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DIGITAL CAMERA
D-540ZOOM
C-310ZOOM
X-100
REFERENCE MANUAL

Explanation of digital camera functions and operating instructions.
Explanation of how to download images between your digital camera and PC.
DIGITAL CAMERA – PC CONNECTION
OPERATION MANUAL
CAMERA OPERATION MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you
start to use your new camera, please read these instructions care-
fully 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.
Screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual may differ
from those of the actual product.
DIGITAL CAMERA
D-540ZOOM
C-310ZOOM
X-100
REFERENCE MANUAL2
For customers in North and South America
For customers in Europe
Trademarks
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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).
“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.
For customers in USA
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number : D-540ZOOM/C-310ZOOM/X-100
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.3
Composition of the manual
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
For fine- tuning the settings
to get that particular shot.
Getting started
About the menus
Shooting basics
Advanced shooting
Playback
Useful functions
Miscellaneous
Troubleshooting and other
information.
Contents P.4
P.8
P.31
P.40
P.59
P.73
P.89
P.98
P.121
Print setting (DPOF)
Specifications
Glossary of terms
P.135
P.137
For playing back and
arranging pictures.
Settings that make the
camera easier to operate.
Printing pictures.
Index
P.139
For shooting and learning the
basic operations.
Introduction of the camera’s
functions.
Direct printing (PictBridge)
9
P.1074
Contents
Composition of the manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1 Getting started 8
Names of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Monitor indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Attaching the strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting optional batteries or an AC adapter. . . . . . . . . . 17
Inserting a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Card basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Removing the card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
If the card is not recognized (card check) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Holding the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
2 About the menus 31
Types of menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How to use the menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Shortcut menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Mode Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Contents
3 Shooting basics 40
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Taking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Turning off the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
If correct focus cannot be obtained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Determine the position of the subject after focusing
(Focus Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Subjects that are difficult to focus on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Recording movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the optical zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the digital zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Using the flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4 Advanced shooting 59
Macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Super macro mode shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Self-timer shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sequential shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
PANORAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Selecting a record mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation) . . . . . . 69
Adjusting the white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716
Contents
5 Playback 73
Viewing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
QUICK VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Close-up playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Picture rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Index display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Selecting the number of pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
MOVIE PLAYBACK – Viewing movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Protecting pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Erasing pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Single-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
All-frame erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Editing still pictures (Resizing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Editing movies (INDEX-Creating an index) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
6 Useful functions 89
ALL RESET – Saving the camera`s settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
CARD SETUP – Formatting cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Displaying shooting information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adjusting the monitor brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
REC VIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
FILE NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
PIXEL MAPPING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
7 Print setting (DPOF) 98
With print reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
All-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Single-frame reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Resetting print reservation data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1057
Contents
8 Direct printing (PictBridge) 107
Using the direct printing function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Connecting the camera to a printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Printing pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using the simple print method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
PRINT mode/MULTI PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
ALL PRINT mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
ALL INDEX mode/PRINT ORDER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Exiting direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
If an error code is displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
9 Miscellaneous 121
Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
The camera does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
The image quality is poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
List of menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
List of factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
List of items by shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Camera maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1398
1
Getting started
1 Getting started
Names of parts
Camera
Flash P.56
Self-timer lamp
P.62, P.108
USB connector cover
P.108
DC-IN jack P.17
USB connector
P.108
Lens
Extends automatically when you set
the shooting mode.
Zoom lever
(W/T• )
P.53, P.75, P.77
Card cover P.20
Strap eyelet
P.14
DC-IN jack cover P.17
Card slot
P.20
Shutter button P.459
Names of parts
1
Getting started
Playback mode P.73
Shooting mode P.40
Lock button P.22, P.40
QUICK VIEW button
P.74
Self-timer button ( ) P.62
Monitor
P.10
Macro button ( ) P.59
Viewfinder
P.44
Tripod socket
Flash mode button ( )
P.56
Arrow pad
()
P.25, P.31
Power switch
Arrow pad
OK/Menu button ( )
P.31
Battery compartment
cover P.15
Buttons on the arrow pad have their respective functions. They are also
used as direction buttons. , , and indicate which button to
be pressed.
