Olympus Stylus 400 Digital manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus 400 Digital in English. This PDF manual has 173 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions. Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC. DIGITAL CAMERA - PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL
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z 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. z We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. z This reference manual contains guidelines for using Olympus Stylus 300/400 DIGITAL (µ [mju:] 300/400 DIGITAL). Except where otherwise specified, the explanations in the manual apply to both models. z In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. DIGITAL CAMERA REFERENCE MANUAL
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2 For customers in North and South America For customers in Europe Trademarks • 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 Computer Inc. • 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. For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : Stylus 300 DIGITAL, Stylus 400 DIGITAL RM-2 (Remote control) Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
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3 Contents P.4 Introduction of the camera’s functions This section guides you through the basic operations from taking pictures to playing them back. “Quick-start guide” is designed for those who want to become familiar with the camera in a very short time. Getting started P.8 1 Quick-start guide P.33 2 Using the menus and tabs P.39 3 Shooting basics P.47 4 For fine-tuning the settings to get that particular shot Advanced shooting P.65 5 For playing back and arranging pictures Playback P.83 6 Settings that make the camera easier to operate. Useful functions P.101 7 Printing pictures Print settings P.111 8 Troubleshooting and other information Miscellaneous P.117 9 Specifications P.133 Glossary of terms P.135 index P.137
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4 Contents Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 Getting started 8 Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Weatherproof feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Attaching the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Loading the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using an optional AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Inserting a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Removing the card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 If the card is not recognized (card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2 Quick-start guide 33 Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Erasing pictures (Single-frame erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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5 Contents 3 Using the menus and tabs 39 About the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 How to use the menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Shortcut menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 4 Shooting basics 47 Shooting modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Taking still pictures using the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Taking still pictures using the viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock). . . . . . . . . 54 Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Night scene mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Using the digital zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 5 Advanced shooting 65 Macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Remote control shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Selecting the metering area , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Sequential shooting , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Panorama shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Taking two-in-one pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Selecting a record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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6 Contents Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) . . 79 Adjusting the White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 6 Playback 83 Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 QUICK VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Selecting the number of pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Playback on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Picture Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Creating black and white pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Creating sepia-toned pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Resizing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 7 Useful functions 101 Saving the settings (All Reset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Formatting cards (Card setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Displaying shooting information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Adjusting the monitor brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Viewing a picture immediately after shooting (Rec View) . . . 107 Turning the beep sound off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Pixel Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Video output selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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7 Contents 8 Print settings 111 How to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Single-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Resetting print reservation data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 9 Miscellaneous 117 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 List of functions by shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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8 1 Getting started 1 Getting started Names of parts Camera Shutter button P.33 Flash P.62 USB connector Connector cover P.23, 89 DC-IN jack (4.8V) P.20 Self-timer/ Remote control lamp P.66, 67 Lens barrier Turns the camera on and off in the shooting mode. Lens Extends automatically when you open the lens barrier. P.25 VIDEO OUT jack P.89 Remote control receiver P.67 Card cover P.23 DC-IN jack cover P.20
