Tough TG-6

Olympus Tough TG-6 manual

Tough TG-6

User manual for the Olympus Tough TG-6 in English. This PDF manual has 166 pages.

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Before You Begin Table of Contents Quick Task Index 1. Preparation 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu Functions 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 6. Using Field Sensor Data 7. Connecting to a Computer 8. Cautions 9. Troubleshooting 10. Information 11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Model No. : IM015 TG-6 Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA Thank you for your purchase of an Olympus digital camera. Consult this manual while operating the camera to ensure that you are using the product safely and correctly. Be sure you have read and understood the contents of “11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS”, before using this product. Keep these instructions available for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website.
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Before You Begin 2 EN Before You Begin Read and Follow Safety Precautions To prevent incorrect operation resulting in fire or other damage to property or harm to yourself or to others, read “11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (P. 148) in its entirety before using the camera. While using the camera, consult this manual to ensure safe and correct operation. Be sure to keep the manual in a safe place once it is read. Olympus will not be held liable for violations of local regulations arising from use of this product outside the country or region of purchase. Wireless LAN and GPS The camera features built-in wireless LAN and GPS. Use of these features outside the country or region of purchase may violate local wireless regulations; be sure to check with local authorities before use. Olympus will not be held liable for the user’s failure to comply with local regulations. Disable wireless LAN and GPS in areas where their use is prohibited. g “5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone” (P. 106), “6. Using Field Sensor Data” (P. 111) User Registration Visit the OLYMPUS website for information on registering your OLYMPUS products.
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Before You Begin 3 EN Product Manuals In addition to the “Instruction Manual” (this pdf), the documentation available for this product includes “Maintaining Water Resistance” (supplied). Consult these manuals when using the product. Instruction Manual (this pdf) A how-to guide to the camera and its features. The Instruction Manual can be downloaded from the OLYMPUS website or directly using the “OLYMPUS Image Share” (OI.Share) smartphone app. Maintaining Water Resistance This document lists precautions regarding water resistance. Read these instructions together with “Important Information about Water and Shock Resistant Features” (P. 123). Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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Table of Contents 4 EN Table of Contents Matching Settings to the Scene (SCN mode)................................28 [Live Composite]: Live composite photography.....31 Panorama.................................32 Shooting at Very Close Range (k mode) .....................................33 Matching Settings to Underwater Scenes (^ mode) ....................34 Letting the Camera Select Aperture and Shutter Speed (P mode) .....................................35 Selecting Aperture (A mode)....36 Custom Modes (Custom mode C1/C2).........................................37 Saving settings .........................37 Recalling settings .....................37 Recording Movies ......................38 Recording Movies in Photo Shooting Modes .........................38 Recording Movies in Movie Mode (n mode)....................................39 Using Various Settings ..............40 Settings Accessible via Direct Buttons........................................41 Controlling exposure (Exposure F)...........................41 Zoom (Digital teleconverter) .....42 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................42 Pro Capture ..............................44 Using a flash (Flash photography) .................45 Focus lock ................................46 Using the LED illuminator.........47 Before You Begin 2 Quick Task Index 8 Names of parts 10 1. Preparation 12 Unpacking the Box Contents ....12 Inserting and Removing the Battery and Card ........................13 Removing the battery ...............14 Removing the card ...................15 Usable cards.............................15 Charging the Battery..................16 Turning the Camera On..............17 Initial Setup.................................18 Camera Displays Unreadable/ not in the Selected Language ...20 Formatting the Card...................21 2. Shooting 22 Information Displays while Shooting......................................22 Switching the information display ......................................24 Basic Photography.....................25 Taking photographs (AUTO mode) ...........................25 Using the zoom.........................26 Selecting a Shooting Mode .......27 Types of shooting modes..........27
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Table of Contents 5 EN Settings Accessible via Live Controls.......................................48 Processing options (Picture mode)..........................50 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................52 Adjusting color (White balance) ........................53 Selecting a focus mode (AF mode).................................55 Setting the image aspect..........55 Selecting image quality (Still image quality) ...................56 Selecting image quality (Movie quality) ..........................57 Reducing camera shake (Image stabilizer)......................59 Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control) ............59 Selecting how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................60 Automatic face detection (Face priority) ...........................60 Using optional accessories (Accessory)...............................61 3. Playback 62 Information Display during Playback......................................62 Playback image information .....62 Switching the information display ......................................63 Viewing Photographs and Movies .........................................64 Index display/Calendar display ......................................65 Close-up playback....................65 Movie playback.........................66 Erasing images during playback ...................................66 Using the Playback Menu..........67 Play H ......................................67 RAW Data Edit/JPEG Edit........68 Play Movie................................69 Movie Edit.................................69 Share Order..............................71 0 ...........................................71 R ..............................................72 Rotate.......................................72 y .............................................73 Image Overlay ..........................74 < .............................................75 Erase ........................................75 Selecting images (0, Erase Selected, Share Order Selected)................76 Scrolling Panoramas..................77 4. Menu Functions 78 Basic menu operations..............78 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ........................80 Restoring default settings/ saving settings (Reset/Assign Custom Modes).80 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................81 Selecting the focusing area (AF Area) ..................................82 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Intrvl. Sh./Time Lapse) ............84 Varying focus little-by-little over a series of pictures (Focus BKT) .............................85 Increasing depth of field (Focus Stacking Settings).........86 Date stamps (Date Stamp).......86
