PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F manual

PEN-F

User manual for the Olympus PEN-F in English. This PDF manual has 184 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
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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 8 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 Using the monitor.......................16 Power on .....................................17 Setting the date/time..................18 Shooting 20 Information displays while shooting ......................................20 Monitor display when shooting....................................20 Switching between displays......22 Switching the information display ......................................23 Shooting still pictures................24 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P program mode)....................26 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) .......27 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) ..........28 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode)..........29 Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/TIME) ............................30 Live composite photography (dark and light field composite)..........31 Letting the camera choose the settings (iAUTO mode).............32 Custom Modes (C1, C2, C3, C4).......................33 Shooting with touch screen operations.................................34 Recording movies ......................35 Using movie mode (n)............36 Taking photographs during movie recording (Movie+Photo Mode) .......................................37 Using the silencing function when shooting a movie.............37 Image enhancement...................38 Picture mode ............................38 Adjusting individual colors (Color Profile Control)...............39 Adjusting monochrome settings (Monochrome Profile Control).....................................40 Adjusting overall color (Color Creator)..........................41 Using art filters..........................42 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows ............44 Using shooting options .............45 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation).........45 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................45 ISO sensitivity...........................45 Adjusting color (white balance) .........................46 Setting the AF target (AF Area) ..................................47 Using small target and group target (Setting AF target) ..........47 Face priority AF/ pupil detection AF.....................48 Table of Contents
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4 EN Table of Contents Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot AF)........................49 Calling shooting options ...........50 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode).................................52 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) .................................53 Making fine adjustments to white balance (white balance compensation)..........................54 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) ......................55 Sequential shooting/ using the self timer ...................56 Shooting without the vibration caused by shutter button operations (Anti-Shock z)......57 Shooting without shutter sound (Silent[♥])..................................57 Shooting still pictures in a higher resolution (High Res Shot) .......58 Setting the image aspect..........58 Selecting image quality (still image quality mode)..........59 Selecting image quality (movie image quality mode) .....60 Using a flash (flash photography)...................61 Adjusting flash output (flash intensity control)..............63 Processing options (picture mode) ..........................64 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (sharpness).............64 Making fine adjustments to contrast (contrast).....................65 Making fine adjustments to saturation (saturation)...............65 Adding a film grain effect to the Monochrome Profile (Film Grain Effect) ....................66 Making fine adjustments to tone (gradation) ................................66 Applying filter effects to monotone pictures (Color Filter)................67 Adjusting the tone of a monotone image (Monochrome Color)......67 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ................68 Movie sound options (recording sound with movies)...................69 Adding effects to a movie .........69 Shooting “My Clips” ..................70 Editing “My Clips” .....................71 Shooting slow/quick motion movies ......................................72 Recording high-speed movies.........................................73 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)......................74 Playback 78 Information display during playback......................................78 Playback image information .....78 Switching the information display ......................................79 Viewing photographs and movies.........................................80 Index display/Calendar display ......................................81 Viewing still images ..................81 Volume......................................82 Watching movies ......................83 Protecting images.....................83 Erasing images.........................83 Selecting images ([0], [Erase Selected], [Share Order Selected]) .................................84 Setting a transfer order on images ([Share Order]) .........................84 Audio recording ........................84
