E-PL1 + M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm + Zuiko ED 40-150mm E1102869

Olympus E-PL1 + M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm + Zuiko ED 40-150mm E1102869 manual

E-PL1 + M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm + Zuiko ED 40-150mm E1102869

User manual for the Olympus E-PL1 + M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm + Zuiko ED 40-150mm E1102869 in English. This PDF manual has 127 pages.

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Printed in the Netherlands · OE · 02/2010 · E0462522 Register your product on www.olympus-consumer.com/register and get additional benefits from Olympus! http://www.olympus.com/ 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 © 2010 Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Basic guide Quick task index Table of Contents 1. Basic photography and useful functions 2. Other shooting options and advanced settings 3. Flash shooting 4. Shooting and viewing movies 5. Playback options 6. Camera setup 7. Customizing camera settings 8. Printing pictures 9. Connecting the camera to a computer 10. Shooting tips and maintenance 11. Information Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA Instruction Manual
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 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 AV cable (Monaural) CB-AVC3 USB cable CB-USB6 PS-BCS1(BCS-1) Lithium ion charger PS-BLS1(BLS-1) Lithium ion battery Strap Body cap Computer software (ib) CD-ROM Instruction manual Warranty card • • • 1 Thread the strap in the direction of the arrows. 2 Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely. 1 2 3 Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet in the same way. • Attaching the strap Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. # Caution Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide 1 Charging the battery. 1 2 3 charging indicator Amber light:  Charging in progress Blue light:  Charging complete (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) Amber blinking: Charging error AC wall outlet BCS-1 Lithium ion charger Direction indicating mark BLS-1 Lithium ion battery AC cable Charging indicator 2 Loading the battery. 2 1 3 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover Direction indicating mark Removing the battery Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery/card compartment cover. To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. $ Notes It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Charging and inserting the battery
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 EN Basic guide Preparations for shooting 1 Loading the card. Insert the SD/SDHC card (referred to as “card” in these instructions) until it locks in place. g “Card basics” (P. 95) # Caution Turn off the camera before loading or removing the card. • • Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. # Caution Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 22) is displayed. • 2 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. Close the cover until you hear a click. • # Caution Close the battery/card compartment cover when using the camera. Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 22) is displayed. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the loss not only of the images being recorded but also of existing images. • • Inserting and removing cards
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 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from the lens. 1 2 1 2 2 Attach a lens to 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. • Alignment mark Lens attachment mark Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it click. # Caution Make sure the camera is turned off. Do not press the lens release button. Do not touch internal portions of the camera. • • • • 3 Remove the lens cap. 2 1 1 Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release button, rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow. g “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 97) 2 1 Lens release button Attaching a lens to the camera
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 EN Basic guide Preparations for shooting 1 Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera. When the camera is turned on, the (blue) power lamp will light and the monitor will turn on. To turn off the power, press the ON/OFF button again. 2 Set the mode dial to h. ■ Mode dial ■ ON/OFF button The (blue) power lamp lights when the camera is turned on. • Dust reduction function After you turn the camera on, the camera will remove dust from the filter in front of the image pickup device. ■ LCD monitor When you turn on the power, the LCD monitor lights up. • Battery level 7 (green): Camera ready to shoot 8 (green): Low battery 9 (blinks red): Charge the battery • • Power on
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 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. 1 Display the menus. Press the MENU button to display the menus. MENU button CARD SETUP CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE K IMAGE ASPECT j 4:3 BACK SET 2 Select [X] in the [d] (setup) tab. Use FG to select [d] and press I. • X W s REC VIEW c MENU DISPLAY FIRMWARE ENG. j±0k±0 5SEC OFF ’--.--.-- --:-- 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 2010 CANCEL Y Y/M/D M D TIME The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. Press i to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • • • Setting the date/time
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 EN Basic guide Names of parts and functions Camera 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 b 9 a 0 4 8 f c d e g h 1 Mode dial................................P. 6, 10 2 Shutter button................. P. 11, 12, 46 3 ON/OFF button.............................P. 6 4 Strap eyelet...................................P. 2 5 Self-timer lamp............................P. 30 6 Lens attachment mark..................P. 5 7 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 8 Microphone...........................P. 57, 65 9 Hot shoe cover 0 Built-in flash................................P. 54 a Lens release button......................P. 5 b Lens lock pin c Tripod socket d Battery/card compartment cover ......................................................P. 3 e Battery/card compartment lock.....P. 3 f Connector cover g Multi-connector...............P. 67, 84, 87 h HDMI mini-connector (type C)....P. 67 Names of parts and functions
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 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide 1 3 2 9 0 b 4567 8 a c F(Up)/F(Exposure compensation) button (P. 40) I (Right)/ # (Flash) button (P. 54) G(Down)/jY(Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 30) H (Left)/ P (AF target) button (P. 45) i button (P. 21) 1 Flash switch................................P. 54 2 Accessory port 3 LCD monitor..........................P. 22, 23 4 q (Playback) button............P. 14, 59 5 MENU button.............................P. 21 6 INFO (Information display) button..............................P. 22, 33, 61 7 D (Erase) button. ............P. 15, 59, 66 8 Hot shoe. ...................................P. 102 9 </G button...............P. 80/P. 59, 60 0 U button.........................P. 59, 60, 62 a R (Movie) /0 (Protect) button ......................... P. 11, 13, 56/P. 59, 65 b Speaker c Arrow pad
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10 EN Basic guide Names of parts and functions Mode dial Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode. After choosing the shooting mode, use the shutter button to take photographs and the R (movie) button to shoot movies. ■ Easy shooting modes A iAUTO (P. 6) 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. • • ART Art filter (P. 16) SCN Scene (P. 17) ■ Advanced shooting modes P Program shooting (P. 36) A Aperture priority shooting (P. 37) S Shutter priority shooting (P. 38) M Manual shooting (P. 39) 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. • • ■ Movie mode n Movie (P. 56) Photo zone Movie zone Mode icon Indicator % Tips Resetting camera settings: g “Resetting the camera settings” (P. 70) • Names of parts and functions
