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Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Rotating the Mode dial to the GUIDE position will bring up the built-in Shooting Guide on the LCD screen. There are 13 selections to choose from. The Shooting Guide not only provides detailed descriptions for various shooting environments, but also automatically sets the camera up for that specific situation by pressing "Right" on the 4-way controller.


Olympus SP-500UZ

The Auto record mode is a fully automatic mode that allows the camera to choose all settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, white balance, etc.), and lets novice users simply "point-n-shoot."



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Here you can see the Program exposure mode, in the center are the auto focus target marks, and across the bottom is image quality, SHQ = Super High Quality (7-megapixels) and there's enough space on our xD card for 112 pictures. The "shaky hand symbol" (not shown) indicates that Digital Image Stabilization is On. It uses Olympus' Bright Capture technology, which boosts the ISO sensitivity. This keeps shutter speeds higher in order to reduce the blurring effects of camera shake or subject movement during the exposure.

This feature can be enabled or disabled in Program, My mode, SCENE, and movie modes only. It can not be used with Aperture/Shutter priority or full Manual. While image size is not reduced when using this feature, you can not make changes to ISO or Drive settings while it is enabled.



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

When you half-press the shutter release it starts the autofocus process and if it locks you'll get the "focus OK" green icon (top left). If focus fail you will get a red "can't focus" icon (not shown.) The "red lightning bolt" icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire.



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

In Aperture priority mode you select the desired aperture and the camera automatically sets 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 SP-510 UltraZoom

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 SP-510 UltraZoom

In Manual mode you select both shutter speed and aperture value, the exposure value is displayed constantly (the "+1.3" in the upper right) so you can adjust the values to achieve the proper exposure. The "criss-cross" frame-assist grids have been enabled.



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Press the DISPlay button and you can see the live Histogram display. The ISO currently being used is also shown here.



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

You can access a variety of Scene modes by rotating the Mode dial to the SCN position. As you go through the Scene selections an image depicting the mode is shown and then a brief text explanation of the mode is presented (shown above.) You can choose from 21 different exposure modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow.





Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Pressing the OK/FUNC. button will bring up the menu of options shown above.

FUNC. Menu Options

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, 3, and Manual set

    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2500, 4000 (2500 and 4000 SQ1 size)

    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, High-Speed Continuous, AF Continuous, Bracketing

    Metering - ESP, Spot, Evaluative





Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Press the MENU button to bring up the Record mode Menu. You can use the shortcut menus to quickly change image resolution, reset all settings to factor defaults, change the scene mode as well as enter the Camera or Setup menus.

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom



Camera Menu Options

    CAMERA

      White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, 3, and Manual

      ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2500, 4000 (2500 and 4000 SQ1 size)

      Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, High-Speed Continuous, AF Continuous, Bracketing

      Metering - ESP, Spot, Evaluative

      Fine Zoom - On or Off

      Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option

      AF Mode - iESP, Spot, Area focus modes

      Focus Mode - Auto or Manual focus

      Fulltime AF - Off or On

      AF Predict - Off or On

      Voice Memo - Off or On

      DIS Mode - (Digital Image Stabilization) Off or On

      Flash Output - ±2EV in 1/3 EV steps

      Flash Syncro - 1 or 2

      Flash unit - Internal or Slave

      Sound - Off or On

      Panorama - Enable Panorama mode (only if using Olympus xD card)

      WB Compensation - Adjust the white balance preset being used.

      Sharpness - ±5 degrees

      Contrast - ±5 degrees

      Saturation - ±5 degrees

      Noise Reduction - Off or On

      Timelapse capture - Off or On



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

SETUP Menu Options

    Format - Format the xD memory card

    Backup - Save a copy of images on to your PC

    Menu Language - English, French, Espanol, Portuguese

    PW ON Setup - Select power up screen animation and sound level

    PW OFF Setup - Select power down screen animation and sound level

    Screen Setup - Register a still image for PW ON or PW OFF Setup.

    Beep - Choose sound(1 or 2) and volume (Low, High or Off)

    Camera sounds - Choose sound(1 or 2) and volume (Low, High or Off)

    Shutter Sound - Choose Shutter theme

    Volume - Set volume of audio playback

    Rec View - View image immediately after capture on LCD

    File Name - Select between Reset and Auto

    Pixel Mapping - Map out bad pixels

    Monitor Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight

    Set Clock - Set time and or date

    Dual Time Setup - On/Off

    Alarm Clock - Daily or One-Time

    Video Out - Video out signal - NTSC or PAL format

    Frame Assist - Toggles frames assist display settings

    Histogram - On/Off

    My Mode Setup - Set preferences of My mode (exposure mode, Exposure Comp, Flash mode, etc.)

    m/ft - Select unit of measurement (Meters or Feet)

    AF Illuminator - Enable or Disable the AF-assist lamp

    Custom Button - Choose the function of the custom button (DIS mode, AF lock, AE, lock, Image quality, etc.)





Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Press the 4-way selector "left" to enable the Macro focus mode and take closeup shots at a range of from 2.8 infinity (7cm infinity) at wide angle, 47.2 infinity (1.2m infinity) at telephoto, or enable Super Macro mode and get as close as 1.18 inches (3cm)



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

The Panorama mode has an onscreen guide to help you make the best possible panorama pictures by getting the necessary overlap between successive images. Up to 10 frames can be captured and then stitched together with the Camedia Master software. You must use an Olympus brand xD-Picture Card to use the Panorama mode.



Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

Movie mode lets you capture SHQ (640x480, 30fps), HQ (640x480, 15fps), SQ1 (320x240, 30fps) or SQ2 (320x240, 15fps) resolution motion video with sound. The length of a movie is limited only by the available memory. Because the SP-510 features a built-in microphone, the optical zoom may not be used during recording. However, you can preset the desired focal length before starting to record a movie.


Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom





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