Olympus XZ-1 Creator manual

User manual for the Olympus XZ-1 Creator in English. This PDF manual has 94 pages.

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Instruction Manual XZ-1 DIGITAL CAMERA ● 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 our products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. ● The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product.
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2 EN Step 1 Checking the contents of the box Step 2 Preparing the Camera “Preparing the Camera” (p. 13) Step 3 Shooting and Playing Back Images “Shooting, Viewing, and Erasing” (p. 20) Step 4 How to Use the Camera “Camera Settings” (p. 3) Step 5 Printing “Direct printing (PictBridge)” (p. 64) “Print Reservations (DPOF)” (p. 68) Contents Contents Names of Parts............................................... 9 Preparing the Camera.................................. 13 Shooting, Viewing, and Erasing ................. 20 Using Shooting Modes ................................ 28 Using Shooting Functions .......................... 36 Menus for Shooting Functions ................... 45 ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ Menus for Playback, Editing, and Printing Functions...................................................... 52 Menus for Other Camera Settings.............. 57 Printing.......................................................... 64 Usage Tips.................................................... 71 Appendix....................................................... 76 ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ Strap Digital camera Lens cap and lens cap strap LI-50B lithium ion battery USB cable AV cable OLYMPUS Setup CD-ROM Other accessories not shown: warranty card Contents may vary depending on purchase location. or F-2AC USB-AC adapter
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3 EN Camera Settings Using the Direct Buttons Using the Direct Buttons Frequently used functions can be accessed using the direct buttons. Zoom lever (p. 22, 26) Shutter button (p. 21) R button (record movies) (p. 21) q button (switch between shooting and playback) (p. 21, 23) m button (p. 6) INFO button (change information display) (p. 23, 26, 36, 38, 40, 44) Mode dial Mode dial Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode. Indicator A iAUTO (p. 28) P Program Auto (p. 20) A Aperture Priority (p. 29) S Shutter Priority (p. 29) M Manual Shooting (p. 30) C Custom Mode Setup (p. 30) h Low Light (p. 30) SCN Scene Mode (p. 31) ART Art Filter (p. 34)
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4 EN Wheel controller Wheel controller F (up) / F (exposure compensation) button (p. 38) G (down) / jY (sequential shooting/Self-timer) button (p. 38) / D button (erase) (p. 25) H (left) / & (macro) button (p. 36) / P (AF target) button (p. 37) I (right) / # (flash) button (p. 37) A button (p. 4, 5) The symbols FGHI displayed for image selections and settings indicate that the wheel controller (see above) is to be used. Single Print More Print 4/30 10 10 ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 100-0004 100-0004 12:30 12:30 Y M D Time 2011 Y/M/D . . 02 26 㧦 12 30 X Cancel Set Operation guides displayed at the bottom of the screen indicate that the m button, A button, or zoom lever should be used. 4 4 2 2 Sel. Image Erase/Cancel 4/30 Set Operation guide Reset Photo Mode Picture Mode WB XWSettings Flash Settings Bracket Settings Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer Natural Auto Off On Camera Menu 1/2 Exit Set Operation guide
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5 EN Using the Live Control Using the Live Control To display the live control, press A during shooting. The live control can be used to adjust shooting functions while previewing their effects in the monitor. The live control is not displayed in A mode. See “Menus for Shooting Functions” (p. 7) for a list of the functions that can be adjusted. P AUTO WB AUTO WB WB Auto WB Auto L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD Live control display Functions Options 1 Press A to display the live control. 2 Use FG to select a function and HI to highlight options, then press A to choose the highlighted option. The highlighted option takes effect when A is pressed or if no operations are performed for a short time. Some menu items may not be available at certain combinations of settings or in some shooting modes. ● P AUTO WB AUTO WB WB Auto WB Auto L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD Cursor Name of currently selected item Cursor
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6 EN 1 Press the m button. The menus are displayed. Reset Photo Mode Picture Mode WB XWSettings Flash Settings Bracket Settings Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer Natural Auto Off On Camera Menu 1/2 Exit Set 2 Press H to highlight the page tabs. Use FG to select the desired page tab and press I. Custom Mode Setup Format Backup USB Connection q Power On Sound Settings File Name Pixel Mapping Storage Yes Reset Setup Menu 1/2 Exit Set Custom Mode Setup Format Backup USB Connection q Power On Sound Settings File Name Pixel Mapping Storage Yes Reset Setup Menu 1/2 Exit Set Page tab Submenu 1 ● 3 Use FG to select the desired option in submenu 1 and then press A. 3 min Setup Menu 2/2 s TV Out Sleep X World Time Exit Set W English --.--.-- --:-- 20 sec 1 min 3 min 5 min s TV Out Sleep W X World Time Setup Menu 2/2 Back Set Submenu 2 4 Use FG to select the desired option in submenu 2 and then press A. Once a setting is selected, the display returns to the previous screen. There may be additional operations. “Menu Settings” (p. 45 to 63) 1 min Setup Menu 2/2 s TV Out Sleep Exit Set World Time W X English --.--.-- --:-- 5 Press the m button to complete the setting. ● Press the m button during shooting or playback to display the menus. The menus provide access to a variety of shooting and playback functions as well as to other camera settings, including display options and the time and date. Using the Menus Using the Menus The menus can be used to adjust a variety of settings.
