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s0018_e_oime_00_1_cover_7.fm Page 1 Monday, March 24, 2008 2:42 PM
Basic guide P. 2
Review the camera part names
and the basic steps for shooting
INSTRUCTION and playback.
Table of Contents P. 20
Before you start to use your new camera, please read the “Safety Precautions”
section in this manual.
We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before
taking important photographs.
The screen and camera illustrations shown i
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 2 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Camera Built-in flash Mode dial gP. 73 gP. 4 Power switch Hot shoe gP. 75 gP. 14 Control dial # (flash) button (j) gP. 19, 26 gP. 73 j/Y/< F (Exposure (Sequential shooting/ compensation) button Self-timer/Remote control) gP. 48 button gP. 57-60, 92 Shutter button COPY/< (Copy/Print) button gP. 16, 31 gP. 86, 102 Strap eyelet gP. 10 Strap eyelet gP. 10 Self-timer/Remote control lamp/ Remote control receiver Lens release
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 3 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Diopter adjustment Eyecup gP. 58 dial gP. 14 Viewfinder gP. 6 AEL/AFL button LCD monitor gP. 37, 49, 90 gP. 8, 9, 36 0 (Protect) button gP. 87 q (Playback) button gP. 79 o (Image stabilizer) button gP. 60 S (Erase) button < button gP. 91 gP. 88 P (AF target) MENU button button gP. 54 gP. 29 u (Live view) INFO button gP. 36 (Information display) button gP. 28, 40, 79 Arrow pad gP
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 4 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Mode dial The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easily according to the subject. Easy shooting modes • Select according to the shooting scene. The camera sets the appropriate shooting conditions automatically. • When rotating the mode dial or turning off the power in the easy shooting modes, functions with changes made to their settings are restored to the factory default settings. Allows you to shoot using
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 5 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Types of scene modes Icon Mode Icon Mode I 1PORTRAIT J 11 MACRO L 2 LANDSCAPE r 12 NATURE MACRO K 3 LANDSCAPE+PORTRAIT & 13 CANDLE G 4 NIGHT SCENE * 14 SUNSET U 5 NIGHT+PORTRAIT ( 15 FIREWORKS G 6 CHILDREN @ 16 DOCUMENTS J 7 SPORT s 17 PANORAMA H 8 HIGH KEY g 18 BEACH & SNOW I 9 LOW KEY I 19 UNDERWATER WIDE q 10 DIS MODE H 20 UNDERWATER MACRO Advanced shooting modes • For more advanced sh
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 6 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Viewfinder AF target gP. 54 Image stabilizer gP. 60 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Shutter speed AF confirmation mark gP. 43-46 gP. 16, 43 , 56 Flash gP. 70 (blinks: charging in progress, White balance lights up: charging completed) (Displayed when set to a setting other than auto white balance.) gP. 64 AE lock gP. 49 Exposure compensation Battery check value gP. 48 (ready for use) (charging required) Metering mode gP. 47 Shooti
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 7 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Super control panel The following screen allows the display and setting of shooting settings at the same time and is called the super control panel. Press the INFO button to display the super control panel on the LCD monitor. g“Using the super control panel” (P. 28) Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Flash charging gP. 73 Exposure compensation indicator gP. 48 Exposure level indicator gP. 45 Flas
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 8 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM LCD monitor (Live view) You can use the LCD monitor to view the subject while shooting. Press the u button to use live view. g“Using live view” (P. 36) Metering mode Aperture value gP. 43-46 gP. 47 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Flash mode gP. 70 Home position p gP. 55 Flash gP. 73 RC mode q gP. 76 (blinks: charging in progress, Super FP flash s gP. 76 lights up: charging Auto bracket t gP. 50, 74 completed) AE lock u gP. 49 Live v
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 9 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM LCD monitor (Playback) You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g“Information display” (P. 82) Record mode gP. 62 Focal length gP. 123 (The focal length is displayed in 1 mm units.) Battery check gP. 6 Shooting mode gP. 4 Card gP. 121 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Print reservation Number of prints Shutter speed gP. 100 gP. 43-46 Protect Exposure gP. 87 compensation gP. 4
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 10 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Body cap Strap BLM-1 Lithium ion battery BCM-2 Lithium ion USB cable Video cable OLYMPUS Master 2 charger CD-ROM Instruction manual Warranty card Eyepiece cover Attaching the strap 1 2 3 Attach the other end of Lastly, pull the strap tight Thread the strap
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 11 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Preparing the battery 1 Charging the battery BLM-1 Lithium ion battery Charging indicator Red light: Charging in progress Green light: Charging completed (Charging time: Approx. 5 hours) Remove the protection cap from the battery. BCM-2 Lithium ion charger AC cable Align the battery with the AC wall outlet arrow. 2 Loading the battery 2 Battery compartment lock Direction indicating
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 12 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from the lens 1 2 1 2 Rear cap Body cap 2 Attach a lens to the camera Lens attachment mark (Red) Alignment mark (Red) • Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body (1). • Rotate the lens in the direction indicated by the arrow until you hear i
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 13 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Loading the card CompactFlash/Microdrive xD-Picture Card Open the card cover. Open the card cover. Insert the card’s contact area into the slot as Insert the card until it is locked into place. far as it can go. Card cover Card access lamp xD-Picture Card slot CF card slot mark Never open the card cover while the card Removing the card access lamp is blinking. CompactFlash/Microdrive xD-P
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 14 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Power on 1 Set the camera’s power switch to ON. • To turn off the power, set the power switch to OFF. Mode dial Power switch Set the mode dial to AUTO. SSWF indicator INFO button LCD monitor AUTO When the camera is turned on, 2008. 08.16 AF the super control panel screen is displayed on the monitor. If the super control panel screen OFF does not appear, press the INFO arge button. Normal Super control panel Dust reduction
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 15 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Setting the date/time Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. MENU button 1 Press the MENU button • The menu screen is displayed on the LCD monitor. Arrow pad acbd CARD SETUP CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE GRADATION NORM 5 R
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 16 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Shooting Viewfinder 1 Place the AF target on the subject while viewing Shutter button through the viewfinder Card access lamp 2 Adjust the focus Press the shutter button halfway. Viewfinder Super control panel Aperture value 250 F5.6 AUTO 2008. 08.16 AF Shutter speed OFF AF confirmation arge mark Normal AF target • The focus is locked when a beep tone is output. The AF confirmation mark and the AF target in focus light up
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 17 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Holding the camera Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Horizontal grip Vertical grip It is possible to use the LCD monitor as a Taking a picture viewfinder and check the subject’s composition, while viewing the or shoot while viewing an enlarged display on monitor the LCD monitor. g“Using live view” (P. 36) 1 Press the u (live view) button to switch Shutter
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 18 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Playback/Erasing Pressing the q button displays the last picture Playing back taken. images Displays the frame that is stored 10 q button frames back Displays the Displays the previous frame next frame Arrow pad Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames ahead Each time you turn the control dial towards U, the Close-up image is incrementally enlarged from 2× to 14×. playback Control dial Play back the image you want to
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 19 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Indications used in this manual The operation button icons on the body of the camera are used to indicate the operation buttons in this manual. See “Names of parts and functions” (gP. 2). In this manual, j indicates the control dial. The following symbols are used throughout this manual. Important information on factors which may lead to a x Notes malfunction or operational problems. A
s0018_e_00_0_unified.book Page 20 Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:08 PM Table of Contents Basic guide 2 Identifies the camera part names and describes the basic steps for shooting and playback. Names of parts and functions........................................................................................2 Camera .........................................................................................................2 Mode dial...................................................................
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