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C-60

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How do I access the program shooting modes?

The program shooting modes can be selected by turning the mode dial to the desired scene mode.

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What is the best situation to use each of the shooting modes?

The shooting modes are described as follows:

AUTO (Factory default setting)
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
Portrait mode is suitable for taking a portrait-style picture of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Night scene
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.

SCENE
Scene mode enables you to select one of the following scene shooting modes available in the menu.

Landscape + Scene shooting
Landscape + Scene shooting is suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. This mode produces clear, sharp pictures with excellent detail, making it ideal for shooting natural scenery.

Landscape + Portrait shooting
Landscape + Portrait shooting is suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the background. The picture is taken with the background as well as the subject in the foreground in focus. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings

QuickTime Movie
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.

Landscape
Landscape mode is suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.

Self-portrait
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.

My Mode
Enables you to make settings manually and register them in the mode dial's mode so you can call up your own shooting mode whenever you want.

Program shooting (P)
Program shooting allows you to shoot using an aperture and shutter speed that the camera sets. You can set the flash, white balance, or other functions manually.

Aperture priority shooting (A)
Aperture priority shooting allows you to set the aperture manually. The camera sets the shutter speed automatically. By decreasing the aperture value (F-number), the camera will focus within a smaller range, producing a picture with a blurred background. Increasing the value will let the camera focus over a wider range in the forward and backward directions, resulting in a picture in which both the subject and the background are in focus.

Shutter priority shooting (S)
Shutter priority shooting allows you to set the shutter speed manually. The camera sets the aperture automatically. Set the shutter speed according to the subject and the type of effect you want.

Manual shooting (M)
Manual shooting allows you to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. To check the exposure, refer to the exposure differential. This mode gives you more creative control, allowing you to make the settings you need to get the type of picture you want, regardless of optimum exposure.

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How do I record a movie in QuickTime Movie mode?

After selecting Quicktime Movie mode from the mode dial, you can begin recording by pressing the shutter button. Press the shutter button again to stop recording the movie.

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Can the Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera record movies with sound?

Yes. The Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera can record movies in Quicktime Movie Mode, however it cannot record sound.

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

Quality Mode Resolution 32MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
TIFF 2816 x 2112 1 picture 29 pictures
SHQ 2816 x 2112 7 pictures 118 pictures
HQ 2816 x 2112 21 pictures 351 pictures
SQ1 1600 x 1200 66 pictures 1065 pictures
SQ2 640 x 480 398 pictures 6390 pictures

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What is a histogram?

The histogram is a graph of brightness and the number of pixels at each brightness level that enables the photographer to quickly and easily examine the accuracy and "spread" of the exposure in the image. You can view the histograms either during shooting or playback with the Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera.

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What kind of sequential shooting modes can I use to take pictures?

There are four modes: Sequential shooting, High-speed Sequential shooting, AF Sequential shooting and Auto Bracketing. Sequential shooting modes can be selected from the DRIVE mode menu:

  • Sequential shooting: A maximum of 11 frames can be shot sequentially at approximately 1.7 fps in HQ mode. Focus, Brightness (exposure) and White Balance are locked at the first frame.
  • High-speed Sequential shooting: A maximum of 4 frames can be shot sequentially at approximately 3.3 fps. Focus, Brightness (exposure) and White Balance are locked at the first frame.
  • AF Sequential shooting: Focus is individually locked for each frame. The AF Sequential shooting speed is slower than for normal sequential shooting.
  • Auto Bracketing: When Auto bracketing is set, exposure is changed automatically for each frame when you start shooting. The exposure differential can be selected in the menus. Focus and white balance are locked at the first frame.

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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.

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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.

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Is the Panorama feature available on the Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera?

You can use the Panorama feature on the Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera provided that you use an Olympus brand xD-Picture Card.

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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.

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How can I extend the life of my battery?

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.

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Do I need to take the battery out for charging?

Yes, the battery needs to be charged in the charger supplied with the camera. You cannot 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 1000 times.

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

Initially it takes approximately 3 - 4 hours. After the battery has been charged once, full charging time is 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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How do I purchase an extra battery for my Olympus C-60 Zoom 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 https://emporium.olympus.com/ or 1-800-201-7766.

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What are the maximum lengths of the movies that I can record on an xD-Picture Card?

Quality Mode Resolution 32MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
HQ 320 x 240 movie Over 80 seconds Over 22 minutes
SQ1 160 x 120 movie Over 5 minutes Over 83 minutes

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What is Noise Reduction and how does it apply?

Noise Reduction reduces the noise that generated during long exposures. When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. When noise reduction is turned on the camera automatically reduces noise to produce clearer images. Since shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual, noise reduction is only activated when the shutter speed is slower than 1 second.

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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.

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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.

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Where is the Reference Manual for the Olympus C-60 Zoom 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".

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What is Super Macro mode?

Super Macro mode lets you shoot from as close as 3.5 inches to your subject. Normal shooting is also possible, but the position of the zoom is fixed and cannot be changed.

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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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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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Which AC adapter can I use with the Olympus C-60 Zoom Digital Camera?

The D-7AC AC Adapter is designed for the Olympus C-60 Zoom 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 at https://emporium.olympus.com/ or 1-800 201-7766.

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In my image there is a small bright dot always in the same area of the image. What can I do?

Pixel Mapping is a feature of the camera to check and adjust the CCD and image processing functions. Locate Pixel Mapping in the camera's Menu and select OK to activate it. Once Pixel Mapping is completed the Menu displays. The bright dot should no longer appear in your downloaded images.

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