XZ-2

Olympus XZ-2 manual

XZ-2

User manual for the Olympus XZ-2 in English. This PDF manual has 102 pages.

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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. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The contents in this manual are based on firmware version 1.0 for this camera. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA X Z-2
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2 EN Preparations for shooting 1 1 Preparations for shooting Names of parts Camera 0 a 9 1 2 3 4 6 5 c 4 b 8 7 g d e f h i 1 Shutter button .............................P. 9, 43 2 Mode dial ..........................................P. 8 3 Zoom lever....................P. 10, 11, 29, 89 4 Strap eyelet.......................................P. 4 5 Control ring* (j) ..................P. 29, P. 89 6 Grip attachment screw 7 Fn2 button ......................................P. 65 8 Lever...............................................P. 43 9 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator ...............................................P. 27/P. 59 0 Hot shoe cover a Built-in flash ..............................P. 10, 24 b Stereo microphone c Lens d Tripod socket e Battery/card compartment cover.......P. 5 f Battery/card compartment lock.........P. 5 g Connector cover h Multi-connector ...................P. 66, 71, 74 i HDMI micro connector (Type D) .....P. 66 * In this manual, the j icon represents operations performed using the control ring.
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3 EN Preparations for shooting 1 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 a b F (Up) /F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 23) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 24) G (Down) /jY /  (Sequential shooting/Self-timer/Erase) button (P. 27/P. 12) H (Left) /P (AF target) button (P. 26) Q button (P. 12, 29, 30) Sub dial* (j) (P. 11, 16–18, 29–30) • Rotate to choose an option. 1 Flash switch....................................P. 10 2 Accessory port 3 Monitor (Touch screen) ........................................P. 8, 13, 28, 33 4 q (Playback) button................P. 11, 29 5 Fn1 button ................................P. 29, 65 6 MENU button.................................P. 46 7 INFO (Information display) button .....................................P. 14, 28, 67, 69 8 Hot shoe .........................................P. 86 9 ON/OFF button................................P. 7 0 Indicator lamp ...................................P. 6 a R (Movie) button......................P. 10, 29 b Arrow pad .........................................P. 7 * In this manual, the j icon represents operations performed using the sub dial. Using the monitor You can adjust the angle of the monitor. 1 2
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4 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Lens cap and lens cap strap Strap USB cable CB-USB8 or • Computer software CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Lithium ion battery LI-90B USB-AC Adapter F-2AC Attaching the camera strap and lens cap 1 2 3 4 5 • Attach the strap to the other eyelet in the same manner. • Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. # Cautions Warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Also important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. $ Notes Points to note when using the camera. % Tips Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or related information.
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5 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Inserting and removing the battery and card 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 to open the battery/card compartment cover. • Turn off the camera before opening the battery/ card compartment cover. 2 1 Battery/card compartment lock Battery/card compartment cover 2 Insert the battery while sliding the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow. • Insert the battery as illustrated with the l 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. Battery lock knob 3 Insert the card straight until it clicks into place. • Always use SD/SDHC/SDXC cards or Eye-Fi card with this camera. Do not insert other types of memory cards. “Cards compatible with this camera” (P. 83) • Do not touch the metallic parts of the card directly. Write-protect switch To remove the card Press the card in until it clicks and comes out slightly, then remove the card. 4 Follow Steps 1 and 2 to close battery/ card compartment cover. • When using the camera, be sure to close the battery/card compartment cover. 2 1
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6 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Charging the battery Connect the USB cable and USB-AC adapter to the camera and charge the battery. • The battery is not fully charged at shipment. Before use, be sure to charge the battery until the indicator lamp turns off (up to 5 hours). Connecting the camera AC outlet Multi- connector USB cable (supplied) Indicator lamp Indicator lamp On: Charging Off: Charged When to charge the batteries Charge the battery when the error message shown below appears. Error message Battery Empty Flashes in red • 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 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. 95). For details on the USB-AC adapter, see “USB-AC adapter” (P. 96). • 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 Preparations for shooting 1 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. 1 After turning the camera on with the ON/OFF button, select a language using FGHI and press the A button. 2 Use FG to select the year for [Y]. X 2012 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D 3 Press I to save the setting for [Y]. X 2012 Y M D Time Cancel Y/M/D 4 As in Steps 2 and 3, useFGHIto 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 Use HI to select the [x] time zone and then press the A button. • Use FG to turn daylight saving time ([Summer]) on or off. Seoul Tokyo Summer ’12.10.26 12:30 Camera sleep operation If no operations are performed for the time set, the camera enters “sleep” (stand-by) mode. In this mode, the monitor turns off and all actions are canceled. The camera activates again when you touch any button (the shutter button, q button, etc.). The camera will turn off automatically if left in sleep mode for 5 minutes. Turn the camera on again before use.
