FE-210

Olympus FE-210 manual

FE-210

User manual for the Olympus FE-210 in English. This PDF manual has 72 pages.

Table of contents

Page: 1
FE-210/X-775 Getting to know your camera better Quick Start Guide Get started using your camera right away. Button operations Menu operations Printing pictures Using OLYMPUS Master ( 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. 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. ( In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. ( The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. Advanced Manual Appendix DIGITAL CAMERA
Page: 2
2 EN Contents Quick Start Guide P. 3 Test out the functions of the camera buttons by following along with the illustrations Learn how to print pictures you have taken. Learn how to transfer and save pictures to a computer. Find out more about camera operations and how to take better pictures. Read about convenient functions and safety precautions on how to use your camera more effectively. Learn about the menus that control the functions and settings for basic operation. Button operations Menu operations Printing pictures Getting to know your camera better Appendix P. 10 P. 16 P. 28 P. 45 P. 54 Using OLYMPUS Master P. 37
Page: 3
EN 3 Quick Start Guide Gather these items (box contents) Attach the strap ( Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. Digital camera Strap AA batteries (2) USB cable Video cable OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM Other items • Basic Manual • Advanced Manual (this manual) • Warranty card Contents may vary depending on purchase location.
Page: 4
4 EN Quick Start Guide Insert the batteries a. Insert the batteries into the camera. ( Even when an optional xD-Picture Card™ (hereinafter called the card) is not inserted, you can take a picture. For details on inserting an optional card, please refer to “Inserting and removing the card” (P. 56). 1 2 4 6 3 5 Hint The directions of the arrow pad (ONXY) is indicated with ONXY in this manual. O N Y X <
Page: 5
EN 5 Quick Start Guide Turn the camera on This explains how to turn on the camera in shooting mode. a. Set the mode dial to h. Still picture shooting modes b. Press the o button. ( To turn off the camera, press the o button once again. h This function allows you to shoot with the camera's automatic settings. h This function stabilizes images when taking pictures. B Suitable for taking pictures of people. E Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes. M Suitable for taking pictures of people at night. f Select from 10 scene modes according to the shooting conditions. g Use the shooting guide displayed on the screen to shoot pictures according to the situation. When shooting movies When shooting still pictures Mode dial o button MENU CANCEL X Y / M / D Y / M / D Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E ----.--.-- --:-- ----.--.-- --:-- When the date and time have not yet been set, this screen will appear.
Page: 6
6 EN Quick Start Guide Set date and time a. Press the OF/< button and the NY button to select [Y]. ( The first two digits of [Y] are fixed. b. Press the Y# button. c. Press the OF/< button and the NY button to select [M]. About the date and time setting screen MENU CANCEL X Y / M / D Y / M / D Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E ----.--.-- --:-- ----.--.-- --:-- Y-M-D (Year-Month-Day) Cancel the setting Minute Date formats (Y-M-D, M-D-Y, D-M-Y). Hour < NY button OF/< button CANCEL MENU 2007 2007.--.-- --:-- .--.-- --:-- X Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E Y / M / D Y / M / D < Y# button 2007 2007.08 08.-- --:-- .-- --:-- CANCEL MENU X Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E Y / M / D Y / M / D
Page: 7
EN 7 Quick Start Guide d. Press the Y# button. e. Press the OF/< button and the NY button to select [D]. f. Press the Y# button. g. Press the OF/< button and the NY button to select “hour” and “minute”. ( The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. h. Press the Y# button. i. Press the OF/< button and the NY button to select [Y/M/D]. j. After all items have been set, press the H button. ( For a more accurate setting, you can press the H button when the time signal hits 00 seconds. 2007 2007.08 08.26 26 --:-- --:-- CANCEL MENU X Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E Y / M / D Y / M / D CANCEL MENU OK SET 2007 2007.08 08.26 26 12 12:30 30 X Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E Y / M / D Y / M / D CANCEL MENU OK SET 2007 2007.08 08.26 26 12 12:30 30 X Y / M / D Y / M / D Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E < H button HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ]
Page: 8
8 EN Quick Start Guide Take a picture a. Hold the camera. c. Shoot. Horizontal grip Vertical grip b. Focus. HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] Shutter button Press halfway HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] The green lamp indicates the focus and exposure are locked. Place this mark over your subject. The number of remaining still pictures is displayed. Press completely Shutter button The card access lamp blinks.
Page: 9
EN 9 Quick Start Guide Review your pictures a. Press the q button. Erase pictures a. Press the X& button and the Y# button to display the picture you want to erase. b. Press the S button. c. Press the OF/< button to select [YES] and press the H button. < Arrow pad Next picture Previous picture q button 12:30 12:30 '07.08.26 '07.08.26 100-0001 100-0001 1 HQ HQ [IN IN] 0.0 0.0 3072 3072×2304 2304 S button OK SET MENU BACK YES NO E R A S E < OF/< button H button OK SET MENU BACK YES NO E R A S E
Page: 10
10 EN Button operations Button operations Shooting still pictures Set the mode dial to anything except A and press the shutter button lightly (halfway). The green lamp lights when the focus and exposure are locked (focus lock). Now press the shutter button all the way (completely) to take the picture. Locking the focus and then composing the shot (Focus lock) Compose your picture with the focus locked, and then fully press the shutter button to shoot a picture. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus is not adjusted properly. Try locking the focus again. 1 o button Turning the camera on and off Power on: Camera turns on in the shooting mode. • Lens extends • Monitor turns on 2 Shutter button Shooting pictures 5 1 2 4 3 d b c 0 9 8 7 6 a < 3072 3072×2304 2304 HQ HQ 4 4 +2.0 +2.0 Self-timer Flash mode Macro/ Super macro mode Exposure compensation Shooting mode HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] Green lamp
Page: 11
Button operations EN 11 Recording movies Set the mode dial to n, and press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus. Press the shutter button completely to start recording, and press the shutter button again to stop recording. Switching to the shooting mode. While the camera is off, it can be set to turn on in shooting mode when K is pressed. g “K/q Turning on the camera with the K or q button” (P. 26) Switches to the playback mode and the last picture taken is displayed. • Press the arrow pad to view other pictures. • Use the zoom lever to switch among close-up playback and index display. • Press H to delete the information display shown for 3 seconds during single-frame playback. While the camera is off, it can be set to turn on in playback mode when q is pressed. g “K/q Turning on the camera with the K or q button” (P. 26) g “MOVIE PLAY Playing back movies” (P. 21) Set the mode dial to the desired shooting mode and shoot pictures. • Press H to delete the mode information display shown for 3 seconds when the mode dial is set to other than SCENE or GUIDE. The camera determines the optimum settings for the shooting conditions automatically. This function stabilizes the blur caused by a moving subject or camera movement when taking pictures. You can shoot pictures with the appropriate settings for portraits, landscapes, night and portrait. 3 K button (Shooting) Selecting shooting mode/turning on the power 4 q button (Playback) Selecting playback mode/turning on the power 5 Mode dial Switching between shooting modes h Shooting pictures with automatic settings h Shooting pictures with digital image stabilization i, l, M Shooting pictures according to the situation
Page: 12
Button operations 12 EN You can shoot pictures by selecting from 10 types of scenes according to the situation. Press H to confirm your selection. This function allows you to set the target items by following the shooting guide displayed on the screen. Recording moving images. Sound is not recorded. f Shoot pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation jSPORT / NINDOOR / bCANDLE / RSELF PORTRAIT / SSUNSET / cFIREWORKS / VBEHIND GLASS / VCUISINE / dDOCUMENTS / iAUCTION g Follow the shooting guide to take better pictures n Recording movies R N W 1 MENU BACK OK SET SPORT j • The scene mode selection screen displays sample images as well as a description of the shooting situation for which it is designed. • To switch scenes after selecting a scene, press MENU and select [f] from the Top Menu. The selection screen is displayed. • By switching to another scene, most settings will be changed to the default settings of each scene mode. OK SET SHOOTING GUIDE 1 / 3 4 Adjusting area in focus. 3 Blurring background. 2 Shooting into backlight. 1 Brightening subject. 5 Shooting subject in motion. • Press MENU to display the shooting guide again. • To change the setting without using the shooting guide, set the shooting mode to another one. • The content set using the shooting guide will return to the default setting by pressing MENU or changing the mode using the mode dial. This icon lights red during movie recording. 00:36 00:36 00:36 The remaining recording time is displayed. When the remaining recording time reaches 0, recording will stop automatically.
