PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7 manual

PEN E-PL7

User manual for the Olympus PEN E-PL7 in English. This PDF manual has 159 pages.

Page: 1
Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparing the camera and flow of operations 2. Shooting 3. Viewing photographs and movies 4. Basic operations 5. Using shooting options 6. Menu functions 7. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 8. Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 9. Battery, battery charger, and card 10. Interchangeable lenses 11. Using separately sold accessories 12. Information 13. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 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. 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
Page: 2
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.
Page: 3
3 EN Table of Contents Quick task index 7 Unpack the box contents.............9 Preparing the camera and flow of operations 10 Names of parts ...........................10 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................12 Inserting the card .......................13 Removing the card ...................13 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................14 Power on .....................................15 Setting the date/time..................16 Selecting a shooting mode........17 Shooting 18 Shooting still pictures................18 Self-portraits .............................19 Recording movies.....................20 Using the touch screen..............22 Selecting a focusing method ....22 Using the wireless LAN function.....................................23 Setting shooting functions........24 Using live guides ......................24 Viewing photographs and movies 26 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................26 Index display/Calendar display ......................................26 Viewing still images ..................27 Watching movies ......................27 Volume......................................27 Protecting images.....................27 Erasing images.........................28 Setting a transfer order on images ([Share Order]).............28 Selecting images ([Share Order Selected], [0], [Erase Selected]) ...........28 Using the touch screen..............29 Selecting and protecting images......................................29 Basic operations 30 Information displays while shooting ......................................30 Monitor display when shooting....................................30 Switching the information display ......................................31 Using the shooting modes ........32 “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode)....................32 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......33 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........34 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........35 Comparative bright composites (live composite photography) ...36 Using movie mode (n)............37 Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect]............................37 Using PHOTO STORY .............39 Shooting in scene mode...........42 Using art filters..........................44 Commonly used shooting options ........................................46 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........46 Table of Contents
Page: 4
4 EN Table of Contents Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............46 Choosing a focus target (AF Area) ..................................47 Setting the AF target.................47 Face priority AF/ pupil detection AF.....................48 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF..........49 Information display during playback......................................50 Playback image information .....50 Switching the information display ......................................51 Changing the playback information display method.......52 Manipulating playback images......................................53 Using shooting options 56 Adjusting settings while shooting ......................................56 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................57 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................58 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................60 Sequential shooting/ using the self timer ...................61 Setting the image aspect..........62 Adding effects to a movie .........62 Image quality (record mode).....63 Using a flash (flash photography)...................65 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............68 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................68 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................69 ISO sensitivity...........................70 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)..70 Menu functions 71 Basic menu operations..............71 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................72 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................72 Deleting all images (Card Setup).............................72 Returning to default settings (Reset)......................................73 Registering Favorites settings (Myset)......................................73 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................74 Image quality (K)...................75 Setting the self timer (j/Y).....................................75 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........76 Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images .........................78 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)...................79 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (time lapse shooting) ................80 Wireless remote control flash photography..............................81 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............81 Using the playback menu..........81 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................81 Editing still images....................82 Canceling all protections ..........83 Using the setup menu................84 X (Date/time setting) ...............84 W (Changing the display language)..................................84
Page: 5
5 EN Table of Contents i (Monitor brightness adjustment)...............................84 Rec View ..................................84 Wi-Fi Settings ...........................84 c/# Menu Display ..................84 Firmware...................................84 Using the custom menus...........85 R AF/MF ..................................85 S Button/Dial ...........................86 T Release/j .........................86 U Disp/8/PC..........................87 V Exp/p/ISO..........................88 W # Custom............................89 X K/Color/WB.......................90 Y Record/Erase.......................91 Z Movie ...................................92 b K Utility..............................92 AEL/AFL ...................................93 MF Assist..................................93 Button Function ........................94 Viewing camera images on TV.............................................96 Choosing the control panel displays.....................................97 Adding information displays......99 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically...................100 Accessory Port Menu...............101 Using OLYMPUS PENPAL.....101 A OLYMPUS PENPAL Share......................................102 B OLYMPUS PENPAL Album .....................................103 C Electronic Viewfinder .........103 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 104 Connecting to a smartphone...105 Transferring images to a smartphone...............................105 Shooting remotely with a smartphone...............................106 Adding position information to images.......................................106 Setting up your camera for wireless LAN connection (Wi-Fi settings) .........................107 Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 108 Installing OLYMPUS Viewer 3..108 Copying pictures to a computer without OLYMPUS Viewer 3.....110 Direct printing (PictBridge) ..... 111 Easy printing........................... 111 Custom printing ......................112 Print reservation (DPOF) .........113 Creating a print order..............113 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order.................114 Battery, battery charger, and card 115 Battery and charger .................115 Using your charger abroad .....115 Usable cards.............................116 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures...........117 Interchangeable lenses 118 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens specifications..........................118 Using separately sold accessories 122 Electronic Viewfinder (VF-4)....122 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........124 Wireless remote control flash photography............................124
