Olympus – Camedia C-150 – Quick Start

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LR6X2 or CR-V3X1
DC IN 3.4V
Confirm you have installed the batteries and xD-Picture Card properly by
pressing . The “No Picture” message should be displayed in the monitor.
Turn the camera off by pressing again.
It is strongly recommended that you follow these
step-by-step numbered instructions to set up and
quickly begin using your new Digital Camera.
For more detailed instructions on advanced features, please refer
to the printed Basic Manual included in your package, or the
Reference Manual on the CD-ROM.
Gather your digital camera and the parts as shown in the illustration. You’ll need these to complete the steps for the
camera set-up procedures that follow.
The following items are also included in this package: Basic Manual, video cable, warranty card, registration card (not
pvovided in some areas), and safety precautions booklet.
Digital camera
Strap AA (R6) alkaline
batteries (x2)
Master CD-ROM
xD-Picture Card USB cable
(grey color)
TIP: To maximize battery life, this digital camera features a power saving mode in which the camera enters a sleep mode after
approximately three (3) minutes of non-use. Press the shutter button to wake up the camera.
Before you begin using your Olympus digital camera…
All you need to do is slide the lens barrier open or closed to turn the camera ON or OFF.
a.Loading batteries
• Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of
(the direction indicated by the mark on the cover),
and lift it up in the direction of .
Attach the strap (OPTIONAL)
Attach the strap as illustrated to make the camera easier to handle.
• Insert batteries in the direction shown in the illustration.
• Close the battery compartment cover so that it pushes the batteries down inside. While pressing
the mark, slide the cover in the opposite direction of .
• Insert the xD-Picture Card into the spring-loaded card slot as shown
in the illustration. Push the card fully into the slot. The card will lock
into place when fully inserted.
• To remove, push down on the xD-Picture Card. The card will pop up.
Pull to remove.
• Close the card cover.
Insert the xD-Picture Card
The xD-Picture Card is where the camera stores your pictures and is available in a variety
of memory capacities. The pictures you take with the camera remain on the xD-Picture
Card even when the camera is turned off and/or the batteries are removed.
Set the Date and Time (OPTIONAL)
Although this is not required, it is recommended that you set the date and time. This affects the way image
file names are created, and will conveniently include this information with each picture. The date and time
can also be set when the camera is in the playback mode.
• Open the lens barrier fully until it clicks.
• Press to display the menu.
• Press to select MODE MENU.
• Press three times to select SETUP.
• Press once, and then twice to highlight , and then press once.
• Use to select the date format.
• Adjust the date and time in the appropriate fields by using to select the field, and to set
the proper value. Repeat this step until all date/time fields have been set.

• Press twice to set the date and time and exit the menu.
Turn the camera ON (SHOOTING MODE)
• Open the lens barrier.
• Close the lens barrier to turn the camera off.
Note: Time is entered using the 24-hour format.
Camera Diagram and Controls
Now take a moment to familiarize yourself with the key areas of camera controls by reviewing the illustrations.
Camera Settings in Shooting Mode as shown in Monitor
Camera Settings in Playback Mode as shown in Monitor
Print reserveation
Number of prints
Battery check
Battery check
Flash mode
(still pictures only)
Number of storable still pictures/
seconds remaining for movies
AF target mark
White balance
Spot metering mode
Record mode
Resolution (number of pixels)
TIP: An optional Olympus E-7AC AC adapter is available, and is recommended when downloading images to ensure a
consistent power supply. See the Basic Manual for more information.
• Depending on the camera settings, not all indicators
will be displayed.
Power on Power off
USB connector
Flash Shutter button
Self-timer lamp Lens barrier Lens
Shooting mode
Exposure compensation
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Strap eyelet Card cover
Connector cover DC-IN jack (3.4V)
There is a mark on the bottom of the
camera showing the correct way to insert
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x10 Protect
Record mode
Number pixels
Exposure compensation
White balance
Date and time
File number, Frame number,
Playing time/
Total recording time
Lens barrier
Battery compartment cover
Orange lamp
Green lamp
AF target mark
Arrow pad
OK/Menu button
Tripod socket
Monitor button (QUICK VIEW )
Playback button ( )
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QuickStart Guide
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20097 Hamburg, Germany
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All-Frame Erase: Deletes all pictures on the xD-Picture Card in one
operation, except for pictures you have protected.
Once erased, pictures cannot be restored.
• With the lens barrier closed, press .
• Press , then press to select MODE MENU.
• Use to select the CARD tab, then press twice to access
the CARD SETUP screen.
• ALL ERASE should be highlighted. Press .
• As a safeguard, this digital camera will ask you to select
YES or NO to confirm erasing, as this process permanently
deletes all unprotected pictures. Select YES and press .
There are two ways to compose your subject: with the
viewfinder or using the monitor. Depending upon the shooting
situation, there may be advantages to each method. Please
refer to the printed Basic Manual for more information.
Taking a Picture with the Viewfinder
• Open the lens barrier fully.
• Frame your subjects using the
AF target mark in the viewfinder.
• Press the shutter button halfway.
The digital camera confirms the focus and exposure are
properly set when the green lamp in the viewfinder lights
steadily. The orange lamp informs you that the flash is
recommended and/or recharging (when blinking); or ready
to fire (when steady).
• Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
A short beep confirms your picture has been taken.
You can enlarge your subject when shooting by 1.3,
1.6, 2.0 or 2.5 times.
• The zoom magnification changes continuously
while holding down or .
Taking a Picture with the Monitor
• Open the lens barrier fully.
• Press and then frame your subject using the full-color
Number of Storable Pictures
Your digital camera can handle xD-Picture Card from 16 MB to
256 MB. The number of storable pictures depends on the image
quality selected.
See the Reference Manual for complete descriptions of each
record mode and the storable frame capacity for the various
resolution modes and xD-Picture Card capacities.
TIP: To find out how many frames you have left, turn on the monitor and look for
the number in the lower right corner. Remember, you can always delete unwanted
pictures to make room for more. (See Step 5.)
Press ( ) to cycle through the available flash modes. With the
shutter button depressed halfway, the flash is ready to fire when
the orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights steadily. When the
orange lamp is blinking, the flash is charging.
Green lamp
Orange lamp
Icons representing camera settings appear on the
monitor, telling you important information such as the
Flash and record modes, battery life, and the number
of frames remaining.
• Press the shutter button halfway. The green lamp
will light steadily when the focus and exposure
are set.
• Press the shutter button completely to take the
picture. A short beep confirms your picture has
been taken.
Icon Flash Mode Description
No icon Auto-flash The camera automatically decides if the flash is needed.
Reduces incidence of red-eye by emitting pre-flashes to
shrink pupil size before firing the main flash. The strobe
effect is normal operation for this mode.
Fill-in Flash The flash always fires with every picture.
Flash Off Turns the flash off for times when flash photography is
prohibited or not desired. The flash never fires.
• With the lens barrier closed, press and use the arrow
pad to display the picture you want to erase.
• Press . Press to select .
• Press to select YES, and then press .
Viewing Pictures
There are two ways to access the Playback mode:
• If the camera is OFF and the lens barrier closed,
press once.
• If the camera is in the shooting mode with the lens
barrier fully open, press twice in rapid succession
(Quick View).

