Are any firmware updates available for my camera?
Use the Update Camera function in the OLYMPUS Master 2 software packaged with your digital camera to find out whether firmware updates are available for your model. An Internet connection is required to perform the operation.
For detailed instructions on how to update the camera's firmware, click here.
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.
How can I transfer images and movies from the camera to a computer?
Complete instructions may be downloaded by clicking here.
Adobe Reader® software is required to view the file. It is available as a free download from Adobe's web site. Click here to download the latest version.
Which shooting mode should I use?
"AUTO" mode is recommended for regular photography.
In AUTO mode, the camera automatically adjusts the settings. If you want to change settings such as white balance and ISO sensitivity, select another mode (e.g. "P").
The following shooting modes and scenes are available:
This is a fully automatic mode that allows you to take pictures best suited for the scene by simply pressing the shutter button. [Camera Menu] settings cannot be changed.
- P (Program Auto)
The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture and shutter speed based on the lighting conditions.
Unlike AUTO mode, [Camera Menu] settings such as white balance and ISO sensitivity can be changed.
- Digital Image Stabilization
With high ISO sensitivity, this mode reduces blur caused by a moving subject or by camera shake.
The camera offers a choice of 16 scene modes for shooting in various conditions.
This mode is suitable for shooting portraits. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions to produce natural skin tones.
This mode is suitable for taking pictures of landscapes. It vividly reproduces blues and greens.
- NIGHT + PORTRAIT
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 in normal shooting.
For the best results, use a tripod so your camera remains steady when shooting.
Captures fast-moving action without blurring.
For shooting both main subject and background indoors (e.g. at a party). The background is reproduced clearly.
For shooting under candlelight. Warm colors are reproduced.
- SELF PORTRAIT
Lets you take a picture of yourself while holding the camera.
For shooting the setting or rising sun. Vividly reproduces reds and yellows.
Suitable for shooting fireworks at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. For the best results, use a tripod so your camera remains steady when shooting.
- BEHIND GLASS
For shooting a subject through glass.
For still life photography. Vividly reproduces colors of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
For shooting paper documents. Increases contrast between letters and background.
Captures three pictures sequentially at different exposures in the appropriate size for online auctions. Image size is fixed to [VGA] (640×480).
- UNDERWATER WIDE1
This scene mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater landscapes. An underwater housing is required.
- UNDERWATER WIDE2
This mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater landscapes. The focus is locked, and the shutter release lag time is reduced. An underwater housing is required.
- UNDERWATER MACRO
This mode is ideal for taking close-ups underwater. An underwater housing is required.
The camera records video with or without sound.
How do I insert xD-Picture Card media into the camera?
To insert xD-Picture Card media into the camera, do the following.
- Power off the camera.
- Turn the camera upside down. Open the battery/card compartment cover by sliding the cover toward the outside edge of the camera and then lifting up on the door.
- Hold the memory card and camera as shown in the image below. The card's gold contact area should face the same direction as the LCD monitor, and the notch in the side of the card should face the outside edge of the camera — not the center of the camera.
- Insert the card into the card slot and push it gently straight in until it clicks.
- Close the card cover door and then push the latch back toward the center of the camera until it clicks.
How do I insert a microSD or microSDHC card into the camera?
This camera can accept compatible microSD or microSDHC memory cards, which are sold separately.
When using microSD or microSDHC media, the card must be inserted into the MASD-1 xD Picture Card-to-microSD adapter packaged with the camera before it can be inserted into the camera's media slot.
To insert a microSD or microSDHC memory card into the camera, do the following:
- Power off the camera.
- Turn the camera upside down, and open the battery/card compartment cover.
- Hold the MASD-1 adapter so that the pointed wedge is facing up and the sticker is facing the front, as shown in the picture below.
- Hold the card so that the thicker end is to the right and the flat end is on the bottom, as shown.
- Insert the card entirely into the adapter.
