Olympus E-P5 Menus

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Page always under construction. More notes to be added/expanded. Last change 5/1/2017 - adding to SCP menu, not completed so far.


Use the camera Info button to toggle extra help information on/off during Menu access.

Press the camera Menu button and the full set of menus may be shown.

Colours used are my invention for display convenience here, they do not relate to any colours in the camera menus.

Shooting Menu 1Basic shooting options
Shooting Menu 2Advanced shooting options
Playback MenuPlayback and edit options
Custom MenuCustomising the settings
A - AF/MF 
B - Button/Dial/Lever   
C - Release/MultiShot   
D - Display/Sound/PC  
E - Exp/Meter/ISO  
F - Flash Custom  
G - Files/Colour/WB  
H - Record/Erase   
 I - Movie   
J - Utility
 Accessory Port MenuPenPal, EVF settings
 Setup MenuBasic setups, date etc.


The Custom Menu and Accessory Port Menu are optional (but very necessary) and are selected to be shown via the Setup Menu.

Find the SCP (Super Control Panel) here, and the RC Menu  here.



 Shooting Menu 1

Card SetupAll Erase - Erase all non-protected images.
Format - Clean the card back to nothing. Does not actually erase images, files can be recovered with third party recovery programs.
Reset/MySetReset - Basic or full reset of settings. Leave battery out for a day should also reset everything.
MySet1 - MySet2 - MySet3 - MySet4 - the first "Set" means read the stored MySet into the camera, press Right and the next "Set" means to write the current camera settings into the MySet. See my help page here which is for E-PL5 but is the same for all following bodies.
Picture ModeChoices of - 1. i-Enhance, 2. Vivid, 3. Natural, 4. Muted, 5. Portrait, Monotone, Custom, (and Art Modes) -1. Pop Art, 2. Soft Focus, 3. Pale & Light Colour, 4. Light Tone, 5. Grainy Film, 6. Pin Hole, 7. Diorama, 8. Cross Process, 9. Gentle Sepia, 10. Dramatic Tone, 11, Key Line, 12. Watercolour.
File TypeStill Picture - Choices of 4 jpeg settings, or 4 jpeg + raw, or raw only. Use Custom Menu G to set choices.
Movie - Choice of FullHD Fine, FullHD Normal, HD Fine, HD Normal, m-jpeg HD, m-jpeg SD
Image Aspect4:3 - 4608 x 3456
16:9 - 4608 x 2592
3:2 - 4608 x 3072
1:1 - 3456 x 3456
3:4 - 2592 x 3456
Large/Medium/Small sizes can be set in Custom Menu G - File Set to fix the choices for L/M/S file pixel count. The raw file is always the full 16MP 4:3 image. In Olympus Viewer 3 the chosen crop is displayed on the thumbnail, and that can be bypassed to use the whole 4:3 image.
Digital Tele-ConverterOff/On - On takes the centre 4MP and interpolates to chosen image size MP for the jpeg, the raw file still is 4:3 ratio full resolution image.




  Shooting Menu 2

Shooting ModeChoose from single or burst mode, also 2/12 sec timer delay, combined or not with anti-shock delay (diamond symbol in shooting modes means anti-shock is enabled, the anti-shock needs to be set up in Custom Menu E).
Image StabiliserStills - S-IS Auto (camera chooses appropriate mode), S-IS Off, S-IS 1 (all directions), S-IS 2 (for horizontal panning), S-IS 3 (for horizontal panning while holding in portrait orientation)
Movie - M-IS On/Off.
BracketingSet up bracketing for AE/WB/FL/ISO/ART/HDR
Multiple ExposureSet Frame Off/2 frame, Auto Gain Off/On, Overlay Off/On
Time Lapse SettingsSet Off or On - max 99 frames, also set start wait timer, Interval time and Time Lapse Movie On/Off
RC ModeSet Off/On, when On then OK button initiates RC mode menu, Info to cycle through RC menu to SCP if set. Max flash sync speed changes from usual 1/320 of the pop-up to 1/250 max. Need FP mode ability in the flash to go to faster shutter speeds in hot-shoe or in RC mode. Link to RC Menu.




