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Stylus 760

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What are the main features of the Stylus 760?

In addition to the stylish, ergonomic design and all-weather construction that are hallmarks of Olympus’ Stylus digital cameras, the Stylus 760 features the tools and technology you need to get great performance in a variety of shooting conditions.

Start with Dual Image Stabilization, Olympus’ latest innovation in preventing blurry images. This technology combines mechanical and digital image-stabilization techniques to help ensure that your images will be crisp and clear.

Bright Capture Technology incorporated into the 7.1-megapixel CCD and generous 2.5” LCD monitor dramatically improves composition, capture and review of images – particularly in low-light conditions. The Backlight Boost feature brightens the monitor for enhanced visibility even in direct sunlight.

Let the built-in Shooting Guide show you what features to use in various situations; it will automatically adjust the settings for you. As you become more familiar with the features and options available on the Stylus 760, you can use the convenient mode dial to choose your preferred shooting modes. There are 26 shooting modes in all, and each is optimized to help you get the best possible results for the shooting conditions.

When using the Stylus 760 with the included Olympus Master 2.0 software and Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™ flash memory (sold separately), you can create stunning panoramic images. An on-screen Panorama target mark helps you to compose your shots.

Sharing your masterpieces is easy. The Stylus 760 is PictBridge™-enabled for direct-from-the-camera printing. You can also use the included USB cable to transfer the images to your computer and e-mail them to friends and family.

The Stylus 760 also sports a TruePic TURBO image processor and a 15x seamless zoom – all packed into a sleek, compact body that’s less than an inch thick!

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Olympus advertises that the Stylus 760 is weatherproof. How does Olympus define “weatherproof?”

Olympus’ weatherproof cameras feature protection from inclement weather equivalent to the IEC Standard publication 529 IPX4. They will resist dust, snow and water splashed from any direction.

It is possible, though not common, for water to enter the camera when the lens is in motion, such as when the camera is powered on in a shooting mode, when the optical zoom is operated, or when the camera’s Power Save mode turns the camera off after a period of idleness. If water splashes onto the lens barrel, gently wipe it off immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Please note that Olympus cameras described as “weatherproof” are not waterproof and should not be immersed in water. Olympus will not assume responsibility for any damage caused by water getting inside the camera as a result of misuse. Also, the rechargeable battery and other camera accessories are not weatherproof. Care should be taken when using accessories.

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How can I download images and movies from the camera to a computer?

Complete instructions may be downloaded by clicking here.

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The Stylus 760 features Dual Image Stabilization. What is it, and how does it work?

Dual Image Stabilization is Olympus’ latest and most advanced anti-blur solution. As its name suggests, Dual Image Stabilization combats image distortion in two ways:

  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization – When framing shots, the camera adjusts the imaging sensor to compensate for the movement caused by camera shake.

  • Digital Image Stabilization – This proven technology minimizes the blur associated with subject movement by increasing ISO and shutter speed.

Together, these tools provide the best protection available against blurry images.

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How does Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization work?

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization uses a pair of gyroscope sensors and a dedicated CPU to plot the position of the imaging sensor during image capture. If the sensor moves, the camera will calculate the degree and direction of the movement, then automatically adjust the sensor to compensate for that motion.

Image stabilization may not be possible at very slow shutter speeds (for example, when shooting at night) or if the camera is severely shaken.

To see a flash animation illustrating how Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization works, click here and then click on “Get more information.” When the next screen loads, click on “Dual Image Stabilization.”

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How does Digital Image Stabilization work?

Digital Image Stabilization is a technology designed to reduce the blurring effect that occurs when either the camera or the subject is in motion during image capture. Images taken in low light are particularly susceptible to blurring because the shutter is traditionally held open longer in order to expose the sensor to enough light to capture the image.

When Digital Image Stabilization is enabled, the light sensitivity of the sensor is boosted so that the shutter speed can stay fast enough to freeze motion.

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How does Dual Image Stabilization compare to Optical Image Stabilization available in other, more expensive cameras?

Dual Image Stabilization combines two powerful stabilization technologies to provide the ultimate protection from blurry images.

The Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization incorporated into Dual Image Stabilization mechanically alters the optical path in order to make it possible for light to strike the imaging sensor at the proper angle to capture a crisp image. (Optical Image Stabilization essentially attempts the same goal by moving the lens or a lens element instead of the sensor.)

The Digital Image Stabilization incorporated into Dual Image Stabilization boosts the ISO sensitivity of the sensor so that the shutter speed can stay fast enough to freeze motion.

Together, these technologies make Dual Image Stabilization more effective than Optical Image Stabilization alone because:

  • Dual Image Stabilization minimizes blur caused by camera movement (shaky hands) as well as by subject movement. Optical Image Stabilization is incapable of compensating for a moving subject.

  • Dual Image Stabilization enables the camera to take brighter pictures in dim light; the same picture taken with Optical Image Stabilization alone will be darker.

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Can I use Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization independently?

Yes. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization can be enabled or disabled via the Image Stabilization button on the top of the camera. The camera will automatically apply Digital Image Stabilization when certain shooting conditions are met.

To use Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization without Digital Image Stabilization, set Image Stabilization to ON and choose a shooting mode that does not support Digital Image Stabilization.

To use Digital Image Stabilization without Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, set Image Stabilization to OFF and choose a shooting mode that supports Digital Image Stabilization.

Digital Image Stabilization is supported when any of the following conditions is true:

  • The camera is in the Program Auto shooting mode and the ISO value is manually set to 800 or 1600; or

  • The camera is set to the Available Light, Candle, Indoor or Shoot & Select1 scene. (Note: In the Available Light, Candle, and Shoot & Select1 scenes, the maximum image resolution is restricted to 2048 x 1536.)

  • The camera’s DRIVE function is set to High-speed Sequential Shooting.

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When should I use Dual Image Stabilization?

Dual Image Stabilization is designed to help you take clear, crisp images in any situation, so it can be used virtually anytime. Its impact is most noticeable when the subject is in motion, or is not well-lit.

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When should I use Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization?

Use Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization when you want to retain control of the ISO value and image resolution but still want protection from camera shake. Because the adjustment is calculated mathematically and applied mechanically, the technology is indifferent to lighting conditions. Therefore, it works well both indoors and outdoors, day or night.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization is ideal for any situation when it is difficult or impossible to manually stabilize the camera.

Proper image stabilization may not be achieved if:

  • The images are shot with a high degree of magnification, such as when using Digital Zoom; or

  • The subject is dark, the flash is disabled, and the shutter speed is slow.

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When should I use Digital Image Stabilization?

Digital Image Stabilization is best for shooting in low-light conditions and when the subject is in motion.

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When may I not use Dual Image Stabilization?

Dual Image Stabilization is not available when shooting conditions or camera settings prohibit the use of either or both of the image-stabilization techniques used by the Stylus 760.

Specifically, Dual Image Stabilization is unavailable when:

  • The camera is in the MOVIE or GUIDE shooting mode.

  • The camera is in Scene mode and the current scene is any scene other than Available Light, Candle, Indoor or Shoot & Select1.

  • The ISO is manually set to 80, 100, 200 or 400.

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The Stylus 760 features Bright Capture technology. What is it, and how does it work?

Bright Capture technology helps you take better pictures in low-light conditions. It automatically lightens the preview in the LCD monitor by condensing light information from groups of neighboring CCD pixels into each pixel of the LCD. This allows you to see on-screen an image that will more closely resemble the final print. The display is 4.5 times brighter than those of other digital cameras, making it easier to compose shots in dark or subdued light.

Certain shooting modes and scenes also use Bright Capture technology to improve your digital images. In these modes, light information from groups of neighboring CCD pixels is packed into each pixel of the captured digital image file. This results in clearer, brighter images.

In addition, the increased ISO sensitivity that accompanies Bright Capture assists auto-focus in dim lighting. With Bright Capture active, even action photos can be captured in low levels of ambient light, without using a flash. And when you do need the flash, Bright Capture doubles its effective working range to illuminate backgrounds as well as your foreground subject.

Note that the Stylus 760 restricts the maximum resolution of images taken in certain Bright Capture-enabled scenes and shooting modes.

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Why does the Stylus 760 limit the size (resolution) of images shot in certain Bright Capture-enabled scenes and shooting modes?

This is a noise-reduction strategy. The noise that can sometimes be seen on images captured in low light is often related to the high number of pixels on the image sensor. Pixels generate heat as they collect light information, and this heat can cause unwanted electronic charges, or “noise,” to creep into the digital image file. The more pixels there are on the image sensor, the more heat and the more potential for noise.

Bright Capture condenses the light information from neighboring pixels on the CCD into a smaller series of pixels in the captured image. This means that the total number of pixels, or resolution, needed to capture the image is reduced. The resulting image with Bright Capture will be bright, clear, and less susceptible to the effects of noise.

The Stylus 760 restricts resolution when shooting in the Available Light, Candle, and Shoot & Select1 scenes, in the High Speed Sequential Shooting mode, and in Program Auto mode when the ISO sensitivity value is manually set to 800 and 1600.

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Does Bright Capture technology work always, automatically?

Bright Capture is always automatically working to ensure that images are viewable on the LCD. In addition, certain scenes and shooting modes automatically use Bright Capture when recording images.

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Which shooting modes automatically use Bright Capture technology?

Bright Capture technology is always used in High Speed Sequential Shooting mode. It is automatically activated in the Program Auto shooting mode when ISO is manually set to 800 or 1600.

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Which scenes automatically use Bright Capture technology?

Bright Capture technology is always used when the following scenes are selected: Available Light, Candle, Indoor, and Shoot & Select1.

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The Stylus 760 offers Backlight Boost. What is it, and how does it work?

Backlight Boost is a technology that temporarily increases the battery output to the LCD monitor in order to make the screen brighter when you need it most, such as when composing a shot in direct sunlight.

It is activated by turning the mode dial to a shooting mode and then pressing the Backlight Boost button, located below and to the right of the arrow pad. The button features an icon of a monitor (oval screen between two parallel vertical lines); this is the same button used to erase images when the camera is in Playback mode.

When Backlight Boost is activated, the brightness of the monitor is amplified beyond the current value of the monitor brightness menu setting – even if that setting is maximized. The effect lasts for approximately 10 seconds.

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The Stylus 760 offers a Silent Mode. What is it, and how does it work?

In Silent Mode, the camera emits no audible cues. It will not beep when capturing an image or when making menu selections. This can be a valuable aid when taking pictures of animals or sleeping infants or when shooting ceremonies and performances.

Additionally, when the camera is in Silent Mode, it will not ring an alarm even if the alarm clock feature is enabled. Instead, the camera will issue a visual cue when the appointed time arrives. The LCD monitor will turn on and display the time.

To activate Silent Mode, first place the camera into any shooting mode other than GUIDE, and then press the MENU button. Press the Right Arrow on the arrow pad, and then press the Down Arrow to select SILENT MODE. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the Silent Mode menu. Press the Up or Down arrow to choose ON, and then press OK/FUNC again to activate Silent Mode.

To disable Silent Mode, repeat the above procedure but at the Silent Mode menu choose OFF instead of ON.

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What are the benefits of the TruePic TURBO™ image processor?

Olympus’ TruePic TURBO image-processing engine is designed to be approximately 30% faster than the original TruePic engine. TruePic TURBO provides rapid start-up and shutter response, meaning there is less lag time between shots. The processor enables faster image playback on the LCD and improved battery life. It also has an advanced color-processing technology and noise filter for better overall image quality.

For more information on the TruePic TURBO processor, click here.

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The Stylus 760 is PictBridge™-enabled. What is PictBridge?

PictBridge is a specification that allows for direct printing of photos between various brands of digital still cameras and printers without the use of a computer.

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The Stylus 760 supports PRINT Image Matching™ (PIM3). What is PRINT Image Matching?

