Olympus Stylus 600 manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus 600 in English. This PDF manual has 157 pages.

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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. In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. DIGITAL CAMERA Advanced Manual Detailed explanations of all the functions for getting the most out of your camera. Online Pictures Basic Operation Basic Shooting Advanced Shooting Playing Back Printing Camera Settings
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2 How to use this manual (Basic and Advanced Manuals The instruction manual accompanying this camera is divided into two parts: the Basic Manual and the Advanced Manual (this document). (Indications used in this manual Below is an explanation of how to read the instructions in this manual. Please read it carefully before proceeding. Basic Manual This manual gives you easy-to-follow explanations on how to take pictures and view them so that you can get started quickly. Go ahead and take some pictures! You will also find information on the camera’s main functions as well as how to make prints and enjoy your pictures on a computer. Advanced Manual This manual introduces you to the camera’s many functions after you have mastered the basics. It will help you to use the camera’s capabilities to take much more creative pictures, with more fun! Note Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. TIPS Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or associated information.
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3 10 Composition of the manual The title page of each chapter gives a short description of the contents. Be sure to check it out. Basic operation Tips before you start taking pictures Basic shooting functions Additional shooting functions Playback Settings Printing pictures Connecting the camera to a computer Appendix Miscellaneous Troubleshooting. For when you want to know the names of parts, see a list of menus, or find what you are looking for. You’ll find important points for getting the most out of your camera here. Read this part before taking pictures. To view, edit and sort the pictures you have taken. Settings to make your camera easier to use. To print the pictures you have taken. To enjoy the pictures you have taken on a computer. To use OLYMPUS Master. P. 8 P. 21 P. 32 P. 45 P. 56 P. 82 P. 91 P. 107 P. 123 P. 142 Explanations of techniques from basics to advanced, giving you an understanding of all the functions related to taking pictures. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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4 Table of Contents How to use this manual....................................................................... 2 Composition of the manual ................................................................. 3 1 Basic operation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -8 How to use the shooting button and playback button ......................... 9 Changing the functions of the shooting button............................ 11 Direct buttons.................................................................................... 12 Using the direct buttons in shooting mode.................................. 12 Using the direct buttons in playback mode ................................. 13 Menus ............................................................................................... 14 About the menus......................................................................... 14 Using the menus ......................................................................... 17 Using the GUIDE function........................................................... 19 How to read the procedure pages..................................................... 20 2 Tips before you start taking pictures - - - - - -21 If the correct focus cannot be obtained............................................. 22 How to focus (focus lock)............................................................ 22 Subjects that are difficult to focus on .......................................... 23 Record mode ............................................................................. 24 Still picture record modes............................................................ 24 Movie record modes.................................................................... 25 Number of storable still pictures/remaining recording time ......... 25 Changing the record mode .................................................. 27 The internal memory and memory card ............................................ 28 The card...................................................................................... 29 Inserting and removing the card.................................................. 30 3 Basic shooting functions- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -32 Selecting a scene according to the situation ( ).................... 33 Zooming in on your subject............................................................... 38 Using the zoom ........................................................................... 38 Using the digital zoom................................................................. 39 Using macro/super macro mode ..................................... 40 Flash shooting .............................................................................. 41 Self-timer shooting ..................................................................... 43 Recording movies ........................................................................ 44
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Table of Contents 5 4 Additional shooting functions - - - - - - - - - - -45 Changing picture brightness ....................................................... 46 Adjusting the color of a picture ................................................. 47 Changing the area for measuring the brightness of a subject ( / )............................................................................ 48 Sequential shooting ........................................................ 49 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO) ......................................................... 50 Changing the focusing area (AF MODE) .......................................... 51 Panorama shooting ........................................................................... 52 Changing the monitor display (DISP./GUIDE) .................................. 54 Histogram ............................................................................. 55 Frame assist................................................................................ 55 5 Playback - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -56 Playing back still pictures ........................................................... 57 Playing back pictures in a calendar (CALENDAR)...................... 58 Picture rotation ...................................................................... 58 Playing back movies ................................................................... 59 Playing back albums ................................................................... 60 Adding pictures to an album (ALBUM ENTRY)........................... 61 Viewing pictures in albums (SEL. ALBUM) ................................. 63 Selecting an album cover (SELECT TITLE IMAGE) ................... 64 Undoing album entries (UNDO ENTRY) ..................................... 64 Erasing pictures from albums ................................................ 66 Slideshow .................................................................................. 67 Editing still pictures ( /REDEYE FIX/BLACK & WHITE/SEPIA) ... 68 Creating composite pictures.............................................................. 70 Frame.......................................................................................... 70 Title ............................................................................................. 71 Calendar...................................................................................... 72 Adjusting pictures (BRIGHTNESS/SATURATION)........................... 74 Making an index picture from a movie (INDEX) ................................ 75 Playing back pictures on a TV........................................................... 76 Video output ................................................................................ 77 Protecting pictures ...................................................................... 78 Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card (BACKUP)....... 78 Erasing pictures .................................................................... 79 Single-frame erase ................................................................ 79 All-frame erase .................................................................... 80 Formatting the memory card (FORMAT) .................................... 81