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Table of Contents 6 EN Using the Video Menu................87 Using the Playback Menu..........88 Displaying images rotated (R)..........................................88 Retouching pictures (Edit) ........88 Creating movie stills (In-Movie Image Capture).........92 Trimming movies (Movie Trimming)......................93 Canceling all protections ..........93 Using the Setup Menu................94 Deleting all images (Card Setup).............................95 Selecting a language (W) ......95 Using the Custom Menus ..........96 a AF/MF..................................96 M Disp/8/PC ........................96 C Exp/ISO...............................97 D # Custom ...........................98 b K/WB/Color......................98 W Record.................................99 X Field Sensor......................100 c K Utility...........................100 Improving focus in dark surroundings (AF Illuminator).......................101 MF Assist................................101 Adding information displays....102 Viewing camera images on TV......................................104 Combinations of JPEG image sizes and compression rates........................................105 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 106 Adjusting Settings for Connection to a Smartphone ...........................107 Transferring Images to a Smartphone ...........................108 Shooting Remotely with a Smartphone ...........................108 Changing Connection Method.......................................109 Resetting Wireless LAN Settings .....................................109 Changing the Password ..........110 Cancelling a Share Order ........110 6. Using Field Sensor Data 111 GPS: Precautions for use....... 111 Before using GPS function (A-GPS data).......................... 111 Using GPS..............................112 Displaying tracked movement of GPS logs ................................112 Recording and Saving Logs....113 Using Buffered and Saved Logs...........................................114 Viewing Location Data.............115 Location data displays............115
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Table of Contents 7 EN 7. Connecting to a Computer 116 Connecting the Camera to a Computer ..................................116 Copying Pictures to a Computer ...............................117 Installing the PC Software.......117 8. Cautions 118 Batteries....................................118 Using Your Charger Abroad ....118 Number of Images (Stills)/ Length of Footage (Movies) per Card.....................................119 Cleaning and Storing the Camera ......................................121 Cleaning the camera ..............121 Storage...................................122 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions....122 Important Information about Water and Shock Resistant Features ....................................123 Using Separately Sold Accessories ..............................125 Attaching optional silicone jackets ....................................125 Taking pictures with the Olympus Wireless RC Flash System.....125 Optional Accessories...............126 9. Troubleshooting 130 Some Common Issues and Their Solutions...................................130 10. Information 136 List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode ................136 Default/Custom Settings..........140 Specifications...........................145 11. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 148 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........148 Index 161
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Quick task index 8 EN Shooting g Just shoot without making any difficult settings AUTO mode (B) 25 Photographing light trails (lighten blending) Live Composite (SCN) 31 Taking close-ups of small objects/ macro (close range) photography Microscope mode (k) 33 Keeping both foreground and background in focus Focus Stacking 33 Taking stylish pictures/ taking monotone pictures ART (Picture mode) 50 Adjusting settings for underwater photography Underwater mode (^) 34 Adjusting the brightness of highlights and shadows Exposure compensation 41 Recording GPS location data, air and water temperature, altitude (depth), and heading Field sensors 111 Taking pictures with colors at the same shade as they appear White balance 53 Changing an aspect ratio Aspect ratio 55 When the camera will not focus on your subject/Focusing on one area AF target settings 82 Keeping a moving subject in focus Tracking 83 Taking photos in the dark/ taking photos under low light conditions LED illuminator 47 AF Illuminator 101 Capturing fleeting moments Pro Capture 44 Checking horizontal or vertical orientation before shooting Level Gauge 24, 102 Shooting with deliberate composition Displayed Grid 96 Optimizing the monitor/ adjusting monitor hue Monitor brightness adjustment 94 Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Still image quality mode 56 Using a remote control Shooting remotely with a smartphone 108 Quick Task Index
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Quick task index 9 EN Playback/Retouch g Viewing images on a TV/ viewing images with high picture quality on a highdefinition TV HDMI 97 Viewing camera images on TV 104 Brightening shadows Shadow Adj (JPEG Edit) 68, 90 Dealing with red-eye Redeye Fix (JPEG Edit) 68, 90 Printing made easy Creating a print order 75 Erasing the sound recorded to a still image R 72 Changing the number of frames or adding frames to the index playback display G/Info Settings 102 Camera Settings g Synchronizing the date and time Setting the date/time 18, 94 Restoring default settings Reset 80 Changing the menu display language W 95 Turning off the auto focus sound 8 (Beep sound) 97 Saving settings Custom mode (C1/C2) 37 Putting date stamps on photos Date Stamp 86 Hiding menu guides Basic menu operations 78
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Names of parts 10 EN Names of parts Connector cover (P. 16) Connector cover lock (P. 16) LOCK knob (P. 16) HDMI micro connector (P. 104) Speaker Micro-USB connector (P. 16, 116) Lens Self-timer lamp / LED Illuminator / AF illuminator (P. 42 / P. 47 / P. 101) Lens ring release button (P. 127) Lens ring (removable) (P. 127) Monitor Internal flash (P. 45) Strap eyelet (P. 12) Tripod socket Battery/card compartment cover lock (P. 13) Battery/card compartment cover (P. 13) LOCK knob (P. 13)
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Names of parts 11 EN * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad. F (Up) / F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 41) G (Down) / jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer) (P. 42) /  (Erase) button (P. 66) H (Left) / u (mode function) button (P. 30, 33, 34) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 45) Q button / Live Control (P. 48) Arrow pad* (FGHI) INFO button (P. 24, 63, 115) R (Movie) / select button (P. 38 / P. 76) MENU / Wi-Fi button (P. 78 / P. 107) q (Playback) button (P. 64) Mode dial (P. 27) Stereo microphone ON/OFF button (P. 17) Zoom lever (P. 26, 65) LOG switch (P. 113) GPS antenna (P. 112) Indicator lamp (P. 16) Shutter button (P. 25) Control dial (P)
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Preparation 1 12 EN 1 Preparation Unpacking the Box Contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera (with removable lens ring) Strap USB cable CB-USB12 or • Basic Manual • Maintaining Water Resistance • Warranty card Lithium-ion battery LI-92B USB-AC adapter F-5AC Contents may vary depending on purchase location. Attaching the strap 1 3 4 5 2 • Lastly, pull the strap firmly, making sure that it is fastened securely.
