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C-7000 Zoom

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Where is the reference manual for the C-7000 Zoom camera?

The CD packaged with the camera provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat, which is provided on the CD, 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 from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-7000 Zoom are located on the CD under the "Reference" section under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site (http://www.olympusamerica.com/download).

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Is the battery that comes with the camera (LI-12B Lithium Ion battery) rechargeable?

Yes, the battery that comes with the C-7000 can be recharged. This battery is the Olympus LI-12B Lithium Ion battery and it can be recharged using the LI-10C battery charger. Both the battery and charger are included with the camera.

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What is the battery life expectancy of LI-12B Lithium Ion battery?

The LI-10B Lithium Ion battery provides approximately 175 shots per charge with typical usage.

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Can a remote control be used with the C-7000 Zoom camera?

Yes. The RM-1 and the RM-2 remote control can be used with the C-7000 Zoom.

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Does the C-7000 Zoom camera have a video output feature?

Yes, the C-7000 Zoom is compatible with both NTSC and PAL.

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Is sound recording and playback available on the C-7000 Zoom?

Yes, the camera does have a built-in microphone and a speaker that can be used during play back.

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What are the ISO settings that are available with the C-7000 Zoom?

You can set the ISO settings to 80, 100, 200, 400 or Auto.

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When should I use Noise Reduction?

The Noise Reduction function reduces the noise that is generated during long exposures. When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. Turning this function on will reduce the amount of noise in the image.

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What is the AF Area function?

You can use the AF Area function to change the location of the Auto focus mark to the left, right, up, or down depending on the location of the object that you wish to focus on.

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When and how would I use the One Touch White Balance Function?

This function is useful when you need more precise white balance than the Preset White Balance can provide. To set the optimum white balance for the shooting conditions, point the camera at a white object under the light source that you want to use, and press the OK button to set the white balance.

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What type and size of media are compatible with the C-7000 Zoom?

The C-7000 Zoom uses the xD Picture card. The compatible sizes are 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, and 512 MB.

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What is the number of files that I can store on a 32MB xD-Picture Card?

The number of files that can be stored on the card depends on the resolution and compression of the image. Please see the chart below:

Quality Mode Resolution 32MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
TIFF 3072 x 2304 1 picture 24 pictures
SHQ 3072 x 2304 6 pictures 98 pictures
HQ 3072 x 2304 17 pictures 287 pictures
SQ1-HIGH 2592 x 1944 8 pictures 138 pictures
SQ1-HIGH 2048 x 1536 13 pictures 218 pictures
SQ2-HIGH 1280 x 960 33 pictures 541 pictures
HQ 640 x 480 15 fps movie 00:17 Over 9 minutes
SQ1 320 x 240 30 fps movie 00:23 Over 12 minutes
SQ2 320 x 240 15 fps movie 00:46 Over 25 minutes

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My indoor flash images are blurry, what would cause this to happen?

It is possible you have the Flash Mode set to one of the Slow Sync modes (lighting bolt with the word Slow). Slow synchronization flash sets a slow shutter speed for the background exposure and fires the flash for the subject exposure. Since the shutter speed is slow, your subject should be still and the camera should be on a tripod otherwise blur can result. Since this mode should only be used when the above conditions can be met, you should use the FILL-IN FLASH (single lighting bolt symbol) mode for most situations that require a flash for correct exposure. Repeatedly pressing the FLASH MODE button will cycle through the various flash mode settings.

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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 Mode Menu and select OK to activate it. Once Pixel Mapping is completed the Mode Menu displays. The bright dot should no longer appear in your downloaded images.

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How can I correct redeye images?

Red-eye is actually caused by the light from the flash bouncing off the back of the retina and picking up the color red from the blood vessels.

 

To correct this effect, follow these steps:

  1. Turn the mode dial to PlayBack Mode (green arrow) and display the image with redeye. 
  2. Press OK\Menu button.
  3. Using the arrow pad, navigate to MODE MENU>EDIT>REDEYE FIX.
  4. Press the right arrow key, START will display.  
  5. Press OK\Menu
  6. After {BUSY} bar displays, a screen will display with an option to cancel or save the image.

     If the option [Go] is displayed, press the OK\Menu button.  This saves a corrected version of the image.

 

     If the option CANCEL is displayed, than the camera was unable to correct the image. Press the left arrow key to exit.

 

This correction may not work on all pictures.  If you import the original image into Olympus Master software you can also apply the Red-Eye fix located in the Edit menu.  This lets you precisely pinpoint the eye area and remove the red. It even lets you remove green or blue, which can occur with animals.

 

 

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How do I change the focus to Spot-AF?

Press the AE/AF Button located on the back of the camera to the right of the viewfinder. Press the right arrow for the AF selection area. Select Spot and press the OK button. This will change the AF mode to AF-Spot. The camera will now only focus on the subject located within the brackets. You can also press halfway on the shutter button to lock in focus on a subject then recompose if needed.

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