20 Most Recent Olympus i:robe IR-500 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

you should be able to go through the card manufacturer and get "recovery software" that will help you get the pictures back off the card. It is likely that the card has gone bad.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Mar 15, 2017

Removing the memory stick without using the "safely remove hardware" function is probably the cause cause of your problem. The pics are still there but you need a 3rd party machine to read them. Go to a Walmart and plug the card into one of their picture making machines. You can print the pics or even make a CD of them. Once you have them safely in your possession, format the card in the camera and in the future, don't forget to use the "safely remove hardware" function on your computer.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Jan 17, 2011


If the display is working, for example, the start up screen comes up when you turn the camera on and you can review old pictures....then, the problem is with the CCD. This is the sensor that picks up the light to produce the image. The CCD has either failed or the connection to it is broken, Unfortunately, the cost to repair this model camera is more than the cost of a new one ($100+). I suggest that you replace this camera.

However, if LCD panel is at Fault, you could replace it. Sending the Unit for repair won's make any sense as it would cost you really High. There is one more catch - The LCD panel for this Model is not easily available. So taking all this into consideration - Time, Money, Value - I would advise you to buy a new one or Even used on around 120 bucks ( Without any repair or damage ). That would value more than this.

Note - If CCD is at Fault, few brands like Sony would replace that without any Charge. In that case, Contact Olympus, if they are also replacing it without any Charge.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Jan 16, 2010

you need to format the card for your camera to access it. Backup the data first to a computer

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Aug 16, 2009

Your shutter is staying open too long. Do you have it set on "bulb" or "time exposure" or something like that? It doesn't happen on flash pics because the flash is so short, it freezes the action.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Aug 12, 2009

By default Olympus cameras do not print the date on the images when they are downloaded to a PC. Olympus does not include this functionality because they feel that it detracts from image quality. There is a function of the camera called print order that you can set that it will print the date on the images but this is only if you take the card to a photo processing store. However if you use the Olympus Master software and print the images that you have previously transferred there is a check box in the print setting window that you can add the date and or time to the printed image.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Jun 11, 2009

By rotating the display, users can use it to view their subject when taking low-angle, high-angle, and a wide range of other shots. When closed, the multi-swing display also ensures carefree portability by protecting both the lens and the LCD screen. The IR-500 is the first Olympus camera to feature a multi-swing display with 360° rotation capability. It is especially useful in Self Portrait Shooting. The multi-swing display's 360° rotation capability makes it easy to shoot self-portraits as well as other people and scenery. Users can view themselves on the LCD screen while shooting, and use the camera's Self Portrait mode to ensure optimum exposures.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Feb 18, 2009

I would suggest this is not going to be a viable task. at any level You taking it to pieces and then finding replacement parts. Contact Olypus for advice My guess is that a 'repair' will be near the cost of replaceing the camera. Photo stores [such as Jessops here in the UK] seel Screen protection material. this is like a heavy duty self adhesive tape- which can be cut to size for your screen. That I suggest is a low cost fix.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 27, 2007

The Olympus LI-12B (supplied) or LI-10B lithium ion battery can be used with this camera. Do not use any other type of battery. The battery is not fully charged when the camera is purchased. Charge the battery using the supplied cradle before using the camera.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The AC Adapter that is used with the S-HD-100 is the A-511 AC Adapter part number 200370,and can be purchased from the Olympus Emporium at http://www.olympusamerica.com/store, or by calling 1(800) 201-7766.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable (packaged with the camera) is required for downloading images from the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at: http://www.olympusamerica.com/store or by calling (800) 201-7766.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The IR-500 has a thin body with a folded light path lens unit, which packs the 2.8x optical zoom power into the camera's exceptionally thin body. This, along with the 11x digital zoom combine for a seamless 30x total zoom.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The IR-500 has an automatic slideshow function that provides continuous playback of stored images. A total of 9 transition effects are offered, including Normal, Scroll, Fade, Zoom Down and Random.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The IR-500 allows you to create custom photo albums that can be organized in 12 separate albums for easy viewing. Each album can hold up to 100 images. As a result, users can carry their favorite photos right in the camera, and enjoy viewing them wherever and whenever they wish.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The IR-500 allows you to display pictures in a calendar. When still pictures and movies are shot, the camera automatically sets the pictures to the calendar according to the shooting date. The calendar can be displayed in three ways: as a one-month display, 12-month display, or multi-year display. Select the desired date, month, or year from each calendar display.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

The LCD screen is a 2.5-Inch High-Definition LCD. This 210,000-pixel high-definition semi-transmissive LCD monitor maximizes the advantages of both transmissive and reflective technologies to assure excellent visibility and high picture quality even when viewed in bright outdoor light.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

This icon represents Movie Mode Camera Shake Correction In Movie mode, digital camera shake correction can be applied to reduce image unsteadiness and camera shake.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

In addition to digital photo shooting, the Total Imaging Solution products support convenient Dock & Done photo storage, management, and printing for more carefree shooting and easy image handling. Dock & Done allows you to Dock the camera, and then organize, print, and store photos quickly and hassle-free virtually anywhere, without the use of a computer.

Olympus i:robe... • Answered on Sep 01, 2005

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