Olympus Stylus Verve manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus Verve in English. This PDF manual has 192 pages.

Table of contents

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DIGITAL CAMERA Advanced Manual 1 Taking Pictures 2 Viewing 3 Setting Up 4 Printing Pictures 5 Connecting Computer 6 Appendix
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2 How to use this manual This manual contains a table of contents, an index and menus to enable you to easily find the topic that you want to use or learn out more about. Using the table of contents gP.5 All the titles in the manual are listed here, grouped into chapters. The chapters are composed of the shooting, playback, printing, etc. based on their purposes. Using the index gP.189 The index lists the camera’s functions, parts and terms used in this manual in alphabetical order. When you come across a word in the manual that you do not understand or when you want to find a certain term, use the index to find the page(s) where it is used. Using the menu list gP.180 The camera's menus are laid out in the form of a tree diagram according to tab and show the setting options for each available function. First find the menu you are looking for, then look for the reference page number for each function. when you want to select the language in which the menus and error messages are displayed Go to Chapter 3 Seeting Up for the page titled “Selecting a language W....84.” For example... when you want to know more about ESP metering Go to the index at the end of the manual and look under E for “ESP....35” For example... when you want to find out which setting to choose for 0 Go through the menus until you find 0 and look for the reference page number. For example...
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3 How to read the instructions A sample page is shown below to explain how to read the instructions in this manual. Look at it carefully before taking or viewing pictures. zIndications used in this manual This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunc- tion 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. g Reference pages describing details or associated information. 2 Viewing Displaying several pictures at once This function lets you view several thumbnail pictures on the monitor at once. It is useful when you are looking for a specific picture. You can change the number of pictures displayed. “Selecting the number of pictures ” (P.51) Press the side of the zoom button in the playback mode. The index display appears. Use the arrow pad to select a picture. : Moves to the previous picture. : Moves to the next picture. : Jumps to the previous index display. (the frames before the top left frame) : Jumps to the next index display. (the frames following the bottom right frame) Press the side of the zoom button. The screen returns to single-frame 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 8 9 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 8 9 HQ 100-0005 This shows the buttons and button locations for the function concerned. Procedure and the corresponding monitor display are shown.
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4 Menu operations The screen that appears on the monitor when you turn the camera on and press the OK/MENU button is called the “Top menu.” There are three top menus as shown below. The shooting mode screens will be used here to explain how to use the menus. See gP.180 for the Menu List. To cancel the menu display, press the OK/MENU button again. The arrow mark ( ) at the bottom or top of the menu indicates that there are more options available. F WB K MODE MENU m S ERASE INFO MODE MENU S ERASE INFO MODE MENU MOVIE PLAYBACK Shooting mode Playback mode (still picture) Playback mode (movie) WB GO AUTO SELECT ESP/n CARD SET ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF SPOT DRIVE CAMERA Press Exposure compensation 0.0 F + GO SELECT Operational buttons (arrow pad and OK/MENU button) Press SHQ 2272×1704 HQ 2272×1704 SQ1 2048×1536 SQ2 640×480 K GO SELECT White Balance Image quality mode F WB K MODE MENU Operational buttons (arrow pad and OK/MENU button) Use the arrow pad to select a tab and a mode. Operational buttons (arrow pad and OK/MENU button) Press MODE MENU Press Tab Function
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5 Contents How to use this manual...........................................................................2 How to read the instructions....................................................................3 Menu operations .....................................................................................4 1 Taking Pictures..............................................9 Focusing on a subject that is not in center of frame (Focus lock).........10 Changing focus zone (AF) ....................................................................12 Changing shooting scene modes l............................................14 Shooting scene modes ...............................................................15 Recording movies N ...........................................................................18 Using zoom systems.............................................................................20 Using the optical zoom................................................................20 Enabling digital zoom..................................................................21 Using flash #........................................................................................23 Changing resolution and quality K .....................................................25 Picture quality modes for still pictures.........................................25 Picture quality modes for movie..................................................28 Selecting white balance according to surrounding lighting 0 ..........30 Setting Exposure Compensation F....................................................32 Changing ISO sensitivities ....................................................................33 When brightness of subject and background differs 5.......................35 Taking close-up pictures & ..................................................................37 Setting up Super macro mode % ..............................................38 Using self-timer Y ................................................................................39 Taking successive pictures j.............................................................40 Panoramic shooting ..............................................................................42 Stitching together two pictures/ ..................................................45 Recording sound with still pictures R....................................................47
