PEN E-PL9

Olympus PEN E-PL9 manual

PEN E-PL9

User manual for the Olympus PEN E-PL9 in English. This PDF manual has 187 pages.

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Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA 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. 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 Model No. : IM008
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Table of Contents 2 EN Quick task index 7 Names of parts 12 Preparation 14 Unpacking the box contents .....14 Charging and inserting the battery...................................15 Inserting the card .......................17 Removing the card ...................17 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................18 Turning the camera on...............20 Initial setup .................................21 Camera displays unreadable/ not in the selected language.....23 Shooting 24 Information displays while shooting ......................................24 Switching the information display ......................................26 Choosing a shooting mode and taking photos..............................27 Types of shooting modes..........27 Taking high angle and low angle shots ..........................29 Switching Displays with the u (Shortcut) Button ...........30 Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode).........31 Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode)................................33 Types of scene modes..............33 Shooting in advanced photo mode (Z mode)........................37 AP Mode Options .....................37 [Live Composite]: Live Composite Photography...........38 [Live Time]: Live Time Photography .............................39 [Multiple Exposure]: Shooting Multiple Exposures ...................40 [HDR]: Taking Composite Photos with HDR ......................41 [Silent [♥]] Mode .......................42 Shooting a Panorama...............43 [Keystone Compensation] ........44 [AE Bracketing]: Varying Exposure over a Series of Shots ........................................45 [Focus Bracketing]: Varying Focus Distance over a Series of Shots ....................................46 Using art filters (ART mode)......47 Types of art filters .....................48 Using [Partial Color]..................49 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (Program mode)..........................50 Choosing aperture (Aperture Priority mode)............51 Choosing shutter speed (Shutter Priority mode) ..............52 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (Manual mode).................53 Table of Contents
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Table of Contents 3 EN Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/LIVE TIME)..............54 Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) ..................................55 Shooting with touch screen operations...................................56 Recording movies in photo shooting modes..........................57 Recording movies in movie mode............................................58 Movie Mode Options.................59 Movie Effects ..............................60 Creating Movies from Clips.......62 Recording Clips ........................62 Creating new My Clips..............62 Removing a clip from My Clips....................................63 Editing “My Clips” .....................63 Recording Slow Motion Movies .........................................65 Using the silencing function when shooting a movie..............65 Taking Photos in Self-Portrait Mode............................................66 Using various settings...............68 Controlling exposure (Exposure F)...........................68 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............68 Selecting the AF target mode (AF target settings)...................69 Setting the AF target.................69 Face priority AF/ Eye priority AF ..........................70 Using a flash (Flash photography) .................71 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................73 Calling shooting options ...........74 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................76 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................77 Adjusting color (WB (white balance))................78 Choosing a focus mode (AF Mode).................................79 Setting the image aspect..........81 Selecting image quality (Still image quality, KK) ......81 Selecting image quality (Movie quality, nK) ..............82 Adding effects to a movie .........85 Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control) ............86 Reducing camera shake (Image Stabilizer) .....................87 Making fine adjustments to white balance (WB Compensation) .................88 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................89 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (Sharpness) ............89 Making fine adjustments to contrast (Contrast)....................90 Making fine adjustments to saturation (Saturation)..............90 Making fine adjustments to tone (Gradation) .......................91
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Table of Contents 4 EN Applying filter effects to monochrome pictures (Color Filter)..............................91 Adjusting the tone of a monochrome image (Monochrome Color).................92 Adjusting i-Enhance effects (Effect)......................................92 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ................93 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows (Highlight&Shadow Control) .....94 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)......................95 Playback 98 Information display during playback......................................98 Playback image information .....98 Switching the information display ......................................99 Viewing photographs and movies.......................................100 Index display/Calendar display ....................................101 Viewing still images ................101 Watching movies ....................103 Protecting images...................103 Erasing an image....................103 Setting a transfer order on images (Share Order).............104 Cancelling a share order ........104 Selecting images (0, Erase Selected, Share Order Selected)............104 Audio recording ......................105 Audio Playback.......................105 Viewing My Clips ....................105 Adding still pictures to My Clips..................................106 Removing clips from My Clips..................................106 Scrolling Panoramas ..............106 Using the touch screen............107 Single-frame playback............107 Index/My Clips/ Calendar playback..................107 Selecting and protecting images....................................108 Viewing pictures in self-portrait mode....................108 Menu functions 109 Basic menu operations............109 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ......................110 Returning to default settings (Reset)....................................110 Processing options (Picture Mode)........................ 111 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) ........... 111 Improving Focus in Dark Surroundings (AF Illuminator)....................... 111 Choosing a Zoom Speed (K Elec. Zoom Speed) .........112 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Intrvl. Sh./Time Lapse) ..........112 Wireless remote control flash photography (# RC Mode) ....113