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Preparation 1 13 EN Inserting and Removing the Battery and Card Turn off the camera before opening the battery/card compartment cover. In this manual, all storage devices are referred to as “cards.” The following types of SD card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, and SDXC. Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. g “Formatting the Card” (P. 21) 1 Opening the battery/card compartment cover. 3 1 2 LOCK knob Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 2 Loading the battery. • Use only LI-92B batteries (P. 12, 147). • Insert the battery as illustrated with the C mark toward the battery lock knob. • If you insert the battery in the wrong direction, the camera is not turned on. Be sure to insert it in the correct direction. Battery lock knob 3 Loading the card. • Slide the card in until it is locked into place. g “Usable cards” (P. 15) Terminal area • Do not forcibly insert a damaged or deformed card. Doing so may damage the card slot.
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Preparation 1 14 EN 4 Closing the battery/card compartment cover. • When using the camera, be sure to close the battery/card compartment cover. 3 1 2 Removing the battery To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. • Do not remove the battery while the card write indicator is displayed. Card write indicator 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F • Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. $ Notes • It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Also read “Batteries” (P. 118).
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Preparation 1 15 EN Removing the card Press the inserted card lightly and it will be ejected. Pull out the card. • Do not remove the card while the card write indicator is displayed (P. 14). Usable cards In this manual, all storage devices are referred to as “cards.” The following types of SD card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, and SDXC. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. SD card write protect switch The SD card body has a write protect switch. Setting the switch to “LOCK” prevents data being written to the card. Return the switch to the unlock position enable writing. LOCK • Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. g “Formatting the Card” (P. 21) • The data in the card will not be erased completely even after formatting the card or deleting the data. When discarding, destroy the card to prevent leakage of personal information. File storage locations Data on the card are stored in the following folders: DCIM 100OLYMP: Images 999OLYMP: Images Folder name Folder name: Data type Automatic file numbering GPSLOG: GPS logs SNSLOG: Sensor logs
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Preparation 1 16 EN Charging the Battery The battery is not fully charged at shipment. Charge the battery before use, not stopping until the indicator lamp has turned off to show that the battery is fully charged. 1 Check that the battery is in the camera, and connect the USB cable and USB-AC adapter. 1 2 3 AC outlet USB cable (supplied) Connector cover or USB-AC adapter (supplied) Micro-USB connector 2 Highlight [Charge] using the FG buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. USB Set Charge Exit MTP Storage • The indicator lamp will light and charging will begin. • The indicator lamp turns off when charging is complete. • Charging takes about 3 hours. Charging times may increase at high ambient temperatures. Indicator lamp • Be sure to unplug the power plug of the USB-AC adapter from the wall outlet when the charging is complete. • For charging the battery abroad, see “Using Your Charger Abroad” (P. 118). • Never use any cable other than supplied or Olympus-designated USB cable. This may cause smoking or burning. • The included F-5AC USB-AC adapter (hereafter referred to as USB-AC adapter) differs depending on the region where you purchased the camera. If you received a plug-in type USB-AC adapter, plug it directly into AC outlet. • For details on the battery, see “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (P. 148). For details on the USB-AC adapter, see “SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (P. 148).
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Preparation 1 17 EN • If the indicator lamp does not light, reconnect the USB cable and USB-AC adapter to the camera. • If the message “No Connection” is displayed in the monitor, disconnect and reconnect the cable. • A charger (UC-92: sold separately) can be used to charge the battery. When to charge the batteries If the camera displays the message shown in the illustration, charge the battery. 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F Flashes in red Error message Battery Empty Turning the Camera On 1 Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera. • The camera will turn on and the indicator lamp and monitor will light. ON/OFF button Monitor Battery level The battery level icon will be displayed. 7 (green): The camera is ready to shoot. 8 (green): The battery is not full. 9 (blinks red): Charge the battery. 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F Camera sleep operation If no operations are performed for a minute, the camera enters “sleep” (stand-by) mode to turn off the monitor and to cancel all actions. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). The camera will turn off automatically if left in sleep mode for 5 minutes. Turn the camera on again before use. You can select how long the camera remains idle before entering sleep mode. g [Sleep] (P. 100)
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Preparation 1 18 EN Initial Setup After turning the camera on for the first time, perform the initial setup by selecting a language and setting the camera clock. • Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. • The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. Some functions cannot be used if the date and time have not been set. 1 Press the Q button when the initial setup dialog is displaying prompting you to select a language. Please select your language. Por favor, selecciona tu idioma. Veuillez choisir votre langue. Bitte wählen Sie Ihre Sprache. 2 Highlight the desired language using the control dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad. • The language-selection dialog has two pages of options. Use the control dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad to move the cursor between pages. W Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set Cursor W Romanian Español Viet Nam Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ Slovensky Svenska Türkçe Srpski 6ORYHQãþLQD ɍɤɪɚʀɧɫɶɤɚ Setare
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Preparation 1 19 EN 3 Press the Q button when the desired language is highlighted. • If you press the shutter button before pressing the Q button, the camera will exit to shooting mode and no language will be selected. You can perform the initial setup by turning the camera off and then on again to display the initial setup dialog and repeating the process from Step 1. W Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set • The language can be changed at any time from the e setup menu. g “Selecting a language (W)” (P. 95) 4 Set the date, time, and date format. • Use the HI buttons on the arrow pad to highlight items. • Edit the highlighted item using the control dial or the FG buttons on the arrow pad. • Press the Q button to set the clock. • The clock can be adjusted at any time from the e setup menu. g [X Settings] (P. 94) X Y M D Time 2019 Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 5 Highlight a time zone using the control dial or the FG buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. • Daylight saving time can be turned on or off using the INFO button. Time Zone Seoul Tokyo UTC+09:00 (12:30) Set • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may be reset to the factory default setting. • You may also need to adjust the frame rate before shooting movies. g [Video Frame Rate] (P. 87)
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Preparation 1 20 EN Camera Displays Unreadable/not in the Selected Language If the camera displays are in an unfamiliar language or use characters you are unable to read, you may have accidentally selected the wrong language in the language- selection dialog. Follow the steps below to change languages. 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. 2 1 1 ѯєьѬщҕѥѕѓѥё дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ ёѪҟьъѨѷдіѠэ$) ѱўєчѓѥё I іѨѯоѶшѯјѪѠдѱўєчдѼѥўьчѯѠк 2 Highlight the e tab using the FGH buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. 2 1 ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд s W XдѥішѤҟкзҕѥ 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ k±0 ѳъѕ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч 3 Highlight [W] using the FG buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. 2 1 ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд s W 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ ѳъѕ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч XдѥішѤҟкзҕѥ k±0 4 Highlight the desired language using the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. W Back Set Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt)
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Preparation 1 21 EN Formatting the Card Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. All data stored on the card, including protected images, is erased when the card is formatted. When formatting a used card, confirm there are no images that you still want to keep on the card. g “Usable cards” (P. 15) 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. 2 1 1 Shooting Menu 1 AF Area Picture Mode I Reset/Assign Custom Modes Back Set 2 Highlight the e tab using the FGH buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. 2 1 Setup Menu Wi-Fi Settings Rec View s W X Settings 0.5 sec k±0 English Card Setup Back Set 3 Highlight [Card Setup] using the FG buttons on the arrow pad and press the Q button. • If there is data on the card, menu items appear. Highlight [Format] and press the Q button. Card Setup Format All Erase Back Set 4 Highlight [Yes] and press the Q button. • Formatting is performed.