Page: 13
Button operations EN 13 Shooting mode: Zooming in on your subject (Optical zoom x digital zoom: 12x) Playback mode: Changing the picture display 6 Zoom lever Zooming while shooting/close-up playback 3072 3072×2304 2304 HQ HQ 4 4 3072 3072×2304 2304 HQ HQ 4 4 Zoom out: Turn the zoom lever to the W side. Zoom in: Turn the zoom lever to the T side. Zoom bar White area: Optical zoom area Red area: Digital zoom area ’07 07.08 08.16 16 12 12:30 30 4 100 100-0004 0004 HQ HQ 0.0 0.0 3072 3072×2304 2304 2 1 3 4 8 7 9 5 6 2 1 3 4 Close-up playback • Turn and hold the zoom lever to the T side to enlarge the picture up to 10 times the original size. Turn to the W side to reduce the size. • Use the arrow pad during close- up playback to scroll around the picture. • Press H to return to the single- frame playback. Index display • Use the arrow pad to select a picture for playback, and press H to play back the single-frame of the picture selected. T W T W T W W T T W Single-frame playback • Use the arrow pad to browse pictures.
Page: 14
Button operations 14 EN Displays the Top Menu. Use the arrow pad to select scenes, playback picture, and the items on the menus. This button is used to confirm your selection. Shooting mode: Changing picture brightness In shooting mode press OF/<, set with XY, then press H. • Adjustable from - 2.0 EV to + 2.0 EV. Y: Brightens. X: Darkens. Activate the setting contents. Playback mode: Printing pictures Display a picture to print out in playback mode, connect the camera to the printer, and then press OF/< to print the picture. g “Direct printing (PictBridge)” (P. 28) Press X& in shooting mode to select the macro mode. Press H to confirm your selection. 7 MENU button Displaying the menu 8 Arrow pad (ONXY) 9 H button 0 OF/< button Changing picture brightness/Printing pictures a X& button Shooting pictures close to the subject OFF MACRO OFF Macro mode is deactivated. & MACRO This mode lets you shoot as close as 10 cm/3.9 in. (wide) and 60 cm/23.6 in. (tele) from your subject. % SUPER MACRO This mode lets you shoot as close as 5 cm/2.0 in. from your subject. Zoom position is automatically set and cannot be changed. OK SET + 2.0 For manually making fine adjustments to the exposure when taking pictures.
Page: 15
Button operations EN 15 Press NY in shooting mode to select on and off of the self-timer. Press H to confirm your selection. • After setting the self-timer, press the shutter button completely. Then the self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and the shutter is released. • To cancel the self-timer, press NY. • Self-timer shooting is automatically canceled after one shot. Press Y#in shooting mode to select the flash setting. Press H to confirm your selection. In playback mode, select the picture you want to erase, and press S. • Once erased, pictures cannot be restored. Check each picture before erasing to avoid accidentally erasing pictures you want to keep. g “0 Protecting pictures” (P. 22) b NY button Self-timer shooting OFF SELFTIMER OFF Cancel the self-timer. Y SELFTIMER ON Set the self-timer. c Y# button Flash shooting AUTO FLASH AUTO The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. ! REDEYE This emits pre-flashes to reduce the occurrence of red- eye in your pictures. # FILL IN The flash fires regardless of the available light. $ FLASH OFF The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. d S button Erasing pictures
Page: 16
16 EN Menu operations Menu operations Press m to display the Top Menu on the monitor. • The items displayed on the Top Menu differ according to the mode. • Select [PLAYBACK MENU] or [SETUP] and press H to display detailed menus from which to make settings. • When your camera is set according to the shooting guide with the mode dial set at g, press m to display the shooting guide screen. About the menus K button (Shooting mode) MENU button q button (Playback mode) < OK MENU SET EXIT PANORAMA PANORAMA RESET RESET SILENT SILENT MODE MODE SCENE SCENE SETUP SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY 2 1 PIXEL MAPPING K/q K/q BACKUP MEMORY FORMAT SETUP ENGLISH NO W OK SET BACK MENU Top Menu (in still picture shooting mode) SETUP menu items Arrow pad (ONXY) H button
Page: 17
Menu operations EN 17 During menu operations, the buttons and their respective functions are displayed at the bottom of the monitor. Follow these guides to navigate the menus. This explains how to use the menus with the [VIDEO OUT] setting as an example. 1 Set the mode dial to a setting other than g. 2 Press m to display the Top Menu. Press Y to select [SETUP] and then press H. • [VIDEO OUT] is one of the selections on the [SETUP]. Operation guide Using the menus OK MENU SET EXIT PANORAMA PANORAMA RESET RESET SILENT SILENT MODE MODE SCENE SCENE SETUP SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY Operation guide m button Arrow pad (ONXY) : Returns to the previous menu. : Exits the menu. : Press the arrow pad (ONXY) to select a setting. : Sets the selected item. MENU BACK MENU EXIT OK SET H button OK MENU SET EXIT RESET RESET PANORAMA PANORAMA SCENE SCENE SETUP SETUP SILENT SILENT MODE MODE IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY
Page: 18
