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INSTRUCTION MANUAL Printed in China VN262101 z Thank you for purchasing an Olympus dig ital camera. Before you st art to use your new camera, please read these instructions caref ully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service li fe. Keep this manua l in a safe place for future refe rence.
2 EN Camera Shutter butt on g P. 16, 31 Mode dial g P. 4 F (Exposure compensation) button g P. 48 Control dial ( j ) g P. 19, 26 Strap eyele t g P. 10 Self-timer/Remote contr ol lamp/ Remote control receive r g P. 56, 57 Lens attachment m ark g P.
3 EN Names of parts and function s Basic guide LCD monitor g P. 8, 9, 36 Viewfinder g P. 6 S (Erase) button g P. 82 INFO (Informati on display) button g P. 28, 40, 74 MENU button g P. 29 q (Playback) button g P. 74 AEL / AFL butt on g P.
4 EN Mode dial The mode dial allows you to change the camera settings easil y according to the subject. • 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.
5 EN Names of parts and function s Basic guide 1 Set the mode dial to g . • The art filter menu is displayed . Press d to display the scene menu. 2 Use ac to select the filter or scene. 3 Press the i button. • To change the setti ng, press the i b utton again to d isplay the me nu.
6 EN Viewfinder AF target g P. 53 Metering mode g P. 47 Aperture va lue g P. 43-46 Battery check (ready for us e) (charging req uired) Flash g P. 66 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: cha rging complet ed) AF confirmation mark g P. 16, 43, 54 AE lock g P.
7 EN Names of parts and function s Basic guide Super control panel The following screen allows the display and set ting of shooting settings at the same time and is called the super control panel. Press the INFO butto n to display the super control panel on the LCD monitor.
8 EN LCD monitor (Live view) You can use th e LCD monitor to view the subject while shootin g. Press the u but ton to use live view. g “Using live view” (P. 36) 250 250 250 F5.6 F5.6 +2.0 +2.0 AEL H-AF BKT FP RC W B WB A U T O AUTO I S O ISO A U T O AUTO L N N 3 8 38 Sequential sh ooting g P.
9 EN Names of parts and function s Basic guide LCD monitor (Playback) You can switch the monito r display using the INFO button. g “Information display” ( P. 76) 1 / 2 5 0 F 5 . 6 250 F5.6 + 2 . 0 4 5 m m +2.0 45mm I S O 1 0 0 ISO 100 0 .
10 EN Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you p urchased the camera. Camera Bo dy cap Strap BLS-1 Lithiu m ion battery BCS-1 Lith ium ion charger USB cable Video cable Eyepiece cover • OLYMPUS Master 2 CD -ROM • Instruction manual • Warranty card 2 3 4 1 Lastly, pull the stra p tight making sure that it is fastened securely ( 4 ).
11 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Preparing the battery 3 1 2 3 BLS-1 Lithium io n battery AC wall outlet BCS-1 Lithiu m ion charger AC cable Battery lock It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains.
12 EN Attaching a lens to the camera 1 3 3 4 2 1 2 1 2 Rear cap Body cap Lens cap Lens attachment mark (Re d) Alignment ma rk (Red) Lens release button 1 Remove the body cap from the camera and the re ar cap from the lens 2 Attach a lens to th e camera 3 Remove the lens cap ( 3 , 4 ) Removing the lens from the camera While pressing the lens release but ton ( 1 ), rotate the lens in the dir ection of the arrow ( 2 ).
13 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Loading the card xD-Picture Card CompactFlash/ Microdrive Open the card cover. Insert the card until it is locked into place. Open the card cover. Insert the card’s contact area into the slot as far as it can go.
14 EN Power on Dust reduction function operation The dust reductio n function is aut omatically activat ed when the cam era is turned on. Ultrasonic vibrations are u sed to remo ve dust and di rt from the imag e pickup device ’s filter surf ace.
15 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Setting the date/time CF 5 SEC CF/xD REC VIEW ENG. NTSC VIDEO OUT CANCEL SELECT GO ’ -- . -- . -- -- : -- j ±0 k ±0 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.
16 EN Shooting 250 F5.6 2008. 08.16 AF arge Normal OFF AU T O Shutter button Card access lamp • The shutter sounds and the picture is taken. • The card access lamp blinks and the camera starts recording the picture. AF confirmation mark Aperture value Shutter speed 1 Place the AF target on t he subject while viewin g through the viewfinder 2 Adjust the focus 3 Release the shutter Press the shutter button halfway.
17 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide u button Horizontal gr ip Vertical gri p Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens and flash. Taking a picture while viewing the monitor It is possible to use the LCD monitor as a viewfinder and check the su bject’s composition, or shoot while viewing an enlarged display on the LCD monitor.
