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C-765 Ultra Zoom REFERENCE MANUAL

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DIGITAL CAMERA

C-765 Ultra Zoom REFERENCE MANUAL

Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual.

For customers in North and South America For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : C-765 Ultra Zoom Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 1-631-844-5000 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.

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. “CE” mark cameras are intended for sales in Europe.

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).

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Composition of the manual

Contents

P.4

Names of parts

P.10

Getting started

P.17

1

Using the menus

P.32

2

Shooting basics

P.43

3

Flash

P.57

4

Advanced shooting

P.65

5

Adjusting the image quality and exposure

P.96

6

For playing back and editing pictures

Playback

P.113

7

Settings that make the camera easier to operate.

Useful functions

P.135

8

Print setting (DPOF)

P.158

9

Direct printing (PictBridge)

P.169

10

Miscellaneous

P.186

11

Specifications

P.207

Glossary of terms

P.209

Index

P.212

Introduction of the camera’s functions Basic Photography

Advanced Photography To get that particular shot using various effects or for fine-tuning the settings.

Printing pictures

Troubleshooting and other information

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Contents Composition of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Viewfinder and monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Memory gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battery check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1 Getting started

17

Attaching the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Battery/card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Inserting and removing the battery and card. . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using an AC adapter (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Startup/Shutdown screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 If the card is not recognized (card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Adjusting the viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

2 Using the menus

32

About the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 How to use the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Shortcut menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3 Shooting basics

43

Shooting modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Using the Focus Lock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 SUPER ZOOM – Using the super zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

4 Flash

57

Flash shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Using the slow synchronization flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Flash intensity control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

5 Advanced shooting

65

A/S/M mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Aperture priority shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Shutter priority shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Manual shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Using My Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Focusing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 AF MODE – Changing the focus range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 FULLTIME AF – A reliable time-saving way to focus . . . . 71 AF AREA – Changing the position of the AF target mark . . . 72 AF LOCK – Locking the focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Spot metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 MULTI METERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 AE LOCK – Locking the exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Super macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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Sequential shooting . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sequential shooting, high speed sequential shooting and AF sequential shooting . . . . 85 Auto bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Self-portrait shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 PANORAMA - Panorama shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 2 IN 1 - Taking two-in-one pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 FUNCTION - Adding special effects to pictures . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Recording sound with still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Recording sound with movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

6 Adjusting the image quality and exposure 96 Record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 3:2 Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 ENLARGE SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Selecting a record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 ISO sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Exposure compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Auto white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Preset white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 One-touch white balane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 White balance adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 SHARPNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 CONTRAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 SATURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 NOISE REDUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Histogram display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

7 Playback

113

Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 QUICK VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

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Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Selecting the number of pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Editing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 INDEX - Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 EDIT - Editing a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Playback on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Picture rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Recording sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Resizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 SWITCH FRAME – Playing back only protected pictures . . . . . 132 Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

8 Useful functions

135

ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 CUSTOM BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Setting the custom button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Using the custom button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 SHORT CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Setting the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 MY MODE SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 CARD SETUP – Formatting cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Information display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Monitor/viewfinder brightness adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 149 REC VIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 SLEEP - Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

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POWER ON/OFF SETUP – Power on/off display setting . . . 152 SCREEN SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 FILE NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 PIXEL MAPPING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Measurement units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 VIDEO OUT – Video output selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

9 Print setting (DPOF)

158

How to print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Single-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Resetting print reservation data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

10 Direct printing (PictBridge)

169

Using the direct printing function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Connecting the camera to a printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Printing pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Easy printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 ALL PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Trim the picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Exiting direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 If an error code is displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

11 Miscellaneous

186

Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 List of menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 List of factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Modes and Shooting Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

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Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Indications used in this manual

Note

Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. Reference pages describing details or associated information.

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Names of parts Camera Zoom lever (W/T•GU) gP.54, 115, 116 Shutter button gP.47 Mode dial gP.43

Flash gP.57

Self-timer lamp gP.84 Strap eyelet gP.17 Microphone gP.94, 95, 127

Lens

DC-IN jack gP.23 USB connector gP.170 A/V OUT jack (MONO) gP.125 Connector cover gP.23, 125, 170

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Names of parts

Viewfinder gP.12, 30, 47, 149 Diopter adjustment dial gP.30 AE Lock/Custom button (x) gP.73, 78, 80, 137 Rotation button (y) gP.126 Self-timer button (Y) gP.84 Erase button (S) gP.133 Flash mode button (#) gP.57 Protect button (0) gP.131

Flash button gP.57 Card access lamp gP.47 QUICK VIEW button gP.114

Arrow pad (acbd) gP.32, 113 OK/Menu button (e) gP.32 Monitor button (f) gP.47 Power switch gP.24 Monitor gP.12, 47 Battery compartment/card cover gP.20

Tripod socket

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Names of parts

Viewfinder and monitor indications INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the screen. Screens with the Information display set to ON are shown below. g“Information display” (P.148)

Shooting modes

0.0 ISO100

HQ 2288 1712

00:36

Still picture Item

Movie Indications

Ref. Page

1 Shooting modes

P, A, S, M, N, m, L, J, I, s, P

P.43

2 Shutter speed

15" – 1/1000

P.67

3 Aperture value

F2.8 – F8.0

4 Exposure compensation -2.0 – +2.0 Exposure differential -3.0 – +3.0 5 Battery check

e, f

P.66 P.102 P.68 P.15

6 Green lamp

P.48

7 Flash stand-by # (Lights) Camera movement # (Blinks) warning/Flash charge

P.59

& 8 Macro mode Super macro mode % Manual focus MF 9 Noise reduction O

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P.82 P.83 P.75 P.110

Names of parts

Item 10 Flash mode

Indications !, #, $, #SLOW1, HSLOW1, #SLOW2

11 Flash intensity control w -2.0 – +2.0

Ref. Page P.57 P.64

12 Drive

o, j, i, k, 7

13 Self-timer

Y

P.84

14 Sound record

R

P.94, 95, 127

P.85

15 Record mode

TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2

P.96

16 Resolution

2288 × 1712, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480 etc.

P.98

17 AF target mark

[

P.47

]

18 Number of storable 30 still pictures Time remaining 00:36 19 AE lock AE memory

B C

P.98 P.52 P.80

20 Spot metering

n

P.77

21 ISO

ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400

P.101

22 White Balance

5, 3, 1, w, x, y, V

P.103

23 White balance adjustment

B1 – B7, R1 – R7

24 Saturation

6-5 – +5

P.109

25 Sharpness

N -5 – +5

P.107

26 Contrast

J -5 – +5

P.108

27 Memory gauge

a, b, c, d

P.15

P.106

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Names of parts

Playback mode 1 2

3 4 5 6 7

HQ 2288*1712 0.0 '04.06.17 15:30

11 '04.06.17 15:30 5:30 00:00/00:20

Still picture

Movie

Item 1 Battery check 2 Switch frame 3 Print reservation, Number of prints Movie 4 Sound record 5 Protect 6 Record mode 7 Resolution 8 Aperture value 9 Shutter speed 10 Exposure compensation 11 White balance 12 ISO 13 Date and time 14 File number, Frame number Playing time/ Total recording time

Note

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13 14

Indications e, f J < × 10

Ref. Page P.15 P.132 P.160

n H 9 TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 2288 × 1712, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480, 320 × 240 etc. F2.8 – F8.0 15" – 1/1000 -2.0 – +2.0

P.119

WB AUTO, 5, 3, 1, w, x, y, V ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400 ’04.06.17 15:30 FILE : 100 – 0030, 30

P.103

P.94 P.131 P.96 P.98 P.66 P.67 P.102

P.101 P.28 P.154

00:00/00:20

• The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been selected and displayed from the index display are different from those that appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie playback function.

Names of parts

Memory gauge The memory gauge lights up when you take a still picture. While the gauge is lit, the camera is storing the picture on the card. The memory gauge indication changes as shown below depending on the shooting status. The indication is not displayed during movie recording.

Battery check

HQ 2288 1712 Memory gauge

a

Shoot

Before shooting (Gauge is off)

b

c

Shoot

One picture taken (Lit)

Two or more taken (Lit)

Shoot Wait

d

No more pictures can be taken (Fully lit) Wait until the gauge returns to the status on the left to take the next shot.

Battery check If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the camera is in use.

e Lights (green) (Goes off after a while) Remaining power level: high

f Blinks (red) Remaining power level: low Charge the battery.

BATTERY EMPTY is displayed. Remaining power level: exhausted Charge the battery.

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How to use this manual Set the mode dial to any of the marks shown here. Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details on operating procedures, see “How to use the menus” (P.33).

This represents the arrow pad. Only arrows applicable to the operation are shown.

This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual.

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1 Getting started Attaching the strap 1

Pass the lens cap string through the hole in the lens cap, then pass the other end through the loop and pull tight.

2

Pull the ends of the strap out of the stopper and ring.

1 Ring

Getting started

Stopper

3

4

5

6

Thread one end of the strap (A) through the string loop (attached to the lens cap in step 1). Then thread it through the strap eyelet on the camera. Thread the end of the strap back through the ring and stopper as indicated by the arrows. Adjust the strap to the desired length. Thread the end of the strap again through the stopper as indicated by the arrow. Pull the strap through the stopper (B) to make sure it is fastened securely.

A

Strap eyelet

B

Attach the strap to the other eyelet following steps 3 to 5.

Note

• Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily catch on stray objects, causing injury or damage. • Attach the strap correctly as shown above 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.

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Battery/card basics Charging the battery

1

This camera uses an Olympus lithium-ion battery (LI-10B). Other types of batteries cannot be used. The battery is not fully charged at the time of purchase. Be sure to use the specified battery charger (LI-10C) to charge the battery before use. For more information, read the manual supplied with the battery charger.

Getting started

1

Connect the power cord to the power connector on the battery charger.

2

Plug the power cord into an AC wall outlet.

AC wall outlet

3

Insert the battery into the battery charger while aligning the + - marks on both the battery and battery charger. • The charging indicator lights red and charging begins. • When charging is complete, the indicator lights green.

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Lithium-ion battery (LI-10B) Battery polarity

Charging indicator

Connection terminals

Battery/card basics

Note

Card basics “Card” in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the card to record pictures. The card corresponds to normal camera film for recording the pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a PC. Index area You can write down the card’s contents. Contact area Comes into contact with the camera’s signal read contacts. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 to 512 MB)

Note

• This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (such as a PC, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. g“CARD SETUP – Formatting cards” (P.146)

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1 Getting started

• Charging of the battery usually takes 2 hours. Charging may be completed quickly depending on how much battery power remains. • Do not use a battery charger other than the specified battery charger. • If the charging indicator blinks red, this may indicate that the battery is not properly attached or that the battery has malfunctioned. • Charging of the battery may cause noise on a television or radio sharing the same wall outlet; however, this is not a malfunction. If this should happen, plug the battery charger into a separate wall outlet. • The battery may become hot during charging; however, this does not indicate a malfunction. • This battery charger is guaranteed to operate within an ambient temperature range of 0°C to 40°C. To ensure maximum performance of the battery charger, however, you are recommended to use it between 10°C and 30°C. • When using the battery charger in a foreign country, be sure to use a travel converter that matches the wall outlet in the area the camera is being used. Please consult a travel agency for more information on travel converters.

Battery/card basics

Inserting and removing the battery and card

1

Make sure the camera is turned off. • The monitor is off. • The viewfinder is off. • The lens is not extended.

1

2

Getting started

Slide the battery compartment/card cover in the direction of A, then lift in the direction of B. • Use the ball of your finger to slide the cover. Do not use your fingernail as this could result in injury.

3

B A

Loading the battery Align the battery as shown and insert it into the battery compartment until the battery is locked in position with the battery lock knob. Battery lock knob

Removing the battery Slide the knob in the direction of the arrow. When the battery is ejected, pull it out of the battery compartment.

Battery lock knob

Low battery warning The amount of power consumed varies considerably depending on the operations performed on the digital camera. If you use an exhausted battery, the camera may turn off without displaying the battery level warning (P.15).

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Battery/card basics

Note

Inserting a card Insert the card in the appropriate direction.

Notch

Contact area

• Insert the card while keeping it straight. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card.

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1 Getting started

• The life of the battery may vary according to the shooting conditions, etc. • The amount of power consumed by the camera varies considerably depending on shooting conditions, etc. • Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below. This discourages the power to last longer. • When the monitor is turned on. • When the monitor is in the playback mode for an extended period of time. • Repeated zoom adjustments. • Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway. • When the FULLTIME AF mode is turned on. • When connected to a computer or printer. • If the camera is left for about 3 hours with the battery removed, some of the internal settings may revert to the factory default settings.

Battery/card basics

Removing the card Push the card all the way in to unlock it, then let it return slowly. • The card is ejected a short way and then stops. Hold the card straight and pull it out.

1 Getting started

4

Close the battery compartment/card cover in direction C and then slide it in the direction shown D.

C

D

Notes for removing the card Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot.

Note

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• Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint pens. • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, or remove the card or the battery while the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data stored on the card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored. • Do not place a sticker or label on the card as this could prevent the card from being ejected.

Using an AC adapter (optional) An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as image downloads to a computer. An optional Olympus CAMEDIA-brand AC adapter allows you to power your digital camera from a common AC wall outlet. Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. Use an AC adapter designed to operate on the AC voltage in the area the camera is being used. Consult your nearest Olympus dealer or Service center for details.

Power plug

Connection cord plug AC adapter

DC-IN jack (black) Connector cover

Note

1 Getting started

AC wall outlet

• If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a computer or printer, the image data may be lost or damaged. It is recommended you use the AC adapter when connected to a computer or printer. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is connected to a computer or printer. • Do not remove or load the battery or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. • When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the AC adapter even if the battery is loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does not charge the battery in the camera.

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Power on/off

1

1

Press the tabs on the lens cap as indicated by the arrows and remove the lens cap.

2

Press the power switch.

Mode dial

Getting started

• The power turns on and the lens extends when the mode dial is set to any mode other than q. The monitor turns on. • When the mode dial is set to q, the camera turns on in the playback mode and the monitor turns on.

3

To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. TIPS • To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode and stops the operation after about 3 minutes of nonoperation. The camera activates again as soon as you operate the shutter button or zoom lever. The sleep time interval can be set in any shooting mode (except q). g“SLEEP - Sleep Timer” (P.151)

Note

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• If the camera is subjected to strong vibrations or shocks while it is turned on, the camera may immediately turn off and reset the date and other settings.

Power on/off

Startup/Shutdown screen This image is displayed on the monitor each time the camera is turned on or off. You can also use your favorite image (P.152).

1 If the card is not recognized (card check) When the power is turned on, the camera checks the card automatically. If there is no card in the camera or a card that is not supported by this camera is inserted, the following screen is displayed. Monitor indication

q NO CARD CARD%SEtUP POWER%OFF FORMAt SELECt

GO FORMAt

CAUtION ERASING%ALL YES NO SELECt

GO

Corrective action There is no card in the camera or the card is not inserted properly. → Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, remove it and insert it again correctly. The card cannot record, play back or erase pictures. Format the card or replace it with a new one. → Press ac to select POWER OFF, then press e. Replace the card with a new one. → Format the card. Press ac to select I FORMAT, then press e to display the confirmation screen. Select YES and press e. Formatting starts. If the card was successfully formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures.

All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted. Note

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Getting started

Startup/Shutdown screen (Factory default setting)

Selecting a language You can select a language for on-screen display. This reference manual shows the English on-screen display in the illustrations and explanations. Available language vary depending on the area where you purchased this camera.

1

1

Set the mode dial to P and press the power switch to turn the camera on.

Power switch Mode dial

Getting started

Arrow pad

2

OK button

Press e. • The top menu is displayed.

3

Press d on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU.

4

Press ac to select the SETUP tab, then press d.

ESP MODE MENU

SETUP tab

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SEtUP CARD PIC CAM

Top menu

ALL RESEt

ON ENGLISH

PW ON/OFF SEtUP

1

REC VIEW SLEEP

ON 3 MIN

5

Press ac to select W, then press d. • The green frame moves to the selected item.

6

SEtUP CARD PIC CAM

Selecting a language

ALL RESEt

ON ENGLISH

PW ON/OFF SEtUP

1

REC VIEW SLEEP

Press ac to select a language, then press e.

1

Press e again to exit the menu.

Getting started

ENGLISH FRANCAIS DEUtSCH ESPAÑOL SELECt

7 8

ON 3 MIN

GO

Power switch

To turn the camera off, press the power switch.

e button

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Setting the date and time 1

Set the mode dial to P and press the power switch to turn the camera on.

Power switch Mode dial

1 OK button

2

Press e. • The top menu is displayed.

3

Press d on the arrow pad to select MODE MENU.

4

Press ac to select the SETUP tab, then press d.

ESP MODE MENU

SETUP tab

5

Press ac to select X, then press d. • The green frame moves to the selected item.

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SEtUP CARD PIC CAM

Top menu

SEtUP CARD PIC CAM

Getting started

Arrow pad

ALL RESEt

ON ENGLISH

PW ON/OFF SEtUP

1

REC VIEW SLEEP

ON 3 MIN

MY MODE SEtUP FILE NAME

RESEt

PIXEL MAPPING '04.01.01 00.00

Setting the date and time

6

Press ac to select one of the following date formats: Y-M-D (Year/Month/Day), M-D-Y (Month/ Day/Year), D-M-Y (Day/Month/Year). Then press d. • Move to the year setting. • The following steps show the procedure used when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D.

SEt

D

GO

1

Press ac to set the year, then press d to move to the month setting. • To move back to the previous setting, press b. • The first two digits of the year are fixed.

8

SELECt

M

Getting started

7

2004 Y

2004 20

SELECt

SEt

GO

Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set. • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. Consequently, 2 p.m. is displayed as 14:00.

9

Press e.

Power switch

• For a more accurate setting, press e when the time signal hits 00 seconds.

10 To turn the camera off, press the power switch.

e button

Note

• The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings if the camera is left without the battery for approximately one day. The settings will be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded in the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important pictures, check that the date and time settings are correct.

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Adjusting the viewfinder To make the camera easier to use, adjust the viewfinder to match the eyesight (visual acuity) of the person using the camera.

1

Set the mode dial to h and press the power switch.

Power switch Mode dial

• The camera and the monitor turn on.

1 2

Press f.

Getting started

• The monitor turns off and the viewfinder turns on. f button

3

While looking through the viewfinder, slowly turn the diopter adjustment dial.

Viewfinder Diopter adjustment dial

4

Turn the dial until the AF target mark can be seen clearly.

AF target mark

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Holding the camera Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. When taking pictures in the vertical position, hold the camera so that the flash is higher than the lens. Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Horizontal grip

Vertical grip

1 Getting started

Top view Do not hold this part of the lens.

Note

• Clear pictures cannot be obtained if the camera moves as the shutter button is pressed. Hold the camera correctly, and press the shutter button gently.

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2 Using the menus About the menus When you turn on the camera and press e, the top menu is displayed on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This chapter explains how the menus work, using the P mode screens. The top menu is displayed.

Top menu

Press e.

Using the menus

ESP MODE MENU

Use the arrow pad to select a menu.

MODE MENU • Lets you access the menu selections to set the ISO, sharpness, etc. • Categorizes the settings into 4 tabs. • Press ac to select a tab and display the associated menu items. • There is no mode menu in h mode.

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

SHORTCUT MENUS • Take you directly to the setting screens. • Display operational buttons at the bottom of the screen. • The functions registered in the shortcut menus can also be accessed from the MODE MENU. • The shortcut menus can be replaced in modes other than hnq. g“Setting the shortcut menu” (P.141)

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ESP OFF DRIVE ISO A/S/M

Tab

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

2

ESP

ESP OFF

DRIVE ISO A/S/M

AUtO

How to use the menus 1 Press e to display the top menu. Press d.

a tab, then press d.

CAMERA tab

d

ESP MODE MENU

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

Top menu

2 Press ac to select

ESP

ESP OFF

ISO

AUtO

A/S/M

SEt CARD PICtURE CAM

HQ WB

AUtO

CONtRASt

a

CARD tab SEt CARD PIC CAM

2

Press b to return to the tab selection screen.

SHARPNESS

c

CARD%SEtUP

a

c SETUP tab SEtUP CARD PIC CAM

OK/Menu button

b

ALL RESEt

ON ENGLISH

PW ON/OFF SEtUP

1

REC VIEW SLEEP

ON 3 MIN

continued overleaf.

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Using the menus

a

c

PICTURE tab

Arrow pad

d

DRIVE

How to use the menus

3 Press ac to select an

4 Press acto select a

Using the menus

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

ESP OFF

DRIVE ISO

AUtO

A/S/M

c

a

ESP

ESP

Slider bar This is also displayed on other pages with settings.

d

OFF DRIVE ISO

AUtO

A/S/M

Note

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ESP OFF DRIVE ISO A/S/M

c

To return to select an item, press b or e. SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

The green frame moves to the selected item.

b or e

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

2

ESP

setting. Press e to complete setting.Press e again to exit the menu and return to shooting status.

CAMERA

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

item, then press d.

a

ESP OFF DRIVE ISO A/S/M

• Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and the settings performed. • If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL RESET to OFF. g“ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings” (P.135)

Shortcut menus Shooting modes h mode

DRIVE CARD SEtUP

ijlmr p P mode ESP

n mode

DIGItAL ZOOM MODE MENU

MODE MENU WB

2

(Factory default setting)

Selects a shooting mode from o (single-frame shooting), j (sequential shooting), i (high speed sequential shooting), k (AF sequential shooting) and 7 (auto bracketing).

P.85

ESP/5 Selects the metering method (ESP, 5 or MULTI).

P.77

DIGITAL ZOOM Extends the maximum optical zoom, making possible up to approx. 40× zoom.

P.56

K Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture : TIFF*, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Movie : SHQ, HQ, SQ

P.96

*TIFF cannot be selected when the mode dial is set to h. & Used to take pictures of a close subject.Selects OFF, & or %.

P.82

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Using the menus

DRIVE

Shortcut menus

WB Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source.

P.103

X Sets the date and time.

P.28

CARD SETUP

2

Formats a card.

Using the menus

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P.146

Shortcut menus

Playback mode Still picture

Movie MOVIE PLAY

INFO

MODE MENU

INFO

SWItCH FRAME

MODE MENU

SWItCH FRAME

2 Runs through all saved pictures one after another.

P.118

MOVIE PLAY MOVIE PLAYBACK

Plays back movies.

P.119

INDEX

Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 frames.

P.121

EDIT

Edits a movie.

P.123

INFO Displays all the shooting information on the monitor.

P.148

SWITCH FRAME Selects [ALL] to display all images or 0 to display only protected images.

P.132

TIPS • The functions registered in the shortcut menus can also be accessed from the MODE MENU. The shortcut menus can be replaced in modes other than hnq.g“Setting the shortcut menu” (P.141)

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Using the menus

m

Mode Menus The MODE MENU has 4 tabs. Press ac to select a tab and display the associated menu items.

