Olympus D-595 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Mode Screens & Menus
The AUTO mode is an easy to use fully automatic mode for point-n-shoot use by anyone regardless of their experience level.
When you half-press the shutter the focus is locked, the AF brackets move to
the Active AF point. A green icon is also displayed to indicate focus was
achieved. The red "lightning bolt" indicates the flash is charged and will
The Program AE mode is also automatic but allows the user to adjust many parameters
such as white balance, ISO speed, focus mode and more.
The Manual mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture as desired. The
Exposure Value (EV) is indicated and works like a digital light meter.
Scene mode lets you choose from: Self-Portrait, Indoor, Beach, Snow,
Fireworks, Sunset, Cuisine, Candle,
Behind Glass or Available Light Portrait.
Shown above are the quality options for movie mode.
The CAMERA menu:
- Enables the selftimer for the shutter release
- Selects the metering method (ESP, Spot)
- Choose single frame or sequential modes
ISO - ISO sensitivity: Auto, 50, 100, 200 or 400
Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option
- Enable or disable sound recording with still images
Function - Off, B&W, Sepia, Vivid
Panorama - In-camera panorama mode, only available when using Olympus brand xD-Picture cards.
2 in 1 - Combines two pictures taken in succession into one "side by side" image
Noise Reduction - Use with longer shutter speeds to eliminate noise
The SETUP menu:
- Select the language for on-screen display
PW On Setup - Sets the picture/sound displayed at startup
Rec View - On/Off, if On shows last image captured for about 3 secs.
- Toggles beep sounds (Off, Low, High)
Beep - On/Off, if On then make sound when buttons are pushed
Shutter Sound - Choose sound theme for shutter release
File Name - Continuous file numbering or reset
Pixel Mapping - Checks the CCD imager for errors
- Adjust brightness of LCD monitor
- Set the time and date
Video Output - Select NTSC or PAL video format
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