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, use AE lock to lock the exposure, and then change the composition and take the picture. P. 42, P. 44 Adjust the exposure compensation. It may be helpful to use AE bracketing if you are not sure about the exposure compensation value. P. 43, P. 45 Set the scene mode to [HIGH KEY] or [LOW KEY] and take a picture. P. 11
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35 EN Taking pictures without noise Set [NOISE REDUCT.] to [AUTO] or [ON]. P. 104 To take pictures in a dark location, set [NOISE FILTER] to [HIGH]. P. 105 Optimizing the LCD monitor You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor. P. 90 During live view, set [LIVE VIEW BOOST] to [ON] to make the subject easier to see without the exposure reflecting on the LCD monitor. P. 101 Set this to turn off the LCD monitor when using the optical viewfinder (sold separately: VF-1). P. 97 Reducing camera shake Set the image stabilizer function. P. 57 Hold the camera firmly when pressing the shutter button. When using a slow shutter speed, be sure to stabilize the camera by using a tripod or similar method. P. 13 Use the external flashes. P. 61 Set the scene mode to [DIS MODE]. P. 11 Increase the ISO sensitivity. When using the [AUTO] setting, set the upper limit of [AUTO] to a higher value. P. 46, P. 103 Using the self-timer can reduce camera shake that occurs when the shutter button is pressed. P. 57 Taking pictures while checking the level of the camera You can display the level gauge to check whether the camera is level. P. 101 Display the ruled lines in live view. Compose the shot so that the subject and ruled lines are horizontally and vertically aligned. P. 23
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36 EN Playback Displaying the image after the picture is taken Set [REC VIEW]. You can set the number of seconds that the image is displayed. P. 91 Displaying the image after the picture is taken and deleting unneeded images Set [REC VIEW] to [AUTO q]. After you take a picture, the camera switches to playback mode automatically, allowing you to delete the image. P. 91 Checking whether the subject is in focus Use close-up playback to check whether the subject is in focus. P. 77 Quickly searching for the desired image Use index display to search from a index of between 4 and 100 frames. P. 78 Use calendar display to search by the date the picture was taken. P. 78 Viewing images on a TV Use the AV cable or HDMI mini-cable (commercially available) to play back recorded images on your TV. You can also view the images as a slideshow. P. 83 Settings Saving the settings You can register two camera settings in [CUSTOM RESET]. Even if the settings are changed, they can be returned to their registered settings by resetting the settings. P. 92 You can register up to two current camera settings in [MY MODE SETUP]. Assign My Mode to the < button so that you can easily use that function during shooting. P. 98 Changing the menu display language You can change the display language. P. 90 Not all the functions are reset to the factory default settings by [RESET] The following functions are not returned to the factory default settings by [RESET]. Use the menu to change the respective settings. You can check the default settings in the “Menu directory” (gP. 141). RESET1, RESET2 (Custom reset)/PICTURE MODE/ X/W/s/DIAL FUNCTION/DIAL DIRECTION/ MY MODE SETUP/VIDEO OUT/ISO-AUTO/>/EDIT FILENAME/dpi SETTING/EXPOSURE SHIFT/f WARNING LEVEL P. 92, P. 140
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37 EN 1 Exposure 1 Exposure The camera sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed automatically according to the subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. • The shutter speed and aperture are displayed. Program shift (%) By turning the main dial (or sub dial) in the P mode, you can change the combination of aperture and shutter speed while maintaining the optimum exposure. g“Program line diagram (P mode)” (P. 135) • The program shift setting will not be cancelled after shooting. To cancel the settings, turn the main dial (or sub dial) until the shooting mode indication % of the LCD monitor changes to P. Alternatively, turn off the power. • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. The shutter speed and aperture value are blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 136). Program shooting  TIPS 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P L N N AF confirmation mark Shooting mode Shutter speed LCD monitor Aperture value 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 Ps L N N Program shift
