VG-180

Olympus VG-180 manual

VG-180

User manual for the Olympus VG-180 in English. This PDF manual has 65 pages.

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DIGITAL CAMERA Instruction Manual VG-165/D-765 VG-180/D-770 ● Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. ● We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. ● In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual.
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2 EN Checking the contents of the box Names of Parts Names of Parts 1 2 5 4 3 6 7 8 1 Connector cover 2 USB connector 3 Flash 4 Self-timer lamp 5 Lens 6 Microphone 7 Tripod socket 8 Battery/card cover or Digital camera Lithium Ion Battery (LI-42B) USB-AC adapter (F-2AC) USB cable (CB-USB4) Other accessories not shown: Warranty card Contents may vary depending on purchase location.
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3 EN 3 2 5 7 1 4 9 6 8 1 n button 2 Shutter button 3 Monitor 4 Zoom buttons 5 Indicator lamp 6 q button (switching between shooting and playback) 7 Arrow pad INFO (changing information display) # (flash) Y (self-timer)/  (erase) 8 A button (OK) 9  button Arrow pad H (left) G (down) F (up) I (right) FGHI instruct to press the up/down/left/right arrow pad.
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4 EN Inserting and removing the battery and card (commercially available) 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 to open the battery/card cover. 2 1 1 Battery/card cover Turn off the camera before opening the battery/ card cover. 2 Insert the battery while sliding the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow. Battery lock knob Insert the battery as illustrated with the C mark toward the battery lock knob. Damage to the battery exterior (scratches, etc.) may produce heat or an explosion. Slide the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow to unlock, and then remove the battery. 3 Insert the card straight until it clicks into place. Write-protect switch Always use SD/SDHC/SDXC cards with this camera. Do not insert other types of memory cards. “Using the card” (p. 49) ● Do not touch the metallic parts of the card directly. To remove the card To remove the card 1 2 Press the card in until it clicks and comes out slightly, then remove the card.
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5 EN 4 Follow Steps 1 and 2 to close the battery/card cover. 1 1 2 When using the camera, be sure to close the battery/card cover. Charging the battery Connect the USB cable and USB-AC adapter to the camera and charge the battery. For charging the battery abroad, see “Using your charger and USB-AC adapter abroad” (p. 48). ● The battery is not fully charged at shipment. Before use, be sure to charge the battery until the indicator lamp turns off (up to 3 hours). Connecting the camera Connecting the camera Indicator lamp On: Charging Off: Charged AC outlet USB cable (supplied) USB connector Connector cover
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6 EN When to charge the batteries When to charge the batteries Charge the battery when the error message shown below appears. Battery Empty Error message Flashes in red Never use any cable other than supplied or Olympus-designated USB cable. This may cause smoking or burning. The included F-2AC 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. The included USB-AC adapter has been designed to be used for charging and playback. Do not take pictures while the USB-AC adapter is connected to the camera. Be sure to unplug the power plug of the USB-AC adapter from the wall outlet when the charging is complete or the playback ends. For details on the battery, see “Battery Handling Precautions” (p. 57). For details on the USB-AC adapter, see “USB-AC adapter” (p. 58). ● If the indicator lamp does not light, check the USB cable and USB-AC adapter connections. ● The battery can be charged while the camera is connected to the computer via USB. The charging time varies depending on the performance of the computer. (There may be cases in which it takes approx. 10 hours.)
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7 EN Turning on the camera and making the initial settings When you turn on the camera for the first time, a screen appears enabling to set the language for the menus and messages displayed in the monitor, and the date and time. To change the selected date and time, see “Setting the date and time d [X]” (p. 33). 1 Press the n button to turn on the camera, press FGHI of the arrow pad to select your language and press the A button. 2 Press FG of the arrow pad to select the year for [Y]. X MENU Back Y/M/D Y M D Time -- -- -- -- : . . 2013 Date and time setting screen 3 Press I of the arrow pad to save the setting for [Y]. X MENU Back Y/M/D Y M D Time -- -- -- -- : . . 2013 4 As in Steps 2 and 3, press FGHI of the arrow pad to set [M] (month), [D] (day), [Time] (hours and minutes), and [Y/M/D] (date order), and then press the A button. For precise time setting, press the A button as the time signal strikes 00 seconds. 5 Press HI of the arrow pad to select time zone and then press the A button. ● Use FG to turn daylight saving time ([Summer]) on or off. Summer ’13.02.26 12:30 MENU Back
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8 EN Learning how to use the camera ● Press the n button to turn on the camera and enter the standby mode. (Press the n button again to turn off the camera.) ● Select the shooting mode, and press the shutter button to shoot a still image. ● To shoot a movie, select the n mode, and then press the shutter button. ● Set the shooting functions using the function menu or the setup menu. ● To view images, press the q button to switch to playback mode. ● To return to standby mode, press the q button again, or press the shutter button halfway down and then release it. ● Press and hold the q button while the camera is turned off to start up the camera in the playback mode. ● In this case, pressing the q button again sets the camera to the standby mode.
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9 EN 4 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. Press halfway P P F2.8 F2.8 1/400 1/400 Shutter speed AF target mark Aperture value ● The camera was unable to focus if the AF target mark flashes red. Try focusing again. 5 To take the picture, gently press the shutter button all the way down while being careful not to shake the camera. Press halfway Press fully Shooting still images 1 Press the n button to turn on the camera. 2 Select the shooting mode. (p. 13) 3 Hold the camera and compose the shot. When holding the camera, take care not to cover the flash, microphone or other important parts with your fingers, etc. Take care so that the flash window is not exposed to fingerprints or dirt.