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6 2 Viewing ........................................................49 Displaying several pictures at once G ................................................50 Selecting the number of pictures G ..........................................51 Enlarging pictures U ............................................................................53 Rotating pictures y ..............................................................................54 Displaying pictures one after another m.............................................56 Recording sound with pictures taken R ................................................57 Playing back movies q .......................................................................59 Creating an index........................................................................61 Playback on a TV..................................................................................63 Displaying shooting information ............................................................66 Editing pictures......................................................................................67 Creating soft focus pictures ........................................................67 Creating fish-eye pictures ...........................................................69 Creating black and white pictures...............................................71 Creating sepia-tone pictures.......................................................73 Changing the resolution Q .......................................................75 Protecting pictures 0.........................................................................77 Erasing one picture S...........................................................................79 Erasing all pictures R .........................................................................80 3 Setting Up....................................................83 Selecting a language W ..................................................................84 Setting date and time X .....................................................................86 Saving settings......................................................................................88 Checking the picture you have just taken .............................................90 Setting beep/alert sound 8 .................................................................92 Setting shutter sound ............................................................................94 Setting volume ......................................................................................96 Setting power-on screen and sound .....................................................98 Recording power-on screen................................................................100 Setting screen color ............................................................................102 Setting file names................................................................................104 Formatting a card................................................................................107 Adjusting brightness of monitor s....................................................109 Adjust CCD and image processing functions......................................111
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7 4 Printing Pictures.........................................113 Selecting printing method....................................................................114 Making print reservations <...............................................................115 All-frame reservation U...........................................................116 Single-frame reservation <......................................................118 Canceling print reservations .....................................................120 Printing with PictBridge-compatible printer .........................................122 Using the direct printing function...............................................122 Connecting the camera to a printer...........................................123 Printing pictures ........................................................................124 Easiest Printing.........................................................................125 PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode............................................127 ALL PRINT mode......................................................................131 ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode..................................134 Exiting direct printing.................................................................136 5 Connecting Computer................................137 Operational Sequence ........................................................................138 Using provided OLYMPUS Master software.......................................139 What is OLYMPUS Master? .....................................................139 Installing OLYMPUS Master .....................................................140 Connecting the camera to computer...................................................146 Activating OLYMPUS Master..............................................................148 Displaying camera images on computer.............................................150 Transferring and storing the camera images on a computer ....150 Viewing still images/movies ................................................................153 Printing images ...................................................................................155 Transferring and storing camera images to a computer without using OLYMPUS Master application ............................................................157
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8 6 Appendix....................................................159 Precautions .........................................................................................160 Handling the camera.................................................................160 Battery handling precautions ....................................................162 Card handling precautions........................................................163 LCD monitor..............................................................................164 Error messages...................................................................................165 If a problem arises...............................................................................169 Green and red lamps and indicators...................................................173 Camera maintenance..........................................................................174 AC adapter (sold separately) ..............................................................175 Names of parts....................................................................................176 Monitor Display List.............................................................................178 Menu List.............................................................................................180 List of functions by shooting mode......................................................184 Camera specifications.........................................................................186 Specifications of accessories..............................................................188 Index ...................................................................................................189