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5 EN Table of Contents Using the touch screen..............85 Selecting and protecting images......................................85 Menu functions 86 Basic menu operations..............86 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................87 Formatting the card (Card Setup).............................87 Deleting all images (Card Setup).............................87 Returning to default settings (Reset)......................................88 Registering Favorites settings (Assign Custom Modes) ...........88 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................89 Image quality (K)...................89 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) .............90 Setting the self timer (j/Y)...90 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (i time lapse shooting)..........91 Varying settings over a series of photographs (bracketing)..........92 Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images .........................95 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure)...................96 Keystone correction and perspective control (Keystone Comp.).....................97 Setting anti-shock/silent shooting (Anti-Shockz/Silent[♥])...........98 Setting hi-res shot (High Res Shot)........................99 Wireless remote control flash photography..............................99 Using the playback menu........100 Displaying images rotated (R)........................................100 Editing still images..................100 Canceling all protections ........102 Using the setup menu..............103 X (Date/time setting) .............103 W (Changing the display language)................................103 i (Monitor brightness adjustment).............................103 Rec View ................................103 Wi-Fi Settings .........................103 c Menu Display .....................103 Firmware.................................103 Using the custom menus.........104 R AF/MF ................................104 S Button/Dial .........................105 T Release/j/ Image Stabilizer......................106 U Disp/8/PC........................106 V Exp/p/ISO........................108 W # Custom..........................109 X K/Color/WB.....................110 Y Record/Erase.....................110 Z Movie .................................112 b Built-In EVF........................113 k K Utility............................114 AEL/AFL .................................115 MF Assist................................115 Mode Dial Function.................116 Viewing camera images on TV...........................................121 Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) .................................123 Adding information displays....124 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically...................126
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6 EN Table of Contents Combinations of movie image sizes and compression rates........................................126 Selecting the display style of the viewfinder ...............................127 Shooting self-portraits using the selfie assist menu...................128 Saving lens info ......................129 Connecting the camera to a smartphone 130 Connecting to a smartphone...131 Transferring images to a smartphone...............................132 Shooting remotely with a smartphone...............................132 Adding position information to images.......................................133 Changing the connection method ......................................134 Changing the password...........134 Cancelling a share order .........135 Initializing wireless LAN settings......................................135 Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer 136 Connecting the camera to a computer...................................136 Copying pictures to a computer...................................136 Installing the PC software .......137 Direct printing (PictBridge) .....139 Easy printing...........................139 Custom printing ......................140 Print reservation (DPOF) .........141 Creating a print order..............141 Removing all or selected pictures from the print order.................142 Cautions 143 Battery and charger .................143 Using your charger abroad .....143 Usable cards.............................144 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................145 Interchangeable lenses............146 External flash units designated for use with this camera ..........147 Wireless remote control flash photography............................147 Other external flash units........148 Principal Accessories..............149 System chart.............................150 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................152 Cleaning the camera ..............152 Storage...................................152 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device..........................152 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....153 Information 154 Shooting tips and information................................154 Error codes ...............................156 Menu directory..........................158 Default color and monochrome profiles ......................................165 Specifications...........................166
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7 EN Table of Contents SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 169 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........169 Index 179
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8 EN Quick task index Shooting g Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 32 Choosing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 58 Quickly matching settings to the scene Scene (SCN) mode 118 Pro-level photography made simple Live Guide 32 Adjusting the brightness of a photograph Exposure compensation 45 Taking pictures with a blurred background Live Guide 32 Aperture priority shooting 27 Taking pictures that stop the subject in motion or convey a sense of motion Live Guide 32 Shutter priority shooting 28 Scene (SCN) mode 118 Taking pictures with the correct color White balance 46 One-touch white balance 46 Enhancing images Creative dial 38 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area Using the touch screen 34 AF Area 47 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 49 Focusing on a small spot in the frame/ confirming focus before shooting Zoom frame AF/zoom AF 49 Recomposing photographs after focusing C-AF+TR (AF tracking) 52 Taking photos without the flash DIS Mode/ISO 118/45 Reducing camera shake Image Stabilizer/Anti-shock shooting 55/57 Self-timer 56 Remote cable 149 Taking pictures of a subject against backlight Flash shooting 61 Gradation (Picture Mode) 66 Photographing fireworks Bulb/time photography 30 Live composite photography 31 Scene (SCN) mode 118 Taking pictures without white subjects appearing too white or black subjects appearing too dark Gradation (Picture Mode) 66 Histogram/ Exposure compensation 23/45 Highlight&Shadow Control 44 Reducing image noise (mottling) Noise Reduct. 108 Quick task index
