E-PL3

Olympus E-PL3 manual

E-PL3

User manual for the Olympus E-PL3 in English. This PDF manual has 127 pages.

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Basic guide Quick task index Table of Contents 1. Basic photography/frequently- used options 2. Other shooting options 3. Flash shooting 4. Shooting and viewing movies 5. Playback options 6. Sending and receiving images 7. Using OLYMPUS Viewer 2/[ib] 8. Printing pictures 9. Camera setup 10. Customizing camera settings 11. Information 12. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS System chart Index Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA
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2 EN ■ This notice concerns the supplied flash unit and is chiefly directed to users in North America. Information for Your Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your photographic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read and understand all instructions before using. Close supervision is necessary when any flash is used by or near children. Do not leave flash unattended while in use. Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts. Do not operate if the flash has been dropped or damaged - until it has been examined by qualified service personnel. Let flash cool completely before putting away. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse this flash in water or other liquids. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this flash, but take it to qualified service personnel when service or repair work is required. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the flash is used subsequently. The use of an accessory attachment not recommended by the manufacturer may cause a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS • • • • • • • • Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. # Cautions Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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3 EN 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 Flash case Computer software CD-ROM Instruction manual Warranty card • • • • Body cap Strap USB cable CB-USB6 AV cable (Monaural) CB-AVC3 Flash FL-LM1 Lithium ion battery PS-BLS1 (BLS-1) or BLS-5 Lithium ion charger PS-BCS1 (BCS-1) or BCS-5 Attaching the strap 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. •
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4 EN Basic guide Preparations for shooting 1 Charging the battery. Charging indicator BCS-1 BCS-5 Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Lights blue Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet AC cable Lithium ion charger Lithium ion battery SDirection indicating mark Charging indicator # Cautions Unplug the charger when charging is complete. Use only compatible battery chargers to charge rechargeable batteries. BLS-1 batteries must be charged using the BCS-1, BLS-5 batteries using the BCS-5. • • 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. # Cautions Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. • $ Notes It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Charging and inserting the battery
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5 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide 1 Loading the card. Insert the SD/SDHC/SDXC/Eye-Fi card (referred to as “card” in these instructions) until it locks in place. g “Card basics” (P. 99) # Cautions 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. # Cautions Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 24) is displayed. • 2 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. Close the cover and slide the battery/card compartment lock in the direction shown by the arrow. • 2 1 # Cautions Close the battery/card compartment cover when using the camera. • Inserting and removing cards
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6 EN Basic guide Preparations for shooting Attaching a lens to the camera 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. # Cautions Make sure the camera is turned off. Do not press the lens release button. Do not touch internal portions of the camera. • • • Alignment mark Lens attachment mark Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body. Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it click. • • 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. 100) 2 1 Lens release button
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7 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Attaching the flash unit 1 Remove the terminal cover from the flash unit and attach the flash to the camera. Slide the flash unit all the way in, stopping when it contacts the back of the shoe and is securely in place. 2 1 UNLOCK switch 2 To use the flash, raise the flash head. Lower the flash head when the flash is not in use. Removing the Flash Unit Press the UNLOCK switch while removing the flash unit. 2 1 UNLOCK switch • •
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8 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. When the camera is turned on, dust reduction will be performed to remove dust from the surface of the image sensor filter. To turn off the power, press the ON/OFF button again. 2 Set the mode dial to A. ■ Mode dial ■ ON/OFF button 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 HD ■ Monitor Battery level 7 (green): Camera ready to shoot. Displayed for about 10 seconds after the camera is turned on. 8 (green): Low battery 9 (blinks red): Charge the battery Number of storable still pictures Available recording time Using the Monitor 2 1 You can adjust the angle of the monitor. • • • Power on
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9 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Setting the date/time Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. 1 Display the menus. Press the MENU button to display the menus. MENU button 4:3 j D 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set 2 Select [X] in the [d] (setup) tab. Use FG to select [d] and press I. Select [X] and press I. • • X j±0 k±0 W 2 1 --.--.-- --:-- Setup Menu English 5sec c/# Menu Display Firmware Rec View Back Set [d] tab 3 Set the date and time. Use HI to select items. Use FG to change the selected item. Use FG to select the date format. • • • X Y M D Time 2011 Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. Press Q to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • • •
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10 EN Basic guide Names of parts and functions Camera 1 2 3 4 5 6 a 0 9 8 7 4 e b c d f g 1 Mode dial ....................................P. 8, 12 2 Shutter button ...............P. 13, 14, 36, 92 3 ON/OFF button................................P. 8 4 Strap eyelet.......................................P. 3 5 Lens attachment mark ......................P. 6 6 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 7 Hot shoe cover 8 Stereo microphone ...................P. 62, 68 9 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 49/P. 82 0 Lens release button ..........................P. 6 a Lens lock pin b Tripod socket c Battery/card compartment cover.......P. 4 d Battery/card compartment lock.........P. 4 e Connector cover f Multi-connector ...................P. 69, 73, 77 g HDMI micro connector (type D) ......P. 69 Names of parts
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11 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide 1 3 2 4 78 a 6 0 9 5 b F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 40) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 59) G (Down) /jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 49) H (Left) /P (AF target) button (P. 37) Q button (P. 22, 23) Control dial* (j) (P. 16, 50–53) Rotate to choose an option. • 1 D (Erase) button ......................P. 17, 63 2 q (Playback) button................P. 16, 63 3 Accessory port....................P. 71, 81, 90 4 Monitor............................................P. 24 5 Speaker 6 Hot shoe .........................................P. 60 7 Fn/G button ...................P. 89/P. 63, 64 8 U button.......................P. 33, 38, 63, 64 9 R (Movie) button....P. 13, 15, 61, 65, 89 0 INFO (Information display) button .....................................P. 24, 25, 32–34 a MENU button.................................P. 23 b Arrow pad Control dial* (j) ..............P. 16, 50–53 In this manual, the j icon represent operations performed using the control dial. *