18 EN Playback/Erasing Displays the previous frame Displays the next frame q button Displays the frame that is stor ed 10 frames ahea d Displays the frame that is stor ed 10 frames back Each time you turn the control dia l towards U , the image is incrementally enlarge d from 2× to 14×.
19 EN Preparations for shooting Basic guide Indications used in this manual The operation button icons on the bod y of the camera are used to indicate the operation buttons in this manual . See “Names of parts and fun ctions” ( g P. 2). In this manual, j indicates the control dial.
20 EN Table of Contents Names of parts and function s ........................... .............. .................. .............. ............... 2 Camera ................... .................. .............. .................. ................. .
21 EN Activating l ive view . ................. .............. .................. .............. .................. ................. ... 36 Functions ava ilable duri ng live view ................... .............. ................. .......... 36 The live view mechanism .
22 EN Selecting t he record mode.... ................. .............. .................. .............. .................. ...... 59 Recording fo rmats .......... .................. .............. .................. .............. ............. 59 Selecting t he record mod e .
23 EN Custom Menu 1 ........................... ................. ............... ................. .................. ............. 83 a AF/MF ................ .............. ................. .................. .............. .................. .
24 EN Print reserva tion (DPOF) .................... .............. .................. .............. ................. .......... 91 Print reserva tion .................... .............. .................. .............. .................. ......
25 EN Card basics....................... .................. ................. ............... ................. .................. .... 113 Usable cards .... .................. ................. ............... ................. .................. .
26 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Basic camera operations There are three basic ways to make function settings with this camera. 1 Using the direct button s to operate the camera P. 27 You can make the function settings by rotating the cont rol dial while pressing the direct buttons assigned to a function.
27 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Press the button for the function you want to set. • The direct menu is displayed. 2 Turn the control dial to change the setting. • Press the i button to confirm your setting. Or if you do not operate the control dial within a few seconds, your setting will be confirmed and the super control pa nel screen will be restored.
28 EN 1 Basic camera operations Select an item on the super control panel and change the setting. 1 Press the INFO button to display the super control panel on the LCD m onitor. • Press the INFO button again to turn off the super control panel.
29 EN 1 Basic camera operations 1 Press the MENU button. • The menu is displayed on the LCD monitor. 4 Press the i button to confirm your settings. • Press the i button repeatedly to exit the menu. Using the menu 2 Use ac to select a tab and d to set an item.
30 EN 1 Basic camera operations Normally, current camera settings (includ ing any changes you have made) ar e retained when the power is turned off. To reset the camera to the factory def ault settings, set [RESET] . You can register setting s in advance to [RESET1] and [RES ET2] .
31 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills To familiarize yourself with the camera, you can start off by taki ng pictures of surrounding subjects, such as children, flowers and pets.
32 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Color k White balance Besides sunlight, there are other sources for illumi nating the subject, such as tungsten and fluorescent lighting. These types of lighting contain particul ar colors; therefore, the same white object shot under different lig hting has sl ightly different color s.
33 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Changing white balance The color of water in pictures appears differe nt depending on whether it is a lake reflect ing nearby trees or a seashore surrounded by a coral reef. To capt ure the subtle difference in color, try changing the white balance setting.
34 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Using exposure compensation When shooting flowers against a backgro und, select as simple a background as possib le to bring out the shape and color of the flower. When shooting bright and whitish flowers, adjust the exp osure compensation to – (minus) so that the flower stand s out from the darker backgrou nd.
35 EN 2 Shooting guides k Improving your shooting skills Taking night scene pictures There are different type s of night scenes, from t he afterglow of a sunset and city lights at night to special light displays and firework displays. Using a tripod Because a slow shutter speed is need ed to capture night scenes, a tripod is required to preve nt camera shake.
36 EN 3 Using live view 3 Using live v iew It is possible to use the LCD monitor as a vi ewfinder. You can view the exposure or white balance effect and the subject ’s composition while you take the pict ure. 1 Press the u button. • The mirror is raised and the subject is displayed on the LCD monitor.
37 EN 3 Using live view The live view mechanism During live view, the image on the LCD monitor is the same image received by the image pickup devi ce (Live MOS se nsor/imager) th at is used for shooting. This way you can check on the LCD monitor the effects of exposure compensati on or white balance.
38 EN 3 Using live view Taking a picture with [IMAGER AF] 1 Press the shutter button halfway. • When the focus is locked, the AF confirmation mark and AF target mark light up. 2 Press the shutter button all the way to take a picture. Taking a picture with [AF SENSOR] 1 Press the shutter button all the way.