  Playback Menu

SlideshowStart - Slideshow begins
BGM - Choose background music, or leave it off
Effect - Choose change effect
Slide - Choose All/Stills/Movie to show
Slide Interval - Set from 2 secs to 10 secs
Movie Interval -  Choose Full or Short (start of clip only)
Display RotationSet On/Off  image rotation when camera rotated
EditEdit still images and save as new jpegs
Print OrderSave images with printing instructions
Reset protectCancel image protection for all images
Connection to SmartphoneUse WiFi to connect to Phone, setup only needed once




Accessory Port Menu

A. Olympus PenPal ShareSub menu of Address Book, Picture Send Size and more.
B. Olympus PenPal AlbumSub Menu to set up and use Album
C. Electronic ViewfinderSub Menu to adjust Colour Temperature and Brightness, also on/off for eye sensing for VF-4

PenPal largely superseded now by WiFi access ability.



Setup Menu

Date and Time Set the Date and Time and method of display Y/M/D etc. If using 2 or more cameras, make sure to synchronise the cameras before a session or a holiday. To correct time errors use  Fastone Viewer or jpgtime programs.
LanguageChoose from 34 languages
LCDSet display Colour Temperature -7 warm look to /+7 cold look and Brightness -7 to +7, may need +7 on sunny days. The Info button toggles the display between Vivid and Natural setting. 
Record ViewSet the time that the just recorded image shows from Off to 20 seconds. Auto will switch to Playback mode, that is equivalent to Hold on other cameras. At any time the shutter button can interrupt and go back to shooting mode. I use 2 seconds to get a quick idea of any Blinkie (Shadow & Highlight) problems.
WiFi SettingsOptions are:-
WiFi Connect Settings - Off/Select (select which method to use each time)/One-Time (uses different password each time)/Private (uses preset password)
Private Password - change password for Smartphone connection, default is shown. Press Red button to cycle through new random password numbers.
Reset Share Order - Yes/No to cancel image sharing via a network
Reset WiFi Settings - Yes/No  will reset all settings to start again.
Menu DisplaySelect to show either or both or neither of Custom  and Accessory Port  menus.
FirmwareShow the body and attached items firmware levels. Use USB connection and Olympus Viewer 3 or the Firmware Updater program to check live online if any updates are needed. Turn camera on and use Storage Mode and press OK when connecting to the computer for updates.


RC Menu

Flash Group A (the RC slaves)TTL/Auto/Manual/OffFor TTL & Auto = Flash Compensation, For Manual = power setting. FlashRegular Flash or FP mode
Flash Group B (the RC slaves)TTL/Auto/Manual/OffFor TTL & Auto = Flash Compensation, For Manual = power setting. SignalsLo/Mid/Hi power setting of control signals.
Flash Group C (the RC slaves)TTL/Auto/Manual/OffFor TTL & Auto = Flash Compensation, For Manual = power setting. ChChannel 1/2/3/4, change if interference.
Camera Flash (the pop-up)TTL/Manual/OffFor TTL = Flash Compensation, For Manual = power setting. 

The above is a rough copy of the RC menu layout with the possibilities available in the yellow boxes.
The RC menu when enabled via Shooting Menu 2, is selected via the OK button and the Info button will cycle between RC and SCP menus if both are enabled.
If FP mode is enabled then for shutter speeds of 1/125 and faster the flashes go to FP mode and fire a burst that covers the period that the shutter slit travels across the sensor, maximum distance range is reduced somewhat. For regular flash the maximum shutter speed is limited to 1/250 as top speed.
The 4th line controls the camera flash and if the FL-600R is used (not available to test here) my guess is that the control options would also then include Auto flash mode.



