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Quick Start Guide
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Contents Quick Start Guide P. 3 Test out the functions of the camera buttons by following along with the Button operations P. 11 illustrations. Learn about the menus that control the functions and settings for basic Menu operations P. 18 operation. Learn how to print pictures you have P. 30 taken. Printing pictures Learn how to transfer and save pictures to a computer. Using OLYMPUS Master P. 35 Find out more about camera Getting to know your camera operations and how to take better bet
Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide Gather these items (box contents) Digital Camera Strap Lithium Ion Battery (LI-42B) Battery Charger USB Cable AV Cable OLYMPUS Master 2 (LI-40C) CD-ROM Items not shown: Advanced Manual (this manual), Basic Manual, and the Warranty Card. Contents may vary depending on purchase location. Attach the strap ( Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. EN 3
Prepare the camera a. Charge the battery. 3 Power Cable Lithium Ion Battery Battery Charger 1 2 Charging Indicator AC Wall Red light on: Charging Outlet Light off: Charging complete (Charging time: Approx. 5 hours) ( Battery comes partially charged. b. Insert the battery and the xD-Picture Card (optional) into the camera. 2 1 4 EN Quick Start Guide
Quick Start Guide Prepare the camera (Insert the battery by putting in the marked side first, with 3 the C marks toward the end of the camera, the B marks toward the center of the camera. If you insert the battery incorrectly, you may not be able to remove it. Do not use force. Contact authorized distributors/service centers. Damage to the battery exterior (scratches, etc.) may produce heat or an explosion. Battery lock knob (To remove the battery, press the battery lock knob in the
Turn the camera on This explains how to turn on the camera in shooting mode. a. Set the mode dial to h. When shooting still pictures When shooting movies Still picture shooting modes h The camera automatically determines the optimum settings for shooting pictures. P The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed. h This function reduces blur incurred by a moving subject or camera shake when taking pictures. B Suitable for taking pictures of people. E Suitable for tak
Quick Start Guide Set the date and time The date and time screen Y-M-D X Hour YM D TIME Minute ---- -- -- -- -- YM D Date formats (Y-M-D, M-D-Y, D-M-Y) MENU CANCEL Cancels the setting a. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to select [Y]. • The first two digits of the year are fixed. OF/< button X YM D TIME 2008 -- -- -- -- YM D NY button MENU CANCEL b. Press the Y# button. Y# button c. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to X select [M]. YM D TIME -- -- -- 2008 08 YM D MENU CANCEL EN 7
Set the date and time d. Press the Y# button. e. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to X select [D]. YM D TIME -- -- 2008 08 26 YM D MENU CANCEL f. Press the Y# button. g. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to X select the hours and minutes. • The time is displayed in the 24-hour format. YM D TIME 2008 08 26 12 30 YM D h. Press the Y# button. MENU CANCEL SET OK i. Press the OF/< and NY buttons to X select [Y/M/D]. Y Y M M D D TIME 2008 08 26 12 30 YM D MENU CANCEL SET OK j. After all settings have been
Quick Start Guide Take a picture a. Hold the camera. Horizontal grip Vertical grip AUTO 88M M N NORM ORM IN 4 4 b. Focus. AUTO Shutter Button (Press Halfway) 1 1/1000 /1000 F3.5 F3.5 AF target mark Place this mark over your • The AF target mark lights up green when the subject. focus and exposure are locked. The shutter speed and aperture value are also displayed. • If the AF target mark blinks in red, the focus is not adjusted properly. Try locking the focus again. c. Shoot. The card acces
Review your pictures a. Press the q button. q button Arrow pad Displays the next image 88M M N NORM ORM 100-0001 100-0001 2 2008.08.26 008.08.26 12:30 12:30 IN 1 1 Displays the previous image Erase pictures a. Press the X& and Y# buttons to display the picture you want to erase. b. Press the /S button. IN ERASE ERASE /S button YES N NO O MENU OK CANCEL SET c. Press the OF/< button, select [YES], and press . OF/< button E ERASE RASE IN Y YES ES NO button MENU CANCEL SET OK 10 EN Quick Start
Button operations Button operations Shooting mode 12 e Flash mode 3 Macro mode/ Super macro mode 5 4 P 6 7 9 0 b cd 88M M N NORM ORM IN 4 4 8 Self-timer a Number of storable still pictures o button Turning the camera on and off 1 Power on: Camera turns on in shooting mode. • Lens extends • Monitor turns on 2 Shutter button Shooting pictures/Recording movies Shooting still pictures Set the mode dial to a setting other than n, and lightly press the shutter button (halfway). The AF target mark li