Shooting mode button
( : Virtual Dial)
P.40
Power switch
P.22, P.40, P.7310
1
Names of parts
Getting started
Monitor indications
Shooting mode
Items Indications Ref. Page
1Shooting mode , , , , , , P.40
2 Battery check , P.12
3 Green lamp P.44
4 Flash standby
Camera movement warning/ Flash charge
(lit)
(Blinks)
P.44
5 Macro mode , P.59
6 Flash mode , , P.56
7 Sequential shooting , P.63
8 Self-timer P.62
9 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.66
10 Resolution 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480,
etc.
P.66
11 Exposure compensation -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 P.69
12 White balance , , , P.71
13 AF target mark [ ] P.44
14 Memory gauge , , , P.12
15 Number of storable still pictures
Remaining recording time
15
00:36
P.44
P.51
2
1
12 5
11
12
11
15
5
7
9
14
13
1
Still picture Movie
2
3
4
6
10
9
8
6
8
15
1311
Names of parts
1
Getting started
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.93)
• 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.
Items Indications Ref. Page
1 Print reservation,
Number of prints
x 10
P.100
2 Battery check , P.12
3Protect P.82
4 Record mode SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2 P.66
5 Resolution 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480,
etc.
P.66
6 Exposure compensation -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 P.69
7 White balance WB AUTO, , , , P.71
8 Date and time 04.02.10 12:30 P.27
9 File number (still picture), Number of frames
Elapsed time/Total recording time (movie)
100-0016, 16
00:00/00:15

10 Movie P.80
2
1
4
6
2
7
8
9
4
5
5
9
7
8
Still picture Movie
3 3
10
Note12
1
Names of parts
Getting started
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 indica-
tion changes as shown below depending on the shooting status.
The indication is not displayed during movie recording.
Battery check
If the remaining battery power is low, the battery check indication on the
monitor changes as follows while the camera is turned on.
Before
shooting
(Gauge is off)
No more pictures can be
taken (Fully lit).
Wait until the gauge returns
to the status on the left to
take the next shot.
One picture
taken
(Lit)
Two or more taken
(Lit)
Shoot * Shoot * Shoot
Wait
* The memory gauge indication may not be displayed depending on the record
mode you selected.
Lit (Green)
(The indicator turns
off after a while)
Remaining power
level: high.
Remaining power level: exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
Blinks (Red)
Remaining power level: low.
Prepare new batteries.
“BATTERY
EMPTY” is
displayed.13
1
Getting started
How to use this manual
This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page
in this manual.
Indications used in this manual
Important information on factors which may lead to malfunctions 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.

Follow the arrows to perform menu operations. For details on
operating procedures, see “How to use the menus” (P.32).
The buttons for various
functions and their
location are clearly
illustrated.
and indicate which button
to press on the arrow pad. (The up or
down buttons are used in this example.)
Note14
1
Getting started
Attaching the strap
1 Thread the short end of the
strap through the strap
eyelet.
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.
• Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera, as it can easily
catch on stray objects, causing serious damage.
• Attach the strap correctly 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.
Strap eyelet
Note15
1
Getting started
Loading the batteries
This camera uses 1 CR-V3 lithium battery pack, 2 AA (R6) alkaline batteries
or NiMH batteries.
1 Make sure that the power switch is located at OFF.
2 Slide the battery compartment
cover in the direction of .
• The battery compartment cover is
unlocked and opened in the direction of
.
• Use the ball of your finger to slide the
cover. Do not use your fingernail as this
could result in injury.
Important
• CR-V3 lithium battery cannot be recharged.
• Do not peel off the label from a CR-V3 lithium battery pack.
• Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used.
Power switch
Battery compartment
cover16
1
Loading the batteries
Getting started
3 Insert the batteries, making sure that they are correctly
oriented as shown in the illustration.
The battery insertion direction mark is provided inside of the battery
compartment.
4 Close the battery compartment
cover, and press it down
and slide it in the direction
shown .
• 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 it in the
direction indicated by .
• If the camera is left for about 3 days with the batteries removed, the date
and time setting will revert to the factory default setting.
When using AA (R6) batteries When using a CR-V3 lithium
battery pack
Battery insertion
direction mark
When using a CR-V3 lithium
battery pack, insert it in the
direction as shown in the
illustration.
There is a mark showing the
correct way to insert the AA
batteries on the bottom of the
camera.
Note
The amount of power consumed varies considerably depending on the
operations performed on the digital camera. If you use exhausted
batteries or alkaline batteries, the camera may turn off without displaying
the battery level warning (P.12).
Precautions when using batteries17
Loading the batteries
1
Getting started
Selecting optional batteries or an AC adapter
In addition to the batteries provided with the camera, the following types of
battery or AC adapter can be used. Choose the power source best suited to
the situation.
