Pressing the MENU button while in one of the record modes displays the record menu (this is displayed over the live preview image but is shown on a black background here for clarity).
The menu is split over five pages, navigation is performed using the jog dial and confirmation using the OK button.
Each of the menu options is described in more detail below.
| Menu Option
||Action / Options||Description|
|Image Stabilisation||Off||Enable / Disable optical stabilisation|
|Digital Zoom||Off||Enable / Disable digital zoom|
|White Balance||Auto||camera automatically calculates best white balance|
|Sunny||best for daylight|
|Cloudy||for cloudy overcast and dull days (UK)|
|Incandescent||good for indoor incandescent lights or night shots|
|Fluorescent||for use with fluorescent lighting|
|ISO||Auto||Select ISO Sensitivity, Auto allows the camera to automatically change sensitivity for dark situations.|
|Flash Compensation||+/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps||Allows you to adjust the output of the cameras flash|
|Slow Sync Flash||Off|
|Slow 1||Front Curtain Slow Sync Flash|
|Slow 2||Rear Curtain Slow Sync Flash|
|Auto Bracket||+/-1.0, 0.6, 0.3||Take 3 or 5 shots in succession with 1.0, 0.6 or 0.3 compensation|
|Multi-metering||Off||Enables / Disables multi-metering (8-point average metering)|
|AF Mode||iESP||Focus based on average of whole screen (??)|
|Spot||Spot focus on subject in target brackets|
|Full-time AF||Off||Enable / Disable full time auto-focus|
|Voice record||Off||Enable / Disable automatic recording of a 5 second voice annotation after shot is taken|
|Card Function||Play||Special card function (with Olympus cards this starts a panorama shooting mode)|
|Function||Off||Selects any one of four post-process image filters|
|Black & White|
|Card Setup||Format||Formats SmartMedia card|
|Mode Setup||Setup||Enters Record Mode setup menu (detailed below)|
|S-Prg||Portrait||Selects current exposure program for S-Prg exposure mode|
|Image Size / Quality||TIFF||Select current image size / quality value|
Overall Kudos to Olympus for providing so much flexibility there's very little you can't control on this camera, new users will probably find the five pages of menu options a little daunting but will be thankful later when they realised the features it provides them.
As with the C-3030Z I was disappointed not to see more
than four white balance settings, there's no preset option (the ability
to measure white balance from a card or wall) and there's no fine tuning
Record Setup Menu
The record mode setup menu allows for setup of various other record mode settings (along with some global camera settings), again navigation is performed using the 4-way controller and OK button (don't forget to press it at the end or you'll lose all your settings!)
| Menu Option
||Action / Options||Description|
|All Reset||Off||No controls are reset at startup, all parameters remembered|
|On||All controls are reset to their default at startup|
|Custom||Control if individual settings are reset [example] at startup|
|Sharpening||Hard||Set the amount of in-camera sharpening applied to an image before it's written as TIFF or JPEG|
|TIFF -> Setup||1600 x 1200||Select the resolution TIFF images are saved as [example]|
|1280 x 960|
|1024 x 768|
|640 x 480|
|SQ -> Setup||1280 x 960 (Hi / Normal)
||Select the resolution SQ JPEG images are saved as [example]|
|1024 x 768 (Hi / Normal)|
|640 x 480 (Hi / Normal)|
|Beep||Off||Set the use of the beep confirmation|
|AF Illuminator||Off||Enable / disable the AF illumination lamp|
|Rec View||Off||Enable / disable the review of images after they're taken|
|Sleep||Off||Set the power-saving sleep option|
|Filename||Reset||Controls whether file numbering is continuous or reset when storage card is changed|
|LCD Brightness||Set (15 levels)||Displays last image taken with an overlaid brightness bar selector|
|Date / Time||Set|
|Distance readout||m||Controls the units used for distance readouts|
|Douaumont Ossuary by Eric 54-BNF|
from Armistice Day
|Silhouette at sunset by Jill Hancock|
from Portrait Lens (around 80mm or equivalent - please check the full rules)
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