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D-535 Zoom

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Where is the Reference Manual for the D-535 Zoom?

The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat, which is provided on the CD-ROM, is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual".

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How do I download images from the camera to view on my computer?

With the camera turned off, connect the USB cable to the PC and plug the smaller end into the camera. The camera will turn on and display the selection screen for USB. Use the arrow keys to select the PC option and then press the OK button. The camera will be recognized by the computer as a removable drive. There are instructions available at our web site ( For editing and managing image files with a PC, install the Olympus Master 1.0 software from the supplied CD-ROM. After installing the software, connect your camera to the PC via the USB cable provided.

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Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect to connect my camera to my computer?

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable (packaged with the camera) is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200 776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at: or by calling (800) 201-7766.

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What is the battery life expectancy in the D-535 Zoom?

The battery life on alkaline batteries vary according to manufacturer and power rating. Alkaline Batteries can provide up to 100 shots with typical usage. The Olympus Ni-MH batteries (B-01 4PE) would provide approximately 250 shots per charge and they can be recharged 300 to 500 times. The Olympus CR-V3 long-life lithium batteries (LB-01) are not compatible with the D-535 Zoom due to the design of the battery compartment.

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My battery indicator is full. I took one picture and now it displays as empty.

When batteries are low and they are not used for a period of time, they can build up enough voltage to give a full battery indication. The batteries only had enough power to shoot one image. The batteries are exhausted and need to be replaced or recharged.

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How do I know if images are being saved to the internal memory or to the optional xD-

The internal memory and the xD Picture Card cannot be used at the same time. When the card is inserted the internal memory is disabled. When you want to use the internal memory, remove the xD Picture Card. The LCD display will indicate that images are saved to internal memory by displaying [IN] in the lower right corner of the screen. When using the xD Picture Card the camera’s LCD will display [xD] in the lower right corner of the screen. These indicators are displayed just above the number of available frames.

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Can I move images saved to the internal memory to the optional xD-Picture Card?

The images saved to the internal memory can be copied to the xD Picture Card, but you cannot copy images from the xD Picture Card to the internal memory. Before you choose to copy the files to the xD card be sure that there is enough room on that card. To copy the images to the xD card make sure the camera is powered on, then and press the menu button. Use the down arrow key to navigate through the menu to the BACK UP feature. Use the right arrow key to enter the Back Up screen and select YES to copy the images to the xD card, or NO if you choose not to coy the image files.

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How many images can I record into the internal memory? How many to an xD-Picture

Quality Mode Resolution 12MB Internal Memory 16MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ 2048 x 1536 5 images 6 images 217 images
HQ 2048 x 1536 14 images 19 images 638 images
SQ1 1600 x 1200 18 images 24 images 778 images
SQ2 640 x 480 68 images 91 images 2937 images
Storable movie length and resolution (approximate figures). The number of
movies saved is based upon the storage capacity of the xD-Picture Card.

Quality Mode Resolution 12MB Internal Memory 16MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 20 sec. max per movie 20 sec. max per movie 20 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie

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What size are the digital pictures in each record mode?

2048 x 1536 SHQ, JPEG – approximately 1940K
2048 x 1536 HQ, JPEG – approximately 678K
1024 x 768 SQ2, JPEG – approximately 155K
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG – approximately 61K

320 x 240 HQ Movie – approximately 4594K (20 Second Movie)
160 x 120 SQ Movie – approximately 3659K (60 Second movie)

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There are several shooting modes on the Mode Dial. When should I apply them?

The Shooting modes are as follows:

PROGRAM AUTO (Factory default setting)
Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and metering, can be adjusted manually.

Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Night scene
Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both the subject and the background.

Self Portrait
Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the Wide position and cannot be changed.

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How close can I get to my subject when shooting in macro mode?

The Macro Mode operating range of the D-535 Zoom camera is 8 inches to 20 inches. This means the camera must be between 8 inches and 20 inches away from the subject for a picture to be in focus.

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With the lens fully zoomed on a subject, and in macro mode, what is the size of the subject area that will fill the frame?

The size of the subject area that will fill the frame is approximately 3.1"x 2.4".

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My pictures are too dark. What can be wrong?

Be sure that you are capturing images in the right shooting mode. For example, if shooting a night scene your image will be underexposed and dark if the image is captured in the Program Auto mode for regular photography, or in any mode other than Night Scene. Be careful that when capturing images, nothing is obstructing the flash.

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What should I do if I cannot focus on a particular subject?

If the camera is having trouble doing an auto focus you can try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on another subject roughly the same distance away from you, and then move the camera back to your original subject and take your picture without losing that focus. First turn the camera on and locate the AutoFocus Target Mark in the center of the LCD. The AF Target Mark resembles an open and close bracket [ ]. Position this AF Target Mark on a subject roughly the same distance away from you as the subject that the camera is having trouble focusing on. Press the shutter button halfway enabling the lens to focus. While keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, move the camera back to include the subject you originally wanted in the image, then press the shutter fully. (Please see page 42 in the D-535 Zoom Reference Manual in Section 3, under the heading titled “If Correct Focus Cannot Be Obtained”, for a more detailed explanation.)

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Is the 3x optical zoom enough? What options do I have for more telephoto zoom?

The D-535 Zoom camera has a 4x digital zoom in addition to the 3x optical zoom, which gives you a total of 12x zoom overall. Press the Zoom button and a zoom indicator will be displayed in the upper right corner of the LCD – the area in white represents the Optical Zoom range and the red area represents the range of the Digital Zoom. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents Telephoto as you are zooming in closer to the subject.

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Is there an A/C adapter available for my D-535 Camera?

There is an A/C adapter which is recommended for use with the D-535 Zoom Camera. The model is E-7AU. Use this 110V/120V AC Adapter to conserve batteries when downloading to your computer, for extended work in a studio, during printing, or while viewing images while connected to your TV or VCR. You can purchase this through the Olympus Emporium at or 1-800-201-7766. The Olympus stock number is 200751.

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I am planning a trip to visit family outside of the USA. Are there other languages then English?

There is a selection displayed on the first menu screen that will allow you to set the camera to display all settings in one of several languages. The available languages will vary depending upon the area where the camera was purchased. Generally, cameras purchased in the USA will allow the selection of English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. Press the menu button and use the arrow down key to select the fourth icon which resembles a head with a speech balloon. Use the arrow right (>) key to display the available languages. Use the up or down arrow to navigate to the language of your choice. Press the OK button in the center of the arrow pad and the language you selected will now be displayed in the menus.

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What settings are affected when I use the reset feature on the arrow pad?

The functions available from the arrow pad, which are Self-Timer (arrow left key), Exposure Compensation for adjusting brightness (arrow up key), Macro and Super Macro Modes for close up photos (arrow right key) will all be reset using the RESET arrow pad button. Also, the quality/resolution will be set back to the default of HQ, but settings such as the language, the date and time, sleep time setting and video out to either NTSC or PAL are settings which are not changed by using the reset button. These settings need to be manually selected through the menus in order to reset or change them.

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In my image there is a small bright dot always in the same area of the image. What can I do?

Pixel Mapping is a feature of the camera to check and adjust the CCD and image processing functions. Locate Pixel Mapping in the camera's menu and select OK to activate it. Once Pixel Mapping is completed the Menu displays. The bright dot should no longer appear in your downloaded images.

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