PRINT Image Matching (PIM3) technology ensures that PIM3-enabled digital cameras and printers work together to produce the best possible prints. As the digital camera records an image, it embeds print-specific information into the header of the image file. The parameters incorporated into the image file include gamma level, sharpness, brightness, saturation, shadow, highlight, and color balance. PIM3-enabled printers are able to instantly identify this information and use it to produce superior color, quality and detail in every print.

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What are the dimensions of the Stylus 760?

The Stylus 760 is 3.9” W x 2.1” H x 0.96” D (99mm x 54mm x 24.4mm).

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What recording modes does the Stylus 760 support?

The Stylus 760 records images in JPEG format in accordance with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) specifications, supporting the following standards: Exif 2.21, PRINT Image Matching III™ (PIM3), and PictBridge™. It records movies with sound as AVI motion JPEGs.

Each mode has multiple resolution options depending upon which image quality mode is active.

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What are image quality modes, and which are available in the Stylus 760?

Image quality modes dictate the size (pixel resolution) and compression ratio of the digital files created by the camera when it records images and movies. As resolution and image quality increase, so does the file size, which means fewer files can be stored.

Image quality is indicated as SHQ (Super High Quality), HQ (High Quality), SQ1 (Standard Quality) and SQ2 (Standard Quality with greater compression). Movie quality is indicated as SHQ, HQ and SQ.

The Stylus 760 supports the following image quality modes:

Still images: 3072 x 2304 (SHQ / HQ); 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 1728, and 2048 x 1536 (SQ1); 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480 (SQ2); and 1920 x 1080 (16:9).

Movies: 640 x 480 (SHQ); 320 x 240 (HQ); and 160 x 120 (SQ). All movies record at a rate of 15 frames per second.

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What aspect ratio is used in each image quality mode?

The Stylus 760 uses a 4:3 aspect ratio in the SHQ, HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 image quality modes. It also offers a separate image quality mode that records images in a 16:9 aspect ratio. All movies are recorded in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

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The Stylus 760 can shoot images in a 16:9 aspect ratio. What are the benefits of shooting with this aspect ratio?

The 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for expressing the broadness of a subject such as a landscape. It is also useful for viewing images on a wide-screen television.

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What is the benefit of shooting images with a 4:3 aspect ratio?

The 4:3 aspect ratio allows photographers to fit their images easily into the standard print sizes used by professionals and commercial printers: 8” x 10”, 11” x 14” and so on. This means that the image can be used as the photographer composed it in the viewfinder without any cropping or loss of image quality.

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What recording media does the Stylus 760 support?

The Stylus 760 can record data to internal memory and to removable flash memory media. It has 18MB of internal memory for storage.

It will also accept* xD-Picture Card™ removable media in the following capacities: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB. The Stylus 760 supports Type H and Type M xD-Picture Card media as well as the original xD-Picture Card format.

*Certain camera functions require the use of xD-Picture Card media.

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Can the Stylus 760 store images to its internal memory?

Yes. The Stylus 760 has 18MB of internal memory available for storage.

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Is the Stylus 760 compatible with Olympus’ two-gigabyte xD-Picture Card™ removable flash memory media?

Yes.

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Is the Stylus 760 compatible with Type H xD-Picture Card™ removable flash memory media?

Yes.

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Is the Stylus 760 compatible with Type M xD-Picture Card™ removable flash memory media?

Yes.

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What is the difference between Olympus’ Type H and Type M xD-Picture Card™ media?

The Type H card provides improved write speeds (two to three times that of other xD-Picture Card media) so images and movies will be saved and formatted to the card more quickly. This means there will be less time to wait between shots and that movies can be recorded in greater resolution.

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How many images can the Stylus 760 hold?

The chart below shows the approximate number of images at each available quality mode that the Stylus 760 can store in its internal memory and on a variety of optional xD-Picture Card™ media. The camera can store images and movies in any combination of quality modes. All figures are approximate.

Number of storable images1
Image quality Image size Internal Memory xD-Picture Card™ media
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
SHQ 3072 x 2304 4 4 9 18 36 73 147 294 586
HQ 3072 x 2304 8 8 18 36 73 146 293 586 1,163
SQ1 2560 x 1920 12 12 26 52 105 210 420 841 1,683
2304 x 1728 15 15 32 64 128 257 515 1,031 2,063
2048 x 1536 19 19 40 81 163 326 652 1,305 2,559
SQ2 1600 x 1200 23 23 48 97 194 389 779 1,560 3,046
1280 x 960 36 36 76 153 307 614 1,229 2,460 4,921
1024 x 768 55 55 117 234 469 940 1,879 3,762 7,108
640 x 480 90 90 181 362 726 1,453 2,905 5,815 10,662
16:9 1920 x 1080 28 28 60 120 242 484 968 1,938 3,763

1Note: Capacity will be slightly less than shown if sound is recorded with still images.

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How many movies can the Stylus 760 hold?

The chart below shows approximately how much movie recording time at each quality mode the Stylus 760 can store in its internal memory and on a variety of optional xD-Picture Card&153. The camera can store pictures and movies in any combination of quality modes. All figures are approximate.

Recording length (hh:mm:ss)
Recording quality Resolution
(15 frames
per second)
Internal Memory xD-Picture Card™ media
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
SHQ 640 x 480 0:16 0:16 0:34 1:09 2:19 4:39 9:18 18:37 37:14
HQ 320 x 240 0:38 0:38 1:21 2:43 5:26 10:54 21:47 43:37 1:27:15
SQ 160 x 120 1:35 1:35 3:20 6:42 13:26 26:53 53:45 1:47:37 3:35:16

1 Recording time is calculated based on storage capacity and is not a guarantee of battery life.

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What shooting modes are available in the Stylus 760?

Shooting modes govern what type of data (still image or movie) is recorded and how much control the photographer has over the camera settings. Most shooting modes are accessed by turning the mode dial so that the appropriate icon or text is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Additional or alternate steps, if required, are described in the paragraphs below.

The following shooting modes are available on the Stylus 760:

  • Program Auto mode (Camera icon): The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture and shutter speed for the shooting conditions. The photographer may manipulate other settings via camera menus. When the shutter button is pressed, the camera uses the current values of those settings.

    Because the factory default for some settings is AUTO, the camera initially also retains control of them. For example, the camera will use the same white balance value in Program Auto shooting mode as it will in the Full Auto shooting mode unless the white balance setting is manually changed to a value other than AUTO.

    To select Program Auto mode, first turn the mode dial to the camera icon. Then press the OK/FUNC button. The function menu is displayed, and the P/AUTO menu item is selected by default. Use the Right or Left arrow on the arrow pad to select P from the menu at the bottom of the screen. Finally, press OK/FUNC again to activate the selection.

  • Full Auto mode (Camera icon): The camera automatically adjusts the aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and white balance based on current shooting conditions. The camera determines the proper values at the point of image capture, bypassing any values the photographer may have set for use in Program Auto mode.

    To select Full Auto mode, first turn the mode dial to the camera icon. Then press the OK/FUNC button. The function menu is displayed, and the P/AUTO menu item is selected by default. Use the Right or Left arrow on the arrow pad to select AUTO from the menu at the bottom of the screen. Finally, press OK/FUNC again to activate the selection.

  • Image Stabilization mode (Camera icon or “SCN”): This mode incorporates two image-stabilization technologies that can also be activated independently:

    Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization - The camera automatically adjusts the image sensor to compensate for movement caused by camera shake.

    Digital Image Stabilization - The camera automatically boosts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed in order to capture clear, bright images in low light or when the camera or subject is in motion at the time of image capture.

    Be advised that Digital Image Stabilization is not available in the Full Auto shooting mode, which is the camera’s default shooting mode when shipped. Note also that Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization defaults to OFF. Therefore, to enjoy the benefits of true Dual Image Stabilization, both technologies must be enabled.

    To enable Dual Image Stabilization, first turn the mode dial to the camera icon or to SCN. Next, press the Image Stabilization button (shaky hand icon on top of the camera, to the right of the shutter button). Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select ON. Press the OK/FUNC button to activate the selection. Next, do one of the following:

    When the mode dial is set to the camera icon, press the OK/FUNC button to bring up the function menu. Use the Left or Right arrow to select P. Press the Down arrow twice to select ISO. Use the Left or Right arrow to select an ISO value of 800 or 1600. Finally, press OK/FUNC to activate the settings.

    When the mode dial is set to the camera icon, place the camera into the high-speed Sequential Shooting mode. (See below.)

    When the mode dial is set to SCN, use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select any of the following scenes: Available Light, Candle, Indoor, Shoot & Select1. Note that in all but Indoor the maximum image resolution will be restricted to 2048 x 1536.


    To enable Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization (without also enabling Digital Image Stabilization), first turn the mode dial to the camera icon or to SCN. Next, press the Image Stabilization button (shaky hand icon). Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select ON. Press the OK/FUNC button to activate the setting. Then do one of the following:

    When the mode dial is set to the camera icon, press the OK/FUNC button to bring up the function menu. Use the Left or Right arrow to select AUTO.

    When the mode dial is set to the camera icon, press the OK/FUNC button to bring up the function menu. Use the Left or Right arrow to select P. Press the Down arrow twice to select ISO. Use the Left or Right arrow to select an ISO value of 80, 100, 200, or 400. Finally, press OK/FUNC again to activate the settings.

    When the mode dial is set to SCN, use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select any scene except the following: Available Light, Candle, Indoor, or Shoot & Select1.


    To enable Digital Image Stabilization (without also enabling Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization), first turn the mode dial to the camera icon or to SCN. Next, press the Image Stabilization button (shaky hand icon). Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select OFF. Press the OK/FUNC button to activate the setting. Then do one of the following:

    When the mode dial is set to the camera icon, press the OK/FUNC button to bring up the function menu. Use the Left or Right arrow to select P. Press the Down arrow twice to select ISO. Use the Left or Right arrow to select 800 or 1600. Press OK/FUNC to activate the settings.

    When the mode dial is set to SCN, use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select any of the following scenes: Available Light, Candle, Indoor, or Shoot & Select1. Note that in all but Indoor the maximum image resolution will be restricted to 2048 x 1536.


  • Scene mode (“SCN”): The camera automatically adjusts settings to produce the optimum results for a particular combination of shooting conditions, or “scene.” Factors such as ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, color saturation, white balance, flash mode, and exposure compensation may be affected. However, the photographer may manually override some of these settings. When using this mode, the photographer must select the scene that matches the shooting conditions.

    There are 22 scenes in Scene mode. All are accessed via the Scene Select menu.

    The Scene Select menu launches automatically when the mode dial is set to SCN. Use the arrow pad to scroll up or down to the desired scene. Finally, press the OK/FUNC button to activate the selected scene.

    To return to the Scene Select menu after you have selected a particular scene, turn the mode dial to any other setting and then return it to SCN. The Scene Select menu will be displayed. Use the arrow pad to select a new scene. Press the OK/FUNC button to activate the new selection.

  • Guide mode (“GUIDE”): The camera automatically adjusts settings according to shooting conditions you identify via help menus. The changes are made instantly; it is not necessary to exit the guide to manually adjust the settings.

  • Movie mode (Movie Projector icon): The camera captures video and audio in AVI Motion JPEG format. Press the shutter button half way to lock the focus. Press it all the way down to begin recording, and press it again to stop recording. The camera flash is disabled in Movie mode.

    The optical zoom is locked while recording movies. Therefore, you must use the Zoom Bar to achieve the desired optical zoom before you begin recording. If the distance to the subject changes while recording, the focus may be compromised. Optionally, you may enable Digital Zoom. Doing so will allow you to use the Zoom Bar to digitally zoom during movie capture.

  • Sequential Shooting mode: The camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is depressed.

    In the default operation, the camera focus, exposure and white balance are locked at the first frame. The shooting speed will vary depending on the Image Quality setting.

    With the high-speed sequential shooting option enabled, image quality is limited to 2048 x 1536 to allow for faster operation. Additionally, the ISO sensitivity is set to AUTO, and the flash mode is set to OFF. These settings cannot be overridden. High-speed sequential shooting mode uses Bright Capture technology.