CAMERA tab PICTURE tab CARD tab

2

SETUP tab

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

Shooting modes

ESP

ESP OFF

DRIVE ISO

AUtO

A/S/M

Using the menus

CAMERA tab Selects the metering method (ESP, 5 or MULTI). Used to take pictures of a close subject. & Selects OFF, &, %. Selects a shooting mode from o (single-frame shooting), j (sequential shooting), i (high speed sequential DRIVE shooting), k (AF sequential shooting) and 7 (auto bracketing). Selects the ISO sensitivity from AUTO, ISO 64, 100, 200 and 400. Selects the shooting mode from A (Aperture priority shooting), S (Shutter A/S/M priority shooting) and M (Manual shooting). Selects a mode to be activated when r1/2/3/4 taking pictures in r mode. Adjusts the amount of light emitted by w the flash. Selects from #SLOW1 (1st curtain), HSLOW1 (1st curtain with red-eye reduction) and #SLOW2 (2nd curtain) #SLOW when the flash mode is set to #SLOW (slow synchronization). Reduces the noise that affects pictures NOISE REDUCTION during long exposures. ESP/5

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P.77 P.82

P.85

P.101

P.65

P.69 P.64

P.63

P.110

Mode Menus

DIGITAL ZOOM FULLTIME AF AF MODE o

2 IN 1

FUNCTION AF AREA

INFO

u R (still pictures) R (movies) SUPER ZOOM

P.56 P.71 P.70 P.88 P.89

2

P.91

Using the menus

PANORAMA

Extends the maximum optical zoom up to approximately 40× magnification. Keeps the image in focus at all times without having to press the shutter button halfway. Selects the auto focus method (iESP or SPOT). Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Allows panorama pictures to be taken with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards. Combines two still pictures taken in succession and stores them as a single picture. Adds special effects to pictures (BLACK & WHITE, SEPIA, WHITE BOARD, BLACK BOARD). Changes the position of the AF target mark using the arrow pad. Selects whether to display all the information such as shutter speed and white balance, or only the minimum information. Displays a histogram showing the luminance distribution of still pictures. Sound can be recorded when taking still pictures. Selects whether to record sound when shooting a movie. Extends the optical zoom, making possible up to 14× zoom in 1600 × 1200 record mode.

P.93 P.72

P.148

P.111 P.94 P.95 P.55

PICTURE tab K WB >

Sets the image quality and resolution. Still picture: TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. Makes fine changes to the white balance.

P.96 P.103 P.106

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Mode Menus

SHARPNESS CONTRAST SATURATION CARD tab CARD SETUP

Adjusts the sharpness of the image. Adjusts the contrast of the image. Adjusts the level of color depth without changing the tint.

Formats a card.

P.107 P.108 P.109

P.146

SETUP tab

2 Using the menus

Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen W display. Sets the picture that is displayed when PW ON/OFF SETUP the power is turned on and off. Selects whether to display pictures on REC VIEW the monitor while saving them to a card. SLEEP Sets the sleep timer. Customizes settings which are activated MY MODE SETUP in the r mode. FILE NAME Changes how file names are assigned. Checks the CCD and image processing PIXEL MAPPING functions for errors. Adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder s or monitor. X Sets the date and time. Sets the measurement unit (m/ft) used m/ft during manual focus. Selects NTSC or PAL according to your VIDEO OUT TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. Assigns frequently used functions as SHORT CUT shortcut menus. Assigns a frequently used function to the CUSTOM BUTTON camera’s custom button. Turns off the beep sound for button 8 operations and warnings. ALL RESET

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P.135 P.26 P.152 P.150 P.151 P.143 P.154 P.155 P.149 P.28 P.156 P.157 P.140 P.137 P.152

Mode Menus

PLAY tab EDIT tab CARD tab SETUP tab

SEt CARD EDIt PLAY

Playback mode

OFF

2

PLAY tab*1 P.158 P.111 P.127

EDIT tab*2 Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new file. Crops part of a picture and saves it as a P new file. *2 The EDIT tab is not displayed during movie playback. Q

P.128 P.129

CARD tab CARD SETUP

Erases all image data stored on the card or format the card.

P.134, 146

SETUP tab Selects whether to keep the current camera settings when you turn off the power. Selects a language for on-screen W display. Sets the picture that is displayed when PW ON/OFF SETUP the power is turned on and off. ALL RESET

P.135 P.26 P.152

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Using the menus

Stores the necessary information on the < card to allow you to print the pictures taken. Displays a histogram showing the u luminance distribution. Adds sound to a still picture already R taken. *1 The PLAY tab is not displayed during movie playback.

Mode Menus

SCREEN SETUP s X VIDEO OUT

2

G

Using the menus

8

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Registers a stored picture for use as the picture displayed when the power is turned on and off. Adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder or monitor. Sets the date and time. Selects NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type. TV video signal types differ depending on the region. Selects the number of frames in the index display. Turns off the beep sound for button operations and warnings.

P.153 P.149 P.28 P.157 P.117 P.152

3 Shooting basics Shooting modes The shooting modes include modes where the optimal settings for the situation are automatically selected, and modes where you can select the settings best suited to the shooting conditions and the effect you wish to achieve. You can change the shooting mode before and after turning the camera on. Mode dial Setting-related modes

3

Playback mode gP.113

Situationrelated modes

Situation-related modes h Full-auto shooting Allows you to take still pictures using no special functions or manual adjustments. The camera sets the optimal focusing and exposure. This is the simplest of all shooting modes. i Portrait shooting Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. This mode features an infocus subject against a blurred background. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

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Shooting basics

Shooting modes

Shooting modes

j Sports shooting Suitable for capturing fast-moving action (such as sports) without blur. Even a fast-moving subject will be clear and sharp, as if it is not moving, enabling you to capture facial expressions and detailed activity. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. l Landscape shooting

3

Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Both the foreground and the background are in focus. Since blues and greens are vividly reproduced in this mode, it is excellent for shooting natural scenery. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. m Night Scene shooting

Shooting basics

Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. For example, if you take a picture of a street at night in h mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with the background underexposed and without details. In the Night Scene shooting mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically selects the optimal settings for this type of shooting condition. Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure you stabilize the camera by using a tripod.

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Shooting modes

Setting-related modes P Program shooting Allows you to take still pictures. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed. Other functions, such as flash modes and drive modes, can be adjusted manually. p Aperture priority/Shutter priority/Manual shooting When the mode dial is set to p, the following items can be set with the menus. g“A/S/M mode” (P.65).

3

A Aperture priority shooting

Aperture (F-number) is decreased.

Aperture (F-number) is increased.

S Shutter priority shooting Allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. Set the shutter speed according to the subject and the type of effect you want. g“Shutter priority shooting” (P.67)

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Shooting basics

Allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. By decreasing the aperture value (F-number), the camera will focus within a smaller range, producing a picture with a blurred background. Increasing the value forces the camera to focus over a wider range in the forward and backward directions, resulting in increased “depth of field”, in which both the subject and the background are in focus. g“Aperture priority shooting” (P.66)

Shooting modes

3

Setting the shutter speed higher lets you capture fastmoving action without blur. The subject will be clear and sharp, as if it is not moving.

Setting the shutter speed lower blurs a moving subject, giving the impression of movement.

M Manual shooting

Shooting basics

Allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. To check the exposure, refer to the exposure differential. This mode gives you more creative control, allowing you to make the settings you need to get the type of picture you want, regardless of optimum exposure. g“Manual shooting” (P.68) r My Mode Allows you to save your favorite settings as your own personal mode and use these customized settings when taking pictures. Current settings can also be saved for retrieving by this mode. g“MY MODE SETUP” (P.143) g“Using My Mode” (P.69) n Movie record Allows you to record movies. The camera sets the aperture and shutter speed automatically. Even if the subject moves during recording or the distance to the subject changes, correct focusing and exposure are maintained continuously. If R is set to ON, soud is recorded at the same time. g“Recording movies” (P.52)

Note

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• The available settings vary depending on the mode. g“Modes and Shooting Functions” (P.203)

Taking still pictures You can take still pictures using either the monitor or the viewfinder.

Mode dial

1

Set the mode dial to h i j l m r p P and press the power switch.

Shutter button Mode dial Flash button

g“Power on/off” (P.24) • The monitor turns on.

3 f button Power switch Card access lamp

2

Decide the composition of the picture.

HQ 2288 1712 AF target mark

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Shooting basics

To shoot using the viewfinder, press f to turn the viewfinder on.

Taking still pictures

3

Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust the focus. • When the focus and exposure are locked, F2.8 the green lamp lights (focus lock). • The AF target mark moves to the focused position. • The shutter speed and aperture value automatically set by the camera are displayed (except in M mode). HQ 2288 1712 • # blinks to warn of camera movement. #mark Press the flash button to open the Green lamp flash.(P.57) • When # lights after the flash has popped up, the flash is ready to fire. The flash fires automatically when the shutter button is pressed all the way.

3 Shooting basics

4

Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera takes the picture. • The card access lamp blinks while the picture is stored on the card. TIPS The subject cannot be focused on. g“If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P.50) The green lamp blinks. → You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 7 cm/2.8" (wide-angle) (1.2 m/3.9 ft. (telephoto)) away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can take pictures as close as 3 cm/ 1.2" from the subject. (P.83) → Depending on the subject, the focus and exposure may not be locked. g“Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P.51) # blinks when the shutter button is pressed halfway. → The flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off. To check the picture you have just taken immediately → Set Rec View to ON. g“REC VIEW” (P.150)

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Taking still pictures

To record sound with the picture → You can record sound when taking still pictures. Set R to ON. g“Recording sound with still pictures” (P.94) You can also add sound to a picture that has already been taken. g“Recording sound” (P.127) The monitor or viewfinder turns off automatically → If the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the monitor and viewfinder turn off automatically. Operate the shutter button or zoom lever to turn the viewfinder or monitor on. g“SLEEP Sleep Timer” (P.151) To adjust the brightness of the monitor or viewfinder → Go to “Monitor brightness Adjustment” and adjust the brightness. g“Monitor/viewfinder brightness adjustment” (P.149)

To check the area the camera is focusing on → If you press f while pressing the shutter button halfway, the area you are focusing on is enlarged. Pressing f once more returns the size to normal. This function is not available in the digital zoom range. g“DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom” (P.56)

Note

HQ 2288 1712

• 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 on the card regardless of whether the camera is turned off or the batteries are replaced or removed. • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter while the card access lamp is blinking. Doing so could destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of pictures you have just taken. • When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the picture in shadow may appear colored.

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3 Shooting basics

The monitor or viewfinder is hard to see → Bright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines (smears) to appear on the image in the monitor or viewfinder. This does not affect recorded pictures.

If correct focus cannot be obtained When the subject cannot be focused on, you can focus the camera on another point at roughly the same distance (focus lock) and take the picture as explained below.

Using the Focus Lock function Mode dial

1

Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. • When shooting a hard-to-focus subject or a fast-moving subject, point the camera at an object about the same distance away as the subject.

3 Shooting basics

HQ 2288 1712 AF target mark

2

Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. • When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights. • The AF target mark moves to the Shutter button focused position. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus and exposure are not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position your subject and press the shutter button halfway again.

3

Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot.

HQ 2288 1712

50

If correct focus cannot be obtained

4

Press the shutter button fully.

Shutter button TIPS The frame in which you focus on a subject is different from the frame in which you lock the exposure. g“AE LOCK – Locking the exposure” (P.80) Fix the focus position. g“AF LOCK – Locking the focus” (P.73)

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Subjects that are difficult to focus on Under certain types of conditions, the auto focus may not work properly. If this happens, focus on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject (focus lock), recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. If the subject still cannot be focused on, use the manual focus. g “Manual focus” (P.75) The green lamp blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast

Subject with an extremely bright area in the center of the frame

Subject without vertical lines

Subjects at different distances

Fast-moving subject

The subject to be focused on is not in the center of the frame.

The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus.

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Focus on the subject in the center of the frame. g“AF MODE – Changing the focus range” (P.70)

Recording movies This function allows you to record movies. If R is set to ON, sound is recorded at the same time.

Mode dial

1

Set the mode dial to n and press the power switch.

Shutter button Mode dial

g“Power on/off” (P.24) • The monitor turns on. • The available recording time on the card that you are using is displayed.

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Power switch Card access lamp

2

Decide the composition of the picture. • You can use the zoom lever to enlarge your subject.

3

00:36

Press the shutter button fully to start recording. • You can adjust the zoom during movie recording. • The card access lamp blinks while the movie is stored on the card. • During movie recording, N lights red.

00:10

Time remaining

4

Press the shutter button again to stop recording. • When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. • When there is space in the card memory, the remaining recording time (gP.99) is displayed, and the camera is ready to shoot.

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Note

• Depending on the card, the remaining recording time may drop rapidly during recording. Try using the card again after formatting it with your camera. g“CARD SETUP – Formatting cards” (P.146) • When R is set to ON, the position of the optical zoom cannot be changed during movie recording. To use the zoom during recording, set DIGITAL ZOOM to ON. g“DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom” (P.56) • In n mode, the flash and manual focus (MF) cannot be used. • This camera cannot play back sound.

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Notes for recording movies over a long time • Recording will continue until the card is full unless stopped by pressing the shutter button. • A long recorded movie cannot be edited. (P.121) • If a single movie recording uses up all of the card’s memory, create space on the card by deleting the movie or downloading it to a PC.

Zoom In addition to the optical zoom, this camera is equipped with a super zoom and digital zoom for taking telephoto and wide-angle shots. You can increase the zoom magnification by combining the super zoom or digital zoom with the optical zoom. The super zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same time. Camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications. Stabilize the camera with a tripod, etc. to avoid camera movement. The characteristics and maximum magnification of each zoom are shown below. Optical zoom Super zoom

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Digital zoom

Use for normal zoom shooting. Max. magnification: 10× (equivalent to 38 mm to 380 mm on a 35 mm camera) Use to extend the optical zoom up to 14× magnification. However, the resolution is automatically fixed at 1600 × 1200. Max. magnification: 14× Use to extend the maximum optical zoom. However, pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. Max. magnification: Approx. 40× (Digital zoom magnification during movie recording is 2.5×)

Using the optical zoom Mode dial

1

Push or pull the zoom lever.

Wide-angle: Push the zoom lever toward W to zoom out.

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Zoom lever

Telephoto: Pull the zoom lever toward T to zoom in.

Zoom

SUPER ZOOM – Using the super zoom Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA SUPER ZOOM ON, and press e.

Zoom lever

g “How to use the menus” (P.33)

• When ON is selected, the record mode is automatically set to 1600 × 1200. • Press e again to exit the menu.

3 OK button

2

Pull the zoom lever toward T until the optical zoom reaches its limit. • When 10× magnification is reached, zoom adjustment stops. To zoom in further, keep pulling the zoom lever toward T.

3

Super zoom range Normal zoom range

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Push the zoom lever toward W to zoom out. • When the zoom reaches 10× magnification, zoom adjustment stops. To zoom out further, keep pushing the zoom lever toward W.

Note

• Setting DIGITAL ZOOM to ON or changing the record mode setting automatically disables the super zoom.

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Arrow pad

Zoom

DIGITAL ZOOM - Using the digital zoom Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA DIGITAL ZOOM ON, and press e.

Zoom lever

g “How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

3

Mode dial

Shooting basics

1 2

In the top menu, select DIGITAL ZOOM ON, and press e.

Arrow pad OK button

Pull the zoom lever toward T. • The white area of the zoom indicator indicates the optical zoom. If the digital zoom is set to ON, a red area appears on the zoom indicator. When you reach the limit of the optical zoom, the digital zoom is enabled.

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4 Flash Flash shooting Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you want to achieve. You can also adjust the amount of light emitted using the flash intensity control.

Mode dial

1

Press the flash button. ( ) • The flash pops up. ( ) Shutter button

4 Flash

2

Set the flash mode by repeatedly pressing #.

#Flash mode button

• The flash mode changes in the sequence shown below (when all modes are available). Auto (Auto-flash)

#SLOW (Slow synchronization)

! (Red-eye reduction flash)

SLOW

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• If no operation is performed for about 3 seconds, the flash mode is set and the mode selector screen is automatically exited. • To prevent the flash from firing, press down on the top of the flash to retract it.

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3

Press the shutter button halfway. • In conditions where the flash will fire, # lights.

4

# mark F2.8

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Flash working range W (max.) : Approx. 0.3 m to 4.5 m (1.0 ft. to 14.8 ft.) T (max.) : Approx. 1.2 m to 3.5 m (3.9 ft. to 11.5 ft.) Function restrictions according to mode Mode

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Flash mode

Flash

!

h i j l m

r*

p A

S

M

P



Auto



#



#SLOW1



#SLOW2



HSLOW1







$ :Available, −:Not available, :Factory default setting * The factory default settings and available modes vary depending on the selected mode.

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TIPS The # (flash charge) indication blinks. → The flash is charging. Wait until # goes off. Camera movement warning (Auto-flash, red-eye reduction flash, fill-in flash) → When # (camera movement warning) lights, the shutter speed locks at its current level. This helps prevent camera shake problems (shutter speeds that are too slow can cause blur). However, if the zoom magnification is increased, the camera will increase the locked shutter speed accordingly. Zoom position Shutter speed 1/30 sec.

T (max.)

1/320 sec.

• The flash does not fire in the following situations: In the movie record mode, during auto bracketing, during super-macro shooting, when FUNCTION is set to WHITE BOARD/BLACK BOARD, and during Panorama shooting • The flash may not give you the optimum result in macro mode, especially with wide-angle shooting. Check the resulting picture on the monitor. • If a conversion lens is attached to the camera, do not use the flash.

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Note

W (max.)

Flash shooting

Auto-flash (No indication) The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. To shoot a subject with backlight, position the AF target mark over the subject.

Red-eye reduction flash (!) The light from the flash may make the subject’s eyes appear red in the picture. The red-eye reduction flash mode significantly reduces this phenomenon by emitting pre-flashes before firing the regular flash. This helps accustom the subject’s eyes to the bright light and minimizes the red-eye phenomenon.

4

The subject’s eyes appear red.

Flash Note

• After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Hold the camera firmly to avoid camera movement. • Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at the pre-flashes, or if the shooting range is too far. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness.

Fill-in flash (#) The flash fires regardless of the available light. This mode is useful for eliminating shadows on the subject’s face (such as shadows from tree leaves), in a backlight situation, or for correcting the color shift produced by artificial lighting (especially fluorescent light).

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• The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light.

Flash shooting

Flash off ($) The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited. You can also use this mode when you want to shoot a natural-looking twilight or night scene.

Note

• Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low light situations when in the flash off mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement.

Slow Synchronization (#SLOW1 #SLOW2 HSLOW1)

1st curtain (front curtain) #SLOW1 Usually, regardless of the shutter speed, the flash fires right after the shutter fully opens. This is called 1st curtain. Unless you change it, this is how the flash always fires. The slow synchronization factory default setting is # SLOW1.

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The slow synchronization flash is designed for slow shutter speeds. Normally, when shooting with a flash, shutter speeds cannot go below a certain level to prevent camera movement. But when shooting a night scene background, fast shutter speeds can make the background too dark. Slow synchronization flash allows both a slow shutter speed for the background and a flash for the subject. Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure you stabilize the camera by using a tripod. Otherwise, camera movement may cause the picture to be blurred.

Flash shooting

2nd curtain (rear curtain) #SLOW2 With 2nd curtain, the flash fires just before the shutter closes. Changing the flash timing can create interesting effects in your picture, such as expressing the movement of a car by showing the tail-lights streaming backwards. The slower the shutter speed, the better the effects turn out. The slowest possible shutter speed depends on the shooting mode: M mode : 15 sec. P, A, S, m mode : 4 sec.

When the shutter speed is set to 4 sec.

4sec.

4

rear curtain

4sec.

0

Flash

2nd curtain flash fires Shutter closes

front curtain

1st curtain flash fires Shutter fully opens

1st curtain with red-eye reduction HSLOW1 This mode is for when you want to use slow synchronization, yet also reduce the red-eye phenomenon. For instance, when shooting a person against a brightly lit night background. A normal flash might make the person’s eyes red, but 1st curtain with red-eye reduction lets you capture the background correctly and reduce the red-eye phenomenon at the same time. 2nd curtain with red-eye reduction is not available.

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Using the slow synchronization flash Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA #SLOW #SLOW1, HSLOW, #SLOW2, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu. Arrow pad OK button

4 SLO W

SLO W1

NOISE REDUCtION

SLO W

DIGItAL ZOOM

SLO W2

FULLtIME AF

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Flash

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Flash intensity control You can adjust the amount of light emitted by the flash. In some situations, you may get better results by adjusting the light emission. Examples include small subjects, distant backgrounds, or situations when increased contrast is desired. You can adjust the exposure in the range of ±2.0 in 1/3 EV steps.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA w, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

4 Arrow pad

Press ac to adjust the exposure, then press e.

a : Light emission is increased by 1/3 EV each time you press the button. (EV : Exposure Value) c : Light emission is decreased by 1/3 EV each time you press the button.

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

Flash

OK button

2

0.0 SLO W NOISE REDUCtION

DIGItAL ZOOM FULLtIME AF

• Press e again to exit the menu.

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• The flash adjustment effect may not be sufficient if the shutter speed is too fast.

5 Advanced shooting A/S/M mode Select the shooting mode to be used when the mode dial is set to p.

Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA A/S/M A, S or M, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

5

ESP DRIVE

A

ISO

S

A/S/M

M

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Advanced shooting

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

1

Aperture priority shooting Mode dial

1

Select A mode. g“A/S/M mode” (P.65)

2

Press ac to set the aperture value. a : The aperture value increases. c : The aperture value decreases.

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ac

If the aperture value is displayed in red, the aperture setting is unsuitable for the conditions. Take the following steps. (When the aperture value is displayed in green, the setting will provide optimum exposure.)

Advanced shooting

Aperture value

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 appears : The image is overexposed. Press a to increase the aperture value.

 appears : The image is underexposed. Press c to decrease the aperture value.

Aperture range : Toward W : f2.8 to f8.0 Toward T : f3.7 to f8.0

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• When the flash is set to the auto-flash mode, the shutter speed is fixed at 1/30 sec. in the maximum wide angle, or 1/320 sec. in the maximum telephoto, and will not go slower.

Shutter priority shooting Mode dial

1

Select S mode. g“A/S/M mode” (P.65)

2

Press ac to set the shutter speed. a : Sets a faster shutter speed. c : Sets a slower shutter speed.

ac

If the shutter speed is displayed in red, the setting is unsuitable for the conditions. Take the following steps. (When the shutter speed is displayed in green, the setting will provide optimum exposure.) Shutter speed

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 appears : The image is underexposed. Press c to set a slower shutter speed.

Shutter speed range: 1" to 1/1000

• Shutter speeds that can be set differ according to the flash setting. Note

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 appears : The image is overexposed. Press a to set a faster shutter speed.

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Manual shooting Mode dial

1

Select M mode. g“A/S/M mode” (P.65)

2

Use the arrow pad to set the aperture value and shutter speed. b d a c

5

x AE Lock/ Custom button

: : : :

The aperture value increases. The aperture value decreases. Sets a faster shutter speed. Sets a slower shutter speed.

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• When the shutter button is halfway pressed, the difference (ranging from -3.0 to +3.0 EV) between the exposure determined by the currently selected aperture and shutter speed compared to the exposure level considered optimal by the camera is displayed. • If the exposure differential appears in red, it indicates that the exposure differential is less than -3.0 EV or more than +3.0 EV. • When you press x, the screen on the right appears with the bar indicating current exposure settings.

Arrow pad

Exposure differential

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Aperture value : f2.8 to f8.0 (W) f3.7 to f8.0 (T) Shutter speed : 15" to 1/1000

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• To avoid camera movement, you are recommended to use a tripod when taking pictures requiring a slow shutter speed.

