Olympus FE-230 manual

User manual for the Olympus FE-230 in English. This PDF manual has 75 pages.

Table of contents

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DIGITAL CAMERA Advanced Manual 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 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. ( 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. Unless otherwise specified, the explanation about these illustrations is provided for FE-230/X-790. Appendix FE-230/X-790 FE-240/X-795
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2 EN Contents 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. 30 P. 46 P. 56 Using OLYMPUS Master P. 38 Quick Start Guide P. 3
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Quick Start Guide EN 3 Gather these items (box contents) Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. Digital Camera Strap Lithium Ion Battery (LI-42B) Battery Charger (LI-40C) USB Cable AV Cable OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM Items not shown: Advanced Manual (this manual), Basic Manual, and the Warranty Card. Contents may vary depending on purchase location. Attach the strap Quick Start Guide
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Quick Start Guide 4 EN Prepare the battery a. Charge the battery. Battery comes partially charged. b. Insert the battery into the camera. With this camera, you can take pictures without inserting the optional xD-Picture Card™ (hereinafter referred to as “the card”). For details on inserting the card, please refer to “Inserting and removing the card” (P. 58). 1 Red light on: Charging Light off: Charging complete (Charging time: Approx. 300 minutes) AC Wall Outlet Power Cable Battery Charger Lithium Ion Battery 3 W 2 Charging Indicator Battery lock knob To remove the battery, press the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow. 3 1 2 4 5 Insert the battery in the direction indicated by the mark.
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Quick Start Guide EN 5 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 For normal shooting. h This function reduces the blur incurred by a moving subject, or camera shake when taking pictures. B Suitable for taking pictures of people. E Suitable for taking pictures of a landscape. M Suitable for taking pictures of people at night. f Select from 10 available scene modes (FE-240/X-795) or 13 available scene modes (FE-230/X-790), according to the shooting conditions. R Use the shooting guide displayed on the screen to shoot pictures according to the situation. When shooting movies When shooting still pictures o button MENU TIME TIME D M Y ---- ----.--.-- --:-- .--.-- --:-- CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D This screen is displayed if the date and time are not set. O N Y X Hint The directions of the arrow pad is indicated with ONXY in the supplied instruction manual.
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Quick Start Guide 6 EN Set the date and time a. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select [Y]. • The first two digits of the year are fixed. b. Press the Y# button. c. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select [M]. About the date and time setting screen MENU TIME TIME D M Y ---- ----.--.-- --:-- .--.-- --:-- CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D Y-M-D Cancels the setting Hour Date formats (Y-M-D, M-D-Y, D-M-Y) Minute OF/< button NY button MENU 2007 2007.--.-- --:-- .--.-- --:-- TIME TIME D M Y CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D Y# button MENU 2007 2007.02 02.-- --:-- .-- --:-- TIME TIME D M Y CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D
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EN 7 Set the date and time Quick Start Guide d. Press the Y# button. e. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select [D]. f. Press the Y# button. g. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select the hours and minutes. • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. h. Press the Y# button. i. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select [Y/M/D]. j. After all settings have been set, press . • For a more accurate setting, press  when the time signal hits 00 seconds. MENU 2007 2007.02 02.10 10 --:-- --:-- TIME TIME D M Y CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D MENU OK 2007 2007.02 02.10 10 12 12:30 30 TIME TIME D M Y CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D SET MENU OK 2007 2007.02 02.10 10 12 12:30 30 SET TIME TIME D M Y Y / M / Y / M / D CANCEL  button [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304
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Quick Start Guide 8 EN Take a picture a. Hold the camera. c. Shoot. Horizontal grip Vertical grip b. Focus. 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 pictures that can be taken is displayed. (Press Completely) Shutter Button The card access lamp blinks.