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38 EN 1 Exposure The camera sets the optimum shutter speed automatically for the aperture value you have selected. When you open the aperture (decrease the aperture value), the camera will focus within a shorter range (shallow depth of field) and produce a picture with a blurred background. When you close the aperture (increase the aperture value), the camera will focus within a longer range. Use this mode when you wish to add changes to the background representation. Set the mode dial to A and turn the main dial (or sub dial) to set the aperture value. To check the depth of field with the selected aperture value: j See “Preview function” (gP. 41). To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 102) Shutter speed is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 136). Aperture priority shooting  TIPS When the aperture value (f-number) is decreased When the aperture value (f-number) is increased 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 A Close the aperture (f-number is increased) Open the aperture (f-number is decreased) Aperture value
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39 EN 1 Exposure The camera sets the optimum aperture value automatically for the shutter speed you have selected. Set the shutter speed depending on the type of effect you want. A higher shutter speed allows you to capture a fast-moving subject without blur, and a slower shutter speed blurs a moving subject, creating a feeling of speed or motion. Set the shutter speed depending on the type of effect you want. Set the mode dial to S and turn the main dial (or sub dial) to set the shutter speed. The picture looks blurred: j The possibility of camera shake spoiling your picture increases greatly during macro or ultra- telephoto shooting. Raise the shutter speed or use a monopod or tripod to stabilize the camera. j When the shutter speed is slow, camera shake is more likely to occur. You can reduce camera shake by using the image stabilizer. g“Image stabilizer” (P. 57) To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 102) The aperture value is blinking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained. For details, see “Exposure warning display” (gP. 136). Shutter priority shooting  TIPS A fast shutter speed can freeze a fast action scene without any blur. A slow shutter speed will blur a fast action scene. This blurring will give the impression of dynamic motion. 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 L N N 38 38 S Faster shutter speed Slower shutter speed Shutter speed
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40 EN 1 Exposure Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. You can check how much it differs from the appropriate exposure by using the exposure level indicator. This mode gives you more creative control, allowing you to make whatever settings you like, regardless of the correct exposure. Set the mode dial to M and turn the dial to set the value. • The range of aperture values available varies with the lens type. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/4000 - 60 sec. or [BULB]. Noise in images While shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on-screen. These phenomena are caused when current is generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light, resulting in a rise in temperature in the image pickup device or image pickup device drive circuit. This can also occur when shooting with a high ISO setting in a high-temperature environment. To reduce this noise, the camera activates the noise reduction function. g“NOISE REDUCT.” (P. 104) The picture looks blurred: j The use of a monopod or tripod is recommended when taking a picture at slow shutter speed. j When the shutter speed is slow, camera shake is more likely to occur. You can reduce camera shake by using the image stabilizer. g“Image stabilizer” (P. 57) To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 102) To switch the operations of the main dial and sub dial: j You can switch the functions that are set with the main dial and sub dial. g“DIAL FUNCTION” (P. 95) x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Manual shooting Aperture value: Turn the sub dial to set the value. Shutter speed: Turn the main dial to set the value.  TIPS
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41 EN 1 Exposure Bulb shooting You can take a picture with a bulb exposure time in which the shutter stays open as long as you hold down the shutter button. In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB]. • [BULB] is displayed. To automatically end bulb shooting after a specified period of time: j You can set the maximum time for bulb shooting. g“BULB TIMER” (P. 103) To fix the focus during manual focus shooting: j You can fix the focus so the focus does not change even if the focus ring is turned during exposure. g“BULB FOCUSING” (P. 94) x Notes • The following functions are not available during bulb shooting. Sequential shooing/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing You can check the focused area (depth of field) with the selected aperture value on the LCD monitor. For the preview function to work by pressing the < button, it is necessary to set the function of the < button on the menu beforehand. g“; FUNCTION” (P. 97) Press the < button to use the preview function.  TIPS Preview function < button
