Olympus C-4000 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
Record mode screen showing onscreen data overlay. Starting in the upper left corner the "P"
for Program. It can also be "A" for Aperture Priority mode, "S" for Shutter Priority or "M"
for Manual record modes. The current aperture (F2.8) and shutter speed (1/60 sec). The upper
right corner is the EV exposure compensation factor (0.0). The green "32" indicates the
number of pictures remaining at the current quality(SHQ) and size(2278 x 1712) setting. The
Zoom position indicator is on the left and the white focus position indicating brackets are in
the center. A green dot appears to the left when focus is confirmed along with a red
'lightening bolt' to indicate the flash will fire.
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, focus is in the center, ISO is set to 100 and
the default setting is for HQ quality- 320 x 240. The green 258" indicates that there is
enough memory on the card to record 258 seconds of video. There is no microphone so the movies
are silent. Like most digicams without a microphone, the optical zoom can be used during movie
The Super Macro record screen is denoted with the "S"+ Flower icon in the left which
allows a focus range of 0.8" to 8.0". Also displayed here is the canceled flash icon as the
flash is too close to properly cover the frame so it is locked off. Above the ISO 100
indication is the drive mode single frame icon and above it is the exposure compensation
setting at "-1.3" EV or stops.
Only when using an Olympus brand Smart Media Card, the Panorama mode screen above allows you
to set up your sequence of shots to create a seamless wide view. In combination with
their software, packaged with the camera, you can stitch together up to 10 images.
The Virtual Mode Dial is accessed by the Menu button while in "A/S/M/MY" mode. Once Selected
as above, your choices are "A"perture Priority, "S"hutter priority, "M"anual or one of four
programmable "MY" modes. The 4 programmable modes are very handy to set up as Super Macro,
custom White Balance, continious drive, Aperture priority and etc.
Main Record Screen showing options available during "P"rogram record mode. This menu is displayed by pressing the menu button next to the color LCD. Use the 4-way Navigation button to make your selections.
"DRIVE"(down), "Quality"(left) or "Self Timer"(up) are short cuts to items that could be set in the "MODE MENU" choice. Olympus gives you an option to change those icons to take you directly to any function so you don't have to go through the laborious MODE MENU sequence. This feature is accessed via the SHORTCUT option. The MODE MENU choice can't be changed in SHORTCUT.
The screen below appears when the right arrow option is selected on the 4-way navigation switch.
The Record Options under the Camera sub-menu are:
2nd page of camera functions
3rd page of camera functions
4th page of camera functions
The Options under the Picture sub-menu (not available in Movie Mode) are:
2nd page of PICTURE functions
The Record Options under the SetUp sub-menu are:
2nd PAGE OF SET-UP FUNCTIONS
3rd PAGE OF SET-UP FUNCTIONS
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Playback Screens & Menus
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