18 EN Menu operations 3 Use arrow pad ON to select [VIDEO OUT], and press H. • Unavailable settings cannot be selected. • Press X in this screen to move the cursor to the page display. Press ON to change the page. To select an item or function, press Y or H. 4 Use arrow pad ON to select [NTSC] or [PAL] and press H to confirm your selection. • The menu item is set and the previous menu is displayed. Press m repeatedly to exit the menu. • To cancel changes and continue menu operation, press m before pressing H. • Some menu items are not available depending on the position of the mode dial. g “Functions available in shooting modes and scene modes” (P. 53) g “SETUP menu” (P. 25) • The factory default settings are displayed in gray ( ). Shooting mode menu K 2 1 PIXEL MAPPING K/q K/q BACKUP MEMORY FORMAT SETUP ENGLISH NO W OK SET BACK MENU 1 1 2 SETUP s OK SET BACK MENU NORMAL BEEP ON VIDEO OUT X NTSC '07.08.16 12:30 The selected item is displayed in a different color. Page display: The page display mark is displayed when there are additional menu items on the next page. 1 2 SETUP BEEP VIDEO OUT X s NTSC PAL OK SET BACK MENU OK MENU SET EXIT PANORAMA PANORAMA RESET RESET SILENT SILENT MODE MODE SCENE SCENE SETUP SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY 2 3 4 1 * xD-Picture Card is required. 5 *
Page: 19
Menu operations EN 19 Still picture image quality and their applications Movie image quality Panorama shooting lets you create a panoramic picture, software on the provided CD- ROM. An Olympus xD-Picture Card is required for panorama shooting. 1 IMAGE QUALITY Changing the image quality Image quality/Image size Compression Application SHQ 3072 × 2304 Low compression • This is useful for printing large images on A3-size (16 × 11.7 in.) paper. • This is useful for performing computer image processing, such as contrast adjustment and red-eye correction. HQ 3072 × 2304 Standard compression SQ1 2048 × 1536 Standard compression • This is useful for printing on A4-size (11.7 × 8.5 in.) or postcard-sized (6 × 4 in.) paper. • This is useful for computer editing such as rotating or adding text to a picture. SQ2 640 × 480 Standard compression • This is useful for sending as e-mail attachments. 16:9 1920 × 1080 Standard compression • This is useful for expressing the broadness of a subject such as landscapes and for viewing pictures on a wide-screen television. Image quality /Image size SHQ 640 × 480 HQ 320 × 240 2 PANORAMA Creating a panoramic picture Connects pictures from left to right Connects pictures from bottom to top Y: The next picture is connected at the right edge. X: The next picture is connected at the left edge. O: The next picture is connected at the top. N: The next picture is connected at the bottom.
Page: 20
20 EN Menu operations Use the arrow pad to specify at which edge you want to connect the pictures; and then compose your shots so that the edges of the pictures overlap. The part of the previous picture that will be combined will not remain in the frame. Remember the frame displayed on the monitor as a rough indication, then compose the shot so that the edges of the previous picture in the frame overlap with the next shot. • Press H to exit panorama shooting. • Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures. When 10 pictures have been shot, the warning mark (g) will be displayed. It restores shooting functions to their factory default settings. Functions restored to the factory default settings The scene mode selection screen displays sample images as well as a description of the shooting situation for which it is designed. This can only be selected when the mode dial is set to f. • By switching to another scene, most settings will be changed to the default settings of each scene mode. g “f Shoot pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation” (P. 12) This function allows you to turn off operational sounds that occur during shooting and playback, etc... 3 RESET Restoring default settings NO /YES Function Factory default setting Ref. Page # AUTO P. 15 & OFF P. 14 F 0.0 P. 14 IMAGE QUALITY HQ P. 19 Y OFF P. 15 f jSPORT P. 12 4 f(Scene) Selecting a scene mode according to the shooting situation 5 SILENT MODE Setting to turn off operational sounds OFF /ON
Page: 21
Menu operations EN 21 g “SETUP menu” (P. 25) g “SILENT MODE Setting to turn off operational sounds” (P. 20) • The factory default settings are displayed in gray ( ). Press H to start the slideshow. • Only the first frame of each movie is displayed. • To stop the slideshow, press H or m. Select [MOVIE PLAY] from the Top Menu, and press H to play back the movie. • In playback mode, you can also playback a movie by selecting a picture with the movie icon (A) and pressing H. Operations during movie playback • Press H to pause the playback. Playback mode menu q 1 SLIDESHOW Playing back pictures automatically 2 MOVIE PLAY Playing back movies OK MENU SET EXIT RESIZE RESIZE ERASE ERASE PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU MOVIE MOVIE PLAY PLAY MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE SETUP SETUP OK MENU SET EXIT RESIZE RESIZE ERASE ERASE PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE SLIDE- SLIDE- SHOW SHOW MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE SETUP SETUP PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU 4 4 When a still picture is selected When a movie is selected 3 6 3 1 7 5 * A card is required. * 2 ’07 07.08 08.16 16 12 12:30 30 100 100-0004 0004 4 OK MOVIE PLAY 00 00:00 00 / 00 00:36 36 ’07 07.08 08.16 16 12 12:30 30 100 100-0004 0004 32 320×24 240 HQ HQ Playing time/Total recording time Y: Fast forwards the movie while pressed. X: Rewinds the movie while pressed.