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Shooting 2 22 EN 2 Information Displays while Shooting Monitor display during still photography FHD 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N 4:3 S-ISON S-ISON +2.0 +2.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 HDR Date FD-1 FD-1 C1 AF AF WB AUTO WB AUTO 1.4x 1.4x Focus Focus LOG P 30p 30p F 2 d e g h a 1.4x 1.4x 2.0x 2.0x 2 2 6 7 8 9 BKT HDR 2 1 F G H I J E D B A 34 0 b i x y w v u t f 5 c z C n o p q r s m l k j Monitor display during movie mode M-ISON M-ISON L R L R 1:02:03 1.4x 1.4x ISO-A 200 L N 16:9 AF AF WB AUTO WB AUTO n +2.0 +2.0 FHD 30p 30p F K Shooting
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Shooting 2 23 EN 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 14 2 Wireless LAN connection status .............................................P. 106–110 3 Date stamp .....................................P. 86 4 AF fine-tuning guide..................P. 46, 55 5 Af target ....................................P. 25, 82 6 HDR..........................................P. 29, 34 7 Bracketing icon .........................P. 33, 85 8 Handheld starlight...........................P. 28 9 Focus stacking................................P. 33 0 Accessory ...............................P. 61, 126 a Digital teleconverter*1 .....................P. 42 b Time lapse shooting........................P. 84 c Face priority....................................P. 60 d Movie sound .......................P. 38, 72, 87 e Wind noise reduction ......................P. 87 f Level gauge (tilt) .....................P. 24, 102 g Optical zoom ratio/ magnification*1 ..........................P. 26, 33 h Internal temperature warning........P. 134 i Flash...............................................P. 45 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) j AF confirmation mark......................P. 25 k Picture mode.............................P. 50, 81 l ISO sensitivity.................................P. 52 m White balance.................................P. 53 n AF mode .........................................P. 55 o Aspect ratio.....................................P. 55 p Image quality (still images) .............P. 56 q Record mode (movies) ...................P. 57 r Available recording time ...............P. 119 s Number of storable still pictures ...P. 119 t Level gauge (horizon).............P. 24, 102 u Top: Flash intensity control .............P. 59 Bottom: Exposure compensation....P. 41 v Exposure compensation value........P. 41 w Aperture value ................................P. 36 x Shutter speed .................................P. 35 y Histogram .......................................P. 24 z Grid guide .......................................P. 96 A Shooting mode.........................P. 27–39 B Custom mode .................................P. 37 C LOG icon/warning.........................P. 113 D GPS icon....................................... P. 111 E Metering mode................................P. 60 F Sequential shooting/Self-timer........P. 42 Pro Capture shooting......................P. 44 G Flash intensity control.....................P. 59 H Flash mode.....................................P. 45 I Image stabilizer...............................P. 59 J Battery level....................................P. 17 K Recording level meter.....................P. 39 *1 Displayed at all times if [n Microscope Control] (P. 33) is in use.
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Shooting 2 24 EN Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO Level Gauge display (Custom2) 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P INFO Image Only Histogram display (Custom1) Basic Information* 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F INFO INFO * Not displayed in n mode (movie mode) unless recording is in progress. • You can change Custom1 and Custom2 settings. g [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] (P. 102) • The information display screens can be switched in either direction by rotating the control dial while pressing the INFO button. Histogram display A histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image is displayed. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. During shooting, overexposure is indicated in red, underexposure in blue, and the range metered using spot metering in green. More Less Dark Bright Level gauge display The orientation of the camera is indicated. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. The camera is level and plumb when the bars turn green. • Use the indicators on the level gauge as a guide. • Error in the display can be corrected via calibration (P. 100).
