PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6 manual

PEN E-PL6

User manual for the Olympus PEN E-PL6 in English. This PDF manual has 137 pages.

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Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparing the camera and flow of operations 2. Basic operations 3. Frequently-used options and customization 4. Printing pictures 5. Connecting the camera to a computer 6. Other 7. Battery and charger 8. Card basics 9. Interchangeable lenses 10. Information/ Separately sold accessories 11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Index Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA
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2 EN  This notice concerns the supplied flash unit and is chiefly directed to users in North America. Information for Your Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your photographic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: • Read and understand all instructions before using. • Close supervision is necessary when any flash is used by or near children. Do not leave flash unattended while in use. • Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts. • Do not operate if the flash has been dropped or damaged - until it has been examined by qualified service personnel. • Let flash cool completely before putting away. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse this flash in water or other liquids. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this flash, but take it to qualified service personnel when service or repair work is required. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the flash is used subsequently. • The use of an accessory attachment not recommended by the manufacturer may cause a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. # Cautions Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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3 EN Table of Contents Quick task index 6 Preparing the camera and flow of operations 8 Names of parts .............................8 Unpack the box contents...........10 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................11 Inserting and removing cards...12 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................13 Attaching the flash unit .............14 Power on .....................................15 Setting the date/time..................16 Shooting......................................17 Setting the Shooting mode .......17 Taking photographs ..................17 Recording movies.....................19 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................20 Index display/ Calendar display........................20 Viewing still images ..................20 Watching movies ......................21 Volume......................................21 Erasing images.........................21 Selecting images ......................21 Basic operations 22 Basic shooting operations ........22 Monitor display during shooting....................................22 Switching the information display ......................................23 Focus lock ................................23 Using the shooting modes ........24 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode)....................24 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......25 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........26 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........26 Using movie mode (n)............27 Using art filters..........................28 Shooting in scene mode...........29 Using shooting options .............31 Using live guides ......................31 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........32 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............32 Using a flash (flash photography)...................33 Choosing a focus target (AF Area) ..................................35 Sequential shooting/using the self timer...................................35 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF..........36 Basic playback operations........38 Monitor display during playback ...................................38 Switching the information display ......................................38 Single-frame playback..............39 Using playback options.............40 Using the touch screen..............43 Live guides ...............................43 Shooting mode .........................43 Playback mode.........................44 Adjusting Settings.....................45 Table of Contents
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4 EN Table of Contents Frequently-used options and customization 46 Using live control .......................46 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................47 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................48 Adding effects to a movie .........49 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................50 Setting the image aspect..........51 Image quality (record mode).....52 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............53 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................54 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................55 ISO sensitivity...........................56 Face priority AF/ pupil detection AF.....................56 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)...................57 Using the menus ........................58  Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ......................59 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................59 Restoring default settings (Reset/Myset) ...........................59 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................60 Image quality (K)...................62 Setting the self timer (j/Y)...62 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........62 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)...................64 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (time lapse shooting).................65 Wireless remote control flash photography..............................66 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele- converter) .................................66  Playback Menu.........................67 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................67 Editing still images....................67 Canceling all protections ..........69 Using the Smartphone connection option (Connection to Smartphone) ....70  Setup Menu ..............................71 X (Date/time setting) ...............71 W (Changing the display language)..................................71 i (Monitor brightness adjustment)...............................71 Rec View ..................................71 c/# Menu Display..................71 Firmware...................................71 Using the custom menus...........72 Before Using the Custom/ Accessory Port Menus..............72  Custom Menu ...........................73 R AF/MF ..................................73 S Button/Dial ...........................73 T Release/j .........................74 U Disp/8/PC..........................74 V Exp/p/ISO..........................76 W # Custom............................77 X K/Color/WB.......................77 Y Record/Erase.......................78 Z Movie ...................................79 b K Utility..............................79 AEL/AFL ...................................80 Button Function ........................81 Viewing camera images on TV........................................82
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5 EN Table of Contents Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) ................84 Adding information displays (G/Info Settings).....................86 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically [# X-Sync.] [# Slow Limit] ......87 Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect]............................87 Accessory Port Menu.................89 Using OLYMPUS PENPAL.......89 A OLYMPUS PENPAL Share...90 B OLYMPUS PENPAL Album...91 C Electronic Viewfinder ...........91 Printing pictures 92 Print reservation (DPOF) ...........92 Creating a print order................92 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order .....93 Direct printing (PictBridge) .......93 Easy printing.............................94 Custom printing ........................94 Connecting the camera to a computer 96 Installing the PC software .........96 Copying pictures to a computer without OLYMPUS Viewer 3.......98 Other 99 Shooting tips and information ...99 Error codes ...............................101 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................103 Cleaning the camera ..............103 Storage...................................103 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device...............103 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....104 Battery and charger 105 Battery and charger .................105 Using your charger abroad .....105 Card basics 106 Usable cards.............................106 Interchangeable lenses 107 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications..........................107 Information/Separately sold accessories 110 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures ..............................110 Using separately sold accessories............................... 111 Electronic Viewfinder (VF-4)... 111 Using external flash units designated for use with this camera....................................113 Wireless remote control flash photography............................113 Other external flash units........114 Menu directory..........................115 Specifications...........................120 System chart.............................122 Principal Accessories..............124 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 125 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........125 Index 133
