Olympus PEN-F Instruction Manual

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Table of Contents 
Quick task index 
1.
Preparation 
2.
Shooting 
3.
Playback 
4.
Menu functions 
5.
Connecting the camera to a 
smartphone 
6.
Connecting the camera to a 
computer and a printer 
7.
Cautions 
8.
Information 
9.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 
  Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, 
please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. 
Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
  We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important 
photographs.
  The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development 
stages and may differ from the actual product.
  If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the 
contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website.
Instruction Manual
DIGITAL CAMERA

Summary of Contents of instruction manual for Olympus PEN-F

  • Page 1 Table of Contents Quick task index 1. Preparation DIGITAL CAMERA 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu functions Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2  This notice concerns the supplied flash unit and is chiefly directed to users in North America. Information for...
  • Page 3: Table of Contents Table of Contents Quick task index 8 Letting the camera choose the Table of Contents settings (iAUTO mode) .............32...
  • Page 4 Zoom frame AF/zoom AF Applying filter effects to monotone (Super Spot AF) ........................49 pictures (Color Filter) ................67 Calling shooting...
  • Page 5Using the touch screen..............85 Using the playback menu ........100 Selecting and protecting Displaying images rotated images ......................................85 (R) ........................................100 Editing...
  • Page 6 Combinations of movie image Cautions 143 sizes and compression rates........................................126 Battery and charger .................143 Selecting the display style of...
  • Page 7SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 169 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..........169 Index 179 Table of Contents EN 7
  • Page 8: Quick task index Quick task index Shooting g Quick task index Taking pictures with automatic settings iAUTO (A) 32 Choosing an aspect...
  • Page 9Optimizing the monitor/ Monitor brightness 103/107 adjusting monitor hue adjustment/Live View Boost Checking set effect before taking a Preview function...
  • Page 10 Names of parts 3 2 1 Names of parts 4 5 6 c d 7 e 8 9 f...
  • Page 11 1 2 8 3 Names of parts 9 4 0 5 a 6 b 7 c f e d...
  • Page 12: Preparation 1 Preparation Unpack the box contents 1 The following items are included with the camera. Preparation If anything is...
  • Page 13 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charging the battery. Direction indicating mark (C) Charging indicator 1 Lithium ion Charging...
  • Page 14 Inserting the card The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD,...
  • Page 15 Attaching a lens to the camera Rear cap 1 Remove the rear cap of the 1 lens and the...
  • Page 16 Using the monitor You can change the orientation and angle of the monitor. 1 2 Preparation 1 3 Lower...
  • Page 17 Power on 1 Rotate the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. • When the camera is turned on, the...
  • Page 18 Setting the date/time Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. The file name...
  • Page 191 Preparation EN 19
  • Page 20: Shooting 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display when shooting 2 Monitor display during still photography Shooting 1 2...
  • Page 211 Card write indicator .........................P. 14 i Aspect ratio .....................................P. 58 2 Wireless LAN connection......P. 130–135 j Record mode (still...
  • Page 22 Switching between displays The camera is equipped with an eye sensor, which turns the viewfinder on when you put...
  • Page 23Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO...
  • Page 24 Shooting still pictures Use the mode dial to select the shooting Indicator Mode icon mode, and then shoot the...
  • Page 253 Adjust the focus. • Display the subject in the center of the monitor, and lightly press the shutter button...
  • Page 26 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P program mode) P mode is a shooting mode where the...
  • Page 27Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) Mode A is a shooting mode where you choose the aperture and let the camera...
  • Page 28 Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) Mode S is a shooting mode where you choose the shutter speed and...
  • Page 29Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) Mode M is a shooting mode where you choose both the aperture...
  • Page 30 Shooting with long exposure time (BULB/TIME) Use for night landscapes and fireworks. In M mode, set the shutter speed...
  • Page 31Live composite photography (dark and light field composite) You can record a composite image from multiple shots while observing changes...
  • Page 32 Letting the camera choose the settings (iAUTO mode) The camera adjusts settings to suit the scene; all you have...
  • Page 33• [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. • If [RAW] is currently selected for...
  • Page 34 Shooting with touch screen operations Tap T to cycle through touch screen settings. T Tap a subject to focus...
  • Page 35 Recording movies Use the R button to record movies. Movies can not, however, be recorded when C3 is selected...
  • Page 36 Using movie mode (n) With movie mode (n), you can create movies that take advantage of the effects available...
