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Questions :

Question :
An MPO file is recorded in addition to a JPEG file after shooting 3D pictures. Why?

Answer:

When shooting 3D pictures, a JPEG file and an MPO file are recorded in record mode 16:9 S.a JPEG file and an MPO file
The MPO format (Multi Picture Object Format, file extension: ".MPO") is a CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) file format. This file format saves multiple images as a single image file.

In 3D picture shooting, the camera creates parallax images for the right and left eye in MPO format.

Note:
If either the MPO file or JPEG file is deleted from the computer, the images cannot be displayed in 3D.

Question :
Can I play back the 3D images, taken with 3D mode, on the LCD monitor of my camera?

Answer:
No, the 3D images cannot be played back on the monitor of your camera. You can play back the images on 3D-compatible devices (e.g. TV, computer).

Note:
To play back the 3D images on a TV, connect a 3D-compatible TV to your camera using an HDMI cable (CB-HD1, 1.5 m, sold separately).

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following table shows the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.

Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
Internal memory 1GB SD / SDHC / SDXC card
14M
(4288 x 3216)
Fine 8 141  7.3MB
Normal 17 277  3.7MB
8M
(3264 x 2448)
Fine 15 241  4.2MB
Normal 29 469  2.2MB
5M
(2560x1920)
Fine 24 385  2.7MB
Normal 46 738  1.4MB
3M
(2048 x 1536)
Fine 38 618  1.7MB
Normal 75 1,211  0.8MB
2M
(1600 x 1200)
Fine 62 992  1.0MB
Normal 118 1,892  0.5MB
1M
(1280 x 960)
Fine 94 1,514  0.7MB
Normal 180 2,884  0.4MB
VGA
(640 x 480)
Fine 316 5,047  0.2MB
Normal 542 8,652  0.1MB
16:9 L
(4288 x 2416)
Fine 11 187  5.5MB
Normal 23 367  2.8MB
16:9 S
(1920 x 1080)
Fine 57 917  1.1MB
Normal 111 1,781  0.6MB

[Movies]
Image size / Horizontal-to-vertical ratio Frame rate (frames per second) Image quality Storable recording time with sound
Internal memory SD / SDHC / SDXC card
1GB 2GB 8GB
720P
(1280 x 720) / 16:9
*1
30 fps Fine 37 sec. 10 min. 32 sec. 20 min. 55 sec. 84 min. 51 sec. 
Normal 1 min.
12 sec.
20 min. 44 sec. 41 min. 10 sec. 166 min. 59 sec. 
VGA
(640 x 480) / 4:3
30 fps Fine 1 min.
12 sec.
20 min. 44 sec. 41 min. 10 sec. 166 min. 59 sec. 
Normal 2 min.
21 sec.
40 min. 10 sec. 79 min. 46 sec. 323 min. 32 sec. 
QVGA
(320 x 240) / 4:3
30 fps Fine 2 min.
21 sec.
40 min. 10 sec. 79 min. 46 sec. 323 min. 32 sec. 
*1 When recording in 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The number of storable still pictures and the amount of storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.

Question :
Can I print the date on my pictures when shooting?

Answer:
Yes, you can print the date on your pictures by setting Date Stamp to On in Shooting menu 2(Shooting menu 2).
The date stamp cannot be deleted afterward.

Note:
- If the camera's date and time settings have not been set, Date Stamp cannot be set.
- Even if Date Stamp is set to Off, the date can be printed using software (e.g. OLYMPUS ib) if the camera's date and time settings were set when the image was captured.
  Related link : How do I print the date on my pictures?
Caution:
- You cannot set Date Stamp when shooting in Panorama(Panorama) or 3D (3D Photo) mode.
Even if Date Stamp is set to On, the date cannot be printed when shooting in the Panorama (Panorama) mode or the sequential shooting Drive mode.

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* xD-Picture CardTM / SmartMediaTM / Compact FlashTM Compatibility with SP-Series cameras

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


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