    To enable Sequential Shooting mode, turn the mode dial to any still image shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the OK/FUNC button to launch the function menu. Press the Down arrow on the arrow pad three times to select the DRIVE menu item. Then use the Left and Right arrows to choose Normal or High-speed capture. Finally, press OK/FUNC again to activate the selection.

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What scenes are available in Scene mode?

The Stylus 760’s Scene mode features 22 scenes. Each is designed to produce optimum results for a specific combination of shooting conditions. Simply identify the current shooting conditions and select the appropriate scene. The camera will then automatically enable and calibrate all the settings necessary to take a great shot. With Scene mode, even a novice photographer can become an “instant expert.”

To access Scene mode, turn the mode dial to SCN. The Scene Select menu launches automatically. Use the arrow pad to scroll up or down to the desired scene. Finally, press the OK/FUNC button to activate the selected scene.

To return to the Scene Select menu after you have selected a particular scene, turn the mode dial to any other setting and then return it to SCN. The Scene Select menu will be displayed. Use the arrow pad to select a new scene. Press OK/FUNC to activate the new selection.

When a scene is active, the camera will display an icon on the LCD monitor identifying the scene. In the scene descriptions listed below, these icons are shown in parentheses.

The following scenes are available in the Stylus 760:

  • Portrait (Head icon): Portrait scene is suitable for capturing a portrait-style image of a subject, such as the head-and-shoulders shot typical of yearbooks. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions to produce natural skin tones.

  • Landscape (Mountains icon): This scene is suitable for shooting landscapes and other outdoor subjects. Blues and greens are enhanced in order to vividly reproduce natural scenery. Both the foreground and background will be kept in focus. By default, the flash mode is set to OFF in this scene; however, it is possible to override this setting using the flash button (lightning bolt icon).

  • Landscape + Portrait (Icon of person standing in front of mountains): This scene allows both the foreground subject and a background landscape to be in focus under daylight conditions. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings.

  • Night Scene (Moon and star over mountains icon): This scene is ideal for taking pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used for normal shooting. Because the shutter is held open longer, the camera and the subject must be kept immobile until the shot is taken, or the subject will appear blurred. It is advisable to use a tripod to support the camera when shooting in this scene.

    By default, the flash mode is set to OFF in this scene; however, it is possible to override this setting using the flash button (lightning bolt icon).

  • Night + Portrait (Icon of person standing beneath moon and stars): This scene is suitable for shooting both a foreground subject and an illuminated background in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used for normal shooting. Because the shutter is held open longer, you must be careful to keep the camera and the subject immobile until the shot is taken, or the subject will appear blurred. It is advised that you use a tripod to support the camera when shooting in this scene.

    By default, the flash mode is set to Red-Eye Reduction Flash (eye icon); however, it is possible to override this setting using the flash button (lightning bolt icon).

  • Sport (Running person icon): This scene is suitable for capturing fast-moving action without blurring.

  • Indoor (Party horn icon): This scene is suitable for shooting a foreground subject and background interiors. The flash reaches further away, so backgrounds are reproduced clearly. This scene uses Bright Capture technology.

  • Candle (Candelabrum icon): This scene is ideal for shooting under candlelight. The camera automatically sets optimal shooting conditions to reproduce warm colors. The flash is disabled in this scene. This scene uses Bright Capture technology. Image quality is restricted to 2,048 x 1,536 or less.

  • Self-portrait (Icon of couple): This scene lets you take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens toward yourself, and the focus will lock onto you. The zoom is fixed in the wide position and cannot be changed.

  • Available Light (Sleeping child icon): This scene is suitable for capturing subjects in low-light conditions without a flash. The scene uses Bright Capture technology. Image quality is restricted to 2,048 x 1,536 or less. The flash is disabled.

  • Sunset (Sunset icon): In this scene, the camera automatically sets the optimal conditions for taking pictures of sunsets. It vividly reproduces reds and yellows. Because the shutter speed is slower, it is advisable to use a tripod to support the camera when shooting in this scene. The Flash and Macro modes are disabled.

  • Fireworks (Fireworks icon): This scene is suitable for capturing fireworks against a night sky. Because the shutter speed is slower, it is advisable to use a tripod to support the camera when shooting in this scene. The flash is disabled.

  • Cuisine (Fork and knife icon): This scene is ideal for still life photography. The camera produces sharp, vivid images of the subject.

  • Behind Glass (Window display icon): This scene is suitable for shooting subjects through glass.

  • Documents (Page icon): This scene is suitable for shooting documents. It increases the contrast between letters and background. By default, Macro mode is enabled; however, the setting can be overridden using the Macro mode button (flower icon). The flash is disabled, and the flash setting cannot be overridden.

  • Auction (Gavel icon): This scene sequentially captures three images at different exposures in the appropriate size for Internet auctions. In this scene, the Macro mode is enabled and the flash is disabled; neither setting can be overridden. Image quality is fixed at 640 x 480.

  • Shoot & Select1 (Icon of three images and a print beside number “1”): This scene captures a rapid succession of digital images when the shutter button is held down. After shooting, thumbnails of the captured images are presented for immediate review. Use the Left and Right arrows on the arrow pad to move between images, and press the OK/FUNC button to mark individual images for deletion. Press the ERASE (red trash can icon) button to delete marked images.

    This mode is best suited for shooting moving objects. The focus is locked at the first shot. Bright Capture technology is used in this scene. Image resolution is restricted to a maximum of 2048 x 1536. High-speed sequential shooting is enabled in this scene.

  • Shoot & Select2 (Icon of three images and a print beside number “2”): This scene is similar to Shoot & Select 1 in that the camera fires continuously while the shutter button is held down and then presents the captured images as thumbnails for immediate review. In this scene, the focus is adjusted for each shot. Resolution is not restricted. Bright Capture technology is not available.

  • Beach & Snow (Snowman/windsurfer icon): This scene is suitable for shooting scenery containing white sand seascapes, snowy mountains and other bright white vistas.

  • Under Water Wide 1 (Icon of two fish beside number “1”): This scene is suitable for taking pictures of underwater landscapes. An underwater housing is required.

  • Under Water Wide 2 (Icon of two fish beside number “2”): This scene is also suited to taking pictures of underwater scenery. In this scene, the focus is locked to allow for quicker shutter release. An underwater housing is required.

  • Under Water Macro (Large fish icon): This scene is suitable for taking close-up photographs underwater. An underwater housing is required.
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      What playback modes are available in the Stylus 760?

      Playback modes display captured images and/or movie files on the LCD monitor so you can review, manipulate, edit or erase them. Each mode has one or more views that offer flexibility in how the files are displayed.

      To use a playback mode, first turn the mode dial so that the appropriate icon (identified in parentheses below) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Additional instructions are listed in the descriptions that follow.

      The Stylus 760 has the following Playback modes:

      • Normal (green arrow icon): In this mode, the camera displays all images and movie files recorded to the camera’s internal memory or an inserted xD-Picture Card™ flash memory card (sold separately).

        Normal mode supports the Single, Close-up, Index, Calendar, Slideshow and Histogram views.

      • My Favorite (green star icon): In this mode, the camera will display up to nine of your favorite images. These images must be explicitly registered as MY FAVORITE images. Once registered, the images cannot be edited, printed, copied to a memory card, transferred to a computer, or played back on a computer. They are not removed by ERASE or FORMAT functions. They can, however, be used as backgrounds for the start-up screen (PW ON SETUP function) or camera menus (MENU THEME function).

        My Favorite images are stored in a reserved space in the camera’s internal memory Registering My Favorite images does not reduce the storage capacity of the camera’s internal memory in shooting mode, nor does recording new images to internal memory reduce the number of images that can be registered in My Favorite. Movies cannot be registered.

        My Favorite mode supports Single, Close-up, Index, and Slideshow views.

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      What playback views are available in the Stylus 760?

      Playback views display captured images and/or movie files on the LCD monitor in a variety of formats. Some views are not available in all playback modes. To use a playback view, first turn the mode dial so that the icon of a supported playback mode is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Additional instructions, if required, are detailed in the individual descriptions below. The text in parentheses identifies the playback modes that support each view.

      The Stylus 760 has the following still image Playback views:

      • Single (Normal, My Favorite): Displays the contents of the camera’s internal memory, supported memory card, or My Favorite mode memory, one file at a time. Use the arrow pad to scroll one file forward (Right arrow) or backward (Left arrow), or to jump ahead (Down arrow) or back (Up arrow) 10 files. If the current file is fewer than 10 files from the first file or the last file – as will always be the case in My Favorite mode – the Down and Up arrows will instead jump to the first or final frame, respectively.

        Only the first frame of a movie file is displayed in Normal playback mode; movies are not supported in My Favorite mode.

        Images captured at resolutions not supported by this camera, such as those taken with some other digital cameras or those transferred from a computer, can only be displayed as thumbnails in Normal playback mode; they cannot be registered as My Favorite images.

      • Close-up (Normal, My Favorite): Enlarges an image for inspection. Use the arrow pad to navigate to any image (not movie) file. Press T on the Zoom Bar to increase the size of the image. Each time the button is pressed, the image will get bigger, up to a maximum 10x magnification. Press W on the Zoom Bar to reduce the size of the image.

        While viewing an enlarged image, use the arrow pad to move around within the image.

      • Index (Normal, My Favorite): Displays thumbnails of images and/or movies in a grid layout similar to an index print like those commonly included with images developed at a commercial photo lab. Only the first frame of a movie file is displayed in Normal playback mode; movies are not supported in My Favorite mode.

        Press W on the Zoom Bar to view the index. In the Normal playback mode, pushing W repeatedly will change the layout of the index. Initially a 4-up layout, the index will expand with each push to show 9, then 16, then 25 images per screen. To return to an earlier layout at any time, press T on the Zoom Bar. In the My Favorite mode, the index is fixed in a 9-up layout.

        While in Index view, you can use the arrow pad to navigate to a particular file and select it. Press the OK/FUNC button to return to Single view with the selected image displayed on the LCD monitor.

      • Slideshow (Normal, My Favorite): Displays in succession all images and movies from the camera’s internal memory, supported memory card, or My Favorite mode memory. The camera automatically advances through the files, using one of four available transition effects, at a rate of approximately one every three seconds. Optionally, the slideshow can be set to background music.

        Images captured at resolutions not supported by this camera, such as those taken with some other digital cameras or those transferred from a computer, cannot be displayed during Slideshow.

        Only the first frame of a movie file is displayed in Normal playback mode; movies are not supported in My Favorite mode.

      • Calendar (Normal): Displays images and movies captured on a particular shooting date. A calendar interface is presented on the LCD monitor. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select a date. Press the OK/FUNC button to display the first image or movie recorded on that date in Single view. From that point, use the arrow pad to review any file from the camera’s memory or an inserted memory card.

        To access the Calendar from the menu, first turn the mode dial to the Playback icon (green arrow) and then press the MENU button. Next, use the arrow pad to navigate to and select CALENDAR. Then press OK/FUNC.

        Alternatively, press W on the Zoom Bar five times. The Calendar is displayed following the last (25-up) Index view layout.

        Note: Calendar view relies upon the camera’s date setting in order to organize images. Set the date and time before capturing any images. If images shot on a particular date cannot be found using Calendar view, check the camera’s date setting to find out if the camera recorded the images with an offset shooting date.

      • Histogram (Normal): Displays a graphical representation of the relative brightness and darkness of a selected image. This can help you gauge whether you are shooting in a mode that will over- or underexpose your images. To view the histogram of an image, select the image and then press the DISP.? button three times. Press it once more to revert to Single view.

      The Stylus 760 has the following movie Playback views:

      • Normal: Plays a movie file on the LCD. Navigate to a movie file. (When a movie file is showing in Playback mode, the LCD shows the first frame of the movie inside a mock filmstrip background.) Simply press the OK/FUNC button to play the movie.

      • Reverse: Plays the movie file backward. During playback, press and hold the Left arrow on the arrow pad to rewind the movie. Audio output is disabled.

      • Fast-forward: Advances quickly through a movie file. During playback, press and hold the Right arrow on the arrow pad to fast-forward through the movie. Audio output is disabled.

