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Table of Contents
Gather these items (box contents)......................................................3
Prepare the camera...............................................................................4
Turn the camera on...............................................................................6
Set date and time ..................................................................................7
Select a language..................................................................................9
Take a picture......................................................................................10
Shooting Mode Buttons ......................................................................... 12
s Modes (Scene)............................................................................. 13
Macro Mode........................................................................................... 13
Self-Timer .............................................................................................. 14
Flash Modes .......................................................................................... 14
Power Save Feature.............................................................................. 14
Menus and settings ............................................................................15
Top Menu............................................................................................... 15
Erase All Pictures .................................................................................. 15
Connecting the camera ......................................................................16
Playback on a TV................................................................................... 16
Direct Printing (PictBridge) .................................................................... 17
Transfer images ..................................................................................18
OLYMPUS Master Software ...............................................................20
Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use.
We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera
before taking important photographs.
Please observe the safety precautions at the end of this manual.
The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced
during the development stages and may differ from the actual product.
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Gather these items (box contents)
( Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose.
Digital Camera Strap LI-50B
Lithium Ion Battery
USB Cable AV Cable OLYMPUS Master 2
Items not shown: Advanced Manual (CD-ROM), Basic Manual (this manual), warranty card.
Contents may vary depending on purchase location.
Attach the strap
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Prepare the camera
a. Charge the battery.
( There are two types of the LI-50C battery charger, one is “AC cable type” and
the other is “plug-in type”. Depending on the region where you purchased the
camera, the included battery charger type differs. We explain here how to use
the AC cable type battery charger as an example. If you received the plug-in
type battery charger, plug it directly into an AC outlet.
( Battery comes partially charged.
b. Insert the battery and an xD-Picture Card (optional) in the camera.
Light On: Charging
Light Off: Charging complete
(Charging time: Approx. 2 hours)
AC Wall Outlet
Lithium Ion Battery
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Prepare the camera
( You can shoot pictures with this camera even without using an optional
xD-Picture Card™ (hereinafter referred to as “the card”). If an xD-Picture Card
is not inserted, your pictures will be saved to the internal memory.
For details on the card, please refer to the Advanced Manual.
Battery lock knob
To remove the battery, slide the battery
lock knob in the direction of the arrow.
( Insert the battery in the
orientation shown in the
If you insert the battery reversely,
the camera will not turn on even if
the o button pressed.
Notch ( Orient the card as shown in the
illustration and insert it straight into
the card slot.
Insert the card until it clicks into place.
To remove the card, push it all the way in and
release it slowly. Then grasp the card and
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Turn the camera on
This explains how to turn on the camera in shooting mode.
a. Set the mode dial to h.
Still picture shooting modes
b. Press the o button.
( To turn off the camera, press the o button once again.
h This function allows you to shoot with the camera’s automatic settings.
K The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed.
h This function reduces the blur incurred by a moving subject, or camera shake
when taking pictures.
s This function allows you to shoot pictures by selecting a scene according to the
g This function allows you to set the target items by following the shooting guide
displayed on the screen.
• When the date and time have
not yet been set, this screen will
When viewing pictures
When shooting movies
When shooting still pictures (shooting mode)
Y M D
---- -- -- -- --
The directions of the arrow pad (1243) are indicated
with 1243 in this manual.
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Set date and time
a. Press the 1F button and the 2Y button to select [Y].
• The first two digits of the year are fixed.
b. Press the 3# button.
c. Press the 1F button and the 2Y
button to select [M].
d. Press the 3# button.
About the date and time setting screen
Y M D
---- -- -- -- --
Exits a setting.
Date formats (Y-M-D, M-D-Y, D-M-Y)
2008 -- -- -- --
Y M D
2008 08 -- -- --
Y M D
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Set date and time
e. Press the 1F button and the 2Y
button to select [D].
f. Press the 3# button.
g. Press the 1F button and the 2Y
button to select the hours and minutes.
• The time is displayed in the 24-hour format.
h. Press the 3# button.
i. Press the 1F button and the 2Y
button to select [Y/M/D].
j. After all items have been set, press the o button.
• For precise time setting, press the o button as the time signal strikes 00 seconds.