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7 EN Menu Index Menus for Shooting Functions ISO .........................................p. 39 Picture mode .........................p. 39 White balance.........................p. 40 Sequential shooting/ Self-timer ................................p. 38 Aspect ratio.............................p. 41 Image size (still images).........p. 41 Frame size (movies)...............p. 42 Reset Photo Mode..................p. 45 Picture Mode ..........................p. 45 WB..........................................p. 46 X W Settings..........................p. 47 Flash Settings.........................p. 48 Bracket Settings .....................p. 48 Digital Zoom ...........................p. 49 Image Stabilizer......................p. 49 Movie Resolution....................p. 51 R (movies)..............................p. 51 Flash.......................................p. 37 Flash compensation ...............p. 43 Metering..................................p. 43 ND filter...................................p. 44 AF mode.................................p. 36 Face priority............................p. 44 1 (conversion lens) ...............p. 49 AF Illuminat. ...........................p. 50 Rec View ................................p. 50 Info Off....................................p. 50 Panorama...............................p. 51 P AUTO ISO AUTO ISO F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 1/100 1/100 ISO Auto ISO Auto L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 100 125 160 200 250 320 Reset Photo Mode Picture Mode WB XWSettings Flash Settings Bracket Settings Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer Natural Auto Off On Camera Menu 1/2 Exit Set Exit Movie Resolution R On Movie Menu 1/1 Set HD Live control Camera menu Movie menu
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8 EN Menus for Playback, Editing, and Printing Functions Custom Mode Setup...............p. 57 Memory Format/Format..........p. 57 Backup....................................p. 57 USB Connection.....................p. 58 q Power On .........................p. 58 Sound Settings .......................p. 58 File Name ...............................p. 59 Menus for Other Camera Settings Slideshow ...............................p. 52 Edit ...................................p. 52, 54 Print Order..............................p. 55 Erase ......................................p. 55 ? (Protect)..............................p. 56 Rotate.....................................p. 56 Pixel Mapping.........................p. 59 s (Monitor) ..........................p. 59 TV Out ....................................p. 60 Sleep ......................................p. 62 W (Language)......................p. 62 X (Date/time).........................p. 62 World Time .............................p. 63 Slideshow Edit Print Order Erase ? Playback Menu 1/1 Exit Set Rotate Playback menu Custom Mode Setup Format Backup USB Connection q Power On Sound Settings File Name Pixel Mapping Storage Yes Reset Setup Menu 1/2 Exit Set Setup menu
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9 EN Names of Parts Names of Parts Camera unit 1 Strap eyelet...................................................p. 13 2 Connector cover ...................p. 15, 17, 60, 61, 64 3 Multi-connector ...........................p. 15, 17, 60, 64 4 HDMI micro connector..................................p. 61 5 Self-timer lamp..............................................p. 38 AF illuminator................................................p. 50 6 Lens........................................................p. 76, 91 7 Control ring .......................................p. 27, 29, 30 8 Tripod socket 9 Speaker 10 Battery/card compartment lock.....................p. 13 11 Battery/card compartment cover...................p. 13 The Control Ring The Control Ring Rotate the control ring to adjust settings during shooting. Shooting mode Affected setting P / h ISO sensitivity A / M Aperture S Shutter speed SCN Scene mode ART Art filter mode C Same as original shooting mode 1 5 1 6 8 7 9 2 10 11 3 4
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10 EN 1 Flash.................................................p. 37, 43, 48 2 Hot shoe .......................................................p. 80 3 Hot shoe cover 4 Flash switch..................................................p. 37 5 Accessory port........................................p. 80, 81 6 Monitor..............................................p. 20, 59, 71 7 n button ........................................p. 18, 20 Indicator lamp ...................................p. 14, 15, 17 8 Zoom lever..............................................p. 22, 26 9 Mode dial ........................................................p. 3 10 Shutter button ...............................................p. 21 11 Microphone.............................................p. 51, 54 12 R button (record movies).............................p. 21 13 q button (switch between shooting and playback) ................................................p. 21, 23 14 Wheel controller..............................................p. 4 F (exposure compensation) button..........p. 38 jY (sequential shooting/Self-timer) button ........................................................p. 38 D button (erase) .......................................p. 25 & (macro) button......................................p. 36 P (AF target) button...............................p. 37 # (flash) button.........................................p. 37 15 A button (OK)............................................p. 4, 5 16 INFO button (change information display) ......................................p. 23, 26, 36, 38, 40, 44 17 m button...................................................p. 6 1 3 4 6 5 2 7 8 9 12 13 16 14 15 17 10 11
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11 EN Monitor Shooting mode display Shooting mode display 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 OFF OFF ON ON RC RC 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 18 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 9 10 11 12 13 15 14 16 1 Battery check................................................p. 18 2 Writing data to card.......................................p. 78 3 Image stabilization........................................p. 49 4 Flash (RC) ....................................................p. 80 5 Conversion lens......................................p. 49, 81 6 World time.....................................................p. 63 7 AF target mark........................................p. 21, 37 8 Histogram .....................................................p. 23 9 ISO................................................................p. 39 10 Picture mode ................................................p. 39 11 White balance...............................................p. 40 12 Sequential shooting/Self-timer......................p. 38 BKT...............................................................p. 48 13 Aspect ratio...................................................p. 41 14 Image size (still images) ...............................p. 41 15 Frame size (movies) .....................................p. 42 16 Continuous recording length (movies)..........p. 79 17 Number of storable pictures (still images) ..............................................................p. 20, 79 18 Current memory............................................p. 78 19 Top: Flash compensation indicator ...............p. 43 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator ...p. 38 20 Exposure compensation ...............................p. 38 21 Aperture value ..................................p. 21, 29, 30 22 Shutter speed ...................................p. 21, 29, 30 23 Shooting mode..........................................p. 3, 28 24 Face priority..................................................p. 44 25 AF mode .......................................................p. 36 26 ND filter.........................................................p. 44 27 Metering........................................................p. 43 28 Flash compensation......................................p. 43 29 Flash.............................................................p. 37 Flash standby/flash charge...........................p. 71
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12 EN Playback mode display Playback mode display Normal display Detailed display P R R G G B B ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 1/100 1/100 F1.8 F1.8 +2.0 +2.0 ISO400 ISO400 A±0 A±0 G±0 G±0 12:30 12:30 4/30 10 10 L N 4:3 -2.0 -2.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB NATURAL 100-0004 1 2 345 6 11 10 9 8 7 12 13 17 18 19 20 16 15 14 ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 10 10 1 2 345 6 11 1 Battery check................................................p. 18 2 Print reservation/number of prints........p. 68/p. 66 3 Adding sound..........................................p. 51, 54 4 Protect ..........................................................p. 56 5 Current memory............................................p. 78 6 Frame number/total number of images (still images).........................................................p. 23 Elapsed time/total recording time (movies)...p. 24 7 Histogram .....................................................p. 23 8 ISO................................................................p. 39 9 White balance...............................................p. 40 White balance compensation........................p. 47 10 File number 11 Date and time ...............................................p. 18 12 Flash compensation......................................p. 43 13 Metering........................................................p. 43 14 Aspect ratio...................................................p. 41 15 Picture mode.................................................p. 39 16 Image size (still images) ...............................p. 41 Frame size (movies) .....................................p. 42 17 Shooting mode................................................p. 3 18 Shutter speed ...................................p. 21, 29, 30 19 Aperture value ..................................p. 21, 29, 30 20 Exposure compensation ...............................p. 38
