20 Most Recent Olympus D-630 Zoom Digital Camera Questions & Answers


If this exact card has worked in the camera before, chances are it has gone bad. Typically, if the camera says to format the card it is because it does not recognize the card. The only reason this would happen is if the card is unreadable from malfunction, or it is too new of a technology for the camera to recognize.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


IF this camera has the Power-Zoom function [as many newer model cameras do] ... then this function is automatic [if there is any "long-time" between shots] as this is designed to PROTECT the delicate lens mechanism against damage if it should be accidentally dropped and/or knocked against an object.
Most modern cameras have similar safety features built-in to protect your considerable $$ investment [including my camera] ...
IF this is still a problem then go to OLYMPUS Website in your country/region and ask their techs for advice ...

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Nov 23, 2013


The round dail on the right side of the monitor of your camera has a little flower on the left side. Press there to choise the macro mode.
For bokeh, you need a "long" lens and a wide apperature. If possible longer than 50 mm and diafragma as small as 2,8 or smaller. Because the sensor of your camera is small, the focal lenght of the lens is shorter than that. And the apperature starts much higher. So it will be virtual impossible to shoot pictures with bokeh.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013


Time to start using a card reader.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010


Never had a D-630, but the articles I read said yes, you can use a 2gb card.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010


Sorry, but the latest update for your camera was nearly four years ago. I suggest that you contact Olympus directly via the link below to inquire about a Windows 7 driver.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_consumercontact.asp

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Jan 01, 2010


You are so welcome. It is my pleasure!

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Jan 09, 2009


typically this means that the sensor that let's the camera know you are ready to take a picture has been damaged. You will need a technician to look at this to see if it can be repaired.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Jun 25, 2008


The AC adapter recommended for use with the D-630 is the D-7AU (item# 200850). Use this adapter to conserve batteries when downloading to your computer, extended studio shoots, during printing, or while viewing images while connected to your TV or VCR. This can be purchased through authorized dealers or through the Olympus Emporium.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


The camera can be set to retain all your camera settings each time the camera is turned off and on. Press the OK/MENU button. Then press the right arrow to access the Mode Menu. Press the down arrow to highlight the SETUP menu. Press the right arrow to highlight ALL RESET, and then press the right arrow again to highlight ON. Press the OK/MENU to save this setting and return to the Mode Menu. The camera will now retain any settings such as Quality each time you turn off the camera.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


Pixel Mapping is a feature of the camera to check and adjust the CCD and image processing functions. Press the OK/MENU button and then press the right arrow button to enter the Mode Menu. Press the down arrow button until the SETUP tab is highlighted. Press the right arrow button and then the down arrow button until PIXEL MAPPING is highlighted. Press the right arrow key, which will highlight START. Press the OK/MENU. The back of the camera will display an indicator bar with the word BUSY. Once Pixel Mapping is completed the Mode Menu displays. Press the OK/MENU button to resume normal picture taking. The bright dot should no longer appear in your downloaded images.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


When DIGITAL ZOOM is set to ON in the MODE MENU, the lens can zoom into the Digital Zoom portion of the zoom by pressing the zoom (T) button. When you see the zoom indicator on LCD enter the red portion (towards Tele), the image in the viewfinder will become closer. However, since the D-630 is using the digital portion of the zoom, the lens doesn't physically zoom, it takes the existing image and enlarges your image using an electronic program. This can result in a “noisy” or “grainy” look to the image. This is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM. The DIGITAL ZOOM can be turned OFF to prevent you from using this portion of the zoom. Locate DIGITAL ZOOM in the Mode Menu and set it to OFF.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


The D-630 has a 3x optical zoom and a 4x seamless digital zoom. In order to use the digital zoom, press the OK/MENU button on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key to access the Mode Menu. The first setting under the CAMERA tab is DIGITAL ZOOM. Press the right arrow key to highlight this setting and then press again to select ON. Press the OK/MENU button to set the DIGITAL ZOOM to remain ON. When you press the zoom button with the T on it, a zoom indicator will display on the right side of the LCD. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents telephoto as you zoom closer to the subject. When the zoom indicator is in the red zone, you are using the digital portion of the zoom. images taken in the digital zoom will appear “noisy” or “grainy” which is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


If the camera is having a difficult time auto-focusing, you can try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on another subject roughly the same distance from you and then move the camera back to the intended subject and take the picture without losing focus. First, turn the camera on and locate the Autofocus Target Mark in the center of the LCD. The AF Target Mark resembles an open and close bracket [ ]. Position this AF Target Mark on a subject roughly the same distance away as the subject the camera is having trouble focusing on. Press the shutter button halfway enabling the lens to focus. While holding the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at the original subject and press the shutter button all the way down.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


Whenever you are taking pictures of people within six feet of them, it is a good idea to turn on the flash - whether you are indoors or out. The Flash mode is easily accessed via the arrow pad on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key, which has a lightning bolt icon, to enter the Flash Mode. Press the down key to select the lightning bolt icon and press “OK”. The flash will fire every time in this mode. Your outdoor pictures of people should improve in appearance since the flash will fill-in shadows normally apparent in outdoor shots.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


It is possible you were shooting in the NIGHT & PORTRAIT Scene mode. In this mode, the camera sets a slow shutter speed for the background exposure and fires the flash for the subject exposure. Since the shutter speed is slow, your subject should be still and the camera should be on a tripod - otherwise blur can result. Since this mode should only be used when the above conditions can be met, you should select PROGRAM AUTO mode for low light situations where you are taking images within six feet of your subject and the flash is required for proper exposure.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


The MACRO MODE focus range of the D-630 is .4 inches to 26 inches. This means the camera must be between 0.4 inches and 26 inches from the subject for the picture to be in focus.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


The MACRO MODE is easily accessed via the arrow pad on the back of the camera. Press the left arrow key, which has a flower icon, to start the MACRO MODE. Press the down arrow key to select the flower icon in the menu. Then press the OK/MENU button; camera is now set for close-up photography. Remember to turn off the MACRO MODE when you begin shooting subjects beyond the focus range of the MACRO MODE.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005


The shooting modes are as follows: PROGRAM (P)/AUTO Modes. Used for general photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. In PROGRAM AUTO (P) the brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted. Portrait. Suitable for taking a portrait-style photo of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings to produce natural skin tones. Landscape + Portrait. Suitable for taking photos of both your subject and the landscape. This setting allows both the foreground subject and background landscape to be in focus. Landscape. Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings to produce vivid blues and greens. Night and Portrait. Suitable for taking photos of your subject in the evening or at night. Since the shutter speed is slow, it is advised that you use a tripod to support the camera in this mode to help avoid blur from camera shake. Night Scene. Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both foreground subjects and the background. It is advised that you use a tripod to support the camera in this mode to help avoid blur from camera shake. Sports. Suitable for capturing fast moving action without blurring. Even a fast moving object will appear to be stationary. Self Portrait. Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens toward yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting settings. The zoom is fixed in the wide position and cannot be changed. Movie Mode. Enables you to take a QuickTime movie.

Olympus D-630... | Answered on Sep 01, 2005

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