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Table of Contents 5 EN Using the Video Menu..............114 Using the Playback Menu........115 Displaying images rotated (R)........................................115 Editing still images (Edit) ........115 Saving a still image from a movie (In-Movie Image Capture)..................................117 Trimming movies (Movie Trimming)....................118 Canceling all protections ........118 Using the setup menu..............119 Formatting the card (Card Setup)...........................120 Deleting all images (Card Setup)...........................120 Choosing a language (W)....120 Using the custom menus.........121 a AF/MF................................121 M Button/Dial.........................121 N Disp/8/PC ......................122 O Disp/8/PC .......................122 P Exp/ISO/BULB ..................123 Q Exp/ISO/BULB ..................123 b # Custom .........................124 W K/WB/Color....................124 X Record...............................125 c K Utility...........................126 AEL/AFL .................................127 MF Assist................................127 Adding information displays....128 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................130 Shutter speeds when the flash fires.........................................131 Combinations of JPEG image sizes and compression rates........................................131 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 132 Adjusting Settings for Connection to a Smartphone ...........................133 Wireless Settings for When the Camera Is Off......................134 Transferring images to a smartphone............................136 Automatically uploading images while the camera is off.............136 Shooting remotely with a smartphone............................137 Adding position information to images.......................................137 Resetting wireless LAN/ Bluetooth® settings ..................138 Changing the password...........138 Disabling wireless LAN/ Bluetooth® .................................139
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Table of Contents 6 EN Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 140 Connecting the camera to a computer................................140 Copying pictures to a computer................................140 Installing the PC software .......141 Installing the OLYMPUS Digital Camera Updater............141 User Registration .....................141 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....142 Easy printing...........................144 Print order (DPOF)....................145 Creating a print order..............145 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order ...146 Cautions 147 Battery and charger .................147 Using your charger abroad .....148 Usable cards.............................148 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures ..............................149 Interchangeable lenses............150 External flash units designated for use with this camera ...............................151 Wireless remote control flash photography............................151 Other external flash units........153 System chart.............................154 Cleaning and storing the camera ................................156 Cleaning the camera ..............156 Storage...................................156 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device.........156 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions .................................157 Information 158 Shooting tips and information................................158 Error codes ...............................162 Defaults .....................................165 Specifications...........................169 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 172 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........172 Index 182
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Quick task index 7 EN Shooting g Just shoot without making any difficult settings AUTO mode (B) 31 Shooting in the way you want without needing to know technical terms Live Guide 31 Taking self-portraits Self-portraits 66 Taking stylish pictures Art filter 47 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene mode (SCN) 33 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 31 Aperture priority shooting 51 Shooting night views Portrait + Nightscape (SCN) 33 Nightscape (SCN) 34 Hand-Held Starlight (SCN) 34 Photographing fireworks Fireworks (SCN) 34 Live Time (Z) 39 Live Composite (Z) 38 Live Composite (M) 55 Bulb/time photography (M) 54 Photographing light trails Light Trails (SCN) 34 Live Time (Z) 39 Live Composite (Z) 38 Live Composite (M) 55 Bulb/time photography (M) 54 Adjusting the brightness of highlights and shadows Live Guide 31 Exposure compensation 68 Taking photos with the flash Flash photography 71 Taking photos without the flash ISO sensitivity 77 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer 87 Self-timer 73 Quick task index
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Quick task index 8 EN Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash photography 71 Backlight HDR (SCN) 35 Gradation (Picture Mode) 91 Spot metering 89 Using the self-timer Self-timer 73 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 73 Changing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 81 Changing photo coloring Live Guide 31 Picture Mode 76 White balance 78 Processing pictures to match the subject/Taking monotone pictures Picture Mode 76 Art filter (ART) 47 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 31 Scene mode (SCN) 33 Shutter priority shooting 52 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Tap AF (Using the touch screen) 56 AF target settings 69 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 97 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 97 Keeping a moving subject in focus C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 80 Focusing on and shooting a moving subject C-AF 79 Creating commercial-style movies My Clips 62 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 123 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 119 Live View Boost 122 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 26 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 122 Conserving battery power Sleep 126
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Quick task index 9 EN Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Still image quality mode 81 Using a remote control Shooting remotely with a smartphone 137 Shooting without the shutter sound Silent [♥] (SCN) 35 Silent [♥] (Z) 42 Zooming in so your subject fills more of the frame Digital Tele-converter 68 Improving complexions One-Touch e-Portrait 66 Portrait (Picture Mode) 76 e-Portrait (Picture Mode) 76 Scene mode (SCN) 33 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI 122 Playback on TV 130 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 102 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 116 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 116 Printing made easy Creating a print order 145 Direct printing 142 Viewing pictures on a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone 136 Uploading pictures to a smartphone automatically Uploading pictures automatically while the camera is off. 136 Adding location data to images Adding location data to images 137