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11 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide Shutter button R (movie) button Mode Photos: shutter button Movies: R (movie) button P Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. • The camera adjusts aperture and shutter speed automatically. • A You control aperture. • S You control shutter speed. • M You control aperture and shutter speed. • A A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the current scene. • ART Select an art filter. • SCN Select a scene. • n Photographs are recorded at the settings selected for movies. • Shoot movies using art filter or aperture and shutter speed effects. • To take a photograph during movie recording, press the shutter button. Three files will be recorded to the memory card: the movie footage preceding the photograph, the photograph itself, and the movie footage following the photograph. Press the R (movie) button to end recording. Only one photograph can be taken at a time during movie recording; the self-timer and flash can not be used. Pressing the R (movie) button during sequential shooting ends shooting. A movie is not recorded. Image size and quality for photographs are independent of movie frame size. The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. Pressing the R (movie) button during any of the following will end shooting without recording a movie: Sequential shooting/PANORAMA/multiple exposure/bracketing, etc The R (movie) button can not be used to record movies in the following instances: BULB/shutter button pressed halfway/playback zoom/PANORAMA, etc • • • • • • •
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12 EN Basic guide Basic operations 1 Frame the shot. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens. • Horizontal grip Vertical grip Using lenses with an UNLOCK switch Retractable lenses with an UNLOCK switch can not be used while retracted. Turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (1) to extend the lens (2). To store, turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (4) while sliding the UNLOCK switch (3). 4 1 2 3 2 Adjust the focus. Lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). • 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N G 38 38 Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark AF target Press the shutter button halfway. Focus will lock, the AF confirmation mark (( or n) will light, and an AF target will be briefly displayed to show the focus position. ( Lenses that supports Hi-Speed Imager AF* n Lenses with other Four Thirds mounts Visit our website for more information. The shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. • * • Taking photographs/shooting movies
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13 EN Basic operations Basic guide 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 3 Release the shutter. Taking photographs Press the shutter button all the way (fully). The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • Press halfway Press the rest of the way down Recording movies Press the R (movie) button to begin recording. Press the R (movie) button again to end recording. n 2:18 2:18 R (movie) button % Tips If no operations are performed for about 8 seconds, the monitor will dim. If no operations are performed for approximately another minute, the camera will enter “sleep” (stand-by) mode and all operations will be suspended. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). If no operations are performed for about 5 minutes after the camera enters sleep mode, the camera will turn off automatically. g “SLEEP” (P. 74) # Caution Bright light sources appear black when framed in the monitor but are recorded normally in the final picture. 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 recorded at high ISO sensitivities. Choose a lower ISO sensitivity or turn the camera off for a short period. • • • •
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14 EN Basic guide Basic operations Single-frame playback Press the q button to display your most recent photograph or movie. q button Arrow pad H: Displays the previous frame I: Displays the next frame [4032x3024,1/8] 2010.02.01 12:30 100-0015 15 L N Still image 2010.02.01 12:30 100-0004 4 HD HD P Movie n Close-up playback To zoom in on the image currently displayed in single- frame playback, press the U button. Keep pressing the button to zoom in up to 14 ×. Press G to return to single-frame playback. • 2x 2x n Index display To view multiple pictures, press the G button. Press the U button to view the currently selected picture full frame. • • 2010.02.01 12:30 21 Playback/Erasing
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15 EN Basic operations Basic guide Movie playback Display a movie in single-frame playback and press i to display the playback menu. Select [MOVIE PLAY] and press i to begin playback. To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. MOVIE MOVIE PLAY m BACK SET Erasing images Display a image you want to delete and press D. Select [YES] and press i. D button ERASE YES NO BACK SET •
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16 EN Basic guide Basic operations 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using FG. 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO 38 38 L N POP ART 1 SELECT SET i Press i or press the shutter button halfway to display the view through the lens in the monitor. Press i to return to the art filter menu. 2 Shoot. n Types of art filters j POP ART m PIN HOLE k SOFT FOCUS n DIORAMA l GRAINY FILM o GENTLE SEPIA # Caution Art filters are not applied to RAW images.   If RAW is selected for the record mode when the camera enters art filter mode, the record mode will automatically be set to YN+RAW. The grainy appearance of the picture may be emphasized depending on the type of art filter. % Tips Camera settings can be adjusted using the menus (P. 21) and buttons (P. 9). You can also configure the camera so that the live control (P. 20) and super control panel (P. 81) can be used. g “KCONTROL SETTING” (P. 74) • • • • • • • Using art filters
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17 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using FG. 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO 38 38 L N PORTRAIT 1 B e F D C G SELECT SET i Press i or press the shutter button halfway to display the view through the lens in the monitor. Press i to return to the scene menu. 2 Shoot. n Types of scene modes 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 (P. 35) G CHILDREN ( FIREWORKS H HIGH KEY g BEACH & SNOW I LOW KEY # Caution [e-PORTRAIT] can not be applied to RAW images. When RAW or RAW+JPEG photos are taken using [e-PORTRAIT], two images will be recorded: a RAW image and an X-quality (2560×1920) JPEG to which effects have been applied. 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)). • • • • • Shooting in scene mode
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18 EN Basic guide Basic operations Although iAUTO (A) mode is a full auto mode, a “live guide” is available to guide you through creative adjustments to settings controlling such elements as vividness, hue, brightness, focus, and motion using simple operations and easy-to-understand instructions displayed over the view through the lens in the monitor. CHANGE COLOR SATURATION Guide item CLEAR & VIVID CLEAR & VIVID FLAT & MUTED FLAT & MUTED CANCEL Level bar/selection i Guide item Level bar/selection Affects*2 CHANGE COLOR SATURATION*1 CLEAR & VIVID FLAT & MUTED Saturation, contrast, gradation, etc. CHANGE COLOR IMAGE*1 WARM COOL Color temperature, gradation, etc. CHANGE BRIGHTNESS*1 BRIGHT DARK Exposure compensation, gradation, etc. BLUR BACKGROUND*1 BLUR SHARP Aperture, live preview, etc. EXPRESS MOTIONS*1 BLURRED MOTION STOP MOTION Shutter speed (1/2 s – fastest speed), frame rate, etc. SHOOTING TIPS TIPS FOR CHILD PHOTO TIPS FOR PET PHOTO TIPS FOR FLOWER PHOTO TIPS FOR CUISINE PHOTO TIPS FOR FRAMING • • • • • — *1 Monitor frame rate slows. *2 For reference only. The items listed do not correspond directly to parameters that can be adjusted in other shooting modes. Using the iAUTO mode live guides
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19 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 After pressing i to display the live guide, use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to highlight an item and press i to select. CHANGE COLOR SATURATION Guide item 2 Position the cursor using the FG buttons on the arrow pad and check the effect or read the description. Press the shutter button halfway to select. Although the camera exits from preview to live view when [BLUR BACKGROUND] or [EXPRESS MOTIONS] is selected, the selected effect still applies. CLEAR & VIVID CLEAR & VIVID FLAT & MUTED FLAT & MUTED CANCEL Level bar 3 Shoot. Press the shutter button to shoot. To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. # Caution Selecting RAW in the live guide sets the record mode 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. The flash can not be used with the live guide. Changes to live guide options cancel previous changes. Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over- or under-exposed. • • • • • • • • • • •