Page: 22
22 EN Menu operations Operations during pause • To resume the movie, press H. • To cancel the playback of the movie in the middle of it or during pause, press MENU. Protected pictures cannot be erased using [ERASE], [SEL. IMAGE] or [ALL ERASE], but they are all erased by formatting. • Select the picture with XY, and protect it by selecting [ON] with ON. You can protect several frames in succession. Pictures taken with the camera held vertically are displayed horizontally during playback. This function lets you rotate such pictures so that they are displayed vertically on the monitor, and the new picture orientations will be saved even after the power is turned off. Select the picture with XY and then rotate the display by selecting [+90°]/[0°]/[-90°] with ON. You can rotate several frames in succession. 3 PLAYBACK MENU 0 .......................................................................................................Protecting pictures OFF /ON y .............................................................................................................Rotating pictures +90° / 0° /-90° 00 00:05 05 / 00 00:36 36 ’07 07.08 08.16 16 12 12:30 30 100 100-0004 0004 32 320×24 240 HQ HQ O: Displays the first frame. N: Displays the last frame. Y: Plays the movie while pressed. X: Plays the movie in reverse while pressed. OK EXIT OFF ON 0 OK EXIT y +90° OK EXIT y 0° -90° OK EXIT y
Page: 23
Menu operations EN 23 Protected pictures cannot be erased. Cancel protection before erasing protected pictures. Once erased, pictures cannot be restored. Check each picture before erasing to avoid accidentally erasing pictures you want to keep. • When erasing a picture in the internal memory, do not insert a card into the camera. • When erasing a picture from the card, insert a card into the camera in advance. • Use the arrow pad to select the picture, and press H to mark 9 on your selection. • Press H again to cancel the selection. • When all individual pictures to be erased have been marked, press S. • Select [YES], and press H. • Select [YES], and press H. This changes the image size of a picture and saves it as a new file. The still pictures in My Favorite are registered and played back as separate pictures. Up to 9 pictures can be registered. • Pictures registered in My Favorite cannot be erased, even by formatting. g “Erasing pictures registered in My Favorite” (P. 24) Note • Registered pictures cannot be edited, printed, copied to a card, transferred to the computer or played back in computer. 4 ERASE Erase selected pictures/Erase all pictures SEL. IMAGE............................................................. Erase by selecting a single-frame ALL ERASE .................... Erase all the pictures in the internal memory and the card 5 RESIZE Reducing the size of pictures 640 × 480 /320 × 240 6 MY FAVORITE Viewing and registering pictures in My Favorite SEL. IMAGE GO OK BACK MENU
Page: 24
24 EN Menu operations • Select [VIEW FAVORITES] to display the registered pictures in My Favorite. Use the arrow pad to browse other pictures. • [ADD FAVORITE] and [SLIDESHOW] can be selected by pressing m. Erasing pictures registered in My Favorite • Select the picture you want to erase with the arrow pad and press S. Select [YES] and press H. • Erasing pictures registered in My Favorite will not erase pictures in internal memory or on the card. • Select the picture with XY, and press H. This function allows you to save printing data (the number of prints and the date and time information) with the pictures stored on the card. g “Print settings (DPOF)” (P. 33) VIEW FAVORITES..................................................... Viewing the registered pictures YES / NO SET ..............................................................................Registering a My Favorite picture 7 PRINT ORDER Making print reservations (DPOF) My Favorite OK MENU SET EXIT ADD ADD FAVORITE FAVORITE EXIT EXIT SLIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ADD FAVORITE Register a picture in My Favorite. • Select the picture with XY, and press H. SLIDESHOW Plays back registered pictures automatically. • To stop the slideshow, press H. EXIT Switch to normal playback. OK SET BACK MENU SET
Page: 25
Menu operations EN 25 All existing data, including protected pictures, are erased when the internal memory or card is formatted. Make sure that you save or transfer important data to a computer before formatting. • Make sure there is no card inserted in the camera when formatting the internal memory. • Be sure that the card is inserted in the camera when formatting the card. • Before using non-Olympus cards or cards which have been formatted on a computer, you must format them with this camera. Insert the optional card into the camera. Copying data does not erase the pictures in the internal memory. • It takes some time to backup data. Check if the battery is not empty before starting the copy. Or use the AC adapter. You can select a language for on-screen display. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. You can add other languages to your camera with the provided OLYMPUS Master software. SETUP menu MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT)..............Formatting the internal memory or card BACKUP ....................................Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card W................................................................................... Selecting a display language OK MENU SET EXIT RESIZE RESIZE ERASE ERASE PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU SLIDE- SLIDE- SHOW SHOW MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE SETUP SETUP OK MENU SET EXIT RESET RESET PANORAMA PANORAMA SCENE SCENE SETUP SETUP SILENT SILENT MODE MODE IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY Playback mode Shooting mode SETUP MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT*1 ) BACKUP*1 W PIXEL MAPPING*2 K/q s BEEP X VIDEO OUT *1 A card is required. *2 You cannot select this item in playback mode.
Page: 26
26 EN Menu operations The pixel mapping feature allows the camera to check and adjust the CCD and image processing functions. It is not necessary to operate this function frequently. Approximately once a year is recommended. Wait at least one minute after taking or viewing pictures to allow the pixel mapping function to perform properly. If you turn the camera off during pixel mapping, start again. Select [PIXEL MAPPING] and when [START] is displayed, press H. You can turn the power on by pressing either K or q. The date and time is saved with each image, and is used in the file name. If you do not set the date and time, the [X] screen appears every time the camera is turned on. • The first two digits of the year are fixed. • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. • To set the time precisely, with the cursor either “minutes” or [Y/M/D], press H as the time signal strikes 00 seconds. PIXEL MAPPING........................................Adjusting the image processing function K/q ..................................... Turning on the camera with the K or q button YES/ NO s........................................................................... Adjusting the brightness of monitor BRIGHT/ NORMAL BEEP........................................Adjusting the volume of beep when button is pressed OFF (No sound) / ON X..............................................................................................Setting the date and time MENU CANCEL X Y / M / D Y / M / D Y M D T I M E Y M D T I M E ----.--.-- --:-- ----.--.-- --:-- Y-M-D (Year-Month-Day) Cancel the setting Minute Date formats (Y-M-D,M-D-Y,D-M-Y) Hour
Page: 27
Menu operations EN 27 The factory default settings differ according to the region where the camera is sold. • TV video signal types by country/region. Check the video signal type before connecting the camera to the TV. NTSC: North America, Taiwan, Korea, Japan PAL: European countries, China Playing back pictures on a TV Turn off the camera and the TV before connecting. VIDEO OUT.................................................................... Playing back pictures on a TV NTSC / PAL Connect to the TV's video input terminal (yellow). Video cable (provided) Connector cover Settings on the TV Turn the TV on, and set it to video input mode. • For details of switching to video input, refer to your TV’s instruction manual. • Images and the information displayed on the screen may be cropped depending on the TV’s settings. Settings on the camera Turn on the camera and then press q to enter playback mode. • The last picture taken is displayed on the TV. Use the arrow pad to select the picture you want to display. VIDEO OUT jack
Page: 28