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Quick task index 10 EN Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 21 Restoring default settings Reset 110 Changing the menu display language W 120 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 122 Silent [♥] (SCN) 35 Silent [♥] (Z) 42
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Quick task index 11 EN Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. FGHI Symbols designating the buttons (respectively the up, down, left, and right arrow buttons) to press on the arrow pad (P. 13). $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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Names of parts 12 EN Names of parts j g h i d e f 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 0 9 a 5 b c 1 Mode dial ........................................P. 27 2 Shutter button .................................P. 28 3 ON/OFF button..............................P. 20 4 Control dial (P) .............................P. 50–53, 68, 71, 100 5 Strap eyelet.....................................P. 14 6 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ............................................. P. 73/P. 111 7 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 18 8 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 9 Hot shoe cover 0 Internal flash ...................................P. 71 a Stereo microphone ....... P. 105, 114, 116 b Lens release button ........................P. 19 c Lens lock pin d Tripod socket e Battery/card compartment lock ..................................................P. 15, 17 f Battery/card compartment cover ..................................................P. 15, 17 g Connector cover h HDMI micro connector..................P. 130 i Micro-USB connector............P. 140, 142 j Card slot .........................................P. 17
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Names of parts 13 EN F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 68) G (Down) /jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (P. 73) H (Left) /N (AF target) button (P. 69) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 71) Q button (P. 74, 100) 1 3 2 4 7 8 9 0 b c 5 6 a 1 Flash pop-up button........................P. 71 2 Monitor (Touch screen) ..............................P. 24, 56, 74, 98, 107 3 Speaker 4 Hot shoe .......................................P. 151 5 u (Shortcut)/G button......P. 30/P. 101 6 Fn/a button..................P. 95/P. 68, 101 7 R (Movie)/h button............P. 57/P. 104 8 MENU button...............................P. 109 9 INFO button.....................P. 26, 99, 128 0 Q button ................................P. 74, 100 a Arrow pad* (FGHI) ...................................P. 21, 69–73, 100 b q (Playback) button....................P. 100 c  (Erase) button ..........................P. 103 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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Preparation 1 14 EN 1 Preparation Unpacking 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-USB12 • Basic Manual • Warranty card 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.
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Preparation 1 15 EN 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. 1 2 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 3 Loading the battery. • Use only BLS-50 batteries (P. 14, 171). Direction indicating mark
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Preparation 1 16 EN 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. • Do not remove the battery while the card write indicator is displayed (P. 24). • 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. • The camera is not equipped with a built-in charger and cannot be recharged via a USB connection. • Also read “Battery and charger” (P. 147).
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Preparation 1 17 EN Inserting the card In this manual, all storage devices are referred to as “cards.” The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and Eye-Fi. Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. g “Formatting the card (Card Setup)” (P. 120) Eye-Fi cards Read “Usable cards” (P. 148) before use. 1 Loading the card. • Open the battery/card compartment cover. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 148) 3 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. 2 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 card while the card write indicator is displayed (P. 24).
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Preparation 1 18 EN Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. 1 2 1 2 Rear cap 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 1 2 1 1 2
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Preparation 1 19 EN   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. 1 2 Lens release button Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 150).
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Preparation 1 20 EN Turning the camera on 1 Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera. • When the camera is turned on, the monitor will turn on.   ON/OFF button 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03   Monitor Battery level The battery level icon will be displayed. j (green): The camera is ready to shoot. k (green): The battery is not full. l (green): The battery is low. m (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. You can choose how long the camera remains idle before entering sleep mode. g [Sleep] (P. 126)
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Preparation 1 21 EN Initial setup After turning the camera on for the first time, perform the initial setup by choosing a language and setting the camera clock. • 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 Press the Q button when the initial setup dialog is displaying prompting you to choose a language. Please select your language. Por favor, selecciona tu idioma. Veuillez choisir votre langue. Bitte wählen Sie Ihre Sprache. 2 Highlight the desired language using the control dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad. • The language-selection dialog has two pages of options. Use the control dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad to move the cursor between pages. Cursor W Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set W Romanian Español Viet Nam Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ Slovensky Svenska Türkçe Srpski 6ORYHQãþLQD ɍɤɪɚʀɧɫɶɤɚ Setare 3 Press the Q button when the desired language is highlighted. • If you press the shutter button before pressing the Q button, the camera will exit to shooting mode and no language will be selected. You can perform the initial setup by turning the camera off and then on again to display the initial setup dialog and repeating the process from Step 1. W Set Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) • The language can be changed at any time from the e setup menu. g “Choosing a language (W)” (P. 120)