Using My Mode When you use r mode, the settings you selected with the menus in My Mode are activated. Saving the shooting mode or function settings you want to use in advance lets you shoot with your favorite settings straightaway. You can also save the settings you are currently using.You can create and save up to 4 different patterns. g“MY MODE SETUP” (P.143)

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA r 1/2/3/4 MY MODE 1 to MY MODE4, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Note

5

Arrow pad OK button

• Although the settings you are using can be saved, the zoom saved may not be the same as the one being used.

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• Press e again to exit the menu. • Only the settings in MY MODE 1 have already been saved. You cannot select MY MODE 2 to MY MODE 4 if no settings have been saved in them. g“MY MODE SETUP” (P.143)

Focusing applications AF MODE – Changing the focus range This function allows you to select the focus range of your subject. iESP

SPOT

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. Focus selection is based on the subject within the AF target mark.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA AF MODE iESP or SPOT, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

5

• Press e again to exit the menu.

Advanced shooting

Arrow pad

SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

OK button

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AF MODE

iESP SPOt

PANORAMA 2 IN 1 FUNCtION

• In h and n mode, the AF MODE is fixed at iESP and cannot be changed.

Focusing applications

FULLTIME AF – A reliable time-saving way to focus FULLTIME AF keeps the subject in front of the lens in focus at all times, without having to press the shutter button halfway. When ON is selected, the focusing time is reduced, letting you take successive snapshots.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA FULLTIME AF ON, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad

5

SLO W NOISE REDUCtION

DIGItAL ZOOM

OFF

FULLtIME AF

ON

• Battery consumption increases when FULLTIME AF is used. Note

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SEt CARD PIC CAMERA

OK button

Focusing applications

AF AREA – Changing the position of the AF target mark You can select the area you want to focus on by changing the position of the AF target mark.

Mode dial

1

Set the AF MODE to SPOT. g“AF MODE – Changing the focus range” (P.70)

2

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA AF AREA, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

5 3

OK button

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Use the arrow pad to move the AF target mark to the area you want to focus on. • The AF target mark at the center of the screen can be moved vertically or horizontally.

AF AREA

SELECt

CANCEL

AF target mark

4

Take the picture. • To restore the AF target mark to its original position (at the center), press e. • Press e again to exit AF target mark selection mode.

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• AF AREA is not available when the digital zoom is set to ON. • The location of the AF target mark cannot be saved.

Focusing applications

AF LOCK – Locking the focus Registering the AF lock function on the x in advance enables easy locking of the focus.

Mode dial

1

Register the AF lock function on x.

x AE Lock/ Custom button Shutter button

g“Setting the custom button” (P.138)

2

Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on and press x.

5

When x is pressed

When focus is locked

F2.8 AF LOCK

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Press the shutter button fully.

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• The focus is locked and the AF LOCK mark is displayed. • To reset the AF LOCK, press x again to cancel the AF LOCK. Each time you press x, AF lock is alternately engaged and canceled.

Focusing applications

TIPS How to save the locked focus after shooting (AF MEMORY) → Hold down x for more than 1 second. The AF MEMORY mark appears. When the mark appears, the locked focus is memorized. To cancel AF MEMORY, press x again.

AF MEMORY mark F2.8 AF MEMORY

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• The focus may be compromised by operating the zoom after setting the AF LOCK. Complete zoom operations before setting the AF LOCK. • AF LOCK is not available when a menu is displayed on the screen. Exit the menu. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Focusing applications

Manual focus If auto focus is unable to focus on a subject, use manual focus.

Mode dial

1

Hold down e for more than 1 second.

Arrow pad OK button

When the focus distance selection screen appears on the monitor, press b to select MF.

3

Press ac to set the focus position.

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2

• During operation, the area you are focusing on is enlarged. This lets you check whether the focus is in the right position. • The distance indicator on the left of the monitor is for reference only. • When the indicator is moved to less than 2 m (6.6 ft.), the display automatically switches to the 7 cm (2.8") to 2 m (6.6 ft.) display.

4

Hold down e for more than 1 second to save the setting. • MF is displayed in red on the monitor.

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5

Take the picture. • The focus is locked at the distance you have set.

1 2

To cancel manual focus Hold down e for more than 1 second to display the focus distance selection screen. Press d to select AF, then press e. • Manual focus is canceled.

TIPS How to shoot while keeping the same focus distance at all times → The focus can be fixed at the same distance as when you perform focus lock. 1 Position the AF target mark on a subject at the desired distance and press the shutter button halfway. 2 Keeping the shutter button half-pressed, press e. • The distance indicator is displayed. • MF is selected and the focus is locked at the same distance as when you performed focus lock.

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Even if you move the cursor to the top of the distance indicator, focusing is not possible at ). → Adjust the cursor position by pressing ac while watching the monitor.

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• If the zoom lever is pressed after performing manual focus, the saved focus distance may be changed. Perform setting again.

Metering There are three ways of measuring the brightness of a subject. ESP metering Spot metering

Multi-metering

Meters the center of the subject and the surrounding area separately. Exposure is determined by metering within the AF target area. In this mode, a subject can be shot with optimal exposure regardless of the background light. gP.77 Meters the brightness of the subject at up to 8 different points to set the optimal exposure based on the average brightness. This method is useful with a high contrast subject. gP.78

Spot metering Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select ESP/5 5 and press e.

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• In the top menu, the setting can be made in the same way as selecting MODE MENU CAMERA ESP/5 5. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

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Metering

MULTI METERING Mode dial

1

When using the camera in the p mode, multi-metering is not available in the M mode. Set to any mode except M.

x AE Lock/ Custom button

g“A/S/M mode” (P.65) • If a function other than AE lock is registered on x, set AE lock to the button. g“Setting the custom button” (P.138)

5

2

In the top menu, select ESP/5 MULTI, and press e.

Arrow pad OK button

Advanced shooting

• In the top menu, the setting can be made in the same way as selecting MODE MENU CAMERA ESP/5 MULTI. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

3

Position the AF target mark on the area you want to meter and press x. The brightness is metered at up to 8 different points.

F2.8

• Multi-metering bar appears. • Brightness meter readings are ignored after the 9th reading. • To perform metering again, press x for more than 1 second to display C. Press x again to cancel the metering values.

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Metering

Ex: When metering 2 points (pressing x twice) The aperture and shutter speed as calculated from the average values obtained by metering at 2 points. These values are recalculated every time another metering point is added. The average for the 2 metering points. The average is always shown at the center of the bar.

Indicates how much the present exposure you are metering differs from the average exposure value. The present exposure can be fixed by pressing the shutter button The reading when x was pressed. halfway. The number of Z indicates the number of (The present times you have pressed the button. The exposure is not distance Z is from the center of the bar added to the average indicates the difference between the value unless you metered and average readings. press x.) When Z moves more than ±3 from the center of the bar (the average reading), red XY appear. F2.8

The multi-metering exposure is canceled. → If you operate any of the buttons or the mode dial after metering in step 4, the multi-metering exposure is canceled.

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TIPS To save the locked multi-metering exposure after shooting (AE memory) → After metering in step 3, hold down x for more than 1 second. C appears. While C is displayed, the exposure is saved. Press x again to cancel the AE memory.

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AE LOCK – Locking the exposure This function is suitable for situations when optimal exposure is difficult to achieve, such as when there is excessive contrast between the subject and the surroundings. For example, when the sky takes up much of the frame, shooting with automatic exposure sometimes results in a dark subject. Recompose your shot so that not much sky is in the frame. Then press x to lock the metered value (exposure) temporarily. Next, compose your shot again with the sky in the frame and take the picture.

5

Mode dial

Advanced shooting

1

When using the camera in the A/S/M mode, AE lock is not available in the M mode. Set to any mode except M.

x AE Lock/ Custom button Shutter button

g“A/S/M mode” (P.65) • If a function other than AE lock is registered on x, set AE lock to the button. g“Setting the custom button” (P.138)

2

Compose the picture where you want to lock the metered value (exposure), then press x. • The exposure is memorized. • If you want to lock a different exposure, press x again to cancel AE lock. Each time you press x, AE lock is alternately engaged and canceled.

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AE LOCK – Locking the exposure

3

Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on and press the shutter button halfway.

During AE lock, AEL is displayed.

• The green lamp lights. • AE lock cannot be canceled while the shutter button is pressed halfway.

4

Press the shutter button fully. • AE lock is automatically canceled after one shot.

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Note

• AE lock is not available when multi-metering is enabled. Turn multimetering off. g“MULTI METERING” (P.78) • AE lock is not available when a menu is displayed on the screen. Exit the menu. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

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AE lock was canceled. → Do not operate any of the buttons or the mode dial after performing AE lock. Doing so will cancel AE lock. → The camera had emerged from sleep mode or the power was turned off.

Macro mode shooting Focusing is usually slow when you get close to a subject (W: 7 cm/2.8" to 60 cm/2.0 ft., T: 1.2 m/3.9 ft. to 2 m/6.6 ft.). However, in the & mode focusing is performed quickly. When the optical zoom lever is at the maximum wide position and you are as close as 7 cm/2.8" to your subject, you can fill the entire frame with your subject. 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, the picture will turn out well. g“Spot metering” (P.77)

Normal shooting

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With the macro mode

Mode dial

Advanced shooting

1

In the top menu, select & and press e.

&,

• In the top menu, the setting can be made in the same way as selecting MODE MENU CAMERA & &. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • You cannot select & in manual focus mode. Set to AF. g“Manual focus” (P.75)

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Arrow pad OK button

Super macro mode shooting This mode lets you shoot from as close as 3 cm/1.2" to your subject. Subjects measuring up to approximately 4 × 3 cm (1.6" × 1.2") can be captured on the monitor. In the % mode, normal shooting is also possible, but the position of the zoom is fixed automatically and cannot be changed.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select &

%, and press e.

• In the top menu, the setting can be made in the same way as selecting MODE MENU CAMERA & %. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

5

Arrow pad OK button

• During super macro shooting, the flash is not available. Note

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TIPS The subject is in shadow → When taking pictures close to the subject, shadows may become conspicuous, and the auto focus may not be able to maintain correct focus. If this happens, use the manual focus. g“Manual focus” (P.75)

Self-timer shooting This function lets you take pictures using the self-timer. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. This function is useful for taking pictures where you want to be included in the photograph.

Mode dial

1

Select Y by repeatedly pressing Y. • If no operation is performed for about 3 seconds, the selected mode is set and the mode selector screen is automatically exited.

Y Self-timer button Shutter button

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Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. • Pressing the shutter button halfway locks the focus and exposure. • The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken. Self-timer lamp • To stop shooting while in n mode, press the shutter button fully again. • To cancel the self-timer, press Y. • The self-timer mode is automatically canceled after one shot.

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• If sequential shooting is attempted in self-timer mode, the camera shoots max. 5 frames regardless of the setting.

Sequential shooting There are 4 sequential shooting modes: sequential shooting, high speed sequential shooting, AF sequential shooting and auto bracketing. Sequential shooting modes can be selected from the DRIVE mode menu. Sequential shooting cannot be performed when the record mode is set to TIFF. Drive mode o

j

i

k

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Sequential shooting, high speed sequential shooting and AF sequential shooting Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA DRIVE j, i or k, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Mode dial In the top menu, select DRIVE j, i or k, and press e. • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

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Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shutter button is pressed. (Normal shooting mode, single-frame shooting) Focus, exposure and white balance are locked at the first frame. Approx. 7 frames at approx.1.6 frames/ sec. (in HQ mode) Pictures can be taken at a faster speed than normal sequential shooting. The sequential shooting speed varies depending on the record mode setting. Approx. 2 frames at approx. 2.1 frames/sec. Focus is individually locked for each frame. The AF sequential shooting speed is slower than for normal sequential shooting. g“Auto bracketing” (P.86)

Sequential shooting

Take the picture. • Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed. The camera will take pictures in sequence until you release the button.

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2

ESP DRIVE

HI

ISO

AF

A/S/M

BKt

Auto bracketing Under some conditions, you may obtain better results shooting with exposure compensation than by using the exposure setting considered optimal by the camera. When auto bracketing is set, the exposure is changed automatically for each frame when you start shooting. The exposure differential and number of frames can be selected in the menus. The focus and white balance are locked at the first frame.

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Ex: When 7 is set to ±1.0 ×3

Advanced shooting

-1.0

0.0

+1.0

Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA DRIVE BKT, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

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Sequential shooting

2

Select the exposure differential. Press ac to select ±0.3, ±0.7 or ±1.0, then press d.

BKt

CANCEL

3

SELECt

GO

Select the number of shots. Press ac to select ×3 or ×5, then press e. • Press e repeatedly until the menu disappears.

4

Take the picture. • Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed to shoot the preset number of pictures. You can stop shooting at any time by releasing the shutter button.

• Sequential shooting (j, i, k, 7) is not possible in the following situations: – When the TIFF or SHQ record mode is set to ENLARGE SIZE – When NOISE REDUCTION is set to ON. • Auto bracketing is not possible in M mode. • The flash does not fire in 7 mode. • In modes other than S and M, since the shutter speed is set to max. 1/30 sec., exposure is decreased when shooting a dark subject. • In 7 mode other than S mode, if the shutter speed is set to longer than 1/30 sec. when the exposure differential is 0, the shutter speed is fixed at 1/30 sec. and the picture is taken in 7 mode. • If the battery power is low and the battery check blinks during sequential shooting, shooting stops and the camera starts saving the pictures you have taken. Whether or not all of the shots are saved depends on how much battery power remains. • If there is not enough space available on the card for the number of frames you have set during auto bracketing, you cannot continue shooting.

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Note

Self-portrait shooting Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the wide position and cannot be changed.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA o, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • The self-portrait mode is set.

Arrow pad

5 2

OK button

Take the picture.

Advanced shooting

• Press e to exit self-portrait shooting. • Press e again to exit the menu.

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PANORAMA - Panorama shooting You can take advantage of panorama shooting with Olympus xD-Picture Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges into a single panoramic picture, using the CAMEDIA Master software.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA PANORAMA, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • The PANORAMA mode is set.

Arrow pad OK button

2

Use the arrow pad to choose at which edge you want to connect the pictures.

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: The next picture is connected at the right edge b : The next picture is connected at the left edge Connects pictures from left to a : The next picture is connected at the right top c : The next picture is connected at the bottom

Connects pictures from bottom to top

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Advanced shooting

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PANORAMA - Panorama shooting

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Make sure that the edge of the pictures overlap, then take pictures. • Focus, exposure and white balance are set by the first picture. Do not select an extremely bright subject (such as the sun) for the first picture. • You cannot adjust the zoom after the first picture. • Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures.

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The part of the previous picture where it will be joined to the next picture does not remain in the frame on the edge of the screen. You have to remember what the part in the frame looked like and take the next picture so it overlaps. Compose your shots so that the right edge of the previous picture overlaps with the left edge of the next picture if you are connecting pictures from left to right (or vice versa if you are connecting pictures from right to left).

Advanced shooting

• When you have taken 10 pictures, a warning mark appears.

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Press e to finish panorama shooting. • The frame on the screen disappears and the camera returns to the normal shooting mode.

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• The panorama mode is only available with Olympus CAMEDIAbrand cards. • During panorama shooting, the flash and sequential shooting are not available. • Images are saved in JPEG format when panorama shooting is done in the TIFF mode. The size of the image does not change. • If the mode dial is operated during panorama shooting, the camera cancels the panorama mode and returns to normal shooting. • The camera itself cannot connect panorama pictures. The CAMEDIA Master software is necessary to connect the pictures.

2 IN 1 - Taking two-in-one pictures This function allows you to combine two pictures taken in succession and store them as a single picture. You can combine two different subjects in one picture.

Picture when played back

Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA 2 IN 1, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

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• The 2 IN 1 picture mode is set.

Advanced shooting

Arrow pad OK button

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Take the first shot. • The subject will be positioned on the left in the combined picture.

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2 IN 1 - Taking two-in-one pictures

Note

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• During 2 IN 1 picture shooting, the panorama, sequential shooting and self-portrait modes are not available. • To cancel the 2 IN 1 picture mode after the first shot has been taken, press e. The first shot will not be saved. • Operating the mode dial will exit 2 IN 1 picture mode. • If the camera enters sleep mode after the first shot, 2 IN 1 picture mode will be canceled.

FUNCTION - Adding special effects to pictures This feature lets you add special effects to your pictures during shooting. 4 effects are available. BLACK & WHITE Takes pictures in black and white. SEPIA Gives pictures a sepia tone. WHITE BOARD Pictures are in black and white, with black letters on a white background emphasized to make them easier to read. BLACK BOARD Pictures are in black and white, with white letters on a black background emphasized to make them easier to read.

Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA FUNCTION, then select a mode and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

5 Arrow pad

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OK button

AF MODE

OFF BLACK&WHItE

PANORAMA

SEPIA

2 IN 1

WHItE BOARD

FUNCtION

BLACK BOARD

TIPS Letters do not show clearly with WHITE BOARD or BLACK BOARD. → Use exposure compensation. g“Exposure compensation” (P.102)

Note

• When WHITE/BLACK BOARD is selected, the flash is automatically set to off. • WB, > and SATURATION cannot be used in Function shooting.

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Advanced shooting

• WHITE BOARD and BLACK BOARD are not available in n mode. • Press e again to exit the menu.

Recording sound with still pictures Sound can be recorded when taking still pictures. Recording starts about 0.5 seconds after the shutter is released and lasts about 4 seconds. When this function is enabled, sound is recorded automatically every time you take a picture.

Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA R ON, and press e.

Shutter button

g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad

5

OK button

2

Advanced shooting

When recording starts, turn the camera microphone towards the source of the sound you want to record. • The BUSY bar is displayed during recording. Microphone

TIPS • H appears on all still pictures and movies that have recorded sound. • Sound can be added later to still pictures. Recorded sound can also be changed. g“Recording sound” (P.127)

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Recording sound with movies

Note

• If the camera is more than 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the source of the sound, sound may not be recorded clearly. • Pictures cannot be taken during sound recording. • Sound recording is not possible in the following cases: the record mode is set to TIFF/the drive mode is set to sequential shooting (j , i, k, 7) • Sound recording may also pick up camera noises, such as button operations, shutter movement, etc. • This camera cannot play back sound. • Sound recording may not be possible if there is insufficient space in the card memory.

Recording sound with movies Sound can be recorded while shooting a movie.

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Advanced shooting

Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA R ON, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

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Recording starts at the same time as shooting. Arrow pad OK button

Note

• When R is set to ON, the optical zoom position is locked during movie recording. If you wish to use the zoom during movie recording, set DIGITAL ZOOM to ON. If R is set to OFF, you can use both the optical zoom and digital zoom during movie recording. • If the camera is more than 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the source of the sound, sound may not be recorded clearly. • This camera cannot play back sound.

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6 Adjusting the image quality and exposure Record mode You can select a record mode in which to take pictures or shoot movies. Choose the best record mode for your purpose (printing, editing on a PC, website editing, etc.). For information on the image size for each record mode and the number of remaining pictures and remaining recording time for the card, see the table on P.98. Normal image mode Image becomes clearer Compression

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Number of pixcels increas

Application Resolution

UnLow High compressed compression compression

2288 × 1712 2048 × 1536 Select for the print size

1600 × 1200 1280 × 960 1024 × 768

For small sized prints and website

640 × 480

TIFF

SHQ

HQ

SQ1 HIGH

SQ1 NORMAL

SQ2 HIGH

SQ2 NORMAL

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(Resolution The number of pixels (horizontal × vertical) used when saving an image. If the image will be printed, higher resolutions (larger numbers) are recommended so that the image will be clearer. However, higher resolutions make the file size (amount of data) larger, so the number of pictures that can be saved will be fewer.

(Compression In record modes other than TIFF, image data are compressed. The higher the compression, the less clear the image will be.

(Resolution and picture size on a computer screen When a picture is transferred to a computer, the size of the picture on the computer screen varies depending on the computer’s monitor setting. For instance, a picture taken in 1024 × 768 resolution is the same size as the screen if you set the picture to 1× when the monitor setting is 1024 × 768. However, if the monitor setting is over 1024 × 768 (such as 1280 × 1024), the picture only takes up part of the screen.

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Record mode

Special record modes Record mode

Features

Resolution

ENLARGE SIZE Increases the resolution. This is useful for 3200 × 2400 (SHQ, HQ) printing large-sized prints. 3:2 This is useful for ordering prints from a (TIFF, SHQ, HQ) photo lab.

2288 × 1520

3:2 Resolution The image aspect ratio is normally 4:3. If the aspect ratio is changed to 3:2, the image can be printed at a photo lab without losing the image borders. The 3:2 aspect ratio setting is not available in h or n mode.

ENLARGE SIZE

Monitor display when 3:2 is set

Note

• If the SHQ record mode is set to ENLARGE SIZE, sequential shooting modes (j, i, k, 7) are not available.

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When ENLARGE SIZE is selected, the actual 4 million pixels used by this camera can be increased to the equivalent of approx. 8 million pixels (3200 × 2400). This allows you to make quality prints in larger sizes, such as A3 (297 mm × 420 mm/11.7" × 16.5"). However, file sizes also become larger. ENLARGE SIZE is not available in the h or n mode.

Record mode

(Record modes and the number of storable still pictures/ remaining recording time The number of storable still pictures and remaining recording time is also displayed on the monitor when a card is in the camera.

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Still picture record mode Record mode

TIFF

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SHQ

HQ

SQ1

SQ2

Resolution

ComFile pression format

2288 × 1712 3:2 2288 × 1520 2048 × 1536 Uncom1600 × 1200 TIFF pressed 1280 × 960 1024 × 768 640 × 480 2288 × 1712 Low com3:2 2288 × 1520 ENLARGE SIZE 3200 × 2400 pression 2288 × 1712 High com3:2 2288 × 1520 pression ENLARGE SIZE 3200 × 2400 HIGH 2048 × 1536 NORMAL JPEG HIGH 1600 × 1200 NORMAL HIGH 1280 × 960 * NORMAL HIGH 1024 × 768 NORMAL HIGH 640 × 480 NORMAL

Memory capacity in no. of shots 16MB With sound Without sound – 1 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 16 5 5 6 6 2 2 15 16 17 18 8 8 8 8 19 20 11 11 30 32 16 17 45 49 25 26 66 76 58 66 124 165

* HIGH uses low compression/NORMAL uses high compression

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Record mode

Movie Record Modes Record mode

Resolution

SHQ HQ SQ

640 × 480 (15 frames/sec.) 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.)

Note

Seconds of remaining recording time (sec.) 16MB With sound Without sound 17 sec. 17 sec. 46 sec. 48 sec. 186 sec. 211 sec.

• The number of storable still pictures and remaining recording time listed in the table are approximate. • The number of storable still pictures may change according to the subject or factors like whether print reservations have been made or not. In certain instances, the number of remaining pictures does not change even when you take pictures or stored images are erased. • If movies are shot with VIDEO OUT set to PAL and the AV cable connected, the movie recording time will differ from the time listed in the Movie Record Modes table.

Selecting a record mode

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Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE K, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• If K is displayed on the top menu as a shortcut menu, press the arrow pad in the same direction as the arrow shown next to K. g“SHORT CUT” (P.140)

Arrow pad OK button

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Mode dial In the top menu, press b to select K, and choose SHQ 2288 × 1712, HQ 2288 × 1712, SQ1 1280 × 960 or SQ2 640 × 480. gGo to Step 4.