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8 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Shooting Select a shooting mode Select a shooting mode using the mode dial. Indicator Mode dial A A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the current scene. The camera does all the work, which is convenient for beginners. P Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. A You control aperture. You can sharpen or soften background details. S You control shutter speed. You can express the motion of moving subjects, or freeze motion without any blur. M You control aperture and shutter speed. You can shoot with long exposures for fireworks or other dark scenes. C1 You can save shooting settings in advance, and then quickly call those settings when shooting. C2 SCN Select a scene according to the subject. ART Select an art filter. Taking photographs First, try taking photographs in full auto mode. 1 Set the mode dial to A. ■ Monitor 125 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 HD Number of storable still pictures Available recording time ISO sensitivity Shutter speed Aperture value
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9 EN Preparations for shooting 1 2 Frame the shot. • When holding the camera, take care not to cover the flash, microphone or other important parts with your fingers, etc. Horizontal grip Vertical grip 3 Adjust the focus. • Lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). Press the shutter button halfway. 125 125 F5.6 Shutter speed Aperture value AF target • The shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are displayed. Pressing the shutter button halfway and all the way down The shutter button has two positions. The act of lightly pressing the shutter button to the first position and holding it there is called “pressing the shutter button halfway,” that of pressing it all the way down to the second position “pressing the shutter button all (or the rest of) the way down.” Press halfway Press the rest of the way down 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. $ Notes • You can also take photographs using the touch screen. g “Using the Touch screen” (P. 33)
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10 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Using the zoom Turning the zoom lever adjusts the shooting range. W side T side Recording movies 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 Press the R button to begin recording. R button 3 Press the R button again to end recording. 00:02:18 00:00:00 R R Displayed during recording Recording time
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11 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Viewing photographs and movies 1 Press the q button. • Your most recent photograph is displayed. • Press HI or turn the sub dial to select an image. q button Arrow pad/Sub dial Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame 2012.10.26 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Still image 2012.10.26 12:30 4 100-0004 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P HD Movie Index display • In single-frame playback, turn the zoom lever to W for Index playback. 2012.10.26 12:30 21 Index display Close-up playback • In single-frame playback, turn the zoom lever to T to zoom in up to 14×; turn to W to return to single-frame playback. • You can also use the control ring to change the magnification strength. 2x
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12 EN Preparations for shooting 1 Movie playback Select a movie and press Q to display the playback menu. Select [Movie Play] and press Q to begin playback. • To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. L Movie Back Movie Play Erase Set Volume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single-frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 Selecting images Select multiple pictures for protection or deletion. Press the R button to select the current picture. Selected pictures are marked with v. To remove v and deselect the picture, press the R button again. Select multiple pictures and press Q. You can protect or delete the multiple selected images. 2012.10.26 12:30 21 Erasing images Display an image you want to delete and press G (). Select [Yes] and press Q. You can also select multiple images for deletion. g “Selecting images” (P. 12) Erase Back Yes No Set
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13 EN Basic photography 2 2 Basic shooting operations Shooting 125 125 F5.6 ISO 400 L N 1 IS IS 4:3 S-AF S-AF AEL RC +2.0 +2.0 P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 1 1 j R R +2.0 +2.0 ND C1 +7 +7 -3 -3 w x y z A v u t 1 g h i j k m f e 3 2 5 4 678 0 9 q s p o r n l HD d c B b a 125 125 F5.6 ISO 400 S-AF S-AF P 1 IS IS +2.0 +2.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 D C -3.0 -3.0 +3.0 +3.0 0 0 W T W T Basic photography 1 Card write indicator.........................P. 84 2 RC mode.........................................P. 86 3 Digital Tele-converter......................P. 65 4 ND Filter Setting .............................P. 65 5 Conversion lens..............................P. 53 6 World Time......................................P. 57 7 Face priority I.........................P. 42, 44 8 Movie sound ...................................P. 12 9 dLock............................................P. 59 0 Internal temperature warning m...........................................P. 79 a Sequential shooting/self-timer ........P. 27 b Aspect ratio.....................................P. 39 c Flash...............................................P. 24 (blinks: charging in progress) d Image stabilizer...............................P. 36 e Art filter ...........................................P. 19 Scene mode....................................P. 20 Picture mode...................................P. 37 f White balance.................................P. 38 g Live guide recall........................P. 22, 33 h Record mode (still images).............P. 40 i Record mode (movies) ...................P. 41 j Available recording time k Number of storable still pictures ......P. 85 l Current memory..............................P. 84 m Tone control ....................................P. 23 n Top: Flash intensity control ......P. 41 Bottom: Exposure compensation indicator............................P. 23 o Exposure compensation value........P. 23 p Aperture value .........................P. 15–18 q Shutter speed ..........................P. 15–18 r AE Lock u...................................P. 42 s Shooting mode.....................P. 8, 15–18 t C Mode Setup.................................P. 48 u Touch screen mode ........................P. 33 v Flash intensity control.....................P. 41 w ISO sensitivity.................................P. 44 x AF mode .........................................P. 43 y Metering mode................................P. 42 z Flash mode.....................................P. 24 A Battery check 7 Lit up (green) : Ready for use (displayed for about ten seconds after the camera is turned on) 8 Lit up (green) : Battery is running low 9 Blinks (red) : Charging required B Zoom bar ........................................P. 10 C Control ring function........................P. 89 D Histogram .......................................P. 14
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14 EN Basic photography 2 Switching the information display Press the INFO button to choose the information displayed when shooting. INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO Histogram display Information display on L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 125 125 HD L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 125 125 HD Image only Histogram display Displays a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and the area metered using spot metering in green. Focus lock If the camera is unable to focus on your chosen subject, select single target mode and use focus lock to focus on another subject at about the same distance. 1 In [S-AF] mode, position the AF target over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. • Check that the AF target mark has turned green. • Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. 2 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose the photograph and then press the shutter button the rest of the way down. • Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. % Tips • If the camera is unable to focus on the subject even when using focus lock, use P (AF target). g “Choosing a focus target (AF target)” (P. 26)