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Preparation 1 22 EN 4 Set the date, time, and date format. • Use the HI buttons on the arrow pad to highlight items. • Use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to change the highlighted item. • The clock can be adjusted at any time from the e setup menu. g [X] (P. 119) X 2018 Y M D Time Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 5 Complete the initial setup. • Press the Q button to set the clock. • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may be reset to the factory default setting. • You may also need to adjust the frame rate before shooting movies. g [Video Frame Rate] (P. 114) Turning the camera off Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off. See page 134 for information on how to proceed if the camera displays the dialog shown in the illustration. Power-off Standby Activate Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Power-off Standby so images can be imported while power is off? Yes No Set Power-off Standby:On Confirm whether or not to activate Power-off Standby every time power is turned off? This setting can be changed from the menu anytime. Confirm every time Don't show this screen again Back Set
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Preparation 1 23 EN Camera displays unreadable/not in the selected language If the camera displays are in an unfamiliar language or use characters you are unable to read, you may have accidentally selected the wrong language in the language- selection dialog. Follow the steps below to change languages. 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. 2 Highlight the e tab using FG and press the Q button. 2 1 1 ѯєьѬщҕѥѕѓѥё 1 p ѱўєчѓѥё чѧлѧъѤјѯъѯјзѠь ѱўєчњѤчѰѝк іѨѯоѶш юѧч дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ 2 1 ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ X ѳъѕ s ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ дѥішѤҟкзҕѥWi-Fi/Bluetooth чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд j±0 k±0 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ ’--.--.-- --:--:-- шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ W 3 Highlight [W] using FG and press the Q button. 4 Highlight the desired language using FGHI and press the Q button. 2 1 ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ X W ѳъѕ s ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ дѥішѤҟкзҕѥWi-Fi/Bluetooth чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд j±0 k±0 ’--.--.-- --:--:-- шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ W Back Set Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt)
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Shooting 2 24 EN 2 Information displays while shooting Shooting Monitor display during still photography 250 250 F5.6 L N 4:3 AEL HDR +2.0 +2.0 P off FP +7 +7 -3 -3 +2 +2 S-AF WB AUTO -2.0 28mm S-ISON S-ISON F FHD 30p ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 RC N B TO -A 0 3 AF BKT HDR 28mm n o p q r m l s 4 5 1 2 3 8 9 0 a b c h i 67 fg j d w k e z C y x w v A u t B L F E G H I J K D 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 17 2 Connected via wireless LAN .............................................P. 132–139 3 Eye-Fi upload in progress.............P. 126 4 Wireless LAN connection starting up .............................................P. 132–139 5 Connected via Bluetooth....P. 132–139 6 Super FP flash..............................P. 151 7 RC mode.......................................P. 151 8 HDR................................................P. 41 9 AE Bracketing.................................P. 45 Focus Bracketing............................P. 46 0 Handheld Starlight ..........................P. 34 a Multi Focus Shot.............................P. 36 b Multiple exposure............................P. 40 c D Keystone compensation ...........P. 44 d Digital Tele-converter.................... P. 111 e Time lapse shooting......................P. 112 f Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 70 g Movie sound ...........P. 57, 105, 114, 116 h Zoom operation direction/Focal length i Internal temperature warning m ......................................................P. 163 j Flash...............................................P. 71 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) k AF confirmation mark......................P. 28 l Picture mode........................... P. 76, 111 m ISO sensitivity.................................P. 77 n White balance.................................P. 78 o AF mode .........................................P. 79 p Aspect ratio.....................................P. 81 q Image quality (still images) .............P. 81 r Record mode (movies) ...................P. 82 s Available recording time t Number of storable still pictures ...P. 149 u Highlight & shadow control .............P. 94 v Top: Flash intensity control .............P. 86 Bottom: Exposure compensation....P. 68 w Level gauge ....................................P. 26 x Exposure compensation value........P. 68 y Aperture value .........................P. 50–53 z Shutter speed ..........................P. 50–53 A Histogram .......................................P. 26 B Preview...........................................P. 96 C AE lock....................................P. 96, 127 D Shooting mode.........................P. 27–61 E Touch operation ..............................P. 56 F Metering mode................................P. 89 G Sequential shooting/Self-timer........P. 73 Silent shooting ................................P. 42 H Flash intensity control.....................P. 86 I Flash mode.....................................P. 71 J Image stabilizer...............................P. 87 K Battery level....................................P. 20 L Live guide recall..............................P. 31
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Shooting 2 25 EN Monitor display during movie mode 28mm n M-IS M-IS 1 L R L R ISO AUTO C-AF P F FHD 30p 1:02:03 WB AUTO L N O N M P M Recording level meter...................P. 114 N Silent shooting tab ..........................P. 65 O Movie (exposure) mode..................P. 85 P Movie effect ....................................P. 60
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Shooting 2 26 EN 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 (Custom2) 250 250 F5.6 P S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 INFO INFO Image Only Histogram display (Custom1) Basic Information* 250 250 F5.6 P S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 250 250 F5.6 P L N S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 INFO INFO INFO INFO * Not displayed in n mode (movie mode) unless recording is in progress. • You can change Custom1 and Custom2 settings. g [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] (P. 122) • The information display screens can be switched in either direction by rotating the control dial while pressing the INFO button. Histogram display A histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image is displayed. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. During shooting, overexposure is indicated in red, underexposure in blue, and the range metered using spot metering in green. More Less Dark Bright Level gauge display The orientation of the camera is indicated. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. The camera is level and plumb when the bars turn green. • Use the indicators on the level gauge as a guide. • Error in the display can be corrected via calibration (P. 126).