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20 EN Basic guide Basic operations Using live control allows you to preview the effects of different settings in the monitor. P AUTO 5 2 3 1 w IS OFF L F L F WB WB AUTO AUTO j WB AUTO Functions Settings n Settings that can be modified using live control Picture mode*1 ..................................P. 52 Scene mode*2 ...................................P. 17 Art filter mode*2 .................................P. 16 n mode*3 .........................................P. 56 White balance. ..................................P. 41 Sequential shooting/self-timer..........P. 30 Image stabilizer................................P. 50 Aspect ratio*1*2 . ..................................P. 32 Record mode....................................P. 31 Flash mode*1*2 . ..................................P. 54 Flash intensity control*1*2 . ..................P. 55 Metering mode*1*2 . .............................P. 47 AF mode...........................................P. 44 Face detection*1*2 ..............................P. 32 Movie sound record*3 ........................P. 57 ISO sensitivity. ..................................P. 41 *1 P, A, S, M and A modes only. *2 ART and SCN only. *3 n mode only. 1 Press i to display the live control. To hide the live control, press i again. 2 Use the FGbuttons on the arrow pad to select settings, use HI to change the selected setting, and press i. The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. • P AUTO 5 2 3 1 w IS OFF L F L F WB WB AUTO AUTO j WB AUTO Cursor Displays the selected function name Cursor Arrow pad Arrow pad # Caution Some items are not available in some shooting modes. % Tips For information on displaying or hiding the live control: g “KCONTROL SETTING” (P. 74) • • • Using live control
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21 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. CARD SETUP CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE K IMAGE ASPECT j 4:3 BACK SET Press the i button to confirm the setting Operation guide Press the MENU button to go back one screen Tab 2 Use FG to select a tab and press i. 3 Select an item using FG and press i to display options for the selected item. j/Y IMAGE STABILIZER BRACKETING MULTIPLE EXPOSURE w #RC MODE o OFF OFF 0.0 OFF BACK SET The current setting is displayed Function i j/Y IMAGE STABILIZER BRACKETING MULTIPLE EXPOSURE w #RC MODE o OFF 0.0 OFF BACK SET j/Y W j Y o 4 Press the i button to confirm the setting. Press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the menu. $ Notes For details on the functions that can be set with the menu, refer to “Menu directory” (P. 108). % Tips Camera settings can be customized to your shooting style: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 71) 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. • • • Using the menus
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22 EN Basic guide Information displayed in the monitor Shooting You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g “Switching the information display” (P. 33) 250 250 F5.6 +2.0 ISO 400 L N 2 IS 4:3 4:3 P S-AF AEL BKT HP FP RC +2.0 1023 1023 0 0 0 250 250 ISO 400 P S-AF +2.0 u t b 0 c d e f g a r s q p o n m l 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 8 k j i h 1 Card write indicator.......................P. 4 2 Internal temperature warning m.......................................P. 92 3 Super FP flash s....................P. 105 4 RC mode...................................P. 105 5 Home position p.......................P. 45 6 Auto bracket t........................P. 48 7 Multiple exposure i..................P. 51 8 Flash...........................................P. 54 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) 9 Battery check 7 Lit up (green) (ready for use) 8 Lit up (green) (Battery is running low) 9 Blinks (red) (charging required) 0 AF confirmation mark............P. 12, 46 a Art filter. .......................................P. 16 Scene mode................................P. 17 Picture mode...............................P. 52 b White balance.............................P. 41 c Sequential shooting/self-timer. ....P. 30 d Image stabilizer vws........P. 50 e Aspect ratio.................................P. 32 f Record mode..............................P. 31 g Number of storable still pictures ..................................................P. 107 Available recording time h Top: Flash intensity control...........................P. 55 Bottom:    Exposure compensation indicator........................P. 40 i Exposure compensation value....P. 40 j Aperture value. .....................P. 36 – 39 k Shutter speed. ......................P. 36 – 39 l Shooting mode...............P. 10, 36 – 39 m AE Lock u...............................P. 47 n Flash intensity control.................P. 55 o ISO sensitivity.............................P. 41 p Face detection g.................P. 32, 74 q AF mode.....................................P. 44 r Metering mode............................P. 47 s Flash mode.................................P. 54 t My Mode.....................................P. 73 u Picture mode...............................P. 52 Information displayed in the monitor
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23 EN Information displayed in the monitor Basic guide Playback You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g “Information display” (P. 61) [4032x3024,1/8] 2010.02.01 12:30 100-0015 15 L N x10 4:3 6 8 9 0 a 1 2 7 3 4 5 Simplified display x10 100-0015 F5.6 100 ±0.0 ISO 250 15 NATURAL L N +2.0 45mm WBAUTO G±0 A±0 4:3 f h i b c d n l m e o g j k Overall display 1 Aspect border. .............................P. 32 2 Print reservation Number of prints.........................P. 82 3 Sound record..............................P. 65 4 Protect. ........................................P. 65 5 Battery check................................P. 6 6 Date and time. ...............................P. 7 7 Aspect ratio...........................P. 32, 63 8 Pixel count, compression rate.....P. 31 9 Record mode..............................P. 31 0 File number.................................P. 82 a Frame number............................P. 82 b AF target.....................................P. 45 c Shooting mode...............P. 10, 36 – 39 d Exposure compensation.............P. 40 e Shutter speed. ......................P. 36 – 39 f Aperture value. .....................P. 36 – 39 g Focal length................................P. 97 (The focal length is displayed in 1 mm units.) h Flash intensity control.................P. 55 i ISO sensitivity.............................P. 41 j White balance compensation......P. 42 k Picture mode...............................P. 52 l Color space.................................P. 76 m White balance.............................P. 41 n Metering mode............................P. 47 o Histogram. ...................................P. 33
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24 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 11 Easy photography with special effects Art filter (ART) 16 Easy photography suited to the scene Scene (SCN) 17 Focus Focus lock 46 AF target 45 Focusing on one area AF target 45 MF (manual focus) 44 Checking set effect before taking a picture Multi view display 33, 40 Preview function 37 TEST PICTURE 80 Extending the useful life of the battery SLEEP 74 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 31 Taking pictures in low light situations without using the flash ISO 41 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Histogram 33 Exposure compensation 40 SHADOW ADJ 63 Taking monotone pictures PICTURE MODE 52 Art filter (ART) 16 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 54 GRADATION 53 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live guide 18 Aperture priority shooting 37 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live guide 18 Shutter priority shooting 38 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 41 WB bracketing 49 Use this index to quickly find the page describing the task you want to perform or the function you want to know more about. Quick task index
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25 EN Quick task index Taking pictures so that whites come out white and blacks come out black Live guide 18 Exposure compensation 40 HIGH KEY/LOW KEY 53 Reducing image noise (mottling) NOISE REDUCT. 76 Optimizing the LCD monitor Monitor brightness adjustment 69 LIVE VIEW BOOST 74 Reducing camera shake IMAGE STABILIZER 50 DIS MODE 17 ISO 41, 75 Self-timer 30 Taking pictures while checking the level of the camera w 33, 74 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 32 Displaying guides to aid composition Framing grid selection 74 Playback g Displaying the image after the picture is taken REC VIEW 69 Checking whether the subject is in focus Close-up playback 14, 60 Quickly searching for the desired image Index display/Calendar display 14, 60 Viewing images on a TV Playback on TV 67 Brightening a dark backlit image JPEG EDIT 63 Camera Settings g Saving the settings CUSTOM RESET 70 MY MODE SETUP 73, 106 Changing the menu display language W 69