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10 EN Using the zoom Pressing the zoom buttons adjusts the shooting range. Pressing the wide (W) button Pressing the telephoto (T) button Image size Zoom bar 16M*1 /14M*2 Optical zoom Other *3 *1 VG-180/D-770 only *2 VG-165/D-765 only *3 Due to increased processing of the pixel counts, the image quality will not degrade. The magnification ratio changes depending on the image size setting. Using the flash The flash functions can be selected to best match the shooting conditions. 1 Press I. P P Flash Auto 0.0 0.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO MENU MENU 16M :3 4 2 Use HI to select the setting option, and press the Q button to set. Option Description Flash Auto The flash fires automatically in low-light or backlight conditions. Redeye Pre-flashes are emitted to reduce the occurrence of red eye in your photos. Fill In The flash fires regardless of the available light. Flash Off The flash does not fire.
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11 EN Using the self-timer After the shutter button is pressed all the way down, the picture is taken after a short delay. 1 Press G. P P 12 12 2 2 Y Off MENU MENU 0.0 0.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO 16M :3 4 2 Use HI to select the setting option, and press the Q button to set. Option Description Y Off The self-timer is deactivated. Y 12 sec The self-timer lamp turns on for approx. 10 seconds, then blinks for approx. 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. Y 2 sec The self-timer lamp blinks for approx. 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. To cancel the self-timer after it starts To cancel the self-timer after it starts Press the  button.
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12 EN Shooting screen displays F2.8 F2.8 1/100 1/100 z z 0:00:34 0:00:34 4 4 NORM Date 0.0 0.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO 16M P P :3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 15 16 17 14 10 12 18 19 20 21 22 23 11 When the shutter button is pressed halfway down No. Name Normal Detailed No info. 1 Shooting mode R R – 2 Flash R R – 3 Self-timer R R R 4 Exposure compensation R R – 5 White balance R R – 6 ISO sensitivity R R – 7 Image size (still images) R R – 8 Aspect R R – 9 Recording with sound R R – 10 Image size (movies) R R – 11 Movie recording length R R – 12 Movie recording icon R R – 13 World time – R – 14 Date stamp R R – 15 Compression R R – 16 Number of storable still pictures R R – 17 Current memory R R – 18 Battery check R R – 19 AF target mark R R R 20 Grid Guide – R – 21 Aperture value R R R 22 Shutter speed R R R 23 Camera shake warning R R R Switching the displays Switching the displays The displays change in the order of Normal → Detailed → No info. each time F (INFO) is pressed.
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13 EN The default settings of the function are highlighted in . Shooting mode Submode P (P mode) – M (M mode) – N (DIS Mode) – Q (Q mode) Recommended/Set 1/Set 2/ Set 3 a (Super Macro mode) –  ( mode) BPortrait/FLandscape/ GNight Scene/ MNight+Portrait/CSport/ NIndoor/WCandle/ RSelf Portrait/SSunset/ XFireworks/VCuisine/ dDocuments/ qBeach & Snow/Pet P (P mode) Pop Art/Pin Hole/Fish Eye/ Soft Focus/Punk/Sparkle/ Watercolor/Reflection/ Miniature n (Movie mode) – ● “List of settings available in each shooting mode” (p. 44), “List of  settings” (p. 45), “List of P settings” (p. 47) 1 Press H of the arrow pad on standby mode screen first, and press HI to select shooting mode. To select the Q,  and P submodes, display submodes by using G first. Then use HI to select the desired submode and press the A button. MENU MENU 16M Scene Mode :3 4 To select a submode To select a submode MENU MENU Portrait MENU MENU 16M :3 4 16M 0:00:34 0:00:34 4 4 NORM :3 4 Icon indicating the submode that is set Selecting the shooting mode
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14 EN Learning about the shooting modes P (P mode) The camera will select the appropriate aperture value and shutter speed for the subject. Changes can also be made to various shooting settings, such as exposure compensation, as needed. M (M mode) The camera will automatically select the optimal shooting mode for the scene. The shooting condition is decided by the camera and settings cannot be changed, excepting some functions. N (DIS mode) This mode enables the user to reduce blur that is caused by camera shake and subject movement. a (Super Macro mode) This enables shooting as close as 5 cm (2 in.) to the subject. The zoom position is locked.  ( mode) You can shoot with the best mode for the subject and shooting scene. The best shooting settings for various scenes are pre-programmed as submodes. Note that functions may be limited in some modes. Refer to the descriptions displayed on the submode selection screen, and select the desired submode. P (P mode) You can shoot with special effects. Refer to the sample images displayed on the submode selection screen, and select the desired submode. The best shooting settings for each effect are pre-programmed, so some function settings cannot be changed. n (Movie mode) You can shoot a movie. “Shooting movies” (p. 18)
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15 EN Viewing images 1 Press the q button. Number of frames/ Total number of images 12:30 ’13/02/26 ’13/02/26 12:30 4/30 4/30 Playback image 2 Use HI to select an image. Displays previous image Displays next image ● Hold I to fast forward and hold H to reverse. ● Press the q button again to return to the shooting screen. Index view and close-up view Index view enables quick selection of a desired image. Close-up view (up to 10× magnification) allows checking of image details. 1 Press the zoom buttons. 4/30 4/30 4/30 4/30 W T W T 12:30 ’13/02/26 ’13/02/26 12:30 12:30 ’13/02/26 ’13/02/26 12:30 ’13/02/26 12:30 Single-image view Close-up view Index view To select an image in index view To select an image in index view Use FGHI to select an image, and press the A button to display the selected image in single-image view. To scroll an image in close-up view To scroll an image in close-up view Use FGHI to move the viewing area.