SCP - the Super Control Menu


ISO, can be Auto or set from 100 up to 25600White Balance:
Choose from a selection of Auto and many light types, plus custom settings.
WB offset: Fine tune white balance to tastePicture Mode: Choices for jpeg type from I-enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom,  Art 1-12
WB Offset: Fine tune white balance to tasteSharpness: Range -2 to +2Contrast: Range -2 to +2
Flash Modes:
Auto (camera decides when to use flash),
Red-Eye,
Fill-In (flash fires every time),
Off,
Red-Eye Slow (allows slow shutter speed),
Slow (allows slow shutter speed),
Slow2 (allows slow shutter speed with second curtain sync),
Full (press Info to adjust power)
Shooting Mode: Regular or anti-shock (diamond symbol), high and low speed burst, various delay timer options.Metering: Matrix (ESP), centre weighted or centre spot and spot highlight and spot shadow.Saturation: Range -2 to +2Gradation: Auto, Norm, High, Low
AF Mode:
S-AF, C-AF, MF, S-AF+MF, C-AF+tracking.
AF Layout:
Press OK to allow dials to alter single box position.
Press OK then press Info to lead to choices of AF layout, 9 boxes, 35 boxes, single large box, single small box.
Face Priority: Off, Face, Face and Eyes, Face & Right Eye, Face & Left Eye.Colour Space: sRGB or Adobe RGB
Flash Compensation, up to Plus/Minus 3. Under most conditions this is additive to both RC flash comp and on flash comp comtrol.File types:
Selections from the 4 basic jpeg file types
set up in Custom Menu G - File Set
Aspect rato:
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 3:4
4:3 being base resolutuion of all RAW files and is 4608 x 3456 pixels. The jpegs are a crop from the raw file.
Fn Function:
Shows the Fn button assignment
Body Stabilisation:
Off
S-IS1 for still shots
S-IS2 for panning sideways
S-IS3 for panning up/down
S- IS Auto detects panning if any
File type extension box, usually shows if RAW selected in this space.

An attempt above to show a chart similar to the SCP layout. Under Construction, more to add to this chart
The SCP is enabled via the Custom Menu D - Control Settings, revealed by pressing the OK button. Roll through the items with the rear dial, and roll through the item possibilities with the front dial. Or touch screen the item then roll the front dial. Need to press OK again, sometimes twice, to fix the change.




 E-P5 Custom Menu Full Listing


A     AF/MF           

AF Mode  For Stills and Movies can set up the choice for each from S-AF, C-AF, MF, S-AF+MF, C-AF+TR
Full-time AFSet it On for continuous focus using constant AF (drains battery more) or Off to only work when shutter or assigned button causes AF.
AEL/AFLSet Modes for S-AF, C-AF, MF to make the shutter button and assigned AEL/AFL button behave as desired
Reset LensSet On to make the lens return to infinity focus or Off to stay where last focused at power off.
Bulb/Time FocusingIn MF, during exposure On allows focus using the lens focus ring, Off locks the focus during the exposure.
Focus RingSet focus ring to clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation.
MF AssistSet On to cause the preview image to magnify when the focus ring is touched, Off for no change to preview magnification.
Focus Spot Set HomeFor 4 different focus spot modes, set the home position.
AF Illuminat.Set On for the AF lamp to assist with close to medium range focus, Off for no light.
Face PrioritySet Face Detection Off or On or nearest eye, or left eye or right eye.
          