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9 EN Quick task index Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment/Live View Boost 103/107 Checking set effect before taking a picture Preview function 74 Test Picture 75 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level gauge 23 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 107 Zooming in on photos to check focus AUTOq (Rec View) 103 Self-portraits Self-timer 56 Sequential shooting Sequential shooting 56 Extending the useful life of the battery Quick Sleep Mode 114 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Still image quality mode 59 Shooting remotely with a smartphone Shooting remotely with a smartphone 132 Shooting without recording the shutter sound Silent[♥] 57 Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV HDMI/Video Out 106 Playback on TV 121 Viewing slideshows with background music Slideshow 82 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 101 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 101 Printing made easy Direct printing 139 Commercial prints Creating a print order 141 Transferring images to a smartphone Transferring images to a smartphone 132 Adding location data to images Adding location data to images 133 Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 18 Restoring default settings Reset 88 Saving the settings Assign Custom Modes 88 Changing the menu display language W 103 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 108
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10 EN Names of parts 1 3 2 6 5 9 7 8 0 a b h f g e d i c 4 1 Mode dial lock.................................P. 24 2 Rear dial* (o) ........................P. 26–29, 60, 76–77, 80 3 F dial (Exposure compensation dial) ........P. 45 4 R (Movie)/H button........P. 35, 74/P. 84 5 Shutter button .................................P. 25 6 Cable release connector...........P. 30, 31 7 Front dial* (r) ........................P. 26–29, 60, 76–77, 80 8 Mode dial ........................................P. 24 9 Creative dial....................................P. 38 0 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 15 a z (Preview) button.........................P. 74 b Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) c Stereo microphone ...........P. 69, 84, 102 d ON/OFF switch..............................P. 17 e Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator .............................................P. 56/P. 104 f Speaker g Strap eyelet.....................................P. 12 h Lens release button ........................P. 15 i Lens lock pin * In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial. Names of parts
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11 EN Names of parts 1 3 5 4 6 7 2 8 9 d a 0 c b f e g h i j k m l 1 Hot shoe .......................................P. 147 2 Eye sensor......................................P. 22 3 Viewfinder ......................................P. 22 4 Eyecup 5 Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 22 6 u (LV) button/Fn2 button .........................................P. 22, 75/P. 74 7 Monitor (Touch screen) ................................P. 20, 22, 50, 78, 85 8 Lever............................P. 35, 39–44, 80 9 Fn1 button ......................................P. 74 0 a (Magnify) button ............P. 37, 49, 80 a INFO button.............................P. 23, 79 b Q button ..................................P. 18, 86 c q (Playback) button......................P. 80 d  (Erase) button ............................P. 83 e Arrow pad*................................P. 47, 80 f MENU button.................................P. 86 g Tripod socket h Battery/card compartment cover.....P. 13 i Battery/card compartment lock.......P. 13 j Card slot .........................................P. 14 k Connector cover l HDMI connector (Type D).............P. 121 m Multi-connector .............P. 121, 136, 139 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad. Some large-diameter lenses may contact the tripod head when the camera is mounted on a tripod. This can be addressed by attaching an ECG-4 (available separately).
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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-LM3 Lithium ion battery BLN-1 Lithium ion charger BCN-1 • 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 4 hours) 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 2 1 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. 143).
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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. 144) before use. 1 Open the battery/card compartment cover. 2 Slide the card in until it is locked into place. • g “Usable cards” (P. 144) 3 Terminal area 2 1 • 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. 2 1  Removing the card Press the card in to eject it. Pull out the card. • Do not remove the battery or card while the card write indicator (P. 21) 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. 2 1 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.   Remove the lens cap 2 1 1 2 1 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. 1 2 Lens release button Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 146).
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16 EN Preparation 1 Using the monitor You can change the orientation and angle of the monitor. 1 3 2 Lower angle/Upper angle Self portrait • Rotate the monitor gently within the limits shown. Do not use force; failure to observe this precaution could damage the connectors. • If you are using a power zoom lens, it will automatically move to the wide angle side when the monitor is set in the selfie position. • When the monitor is in the selfie position, you can switch to the screen for taking self portraits. g “Shooting self-portraits using the selfie assist menu” (P. 128)
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17 EN Preparation 1 Power on 1 Rotate the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. • When the camera is turned on, the monitor will turn on. • To turn the camera off, return the switch to the OFF position.  ON/OFF switch 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 4 hours. Turn the camera on again before use.
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18 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 2 Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/Assign Custom Modes Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set Digital Tele-converter Off j/Y/ 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 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D 2016 The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 4 Save settings and exit. • Press Q to set the camera clock and exit to the main menu. • Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • 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 Q at a time signal of 0 seconds while setting [min].