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Quick Start Guide EN 9 Review your pictures a. Press the q button. a. Press the X& and Y# buttons to display the picture you want to erase. b. Press the S button. c. Press the OF/< button, select [YES], and press . 12:30 12:30 '07.02.10 '07.02.10 100-0004 100-0004 4 HQ HQ [IN IN] 3072 3072×2304 2304 0.0 0.0 Arrow pad Displays the next image Displays the previous image q button Erase pictures S button OK MENU [IN] YES NO [IN] SET BACK ERASE OF/< button  button OK MENU YES NO [IN] SET BACK ERASE
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Button operations 10 EN Button operations Shooting still pictures Set the mode dial to a setting other than n, and lightly press the shutter button (halfway). The green lamp lights when the focus and exposure are locked (focus lock). Now press the shutter button all the way (completely) to shoot a picture. Locking the focus and then composing the shot (focus lock) Compose your picture with the focus locked, and then completely press the shutter button to shoot a picture. •When the green lamp blinks, the focus is not adjusted properly. Try locking the focus again. Recording movies Set the mode dial to n, and lightly press the shutter button to lock the focus, and then press the shutter button completely to start recording. Press the shutter button again to stop recording. o button Turning the camera on and off Power on: Camera turns on in shooting mode. • Lens extends • Monitor turns on Shutter button Shooting pictures/movies [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 3 Shooting mode 1 2 4 b c 5 8 9 0 a 6 7 Self-timer Flash mode Macro mode d 1 2 HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] Green lamp
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Button operations EN 11 Shooting mode is selected. This function is used to set the camera to turn on in shooting mode when K is pressed with the camera off. g “K/q Turning on the camera with the K or q button” (P. 27) The last picture taken is displayed. • Press the arrow pad to view other pictures. • Use the zoom lever to switch between close-up playback and index display. This function is used to set the camera to turn on in playback mode when q is pressed with the camera off. g “K/q Turning on the camera with the K or q button” (P. 27) g Movie playback “MOVIE PLAY Playing back movies” (P. 21) Set the mode dial to the desired shooting mode. The camera determines the optimum settings for shooting pictures. This function reduces the blur incurred by a moving subject, or camera shake when taking pictures. Use PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE and NIGHT+PORTRAIT to shoot pictures with the optimal settings. K button (Shooting) Selecting shooting mode/Turning the camera on q button (Playback) Selecting playback mode/Turning the camera on Mode dial Switching shooting modes h Shooting pictures with automatic settings h Shooting pictures using digital image stabilization B E M Shooting pictures according to the situation 3 4 5
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Button operations 12 EN Select from 10 to 13 available scene modes, according to the shooting conditions. Press  for setting. • The scene selection screen displays sample images and the shooting mode to best suit the situation. • To switch to a different scene mode after a scene mode has been selected, press m to select [SCENE] from the top menu and display the scene selection screen. • By switching to another scene, most settings will be changed to the default settings of each scene. *1 Available in the FE-230/X-790 only. Select this when shooting underwater using an optional underwater housing. *2 When set to [UNDER WATER WIDE2], the focus distance is fixed at approximately 5 m. Follow the shooting guide displayed on the screen to set the target items. • Press m 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 change to the default setting by pressing m or changing the mode using the mode dial. Audio is recorded with the movie. • During audio recording, only the digital zoom can be used. To record the movie with the optical zoom, set [R] to [OFF]. g “MOVIE W/ SOUND Recording movies with or without sound” (P. 20) f Shooting pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation j SPORT /N INDOOR /W CANDLE /R SELF PORTRAIT /S SUNSET /X FIREWORKS /P BEHIND GLASS /V CUISINE /d DOCUMENTS /i AUCTION /k UNDER WATER WIDE1*1 /l UNDER WATER WIDE2*1*2 /H UNDER WATER MACRO*1 R Follow the shooting guide for setting n Recording movies OK MENU 1 SPORT SET BACK OK 4 Blurring background. 5 Shooting into backlight. Brightening subject. Adjusting area in focus. Shooting subject in motion. 3 2 1 S H O O T I N G G U I D E 1 / 3 SET A 00:36 00:36 00:36 This lights red during movie recording. The remaining recording time is displayed. When the remaining recording time reaches 0, recording stops.