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13 EN Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera Attaching the camera strap and lens cap 1 2 3 4 5 Repeat for the second eyelet. ● Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. Inserting the battery and the SD/SDHC/ SDXC memory card (sold separately) Use only SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards with this camera. Do not insert any other types of memory card. 2 1 1 1 Battery/card compartment cover Battery/card compartment lock 2 Write-protect switch Battery lock knob
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14 EN Insert the battery as shown, with the B terminal toward the battery lock knob. Damage to the battery exterior (scratches, etc.) may produce heat or an explosion. Insert the battery while sliding the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow. Slide the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow to unlock, and then remove the battery. Turn off the camera before opening the battery/card compartment cover. When using the camera, be sure to close the battery/ card compartment cover. Insert the card straight until it clicks into place. Do not touch the card contact area directly. 3 This camera allows the user to take pictures using the internal memory even when no SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (sold separately) is inserted. “Using an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card” (p. 77) “Number of storable pictures (still images)/Continuous recording length (movies) in the internal memory and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards” (p. 79) To remove the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory To remove the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card card 1 2 Press the card in until it clicks and comes out slightly, then grab the card and pull it out. Charging the battery and setting up using the supplied CD Connect the camera to the computer to charge the battery and use the supplied CD for setup. User registration using the supplied CD and installation of [ib] computer software is available on Windows computers only. The camera battery can be charged while the camera is connected to a computer. The indicator lamp lights during charging and turns off when charging is complete. Charging takes up to 3 hours. If the indicator lamp does not light, the camera is not correctly connected or the battery, camera, computer, or USB cable may not be functioning as expected. We recommend that you use a computer equipped with Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows Vista, or Windows 7. See “Charging the battery with the supplied USB-AC adapter” (p. 17) if you are using a different computer or wish to charge the battery without using a computer. ●
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15 EN Windows Windows 1 Insert the supplied CD in a CD-ROM drive. Windows XP A “Setup” dialog will be displayed. Windows Vista/Windows 7 An Autorun dialog will be displayed. Click “OLYMPUS Setup” to display the “Setup” dialog. If the “Setup” dialog is not displayed, select “My Computer” (Windows XP) or “Computer” (Windows Vista/Windows 7) from the start menu. Double-click the CD-ROM (OLYMPUS Setup) icon to open the “OLYMPUS Setup” window and then double-click “Launcher.exe”. If a “User Account Control” dialog is displayed, click “Yes” or “Continue”. 2 Follow the on-screen instructions on your computer. If nothing is displayed on the camera screen even after connecting the camera to the computer, the battery may be exhausted. Leave the camera connected to the computer until the battery has charged, then disconnect and reconnect the camera. ● ● Connecting the camera Connecting the camera Multi-connector USB cable (supplied) Computer (on and running) Indicator lamp Connector cover 3 Register your Olympus product. Click the “Registration” button and follow the on- screen instructions. ●
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16 EN 4 Install OLYMPUS Viewer 2 and [ib] computer software. Check the system requirements before beginning installation. Click the “OLYMPUS Viewer 2” or “OLYMPUS ib” button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. OLYMPUS Viewer 2 Operating System Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later)/ Windows Vista/Windows 7 Processor Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or better RAM 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended) Free Hard Drive Space 1 GB or more Monitor Settings 1024 × 768 pixels or more Minimum 65,536 colors (16,770,000 colors recommended) [ib] Operating System Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later)/ Windows Vista/Windows 7 Processor Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or better (Pentium D 3.0 GHz or better required for movies) RAM 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) (1 GB or more required for movies—2 GB or more recommended) Free Hard Drive Space 1 GB or more Monitor Settings 1024 × 768 pixels or more Minimum 65,536 colors (16,770,000 colors recommended) Graphics A minimum of 64 MB video RAM with DirectX 9 or later. * See online help for information on using the software. ● ● 5 Install the camera manual. Click the “Camera Instruction Manual” button and follow the on-screen instructions. Macintosh Macintosh 1 Insert the supplied CD in a CD-ROM drive. Double-click the CD (OLYMPUS Setup) icon on the desktop. Double-click the “Setup” icon to display the “Setup” dialog. ● ● ●
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17 EN 2 Install OLYMPUS Viewer 2. Check the system requirements before beginning installation. Click the “OLYMPUS Viewer 2” button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. OLYMPUS Viewer 2 Operating System Mac OS X v10.4.11–v10.6 Processor Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or better RAM 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended) Free Hard Drive Space 1 GB or more Monitor Settings 1024 × 768 pixels or more Minimum 32,000 colors (16,770,000 colors recommended) * Other languages can be selected from the language combo box. For information on using the software, see online help. 3 Copy the camera manual. Click the “Camera Instruction Manual” button to open the folder containing the camera manuals. Copy the manual for your language to the computer. Charging the battery with the supplied USB-AC adapter The included F-2AC USB-AC adapter (with an AC cable or plug-in type; 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 an AC outlet. The supplied USB-AC adapter is for charging and playback only. Do not take pictures while the USB-AC adapter is connected. ● ● ● Example: USB-AC adapter with an AC Example: USB-AC adapter with an AC cable cable 1 2 3 1 AC outlet USB cable (supplied) Connector cover Multi-connector 2 Indicator lamp On: Charging Off: Charged
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18 EN The battery is not fully charged at the time of purchase. Before use, be sure to charge the battery until the indicator lamp turns off (up to 3 hours). If the indicator lamp does not light, the camera is not correctly connected or the battery, camera, or USB- AC adapter may not be functioning as expected. For details on the battery and the USB-AC adapter, see “The battery and USB-AC adapter” (p. 76). The battery can be charged while the camera is connected to the computer. Charging time varies depending on the performance of a computer. (There may be cases in which it takes approx. 10 hours.) When to charge the batteries When to charge the batteries Charge the battery when the error message shown below appears. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 OFF OFF 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 1023 1023 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO Battery Empty Monitor top left Error message Flashes in red Date, time, time zone, and language The date and time set here are saved to image file names, date prints, and other data. You can also choose the language for the menus and messages displayed in the monitor. 1 Press the n button to turn on the camera. The date and time setting screen is displayed when the date and time are not set. Date and time setting screen Cancel Y M D Time ---- Y/M/D . . -- -- 㧦 -- -- X 2 Use FG to select the year for [Y]. Y M D Time 2011 Y/M/D . . -- -- 㧦 -- -- X Cancel ●
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19 EN 3 Press I to save the setting for [Y]. Y M D Time 2011 Y/M/D . . -- -- 㧦 -- -- X Cancel 4 As in Steps 2 and 3, use FGHI to set [M] (month), [D] (day), [Time] (hours and minutes), and [Y/M/D] (date order). For a more accurate setting, press A when the time signal hits 00 seconds while setting the minutes. The menus can be used to change the selected date and time. [X] (Date/time) (p. 62) 5 Use HI to select your home time zone and press A. Use FG to turn daylight saving time ([Summer]) on or off. Summer ’11.02.26 12:30 Seoul Tokyo Set The menus can be used to change the selected time zone. [World Time] (p. 63) 6 Use FGHI to select your language and press A. The language can be changed from the menus. [W] (Language) (p. 62) ●
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20 EN Shooting, Viewing, and Erasing Shooting, Viewing, and Erasing Shooting with the optimum aperture value and shutter speed [Program Auto] In this mode, automatic shooting settings are activated while also allowing changes to a wide range of other shooting menu functions, such as exposure compensation, white balance, etc. as needed. 1 Remove the lens cap. 2 Rotate the mode dial to P and press the n button to turn on the camera. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO Monitor (standby mode screen) Number of storable still pictures (p. 79) [Program Auto] indicator Press the n button again to turn off the camera. 3 Hold the camera and compose the shot. Horizontal grip Vertical grip Monitor When holding the camera, take care not to cover the flash with your fingers, etc.