3K button (Shooting) Selecting shooting mode/Turning the camera on Shooting mode is selected. This function is used to set the camera to turn on in shooting mode when K is pressed with the camera off. g “K/q Turning on the camera with the K or q button” (P. 28) q button (Playback) Selecting playback mode/Turning the camera on 4 The last picture taken is displayed. • Press the arrow pad to view other pictures. • Use the zoom lever to switch between close-up playback and index display. This funct
Button operations 5 Mode dial Switching shooting modes Set the mode dial to the desired shooting mode. h Shooting pictures with automatic settings The camera determines the optimum settings for shooting pictures. [CAMERA MENU] settings such as ISO sensitivity cannot be changed. P Set the optimum aperture value and shutter speed The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed for the brightness of the subject. [CAMERA MENU] settings such as ISO sensitivity can be cha
n Recording movies Audio is recorded with the movie. • During audio recording, only the digital zoom can be used. To record the movie with the optical zoom, set [R] (movie) to [OFF]. g “R (movie) Recording movies with or without sound” (P. 22) R REC EC This icon lights during movie recording. The remaining recording time is displayed. When the remaining recording time reaches 0, recording 0 00:34 0:34 stops. g/E button Changing the information on display/Display the menu guide 6 g Changing th
Button operations 7 Arrow pad (ONXY) Use the arrow pad to select scenes, items on the menus, and to play back pictures. 8 button (OK/FUNC) Displays the Function Menu which contains the functions and settings used during shooting. This button is also used to confirm your selection. The functions you can set with the Function Menu g “WB Adjusting the color of a picture” (P. 21) “ISO Changing the ISO sensitivity” (P. 22) “IMAGE QUALITY Changing the image quality” (P. 20) Function Menu P The curr
aNY button Self-timer shooting Press NY in shooting mode to select ON or OFF for the self-timer. Press to set. OFF Cancel the self-timer. ON Set the self-timer. • After setting the self-timer, press the shutter button completely. Then, the self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, blinks for approximately 2 seconds, and the shutter is released. • To cancel the self-timer, press NY. • Self-timer shooting is automatically canceled after one shot. bY# button Flash shooting Press Y# i
Button operations e Zoom lever Zooming while shooting/Close-up playback Shooting mode: Zooming in on your subject Optical zoom: 5× Digital zoom: 4× (optical zoom × digital zoom: Max. 20×) Zoom out: Zoom in: P P Turn the zoom Turn the zoom lever to the W- lever to the T- side. side. 88M M 88M M W W T T W W T T N NO ORM RM IN N NORM ORM IN 4 4 4 4 Zoom bar The zoom bar appears white when the current zoom position is within the optical zoom area. When the digital zoom activates, the zoom bar a
Menu operations K button (Shooting mode) q button (Playback mode) Arrow pad (ONXY) m button About the menus Press m to display the top menu on the monitor. • The contents displayed on the top menu differ according to the mode. Top menu CAMERA MENU items (Still picture shooting mode) CAMERA MENU IIMAGE MAGE WB AUTO Q QUALITY UALITY ISO AUTO C C CAMERA CA A AM M ME E ER R RA A A R OFF R RESET ESET M M M MENU E E EN N NU U U S SETUP S SE E ET T TU U UP P P PANORAMA SILENT S S SIIIL L LE E EN N NT
Menu operations Using the menus This explains how to use the menus with the [POWER SAVE] setting as an example. 1 Set the mode dial to a setting other than R. 2 Press m to display the top menu. Press Y IMAGE IMAGE to select [SETUP], and press . Q QUALITY UALITY • [POWER SAVE] is on a menu in [SETUP]. C CAMERA C CA A AM M ME E ER R RA A A R RESET ESET M M M MENU E E EN N NU U U S SETUP S SE E ET T TU U UP P P S SILENT S SIIIL L LE E EN N NT T T S S S SCENE C C CE E EN N NE E E MODE M M MO O OD
Shooting mode menu K 1 4 4 CAMERA MENU WB IMAGE IMAGE Q QUALITY UALITY ISO R (still picture) 2 C C C CAMERA A A AM M ME E ER R RA A A R RESET ESET M M M MENU E E EN N NU U U S S SETUP SE E ET T TU U UP P P R (movie) * PANORAMA 5 SILENT S S SIIIL L LE E EN N NT T T FACE DETECT SCENE S S SC C CE E EN N NE E E MODE M M MO O OD D DE E E MENU OK EXIT SET * An Olympus xD-Picture Card is required. 3 • Some functions are not available according to the selected mode. g “Functions available in shooting m
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