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Stylus 300 Digital

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What is the difference between the Stylus Digital and other Olympus point-and-shoot cameras?

•Ultra compact sleek, attractive design
•Weatherproof design
•Advanced aspherical glass 3x optical zoom
•Metal body
•Lithium Ion Battery

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The Stylus Digital claims to be weatherproof. What does it mean?

The Olympus Stylus 300/400 Digital is the first metal-bodied digital camera in the world to feature protection equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IPX4. The camera will not be damaged by water splashed from any direction.

The camera can be used outside in adverse weather conditions. If you are taking pictures when the camera is exposed to rain or snow, make sure that the optical components (lens, viewfinder, flash) are not covered with water. Water droplets on the lens may affect image quality.

The Stylus 300/400 Digital is designed to operate at ambient temperature 32°-104°F and relative humidity 30-90%. Please note that the camera is weatherproof, not waterproof, and can not be immersed in water. Olympus will not assume any responsibility for any camera damage caused by water getting inside as a result of misuse by the user.

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What do I need to do to maintain all-weather capability of my camera?

•The camera loses its weatherproof capability if the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover is open. Make sure that all the covers are closed before using the camera.
•Wipe any water off the camera before changing the battery or card.
•If the camera gets splashed, wipe the water off as soon as possible with a dry cloth. Salt water spray or droplets can cause damage to the camera if the camera is not wiped dry as soon as possible.
•Do not apply excessive force to or attempt to peel off the rubber packing of the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover.
•If the rubber packing becomes worn or damaged, contact your nearest Olympus service center. (A charge is made for replacement of parts.)
•If the rubber packing of the battery compartment cover, connector cover or DC-IN jack cover contains dirt or sand, wipe it off before closing the cover, otherwise water may get inside the camera.
•The rechargeable battery and other camera accessories are not weatherproof. Care should be taken when using the accessories.

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Is an underwater housing available for the Stylus Digital?

Yes, the PT-016 underwater housing is designed for use with the Stylus Digital. It can be used at depths up to 141 ft.

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Can I use add-on lenses or filters with the Stylus Digital?

No, the camera does not accept any add-on lenses or filters.

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Does the Stylus Digital camera have a video output feature?

Yes, it supports both NTSC and PAL. The output video standard can be configured via the menu

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Is sound recording available on the Stylus Digital?

No, sound recording is not available on the Stylus Digital camera. The camera does not have a built-in microphone.

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What is the amount of storable images and file sizes at different compressions and the movie record time on a Stylus Digital camera?

Stylus 300 Digital Memory Card Storage Capacity
Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card 256MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ, HQ 2048 x 1536 6, 20 shots 96, 326 shots
SQ1 1600 x 1200 24 shots 399 shots
SQ2 1280 x 960 38 shots 614 shots
SQ2 1024 x 768 58 shots 940 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 99 shots 1598 shots
HQ Movie 320 x 240 15 fps 16 sec. max per movie 16 sec. max per movie
SQ Movie 160 x 120 15 fps 70 sec. max per movie 70 sec. max per movie
All capacity figures are approximate.

Stylus 400 Digital Memory Card Storage Capacity
Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card 256MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ, HQ 2272 x 1704 5, 16 shots 90, 266 shots
SQ1 2048 x 1536 20 shots 326 shots
SQ2 1600 x 1200 24 shots 399 shots
SQ2 1280 x 960 38 shots 614 shots
SQ2 1024 x 768 58 shots 940 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 99 shots 1598 shots
HQ Movie 320 x 240 15 fps 16 sec. max per movie 16 sec. max per movie
SQ Movie 160 x 120 15 fps 70 sec. max per movie 70 sec. max per movie
All capacity figures are approximate.

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Does the Olympus Stylus Digital camera support Print Image Matching (PIM)?

Yes, the Stylus Digital supports this easy-to-use high quality printing feature. Print Image Matching technology ensures that PIM-enabled digital cameras and printers work together perfectly to produce the best possible prints.

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The RM-2 remote control is supplied with the Stylus Digital. When do I use it?

Remote control is useful when you want to take a picture without touching the camera (self portrait, night scene, etc.)

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Where is the Reference Manual for the Stylus Digital?

The CD-ROM included with the camera contains a full Reference Manual in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat which is provided on the CD-ROM is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual". All camera manuals can also be found at our web site in our Brochures and Manuals section.

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How do I download images and movies from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the Stylus Digital are located on the CD-ROM in the "Reference" section under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site http://www.olympusamerica.com/download.

Also, the Software Installation Guide and Image Downloading Guide is available by clicking here.

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Do I need a special USB cable to connect to connect my camera to my computer?

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable that comes packaged with the camera is required to connect the camera to the computer. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200 776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium or 1-800-201-7766.

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What other adapters and card readers can be used with the xD-Picture Card?

You can use any of the following accessories:

•MAUSB-10 xD-Picture Card/SmartMedia USB Reader/Writer (stock number 200830)
•MAPC-10 xD-Picture Card/SmartMedia PCMCIA Adapter (stock number 200835)
•MACF-10 xD-Picture Card Compact Flash Adapter (stock number 200837)

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How do I take close-up pictures?

In order to take closed-up pictures you need to use Macro mode. It is possible to zoom through all ranges from telephoto to wide down to a minimum distance of 8 inches.

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What is the size of the subject area that will fill the frame when using Macro mode?

It is approximately 2.8"x 2.1".

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How many pictures can l take with a fully charged battery?

The supplied rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides approximately 150 shots per charge with typical usage.

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Do I need to take the battery out for charging?

Yes, the battery has to be charged in the charger supplied with the camera. You can not charge the battery inside the camera.

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How many times can the Lithium Ion battery be charged?

It can be recharged approximately 300 times.

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How long does it take for the Lithium Ion battery to be charged?

Initially it takes approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours. After the battery has been charged once, full charging time is 2 1/2 - 3 hours. The Lithium Ion battery does not have to be discharged completely before recharging. It can be recharged at any time.

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When I take the battery out for charging, will my camera lose time and my custom settings?

No, the battery can be charged in 2-3 hours, while the camera will maintain its internal clock and custom settings for approximately one day.

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How do I purchase an extra battery for my Stylus Digital camera?

The stock number for the LI-10B Lithium Ion battery is 200838. It can be purchased through an Olympus dealer or the Olympus Emporium at or 1-800-201-7766.

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Which AC adapter can I use with the Stylus Digital camera?

The D-7AC AC Adapter is designed specifically for the Stylus Digital camera. It outputs 4.8 Volts at 2 Amps. The stock number is 200850. It can be purchased through an Olympus dealer or the Olympus Emporium or 1-800 201-7766.

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My pictures are too dark. What can be wrong?

Please make sure that when shooting images, your finger does not block the flash or the lens. Please review the illustrations in the Stylus Digital manual for more info.

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