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21 EN 4 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject. When the camera focuses on the subject, the exposure is locked (shutter speed and aperture value are displayed), and the AF target mark changes to green. The camera was unable to focus if the AF target mark flashes red. Try focusing again. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 P AF target mark Press halfway Shutter speed Aperture value “Focusing” (p. 73) 5 To take the picture, gently press the shutter button all the way down while being careful not to shake the camera. Press fully 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 P Image review screen To view images during shooting To view images during shooting Pressing the q button enables playback of images. To return to shooting, either press the q button or press the shutter button halfway down. ● ● Shooting movies 1 Press the R button to start recording. Lights red during recording Recording time 2:18 2:18 REC P The shooting mode selected for still photography applies to movies (some shooting modes have no effect). The camera may not correctly display the recording time in [Art Filter] mode (p. 34). Movies recorded in [n] (Diorama) mode play back at high speed; during recording, the recording time is adjusted to reflect the playback time and advances more slowly than usual. 2 Press the R button again to end recording. Sound will also be recorded.
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22 EN Using zoom Use the zoom lever to frame the subject. Zoom out (W) Zoom in (T) 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO Zoom bar Optical zoom: 4× Digital zoom: 4× To take larger images [Digital Zoom] To take larger images [Digital Zoom] The type and amount of zoom can be identified from the appearance of the zoom bar. The display differs depending on the options selected for [Digital Zoom] (p. 49) and image size (p. 41). [Off] selected for [Digital Zoom]: Image size Zoom bar 3648×2736 Optical zoom range Other Image zoomed and cropped.*1 [On] selected for [Digital Zoom]: Image size Zoom bar 3648×2736 Digital zoom range Other Image zoomed and cropped.*1 Digital zoom range *1 If an image size is less than the full resolution after reaching the maximum optical zoom, the camera will automatically resize and crop the image to the selected image size and enter the digital zoom range if [Digital Zoom] is [On]. Photographs taken with the zoom bar displayed in red may appear “grainy.”
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23 EN Changing the shooting information display The display of the screen information can be changed to best match the situation, for example, the need for a clear view of the screen or for making a precise composition by using the grid display. 1 Press the INFO button. The displayed shooting information changes in the order shown below each time the button is pressed. “Shooting mode display” (p. 11) No information Detailed 1/1000 1/1000 F5.0 F5.0 ±0.0 ±0.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 i -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO Normal 1/1000 1/1000 F5.0 F5.0 ±0.0 ±0.0 L N AF AF P 01:02:03 01:02:03 i -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO Reading a histogram Reading a histogram If the peak is too far toward this part of the frame, photos will be mostly too bright. If the peak is too far toward this part of the frame, photos will be mostly too dark. The green area shows the distribution of brightness at the center of the frame. ● Viewing images 1 Press the q button. ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 Playback image Number of frames/Total number of images 2 Use the wheel controller to select an image. You can also use HI. View previous image View next image Keep rotating the wheel controller to scroll rapidly forward or backward through images. You can also keep HI pressed. The display size of the images can be changed. “Index view and close-up view” (p. 26) ●
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24 EN To play sound recordings To play sound recordings To play sound recorded with an image, select the image and press A. A H icon appears on images with which sound has been recorded. [R] (still images) (p. 54) During audio playback 00:12/00:34 00:12/00:34 To play back movies To play back movies Select a movie and press A. Movie ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 Movie Play 12:30 12:30 4/30 Operations during movie playback Operations during movie playback 00:12/00:34 00:12/00:34 Elapsed time/ Total recording time During playback Pausing and resuming playback Press A to pause playback. To resume playback during pause, fast forward, or rewind, press A. Fast forward Press I to fast forward. Press I again to increase the fast forward speed. Rewind Press H to rewind. The rewinding speed increases each time H is pressed. Adjusting the volume Use the wheel controller or FG to adjust the volume.
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25 EN Operations during pausing playback Operations during pausing playback During pause 00:14/00:34 00:14/00:34 Cueing Press F to display the first frame and press G to display the last frame. Advancing and rewinding one frame at a time Using the wheel controller Rotate the wheel controller to advance or rewind a frame at a time. Keep turning the wheel controller for continuous advance or rewind. Using HI Press I or H to advance or rewind one frame at a time. Keep I or H pressed for continuous advance or rewind. • • Resuming playback Press A to resume playback. To stop movie playback To stop movie playback Press the m button. Erasing images during playback (Single image erase) 1 Display the image you want to erase and press G (D). Erase Yes No Cancel Set 2 Use FG to highlight [Yes] and press A. [All Erase] (p. 55) and [Sel. Image] (p. 55) can be used to erase multiple images at the same time.
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26 EN 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 Rotate the zoom lever. Zoom out (W) Zoom in (T) Single-image view Close-up view ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 W T W T Index view ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4 4 2 2 2 2 To select an image in index view To select an image in index view Use FGHI to select an image, and press A 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. Changing the image information display Shooting information settings displayed on the screen can be changed. 1 Press the INFO button. The displayed image information changes in the order shown below each time the button is pressed. No information Detailed Normal ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 10 10 P R R G G B B ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 1/1000 1/1000 F5.0 F5.0 ±0.0 ±0.0 ISO200 ISO200 A±0 A±0 G±0 G±0 12:30 12:30 L N 4:3 -2.0 -2.0 AUTO WB AUTO WB NATURAL 100-0004 4/30 10 10 “Reading a histogram” (p. 23) ●
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27 EN Viewing a series of images Only the first image in each series shot with the following functions is displayed. [Sequential], [High-Speed1], [High-Speed2] 1 Display the first image in the series. “Viewing images” (p. 23) First image in series ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 1/10 Automatic playback Automatic playback Press A to start automatic playback of all the images in the current series. Index view Index view Use the control ring to switch between index and normal views. ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 1/10 ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 Changes to [? (Protect)] (p. 56), [Rotate] (p. 56), [Print Order] (p. 55) and [Erase] (p. 55) made when the first frame is displayed apply to all images in the series. Select index view to apply changes to individual frames. Viewing panoramas You can pan across panoramas created using [Auto] or [Manual]. “Creating panoramic images ([~ Panorama])” (p. 32) 1 Display a panorama image during playback. “Viewing images” (p. 23) ’11/02/26 ’11/02/26 12:30 12:30 4/30 Replay 2 Press A. Current viewing area Controls for panorama playback Controls for panorama playback Zoom in/zoom out: Press A to pause playback, then use the zoom lever to zoom in and out. Pan direction: Press FGHI to pause playback and pan the image in the selected direction. Pause: Press A. Resume: Press A. End playback: Press the m button.