CR-V3 lithium battery pack (Not rechargeable)
Since the CR-V3 lithium battery pack has a long service life, it is convenient
when traveling.
NiMH batteries (Rechargeable batteries)
Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. However,
charging the batteries repeatedly before using up their capacity will shorten
the life of the batteries per charge gradually.
AA (R6) alkaline batteries
When you need batteries in a hurry, you can use AA (R6) alkaline batteries,
which are easy to obtain anywhere. However, the number of pictures that you
can take may vary considerably depending on the battery manufacturer,
shooting conditions, etc. Turn off the monitor whenever possible to save
power.
AC adapter
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. An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as
downloading or printing out of images.
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.

DC-IN jack (black)
AC wall outlet
Power plug
Connection cord plug
DC-IN jack cover
AC adaptor18
1
Loading the batteries
Getting started
• Manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used.
• If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a PC or
printer, 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 or printer.
• Do not remove or load the 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.
• The life of battery packs may vary according to the type of battery,
manufacturer, shooting conditions, etc.
• Power is consumed continuously during the conditions below. This
could shorten the life of the batteries.
• 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 camera is connected to a PC or printer.
• Carefully read the AC adapter’s instructions before use.
• When using an AC adapter, the AC adapter supplies power to the
camera even if batteries are loaded in the camera. The AC adapter does
not charge batteries in the camera.
Note19
1
Getting started
Inserting 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 512 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.91)
1
2
Note20
1
Inserting a card
Getting started
1 Make sure that the power switch
is located at OFF.
2 Open the card cover.
3 Face the card the correct way and
insert it into the card slot as
shown in the illustration.
• Insert the card while keeping it straight.
• The card stops with a click when it is
inserted all the way.
• 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 securely.
Power switch
Card cover
The position of the card
inserted correctly
Notch
Contact area21
Inserting a card
1
Getting started
Removing the card
1 Make sure that the power switch
is located at OFF.
2 Open the card cover.
3 Push the card all the way in to
unlock it, and let it return slowly.
• The card is ejected a short way and then
stops.
4 Hold the card straight and pull it
out.
• Do not press on the card with hard or pointed items such as ballpoint
pens.
• Never open the card cover, or remove the card or the batteries while the
camera is turned on. Doing so could destroy the data 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.
Power switch
Releasing your finger quickly after
pushing the card all the way in may
cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot.
Note
Note22
1
Getting started
Power on/off
When shooting pictures (Shooting mode)
Power on: Slide the power switch to , pressing and holding the
lock button.
The camera turns on in the shooting mode. The lens
extends and the subject is displayed on the monitor.
Power off: Slide the power switch to OFF.
The camera turns off. (The monitor also turns off.)
• Even if the monitor is turned off, the battery power is
consumed unless the power switch is located at OFF.
TIPS
• To save battery power, the camera automatically enters the sleep mode
and stops operating if not used for 3 minutes. If the monitor is on, it will
automatically turn off. The camera activates again as soon as you lightly
press the shutter button or zoom lever. Whenever possible, turn the
camera off when you do not intend to take any pictures for a while.
Power switch
Lock button
Power switch23
Power on/off
1
Getting started
When playing back pictures (Playback mode)
Power on: Slide the power switch to .
The camera turns on in the playback mode. The monitor
turns on and the last picture taken is displayed.
If no pictures have been taken yet, or the xD-Picture card is
empty, the message “NO PICTURE” is displayed on the
monitor.
Power off: Slide the power switch to OFF.
The monitor and the camera turn off.
• Even if the monitor is turned off, the battery power is
consumed unless the power switch is located at OFF.
TIPS
• When the camera turns on, the monitor may light up momentarily and a
picture may be displayed briefly. This is not a malfunction.
• Never open the card cover, remove the card or the batteries, 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.
Power switch
Power switch
Note24
1
Power on/off
Getting started
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, one of the following screens will be displayed.
• All data stored on the card is erased when the card is formatted.

Monitor
indication
Corrective action
NO CARD
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.
Replace with a new card, or format the card.
→ Press to select POWER OFF, and press
. Replace it with a new one.
→ Format the card.
Press to select FORMAT, and 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.
Note25
1
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 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press on the arrow pad to select
MODE MENU.
4 Press to select the SETUP tab,
and press .
Power switch
Lock button
OK button
Arrow pad
Top menu
SETUP tab26
1
Selecting a language
Getting started
5 Press to select , and
press .
• The green frame moves to the selected
item.