      • Frame-by-frame: Plays a movie one frame at a time. During playback, press the OK/FUNC button to pause the movie. Next, press the Left or Right arrow to advance the movie backward or forward, respectively, one frame at a time. Press OK/FUNC to resume playback. Audio output is disabled while a movie is paused.

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      Does the Stylus 760 offer any shooting aids to help me compose shots?

      The Stylus 760 offers the following shooting assist functions:

      • Frame Assist: This function displays a targeting pattern on the LCD monitor to help you align multiple subjects, or multiple aspects of a single subject, along horizontal or vertical planes. The targeting pattern is a 3 x 3 grid. To access the frame assist function, turn the mode dial to the camera icon or to SCN. Press the DISP? button twice. Press it twice more to resume unassisted shooting.

      • Histogram: This function displays a live bar graph in the bottom center of the LCD monitor. The graph represents the tonal distribution – the relative “brightness” or “darkness” – within the imaging area. It further breaks down the brightness information to show the tonal distribution of the area within the AF target mark. Comparing the tonal distribution within the AF target mark against that of the entire imaging area will help you determine which metering mode to use to achieve the best exposure for the shot.

      • Panorama: This function displays a targeting pattern on the LCD monitor to help compose shots that they can be stitched together into a panoramic image using the OLYMPUS Master software packaged with this camera.

        Panoramic images are created by joining images in such a way that a portion of one image overlaps a portion of the previous image. The targeting pattern indicates which portion of the current shot will be included in the overlap. The part of the previous picture that will be combined will not remain in the frame when the next image is composed; however, by remembering what content filled the overlap mark and placing that same content into the overlap mark on the opposite edge of the viewing area in the subsequent shot, the continuity from one shot to the next can be preserved.

        Images may be added to the left, right, top, or bottom of a preceding image; use the arrow pad to change the targeting pattern so that the next shot is added at the desired edge. The panoramic image cannot be combined in the camera, but the shooting information is recorded to the digital files for use by the software.

        An xD-Picture Card™ flash memory card is required to use the PANORAMA function.

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      What metering modes does the Stylus 760 offer?

      The Stylus 760 supports two metering modes: Digital ESP multi-pattern metering (default) and Spot.

      • DIGITAL ESP - The camera meters the brightness at the center of the frame and that of the surrounding area separately to create a picture with balanced brightness.

      • SPOT – The camera meters a small area around the center of the LCD monitor. This is the best mode to use when the subject is backlit or positioned against a very dark or very bright background.

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      What Auto Focus modes does the Stylus 760 offer?

      The Stylus 760 supports two Auto Focus modes: Spot (default) and iESP.

      • SPOT – In this mode, the camera uses the AF focus mark displayed on the LCD monitor to determine the subject of the photo.

      • iESP – In this mode, the camera determines what subject to give focus. The camera detects the area of greatest contrast (generally, this will be the border where your subject meets the background) and focuses on that area. Even when the subject is not in the center of the frame, focusing is possible.

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      Is it possible to manually focus the Stylus 760?

      Occasionally it is desirable to have the ability to manually focus a digital camera. A good example is shooting through the windows of a tour bus on a rainy day. The camera may choose to focus on the raindrops on the window rather than the actual subject.

      Although the Stylus 760 does not offer a manual focus mode, the Focus Lock feature makes it possible to force the camera to focus on the intended subject.

      First, choose a test subject that is as close to the camera as your intended subject. Compose the shot in the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway down; the camera will automatically focus on the test subject. The focus will be locked at this distance until you release the shutter button or take the picture. Re-compose your shot using the intended target, and then press the shutter button all the way down.

      TIP: If a blinking green circle appears on the LCD monitor when composing the shot, the focus and exposure are not adjusted properly. Try locking the focus again.

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      Does the Stylus 760 support a Macro mode?

      Yes. The Stylus 760’s Macro mode has an operating range of 7.9” to infinity (wide) and 19.7” – infinity (telephoto). This means you can shoot a subject as near as 7.9” (0.2 meters) when the zoom is set to Wide Angle and as near as 23.6” (0.6 m) away when the zoom is set to Telephoto.

      To use Macro mode, set the mode dial to any shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the Left arrow on the arrow pad. Use the Up and Down arrows to select the Macro icon (flower), and then press the OK/FUNC button to activate the setting. The Macro icon will be displayed on the LCD to indicate that Macro mode is active.

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      Does the Stylus 760 support a Super Macro mode?

      Yes. The Stylus 760’s Super Macro mode has an operating range of 3.2” – 23.6”. This means that the camera must be between 3.2” – 23.6” (80 – 600mm) from the subject in order for it to be in focus. The zoom is fixed while in Super Macro mode, and the flash is disabled.

      To use Super Macro mode, set the mode dial to any shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the Left arrow on the arrow pad. Use the Up or Down arrow to select the Super Macro icon (flower preceded by the letter “s”), and then press the OK/FUNC button to activate the setting. The Super Macro icon will be displayed on the LCD to indicate that Super Macro mode is active.

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      Can I change ISO sensitivity in the Stylus 760?

      Yes. The available settings are: AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600.

      In order to manually change the ISO value, the camera must be in the Program Auto shooting mode. Even when ISO is set manually, the camera will still control ISO if Digital Image Stabilization is enabled.

      When ISO is set to AUTO, the light sensitivity of the CCD sensor ranges from ISO 80-400 (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity). The range is greater in the following scenes: INDOOR (80-1600), and AVAILABLE LIGHT and CANDLE (320 – 2500). In the latter two scenes, the image resolution is restricted to a maximum of 2048 x 1536.

      Bright Capture technology is automatically enabled when shooting at ISO 800 or higher.

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      Can I change the white balance in the Stylus 760?

      Yes, in Program Auto mode it is possible to manually set the white balance. The options are AUTO, Clear Sky, Cloudy Sky, Tungsten light, Fluorescent Lamp 1, Fluorescent Lamp 2, and Fluorescent Lamp 3.

      Use Fluorescent Lamp 1 when shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting. (This type of lighting is usually found in homes.) Use Fluorescent Lamp 2 when shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is commonly found in desk lamps.) Use Fluorescent Lamp 3 when shooting under a white fluorescent lamp, commonly found in offices.

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      What in-camera editing functions does the Stylus 760 offer?

      The Stylus 760 lets you resize and rotate stored images; adjust their brightness and saturation; correct for Red-Eye; and add enhancements such as black-and-white or sepia filters, frames (decorative borders) and labels. You can even import images into a variety of calendar templates.

      It also allows you to create Frame Indexes from movie files. A Frame Index is a still image file consisting of nine separate images excerpted at regular intervals from a movie file. The Frame Index provides a representative look at the content of the entire movie.

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      What accessories are available for the Stylus 760?

      A complete list of accessories currently available for the Stylus 760 can be found here.

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      What software is bundled with the Stylus 760? What can it do?

      OLYMPUS Master 2 is application software designed to help you organize, edit, and share your digital images and movies. It combines an easy-to-use interface with the latest digital imaging tools and functionality. Install it on a computer, and you can:

      • Download images and movies from an Olympus digital camera or other media.

      • Manage files with drag-and-drop ease.

      • Organize images and movies into albums or folders. View files chronologically or by subject matter. Downloaded files are automatically sorted by date1, allowing you to search for images and find them quickly.

      • Review image properties, including Exif data and file location.

      • Apply one-touch image editing. Remove “red eye” and correct lighting and exposure problems.

      • Create panoramic images. You can make panoramic images by combining shots taken with the camera’s PANORAMA function2.

      • Select color-management profiles for your printer and monitor.

      • Print images quickly and easily.

      • Set an image as your desktop wallpaper.

      • Update your camera’s firmware. Check for new versions, and apply them.

      • Download additional display languages for your Olympus digital camera.

      For details regarding these and other functions and operations, click on Help on the application’s toolbar.

      OLYMPUS Master 2 is compatible with Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista™, and Mac™ OS X 10.3 or later. It supports Olympus digital cameras equipped with a USB interface.

      1 The shooting date is based on the camera’s date and time settings. If these settings are not configured prior to recording images and movies, the files will lack this data. Such files will be registered in OLYMPUS Master 2 with a shooting date that defaults to the computer’s date and time settings at the time of file transfer.

      2 The PANORAMA function requires Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™ media.

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      How does the Stylus 760 interface with a computer?

      The USB cable (CB-USB6) that comes packaged with the Stylus 760 is required to connect the camera to the computer.

      To purchase a replacement cable (Item # 200372-410) from Olympus’ online store, click here.

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      Can I use non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™ media in the Stylus 760?

      The Stylus 760 will accept third-party xD-Picture Card media. However, Olympus brand xD-Picture Card media are required to use the PANORAMA camera function.

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      What kind of battery should I use to power my Stylus 760?

      The Stylus 760 accepts one rechargeable Olympus lithium-ion battery (LI-42B/LI-40B). No other type of battery can be used with this model. Olympus brand batteries are intended for use only with Olympus digital cameras. Do not use these batteries with any other device.

      The included battery is not fully charged at the time of purchase. Charge the battery fully with the included charger (LI-40C) before use. Using an exhausted or underpowered battery may cause the camera to turn off without displaying the battery level warning.

      Always use the battery charger specified by Olympus for this product. Do not use any other type of charger. Do not use travel voltage converters, as they may damage the charger.

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      Does Olympus sell a battery charger compatible with my Stylus 760?

      Olympus packages a lithium-ion battery charger (LI-40C) with the Stylus 760. Do not use any other type of charger with this camera.

      An additional or replacement charger (Item # 200346) can be purchased from Olympus’ online store. To order, click here.

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      Must I charge the lithium-ion battery before using it in the Stylus 760?

      Yes.  Please see "How do I charge the lithium-ion battery?"

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      Must the lithium-ion battery be completely drained before I charge it?

      Lithium-ion batteries in general do not need to be fully drained before they are recharged. However, it is recommended that you fully drain the lithium-ion battery before charging it the first few times that it is used.

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      How long will it take to recharge the battery?

      The Lithium-ion Battery Charger (LI-40C) can recharge the LI-42B and LI-40B batteries in about five hours. New lithium-ion batteries come partially charged, so the first time you charge them should take less time than subsequent charges.

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      Does Olympus sell an AC adapter compatible with my Stylus 760?

      Olympus offers a Digital Camera AC Adapter (D-7AC). It is ideal for conserving battery life and is especially useful when downloading files to a computer, for extended work in a studio, during printing, or when viewing images while connected to a TV or VCR.

      Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions. Be sure to read the instruction manual for the AC adapter.

      Note: The Stylus 760 requires the Digital Camera Power Coupler (CB-MA1) in order to interface with the D-7AC adapter.

      To purchase the D-7AC adapter (Item # 200850) from Olympus’ online store, click here. To purchase the CB-MA1 (Item # 202053), click here.

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      Is my rechargeable battery being charged when the AC adapter is plugged into the Stylus 760?

      No. When the optional AC adapter is connected, power is drawn from the AC current even if there is a battery in the camera. Rechargeable batteries are not recharged when the AC adapter is in use.

      Olympus recommends using the Lithium Ion Battery Charger (LI-40C) to charge your Lithium Ion Battery for use in the Stylus 760.

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      Does Olympus sell an underwater housing for the Stylus 760?

      The PT-036 Underwater Housing is specially designed for the Stylus 760. Do not use any other housing with this camera. The housing is constructed of high-quality polycarbonate and is waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent of 40 meters (131.2 feet). To purchase this housing (Item # 202108) from Olympus’ online store, click here.

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      Do I need to have a computer to share my digital images and movies?

      No. You can show off your images and movies by using the LCD monitor or by connecting the camera to a television with the included audio/video output cable. There are also many photo-processing labs that can make traditional prints from your digital files.

      Note: Any shots recorded to the camera’s internal memory must first be transferred to xD-Picture Card™ media in order to be printed at a commercial photo-processing center. Use the BACKUP function to transfer data from internal memory to a memory card.

