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CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL
DIGITAL CAMERA
REFERENCE MANUAL

D-390
C-150
DIGITAL CAMERA – PC CONNECTION
OPERATION MANUAL
Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions.
Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC.DIGITAL CAMERA
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.
D-390
C-1502
For customers in North and South America
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.
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• 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).
For customers in USA
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number : D-390/C-150
Trade Name : OLYMPUS
Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc.
Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York
11747-3157 U.S.A.
Telephone Number : 631-844-5000
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.Introduction of the camera’s
functions
3
Contents P. 4
Specifications P.111
Index P. 113
For easily learning the fundamentals
of taking pictures
For fine-tuning the settings to get
that particular shot
For playing back and arranging
pictures
Settings that make the camera
easier to operate
Printing pictures
Troubleshooting and other
information
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Getting started P. 7
Using the menus P. 29
Shooting basics P. 37
Advanced shooting P. 52
Playback P. 67
Useful functions P. 84
Print settings P. 93
Miscellaneous P. 99Contents
4
Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………….4
1 Getting started 7
Names of parts ………………………………………………………………………………7
Monitor indications …………………………………………………………………………9
How to use this manual ………………………………………………………………..12
Attaching the strap ……………………………………………………………………….13
Loading batteries …………………………………………………………………………14
Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter …………………………….16
Inserting/Removing a card …………………………………………………………….18
Card basics …………………………………………………………………………..18
Power on/off ………………………………………………………………………………..21
If the card is not recognized (card check) ……………………………………23
Selecting a language …………………………………………………………..24
Setting the date and time …………………………………………………………26
Holding the camera …………………………………………………………………….. 28
2 Using the menus 29
Menu items ………………………………………………………………………………….29
How to use the mode menu ………………………………………………………….. 30
Shortcut menus …………………………………………………………………………….32
Mode menus ………………………………………………………………………………..34
3 Shooting basics 37
Shooting modes …………………………………………………………………………..37
Selecting shooting modes …………………………………………………………38
Taking still pictures PHOTO ……………………………………………………..40
Taking still pictures using the viewfinder ……………………………………..40
Taking still pictures using the monitor …………………………………………41
Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor ……………………………………..43
If correct focus cannot be obtained ………………………………………………..44
How to lock the focus ………………………………………………………………44
Subjects that are difficult to focus on…………………………………………..455
Contents
Recording movies ……………………………………………………………………46
Zoom (Digital zoom) ……………………………………………………………………..48
Using the flash …………………………………………………………………………49
4 Advanced shooting 52
Macro mode shooting ………………………………………………………………52
Self-timer shooting ………………………………………………………………….53
Selecting the metering area (Spot metering) ………………………………54
PANORAMA – Panorama shooting ………………………………………………….55
2 IN 1 – Taking two-in-one pictures 2IN1……………………………………….57
Changing the record mode ……………………………………………………….59
Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) ………………63
Adjusting the white balance WB ……………………………………………………65
5 Playback 67
Viewing still pictures ………………………………………………………………67
QUICK VIEW…………………………………………………………………………..68
Close-up playback ………………………………………………………………69
Index display ……………………………………………………………………..70
Slideshow …………………………………………………………………………71
Picture Rotation ………………………………………………………………….72
Playback on a TV ………………………………………………………………………. 73
MOVIE PLAY – Viewing movies ………………………………………………..74
Protecting pictures ………………………………………………………………..76
Erasing pictures ……………………………………………………………………..77
Single-frame erase ………………………………………………………………….77
All-frame erase ………………………………………………………………….78
Editing still pictures ……………………………………………………………………….79
Creating black and white pictures ………………………………………………79
Creating sepia-toned pictures ……………………………………………………80
Resizing pictures ………………………………………………………………80
INDEX – Creating an index …………………………………………………………….826
Contents
6 Useful functions 84
MODE RESET – Restoring the factory default settings……………………….84
ALL RESET – Saving the settings ……………………………………………………84
CARD SETUP – Formatting cards ………………………………………………85
Displaying shooting information INFO …………………………………………..87
REC VIEW – Viewing a picture immediately after shooting………………….88
Adjusting the monitor brightness ………………………………………………88
Turning the beep sound off ……………………………………………………..89
FILE NAME ………………………………………………………………………………….89
PIXEL MAPPING…………………………………………………………………………..91
VIDEO OUT – Video output selection ………………………………………………92
7 Print settings 93
How to print pictures ………………………………………………………………..93
All-frame reservation ………………………………………………………………..95
Single-frame reservation …………………………………………………………..96
Resetting print reservation data ………………………………………………..98
8 Miscellaneous 99
Error codes ………………………………………………………………………………….99
Troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………………..100
Menu list ……………………………………………………………………………………105
Factory default settings ………………………………………………………………..108
List of functions by shooting mode ………………………………………………..109
Camera maintenance ………………………………………………………………….110
Specifications………………………………………………………………………………111
Index …………………………………………………………………………………………1137
1
Getting started
Names of parts
1 Getting started
Shutter button ~P. 40
Flash ~P. 49
Connector
cover
~P. 73
DC-IN jack ~P. 16
Self-timer lamp ~P. 53
Lens barrier
Turns the camera on and
off in the shooting mode.