B    Button/Dial/Lever       
       
Button FunctionSet up the function(s) that will happen when pressing the Fn/Red/Right/Down/Pad operation/Len FN button. Need to explore the possibilities by experiment and reading the manual on pages 85-86. Choose from: Exposure Compensation - ISO Setting - White Balance Adjust - AE Lock or AF Lock - Video Start/Stop - Depth of Field Preview - White Balance Set - Choose AF Target - Home AF Target - Toggle AF/MF Mode - Toggle RAW/RAW+JPEG - Test Picture - Hold for MySet - Turn LCD On/Off - Wide/Tele Toggle for 12-50mm lens in Underwater Casing - Display Live Guides - Toggle 2x Digital Tele Converter - Magnify - Focus Peaking - AF Stop - Burst/Timer Modes - Flash Modes - HDR Bracket - AE Bracket - Art Bracket. The Right & Down buttons have a restricted set of options - Flash Mode/Exposure Compensation/White Balance/ISO/Burst-Timer
Button functions are not stored when using MySets assigned to the Mode dial. If using MySets that way then all MySets need to have all buttons set the same way, or any manual change of buttons won't be changed by those Mode dial MySets.
Dial FunctionSets the way the control dial is used in each of the modes, press the Up button to change functions. Not explained in E-P5 Manual. A large variety of combinations possible changing controls from front to rear dials, choices from -
P Mode: Program Shift, Exposure Compensation, Flash Compensation. 
A Mode: Aperture, Exposure Compensation, Flash Compensation.
S Mode: Shutter, Exposure Compensation, Flash Compensation.
M Mode: Aperture, Shutter.
Menu: Up/Down & Value, Left/Right.
Playback: Thumbnails/Magnify, Previous/Next.
Dial DirectionSet the direction the dial turns to increase/decrease the settings.
Mode Dial FunctionAllows the 4 MySets to be assigned to any 4 Mode dial spots. At turn on the MySet is applied to the dial spot, or twist away and back and the MySet is reapplied to the dial spot to reset temporary changes. Button assignments are not stored by MySets assigned to the Mode Dial despite what the manual implies. My MySet and Dial help page is here.
Lever FunctionMode 1 - Lever 1-Follow dial function settings. Lever 2- Front ISO, rear WB.
Mode 2 - Lever 1-Follow dial function settings. Lever 2- Front WB, rear ISO.
Mode 3 - Lever 1-Follow dial function settings. Lever 2- Red button Start/Stop video.
Mode 4 - Change AF mode with lever, sets AF mode for each of 1 and 2 positions, default is MF for position 2, can change it to anything via the SCP.
              
C    Release/Burst    
Rls Priority SSet On for shutter release even when auto focus is not attained, Off to cause the shutter release to only happen when proper auto focus is attained.
Rls Priority CSet On for shutter release even when auto focus is not attained, Off to cause the shutter release to only happen when proper auto focus is attained.
 L fpsChoose Low speed frame advance from 1/2/3/4/4.5/5 fps, AF is effective for all frames, speed may be slower than this.
 H fpsChoose Hi speed frame advance from 5/6/7/8/9 fps and auto focus only happens for first frame, actual speed may be slower.
+ IS OffSet On means that no stabilisation is used in burst mode, set Off means that stabilisation is used in burst mode.
Half Way Rls with ISWhen On, in-body stabilisation (IBIS) works with half press of shutter and during exposure. Off, in-body stabilisation only works during exposure. Half press IBIS noise sometimes annoys, not really needed maybe below 100mm focal length, certainly useful at 150mm to 300mm.
Lens I.S. PrioritySet On allows the OIS in unswitched lenses to have priority over the IBIS, also IBIS must be set On for this to happen. If using a switched OIS lens then the switch overrides everything and uses OIS regardless of Lens IS Priority settings and IBIS setting. If any lens OIS is active then IBIS is automatically disabled. They never work together. This item does not apply to Olympus lenses with OIS, in that case the Olympus lens OIS switch controls the stabilisation.
Release Lag-TimeNormal is usual release timing. Short lessens time of shutter release, but uses up battery power to hold shutter in a pre-cocked state, sensitive to shock.
         
