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Camera Menus

Shooting Menu 1

The Shooting Menu 1 is where you can format the SD card and create up to four user-defined presets. Access to picture modes, quality settings and aspect ratio are also available via live view screens.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Card setup  • All Erase
 • Format
 
Reset/Myset  • Reset
Basic
Full
 • Myset1
Set
Reset
 • Myset2
Set
Reset
 • Myset3
Set
Reset
 • Myset4
Set
Reset
Enables you to reset the camera back to factory defaults, or to set up four user-defined 'Myset' settings.
Picture Mode  • 1 i-Enhance
Contrast (-2 to +2)
Sharpness (-2 to +2)
Saturation (-2 to +2)
Gradation
Auto
Normal
High Key
Low Key
Effect (High, Standard, Low)
 • 2 Vivid
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat. / Grad.
 • 3 Natural
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat. / Grad.
 • 4 Muted
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat. / Grad.
 • 5 Portrait
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat. / Grad.
 • Monotone
Contrast
Sharpness
B+W Filter
Neutral
Yellow
Orange
Red
Green
Pict Tone
Neutral
Sepia
Blue
Purple
Green
Gradation
 • Custom
Mode /Cont / Sharp / Sat / Grad
 • ART1 Pop Art
 • ART2 Soft Focus
 • ART3 Grainy Film
 • ART4 Pin Hole
 • ART5 Diorama
 • ART6 Dramatic Tone
Select the color / tone response from five pre-programmed settings. Each can then be further tuned by setting contrast / sharpness / saturation (in 5 steps), and gradation.

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

Art Filters are also available from the Picture Mode menu and can therefore be applied in all exposure modes.
Image size / quality  • Still Picture
RAW
Size/quality 1 JPEG
Size/quality 2 JPEG
Size/quality 3 JPEG
Size/quality 4 JPEG
RAW + Size/quality 1 JPEG
RAW + Size/quality 2 JPEG
RAW + Size/quality 3 JPEG
RAW + Size/quality 4 JPEG
• Movie
AVCHD FullHD Fine
AVCHD FullHD Normal
AVCHD HD Fine
AVCHD HD Normal
M-JPEG HD
M-JPEG SD
Selects the types of file written, including control over the image size and quality of JPEGs.

In RAW+JPEG mode the E-PL3 writes one JPEG and one ORF (raw) file.

The 4 JPEG Size/quality settings available for selection are configured in the Custom G menu.
Image aspect  • 4:3
 • 16:9
 • 3:2
 • 6:6
 • 3:4
 

Shooting Menu 2

In the Shooting Menu 2, you can access controls related to bracketing, drive mode, wireless flash, exposure compensation and image stabilization.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Drive mode  • Single
 • Continuous High
 • Continuous Low
 • 12 sec self-timer
 • 2 sec self-timer
 • 2 sec self-timer with anti-shock
 • 12 sec self-timer with anti-shock
 • Continuous Low with anti-shock
 • Continuous High with anti-shock
 • Single with anti-shock
 
Image Stabilizer  • IS 1
 • IS 2
 • IS 3
 • IS OFF
Mode 1 applies stabilization in all directions. Mode 2 applies vertical stabilization only. Mode 3 applies horizontal stabilization only.
Bracketing  • AE BKT
2F / 0.3 EV
2F / 0.7 EV
2F / 1.0 EV
3F / 0.3 EV
3F / 0.7 EV
3F / 1.0 EV
5F / 0.3 EV
5F / 0.7 EV
5F / 1.0 EV
7F / 0.3 EV
7F / 0.7 EV
 • WB BKT
A-B
Off
3F / 2 Step
3F / 4 Step
3F / 6 Step
G-M
Off
3F / 2 Step
3F / 4 Step
3F / 6 Step
 • FL BKT
3F / 0.3 EV
3F / 0.7 EV
3F / 1.0 EV
 • ISO BKT
3F / 0.3 EV
3F / 0.7 EV
3F / 1.0 EV
 • ART BKT
Off
On
Pop Art
Soft Focus
Grainy Film
Pinhole
Diorama
Dramatic Tone
i-Enhance
Vivid
Natural
Muted
Portrait
Monotone
Custom
Bracketing now includes the option of bracketing across as many Art Filters and Picture Modes as you please with a single press of the shutter button.
Multiple Exposure  • Frame
Off
2 frames
 • Auto Gain
On/Off
 • Overlay
On/Off
 
Flash Exposure Compensation  • +/-3 stops in 1/3 stop steps  
Flash RC Mode  • Off
 • On
 
Digital Tele-converter  • Off
 • On
 

Playback menu

In addition to providing numerous parameters for slideshows, the Playback menu allows you to edit both Raw and JPEG output.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Slide show  • Start
 • BGM
Melancholy
Joy
Cool
Beat
Off
 • Effect
Fade
Falling Photos
Photo Line
 • Slide
All
Still Picture
Movie
 • Slide Interval
2-10 sec
 • Movie Interval
Full
Short
Choose one of the specially commissioned background music tracks.
Edit • Sel. Image
RAW Data Edit
Yes/No
JPEG Edit
Shadow Adjust
Redeye Fix
Crop
Aspect
Black & White
Sepia
Saturation
Resize
e-Portrait
Voice annotation
No
Start
Erase

• Image overlay
2 Images Merge
3 Images Merge
Process the displayed image. Selecting a Raw image creates a JPEG using the current camera settings (White Balance, image size/quality etc.).

If the image is a JPEG, one of eight 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
 
Reset Protect  • Yes
 • No
Removes 'protected' status from all images.
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