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19 EN Preparation 1
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20 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display when shooting Monitor display during still photography 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 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 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 60p C1 +7 +7 -3 -3 +2 +2 z A B C D E y x w 1 g h i j k l m f e 3 2 6 5 4 9 7 0a b s v r q p o t n d c F 8 u p Monitor display during movie mode Wi-Fi 28mm K J I G n P P FHD F 60p H M-IS M-IS 1 L R L R TC 00:00:00:00 DF 01:02:03 01:02:03 WMUTX ISO ISO AUTO AUTO C-AF C-AF
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21 EN Shooting 2 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 14 2 Wireless LAN connection......P. 130–135 3 Super FP flash..............................P. 147 4 RC mode.......................................P. 147 5 Auto bracket/HDR..................P. 92/P. 95 6 Multiple exposure............................P. 96 DKeystone Comp.........................P. 97 Shading editor............................P. 40 7 High frame rate.............................P. 107 S-OVF* ....................................P. 114 8 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 90 9 Time lapse shooting........................P. 91 0 Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 48 a Movie sound ...................................P. 69 b Zoom operation direction/ Focal length/Internal temperature warning m ...........................P. 157 c Flash...............................................P. 61 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) d AF confirmation mark......................P. 25 e Image stabilizer...............................P. 55 f Scene mode..................................P. 118 Picture mode...................................P. 64 g White balance.................................P. 46 h Sequential shooting/Self-timer/ Anti-Shock shooting/Silent shooting/ High resolution shooting ...........P. 56–57 i Aspect ratio.....................................P. 58 j Record mode (still images).............P. 59 k Record mode (movies) ...................P. 60 l Available recording time ...............P. 145 m Number of storable still pictures ...P. 145 n Highlight&Shadow Control..............P. 44 o Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 63 Bottom: Exposure compensation .........................................P. 45 p Level gauge ....................................P. 23 q Exposure compensation value........P. 45 r Aperture value .........................P. 26–29 s Shutter speed ..........................P. 26–29 t Histogram .......................................P. 23 u Preview...........................................P. 74 v AE Lock ........................................P. 115 w Shooting mode.........................P. 24–36 x Assign Custom Modes....................P. 88 y Shooting using touch screen operations.......................................P. 34 z Flash intensity control.....................P. 63 A ISO sensitivity.................................P. 45 B AF mode .........................................P. 52 C Metering mode................................P. 53 D Flash mode.....................................P. 61 E Battery check..................................P. 17 F Live guide recall..............................P. 32 * Shown in viewfinder only. G Recording level meter.............P. 69, 112 H Silent shooting tab ..........................P. 37 I Movie (exposure) mode..................P. 69 J Movie effect ....................................P. 36 K Time code.....................................P. 112
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22 EN Shooting 2 Switching between displays The camera is equipped with an eye sensor, which turns the viewfinder on when you put your eye to the viewfinder. When you take your eye away, the sensor turns the viewfinder off and turns the monitor on. Monitor Put your eye to the viewfinder Viewfinder 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi j S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO FHD F 60P 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P FHD F 60P ISO-A 200 j S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Shows the subject in live view. Turns on automatically when you bring it to your eye. When the viewfinder is lit up, the monitor turns off. • The viewfinder will not turn on when the monitor is tilted. • If the viewfinder is not in focus, put your eye to the viewfinder and focus the display by rotating the diopter adjustment dial. • Press the u button to switch between the live view and super control panel displays. If the super control panel (P. 50) is displayed in the monitor, the viewfinder will turn on when you put your eye to the viewfinder.
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23 EN Shooting 2 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO button INFO Level gauge display (Custom display 2) INFO INFO 250 250 F5.6 P 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi INFO Histogram display (Custom display 1) Image only Information display on 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi F FHD 60p 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 250 250 F5.6 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi • Use the [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] option in the cCustom Menu U to choose the items that appear in Custom Displays 1 and 2. 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 and those below the lower limit in blue. 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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24 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. P ........................................................P. 26 A ........................................................P. 27 S ........................................................P. 28 M ........................................................P. 29 A ....................................................P. 32 C1/C2/C3/C4......................................P. 33 n ........................................................P. 36 1 Press the mode dial lock to unlock it, and then turn to set the mode you wish to use. • When the mode dial lock has been pressed down, the mode dial is locked. Each time you press the mode dial lock, it switches between locked/released. 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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25 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. 154) 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. • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g“Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 34) 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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26 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 S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 60P Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • You can use the exposure compensation dial to select exposure compensation. • Use the front or rear dial for program shift. • 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. 8000 8000 F22 F22 The subject is too bright. • The metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 45) Program shift (%) In mode P, you can choose different combinations of aperture value and shutter speed without altering exposure. “s” is displayed next to the shooting mode when the front or rear dial is rotated to enable program shift. To cancel program shift, rotate the dial until “s” is no longer displayed. • Program shift is not available when a flash is used. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Ps Wi-Fi FHD F 60P Program shift
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27 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 front or rear dial 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 ISO 400 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 60P • You can use the exposure compensation dial to select exposure compensation. 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. 8000 8000 F5.6 F5.6 The subject is overexposed. • Increase the aperture value. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 45)