28 EN Printing pictures Printing pictures By connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print pictures directly - no computer necessary. Select the pictures you want to print and the number of prints using the camera’s print menus. To find out if your printer is compatible with PictBridge, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. What is PictBridge? A standard for connecting digital cameras and printers of different makers and printing out pictures directly. [EASY PRINT] can be used to print out the picture displayed on the monitor. The selected picture is printed using the standard settings of your printer. The date and file name are not printed. STANDARD All printers that support PictBridge have standard print settings. If [STANDARD] is selected on the settings screens (P. 31), pictures are printed according to these settings. Refer to the printer’s instruction manual for its standard settings or contact the printer manufacturer. 1 Display the picture you want to print out on the monitor in playback mode. Direct printing (PictBridge) • Available printing modes, paper sizes etc..., vary depending on the printer you use. Refer to the instruction manual for your printer. • For details of printing paper types, ink cassettes, etc..., refer to the printer’s instruction manual. EASY PRINT
Page: 29
Printing pictures EN 29 2 Turn the printer on and plug the USB cable (provided) into the camera’s USB connector and the printer’s USB port. • The [EASY PRINT START] screen is displayed. • For details of how to turn the printer on and the position of the USB port, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Press OF/<. • Printing starts. • When printing is finished, the picture selection screen is displayed. To print another picture, press XY to select a picture, and press OF/<. • When you are finished, disconnect the USB cable from the camera with the picture selection screen displayed. 4 Disconnect the USB cable from the camera. USB connector USB cable (provided) Connector cover OK < EASY PRINT START PC/CUSTOM PRINT EXIT PRINT
Page: 30
30 EN Printing pictures 5 Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. 1 Display the screen indicated on the right according to procedure 1 and 2 on P. 28- P. 29, and press H. 2 Select [CUSTOM PRINT], and press H. 3 Follow the operation guide to adjust print settings. You can use [EASY PRINT] even when the camera is turned off or in shooting mode. With the camera turned off or in shooting mode, connect the USB cable. The selection screen for the USB connection is displayed. Select [EASY PRINT]. g “EASY PRINT” step 3 (P. 29), “Other print modes and print settings (CUSTOM PRINT)” step 2 (P. 30) Other print modes and print settings (CUSTOM PRINT) OK < EASY PRINT START PC/CUSTOM PRINT USB PC OK EASY PRINT CUSTOM PRINT EXIT SET USB screen Operation guide
Page: 31
Printing pictures EN 31 Note • If the [PRINTPAPER] screen is not displayed, [SIZE], [BORDERLESS] and [PICS/ SHEET] are set to as [STANDARD]. Selecting a print mode Setting the print paper ALL INDEX MULTI PRINT ALL PRINT PRINT PRINT MODE SELECT OK SET MENU EXIT PRINT Prints the selected picture. ALL PRINT Prints all the pictures stored in the internal memory or on the card. MULTI PRINT Prints one picture in multiple layout format on a single sheet of paper. ALL INDEX Prints an index of all the pictures stored in the internal memory or on the card. PRINT ORDER Prints the pictures according to the print reservation data on the card. If no print reservations have been made, this option is not available. g “Print settings (DPOF)” (P. 33) PRINTPAPER SIZE SIZE BORDERLESS BORDERLESS STANDARD STANDARD OK SET BACK MENU SIZE Choose from the available paper sizes on your printer. BORDERLESS Select with or without borders. In [MULTI PRINT] mode, you cannot print with a border. OFF ( ) The picture is printed inside a blank frame. ON ( ) The picture is printed filling the entire page. PICS/SHEET Available in [MULTI PRINT] mode only. The number of prints that can be printed vary depending on the printer.
Page: 32
32 EN Printing pictures Press XY to select the picture you want to print. You can also use the zoom lever and select a picture from the index display. 4 Select [PRINT], and press H. • Printing starts. • When printing is finished, the [PRINT MODE SELECT] screen is displayed. To cancel printing Selecting the picture to print Setting the number of prints and data to be printed < MORE OK PRINT SINGLEPRINT 100 100-0004 0004 PRINT Prints one copy of the selected picture. When [SINGLE PRINT] or [MORE] has been selected, a single copy or more copies are printed. SINGLE PRINT Makes a print reservation for the displayed picture. MORE Sets the number of prints and data to be printed for the displayed picture. PRINT INFO FILE NAME DATE 1 WITHOUT WITHOUT OK SET BACK MENU < x Sets the number of prints. You can select up to 10 prints. DATE ( ) If you select [WITH], pictures are printed with the date. FILE NAME ( ) If you select [WITH], pictures are printed with the file name. PRINT PRINT CANCEL OK SET BACK MENU OK CANCEL TRANSFERRING Screen during data transfer PRINT CONTINUE CANCEL OK SET Press H Select [CANCEL], and press H
Page: 33
Printing pictures EN 33 5 In the [PRINT MODE SELECT] screen, press MENU. • A message is displayed. 6 Disconnect the USB cable from the camera. • The camera turns off. 7 Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Print reservations allows you to save printing data (the number of prints and the date and time information) with the pictures stored on the card. With print reservation, you can print out pictures easily either at home using a personal DPOF-compatible printer or at a photo store that supports DPOF. DPOF is a standard format used to record automatic print information from digital cameras. Pictures with print reservations can be printed using the following procedures. Printing using a DPOF-compatible photo store. The pictures are printed according to the reserved information. Printing using a DPOF-compatible printer. Printing is possible directly from a card containing print reservation data, without using a computer. For more details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. A PC card adapter may also be necessary. Print settings (DPOF) How to make print reservations Only the images stored on the card can be reserved to print. Insert a card with recorded pictures into the camera before making print reservations. ALL INDEX MULTI PRINT ALL PRINT PRINT PRINT MODE SELECT OK SET MENU EXIT
Page: 34
34 EN Printing pictures Note • DPOF reservations set by another device cannot be changed by this camera. Make changes using the original device. If a card contains DPOF reservations set by another device, entering reservations using this camera may overwrite the previous reservations. • You can make DPOF print reservations for up to 999 images per card. • Not all functions may be available on all printers or at all photo stores. To use print services without using DPOF • Pictures stored in the internal memory cannot be printed at a photo store. The pictures need to be copied to a card before taking them to the photo store. g “BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P. 25) Follow the operation guide to make a print reservation for a selected picture. 1 Press MENU in the playback mode to display the Top Menu. 2 Select [PRINT ORDER] and then [<], and press H. 3 Press XY to select the frames for print reservations, and then press ON to set the number of prints. • You cannot make print reservations for pictures with A. • Repeat step 3 to make print reservations for other pictures. 4 When you finish making print reservations, press H. 5 Select the date and time print setting, and press H. NO The pictures are printed without the date and time. DATE The selected pictures are printed with the shooting date. TIME The selected pictures are printed with the shooting time. Single-frame reservation PRINT ORDER U < OK SET BACK MENU Operation guide HQ HQ 10 10 ’07 07.08 08.16 16 12 12:30 30 4 100 100-0004 0004 OK MOVE SET X TIME DATE NO OK SET BACK MENU
Page: 35
Printing pictures EN 35 6 Select [SET], and press H. Reserves all the pictures stored on the card. The number of prints is set at one print per picture. 1 Press MENU in the playback mode to display the Top Menu. 2 Select [PRINT ORDER] and then [U], and press H. 3 Select the date and time setting, and press H. NO The pictures are printed without the date and time. DATE All pictures are printed with the shooting date. TIME All pictures are printed with the shooting time. 4 Select [SET], and press H. You can reset all the print reservation data or just for selected pictures. 1 Select Top Menu and then [PRINT ORDER], and press H. To reset the print reservation data for all the pictures: 2 Select [<] or [U] and press H. 3 Select [RESET], and press H. All-frame reservation Resetting print reservation data PRINT ORDER CANCEL SET 2 ( 4 ) OK SET BACK MENU PRINT ORDER SETTING KEEP RESET PRINT ORDERED PRINT ORDERED OK SET BACK MENU
Page: 36
36 EN Printing pictures To reset the print reservation data for a selected picture: 2 Select [<] and press H. 3 Select [KEEP], and press H. 4 Press XY to select the picture with the print reservations you want to cancel, and press N to decrease the number of prints to 0. • Repeat step 4 to cancel print reservations for other pictures. 5 When you are finished canceling print reservations, press H. 6 Select the date and time setting, and press H. • The setting is applied to the remaining pictures with print reservations. 7 Select [SET], and press H.