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Button operations EN 13 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 Press OF/< in shooting mode, set with XY, and press . • Adjustable from -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV 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. 30) Press X& in shooting mode to select the macro mode. Press  for setting. Arrow pad (ONXY)  button OF/< button Changing picture brightness/Printing pictures X& button Shooting pictures close to the subject OFF Macro off Cancels macro mode. & Macro on This mode lets you shoot from as close as 10 cm/3.9 in. (FE-230/X-790)/20 cm/7.9 in.(FE-240/X-795) (when the zoom is set for the zoom-out angle) and as close as 60 cm/23.6 in. (when the zoom is set for the zoom-in angle) to your subject. % Super macro This mode lets you shoot from as close as 5 cm/2.0 in. (FE-230/X-790)/3 cm/1.2 in.(FE-240/X-795) to your subject. The zoom position is fixed automatically and cannot be changed. 6 7 8 OK SET For manually making fine adjustments to the exposure when taking pictures. + 2.0 2.0 Y: Brighten X: Darken Activate the setting contents. 9
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Button operations 14 EN Press NY in shooting mode to select on or off for the self-timer. Press  for setting. • 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 mode. Press  for setting. Displays the top menu. 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) NY button Self-timer shooting OFF Self-timer off Cancel the self-timer. Y Self-timer on Set the self-timer. Y# button Flash shooting AUTO Flash auto The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. ! Redeye This emits pre-flashes for red-eye reduction. # Fill-in The flash fires regardless of the available light. $ Flash off The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. m button Displaying the top menu S button Erasing pictures 0 a b c
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Button operations EN 15 Shooting mode: Zooming in on your subject Optical zoom: 3x (FE-230/X-790)/5x (FE-240/X-795) Digital zoom: 4x (optical zoom × digital zoom: Max. 12x (FE-230/X-790)/20x (FE- 240/X-795)) Playback mode: Switching the picture display Zoom lever Zooming while shooting/Close-up playback d [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 HQ HQ 3072 3072×2304 2304 [IN IN] 4 4 [ ] Zoom out: Turnthezoom lever to the W- side. Zoom in: Turn the zoom lever to the T-side. The white area is the optical zoom area. The red area is the digital zoom area. When the slider enters the red area, the digital zoom activates and the image is further enlarged. Zoom bar 1 2 4 3 [IN IN] 3072 3072×2304 2304 0.0 0.0 12:30 12:30 '07.02.10 '07.02.10 100-0004 100-0004 4 HQ HQ [IN IN] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [IN IN] [IN IN] Close-up playback • Turn and hold the zoom lever to the T-side to incrementally zoom in (up to 10 times the original size), and to the W- side to zoom out. • Press the arrow pad during close-up playback to scroll the picture in the indicated direction. • When returning to the single- frame playback, press . Index display • Use the arrow pad to select a picture for playback, and press  to play back the single-frame of the picture selected. Single-frame playback • Use the arrow pad to browse pictures. W T W W T W T W T T
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Menu operations 16 EN Menu operations Press m to display the top menu on the monitor. • The contents displayed on the top menu differ according to the mode. • Select [PLAYBACK MENU] or [SETUP] and press . The screen for selecting the menu item is then displayed. • When the mode dial is set to R and the settings are made by following the shooting guide, press m to display the shooting guide screen. During menu operations, the buttons and their respective functions are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Follow these guides to navigate the menus. About the menus Operation guide m button  Arrow pad (ONXY) K button (Shooting mode) q button (Playback mode) OK MENU RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE PICTURE PICTURE + SOUND + SOUND OK MENU 1 3 2 MEMORY FORMAT NO PIXEL MAPPING ENGLISH BACKUP SETUP SET BACK Top menu (Still picture shooting mode) SETUP menu items OK MENU RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE PICTURE PICTURE + SOUND + SOUND Operation guide m button  Arrow pad (ONXY) : Moves back one menu. : Exits the menu. : Press the arrow pad (ONXY) to select an item. : Sets the selected item. MENU BACK MENU EXIT OK SET
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Menu operations EN 17 This explains how to use the menus with the [8] (warning sound) setting as an example. 1 Set the mode dial to a setting other than R. 2 Press m to display the top menu. Press Y to select [SETUP], and press . • [8] is on a menu in [SETUP]. 3 Press ON to select [8], and press . • Unavailable settings cannot be selected. • Press X on this screen to move the cursor to the page display. Press ON to change the page. To return to the item selection screen, press Y or . 4 Press ON to select [OFF], [LOW] or [HIGH], and press . • The menu item is set and the previous menu is displayed. Press m repeatedly to exit the menu. • To cancel any changes and continue operating the menus, press m without pressing . Using the menus OK MENU RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE PICTURE PICTURE + SOUND + SOUND OK MENU 1 3 2 MEMORY FORMAT NO PIXEL MAPPING ENGLISH BACKUP SETUP SET BACK OK MENU 1 2 3 SETUP BACK SET LOW LOW NORMAL LOW BEEP SHUTTER SOUND VOLUME The selected item is displayed in a different color. Page display: This mark is displayed when there are more menu items on the next page. OK MENU 1 2 3 BEEP SHUTTER SOUND VOLUME SETUP SET BACK LOW HIGH OFF