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6 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 17 Easy photography with special effects Art filter (ART) 28 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 51 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene mode (SCN) 29 Pro-level photography made simple Live Guide 31 Adjusting the brightness of a photograph Exposure compensation 32 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 31 Aperture priority shooting 25 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 31 Shutter priority shooting 26 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 50 One-touch white balance 51 Processing pictures to match the subject/ Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 48 Art filter (ART) 28 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area AF Area 35 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 36 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 36 Recomposing photographs after focusing Focus lock 23 C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 55 Turning off the beep speaker 8 (Beep sound) 75 Taking photos without the flash ISO/DIS Mode 56/29 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer 47 Anti-Shock 76 Self-timer 35 Remote cable 124 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 33 Gradation (Picture Mode) 61 Photographing fireworks Bulb/time photography 27 Scene mode (SCN) 29 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 76 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 61 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 23/32 Highlight&Shadow Control 32 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 71 Live View Boost 75 Quick task index
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7 EN Quick task index Checking set effect before taking a picture Preview function 81 Test Picture 81 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 23 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 75 Zooming in on photos to check focus Autoq (Rec View) 71 mode2 (q Close Up Mode) 75 Self-portraits Self-timer 35 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 35 Extending the useful life of the battery Sleep 75 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 52 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV Playback on TV 82 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 42 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 68 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 68 Printing made easy Direct printing 93 Commercial prints Creating a print order 92 Simple photo sharing OLYMPUS PENPAL 89 Connection to Smartphone 70 Camera Settings g Restoring default settings Reset 59 Saving the settings Myset 59 Changing the menu display language W 71
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8 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 1 Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 a 0 9 8 7 4 e b c d f g 1 Mode dial ........................................P. 17 2 Shutter button ...........................P. 18, 23 3 ON/OFF button..............................P. 15 4 Strap eyelet.....................................P. 10 5 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 13 6 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 7 Hot shoe cover 8 Stereo microphone ...................P. 57, 69 9 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 35/P. 73 0 Lens release button ........................P. 13 a Lens lock pin b Tripod socket c Battery/card compartment cover.....P. 11 d Battery/card compartment lock.......P. 11 e Connector cover f Multi-connector ...................P. 82, 93, 96 g HDMI micro connector (type D) ......P. 82 Preparing the camera and flow of operations
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9 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 1 3 2 4 78 b a 6 0 9 5 F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 32) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 33) G (Down) /jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 35) H (Left) /P (AF target) button (P. 35) Q button (P. 46, 58) Control dial* (j) (P. 20) Rotate to choose an option. 1  (Erase) button ............................P. 21 2 q (Playback) button................P. 20, 39 3 Accessory port..........................P. 72, 89 4 Monitor......................................P. 22, 38 5 Speaker 6 Hot shoe .......................................P. 113 7 Fn/G button ...................P. 81/P. 20, 39 8 U button.......................P. 20, 36, 39, 86 9 H/R (Movie) button..P. 21/P. 19, 21, 81 0 INFO (Information display) button ............................................P. 23, 32, 38 a MENU button.................................P. 58 b Arrow pad Control dial* (j) ...........................P. 20 * In this manual, the j icon represents operations performed using the control dial.
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10 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Body cap Strap USB cable CB-USB6 AV cable (Monaural) CB-AVC3 • Flash case • Computer software CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Camera grip MCG-4 Flash FL-LM1 Lithium ion battery BLS-5 Lithium ion charger BCS-5 Attaching the strap 1 Thread the strap in the direction of the arrows. 2 Lastly, pull the strap tight making sure that it is fastened securely. 3 2 1 4 • Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet in the same way. Attaching the grip Use a coin or similar object to tighten the screw. 2 1
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11 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charging the battery. Charging indicator BCS-5 Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet AC cable Lithium ion charger Lithium ion battery Direction indicating mark () Charging indicator # Cautions • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 2 Loading the battery. 2 1 3 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover Direction indicating mark Removing the battery Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery/card compartment cover. To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. # Cautions • Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. $ Notes • It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Also read “Battery and charger” (P. 105).
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12 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Inserting and removing cards 1 Loading the card. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Card basics” (P. 106) # Cautions • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the card. 2 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. • Close the cover and slide the battery/card compartment lock in the direction shown by the arrow. 2 1 # Cautions • Be sure the battery/card compartment cover is closed before using the camera. Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. # Cautions • Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 22) is displayed. FlashAir and Eye-Fi Cards Read “Card basics” (P. 106) before use.
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13 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Attach a lens to the camera. 1 2 1 2 Rear cap • Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body. • Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear it clicks. # Cautions • Make sure the camera is turned off. • Do not press the lens release button. • Do not touch internal portions of the camera. 2 Remove the lens cap. 2 1 1 Using lenses with an UNLOCK switch Retractable lenses with an UNLOCK switch cannot be used while retracted. Turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (1) to extend the lens (2). To store, turn the zoom ring in the direction of arrow (4) while sliding the UNLOCK switch (3). 4 1 2 3 Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release button, rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow. 2 1 Lens release button Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 107).
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14 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Attaching the flash unit 1 Remove the terminal cover from the flash unit and attach the flash to the camera. • Slide the flash unit all the way in, stopping when it contacts the back of the shoe and is securely in place. 2 1 UNLOCK switch 2 To use the flash, raise the flash head. • Lower the flash head when the flash is not in use. Removing the flash unit Press the UNLOCK switch while removing the flash unit. 2 1 UNLOCK switch
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15 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Power on 1 Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera. • When the camera is turned on, the (blue) power lamp will light and the monitor will turn on. • To turn off the power, press the ON/OFF button again. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 R R  ON/OFF button  Monitor Battery level 7 (green): Camera ready to shoot. Displayed for about 10 seconds after the camera is turned on. 8 (green): Low battery 9 (blinks red): Charge the battery. Number of storable still pictures Available recording time Using the monitor 2 1 3 You can adjust the angle of the monitor. When set to the angle to take your own picture, the monitor display up/ down direction inverts. Camera sleep operation If no operations are performed for a minute, the camera enters “sleep” (stand-by) mode to turn off the monitor and to cancel all actions. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). The camera will turn off automatically if left in sleep mode for 5 minutes. Turn the camera on again before use.
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16 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Setting the date/time Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. Some functions cannot be used if the date has not been set. 1 Display the menus. • Press the MENU button to display the menus. MENU button 4:3 j D 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set On Digital Tele-converter 2 Select [X] in the [d] (setup) tab. • Use FG on the arrow pad to select [d] and press I. • Select [X] and press I. X j±0 k±0 W 2 1 --.--.-- --:-- Setup Menu English 5sec c/# Menu Display Firmware Rec View Back Set [d] tab 3 Set the date and time. • Use HI to select items. • Use FG to change the selected item. • Use FG to select the date format. X Y M D Time 2013 Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. • Press Q to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. • Press the MENU button to exit the menus.