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15 EN Basic photography 2 Using the shooting modes “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) In mode P, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture in response to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 125 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N P 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed in the monitor. • The shutter speed and aperture displays flash if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F1.8 F1.8 The subject is too dark. • Use the flash. 2000 2000 F8 F8 The subject is too bright. • The metered range of the camera is exceeded. Set [ND Filter Setting] (P. 35) to [On]. Program shift (%) In P mode, you can use the control ring to change the combination of aperture value and shutter speed while maintaining the correct exposure. “s” appears next to the shooting mode during program shift. To cancel program shift, rotate the control ring backwards until “s” is no longer displayed. • Program shift is not available when you are using a flash. 250 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N Ps 0.0 0.0 ISO 400 HD Program shift
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16 EN Basic photography 2 Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to A. • You can set the aperture value with the control ring, and the exposure compensation with the sub dial. • Larger apertures (lower F-numbers) decrease depth of field (the area in front of or behind the focus point that appears to be in focus), softening background details. Smaller apertures (higher F-numbers) increase depth of field. Lower aperture value F2F5.6F8.0 Higher aperture value • The shutter speed display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 60" 60" F5.6 F5.6 The subject is underexposed. • Decrease the aperture value. 2000 2000 F5.6 F5.6 The subject is overexposed. • Increase the aperture value. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. Set [ND Filter Setting] (P. 35) to [On]. Aperture value 125 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N A +0.0 +0.0 ISO 400 HD
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17 EN Basic photography 2 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to S. • You can set the shutter speed with the control ring, and the exposure compensation with the sub dial. • A fast shutter speed can freeze a fast action scene without any blur. A slow shutter speed will blur a fast action scene. This blurring will give the impression of dynamic motion. Slower shutter speed 2″1″15601004001000 Faster shutter speed • The aperture value display will blink if the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure. Warning display example (blinking) Status Action 2000 2000 F1.8 F1.8 The subject is underexposed. • Set the shutter speed slower. 125 125 F8 F8 The subject is overexposed. • Set the shutter speed faster. • If the warning display does not disappear, the metered range of the camera is exceeded. Set [ND Filter Setting] (P. 35) to [On]. Shutter speed 125 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N S +0.0 +0.0 ISO 400 HD
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18 EN Basic photography 2 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) 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. Set the mode dial to M, and set the shutter speed with the control ring, and the aperture value with the sub dial. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/2000–60 sec. or [BULB]. • You can change the functions assigned to the control ring and the sub dial. g “Dial Function” (P. 89) # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in M mode. Choosing when the exposure ends (bulb) You can take a picture with a bulb exposure time in which the shutter stays open as long as you hold down the shutter button. Time the end of the exposure to suit the subject. Use for night landscapes and fireworks. In M mode, set the shutter speed to [BULB]. # Cautions • Maximum 16 minutes (default) • The maximum exposure time of bulb shooting depends on ISO sensitivity. • To reduce camera shake for bulb shooting, mounting the camera on a stable tripod or using a remote cable (sold separately) is recommended. • The following features are not available during long exposures: Sequential shooing/self-timer shooting/AE bracket shooting/image stabilizer/ flash bracketing Noise in images While shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on-screen. These phenomena are caused when current is generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light, resulting in a rise in temperature in the image pickup device or image pickup device drive circuit. This can also occur when shooting with a high ISO setting in a high-temperature environment. To reduce this noise, the camera activates the noise reduction function. g [Noise Reduct.] (P. 61)
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19 EN Basic photography 2 Using art filters 1 Rotate the mode dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using FG and press Q. ART 1 1 7 Pop Art Exit Set  Types of art filters j Pop Art s Diorama k Soft Focus t Cross Process l Pale&Light Color u Gentle Sepia m Light Tone v Dramatic Tone n Grainy Film Y Key Line o Pin Hole 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art filter menu. Art effects Art filters can be modified and effects can be added. Pressing I in the art filter menu displays additional options. Modifying filters Option I is the original filter, while options II and on add effects that modify the original filter. Adding effects * Soft focus, pin-hole, frames, white edges, starlight * The effects available vary with the selected filter. # Cautions • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. The art filter will be applied to the JPEG copy only. • Depending on the subject, tone transitions may be ragged, the effect may be less noticeable, or the image may become more “grainy.” • Some effects may not be visible in live view or during movie recording. • Playback may differ according to the filters, effects, or movie quality settings applied.
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20 EN Basic photography 2 Shooting in scene mode 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a scene using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to change to the live view display. Press Q to go back to the scene menu display. SCN 1 R Portrait Exit Set  Types of scene modes O Portrait s Panorama (P. 21) P e-Portrait ( Fireworks L Landscape 0 Multi. Exposure J Sport g Beach & Snow G Night Scene Y Underwater Wide U Night+Portrait X Underwater Macro R Sunset  Backlight HDR T Documents 2 Shoot. • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the scene menu. # Cautions • In [e-Portrait] mode, two images are recorded: an unmodified image and a second image to which [e-Portrait] effects have been applied. The unmodified image is recorded using the option currently selected for image quality, the modified copy at an image quality of JPEG (X-quality (2560 × 1920)). • Effects of some scene modes are not applied in recording movies.
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21 EN Basic photography 2 Taking pictures for a panorama If you have installed the supplied computer software, you can use it to join pictures together to form a panorama. g “Installing Software” (P. 74) 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Select [Panorama] and press Q. 3 Use FGHI to choose a pan direction. 4 Take a picture, using the guides to frame the shot. • Focus, exposure, and other settings are fixed at the values for the first shot. 125 125 F5.6 38 M ISO 200 5 Take the remaining images, framing each shot so that the guides overlap with the previous picture. [ 2 ] 125 125 F5.6 38 M ISO 200 [ 3 ] Exit Exit • A panorama may include up to 10 images. A warning indicator (g) is displayed after the tenth shot. 6 After taking the last shot, press Q to end the series. # Cautions • During panorama shooting, the image previously taken for position alignment will not be displayed. With the frames or other markers for display in the images as a guide, set the composition such that the edges of the overlapping images overlap within the frames. $ Notes • Pressing Q before shooting the first frame returns to the scene mode selection menu. Pressing Q in the midst of shooting ends the sequence of panorama shooting, and allows you to continue with the next one.
