Product Support

D-560 Zoom

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the D-560 Zoom are located on the CD Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC," or at our web site at

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What is the battery life expectancy in the D-560 Zoom?

The battery life on alkaline batteries vary according to manufacturer and power rating. Alkaline Batteries can provide up to 100 shots with typical usage. The Olympus CR-V3 long-life lithium batteries (LB-01) will provide approximately 500 shots. The Olympus Ni-MH batteries (B-01 4PE) would provide approximately 250 shots per charge and they can be recharged 300 to 500 times.

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I slide the cover open, but the camera does not turn on.

The cover slides open in two positions. To turn the camera on, completely open lens cover shooting images, slide the lens cover over until you hear two clicks.

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There are several shooting modes listed in the Mode Menu, under the Camera tab. When should I apply them? In which situations?

The Shooting modes are as follows:

Program Auto (Factory default setting)
Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and metering, can be adjusted manually.

Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Night scene
Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both the subject and the background.

Self Portrait
Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the Wide position and cannot be changed.

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When shooting at full telephoto in the macro mode, what is the size of the subject area that will fill the frame?

It is approximately 3.1"x 2.4".

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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.

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Is the 3x optical zoom enough? What options do I have for more telephoto zoom?

The D-560 camera has a 3.4 digital zoom, which gives you a total of 10x zoom overall. Simply use the Shooting Mode menu to activate the Digital Zoom feature.

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Where is the Reference Manual for the D-560 Zoom?

The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat which is provided on the CD-ROM is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual".

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

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable (packaged with the camera) is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200 776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at: or by calling (800) 201-7766.

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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 cannot charge the battery inside the camera.

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How many images can I record on an xD-Picture card?

Quality Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card (incl.) 256MB xD-Picture Card (incl.)
SHQ 2048 x 1536 6 shots 110 shots
HQ 2048 x 1536 20 shots 326 shots
SQ1 1024 x 768 76 shots 1229 shots
SQ2 640 x 480 165 shots 2663 shots

No. storable movies (approx.)
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 15 sec. max per movie 15 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 60 sec. max per movie

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What is the focusing distance in macro mode?

On a D-560 camera, The Macro Mode operating range is 8 inches to 20 inches. This means the camera must be between 8 inches and 20 inches away from the subject for a picture to be in focus.

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What size are the image files in each record mode?

2048 x 1536 SHQ, JPEG - approximately 1940K
2048 x 1536 HQ, JPEG - approximately 678K
1024 x 768 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 155K
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 61K

320 x 240 HQ Movie - approximately 4594K (15 Second Movie)
160 x 120 SQ Movie - approximately 3659K (60 Second movie)

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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, then re-compose your picture without losing that focus. Open the lens barrier fully. Look through the viewfinder at the AF Target Mark (the 4 lines in the center of the viewfinder). Position the AF Target Mark on a subject roughly the same distance away from you. Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. While keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, re-compose your picture, then press the shutter fully. (Please see page 25 in the D-560 Zoom Basic Manual for a more detailed explanation.)

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Is there an A/C adapter available for my D-560 Camera?

Yes. The model is E-7AU. Use this 110V/120V AC Adapter to conserve batteries when downloading to your computer, for extended work in a studio, during printing, or while viewing images while connected to your TV or VCR. The Olympus stock number is 200 751.

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