  • Page 37Movie Tele-converter 1 Touch the icon to display the zoom frame. • You can change the position of the zoom...
  • Page 38 Image enhancement Use the creative dial to choose image enhancement options. Rotate the dial to align the index with...
  • Page 39Adjusting individual colors (Color Profile Control) Twelve different colors can be adjusted by up to ±5. • Settings are stored...
  • Page 40 Adjusting monochrome settings (Monochrome Profile Control) • Settings are stored in a monochrome profile ([Monochrome Profile 1], [Monochrome Profile...
  • Page 41Adjusting overall color (Color Creator) The overall color of the image can be adjusted using any combination of 30 hues...
  • Page 42 Using art filters Using art filters, you can easily have fun with artistic effects.  Types of art filters...
  • Page 431 Rotate the creative dial to ART. • A menu of art filters will be displayed. Select a filter using...
  • Page 44 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows Use [Highlight & Shadow Control] to adjust the brightness of highlights and...
  • Page 45 Using shooting options Controlling exposure (exposure compensation) Rotate the exposure compensation dial to choose exposure compensation. Choose positive (“+”)...
  • Page 46 Adjusting color (white balance) White balance (WB) ensures that white objects in images recorded by the camera appear white....
  • Page 47Setting the AF target (AF Area) Choose which of the 81 autofocus targets will be used for autofocus. 1 Press...
  • Page 48 Face priority AF/pupil detection AF The camera detects faces and adjusts focus and digital ESP. 1 Press H to...
  • Page 49Zoom frame AF/zoom AF (Super Spot AF) You can zoom in on a portion of the frame when adjusting focus....
  • Page 50 Calling shooting options The LV super control panel can be used to view and adjust shooting settings, including those...
  • Page 51Live control 2 Shooting M-IS 1 P j WB AUTO Functions S-AF P FHD F Program Auto 60p n P...
  • Page 52 Choosing a focus mode (AF mode) Select a focusing method (focus mode). You can choose separate focusing methods for...
  • Page 53Choosing how the camera measures brightness (metering) Choose how the camera meters subject brightness. 1 Press the Q button to...
  • Page 54 Making fine adjustments to white balance (white balance compensation) You can set and finely adjust the compensation values for...
  • Page 55Reducing camera shake (image stabilizer) You can reduce the amount of camera shake that can occur when shooting in low...
  • Page 56 Sequential shooting/using the self timer Keep the shutter button pressed all the way down to take a series of...
  • Page 57• When you are using S, no confirmation image is displayed during shooting. The image is displayed again after shooting...
  • Page 58 Shooting still pictures in a higher resolution (High Res Shot) When shooting an unmoving subject, you can shoot pictures...
  • Page 59Selecting image quality (still image quality mode) You can set an image quality mode for still images. Select a quality...
  • Page 60 Selecting image quality (movie image quality mode) Set a movie image quality mode suitable for the desired use. 1...
  • Page 61Using a flash (flash photography) The flash can be set manually as required. The flash can be used for flash...
  • Page 62 3 Press the Q button to display the LV super control Flash Mode panel. ISO WB AUTO AUTO NORM...
  • Page 63Flash modes that can be set by shooting mode LV super Shooting Flash Conditions for Shutter control Flash mode mode...
  • Page 64 Processing options (picture mode) Select a picture mode and make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness, and other parameters (P....
  • Page 65Making fine adjustments to contrast (contrast) In the [Picture Mode] (P. 64) settings, you can make fine adjustments to contrast...
  • Page 66 Adding a film grain effect to the Monochrome Profile (Film Grain Effect) An effect similar to the grain seen...
  • Page 67 Applying filter effects to monotone pictures (Color Filter) In the monotone setting in [Picture Mode] (P. 64) settings, you...
  • Page 68 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) You can select a format to ensure that colors are correctly reproduced...
  • Page 69Movie sound options (recording sound with movies) You can set the recording sound when shooting movies. 1 Rotate the mode...
  • Page 70 Shooting “My Clips” You can create a single My Clips movie file including multiple short movies (clips). You can...
  • Page 71Editing “My Clips” You can create a single movie file from My Clips. The shot clips are stored in My...
  • Page 72 6 When you have finished the editings, select [Begin Export] and press Q. • The combined album is saved...
  • Page 73 Recording high-speed movies Recording slow-motion movies. Footage shot at 120 fps plays back at 30 fps; quality is equivalent...