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28 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 front or rear dial 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 ISO 400 F S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 60P • You can use the exposure compensation dial to select exposure compensation. Setting the shutter speed Slower shutter speed   Faster shutter speed 60" 15 30 60 125 250 8000 • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 2000 2000 F2.8 F2.8 The subject is underexposed. • Set the shutter speed slower. 125 125 F22 F22 The subject is overexposed. • Set the shutter speed faster. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. A commercially available ND filter (for adjusting the amount of light) is required. • The aperture value at the moment when its indication blinks varies with the lens type and focal length of the lens. • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g [ISO] (P. 45)
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29 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. Bulb, time, and live composite photography are also available. Rotate the mode dial to M, and then use the front dial to select aperture value and the rear dial to select shutter speed. Difference from correct exposure 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N M ISO 400 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 60P +0.3 +0.3 • When [AUTO] is selected for [ISO], exposure compensation can be adjusted using the exposure compensation dial. [All] must first be selected for [ISO-Auto]. g [ISO-Auto] (P. 109) Difference between exposure setting and exposure with exposure compensation Exposure compensation 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N M S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO Wi-Fi FHD F 60P +0.3 +0.3 ISO-A 400 ISO-A 400 • 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 1/8000 and 60 seconds or to [BULB] or [LIVE TIME], or [LIVECOMP]. • If you change the aperture value and shutter speed, the display on the monitor (or viewfinder) will not change. To display the image as it is going to be shot, set [Live View Boost] (P. 107) in Custom Menu. • 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. 108)
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30 EN Shooting 2 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. 109) • When using [LIVE TIME], the progress of the exposure will be displayed in the monitor during shooting. The display can also be refreshed by touching the monitor. • [Live Bulb] (P. 109) can be used to display the image exposure during bulb photography. • [LIVE BULB] and [LIVE TIME] are not available at some ISO sensitivity settings. • To reduce camera blur, mount the camera on a sturdy tripod and use a remote cable (P. 149). Third-party cable releases are also supported. • 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. 109) • [Image Stabilizer] turns off automatically.
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31 EN Shooting 2 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. 109). 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. 149). Third-party cable releases are also supported. • 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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32 EN Shooting 2 Letting the camera choose the settings (iAUTO mode) 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 Touch the tab to display the live guides. • Touch a guide item and press Q after selecting to display the slider of the level bar. 250 250 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi Tab Change Color Saturation Guide item 3 Use your finger to position the sliders. • Tap a to enter the setting. • To cancel the live guide setting, tap k on the screen. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, select an item and touch a to display a description. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Level bar/selection 4 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 2 and 3. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. Change Color Saturation 5 Shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button.
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33 EN Shooting 2 • [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. Custom Modes (C1, C2, C3, C4) Save settings to [Custom Mode C1], C2, C3, or C4 for instant recall. • Different settings can be saved to each of the four Custom Modes using the [Reset/Assign Custom Modes] (P. 88) option in W Shooting Menu 1. • The settings for the selected Custom Mode will be recalled when you rotate the mode dial to C1, C2, C3, or C4. • The photo story feature can be assigned to position C3 on the mode dial using the [Mode Dial Function] option in the Custom Menu (P. 116). • Scene mode can be assigned to position C4 on the mode dial using the [Mode Dial Function] option in the Custom Menu (P. 116).
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34 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 5 5 3x 3x 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/e-portrait/multiple exposure/during bulb, time or live composite photography/one-touch white balance dialog/when buttons or dials are in use • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation.
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35 EN Shooting 2 Recording movies Use the R button to record movies. Movies can not, however, be recorded when C3 is selected with the mode dial if the photo story has been assigned to C3. 1 Press the R button to begin recording. • You can change the focus location by touching the screen while recording. • If the lens supports power zoom, the lever ( ) can be used for power zoom during movie recording. 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 size of the movie file being recorded exceeds 4 GB, the file will be split automatically. • When recording movies, use an SD card that supports an SD speed class of 10 or higher. • To continuously record a movie of 4 GB or larger, do not set the image quality mode to All-Intra. Use another mode. • 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/scene mode (e-Portrait, Hand-Held Starlight, 3D)/time lapse shooting
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36 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. 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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37 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 Q to return the zoom frame to a central position. 2 Touch M or press the a (Magnify) button to zoom in on the area in the zoom frame. • Touch N or press the a (Magnify) button to return to the zoom frame display. 3 Touch O or press Q to cancel the zoom frame and exit Movie tele- converter mode. • 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. 113), 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. • When shooting slow/quick motion movies, you cannot use other movie effects than Movie Tele-converter.  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. 113) • You cannot take photographs while recording clips or slow/quick motion when [Movie+Photo Mode] is set to [mode1]. Set the frame rate to 30p or less. The number of photographs may be limited. • The autofocus and metering used in movie mode may differ from that used to take photographs. Using the silencing function when shooting a movie You can prevent the camera from recording operating sounds that occur due to camera operations while shooting. The following functions are available as touch operations. • Power zoom*/recording volume/aperture/shutter speed/ exposure compensation/ISO sensitivity * Only available with power zoom lenses Touch the silent shooting tab to display the function items. After touching an item, touch the displayed arrows to select the settings. Silent shooting tab 29:55 29:55 00:04 00:04 250 +3.0 +3.0 42mm TC 00:00:00:00 NDF n L R L R Off 00 • The options available vary with the shooting mode.