Mode dial In the top menu, press b to select K, then press ac to select SHQ, HQ or SQ. gGo to Step 4.

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Press ac to select the desired record mode from TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1 and SQ2, then press d.

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Press ac to select the resolution. If you selected SQ1 or SQ2, press d after selecting the resolution, then select HIGH or NORMAL by pressing ac.

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4

Press e.

• Press e again to exit the menu.

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DIGItAL ZOOM MODE MENU WB

SHQ 2288*1712 2288*1520 ENLARGE SIZE3200*2400 CANCEL

SELECt

GO

ISO sensitivity The higher the ISO value, the greater the camera’s light sensitivity and the better its ability to shoot in low light conditions. However, higher values also introduce electrical noise into the resulting image, which may give them a grainy appearance. AUTO 64/100/200/400

Sensitivity is automatically adjusted according to the light conditions and the subject brightness. With a lower ISO setting, you can shoot clear, sharp images in daylight. With a higher ISO setting, you can use faster shutter speeds with the same amount of light.

Mode dial

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In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA ISO, then choose the most suitable ISO sensitivity and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

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• AUTO is not available in p mode. • Press e again to exit the menu.

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OK button

Note

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AUtO 64

DRIVE

100

ISO

200

A/S/M

400

• Higher ISO settings produce more electrical noise. • When ISO is set to AUTO and you are shooting in dark conditions without a flash, the sensitivity automatically increases, otherwise the shutter speed will be reduced, possibly resulting in camera movement and blurred images. • If the subject is too far away for the flash illumination to reach when ISO is set to AUTO, the sensitivity is automatically increased.

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Arrow pad

Exposure compensation This function allows you to make fine changes to the present exposure setting using the arrow pad. In some situations, you may get better results when the exposure that the camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually. You can adjust the exposure in the range of ±2.0 in 1/3 EV steps. When the setting is changed, you can check the result on the monitor or viewfinder.

Mode dial

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Press bd to select a setting. • Adjust toward +:

• Adjust toward –:

Press d to adjust up to +2.0 in 1/3 EV steps. Press b to adjust up to -2.0 in 1/3 EV steps. bd

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TIPS • Often bright subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjusting toward + makes these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust toward - when shooting dark subjects.

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• You can set the aperture by pressing bd in M mode. g“Manual shooting” (P.68) • If the flash is used, the image brightness (exposure) may differ from the intended brightness. • Exposure compensation cannot correct the image if the surroundings of the subject are extremely bright or dark.

White balance Color reproduction differs depending on the light conditions. For instance, when daylight, the setting sun or tungsten lighting are reflected on white paper, the shade of white produced will be slightly different for each. By setting the WB (white balance), you can achieve more natural-looking colors.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE WB, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

Mode dial

2

Press ac to select AUTO, PRESET or V according to the shooting conditions.

OK button

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In the top menu, press c to select WB.

WB

AUtO PRESEt

SHARPNESS CONtRASt

During still picture shooting

AUTO PRESET V

Press e. Press e again to exit the menu. Press d to display the next selection screen. g“Preset white balance” (P.104) Press d to display the next selection screen. g“One-touch white balance” (P.104)

Auto white balance Automatically adjusts the white balance for any light source.

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White balance

Preset white balance Select a preset white balance setting according to the type of light. Press ac to select one of the following settings, then press e. Press e again to exit the menu. PRESEt WB

5: 3: 1: w:

For shooting on a sunny day. For shooting on a cloudy day. For shooting under a tungsten light. For shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is SELECt CANCEL used mainly in homes. For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is generally used in desk lamps, etc. For shooting under a cool white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is generally used in offices, etc.

x: y:

GO

TIPS • You can also preview different color tones by trying the different PRESET WB settings under the actual light source and checking the result on the monitor.

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One-touch white balance This function is useful when you need a more precise white balance than PRESET WB can provide. To set the optimum white balance for the shooting conditions, point the camera at a white object under the light source you want to use and adjust the white balance.

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Display V screen and point the camera at a sheet of white paper. • Position the paper so that it fills the screen, making sure there are no shadows. CANCEL

104

GO

White balance

2

Press e. • The white balance is set and the screen returns to the mode menu. • To cancel one-touch white balance, press b.

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Press e repeatedly untill the menu disappears.

Note

• When setting the white balance by pointing the camera at a sheet of white paper, the correct setting may not be obtained if the light reflected by the paper is too bright or too dark. • White balance may not be effective under some special light sources. • After setting a white balance other than AUTO, play back the picture and check the colors on the monitor. • When the flash is fired with a white balance setting other than AUTO, colors may appear different in the resulting picture from the colors you see on the monitor.

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One-touch white balance

White balance

White balance adjustment This function lets you make fine changes to the current white balance setting.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE >, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• The white balance adjustment indicator appears on the screen. Arrow pad OK button

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The color becomes bluer each time you press a, and redder each time you press c, depending on the original white balance conditions. Press e to save your adjustment.

ADJUSt

GO

• The white balance can be adjusted in 7 increments in both red and blue directions. • After saving the adjustment, press e again to exit the menu.

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SHARPNESS This function adjusts the sharpness of the image.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE SHARPNESS, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

2

Press ac to adjust the sharpness between +5 and -5.

• To increase the sharpness (+) : WB Press a. The image contours are emphasized, SHARPNESS making the image appear CONtRASt sharper and more vivid. Use this setting when you want to print pictures. • To reduce the sharpness (-) : Press c. The image contours are softened. Use this setting when you want to edit images on a PC. • When you have finished setting the sharpness, press e. Press e again to exit the menu.

Note

• If you adjust the sharpness too far toward +, noise may become conspicuous in the picture.

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OK button

CONTRAST This function adjusts the contrast of images. For example, you can make images with marked differences in light and shadow softer, and those with less differences more vivid.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE CONTRAST, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

2

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Press ac to adjust the contrast between +5 and -5.

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OK button

• To increase the contrast (+) : WB Press a. The light and dark areas are defined SHARPNESS more clearly, making the CONtRASt image look crisper. • To reduce the contrast (-) : Press c. The light and dark areas become less defined, giving the image a softer impression. Use this setting when you want to edit images on a PC. • When you have finished setting the contrast, press e. Press e again to exit the menu.

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SATURATION This function adjusts the color depth.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PICTURE SATURATION, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

2

Press ac to adjust the saturation between +5 and -5.

SAtURAtION

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• When you have finished setting the saturation, press e. Press e again to exit the menu.

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• To increase the saturation (+) : Press a. Colors become darker and more intense. • To reduce the saturation (-) : Press c. Colors become lighter.

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OK button

NOISE REDUCTION This function reduces the noise that is generated during long exposures. When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. When noise reduction is set to ON, the camera automatically reduces noise to produce clearer images. However, shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual. Noise reduction can only be used when the shutter speed is set slower than 1/2 sec.

Noise Reduction: OFF

Noise Reduction: ON

Mode dial

1

6

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA NOISE REDUCTION ON or OFF, and press e.

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g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

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• Noise reduction is always fixed to ON in the m mode. • When noise reduction is set to ON, the camera implements noisereducing processes after each shot to produce clearer images. However, shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual. During this time, the next shot cannot be taken. • When noise reduction is set to ON, sequential shooting (j, i, k, 7) and 2 IN 1 are not possible. • This function may not work effectively with some shooting conditions or subjects. • As the shutter speed is relatively slow, the use of a tripod is recommended.

Histogram display During shooting and playback of still pictures, you can display a histogram showing the brightness and contrast of your subject in the viewfinder or monitor. Checking the histogram enables precise exposure control when taking pictures. During playback, you can display a histogram showing the brightness and contrast of recorded pictures. The histogram display can be set separately for shooting mode and playback mode. Ex: When a histogram is displayed in P mode

The part indicated in green in the histogram shows the luminance distribution within the AF target mark.

HQ

When the image is bright

HQ

If the peak fills too much of the right frame, the image will appear mostly white.

If the peak fills too much of the left frame, the image will appear mostly black.

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When the image is dark

Histogram display

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA u ON or OFF, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU PLAY u ON or OFF, and press e.

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g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • When ON is selected, the histogram is displayed. • Press e again to exit the menu.

Note

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• The histogram is not displayed in the following situations even if histogram display is set to ON. During M mode, panorama shooting, 2 IN 1 shooting, multimetering and self-portrait • The histogram displayed during shooting may differ from the histogram displayed during playback. • A histogram may not appear when you play back pictures shot on another camera. • A histogram is not displayed in n mode.

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1

Set the mode dial to q and press the power switch.

Power switch Mode dial

g“Power on/off” (P.24) • The monitor turns on and displays the last picture taken. (Single-frame playback)

Arrow pad

2

Use the arrow pad to play back other pictures. Jumps to the picture 10 frames back.

Displays the next picture.

Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead.

Note

• If the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the camera enters the sleep mode and the monitor turns off.

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Displays the previous picture.

Viewing still pictures

QUICK VIEW This function lets you play back pictures while the camera is in the shooting mode. This is useful when you want to check shooting results and resume shooting quickly. Functions available in normal playback mode are also available in QUICK VIEW.

Mode dial

1

Press the QUICK VIEW button in the shooting mode.

Shutter button

• The camera immediately enters the playback mode and displays the last picture taken. (Single-frame playback)

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Press the QUICK VIEW button again to return to the shooting mode. • You can also return to the shooting mode when the shutter button is gently pressed.

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Close-up playback Pictures displayed on the monitor can be enlarged 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 or 4 times.

Mode dial

1

Select the still picture you want to enlarge.

Zoom lever

g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113) • You cannot enlarge pictures with n.

2

Pull the zoom lever toward T (U). • Each time you pull the zoom lever, the picture is enlarged gradually. • By using the arrow pad while the enlarged picture is displayed, you can shift the picture in the desired direction, enabling you to view a different portion. • To return the picture to the original size (1×), push the zoom lever toward W.

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Index display This function lets you show several pictures at the same time on the monitor. The number of pictures shown can be 4, 9 or 16. g“Selecting the number of pictures” (P.117)

Mode dial

1

In the single-frame playback mode, push the zoom lever toward W (G). g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113) • Use the arrow pad to select the picture. b : Moves to the previous frame. d : Moves to the next frame. a : Jumps to the previous index display (the frames before the top left frame). c : Jumps to the next index display (the frames following the bottom right frame). • To return to the single-frame playback, pull the zoom lever toward T.

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Zoom lever

Index display

Selecting the number of pictures This function lets you select the number of pictures in an index display from 4, 9 and 16.

Mode dial In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP G 4, 9 or 16, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

SEtUP CARD EDIt PLAY

1

VIDEO OUt 4 9

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16

Slideshow This function displays still pictures stored in the card one after another. Only the first frame of movies is played back.

Mode dial

1

Select a still picture, then press e to display the top menu. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

a button e button

2

Press a to start the slideshow.

INFO

MODE MENU

SWItCH FRAME

7 3

Press e to stop the slideshow.

Playback

• The slideshow will not stop until you cancel it by pressing e.

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• You are recommended to use the optional AC adapter when running a slideshow for a long period of time. If batteries are used, the camera will enter the sleep mode after about 30 minutes and stop the slideshow automatically.

Viewing movies Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to display the picture with n you want to play back. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press e. • The top menu is displayed.

3

Press a to select MOVIE PLAY.

7

MOVIE PLAY INFO

MODE MENU

4

Press ac to select MOVIE PLAYBACK, then press e.

MOVIE PLAY

MOVIE PLAYBACK • The movie is played back. When playback ends, the display automatically returns to INDEX the beginning of the movie. EDIt • Fast forward/fast rewind functions are GO CANCEL SELECt available during playback. d : Fast forward.Each press switches the speed between ×1, ×2 and ×20. b : Fast rewind.Each press switches the speed between ×1, ×2 and ×20.

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Playback

SWItCH FRAME

Viewing movies

• Press e again after playback ends to MOVIE%PLAYBACK display the menu. PLAYBACK Plays back the entire PLAYBACK movie again. FRAME%BY%FRAME FRAME BY FRAME EXIt Plays back the movie manually one frame at a SELECt GO time. EXIT Leaves the movie playback mode. Press ac to select PLAYBACK, FRAME BY FRAME or EXIT, then press e.

When FRAME BY FRAME is selected a c d b e

: Displays the first frame of the movie. : Displays the last frame of the movie. : Displays the next frame. The movie can be played continuously by holding the button down. : Displays the previous frame. The movie can be played continuously in reverse by holding the button down. : Displays the MOVIE PLAYBACK menu. TIPS • Movies can also be played back in the shooting mode using QUICK VIEW. g“QUICK VIEW” (P.114)

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• This camera cannot play back sound. • The card access lamp blinks while the camera is reading the movie from the card. Reading of movies may take considerable time. Do not open the battery compartment/card cover while the card access lamp is blinking, as this may cause not only the data on the card to be damaged, but may also render the card unusable.

Editing movies This function lets you create indexes as well as edit movies. However, you cannot edit movies of the following lengths: Movies without sound: Longer than approximately 20 seconds in SHQ mode, 70 seconds in HQ mode, or 300 seconds in SQ mode Movies with sound: Longer than approximately 20 seconds in SHQ mode, 70 seconds in HQ mode, or 300 seconds in SQ mode INDEX EDIT

9 frames extracted from a movie are displayed as an index to show the movie at a glance. Indexes can be stored on the card as a still picture. This function lets you erase parts of the movie that you do not want.

Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to select a picture with n. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

Arrow pad OK button

2

MOVIE PLAY

g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Select INDEX gP.121 • Select EDIT gP.123

INFO

MODE MENU

SWItCH FRAME

INDEX - Creating an index

3

Press ac to select INDEX, then press e.

MOVIE PLAY MOVIE PLAYBACK

• When there is insufficient card memory, a warning screen appears and the display returns to the setting screen.

INDEX EDIt CANCEL

SELECt

GO

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In the top menu, select MOVIE PLAY, then choose each item.

Editing movies

4

Use the arrow pad to select the first frame of the index and press e.

00:00 00:36

a : Jumps to the first frame of the movie. c : Jumps to the last frame of the movie. d : Displays the next frame. The movie can be played continuously by GO holding the button down. b : Displays the previous frame. The movie can be played continuously in reverse by holding the button down.

7

5

As in Step 4, use the arrow pad to select the last frame of the index and press e.

6

Press ac to select OK, then press e.

GO

00:36 00:36

INDEX

Playback

OK • The 9 frames extracted from the movie appear as an index display, then the RESEt camera returns to the playback mode. The CANCEL index is stored as a new picture. GO SELECt • If you want to select different frames, select RESET and press e and repeat the procedure from Step 4. • To quit the editing function, select CANCEL and press e.

TIPS • The index is stored as a still picture in a different record mode from the original movie. Record mode when the movie was shot SHQ

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Record mode when stored as an index SQ2 (1024 × 768 pixels: HIGH)

HQ

SQ2 (1024 × 768 pixels: HIGH)

SQ

SQ2 (640 × 480 pixels: HIGH)

Editing movies

Note

• The interval between the frames that are automatically picked out varies depending on the length of the movie. • An index consists of 9 frames. • You cannot create an index if there is insufficient memory space on the card.

EDIT - Editing a movie

3

Press ac to select EDIT, then press e.

MOVIE PLAY MOVIE PLAYBACK INDEX EDIt

4

CANCEL

Use the arrow pad to select the first frame of the part you want to keep and press e.

SELECt

GO

00:00 00:36

5

As in Step 4, use the arrow pad to select the last frame of the part you want to keep and press e.

GO

00:36 00:36

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a : Jumps to the first frame of the movie. c : Jumps to the last frame of the movie. d : Displays the next frame. The movie GO can be played continuously by holding the button down. b : Displays the previous frame. The movie can be played continuously in reverse by holding the button down.

Editing movies

6

Press ac to select OK, then press e. • If you want to select different frames, select RESET and press e and repeat the procedure from Step 4. • To quit the editing function, select CANCEL and press e.

7

EDIt OK RESEt CANCEL

Press ac to select NEW FILE or OVERWRITE, then press e. Stores the edited movie as a new movie. OVERWRITE Stores the edited movie with the same name as the original. The original movie is not stored.

GO

SELECt EDIt

NEW FILE

NEW FILE

OVERWRItE CANCEL

SELECt

GO

• The edited movie is stored and the screen returns to the playback mode.

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• You cannot edit movies with sound which were taken with another digital camera. • You cannot select NEW FILE if there is insufficient memory space on the card. • You cannot create an index or edit a movie when the movie is played back setting SWITCH FRAME to 0.

Playback on a TV Use the AV cable provided with the camera to play back recorded images on your TV. You can play back both still pictures and movies on your TV. Sounds stored with an image are also played.

Mode dial

1

Make sure that the TV and camera are turned off. Connect the A/V OUT jack on the camera to the Video input terminal on the TV using the AV cable. Connect to the TV’s video input (yellow) and audio input (white) terminals.

Connector cover

AV cable

A/V OUT jack (MONO)

2

Turn the TV on and set it to the video input mode. • For details of switching to video input, refer to your TV’s instruction manual.

3

7

Set the mode dial to q and turn the camera on.

TIPS • You are recommended to use the optional AC adapter when using the camera with a TV.

Note

• Make sure that the camera’s video output signal type is the same as the TV’s video signal type. g“VIDEO OUT – Video output selection” (P.157) • The camera’s monitor or viewfinder turns off automatically when the AV cable is connected to the camera. • Be sure to use the AV cable provided to connect the camera to the TV. • The picture may appear off-center on the TV screen.

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Playback

• The last picture taken is displayed on the TV. Use the arrow pad to select the picture you want to display. • The close-up playback, index display and slideshow functions can also be used on a TV screen.

Playback on a TV

• When pictures are compressed in order to fit the entire picture on the TV screen, a black frame appears around the picture. If the picture is output to a video printer via the TV, the black frame may be printed.

Picture rotation Pictures taken with the camera held vertically are displayed horizontally. This function lets you turn such pictures 90 degrees counterclockwise or clockwise so that they are displayed vertically.

Mode dial

1

In the single-frame playback mode, press y.

y Rotation button

g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113) • Each pressing rotates the image in the following sequence: 90 degrees counterclockwise, 90 degrees clockwise, and back to the original.

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• The following pictures cannot be rotated. Movies, protected pictures, pictures being played with 0, pictures that have been edited on a PC, and pictures taken with another camera. • New picture orientations are saved even when the power is turned off.

Recording sound Sound can be added to a still picture that you have already taken. (This is known as “after-recording”) You can also re-record over the sound that has already been recorded. Total recording time per picture is approximately 4 seconds.

Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to select the still picture you want to add sound to. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

2

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PLAY R. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) Arrow pad OK button

Microphone

Turn the camera microphone toward the sound you want to record and press e to start recording. • The BUSY bar is displayed during recording.

Note

SEt CARD EDIt PLAY

Press d to display START.

StARt

• If the microphone is placed farther than 1 m (3.3 ft.) from the subject, sound may not be recorded properly. • If you re-record the sound, the original sound is erased. • You may not be able to record sound when there is insufficient card memory (the “CARD FULL” message is displayed). • Sound recording may pick up camera noises, such as button operation or shutter movement. • Once sound is added to a picture, it is not possible to erase only the sound. In this case, make a re-recording with silence. • This camera cannot play back sound.

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3 4

Editing still pictures This function lets you edit still pictures and store them as new pictures. The following editing operations are possible. Resizing Q Changes the picture size to 640 × 480 or 320 × 240 and stores the picture as a new file. Trimming P Crops part of a picture and saves it as a new file.

Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to select the still picture you want to edit.

Zoom lever

g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

2

In the top menu, select MODE MENU EDIT, then choose each item. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) Arrow pad

• Select Q gP.128 • Select P gP.129

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OK button

Resizing

Playback

3 4

Select Q, then press d. Press ac to select the picture size, then press e. • The BUSY bar is displayed during resizing. After the image is saved, the camera returns to the playback mode. • To quit the resizing function, select CANCEL, then press e.

Note

128

640*480 320*240 CANCEL EXIt

SELECt

GO

• Resizing is not possible in the following cases. Movies, pictures that have been edited on a PC, or when there is insufficient memory space on the card. • If the size of the selected picture is 640 × 480, you cannot select 640 × 480.

Editing still pictures

Trimming

3 4

Select P, then press d. Press ac to select P, then press e. CANCEL

5

EXIt

• Press acbd to move the trimming frame. • Use the zoom lever to decide the trimming size. The trimming frame changes from horizontal to vertical and vice versa when the maximum or minimum size is reached.

GO

GO

GO

Press e. Press ac to select OK, then press e.

OK • The BUSY bar is displayed during trimming. After the image is saved, the RESEt camera returns to the playback mode. CANCEL • The trimmed picture is stored as a separate GO SELECt picture from the original. • If you want to trim the picture again, select RESET and press e and repeat the procedure from Step 5. • To quit the trimming function, select CANCEL and press e.

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SELECt

Use the arrow pad and zoom lever to decide the trimming position and size.

Editing still pictures

Note

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• Trimming is not possible in the following cases. Movies, when there is insufficient memory space on the card, or when the picture was taken with the record mode set to ENLARGE SIZE • It may not be possible to trim pictures taken with another camera. • If a trimmed picture is printed out, it may appear grainy.

Protecting pictures You are recommended to protect important pictures to avoid accidentally erasing them. You can play back only protected pictures. g“SWITCH FRAME – Playing back only protected pictures” (P.132) Protected pictures cannot be erased by the single-frame/all-frame erase function.

Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to display the picture you want to protect.

0 Protect button

g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press 0.

• To cancel protection, press 0 again.

7

Displayed when a picture is protected.

Note

• Protected pictures cannot be erased by the single-frame/all-frame erase function, but they are all erased by formatting.

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SWITCH FRAME – Playing back only protected pictures You can play back only protected pictures. This can be used to separately manage pictures taken as a travel memo and separate those pictures you want to show to others. ALL 0

All pictures are played back. Only protected pictures are played back.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select SWITCH FRAME 0 , and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• Only protected pictures are played back. • When ALL is selected, all pictures stored in the card are played back. Arrow pad OK button

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• Images selected from 0 and played back are protected and cannot be erased. To erase a picture, press 0 to cancel the protection setting, then select ALL and erase the desired picture. • If 0 is pressed during playback of a picture selected from 0, the protection setting for the displayed picture is canceled and the picture cannot be played back even by selecting 0. • If the card is formatted, all of the pictures on the card will be erased. • Images selected from 0 and played back cannot be rotated. g“Picture rotation” (P.126)

Erasing pictures This function erases recorded pictures. Pictures can be erased either one frame at a time or all the pictures in the card.

Note

• You cannot erase protected pictures. Cancel protection before erasing such pictures. • Pictures played back with 0 cannot be deleted. g“SWITCH FRAME – Playing back only protected pictures” (P.132) • Once erased, pictures cannot be restored. Check each picture before erasing to avoid accidentally erasing pictures you want to keep. g“Protecting pictures” (P.131)

Single-frame erase Mode dial

1

Use the arrow pad to display the picture you want to erase.

S Erase button

g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113)

7

OK button

2

Press S.

ERASE

• The S ERASE screen is displayed.

3

YES

Press ac to select YES, then press e. • The picture is erased and the menu is closed.

NO SELECt

GO

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Playback

Arrow pad

Erasing pictures

All-frame erase This function erases all the pictures on the card.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CARD CARD SETUP and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press ac to select R ALL ERASE, then press e.