Page: 6
6 EN Table of Contents Other external flash units........126 Principal Accessories..............127 System chart.............................128 Information 130 Shooting tips and information................................130 Error codes ...............................132 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................134 Cleaning the camera ..............134 Storage...................................134 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device...............134 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....135 Menu directory..........................136 Specifications...........................141 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 144 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........144 Index 154
Page: 7
7 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 17 Easy photography with special effects Art filter (ART) 44 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 62 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene mode (SCN) 42 Pro-level photography made simple Live Guide 24 Adjusting the brightness of a photograph Exposure compensation 46 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 24 Aperture priority shooting 33 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 24 Shutter priority shooting 34 Scene mode (SCN) 42 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 58 One-touch white balance 59 Processing pictures to match the subject/ Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 60 Art filter (ART) 44 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Using the touch screen 22 AF Area 47 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 49 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 49 Recomposing photographs after focusing C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 69 Taking photos without the flash DIS Mode/ISO 42/70 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer/Anti-Shock z 57/89 Self-timer 61 Remote cable 127 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 65 Gradation (Picture Mode) 74 Photographing fireworks Bulb/time photography 35 Live composite photography 36 Scene mode (SCN) 42 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 74 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 31/46 Highlight & Shadow Control 46 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 88 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment/Live View Boost 84/87 Quick task index
Page: 8
8 EN Quick task index Checking set effect before taking a picture Preview function 94 Test Picture 94 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 31 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 87 Zooming in on photos to check focus Autoq (Rec View) 84 mode2 (q Close Up Mode) 88 Self-portraits Self-timer 61 Scene mode (SCN) 42 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 61 Extending the useful life of the battery Sleep 88 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Record mode 63 Shooting remotely with a smartphone (wireless LAN function) Shooting remotely with a smartphone 106 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI/Video Out 87 Playback on TV 96 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 55 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 82 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 82 Printing made easy Direct printing 111 Commercial prints Creating a print order 113 Sharing images easily OLYMPUS PENPAL 101 Transferring images to a smartphone (wireless LAN function) Transferring images to a smartphone 105 Adding location data to images (wireless LAN function) Adding location data to images 106 Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 16 Restoring default settings Reset 73 Saving the settings Myset 73 Changing the menu display language W 84 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 88
Page: 9
9 EN Unpack the box contents 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 • Flash case • Computer software CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Flash FL-LM1 Lithium ion battery BLS-50 Lithium ion charger BCS-5 Attaching the strap 1 2 3 • Attach the strap on the other side in the same way. • Lastly, pull the strap firmly, making sure that it is fastened securely.
Page: 10
10 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 1 Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 8 9 0 a b d i c e g f h 1 Mode dial ........................................P. 17 2 Shutter button .................................P. 18 3 ON/OFF button..............................P. 15 4 Control dial* P...............................P. 26 5 Strap eyelet.......................................P. 9 6 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 14 7 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 8 Hot shoe cover 9 Stereo microphone .............P. 54, 70, 83 0 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 61/P. 85 a Lens release button ........................P. 14 b Lens lock pin c Tripod socket d Battery/card compartment lock.......P. 12 e Battery/card compartment cover.....P. 12 f Connector cover g Multi-connector ............... P. 96, 108, 111 h HDMI connector (Type D)...............P. 96 i Card slot .........................................P. 13 * In this manual, the P icon represent operations performed using the control dial. Preparing the camera and flow of operations
Page: 11
11 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 9 8 0 a b c F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 46) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 65) G (Down) /jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 61) H (Left) /P (AF target) button (P. 47) Q button (P. 56, 71) 1 Speaker 2 Monitor....................P. 15, 22, 29, 31, 50 3 Accessory port......................P. 101, 140 4 Hot shoe .......................................P. 124 5 G/Fn button ..................................P. 24 6 U button...................................P. 38, 49 7 R (Movie)/H button...........P. 20, 28, 37 8 MENU button.................................P. 71 9 INFO (Information display) button ........................................................P. 31 0 Q button ..................................P. 56, 71 a Arrow pad*......................................P. 26 b q (Playback) button................P. 26, 52 c D (Erase) button ............................P. 28 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
Page: 12
12 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charging the battery. Charging indicator Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Up to approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) Cautions • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 1 2 3 AC wall outlet Lithium ion battery Charging indicator AC cable Direction indicating mark (S) Lithium ion charger 2 Opening the battery/card compartment cover. 1 2 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 3 Loading the battery. 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, battery charger, and card” (P. 115).