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38 EN Shooting 2 Image enhancement Use the creative dial to choose image enhancement options. Rotate the dial to align the index with the desired mode. • The creative dial can only be used when the mode dial is rotated to P, A, S, M, or C1 through C4. • Some features, such as multiple exposure and digital shift, are not available. Image enhancement mode (see below) Art Filter (P. 42) Color Creator (P. 41) Color Profile Control (P. 39) Monochrome Profile Control (P. 40) Picture mode Picture mode gives you a choice of quick and easy image enhancement options. Rotate the creative dial to I to take pictures in the mode selected for Picture Mode in the shooting menu (P. 64).   Picture mode options h i-Enhance Produces more impressive-looking results suited to the scene. i Vivid Produces vivid colors. j Natural Produces natural colors. Z Muted Produces flat tones. a Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. J Monochrome Produces black and white tone. K Custom Select one picture mode, set the parameters, and register the setting. v e-Portrait Produces smooth skin textures. Cannot be used with bracket photography or when shooting movies.
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39 EN Shooting 2 Adjusting individual colors (Color Profile Control) Twelve different colors can be adjusted by up to ±5. • Settings are stored in a color profile ([Color Profile 1], [Color Profile 2], or [Color Profile 3]). 1 Rotate the creative dial to COLOR. • The Color Profile Control will be displayed. All colors RESET RESET ViVid ±0 ViVid ±0 Color Color 2 Set hue using the front dial and saturation using the rear dial. • Modifications made with [Color All] displayed above the Color Profile Control apply to all colors. • To modify all colors simultaneously, press the INFO button and rotate the rear dial to adjust saturation. • Settings can be preset by pressing and holding the Q button (P. 165). 3 Press the Q button. • To return to the Color Profile Control, slide the lever. • Color profiles can be selected in the LV super control panel (P. 64). • Images taken with [RAW] selected for image quality mode are recorded in RAW+JPEG format. • When the Color Profile Control is displayed, the lever can be used to view the Highlight & Shadow Control (P. 44). RESET RESET Midtone HighLight+2 HighLight+2 Shadow+2 Shadow+2 All colors RESET RESET ViVid ±0 ViVid ±0 Color Color Color Profile Control Highlight&Shadow Control • Pictures taken using [HDR] or [Multiple Exposure] are recorded at the [Natural] setting. • The only option available for movies and photo stories (layouts) is [Color Profile 1].
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40 EN Shooting 2 Adjusting monochrome settings (Monochrome Profile Control) • Settings are stored in a monochrome profile ([Monochrome Profile 1], [Monochrome Profile 2], or [Monochrome Profile 3]). 1 Rotate the creative dial to MONO. • The Monochrome Profile Control will be displayed. RESET RESET Level +2 Level +2 Color Filter Color Filter Yellow 2 Choose a color filter using the front dial and adjust filter strength using the rear dial. 3 Use the lever to display shading options and adjust with the front or rear dial. • To access the Highlight & Shadow control, slide the lever. 4 Press the Q button. • Settings can be preset by pressing and holding the Q button (P. 165). • To return to the Monochrome Profile Control, slide the lever. • Monochrome profiles can be selected in the LV super control panel (P. 64) • A film-grain effect can be applied to monochrome profiles. g [Film Grain Effect] (P. 66) • Images taken with [RAW] selected for image quality mode are recorded in RAW+JPEG format. • When the Monochrome Profile Control is displayed, the lever can be used to view the Shading Editor and Highlight & Shadow Control displays (P. 44). RESET RESET Level +2 Level +2 Color Filter Color Filter Yellow ±0 ±0 RESET RESET Midtone HighLight+2 HighLight+2 Shadow+2 Shadow+2 Monochrome Profile Control Shading Editor Highlight&Shadow Control • Pictures taken using [HDR], [Multiple Exposure], [Keystone Comp.], or [High Res Shot] are recorded at the [Natural] setting. • The only option available for movies and photo stories (layouts) is [Monochrome Profile 1].