CARD%SEtUP ALL%ERASE FORMAt

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CANCEL

Press ac to select YES, then press e. • All the pictures are erased.

SELECt

GO

ALL%ERASE CAUtION ERASING%ALL YES NO SELECt

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8 Useful functions ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings This function lets you choose whether or not to save the current camera settings after the power is turned off. The settings affected by ALL RESET are listed on the next page. The All Reset setting (ON/OFF) applies to all the modes. If ALL RESET is set to OFF in one shooting mode, this setting applies to all the other modes, both shooting and playback. ON

All settings are returned to the factory default settings after the power is turned off. (Factory default settings) Example: If ALL RESET is set to ON and the record mode is changed to SQ1, the record mode returns to the default factory setting (HQ) when the camera is turned on again. The settings made before the power is turned off are saved.

OFF

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP ALL RESET OFF or ON , and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad

Note

• MY MODE settings and the settings in the SETUP tab in the MODE MENU (ALL RESET, W, 8 etc.) are saved even when ALL RESET is set to ON.

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Useful functions

OK button

8

ALL RESET - Saving the camera’s settings

Functions that All Reset ON setting affects Factory default setting

Function

8

Ref. Page

Function

Factory default setting

Ref. Page

F No

F2.8

P.66

FULLTIME AF

OFF

P.71

SHUTTER

1/1000

P.67

AF MODE

iESP

P.70

F

0.0

P.102

FUNCTION

OFF

P.93

FLASH MODE

AUTO

INFO

OFF

w

0.0

P.64

u

OFF

P.111

AF/MF

AF

P.75

R (still pictures) OFF

P.94

Y

OFF

P.84

R (movies)

OFF

P.95

LCD*

ON (lights)

SUPER ZOOM

OFF

P.55

P.57



P.148

Useful functions

OPTICAL ZOOM 38mm

P.54

K

HQ

P.96

ESP/5

ESP

P.77

White balance

AUTO

P.103

&

OFF

P.82

>

None

P.106

DRIVE

o

P.85

SHARPNESS

±0

P.107

BKT

±1.0, 3 pictures

P.86

CONTRAST

±0

ISO

AUTO/64

P.101

SATURATION

±0

P.109

A/S/M

A

P.65

TIFF, SHQ, HQ

2288 × 1712

P.98

#SLOW

#SLOW1

SQ1

1280 × 960 NORMAL

P.98

NOISE REDUCTION

OFF

SQ2

640 × 480 NORMAL

P.98

INFO

OFF

P.148

DIGITAL ZOOM OFF

P.63 P.110 P.56

P.108

* This sets whether the monitor turns on or not when the camera is turned on.

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CUSTOM BUTTON Functions listed in the table below can be assigned to the custom button on the camera. This makes it easy to jump to frequently used functions simply by pressing the custom button without having to select a shortcut menu or MODE MENU from the top menu.

Available functions AE LOCK (factory default setting)

x AE Lock/Custom button

Settings –

Ref. Page P.80



P.73

5

ESP, 5

P.77

&

OFF, &, %

P.82

DRIVE

o, j, i, k, 7

P.85

ISO

AUTO, 64, 100, 200, 400

P.101

A/S/M

A, S, M

P.65

#SLOW

#SLOW1, HSLOW1, #SLOW2

P.63

NOISE REDUCTION

OFF, ON

P.110

DIGITAL ZOOM

OFF, ON

P.56

FULLTIME AF

OFF, ON

P.71

AF MODE

iESP, SPOT

P.70

FUNCTION

OFF, BLACK & WHITE, SEPIA, WHITE BOARD, BLACK BOARD

P.93

INFO

OFF, ON

P.148

u

OFF, ON

P.111

K

TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2

P.96

WB

AUTO,5, 3, 1, w, x, y

P.103

R (still pictures)

OFF, ON

P.94

SUPER ZOOM

OFF, ON

P.55

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AF LOCK

CUSTOM BUTTON

Setting the custom button Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP CUSTOM BUTTON, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press ac to select a function, then press e.

CUStOM BUttON AE LOCK AF LOCK ESP

• Press e again to exit the menu.

SELECt

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GO

CUSTOM BUTTON

Using the custom button Mode dial

1

Press x.

x AE Lock/Custom button

• The monitor turns on and the function currently set to the custom button appears.

Ex: When DRIVE is set on the custom button

HQ 2288 1712

Set by repeatedly pressing the button.

HQ 2288 1712

• You cannot set the custom button separately in each mode. Note

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TIPS When ISO is set to the custom button but you want to use AE lock → The AE lock function cannot be used when a different function is set to the custom button. Reset AE lock to the custom button by following “Setting the custom button” (P.138).

SHORT CUT You can set three shortcut menus (A, B, C) on the top menu in a still picture shooting mode (except h). This is useful when you want to go quickly to frequently used functions. B

ESP

A MODE MENU

C Top menu

Functions that can be set in the shortcut menu

Ref. Page

Default setting A: ESP/5 B: K C: &

Functions that can be set in the shortcut menu

Ref. Page

P.77

PANORAMA

&

P.82

2 IN 1

P.89 P.91

DRIVE

P.85

FUNCTION

P.93

ISO

P.101

AF AREA

P.72

A/S/M

P.65

INFO

P.148 P.111

r1/2/3/4

P.69

u

w

P.64

K

P.96

8

#SLOW

P.63

WB

P.103

NOISE REDUCTION

P.110

>

P.106

Useful functions

ESP/5

DIGITAL ZOOM

P.56

SHARPNESS

P.107

FULLTIME AF

P.71

CONTRAST

P.108

AF MODE

P.70

SATURATION

P.109

o

P.88

R (still pictures)

P.94

SUPER ZOOM

P.55

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SHORT CUT

Setting the shortcut menu You can set the three shortcut menus designated by A, B and C on the diagram shown right. MODE MENU

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP SHORT CUT, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

Press ac to select A, B or C, then press d.

3

Press ac to select a function, then press e.

SHORt CUt ESP A B C SELECt

GO SHORt CUt ESP A B DRIVE C ISO

• The shortcut menu is set. • Press e again to exit the menu. SELECt

GO

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2

SHORT CUT

Using the shortcut menu When you have set a shortcut menu, you can use it to jump to the setting screen for that function.

Mode dial

1

Press e to display the top menu. • The shortcut menu you have set appears on the top menu.

Arrow pad

2

OK button

Press a b or c to select the shortcut menu. • The monitor jumps directly to the setting screen for that function.

AF MODE

MODE MENU

ISO

8

Ex: When > is set in shortcut menu A

Useful functions

Top menu

Press e AF MODE

MODE MENU

ISO

ADJUSt

GO

Pressing a takes you directly to > screen.

• You cannot set the custom button separately in each mode. Note

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MY MODE SETUP You can set shooting-related functions in MY MODE. When the camera is in P, A, S or M mode, you can also save the current settings in MY MODE. When the mode dial is set to r, your customized settings are activated. You can save up to 4 different settings in MY MODE 1 to 4. Only MY MODE 1 has a factory default setting.ì

Functions affected by MY MODE SETUP Functions that can be set in MY MODE

Default setting

Ref. Page

Functions that can be set in MY MODE

Default setting

Ref. Page

P/A/S/M/S-Prg

P

P.43

DIGITAL ZOOM OFF

FNo

F 2.8

P.66

FULLTIME AF

OFF

P.71

SHUTTER

1/1000

P.67

AF MODE

iESP

P.70

P.102 o

F

0.0

LCD *1

ON

ZOOM *2 FLASH MODE Y

P.56

OFF

P.88



PANORAMA

OFF

P.89

38mm



2 IN 1

OFF

P.91

AUTO

P.57

FUNCTION

OFF

P.93

OFF

P.84

INFO

OFF

P.148 P.111

AF

P.75

u

OFF

ESP/5

ESP

P.77

K

HQ

P.96

&

OFF

P.82

WB

AUTO

P.103

DRIVE

o

P.85

>

None

P.106

ISO

AUTO

P.101 SHARPNESS

±0

P.107

w

0.0

P.64

CONTRAST

±0

P.108

±0

P.109

#SLOW

#SLOW1

P.63

SATURATION

NOISE REDUCTION

OFF

P.110

R (still pictures) OFF

P.94

SUPER ZOOM

P.55

OFF

*1 This will set the monitor to ON or OFF when the camera is turned on. *2 In the r mode, available zoom positions are 38mm/50mm/100mm/200mm and 380mm (these numbers are based on the focal length of a 35mm camera).

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AF/MF

MY MODE SETUP

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP MY MODE SETUP, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

Press ac to select the type of setting, then press d. CURRENT Saves the current camera settings. RESET Restores the factory default settings. CUSTOM Saves settings one by one. • The MY MODE SETUP screen appears.

3

SEtUP CARD EDIt PLAY

OK button

2

MY MODE SEtUP

CURRENt

FILE NAME

RESEt

PIXEL MAPPING

CUStOM

Select a MY MODE number. • Press ac to select MY MODE number from 1 to 4, then press e.

8 Useful functions

When selecting CURRENT in Step 2

4

Press ac to select SET, then press e. • The current camera settings are saved in the selected MY MODE.

CANCEL

MY MY MY MY

MODE1 MODE2 MODE3 MODE4

SELECt

GO

MY MODE SEtUP SEt CURRENt SEttING SEt CANCEL SELECt

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MY MODE SETUP

When selecting RESET in Step 2

4

Press ac to select ALL RESET, then press e. • The settings in the selected MY MODE are reset. If no settings are saved, MY MODE settings cannot be selected.

MY MODE SEtUP RESEt CURRENt SEttING ALL RESEt CANCEL SELECt

GO

When selecting CUSTOM in Step 2

4

Press ac to select the item you want to save in MY MODE, then press d.

MY MODE SEtUP P/A/S/M/S-Prg M

• For the available items, see “Functions affected by MY MODE SETUP” (P.143).

SHUttER

FNo

LCD

Press ac to change the setting, then press e. • The setting is saved. • You can also change the other custom settings.

F2.8 1/1000 OFF

MY MODE SEtUP P/A/S/M/S-Prg FNo

F2.8

SHUttER LCD

5

When you have made all the settings you want, press e.

8

Note

• Although the settings you are using can be saved, the zoom position you are currently using may not be saved. The zoom position will be the closest of the 5 zoom settings in MY MODE to the position currently being used.

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• The screen displayed in Step 2 appears. • Press e again to exit the menu.

CARD SETUP – Formatting cards This function lets you format a card. Formatting prepares cards to receive data. Before using non-Olympus cards or cards which have been formatted on a PC, you must format them with this camera. All existing data, including protected pictures, are erased when the card is formatted. Make sure that you save or transfer important data to a PC before formatting a card.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CARD CARD SETUP, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• The I FORMAT screen is displayed.

Arrow pad OK button

Mode dial In the top menu, press d to select CARD SETUP.

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Mode dial

Useful functions

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CARD CARD SETUP, and press d. Press ac to select I FORMAT, then press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

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CARD SETUP – Formatting cards

2

Press a to select YES, then press e. • The BUSY bar is displayed and the card is formatted.

FORMAt CAUtION ERASING%ALL YES NO SELECt

GO

BUSY

Note

• Never do the following during formatting, as they may cause the card to malfunction. Open the battery compartment/card cover. Remove the battery. Connect or disconnect the AC adapter.

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Information display This function lets you display detailed shooting information on the monitor for approx. 3 seconds in the playback mode. For details of the information displayed, see “Viewfinder and monitor indications” (P.12).

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU CAMERA INFO ON or OFF, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Mode dial Pressing b in the top menu displays the full amount of shooting information on the monitor (ON).

Arrow pad OK button

• To turn INFO off, press e to display the top menu and press b again. Ex. Playback mode

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When INFO is OFF

• If the picture has been taken with a different camera, setting INFO to ON in q mode may still not display all the information. • If u is set, the histogram is displayed regardless of whether INFO is set to ON or OFF. • If you are using a print service without DPOF, the specified file numbers are displayed when INFO is set to ON in q mode. g“How to print pictures” (P.158)

Monitor/viewfinder brightness adjustment This function lets you adjust the brightness of the monitor and viewfinder respectively.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP s, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad

2

OK button

Press ac to adjust the brightness while looking in the monitor or viewfinder, and when you have set the desired level, press e.

• Pressing a brightens the monitor or viewfinder, and pressing c darkens it. • Press e again to exit the menu.

ADJUSt

GO

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REC VIEW You can choose whether or not to display the picture you have just taken on the monitor. ON

The picture being recorded to the card is displayed. This is useful for making a brief check of the picture you have just taken. Pressing the shutter button halfway during Rec View lets you resume shooting immediately. The picture being recorded to the card is not displayed. This is useful when you want to prepare for your next shot while the previous picture is being recorded.

OFF

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP REC VIEW OFF or ON, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

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SLEEP - Sleep Timer The camera automatically enters the sleep mode and stops the operation when the preset time has elapsed with no operations performed. The camera activates again as soon as you touch the shutter button or arrow pad.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP SLEEP 30 SEC, 1 MIN, 3 MIN, 5 MIN or 10 MIN, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu. Arrow pad OK button

Note

• The sleep mode is not activated when using the AC adapter. • In q mode, the sleep mode is activated after 3 minutes regardless of the setting and the monitor turns off. • If a slideshow lasts more than 30 minutes, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode and the monitor turns off.

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Beep You can turn off the beep sound for button operations and warnings.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP 8 OFF or ON, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

POWER ON/OFF SETUP – Power on/off display setting You can set your favorite picture to be displayed when the power is turned on and off. It is also possible to register your favorite picture. g“SCREEN SETUP” (P.153)

8

OFF No picture is displayed. 1 Factory default setting 2 Selects a picture already registered. If there is no picture registered, nothing is displayed when the power is turned on or off.

Useful functions

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP PW ON/OFF SETUP OFF, 1 or 2, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu. Arrow pad OK button

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SCREEN SETUP You can register your favorite picture to be displayed when the power is turned on and off. The desired picture can be registered from the card. Make the POWER ON/OFF SETUP to display the registered picture. g“POWER ON/OFF SETUP – Power on/off display setting” (P.152)

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP SCREEN SETUP, and press d.

g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • If a picture is already registered, the IMAGE EXISTING screen is displayed asking if you want to cancel the currently registered picture and register a new one. To register a new picture, select RESET and press e. If you select KEEP, the screen returns to the menu.

Arrow pad OK button SCREEN SEtUP IMAGE EXIStING RESEt KEEP CANCEL

SELECt

GO

Select the picture you want to register using the arrow pad and press e.

3

Press ac to select OK, then press e. • The picture is registered and the screen returns to the menu. • Press e again to exit the menu.

SCREEN SEtUP SEt AS PW ON/OFF SCREEN OK CANCEL CANCEL

Note

SELECt

GO

• You cannot register pictures and movie frames that cannot be played back on this camera.

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FILE NAME The camera automatically creates file names and folder names for images to be stored in. Files can be numbered from 0001 to 9999 and folders can be numbered from 100 to 999. Examples are shown below. Folder name

File name

\DCIM\***OLYMP\Pmdd****.jpg Folder No. Month (1 – C) File No. (100 – 999) (0001 – 9999) Day (01 – 31) • Month: Jan. – Sep. = 1 – 9, Oct. = A, Nov. = B, Dec. = C There are two settings from which you can choose: RESET or AUTO. Choose the one that is best for you when transferring images to a PC.

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File name settings RESET The file number and folder number are reset every time a new card is inserted in the camera. The folder number returns to No. 100 and the file number returns to No. 0001. This method is useful when grouping files on separate cards. AUTO Even if a new card is inserted, the folder number and file number are retained from the previous card, so the same file number is not used on different cards. This helps you to manage multiple cards. This method is useful when you want to manage all your files with sequential numbers.

Useful functions

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP FILE NAME RESET or AUTO, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

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PIXEL MAPPING

Note

• When the File No. reaches 9999, the file number returns to 0001 and the folder number changes. • When both the Folder and File No. reach their respective maximum number (999/9999), the number of storable pictures becomes 0 even if the card is not full. No more pictures can be taken. Replace the card with a new one.

PIXEL MAPPING The Pixel Mapping feature allows the camera to check and adjust the CCD and image processing functions. It is not necessary to operate this function frequently. Approximately once a year is recommended. Wait at least one minute after taking or viewing pictures to allow for proper performance of the Pixel Mapping function.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP PIXEL MAPPING, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • START appears.

Arrow pad

Press e.

OK button

• The BUSY bar is displayed during Pixel Mapping. When Pixel Mapping is finished, the screen returns to the mode menu. BUSY

Note

• If you accidentally turn the camera off during Pixel Mapping, start again from Step 1.

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2

8

Measurement units The measurement unit can be selected from either meters or feet in the manual focus mode. m ft

At long ranges, the camera measures in meters, and at shorts ranges in centimeters. At long ranges, the camera measures in feet, and at short ranges in inches.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP m/ft m or ft, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

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VIDEO OUT – Video output selection You can select NTSC or PAL according to your TV’s video signal type. When playing back pictures while connected to a TV in a foreign country, be sure to set the VIDEO OUT setting accordingly. Select the video signal type before connecting the AV cable. If you select the wrong video signal type, you will not be able to play back the recorded pictures properly on the TV.

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU SETUP VIDEO OUT NTSC or PAL, and press e. g“How to use the menus” (P.33) • Press e again to exit the menu.

Arrow pad OK button

TIPS TV video signal types & main regions Check the video signal type before connecting the camera. NTSC Japan, Taiwan, Korea, North America PAL European countries, China

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9 Print setting (DPOF) How to print pictures Print reservation allows you to save printing data (the number of prints and the date/time information) with the pictures stored on the card. With print reservation, you can print out pictures easily either at home using a personal DPOF-compatible printer or at a print shop that supports DPOF. DPOF is a standard format used to record automatic print information from digital cameras. You can print out pictures automatically, at home or in a print shop, by storing such data as which pictures you wish to print and the number of prints on a card. Pictures taken with print reservation can be printed using the following procedures. Printing using a DPOF-compatible print shop. You can print the pictures using the print reservation data. Printing using a DPOF-compatible printer. Printing is possible directly from a card containing print reservation data without using a PC. For more details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. A PC card adapter may also be necessary.

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How to print pictures

TIPS Picture size and printing The resolution of a computer/printer is generally based on the number of dots (pixels) per square inch. This is called dpi (dots per inch). The higher the dpi value, the better the printed results. Keep in mind, however, that the dpi of the picture does not change. This means that when you print an image with a higher resolution, the size of the printed picture will be smaller. Although you can print magnified images, picture quality will decrease. If you want to print large, high-quality pictures, set the record mode as high as possible when taking the pictures. g“Record mode” (P.96)

Note

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• DPOF reservations set by another device cannot be changed by this camera. Make changes using the original device. • If a card contains DPOF reservations set by another device, entering reservations using this camera may overwrite the previous reservations. • If there is not enough space in the card memory, you may not be able to enter the reservation data. CARD FULL will be displayed. • You can make DPOF print reservations for up to 999 images per card. • Even if an image appears with the message “PICTURE ERROR”, it may be possible to make print reservations. In this case, the print reservation icon (<) does not appear when the image is displayed for full view. < appears when multiple images are displayed (index display), allowing you to confirm the print reservation. • Not all functions may be available on all printers, at all print shops, or at all photo labs. • Some TIFF images cannot be printed. • Print reservation may take considerable time when saving printing data to a card.

All-frame reservation Use this feature to print all the pictures stored on the card. Select the desired number of prints and whether you want the date and time included.

Mode dial

1

Play back a still picture. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113) • You cannot make the print reservation for pictures with n.

Arrow pad OK button

2

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PLAY <, and press d.

PRINt%ORDER

g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• If print reservation data is already stored on the card, the < PRINT ORDER SETTING screen appears, giving you the choice of resetting the data or keeping it.

9

3 4

EXIt

SELECt

GO

Press ac to select U, then press e. Press ac to select <× (number of prints) or X (date/ time), then press d.

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All-frame reservation

5

Perform each setting as illustrated. Select <×.

*

SELECt

SEt

GO

Select X.

*

*0

SELECt

GO

* NO DAtE tIME SELECt

GO

Set the number of prints Press ac to set the number of prints, then press e. a : Increases the number. c : Decreases the number.

Set the date/time printing data Press ac to select NO, DATE or TIME, then press e. NO The pictures are printed without the date and time. DATE All the pictures are printed with the shooting date. TIME All the pictures are printed with the shooting time. • After completing all the print reservations, press e to return to the menu screen.

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Single-frame reservation Use this feature to print only selected pictures. Display the picture to be printed and select the desired number of prints.

Mode dial

1

Play back a still picture. g“Viewing still pictures” (P.113) • You cannot make the print reservation for pictures with n.

Arrow pad OK button

2

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PLAY <, and press d.

PRINt%ORDER

g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

• If data is already stored on the card, the < PRINT ORDER SETTING screen appears, giving you the choice of resetting the data or keeping it.

9

3 4

EXIt

SELECt

GO

Press ac to select <, then press e. Select the frame you want to print using the arrow pad and press e.

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GO

Single-frame reservation

5

Select the appropriate item using the arrow pad.

SINGLE PRINt

MORE

Sets the number of prints, MORE END date/time and trim size. CANCEL The print reservation data is set and the screen proceeds Single-frame reservation menu to Step 6. SINGLE PRINT Sets single-frame print. The date/time and trimming settings are not available. → Go to Step 9. CANCEL Cancels the print reservation for the displayed picture. g“Resetting print reservation data” (P.167) END Completes the print reservation. → Go to Step 11.

6

Press ac to select <× (number of prints), X (date/time) or P (trimming), then press d.

0

*

DAtE NO

7

Perform each setting.

SEt

SELECt

GO

Set the number of prints Press ac to set the desired number of prints, then press e. a : Increases the number. c : Decreases the number.

*0

9 GO

Press ac to select NO, DATE or TIME, then press e. NO The pictures are printed without the date and time. DATE All the selected pictures are printed with the shooting date. TIME All the selected pictures are printed with the shooting time.

* NO DAtE tIME SELECt

GO

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Print setting (DPOF)

SELECt

Set the date/time printing data

Single-frame reservation

Trim the picture g“Trimming” (P.165)

8

After setting the number of prints and date/time printing data and trimming the picture, press e to complete the print reservations and return to the screen in Step 4.

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• The < icon appears on the displayed GO SELECt picture. • Repeat Steps 4 to 8 to make print reservations for other images.

9

Press e to display the singleframe reservation menu.

10 Press b to select END.

• The < PRINT ORDER screen appears.

SINGLE PRINt MORE

END CANCEL

11 Press b again to display the < PRINT ORDER SETTING screen, then press b once more to complete the print reservations.

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Trimming This function enables you to crop part of a recorded picture and print out the enlarged section only.

Mode dial

1

Press ac on the single-frame reservation screen to select P (trimming) and press d. g“Single-frame reservation” (P.162)

• If trimming has already been set, the P screen appears. Press ac to select RESET, then press e.

OK RESEt CANCEL

2

SELECt

Use the arrow pad and zoom lever to decide the trimming position and size. • Press acbd to move the trimming frame. • Use the zoom lever to decide the trimming size. The trimming frame changes from horizontal to vertical and vice versa when the maximum or minimum size is reached.

GO

Zoom lever

Arrow pad OK button

3

Press e.

