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Camera Menus

As has already been said, the menus on the Olympus are long - an unfortunate consequence of the extensive customization the E520 offers. However, the behavior of the menus is a little odd in places - some levels of menu automatically scroll on to the options of the next 'tab,' while others loop within their tab. And some option screens are escaped by pressing the left arrow, others by pressing the 'menu' button. It's not a big deal but does make using the menus more awkward than necessary.

The E-520'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
Reset
 • Reset2
Set
Reset
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.
 • 4 Portrait
Cont./Sharp./Sat.
 • Monotone
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 (a range of -2 to +2).
Gradation  • Auto
 • High Key
 • Normal
 • Low Key
Set the type of gradation, High Key extends bright gradations, Low Key extends dark gradations.
Image size/quality  • RAW
 • Large Fine (LF)
 • Large Normal (LN)
 • Middle Normal (MN)
 • Small Normal (SN)
 • RAW + LF
 • RAW + LN
 • RAW + MN
 • RAW + SN

In RAW+JPEG mode the E-520 writes one JPG and one ORF (RAW) file.

Image size and quality settings are customizable in setup menu 1 - F

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
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
- Fine Tune Red/Green
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ISO  • Auto
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
Here shown with the maximum range of sensitivities.
Noise reduction  • Auto
 • Off
 • On
Enable or disable long exposure noise reduction.
Noise Filter  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
 

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 mode  • Off
 • On
 
Flash compensation  • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
 • 1/3 EV steps
 
AF mode  • S-AF
 • C-AF
 • MF
 • S-AF & MF
 • C-AF & MF
 
AF area  • Automatic selection
 • Left point [•  ]
 • Center point[ • ]
 • Right 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
 
WB Bracket  • A-B
OFF
3Frames 2 Step
3Frames 4 Step
3Frames 6 Step
 • G-M
OFF
3Frames 2 Step
3Frames 4 Step
3Frames 6 Step
Creates multiple images with different white balance settings, from a single exposure. Applying bracketing in both the Amber-Blue (Kelvin) axis and the Green-Magenta (Tint) axis creates 9 images, with every permutation of A-B and G-M setting.
Fl Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 

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 x7 thumbnail index
 • 10 x 10 thumbnail index
 
Rotate enable  • Off
 • On
When enabled images are automatically rotated
Edit  • JPEG/TIFF files
Shadow Adjust
Redeye Fix
Crop
Black & White
Sepia
Saturation
Resize
1280 x 960
640 x 480
320 x 240
No
 • RAW files
Creates a JPEG 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 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
Reset Protect  • Yes
 • No
 
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