      To realize the full capabilities of your digital camera, a computer is recommended.

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      Where can I find the documentation for my camera?

      The Stylus 760 is packaged with a comprehensive, hard-copy Instruction Manual. A PDF version of the manual is also available for download from the product support page for the Stylus 760 on the Olympus America web site. Adobe Reader software is required to view the PDF file.

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      How can I maintain the all-weather capability of the Stylus 760?

      The Stylus 760 loses its weatherproof capability if the battery compartment cover or the connector cover is open. Make sure that all the covers are closed before using the camera.

      It is possible, though not common, for water to enter the camera when the lens is in motion, such as when the camera is powered on in a shooting mode, when the optical zoom is operated, or when the Power Save function turns the camera off after a period of idleness.

      To preserve the weatherproof feature of this camera, take the following care precautions:

      • If the camera gets splashed, gently wipe the water off as soon as possible with a soft, lint-free cloth. In particular, salt water spray or droplets can cause damage to the camera if the camera is not wiped dry as soon as possible.

      • Wipe any water off the camera before changing the battery or memory card.

      • Do not apply excessive force to or attempt to peel off the rubber backing of the battery compartment cover or the connector cover.

      • If the rubber backing becomes worn or damaged, contact the nearest Olympus service center. (A charge will be assessed for replacement of parts.)

      • If the rubber backing of the battery compartment cover or connector cover contains dirt or sand, wipe it off before closing the cover; otherwise, water may get inside the camera.

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      How do I set the date and time on the Stylus 760?

      The first time the camera is powered on, the clock settings screen will be displayed on the LCD monitor. The camera will prompt you to set the date and time. After the initial configuration, the clock settings screen may be accessed as follows:

      With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to the clock icon. Press the Right arrow to advance to the clock settings.

      Set the year, month, day, hour, minutes and date format using the following procedure: Use the Up and Down arrows to select values, and press the Right arrow to advance to the next item. (The Stylus 760 uses a 24-hour clock.) When all information has been entered, press OK/FUNC to set the values. Press MENU twice to exit the menu.

      To set the time precisely, with the cursor on either the minutes or date format field, press OK/FUNC as the source time signal strikes 0 seconds.

      The date and time settings will be returned to the factory defaults if the camera is left without battery power for approximately one day. Custom settings may be canceled more quickly if the battery was only loaded into the camera for a short time before being removed. Before taking important shots, check that the date and time are correct.

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      How do I set the date and time of an alternate time zone?

      With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to DUALTIME. Press the Right arrow to advance to the next screen. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ON, and then press the Right arrow to continue to the clock settings screen.

      Set the year, month, day, hour, and minutes using the following procedure: Use the Up and Down arrows to select values, and press the Right arrow to advance to the next item. (The Stylus 760 uses a 24-hour clock.) When all information has been entered, press OK/FUNC to set the values. Press MENU twice to exit the menu.

      To set the time precisely, with the cursor on either the minutes or date format field, press OK/FUNC as the source time signal strikes 0 seconds.

      When DUALTIME is set to ON, images and movies are recorded with the date and time set in DUALTIME. Also, the ALARM CLOCK function will sound according to the DUALTIME date and time settings, not those of the camera default date and time.

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      How do I use the Alarm Clock function in the Stylus 760?

      The alarm clock feature causes the camera to play an audio cue at a predetermined time or interval. To use the alarm clock, you must first set the camera’s date and time. Note that if DUALTIME is set to ON, the alarm will sound according to the DUALTIME date and time settings, not those of the camera default date and time.

      With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to ALARM CLOCK. Press the Right arrow to advance to the next screen.

      Use the Up or Down arrow to select the frequency with which the alarm should activate. ONE TIME means the alarm will ring at the appointed time and then turn ALARM CLOCK to OFF; DAILY means the alarm will ring each day at the appointed time. Whichever choice you select, you must press the Right arrow to continue.

      Next, you will have three options:

      • Set the time: Use the arrows to select TIME, and then press the Right arrow. Use the Up or Down arrow to change the hour value. (The Stylus 760 uses a 24-hour clock.) Press the Right arrow to move to the minutes value. Use the Up or Down arrow to change the value. Press OK/FUNC to set the time. You may then press the Up or Down arrow to set other alarm options or press the MENU button three times to exit the menus.

      • Set the Snooze option: Use the Up or Down arrow to select SNOOZE. Next, press the Right arrow. Use the Up or Down arrow to enable or disable SNOOZE.

        When SNOOZE is ON, the alarm will activate approximately every five minutes for up to seven times. When SNOOZE is OFF, the alarm will stop ringing after one minute.

        Select the desired Snooze setting and then press the OK/FUNC button twice – first to enter your choice of setting and a second time to activate it. If you press OK/FUNC only once, the SNOOZE function will not be set.

        You may then press the Right arrow to re-enter the alarm options menu and make another selection, or simply press MENU twice to exit the menus.

      • Choose the alarm sound and volume: Use the Up or Down arrow to select ALARM SOUND, and then press the Right arrow. Use the Up or Down arrow to choose from three available alarm sounds.

        Select the desired alarm sound and then press the Right arrow to advance to the volume settings. Use the Up or Down arrows to select the volume level (LOW, MID, or HIGH). Press OK/FUNC twice – first to enter your choice of setting and a second time to activate it. If you press OK/FUNC only once, neither the alarm sound nor the volume level will be changed.

        You may then press the Up or Down arrow to set other options, press OK/FUNC to return to the SETUP menu, or simply press MENU three times to exit the menus.

      After making your selections, turn off the camera. The alarm will only activate when the camera is off.

      To shut off the alarm, press any button except the power button. Pressing the power button will turn the camera on, disabling the ALARM CLOCK function even if SNOOZE is set to ON.

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      How do I verify that my alarm clock settings have been accepted?

      With the camera turned off, press the DISP./? button and hold it for three seconds. The camera will display the current camera date and time (top right corner of the LCD screen) as well as the set alarm time (bottom right corner, alongside an icon of a red bell).

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      Does the Alarm Clock function work when Silent Mode is set to ON?

      Yes. However, the alarm will not emit an audible signal. Instead, the LCD monitor will light up at the designated time and display the clock.

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      How do I change the language of the display menus?

      With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button to access the top menu. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to the icon of the head and word balloon. Press the Right arrow to advance to the language menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to choose a new language, and then press OK/FUNC to enable the new language. Press MENU twice to exit.

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      Is there a way to add additional display languages to my camera?

      The Stylus 760 has built-in support for four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. A fifth language of your choice can be added via a firmware download. There is no charge associated with this download.

      To add a language, you must first install onto a computer the Olympus Master 2.0 software that was packaged with your camera. After installation, use the included USB cable to connect the camera to the computer. Launch Olympus Master 2.0, click on the Update/Language icon on the toolbar, and follow the on-screen prompts. (An Internet connection is required.) You will be asked to click on the Add Language button, to select a language from a drop menu, and then click Add to download the new language.

      The following warning will appear during the installation of the additional language: “Once the firmware is updated, it cannot be returned to the previous version. Do you want to continue.” Click OK. When the license agreement is presented, click Agree.

      The original languages will remain in the camera, and the new one will be appended to the bottom of the language menu. When the download is completed, the LCD monitor will display OK. Click Next in the software. Then disconnect the USB cable from the camera, turn off the camera, and click Close in the software.

      Once added, the new language can be enabled just as you would choose any other supported language. If you later wish to add another language, you may exchange the fifth language for any one of the other languages available via the firmware download by repeating this process and choosing the new language from the drop menu.

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      How do I know if the Stylus 760 is recording to its internal memory or to my memory card?

      The internal memory and a removable flash memory card cannot be used at the same time. When a supported memory card is inserted into the camera, images and movies are written to the card, not to internal memory. To use the internal memory, turn off the camera. Pull out the memory card. Turn the camera on. You then will be able to view files stored in the camera’s internal memory.

      The Stylus 760 indicates which memory mode is active by displaying an icon on the LCD screen. It will show IN when it is using internal memory and xD when it is working with xD-Picture Card™ flash memory media.

      In all shooting modes except GUIDE, the memory mode icon will appear in the lower right corner of the LCD screen, just above the remaining capacity value. In Normal playback mode, the icon will appear along the top of the LCD screen. In My Favorite playback mode, the icon is not displayed.

      Note: If you do not see the memory label in Normal playback mode, press the DISP/? button until you do.

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      Can I move images from the internal memory to a memory card?

      Yes, the BACKUP function will transfer files from the internal memory to an xD-Picture Card™ flash memory card (sold separately). It does not delete the files from the internal memory.

      To perform a backup, insert a card into the camera and then turn the camera on. With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button. Use the Up or Down arrow to select BACKUP. Press the Right arrow to advance to the next menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select YES. Press OK/FUNC to start the file transfer. When it completes, press OK/FUNC again to exit the menus.

      The backup procedure may take some time. Use a freshly charged battery or the optional AC adapter when performing a backup.

      Note: It is not possible to copy files from a memory card to the internal memory.

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      Which image quality mode should I use when I shoot my images?

      The best way to determine which image quality mode is best for any shot is to decide – before you shoot – how you will use the captured image.

      The default HQ mode is ideal if you plan to print your images in the standard 4” x 6” snapshot size. It’s great for scrapbooking or for printing from the kiosks often found at drugstores, camera stores or retailers with on-site photo-processing labs.

      The 16:9 image quality mode is ideal for expressing the broadness of a subject, such as a landscape. It’s also useful if you plan to view the images on a widescreen-format television.

      If you plan to e-mail your images or post them to a web site, use an image quality mode with a lower resolution, such as SQ1. The images will still look great when viewed on a computer, and their smaller file sizes will allow you to store more files on your memory card.

      In general, you should use the highest-quality option if you are planning to print the images larger than 4” x 6” or if you intend to use them for professional or commercial purposes.

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      How do I enable Dual Image Stabilization?

      To enable Dual Image Stabilization, both Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization must be active. The former can be manually enabled via the Image Stabilization button (hand icon), located on top of the camera. The camera automatically enables Digital Image Stabilization in certain scenes and shooting modes.

      Specifically, Dual Image Stabilization is available when Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization is set to ON and any of the following are true:

      • The camera is in the Program Auto shooting mode and the ISO value is manually set to 800 or 1600; or

      • The camera is set to the Available Light, Candle, Indoor or Shoot & Select1 scene. (Note: In the Available Light, Candle, and Shoot & Select1 scenes, the maximum image resolution is restricted to 2048 x 1536.); or

      • The camera’s DRIVE function is set to High-speed Sequential Shooting.

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      How do I enable Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization?

      To activate Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, first press the Image Stabilization button (hand icon) on the top of the camera. A menu will be presented on the LCD monitor. Use the Up or Down arrows on the arrow pad to select ON. Press the OK/FUNC button to activate Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization.

      To cancel Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, press the Image Stabilization button, use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF, and then press OK/FUNC.

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      How do I enable Digital Image Stabilization?

      To activate Digital Image Stabilization, do one of the following:

      • Select an ISO setting of 800 or 1600. Turn the mode dial to the camera icon. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the Function menu. Use the Left or Right arrow on the arrow pad to select P. Press the Down arrow twice to choose ISO. Press the Left or Right arrow to select 800 or 1600, and then press OK/FUNC again to activate all of the settings.

      • Activate the Available Light, Candle, Indoor or Shoot & Select1 scene. Set the mode dial to SCN. The scene select menu will be presented on the LCD monitor. Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to navigate within the scene menu. When one of the listed scenes is displayed, press the OK/FUNC button to activate it.

      Digital Image Stabilization effects end when the ISO is manually set to 80, 100, 200 or 400, or when a new scene (other than those listed above) is selected.

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      How can I review my images and movies in the camera?

      By default, the Stylus 760 will briefly display the last image taken after the shutter button is released. If you would like a longer look, turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. You will then have the following options:

      • Use the SINGLE view to scroll through all the images and movies in the camera’s internal memory or memory card (sold separately). Use the arrow pad to navigate through your files.