6 Press to select a language,
and press .
7 Press again to exit the menu.
8 Slide the power switch to OFF.
TIPS
• The language can also be set from the playback mode.
Power switch27
1
Getting started
Setting the date and time
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press on the arrow pad to select
MODE MENU.
4 Press to select the SETUP tab,
and press .
5 Press to select , and
press .
• The green frame moves to the selected
item.
Power switch
Lock button
OK button
Arrow pad
Top menu
SETUP tab28
1
Setting the date and time
Getting started
6 Press 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 .
• 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 to set the year, and
press to move to the month
setting.
• To move back to the previous setting,
press .
• 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 24-hour time system (“2. p.m.”
would be “14:00”).
9 Press .
• For a more accurate setting, press
when the time signal hits 00 seconds.
The clock starts when you press the
button.
10 Slide the power switch to OFF.
OK button
Power switch29
Setting the date and time
1
Getting started
• The current settings are retained even when the power is turned off,
unless they are readjusted.
• The date and time settings will be returned to the factory default settings
if the camera is left without the battery for approximately 3 days. The
settings will be canceled more quickly if the batteries were 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.
TIPS
• The date and time can also be set from the playback mode.
Note30
1
Getting started
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 vertical position, hold the camera to position the flash
above the lens.
Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash.
Correct grip:
Incorrect grip:
• 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.
Horizontal grip Vertical grip
×
Note31
2
About the menus
2 About the menus
Types of 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 how the menus work, using the shooting mode screens.
Shortcut Menus
• Take you directly to the setting
screens.
• Display operational buttons at
the bottom of the screen.
Mode Menus
• Categorizes the settings into
tabs.
• Displays the tabs of each
menu.
Select the desired tab on the
left of the screen by pressing
.
Select a menu using the
arrow pad.
Press .
The top menu is displayed.
Arrow pad ( )
OK/Menu button
Tab32
2
About the menus
How to use the menus
1 Press to display
the top menu.
Press .
Top menu CAMERA tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab
2Press to select
a tab, and press .
OK button
Arrow pad
Press
to return to
the tab
selection
screen. 33
How to use the menus
2
About the menus
• Not all items can be selected depending on the status of the camera and
the settings performed.
• In the shooting mode, you can take pictures by pressing the shutter
button even with the menu being displayed.
• If you want to save the settings after the camera is turned off, set ALL
RESET to OFF. “ALL RESET – Saving the camera`s settings” (P.89)
4Press to
select a setting.
Press to
complete setting.
Press again to
exit the menu and
return to shooting
status.
The green frame
moves to the selected
item.
or
3Press to
select an item, and
press .
To return to
select an item,
press or .
Note34
2
About the menus
Shortcut menus
Shooting mode
Shortcut menus are frequently used menus that can be accessed from the top
menu.
Sets the appropriate white balance according to the light source. P.71
Sets the image quality and resolution.
Still picture : SHQ, HQ, SQ1, SQ2
Movie : HQ, SQ
P.66
Sets whether or not the monitor also goes on when the camera
turns on. If the monitor is set to off, the top menu displays
MONITOR ON when the camera turns on.
P.47
WB
MONITOR OFF (MONITOR ON)35
Shortcut menus
2
About the menus
Playback mode
Runs through all saved pictures one after another. It is displayed
when the camera is playing back still pictures.
P.79
Plays back movies. It is displayed when a movie is selected. P.80
Displays all the shooting information on the monitor. P.93
Erases the selected still picture or movie. P.83
Still picture Movie
MOVIE PLAYBACK
INFO
ERASE36
2
About the menus
Mode Menus
The MODE MENU has 3 tabs. Press to select a tab and display the
associated menu items.
Shooting mode
CAMERA tab
Adjusts the brightness of the image
(Exposure compensation).
P.69
DIGITAL ZOOM
Enables the zoom shooting at larger
magnification than the maximum optical
zoom.
P.54
Allows pictures to be taken as close as
2 cm/0.8″ from the subject.
P.61
DRIVE
Selects the shooting mode from
(Single-frame shooting) and
(Sequential shooting).
P.63
PANORAMA
Allows panorama pictures to be taken
with Olympus CAMEDIA-brand cards.
P.64
CARD tab
CARD SETUP Formats a card. P.91
CAMERA tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab37
Mode Menus
2
About the menus
SETUP tab
ALL RESET
Selects whether to keep the current
camera settings when you turn off the
power.
P.89
Selects a language for on-screen
display.