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Menu operations 18 EN • Some functions are not available according to the selected mode. g “Functions available in shooting modes and scenes” (P. 55) g “SETUP menus” (P. 26) • The factory default settings are displayed in gray ( ). Still picture image quality and their applications Shooting mode menu K 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 full-size 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 A4 (11.7×8.5 in.)/postcard-size prints. • 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. OK MENU RESET PANORAMA PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE MOVIE MOVIE W/ SOUND W/ SOUND OK MENU RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE PICTURE PICTURE + SOUND + SOUND 3 * xD-Picture Card is required. 1 4 2* 5 3 1 5 7 When shooting movies When shooting still pictures 6 1
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Menu operations EN 19 Movie image quality Panorama shooting lets you create a panoramic picture, using the OLYMPUS Master software on the provided CD-ROM. An Olympus xD-Picture Card is required for panorama shooting. 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 where it will be joined to the next picture does not remain in the frame. You have to remember what the part in the frame looked like and take the next picture so it overlaps. • Press  to exit. • Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures. The warning mark (g) is displayed after 10 pictures have been taken. Restore shooting functions back to default settings. Image quality/Image size SHQ 640 × 480 HQ 320 × 240 PANORAMA Creating a panoramic picture RESET Changing the shooting functions back to default settings NO /YES 2 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. 3
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Menu operations 20 EN Functions for returning the settings to the original when the reset function is executed The scene selection screen displays sample images and the shooting mode to best suit the situation. This can be set only 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. g “f Shooting pictures by selecting a scene mode according to the situation” (P. 12) This function allows you to mute operational sounds during shooting and playback (e.g. warning beeps, shutter sounds, etc…). When activated [ON], the camera will record about 4 seconds of audio after the picture is taken. When recording, aim the camera microphone at the source of the sound you want to record. • When [ON] (sound is recorded) is selected, the optical zoom cannot be used during movie recording. Only the digital zoom can be used. Function Factory default setting Ref. Page # AUTO P. 14 & OFF P. 13 F 0.0 P. 13 Y OFF P. 14 IMAGE QUALITY HQ P. 18 f jSPORT P. 12 PICTURE + SOUND OFF P. 20 MOVIE W/ SOUND ON P. 20 f(Scene) Shooting pictures by selecting a scene according to the situation SILENT MODE Muting operational sounds OFF /ON PICTURE + SOUND Recording sound with still pictures OFF /ON MOVIE W/ SOUND Recording movies with or without sound OFF/ ON 4 5 6 7
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Menu operations EN 21 g “SETUP menus” (P. 26) g “SILENT MODE Muting operational sounds” (P. 20) • The factory default settings are displayed in gray ( ). Press  to start the slideshow. • Only the first frame of each movie is displayed. • To cancel the slideshow, press . Select [MOVIE PLAY] from the top menu, and press  to play back the movie. Another option is to select a picture with the movie icon (n) and press  to play back the movie. Playback mode menu q SLIDESHOW Playing back pictures automatically MOVIE PLAY Playing back movies OK MENU ERASE ERASE SETUP SETUP MOVIE MOVIE PLAY PLAY PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE ERASE SETUP SILENT MODE SET EXIT RESIZE RESIZE MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE DIS EDIT DIS EDIT OK MENU RESIZE RESIZE ERASE ERASE SETUP SETUP PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE ERASE SETUP PRINT ORDER SILENT MODE SET EXIT RESIZE MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE DIS EDIT DIS EDIT SLIDE- SLIDE- SHOW SHOW PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU 5 When a still picture is selected When a movie is selected 7 8* 3 7 * A card is required. 4 1 3 2 6 1 2 OK 12:30 12:30 '07.02.10 '07.02.10 100-0004 100-0004 4 [IN IN] MOVIE PLAY
