PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8 manual

PEN E-PL8

User manual for the Olympus PEN E-PL8 in English. This PDF manual has 162 pages.

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Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparation 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu functions 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 6. Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 7. Cautions 8. Information 9. 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 Model No.: IM001
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2 EN Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.  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
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3 EN Table of Contents Quick task index 7 Names of parts 10 Preparation 12 Unpack the box contents...........12 Charging and inserting the battery .........................................13 Inserting the card .......................14 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................15 Power on .....................................16 Setting the date/time..................17 Shooting 18 Information displays while shooting ......................................18 Monitor display when shooting....................................18 Switching the information display ......................................19 Shooting still pictures................20 Taking high angle and low angle shots ...............................22 Letting the camera choose the settings (A).........................22 Shooting in scene mode (SCN) ......................................24 Using art filters (ART)..............26 Using PHOTO STORY (J) ......28 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P program mode)....................30 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......31 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........32 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........33 Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/TIME) ....................33 Live composite photography (dark and light field composite)................................34 Shooting with touch screen operations.................................35 Recording movies ......................36 Using movie mode (n)............37 Taking photographs during movie recording (Movie+Photo Mode)................38 Shooting “My Clips” ..................39 Editing “My Clips” .....................40 Self-portraits...............................42 Using shooting options .............44 Calling shooting options ...........44 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........45 Setting the AF target (AF Area) ..................................46 Using small target and group target (Setting AF target) ..........46 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF.............................................47 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot AF)........................48 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................49 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............50 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................50 ISO sensitivity...........................51 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................52 Table of Contents
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4 EN Table of Contents Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................53 Sequential shooting/using the self timer...................................54 Setting the image aspect..........56 Selecting image quality (still image quality mode)..........56 Selecting image quality (movie image quality mode) .....57 Using a flash (flash photography)...................58 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............60 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................61 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies).....................................62 Adding effects to a movie .........62 Playback 64 Information display during playback......................................64 Playback image information .....64 Switching the information display ......................................65 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................66 Index display/ Calendar display.......................67 Viewing still images ..................67 Volume......................................68 Watching movies ......................69 Protecting images.....................69 Erasing images.........................69 Setting a transfer order on images (Share Order)...............70 Selecting images ([0], [Erase Selected], [Share Order Selected])............70 Audio recording ........................70 Adding still pictures to My Clips (Add to My Clips).....................70 Using the touch screen..............71 Selecting and protecting images......................................71 Menu functions 72 Basic menu operations..............72 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................73 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................73 Deleting all images (Card Setup).............................73 Returning to default settings (Reset)......................................74 Registering Favorites settings (Myset)......................................74 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................75 Image quality (K)...................76 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............76 Setting the self timer (j/Y)...77 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........78 Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images .........................80 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)...................81 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Time lapse shooting)...............82 Wireless remote control flash photography..............................83 Using the playback menu..........84 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................84 Editing still images....................84 Canceling all protections ..........86 Using the setup menu................87 X(Date/time setting) ................87 W (Changing the display language)..................................87
