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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.
For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : C-4040ZOOM Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trademarks • IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. • All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners. • The standards for camera file systems referred to in this manual are the “Design Rule for Camera File System/DCF” standards stipulated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Stores your pictures on SmartMedia (card). ENLARGE SIZE setting Lets you make clear, goodquality prints in larger sizes such as A3 (11" x 14"), etc. TV Playback* Picture transfer to a computer
Exposure modes to suit various applications. P: Program auto A: Aperture priority S: Shutter priority M: Manual mode
Take sequential shots!
Easy menu operation Menus are grouped according to function.
Assign a function you use frequently to a button. Record movies! In addition to still pictures, you can also record video with sound.
*Video signal is either NTSC or PAL compatible depending on the video standard in the intended area of distribution.
Name of parts ............................................................................10 Camera 10 Viewfinder indications 12 Control panel indications 13 Monitor indications — Shooting information 15 Monitor indications — Playback information 19 Still picture playback information 19 Movie playback information 20 How to use this manual ................................................................21
Attaching the strap ................................................................24 Loading the batteries ..............................................................25 Battery check 26 Card basics ..........................................................................28 Inserting/ejecting the card 29 Power on/off ........................................................................30 Card check 31 Date/time setting ..................................................................32 Adjusting the diopter ..............................................................35 Holding the camera................................................................35
Taking still pictures ..........................................................37 Recording movies ..........................................................38 Viewing still pictures — Using Quick View ........................39 Playing back movies — Using Quick View ........................40 Erasing pictures ................................................................41
.............................................................................Contents Using the menus 3 42 What are the menus? ..................................................................................65 Auto focus 65 When Auto focus does not work — Subjects that are difficult to focus on 66 Focus lock — Focusing on subjects that are not in the center of the frame 67 AF MODE — Changing the focus range 68 FULLTIME AF — A reliable time-saving way to focus 69 Manual focus 70 Taking still pictures .......................43 Top menu .....44 MODE MENU.........................48 MODE MENU functions (shooting) ..................................72 Taking still pictures while using the viewfinder 72 Taking still pictures while using the monitor 74 Chapter 4 5 .......53 Shortcut menu.......................................54 Mode dial & shortcut menus......................................................................................................................................................................55 Mode dial & factory default settings ............................................47 Example of how to set a function ...................................................................................45 Using tabs ..........................................................................................56 Chapter Shooting basics 58 Shooting mode setting — Mode dial........................................64 Focusing .... setting.............................................. and saving functions .............................................59 Aperture setting — Aperture priority shooting 61 Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting 62 Aperture & Shutter speed setting — Manual shooting 63 How to use the shutter button ....46 Selecting...................................................49 MODE MENU functions (playback)...............................43 Menu basics ...........
........................77 Zoom — Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting ..........................79 Digital zoom 79 Flash shooting .........................................................Contents Recording movies ........................................................................................................98 Recording sound with still pictures ....97 Panorama shooting .......................................101 Chapter 5 6 ........81 Auto-flash 81 Red-eye reduction flash 81 Fill-in flash 81 Flash off 82 Slow Synchronization SLOW1 SLOW2 SLOW 82 Using the Slow Synchronization flash 83 Using the flash 84 Flash intensity control 86 Chapter 4 Advanced shooting 87 Sequential shooting ..............91 Spot metering — Selecting the metering area 91 Multi-metering — Metering the exposure of more than one point in the frame 92 AE lock — Locking the exposure 94 Macro mode setting — Taking close-up pictures .......................................96 FUNCTION — Taking black & white or sepia-toned pictures..................................100 Recording sound with movies .........88 Sequential shooting & AF Sequential shooting 88 Auto bracketing — Shooting pictures sequentially with a different exposure for each frame 89 Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness ...............................................................
.......118 MOVIE PLAYBACK 119 INDEX 120 EDIT 122 Displaying shooting information ..........117 Playing back movies — MOVIE PLAY ..........................................................126 Selecting the number of pictures 127 Adding sound................................Contents Adjusting image quality and exposure 6 102 Record mode .......................................................................................................................................114 Chapter Playback 115 Playing back still pictures .......................103 Selecting record modes 103 ENLARGE SIZE 106 ISO sensitivity ..................128 Protect ..............................................................124 Close-up playback ............112 Contrast ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................109 AUTO (auto white balance) 109 PRESET (preset white balance) 109 (One-Touch white balance) 109 White balance adjustment 111 Sharpness.....................................................................113 Noise reduction ...................................................................................107 Exposure compensation ..........................................................129 Chapter 7 7 ......116 Single-frame playback 116 Quick View 116 Slide-show .......................................................125 Index display .........................108 White balance .......................................
........................................................................................156 Resetting Print Reserve ...................................................133 Picture rotation 134 Chapter 7 Useful functions 135 Custom button.................................153 Single-frame Print Reserve ..........................................148 Measurement units: m/ft (meters/feet) .......................................................................................................................................146 File name .........................................................................Contents Erasing pictures ...........................................................................................................................................................132 Playback on a TV ...............................................147 Pixel Mapping .................................139 Setting the shortcut menu 140 Using the shortcut menu 141 Self-timer shooting ................146 Rec View ........151 All-frame Print Reserve ...................................................................................154 Trimming setting ...................................................................................136 Setting the custom button 137 Using the custom button 137 Shortcut .................................................................................................142 All Reset ......159 8 ...................149 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Print setting 150 How to print pictures ...............................................................143 Beep ............130 Single-frame erase 130 All-frame erase 131 Formatting cards .....................................................................
.....................173 Chapter Chapter 11 Using optional accessories 174 AC adapter ..........197 Chapter 9 ...................................................180 12 Miscellaneous 182 Troubleshooting..............................175 External flash .....161 How to connect 162 Installing a USB driver when using Windows 98/98SE 164 Transferring images to a computer — Downloading....................................................................................................................................194 Index ..........166 Removing the card 170 Removing the USB cable 172 Saving directly from a card ................................................................................................................190 Specifications ...................................................................................................................................................................176 Using the FL-40 external flash 176 Using commercially available external flashes 178 Compatible commercially available external flashes 179 Remote control shooting..........................................................183 User maintenance ......189 After use 189 Cleaning the camera 189 Error codes..........Contents 10 Transferring pictures to a computer 160 Connecting directly to a computer by cable ..................192 Glossary of terms .........................................................................................
13. 133) Card cover (P. 126) Name of parts Control panel (P. 35) DC-IN jack (P. 84) Strap eyelet (P.Camera Zoom lever (T/W) (P. 142. 180) Microphone (P. 176) ● Unscrew to remove the cover before connecting the bracket cable. 14) Self-timer/Remote control lamp (P. 64) Flash (P. 24) Lens 5-pin external flash socket ( ) (P. 175) A/V OUT jack (MONO) (P. 125. 180) Remote control receiver (P. 162) 10 . 29) USB connector (P. 133) Connector cover (P. 128) Shutter button (P. 79) Index display/Close-up playback lever ( / ) (P. Diopter adjustment dial (P.
142) 11 Name of parts . A/S/M. 116) ) (P.) Macro/Spot button ( Print button ( ) (P. OFF. 64) Battery compartment cover (P. 43) Manual focus button ( ) (P. (P. 74) Card access lamp (P. 30. 129) Monitor button ( ) (P. P. 134) Battery compartment lock (P.Camera (Cont. 59. 12) Arrow pad (ÑñÉí) ) Monitor (P. 15–20. 130) Flash mode button ( ) (P. 96) Erase button ( ) (P. 94) Custom button ( Protect button ( Rotation button (P. 153) Mode dial ( . 136) ) (P. 84) Viewfinder (P. 25) Tripod socket (P. 60. 70) AE lock button (P. 74) OK/Menu button (P. 25) ) (P. 91.
Green lamp (P. 84) ● In some situations. it means that the flash is recharging. 72. This indicates that the flash will then fire when the picture is taken. Wait until the lamp stops blinking. ● Blinks when there is a problem with the card. AF target mark (P. this lamp lights. 72) ● When you press the shutter button down halfway to lock focus and exposure. then press the shutter button.Viewfinder indications 1 Name of parts 2 3 1 Orange lamp (P. ● When this lamp blinks just after you change from the flash override mode to another mode or after you shoot with the flash. 72) ● Place this on the subject. ● Blinks if the flash is required and the flash is turned off. the lamp blinks. this lamp lights up when you press the shutter button halfway. If the subject is out of focus. 2 3 12 .
this indication blinks. : Off (flash override) Manual Focus (P. : Red-eye reduction flash. If there is a problem with the card. 110) ● Displayed when the White balance is set to any mode except AUTO. White balance (P. 31. No indication: Auto-flash. then turns off. 5 Card error (P. 107) ● Displayed when the ISO is set to any mode except AUTO. 86) ● Displayed when the amount of the light emitted by the flash is adjusted. 190. 71) ● Displayed when locking focus using the Manual focus function. Battery check (P. 81– 83) ● Displayed when the flash mode is selected by pressing the (flash mode) button. 191) 6 7 ● When the power is turned on.Control panel indications 1 0 ! @ # $ % ^ & 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1 Flash mode (P. Flash intensity control (P. this indication appears. the camera checks the card. When the ISO is increased automatically in the AUTO mode. : Fill-in flash. SLOW: Slow synchronization flash. 26) ● When remaining battery power is low. the battery check indication changes as follows: 2 3 4 Fully charged Low power Blinks. 70. No power ● Be aware that the time when the battery check indication appears varies depending on the type of batteries used. 13 Name of parts . ISO (P.
! Spot metering mode (P. Seconds remaining ( mode only) (P. HQ. SQ1. 91) ● Displayed when the Spot metering mode is set. 108) ● Displayed when exposure compensation is set to any value except 0. 142. 0 Macro mode (P. 14 . Card writing ● Displayed when recorded pictures are being written to a card. 88) # $ % ^ & ● Displayed when the drive mode is set to Sequential shooting or AF Sequential shooting.Control panel indications (Cont. 75) ● Displays the number of still pictures you can shoot.) 1 Name of parts 0 ! @ # $ % ^ & 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 8 Exposure compensation (P. SHQ. 180) ● Displayed when self-timer shooting or remote control shooting is set. SQ2) ● Displays the record mode. 100. 103) (TIFF. 191. 101) ● Displayed when the sound record mode is set to “ON”. @ Sequential shooting (P. Number of storable still pictures (P. 31) ● Displayed if there is a problem with the card. 77) ● Displays available movie recording time. the corresponding indication blinks. If SHQ or HQ is set higher than 2272 x 1704. T See “Error codes” on page 190. 90) ● Displayed when the drive mode is set to the Auto-bracket mode. Sound record (P. 9 Auto-bracket (P. Self-timer/remote control mode (P. Record mode (P. Card error (P. 96) ● Displayed when the macro mode is engaged.
Monitor indications — Shooting information The indications vary depending on the shooting mode. The information below is displayed for about 3 seconds after operating the buttons/mode dial or closing the menus. Exposure compensation (P. 63) ● Displays the difference between the exposure determined by the currently selected aperture and shutter speed compared to the exposure level considered optimal by the camera. : Movie mode Aperture value (P. 1 Shooting mode (P. 61) ● Displays the current aperture value. 108) ● Displays the current exposure (brightness) compensation value. 60) ● Displays the shooting mode. 74) ● Place this on the subject. AEL AEL SLOW1 2272x1704 * The illustrations show examples of indications displayed when the mode dial is set to P. S: Shutter priority mode. A: Aperture priority mode. The information below is always displayed in the shooting mode. 62) ● Displays the current shutter speed. P: Program mode. Shutter speed (P. AF target mark (P. 2 3 4 5 15 Name of parts . M: Manual mode. 59. Exposure differential (M mode only) (P.
) Name of parts AEL 6 Number of storable still pictures (P. Manual Focus (P. the indication changes as shown below. 77) ● Displays available movie recording time. 16 .Monitor indications — Shooting information (Cont. This indicator is displayed until the AE memory is turned off. If you take pictures continuously. 9 Exposure lock (P. 78) ● Displays the amount of space used by the pictures stored in the built-in memory. the indication disappears. 76. 75) ● Displays the number of still pictures you can shoot. 70) ● Displayed when locking focus using the Manual focus function. 92 – 95) AEL : AE lock ● The exposure is locked until single-frame shooting is performed. 7 8 The memory gauge changes depending on the number of storable pictures or seconds remaining. MEMO : AE memory ● The exposure is locked and retained in memory even after shooting. Seconds remaining ( mode only) (P. After you shoot. Memory gauge (P.
When set to AUTO.Monitor indications — Shooting information (Cont. 88) ● Displayed when the drive mode is set on the menus. 200 or 400) selected on the menus. the ISO is automatically increased in low-light situations when the flash is not used. 103) TIFF/SHQ/HQ/SQ1/SQ2 ● Displays the record mode selected on the menus. ! @ # $ 17 Name of parts . BKT : Auto-bracket White balance (P. : Fluorescent. : AF Sequential shooting. No indication: AUTO. : One touch white balance ISO (P. : Daylight. When AUTO is selected. : Overcast. 104) ● Displays the number of pixels. This is to prevent blurring from camera movement. 110) ● Displayed when WB is set on the menus. : Self-timer/remote control shooting.) AEL SLOW1 2272x1704 0 Drive mode (P. : Single-frame shooting. 100. Number of pixels (P. the ISO changes to 100 when the Mode dial is set to A/S/M. : Tungsten light. Record mode (P. 107) ● Displays the ISO (AUTO. : Sequential shooting.
: Off (flash override) Spot metering/Macro mode (P.Monitor indications — Shooting information (Cont. SLOW1/ SLOW2/ SLOW1: Slow synchronization flash. 96) ● Displayed when the Spot metering/Macro mode is selected by pressing the (Macro/Spot) button. No indication: Auto-flash. : Macro. 91. No indication: Digital ESP (factory default setting). : Fill-in flash. 100. 101) ● Displayed when is set on the menus. : Spot metering. 84) ● Displayed when the flash mode is selected by pressing the (flash mode) button. : Red-eye reduction flash. : Spot metering+Macro Sound record (P.) AEL Name of parts SLOW1 2272x1704 % Flash mode (P. ^ & 18 .
0 ISO400 ’01. Print reserve (P.23. 129) ● Displayed when the picture is protected. Still picture playback information x10 x10 HQ HQ SIZE: 2272x1704 F2.12.23 21:56 FILE: 123–3456 When INFO is set to ON ’01.12. 154) ● Displays the number of prints. Number of pixels Aperture value Shutter speed Exposure compensation White balance ISO File number Fully charged Low power 2 3 4 5 ● Be aware that the time when the battery check indication appears varies depending on the type of batteries used. 21:56 6453 When INFO is set to OFF 1 Battery check ● The battery check indication changes as follows: No indication No power 6 Record mode 7 Frame number 8 Time 9 Date 0 ! @ # $ % ^ ● The year 2001 is displayed as 01. 154) ● Displayed when the Print reserve is set. Sound record ● Displayed when sound is recorded.0 1/800 +2.Monitor indications — Playback information INFO setting on the Menu allows you to select how much information to display (P. Number of prints (P. 124). 19 Name of parts . Protect (P.
Playing time Total recording time Frame number Date ● The year 2001 is displayed as 01. 129) ● Displayed when the picture is 0" / 15" protected. ● The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the thumbnail display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie play function (P.Monitor indications — Playback information (Cont.) Movie playback information Name of parts HQ SIZE: 320x240 6453 When INFO is set to OFF ’01. 119). 20 . 116) 3 Sound record 4 5 6 7 Record mode 8 Number of pixels 9 File number ● Displayed when sound is ● During movie playback. 19) 2 Movie mark (P. recording time appears as follows: Protect (P.23 FILE: 123–3456 When INFO is set to ON 1 Battery check (P.12. the recorded. 116.
How to use this manual
The instructions in this manual use a series of numbers for each operating procedure and button/dial illustration. Follow these numbers in order when operating the camera.
Set the mode dial to the position shown in the illustration. In this example, you would set P.
It is possible to set the date/time of the built-in clock. Since the date/time is saved with recorded pictures, be sure to set it correctly. mode dial 1 Set theexcept OFF. position to any
2 Press (P. 43).
to display Menu turns on
● Be sure to remove the lens cap beforehand since the lens automatically extrudes when the mode dial is set to any position except .
● The monitor automatically.
Means “Press this button”.
í on 3 Press MENU. the arrow pad to select MODE
● In this step and the following steps, the screens show examples of the menus displayed in the P mode.
If a button is shown in black, press it as part of the step.
SETUP CARD PIC CAM
4 Press ñ to select SETUP, then press í.
● The items in the SETUP menu appear.
ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING
5 Press Ññ to select
, then press í.
SETUP CARD PIC CAM
’01.01.01 01.01.01 00:00
Ñ, ñ, É and í used in instructions correspond
to the buttons on the arrow pad as shown.
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Ñ í ñ 21
How to use this manual (Cont.)
Before using this function, set the mode dial to the position shown.
FULLTIME AF — A reliable time-saving way to focus
FULLTIME AF keeps the image on the monitor in focus at all times, without having to press the shutter button halfway. This function reduces focusing time. When OFF is selected, images cannot be focused unless the shutter button is pressed halfway.
1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T CAMERA T FULLTIME AF T ON.
74). 2 Turn on the monitor (P.Fulltime AF does not function. ● If the monitor is not on, Mode dial & Fulltime AF Mode dial P A/S/M Fulltime AF Factory default setting OFF OFF –
● If (for movies) is set to OFF, the camera will adjust the focus and exposure as needed during movie recording, regardless of the Fulltime AF setting. ● Battery life is shorter when Fulltime AF is used.
How to use the menu is shown here. Set the functions in the menus in the order of these arrows. Before using the menus, read “Using the Menus”, Chapter 3 for details.
Before using the camera, you should follow the steps outlined in this chapter.
Attaching the strap
Pull the string loop through the hole in the lens cap.
Loosen the strap in the stopper beforehand to adjust the strap length. Thread the strap through the stopper as indicated by the arrows. When the strap length is satisfactory, pull on the strap to make sure it is securely fastened.
Put the strap through the string loop. Thread the strap through the strap eyelet.
Attach the strap to the other strap eyelet following steps 3 – 5.
● Always put the camera in its case when carrying it. ● Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing serious damage. ● Attach the strap correctly as shown so that the camera does not fall off. If the strap is attached incorrectly and the camera falls off, Olympus is not responsible for any damages.
NiCd batteries. ● Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack. 5 Insert the batteries in the direction shown in the illustration. Important: ● CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be charged. the mode dial is set to OFF).Loading the batteries Chapter 1 This camera uses 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs or 4 AA (R6) NiMH batteries. 4 3 Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow printed on it. Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. If an insulating sheet covers the terminals. using your fingertip. peel it off ONLY from the terminals. Using a fingernail could result in injury.e. When using lithium battery packs When using AA (R6) batteries ~ Continued on next page 25 . 1 2 Make sure the camera is turned off (i.
6 7 8 Battery check Slide the battery compartment lock on the battery compartment cover in the direction of . ● If the camera is left for 1 hour with the batteries removed. ● After taking a picture or when turning on the power with batteries that are running low. Remaining power level: exhausted. ● When pressing the battery compartment cover shut. the battery check indication on the control panel changes as follows: Lights. Replace the batteries and take the picture again. 26 . as it may be difficult to close properly by pressing the edge. 12 sec. When remaining battery power is low. it will noticeably shorten the life of the batteries. Turns off after blinking for approx. all the internal settings will revert to the default settings. ● If the terminals inside the battery compartment are dirty. Do not touch the inside of the battery compartment. Replace with a new battery. the picture just taken will not turn out properly.) Chapter 1 Close the battery compartment cover. If this happens. Replace with a new battery.Loading the batteries (Cont. be sure to press the center of the cover. Remaining power level: low. ● Make sure the cover is completely closed. then press it down and slide it in the opposite direction of the arrow printed on it. the camera may emit several short beeps and the number of storable pictures will blink. Remaining power level: high Blinks.
