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C-5060 Wide Zoom

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Where is the Reference Manual for the C-5060 Wide 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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When using an AC adapter, does the camera turn OFF or go into stand-by mode?

When the power is provided through AC adapter, the camera will NOT automatically turn OFF or go into stand-by mode. This is useful when using the camera in a studio environment.

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How do I connect an external flash and aftermarket bracket to my C-5060 Wide Zoom?

For off camera flash with the C-5060 Wide Zoom, you will need the appropriate flash cable with your flash and aftermarket bracket. Please use the following information as a reference:

  • FL-CB05 Shoe Mount TTL Flash Cable (item #200707) - this cable mounts to the Hot Shoe on the C-5060 Wide Zoom; and the opposite end attaches to the aftermarket flash bracket's flash shoe or to a standard tripod attachment thread (1/4x20).

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What are the features of each record mode?

The details for each record mode are as follows:

RAW: RAW data is unprocessed image data in its original state to which white balance, sharpness, contrast, color conversion and other processes have not been applied. CAMEDIA Master can be used to display RAW data and save it in other image formats. A RAW plug-in is also available for Adobe Photoshop which also provides the ability to process images in 32-bit color depth.

TIFF: This is the highest-quality mode. Images are saved as uncompressed data, which is the best for printing or image processing on a computer.

SHQ: This is a high quality mode using the JPEG format. Because the compression rate is very low, high quality images can be stored.

HQ: This is a high quality mode using JPEG format, with medium compression. Because the compression rate is higher than SHQ, file sizes are smaller. More images can be saved to a card. The file size can be changed in the 3:2 or Enlarge size mode as well as SHQ.

3:2 Mode: Ordinarily the image aspect ratio is set to 4:3. Due to change the ratio to 3:2, the picture size becomes 2592 x 1728 so that the image can be printed without losing the image borders at a photo lab. 3:2 can be set in the TIFF, SHQ, or HQ mode.

SQ1: SQ1 uses the highest compression for resolutions greater than 1600 x 1200. You can choose high compression to reduce noise or normal compression to save more images.

SQ2: SQ2 uses the highest compression for resolutions less than 1600 x 1200. You can choose high compression to reduce noise or normal compression to save more images.

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How does the iESP auto focus work?

iESP is the default auto focus setting for the C-5060 Wide Zoom camera. It uses a contrast detecting system, to analyze the entire image by comparing the subject against the background to achieve focus. When the shutter button is pressed half way on the C-5060 Wide Zoom, the AF target zone automatically moves the to an area of the image where it finds the optimal contrast.

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In the Super Macro mode, what is the minimum focusing distance to a subject?

Shooting can be performed at a minimum focusing distance of 3cm. An approximate 2.1 cm x 2.8 cm subject can be captured on the monitor.

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What exposure control options are available?

The following exposure options are available: P (Program auto), A (Aperture priority), S (Shutter priority), and M (Manual). There are five scene programs modes available in which the camera will choose the optimal settings for the picture:

- Landscape + Portrait: Suitable for taking photos of both you subject and background. The picture is taken with the background as well as the subject in the foreground in focus.
- Landscape: Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Both the foreground and the background are in focus. Since blues and greens are reproduced vividly in this mode, the landscape mode is excellent for shooting natural scenery.
- Portrait: Suitable for shooting a portrait-style image of a person. This mode features an in-focus subject against a blurred background.
- Sports: Suitable for capturing fast-moving action such as sports scene or moving vehicles without blurring.
- Night scene: Suitable for taking night scene photos with a slower shutter speed.

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How can I use White Balance when taking picture?

Color reproduction differs depending on the lighting conditions. For instance, when daylight, the setting sun or indoor lighting is reflected on white paper, the shade of white produced will be slightly different for each. By setting the WB (White Balance), you can achieve more natural-looking color. You can also preview different color tones by trying the different settings under the actual light source, and checking the result on the viewfinder and monitor. You can choose mode from Auto, Preset 1, Preset 2, Custom, and One-touch.

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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 C-5060 Wide Zoom.

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Does the Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom camera support Print Image Matching (PIM)?