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Menu operations 22 EN Operations during movie playback • Press  to pause the playback. Operations during pause • To resume the movie, press . • To cancel the playback of the movie in the middle of it or during pause, press m. 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. PLAYBACK MENU 0 .............................................................................................Protecting pictures OFF /ON 12:30 12:30 '07.02.10 '07.02.10 100-0004 100-0004 00:00 00:36 00:00 00:36 [IN IN] HQ HQ 320 320×240 240 O : Increases the volume. N : Reduces the volume. Y : Fast forwards playback when pressed and held. X : Rewinds playback when pressed and held. Playing time/Total recording time 00:05 00:36 00:05 00:36 [IN IN] O : Displays the first frame. N : Displays the last frame. Y : Plays when pressed and held. X : Plays the movie in reverse when pressed and held. 3 OK [IN] OFF ON EXIT 0
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Menu operations EN 23 Pictures taken with the camera held vertically are displayed horizontally. This function lets you turn such pictures so that they are displayed vertically. New picture orientations are saved even when the power is turned off. Select a picture with XY, and select [90°]/[0°]/[-90°] with ON to rotate pictures. You can rotate several frames in succession. Sound is recorded for about 4 seconds. • Use the arrow pad XY to select a picture, and select [YES] to begin recording. • The [BUSY] bar will be temporarily displayed. This changes the image size of a picture and saves it as a new file. y....................................................................................................Rotating pictures +90° / 0° / -90° R................................................................................Adding sound to still pictures YES /NO RESIZE Changing the size of pictures 640 × 480 /320 × 240 OK [ I N ] EXIT y +90° OK EXIT [ I N ] y 0° -90° OK [ I N ] EXIT y OK SET BACK MENU YES NO [ I N ] R 4
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Menu operations 24 EN Registers and plays back your favorite still pictures as new ones. Up to 9 pictures can be registered. • Registered pictures cannot be erased by formatting. g “Erasing pictures registered in MY FAVORITE” (P. 24) Note • Registered pictures cannot be edited, printed, copied to a card, transferred to a computer, or viewed on a computer. • Select [VIEW FAVORITES] to display pictures registered in MY FAVORITE. Use the arrow pad to browse pictures. • Press m to select [ADD FAVORITE] or [SLIDESHOW]. Erasing pictures registered in MY FAVORITE • Use the arrow pad to select the picture to be erased, and press S. Select [YES], and press . • Even if pictures registered in MY FAVORITE are erased, original pictures in the internal memory or the card may not be erased. • Select a picture with XY, and press . MY FAVORITE Viewing and registering pictures in My Favorite VIEW FAVORITES ........................................ Viewing registered pictures ADD FAVORITE Adds pictures to Favorite. • Select a picture with XY, and press . SLIDESHOW Plays back registered pictures automatically. • Press  to exit the slideshow. EXIT Reverts to normal playback mode. YES/ NO SET............................................................... Registering favorite pictures 5 ADD ADD FAVORITE FAVORITE EXIT EXIT OK MENU SET EXIT SLIDE- SLIDE- SHOW SHOW My Favorite My Favorite OK SET SET MENU BACK
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Menu operations EN 25 If the recorded digital image has any blur incurred by camera shake, the image will be stabilized and saved as a new one. • Select a picture with XY, and select [YES] with ON to stabilize the picture. • When corrected or stabilized pictures are displayed, [YES] cannot be selected. • Some blurs may be left on some pictures. • Movies, pictures taken by other cameras, or edited pictures cannot be fixed. 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 pictures in the internal memory, do not insert the card into the camera. • When erasing pictures from the card, insert a card into the camera in advance. • Use the arrow pad to select the picture, and press  to mark R on your selection. • To cancel the selection, press  again. • When the selection is completed, press S. • Select [YES], and press . • Select [YES], and press . 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. 35) DIS EDIT Stabilizing the recorded digital image YES /NO ERASE Erasing selected pictures/Erasing all pictures SEL. IMAGE .............................................Erasing by selecting the single-frame ALL ERASE..... Erasing all the pictures in the internal memory or on the card PRINT ORDER Making print reservations (DPOF) 6 MENU BACK D I S E D I T YES NO OK SET 7 OK MENU GO BACK [IN] SEL. IMAGE 8
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Menu operations 26 EN • Some functions are not available according to the selected mode. g “Functions available in shooting modes and scenes” (P. 55) 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 picture in the internal memory. • It takes some time to back up data. Check if the battery is not empty before starting the copy. 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 menus 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 RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SET EXIT SETUP RESET PANORAMA SILENT MODE SETUP IMAGE IMAGE QUALITY QUALITY SETUP IMAGE QUALITY SCENE SCENE PICTURE PICTURE + SOUND + SOUND OK MENU RESIZE RESIZE ERASE ERASE SETUP SETUP PRINT PRINT ORDER ORDER SILENT SILENT MODE MODE ERASE SETUP PRINT ORDER SILENT MODE SET EXIT RESIZE MY MY FAVORITE FAVORITE DIS EDIT DIS EDIT SLIDE- SLIDE- SHOW SHOW PLAYBACK PLAYBACK MENU MENU Playback mode Shooting mode * A card is required. MEMORY FORMAT (FORMAT* ) BACKUP* W PIXEL MAPPING K/q s BEEP 8 SHUTTER SOUND VOLUME X VIDEO OUT SETUP