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9 1 Taking Pictures This chapter describes how to take successive pictures, movies and how to use the flash, zoom, etc. To change the shooting settings, refer to “3: Setting Up.” 1 Taking Pictures
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10 1 Taking Pictures Focusing on a subject that is not in center of frame (Focus lock) When the subject you want to focus on is not exactly in the center of the monitor and you cannot position the AF target mark on it, you can focus on another point at roughly the same distance (focus lock) and take the picture as explained below. This is called “focus lock.” In shooting mode, position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. When shooting a hard-to-focus subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject. Press the shutter button halfway. When the green lamp lights steadily, the focus, exposure and white balance are locked. When the green lamp blinks: c You are too close to the subject take the picture at least 50 cm/1.6 ft. away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode. g“Taking close-up pictures &” (P.37) d Focus is not locked so release your finger from the shutter button, re- position your subject and press the shutter button halfway again. Recompose your shot while keeping the shutter button pressed halfway. P a 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ o AF target mark P a ( 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ o
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Focusing on a subject that is not in center of frame (Focus lock) 11 1 Taking Pictures Press the shutter button completely down to take the picture. Subjects that are difficult to focus on The purpose of the camera’s auto focus feature is to bring the subject into focus automatically, but under certain conditions, the auto focus may not function effectively. If this happens, focus on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject (focus lock), recompose your shot and then take the picture. For details of the focus lock procedure, refer to g P.10. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus on the subject using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the shutter button pressed halfway and take the picture. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame Subject without vertical lines (See “Tips” below) Subjects at different distances Fast-moving subject Subject is not in center of monitor
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12 1 Taking Pictures Changing focus zone (AF) You can select the focusing mode. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [AF MODE]. Press to go to the AF mode settings. SPOT The camera focuses on the subject in the AF target mark. iESP Select the subject on the monitor that you would like to focus on. The camera can focus on the subject even when it is not exactly centered. F WB K MODE MENU ESP/n CARD SET ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CAMERA SPOT CAMERA CARD SET ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE ESP o AUTO OFF SPOT
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Changing focus zone (AF) 13 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [iESP] or [SPOT] and press the OK/MENU button. The AF mode is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. Take the picture using the monitor. SPOT iESP CARD SET ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM DRIVE AF MODE CAMERA
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14 1 Taking Pictures Changing shooting scene modes l There are 14 shooting scene modes to choose from on this camera. To create the effects you want, simply select the mode best suited to your purpose or conditions. Until you become familiar with the camera, it is recommended that [PROGRAM AUTO] be used to take pictures. Press (l) in shooting mode (K). The scene selection palette for selecting the shooting scene mode is displayed at left of the monitor. Press or to select shooting scene mode, and press the OK/ MENU button. The selected shooting scene mode is set. PROGRAM AUTO SELECT GO For normal shooting SELECT GO PORTRAIT
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Changing shooting scene modes l 15 1 Taking Pictures Shooting scene modes PROGRAM AUTO P All you need to do is press the shutter button. The camera automatically selects the optimal settings. PORTRAIT I Suitable for taking a full-frame portrait shot of a person. Ideal for capturing accurate skin tones. LANDSCAPE L Lets you take clear and sharp pictures of distant scenery. Creates a very broad depth of field to keep the entire view in focus. LANDSCAPE + PORTRAIT K Suitable for taking pictures of both your subject and the landscape. NIGHT SCENE m Suitable for taking pictures of night views such as illuminated buildings. Slower shutter speeds are used when m (NIGHT SCENE) mode is set. The use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement when the shutter speed is slow.
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Changing shooting scene modes l 16 1 Taking Pictures CUISINE G Lets you take beautiful pictures of food. The saturation, sharpness and contrast settings are increased to take sharp, vivid pictures of the subject. BEACH & SNOW R Suitable for taking pictures at a beach or in snow. Lets you take beautiful pictures of scenery with white sand or snow. SELF PORTRAIT + SELF TIMER N Lets you take pictures of yourself and the landscape. BEHIND GLASS v Suitable for taking pictures of items displayed in a shop’s window or through glass. SELF PORTRAIT o Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. The zoom function is locked at the W position and cannot be changed while in self portrait mode. Spot metering is not available in this mode.
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Changing shooting scene modes l 17 1 Taking Pictures INDOOR H Suitable to take pictures of the subject indoors together with background scene. Picture quality mode can only be set to SQ2 “1280 × 960”, “1024 × 768” and “640 × 480.” CANDLE U The optimum mode to take a picture of candles preserving warm light of candles. Picture quality mode can only be set to SQ2 “1280 × 960”, “1024 × 768” and “640 × 480.” SUNSET S Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises. FIREWORKS y Lets you capture the expanding burst of light from a fireworks. Slower shutter speeds are used when y (FIREWORKS) mode is set. The use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement when the shutter speed is slow.