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Shooting 2 27 EN Choosing a shooting mode and taking photos 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. Shooting mode Description g B The camera automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode. 31 SCN The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 33 Z Use for quick access to advanced shooting settings. 37 ART You can shoot with the effect of artistic expression added. 47 P The camera meters subject brightness and automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture for optimal results. 50 A You choose the aperture and the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed for optimal results. 51 S You choose the shutter speed and the camera automatically adjusts aperture for optimal results. 52 M You choose both the aperture and shutter speed. 53 n Shoot movies of various types. 58 Functions that cannot be selected from menus Some items may not be selectable from the menus when using the arrow pad. • Items that cannot be set with the current shooting mode. • Items that cannot be set because of an item that has already been set: Settings such as picture mode are unavailable when the mode dial is rotated to B.
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Shooting 2 28 EN 1 Rotate the mode dial to choose a mode. 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position 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 1023 1:02:03 28mm ISO-A 200 AF confirmation mark AF target Press the shutter button halfway. • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 158) 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera will release the shutter and take a picture. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. Press the shutter button all the way. $ Notes • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g “Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 56) • To exit to shooting mode from menus or playback, press the shutter button halfway.
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Shooting 2 29 EN Taking high angle and low angle shots You can change the orientation and angle of the monitor. Lower angle Upper angle 2 1 1 1 Press the monitor down. 2 Adjust the angle of the monitor. Rotating the Monitor: Cautions • Rotate the monitor gently within the limits shown. Do not use force; failure to observe this precaution could damage the connectors. • Do not touch the areas indicated in the illustration. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the product or cause it to malfunction. $ Notes • Inverting the monitor allows you to take pictures of yourself while you preview the frame. g “Taking Photos in Self-Portrait Mode” (P. 66)
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Shooting 2 30 EN Switching Displays with the u (Shortcut) Button Press the u button to switch to each screen of the selected shooting mode between shots. u (Shortcut) button Mode dial B Live guide (P. 31) SCN Scene mode (P. 33) Change Color Saturation Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors Close-ups People Z Advanced photo mode (P. 37) ART Art filter mode (P. 47) Live Composite Effect Off Pop Art ART 1 ART 1 P/A/S/M LV super control panel (P. 75) n Movie mode (P. 58) 250 250 F5.6 P 1023 1:02:03 sRGB Natural S-AF N FHD 60p S Normal WB Auto ISO Auto M-IS S-IS On ± 0 A ± 0 ± 0.0 ± 0 ± 0 ± 0 G ± 0 Recommended ISO Standard
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Shooting 2 31 EN Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode) The camera adjusts settings to suit the scene; all you have to do is press the shutter button. Set the mode dial to B. Using live guides Use live guides to easily adjust such parameters as color, brightness, and background blurring. 1 Press the u button to display live guides. • Use FG to highlight an item in the live guide and press Q to display a slider. Change Color Saturation Guide item 2 Use FG to position the slider and choose a level. • Press the Q button to save changes. • To exit, press the MENU button. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, use FG to highlight the item and press the Q button to display the detail. • 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 Slider 3 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 1 and 2. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. • [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. Change Color Saturation 4 Shoot. • To clear the live guides from the display, press the MENU button. • 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.
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Shooting 2 32 EN • Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. • Frame rates drop the closer the [Express Motions] slider is to [Blurred Motion]. • The flash cannot be used when a live guide is set. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are overexposed or underexposed. $ Notes • Touch controls can also be used. One-Touch e-Portrait To enable one-touch e-Portrait so that the camera smooths the complexions of portrait subjects, tap the A (one-touch e-Portrait) icon to turn it on (B). g “Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 56) 250 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 One-touch e-Portrait icon
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Shooting 2 33 EN Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode) The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Use FGHI to highlight a scene and press the Q button. Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors Close-ups People 3 Use HI to highlight a scene mode and press the Q button. • Press the u button to choose a different scene. Portrait 4 Shoot. $ Notes • Touch controls can also be used. Types of scene modes Subject type Scene mode Description People B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. D Portrait + Landscape Suitable for portraits featuring a landscape in the background. Blues, greens, and skin tones are captured beautifully. U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Raise the flash (P. 71). Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 133, 137). m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects.
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Shooting 2 34 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Nightscapes G Nightscape Suitable for tripod shooting of night scenes. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 133, 137). U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Raise the flash (P. 71). Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 133, 137). H Handheld Starlight Suitable for shooting night scenes without a tripod. Reduces blur when shooting low light/illuminated scenes. The camera makes eight exposures and combines them into a single photograph. X Fireworks Suitable for shooting fireworks at night. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 133, 137). d Light Trails The camera automatically shoots multiple images, takes newly bright areas only, and composites them into a single image. With normal long exposure, an image of light trace such as star trails with bright buildings tends to get too bright. You can capture them without over exposure while checking the progress. Press the shutter button to start shooting, then view the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button again to end shooting once the desired result is achieved (maximum 3 hours). Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 133, 137). • Advanced settings can be accessed via live composite photography (dark and light field composite) in M mode (P. 55). Motion C Sport Suitable for fast action shooting. The camera will take photos while the shutter button is pressed. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. J Panning Choose to blur the background behind moving objects. The camera chooses the optimal shutter speed for panning shots based on camera motion.