Lens
VIDEO OUT jack ~P. 738
Names of parts
1
Getting started
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)~P. 12
Zoom in ~P. 48
Close-up playback ~P. 69
Zoom out ~P. 48
Index display ~P. 70
Flash
~P. 49
Monitor
~P. 41
Battery compartment cover ~P. 14
OK/Menu button( )
~P. 29
Monitor button
(QUICK VIEW ) ~P. 68
Playback button ( )~ P. 67
Shooting: Turns on/off the monitor
Playback: Turns on/off the camera
• Press this button after connecting the
camera to the PC with the USB
cable.
Strap eyelet
~P. 13
Tripod socket
Viewfinder ~P. 40
AF target mark ~P. 40
Green lamp ~P. 40
Orange lamp ~P. 40, 49
Arrow pad
Viewfinder
Simply press a button
(Ñ/ñ/É/í) to directly select
zoom in/out, flash or self-timer.
Buttons are also used to
navigate the various menu
items.
Self-timer
~P. 53
Card cover ~P. 19
USB
connector9
1
Getting started
Monitor indications
●Shooting mode
Items Indications Ref. page
1 Battery check , P. 11
2 Shooting mode P, , , , , P. 37
3 Exposure –2.0 – +2.0 P. 63
compensation
4 Spot metering mode P. 54
5 White balance , , , P. 65
6 AF target mark [ ] P. 41
7 Macro P. 52
8 Flash mode , , P. 49
9 Self-timer P. 53
10 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 59
11 Resolution 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, P. 60
(number of pixels) 640 x 480, etc.
12 Number of storable 11 P. 41
still pictures
Seconds remaining 11“ P. 46
for movies
4
7
8
9
10 11 12
5
6
12 3
P
HQ 1600 x 1200
2.0 +10
1
Getting started
Monitor indications
●Playback mode
INFO setting allows you to select how much information to display on the
monitor. Screens when the information display is set to ON are shown
below. ~ “Displaying shooting information” (P. 87)
• The indications that appear on a movie picture that has been
displayed from the index display are different from those that
appear when the movie picture is displayed using the movie
playback function.
Note
Still picture Movie
Items Indications Ref. page
1 Battery check , P. 11
2 Print reservation x10 P. 95
Number of prints P. 96
3 Protect P. 76
4 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P. 59
5 Number of pixels 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, P. 60
640 x 480, etc.
6 Exposure –2.0 – +2.0 P. 63
compensation
7 White balance WB AUTO, , , , P. 65
8 Date and time `03.09.12 12:30 P. 26
9 File number, Frame 100-0020, 12, 0″/15″ P. 74
number, Playing time P. 87
/Total recording time
10 Movie mode P. 74
HQ HQ
SIZE: 1600×1200 SIZE: 1600×1200
+2.0 2.0
’03.09.12 12:30 03.09.12 12:30
FILE: 100 FILE: 100–0020 0020
x10
12 3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HQ HQ
SIZE: 320×240 SIZE: 320×240
WB AUTO WB AUTO
’03.09.12 12:30 03.09.12 12:30
0″/15″ 0″/15″ 9
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1
Getting started
Monitor indications
●Battery check
If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication on the
monitor changes as follows when the camera is turned on or while the
camera is in use.
Lights (Green)
(The indicator turns
off after several
seconds.)
Blinks (Red)
Pictures can be
taken.*
Remaining power level: low.
Prepare new batteries.
Green and orange lamps on
right of viewfinder blink.
Remaining power level:
exhausted.
Put in new batteries.
No indication
* The amount of energy the camera uses varies greatly on how the camera is operated.
Battery power may finish without displaying any warning, causing the camera to turn
off.12
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4
Advanced shooting
PANORAMA – Panorama shooting
You can take advantage of panorama shooting with the Olympus xD-Picture
Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges
into a single panoramic picture, using the CAMEDIA Master software
contained on the CD-ROM provided.
Connects pictures from
left to right.
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA T
PANORAMA, and press í.
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
• The monitor turns on.
• The PANORAMA mode is set.
2 On the monitor, use the arrow pad to
choose the direction you want the
pictures connected.
í : Connects the pictures from left to right.
É : Connects the pictures from right to left.
Ñ : Connects the pictures from bottom to top.
ñ : Connects the pictures from top to bottom.
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
How to use this manual
Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details of
operating procedures, see “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30).
The buttons for various functions and
their locations are clearly illustrated.
Ñ, ñ, É and í indicate which button
to press on the arrow pad.
This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual
instructions in this manual.
●Indications used in this manual
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.
Note
~13
1
Getting started
Attaching the strap
1 Thread the short end of the strap through
the strap eyelet.
• The strap can only enter from the lens side.
2 Thread the long end of the strap through
the loop that has already gone through
the eyelet.
3 Pull the strap tight, making sure that it is
securely fastened and does not come
loose.
Strap eyelet
• 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 following the procedure 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.
Note14
1
Getting started
Loading batteries
Use one CR-V3 lithium battery pack, or two AA (R6) NiMH batteries or
alkaline batteries.
• CR-V3 lithium battery packs cannot be re-charged.
• Do not peel the label on a CR-V3 lithium battery pack.
• Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used.
Important
1 Make sure that:
2 Slide the battery compartment cover in
the direction of a (the direction
indicated by the mark on the cover),
and lift it up in the direction of b.
3 Insert batteries in the direction shown in the illustration.
When using AA (R6) batteries
There is a mark on the
bottom of the camera
showing the correct
way to insert batteries.
When using a CR-V3 lithium battery pack
The lens barrier
is closed.
The monitor is off.
The lamps on the right of
the viewfinder are off.
a b15
1
Getting started
Loading batteries
• Some camera settings will return to the factory default settings if
the camera is left for about one hour with the battery removed.
