Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Record Screens & Menus

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Program AE mode with the histogram feature enabled. The aperture is F2.8, shutter speed is 1/8 of a second and the "0.0" indicates that there is no exposure compensation. The "[    ]" in the center shows the autofocus area. Image quality is set at SHQ and the memory card has sufficient space for another 89 pictures.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

When you half-press the shutter and focus is locked, the AF brackets move to the Active AF point. A green icon is also displayed to indicate focus was achieved.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Aperture priority mode you select the desired aperture and the camera automatically adjusts for the correct shutter speed. A small aperture (larger f/number) increases the depth of field (range of focus), where a large aperture (smaller f/number) decreases depth of field.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Shutter-speed priority mode you select the shutter speed and the camera selects the correct aperture. Select a fast shutter speed to freeze fast-moving subjects or use a slower shutter speed to capture flowing water or low-light subjects.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Manual mode you select both shutter speed and aperture values, the exposure value is displayed constantly (the "+0.3" in the upper right) so you can adjust the values to achieve the proper exposure.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Movie mode - The total amount of recording time available is shown by the green "04:13" in the lower right hand corner. On the left is the resolution SHQ (640x480 @ 30fps) and the microphone icon indicates that we are also recording sound. The length of movie recording is limited only by the amount of space available on the xD card. The optical zoom is not useable during recording.

You can select from 640 x 480 (VGA) or 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolution and either the standard 15 frames per second framerate or the very high quality 30 frames per second framerate. The SHQ mode is awesome but it consumes your memory space at the rate of about 2MB per second and is limited to 20 seconds per clip. The HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 quality movies can be recorded until the card is full.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Shown above are the quality options for movie mode.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

When using the Flash mode shortcut button located on the back, its function is displayed for a few seconds on the color LCD. Pressing the Flash button cycles through: Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow sync, and Forced Off flash modes.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Pressing the MENU button while in any still recording mode brings up this menu screen. Using the Up, Down or Left buttons accesses the Shortcut menus for Macro, LCD monitor control (On/Off), and Resolution. You can use these menus to quickly change settings, and you can also set the desired value for these shortcuts with the Shortcut option under the Setup menu. Pressing the Right button takes you to the full Mode Menu (see illustrations below).

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

The Mode Menu consists of four menu sections (CAMERA, PICture, CARD, SETUP)

Camera menu:

    - Selects Off, Marco, or Super Macro

    DRIVE - Single frame, Sequential, High-speed sequential, or AE Bracketing

    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400

    Scene - Changes the creative scene mode when the Mode dial is rotated to the Scene position

    Flash Intensity - Adjust the flash output -2.0 to +2.0

    Slow Sync - Slow shutter speed flash sync for front or rear curtain or red-eye reduction

    Noise Reduction - Enables/disable noise reduction on long shutter speeds

    Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option

    Fulltime AF - Enable or disable continuous auto focus

    Panorama - In-camera panorama mode, only available when using Olympus brand xD-Picture cards.

    Function - Off, B&W, Sepia, White Board or Black Board color effects

    AF Area - Change position of the AF target mark using 4-way selector

    Info - Changes amount of shooting information displayed on LCD monitor

    - Enable or disable the live histogram displayed on LCD

    - Enable or disable sound recording with still images

    Frame Assist - Displays a helpful framing aid

    Timelapse - Set the number of shots and interval between shots.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

PICture menu:

    - Image size and quality; RAW, TIFF, SHQ, SHQ (3:2), HQ, SQ1, SQ2

    WB - White balance options; Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (1, 2, 3), or Manual Set

    WB Adjust - Fine tune the white balance manually

    Sharpness - Adjust image sharpness; ± 5 points

    Contrast - Adjust image contrast; ± 5 points

    Saturation - Adjust the level of the color depth; ± 5 points

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

The CARD menu is used to format the xD-Picture Card.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

SETUP menu:
    All Reset - On resets all camera settings to default when camera is turned off. Off will retain all settings.

    - Select the language for on-screen display

    PW On Setup - Sets the picture/sound displayed at startup

    PW Off Setup - Sets the picture/sound displayed at power down

    Rec View - On/Off, if On shows last image captured for about 3 secs.

    - Adjusts the Beep sound level (Off, Low, High)

    Beep - Choose theme and sound level of button operations

    Shutter Sound - Choose theme and sound level

    My Mode Setup - Set the parameters used in My Mode

    File Name - Continuous file numbering or reset

    Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD imager for errors

    - Adjust brightness of LCD monitor

    - Set the time and date

    m/ft - Set the distance scale at meters or feet

    Video Output - Select NTSC or PAL video format

    AF Illuminator - Turns the AF-assit lamp On or Off

    Short Cut - Change the assignment of the shortcut menus

    Custom Button - Assign frequently used functions (AE Lock, AF Lock, Macro, Drive, ISO, Scene, My Mode, Slow sync flash, Noise reduction, Digital Zoom, Fulltime AF, Function, Info, Histogram, Record sound, Frame Assist, Resolution, or White Balance)

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