D    Disp/Beep /PC                              
HDMISelect HDMI output of 1080i/720p/480p-576p and set HDMI control On or Off where On allows suitable TV remotes to control the camera replay via the HDMI cable.
Video OutChoose NTSC or PAL TV standard to suit your TV or recorder.
Control SettingsChoose how the shooting modes of PASM/iAuto/Art/Scn display the Live Control/Live SCP/Live Guide/Art Menu /Scene Menu. Check the chart on page 78 & 88 of the manual and experiment with what you need to see when the Info button is cycled. SCP Menu here.
Info SettingsChoose what displays when Info button is pressed for Live view/Playback/Index playback. In each case you can choose any, all or none of the options.
For Playback choose - Image only, Overall, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow (blinkies), Light Box (depends on another setting)
For Live View choose - Histogram, Highlight & Shadow (blinkies), Image only, Level Gauge.
For Thumbnail view choose - 4 display, 9 display, 25 display, 100 display, calendar display.
Displayed GridChoose one of five different grid overlays for live view, or Off for no grid.
Picture Mode SettingsChoose which Picture Modes will be available when Picture Mode is selected. Choices are any or all of I-Enhance, Vivid, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom (user sets this up), Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolour.
Histogram SettingsSet the upper and lower boundaries shown on the histogram, also has an effect on the blinkies = Highlight &  Shadow feature. I keep them at 255,0 and use with the blinkies (Highlight & Shadow). Usually any Blinkies that appear in live view are less in the review image, and in the raw file there is often no saturated channel. Blinkies only blink on review, they don't blink in live view but are steady display.
Mode GuideSet On to display the Mode when the dial is turned, or Off for no Mode display. The actual mode selected by the MySets is always displayed on the LCD, when the icons are displayed.
Live View BoostSet On to more easily see what's in the frame, particularly for low light or low key shots. Set Off to show more or less what the actual exposure will look like. When On the Exposure Compensation has no effect on the preview or the preview histogram or blinkies, but does have an effect on the actual  exposure. When Off the Exposure Compensation does have an effect on the preview.
Frame RateThe manual says to set High for reduced frame lag, but also says "image quality may drop". I haven't experimented with this but this is the refresh rate for the LCD/Viewfinder. So only the preview image quality will drop and not the final image quality. Be aware that various settings like i-Enhance, Art modes, and Peaking will grey out this item.
Art LV ModeMode 1 always displays the filter effect in the preview (and slows everything down), Mode 2 turns off the preview showing of the filter effect.
Flicker reductionReduces flicker under some lighting types such as fluorescent, Selections are Off, Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz.
LV Close Up ModeMode 1 will cancel the magnify zoom at half press of the shutter, Mode 2 does not cancel the magnify effect.
Peaking SettingsChoice of white or black edges to sharply focused parts of the image, an aid to manual focus.
Backlit LCDSet brightness to hold for 8 sec/ 30 sec/ 1 min/ hold. At end of period drops back to dim display to save power.
SleepSet time delay before camera sleeps, 1 min/ 3 min / 5 min or Off. Saves power, awakens with button press.
Auto Power OffTime delay before camera shuts off, 5 min, 30 min, 1 hour, 4 hours, Off.
Beep SoundSet On or Off, I set it Off to get rid of the very annoying focus beeps and other random beeps.
USB ModeChoices of Auto/Storage/MTP/Print. Leaving it at Auto will display the options when the USB is connected. Storage should be used for in/out operations including firmware updates.
    
E    Exp/  meter/ISO   
EV StepSet the increment used for exposure parameters, choices are 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 1EV.
Noise Reduct.Set On, Off, Auto. This is dark frame subtraction, where an equal period dark frame is shot after a (normally) long exposure shot. The dark frame reveals the long exposure noise which is then subtracted from the actual image to make it cleaner. This doubles the time an exposure takes, so a 10 second exposure will take 20 seconds. Auto means that it will only kick in for 4 seconds or longer shutter times.
Noise FilterChoices are Off, Low, Standard, High. Only has an effect on the jpegs, can reduce jpeg noise at the expense of reducing image detail, leads to a smearing "plastic" effect at higher ISO. I always leave it Off.
ISOChoices are Auto, Low (~100), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 if ISO Step is set to 1EV. Choices for 1/3 EV step are Auto, Low, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600. Above 6400 being really marginal quality for most situations.
ISO StepSet to 1EV or 1/3EV
ISO-Auto SetSet High and Low limits to ISO. Base is normally left at 200. High can be as high as you can endure with 1600 being a relatively safe limit to start with..
ISO-AutoChoose P/A/S or All where P/A/S has Auto ISO for PAS modes but manual ISO for Manual mode. All allows Auto ISO to work for all of the PASM modes.
MeteringSet the metering mode, choose for Matrix, centre weighted, spot, spot hi, spot sh(adow). Spot hi allows for highlights to stay bright, spot shadow allows shadows to remain dark. You need to experiment with that last two to see what they do for you.
AEL MeteringChoices of auto, matrix, centre weighted, spot, spot hi, spot sh. This sets what the AEL assigned button does when pressed. Auto follows what the current preview metering mode is.
This means you could have the AEL button set to Spot and the regular Metering set to Matrix. That way the AEL button will do a spot reading and lock it, and release at next AEL press.
Bulb/Time TimerSet the maximum time for Bulb and Time shooting. Choices are 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes.
Bulb/Time MonitorAdjusts LCD and EVF brightness when Bulb/Time is selected, usually a night scene so -7 is appropriate to start with.
Live BulbSet Live Bulb display interval timing. Off, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 seconds. Display count will be ISO 200=24, 400=19, 800=14, 1600=9 times.
Live TimeSet Live Time display interval timing. Off, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 seconds. Display count will be ISO 200=24, 400=19, 800=14, 1600=9 times.
Anti-ShockChoices of Off, 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 seconds. This sets the delay between the shutter initial closure after shutter button press until the shutter runs for the exposure. Helps lessen shutter shock or tripod shake. Can use this delay in burst mode to get say 1 shot per second while the shutter button is held down.