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17 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Shooting Setting the Shooting mode Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode. A A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the current scene. The camera does all the work, which is convenient for beginners. P Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. A You control aperture. You can sharpen or soften background details. S You control shutter speed. You can express the motion of moving subjects, or freeze motion without any blur. M You control aperture and shutter speed. You can shoot with long exposures for fireworks or other dark scenes. ART Select an art filter. SCN Select a scene according to the subject. n Shoot movies using shutter speed and aperture effects and movie special effects. Taking photographs First, try taking photographs in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A.  Monitor 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 R R Number of storable still pictures Available recording time ISO sensitivity Shutter speed Aperture value Indicator Mode icon
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18 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens. Horizontal grip Vertical grip 3 Adjust the focus. • Display the subject in the center of the monitor, and lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). The AF confirmation mark (( or n) will be displayed, and a green frame (AF target) will be displayed in the focus location. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 R R Press the shutter button halfway. AF confirmation mark AF target • The ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 99) Pressing the shutter button halfway and all the way down The shutter button has two positions. The act of lightly pressing the shutter button to the first position and holding it there is called “pressing the shutter button halfway,” that of pressing it all the way down to the second position “pressing the shutter button all (or the rest of) the way down.” Press halfway Press the rest of the way down 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. $ Notes • You can also take photographs using the touch screen. g “Using the touch screen” (P. 43)
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19 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Recording movies You can shoot movies in any shooting mode. First, try shooting in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. R button 3 Press the R button again to end recording. 00:02:18 Displayed during recording Recording time # Cautions • When using a camera with a CMOS image sensor, moving objects may appear distorted due to the rolling shutter phenomenon. This is a physical phenomenon whereby distortion occurs in the filmed image when shooting a fast-moving subject or due to camera shaking. In particular, this phenomenon becomes more noticeable when using a long focal length. • If the camera is used for extended periods, the temperature of the image pickup device will rise and noise and colored fog may appear in images. Turn off the camera for a short time. Noise and colored fog may also appear in images recorded at high ISO sensitivity settings. If the temperature rises further, the camera will turn off automatically.  Taking photographs during movie recording • Press the shutter button during movie recording to pause movie recording and take a photograph. Movie recording restarts after the photograph is taken. Press the R button to end recording. Three files will be recorded to the memory card: the movie footage preceding the photograph, the photograph itself, and the movie footage following the photograph. • Only one photograph can be taken at a time during movie recording; the self-timer and flash cannot be used. # Cautions • Image size and quality for photographs are independent of movie frame size. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. • The R button cannot be used to record movies in the following instances: Multiple exposure (still photography also ends.)/shutter button pressed halfway/during bulb or time photography/sequential shooting/Panorama/3D/time lapse shooting
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20 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Viewing photographs and movies 1 Press the q button. • Your most recent photograph or movie will be displayed. • Rotate the control dial to select the desired photograph or movie. q button Arrow pad/Control dial Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame 2013.06.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Still image 2013.06.01 12:30 4 100-0004 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P HD Movie Index display/Calendar display • To view multiple frames, press G during single-frame playback. To start calendar playback, press the G button repeatedly. • Press the Q button to view the currently selected picture full frame. Calendar display 2013.6 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 Index display 2013.06.01 12:30 21 Viewing still images Close-up playback • In single-frame playback, press U to zoom in up to 14×; press G to return to single-frame playback. 2x
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21 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Watching movies • Select a movie and press the Q button to display the playback menu. Select [Movie Play] and press the Q button to begin playback. To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. Movie Movie Play Erase m Back Set Volume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single-frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 Erasing images Display an image you want to delete and press the  button. Select [Yes] and press the Q button.  button Erase Yes No Back Set Selecting images Select the image. You can also select multiple images for protection or deletion. Press the H button to select an image; a v icon will appear on the image. Press the H button again to cancel the selection. Press Q to display the delete or protect selection menu. 2013.06.01 12:30 21
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22 EN Basic operations 2 2 Basic operations Basic shooting operations Monitor display during shooting 250 250 F5.6 ISO 400 L N 4:3 S-AF S-AF AEL FP RC BKT +2.0 +2.0 P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 45 mm 45 mm j R R +2.0 +2.0 N 3 j FullHD F +7 +7 -3 -3 FPS S-IS S-IS 99 x y z A B C v u 1 m l k 3 2 5 4 678 b 0 9 r t q p o s n d c a D e f g h i j w 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 12 2 Super FP flash..............................P. 113 3 RC mode.......................................P. 113 4 Auto bracket....................................P. 62 5 Multiple exposure............................P. 64 6 High frame rate...............................P. 75 7 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 66 8 Time lapse shooting........................P. 65 9 Face priority....................................P. 56 0 Movie sound ...................................P. 57 a Internal temperature warning........P. 102 dLockl .....................................P. 74 b Focal length ..................................P. 109 c Flash...............................................P. 33 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 18 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 47 f Art filter ...........................................P. 28 Scene mode....................................P. 29 Picture mode...................................P. 48 g White balance.................................P. 50 h Sequential shooting/self-timer ........P. 35 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 51 j Record mode (still images).............P. 52 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 53 l Available recording time m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 110 n Highlight&Shadow Control..............P. 32 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 53 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 32 p Exposure compensation value........P. 32 q Aperture value .........................P. 24–26 r Shutter speed ..........................P. 24–26 s Histogram .......................................P. 23 t AE Lock ....................................P. 73, 81 u Shooting mode...................P. 17, 24–30 v Myset ..............................................P. 59 w Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 43 x Flash intensity control.....................P. 53 y ISO sensitivity.................................P. 56 z AF mode .........................................P. 55 A Metering mode................................P. 54 B Flash mode.....................................P. 33 C Battery check 7 Lit up (green) : Ready for use (displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on.) 8 Lit up (green) : Battery is running low. 9 Blinks (red) : Charging required D Live guide recall........................P. 31, 43
