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Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

Record Modes & Menus

Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

Record mode screen display (on the color LCD or the eyelevel color viewfinder). Across the top (left to right) is the recording mode "P"rogram AE, the aperture (F2.8), shutter speed (1/10) and the exposure compensation value (0.0). The center square shows where the focusing will take precedence. On the bottom, the black bar is the internal RAM buffer, it fills and empties as you take pictures. The "24" indicates space remaining on the SmartMedia card in current resolution is sufficient for approximately 24 more pictures.

Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

This is an animated view of all the possible record mode screen displays.

  • "P" is Program AE (camera picks both aperture and shutter)
  • "A" is Aperture priority (camera picks shutter speed)
  • "S" is Shutter speed priority (camera picks aperture)
  • "M" is full Manual (you select both aperture and shutter)
  • S-Prg - the face icon indicates Portrait mode selected (special pre-programmed modes for Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene
  • Movie - the movie camera icon indicates QuickTime Movie mode

Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

Animated view of all of the Record mode menu screens.

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    - Image stabilization system On or Off

    DIGITAL ZOOM - On or Off

    WB - White balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flourescent

    ISO - Sensitivity: Auto, 100, 200, 400

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    - Flash output power +/- 2 in 0.3 increments

    - Flash slow-sync: Off, Slow1 (leading), Slow2 (trailing)

    BKT - Autoexposure bracketing: +/-0.3, +/-0.6, +/-1.0 and 3 or 5 frames


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    AF MODE - Autofocus mode: iESP or Spot

    FULL-TIME AF - Fulltime autofocus: On or Off

    - Record sound clip after picture, On or Off

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    Panorama mode (only with Olympus SmartMedia cards)

    FUNCTION - Off, B&W, Sepia, White Board, Black Board

    CARD SETUP - Format the SmartMedia card

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    MODE SETUP - (3 pages of submenus):

      ALL RESET - Reset all settings to default

      - Sharpness: Hard, Normal, Soft

      TIFF - Resolution for TIFF mode: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x786, 640x480

      SQ - Resolution for SQ mode: 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 - High or Normal

      - Beep sound: Off, Low, High

      AF ILLUMINATOR - Autofocus assist lamp: On, Off

      REC VIEW - Preview after capture: On, Off

      SLEEP - Auto-Off timer: Off, 30s, 1m, 2m, 5m

      FILE NAME - Auto (sequentially numbers files) or Reset

      - Adjust LCD backlight intensity

      - Set the time and date

      m/ft - Manual focus indicator in feet or meters

    S-Prg - Special Program: Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Scene

    - Image Quality: TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ

Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

The C-2100 has the same type of full manual focus as the C-3030 Zoom. You get an onscreen display of the camera to subject distance and this can be in either feet or meters.

Olympus C-2100 UltraZoom

When you alter the focus in manual mode it displays a magnified view onscreen which makes it a lot simpler to actually "see" the proper focus point.

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