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18 1 Taking Pictures Recording movies N You can record movies as well as still pictures with this camera. The camera maintains the correct exposure during movie recording even if your subject moves. The sound is automatically recorded when recording a movie. Set the mode dial to n, then press the POWER switch to turn the camera on. When power is turned on, the lens extends, the monitor turns on, and the camera enters shooting mode. Position the AF target mark on the subject while looking at the picture on the monitor. During movie recording, the remaining recording time is displayed on the monitor. Press the shutter button halfway and hold. The focus and white balance are locked and the green lamp lights steadily. $ $ R $ 00:36 00:36 00:36 HQ HQ N AF target mark Remaining recording time
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Recording movies N 19 1 Taking Pictures Press the shutter button the rest of the way and release it to start recording. While a movie is taken, N indicator lights red. Press the shutter button again to stop recording. When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. To view the movie you have just taken, see g“Playing back movies q” (P.59) Press the POWER switch to turn off the camera. The sound quality deteriorates temporarily if water gets on the microphone or speaker. It returns to normal when the water has evaporated. The optical zoom system cannot be used. When you want to use the zoom system, select [ON] in the [DIGITAL ZOOM] settings. g”Using zoom systems” (P.20)
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20 1 Taking Pictures Using zoom systems This camera has two zoom systems, one is a normal optical zoom system and the other is a digital zoom system. Using the zoom systems, you can change the scope and composition of the picture you are taking. Using the optical zoom Press the zoom button in shooting mode (K). Press and hold the T side of the zoom button to zoom in on a distant object. (Telephoto) Press and hold the W side of the zoom button to zoom out and obtain a broader view. (Wide-angle) Shooting distance and shooting range Optical zoom up to 2× Optical zoom + digital zoom up to 8× Zoom position Shooting distance Shooting range (W × H) (minimum shooting distance) Macro mode (W) 20 cm (0.7 ft.) to ) 209 × 154 mm (20cm (0.7ft.)) Macro mode (T) 20 cm (0.7 ft.) to ) 105 × 78 mm (20cm (0.7ft.)) Normal shooting (W) 50 cm (1.6 ft.) to ) 509 × 376 mm (50cm (1.6ft.)) Normal shooting (T) 50 cm (1.6 ft.) to ) 255 × 191 mm (50cm (1.6ft.)) The zoom bar goes up or down. Wide-angle (W) Telephoto (T)
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Using zoom systems 21 1 Taking Pictures Enabling digital zoom The optical zoom is operated simply by pressing the zoom button, but to use the digital zoom, [DIGITAL ZOOM] must be set to [ON] on the monitor. The optical zoom magnifies the subject by extending the lens. The digital zoom, on the other hand, enlarges the picture by digitizing the image captured by the camera. The area in the center of the image is cropped and magnified on the monitor. Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy as a result. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [DIGITAL ZOOM]. Press to go to the digital zoom settings. F WB K MODE MENU CAMERA CARD SET ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE ESP o AUTO OFF SPOT CAMERA CARD SET ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE ESP o AUTO OFF ESP/n SPOT
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Using zoom systems 22 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [ON] and press the OK/MENU button. The digital zoom is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. The digital zoom cannot be used when [OFF] is selected. Press the zoom button to operate the digital zoom. Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. Camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications. Stabilize the camera with a tripod, etc. to avoid camera movement. The zoom systems cannot be used in the self portrait mode. OFF ON CARD SET ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE CAMERA o o White area: Range of optical zoom magnification. Red area : Range of digital zoom magnification.
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23 1 Taking Pictures Using flash # The camera is initially set to Auto-flash, but you can select from the following four flash modes according to the shooting conditions. Auto-flash (Factory default setting) 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 pictures taken in dark places. The red-eye reduction flash mode [!] reduces this phenomenon by emitting pre-flashes before firing the regular flash. This helps accustom the subject’s eyes to the bright light and minimizes the red-eye phenomenon. After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second until the picture is taken. 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 subject is too far from the camera. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. #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). $Flash off The flash does not fire even in low-light conditions. Use this mode in places such as art museums where flash photography is prohibited. Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low light situations when in the flash off mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent camera movement.
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Using flash # 24 1 Taking Pictures Press (#) repeatedly in shooting mode (K) to change the flash setting. The flash settings change in the order of the arrow. After [$], the setting returns to [AUTO]. The flash charging lamp (#) blinks while the flash is charging. Example: When [#] is set, the display shows # indicator. The flash setting mode display automatically turns off. P a AUTO 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ AUTO # $ ! P a # 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ o Flash mode indicator Flash working range The appropriate shooting distance when using the flash is shown below. Shooting distance (W) 0.2 to 2.8 m (0.7 to 9.2 ft.) Shooting distance (T) 0.2 to 2.0 m (0.7 to 6.6 ft.)