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Menu operations EN 27 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]. When [START] is displayed, press . This function is used to turn on the camera when K or q is pressed. • Press ON to adjust the volume. • You can adjust the volume to one of five levels or mute the volume. PIXEL MAPPING ..............................Adjusting the image processing function K/q......................................Turning on the camera with the K or q button YES/ NO s ......................................................................Adjusting the monitor brightness BRIGHT/ NORMAL BEEP.................................................... Adjusting the volume of operation sound when the buttons are pressed OFF (No sound)/ LOW /HIGH 8............................................... Adjusting the volume of camera warning sound OFF (No sound)/ LOW / HIGH SHUTTER SOUND........................Adjusting the volume of the shutter button OFF (No sound)/ LOW / HIGH VOLUME.................................................. Adjusting the volume during playback OK MENU 2 1 3 SETUP BEEP SHUTTER SOUND VOLUME SET BACK
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Menu operations 28 EN The date and time is saved with each image, and is used in the file name. If the date and time are not set, the [X] screen is displayed each time the camera is turned on. • The first two digits of [Y] 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  as the time signal strikes 00 seconds. The factory default settings differ according to the region where the camera is sold. To play back camera images on a TV, set the video output according to your TV’s video signal type. • TV video signal types differ 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 X....................................................................................Setting the date and time VIDEO OUT ...........................................................Playing back pictures on a TV NTSC /PAL MENU TIME TIME D M Y ---- ----.--.-- --:-- .--.-- --:-- CANCEL Y / M / Y / M / D Y-M-D Cancels the setting Hour Date formats (Y-M-D, M-D-Y, D-M-Y) Minute
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Menu operations EN 29 Playing back pictures on a TV Turn off the camera and the TV before connecting. 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 the camera on and press q to select the playback mode. • The last picture taken is displayed on the TV. Use the arrow pad to select the picture you want to display. Connect to the TV’s video input (yellow) and audio input (white) terminals. AV cable (provided) Multi-connector Connector cover
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Printing pictures 30 EN Printing pictures By connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print out pictures directly. Select the pictures you want to print and the number of prints on the camera’s monitor. 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. 33), 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) Using the direct printing function • 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
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Printing pictures EN 31 2 Turn the printer on and plug the USB cable provided with the camera into the multi-connector of the camera 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 Remove the USB cable from the camera. Multi-connector USB cable OK PC / CUSTOM PRINT EASY PRINT START PRINT EXIT
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Printing pictures 32 EN 5 Remove the USB cable from the printer. 1 Display the screen being indicated on the right according to Steps 1 and 2 on P. 30-31, and press . 2 Select [CUSTOM PRINT], and press . 3 Make the print settings according to the operation guide. 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. 31), “Other print modes and print settings” Step 2 (P. 32) Other print modes and print settings (CUSTOM PRINT) OK PC / CUSTOM PRINT EASY PRINT START OK USB PC EASY PRINT CUSTOM PRINT EXIT SET Operation guide
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Printing pictures EN 33 Note • If the [PRINTPAPER] screen is not displayed, [SIZE], [BORDERLESS] and [PICS/SHEET] are set to as [STANDARD]. Press XY to select the picture you want to print. You can also turn the zoom lever and select a picture from the index display. Selecting a print mode Setting the print paper Selecting the picture to print OK MENU PRINT MODE SELECT PRINT ALL PRINT MULTI PRINT ALL INDEX SET 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. 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. 35) OK MENU [IN] P R I N T PA P E R S I Z E S I Z E BORDERLESS BORDERLESS S I Z E BORDERLESS STANDARD STANDARD SET BACK SIZE Choose from the available paper sizes on your printer. BORDERLESS Select framed or unframed. In [MULTI PRINT] mode, you cannot select the frame. 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 varies depending on the printer. OK 100-0004 100-0004 [IN IN] MORE SINGLE PRINT PRINT PRINT Prints one copy of the displayed 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.