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9 Names of parts Getting started 1 Monitor P.35 Battery compartment cover P.18 OK/Menu button ( ) P.39 Monitor button (QUICK VIEW ) P.35 Flash mode button Shooting mode button Zoom button (W/T ) P.59, 85, 86 Macro button Self-timer button Arrow pad Strap eyelet P.16 Tripod socket Viewfinder AF target mark P.50 Green lamp P.50 Orange lamp P.50 The arrow pad is used as arrow keys, as well as function buttons. The , , , and marks indicate which arrow key to press. Playback button ( ) P.26
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10 Names of parts 1 Getting started Monitor indications z z z zShooting mode Items Indications Ref. page 1 Shooting mode , , , , , , P.47 2 Battery check , P.13 3 Green lamp P.50 4 Flash stand-by/ Camera movement warning/ Flash charge (Lights) (Blinks) P.62 5 Macro mode P.65 6 Flash mode , , P.62 7 Sequential shooting , P.70 8 Self-timer Remote control P.66 P.67 9 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.75 10 Resolution 2272 × 1704, 2048 × 1536, etc. P.76 11 Exposure compensation -2.0 – +2.0 P.79 12 Metering P.69 13 White balance , , , P.81 14 AF target mark [ ] P.54 15 Memory gauge , , , P.13 Still picture Movie SHQ SHQ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 2 5 6 9 11 13 14 15 16
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11 Names of parts Getting started 1 16 Number of storable still pictures Seconds remaining 16 16'' P.50 P.57 Items Indications Ref. page
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12 Names of parts 1 Getting started z z z zPlayback mode INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the monitor. Screens when the Information display is set to ON are shown below. “Displaying shooting information” (P.105) • The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the index display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie playback function. Items Indications Ref. page 1 Battery check , P.13 2 Print reservation, Number of prints ×10 P.111 3 Movie P.91 4 Protect P.93 5 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.75 6 Resolution 2272 × 1704, 2048 × 1536, etc. P.76 7 Exposure compensation -2.0 – +2.0 P.79 8 White balance AUTO, , , , P.81 9 Date and time ’03.05.17 15:30 P.30 10 File number (still picture) Playing time/Total recording time (movie) FILE: 100-0030 0"/20" — 2048 2048 1536 1536 Still picture Movie 1 4 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note
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13 Names of parts Getting started 1 z z z zMemory gauge The memory gauge lights up when you take a picture or record a movie. While the gauge is lit, the camera is storing the picture or the movie on the card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. When the whole memory gauge is lit, wait a few moments until the lit area goes off before taking the next shot. When taking still pictures When recording movies z z z zBattery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication on the monitor changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the camera is in use. Before shooting (Gauge is off) No more pictures can be taken (Fully lit) Wait until the gauge returns to the status on the left to take the next shot. One picture taken (Lit) Shoot Shoot Shoot Wait More than two taken (Lit) Before shooting (Gauge is off) Shoot Wait If you continue shooting During shooting (Lit) •Shooting is not possible until the lit area goes off completely. •Movie recording ends automatically when the whole memory gauge is lit. Lights (Green) Pictures can be taken.* Green and orange lamps on right of viewfinder blink Remaining power level: exhausted Replace with a charged battery. Lights (Red) Remaining power level: low Recharge as soon as possible especially for extended use. No indication
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14 Names of parts 1 Getting started * Energy consumption varies greatly depending on the camera’s operational status. The camera may turn off without displaying the low battery warning. Recharge as soon as possible. Weatherproof feature The camera is weatherproof and is not damaged by water spray from any direction. However, it cannot be used underwater. Observe the following precautions when using the camera. Olympus will not assume any responsibility for malfunction of the camera caused by water getting inside as a result of misuse by the user. • The camera loses its waterproof capability if the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover is open. Make sure that all the covers are closed before using the camera. • Wipe any water off the camera before changing the battery or card. • Keep the lens out of the water when taking pictures. (The camera may not focus correctly.) • If the camera gets splashed, wipe the water off as soon as possible with a dry cloth. Salt water spray or droplets can cause damage to the camera if the camera is not wiped dry as soon as possible. • Do not apply excessive force to or attempt to peel off the rubber packing of the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover. • If the rubber packing becomes worn or damaged, contact your nearest Olympus service center. (A charge is made for replacement of parts.) • If the rubber packing of the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover contains dirt or sand, wipe it off before closing the cover, otherwise water may get inside the camera. • The rechargeable battery and other camera accessories are not weatherproof. Care should be taken when using the accessories. •Do not wash the camera with water. •Do not drop the camera into water. •Do not take pictures underwater.
