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The easiest setting would be the AUTO mode. In this mode the camera does everything except decide where and when to take the picture. You can also use the various scene modes depending on what you're taking a picture of.
As you gain experience you'll want to use some of the other settings in order to take more control over your photography. I suggest you visit your local library. They should have some introductory photography books which will tell you when to use what setting.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Jun 22, 2018


Your camera probably has a flash shutter speed, typically around 1/200 second, and if you choose a higher speed then only part of the image will be exposed.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Apr 20, 2016


If you want to open it at the PC you need a driver for the Olympus Raw File or you can use Google-Software Picasa or the Vendor specific Software(Olympus Master 2), which is supporting that format.

Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Mar 04, 2016


Are you sure it is a xD card and not an SDXC?

Then there should be a little arrow, pointing in the direction it should be going while inserting.
Try to eject the card and reinsert the card.
If you never used a xD card, and nobody else ever tried to put something in the slot, the card should go in smooth.
After placing the card, don't forget to format the card in the camera.

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Olympus E-420... | Answered on Oct 25, 2015


Try another battery. Just because it is 'new' does not mean it is good.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


Yep the P mode is what you need on the dial - not auto - then follow th menu - reset will light up abd becomes an option.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Sep 28, 2012


reset camera by leaving battery out and pressing power button to drain the processors..sounds like repair

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012


Recuva (pronounced"recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that havebeen accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied fromthe Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted byuser error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bringback files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes andviruses!
  • Put the memory card into an USB card reader and plug it into the USB port in your computer, then run the Recuva program.
  • Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
  • Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
  • Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
  • Can be run from a USB thumb drive
  • Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
  • Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
  • Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jazz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
  • Restores files from external ZIP drives, Firewire and USB Hard drives
  • It's fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!
Go to these WEB sites to down Recuvahttp://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.htmlwww.filehippo.com/download_recuva

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Jul 24, 2012


SD and Micro SD memory cards has a smallslide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memorycard. Slide the switch from the READ position tothe WRITE position, which is furthest away from the contacts.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on May 04, 2012


Set the picture mode to one of the color modes. The MSAP settings allow you to control every aspect of your picture, including whether you get color or b&w pics.
Full details are in the "Picture mode" section on page 63 of the manual.

Olympus E-420... | Answered on Mar 21, 2012

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