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23 EN Basic operations 2 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO Level gauge display INFO INFO 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 P ISO 200 INFO Image only Histogram display Information display on 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO-A 200 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO-A 200 Histogram display Display a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green. Level gauge display Indicate the orientation of the camera. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. Use the indicators on the level gauge as a guide. Focus lock If the camera is unable to focus on the subject with the desired composition, use focus lock to focus on the subject and then recompose the photograph. 1 Position the subject to be focused on in the center of the monitor and press the shutter button halfway. • Make sure that the AF confirmation mark is lighting up. • Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. 2 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose the photograph and then press the shutter button the rest of the way down. • Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. % Tips • If the camera is unable to focus on the subject even when using focus lock, use P (AF Area). g “Choosing a focus target (AF Area)” (P. 35)
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24 EN Basic operations 2 Using the shooting modes “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) In mode P, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture in response to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P 0.0 0.0 ISO-A 200 FullHD F Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • The shutter speed and aperture displays flash if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F2.8 F2.8 The subject is too dark. • Use the flash. 4000 4000 F22 F22 The subject is too bright. • The metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 56) Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can press the F button (F) and then use FG to choose different combinations of aperture and shutter speed without altering exposure.This is known as “program shift.” “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, press and hold FG until “s” is no longer displayed or turn the camera off. # Cautions • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. 250 250 F5.6 Ps 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 FullHD F Program shift
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25 EN Basic operations 2 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to A. • After pressing the F button (F), use FG to choose the aperture. • Larger apertures (lower F-numbers) decrease depth of field (the area in front of or behind the focus point that appears to be in focus), softening background details. Smaller apertures (higher F-numbers) increase depth of field. Setting the aperture value Reducing aperture value   Increasing aperture value F2 F3.5 F5.6 F8.0 F16 • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 30" 30" F5.6 F5.6 The subject is underexposed. • Decrease the aperture value. 4000 4000 F5.6 F5.6 The subject is overexposed. • Increase the aperture value. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 56) Aperture value 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N A 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD
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26 EN Basic operations 2 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to S. • After pressing the F button (F), use FG to choose the shutter speed. • A fast shutter speed can freeze a fast action scene without any blur. A slow shutter speed will blur a fast action scene. This blurring will give the impression of dynamic motion. Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 2”  1"  15 60 100 400 1000 • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 2000 2000 F2.8 F2.8 The subject is underexposed. • Set the shutter speed slower. 125 125 F22 F22 The subject is overexposed. • Set the shutter speed faster. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 56) Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) In mode M, you choose both the aperture and the shutter speed. At a speed of BULB, the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Set the mode dial to M, press the F button (F), and use FG to adjust the shutter speed and HI to adjust the aperture value. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/4000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME]. # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Shutter speed 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N S 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD
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27 EN Basic operations 2 Choosing when the exposure ends (bulb/time photography) Use for night landscapes and fireworks. Shutter speeds of [BULB] and [LIVE TIME] are available in mode M. Bulb photography (BULB): The shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. The exposure ends when the shutter button is released. Time photography (TIME): The exposure begins when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. To end the exposure, press the shutter button all the way down again. When using [LIVE TIME], the progress of the exposure will be displayed in the monitor during shooting. The display can also be refreshed by pressing the shutter button halfway. In addition, [Live BULB] can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography. g “Using the custom menus” (P. 72) # Cautions • ISO sensitivity can be set to a value up to ISO 1600 for live bulb and live time photography. • To reduce camera blur during long exposures, mount the camera on a tripod and use a remote cable (P. 124). • The following features are not available during long exposures: Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/ flash bracketing/multiple exposure* * An option other than [Off] is selected for [Live BULB] or [Live TIME]. Noise in images While shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on screen. These phenomena occur when the temperature rises in the image pickup device or image pickup device internal drive circuit, causing current to be generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light. This can also occur when shooting with a high ISO setting in a high-temperature environment. To reduce this noise, the camera activates the noise reduction function. g [Noise Reduct.] (P. 76) Using movie mode (n) Movie mode (n) can be used to film movies with special effects. You can create movies that take advantage of the effects available in still photography mode. Use live control to select the settings. g “Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect]” (P. 87) You can also apply an after-image effect or zoom in on an area of the image during movie recording. [Movie Effect] in the custom menu must be set to [On] before making these settings. g [Z Movie] (P. 79)
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28 EN Basic operations 2 Using art filters 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the art filter menu. Pop Art 1 1  Types of art filters j Pop Art t Cross Process k Soft Focus u Gentle Sepia l Pale&Light Color v Dramatic Tone m Light Tone Y Key Line n Grainy Film Z Watercolor o Pin Hole u ART BKT (ART bracketing) s Diorama 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art filter menu. ART bracketing Each time the shutter is released, the camera creates copies for all art filters. Use the [v] option to choose filters. Art effects Art filters can be modified and effects can be added. Pressing I in the art filter menu displays additional options. Modifying filters Option I is the original filter, while options II and on add effects that modify the original filter. Adding effects* Soft focus, pin-hole, frames, white edges, starlight, filter, tone * The effects available vary with the selected filter. # Cautions • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The art filter will be applied to the JPEG copy only. • Depending on the subject, tone transitions may be ragged, the effect may be less noticeable, or the image may become more “grainy.” • Some effects may not be visible in live view or during movie recording. • Playback may differ according to the filters, effects, or movie quality settings applied.