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15 1 Getting started How to use this manual This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. Indications used in this manual Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. Reference pages describing details or associated information. Adjusting the monitor brightness This function lets you adjust the brightness of the monitor. The brightness can be adjusted in either the shooting mode or the playback mode. 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU  SETUP  , and press . “How to use the menus” (P.40) 2 Press to adjust the brightness of the monitor, and when you have set the desired level, press . • Pressing brightens the monitor, and pressing darkens it. • Press again to exit the menu. Arrow pad ( ) ADJUST GO Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details of operating procedures, see “How to use the menus” (P.40). The buttons for the function and their location are clearly illustrated. , , and indicate which button to press on the arrow pad. Note
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16 1 Getting started Attaching the strap 1 Thread the short end of the strap through the strap eyelet. 2 Thread the long end of the strap through the loop that has already gone through the eyelet. 3 Pull the strap tight, making sure that it is securely fastened and does not come loose. • Do not pull the strap too hard as this may cause it to break. • Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing injury or damage. • Attach the strap correctly following the procedure so that the camera does not fall off. If the strap is attached incorrectly and the camera falls off, Olympus is not responsible for any damages. Strap eyelet Note
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17 1 Getting started Charging the battery This camera uses an Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-10B). The battery is dedicated to this camera and other batteries do not work. The battery is not fully charged when the camera is purchased. Fully charge the battery on the specified charger (LI-10C) before first use. For details, read the charger’s instructions (provided). z z z zAbout the battery Make sure that the + and – terminals of the battery shown in the illustration on the right are correctly oriented when loading the battery into the charger. • Use only the specified charger. • We recommend that you keep a spare battery (sold separately) with you if you are planning to use the camera for long periods. Connector terminals Lithium ion battery AC wall outlet To the AC input connector AC cable Lithium ion battery Charger Charge indicator When charge indicator changes from red to green, the battery is fully charged. Note
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18 1 Getting started Loading the battery Use an Olympus LI-10B lithium ion battery. 1 Make sure that: 2 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of (the direction indicated by the mark on the cover), and lift it up in the direction of . 3 Insert the battery in the direction shown in the illustration. 4 Close the battery compartment cover so that it pushes the battery down inside . While pressing the mark, slide the cover in the direction of . • If the battery compartment cover seems hard to close, do not force it. With the battery compartment cover shut, press the mark firmly and push in the direction shown in the illustration. • If the camera is left for about a day with the battery removed, the date and time settings will revert to the factory default settings. • Be sure to check the date and time after changing the battery. Important The lens barrier is closed. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder is off. The monitor is off. Battery compartment cover Connector terminals Note
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19 Loading the battery Getting started 1 z z z zRemoving the battery 1 Turn the camera over so that it is upside down. • This will prevent the battery from falling out when you open the battery compartment cover. 2 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of (the direction indicated by the mark on the cover), and lift it up in the direction of . 3 Remove the battery. • Keeping your hand over the battery compartment, return the camera to the upright position to remove the battery. 4 Close the battery compartment cover. • Be sure to turn the camera upside down before opening the battery compartment cover to prevent the battery from falling out. The amount of power consumed varies considerably depending on the operations performed on the digital camera. If you use an exhausted battery, the camera may turn off without displaying the battery level warning (P.13). Precautions when using the battery Battery compartment cover Note
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20 Loading the battery 1 Getting started Using an optional AC adapter In addition to the lithium ion battery provided with the camera, you can also use an AC adapter. Choose the power source best suited to the situation. An optional Olympus AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as image downloads. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the area the camera is being used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or Service center for details. • If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC, the image data may be lost or damaged. You are recommended to use the AC adapter when transferring images to a PC. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is communicating with the PC. • Do not remove or load the batteries or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. AC wall outlet Power plug AC adapter Connection cord plug Open the DC-IN jack cover and plug in the AC adapter. DC-IN jack Note
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21 Loading the battery Getting started 1 • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This could mean that the battery runs down faster. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. • Repeated zoom adjustments. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the camera is connected to a PC. • Carefully read the separate-volume Safety Precaution before use. • When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the AC adapter even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge batteries in the camera.
