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 USB selection screen. 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. To edit and manage images with a computer, install the Olympus Master software from the supplied CD-ROM. After installing the software, connect your camera to the PC via the provided USB cable.
Do I need a special USB cable to connect my D-630 to the computer?
Yes, the CB-USB4 cable (item # 200776) is required to download images directly from the camera. Replacement cables can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium.
Where is the Advanced Manual for the D-630 camera?
The CD-ROM contains a full Advanced manual in the PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is provided on the CD-ROM to view the manual. The printed manual packaged with the camera is the Basic Manual.
My battery indicator is full. I took one picture and now it displays empty. What happened?
When batteries are low and are not used for some time, they build up a charge, which can give a full battery indication. However, the batteries only had enough power to shoot one image. The batteries are exhausted and need to be replaced.
How do I know if images are being saved to the internal memory or to the optional xD Picture Card?
The internal memory and 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 you must remove the xD Picture card. The LCD display indicates the images are being saved to the internal memory by displaying [IN] in the lower right corner of the screen. When using the xD Picture Card the LCD will display [xD] in the lower right corner. 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 memory card, but you cannot copy images from the memory card to the internal memory.
How many images can I record to the internal memory? How many to an xD Picture card?
How long of a movie can I record to the internal memory? How about an xD Picture card?
What size are the digital pictures in each recording mode?SHQ 2288 x 1712, jpeg, approx. 1.5 MB
HQ 2288 x 1712, jpeg, approx. 1.3 Kb
SQ2 1600 x 1200, jpeg, approx. 540 Kb
SQ2 640 x 480, jpeg, approx. 141 Kb
HQ movie 320 x 240, approx. 5.4 MB (20 second movie)
SQ movie 160 x 120 , approx. 2.0 MB (20 second movie)
There are several shooting modes on the mode dial. In which situations should I use these modes?
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 AUTO (P) the brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted.
Portrait. Suitable for taking a portrait-style photo of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings to produce natural skin tones.
Landscape + Portrait. Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape. This setting allows both the foreground subject and background landscape to be in focus.
Landscape. Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings to produce vivid blues and greens.
Night and Portrait. Suitable for taking photos of your subject in the evening or at night. Since the shutter speed is slow, it is advised that you use a tripod to support the camera in this mode to help avoid blur from camera shake.
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 settings. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both foreground subjects and the background. It is advised that you use a tripod to support the camera in this mode to help avoid blur from camera shake.
Sports. Suitable for capturing fast moving action without blurring. Even a fast moving object will appear to be stationary.
Self Portrait. Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens toward yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings. The zoom is fixed in the wide position and cannot be changed.
Movie Mode. Enables you to take a QuickTime movie.
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. Press the left arrow key, which has a flower icon, to start the MACRO MODE. Press the down arrow key to select the flower icon in the menu. Then press the OK/MENU button; camera is now set for close-up photography. Remember to turn off the MACRO MODE when you begin shooting subjects beyond the focus range of the MACRO MODE.
How close can I get to my subject when shooting in Macro Mode?
The MACRO MODE focus range of the D-630 is .4 inches to 26 inches. This means the camera must be between 0.4 inches and 26 inches from the subject for the picture to be in focus.
My pictures are blurry. What can I do?
It is possible you were shooting in the NIGHT & PORTRAIT Scene mode. In this mode, the camera 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 select PROGRAM AUTO mode for low light situations where you are taking images within six feet of your subject and the flash is required for proper exposure.
Some of my outdoor portraits look underexposed. What can I do?
Whenever you are taking pictures of people within six feet of them, it is a good idea to turn on the flash - whether you are indoors or out. The Flash mode is easily accessed via the arrow pad on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key, which has a lightning bolt icon, to enter the Flash Mode. Press the down key to select the lightning bolt icon and press “OK”. The flash will fire every time in this mode. Your outdoor pictures of people should improve in appearance since the flash will fill-in shadows normally apparent in outdoor shots.
What should I do if I cannot focus on a particular subject?
If the camera is having a difficult time auto-focusing, you can try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on another subject roughly the same distance from you and then move the camera back to the intended subject and take the picture without losing 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 as the subject the camera is having trouble focusing on. Press the shutter button halfway enabling the lens to focus. While holding the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at the original subject and press the shutter button all the way down.
What options do I have for telephoto images?
The D-630 has a 3x optical zoom and a 4x seamless digital zoom. In order to use the digital zoom, press the OK/MENU button on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key to access the Mode Menu. The first setting under the CAMERA tab is DIGITAL ZOOM. Press the right arrow key to highlight this setting and then press again to select ON. Press the OK/MENU button to set the DIGITAL ZOOM to remain ON. When you press the zoom button with the T on it, a zoom indicator will display on the right side of the LCD. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents telephoto as you zoom closer to the subject. When the zoom indicator is in the red zone, you are using the digital portion of the zoom. Images taken in the digital zoom will appear “noisy” or “grainy” which is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM.
My images appear to be very noisy or grainy in appearance in the viewfinder and the resulting image. What is wrong?
When DIGITAL ZOOM is set to ON in the MODE MENU, the lens can zoom into the Digital Zoom portion of the zoom by pressing the zoom (T) button. When you see the zoom indicator on LCD enter the red portion (towards Tele), the image in the viewfinder will become closer. However, since the D-630 is using the digital portion of the zoom, the lens doesn't physically zoom, it takes the existing image and enlarges your image using an electronic program. This can result in a “noisy” or “grainy” look to the image. This is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM. The DIGITAL ZOOM can be turned OFF to prevent you from using this portion of the zoom. Locate DIGITAL ZOOM in the Mode Menu and set it to OFF.
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. Press the OK/MENU button and then press the right arrow button to enter the Mode Menu. Press the down arrow button until the SETUP tab is highlighted. Press the right arrow button and then the down arrow button until PIXEL MAPPING is highlighted. Press the right arrow key, which will highlight START. Press the OK/MENU. The back of the camera will display an indicator bar with the word BUSY. Once Pixel Mapping is completed the Mode Menu displays. Press the OK/MENU button to resume normal picture taking. The bright dot should no longer appear in your downloaded images.
All my settings are reset every time I turn the camera off, can I save them?
The camera can be set to retain all your camera settings each time the camera is turned off and on. Press the OK/MENU button. Then press the right arrow to access the Mode Menu. Press the down arrow to highlight the SETUP menu. Press the right arrow to highlight ALL RESET, and then press the right arrow again to highlight ON. Press the OK/MENU to save this setting and return to the Mode Menu. The camera will now retain any settings such as Quality each time you turn off the camera.
Is there an AC adapter available for the D-630 camera?
The AC adapter recommended for use with the D-630 is the D-7AU (item# 200850). Use this adapter to conserve batteries when downloading to your computer, extended studio shoots, during printing, or while viewing images while connected to your TV or VCR.
This can be purchased through authorized dealers or through the Olympus Emporium.
Can the menu be displayed in different languages?
There is a selection displayed in the SETUP tab of the MODE MENU that will allow you to set the camera to display the menu in one of several languages. The available languages displayed will vary, depending on where the camera was purchased. In general, cameras purchased in the U.S. will have English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese installed. Press the OK/MENU button and use the right arrow down key to select Mode Menu. Press the down arrow key and select the last tab called Setup. Press the right arrow to highlight the menu choices and press the down arrow key to the second setting that resembles a head with a speech balloon. Use the right arrow key to display the available languages. Use the up or down arrow key to select the language. Press the OK/MENU button in the center of the arrow keypad and the menu will be shown in the selected language.