I have an old Olympus E10 that I retired from service so my wife could use it for shooting our kids. This past week for some odd reason the camera all of a sudden has gone "black." If you look through the viewfinder you can't see any image and the same is true for the LCD panel. I have checked everything and I can't find out what the problem is. It was working fine one minute and then the next it goes black. If I point the camera down and there is a light source above me I can see faint glows of light on the LCD screen if I go into that mode. It will still attempt to take a picture but the image is, as you guessed it, black. Can anyone help me on this or is the camera just given up the fight? Thanks for you help.
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Once a week, I climb a mountain and shout for all the world to hear...."the only truly waterproof camera is one in a specially-designed plastic waterproof housing. Any point and shoot camera that says it's waterproof WILL LEAK! You just don't know when."
This camera is not capable to shoot images in black and white as this is not a menu selectable feature of this camera. You can take the image in color and then download it to your computer and then using photo editing software change the image to black and white or monotone using the edit function in that photo editing program.
You do have a one year factory warranty from date of purchase - suggestion is to send it in for evaluation as it could be a problem with the chip inside the camera that controls image processing. It sounds like that chip may need to be replaced. You can call Olympus Customer Service at 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3 to discuss the repair process with them.
Sounds as if the camera would need to be sent to Olympus for service. You may want to call their Customer Service to discuss repair options and pricing. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.
You didn't say what type of batteries you are using. Best are CR-V3 lithium which should give 500 shots. 2300 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries should give 200 shots. Worst are alkalines which Olympus do not recommend. Have you checked the contacts in the bottom of the battery chamber for cleanliness?
I have yhe same problem. I have discovered that the Thin PCB for the buttons are the problem. If you find a fellow with another C765 fault you can exchange the display and keyboard. If I understand Olympus they can repair to a very high price.
I use a 2500L for studio portraits and the E10 is on order.
Invest in the remote release (the E10 is a huge improvement over the 2500L on that score), the
ac adaptor - no need for extra batteries at all and if you wire the computer to the camera you will
only need one (fairly large) memory card.
The last facility I just mentioned will be an absolute boon in the studio - not so outside.
I have an iBook with USB and the way I have had it explained to me is that the camera memory card
physically mounts on the desktop of the computer just like another storage device.
The thing I hate about compact flash cards is the adaptor that I need to use to download to my iMac
and iBook makes things very fiddly but CF cards are much more robust than Smat Media. In a studio
with the E10 you would never need to remove the card from the camera!
The benefits are huge. Take a shot (or shots) copy them straight onto your hard disk, open them,
manipulate them and print them. And take the money!
One other thing. I always shoot at the highest resolution with no compression - ie TIFF files. On the
E10 they are 12 megabytes each I guarantee that the moment you choose to shoot images at the lower