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22 1 Getting started Inserting a card “Card” in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the card to record pictures. Card basics The card corresponds to normal camera film for recording the pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. c Index area You can write down the card’s contents. d Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 to 256 MB) • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. “Formatting cards (Card setup)” (P.103) 1 Make sure that: 2 Open the connector cover while pressing the mark in the illustration. d c Note The lens barrier is closed. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder is off. The monitor is off. Connector cover
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23 Inserting a card Getting started 1 3 Open the card cover by pulling the card cover catch towards you. 4 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot. • Insert the card while keeping it straight. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. 5 Close the card cover. 6 Close the connector cover. • Press the mark in the illustration when closing the connector cover. Card cover catch Card cover Index area side Do not close the connector cover without first closing the card cover. Note
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24 Inserting a card 1 Getting started Removing the card 1 Open the connector cover and the card cover. 2 Push the card all the way in to unlock it, then let it return slowly. • The card is ejected a short way and then stops. 3 Hold the card straight and pull it out. • Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint pens. • Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the battery while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data on the card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored. • Do not push the card in when the card cover is closed. Doing so could damage the card or the camera. Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Note Note
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25 1 Getting started Power on/off z z z zWhen shooting pictures Power on: Open the lens barrier. The camera turns on in the shooting mode. The lens extends and the subject is displayed on the monitor. If the lens does not extend when the lens barrier is opened, there is a possibility that the barrier is not fully open. Open the lens barrier fully until you feel it click. When using the camera for the first time or after the camera has been left for about a day with the battery removed, the date and time are reset. In this event, “SET DATE & TIME” appears on the monitor when the camera is turned on. “Setting the date and time” (P.30) Press to turn off the monitor. The camera is still on. Power off: Close the lens barrier slightly until it almost touches the lens barrel. The lens barrier stops just before it touches the lens and the lens retracts. Wait until the lens is fully retracted before closing the lens barrier completely. The camera turns off. (The monitor also turns off.) TIPS • To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode and stops the operation after about 3 minutes of non- operation. If the monitor is on, it will automatically turn off. The lens retracts automatically 5 minutes after that. The camera activates again as soon as you lightly press the shutter button or zoom button. Whenever possible, turn the camera off when you do not intend to take any pictures for a while. • Do not push the lens barrier forcefully against the lens as this may damage the lens or cause it to malfunction. Note
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26 Power on/off 1 Getting started z z z zWhen playing back pictures Power on: Press with the lens barrier closed. The camera turns on in the playback mode. The monitor turns on and the last picture taken is displayed. Power off: Press . The monitor and the camera turn off. TIPS • When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up for an instant and a picture appear after a short time. This is not a malfunction. • Never open the card cover, remove the card or the battery, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored. When changing the card, be sure to turn the camera off before opening the card cover. Note
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27 Power on/off Getting started 1 If the card is not recognized (card check) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If there is no card in the camera or a card that is not supported by this camera is inserted, the following screen is displayed. • All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Monitor indication Corrective action NO CARD There is no card in the camera or the card is not inserted properly. Æ Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again correctly. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. Replace it with a new one or format the card. Æ Press to select POWER OFF, then press . Replace it with a new one. Æ Format the card. Press to select FORMAT, then press to display the confirmation screen. Select YES and press . Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures. Note POWER%OFF FORMAt CARD%SEtUP SELECt GO
