Olympus SP-800UZ Instruction Manual

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optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a
safe place for future reference.
● The application software and instruction manual PDF fi le are stored on
the internal memory of the camera.
● We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your
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● In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the
right to update or modify information contained in this manual.

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  • Page 1: Digital Camera, Instruction Manual

    DIGITAL CAMERA SP-800UZ 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.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Step Checking the contents of the box Digital camera Other accessories not shown: Warranty card Contents may vary depending on purchase location. Step Preparing the Camera “Preparing the Camera” (p. 10) Step How to Use the Camera “Camera Settings” (p. 3) Contents Contents Names of Parts ...

  • Page 3: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings Using the Direct Buttons Using the Direct Buttons Frequently used functions can be accessed using the direct buttons. Zoom lever (p. 16, 19) Shutter button (p. 15, 53) Movie record button (p. 16) q button (switching between shooting and playback) (p.

  • Page 4

    Using the Menu Using the Menu Use the menu to change camera settings such as the shooting mode. Press the m button to display the function menu. The function menu can be used to set frequently used shooting and playback functions such as shooting mode. Shooting PROGRAM AUTO PROGRAM AUTO...

  • Page 5: Menu Index

    Menu Index Menus for Shooting Functions PROGRAM AUTO PROGRAM AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO AUTO 1 Shooting mode P (PROGRAM AUTO) ...p. 15 M (iAUTO) ...p. 21 s (SCENE MODE) ...p. 21 P (MAGIC FILTER) ...p. 23 A (PANORAMA) ...p. 23 Q(BEAUTY) ...p.

  • Page 6: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Camera unit Self-timer lamp/ AF illuminator ... p. 27, 34 Speaker Flash ... p. 26 Microphone ... p. 33, 40 Lens ... p. 58 6 EN Card slot ... p. 14 Battery/card compartment cover ... p. 10 Tripod socket Flash knob (Flash fl...

  • Page 7

    Strap eyelet ... p. 10 Monitor ... p. 8, 15, 44, 53 Movie record button ... p. 16 Indicator lamp q button (switching between shooting and playback) ... p. 16, 17, 42 A button (OK) ... p. 3 Wheel controller ... p. 3 INFO button (changing information display) ...

  • Page 8

    Monitor Shooting mode display Battery check ... p. 12, 54 Shooting mode ... p. 15, 21 Flash ... p. 26 Flash standby/fl ash charge ... p. 53 Macro/super macro ... p. 26 Self-timer ... p. 27 Exposure compensation ... p. 27 White balance ...

  • Page 9

    Playback mode display ● Standard display 10 10 4/30 4/30 ’10/02/26 12:30 ’10/02/26 12:30 Still image ● Advanced display 10 10 4/30 4/30 1/1000 F2.8 AUTO 100 0004 FILE ’10/02/26 12:30 Battery check ... p. 12, 54 Print reservation/ number of prints ... p. 51, 50 Protect ...

  • Page 10: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Attaching the camera strap and lens cap ● Attach the strap to the other eyelet in the same manner. Pull the strap tight so that it does not come loose. 10 EN Inserting the battery Battery/card compartment cover Align l to the battery lock knob side and insert as shown in the fi...

  • Page 11: System Requirements

    Windows XP (SP2 or later)/ Windows Vista/Windows 7 Refer to the PC software (ib) help guide for details on how to use the PC software (ib). Select and execute “OLYMPUS Camera Initialization”, which is Multi- displayed on the computer screen...

  • Page 12

    Charging the battery with the included USB-AC adapter The included USB-AC adapter (F-2AC) (hereafter referred as AC adapter) has been designed to be used for charging and playback. Make sure that shooting is not being used while the AC adapter is connected to the camera.

  • Page 13: Step

    Setting the date, time and time zone The date and time set here are saved to image fi le names, date prints, and other data. Press the n button to turn on the camera. ● The date and time setting screen is displayed when the date and time are not set.

  • Page 14: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the display language The language for the menu and error messages displayed on the monitor is adjustable. Display the [SETUP] menu. “Using the Menu” (p. 4) Use FG to select the r (Settings 1) tab and then press I. EXIT Use FG to select [D] and press the A button.

  • Page 15: 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. as needed.

  • Page 16: Using The Zoom, Shooting Movies, Start Recording

    To take the picture, gently press the shutter button all the way down while being careful not to shake the camera. Press fully To view images during shooting Pressing the q button enables playback of images. To return to shooting, either press the q button or press the shutter button halfway down.

  • Page 17: Viewing Images

    Changing the shooting information display The display of the screen information can be changed to best match the situation, for example, the need for a clear view of the screen or for making a precise composition by using the grid display. Press F (INFO).