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28 EN Using Shooting Modes Using Shooting Modes To change the shooting mode To change the shooting mode The shooting mode (A, P, A, S, M, C, h, SCN, ART) can be selected using the mode dial. “Mode dial” (p. 3) The default settings of the function are highlighted in . Shooting with automatic settings (A iAUTO) According to the scene, the camera automatically selects the optimal shooting mode from [Portrait]/[Landscape]/ [Night+Portrait]/[Sport]/[Macro]/[Low Light]. This is a fully automatic mode that allows the user to take pictures using the best mode for the shooting scene simply by pressing the shutter button. 1 Rotate the mode dial to A. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 ON ON L N h 4:3 HD 1 1 The icon changes depending on the scene that the camera automatically selects. In some cases, the camera may not select the desired shooting mode. When the camera cannot identify which is the optimal mode, [Program Auto] will be selected. There are some limitations on settings in A mode. Using the live guide Using the live guide The live guide can be used to change settings in A mode. Guide items Change Color Saturation Change Color Image Change Brightness Blur Background Shooting Tips • • • • • 1 Press A to display the live guide. 2 Use FG to highlight an item and press A. Change Color Saturation Change Color Saturation Guide item 3 Use FG to choose a level and check the effect or description. Press the shutter button halfway to select. Clear & Vivid Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Flat & Muted Cancel Level bar ●
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29 EN 4 Press the shutter button to take a picture. To clear the live guide from the display, press the m button. YN+RAW is automatically selected when a RAW option is chosen using the live guide. Live guide settings are not applied to RAW images. Pictures may appear grainy at some live guide setting levels. Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. The flash can not be used with the live guide. Changes to live guide options cancel previous changes. Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are over- or under-exposed. Choosing aperture (A Aperture Priority) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to A. 2 Use the control ring to choose the aperture. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF A 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF F5.0 F5.0 4.5 4.5 5.6 5.6 1 1 Aperture value If the picture is over- or under-exposed, the aperture is displayed in red. ● Choosing shutter speed (S Shutter Priority) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to S. 2 Use the control ring to choose the shutter speed. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF S 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1/100 1/100 1/80 1/80 1/125 1/125 1 1 Shutter speed If the picture is over- or under-exposed, the shutter speed is displayed in red.
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30 EN Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M Manual Shooting) In mode M, you choose both the aperture and the shutter speed. At a speed of BULB, the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. 1 Rotate the mode dial to M. 2 Use the control ring to choose the aperture. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 AF AF M 01:02:03 01:02:03 -2.0 -2.0 ON ON L N h 4:3 AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF F5.0 F5.0 4.5 4.5 5.6 5.6 1 1 Aperture value 3 Press F and use the wheel controller to choose the shutter speed, and then press A. The shutter speed can be set to 1/2000–60 sec. or [BULB]. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 -2.0 -2.0 ON ON OFF OFF M L N h 4:3 AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 1 1 Shutter speed Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. If the picture is over- or under-exposed, the aperture or shutter speed is displayed in red. ● Recalling saved settings (C Custom Mode Setup) Mode C is used to take pictures using custom settings saved using the [Custom Mode Setup] (p. 57) option in the setup menu. 1 Rotate the mode dial to C. Exposure compensation is not available in C mode. Taking pictures under low light (h Low Light) Use h (low light) mode to take pictures under low light without a tripod. 1 Rotate the mode dial to h.
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31 EN Option Application ae-Portrait/BPortrait/ FLandscape/GNight Scene*1 / MNight+Portrait/CSport/ NIndoor/RSelf Portrait/ SSunset*1 /XFireworks*1 / 0Multi. Exposure/VCuisine/ dDocuments/KBeach & Snow/ bUnderwater Wide/ cUnderwater Macro/Pet/ ~Panorama The camera takes a picture using the optimum settings for the scene conditions. *1 When the subject is dark, noise reduction is automatically activated. This approximately doubles the shooting time during which no other pictures can be taken. [e-Portrait] can not be applied to RAW images. When RAW or RAW+JPEG photos are taken using [e-Portrait], two images will be recorded: a RAW image and an X-quality (2560×1920) JPEG to which effects have been applied. When JPEG is set in [e-Portrait], two images are saved, one from before application of the effect (with set picture quality) and the other from after application of the effect (X (2560×1920)). Taking a multiple exposure Taking a multiple exposure ([ ([0 0 Multi. Exposure] mode) Multi. Exposure] mode) 1 Use FG to highlight [0 Multi. Exposure] and press A. 2 Press the shutter button to take the first exposure. The first exposure is displayed in the background. To retake the first exposure, press the m button and then press the shutter button again. 3 Frame the next exposure against the background of the first and press the shutter button. This creates the multiple exposure. ● ● Using the best mode for the shooting scene (SCN Scene Mode) 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. Smooth skin tone to view on HDTV. e-Portrait SCN Back Set 2 Use FG to select the best shooting mode for the scene, and press A. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 Icon indicating [Scene Mode] that is set In [Scene Mode], the optimum shooting settings are pre-programmed for specific shooting scenes. For this reason, some settings cannot be changed in some modes.
