Olympus C-730 UltraZoom Review
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Record Screens & Menus
(All these screens can be displayed on either the EVF or the color LCD. The color LCD has more resolution but the EVF is easier to see when outdoors.)
Record screen in "P"rogram AE mode with the histogram feature enabled.
The aperture is F3.2, shutter speed is 1/1.6 second and the
0.0 indicates no exposure compensation. The "[ ]" in the center is where the
autofocus performs its calculations. Flash is disabled and we're in single shot drive
mode. SHQ is the image quality and there's sufficient
memory for another 51 pictures.
The Mode Dial selects the recording mode:
Portrait - Camera uses large aperture to make centered subject sharp but intentionally blurs the background
Sports - Camera uses faster shutter speeds to stop fast-moving subjects without blurring.
Landscape-Portrait - Large depth of field to get a close subject and distant background in focus.
Landscape-Scene - Camera automatically sets for optimal scenic background type shots with maximum depth of field (range of focus.)
Night Scene - Camera sets slow shutter speed for evening or night shots, use of a tripod is recommended.
Self Portrait - Take a picture of yourself while holding the camera with the lens facing yourself.
Movie - Capture motion video clips with sound. The HQ mode is 320 x 240 and SQ mode is 160 x 120.
MyMode - User-configurable exposure mode, you "build" your own custom profile of settings which are memorized for easy recall with the Mode Dial.
A/S/M - Assigns "A"perture priority, "S"hutter speed priority or "M"anual mode to the A/S/M position of the Mode Dial depending on which you have selected in the menu.
Aperture priority is used to control depth of field, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the appropriate shutter speed.
Shutter speed priority lets you select a shutter speed and the camera sets the appropriate aperture value.
Manual mode lets you adjust both the shutter speed and aperture values. The camera will not insure proper exposure. The exposure value is indicated on the LCD and can be adjusted accordingly.
Program AE - Camera selects optimum shutter speed and aperture for the shot but the user can manually adjust exposure compensation, flash compensation and use special functions.
Play - Playback mode
The maximum length of a movie clip in HQ is 16 seconds, in SQ mode it is 70 seconds.
ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400
A/S/M - Set the function of the A/S/M position on the Mode Dial for "A"perture priority, "S"hutter speed priority or "M"anual.
Flash Intensity - Adjust the flash output -2.0 to +2.0
Slow Sync - Slow shutter speed flash sync for front or rear curtain or red-eye reduction
Noise Reduction - Enables/disable noise reduction on long shutter speeds
Multi Metering - Determine exposure with up to 8 different spots in the image
Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option
Fulltime AF - Enable or disable continuous auto focus
AF Mode - Select iESP or Spot focus
Sound - Record sound while taking still pictures
Macro - Enable or disable super-Macro focus
Panorama - In-camera panorama mode, only available when using Olympus brand SmartMedia or xD-Picture cards.
2 in 1 - Combines two pictures taken in succession into one "side by side" image
Function - Off, B&W, Sepia, White Board or Black Board color effects
AF Area - Change position of the AF target mark using 4-way selector
Info - Changes amount of shooting information displayed on LCD monitor
Histogram - Enable or disable the live histogram displayed on LCD
WB - White balance options; Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual Set
WB Adjust - Fine tune the white balance manually
Sharpness - Image sharpness; Hard, Normal or Soft
Contrast - Image contrast; High, Normal or Low
Saturation - Adjust the level of the color depth
The third section is for formatting the SmartMedia card
Language - Select the menu language (English, French, German, Spanish)
PW On/Off Setup - Sets the picture/sound displayed at startup
Rec View - If ON then show last image captured on LCD for several seconds
Sound - If ON then make a beep sound when buttons are pressed
Shutter - Sets tone and volume for the shutter sound effect
Sleep - Sets the sleep timer (30s, 1,3,5,10m)
MyMode - Set the parameters used in MyMode
File Name - Continuous file numbering or reset
Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD imager for errors
LCD - Adjust brightness of LCD monitor
Clock - Set the time and date
m/ft - Set the distance scale at meters or feet
Video Output - Select NTSC or PAL video format
Battery Save - Enable camera operation with reduced power consumption
Short Cut - Change the assignment of the shortcut menus
Custom Button - Assign frequently used function to camera's custom button (AE Lock, Drive, ISO, A/S/M, Slow Sync, Noise Reduction, Digital Zoom, Fulltime AF, AF Mode, Sound, Info, Histogram, Resolution or White Balance)
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