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5 EN Table of Contents i (Monitor brightness adjustment)...............................87 Rec View ..................................87 Wi-Fi Settings ...........................87 c/# Menu Display..................87 Firmware...................................87 Using the custom menus...........88 R AF/MF ..................................88 S Button/Dial ...........................89 T Release/j/Image Stabilizer...................................89 U Disp/8/PC..........................90 V Exp/p/ISO..........................91 W # Custom............................92 X K/Color/WB.......................93 Y Record/Erase.......................94 Z Movie ...................................95 b K Utility..............................96 AEL/AFL ...................................97 MF Assist..................................97 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)......................98 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................100 Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) ..............102 Adding information displays....105 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically...................106 Combinations of movie image sizes and compression rates........................................106 Accessory Port Menu...............107 Using OLYMPUS PENPAL.....107 A OLYMPUS PENPAL Share......................................108 B OLYMPUS PENPAL Album .....................................109 C Electronic Viewfinder .........109 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 110 Connecting to a smartphone... 111 Transferring images to a smartphone...............................112 Shooting remotely with a smartphone...............................112 Adding position information to images.......................................113 Changing the connection method ......................................114 Changing the password...........114 Cancelling a share order .........115 Initializing wireless LAN settings......................................115 Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 116 Connecting the camera to a computer...................................116 Copying pictures to a computer...................................116 Installing the PC software .......117 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....119 Easy printing...........................119 Custom printing ......................120 Print reservation (DPOF) .........121 Creating a print order..............121 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order ...122
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6 EN Table of Contents Cautions 123 Battery and charger .................123 Using your charger abroad .....123 Usable cards.............................124 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................125 Interchangeable lenses............126 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........127 Wireless remote control flash photography............................127 Other external flash units........128 Electronic Viewfinder (VF-4)....129 Principal Accessories..............129 System chart.............................130 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................132 Cleaning the camera ..............132 Storage...................................132 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device...............132 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....133 Information 134 Shooting tips and information................................134 Error codes ...............................136 Menu directory..........................138 Specifications...........................144 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 147 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........147 Index 157
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7 EN Quick task index Shooting g Just shoot without making any difficult settings A 22 Shooting in the way you want without needing to know technical terms Live Guide 22 Taking self-portraits Self-portraits 42 Taking arty pictures Art filter 26 Quickly matching settings to the scene SCN 24 Blurring the background Live Guide 22 A Aperture priority shooting 31 Shooting night views SCN (Hand-Held Starlight) 24 Taking pictures of fireworks SCN (Fireworks) 24 Taking pictures of stars and trajectories of light Live composite photography 34 Adjusting the brightness of highlights and shadows Exposure compensation 45 Taking photos without the flash ISO sensitivity 51 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer 53 Anti-shock 92 Self-timer 54 Remote cable 127 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 58 Spot metering 50 Using the self-timer Self-timer 54 Shooting sequentially Sequential shooting 54 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 22 S Shutter priority shooting 32 Changing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 56 Quick task index
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8 EN Quick task index Adjusting color White balance 52 Shooting in monochrome or sepia Picture Mode 61 Changing the picture contrast Picture Mode 61 Focusing on a subject Tap AF 35 Focusing by indicating a small area on the screen Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 48 Keeping a moving subject in focus C-AF+TR 49 Focusing on and shooting a moving subject C-AF 49 Creating a short movie by combining movie scenes Clips 39 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 91 Optimizing the monitor/Adjusting the monitor contrast Monitor brightness adjustment 87 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 19 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 90 Conserving battery power Sleep 91 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Still image quality mode 56 Shooting remotely with a smartphone Shooting remotely with a smartphone 112
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9 EN Quick task index Playback g Viewing images on a TV HDMI 90 Video Out 90 Playback on TV 100 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 85 Printing Creating a print order 121 Direct printing 119 Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone 112 Adding location data to images Adding location data to images 113 Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 17 Restoring default settings Reset 74 Saving the settings Myset 74 Changing the menu display language W(Changing the display language) 87 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 91
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10 EN Names of parts Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 8 9 0 a b d c e g f h i 1 Mode dial ........................................P. 20 2 Shutter button .................................P. 21 3 ON/OFF button..............................P. 16 4 Control dial* (P) ......... P. 31-33, 45, 66 5 Strap eyelet.....................................P. 12 6 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 15 7 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 8 Hot shoe cover 9 Stereo microphone .............P. 62, 70, 86 0 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 54/P. 88 a Lens release button ........................P. 15 b Lens lock pin c Tripod socket d Battery/card compartment lock.......P. 13 e Battery/card compartment cover.....P. 13 f Connector cover g Multi-connector ............. P. 100, 116, 119 h HDMI connector (Type D).............P. 100 i Card slot .........................................P. 14 * In this manual, the P icon represent operations performed using the control dial.