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32 EN To take underwater photos To take underwater photos Select [b Underwater Wide] or [c Underwater Macro]. Use a waterproof case when shooting underwater. To lock the focus distance for underwater To lock the focus distance for underwater shoots (AF lock) shoots (AF lock) When [b Underwater Wide] or [c Underwater Macro] is selected, press G. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 AFLOCK AFLOCK AF lock mark To cancel, press G again to clear the AF lock mark. To take pictures of a moving subject like a To take pictures of a moving subject like a pet ([ pet ([  Pet]) Pet]) 1 Use FG to select [ Pet], and press A to set. 2 Frame a picture with the subject positioned in the AF target mark and press the shutter button halfway. When the camera recognizes the subject, the AF target mark automatically tracks the subject movement to focus on it continuously. “Continuous focus on moving subjects [AF Tracking]” (p. 36) ● Creating panoramic images Creating panoramic images ([ ([~ ~ Panorama]) Panorama]) See “Panorama options” (p. 51) for information on adjusting settings for panoramas. 1 Use FG to highlight [~ Panorama] and press A. Taking pictures using [Auto] Taking pictures using [Auto] 1 Press the shutter button to take the first shot. 2 Move the camera slightly in the direction of the second shot. Cancel Save Target mark Pointer Screen when combining images from left to right 3 Move the camera slowly while keeping it straight, and stop the camera where the pointer and target mark overlap. The camera releases the shutter automatically. Cancel Save To combine only two shots, press A before taking a third shot. ●
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33 EN 4 Repeat Step 3 to take a third shot. After the third shot is taken, the camera automatically processes the shots and the combined panorama image is displayed. To exit without creating a panorama, press the m button. If the shutter does not automatically release, try [Manual] or [PC]. Taking pictures with [Manual] Taking pictures with [Manual] 1 Use HI to specify at which edge the next picture is to be connected. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 Pan direction 2 Press the shutter button to take the first shot. 1st frame Cancel Save 1 1 2 2 Joins ● 3 Compose the next shot so that join 1 overlaps join 2. Framing the second shot Cancel Save 1 1 2 2 4 Press the shutter button to take the next shot. To combine only two shots, press A before taking the third shot. 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to take a third shot. After the third shot is taken, the camera automatically processes the shots and the combined panorama image is displayed. To exit without creating a panorama, press the m button. ●
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34 EN Taking pictures using [PC] Taking pictures using [PC] 1 Use FGHI to select a pan direction. 2 Press the shutter button to take the first shot, and then compose the second shot. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 Exit 1 1 2 2 Before first shot After first shot After the first shot, the area shown in white reappears on the side of the display opposite the pan direction. Frame subsequent photographs so that they overlap with the image in the monitor. 3 Repeat Step 2 until the desired number of shots is taken, and then press the A or m button. Panoramas can include up to 10 shots. See the on-line help for the computer application for information on creating panoramas. ● Shooting with special effects (ART Art Filter) Add an artistic effect to your photo by selecting the desired art filter. 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. Pop Art ART Back Set 2 Use FG to highlight the desired effect and press A. 1/100 1/100 F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 L N AF AF 01:02:03 01:02:03 h -2.0 -2.0 ON ON 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD OFF OFF 1 1 Icon indicating [Art Filter] that is set
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35 EN Shooting mode Option Art Filter [Pop Art \Soft Focus ]Grainy Film @Pin Hole ;Diorama :Dramatic Tone In [Art Filter], the optimum shooting settings are pre- programmed for each scene effect. For this reason, some settings cannot be changed in some modes. If RAW is selected for the record mode when the camera enters art filter mode, the record mode will automatically be set to YN+RAW. Art filter effects are not applied to RAW images. Some art filters may produce “grainy” images.
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36 EN The default settings of the function are highlighted in . Choosing a focus mode/ shooting close-ups Choose how the camera focuses. Choose a macro mode to focus at short ranges when shooting close-ups. 1 Press H (&) and then press the INFO button. 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. To view the AF target display, press the INFO button. Option Description AF When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the camera focuses once and then locks focus. Once the camera has focused, a beep sounds and the AF confirmation mark and the AF target mark light. Macro This enables shooting as close as 10 cm/3.9 in.*1 (30 cm/11.8 in.*2 ) to the subject. Super Macro*3 This enables shooting as close as 1 cm/2.5 in. to the subject. AF Tracking The camera focuses continuously to track moving objects. MF Focus manually at the desired distance. *1 When the zoom is at the widest (W) position. *2 When the zoom is at the most telephoto (T) position. *3 The zoom is automatically fixed. The flash (p. 37) and zoom (p. 22) cannot be set during super macro shooting. ● Continuous focus on moving subjects Continuous focus on moving subjects [AF Tracking] [AF Tracking] 1 Frame a picture with the subject positioned in the AF target mark and press the shutter button halfway. 2 Once the camera has detected the subject, the AF target mark automatically tracks the subject and the camera continuously adjusts focus while the shutter button is pressed halfway. 3 To cancel AF tracking, release the shutter button. Depending on the subject or shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to lock focus or track subject movement. Zooming in on the focus point [MF] Zooming in on the focus point [MF] 1 Press the INFO button to zoom in on the center of the display. 2 Use the wheel controller to focus manually. FG can be used in place of the wheel controller. 3 To cancel manual focus, press the INFO button. ● Using Shooting Functions Using Shooting Functions
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37 EN Choosing a focus target Position the AF target mark to focus on subjects that are not at the center of the frame. 1 Press H (P) to view the AF target display. 2 Use FGHI to highlight an AF target and press A to select. Moving the cursor outside the AF targets selects all targets. If all targets are surrounded by a green frame The camera automatically selects from the 11 focus targets. If one target is surrounded by a green frame The camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus target. ● Using the flash The flash functions can be selected to best match the shooting conditions. 1 Slide the flash switch to raise the flash. 2 Press I (#) to display flash options. 3 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. 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. Red-Eye + Fill-In The flash emits pre-flashes to reduce red-eye before firing. The flash fires with every shot. Flash Off The flash does not fire. Full For users who prefer manual operation. Flash output is expressed as a fraction of full power: full, 1/4, 1/16, or 1/64. 1/4 1/16 1/64 The flash may not be available at certain camera settings.
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38 EN Sequential shooting/using the self timer The camera takes photos while the shutter button is pressed all the way down. Alternatively, the self-timer can be used for self- or group-portraits or to reduce camera shake when the camera is mounted on a tripod or otherwise fixed in place. 1 Press G (jY) to display drive options. 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description Single One frame is shot each time the shutter button is pressed. Sequential*1 Take sequential shots using the focus, brightness (exposure) and white balance for the first frame. High-Speed1 The camera takes sequential shots at a faster speed than in [Sequential]. High-Speed2 The camera takes sequential shots at a faster speed than in [High-Speed1]. BKT*2 Sequential shooting that automatically varies settings for each frame (bracketing). 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. *1 Frame rate varies with image size (p. 41). *2 Bracketing is available when [AE-BKT] or [WB-BKT] is selected for [Bracket Settings] (p. 48). Red-eye reduction (p. 37) is not available at a setting of [Sequential]. The flash turns off automatically when [High-Speed1] or [High-Speed2] is selected. Image size is fixed at 2560×1920 and ISO sensitivity is fixed at [ISO Auto] when [High-Speed1] or [High- Speed2] is selected. Self-timer shooting is automatically canceled after one shot. To cancel the self-timer after it starts To cancel the self-timer after it starts Press the m button. Adjusting the brightness (exposure compensation) The standard brightness (appropriate exposure) set by the camera based on the shooting mode (except for A, M, SCN) can be adjusted brighter or darker to obtain a desired shot. 1 Press F (F) to display exposure compensation options. 2 Use HI to choose the value and press A to select. Brightening the monitor To temporarily boost to monitor brightness, press and hold the INFO button. Brightness returns to normal if no operations are performed for 10 seconds.