  • Page 74 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function) At default settings, the buttons are assigned the following functions: Button Default Button...
  • Page 75MF Press the button to select manual focus mode. Press the button again to restore the previously selected AF mode....
  • Page 76 • The function assigned to the R button can not be changed in n mode. • To use [I...
  • Page 77 Using the selected function Press the button to which the multi-function has been assigned. An option selection dialog will...
  • Page 78: Playback 3 Playback Information display during playback Playback image information Simplified display 3 1 2 34 5 6 7 89...
  • Page 791 Battery check ..................................P. 17 e Date and time .................................P. 18 2 Wireless LAN connection.....P. 130 – 135 f Aspect...
  • Page 80 Viewing photographs and movies 1 Press the q button. • Your most recent photograph or movie will be displayed....
  • Page 81Index display/Calendar display • From single-frame playback, rotate the rear dial to G for index playback. Rotate further for My...
  • Page 82 Slideshow This function displays images stored on the card one after another. 1 Press Q during playback and select...
  • Page 83Watching movies Select a movie and press the Q button to display the Movie playback menu. Select [Play Movie] and...
  • Page 84 Selecting images ([0], [Erase Selected], [Share Order Selected]) You can select multiple images for [0], [Erase Selected] or [Share...
  • Page 85 Using the touch screen You can use the touch panel to manipulate images.  Full-frame playback Viewing additional images...
  • Page 86: Menu functions 4 Menu functions Basic menu operations The menus contain shooting and playback options that are not displayed by the...
  • Page 87 Using Shooting Menu 1/Shooting Menu 2 Shooting Menu 1 1 Card Setup Reset/Assign Custom Modes 2 Picture Mode j...
  • Page 88 Returning to default settings (Reset) Camera settings can be easily restored to default settings. 1 Select [Reset/Assign Custom Modes]...
  • Page 89Processing options (Picture Mode) You can make individual adjustments to contrast, sharpness and other parameters in [Picture Mode] (P. 64)...
  • Page 90 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) Digital Tele-converter is used to zoom in beyond the current zoom ratio. The camera saves...
  • Page 91Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (i time lapse shooting) You can set the camera to shoot automatically with a...
  • Page 92 • Time lapse shooting will cancelled if any of the following is operated: Mode dial, MENU button, q button,...
  • Page 93AE BKT (AE bracketing) The camera varies the exposure of each shot. The modification amount can be selected from 0.3...
  • Page 94 ISO BKT (ISO bracketing) The camera varies the sensitivity over three shots while keeping the shutter speed and aperture...
  • Page 95Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images The camera shoots several images and automatically combines them into an HDR image. You...
  • Page 96 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (multiple exposure) Record multiple exposures in a single image, using the option...
  • Page 97Keystone correction and perspective control (Keystone Comp.) Use keystone correction for shots taken from the bottom of a tall building,...
  • Page 98 Setting anti-shock/silent shooting (Anti-Shockz/Silent[♥]) By setting anti-shock/silent shooting you can select anti-shock or silent shooting when using sequential shooting...
  • Page 99Setting hi-res shot (High Res Shot) When you set hi-res shot, the items will be marked with h in sequential...
  • Page 100 Using the playback menu Playback Menu m (P. 82) Playback Menu R (P. 100) 1 m R On Edit...
  • Page 101 Choose from the following options: [Shadow Adj]: Brightens a dark backlit subject. [Redeye Fix]: Reduces the red-eye phenomenon during...
  • Page 102 Image overlay Up to 3 frames of RAW images taken with the camera can be overlaid and saved as...
  • Page 103 Using the setup menu Use the d Setup Menu to set the basic camera functions. Setup Menu 1 X...
  • Page 104 Using the custom menus Camera settings can be customized using the c Custom Menu. Custom Menu R AF/MF (P....
  • Page 105R AF/MF MENU c R Option Description g AF Targeting Pad If [On] is selected, the AF target can be...
  • Page 106 T Release/j/Image Stabilizer MENU c T Option Description g Rls Priority S If [On] is selected, the shutter can...
  • Page 107U Disp/8/PC MENU c U Option Description g KControl Choose the controls displayed in each shooting mode. Settings Shooting mode...
  • Page 108 U Disp/8/PC MENU c U Option Description g LV Close Up Mode [mode1]: Pressing the shutter button halfway cancels...
  • Page 109V Exp/p/ISO MENU c V Option Description g Noise Filter Choose the amount of noise reduction performed at high —...