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16 EN Playback mode display ● Normal No. Name Normal Detailed No info. 1 Battery check – R – 2 Protect R R – 3 Print reservation/ number of prints R R – 4 Current memory R R – 5 Frame number/ total number of images R R – 6 Compression – R – 7 Shutter speed – R – 8 Shooting mode – R – 9 ISO sensitivity – R – 10 Aperture value – R – 11 Exposure compensation – R – 12 Shooting submode – R – 13 White balance – R – 14 File name – R – 15 Image size – R – 16 Recording date and time R R – 12:30 ’13/02/26 ’13/02/26 12:30 10 10 4/30 4/30 5 4 2 3 16 Still image ● Detailed 4/30 4/30 2.0 2.0 F2.8 F2.8 1/1000 1/1000 AUTO WB AUTO WB 100 ISO 100 ISO 1 4608×3456 4608×3456 MAGIC MAGIC 10 10 12:30 ’13/02/26 ’13/02/26 12:30 NORM 100-0004 100-0004 AUTO WB AUTO WB 100 ISO 100 ISO 1 NORM 4608×3456 4608×3456 100-0004 100-0004 2.0 2.0 F2.8 F2.8 1/1000 1/1000 MAGIC MAGIC 1 5 4 2 8 7 9 6 10 11 13 16 15 12 14 3 ● No information Switching the displays Switching the displays The displays change in the order of Normal → Detailed → No info. each time F (INFO) is pressed.
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17 EN Erasing images during playback 1 Display the image you want to erase and press G (). MENU Erase Back Erase Cancel 4/30 4/30 100-0004 100-0004 2 Press FG to select [Erase], and press the A button. ● Grouped images are erased as a group. ● Multiple images or all images can be erased at a time (p. 30).
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18 EN Playing back movies Select a movie, and press the A button. 00:12/00:34 00:12/00:34 During playback Movie 4/30 4/30 OK Movie Play Movie Play ’13/02/2612:30 ’13/02/2612:30 Pausing and restarting playback Press the A button to pause playback. During pause, fast forward or reverse, press the A button to restart playback. Fast forward Press I to fast forward. Press I again to increase the fast forward speed. Rewind Press H to rewind. Press H again to increase the rewind speed. The sound recorded in movie mode cannot be played back with this camera. To listen to the sound, connect to a PC. Shooting movies 1 Press H of the arrow pad on standby mode screen first, and press HI to select movie mode. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject, and then gently press the shutter button all the way down to start recording. 0:00 REC REC 0:00 0:00:34 0:00:34 0:00:34 0:00:34 0:00 0:00 REC REC Lights up red when recording Recording time Recording length (p. 51) Press halfway Press fully ● Sound is also recorded. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down gently to stop recording.
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19 EN Operations while playback is paused Operations while playback is paused During pause 0:12/0:34 0:12/0:34 Elapsed time/ Total shooting time Cueing Use F to display the first frame and press G to display the last frame. Advancing and rewinding one frame at a time Press I or H to advance or rewind one frame at a time. Hold I or H pressed for continuous advance or rewind. Resuming playback Press the A button to resume playback. To stop movie playback To stop movie playback Press the  button.
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20 EN Menu settings In certain shooting modes, some functions cannot be set. Program Auto P P 0.0 0.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO MENU MENU 16M :3 4 6 7 3 2 1 5 4 Function menu Setup menu (p. 23) Function menu Function menu 1 Flash 3 Exposure compensation 5 ISO sensitivity 7 Aspect 2 Self-timer 4 White balance 6 Image Size Using the function menu 1 Use H of the arrow pad to display the function menu. 2 Use FG of the arrow pad to select the function to be set. 3 Use HI of the arrow pad to select the setting value, and then press the A button to enter the setting. Example: Exposure compensation Exposure Comp. P P 0 0 ± 0.0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO MENU MENU 16M :3 4
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21 EN Flash Sets the flash firing method. _ Flash Auto The flash fires automatically in low-light or backlight conditions. ! Redeye Pre-flashes are emitted to reduce the occurrence of red eye in your photos. # Fill In The flash fires regardless of the available light. $ Flash Off The flash does not fire. Self-timer Sets the time after the shutter button is pressed until the picture is taken. b Y Off The self-timer is deactivated. c Y 12 sec The self-timer lamp turns on for approx. 10 seconds, then blinks for approx. 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. d Y 2 sec The self-timer lamp blinks for approx. 2 seconds, then the picture is taken. Exposure compensation Compensates the brightness (appropriate exposure) adjusted by the camera.  to  Value Set a larger negative (–) value to adjust darker, or a larger positive (+) value to adjust brighter. White balance Sets an appropriate color scheme for the light of the shooting scene. e WB Auto The camera automatically adjusts the white balance. f Sunny Suitable for shooting outdoors under a clear sky. g Cloudy Suitable for shooting outdoors under a cloudy sky. h Incandescent Suitable for shooting under tungsten lighting.  Fluorescent Suitable for shooting under white fluorescent lighting.
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22 EN ISO sensitivity Sets the ISO sensitivity. l ISO Auto The camera automatically sets the sensitivity with priority on image quality.  to  Value Set a smaller value to reduce noise in the picture, or a larger value to reduce blur. Image size Sets the number of recording pixels.  4608×3456*1 Suitable for printing pictures over A3 (11×17 in.). 6 4288×3216*2 Suitable for printing pictures over A3 (11×17 in.). 4 3200×2400 Suitable for printing pictures up to A3 (11×17 in.). 3 1920×1440 Suitable for printing pictures up to A4 size (8.5×11 in.). 7 640×480 Suitable for using pictures on emails. Aspect Sets the horizontal-to-vertical ratio of images.  4:3 Change the horizontal-to-vertical ratio to 4:3 when taking pictures. P 16:9 Change the horizontal-to-vertical ratio to 16:9 when taking pictures. Q 3:2 Change the horizontal-to-vertical ratio to 3:2 when taking pictures.  1:1 Change the horizontal-to-vertical ratio to 1:1 when taking pictures. *1 VG-180/D-770 only *2 VG-165/D-765 only ● In certain shooting modes, some functions cannot be set. Refer to “List of settings available in each shooting mode” (p. 44) ● The image sizes are the examples when the aspect ratio is set to [].