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26 EN Table of Contents Table of Contents Basic guide 3 Preparations for shooting............3 Charging and inserting the battery................................3 Inserting and removing cards......4 Attaching a lens to the camera....5 Power on.....................................6 Setting the date/time...................7 Names of parts and functions. .....8 Camera. .......................................8 Mode dial...................................10 Basic operations.........................12 Taking photographs/shooting movies....................................12 Playback/Erasing. ......................14 Single-frame playback 14 Close-up playback Index display Movie playback 15 Erasing images 15 Using art filters..........................16 Shooting in scene mode............17 Using the iAUTO mode live guides. ....................................18 Using live control.......................20 Using the menus.......................21 Information displayed in the monitor.........................................22 Shooting....................................22 Playback....................................23 Quick task index 24 Basic photography and useful functions 30 Sequential shooting/ using the self timer.....................30 Image quality (record mode)......31 Choosing a record mode...........31 Setting the image aspect............32 Using face detection...................32 Turning [g FACE DETECT] on...........................................32 Taking pictures using face detection. ................................32 Switching the information display..........................................33 Display magnification.................34 Panoramas...................................35 Taking pictures for a panorama...............................35 Other shooting options and advanced settings 36 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode).......................36 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode).........37 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode). ...........38 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode). ............39 Choosing when the exposure ends (bulb).............................39 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation). ..........40 Previewing the effects of exposure compensation and white balance.........................40 ISO sensitivity. .............................41 Adjusting color (white balance)............................41 White balance compensation....42 One-touch white balance. ..........43
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27 EN Table of Contents Choosing a focus mode (AF mode). ....................................44 Choosing a focus target (AF target)....................................45 Using a saved AF target............45 Focus lock.................................46 Zoom frame AF............................46 Measuring subject brightness (metering). ....................................47 Exposure lock (AE lock).............47 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing). ..........48 Reducing camera shake (the image stabilizer). ..................50 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure).....................51 Processing options (picture mode).............................52 Flash shooting 54 Using a flash (flash photography) . ...................54 Flash intensity control................55 Using external flash units designated for use with this camera..................................55 Other external flash units...........55 Shooting and viewing movies 56 Changing the settings for movie recording..........................56 Adding effects to a movie..........56 Record mode.............................57 Recording sound.......................57 Recording movies with the shutter button..............................57 Taking a photograph when recording ends.......................58 Viewing movies...........................58 Playback options 59 Single-frame playback................59 Close-up playback. ......................60 Index display/ calendar display..........................60 Information display.....................61 Slideshow. ....................................62 Editing still images. .....................63 Rotate...........................................64 Image overlay..............................64 Audio recording. ..........................65 Protecting images.......................65 Protecting selected frames........66 Canceling all protections...........66 Erasing images. ...........................66 Erasing selected frames............66 All-frame erase..........................66 Playback on TV. ...........................67 Camera setup 69 Setup Menu..................................69 X (Date/time setting)..............69 W (Changing the display language)...............................69 s (Monitor brightness adjustment)............................69 REC VIEW. ................................69 c MENU DISPLAY...................69 FIRMWARE...............................69 Resetting the camera settings. ........................................70
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28 EN Table of Contents Table of Contents Registering [RESET1]/ [RESET2]...............................70 Using reset settings...................70 Customizing camera settings 71 Custom Menu. ..............................71 Custom Menu options. ................72 R AF/MF...................................72 AF MODE 72 AF AREA 72 RESET LENS 72 BULB FOCUSING 72 FOCUS RING 72 MF ASSIST 72 P SET HOME 72 S BUTTON...............................72 AEL/AFL 72 AEL/AFL MEMO 72 ; FUNCTION 72 R FUNCTION 72 MY MODE SETUP 73 BUTTON TIMER 73 T RELEASE.............................73 RLS PRIORITY S 73 RLS PRIORITY C 73 U DISP/8/PC. .........................73 HDMI 73 VIDEO OUT 73 SLEEP 74 LIVE VIEW BOOST 74 g FACE DETECT 74 G/INFO SETTING 74 KCONTROL SETTING 74 HISTOGRAM SETTING 74 EVF ADJUST 74 BACKLIT LCD 74 MODE GUIDE 74 qCLOSEUP MODE 74 8 (Beep sound) 75 VOLUME 75 USB MODE 75 V EXP/e/ISO........................75 EV STEP 75 METERING 75 AEL Metering 75 ISO 75 ISO STEP 75 ISO-AUTO SET 75 ISO-AUTO 75 BULB TIMER 75 ANTI-SHOCK z 75 W #CUSTOM. ..........................75 # X-SYNC. 75 # SLOW LIMIT 75 w+F 75 X K/COLOR/WB. ...................76 NOISE REDUCT. 76 NOISE FILTER 76 WB 76 ALL > 76 COLOR SPACE 76 SHADING COMP. 76 K SET 76 PIXEL COUNT 77 Y RECORD/ERASE.................77 QUICK ERASE 77 RAW+JPEG ERASE 77 FILE NAME 77 EDIT FILENAME 77 PRIORITY SET 78 dpi SETTING 78 Z MOVIE..................................78 nMODE 78 MOVIE+STILL 78 MOVIE R 78 b K UTILITY..........................78 PIXEL MAPPING 78 EXPOSURE SHIFT 78 8 WARNING LEVEL 78 Using the super control panel.............................................81
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29 EN Table of Contents Printing pictures 82 Print reservation (DPOF)............82 Creating a print order................82 Resetting the print reservation data........................................83 Direct printing (PictBridge)........83 Connecting the camera to a printer..................................84 Easy printing. .............................84 Custom printing.........................85 Connecting the camera to a computer 87 Connecting the camera to a computer...................................87 Installing the supplied computer software (ib). ...............88 Shooting tips and maintenance 89 Shooting tips and information. ..................................89 Error codes..................................91 Cleaning and storing the camera. .........................................93 Cleaning the camera.................93 Storage......................................93 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device. ........93 Pixel mapping - Checking the image processing functions. ...94 Information 95 Card basics..................................95 Usable cards.............................95 Formatting the card...................95 Battery and charger....................96 Using your charger abroad........96 Interchangeable lenses. ..............97 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses..........97 System Chart. ............................98 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications. .......................100 Four Thirds Adapter. ...............101 Using electronic view finder (sold separately). .......................102 Program line diagram (P mode)....................................103 Exposure warning display. .......103 Flash synchronization and shutter speed. ............................104 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode.....................104 Focal lengths that can be set...............................................104 External flash shooting. ............105 Wireless remote control flash photography.....................105 Functions that can be registered with My Mode and Custom Reset Setting...............106 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures......................................107 Menu directory. ..........................108 Specifications............................ 111 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...........113 Index...........................................120