  • Page 110 X K/Color/WB MENU c X Option Description g K Set You can select the JPEG image quality mode from...
  • Page 111Y Record/Erase MENU c Y Option Description g RAW+JPEG Erase Choose the action performed when a photograph recorded at a...
  • Page 112 Z Movie MENU c Z Option Description g nMode Choose a movie record mode. This option can also be...
  • Page 113Z Movie MENU c Z Option Description g Movie+Photo Choose the way in which photographs are taken during Mode movie...
  • Page 114 b Built-In EVF MENU c b Option Description g S-OVF Select [On] for a viewfinder display similar to an...
  • Page 115AEL/AFL MENU c R [AEL/AFL] S-AF AEL/AFL Autofocus and metering can be performed by pressing the mode1 button to which...
  • Page 116 Mode Dial Function MENU c S [Mode Dial Function] Photo story and scene mode can be assigned to the...
  • Page 1174 Shoot an image for the first frame. • The image you have shot is displayed in the first frame....
  • Page 118 Resuming shooting of works in progress 1 Set the mode dial to C3. 2016.01.01 12:30 2 Use FG to...
  • Page 119• To maximize the benefits of the scene modes, some of the shooting function settings are disabled. • In [e-Portrait]...
  • Page 120 Taking panoramas If you have installed the supplied computer software, you can use it to join pictures together to...
  • Page 121Viewing camera images on TV MENU c U [HDMI], [Video Out] Use the separately sold cable with the camera to...
  • Page 122 • For details on changing the input source of the TV, refer to the TV’s instruction manual. • Depending...
  • Page 123Choosing the control panel displays (KControl Settings) MENU c U [KControl Settings] Sets whether or not to display control panels...
  • Page 124 Adding information displays MENU c U [G/Info Settings] LV-Info (Shooting information displays) Use [LV-Info] to add the following shooting...
  • Page 125G Settings (Index/calendar display) You can add an index display with a different number of frames and calendar display using...
  • Page 126 Shutter speeds when the flash fires automatically MENU c W [# X-Sync.] [# Slow Limit] You can set shutter...
  • Page 127Selecting the display style of the viewfinder MENU c b [Built-in EVF Style] Style 1/2: Displays only main items such...
  • Page 128 Shooting self-portraits using the selfie assist menu MENU c k [Selfie Assist] When the monitor is in the selfie...
  • Page 129Saving lens info MENU c k [Lens Info Settings] Store lens info for up to ten lenses that do not...
  • Page 130: Connecting the camera to a smartphone Connecting the camera to a 5 smartphone By connecting to a smartphone through this camera’s wireless LAN function and...
  • Page 131 Connecting to a smartphone Connect to a smartphone. Start the OI.Share App installed on your smartphone. 1 Select [Connection...
  • Page 132 Transferring images to a smartphone You can select images in the camera and load them to a smartphone. You...
  • Page 133 Adding position information to images You can add GPS tags to images that were taken while the GPS log...
  • Page 134 Changing the connection method There are two ways to connect to a smartphone. With [Private] the same settings are...
  • Page 135 Cancelling a share order Cancel share orders that are set on images. 1 Select [Wi-Fi Settings] in the d...
  • Page 136: Connecting the camera to a computer and a printer Connecting the camera to a computer 6 and a printer Connecting the camera to a computer Smaller terminal Look...
  • Page 137• If you are using Windows Photo Gallery, choose [MTP] in Step 3. • Data transfer is not guaranteed in...
  • Page 138 4 Install OLYMPUS Viewer 3. • Check the system requirements before beginning installation. Operating Environment Operating Windows Vista SP2/Windows...
  • Page 139 Direct printing (PictBridge) By connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer with the USB cable, you can print out...
  • Page 140 Custom printing 1 Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable and turn the camera on....
  • Page 141 Setting printing data Select whether to print printing data such as the date and time or file name on...
  • Page 142 3 Select the date and time format and press Q. X The pictures are printed without the date No...
  • Page 143: Cautions7 Cautions Battery and charger • The camera uses a single Olympus lithium-ion battery. Never use any battery other than...
  • Page 144 Usable cards In this manual, all storage devices are referred to as “cards.” The following types of SD memory...
  • Page 145 Record mode and file size/number of storable still pictures The file size in the table is approximate for files...
  • Page 146 Interchangeable lenses Choose a lens according to the scene and your creative intent. Use lenses designed exclusively for the...