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39 EN Selecting the ISO sensitivity 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight ISO sensitivity. P AUTO ISO AUTO ISO F5.0 F5.0 +2.0 +2.0 1/100 1/100 ISO Auto ISO Auto L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 100 125 160 200 250 320 ISO sensitivity 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description ISO Auto The camera automatically adjusts the sensitivity according to the shooting scene. Value The ISO sensitivity is fixed to the selected value. In the ISO setting, although smaller values result in less sensitivity, sharp images can be taken under fully lit conditions. Larger values result in higher sensitivity, and images can be taken at fast shutter speeds even under low light conditions. However, high sensitivity introduces noise into the resulting picture, which may give it a grainy appearance. Processing options Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters. Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight picture mode. P Vivid Vivid L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD Picture mode 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description Vivid Produces vivid colors. Natural Produces natural colors. Muted Produces flat tones. Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. Monotone Produces black and white tone. Making separate adjustments to settings Making separate adjustments to settings Highlight an option in the shooting menu and press I to display additional parameters. [Picture Mode] (p. 45).
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40 EN Adjusting to a natural color scheme (white balance) For more natural coloring, choose a white balance option suited to the scene. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight white balance. P AUTO WB AUTO WB WB Auto WB Auto L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD White balance 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description WB Auto The camera automatically adjusts the white balance according to the shooting scene. Sunny For shooting outdoors under a clear sky. Shadow For photographing outdoor subjects in the shade on sunny days. Cloudy For shooting outdoors under a cloudy sky. Incandescent For shooting under tungsten lighting. Fluorescent For shooting under white fluorescent lighting (offices, etc.). Underwater For underwater photography. Option Description One Touch Choose when a white or gray subject can be used to measure white balance and the subject is under mixed lighting or lit by an unknown type of flash or other light source. One-touch white balance One-touch white balance Measure white balance by framing a piece of paper or other white object under the lighting that will be used in the final photograph. 1 After selecting [One Touch], press the INFO button. 2 Frame a white object in the display. Frame the object so that it fills the display and no shadows fall on it. 3 Press the shutter button all the way down. One-touch white balance options are displayed. 4 Highlight [Yes] and press A. The value is saved as a preset white balance option. The value is stored until a new value is measured and is not lost when the camera is turned off. Making separate adjustments to settings Making separate adjustments to settings Highlight an option in the shooting menu and press I to display additional parameters. [WB] (p. 46) ● ● ● ●
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41 EN Choosing the aspect ratio Choose the aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) for new photographs. Choose from [4:3] (standard), [16:9], [3:2], or [6:6] according to your creative intent. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight the aspect ratio. L N P h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 4:3 16:9 3:2 6:6 3648×2736 3648×2736 Aspect ratio 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. JPEG images are cropped to the selected aspect ratio; RAW images, however, are not cropped but are instead saved with information on the selected aspect ratio. When RAW images are played back, the selected aspect ratio is shown by a frame. Selecting the size of still images 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight the image size. L N P h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 3648×2736 3648×2736 L N L F RAW M F 1 1 S F RAW + L F Image size 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Supported record modes Supported record modes Choose from RAW and four JPEG modes. Choose a RAW+JPEG option to record both a RAW and a JPEG image with each shot.
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42 EN Image size and recording options Image size and recording options JPEG modes combine image size (Y, X, and W) and compression ratio (F and N). Image size Compression rate Pixel count Application F (Fine) N (Normal) Y (Large) YF*1 YN*1 3648×2736 Choose according to the size at which the image will be printed. X (Medium) XF XN*1 3200×2400 2560×1920 1600×1200 W (Small) WF WN*1 1280×960 1024×768 640×480 Choose for websites or images that will be printed at a small size. *1 Default. You can choose the dimensions and compression of X and W images. [X W Settings] (p. 47) “Number of storable pictures (still images)/Continuous recording length (movies) in the internal memory and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards” (p. 79) ● Choosing a frame size for movies 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight the frame size. P HD Quality HD Quality HD SD L N h 4:3 AUTO ISO AUTO ISO AUTO WB AUTO WB HD 00:03:21 00:03:21 Frame size 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description HD Quality Record High Definition (HD) movies with a frame size of 1280×720. SD Quality Record standard definition movies with a frame size of 640×480.
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43 EN Adjusting flash output Flash output can be adjusted if you find that your subject to appears overexposed, or is underexposed even though the exposure in the rest of the frame is just right. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight flash compensation. P ±0.0 ±0.0 ±0.0 ±0.0 OFF OFF AF AF ±0.0 ±0.0 Flash compensation 2 Use HI to choose the value and press A to select. Flash compensation is not available with electronic flash units if MANUAL is selected as the flash control mode. The flash compensation value selected with the camera is added to the value currently with the electronic flash. Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight metering. P ESP ESP ±0.0 ±0.0 OFF OFF AF AF Metering 2 Use HI to highlight an option and press A to select. Option Description ESP Choose for balanced exposure over the entire frame. Ctr- Weighted Metering is averaged over the entire frame, with the greatest weight assigned to the area in the center. Spot The camera meters the center of the frame. If [ESP] is selected when shooting against bright back lighting, the center of the frame may appear dark.
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44 EN Using the neutral density (ND) filter Use the camera’s built-in neutral density filter to reduce the amount of light entering the camera for slower shutter speeds and wider apertures. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight the ND filter. P ND Filter Off ND Filter Off OFF OFF ±0.0 ±0.0 OFF OFF AF AF OFF OFF ND filter 2 Use HI to highlight [ND Filter On] and press A to select. Using face priority When face priority is on, the camera sets focus and exposure for the face shown by a frame. 1 Press A to display the live control and use FG to highlight face priority. P Face Priority On AF Area Face Priority On AF Area OFF OFF ±0.0 ±0.0 OFF OFF AF AF Face priority 2 Use HI to highlight [Face Priority On] and press A to select. To view the AF target display, press the INFO button. 3 Point the camera at your subject. If a face is detected, it will be indicated by a white border. 4 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. When the camera focuses on the face in the white border, the border will turn green. 5 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. Face priority applies only to the first shot in each sequence taken during sequential shooting. Depending on the subject, the camera may not be able to correctly detect the face. ● ● ●