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30 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 1 Sequential shooting/using the self timer The camera will take photos at a rate of about 3 frames per second (fps) while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Alternatively, the self-timer can be used for self- or group-portraits or to reduce camera shake when the camera is mounted on a tripod or otherwise fixed in place. 1 Press the jY button (G) to display the direct menu. o j Y12s Y2s P SINGLE 2 Select an option using HI and press i. o Single-frame shooting Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed (normal shooting mode). j Sequential shooting Shoots at approximately 3 frames/sec. for as long as the shutter button is pressed (S-AF or MF selected for [AF MODE] (P. 44)). Y12s Self-timer 12 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. First, the self- timer lamp lights up for approximately 10 seconds, then it blinks for approximately 2 seconds and the picture is taken. Y2s Self-timer 2 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. $ Notes To cancel the activated self-timer, press the jY button. During sequential shooting, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked at the first frame (during S-AF, MF). # Caution During sequential shooting, if the battery check blinks due to low battery, the camera stops shooting and starts saving the pictures you have taken on the card. The camera may not save all of the pictures depending on how much battery power remains. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. If you stand in front of the camera to press the shutter button halfway when using the self-timer, the photograph may be out of focus. • • • • • Basic photography and useful functions
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31 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 Image quality (record mode) Adjust image quality (record mode). Choose a mode according to how the picture will be used: printed, retouched on a computer, displayed on the web, or used for some other purpose. YN, a flexible JPEG mode, is recommended in most situations. Choosing a record mode 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the record mode item using FG. RAW L F L N M N S N P IS OFF L F WB AUTO 38 38 j 4032x3024 Record mode 2 Select an option using HI and press i. The selected option is displayed in the monitor. n Supported record modes • Choose from RAW and four JPEG modes. The four JPEG modes (YF, YN, XN, and WN) shown in the table are the options available at camera default settings. Choose a RAW+JPEG option to record both a RAW and a JPEG image with each shot. n Image size and recording options JPEG modes combine image size (Y, X, and W) and compression ratio (SF, F, N, and B). Image size Compression rate Pixel count Application SF (Super Fine) F (Fine) N (Normal) B (Basic) Y(Large) YSF YF* YN* YB 4032×3024 Select for the print size X(Middle) XSF XF XN* XB 3200×2400 2560×1920 1600×1200 W(Small) WSF WF WN* WB 1280×960 1024×768 640×480 For small prints and use on a web site * Default. You can choose the four JPEG modes available. g “KSET” (P. 76) You can change the dimensions of X and W images. g “PIXEL COUNT” (P. 77) RAW image data RAW image data are raw data that have yet to be processed to create a photograph. RAW files are generally used when you wish to modify the pictures after shooting or to save the unmodified data for later use. RAW images have the file extension “.ORF” and can not be displayed on cameras made by other manufacturers, viewed in general-purpose software, or selected for printing. The camera can be used to edit RAW data and create JPEG copies. g “Editing still images” (P. 63) • •
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32 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 Setting the image aspect You can change the aspect ratio (horizontal-to-vertical ratio) when taking pictures using live view. Depending on your preference, you can set the aspect ratio to [4:3] (standard), [16:9], [3:2], or [6:6]. 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the aspect ratio item using FG. 2 Use HI to select an aspect ratio and press i. 4:3 3:2 6:6 16:9 P IS OFF L F L F WB AUTO j 4 : 3 # Caution JPEG images are cropped to the selected aspect ratio; RAW images, however, are not cropped but are instead saved with information on the selected aspect ratio. When RAW images are played back, the selected aspect ratio is shown by a frame. % Tips For information on cropping existing photographs or changing their aspect ratio, see: g “Editing still images” (P. 63) Using face detection If [ON] is selected, faces detected when [G (Digital ESP metering)] (P. 47) is chosen for metering or [B (ALL TARGETS)] (P. 45) is chosen for AF target selection are indicated by a white frame and used to set exposure and focus. Turning [g FACE DETECT] on 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select [g FACE DETECT] using FG. 2 Use HI to select [ON] and press i. OFF ON P S-AF AUTO ISO AUTO e e FACE DETECT ON Taking pictures using face detection 1 Frame your subject in the monitor. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white borders. 2 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 3 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 38 38 • • •
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33 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 # Caution During sequential shooting, face detection will work only at the first shot. Depending on the subject, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. If [M (SINGLE TARGET)] is chosen for AF target selection, the camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus target. In metering modes other than [G (Digital ESP metering)], the camera will meter exposure for the selected position. Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed on the monitor by pressing INFO button repeatedly. Histogram display*3 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 38 38 Highlight & Shadow display*3 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 38 38 Image only*3 F WB/F +0.3 +0.7 -0.3 0.0 SET Multi view display*3 *2 Information display on*1 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 38 38 *1 With [G/INFO SETTING] (P. 74), you can also select [w]/[x]/[y]/[X] for the ruled line display. *2 During multiple exposure shooting (P. 51), the information display then switches to “Multiple exposure display”. *3 Can be hidden with [G/INFO SETTING] (P. 74). Histograms Histograms show how pixels of different brightnesses are distributed and are used as a guide to exposure. The horizontal axis shows brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Brightnesses that exceed a specified upper limit are shown in red, those under a specified lower limit in blue. The green portion shows the distribution in the spot metering area. • • • •
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34 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 Display magnification Press U in the shooting display to display the zoom frame. To exit, press i. 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 30 30 10x F/G/H/I Position the zoom frame. To return the zoom frame to the default position, press and hold i. Press the shutter button halfway Press the shutter button halfway to override the currently selected focus target and focus on the subject in the zoom frame. U Zoom in. Press U again to zoom out. INFO Display a menu of zoom ratios. Press FG to select the zoom ratio (7 ×/10 ×/14 ×). Press i or INFO to exit. # Caution The U button does not zoom the lens in or out. The U button can be used to zoom in on the image displayed in the monitor and check focus when taking photographs, but not for zoom photography. Press i to return to shooting mode. •
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35 EN Basic photography and useful functions 1 Panoramas If you have installed the supplied computer software (ib), you can use it to join pictures together to form a panorama. g “Installing the supplied computer software (ib)” (P. 88) Taking pictures for a panorama 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Select [PANORAMA] and press i. 3 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 250 250 F5.6 38 38 M 4 Take a picture, using the guides to frame the shot. Focus, exposure, and other settings are fixed at the values for the first shot. 5 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. 250 250 F5.6 38 38 M [ 3 ] [ 2 ] EXIT EXIT M EXIT EXIT A panorama may include up to 10 images. A warning indicator (g) is displayed after the tenth shot. 6 After taking the last shot, press i to end the series. # Caution During panorama shooting, the image previously taken for position alignment will not be retained. With the frames or other markers for display in the images as a guide, set the composition such that the edges of the overlapping images overlap within the frames. $ Notes Pressing the i button before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. Pressing the i button in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one. • • • •