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11 EN Names of parts 4 5 6 7 9 8 0 a b c 2 1 3 F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 45) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 58) G (Down) /jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 54) H (Left) /P (AF target) button (P. 46) z button (P. 44, 72) 1 Speaker 2 Monitor....................P. 18, 42, 44, 64, 71 3 Accessory port......................P. 107, 143 4 Hot shoe .......................................P. 127 5 Fn/G button ...................P. 98/P. 40, 67 6 U button...................................P. 38, 48 7 R (Movie)/H button........P. 36, 98/P. 70 8 MENU button.................................P. 72 9 INFO (Information display) button ..................................................P. 19, 65 0 z button.................................P. 44, 72 a Arrow pad*................................P. 17, 66 b q (Playback) button......................P. 66 c  (Erase) button ............................P. 69 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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12 EN Preparation 1 1 Preparation 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 CD-ROM (Instruction manual/ Computer software) Flash FL-LM1 Lithium ion battery BLS-50 Lithium ion charger BCS-5 • Flash case • Instruction manual (this manual) • Warranty card 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.
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13 EN Preparation 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) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet Lithium ion battery Charging indicator AC cable Direction indicating mark (C) Lithium ion charger • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. 2 Opening the battery/card compartment cover. Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 1 2 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. • Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. • 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. 123).
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14 EN Preparation 1 Inserting the card The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and Eye-Fi. Eye-Fi Cards Read “Usable cards” (P. 124) before use. 1 Open the battery/card compartment cover. 2 Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 124) Terminal area 1 2 • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the battery or card. • Do not forcibly insert a damaged or deformed card. Doing so may damage the card slot. 3 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. • Be sure the battery/card compartment cover is closed before using the camera. 1 2  Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. • Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 18) is displayed.
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15 EN Preparation 1 Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. 1 2 Rear cap 2 1 2 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. Lens attachment mark 3 Rotate the lens clockwise until you hear it click (direction indicated by arrow 3). 3 • 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.  Removing the lens cap 1 2 1   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. 126).
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16 EN Preparation 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 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi    Monitor Battery level ; (green): Camera ready to shoot. (Displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on.) : (green): Low battery ] (blinks red): Charge the battery. 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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17 EN Preparation 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 j 4:3 D 1 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Myset Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set 2 Digital Tele-converter Off 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 W j±0 k±0 2 1 Setup Menu English 0.5sec Wi-Fi Settings 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 2016 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. • Press z to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. • Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • 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. • You can synchronize the time correctly by pressing z at a time signal of 0 seconds while setting [min]. z button
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18 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display when shooting Monitor display when shooting still pictures 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 400 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO 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 F FHD 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. 14 2 Wireless LAN connection...... P. 110–115 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 127 4 RC mode.......................................P. 127 5 Auto bracket/HDR..................P. 78/P. 80 6 Multiple exposure............................P. 81 7 High frame rate...............................P. 90 8 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 76 9 Time lapse shooting........................P. 82 0 Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 47 a Movie sound ...................................P. 62 b Zoom operation direction/ Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ...........................P. 137 c Flash...............................................P. 58 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 21 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 53 f Art filter ...........................................P. 26 Scene mode....................................P. 24 Picture mode...................................P. 61 g White balance.................................P. 52 h Sequential shooting/Self-timer/ Anti-Shock .............................P. 54/P. 92 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 56 j Record mode (still images).............P. 56 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 57 l Available recording time m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 125 n Highlight & Shadow Control............P. 50 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 60 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 45 p Exposure compensation value........P. 45 q Aperture value .........................P. 30–33 r Shutter speed ..........................P. 30–33 s Histogram .......................................P. 19 t Preview............................................P.98 u AE Lock ..........................................P. 97 v Shooting mode.........................P. 20–37 w Myset ..............................................P. 74 x Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 35 y Flash compensation value..............P. 60 z ISO sensitivity.................................P. 51 A AF mode .........................................P. 49 B Metering mode................................P. 50 C Flash mode.....................................P. 58 D Battery check E Live guide recall...............................P.22
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19 EN Shooting 2 Monitor display during movie mode Wi-Fi 28mm G F n P P FHD F M-ISON M-ISON 01:02:03 01:02:03 ISO ISO AUTO AUTO C-AF C-AF H F Shooting mode................................P. 62 G Movie effect ....................................P. 37 H Clips icon ..................................P. 39, 42 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO button INFO INFO Level gauge display INFO INFO INFO INFO 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 INFO INFO Information display on Histogram display 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi F FHD Image only 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 Wi-Fi F FHD 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. More Less Dark Bright 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.