P.25
REC VIEW
Selects whether to display pictures on
the monitor while saving them to a card.
P.95
FILE NAME Changes how file names are assigned. P.96
PIXEL MAPPING
Checks the CCD and image processing
functions for errors.
P.97
Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.94
Sets the date and time. P.27
CAMERA tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab38
2
Mode Menus
About the menus
Playback mode
PLAY tab
Protects pictures from accidental
erasure.
P.82
Rotates pictures 90 degrees clockwise
or counterclockwise.
P.76
Stores print reservation information on
the card.
P.98
EDIT tab
Makes the file size smaller and saves it
as a new file.
P.85
INDEX
Creates an index picture of a movie in 9
frames.
P.87
CARD tab
CARD SETUP
Erases all image data stored on the card.
(ALL ERASE, FORMAT)
P.84
P.91
PLAY tab
EDIT tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab39
Mode Menus
2
About the menus
SETUP tab
ALL RESET
Selects whether to keep the current
camera settings when you turn off the
power.
P.89
Selects a language for on-screen
display.
P.25
Adjusts the brightness of the monitor. P.94
Sets the date and time. P.27
Selects the number of frames in the
index display.
P.77
PLAY tab
EDIT tab
CARD tab
SETUP tab40
3
Shooting basics
3 Shooting basics
Shooting mode
This camera allows you to take still pictures and record movies. This camera
has 7 shooting modes to choose from depending on the shooting conditions
and the effect you want to achieve.
The factory default setting of the shooting mode is PROGRAM AUTO. For
normal shooting which does not require any special setting or effect, you do
not need to follow this procedure.
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press ( ).
• The screen for selecting the shooting
mode (virtual dial) is displayed.
Power switch
Lock button
Shooting mode button
()
Virtual dial screen41
Shooting mode
3
Shooting basics
3 Select the mode best suited to your purpose from the
following.
• Press to select the mode.
4 Press .
• The shooting mode is set, and the virtual dial screen disappears. Even
if the button is not pressed, the mode will be set and the screen will
disappear.
PROGRAM AUTO (Factory default setting)
Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings
for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and
metering, can be adjusted manually.
(Portrait)
Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically
sets the optimal shooting conditions.
(Landscape + Portrait)
Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape. The
camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
(Landscape)
Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The
camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. 42
3
Shooting mode
Shooting basics
(Night scene)
Suitable for shooting pictures 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 only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of
the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting
conditions. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both your subject and
the night background.
(Self portrait)
Enables you to take a picture of yourself while
holding the camera. Point the lens at 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.
(Movie)
Lets you record movies. The camera maintains the correct focus and
exposure even if your subject moves. You cannot record movies with sound.
“Recording movies” (P.51)
Normal shooting
(Flash fires.)
Night scene mode
(Flash fires.)43
Shooting mode
3
Shooting basics
TIPS
• For details of the functions for each mode “List of items by shooting
mode” (P.133)
• In the night scene mode, the sequential shooting is not available.
• In the self-portrait mode, the digital zoom, super macro and panorama
shooting are not available.
• The prior flash setting is maintained in the night scene mode.
• The flash mode is set independently from the night scene mode.
“Using the flash” (P.56)
• Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure you stabilize the camera by
using a tripod or set it on a level surface.
Note44
3
Shooting basics
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.
With the monitor, you can shoot while checking the picture area that the
camera actually records.
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Decide the composition
while looking at the
image on the monitor.
• You can take pictures using
the viewfinder, with the
monitor turned off.
When the monitor is off, the
green lamp and mark
are not displayed.
“Turning off the monitor”
(P.47)
“Comparison of the
viewfinder & monitor” (P.46)
Power switch
Lock button
Shutter button
Shooting mode (P.40)
AF target mark (P.10)
Number of storable still
pictures (P.66)
Memory gauge (P.12)
Flash standby/Flash charge (P.56)
Green lamp (P.45)45
Taking still pictures
3
Shooting basics
3 Press the shutter button gently
(halfway) to adjust the focus.
• Focus and exposure are locked, when the
green lamp lights steadily. (Focus Lock)
• When the flash is ready to fire, the mark
lights.
4 Press the shutter button all the way
(fully).
• The camera takes the picture.
• The BUSY bar is displayed while the picture is
stored on the card. The next shooting is
available when the display goes off.
TIPS
Correct focus cannot be obtained on the subject you want to shoot.
→ “If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P.48)
The green lamp blinks.
→You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 20 cm (7.9″)
away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can
take pictures as close as 2 cm/0.8″ from the subject.