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36 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 2 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) In mode P, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture in response to subject brightness. 1 Set the mode dial to P. 2 Take pictures. The optimal shutter speed and aperture are displayed in the monitor. • 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N P 38 38 Shooting mode AF confirmation mark Shutter speed Aperture value Program shift (%) In mode P, you can choose different combinations of aperture and shutter speed without changing exposure by pressing the F button (F) on the arrow pad. This is known as “program shift.” The shooting mode changes to %. To exit, press FG until the shooting mode changes from % to P or turn the camera off and then on again. # Caution Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. • 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N Ps 38 38 Program shift % Tips The shutter speed and aperture displays flash if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. See “Exposure warning display” (P. 103). • Other shooting options and advanced settings
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37 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to A. 2 After pressing the F button (F), use FG to choose the aperture. Aperture value 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N A 38 38 3 Take pictures. 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. When the aperture value (f-number) is decreased When the aperture value (f-number) is increased Preview function If [PREVIEW] (P. 80) is assigned to the < or R (movie) button, pressing the < or R (movie) button stops aperture down to the selected value, allowing you to preview depth of field in the monitor. g “; FUNCTION, R FUNCTION” (P. 80) < button R (movie) button •
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38 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to S. 2 After pressing the F button (F), use FG to choose the shutter speed. Shutter speed 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N S 38 38 3 Take pictures. 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. Fast shutter speed Slow shutter speed •
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39 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) In mode M, you choose both the aperture and the shutter speed. At a speed of BULB, the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. 1 Rotate the mode dial to M. 2 After pressing the F button (F), use HI to choose the aperture and FG to choose the shutter speed. The range of aperture values available varies with the lens type. The shutter speed can be set to 1/2000 – 60 sec. or [BULB]. 3 Take pictures. 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. 76) # Caution   Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Choosing when the exposure ends (bulb) 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. Time the end of the exposure to suit the subject. Use for landscapes and fireworks. In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB]. [BULB] is displayed on the LCD monitor. % Tips To automatically end bulb shooting after a specified period of time: g “BULB TIMER” (P. 75) To fix the focus during manual focus shooting: g “BULB FOCUSING” (P. 72) # Caution For bulb photography, we recommend that you mount the camera on a tripod or rest it on a level, stable surface. The following functions are not available during bulb shooting: Sequential shooing/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/ flash bracketing • • • • • • • •
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40 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Press the F button (F) and use HI to adjust exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±3 EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) % Tips To change the exposure adjustment interval: g “EV STEP” (P. 75) # Caution Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN modes. Changing the default exposure restricts the range of exposure compensation values available. Previewing the effects of exposure compensation and white balance You can check the effects of exposure compensation and white balance on a 4-split screen. 1 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the multi view display. g “Switching the information display” (P. 33) Use FG to switch between exposure compensation and white balance. • F WB/F +0.3 +0.7 -0.3 0.0 SET 2 Use HI to select the desired value and press i. You can take the picture using the set value. # Caution   This function cannot be used in A, ART, SCN, n or M modes. • • • • •
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41 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 ISO sensitivity Increasing ISO sensitivity increases noise (graininess) but allows photographs to be taken when lighting is poor. The setting recommended in most situations is [AUTO], which starts at ISO 200 — a value that balances noise and dynamic range — and then adjusts ISO sensitivity according to shooting conditions. Choose ISO 100 when reducing noise is more important than enhancing dynamic range. 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the ISO sensitivity item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press i. The selected option is displayed in the monitor. • P AUTO 100 125 160 200 250 S-AF AUTO e e g OFF g OFF ISO-A ISO-A 200 200 RECOMMEND ISO-A ISO-A 200 200 F8.0 +2.0 1000 AUTO The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. 100 – 3200 Sensitivity is set to the selected value. % Tips The default value and upper limit for auto ISO sensitivity can be selected using [ISO-AUTO SET] (P. 75). The options available for ISO sensitivity can be selected using   [ISO STEP] (P. 75). Auto sensitivity can be enabled in M mode using   [ISO-AUTO] (P. 75). Adjusting color (white balance) White balance (WB) ensures that white objects in images recorded by the camera appear white. [AUTO] is suitable in most circumstances, but other values can be selected according to the light source when [AUTO] fails to produce the desired results or you wish to introduce a deliberate color cast into your images. 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the white balance item using FG. P AUTO 5 2 3 1 w IS OFF L F L F WB WB AUTO AUTO j WB AUTO 2 Select an option using HI and press i. The selected option is displayed in the monitor. • • • •
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42 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 WB mode Color temperature Light conditions Auto white balance AUTO k Used for most light conditions (when there is a white portion framed on the LCD monitor). Use this mode for general use. Preset white balance 5 5300K For shooting outdoors on a clear day, or to capture the reds in a sunset or the colors in a fireworks display 2 7500K For shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day 3 6000K For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day 1 3000K For shooting under a tungsten light w 4000K For shooting under white fluorescent lighting x 4500K For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp y 6600K For shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp n 5500K For flash shooting One-touch white balance (P. 43) V Color temperature set by one- touch WB. Choose when a white or gray subject can be used to measure white balance and the subject is under mixed lighting or lit by an unknown type of flash or other light source. Custom white balance CWB 2000K –  14000K After pressing the INFO button, use HI buttons to select a color temperature and then press i. White balance color temperature As their temperature increases, objects first start to shine red and then to shine blue as the temperature rises further. Color temperature expresses the color of light in this way using absolute temperatures in degrees K (kelvin). Fluorescent light sources indicated by white dots in the accompanying figure have colors that differ slightly from those on the color temperature scale; the values shown in the figure have been converted to color temperatures for illustrative purposes. • Candle frame Hot white light bulb White fluorescent Intense white fluorescent Clear day Overcast Daylight fluorescent Shade on clear day More Red 2000 More Blue 3000 4000 5000 6000 8000 [K] White balance compensation This function lets you make fine changes to the auto WB and preset WB settings. 1 Select [WB] in c Custom Menu (P. 71) tab X. 2 Select the option to be modified and press I. 3 Select a slider with HI and use FG to choose the amount.