39 EN 3 Using live view [HYBRID AF] When you press the shutter butto n halfway, focusing is pe rformed approximately by the Imager AF and you can check the subject on the LCD monit or. When you p ress the shutter button all the way, the AF is activated in the same wa y as with the [AF SENSOR] setting.
40 EN 3 Using live view 1 If the camera detects a face, a frame wi ll be displayed in that location. • When you press the shutter button, the camera will focus on the position of the face detection frame (however, if a single AF target is selected with [AF AREA] , the camera will focus on the AF target selected).
41 EN 3 Using live view You can check the eff ect of exposure compens ation or white balance on a 4-split screen. 1 Press the INFO button repeatedly to display the comparison screen. g “Switching the information display” (P. 40) • The exposure compensation comparison screen is displayed.
42 EN 3 Using live view You can enjoy panorama shooting easily us ing the OLYMPUS xD-Picture Ca rd. Using OLYMPUS Master (provided CD-ROM) to join a few images shot where th e subject’s edges overlap, you can create a single panorama composit e image.
43 EN 4 Exposure 4 Exposure The camera sets the optimum aperture value and shutter speed automatically a ccording to the subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P . • When the shutter button is half-presse d, the shutter speed and aperture value are displ ayed on the viewfinder.
44 EN 4 Exposure Set the mode dial to A and turn the control dial to set the aperture value. To check the depth of field with the selected aperture value: j See “Preview function” ( g P. 46). Shutter speed is blinking: j The optimum exposure canno t be obtained.
45 EN 4 Exposure The picture looks blurred: j The possibility of camera shake spoiling your picture increases greatly during m acro or ultra- telephoto shooting. Raise the shutter speed or use a monopod or trip od to stabilize the camera. The aperture value is b linking: j The optimum exposure cannot be obtained.
46 EN 4 Exposure The picture looks blurred: j The use of a monopod or tripod is recommended when taking a picture at slo w shutter speed. To switch the operation between setting the shutter speed and aperture value: j You can set the aperture value using only the control dial.
47 EN 4 Exposure There are 5 ways to measure the subject bright ne ss: Digital ESP metering, Center weighted averaging metering, and 3 types of spot metering. Select t he most suitable mode for the shooting conditi ons. Setting display e Digital ESP m etering The camera measures the light levels and calculates the light level differences in 49 separate areas of the image.
48 EN 4 Exposure In some situations, you may get better resu l ts if you manually compensate (adjust) the exposure value set automatically by the camera. In many cases, bri ght subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker tha n their natural co lors.
49 EN 4 Exposure The metered exposure value can be locked with the AEL / AFL button (AE lock). Use AE lock when you want a different exposure setting from the one that would no rmally apply under the current shooti ng conditions. Normally, pressing the shutt er button halfway locks both AF (auto focus) and AE (automat ic exposure), but you can lock the exposure alone by pressing the AEL / AFL button.
50 EN 4 Exposure Start shooting. • In single-frame shooting, the exposu re changes every time the shutter button is presse d. • In sequential shooting, hold down t he shutter button until the selected number of frames are ta ken. • Releasing the shutter button stop s auto bracketing shooting.
51 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions 5 Focusing and shooting functions The three focus modes S-AF, C-AF, and MF are available with thi s camera. You can take pictures by combining S-AF or C-AF mode with MF mode. S-AF (single AF) Focusing is performed once when the sh utter button is pressed halfway.
52 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions C-AF (con tinuou s AF) The camera repeats focusing while the shut ter button remains pressed halfway. When the subject is in motion, the camera focuses on the subject in ant icipation of its movement (Predictive AF).
53 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions Simultaneous use of C-AF m ode and MF mode (C-AF+MF ) Focus with the focus ring and press the shutter button half way to activate C-AF mode. • While the shutter but ton is kept pressed, MF cannot be used. • When the shutter butt on is not pre ssed, focusing with MF is possible.
54 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions The camera’s auto focus may not be able to focus on the subject in situations such as when the subject is not in the center of the frame. If this happens, the easiest solution is to use focus lock. Use this when composing the subj ect outside of the AF targets or when th e subject is difficult to focus on.
55 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions Single-frame sh ooting o Shoots 1 frame at a time when the shut ter button is pressed (normal shooting mode). Sequential sh ooting j Shoots at 3.5 frames/sec. f or as long as the shutter button is pressed (durin g JPEG).
56 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions This function lets you take pictures using the self-timer. You can set the camera to release the shutter after either 12 or 2 se conds. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. For the setting method, see “Seque ntial shooting” ( g P.
57 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions By using the optional remote cont rol (RM-1), you can take a picture with yourself in it or a night scene withou t touching the camera. The camera can be set to r elease the shutter ei ther right away or 2 seconds after the shut ter button on the remote control is pressed.