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25 1 Taking Pictures Changing resolution and quality K Picture quality modes for still pictures This function lets you select the resolution and quality when recording pictures on the card. It is best to choose the resolution and quality according to the purpose. The camera is preset to HQ mode. Card capacity and number of storable pictures The number of storable pictures listed in the table is approximate. The number of remaining pictures may change according to the subject or print reservation. The number of remaining pictures sometimes does not change even when a picture is taken or a stored picture is erased. Recording sound with still pictures reduces the number of pictures you can take. Record mode Picture quality Resolution Usage examples SHQ Detailed 2272 × 1704 (Low compression) For making large prints or editing on a computer. HQ Normal 2272 × 1704 (Hereafter standard compression) For printing in postcard size. SQ1 2048 × 1536 For printing 3" × 5" prints. SQ2 1600 × 1200 For small prints, posting on the Internet or attach- ing to e-mail. 1280 × 960 1024 × 768 640 × 480 Record mode Card capacity SHQ HQ SQ1 SQ2 1600 × 1200 1280 × 960 1024 × 768 640 × 480 16MB 5 16 20 24 38 58 90 32MB 11 32 40 48 76 117 180 64MB 22 65 81 97 153 234 362 128MB 45 130 163 194 307 469 726 256MB 90 262 326 389 614 940 1453 512MB 180 523 652 779 1229 1879 2904 Large Small
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Changing resolution and quality K 26 1 Taking Pictures Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to select [K]. Compression rate and picture quality The quality of the picture depends on the compression rate. Pictures taken in a low compression record mode are clearer than pictures taken in standard compression record mode. However, lower compression makes the file size larger, reducing the number of pictures that can be stored on the card. Resolution This refers to the number of pixels (vertical × horizontal) used when saving an picture. If the picture will be printed, higher resolution (larger number of pixels) is recommended so that the picture will be clearer. However, higher resolution pictures make the file size (amount of data) larger, so the number of pictures that can be saved will be fewer. Resolution and picture size on a computer screen 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 in 1024 × 768 resolution is the same size as the screen if you set the picture to 1× when the monitor setting is 1024 × 768. However, if the monitor setting is greater than 1024 × 768 (such as 1280 × 1024), the picture only takes up part of the screen. Resolution and Compression rate F WB K MODE MENU
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Changing resolution and quality K 27 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [SHQ], [HQ], [SQ1] or [SQ2]. If you selected [SHQ], [HQ] or [SQ1], go to step 4. If you selected [SQ2], go to step 3. Press to display the [SQ2] setup screen. Press or to choose a resolution and press the OK/MENU button. Press the OK/MENU button. The selected record mode and the number of shootable still pictures are displayed. To save the selected picture quality mode for the next time you use the camera, set [ALL RESET] to [OFF]. g “Saving settings” (P.88) SHQ 2272×1704 HQ 2272×1704 SQ1 2048×1536 SQ2 640×480 K GO SELECT 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 640×480 SQ2 GO SELECT CANCEL
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Changing resolution and quality K 28 1 Taking Pictures Picture quality modes for movie You can select between two picture quality modes. The recording time varies depending on the picture quality mode. Total recording time per card The recording time shown in the above table are approximate. Record mode Resolution (Frames per second) Recording time (16MB) HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) Approx. 41 sec. SQ 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.) Approx. 150 sec. Record mode HQ SQ Card capacity 16MB Approx. 41 sec. Approx. 150 sec. 32MB Approx. 83 sec. Approx. 300 sec. 64MB Approx. 170 sec. Approx. 600 sec. 128MB Approx. 330 sec. Approx. 1200 sec. 256MB Approx. 670 sec. Approx. 2400 sec. 512MB Approx. 1300 sec. Approx. 4800 sec.