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Shooting 2 35 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Scenery F Landscape Suitable for landscape shooting. ` Sunset Suitable for shooting the sunset. g Beach & Snow Suitable for shooting at snow-capped mountains, seascapes in the sun, and other whitish scenes. s Panorama Take panoramas with an angle of view of approximately double that of other shots. • For information on taking photos using this feature, see “Shooting a Panorama” (P. 43), starting from Step 3. E Backlight HDR Suitable for high-contrast scenes. Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes four shots and subsequently merges them into one, correctly exposed image. Indoors W Candlelight Suitable for shots of candlelit scenes. Warm colors are preserved. k Silent [♥] Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome. • For information on taking photos using this feature, see “[Silent [♥]] Mode” (P. 42), starting from Step 2. B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. E Backlight HDR Suitable for high-contrast scenes. Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes four shots and subsequently merges them into one, correctly exposed image.
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Shooting 2 36 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Close-ups i Macro Suitable for close-ups. j Nature Macro Suitable for vivid close-ups of flowers or insects. d Documents Suitable for photos of timetables or other documents. The camera heightens the contrast between the text and background. t Multi Focus Shot The camera takes eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. • For information on taking photos using this feature, see “[Focus Bracketing]: Varying Focus Distance over a Series of Shots” (P. 46), starting from Step 2. • To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • Some time may be needed to record pictures taken using [e-Portrait]. In addition, when the image quality mode is [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • Movies cannot be recorded using [e-Portrait], [Handheld Starlight], [Panorama], or [Backlight HDR]. • [Handheld Starlight] pictures taken with [RAW] selected for image quality will be recorded in RAW+JPEG format, with the first frame recorded as a RAW image and the final composite as a JPEG image. • [Backlight HDR] records HDR-processed images in JPEG format. When the image quality mode is set to [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • 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.
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Shooting 2 37 EN Shooting in advanced photo mode (Z mode) Use for quick access to advanced shooting settings. 1 Rotate the mode dial to Z. 2 Use HI to highlight an AP mode. • Some modes offer additional options that can be accessed using G. Live Composite 3 Press the Q button to select the highlighted mode. • Press the u button to choose a different mode. If additional options are displayed, press F. $ Notes • Exposure compensation (P. 68) and program shift (P. 50) are available in some AP modes. • Touch controls can also be used. AP Mode Options AP mode Description g Live Composite Record light trails from stars and other objects while keeping exposure constant overall. 38 Live Time Choose for photos of fireworks and night scenery. Make long time exposures at selected shutter speeds. 39 Multiple Exposure Combine two different images on top of one another. 40 HDR Capture details in both highlights and shadows. 41 Silent [♥] Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome. 42 Panorama Take a series of shots that are joined together to create a wide-angle photo. Choose from angles of view approximately double (z) or four times (y) the angle of normal shots. 43 Keystone Compensation Correct the effects of perspective in photos of buildings or landscapes. 44 AE Bracketing Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of photos, varying exposure with each shot. 45 Focus Bracketing Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. 46
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Shooting 2 38 EN [Live Composite]: Live Composite Photography Create photos that record light trails from stars and other objects without changing the brightness of the background; during shooting, the changing results can be viewed in the monitor. You can adjust white balance or picture mode and other settings not available with the SCN mode “Light Trails” option. 1 Highlight [Live Composite] in the AP mode menu (P. 37) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 137) in wireless remote mode. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • The camera configures the proper settings automatically and starts shooting. • After pressing the shutter button, there is a time lag until shooting starts. • The composite image will be displayed at regular intervals. 4 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • The recording length in one shooting is up to 3 hours. $ Notes • Advanced settings can be accessed via live composite photography (dark and light field composite) in M mode (P. 55).
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Shooting 2 39 EN [Live Time]: Live Time Photography You can make long exposures without having to keep the shutter button pressed. The changing result can be viewed in the monitor during shooting. 1 Highlight [Live Time] in the AP mode menu (P. 37). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the maximum exposure time, and press the Q button. • The display refresh rate may change automatically depending on the maximum exposure time selected. • The shorter the maximum exposure time, the faster the display refresh rate. Live Time 2min 2min 2min 1min 4min 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 137) in wireless remote mode. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to start live time photography. • The camera adjusts settings automatically and begins shooting. • The changing result can be viewed in the monitor. 5 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • Shooting ends automatically when the selected exposure time is reached. $ Notes • The long exposure (bulb/time) options in M mode offer more advanced settings (P. 54).