58 EN 5 Focusing and shooting functions x Notes • The shutter will not be released if the subject is not in focus. • Under bright light conditions, the remote control lamp may be difficult to see, making it hard to determine whether or not the picture has been taken.
59 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode 6 Record mode, white balance, an d picture mode You can select a record mo de in which to take pictures. Choose the re cord mode that is best for your purpose (printing, editing on a PC, website editing, et c.
60 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode Selecting the record mo de JPEG For JPEG, you can register 4 co mbinations of images sizes ( Y , X , W ) and compression rates (SF, F, N, B) from the 12 total combinat ions available. g “ K SET” (P.
61 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode Custom white balance [CWB] You can set the col or temperature from 2000K to 14000K. For details on color tempe rature, refer to “White bal ance color temperature” ( g P . 119). g “Setting the auto/preset /custom white balance” (P.
62 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode Setting display When subjects that are not white appear white: j In the auto WB setting, if there is no near-white color in the image framed in the screen, the white balance will not be correctly determined.
63 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode Setting the one-tou ch white balance This function is useful when you need a more precise whit e balance than preset WB can provide. Point the camera at a sheet of white pa per under the light source you want to use to determine the white balance .
64 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode The adjustable parameters are classified acco rding to the picture modes. The individual paramete rs are as follows. [CONTRAST] : Distinction between light and dar k [SHARPNESS] : Sharpness of the image [SATURATION] : Vividness of the color [B&W FILTER] : Creates a black and white image.
65 EN 6 Record mode, white balance , and picture mode This function reduces the noi se th at is generated during long exposu res. When shooting night scenes, shutter spee ds are slower and noise t ends to appea r in images. With [NOISE REDUCT.
66 EN Flash shooting 7 7 Flash shooting The camera sets the flash mode according to va rious factors such as firing pattern and flash timing. Available flash modes depend on the ex posure mode. The flash modes are available to optional external flashes.
67 EN 7 Flash shooting When the shutter speed is set to 2 sec. Slow synchronization (1st curtain)/Red-eye r eduction flash ! SLOW While using slow synchronization with flash s hooting, you can also use this function to achieve red-eye re duction.
68 EN Flash shooting 7 ISO sensiti vity Setting method • Not all flash modes may be available depending on the shooting mode. For det ails refer to “Flash modes that can b e set by shooting mode” ( g P. 1 18). If you shoot a subject usi ng a lens that is wider t han 14 mm (equivalent to 28 mm on a 35 mm film camera), the light emitted by the fl ash may produce a vignette effect.
69 EN 7 Flash shooting 2 Press the shutter button halfway. •T h e # (flash stand-by) mark lights when the flash is ready to fire. If the mark is blinking, the flash is charging. Wait until charging is complete. 3 Press the shutter button a ll the way.
70 EN Flash shooting 7 In addition to the camera’s built- in flash capab ilities, you can use any of the external flash units specified for u se with this camera. This e nable s you to take adva ntage of a wider va riety of flash shooting techniques to su it different shoot ing conditions.
71 EN 7 Flash shooting x Notes • The built-in flash cannot be used when an external flash is attached to the hot shoe. Super FP flash Super FP flash is available with the FL-50R or FL-36R. Use the Super FP flash where normal flashe s cannot be used with high shutter speed.
72 EN Flash shooting 7 3 Set RC mode on the camera to [ON]. • MENU [ X ] [ # RC MODE] [ON] • The super control panel switches to RC mode. • You can press the INFO button to switch the super control panel display. 4 Use the super control panel to set the flash mode and other settings f or each group.
73 EN 7 Flash shooting You cannot use the camera to adj ust the amount of light emitted fr om a commercially available flash except for a flash specified for use with this camera. To use a commercially available flash, connect it to the hot shoe.
74 EN Playback functions 8 8 Playback functions The basic procedure for viewing pictures are as shown below. However, before using any of these function s, follow Step 1 below. You can set the camera to automatically switch to single-fram e playba ck mode after shooting.
75 EN 8 Playback functions This function lets you show se ve ral images on the monitor at the same time. This is useful when you want to quickly search a number of pictures to fin d a particular image. During single-frame playback, each time you turn the dial toward G , the number of images shown changes between 4, 9, 16, 25, 49 and 100 pictures.
76 EN Playback functions 8 This allows you to display detailed i nformation about t he image. Luminance information can also be displaye d with histogram and highlight graphs. Press the INFO button repeatedly until the desired information is displayed.