  • Page 18

    To play back movies Select a movie, and press the A button. MOVIE PLAY MOVIE PLAY Operations during movie playback Elapsed time/ Total recording time Press the A button to pause Pausing and playback. During pause, fast restarting forward or reverse, press the playback A button to restart playback.

  • Page 19: Information Display

    Index view, close-up view, and event index Index view enables quick selection of a desired image. Close-up view (up to 10x magnifi cation) allows checking of image details. In event index , images are grouped by the shooting dates and representative images for an event can be displayed.

  • Page 20

    Playing back panorama images Panorama images that were combined together using [AUTO] or [MANUAL] can be scrolled for viewing. “Creating panoramic images (A mode)” (p. 23) Select a panorama image during playback. “Viewing images” (p. 17) REPLAY Press the A button. To control panorama image playback Zoom in/Zoom out: Press the A button to pause playback.

  • Page 21: Using Shooting Modes

    Using Shooting Modes To change the shooting mode The shooting mode (P, M, s, P, A, Q) can be changed with using the function menu. “Using the Menu” (p. 4) Shooting with automatic settings (M mode) The camera will automatically select the optimal shooting mode for the scene.

  • Page 22

    In s modes, the optimum shooting settings are pre-programmed for specifi c shooting scenes. For this reason, settings may not be changed in some modes. Option B PORTRAIT/F LANDSCAPE/ G NIGHT SCENE M NIGHT+PORTRAIT C SPORT/N INDOOR/ W CANDLE R SELF PORTRAIT/ S SUNSET /X FIREWORKS b MULTI FIREWORKS/...

  • Page 23: Shooting With Special Effects

    Shooting with special effects (P mode) To add expression to your photo, select the desired special effect. Set the shooting mode to P. MAGIC FILTER MAGIC FILTER Press G to go to the submenu. POP ART Use HI to select the desired effect and then press the A button to set.

  • Page 24

    Taking pictures with [AUTO] 1 Press the shutter button to take the fi rst frame. 2 Move the camera slightly in the direction of the second frame. Target mark Pointer CANCEL Screen when combining images 3 Move the camera slowly while keeping it straight, and stop the camera where the pointer and target mark overlap.

  • Page 25

    Taking pictures with [PC] 1 Use FGHI to select the direction that the frames are combined. 2 Press the shutter button to take the fi rst frame, and then compose the second shot. Before fi rst shot BACK MENU After fi rst shot EXIT MENU...

  • Page 26: Using Shooting Functions

    Using Shooting Functions “Using the Menu” (p. 4) Using the fl ash The fl ash functions can be selected to best match the shooting conditions. Lift the fl ash knob to fl ip up the built-in fl ash. The fl ash settings cannot be adjusted with the fl...

  • Page 27: Adjusting The Brightness, Exposure Compensation

    Use HI to select the setting option, and press the A button to set. Option Description Macro mode is deactivated. This enables shooting as close as MACRO 10 cm/3.9 in. (180 cm/70.8 in. to the subject. This enables shooting as close as SUPER MACRO 1 cm/0.4 in.

  • Page 28: Selecting The Iso Sensitivity

    Adjusting to a natural color scheme (White balance) For more natural coloring, choose a white balance option suited to the scene. Select the white balance option in the shooting function menu. Use HI to select the setting option, and press the A button to set.

  • Page 29

    Sequential shooting (Drive) Pictures are taken sequentially while the shutter button is held down. Select the drive option in the shooting function menu. SEQUENTIAL SEQUENTIAL Option Description One frame is shot each time the shutter button is pressed. Take sequential shots using the focus, brightness (exposure) and white balance set in the fi...

  • Page 30: Menus For Shooting Functions, Printing

    Menus for Shooting Functions The default settings of the function are highlighted in Selecting the image quality for still images [IMAGE SIZE/COMPRESSION] I (Shooting menu 1) Submenu 1 Submenu 2 14M (4288 × 3216) 8M (3264×2448) 5M (2560×1920) 3M (2048×1536) 2M (1600×1200) IMAGE SIZE 1M (1280×960)

  • Page 31

    Brightening the subject against backlight [SHADOW ADJUST] I (Shooting menu 1) SHADOW ADJUST Available shooting modes:P M s P Submenu 2 Application The shadow adjustment effect is AUTO applied when shooting against backlight. The effect is not applied. Shoot with automatic adjustment to brighten an area that has become darker.

  • Page 32

    Selecting the method for measuring the brightness [ESP/n] I (Shooting menu 1) Available shooting modes:P M s P Submenu 2 Shoots to obtain a balanced brightness over the entire screen (Meters the brightness at the center and surrounding areas of the screen separately).