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22 EN Basic photography 2 Using shooting options Using live guides 1 Set the mode dial to A. 2 After pressing Q to display the live guide, use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to highlight an item and press Q to select. Change Color Saturation Cancel Guide item 3 Use FG on the arrow pad to choose the level. • If [Shooting Tips] is selected, highlight an item and press Q to view a description. • Press the shutter button halfway or press Q to save the setting. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Cancel Set Level bar 4 Shoot. • Press the shutter button to shoot. • To clear the live guide from the display, press the MENU button. # Cautions • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to [YN+RAW]. • Live guide settings other than [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] are not applied to the RAW copy. • 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. % Tips • In modes other than A, you can use live control to make more detailed settings. g “Using live control” (P. 35)
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23 EN Basic photography 2 Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Rotate the sub dial to adjust exposure. Choose positive (“+”) values to make pictures brighter, negative (“–”) values to make pictures darker. Exposure can be adjusted in the range of ±3EV. Negative (–) No compensation (0) Positive (+) # Cautions • Exposure compensation is not available in A, M, or SCN (except partially) modes. Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows To display the tone control dialog, press the F button (F) and press the INFO button. Use HI to choose a tone level. Choose “low” to darken shadows or “high” to brighten highlights. 125 125 F5.6 ISO 200 L N 1 IS IS P 01:02:03 01:02:03 1234 1234 j HD +2.0 +2.0 0 0 Exposure compensation Tone level: low Tone level: high INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO 0 0 +1 +1 0 0
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24 EN Basic photography 2 Using a flash (flash photography) 1 Slide the flash switch to raise the flash. 2 Press the # button (I) to display options. 3 Use HI to choose a flash mode and press Q. • The options available and the order in which they are displayed vary depending on the shooting mode. g “Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode” (P. 25) AUTO Auto flash The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. ! Red-eye reduction flash This function allows you to reduce the red- eye phenomenon. # Fill-in flash The flash fires regardless of the light conditions. $ Flash off The flash does not fire. !SLOW Slow synchronization/ Red-eye reduction flash Combines slow synchronization with red-eye reduction. #SLOW Slow synchronization Slow shutter speeds are used to brighten dimly-lit backgrounds. #FULL, #1/4 etc. Manual For users who prefer manual operation. 4 Press the shutter button all the way. # Cautions • In [!(Red-eye reduction flash)], after the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Do not move the camera until shooting is complete. • [!(Red-eye reduction flash)] may not work effectively under some shooting conditions.
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25 EN Basic photography 2 Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode Shooting Mode Super control panel Flash Mode Conditions for firing the flash P/A #AUTO Auto flash Fires automatically in dark/backlit conditions ! Auto flash (red-eye reduction) # Fill-in flash Always fires $ Flash off k ! SLOW Slow synchronization (red-eye reduction) Fires automatically in dark/backlit conditions #SLOW Slow synchronization S/M #AUTO Auto flash Fires automatically in dark/backlit conditions ! Auto flash (red-eye reduction) # Fill-in flash Always fires $ Flash off k • #AUTO, $ can be set in A mode. Minimum range The lens may cast shadows over objects close to the camera, causing vignetting, or be too bright even at minimum output. • Use optional off-camera flash units to prevent vignetting. To prevent photographs from being overexposed, select mode A or M and choose a high f-number, or reduce ISO sensitivity.
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26 EN Basic photography 2 Choosing a focus target (AF target) Choose which of the 35 or 25 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press the P button (H) to display the AF target. 2 Use FGHI to select the single target display and position the AF target. • “All targets” mode is restored if you move the cursor off the screen. • You can choose from the following 5 target types. Press the INFO button and use FG. All Targets Single Target Group Target The camera automatically chooses from the full set of focus targets. Select the focus target manually. The camera automatically chooses from the targets in the selected group. All Targets 7 x 5 Single Target 7 x 5 All Targets 5 x 5 Single Target 5 x 5
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27 EN Basic photography 2 Sequential shooting/using the self timer The camera will take sequential 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 the jY button (G) to display the direct menu. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. o Single-frame shooting Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed (normal shooting mode). j Sequential shooting Photographs are taken at about 5 frames per second (fps) while the shutter button is pressed all the way down ([S-AF] or [MF] selected for [AF Mode], P. 43). O High-Speed Photographs are taken at about 15 frames per second (fps) while the shutter button is pressed all the way down ([S-AF] or [MF] selected for [AF Mode], (P. 43). 7 BKT While the shutter button is pressed all the way down, photographs are taken with automatically changing the settings for each frame (bracket photography). Y12s Self-timer 12 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. First, the self-timer lamp lights up for approximately 10 seconds, then it blinks for approximately 2 seconds and the picture is taken. Y2s Self-timer 2 SEC Press the shutter button halfway to focus, the rest of the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and then the picture is taken. $ Notes • To cancel the activated self-timer, press the jY button. • During sequential shooting, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked at the first frame (during [S-AF], [MF]). • Bracketing is available only when [Bracketing] (P. 51) is selected. # Cautions • During sequential shooting, if the battery check blinks due to low battery, the camera stops shooting and starts saving the pictures you have taken on the card. The camera may not save all of the pictures depending on how much battery power remains. • Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. • If you stand in front of the camera to press the shutter button halfway when using the self- timer, the photograph may be out of focus.