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28 1 Getting started Selecting a language You can select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. Available languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press to select the SETUP tab, then press . 5 Press to select , then press . Arrow pad ( ) Top menu WB MODE MENU SETUP tab CAM CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt ON ENGLISH ON ON PIXEL MAPPING REC VIEW CAM CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt ON ENGLISH ON ON PIXEL MAPPING REC VIEW
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29 Selecting a language Getting started 1 6 Press to select a language, then press . 7 Press again to exit the menu. 8 Close the lens barrier to turn the camera off. TIPS • The language can also be set from the playback mode. ENGLISH DEUtSCH SELECt GO FRANÇAIS ESPAÑOL
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30 1 Getting started Setting the date and time 1 Open the lens barrier fully. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU. 4 Press to select the SETUP tab, then press . 5 Press to select , then press . • The green frame moves to the selected item. • The camera only displays the time in 24- hour time system (“2 p.m” would be “14:00”.). Arrow pad ( ) Top menu WB MODE MENU SETUP tab CAM CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt ON ENGLISH ON ON PIXEL MAPPING REC VIEW CAM CARD SEtUP VIDEO OUt
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31 Setting the date and time Getting started 1 6 Press to select one of the following date formats: Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day), M-D-Y (Month/ Day/Year), D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year). Then press . • Move to the year setting. • The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D. 7 Press to set the year, then press to move to the month setting. • To move back to the previous setting, press . • The first two digits of the year are fixed. 8 Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. • The camera only displays the time in 24-hour time system (“2 p.m” would be “14:00”). 9 Press . • For a more accurate setting, press when the time hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button. 10 Close the lens barrier to turn the camera off. • The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. • The date and time settings will be canceled if the camera is left without the battery for approximately one day. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct. • If the date and time setting has been canceled, a warning will be displayed on the monitor next time the camera is turned on. “Error codes” (P.117) TIPS • The date and time can also be set from the playback mode. Y M D SELECt GO SEt SELECt GO SEt Note
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32 1 Getting started Holding the camera When taking pictures, hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. When taking pictures in the vertical position, hold the camera so that the flash is at the top. Taking pictures using the monitor Taking pictures using the viewfinder Incorrect grip • Clear pictures cannot be obtained if the camera moves as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently. Horizontal grip Vertical grip Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Note
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33 2 Quick-start guide 2 Quick-start guide Shooting Taking still pictures P.50 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Decide the composition of the picture while looking at the image on the monitor. 3 Press the shutter button. • When the flash is required, the orange lamp lights and the flash fires automatically. • The orange lamp blinks while the picture is stored on the card. TIPS To change the shooting mode When you want to take a portrait or landscape etc. “Shooting modes” (P.47) When the subject is difficult to focus on “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P.54) To take a subject that is less than 50 cm (1.6 ft.) away “Macro mode shooting” (P.65) To take a picture using the viewfinder “Taking still pictures using the viewfinder” (P.51) Shutter button
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34 Shooting 2 Quick-start guide Recording movies P.57 1 Open the lens barrier fully. 2 Press ( ). • The virtual dial screen (Shooting mode selection screen) is displayed. 3 Press to select , then press . 4 Decide the composition while looking at the image on the monitor and press the shutter button halfway. • The focus and white balance are locked. 5 Press the shutter button fully to start recording. • During movie recording, lights red on the monitor. 6 Press the shutter button again to stop recording. • The orange lamp blinks while the movie is stored on the card. TIPS For details of movie recording “Recording movies” (P.57) MOVIE SELECt GO Virtual dial screen ( ) Shutter button
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35 2 Quick-start guide Playback Viewing still pictures 1 Press with the lens barrier closed. • The monitor turns on and displays the last picture taken. 2 Use the arrow pad to play back other pictures. TIPS To enlarge the picture on the monitor “Close-up playback” (P.85) To display several pictures at once “Index display” (P.86) To view pictures on a TV “Playback on a TV” (P.89) Displays the next picture. Displays the previous picture. Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. Jumps to the picture 10 frames back. Arrow pad ( ) P.83
