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 (http://www.olympusamerica.com/download). 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.
Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect my camera to my computer?
Yes, the CB-USB5 cable (packaged with the camera) is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200349. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at: http://www.olympusamerica.com/store or by calling (800) 201-7766.
Where is the Advanced Manual for the D-545 Zoom Camera?
The CD-ROM provides a full Advanced 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".
What is the battery life expectancy in the D-545 Zoom Camera?
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. Olympus recommends the use of CR-3V litium battery packs or NiMH rechargeable batteries. Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is absolutely necessary.
How do I know if images are being saved to the internal memory or to the optional xD-Picture Card?
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.
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.
How many images can I record into the internal memory? How many to an xD-Picture Card?
Storable movie length and resolution (approximate figures). The number of movies saved is based upon the storage capacity of the xD-Picture Card and length of each movie.
||14MB Internal Memory
||16MB xD-Picture Card
||512MB xD-Picture Card|
||2288 x 1712
||2288 x 1712
||1600 x 1200
||640 x 480
||14MB Internal Memory
||16MB xD-Picture Card
||512MB xD-Picture Card|
||320 x 240
30 fps movie
|20 sec. max movie
||24 sec. max movie
||12 min. 54 sec. movie|
||320 x 240
15 fps movie
|41 sec. max movie
||48 sec. max movie
||25 min. 48 sec. movie|
What size are the digital pictures in each record mode?
2288 x 1712 SHQ, JPEG - approximately 1960 Kb
2288 x 1712 HQ, JPEG - approximately 762 Kb
1600 x 1200 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 465 Kb
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 72 Kb
320 x 240 HQ Movie - approximately 12.5 Mb (20 Second Movie)
320 x 240 SQ Movie - approximately 12.5 Mb (41 Second movie)
There are several shooting modes on the Mode Dial. When should I apply them? In which situations?
The Shooting modes are as follows:
PROGRAM (P)/AUTO Modes
Used for general photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance.
In PROGRAM (P) the brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted.
In AUTO mode you cannot use exposure compensation or panorama features.
Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Suitable for capturing fast moving action without blurring. Even a fast moving object will appear to be stationary.
Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
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.
Nightscene + Portrait Suitable for taking photos of your subject in the evening or at night. This setting employs a slow shutter speed, the camera should be stabilized to avoid camera shake resulting in a blurred picture.
Landscape + Portrait Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape This setting allows for both the foreground subject and background landscape to be in focus. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
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 locked to wide-angle and cannot be changed.
Optimum settings for taking pictures of family gatherings and groups of friends. This mode reproduces the background clearly capturing the atmosphere.
Suitable for taking photos at the beach under a bright blue sky. Colors of the sky, the beach and people are reproduced vividly.
Optimun settings for taking pictures where backgrounds are snow fields. Settings are similar to Beach settings and colors of the sky, the greenery and people are reproduced vividly.
Optimum settings for capturing fireworks in the night sky. Since this setting employs a slow shutter speed , the camera should be stabilized to avoid camera shake resulting in a blurred picture.
Optimum settings for capturing pictures of the setting sun. This mode reproduces reds and yellows vibrantly. Again, this setting employs a slow shutter speed, the camera should be stabilized to avoid camera shake resulting in a blurred picture.
How do I activate the macro mode in order to shoot a close-up picture?
The Macro Mode is easily accessed via the arrow pad on the back of the camera. The right (>) arrow key, which has a flower icon, is depressed to start macro mode. Press OK and you have set the camera for close-up photography.
How close can I get to my subject when shooting in macro mode?
The Macro Mode (flower icon / up (^) arrow key) operating range of the D-545 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 when the optical zoom is at it’s greatest wide-angle. The Super-Macro Mode allows you to shoot with the camera as close as 1-inch from the subject.
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.
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 24 in the D-545 Zoom Advanced Manual in Section 2, under the heading titled “If Correct Focus Cannot Be Obtained”, for a more detailed explanation. This Advanced Manual is provided on a separate CD, in Adobe PDF format.)
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 settings 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.
What options do I have for telephoto images?
The D-545 Zoom camera has a 3x optical zoom coupled with a 4x “seamless” digital zoom to deliver a total 12x zooming feature. 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.
Is there an A/C adapter available for my D-545 Zoom Camera?
There is an A/C adapter which is recommended for use with the D-545 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 https://emporium.olympus.com/ or 1-800-201-7766. The Olympus stock number is 200751.
Are there any other shooting features available on the camera?
There is an option where you can set the camera to capture two images side by side, within the same frame. This feature is called “2 in 1” and can be accessed through the Mode Menu. Press the OK/Menu button, and use the right (>) arrow key to access the Mode Menu. Press the up (^) or down (v) arrow key to navigate to the CAMERA tab and then use the right (>) arrow key to access this sub-menu. Use the down (v) arrow key to navigate to the “2 in 1” feature and by using the right (>) arrow hey the “2 in 1” feature will be active for the next two shots. After the second shot the camera will display the menu option for “2 in 1”. You can select the option again, or you can return to normal shooting by pressing the OK/Menu button.
Are there any additional viewing features available on the camera?
You can select several options via the EDIT tab in the MODE MENU, when the camera is set in PLAYBACK MODE. These include adding a frame to the image, Black and White, and Sepia tone, and there is also an option to “resize” the image to 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels in order to have a larger file for printing and a smaller size for emailing. When using any of these features the camera will display the image in B&W, or Sepia and if you press OK a copy of the image is produced in B&W or Sepia, which ensures that your original full color image is also kept .In the case of adding a decorative frame, after selecting your choice of a frame, when pressing the OK button the camera’s LCD screen will display the options of creating a new file with the frame on it or canceling the frame option. When you select “NEW FILE” you are creating a copy of the image with the frame around it, and the camera is also keeping your original image file.
Are there other languages that the menus can be displayed in?
There is a selection displayed on the SETUP tab in the MODE MENU 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 come with the selection of English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese as the preset languages, with the availability of downloading other languages through options selected in the Olympus Master software application. 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.
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. 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.