When set to 0 then electronic first curtain shutter is used, a slight 25mS delay is added and is used automatically at speeds of 1/320 sec or less. This reduces the chance of shutter shock.

Once it is set the anti-shock can then be selected via the SCP or Down button Drive Mode Selection process, or in Shooting Menu 2, and modes that have the diamond are the anti-shock modes. Burst modes may need to deselect anti-shock first by choosing modes that do not have the diamond.
      
F    Flash Custom  
Flash X-SyncSet the maximum flash sync speed, range is 1/60 to 1/320 sec for the built in pop-up flash, is slower top limit for other attached flashes. When using a flash that does not communicate with the body (say, Nikon, or tape the comms contacts) then any shutter speed can be selected with the maximum being 1/500 second before shadow shutter appears.
Flash Slow LimitSet the slowest shutter speed when flash is used, too slow and shake and/or subject blur may occur in parts lit by ambient light, default is 1/60 sec, I usually set it to 1/30 sec. This setting also seems to have an effect on how Auto ISO behaves with ambient light.
Flash Compensation + Exposure CompensationThe manual says....When set to [On], it will be added to the exposure compensation value and flash intensity control will be performed. I have not tested what this does in reality. I leave it Off and manage flash by using Manual mode with selected ISO, Aperture and shutter speed and let TTL flash fill in as appropriate with possible added flash compensation to make things look nice.
             
G     Files/Colour/WB  
File SetCan set up the jpeg compression and the image size for 4 possible combinations. Choices are from Large, Medium, Small for pixel count, and  Super Fine, Fine , Normal, Basic for compression.
These four choices then appear as the four possibilities for the jpeg when using the SCP to select the image output. If using RAW or RAW+jpeg then the jpeg is only usually for checking purposes so a Large-Normal jpeg is perfect for that to save storage space. If relying on jpegs only (unwise) then Large-Fine is the useful choice. The Super Fine choice gains so little in extra quality over the Fine that it is truly not worth bothering with due to its huge size. Better in that case by far to use the RAW and get even better results later with a RAW processing program.
Pixel CountSet the pixel count for Middle and Small images. The Large is always the maximum pixel count for the aspect ratio chosen.
Shading Comp.Set On to help avoid corner darkening (vignetting) with some lenses at some apertures. Can cause slight increase in noise in the corners but does improve the result in the jpeg.
WBSet the White Balance, choices are Auto, 5300K, 7500K, 6000K, 3000K, 4000K, 5500K, user set 1, user set 2, Custom White Balance choice of from 2000K to 14000K. Most allow custom offsets, most have symbols to indicate possible use, ie sunny, cloudy etc. Usually accessed via the SCP instead of digging in the menus.
All WB Plus/MinusAll Set allows a universal offset to all WB settings except Custom White Balance (CWB). This offset is the plus/minus A & G seen in the SCP.
All Reset with a yes/no choice causes all the individual custom settings to be reset.
WB Auto Keep Warm ColourSet to Off to stop the too warm look under artificial hot filament lighting. Best set to Off.
Flash + WBAdjust the Flash white balance, choice of Off, WB Auto, WB Flash. You need to experiment with this until you get the results that please.
Colour SpaceSet to sRGB or Adobe RGB. Has an effect on the jpeg and causes the default first digit of the file name to change from P for sRGB to _ (underscore) for AdobeRGB. The RAW is the same but with a flag in it to indicate which colour space was chosen for the jpeg. The common use is the sRGB space, the larger Adobe RGB space only suits those situations that really need it and can handle it. The RAW of course is even wider colour space so can be handled in any fashion in any colour space.
        
