Olympus C-3030 Zoom

By Bryan Young


Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Record mode screen showing onscreen data overlay. Starting in the upper left corner the "A" means Aperture Priority mode. It can also be "P" for Program, "S" for Shutter Priority or "M" for Manual record modes.

The current aperture (F2.8) and shutter speed (1/30 sec). The upper right corner is the EV exposure compensation factor (0.0). Below that is the current drive mode (Single), ISO sensitivity (100), image quality (SHQ) and image size (2048x1536). The green "2" indicates the number of pictures remaining at the current size and quality setting. The black rectangle in the lower left shows the status of the 32MB DRAM buffer.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

This is the record screen when you press the MF (manual focus) button on the back. The slider scale can be set for feet or meters in the setup menu. When you switch back to autofocus the scale disappears.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

This is the recording screen when you are in the Movie mode - note the little icon of the movie camera in the upper left. The flash is disabled, the sound is enabled and the default setting is for HQ quality. The green 15" indicates that there is enough memory on the card to record 15 seconds of video.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Screen 1 of the options available during record mode. This menu is displayed by pressing the menu button next to the color LCD.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Drive options available are:

  • Single frame mode
  • Sequential mode, autofocus and exposure is set on first frame, up to 3.3 frames per second, TIFF mode not available
  • Sequential mode with autofocus and exposure set inbetween every frame
  • Selftimer/Remote Control mode
  • Bracketed auto exposure mode




Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

White balance options for Automatic, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent and Flourescent.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

ISO sensitivity is Automatic by default or user selectable for 100, 200 or 400.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Page Two of the recording options menu. Enable or disable the internal flash, default is both internal and external enabled. Enable or disable the digital zoom. Enable or disable the 4 second sound recording after each picture is taken. The last option is only available when using an Olympus brand SmartMedia card, this is the Panorama function.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

This is the Function submenu. Here you can enable any one of the special recording functions; Black&White, Sepia, Whiteboard or Blackboard.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Page three of the recording options menu lets you format the memory card, enter the Mode Setup (see below) submenu, set the image quality (TIFF, SHQ, HQ, SQ1 or SQ2) and the mode used when you set the dial to the "ASM" position.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Page one of the Mode Setup submenu. Reset All parameters to default. Image sharpness (see next frame), image size for TIFF mode, image size for SQ1 mode and image size for the SQ2 mode.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

This is the image sharpness options; Hard, Normal or Soft.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Page two of the Mode Setup submenu. Set the loudness of the beep tones. Enable or disable continuous autofocus. The Rec View option if enabled brings up the confirmation screen before saving the picture. The File Name option lets the camera sequentially number pictures no matter how many times the card is swapped or it can reset the numbering when a new card is inserted.



Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom

Page three of the Mode Setup submenu. Adjust the brightness of the LCD's backlight. Set the time and date. Set the distance indication displayed in manuak focus mode to feet or meters.


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