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12 EN Basic guide Names of parts and functions Camera controls 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 button to shoot movies. ■ Movie mode n Movie (P. 61) Mode icon Indicator ■ Advanced shooting modes P Program shooting (P. 50) A Aperture priority shooting (P. 51) S Shutter priority shooting (P. 52) M Manual shooting (P. 53) 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. • • Photo zone Movie zone ■ Easy shooting modes A iAUTO (P. 20) If A is selected, the camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the subject. Select ART or SCN options according to your subject or creative intent. The camera optimizes settings 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. 18) SCN Scene (P. 19) % Tips Resetting camera settings: g “Restoring default or custom settings” (P. 35) •
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13 EN Names of parts and functions Basic guide Shutter button R button Mode Photos: shutter button Movies: R button P Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. The camera automatically adjusts settings and records a movie. 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 in [nMode]. Adjust shutter speed or aperture for different effects while shooting movies. ■ Taking photographs during movie recording To take a photograph during movie recording, press the shutter button. Press the R button to end recording. Three files will be recorded to the memory card: the movie footage preceding the photograph, the photograph itself, and the movie footage following the photograph. Only one photograph can be taken at a time during movie recording; the self-timer and flash can not be used. # Cautions Image size and quality for photographs are independent of movie frame size. The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. The R button can not be used to record movies in the following instances: shutter button pressed halfway/BULB/Sequential shooting/PANORAMA/3D/ multiple exposure, etc. (still photography also ends) • • • • •
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14 EN Basic guide Basic operations 1 Frame the shot. Be sure your fingers, the strap, or other objects do not obstruct 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). Press the shutter button halfway. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 HD Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark AF target The AF confirmation mark (( or n) will be displayed and focus will lock. ( 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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15 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 Release the shutter button and press the R button to begin recording. Press the R button again to end recording. R button 00:02:18 n % Tips If no operations are performed for a minute, the camera enters “sleep” (stand-by) mode to turn off the monitor and to cancel all actions. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). [Sleep]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) # Cautions 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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16 EN Basic guide Basic operations Playback/Erasing Viewing Images „ Single-frame playback Press the q button to display your most recent photograph or movie. • 2011.05.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Still image 2011.05.01 12:30 4 100-0004 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P HD Movie q button Arrow pad/Control dial Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame „ Close-up playback In single-frame playback, press U to zoom in up to 14×; press G to return to single-frame playback. • 2x „ Index display/Calendar display To view multiple frames, press G during single-frame playback. To start calendar playback, press the G button repeatedly. Press the U button to view the currently selected picture full frame. 2011.05.01 12:30 21 Index display 2011.5 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 Calendar display „ Movie playback Select a movie and press Q to display the playback menu. Select [Movie Play] and press Q to begin playback. To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. • Movie Movie Play Erase m Back Set • •
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17 EN Basic operations Basic guide Volume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single-frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 Erasing images Display an image you want to delete and press D. Select [Yes] and press Q. You can also select multiple images for deletion. g “Selecting images” (P. 65) D button Erase Yes No Back Set Protecting images Protect images from accidental deletion. Display an image you wish to protect and press Q to display the playback menu. Select [0] and press Q, and then press F to protect the image. Protected images are shown by a 0 (protect) icon. Press G to remove protection. You can also protect multiple selected images. g “Selecting images” (P. 65) 2011.05.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 4:3 0 (protect) icon # Cautions Formatting the card erases all images even if they have been protected. •
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18 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. Pop Art ART 1 Exit Set 1 Q L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to display the view through the lens in the monitor. Press Q to return to the art filter menu. „ Types of art filters j Pop Art m Pin Hole k Soft Focus n Diorama l Grainy Film o Dramatic Tone 2 Shoot. To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art filter menu. Art effects Art filters can be modified and effects can be added. Pressing I in the art filter menu displays additional options. Modifying filters Option I is the original filter, while options II and on add effects that modify the original filter. Adding effects* Soft focus, pin-hole, frames, white edges, starlight The effects available vary with the selected filter. * # Cautions If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The art filter will be applied to the JPEG copy only. Depending on the subject, tone transitions may be ragged, the effect may be less noticeable, or the image may become more “grainy.” Some effects may not be visible in live view or during movie recording. Playback may differ according to the filters, effects, or movie quality settings applied. • • • • • • • Using art filters
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19 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. SCN 1 Portrait Exit Set Q L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 ISO 400 HD Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to display the view through the lens in the monitor. Press Q to return to the scene menu. „ Types of scene modes O Portrait r Nature Macro P e-Portrait Q Candle L Landscape R Sunset K Landscape+Portrait T Documents J Sport s Panorama (P. 54) G Night Scene ( Fireworks U Night+Portrait g Beach & Snow G Children f n Fisheye Effect H High Key w n Wide-angle I Low Key m n Macro q DIS Mode T 3D Photo J Macro 2 Shoot. To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. # Cautions In [e-Portrait] mode, two images are recorded: an unmodified image and a second image to which [e-Portrait] effects have been applied. The unmodified image is recorded using the option currently selected for image quality, the modified copy at an image quality of JPEG (X-quality (2560 × 1920)). [n Fisheye Effect], [n Wide-angle], and [n Macro] are for use with optional converter lenses. Movies can not be recorded in [e-Portrait], [Panorama], or [3D Photo] mode. • • • • • • Shooting in scene mode
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20 EN Basic guide Basic operations Using live guides Live guides are available in iAUTO (A) mode. While iAUTO is a full auto mode, live guides make it easy to access a variety of advanced photographic techniques. Change Color Saturation Cancel Guide item Q 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Set Cancel Level bar/selection Guide item Level bar/selection Affects Change Color Saturation Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Saturation, contrast, gradation, etc. Change Color Image Warm Cool Color temperature, gradation, etc. Change Brightness Bright Dark Exposure compensation, gradation, etc. Blur Background Blur Sharp Aperture, live preview, etc. Express Motions Blurred Motion* Stop Motion Shutter speed (1/2s–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 Tips With Accessory • • • • • • — Monitor frame rate slows. *