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20 EN Shooting 2 Shooting still pictures Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode, and then shoot the image. Indicator Mode icon   Types of shooting modes For how to use the various shooting modes, see the following. A ....................P. 22 SCN .....................P. 24 ART .....................P. 26 J..........................P. 28 P...........................P. 30 A..........................P. 31 S...........................P. 32 M..........................P. 33 n.........................P. 36 1 Rotate the mode dial to choose a mode. 2 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
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21 EN Shooting 2 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 (() 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 confirmation mark AF target • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 134) 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. • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g“Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 35) 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
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22 EN Shooting 2 Taking high angle and low angle shots You can change the orientation and angle of the monitor. 1 Press the monitor down. 2 Adjust the angle of the monitor. 2 1 1 Lower angle Upper angle • Rotate the monitor gently within the limits shown. Do not use force; failure to observe this precaution could damage the connectors. Letting the camera choose the settings (A) The camera adjusts settings to suit the scene; all you have to do is press the shutter button. Use live guides to adjust such parameters as color, brightness, and background blurring. 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Shoot. 3 To change the shooting settings, touch the tab to display the live guides. • Touch a guide item 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 4 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
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23 EN Shooting 2 5 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 3 and 4. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. Change Color Saturation 6 Shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. • [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. • Pressing the Fn button displays the live guides in the default settings. To display live guides in the P/A/S/M modes (P. 30-33), also press the Fn button. Once the settings adjusted using live guides have been entered, the Fn button cannot be used to redisplay the live guides. Touch the tab to display the live guides.
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24 EN Shooting 2 Shooting in scene mode (SCN) Select a scene according to the subject. 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using the arrow pad (FG). You can also select scenes using touch screen operations. • On the scene menu screen, press I to display details of the scene mode on the camera monitor. • Press z 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. 25) 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press z to display the scene menu. • 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.
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25 EN Shooting 2 • [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%. • 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. 116) 1 Select [Panorama] in SCN and press z. 2 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 3 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 4 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. 5 After taking the last shot, press z to end the series. • 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. • Pressing z before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. Pressing z in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one.
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26 EN Shooting 2 Using art filters (ART) Using art filters, you can easily have fun with artistic effects.   Types of art filters Pop Art I/II * Creates an image that emphasizes the beauty of color. Soft Focus Creates an image that expresses a soft tone atmosphere. Pale&Light Color I/II * Creates an image that expresses warm light by scattering overall light and slightly overexposing the image. Light Tone Creates a high-quality image by softening both shadows and highlights. Grainy Film I/II * Creates an image that expresses the roughness of black and white images. Pin Hole I/II/III * Creates an image that looks as if it was taken using an old or toy camera by dimming the image perimeter. Diorama I/II * Creates a miniature-like image by emphasizing saturation and contrast, and blurring unfocused areas. Cross Process I/II * Creates an image that expresses a surreal atmosphere. Cross Process II creates an image that emphasizes magenta. Gentle Sepia Creates a high-quality image by drawing out shadows and softening the overall image. Dramatic Tone I/II * Creates an image that emphasizes the difference between brightness and darkness by partially increasing contrast. Key Line I/II * Creates an image that emphasizes edges and adds an illustrative style. Watercolor I/II * Creates a soft, bright image by removing dark areas, blending pale colors on a white canvas, and further softening contours. Vintage I/II/III * Expresses an everyday shot in a nostalgic, vintage tone using printed film discoloration and fading. Partial Color I/II/III * Impressively expresses a subject by extracting colors you want to emphasize and keeping everything else monotone. ART BKT (Art Filter Bracket) Each time the shutter is released, the camera creates copies for all selected art filters. * II and III are altered versions of the original (I).