Yes, the C-5060 Wide Zoom supports this easy-to-use high quality-printing feature. It allows the user to set parameters for printing, such as gamma level, color space, contrast, sharpness, brightness, saturation, shadow, highlight, and color balance, to ensure optimum print quality. To learn more about Print Image Matching (PIM), please check the following web site addresses:

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-5060 Zoom are located on the CD Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site (

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I read that the C-5060 Wide Zoom is Pictbridge enabled. What is Pictbridge?

PictBridge is a specification announced by six private companies: Canon, Fuji, HP, Olympus, Seiko Epson and Sony, in December 2002. Its aim is to allow for direct printing between various brands of digital still cameras.

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How do I connect an FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 external flash to my C-5060 Wide Zoom?

The FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 dedicated external flash can be attached directly to the hot shoe on the camera. To use the FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 flash off-camera, you will need a bracket and appropriate flash cable. Please use the following information as a reference:

  • FL-BK01 Flash Bracket (item #200666) - used to mount an external flash to the C-5060 Wide Zoom.
  • FL-CB02 Hot Shoe to TTL Cable (item #200663)- this cable is required for the dedicated FL-20, FL-36, FL-40, or FL-50 flash.

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Is sound recording and playback available on the C-5060 Zoom?

Yes, the camera has a built-in microphone and a built-in speaker.

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How many pictures can be taken with a 32 MB xD-Picture Card and what are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Record Resolution Compression Rate Storable numbers of pictures in a 32MB xD-Picture card File size (approx.)
With sound Without sound
RAW 2592 x 1944 Uncompressed 4 4 7.7
TIFF 2592 x 1944 - 2 15.2
2592 x 1728 (3:2) - 2 13.5
2288 x 1712 - 2 11.8
2048 x 1536 - 3 9.4
1600 x 1200 - 5 5.8
1280 x 960 - 8 3.8
1024 x 768 - 13 2.4
640 x 480 - 33 1
SHQ 2592 x 1944 Low 8 8 3.8
2592 x 1728 (3:2) 9 9 3.4
Enlarge Size 3264 x 2448 7 7 4.6
HQ 2592 x 1944 High 24 25 1.8
2592 x 1728 (3:2) 27 28 1.2
Enlarge Size 3264 x 2448 15 16 2.1
SQ1 2288 x 1712 High 12 12 2.6
Normal 31 32 1.0
2048 x 1536 High 14 14 2.3
Normal 39 40 0.8
1600 x 1200 High 22 22 1.4
Normal 60 64 0.5
SQ2 1280 x 960 High 33 34 0.9
Normal 90 99 0.3
1024 x 768 High 51 53 0.6
Normal 132 153 0.2
640 x 480 High 117 132 0.2
Normal 248 331 0.1

QuickTime Movie Record Mode Resolution Recording Time (sec.)
With Sound Without Sound
SHQ 640 x 480 (15 fps) 34 35
HQ 320 x 240 (15 fps) 93 96
SQ 160 x 120 (15 fps) 374 424

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What is the AF Illuminator and how is it used?

The AF illuminator allows the auto focus system to focus on dark subjects. When the shutter button is pressed half way, the AF illuminator will light up the subject. The default setting is “ON.”

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Is the Panorama feature available on the C-5060 Wide Zoom camera?

You can use the Panorama feature on the C-5060 Wide Zoom provided that you use an Olympus brand xD-Picture Card.

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What is “MyMode”?

MyMode allows you to save up to 8 customizable camera settings. To use the “My Mode” settings, turn the mode dial to the MyMode icon and then select the MyMode from the Camera menu, and then select the customized settings that you want to use.

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What is Noise Reduction and how does it apply?

This function 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 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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How do you use Exif Print or PIM Print feature to achieve better print quality?

The printing information that is included as part of the Exif 2.2 header in the JPEG file, is read and used by a Print Image Matching enabled printer. If you have a compatible printer that has a built in media slot, you can insert the digital camera’s memory card into a card reader and then into a printer’s media slot. If you do not have a printer that accepts a card directly, you can use a plug-in for a graphics program such as Adobe PhotoShop 7.0 to utilize this information. The CAMEDIA Master software versions 4.03 and greater support Exif Print and PIM.

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How do I reset my camera settings to the factory default settings?

You can reset the camera to the factory default settings by pressing and holding down the two buttons on the top of the camera next to the shutter button. You will hear a short beep and then a long beep once the camera has been reset.

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