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Camera Menus

The E-500's menus are split into five tabbed groups; Record menu (2), Play menu and Setup menu (2). Use the 4-way controller to move down the tabs, press right to enter the menu and change settings. Each menu is described below.

Record menu 1

Option Values / Actions Notes
Card setup  • All Erase
 • Format
 
Custom Reset Setting  • Reset
 • Reset1
Set
Clear
 • Reset2
Set
Clear
Enables you to reset the camera back to factory defaults or to any one of two pre-defined 'Reset' settings.
Picture Mode  • 1 Vivid
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 2 Natural
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 3 Muted
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • Monotone
Cont. / Sharp. / Filter / Tone
 • Sepia
Cont. / Sharp. / Filter / Tone
Select the color / tone response from five pre-programmed settings. Each can then be further tuned by setting contrast / sharpness / saturation.
Gradation  • High Key
 • Normal
 • Low Key
Set the type of gradation, H extends bright gradations, L extends dark gradations.
Image size / quality  • RAW + SHQ
 • RAW + HQ
 • RAW + SQ
 • RAW
 • TIFF
 • SHQ
 • HQ
 • SQ
In RAW+JPEG mode the E-500 writes one JPG and one ORF (RAW) file.
Exposure compensation  • -5.0 EV to +5.0 EV
 • 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps


Noise reduction  • Off
 • On
Enable or disable long exposure noise reduction.
White Balance  • Auto
 • 5300 K (Daylight)
 • 6000 K (Cloudy)
 • 7500 K (Shade)
 • 3000 K (Incandescent)
 • 4000 K (Fluorescent 1)
 • 4500 K (Fluorescent 2)
 • 6600 K (Fluorescent 3)
 • Custom
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
- Fine Tune Red / Green
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ISO  • Auto (ISO 100 - 400)
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 125
 • ISO 160
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500 *
 • ISO 640 *
 • ISO 800 *
 • ISO 1000 *
 • ISO 1250 *
 • ISO 1600 *

 * With "ISO boost " set to ON
Here shown with the maximum range of sensitivities (1/3 EV steps), you can also select 1 EV steps.
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

Record menu 2

Option Values / Actions Notes
Flash mode  • Auto
 • Red-eye reduction
 • Flash on (Fill flash)
 • Flash off
 • Red-eye reduction & Slow-sync
 • Slow-sync
 • Slow-sync (Rear curtain)
 • Full *
 • 1/4 *
 • 1/16 *
 • 1/64 *

* With 'Manual Flash' enabled
 
Flash compensation  • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
 • 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
 
Drive  • Single shot
 • Continuous (2.5 fps)
 • 12 sec Self-timer
 • 2 sec Self-timer
 • IR remote
 • IR remote with 2 sec Self-timer
 
Focus mode  • S-AF
 • C-AF
 • MF
 • S-AF & MF
 • C-AF & MF
 
AF area  • Automatic selection
 • Left point [•  ]
 • Center point[ • ]
 • Right point [  •]
 
WB Bracket  • Red-Blue
Off
3 frames, 2 step
3 frames, 4 step
3 frames, 6 step
 • Green-Magenta
Off
3 frames, 2 step
3 frames, 4 step
3 frames, 6 step
 
AE Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 
Flash Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 
MF Bracket  • Off
 • 5 frames, 1 step
 • 5 frames, 2 step
 • 7 frames, 1 step
 • 7 frames, 2 step
 
Anti-Shock  • Off
 • On; 1 - 30 sec
Known as 'Mirror Lock-up' on other brands.

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
 
Rotate enable  • Off
 • On
When enabled images are automatically rotated
Edit  • JPEG / TIFF files
Black & White
Sepia
Redeye Fix
Saturation
Resize
1280 x 960
640 x 480
320 x 240
Cancel
 • RAW files
Creates a HQ copy of image
      using the current camera settings
Produce copies of the displayed image. If the image is a RAW then selecting this option will develop the RAW to a new HQ JPEG using the current camera settings (White Balance etc.).






DPOF  • Mark image
 • Mark ALL images
 
Copy All  • Yes
 • No
Copies all images from one card to another
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