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28 EN Basic photography 2 Basic playback operations Monitor display during playback Simplified display 2012.10.26 12:30 15 100-0015 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N SD b 7 8 2 1 3 456 9 0 a Overall display F5.6 F5.6 +1.0 +1.0 G+4 G+4 A+4 A+4 Adobe Adobe iNatural iNatural ISO 400 ISO 400 125 125 +2.0 +2.0 24mm 24mm 1/8 3968×2976 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 2012.10.26 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P SD k h i j l n m g f o p q r s d c e Displaying information during playback The INFO button can be used to choose the information displayed during playback. INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO Simplified display Image only 2012.10.26 12:30 15 100-0015 4:3 L N ×10 ×10 Overall display F5.6 F5.6 ±0.0 ±0.0 G±10 G±10 A±10 A±10 Adobe Adobe iNatural iNatural ISO 400 ISO 400 125 125 +2.0 +2.0 45mm 45mm 1/8 3968×2976 ×10 ×10 4:3 L N 2012.10.26 12:30 15 100-0015 WB AUTO P 1 Battery check....................................P. 6 2 Eye-Fi upload complete..................P. 64 3 Print reservation Number of prints .............................P. 70 4 Sound record ..................................P. 31 5 Protect ............................................P. 31 6 Image selected ...............................P. 12 7 File number.....................................P. 62 8 Frame number 9 Storage device................................P. 83 0 Record mode ..................................P. 62 a Aspect ratio.....................................P. 39 b Date and time ...................................P. 7 c Aspect border .................................P. 54 d AF target.........................................P. 26 e Shooting mode.....................P. 8, 15–18 f Exposure compensation .................P. 23 g Shutter speed ..........................P. 15–18 h Aperture value .........................P. 15–18 i Focal length ....................................P. 10 j Flash intensity control.....................P. 41 k White balance compensation..........P. 90 l Color space.....................................P. 61 m Picture mode...................................P. 37 n Compression rate .....................P. 40, 62 o Pixel count ....................P. 40–41, 62, 85 p ISO sensitivity.................................P. 44 q White balance.................................P. 38 r Metering mode................................P. 42 s Histogram .................................P. 14, 60
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29 EN Basic photography 2 Playback options Press the q button to view pictures full frame. To exit to shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway. Index display 2012.10.26 12:30 20 4 frames 2012.10.26 12:30 20 100-0020 L N Single-frame playback 9 frames, 25 frames 2012.10.26 12:30 20 2012.10.26 12:30 21 Index display W T W T Playback zoom (close-up playback) 2012.10.26 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 2x W T Single-frame playback Close-up playback Sub dial (j) Previous (l)/next (m) Arrow pad (FGHI) Single frame playback: next (I)/previous (H) close-up playbck: move the position of close-up index playbck: selecting images INFO Displays the information of the image R (Movie button) Selecting images (P. 12)  (G) Erasing images (P. 12) Q Menu display Control ring (j) Zooming in/out Fn1 Protecting images
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30 EN Basic photography 2 Using playback options Press Q during playback to display a menu of simple options that can be used in playback mode. JPEG L R Rotate H Play JPEG Edit Back Set Still image frame Movie frame RAW JPEG RAW+JPEG JPEG Edit g P. 54 —   — RAW Data Edit g P. 54  —  — Movie Play — — —  Audio playback    — 0 (Protect)     R (Audio recording)    — Rotate    — Slideshow     < (Print reservation) —   — Erase     Performing operations on a movie frame (Movie Play) Q Pause or resume playback. • You can perform the following operations while playback is paused. HIor Sub dial Previous/Next Press and hold HI to continue the operation. F Display the first frame. G Display the last frame. H/I Advance or rewind a movie. F/G Adjust volume. # Cautions • We recommend using the supplied PC software to play movies on a computer. Before launching the software for the first time, connect the camera to the computer.
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31 EN Basic photography 2 Protecting images Protect images from accidental deletion. Display an image you wish to protect and press the Fn1 button; a 0 (protect) icon will appear on the image. Press the Fn1 button again to remove protection. You can also protect multiple selected images. g “Selecting images” (P. 12) # Cautions • Formatting the card erases all images even if they have been protected. 2012.10.26 12:30 20 100-0020 L N 4:3 Audio recording Add an audio recording (up to 4sec. long) to the current photograph. 1 Display the image to which you want to add an audio recording and press Q. • Audio recording is not available with protected images. • Audio recording is also available in the playback menu. 2 Select [R] and press Q. • To exit without adding a recording, select [No]. JPEG L R Rotate H Play JPEG Edit Back Set 3 Select [R Start] and press Q to begin recording. • To stop recording part-way through, press Q. 4 Press Q to end recording. • Images with audio recordings are indicated by a H icon. • To delete a recording, select [Erase] in Step 2. R R Start No Erase Back Set Rotate Choose whether to rotate photographs. 1 Play the photograph back and press Q. 2 Select [Rotate] and press Q. 3 Press F to rotate the image counterclockwise, G to rotate it clockwise; the image rotates each time the button is pressed. • Press Q to save settings and exit. • The rotated image is saved in its current orientation. • Movies and protected images can not be rotated.
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32 EN Basic photography 2 Slideshow This function displays images stored on the card one after another. 1 Press Q during playback and select the slideshow option. JPEG L R Rotate H Play JPEG Edit Back Set 2 Adjust settings. Start Start the slideshow. Images are displayed in order, starting with the current picture. BGM Set BGM (5 types) or turn BGM [Off]. Effect Choose the transition between frames. Slide Set type of slideshow to execute. Slide Interval Choose the length of time each slide is displayed from 2 to 10 seconds. Movie Interval Select [Full] to include full-length movie clips in the slideshow, [Short] to include only the opening portion of each clip. 3 Select [Start] and press Q. • The slideshow will start. • Press Q to stop the slideshow.
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33 EN Basic photography 2 Using the Touch screen The monitor acts as a touch screen to control the camera. Live Guides The touch screen can be used with live guides. 1 Touch the tab and swipe your finger to the left to display live guides. • Tap to select items. 2 Use your finger to position the sliders. • Press the MENU button to exit the live guide display. Tab 125 125 F5.6 01:02:03 01:02:03 38 38 L N ISO-A 200 HD Shooting Mode You can focus and shoot by tapping the monitor. Tap to cycle through touch screen settings. ISO 200 125 125 F5.6 P 0.0 0.0 01:02:03 01:02:03 30 30 L N HD Touch screen operations disabled. Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. Tap to display a focus frame. You can use the touch screen to choose the position and size of the focus frame. Photographs can be taken by pressing the shutter button. Playback Mode Use the touch screen to page through images or zoom in and out.  Full-Frame Playback Viewing Additional Images • Slide your finger to the left to view later frames, right to scroll view earlier frames.