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23 EN Setup menu Setup menu MENU On Off Camera Menu Date Stamp Reset Reset Compression Icon Guide Normal AF Mode Digital Zoom Face/iESP Off Back 4 2 3 5 1 3 Playback Menu (p. 28) q Slideshow Edit Erase Print Order R (Protect) 1 Camera Menu (p. 25) 4 Settings Menu 1 (p. 31) z Reset Compression AF Mode Digital Zoom Icon Guide Date Stamp d Memory Format/Format Backup USB Connection q Power On Keep z Settings Beep Pixel Mapping 2 Movie Menu (p. 27) 5 Settings Menu 2 (p. 33) A Image Size Frame Rate R (Movie sound recording) d s (Monitor) Power Save l (Language) X (Date/time) World Time
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24 EN Using the setup menu Press the  button during shooting or playback to display the setup menu. The setup menu provides access to a variety of camera settings, such as shooting and playback functions, time and date settings, and display options. 3 Use FG to select the desired submenu 1 and then press the A button. Power Save Power Save Off MENU Settings Menu 2 Back World Time World Time English X ’13/02/26 12:30 Power Save Power Save MENU Settings Menu 2 Back World Time World Time X On Off Submenu 2 4 Use FG to select the desired submenu 2 and then press the A button. ● Once a setting is selected, the display returns to the Submenu 1. ● There may be additional operations. Power Save Power Save On MENU Settings Menu 2 Back World Time World Time English X ’13/02/26 12:30 5 Press the  button to complete the setting. 1 Press the  button. ● The setup menu is displayed. MENU On Off Camera Menu Date Stamp Reset Reset Compression Icon Guide Normal AF Mode Digital Zoom Face/iESP Off Back 2 Press H to select the page tabs. Use FG to select the desired page tab and press I. MENU Settings Menu 2 Back Power Save Power Save World Time World Time English Off X ’13/02/26 12:30 Page tab MENU Settings Menu 2 Power Save Power Save World Time World Time Back English Off X ’13/02/26 12:30 Submenu 1
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25 EN ● The default settings of the function are highlighted in . ● For the operation method, refer to “Using the setup menu” (p. 24). z Camera Menu Restoring the shooting functions Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings to the default settings z z [Reset] [Reset] Submenu 2 Application Yes Restores the following menu functions to the default settings. • Shooting mode • Flash • Self-timer • Exposure compensation • White balance • ISO sensitivity • Image Size (still images) • Aspect • Camera Menu and Movie Menu Functions No The settings will not be changed. Selecting the image quality for still Selecting the image quality for still images images z z [Compression] [Compression] Submenu 2 Application Fine Shooting at high quality. Normal Shooting at normal quality. ● “Number of storable pictures (still images)/ Recording length (movies) in the internal memory and cards” (p. 50, 51) Selecting the focusing area Selecting the focusing area z z [AF Mode] [AF Mode] Submenu 2 Application Face/iESP The camera focuses automatically. (If a face is detected, it is shown by a white frame*1 ; when the shutter button is pressed halfway and the camera focuses, the frame turns to green*2 . If no face is detected, the camera chooses a subject in the frame and focuses automatically.) Spot The camera focuses on the subject located within the AF target mark. AF Tracking The camera tracks the subject movement automatically to focus on it continuously. *1 For some subjects, the frame may not appear or may take some time to appear. *2 If the frame blinks in red, the camera cannot focus. Try refocusing on the subject.
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26 EN To focus on a moving subject To focus on a moving subject continuously (AF Tracking) continuously (AF Tracking) 1 Hold the camera to align the AF target mark on the subject and press the A button. 2 When the camera recognizes the subject, the AF target mark automatically tracks the subject movement to focus on it continuously. 3 To cancel the tracking, press the A button. ● Depending on the subjects or the shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to lock the focus or fail to track the subject movement. ● When the camera fails to track the subject movement, the AF target mark changes to red. Shooting at higher magnifications Shooting at higher magnifications than optical zoom than optical zoom z z [Digital Zoom] [Digital Zoom] Submenu 2 Application Off Disable digital zoom. On Enable digital zoom. [On] selected for [Digital Zoom]: [On] selected for [Digital Zoom]: Image size Zoom bar 16M*1 /14M*2 Digital zoom range Other The magnification ratio changes depending on the image size setting.*3 Digital zoom range *1 VG-180/D-770 only *2 VG-165/D-765 only *3 Due to increased processing of the pixel counts, the image quality will not degrade. The magnifi cation ratio changes depending on the image size setting. ● Photographs taken with the zoom bar displayed in red may appear “grainy.”