Page: 37
EN 37 Using OLYMPUS Master Using OLYMPUS Master Using the USB cable provided with your camera, you can connect the camera and computer and download (transfer) the images to your computer using the OLYMPUS Master software, also provided with the camera. OLYMPUS Master is a software application for managing your digital images on your computer. Installing it on your computer lets you do the following: Overview Install the OLYMPUS Master software gP. 38 Connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable gP. 40 Start up the OLYMPUS Master software gP. 41 Download image files to the computer gP. 41 Disconnect the camera from the computer gP. 42 Using OLYMPUS Master What is OLYMPUS Master? Prepare the following items before starting. Computer equipped with a USB port OLYMPUS Master2 CD-ROM USB cable ( Download images from the camera or other media ( View images and movies • You can run a slideshow and play back movies. ( Manage images • Manage images in an album or folder. Downloaded images are automatically sorted by date, allowing you to search for images quickly. ( Edit images • You can rotate images, trim them and change the size. ( Edit images with the filter and correction functions ( Print images • You can easily print images. ( Make panoramic images • You can make panoramic images using pictures taken in panorama mode. ( Update the version of your camera’s firmware For details of other functions and operations, refer to the “Help” guide in the OLYMPUS Master reference manual.
Page: 38
Using OLYMPUS Master 38 EN Before installing the OLYMPUS Master software, please confirm that your computer is compatible with the following system requirements. For newer operating systems, please refer to the Olympus web site as shown on the back cover of this manual. Operating environment Windows OS Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home Edition/XP Professional/Vista CPU Pentium III 500 MHz or later RAM 256 MB or more Hard disk capacity 500 MB or more Monitor 1,024 × 768 pixels or more 65,536 colors or more (16.77 million colors or more recommended) Other USB port or IEEE 1394 port Internet Explorer 6 or later QuickTime 7 or later recommended DirectX 9 or later recommended Note • Windows 98/98SE/Me are not supported. • Use a computer with a pre-installed operating system. Operations are not guaranteed on home-built computers or computers with an updated operating system. • Operations are not guaranteed when using an added USB port or IEEE 1394 port. • To install the software, you must log on as a user with administrators’ privileges. Macintosh OS Mac OS X v10.3 or later CPU Power PC G3 500 MHz or later Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or later RAM 256 MB or more Hard disk capacity 500 MB or more Monitor 1,024 × 768 pixels or more 32,000 colors or more (16.77 million colors or more recommended) Other USB port or IEEE 1394 port (FireWire) Safari 1.0 or later (1.3 or later recommended) QuickTime 6 or later Note • Mac versions earlier than OS X 10.3 are not supported. • Operations are not guaranteed when using an added USB or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port. • To install the software, you must log on as a user with administrators’ privileges. • Be sure to remove the media (drag & drop onto the trash icon) before performing the following operations. Failure to do so could result in unstable computer operation and the need to reboot. • Disconnect the cable connecting the camera to the computer • Turn off the camera • Open the camera’s battery/card compartment cover Install the OLYMPUS Master software
Page: 39
Using OLYMPUS Master EN 39 Windows 1 Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. • The OLYMPUS Master setup screen is displayed. • If the screen is not displayed, double-click the “My Computer” icon and click the CD-ROM icon. 2 Select the display language and click the “OLYMPUS Master 2” button. • When the component installation screen is displayed, click “OK”. 3 Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions. • When the OLYMPUS Master licensing agreement is displayed, read the agreement and click “Yes” to proceed with the installation. 4 When the user information screen is displayed, enter your “Name”, select your “Region” and click “Next”. 5 When the setup type selection screen is displayed, click “Install”. • To select the components to install, select “Custom”. • The installation begins. The screen confirming that setup is completed is displayed. Click “Close”. • Next, the screen confirming whether to install OLYMPUS muvee theaterPack Trial Version is displayed. To install this software, click “Install”.