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41 EN Shooting 2 Adjusting overall color (Color Creator) The overall color of the image can be adjusted using any combination of 30 hues and 8 saturation levels. 1 Rotate the creative dial to CRT. • The Color Creator will be displayed. Color Color RESET RESET ViVid±0 ViVid±0 2 Set hue using the front dial and saturation using the rear dial. • Settings can be reset by pressing and holding the Q button. 3 Press the Q button. • To return to the Color Creator, slide the lever. • Images taken with [RAW] selected for image quality mode are recorded in RAW+JPEG format. • When the Color Creator is displayed, the lever can be used to view the Highlight & Shadow Control (P. 44). RESET RESET Midtone HighLight+2 HighLight+2 Shadow+2 Shadow+2 • Pictures taken using [HDR] or [Multiple Exposure] are recorded at the [Natural] setting.
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42 EN Shooting 2 Using art filters 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. * II and III are altered versions of the original (I).
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43 EN Shooting 2 1 Rotate the creative dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using the rear dial. • 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 Q or press the shutter button halfway to select the highlighted item and exit the art filter menu. Vintage ART 13 ART 13 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, use the lever to display the art filter menu. • 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. • When the art filter is displayed, the lever can be used to view the Highlight & Shadow Control (P. 44). RESET RESET Midtone HighLight+2 HighLight+2 Shadow+2 Shadow+2 • Pictures taken using [HDR], [Multiple Exposure], [Keystone Comp.], or [High Res Shot] are recorded at the [Natural] setting. • The filter type (I, II, or III) and effect for movies and photo stories (layouts) can be chosen using the [Picture Mode] option in W Shooting Menu 1. Setting and taking partial color images You can create images that extract only the colors that you selected using the color ring. Rotate the front dial (r) to select a color. Rotate the rear dial (o) to return to the filter menu. The effects will be displayed in live view. To choose a new color after shooting, slide the lever to return to the color selection display. Partial Color Color Color
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44 EN Shooting 2 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows Use [Highlight & Shadow Control] to adjust the brightness of highlights and shadows. 1 Use the lever to display the [Highlight & Shadow Control]. RESET RESET Midtone HighLight+2 HighLight+2 Shadow+2 Shadow+2 2 Use the rear dial to adjust shadows and the front dial to adjust highlights. • Settings can be reset by pressing and holding the Q button. Press the INFO button to view the mid-tone adjustment display. • The [Highlight & Shadow Control] can also be accessed via the control to which [Highlight & Shadow Control] has been assigned using [Multi Function] option (P. 76).
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45 EN Shooting 2 Using shooting options Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Rotate the exposure compensation dial to choose exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±3.0EV. • Exposure can be adjusted by up to ±5 EV if [w] is selected for [F Dial Function] and [Dial Function] is used to assign exposure compensation to a control such as the front or rear dial. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) • Exposure compensation is not available in A or scene modes. • The viewfinder and live view 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. Locking the exposure (AE Lock) You can lock just the exposure by pressing the Fn1 button. Use this when you want to adjust the focus and exposure separately or when you want to shoot several images at the same exposure. • If you press the Fn1 button once, the exposure is locked and u is displayed. g “AEL/AFL” (P. 115) • Press the Fn1 button once again to release the AE Lock. • The lock will be released if you operate the mode dial, MENU button, or Q button. ISO sensitivity Increasing ISO sensitivity increases noise (graininess) but allows photographs to be taken when lighting is poor. The setting recommended in most situations is [AUTO], which starts at ISO 200 — a value that balances noise and dynamic range — and then adjusts ISO sensitivity according to shooting conditions. 1 Press the F button to display options. 2 Use the front dial to select an option. P AUTO AUTO WB Auto Recommend F5.6 250 0.0 AUTO AUTO LOW LOW 200 200 250 250 320 320 400 400 500 500 ISO-A 400 ISO-A 400 WB AUTO WB AUTO AUTO The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. LOW, 200–25600 Sensitivity is set to the selected value.