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Shooting 2 25 EN Basic Photography Just press the shutter button and let the camera adjust settings to suit the scene. Taking photographs (AUTO mode) 1 Rotate the mode dial to B. 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position 3 Adjust the focus. • Display the subject in the center of the monitor, and lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). The AF confirmation mark (() will be displayed, and a green frame (AF target) will be displayed in the focus location. AF confirmation mark 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F 1.0x 1.0x Press the shutter button halfway. AF target • If the AF confirmation mark blinks, the subject is not in focus. (P. 131)
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Shooting 2 26 EN 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera will release the shutter and take a picture. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. Press the shutter button all the way. $ Notes • To exit to shooting mode from menus or playback, press the shutter button halfway. Using the zoom Zoom in to photograph distant objects or zoom out to increase the area visible in the frame. Zoom can be adjusted using the zoom lever. W side T side 60 F2.0 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F 1.0x 1.0x 50 F3.2 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F 2.0x 2.0x
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Shooting 2 27 EN Selecting a Shooting Mode Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode, and then shoot the image. Mode icon Indicator Types of shooting modes For how to use the various shooting modes, see the following. Shooting mode Description g B The camera automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode. 25 SCN The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 28 k Images can be taken from up to 1 cm away from the subject. In this mode you can shoot images with a large depth of field, and perform focus bracket shooting of a set number of images. 33 ^ Only by selecting a sub mode according to the subject or the scene, you can shoot underwater photographs with a proper setting. 34 P The camera meters subject brightness and automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture for optimal results. 35 A You select the aperture and the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed for optimal results. 36 C1 Use custom modes to save and recall settings. • Different settings can be stored in each of the two custom modes (C1 and C2). 37 C2 n Shoot movies. 39 Functions that cannot be selected from menus Some items may not be selectable from the menus when using the arrow pad. • Items that cannot be set with the current shooting mode. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136) • Items that cannot be set because of an item that has already been set: Settings such as picture mode are unavailable when the mode dial is rotated to B.
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Shooting 2 28 EN Matching Settings to the Scene (SCN mode) Just rotate the mode dial to SCN and select the scene mode of your choice to shoot with the camera settings optimized by the subject or scene. • The procedures for using [Live Composite] and [Panorama] differ from the other scene modes; for more information, see “[Live Composite]: Live composite photography” (P. 31) and “Panorama” (P. 32). Subject type Scene mode Description People B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. D Portrait + Landscape Suitable for portraits featuring a landscape in the background. Blues, greens, and skin tones are captured beautifully. U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 107, 108). m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. Nightscapes G Nightscape Suitable for tripod shooting of night scenes. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 107, 108). U Portrait + Nightscape Suitable for portrait shooting against a background of night view. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 107, 108). H Handheld Starlight Suitable for shooting night scenes without a tripod. Reduces blur when shooting low light/illuminated scenes. The camera makes eight exposures and combines them into a single photograph. X Fireworks Suitable for shooting fireworks at night. Use of a tripod and remote control via OI.Share is recommended (P. 107, 108). d Live Composite The camera automatically shoots multiple images, takes newly bright areas only, and composites them into a single image. With normal long exposure, an image of light trace such as star trails with bright buildings tends to get too bright. You can capture them without over exposure while checking the progress. • For information on taking photos using this feature, see “[Live Composite]: Live composite photography” (P. 31).
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Shooting 2 29 EN Subject type Scene mode Description Motion C Sport Suitable for fast action shooting. The camera will take photos while the shutter button is pressed. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. Scenery F Landscape Suitable for landscape shooting. ` Sunset Suitable for shooting the sunset. g Beach & Snow Suitable for shooting at snow-capped mountains, seascapes in the sun, and other whitish scenes. s Panorama Shoot a series of images that combine to create a panorama. • For information on taking photos using this feature, see “Panorama” (P. 32). E Backlight HDR Suitable for high-contrast scenes. Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes four shots and subsequently merges them into one, correctly exposed image. Indoors W Candlelight Suitable for shots of candlelit scenes. Warm colors are preserved. B Portrait Suitable for portrait shooting. Brings out skin texture. e e-Portrait Smooths out skin tones and texture. This mode is suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV. The camera records two pictures: one with the effect applied and one without. m Children Suitable for photographs of children and other active subjects. E Backlight HDR Suitable for high-contrast scenes. Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes four shots and subsequently merges them into one, correctly exposed image. • To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • Some time may be needed to record pictures taken using [e-Portrait]. In addition, when the image quality mode is [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. • [Handheld Starlight] pictures taken with [RAW] selected for image quality will be recorded in RAW+JPEG format, with the first frame recorded as a RAW image and the final composite as a JPEG image. • [Backlight HDR] records HDR-processed images in JPEG format. When the image quality mode is set to [RAW], the image is recorded in RAW+JPEG. - Noise may be more noticeable in photos taken in conditions associated with slow shutter speeds. - For best results, secure the camera by, for example, mounting it on a tripod. - The image displayed on the monitor while shooting will differ from the HDR-processed image. - The picture mode is fixed to [Natural] and the color space is fixed to [sRGB].
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Shooting 2 30 EN 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Highlight the desired subject type using FGHI or the control dial and press the Q button. Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors People 3 Highlight the desired scene mode using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. • To return to the previous display, press the MENU button without pressing the Q button to select a scene mode. • To select a different scene mode, press the u (H) button. Portrait 4 Shoot.
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Shooting 2 31 EN [Live Composite]: Live composite photography 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Highlight [Nightscapes] using FGHI or the control dial and press the Q button. 3 Highlight [Live Composite] using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. 4 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. • To reduce blur caused by camera shake, fix the camera securely to a tripod and use a remote shutter release controlled via OI.Share (P. 108) in wireless remote mode. • If the focus indicator blinks, the camera is not in focus. 5 Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot. • The camera configures the proper settings automatically and starts shooting. • After pressing the shutter button, there is a time lag until shooting starts. • The composite image will be displayed at regular intervals. 6 Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. • View the changing result in the monitor and press the shutter button to end shooting once the desired result is achieved. • The recording length in one shooting is up to 3 hours.
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Shooting 2 32 EN Panorama 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Highlight [Scenery] using FGHI or the control dial and press the Q button. 3 Highlight [Panorama] using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. 4 Press the shutter button to take the first frame. 5 Pan the camera slowly to frame the second shot. • A target mark will be displayed. 6 Move the camera slowly so that the pointer and the target mark overlap. The camera releases the shutter automatically when the pointer and the target overlap. • To combine only two frames, press the Q button. Pointer Target mark Cancel Save Screen when combining images from left to right 7 Repeat step 5 to take a third frame. The camera automatically combines the frames into a single panorama image. • To cancel the panorama function, press the MENU button. $ Notes • Focus, exposure, and the like are fixed at the values in effect at the start of shooting. • If you press the Q button or press the shutter button again before panning the camera to move the target over the pointer, shooting will end and a panorama will be created from the frames shot to that point.