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Printing pictures 34 EN 4 Select [OK], and press . • Printing starts. • When printing is finished, the [PRINT MODE SELECT] screen is displayed. To cancel printing 5 In the [PRINT MODE SELECT] screen, press m. • A message is displayed. 6 Disconnect the USB cable from the camera. 7 Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Setting the number of prints and data to be printed OK MENU P R I N T I N F O 1 WITHOUT WITHOUT FILE NAME SET BACK DATE <× 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. OK MENU P R I N T OK CANCEL SET BACK OK P R I N T CONTINUE CANCEL SET TRANSFERRING OK CANCEL Screen during data transfer Press  Select [CANCEL], and press . OK MENU PRINT MODE SELECT PRINT ALL PRINT MULTI PRINT ALL INDEX SET EXIT
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Printing pictures EN 35 Print reservations allow 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. You can print pictures using the print reservation data. 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. 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. g “BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P. 26) 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.
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Printing pictures 36 EN Follow the operation guide to make a print reservation for a selected picture. 1 Press m in the playback mode and display the top menu. 2 Select [PRINT ORDER] [<], and press . 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 . 5 Select the date and time setting, and press . 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. 6 Select [SET], and press . Single-frame reservation OK MENU PRINT ORDER [xD] SET BACK Operation guide OK 12:30 12:30 '07.02.10 '07.02.10 100-0004 100-0004 4 HQ HQ × [xD xD] 0 SET MOVE OK MENU NO DATE TIME [xD] SET BACK OK MENU SET CANCEL 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) PRINT ORDER SET BACK
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Printing pictures EN 37 Reserves all the pictures stored on the card. The number of prints is set at one print per picture. 1 Press m in the playback mode and display the top menu. 2 Select [PRINT ORDER] [U], and press . 3 Select the date and time setting, and press . 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 . You can reset all the print reservation data or just for selected pictures. 1 Select top menu [PRINT ORDER], and press . To reset the print reservation data for all the pictures: 2 Select [<] or [U], and press . 3 Select [RESET], and press . To reset the print reservation data for a selected picture 2 Select [<], and press . 3 Select [KEEP], and press . 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 . 6 Select the date and time setting, and press . • The setting is applied to the remaining pictures with print reservations. 7 Select [SET], and press . All-frame reservation Resetting print reservation data OK MENU RESET KEEP PRINT ORDERED PRINT ORDERED SET BACK PRINT ORDER SETTING
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Using OLYMPUS Master 38 EN 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. 39 Connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable gP. 41 Start up the OLYMPUS Master software gP. 42 Download image files to the computer gP. 42 Disconnect the camera from the computer gP. 43 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 sound. ( 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.
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Using OLYMPUS Master EN 39 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
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Using OLYMPUS Master 40 EN 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”.