Note
4 Close the battery compartment cover so
that it pushes batteries down inside.
While pressing the mark, slide the
cover in the direction of c.
• If the battery compartment cover seems hard to
close, do not force it. With the battery
compartment cover shut, press the mark
firmly and push in the direction shown in the
illustration.
c16
1
Getting started
Loading batteries
Selecting batteries or the optional AC adapter
In addition to the batteries provided, this camera can also use the following
types of batteries or AC adapter. Choose the power source best suited to
the situation.
●CR-V3 lithium battery packs (Not rechargeable)
Because CR-V3 lithium battery packs have long lives, they are convenient
when traveling. Do not peel off their labels.
●NiMH batteries (Rechargeable)
Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. If they are
often charged without first using all their power, the amount of time they
can be used will become gradually shorter.
●AA (R6) alkaline batteries
When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline
batteries, which are easy to get anywhere. However, the number of
pictures you can store may vary greatly, depending on the battery
manufacturer, shooting conditions, etc. To save power, turn off the monitor
whenever possible.
●AC adapter
Be sure to use the specified AC adapter. An AC adapter is useful for time-
consuming tasks such as image downloads.
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.
AC wall outlet
Connection cord plug
Open the connector
cover and plug in the
AC adapter.
DC-IN jack
AC adapter17
1
Getting started
Loading batteries
• Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used.
• If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a
PC, the image data may be lost or damaged. You are
recommended to use the AC adapter when transferring images to a
PC. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera
is communicating with the PC.
• Do not remove or load batteries or connect or disconnect the AC
adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the
camera’s internal settings or functions.
• Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described
below. This could make batteries run out of power quickly.
• Turning on the monitor.
• Repeated auto-focus by depressing the shutter button halfway.
• When the camera is connected to a PC.
• When using an AC adapter, power is supplied to the camera by the
AC adapter even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC
adapter does not charge batteries in the camera.
• Carefully read the separate-volume Safety Precaution before use.
Note18
1
Getting started
Inserting/Removing a card
“Card” in this manual refers to the xD-Picture Card. The camera uses the
card to record pictures.
Card basics
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.
1 Index area
You can write down the card’s contents.
2 Contact area
Comes into contact with the camera’s signal
read contacts.
Compatible cards
• xD-Picture Card (16 to 256 MB)
• 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. ~ “CARD SETUP –
Formatting cards” (P. 85)
Note
1
2●Inserting a card
1 Make sure that:
2 Open the card cover.
3 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as
shown.
• Insert the card while keeping it straight.
• When the card is inserted fully, you will feel it lock into place.
• 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.
4 Close the card cover.
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1
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Inserting/Removing a card
The lens barrier
is closed.
The monitor is off.
The lamps on the right of
the viewfinder are off.
Notch
Index area side
When the card is
inserted properly.20
1
Getting started
Inserting/Removing a card
●Removing the card
1 Make sure that:
2 Open the card cover.
3 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.
4 Hold the card straight and pull it out.
5 Close the card cover.
Releasing your finger quickly after
pushing the card all the way in may
cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot.
• Do not push in the card with hard or pointed objects, such as a pen.
• Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the battery while
the camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data on the
card. Once destroyed, data cannot be restored.
Note
Note
The lens barrier
is closed.
The monitor is off.
The lamps on the right of
the viewfinder are off.21
1
Getting started
Power on/off
●When shooting pictures
Power on: Open the lens barrier.
The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
Power off: Close the lens barrier.
The camera turns off.
TIPS
• To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep
mode (stops being active) after about 3 minutes of non-operation.
The camera activates again as soon as you lightly press the
shutter button. Whenever possible, turn the camera off when you
do not intend to take any pictures for a while.
● Power on
● Power off22
1
Getting started
Power on/off
●When playing back pictures
Power on: Press with the lens barrier
closed.
The camera turns on in the playback
mode. The monitor turns on and the
last picture taken is displayed.
Power off: Press .
The monitor and the camera turn
off.
TIPS
• When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up for an instant
and a picture appear after a short time. This is not a malfunction.
• Never open the card cover, remove the card or the battery, or
connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned
on. Doing so could destroy all data on the card. Destroyed data
cannot be restored. When changing the card, be sure to turn the
camera off before opening the card cover.
Note23
1
Getting started
Power on/off
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.
• All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted.
Note
Monitor indication Corrective action
There is no card in the camera or the card is not
inserted properly.
TTurn off the camera, then 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.
TReplace the card with a new one.
Press Ññ to select POWER OFF, then press
.
TFormat the card.
Press Ññ to select FORMAT, then press
to display the confirmation screen.
Select YES and press .
Formatting starts. If the card was successfully
formatted, the camera is ready to take pictures.
NO CARD
SELECT SELECT GO GO
CARD SETUP CARD SETUP
POWER OFF
FORMAT FORMAT24
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Getting started
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 languages vary depending on the area where you purchased this
camera.
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press í on the arrow pad to select
MODE MENU.
4 Press Ññ to select the SETUP tab, then
press í.
5 Press Ññ to select , then press í.
SETUP tab
Top menu
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
SETUP CAM CARD PIC
ALL RESET
REC VIEW REC VIEW
FILE NAME
ON
ON
ON
RESET
ENGLISH ENGLISH
SETUP CAM CARD PIC
ALL RESET
REC VIEW REC VIEW
FILE NAME
ON
ON
ON
RESET
ENGLISH
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)25
1
Getting started
Selecting a language
6 Press Ññ to select a language, then
press .