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Table of Contents 6 6 Settings- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -82 Resetting the settings to the default (RESET) .................................. 83 Selecting a display language .................................................. 84 Changing the startup screen (PW ON SETUP) ................................ 84 Registering the startup screen (SCREEN SETUP)..................... 85 Viewing pictures immediately (REC VIEW)....................................... 86 Resetting file names (FILE NAME) ................................................... 86 Adjusting the image processing function (PIXEL MAPPING) ........... 87 Adjusting the monitor brightness ............................................... 88 Setting the date and time .......................................................... 88 Setting the date and time in another time zone (DUAL TIME SETUP) ..................................................... 89 7 Printing pictures - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -91 Direct printing (PictBridge) ................................................................ 92 Using the direct printing function................................................. 92 Printing pictures (EASY PRINT).................................................. 93 Printing pictures (CUSTOM PRINT)............................................ 95 Other print modes and print settings........................................... 98 If an error message is displayed ............................................... 101 Print settings (DPOF) ................................................................ 102 How to make print reservations................................................. 102 Single-frame reservation ..................................................... 104 All-frame reservation .......................................................... 105 Resetting print reservation data .......................................... 106 8 Connecting the camera to a computer- - - - 107 Flow................................................................................................. 108 Using OLYMPUS Master ................................................................ 109 What is OLYMPUS Master?...................................................... 109 Installing OLYMPUS Master ..................................................... 110 Connecting the camera to a computer............................................ 114 Starting up OLYMPUS Master ........................................................ 115 Displaying camera images on a computer...................................... 117 Downloading and saving images .............................................. 117 Viewing still pictures and movies .................................................... 119 Printing pictures .............................................................................. 120 To download and save images to a computer without using OLYMPUS Master............................................................... 122
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Table of Contents 7 9 Appendix- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -123 Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 124 Error messages......................................................................... 124 Troubleshooting ........................................................................ 126 Camera care ................................................................................... 133 Battery and charger......................................................................... 134 AC adapter (optional) ...................................................................... 135 Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 136 Glossary of terms ............................................................................ 140 10 Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -142 Menu list.......................................................................................... 143 List of factory default settings.......................................................... 149 Functions available in shooting modes and scenes........................ 151 Index ............................................................................................... 154
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8 1 Basic operation Sequential shooting Movies ISO WB MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD RESET RESET MEM ESP CAMERA SET DIGITAL ZOOM PANORAMA AF MODE DRIVE ESP/ SPOT OFF 00:36 00:36 00:36 HQ HQ 1 Are you ever overwhelmed by all of the advanced shooting and editing functions? Professional photographers use these functions to achieve a variety of effects. Now you too can achieve such effects simply by pressing the buttons on your digital camera. You can use the various functions available to adjust the brightness and white balance of your pictures, alter the focusing range, and much more. Just display a menu on the monitor and use the buttons to choose a setting. Familiarize yourself with the buttons and menus before reading the explanations of the various functions. Basic operation                        
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9 1 Basic operation How to use the shooting button and playback button This camera features a shooting mode and a playback mode. Shooting mode is for taking pictures and adjusting shooting settings, whereas playback mode is for displaying and editing pictures you have taken. Press the o n button to turn the camera on in shooting mode, or press the q button to turn the camera on in playback mode. To switch between the two modes, use the m button and the q button. (Turning the camera on in shooting mode With the camera off, press the o n button. • The camera turns on in shooting mode. You are ready to take pictures. To turn the camera off jPress the o n button. The lens retracts and the monitor turns off. To switch to playback mode jPress the q button. The lens remains extended, and playback mode is enabled. Press the m button to return to shooting mode. Pressing the m button in shooting mode jPress the m button to switch to the normal shooting mode and the scene selection screen. The normal shooting mode is set to P (program auto). Use the scene selection screen to select a f according to the situation. g“Selecting a scene according to the situation (m)” (P. 33) o n button (The monitor turns on. (The lens extends.