      • Use the CLOSE-UP view to zoom into still images for closer inspection.

      • Use the INDEX view to display thumbnails of multiple images and movies at once. Only the first frame of each movie is displayed.

      • Use the SLIDESHOW view to display in succession all of the images and movies in the camera’s internal memory or memory card (sold separately). Only the first frame of each movie is displayed.

      • Use the CALENDAR view to jump to images and movies taken on a particular date.

      • Use the HISTOGRAM view to display the balance of lightness and darkness in selected images.

      Optionally, you can view a subset of images by registering them in MY FAVORITE playback mode. To access MY FAVORITE mode, turn the mode dial so that the green star icon is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial.

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      How can I rotate an image?

      To rotate an image, select it in the Normal playback mode and then press the MENU button. The top menu is displayed, and PLAYBACK MENU is selected by default. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the Playback menu. Next, press the Down arrow on the arrow pad to select the ROTATE icon (a photograph with an arcing arrow in its upper left corner), and then press OK/FUNC again. Use the Up or Down arrow to select the desired layout. The camera will present the image in the new layout for your review. When satisfied, press OK/FUNC to activate the selection and exit the menu.

      Rotation is an editing function and is therefore unavailable in My Favorite mode. Images must be rotated before they are registered in My Favorite mode.

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      How can I change the number of images displayed in the Index view?

      Push W on the Zoom Bar to view the index. In the Normal playback mode, continuing to hold the W (or pushing it repeatedly) will change the layout of the index. Initially a 4-up layout, each push will expand the index to show 9, then 16, then 25 images per screen. You can return to an earlier layout by pushing T on the Zoom Bar. In the My Favorite playback mode, the index is fixed in a 9-up layout.

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      How can I register images in MY FAVORITE?

      To register an image, first turn the mode dial so the My Favorite icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, press the MENU button. The top menu is displayed. Use the arrow pad to navigate to ADD FAVORITE, and press the OK/FUNC button. Use the Left and Right arrows to scroll through your images and select one you wish to register. Press OK/FUNC to register the image. A confirmation message will be displayed briefly on the LCD monitor.

      Images captured at resolutions not supported by the Stylus 760, such as those transferred to the camera from a computer (via the included USB cable) or another camera (via a memory card), cannot be registered in MY FAVORITE. Instead, a warning message will be displayed, and the image will not be added.

      Registering an image does not affect the original image file. A registered image cannot be edited, printed, copied to a memory card or transferred to a computer, although the original image file will be affected by these operations. The registered image cannot be deleted by the FORMAT function, although the original image file would be deleted.

      Up to nine still images may be registered in MY FAVORITE. Once nine images have been registered, you must erase a registered image in order to register a new image.

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      How can I view images registered in MY FAVORITE?

      Once you have registered an image in MY FAVORITE mode, you can access it independently of the other images and movies you have stored in the camera’s internal memory or memory card (sold separately). In this way, MY FAVORITE helps you quickly and conveniently display your most treasured images.

      To view MY FAVORITE images, turn the mode dial so that the MY FAVORITE icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial.

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      How can I erase images registered in MY FAVORITE?

      To erase a registered image, first turn the mode dial so that the My Favorite playback mode icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Use the Left and Right arrows on the arrow pad to scroll through the registered images to the one that you wish to delete. Once selected on the LCD monitor, press the ERASE button (red trash can icon), located below and to the right of the arrow pad. Use the Up or Down arrow to select YES, and then press the OK/FUNC button. The image will be erased.

      This procedure does not erase the original image if it still exists in the camera’s memory or memory card (sold separately). If the original file was not previously erased via the ERASE, ALL ERASE, or FORMAT function, then it will remain available in other playback modes.

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      How can I view a slideshow of my images and movies?

      Turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback icon (green arrow) or My Favorite playback icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. The Top Menu is displayed. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select SLIDESHOW. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the SLIDESHOW menu.

      If desired, set the music and/or transition preferences. When finished, press OK/FUNC. The slideshow will start immediately and loop indefinitely. Press OK/FUNC again to end the slideshow.

      At least two images must be stored in the camera’s memory, MY FAVORITE, or memory card (sold separately) to enable the slideshow view.

      Note: Only the first frame of each movie file will be displayed in Normal playback mode. Movies are not supported in My Favorite playback mode. Images captured at resolutions not supported by the Stylus 760, such as those transferred to the camera from a computer (via the included USB cable) or another camera (via a memory card), will be displayed thumbnail images.

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      How can I set the background music preferences for my slideshows?

      Turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) or the My Favorite playback mode icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the mode dial, and then select an image file. Do not select a movie file. Press the MENU button. If necessary, use the arrow pad to navigate to SLIDESHOW, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SLIDESHOW menu. BGM is selected by default.

      Press the Right arrow on the arrow pad and then press the Down arrow to select ON. Press OK/FUNC to activate the setting.

      Press OK/FUNC a second time. The slideshow will start immediately and loop indefinitely. Press OK/FUNC once more to end the show.

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      How can I set the transition preferences for my slideshows?

      Turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) or the My Favorite playback mode icon (green star) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the mode dial, and then select an image file. Do not select a movie file. Press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to navigate to SLIDESHOW, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SLIDESHOW menu.

      Press the Down arrow to select TYPE. Press the Right arrow to view the transition options.

      The following transition effects are available:

      • Normal: One image replaces the next.

      • Slide: The new image slides into place from the right side of the screen to the left, overlaying the previous image as it arrives.

      • Fader: The existing image gradually dissolves, revealing the new image.

      • Zoom: The existing image is proportionally reduced in size, shrinking from full-frame until it disappears from the center of the LCD. The new image then appears in the center of the LCD and rapidly grows, proportionately, until it fills the screen.

      Use the Up or Down arrow to select an effect. Press OK/FUNC to activate the selection.

      Press OK/FUNC a second time. The slideshow will start immediately and loop indefinitely. Press OK/FUNC again to end the show.

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      What is the purpose of the Calendar view?

      If you use high-capacity xD-Picture Card™ media (sold separately), you are likely over time to amass a large quantity of files that were shot over a wide array of dates. This can make it inconvenient to select and display image or movie files that are not among the earliest or the most recent files recorded to the card.

      Calendar view lets you jump directly to images and movies captured on a particular date. You simply use the arrow pad to navigate within a calendar interface and select the desired date. Press the OK/FUNC button to display the first image recorded on that date.

      The Calendar can display all images in the camera’s memory or memory card – not just those that were captured on the selected date. Think of Calendar view as a way to “fast-forward” to the images you wish to display rather than as a filter that restricts what you can display.

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      How do I access the Calendar playback view?

      To access the Calendar from the menu, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to select CALENDAR, and then press the OK/FUNC button.

      Alternatively, press W on the Zoom Bar five times. The Calendar appears following the last (25-up) Index view layout.

      Note: Calendar view relies upon the camera’s date setting in order to organize files. Set the camera’s date and time before capturing any images. If in the Calendar display you do not see images that you shot on a particular date, check the camera’s date setting to find out if the camera recorded the image with an offset shooting date.

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      How do I access the Histogram playback view?

      In the Histogram playback view, an image shot with this camera and stored in its internal memory or on a memory card (sold separately) can be viewed at thumbnail size atop a histogram of that image. To access this view, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, use the arrow pad to scroll to and select an image (not a movie) file. Press the DISP/? button repeatedly until the histogram view is displayed on the LCD.

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      How do I interpret the data on a histogram?

      Histograms are graphical representations of the distribution of brightness values in an image.

      Each pixel in a digital photograph has a brightness value that quantifies the brightness or darkness of its tone – that is, how much shadow or highlight it contains. Brightness values may be any whole number from 0 to 255. A brightness value of zero represents pure black, or darkness without detail. A value of 255 represents pure white, or brightness without detail. In between are mid-tones, which grow brighter as the values get higher. The full range of possible brightness values is called the tonal range.

      When the HISTOGRAM shooting assist function is set to ON, as it is in Fig. A, and when the playback mode is set to the Histogram view, as it is in Fig. B, the Stylus 760 presents the histograms as bar graphs.

      Fig. A Fig. B

      In these graphs, the X-axes show all brightness values in the tonal range. The Y-axes show the number of pixels at each brightness value that the image contains. Boxes at either end of the graph indicate the range of brightness values that are either too dark or too bright to provide perceptible detail in the captured image.

      In the shooting mode histogram, the left-hand box is blue and the right-hand box is red. Data that fall into these boxes are displayed as bars of the corresponding color. In the playback mode histogram, both boxes are yellow. Data that fall into these boxes are displayed as yellow bars. In both histograms, data that fall within the mid-tone range are displayed as white bars.

      The shooting mode histogram also breaks out the tonal distribution of the area within the AF target mark and plots it as a separate variable. Data for these pixels are displayed as green bars. Note how in Fig. A the target mark is positioned over an area that is entirely dark. In the histogram, all of the green bars appear at the extreme left, where the brightness values are lowest.

      A very bright (high-key) image will have more pixels in the higher end of the tonal range, and so its histogram will show higher values (taller bars) along the right side of the graph. A very dark (low-key) image will have more pixels in the lower end of the tonal range, and so its histogram will show higher values along the left side of the graph. Images with high contrast, such as Fig. B, may show peaks in both the brighter and darker ranges of the graph.

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      Under what circumstances should I manually set the ISO sensitivity?

      By default, the Stylus 760 automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity of the CCD in order to capture clear, sharp pictures in all lighting conditions. It sets a low value when natural light is plentiful, such as when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, and it sets the value higher as light becomes less available.

      The higher the ISO value, the better the camera will be able to shoot with a fast shutter speed and to shoot in low-light conditions. However, high ISO sensitivity introduces noise into the resulting image, which in extreme cases can give the shot a grainy appearance.

      In the Full Auto shooting mode, the camera shoots with a conservative ISO range in order to minimize the appearance of noise in the shot. When shooting at very high ISO values (800 and higher), you must strike a balance between introducing some noise into the shot and capturing a moment or a subject that you would otherwise miss.

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      How do I change ISO sensitivity in the Stylus 760?

      Use the Function menu to change the ISO sensitivity of the Stylus 760. Turn the mode dial so that the icon of the camera is aligned with the black oval to the left of the mode dial. Press the OK/FUNC button to launch the Function menu. Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select the P/AUTO item, and then use the Left or Right arrow to select P. Next, use the Down arrow to select the ISO item. Use the Left and Right arrows to select the desired value. Press OK/FUNC again to activate the selection.

      Note: The camera automatically controls the ISO sensitivity of the CCD in the Full Auto, Scene, Guide, and Movie shooting modes.

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      Under what circumstances should I manually set the White Balance?

      By default, the Stylus 760 automatically adjusts the white balance setting to achieve the most natural color, regardless of the light source. However, certain shooting conditions may trick a digital camera into selecting a setting that does not provide the best color possible. These conditions, which will impact any manufacturer’s digital cameras, are:

      • When the subject is in the shade on a sunny day;

      • When the subject is illuminated by both natural light and indoor light, such as when near a window; and

      • When there is no white in the center of the frame.

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      How do I adjust the White Balance in the Stylus 760?

      Use the Function menu to change the white balance. Turn the mode dial so that the icon of the camera aligns with the black oval to the left of the mode dial. Press the OK/FUNC button to launch the Function menu. Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to select the P/AUTO item, and then use the Left or Right arrow to select P. Next, use the Down arrow to select the WB item. Use the Left or Right arrow to select the appropriate light source. The monitor will demonstrate the effect of each setting when it is selected. When you are satisfied with the setting, press OK/FUNC again to activate the selection.

      White Balance can also be set from the main Camera Menu.

      Note: The Stylus 760 automatically sets the White Balance in the Full Auto, Scene, Guide, and Movie shooting modes.

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      What differentiates the three Fluorescent Lamp white balance options?

      Fluorescent Lamp 1 is ideal for shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting. This type of lighting is usually found in homes.

      Fluorescent Lamp 2 is suitable for shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is commonly found in desk lamps.

