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Olympus SP-810UZ Instruction Manual

Olympus digital camera user manual.

 
DIGITAL CAMERA
SP-810UZ
Instruction Manual
● 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
future reference.
● We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs.
● In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information
contained in this manual.

Summary of Contents

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    Instruction Manual ● 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 future reference.

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    Names of Parts Camera unit 2 EN Lens cap and Lithium Ion USB cable lens cap strap Battery (CB-USB8) (LI-50B) AV cable USB-AC OLYMPUS Setup (CB-AVC3) adapter CD-ROM (F-2AC) Flash AF illuminator Self-timer lamp Microphone Lens Card slot Battery/card compartment...

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    Attaching the camera strap and lens cap Attaching the camera strap and lens cap Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. • Attach the strap to the other eyelet in the same manner. Monitor  button R button (record movies) q button (switching between shooting and...

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    Monitor Shooting mode display Shooting mode display 00:34 00:34 DATE 14 13 12 1/100 1/100 F3.0 F3.0 4 EN Battery check ...p. 13, 55 Shooting mode ...p. 16, 23 Flash ...p. 19 Flash standby/fl ash charge ...p. 54 Macro/super macro ...p. 28 AUTO AUTO Self-timer ...p.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Playback mode display Playback mode display ● Standard display 4/30 4/30 ’11/10/26 ’11/10/26 00:00 00:00 Still image ● Advanced display 4/30 4/30 1/1000 F3.0 AUTO 100 0004 FILE ’11/10/26 00:00 00:12/00:34 00:12/00:34 Movie 1/1000 F3.0 AUTO 100 0004 FILE ’11/10/26 00:00 Battery check ...p.

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    Camera Settings Camera Settings Using the Buttons Using the Buttons Frequently used functions can be accessed using the buttons. Wheel controller F (up) /INFO button (changing information display) (p. 19, 22) (left) G (down) /  button (erase) (p. 21) The wheel controller can also be used to change the selections.

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    Operation guide The symbols FGHI displayed for image selections and settings indicate that the wheel controller is to be used by pressing, not turning, the wheel controller sections (p. 6). Time 2011 10 26 00 00 Y / M / D Y / M / D Single Print Cancel...

  • Page 8

    Using the Menu Using the Menu Use the menu to change camera settings such as the shooting mode. There may be menus that are unavailable depending on other related settings or the shooting mode (p. 23). Function menu Function menu Press H during shooting to display the function menu.

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    Setup menu Setup menu Press the  button during shooting or playback to display the setup menu. The setup menu provides access to a variety of camera settings, including options not listed in the function menu, display options, and the time and date.

  • Page 10: Date Stamp, Protect

    Menu Index Program Auto Program Auto 1 Shooting mode ...p. 16, 23 P (Program Auto) M (iAUTO)  (Scene Mode) P (Magic Filter) p (Panorama) W (3D) 2 Flash ...p. 19 3 Macro ...p. 28 4 Self-timer ...p. 28 5 Exposure compensation ...p. 29 6 White balance ...p.

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    Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera Inserting the battery and card Battery/card compartment cover Battery lock knob Write-protect switch Insert the battery as illustrated with the B mark toward the battery lock knob. Damage to the battery exterior (scratches, etc.) may produce heat or an explosion.

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    To remove the card To remove the card Press the card in until it clicks and comes out slightly, then remove the card. Charging the battery with the included USB-AC adapter The included F-2AC USB-AC adapter (hereafter referred to as USB-AC adapter) differs depending on the region where you purchased the camera.

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    ● A “Setup” dialog will be displayed. Windows Vista/Windows 7 ● An Autorun dialog will be displayed. Click “OLYMPUS Setup” to display the “Setup” dialog. If the “Setup” dialog is not displayed, select “My Computer” (Windows XP) or “Computer” (Windows Vista/Windows 7) from the start menu.

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    Install OLYMPUS Viewer 2. ● Check the system requirements before beginning installation. ● Click the “OLYMPUS Viewer 2” button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. You can register via “Registration” in OLYMPUS Viewer 2 “Help”. OLYMPUS Viewer 2 Operating Mac OS X v10.4.11–v10.6...

