How do I access the program shooting modes?
The program shooting modes can be accessed from the Mode Menu under the Scene Select menu option.
How do I activate QuickTime Movie mode?
To activate Quicktime Movie mode, press the Menu button, and then select the QuickTime Movie shortcut icon by pressing the up arrow.
Does the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera have a video output feature?
No, the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera does not have a video output feature.
What are the maximum lengths of the movies that I can record on an xD-Picture Card?
||16MB xD-Picture Card
||512MB xD-Picture Card|
||320 x 240 15 fps movie
||15 sec. max per movie
||480 sec. max per movie|
||160 x 120 15 fps movie
||60 sec. max per movie
||1920 sec. max per movie|
What are the benefits of TruePic Turbo?
TruePic Turbo is the new engine designed to be approximately 30% faster than the TruePic engine. TruePic Turbo increases the camera's start-up, shutter lag, recording and playback time and continues to deliver clear, smooth image results every time. The TruePic Turbo engine also has an advanced noise filter for better image quality.
What is Print Image Matching (PIM)?
The printer is able to instantly identify the print specific information for each image captured, to provide superior color, quality and detail in every print. Print Image Matching enabled digital cameras, and printers work together to produce the best possible prints.
What is Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)?
A standard aimed at ensuring compatibility among the file systems used in digital cameras, printers, and other devices so that images can be exchanged among them using removable media.
Where is the Reference Manual for the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera?
The CD packaged with the camera provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat, which is provided on the CD, is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is the "Instruction Manual".
Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect my camera to my computer?
Yes, the CB-USB4 cable (packaged with the camera) is required for downloading images from the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at: http://www.olympusamerica.com/store or by calling (800) 201-7766.
What is the focusing distance in macro mode when using the Olympus D-395 Digital 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.
What is the battery life expectancy in the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera?
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.
How can I extend the life of my batteries?
Using the flash and LCD monitor affects the rate at which the batteries will drain. The rate at which pictures are taken will also affect battery life. When taking pictures sequentially the battery does not have as much time to recover between each shot. To help to extend the life of your battery, the flash, LCD monitor, and sequential shooting should only be used only as necessary.
When I take the batteries out of the camera to change them, will my camera lose my custom settings?
No. The camera will maintain its internal clock and custom settings for approximately one day.
Which AC adapter can I use with the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera?
The E-7AU AC Adapter is designed for the D-395 Digital Camera. It outputs 3.4 Volts at 2.5 Amps. The stock number is 200751. It can be purchased through an Olympus dealer or the Olympus Emporium at https://emporium.olympus.com/ or 1-800 201-7766.
What is the best situation to use each of the shooting modes?
The shooting modes are described as follows:
PROGRAM AUTO (Factory default setting)
Program Auto mode is 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.
Portrait mode is suitable for taking a portrait-style picture of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Landscape mode is suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Night scene mode is 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 your subject and the night background.
Self-portrait mode 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.
QuickTime Movie mode lets you record movies. The focus and zoom are locked. If the distance to the subject changes, the focus may be compromised.
Can the Olympus D-395 Digital Camera record movies with sound?
The Olympus D-395 Digital Camera can record movies in QuickTime Movie Mode, however it cannot record sound.
How many images can I record on an xD Picture card?
||16MB xD-Picture Card
||512MB xD-Picture Card|
||2048 x 1536
||2048 x 1536
||1024 x 768
||640 x 480
What is PictBridge?
PictBridge is a specification that allows for direct printing between various brands of digital still cameras and printers without the need of a computer.