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46 EN Shooting 2 Adjusting color (white balance) White balance (WB) ensures that white objects in images recorded by the camera appear white. [AUTO] is suitable in most circumstances, but other values can be selected according to the light source when [AUTO] fails to produce the desired results or you wish to introduce a deliberate color cast into your images. 1 Press the F button to display options. 2 Use the rear dial to select an option. P AUTO AUTO WB Auto Recommend F5.6 250 0.0 AUTO AUTO LOW LOW 200 200 250 250 320 320 400 400 500 500 ISO-A 400 ISO-A 400 WB AUTO WB AUTO WB mode Color temperature Light conditions Auto white balance AUTO k Used for most light conditions (when there is a white portion framed on the monitor). Use this mode for general use. Preset white balance 5 5300K For shooting outdoors on a clear day, or to capture the reds in a sunset or the colors in a fireworks display N 7500K For shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day O 6000K For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day 1 3000K For shooting under a tungsten light > 4000K For subjects lit by fluorescent lights U k For underwater photography n 5500K For flash shooting One-touch white balance P/Q/ W/X Color temperature set by one- touch WB. Choose when a white or gray subject can be used to measure white balance and the subject is under mixed lighting or lit by an unknown type of flash or other light source. Custom white balance CWB 2000K– 14000K After pressing the INFO button, use HI buttons to select a color temperature and then press Q. One-touch white balance Measure white balance by framing a piece of paper or other white object under the lighting that will be used in the final photograph. This is useful when shooting a subject under natural light, as well as under various light sources with different color temperatures. 1 Select [P], [Q], [W] or [X] (one-touch white balance 1, 2, 3 or 4) and press the INFO button. 2 Photograph a piece of colorless (white or gray) paper. • Frame the object so that it fills the display and no shadows fall it. • The one-touch white balance screen appears. 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. • The new value is saved as a preset white balance option. • The new value is stored until one-touch white balance is measured again. Turning the power off does not erase the data.
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47 EN Shooting 2 Setting the AF target (AF Area) Choose which of the 81 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press H to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to change to single target display and select the AF position. All Targets Single Target All Targets The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. • 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. 48). 1 Press 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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48 EN Shooting 2 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. 1 Press H to display the AF target. 2 Press the INFO button. • You can change the AF target selection method. 3 Use HI to select an option and press Q. i i o Selection method J Face Priority Off Face priority off. I Face Priority On Face priority on. K Face & Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF. L Face & R. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the right for face-priority AF. M Face & L. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the left for face-priority AF. 4 Point the camera at your subject. • If a face is detected, it will be indicated by a white border. 5 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. • When the camera focuses on the face in the white border, the border will turn green. • If the camera is able to detect the subject’s eyes, it will display a green frame over the selected eye. (pupil detection AF) 6 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 250 250 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 L N S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO ISO-A 200 Wi-Fi FHD F 60P 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 60P • Face priority applies only to the first shot in each sequence taken during sequential shooting. • 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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49 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. • Super Spot AF is available only when [mode2] is selected for [LV Close Up Mode] (P. 108). 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 60P 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 60P Zoom frame AF Zoom AF U U U U U U U(Press and hold) /Q 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. (×3, ×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 front dial (r) or rear dial (o). 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. Use FGHI to choose a different focus position. • 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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50 EN Shooting 2 Calling shooting options The LV super control panel can be used to view and adjust shooting settings, including those that are not currently assigned to any camera control. Adjust settings in the LV super control panel when you are not using live view. In movie and photo story modes, you can use live controls to adjust settings while previewing the results. Press the Q button to display the LV super control panel or live control. LV super control panel 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL 2 1 6 7 9 a c d f e b 5 3 4 8 0 Super control panel 250 250 F5.6 P i Recommended ISO NORM ISO AUTO AUTO WB AUTO 4:3 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 U AEL/AFL Settings that can be modified using LV super control panel 1 Currently selected option 2 ISO sensitivity.................................P. 45 3 Flash mode.....................................P. 61 4 Flash intensity control.....................P. 63 5 Sequential shooting/Self-timer........P. 56 6 White balance.................................P. 46 White balance compensation..........P. 54 7 Picture mode...................................P. 64 8 Sharpness N..................................P. 64 Contrast J .....................................P. 65 Saturation T .................................P. 65 Gradation z...................................P. 66 Color Filter x.................................P. 67 Monochrome Color y....................P. 67 Film Grain Effect.............................P. 66 9 Color space.....................................P. 68 0 Button function assignment ............P. 74 a Face priority....................................P. 48 b Metering mode................................P. 53 c Aspect ratio.....................................P. 58 d Record mode ............................P. 59, 60 e AF mode .........................................P. 52 AF target.........................................P. 47 f Image stabilizer...............................P. 55 • Not displayed in movie mode and PHOTO STORY mode.

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