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  • Thank you for purchasing this digitalOlympus camera.

    Before you use this camera, read thismanual carefully.

    We recommend that you spend some timetaking test shots and experimenting withall of the features before you takeimportant pictures.



    OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

    (Customer support) Tel. 0426-42-7499


    OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 631-844-5000

    (Customer support) Tel. 1-888-553-4448http://www.olympus.com

    OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. (EUROPA) GMBH.(Premises/Goods delivery) Wendenstrae 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany. Tel. 040-237730

    (Letters) Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany.http://www.olympus-europa.com

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    Printed in Japan

  • Thank you for purchasing the Camedia E-10. To ensure years of reliable and enjoyableservice, please read this instruction manual carefully and use the camera safely. Storethis instruction manual in a safe location where you can find it for future use.

    Copyright Copyright 2000. Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.


    Legal and other notices The contents of this document are subject to change without prior notice. Although the contents of this document have been carefully checked to avoid errors, some may

    still occur. If you have a question about any point, or you find mistakes or omissions, pleasecontact us.

    No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted except for personal use without priorwritten permission from Olympus.

    Olympus makes no representations or warranties regarding any damages, or benefit expected byusing this unit lawfully, or any request from a third person, which are caused by the inappropriateuse of this product.

    Olympus makes no representations or warranties, regarding any damages or any benefitexpected by using this unit lawfully, caused by erasing picture image data.

    Radio and Television InterferenceChange or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the users authorityto operate this equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits forClass B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to providereasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipmentgenerates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used inaccordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

    However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in particular installation. If thisequipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can bedetermined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct theinterference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the distance between the camera and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is

    connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    Only the included USB cable should be used to connect the camera to a personal computer.

    Trademarks IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. CompactFlash and CF are trademark of San Disk Inc. All other company and product names are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

    Declaration of ConformityModel Number: E-10Trade Name: OLYMPUSResponsible Party: Olympus America lnc.Address: 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A.Telephone Number: 631-844-5000This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and(2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause

    undesired operation.

    This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-CausingEquipment Regulations.

  • Getting Started

    Taking Pictures

    (Shooting and Viewing Basics)

    Shooting Techniques:General Introduction

    Distance and Focus

    Brightness (Exposure)

    Using a Flash

    Color and Quality

    Special Features

    Playing Back Images for Viewing

    Managing Stored Pictures

    Selecting Pictures for Printing

    Transferring Pictures to a Computer

    Monitor Menus

    Appendices*, Glossary, Index

    Features, How to Use This ManualIMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    Caring for Your Camera, Important Parts and Names














    Read This First!

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to setup the camera and take some pictures. Youcan start taking pictures right away, even ifyou are a beginner, using zoom, macro modefor close-ups, flash shooting, etc.

    Read based on the types ofpictures that you want to take.

    Taking PicturesRead for more details about adjustingcamera settings manually if the resultswith the automatic features are notsatisfactory, or to create special artisticeffects in your pictures.

    Playing back pictures for viewing on thecamera monitor or processing pictureswith the camera features.

    Preparing pictures for printing,transferring pictures from memory cardto a computer.

    Having a problem?

    Basics for Everyone Advanced Features

    * Specifications/AvailableOptions/Image FileCompatibility/Troubleshooting/Camera Error Messages

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    CAMEDIA E-10 FeaturesHere is a quick summary of this cameras most exciting features for professionalphotographers, publishers, advertisers, or anyone experienced with an SLR camera whowants to make the transition to a digital camera.

    High Quality Images High Quality CCD with approximately 4 million elements. 4x zoom with f/2.0~f/2.4 ED lens, aspherical lens, fully multi-coated lenses. Reliable

    reproduction of beautiful, natural color. Highly acclaimed balance achieved with digital ESP metering, spot metering, and

    center weighted averaging metering, and a dual autofocusing system to cover low lightand low contrast situations.

    Functionality Approx. 60ms shutter release timing*; sequence shooting at 3 frames/sec (up to 4

    frames). Even in the macro close-up mode, you can zoom on an area up to 20 cm (8 inches)

    from the lens of the camera. A wide choice of 5 different battery types. Durable, aluminum die-cast body. Compatible with SmartMedia, CompactFlash. (Compatible with Type I, Type II. Micro

    drive cannot be used.)* Shutter release time after focus lock and full-press on the shutter button.

    Operability Easy to use button layout allows easy settings and adjustments. Viewfinder with a focusing screen which allows you to confirm focusing in real time. Manual focusing for fine adjustment with a focusing ring. Shutter speed, aperture value, other image information displayed in viewfinder. Monitor allows waist-level view for composing pictures.

    Expandability Complete conversion lens system. Optional power battery holder kit enables prolonged uninterrupted use. Remote cable with 2-step release, 1st half-press and then 2nd full-press. Synchro socket for a non-dedicated external flash unit, hot shoe for a generic or

    dedicated external flash unit. Allows easy connectivity to a computer with a USB interface.

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    How to Use This ManualThe sample page below shows you how the use this manual.

    This is only a sample, not a real page. Please do not attempt to execute the procedure described onthis page.










    Selecting SharpnessThree settings are available for adjusting sharpness: HARD, NORMAL, and SOFT. SHARP sharpens the contrast at color borders to maximize the clarity of the image. NORMAL Enabled when you purchase the camera. Defines borders to achieve best focus fo printing the image.HARD Greatly enhances and sharpens borders. SOFT Softens borders slightly and is ideal for images that you intend to process with a computer graphics software application.

    Previous shot is displayed for as long as it takes for the image to be stored on the memory card.

    Previous shot is displayed for 5 seconds.




    Previous shot is not displayed.

    Press the menu button .

    The menu opens in the monitor.

    On the arrow pad, press or to move the green highlight to the sharp option mark .

    On the arrow pad, press to move the green highlight to HARD, NORMAL, or SOFT.

    Press the button to select the setting.

    The mark is displayed in the control panel when a setting other than NORMAL is selected.

    The green highlight returns to the sharp option mark .Press button again to close the menu.


    Note Selecting HARD could cause the image to appear rough.

    ProceduresFollow the numbered procedures. The numbers in the illustrations on the left correspond to the step numbers on the right.

    Setting TablesInitial settings (defaults) are indicated in bold.

    Arrow padPress the black pointer. If more than one pointer is marked in black, press either pointer.

    Cautions and Notes provided at bottom of the page descr