Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 in English. This PDF manual has 67 pages.

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INSTRUCTIONS Read this manual carefully before using your camera.
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Indicates circumstances under which mishandling resulting from ignoring this symbol could result in personal injury or property damage. KEEP THE BATTERIES AWAY FROM FIRE. NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE, RECHARGE, OR SHORT-CIRCUIT BATTERIES. WARNING 2
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Names of parts ....................... 6 Viewfinder display/LCD panel .. 8 Loading the battery................. 11 Checking the battery .............. 13 Proper shutter release.............14 Loading the film ...................... 15 Taking pictures .......................18 After shooting.......................... 24 Unloading the film ................... 25 Taking panorama pictures*..... 26 Using the shooting modes ...... 29 Backlight control ..................... 39 Selftimer.................................. 42 4
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Using the RC-200 remote control (optional)................................. 44 Correcting the data**..............48 Printing the date and time**.... 50 Care and storage.................. 52 Caring for your weatherproof camera.................................. 56 Specifications ....................... 59 * Models with the panorama switch only. ** QUARTZDATE/DLX models only. 5
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Shutter release button Zoom lever Strap eyelet Remote control sensor Lens barrier Light sensor* Selftimer indicator Lens* Autofocus windows* Flash* LCD panel (date/time indicator**) Viewfinder Shooting mode button Selftimer/remote control button NAMES OF PARTS 6
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MODE and SET buttons" Green lamp Orange lamp Viewfinder Panorama switch*** Back cover release Back cover Mid-roll rewind button Film window Tripod socket Battery compartment cover Do not soil as this can cause blurred pictures. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. QUARTZDATE/DLX models only. May not be available depending on the model. 7
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/ LCD PANEL Viewfinder Display Close-up correction marks Autofocus mark Green lamp Orange lamp A: Standard mode B: Panorama mode* * Models with the panorama switch only. 8
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LCD Panel Date/time indicator* Infinity mode Exposure counter Selftimer/remote control** Red-Eye Reducing Flash mode Off (Flash Override) mode Fill-In Flash mode Night Scene Flash mode Battery check * QUARTZDATE/DLX models only. **Optionally available . 9
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Notes: If you don't use the camera, the LCD goes off after four and half minutes. The LCD panel does not actually display all indications simultaneously as shown. Attach the strap as shown. 10
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LOADING THE BATTERY 1. Close the lens barrier. PushOPEN to open the battery compartment cover 2. Insert the new battery correctly. WARNING; KEEP THE BATTERY OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. IF A CHILD SWALLOWS A BATTERY, CONTACT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. 11
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Notes: About 15 rolls of 24-exposure film can be used with one new battery. Keep a spare battery on hand when going on a long trip or to a cold area. Sweat, oil, and so on can prevent a battery's terminals from making electrical contact. To avoid this, wipe both terminals before loading the battery. Dispose of used batteries as general waste according to local regulations. 12
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CHECKING THE BATTERY Open the lens barrier until you feel a click. Display: lights (and turns off automatically). Meaning: Battery is OK. You can shoot. Display: blinks and other indicators are displayed normally. Meaning: Battery power is low and battery should be replaced. Display: blinks and other indicators go out. Meaning: Battery is dead and should be replaced immediately. 13
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PROPER SHUTTER RELEASE Practice before loading the film. Locks the focus. The green lamp lights. Releases the shutter to take the picture. Cautions: • Press the shutter release button gently. • Avoid shaking the camera when pressing the shutter release button to prevent blurry pictures. 14
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LOADINGTHEFILM 1. Open the back cover. Do not touch the inside of the camera, especially the lens. 2. Insert the film cartridge until it clicks. Note: Use of ISO 400 film is recommended. 15
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A.Correct Make sure the film is lying flat. B.Incorrect Push the film cartridge gently to position the film correctly. Then press the left side of the back cover and close it securely. If the film is not lying flat, the film may not advance to the first frame. Caution: Do not touch the plastic parts near the take-up spool. 16
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3. Align the film leader with the mark , and close the back cover. The film automatically advances to the first frame. The film does not overlap any of the positioning guides Then close the back cover. 4. Open the lens barrier until you feel a click. The exposure counter on the LCD panel reads . Note: If blinks in the exposure counter, the film is improperly loaded. Reload the film. 17
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TAKING PICTURES 1. Open the lens barrier until you feel a click. The lens extends slightly, the flash pops up, and the LCD panel turns on. Note: When the flash is held down, the camera will not activate. Release your finger from the flash. 18
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2. Aim the camera at your subject. Use the zoom lever for telephoto or wide- angle photography. 19
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How to Use the Zoom Lever Telephoto: Pull the lever to the "T" side to zoom in. Wide angle: Push the lever to the "W" side to zoom out. 20