77 EN 8 Playback functions This function displays images stored on the car d one after another . Images are displayed o ne by one for about 5 seconds starting fro m the currently displayed image. Slidesh ow can be performed using index display. You can se lect the number of frames displayed during slideshow from 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 49 or 100.
78 EN Playback functions 8 Use the video cable provided with the camera to play back recorded images on your TV. 1 Turn the camera and TV off, and connect the vide o cable as ill ustrate d. 2 Turn on the TV and set it to the video input mode. For details on switching to the video input mode, refer to the TV’s manual.
79 EN 8 Playback functions Editing ima ges recorde d in JPEG data forma t [SHADOW ADJ] Brightens a dark b acklit subject. [REDEYE FIX] Reduces the red-eye phenom enon du ring flash shooting. [ P ] Set the tr imming size with the contr ol dial and the trimming position with the arrow pad.
80 EN Playback functions 8 This function lets you copy im ages to and fr om the xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash or Microdrive. This menu can be selecte d if both cards are inserted. The se lected card is the copying source. g “CF/xD” (P. 90) Single-frame copy 1 Play back the image you want to copy and press the COPY / < button.
81 EN 8 Playback functions Protect images you do not want to erase. Pr otected image s cannot be erased by the single- frame or all-f rame erase function. Single-frame protect Play back the image you want to protect and press the 0 button. • 9 (protect mark) is displayed on the top right corner of th e screen.
82 EN Playback functions 8 Lets you erase recorded images. You can select single-fra me erase, which erases only the currently displayed image; all-fra me erase, whic h erases all the images stored on the card; or selected frame e rase, which eras es only the frames selected.
83 EN 9 Customizing your camera 9 Customizing your camera Use the custom menus to customize the camera for ease of use. Use Custom Menu 1 to customize the shooting funct ions and Custom Menu 2 to set th e basic camera functions. Custom Menu 1 has 8 tabs ( a to h ) that are divided according to th e functions to be set.
84 EN Customizing your camera 9 DIAL DIRECTION You can select the rotational direction of the control dial and the direction in which the shutt er speed/aperture value will increase or decrease. AEL/AF L You can use the AEL / AFL button to pe rform AF or metering opera tions instead of using the shutter button.
85 EN 9 Customizing your camera Basic operations [mode1] For determining the metered exposure while focusing. AE lock is activated while pressing the AEL / AFL button, allowin g you to adjust the focus and determin e the exposure separately. [mode2] For determining the exposure when yo u press the shutter button fully.
86 EN Customizing your camera 9 Custom Menu 1 c DISP/ 8 /PC 8 You can turn off the beep sound that is emitt ed when the focus locks by pressing the shutter button. SLEEP After a specified period of time elapses with no ope rations being performed, the camera enters the sleep mode (stand-by) to save batt ery power.
87 EN 9 Customizing your camera LIVE VIEW BOOST During live view shooting, you ca n brighten the m onitor f or easier confirmation on the subject. [OFF] The subject is displayed on the monitor wit h the brightness level that is adjusted according to the exposure bein g set.
88 EN Customizing your camera 9 AUTO POP UP In AUTO or scene mode, the built-in f lash pops up automatically in low light or backlight conditions. When set to [OFF] , the buil t-in flash will not pop up automatical ly. Custom Menu 1 f K /COLOR/WB ALL > You can apply the same compensation value to all the white balance modes at once.
89 EN 9 Customizing your camera Custom Menu 1 g RECORD/ER ASE RAW+JPEG ERASE You can select the meth od to erase images reco rded in RAW+JPEG. This fun ction can only be used to erase one fr ame. [JPEG] Erases all JPEG image files, l eaving only the RAW image files.
90 EN Customizing your camera 9 Custom Menu 2 CF/xD You can select which card to use when both a CompactFlash and xD-Picture Card are loaded. s (Monitor brightness adjustment) You can adjust the bright ness and color temperature of the monitor. Color tempera ture adjustment wil l affect only the LCD monitor display during playback.
91 EN 10 Printing 10 Printing Print reservation Print reservation allows you to save printing data (the number of prints and th e date/time information) with the pictures stored on the card. Pictures set with print reservatio n can be printed using the following me thods.
92 EN Printing 10 5 Select the date and time format and press the i button. [NO] The pictures are printed without the date and time. [DATE] The pictures are printed with the shooting date. [TIME] The pictures are printed with the shooting time.
93 EN 10 Printing Resetting the print reservation data for a select ed picture 2 Select [ < ] and press the i bu tton. 3 Select [KEEP] and press the i button. 4 Use bd to select the frame with print reservation data you want to rese t, then press c to set the number of prints to 0.
94 EN Printing 10 Connecting the camera t o a printer Use the provided USB cable to connect the ca mera to a PictBridge-compatible printer. 1 Turn the printer on and connect the camera’s multi-connector to the pri nter’s USB port with the USB cabl e.