“Super macro mode shooting” (P.61)
→Depending on the subject, the focus may not be locked.
“If correct focus cannot be obtained” (P.48)
The mark blinks slowly 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.
“REC VIEW” (P.95)
The monitor turns off automatically.
→If the camera is not used for over 3 minutes, the monitor turns off
automatically. Touch the shutter button or zoom lever to turn the
monitor on.
The monitor is hard to see.
→Bright light, such as direct sunlight, may cause vertical lines to appear
on the monitor screen. In this case, use the viewfinder. (Note that this
does not affect recorded pictures.)
Shutter button
Shutter button46
3
Taking still pictures
Shooting basics
• Press the shutter button gently using the ball of your finger. If it is
pressed hard, the camera may move, resulting in a blur.
• Never open the card cover, remove the batteries or disconnect the AC
adapter while the BUSY bar is displayed on the monitor. 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.
Comparison of the viewfinder & monitor
Viewfinder Monitor
Advantages Camera movement does
not occur easily and
subjects can be seen
clearly even in bright
places.
Little battery power is used.
You can check the picture
area that the camera
actually records more
accurately.
Disadvantages When close to a subject,
the image in the viewfinder
is a little different from the
picture that the camera
actually records.
Camera movement can
occur easily and subjects
may be difficult to see in
bright/dark places. The
monitor uses more battery
power than the viewfinder.
Tips Use the viewfinder for
general snapshots
(landscape pictures, casual
shots, etc.).
Use the monitor when you
want to shoot while
checking the picture area
that the camera actually
records, or when you take
close-up shots of people or
flowers (macro shooting).
• The camera records a wider area than the image in
the viewfinder.
• As you get closer to the subject, the actual image
recorded becomes lower than the one in the
viewfinder (see left).
Note47
Taking still pictures
3
Shooting basics
Turning off the monitor
You can set whether or not the monitor is turned on when turning the camera
on in the shooting mode.
1 Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
2 Press on the arrow pad (OFF).
3 The monitor turned off.
• Pressing to display the top menu, and press again turns the
monitor on (ON).
If the MONITOR OFF is set, the top menu displays MONITOR ON.
OK button
Arrow pad 48
3
Shooting basics
If correct focus cannot be obtained
When correct focus cannot be obtained on the subject you want to shoot, you
can focus the camera on another point at roughly the same distance (focus
lock) and take the picture as explained below.
Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock)
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
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 until the green lamp
lights.
• When the green lamp lights steadily,
the focus and the exposure are locked.
• 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.
Power switch
Lock button
Shutter button
AF target mark
Shutter button49
If correct focus cannot be obtained
3
Shooting basics
4 Keeping the shutter button
pressed halfway, recompose
your shot.
5 Press the shutter button fully.
TIPS
The green lamp blinks.
→You are too close to the subject. Take the picture at least 20 cm (7.9″)
away from the subject. If you use the super macro mode, you can
take pictures as close as 2 cm/0.8″ from the subject.
“Super macro mode shooting” (P.61)
→Depending on the subject, the focus may not be locked.
“Subjects that are difficult to focus on” (P.50)
Green lamp
Shutter button50
3
If correct focus cannot be obtained
Shooting basics
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,
and return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button
pressed halfway and take the picture.
The green lamp
blinks.
The subject cannot
be brought into focus.
The green lamp lights,
but 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.51
3
Shooting basics
Recording movies
You can record movies with this camera. You can play back the recorded
movies with this camera. Sound can not be recorded.
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press ( ) to display the virtual
dial screen.
3 Press to select , then press
.
• Movie recording is set and the camera
returns to the shooting mode.
• On the monitor, the mark and the
remaining recording time of the current
memory card are displayed.
4 Decide the composition while
looking at the image on the
monitor.
Power switch
Lock button
OK button
Arrow pad
Shutter button
Virtual dial screen
Remaining recording time
mark52
3
Recording movies
Shooting basics
5 Press the shutter button halfway.
6 Press the shutter button fully to start recording.
• When recording a movie, the camera automatically adjusts the focus
and exposure according to the moving subject.
• During movie recording, lights red.
7 Press the shutter button again to stop recording.
• When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops
automatically.
• During movie recording, the flash and super macro mode are disabled.
• It takes longer to store movies than still pictures.
• The maximum recordable time varies depending on the conditions such
as the record mode.