- Insert the MASD-1 adapter (with the card inside) into the media slot inside the battery/card compartment, making sure to align the gold contacts on the back of the adapter with those inside the compartment. Push the adapter gently until there is an audible click.
- Close the battery/card compartment cover.
How do I take close-up pictures of small subjects?
Press the button repeatedly until the Macro or Super Macro icon appears.
Use the Macro mode to gain sharpness and detail in pictures at close range.
Super Macro mode allows you to take pictures more closely than the Macro mode.
|Cancels macro mode.|
This mode lets you shoot from as close as 60cm/23.6in. (when the camera is set for the maximum wide angle zoom) and as close as 100cm/39.4in. (when the camera is set for the maximum telephoto zoom) to the subject.
|This mode lets you shoot from as close as 10cm / 3.9in. (when the camera is set for the maximum wide angle zoom) and as close as 60cm / 23.6in. (when the camera is set for the maximum telephoto zoom) to the subject.|
Super Macro mode
|This mode lets you shoot from as close as 3cm / 1.2in. to the subject. Zoom and Flash cannot be used. Zoom position is fixed automatically.|
How can I change the shooting functions back to default settings?
You can reset the current settings to the default settings while the camera is set to any shooting mode. To do so, press the [MENU] button, and then select RESET. On the next screen, use the arrow pad to select YES, and then press the [OK/FUNC] button.
The following functions can be reset to the default settings by selecting RESET:
|IMAGE SIZE (Still images)/
|IMAGE SIZE (Movies)/
| (Still images)
What types of memory cards can I use in the FE-360?
You can use xD-Picture Card™ media or microSD™ / microSDHC media (hereafter referred to as "microSD cards").
To use microSD cards, the MASD-1 adapter (packaged with the camera) is required.
The following xD-Picture Card media can be used:
Card Capacity: 16MB to 2GB
Card Type: TypeH, TypeM, TypeM+, Standard
To see all compatible microSD cards, click here.
Olympus xD-Picture Card media are the only memory cards on the market that enable the Panorama function on this Olympus digital camera. The Panorama feature does not function with microSD and non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card media.
Will the bundled microSD™ adapter let me use any microSD or microSDHC card in my camera?
Click here to view a list of microSD and microSDHC cards that can be used with the MASD-1 card adapter. This page will be updated as additional cards are evaluated.
The PANORAMA feature on this camera does not function with microSD and microSDHC media. Also, the art editing features of the xD Pack plug-in for OLYMPUS Master 2 do not support images recorded to microSD/SDHC cards. To use these features, use Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™ media.
Will the microSD adapter allow me to use microSD and microSDHC media in other Olympus cameras?
MicroSD and microSDHC cards can be used only with cameras that are compatible with the MASD-1 microSD adapter. For a list of compatible cameras, click here.
The adapter is different from xD-Picture Card media in form. It will not fit in the card slots of other cameras that are compatible with xD-Picture Card media. Forcing the MASD-1 into an incompatible camera or other device may damage it or cause the equipment to malfunction. The data on the memory card may be destroyed.
The colors in my pictures look different from the actual colors of my subject. What can I do?
Select a White Balance (WB) setting that is more appropriate for the lighting conditions.
When WB is set to the default, AUTO, the colors in pictures may differ from the subject's actual colors under the following lighting conditions:
- When the subject is in the shade on a sunny day.
- When the subject is illuminated by both natural light and indoor lighting (e.g. near a window)
- When the light from the camera's flash does not reach a subject lit by indoor lighting
In cases like these, select the WB setting that is designed to capture accurate colors in the specific lighting conditions.
To select WB settings, the mode dial must be set to any shooting mode except AUTO or GUIDE.
The following table describes the available WB settings:
||The white balance is adjusted automatically for natural color, regardless of the light source.|
||For shooting under bright sunlight.|
||For shooting under a cloudy sky.|
||For shooting under tungsten lighting.|
||For shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in homes)|
||For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in desk lamps.)|
||For shooting under a cool white fluorescent lamp. (This type of lamp is mainly used in offices.)|