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Olympus Stylus Digital 830

Record Modes & Screens

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

Rotating the Mode dial to the GUIDE position will bring up the built-in Shooting Guide on the LCD screen. There are 14 selections to choose from, each that include multiple shooting options.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

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 (8-megapixels, 3264x2448) and there's enough space on our xD card for 93 pictures.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

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. Also listed above are the aperture and shutter speed for the shot.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

The "shaky hand symbol" 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 has its own special dial setting, allowing it to be turned on or off very easily. 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 Stylus Digital 830

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 20 different exposure modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot&Select 1, Shoot&Select 2, Beach&Snow, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2 and Underwater Macro.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

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

FUNC. Menu Options

    Exposure mode - Choose Program AE or Full Auto
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    ISO - Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, High Auto
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, High Speed Continuous
    Metering - ESP or Spot

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

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 factory defaults, turn camera noises on and off, as well as enter the Camera or Setup menus.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

Camera Menu Options

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
    Drive Mode - Single, High-Speed Continuous
    Fine Zoom - Enable or disable fine zoom option
    Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option
    Metering - ESP or Spot
    AF Mode - iESP or Spot focus modes
    Voice Memo - Off or On

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

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
    Menu Theme - Choose menu background: Normal, Blue, Black, Pink
    Beep - Choose Low, High or Off
    Camera sounds - Low, High or Off
    Shutter Sound - Choose Shutter theme
    Volume - Volume of movie and voice memo 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 back light
    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
    Power Save - On, Off

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

The help button, located on the bottom right of the back of the camera, is very convenient for learning about the different functions of the camera. You can hold that down while in a shooting mode menu, and it will tell you about that option.

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

Pressing the 4-way selector to the "right" enables the flash selection. Here you can choose from auto, red eye, forced flash and no flash.

Pressing the 4-way selector to the "up" enables the exposure selection. The screen will display 4 selections at a time, stepping up or down in 1/3 increments, allowing you to choose the setting you like best.

Pressing the 4-way selector to the "down" enables the self timer. !0 seconds is the default setting here. Press the 4-way selector "left" to enable the Macro focus mode and take close up shots at a range of from 11.8" (0.3m) to infinity at Wide angle, 19.7" (0.5m) to infinity at Telephoto or enable Super Macro mode and get as close as 3.9 inches (10cm.)

Olympus Stylus Digital 830

Movie mode lets you capture SHQ (640x480, 30fps), HQ (320x240, 30fps) or SQ (160x120, 15fps) resolution motion video with sound. In SHQ mode, the video length is limited to 10 seconds, where as the length of a movie in HQ or SQ is limited only by the available memory. Because the Stylus 830 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.

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The two other buttons on the outside of the camera in REC mode control the "Steady shot" and "Shadow Adjust" Functions. Steady shot allows for crisp, clear images by eliminating camera shake, and the shadow adjust helps brighten the subjects when the photograph is backlit.

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