The last picture taken appears in the monitor. Use
to scroll though all the images saved on your
xD-Picture Card.
When you are finished reviewing your pictures:
• Press to turn the camera off.
• To return back to the shooting mode, press the shutter
button halfway.
Erasing Pictures
The beauty of digital photography is your ability to keep
the photos you want, delete the rest, and reuse empty
memory space to take new pictures. This digital camera
offers two ways to permanently erase unwanted digital
Single-Frame Erase: Deletes only the picture currently
displayed in the monitor.
With this digital camera, you can easily view the photos
you want—and delete the ones you don’t.
Once erased, pictures cannot be restored.
Olympus makes it simple to connect this digital camera to your
• Turn the camera off.
• Plug the supplied USB cable into the ports on your camera and
computer as illustrated at right.
Windows 98 users must install
the “USB Driver for Windows 98”
software before connecting this
digital camera to the computer.
Refer to the Software
Installation Guide for complete
• Press the button if the camera does not turn on
automatically. The camera starts communicating with the PC.

TIP: Olympus recommends using the optional E-7AC AC adapter to ensure
a consistent power supply when downloading images.
Make sure that the camera is turned off before
connecting it to your computer.
Additional Camera Features
This digital camera offers a host of advanced features to expand your creativity. Here’s just a small
sampling. See the Basic Manual for details on these capabilities, and more!
• 4 Scene Program Shooting Modes: This camera has 4 shooting modes to choose from
depending on the shooting conditions and the effect you want to achieve.
• Macro Mode: For close-ups as tight as 8 inches, select Macro Mode.
• Movie Mode: Yes, this digital camera records movies! (Movie Mode does not record sound.)
• Two-in-one Pictures: Combine two separate images taken in succession and store them as a
single picture.
• Close-up Playback: Enlarge the pictures in the monitor to check details of the selected image.
• Index Display: View several thumbnail pictures on the monitor at once.
• Protecting Pictures: Prevents you from accidentally erasing photos.
• Video Playback: View your pictures and movies on a television monitor.
• Panorama Shooting: Connect overlapping images into a single picture using the panorama
mode and Olympus CAMEDIA Master software.

TIP: Remember to complete and return your Registration Card, and keep all camera documentation handy.
About the Olympus CAMEDIA Master CD-ROM
Your Olympus digital camera comes bundled with a suite of software and
documentation. The CD includes:
• CAMEDIA Master : To download pictures from the camera, view,
organize, retouch, and print your digital photos and movies.
• USB Driver for Windows 98: This utility must be installed to allow the
camera to communicate with your computer if it uses the Microsoft Windows 98
operating system.
• Olympus Digital Camera Reference Manual: A complete
reference guide in digital form, saved on the CD in PDF format.
You`ve now mastered the basic functionality of your new Olympus
digital camera! You are now ready to begin exploring the
possibilities that digital photography brings to your computer.
Activities such as photo editing, printing, and much more are
only steps away!
You are now ready to install the computer software.
• Open the CAMEDIA Master CD-ROM package and locate the Software
Installation Guide in the language you wish to use.
• Continue to follow the step-by-step instructions for installing the software, and
enjoy your new digital photo processing capabilities!
TIP: Images can also be erased while in the “Quick View” mode
described in step 5A. This makes it easy to quickly erase a picture that
you just took.
Each time you press , the zoom magnification changes
in the following sequence:
1.3 times ➝ 1.6 times ➝ 2.0 times ➝ 2.5 times.
Each time you press , the zoom magnification changes
in the following sequence:
2.5 times ➝ 2.0 times ➝ 1.6 times ➝ 1.3 times.
Flash Modes
This digital camera features multiple flash modes.
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