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42 EN 1 Exposure There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness: Digital ESP metering, Center weighted averaging metering, and 3 types of spot metering. Select the most suitable mode for the shooting conditions. G Digital ESP metering The camera measures the light levels and calculates the light level differences in 324 separate areas of the image. This mode is recommended for general use. H Center weighted averaging metering This metering mode provides the average metering between the subject and the background lighting, placing more weight on the subject at the center. Use this mode when you do not want the light level of the background to affect the exposure value. ISpot metering The camera meters a very small area around the center of the subject, defined by the spot metering area mark on the LCD monitor. Use this mode when there is very strong backlight. IHI Spot metering - highlight control When the overall background is bright, white areas of the image will come out gray if you use the camera’s automatic exposure. Using this mode enables the camera to shift to over-exposure, allowing accurate white reproduction. Metering area is the same as spot metering. ISH Spot metering - shadow control When the overall background is dark, black areas of the image will come out gray if you use the camera’s automatic exposure. Using this mode enables the camera to shift to under-exposure, allowing accurate black reproduction. Metering area is the same as spot metering. Changing the metering mode Live control ij: [METERING] Super control panel iINFO k: [METERING] Menu MENU[c][V] [METERING] i button MENU button j G H I IHI ISH P G ESP ESP INFO button : Metering area
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43 EN 1 Exposure In some situations, you may get better results if you manually compensate (adjust) the exposure value set automatically by the camera. In many cases, bright subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjusting toward + makes these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust toward – when shooting dark subjects. You can use value in the range ±3.0 EV to suit the other exposure compensation function. To change the exposure adjustment interval: j This can be set in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV increments. g“EV STEP” (P. 102) To adjust the exposure using only the dial: j You can set the exposure compensation value without pressing F button. g“DIAL FUNCTION” (P. 95) x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M and s modes. Taking a picture while comparing the effect of exposure compensation You can take a picture while comparing the effect of exposure compensation on a 4-split screen. 1 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the multi view display. g“Switching the information display” (P. 23) • To switch to the exposure compensation comparison screen when the white balance comparison screen is displayed, press f. Press fg to switch the screen. 2 Use hi or the dial to select the setting value, then press the i button. • You can take the picture using the set value. x Notes • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. • This function cannot be used in A, ART or SCN modes. Exposure compensation Direct button F + j / j  TIPS -2.0 EV ±0 +2.0 EV Adjust toward + Adjust toward – F button j SET WB/F +0.3 +0.3 +0.7 +0.7 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0
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44 EN 1 Exposure The metered exposure value can be locked with the AEL/AFL button (AE lock). Use AE lock when you want a different exposure setting from the one that would normally apply under the current shooting conditions. Normally, pressing the shutter button halfway locks both AF (auto focus) and AE (automatic exposure), but you can lock the exposure alone by pressing the AEL/AFL button. Press the AEL/AFL button at the position where you wish to lock the metering values and the exposure will be locked. The exposure is locked while the AEL/AFL button is pressed. Now press the shutter button. • Releasing the AEL/AFL button cancels AE lock. To lock the exposure: j You can lock the metering result so that it is not cancelled when the AEL/AFL button is released. g“AEL/AFL MEMO” (P. 96) To activate AE lock with a set metering mode: j You can set the metering mode for locking the exposure with the AE lock. g“AELMetering” (P. 102) AE lock  TIPS AEL/AFL button 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 Ps L N N AEL AE lock