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Shooting 2 40 EN [Multiple Exposure]: Shooting Multiple Exposures Combine two different images on top of one another. 1 Highlight [Multiple Exposure] in the AP mode menu (P. 37) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down for the first shot. • a is displayed in green if shooting starts. • The image is shown superimposed on the monitor. • Press  to delete the last shot. 4 Take the second shot. • Use the first image as a guide to compose the second shot. • The camera will not go to sleep while multiple exposure is in effect. • Performing any of the following actions automatically deletes the second shot: The camera is turned off, the q button is pressed, the MENU button is pressed, pressing the u button, rotating the mode dial, the battery power runs out, or any cable is connected to the camera. % Tips • For more information on creating image overlays: g “Image overlay” (P. 117)
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Shooting 2 41 EN [HDR]: Taking Composite Photos with HDR Capture details in both highlights and shadows. The camera varies exposure over a series of four shots and combines them into a single image. 1 Highlight [HDR] in the AP mode menu (P. 37). 2 Press G, use HI to choose [HDR1] or [HDR2], and press the Q button. HDR1 Four shots are taken, each with a different exposure, and the shots are combined into one HDR image inside the camera. HDR2 provides a more impressive image than HDR1. ISO sensitivity is fixed to 200. HDR2 HDR HDR1 HDR2 HDR1 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to start HDR photography. • The camera automatically takes four shots when the shutter button is pressed. • Noise may be more noticeable in photos taken in conditions associated with slow shutter speeds. • For best results, secure the camera by, for example, mounting it on a tripod. • The image displayed on the monitor while shooting will differ from the HDR-processed image. • The HDR-processed image will be saved as a JPEG file. When the image quality mode is set to [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • The picture mode is fixed to [Natural] and the color space is fixed to [sRGB].
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Shooting 2 42 EN [Silent [♥]] Mode Disable camera sounds and lights in situations in which they may be unwelcome. 1 Highlight [Silent [♥]] in the AP mode menu (P. 37) and press the Q button. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • When the shutter is released, the monitor screen will go dark for a moment. No shutter sound will be emitted. • The desired results may not be achieved under flickering light sources such as fluorescent or LED lamps or if the subject moves abruptly during shooting. • In [Silent [♥]] mode, the following measures are undertaken to reduce the sound and light produced by the camera. - Electronic shutter: Enabled - 8: Off - AF Illuminator: Off - Flash mode: Off • Note that due to the electronic shutter, the subject may appear to be distorted in photographs if camera moves quickly during shooting or when shooting fast-moving subjects. • Long exposure noise reduction is not available in [Silent [♥]] mode. $ Notes • Press G for sequential/self-timer photography (P. 73).
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Shooting 2 43 EN Shooting a Panorama Pan the camera following an on-screen guide to create a single wide-angle (panorama) photo. 1 Highlight [Panorama] in the AP mode menu (P. 37) and press the Q button. 2 Press G, then use HI to highlight the desired panorama type and press the Q button. z Take panoramas with an angle of view of approximately double* that of other shots. y Take panoramas with an angle of view of approximately four times* that of other shots. Panorama * Varies with the lens and focal length. 3 Highlight a pan direction using FGHI and press the Q button. 4 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 5 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to start shooting, and then pan the camera slowly in the direction indicated by the arrow in the display. • The arrow in the display moves as the camera is panned. • To cancel shooting and return to Step 3, press the MENU button. Cancel Save 6 When the arrow in the display reaches the end of the progress bar, shooting will end and the camera will create a panorama. $ Notes • Focus, exposure, and the like are fixed at the values in effect at the start of shooting. • Before the arrow reaches the end of the progress bar, you can press the Q button or press the shutter button again to end shooting and record a panorama from the data recorded to the current point. • Shooting may be cancelled and an error displayed if: the camera is panned too slowly or too quickly/the camera is panned diagonally/ the camera is panned in the opposite direction to the arrow in the display/the lens is zoomed in or out/panning does not start within a set period • Panorama photography may be unavailable with some lenses.
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Shooting 2 44 EN [Keystone Compensation] Correct the effects of perspective in photos of buildings or landscapes. 1 Highlight [Keystone Compensation] in the AP mode menu (P. 37) and press the Q button. 2 Make the vertical adjustment while viewing the effect in the display and frame the shot. • Use the control dial to choose the compensation amount. • Use FG to choose the area to be recorded. Depending on the compensation amount, you may be unable to choose the area recorded. • Press and hold the Q button to cancel any changes. 250 250 F5.6 3 Press the INFO button and then make the horizontal adjustment and frame the shot. • Use the control dial to choose the compensation amount. • Use HI to choose the area to be recorded. Depending on the compensation amount, you may be unable to choose the area recorded. • Press and hold the Q button to cancel any changes. 250 250 F5.6 • Press the INFO button to toggle between the vertical (Step 2) and horizontal (Step 3) adjustment displays as desired. 4 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 5 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • As the compensation amount increases: - The image will become coarser - The zoom ratio of the crop will increase - It will no longer be possible to reposition the crop in both the vertical and horizontal displays • Photos are recorded in RAW+JPEG format when [RAW] is selected for image quality. • The desired results may not be obtained with converter lenses. • Depending on the amount of correction, some AF targets may be outside the display area. An icon (g, h, i or j) is displayed when the camera focuses on an AF target outside the display area. • If a focus distance is selected for [Image Stabilizer], the correction will be adjusted for the selected focus distance. Except when using a Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens, choose a focal length using the [Image Stabilizer] option (P. 87). • You can not use the # (I) button and jY (G) button for flash mode or continuous/ self-timer mode selection while making keystone compensation adjustments. Use the LV super control panel (P. 75) instead.