Page: 13
13 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Inserting the card 1 Loading the card. • Open the battery/card compartment cover. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 116) Eye-Fi Cards Read “Usable cards” (P. 116) before use. Cautions • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the battery or 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. 1 2 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. 30) is displayed.
Page: 14
14 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 Rear cap 2 1 3 • Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. • Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body. • Rotate the lens clockwise until you hear it click (direction indicated by arrow 3). Cautions • Make sure the camera is turned off when attaching or removing the lens. • Do not press the lens release button. • Do not touch internal portions of the camera. 2 Remove the lens cap. 1 1 2 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 Make sure the camera is turned off when removing the lens. 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. 118).
Page: 15
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 monitor will turn on. • To turn off the camera, press the ON/OFF button again. ON/OFF button Battery level ; (green): Camera ready to shoot. : (green): Low battery ] (blinks red): Charge the battery. Monitor 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Using the monitor 1 Press the monitor down. 2 Adjust the angle of the monitor according to the hinge axis. 2 1 1 2 1 1 Lower angle Self portrait Upper angle For information on self portraits, read “Self-portraits” (P. 19). 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.
Page: 16
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 and time have not been set. 1 Display the menus. • Press the MENU button to display the menus. MENU button 4:3 h 2 1 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Image Aspect Reset/Myset Picture Mode Off Digital Tele-converter Back Set 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. 2 1 ’--.--.-- --:-- English Setup Menu Rec View Menu Display 0.5sec Firmware Wi-Fi Settings Set Back [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 2014 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D 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. Cautions • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may reset to the factory default setting. $ Notes • You can synchronize the time correctly by pressing Q at a time signal of 0 seconds while setting [min].
Page: 17
17 EN Preparing the camera and fl ow of operations 1 Selecting a 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. n Shoot movies using shutter speed and aperture effects and movie special effects. J You can shoot a PHOTO STORY. Shoot with selected PHOTO STORY type. SCN Select a scene according to the subject. ART Select an art filter. First, try taking photographs in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Monitor Number of storable still pictures Available recording time ISO sensitivity Shutter speed Aperture value Indicator Mode icon
Page: 18
18 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting still pictures 1 Set up the camera and decide on the composition. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position 2 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 (() 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 28mm Wi-Fi Press the shutter button halfway. AF target AF confirmation mark • 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. 130) 3 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. 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 $ Notes • You can also take photographs using the touch screen. g “Using the touch screen” (P. 22) Shooting
Page: 19
19 EN Shooting 2 Self-portraits Inverting the monitor allows you to take pictures of yourself while you preview the frame. 1 Lower the monitor slightly and invert it. 2 1 1 • If a power zoom lens is attached, the camera automatically switches to wide angle. • The self portrait menu is displayed in the monitor. • The monitor displays a mirror image (flipped horizontally). L N 4:3 45:67:89 45:67:89 2341 2341 FullHD F A One Touch e-Portrait Turning this on makes skin look smooth and translucent. Valid only during iAUTO mode (A). C Shutter Touch When the icon is touched, the shutter is released about 1 second later. D One Touch Custom Self Timer Shoot 3 frames using the self timer. You can set the number of times the shutter is released and the interval between each release using Custom Self Timer (P.61). 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens. 3 Touch C and shoot. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. • You can also shoot by touching the subject displayed in the monitor, or by pressing the shutter button. $ Notes You can shoot by operating the camera with a smartphone. g “Shooting remotely with a smartphone” (P. 106)
Page: 20
20 EN Shooting 2 Recording movies You can record movies when the mode dial is on any mode except J (PHOTO STORY). Try recording in full auto mode first. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording (P. 22). R button 3 Press the R button again to end recording. 00:02:18 00:02:18 42mm 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. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the AF will not operate while recording movies. • 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, time or composite photography/sequential shooting/Panorama/SCN mode (e-Portrait, Hand-Held Starlight, 3D)/time lapse shooting
Page: 21
21 EN Shooting 2 Taking photographs during movie recording (Movie+Photo Mode) • Press the shutter button during movie recording to record one of the frames of the movie as a photograph (mode1). To end movie recording, press the R button. The photograph and movie files will be recorded separately to the memory card. The record mode of the photographs will be XN (16:9). • There is also a way of recording a photograph of a higher quality (mode2). In mode2, the movie footage from before and after the photograph is recorded in separate files. g [Movie+Photo Mode] (P. 92) Cautions • In mode2 and certain shooting modes, it is only possible to capture a single-frame as a picture during recording. Other shooting functions may also be limited. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. • If the record mode for the movie is Motion JPEG (H or I), the camera is set to mode2.