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27 EN Shooting 2 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using the control dial (P) or HI. You can also select filters using touch screen operations. • Use FG to choose an effect. The effects available vary with the selected filter (soft focus, pin-hole, frames, white edges, starlight, filter, tone, blur, or shade effect). • Press z or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the art filter menu. Vintage II ART 13 ART 13 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press z or tap the ART icon to display the art filter menu. ART icon 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F • 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.
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28 EN Shooting 2 Using PHOTO STORY (J) You can shoot a PHOTO STORY. Shoot with selected PHOTO STORY type. 1 Rotate the mode dial to J. • A PHOTO STORY menu will be displayed. A: Standard D: Layout* B: Speed F: Fun Frames C: Zoom In/Out Q: Works in progress * With Layout, you can set any picture mode, including art filters, for each frame. g“Picture mode” (P.61) 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 z. • 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. 29) [Discard]: End shooting without saving images.
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29 EN Shooting 2 5 Shoot an image for the next frame. • View and shoot the subject for the next frame. • Press  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 z to save the image. • During the shooting of a PHOTO STORY, the following operations are available. Exposure compensation/Flash shooting (except when the theme is [Speed])/Live control settings (P. 44) • To use Program Shift (%) (P. 30), assign it to the control dial with the Dial Function (P. 89). • 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 (except when the theme is [Layout]) • 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. 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. • To display the PHOTO STORY menu, press the MENU button. 3 Select the data with which you want to resume shooting using the arrow pad, and press the z button. • Shooting resumes from the previous session. 12:30 2016.04.01 2016.04.01
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30 EN Shooting 2 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (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 S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 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. Program shift (%) In P and ART modes, you can choose different combinations of aperture value and shutter speed without altering exposure. Press F button (F), then rotate the control dial (P) or press FG to set program shift so that “s” appears next to the shooting mode. To cancel program shift, press FG until “s” is no longer displayed. • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash or SCN mode. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 0.0 0.0 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Ps Wi-Fi FHD F Program shift
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31 EN Shooting 2 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. Rotate the mode dial to A and then use the control dial (P) to select an aperture value. 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 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F • After pressing the F button (F), you can also use FG to choose the aperture. Setting the aperture value Decreasing aperture value   Increasing aperture value F2.8 F4.0 F5.6 F8.0 F11 • 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.
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32 EN Shooting 2 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 and then use the control dial (P) to select 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 F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F • After pressing the F button (F), you can also use FG to choose the shutter speed. Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 60" 15 30 60 125 250 4000 • 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.
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33 EN Shooting 2 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. Rotate 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. 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 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F • The exposure determined by the aperture value and shutter speed you have set, and the difference relative to a suitable exposure measured by the camera are displayed on the monitor. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/4000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME], or [LIVECOMP]. • 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. 91) Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/TIME) 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 or time photography, the screen brightness changes automatically. g “Bulb/ Time Monitor” (P. 92) • 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. 92) can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography. • 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. 129).
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34 EN Shooting 2 • 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. 92) • [Image Stabilizer] turns off automatically. Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) 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. 92). 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. • 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. 129). • 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. • [Image Stabilizer] turns off automatically.
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35 EN Shooting 2 Shooting with touch screen operations 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. • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Panorama/3D/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.