95 EN 10 Printing Custom printing 1 Follow the operation guide to set a prin t option. Selecting the print mode Select the type of printing (print mode). The available print modes are as shown below. [PRINT] Prints selected pictures. [ALL PRINT] Prints all the pictures stored in the card and makes one print for each picture.
96 EN Printing 10 Setting printing data Select whether to print printing data suc h as the date and time o r file name on the picture when printing. [ < ×] Sets the number of prints. [DATE] Prints the date and time recorded on the picture. [FILE NAME] Prints the file name recorded on the picture.
97 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software Just connect the camera to a computer wit h the USB cable and you can easily transfer images stored on the card to the computer with t he provided OLYMPUS Master software.
98 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software Connect the camera to your computer with the provided USB cable. 1 Use the provided USB cable to connect the computer’s USB port to the camera’s multi-connector. • The location of the USB port varies with the computer.
99 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software Windows 1 Double-click the “OLYMPUS Master 2” icon on the desktop. Macintosh 1 Double-click the “OLYMPUS Master 2” icon in the “OLYMPUS Master 2” folder. • The browse window is displayed.
100 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software Disconnecting th e camera from your computer 1 Make sure that the card access lamp has stopped blinking. 2 Prepare to remove the USB cable. Windows 1) In the system tray, click the “Unplug o r Eject Hardware” icon .
101 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 1 Click the “Album” tab on the browse window and select the album that you want to view. • The selected album image is displayed in the thumbnail area. 2 Double-click the still picture thumbnail that you want to view.
102 EN 11 Using the OLYMPUS Master software 10 After the download procedure the camera display will show “ OK”. You can remove the cables and turn power off. After restart ing the camera you will be able to choose the new language from [ W ].
103 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Tips before you start taki ng pictures The camera does not turn on even when a batter y is loaded The battery is not fully charged • Charge the battery with the charger. The battery is temporarily unable to functi on because of the cold • Battery performance declines in low temperatures, and the charge may not be sufficient to turn on the camera.
104 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance The subject is moving quickly • Focus the camera on a point roughly the same distance away as the subject you want to shoot (by pressing the shutter button halfway), and then recompose your picture an d wait for the subject to enter the frame.
105 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Increase the ISO setting • Increase the value of the ISO setting. The image may become grainy. g “ISO sensitivity setting” (P. 50) The picture is too grainy Increasing the ISO sensitivity • When you increase the ISO setting, noise, which appears as spots of unwanted colo r or unevenness in the color, can be introduced and give the picture a grainy appearance.
106 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Taking pictures of a subject against backlight If the backgr ound is too br ight compared to the subject, the exposure will be affected at the bright parts and the subject will appear darker. This is because the camera determines the exposure from the brightness of the whole screen.
107 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Extending the useful life of the battery Performing any of the following operat ions when not actually taking picture s can deplete the battery power. • Repeatedly pressing the shutter button halfway • Repeatedly playing back the captured images over a long period of time • Using the live view function over a long period To save battery power, turn off the camera whenever it is not in use.
108 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Confirming the exposure when it is difficult to view the monitor outdoors The monitor may be difficult to view and t he exposure difficult to confirm when shoot ing outdoors. During live view, press the INFO button repeat edly to display the histog ram.
109 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Error codes Viewfinder indications Monitor indication Possible cause Corrective action Normal indication NO CARD The card is not inserted, or it cannot be recognized. Insert a card or insert a different card.
110 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance No indication PICTURE ERROR The selected picture cannot be displayed for playback due to a problem with this picture. Or the picture cannot be used for playback on this camera. Use image processing software to view the picture on a PC.
111 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance Cleaning and storing the cam era Cleaning the camera Turn off the camera and remove the batt ery before cleaning the camera. Exterior: • Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is very dirty, soak the cloth in mild soapy water an d wring well.
112 EN 12 Shooting tips and maintenance x Notes • Do not use strong solvents such as benzene or alcohol, or a chemically treated cloth. • Avoid storing the camera in places where chemicals are treated, in order to protect the camera from corrosion.
113 EN 13 Information 13 Information Usable cards “Card” in this manual refers to a recordin g medium. This camera can use CompactFlash, Microdrive or xD-Picture Card (optional). Precaut ions wh en using a Micro drive A Microdrive is a medium that uses a comp act hard disk drive.
114 EN 13 Information z Use the single Olympus lithium-ion bat tery (BLS-1). Other batteries canno t be used. z The camera’s power consumpti on varies widely with usage and other condi tions. z As the following consume a lo t of power even without sho oting, the battery wi ll be drained quickly.