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Changing resolution and quality K 29 1 Taking Pictures Press the OK/MENU button in the MOVIE (n) shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to select [K]. Press or to select [HQ] or [SQ]. Press the OK/MENU button. The selected record mode and time remaining are displayed. F WB K MODE MENU HQ 320×240 SQ 160×120 K GO SELECT
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30 1 Taking Pictures Selecting white balance according to surrounding lighting 0 When daylight, the sun or tungsten lighting are reflected on white substance, the shade of white produced will differ for each. People’s eyes recognize white objects as being white irrespective of the surrounding lighting, but with a digital camera the color needs to be adjusted to suit the situational lighting so that white objects appear white in the picture. This adjustment function is called “white balance.” Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to select [0]. AUTO The camera automatically adjusts the white balance according to the situational lighting so that colors look natural. PRESET Choose from one of the following white balance settings according to the situational lighting. 5 Suitable for taking pictures under a clear sky. 3 Suitable for taking pictures under a cloudy sky. 1 Suitable for taking pictures under tungsten lighting (incandescent). > Suitable for taking pictures under fluorescent lighting. F WB K MODE MENU
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Selecting white balance according to surrounding lighting 0 31 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [AUTO], [5], [3], [1] or [>], then press the OK/ MENU button. The selected white balance mode is set. When the white balance mode is selected, the white balance indicators [5, 3, 1, >] are displayed on the monitor. When [AUTO] white balance mode is set, no indicator is displayed. Set the white balance to [5] or [3] to capture a sunrise or sunset with beautiful reddish tones. The white balance feature may not be effective under some special light sources, such situations where multiple lights are used. If you set a white balance mode 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 those in the picture you see on the monitor. WB GO AUTO SELECT > WB GO SELECT -1.0 -1.0 P 5 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ a o Indicator
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32 1 Taking Pictures Setting Exposure Compensation F If your subject is extremely bright or dark, or if the contrast between the subject and the background is high, you can adjust the brightness using the exposure compensation feature. You can adjust the exposure between +2.0 and –2.0 in 1/3 EV (Exposure Value) steps. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to select [ F ]. Press or to select the exposure compensation value. :Adjusts towards [+] to give a brighter picture. :Adjusts towards [–] to give a darker picture. Press the OK/MENU button. The selected exposure compensation value is set. Often bright subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker on the picture than their natural colors. Adjusting towards [+] makes these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust towards [–] when shooting dark subjects. We recommend that you return the exposure compensation value to 0 after taking a picture with an adjusted exposure compensation. If the flash is used, the picture brightness (exposure) may differ from the intended brightness (exposure). F WB K MODE MENU 0.0 + GO F SELECT
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33 1 Taking Pictures Changing ISO sensitivities Setting ISO sensitivity at a high level is effective in taking pictures of the subject in dark or low-lighting conditions. However, the picture may contain noise or become grainy. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [ISO]. Press to go to the selected the ISO sensitivity setting. AUTO The camera automatically compensates by raising or lower- ing sensitivity depending on the subject. 64/100/200/400 Use lower ISO sensitivities for taking pictures in bright day- light to obtain a sharp picture. Use higher ISO sensitivities to take pictures using a faster shutter speed. F WB K MODE MENU ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CARD SET CAMERA SPOT ESP/n DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CAMERA CARD SET ISO SPOT
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Changing ISO sensitivities 34 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select a desired ISO sensitivity and press the OK/ MENU button. The selected ISO sensitivity is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. Take the pictures. The higher ISO sensitivity setting you select, the higher noise level the picture has. The ISO sensitivities are measured based on silver-halide films but the figures are approximate. When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] and a picture is taken in a dark place without using the flash, the camera automatically sets to a high shutter speed in order to avoid camera shake. When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] and the subject is so far as the flash light does not reach it the camera automatically raises the ISO sensitivity. ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE 64 AUTO 200 400 100 CARD SET CAMERA