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3. Position the autofocus mark on your subject. 4. Depress the shutter release button halfway to adjust the focus. Focus has been correctly adjusted and the green lamp lights. Exposure also will be adjusted automatically. WARNING: DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN THROUGHTHEVIEWFINDER. 21
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5. Depress the shutter release button fully to take the picture. Note: Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens, autofocus windows and flash. Working distance: 0.6 m (2 ft) ~ (infinity) Notes: When the subject is closer than the minimum working distance, the shutter will not release. (The green lamp blinks.) When the subject is extremely close to the camera, the subject will be out of focus although the shutter releases. 22
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Close-up Correction Picture area at (infinity) Close-up correction marks Image area of picture at 0.6 m (2ft) The picture area will move lower in the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. 23
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AFTER SHOOTING 1. Close the lens barrier slowly and carefully. The lens and flash will retract automatically. 2. Close the lens barrier completely. Caution: Do not forcibly close the lens barrier as it will interfere with lens retraction. Note: The power is turned off automatically after 4.5 hours. When the camera is not in use, try to keep the lens barrier closed. 24
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UNLOADINGTHEFILM The camera automatically rewinds the film when you reach the end of a roll. After the motor stops and £ starts blinking on the LCD panel, open the back cover and remove the film. Rewinding the film before the end of the roll Press the mid-roll rewind button gently with your fingernail, etc. Caution: Do not use an instrument with a sharp tip. 25
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TAKING PANORAMA PICTURES Set the switch to PANORAMA. Caution: To avoid malfunction, do not touch the sliding panorama borders inside the camera when the back cover is open in the Panorama mode. Notes: Always set the panorama switch to either end, not midway between the two ends. The panorama frame in the viewfinder will disappear after a certain amount of time. To display it again, close and open the lens barrier. * Models with the panorama switch only. 26
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Availability of panorama format film processing facilities varies according to area. We recommend that you consult your local film processor or camera dealer before taking pictures in the Panorama mode. When pictures taken in the Panorama mode are printed in the standard size, black strips appear at top and bottom of prints. A. Viewfinder in the Standard mode B. Viewfinder in the Panorama mode 27
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Close-up Correction in the Panorama Mode At about 0.6 m (2 ft) the shaded area in the illustration becomes the image area. 28
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USING THE SHOOTING MODES This camera has seven shooting modes. Use these modes in accordance with the photographic conditions and your purpose. Setting the Modes Each time the shooting mode button is pressed, the mode will change sequentially as shown on page 58. WARNING. DO NOT FIRE FLASH TOO CLOSE TO THE EYES OF PEOPLE OR ANIMALS. 29
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Auto Flash mode (p. 31) Red-Eye Reducing Flash mode (p. 32) Off (Flash Override) mode (p. 34) Fill-In Flash (Forced Activation) mode (p. 35) Infinity mode (p. 36) Night Scene Flash mode (p. 37) Red-Eye Reducing Night Scene Flash mode (p. 38) Note: The flash strength is automatically controlled to prevent pictures from being overexposed even when the subjects are close. 30
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ISO 100 200 400 W (38 mm) 0.6 ~ 4.4 m (2 ~ 14.4ft) 0.6 ~ 6.2 m (2 ~ 20.3 ft) 0.6 ~ 8.8 m (2 ~ 28.9 ft) T (80 mm) 0.6 ~ 2.2 m (2 ~ 7.2 ft) 0.6 ~ 3.1 m (2 ~ 10.2 ft) 0.6 ~ 4.4 m (2 ~ 14.4ft) AUTO FLASH The flash fires automatically in dark places, with backlighting and under fluorescent or other artificial lighting. The orange lamp lights when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. Notes: When the orange lamp is blinking, the flash is being recharged and the shutter won't release. Release your finger from the shutter release button, and wait for several seconds. Maximum distance is about 70% of the working range when using positive color film. Flash Working Range (with color negative film) 31
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RED-EYE REDUCING FLASH Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red in flash photography). Inthe flash mode, the camera will fire a series of low-power pre- flashes before the regular flash. Red-eye reduction may not be effective when the subject: 1. Is not looking at the flash from the right front. 2. Is not watching the pre- flashes. 3. Is too far from the camera. 32
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The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the individual characteristics of subjects. IMPORTANT: Be sure to hold the camera still until the shutter releases. It takes approximately one second. 33
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When you don't want the flash to fire even in the dark or when you want to shoot such subjects as fireworks. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited or in twilight or night scenes. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 2 seconds) is automatically selected in low- light situations, the use of a tripod is recommended. Closing the lens barrier restores the Auto Flash mode. OFF (FLASH OVERRIDE) 34
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FILL-IN FLASH (Forced Activation) When you want the flash to fire for each shot. The flash fires regardless of available light. Use this mode to compensate for a shadow oast on the subject's face (such as the shadow of a tree). It is also used when shooting in backlit conditions or under artificial lighting (such as fluorescent light). Use this mode within the flash working range (p. 31). Closing the lens barrier restores the Auto Flash mode. 35