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34 EN Basic photography 2 Playback Zoom • Tap % to enlarge the screen. Tap $ repeatedly to return to single-frame playback. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap F to display Index playback. 10x 10x  Index Playback Page Ahead/Page Back • Slide your finger up to view the next page, down to view the previous page. • Use t or u to choose the number of images displayed. • For single-frame playback, tap u until the current image is displayed full frame. 2012.10.26 12:30 Viewing Images • Tap an image to view it full frame. Adjusting Settings Settings can be adjusted in the super control panel. g “Using the super control panel” (P. 68) 1 Display the super control panel. • Press Q to display the cursor. 125 125 F5.6 P 38 38 Super Fine Off mall NORM ISO AUTO WB AUTO +RAW +RAW 4:3 i i ISO Off ND 2 Tap the desired item. • The item will be highlighted. 3 Rotate the control ring to choose an option. • Some functions are changed by tapping the screen. ISO AUTO WB AUTO 125 125 F5.6 P 38 38 Super Fine Off mall NORM +RAW +RAW 4:3 i i WB Off ND # Cautions • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. Movie recording/panorama/e-portrait/bulb photography/one-touch white balance dialog/ when buttons or dials are in use • In self-timer mode, the timer can be started by tapping the display. Tap again to stop the timer. • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation. % Tips • Disabling the touch screen. [Touch Screen Settings] g “Shooting Mode” (P. 33)
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35 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 3 Using live control The live control can be used to adjust settings in P, S, A and M modes. Using live control allows you to preview the effects of different settings in the monitor. A custom setting is available that allows the live control to be used in other modes (P. 60). WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P W W AUTO AUTO i HD WB Auto Functions Settings  Available settings Image stabilizer ....................................P. 36 Picture mode ........................................P. 37 White balance.......................................P. 38 Sequential shooting/self-timer ..............P. 27 Aspect Ratio .........................................P. 39 Record mode........................................P. 40 Flash mode...........................................P. 24 Flash intensity control...........................P. 41 Metering mode......................................P. 42 AF mode...............................................P. 43 ISO sensitivity.......................................P. 44 Face priority..........................................P. 44 ND Filter Setting 1 Press Q to display the live control. • To hide the live control, press Q again. 2 Use FG on the arrow pad to select settings, use HI to change the selected setting, and press Q. • The selected settings take effect automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds. WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P W W AUTO AUTO i HD WB Auto Cursor Displays the selected function name Cursor Arrow pad Arrow pad # Cautions • Some items are not available in some shooting modes. % Tips • For more advanced options or to customize your camera, use the menus to make settings. g “Using the menus” (P. 46) Frequently-used options/ Customizing camera settings
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36 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) You can reduce the amount of camera shake that can occur when shooting in low light situations or shooting with high magnification. 1 Display the live control and select the image stabilizer item using FG. L F 4:3 P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO HD Auto i 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. Still image OFF IS Off Image stabilizer is off. IS1 Auto Image stabilizer is on. IS2 Vertical IS Image stabilization applies only to vertical (Y) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally. IS3 Horizontal IS Image stabilization applies only to horizontal (Z) camera shake. Use when panning the camera horizontally with the camera held in portrait orientation. # Cautions • The image stabilizer cannot correct excessive camera shake or camera shake that occurs when the shutter speed is set to the slowest speed. In these cases, it is recommended that you use a tripod. • When using a tripod, set [Image Stabilizer] to [Off].
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37 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Processing options (picture mode) Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters. Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Display the live control and select the Picture Mode item using FG. L F 4:3 j j P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO IS OFF IS OFF h i j j Z J j k HD Muted 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. h Vivid Produces vivid colors. i Natural Produces natural colors. j Muted Produces flat tones. Z Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. J Monotone Produces black and white tone. j Pop Art Choose an art filter and select the desired effect. k Soft Focus l Pale&Light Color m Light Tone n Grainy Film o Pin Hole s Diorama t Cross Process u Gentle Sepia v Dramatic Tone Y Key Tone
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38 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Adjusting color (white balance) White balance (WB) ensures that white objects in images recorded by the camera appear white. [AUTO] is suitable in most circumstances, but other values can be selected according to the light source when [AUTO] fails to produce the desired results or you wish to introduce a deliberate color cast into your images. 1 Display the live control and select the white balance item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO L F IS OFF IS OFF 4:3 WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO P W W AUTO AUTO i HD WB Auto WB mode Color temperature Light conditions Auto white balance AUTO k Used for most light conditions (when there is a white portion framed on the monitor). Use this mode for general use. Preset white balance 5 5300K For shooting outdoors on a clear day, or to capture the reds in a sunset or the colors in a fireworks display N 7500K For shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day O 6000K For shooting outdoors on a cloudy day 1 3000K For shooting under a tungsten light > 4000K For subjects lit by fluorescent lights W k For shooting under water n 5500K For flash shooting One-touch white balance (P. 39) P/Q Color temperature set by one- touch WB. 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. Custom white balance CWB 2000K– 14000K After pressing the INFO button, use HI buttons to select a color temperature and then press Q.
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39 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 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. This is useful when shooting a subject under natural light, as well as under various light sources with different color temperatures. 1 Choose [P] or [Q] (one-touch white balance 1 or 2). 2 Point the camera at a colorless sheet of paper (such as white or gray), and then press the INFO button. • Frame the object so that it fills the display and no shadows fall it. • The one-touch white balance screen appears. 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. • The new value is saved as a preset white balance option. • The new value is stored until one-touch white balance is measured again. Turning the power off does not erase the data. % Tips • If the subject is too bright or too dark or visibly tinted, the message [WB NG Retry] will be displayed and no value will be recorded. Correct the problem and repeat the process from Step 1. Setting the image aspect You can change the aspect ratio (horizontal-to-vertical ratio) when taking pictures. Depending on your preference, you can set the aspect ratio to [4:3] (standard), [16:9], [3:2] or [1:1]. 1 Display the live control and select the aspect ratio item using FG. 2 Use HI to select an aspect ratio and press Q. # Cautions • 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.