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27 EN Displaying icon guides Displaying icon guides z z [Icon Guide] [Icon Guide] Submenu 2 Application Off No icon guide is displayed. On The explanation of the selected icon will be displayed when a shooting mode or function menu icon is selected (position the cursor on the icon for a while to display the explanation). Icon guide P P Program Auto Functions can be changed manually. 0.0 0.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB AUTO ISO AUTO ISO MENU MENU 16M :3 4 Imprinting the date of recording Imprinting the date of recording z z [Date Stamp] [Date Stamp] Submenu 2 Application Off Do not imprint the date. On Stamp new photographs with the date of recording. ● When the date and time are not set, [Date Stamp] cannot be set. “Setting the date and time d [X]” (p. 33) ● The date stamp can not be deleted. ● When drive settings are set to other than [o], [Date Stamp] cannot be set. A Movie Menu Selecting the image size for movies Selecting the image size for movies A A [Image Size/Frame Rate] [Image Size/Frame Rate] Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Application Image Size VGA (640×480)/ QVGA (320×240) Select the image quality based on the image size and frame rate. Higher frame rates provide smoother movie images. Frame Rate 30fps*1 / 15fps*1 *1 frames per second ● “Number of storable pictures (still images)/ Recording length (movies) in the internal memory and cards” (p. 50, 51)
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28 EN Recording sound when shooting Recording sound when shooting movies movies A A [ [R R] ] Submenu 2 Application Off No sound is recorded. On Sound is recorded. ● When set to [On], only the digital zoom can be used during movie recording. To record the movie with the optical zoom, set [R] (movies) to [Off]. q Playback Menu Playing back images automatically Playing back images automatically q q [Slideshow] [Slideshow] To start a slideshow To start a slideshow After pressing the Q button, the slideshow starts. To stop the slideshow, press the Q button or the  button. ● During a slideshow, press I to advance one frame, H to go back one frame. Changing the image size Changing the image size q q [ [Q Q] ] This saves a high-resolution image as a separate image with a smaller size for use in e-mail attachments and other applications. Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Edit Q   1 Use HI to select an image. 2 Use FG to select an image size and press the A button. ● The resized image is saved as a separate image. Cropping image Cropping image q q [ [P P] ] Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Edit P 1 Use HI to select an image, and press the A button. 2 Use the zoom buttons to select the size of the cropping frame, and use FGHI to move the frame. Cropping frame MENU Back
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29 EN 3 Press the A button after you have selected the area to trim. ● The edited image is saved as a separate image. Brightening areas that are dark Brightening areas that are dark due to backlight or other reasons due to backlight or other reasons q q [Shadow Adj] [Shadow Adj] Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Edit Shadow Adj 1 Use HI to select an image, and press the A button. ● The edited image is saved as a separate image. ● Depending on the picture, the editing may not be effective. ● The retouching process may lower the image resolution. Retouching red eyes in flash Retouching red eyes in flash shooting shooting q q [Redeye Fix] [Redeye Fix] Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Edit Redeye Fix 1 Use HI to select an image, and press the A button. ● The edited image is saved as a separate image. ● Depending on the picture, the editing may not be effective. ● The retouching process may lower the image resolution. Rotating images Rotating images q q [ [y y] ] Submenu 1 Submenu 2 Edit y 1 Use HI to select an image. 2 Press the A button to rotate the image. 3 If necessary, repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make settings for other images, and press the  button. ● The new picture orientations will be saved even after the power is turned off.
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30 EN Erasing images Erasing images q q [Erase] [Erase] Submenu 2 Application All Erase All images in the internal memory or card will be erased. Sel. Image Images are individually selected and erased. Erase Deletes the image displayed. ● When erasing pictures in the internal memory, do not insert the card into the camera. ● Protected images cannot be erased. To individually select and erase images To individually select and erase images [Sel. Image] [Sel. Image] 1 Use FG to select [Sel. Image], and press the A button. 2 Use FGHI to select the image to be erased, and press the A button to add a R mark to the image. ● Press T of the zoom button to return to the single frame display. Sel. Image Erase/Cancel OK MENU (1) 4/30 R mark 3 Repeat Step 2 to select the images to be erased, and then press the  button to erase the selected images. 4 Use FG to select [Yes], and press the A button. ● The images with a R mark are erased. To erase all images [All Erase] To erase all images [All Erase] 1 Use FG to select [All Erase], and press the A button. 2 Use FG to select [Yes], and press the A button. Saving print settings to the image Saving print settings to the image data data q q [Print Order] [Print Order] ● “Print Reservations” (p. 36) ● Print reservation can be set only for still images that are recorded to the card. Protecting images Protecting images q q [ [R R] ] ● Protected images cannot be erased by [Erase] (p. 17, 30), [Sel. Image] (p. 30), or [All Erase] (p. 30), but all images are erased by [Memory Format]/ [Format] (p. 31). 1 Use HI to select an image. ● Press the W zoom button to display an index view. Images can be quickly selected using FGHI. Press the T button to return to the single frame display. 2 Press the A button. ● Press the A button again to cancel the settings.
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31 EN 3 If necessary, repeat Steps 1 and 2 to protect other images, and press the  button. d Settings Menu 1 Erasing data completely Erasing data completely d d [Memory Format]/ [Memory Format]/ d d [Format] [Format] ● Before formatting, check that no important data is left in the internal memory or card. ● Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. ● Be sure to remove the card before formatting the internal memory. Submenu 2 Application Yes Completely erases the image data in the internal memory or card (including protected images). No Cancels formatting. Copying images in the internal Copying images in the internal memory to the card memory to the card d d [Backup] [Backup] Submenu 2 Application Yes Backs up image data in the internal memory to the card. No Cancels the backup. Selecting a method for connecting Selecting a method for connecting the camera to other devices the camera to other devices d d [USB Connection] [USB Connection] Submenu 2 Application Auto Set to select the connection method each time the camera is connected to another device. Storage Connect as a card reader. MTP As a portable device, connect to PC loaded with Windows Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8. ● Refer to “Connecting with a computer” (p. 35) for the connection method with a computer.
