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Questions:
* Which shooting mode should I use?[Shooting mode, Scenes]
* How do I take close-up pictures of small subjects? [Macro mode and Super Macro mode]
* The colors in my pictures look different from the actual colors of my subject. What can I do? [White Balance ( WB )]
* How do I change the shooting functions back to default settings? [Rest Settings]
* Which type of memory card can I use? [xD-Picture Card, microSD Card]
* Will the bundled microSD™ adapter let me use any microSD or microSDHC card in my camera?
* Will the microSD adapter allow me to use microSD and microSDHC media in other Olympus cameras?
* How do I install OLYMPUS Master 2 packaged with the camera? I would like to transfer pictures to my computer.
* How many images can the FE-3010 hold?
* How much movie recording time does the FE-3010 have?
* How do I charge the lithium-battery? And How long will it take to recharge my battery?




Question:
Which shooting mode should I use? [Shooting mode, Scenes]


Answer:
"i AUTO (Intelligent Auto)" mode is recommended for regular photography.

In "i AUTO" mode, the camera automatically adjusts the settings.
This is a fully automatic mode that allows you to take pictures best suited for the scene by simply pressing the shutter button.

If you want to change settings such as white balance (WB) and ISO sensitivity, select another mode. (e.g. "P").

The following shooting modes and scenes are available:

  • i AUTO (Intelligent Auto)
    The camera automatically adjusts the settings.
    This is a fully automatic mode that allows you to take pictures best suited for the scene by simply pressing the shutter button. Camera Menu settings cannot be changed.

  • P (Program Auto)
    The camera automatically sets the optimum aperture and shutter speed based on the lighting conditions.
    Unlike "i AUTO" mode, Camera Menu settings such as white balance and ISO sensitivity can be changed.

  • Digital Image Stabilization
    With high ISO sensitivity, this mode reduces blur caused by a moving subject or by camera shake.

  • SCN (SCENE)
    The camera offers 15 scene modes for shooting in various conditions.

    1. PORTRAIT PORTRAIT
      This mode is suitable for shooting portraits.
      The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions to produce natural skin tones.

    2. LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE
      This mode is suitable for taking pictures of landscapes.
      Blues and greens are reproduced clearly.

    3. NIGHT NIGHT
      For shooting illuminated scenes in the evening or at night.
      The camera sets a slower shutter speed than in normal shooting.
      For the best results, use a tripod so your camera remains steady when shooting.

    4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT NIGHT + PORTRAIT
      For shooting both a foreground subject and an illuminated background in the evening or at night.
      The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting.
      For the best results, use a tripod so your camera remains steady when shooting.

    5. SPORT SPORT
      Captures fast-moving subjects without blurring.

    6. INDOOR INDOOR
      For shooting both main subject and background indoors (e.g. at a party).
      The background is reproduced clearly.

    7. CANDLE CANDLE
      For shooting under candlelight.
      Warm colors are reproduced.
      Image quality is restricted to [3M] (2048×1536) or less.

    8. SELF PORTRAIT SELF PORTRAIT
      Lets you take a picture of yourself while holding the camera.

    9. SUNSET SUNSET
      For shooting the setting or rising sun. Vividly reproduces reds and yellows.

    10. FIREWORKS FIREWORKS
      Suitable for shooting fireworks at night.
      The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting.
      For the best results, use a tripod so your camera remains steady when shooting.

    11. CUISINE CUISINE
      For still life photography.
      Vividly reproduces colors of fruit, vegetables and flowers.

    12. DOCUMENTS DOCUMENTS
      For shooting paper documents.
      Increases contrast between letters and background.

    13. UNDERWATER WIDE 1 UNDERWATER WIDE 1 *
      This mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater scenery.

    14. UNDERWATER WIDE 2 UNDERWATER WIDE 2 *
      This mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater scenery. The focus is fixed, reducing the shutter release lag time.

    15. UNDERWATER MACRO UNDERWATER MACRO *
      This mode is ideal for taking close-up pictures of small subjects underwater.

  • MOVIE
    The camera records video with or without sound.
  * Requires underwater housing (PT-046, sold separately) for taking pictures underwater.






Question
How do I take close-up pictures of small subjects? [Macro mode and Super Macro mode]

Answer:

  Press the [Macro mode] button repeatedly until the Macro mode (macro) or Super Macro mode (super macro) icon appears.

Use the Macro mode to gain sharpness and detail in pictures at close range.
Super Macro mode allows you to take pictures more closely than the Macro mode.

OFF
Macro
off
This mode is for normal shooting.
Lets you shoot as close as 60cm/23.6in. from the lens to the subject.
Macro mode
Macro
mode
Lets you shoot as close as 10cm/3.9in. (when the camera is set for the maximum wide angle zoom) and as close as 60cm/23.6in. (when the camera is set for the maximum telephoto zoom) from the lens to the subject.
Super Macro mode
Super Macro mode
Lets you shoot as close as 5cm/2.0in. from the lens to the subject. Zoom and Flash cannot be used. Zoom position is fixed automatically.




Question
The colors in my pictures look different from the actual colors of my subject. What can I do? [ White Balance (WB) ]

Answer:

  Select a White Balance (WB) setting that is more appropriate for the lighting conditions.

When WB is set to the default, AUTO, the colors in pictures may differ from the subject's actual colors under the following lighting conditions:
  • When the subject is in the shade on a sunny day.
  • When the subject is illuminated by both natural light and indoor lighting (e.g. near a window)
  • When the light from the camera's flash does not reach a subject lit by indoor lighting
In cases like these, select the WB setting that is designed to capture accurate colors in the specific lighting conditions.
To select WB settings, the shooting mode must be set to any mode except iAUTO.