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36 EN Shooting 2 Recording movies You can record movies when the mode dial is on any mode except J (PHOTO STORY). 1 Press the R button to begin recording. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording. 00:00:04 00:00:04 250 250 F5.6 +3.0 +3.0 42mm n Off R button 2 Press the R button again to end recording. • 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
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37 EN Shooting 2 Using movie mode (n) With movie mode (n), 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.
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38 EN Shooting 2 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 z 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 z to cancel the zoom frame and exit Movie tele- converter mode. • Movie Tele-converter is not available in self-portrait mode. • The 2 effects cannot be applied simultaneously. • Use a memory card with an SD speed class of 10 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. 95), you cannot take photographs while using other movie effects than Movie Tele-converter. • [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. • Art Fade cannot be used when shooting clips.  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. 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. g [Movie+Photo Mode] (P. 95) • You cannot take photographs while recording clips when [Movie+Photo Mode] is set to [mode1]. The number of photographs may be limited. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs.
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39 EN Shooting 2 Shooting “My Clips” You can create a single My Clips movie file including multiple short movies (clips). You can also add still pictures to the My Clips movie.  Shooting 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Tap the Clips icon. • The clips icon is not displayed when the image quality mode (P.57) is set to g (Clips). n 01:01:07 01:01:07 n P P FHD F M-ISON M-ISON 01:02:03 01:02:03 ISO ISO AUTO AUTO C-AF C-AF Clips icon • You can also select Clips by pressing the z button to display the live control. Use FG to select the image quality mode, HI to select g (Clips), and then press the z button. When selecting the image quality mode, press the INFO button to change [Clip Recording Time]. g “Movie image quality mode” (P.57) P P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO n P P C-AF C-AF j M-ISON M-ISON FHD FHD N HD F 01:01:07 01:01:07 FHD FHD F MOV 1920x1080 3 Press the R button to start shooting. • The recording ends automatically when the preset shooting time has elapsed, and a screen for checking the recorded movie is displayed. Press the z button to save your clip and begin shooting the next one. • You can extend the shooting time (for up to 16 seconds) by pressing the R button again during shooting. 4 Press the R button to shoot the next clip. • To delete the clip you have shot or save it in a different My Clips, perform the following on the confirmation screen. F My Clips will be played back, starting from the beginning. G Changes the My Clips in which to save the clip and the position at which to add the new clip. S Deletes the shot clip without saving it. • Press the shutter button half-way down to add the next shot. The clip is saved in the same My Clips as the previous clip.  Playback You can play back the files in My Clips consecutively. 1 Press q and select an image marked c. 2 Press z and select [Play My Clips] using FG. Then press z again. • The files in My Clips will play back consecutively. • Press z to end the consecutive playback.
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40 EN Shooting 2 Editing “My Clips” You can create a single movie file from My Clips. The shot clips are stored in My Clips. You can add movie clips and still pictures to My Clips (P. 70). You can also add screen transition effects and art filter effects. 1 Press q and then press G button repeatedly to play back My Clips. z Index display Calendar display Single-frame playback 2016.04.01 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Wi-Fi 2016.04.01 12:30 21 2016.4 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 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 7 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 7 c 11:24 MOV FHD c 12:12 MOV FHD 2016.04.01 c 11:23 MOV FHD 12:30 G U G U G U My Clips playback*1 *1 If one or more My Clips have been created, it will be displayed here (P. 39) 2 Select My Clips with FG, use HI to choose the clips you want to work with, and then press z. 3 Select an item using FG and press the z button. Play My Clips Plays back the files in My Clips in order, starting from the beginning. Play Movie When a movie file has been selected, you can control playback in movie mode. Rearrange Order Move files within My Clips or transfer files between separate My Clips. Preset Destination From the next time you shoot, movies shot in the same image quality mode will be added to this c My Clips. Delete My Clips Deletes all unprotected files from My Clips. Erase Erase the selected file. You can also erase a file by selecting it in Step 2 and pressing . 4 Display My Clips file from which you wish to create the movie. Select [Export My Clips] and press z. 5 Select an item using FG and press the z button. Clip Effects You can apply 6 types of art effects. Transition Effect You can apply fade effects. BGM Set [Happy Days] or [Off]. Recorded Clip Volume Set a volume for sounds recorded in the movie when BGM is set to [Happy Days]. Recorded Clip Sound Set [On] to create a movie with the recorded sound. This setting is only available when BGM is set to [Off]. Preview Preview the files of the set My Clips in order, starting from the first file.