Page: 22
22 EN Shooting 2 Using the touch screen You can use the touch screen during playback or when framing pictures in the monitor. Cautions • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Panorama/3D/e-portrait/multiple exposure/during bulb, time or live composite photography/one-touch white balance dialog/when buttons or dials are in use • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation. • Also available in the ART, SCN or J menu screens. Tap an icon to select it. Selecting a focusing method You can focus and shoot by tapping the monitor. Tap T to cycle through touch screen settings. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi T Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This function is not available in n mode. U Touch screen operations disabled. V 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 (V) 1 Tap the subject in the display. • An AF target will be displayed. • Use the slider to choose the size of the frame. • Touch S to turn off the display of the AF target. 14 14 10 10 7 7 5x 5x 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Off 2 Use the slider to adjust the size of the AF target, and then tap Y to zoom in at the frame position. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap Z to cancel the zoom display.
Page: 23
23 EN Shooting 2 Using the wireless LAN function You can connect the camera to a smartphone and control the camera over Wi-Fi. You must have the specified app installed on the smartphone in advance. g “Connecting the camera to a smartphone” (P. 104) 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Page: 24
24 EN Shooting 2 Setting shooting functions 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. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Touch the tab or press the Fn button to display live guides. • Touch a guide item and press Q after selecting to display the slider of the level bar. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Tab Change Color Saturation Guide item 3 Use your finger to position the sliders. • Tap a to enter the setting. • To cancel the live guide setting, tap k on the screen. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, select an item and touch a to display a description. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Level bar/selection 4 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 2 and 3. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. Change Color Saturation 5 Shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button.
Page: 25
25 EN Shooting 2 Cautions • [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. • 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. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over or underexposed.
Page: 26
26 EN Viewing photographs and movies 3 3 Viewing photographs and movies 1 Press the q button. • Your most recent photograph or movie will be displayed. • Select the desired photograph or movie using the control dial (P) or arrow pad. control dial Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame q button 2014.07.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Wi-Fi 2014.07.01 12:30 4 100-0004 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P HD Wi-Fi Still image 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. Q G G U U 2014.07.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Wi-Fi Index display 2014.07.01 12:30 21 Calendar display 2014.7 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Viewing photographs and movies
Page: 27
27 EN Viewing photographs and movies 3 Viewing still images Close-up playback In single-frame playback, press U to zoom in; press G to return to single-frame playback. 2x 2014.07.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Wi-Fi 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. Press it again to pause playback. Press the MENU button to end playback. m Movie Back Movie Play Erase Set Share Order Volume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single- frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 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 or G to protect the image. Protected images are shown by a 0 (protect) icon. Press F or G to remove protection. You can also protect multiple selected images. g “Selecting images ([Share Order Selected], [0], [Erase Selected])” (P. 28) 2014.07.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 4:3 Wi-Fi 0 (protect) icon Cautions • Formatting the card erases all images even if they have been protected.
Page: 28
28 EN Viewing photographs and movies 3 Erasing images Display an image you want to delete and press the D button. Select [Yes] and press the Q button. You can erase images without the confirmation step by changing the button settings. g [Quick Erase] (P. 91) D button Erase Back Yes No Set Setting a transfer order on images ([Share Order]) You can select images you want to transfer to a smartphone in advance. When playing back images you want to transfer, press Q to display the playback menu. After selecting [Share Order] and pressing Q, press F or G to set a share order on an image and display h. To cancel a share order, press F or G. You can select images you want to transfer in advance and set a share order all at once. g Selecting images ([Share Order Selected], [0], [Erase Selected]) Cautions • You can set a share order on 200 frames. • Share orders cannot include RAW images or Motion JPEG (H or I) movies. Selecting images ([Share Order Selected], [0], [Erase Selected]) You can select multiple images for [Share Order Selected], [0], or [Erase Selected]. Press the H button in the index display screen (P. 29) 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 menu, and then select from [Share Order Selected], [0], or [Erase Selected]. 2014.07.01 12:30 21
Page: 29
29 EN Viewing photographs and movies 3 Using the touch screen You can use the touch panel to manipulate images. Full-frame playback Viewing additional images • Slide your finger to the left to view later frames, right to scroll view earlier frames. Playback zoom • Lightly touch the screen to display the slider and P. • 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 P to display index playback. Tap Q again for calendar playback. Index/Calendar Playback Page ahead/Page back • Slide your finger up to view the next page, down to view the previous page. • Use Q or R to choose the number of images displayed. • Tap R several times to return to single-frame playback. S Viewing images • Tap an image to view it full frame. Selecting and protecting images In single-frame playback, lightly touch the screen to display the touch menu. You can then perform the desired operation by touching the icons in the touch menu. H Select an image. You can select multiple images and delete them collectively. h Images you want to share with a smartphone can be set. g “Setting a transfer order on images ([Share Order])” (P. 28) 0 Protects an image. Cautions • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves and monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation.