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How to use the shooting button and playback button 10 1 Basic operation (Turning the camera on in playback mode With the camera off, press the q button. • The camera turns on in playback mode. The last picture taken is displayed on the monitor. To turn the camera off jPress the o n button. The monitor turns off. To switch to shooting mode jPress the m button. The lens extends, and shooting mode is enabled. Press the q button to return to playback mode. The lens remains extended. Note • When the power is turned on, sometimes the monitor flashes before displaying the picture. This is not a malfunction. TIPS • The screen on the right is displayed when the date and time setting has returned to the factory default setting. Setting the date and time makes your pictures easier to manage, such as when you view them with calendar display. g“Setting the date and time” (P. 88) o n button (The monitor turns on. q button (The lens is retracted. Y/M/D
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How to use the shooting button and playback button 11 1 Basic operation (Switching between shooting mode and playback mode Press the m button or the q button to switch between shooting mode and playback mode. The m button is not initially set to turn the camera on. You can change the setting to turn on the power with the m button in the same manner as pressing the o n button. Top menu [MODE MENU] [SETUP] [K] [YES] / [NO] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) • When [YES] is set, you can press the m button to turn on the camera in shooting mode. Changing the functions of the shooting button ’05 05. 09 09. 26 26 12 12:30 30 4 HQ HQ 100 100-0004 0004 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ Press the q button. To play back (playback mode) To take pictures (shooting mode) • The subject is displayed on the monitor. • The last picture taken is displayed on the monitor. Press the m button. In this manual, the following icons indicate the camera mode necessary for using functions. If both icons are displayed, the described function can be used in either of these modes. This indicates shooting mode. This indicates playback mode. Shooting mode/Playback mode notation
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12 1 Basic operation Direct buttons This camera features buttons for setting functions directly. The direct buttons have different functions in shooting mode and in playback mode. Using the direct buttons in shooting mode 1 q button (Playback mode) gP. 11 Switches to playback mode. 2 m button (Shooting mode) gP. 36 Switches between the normal shooting mode (program auto) and the scene selection screen. 3 DISP./GUIDE button gP. 19, 54 Select a menu item, and press this button to display an explanation of its function. When the camera is ready to shoot, press this button repeatedly to toggle the display of shooting information, composition guide lines and histogram. 4 X& button (Macro) gP. 40 Enables macro mode or super macro mode. 5 OF button (Exposure compensation) gP. 46 Changes the exposure compensation value. 6 Y# button (Flash mode) gP. 41 Selects the flash mode. 7 Z button (OK/MENU) gP. 14 Displays the top menu of shooting mode. 8 NY button (Self-timer) gP. 43 Switches the self-timer mode on/off 1 3 4 5 2 8 6 7
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Direct buttons 13 1 Basic operation Using the direct buttons in playback mode 1 m button (Shooting mode) gP. 11 Switches to shooting mode. 2 DISP./GUIDE button gP. 19 Select a menu item, and press this button to display an explanation of its function. During playback, press this button repeatedly to change the display in the following order. 3 Z button (OK/MENU) gP. 14 Displays the top menu of playback mode. 4 S button (Erase) gP. 66, 79 Erases pictures displayed on the monitor. 5 < button (Print) gP. 93 Prints pictures displayed on the monitor. 2 1 4 3 5 Only f is displayed. HQ HQ ’05 05. 09 09. 26 26 12 12:30 30 4 ISO ISO400 400 +2.0 : 2816 2816×2112 2112 SIZE SIZE 100 100-0004 0004 HQ HQ ’05 05. 09 09. 26 26 12 12:30 30 4 100 100-0004 0004 The playback screen is displayed. Detailed camera information is displayed. HQ HQ ’05 05. 09 09. 26 26 12 12:30 30 4 ISO ISO400 400 +2.0 The histogram is displayed.
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14 1 Basic operation Menus Press Z in shooting mode or playback mode to display the menus on the monitor. Menus are used to select each camera setting. The menu items displayed in shooting mode and playback mode differ. About the menus TIPS • Press and hold down Z on the top menu to jump directly to one of the following functions. Shooting mode The [RESET] screen is displayed. g“Resetting the settings to the default (RESET)” (P. 83) Playback mode The [ALBUM ENTRY] screen is displayed. g“Adding pictures to an album (ALBUM ENTRY)” (P. 61) Album playback mode The [UNDO ENTRY] screen is displayed. g“Undoing album entries (UNDO ENTRY)” (P. 64) Press Z Mode menu ISO WB MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD RESET RESET Top menu Shortcut menus Menus are divided into shortcut menus and mode menus. For setting menu items directly. Settings are categorized by function into tabs.
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Menus 15 1 Basic operation Shortcut menus (Shooting mode (Playback mode In album playback mode DIGITAL ZOOM WB MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD RESET RESET For movies For still pictures ISO WB MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD RESET RESET gP. 47 gP. 24 gP. 24 gP. 50 gP. 39 gP. 47 ALBUM MOVIE PLAY CALENDAR MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD ALBUM ENTRY ALBUM ENTRY For movies For still pictures ALBUM EDIT CALENDAR MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD ALBUM ENTRY ALBUM ENTRY gP. 58 gP. 60 gP. 60 gP. 68, 70, 74 gP. 59 gP. 58 MOVIE PLAY CLOSEALBUM SEL. ALBUM ALBUM MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD UNDO ENTRY UNDO ENTRY For movies For still pictures CLOSEALBUM SEL. ALBUM ALBUM MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD UNDO ENTRY UNDO ENTRY gP. 63 gP. 63 gP. 63 gP. 67 gP. 59 gP. 63
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Menus 16 1 Basic operation Mode menu (Shooting mode (Playback mode CAMERA tab For setting shooting-related functions. MEMORY/ CARD tab For erasing all pictures or for formatting a card. Also saves internal memory data to a card. SETUP tab For setting basic camera functions and settings that make the camera easier to use. PLAY tab For setting playback-related functions. EDIT tab For editing saved pictures. The same screen is displayed when [EDIT] is selected from the top menu. MEMORY/ CARD tab For erasing all pictures or for formatting a card. Also saves internal memory data to a card. SETUP tab For setting basic camera functions and settings that make the camera easier to use. TIPS • The [MEMORY] tab is displayed when the internal memory is in use. The [CARD] tab is displayed when a card is inserted in the camera. • For a list of mode menu items, see “Menu list” (P. 143). MEM ESP CAMERA SET DIGITAL ZOOM PANORAMA AF MODE DRIVE ESP/ SPOT OFF ALBUM ENTRY 0° OFF PLAY EDIT MEM SET
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Menus 17 1 Basic operation Use the arrow pad and Z to set menu items. Follow the operation guide and arrows on the screen to select and change settings. Ex: Setting [m] 1 Press the q button to enable playback mode. 2 Press Z. • The top menu is displayed. 3 Press Y to select [MODE MENU]. 4 Press ON to select the [PLAY] tab, and press Y. • Refer to the arrows on the screen to select and make settings with the arrow pad. Using the menus ONXY buttons Z button ALBUM EDIT CALENDAR MODE MENU OK OK HOLD HOLD ALBUM ENTRY ALBUM ENTRY Top menu This refers to the arrow pad (ONXY). ALBUM ENTRY 0° OFF PLAY EDIT MEM SET This refers to the arrow pad (YN).