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    Date, time, time zone, and language The date and time set here are saved to image fi le names, date prints, and other data. You can also choose the language for the menus and messages displayed in the monitor. Press the n button to turn on the camera.

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    Shooting, Playback, and Erasing Shooting, Playback, and Erasing Shooting with the optimum aperture value and shutter speed (P mode) In this mode, automatic shooting settings are activated while also allowing changes to a wide range of other shooting menu functions, such as exposure compensation, white balance, etc.

  • Page 17: Of Images

    AF target mark Press halfway Shutter speed “Focusing” (p. 56) To take the picture, gently press the shutter button all the way down while being careful not to shake the camera. Press fully Image review screen To view images during shooting To view images during shooting Pressing the q button enables playback of images.

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    Using the zoom Turning the zoom lever adjusts the shooting range. W side T side Zoom bar AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO 00:34 00:34 00:34 00:34 Optical zoom: 36× Digital zoom: 4× To take larger images [Digital Zoom] To take larger images [Digital Zoom] The type and amount of zoom can be identifi...

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    Using the fl ash The fl ash functions can be selected to best match the shooting conditions. Lift up the fl ash unit manually. To turn off the fl ash To turn off the fl ash Press the fl ash down back into the camera. Select the fl...

  • Page 20: Histogram

    Reading a histogram Reading a histogram If the peak fi lls too much of the frame, the image will appear mostly white. If the peak fi lls too much of the frame, the image will appear mostly black. The green section shows luminance distribution within the screen’s center.

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    Operations while playback is paused Operations while playback is paused Elapsed time /Total shooting time Use F to display the fi rst frame Cueing and press G to display the last frame. Turn the wheel controller to Advancing and advance or rewind by one frame rewinding one at a time.

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    Index view and close-up view Index view enables quick selection of a desired image. Close-up view (up to 10x magnifi cation) allows checking of image details. Turn the zoom lever. Single-image view 4/30 4/30 ’11/10/26 ’11/10/26 00:00 00:00 Index view ’11/10/26 ’11/10/26 To select an image in index view...

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    Using Shooting Modes Using Shooting Modes To change the shooting mode To change the shooting mode The shooting mode (P, M, , P, p, W) can be changed with using the function menu. “Using the Menu” (p. 8) Shooting with automatic settings (M mode) The camera will automatically select the optimal shooting mode for the scene.

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    In  modes, the optimum shooting settings are pre-programmed for specifi c shooting scenes. Functions may be limited in some modes. Option B Portrait/V Beauty/F Landscape/ / M Night+Portrait G Night Scene C Sport/N Indoor/W Candle R Self Portrait/ S Sunset X Fireworks /V Cuisine/ d Documents/q Beach &...

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    Shooting mode 1 Pop Art 2 Pin Hole 3 Fish Eye 4 Drawing 5 Soft Focus MAGIC FILTER 6 Punk 7 Sparkle 8 Watercolor 9 Refl ection 0 Miniature Two images are saved, an unmodifi ed image and an image to which the effect has been applied. In P mode, the optimum shooting settings are pre- programmed for each scene effect.

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    3 Move the camera slowly while keeping it straight, and stop the camera where the pointer and target mark overlap. ● The camera releases the shutter automatically. Cancel To combine only two pictures, press the A button before taking a third frame. 4 Repeat Step 3 to take a third frame.

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    Shooting 3D images (W mode) In this mode, 3D images are shot for viewing on 3D-compatible display devices. Images shot in 3D mode cannot be displayed in 3D on this camera’s monitor. Set the shooting mode to W. 3D Photo 3D Photo Press G to go to the submenu.

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    Using Shooting Functions Using Shooting Functions “Using the Menu” (p. 8) Shooting closeups (Macro shooting) This function enables the camera to focus and shoot subjects at close distances. Select the macro option in the function menu. Use HI to select the setting option, and press the A button to set.

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    To cancel the self-timer after it starts To cancel the self-timer after it starts Press the  button. Adjusting the brightness (Exposure compensation) The standard brightness (appropriate exposure) set by the camera based on the shooting mode (except for M) can be adjusted brighter or darker to obtain a desired shot.