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GO

9

Trimming

4

Press ac to select OK, then press e.

OK Saves the current trimming size RESEt and returns to the single-frame reservation screen. CANCEL RESET Sets a new trimming size. SELECt GO → Go to Step 2. CANCEL Cancels the current trimming setting and returns to the single-frame reservation screen.

OK

5

Press e to complete the print reservations and return to the picture selection screen. Press e again.

6

Press b to select END.

• The < PRINT ORDER screen appears. • Press b repeatedly until the playback screen appears.

SINGLE PRINt MORE

END CANCEL

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• The size of the printed picture varies depending on the printer settings. If the trimmed picture size is small, printing magnification increases accordingly, resulting in a printed picture with lower resolution. • For best results with trimmed pictures, you are recommended to use the TIFF, SHQ or HQ mode. • The original picture is not trimmed. If your printer does not have the trimming function, the picture will be printed untrimmed. • Do not rotate pictures that have been trimmed, otherwise the cropped area will change. • If images recorded in 3:2 are trimmed, the ratio is fixed at 4:3.

Resetting print reservation data This function allows you to reset the print reservation data for pictures stored on the card. You can reset all the print reservation data or just for selected pictures.

To reset the print reservation data for all the pictures

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU PLAY <, and press d. g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press ac to select RESET, then press e.

PRINt%ORDER%SEttING PRINt%ORDERED

• If there is no print reservation data stored on the card, the < PRINT ORDER SETTING screen does not appear.

RESEt KEEP EXIt

3

SELECt

GO

Press b to return to the mode menu.

9

• Press e again to exit the menu.

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Resetting print reservation data

To reset the print reservation data for a selected picture

Mode dial

1

In the top menu, select MODE MENU press d.

PLAY

<, and

g“How to use the menus” (P.33)

2

Press ac to select KEEP, then press e.

PRINt%ORDER%SEttING PRINt%ORDERED

• If there is no print reservation data stored on the card, the < PRINT ORDER SETTING screen does not appear.

RESEt KEEP EXIt

3 4

Press ac to select <, then press e. Select the frame for which you want to reset the print reservation using the arrow pad and press e. • The single-frame reservation menu is displayed.

5

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SELECt

Press c to select CANCEL. • The print reservation data is canceled and the screen returns to Step 4.

Print setting (DPOF)

If you are finished resetting print reservation data, press e. • The single-frame reservation menu is displayed.

7

GO

SELECt

Press b.

SINGLE PRINt MORE

END CANCEL

• Press b repeatedly until the menu screen appears. Press e again to exit the menu.

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10 Direct printing (PictBridge) Using the direct printing function By connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer with the USB cable, you can print out recorded pictures directly. With the camera connected to the printer, select the pictures you want to print and the number of prints on the camera’s monitor. It is also possible to print out pictures using the print reservation data. g“Print setting (DPOF)” (P.158) To find out if your printer is compatible with PictBridge, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. What is PictBridge? … It is the standard for connecting digital cameras and printers of different makers and printing out pictures directly. < STANDARD … All printers that support PictBridge have standard print settings. Selecting < STANDARD on the settings screens (g P.174 to 180), images are printed according to this settings. See the instruction manual for your printer for its standard settings or inquire with the printer manufacturers.

Note

• You are recommended to use the optional AC adapter when printing pictures. If you use the battery, make sure that it is fully charged. If the camera stops operating while communicating with the printer, the printer may malfunction or image data may be lost. • Images recorded in movie mode cannot be printed. • The camera will not enter sleep mode when connected to the USB cable.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

TIPS • For details of printing paper types, ink cassettes, etc., refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

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Connecting the camera to a printer Use the USB cable provided to connect the camera to a PictBridgecompatible printer.

1

Turn the printer on and plug the printer end of the USB cable into the printer’s USB port. • For details of how to turn the printer on and the position of the USB port, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

2

Direct printing (PictBridge)

10

3

Set the camera’s mode dial to q and plug the USB cable into the camera’s USB connector.

Connector cover

USB connector

Press the power switch to turn the camera on. • The monitor turns on and the selection screen for the USB connection is displayed.

4

Press ac to select PRINT, then press e. • ONE MOMENT is displayed and the camera and printer are connected. The PRINT MODE SELECT screen is displayed on the monitor. Make the print settings on the camera’s monitor. g Go to “Printing pictures” (P.171).

Note

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Power switch

SELECt

GO

• When the USB mode is set to PC, the PRINT MODE SELECT screen is not displayed. Remove the USB cable, and repeat the procedure from Step 1.

Printing pictures When the camera is connected to a PictBridgecompatible printer, the PRINT MODE SELECT screen is displayed on the monitor. Use this screen to select the print mode. You can choose from the following print modes.

PRINT ALL PRINT MULTI PRINT ALL INDEX PRINT ORDER

GO EXIt SELECt PRINT MODE SELECT screen

Print modes and each setting • Available printing modes, paper sizes etc., vary depending on the printer you use. Please consult with the services of your printer's manufacture or to the printer manual.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

Prints the selected picture. g“PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode” (P.174) Prints all the pictures stored on the card. g“ALL PRINT mode” (P.178) Prints one picture in multiple layout format. g“PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode” (P.174) Prints an index of all the pictures stored on the card. g“ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode” (P.180) Prints the pictures according to the print reservation data on the card. If no print reservations (P.158) have been made, this option is not available. g“ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode” (P.180)

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Printing pictures

Easy printing The method described below is the easiest way to print out pictures. The selected picture is printed without the date, time or file name.

1

In the PRINT MODE SELECT screen (P.171), press ac to select PRINT, then press e. • The PRINT PAPER screen is displayed.

Arrow pad OK button

2 Direct printing (PictBridge)

10

Press ac to select the paper size, then press d. • When the PRINT PAPER screen is not displayed, SIZE, BORDERLESS and PICS/SHEET are set to < STANDARD. → Go to Step 4.

3

PRINt PAPER SIZE StANDARD

CANCEL

SELECt

Use ac to select framed or unframed, then press e.

SIZE

OFF (

StANDARD

ON (

172

) )

The image is printed inside a blank frame. The image is printed filling the entire page.

BORDERLESS StANDARD

GO

PRINt PAPER

SELECt

BORDERLESS StANDARD

GO

Printing pictures

4

Use bd or the control dial to select the image you want to print and press e. • The PRINT screen is displayed. SELECt SINGLE PRINt

5

Press ac to select OK, then press e. • Printing starts. • To cancel printing, select CANCEL and press e. The PRINT MODE SELECT screen is displayed. • When printing is finished, the screen returns to Step 4. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 and print all the pictures you want to print.

PRINt MORE

PRINt OK CANCEL CANCEL

SELECt

GO

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PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode

1

In the PRINT MODE SELECT screen, press ac to select PRINT or MULTI PRINT, then press e.

Zoom lever

• The PRINT PAPER screen is displayed.

Arrow pad OK button

2

Press ac to select the paper size, then press d.

PRINt PAPER SIZE

Direct printing (PictBridge)

• PRINT mode: Go to Step 3. StANDARD • MULTI PRINT mode: Go to Step 4. • When the PRINT PAPER screen is not displayed, SIZE, BORDERLESS and PICS/ CANCEL SELECt SHEET are set to < STANDARD. Go to step 5.

3

Use ac to select framed or unframed, then press e. Go to step 5.

ON (

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174

) The image is printed inside a blank frame. ) The image is printed filling the entire page.

StANDARD

GO

PRINt PAPER SIZE StANDARD

OFF (

BORDERLESS

SELECt

BORDERLESS StANDARD

GO

Printing pictures

4

Press ac to select PICS/SHEET, then press e. • PICS/SHEET depends on the paper size set in Step 2 and the capabilities of your printer.

5

StANDARD

SELECt

PICS/SHEEt 16

GO

Press bd to select the picture you want to print. • Turn the zoom lever toward W to display the pictures in index format. You can also select the pictures you want to print from the index.

6

PRINt PAPER SIZE

SELECt SINGLE PRINt

PRINt MORE

Select the print reservation method.

Set a SINGLE PRINT reservation Press a.

Print resevation mark is displayed.

• Press a when the picture with < is displayed to cancel the reservation.

SELECt CANCEL

PRINt MORE

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SINGLE PRINT Makes a single-frame print reservation for the selected picture according to standard settings. MORE Sets the number of prints of the selected picture in the print reservation data. You can also add the date or file name, and trim the picture.

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Printing pictures

Set MORE print reservations Press c. • Print information setting screen is displayed.

Press ac to select the item you want to set, then press d.

• Press ac to select the item, then press e.

X

FILE NAME SELECt

<× DATE (

)

FILE NAME ( P

SEt

1 WItHOUt WItHOUt NO GO

Direct printing (PictBridge)

Sets the number of prints.You can select up to 10 prints. If you select WITH, pictures are printed with the date and time. ) If you select WITH, pictures are printed with the file name. Crops part of a recorded picture so that only the enlarged section is printed. g“Trim the picture” (P.182)

• DATE and FILE NAME are not available in MULTI PRINT mode.

When you have finished all the settings for MORE, press e. • The screen displayed in Step 5 appears. • To print more than one picture in PRINT The settings you have made are displayed. and/or MULTI PRINT mode, repeat Steps 5 and 6 and make single and/or multiple print reservations for all the pictures you want to print. • is displayed in MULTI PRINT mode.

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Press e. • The PRINT screen is displayed.

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SELECt CANCEL

PRINt MORE

Printing pictures

8

Print the pictures.

PRINt

• Press ac to select OK or CANCEL, then press e. OK CANCEL

Printing starts. The settings are canceled and the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen.

OK CANCEL CANCEL

GO

SELECt

• When printing is finished, the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen. g“Exiting direct printing” (P.184)

To cancel printing Pressing e during print data transfer displays the screen for selecting whether to continue or cancel printing. To cancel printing, press ac to select CANCEL, then press e.

PRINt CONtINUE

SELECt

Direct printing (PictBridge)

CANCEL GO

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ALL PRINT mode

1

In the PRINT MODE SELECT screen, press ac to select ALL PRINT, then press e. • The PRINT PAPER screen is displayed. EXIt

2

Press ac to select the paper size, then press d. • When the PRINT PAPER screen is not displayed, SIZE and BORDERLESS are set to < STANDARD. Go to Step 4.

PRINt PAPER SIZE

Direct printing (PictBridge)

10

Use ac to select framed or unframed, then press e.

)

FILE NAME (

178

)

BORDERLESS

StANDARD

StANDARD

GO

SELECt

Press ac to select the item you want to set, then press d.

DATE (

GO

SELECt

PRINt PAPER

) The image is printed inside a blank frame. ON ( ) The image is printed filling the entire page. • Print information settings screen is displayed.

• Press ac to select the item, then press e. • If PRINT INFO cannot be set with your printer, go to Step 6. • Only one print of each image can be made at a time.

StANDARD

SIZE

OFF (

4

BORDERLESS

StANDARD

CANCEL

3

GO

SELECt

1

X

FILE NAME SELECt

SEt

WItHOUt WItHOUt NO GO

If you select WITH, pictures are printed with the date and time. If you select WITH, pictures are printed with the file name.

Printing pictures

5

Press e. • The PRINT screen is displayed.

6

Print the pictures.

PRINt

• Press ac to select OK or CANCEL, then press e. OK CANCEL

Printing starts. The settings are canceled and the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen.

OK CANCEL CANCEL

GO

SELECt

• When printing is finished, the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen. g“Exiting direct printing” (P.184)

To cancel printing Pressing e during print data transfer displays the screen for selecting whether to continue or cancel printing. To cancel printing, press ac to select CANCEL, then press e.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

PRINt CONtINUE CANCEL SELECt

GO

10

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Printing pictures

ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode

1

In the PRINT MODE SELECT screen, press ac to select ALL INDEX or PRINT ORDER, then press e.

• The PRINT PAPER screen is displayed.

2

EXIt

Press ac to select the paper size, then press d. • When the PRINT PAPER screen is not displayed, SIZE and BORDERLESS are set to < STANDARD. Go to Step 4.

3 Direct printing (PictBridge)

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SIZE

BORDERLESS

StANDARD

CANCEL

Use ac to select framed or unframed, then press e.

GO

SELECt

PRINt PAPER

StANDARD

GO

SELECt

PRINt PAPER SIZE

BORDERLESS

StANDARD

StANDARD ) The image is printed inside a blank frame. ON ( ) The image is printed filling the GO SELECt entire page. • The print screen is displayed. • BORDERLESS is not available in ALL INDEX mode. Press e and go to Step 4.

OFF (

4

Print the pictures.

PRINt

• Press ac to select OK or CANCEL, then press e. OK CANCEL

Printing starts. The settings are canceled and the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen.

OK CANCEL CANCEL

SELECt

GO

• When printing is finished, the monitor returns to the PRINT MODE SELECT screen. g“Exiting direct printing” (P.184)

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Printing pictures

To cancel printing Pressing e during print data transfer displays the screen for selecting whether to continue or cancel printing. To cancel printing, press ac to select CANCEL, then press e.

PRINt CONtINUE CANCEL SELECt

GO

Direct printing (PictBridge)

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Printing pictures

Trim the picture To set the trim by MORE in PRINT or MULTI PRINT mode, follow the procedure below.

1

Use the arrow pad and zoom lever to select the trimming position and size. • Press acbd to move the trimming frame. • Use the zoom lever to decide the trimming size. The trimming frame changes from horizontal to vertical and vice versa when the maximum or minimum size is reached. • If trimming has already been set, the P screen appears. Press ac to select RESET, then press e.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

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2

Zoom lever

Arrow pad OK button

Press e.

GO

3

Press ac to select OK, then press e. OK RESET

CANCEL

Saves the current trimming size. Sets a new trimming size. SELECt → Repeat the procedure from Step 1. Cancels the current trimming setting.

OK RESEt CANCEL GO

• Press e to complete trimming setting and return to the PRINT INFO screen.

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Printing pictures

Note

• The size of the printed picture varies depending on the printer settings. If the trimmed picture size is small, printing magnification increases accordingly, resulting in a printed picture with lower resolution. • For the best results in enlarged prints, you are recommended to use the TIFF, SHQ or HQ mode.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

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Exiting direct printing When you have finished printing, disconnect the camera from the printer.

1

In the PRINT MODE SELECT screen, select b.

EXIt

SELECt

GO

• The message is displayed.

TURN OFF THE POWER

2

Press the power switch to turn the camera off.

Direct printing (PictBridge)

Power switch

3

Remove the USB cable from the camera.

4

Remove the USB cable from the printer.

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If an error code is displayed If an error code appears on the camera’s monitor during direct print setting or printing, see the following table. For more details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Monitor indication NO CONNECTION

NO PAPER

Possible cause

Corrective action

The camera is not connected to the printer correctly.

Disconnect the camera and connect it again correctly.

There is no paper in the printer.

Load some paper in the printer.

The printer has run out of Replace the ink cartridge ink. in the printer. NO INK The paper is jammed. JAMMED

Remove the jammed paper.

PRINT ERROR

There is a problem with the printer and/or camera.

Turn off camera and printer. Check the printer and remedy any problems before turning the power on again.

TIPS • If an error code other than those shown above is displayed, refer to “Error codes” (P.186).

185

Direct printing (PictBridge)

The printer’s paper Do not manipulate the cassette has been printer while making removed or the printer settings on the camera. SETTINGS CHANGED has been manipulated while making settings on the camera.

10

11 Miscellaneous Error codes Monitor indication

NO CARD

CARD ERROR

WRITEPROTECT

CARD FULL

NO PICTURE

PICTURE ERROR

Possible cause

Corrective action

The card is not inserted, or it cannot be recognized.

Insert a card or insert a different card. If the problem persists, format the card. If the card cannot be formatted, it cannot be used.

There is a problem with the card.

Use a different card. Insert a new card.

Writing to the card is prohibited.

The recorded image has been protected (read-only) on a PC. Download the image to a PC and cancel the read-only setting.

The card is full. No more pictures, movies or information such as print reservations can be recorded.

Replace the card or erase unwanted pictures. Before erasing, download important images to a PC.

There are no pictures on the card.

The card contains no pictures. Record pictures.

There is a problem with the selected picture and it cannot be played back on this camera.

Use image processing software to view the picture on a PC. If that cannot be done, the image file is damaged.

The card cover is open.

Close the card cover.

The card is not formatted.

Format the card. All data on the card is deleted.

CARD-COVER OPEN CARD%SEtUP POWER%OFF FORMAt

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GO

Troubleshooting Preparatory operations Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The camera does not turn on or function buttons do not respond. The power is off.

Press the power switch to turn the camera on.

P.24

The battery is exhausted.

Charge the battery.

P.18

The battery is temporarily unable to function because of the cold.

Warm the battery by putting it in your pocket for a while.



The camera is in the sleep mode.

Operate the camera (press the shutter button or turn the zoom lever).

P.24

The camera is connected to a PC.

The camera will not operate while it is connected to a PC.



Shooting Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

No picture is taken when the shutter button is pressed. The battery is exhausted.

Charge the battery.

P.18

The camera is in the playback mode.

Set the mode dial to any position except q.

P.47

The flash has not finished charging.

Remove your finger from the shutter button, and wait until the # (flash standby) indication stops blinking. Press the shutter button again.

P.57

The card is full.

Erase unwanted pictures or insert a new card. Before erasing, download important images to a PC.

P.133

P.18

The memory gauge is full.

Wait until there is room in the memory gauge.

P.15

There is a problem with the card.

Refer to “Error codes”.

P.186

The viewfinder does not turn on. The monitor is turned on.

Press f to turn the viewfinder on.

P.47

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The battery ran out of Charge the battery. (Wait until the card access power during shooting lamp turns off when flashing.) or while the images were being written to the card. (Monitor turns off, or the battery check indicator blinks.)

Troubleshooting

Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The monitor does not turn on. Press f to turn the monitor on.

The viewfinder is turned on.

P.47

The viewfinder or monitor is hard to see. The diopter is not adjusted properly.

Adjust the diopter so that the AF target mark is clearly visible.

P.30

There is condensation inside the camera.

Wait until the camera dries before turning it on again.



The brightness of the viewfinder or monitor is not adjusted properly.

Select s in the mode menu tab and adjust the brightness.

P.149

The monitor is exposed to direct sunlight.

Position the monitor in the down position or block the sunlight with your hand.



Vertical lines appear in the viewfinder or on the monitor screen during shooting.

Aiming the camera at a bright subject in sunlight may cause vertical lines to appear on the screen. This is not a malfunction.



*

The date recorded with the image data is wrong. The date/time is not set.

Set the date/time. The clock adjustment is not factory-preset.

P.28

The camera has been left with the battery removed.

If the camera is left for one day with the battery removed, the date/time setting is canceled. Set the date/time again.

P.20, 28

The settings are returned to the factory default settings when the camera is turned off. ALL RESET is set to ON.

Select the SETUP tab in the mode menu and set ALL RESET to OFF.

P.135

The picture is out of focus.

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The subject was too close.

Move further away from the subject. To take pictures closer than 7 cm (2.8") with the zoom in the maximum WIDE position, use the super macro mode.

P.82, 83

Auto focus is not possible.

Use manual focus or focus lock to focus on the subject and then shoot.

P.50, 68

There is condensation* on the lens.

Turn the camera off and wait until it dries before turning it on again.



* Condensation:

188

When it is cold outside, the water vapor in the air is rapidly cooled and turns to droplets of water. Condensation occurs when the camera is suddenly taken from a cold place into a warm room.

Troubleshooting

Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The monitor goes off. The camera is in the sleep mode.

Operate the camera (press the shutter button or turn the zoom lever).

The power is turned If ALL RESET in the mode menu is set to OFF, the off with the monitor off. camera settings before the power was turned off remain unchanged. Turn on the monitor, and turn off the power.

P.24 P.47, 135

The flash does not fire. The flash is closed.

Press the flash button to make the flash pop up.

P.57

The subject is illuminated.

If you want the flash to fire on a brightly illuminated subject, set the flash to fill-in mode.

P.57

Auto bracketing is set.

The flash does not fire in the auto bracketing mode. Set another mode in the DRIVE menu.

P.86

The camera is in the movie mode.

The flash does not fire in the movie mode. Set a different shooting mode.

P.52

FUNCTION is set to BLACK/WHITE BOARD.

The flash does not fire in the BLACK/WHITE BOARD mode.

P.93

Super macro mode is set.

The flash does not fire in the super macro mode. Cancel the super macro mode.

P.83

Panorama mode is set.

The flash does not fire in the panorama mode. Cancel the panorama mode.

P.89

The battery run time is brief. You are using the camera in a cold environment.

Battery performance deteriorates in low temperatures. Keep the camera warm by putting it inside your coat or clothing.



The remaining battery power is not indicated correctly.

When battery consumption fluctuates considerably, the camera may turn off without displaying the battery warning indicator. Charge the battery.

P.15, 18

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Troubleshooting

Playback of recorded images Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The picture is out of focus. A subject unsuited to AF was taken.

Use manual focus or focus lock to focus on the subject and then shoot.

P.50, 68

The camera moved when the shutter button was pressed.

Hold the camera correctly and press the shutter button gently.

P.31

The flash was closed in a lighting condition requiring use of the flash.

Press the flash button to make the flash pop up. Camera movement occurs easily with slower shutter speeds. Use a tripod, or set the flash to AUTO.

P.57

The lens was dirty.

Clean the lens. Use a commercially available blower blush and then wipe with a lens cleaner to remove dust. Mold may form on the lens surface if the lens is left dirty.

P.206

The picture is too bright. The flash was set to the fill-in flash mode.

Select a flash mode other than fill-in flash.

P.57

The center of the subject is too dark.

If the center of the subject is too dark, the surrounding area emerges as too bright. Adjust the exposure compensation toward minus (–).

P.102

The ISO is at a high setting.

Set the ISO to AUTO or to a low sensitivity: 64

P.101

The aperture value is small in A (M) mode.

Increase the aperture value or set the camera to P mode.

P.66

The shutter speed setting is too slow in S (M) mode.

Increase the shutter speed or set the camera to P mode.

P.67

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Troubleshooting

Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The picture is too dark. The flash was blocked by your finger.

Hold the camera correctly, keeping your fingers away from the flash.

P.31

The subject was out of the working range of the flash.

Shoot within the flash working range.

P.57

The flash was closed.

Press the flash button to make the flash pop up.

The subject was too small and was backlit.

Set the flash to fill-in mode, or use the spot metering mode.

The sequential shooting mode was used.

Higher shutter speeds are used when the sequential shooting mode is selected, which may result in pictures that are darker than usual. Set o in the sequential shooting menu.

P.85

The center of the subject is too bright.

If the center of the subject is too bright, the image as a whole emerges darker. Adjust the exposure compensation toward plus (+).

P.102

The aperture value setting is too high in A (M) mode.

Decrease the aperture value or set the camera to P mode.

P.66

The shutter speed setting is too fast in S (M) mode.

Reduce the shutter speed or set the camera to P mode.

P.67

P.57 P.57, 77

The colors of pictures look unnatural. Indoor lighting affected the picture's colors.

Set the white balance according to the lighting.

P.103

No white in the picture.

Include something white in the picture, or shoot using the fill-in flash mode.

P.57

The white balance setting is wrong.

Adjust the white balance according to the light source.

P.103

Part of the picture is too dark. The lens was partly blocked by your finger or the strap.

Hold the camera correctly, keeping your fingers and the strap away from the lens.