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29 EN Basic operations 2 Shooting in scene mode 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the scene menu. Portrait 1  Types of scene modes O Portrait r Nature Macro P e-Portrait Q Candle L Landscape R Sunset K Landscape+Portrait T Documents J Sport s Panorama (P. 30) G Night Scene ( Fireworks U Night+Portrait g Beach & Snow G Children f n Fisheye Effect H High Key w n Wide-Angle I Low Key m n Macro q DIS Mode T 3D Photo J Macro 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. # Cautions • In [e-Portrait] mode, two images are recorded: an unmodified image and a second image to which [e-Portrait] effects have been applied. Recording may take some time. • [n Fisheye Effect], [n Wide-Angle], and [n Macro] are for use with optional converter lenses. • Movies cannot be recorded in [e-Portrait], [Panorama], or [3D Photo] mode. • [3D Photo] is subject to the following limitations. [3D Photo] can be used only with a 3D lens. The camera monitor cannot be used to playback images in 3D. Use a device that supports 3D display. Focus is locked. In addition, flash and self-timer also cannot be used. Image size is fixed at 1920 × 1080. RAW photography is not available. Frame coverage is not 100%.
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30 EN Basic operations 2 Taking panoramas If you have installed the supplied computer software, you can use it to join pictures together to form a panorama. g ”Connecting the camera to a computer” (P. 96) 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Select [Panorama] and press Q. 3 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 4 Take a picture, using the guides to frame the shot. • Focus, exposure, and other settings are fixed at the values for the first shot. 250 250 F5.6 38 M ISO 200 5 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. [ 2 ] 250 250 F5.6 38 M ISO 200 [ 3 ] Exit Exit • A panorama may include up to 10 images. A warning indicator (g) is displayed after the tenth shot. 6 After taking the last shot, press Q to end the series. # Cautions • During panorama shooting, the image previously taken for position alignment will not be displayed. With the frames or other markers for display in the images as a guide, set the composition such that the edges of the overlapping images overlap within the frames. $ Notes • Pressing Q before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. Pressing Q in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one.
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31 EN Basic operations 2 Using shooting options Using live guides Live guides are available in iAUTO (A) mode. While iAUTO is a full auto mode, live guides make it easy to access a variety of advanced photographic techniques. Change Color Saturation Guide item Q 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Level bar/selection 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 After pressing the Fn button or Q to display the live guide, use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to highlight an item and press Q to select. 3 Use FG to choose the level. • If [Shooting Tips] is selected, highlight an item and press Q to view a description. • Press the shutter button halfway to select. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 4 Shoot. • Press the shutter button to shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. # Cautions • Live guides are not available when [Panorama] or [3D Photo] is selected in SCN mode. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. • Live guide settings are not applied to the RAW copy. • Pictures may appear grainy at some live guide setting levels. • Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. • Frame rates drop when [Blurred Motion] is selected. • The flash cannot be used with the live guide. • Changes to live guide options cancel previous changes. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over or underexposed. % Tips • In modes other than A, you can use live control to make more detailed settings. g ”Using live control” (P. 46)
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32 EN Basic operations 2 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Press the F button (F) and use HI to adjust exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±3.0EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN mode. Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows To display the tone control dialog, press the F button (F) and press the INFO button. Use HI to choose a tone level. Choose “low” to darken shadows or “high” to brighten highlights. 250 250 F5.6 ISO 200 L N P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1234 1234 j HD +2.0 +2.0 0 0 S-IS S-IS Exposure compensation INFO INFO INFO 0 0 +1 +1 0 0
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33 EN Basic operations 2 Using a flash (flash photography) The flash can be set manually as required. The flash can be used for flash photography in a variety of shooting conditions. 1 Attach the flash unit and raise the flash head. • g “Attaching the flash unit” (P. 14) 2 Press the # button (I) to display options. 3 Use HI to choose a flash mode and press Q. • The options available and the order in which they are displayed vary depending on the shooting mode. g “Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode” (P. 34) AUTO Auto flash The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. # Fill-in flash The flash fires regardless of the light conditions. $ Flash off The flash does not fire. !/#! Red-eye reduction flash This function allows you to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. In S and M modes, the flash always fires. #SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain) Slow shutter speeds are used to brighten dimly-lit backgrounds. !SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain)/Red-eye reduction flash Combines slow synchronization with red-eye reduction. #SLOW2/ 2nd Curtain Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) The flash fires just before the shutter closes to create trails of light behind moving light sources. #FULL, #1/4 etc. Manual For users who prefer manual operation. If you press the INFO button, you can use the dial to adjust the flash level. 4 Press the shutter button all the way. # Cautions • In [!/#!(Red-eye reduction flash)], after the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Do not move the camera until shooting is complete. • [!/#!(Red-eye reduction flash)] may not work effectively under some shooting conditions. • When the flash fires, the shutter speed is set to 1/250 sec. or slower. When shooting a subject against a bright background with the fill-in flash, the background may be overexposed.
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34 EN Basic operations 2 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode Shooting mode LV super control panel Flash mode Flash timing Conditions for firing the flash Shutter speed limit P/A #AUTO Auto flash 1st curtain Fires automatically in dark/backlit conditions 1/30sec.– 1/250sec.* ! Auto flash (red-eye reduction) # Fill-in flash Always fires 30sec.– 1/250sec.* $ Flash off k k k ! SLOW Slow synchronization (red-eye reduction) 1st curtain Fires automatically in dark/backlit conditions 60sec.– 1/250sec.* #SLOW Slow synchronization (1st curtain) # SLOW2 Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) 2nd curtain S/M # Fill-in flash 1st curtain Always fires 60sec.– 1/250sec.* #! Fill-in flash (red-eye reduction) $ Flash off k k k # 2nd-C Fill-in flash/Slow synchronization (2nd curtain) 2nd curtain Always fires 60sec.– 1/250sec.* • #AUTO, $ can be set in A mode. * 1/200 sec. when using an separately sold external flash unit Minimum range The lens may cast shadows over objects close to the camera, causing vignetting, or be too bright even at minimum output. Lens Approximate distance at which vignetting occurs 14–42mm 1.0m 17mm 0.25m 40–150mm 1.0m 14–150mm Flash cannot be used 12–50mm Flash cannot be used • External flash units can be used to prevent vignetting. To prevent photographs from being overexposed, select mode A or M and choose a high f-number, or reduce ISO sensitivity.