Page: 30
30 EN Basic operations 4 4 Basic operations Information displays while shooting Monitor display when shooting 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 400 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO FullHD F L N 4:3 S-AF S-AF AEL RC BKT +2.0 +2.0 P +7 +7 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 -3 -3 off -2.0 -2.0 N 1 3 B TO B B B TO TO TO UTO UTO FPS Wi-Fi FP 28mm S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO y z A B C D x w v 1 g h i j k l m f e 3 2 6 5 4 9 7 0a b r u q p o s n d c E 8 t 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 13 2 Wireless LAN connection........P. 23, 107 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 124 4 RC mode.......................................P. 124 5 Auto bracket/HDR..................P. 76/P. 78 6 Multiple exposure............................P. 79 7 High frame rate...............................P. 87 8 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 81 9 Time lapse shooting........................P. 80 0 Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 48 a Movie sound ...................................P. 70 b Zoom operation direction/ Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ................P. 121/P. 133 c Flash...............................................P. 65 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 18 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 57 f Art filter ...........................................P. 44 Scene mode....................................P. 42 Picture mode...................................P. 60 g White balance.................................P. 58 h Sequential shooting/self-timer/Anti- Shock........................................P. 61, 89 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 62 j Record mode (still images).............P. 63 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 64 l Available recording time m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 117 n Highlight and shadow control..........P. 46 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 68 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 46 p Exposure compensation value........P. 46 q Aperture value .........................P. 32–35 r Shutter speed ..........................P. 32–35 s Histogram .......................................P. 31 t Preview...........................................P. 94 u AE Lock ..........................................P. 93 v Shooting mode...................P. 17, 32–44 w Myset ..............................................P. 73 x Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 22
Page: 31
31 EN Basic operations 4 y Flash intensity control.....................P. 68 z ISO sensitivity.................................P. 70 A AF mode .........................................P. 69 B Metering mode................................P. 68 C Flash mode.....................................P. 65 D Battery check ; Lit up (green): Ready for use. (Displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on.) : Lit up (green): Battery is running low. ] Blinks (red): Charging required. E Live guide recall..............................P. 24 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 P 0.0 0.0 INFO Image only Histogram display Information display on 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FullHD FullHD ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi 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. More Less Dark Bright
Page: 32
32 EN Basic operations 4 Using the shooting modes “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) P mode is a shooting mode where the camera automatically sets the optimal aperture and shutter speed according to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • The shutter speed and aperture displays will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct 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. 70) Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can choose different combinations of aperture and shutter speed without altering exposure. Change the combination by pressing the F button (F), and then using the control dial (P) or FG. An “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, press FG until “s” is no longer displayed. Cautions • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Ps Wi-Fi Program shift
Page: 33
33 EN Basic operations 4 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) Mode A is a shooting mode where you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate shutter speed. Rotale the mode dial to A. • You can adjust the aperture by rotating the control dial (P). • After pressing the F button (F), you can also 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. Aperture value 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N A 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Setting the aperture value Decreasing aperture value I J Increasing aperture value F2.8I F4.0I F5.6 JF8.0 JF11 • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" 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. 70)
Page: 34
34 EN Basic operations 4 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) Mode S is a shooting mode where you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate aperture. Rotate the mode dial to S. • Rotate the control dial (P) to set the shutter speed. • After pressing the F button (F), you can also 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. Shutter speed 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N S 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed I J Faster shutter speed 60" I 15 I 30I 60 J125 J250 J4000 • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct 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. 70)
Page: 35
35 EN Basic operations 4 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) Mode M is a shooting mode where you choose both the aperture and shutter speed. They can be set even in bulb, time, and live composite photography, where the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Set the mode dial to M, rotate the control dial (P) to adjust the shutter speed, and after presssing the F button (F), rotate the control dial (P) to adjust the aperture. • You can adjust the aperture value and shutter speed using the difference from a correct exposure (measured by the camera) as guidance. • When the difference from the correct exposure is negative (underexposure) reduce the aperture value or slow the shutter speed. • When the difference from the correct exposure is positive (overexposure), increase the aperture value or increase the shutter speed. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/4000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME], or [LIVECOMP]. Difference from correct exposure 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N M 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 FullHD F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi Cautions • Even when you have set [Noise Reduct.], noise and/or light spots may still be noticeable in the image displayed on the monitor and shot images under certain environmental conditions (temperature etc.) and camera settings. 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. 88) Choosing long exposures (bulb/time photography) Use for night landscapes and fireworks. In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME]. 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. • During bulb, time, or live composite photography, the screen brightness changes automatically. g “BULB/TIME Monitor” (P. 89) • 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. • [Live BULB] (P. 89) can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography.