      Fluorescent Lamp 3 is best when shooting under a white fluorescent lamp. This type of lamp is commonly found in overhead lighting in offices.

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      How do I adjust the exposure value (EV) in the Stylus 760?

      With the mode dial set to any shooting mode except GUIDE, press the Up arrow on the arrow pad to access the Exposure Compensation function. Then use the Left and Right arrows to make the image brighter or darker, respectively. The value can be adjusted +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV increments. Press the OK/FUNC button to apply the setting.

      Note: Exposure compensation may not produce the desired brightness on the subject if the area in the frame surrounding the subject is extremely bright or extremely dark.

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      How can I change the brightness setting of the LCD monitor?

      With the mode dial set to any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE, press the MENU button. Press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to the icon of the LCD monitor. Press the Right arrow to access the settings. Use the arrow pad to make the display lighter (Up arrow) or darker (Down arrow). The brightness of the display will change to demonstrate the effect the selection will have. Select the desired brightness setting, and then press OK/FUNC to activate it. Press MENU twice to exit the menu.

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      Will my custom settings be retained after I turn off the power?

      The RESET feature gives you the flexibility to decide. When RESET is set to OFF, your custom settings will be retained when the power is turned off. When RESET is set to ON, the factory default settings will be restored each time the power is turned off.

      To restore the factory default settings, turn the mode dial to any shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the MENU button. Press the Left arrow on the arrow pad to select RESET, and then press the OK/FUNC button. Next, press the Up or Down arrow to select YES. Press OK/FUNC a second time to reset the camera defaults.

      The features affected by RESET and their default values are: AF mode (SPOT), Digital Zoom (OFF), Drive (Single), Exposure Value (0.0), Flash mode (AUTO), Image Quality (HQ), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization (OFF), ISO (AUTO), Macro (OFF), Metering mode (ESP), Record sound with still images (OFF), Self-timer (OFF), and White Balance (AUTO).

      Note: In the absence of battery power, custom settings will be retained for about three days. After that, the original factory default settings will be restored.

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      What is the difference between the Under Water Wide1 scene and the Under Water Wide2 scene?

      In the former, the photographer retains control of the optical zoom. In the latter, the zoom is fixed at its widest setting. The focus distance is fixed at approximately 16.4 feet (5.0 meters) to allow for quicker shutter release.

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      What is the difference between the Shoot & Select1 scene and the Shoot & Select2 scene?

      In Shoot & Select1, the camera fixes the focus after the first frame. In Shoot & Select2, the camera focuses before shooting each frame.

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      Can the Stylus 760 record audio along with my still images and movies?

      The Stylus 760 can record brief audio notes along with still images. Cues can be added during image capture, or they can be spliced into a file later. The default setting is OFF.

      Also, the Stylus 760 always records audio along with movies. Sound is recorded during movie capture; audio cannot be added or edited after capture.

      The audio track becomes an embedded part of the digital file and cannot be separated from the image or movie once it has been recorded. When audio recording is enabled, sound is recorded even if SILENT MODE is set to ON, although in that situation the audio would be disabled during playback.

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      How do I enable audio recording while shooting still images?

      To record sound while shooting still images, turn the mode dial so that the icon of any still-image shooting mode except GUIDE is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, press the MENU button. CAMERA MENU will be selected by default; press the OK/FUNC button to continue. Use the Up or Down arrows on the arrow pad to navigate to the microphone icon, and then press the Right arrow. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to select ON, and then press OK/FUNC. Press MENU twice to exit.

      Audio recording will then be enabled. A microphone icon will appear on the LCD to remind you that audio capture is active.

      The audio capture will remain in effect until it is turned off or, in the case of Scene mode, until a new scene is selected. Choosing a new scene causes the camera to load the default settings for that scene, and the default for each is for audio recording to be disabled.

      When the audio recording function is enabled, the camera will capture four seconds of sound beginning about 0.5 seconds after the shutter button is released. For best reception, point the microphone toward the sound source.

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      How do I disable audio recording while shooting still images?

      Turn the mode dial so that the icon of any still-image shooting mode except GUIDE is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, press the MENU button. CAMERA MENU will be selected by default; press the OK/FUNC button to advance to the next screen. Use the Up or Down arrows on the arrow pad to navigate to the microphone icon, and then press the Right arrow to continue. Use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF, and then press OK/FUNC again. Press MENU twice to exit the menus.

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      How do I add audio to previously captured images?

      To add sound to a previously captured image, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Use the arrow pad to select the image to be edited, and then press the MENU button. CAMERA MENU will be selected by default; press the OK/FUNC button to continue. Use the Up or Down arrows to navigate to the microphone icon, and then press the Right arrow. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to select YES. The camera will then record four seconds of sound and embed the audio information into the selected file.

      An icon of a green musical note will accompany images with embedded audio when the files are displayed on the LCD in Normal playback mode. Sound may be recorded and re-recorded to any still image; however, it is not possible to edit the audio associated with a movie file.

      Note: It is not possible to add audio to files registered in the My Favorite playback mode.

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      How do I delete the sound from a still image with embedded audio?

      The sound in an audio-enabled still image is embedded in the digital file and cannot be separated from the image data. However, you can disable the audio track when you review the image in Normal playback mode. There are two ways to do this:

      • Enable Silent Mode. – When SILENT MODE is ON, all operational sounds are muted during shooting and playback. The camera will not play audio embedded in any image or movie file.

        To enable Silent Mode, turn the mode dial so that the icon for any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select SILENT MODE, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SILENT MODE menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ON. Press OK/FUNC to activate the setting.

      • Mute the playback VOLUME. – Turn the mode dial so that the icon for any mode except GUIDE or MY FAVORITE is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to VOLUME. Press the Right arrow. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF, and then press OK/FUNC. Press MENU twice to exit.

        Muting the playback volume does not affect other camera audio output such as warning beeps and the shutter release sound. These features have their own audio controls on the SETUP menu.

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      How can I disable audio recording when shooting movies?

      Sound is always recorded when the Stylus 760 is in Movie mode. However, you can disable the audio portion of a movie file when you review it in Normal playback mode. There are two ways to do this:

      • Enable Silent Mode. – When SILENT MODE is ON, all operational sounds are muted during shooting and playback. The camera will not play audio embedded in any image or movie file.

        Turn the mode dial so that the movie projector icon is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select SILENT MODE, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SILENT MODE menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ON. Press OK/FUNC to activate the setting.

      • Mute the playback VOLUME. – Turn the mode dial so that the movie projector icon is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to VOLUME. Press the Right arrow. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF, and then press OK/FUNC. Press MENU twice to exit.

        Muting the playback volume does not affect other camera audio output such as warning beeps and the shutter release sound. These features have their own audio controls on the SETUP menu.

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      How can I add audio to previously captured movies?

      The Stylus 760 does not support this operation.

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      How can I delete the sound from a movie with embedded audio?

      When audio recording is enabled, the sound becomes an imbedded part of the digital file and cannot be separated from the movie. However, you can disable the audio portion of a movie file when you review it in Playback mode. There are two ways to do this:

      • Enable Silent Mode. – When SILENT MODE is ON, all operational sounds are muted during shooting and playback. The camera will not play audio embedded in any image or movie file.

        Turn the mode dial so that the movie projector icon is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select SILENT MODE, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SILENT MODE menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ON. Press OK/FUNC to activate the setting.

      • Mute the playback VOLUME. – Turn the mode dial so that the movie projector icon is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to VOLUME. Press the Right arrow. On the next screen, use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF, and then press OK/FUNC. Press MENU twice to exit.

        Muting the playback volume does not affect other camera audio output such as warning beeps and the shutter release sound. These features have their own audio controls on the SETUP menu.

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      How do I erase an image that I do not wish to keep?

      The easiest way to delete a single image is to use the erase button. This button features an icon of a trashcan in red ink. It is below and to the right of the arrow pad.

      To use this feature, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Next, use the arrow pad to navigate to and select the image you wish to delete. Press the Erase button. Use the Up or Down arrow on the arrow pad to choose YES, and then press the OK/FUNC button. The file will be erased. Erased files cannot be retrieved, so use this feature carefully.

      Note: If you had previously registered this image in MY FAVORITE playback mode, the registered copy of the file remains in the camera’s internal memory. Registered images can only be erased from within the MY FAVORITE playback mode.

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      How do I erase all my images at once?

      The Stylus 760 includes an ALL ERASE function to quickly and conveniently remove all files saved to the internal memory or to a memory card (sold separately). To use this function, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial, and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Down arrow on the arrow pad to select ERASE, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the ERASE menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ALL ERASE, and then press OK/FUNC again to completely remove all unprotected images.

      Note: Images registered in My Favorite playback mode must be deleted individually from within the My Favorite playback mode menu.

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      What can I do to prevent accidental file deletion?

      The Protect function prevents selected files from being deleted even when an ERASE or ALL ERASE function is performed. However, protected files will be deleted by FORMAT and MEMORY FORMAT operations.

      To protect a file, first turn the mode dial so that the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) is aligned with the black oval to the left of the dial. Use the arrow pad to navigate to and select a file that you wish to protect. Next, press the MENU button. PLAYBACK MENU is selected by default. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the PLAYBACK menu. The Protect tool (key icon) is selected by default. Press OK/FUNC to advance to the next screen. Use the Up or Down arrow to select ON. Press OK/FUNC again to protect the selected image.

      A green key icon briefly appears atop a protected image whenever it is displayed on the LCD monitor. The key is shown even when the camera is set to an Index playback view.

      It is not possible, nor necessary, to Protect images registered in My Favorite playback mode. Registered images are not affected by ERASE, ALL ERASE, FORMAT, or MEMORY FORMAT operations performed from within Normal playback mode. They can only be removed by selecting them individually while in My Favorite playback mode and then pressing the ERASE button.

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      Are any firmware updates available for my digital camera?

      Use the UPDATE/LANGUAGE function in the Olympus Master 2.0 software packaged with your camera to find out whether firmware updates are available for your digital camera. An Internet connection is required to perform the operation.

      After installing the software onto a computer, connect your camera to the computer using the USB cable packaged with the camera. Next, launch Olympus Master 2.0 and click on UPDATE/LANGUAGE in the toolbar above the main window.

      Read the instructions on the dialog that is displayed, and then click on OK. Follow the on-screen prompts to update your firmware, if necessary.

      Note: If multiple firmware updates are available for your model, it may not always be possible to update directly from the current firmware version in your camera to the latest available version. In such cases, updates must be applied in stages. For this reason, it is recommended that, after updating the camera firmware, you immediately check again for additional updates. Simply repeat the update procedure to apply subsequent updates.

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      I purchased the Stylus 760, and the box was missing a component. How do I get a replacement?

      Please visit the Olympus Customer Service web site to report the missing component. Click here, fill out the requested fields, and then click Send to submit your request for assistance form. Please allow up to 48 hours for our Customer Service Representatives to respond via e-mail to your question.

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      I purchased the Stylus 760, but the box contains only a printed manual. How can I get an electronic copy?

      The Stylus 760 is packaged with a comprehensive, hard-copy Instruction Manual. A PDF version of the manual is also available for download from the product support page for the Stylus 760 on the Olympus America web site. Adobe Reader software is required to view the PDF file.

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      The Stylus 760 does not have a memory card packaged in the box. Why not?

      The Stylus 760 has 18 MB of built-in flash memory and does not need a memory card to function. It will accept xD-Picture Card™ flash memory media in the following capacities: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB.

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      The Stylus 760 does not recognize my memory card. What can I do?

      First, refer to the xD-Picture Card™ Compatibility Chart to verify that the card is supported in your model. If the card is not supported, return it to the store where you purchased it.

      The Stylus 760 may not recognize non-Olympus brand media or a card that has been formatted on another device, such as a card reader or personal computer. As a general rule, xD-Picture Card media should only be formatted in the camera. Card readers should only be used to copy files from the memory card to an external device.

      You may be able to use the card if you format it in the camera.

      Warning: Formatting a memory card will delete all content on the card.

