Olympus C-2100UZ Review
Top of camera controls
On top of the camera is the main mode dial (for selecting exposure mode), power switch, zoom control and shutter release and three mode selection buttons. All controls are summarised below.
Camera is powered off, may continue to write images still in camera buffer to SmartMedia card (check activity light near compartment door)
Camera power on, normal operation
|RESET||Camera Settings Reset
Allows a quick reset of all camera settings to defaults (programmable). After turning the dial to this position it will spring back to On.
Exposure Mode (Mode Dial)
Enters playback mode, displays last image shot and enables all play functions.
Program Auto Exposure
Aperture Priority Auto Exposure
(selected aperture F2.8 with +0.7 EV exposure compensation)
Shutter Priority Auto Exposure
(selected shutter speed 1/3s with +0.7 EV exposure compensation)
Full Manual Exposure
For recording movie clips, press the shutter release to start / stop recording. There are two quality modes available HQ and SQ, both shoot 320 x 240 Motion JPEG (.MOV) with Audio. You can record a maximum of 42 seconds in a single clip.
(Descriptions: C-2100UZ manual)
Zoom Control Function
|In Record Mode||In Play Mode|
Zooms focal length towards full wide (38 mm). There are two zoom speeds depending on how much you move the lever, either 4.5 or 2.8 secs from one extent to the other
|Zoom into displayed
Magnifies currently displayed image in steps: 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0 x. Use the 4-way controller (rear) to move around the magnified image.
|Reset image zoom /
Returns image to normal view if magnified, otherwise enters thumbnail view mode (3 x 3 thumbnails).
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