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Menus 18 1 Basic operation 5 Press ON to select [m], and press Y. • Refer to the arrows on the screen to select and make settings with the arrow pad. • Unavailable settings cannot be selected. 6 Press ON to select from [NORMAL], [FADER], [SLIDE], or [ZOOM], and press Z. • Follow the operation guide at the bottom of the screen to set or change settings using the arrow pad. ALBUM ENTRY PLAY EDIT MEM SET 0° OFF The selected item is displayed in a different color. Press Y to go on to the following setting. NORMAL FADER SLIDE ZOOM OK SELECT CANCEL GO Operation guide Press ON to select a setting. Press Z to finalize the setting. In this manual, procedures for using the menus are expressed as follows: • Ex: Steps 1 to 5 for setting [m] Top menu [MODE MENU] [PLAY] [m] Menu operation notation
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Menus 19 1 Basic operation This camera has a GUIDE function. Pressing the DISP./GUIDE button while a menu item is selected in shooting mode or playback mode automatically displays a menu guide explaining the menus. 1 When a menu item is selected, hold down the DISP./GUIDE button. • The menu explanation is displayed. • Release the DISP./GUIDE button to close the menu guide. Using the GUIDE function Sets the format for naming folders and files that are to be saved to a new card. FILE NAME When [FILE NAME] is selected
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20 1 Basic operation How to read the procedure pages A sample of a procedure page is shown below explaining the notation. Look at it carefully before taking or viewing pictures. Select the menus in the order indicated by . g“Using the menus” (P. 17), “Menu operation notation” (P. 18) This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. This indicates shooting mode or playback mode. Both modes can be used when both icons are shown. g“How to use the shooting button and playback button” (P. 9), “Shooting mode/Playback mode notation” (P. 11) Procedures differ for movie recording mode and album playback mode. Available languages may vary according to where you purchased the camera. The displayed language can be changed. g“Selecting a display language” (P. 84)
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21 2 Tips before you start taking pictures SHQ SHQ SQ2 SQ2 SHQ SQ2 Online applications Ideas Ideas Printing applications Tips before you start taking pictures Your pictures are almost guaranteed to come out well just by pressing the shutter button in shooting mode. But occasionally, you can’t focus on your subject, the subject is too dark, or the picture doesn’t come out the way you want. Just knowing which button to press or which setting to change can help you solve these problems. And did you know that by selecting an image size according to how you plan to use the pictures afterwards, you can store more pictures in the internal memory and on the memory card? These are just some of the hints provided in this chapter. 2                       
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22 2 Tips before you start taking pictures If the correct focus cannot be obtained When the subject you want to focus on is not in the center of the frame and you cannot position the AF target mark on it, you can focus the camera on another point at roughly the same distance (focus lock) and take the picture as explained below. 1 Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. • When shooting a hard-to-focus or fast- moving subject, focus the camera on an object about the same distance away as the subject. 2 Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. • The green lamp lights when the focus and exposure are locked. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus and exposure are not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position the AF target mark on the subject and press the shutter button halfway again. 3 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot. 4 Press the shutter button fully. • The camera takes the picture. The card access lamp blinks while the picture is recorded. How to focus (focus lock) 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ AF target mark Shutter button 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ Green lamp Shutter button
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If the correct focus cannot be obtained 23 2 Tips before you start taking pictures Under certain types of conditions, the auto focus may not work properly. In these cases, focus (focus lock) on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject, recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. TIPS To focus on a subject not in the center of the frame g“Changing the focusing area (AF MODE)” (P. 51) Note • Press the shutter button gently. If it is pressed forcefully, the camera may move causing the picture to blur. • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • Recorded pictures are saved in the camera regardless of whether the camera is turned off or the battery is replaced or removed. • When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the picture in shadow may appear colored. Subjects that are difficult to focus on The green lamp blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame Subject without vertical lines Subjects at different distances Fast-moving subject The subject is not in the center of the frame The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus.