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36 Playback 2 Quick-start guide Viewing movies 1 Press with the lens barrier closed. 2 Use the arrow pad to display the picture with , then press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press to select MOVIE PLAY. 4 Press to select MOVIE PLAYBACK, then press . • The movie is played back. • When playback ends, the display automatically returns to the beginning of the movie. • Press again after playback ends to display the MOVIE PLAYBACK menu. PLAYBACK : Plays back the entire movie again. FRAME BY FRAME : Plays back the movie manually one frame at a time. EXIT : Leaves the movie playback mode. Press to select from PLAYBACK, FRAME BY FRAME or EXIT, then press . INFO MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY ERASE GO SELECt CANCEL MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX MOVIE%PLAY FRAME%BY%FRAME EXIt MOVIE%PLAYBACK PLAYBACK SELECt GO 0"/25" 0"/25" Arrow pad ( ) mark P.91
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37 2 Quick-start guide Protecting pictures 1 Press with the lens barrier closed. • The monitor turns on. 2 Use the arrow pad to display the picture you want to protect, then press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press in the top menu to display the MODE MENU. 4 Press to select PLAY, then press . 5 Press to select , then press . 6 Press to select ON, then press . 7 Press to exit the menu. • The Protect icon appears on the screen. TIPS For details of the mode menu “About the menus” (P.39) To cancel protection “Protecting pictures” (P.93) INFO MODE MENU ERASE CARD SEt EDIt PLAY Arrow pad ( ) Protect mark
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38 2 Quick-start guide Erasing pictures (Single-frame erase) 1 Press with the lens barrier closed. 2 Use the arrow pad to display the picture you want to erase, then press . • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press in the top menu to select . 4 Press to select YES, then press . • The picture is erased. TIPS For details of the top menu “About the menus” (P.39) To erase all the pictures “All-frame erase” (P.95) INFO MODE MENU ERASE YES NO SELECt GO ERASE Arrow pad ( )
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39 3 Using the menus and tabs 3 Using the menus and tabs About the menus When you turn on the camera and press , the top menu is displayed on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This chapter explains how the menus work, using the shooting mode screens. WB MODE MENU - CANCEL GO SELECt + 0.0 CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM OFF OFF ESP ESP PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ESP/ ESP/ • Take you directly to the setting screens. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. If you press to select . • Categorizes the settings into tabs. • Displays the tabs of each menu. Select the desired tab on the left of the screen by pressing . Select a menu using the arrow pad. Press . The top menu is displayed. Tab MODE MENU Shortcut Menus Arrow pad ( )
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40 3 Using the menus and tabs How to use the menus WB MODE MENU CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM OFF OFF ESP ESP PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ESP/ ESP/ SEt CAM CARD CARD%SEtUP CAM CARD SEtUP ALL RESEt ON ENGLISH ON ON PIXEL MAPPING REC VIEW 1Press to display the top menu. Press . Top menu CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab 2Press to select a tab, then press . Press to return to the tab selection screen. Arrow pad ( )
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41 How to use the menus 3 Using the menus and tabs • Not all items can be selected depending on the camera mode and settings. • Pressing the shutter button with a menu other than the menus in SETUP tab open allows you to take pictures using the settings currently selected. • If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. “Saving the settings (All Reset)” (P.101) CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM OFF OFF ESP ESP PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ESP/ ESP/ CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ON OFF ESP/ ESP/ CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ON OFF ESP/ ESP/ 4Press to select a setting. Press to complete setting. Press again to exit the menu and return to shooting. The green frame moves to the selected item. or 3Press to select an item, then press . CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DEZItAL ZOOM OFF OFF ESP ESP PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ESP/ To return to select an item, press or . Note
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42 3 Using the menus and tabs Shortcut menus z z z zShooting mode Shortcut menus are frequently used menus that can be accessed from the top menu. Adjusts the brightness of the picture. P.79 Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Movie : HQ, SQ P.75 Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. P.81 WB MODE MENU Still picture/Movie
