Olympus – Camedia C-450 Zoom – Quick Start

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QuickStart Guide
Before you begin using your Olympus Digital camera…
a. Loading the battery
Note: The batteries and xD-Picture card
compartments are accessed by opening the
respective compartment covers.
• Close the lens barrier.
• Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the
arrow, and lift open the cover as shown in the illustration.
• Insert the batteries into the compartment.
• Close the battery compartment cover so that it pushes the
battery in and slide the cover while pressing the mark.
Note: If the battery compartment cover is hard to
close, do not force it. Press on the cover firmly
to close the cover, and then slide it into position.
• To remove the batteries, make sure that the monitor and the
lamp at the side of the viewfinder are off.
b. Inserting the xD-Picture Card
The xD-Picture Card is where the camera stores your pictures
and is available in a variety of memory capacities. The pictures
you take with the camera remain on the xD-Picture Card even
when the camera is turned off and/or the batteries are removed.
• Open the card cover.
• Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot.
• Insert the xD-Picture Card into the spring-loaded card slot as
shown in the illustration. Push the card fully into the slot. The card
will lock into place when fully inserted.
• To remove, push the card all the way in to unlock it, then let it return
• Close the card cover securely.
Confirm you have installed the battery and xD-Picture Card
properly by pressing . The “NO PICTURE” message should be displayed in the monitor. Turn
the camera off by pressing again.
c. Attaching the strap (OPTIONAL)
Attach the strap as illustrated to make the camera easier to
All you need to do is slide the lens barrier open or closed to turn the camera ON or OFF.
a. Turning the camera ON (SHOOTING MODE)
• Slide the lens barrier open fully until it click. The lens extends.
• To turn the camera off, slide the lens barrier until you feel the first click. Wait until the lens is fully retracted, then
close the lens barrier all the way.
To maximize battery life, the Digital camera features a power saving mode in which the camera enters a sleep mode after
approximately three (3) minutes of non-use.
b. Setting the Date and Time (OPTIONAL)
Set the date and time before using the camera for the first time. This affects the way image file names are
created, and will conveniently include this information with each picture.
• With the front lens barrier closed, press once. The monitor will turn on with “NO PICTURE” displayed in the
monitor. The date and time can also be set when the camera is in the shooting mode.
• Press to display the top menu.
• Press to select MODE MENU.
• Press to select SETUP, and then press .
• Press to select , and then press .
• Use to select the date format.
• Adjust the date and time in the appropriate fields by using to select the field, and to set the proper value.
Repeat this step until all date/time fields have been set.
Note: Time is entered using the 24-hour format.
• Press twice to set the date and time and exit the menu.
c. Camera Diagram and Controls
Now take a moment to familiarize yourself with the key areas of camera controls by reviewing the illustrations.
Power on Power off
Self-timer control
lamp Flash
Lens barrier Lens DC-IN jack
Card cover
Strap eyelet
Battery compartment
DC-IN jack
DC-IN jack/VIDEO OUT jack cover
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Gather your Digital camera and the parts as shown in the illustration. You’ll need these to complete the steps for the camera
set-up procedures that follow.
It is strongly recommended that you follow these step-by-step
numbered instructions to set up and quickly begin using your
new Digital camera.
Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville,
NY 11747-3157, U.S.A.
For more detailed instructions on advanced features, please refer to
the printed Basic Manual included in your package, or the Reference
Manual on the CD-ROM.
Camera Settings in Shooting Mode as shown in Monitor
Camera Settings in Playback Mode as shown in Monitor
Note: Depending on the camera settings, not all indicators will be displayed.
