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E-300 Manual

E-300 Manual

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DIGITAL CAMERA
ADVANCED MANUAL
ADVANCED MANUAL
DIGITAL CAMERA
ADAN C DMAN UA
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your newcamera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and alonger service life.
This manual explains advanced techniques such as shooting and playback functions,customizing functions or settings and transferring recorded images to a computer, etc.
We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera beforetaking important photographs.
The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during thedevelopment stages and may differ from the actual product.
PrintingTransferring images to acomputerBasic operationsSelecting the right mode forshooting conditionsFocusing functionsPlayback Things to know before shootingVarious shooting functionsExposure,image and colorCustomizing the settings/ functions of your cameraAppendixInformation
VE835501
http://www.olympus.com/ 
Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JapanTwo Corporate Center Drive, PO Box 9058, Melville, NY11747-9058, U.S.A.Tel. 1-631-844-5000
Technical Support (USA)
24/7 online automated help: http://www.olympusamerica.com/E1Phone customer support: Tel. 1-800-260-1625 (Toll-free)Our phone customer support is available from 8 am to 10 pm(Monday to Friday) ETE-Mail: e-slrpro@olympusamerica.comOlympus software updates can be obtained at: http://www.olympus.com/digitalPremises:Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, GermanyTel. +49 40 - 23 77 3-0 / Fax +49 40 - 23 07 61Goods delivery: Bredowstrasse 20, 22113 Hamburg, GermanyLetters: Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany
European Technical Customer Support:
Please visit our homepage
http://www.olympus-europa.com
or call our TOLLFREE NUMBER*:
00800 - 67 10 83 00
for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg,Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom*Please note some (mobile) phone services/provider do not permit access orrequest an additional prefix to +800 numbers.For all not listed European Countries and in case that you can’t get connected tothe above mentioned number please make use of the followingCHARGED NUMBERS:
+49 180 5 - 67 10 83
or
+49 40 - 237 73 899
Our Technical Customer Support is available from 9 am to 6 pm MET(Monday toFriday)
 ©2004Printed in China
 
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How to use this manual
This manual includes a table of contents, index and menu list to help youeasily locate the information you need.
Searching the table of contents
~
P.4
All section titles and chapter headings are listed in the table of contents so thatyou can quickly find the information you need. There is a chapter containinginformation you need to know before using your camera for the first time, achapter that describes basic shooting procedures, etc.
When you want to play back the images you have justtaken.
Go to Chapter 7 Playback and look for the page titled“Viewing still images........108”.
For example
7 Playback107
Viewing still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Single-frame playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111Information display
INFO
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114Rotating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115Playback on TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116Editing still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117Protecting images — Preventing accidental erasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119Erasing images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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Customizing the settings/functions of your camera
123
AELMETERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124EV STEP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
 
Searching the index
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P.207
Terms used in this manual (such as the names of functions) are listed inalphabetical order. When you come across a term that you are not familiar with orabout which you want to learn more, you can search the index to find the relevantpage. Camera part names and monitor indications are listed at the end of themanual.
If you want to know more about the term “HQ”
Go to the index at the end of this manual and look under Hfor “HQ.......36”.
For example
1
I  nf   om a t  i   on
Auto flash..................................................54
B
BEACH & SNOW ................................42Beep sound ......................................131Bulb shooting............................................51
C
C-AF..........................................................82CANDLE ............................................42CARD SETUP........................................135Card adapter..........................................157Center weighted averagingmetering ..........................................86CLEANING MODE..................................182Close-up playback ............................109COLOR SPACE......................................106Compact Flash........................................172Compression............................................34CONTRAST......................................102Fill-in flash ..........................................56FIREWORKS ......................................40Flash intensity control ........................60Flash mode ..........................................54FOCUS RING........................................126Focus lock................................................30FORMAT................................................135
G
GRADATION ....................................104
H
HIGH KEY..........................................40HQ............................................................36
I
Image rotation ..................................115Index display ....................................111ISO BOOST..............................................92
J
JPEG........................................................35
 
Searching the list of menus
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P.192
The camera’s menus are listed in a tree structure. When you come across a menuwhose name is unfamiliar on the menu screen, you can find the relevant pages forthis menu function in the menu list.
When you want to know how to make settings for WB inthe menu screen
Go through the menus until you find WB and look for thereference page number.
For example
Menu directory
 5.0 - 0.0 - +5.0P. 88RAW, TIFF, SHQ, HQ , SQ, P. 36RAW
+
SHQ, RAW
+
HQ,RAW
+
SQAUTO , , SLOW, P. 58SLOW, SLOW2, ,
AF
S-AF , C-AF, MF, S-AF
+
MFP. 79
WB
AUTO , 3000K, 3600K, 4000K, P. 954500K, 6600K, 5300K,6000K, 7500K, CWB1,CWB2, CWB3, CWB4,
ISO
AUTO , 100, 200, 400, P. 91800, 1600ESP, , P. 86AUTOP78
Shooting Menu
MenuFunctionSettingRef.Page
*For information on how to read the instructions in this manual, refer to “How to read theinstruction pages” (P. 3)
VVV
 
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How to read the instruction pages
This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page inthis manual.
Indications used in this manual
Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunctionor operational problems. Also warns of operations that should beabsolutely avoided.Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out ofyour camera.Reference pages describing details or related information.
~
Sets the camera to any ofthe modes shown.This represents the arrowpad. Only arrowsapplicable to theoperation are shown.
135
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 C  u s t   omi  i  n g t   e s e t   t  i  n g s /  f   un c t  i   on s of   y o u c am e a
CARD SETUP
 
Formatting the card
Lets you format a card. Formatting prepares cards to receive data.Non-Olympus cards or cards formatted on a computer must be formatted with thecamera before they can be used.
All data stored on the card,including protected images,is erased when thecard is formatted.When formatting a used card,confirm there are no imagesthat you still want to keep on the card.
1
Menu
T T
CARD SETUP
~
How to use the menus
(P.25)
2
Press .
The CARD SETUPscreen is displayed.
3
Press to select FORMAT.Press.
The FORMATscreen is displayed.
4
Press to select YES.Press
OK
.
FORMATis performed.
FORMAT
ALL ERASE
CARD SETUP
CANCELSELECT
GO
ENU
P A S M
SCENE
Available modes
MENU
OK
button
Step through the menusin the order of the arrows(P. 25)
TIPS

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