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24 2 Tips before you start taking pictures Record mode You can select a record mode in which to take pictures or shoot movies. Select the best record mode for your purpose (printing, editing on a computer, website editing, etc.). For information on the image sizes for each record mode and the number of storable still pictures/movie recording time, see the tables on P. 25 and 26. Still pictures are recorded in JPEG format. Record mode depicts the image size and compression rate of your pictures. Pictures are made from thousands of dots (pixels). If a picture with relatively few pixels is enlarged, it looks like a mosaic. Pictures with more pixels are denser and clearer but require more space (larger file size), thus decreasing the number of pictures that can be saved. Though a high compression rate results in a small file size, this also produces a grainy look. Still picture record modes Record mode Image size Compression Application SHQ 2816 × 2112 Low compression The number of storable still pictures is lower, and recording pictures takes longer, but it is useful for creating beautiful prints on full-size paper and for performing computer image processing, such as contrast adjustment and red-eye correction. HQ 2816 × 2112 Standard compression SQ1 2560 × 1920 Standard compression This is useful for post-card sized prints, or for computer editing such as rotating or adding text to a picture. 2272 × 1704 2048 × 1536 1600 × 1200 SQ2 1280 × 960 Standard compression Standard image quality with a high number of pictures to shoot. This is useful for viewing pictures on a computer. 1024 × 768 Standard image quality. This is useful for sending as e-mail attachments. 640 × 480 Low compression Picture with high number of pixels Picture with low number of pixels
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Record mode 25 2 Tips before you start taking pictures Image size The number of pixels (horizontal × vertical) used when saving an image. You can save your pictures at a large image size to get clearer prints. However, as the image size increases, the file size (data size) also increases, which decreases the number of pictures that can be saved. Compression Pictures are compressed and saved. The higher the compression, the less clear the image will be. Movies are recorded in Motion-JPEG format. For still pictures Movie record modes Number of storable still pictures/remaining recording time Record mode Image size Number of storable still pictures Internal memory Using a 128 MB card SHQ 2816 × 2112 2 43 HQ 2816 × 2112 5 86 SQ1 2560 × 1920 6 105 2272 × 1704 8 130 2048 × 1536 9 163 1600 × 1200 12 194 SQ2 1280 × 960 18 307 1024 × 768 28 469 640 × 480 46 726
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Record mode 26 2 Tips before you start taking pictures For movies Record mode Image size Remaining recording time Internal memory Using a 128 MB card SHQ 640 × 480 (15 frames/sec.) 6 sec. 1 min. 53 sec. HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 20 sec. 5 min. 40 sec. SQ 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.) 54 sec. 14 min. 56 sec. TIPS • When a picture is transferred to a computer, the size of the picture on the computer screen varies depending on the computer’s monitor setting. For instance, a picture taken with an image size of 1,024 × 768 fills the screen if you set the picture to 1× when the monitor setting is 1,024 × 768. However, if the monitor setting is over 1,024 × 768 (such as 1,280 × 1,024), the picture only takes up part of the screen. Note • The number of storable still pictures and remaining recording time listed in the tables are approximate. • The number of storable still pictures may change according to the subject or factors like whether print reservations or album entries have been made or not. In certain instances, the number of remaining pictures does not change even when you take new pictures or erase stored pictures. 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ Number of storable still pictures 00:36 00:36 00:36 HQ HQ Remaining recording time
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Record mode 27 2 Tips before you start taking pictures Top menu [K] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) 1 For still pictures, select from [SHQ], [HQ], [SQ1] or [SQ2]. For movies, select from [SHQ 640 × 480], [HQ 320 × 240], and [SQ 160 × 120]. 2 When [SQ1] or [SQ2] is selected, press Y to select the image size. 3 Press Z. Changing the record mode For still pictures SQ2 OK 2816×2112 2816×2112 2048×1536 640×480 SHQ HQ SQ1 SELECT GO For movies OK SELECT GO 640×480 SHQ 320×240 HQ 160×120 SQ When [SQ2] is selected SQ2 SELECT CANCEL OK GO 1280×960 1024×768 640×480
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28 2 Tips before you start taking pictures The internal memory and memory card Pictures taken are recorded in the internal memory. Pictures can also be recorded to an optional xD-Picture Card (“card”). The card can be used to record more pictures than is possible with the internal memory of the camera. A card can be convenient when taking many pictures while on a trip. (Internal memory basics The internal memory is the camera’s media for recording pictures, similar to film in a film camera. Pictures recorded to the internal memory can be easily erased on the camera or processed using a computer. Unlike portable storage media, the internal memory cannot be removed or exchanged. (Using the internal memory or card You can confirm on the monitor whether the internal memory or card is being used during shooting and playback operations. • The internal memory and a card cannot be used at the same time. • The internal memory cannot be used for shooting or playback operations when a card is inserted in the camera. Remove the card before using the internal memory. • Pictures recorded to the internal memory can be copied to a card. g“Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card (BACKUP)” (P. 78) Monitor indication Shooting mode Playback mode [IN] Pictures are recorded to the internal memory. Pictures are being played back from the internal memory. [xD] Pictures are recorded to a card. Pictures are being played back from a card. HQ HQ ’05 05. 09 09. 26 26 12 12:30 30 4 100 100-0004 0004 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ Shooting mode Playback mode Memory indicator
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The internal memory and memory card 29 2 Tips before you start taking pictures The card is a medium for recording pictures, similar to film in a film camera. Pictures recorded to the card can be easily erased on the camera or processed using a computer. The number of recordable pictures can be increased by using a card with a larger capacity. 1 Index area You can use this space to write the contents of the card. 2 Contact area The part where the data transferred from the camera enters the card. Compatible cards xD-Picture Card (16 MB to 1GB) The card Note • This camera may not recognize a non-OLYMPUS card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a computer, etc.). Make sure to format the card on this camera before use. g“Formatting the memory card (FORMAT)” (P. 81) 1 2
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The internal memory and memory card 30 2 Tips before you start taking pictures 1 Make sure the camera is turned off. • The monitor is off. • The lens is retracted. 2 Open the battery compartment/ card cover. (Inserting the card 3 Orient the card as shown, and insert it into the card slot as shown in the illustration. • Insert the card straight in. • Insert the card until it clicks into place. • Inserting the card in the wrong direction or at an angle may damage the contacts and prevent the card from being removed. • The card may not record properly if it is not inserted all the way in. Inserting and removing the card Monitor 1 2 Battery compartment/card cover Notch Contact area