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45 EN 1 Exposure The camera automatically shoots a number of pictures at different exposure values for each frame. Even in conditions where correct exposure is difficult to obtain (such as a backlit subject or a scene at dusk), you can pick the picture you prefer from a selected number of frames with a variety of different exposure settings (exposure and compensation values). The pictures are taken in the following order: Picture with optimum exposure, picture adjusted in – direction, and picture adjusted in + direction. Compensation value: 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 • The compensation value will change if the EV step is changed. g“EV STEP” (P. 102) Number of frames: 3 Start shooting. • In single-frame shooting, the exposure changes every time the shutter button is pressed. • In sequential shooting, hold down the shutter button until the selected number of frames are taken. • Releasing the shutter button stops bracketing shooting. When it stops, 0 is displayed in green. How AE bracketing compensates exposure in each shooting mode Depending on the selected shooting mode, exposure is compensated in the following way: P mode : Aperture value and shutter speed A mode : Shutter speed S mode : Aperture value M mode : Shutter speed To apply AE bracketing to the exposure value you have compensated: j Compensate the exposure value, then use the AE bracketing feature. AE bracketing is applied to the exposure value you have compensated. AE bracketing Menu MENU[c][V][BRACKETING][AE BKT]  TIPS e.g.) When BKT is set to [3F 1.0EV] -1.0 EV +1.0 EV ±0 AE BKT WB BKT ISO BKT FL BKT BRACKETING SET BACK AE BKT 3F 0.7EV 3F 0.3EV 3F 1.0EV OFF
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46 EN 1 Exposure The larger the ISO value, the darker the location in which you can shoot. However, increasing the ISO value leads to increased noise (graininess) in the picture. ISO200, which gives optimal noise and gradation balance, is recommended for normal use. For a slower shutter speed or when you want to open the aperture, use ISO100. [AUTO] : The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. For [ISO-AUTO SET], you can set the default (value normally used when the optimal exposure can be obtained) and upper limit (upper limit of ISO that automatically changes). g“ISO-AUTO SET” (P. 103) [100-6400] : Fixed ISO sensitivity [ISO STEP] can be changed to 1/3 EV or 1EV increments. g“ISO STEP” (P. 103) To automatically set the optimal ISO in M mode: j Normally, the AUTO setting is not available in M mode, but you can set it for use in all shooting modes. g“ISO- AUTO” (P. 103) ISO sensitivity setting Direct button ISO Live control ij: [ISO] Super control panel iINFOk: [ISO] Menu MENU[c][V][ISO]  TIPS AUTO 100 125 160 200 250 320 P ISO ISO AUTO AUTO ISO AUTO 250 F8.0 250 F8.0 250 F8.0 i button MENU button j ISO button j INFO button
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47 EN 1 Exposure The camera automatically takes pictures at a different ISO sensitivity with the shutter speed and aperture value fixed. 3 images with different exposures are recorded in the order of the set ISO sensitivity (optimum exposure when set to [AUTO]), exposure in the – direction, and exposure in the + direction. Compensation value: 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 • The compensation value is set in 1/3 EV increments regardless of the ISO step setting. Number of frames: 3 x Notes • Bracketing is performed regardless of the upper limit set with [ISO-AUTO SET]. This overlays multiple frame images and saves the result as a single image. The image is saved with the record mode set at the time the image is saved. You can overlay an image while taking a picture or overlay a recorded image in playback mode. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE In shooting mode, 2 frames of pictures taken can be overlaid and saved as a single image. You can also select a stored RAW image and shoot multiple exposures to create an overlay image. [FRAME] : Select [2F]. [AUTO GAIN] : When set to [ON], the brightness of each frame is set to 1/2 and the images are overlaid. When set to [OFF], the images are overlaid with the original brightness of each frame. [OVERLAY] : Then set to [ON], a RAW image recorded on a card can be overlaid with multiple exposures and stored as a separate image. The number of pictures taken is one. IMAGE OVERLAY In playback mode, up to 3 frames of RAW images can be overlaid and saved as a single image. g“Image overlay” (P. 87) Setting display • When multiple exposure is set, i is displayed. After the first frame is shot, i is displayed in green. ISO bracketing Menu MENU[c][V][BRACKETING][ISO BKT] Multiple exposure Menu MENU[X] [MULTIPLE EXPOSURE] FRAME AUTO GAIN OVERLAY OFF OFF OFF MULTIPLE EXPOSURE BACK SET