400 frames* Approx. 360 minutes* * These figures are for reference only and are not guaranteed.) Service life of CR-V3 lithium battery packs 1 Number of pictures 2 Display time Approx. • When the monitor is turned on. 175) ● Power is consumed continuously during the conditions below. camera shooting conditions. • When communicating with a PC 27 Chapter 1 . • When the Fulltime AF mode is turned on. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. (P. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. it is recommended that you use the optional AC adapter. ● When connecting the camera to a PC. This could reduce the number of pictures that can be taken.Loading the batteries (Cont. Shooting conditions • Repeat the same function in sequential 2fps shooting conditions for no more than 10 minutes then take a break • Flash use no more than 50% • One zoom adjustment for every 2 shots • Fulltime AF turned off • Digital zoom off • No displaying on or connecting to a PC • Temperature 25°C (77°F) 2 Repeated sequential display in the slide show mode with periodic breaks 1 ● The lives of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery. etc. manufacturer. • Repeated power zoom adjustments.
Index area Use the provided index label to indicate the card’s contents.). or apply any physical shock to the card. and/or edited on a PC. all cards except 2MB) ● Market-available 3 V (3. Before use. 132).Card basics Chapter 1 This camera uses SmartMedia to record pictures. ● Do not bend. ● Market-available 5 V cards cannot be used. etc.3 V) cards (4 MB – 128 MB. Humidity: up to 95 % ● Put the card into its anti-electrostatic case for storage or transportation. 28 . This reference manual uses the term “card” when referring to SmartMedia. all cards except 2MB) ● 2 MB cards cannot be used. overwritten. What is SmartMedia? Images recorded and stored on SmartMedia can easily be deleted. ● Do not touch the contact area of the card. be sure to format the card on this camera (P. Compatible SmartMedia cards ● Provided 16 MB standard card ● Optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards (4 MB – 128 MB. ● Read the provided SmartMedia instruction manual carefully. 31. drop.3 V)) or a card that was formatted on another device (such as PC. ● This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card (such as 3 V (3. 1 1 2 2 3 3 Contact area The area where the card comes into contact with the camera Write-protect area Attach the provided write-protect seal when you want to protect your data from accidental erasure or overwriting. ● Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F). Storing temperature: –20°C to 65°C (–4°F to 149°F).
e. ● Note the orientation of the card.) Inserting/ejecting the card Chapter 1 1 Make sure the camera is turned off (i. remove the batteries. it may become jammed. 29 . ● NEVER open the card cover. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. or disconnect the optional AC adapter while the camera is in use or the camera is communicating with a computer. eject the card. If it is inserted incorrectly. ● Destroyed data cannot be restored. then pull it out. 3 Ejecting the card Push in the card lightly to unlock it. 2 Open the Card cover. the mode dial is set to OFF). 3 Inserting the card Insert the card fully with the contact area facing towards the monitor side. Insert until you feel it locked into place. 4 Close the cover tightly.Card basics (Cont.
30 . the camera automatically enters the Sleep mode after about 3 minutes of non-operation.OFF. ● When there is insufficient space remaining. The amount of data varies depending on the subject. etc. A/S/M. Lens cap Card cover TIPS ● If the camera stops working T To save battery power. ● The camera Mode dial ● The lens moves out when the mode dial is not set to . The camera activates again as soon as you touch the zoom lever or mode dial. replace the card with a new/storable card or erase unwanted pictures in the existing card to make space.Power on/off Chapter 1 1 Press the tabs on the lens cap to remove it. or increased when a picture is erased. ● The camera dial to 3 Set the modeturns off. or . dial to 2 Set the modeturns on. ● The number of storable pictures may not be reduced every time a picture is taken.P. the camera beeps and CARD FULL appears on the monitor. If this happens.
Power on/off (Cont.)
When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. Control panel Monitor TIPS There is no card in the camera or the card is not locked into place. T Insert the card until it locks in place.
Card error mark
There is a problem with the card. T Use a new card.
CAUTION ERASING ALL
The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. T Format the card. 1 Press ñ to select FORMAT, then press . ● The FORMAT screen appears. 2 Press Ñ to select FORMAT, then press to start formatting. ● When formatting is complete, the monitor will display the subject you are shooting.
It is possible to set the date/time of the built-in clock. Since the date/time is saved with recorded pictures, be sure to set it correctly. mode dial 1 Set theexcept OFF. position to any
2 Press (P. 43).
to display Menu turns on
● Be sure to remove the lens cap beforehand since the lens automatically extrudes when the mode dial is set to any position except .
● The monitor automatically.
í on 3 Press MENU. the arrow pad to select MODE
● In this step and the following steps, the screens show examples of the menus displayed in the P mode.
SETUP CARD PIC CAM
4 Press ñ to select SETUP, then press í.
● The items in the SETUP menu appear.
ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING
5 Press Ññ to select
, then press í.
SETUP CARD PIC CAM
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Date/time setting (Cont.)
is selected in green on 6 When the screen, press Ññ to select the date format. ● Select any one of the following formats: DMY (Day/Month/Year) MDY (Month/Day/Year) YMD (Year/Month/Day) ● This step and the following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D.
7 Press í to move to the year (Y) setting.
Press Ññ to 8 the month (M) set the year. When the year is set, press í to move to setting. ● Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. ● To move back to the previous setting, press É.
Date/time setting (Cont.)
. 9 Press camera returns to the menu 10 To turn offtothe camera, set the ● The mode dial OFF. screen. ● If is pressed again, the menu will disappear and the screen will enter the shooting mode. ● For a more accurate setting, don't press until the clock hits 00 seconds. The clock starts when you press the button.
● When the shooting mode is set to OFF, the lens is retracted.
● The current settings stay the same even when the power is turned off, unless they are readjusted. ● The date setting will be canceled if the camera is left with no batteries for approx. 1 hour. If this happens, set the date again.
Correct Horizontal grip Flash Vertical grip Lens Top view Do not hold this part of the lens. Be aware that using the zoom causes the camera to shake easily. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. 35 Chapter 1 Turn the Diopter adjustment dial to see the AF target mark clearly.Adjusting the diopter Viewfinder Diopter adjustment dial AF target mark Holding the camera Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. .
Before using the camera. be sure to follow the steps explained in chapter 1. This Quick-start guide has been designed for those who want to become familiar with the camera in a very short time. .Chapter 2 Quick-start guide Explains the simplest shooting and playback methods.
● The green lamp and card access lamp blink and the camera begins storing pictures on the card. 37 Chapter 2 . Card access lamp press 3 To focus on the subject. or pull the plug of an optional AC adapter when the card access lamp is blinking. ● If you shoot with strong backlighting. slowly and ● When the subject is in focus. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. press the shutter button gently all the way (fully). etc. the green lamp lights up. gently. the shutter button halfway. shadows may be colored in pictures.. remove the batteries.Taking still pictures cap 1 Remove the lensto P. ● NEVER open the card cover. eject the card. Green lamp 4 To start shooting. and set the mode dial 2 Point the camera towards a subject while viewing through the viewfinder.
Card access lamp the shutter 3 Pressgreen lamp onbutton halfway. 101). ● If you use all the displayed seconds remaining. shooting finishes automatically and the camera starts writing the movie to the card. 38 . 2 Point the camera towards the subject and compose the picture while viewing through the monitor. ● When the sound recording mode is set to ON. ● When the sound recording mode is set to ON. ● The monitor turns on. sound can be recorded with movies (P. the focus is locked for the entire time you shoot a movie. ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts writing the movie to the card. setting the sound recording mode to OFF lets you keep the subjects focused at all times. Seconds remaining 5 Press the shutter button all the way again to stop recording. up.Recording movies Chapter 2 Viewfinder Green lamp 1 Remove the lens cap and set the mode dial to . ● The the viewfinder lights AF target mark 4 Press the shutter button all the way to start recording. ● The orange lamp lights up during movie recording. If the distance between the camera and subjects changes often.
Jumps to the picture 10 frames behind. Zoom lever Turning the zoom lever towards T: Enlarges the picture (P. button ● The monitor turns on and the recorded picture appears. ● The monitor turns off. 125).Viewing still pictures — Using Quick View the (monitor) 1 Press twice quickly. 126). press the shutter button halfway. To turn it on again. ● Pictures indicated by are movie frames. Shoot pictures using the viewfinder. press any button. W: Displays multiple pictures at the same time (P. T See “Playing back movies” on page 40. Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. the monitor turns off automatically. ● If the camera is not operated for over 3 minutes when the monitor is on. 3 To return to the shooting mode. Displays the previous picture. 2 Display the desired pictures using the arrow pad. 39 Chapter 2 . Displays the next picture.
6 To return to the shooting mode. MOVIE PLAY INFO MODE MENU MOVIE 4 Press Ññ to select MOVIE PLAYBACK on the PLAY screen. the screen returns to the beginning of the movie. ● The card access lamp blinks while movie data is accessed. ● The monitor turns off. Shoot pictures using the viewfinder. ● When playback finishes. MOVIE PLAY PLA MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX EDIT CANCEL SELECT GO 5 Press to start Playback. press the shutter button halfway. Press to display menu.Playing back movies — Using Quick View Chapter 2 1 2 Display the movie frame (picture with T See steps 1 and 2 on page 39. ) you want to play back. 40 . Press 3 select Ñ on the arrow pad to MOVIE PLAY.
If it is. press Ñ to select YES. Press the (erase) button. remove the write-protect seal. 4 Press to erase the picture. 41 Chapter 2 . ● Make sure the card is not write-protected. 3 ERASE YES NO SELECT GO When the ERASE screen appears. press ñ on the arrow pad to select NO.Erasing pictures 1 2 Display the picture you want to erase. T See steps 1 and 2 on page 39. and press or the button. ● To cancel erasure.
. Some functions on this camera are only available by using the menus.Chapter 3 Using the Menus This chapter explains what the camera's menus are and how they work.
See how menu operations flow together on the chart below. The menus can be operated using and ÑñÉí . SETUP tabs (P. PICTURE. 47) Closing the menu (P. 44) Selecting MODE MENU (P. 47) Saving settings (P. CARD. 45) Selecting shortcut menus (P. button Menu Basics Displaying the top menu (P.What Are the Menus? When you turn on the camera and press the (OK/Menu) button. 47) 43 Chapter 3 . 54) Selecting the CAMERA. what appears on the monitor is generally called "the menu". 46) Selecting functions (P. understanding them will help you enjoy shooting more. Since many functions on this camera use the menus. 47) Selecting settings (P.
45) MODE MENU WB Shortcut menus (P. two types of menus are available: MODE MENU (P. On the top menu. 54) Mode dial P top menu (playback) top menu (for still pictures) DRIVE MODE MENU WB INFO MODE MENU On the top menu for movies. the first screen that appears on the monitor is called the top menu. is replaced with MOVIE PLAY. 54).Top Menu Chapter 3 When displaying menus. 44 . A/S/M top menu DRIVE (movie) top menu MODE MENU WB MODE MENU (P. 45) and the other menus (shortcut menus T P. The contents of this menu change depending on the mode dial position (see the diagram below).
Although MODE MENU contains all the functions that can be used at any given time. CARD.MODE MENU Chapter 3 To enter MODE MENU. PICTURE. SETUP). MODE MENU functions are divided into 4 tabs (CAMERA. P top menu SET CARD PIC CAMERA MODE MENU DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH DRIVE AUTO MODE MENU WB IN+ SET CARD PIC CAMERA Tabs DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH AUTO 100 200 400 Items for the function Functions in the menu 45 . press í. See "Using Tabs" on the next page. available functions depend on the mode dial position.
SET: SETUP Functions for changing camera settings: date and time. using digital zoom. etc. a screen appears with 4 tabs on the left.Using Tabs Chapter 3 When MODE MENU is selected. etc. CARD: CARD Card functions. PICTURE tab HQ WB SHARPNESS CONTRAST AUTO RED BLUE CARD tab PIC CAM SETUP CARD PIC CAM SET CARD CARD SETUP SETUP tab ALL RESET ON LOW ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING 46 . shortcut settings. P top menu CAMERA tab SET CARD PIC CAMERA DRIVE MODE MENU WB DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH AUTO IN+ SET CARD PICTURE CAM CAM: CAMERA Functions for shooting: selecting drive modes. PIC: PICTURE Functions for adjusting images: selecting record modes. etc. Use Ññ to select a tab. such as formatting. adjusting white balance.
FLASH BKT PICTURE tab SET CARD PICTURE CAM HQ SET CARD PICTURE CAM HQ WB SHARPNESS CONTRAST AUTO RED BLUE WB SHARPNESS CONTRAST AUTO RED BLUE Use the arrow pad to select the desired item. CAMERA tab SET CARD PIC CAMERA SET CARD PIC CAMERA FLASH IN+ FLASH IN+ SET CARD PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M AUTO DRIVE ISO A/S/M AUTO DRIVE The available items ISO for the function are A/S/M displayed. to save a SETUP tab SETUP CARD PIC CAM SETUP CARD PIC CAM *The available items vary depending on the functions you choose. CARD tab PIC CAM PIC CAM SET CARD CARD SETUP CARD SETUP SET CARD Press setting. and Saving Functions Chapter 3 After choosing a tab.Selecting. Pressing í on a tab displays the functions contained in it. ON LOW ALL RESET ALL RESET ON LOW ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING As an example. you will set (beep sound) to OFF on the next page. Select the desired function using Ññ and press í. CAMERA The sliding bar is displayed when an item's menu continues on further screens. Setting. you can select and set its functions. 47 .
SETUP CARD PIC CAM ALL RESET ON LOW DRIVE MODE MENU WB ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING 2 Press í to enter MODE MENU. Note: Setting in one shooting mode will be the same in other shooting modes. To go back to shooting. SETUP CARD PIC CAM ALL RESET ON LOW A screen is displayed with tabs on the left. ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING OFF LOW HIGH ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING 7 8 Press Ñ to select OFF. Menu functions cannot be set separately for each shooting mode. In this example. you will set (beep sound) to OFF when the mode dial is set to P. 48 . The å mark moves to the selected tab and the selection becomes highlighted. 4 Press í to enter SETUP. ALL RESET ON LOW The factory default setting is LOW. Press to save the setting. 1 Set the mode dial to P and press to display the top menu. SET CARD PIC CAMERA 5 Press ñ to select .Example of How to Set a Function Chapter 3 Follow the steps below to set one function in MODE MENU. DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH AUTO ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING IN+ 3 SETUP CARD PIC CAM Keep pressing ñ until the SETUP tab is selected. press again. SETUP CARD PIC CAM 6 Press í to display OFF/LOW/HIGH.
83 Adjusts the flash for slow shutter speeds. SLOW ~P. MULTI METERING ~P. 142. S (Shutter priority auto). 180 DRIVE Changes the drive modes. 92 Decides the best exposure by metering up to 8 different spots in the image. 114 Reduces the noise on images during long exposures. A/S/M ~P. ~P. 89. or M (Manual mode). NOISE REDUCTION ~P. 88. ISO ~P. you can choose whether to use it with the built-in flash or by itself. 107 Selects ISO sensitivity (based on normal camera film) from AUTO/100/200/400. 86 Adjusts the flash intensity for different shooting conditions. 49 Chapter 3 . or sets autobracketing or remote/self timer shooting.MODE MENU Functions (Shooting) ~P. 177 When using an external flash. FLASH ~P. 61– 63 Selects the exposure mode from A (Aperture priority auto).
making possible up to 7. 69 Keeps the image in focus at all times without having to press the shutter button halfway. (still pictures) ~P. CAMEDIA Master software is required. can be found in DRIVE.MODE MENU Functions (Shooting) (Cont. (movies) ~P. AF MODE ~P.5X zoom. 68 Selects the auto focus method (iESP or SPOT). 79 The maximum optical zoom (3X) can be extended even more by the 2. PANORAMA ~P. 180 Lets you use the remote/self timer function when shooting movies.) Chapter 3 DIGITAL ZOOM ~P.5X digital zoom. 100 Allows approx. 101 Records sound during movie recording. (When shooting still pictures. 98 Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIAbrand SmartMedia cards. To connect pictures into a single panoramic image. FUNCTION ~P. 142. 97 Lets you shoot pictures in black & white or sepia tone.) (movies) ~P. 4 seconds of sound recording to be attached to a picture. 50 . FULLTIME AF ~P.
103 Sets the record mode. ~P. 132 51 Chapter 3 .MODE MENU Functions (Shooting) (Cont. WB ~P. CARD SETUP Formats cards. 112 Adjusts the sharpness of images. SHARPNESS ~P. ~P. 109 Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. 111 Lets you make fine changes to the white balance manually. 113 Adjusts the contrast of images. CONTRAST ~P.) ~P.
~P. m/ft ~P. 149 Sets the measurement units (m/ft) used during manual focus. SHORT CUT ~P. CUSTOM BUTTON ~P. PIXEL MAPPING ~P. REC VIEW ~P.MODE MENU Functions (Shooting) (Cont. 148 Selects whether to perform “Automatic pixel mapping” when the power is turned on. 146 Sets the beep sound (used for warnings. etc. 32 Sets the date and time. 146 Selects whether to display images on the monitor while saving them to a card. 147 Chooses how to name files/folders of images to be saved. ~P.) to OFF/LOW/HIGH. 143 Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. 76 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. 52 . 139 Lets you assign frequently-used functions as shortcut menus on the top menu. ~P. FILE NAME ~P. 136 Lets you assign a frequently-used function to the custom button on the camera.) Chapter 3 ALL RESET ~P.
MODE MENU Functions (Playback) ~P.) to OFF/LOW/HIGH. or erases all images in the card (ALL ERASE). ~P. 143 Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. etc. 132 Formats cards (FORMAT). 128 Adds sound to recorded still pictures. 32 Sets the date and time. ~P. ~P. 76 Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. ~P. 146 Sets the beep sound (used for warnings. ALL RESET ~P. 127 Selects the number of frames in the index display. 53 Chapter 3 . CARD SETUP ~P.
The shortcut menus can be replaced only when the mode dial is set to P or A/S/M. Drive mode setting screen SET CARD PIC CAMERA DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH BKT Record mode setting screen SET CARD PICTURE CAM P top menu WB SHARPNESS CONTRAST TIFF SHQ HQ SQ1 SQ2 DRIVE MODE MENU WB White balance setting screen SET CARD PICTURE CAM WB SHARPNESS CONTRAST AUTO PRESET 54 . 139) for more details. See "Shortcut" (P. putting them on the top menu allows instant access to them. Although most shortcut menus are also contained in MODE MENU.Shortcut Menu Chapter 3 Shortcut menus are the menus other than MODE MENU on the top menu.
Information display Changes the amount of shooting information displayed on the monitor. DRIVE MODE MENU WB Sound recording (movies) Records sound while shooting movies. (movie) top menu MODE MENU White balance Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. 139). 49 – 52). You can also edit the movies or make indexes of still-shots from them. Information display Changes the amount of shooting information displayed on the monitor.Mode Dial & Shortcut Menus Chapter 3 The diagram below describes the shortcut menus that are available with each mode dial position. WB (playback) top menu (for still pictures) INFO MODE MENU Movie playback Plays back movies. (playback) top menu (for movies) MOVIE PLAY INFO MODE MENU 55 . Record mode Sets the record mode. Slide-show Runs through all saved pictures one after another. The shortcut menus are the menus other than MODE MENU on the top menu. P top menu (same as in A/S/M) These shortcut menus can be replaced with other functions by using “Shortcut” (P. The menus themselves are explained in “MODE MENU functions” (P.
0/x3 – AUTO – 0 FLASH SLOW NOISE REDUCTION MULTI METERING DIGITAL ZOOM FULLTIME AF AF MODE (still pictures) (movies) FUNCTION IN+ SLOW1 OFF OFF OFF OFF iESP OFF – 100 A ISO A/S/M – – 56 .) TIFF: 2272x1704 SHQ: 2272x1704 SQ1: 1280x960/NORMAL SQ2: 640x480/NORMAL WB ( AUTO when PRESET is selected) – – – – – (single frame shooting) When BKT is selected: 1. settings are as follows.Mode Dial & Factory Default Settings Chapter 3 Mode dial Function DRIVE P A/S/M – OFF AUTO – – – – – – – – – – ON OFF HQ HQ: 2272x1704 (For other record modes.
Mode Dial & Factory Default Settings (Cont.) Mode dial Function SHARPNESS CONTRAST CARD SETUP ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME ON RESET 0 m/ft SHORT CUT A: DRIVE B: C: WB AE LOCK – INFO – YMD/2001/1/1 m – – 9 OFF – P 0 0 0 – ON LOW – – A/S/M – – – CUSTOM BUTTON 57 Chapter 3 .
Before using the camera. . You should read it through in order to make the most of the information provided.Chapter 4 Shooting basics This chapter explains the basics of taking good pictures with your camera. chapter 1. also be sure to read "How to use this manual" and "Getting started".
Increasing the value forces the camera to focus over a wider range in the forward/backward directions. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. Program shooting The simplest way to take still pictures. 61 Aperture (F value) is decreased. take off the lens cap first. Aperture (F value) is increased. The camera sets aperture and shutter speed. Aperture setting T P. ● When the camera mode is set to A/S/M or . resulting in a picture in which both the subject and the background are in focus. the monitor turns on automatically. ● The camera turns on. When the mode dial is set to A/S/M. 59 Chapter 4 . By decreasing the aperture value (F value). Aperture priority/Shutter priority/Manual shooting Allows you to set aperture and/or shutter speed manually. A/S/M or . you will force the camera to focus within a smaller range. the following items can be set with the menus: A (Aperture priority shooting) Allows you to set the aperture manually.Shooting mode setting — Mode dial Set the mode dial to P. Since the lens automatically extrudes when the camera is turned on. producing a picture with a blurred background.
Set the shutter speed according to the subject and the type of picture you want. giving the impression of movement. correct focusing and exposure are maintained continuously. This mode gives you more creative control. focus and exposure are locked from the beginning of the movie. refer to the exposure differential. When (for movies) is set to ON (P. Shutter speed setting T P. Setting the shutter speed lower blurs a moving subject. as if not moving. regardless of optimum exposure. Aperture & shutter speed setting T P.) Chapter 4 S (Shutter priority shooting) Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. 101). 60 .Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically. M (Manual shooting) Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. The subject will be clear and sharp. To check the exposure. 62 Setting the shutter speed higher lets you capture fast-moving action without blur. allowing you to make the settings you need to get the type of picture you want. The camera sets the aperture automatically. 63 Movie record Allows you to record movies. Even if the subject moves during recording or the distance to the subject changes.
6 – F10. appears. in the maximum wide-angle. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T A/S/M T A. Red: The aperture setting is unsuitable for optimum exposure. Green: The aperture setting will provide optimum exposure.) Aperture setting — Aperture priority shooting Chapter 4 1 In the top menu. Zoom position Wide (W) Tele (T) Range of the value F1. the shutter speed is fixed at 1/30 sec.Shooting mode setting Shootingmode setting — Mode dial (Cont.8 – F10. 61 . To decrease the aperture value (F value). T Press ñ to decrease the aperture value. appears. and can never go slower.) Mode dial (Cont.0 ● When the flash is set to the auto-flash mode. or 1/100 sec. If the aperture value is displayed in red The aperture you have set is unsuitable for the conditions. T Press Ñ to increase the aperture value. in the maximum telephoto.0 F2. press Ñ. press ñ. To increase the 2 aperture value (F value).
2 To set the shutter speed faster. T Press ñ to set the shutter speed slower.) Chapter 4 Shutter speed setting — Shutter priority shooting 1 In the top menu. Shutter speed Shutter speed range: 4 to 1/800 sec. appears. press ñ.Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont. 62 . appears. To set the shutter speed slower. If the shutter speed is shown in red The shutter speed you have set is unsuitable for the conditions. T Press Ñ to set the shutter speed faster. press Ñ. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T A/S/M T S.
Exposure differential ● The difference (ranging from –3. ● When you press the button.0) between the exposure determined by the currently selected aperture and shutter speed compared to the exposure level considered optimal by the camera appears in the upper right-hand corner. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T A/S/M T M.Shooting mode setting — Mode dial (Cont.6 to 10. To set the shutter speed faster. 2. press É. the screen at right appears with the bar indicating current exposure settings. press Ñ. we recommend use of a tripod for any effect which use a lower shutter speed. press í.0.0 (T) Shutter speed range: 16 to 1/800 sec. the exposure differential appears in red. Pressing the shutter button halfway shows how much the current exposure is different from the correct exposure.0 to +3.) Aperture & Shutter speed setting — Manual shooting Chapter 4 1 In the top menu. To set the shutter speed slower. F value range: 1.0 (W). press ñ. 63 . To decrease the aperture value (F value). 2 To increase the aperture value (F value). Aperture (F value) Shutter speed Exposure differential When the bar is displayed ● To avoid camera movement. ● When the exposure differential is set to less than –3.0 or more than +3.8 to 10.
the (movie record) mode 3 ONLY forrecording. press the shutter To stop button all the way again.How to use the shutter button Chapter 4 1 Point the camera towards the subject. You cannot record another movie until the card access lamp stops blinking. ● When the focus and brightness (exposure) are locked. ● P or A/S/M mode: The camera starts storing your pictures on the card. Card access lamp 64 . the green lamp next to the viewfinder lights. Press the shutter button gently (halfway). ● mode: The camera starts recording a movie. Viewfinder AF target mark Green lamp 2 Press the shutter button all the way. ● Shooting starts and the green lamp blinks. Place the AF target mark on the subject while viewing through the viewfinder. ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts storing the movie on the card. While pictures are being stored. the card access lamp blinks.
This means that focusing is being performed automatically. If the green lamp blinks. 70) or Focus lock (P. the green lamp lights up.Focusing Auto focus When you place the AF target mark on a subject and press the shutter button halfway. Viewfinder AF target mark Green lamp 65 Chapter 4 . focusing is not correct. Manual focus (P. If this happens. 68). use the AF mode (P. 67).
while keeping your finger half-pressed on the shutter button.) Chapter 4 When Auto focus does not work — Subjects that are difficult to focus on Under certain types of conditions auto focus may not work properly. then half-press the shutter button to lock focus. and then fully press the shutter button (P. If you run into problems. frame the picture you want to shoot. compose the picture and then fully press the shutter button to take the picture (P. 66 . Re-position the camera horizontally.Focusing (Cont. 2 and 5 Auto focus may not work properly. 67). Conditions 3 and 4 Auto focus may not work properly even when the green lamp lights when you press the Shutter button down halfway. The green lamp may blink. 70). half-press the shutter button and hold it down to lock the focus. 67). 1 Subjects with low contrast 2 Subjects in excessively bright light in the center of the frame 3 Subjects at different distances 4 Fast-moving subjects Position the AF target mark in the viewfinder on an object that is the same distance from the camera as the subject. try the procedure below or switch to Manual focus (P. 5 Subjects with no vertical lines Hold the camera vertically. Conditions 1.
T Focus and exposure are not locked. ● The frame in which you focus on a subject is different from the frame in which you meter the light. Brightness (exposure) is also locked and the green lamp lights. Green lamp 2 Compose your picture (point the camera towards the subject) while keeping the Shutter button pressed halfway. T Use AE lock (P. Press the Shutter button halfway to lock the focus. 3 Press the Shutter button all the way. Position your subject again. 94).) Chapter 4 Focus lock — Focusing on subjects that are not in the center of the frame If the subject of your composition is not within the AF target mark and focusing is not possible (as illustrated to the right). 67 . TIPS ● The green lamp blinks. Release your finger from the shutter button and the green lamp turns off. Repeat step 1 until the green lamp lights up without blinking. try the following: AF target mark 1 Focus on something within the AF target mark.Focusing (Cont.
iESP : Focus selection is based on the entire picture on the screen. Even when the subject is not in the center of the screen. focusing is possible.Focusing (Cont. SPOT : Focus selection is based on the picture within the AF target mark. iESP SPOT In the top menu.) Chapter 4 AF MODE — Changing the focus range Allows you to select the focus range of your subject. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T AF MODE T iESP or SPOT. Mode dial & AF mode Mode dial P A/S/M AF MODE Factory default setting iESP iESP – – 68 .
● Battery life is shorter when Fulltime AF is used. This function reduces focusing time. 69 Chapter 4 . the camera will adjust the focus and exposure as needed during movie recording. without having to press the shutter button halfway. 74). regardless of the Fulltime AF setting. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T FULLTIME AF T ON. images cannot be focused unless the shutter button is pressed halfway. When OFF is selected. Mode dial & Fulltime AF Mode dial P A/S/M Fulltime AF Factory default setting OFF OFF – – ● If (for movies) is set to OFF. ● If the monitor is not on. 2 Turn on the monitor (P.Fulltime AF does not function.) FULLTIME AF — A reliable time-saving way to focus FULLTIME AF keeps the image on the monitor in focus at all times.Focusing (Cont. 1 In the top menu.
8 m (2.6 ft). The lengths shown are for reference only.Focusing (Cont. is locked at the distance 5 To cancel the saved MF setting. ● Focus hold down again for more you have set.more than 1 second to save the ● MF appears in red. When the length indicator is moved to less than 0.8m 4 Shoot. for 3 Hold down setting.8m 2 Press Ññ to select the focus distance. the bar display automatically switches to the 20 cm (8")–80 cm (31") bar display. press í to select MF. 5m 3m 2m 0. 5m 3m 2m 0. ● During operation. use manual focus.) Chapter 4 Manual focus If Auto focus is unable to lock. the picture is enlarged. 70 . for 1 second. 1 Hold down focus more than selection When the distance screen appears on the monitor. than 1 second to display the focus distance selection screen.
● Although MF is selected and the length indicator reaches the top of the bar. T Adjust by moving Ññ slightly while watching the viewfinder. Press the shutter button halfway to lock focus.8m focus lock. Try setting again.Focusing (Cont. press É to then press .) To return 6 select AF. On the screen. ● Although the focus distance is saved.8m TIPS ● How to shoot while keeping the same focus distance at all times T The MF can be locked at the same length as when you perform focus lock. hold down for more than 1 second. 2 Without letting go of the shutter button. the saved focus distance may be changed. T If the zoom lever is pressed after manual focus setting. the picture goes out of focus. 1 Focus on anything within the AF target mark. MF 3m is selected and the focus distance 2m is the same as when you performed 0. 5m 3m 2m 0. to the AF mode. 71 Chapter 4 . focusing is not possible at ∞. The focus distance 5m screen appears.
the flash fires automatically. are locked. T See “Flash shooting” (P. use the monitor (P. 16 SQ2 record mode (640 x 480 NORMAL): Approx. 74). 165 Card access lamp 72 . the camera towards a subject 1 Point viewing through the viewfinder.Taking still pictures Chapter 4 Taking still pictures while using the viewfinder The camera actually records a wider area than the picture you composed while viewing through the viewfinder. Flash Green lamp Orange lamp the shutter all 3 Press green lamp button andthe way. the green lamp lights. If this happens. ● Number of still pictures that can be stored on a 16 MB card T HQ record mode (2272 x 1704): Approx. 84). ● The card access lamp blinks while pictures are being stored on the card. When the green lamp stops blinking. AF target mark Picture frame Picture area at close distance button 2 Press the shutterexposurehalfway. ● When focus and (brightness) ● If the orange lamp lights. begins ● The blinks the camera storing pictures on the card. ● The picture area moves lower in the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. you can take another shot. while Viewfinder Place the subject on the AF target mark.
Taking still pictures
● How to zoom in on a subject or shoot a Zoom lever wider picture (zoom-out) T To zoom in on a subject, press the zoom lever towards T. To shoot a wider picture, press the zoom lever towards W (P. 79). ● How to shoot using the monitor T Press the (monitor) button (P. 74). ● If you cannot release the shutter button T While the orange lamp blinks, the flash is charging. During charging, the shutter button is not released. When the orange lamp goes off, press the shutter button again. T If CARD FULL appears, there is no space on the card. Delete pictures (P. 130, 131), replace with a new card (P. 29) or transfer pictures to a computer (P. 161 – 173). ● The subject is outside the AF target mark. T Place the subject within the AF target mark and use the focus lock (P. 67). ● The green lamp blinks. T If you want to shoot a subject as close as 20 cm (0.6 ft), put the camera into the macro mode (P. 96). T Depending on the subject, focus and exposure (brightness) may not be locked (P. 66). ● How to reduce the focusing time T Set FULLTIME AF (P. 69), use the monitor to shoot (P. 74). ● How to lock the exposure only T Try AE lock (P. 94). This function is available only when using the monitor. ● How to check the picture just taken T Set REC VIEW to ON. The picture can be displayed on the monitor (P. 146). ● How to record sound during shooting T Set (for still pictures) to ON (P. 100).
Taking still pictures
● Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is pressed hard, the camera may move and pictures may come out blurred. ● Recorded pictures will be saved in the card regardless of whether the camera is turned off or the batteries are replaced or removed. ● NEVER open the card cover, eject the card, remove the batteries, or pull the plug when the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken.
Taking still pictures while using the monitor
With the monitor, you can shoot while checking the picture area that the camera actually records. It is also possible to check information such as memory gauge, aperture or shutter speed, etc.
Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor
Viewfinder Advantage: Camera movement does not occur easily and subjects can be seen clearly even in bright places. Little battery power is used. Disadvantage: When close to a subject, the image in the viewfinder is a little different from the picture that the camera actually records. Tips: Use the viewfinder for general snapshots (landscape pictures, casual shots, etc.) or when taking several pictures in a row.
Monitor Advantage: You can check the picture area that the camera actually records. Disadvantage: Camera movement can occur easily and subjects may be difficult to see in bright/dark places. The monitor uses more battery power than the viewfinder. Tips: Use the monitor when you need to know the exact area the camera records, or to shoot a subject 0.2 m - 0.8 m or closer (macro shooting).
● The camera records a wider area than the image in the viewfinder. ● As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left).
Striped area: Picture that the camera actually records.
Taking still pictures
(monitor) button to on the monitor. 1 Press the mode, the monitor turnsturnautomatically. ● In the A/S/M on towards subject while viewing through the 2 Point the camerasubject onathe AF target mark. monitor. Place the button 3 Press the shutterexposurehalfway. are locked, the green lamp lights. ● When focus and (brightness)
● If the orange lamp lights, the flash fires automatically. T See “Flash shooting” (P. 84).
Green lamp Number of storable AF target mark pictures
the shutter the way. 4 Press bottom of thebutton allgauge lights, the card access lamp blinks, and ● The memory the camera begins storing pictures on the card.
Card access lamp
Taking still pictures
If you take pictures continuously, the indication changes as shown below. The memory gauge lets you know if another shot is possible.
Before shooting/ No picture taken
One picture taken
More than one taken
No recordable space When the indication returns to any status shown on the left, you can take more shots.
● The monitor does not turn on. T If the camera is not used for over 30 seconds, the monitor turns off. If you operate the shutter button or zoom lever, the monitor turns on again. ● The monitor is difficult to see. T If you shoot in bright places such as direct sunlight, vertical lines may appear on the monitor. In such a case, use the viewfinder. ● How to brighten/darken the monitor T 1 In the top menu, select MODE MENU T SETUP T . 2 To brighten the monitor, press Ñ. To darken it, press ñ. To complete the setting, press .
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● Camera movement is less noticeable when using the viewfinder rather than the monitor. ● Also read the “TIPS” on “Taking still pictures while using the viewfinder” (P. 73, 74).
● The monitor consumes more battery power than the viewfinder. ● If you shoot using the monitor for a long time, noise may appear on pictures.
are locked. ● When focus and (brightness) Viewfinder Green lamp shutter button all the way. Place the button 2 Press the shutterexposurehalfway. However. 101). 3 Press themovie recording. ● During movie recording. T See ● During “Recording sound with movies” (P. Seconds remaining* * The displayed seconds remaining shows the time you can shoot continuously by holding down the shutter button. 77 . T See “Note” (P.Recording movies Chapter 4 towards subject while viewing through the 1 Point the camerasubject onathe AF target mark. 79). if (for movies) is set to OFF. sound is recorded simultaneously. the camera will adjust the focus as needed during movie recording. monitor. recording continues with the focus locked. the green lamp lights.
the indication changes as shown below. You can start shooting another movie. ● When the card access lamp stops blinking. T Shooting is not possible while the camera is saving pictures to the card. You cannot record another movie as long as the card access lamp is blinking. Shooting is not possible until they are gone. you can take another shot. these indications may still be on the screen. ● If you use all the displayed seconds remaining. 78 . 131). T If CARD FULL appears.) ● The card access lamp blinks and the camera begins storing the movie on the card. there is no space left on the card. button all the way to stop (Cont. If you take pictures continuously. Delete pictures (P. If the memory gauge goes off. After shooting.Recording movies Chapter 4 the shutter 4 Pressrecording. the camera has finished writing the movie to the card. shooting finishes automatically and the camera starts writing the movie to the card. replace with a new card (P. 29) or transfer pictures to a computer (P. TIPS ● Shooting is not possible. the number of Card access lamp seconds remaining is displayed. 130. 161 – 173). Before shooting During shooting Shooting finishes automatically. If there is any space left on the card.
Recording movies (Cont. Digital zoom 1 In the top menu. To avoid this. the factory default setting of is ON. Shoot a wider picture (wide-angle) Press the zoom lever toward W to zoom out. Zoom — Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting is possible at up to 3x magnification (optical zoom limit). Zoom position is locked at the maximum wide-angle and you can only use the digital zoom. 101) to automatically maintain correct focus. Zoom in on a subject (telephoto) Press the zoom lever toward T to zoom in. set to OFF (P. CAMERA T DIGITAL ZOOM 79 . By combining the digital zoom with the 3x optical zoom.) Chapter 4 ● Since focus is locked during movie recording. If is set to OFF. ● In the mode. you can only use the optical zoom. the subject may go out of focus if the distance to the subject varies considerably.5x (equivalent to 35 mm–260 mm on a 35 mm camera) is possible. zoom magnification up to 7. select MODE MENU T T ON.
Stabilize the camera with a tripod. towards T. you can only use the digital zoom. ● The ● If the monitor is turned off. Zoom area Indicates digital zoom Indicates optical zoom Digital zoom ON The cursor moves on the zoom indicator according to the zoom magnification. etc. you can only use the optical zoom. 101) is set to ON. set (for movies) to OFF. ● To use the optical zoom. is set to OFF. ● Camera movement is likely to happen at higher magnifications. If is set to OFF. Remember the digital zoom is not possible with this setting. you can only use the optical zoom. the picture returns to 1x. to avoid camera movement. the factory default setting of is ON. Mode dial & Digital zoom Mode dial P A/S/M Digital zoom Factory default setting OFF OFF – * *In the When When – mode: (P. Zoom position is locked at the maximum wide-angle and you can only use the digital zoom. 80 . ● In the mode.) Chapter 4 the zoom lever 2 Pressmonitor turns on.Zoom — Telephoto/Wide-angle shooting (Cont. ● Images captured with the Digital Zoom may appear grainy.
it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. This mode is useful for eliminating shadows on the subject’s face or for correcting the color shift produced by artificial lightning (especially fluorescent light). ● Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at the preflashes. 86). ● Fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light. 81 . or if the shooting range is too far. This mode works the same as the auto-flash except for the pre-flashes.Flash shooting Chapter 4 Select a flash mode appropriate to the lightning conditions and the effect you want to achieve. Fill-in flash The flash fires regardless of available light. See page 176 – 179 for how to use an external flash. You can also adjust the amount of light emitted using the flash intensity control (P. The subject’s eyes appear red. Red-eye reduction flash This mode significantly reduces the phenomenon of “red-eye” by emitting about 10 preflashes before firing the regular flash. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. ● After the pre-flash. The flash modes are as follows: Auto-flash Automatically fires in low-light and backlight conditions. so do not move the camera and hold it firmly.
when shooting with a flash. fast shutter speeds can make the background too dark. But when shooting a night scene background. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited. 82 . the flash fires right after the shutter fully opens. shutter speeds cannot go below a certain level to prevent camera movement. this is how the flash always fires. Normally. the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement.Flash shooting (Cont. or when you want to shoot a natural-looking twilight or night scene. regardless of the shutter speed. This is called 1st curtain. SLOW1: 1st curtain (front curtain) Usually. Slow Synchronization flash allows both a slow shutter speed for the background and a flash for the subject. Unless you change it. ● Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low-light situations when in the flash off mode. Slow Synchronization SLOW1 SLOW2 SLOW The Slow Synchronization flash is designed for slow shutter speeds.) Chapter 4 Flash off The flash does not fire even in low-light conditions.
when shooting a person against a brightly lit night background. Using the Slow Synchronization flash Use the menu to select one of the 3 Slow synchronization flash modes above. but 1st curtain with red-eye reduction lets you capture the background correctly and reduce red-eye at the same time.) SLOW2: 2nd curtain (rear curtain) In contrast to 1st curtain. 4 sec. SLOW T 83 Chapter 4 . For instance. The slower the shutter speed. 4 sec. A normal flash might make the person’s eyes red. 4 0 (rear curtain) 2nd curtain flash fires 1st curtain flash fires (front curtain) Shutter closes Shutter fully opens SLOW: 1st curtain with red-eye reduction This is for when you want to use Slow Synchronization yet also reduce redeye. (NOISE REDUCTION ON) When the shutter speed is set to 4 sec. In the top menu. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T SLOW1. 2nd curtain fires the flash just before the shutter closes. 2nd curtain with red-eye reduction is not available.Flash shooting (Cont. the better the effects turn out. Slowest possible shutter speeds: S mode: 4 sec. M mode: 16 sec. SLOW2 or SLOW. such as expressing the movement of a car by showing the taillights streaming backwards. P/A mode: 1 sec. because it may take longer to release the shutter after the pre-flash and 2nd curtain with red-eye reduction may not support the feature. (NOISE REDUCTION OFF). Changing the flash timing can create interesting effects in your picture.
– Flash mode Factory default setting Auto-flash Auto-flash ( SLOW1) Auto-flash ( – SLOW1) 84 .) Chapter 4 Using the flash the (flash mode) 1 Press indication appears.6 ft – 18. the orange blinks.): Approx. ● The fires.4 ft) Mode dial & Flash mode Mode dial P A A/S/M S M Auto-flash.Flash shooting (Cont. 0. SLOW.8 m (0. SLOW.2 m – 3. lamp ● Before fires. 0. . button repeatedly until the desired flash mode ● The flash mode changes as follows: Auto-flash (no indication) Red-eye reduction flash Fill-in flash Control panel Off SLOW Slow synchronization flash Flash mode Orange lamp Viewfinder shutter 2 Press thethe flash button halfway.6 ft – 12.3 ft) T (max.): Approx.8 m – 5. the 3 Pressflash shutter button all the way.6 m (2. Flash working range W (max.
. T (max.Flash shooting (Cont. the camera will increase the locked shutter speed accordingly. during Panoramic shooting (P. ● The flash may not give you the optimum result in Macro mode. ● Camera movement warning (Auto. ● The orange lamp blinks. Remove your finger from the shutter button. Red-eye reduction. 98). Fill-in) When the orange lamp lights. 97). 85 Chapter 4 . Check the result on the monitor. Zoom position & Shutter speed W (max. press it again.): 1/100 sec. When the lamp stops blinking. during Sequential shooting (P.) TIPS ● If the flash dose not fire T Flash does not fire in the following situations: When shooting a bright subject. If a conversion lens is attached to the lens. the shutter speed locks at its current level. it may reduce the output of the flash. 88). This helps prevent camera shake problems (shutter speeds that are too slow can cause blur). when FUNCTION is set to WHITE BOARD/BLACK BOARD (P. if the zoom magnification is increased while the orange lamp is lit. especially with wide-angle shooting. T The flash is charging. However. in the movie record mode.): 1/30 sec.
you may get better results by adjusting light emission. and when increasing contrast. 86 . Adjustable range Less bright Normal flash intensity More bright +1/3EV Ñ: Light emission is increased by a 1/3 EV each time you press the button. press Ñ. ñ: Light emission is decreased by a 1/3 EV each time you press the button. To complete the setting. In the top menu. Examples include small subjects. press .Flash shooting (Cont. press ñ. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T . To decrease the light emission. distant backgrounds.) Chapter 4 Flash intensity control You can adjust the amount of light emitted by the flash. (EV: Exposure Value) Control panel Mode dial & Flash intensity control Mode dial P A/S/M – Flash intensity control Factory default setting 0 0 – Flash intensity control ● The flash adjustment effect may not be sufficient if the shutter speed is too fast. In some situations. To increase the light emission.
.Chapter 5 Advanced shooting Advanced shooting methods such as metering modes and special effects let you take more creative pictures.
Sequential shooting Control panel or ● Also read the “Note” and “Mode dial & Drive mode” on P. AF Sequential shooting : Shoots pictures sequentially. Sequential shooting modes can be selected from the DRIVE mode menu. button all the way and keep it ● Press the shutter pressed. Remote control shooting T P. Focus. The camera will take pictures in sequence until you release the button. Drive mode Single-frame shooting : Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed all the way. 142. AF Sequential shooting and Auto bracketing BKT. top menu. number of pictures: 8 max. 89 Sequential shooting & AF Sequential shooting Sequential shooting : Shoots pictures sequentially. 1 In the. 88 .. ● Sequential shooting speed (HQ mode): 2 frames/sec. 180 Auto bracketing BKT : Auto bracketing T P. 88 Self-timer/remote control shooting : Self-timer shooting T P. The AF Sequential shooting speed is lower than normal sequential shooting. Focus is locked for each frame automatically. 88 AF Sequential shooting : Sequential shooting & AF Sequential shooting T P. 90.Sequential shooting Chapter 5 There are 3 Sequential shooting modes: Sequential shooting . exposure and white balance are locked at the first frame. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T DRIVET 2 Take pictures. (normal shooting) Sequential shooting : Sequential shooting & AF Sequential shooting T P. approx.
then press í. ±1. Press Ññ to select the exposure BKT 2 differential between each frame (±0.6 1.3 0.0 SELECT x3 x5 GO 89 Chapter 5 . select MODE MENU T CAMERA T DRIVE T BKT.6 1. exposure is changed automatically for each frame when you start shooting. you may obtain better results shooting with exposure compensation than by using the exposure setting considered optimal by the camera. 0. ● In some combinations of picture size and record mode (NORMAL/HIGH). x3 1 In the top menu.0 x3 x5 CANCEL SELECT GO 3 Press Ññ to select the number of frames to shoot (x3. only x3 is available.0. BKT 0.6.3. then press .Sequential shooting (Cont. Focus and white balance are locked at the first frame.3 0. When Auto bracket is set. x5). Ex: When BKT is set to ±1.) Auto bracketing — Shooting pictures sequentially with a different exposure for each frame Under some conditions. The exposure differential can be selected in the menus.0). ±0.
BKT) is not possible. ● To use the external flash during sequential shooting. sequential shooting ( . noise may appear under some shooting conditions (P. button all the way and ● Press the shutter keep it pressed to shoot the preset number of pictures. You can stop shooting at any time by releasing the shutter button.Sequential shooting (Cont. ● If the ISO is set to over 200. ● If there is not enough space available on the card for the number of frames you have set during auto bracketing. ● Since the shutter speed is set to 1/30 sec. BKT).) Chapter 5 4 Take pictures. sequential shooting ( . ● During sequential shooting ( . BKT) is not possible. 106). the main flash does not fire. exposure is decreased when shooting a dark subject to prevent camera movement. ● If the SHQ record mode is set to ENLARGE SIZE (P. BKT) is not possible in the TIFF record mode (P. Whether or not all of the shots are saved depends on how much battery power remains. you cannot continue shooting. 107). max. . ● If the battery power is low and the battery check blinks during sequential shooting. 103).. . . . Control panel Auto bracket Mode dial & Drive mode Mode dial Drive mode P A/S/M (M: BKT is not available) – Factory default setting Single-frame shooting Single-frame shooting – ● Sequential shooting ( . set the external flash so that it fires for each frame. 90 . ● When NOISE REDUCTION is ON. shooting stops and the camera starts saving the pictures you have taken.
etc.6 ft to ∞) Macro : 0. In the working range of the macro mode. Supported working range Normal (except macro) : 0. 96 2 Take a picture. spot metering and multi-metering.8 m (0. 91 . 92 Spot metering — Selecting the metering area Exposure is determined by metering within the AF target mark. shadows may be colored in pictures.6 ft) Mode dial & Spot metering/Macro mode Mode dial P A/S/M Spot metering/Macro mode Factory default setting Digital ESP ● If you shoot with strong backlighting.6 ft to 2.8 m to ∞ (2. a subject can be shot with optimal exposure regardless of the background light.. Digital ESP metering T Meters the center of the subject and the area around it. In this mode.2 m to 0. Digital ESP (no indication) Spot metering Control panel : Macro mode T P.Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness Chapter 5 There are 3 metering methods: Digital ESP metering. the button repeatedly until 1 Pressmetering+macro mode) appears on the (spot metering) or (spot control panel. spot metering is also available (spot metering+macro mode). Multi-metering T P.
The subject’s can different ● A metering bar appears on the monitor. select MODE MENU T CAMERA METERING T MULTI AF target where you want to exposure. Useful with high-contrast subjects. 3 In the topT ON. 4 Point the brightnessmarkbe metered at up to 8meter the points. the A/S/M mode) 1 (Inthe top menu.Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness (Cont. ● Brightness meter readings are ignored after the 9th reading. In to engage the spot metering mode (P. 92 . 2 Press menu. AEL 5 Take a picture. 91). Press it again and release it quickly. ● To cancel the locked multi-metering exposure.) Chapter 5 Multi-metering — Metering the exposure of more than one point in the frame Meters the brightness of the subject at up to 8 different points to set the optimal exposure based on the average brightness. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T A/S/M T A or S. hold down over 1 second to display MEMO .
TIPS ● If multi-metering is not engaged T In the Digital ESP mode.g. These values are recalculated every time another metering point is added. The average values for the aperture and shutter speed as calculated by metering 2 points. ● How to save the locked multi-metering exposure after shooting (AE memory) T After pressing as many times as required in step 4. Set the metering mode to spot metering or spot metering + macro mode . When MEMO appears. multi-metering is not available. indicates the average for the 2 metering points. indicates how much the present exposure you are metering is different from the average exposure value. 93 . The present exposure can be fixed by pressing the shutter button halfway down.) Chapter 5 e. the locked exposure is memorized. . ● If any of the following buttons are pressed during multi-metering. When moves ±3 far from the center of the bar (the average reading). MEMO appears. (flash mode) button. indicates the number of times you have pressed the button indicates the difference between the metered and average readings. the red Éí appears. (macro/spot) button. The average is always shown at the center of the bar. hold it down for more than 1 second.Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness (Cont.) The reading with pressed. multimetering exposure is canceled. : When metering 2 points (pressing twice). (The present exposure is not added to the average value unless you press . mode dial.
AE lock is not available. use AE lock when you want an exposure setting that's different from the setting that would normally apply to the image you want to shoot. For example. In other words.Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness (Cont. press the button again and release it quickly. press the button to lock the metered value (exposure) temporarily. re-compose the picture and press the button again. then press ● To cancel AE lock. If you want to lock a different exposure. When it is set to ON. Each time you press the button. re-compose your shot so that the sun is not in the frame. if the sun is in the frame and shooting with automatic exposure results in a dark subject. Then compose your shot again with the sun in the frame and shoot. 95). lock and cancel are repeated. lock the metered value (exposure). AEL 94 . select MODE MENU T CAMERA T A/S/M T A or S. ● AE lock is canceled T See “TIPS” (P.) Chapter 5 AE lock — Locking the exposure Suitable for situations when optimal exposure is difficult to achieve (such as excessive contrast between the subject and the surroundings). 92). In ● Set MULTI METERING to OFF in the CAMERA menu (P. Then. the A/S/M mode) 1 (Inthe top menu. where want to 2 Compose the picture the you button.
in the sleep mode. 47). AE lock is not canceled. AE lock cannot be canceled while the shutter button is pressed halfway. AEL During AE lock. Factory default setting – – – TIPS ● How to save the locked Multi-metering exposure after shooting (AE memory) T After step 2 or 3.Metering modes — Metering the subject brightness (Cont. the locked exposure is memorized. Quit the menu (P. ● If AE lock is not available T The menu is on the screen. AEL ● After shooting. However. T The multi-metering is on. drive mode or flash mode is changed. 92). then the Shutter halfway. AE lock is canceled and Mode dial & AE lock Mode dial P A/S/M AE lock (M: N/A) – disappears.) the want 3 Placepresssubject you buttonto focus on within the AF target mark. ● If AE lock has been canceled T The mode dial setting has been changed. Turn it off (P. ● The green lamp lights. T The spot metering/macro mode. AEL is displayed. The menu is displayed. MEMO appears. To cancel AE memory. press the button and release it quickly. 95 Chapter 5 . When MEMO appears. 4 Press the Shutter button all the way. hold down the button for more than 1 second. T You turned off the camera and turned it on again. TYou pressed .
6 ft to 2.8 m to ∞ (2. or (Spot Digital ESP (no indication) Macro mode Control panel 2 Take a picture. 91).2 m to 0. the picture area in the viewfinder is different from the picture that the camera actually records (P.6 ft) Mode dial & Spot metering/Macro mode Mode dial P A/S/M Spot metering/Macro mode Factory default setting Digital ESP Digital ESP Digital ESP 96 . Normal shooting With the macro mode Chapter 5 the button repeatedly until (Macro mode) 1 Pressmetering+Macro mode) appears on the control panel. 72). T See “Spot metering” (P. the picture will turn out well (Spot metering+Macro mode). If the center of the frame (within the AF target mark) is metered when you are close to the subject and you shoot with the optimal exposure.2 m (0. For macro mode shooting. Supported working range Normal (except macro) : 0. we recommend using the monitor (P. If you are close to a subject.8 m (0.Macro mode shooting — Taking close-up pictures Allows you to shoot close to the subject (no closer than 0.6 ft)) so that you can fill the entire frame with your subject while the zoom lever is pressed to the maximum W position. 74).6 ft to ∞) Macro : 0.
SEPIA : Gives pictures a sepia tone. WHITE BOARD : Pictures are in black and white. ● WB (white balance) and (white balance compensation) cannot be used in Function shooting. the flash becomes (Flash override mode) (P. SEPIA TIPS ● If letters do not show clearly with WHITE BOARD or BLACK BOARD T Use exposure compensation (P. Mode dial & Function shooting Mode dial P A/S/M Function shooting Factory default setting OFF OFF OFF BLACK&WHITE. 97 . with black letters on white backgrounds emphasized to make them easier to read. BLACK&WHITE : Takes pictures in black and white. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T FUNCTION T Select a mode. but for white letters on black backgrounds. 82).FUNCTION — Taking black & white or sepia-toned pictures Chapter 5 Lets you add special effect to your pictures during shooting. ● When WHITE/BLACK BOARD are selected. 4 effects are available. In the top menu. 108). BLACK BOARD : Same as WHITE BOARD. Reverses blacks and whites in the image.
by thetake your pictures. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T PANORAMA. 98 . For connecting pictures towards the right. ● Do not adjust the zoom after the first picture. Shutter button Shutter button Take pictures so that their edges (right/left/top/bottom) overlap. ● Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures. 2 ● The PANORAMA mode is set. edges of then 4 Make sure that theand white images overlap. Do not select an extremely bright subject (such as the sun) for the first picture. ● Focus. 1 In the top menu. Press í. using the provided CAMEDIA Master software. arrow pad to choose 3 Press theto connect images.Panorama shooting Chapter 5 You can take advantage of panorama shooting with Olympus CAMEDIAbrand SmartMedia cards. exposure balance are set first picture. at which edge (top/bottom/right/left) you want ● The chosen edge is displayed. (Non-Olympus cards do not support this feature. For connecting pictures towards the top.) Panorama shooting lets you connect images with overlapping edges into a single panoramic image. Pictures with differently sized images cannot be connected.
● Images are saved in JPEG format when panorama shooting is done in the TIFF mode. ● The Panorama mode is only available with the OLYMPUS CAMEDIA-brand SmartMedia cards. The size of the image does not change. the CAMEDIA Master software is necessary. To connect each picture.) to shooting. 99 Chapter 5 . 5 Press on finish panorama screen disappear. ● Your computer's memory may be insufficient if you take too many panorama pictures in the HQ/SHQ modes. the camera cancels the panorama mode and returns to normal shooting. Mode dial & Panorama mode Mode dial P A/S/M Panorama mode – – Factory default setting – – – ● During panorama shooting. the flash is disabled.Panorama shooting (Cont. ● If the mode dial is moved during panorama shooting. ● The camera itself cannot edit panorama pictures. and the camera returns ● Frames the edges of the to the normal shooting mode.
T ON. sound is recorded every time you take a picture. Microphone Mode dial & Mode dial P A/S/M (for still picture) Factory default setting OFF OFF – – TIPS ● Sound can be added later to still pictures (P. etc. ● It is not possible to take another picture during sound recording. 128). When 2 Press the starts. or BKT (Auto bracketing). 100 . ● It is not possible to record sound when TIFF is set.3ft) away from the subject. ● The sound recording screen appears. turn the camera recording microphone towards the subject you want to record. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T shutter button. Total possible recording time per shot is approximately 4 seconds. shutter movement. Recording starts about 0. When this function is on. ● Sound recording may also pick up camera noises (e. 1 In the top menu.).Recording sound with still pictures Chapter 5 Sound can be recorded when taking still pictures. .g. (Sound can be added later in playback. ● If the camera is more than 1 meter (3. sound cannot be recorded clearly.) ● It is not possible to record sound when the Drive mode is set to Sequential Shooting . Recorded sound can also be changed. buttons clicking.5 seconds after the shutter is released.
Factory default setting – – ON ● Sound cannot be played back on the camera itself. Mode dial & Mode dial P A/S/M (for movie) – – T ON. in addition to sound capability. Optical 1 In the top menu.0 or later is necessary. When the distance to the subject varies considerably during shooting. is ON. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T 2 Shoot. 101 . Quick Time 4. ● During shooting with set to ON. focus is locked. connect the camera to a TV with the provided A/V cable (P. For playback. When zoom during shooting is not available. set to OFF before shooting. ● For movie or sound playback on a computer.Recording sound with movies Chapter 5 Sound can be recorded while shooting a movie. 133).
Chapter 6 Adjusting image quality and exposure .
file sizes are smaller. refer to the table on the following page. then press í Record mode TIFF Description The highest-quality mode. This mode has different resolutions to choose from. Select the best settings for your purpose (printing. you can increase the resolution with the Enlarge Size function. To see how large SmartMedia memory capacity is under various conditions (such as different resolutions. The numbers in the table are approximate.the the menu. For each one. depending on how it is used. which is the best for printing or image-processing on a computer. high quality images can be stored. web-site editing. The most compressed modes. you can also choose HIGH (to reduce noise) or NORMAL (to save more images). resolution can be increased by using the Enlarge Size function. A high quality mode using the JPEG format. then press 2 Press Ññ to select. select in the top menu. the desired record mode (refer to the table below). A high quality mode using the JPEG format. Quality More clear File size Larger SHQ HQ SQ1 SQ2 Normal Smaller 103 Chapter 6 .).Record Mode Selecting Record Modes Choose the best record mode for your purposes (printing. select MODE MENUTPICTURET í In mode. etc. or file formats). etc. editing on a computer. with medium compression. . compressions.). so more images can be saved to a card. Internet pages. This is useful when printing on large paper such as A3 (11" x 14"). Like SHQ. Because the compression rate is very low. Images are saved as uncompressed data. In addition. Because the compression rate is higher than SHQ. top 1 In .
press í the resolution. 106) 3200x2400 2816x2112 3200x2400 2816x2112 HIGH NORMAL HIGH NORMAL HIGH NORMAL HIGH NORMAL HIGH NORMAL 2272x1704 HQ ENLARGE SIZE (P. 106) 2048x1536 SQ1 1600x1200 1280x960 1024x768 SQ2 640x480 * 49/45 27/26 76/66 66/58 165/124 *HIGH uses low compression/NORMAL uses normal compression Movie Record Modes Memory capacity in sec.) Chapter 6 to the 3 Press Ññ to select the resolution (referto selecttable below). The memory capacity listed here is approximate. ● When SQ1 or SQ2 is chosen.) 8MB 24 105 23 93 33 148 16MB over 32 130 Without sound With sound Without sound With sound 104 . Compression File format Memory capacity in # of shots (without sound/with sound) 16MB 2272x1704 2048x1536 1600x1200 1/ – 1/– 2/– Uncompressed TIFF 4/– 6/– 16/– 5/5 Low compression 2/2 3/3 16/15 Normal 8/8 10/10 7/7 JPEG 20/19 11/11 32/30 18/17 32MB 2/– 3/– 5/– 8/– 13/– 33/– 11/11 5/5 7/7 32/31 16/16 21/21 14/14 40/39 23/22 64/60 36/34 99/90 55/52 153/132 132/117 331/248 Still Picture Record Modes Record mode Resolution TIFF 1280x960 1024x768 640x480 2272x1704 SHQ ENLARGE SIZE (P. HIGH or NORMAL can be selected in addition to the resolution.Record Mode (Cont. ● When ENLARGE SIZE is chosen. per movie Record mode HQ SQ Resolution 320x240 (15 frames/sec.) 160x120 (15 frames/sec.
However. The higher the compression rate. if the monitor setting is over 640 x 480 (such as 1024 x 768). For instance. ● Compression rate In record modes other than TIFF. However. The compression rate also varies in each mode (TIFF = high quality/large file size. 4 Press screensave theto the record mode ● The returns setting screen. a picture taken in 640 x 480 resolution is the same size as the screen if you set the picture to 1x when the monitor setting is 640 x 480. ● The record mode you set is displayed on the control panel. higher resolutions make the file size (amount of data) larger. A/S/M. image data are compressed.Record Mode (Cont. Record mode Control panel Factory default setting for record modes P. the size of the picture on the computer screen varies depending on the computer's monitor setting. so the number of pictures that can be saved to a card will be fewer. the picture only takes up part of the screen. ● File format This camera saves images with either TIFF or JPEG formats. In record modes other than TIFF. JPEG = standard or low quality/small file size). If the image will be printed. ● Resolution and picture size on a computer screen When a picture is transferred to a computer. the less clear the image. : HQ TIPS ● Resolution The number of pixels (vertical x horizontal) used when saving an image. higher resolutions (larger numbers) are recommended so that the image will be clearer. images are compressed in the JPEG format. 105 Chapter 6 .) to setting.
file sizes also become larger. the actual 4 million pixels used by this camera can be increased as if they were approx. the Preset print or the Sound recording. This allows you to make quality prints in larger sizes. their maximum recording time may be different from the table on page 104. 6 (2816 x 2112) or approx. 106 . ● Areas using PAL (P. BKT) is not possible.Record Mode (Cont. . ENLARGE SIZE is not available in the (movie) mode. such as A3 (11" x 14"). sequential shooting ( . ENLARGE SIZE When ENLARGE SIZE is selected (only possible in HQ or SHQ). 8 (3200 x 2400) million pixels. However.) Chapter 6 ● SmartMedia memory capacity listed in the table is approximate. ● The number of storable images differs depending on the Record mode. ● If the SHQ record mode is set to ENLARGE SIZE. the card’s memory size.196) T If movie pictures are shot with the video cable connected.
107 . Choose the best one for your shooting conditions. otherwise the shutter speed will be reduced. higher values also produce more “noise” in the resulting images. the greater the camera’s light sensitivity and the better its ability to shoot in low-light conditions. AUTO : Sensitivity is automatically adjusted according to the lighting conditions and the subject brightness. In the top menu. or 400. possibly resulting in camera movement and blurred images.ISO Sensitivity Chapter 6 The higher the ISO value. ISO ● Higher ISO can produce more noise. The scale is approximate. ● When ISO is set to AUTO and you are shooting in dark conditions without a flash. sharp images in daylight. ISO automatically increases. There are 4 choices of ISO: AUTO. With a higher ISO setting. However. 200. Mode Dial & ISO Sensitivity Mode dial ISO sensitivity P AUTO/100/200/400 A/S/M 100/200/400 AUTO/100/200/400 Monitor Factory default setting AUTO 100 AUTO Control panel ISO This does not appear during the AUTO setting. ● ISO is standardized based on the sensitivity of normal camera film. 100. 100/200/400 : 100 is best when you want to shoot clear. you can use faster shutter speeds with the same amount of light. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T ISO.
white objects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors.0 Control panel 0. adjust towards – when shooting black objects. In some situations.0 Exposure compensation Mode Dial & Exposure Compensation Mode dial Exposure compensation P A/S/M (except in M) Factory default setting 0.0 + 2. 108 . you may get better results when the exposure that the camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually.0 in 1/3 steps.0 0.Exposure Compensation Chapter 6 This function allows you to make fine changes to the present exposure setting. You can adjust between +/–2. Adjusts towards – (images become darker) É í (images become brighter) Adjusts towards + – 2. For the same reason. Adjusting towards + makes these objects closer to their real shades.0 TIPS ● Often.0 0.
the shade of white produced will be slightly different for each. when daylight. PRESET (preset white balance) Choose from four white balance settings depending on the type of light: :Sunlight :Overcast :Tungsten :Fluorescent You can also try the various tones of color. select WB in the top menu. by selecting the different PRESET WB from the actual light source. PRESET.White Balance Chapter 6 Color reproduction differs depending on the lighting conditions. MODE ONE TOUCH WB screen ONE TOUCH WB ● The ONE TOUCH WB screen appears. the setting sun. you can achieve more natural-looking color. such as a piece of white paper. so that the camera can determine the proper white balance for the shooting conditions. By setting the WB (white balance). ) for your shooting conditions. PRESET WB screen PRESET WB CANCEL SELECT GO (One-Touch white balance) This function is useful when you need more precise white balance than PRESET WB can give. Point the camera at a white object. In the mode. or indoor lighting are reflected on white paper. AUTO (auto white balance) Automatically adjusts the white balance for any light source. select MODE MENU T PICTURE T WB. 1 In the top menu. In the top menu. CANCEL 109 . then select the best WB (AUTO. For instance. select MENUTPICTURETWBT .
White Balance (Cont.)
2 Point the camera at a sheet of white paper.
● Position the paper so that it fills the screen entirely. Be sure there is no shadow or background showing around the paper.
to 3 Press setting.store balance ● To cancel É.
the new white
ONE TOUCH WB, press
White balance This does not appear during the AUTO setting.
repeatedly until the menu disappears.
● Set AUTO for the normal shooting. ● When setting the white balance by pointing the camera at white paper, the setting may be incorrect if the light reflected by the paper is too bright or dark. ● White balance may not be effective under some special light sources. ● After setting the white balance, playback the image and check the color on the monitor.
White Balance (Cont.)
White Balance Adjustment
This function allows you to make fine changes to the white balance.
In the top menu, select MODE MENU T PICTURE T . The white balance adjustment indicator appears on the screen. The color becomes bluer each time you press Ñ , and redder each time you press ñ , depending on the original white balance conditions. Press to save your adjustment.
White balance adjustment indicator
Mode Dial & White Balance Adjustment Mode dial White balance adjustment P A/S/M –
Factory default setting 0 0 –
This function adjusts the sharpness of images.
In the top menu, select MODE MENU T PICTURE T SHARPNESS. Sharpness can be adjusted between +5 and –5 using Ññ. The outlines of images are more emphasized, and the images themselves look more vivid, making this ideal for printing. Factory default setting The outlines of images are softer, making this ideal for editing the images on a computer. Mode Dial & Sharpness Mode dial P A/S/M Sharpness Factory default setting 0 0 –
● When adjusted too much towards +, noise may appear.
This function adjusts the contrast of images. For example, images with strong differences in light and shadow can become milder, while those with weaker differences can become more vivid.
In the top menu, select MODE MENU T PICTURE T CONTRAST. Contrast can be adjusted between +5 and –5 using Ññ. Light and shadow are defined more clearly and images look crisper. Factory default setting Images become softer, making this ideal for editing them on a computer. Mode Dial & Contrast Mode dial P A/S/M Contrast Factory default setting 0 0 –
because the camera needs extra time to finish the noisereduction process. ● This function may not work well with some shooting conditions or subjects. When noise reduction is set to ON. Noise reduction can only be used when the shutter speed is set slower than 1/2 sec. shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual. BKT) is not possible. . However. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T NOISE REDUCTION T ON. 114 . Chapter 6 In the top menu. When shooting night scenes. sequential shooting ( .Noise Reduction This function reduces the noise that appears on images during long exposures. ● When you set noise reduction to ON. ● When NOISE REDUCTION is ON. the camera automatically reduces noise to produce clearer images. shooting the next picture is not possible. During this time. shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual.
plus how to use available functions when the mode dial is set to (playback). .Chapter 7 Playback This chapter explains how to play back still pictures or movies.
use the arrow pad in the same way as singleframe playback.Playing Back Still Pictures Chapter 7 Single-Frame Playback Plays back one picture. 2 Use the arrow padattached to pictures from movies. shooting mode. Every picture and function available in playback mode is also available in Quick View. T See “Playing Back ● The mark is Movies” on page 118. 2 To return to shooting. 1 Set the modeturns on and displays the last picture taken. press the shutter button halfway. dial to (playback). This is useful when you want to check shooting results quickly. Jumps to the picture 10 frames behind. (monitor quickly while in the 1 Pressmonitor turns onbutton) twicethe last picture taken. Quick View This function lets you play back pictures while the camera is in the shooting mode. Displays the next picture. Displays the previous picture. ● The monitor to play back other pictures. ● The and displays ● To play back other pictures. Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. 116 .
117 . the camera will end the slide-show after about 30 minutes and enter sleep mode. as if you are watching a slide-show. However.Slide-Show Chapter 7 This function displays pictures from the card one after another. 1 Set the mode dial to still picture. starting from the first frame. However. this sound playback cannot be heard unless the camera is connected to a TV. 3 Press to stop the slide-show. the camera must be connected to a TV in order to hear the sound. and display a to display Playback top menu (still pictures) INFO MODE MENU 2 Press Ñ to start the slide-show. If batteries are being used. press the top menu. ● The slide-show will not stop until you cancel it by pressing . ● Use of the AC adapter (optional) is recommended when running the slideshow for long periods of time. Sound is also played back if it is attached to a picture. ● The next picture is not displayed until the sound playback of the previous picture ends. Then. Movies are played back like still pictures.
TP. MOVIE PLAY screen MOVIE PLAY PLA MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX EDIT CANCEL SELECT GO MOVIE PLAYBACK: Plays back movies. download time will vary depending on the length and record mode of the movie. 120 EDIT: Lets you edit movies. TP. Playback top menu (movies) MOVIE PLAY INFO MODE MENU access lamp starts blinking and movie data in the 3 PressisÑ. 122 4 Select the item in the MOVIE PLAY screen that you need. 119 INDEX: Displays movies as indexes of 9 still frames. ● See the pages above for how to use each item. card sent to the ● The MOVIE PLAY screen is displayed.Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY Chapter 7 This function lets you play back or edit movies. TP. 1 Set the mode dial to using the arrow pad. ● When playing back a movie. The cardcamera (downloading). 2 Press and select a picture attached with by to display the top menu. then press . 118 .
the previous frame appears. 2 Press Ññ to select MOVIE PLAYBACK on the MOVIE PLAY screen. Displaying movies using the arrow pad Ñ: Displays the beginning of the movie. FRAME BY FRAME: Plays back the movie manually. .) MOVIE PLAYBACK Plays back movies. the next frame appears. playback. 4 PressMOVIE PLAYBACK screen is displayed. : Displays the MOVIE PLAYBACK screen. É: Every time you press the button. follow the instructions below. to start 6 Press FRAME BYyour choice. EXIT: Leaves the movie playback mode. the display automatically returns to the first ● When movie frame. ● The MOVIE PLAYBACK screen MOVIE PLA PLAYBACK PLAYBACK FRAME BY FRAME EXIT PLAYBACK: Plays back the entire movie again. 1 Follow steps 1-3 on page 118. ● When FRAME is selected. í: Every time you press the button. The movie can be displayed continuously in reverse by holding the button down. 119 Chapter 7 . 3 Press theto startfinishes playing. 5 Press Ññ to select items. ñ: Displays the end of the movie.Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY (Cont. The movie can be displayed continuously by holding the button down.
í: Each press of the button displays the next frame. theof the index. Using the arrow pad Ñ: Jumps to the first frame of the movie. Record mode when the movie is shot HQ SQ Record mode when stored as an index SQ (1024x768/HIGH) SQ (640x480/HIGH) 1 Follow steps 1-3 on page 118. Indexes are not stored in the same record mode as movies (see below). Movies are played by holding the button down. 120 . Movies are played in reverse by holding the button down.Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY (Cont. then pressto the last ● After the frame is selection frame moves frame of the index. Indexes can be saved on the card as still pictures. Ññ to the MOVIE 2 Pressfirst-frameselect INDEX onappears. 3 Press Éífirst select theselected. É: Each press of the button displays the previous frame. ñ: Jumps to the last frame of the movie. ● The selection screen ● The card access lamp blinks during downloading. ● " CARD FULL" (P. Elapsed time / Total time GO First-frame selection screen to first frame . 190) appears if there is not enough memory left on the card. PLAY screen.) Chapter 7 INDEX Movies can be displayed as indexes of still frames.
Returns to the first-frame selection screen. 6 Press Ññ to select items. ● INDEX is not available when the card is protected or when “ FULL” appears (indicating insufficient memory). 7 Press to run your choice. Last-frame selection screen GO . RESET: Resets the index. 5 Press screen appears. Returns to the MOVIE PLAY screen. CANCEL: Cancels the index. CARD 121 Chapter 7 . ● INDEX INDEX screen INDEX O K RESET CANCEL OK: Saves the index on the card. The menu disappears from the screen.) frame 4 Select the lastpad (See of the index using the arrow step 3).Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY (Cont.
ñ: Jumps to the last frame of the movie. the last of 4 Selectthe arrow frame(Seethe movie by using pad. 3 Press Éífirst select theselected. ● The selection screen appears. step 3) Last-frame selection screen GO 122 .) Chapter 7 EDIT This function allows you to edit movies by erasing parts you do not want. theof the movie. ● The card access lamp blinks during downloading. Ññ to 2 Pressfirst-frameselect EDIT on the MOVIE PLAY screen. then pressto the last ● After the frame is selection frame moves frame of the movie. ● " CARD FULL" (P. É: Each press of the button displays the previous frame. í: Each press of the button displays the next frame. Movies are played in reverse by holding the button down.Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY (Cont. Using the arrow pad Ñ: Jumps to the first frame of the movie. 190) appears if there is not enough memory left on the card. First-frame selection screen GO to first frame . 1 Follow steps 1-3 on page 118. Movies are played by holding the button down.
7 Press to run your choice. 123 Chapter 7 . * OVERWRITE saves the edited movie with the original file name. CANCEL: Cancels EDIT. ● NEW FILE is not available when the card does not have enough memory. The original movie will be erased. * NEW FILE saves the edited movie as a new movie with a different file name. Returns to the MOVIE PLAY screen. RESET: Resets EDIT. 5 Press screen appears.Playing Back Movies — MOVIE PLAY (Cont. ● EDIT is not available when the card is protected or when “ CARD FULL” appears (indicating insufficient memory). 6 Press Ññ to select items.) . Returns to the first-frame selection screen. ● EDIT EDIT screen EDIT O K RESET CANCEL OK: Selects NEW FILE or OVERWRITE.
0 1/800 +2.23. see pages 19 and 20.12.Displaying Shooting Information Chapter 7 This function lets you select how much shooting information is on the monitor in the playback mode.12. bring up the top menu and press x10 again.0 ISO400 ’01. When it is set to OFF.23 21:56 FILE: 123–3456 When INFO is ON ’01. 21:56 6453 When INFO is OFF 124 . x10 HQ HQ SIZE: 2272x1704 F2. only a small amount of information is displayed. For details on each piece of information displayed. 1 Press to display the top menu. Playback top menu (still pictures) INFO MODE MENU Pressing É turns 2 information on the INFO on and displays the full amount of shooting monitor. ● To turn INFO off.
2 Turn theazoom leverenlarged. toward ( ). TIPS ● How to return the picture to the original size (1x) T Turn the zoom lever to W. 2. Each time you turn the zoom lever towards T. ● Pictures with mark cannot be enlarged.Close-up Playback Chapter 7 Pictures displayed on the monitor can be enlarged. 3.5 or 4 times. then select the desired picture by using the arrow pad. 1 With the arrowthe select the picture you want to enlarge.5. ● How to display another picture T Turn the zoom lever to W to return to 1x. The enlarged picture is shifted in the desired direction. Press the arrow ● When picture is corresponding to the direction you want to view. pad. pictures are enlarged by 1. 125 .Tß/å/˙/¥ are displayed. allowing you to view a different portion of the image. 2.5. 3.
press the zoom lever to W ( ). 116). ñ: Jumps to the next index display (the frames following the bottom right frame). or 16 (see the next page).Index Display Chapter 7 This function lets you show many pictures at the same time on the monitor. Index display (9-frame) In the single-frame playback mode (P. í: Moves to the next frame. It is useful for comparing your pictures and choosing the best ones. Ñ: Jumps to the previous index display (the frames before the top left frame). including the one displayed in the single-frame playback mode. appear in the index display. Pictures. 126 . The number of pictures shown can be 4. 9. How to use the arrow pad during an index display É: Moves to the previous frame.
the number Index display (4-frame) 2 Choose press . of pictures (4. then press the zoom lever toward T.Index Display (Cont. 9 or 16) and 127 Chapter 7 . select MODE MENU T SETUP T . Selecting the Number of Pictures This function lets you change the number of pictures in an index display.) TIPS ● How to view a full-size picture from the index T Select the picture with the arrow pad. 1 In the top menu.
). Recording sound takes approx. etc. you can replace the sound with silence by doing the above steps again while keeping quiet. the camera 4 Pointrecording. 3 Press í to display START. 4 seconds for each picture. 128 . ● Sound may not be recorded when a card has insufficient memory. then press start ● A bar is displayed to show the progress of recording. ● After being added. to Built-in microphone ● To obtain the optimum sound. microphone towards the subject.3 ft) away from the subject. 2 In the top menu. the original sound is erased. select MODE MENU T PLAY T . the microphone should be placed no further than 1m (3. ● Sound recording may also pick up camera noises (e. still picture to add sound using 1 Select a cannot be added to picturesto bythe the arrow pad. ● Sound with mark. buttons clicking.g. However. ● When a new sound is recorded.Adding Sound Chapter 7 Sound can be added to still pictures after you take them. shutter movement. ● function is not available when the card is protected or when “ CARD FULL” appears (indicating there is no memory left). sound cannot be erased from pictures. You can also change sound that has already been recorded.
● Pictures cannot be protected while being played back on a TV. protection. The picture is now 2 Press .Protect Chapter 7 Pressing the accidentally. ● To cancel again. 21:56 24 Displayed when a picture is protected. button in the mode protects pictures from being erased 1 Display the picture you want to protect by using the arrow pad. ● Protection cannot be applied to pictures stored on a card with a writeprotect adhesive seal. 129 . ● Protected pictures cannot be deleted with the ALL ERASE (all-frame erase) function.23. but they can be deleted with the FORMAT (format) function. HQ ’01.12. press protected.
● To cancel erasing.Erasing Pictures Chapter 7 Recorded pictures can also be erased. ERASE screen is displayed. pictures cannot be brought back. select NO in step 3 and press again. Single-Frame Erase This function only erases the picture displayed on the monitor. cancel the protection (P. 4 Press to erase the picture. 129). . or press the button 130 . a picture you wish to erase by using the arrow 1 Select picture is protected. ● Once erased. ● If the 2 Press the ● The (erase) button. Erasing further pictures must be done one-by-one if using this function. This can be done either one frame at a time or to all the pictures in the card. pad. ● Pictures in a card with a write-protect seal cannot be erased. ERASE YES NO SELECT GO ERASE screen 3 Press Ñ to select YES.
ALL ERASE YES NO SELECT GO ALL ERASE screen 3 Press Ñ to select YES. 1 In the top menu.the progress of ● A bar to show erasing. to start 4 Press is displayederasing. ● To cancel erasing.) All-Frame Erase This function erases all still pictures and movies in the card.Erasing Pictures (Cont. select NO in step 3 and press . Screen during erasing 131 Chapter 7 . 129). 2 Press ● The . select MODE MENU T CARD T CARD SETUP T ALL ERASE. except protected ones (P. ALL ERASE screen is displayed.
re-formatting with the camera is recommended. FORMAT screen is displayed. select MODE MENU T CARD T CARD SETUP T 1 In FORMAT. Cards can be formatted in all mode dial positions. select NO in step 3 and press . ● To cancel formatting.Formatting Cards Chapter 7 Cards must be formatted. FORMAT screen FORMAT YES NO 3 Press Ñ to select YES. 132 . the top menu. to start 4 Press is displayedformatting. In such cases. you must format them with the camera before use. ● Recording time may be longer with non-OLYMPUS cards and computerformatted cards. Formatting prepares cards to receive data. Screen during formatting ● All existing data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards are highly recommended. ● Cards with a write-protect seal cannot be formatted. 2 Press ● The . progress of ● A bar to show the formatting. Make sure that you save or transfer important data before formatting a used card. If you are going to use non-OLYMPUS cards or cards formatted by other devices such as a computer.
● Your TV may put a black frame around the picture. This is due to the TV's adjustment settings.the TV. 1 Make sure that the TV and camera power are off . ● Video signal is either NTSC or PAL compatible depending on the standard in the intended area of distribution. ● The camera monitor turns off automatically when the camera is connected to a TV. ● Images can be rotated only when they are played back on a TV. 3 Set the mode dial to and turn on the TV. 2 Connect the camera to the TV using the AV cable. Connect to the TV's video input (yellow) and audio input (white) terminals. Switch the TV to video input. See the next page for details.Playback on a TV Chapter 7 With the provided AV cable. 133 . This is normal. recorded images and sound can be played back on a TV. refer to your TV's instruction manual. ● The image may appear off-center on the TV screen. AV cable Connect to the A/V OUT jack (black). ● The will be displayed on TIPS ● The optional AC adapter is recommended when using the camera with a TV. ● For details on switching to video input. an image by 4 Selectselected imageusing the arrow pad.
● The following pictures cannot be rotated: Protected pictures. With picture rotation. 134 . Picture rotated 90° counter-clockwise from normal playback position Picture rotated 90° clockwise from normal playback position ● Movie pictures cannot be rotated. pictures taken with the camera held vertically are also oriented vertically (i.) Chapter 7 Picture Rotation There may be times when you want to rotate a picture. However. HQ Normal playback of a vertically oriented picture ’01. 21:56 24 2 Each time the is button pressed.12. ● New picture positions are saved even when the power is turned off. you can turn them horizontally. vertically 1 Display apicture in oriented the single-frame playback mode (P.e. 116).Playback on a TV (Cont. Pictures taken with other cameras. 125). pictures cannot be rotated while in close-up playback (P. Pictures can be rotated only when they are played back on a TV.23. ● Close-up playback is possible after pictures are rotated. longer vertically than horizontally). 90 degrees clockwise. For example. Pictures in a card with a write-protect seal. or counter-clockwise. the picture is rotated as shown.
Chapter 8 Useful Functions This chapter explains various useful camera functions. . Also see “Using the Menu” in Chapter 3.
83) Noise reduction (P. ON OFF. (external only) SLOW2 Settings ISO sensitivity (P.100) Function (P. 100. M IN+ (main+external). This makes it easy to jump to frequently-used functions by pressing only one button. 61 – 63) Flash selection (P. SQ1. 109) SLOW1. 88) – (Single-frame). WHITE BOARD. ON OFF. SHQ. 79) Auto focus mode (P. HQ. 97) Record mode (P. S. BKT AUTO. 400 A. 103) White balance (P. ON Fulltime auto focus (P. (tungsten light). SQ2 AUTO. SPOT OFF. 68) Sound recording (still pictures) (P. OFF. SEPIA. (Sequential). SLOW. (daylight). BLACK BOARD TIFF.Custom Button Chapter 8 Menu items listed in the table below can be set to the custom button on the camera.114) Digital zoom (P. ON iESP. (overcast). 177) Slow synchronization (P. 109) One-Touch white balance (P. 107) A/S/M (P. 94) (factory default setting) Drive mode (P. (fluorescent) – 136 . (AF Sequential). BLACK&WHITE. 69) OFF. The factory default setting is “AE LOCK”. 176. (Self-timer/remote control). Custom button Available Menu Items Items AE LOCK (P. 200.
● The repeatedly until 2 Press to the one you want. AE LOCK DRIVE ISO A/S/M Using the Custom Button (custom button). Press to select ON or OFF. 1 Pressfunction currently set to the custom button appears. ● The CUSTOM BUTTON screen appears. 137 . press your setting. the want by 2 Select thenfunction you to save using Ññ . FULLTIME AF OFF FULLTIME AF ON Press this button.) Setting the Custom Button Chapter 8 menu.Custom Button (Cont. select MODE 1 In the top T CUSTOM BUTTON. the setting within the function changes Ex: When FULLTIME AF is set to the custom button.MENU T SETUP Press CUSTOM BUTTON screen CUSTOM BUTTON í.
T AE lock cannot be used when a different function is set to the custom button.) Chapter 8 Mode Dial & Custom Button Mode dial Custom button P A/S/M – Factory default setting AE LOCK AE LOCK – ● The custom button cannot be set separately for each shooting mode. Re-set AE LOCK to the custom button by following “Setting the Custom Button” on page 137. TIPS ● Using AE LOCK after setting a different function to the custom button. 138 .Custom Button (Cont.
ON OFF. 109) White balance correction (P. This is useful when you want to quickly go to frequently-used functions. 400 A. BKT AUTO. SPOT OFF. 114) Multi-metering (P. 88) Settings (Single-frame). SHQ. (AF Sequential). Shortcut menu DRIVE MODE MENU WB Available Menu Items Items Drive mode (P. 176. 68) Sound recording (still pictures) (P. 86) Flash selection (P. ON OFF. (Sequential). 200. 69) OFF. ON iESP. S. (Self-timer/remote control). 83) Noise reduction (P. 79) Auto focus mode (P. M +2 IN+ 0 . WHITE BOARD. 100. 92) Digital zoom (P. BLACK BOARD TIFF. OFF. 112) Contrast (P. HQ. SQ2 AUTO. ON OFF. 111) Sharpness (P. BLACK&WHITE. 61 – 63) Flash adjustment (P. 103) White balance (P. PRESET. 97) Record mode (P.Shortcut Chapter 8 Functions on the top menu other than MODE MENU can be replaced with those listed in the table below. (external only) SLOW2 ISO sensitivity (P.–5 0 .RED (One-Touch) 0 . 98) Function (P. BLUE +5 +5 0 . SEPIA. SQ1. ON – Fulltime auto focus (P. 100) Panorama (P. 113) SLOW1. 177) Slow synchronization (P. SLOW.–2 (main+external).–5 139 . 107) A/S/M (P.
then to display the 2 Selectfunctionspress í 139. and C on the monitor are the same as top. select MENU 1 In the top T SHORT CUT. to save 140 . T SETUP Press ● The SHORT CUT screen appears. A B C MODE MENU Select the item 3 your setting. SHORT CUT screen SHORT SHORT CUT A B C SELECT DRIVE WB GO A. menu on page ● A.) Chapter 8 Setting the Shortcut Menu menu.MODE í. B. left. then press ● Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to set B and C.Shortcut (Cont. you want by pressing Ññ. and bottom on the top menu.
arrow pad according to the arrow (˙ß¥) shown next to each ● The monitor jumps directly to the setting screen of that item. WB SLOW NOISE REDUCTION MULTI MULTI METERING DIGITAL DIGITAL ZOOM FULLTIME FULLTIME AF Pressing Ñ takes you directly to the DIGITAL ZOOM setting screen. 141 . Mode Dial & Shortcut Menu Mode dial Shortcut menu P A/S/M – Factory default setting A: DRIVE B: C: WB – ● The shortcut menu cannot be set separately for each shooting mode. SET CARD PIC CAMERA DIGITAL ZOOM MODE MENU Press this button. Ex: When DIGITAL ZOOM is set to the A shortcut.) Using the Shortcut Menu Chapter 8 OFF ON to 1 Pressshortcutdisplay the top menu. ● The menu you set before is the 2 Pressitem.shown on the top menu.Shortcut (Cont.
then starts blinking. select 2 In the top menu. After blinking for approx. Sequential shooting is not available. TIPS ● To stop the self-timer. 143). then press ). ● appears on the control panel. Control panel Self-timer/remote control Self-timer/remote control lamp 3 Press the shutter button fully to start self-timer shooting. The self-timer/remote control lamp ● The self-timer mode is canceled after the picture is taken even if OFF is selected in All Reset (P. press the shutter button fully again. . 1 Use a tripod to stabilize the camera. 10 seconds. (In the mode.DRIVE MODE .MENU T CAMERA T T then press (in the mode. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T T ON. ● In the P and A/S/M modes. 2 seconds. the picture is taken. 142 .) ● To stop shooting while in the mode. press will turn off.Self-Timer Shooting Chapter 8 This function is useful for taking pictures that the shooter wants to be in too. the camera automatically stops shooting when it goes over the maximum recording time for one shot. recording starts. ● The self-timer/remote control lamp on the front of the camera lights up for approx. This can also be done with remote-control shooting. ● In the mode. only single-frame shooting is possible with the self-timer.
4 Select the setting within the function by using Ññ. these custom settings are saved. The settings that All Reset affects are listed on P. ON The factory default settings come back when the power is turned off. 143 . . MODE MENU T SETUP SETUP CARD PIC CAM All Reset setting screen ● The All Reset setting screen appears. ON.All Reset Chapter 8 This function lets you choose whether or not the camera saves its current settings. 2 Select selecting CUSTOM. press í to display the CUSTOM screen. CUSTOM Your favorite settings are saved as “Custom Settings”. There are three options: OFF The settings just before the power is turned off are saved. 145. or CUSTOM. ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING OFF ON CUSTOM OFF. then press . then press í. When the power is turned off. menu. When ● The CUSTOM screen appears T Go to Step 3. then press 5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to change other functions. select 1 In the top T ALL RESET. 3 Select the functions you want by using Ññ.
Press í to go to the aperture setting screen. The monitor then returns to the previous screen.All Reset (Cont. Increases the value Decreases the value 144 . CUSTOM FNo SHUTTER CUSTOM screen CUSTOM FNo SHUTTER LCD ZOOM OFF LCD ZOOM Press to save the setting.) Chapter 8 Ex: When setting the aperture on the CUSTOM screen.
All Reset (Cont. 112) Contrast (P. 69) Auto focus method (P. 91) Drive (P. 176. 107) A/S/M (P. 79) Fulltime auto focus (P. 109) White balance correction (P.8 1/800 ±0 OFF 35mm AUTO OFF Factory default setting OFF OFF OFF OFF iESP OFF ON OFF HQ HQ AUTO ±0 ±0 ±0 Setting Aperture (P. 114) Multi-metering (P. 61) Shutter speed (P. 70) ISO sensitivity (P. 100) Sound recording (movies) (P. 111) Sharpness (P. 92) Digital zoom (P. 108) LCD*1 Zoom*2 Flash mode (P. 88) Auto/manual focus (P.) Factory default setting F1. 83) Setting Noise reduction (P. 84) Spot/Macro (P. 104) Record mode (movies) (P. 86) Flash selection (P. *2 Zoom position is selected from 35mm/55mm/80mm/105mm when the camera is turned on (these numbers are based on a 35mm camera). 145 Chapter 8 Available Items and Factory Default Settings . 177) Slow synchronization (P. 113) AF AUTO A ±0 IN+ (main+ extension) SLOW1 *1 This sets the Monitor’s ON/OFF when the camera is turned on. 68) Sound recording (still pictures) (P. 61 – 63) Flash adjustment (P. 101) Function (P. 104) White balance (P. 62) Exposure compensation (P. 97) Record mode (still pictures) (P.
LOW. select MODE MENU T SETUP SETUP CARD CAM Beep setting screen ● The beep setting screen appears. 146 . ON The image being recorded onto the card is displayed on the monitor. menu. This is useful for a brief check of images you have just taken. Pressing the shutter button halfway at any time displays the image the camera is currently aimed at. ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING OFF LOW HIGH 2 Select OFF. This is useful when you want to prepare your next shot while the previous image is being recorded.Beep Chapter 8 You can set the volume of the beep used for button operations or warnings to OFF. The factory default setting is LOW. You can choose if the image being recorded is displayed on the monitor during shooting. select MODE MENU T SETUP T REC VIEW T ON or OFF. ● If you shoot with the monitor off and battery power is too low. then press Rec View . If you shoot while using the monitor. but you can turn the beep completely off if you don't want it. the subject the camera is pointing at will be displayed. Rec View is not available. or HIGH. LOW or HIGH. 1 In the top T . In the top menu. OFF The image being recorded onto the card is not displayed.
and the file number returns to No. This helps you to manage multiple cards.File Name Chapter 8 The camera automatically creates file names and folder names for images to be stored in.Sep. The folder number returns to No. This is useful when a group of files stretches over more than one card. = B. Choose the one that is best for you when transferring images to a computer. the file number and folder number are reset every time a new card is inserted in the camera. FILE NAME setting screen SETUP CARD PIC CAM ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING RESET AUTO 2 Select RESET or AUTO. so that the same file number is not used on different cards. 147 . then press . This is useful when grouping files on separate cards. = A. = 1 . Oct. Nov. 100. RESET When RESET is selected. MODE MENU T SETUP ● The FILE NAME setting screen appears. select 1 In the top T FILE NAME. = C There are two choices here: RESET or AUTO. 0001. menu.9. . Dec. Files can be numbered from 0001 to 9999 and folders can be numbered from 100 to 999. but the file number continues from the previous card. ● Month: Jan. the same folder number is retained. Examples are shown below. AUTO When AUTO is selected.
Wait a few minutes after the monitor is used or continuous shots are taken to allow for proper performance of the Pixel Mapping function. SETUP CARD PIC CAM menu. ● When the both Folder/File No. even if the card is not full yet. and the folder number changes. The number of storable pictures becomes 0. It is not necessary to operate this function frequently..) Chapter 8 TIPS ● When the File No. 100 to No. 101. No more pictures can be taken.. The file number returns to 0001. reaches 9999. from No. for example. MENU T SETUP ALL RESET ON LOW ON REC VIEW FILE NAME RESET PIXEL MAPPING SETUP CARD PIC CAM 2 Press í. reach each maximum number (999/9999).File Name (Cont. select MODE 1 In the top T PIXEL MAPPING..appears. Pixel Mapping The Pixel Mapping feature allows the camera to check a CCD and image processing circuit automatically. Approximately once a year is recommended.. ● START ALL RESET REC VIEW FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING START 148 .
start again from Step 1. (P. the camera replaces meters/feet with centimeters/inches. 149 Chapter 8 . 1 In the top T m/ft. Measurement Units: m/ft (meters/feet) Measurement units can be selected from either meters or feet in the manual focus mode. select MODE MENU T SETUP SETUP CARD PIC CAM M/ft setting screen ● The m/ft setting screen appears. ● If the power is turned off during Pixel Mapping. the screen returns to normal. 70) At close ranges.) 3 Press . bar appears during Pixel ● A progress Mapping. then press .Pixel Mapping (Cont. m/ft SHORT CUT CUSTOM BUTTON m ft 2 Select “m” or “ft”. ● When Pixel Mapping is finished. menu.
Chapter 9 Print setting Print reserve prepares pictures you have taken with the camera for printing at a photo lab or on your printer. .
Several different printing options are available: Printing at a photo lab that supports DPOF or printing on a DPOF compatible printer What is DPOF? DPOF is short for Digital Print Order Format. however.) with the pictures stored on the card. This means that when you print an image with a lower resolution than the printer. This is called “dpi” (dots per inch). high-quality pictures. the higher the resolution. By specifying which images are to be printed. that the dpi of the picture you want to print does not change to match the printer resolution.How to print pictures Chapter 9 When you want to print out pictures that you have taken with this camera and stored on a card. 151 . 103). P-330N(E) or P-200 digital printer If you insert a card with Print Reserve data into the printer. DPOF is a format used to record automatic print information from cameras. Transferring pictures to a computer (P. Print Reserve allows you to save printing data (number of prints. If you want to be able to print large. 153 – 158). Although you can print magnified images. picture quality will decrease. and the better the printed results. the images can be printed easily by DPOFcompatible printing service labs or a personal DPOF-compatible printer. date printed on pictures. the size of the printed picture will be smaller. The higher the dpi value. For more details. refer to the printer’s instructions. set the picture size in the camera as high as possible (higher record mode) (P. Printing on an Olympus CAMEDIA P-400. 161 – 173) and printing them from a printer connected to the computer Also refer to the application software's instructions. perform Print Reserve (P. printing is possible without using a computer. Keep in mind. etc. TIPS ● Picture size and printing The resolution of a computer/printer is generally based on the number of dots (pixels) per square inch.
● This camera cannot be directly connected to printers such as the Olympus P-300 digital printer. ● Even if an image appears with the message “PICTURE ERROR”. ● DPOF reservations set by another device cannot be changed by this camera. the print reserve icon ( ) does not appear where an image is displayed for full view. Since appears where multiple images are displayed (index-display mode). ● Print reserve may take considerable time in some cases. it is possible to confirm the print reserve status. In such a case.How to print pictures (Cont. only the first 999 images can be printed.) Chapter 9 ● Images taken with this camera can also be printed using a printer or at a photo lab that supports the Design rule for Camera File system/DCF. ● If a card contains DPOF reservations set by another device. Make changes using the original device. ● Not all functions may be available on all printers or at all photo labs. ● If you are printing using the P-330N(E) . 152 . ● Print reserve cannot be done when using a card with a write-protect seal. entering reservations using this camera may overwrite the previous reservations. Print reserve may be performed on it.
● Pictures with 2 Press the button to display the PRINT ORDER screen. Select x (number of 3 then press í to set theprints) or numbers. Reserve mode. 0 When selecting 0 DATE DATE x Decreases the number. EXIT SELECT GO SELECT SET GO When selecting EXIT SELECT NO DATE DATE TIME GO Select DATE or TIME. press . Select . Increases the number. 153 . 4 After all settings are complete. still picture. PRINT ORDER SETTING PRINT ORDERED RESET KEEP EXIT SELECT GO EXIT PRINT ORDER SELECT If Print Reserve data is already stored on the card. 159).All-frame Print Reserve Chapter 9 GO to to display a 1 Set the mode dialcannot be printed out. the PRINT ORDER SETTING screen appears giving you the choice of resetting the data or keeping it (P. ● The screen exits from the Print ● The Playback mode is restored and the Print Reserve mark and number of prints are displayed. (date/time) by pressing Ñ or ñ.
23. the PRINT ORDER SETTING screen appears giving you the choice of resetting the data or keeping it (P. 3 Select a frame you want to print using single-frame playback (P. 1 Display a with picture you want toout. PRINT ORDER SETTING PRINT ORDERED RESET KEEP EXIT SELECT GO EXIT PRINT ORDER SELECT GO If Print Reserve data is already stored on the card. ● Pictures cannot be printed 2 Press the button to display the PRINT ORDER screen.12.Single-frame print reserve Chapter 9 still print. 126). x10 HQ ’01. 159). 21:56 EXIT ORDER 24 When selecting a frame for Print Reserve 154 . 116) or index display (P. Select .
) 4 Press ● The . 0 DATE DATE NO SELECT SET GO Decreases the number. EXIT SELECT NO DATE DATE TIME GO setting. Select x (number of prints) or (date/time). ● perform pictures. ● Make sure that the Print Reserve mark. To “Trimming setting” (P. Increases the number. the button twice. 155 Chapter 9 . 6 Press screen exits from the Print Reserve mode.Single-frame print reserve (Cont. screen appears. The playback mode is ● The restored. number of prints and date/time are displayed. repeat steps – 5. 156). press to 5 ToTosave the Print Reserve for moreexit from the selection3screen.
Moves the vertical line to the left. a screen appears giving you the choice of setting trimming (SETUP) or canceling trimming (CANCEL). one of the following methods: When the zoom lever is moved toward W. Select RESET and press . 156 . If has been set already. the intersection point (green) moves toward the bottom right corner of the display. the screen appears. Set the top left corner point of 2 The trim Move the vertical and horizontal lines using the desired picture. 155. When the zoom lever is moved toward T. ● If you select OK or CANCEL. the intersection point (green) moves toward the top left corner of the display. Moves the horizontal line down. select (P. which is displayed in step 4 on P.Trimming setting Chapter 9 It is possible to enlarge a part of a recorded picture and to print out the enlarged section only. the screen returns to the screen. frame lines (white) appear on opposite sides from the trimming lines (green). – 1 Do isteps -1f r a4mof “S ngle e print reserve”. 155). When the lever is moved. To save the current trimming size T OK To set a new trimming size T RESET To cancel the trimming size T CANCEL SETUP OK CANCEL RESET CANCEL If is not set on the desired picture. Moves the vertical line to the right. In step 4. Moves the horizontal line up. then press . 154. screen appears.
Trimming setting (Cont. OK RESET CANCEL 157 Chapter 9 . 1 second. changes to the one for setting 4 The screenmethods for moving the vertical the bottom right corner point. to 5 Press point. When the zoom lever is moved toward W.) 3 Press to save the top left corner point. The and horizontal lines are the same as described in step 2. ● The screen returns to the screen. press the button. When the lever is moved. When the zoom lever is moved toward T. which is displayed in step 1. 6 Select OK on the screen. frame lines (white) appear on opposite sides from the trimming lines (green). ● To change the top left corner point. save the bottom right corner ● The trimming size is displayed for approx. the intersection point (green) moves toward the bottom right corner of the display. the intersection point (green) moves toward the top left corner of the display.
printing magnification increases accordingly. If the trimmed picture size is small. resulting in a printed picture with lower resolution. but if the zoom lever is used. the ratio is fixed at 4:3. the button twice. 8 Press screen exits from the Print Reserve mode to return to the playback ● The mode. it is recommended to use the TIFF. ● For best results with close-up prints.) Chapter 9 7 To save the setting. 158 .Trimming setting (Cont. ● The vertical to horizontal ratio in the trimming screen can be changed using the Arrow pad. press twice to exit from the selection screen. ● The size of the printed picture varies depending on the printer setting. SHQ or HQ mode.
159 . EXIT SELECT x 0 GO 4 To save the setting. button to display the PRINT ORDER 2 Press theReserve data is NOT stored on the card. PRINT ORDER SETTING PRINT ORDERED RESET KEEP EXIT SELECT GO Remove selected pictures only Select KEEP. then set the number of prints to 0 on the (single-frame print reserve) screen. to exit from the selection screen. 3 Select RESET. 1 Display a still picture. ● If Print the PRINT ORDER SETTING screen does not appear.Resetting Print Reserve Resetting Print Reserve Chapter 9 Allows you to reset all Print Reserve settings for pictures stored on a card. SETTING screen. press 5 Press the button twice.
This chapter shows you how to transfer pictures to a computer for viewing and image processing. .Chapter 10 Transferring pictures to a computer Pictures stored on the card can also be viewed on a computer.
Consult the manufacturer of your computer for details of its operating environment. Identification of running OS (Windows 98/98SE.162.164.0 ● Windows 98 upgrade from Windows 95 ● Mac OS 8.1) Windows 98/98SE Windows 2000 Professional/Me Mac OS 9. 161 .Connecting directly to a computer by cable Chapter 10 How to connect to a computer by USB cable depends on the OS your computer is running. Windows 2000 Professional/Me. ● Windows 95/NT 4.1 Connecting USB cable (P.6 or lower (except Mac OS 8. etc.5 installed at the factory) ● Data transfer is not guaranteed on a homemade PC system.170) Removing the card (P. Mac OS 9.0 .168.172) Even if your computer has a USB connector.6 equipped with USB MASS Storage support 1.166. 167) Transferring images to a computer Downloading (P. 169) Removing the card (P.0 .).3. data transfer may not function correctly if you are using one of the operating systems listed below or if you have an add-on USB connector (extension card. 165) Transferring images to a computer -Downloading (P.171) Disconnecting the cable (P.9. 163) Installing USB driver (P.9.
do not use a hub and connect the camera directly to the personal computer.) Chapter 10 ● When connecting the camera to a computer. Use the AC adapter (optional) when downloading files. Personal computer USB cable Camera’s USB connector off the camera's power. the camera does not enter the Sleep (power save) mode nor will the camera’s power turn off automatically. the camera stops operating and downloaded image data (file) will be lost. ● To avoid computer malfunctions. 162 . ● To play back movies. then insert 1 Turn to be transferred to the computer. the card containing image files 2 Open the camera’s connector cover. use the USB cable (provided). disconnect the camera from the computer. ● Make sure that the camera's power is off before connecting the AC adapter. When connected (transmitting) to a computer. ● Before removing the AC adapter. operation may not be stable if there are any compatibility problems between the personal computer and the hub. make sure that the remaining battery power is sufficient. If the battery power runs out while the computer is reading data from the card loaded in the camera. In such a case. the personal computer should have QuickTime installed on it. How to connect To connect the camera to a personal computer. and make sure that the camera's power is off. ● If the camera is connected to the personal computer via a USB hub.Connecting directly to a computer by cable (Cont. do not turn off the camera or switch the camera’s mode dial position when the camera is connected to a personal computer.
Connecting directly to a computer by cable (Cont. Click on the “OK” button when a message appears saying that the installation is complete. 163 Chapter 10 . B to the USB connector 5 Set the mode dial to . the camera as a new device. Install the USB driver from the software CD (provided) according to the instructions on P.0 .) of the USB 3 Connect the endcomputer. ● When using Mac OS 9. The next time you connect. 164.1: The computer recognizes the camera automatically and an “Untitled” icon appears on the Desktop.9. cable marked on the personal A to the USB connector 4 Connect the end of the USB cable marked on the camera. “Transferring images to a 6 Following — Downloading” (P. The camera is displayed as “Removable Disk” in either “My Computer” or “Explorer”. The computer will recognize the camera automatically. computer copy or move an image file on the personal computer. then installs the ● The computer recognizes USB driver. ● When using Windows 98/98SE: A display appears saying that the computer has recognized the camera and has started installing the USB driver. ● When using Windows 2000 Professional/Me: The USB driver will be automatically installed. the message below will not appear. 166).
164 . 4 Place the software CD in the CD-ROM drive and wait until the CD is recognized. 3 Confirm that “Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended)” is selected. ● If a window automatically appears when the CD is ready. and click on the “Browse” button. 2 Click on the “Next” button. then click on the “Next” button. click on the “Exit” button and erase the window. add one next to “Specify a location”.) Chapter 10 Installing a USB driver when using Windows 98/98SE the to 1 Connect the cameradialthe computer and set mode to (see “How to connect”).Connecting directly to a computer by cable (Cont. ● A window appears saying that the computer has recognized the camera as a “New Device (hardware)”. the 5 Remove disk check marks next to “Floppy drive” and “CD-ROM drive”.
go on to “Transferring images to a computer — Downloading” (P. window at 7 Thethe “Next” right appears. 165 Chapter 10 . then click on the mark at the left-hand side of “USB folder”. Click on button. Click on the “OK” button after selecting the "Win98" folder.) “Browse at 6 In theside of thefor folder” window.Connecting directly to a computer by cable (Cont. The “Win98” folder appears at the bottom of the USB folder. A second window appears. click on the “Next” button. Again.166). ● A window appears showing the progress of the file copying process (reading the USB driver into the computer). Make sure “USB driver” is here. click on the [+] mark [+] the lefthand “CD-ROM drive” icon. a message 8 WhenUSB driver appears saying that installation is complete.
3 Double-click the “Removable Disk” icon. the camera is not connected correctly.Transferring images to a computer — Downloading Chapter 10 If the camera is connected correctly to a personal computer. the card is recognized as a drive (usually “Removable Disk”) on a personal computer. click the “My Computer” icon. ● The card loaded in the camera is recognized as a folder on the personal computer. connect the camera to your computer. Under Mac OS. When using a Macintosh. ● A window containing a folder named DCIM opens. Windows 1 Referring to “How to connect” (P. the card is displayed as a new drive (Untitled) on the desktop. 162) and connect it again. the file name is “Untitled”. 166 . 162). click on “Removable Disk”. not “My Camera”. version 2. Images stored on the card can be treated the same way as files on a floppydisk or MO (magneto-optical disk) using software such as Windows Explorer. Note on using CAMEDIA Master software ● If you want to use CAMEDIA Master software. If the “Removable Disk” icon does not appear. Go back to “How to connect” (P. 2 From the desktop. ● When using CAMEDIA Master software.5 or higher is required.
the personal computer should have QuickTime installed on it. ● When moving a file. ● Install QuickTime from the provided software CD. ● To play back movies. instructions provided by your computer.) 4 Double-click the DCIMafolder. 167 Chapter 10 . 100OLYMP folder. 5 Double-click theopens. named ● A window containing folder 100OLYMP opens. displaying your ● A new window image files. the image your computer using 6 Copy (download)or copying files tobe sure to follow any Explorer.Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont.
● A window containing a folder named DCIM opens. 100OLYMP folder. 168 . the camera is not connected correctly. 3 Double-click the DCIMafolder. If this icon does not appear. named ● A window containing folder 100OLYMP opens. displaying your ● A new window image files.Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont. 2 Double-click the “Untitled” icon. 162) and connect again. ● An “Untitled” icon appears on the desktop. 4 Double-click theopens.) Chapter 10 Macintosh 1 Connect the camera to your computer (see “How to connect” on P. Go back to “How to connect” (P. 162).
refer to their instruction manuals. – Turning off the camera. ● When moving a file. make sure that the images are completely transferred to the computer. For details on using commercial graphics applications. 169 Chapter 10 . CAMEDIA Master software. or other software.). Microsoft Internet Explorer. The images (files) may be damaged if they are processed (e. – Switching the mode dial position. TIPS You can view images using: graphics applications that support JPEG (Paint Shop Pro.) the image your computer using 5 Copy (download)or copying files tobe sure to follow any Mac OS. Photoshop. instructions provided by your computer. etc. rotated. When using graphics applications.).Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont.) by some graphics applications while still in the card. etc.g. Internet browsers (Netscape Communicator. ● Always disconnect the camera from the personal computer when doing any of the following: – Changing the card. etc.
29). and/or re-start your personal computer. the Drive icon (Removable 2 Selecton “My Computer” and rightDisk) click to display the menu. disconnect the USB cable and re-connect it.Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont. Windows 1 Makeissure the camera’s access lamp off. always do the following when removing the card. T See “Ejecting the card” (P. Card access lamp 170 . 4 Open the card cover on the camera and remove the card.) Chapter 10 Removing the card To avoid computer malfunctions. 3 Select “Eject” and left-click. If a malfunction occurs.
) Macintosh 1 Makeissure the camera’s access lamp off. Card access lamp 171 Chapter 10 .Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont. and the 2 Drag onto dropTrash“Untitled” Drive icon the on the desktop or select “Special” — “Eject” on the menu. 29). 3 Open the card cover on the camera and remove the card. T See “Ejecting the card” (P.
click on the “OK” button. then click on the “Stop” button. Remove the USB cable. but make sure that the card access lamp is not blinking. Windows 98/SE. then remove the USB cable. 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Left-click on the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon (circled in the illustration below) on the task bar (at the lower right-hand side of your computer screen). select the camera from the hardware device list. Remove the USB cable. Double-click on the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon (circled in the illustration below) on the task bar (displayed at the bottom right on a personal computer). When a message appears saying that the hardware can be ejected safely. click on the “OK” button.) Chapter 10 Removing the USB cable To remove the USB cable. When a message appears saying that the hardware can be ejected safely.Transferring images to a computer — Downloading (Cont. Windows 2000/Me Do either of the following to remove the USB cable: (A) Click on the task bar. leftclick on the message. (B) Double-click on the task bar. following the steps on P. When the display for ejecting the hardware appears. Removing the USB cable is possible even when the card is in the camera. 172 . When a message appears saying that the driver has been stopped. 170. do the following: Remember: First remove the card. Mac OS Make sure the camera’s access lamp is off.
consult our Customer Support Center. Computer operating environment Personal computer equipped with a 3. read the instructions provided with the device. For the latest information on available adapters. the above devices may not function properly.Saving directly from a card Chapter 10 Card adapters enable you to save images on your personal computer without having to connect your camera directly to your computer. ● For details on operating the above devices. Depending on the computer operating environment and/or the card memory capacity.5" floppy disk-drive Required devices Floppy disk adapter Personal computer equipped with a PC card slot (PCMCIA) or an external PC card reader/writer Personal computer equipped with a USB port PC card adapter SmartMedia reader/writer Note: ● Check for compatibility. 173 .
Chapter 11 Using optional accessories .
● Read carefully the “GENERAL PRECAUTIONS” included in the package and the AC adapter’s instructions. 175 . Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or Service center for details. 1 Turn off the camera.and unplug the AC adapter first from the camera then from 2 AC wall outlet Power plug AC adapter Connection cord plug 3 DC-IN jack (Black) ● If you shoot for a long time. turn off thethe outlet. 2 Plug the AC adapter into a power outlet. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the area the camera is being used.AC adapter Chapter 11 An optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. ● Never connect or disconnect the AC adapter when the card access lamp is blinking. 4 To disconnect. camera. 3 Open the jack cover and plug the connection cord into the DC-In jack. Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. noise may appear on pictures.
allowing the main flash and external flash to function together. which can be used either by itself or together with the main flash. select MODE MENU T CAMERA T FLASH. Using the two flashes together allows for more sophisticated lighting. and flash cable. flash bracket. DRIVE ISO A/S/M IN+ FLASH 176 . Unscrew and remove it before connecting the bracket cable. SET CARD PIC CAMERA Flash selection screen ● The flash selection screen appears. ● Refer to each separate instruction manual for the external flash.External flash Chapter 11 Using the FL-40 external flash Various types of flash shooting are possible with the FL-40 external flash. ● The 5-pin external flash socket cover on the camera is threaded. the exclusive FL-BK01 flash bracket (optional) and FL-CB01 bracket cable (optional) are required. flash mode and exposure compensation will be detected automatically by the camera. To connect the FL-40 to the camera. If the FL-40 is used. such as catch lighting. then fasten it on the flash to camera’s tripod socket and connect the flash bracket and the camera’s 5pin external flash socket using the bracket cable. 5-pin external flash socket 2 In the top menu. the FL-40 external flash the 1 Mount bracket.
the main flash is used as the compensating light source. then press . external flash. then . Flash mode button the (flash mode) button to 5 Press the camera’s flash mode (P. the external flash begins communicating with the camera and automatically switches to TTLAUTO. ● When the main flash and the FL-40 are used together. try using the main flash by itself. 177 Chapter 11 . To use the external flash together with the main flash T Select IN+ . select ● If close-up pictures are overexposed. 84). the resulting pictures may be underexposed. 4 Turn on the for the external flash is TTL-AUTO.External flash (Cont. ● The mode ● When the shutter button is pressed halfway. This means that if the amount of light from the FL-40 is insufficient (beyond its working range).) flash 3 To use the externalpress only T Select .
on 1 Mount an external flash the the flash bracket.External flash (Cont. Press Adjust the shutter speed and the aperture. ● See the user’s manual for the external flash to select its modes. 2 In the top menu. 5-pin external flash socket 3 Turn on the external flash. the mode that automatically controls the amount of light emitted 4 Setthe external flash. select MODE MENU. ● Confirm in advance that the external flash you are using is synchronized with the camera. we recommend that you set the shutter speed from 1/200 to 1/300 seconds. For details on compatible commercially available external flashes. For the best results. T CAMERA T A/S/M T M.) Chapter 11 Using commercially available external flashes External flashes (commercially available) can also be used with the exclusive FL-BK01 (optional) and FL-CB01 bracket cable (optional) when the camera’s mode dial is set to A/S/M. refer to the next page. 178 . ● The camera's flash mode will have no effect on the external flash. The external flash will fire even when the camera's flash mode is set to (off). ● Remember that a slow shutter speed can produce blurred images. then fasten it to camera's tripod socket and connect the flash bracket and the camera's 5-pin external flash socket using the bracket cable. Also set ISO and aperture on the external flash by to match the camera’s settings.
In such a case. (1) Some flashes available on the market operate with a high voltage synchro terminal. Do not use such a device. The ideal is to have a wide angle adapter to fit on the flash and spread the illumination angle so it is wider. (7) If a flash unit or other accessory with additional communications functions other than the FL-40 is used. If an external flash is used in the Auto mode. the auto F value and ISO value can only be adjusted 1 step and beyond that. 179 Chapter 11 . match it with the F value and ISO sensitivity settings on the camera. exposure compensation cannot be made. or less when using the flash at full strength.) (5) Use a flash which is capable of covering an illumination angle for a 35 mm or larger lens when calculated for 35 mm film. (Exposure compensation in the camera is made invalid in external flash photography. However. it will not fire. (6) Use a flash unit with a flash time of 1/200 sec. it may not function normally. it is possible that the correct exposure may not be obtained anyway. (4) Even if the auto F value and ISO sensitivity of the external flash are set to the same conditions as those on the camera. Contact the manufacturer of the flash you are using concerning the specifications of the flash's synchro terminal.External flash (Cont. a portion of the light emitted will not contribute to the exposure. it may not only fail to function normally. such as a ring flash. However.) Compatible commercially available external flashes When selecting an external flash. depending on the photographic conditions. adjust the auto F value or ISO value on external flash unit or calculate the distance in the manual mode and use it that way. In this case. (3) Exposures when using an external flash require that adjustments be made on the external flash unit. (2) Some flashes available on the market have the polarity of the synchro terminal reversed. generally. Contact the manufacturer of the flash for more information. For devices with a long flash time. in close-up photography with the lens on the wide setting. even if the flash is connected. the bottom of the image may not expose correctly. but may also cause damage to the camera’s circuitry. use products which meet the following basic conditions. If one of these is used.
MENU T CAMERA T Press SET CARD PIC CAMERA . Movie record mode: In the top menu.DRIVE T . For zooming. Remote control Self-timer/remote control lamp receiver Transmitted frequency effective distance 15° 3m 15° 3m 5m Shutter button 180 . select MODE MENU T CAMERA T T ON. press the W or T button on the remote control. DRIVE ISO A/S/M FLASH BKT Control panel Self-timer/remote control remote 3 Point thereceiver control at the remote control on the camera. 1 Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable. ● appears on the control panel. DRIVE setting screen select MODE 2 In the top menu. ● During operation. flat surface.Remote control shooting Chapter 11 Shooting is possible using the remote control. the camera’s selftimer/remote control lamp blinks. This is useful when you want to take a picture with yourself in it.
T The remote control mode is not canceled automatically after shooting. Perform step 2 on page 180: In the still picture shooting mode set DRIVE to any other setting except . only single-frame shooting is possible with the remote control. T The remote control may be too far from the camera. and in the movie recording mode set to OFF. 181 Chapter 11 .) the shutter button on the remote control. ● In the P and A/S/M modes. Move closer to the camera and press the shutter button again on the remote control. Change the frequency according to the remote control’s instructions. T There is frequency interference.Remote control shooting (Cont. TIPS ● If the camera’s self-timer/remote control lamp does not blink after pressing the shutter button on the remote control. 4 Press camera’s self-timer/remote control lamp blinks for about 3 seconds ● The before taking the picture. ● If the remote control receiver is exposed to strong light. Sequential shooting is not available. the effective frequency area may be reduced or shooting may not be take place. ● Read the remote control’s instructions for information on playback with the remote control. ● How to cancel the remote control mode.
.Chapter 12 Miscellaneous This chapter includes helpful information about troubleshooting camera operations. etc. error codes.
Keep them warm while using the camera. 30 No picture is taken when the shutter button is pressed.) P. 4 The batteries may be too cold. 30 REF. focusing is successful. 162 P. 4 The flash has not finished charging. 3 Replace the batteries with new ones. 6 The camera is in the sleep mode. 25 P. When the green lamp stops blinking. shoot again. P. 84 183 Chapter 12 . 1 Set the mode dial to any position except OFF to turn on the camera. P. 5 It is connected to a personal computer. 4 The batteries are temporarily unable to function. 25 P. 2 Focus and exposure are not locked. 6 Operate the camera (press the shutter button. 5 The camera will not operate while it is connected to a personal computer. 67 3 The memory gauge is full. 1 Set the mode dial to any position except . 2 Reload the batteries correctly. 59 P. 76 P. 2 Release your finger from the shutter button and try focusing again. 1 The mode dial is set to . 3 The batteries are exhausted. PAGE 2 The batteries are loaded incorrectly. 4 Release your finger from the shutter button. 3 Wait until there is room in the memory gauge. turn the mode dial.Troubleshooting POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION The camera does not work. etc. When the orange lamp stops blinking. 1 The power is off. 27 P. P.