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The internal memory and memory card 31 2 Tips before you start taking pictures (Removing the card 3 Push the card all the way in and release slowly. • The card protrudes slightly and stops. • Grasp the card and remove. 4 Close the battery compartment/ card cover. Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Caution 1 2 Battery compartment/card cover
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32 3 Basic shooting functions 1 OK PORTRAIT SELECT GO 2 SELECT OK GO LANDSCAPE 3 OK LANDSCAPE + PORTRAIT SELECT GO 14 OK CUISINE SELECT GO 16 OK DOCUMENTS SELECT GO A professional photographer adjusts the exposure to the optimal setting, chooses the best focusing method and even selects the type of film according to the subject. With a digital camera, you don’t need to learn how to make difficult settings. Your camera will adjust the settings for you! All you have to do is choose a scene mode for whatever you want to take, whether a landscape, a night scene, or a portrait-style image, and the camera will set the best exposure and white balance. There’s nothing to it – just press the shutter button! Basic shooting functions                         3
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33 3 Basic shooting functions Selecting a scene according to the situation (Shooting button) Selecting a scene according to the situation (m) Press the m button to switch between the normal shooting mode (P: program auto) and the scene selection screen. (P (Program auto) Suitable for general situations. Simply press the shutter button, and the camera determines optimum conditions and takes the picture. The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed for the brightness of the subject (Program auto). (f mode This function allows you to select a f from 25 shooting conditions. When you select a scene according to the situation or conditions, the camera automatically selects the optimal settings. B Portrait Suitable for taking portrait pictures. This mode accentuates the skin texture of the portrait subject. F Landscape Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Blues and greens are vividly reproduced. D Landscape + Portrait Suitable for taking pictures of your subject against a distant background. Blues, greens, and skin tones are vividly reproduced. G Night Scene* Suitable for taking pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. U Night + Portrait* Suitable for taking pictures of your subject against a distant night scene. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. C Sports Suitable for capturing fast-moving action. Even fast-moving subjects appear to be stationary.
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Selecting a scene according to the situation (m) 34 3 Basic shooting functions N Indoor Suitable for taking pictures of people indoors. The atmosphere of the background is also vividly reproduced. Close-up pictures may be overexposed. W Candle* Suitable for capturing the atmosphere of a candle-lit scene. Warm colors are reproduced. The flash cannot be used. R Self Portrait Suitable for taking self-portrait pictures. c Available Light Portrait* Suitable for shooting subjects in low light conditions without a flash. The flash cannot be used. S Sunset* Suitable for taking pictures of the evening sunlight. Reds and yellows are vividly reproduced. The flash cannot be used. X Fireworks* Suitable for taking pictures of fireworks displays. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. The flash cannot be used. j Museum Suitable for taking pictures in museums and other places where flash photography is prohibited. The flash cannot be used. V Cuisine Suitable for taking pictures of food. Food colors are vibrantly reproduced.
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Selecting a scene according to the situation (m) 35 3 Basic shooting functions P Behind Glass Suitable for shooting a subject through glass. The flash cannot be used. d Documents Suitable for taking pictures of documents or time schedules. The contrast between the text and background is enhanced. The flash cannot be used. i Auction Suitable for taking pictures of merchandise. The camera takes 3 pictures in succession at the best size while automatically adjusting the exposure. The flash cannot be used. e Shoot & Select1 / f Shoot & Select2 Pictures are taken in succession. You can erase unwanted pictures before saving the ones you want. Suitable for taking moving subjects. Shoot & Select1 (e) Focus is locked at the first frame. Shoot & Select2 (f) Takes pictures in succession, adjusting the focus 1 frame at a time. m Beach & Snow Suitable for taking pictures on a sunny day at the beach or in the snow. You can take pictures of your subject against a beautiful sky or landscape. k Under Water Wide1 / l Under Water Wide2 Suitable for taking pictures of scenery under water. Be sure to use the underwater housing. Under Water Wide1 (k) Takes pictures, adjusting the focus 1 frame at a time. Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on, and press NY to lock the focus position. Under Water Wide2 (l) The focus is fixed at a distance of approximately 5.0 m (16.4 ft.). This distance may change depending on the water quality.
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Selecting a scene according to the situation (m) 36 3 Basic shooting functions H Under Water Macro Suitable for taking pictures under water in macro mode. Be sure to use the underwater housing. Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on, and press NY to lock the focus position. h Reducing Blur This function reduces the blur incurred by a moving subject or camera movement when taking pictures. When the camera moves a lot or the subject is moving quickly, the reduction function may not operate effectively. n Movie This function lets you record movies. * Noise reduction is automatically enabled when the subject is dark. Processing time between shots is doubled and you cannot take pictures during this time. 1 Press the m button. • The scene selection screen is displayed. TIPS • If you select a scene that does not use the flash or a scene with a slower shutter speed, camera movement may occur. It is recommended that you use a tripod to prevent camera movement. • In order to produce specialized effects, some scenes limit control of certain functions. For details, refer to “Functions available in shooting modes and scenes” (P. 151).
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Selecting a scene according to the situation (m) 37 3 Basic shooting functions 2 Press ON to select a scene, and press Z. 3 Take the picture. • For shoot & select, hold down the shutter button. (When [SHOOT & SELECT1] or [SHOOT & SELECT2] is selected • After taking your pictures, the screen for selecting which pictures to erase is displayed. 1 Press XY to select the picture you want to erase, and press O. Repeat Step 1 to erase multiple pictures. 2 When you have selected all the unwanted pictures, press Z. 3 Select [YES], and press Z. • The selected pictures are erased, and only the remaining pictures are saved. 1 OK PORTRAIT SELECT GO 2 OK LANDSCAPE SELECT GO OK GO SELECT The R icon is displayed on the selected picture. The highlighted picture is enlarged.