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41 EN Shooting 2 6 When you have finished the editings, select [Begin Export] and press z. • The combined album is saved as a single movie. • Exporting a movie may take some time. • The maximum length for My Clips is 15 minutes and the maximum file size is 4 GB. • My Clips will be recorded in Full HD and Normal. • It may take a while for My Clips to display after taking out, inserting, erasing, or protecting the card. • You can record a maximum of 99 My Clips and a maximum of 99 cuts per clip. The maximum values may vary depending on the file size and length of My Clips. • You cannot add movies other than clips to My Clips. • You can also work with My Clips files directly using single-frame playback. In single-frame playback, select a clip and press the z button, then select [See all My Clips] and press z again. Proceed from Step 2. BGM other than [Happy Days] To use BGM other than [Happy Days], record data that you have downloaded from the Olympus website onto the card and select it as [BGM] in Step 5. Visit the following website for the download. http://support.olympus-imaging.com/bgmdownload/
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42 EN Shooting 2 Self-portraits Inverting the monitor allows you to take pictures of yourself while you preview the frame. 1 Push the monitor down slightly and swing it downward. 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. • Different icons may be displayed depending on the shooting mode. 45:67:89 45:67:89 2341 2341 28mm C Shutter Touch When the icon is touched, the shutter is released about 1 second later. R Movie When you touch this icon, movie recording will start. To stop recording, press the (Q) icon. While recording a clip, touch (R) again to extend the recording time (up to a maximum of 16 seconds). A One Touch e-Portrait Turning this on makes skin look smooth and translucent. 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. This icon is not displayed when Custom Self- timer is selected.g “Custom Self-timer” (P. 55). E Brightness adjustment (Exposure compensation) Touch [+] or [-] icon to adjust the brightness. C Clips Touch this icon to switch to Clips mode. Touch again to return to normal movie mode. This icon is not displayed when the image quality mode (P.57) is set to g (Clips). 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens.
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43 EN Shooting 2 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. • You can shoot by operating the camera with a smartphone. g “Shooting remotely with a smartphone” (P. 112) • When the AF mode in movie mode is set to C-AF, [Full-time AF] will be [On].
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44 EN Shooting 2 Using shooting options Calling shooting options You can call up especially often-used shooting options using pre-allocated buttons. To select shooting options not assigned to buttons, use the live control. You can use live control to select the shooting function while checking the effect on the screen in P, A, S, M, n and J modes. Live control is not displayed in A, ART and SCN modes at default settings. When the [Live Control] in KControl Settings (P. 90) is set to On, you can use live control even in A, ART and SCN modes. Live control WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO FHD F L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Settings Functions Live control screen  Available settings Image stabilizer*...................................P. 53 Picture mode*.......................................P. 61 Scene mode .........................................P. 24 Art filter mode .......................................P. 26 White balance* .....................................P. 52 Sequential shooting/Self-timer* ............P. 54 Aspect ratio...........................................P. 56 Record mode*.......................................P. 57 n mode*..............................................P. 37 Flash mode...........................................P. 58 Flash intensity control...........................P. 60 Metering mode......................................P. 50 AF mode*..............................................P. 49 ISO sensitivity* .....................................P. 51 Face priority* ........................................P. 47 Movie sound record*.............................P. 62 * Available in n mode. 1 Press z to display the live control. • To hide the live control, press z again. 2 Use FG to select the settings, use HI to change the selected setting, and press z. • You can use the control dial (P) to select a setting. • The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FHD F Cursor Displays the selected function name Cursor P or HI F G • Some items are not available in some shooting modes.