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35 EN Basic operations 2 Choosing a focus target (AF Area) Choose which of the 35 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press the P button (H) to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to select the single target display and position the AF target. • “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. • You can choose from the following 4 target types. Press the INFO button and use FG. All Targets Single Target (Standard size, small size) Group Target The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. Set the target size to o (small) to further limit the focus position. The camera automatically chooses from the targets in the selected group. Sequential shooting/using the self timer Keep the shutter button pressed all the way down to take a series of photos. Alternatively, you can take pictures using the self timer. 1 Press the jY button (G) to display the direct menu. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q.
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36 EN Basic operations 2 o Single-frame shooting Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed (normal shooting mode). T Sequential H Photographs are taken at about 8 frames per second (fps) while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. S Sequential L Photographs are taken at about 3.5 frames per second (fps) while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Y12s Self-timer 12 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. First, the self-timer lamp lights up for approximately 10 seconds, then it blinks for approximately 2 seconds and the picture is taken. Y2s Self-timer 2 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. YC Self-timer Custom Set the number of frames to be shot. Select g, press the INFO button, and rotate the dial. $ Notes • To cancel the activated self-timer, press the jY (G) button. • In [S-AF] and [MF] focus modes, focus and exposure will be fixed at the values for the first frame in each sequence. # Cautions • During sequential shooting, if the battery check blinks due to low battery, the camera stops shooting and starts saving the pictures you have taken on the card. The camera may not save all of the pictures depending on how much battery power remains. • Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. • If you stand in front of the camera to press the shutter button halfway when using the self- timer, the photograph may be out of focus. Zoom frame AF/zoom AF You can zoom in on a portion of the frame when adjusting focus. Choosing a high zoom ratio allows you to use autofocus to focus on a smaller area than is normally covered by the AF target. You can also position the focus target more precisely. L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD Shooting display L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U Q / U (Press and hold)
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37 EN Basic operations 2 1 Press the U button to display the zoom frame. • If the camera was focused using autofocus just before the button was pressed, the zoom frame will be displayed at the current focus position. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • Press the INFO button and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. Comparison of AF and zoom frames 14× 10× 7× 5× 2 Press the U button again to zoom in on the zoom frame. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • Rotate the control dial to choose the zoom ratio. 3 Press the shutter button halfway to initiate autofocus. $ Notes • Autofocus is available and pictures can be taken both when the zoom frame is displayed and when the view through the lens is zoomed in. You can also perform AF operation with the view through the lens zoomed in. g ”LV Close Up Mode” (P. 75) • You can also display and move the zoom frame using touch screen operations. # Cautions • Zoom is visible only in the monitor and has no effect on the resulting photographs.
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38 EN Basic operations 2 Basic playback operations Monitor display during playback Simplified display Overall display F5.6 F5.6 +1.0 +1.0 G+4 G+4 A+4 A+4 Adobe Adobe Natural Natural ISO 400 ISO 400 250 250 +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm 1/8 4608×3456 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 3D 3D 2013.06.01 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P SD l i j k m o n h g p q r s t e d f 2013.06.01 12:30 15 100-0015 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 3D 3D SD c 7 8 2 1 3 456 9 0 a b 1 Battery check..................................P. 15 2 Eye-Fi upload complete..................P. 80 3 Print reservation Number of prints .............................P. 92 4 Sound record ..................................P. 41 5 Protect ............................................P. 41 6 Image selected ...............................P. 21 7 File number.....................................P. 78 8 Frame number 9 Storage device..............................P. 106 0 Record mode ..................................P. 52 a Aspect ratio...............................P. 51, 68 b 3D image ........................................P. 29 c Date and time .................................P. 16 d Aspect border .................................P. 51 e AF target.........................................P. 35 f Shooting mode...................P. 17, 24–30 g Exposure compensation .................P. 32 h Shutter speed ..........................P. 24–26 i Aperture value .........................P. 24–26 j Focal length ..................................P. 109 k Flash intensity control.....................P. 53 l White balance compensation..........P. 50 m Color space.....................................P. 78 n Picture mode...................................P. 48 o Compression rate ...........................P. 52 p Pixel count ......................................P. 52 q ISO sensitivity.................................P. 56 r White balance.................................P. 50 s Metering mode................................P. 54 t Histogram .......................................P. 23 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during playback using the INFO button. INFO INFO INFO Overall display Simplified display Image only F5.6 F5.6 ±0.0 ±0.0 G±10 G±10 A±10 A±10 Adobe Adobe Natural Natural ISO 400 ISO 400 250 250 +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm 1/8 4608×3456 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 2013.06.01 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P 2013.06.01 12:30 15 100-0015 4:3 L N ×10 ×10
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39 EN Basic operations 2 Single-frame playback Press the q button to view pictures full frame. Press the shutter button halfway to return to shooting mode. Index display/calendar display 25 frames Index display Q G U G U Single-frame playback Calendar display 2013.6 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 2013.06.01 12:30 21 2013.06.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Playback zoom (close-up playback) 2× zoom close-up playback Single-frame playback 14× zoom 2x G G U U 2013.06.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 14x Control dial (j) Previous (l)/Next (m) Arrow pad (FGHI) Single-frame playback: Next (I)/previous (H)/playback volume (FG) Close-up playback: Scroll image You can display the next frame (I) or the previous frame (H) during close-up playback by pressing the INFO button. Index/calendar playback: Highlight image INFO View image info H Select picture (P. 21)  Delete picture (P. 21) Q View menus (in calendar playback, press this button to exit to single-frame playback)
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40 EN Basic operations 2 Using playback options Press Q during playback to display a menu of simple options that can be used in playback mode. JPEG m R < Rotate JPEG Edit Back Set Still image frame Movie frame JPEG Edit, RAW Data Edit g P. 67, 68  — Image Overlay g P. 69  — Movie Play —  0 (Protect)   R (Audio recording)  — Rotate  — m (Slideshow)   Erase   Performing operations on a movie frame (Movie Play) Q Pause or resume playback. • You can perform the following operations while playback is paused. HIor Control dial Previous/Next Press and hold HI to continue the operation. F Display the first frame. G Display the last frame. H/I Advance or rewind a movie. F/G Adjust volume. # Cautions • We recommend using the supplied PC software to play movies on a computer. Before launching the software for the first time, connect the camera to the computer.