7 Press again to exit the menu.
8 Close the lens barrier to turn the camera
off.
TIPS
• The language can also be set from the playback mode.
SELECT GO
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH DEUTSCH
ESPAÑOL OL26
1
Getting started
Setting the date and time
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press í on the arrow pad to select
MODE MENU.
4 Press Ññ to select the SETUP tab, then
press í.
5 Press Ññ to select , then press í.
• The green frame moves to the selected item.
Top menu
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
SETUP tab
SETUP CAM CARD PIC
ALL RESET
REC VIEW REC VIEW
FILE NAME
ON
ON
ON
RESET
ENGLISH ENGLISH
SETUP CAM CARD PIC
VIDEO OUT NTSC
’03.01.01 03.01.01
00:00 00:00
PIXEL MAPPING PIXEL MAPPING
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)27
1
Getting started
Setting the date and time
6 Press Ññ 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 í.
• Move to the year setting.
• The following steps show the procedure used
when the date and time settings are set to Y-M-D.
7 Press Ññ to set the year, then press í
to move to the month setting.
• To move back to the previous setting, press É.
• The first two digits of the year are fixed.
8 Repeat this procedure until the date and
time are completely set.
• The camera only displays the time in the 24-hour
time system. (“2 pm” would be “14:00”.)
9Press .
• For a more accurate setting, press when the time hits 00 seconds. The
clock starts when you press the button.
10 Close the lens barrier to turn the camera
off.
TIPS
• The date and time can also be set from the playback mode.
• The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off.
• The date and time settings will be canceled if the camera is left
without the battery for approximately 1 hour. 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.
Note
SELECT SELECT SET SET GO GO
2003 . 01 . 01
SELECT SELECT SET SET GO GO
2003 . 01 . 0128
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Getting started
Holding the camera
When taking pictures, hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping
your elbows at your sides to prevent the camera from moving. When using a
vertical grip, hold the camera so that the flash is higher than the lens.
Taking pictures using the monitor
Taking pictures using the viewfinder
• 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.
Note
Horizontal grip
Incorrect grip
Vertical grip
Keep your fingers and the strap away from
the lens and flash.
Be sure to hold the camera with both
hands to stop it from moving. Keeping
your elbows at your sides is very
effective for this.29
2
Using the menus
Menu items
2 Using the menus
When you turn on the camera and press , the top menu is displayed
on the monitor. The functions of this camera are set from the menus. This
chapter explains the types of menu items that this camera has and how
they work, using shooting mode screens.
Press .
The top menu is
displayed.
Select a menu using
the arrow pad.
• Takes you directly to the setting
screen.
• Display operational buttons at the
bottom of the screen.
• Categorizes the settings into
tabs.
• Displays the tabs of each menu.
Select the desired tab on the left
of the screen by pressing Ññ.
Shortcut Menus MODE MENU
Tab
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
CANCEL CANCEL SELECT SELECT GO GO
SHQ SHQ 1600 x 1200
HQ 1600 x 1200
SQ1 SQ1 1024 x 768
SQ2 SQ2 640 x 480
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA
PROGRAM PROGRAM
AUTO AUTO
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.030
2
Using the menus
How to use the mode menu
1 Press to display the top
menu. Press í.
2 Press Ññ to select a tab, then
press í.
Top menu CAMERA tab
SETUP tab
CARD tab
Press É to
return to the tab
selection screen.
É
í
Ñ ñ
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
PICTURE tab
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
å
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA ANORAMA
PROGRAM PROGRAM
AUTO AUTO
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.0
í
å
ß
SET CAM CARD PICTURE
WB WB AUTO AUTO
¥
˙
SET CAM CARD PIC
CARD SETUP CARD SETUP
Ñ ñ
¥
˙
SETUP CAM CARD PIC
ALL RESET ALL RESET
REC VIEW REC VIEW
FILE NAME FILE NAME
ON ON
ON ON
ON ON
RESET RESET
ENGLISH
Ñ ñ
¥
˙
~ Continued on next page31
2
Using the menus
How to use the mode menu
3 Press Ññ to select an item,
then press í.
4 Press Ññ to select a
setting. Press to
complete setting.
Press again to
exit the menu and return
to shooting.
The green frame
moves to the selected
item.
To return to select
an item, press É
or .
• Items available for selection depends on the camera settings.
• You can take pictures while a menu is displayed in the shooting
mode.
• If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set
ALL RESET to OFF. ~ “ALL RESET – Saving the settings” (P. 84)
Note
É or
Ñ ñ
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA ANORAMA
PROGRAM PROGRAM
AUTO AUTO
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.0
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA ANORAMA
PROGRAM PROGRAM
AUTO AUTO
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.0
¥
˙
É
í
å
ß
Ñ ñ
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA ANORAMA
OFF
ON ON
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA ANORAMA
OFF OFF
ON
¥
˙32
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Using the menus
Shortcut menus
●Shooting mode
Shortcut menus are frequently-used menus that can be accessed from the
top menu.
Records movies. This icon appears when the menu is P. 46
displayed in the still picture shooting mode.
Sets the image quality and resolution. P. 59
Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2
Movie : HQ, SQ
A simple press of the shutter button gives you optimal exposure P. 37
and focus for general photography. This icon appears when the
menu is displayed in the movie recording mode.
Still picture
MODE RESET
Restores functions (exposure compensation, white balance, P. 84
etc.) to the factory default settings. MODE RESET is identical
to the ALL RESET function included in the MODE MENU.