  • Page 147 External flash units designated for use with this camera With this camera, you can use one of the separately...
  • Page 148 3 Adjust the settings for each group in the LV super control panel. Group Flash intensity value Normal flash/Super...
  • Page 149 Principal Accessories Remote cable (RM–UC1) Use when the slightest camera movement can result in blurred pictures, for example for...
  • Page 150 System chart Power Supply Grip BLN-1 Li-ion Battery ECG-4 Grip BCN-1 Li-ion Battery Charger 7 Remote Operation RM-UC1 Cautions...
  • Page 151 : PEN-F compatible products : Commercially available products For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website. Lens Converter...
  • Page 152 Cleaning and storing the camera Cleaning the camera Turn off the camera and remove the battery before cleaning the...
  • Page 153Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions The pixel mapping feature allows the camera to check and adjust the...
  • Page 154: Information 8 Information Shooting tips and information The camera does not turn on even when a battery is loaded The...
  • Page 155Noise reduction is activated • When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds are slower and noise tends to appear in images....
  • Page 156 Error codes Monitor Possible cause Corrective action indication The card is not inserted, or it Insert a card or...
  • Page 157 Monitor Possible cause Corrective action indication Turn off the camera and wait for m the internal temperature to cool....
  • Page 158 Menu directory *1: Can be added to [Assign Custom Modes]. *2: Default can be restored by selecting [Full] for...
  • Page 159 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g X High Res Shot h0sec High Res Shot   99 #Charge Time...
  • Page 160 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g c R AF/MF Magnify Off   MF Assist Peaking Off ...
  • Page 161 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g c U Disp/8/PC HDMI Out 1080p  HDMI HDMI Control Off  106...
  • Page 162 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g c V Exp/p/ISO EV Step 1/3EV    108 Noise Reduct....
  • Page 163 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g c Y Record/Erase Quick Erase Off    110 RAW+JPEG Erase RAW+JPEG...
  • Page 164 Tab Function Default *1 *2 *3 g c k K Utility Pixel Mapping — p Exposure J ±0 ...
  • Page 165 Default color and monochrome profiles Each of Color Profiles 1, 2, and 3 and Monochrome Profiles 1, 2, and...
  • Page 166 Specifications  Camera Product type Product type Digital camera with interchangeable Micro Four Thirds Standard lens system Lens M.Zuiko...
  • Page 167Recording Memory SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi UHS-II compatible Recording system Digital recording, JPEG (in accordance with Design rule for...
  • Page 168  FL-LM3 Flash Guide number 9.1 (ISO100•m) 12.7 (ISO200•m) Firing angle Covers the picture angle of a 12 mm...
  • Page 169: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS9 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL...
  • Page 170 • Accidentally being injured by the • The camera uses a lithium ion battery moving parts of the camera....
  • Page 171 • If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing • Be careful with the strap when you carry the or...
  • Page 172 • A picture is displayed on the monitor for or brightness may also be found depending an extended period...
  • Page 173FCC Notice FCC Caution This equipment has been tested and found Changes or modifications not expressly to comply with the...
  • Page 174 For customers in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean Declaration of Conformity Model Number : PEN-F...
  • Page 175(f) Products which do not contain a validly PRODUCT LIABILITY) OR OTHERWISE. IN NO placed and recorded Olympus serial number,...
  • Page 176 LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, For customers in Europe CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF USE),...
  • Page 177Provisions of warranty c. Any defect or damage that occurs due to In the unlikely event that your product proves...
  • Page 178 Trademarks The software in this camera may include third party software. Any third party software is subject • Microsoft...
  • Page 179: Index Index Symbols AF Mode ......................................52, 104 AF Targeting Pad ...............................105 # RC Mode .......................................147 AF Tracking .........................................52 W ....................................................103...
  • Page 180 Compression ...............................59, 145 H Connection to Smartphone ................131 Half Way Rls With IS .........................106 Continuous AF .....................................52 HDMI .................................................106...
  • Page 181LIVE TIME ...........................................30 Playback ..............................................80 Live View Boost .................................107 Movie Playback...........................80, 83 Location Information ..........................133 Still Image Playback ...................80, 81...
  • Page 182 Shading Editor .....................................40 Share Order .........................................84 Shooting ..............................................24 Movie Recording ...............................36 Shooting Photography ......................24 Shooting Menu ....................................87 Single AF...
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