115 EN 13 Information Focal length At the same focal length of a 35-mm camera, a Four Thirds system camera can achieve a focal length equivalent to twice that of a 35-mm camera. This enables the design of compact telephoto lenses. A 14-50 mm Four Thirds system lens, for example , is equivalent to a 28- 100 mm lens for a 35-mm camera.
116 EN 13 Information Main Specifica tions Can be used with the optional EX-25 exten sion tube under the following co nditions. The focus adjustment when EX-25 is used will be MF. Storage Precautions • Clean the lens after use. Remove dust and dirt on the surfa ce of the lens with a blower brush or brush.
117 EN 13 Information In the P mode, the camera is programmed such that the aperture value and shutter speed are automatically selecte d according to th e subject’s brightn ess as shown below. The program line diagram varies with t he type of lens mounted.
118 EN 13 Information * The aper ture value a t the moment when its in dication blinks va ries with th e lens type and focal lengt h of the lens. S The subject is underexposured. • Set the shutter speed sl ower. • Increase the ISO sen sitivity.
119 EN 13 Information *1 Wh en the flash is set to the S uper FP mode, it detects backlight wit h longer dura tion than for normal flash bef ore emitting light. g “Super FP flash” ( P. 71) *2 AUTO , ! , # cannot be set in NIGHT+PORTRAIT mode.
120 EN 13 Information The file size in the table is approximate. x Notes • 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 viewfinder or the LCD monitor does no t change even when you take pictures or stored images are erased.
121 EN 13 Information 9 : Can be regi stered. k : Ca nnot be regist ered. * Includes anti-shock. Functions that c an be registered in Custom Reset Settings Function Custom reset setting registration Function Custom reset setting registration Shooting mode k 8 9 F 9 SLEEP 9 < / Y / j * 9 BACKLIT LCD 9 AF MODE 9 USB MODE k AF AREA 9 LIVE VIEW BOOST 9 AE BKT 9 g FACE DETECT 9 PICTURE MODE 9 FRAME A SSIST 9 GRADATION 9 ISO-AUTO SET 9 K 9 ISO-AUTO 9 NOISE REDUCT.
122 EN 13 Information Shooting Menu Menu di rectory Tab Function Setting Ref. page CARD SETUP ALL ERASE/FORMAT P. 82 P. 113 CUSTOM RESET RESET P. 30 RESET1 SET/RESET RESET2 SET/RESET PICTURE MODE h VIVID/ i NATU RAL * / j MUTED/ Z PORTRAIT/ MONOTONE P.
123 EN 13 Information Playback Menu Custom Menu 1 Tab Function Setting Ref. page q m K / L / M / N / O / h / i P. 77 y OFF/ON * P. 77 EDIT RAW DATA EDIT P. 78 JPEG EDIT SHADOW ADJ/RE DEYE FIX/ P / BLACK & WHITE/ SEPIA/ SATURATION/ Q << / U P.
124 EN 13 Information Custom Menu 2 d EXP/ e /ISO P. 87 ISO-AUTO SET 100 - 1600 (400 * )P . 8 7 ISO-AUTO P / A / S * /ALL P. 87 AELMeterin g AUTO * / J / 5 / 5 HI / 5 SH P. 87 BULB TIMER k P. 87 e # CUSTOM P. 87 w + F OFF * /ON P. 87 AUTO POP UP OFF/ON * P.
125 EN 13 Information A (Aperture Priority) Mode You set the apertur e yourself and the camera aut omat ically varies the shutter speed so that the picture is taken with the correct exposu re. AE (Automatic Exposure) The camera’s built-in exposure meter auto mati cally sets t he exposure.
126 EN 13 Information DPOF (Digital Pri nt Order Format) This is for saving desired print settings on digital cameras. By enter ing which images to print and the number of copies of each, the user c an easily have the desired images printed by a printer or print lab that suppor ts the DPOF format.
127 EN 13 Information RAW Refers to raw data, data which has not been enhanced with a camera option like white balance, sharpness, cont rast, etc. Th is file fo rmat is for viewing and pro cessing with our own software. You may not be able to open or process the se files with other graphics software applications, and these files ca nnot be selected fo r DPOF printing.
128 EN 13 Information Product type Product type : Single-lens reflex digital camera with interchangeable lens sy stem Lens : Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens Lens mount : Four Thirds mount Equivalent focal length on a 35 mm film camera : Approx.
129 EN 13 Information White balanc e Product type : Image pickup device Mode setting : Auto, Preset WB (8 settings), Customized WB, One-touch WB Recordi ng Memory : CF card (Compatible with Type I and II) Microdrive (Compatible with FAT 16/32) xD-Picture Card Recording system : Digital recording, JPEG (in accordance with Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)), RAW Data Applicable standards : Exif 2.