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
Movie
MODE MENU
MODE RESET
PHOTO
PHOTO33
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Using the menus
Shortcut menus
●Playback mode
MOVIE PLAY
INFO
Runs through all saved pictures one after another as a P. 71
slide show. This icon appears when the menu is displayed
while a still picture is played back.
Plays back movies. This icon appears when the menu is P. 74
displayed while a movie frame is played back.
Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P. 87
ERASE
Erases the selected still picture or movie. P. 77
Still picture
ERASE
INFO MODE MENU
Movie
ERASE
INFO MODE MENU
MOVIE PLAY34
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Using the menus
Mode menus
CAMERA tab
The MODE MENU is divided into tabs. Press Ññ to select a tab and
display the associated menu items.
●Shooting mode
CAMERA tab
SCENE SELECT Selects the shooting mode from P. 38
(program auto), (portrait),
(landscape), (night scene) or
(self portrait).
Allows you to shoot as close as P. 52
20 cm (0.7 ft.) to your subject.
Meters light within the AF target mark P. 54
to determine exposure.
Adjusts the brightness of the picture. P. 63
PANORAMA Allows panorama pictures to be taken P. 55
with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards.
2 IN 1 Combines two still pictures taken in P. 57
succession and stores them as a single
picture.
CARD tab
CARD SETUP Formats a card. P. 85
CARD tab
SETUP tab
PICTURE tab
WB Sets the appropriate white balance P. 65
according to the light source.
PICTURE tab
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA
PROGRAM PROGRAM
AUTO AUTO
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.0
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
OFF OFF
OFF OFF
0.0 0.0
Still picture Movie35
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Using the menus
Mode menus
●Playback mode
PLAY tab
Protects pictures from accidental erasure. P. 76
Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise or P. 72
counterclockwise.
Stores print reservation information on the P. 93
card.
SETUP tab
ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current P. 84
camera settings when you turn off the
power.
Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 24
Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, P. 89
etc.) on and off.
REC VIEW Selects whether to display pictures on the P. 88
monitor while saving them to a card.
FILE NAME Chooses how to name files and folders P. 89
of pictures.
PIXEL MAPPING Checks the CCD and image processing P. 91
functions for errors.
Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 88
Sets the date and time. P. 26
VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 92
TV’s video signal type. TV video signal
types differ depending on the region.
PLAY tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab
EDIT tab
SET PLAY CARD EDIT
OFF OFF
0
SET PLAY CARD EDIT
OFF OFF
Still picture Movie36
2
Using the menus
Mode menus
CARD tab
CARD SETUP Formats the card, erasing all image data P. 23
stored on it. P. 85
SETUP tab
ALL RESET Selects whether to keep the current P. 84
camera settings when you turn off the
power.
Selects a language for on-screen display. P. 24
Turns the beep sound (used for warnings, P. 89
etc.) on and off.
Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P. 88
Sets the date and time. P. 26
VIDEO OUT Selects NTSC or PAL according to your P. 92
TV’s video signal type. TV video signal
types differ depending on the region.
Selects the number of frames in the index P. 70
display.
EDIT tab
BLACK&WHITE Creates a black and white picture and P. 79
saves it as a new picture.
SEPIA Creates a sepia-toned picture and saves P. 80
it as a new picture.
Makes the file size smaller and saves it P. 80
as a new picture.
INDEX Creates an index picture of a movie in 9 P. 82
frames.37
3
Shooting basics
Shooting modes
3 Shooting basics
This camera shoots still pictures and movies. In the still picture shooting
mode, select a shooting mode from PHOTO(),
depending on shooting conditions and the effect you want. The factory
default setting is P (PROGRAM AUTO). You are able to shoot normally
even if you do not select a shooting mode.
 PHOTO Still picture shooting
Lets you take still pictures. You can select a more specific shooting mode
depending on the scenes you want to shoot.
 Movie recording
Lets you record movies. You cannot record movies with sound. ~
“Recording movies” (P. 46)
Still picture shooting modes
P PROGRAM AUTO (factory default setting)
Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes settings
for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode, can be
adjusted manually.
Portrait shooting
Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera
automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Landscape shooting
Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The
camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Night-Scene shooting
Suitable for taking photos of landscapes
and people in the evening or at night.
The camera sets a slower shutter speed
than is used in normal shooting. If you
take a picture of a street at night in any
other mode, the lack of brightness will
result in a dark picture with the
background underexposed and without
details. In this mode, the true appearance
of the street is captured. The camera
automatically sets the optimal shooting
conditions. We recommend that you set
the flash mode to AUTO.
Normal shooting and flash on
Night-Scene shooting and flash on38
3
Shooting basics
Shooting modes
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.
Selecting shooting modes
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 In the top menu, press í to select MODE
MENU.
• Movie recording: Press Ñ to select .
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)39
3
Shooting basics
Shooting modes
TIPS
• Refer to “List of functions by shooting mode” (P.109) for details of
the functions for each mode.
• Digital zoom and panorama shooting are not available in Self-
Portrait mode.
Note
4 Press Ññ to select the CAMERA tab,
then press í.
5 Press Ññ to select SCENE SELECT,
then press í.
6 Press Ññ to select a mode from
,
, , or , then press
.
• Press again to exit the menu.
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA
PROGRAM
AUTO40
3
Shooting basics
Taking still pictures using the viewfinder
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 Compose your picture
while looking at the
image in the viewfinder.
3 Press the shutter button gently (halfway) to adjust
the focus.