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21 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 After pressing Q to display the live guide, use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to highlight an item and press Q to select. Change Color Saturation Cancel Guide item 3 Use FG on the arrow pad to choose the level. If [Shooting Tips] is selected, highlight an item and press Q to view a description. Press the shutter button halfway to select. The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. • • • 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Set Cancel Level bar 4 Shoot. Press the shutter button to shoot. To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. # Cautions If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. Live guide settings are not applied to the RAW copy. Pictures may appear grainy at some live guide setting levels. Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. 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. In P, A, S, and M modes, live guides can be displayed by pressing the Fn button. Pictures will be taken using live guide settings. [Button Function]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • • • • • • • • •
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22 EN Basic guide Basic operations Using live control The live control can be used to adjust settings in P, S, A, M, and n modes. Using live control allows you to preview the effects of different settings in the monitor. A custom setting is available that allows the live control to be used in other modes (P. 81). AUTO AUTO WB WB P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD Functions Settings „ Available settings Image stabilizer ....................................P. 42 Picture mode*1 ......................................P. 45 Scene mode*2 .......................................P. 19 Art filter mode*2 .....................................P. 18 n mode*3 .............................................P. 61 White balance.......................................P. 43 Sequential shooting/self-timer ..............P. 49 Aspect ratio*1*2 .......................................P. 48 Record mode........................................P. 47 Flash mode*1*2 .......................................P. 59 Flash intensity control*1*2 .......................P. 60 Metering mode*1*2 ..................................P. 41 AF mode...............................................P. 36 ISO sensitivity.......................................P. 48 Face priority*1*2 ......................................P. 39 Movie sound record..............................P. 62 *1 P, A, S and M modes only. *2 ART and SCN only. *3 n mode only. 1 Press Q to display the live control. To hide the live control, press Q again. 2 Use the FGbuttons on the arrow pad to select settings, use HI to change the selected setting, and press Q. The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. • AUTO AUTO WB WB P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD Cursor Displays the selected function name Arrow pad Cursor Arrow pad # Cautions Some items are not available in some shooting modes. % Tips For information on displaying or hiding the live control. [KControl Settings]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • •
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23 EN Basic operations Basic guide 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. Menus D 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 j 4:3 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set Press Q to confirm the setting Operation guide Press the MENU button to go back one screen Tab W Preliminary and basic shooting options X Advanced shooting options q Playback and retouch options c Custom menu* # Accessory port menu* d Camera setup (e.g., date and language) Not displayed at default settings. * 2 Use FG to select a tab and press Q. 3 Select an item using FG and press Q to display options for the selected item. Off 0.0 2 1 w j/Y o Shooting Menu 2 Off Off Off Image Stabilizer Bracketing Multiple Exposure # RC Mode Digital Tele-converter Back Set The current setting is displayed Function Q Off 0.0 j/Y 2 1 w Shooting Menu 2 Off Off Off Image Stabilizer Bracketing Multiple Exposure # RC Mode Digital Tele-converter Back Set jH jL o Y12s Y2s 4 Use FG to highlight an option and press Q to select. 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. 107). A guide is displayed for about 2 seconds after you select an option. Press the INFO button to view or hide guides. % Tips Camera settings can be customized to your shooting style: Use the custom menus to customize camera settings to your own goals or taste. Custom menus are not displayed by default, and you will need to display the menus before proceeding. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Using accessory port devices: Settings for the EVF and OLYMPUS PENPAL accessories are accessed from the accessory port menu. This menu is not displayed by default, and you will need to display it before proceeding. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • • • • Using the menus
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24 EN Basic guide Information displayed in the monitor Shooting 250 250 F5.6 ISO 400 L N 1 IS IS 4:3 S-AF S-AF AEL FP RC BKT +2.0 +2.0 P +7 +7 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 45 mm 45 mm -3 -3 j R R +2.0 +2.0 HD u v w x y z t s 1 e f g h i j k d c 3 2 5 4 678 0 9 p r o n m q l b a 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 10 2 Super FP flash s........................P. 105 3 RC mode.........................................P. 93 4 Auto bracket t............................P. 57 5 Multiple exposure a .....................P. 56 6 Face priority I.........................P. 39, 82 7 Movie sound ...................................P. 62 8 Internal temperature warning m...........................................P. 97 9 dLock............................................P. 82 0 Focal length ..................................P. 100 a Flash...............................................P. 59 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) b AF confirmation mark......................P. 14 c Image stabilizer...............................P. 42 d Art filter ...........................................P. 18 Scene mode....................................P. 19 Picture mode...................................P. 45 e White balance.................................P. 43 f Sequential shooting/self-timer ........P. 49 g Aspect ratio.....................................P. 48 h Record mode (still images).............P. 47 i Record mode (movies) ...................P. 48 j Available recording time k Number of storable still pictures ...P. 106 l Tone control ....................................P. 34 m Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 60 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 40 n Exposure compensation value........P. 40 o Aperture value .........................P. 50–53 p Shutter speed ..........................P. 50–53 q Histogram .................................P. 32, 33 r AE Lock u...................................P. 41 s Shooting mode...................P. 12, 50–55 t Myset ..............................................P. 35 u Flash intensity control.....................P. 60 v ISO sensitivity.................................P. 48 w AF mode .........................................P. 36 x Metering mode................................P. 41 y Flash mode.....................................P. 59 z Battery check 7 Lit up (green) : Ready for use (displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on) 8 Lit up (green) : Battery is running low 9 Blinks (red) : Charging required You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g “Switching the information display” (P. 32) Information displayed in the monitor