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40 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Image quality (record mode) Select an image quality for photographs and movies according their intended use, for example retouching on a computer or display on the web. 1 Display the live control and use FG to choose a record mode for photographs or movies. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. L F 4:3 P WB AUTO WB WB WB AUTO AUTO AUTO IS OFF IS OFF RAW RAW L N M N S N i HD 3968x2976 Record mode   Record modes (still images) Choose from RAW and JPEG (YF, YN, XN, and WN) modes. Choose a RAW+JPEG option to record both a RAW and a JPEG image with each shot. JPEG modes combine image size (Y, X, and W) and compression ratio (SF, F, N, and B). The options available can be selected using the [K Set] option in the custom menus. Image size Compression rate Application Name Pixel count SF (Super Fine) F (Fine) N (Normal) B (Basic) Y (Large) 3968×2976* YSF YF* YN* YB Select for the print size X (Middle) 3200×2400 XSF XF XN* XB 2560×1920* 1920×1440 1600×1200 W (Small) 1280×960* WSF WF WN* WB For small prints and use on a website 1024×768 640×480 * Default RAW image data This format (extension “.ORF”) stores unprocessed image data for later processing. RAW image data cannot be viewed using other cameras or software, and RAW images cannot be selected for printing. JPEG copies of RAW images can be created using this camera. g “Editing still images” (P. 54)
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41 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3   Record modes (movies) Record mode Pixel count Frame rate File format Application Full HD 1920×1080 30p MOV*1 For viewing on TV. HD 1280×720 30p • Depending on the type of card used, recording may end before the maximum length is reached. *1 Individual files can be up to 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control) 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 Display the live control and select the Flash intensity control item using FG. 2 Choose the compensation value with HI and press Q. ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO P R R S-AF S-AF 0 0 OFF OFF 0.0 0.0 0.0 # Cautions • This does not work when the flash control mode on the electronic flash is set to MANUAL. • If flash intensity is adjusted on the electronic flash, it will be combined with the camera’s flash intensity setting.
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42 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Display the live control and select the metering item using FG. 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. S-AF S-AF P ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF ESP HI HI SH SH OFF OFF p ESP metering The camera optimizes exposure for the current scene or (if an option other than [OFF] is selected for [I Face Priority]) portrait subject. This mode is recommended for general use. H Center weighted averaging metering This metering mode provides the average metering between the subject and the background lighting, placing more weight on the subject at the center. I Spot metering Choose this option to meter a small area with the camera pointed at the object you wish to meter. Exposure will be adjusted according to the brightness at the metered point. IHI Spot metering - highlight control Increases spot metering exposure. Ensures bright subjects appear bright. ISH Spot metering - shadow control Lowers spot metering exposure. Ensures dark subjects appear dark. 3 Press the shutter button halfway. • Normally, the camera will start metering when the shutter button is pressed halfway and lock exposure while the shutter button is held in this position.
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43 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode) Select a focusing method (focus mode). 1 Display the live control and select the AF mode item using FG. 2 Select an option with HI and press Q. • The selected AF mode is displayed on the monitor. S-AF S-AF S-AF S-AF P S-AF S-AF S-AF S-AF C-AF C-AF MF MF ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R C-AF C-AF TR Single AF S-AF S-AF S-AF (single AF) The camera focuses once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. When the focus is locked, a beep sounds, and the AF confirmation mark and the AF target mark light up. This mode is suitable for taking pictures of still subjects or subjects with limited movement. Super Macro You can focus from 1 cm away from the subject. C-AF (continuous AF) The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button remains pressed halfway. When the subject is in focus, the AF confirmation mark lights up on the monitor and the beep sounds when the focus is locked at the first time. Even if the subject moves or you change the composition of the picture, the camera continues trying to focus. C-AF+TR (AF tracking) Press the shutter button halfway to focus; the camera then tracks and maintains focus on the current subject while the shutter button is held in this position. • The AF target is displayed in red if the camera can no longer track the subject. Release the shutter button and then frame the subject again and press the shutter button halfway. MF (manual focus) This function allows you to manually focus on any subject. Press and hold Q for a while, then focus on the subject with the sub dial or FG. # Cautions • The flash (P. 24) and zoom (P. 10) are unavailable during super macro photography. The zoom is automatically adjusted. • The camera may be unable to focus if the subject is poorly lit, obscured by mist or smoke, or lacks contrast. $ Notes • After choosing [MF] from [LLever Function] and activating the lever in shooting standby mode, you can focus on the subject with the control ring.
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44 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 ISO sensitivity Increasing ISO sensitivity increases noise (graininess) but allows photographs to be taken when lighting is poor. The setting recommended in most situations is [AUTO], which adjusts ISO sensitivity according to shooting conditions. 1 Display the live control and select the ISO sensitivity item using FG. 2 Select an option using HI and press Q. AUTO The sensitivity is set automatically according to the shooting conditions. 100–12800 Sensitivity is set to the selected value. Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and ESP metering. 1 Display the live control and select the face priority item using FG. 2 Use HI to select an option and press Q. S-AF S-AF P i i iR iR iL iL ISO AUTO ISO ISO ISO AUTO AUTO AUTO R R S-AF S-AF Face Priority On J Face Priority Off Face priority off. I Face Priority On Face priority on. K Face & Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye closest to the camera for face-priority AF. L Face & R. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the right for face-priority AF. M Face & L. Eye Priority On The autofocus system selects the pupil of the eye on the left for face-priority AF. 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. L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 125 125 F5.6 P i i 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD • If the camera is able to detect the subject’s eyes, it will display a green frame over the selected eye. (pupil detection AF) L N 01:02:03 01:02:03 1023 1023 125 125 F5.6 P i i 0.0 0.0 ISO 200 HD
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45 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 5 Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to shoot. # Cautions • 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. • In metering modes other than [p (ESP metering)], the camera will meter exposure for the selected position. $ Notes • Face priority is also available in [MF]. Faces detected by the camera are indicated by white frames, and the camera will meter exposure for the position.