• When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp
lights steadily. (focus lock)
• If the orange lamp lights, the flash fires automatically.
4 Press the shutter button all the way (fully).
• The camera takes the picture, and a beep sounds.
• When the green lamp stops blinking, you can take the next
picture.
• When the orange lamp starts blinking, the pictures are stored
on the card.
Taking still pictures
You can take still pictures using either the monitor or the viewfinder. Both
methods are easy as all you have to do is to press the shutter button.
Orange lamp
Green lamp
AF target mark
Shutter button
PHOTO41
3
Shooting basics
Taking still pictures
TIPS
It is difficult to focus on the subject.
T~ “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P. 44)
The green lamp blinks.
TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm/1.6
ft. away from the subject. When the distance from the camera
to the subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode.
~ “Macro mode shooting” (P. 52)
TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked.
~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P. 45)
The orange lamp blinks.
TIf the shutter button is being pressed halfway, the flash is charging.
Wait until the light turns off.
To check the picture you have just taken immediately.
TSet REC VIEW to ON. ~ “REC VIEW – Viewing a picture
immediately after shooting” (P . 88)
Taking still pictures using the monitor
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
• Slide the lens barrier fully open until it clicks.
2 Press to turn on the monitor.
3 Decide the composition of the picture
while looking at the image on the
monitor.
Shutter button
Shooting mode (P. 37)
AF target mark
No. of storable still pictures (P. 60)
P
HQ HQ 1600 x 1200
Record mode (P. 59)
Green lamp (P. 42)
This indicates the same status as
the green lamp on the right of the
viewfinder.
Flash stand-by/Flash charge (P. 49)
This indicates the same status as the
orange lamp on the right of the
viewfinder.42
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Shooting basics
Taking still pictures
• Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is
pressed hard, the camera will move.
• Recorded pictures will be saved on the card regardless of whether
the camera is turned off or the battery is changed or removed.
• Never open the card cover, remove the battery or disconnect the
AC adapter while the orange lamp is blinking. Doing so could
destroy stored pictures and prevent storage of the pictures you
have just taken.
• When taking pictures against strong backlight, the area of the
picture in shadow may appear colored.
Note
TIPS
The green lamp blinks.
TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm
away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the
subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode.
~ “Macro mode shooting” (P . 52)
TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked.
~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P . 45)
The monitor turns off automatically.
TIf the camera is not used for approximately 3 minutes, the monitor
turns off automatically. Touch the shutter button or arrow pad to
turn the monitor on again.
The monitor is hard to see.
TBright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines to
appear on the monitor screen. In this case, use the viewfinder.
This does not affect recorded pictures.
4 Take a picture by following the same
procedure as when shooting with the
viewfinder.~ “Taking still pictures
using the viewfinder” (P. 40)43
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Shooting basics
Taking still pictures
Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor
• The camera records a wider area than the image in the
viewfinder.
• As you get closer to the subject, the actual image recorded
becomes lower than the one in the viewfinder (see left).
Viewfinder
Camera movement does not
occur easily and subjects
can be seen clearly even in
bright places. Little battery
power is used.
When close to a subject, the
image in the viewfinder is a
little different from the
picture that the camera
actually records.
Use the viewfinder for
general snapshots
(landscape pictures, casual
shots, etc.).
Monitor
You can check the picture area that
the camera actually records more
accurately.
Camera movement can occur easily
and subjects may be difficult to see in
bright/dark places. The monitor uses
more battery power than the
viewfinder.
Use the monitor when you want to
shoot while checking the picture area
that the camera actually records, or to
take close-up shots of people, flowers,
etc.
Advantages
Disadvantages
Tips44
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Shooting basics
If correct focus cannot be obtained
If the subject is difficult to focus on, lock the focus before shooting as
explained below. This is called focus lock.
How to lock the focus
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 Position the AF target mark on the
subject you want to focus on.
• When shooting a hard-to-focus subject, point the
camera at an object about the same distance
away as the subject.
3 Press the shutter button halfway.
• When the focus and exposure are locked, the
green lamp lights.
• When the green lamp blinks, the focus is not
locked. Release your finger from the shutter
button, re-position your subject and press the
shutter button halfway again.
4 Keeping the shutter button pressed
halfway, recompose your shot.
5 Press the shutter button fully.
AF target mark
Shutter button
Shutter button
Orange lamp
Green lamp45
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Shooting basics
If correct focus cannot be obtained
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.
Subject with low
contrast
Subject with an
extremely bright area
in the center of the
frame
The green
lamp blinks.
The subject
cannot be
brought into
focus.
The green
lamp lights,
but the
subject cannot
be brought
into focus.
Subject without
vertical lines
Fast-moving subject The subject to be
focused on is not in
the center of the
frame
Subjects at different
distances
TIPS
The green lamp blinks.
TYou are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 50 cm
away from the subject. When the distance from the camera to the
subject is less than 50 cm/1.6 ft, select the macro mode.
~ “Macro mode shooting” (P . 52)
TDepending on the subject, the focus may not be locked.
~ “Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (See below.)46
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Shooting basics
Recording movies
You can record movies with this camera. Recorded movies can be played
back or stored as the other still pictures using the index function.
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press Ñ to select .
• Movie recording is set and the camera returns to
the shooting mode.
• The mark and the total recordable time
depending on the card memory capacity are
displayed on the monitor.
4 Decide the composition while looking at
the image on the monitor.
5 Press the shutter button halfway.
• The focus is locked.
6 Press the shutter button fully to start
recording.