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35 1 Taking Pictures When brightness of subject and background differs 5 Taking pictures of a backlit subject may result in darkened faces or other foreground objects. Using the spot metering in such situations will ensure that the subject is clear regardless of the background light. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode. The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [ESP/n]. Press to go to the metering settings. ESP (no indication) Meters the subject at the center of the monitor and the area around it separately to obtain the optimum exposure. n Meters only the subject in the AF target mark at the center of the monitor to obtain the appropriate exposure for the subject in the center. F WB K MODE MENU ESP/n CARD SET ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CAMERA SPOT ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CAMERA CARD SET SPOT
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When brightness of subject and background differs 5 36 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [n] and press the OK/MENU button. The spot metering is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. Take the picture using spot metering. c Position the subject in the center of the frame and press the shutter button halfway. d Compose your shot and press the shutter button all the way to take the picture. ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP n DRIVE CAMERA CARD SET
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37 1 Taking Pictures Taking close-up pictures & Use the macro mode when you want to shoot a close up of the subject, for example when taking a picture of a flower. With the macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 20 cm (7.8 in.) to the subject. To shoot even closer, select the super macro mode. This lets you shoot as close as 8 cm (3.1 in.) to the subject. Press (&) repeatedly in shooting mode to select [&]. When the macro mode has been selected, & is displayed on the monitor. Take the picture using the monitor. To cancel the macro mode, select [&OFF]. You can take pictures of your subject at a distance of more than 50 cm (1.6 ft.) with the macro mode set to ON. However, the camera will take longer than usual to focus. If you use the flash in macro shootings, shadows may be noticeable and the appropriate exposure may not be obtained. Shooting distance and shooting range Zoom position Shooting distance Shooting range (W × H) (minimum shooting distance) Macro mode (W) 20 cm (7.8 in.) to ) 209 × 154 mm (20 cm (7.8 in.)) Macro mode (T) 20 cm (7.8 in.) to ) 105 × 78 mm (20 cm (7.8 in.)) P a & 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ
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Taking close-up pictures & 38 1 Taking Pictures Setting up Super macro mode % Select the super macro mode to take pictures as close as 8 cm (3.1 in.) to the subject. The lens will be set to T (Telephoto) and the flash will not operate. Press (&) repeatedly in shooting mode to select [%]. The lens is set in the T (Telephoto) position and the camera is set in the super macro mode. When the super macro mode has been selected, % is displayed on the monitor. Take the picture using the monitor. To cancel the super macro mode, set to [&OFF]. If you try to take a picture of a subject at a distance greater than 20 cm (7.9 in.) in the super macro mode, the camera takes longer to focus. Shooting distance and shooting range Zoom position Shooting distance Shooting range (W × H) (minimum shooting distance) Super macro mode (T) 8 cm (3.1 in.) to 50 cm (19.7 in.) 44.3 × 33.2 mm (8 cm(3.1 in.)) P a % 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ
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39 1 Taking Pictures Using self-timer Y In the self-timer mode, the picture is taken approximately 12 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You are recommended to stabilize the camera by using a tripod. Press (Y) repeatedly in shooting mode to select [YON]. When the self-timer mode has been selected, Y is displayed on the monitor. Take the picture. To cancel the self-timer mode, select [YOFF]. The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken. To stop functioning of the self-timer, press . The self-timer mode is automatically canceled after one shot. Do not operate the self-timer while standing directly in front of the camera lens. The focus and exposure will not be able to lock. P a Y ON 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ Lights Blinks
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40 1 Taking Pictures Taking successive pictures j This function allows you to take a rapid succession of still pictures at approximately 1.3 frames per second (7 pictures in [SHQ] mode) by keeping the shutter button pressed. As you can choose the best picture from a series of sequential shots, you are recommended to use this mode when photographing a moving subject. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [DRIVE]. Press to go to the successive picture settings. F MODE MENU K WB ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CARD SET CAMERA SPOT ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CAMERA CARD SET SPOT
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Taking successive pictures j 41 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [j] and press the OK/MENU button. The successive picture shooting is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. Take the pictures. Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed. The camera will continue to take pictures until you release your finger from the shutter button. Focus is set at the first frame. ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE DRIVE CAMERA CARD SET o j P 2272*1704 2272*1704 11 11 11 HQ HQ j a The sequential shooting indication is displayed on the monitor.