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32 EN Turning on the camera with the Turning on the camera with the q q button button d d [ [q q Power On] Power On] Submenu 2 Application No The camera is not turned on. To turn on the camera, press the n button. Yes Press and hold the q button to turn the camera on in the playback mode. Saving the mode when the camera Saving the mode when the camera is turned off is turned off d d [Keep [Keep z z Settings] Settings] Submenu 2 Application Yes The shooting mode is saved when the camera is turned off and is reactivated the next time the camera is turned on. On The shooting mode is set to P mode when the camera is turned on. Setting the operation sound Setting the operation sound d d [Beep] [Beep] Submenu 2 Application On Enable operation beep. Off Disable operation beep. Adjusting the image processing Adjusting the image processing function function d d [Pixel Mapping] [Pixel Mapping] ● This function has already been adjusted at factory shipping, and no adjustment is needed right after purchase. Approximately once a year is recommended. ● For best results, wait at least one minute after taking or viewing pictures before performing pixel mapping. If the camera is turned off during pixel mapping, be sure to perform it again. To adjust the image processing function To adjust the image processing function Press the A button when [Start] (Submenu 2) is displayed. ● The check and adjustment of the image processing function starts.
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33 EN d Settings Menu 2 Adjusting the brightness of the Adjusting the brightness of the monitor monitor d d [ [s s] ] To adjust the monitor brightness To adjust the monitor brightness 1 Use FG to adjust the brightness while viewing the screen, and then press the A button. MENU Back s Saving battery power between Saving battery power between shots shots d d [Power Save] [Power Save] Submenu 2 Application Off Cancels [Power Save]. On When the camera is not being used for approx. 10 seconds, the monitor automatically turns off to save battery power. To resume standby mode To resume standby mode Press any button. Changing the display language Changing the display language d d [ [l l] ] Submenu 2 Application Languages The language for the menus and error messages displayed on the monitor is selected. Setting the date and time Setting the date and time d d [ [X X] ] 1 Press the Arrow pad to FG to select the year for [Y]. 2 Press the Arrow pad to I to save the setting for [Y]. 3 As in Steps 1 and 2, press the Arrow pad to FGHI to set [M] (month), [D] (day), [Time] (hours and minutes), and [Y/M/D] (date order), and then press the A button. ● For precise time setting, press the A button as the time signal strikes 00 seconds.
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34 EN Choosing home and alternate time Choosing home and alternate time zones zones d d [World Time] [World Time] ● You will not be able to select a time zone using [World Time] if the camera clock has not first been set using [X]. Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Application Home/ Alternate x The time in the home time zone (the time zone selected for x in submenu 2). z The time in the travel destination time zone (the time zone selected for z in submenu 2). x*1 — Select the home time zone (x). z*1, 2 — Select the travel destination time zone (z). *1 In areas where daylight saving time is in effect, use FG to turn daylight saving time ([Summer]) on. *2 When you select a time zone, the camera automatically calculates the time difference between the selected zone and the home time zone (x) to display the time in the travel destination time zone (z).
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35 EN Connecting with a computer When [USB Connection] is set to [Auto], connect the camera and the computer, select [Storage] or [MTP] at the screen for selecting the connection method, and then press the A button. System requirements System requirements Windows : Windows XP Home Edition/ Professional (SP1 or later)/ Windows Vista/Windows 7/ Windows 8 Macintosh : Mac OS X v10.3 or later ● Even if a computer has USB ports, proper operation is not guaranteed in the following cases: ● Computers with USB ports installed using an expansion card, etc. ● Computers without a factory-installed OS and home-built computers ● When the computer does not support SDXC cards, a message may appear urging to format the internal memory or card. (Formatting will completely erase all images, so do not format.) Set [USB Connection] in the setup menu of the camera beforehand. (p. 31) Connecting the camera Connecting the camera USB cable (supplied) Connector cover USB connector
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36 EN Print Reservations 3 Use FG to select [<], and press the A button. 0 4/30 4/30 Print Order Print OK NORM 100-0004 ‘13/02/26 12:30 NORM 100-0004 4608×3456 4608×3456 ‘13/02/26 12:30 4 Use HI to select the image for print reservation. Use FG to select the quantity. Press the A button. 5 Use FG to select the [X] (date print) screen option, and press the A button. Submenu 2 Application No This prints the image only. Date This prints the image with the shooting date. Time This prints the image with the shooting time. 6 Use FG to select [Set], and press the A button. In print reservations, the number of prints and date imprint option are saved in the image on the card. This enables easy printing at a printer or print shop supporting DPOF by using only the print reservations on the card without a computer or a camera. ● Print reservations can be set only for the images stored on the card. ● DPOF reservations set by another DPOF device cannot be changed by this camera. Make changes using the original device. Making new DPOF reservations with this camera will erase the reservations made by the other device. ● DPOF print reservations can be made for up to 999 images per card. Single-frame print reservations [<] 1 Display the setup menu. ● “Using the setup menu” (p. 24) 2 From the playback menu q, select [Print Order] and then press the A button.
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37 EN Reserving one print each of all images on the card [U] 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p. 36). 2 Use FG to select [U], and press the A button. 3 Follow Steps 5 and 6 in [<]. Resetting all print reservation data 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p. 36). 2 Select either [<] or [U], and press the A button. 3 Use FG to select [Reset], and press the A button. Resetting the print reservation data for selected images 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p. 36). 2 Use FG to select [<], and press the A button. 3 Use FG to select [Keep] and press the A button. 4 Use HI to select the image with the print reservation you want to cancel. Use FG to set the print quantity to “0”. 5 If necessary, repeat Step 4, and then press the A button when finished. 6 Use FG to select the [X] (date print) screen option, and press the A button. ● The settings are applied to the remaining images with the print reservation data. 7 Use FG to select [Set], and press the A button.