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INFINITY The camera automatically sets the working distance at (infinity) and the flash to OFF (flash override). Notes: Cancel the Infinity mode to shoot a subject up close. Since the autofocus system is de-activated, this mode is useful for shooting a landscape through a window. Close the lens barrier to restore the Auto Flash mode. 36
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NIGHT SCENE FLASH When taking pictures of a night scene, this mode produces clear images. Notes: The use of a tripod is recommended since slow shutter speeds (down to 4 seconds) are automatically selected in low-light situations. Closing the lens barrier restores the Auto Flash mode. 37
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RED-EYE REDUCING NIGHT SCENE FLASH MODE You can take pictures of people with a night scene background while reducing the "red-eye" phenomenon. Notes: Except for the pre-flashes, this mode is the same as the Night Scene Flash mode. Read precautionary remarks in "Red-Eye Reducing Flash" (p. 32) and "Night Scene Flash" (p. 37). When the lens barrier is closed, the camera switches to the Red-Eye Reducing Flash mode. 38
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BACKLIGHT CONTROL Use this mode to achieve correct exposure when the subject is backlit. 1. Press the selftimer/remote control button and flash mode button simultaneously. will be displayed on the LCD panel. To cancel the Backlight Control mode, press both buttons simultaneously again or close the lens barrier. 2. Position the autofocus mark on your subject and press down the shutter release button all the way. Notes: This mode cannot be engaged while the date/time is being corrected. To confirm the date/time after engaging this mode, press the SETbutton. 39
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Difficult-to-Autofocus Subjects Although this camera's autofocus system can lock on virtually any subject, under certain conditions, such as ~ below, it may not lock on the correct subject even if the shutter releases. This can happen either when the green lamp lights or blinks intermittently. 40
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In these situations, first focus on a different subject at a similar distance, and then reposition the correct subject in the picture frame. Glossy or reflective surfaces Black objects Subjects behind glass or wire mesh Flames and smoke Excessively bright light within the picture area 41
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1. Press the button to display Fix the camera on a tripod or other support. 2. Aim at your subject, and press the shutter release button. The shutter will be released about 12 seconds after you press the button. The selftimer automatically disengages after release. 10 sec: Selftimer indicator lights 2 sec: Blinks SELFTIMER 42
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Notes: The focus and exposure will be locked when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. To cancel the selftimer after it has been activated, press the button again. 43
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USING THE RC-200 REMOTE CONTROL (optional) 1. Press the button to display To cancel this mode, press the button again. This mode is canceled automatically when not used for more than 20 minutes. 2. Aim the remote control at the camera, and press the button. The shutter will be released after about 3 seconds. 44
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WARNINGS: KEEP THE REMOTE CONTROL OUT THE REACH OF CHILDREN. IF A CHILD SWALLOWS THE REMOTE CONTROL, CONTACT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. NEVER EXPOSE THE REMOTE CONTROL TO EXCESSIVE HEAT OR OPEN FLAME. Notes: Use the remote control within a range that can be seen in the viewfinder. The camera will focus on the subject directly in front of it. The remote control may not work when the subject Is backlit. In this case, use the selftinier. The remote control may not work when there is inverted fluorescent light near the camera. 45
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Attaching to the Strap Open the buckle ~ ,insert the strap , and close the buckle . The remote control can be attached to round straps with a diameter of 3 ~ 5 mm (0.12 ~ 0.2 in) and flat straps with a thickness of 1.2 ~ 2 mm (0.05 ~ 0.08 in) and a width of 6 ~ 12.5 mm (0.23 ~ 0.42 in). 46
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47 Replacing the Battery 1. Open the buckle and remove the battery cover inside by sliding in the direction of the arrow. 2. Insert a new battery (CR1220) with the plus mark showing on top . 3. Attach the battery cover by sliding in the direction of the arrow . 4. Close the buckle . Handling Cautions Never apply excessive force to the remote control when attached to the strap. Usable temperature range: -10°C ~ 40°C (14°F ~ 104°F).
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CORRECTING THE DATA (for QUARTZDATE/DLXmodels only) 1. Press the MODE button for two seconds or longer. The year indication will start blinking. 2. Press the SET button to correct the year. If you press the button once, the number on the display will advance by 1. And if you keep it pressed, the numbers will run in rapid succession. 48
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3. Press the MODE button again. The month indication will start blinking. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the day, hour and minutes. Note: As you press the mode button, the blinking indication changes in the order of year, month, day, hour, and minute. The data correction will be finished when the mode button is pressed again. 49
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PRINTING THE DATE AND TIME (for DUARTZDATE/DLXmodelsonly) Choose the desired mode. The mode will switch in the described order. The date unit uses the same power switch as the main unit. Make sure to correct the data after the battery is replaced. The data is imprinted in the lower right of the picture. If there is something whitish or tinged with orange where the data is imprinted, the data may be difficult to read. The data may not be printed correctly on the frame(s) after the specified final exposure of the film. 50

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  • Brand: Olympus
  • Product: Digital cameras
  • Model/name: Stylus Epic Zoom 80
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