• The orange lamp on the right of the viewfinder
lights.
• The camera always sets the best exposure, even if the subject moves.
• During movie recording, lights red and the time you can shoot is displayed.
7 Press the shutter button again to stop recording.
• The orange lamp blinks while the movie is stored on the card.
• When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops
automatically.
Seconds remaining
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
Shutter button47
Recording movies
3
Shooting basics
• Digital zoom does not work in the (movie) mode.
• The camera enters the still picture shooting mode when the lens
barrier is closed. ~ “ALL RESET – Saving the settings” (P. 84)
• During movie recording, the flash is disabled.
• It takes longer to store movies than still pictures.
• The seconds remaining varies depending on the record mode and
the amount of space available on the card.
• You cannot record movies with sound.
NoteYou can enlarge your subject when shooting by 1.3, 1.6, 2.0 or 2.5 times.
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 Press Ñ.
• The monitor turns on and the zoom bar appears.
The subject is magnified by 1.3 times.
3 Press Ññ while looking at the image on the monitor.
• Each time you press Ñ, the zoom magnification changes in the following
sequence:
1 time T 1.3 times T 1.6 times T 2.0 times T 2.5 times.
• Each time you press ñ, the zoom magnification changes in the following
sequence:
2.5 times T 2.0 times T 1.6 times T 1.3 times T 1 time.
• The zoom magnification changes continuously while holding down Ñ or ñ.
4 Take the picture.
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Shooting basics
P
HQ HQ 1600 x 1200
T
W
Zoom (Digital zoom)
The cursor moves on the
zoom indicator according to
the zoom magnification.
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)
Shutter button
• Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy.
• Camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications.
• Turning the monitor off cancels the digital zoom.
Note49
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Shooting basics
Using the flash
• The flash does not fire in the movie record mode or during
Panorama shooting.
Note
Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you
want to achieve.
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 Press í().
• The monitor turns on.
• The current flash setting is displayed.
3 Press í again to set the flash mode.
• Each time you press í, the flash mode changes
in the following sequence:
“AUTO” – “ Red-eye reduction” – “ Fill-in
flash” – “ Flash off”.
4 Press the shutter button halfway.
• When the flash fires, the orange lamp lights steady.
5 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
Flash working range: 0.2 – 3.3 m (0.7 – 10.8 ft)
TIPS
The orange lamp blinks.
TThe flash is charging. Wait until the lamp goes off.
í()
P
HQ HQ 1600 x 1200
AUTO
Shutter button50
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Shooting basics
Using the flash
• After the pre-flash, 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.
Note
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 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.
The subject’s eyes appear red.
• The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively
bright light.
Note
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).51
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Shooting basics
Using the flash
• 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.
Note
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, such as in
an art museum. You can also use this mode when you want to shoot a
natural-looking twilight or night scene.52
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Advanced shooting
Macro mode shooting
4 Advanced shooting
The macro mode allows you to shoot at a distance of 20 cm to 50 cm (0.7
ft. to 1.6 ft.) from your subject.
You can also shoot subjects which are at a distance of over 50 cm (1.6 ft.).
However, compared to shots between 20 cm and 50 cm, the camera may
take more time to focus on the subject.
With the macro mode
• If you are close to a subject, the picture in the viewfinder is different
from the area that the camera actually records. For macro mode
shooting, we recommend using the monitor.
• If you use the flash in macro shooting, shadows may be
conspicuous and the correct exposure may not be achieved. Check
the recorded image on the monitor.
Note
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA TT ON,
and press .
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
• Press again to exit the menu.
3 Take the picture while viewing the
monitor.
Normal shooting
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)53
4
Advanced shooting
Self-timer shooting
This function lets you take pictures using the self-timer. Fix the camera
securely on a tripod or set it on a level surface for self-timer shooting. This
function is useful for taking pictures where you want to be included in the
photograph.
1 Open the lens barrier fully.
2 Press É().
• The monitor turns on.
3 Press É again to set the self-timer mode.
• The setting changes between OFF and
ON each time É is pressed. When the self-
timer mode is selected, is displayed on the
monitor.
4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button
to start the timer and take the picture.
• The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10
seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for
approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken.
• The self-timer mode is automatically canceled
after one shot.
Self-timer lamp
É()
ON
P
HQ HQ 1600 x 1200
Self-timer mark54
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Advanced shooting
Selecting the metering area (Spot metering)
In a backlight situation, your subject may appear dark if the picture is taken
with the normal metering value (center-weighted average light metering). In
this case, by changing the metering area to the center of the viewfinder (spot
metering), a subject can be shot with optimal exposure regardless of the
background light.
OFF:
Meters the entire viewfinder to obtain the optimum exposure. (No indication
is displayed on the monitor.)
ON (spot metering):
Meters only the center of the viewfinder to obtain the appropriate exposure
for a subject there.
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA TT ON,
and press .
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
• Press again to exit the menu.
2 Take the picture.
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)55
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Advanced shooting
PANORAMA – Panorama shooting
You can take advantage of panorama shooting with the Olympus xD-Picture
Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges
into a single panoramic picture, using the CAMEDIA Master software
contained on the CD-ROM provided.
Connects pictures from
left to right.
Connects pictures from
bottom to top.
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA T
PANORAMA, and press í.
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
• The monitor turns on.
• The PANORAMA mode is set.
2 On the monitor, use the arrow pad to
choose the direction you want the
pictures connected.
í : Connects the pictures from left to right.
É : Connects the pictures from right to left.