Note53
3
Shooting basics
Zoom
Telephoto and wide-angle shooting are possible at 3x magnification (the
optical zoom limit, equivalent to 38 mm – 114 mm on a 35 mm camera). By
combining the optical zoom with the digital zoom, zoom magnification can be
increased to a maximum of approximately 10x .
Using the optical zoom
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Push/pull the zoom lever while
observing the subject on the
monitor.
3 Take the picture.
Power switch
Lock button
Shutter button
Zoom lever
Wide-angle: Push the zoom lever
toward W to zoom out.
Telephoto: Pull the zoom lever
toward T to zoom in.54
3
Zoom
Shooting basics
Using the digital zoom
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press .
• The top menu is displayed.
3 Press to select MODE MENU.
4 Press to select the CAMERA
tab, and press .
5 Press to select DIGITAL
ZOOM, and press .
Power switch
Lock button
Shutter button
OK button
Arrow pad
Zoom lever55
Zoom
3
Shooting basics
6 Press to select ON, and
press .
• Press again to exit the menu and
return to the shooting status.
7 Pull the zoom lever toward .
• 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. The digital zoom is
enabled when you reach the limit of the
optical zoom and then pull the zoom lever
toward T.
8 Take the picture.
• Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy.
• Camera movement is likely to occur at higher magnifications. Stabilize
the camera with a tripod, etc. to avoid camera movement.
• Turning the monitor off cancels the digital zoom, and the camera takes
a picture at the specified optical zoom magnification. It will be
automatically enabled the next time you turn the monitor on.
• You cannot use the digital zoom in Self-Portrait mode.
The cursor moves up and
down on the zoom indicator
according to the zoom
magnification.
Note56
3
Shooting basics
Using the flash
Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you
want to achieve.
1 Slide the power switch to ,
pressing and holding the lock
button.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
mode.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press ( ).
• The current flash setting is displayed.
3 Press ( ) to change the flash
mode to your desired setting.
• Each time you press , the flash mode
changes in the following sequence:
“Auto-flash” – ” Red-eye reduction
flash” – ” Fill-in flash” – ” Flash off”.
4 Press the shutter button halfway.
• When the flash is set to fire, the mark remains lit.
5 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture.
Flash working range
W (max.): Approx. 20 cm to 3.4 m (0.7 ft. to 11 ft.)
T (max.) : Approx. 20 cm to 2.0 m (0.7 ft. to 7 ft.)
TIPS
The (flash standby) mark blinks.
→The flash is charging. Wait until the mark lights.
Power switch
Lock button
Flash mode
button ( )
Shutter button57
Using the flash
3
Shooting basics
• The flash does not fire in the following situations:
When shooting in the movie record mode.
during sequential shooting ( ), panorama shooting or super
macroshooting ( )
• The flash may not give you the optimum result in the macro mode,
especially with wide-angle shooting. Check the resulting picture on the
monitor.
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.
• 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.
Note
The subject’s eyes appear red.
Note58
3
Using the flash
Shooting basics
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).
• The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright
light.
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.
• 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
Note59
4
Advanced shooting
4 Advanced shooting
Macro mode shooting
Use the macro mode to shoot proximate subjects (W:20cm to 50cm/T:50cm
to 90cm).
Regular photographs can be taken, but the camera may take time to focus on
distant subjects.
1 Set the power switch at .
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press ( ).
• The current setting is displayed.
3 Press ( ) to switch the macro
mode on or off.
• The setting changes between ON and
OFF each time is pressed. When
the macro mode is selected, is
displayed on the monitor.
4 Take the picture.
Normal shooting With macro mode
Macro button ( )
Power switch60
4
Macro mode shooting
Advanced shooting
• 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.
Note61
4
Advanced shooting
Super macro mode shooting
This mode lets you shoot from as close as 2 cm/0.8″ to your subject.
In the mode, normal shooting is also possible, but the position of the
zoom is fixed automatically and cannot be changed.
1 In the shooting mode top menu,
select MODE MENU Æ CAMERA Æ
and press .
“How to use the menus” (P.32)
2 Press to select ON, and
press .
• Press again to exit the menu.
3 Take the picture.
• During super macro shooting, the zoom function or flash is not
available.
• Super macro mode is disabled in the movie mode.
• When taking pictures close to the subject, shadows may become
conspicuous, making it difficult to maintain correct focus.
OK button
Arrow pad
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Self-timer shooting
This function is useful for taking pictures where you want to be included in the
photograph. Fix the camera securely on a tripod or set it on a level surface for
self-timer shooting.
1 Set the power switch at .
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
on.
