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Hi, Have you checked the menu settings? you can set it to pop up auto or manual, just a thought

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Feb 01, 2011


1/4 inch, 20 threads per inch British Standard Whitworth. If a BSW bolt is unavailable, 1/4"-20 UNC will work. Be careful you don't get one that's too long; you don't want to screw the bolt through the bottom of the camera.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


Here is a link to your manual.You do not have to sign up for anything and there is no junk after.Click download,then enter the 5 digit code and press download again.It will open a menu.If you want to save it permananetly click save.It will most likely save to your documents folder.For 1 time use click run.You may want to save this site for future reference also.It is excellent and has a wide variety of electronics.If you are using manual mode,you need a high shutter speed.perhaps 250 or 500.It captures fast moving objects better.If you have any questions or need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.I really encourage responses so I can follow up properly as I know where you stand and asking someone else restarts all the explaining because we cannot see other 'Expert's' responses.Good luck,Greg
You want to use S mode which gives priority to the shutter speed.It appears that you can change the ISO setting if the camera will not operate with a high shutter speed because there is not enough light with the aperture set at it's lowest possible setting.With a film camera,the ISO is automatically set when you put the film in.It is built in to automatically detect the ISO of the film you are using.Also,for high speed shots,you want a higher rated ISO film.The majority of film sold is 100 and 400 but you may need to go to one higher than 400.With higher ISO ratings though,the pictures become a little grainier.The quality may not be as well as 100 but it will result in non blurry photos.First though,I would try a film rated at 400.Take some pictures of a car in a 45 MPH zone or something fast moving to kind of get a little better understanding of what happens AND TAKE NOTES.Practicing just a little bit will help you very much in seeing what happens when you do whatever.Good luck again,Greg
Please do not approve/disapprove this unless you are completely sure that the information I supplied is all that you need because it will cut off our communication link if you do.Also,S mode info is on page 43 of your manual.If you already don't know,holding the picture take button down half way gets the camera focused.Also practice that if you aren't confident about your focusing.You will also get a better feel for the difference in button position from when you focus to the position when the shutter clicks to take the picture.

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


That's how a DSLR camera works. When you are setting up the shot, the image through the lens is reflected by a mirror up to the viewfinder. When you snap the picture, the mirror flips out of the way so the image can be registered on the sensor and then the mirror flips back. So, for that time, there is no image in the viewfinder.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


Install flash on hot shoe and use shutter speed on camera set to no faster than 1/125. Read the owners manul for flash AND camera. Be careful, some trigger voltages may be higher than what your cdamera can handle and may ruin internal flash usage, if not camera itself. better to use a Wein Safesynch hot shoe. This mounts ion hotshoe of camera and flash is attached to this.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


Test the situation with a different card - try powering down, removing batteries and powering back up after loading an alternate card.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


Check the Card slot, contacts, dirt, etc.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


Have you considered NOT connecting your camera to your computer?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010


Have you tried formatting the cards in the camera to get them working? Be advised that this will erase them so download any pics first using a separate card reader. typrice_46.jpg

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


Your camera would have to have a feature called "live view" to be able to do that....yours does not.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010


Is the flash on "auto"? It may be turned off in your settings

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


First see if it is because of your flash recharging. You can also try putting the camera into sport mode and see if that helps.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


Do a manual reset: remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. However, this blue picture problem doesn't sound like a reset will fix it.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


Don't start taking your camera apart just yet. The first thing I would investigate is the memory card. Try the camera without the card in it, or with a different card. Try formatting the card (after getting all your pictures off- they will be deleted).

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


Hi! Its definitely a faulty memory card problem. Please replace it and you'll be good. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


To do that, you would need a camera that has "live view"...yours does not.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


Hi, may be its the mem card it self try another one to see and verify if the buuton on the card if
is in write protect position if not its probly a camera internal circuit defect,or the capacity of tthe card is to high or is a missmatch with the cam brand and mem card...

hope that will ..help
Regards Alan.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010


Most likely reason is that you have inserted the wrong type of memory card or put the right type in the wrong way around. If the camera is using the memory card alright, then it may be that the catch is broken, but I would have expected you to have called that "door does not stay closed".

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010

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