2008 08 26 -- --
Y M D
2008 08 26 12 30
Y M D
2008 08 26 12 30
Y M D
o Button 10M
The number of storable
still pictures is displayed.
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Select a language
a. Press the m button to display the top menu.
b. Press the 3# button to select [SETUP], and press the o
c. Press the 1F button and the 2Y button to select [W], and
press the o button.
d. Press the arrow pad to select a
language, and press the o button.
EXIT SET OK
PW ON SETUP
EXIT SET OK
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Take a picture
a. Hold the camera.
Horizontal grip Vertical grip
• The AF target mark lights in green when the focus
and exposure are locked. The shutter speed and
aperture value are displayed.
• If the AF target mark blinks red, the camera is
unable to focus. Try locking the focus again.
AF target mark
Place this mark over your
The card access lamp blinks.
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a. Set the mode dial to q.
a. Press the 4& button and the 3# button to display the picture
that you want to erase.
b. Press the f/S button.
c. Press the 1F button to select [YES] and press the o button
to erase the picture.
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While in shooting mode, use these buttons for quick access to some of the more
commonly used features.
1 4& button (Macro Mode)
Use macro, super macro or S-macro LED mode when taking close-up pictures such
as of a flower.
2 1F button (Exposure Compensation)
Use this setting to overexpose (+) or underexpose (–) a picture. Use the arrow pad
to select the frame with the settings you want, and press o.
3 3# button (Flash Mode)
Select from 4 flash modes – Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, or Flash off.
4 2Y button (Self-timer)
Select the self-timer to delay the shot approximately 12 seconds from when the
shutter button is pressed.
5 o button (OK/FUNC)
Displays the function menu and sets the functions often used in shooting mode.
Also confirms and sets your selection of menu items.
6 m button (MENU)
Press this button to display the top menu.
7 q/< button
Press q in shooting mode to switch to playback mode and display the last picture
8 f/S button
Press f in shooting mode to turn on or off Shadow Adjustment Technology. This
function makes the subject’s face appear brighter even against backlight.
Hold down f/S in shooting mode to display the guide indicating the location of
9 g/E/Y button
Press g/E/Y repeatedly to display the composition guide lines and histogram.
Select a menu item, and press g/E/Y to display an explanation of its function.
Shooting Mode Buttons
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This function allows you to switch the s (scene mode) according to the subject.
1 Set the mode dial to s.
2 Press 12 to select a scene mode, and press o.
Shooting s (Scene) Modes
& This mode lets you shoot from as close as 10 cm/3.9 in. (when the zoom is set
for the zoom-out angle) and as close as 30 cm/11.8 in. (when the zoom is set for
the zoom-in angle) to your subject.
% Use this mode to take pictures as close as 2 cm/0.8 in. to your subject. In %
mode, the position of the zoom lens is fixed. If the distance between the camera
and the subject is over 50 cm/19.7 in., the picture will be out of focus.
O The LED light illuminates from 7 cm/2.8 in to 20 cm/7.9 in. from the lens in super
macro mode. Press the shutter button halfway to turn on the LED light.
1 Press 4&.
2 Press 4 3 to select [&], [%] or [O] and press o.
• PORTRAIT • SELF PORTRAIT • SHOOT & SELECT1
• LANDSCAPE • AVAILABLE LIGHT• SHOOT & SELECT2
• LANDSCAPE+PORTRAIT• SUNSET • BEACH & SNOW
• NIGHT SCENE • FIREWORKS • PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE
• NIGHT+PORTRAIT • CUISINE • UNDERWATER SNAPSHOT
• SPORT • BEHIND GLASS • UNDERWATER WIDE1
• INDOOR • DOCUMENTS • UNDERWATER WIDE2
• CANDLE • AUCTION • UNDERWATER MACRO
s Modes (Scene)
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1 Press 2Y.
2 Press 12 to select [ON], and press o.
3 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds after
the shutter button is pressed, then starts blinking. After blinking
for approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken.
1 Press 3#.
2 Press 4 3 to select the flash mode, and press o.
3 Press the shutter button halfway.
When the flash is set to fire, the # mark lights.
4 Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
To save battery power, the camera automatically enters sleep mode and stops
operating if not used for 3 minutes in shooting mode. Press the shutter button
or zoom button to reactivate the camera.