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Using OLYMPUS Master EN 41 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 multi-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 . Connecting the camera to a computer Monitor Connector cover Multi-connector OK USB PC EASY PRINT CUSTOM PRINT EXIT SET
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Using OLYMPUS Master 42 EN 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. Start up the OLYMPUS Master software Displaying camera images on a computer Downloading and saving images
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Using OLYMPUS Master EN 43 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. 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
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Using OLYMPUS Master 44 EN 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 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. 41, 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 Viewing still pictures and movies To download and save images to a computer without using OLYMPUS Master Thumbnail
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Using OLYMPUS Master EN 45 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 . 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 [SET UP]. To increase the number of languages
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Getting to know your camera better 46 EN Getting to know your camera better The battery is not charged • Charge the battery with the charger. 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. 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. Press o to turn the camera on. The mode dial is in the position of R • No pictures can be taken when the shooting guide is being displayed. Take pictures after selecting the settings by following the shooting guide, or turn the mode dial and set it to a shooting mode other than R. The flash is charging • Wait until the # (flash charge) mark stops blinking before taking the picture. The camera's internal temperature increases. • With prolonged camera use, the internal temperature may increase, resulting in automatic shutdown. If this occurs, remove the battery from the camera and wait until the camera has sufficiently cooled. The camera’s external temperature may also increase during use, however this is normal and does not indicate malfunction. The memory gauge is full • No pictures can be taken when the memory gauge is full. Wait until there is space in the memory gauge. 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 a b c d Beforetaking any pictures (Off) Maximumreached (All lit) Aftertaking one picture (Lit) After taking several pictures (Lit) Shoot Shoot Shoot Wait
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Getting to know your camera better EN 47 The camera has been used in the same condition 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 the date and time” (P. 6), “X Setting the date and time” (P. 28) The battery has been removed from the camera • The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings if the camera is left without the battery for approximately 3 days. If the battery is in the camera for a short period of time, the date and time setting will be reset earlier than this. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. 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/movies” (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 (by pressing the shutter button halfway); and then recompose your picture and wait for the subject to enter the frame. g “f Shooting 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 The date and time have not been set Shooting tips Focusing on the subject Subjects that are difficult to focus on 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.
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Getting to know your camera better 48 EN halfway, and then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. Hold the camera correctly and press the shutter button gently to shoot the picture. In addition, blurring is reduced when taking pictures in the h mode. The factors that can cause the picture to blur are as follows: • When you zoom at a high magnification to shoot the picture • When the shutter speed is set low to shoot a dark subject • When the flash cannot be used or a low shutter speed set shooting mode is selected. Blurred images can be stabilized later. g “DIS EDIT Stabilizing the recorded digital image” (P. 25) The flash fires automatically when insufficient light is available and may cause your image to blurry. When taking pictures in low lights without the flash, 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. Taking pictures with the mode dial set to M or f mode set to W, S or X • When taking pictures of dark subjects using the above scene modes, the picture may appear grainy. • Often, bright subjects (such as snow) turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjusting [F] toward [+] makes the subject closer to their real shades. Conversely, when you are shooting dark subjects, it can be effective to adjust toward [–]. Sometimes, using the flash may not produce the brightness (exposure) that was intended. g “OF/< button Changing picture brightness/Printing pictures” (P. 13) • 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. [#] is effective not only for shooting against backlight, but also for shooting under fluorescent and other artificial lightening. g “Y# button Flash shooting” (P. 14) Taking pictures without blurring 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
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Getting to know your camera better EN 49 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 connect the camera to a computer to download the pictures; and then erase the pictures from the internal memory. Using a card (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. 26) “The card” (P. 57) Number of storable still pictures and recording length of movies Still pictures Movies • When the [IMAGE QUALITY] is set to [SHQ], the continuously recording length of the card other than the TypeH is up to approx. 15 seconds. 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 Using a 512 MB card With sound Without sound With sound Without sound SHQ 3072 × 2304 3 3 98 99 HQ 3072 × 2304 11 11 287 293 SQ1 2048 × 1536 25 26 626 652 SQ2 640 × 480 98 116 2457 2904 16:9 1920 × 1080 27 29 694 726 Image quality Image size Remaining recording time Internal memory Using a 512 MB card With sound Without sound With sound Without sound SHQ 640 × 480 (30 frames/sec.) 11 sec. 11 sec. 4 min. 42 sec. 4 min. 43 sec. HQ 320 × 240 (30 frames/sec.) 30 sec. 30 sec. 12 min. 42 sec. 12 min. 53 sec.
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Getting to know your camera better 50 EN • If you use a non-Olympus card or a card used for another application, such as 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. 26) 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: [%] and [#], etc. • Items that cannot be set because you are attempting to edit pictures taken with another camera. • Some functions cannot be used when there is no card in the camera. [PANORAMA]/[PRINT ORDER]/[FORMAT]/[BACKUP] Using a new card 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 Lit (green): Playback mode Unlit: Power is off. Blinking (red): A picture is being recorded, the camera is reading a movie, or images are being 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 Green lamp of the monitor Lit: The focus and exposure are locked. Blinking: The focus and exposure are 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

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