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Basic guide P. 2
Review the camera part names,
the basic steps for shooting and
INSTRUCTION playback, and the basic operations.
Table of Contents P. 24
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 futu
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 2 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Camera Mode dial Built-in flash gP. 77 gP. 4 White balance sensor Hot shoe gP. 79 gP. 106 # (Flash) button gP. 77 SSWF indicator gP. 14, 124 Control dial (j) gP. 19, 34
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 3 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM AEL/AFL button q (Playback) button gP. 36, 50, 97 gP. 18, 82 0 (Protect) button gP. 91 Diopter adjustment dial gP. 14 Eyecup gP. 62 Viewfinder gP. 6 INFO (Information display) button gP. 21, 40, 85 MENU button ON/OFF switch gP. 22 gP. 14 LCD monitor < button gP. 97 gP. 8, 9, 37 P (AF target) button gP. 57 u (Live view) button gP. 35 Arrow pad gP. 20, 22 Tripod socket i button
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 4 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Mode dial The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easily according to the subject. Advanced shooting modes • For more advanced shooting and greater creative control, you can set the aperture value and shutter speed. • The settings made in the advanced shooting modes are retained even if the camera is turned off. Allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed Program shooting P that the camera sets.
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 5 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Setting the art filter/scene 1 Set the mode dial to g. • The art filter menu is displayed. Press i to display the scene menu. 1 POP ART 1 CHILDREN i h SET SET 2 Use fg to select the filter or scene. 3 Press the i button. • To change the setting, press the i button again to display the menu. Types of art filters Icon Art filter Icon Art filter POP ART LIGHT TONE j m k SOFT FOCUS n GRAINY
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 6 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Viewfinder AF target gP. 57 Spot metering area gP. 48 Aperture value Shooting mode gP. 4, 43-46 gP. 43-46 Shutter speed Number of storable gP. 43-46 sequential pictures gP. 61 Super FP flash Image stabilizer gP. 64 gP. 80 Metering mode ISO sensitivity gP. 48 gP. 52 White balance Auto bracket (Displayed when set gP. 50, 53, 71, 78 to a setting other than auto white balance.) ISO sensitivity value gP. 68 gP. 52 Battery c
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 7 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 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“Setting while looking at the super control panel” (P. 21) My Mode gP. 98 Shutter speed gP. 43-46 Exposure compensation indicator gP. 49 Flash charging Exposur
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 8 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 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. 35) Metering mode Aperture value gP. 43-46 gP. 48 Flash mode Shutter speed gP. 43-46 gP. 74 Home position p gP. 59 RC mode q gP. 80 Flash gP. 77 Super FP flash s gP. 80 (blinks: charging in progress, Auto bracket t lights up: charging completed) gP. 50, 53, 71, 78 AE lock u gP.
Basic guide Names of parts and functions s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 9 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM LCD monitor (Playback) You can switch the monitor display using the INFO button. g“Information display” (P. 85) Battery check Flash intensity control gP. 77 gP. 6 Record mode gP. 66 ISO sensitivity gP. 52 Pixel count, compression rate Exposure compensation gP. 49 gP. 66 Shooting mode Selection check mark gP. 4, 43-46 gP. 90, 91, 92 Aperture value gP. 43-46 Protect gP. 91 Focal lengt
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 10 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 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 PS-BLS1 (BLS-1) Lithium ion battery PS-BCS1 (BCS-1) USB cable Video cable Eyepiece cover Lithium ion charger CB-USB6 CB-VC2 • OLYMPUS Master 2 CD-ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card Attaching the strap 2 3 4 1 Thread the eyepiece cover th
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 11 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Preparing the battery BLS-1 Lithium ion 1 Charging the battery battery Charging indicator Amber light: Charging in progress Blue light: Charging completed 3 (Charging time: Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes) 1 BCS-1 Lithium ion charger 2 AC cable AC wall outlet 2 Loading the battery Battery compartment Direction indicating cover mark 2 3 Battery compartment lock 1 3 Close the battery compa
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 12 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear cap from the lens 1 2 2 1 Rear cap Body cap Lens attachment 2 Attach a lens to the camera Alignment mark (Red) 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 it
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 13 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Loading the card CompactFlash/Microdrive xD-Picture Card Open the card cover (1, 2). Open the card cover (1, 2). Insert the card’s contact area into the slot as Insert the card until it is locked into place (3). far as it can go (3). Card cover Connector 1 1 3 3 2 2 Card access lamp xD-Picture Card slot mark CF card slot Never open the card cover while the card Removing the card access
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 14 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Power on 1 Set the camera’s ON/OFF switch to ON • To turn off the power, set the ON/OFF switch to OFF. Mode dial Set the mode dial to AUTO. INFO button SSWF SSWF indicator ON OFF ON/OFF switch LCD monitor AUTO 2009. 03.16 When the camera is turned on, 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 Normal button. Super control panel D
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 15 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Setting the date/time Date and time information is recorded on the card together with MENU button 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. 1 Press the MENU button • The menu screen is displayed on the LCD monitor. Arrow pad CARD SETUP fghi CUSTOM RESET PICTURE MODE 5 Repeat this proc
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 16 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Shooting Viewfinder Shutter button 1 Place the AF target on the subject while viewing through the viewfinder 2 Adjust the focus Card access lamp Press the shutter button halfway. Viewfinder Super control panel AF target 250 F5.6 AUTO 2009. 03.16 AF OFF Aperture arge value Normal Shutter speed AF confirmation mark • The focus is locked when a beep tone is outputted. The AF confirmation mark and the AF target in focus ligh
Basic guide Preparations for shooting s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 17 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Holding the camera Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens, flash, and the white balance sensor. 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. 35) 1 Press the u (live v
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 18 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Playback/Erasing Pressing the q button displays the last picture Playing back taken. images Displays the frame that is stored 10 frames back q button Displays the Displays the previous next frame 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
Basic guide Basic operations s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 19 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Basic operations There are three ways to operate this camera. Using the direct buttons to operate the camera gP. 20 You can make the function settings with the Control dial control dial and the direct buttons assigned to a function. Setting information is displayed in the j viewfinder and on the super control panel while you are setting a function. This is useful for operating the camera whil
s0023_e_00_0_unified.book Page 20 Monday, February 2, 2009 5:18 PM Using the direct buttons to operate the camera 1 Press the button for the function you want to set Control dial • The direct menu is displayed. j e.g.) Setting Sequential/Self-timer/ Remote control shooting 3 2 1 6 4 9 7 SELECT SET 5 8 Direct menu 2 Turn the control dial to change the setting • The function assigned to the button that was pressed remains selected for approximately 8 seconds. You can turn the control dial and
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