  • Page 33

    Recording sound when shooting still images [R] J (Shooting menu 2) Available shooting modes:P M s P Submenu 2 Application No sound is recorded. The camera automatically starts recording sound for approx. 4 seconds after a picture is taken. This is useful for recording notes or comments about the picture.

  • Page 34

    Reducing noise during long exposures [NOISE REDUCT.] J (Shooting menu 2) Available shooting modes:P M s P Submenu 2 The camera takes pictures at a fast shutter speed. No noise reduction is used. The camera takes pictures at a slow shutter speed.

  • Page 35: Menus For Playback, Editing, And Printing Functions, Printing

    Menus for Playback, Editing, and Printing Functions The menu descriptions shall begin with the playback function menu. The default settings of the function are highlighted in Data must have been created with the PC software (ib) before using some function. For details on installing the PC software (ib), see “Battery charge and camera setup”...

  • Page 36

    Viewing images by event [EVENT q] EVENT q In [EVENT q], images in an event are played back. (Images with the same shooting date are grouped into the same event.) To start [EVENT q] Press the A button to start [EVENT q]. (The event, including the image for which single-image view was being performed when the playback function menu was...

  • Page 37

    Using a PC software (ib) and importing data back to the camera The following functions can be performed when data created with the PC software (ib) is imported back to the camera. Refer to the PC software (ib) help guide for details on how to use the PC software (ib).

  • Page 38

    Changing the image size [Q] EDIT Submenu 2 This saves a high-resolution image C 640 × 480 as a separate image with a smaller size for use in e-mail attachments E 320 × 240 and other applications. 1 Use HI to select an image. 2 Use FG to select an image size and press the A button.

  • Page 39: Shadow Adj

    1 Use HI to select an image, and press the A button. 2 Use HI to select a calendar. Use FG to select the image orientation, and then press the A button. 3 Use FG to select the Year of the calendar, and press I.

  • Page 40: Print Reservations (dpof)" (p

    To erase all images [ALL ERASE] 1 Use FG to select [ALL ERASE], and press the A button. 2 Use FG to select [YES], and press the A button. Saving print settings to the image data [PRINT ORDER] q (Playback menu) “Print Reservations (DPOF)”...

  • Page 41: Menus For Other Camera Settings

    Menus for Other Camera Settings The default settings of the function are highlighted in Selecting a storage device [INTERNAL/SD] r (Settings 1) INTERNAL/SD Submenu 2 Application If a card is inserted, the card is automatically selected. If no card AUTO is inserted, internal memory is used.

  • Page 42: Usb Connection

    Restoring the shooting functions to the default settings [RESET] r (Settings 1) RESET Submenu 2 Restores the following menu functions to the default settings. • Flash (p. 26) • Macro (p. 26) • Self-timer (p. 27) • Exposure compensation (p. 27) •...

  • Page 43: File Name

    Selecting the camera sound and its volume [SOUND SETTINGS] s (Settings 2) SOUND SETTINGS Submenu 2 Submenu 3 SILENT MODE OFF/ON *1, 2 SOUND TYPE BEEP VOLUME SOUND TYPE SHUTTER SOUND VOLUME OFF (No Sound)/ LOW/HIGH OFF (No Sound) or q VOLUME 5 levels of volume Even when [SILENT MODE] is [ON], FG can be used to adjust volume during playback.

  • Page 44: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Monitor

    Adjusting the CCD and the image processing 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. For best results, wait at least one minute after taking or viewing pictures before performing pixel mapping.

  • Page 45

    Choosing home and alternate time zones [WORLD TIME] t (Settings 3) WORLD TIME You will not be able to select a time zone using [WORLD TIME] if the camera clock has not fi rst been set using [X]. Submenu 2 Submenu 3 HOME/ALTERNATE —...

  • Page 46

    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.

  • Page 47

    To operate images with the TV remote control 1 Set [HDMI CONTROL] to [ON], and turn off the camera. 2 Connect the camera and TV with an HDMI cable. “Connection via HDMI cable” (p. 46) 3 First turn on the TV, and then turn on the camera.

  • Page 48: 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.

  • Page 49

    Changing the printer’s settings for printing [CUSTOM PRINT] Follow Steps 1 and 2 for [EASY PRINT] (p. 48). Press the A button. Use FG to select the print mode, and press the A button. PRINT MODE SELECT PRINT PRINT ALL PRINT MULTI PRINT ALL INDEX PRINT ORDER...