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25 EN Information displayed in the monitor Basic guide Playback 2011.05.01 12:30 15 100-0015 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 3D 3D SD c 7 8 2 1 3 456 9 0 a b Simplified display F5.6 F5.6 +1.0 +1.0 G+4 G+4 A+4 A+4 Adobe Adobe Natural Natural ISO 400 ISO 400 250 250 +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm 1/8 4032×3024 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 3D 3D 2011.05.01 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P SD l i j k m o n h g p q r s t e d f Overall display 1 Battery check....................................P. 8 2 Eye-Fi upload complete..................P. 88 3 Print reservation Number of prints .............................P. 76 4 Sound record ..................................P. 68 5 Protect ............................................P. 17 6 Image selected ...............................P. 65 7 File number...............................P. 76, 86 8 Frame number ................................P. 76 9 Storage device................................P. 99 0 Record mode ..................................P. 47 a Aspect ratio...............................P. 48, 67 b 3D image ........................................P. 55 c Date and time ...................................P. 9 d Aspect border .................................P. 48 e AF target.........................................P. 37 f Shooting mode...................P. 12, 50–53 g Exposure compensation .................P. 40 h Shutter speed ..........................P. 50–53 i Aperture value .........................P. 50–53 j Focal length ..................................P. 100 k Flash intensity control.....................P. 60 l White balance compensation..........P. 44 m Color space.....................................P. 85 n Picture mode...................................P. 45 o Compression rate ...........................P. 47 p Pixel count ......................................P. 47 q ISO sensitivity.................................P. 48 r White balance.................................P. 43 s Metering mode................................P. 41 t Histogram .................................P. 32, 33 You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g “Displaying information during playback” (P. 33)
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26 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 12 Easy photography with special effects Art filter (ART) 18 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 48 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene (SCN) 19 Pro-level photography made simple Live guide 20 Taking pictures so that whites come out white and blacks come out black Exposure compensation 40 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live guide 20 Aperture priority shooting 51 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live guide 20 Shutter priority shooting 52 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 43 One-touch white balance 44 Processing pictures to match the subject/ Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 45 Art filter (ART) 18 Focus/Focusing on one area AF target 37 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 38 When the camera won’t focus on your subject Focus lock 37 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 38 Recomposing photographs after focusing Focus lock 37 C-AF+TR (AF Tracking) 36 Turning off the beep speaker 8 (Beep sound) 84 Disabling the flash/taking photos without the flash Flash 59 ISO/DIS Mode 48/19 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer 42 Anti-Shock 84 Self-timer 49 Remote cable 102 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 59 Gradation (Picture Mode) 45 Photographing fireworks Bulb shooting 53 Scene (SCN) 19 Quick task index
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27 EN Quick task index Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 85 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 45 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 32/40 Tone control 34 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 80 Live View Boost 83 Checking set effect before taking a picture Multi view display 32, 40 Preview function 51 Test Picture 89 Taking pictures while checking the level of the camera/Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid (G/Info Settings) 83 Zooming in on photos to check focus Autoq (Rec View) 80 mode2 (q Close Up Mode) 84 Self-portraits Self-timer 49 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 49 Extending the useful life of the battery Sleep 84 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 47 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV Playback on TV 69 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 66 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 67 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 67 Printing made easy Direct printing 77 Commercial prints Creating a print order 76 Simple photo sharing OLYMPUS PENPAL 71 Camera Settings g Restoring default settings Reset 35 Saving the settings Myset 35 Changing the menu display language W 80
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28 EN Table of Contents Basic guide 4 Preparations for shooting ...........4 Charging and inserting the battery .....................................4 Inserting and removing cards .....5 Attaching a lens to the camera...6 Attaching the flash unit ...............7 Power on ....................................8 Setting the date/time...................9 Names of parts and functions...10 Names of parts .........................10 Camera 10 Camera controls .......................12 Mode dial 12 Basic operations ........................14 Taking photographs/shooting movies...................................14 Playback/Erasing......................16 Viewing Images 16 Volume 17 Erasing images 17 Protecting images 17 Using art filters..........................18 Shooting in scene mode...........19 Using live guides ......................20 Using live control ......................22 Using the menus.......................23 Information displayed in the monitor........................................24 Shooting ...................................24 Playback...................................25 Quick task index 26 Basic photography/ frequently-used options 32 Switching the information display.........................................32 Choosing shooting controls .....32 Displaying information during playback......................................33 Other uses for the INFO button ..........................................34 Restoring default or custom settings........................................35 Using reset settings..................35 Saving Myset............................35 Using Myset..............................35 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode)....................................36 Choosing a focus target (AF target) ...................................37 Focus lock ................................37 Quick AF target selection..........37 Toggling quickly between AF and MF.............................37 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF...........38 Face priority AF/ pupil detection AF ......................39 Taking pictures using face priority....................................39 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation)..........40 Previewing the effects of exposure compensation and white balance ........................40 Table of Contents