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41 EN Basic operations 2 Protecting images Protect images from accidental deletion. Display an image you wish to protect and press Q to display the playback menu. Select [0] and press Q, and then press F to protect the image. Protected images are shown by a 0 (protect) icon. Press G to remove protection. You can also protect multiple selected images. g “Selecting images” (P. 21) 2013.06.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 4:3 0 (protect) icon # Cautions • Formatting the card erases all images even if they have been protected. Audio recording Add an audio recording (up to 30sec. long) to the current photograph. 1 Display the image to which you want to add an audio recording and press Q. • Audio recording is not available with protected images. • Audio recording is also available in the playback menu. 2 Select [R] and press Q. • To exit without adding a recording, select [No]. JPEG m R < Rotate JPEG Edit Back Set 3 Select [R Start] and press Q to begin recording. • To stop recording part-way through, press Q. 4 Press Q to end recording. • Images with audio recordings are indicated by a H icon. • To delete a recording, select [Erase] in Step 2. R R Start No Erase Back Set Rotate Choose whether to rotate photographs. 1 Play the photograph back and press Q. 2 Select [Rotate] and press Q. 3 Press F to rotate the image counterclockwise, G to rotate it clockwise; the image rotates each time the button is pressed. • Press Q to save settings and exit. • The rotated image is saved in its current orientation. • Movies, 3D photos, and protected images cannot be rotated.
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42 EN Basic operations 2 Slideshow This function displays images stored on the card one after another. 1 Press Q during playback and select [m]. JPEG m R < Rotate JPEG Edit Back Set 2 Adjust settings. Start Start the slideshow. Images are displayed in order, starting with the current picture. BGM Set BGM (4 types) or turn BGM [Off]. Effect* Choose the transition effect between frames. Slide Set type of slideshow to execute. Slide Interval Choose the length of time each slide is displayed from 2 to 10 seconds. Movie Interval Select [Full] to include full-length movie clips in the slideshow, [Short] to include only the opening portion of each clip. * Movies are not displayed when an effect other than [Fade] is selected. 3 Select [Start] and press Q. • The slideshow will start. • Press Q to stop the slideshow. Volume Press FG during the slideshow to adjust the overall volume of the camera speaker. Press HI to adjust the balance between the background music and the sound recorded with photographs or movies. $ Notes • You can change [Beat] to different BGM. Record the data downloaded from the Olympus website onto the card, select [Beat] from [BGM] in step 2, and press I. Visit the following website for the download. http://support.olympus-imaging.com/bgmdownload/
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43 EN Basic operations 2 Using the touch screen You can use the touch screen during playback or when framing pictures in the monitor. You can also use the touch screen to adjust settings in the live guides and LV super control panel. Live guides The touch screen can be used with live guides. g “Using live guides” (P. 31) 1 Touch the tab and swipe your finger to the left to display live guides. • Tap to select items. 2 Use your finger to position the sliders. • Tap a to enter the setting. • To cancel the live guide setting, tap k on the screen. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N HD ISO-A 200 Tab Shooting mode You can focus and shoot by tapping the monitor. Tap to cycle through touch screen settings. This function is not available when [Movie Effect] is [On] in n mode. 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 P 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 L N HD Touch screen operations disabled. Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This function is not available in n mode. Tap to display an AF target and focus on the subject in the selected area. You can use the touch screen to choose the position and size of the focus frame. Photographs can be taken by pressing the shutter button.  Previewing Your Subject ( ) 1 Tap the subject in the display. • An AF target will be displayed. • Use the slider to choose the size of the frame. 14 14 10 10 7 7 5x 5x 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 P
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44 EN Basic operations 2 2 Use the slider to choose the size of the target frame, and then tap E to zoom in on the subject of the target frame. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap [1x] to cancel the zoom display. 1x Playback mode Use the touch screen to page through images or zoom in and out.  Full-frame playback Viewing additional images • Slide your finger to the left to view later frames, right to scroll view earlier frames. Playback zoom • Slide the bar up or down to zoom in or out. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap F to display Index playback. For calendar playback, tap F until the calendar is displayed.  Index/Calendar Playback Page ahead/Page back • Slide your finger up to view the next page, down to view the previous page. • Use t or u to choose the number of images displayed. • For single-frame playback, tap u until the current image is displayed full frame. 2013.06.01 12:30 Viewing images • Tap an image to view it full frame.
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45 EN Basic operations 2 Adjusting Settings Settings can be adjusted in the LV super control panel. You can set what to display on the LV super control panel using [KControl Settings] in the [U Disp/8/PC] in the c Custom Menu. 1 Display the LV super control panel. • Press Q to display the cursor. 250 250 F5.6 Super Fine Off mall NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO +RAW +RAW 4:3 Recommended ISO AEL/AFL S-IS P 36 36 2 Tap the desired item. • The item will be highlighted. 250 250 F5.6 Normal i WB NORM AUTO 4:3 AEL/AFL 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 +2.0 +2.0 S-IS 3 Rotate the dial to choose an option. # Cautions • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Panorama/3D/e-portrait/multiple exposure/during bulb or time photography/one-touch white balance dialog/when buttons or dials are in use • In self-timer mode, the timer can be started by tapping the display. Tap again to stop the timer. • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation. • You can also use the touch screen with the ART and SCN menus. Tap an icon to select it.