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45 EN Shooting 2 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 (+) • Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN mode. • The monitor display can only be changed up to ±3.0EV. 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.
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46 EN Shooting 2 Setting the AF 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. • 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. Using small target and group target (Setting AF target) You can change the target selection method and target size. You can also select Face priority AF (P. 47). 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. • 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.
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47 EN Shooting 2 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. 1 Press the P button (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 z. i i o Selection method N 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 Wi-Fi FHD F 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 Wi-Fi FHD F • 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. • Face priority is also available in [MF]. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white frames.
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48 EN Shooting 2 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot 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 Wi-Fi FHD F 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 Off Wi-Fi FHD F Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U U U U U(Press and hold) /z 1 Press and release 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. (×5, ×7, ×10, ×14) 2 Press and release 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. • You can also display and move the zoom frame using touch screen operations. • 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).
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49 EN Shooting 2 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode) Select a focusing method (focus mode). You can choose separate focusing methods for still photography mode and n mode. 1 Press the z button to display the live control, and select the AF mode item using FG. P Single AF i i ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO S-AF S-AF C-AF C-AF MF MF S-AF S-AF MF C-AF C-AF TR S-AF S-AF S-AF S-AF AF mode 2 Select an option with HI and press the z button. • The selected AF mode is displayed on the monitor. S-AF (single AF) The camera focuses once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. When the focus is locked, a beep sounds, and the AF confirmation mark and the AF target mark light up. This mode is suitable for taking pictures of still subjects or subjects with limited movement. C-AF (continuous AF) The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button remains pressed halfway. When the subject is in focus, the AF confirmation mark lights up on the monitor and the beep sounds when the focus is locked at the first time. Even if the subject moves or you change the composition of the picture, the camera continues trying to focus. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, this setting will change to [S-AF]. MF (manual focus) This function allows you to manually focus on any position by operating the focus ring on the lens. Near ) Focus ring S-AF+MF (simultaneous use of S-AF mode and MF mode) After pressing the shutter button halfway to focus in [S-AF] mode, you can turn the focus ring to fine-adjust focus manually. C-AF+TR (AF tracking) Press the shutter button halfway to focus; the camera then tracks and maintains focus on the current subject while the shutter button is held in this position. • The AF target is displayed in red if the camera can no longer track the subject. Release the shutter button and then frame the subject again and press the shutter button halfway. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, this setting will change to [S-AF]. • The camera may be unable to focus if the subject is poorly lit, obscured by mist or smoke, or lacks contrast. • When using a Four Thirds system lens, AF will not be available during movie recording. • You cannot set the AF mode if the MF focus latch of the lens is set to MF.
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50 EN Shooting 2 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 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Press the z button to display the live control, and select the metering item using FG. P ESP HI HI SH SH i i ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO Metering 2 Select an option with HI and press the z button. p Digital ESP metering The camera meters exposure in 324 areas of the frame and optimizes exposure for the current scene or (if an option other than [OFF] is selected for [I Face Priority]) portrait subject. This mode is recommended for general use. H Center weighted averaging metering This metering mode provides the average metering between the subject and the background lighting, placing more weight on the subject at the center. I Spot metering Choose this option to meter a small area (about 2% of the frame) with the camera pointed at the object you wish to meter. Exposure will be adjusted according to the brightness at the metered point. IHI Spot metering - highlight Increases spot metering exposure. Ensures bright subjects appear bright. ISH Spot metering - shadow Lowers spot metering exposure. Ensures dark subjects appear dark. 3 Press the shutter button halfway. • Normally, the camera will start metering when the shutter button is pressed halfway and lock exposure while the shutter button is held in this position.

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