  • Page 30: Shutter Speed

    Using the one touch white balance Using the one touch white balance 1 Select the white balance option in the function menu. 2 Use HI to select [  ] or [  ], and face the camera toward white paper. ●...

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    Option Description One frame is shot each time the shutter button is pressed. The images are taken sequentially while holding down the shutter button. The camera takes sequential shots at a faster speed than in [j]. The camera takes sequential shots at approximately 18 frames/sec.

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    Using the playback functions Using the playback functions Playing back panorama images Panorama images that were combined together using [Auto] or [Manual] can be scrolled for viewing. “Creating panoramic images (p mode)” (p. 25) Select a panorama image during playback. “Viewing images”...

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    Menus for Shooting Functions Menus for Shooting Functions The default settings of the function are highlighted in For information on using the menus, see “Using the Menu” (p. 8). Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings [Reset] Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings [Reset] I (Shooting menu 1) ...

  • Page 34

    Selecting the image quality for still images [Image Size/Compression] Selecting the image quality for still images [Image Size/Compression] I (Shooting menu 1)  Image Size/Compression Submenu 1 Submenu 2 14M (4288x3216) 8M (3264x2448) 5M (2560x1920) 3M (2048x1536) 2M (1600x1200) Image Size 1M (1280x960) VGA (640x480) 16:9G (4288x2416)

  • Page 35

    Brightening the subject against Brightening the subject against backlight [Shadow Adjust] backlight [Shadow Adjust] I (Shooting menu 1)  Shadow Adjust Submenu 2 Application Automatically On when a compatible Auto shooting mode is selected. The effect is not applied. Shoot with automatic adjustment to brighten an area that has become darker.

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    Shooting at higher magnifi cations than Shooting at higher magnifi cations than optical zoom [Digital Zoom] optical zoom [Digital Zoom] I (Shooting menu 1)  Digital Zoom Submenu 2 Application Disable digital zoom. Enable digital zoom. [Digital Zoom] is not available when [a Super Macro] (p.

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    Viewing the image immediately after Viewing the image immediately after shooting [Rec View] shooting [Rec View] J (Shooting menu 2)  Rec View Submenu 2 Application The image being recorded is not displayed. This allows the user to prepare for the next shot while following the subject in the monitor after shooting.

  • Page 38

    Recording sound when shooting Recording sound when shooting movies [R R ] ] movies [ A (Movie menu)  R Submenu 2 Application No sound is recorded. Sound is recorded. 38 EN...

  • Page 39

    Menus for Playback, Editing, and Printing Functions Menus for Playback, Editing, and Printing Functions The default settings of the function are highlighted in Playing back pictures automatically Playing back pictures automatically [Slideshow] [Slideshow] q (Playback menu)  Slideshow Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Off/Cosmic/ Breeze/...

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    Retouching the skin and eyes Retouching the skin and eyes [Beauty Fix] [Beauty Fix] q (Playback menu)  Edit  Beauty Fix Depending on the picture, the editing may not be effective. Submenu 3 Submenu 4 [Clear Skin], [Sparkle ― Eye] and [Dramatic Eye] are applied together.

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    When erasing pictures in the internal memory, do not insert the card into the camera. Protected images cannot be erased. To individually select and erase images To individually select and erase images [Sel. Image] [Sel. Image] 1 Use FG to select [Sel. Image], and press the A button.

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    Menus for Other Camera Settings Menus for Other Camera Settings The default settings of the function are highlighted in Erasing data completely Erasing data completely [Memory Format]/[Format] [Memory Format]/[Format] r (Settings 1)  Memory Format/Format Before formatting, check that no important data is left in the internal memory or card.

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    Selecting a method for connecting Selecting a method for connecting the camera to other devices the camera to other devices [USB Connection] [USB Connection] r (Settings 1)  USB Connection Submenu 2 Application When the camera is connected to Auto another device, the settings selection screen is displayed.

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    Selecting the camera sound and its volume [Sound Settings] Selecting the camera sound and its volume [Sound Settings] s (Settings 2)  Sound Settings Submenu 2 Submenu 3 Sound Type 1/2/3 q Volume 0/1/2/3/4/5 Volume 0/1/2/3/4/5 Resetting the fi le names of pictures [File Name] Resetting the fi...