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Shooting 2 45 EN [AE Bracketing]: Varying Exposure over a Series of Shots Take a series of photos, varying exposure with each shot. 1 Highlight [AE Bracketing] in the AP mode menu (P. 37). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the number of shots, and press the Q button. 3f Take 3 shots, the first at optimal exposure (±0.0 EV), the second at −1.0 EV, and the third at +1.0 EV. 5f Take 5 shots, the first at optimal exposure (±0.0 EV), the second at −1.3 EV, the third at −0.7 EV, the fourth at +0.7 EV, and the fifth at +1.3 EV. AE Bracketing 5f 3f 5f 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • Take the set number of shots. • The t indicator turns green during bracketing. • The camera brackets the value currently selected for exposure compensation.
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Shooting 2 46 EN [Focus Bracketing]: Varying Focus Distance over a Series of Shots Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. 1 Highlight [Focus Bracketing] in the AP mode menu (P. 37). 2 Press G, use HI to choose the amount focus distance changes with each shot, and press the Q button. The focus distance changes by a small amount with each shot. The focus distance changes by a large amount with each shot. Focus Bracketing 3 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • The camera takes eight photos, varying the focus distance with each shot. The camera will take pictures at, and at distances in front of and behind, the focus distance chosen when the shutter button is pressed halfway. • The t indicator turns green during bracketing. • Focus bracketing ends if zoom is adjusted during shooting. • Shooting ends when focus reaches ) (infinity). • Focus bracketing uses the electronic shutter. • Focus bracketing is not available with lenses that have mounts conforming to the Four Thirds or some Micro Four Thirds standards.
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Shooting 2 47 EN Using art filters (ART mode) Using art filters, you can easily have fun with artistic effects. 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. 2 Use HI to highlight a filter. Effect Off Pop Art ART 1 ART 1 3 Press G, highlight an effect using HI, and press the Q button. • Press the u button to choose a different art filter. If effects are displayed, press F. • The effects available vary with the selected filter (Soft Focus Effect, Pin Hole Effect, Frame Effect, White Edge Effect, Star Light Effect, Color Filter, Monochrome Color, Blur Effect, or Shade Effect). Off Frame Effect ART 1 ART 1 4 Shoot. $ Notes • [Color Filter] (P. 91) and [Monochrome Color] (P. 92) options are available with some art filters. • Exposure compensation (P. 68) can be adjusted by rotating the control dial or by pressing the F (F) button and then using HI. • Program shift (P. 50) can be adjusted by pressing the F (F) button and then using FG. • Touch controls can also be used.
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Shooting 2 48 EN 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. Bleach Bypass I/II The “bleach bypass” effect, which you may recognize from motion pictures and the like, can be used to great effect in shots of streetscapes or metal objects. Instant Film A contemporary take on the skin tones and shadow gradations typical of film. II and III are altered versions of the original (I). • To maximize the benefits of the art filters, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality (P. 81), 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. • Your choice of filters, effects, and movie quality when recording movies may affect playback speed and smoothness.
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Shooting 2 49 EN Using [Partial Color] Record only selected hues in color. 1 Select [Partial Color I/II/III] in the art filter menu (P. 48). 2 Highlight an effect and press the Q button. • A color ring appears in the display. Color Color 3 Rotate the control dial to select a color. • The effect is visible in the display. 4 Shoot. • To choose a different color after shooting, rotate the control dial to display the color ring.
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Shooting 2 50 EN Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (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 P L N S-ISON S-ISON F FHD 30p ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 0.0 Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure compensation amount • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • Exposure compensation (P. 68) can be adjusted by rotating the control dial or by pressing the F (F) button and then using HI. • The shutter speed and aperture value displays will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. 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 “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 77) Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F2.8 F2.8 The subject is too dark. Use the flash. F22 F22 4000 4000 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. Program shift (%) 250 250 F5.6 L N Ps S-ISON S-ISON ISO-A 200 F FHD 30p 1023 1:02:03 0.0 WB AUTO S-AF 4:3 28mm Program shift In P mode, ART mode, and some Z modes, you can choose other combinations of aperture and shutter speed that will produce the same exposure. Press F (F) button, then 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 in other modes or when the flash is used.

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