The following table describes the available WB settings:

AUTO
The white balance is adjusted automatically for natural color, regardless of the light source.
Sunny day
Sunny day 
For shooting under bright sunlight.
Cloudy day
Cloudy day
For shooting under a cloudy sky.
Tungsten
Tungsten
light 
For shooting under tungsten lighting.
Fluorescent lamp 1
Fluorescent
lamp 1 
For shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp.
(This type of lamp is mainly used in homes.)
Fluorescent lamp 2
Fluorescent
lamp 2 
For shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp.
(This type of lamp is mainly used in desk lamps.)
Fluorescent lamp 3
Fluorescent
lamp 3 
For shooting under a cool white fluorescent lamp.
(This type of lamp is mainly used in offices.)




Question
How do I change the shooting functions back to default settings? [Reset Settings]

Answer:

  You can reset the current settings to the default settings if the shooting mode is set to iAUTO , ] P, SCN (SCENE), DIS MODE [ DIS Mode ] or MOVIE [Movie].
Press the [ MENU ] button, and then select RESET.
RESET

The following functions can be reset to the default settings by selecting RESET:

Function Default
SCN (SCENE) PORTRAIT
EXPOSURE COMP. 0.0
MACRO OFF
SELF-TIMER OFF
FLASH AUTO
DISPLAY INFORMATION NORMAL
IMAGE SIZE (Still images)/
COMPRESSION
12M/NORMAL
IMAGE SIZE (Movies)/
FRAME RATE
QVGA/15fps
WHITE BALANCE AUTO
ISO AUTO
Still picture REC (Still picture REC) OFF
Still picture REC (Movie REC) ON
FACE DETECT OFF




Question
Which type of memory card can I use? [ xD-Picture Card, microSD Card ]


Answer:

  You can use xD-Picture Card™ media or microSD™ / microSDHC media
(hereafter referred to as "microSD cards").

The following xD-Picture Card media can be used:
Card Capacity: 16MB to 2GB
Card Type: TypeH, TypeM, TypeM+, Standard

To see all compatible microSD cards, click here:
" Compatible microSD card Tables "




Question
Will the bundled microSD™ adapter let me use any microSD or microSDHC card in my camera?

Answer:

 

Click here to view a list of microSD and microSDHC cards that can be used with the MASD-1 card adapter. This page will be updated as additional cards are evaluated.




Question
Will the microSD adapter allow me to use microSD and microSDHC media in other Olympus cameras?

Answer:

  MicroSD and microSDHC cards can be used only with cameras that are compatible with the MASD-1 microSD adapter. For a list of compatible cameras, click here.

The adapter is different from xD-Picture Card media in form. It will not fit in the card slots of other cameras that are compatible with xD-Picture Card media. Forcing the MASD-1 into an incompatible camera or other device may damage it or cause the equipment to malfunction.  The data on the memory card may be destroyed.




Question
How do I install OLYMPUS Master 2 packaged with the camera? I would like to transfer pictures to my computer.

Answer:

  To see how to install and use OLYMPUS Master 2, click here:
" Q&A for OLYMPUS Master 2 "




Question
How many images can the FE-3010 hold?

Answer:

  The chart below shows the approximate number of images at each available quality mode that the FE-3010 can store in its internal memory and on a variety of optional media. The camera can store images and movies in any combination of quality modes. All figures are approximate.

Number of storable images
IMAGE SIZE COMPRE
SSION
Internal Memory xD-Picture Card media
1GB 2GB
12M 3968 x 2976 FINE 2 152 304
NORM 5 300 597
5M 2560 x 1920 FINE 6 359 718
NORM 13 695 1390
3M 2048 x 1536 FINE 10 576 1142
NORM 21 1141 2284
2M 1600 x 1200 FINE 17 940 1881
NORM 35 1880 3762
1M 1280 x 960 FINE 27 1453 2907
NORM 55 2906 5814
VGA 640 x 480 FINE 110 5813 10660
NORM 203 10657 21320
16:9 1920 x 1080 FINE 16 875 1728
NORM 32 1728 3366

Capacity will be slightly less than shown if sound is recorded with still images. All figures are approximate.




Question
How much movie recording time does the FE-3010 have?

Answer:

  The chart below shows the maximum continuous movie recording time available in each quality mode when using the camera's internal memory or xD-Picture Card media. The chart assumes that the medium has been freshly formatted. All figures are approximate.

Recording times are calculated based on storage capacity and are not a guarantee of battery life.

IMAGE SIZE FRAME RATE Recording length (h:mm:ss) with sound*
Internal Memory xD-Picture Card media
1GB 2GB
VGA 640
x
480
30fps** 0:00:10 0:08:59 0:18:00
15fps 0:00:21 0:17:48 0:35:37
QVGA 320
x
240
30fps 0:00:28 0:24:43 0:49:27
15fps 0:00:58 0:48:02 1:36:07

 *Each movie file is limited to 2 GB max.
 **Up to 10 sec. available for each movie in 640 x 480 / 30 fps mode when using a xD-Picture Card other than Type H/M+ .The Class 2 microSD/microSDHC card may not allow sequential movie recording.




Question
How do I charge the lithium-battery? And How long will it take to recharge my battery?

Answer:

  Load the LI-42B battery into the LI-41C Lithium-ion Battery Charger bundled with the camera. Be sure to align the arrow on the battery with the arrow on the charger, as shown below.

LI-42C

When the battery is properly inserted into the charger, the red charge indicator light will be lit. The light will turn off when the battery is fully charged. The approximate charging time is two hours.




 
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