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45 EN For information on using the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p. 6). Menus for Shooting Functions Menus for Shooting Functions The default settings of the function are highlighted in . Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings [Reset Photo Mode] Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings [Reset Photo Mode] z (Camera menu) X Reset Photo Mode Submenu 2 Application Yes Restores the following menu functions to the default settings. AF mode (p. 36) Sequential shooting/Self-timer (p. 38) Live control items (p. 39 to 44) • • • Flash (p. 37) Exposure compensation (p. 38) • • Menu functions in z (Camera menu)/A (Movie menu) (p. 45 to 51) • No The current settings will not be changed. Selecting the color tone of the image [Picture Mode] Selecting the color tone of the image [Picture Mode] z (Camera menu) X Picture Mode Submenu 2 Application Vivid Produces vivid colors. Natural Produces natural colors. Muted Produces flat tones. Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. Monotone Produces black and white tones. This item can also be accessed from the live control. “Processing options” (p. 39)
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46 EN Image processing options Image processing options Highlight an option in the shooting menu and press I to make adjustments to individual settings. Submenu 3 Submenu 4 Application Contrast — Adjust contrast. Sharpness — Adjust sharpness. Gradation Auto/Normal/High Key/Low Key Choose a tone range. Saturation*1 — Adjust the vividness of colors. B&W Filter*2 N:Neutral/Ye:Yellow/Or:Orange/ R:Red/G:Green Take pictures in black and white. Colors in the original subject corresponding to the selected filter appear brighter in the black- and-white image, while complementary colors appear darker. Pict. Tone*2 N:Neutral/S:Sepia/B:Blue/ P:Purple/G:Green Choose a tint for monochrome images. *1 [Monotone] not included. *2 [Monotone] only. Changes to contrast have no effect at settings other than [Normal]. These settings can not be adjusted using the live control. Adjusting to a natural color scheme [WB] Adjusting to a natural color scheme [WB] z (Camera menu) X WB Submenu 2 Application WB Auto The camera automatically adjusts the white balance according to the shooting scene. Sunny For shooting outdoors under a clear sky. Shadow For photographing outdoor subjects in the shade on sunny days. Cloudy For shooting outdoors under a cloudy sky. Incandescent For shooting under tungsten lighting. Fluorescent For shooting under white fluorescent lighting (offices, etc.). Underwater For underwater photography. One Touch Choose when a white or gray subject can be used to measure white balance and the subject is under mixed lighting or lit by an unknown type of flash or other light source. This item can also be accessed from the live control. “Adjusting to a natural color scheme (white balance)” (p. 40)
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47 EN For information on using the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p. 6). White balance compensation White balance compensation White balance compensation can be used to fine-tune each of the preset white balance options. 1 Highlight a white balance option and press I. 2 Use HI to highlight an axis and use FG to choose a value. A (amber–blue): Choose positive values for warmer colors, negative values for colder colors. G (green–magenta): Choose positive values for greener hues, negative values for a magenta cast. 3 Press A when settings are complete. White balance compensation can not be adjusted using the live control. Choosing an image size ( Choosing an image size (X X or or W W) and compression [ ) and compression [X X W W Settings] Settings] z (Camera menu) X X W Settings Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Application Pixel Count X: 3200×2400/2560×1920/1600×1200 W: 1280×960/1024×768/640×480 Choose the size of images in pixels. Compression Fine Choose for fine-quality images. Normal Choose for normal-quality images. “Selecting the size of still images” (p. 41) ● ●
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48 EN Adjusting flash settings [Flash Settings] Adjusting flash settings [Flash Settings] z (Camera menu) X Flash Settings Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Application #Slow Off/On Choose whether to use slow shutter speeds when using the flash. # Sync # Sync 1/# Sync 2 Control flash timing. (If [# Sync 1] is selected, the flash will fire immediately after the shutter opens. If [# Sync 2] is selected, the flash will fire just before the shutter closes so that moving light sources appear to be followed by streams of light.) # RC Mode Off/On Choose whether to use a wireless flash unit. Note that when [On] for [# RC Mode], pictures will only be taken if a wireless flash unit is available. Choosing the bracketing increment and number of shots [Bracket Settings] Choosing the bracketing increment and number of shots [Bracket Settings] z (Camera menu) X Bracket Settings Submenu 2 Application AE BKT*1 Off/3f 0.3EV/3f 0.7EV/ 3f 1.0EV/3f 1.3EV/3f 1.7EV Vary exposure over a sequence of three shots. (The camera takes three shots while the shutter button is pressed all the way down, the first at the metered exposure value, and the second under and the third over the metered value by the selected amount.) WB BKT A-B (Amber–Blue): Off/3f 2Step/3f 4Step/ 3f 6Step G-M (Green–Magenta): Off/3f 2Step/3f 4Step/ 3f 6Step Each time a picture is taken, the camera creates three images, each with a different hue (white balance) to A-B, or G-M direction. *1 Exposure is modified by varying shutter speed and aperture (mode P), shutter speed (mode A), or aperture (mode S). No pictures will be taken if there is insufficient space on the memory card for all the pictures in the bracketing sequence. The bracketing increment is added to the value selected for exposure or white balance compensation.
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49 EN For information on using the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p. 6). Shooting at higher magnifications than Shooting at higher magnifications than optical zoom [Digital Zoom] optical zoom [Digital Zoom] z (Camera menu) X Digital Zoom Submenu 2 Application Off Disable digital zoom. On Enable digital zoom. [Digital Zoom] is not available when [Super Macro] (p. 36) is selected. The option selected for [Digital Zoom] affects the appearance of the zoom bar. “To take larger images” (p. 22) Reducing the blur caused by the Reducing the blur caused by the camera shake when shooting camera shake when shooting [Image Stabilizer] [Image Stabilizer] z (Camera menu) X Image Stabilizer Submenu 2 Application Off The image stabilizer is deactivated. This is recommended when shooting with the camera fixed in place on a tripod or other stable surface. On The image stabilizer is activated. If [On] is selected for [Image Stabilizer], the camera may make noise when the shutter button is pressed. Image stabilization may have no effect if camera shake is too severe. When the shutter speed is extremely slow, such as when pictures are taken at night, [Image Stabilizer] (still images) may not be as effective. Taking pictures with a conversion lens Taking pictures with a conversion lens [ [1 1] ] z (Camera menu) X 1 Submenu 2 Application Off Select when taking pictures without a conversion lens. TCON-17 Select when taking pictures with a designated optional conversion lens. When a conversion lens is attached, light from the built-in flash can cause vignetting where shadows from the conversion lens appear on the images. When a conversion lens is attached, the camera may take extra time to focus. Conversion lens adapter CLA-12 (available separately) is required to attach the conversion lens to the camera.
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50 EN Using the AF illuminator to focus on Using the AF illuminator to focus on poorly-lit subjects [AF Illuminat.] poorly-lit subjects [AF Illuminat.] z (Camera menu) X AF Illuminat. Submenu 2 Application Off The AF illuminator is not used. On When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the AF illuminator turns on to aid focusing. AF illuminator Viewing the image immediately after Viewing the image immediately after shooting [Rec View] shooting [Rec View] z (Camera menu) X Rec View Submenu 2 Application Off The image being recorded is not displayed. This allows the user to prepare for the next shot while following the subject in the monitor after shooting. On The image being recorded is displayed. This allows the user to make a brief check of the image that was just taken. Even when set to [On], you can resume shooting while the image is displayed. Displaying indicators [Info Off] Displaying indicators [Info Off] z (Camera menu) X Info Off Submenu 2 Application 10 sec Indicators automatically clear from the display if no operations are performed for 10 seconds. Hold Indicators are always displayed during shooting. Indicators that are always displayed may “burn in” to the monitor. “Monitor” (p. 84)

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