Tripod socket
Green lamp
Orange lamp
Monitor button (QUICK VIEW )
Playback button ( )
OK/Menu button
Shutter button Zoom lever
Arrow pad ( )
Macro button
Self-timer button
Flash mode button
Battery check
Green lamp
Flash stand-by
Flash mode
Macro mode
Memory gauge
Shooting mode
Exposure compensation
White balance
Record mode Number of storable
still pictures
AF target mark
Sequential shooting
Battery check
Print reservation
Number of prints
Record mode
Exposure compensation
White balance
Date and time
File number
(still picture)
Wendenstrasse 14-18,
20097 Hamburg, Germany
The following items are also included in the Digital camera package: Basic Manual, video cable,warranty card, registration card (not
provided in some areas), and safety precautions booklet.
Digital camera Strap AA (R6) alkaline batteries (2) CAMEDIA Master
USB cable (gray color) xD-Picture Card
D-565ZOOM / C-450ZOOM / X-300
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With a Digital camera, you can easily view the photos you
want—and delete the ones you don’t.
a. Viewing Pictures
There are two ways to access the Playback mode:
• If the camera is OFF and the lens barrier closed, press
• If the camera is in the shooting mode with the lens barrier
fully open, press twice in rapid succession (QUICK
The last picture taken appears in the monitor. Use
to scroll though all the images saved on your xD-Picture
When you are finished reviewing your pictures:
• Press to turn the monitor off.
• To return to the shooting mode, press the shutter button
b. Erasing Pictures
The beauty of digital photography is your ability to keep
the photos you want, delete the rest, and reuse empty
memory space to take new pictures. This Digital camera
offers two ways to permanently erase unwanted digital
Single-Frame Erase: Deletes only the picture currently
displayed in the monitor.
Once erased, pictures cannot be restored.
• With the lens barrier closed, press and use the arrow
pad to display the picture you want to erase.
•Press .
• Press to select ERASE.
• Press to select YES, and then press .
Images can also be erased while in the “Quick View” mode
described in step 5a. This makes it easy to quickly erase a
picture that you just took.
All-Frame Erase: Deletes all pictures on the xD-Picture
Card in one operation, except for pictures you have
Once erased, pictures cannot be restored.
• With the lens barrier closed, press .
• Press , then press to select MODE MENU.
• Use to select the CARD tab, then press twice to
access the CARD SETUP screen.
• ALL ERASE should be highlighted. Press .
• As a safeguard, the Digital camera will ask you to select
YES or NO to confirm erasing, as this process permanently
deletes all unprotected pictures. Select YES and press .
There are two ways to compose your subject: using the
monitor or with the viewfinder. Depending upon the shooting
situation, there may be advantages to each method. Please
refer to the printed Basic Manual for more information.
a. Taking a Picture with the Viewfinder
• Open the lens barrier fully.
• Frame your subjects using the AF
target mark in the viewfinder.
• Press the shutter button halfway.
The Digital camera confirms the focus and exposure are
properly set when the green lamp in the viewfinder lights
steadily.The orange lamp lights up when it is
recommended to use the flash and/or when the flash is
recharging (when blinking) or ready to fire (when steady).
• Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
A short beep confirms your picture has been taken.
b. Taking a Picture with the Monitor
• Open the lens barrier fully.
•Press .
• Decide the composition while looking at the image on the
Icons representing camera settings appear on the
monitor, telling you important information such as the
Flash and record modes, battery life, and the number of
frames remaining.
• Press the shutter button halfway. The green lamp will light
steadily when the focus and exposure are set.
• Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. A
short beep confirms your picture has been taken.
c. Zooming
This Digital camera features a zoom lens, allowing you
to get closer to action, or capture wide-angle shots and
get everything into the picture.
• Push the zoom lever to zoom out and get everything into
the picture.
• Pull the zoom lever to choose telephoto shooting and get
closer to the action.
d. Flash Modes
This Digital camera features multiple flash modes.
Please note that not all flash modes are available
depending on the shooting mode selected.
With the shutter button depressed halfway, the flash is
ready to fire when the indicator in the monitor or the
orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights. When the
orange lamp is blinking, the flash is charging.
e. Number of Storable Pictures
Your digital camera can handle xD-Picture Cards from
16 MB to 256 MB. The number of storable pictures
depends on the image quality selected.