2 Press ( ).
• The current self-timer setting is displayed.
3 Press ( ) to switch the self-
timer mode on or off.
• The setting changes between ON
and OFF each time is pressed.
When the self-timer mode is selected,
is displayed on the monitor.
4 Take the picture.
• The self-timer lamp lights up for
approximately 10 seconds, and starts
blinking. After blinking for approximately
2 seconds with a beep sound, the
picture is taken.
• The self-timer mode is automatically
canceled after one shot.
Self-timer
button ( )
Power switch

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Sequential shooting
This function allows you to take a rapid succession of still pictures by pressing
and holding the shutter button (approximately 12 pictures at 1.5 frames per
second only by sequential shooting in SQ2 mode). As you can choose the
best picture from a series of sequential shots, you are recommended to use
this mode when taking pictures of a moving subject. Focus, exposure and
white balance are locked at the first frame. You can also erase the unwanted
shots afterwards. “Single-frame erase” (P.83)
1 In the shooting mode top menu,
select MODE MENU → CAMERA
Æ DRIVE, and press .
“How to use the menus” (P.32)
2 Press to select , and
press .
• Press again to exit the menu.
3 Take the picture.
• Press the shutter button fully and keep it pressed. The camera will take
pictures in sequence until you release the button.
• When the sequential shooting mode is set, the record mode setting is
fixed to SQ2. When the sequential shooting mode is canceled, the
record mode setting returns to the previous setting.
• The sequential shooting mode is canceled when the power is turned off.
“ALL RESET – Saving the camera`s settings” (P.89)
• During sequential shooting, the flash is disabled.
• 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.
OK button
Arrow pad
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PANORAMA
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.
1 In the shooting mode top menu,
select MODE MENU → CAMERA
→ PANORAMA, and press .
“How to use the menus” (P.32)
• The PANORAMA mode is set. The
subject is displayed on the monitor.
2 On the monitor, use the arrow pad
to choose the direction you want
the pictures connected.
: Connects the pictures from left to
right.
: Connects the pictures from right to
left.
: Connects the pictures from bottom to
top.
: Connects the pictures from top to
bottom.
OK button
Arrow pad
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left to right.
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3 Make sure that the edges of the pictures overlap, and 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.
• When you have taken 10 pictures, the end
mark appears.
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 CAMEDIA-brand
cards.
• During panorama shooting, sequential shooting is not available.
• The camera itself cannot connect panorama pictures. The CAMEDIA
Master software is necessary to connect the pictures.
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.
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Selecting a 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 details of the available record mode and
resolutions, and the number of still pictures or the movie recording time
allowed on the card, refer to the table on the next page. The numbers in the
table are approximate.
Still Picture Record Modes
Movie Record Modes Maximum time for one recording (sec)
The time remaining for recording movies (Total recording time) in the card is
displayed on the monitor when the camera is set to the movie record mode
().
Image becomes
clearer
Application
Compression
Resolution
Low
compression
High
compression
Select for the print
size
2048 × 1536 SHQ HQ
1600 × 1200 SQ1
For small sized print
and website
640 × 480 SQ2
Record mode
Resolution
(No. of pixels)
Memory capacity in
number of shots
(using a 16 MB card)
SHQ
2048 x 1536
6
HQ
20
SQ1 1600 x 1200 32
SQ2
640 x 480 165
Record mode Resolution
Remaining recording
time
(using a 16 MB card)
HQ 320 x 240 48 sec.
SQ
160 x 120
3 min. 31 sec.
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• 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 does not change even when you take pictures or stored images
are erased.
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.
• 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 x 768 resolution is the
same size as the screen if you set the picture to 1x when the monitor
setting is 1024 x 768. However, if the monitor setting is over 1024 x 768
(such as 1280 x 1024), the picture only takes up part of the screen.
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Selecting a record mode
Advanced shooting
1 In the shooting mode top menu,
press to select .
“How to use the menus” (P.32)
2 Press 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.
3 Press .
• Press again to exit the menu.

• The record mode setting returns to HQ (factory default setting) when the
power is turned off. “ALL RESET – Saving the camera`s settings”
(P.89)
OK button
Arrow pad
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Varying the image brightness (Exposure compensation)
This function allows you to make fine changes to the automatic exposure
setting. 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 0.5EV steps.
When the setting is changed, you can check the result on the monitor.
1 In the shooting mode top menu,
select MODE MENU → CAMERA →
, and press .
“How to use the menus” (P.32)
2 Press to select the exposure
compensation v

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