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29 EN Table of Contents Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............40 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering)....................................41 Exposure lock (AE lock) ............41 Reducing camera shake (the image stabilizer)..................42 Adjusting color (white balance) ...........................43 White balance compensation ...44 One-touch white balance..........44 Processing options (picture mode) ............................45 Image quality (record mode) .....47 Choosing a record mode ..........47 Setting the image aspect...........48 ISO sensitivity.............................48 Sequential shooting/ using the self timer ....................49 Other shooting options 50 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode)......................50 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode)........51 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode)...........52 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)............53 Choosing when the exposure ends.......................................53 Taking Panoramas......................54 Taking pictures for a panorama ...........................54 3D Photography..........................55 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure) ....................56 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........57 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) ..............58 Flash shooting 59 Using a flash (flash photography) ...................59 Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control).............60 Using external flash units designated for use with this camera.........................................60 Other external flash units..........60 Shooting and viewing movies 61 Changing the settings for movie recording.....................................61 Adding effects to a movie .........61 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)..................................62 Viewing movies ..........................62 Playback options 63 Single-frame playback ...............63 Index display/ calendar display .........................63 Playback zoom (close-up playback)....................64 Selecting images........................65
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30 EN Table of Contents Table of Contents Canceling all protections...........65 All-frame erase ...........................65 Rotate ..........................................65 Slideshow....................................66 Editing still images.....................67 Image overlay .............................68 Audio recording..........................68 Viewing camera images on TV.................................................69 Sending and receiving images 71 Sending images..........................71 Receiving images/ adding a host..............................71 Editing the address book ..........72 Creating albums .........................72 Using OLYMPUS Viewer 2/ [ib] 73 Windows...................................73 Macintosh .................................74 Copying pictures to a computer without OLYMPUS Viewer 2/ [ib]................................................75 Printing pictures 76 Print reservation (DPOF) ...........76 Creating a print order................76 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order................77 Direct printing (PictBridge) .......77 Easy printing.............................78 Custom printing ........................78 Camera setup 80 Setup Menu.................................80 X (Date/time setting) ...............80 W (Changing the display language) ..............................80 i (Monitor brightness adjustment)............................80 Rec View ..................................80 c/# Menu Display..................80 Firmware...................................80 Customizing camera settings 81 Before Using the Custom/ Accessory Port Menus ..........81 Custom Menu options................81 R AF/MF ..................................81 S Button/Dial ...........................82 T Release................................83 U Disp/8/PC..........................83 V Exp/p/ISO..........................84 W #Custom.............................85 X K/Color/WB.......................85 Y Record/Erase.......................86 Z Movie ...................................87 b K Utility..............................88 AEL/AFL ...................................88 ;Function, RFunction.........89 Accessory port menu options...90 A OLYMPUS PENPAL Share.....................................90 B OLYMPUS PENPAL Album ....................................90 C Electronic Viewfinder ...........90
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31 EN Table of Contents Using the super control panel...91 Recording movies with the shutter button.............................92 Taking a photograph when recording ends.......................92 Wireless remote control flash photography ...............................93 Information 94 Shooting tips and information..................................94 Error codes .................................96 Cleaning and storing the camera ..................................98 Cleaning the camera ................98 Storage.....................................98 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device........98 Pixel mapping - Checking the image processing functions...98 Card basics.................................99 Usable cards.............................99 Formatting the card ..................99 Battery and charger .................100 Using your charger abroad .....100 Interchangeable lenses............100 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications.......................101 Principal Accessories..............102 Mount adapter ........................102 Remote cable (RM–UC1) .......102 Converter lenses ....................102 Macro arm light (MAL–1)........102 Microphone set (SEMA–1) .....102 Electronic viewfinder (VF-2) ...102 Exposure warning display.......103 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode..........................104 Flash synchronization and shutter speed............................105 External flash unit ....................105 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................106 Menu directory..........................107 Specifications........................... 111 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 113 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........113 System chart 120 Index 122
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32 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 1 The INFO button can be used to choose the information and type of controls displayed during shooting. Switching the information display Press the INFO button to choose the information displayed when shooting. Highlight & Shadow display*2 Histogram display Information display on*1 INFO INFO INFO INFO L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD Image only Multi view display*2 INFO INFO WB/ 0.0 +0.7 +0.3 -0.3 Set INFO INFO INFO INFO *1 You can display a framing grid or choose the type of grid displayed using [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) *2 Displayed when [On] is selected for [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Choosing shooting controls Shooting options can be displayed by pressing Q. You can choose the types of display available using the [KControl Settings] option in the custom menus (P. 81). ART/SCN Scene menu 250 250 F5.6 P 36 36 Super Fine Off mall NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO +RAW +RAW 4:3 Metering Super control panel* AUTO AUTO WB WB P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD Live control* INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO Pop Art ART 1 Exit Set 1 SCN 1 Portrait Exit Set Art filter menu P/A/S/M 250 250 F5.6 P 36 36 Super Fine Off mall NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO +RAW +RAW 4:3 Metering Super control panel* AUTO AUTO WB WB P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD Live control INFO INFO INFO INFO Can be displayed using [KControl Settings]. * Basic photography/frequently-used options