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38 EN Usage Tips If the camera does not work as intended, or if an error message is displayed on the screen, and you are unsure of what to do, refer to the information below to fix the problem(s). Troubleshooting Battery Battery “The camera does not work even when batteries are installed”. ● Insert recharged batteries in the correct direction. “Inserting and removing the battery and card (commercially available)” (p. 4), “Charging the battery” (p. 5) ● Battery performance may have been reduced temporarily due to low temperature. Take the batteries out of the camera, and warm them by putting them in your pocket for a while. Card/Internal memory Card/Internal memory “An error message is displayed”. “Error message” (p. 40) Shutter button Shutter button “No picture is taken when the shutter button is pressed”. ● Cancel sleep mode. To save battery power, the camera automatically goes into sleep mode and the monitor turns off if there is no operation for 3 minutes when the camera is turned on. No picture is taken even if the shutter button is fully pressed in this mode. Operate the zoom buttons or other buttons to restore the camera from sleep mode before taking a picture. If the camera is left for another 12 minutes, it automatically turns off. Press the n button to turn the camera on. ● Press the q button to switch to the shooting mode. ● Wait until #(flash charge) stops blinking before taking pictures.
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39 EN Monitor Monitor “Difficult to see”. ● Condensation may have occurred. Turn off the power, and wait for the camera body to become acclimated to the surrounding temperature and dry out before taking pictures. “Vertical lines appear on the monitor”. ● This condition may occur when the camera is pointed at an extremely bright subject under a clear sky and so on. The lines may appear on the recorded movie. “The light is caught in the picture”. ● Shooting with flash in dark situations results in an image with many flash reflections on dust in the air. Date and time function Date and time function “Date and time settings return to the default setting”. ● If the batteries are removed and left out of the camera for about 12 hours*1 , the date and time settings return to the default setting, and must be reset. *1 The time until the date and time settings return to the default setting varies depending on how long the batteries have been loaded. “Turning on the camera and making the initial settings” (p. 7) Miscellaneous Miscellaneous “The camera makes a noise when taking pictures”. ● The camera may activate the lens and make a noise even if no operation is performed. This is because the camera automatically performs actions of auto focus as far as it is ready to shoot.
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40 EN Error message ● When one of the messages below is displayed on the monitor, check the corrective action. Error message Corrective action Card Error Card problem Insert a new card. Write Protect Card problem The card write-protect switch is set to the “LOCK” side. Release the switch. Memory Full Internal memory problem • Insert a card. • Erase unwanted images.*1 Card Full Card problem • Replace the card. • Erase unwanted images.*1 Card Setup Format Power Off Card problem Use FG to select [Format], and press the A button. Next, use FG to select [Yes], and press the A button.*2 Memory Setup Memory Format Power Off Power Off Internal memory problem Use FG to select [Memory Format], and press the A button. Next, use FG to select [Yes], and press the A button.*2 Error message Corrective action No Picture Internal memory/Card problem Take pictures before viewing them. Picture Error Problem with selected image Use photo retouch software, etc. to view the image on a computer. If the image still cannot be viewed, the image file is corrupted. The Image Cannot Be Edited Problem with selected image Use photo retouch software, etc. to edit the image on a computer. Battery Empty Battery problem Charge the battery. Cannot Print*3 Problem with selected image Use a computer to print. *1 Before erasing important images, download them to a computer. *2 All data will be erased. *3 This camera may be unable to print images taken by other cameras.
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41 EN Shooting tips When you are unsure of how to take a picture that you envision, refer to the information below. Focusing “Focusing on the subject” ● Taking a picture of a subject not in the center of the monitor After focusing on an object at the same distance as the subject, compose the shot, and take the picture. Pressing the shutter button halfway (p. 9) ● Set [AF Mode] (p. 25) to [Face/iESP] ● Taking a picture in [AF Tracking] mode (p. 25) The camera tracks the subject movement automatically to focus on it continuously. ● Taking a picture of subjects where autofocus is difficult In the following cases, after focusing on an object (by pressing the shutter button halfway down) with high contrast at the same distance as the subject, compose the shot, and take the picture. Subjects with low contrast When extremely bright objects appear in the center of the monitor Object with no vertical lines*1 *1 It is also effective to compose the shot by holding the camera vertically to focus, and then returning to the horizontal position to take the picture. When objects are at different distances Fast-moving object The subject is not in the center of the frame
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42 EN Camera shake “Taking pictures without camera shake” ● Taking pictures using N (p. 14) ● Select [C Sport] in the scene mode (p. 13) The [C Sport] mode uses a fast shutter speed and can reduce the blur incurred by a moving subject. ● Taking pictures at a high ISO sensitivity If a high ISO sensitivity is selected, pictures can be taken at a high shutter speed even at locations where a flash cannot be used. “ISO sensitivity” (p. 22) Exposure (brightness) “Taking pictures with the right brightness” ● Taking pictures using [Face/iESP] (p. 25) Appropriate exposure is obtained for a face against backlight, and the face is brightened. ● Taking pictures using [Fill In] (p. 21) flash A subject against backlight is brightened. ● Taking pictures of a white beach or snow scene Select [q Beach & Snow] in the scene mode (p. 13). ● Taking pictures using exposure compensation (p. 21) Adjust the brightness while viewing the screen for taking the picture. Normally, taking pictures of white subjects (such as snow) results in images that are darker than the actual subject. Use the exposure compensation to adjust in the positive (+) direction to express whites as they appear. When taking pictures of black subjects, on the other hand, it is effective to adjust in the negative (-) direction. Color hue “Taking pictures with colors at the same shade as they appear” ● Taking pictures by selecting white balance (p. 21) Best results in most environments can normally be obtained with the [WB Auto] setting, but for some subjects, you should try experimenting with different settings. (This is especially true for sunshade under a clear sky, mixed natural and artificial light settings, and so on.)