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      When I put my xD-Picture Card™ flash memory card into the camera and turn it on, I get a “Card Error” message. What can I do?

      This message occurs when the camera is unable to recognize the media card or when an attempt to format a media card fails.

      If you see this message after inserting a brand new card, refer to the xD-Picture Card Compatibility Chart to verify that the card is supported in your model. If the card is not supported, return it to the store where you purchased it.

      If the card is supported, it may need to be cleaned. Wipe the gold contacts of the card with alcohol using a soft cloth or tissue. When the contacts are dry, insert the card and turn the camera on.

      If the Card Error message still appears, remove the card and insert a different supported card into the camera. If the camera reads the second card, then the camera is working properly and the problem lies with the original card.

      You may be able to use the card if you format it in the camera.

      Warning: Formatting a memory card will delete all content on the card.

      If you receive this error message after a failed attempt to format the memory card, the card may be defective. For assistance, contact Olympus’ Customer Service and Repair Center using any of the following methods:

      Phone: 800-622-6372

      E-mail: cpgwebmail@olympus.com

      URL: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

      Note: Olympus does not offer a service to recover data from corrupted memory cards; however, a number of companies do offer this service. In addition, commercial software now exists that may help you to retrieve files from a corrupt card. Olympus does not endorse any particular brand, but you can find many applicable products by searching the Internet for “Digital image recovery.”

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      I am no longer able to display images that I saved to my camera’s internal memory. I can only see images that were saved to my flash memory card. How can I see my other images?

      When a removable memory card has been inserted into the camera, the images in the internal memory cannot be played back. Turn off the camera. Pull out the memory card. Then you will be able to view images in your camera’s internal memory.

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      Why do some images captured in low light look darker in Playback than they did on the LCD while the image was being composed?

      The Bright Capture technology in the Stylus 760 actually lightens the image on the LCD so that it is easy to compose subjects in both bright and dim lighting situations. To maximize the effect of Bright Capture technology on images captured in low light, select one of the specified Bright Capture-enabled modes prior to shooting so that captured images will appear similar in Playback to the way they are displayed when the image is composed.

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      I want to use a function, but it is grayed out on the camera menu. What is wrong?

      The following functions are disabled unless a supported memory card is inserted into the camera’s media slot: BACKUP, FORMAT, PANORAMA, and PRINT ORDER.

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

      Try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on a subject roughly the same distance away from you as the intended subject and then re-compose your shot without losing that focus.

      First, choose a test subject that is as close to the camera as your intended subject. Compose the shot in the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway down; the camera will automatically focus on the test subject. The focus will be locked at the appropriate distance until you release the shutter button or take the picture. Re-compose your shot using the intended target, and then press the shutter button all the way down.

      TIP: If you see a blinking green light on the monitor when composing your shot, the focus and exposure are not adjusted properly. Try locking the focus again.

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      I just put a {new | fully charged} battery in the Stylus 760. Periodically, I have noticed that the screen goes dark while I am setting up my subject. Why is this happening?

      If you are setting up a still life or panorama portrait or are otherwise delayed while composing your shot, you may encounter one of the Stylus 760’s power-saving features.

      • Power Save mode – When the Stylus 760 is set to a shooting mode (lens is extended) and POWER SAVE is set to ON, the camera will automatically turn off the LCD monitor after 10 seconds of inactivity. Press any button to restore.

        To disable POWER SAVE, turn the mode dial to any shooting mode except GUIDE and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select POWER SAVE, and then press the Right arrow to advance to the next screen. Use the Up or Down arrow to select OFF. Press OK/FUNC again to activate the setting. Press MENU twice to exit the menus.

        The default setting of POWER SAVE is OFF.

      • Sleep mode – When the Stylus 760 is set to a shooting mode (lens is extended), the camera will automatically turn off the LCD monitor after three minutes of inactivity. Press the zoom button or shutter button to re-activate the camera.

        If the camera is not used for 15 minutes after entering Sleep Mode, it automatically retracts the lens and shuts off. To resume taking pictures, press the Power button.

        Sleep mode cannot be manually configured or disabled.

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      A small, bright dot appears in the same spot on all my downloaded images. What can I do?

      This is caused by the failure of one or more pixels on the CCD. Run the Pixel Mapping feature to check and adjust the CCD sensor and image-processing functions. Wait about one minute after taking or viewing pictures to allow the Pixel Mapping function to perform properly. If the camera is turned off during pixel mapping, you must start over.

      To run Pixel Mapping, turn the mode dial to any shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the MENU button. Next, press the Right arrow on the arrow pad to select SETUP, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the SETUP menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to navigate to PIXEL MAPPING. Press the Right arrow to select START. Press OK/FUNC to begin pixel mapping. Once the process has completed, the bright dot should no longer appear in images you subsequently capture and download.

      To learn more about how Pixel Mapping works, click here.

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      I can rotate some of my pictures in Playback mode, but not all of them. Why not?

      The images that cannot be rotated may be Protected, or they may not have been taken by this camera.

      The ROTATE tool alters a digital file by modifying its layout. However, the Protect tool prohibits changes to Protected digital files. Therefore, Protected files cannot be rotated.

      If you wish to rotate a Protected image, you must first remove the Protection. Then you can use the ROTATE tool to turn the image. You can re-apply the Protection to the file after it has been rotated.

      Images captured at resolutions not supported by the Stylus 760, such as those taken with other cameras and transferred to this camera via removable memory media, may not be able to be rotated. Such images can be identified by their size when displayed in the Single playback view. The images will appear smaller in the LCD monitor (e.g. not full-screen) and will be surrounded by a black border.

      Movie files cannot be rotated.

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      Why do I get blurry images?

      Blurry images are often the result of movement during image capture. Either the camera was not held still – a phenomenon called “camera shake” – or the subject was moving and the camera did not fire with a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action.

      The Stylus 760’s Dual Image Stabilization technology combats both kinds of motion to offer the best defense against blurry images. Click here for more information on how Dual Image Stabilization helps you to capture crisp, clear images.

      Click here for additional suggestions on how to prevent blurry images.

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      Why are my pictures blurry when I shoot in “Night Scene” scene?

      The NIGHT SCENE scene is designed to help you capture better exposures outdoors in low-light conditions. The camera holds the shutter open longer than it would in other situations, allowing more light to reach the CCD. Because the shutter is open longer, it is very important to keep both the camera and the subject still. Camera motion during image capture will result in blurry pictures.

      Click here for more information on NIGHT SCENE.

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      When I print images on my printer or take them to my local photo lab for 4”x6” prints, the top and bottom of my pictures are cut off. Why is this happening?

      In most IMAGE QUALITY modes, the Stylus 760 shoots in a default aspect ratio of 4:3. A 4”x6” print has an aspect ratio of 3:2. Therefore, an image taken with the Stylus 760 contains more information than can fit in a 4”x6” frame. When the image is enlarged and centered in the 3:2 frame, a little bit of the image is cut off the top and bottom.

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      In portraits taken indoors or in low light, my subject’s eyes are unnaturally red. How can I prevent this from happening?

      The effect known as “red-eye” occurs when the light emitted from the camera flash bounces off the back of the subject’s retina. The red color is picked up from the blood vessels behind the eyes and displayed in the resulting image.

      To avoid or minimize red-eye when shooting in low light with the flash, use Red-Eye Reduction mode. In this mode, the flash fires a few bursts before the shot is actually taken. The bursts of light cause the pupils of your subject’s eyes to contract, providing a smaller angle through which the reflected light can escape. The result is that the effect of the reflected light is less noticeable in your captured images.

      To enable Red-Eye Reduction mode, turn the mode dial to any still-image shooting mode except GUIDE, and then press the flash mode button (lightning bolt icon). Press the Down arrow to select the Red-Eye Reduction flash mode icon (eye). Press the OK/FUNC button. The eye icon will appear on the LCD when Red-Eye Reduction flash mode is active.

      Note: In Scene mode, some scenes automatically change the flash mode setting or disable the flash entirely. If this happens, choose a different scene or shoot in Full Auto mode.

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      How can I correct “red-eye” in my existing images?

      The Stylus 760 has a built-in Red-Eye Correction tool. To access it, first turn the mode dial to the Normal playback mode icon (green arrow) and then press the MENU button. Press the Up arrow on the arrow pad to select EDIT, and then press the OK/FUNC button to access the EDIT menu. Use the Up or Down arrow to select REDEYE FIX, and then press the Right arrow to advance to the next screen. Use the Left and Right arrows to navigate to the image in need of red-eye correction. After selecting the desired image, press OK/FUNC. The Red-Eye correction will be applied.

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      Why do the whites (or blacks) in my pictures look so gray?

      The Stylus 760's exposure system evaluates light reflecting from a subject and selects an aperture and shutter speed combination that will represent the subject in an approximate average tone (not too bright and not too dark). Pros refer to this as “18% gray.” This works well for almost all shooting situations except when the subject happens to be darker or lighter than an average tone.

      The Stylus 760 allows you to override the exposure value in order to intentionally brighten or darken images. Click here for more information on when and how to manually adjust the camera’s exposure value.

      Additionally, the Stylus 760 gives you another option for capturing images that contain lots of white space. The BEACH & SNOW scene is calibrated to amplify bright whites in order to make scenery such as white-sand beaches and snowscapes more vibrant. You may be able to use this scene to achieve better results capturing images whose foregrounds or backgrounds are dominated by whites.

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      I set the Alarm Clock feature, but it didn’t ring at the scheduled time. Why not?

      Check to see if the ALARM CLOCK settings are set appropriately. When setting the alarm clock, the SNOOZE, ALARM SOUND, and volume options require that the OK/FUNC button be pushed twice. Pressing it once is not sufficient to set the value for these settings.

      Check to see if DUALTIME is set to ON. If it is, the alarm clock will sound according to the date and time settings of DUALTIME, not to the camera default date and time.

      Check to see if the Stylus 760 is in Silent Mode. In this mode, the camera emits no audible cues. It will not beep when capturing an image or when making menu selections, and it will not ring an alarm when the alarm clock is set and the appointed time arrives. Instead, the camera will issue a visual cue when the alarm activates while the camera is in Silent Mode. The LCD monitor will turn on and display the time.

      To disable Silent Mode, first place the camera into any shooting mode other than GUIDE, and then press the MENU button. Press the Right Arrow and then the Down Arrow to select SILENT MODE. Press the OK/FUNC button to access the SILENT MODE menu. Use the Up or Down arrow button to choose OFF, and then press OK/FUNC again to disable Silent Mode.

      To reactivate Silent Mode, repeat the above procedure but at the SILENT MODE menu choose ON instead of OFF.

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      The camera no longer turns on. What could be wrong?

      The battery may be dead or underpowered.

      If the battery is completely drained, the camera will not power on when the Power button is pressed. If the battery is nearly drained, the camera may briefly display a Battery Empty error message and then power off, or it may power on and then quickly power off without displaying the error.  In either case, charge the battery using the LI-40C battery charger bundled with the camera.

      Be sure to properly align the arrow on the bundled battery with the arrow on the bundled battery charger.  It is possible to force the battery into the charger so that the arrows are not aligned.  This is an improper orientation, and the battery will not be charged.  For instructions on how to properly inset the battery into the charger, please see "How do I charge the lithium-ion battery?"

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      How do I charge the lithium-ion battery?

      Load the LI-42B battery into the LI-40C Lithium-ion Battery Charger bundled with the camera.  Be sure to align the arrow on the battery with the arrow on the charger, as shown in Fig. A.

      Fig. A

      When the battery is properly inserted into the charger, the red charge indicator light will be lit.  The light will turn off when the battery is fully charged.  The approximate charging time is five hours.

      Note: The Stylus 760 monitors its own power consumption and displays a battery level warning icon on the LCD monitor, in both shooting and playback modes, to alert the photographer as power wanes. Fig. B, below, shows the icon that is displayed when a fully charged battery is loaded. Fig. C is displayed when the battery power is low.

         
      Fig. B Fig. C

      When the Low Battery icon is displayed, recharge the battery.

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