Olympus D-540 Zoom Review

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Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Playback 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.

You can playback captured images by pressing the QUICK VIEW button when in record mode, or sliding the power switch to the playback position.

Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

In the playback menu you can enable the INFO option to display information including the quality (SHQ), Image Size (2048x1536 for the D-540), Exposure Comp., White Balance, the Date/Time and the File Folder/File Number.

Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Press the zoom lens control to the wideangle position to activate the index playback mode. In the menu you can select the number of images to display per screen as 4, 9 or 16.

Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Pressing the zoom control to the telephoto position will enlarge the image on the screen. There are several magnifications available from 1.5x to 4x. Once the image is enlarged you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way jog control.

Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

Pressing the MENU button while in playback mode brings up this screen of options:

    Slide Show playback
    Erase - Delete images
    INFO - Display image information
    MODE MENU - leads to four sub-menus for PLAY, EDIT, CARD and SETUP:

      PLAY options:
        Image Save - Save images from being erased
        Rotate - Rotate image 90% left or right
        Print Order - Select images for future printing
        Sound not present on D-540 menu

      EDIT options:
        Resize - Resizes image to 640x480 or 320x240

      CARD options:
        Erase All/Format -Erase all or format the xD-Picture card

    Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

    To playback a movie, first select it in review mode, then depress the OK (menu) button. In the movie playback mode you can playback entire movie clips or frame by frame. The Mode menu provides an indexing option that allows you to save individual frames as still pictures.

    Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

    During playback, the right and left buttons of the 4-way controller are used as fast-forward and fast-rewind controls. Information is displayed on total and elapsed time of the clip.

    Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom

    When the camera is connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer, the PRINT MODE SELECT screen is presented on the monitor. You can choose from the following print modes:

      Print - Prints selected picture
      All Print - Prints all the pictures stored on the card
      Multi Print - Prints one picture in a multiple layout format
      All Index - Prints an index of all pictures stored on the card
      Print Order - Prints the pictures according to the print reservation data on the card
    Options are provided to select paper size, border/borderless, and printing of the file name and date/time.

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