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Built-in flash Why does the EVOLT E-300 camera have a built-in flash?

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Re: Built-in flash

EVOLT E-300 model has been developed to allow everyone to easily enjoy superior digital imaging performance with a consumer-oriented digital SLR camera.

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I've had my E-300 for 3-4 years now with never a problem, until this.... . Recently, whenever I try to upload photos onto my PC I click "Ok" for the "Storage" function, the red light...


Consider 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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Dec 29, 2010 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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Each time I press the shutter button to take a picture the flash keeps flashing fast on and off 3 bursts of about 10 flashed then it takes a pic ??? help


The built-in flash can function as an autofocus illuminator. This helps with focusing in low-light conditions in the AF mode.
To disable this function, press the menu button, then select service1 menuitem, then AF illuminat., and finally, select OFF.

Aug 20, 2010 | Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital Camera

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Internal flash not working on olympus e500


The Xenon flash tube in modern strobes rarely 'burns out'. I would guess that a switch that is activated when the flash pops up is not working properly. More info can be found here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/olympus-dslr/159660-e-500-built-flash-not-working.html

Dec 08, 2009 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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Olympus E-500 - Flash not working at all


you will need to try to reset the camera first through the camera menu by placing the camera mode to P, press menu, right arrow to card, down one to custom reset, right arrow, ok, yes to reset. else you will need to send to repair center

Oct 06, 2008 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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Olympus evolt 410


this is when the camera doesn't have enough light for auto focus! to suppress it, disable the option "auto pop-up" in the settings menu of the camera. you then might risk unsharp images but strobing won't happen until you manually pop-up the built in flash.

to get rid of the whole thing, you can buy one of the olympus e-system external flashes like fl-36 or fl-50. these bring a red-light for auto focus assistance.

Sep 24, 2007 | Olympus E-400 - digital camera

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Built-in flash and an external flash simultaneously


Yes, please see the following table: Optional Flash Flash Control Mode Capacity FL-50 TTL Auto (Super FP flash)/ TTL Auto/ Auto/ Manual/ Manual (Super FP flash) The FL-50 flash can be connected with the E-300 camera through flash power grip: FP-1 and flash cable: FL-CB05. FL-40 Auto/ Manual The external flash cannot be used with the built-in flash. * Only Auto and Manual mode can be set in the concurrent use of FL-40 and the built-in flash. (For their specification design, E-300 and FL-40 can not communicate in TTL Auto and R-TTL Auto modes.) FL-36 TTL Auto (Super FP flash)/ TTL Auto/ Auto/ Manual/ Manual (Super FP flash) The external flash can be used with the built-in flash.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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A sliding pop-up system


A new flash mechanism that slides forward as it pops up assures an adequate angle of illumination while contributing to the camera's low-profile body design. The flash offers broad, even coverage with minimal illumination drop-off at the periphery. In addition, the new design allows a dedicated external flash to be used in tandem with the built-in flash.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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Media cards


You can use Compact Flash cards (Type I and II) and Microdrive. By connecting with the CF Card adapter (MACF-10), xD-Picture Cards can also be used. Basically, you can use any manufacturer's Compact Flash Card in EVOLT E-300. The following Microdrive cards are verified as compatible with the E-300 camera: DSCM Series - DSCM-10340, DSCM-10512, DSCM-11000 3K4 Series - HMS360402D5CF00, HMS360404D5CF00

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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Lenses


ZUIKO DIGITAL Four Thirds System lenses can be used with the EVOLT E-300.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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