Page: 40
Using OLYMPUS Master 40 EN Macintosh 1 Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. • The CD-ROM window is displayed. • If the CD-ROM window is not displayed, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the desktop. 2 Double-click the “Setup” icon on the desktop. • The OLYMPUS Master installation screen is displayed. • Follow the on-screen instructions. • When the OLYMPUS Master licensing agreement is displayed, read the agreement and click “Continue” and then “Continue” to proceed with the installation. • The screen confirming that installation is completed is displayed. • You must restart your computer before using OLYMPUS Master. 1 Make sure the camera is turned off. • The monitor is off. • The lens is retracted. 2 Connect the USB connector on the camera to the USB port on the computer using the provided USB cable. • Refer to your computer’s instruction manual to locate the position of the USB port. • The camera turns on automatically. • The monitor turns on and the selection screen for the USB connection is displayed. 3 Select [PC], and press H. Connecting the camera to a computer Monitor USB connector Connector cover USB PC OK EASY PRINT CUSTOM PRINT EXIT SET
Page: 41
Using OLYMPUS Master EN 41 4 The camera is recognized by the computer. • Windows When you connect the camera to your computer for the first time, the computer attempts to recognize the camera. Click “OK” to exit the message that is displayed. The camera is recognized as a “Removable Disk”. • Macintosh The iPhoto program is the default application for managing digital images. When you connect your digital camera for the first time, the iPhoto application starts automatically, so close this application and start OLYMPUS Master. Note • The camera functions are disabled while the camera is connected to a computer. • Connecting the camera to a computer via a USB hub may cause unstable operation. In this case, do not use a hub, but connect the camera directly to the computer. • Images cannot be transferred to your computer with OLYMPUS Master if [PC] is selected in Step 3, Y is pressed and [MTP] is selected. Windows 1 Double-click the “OLYMPUS Master 2” icon on the desktop. Macintosh 1 Double-click the “OLYMPUS Master 2” icon in the “OLYMPUS Master 2” folder. • The browse window is displayed. • When OLYMPUS Master is started up for the first time after installation, the OLYMPUS Master initial setting screen and user registration screen are displayed before the browse window. Follow the on-screen instructions. To exit OLYMPUS Master 1 Click “Exit” on any window. • OLYMPUS Master is exited. 1 Click “Transfer Images” on the browse window, and then click “From Camera” . • The window for selecting the pictures you want to transfer from the camera is displayed. All the images in the camera are displayed. 2 Select “New Album” and enter an album name. 3 Select the image files and click “Transfer Images”. • A window indicating that the download is complete is displayed. Start up the OLYMPUS Master software Displaying camera images on a computer Downloading and saving images
Page: 42
Using OLYMPUS Master 42 EN 4 Click “Browse images now”. • The downloaded images are displayed in the browse window. To disconnect the camera 1 Make sure that the card access lamp has stopped blinking. 2 Make the following preparations for disconnecting the USB cable. Windows 1 Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon in the system tray. 2 Click the message that is displayed. 3 When a message is displayed saying that the hardware can be ejected safely, click “OK”. Macintosh 1 The trash icon changes to the eject icon when the “Untitled” or “NO_NAME” icon on the desktop is dragged. Drag and drop it on the eject icon. 3 Disconnect the USB cable from the camera. Note • Windows: When you click “Unplug or Eject Hardware”, a warning message may be displayed. Make sure that image data is not being downloaded from the camera and that all applications are closed. Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon again and disconnect the cable. Card access lamp
Page: 43
Using OLYMPUS Master EN 43 1 Click the “Album” tab on the browse window and select the album that you want to view. • The selected album image is displayed in the thumbnail area. 2 Double-click the still picture thumbnail that you want to view. • OLYMPUS Master switches to the image edit window and the picture is enlarged. • Click “Back” to return to the browse window. To view a movie 1 Double-click the movie thumbnail that you want to see in the browse window. • OLYMPUS Master switches to the edit window and the first frame of the movie is displayed. 2 To play back the movie, click “Play” at the bottom of the screen. This camera is compatible with USB mass storage. You can connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable provided with the camera to download and save images without using OLYMPUS Master. The following environment is required to use the USB cable to connect the camera to your computer. Windows: Windows 98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP Home Edition/XP Professional/Vista Macintosh: Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2/X Viewing still pictures and movies To download and save images to a computer without using OLYMPUS Master Thumbnail
Page: 44
Using OLYMPUS Master 44 EN Note • If your computer is running Windows 98SE, you will need to install the USB driver. Before connecting the camera to your computer with the USB cable, double-click the files from the following folders on the provided OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM. (Drive name): \win98usb\INSTALL.EXE • If your computer is running Windows Vista, you can select [PC] in Step 3 on P. 40, press Y, and select [MTP] to use Windows Photo Gallery. • Data transfer is not guaranteed in the following environments, even if your computer is equipped with a USB port. • Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 • Windows 98SE upgrades from Windows 95/98 • Mac OS 8.6 or earlier • Computers with a USB port added by means of an extension card, etc. • Computers without a factory-installed OS and home-built computers Please take care that your battery is fully charged! 1 Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet. 2 Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the computer. 3 Plug the other end of the USB cable into the camera’s USB connector. • The camera turns on automatically. • The monitor turns on and the selection screen for the USB connection is displayed. 4 Select [PC], and press H. 5 In the browse window, select “Camera”, then “Update Camera/Add Display Language”. • The confirmation window for updating is displayed. 6 Click “OK”. • The updating the camera window is displayed. 7 Click “Add Language” in the updating camera display. • The “Add Display Language of Camera” window is displayed. 8 Click and select a language. 9 Click “Add”. • The new language is downloaded to your camera. Please do not remove any cable or the battery while the camera is processing. 10After the download procedure the camera display will show “OK”. You can remove the cables and turn power off. After restarting the camera you will be able to choose the new language from [SETUP]. To increase the number of languages
Page: 45
EN 45 Getting to know your camera better Getting to know your camera better The battery is inserted incorrectly • Remove the batteries and insert them correctly. There is not enough power left in the battery • Insert new batteries. Or, charge it when using the rechargeable battery. The battery is temporarily unable to function because of the cold • Battery performance declines in low temperatures, and the charge may not be sufficient to turn on the camera. Remove the battery and warm it by putting it in your pocket for a while. The camera is in sleep mode • To save battery power, the camera automatically goes into sleep mode and the monitor turns off if there is no operation when the camera is turned on (when the lens is extended and the monitor is on). No picture is taken even if the shutter button is fully pressed in this mode. Operate the zoom lever or other buttons to restore the camera from sleep mode before taking a picture. If the camera is left for 12 minutes, it automatically turns off (the lens retracts and the monitor turns off). When the power is turned on in the playback mode, the camera does not enter the sleep mode but just turns off automatically after about three minutes. Press o to turn the camera on. The mode dial is in the position of g • No pictures can be taken when the guide is being displayed. Take pictures after setting target terms by following the shooting guide or set it to the setting other than g in shooting mode. The flash is charging • Wait until the # (flash charge) mark stops blinking before pushing the shutter button again. The camera has been used in the same conditions from the time of purchase • No date and time have been set in the camera at the time of purchase. Set the date and time before using the camera. g “Set date and time” (P. 6), “X Setting the date and time” (P. 26) The battery has been pulled out of the camera • The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings if the camera is left without batteries for approximately 1 day. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the batteries were only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. Shooting tips and information Tips before you start taking pictures The camera does not turn on even when a battery is loaded No picture is taken when the shutter button is pressed The date and time have not been set
Page: 46
46 EN Getting to know your camera better There are several ways to focus, depending on the subject. When the subject is not in the center of the frame • Place the subject in the center of the frame, lock the focus on the subject, and then recompose your picture. g “Shutter button Shooting pictures” (P. 10) The subject is moving quickly • Focus the camera on a point roughly the same distance away as the subject you want to shoot and lock the focus (by pressing the shutter button halfway). Then recompose your picture and press the shutter button completely as the subject enters the frame. • Select j from f to shoot pictures. g “f Shoot pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation” (P. 12) • Under certain types of conditions, it is difficult to focus using auto focus. The green lamp on the monitor lights, allowing you to check if the focus is locked. In these cases, focus (focus lock) on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject, recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, and then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. Be sure to hold the camera firmly with both hands and press the shutter button slowly so as to avoid moving the camera. You can reduce the blurring by shooting the picture in h mode. g “h Shooting pictures with digital image stabilization” (P. 11) The factors that can cause the picture to blur are as follows: • images are shot at a high-magnification zoom setting, i.e. using both optical zoom and digital zoom fonctions. • the object is dark and the shutter speed is slow, or • scene modes where the flash is turned off and/or the shutter speed is slow. Shooting tips Focusing on the subject Subjects that are difficult to focus on Prevent blur by using image stabilization The green lamp blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame Subject without vertical lines Subjects at different distances Fast-moving subject The subject is not in the center of the frame The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus.