If the camera is not operated for 15 minutes after the camera enters sleep
mode, the camera automatically turns off. To resume operation, turn on the
Icon Flash Mode Description
Auto flash The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight
The red-eye reduction flash mode significantly reduces
this phenomenon by emitting pre-flashes before firing
the regular flash.
# Fill-in flash The flash fires regardless of the available light.
$ Flash off The flash does not fire.
Power Save Feature
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Menus and settings
1 Press m to display the top menu.
2 Use the arrow pad (1243) to select menu items, and press o to set them.
Set the image quality of the picture you will shoot according to its intended
Return the changed shooting functions back to default settings.
Adjust various shooting settings.
Set the date, time, language, and operation sound, etc.
Taking and combining panoramic pictures. An Olympus xD-Picture Card is
required for panorama shooting.
Select the scene according to the subject and shooting condition when the
s mode is selected.
Mute operational sounds that occur during shooting and playback,warning
beeps, shutter sounds, etc.
1 From the top menu of playback mode, select
[ERASE] -> [ALL ERASE], and press o.
2 Select [YES] and press o.
All the pictures are erased.
EXIT SET OK
Top menu in shooting mode
Erase All Pictures
CAUTION ERASING ALL
CAUTION ERASING ALL
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Connecting the camera
Use the AV cable provided with the camera to playback recorded images on your
TV. Both still pictures and movies can be played back.
1 Make sure that the TV and camera are turned off. Connect the multi-connector
on the camera to the video input terminal on the TV using the AV cable.
2 Turn the TV on and set it to the video input mode.
For details of switching to video input, refer to your TV’s instruction manual.
3 Set the mode dial to q, and press o to turn the camera on.
The last picture taken is displayed on the TV. Use the arrow pad to select the picture
you want to display.
Playback on a TV
Connect to the TV’s video
input (yellow) and audio
input (white) terminals.
AV cable (provided)
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Using the provided USB cable, you may connect your camera directly to a
PictBridge compatible printer to make prints.
1 In playback mode, display the picture you want to print out on the monitor.
2 Connect one end of the provided USB cable into the camera’s multi-connector
and the other end into the printer’s USB connector.
3 Press q/<.
When printing is finished, disconnect the USB cable
from the camera with the picture selection screen
Direct Printing (PictBridge)
EASY PRINT START
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a. Install the software.
1 Insert the OLYMPUS Master 2
2 Windows: Click the “OLYMPUS
Master 2” button.
Macintosh: Double-click the “Setup”
3 Simply follow the on-screen
b. Connect the camera to the computer.
1 Connect the camera and computer using the USB cable (included).
The monitor will turn on automatically.
2 Select [PC] on the monitor, and press o.
Your PC will now recognize your camera as
a removable storage drive.
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c. Transfer images to the computer.
1 With the camera now connected,
open OLYMPUS Master.
2 Click “Transfer Images” on
the browse window, and then click
“From Camera” .
3 Simply follow the on-screen
“Transfer Images” button
• For more detailed information regarding camera setup and usage, please refer
to the camera’s “Advanced Manual” provided on CD-ROM.
• For additional assistance, refer to the “Help” file in the OLYMPUS Master
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OLYMPUS Master Software
OLYMPUS Master Software: Use this software to download
pictures from the camera, view, organize, retouch, e-mail and
print your digital pictures and movies and more!
For the latest support information, visit the Olympus website
OS Windows 2000 Professional/XP/Vista or Mac OS X (v10.3 or later)
CPU Pentium III 500 MHz/Power PC G3 500 MHz/Intel Core Solo/Duo
1.5 GHz, or later
RAM 256 MB or more
Hard Disk 500 MB or more free space
Connection USB port/IEEE 1394 port
Monitor 1024 × 768 pixels resolution or more with minimum 65,536 colors
(Windows), 32,000 colors (Macintosh) (16.77 million colors or more
Other Internet Explorer 6 or later (Windows), Safari 1.0 or later, QuickTime
6 or later (Macintosh)
Register your camera when you install OLYMPUS Master to activate your
warranty, receive notifications of software and camera firmware updates,
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Product type : Digital camera (for recording and playback)
Digital recording, JPEG (in accordance with Design rule for Camera
File system (DCF))
Still pictures :
Applicable standards : Exif 2.2, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), PRINT Image Matching III,
Sound with still pictures : Wave format
Movies : AVI Motion JPEG
Memory : Internal memory
xD-Picture Card 16 MB to 2 GB (TypeH/M, Standard)
No. of pictures
(when fully charged)
: Approx. 260
(based on CIPA battery life measurement standards)
No. of effective pixels : 10,100,000 pixels
Image pickup device : 1/2.33" CCD (primary color filter), 10,700,000 pixels (gross)
Lens : Olympus lens 5.0 to 18.2 mm, f3.5 to 5.1
(equivalent to 28 to 102 mm on a 35 mm camera)
Photometric system : Digital ESP metering, spot metering system
Shutter speed : 4 to 1/1000 sec.
Shooting range : 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) to ) (W/T) (normal)
0.1 m (0.3 ft.) to ) (W), 0.3 m (1.0 ft.) to ) (T) (macro mode)
0.02 m (0.8 in.) to 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) (W only) (super macro mode)
0.07 m (2.8 in.) to 0.2 m (0.7 ft.) (W only) (S-macro LED mode)
Monitor : 2.7" TFT color LCD display, 230,000 dots
Flash charge time : Approx. 3.5 sec. (for full flash discharge at room temperature using a
new fully charged battery)
Outer connectors : Multi-connector (DC-IN jack, USB connector, A/V OUT jack)
Automatic calendar system : 2000 up to 2099
Type : Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IPX8 (under OLYMPUS
test conditions), available in 10 m (32.8 feet) deep water
Meaning : Camera can normally be used under water at a specified water
Dust resistance : IEC Standard publication 529 IP6X (under OLYMPUS test
Temperature : -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F) (operation)/
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) (storage)
Humidity : 30% to 90% (operation)/10% to 90% (storage)
Power supply : One Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-50B) or Olympus AC adapter
Dimensions : 93.2 mm (W) × 61.4 mm (H) × 21.3 mm (D) (3.7 × 2.4 × 0.8 in.)
Weight : 173 g (6.1 oz) (excluding battery and card)
“Shadow Adjustment Technology” function contains patented technologies from Apical
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(Using in low temperatures
Low temperature operation of the optional Olympus xD-Picture Card and lithium ion battery are
guaranteed to 0°C (32°F). However, the following have been tested for use with this product in
temperatures up to -10°C (14°F).
Olympus xD-Picture Card
9: Operation confirmed
Olympus lithium ion battery
• The number of storable still pictures is reduced in low temperatures.
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
(Lithium ion battery (LI-50B)
Product type : Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Model No. : LI-50BA/LI-50BB
Standard voltage : DC 3.7 V
Standard capacity : 925 mAh
Battery life : Approx. 300 full charges (varies on usage)
Temperature : 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (charging)/
-10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F) (operation)/
-10°C to 35°C (14°F to 95°F) (storage)
Dimensions : 34.4 × 40.0 × 7.0 mm (1.4 × 1.6 × 0.3 in.)
Weight : Approx. 20 g (0.7 oz)
(Battery charger (LI-50C)
Model No. : LI-50CAA/LI-50CAB/LI-50CBA/LI-50CBB
Power requirements : AC 100 to 240 V (50 to 60 Hz)
Output : DC 4.2 V, 700 mA
Charging time : Approx. 2 hours
Temperature : 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (operation)/
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) (storage)
Dimensions : 62.0 × 23.8 × 90.0 mm (2.4 × 0.9 × 3.5 in.)
Weight : Approx. 70 g (2.5 oz)
16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Standard 9 9 9 9 9 9
TypeM 9 9 9 9
TypeH 9 9 9 9
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Water resistance: The waterproof feature is warranted*1
to operate at depths up to
10 m (32.8 feet) for up to one hour. The waterproof feature may be compromised if the
camera is subject to substantial or excessive impact.
Shock resistance: The anti-shock feature warrants*2
the operation of the camera
against accidental impact incurred from everyday use of your digital compact camera.
The anti-shock feature does not unconditionally warrant all defective operation or
cosmetic damage. Cosmetic damage, such as scratches and dents, are not covered
under the warranty.
As with any electronic device, proper care and maintenance are required to preserve
the integrity and operation of your camera. To maintain camera performance, please
take your camera to the nearest Olympus Authorized Service Center to have it
inspected after any major impact. In the event the camera is damaged as a result of
negligence or misuse, the warranty will not cover costs associated with the service or
repair of your camera. For additional information on our warranty, please visit to the
Olympus website for your local area.
Please observe the following care instructions for your camera.
• Check the camera for foreign material including dirt, dust or sand.
• Be sure to close the battery/card compartment cover and connector cover firmly so
that each lock makes clicking sound.
• Do not open the battery/card compartment cover and connector cover with wet hands,
while under water, or in a damp or dusty environment (e.g. beach).
• Be sure to wipe off any excess water or debris after using the camera under water.
• After the camera is used under sea water, immerse the camera in a bucket
containing fresh water for about 10 minutes (with the battery/card compartment
cover and connector cover firmly closed). After that, dry the camera in a shade
with good ventilation.
• Water drops may be observed on the inner surface of the battery/card
compartment cover or connector cover after you open each cover. If any water
drops are found, be sure to wipe them off before using the camera.
Notes after use
• Any foreign material may be adhered to the periphery of the lens cover, after you use
the camera in an environment containing foreign material including dirt, dust or sand,
or when the lens cover won’t move smoothly.
If you continue to use the camera in such a condition, the lens may be damaged or the
lens cover may become stuck, causing a failure. To avoid such a failure, wash the
camera using the following method.
Important Information About Water And Shock Resistant Features
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1 Insert the battery and close the battery/card
compartment cover and connector cover firmly
so that each lock makes the clicking sound.
2 Fill a bucket with fresh water, immerse the
camera in the bucket with the lens surface
downward and shake the camera thoroughly.
3 Press the o button several times in the
water and close/open the lens cover
4 Furthermore, shake the camera further with the cover opened.
Follow the steps 1 to 4, then check if the lens cover moves smoothly.
If the lens cover does not move smoothly, rinse the lens face by placing it directly under
a strong stream of tap water and pressing the o button repeatedly.
Storage and Maintenance
• Do not leave the camera in an environment at high temperature (40°C (104°F) or
more) or at low temperature (-10°C (14°F) or less). Failure to do so may break down
• Do not use chemicals for cleaning, rust prevention, anti-fogging, repairing, etc. Failure
to do so may break down water resistance.
• Do not leave the camera in water for a long time. Failure to do so will cause
damage to the camera’s appearance and/or deteriorate water resistance.
• In addition do not pour water over the camera directly from the water faucet.
• In order to preserve the water resistant feature, as with any underwater housing,
it is recommended that the waterproof packing (and seals) are replaced annually.
For the Olympus distributors or service stations where the waterproof packing
can be replaced, visit Olympus website for your local area.
Closing Battery/Card Compartment Cover and Connector cover
Note: The included accessories (e.g. charger) do not offer shock or water resistance.
*1 as determined by Olympus pressure testing equipment in accordance to IEC
Standard Publication 529 IPX8 - This means that the camera can be used normally
under water at a specified water pressure.
*2 This anti-shock performance is confirmed by Olympus’ testing conditions in
accordance with MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure IV (Transit Drop Test).
For more details of Olympus’ testing conditions, please refer to the Olympus website
for your local area.
Battery/card compartment cover
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Read All Instructions — Before you use the product, read all operating
instructions. Save all manuals and documentation for future reference.
Cleaning — Always unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use
only a damp cloth for cleaning. Never use any type of liquid or aerosol cleaner,
or any type of organic solvent to clean this product.
Attachments — For your safety, and to avoid damaging the product, use only
accessories recommended by Olympus.
Water and Moisture — For precautions on products with weatherproof designs,
read the weatherproofing sections.
Location — To avoid damage to the product, mount the product securely on a
stable tripod, stand, or bracket.
Power Source — Connect this product only to the power source described on the
Lightning — If a lightning storm occurs while using an AC adapter, remove it from
the wall outlet immediately.
Foreign Objects — To avoid personal injury, never insert a metal object into the
Heat — Never use or store this product near any heat source such as a radiator,
heat register, stove, or any type of equipment or appliance that generates heat,
including stereo amplifiers.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS SERVICE PERSONNEL.
An exclamation mark enclosed in a triangle alerts you to important operating and
maintenance instructions in the documentation provided with the product.
If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, serious
injury or death may result.
If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, injury or
death may result.
If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, minor
personal injury, damage to the equipment, or loss of valuable data may result.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, NEVER DISASSEMBLE, EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO WATER OR OPERATE IN A HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENT.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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( Do not use the camera near flammable or explosive gases.
( Do not use the flash and LED on people (infants, small children, etc.)
at close range.
• You must be at least 1 m (3 ft.) away from the faces of your subjects. Firing the
flash too close to the subject’s eyes could cause a momentary loss of vision.
( Keep young children and infants away from the camera.
• Always use and store the camera out of the reach of young children and infants
to prevent the following dangerous situations which could cause serious injury:
• Becoming entangled in the camera strap, causing strangulation.
• Accidentally swallowing the battery, cards or other small parts.
• Accidentally firing the flash into their own eyes or those of another child.
• Accidentally being injured by the moving parts of the camera.
( Do not look at the sun or strong lights with the camera.
( Do not use or store the camera in dusty or humid places.
( Do not cover the flash with a hand while firing.
( Stop using the camera immediately if you notice any unusual odors,
noise, or smoke around it.
• Never remove the batteries with bare hands, which may cause a fire or burn your
( Do not leave the camera in places where it may be subject to
extremely high temperatures.
• Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate and, in some circumstances, cause the
camera to catch fire. Do not use the charger or AC adapter if it is covered (such
as a blanket). This could cause overheating, resulting in fire.
( Handle the camera with care to avoid getting a low-temperature
• When the camera contains metal parts, overheating can result in a low-
temperature burn. Pay attention to the following:
• When used for a long period, the camera will get hot. If you hold on to the
camera in this state, a low-temperature burn may be caused.
• In places subject to extremely cold temperatures, the temperature of the
camera’s body may be lower than the environmental temperature. If possible,
wear gloves when handling the camera in cold temperatures.
( Be careful with the strap.
• Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera. It could easily catch on stray
objects - and cause serious damage.
( Do not touch the metallic parts of the camera for a long period of
time at low temperatures.
• This may damage your skin. At low temperatures, handle the camera while
Handling the Camera
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• The camera uses a lithium ion battery specified by Olympus. Charge the battery
with the specified charger. Do not use any other chargers.
• Never heat or incinerate batteries.
• Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them from
coming into contact with any metal objects such as jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc.
• Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected
to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc.
• To prevent causing battery leaks or damaging their terminals, carefully follow all
instructions regarding the use of batteries. Never attempt to disassemble a
battery or modify it in any way, by soldering, etc.
• If battery fluid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes immediately with clear, cold
running water and seek medical attention immediately.
• Always store batteries out of the reach of small children. If a child accidentally
swallows a battery, seek medical attention immediately.
• Keep batteries dry at all times.
• To prevent batteries from leaking, overheating, or causing a fire or explosion,
use only batteries recommended for use with this product.
• Insert the battery carefully as described in the operating instructions.
• If rechargeable batteries have not been recharged within the specified time,
stop charging them and do not use them.
• Do not use a battery if it is cracked or broken.
• If a battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or becomes abnormal in
any other way during operation, stop using the camera.
• If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing and flush
the affected area with clean, running cold water immediately. If the fluid burns
your skin, seek medical attention immediately.
• Never subject batteries to strong shocks or continuous vibration.
• Before loading, always inspect the battery carefully for leaks, discoloration,
warping, or any other abnormality.
• The battery may become hot during prolonged use. To avoid minor burns, do
not remove it immediately after using the camera.
• Always unload the battery from the camera before storing the camera for a long
Follow these important guidelines to prevent batteries from leaking,
overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shocks or burns.
Battery Handling Precautions
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For customers in Europe
Use Only Dedicated Rechargeable Battery and Battery Charger
We strongly recommend that you use only the genuine Olympus dedicated
rechargeable battery and battery charger with this camera.
Using a non-genuine rechargeable battery and/or battery charger may result in fire
or personal injury due to leakage, heating, ignition or damage to the battery.
Olympus does not assume any liability for accidents or damage that may result
from the use of a battery and/or battery charger that are not genuine Olympus
• IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc.
• xD-Picture Card™ is a trademark.
• All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or
trademarks of their respective owners.
• The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design
Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
“CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements
for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark cameras
are intended for sales in Europe.
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate
collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries.
Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse.
Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the
disposal of this product.
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Provisions of warranty
1. If this product proves to be defective, although it has been used properly (in accordance with the
written Handling Care and Operating instructions supplied with it), during a period of two years
from the date of purchase from an authorized Olympus distributor within the business area of
Olympus Imaging Europa GmbH as stipulated on the website: http://www.olympus.com this
product will be repaired, or at Olympus’s option replaced, free of charge. To claim under this
warranty the customer must take the product and this Warranty Certificate before the end of the
two year warranty period to the dealer where the product was purchased or any other Olympus
service station within the business area of Olympus Imaging Europa GmbH as stipulated on the
website: http://www.olympus.com. During the one year period of the World Wide Warranty the
customer may turn the product in at any Olympus service station. Please notice that not in all
countries such Olympus service station exists.
2. The customer shall transport the product to the dealer or Olympus authorized service station at his
own risk and shall be responsible for any costs incurred in transporting the product.
3. This warranty does not cover the following and the customer will be required to pay repair charge,
even for defects occurring within the warranty period referred to above.
(a) Any defect that occurs due to mishandling (such as an operation performed that is not
mentioned in the Handling Care or other sections of the instructions, etc.)
(b) Any defect that occurs due to repair, modification, cleaning, etc. performed by anyone other
than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station.
(c) Any defect or damage that occurs due to transport, a fall, shock, etc. after purchase of the
(d) Any defect or damage that occurs due to fire, earthquake, flood damage, thunderbolt, other
natural disasters, environmental pollution and irregular voltage sources.
(e) Any defect that occurs due to careless or improper storage (such as keeping the product under
conditions of high temperature and humidity, near insect repellents such as naphthalene or
harmful drugs, etc.), improper maintenance, etc.
(f) Any defect that occurs due to exhausted batteries, etc.
(g) Any defect that occurs due to sand, mud, etc. entering the inside of the product casing.
(h) When this Warranty Certificate is not returned with the product.
(i) When any alterations whatsoever are made to the Warranty Certificate regarding the year,
month and date of purchase, the customer’s name, the dealer’s name, and the serial number.
(j) When proof of purchase is not presented with this Warranty Certificate.
4. This Warranty applies to the product only; the Warranty does not apply to any other accessory
equipment, such as the case, strap, lens cap and batteries.
5. Olympus’s sole liability under this warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing the product.
Any liability for indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind incurred or suffered by the
customer due to a defect of the product, and in particular any loss or damage caused to any lenses,
films, other equipment or accessories used with the product or for any loss resulting from a delay
in repair or loss of data, is excluded. Compelling regulations by law remain unaffected by this.
Notes regarding warranty maintenance
1. This warranty will only be valid if the Warranty Certificate is duly completed by Olympus or an
authorized dealer or other documents contain sufficient proof. Therefore, please make sure that
your name, the name of the dealer, the serial number and the year, month and date of purchase
are all completed or the original invoice or the sales receipt (indicating the dealer’s name, the date
of purchase and product type) is attached to this Warranty Certificate. Olympus reserves the right
to refuse free-of-charge service if neither Warranty Certificate is completed nor the above
document is attached or if the information contained in it is incomplete or illegible.
2. Since this Warranty Certificate will not be re-issued, keep it in a safe place.
* Please refer to the list on the web site: http://www.olympus.com for the authorized international
Olympus service network.
Disclaimer of Warranty
Olympus makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, by or concerning any
content of these written materials or software, and in no event shall be liable for any impelled warranty
purchase are all completed or the original invoice or the sales receipt of merchantability or fitness for
any particular purpose or for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including but not
limited to damages for loss of business profits, business interruption and loss of business information)
arising from the use of inability to use these written materials or software. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitations
may not apply to you.
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