  • Page 50

    Submenu Submenu <× 0 to 10 WITH/ DATE WITHOUT WITH/ FILE NAME WITHOUT (Proceeds to the setting screen.) To crop an image [P] 1 Use the zoom lever to select the size of the cropping frame, use FGHI to move the frame, and then press the A button.

  • Page 51

    Press the m button. When the message [REMOVE USB CABLE] is displayed, disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer. Print Reservations (DPOF In print reservations, the number of prints and date imprint option are saved in the image on the card.

  • Page 52: Resetting The Print Reservation Data For Selected Images

    Reserving one print each of all images on the card [U] Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p. 51). Use FG to select [U], and press the A button. Follow Steps 5 and 6 in [<]. Resetting all print reservation data Follow Steps 1 and 2 in [<] (p.

  • Page 53: 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 “The camera does not work even when batteries are installed”.

  • Page 54: Error Message

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

  • Page 55: Shooting Tips

    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.

  • Page 56: Image Quality, Color Hue

    Exposure (brightness) “Taking pictures with the right brightness” ● Taking pictures of a subject against a backlight Faces or backgrounds are bright even when shot against backlight. [SHADOW ADJUST] (p. 31) ● Taking pictures using [FACE/iESP] (p. 31) Appropriate exposure is obtained for a face against backlight, and the face is brightened.

  • Page 57

    Playback/Editing tips Playback “Playing images in the internal memory and card” ● Remove the card and display the images in internal memory ● “Inserting the SD/SDHC memory card (sold separately)” (p. 14) ● Selecting a storage device [INTERNAL/SD] (p. 41) “Viewing images with high picture quality on a high-defi...

  • Page 58: Appendix

    58 EN Battery, USB-AC adapter (included), Charger (sold separately) • 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 59

    If you set the switch to the “LOCK” side, you will not be able to write to the card, delete data or format. Return the switch to enable writing. Cards compatible with this camera SD/SDHC memory cards (for more information, visit the Olympus website) LOCK...

  • Page 60

    Using a new card Cards must be formatted with this camera before fi rst use or after being used with other cameras or computers. [MEMORY FORMAT]/[FORMAT] (p. 41) Checking the image saving location The memory indicator shows whether the internal memory or card is being used during shooting and playback.

  • Page 61: Still Pictures

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

  • Page 62: Safety Precautions, Handling The Camera, General Precautions

    DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS SERVICE PERSONNEL. An exclamation mark enclosed in a triangle alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the documentation provided with the product.

  • Page 63: Battery Handling Precautions

    DANGER • The camera uses a lithium ion battery specifi ed by Olympus. Charge the battery with the specifi ed AC adapter or charger. Do not use any other AC adapters or chargers. • Never heat or incinerate batteries.

  • Page 64: Disclaimer Of Warranty, Lcd Monitor, Copyright Notice

    Battery Handling Precautions • 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 65: Fcc Notice

    fi re or personal injury due to leakage, heating, ignition or damage to the battery. Olympus does not assume any liability for accidents or damage that may result from the use of a battery, battery charger and/or AC adapter that are not genuine Olympus accessories.

  • Page 66

    Olympus’s own authorized service personnel unless repair by others is made with the written consent of Olympus; (c) defects or damage to the Products resulting from wear, tear, misuse, abuse, negligence,...

  • Page 67

    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 68

    Olympus distributor within the business area of Olympus Europa Holding GmbH as stipulated on the website: http://www.olympus. com this product will be repaired, or at Olympus’s option replaced, free of charge. To claim under this warranty the customer must take the product...

  • Page 69

    Notes regarding Guarantee maintenance 1 This Guarantee will only be valid if the Guarantee Certifi cate is duly completed by Olympus or an authorized dealer or other documents contain suffi cient proof. Therefore, please make sure that your name, the name of the dealer, the...

  • Page 70

    Disclaimer of Warranty Olympus makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, by or concerning any content if these written materials or software, and in no event shall be liable for any implied warranty of merchantability or fi tness for any particular purpose or for any...

  • Page 71: Specifications

    Humidity : 30 % to 90 % (operation)/10 % to 90 % (storage) Power supply : One Olympus lithium ion battery (LI-50B) or separately sold AC adapter Dimensions : 107.3 mm (W) × 73.4 mm (H) × 84.7 mm (D) (4.2 ×...

  • Page 72

    Lithium ion battery (LI-50B) Product type Model No. Standard voltage Standard capacity Battery life Operating environment Temperature Dimensions Weight USB-AC adapter (F-2AC) Model No. Power requirements Output Operating environment Temperature Dimensions Weight Design and specifi cations subject to change without notice. HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Defi...

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