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43 Shortcut menus 3 Using the menus and tabs z z z zPlayback mode Runs through all saved pictures one after another as slide show. P.88 MOVIE PLAYBACK Plays back movies. P.91 INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 frames. P.99 Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P.105 Erases the selected still picture or movie. P.94 INFO MODE MENU ERASE INFO MODE MENU MOVIE PLAY ERASE Still picture Movie MOVIE PLAY INFO ERASE
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44 3 Using the menus and tabs Mode Menus The MODE MENU is divided into tabs. Press to select a tab and display the associated menu items. z z z zShooting mode CAMERA tab ESP/ Selects the metering method from ESP or SPOT ( ). P.69 DRIVE Selects the shooting mode from (single-frame shooting) or (sequential shooting). P.70 DIGITAL ZOOM Extends the maximum optical zoom, making possible up to approx. 5x zoom. P.60 PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. P.71 2 IN 1 Combines two still pictures taken in succession and stores them as a single picture. P.73 CARD tab CARD SETUP Formats a card. P.103 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.101 Selects a language for on-screen display. P.28 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, etc.) on and off. P.108 REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the monitor while saving them to a card. P.107 CARD SEt CAMERA DRIVE DIGItAL ZOOM OFF OFF ESP ESP PANORAMA 2 IN 1 ESP/ ESP/ CAMERA tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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45 Mode Menus 3 Using the menus and tabs z z z zPlayback mode PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing functions for errors. P.109 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.106 Sets the date and time. P.30 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. P.110 PLAY tab Protects pictures from accidental erasure. P.93 Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. P.90 Stores print reservation information on the card. P.111 EDIT tab BLACK&WHITE Creates a black and white picture and saves it as a new picture. P.96 SEPIA Creates a sepia-toned picture and saves it as a new picture. P.97 Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new picture. P.97 CARD SEt EDIt PLAY PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab
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46 Mode Menus 3 Using the menus and tabs CARD tab CARD SETUP Erases all image data stored on the card or formats the card. P.95 P.103 SETUP tab ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. P.101 Selects a language for on-screen display. P.28 Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, etc.) on and off. P.108 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.106 Sets the date and time. P.30 VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type.TV video signal types differ depending on the region. P.110 Selects the number of frames in the index display. P.87
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47 Shooting basics 4 4 Shooting basics Shooting modes This camera has 7 shooting modes to choose from depending on the shooting conditions and the effect you want to achieve. 1 Open the lens barrier fully. • The lens extends and the monitor turns on. 2 Press ( ). • The screen for selecting the shooting mode (virtual dial) is displayed. Arrow pad ( ) PROGRAM AUtO SELECt GO Virtual dial screen
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48 Shooting modes 4 Shooting basics 3 Select the mode best suited to your purpose from the following. • Press to select the mode. 4 Press . • The virtual dial screen will disappear. It will disappear after a while even if the button is not pressed. z z z z PROGRAM AUTO (Factory default setting) Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and metering, can be adjusted manually. z z z z PORTRAIT Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. Importance is placed on reproducing skin texture. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. z z z z LANDSCAPE + PORTRAIT Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. z z z z LANDSCAPE Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. PROGRAM AUtO SELECt GO PORtRAIt SELECt GO SELECt GO LANDSCAPE + PORtRAIt LANDSCAPE SELECt GO MOVIE SELECt GO SELF PORtRAIt SELECt GO NIGHt SCENE SELECt GO
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49 Shooting modes Shooting basics 4 z z z z NIGHT SCENE Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. “Night scene mode” (P.56) z z z z SELF PORTRAIT Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the Wide position and cannot be changed. z z z z MOVIE Lets you record movies. The camera maintains the correct exposure even if your subject moves. You cannot record movies with sound. “Recording movies” (P.57) TIPS Refer to “List of functions by shooting mode ( P.130) for details of the functions for each mode. • The spot metering and digital zoom are not available in Self-Portrait mode. Note

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