Page: 47
Getting to know your camera better EN 47 The flash is activated automatically when there is insufficient light and the camera is shaken. To take pictures without using the flash even when it is dark, set the flash mode to [$] (FLASH OFF). There are several factors that can cause the picture to appear grainy. Using the digital zoom to take close-up pictures • With the digital zoom, part of the image is cropped and enlarged. The greater the magnification, the grainier the picture appears. Shooting pictures with the mode dial set to M, or the f mode set to WSX • When shooting pictures in the above modes, the picture may appear grainy if the subject is dark. g “i, l, M Shooting pictures according to the situation” (P. 11) “f Shoot pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation” (P. 12) • Often, bright subjects (such as snow) turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjust [F] (exposure compensation) toward [+] to make these subjects closer to their true shades. Conversely, when you are shooting dark subjects, it can be effective to adjust toward the [-]. Sometimes, using the flash may not produce the brightness (exposure) that was intended. g “OF/< button Changing picture brightness/Printing pictures” (P. 14) • Set the flash to [#] (FILL IN) to activate fill-in-flash. You can shoot a subject against backlight without the face of the subject appearing dark. [#] (FILL IN) is effective for shooting against backlight and under fluorescent and other artificial lighting. g “Y# button Flash shooting” (P. 15) Taking pictures without the flash The picture is too grainy Taking pictures of a white beach or snow scene Taking pictures of a subject against backlight
Page: 48
48 EN Getting to know your camera better There are two ways to record the pictures you take with this camera. Recording pictures to the internal memory • Pictures are recorded to the internal memory, and when the number of storable still pictures reaches 0, you must connect the camera to a computer to download the pictures, and then erase the pictures from the internal memory. Using an xD-Picture Card (optional) • Pictures are recorded to the card when inserted in the camera. When the card is full, you download the pictures to a computer, and then either erase the pictures from the card or use a new card. • Pictures are not recorded to the internal memory when a card is inserted in the camera. Pictures in the internal memory can be copied to the card using the [BACKUP] function. g “BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P. 25) “The card” (P. 55) Number of storable still pictures and recording length of movies Still pictures Movie • If you use a non-Olympus card or a card used for another application, such as for a computer, the message [CARD ERROR] is displayed. To use this card with this camera, use the [FORMAT] function to format the card. g “MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT) Formatting the internal memory or card” (P. 25) Additional shooting tips and information Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken IMAGE QUALITY Image size Number of storable still pictures Internal memory Card (512 MB) SHQ 3072 × 2304 1 86 HQ 3072 × 2304 3 255 SQ1 2048 × 1536 7 570 SQ2 640 × 480 39 2904 16:9 1920 × 1080 8 652 IMAGE QUALITY Image size Remaining recording time Internal memory Card (512 MB) SHQ 640 × 480 (15 frames/sec.) 7 sec. 9 min. 5 sec. HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 20 sec. 25 min. 26 sec. Using a new card
Page: 49
Getting to know your camera better EN 49 This camera uses several lamps to indicate the camera status. • Performing any of the following operations when not actually taking pictures can deplete the battery power. • Repeatedly pressing the shutter button halfway • Repeatedly using the zoom • To save battery power, turn off the camera whenever it is not in use. • Some items may not be selectable from the menus when using the arrow pad. • Items that cannot be set with the current shooting mode • Items that cannot be set because of an item that has already been set: [%], [#], etc. • Some functions cannot be used when there is no card in the camera. [PANORAMA]/[FORMAT]/[BACKUP]/[PRINT ORDER] Image quality is a combination of desired image size and compression level. Use the following examples to help determine the optimal record mode when shooting. To make high quality prints on full-size paper such as A3 (16.5×11.7 in.)/To edit and process images on a computer • [SHQ] or [HQ] To print on A4 (11.7×8.5 in.) or postcard-size (6×4 in.) size paper • [SQ1] To send as an e-mail attachment or post on a Web site • [SQ2] To express the broadness of a subject such as landscapes/To view pictures on a wide-screen television • [16:9] g “IMAGE QUALITY Changing the image quality” (P. 19) Lamp indicators Lamp Status Self-timer lamp The lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. Card access lamp Lit (red): Shooting mode and power is on. Lit (green): Playback mode and power is on. Off: Power is off. Blinking (red): An image or movie is being recorder or downloaded (when connected to a computer). • Do not do any of the following while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so may prevent the image data from being saved and render the internal memory or card unusable. • Open the battery/card compartment cover • Remove the battery • Connect or disconnect the AC adapter Green lamp of the monitor Lit: The focus and exposure are locked. Blinking: The focus is not locked. • Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position the AF target mark on the subject and press the shutter button halfway again. Extending the useful life of the battery Functions that cannot be selected from menus Selecting the appropriate image quality
Page: 50
50 EN Getting to know your camera better • To return the changed shooting settings to default settings while shooting, set [RESET] to [YES]. g “RESET Restoring default settings” (P. 20) • When the camera is turned off, all the shooting settings other than [IMAGE QUALITY] and the scene mode return to default. A card is inserted in the camera • When a card has been inserted in the camera, the pictures in the internal memory cannot be played back. Turn off the camera and remove the card to playback pictures stored in the camera's internal memory. • Turn the zoom lever to the W side to view the pictures as thumbnails (index display). g “Zoom lever Zooming while shooting/close-up playback” (P. 13) The size of the picture displayed on a computer screen changes depending on the computer settings. When the monitor setting is 1,024 × 768 and you are using Internet Explorer to view a picture with an image size of 2,048 × 1,536 at 100%, the entire picture cannot be viewed without scrolling. There are several ways you can view the entire picture on the computer screen. View the picture using image browsing software • Install the OLYMPUS Master software from the provided CD-ROM. Change the monitor setting • The icons on the computer desktop may be rearranged. For details on changing the settings on your computer, refer to the computer’s instruction manual. Restoring default settings Playback tips Playing back the pictures in the internal memory Quickly displaying a desired picture Viewing pictures on a computer Viewing the entire picture on a computer screen

Question & answers

Have a question about the Olympus FE-210 but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Olympus FE-210. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Olympus FE-210 as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.

Ask a question about the Olympus FE-210

Name
Email
Reaction

View a manual of the Olympus FE-210 below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Olympus
  • Product: Digital cameras
  • Model/name: FE-210
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Romanian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese