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Description of controls
LCD panel Shutter release button Flash reflector Autofocus windows Lens barrier
Light sensor

Self-timer button

Flash mode button
Self-timer signal

Rewind button


Autofocus indicator Flash indicator Strap Eyelet

Viewfinder indicators Close-up correction marks

Autofocus frame

Fill-in flash Battery remaining indicator

LCD panel

Tripod socket Film window Back cover release Battery compartment cover

AUTO/AUTO-S flash Flash OFF Exposure counter

..... ...Table of contents Description of controls. .. 7 Unloading the film.. . ... ....... ......... ......... .... ... 28 Attaching the strap /How to use the soft case........ . . ........... . 11 How to take pictures... .. ........ ............ 18 Auto flash photography (2) Taking backlighted subjects ..... ......... . . ...... ............ ... .... ....... ........ 13 Auto flash photography (1) Taking pictures in low light..................... .... .. . ......... ... ......... .............. ................ . .......... ....... .. ..... ................... . 20 Camera functions and controls.. 29 Troubleshooting .. ......................... ..... 5 Loading the battery........ . ........................ ........... ....... 24 Flash AUTO-S mode......... ... 21 Focus lock....................... .......... .................... .... . .. .... .......... 5 Simple point & shoot photography .... . ... ............ . .............. ...... ............. .. 22 Self-timer photography.. ........... ................. ..... . .............. ............... ......... 27 FILL-IN flash mode . ....... 31 Care and storage.. . ..... .. ... 33 Specifications .... 7 Loading the film. . ............. ............. 25 Flash OFF mode....................... 21 Close-up (Macro) photography.. 34 3 .. . .... 1 Before you begin .... ........... ...... .. ... ....

Symbols used in this manual Correct Incorrect Operation Order of operation Automatic operation Operating sound Lamp on Lamp blinking 4 Attention Press lightly . This camera will not operate unless the lens barrier is opened.Thank you for purchasing the Olympus Please read this instruction manual carefully before using the camera. We also recommend that you shoot at least one roll of film to familiarize yourself with the camera's features.

or equivalent. *Remove the battery if you do not plan to use the camera for an extended period of time. Panasonic CR123A. *Use a 3V lithium battery (Duracell DL123A.) Loading the battery 5 .Before you Open the battery compartment cover. begin Insert the new battery correctly as indicated below and close the battery compartment cover tightly.

when replacing the battery. If is displayed continuously. Open the lens barrier as shown below until you hear a "Click" and check the battery power remaining.). as illustrated below. *Be sure to close the lens barrier when replacing the battery. *When closing the lens barrier. 6 . If flashes. 12 sec. battery should be replaced immediately. have spare handy.*Open the battery compartment cover and remove the battery. battery is low. battery is OK. When is displayed (Approx. slide gently to allow the lens to retract as the barrier is being closed.

The camera back will open. Loading the film This camera is designed to use DX coded 35 mm film to automatically set film speed. If DX-coded film is unavailable.Simple point and shoot photography Open the back cover by sliding the back cover release toward the top of the camera. 7 . use ISO 100 film.

Prepare a "DX" film cartridge. *When using non-DX film. 8 . Be sure the film is lying flat. the film Insert the film cartridge into the camera. The camera will set itself automatically for DX-coded film speeds from ISO 50 to 3200. speed is automatically set to ISO 100. Avoid direct sunlight when loading the film.

Align the film leader with the red film loading indicator. (Make sure the back cover lock snaps down.) properly aligned and engaged as shown. Make sure the film leader tip is not bent and the film perforations are Close the camera back firmly. * Adjust the length of the film leader before loading so that it matches with the red loading indicator. 9 .

and realign the * Use the window in the camera back to check type of film loaded. Be sure the exposure counter on the LCD panel will display a number "1" indicating the first picture on the roll. film leader. In this case. 10 . * If the film is improperly loaded. the LCD panel will display a blinking "E" as shown in the illustration (B). open the back cover.Open the lens barrier until you hear a "Click".

You will hear the motor operating and the exposure counter will count down as the film is rewinding.Unloading the film The camera automatically rewinds the film when you reach the end of the roll. The final reading on the exposure counter before rewinding may be more than the number of exposures specified for the film. 11 .

press the rewind button with the tip of a ballpoint pen. 12 . a blinking "E" will be displayed on the LCD panel.If you want to rewind the film before the end of a roll. Remove the film cartridge from the camera in the shade. Further operations are not possible until the rewound film cartridge is removed. Open the back cover after the motor has stopped. Do not use any device with a sharp tip and do not press the rewind button too hard. Once the film has been rewound.

always close this barrier so that the How to take pictures shutter will not release accidentally.5 minutes.Slide the lens barrier as far as it will go until you hear a click.) When the camera is not in use. normal shooting mode (AUTO or AUTO-S) will be indicated on the LCD panel. After 4. 13 . (The shutter will not release unless the lens barrier is fully open. the LCD will go out. When the lens barrier is opened.

Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens. 14 .Hold the camera correctly. viewfinder and flash reflector.

15 .Position your subject within the autofocus frame. The subject should be within the picture frame. Press the shutter release button lightly and confirm that the autofocus lamp (green) to the right of the viewfinder is lighted.

*If the distance between the subject and the camera is less than 0. 16 .).1 ft.) to— (infinity) correction marks as shown in the illustration.35 m (1.1 ft.35 m (1. the shutter may sometimes be released erroneously when the subject is extremely close to the camera. the autofocus lamp (green) to the right of the viewfinder will blink and shutter will not release.).*If the distance between the subject and the camera is set at 0.35 m (1.1 ft. However. the picture area will be inside the close-up Shooting range: From 0.

Press the shutter release button (Gently to minimize camera As soon as the shutter is shake. the film will automatically advance to the next frame. The exposure counter will advance to the next frame when film winding is completed.) released. You will hear the motor operating. 17 .

•It takes about 3 sec.Auto flash photography (1) Taking pictures in low light the flash will activate automatically when In low light situations. the flash mode is AUTO or AUTO-S. 18 . •While the flash is still charging and the flash lamp (orange) is blinking. If you are taking pictures in low light. the flash lamp (orange) to the right of the viewfinder and the red lamp on the front of the camera will light when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. the shutter will not release. after the film is advanced to recharge the flash (at normal temperatures).

1 ft. 19 . Flash shooting range: (ISO 100) 0.) (ISO 400) 0.35 m (1.5 ft. Actual flash working range for other film types may vary.35 m (1.1 ft.)—3.)—7m (23 ft.) *The flash range as shown below is optimal for color negative film.The flash will activate automatically when the shutter release button is fully pressed.5 m (11.

(Refer to p. the flash mode is AUTO or AUTO-S. the flash may not activate automatically.Auto flash photography (2) Taking backlighted subjects In backlighted situations. the flash lamp (orange) This indicates that the flash will activate automatically. the flash will activate automatically when If you are taking backlighted subjects. 20 . In this case. use the FILL-IN flash mode. If the backlighted subject is so small that it does not fill the autofocus frame. 27) and red lamp on the front of the camera will light when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

). for example).Camera functions *When the distance between the subject and the camera is 0. to prevent blurred pictures resulting from camera shake.1 ft. set the camera firmly in position (on a tripod. compose your shot within the close-up correction marks as shown in the illustration.35 m (1. and controls Close-up photography Be careful of the flash's light when shooting people's faces in closeup photography. Close-up correction marks * When shooting within the close-up range. 21 .

The autofocus indicator (green) will light in the viewfinder. Focus lock Use the locus lock when you want to position your subject *When focus is locked. 22 . exposure settings are also locked (AE lock).Position your subject in the autofocus frame and press the shutter release button halfway. outside the autofocus frame in the center of the viewfinder.

the position of your subject in *If you remove your finger from the viewfinder to achieve the the shutter release button while desired composition. the autofocus indicator (green) lights. the focus lock will be canceled. 23 . change fully to take the picture.While keeping the shutter release Press the shutter release button button pressed halfway.

While pressing the self-timer button press the shutter release button fully to activate the self-timer. *The red lamp on the front of the camera will light up for the first 10 seconds. close the lens barrier or press the button again. To cancel the self-timer. The shutter will be released 12 seconds later Self-timer photography *Be sure the subject is in the autofocus frame. the self-timer mode will be automatically canceled. then blink rapidly for 2 seconds until the shutter is released. 24 . *After the shutter is released.

followed directly by the main flash. phenomenon (when a subject's eyes appear red) in flash portraits and group photos. Compose your shot and press the shutter release button — the flash will emit a rapid series of pre flashes. Hold the camera firmly while pressing Auto-S flash photography Auto-S flash significantly reduces "Red-eye" the shutter release button.Press the flash mode button until " AUTO-S" appears on the LCD panel. 25 .

Flash *In low lighting condition.5 m (11.5 ft.) —3. the shutter speed may be slow.35 m (1. Use a tripod or other camera support to prevent the effects of camera shake. * Auto-S mode will not be canceled. mode button again. OFF mode This mode is to be used in situations where a flash is prohibited (as in museums) or when not desired (for special effects). 26 .35 m —7 m (23 ft. press the flash Press the flash mode button until " OFF" appears on the LCD panel.Flash AUTO-S mode shooting range: (ISO 100) 0. when the lens barrier is closed.) (ISO 400) 0.1 ft.) *To cancel Auto-S mode.

*To cancel flash OFF mode press the flash mode button again or close the lens barrier. It can be engaged for daylight synchro photography or when shooting backlighted subjects.Press the shutter release button fully to take the picture. *With backlighting the subject may be too dark. FILL-IN flash mode The flash always activates in this mode. 27 .

the subject will be properly lit by the flash.*By using the flash FILL-IN mode. 28 . Press the flash mode button until " FILL-IN" appears on the LCD panel. *To cancel Fill-in flash mode. press the flash mode button again or close the lens barrier. Press the shutter release button fully to take the picture.

Attach the strap to the camera according to the directions illustrated below. Attaching the strap Use of the optional Olympus case 29 .

30 .Be sure the lens barrier is closed before the camera is inserted into the case.

the battery will last longer. Try to keep the camera warm. . Using a flash will shorten the life of a battery by about 50%. Q: How long does the battery last? A: Since lithium batteries have extra long lives. If the lens barrier is closed. film. What should I do? A: In low temperature conditions. the camera will not operate. thus if you use the flash less frequently. What shall I do? A: (1) Open the lens barrier fully. Under low light the flash will activate. (5) The camera will release if the barrier has been left open over 4 hours. the camera may get warm.) Q: The camera will not operate. batteries temporarily not operate until the camera back has been opened after the film has been rewound. (4) Be sure the subject is not closer than the shooting distance. Q: The flash does not activate. (3) The camera will not operate when the flash is recharging. Close and re-open the barrier once before shooting. pause between shots. you can shoot approximately 20 rolls of 24-exp. Q: The camera does not work in extremely cold weather. (In the latter case. and if the flash is activated in rapid succession. A: Check the flash mode.Troubleshooting Q: Will the camera operate without film? A: Even if there is no film in the camera. the shutter will release. if the lens barrier is open. (6) The shutter will not 31 lose performance. (2) Be sure the battery is placed in the camera correctly and that the battery power isn't low.

the camera's autofocus mechanism may not function properly. Use the focus lock mechanism when taking pictures of: a. Subjects in high .light situations. b. such as summer sea shores or snowy mountains. order Duracell DL123A or Panasonic CR123A. 32 . When purchasing batteries. Q: Where can I buy lithium batteries? A: At your local camera dealer or nearest Olympus service center. or equivalent.Q: The pictures aren't sharp. What's wrong? A: In the following examples. (1) Objects that reflect too much light (2) Black objects (3) Objects through glass windows or wire screens (4) Subjects in which flames or smoke are included (5) Subjects in which the sun is part of the picture.

. *Do not rotate the camera once it is mounted on a tripod. *Avoid high impact from bumping or dropping the camera. or nearest Olympus service center. *Do not expose the camera to strong magnetic fields. consult your nearest Olympus dealer. it contains a highvoltage circuit. *Do not touch the contact points inside the camera. *Do not apply excess force to the camera or its controls. thinner or benzine to clean the camera. *Do not disassemble or expose batteries to excessive heat. Avoid opening the camera when it is mounted on a tripod. *Do not expose the camera to rain shower and water. *Avoid sudden temperature change. *In case of malfunctions.Care and storage *Do not expose the camera to extreme heat (over 40°C or 104°F) or to extreme cold (below -10°C or 14°F). 33 *Do not use organic solvents. *Never disassemble the camera.

Film rewind: Automatic rewinding (automatic rewind activation at the end of film.Specifications Type: Fully automatic 35 mm autofocus lens-shutter camera Film format: 35 mm standard DX coded film (24 x 36 mm) Lens: Olympus lens 35 mm F3.35 m (1. Automatic control range with ISO 100 film: EV 7.). Red LED turns ON) Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX-coded film (ISO 50—3200). Focusing: Active type autofocus system. flash indicator. 200. 800. Focusing range: 0. ISO 400 film: 0.5 ft.4X (with autofocus frame. Actual setting at ISO 50. Film loading: Automatic loading.) —3. 1/500 sec) Exposure counter: Progressive type LCD panel Selftimer: Electronic selftimer with 12-second delay (While pressing the self-timer button. close-up correction marks. 1600 and 3200. 400. AF indicator).1 ft.).5. 34 .)— (infinity) Exposure control: Automatic exposure control with programmed electronic shutter. 3 sec. 3 elements in 3 groups Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter Viewfinder: Active type viewfinder type 0. focus lock possible.1 ft.5 m (11.5 (F3. rewind possible at any point with rewind button. Flash: Built-in.35 m (1.1 ft. (at normal temperature).) —7 m (23 ft.35 m (1. 1 /15 set) to EV 17 (F16. Flash range with color negative film: ISO 100 film: 0. Recycling time approx. automatic rewind stop).5. 100. (automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed) Film advance: Automatic film winding. press the shutter release button to activate self-timer.

0 oz. OFF (no flash). AUTO-S (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight).5" x 1.6" x 2. 35 . CR123A or equivalent) Dimensions: 117 (W) x 63 (H) x 37 (D) (4. and FILL-IN (forced activation). **Specifications according to a DL123A/CR123A power source.4") Weight: 170 g (6.Flash modes: AUTO (automatic flash activation in low light and backlight). Battery check: Display on LCD Lens barrier: Sliding type (with release lock) Power source: 3V lithium battery (DL123A.) (without battery) *Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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