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48 EN 1 Exposure To cancel the image during shooting: j Pressing the D button cancels the last picture taken. To shoot multiple exposures while checking the composition for each frame: j The overlay images are displayed semi-transparently so you can shoot while checking the position of the image overlay. x Notes • When multiple exposure is set, [SLEEP] is set to [OFF] automatically. • RAW images taken with another camera cannot be used for the overlay image. • When [OVERLAY] is set to [ON], the images displayed when a RAW image is selected are developed with the settings at the time of shooting. • To set the shooting functions, cancel multiple exposure shooting first. Some functions cannot be set. • Multiple exposure is cancelled automatically from the first picture in the following situations. The camera is turned off/The q button is pressed/The MENU button is pressed/The shooting mode is set to a mode other than P, A, S, M/The lens release button is pressed/ The battery power runs out/The USB cable, AV cable and/or HDMI mini-cable is inserted/ Switching between the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder • The information for the first frame during multiple exposure shooting is displayed as the shooting information. • When a RAW image is selected using [OVERLAY], the JPEG image for the image recorded in JPEG+RAW is displayed. • When shooting multiple exposures using bracketing, priority is given to multiple exposure shooting. While the overlay image is being saved, bracketing is reset to the factory default setting.  TIPS
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49 EN 2 Focusing and shooting functions 2 Focusing and shooting functions The three focus modes S-AF, C-AF, and MF are available with this camera. You can take pictures by combining the S-AF mode with MF mode, and the C-AF mode with AF TRACKING. S-AF (single AF) Focusing is performed once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. If focusing fails, release your finger from the shutter button and press it halfway again. This mode is suitable for taking pictures of still subjects or subjects with limited movement. Press the shutter button halfway. • When the focus is locked, the AF confirmation mark lights up on the LCD monitor. • A beep sound is outputted when the subject is in focus. When you want to quickly switch from AF mode to MF: j By registering [MF] to the < button, you can press the < button to switch to MF mode. g“; FUNCTION” (P. 97) When you want to be able to shoot even if the subject is not in focus: j See “RLS PRIORITY S/RLS PRIORITY C” (gP. 99). AF mode selection Direct button AF Live control ij: [AF MODE] Super control panel iINFOk: [AF MODE] Menu MENU[c][R] [AF MODE]  TIPS P S-AF SINGLE AF SINGLE AF S-AF C-AF MF i button MENU button j AF button j INFO button
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50 EN 2 Focusing and shooting functions Composing and taking a picture after locking the focus (focus lock) Compose the picture with focus locked and press the shutter button to take the picture. • When the focusing mark blinks, this indicates that the picture is out of focus. Try again. C-AF (continuous AF) The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button remains pressed halfway. Even if the subject moves or you change the composition of the picture, the camera continues trying to focus. Press the shutter button halfway and keep it in this position. • When the subject is in focus and locked, the AF confirmation mark lights up. • The AF target does not light up, even when the subject is in focus. • The camera repeats focusing. Even if the subject moves or even if you change the composition of the picture, focusing is tried continuously. • A beep sound is outputted when the subject is in focus. The beep sound is not outputted after the third continuous AF operation, even when the subject is in focus. • Four thirds system lenses operate in the S-AF mode. MF (manual focus) This function allows you to manually focus on any subject. Adjust the focus using the focus ring. • Turn the focus ring and the view will switch to zoom display automatically. You can disallow zoom display. g“MF ASSIST” (P. 94) To change the rotational direction of the focus ring: j You can select the rotational direction of the focus ring to suit your preference for how the lens adjusts to the focusing point. g“FOCUS RING” (P. 94)  TIPS 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 38 38 P L N N e.g.) The camera focuses using the center AF target. Near ) Focus ring

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