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Camera Menus

The E30 uses a menu structure that will be instantly familiar to anyone that has used an Olympus DSLR of the last few generations. There are around 95 different options (some of them with sub-options and parameters), to play with but the vast majority of them are set-and-forget choices that define how the camera behaves. You only rarely have to dip into the menus as all the key shooting settings live in the camera's Super Control Panel screen.

Record menu 1

Option Values / Actions Notes
Card setup  • All Erase
 • Format
 
Custom Reset Setting  • Reset
 • Reset1
Set
Reset
 • Reset2
Set
Reset
Enables you to reset the camera back to factory defaults or to one of two pre-defined 'Reset' settings.
Picture Mode  • 1 Vivid
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 2 Natural
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 3 Muted
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
• 4 Portrait
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • Monotone
Cont. / Sharp. / Filter / Tone
• Custom
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.

Select the color / tone response from five pre-programmed settings. Each can then be further tuned by setting contrast / sharpness / saturation (in 5 steps, Lo - Hi).

Monotone mode also has options to simulate the effect of four colored filters and the ability to add four tints to the final image.

Gradation  • Auto
 • High Key
 • Normal
 • Low Key
Set the type of gradation, H extends bright gradations, L extends dark gradations. Auto splits the image into regions and selects settings for each.
Image size / quality  • RAW + Size/quality 1 JPEG
 • RAW + Size/quality 2 JPEG
 • RAW + Size/quality 3 JPEG
 • RAW + Size/quality 4 JPEG
 • RAW
 • Size/quality 1 JPEG
 • Size/quality 2 JPEG
 • Size/quality 3 JPEG
 • Size/quality 4 JPEG
Selects the types of file written, including control over the image size and quality of JPEGs.
In RAW+JPEG mode the E-30 writes one JPG and one ORF (RAW) file.
White Balance  • Auto
 • 5300 K (Daylight)
 • 7500 K (Shade)
 • 6000 K (Cloudy)
 • 3000 K (Incandescent)
 • 4000 K (Fluorescent 1)
 • 4500 K (Fluorescent 2)
 • 6600 K (Fluorescent 3)
 • 5500 K (Flash)
 • Custom (Create up to 4 presets)
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)

- Fine tune Amber / Green (15 steps)
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ISO  • Auto
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
 • ISO 3200
 
Noise reduction  • Off
 • On
 • Auto
Enable or disable long exposure noise reduction.
Noise Filter  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Changes the noise processing level. High is recommended for high ISO images.

Record menu 2

Option Values / Actions Notes
Metering mode  • ESP
ESP+AF
ESP
 • Center Weighted Average
 • Spot
 • Highlight based spot
 • Shadow based spot


- Link ESP metering to AF point
- Do not link ESP metering to AF point

Flash RC  • Off
 • On
Activates remote control flash mode
Flash compensation  • -3.0 to +3.0 EV In 1/3 EV steps
AF mode  • S-AF
 • C-AF
 • MF
 • S-AF & MF
 • C-AF & MF
 
AF area  • Automatic selection
 • Single area
 • Dynamic single area
Auto uses all 11 focus points to focus on the closest object, dynamic considers the af points adjacent to the selected point.
Anti-Shock  • Off
 • On: 1 - 30 sec
Known as 'Mirror Lock-up' on other brands.
AE Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 • 5 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 5 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 5 frames, 1.0 EV
 
WB Bracket  • Off
 • Amber - Blue
3 frames, 2 steps
3 frames, 4 steps
3 frames, 6 steps
 • Green - Magenta
3 frames, 2 steps
3 frames, 4 steps
3 frames, 6 steps
Gives the option to bracket white balance in both axes. Selecting both results in 9 images with all permutations of WB.
FL Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 
ISO Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 
Multiple Exposure  • Frame
Off
2 frames
3 frames
4 frames
 • Auto Gain
On/Off
 • Overlay
On/Off
 

Play menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Slideshow  • Single image
 • 2 x 2 thumbnail index
 • 3 x 3 thumbnail index
 • 4 x 4 thumbnail index
 • 5 x 5 thumbnail index
 • 7 x 7 thumbnail index
 • 10 x 10 thumbnail index
 
Rotate enable  • Off
 • On
When enabled, camera rotates images when viewed in playback mode.
Edit

• RAW/JPEG
RAW Data Edit
On/Off
JPEG Edit
Shadow Adjust
Redeye Fix
Crop
Black & White
Sepia
• Image overlay
2 Images Merge
3 Images Merge
4 Images Merge

Produce copies of the displayed image. Selecting a RAW image develops a new JPEG using the current camera settings (White Balance, image size/quality etc.).
If the image is a JPEG, one of five post-processing effects can be applied.

Image overlay allows multiple images to be combined. The images are selected then merged, with variable intensity.

DPOF Print Order  • Mark image
 • Mark ALL images
 
Copy All  • Yes
 • No
Copies all images from one card to another if two are inserted
Reset Protect  • Yes
 • No
Removes 'protected' status from all images.
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