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46 EN Frequently-used options and customization (Live control) 3 3 Frequently-used options and customization Using live control The live control can be used to adjust settings in P, A, S, M, and n modes. Using live control allows you to preview the effects of different settings in the monitor. AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD S-IS S-IS WB WB Functions Settings  Available settings Image stabilizer ....................................P. 47 Picture mode ........................................P. 48 Scene mode .........................................P. 29 Art filter mode .......................................P. 28 n mode...............................................P. 49 White balance.......................................P. 50 Sequential shooting/self-timer ..............P. 35 Aspect ratio...........................................P. 51 Record mode........................................P. 52 Flash mode...........................................P. 33 Flash intensity control...........................P. 53 Metering mode......................................P. 54 AF mode...............................................P. 55 ISO sensitivity.......................................P. 56 Face priority..........................................P. 56 Movie sound record..............................P. 57 1 Press Q to display the live control. • To hide the live control, press Q again. 2 Use FG to select the settings, use HI to change the selected setting, and press Q. • The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD S-IS S-IS WB WB Cursor Displays the selected function name Arrow pad Cursor Arrow pad # Cautions • Some items are not available in some shooting modes. % Tips • For more advanced options or to customize your camera, use the menus to make settings. g “Using the menus” (P. 58)
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47 EN Frequently-used options and customization (Live control) 3 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) You can reduce the amount of camera shake that can occur when shooting in low light situations or shooting with high magnification. 1 Display the live control and select the image stabilizer item using FG. L F 4:3 j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO mm mm 50 50 HD S-IS S-IS S-IS S-IS S-IS S-IS S-IS S-IS OFF OFF Focal Length Auto 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. Still picture OFF IS Off Image stabilizer is off. S-IS1 Auto Image stabilizer is on. S-IS2 Vertical IS Image stabilization applies only to vertical (Y) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally. S-IS3 Horizontal IS Image stabilization applies only to horizontal (Z) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally with the camera held in portrait orientation. Movie OFF IS Off Image stabilizer is off. M-IS1 Movie-I.S. In addition to Auto image stabilization, camera shake that occurs when shooting while walking is also reduced. M-IS2 Auto Image stabilization applies to camera shake in all directions. Choosing a focal length (Micro Four Thirds/Four Thirds System lenses excluded) Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses. • Select [Image Stabilizer], press the INFO button, use HI to select a focal length, and press Q. • Choose a focal length between 8mm and 1000mm. • Choose the value that most closely matches to the one that is printed on the lens. # Cautions • The image stabilizer cannot correct excessive camera shake or camera shake that occurs when the shutter speed is set to the slowest speed. In these cases, it is recommended that you use a tripod. • When using a tripod, set [Image Stabilizer] to [OFF]. • When using a lens with an image stabilization function switch, priority is given to the lens side setting. • You may notice an operating sound or vibration when the image stabilizer is activated. • The image stabilizer will not activate at shutter speeds of over 2 seconds.
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48 EN Frequently-used options and customization (Live control) 3 Processing options (picture mode) Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters. Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Display the live control and select [Picture Mode]. AUTO AUTO P Natural WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F 4:3 HD S-IS S-IS M C j j i h j 4 4 j 5 5 j j 2 Select an option with FG and press Q. h i-Enhance Produces more impressive-looking results suited to the scene. i Vivid Produces vivid colors. j Natural Produces natural colors. Z Muted Produces flat tones. a Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. Monotone Produces black and white tone. Custom Select one picture mode, set the parameters, and register the setting. j Pop Art Choose an art filter and select the desired effect. k Soft Focus l Pale&Light Color m Light Tone n Grainy Film o Pin Hole s Diorama t Cross Process u Gentle Sepia v Dramatic Tone Y Key Line Z Watercolor
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49 EN Frequently-used options and customization (Live control) 3 Adding effects to a movie You can create movies that take advantage of the effects available in still photography mode. Set the dial to n to enable the settings. 1 After selecting n mode, display the live control (P. 46) and use FG to highlight the shooting mode. P P n P P A A S S M M WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO M•IS M•IS P P S-AF S-AF Program Auto j 2 FullHD F 2 Use HI to choose a mode and press Q. P Optimal aperture is set automatically according to the brightness of the subject. A Depiction of background is changed by setting the aperture. Use FG to adjust the aperture. S Shutter speed affects how the subject appears. Use FG to adjust the shutter speed. Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/30s and 1/4000s. M You control both aperture and shutter speed. Use HI to choose the aperture, FG to select the shutter speed from values between 1/30 s and 1/4000 s. Sensitivity can be set manually to values between ISO 200 and 3200; auto ISO sensitivity control is not available. # Cautions • When recording a movie, you cannot change the settings for exposure compensation, aperture value, and shutter speed. • If [Image Stabilizer] is activated while recording a movie, the recorded image is enlarged slightly. • Stabilization is not possible when the camera shake is excessive. • When the inside of the camera becomes hot, shooting is automatically stopped to protect the camera. • With some art filters, [C-AF] operation is limited. • Cards with an SD speed class of 6 or above are recommended for movie recording.
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50 EN Frequently-used options and customization (Live control) 3 Adjusting color (white balance) White balance (WB) ensures that white objects in images recorded by the camera appear white. [AUTO] is suitable in most circumstances, but other values can be selected according to the light source when [AUTO] fails to produce the desired results or you wish to introduce a deliberate color cast into your images. 1 Display the live control and select the white balance item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO L F 4:3 j WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD S-IS S-IS WB WB WB mode Color temperature Light conditions Auto white balance AUTO k Used for most light conditions (when there is a white portion framed on the monitor). Use this mode for general use. Preset white balance 5 5300K For shooting outdoors on a clear day, or to capture the reds in a sunset or the colors in a fireworks display N 7500K For shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day O 6000K For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day 1 3000K For shooting under a tungsten light > 4000K For subjects lit by fluorescent lights n 5500K For flash shooting One-touch white balance (P. 51) P/Q Color temperature set by one- touch WB. Choose when a white or gray subject can be used to measure white balance and the subject is under mixed lighting or lit by an unknown type of flash or other light source. Custom white balance CWB 2000K– 14000K After pressing the INFO button, use HI buttons to select a color temperature and then press Q.

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