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Shooting 2 33 EN Shooting at Very Close Range (k mode) Images can be taken from up to 1 cm away from the subject. In this mode you can shoot images with a large depth of field, and perform focus bracket shooting of a set number of images. Sub mode Application m Microscope Images can be taken from up to 1 cm away from the subject. o Focus Stacking*1 The camera shoots a number of images, automatically shifting the focus in each image. These can then be combined into a composite image with a large depth of field. Two images are recorded, the first frame and the composite image. The number of shots and the length of time the camera waits before shooting starts can be selected using [Focus Stacking Settings] (P. 86). p Focus Bracketing In this mode, the camera shoots a number of images, automatically shifting the focus in each image. The number of images and shooting steps are set in [Focus BKT] (P. 85). n Microscope Control Optimized for close-ups with the subject magnified in the monitor.The magnification level when the shooting distance is 1 cm is displayed on the monitor. Press I to zoom in on the view through the lens (2× zoom). Press again for 4× zoom. Pressing I when 4× zoom is selected cancels zoom. At high magnification levels, the image may be grainy. *1 There may be situations in which it is not possible to create composite image due to camera shake. 1 Rotate the mode dial to k. 2 Highlight a secondary (“sub”) mode using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. Microscope 3 Shoot. • To take a series of shots at the same focus distance, use focus lock (P. 46) or MF (P. 55). $ Notes • When the mode dial is k, the secondary ("sub") mode selection screen is displayed by pressing the u (H) button.
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Shooting 2 34 EN Matching Settings to Underwater Scenes (^ mode) Only by selecting a sub mode according to the subject or the scene, you can shoot underwater photographs with a proper setting. Sub mode Application ] Underwater Snapshot Optimized for underwater photography that uses natural light. E Underwater Wide Suitable for shooting underwater. w Underwater Macro Suitable for shooting close-up view underwater. f Underwater Microscope Suitable for shooting subjects under water from distances as close as 1 cm. _ Underwater HDR Suitable for contrasting underwater scenes. This mode captures multiple images and merges them into one, properly exposed image. This mode may not function well for shooting a fast- moving subject. 1 Rotate the mode dial to ^. 2 Highlight a secondary (“sub”) mode using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. Underwater Snapshot 3 Shoot. • To take a series of shots at the same focus distance, use focus lock (P. 46) or MF (P. 55). $ Notes • When the mode dial is ^, the secondary ("sub") mode selection screen is displayed by pressing the u (H) button.
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Shooting 2 35 EN Letting the Camera Select Aperture and Shutter Speed (P mode) In P mode, the camera selects the optimal aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity according to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure compensation amount • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed. • Exposure compensation (P. 41) can be adjusted by rotating the control dial or by pressing the F (F) button and then using HI. • The shutter speed and aperture value displays will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure.
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Shooting 2 36 EN Selecting Aperture (A mode) A mode is a shooting mode where you select the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust to the appropriate shutter speed. Rotate the mode dial to A and then use the control dial to select an aperture value. 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 A FHD 30p 30p F Aperture value • After pressing the F (F) button, you can also use FG to select the aperture. • After pressing the F (F) button, you can adjust exposure compensation (P. 41) by using the control dial or HI. • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve correct exposure.
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Shooting 2 37 EN Custom Modes (Custom mode C1/C2) Use custom modes to save and recall settings. • Different settings can be stored in each of the two custom modes (C1 and C2). Saving settings 1 Adjust settings in order to save. • Rotate the mode dial to a position other than n (movie mode). 2 Press the MENU button to display the menus. 3 Highlight the W tab using FGH and press the Q button. 4 Highlight [Reset/Assign Custom Modes] and press the Q button. 5 Highlight [Custom Mode C1] or [Custom Mode C2] and press the Q button. 6 Highlight [Set] and press the Q button. • Any existing settings are overwritten. • To cancel the registration, select [Reset]. Recalling settings 1 Rotate the mode dial to C1 or C2. • The settings saved using [Reset/Assign Custom Modes] > [Custom Mode C1] or [Custom Mode C2] in W Shooting Menu 1 will be recalled. 2 Shoot.
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Shooting 2 38 EN Recording Movies You can film movies using the camera’s dedicated n (movie) mode or perform basic recording operations without ending still photography. Movies are recorded using the R (movie) button. Movie-related options and indicators can be displayed by rotating the mode dial to select n (movie) mode. n (movie) mode Select this mode if you will primarily be filming movies. Still photography modes Select these modes to film movies during still photography. • CMOS image sensors of the type used in the camera generate a so-called “rolling shutter” effect that can cause distortion in pictures of moving objects. This distortion is a physical phenomenon that occurs in pictures of fast-moving subjects or if the camera is moved during shooting. It is particularly noticeable in pictures taken at long focal lengths. • The R button cannot be used to record movies in the following instances: while shutter the button is pressed halfway or sequential, interval timer, live composite, or panorama photography is in progress • A beep does not sound when the camera focuses in movie mode. Recording Movies in Photo Shooting Modes 1 Press the R button to begin recording. • Movie you are recording will be displayed on the monitor. 2 Press the R button again to end recording.
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Shooting 2 39 EN Recording Movies in Movie Mode (n mode) 1 Rotate the mode dial to n. 2 Press the Q button to display live controls and then use FG highlight n movie quality (P. 57). 1920×1080 Fine 30p AF AF FHD FHD 30p 30p F WB AUTO WB AUTO 16:9 1:02:03 1:02:03 L N ISO AUTO n FHDHS 120fps FHDHS 120fps n Movie quality 3 Highlight the desired option using HI and press the Q button. 4 Press the R button to begin recording. • Press the R button again to end recording. • The sound level during recording is shown by the recording level meter. The more the meter extends into the red, the higher the recording level. • The recording level can be adjusted from the n video menu. g [Recording Volume] (P. 87) Recording level meter M-ISON M-ISON L R L R 0:07:48 ISO-A 200 AF AF n FHD 30p 30p F ● REC 00:01 ● REC 00:01 $ Notes • A beep does not sound when the camera focuses in movie mode.
