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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-360 hold?
* How much movie recording time does the FE-360 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:
AUTO mode is recommended for regular photography.

In AUTO mode, the camera automatically adjusts the settings.

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

The following shooting modes and scenes are available:

  • AUTO
    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 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.

  • SCENE
    The camera offers a choice of 16 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.
      It vividly reproduces blues and greens.

    3. 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.

    4. SPORT SPORT
      Captures fast-moving action without blurring.

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

    6. CANDLE CANDLE
      For shooting under candlelight.
      Warm colors are reproduced.

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

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

    9. 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.

    10. BEHIND GLASS BEHIND GLASS
      For shooting a subject through glass.

    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. AUCTION AUCTION
      Captures three pictures sequentially at different exposures in the appropriate size for online auctions.
      Image size is fixed to VGA (640×480).

    14. UNDERWATER WIDE 1 UNDERWATER WIDE 1
      This scene mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater landscapes.
      An underwater housing is required.

    15. UNDERWATER WIDE 2 UNDERWATER WIDE 2
      This mode is ideal for taking pictures of underwater landscapes.
      The focus is locked, and the shutter release lag time is reduced.
      An underwater housing is required.

    16. UNDERWATER MACRO UNDERWATER MACRO
      This mode is ideal for taking close-ups underwater.
      An underwater housing is required.

  • MOVIE
    The camera records video with or without sound.




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 or 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
Cancels macro mode.
This mode lets you shoot from as close as 60cm/23.6in. (when the camera is set for the maximum wide angle zoom) and as close as 100cm/39.4in. (when the camera is set for the maximum telephoto zoom) to the subject.
Macro mode
MACRO
mode
This mode lets you shoot from 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) to the subject.
Super Macro mode
SUPER MACRO mode
This mode lets you shoot from as close as 3cm / 1.2in. 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 mode dial must be set to any shooting mode except AUTO or GUIDE.

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 mode dial is set to AUTO,
P,SCENE,Movie [Movie]or Digital Image Stabilization Mode [ 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
SCENE PORTRAIT
EXPOSURE COMP. 0.0
MACRO OFF
SELF-TIMER OFF
FLASH AUTO
DISPLAY INFORMATION NORMAL
IMAGE SIZE (Still images)/
COMPRESSION
8M/NORMAL
IMAGE SIZE (Movies)/
FRAME RATE
QVGA/15fps
WHITE BALANCE AUTO
ISO AUTO
Still picture REC (Still images) OFF
Still picture REC (Movies) ON
FACE DETECT OFF
DIS MODE 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").
To use microSD cards, a microSD adapter (packaged with the camera) is required.

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 "

Olympus xD-Picture Card media are the only memory cards on the market that enable the Panorama function on Olympus digital cameras.
The Panorama feature does not function with microSD and non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card media.




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.
" Compatible microSD card Tables "

The PANORAMA feature does not function with microSD and microSDHC media. Also, the art editing features of the xD Pack plug-in for OLYMPUS Master 2 do not support images recorded to microSD/SDHC cards. To use these features, use Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™ media.




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-360 hold?

Answer:

  The chart below shows the approximate number of images at each available quality mode that the FE-360 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
8M 3264 x 2448 FINE 4 233 447
NORM 8 438 876
5M 2560 x 1920 FINE 7 359 718
NORM 14 695 1390
3M 2048 x 1536 FINE 11 576 1142
NORM 23 1142 2284
2M 1600 x 1200 FINE 19 940 1881
NORM 38 1881 3763
1M 1280 x 960 FINE 29 1453 2907
NORM 59 2907 5815
VGA 640 x 480 FINE 118 5814 10661
NORM 217 10660 20000
16:9 1920 x 1080 FINE 17 876 1728
NORM 35 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-360 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 0:08:54 0:18:00
15fps 0:00:21 0:17:48 0:35:38
QVGA 320
x
240
30fps 0:00:29 0:24:02 0:49:28
15fps 0:00:58 0:48:04 1:36:09

 *Each movie file is limited to 2 GB max.
 **Up to 10 sec. available for each movie in 640 x 480 / 30 fps mode.




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-40C 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-40C

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 five hours.




 
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