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43 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Adjusting the white balance in the A direction (Amber-Blue) Depending on the original WB conditions, the image will become more amber when adjusted toward +, and bluer when adjusted toward –. Adjusting the white balance in the G direction (Green-Magenta) AUTO > WB PREVIEW G –5 A +2 BACK SET Depending on the original WB conditions, the image will become greener when adjusted toward +, and magenta when adjusted toward –. Choose from values between –7 and +7. • 4 Press i to save settings and exit. % Tips After setting the compensation value, point the camera at the subject to take test shots. When the R (movie) button is pressed, sample images that have been taken with the current WB settings are displayed. Adjusting all WB mode settings at once: g “ALL >” (P. 76) One-touch white balance Measure white balance by framing a piece of paper or other white object under the lighting that will be used in the final photograph. This is useful when shooting a subject under natural light, as well as under various light sources with different color temperatures. 1 After selecting [V (One-touch white balance)] (P. 42) , press the INFO button. 2 Frame a white object in the display. Frame the object so that it fills the display and no shadows fall it. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down. The one-touch white balance screen appears. 4 Select [YES] and press the i button. The new value is saved as a preset white balance option. The new value is stored until one-touch white balance is measured again. Turning the power off does not erase the data. % Tips If the subject is too bright or too dark or visibly tinted, the message “WB NG RETRY” will be displayed and no value will be recorded. Correct the problem and repeat the process from Step 1. Paper that is a neutral gray color rather than white can also be used. • • • • • • • •
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44 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode) Select a focusing method (focus mode). 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the AF mode item using FG. 2 Select an option with HI and press the i button. The selected AF mode is displayed on the LCD monitor. • S-AF C-AF MF S-AF+MF P AUTO ISO AUTO e e g OFF g OFF S-AF S-AF SINGLE AF S-AF S-AF S-AF (single AF) The camera focuses once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. When the focus is locked, a beep sounds, and the AF confirmation mark and the AF target mark light up. This mode is suitable for taking pictures of still subjects or subjects with limited movement. C-AF (continuous AF) The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button remains pressed halfway. When the subject is in focus, the AF confirmation mark lights up on the LCD monitor and the beep sounds when the focus is locked at the first and second time. Even if the subject moves or you change the composition of the picture, the camera continues trying to focus. The AF target does not light up, even when the subject is in focus. Four Thirds system lenses focus using S-AF. • • MF (manual focus) This function allows you to manually focus on any subject. Near ) Focus ring S-AF+MF (Simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode) After pressing the shutter button halfway to focus in S-AF mode, you can turn the focus ring to fine-adjust focus manually. C-AF+TR (AF Tracking) Press the shutter button halfway to focus; the camera then tracks and maintains focus on the current subject while the shutter button is held in this position. The AF target is displayed in red if the camera can no longer track the subject. Release the shutter button and then frame the subject again and press the shutter button halfway. Instances in which focus tracking is not available are listed below. S-AF will be used instead. Four Thirds system lenses • • % Tips The [RLS PRIORITY S] (P. 73) and [RLS PRIORITY C] (P. 73) options can be used to choose whether the shutter can be released when the camera is unable to focus. [MF ASSIST] (P. 72) can be used to enable automatic zoom display when the lens focus ring is rotated. [FOCUS RING] (P. 72) allows you to change the rotational direction of the focus ring. • • •
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45 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Choosing a focus target (AF target) This camera has 11 AF targets for focusing on the subject with auto focus. [AF AREA] options allows you to select the AF target according to the subject or the composition. 1 Press the P button (H) to display options. 2 Select an AF target with HI and press the i button. If all targets are surrounded by a green frame (B ALL TARGETS) The camera automatically selects from the 11 focus targets. If one target is surrounded by a green frame (M SINGLE TARGET) The camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus target. Using a saved AF target 1 Assign [P HOME] to the < or R (movie) button. g “P HOME” (P. 80) 2 Choose the AF target that will be used as the home position. The home position is saved when the button is pressed. g “P SET HOME” (P. 72) 3 During shooting, press the < or R (movie) button. The camera will focus on the subject in the saved AF target. # Caution The menus can be used to select the AF target but not to store the home position. • • • • •
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46 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Focus lock Focus lock is suitable when selecting a composition where the subject is outside of the AF targets or when shooting a subject which is difficult to focus on with auto focus. 1 Position the AF target over your subject and press the shutter button halfway. Make sure that the AF confirmation mark is lighting up. 2 While pressing the shutter button halfway, change the composition as necessary. While pressing the shutter button halfway, the focus is locked. Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. 3 Press the shutter button all the way to take a picture. # Caution If the contrast of the subject is weak, such as when the lighting is insufficient or the subject cannot be seen clearly because of fog, the focus may not be achieved. Zoom frame AF Pressing the U button displays a zoom frame; to focus on the area shown by the zoom frame, press the shutter button halfway. 1 Press U. The zoom frame will be displayed. Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. Press INFO and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. 2 Press the shutter button halfway to initiate autofocus. 3 Press U again to zoom in on the selected area. Press U to toggle between the zoom frame and zoom displays. The photograph can be taken at any time. Press i to exit. • • • • • • • •