29. etc. 7 Replace the card or delete unwanted pictures.) Chapter 12 POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION REF. 2 Set the date again. or only the battery check blinks. 6 See the error code chart. 9 Replace the batteries with new ones. 78 6 There is a problem with the card. 131 P. P.) 0 Insert a new card in the camera. 190 P. 8 The batteries ran out of power. 29 The date recorded with the image data is wrong. 130. 9 The control panel/ monitor indications disappear. 32 184 . 32 2 The camera has been left for approx. 5 The recorded movie image data is being written to the card. 0 A write-protect adhesive seal is placed on the card or there is no card in the camera. 7 The card is full. 8 Replace the batteries with new ones. 1 Set the date. (Do not open the battery compartment cover when the card access lamp is blinking. PAGE No picture is taken when the shutter button is pressed. P. P. 1 The date is not set. 25 P. P. The clock adjustment is not factorypreset. 25 P. 1 hour with the batteries removed and the date setting is canceled. 5 The card access lamp blinks after shooting in the mode.Troubleshooting (Cont. You can start shooting again when the card access lamp stops blinking.
1 The camera is in the shooting mode. 190 P. 1 Set the mode dial to . 2 The monitor is exposed to direct sunlight. P. 133 2 NO PICTURE appears on the monitor. 5 Panorama shooting is performed. 37. 1 Press the button to select a flash mode other than . 191 P. 6 Set FUNCTION to OFF in the menus. 116 P. 1 The brightness is not adjusted properly.) POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION The flash does not fire. 3 Set DRIVE to in the menus. P. PAGE Pictures you have already taken do not appear on the monitor. 59 P. 1 Adjust the brightness.Troubleshooting (Cont. 38. 2 There is no picture in the card. 3 Sequential shooting is on. 2 The subject is lighted. 1 The diopter is not adjusted properly. 97 REF. 35 The monitor is not clear. 81 P. 6 FUNCTION is set to BLACK/WHITE BOARD. 4 You are recording movies. The viewfinder display is not clear. 81–83 P. 98 P. P. 3 See the error code chart. 76 185 Chapter 12 . 4 Set the mode dial to any position other than . 4 The monitor does not function when the camera is connected to a TV. 88 P. 1 Adjust the diopter again. 2 Set the flash to Fill-In mode. 2 Block the sunlight. 4 The camera is connected to a TV. Record pictures. P. 3 There is a problem with the card. 1 The flash is set to the off mode. 5 Set PANORAMA to OFF in the menus.
Single-frame erase. Do not reuse the write protect seal. 1 A write-protect adhesive seal is affixed to the card.Troubleshooting (Cont. 1 Use the card after peeling off the seal. P. P. Print reserve and Card formatting cannot be performed. 162 P.) Chapter 12 POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION REF. Use of the Red-Eye Reducing Pre-Flash mode significantly reduces this phenomenon. 3 The batteries are exhausted. Picture protect. 3 Replace the batteries with new ones or use the optional AC adapter. 1 The cable is not plugged in correctly. Red-eye varies depending on the individual and the shooting conditions such as ambient lighting. 2 Set the mode dial to . 175 P. 25. 4 Try installing the USB driver again. 162– 165 The subject’s eyes appear red in pictures recorded with the flash. 4 The USB driver is not installed properly. 81 186 . Confirm that the computer recognizes the camera. 1 Connect the cable correctly. All-frame erase. It is caused by light from the flash reflecting off the retina at the back of the eye. 2 The power is off. P. 1 This “red-eye phenomenon” occurs with all cameras when a flash is used. 1 The flash is in the autoflash mode. 163 P. an error message appears while data is being transferred to the computer. 28 When the camera is connected to a computer. PAGE Picture rotate.
P. 189 P. 3 Clean the lens with a soft dry cloth. or use the focus lock. 70 The picture is too bright. 1 Select a flash mode other than the Fill-in flash mode.Troubleshooting (Cont. P. 1 Hold the camera correctly.) POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION The picture is out of focus. 5 Press the shutter button while looking into the viewfinder. 1 The flash mode was set to the Fill-in flash mode. 81–83 P. 108 187 Chapter 12 . P. 3 The lens is dirty. The shooting distance varies according to the zoom setting. 35. 2 The AF target mark was not on the subject. 94. not while standing in front of the camera. and press the shutter button. 96 5 The shutter button was pressed while standing in front of the camera in the self-timer mode. PAGE P. 2 The subject was excessively illuminated. 67 P. 2 Position the AF target mark on the subject. 4 The subject was too close. 6 The manual focus was used with the wrong focal range. 6 Use the right manual focus for the distance. 1 The camera moved when the shutter button was pressed. 4 Set the camera to the macro mode. 2 Adjust the exposure compensation or change the camera position toward the subject. 64 REF. 142 P.
use the spot metering mode. 1 Hold the camera correctly. 1 The flash was blocked by a finger. 3 Adjust the white balance. 81–83 P. 5 Higher shutter speeds are used when the sequential mode is selected which may result in pictures that are darker than usual. 176 P. 81 P.Troubleshooting (Cont. 3 The white balance setting is wrong. keeping your fingers away from the flash. keeping your fingers and the strap away from the lens. 2 The subject is mostly dark. P. 1 The lens was partly blocked by a finger or the strap. PAGE P. P. 2 Include white in the image or adjust the white balance. 109–111 P. Or. 91 P.) Chapter 12 POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION The picture is too dark. 3 Press the button to select a flash mode other than Off. 1 The lighting fixture(s) affected the picture. 3 The flash mode was set to the Off mode. 84. 2 The subject was out of the working range of the flash. 1 Hold the camera correctly. 88 The colors of pictures taken indoors look unnatural. 4 Set the flash to Fill-In mode. 5 The sequential mode was used. 35 REF. 1 Set the flash mode to Fill-In. Or. use an external flash. 4 The subject was too small and was backlit. 81. 35 188 . P. 2 Shoot within the flash working range. 109–111 The picture has obscured edge(s).
Lens Blow dust off the lens with a blower brush (commercially available). Cleaning the camera 1 Turn off the camera. Wipe off the camera with the damp cloth and then dry it with a dry cloth. Monitor and viewfinder Wipe gently with a soft cloth. ● Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power supply units have been disconnected. 3 Exterior with a soft cloth. soak the cloth in Wipe gently diluted mild soap and wring it well. When 2 Remove thefrom the camera and theusing the AC adapter. use a cloth dampened with fresh water. or chemically treated cloth. then wipe gently with lens cleaning paper. unplug the AC adapter AC outlet. ● Do not use a strong solvent such as benzine or alcohol. 189 Chapter 12 . 25). (P. Card Wipe gently with a soft cloth. To wipe off heavy dirt. attach the lens cap to the lens. If you have used your camera at the beach. When storing the camera for a long period.User maintenance After use Be sure to turn off the power and attach the lens cap to the lens. ● Mold may form on the lens surface if the lens is left dirty. 30) batteries (P.
If the card is dirty. Empty screen The recorded image cannot be played back with this camera. remove the write-protect adhesive seal. a blinking error code will appear. Insert a different card. or it cannot be recognized. wipe it with a clean tissue and insert it again. Replace the card or erase unneeded pictures.Error codes Chapter 12 If there is a problem with your camera. No more pictures can be taken. Control panel Monitor Possible causes The card is not inserted. Corrective action Insert the card correctly. Cannot record. the image file is partially damaged. If that cannot be done. 190 . If you are taking pictures. Writing to the card is prohibited. Load the image using personal computer image processing software. play back or erase pictures in this card. If the problem is still not corrected. this card cannot be used.
Error codes (Cont. There is no empty space in the card. The card cover is open.) Control panel Monitor Possible causes The card is not formatted. CARD-COVER OPEN Insert a card which contains images. so there is nothing to play back. Corrective action Format the card. Close the card cover. 191 Chapter 12 . so it cannot record new information such as print data and sound. There are no pictures in the card. Replace the card or erase unneeded pictures.
8 to F2.130. of storable pictures (When a 16 MB card is used) Image pickup element Recording image Lens Photometric system Aperture Shutter speed Still Movie 192 . aspherical glass Digital ESP metering.8" CCD solid-state image pickup. JPEG (in accordance with Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)).3 mm. 16 frames (HQ: 2272x1704) Approx.0 Used with mechanical shutter 4 to 1/800 sec. TIFF (non-compression). P/A mode when NOISE REDUCTION is set to OFF: 1 to 1/800 sec. 10 elements in 7 groups (equivalent to 35 mm to 105 mm lens on 35 mm camera).) 1/30 to 1/10000 sec.1 mm to 21. 49 frames (SQ1: 1280x960 NORMAL) Approx.8 to F10.128 MB (all cards except 2 MB) Record without sound 1 frame (TIFF: 2272x1704) Approx.000 pixels (gross) 2272 x 1704 pixels (TIFF/SHQ/HQ) 2048 x 1536 pixels (TIFF/SQ1) 1600 x 1200 pixels (TIFF/SQ1) 1280 x 960 pixels (TIFF/SQ1) 1024 x 768 pixels (TIFF/SQ2) 640 x 480 pixels (TIFF/SQ2) 3200 x 2400 pixels (SHQ/HQ) 2816 x 2112 pixels (SHQ/HQ) Olympus lens 7.0 T : F2..6. Sound with still images Movie Memory No. 165 frames (SQ2: 640x480 NORMAL) 1/1.6 to F10. 5 frames (SHQ: 2272x1704) Approx. (M mode: 16 to 1/800 sec.Specifications Chapter 12 Product type Recording System Still Digital camera (for shooting and displaying) Digital recording. 4. 4 MB . Spot metering system W : F1.3V) SmartMedia. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Wave format QuickTime Motion JPEG support 3V (3. F1.
Alkaline batteries or lithium batteries. USB connector (USB 1.3" x 3.3 ft to ∞) DC-IN jack. (at normal temperature with new batteries) TTL system autofocus.Specifications (Cont. 114.000 pixels Approx. 109.6 mm (4. AC adapter (optional) Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used.5 mm x 76.0 compatible).approx. Contrast detection system. 6 sec. use 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs.4 mm x 69.0" x 2. Spot AF.7") 320 g (0. Focusing range: 0.7 lb) (without batteries/card) Dimensions (W) X (H) X (D) Weight SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER.2 m to ∞ (0.) Viewfinder Monitor Battery charging time for flash Autofocus Optical real image viewfinder 1.8" TFT color LCD display. or 4 AA (R6) NiMH batteries. 193 Chapter 12 . NiCd batteries. A/V OUT jack. 5-pin external flash socket Up to 2031 Outer connector Automatic calendar system Operating environment Temperature Humidity Power supply 0°C to 40°C (32°F to104°F) (operation) –20°C to 60°C (– 4°F to 140°F) (storage) 30% to 90% (operation) 10% to 90% (storage) For batteries.
194 . When you set the lowest aperture value for a lens. the aperture is at its widest. Lower values allow more light to pass. Aperture This adjusts the amount of light that passes through the lens. The 3 AE modes available on this camera are P mode. AE (Automatic Exposure) The camera's built-in exposure meter automatically sets the exposure. DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) A standard for image files by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). light is picked up at 4. in which the user selects the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed. non-digital photography. The camera determines if the image is focused by the level of contrast in the subject. the highest aperture value gives the narrowest aperture. the user selects both the aperture and the shutter speed. On this camera. In M mode. Backlight A light source in the Monitor to let it be seen more easily. Conventional Photograph This refers to recording images using silver halide (the method for recording images in conventional.13 million points and converted into RGB signals to build a single image. Conversely. and S mode. in which the user selects the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture. A mode.Glossary of terms Chapter 12 A (Aperture Priority) Mode You set the aperture yourself and the camera automatically varies the shutter speed so that the picture is taken with the best exposure. in which the camera selects both the aperture and shutter speed.) This system is in contrast to still video and digital photography. while higher values lessen the amount of light. CCD (Charge-coupled Device) This converts light passing through the lens into electrical signals. Contrast Detection Method This is used to measure the distance to the subject. Digital ESP (Electro-Selective Pattern) light metering This determines the exposure by metering and calculating the light levels in the center and other areas of the image separately.
By downloading these images to a personal computer. The exposure is determined by the time the shutter is open (shutter speed) and the amount of light that passes through the lens (aperture). EV can also be used to indicate brightness and ISO settings. Photographs (images) shot using this camera are recorded onto the SmartMedia card in JPEG format when the Record mode is set to SHQ.g. In addition. 195 Chapter 12 . Vignetting also refers to when the image seen through the viewfinder does not exactly match the image shot through the objective lens. the user can automatically have the desired images printed by a printer or print lab that supports the DPOF format. HQ or SQ. Exposure The amount of light used to capture an image.) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) This is for saving desired print settings on digital cameras. EV (Exposure Value) A system for measuring exposure. users can edit them using graphics application software or view the images using an Internet web browser. so the photographed image includes objects not seen through the viewfinder. vignetting can occur when an incorrect lens hood is used. causing shadowing to appear in the corners of the image. "ISO100"). EV0 is when the aperture is at F1 and the shutter speed is 1 second. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A compression format for color still images. so images can be exposed even in low-light conditions. Higher ISO values indicate greater sensitivity to light.Glossary of terms (Cont. By entering which images to print and the number of copies of each. Flash Bracket A mount used to attach an external flash to the camera. ISO A method for indicating film speed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (e. The EV then increases by 1 each time the aperture increases by one F stop or the shutter speed increases by one increment. Eclipsing (Vignetting) This refers to when an object obscures part of the field of view so that the whole subject is not photographed.
TIFF image files can be handled by software programs for scanners and graphics applications. P (Program) Mode Also called Program AE mode. PAL television signals are normally used. TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) Color Monitor A color Monitor constructed using thin-film technology. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) An uncompressed format used for saving highly-detailed black & white or color image data. North America and Japan use NTSC signals. The camera automatically sets the best shutter speed and aperture for the shot. Ring Flash A flash unit that uses a circular xenon fluorescent tube as its light source. a light receptor built into the camera directly measures the light passing through the lens. A signal is then sent to adjust the external flash's intensity. Synchro Terminals Terminals on an external flash unit for connecting it to the camera.Glossary of terms (Cont. TTL (Through-The-Lens) System To help adjust exposure. Light emitted by the flash is measured by the light receptor in the camera as it passes through the lens. The user selects the shutter speed and the camera automatically varies the aperture so that the picture is taken with the best exposure. S (Shutter Priority) Mode Also called Shutter Priority AE mode. PAL (Phase Alternating Line) In Europe. 196 . Pixels A pixel is the smallest unit (dot) used to make up an image. Clear large-sized printed images require a large number of pixels.) Chapter 12 M (Manual) Mode The user sets both the aperture and shutter speed. TTL-AUTO For use with an external flash.
.................91 Diopter adjustment ............ 142.................... 50 CAMERA..........162....81–86 Flash bracket ...................81 1st-CURTAIN .....88 All-frame print reserve ...................... ISO.......................29 ISO ... 61 Assigning a function to the button ....................45........133 E ENLARGE SIZE ............. 61–63 CAMERA..................76 AE lock ........................82 FlashPath ....................................... .... 107 CAMERA........61–63 Auto flash ..... 95 AF sequential shooting........ 131 Exposure compensation................ ............25–27 Beep....................................... 49–53 Menu.......49.........................................81 Auto focus .....................................................2 Digital ESP metering .189 Close-up display..................107 J JPEG (compression) .........76.........111 Composing a picture ...................116–118 Displaying multiple pictures at one time ..................................................... 166 Cleaning the camera ......................................................... 88 CAMERA...............................................................49...176 Flash intensity control ........105 M Macro mode ............................................130.....59.....49...65 Auto bracket ......................132 Full-time AF ..............................................151 197 Chapter 12 A Drive mode...........................93......................................108 Exposure differential .... 63 Menu.....49.......................63 External flash .....32 DCF ........96 Manual focus ..................................Index AC adapter ..........................................................126 Inserting/ejecting the card ..86 Flash override ..... 163 Custom setting ................50........175 AC outlet ..................... 180 CAMERA..........94 AE memory ...... 75 Connections to a TV...................98...............175 Adjusting the monitor brightness ..........................137 Assigning the mode to A/S/M .............................35 Displaying movies..............................82 1st CURTAIN with red-eye reduction flash ...70 Manual mode ......................................67 Formatting ......................................125 Color temperature..............153 Aperture ..............126 DPOF .....83 Flash .....................106 Erasing pictures ................60..173 Focusing...... 78 C CAMEDIA Master ....176 F Fill-in flash (forced activation) ...146 Built-in memory ....88 ..........................69 B Battery ..... CAMERA................................................................ A/S/M .... MODE MENU ...........49.... DRIVE ...................133 Connections to a computer.............65–71 Focus lock ............................................72....89 A/V output .... 86 D Date/time settings .................................................................143 I Index display .....................................................................................
...... FUNCTION ...116 Monitor on/off ......51......... (Slide-show) ........... 97 Menu.51 PICTURE....52............................. 55.............. (for movies).... 101 CAMERA..51... 68 CAMERA... PICTURE . P ...................... SHARPNESS. (sound record) .....52.51......... INFO ....Index (Cont........................................................50....... 78 Red-eye reduction flash ...... FILE NAME .. A/S/M .52....50.) CAMERA.............50. 114 CAMERA............................116 R Record mode .91–95 Mode dial.50.....77........52.......... 148 SETUP....... 53........ FLASH . 112 PICTURE..... (monitor brightness) .49..52... (date/time setting) .. FULLTIME AF.......... PIXEL MAPPING .......19....... 79 CAMERA... SETUP ................52......................................51 CARD...92 Chapter 12 O Optional accessories ....53. PLAY .60 Mode dial.......... 53 SETUP.........51.103 Recording movies .... DIGITAL ZOOM.53 PLAY.49...... 136 SETUP. 92 CAMERA... 109 PICTURE. 76 SETUP...50...52.... 69 CAMERA.................................... 139 SETUP.....................174 P Power on/off . 128 Menu.49.... 113 Menu..... CONTRAST ..55.. CUSTOM BUTTON . (number of pictures displayed in the index display) ..81 Remaining battery power .................. 132 Menu........ CARD ... 53. SLOW...................... REC VIEW . 53.. 111 PICTURE.......... 149 SETUP.............. NOISE REDUCTION .. 83 CAMERA......55..... (Playback) .... 60 Mode dial................ 117 Menu.........151 Protection .................. ..... 146 SETUP............................... 53 SETUP...... SHORT CUT ........129 Q Quick view ..75 Multi-metering ..... AF MODE............ (for still pictures) .......32....52........... 98 CAMERA......... (beep) ....51...........159 Rotating and displaying pictures 134 198 ..........59...................... 177 CAMERA. (record mode)...... MOVIE PLAY ......50........59 Mode dial... 100 CAMERA. PANORAMA ..53...... 124 Menu.....50..52........... 146 SETUP.....51.. 118 Metering mode .......... 26 Resetting print reserve .......... CARD SETUP..... 143 SETUP............. 127 Menu......151 Printer................30 Pressing the Shutter button halfway/all the way .. (Movie record) ....... MULTI METERING ................... WB (white balance)............. m/ft .....49......64 Print reserve.... 52. 103 PICTURE............. ALL RESET .52........ 147 SETUP..
...82.... (overcast) ...........30 Slide-show .........................................................79 TIFF (non-compression)....79 Z Zoom ......................... (tungsten light) ........................ 193 Spot AF ..142 Sequential shooting ........ (One touch white balance) ......79.....88–90 Shutter speed....173 Specifications ................................. (fluorescent) 109 White balance....117 Slow synchronization ....................Index (Cont.......... 110 Wide-angle shooting ..................... 63 Single frame playback ............62..........................109 White balance.......116 Sleep mode .......................................109 White balance........................................28 SmartMedia Reader/Writer . PRESET ..........44 Transferring pictures to a computer ........................................109.................... (daylight) ...... Auto .................109 White balance......................83 Self-timer ...72–76 Telephoto shooting .... 80 199 Chapter 12 S ....109 White balance...................166–169 W White balance........ 83 SmartMedia ...............) 2nd-CURTAIN .......109 White balance.............................68 Spot metering.....................91 T Taking a still picture .....192.......103 Top menu .............
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