See the Reference Manual for complete descriptions of
each recording mode and the storable frame capacity for
the various resolution modes and xD-Picture Card
To find out how many frames you have left, turn on the monitor
and look for the number in the lower right corner. Remember,
you can always delete unwanted pictures to make room for
more. (See Step 5.)
Orange lamp
Green lamp
Push to zoom out
Pull to zoom in
Icon Flash Mode Description
Auto-flash The camera automatically decides if the flash is needed.
Reduction Flash
Reduces incidence of red-eye by emitting pre-flashes to
shrink pupil size before firing the main flash. The strobe
effect is normal operation for this mode.
Fill-in Flash The flash always fires with every picture.
Flash Off Turns the flash off for times when flash photography is
prohibited or not desired. The flash never fires.
You`ve now mastered the basic functionality of your new Olympus
Digital Camera! You are now ready to begin exploring the possibilities
that digital photography brings to your computer. Activities such as
photo editing, printing, and much more are only steps away!
About the Olympus CAMEDIA Master CD-ROM
Your Olympus Digital Camera comes bundled with a suite of software and documentation.
The CD includes:
• CAMEDIA Master: To download pictures from the camera, view, organize, retouch and print
your digital photos and movies.
• USB Driver for Windows 98: This utility must be installed to allow the camera to communicate
with your computer if it uses the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system.
• Olympus Digital Camera Reference Manual: A complete reference guide in digital form,
saved on the CD in PDF format.
You are now ready to install the computer software.
• Open the CAMEDIA Master CD-ROM package and locate the Software Installation Guide in
the language you wish to use.
• Continue to follow the step-by-step instructions for installing the software, and enjoy your new
digital photo processing capabilities!
Olympus recommends using the optional AC adapter to ensure a consistent
power supply when downloading images.
Make sure that the camera is turned off before connecting
it to your computer.
Olympus makes it simple to connect the Digital camera to your computer.
• Turn the camera off.
• Plug the supplied USB cable into the USB connector on your camera and
computer as illustrated at right.
Windows 98 users must install the “USB Driver for
Windows 98” software before connecting the
Digital camera to the computer. Refer to the
Software Installation Guide for complete
• Press the button if the camera does not turn on automatically.
The camera starts communicating with the PC.
Additional Camera Features
This Digital camera offers a host of advanced features to expand your creativity. Here’s just a small sampling.
See the Basic Manual for details on these capabilities, and more!
• 4 Scene Program Shooting Modes: This camera has 4 scene shooting modes to choose from
depending on the shooting conditions and the effect you want to achieve.
• Sequential Shooting: Take a rapid succession of still pictures.
• Still Picture Editing: Edit still pictures and store them as new pictures.
• Macro Mode: For close-ups as tight as 0.7 ft. (0.2m), select Macro Mode.
• Movie Recording: Yes, this Digital camera records movies! (Movies cannot be recorded with sound.)
• Two-in-one Pictures: Combine two separate images taken in succession and store them as a single picture.
• Close-up Playback: Enlarge the pictures in the monitor to check details of the selected image.
• Index Display: View several thumbnail pictures on the monitor at once.
• Protecting Pictures: Prevents you from accidentally erasing photos.
• Video Playback: View your pictures and movies on a television monitor.
• Panorama Shooting: Connect overlapping images into a single picture using the panorama mode and
Olympus CAMEDIA Master software.
Remember to complete and return your Registration Card (not provided in some areas), and keep all camera
documentation handy.
Technical Support (USA)
1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free)
8:00 AM-10:00 PM ET
European Technical Customer Support
00800 – 67 10 83 00 (Toll-free)
+49 (0) 180 5-67 10 83 or +49 (0) 40-23 77 38 99
9:00 AM-6:00 PM MET
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