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43 EN Image quality “Taking sharper pictures” ● Taking pictures with the optical zoom Avoid using digital zoom (p. 26) to take pictures. ● Taking pictures at a low ISO sensitivity If the picture is taken with a high ISO sensitivity, noise (small colored spots and color unevenness that were not in the original image) can occur, and the image can appear grainy. “ISO sensitivity” (p. 22) Batteries “Making batteries last longer” ● Set [Power Save] (p. 33) to [On] Playback/Editing tips Playback “Playing images in the internal memory and card” ● Remove the card and display the images in internal memory “Inserting and removing the battery and card (commercially available)” (p. 4)
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44 EN List of settings available in each shooting mode For details on , refer to “List of  settings” (p. 45). For details on shaded areas, refer to “List of P settings” (p. 47). P M N a P Zoom R R R – R Flash R *1 R – R Self-timer R R R R R Exposure compensation R – R R White balance R – R R ISO sensitivity R – – R – Image Size R R R R Aspect R R R R R Compression R R R R R AF Mode R – R – – Digital Zoom R – R – – Icon Guide R R R R R Date Stamp R R R R R *1 Some functions cannot be set.
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45 EN List of  settings B F G M C N W R S Zoom R R R R R R R – R Flash *1 – – *1 *1 *1 – *1 – Self-timer R R R R R R R R R Exposure compensation – – – – – – – – – White balance – – – – – – – – – ISO sensitivity – – – – – – – – – Image Size R R R R R R R R R Aspect R R R R R R R R R Compression R R R R R R R R R AF Mode R R R R R R R – R Digital Zoom R R R R R R – – R Icon Guide R R R R R R R R R Date Stamp R R R R R R R R R *1 Some functions cannot be set.
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46 EN X V d q  Zoom R R R R R Flash – *1 – *1 – Self-timer R R R R R Exposure compensation – – – – – White balance – – – – – ISO sensitivity – – – – – Image Size R R R R R Aspect R R R R R Compression R R R R R AF Mode – R R R – Digital Zoom R R R R R Icon Guide R R R R R Date Stamp R R R R R *1 Some functions cannot be set.
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47 EN List of P settings Pop Art Pin Hole Fish Eye Soft Focus Punk Exposure compensation R R – R R White balance R R – R – Image Size R R R R R Sparkle Watercolor Reflection Miniature Exposure compensation R R R R White balance R R R R Image Size *1 R R R *1 Some functions cannot be set.
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48 EN Appendix Camera care Exterior • Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is very dirty, soak the cloth in mild soapy water and wring well. Wipe the camera with the damp cloth and then dry it with a dry cloth. If you have used the camera at the beach, use a cloth soaked in clean water and wrung well. Monitor • Wipe gently with a soft cloth. Lens • Blow dust off the lens with a commercial blower, then wipe gently with a lens cleaner. Do not use strong solvents such as benzene or alcohol, or chemically treated cloth. Mold may form on the lens surface if the lens is left dirty. Battery/USB-AC adapter • Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. Storage • When storing the camera for extended periods, remove the battery, USB-AC adapter and card, and keep in a cool, dry place that is well ventilated. • Periodically insert the battery and test the camera functions. Avoid leaving the camera in places where chemical products are handled since this may result in corrosion. Using a separately sold USB-AC adapter The USB-AC adapter F-3AC (sold separately) can be used with this camera. Do not use any USB-AC adapter other than the dedicated one. When using F-3AC, be sure to use the USB cable included with this camera. Do not use any other USB-AC adapter with this camera. Shooting is not available when using the F-3AC. Using a separately sold charger A charger (LI-41C: sold separately, or UC-50 and UC-42BC: sold separately) can be used to charge the battery. Using your charger and USB-AC adapter abroad • The charger and USB-AC adapter can be used in most home electrical sources within the range of 100 V to 240 V AC (50/60Hz) around the world. However, depending on the country or area you are in, the AC wall outlet may be shaped differently and the charger and USB-AC adapter may require a plug adapter to match the wall outlet. For details, ask at your local electrical shop or travel agent. • Do not use travel voltage converters as they could damage your charger and USB-AC adapter.
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49 EN Using the card Cards compatible with this camera Cards compatible with this camera SD/SDHC/SDXC card (commercially available) (for compatibility card details, visit the Olympus website.) ● This camera can be used without a card by storing images in its internal memory. SD/SDHC/SDXC card write-protect switch SD/SDHC/SDXC card write-protect switch The SD/SDHC/SDXC card body has a write-protect switch. If you set the switch to the “LOCK” side, you will not be able to write to the card, delete data or format. Return the switch to enable writing. LOCK Format Format Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use or after being used with other cameras or computers. Checking the image saving location Checking the image saving location The memory indicator shows whether the internal memory or card is being used during shooting and playback. Current memory indicator v: Internal memory is being used w: Card is being used Even if [Memory Format]/[Format], [Erase], [Sel. Image], or [All Erase] is performed, the data in the card is not completely erased. When disposing of the card, damage the card to prevent the disclosure of personal data. ● Switching between a card and internal memory is not available. When using the internal memory, remove the card first. Readout/recording process of the card Readout/recording process of the card During shooting, the current memory indicator lights up in red while the camera is writing data. Never open the battery/card cover or unplug the USB cable. This can not only damage the image data but also render the internal memory or card unusable.
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50 EN Number of storable pictures (still images)/Recording length (movies) in the internal Number of storable pictures (still images)/Recording length (movies) in the internal memory and cards memory and cards The figures for the number of storable still pictures and recording length are approximate. The actual capacity varies with shooting conditions and the card used. Still pictures Still pictures*1 *1 Image Size Compression Number of storable pictures Internal memory SD/SDHC/SDXC card (4GB)  4608×3456*2 *2 L 1 400 M 3 750 6 4288×3216*3 *3 L 1 460 M 3 850 4 3200×2400 L 3 770 M 5 1,340 3 1920×1440 L 10 2,530 M 21 4,960 7 640×480 L 95 20,670 M 174 41,340 *1 The image sizes are the examples when the aspect ratio is set to []. *2 VG-180/D-770 only *3 VG-165/D-765 only

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