P.31

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Troubleshooting

Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

Halation produces unnatural colors in the picture. This may be caused by excessively bright ultraviolet light on the subject, such as sunlight shining through the leaves of trees, window frames in bright light at night, reflection of metal in direct sunlight, etc.

• Use a UV filter. As this may upset the overall color balance, it should only be used in the conditions described on the left. • Process the picture using a graphics application (Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, etc.). For example, after picking up unnatural colors with a syringe tool, etc. you can select color areas, and try color conversion or saturation adjustment. For details, refer to the manual for the graphics application you are using.



Pictures you have taken do not appear on the monitor. The power is off.

Set the mode dial to q before pressing the power switch to turn the camera on.

The camera is in the shooting mode.

Press the QUICK VIEW button or set the mode dial to q.

P.113, 114

There are no pictures on the card.

NO PICTURE appears on the monitor. Record pictures.



There is a problem with the card.

Refer to “Error codes”.

P.186

The camera is connected to a TV.

The monitor does not function when the AV cable is connected to the camera.

P.125

P.113

Single-frame erase and all-frame erase cannot be performed. The pictures are protected.

Display pictures with 9 and press 0 to cancel protection.

P.131

No picture is displayed on the TV when connected to the camera. The video output signal is incorrect.

Set the video output signal according to the region where used.

P.157

The TV video signal setting is incorrect.

Set the TV to the video input mode.

P.125

The viewfinder or monitor is hard to see.

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The brightness of the viewfinder or monitor is not adjusted properly.

Select s in the mode menu and adjust the brightness.

The monitor is exposed to direct sunlight.

Position the monitor in the down position or block the sunlight with your hand.

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P.149



Troubleshooting

(When the camera is connected to a PC or printer. Possible cause

Corrective action

Ref. page

The printer fails to connect. PC was selected on the monitor after connecting to the printer with a USB cable.

Remove the USB cable, and start again from step 1 of “Connecting the camera to a printer”.

P.170

The printer does not support PictBridge.

Refer to the printer’s instruction manual or contact the manufacturer.



The camera is not recognized by the PC. The USB driver has not been installed.

It is necessary to install the USB driver for Windows 98/98SE. For installation instructions, see “DIGITAL CAMERA-PC CONNECTION OPERATION MANUAL” on the CD-ROM.



The camera has not been turned on.

Press the power switch to turn the camera on.

P.24

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List of menus h mode Top menu DRIVE K X CARD SETUP

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Setting o, j, i, k SHQ 2288 × 1712, HQ 2288 × 1712, SQ1 1280 × 960, SQ2 640 × 480 YES, NO

Ref. Page P.85 P.96 P.28 P.146

List of menus

i/j/l/m/r/p/Pmode Top menu MODE MENU

Tab CAMERA

Function ESP/5 & DRIVE∗1 ISO A/S/M∗2 r1/2/3/4∗3

#SLOW NOISE REDUCTION∗4 DIGITAL ZOOM∗6 FULLTIME AF AF MODE o∗5 PANORAMA∗6 2 IN 1 FUNCTION

PICTURE

AF AREA INFO u∗7 R (still pictures) SUPER ZOOM K WB

To the next page

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CARD

> SHARPNESS CONTRAST SATURATION CARD SETUP

Setting Ref. Page ESP, 5, MULTI P.77 OFF, &, % P.82 o, j, i, P.85 k, BKT ∗5 AUTO, 64, 100, 200, P.101 400 A/S/M P.65 MY MODE 1 – P.69 MY MODE 4 -2.0 – +2.0 P.64 #SLOW1, P.63 HSLOW, #SLOW2 OFF, ON P.110 OFF, ON P.56 OFF, ON P.71 iESP, SPOT P.70 P.88 P.89 P.91 OFF, BLACK & P.93 WHITE, SEPIA, WHITE BOARD, BLACK BOARD P.72 OFF, ON P.148 OFF, ON P.111 OFF, ON P.94 OFF, ON P.55 TIFF, SHQ, HQ, P.96 SQ1, SQ2 AUTO, PRESET, P.103 V RED 7 – BLUE 7 P.106 -5 – +5 P.107 -5 – +5 P.108 -5 – +5 P.109 YES, NO P.146

List of menus

i/j/k/l/m/o/r/p/Pmode (cont.) Top menu MODE MENU

Tab SETUP

Function ALL RESET∗8 W

PW ON/OFF SETUP REC VIEW SLEEP MY MODE SETUP FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING s X m/ft VIDEO OUT SHORT CUT CUSTOM BUTTON 8 (DRIVE) (K) (WB) ∗1 Not available in m mode. ∗2 Only available in p modes. ∗3 Only available in r mode.

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∗4 Not available in i j l m modes. ∗5 Not available in j l m p modes. ∗6 Not available in p mode.

Miscellaneous

∗7 Not available in M mode. ∗8 Not available in r mode.

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Setting Ref. Page OFF, ON P.135 ENGLISH, P.26 FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO, РУССКИЙ, PORTUGUES OFF, 1, 2 P.152 OFF, ON P.150 30 SEC, 1 MIN, 3 P.151 MIN, 5 MIN, 10 MIN CURRENT, RESET, P.143 CUSTOM RESET, AUTO P.154 P.155 P.149 P.28 m, ft P.156 NTSC, PAL P.157 A, B, C P.140 P.137 OFF, ON P.152 Functions set as shortcuts

List of menus

n mode Top menu MODE MENU

Tab CAMERA

Function ESP/5 & ISO FULLTIME AF % FUNCTION

PICTURE

CARD SETUP

R > SHARPNESS CONTRAST SATURATION CARD SETUP ALL RESET W

PW ON/OFF SETUP FILE NAME PIXEL MAPPING s X VIDEO OUT 8 DIGITAL ZOOM K WB

Setting Ref. Page ESP, 5, MULTI P.77 OFF, &, % P.82 AUTO, 64, 100, 200, P.101 400 OFF, ON P.71 OFF, ON P.83 OFF, BLACK & P.93 WHITE, SEPIA OFF, ON P.95 -7 – +7 P.106 -5 – +5 P.107 -5 – +5 P.108 -5 – +5 P.109 YES, NO P.146 OFF, ON P.135 ENGLISH, P.26 FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO, РУССКИЙ, PORTUGUES OFF, 1, 2 P.152 RESET, AUTO P.154 P.155 P.149 P.28 NTSC, PAL P.157 OFF, ON P.152 OFF, ON SHQ, HQ, SQ AUTO, PRESET, V

P.56 P.96 P.103

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List of menus

q mode (still pictures) Top menu MODE MENU

Tab PLAY

EDIT

Function < u R Q P

CARD

CARD SETUP

SETUP

ALL RESET W

PW ON/OFF SETUP SCREEN SETUP s X VIDEO OUT G 8 m INFO SWITCH FRAME

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Setting OFF, ON START 640 × 480, 320 × 240, CANCEL NEW FILE, CANCEL ALL ERASE, FORMAT OFF, ON ENGLISH, FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO, РУССКИЙ, PORTUGUES OFF, 1, 2

NTSC, PAL 4, 9, 16 OFF, ON

ALL, 0

Ref. Page P.158 P.111 P.127 P.128 P.129 P.134, 146 P.135 P.26

P.152 P.153 P.149 P.28 P.157 P.117 P.152 P.118 P.148 P.132

List of menus

q mode (movies) Top menu MODE MENU

MOVIE PLAY

Tab CARD

Function CARD SETUP

SETUP

ALL RESET W

PW ON/OFF SETUP s X VIDEO OUT G 8 MOVIE PLAYBACK

INDEX EDIT

INFO SWITCH FRAME

Setting ALL ERASE, FORMAT OFF, ON ENGLISH, FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO, РУССКИЙ, PORTUGUES OFF, 1, 2

NTSC, PAL 4, 9, 16 OFF, ON PLAYBACK, FRAME BY FRAME, EXIT OK, RESET, CANCEL OK, RESET, CANCEL

ALL, 0

Ref. Page P.134, 146 P.135 P.26

P.152 P.149 P.28 P.157 P.117 P.152 P.119

P.121 P.123

P.148 P.132

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List of factory default settings The functions are set as follows when the camera leaves the factory. Shooting mode

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F No

F2.8

SHUTTER

1/1000

ZOOM

38mm

LCD

ON

F

0.0

FLASH

AUTO (S, M: #SLOW1, n: $)

AF/MF

AF

Y

OFF

5

ESP

&

OFF

DRIVE

o

7

±1.0 EV, 3

ISO

AUTO (A, S, M: 64)

p

A

r1/2/3/4

MY MODE 1

w

0.0

#SLOW

#SLOW1

NOISE REDUCTION

OFF (m: fixed on ON)

DIGITAL ZOOM

OFF

FULLTIME AF

OFF (n: ON)

AF MODE

iESP

o

OFF

PANORAMA

OFF

2 IN 1

OFF

FUNCTION

OFF

AF AREA

CENTER

Miscellaneous

INFO

OFF

u

OFF

200

List of factory default settings

R (still pictures)

OFF

R (movies)

OFF

SUPER ZOOM

OFF

K

HQ (2288 × 1712, n: 320 × 240)

TIFF

2288 × 1712

SHQ

2288 × 1712

HQ

2288 × 1712

SQ1

1280 × 960 NORMAL

SQ2

640 × 480 NORMAL

WB

AUTO

>

None

SHARPNESS

±0

CONTRAST

±0

SATURATION

±0

REC VIEW

ON

SLEEP

3 MIN

FILE NAME

RESET

m/ft

m

SHORT CUT

A: ESP/5, B: K C: &

CUSTOM BUTTON

AE LOCK

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List of factory default settings

Playback mode SWITCH FRAME

ALL

INFO

OFF

u

OFF

0

OFF

y



<

OFF

G

9

R

OFF

Others ALL RESET

ON

W

ENGLISH

PW ON/OFF SETUP

1

s

NORMAL

X

Y-M-D 2004.01.01 00:00

VIDEO OUT

NTSC or PAL*

8

ON

∗ Settings differ according to the region where the camera is sold.

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Modes and Shooting Functions In r mode, available functions vary depending on the modes set in the MY MODE SETUP menu. Mode Function

p h

p

ijlm

A

S

M



n

P —

Zoom DIGITAL ZOOM



SUPER ZOOM





AF MODE





FULLTIME AF



AF AREA



Manual focus



FLASH MODE

AUTO

— — —

! #

















#SLOW1



HSLOW



#SLOW2





w





#SLOW



n



AEL





AF LOCK







$ — ∗1

& Y

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Modes and Shooting Functions

Mode Function

p h

ijlm

S

M

∗2

j, i, k 7



o



PANORAMA



2 IN 1



FUNCTION

A

BLACK&WHITE



SEPIA



P

n —

∗2



∗3









— —

WHITE BOARD





BLACK BOARD





R





R (movie)



K ISO



F



WB



>



SHARPNESS



CONTRAST



SATURATION



NOISE REDUCTION

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INFO



u



ALL RESET



W



PW ON/OFF SETUP



REC VIEW



SLEEP



MY MODE SETUP



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— — —



∗4

— —

Modes and Shooting Functions

Mode

p h

Function FILE NAME



PIXEL MAPPING



s



ijlm

A

S

M

P

n

X m/ft



VIDEO OUT



SHORT CUT





CUSTOM BUTTON





8



: Available



— : Not available

∗1 Cannot be selected in M n mode. ∗2 Cannot be selected in m mode. ∗3 Can be selected only in i mode. ∗4 Cannot be selected in r mode.

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Camera maintenance After use Turn off the camera and fit the lens cap on the lens. If you do not intend to use the camera for a long period, remove the battery.

Cleaning the camera Turn off the camera. (gP.24)

1 2 3

Remove the battery. (gP.20) (If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the AC adapter from the camera first before removing the plug from the AC outlet.) Exterior: → Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is very dirty, soak the cloth in mild soapy water and wring well. Wipe the camera with the damp cloth and then dry it with a dry cloth. If you have used the camera at the beach, use a cloth soaked in clean water and well wrung.

Viewfinder and monitor: → Wipe gently with a soft cloth.

Lens → Blow dust off the lens with a commercially available blower, then wipe gently with a lens cleaner.

Card → Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.

Storage • When storing the camera for extended periods, remove the battery and card, and keep in a cool, dry place that is ventilated well. • Periodically, replace the battery, and test camera functions.

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• Do not use strong solvents such as benzene or alcohol, or chemically treated cloth. • Cleaning should be done only after the battery has been removed or the AC adapter has been disconnected. • Mold may form on the lens surface if the lens is left dirty. • Avoid leaving the camera in places where chemical products are handled since this may result in corrosion.

Specifications Product type

: Digital camera (for shooting and displaying)

Recording system Still picture

: Digital recording, TIFF (non-compression), JPEG (in accordance with Design rule for Camera File system (DCF))

Applicable standards

: Exif 2.2, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), PRINT Image Matching II, PictBridge

Sound with still pictures

: Wave format

Movie

: QuickTime Motion JPEG support

Memory

: xD-Picture Card (16-512 MB)

Resolution

: 3200 × 2400 pixels 2288 × 1712 pixels 2288 × 1520 pixels 2048 × 1536 pixels 1600 × 1200 pixels 1280 × 960 pixels 1024 × 768 pixels 640 × 480 pixels

(ENLARGE SIZE: SHQ, HQ) (TIFF, SHQ, HQ) (3:2 TIFF, SHQ, HQ) (TIFF, SQ1) (TIFF, SQ1) (TIFF, SQ1) (TIFF, SQ2) (TIFF, SQ2)

No. of storable pictures when using a 16 MB card : Approx. 1 frame (Without sound) Approx. 5 frames Approx. 16 frames Approx. 49 frames Approx. 165 frames

(TIFF (SHQ (HQ (SQ1 (SQ2

: 2288 × 1712) : 2288 × 1712) : 2288 × 1712) : 1280 × 960 NORMAL) : 640 × 480 NORMAL)

No. of effective pixels

: 4,000,000 pixels

Image pickup device

: 1/2.5" CCD solid-state image pickup, 4,110,000 pixels (gross)

Lens

: Olympus lens 6.3 mm to 63 mm, f2.8 to f3.7, 11 elements in 7 groups (equivalent to 38 mm to 380 mm lens on 35 mm camera)

Photometric system

: ESP metering, spot metering system

Aperture

: f2.8 to f8.0

Shutter speed

: 15 to 1/1000 sec.

Shooting range

: 0.6 m (2 ft.) to ) (W), 2 m (6.6 ft.) to ) (T) (NORMAL) 0.07 m (0.2 ft.) to ) (W), 1.2 m (4 ft.) to ) (T) (macro mode)

Viewfinder

: 0.44" TFT color LCD display, 240,000 pixels

Miscellaneous

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Specifications

Monitor

: 1.8" TFT color LCD display, 118,000 pixels

Auto focus

: TTL system autofocus Contrast detection system

Outer connector

: DC-IN jack, USB connector (mini-B), A/V OUT jack

Automatic calendar system

: 2000 up to 2099

Operating environment Temperature

: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (operation) –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) (storage)

Humidity

: 30% to 90% (operation)/10% to 90% (storage)

Power supply

: Only an Olympus LI-10B lithium-ion battery AC adapter specified by Olympus (optional)

Dimensions

: 104.5 mm (W) × 60 mm (H) × 68.5 mm (D) (4.1" × 2.4" × 2.7") (excluding protrusions)

Weight

: 280 g (0.62 lb.) (without battery and card)

SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER.

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Glossary of terms 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.

AE (Automatic Exposure)

The camera’s built-in exposure meter automatically sets the exposure. The 3 AE modes available on this camera are P mode, in which the camera selects both the aperture and shutter speed, A mode, in which the user selects the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed, and S mode, in which the user selects the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture. In M mode, the user selects both the aperture and the shutter speed.

Aperture

The adjustable lens opening which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. The larger the aperture, the shorter the depth of field and the fuzzier the background. The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of field and the sharper the background. Larger aperture values indicate smaller apertures, and smaller aperture values indicate larger apertures.

CCD (Charge-Coupled Device)

This converts light passing through the lens into electrical signals. On this camera, light is picked up and converted into RGB signals to build a single image.

Contrast Detection Method

This is used to measure the distance to the subject. The camera determines if the image is focused by the level of contrast in the subject.

Conventional Photograph

This refers to recording images using silver halide (the method for recording images in conventional, non-digital photography). This system is in contrast to still video and digital photography.

DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)

A standard for image files by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)

This is for saving desired print settings on digital cameras. By entering which images to print and the number of copies of each, the user can easily have the desired images printed by a printer or print lab that supports the DPOF format.

Eclipsing (Vignetting)

ESP (Electro-Selective Pattern) Light Metering/Digital ESP Light Metering

This determines the exposure by metering and calculating the light levels in the center and other areas of the image separately.

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This refers to when an object obscures part of the field of view so that the whole subject is not photographed. Vignetting also refers to when the image seen through the viewfinder does not exactly match the image shot through the objective lens, so the photographed image includes objects not seen through the viewfinder. In addition, vignetting can occur when an incorrect lens hood is used, causing shadowing to appear in the corners of the image.

Glossary of terms

EV (Exposure Value)

A system for measuring exposure. EV0 is when the aperture is at F1 and the shutter speed is 1 second. The EV then increases by 1 each time the aperture increases by one F stop or the shutter speed increases by one increment. EV can also be used to indicate brightness and ISO settings.

Exposure

The amount of light used to capture an image. The exposure is determined by the time the shutter is open (shutter speed) and the amount of light that passes through the lens (aperture).

ISO

A method for indicating film speed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (e.g. “ISO100”). Higher ISO values indicate greater sensitivity to light, so images can be exposed even in low-light conditions.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

A compression format for color still images. Photographs (images) shot using this camera are recorded onto the card in JPEG format when the Record mode is set to SHQ, HQ, SQ1 or SQ2. By downloading these images to a personal computer, users can edit them using graphics application software or view the images using an Internet web browser.

M (Manual) Mode

The user sets both the aperture and shutter speed.

NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) / PAL (Phase Alternating Line)

Television formats. NTSC is mainly used in Japan, North America and Korea. PAL is mainly used in Europe and China.

P (Program) Mode

Also called Program AE mode. The camera automatically sets the best shutter speed and aperture for the shot.

PictBridge

A standard for connecting digital cameras and printers of different makers and printing out pictures directly.

Pixels

A pixel is the smallest unit (dot) used to make up an image. Clear large-sized printed images require millions of pixels.

Resolution

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The size of an image expressed by the number of pixels that make up the image. For instance, a picture taken in 640 × 480 resolution is the same size as the screen when the monitor setting is 640 × 480. However, if the monitor setting is 1024 × 768, the picture only takes up part of the screen.

Miscellaneous

S (Shutter Priority) Mode

Also called Shutter Priority AE mode. The user selects the shutter speed and the camera automatically varies the aperture so that the picture is taken with the best exposure.

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Sleep Mode

A mode designed to save battery life. The camera automatically enters the sleep mode if you do not operate it for a certain time. To get out of the sleep mode, use any button on the camera (shutter button, arrow pad, etc.).

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

A format used for saving highly detailed black and white or color image data. TIFF image files can be handled by software programs for scanners and graphics applications. This camera uses an uncompressed image file format.

TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) Color Monitor

A transistor color monitor constructed using thin-film technology.

TTL (Through the Taking Lens) System

To help adjust exposure, a light receptor built into the camera directly measures the light passing through the lens.

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Index 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 1st curtain #SLOW1 . . . . . . . . . 61 1st curtain with red-eye reduction HSLOW1 . . . . . . . . 62 2 IN 1 2 IN 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 2nd curtain #SLOW2 . . . . . . . . . 62 3:2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Battery check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Battery compartment/card cover . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 20 Beep sound 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 BKT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 BLACK & WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 BLACK BOARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

A

C

p. . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 209, 210 A/V OUT jack. . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 125 AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 AE lock B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 AE Lock/custom button x . . . . . . . . . 11, 78, 80, 139 AE memory C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 76 AF AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 AF LOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 AF MEMORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 AF MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 AF sequential shooting k . . . . . . 85 AF target mark. . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 72 ALL ERASE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 ALL RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 All-frame erase R . . . . . . . . . . 134 All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . 160 Aperture priority shooting A . . . . . . . 45, 66 Aperture value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Arrow pad . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 33, 113 Auto bracketing 7 . . . . . . . . . 86 Auto white balance . . . . . . . . . . 103 Auto-flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 AV cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Camera movement warning . . . . .48 Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Card access lamp . . . . . . . . . .11, 47 Card check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CARD SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 CCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Charger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Close-up playback U . . . . . . . . .115 Cloudy day 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Compression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Connector cover . . .10, 23, 125, 170 CONTRAST J . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Creating an index . . . . . . . . . . . .121 CUSTOM BUTTON z . . . . . . . .137

B Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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D Date and time X . . . . . . . . . . . .28 DC-IN jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 23 DCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 DIGITAL ZOOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Diopter adjustment dial . . . . . .11, 30 Direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 DPOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158, 209 DRIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 E Editing a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 ENLARGE SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Erase button . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 133 Erasing pictures S . . . . . . . . . . .133 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Index

ESP metering . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 209 EV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Exposure compensation F. . . . 102 Exposure differential . . . . . . . . . . 68

I

F

J

FILE NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 File No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fill-in flash #. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 57 Flash button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 57 Flash charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Flash intensity control w . . . . . . 64 Flash mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Flash mode button # . . . . . . 11, 57 Flash off $ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Flash stand-by. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fluorescent lamp >. . . . . . . . . 104 Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 50 Focus lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 FORMAT I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 FRAME BY FRAME . . . . . . . . . 120 Full-auto shooting h . . . . . . . 43 FULLTIME AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Fully pressed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98, 210

G Green lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 H Halfway pressed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 HIGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 High speed sequential shooting i . . . . . . . 85 Histogram display u . . . . . . . . 111 HQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

iESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Index display G . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Information display INFO . . . . . .148 ISO sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . .101, 210

L Landscape shooting l . . . . . . . .44 Language W . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Lens cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lens cap string . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lithium ion battery . . . . . . . . . . . .18 M Macro mode shooting & . . . . . . .82 Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Manual shooting M. . . . . . . . .46, 68 Measurement Unit m/ft. . . . . . . .156 Memory gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Metering n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Microphone . . . . . . . .10, 94, 95, 127 Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Mode dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 43 MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Monitor . . . . . . .11, 12, 47, 113, 149 Monitor brightness adjustment s. . . . . . .149 Monitor button f . . . . . . . . .11, 47 Movies n. . . . . . . . . . . .46, 52, 119 MOVIE PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 MOVIE PLAYBACK . . . . . . . . . .119 Multi-metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 MY MODE SETUP . . . . . . . . . . .143 My Mode r. . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 69 MY MODE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

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N Night Scene shooting m . . . . . . . 44 NOISE REDUCTION O . . . . . 110 NORMAL (Record mode) . . . . . . 98 Number of remaining pictures . . . 98 NTSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157, 210 O OK/Menu button e . . . . . . . . 11, 32 One-touch white balance V . . 104 Optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 P PAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157, 210 PANORAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 PictBridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169, 210 Picture rotation y . . . . . . . . . . . 126 PIXEL MAPPING. . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Playback mode . . . . . . . 14, 37, 113 Playback on TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Portrait shooting i . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Power switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 24 Preset white balance . . . . . . . . . 104 Print setting < . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Program shooting P . . . . . . . . . . 45 Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Protect button 0. . . . . . . . 11, 131 PW ON/OFF SETUP . . . . . . . . . 152 Q QUICK VIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 QUICK VIEW button . . . . . . . . . 114 R REC VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Record mode K . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Recording movies . . . . . . . . . 46, 52 Recording sound R . . . . 94, 95, 127

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Recording sound with still pictures R. . . . . . . . . . . .94 Recording sound with movies R. . .95 Red-eye reduction flash ! . . . .60 Resizing Q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 210 Rotation button y . . . . . . . .11, 126 S SATURATION 6 . . . . . . . . . . .109 SCREEN SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Self-portrait shooting o . . . . . . . .88 Self-timer Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Self-timer button Y . . . . . . . .11, 84 Self-timer lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 84 SEPIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Sequential shooting j . . . . . . . .85 SHARPNESS N. . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Shooting mode . . . . . .12, 35, 38, 43 SHORT CUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Shortcut Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 SHQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Shutter button . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 47 Shutter priority shooting S . . .45, 67 Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Single-frame erase S. . . . . . . . .133 Single-frame playback . . . .113, 114 Single-frame reservation. . . . . . .162 Single-frame shooting. . . . . . . . . .85 SLEEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Sleep mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Slideshow m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Slow synchronization #SLOW. . . . . . . . . .61, 63 Sports shooting j. . . . . . . . . . . .44 Spot (AF mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Spot metering n. . . . . . . . . . . . .77 SQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Startup/Shutdown screen . . . . . . .25

Index

Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Strap eyelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 17 Sunny day 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Super macro mode shooting %. . . . . . . . . . 83 SUPER ZOOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 SWITCH FRAME. . . . . . . . . . . . 132 T Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . 47 TIFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Time remaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Top menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Trimming P . . . . . . . . . . . 165, 182 Tripod socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tungsten light 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 104 U USB cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 USB connector . . . . . . . . . . 10, 170 V VIDEO OUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Viewfinder . . . . . 11, 12, 30, 47, 149 Viewing still pictures q . . . . . . 113 W White balance WB. . . . . . . . . . . 103 White balance adjustment > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 WHITE BOARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 X xD-Picture Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Z Zoom lever . . . . . . 10, 54, 115, 116

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DIGITAL CAMERA

PERSONAL COMPUTER

DIGITAL CAMERA — PC CONNECTION

OPERATION MANUAL How to use your PC to get the most from images taken with your digital camera.

Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. This manual provides instructions on how to install the USB driver. To ensure correct installation, refer only to these installation procedures.

Introduction This manual explains in detail how to connect your Olympus digital camera to a computer. Read it carefully and keep it in a safe place for future reference. About this manual The information contained in this manual may be subject to change without notice. For the latest information on the product, please consult your local Olympus representative. The information contained in this manual has been compiled by taking all possible measures to ensure its accuracy. However, if you find any errors or incomplete information, please contact your local Olympus representative. It is prohibited by copyright laws to duplicate in part or in whole the information contained in this manual, except for personal use. Reproduction without permission of the copyright owner is prohibited. The PC screens shown in this manual may differ slightly from the actual displays on some PC models.

Trademarks 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.

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INDEX

Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Identifying the OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Macintosh

Macintosh (OS 9/X). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Windows

Windows (98/Me/2000/XP) . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Downloading image files using other OS (For other OS users). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Flowchart By connecting the camera to a computer with the provided USB cable, images on a card can be transferred to the computer. Some OS’s (operating systems) may need a special setup before connecting to the camera for the first time. Follow the chart below. For details, see the Olympus Corporate Site or phone customer support. Identifying the OS (p.6)

Windows 98/ 98 SE (Second Edition)

Windows Me/2000/XP

MacOS 9.0 - 9.2/OS X * For OS 8.6, see below.

Installing the USB driver for Windows 98 (p.9) Connecting the camera to the computer using the provided USB cable (Windows p.11, Mac p.24) Confirming the computer recognizes the camera (p.14) Downloading image files (Windows p.17, Mac p.26) Disconnecting the USB cable (Windows p.20, Mac p.30) * Even if your computer has a USB connector, 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, etc.). Windows 95/NT 4.0 Windows 98/98 SE upgrade from Windows 95 Mac OS 8.6 or lower (except Mac OS 8.6 equipped with USB MASS Storage Support 1.3.5 installed at the factory) Data transfer is not guaranteed on a home-built PC system or PCs with no factory installed OS.

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Flowchart

• When connecting the camera to the computer, make sure that there is sufficient remaining battery power. When connected (transmitting) to the computer, the camera does not enter the sleep mode nor will the camera’s power turn off automatically. Depending on the camera model, when the battery power runs out or the internal temperature rises, the camera may stop operating automatically. This could cause the computer to malfunction, and any image data (file) being transmitted may be lost. Be careful when downloading files for a long period of time. Use the AC adapter (optional) when downloading files. • If you connect or disconnect the AC adapter when the camera is connected to the computer and is running on battery power, it may result in the loss of image data on the card or cause a malfunction in the computer. Before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter, disconnect the camera from the computer and make sure that the camera is turned off. • To avoid computer malfunctions, do not turn off the camera when the camera is connected to a computer. • If the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub, operation may not be stable if there are any compatibility problems between the computer and the hub. In such cases, do not use the hub and connect the camera directly to the computer. • You can view images using: graphics applications that support the JPEG file format (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, etc.); Internet browsers (Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.); CAMEDIA Master software; or other software. For details on using commercial graphics applications, refer to their instruction manuals. • QuickTime is needed for playing back movies. QuickTime is included on the provided software CD. • If you want to process images, make sure to download them to your computer first. Depending on the software, image files may be destroyed if the images are processed (rotated, etc.) while they are on the card.

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Identifying the OS Identify the OS on your computer before connecting the camera. How to identify the OS depends on the computer.

Windows

1

Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop. When the “My computer” icon is not on your desktop, click “Control Panel” from the “Start” menu.

2

3

Double-click the “Control Panel” icon.

Double-click the “System” icon.

The way the file icons inside the folder appear may vary depending on your version of Windows. If you don’t see the icon you are looking for, click on “view all Control Panel options” on the left of the window.

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Identifying the OS

4

A System Properties window will appear. Note and record the “System:” information. Confirm that your system is Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000 Professional or Windows XP, then press “OK” to close the window.

If your OS is Windows 98/98 SE, proceed to “Installing the USB driver for Windows 98” ( p.9). Users running Windows Me/2000/XP p.11 Users running other OS p.31

Mac OS (Macintosh) Select “About This Computer” from the Apple menu on the menu bar. A window appears with the name of the computer’s OS. Confirm that the OS is OS 9.0-9.2 or OS X.

Users running Mac OS 9/X Users running other OS

p.23 p.31

7

Windows Using Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Make sure that:

Windows

Your computer is turned on and Windows is running. If you are running any applications, quit them all. You are recommended to power the camera using the optional AC adapter. If the battery power runs out while the computer is accessing the card in the camera, the camera will turn off in the middle of the operation and this could destroy image files (data). If you are using batteries, make sure that there is sufficient remaining battery power.

Installing the USB driver for Windows 98 (When using Windows 98/98 SE) ....................................................................................... 9 Connecting the camera to the computer ................................. 11 Confirming the computer recognizes the camera .................. 14 Confirming the USB driver is installed .................................... 15 Downloading images to your computer................................... 17 Disconnecting the camera from your computer ..................... 20

8

Installing the USB driver for Windows 98 (When using Windows 98/98 SE) If your OS is Windows 98/98 SE, you must install the USB driver. Follow the instructions below to install the USB driver in your computer. Once it is fully installed, you do not need to repeat the procedure again. If your OS is Windows Me/2000/XP, you do not need to install the USB driver. Proceed to “Connecting the camera to the computer” ( p.11).

1

The Olympus Windows Installer should automatically launch. Click “USB Driver”.

Windows

2

Insert the provided software CD into your CD-ROM drive.

If the USB driver is already installed in your computer, this option will not appear. • This option will not appear if you are using Windows Me/2000/XP. If the installer is not automatically launched, select “Run..” on the “Start” menu and then execute “(drive letter):/ Information.exe”. The drive letter of the CD-ROM varies depending on the computer. To identify the drive letter, double-click “My Computer” on the desktop.

9

Installing the USB driver for Windows 98 (When using Windows 98/98 SE)

3

Windows

4

10

5

Click “Continue”. The installation of the USB driver will start.

Click “OK” to restart your computer and the installation is complete.

When the computer has restarted, installation is complete. If the Olympus Windows Installer screen appears, click “Close” and remove the CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.

Connecting the camera to the computer Users running Windows 98/98SE need to install the USB drive before connecting the camera to your computer for the first time. ( p.9) Some camera models have a “USB” setting in the menu. Make sure that “PC” is selected before connecting. This is not required if your camera [SETUP] tab Arrow pad does not have this setting. Menu button For details on how to operate the menu, refer to your camera's reference manual. SEtUP CARD EDIt PLAY

1

Insert the marked end of the provided USB cable into the USB port on your computer as shown below. Look for this mark.

Windows

2

Terminal

USB port The location of the USB port varies depending on the computer. For details, refer to your computer’s manual.

3

After making sure that the camera is turned off, connect the end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera. The location of the USB connector or multi connector varies depending on the camera model. Refer to the camera manual for details. Computer Rectangular terminal USB port

Smaller terminal

USB cable

USB connector or multi connector

11

Connecting the camera to the computer

4

Turn the camera on in (playback) mode.

Lens barrier

• Most cameras with a lens barrier turn on automatically in Step 3, with the exception of some models which require you to press the (monitor) button or button.

button or button

Power switch

Windows

Mode dial

Power switch

5

6

When the screen shown right appears on the monitor in Step 4, use the arrow pad to select “PC” and press the OK button.

Arrow pad

SELECt

GO

The computer recognizes the camera as a new device.

OK button Lamp

• Depending on the camera model, when you connect the camera to the computer, the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the self-timer lamp may light. When you connect the camera to the computer for the first time, the computer automatically recognizes the camera. Click “OK” when the message saying that the installation is completed appears. The computer recognizes the camera as a “Removable Disk”.

12

Connecting the camera to the computer

Windows XP You can download image files from the camera easily. Select “Copy pictures to folder on my computer using Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard”, then follow the on-screen instructions. You may also select “take no action” to bypass the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard. You may then use a more advanced image viewing/editing program such as Olympus CAMEDIA Master software. For detailed instructions on downloading, refer to the CAMEDIA Master software user’s guide. When the camera is connected to the computer, none of the camera buttons are functional.

Windows

13

Confirming the computer recognizes the camera

1

Windows

2

14

Double-click the “My Computer” icon on the desktop. For users running Windows XP, click “My Computer” from the “Start” menu.

Make sure the “Removable Disk” icon appears in the window. There may already be other “Removable Disk” icons for other devices, such as a removable media drive or USB SmartMedia Reader/ Writer. In this case, the digital camera is recognized as another “Removable Disk”. If you cannot find the icon, the camera and computer are not connected properly. Turn the camera off, disconnect the camera from the computer and connect again, or proceed to “Confirming the USB driver is installed” ( p.15) to make sure that the USB driver is fully installed.

Confirming the USB driver is installed If the computer does not recognize the camera as a Removable Disk, follow the procedure below to check whether the USB driver has been fully installed.

1

2

Double-click the “System” icon.

Windows

3

Open “My Computer” and double-click the “Control Panel” icon. For users running Windows XP, open “Control Panel” from the “Start” menu.

The System window will appear. Click the “Device Manager” tab.

15

Confirming the USB driver is installed

4

Confirm that “OLYMPUS Digital Camera” is in the “Universal Serial Bus Controller” category.

Windows

If you cannot find the “OLYMPUS Digital Camera”, turn the camera off, disconnect the camera from the computer and start again. Users running Windows 98/98 SE start again from “Confirming the USB driver is installed”, and Users running Windows Me/2000/XP start from “Connecting the camera to the computer”.

16

If the USB driver was successfully installed, you can find the following in the “Device Manager”. – the name of the camera you have connected listed under “Disk drives” – “OLYMPUS Digital Camera” listed as one of the items in the “Universal Serial Bus Controller” category

Downloading images to your computer

1

2

Double-click the “My Computer” icon on the desktop. For users running Windows XP, click “Control Panel” from the “Start” menu.

Double-click the “Removable Disk” icon. A new “Removable Disk” icon appears when the camera is connected to the computer, as the digital camera is recognized as a “Removable Disk”.

Windows

If an error message appears when you double-click the icon, there may be a problem with one of the following: the camera’s power source (the AC adapter is not properly connected or the battery power is low) Make sure that the AC adapter is correctly connected or that the batteries are not running low. the card (there is no card in the camera or there is a problem with the card) Check that you can play back pictures stored on the card on the monitor of your digital camera.

3

Double-click the “Dcim” folder.

17

Downloading images to your computer

4

Double-click the “100olymp” folder. Image files (JPEG files) with files names such as “P1010001.jpg” are displayed.

Windows

• The camera automatically assigns folder names and file names according to the following rules.

Folder name

File name

(Example)

(Example)

Serial number

Month / Day / Serial number

• Serial numbers of image files run from 0001 to 9999. • Serial numbers of folders run from 100 to 999. • When file number 9999 is reached, a new folder is created and assigned the next number. • Months January through September are expressed by the numbers 1 through 9, October by the letter A, November by B and December by C.

5

Double-click the “My Documents” icon on the desktop. If you cannot find the icon on the desktop, select “Explorer” on the Start menu and double-click the “My Documents” icon.

18

Downloading images to your computer

The “My Documents” window is displayed.

6

The image is saved in the computer (in My Documents folder). • To select all files, choose Edit > Select all.

Windows

Drag & drop the image you want to save in the computer (in this case, P1010012.jpg) to the “My Documents” window.

When the image file has been downloaded to the computer, you can view images by double-clicking the image files downloaded to your computer. The files will be opened in the default image viewer of the operating system. If you want to view the image a different size or process it, you will need to open the image with software that supports JPEG or TIFF images files, such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or CAMEDIA Master software. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the card access lamp blinks while the image is being copied. Never open the card cover on the camera, load or remove the batteries, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the lamp is blinking as the image files may be destroyed.

19

Disconnecting the camera from your computer If your OS is Windows Me/2000, proceed to “Windows Me/2000/XP” ( p.21).

Windows 98

Windows

1

Lamp

Card access lamp

2 3

20

Make sure that the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the selftimer lamp (which on some models light while the camera is connected to the computer) or the card access lamp is not blinking. The lamps and their location vary depending on the model. Refer to your camera’s reference manual.

Double-click the “My Computer” icon and right-click the “Removable Disk” to display the menu.

Click “Eject” on the menu.

Disconnecting the camera from your computer

4

Make sure that the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the self-timer lamp (which on some models light while the camera is connected to the computer) or the card access lamp is not blinking.

Lamp

Depending on the camera model, the green lamp may light or lamps that were lit while the camera was connected to the computer may go off. If the lamp is not flashing, then the cable can be removed.

5

Remove the USB cable from the camera. Windows

6

Remove the USB cable from your computer.

Windows Me/2000/XP

1

Make sure that the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the self-timer lamp (which on some models light while the camera is connected to the computer) or the card access lamp is not blinking. The lamps and their location vary depending on the model. Refer to your camera’s reference manual.

Lamp

21

Disconnecting the camera from your computer

2

Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon on the task bar. The message saying that the drive has been stopped appears.

3

Click on the message. The “Unplug or Eject Hardware” window appears.

Windows

4 5

6

When a message appears, click “OK”.

Remove the USB cable from the camera.

Remove the USB cable from your computer.

If the window returns the following message when you click “Unplug or Eject Hardware”, first make sure that no image data is being downloaded from the camera, and then remove the USB cable.

22

Macintosh Using Mac OS (9/X) Make sure that: Your computer is turned on and Mac OS is running. If you are running any applications, quit them all. You are recommended to power the camera using the optional AC adapter. If the battery power runs out while the computer is accessing the card in the camera, the camera will turn off in the middle of the operation and this could destroy image files (data). If you are using batteries, make sure that there is sufficient remaining battery power.

Macintosh

If you are running Mac OS X, the connection to the computer and downloading the image data are verified. Restrictions such as the following may occur due to the OS. The image file properties are not displayed correctly. Images in the camera cannot be opened without first downloading them. etc. For more details, visit the Olympus web site.

Connecting the camera to the computer ................................. 24 Downloading images to your computer................................... 26 Disconnecting the camera from your computer ..................... 30

23

Connecting the camera to the computer Some camera models have a “USB” setting in the menu. Make sure that “PC” is selected before connecting.This is not required if your camera [SETUP] tab Arrow pad does not have this setting. Menu button For details on how to operate the menu, refer to your camera's reference manual. SEtUP CARD EDIt PLAY

1

2

Insert the marked end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer as shown below. Look for this mark.

Macintosh

Terminal

USB port The location of the USB port varies depending on the computer. For details, refer to your computer’s manual.

3

After making sure that the camera is turned off, connect the end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera. The location of the USB connector or multi connector varies depending on the camera model. Refer to the camera manual for details. Computer

Rectangular terminal USB port

Smaller terminal

USB cable

USB connector or multi connector

24

Connecting the camera to the computer

4

Turn the camera on in (playback) mode.

Lens barrier

• Most cameras with a lens barrier turn on automatically in Step 3, with the exception of some models which require you to press the (monitor) button or button.

button or button

Power switch Mode dial

Power switch

5

Arrow pad

SELECt

GO

OK button

Macintosh

6

When the screen shown right appears on the monitor in Step 4, use the arrow pad to select “PC” and press the OK button. The computer recognizes the camera as a new device.

• Depending on the camera model, when you connect the camera to the computer, the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the self-timer lamp may light. The computer recognizes the camera automatically and an “Untitled” icon appears on the desktop. If you cannot find this icon, turn off the camera and connect again. Mac OS X When the computer has recognized the camera, the Apple Image Capture software automatically launches. p.29 When the camera is connected to the computer, none of the camera buttons are functional.

25

Downloading images to your computer Mac OS 9 You can download images from the camera and save them in your computer (in this case, in the Hard Disk).

Macintosh

1

If you cannot find this icon, or if an error message appears when you doubleclick the icon, there may be a problem with one of the following: the camera’s power source (the AC adapter is not properly connected or the battery power is low) the card (there is no card in the camera or there is a problem with the card) Check that you can play back pictures on the monitor of your camera. the USB cable (the camera is not properly connected to the computer by the USB cable). Apple “File Exchange” extension is not enabled. • Please refer to your Apple operating system manual for instructions on how to enable this extension.

2

3

26

Double-click the “Untitled” icon displayed on the desktop when the camera is connected to the computer.

Double-click the “Dcim” folder.

Double-click the “100OLYMP” folder.

Downloading images to your computer

Image files (JPEG files) with files names such as “P1010001.JPG” are displayed.

• The camera automatically assigns folder names and file names according to the following rules.

Folder name

File name

(Example)

(Example)

Serial number

Month / Day / Serial number

4

Macintosh

• Serial numbers of image files run from 0001 to 9999. • Serial numbers of folders run from 100 to 999. • When file number 9999 is reached, a new folder is created and assigned the next number. • Months January through September are expressed by the numbers 1 through 9, October by the letter A, November by B and December by C.

Double-click the “Macintosh HD” icon on the desktop.

27

Downloading images to your computer

The “Hard Disk” window is displayed.

Macintosh

5

Drag & drop the image you want to save in the computer (in this case, P1010012.JPG) to the “Hard Disk” window. The image is saved in the computer (in the Hard disk). • To select all images, click Edit > Select all. When the image file has been copied to the computer, you can view images by double-clicking the image files in the “Hard Disk” folder. The files will be opened in the default image viewer of the operating system. If you want to view the image a different size or process it, you will need to open the image with software that supports JPEG or TIFF images files, such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or CAMEDIA Master software. The lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the card access lamp blinks while the image is being copied. Never open the card cover on the camera, load or remove the batteries, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the lamp is blinking as the image files may be destroyed.

28

Downloading images to your computer

Mac OS X Malfunctions such as the following may occur due to the OS. • If the camera is not connected correctly, a malfunction occurs in the computer. • Date and time information of image files is not accurately displayed. • If the card cover of the camera is opened while connecting to the computer, the “untitled” icon does not disappear from the desktop, etc. When the computer has recognized the camera, the Apple Image Capture software dialog appears.

1 2

From the “Download To” menu, select a destination folder.

The images are transferred from the camera to your computer. If you are operating Mac OS X and you want to download images using the same procedure as for Mac OS 9, select “File > Close” and exit the Apple Image Capture software. At this time, the camera is indicated as “unlabeled”.

Macintosh

To download all images, click “Download All”. To selectively download images, click “Download Some” and highlight the desired images.

If you use the Apple Image Capture software, images downloaded to your computer and transferred back to a card may not play back on the camera or may have other problems.

29

Disconnecting the camera from your computer

1

2

Macintosh

3

4 5

30

Make sure that the lamp on the right of the viewfinder or the selftimer lamp (which on some models light while the camera is connected to the computer) or the card access lamp is not blinking. The lamps and their location vary depending on the model. Refer to your camera’s reference manual.

Lamp

Card access lamp

Drag the “untitled” icon on the desktop to “Trash”.

Make sure that the lamp on the right Lamp of the viewfinder or the self-timer lamp (which on some models light while the camera is connected to the computer) or the card access lamp is not blinking. Depending on the camera model, the green lamp may light or lamps that were lit while the camera was connected to the computer may go off. If the lamp is not flashing, then the cable can be removed. Remove the USB cable from the camera.

Remove the USB cable from your computer.

Downloading image files using other OS (For other OS users)

Users running other OS cannot connect the camera directly to a computer. Windows 95 Windows NT Mac OS before OS 9 For an OS listed above, you can download images directly to your computer using an optional floppy disk adapter or PC card adapter. For details, see the Olympus Corporate Site or phone customer support. Does your computer have a USB interface? Is there a port marked on your computer? No

Yes

No

Connect the camera directly to your computer using the provided USB cable.

Yes

Is your OS one of the following? • Windows 98 • Windows 2000 • Windows Me • Windows XP • Mac OS 9/X

Use the optional USB reader/writer.* *Certain card readers may not be compatible with Mac OS X. Check the Olympus website for the most up-to-date compatibility information.

Does your computer have a built-in PC card slot?

Use the optional PC card adapter*.

No Yes

*Not supported by Windows NT4.0 or lower Consult your nearest Olympus representative.

31

http://www.olympus.com/

OLYMPUS CORPORATION Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

OLYMPUS AMERICA INC. Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 631-844-5000

Technical Support (USA) 24/7 online automated help: http://www.olympusamerica.com/support Phone customer support: Tel. 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free) Our phone customer support is available from 8 am to 10 pm (Monday to Friday) ET E-Mail: [email protected] Olympus software updates can be obtained at: http://www.olympus.com/digital

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European Technical Customer Support: Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com or call our TOLL FREE NUMBER* : 00800 - 67 10 83 00 for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom * Please note some (mobile) phone services/provider do not permit access or request an additional prefix to +800 numbers. For all not listed European Countries and in case that you can’t get connected to the above mentioned number please make use of the following CHARGED NUMBERS: +49 180 5 - 67 10 83 or +49 40 - 237 73 899 Our Technical Customer Support is available from 9 am to 6 pm MET (Monday to Friday)

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