130 EN 13 Information BLS-1 Lithium ion battery MODEL NO. : PS-BLS1 Product type : Rechargeable Lithium ion battery Nominal voltage : DC 7.2 V Nominal capacity : 1150 mAh No. of charge and discharge times : Approx. 500 times (vary with usage conditions) Ambient temperature : 0 °C - 40 °C (32 °F - 104 °F) (ch arging) -10 °C - 60 °C (14 °F - 140 °F) (operation) -20 °C - 35 °C (-4 °F - 95 °F) (storage) Dimensions : Approx.
131 EN 13 Information Read All Instructions — Before you use the product, read all operating instruction s. Save all manuals and documentation for future reference. Cleaning — Always unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning.
132 EN 13 Information WARNING ( Do not use the camera near fla mmable or explosive gases. ( Do not use the flash and LED on people (infants, small children, etc.) a t close range. • You must be at least 1 m ( 3 ft.) away from the f a ces of your subje cts.
133 EN 13 Information • If rechargeable bat teries have not been recharged wi thin the specifi ed time, stop charg ing them and do not use them. • Do not use a battery i f it is cracked or broken. • If a battery leaks, becomes discolo red or deformed, or beco mes abnormal in any othe r way during operation, stop using the camer a.
134 EN 13 Information • Do not immer se in water or splash with water. • Do not drop or exer t strong force on the lens. • Do not hold at the m oving part of th e lens. • Do not touch the le ns surface di rectly. • Do not touch the con tact points di rectly.
135 EN 13 Information We strongly recommend th at you use only th e genuine Olym pus dedicated rech argeable ba ttery and batte ry charger with this camera. Using a non- genuine rechar geable batter y and/or battery charger may r esult in fire or personal inju ry due to leakage, heati ng, ignition or damage to the bat tery.
136 EN 13 Information 3. This warranty does not cover th e following and the custom er will be requi red to pay rep air charg e, even for defects occurring within the war ranty period referred to ab ove. (a) Any defe ct that occurs due to mishandling (such as an ope ration performed that is not me ntioned in the Handlin g Care or othe r sections of th e instructions, e tc.
137 EN Symbols w + F ........................................................... 87 8 (Beep sound) ................................ ........... 86 W (Language selection) ........................... 90 < CUSTOM ............................
138 EN F F (Fine) ............................................... ... 59, 107 FACE DETECT g .................................. 39 , 87 FILE NAME ................... ................................ 89 Fill-in flash # ........................
139 EN SEPIA ............................................................ 79 Sequential shooting j ................................ 55 SF (Super Fine) ..................................... 59, 107 SHADOW ADJ ....................................
INSTRUCTION MANUAL Printed in China VN262101 z Thank you for purchasing an Olympus dig ital camera. Before you st art to use your new camera, please read these instructions caref ully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service li fe. Keep this manua l in a safe place for future refe rence.
Un point important après l'achat de l'appareil (ou même avant l'achat) est de lire le manuel d'utilisation. Nous devons le faire pour quelques raisons simples:
Si vous n'avez pas encore acheté Olympus E-450 c'est un bon moment pour vous familiariser avec les données de base sur le produit. Consulter d'abord les pages initiales du manuel d'utilisation, que vous trouverez ci-dessus. Vous devriez y trouver les données techniques les plus importants du Olympus E-450 - de cette manière, vous pouvez vérifier si l'équipement répond à vos besoins. Explorant les pages suivantes du manuel d'utilisation Olympus E-450, vous apprendrez toutes les caractéristiques du produit et des informations sur son fonctionnement. Les informations sur le Olympus E-450 va certainement vous aider à prendre une décision concernant l'achat.
Dans une situation où vous avez déjà le Olympus E-450, mais vous avez pas encore lu le manuel d'utilisation, vous devez le faire pour les raisons décrites ci-dessus,. Vous saurez alors si vous avez correctement utilisé les fonctions disponibles, et si vous avez commis des erreurs qui peuvent réduire la durée de vie du Olympus E-450.
Cependant, l'un des rôles les plus importants pour l'utilisateur joués par les manuels d'utilisateur est d'aider à résoudre les problèmes concernant le Olympus E-450. Presque toujours, vous y trouverez Troubleshooting, soit les pannes et les défaillances les plus fréquentes de l'apparei Olympus E-450 ainsi que les instructions sur la façon de les résoudre. Même si vous ne parvenez pas à résoudre le problème, le manuel d‘utilisation va vous montrer le chemin d'une nouvelle procédure – le contact avec le centre de service à la clientèle ou le service le plus proche.