Olympus D-540 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom




Record Mode Screens & Menus



Note: Because the D-540 has no video-out port, the color screen images presented on this page have been copied from the D-580, with any differences noted; the black and white screen images were copied from the D-540's Operations Manual.



Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Typical still image record mode screen showing icons for "P"rogram AE, SHQ quality, image size of 2288x1712 (2048x1536 for the D-540), flash on and there's space on the xD-Picture Card for another 181 pictures. The zoom bar also shows up momentarily whenever the zoom is changed.



Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Macro mode is activated by touching the up button of the 4-way controller in record mode; Super macro mode is activated from the camera's menu system. When either Macro focus mode is enabled the color LCD automatically turns on so you can use it as the viewfinder. The color LCD is the only information display so whenever you change flash modes or enable macro mode or self timer the screen will come on for a few seconds.



Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Movie recording: there are 36 seconds of recording time remaining, maximum length of each clip is limited only by available memory capacity. Sound is not recorded; the zoom may be used during movie recording.



Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

The OK/MENU button accesses the CAMERA CONTROLS:

    White Balance - Selects Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten or Fluorescent.

    Image Size/Quality - Sets file size/resolution(SHQ 2048x1536, HQ 2048x1536, SQ1 1600x1200, SQ2 640x480)

    MONITOR OFF - Turns off the LCD monitor.

    MODE MENU - leads to three sub-menus for CAMera, CARD and SETUP:

      CAMera options:

        Exposure Compensation - +/- 2
        Digital Zoom - Enable/disable digital zoom
        Super Macro - Enables Super Macro mode
        Drive - Select single or sequential shooting
        Panorama - With OM brand SM card: allows pan. photography

      CARD:

        Format - Format the xD-Picture card: Yes or No

      SETUP options:

        All Reset - If ON it resets all settings to default at power down
        Language - Selects language for on-screen display.
        Rec View - If ON then immediately view image after capture
        File Name - Changes how the file numbers are assigned: Reset or Auto(sequential)
        Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD and image processing functions.
        LCD Brightness - a sliding scale for adjustment
        Time/Date - Set the internal clock




    Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

    Touching the 4-way controller's left button in recording mode calls-up the shooting mode virtual dial. Touch the left or right buttons of the 4-way controller to rotate the virtual dial, selecting a shooting mode; touch the OK button to activate it. Shooting modes are:

    • Program Auto
    • Portrait
    • Landscape + Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Night Scene
    • Self Portrait
    • Movie




    Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

    Menu options for movie recording

    Image Size/Quality - Sets resolution(HQ 320x240, SQ 160x120)
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent
    The D-540 does not record sound

    CAMera options:


      Exposure Compensation - +/- 2
      Digital Zoom - Enable/disable digital zoom

    CARD:

      Format - Format the xD-Picture card: Yes or No




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