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Shooting 2 40 EN Using Various Settings Shooting settings can be adjusted using any of the following: Direct Buttons (P. 41) Frequently used functions are assigned to FGHI. Just by pressing the button, you can select the assigned function directly. Some features may be unavailable depending on the shooting mode and camera settings. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136) Live Controls (P. 48) AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 AF AF FHD 30p 30p F WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO Adjust settings while previewing the results in the display. Some functions are not available in some shooting modes. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136) Menus (P. 78) 2 1 1 Shooting Menu 1 AF Area Picture Mode I Reset/Assign Custom Modes Back Set Access a wide variety of functions, including shooting, playback, time and date, and display settings.
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Shooting 2 41 EN Settings Accessible via Direct Buttons Frequently used functions are assigned to FGHI. Just by pressing the button, you can select the assigned function directly. Some features may be unavailable depending on the shooting mode and camera settings. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136) Controlling exposure (Exposure F) Select positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted by ±2.0 EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) The method used varies with the shooting mode. Shooting mode Method P mode/custom mode/movie mode/^ mode/k mode Rotate the control dial. or Press the F (F) button and then press HI. A mode Press the F (F) button and then rotate the control dial. or Press the F (F) button and then press HI. • Exposure compensation is not available in B or SCN mode.
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Shooting 2 42 EN Zoom (Digital teleconverter) Zoom in on and record the center of the frame. In P, A, and n modes, the zoom ratio increases by about 2×, while when n (Microscope Control) is selected in k mode, you have a choice of 2× and 4× zoom. 1 Rotate the mode dial to P, A, n or k. • If the mode dial is rotated to k, select n (Microscope Control). 2 If the mode dial is rotated to P, A, or n, press H. If the mode dial is rotated to k, press I. • The zoom ratio increases by 2× and a H icon is displayed. To cancel zoom, press H. • If the mode dial is rotated to k, pressing I increases zoom by 2×. Press I again for 4× zoom, and a third time to cancel zoom. 125 F5.6 ISO-A 200 L N S-ISON S-ISON 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 P FHD 30p 30p F 2 Digital teleconverter • JPEG images are recorded at the selected zoom ratio. In the case of RAW images, a frame shows the zoom crop. A frame showing the zoom crop is displayed on the image during playback. • In the case of 4K and high-speed movies, the digital teleconverter is automatically disabled when recording starts. • [AF Area] is fixed at [I] (single target). Performing the sequential/self-timer shooting You can take a series of pictures by keeping the shutter button pressed all the way down. Alternatively, you can take pictures using the self-timer. 1 Press the jY (G) button. P Single o S J T
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Shooting 2 43 EN 2 Highlight an option using HI or the control dial. o Single 1 frame is taken at a time when the shutter button is pressed. T Sequential High Hold the shutter-release button all the way down to take a series of photographs. • To select a frame advance rate, highlight [Sequential High] and press the INFO button before you press the Q button. Select from frame advance rates of approximately 10 frames per second (10 fps) or 20 frames per second (20 fps). Use FGHI or the control dial to highlight a frame advance rate and press the Q button to select. • The flash is disabled. S Sequential Low Pictures will be taken at about 5 fps while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Y12s Y 12 sec Press the shutter button halfway to focus, all the way down to start the timer. First, the self-timer lamp lights up for approximately 10 seconds, then it blinks for approximately 2 seconds and the picture is taken. Y2s Y 2 sec Press the shutter button halfway to focus, all the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. YC Custom Self-timer Press the INFO button to set [Y Timer], [Number of Frames], and [Interval Length]. Use HI to highlight items and FG to select a value. Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the values for the first shot in each series. J Pro Capture Sequential shooting begins when you press the shutter button halfway. Press the shutter button all the way down to begin recording captured images to the card, including those for a halfway press. Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the values for the first shot in each series. g “Pro Capture” (P. 44) • The flash is disabled. 3 Press the Q button. • Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. • If you stand in front of the camera to press the shutter button when using the self-timer, the picture may be out of focus. • When you are using S, live view is displayed. In T, the display shows the last photograph taken during the sequential shooting. • During sequential shooting, if the battery level icon blinks due to low battery, the camera stops shooting and starts saving the pictures you have taken on the card. The camera may not save all of the pictures depending on how much battery power remains. $ Notes • To cancel the activated self-timer, press the MENU button. • Self timer is not canceled automatically after shooting.
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Shooting 2 44 EN Pro Capture In Pro Capture mode, the camera records pictures at a rate of about 10 frames per second, starting approximately 0.5 seconds before the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Use this mode to capture moments you might otherwise miss due to shutter lag. Shutter button pressed halfway Shutter lag Up to 5 frames Burst shooting continues Shutter button pressed all the way down Moment you want To eliminate the lag between the shutter button being pressed all the way down and the start of recording, the camera starts shooting a series of pictures using the electronic shutter when the shutter button is pressed halfway, and begins recording the pictures— including those taken when the shutter button was pressed halfway (up to 5)—to the card when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. 1 Press the jY (G) button. 2 Highlight J (Pro Capture) using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. 3 Press the shutter button halfway to start shooting. 4 Press the shutter button all the way down to start recording to the card. • The camera will continue shooting for up to a minute while the shutter button is pressed halfway. To resume shooting, press the button halfway again. • Flickering occurred by fluorescent lights or the large movement of the subject, etc. may cause distortions in images. • The monitor will not be blacked out and the shutter sound will not be emitted while bracketing. • The slowest shutter speed is limited.