Page: 36
36 EN Basic operations 4 Cautions • There are limits on the available ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce camera blur, mount the camera on a sturdy tripod and use a remote cable (P. 127). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/interval shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing/multiple exposure* etc. *When an option other than [Off] is selected for [Live BULB] or [Live TIME] (P. 89) Comparative bright composites (live composite photography) You can record a composite image from multiple shots while observing changes in bright flashes of light, such as fireworks and stars, without changing the brightness of the background. 1 Set an exposure time to be the reference in [Composite Settings] (P. 89). 2 In M mode, set the shutter speed to [LIVECOMP]. • When the shutter speed is set to [LIVECOMP], you can display the [Composite Settings] by pressing the MENU button. 3 Press the shutter button once to prepare for shooting. • You can shoot when a message that indicates preparations are complete is displayed in the monitor. 4 Press the shutter button. • Live composite shooting begins. A composite image is displayed after each reference exposure time, allowing you to observe changes in light. • During composite shooting, the screen brightness changes automatically. 5 Press the shutter button to end shooting. • The maximum length of composite shooting is 3 hours. However, the available shooting time will vary depending on shooting conditions, and charging state of the camera. Cautions • There are limits on the available ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce camera blur, mount the camera on a sturdy tripod and use a remote cable (P. 127). • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting/self-timer shooting/interval shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/flash bracketing etc.
Page: 37
37 EN Basic operations 4 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” (P. 62) You can also apply an after-image effect or zoom in on an area of the image during movie recording. Adding effects to a movie [Movie Effect] 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. • Press the R button again to end recording. 3 Touch the on-screen icon of the effect you wish to use. W Art Fade Film with the selected picture mode effect. The fade effect is applied to the transition between scenes. M Old Film Randomly apply damage and dust-like noise similar to old movies. U Multi Echo Apply an after-image effect. After-images will appear behind moving objects. T One Shot Echo An after-image will appear for a short time after you press the button. The after-image will disappear automatically after a while. X Movie Tele- converter Zoom in on an area of the image without using the lens zoom. Zoom in on the selected position of the image even while the camera is kept fixed. Art Fade Touch the icon. The effect will be applied gradually when you release your finger. Old Film Touch the icon for the effect to be applied. Touch again to cancel the effect. Multi Echo Touch the icon to apply the effect. Touch again to cancel the effect. One Shot Echo Each touch of the icon adds to the effect.
Page: 38
38 EN Basic operations 4 Movie Tele-converter 1 Touch the icon to display the zoom frame. • You can change the position of the zoom frame by touching the screen or using FGHI. • Press and hold Q to return the zoom frame to a central position. 2 Touch M or press the U button to zoom in on the area in the zoom frame. • Touch N or press the U button to return to the zoom frame display. 3 Touch O or press Q to cancel the zoom frame and exit Movie tele- converter mode. Cautions • The frame rate will drop slightly during recording. • The 2 effects cannot be applied simultaneously. • Use a memory card with an SD speed class of 6 or better. Movie recording may end unexpectedly if a slower card is used. • When mode1 has been set for taking photographs during movie recording (P. 21, 92), you cannot take photographs while using movie effects. • [e-Portrait] and [Diorama] cannot be used at the same time as Art Fade. • The sound of touch operations and button operations may be recorded.
Page: 39
39 EN Basic operations 4 Using PHOTO STORY 1 Rotate the mode dial to J. • A PHOTO STORY menu will be displayed. A Standard B Speed C Zoom In/Out D Layout F Fun Frames Q Works in progress Standard 1 1 2 3 4 2 Use FG to choose the theme of the PHOTO STORY. • You can display a detailed screen where you choose the variation or number of frames by using I. • You can choose different effects, number of frames and aspect ratios for each theme. You can also change the aspect ratio, the division pattern and the frame effect of individual images. Changing between variations After pressing I, use FG to change the variation. E Original PHOTO STORY F G H PHOTO STORY with effects and aspect ratios changed from the original PHOTO STORY. The number of images and arrangement of image regions can be altered for each theme of the PHOTO STORY. • You can change the frame color and frame surrounding effect in each variation. • Every theme and variation provides a different PHOTO STORY. 3 After finishing the settings, press Q. • The monitor switches to PHOTO STORY display. • The subject of current frame is displayed. • Touch any of the frames not containing an image to set that frame as the current frame. • Press the MENU button to change the theme. 4 Shoot an image for the first frame. • The image you have shot is displayed in the first frame. F5.0 0.0 0.0 1 ISO-A 200 1023 1023 250 250 • To end shooting before taking all the frames, press the MENU button, and select an image saving method. [Save]: Save images to an SD card and end shooting. [Finish later]: Save images to an SD card and temporarily end shooting. Saved data can be called and shooting can be resumed later. (P. 41) [Discard]: End shooting without saving images.