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42 1 Taking Pictures Panoramic shooting You can take advantage of the panoramic shooting feature with the Olympus xD-Picture Card. The panoramic shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges into a single panoramic picture, using the OLYMPUS Master software contained in the CD-ROM provided. The panoramic mode is only available when using the Olympus xD-Picture Card. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [PANORAMA]. Press to go to the panoramic shooting display. F K MODE MENU WB ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CARD SET CAMERA SPOT R 2 IN 1 OFF PANORAMA CAMERA CARD SET
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Panoramic shooting 43 1 Taking Pictures On the monitor, use the arrow pad to choose the direction you want to take the pictures in. : Takes pictures from left to right. : Takes pictures from right to left. : Takes pictures from bottom to top. : Takes pictures from top to bottom. Take the first picture. Focus, exposure and white balance are set by the first picture. Do not select an extremely bright subject (such as the sun) for the first picture. Takes pictures from left to right Takes pictures from bottom to top
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Panoramic shooting 44 1 Taking Pictures Make sure that the edges of the pictures overlap, then take your pictures. Use the frames at the edges of the screen as a guide when composing your pictures. The first and second shots are taken so that they overlay part A. The second and third pictures are taken so that they overlay part B. Remember the picture in the frame so that you can compose the next picture. The panoramic shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures. When you have taken 10 pictures, a warning mark is displayed. When you have finished taking pictures, press the OK/MENU button to exit the panoramic shooting. To compose a panoramic picture, stitch the pictures taken together using the OLYMPUS Master software contained in the CD-ROM. A B First picture Second picture Third picture
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45 1 Taking Pictures Stitching together two pictures / This function allows you to position two pictures taken in succession next to each other and store them as a single picture. You can combine two different subjects in one picture. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. First picture Second picture Positioned on left. Positioned on right. Picture during playback 1st P 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ o 2nd P 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ b o F K WB MODE MENU
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Stitching together two pictures / 46 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [/]. Press to go to the composite 2 pictures shooting display. Take the first shot using the monitor. Take the second shot. Once the second picture is taken, the monitor automatically returns to the top menu. To cancel shooting in [/] mode before taking the first or second picture, press the OK/MENU button. The first picture taken is not stored. DIGITAL ZOOM ESP o AUTO OFF CARD SET ESP/n DRIVE ISO AF MODE CAMERA SPOT R 2 IN 1 OFF PANORAMA CAMERA CARD SET 1st P 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ o 2nd P 2272*1704 2272*1704 20 20 20 HQ HQ b o
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47 1 Taking Pictures Recording sound with still pictures R This function lets you record sound when taking a still picture. Recording begins about 0.5 seconds after pressing the shutter button and lasts for about 4 seconds. When this function is enabled, sound is automatically recorded after each picture is taken. This is useful for adding an audio comment to the picture just taken. Press the OK/MENU button in shooting mode (K). The top menu is displayed. Press to go to [MODE MENU]. Press or to select the [CAMERA] tab. Press to go to the [CAMERA] menu. Press or to select [R]. Press to go to the Recording sound with still pictures setting. F K WB MODE MENU ESP/n ISO DIGITAL ZOOM AF MODE ESP o AUTO OFF DRIVE CARD SET CAMERA SPOT CAMERA CARD SET R PANORAMA 2 IN 1 OFF
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Recording sound with still pictures R 48 1 Taking Pictures Press or to select [ON] and press the OK/MENU button. Recording sound with still pictures is set. Press the OK/MENU button again to exit the menu. Press the shutter button to start the sound recording. When the sound recording is started, position the microphone toward the sound source. The volume of the recorded sound can be adjusted during playback. g“Setting volume” (P.96) If the source of the sound you are recording is more than 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the microphone, the recorded sound may not be very clear. The next picture cannot be taken until sound recording has stopped. Sound cannot be recorded during successive shooting (P.40), panoramic shooting (P.42) or composite 2 pictures shooting mode (P.45). OFF ON R PANORAMA 2 IN 1 CARD SET CAMERA Microphone BUSY
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49 2 Viewing This chapter describes how to play back the still pictures and movies. To change the playback settings, refer to “3: Setting Up.” 2 Viewing
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50 2 Viewing Displaying several pictures at once G This function lets you view several thumbnail pictures on the monitor at once. It is useful when you are looking for a specific picture. You can change the number of pictures displayed. g“Selecting the number of pictures G” (P.51) Press the G side of the zoom button in the playback mode. The index display appears. Use the arrow pad to select a picture. : Moves to the previous picture. : Moves to the next picture. : Jumps to the previous index display. (the frames before the top left frame) : Jumps to the next index display. (the frames following the bottom right frame) Press the U side of the zoom button. The screen returns to single-frame playback. 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 8 9 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 8 9 HQ HQ $04.12.18 15:30 $04.12.18 15:30 5 100-0005 100-0005

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