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    Adjusting the image processing Adjusting the image processing function [Pixel Mapping] function [Pixel Mapping] s (Settings 2)  Pixel Mapping This function has already been adjusted at factory shipping, and no adjustment is needed right after purchase. Approximately once a year is recommended.

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    To play back camera images on a TV To play back camera images on a TV ● Connection via AV cable 1 Use the camera to select the same video signal system as the one of connected TV ([NTSC]/[PAL]). 2 Connect the TV and camera. Open the connector cover in the direction of the arrow.

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    For details on changing the input source of the TV, refer to the TV’s instruction manual. When the camera and TV are connected by both an AV cable and an HDMI cable, the HDMI cable will take priority. Depending on the TV’s settings, the displayed images and information may become cropped. To operate images with the TV remote control To operate images with the TV remote control 1 Set [HDMI Control] to [On], and turn off the camera.

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    Setting the date and time [X Setting the date and time [ t (Settings 3)  X “Date, time, time zone, and language” (p. 15). To check the date and time To check the date and time Press the INFO button while the camera is turned off. The current time is displayed for approx. 3 seconds. Choosing home and alternate time zones [World Time] Choosing home and alternate time zones [World Time] t (Settings 3) ...

  • Page 49

    Printing Printing Direct printing (PictBridge By connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print images directly without using a computer. To fi nd out if your printer supports PictBridge, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. PictBridge is a standard for connecting digital cameras and printers of different makers and printing out pictures directly.

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    Changing the printer’s settings for printing [Custom Print] Follow Steps 1 and 2 for [Easy Print] (p. 49). Press the A button. Use FG to select the print mode, and press the A button. Submenu 2 Application This prints the image selected in Print Step 6.

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    To make the detailed printer settings To make the detailed printer settings 1 Use FGHI to select the setting, and press the A button. Submenu 5 Submenu 6 <X 0 to 10 This selects the number of prints. Selecting [With] prints the images with the date.

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    Print Reservations (DPOF In print reservations, the number of prints and date imprint option are saved in the image on the card. This enables easy printing at a printer or print shop supporting DPOF by using only the print reservations on the card without a computer or a camera.

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    Resetting the print reservation data for selected images Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p. 52). Use FG to select [<], and press the A button. Use FG to select [Keep] and press the A button. Use HI to select the image with the print reservation you want to cancel.

  • Page 54

    Usage Tips Usage Tips If the camera does not work as intended, or if an error message is displayed on the screen, and you are unsure of what to do, refer to the information below to fi x the problem(s). Troubleshooting Battery Battery...

  • Page 55

    Error message When one of the messages below is displayed on the monitor, check the corrective action. Error message Corrective action Card problem Insert a new card. Card Error Card problem The card write-protect switch is set to the “LOCK” side. Release Write Protect the switch.

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    Shooting tips When you are unsure of how to take a picture that you envision, refer to the information below. Focusing “Focusing on the subject” ● Taking a picture of a subject not in the center of the screen After focusing on an object at the same distance as the subject, compose the shot, and take the picture.

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    Camera shake “Taking pictures without camera shake” ● Taking pictures using [Image Stabilizer] (p. 36) The image pickup device shifts to correct for camera shake even if the ISO sensitivity is not increased. This function is also effective when taking pictures at a high zoom magnifi cation. ●...

  • Page 58

    Panorama “Taking pictures so that the frames are stitched smoothly” ● A tip for panoramic shooting Taking pictures by pivoting with the camera at the center prevents shifting of the image. When taking pictures of close objects in particular, pivoting with the lens end at the center produces favorable results.

  • Page 59

    Battery and USB-AC adapter • This camera uses one Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-50B). No other type of batteries can be used. Caution: There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with the incorrect battery type.

  • Page 60

    Cards compatible with this camera Cards compatible with this camera SD/SDHC/SDXC/Eye-Fi card (for compatibility card details, visit the Olympus website.) 60 EN SD/SDHC/SDXC card write-protect switch SD/SDHC/SDXC card write-protect switch The SD/SDHC/SDXC card body has a write-protect switch.