Page: 40
40 EN Basic operations 4 5 Shoot an image for the next frame. • View and shoot the subject for the next frame. • Press D to cancel the image in the directly preceding frame and retake the shot. • Touch any frame to cancel the image in it and retake the shot. Touch the frame, and then touch O. F5.0 0.0 0.0 1 ISO-A 200 1023 1023 250 250 Shot image Next frame 6 Once you have shot all the frames, press Q to save the image. $ Notes • During the shooting of a PHOTO STORY, the following operations are available. Exposure compensation/Program shift/Flash shooting (except when the theme is [Speed])/Live control settings Cautions • If the camera is turned off during shooting, all the data for images up to that point is cancelled and nothing is recorded on the memory card. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The PHOTO STORY image is saved as JPEG and the images in the frames as RAW. RAW images are saved in [4:3]. • From among the [AF Mode], [S-AF], [MF] and [S-AF+MF] can be set. Also, the AF target is fixed to a single central point. • The metering mode is fixed to digital ESP metering. • The following operations are not available in PHOTO STORY mode. Movie/Sequential shooting (except when the theme is [Speed])/Self timer/INFO display/ Face priority AF/Digital Tele-converter/Picture mode • The following button operations are disabled. Fn/INFO etc. • During the shooting of a PHOTO STORY, the camera will not go into sleep mode. If you temporarily saved partway through shooting, recording space for frames not yet taken is reserved on the SD card.
Page: 41
41 EN Basic operations 4 Resuming shooting of works in progress 1 Set the mode dial to J. 2 Use FG to select Works in progress Q. • Partially saved data is displayed in the index. • Q appears on partially saved data. 3 Select the data with which you want to resume shooting using the arrow pad, and press the Q button. • Shooting resumes from the previous session. 2014.07.01 12:30
Page: 42
42 EN Basic operations 4 Shooting in scene mode 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using FG. • On the scene menu screen, press I to display details of the scene mode on the camera monitor. • 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 H High Key ( Fireworks P e-Portrait I Low Key g Beach & Snow L Landscape q DIS Mode f n Fisheye Effect K Landscape+Portrait J Macro w n Wide-Angle J Sport r Nature Macro m n Macro i Hand-Held Starlight Q Candle T 3D Photo G Night Scene R Sunset J Panning U Night+Portrait T Documents G Children s Panorama (P. 43) 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. Cautions • To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • 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. In addition, when the image quality mode is [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • [n Fisheye Effect], [n Wide-Angle], and [n Macro] are for use with optional converter lenses. • Movies cannot be recorded in [e-Portrait], [Hand-Held Starlight], [Panorama], or [3D Photo] mode. • In [Hand-Held Starlight], 8 frames are shot at one time and then combined. When the image quality mode is [RAW], a JPEG image is combined with the first RAW image and recorded in RAW+JPEG. • [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 1824 × 1024. RAW photography is not available. Frame coverage is not 100%.
Page: 43
43 EN Basic operations 4 • In [Panning], camera movement is detected and the optimal shutter speed is controlled when moving the camera to track a moving subject. It is convenient for shooting moving subjects as if the background is flowing. In [Panning], J is displayed during panning detection, and I is displayed when nothing is detected. When using a lens with an image stabilizer switch in [Panning], turn the image stabilizer switch off. Sufficient panning effects may not be obtained in bright conditions. Use a commercially available ND filter to obtain effects more easily. 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 and a printer” (P. 108) 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 5 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. [ 2 ] 250 250 F5.6 38 M [ 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.
Page: 44
44 EN Basic operations 4 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 Types of art filters j Pop Art Creates an image that emphasizes the beauty of color. k Soft Focus Creates an image that expresses a soft tone atmosphere. l Pale&Light Color Creates an image that expresses warm light by scattering overall light and slightly overexposing the image. m Light Tone Creates a high-quality image by softening both shadows and highlights. n Grainy Film Creates an image that expresses the roughness of black and white images. o Pin Hole Creates an image that looks as if it was taken using an old or toy camera by dimming the image perimeter. s Diorama Creates a miniature-like image by emphasizing saturation and contrast, and blurring unfocused areas. t Cross Process Creates an image that expresses a surreal atmosphere. Cross Process II creates an image that emphasizes magenta. u Gentle Sepia Creates a high-quality image by drawing out shadows and softening the overall image. v Dramatic Tone Creates an image that emphasizes the difference between brightness and darkness by partially increasing contrast. Y Key Line Creates an image that emphasizes edges and adds an illustrative style. Z Watercolor Creates a soft, bright image by removing dark areas, blending pale colors on a white canvas, and further softening contours. G Vintage Expresses an everyday shot in a nostalgic, vintage tone using printed film discoloration and fading. H Partial Color Impressively expresses a subject by extracting colors you want to emphasize and keeping everything else monotone. u ART BKT (Art Filter Bracket) Each time the shutter is released, the camera creates copies for all selected art filters.