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38 3 Basic shooting functions Zooming in on your subject You can zoom in on your subject using the optical zoom and digital zoom. With the optical zoom, the image is enlarged on the CCD when the lens magnification is changed, and the image is formed by all the CCD pixels. With the digital zoom, the area at the center of the image captured by the CCD is cropped and enlarged. Because digital zoom takes a small area of the picture and enlarges it, the picture becomes grainy as the digital zoom magnification increases. The following zoom magnifications are available on this camera. Optical zoom 3× (equivalent to 35 mm to 105 mm on a 35 mm camera) Optical zoom × digital zoom Max. 15× Note that camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications. 1 Press the zoom button. Using the zoom Zoom button Zoom out: Press W on the zoom button. Zoom in: Press T on the zoom button.
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Zooming in on your subject 39 3 Basic shooting functions Top menu [MODE MENU] [CAMERA] [DIGITAL ZOOM] [ON] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) • In n mode: Top menu [DIGITAL ZOOM] [ON] 1 Press T on the zoom button. Using the digital zoom Note • Taking a picture with the digital zoom may cause the picture to appear grainy. 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ The white area of the zoom indicator indicates the optical zoom. If the [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [ON], a red area is displayed on the zoom indicator. When you reach the limit of the optical zoom, the digital zoom is enabled. 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ The cursor turns orange when inside the digital zoom area. Optical zoom Digital zoom
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Zooming in on your subject 40 3 Basic shooting functions Set the camera to macro mode when taking pictures close (20 cm/7.9 in. to 50 cm/ 19.7 in.) to your subject. & This mode lets you shoot from as close as 20 cm/7.9 in. to your subject. % This mode lets you shoot from as close as 7 cm/2.8 in. to your subject. The position of the zoom is fixed automatically and cannot be changed. 1 Press X& repeatedly to set [&] or [%]. g“Direct buttons” (P. 12) • After 2 seconds of non-operation, the selection is set and the mode selection screen disappears. 2 Take the picture. Using macro/super macro mode Note • During super macro mode, the zoom and flash are not available. & % 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ
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41 3 Basic shooting functions Flash shooting Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you want to achieve. Flash working range W (max.): Approx. 4.0 m (13.1 ft.) T (max.): Approx. 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) Auto-flash (No indication) The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. Red-eye reduction flash (!) The light from the flash may make the subject’s eyes appear red in the picture. The red-eye reduction flash mode reduces this phenomenon by emitting pre-flashes before firing the regular flash. Fill-in flash (#) The flash fires regardless of the available light. This mode is useful for eliminating shadows on the subject’s face (such as shadows from tree leaves), in a backlight situation, or for correcting the color shift produced by artificial lighting (especially fluorescent light). Flash off ($) The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited. You can also use this mode when shooting landscapes, sunsets, and other subjects outside the range of the flash. Note • After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Hold the camera firmly to avoid camera movement. • Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at the pre- flashes, or if the shooting range is too far. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. Note • The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light. The subject’s eyes appear red.
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Flash shooting 42 3 Basic shooting functions 1 Press Y# repeatedly to set the flash mode. g“Direct buttons” (P. 12) • After 2 seconds of non-operation, the selection is set and the mode selection screen disappears. • Each time you press Y#, the flash mode changes in the following order. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. • In conditions where the flash will fire, the # mark lights (flash stand-by). 3 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. Note • Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low light situations when in the flash off mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement. 4 4 HQ HQ 2816 2816×2112 2112 AUTO AUTO(Auto flash) !(Red-eye reduction flash) $(Flash off) #(Fill-in flash) 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ # mark
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Self-timer shooting 43 3 Basic shooting functions This function lets you take pictures using the self-timer. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. This function is useful for taking pictures when you want to be included in the photograph. 1 Press NY and set to [Y]. g“Direct buttons” (P. 12) • After 2 seconds of non-operation, the selection is set and the mode selection screen disappears. 2 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. • Pressing the shutter button halfway locks the focus and exposure. • The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken. • To stop shooting while in n mode, press the shutter button fully again. • To cancel the self-timer, press NY. • The self-timer mode is automatically canceled after one shot. TIPS The # (flash charge) mark blinks. j Flash charging. Wait until the # mark turns off. Note • During panorama and super macro mode, the flash is not available. • The flash may not give you the optimum result in macro mode with the zoom set to wide-angle (W). Check the resulting picture on the monitor. Self-timer shooting 4 4 2816 2816×2112 2112 HQ HQ Self-timer lamp
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44 3 Basic shooting functions Recording movies This function allows you to record movies. 1 Press the m button. • The scene selection screen is displayed. 2 Press ON to select A, and press Z. 3 Compose your picture. • The remaining recording time is displayed on the monitor. 4 Press the shutter button fully to start recording. • The card access lamp blinks while the movie is being saved. • During movie recording, the A mark lights red. • You can use the zoom button to enlarge your subject. 5 Press the shutter button again to stop recording. • When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. • When there is space in the internal memory or the card, the remaining recording time (P. 26) is displayed, and the camera is ready to shoot. Note • If the distance to the subject greatly changes during recording, you may lose focus. • In n mode, the flash is not available. 00:36 00:36 00:36 HQ HQ Remaining recording time 00:36 00:36 00:36 HQ HQ
