Olympus FE-5010 Zoom Review

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Record Modes & Screens



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Here you can see the typical record mode screens. Pressing the DISP. button changes the amount of information on the screen.



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The mode dial has been replaced with a camera button. Pressing the button allows you to scroll through the shooting modes, or you can select them via the switch shooting modes icon in the camera menu.



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When you half-press the shutter release it starts the autofocus process and if it locks you'll see the AF targets turn green. If focus fails, they will turn red and flash on the screen (not shown.) The 'red lightning bolt' icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire.



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Pressing the 4-way controller Up, Down, Left or Right allows you to quickly change settings for Macro focus mode, Flash mode, Self-timer, and Exposure compensation.



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You can access a variety of Scene modes by selecting the SCN shooting mode. Here you are provided with a choice of 18 different shooting modes, each designed for a specific shooting situation. Scene Modes (1. Portrait, 2. Landscape, 3. Night Scene, 4. Night+Portrait, 5. Sport, 6. Indoor, 7. Candle, 8. Self Portrait, 9. Sunset, 10. Fireworks, 11. Cuisine, 12. Documents, 13. Beach & Snow, 14. Smile Shot)



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Pressing the OK/FUNC. button will bring up the menu of options shown above.

FUNC. Menu Options:

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    ISO - Auto, H Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, High-Speed Continuous
    Metering - ESP or Spot
    Image Size - 12 megapixel, 5 megapixel, 3 megapixel, 2 megapixel, 1 megapixel,
      VGA (640x480), Wide 16:9 (1920x1080)
    Image Quality - Fine, Normal




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Press the MENU button to bring up the Record mode Menu. You can use the shortcut menus to quickly change Image resolution, Reset all settings to factory defaults, enter the Camera or Setup menus, change the Scene mode as well as enter Silent mode.



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Camera Menu Options

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    ISO - Auto, High ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Fine Zoom - On or Off
    Image Stabilizer - On or Off
    Voice Memo - Off or On
    Panorama - Puts the camera into Panorama mode
    AF Mode - Face Detect, iESP or Spot focus modes


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SETUP Menu Options:

    Format - Format the xD memory card
    Backup - Save a copy of images on to your PC
    Menu Language - Choose from one of the 38 languages
    Pixel Mapping - Map out bad pixels
    Camera/Play - Allows Camera/Play button to turn on camera
    Save Settings - Yes or No
    Power on Setup - Screen and Volume
    Menu Color - Normal, Color 1, Color 2, Color 3, My Favorite
    Sound Settings - Controls the different sounds made by the camera
    LCD Brightness - Adjust the LCD Brightness
    Clock - Set the time and date
    Video Out - NTSC, PAL
    Power Save - On or Off




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Press the 4-way selector 'left' to enable Macro focus mode and take close up shots at a range of 3.9 inches (0.1m) to infinity, or enable Super Macro mode and get as close as 1.2 - infinity inches (3cm - Infinity).


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Movie mode lets you capture VGA (640x480) or QVGA (320x240) resolution motion video at 15fps or 30fps with sound. When shooting at highest quality, you are limited to clips of just 10 seconds when using a standard or 'M' type xD card. Because the FE-5010 features a built-in microphone, the optical zoom may not be used during recording. You can preset the desired focal length before starting to record a movie.



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Function Menu Options

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    ISO - Auto, High ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Movie Size - 640x480 or 320x240
    Frame Rate - 15 or 30 frames per second




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Camera Menu Options

    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten (Incandescent), or Fluorescent 1, 2, and 3
    Audio - On or Off
    DIS Movie Mode - DIS on or off



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