Page: 45
45 EN Basic operations 4 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art filter menu. ART bracketing When one shot is taken, images are recorded for each selected art filter. Press I 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, blur, shade effect * The effects available vary with the selected filter. Cautions • To maximize the benefits of the art filters, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • 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. Setting and taking partial color images You can create images that extract only the colors that you selected using the color ring. Rotate the control dial (P) to select a color to extract. The effects will be displayed in live view. COLOR
Page: 46
46 EN Basic operations 4 Commonly used shooting options Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) After pressing the F button (F), use the control dial (P) or HI to adjust the exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±5.0EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN mode. • The monitor display changes only up to ±3.0 EV. If the exposure exceeds ±3.0 EV, the exposure bar will begin flashing. • Movies can be corrected in a range up to ±3.0 EV. Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows Press the F button (F) and press the INFO button to display the Highlight & Shadow Control menu. Use HI to choose a tone level. Choose “low” to darken shadows or “high” to brighten highlights. ISO 200 L N P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1234 1234 HD 250 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 0 0 S-IS S-IS Exposure compensation Low tone High tone INFO INFO INFO 0 0 0 0
Page: 47
47 EN Basic operations 4 Choosing a focus target (AF Area) Choose which of the 81 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press the P button (H) to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to change to single target display and select the AF position. • “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. All Targets Single Target All Targets The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. Cautions • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the camera automatically switches to single target mode. • The size and number of the AF target changes depending on the [Digital Tele-converter], [Image Aspect], and group target settings. Setting the AF target You can change the target selection method and target size. You can also select Face priority AF (P. 48). 1 Press the P button (H) to display the AF target. 2 Press the INFO button during AF target selection and choose a selection method using FG. INFO i i o FG i i o (All Targets) The camera selects automatically from among all the AF targets. I (Single Target) You select a single AF target. K (Small Target) The AF target can be reduced in size. J (Group Target) The camera automatically chooses from the targets in the selected group. Cautions • When shooting movies, the camera automatically switches to single target mode. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, the camera automatically switches to single target mode.
Page: 48
48 EN Basic operations 4 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. 1 Press H to display the AF target. 2 Press the INFO button. • You can change the AF target selection method. 3 Use HI to select an option and press Q. i i o Selection method J Face Priority Off Face priority off. I Face Priority On Face priority on. K Face & Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF. L Face & R. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the right for face-priority AF. M Face & L. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the left for face-priority AF. 4 Point the camera at your subject. • If a face is detected, it will be indicated by a white border. 5 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. • When the camera focuses on the face in the white border, the border will turn green. • If the camera is able to detect the subject’s eyes, it will display a green frame over the selected eye. (pupil detection AF) 6 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi Cautions • Face priority applies only to the first shot in each sequence taken during sequential shooting. • Pupil detection is not available in [C-AF]. • Depending on the subject and the art filter setting, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. • When set to [p (Digital ESP metering)], metering is performed with priority given to faces. $ Notes • Face priority is also available in [MF]. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white frames.
Page: 49
49 EN Basic operations 4 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. 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Wi-Fi Shooting display 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 250 250 F5.6 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 FullHD F Off Wi-Fi Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U U U U Q / U (Press and hold) 1 Press the U button to display the zoom frame. • If the camera was focused using autofocus just before the button was pressed, the zoom frame will be displayed at the current focus position. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • Press the INFO button and use FG to choose the zoom ratio. Comparison of AF and zoom frames 14× 10× 7× 5× 2 Press the U button again to zoom in on the zoom frame. • Use FGHI to position the zoom frame. • You can change the zoom ratio by rotating the control dial (P). 3 Press the shutter button halfway to initiate autofocus. • The camera will focus using the subject in the frame at the center of the screen. To change the focus position, move it by touching the screen. $ Notes • 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. • When you are using a Four Thirds system lens, the AF will not operate with during zoom display. • While zoomed in, a sound is made by the IS (Image Stabilizer).
Page: 50
50 EN Basic operations 4 Information display during playback Playback image information Simplified display 2014.07.01 12:30 15 100-0015 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 3D 3D Wi-Fi f 0 a 4 1 5 7 89 c d e 2 3 6 b 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 2014.07.01 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P Wi-Fi SD o l m n p r q k j s t u w h g i v

Question & answers

Have a question about the Olympus PEN E-PL7 but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Olympus PEN E-PL7. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Olympus PEN E-PL7 as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.

Ask a question about the Olympus PEN E-PL7

Name
Email
Reaction

View a manual of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Olympus
  • Product: Digital cameras
  • Model/name: PEN E-PL7
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, Polish, English, French