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33 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Displaying information during playback The INFO button can be used to choose the information displayed during playback. Overall display (P. 25) Simplified display (P. 25) Highlight & Shadow display* Light box display* Histogram display* Image only* INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO 2011.05.01 12:30 15 100-0015 4:3 L N ×10 ×10 16 15 15 Shadow Highlight 2011.05.01 12:30 15 ×10 ×10 F5.6 F5.6 ±0.0 ±0.0 G±10 G±10 A±10 A±10 Adobe Adobe Natural Natural ISO 400 ISO 400 250 250 +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm 1/8 4032×3024 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 2011.05.01 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P Displayed when [On] is selected for [G/Info Settings] > [q Info]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Histogram display Display a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green. Highlight & Shadow display Areas above the upper limit of brightness for the image are shown in red, those below the lower limit in blue. [Histogram Settings]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Light box display Compare two images side-by-side. Press Q to select the image on the opposite side of the display. In addition to adjusting settings using [G/Info Settings] in the custom menus, you will also have to select [mode2] for [q Close Up Mode]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) The base image is displayed on the right. Use HI to select an image and press Q to move the image to the left. The image to be compared to the image on the left can be selected on the right. To choose a different base image, highlight the right frame and press Q. Press U to zoom in on the current image. To view other areas of the picture, press the INFO button and use FG or the control dial. Use FGHI to view other areas of the picture. The image displayed changes each time U is pressed. 2x 2x 2x 53 54 U U U * • • •
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34 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Other uses for the INFO button „ One-touch white balance To view the one-touch white balance dialog, press the INFO button in the one-touch white balance menu (P. 44). L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j P WB WB 1 1 1 1 2 2 CWB CWB HD WB WB Capture WB „ Color temperature To view the color temperature dialog, press the INFO button in the custom white balance menu (P. 43). L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j P WB WB 2 2 1 1 CWB CWB CWB CWB HD WB WB 5400 K Kelvin „ Playback zoom To zoom an image in or out, press the U button to initiate playback zoom and then press the INFO button and use FG. 2x „ Tone control Exposure compensation, aperture, and shutter speed can be adjusted by pressing the F button. The tone control dialog can be displayed by pressing the INFO button after pressing the F button. You can then use HI to choose the tone level. g “Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows” (P. 40) 250 250 F5.6 ISO 200 L N 1 IS IS P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1234 1234 j HD 0 0 +2.0 +2.0 0 0 +1 +1 „ Focal length To choose the focal length for image stabilization, press the INFO button in the IS mode dialog and use FGHI or the control dial. g “Reducing camera shake (the image stabilizer)” (P. 42) L F 4:3 j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO mm mm 50 50 HD Focal Length Auto „ Help Help is displayed automatically about 2 seconds after an item is selected. To disable help, press the INFO button. Press the INFO button again to re-enable help. 4:3 j 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 D Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Delete all pictures in the memory card or format the memory card. Back Set
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35 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Restoring default or custom settings Camera settings can be easily restored to one of three presets. Reset: Restore default settings. Myset: Restore preselected settings for P, A, S, or M mode. The shooting mode does not change. Up to four sets of preselected settings can be stored. Quick Myset: Preset settings are used only while the Fn or R button is pressed. Shooting mode is adjusted to the preset settings. [Button Function]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Using reset settings 1 Select [Reset/Myset] in shooting menu W (P. 107). 2 Select [Reset] and press Q. Highlight [Reset] and press I to choose the reset type. To reset all settings except the time, date, and a few others, highlight [Full] and press Q. g “Menu directory” (P. 107) 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. • Reset/Myset Reset Myset1 Myset2 Myset3 Myset4 Set Set Set Set Basic Back Set Saving Myset 1 Adjust settings in order to save. 2 Select [Reset/Myset] in shooting menu W (P. 107). 3 Select the desired destination ([Myset1]–[Myset4]) and press I. [Set] appears next to destinations ([Myset1]–[Myset4]) to which settings have already been saved. Selecting [Set] again overwrites the registered setting. To cancel the registration, select [Reset]. 4 Select [Set] and press Q. g “Menu directory” (P. 107) Using Myset 1 Select [Reset/Myset] in shooting menu W (P. 107). 2 Select the desired settings ([Myset1]–[Myset4]) and press Q. 3 Select [Set] and press Q. Reset/Myset Reset Myset1 Myset2 Myset3 Myset4 Set Set Set Set Basic Back Set • •
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36 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode) Select a focusing method (focus mode). 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and select the AF mode item using FG. 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. The selected AF mode is displayed on the monitor. • S-AF S-AF S-AF S-AF P S-AF S-AF S-AF S-AF C-AF C-AF MF MF ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF MF C-AF C-AF TR Single 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 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. 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. Four Thirds system lenses focus using [S-AF]. • • % Tips The [Rls Priority S] (P. 83) and [Rls Priority C] (P. 83) options can be used to choose whether the shutter can be released when the camera is unable to focus. [MF Assist] (P. 82) can be used to enable automatic zoom display when the lens focus ring is rotated. [Focus Ring] (P. 82) allows you to change the rotational direction of the focus ring. # Cautions The camera may be unable to focus if the subject is poorly lit, obscured by mist or smoke, or lacks contrast. • • • •
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37 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Choosing a focus target (AF target) Choose which of the 35 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press the P button (H) to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to select the single target display and position the AF target. “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. You can choose from the following three target types. Press the INFO button and use FG. All Targets Single Target Group Target The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. The camera automatically chooses from the targets in the selected group. Focus lock If the camera is unable to focus on your chosen subject, select single target mode and use focus lock to focus on another subject at about the same distance. 1 In [S-AF] mode, position the AF target over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. Make sure that the AF confirmation mark is lighting up. Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. 2 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose the photograph and then press the shutter button the rest of the way down. Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. Quick AF target selection You can save the selected AF target for quick recall using the Fn or R buttons. Select the AF target using [P Set Home] (P. 82). Use [;Function] or [RFunction] to assign this function to the button. [Button Function]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Toggling quickly between AF and MF The Fn or R button can be used to toggle [MF]. Use [;Function] or [RFunction] to assign this function to the button. [Button Function]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • • • • • • •
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38 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF You can zoom in on a portion of the frame when adjusting focus. Choosing a high zoom ratio allows you to use autofocus to focus on a smaller area than is normally covered by the AF target. You can also position the focus target more precisely. L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD Shooting display L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U U U U Q Q / / U U (Press and hold) 1 Press the U button to display the zoom frame. If the camera was focused using autofocus just before the button was pressed, the zoom frame will be displayed at the current focus position. Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. Press the INFO button and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. Comparison of AF and zoom frames 14× 10× 7× 5× 2 Press the U button again to zoom in on the zoom frame. Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. Press the INFO button and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. 3 Press the shutter button halfway to initiate autofocus. $ Notes Autofocus is available and pictures can be taken both when the zoom frame is displayed and when the view through the lens is zoomed in. # Cautions Zoom is visible only in the monitor and has no effect on the resulting photographs. • • • • • • •
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39 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. Taking pictures using face priority 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and select the face priority item using FG. 2 Use HI to select an option and press Q. S-AF S-AF P i i iR iR iL iL ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF Face Priority On J Face Priority Off Face priority off. I Face Priority On Face priority on. K Face & Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF. L Face & R. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the right for face-priority AF. M Face & L. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the left for face-priority AF. 3 Point the camera at your subject. If a face is detected, it will be indicated by a white border. • L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P i i 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD 4 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. When the camera focuses on the face in the white border, the border will turn green. If the camera is able to detect the subject’s eyes, it will display a green frame over the selected eye. (pupil detection AF) • • L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P i i 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD 5 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. # Cautions Face priority applies only to the first shot in each sequence taken during sequential shooting. Depending on the subject, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. In metering modes other than [p (Digital ESP metering)], the camera will meter exposure for the selected position. $ Notes Face priority is also available in [MF]. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white frames. • • • •
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40 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 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 ±3EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) % Tips To change the exposure adjustment interval. [EV Step]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) # Cautions Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN modes. Previewing the effects of exposure compensation and white balance The effects of exposure compensation and white balance can be previewed in the 4-split screen. 1 Select [On] for [G/Info Settings] > [Multi View] in the c Custom menu (P. 81). 2 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the multi view display. This function is not available in A, ART, SCN or n mode. • WB/ 0.0 +0.7 +0.3 -0.3 Set 3 Use HI to select the desired value and press Q. Use FG to toggle between the exposure compensation and white balance displays. Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows To display the tone control dialog, press the F button (F) and press the INFO button. Use HI to choose a tone level. Choose “low” to darken shadows or “high” to brighten highlights. 250 250 F5.6 ISO 200 L N 1 IS IS P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1234 1234 j HD 0 0 +2.0 +2.0 Exposure compensation Tone level: low Tone level: high INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO 0 0 +1 +1 0 0 • • •
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41 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and select the metering item using FG. 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. S-AF S-AF P ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF ESP HI HI SH SH OFF OFF p Digital ESP metering The camera meters exposure in 324 areas of the frame and optimizes exposure for the current scene or (if an option other than [OFF] is selected for [I Face Priority]) 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) To lock exposure without locking focus, press the Fn or R button. Exposure lock can be used when you want to set focus and exposure separately while recomposing photographs, or if you want to take a series of photographs at the same exposure. Assign AEL/AFL to the Fn or R button using [;Function] or [RFunction]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • 250 250 F5.6 L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 P AEL 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD AE lock Exposure locks and a B icon is displayed when the button is pressed once. Press the shutter button to take a picture. Press the button again to cancel AE lock. % Tips To lock exposure while the button is pressed. [AEL/AFL Memo]: To activate AE lock with a set metering mode. [AEL Metering]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • •
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42 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 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. 22) and select the image stabilizer item using FG. L F 4:3 j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO mm mm 50 50 HD Focal Length Auto 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. J IS Off Image stabilizer is off. e Auto Image stabilizer is on. f Vertical IS Image stabilization applies only to vertical (Y) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally. g Horizontal IS Image stabilization applies only to horizontal (Z) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally with the camera held in portrait orientation. Choosing a focal length (Micro Four Thirds/Four Thirds System lenses excluded) Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses. 1 Select the [Image Stabilizer] item in the live control (P. 22) and press the INFO button. 2 Use HI to choose a focal length and press Q. Choose a focal length between 8mm and 1000mm. Choose the value that most closely matches to the one that is printed on the lens. • • L F 4:3 j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO mm mm 50 50 HD Auto # Cautions 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. 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. • • • • •
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43 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 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. 22) and select the white balance item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. AUTO AUTO WB WB P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD 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 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 N 7500K For shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day O 6000K For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day 1 3000K For shooting under a tungsten light > 4000K For subjects lit by fluorescent lights U k For underwater photography n 5500K For flash shooting One-touch white balance (P. 44) P/ Q 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 Q. 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. •
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44 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 % Tips Removing warm colors from pictures taken using auto white balance under incandescent lighting. [W Keep Warm Color]: Selecting [n] for white balance only when the flash is used. [#+WB]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) 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. 81) 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. Adjusting the white balance in the A direction (Amber-Blue) Higher values produce “warmer” (redder) tints, lower values “cooler” (bluer) tints. Adjusting the white balance in the G direction (Green-Magenta) Higher values produce greener tints, lower values tints that are more purple. +2 A -5 +2 -5 G WB Preview Auto Back Set 4 Press Q to save settings and exit. % Tips To display a test photograph taken at the selected white balance value, press the R button. Adjusting all WB mode settings at once. [All >]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) 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 Select [P] or [Q] (one-touch white balance 1 or 2) and press the INFO button. 2 Photograph a piece of colorless (white or gray) paper. Frame the object so that it fills the display and no shadows fall it. The one-touch white balance screen appears. 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. 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. • • • • • • • •
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45 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Processing options (picture mode) Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters. Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Select [Picture Mode] in shooting menu W (P. 107). 4:3 D j 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set 2 Select an option with FG and press Q. Picture modes h i-Enhance Produces more impressive-looking results suited to the scene. i Vivid Produces vivid colors. j Natural Produces natural colors. Z Muted Produces flat tones. a Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. Monotone Produces black and white tone. Custom Select one picture mode, set the parameters, and register the setting. j Pop Art Choose an art filter and select the desired effect. k Soft Focus l Grainy Film m Pin Hole n Diorama o Dramatic Tone
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46 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 3 Press I to display settings for the selected option. h i-a J K Contrast Distinction between light and dark D D D D Sharpness Sharpness of the image D D D D Saturation Vividness of the color D D k D Gradation Adjust tone (gradation). D D D D Auto Divides the image into detailed regions and adjusts the brightness separately for each region. This is effective for images with areas of large contrast in which the whites appear too bright or the blacks appear too dark. Normal Use [Normal] mode for general uses. High Key Gradation for a bright subject. Low Key Gradation for a dark subject. Effect (i-Enhance) Sets the extent that the effect will be applied. D k k D B&W Filter (Monotone) Creates a black and white image. The filter color is brightened and the complementary color is darkened. k k D D N:Neutral Creates a normal black and white image. Ye:Yellow Reproduces clearly defined white cloud with natural blue sky. Or:Orange Slightly emphasizes colors in blue skies and sunsets. R:Red Strongly emphasizes colors in blue skies and brightness of crimson foliage. G:Green Strongly emphasizes colors in red lips and green leaves. Pict. Tone (Monotone) Colors the black and white image. k k D D N:Neutral Creates a normal black and white image. S:Sepia Sepia B:Blue Bluish P:Purple Purplish G:Green Greenish # Cautions Changes to contrast have no effect at settings other than [Normal]. •
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47 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 Image quality (record mode) Select an image quality for photographs and movies according their intended use, for example retouching on a computer or display on the web. Choosing a record mode 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and use FG to choose a record mode for movies or photographs. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. L F 4:3 j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO IS OFF IS OFF RAW RAW L N M N S N 38 38 HD 4032x3024 Record mode „ Record modes (still images) Choose from RAW and JPEG (YF, YN, XN, and WN) modes. Choose a RAW+JPEG option to record both a RAW and a JPEG image with each shot. JPEG modes combine image size (Y, X, and W) and compression ratio (SF, F, N, and B). The options available can be selected using the [K Set] option in the custom menus. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Image size Compression rate Application Name Pixel count SF (Super Fine) F (Fine) N (Normal) B (Basic) Y (Large) 4032×3024* YSF YF* YN* YB Select for the print size X (Middle) 3200×2400 XSF XF XN* XB 2560×1920* 1920×1440 1600×1200 W (Small) 1280×960* WSF WF WN* WB For small prints and use on a website 1024×768 640×480 Default. The size of [X] and [W] images can be selected using the [Pixel Count] option in the custom menus. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) RAW image data This format (extension “.ORF”) stores unprocessed image data for later processing. RAW image data can not be viewed using other cameras or software, and RAW images can not be selected for printing. JPEG copies of RAW images can be created using this camera. g “Editing still images” (P. 67) * •
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48 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 „ Record modes (movies) Record mode Pixel count Frame rate File format Application Full HD Fine 1920×1080 59.94i *2 AVCHD*1 For viewing on AVCHD devices. Full HD Normal 1920×1080 59.94i *2 HD Fine 1280×720 59.94p *2 HD Normal 1280×720 59.94p *2 HD 1280×720 Approx. 30 fps*3 Motion JPEG*4 For computer playback or editing. SD 640×480 Depending on the type of card used, recording may end before the maximum length is reached. *1 Individual files can be up to 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. *2 Image sensor output about 30 fps. *3 The frame rate may drop when an art filter is used. *4 Files may be up to 2 GB in size. 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], [6:6], or [3:4]. 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and select the aspect ratio item using FG. 2 Use HI to select an aspect ratio and press Q. # Cautions 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 “Editing still images” (P. 67). 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. 1 Display the live control (P. 22) and select the ISO sensitivity item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. AUTO The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. 200–12800 Sensitivity is set to the selected value. • • • •
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49 EN Basic photography/frequently-used options 1 % Tips The default value and upper limit for auto ISO sensitivity can be selected using [ISO-Auto Set]. The options available for ISO sensitivity can be selected using [ISO Step]. Auto sensitivity can be enabled in M mode using [ISO-Auto]. g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) Sequential shooting/using the self timer The camera will take photos 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. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. o Single-frame shooting Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed (normal shooting mode). T Sequential H The camera will take photos at the selected frame rate while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. [j H fps] (P. 83) S Sequential L The camera will take photos at the selected frame rate while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. [j L fps] (P. 83) 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. In [S-AF] and [MF] focus modes, focus and exposure will be fixed at the values for the first frame in each sequence. # Cautions 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. • • • • • •
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50 EN Other shooting options 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 shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed in the monitor. • 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value AF confirmation mark Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can press the F button (F) and then use FG to choose different combinations of aperture and shutter speed without altering exposure.This is known as “program shift.” “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, press and hold FG until “s” is no longer displayed or turn the camera off. # Cautions Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. • 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N Ps 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD Program shift # Cautions The shutter speed and aperture displays flash if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. See “Exposure warning display” (P. 103). % Tips Changing the roles of the control dial. [Dial Function]: g “Customizing camera settings” (P. 81) • • Other shooting options

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