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47 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Measuring subject brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the metering item using FG. e J 5 5 5 HI SH P S-AF AUTO ISO AUTO g OFF g OFF e ESP e 2 Select an option with HI and press i. G Digital ESP metering The camera meters exposure in 324 areas of the frame and optimizes exposure for the current scene or (if face detection is on) portrait subject. 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. I Spot metering Choose this option to meter a small area (about 2% of the frame) with the camera pointed at the object you wish to meter. Exposure will be adjusted according to the brightness at the metered point. IHI Spot metering - highlight control Increases spot metering exposure. Ensures bright subjects appear bright. ISH Spot metering - shadow control Lowers spot metering exposure. Ensures dark subjects appear dark. 3 Press the shutter button halfway. Normally, the camera will start metering when the shutter button is pressed halfway and lock exposure while the shutter button is held in this position. Exposure lock (AE lock) If AEL/AFL is assigned to the < or R (movie) button, the button in question can be used to lock exposure at the metered value (AE lock). Use when you want to set exposure using a composition different from that which will be used in the final photograph. Normally, the shutter button is pressed halfway to lock both focus (AF) and exposure (AE); to lock exposure and not focus, press the < or R button. 250 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO L N Ps AEL 38 38 AE lock Pressing the < or R (movie) button locks exposure at the value metered for the current subject. While the button is pressed, exposure will remain locked, and photographs can be taken by pressing the shutter button. To end AE lock, release the < or R (movie) button. • •
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48 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 % Tips To lock the exposure: g “AEL/AFL MEMO” (P. 72) To activate AE lock with a set metering mode: g “AEL Metering” (P. 75) Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing) The camera automatically varies exposure, white balance, flash level, or sensitivity over a series of exposures, “bracketing” the current setting. Bracketing is available in P, A, S, and M modes. 1 Select [BRACKETING] in shooting menu X (P. 108). j/Y IMAGE STABILIZER BRACKETING MULTIPLE EXPOSURE w #RC MODE o OFF 0.0 OFF OFF BACK SET 2 Choose a bracketing type.   0 is displayed in the monitor. • AE BKT WB BKT ISO BKT FL BKT -- -- -- A-- G-- BRACKETING BACK SET AE BKT (AE bracketing) The camera varies exposure by 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV over three shots (no modification on the first shot, negative on the second, and positive on the third). In single-frame shooting, one shot is taken each time the shutter button is pressed; in sequential shooting, all shots are taken while the shutter button is pressed. The 0 indicator turns green during bracketing. The camera modifies exposure by varying aperture and shutter speed (mode   P), shutter speed (modes A and M), or aperture (mode S). The camera brackets the value currently selected for exposure compensation. The size of the bracketing increment changes with the value selected for [EV STEP] (P. 75). • • • • AE BKT WB BKT ISO BKT FL BKT -- -- -- A-- G-- BRACKETING BACK SET AE BKT 3F 0.7EV 3F 0.3EV 3F 1.0EV OFF • •
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49 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 WB BKT (WB bracketing) Three images with different white balances (adjusted in specified color directions) are automatically created from one shot, starting with the value currently selected for white balance. White balance can be varied by 2, 4, or 6 steps on each of the A – B (Amber – Blue) and G – M (Green – Magenta) axes. The camera brackets the value currently selected for white balance compensation. No pictures will be taken during WB bracketing if there is not enough memory on the card for the selected number of frames. • • • A-B G-M WB BKT 3F 4STEP 3F 4STEP BACK SET FL BKT (FL bracketing) The camera varies flash level over three shots (no modification on the first shot, negative on the second, and positive on the third). In single-frame shooting, one shot is taken each time the shutter button is pressed; in sequential shooting, all shots are taken while the shutter button is pressed. The 0 indicator turns green during bracketing. The size of the bracketing increment changes with the value selected for [EV STEP] (P. 75). • • AE BKT WB BKT ISO BKT FL BKT -- -- -- A-- G-- BRACKETING BACK SET FL BKT 3F 0.7EV 3F 0.3EV 3F 1.0EV OFF ISO BKT (ISO bracketing) The camera varies sensitivity by 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV over three shots (no modification on the first shot, negative on the second, and positive on the third), bracketing the current sensitivity setting (or if auto sensitivity is selected, the optimal sensitivity setting) while keeping shutter speed and aperture fixed. In single-frame shooting, one shot is taken each time the shutter button is pressed; in sequential shooting, all shots are taken while the shutter button is pressed. The size of the bracketing increment does not change with the value selected for [ISO STEP] (P. 75).   Bracketing is performed regardless of the upper limit set with [ISO-AUTO SET] (P. 75). • • AE BKT WB BKT ISO BKT FL BKT -- -- -- A-- G-- BRACKETING BACK SET ISO BKT 3F 0.7EV 3F 0.3EV 3F 1.0EV OFF
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50 EN Other shooting options and advanced settings 2 Reducing camera shake (the image stabilizer) You can reduce the amount of camera shake that can occur when shooting in low light situations or shooting with high magnification. 1 Display the live control (P. 20) and select the image stabilizer item using FG. mm mm P 50 50 L F L F j WB AUTO AUTO FOCAL LENGTH INFO 2 Select an option with HI and press i. OFF Image stabilizer is off. I.S. 1 Image stabilizer is on. I.S. 2 Image stabilization applies only to vertical (Y) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally. I.S. 3 Image stabilization applies only to horizontal (Z) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally with the camera held in portrait orientation. n Setting the focal length Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses. 1 Press the INFO button when the image stabilizer is turned on. mm mm P 50 L F L F j WB AUTO AUTO 2 Use HI to choose a focus distance and press i. Choose a focal length between 8 mm and 1000 mm. g “Focal lengths that can be set” (P. 104) Choose the value that most closely matches to the one that is printed on the lens. # Caution The image stabilizer cannot correct excessive camera shake or camera shake that occurs when the shutter speed is set to the slowest speed. In these cases, it is recommended that you use a tripod. When using a tripod, set [IMAGE STABILIZER] to [OFF]. When using a lens with an image stabilization function, turn off the image stabilizer function of either the lens or the camera. If [IMAGE STABILIZER] is set to [I.S. 1], [I.S. 2] or [I.S. 3] and you turn off the camera, the camera will vibrate. This is due to the camera initializing the image stabilizer mechanism. Without this initialization, the image stabilizer may not be able to achieve the proper effect. You may notice an operating sound or vibration when the image stabilizer is activated. The image stabilizer will not activate at shutter speeds of over 2 seconds. If the internal temperature of the camera exceeds the specified temperature, the image stabilizer is deactivated and the image stabilizer icon lights red on the monitor. A blinking icon indicates a malfunction; consult an Olympus Authorized Service Center. • • • • • • • • •

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