Olympus Stylus Digital 410 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Record Modes & Screens
Typical record mode screen. The "P" indicates Program AE exposure mode. In
the center are the auto focus target marks, the zoom indicator (sliding bar)
is displayed momentarily whenever the focal length is changed. Across the
bottom is image quality, SHQ = Super High Quality, image size is 2272x1704
(4 megapixels) and there's 83 pictures remaining. Other icons indicate
Macro focus mode, forced off flash, and the buffer level indicator (black
box at the bottom right.)
When you half-press the shutter release it starts the auto focus (default) and if it
locks you'll get the "focus OK" green dot icon. The red "lightning bolt" icon shows
that the flash is charged and will fire.
To change the exposure mode you press the 4-way selector "Up" while in
record mode. Use the "Right" and "Left" buttons to select the desired mode
from the virtual mode dial displayed on the LCD screen. The available modes
are: Program Auto, Portrait, Indoor, Beach/Snow, Cuisine, Landscape +
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Self Portrait, and Movie.
Press the OK/MENU button to bring up the Record mode Menu. You can use the
shortcut menus to quickly change exposure compensation, image resolution, or
turn the LCD monitor on/off. To access all menu options press the 4-way
selector to the "Right" for the Mode Menu - see the next frame.
Shortcut Menu Options
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION - Override metering by +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
MONITOR OFF - Toggles the LCD monitor On or Off
Mode Menu Options
Drive - Single frame or Continuous
Digital Zoom - Enable or disable digital zoom option
Sound Memo - Enable or disable sound attachment to still pictures
Super Macro - Enable or disable Super Macro focus mode
Panorama - Enable Panorama mode (only if using Olympus xD card)
2 IN 1 - Enable the 2IN1 exposure mode (takes two separate pictures and then merges them into one side-by-side image)
Menu Language - Japanese, English, French, German
Camera Sounds - Enable or disable camera beeps
PW ON Setup - Select power up screen animation and sound level
Color - Allows you to change the menu system's color scheme (Normal, Pink, Green, Blue)
Camera Sounds - Adjust the sound levels (Off, Low, High)
Shutter Sound - Select shutter sound theme
Rec View - View image immediately after capture on LCD
File Name - Select between Reset and Auto
Pixel Mapping - Map out bad pixels
Monitor Brightness - Adjust LCD backlight
Set Clock - Set time and or date
Video Out - Video out signal - NTSC or PAL format
Press the 4-way selector to the Left to enable Macro focus mode and take
closeup shots at a range of 8 to 20 inches from the lens, or enter the Mode Menu
and enable Super Macro mode and get as close as 3.5-inches.
The 2-IN-1 exposure mode lets you capture two different images and then merges
them together inside of the camera to produce one completed image.
The Panorama mode has an onscreen guide to help you make the best possible panorama
pictures by getting the necessary overlap between successive images. Up to 10 frames
can be captured and then stitched together with the Camedia Master software. You must
use an Olympus brand xD-Picture Card to use the Panorama mode.
The Movie mode captures motion JPEG at 320 x 240 pixels at 15 frames per second with audio for up to 20 seconds or 160 x 120 size clips up to 60 seconds.
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