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Shooting 2 45 EN Using a flash (Flash photography) You can use a flash when shooting. 1 Press the # (I) button. 2 Highlight a flash mode using HI or the control dial and press the Q button. AUTO Flash Auto The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. # Fill In The flash fires regardless of the light conditions. 0 Redeye The flash fires so that the red-eye phenomenon is reduced. $ Flash Off The flash does not fire. 1 Red-Eye Slow Slow synchronization (1st curtain/Red-eye reduction flash) The slow synchronization is combined with the red-eye reduction flash. 2 Slow Slow synchronization (1st curtain) The flash fires with slow shutter speeds to brighten dimly-lit backgrounds. 3, 4 etc. Manual Value Control flash output manually. If you highlight [Manual Value] and press the INFO button before pressing the Q button, you can adjust flash output using FGHI or the control dial. #RC Remote Control The dedicated underwater strobe or the Olympus wireless RC flash is used to take pictures. For details, see “Taking pictures with the Olympus Wireless RC Flash System” (P. 125). q LED On The LED turns on when a picture is taken. This is effective for taking close up pictures. • In [0 (Redeye)], after the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Do not move the camera until shooting is complete. • [0 (Redeye)] may not work effectively under some shooting conditions. • The shutter speed becomes slower in [2 (Slow)]. Use a tripod and secure the camera. • Some features may be unavailable depending on the shooting mode and camera settings. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136)
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Shooting 2 46 EN Focus lock You can lock focus at the desired position. 1 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 2 While keeping the position of the camera, press the Q button. • The camera focuses and locks the position. 125 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 125 F5.6 L N S-ISON S-ISON Focus Focus FHD 30p 30p F AF lock mark • While focus lock is in effect, the focus distance can be fine-tuned using FG or the control dial. • Pressing the Q button, zooming operation, pressing the MENU button, and the other operations also release the focus lock. • If the focus indicator blinks when the shutter button is pressed halfway with [d Live Composite] (P. 28, 31) selected for SCN mode, you can set focus to infinity by pressing the Q button. • Focus lock is not available in B mode and some SCN modes.
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Shooting 2 47 EN Using the LED illuminator Unlike the flash, which lights only briefly, the LED illuminator stays lit for longer periods. It can also serve as a flashlight. 1 Press and hold the INFO button. 2 Release the button when the LED illuminator lights. • The illuminator will light even if the camera is off. LED illuminator  If the camera is on The LED illuminator will remain lit for up to around 90 seconds while camera controls are in use, or up to 30 seconds if no operations are performed. • The LED illuminator can be used during movie recording. It cannot, however, be used to film 4K movies.  If the camera is off The LED illuminator will remain lit for up to around 30 seconds, whether or not you attempt to operate camera controls. • The LED illuminator turns off automatically if you: • press the ON/OFF button, • use the LOG switch, • display the menus, • connect or disconnect a USB cable, or • connect to a Wi-Fi network. To turn the LED illuminator off Press and hold the INFO button down until the LED illuminator turns off.
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Shooting 2 48 EN Settings Accessible via Live Controls You can use live control to select the shooting function while checking the effect on the screen. • The selected settings apply in all of P, A, and n modes. AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 AF AF FHD 30p 30p F WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO Functions Live control screen Settings  Available settings Picture mode ........................................P. 50 Scene mode*1 .......................................P. 28 ISO sensitivity.......................................P. 52 White balance.......................................P. 53 AF mode...............................................P. 55 Aspect ratio...........................................P. 55 K Still image quality ...........................P. 56 n Movie quality ..................................P. 57 K Image stabilizer*3 ..............................P. 59 n Image stabilizer*2 ..............................P. 59 Flash*3 *4 ................................................P. 45 Flash compensation*3 ...........................P. 59 Sequential shooting/Self-timer..............P. 42 Metering mode*3 ...................................P. 60 Face priority..........................................P. 60 Accessory.............................................P. 61 *1 Displayed only in scene modes. *2 Displayed only in movie mode. *3 Not displayed in movie mode. *4 The camera stores the settings for P, A, ^ (underwater mode), and k (microscope mode) separately and restores them the next time the mode is selected, even after the camera has been turned off. 1 Press the Q button to display the live control. • To hide the live control, press the Q button again.
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Shooting 2 49 EN 2 Use FG to highlight the desired function and HI to highlight a setting, and then press the Q button. • You can use the control dial to select a setting. • The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. AUTO AUTO P WB Auto AUTO AUTO L N 4:3 AF AF FHD 30p 30p F WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO Cursor Displays the selected function name HI or P Cursor F G • Some items are not available in some shooting modes. g “List of Settings Available in each Shooting Mode” (P. 136) $ Notes • For the default settings of each option, refer to “Default/Custom Settings” (P. 140).
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Shooting 2 50 EN Processing options (Picture mode) You can select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters (P. 81). Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Press the Q button and use FG to highlight Picture Mode. 2 Highlight an option using HI and press the Q button. AUTO AUTO Natural L N 4:3 AF AF FHD 30p 30p F WB AUTO WB AUTO P ISO AUTO Picture mode  Picture mode options i-Enhance Produces more impressive-looking results suited to the scene. Vivid Produces vivid colors. Natural Produces natural colors. Muted Produces flat tones. Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. Monochrome Produces black and white tone. Custom Select an existing picture mode, edit its parameters, and save it as a custom picture mode. v e-Portrait Produces smooth skin textures. This mode cannot be used with bracket photography or when shooting movies. F Underwater Process pictures to preserve the vivid colors seen under water. • We recommend selecting [Off] for [#+WB] (P. 98) when this option is in effect. / * Pop Art Enhances the color and atmosphere of an image more brightly and vividly. Soft Focus Expresses an ethereal atmosphere with a soft tone and makes an image dreamy. / * Pale&Light Color Expresses a comfortable floating feeling by making an image more pale and light. Light Tone Creates a high-quality image by softening both shadows and highlights. / * Grainy Film Expresses the strength and roughness of black and white. / / * Pin Hole Expresses the tunnel effect like that obtained from an old fashioned camera or a toy camera by reducing the peripheral brightness.

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