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46 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Using the menus The menus contain shooting and playback options that are not displayed by the live control, and let you customize the camera settings for easier use. W Preliminary and basic shooting options X Advanced shooting options q Playback and retouch options c Customizing camera settings (P. 58) d Camera setup (e.g., date and language) 1 Press the MENU button to display the menus. j 4:3 D 2 1 c Shooting Menu 1 Card Setup Reset/C Mode Setup Backup Picture Mode Image Aspect Back Set Press Q to confirm the setting Operation guide Press the MENU button to go back one screen Tab 2 Use FG to select a tab and press Q. 3 Select an item using FG and press Q to display options for the selected item. 2 1 c IS1 w 0.0 Back Shooting Menu 2 Set Image Stabilizer Bracketing # RC Mode # Sync Off 1 Off # Sync 1 The current setting is displayed Function Q 2 1 c Back Shooting Menu 2 Set Off w 0.0 Image Stabilizer Bracketing # RC Mode # Sync Off 1 Off # Sync 1 IS1 Off IS3 IS2 4 Use FG to highlight an option and press Q to select. • Press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the menu. $ Notes • For details on the functions that can be set with the menu, refer to “Menu directory” (P. 88). • A guide is displayed for about 2 seconds after you select an option. Press the INFO button to view or hide guides.
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47 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3  Shooting Menu 1/Shooting Menu 2 2 1 c Shooting Menu 1 Back Set j 4:3 D Card Setup Reset/C Mode Setup Backup Picture Mode Image Aspect W Card Setup (P. 47) Backup (P. 47) Reset/C Mode Setup (P. 48) Picture Mode (P. 37) K (P. 40) Image Aspect (P. 39) X Image Stabilizer (P. 36) Bracketing (P. 51) w (P. 41) #RC Mode (P. 52) # Sync (P. 52) 1 (Conversion lens) (P. 53) Erasing data completely (Card Setup/Memory Setup) All data stored on the card, including protected images, is erased when the card is formatted. Confirm there are no images that you still want to keep on the memory. • Cards formatted on a computer or other camera must be formatted with the camera before they can be used. • Be sure to remove the card before formatting the internal memory. 1 Select [Card Setup] in shooting menu W (P. 88). 2 Select [Format]. 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. • Formatting is performed. All Erase Format Card Setup Back Set Copying images in the internal memory to the card (Backup) Backs up image data in the internal memory to the card. 1 Select [Backup] in shooting menu W (P. 88). 2 Select [Yes]. • To cancel [Backup], select [No].
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48 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Restoring default or custom settings (Reset/C Mode Setup) Camera settings can be easily restored to one of two presets. Using reset settings Restore default settings. 1 Select [Reset/C Mode Setup] in shooting menu W. 2 Select [Reset] and press Q. • Highlight [Reset] and press I to choose the reset type. To reset all settings except the date, language, and a few others, highlight [Full] and press Q. g “Menu directory” (P. 88) 3 Select [Yes] and press Q. Reset/C Mode Setup Reset Custom Mode 1 Custom Mode 2 Set Set Basic Back Set Saving [C Mode Setup] Restore preselected settings for P, A, S or M mode. The shooting mode does not change. Up to 2 sets of preselected settings can be stored. 1 Adjust settings in order to save. 2 Select [Reset/C Mode Setup] in shooting menu W. 3 Select the desired destination ([Custom Mode 1]–[Custom Mode 2]) and press I. • [Set] appears next to destinations ([Custom Mode 1]–[Custom Mode 2]) to which settings have already been saved. Selecting [Set] again overwrites the registered setting. • To cancel the registration, select [Reset]. 4 Select [Set] and press Q. • Functions that can be saved to [C Mode Setup]. g “Menu directory” (P. 88) Calling the settings registered Set the mode dial to C1 or C2, and you can call the settings registered in [Custom Mode 1] or [Custom Mode 2] respectively.
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49 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 Processing options (picture mode) Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters. Changes to each picture mode are stored separately. 1 Select [Picture Mode] in shooting menu W. 2 1 c Shooting Menu 1 Back Set j 4:3 D Card Setup Reset/C Mode Setup Backup Picture Mode Image Aspect 2 Select an option with FG and press Q. h Vivid Produces vivid colors. i Natural Produces natural colors. j Muted Produces flat tones. Z Portrait Produces beautiful skin tones. J Monotone Produces black and white tone. j Pop Art Choose an art filter and select the desired effect. k Soft Focus l Pale&Light Color m Light Tone n Grainy Film o Pin Hole s Diorama t Cross Process u Gentle Sepia v Dramatic Tone Y Key Line
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50 EN Frequently-used options/Customizing camera settings 3 3 Press I to display settings for the selected option. h-Z J Contrast Distinction between light and dark   Sharpness Sharpness of the image   Saturation Vividness of the color  k Gradation Adjust tone (gradation).   Auto Divides the image into detailed regions and adjusts the brightness separately for each region. This is effective for images with areas of large contrast in which the whites appear too bright or the blacks appear too dark. Normal Use [Normal] mode for general uses. High Key Gradation for a bright subject. Low Key Gradation for a dark subject. B&W Filter (Monotone) Creates a black and white image. The filter color is brightened and the complementary color is darkened. k  N:Neutral Creates a normal black and white image. Ye:Yellow Reproduces clearly defined white cloud with natural blue sky. Or:Orange Slightly emphasizes colors in blue skies and sunsets. R:Red Strongly emphasizes colors in blue skies and brightness of crimson foliage. G:Green Strongly emphasizes colors in red lips and green leaves. Pict. Tone (Monotone) Colors the black and white image. k  N:Neutral Creates a normal black and white image. S:Sepia Sepia B:Blue Bluish P:Purple Purplish G:Green Greenish # Cautions • Changes to contrast have no effect at settings other than [Normal]. Image quality (record mode) Select an image quality. You can select a separate image quality for photographs and movies. This is the same as the [K] item in [Live Control]. • You can change the JPEG image size and compression ratio combination, and [X] and [W] pixel counts. [K set], [Pixel Count] g “Record modes (still images)” (P. 40)

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