Ñ : Connects the pictures from bottom to top.
ñ : Connects the pictures from top to bottom.
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)56
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Advanced shooting
PANORAMA – Panorama shooting
3 Make sure that the edges of the pictures overlap, then take your
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.
• Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures.
• When you have taken 10 pictures, a warning mark
is displayed.
4 Press to finish panorama shooting.
• The frame on the screen disappears and the camera returns to the normal
shooting mode.
• The panorama mode is only available with Olympus xD-Picture
Card.
• Your computer’s memory may be insufficient if you take too many
panorama pictures in HQ or SHQ mode. You are recommended to
use SQ1/SQ2 mode for panorama shooting.
• During panorama shooting, the flash is not available.
• The camera itself cannot connect panorama pictures. The
CAMEDIA Master software is necessary to connect the pictures.
Note
When shooting, make sure that the edges (right/left/top/bottom) of the images
overlap, so that the CAMEDIA Master software can correctly connect the pictures.57
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Advanced shooting
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.
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA T 2 IN 1, and
press í.
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
• The monitor turns on.
• The two-in-one picture mode is set.
2 Take the first shot while observing your
subject on the monitor.
• The subject will be positioned on the left in the
combined picture.
3 Take the second shot.
• The subject will be positioned on the right in the
combined picture.
• The first and second shots are saved as a single
picture.
Picture when played back
Picture when shooting
P
HQ 1600 x 1200
1st
P
HQ 1600 x 1200
2nd
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)58
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Advanced shooting
2 IN 1 – Taking two-in-one pictures
• When the battery power is exhausted ( blinks), the flash
automatically turns off.
• The two-in-one picture mode is canceled when is pressed or
the lens barrier is closed. Press to cancel the two-in-one
picture mode after the first shot has been taken. The first picture
will not be stored.
Note59
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Advanced shooting
Changing the record mode
You can select a record mode in which to take pictures or shoot movies.
Choose the best record mode for your purposes (printing, editing on a PC,
website editing, etc.). For details of the different record modes, resolutions
and number of pictures storable on the card, refer to the table on the next
page.
Record
mode
SHQ
HQ
SQ1/SQ2
Description
• A high quality mode.
• Fewer images can be saved to a card.
• Takes longer to store the images.
Uses
• Good for printing.
• Can be enlarged to A4 (210mm 
297mm / 8.3“  11.7“) size.
• Good for processing on a PC.
• Factory default setting.
Uses
• Good for editing on a PC or printing in
postcard size.
• The resolutions are smaller than in
SHQ or HQ.
• A standard quality mode.
• More images can be saved to a card.
Uses
• Attaching images to e-mail or simply
viewing them on a PC.
Quality
Clearer
Normal
File size
Larger
Smaller60
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Advanced shooting
Changing the record mode
Still picture record modes
Movie record modes
• The card memory capacity listed in the table is approximate.
• The number of remaining 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
displayed on the monitor may not change even when a picture is
taken or a stored image is erased.
Note
SHQ
HQ
SQ1
SQ2
11
32
76
165
1600 x 1200

1024 x 768
640 x 480
Record mode
Resolution
(No. of pixels)
Memory capacity in number of shots
(using a 16 MB card)
HQ
SQ
15 seconds
60 seconds
320 x 240
(15 frames/sec)
160 x 120
(15 frames/sec)
Record mode
Resolution
(Frames per second)
Memory capacity in seconds per movie
● In the mode, the total recording time is displayed on-screen. Total
recording time depends on the memory capacity of the card.61
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Advanced shooting
Changing the record mode
1 In the shooting mode top menu, press É
to select (P. 29).
2 Press Ññ to select the desired record
mode.
• For still pictures, you can choose from SHQ, HQ,
SQ1 and SQ2.
• For movies, you can choose HQ or SQ.
3Press .
• Press again to exit the menu.
MODE RESET
MODE MENU
CANCEL CANCEL SELECT SELECT GO GO
SHQ SHQ 1600 x 1200
HQ 1600 x 1200
SQ1 SQ1 1024 x 768
SQ2 SQ2 640 x 480
CANCEL CANCEL SELECT SELECT GO GO
HQ 320 x 240
SQ SQ 160 x 120
Arrow pad (ÑñÉí)62
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Advanced shooting
Changing the record mode
TIPS
• Resolution
The number of pixels (horizontal x 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.
• Pixels
A pixel is the smallest unit (dot) used to make up an image. Clear
large-sized printed images require millions of pixels.
• 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.63
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Advanced shooting
Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation)
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T CAMERA T , then
press í.
~ “How to use the mode menu” (P. 30)
2 Press Ññ to select the exposure
compensation value.
• Select a [ + ] value to brighten the image or a [ – ]
value to darken the image.
3Press .
• Press again to exit the menu.
4 Take the picture.
In some situations, you may get better results when the exposure that the
camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually. You can adjust the
brightness in the range of ±2.0 in 1/ 2 steps.
–2.0 +2.0 0.0
SET CAMERA CARD PIC
SCENE SELECT SCENE SELECT
PANORAMA
0.0
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Advanced shooting
Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation)
• If the flash is used, the image brightness (exposure) may differ from
the intended brightness (exposure).
• Exposure compensation cannot correct the image if the
surroundings of the subject are extremely bright or dark.
Note
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• 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.65
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Advanced shooting
2Press .
• Press again to exit the menu.
3 Take the picture.
Adjusting the 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.
1 In the shooting mode top menu, select
MODE MENU T PICTURE T WB

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