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45 4 Additional shooting functions Additional shooting functions Taking pictures like a pro... Adjust the brightness or white balance of the picture, change the focusing area depending on the subject, and make use of other useful functions to create professional-like pictures. At a party or family gathering... Use the self-timer to take group photos at school reunions or birthday parties. In the outdoors or at scenic sites... Use panorama mode to capture a beautiful mountain range or impressive building. 4 
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46 4 Additional shooting functions Changing picture brightness In some situations, you may get better results when the exposure that the camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually. You can adjust the exposure in the range of ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. When the exposure is changed, you can check the result on the monitor. 1 Press OF. 2 Press ON to adjust the exposure, and press Z. • Adjust toward [+] to brighten the image or [–] to darken the image. 3 Take the picture. TIPS • Often, bright subjects (such as snow) turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjust toward [+] to make these subjects closer to their real shades. To prevent the picture from getting brighter, adjust toward [–] when shooting dark subjects. Note • Sometimes, using the flash may not produce the brightness (exposure) that was intended. • The effects of exposure compensation may be limited when the surroundings of the subject are extremely bright or dark. 0 .0 SELECT OK GO
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47 4 Additional shooting functions Adjusting the color of a picture The color of the subject differs depending on lighting conditions. For instance, when daylight, the setting sun or tungsten lighting are reflected on white paper, the shade of white produced will be slightly different for each. By adjusting the white balance, you can achieve more natural- looking colors. AUTO The white balance is adjusted automatically for natural color, regardless of the light source. 5 For natural colors under a clear sky. 3 For natural colors under a cloudy sky. 1 For natural colors under tungsten lighting. w For natural colors under daylight fluorescent lighting. This type of lamp is used mainly in homes. x For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is generally used in desk lamps, etc. y For shooting under a white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is generally used in offices, etc. Top menu [WB] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) 1 Select a white balance setting, and press Z. TIPS • You can select a white balance setting other than the actual light source, and enjoy the different color tones on the monitor. Note • White balance may not be effective under some special light sources. • When taking pictures with the white balance on a setting other than [AUTO], play back the picture and check the colors on the monitor. • When the flash is fired with a white balance setting other than [AUTO], colors may appear different in the resulting picture from the colors you see on the monitor. WB AUTO SELECT OK GO
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48 4 Additional shooting functions Changing the area for measuring the brightness of a subject (ESP/Spot) Changing the area for measuring the brightness of a subject (ESP/n) When taking pictures against backlight, the face of the subject may appear darker. With spot metering, the picture can be taken based on the brightness at the center of the monitor without being affected by the light in the background. ESP Meters the brightness at the center of the monitor and the surrounding area separately to create a picture with balanced brightness. When taking pictures against strong backlight, the center of the picture may appear dark. 5 Only the center of the monitor is metered. Suitable for taking a picture of the subject in the center of the monitor against backlight. Top menu [MODE MENU] [CAMERA] [ESP/n] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) 1 Select [ESP] or [5], and press Z. ESP MEM CAMERA SET DIGITAL ZOOM PANORAMA AF MODE DRIVE ESP/
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49 4 Additional shooting functions Sequential shooting You can take a sequence of pictures at one time while holding down the shutter button. o Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed. j Focus, exposure and white balance are locked at the first frame. The sequential shooting speed varies depending on the record mode setting. i Pictures can be taken at a faster speed than normal sequential shooting. Top menu [MODE MENU] [CAMERA] [DRIVE] [j] / [i] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) 1 Take the picture. • Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed. The camera will take pictures in sequence until you release the button. Note • During high speed sequential shooting, the flash and digital zoom are not available. • During panorama shooting, sequential shooting and high speed sequential shooting are not available. • Shooting in high speed sequential shooting limits the image size to [1600 × 1200] or less. Even when the [K] is set higher than [1600 × 1200], the picture is saved as [1600 × 1200]. • If the battery power is low and f blinks during sequential shooting, shooting stops and the camera starts saving the pictures you have taken. Whether or not all of the shots are saved depends on how much battery power remains. • When using high speed sequential shooting, [ISO] is set to [AUTO]. If [ISO] is set to a setting other than [AUTO], [i] cannot be selected.
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50 4 Additional shooting functions Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO) The higher the ISO, the better the camera’s light sensitivity and ability to shoot in low light conditions. However, high sensitivity introduces noise into the resulting picture, which may give it a grainy appearance. AUTO Sensitivity is automatically adjusted according to the conditions of the subject. 64/100/200/ With a low ISO setting, you can shoot clear, sharp images in 400/800/1600 daylight. With a high ISO setting, you can shoot in dark places. Top menu [ISO] g“Using the menus” (P. 17) 1 Select the ISO from [AUTO], [64], [100], [200], [400], [800], and [1600], and then press Z. Note • ISO is based on the sensitivity of normal camera film. • Shooting with the ISO set to [800] or [1600] limits the picture size to [1600 × 1200] or less. Even when [K] is set higher than [1600 × 1200], the picture is saved as [1600 × 1200]. • Using the flash when shooting close-up pictures with the ISO set to [800] or [1600] may overexpose pictures. • Digital zoom is not available when the ISO is set to [800] or [1600]. 64 100 200 OK AUTO ISO SELECT GO CANCEL

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