  • Page 61

    Even if [Memory Format]/[Format], [Erase], [Sel. Image], or [All Erase] is performed, the data in the card is not completely erased. When disposing of the card, damage the card to prevent the disclosure of personal data. Readout/recording process of the card Readout/recording process of the card During shooting, the current memory indicator lights up in red while the camera is writing data.

  • Page 62

    Number of storable pictures (still images)/Continuous recording length (movies) in the Number of storable pictures (still images)/Continuous recording length (movies) in the internal memory and cards internal memory and cards The fi gures in the following tables are quoted only as a rough guideline. The actual number of storable pictures or continuous recording lengths will differ according to the shooting conditions and memory cards used.

  • Page 63

    Movies Movies IMAGE SIZE IMAGE QUALITY L 1280x720 8 640x480 9 320x240 The continuous recording length is up to 29 minutes in the HD quality specifi ed. The maximum fi le size of a single movie is 4 GB, regardless of the capacity of the card. Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Increasing the number of pictures that can be taken Either erase unwanted images, or connect the camera to a computer or other device to save the images, and then erase...

  • Page 64

    Attachments — For your safety, and to avoid damaging the product, use only accessories recommended by Olympus. 64 EN Water and Moisture — For precautions on products with weatherproof designs, read the weatherproofi...

  • Page 65

    DANGER • The camera uses a lithium ion battery specifi ed by Olympus. Charge the battery with the specifi ed USB-AC adapter or charger. Do not use any other USB-AC adapters or chargers.

  • Page 66

    66 EN Battery Battery • This camera uses a lithium ion battery specifi ed by Olympus. Do not use any other type of battery. • If the battery’s terminals get wet or greasy, camera contact failure may result. Wipe the battery well with a dry cloth before use.

  • Page 67

    Olympus. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained in these written materials or software, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained therein.

  • Page 68

    Olympus Service Centers, following the procedure set forth below (See “WHAT TO DO WHEN SERVICE IS NEEDED”). Olympus, at its sole discretion, will repair, replace, or adjust the defective Product, provided that Olympus investigation and factory inspection disclose that (a) such defect developed under normal and proper use and (b) the Product is covered under this limited warranty.

  • Page 69

    WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY Excluded from this limited warranty and not warranted by Olympus in any fashion, either express, implied, or by statute, are: (a) products and accessories not manufactured by Olympus and/or not bearing the “OLYMPUS” brand label (the...

  • Page 70

    Representations and warranties made by any person, including but not limited to dealers, representatives, salespersons, or agents of Olympus, which are inconsistent or in confl ict with or in addition to the terms of this limited warranty, shall not be binding upon Olympus unless reduced to writing and approved by an expressly authorized offi...

  • Page 71

    2 Since this Guarantee Certifi cate will not be re-issued, keep it in a safe place. * Please refer to the list on the web site: http://www.olympus. com for the authorized international Olympus service network.

  • Page 72

    5 Olympus’ sole liability under this warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing the product and any liability for indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind incurred or suffered by the customer due to a defect in the product, and in particular any loss or damage caused to any fi...

  • Page 73

    Those terms and other third party software notices, if any, may be found in the software notice PDF fi le stored within the accompanying CD-ROM or at http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/ digicamera/download/notice/notice.cfm Powered by ARCSOFT.

  • Page 74: Metering, Shutter Speed

    Image pickup device : 1/2.3” CCD (primary color fi lter) Lens : Olympus lens 4.5 to 90 mm, f3.0 to 6.9 (Equivalent to 25 to 500 mm on a 35 mm fi lm) Photometric system : Digital ESP metering, spot metering system Shutter speed : 4 to 1/2000 sec.

  • Page 75

    Humidity : 30 % to 90 % (operation)/10 % to 90 % (storage) Power supply : One Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-50B) or separately sold AC adapter Dimensions Width x : 106.5 mm x 68.7 mm x 39.5 mm Height x Depth (4.2 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.)

  • Page 77

    VR809501...

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    I would like to know what the intcator light is for N
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    Just would like to know what is the indicator light for
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