H    Record/Erase 
Quick EraseSet On and the previewed image is immediately deleted when the delete button is pressed. Off and a Yes/ No choice appears for confirmation of delete.
RAW+JPEG EraseChoice to delete RAW+jpeg, or RAW only or jpeg only.
File NameSet to Auto and the file numbers keep increasing even when a new card is inserted, the numbers carry on from the last shot taken or the highest number found on the card, whichever is the highest. A new folder is created on the card when the file number rolls over the 9,999 count to 0001.
Set to Reset, and the file numbering always starts from 0001 on a fresh card inserted or if the card has been formatted.
Find the true shot count of a body by entering the service mode, method is here.
Edit FilenameHere you can edit the first four digits of the filename to something sensible or recognisable. The default for sRGB is Pmddxxxx and for Adobe RGB is _mddxxxx. Where 'm' is the month running from 1 for January to '9' for September and 'A' for October, 'B' for November and 'C' for December. The xxxx runs from 0001 to 9999 then a new folder is created to carry on from 0001 again. The folders run as 100OLYMP\, 101OLYMP\, 102OLYMP at each 9999 overflow.
In my case I identify the bodies in use by editing the filename so E-PL1 body number 1 has PL1Axxxx file names, E-P3 has EP3Axxxx, and the E-PL5 has PL5Axxxx, a second E-PL5 body is PL5Bxxxx, and the two E-P5 are EP5Axxxx and EP5Bxxxx.
Or before a holiday the file names could be set to say JP16xxxx for a holiday to Japan in 2016. Leave it all to the imagination and what may be useful for you. The default "mdd" file name stuff really confuses, the date is in the exif data anyway, why repeat it in the filename?
Priority SetCan set whether Yes or No is the default highlighted when a confirmation is required.
dpi SettingsSets print resolution, not needed to worry about in this day and age, an old hangover from Photoshop days when it tended to more obey the dpi settings over the actual print size required.
Copyright SettingsSet up the required copyright name and artist name to be inserted in all files
         
I    Movie     
Movie ModeSet the movie record mode. Choices of PASM.
Movie SoundCan be set On or Off. Off of course for a silent movie or to add sound later from another source when in post process.
Movie EffectCan be On or Off. On means you have a choice of Multi Echo, One Shot Echo, Art Fade, Movie Teleconverter. See page 29 of the manual for more help.
Wind Noise ReductionChoices of Off, Standard, Low, High. Alters sound filters to try and stop wind buffeting noise in the microphones.
Recording VolumeSet to Low, Medium, High as the occasion requires.
     
J    Utility                 
Pixel MappingUse when needed or every couple of years to map out bad pixels.
Exposure ShiftSets a exposure compensation offset to the various metering modes. Enables a "permanent" offset to any or all of Matrix, Centre-Weighted or Spot metering.
Battery Warning LevelSet to positive values to get the low battery warning earlier.
Level AdjustUse this to calibrate the level gauge, set the camera on a perfectly set builders level, or aim at an ocean horizon to set level. The gauge can be deliberately set to weird angles for consistent special shots at odd angles.
Touch Screen SettingsEnable/disable the touch screen operation.
When On use the LCD icons to select disable/AF/AF + shoot functions, WiFi and more.
Eye-FiEnable/disable upload when using an Eye-Fi card. Using the inbuilt WiFi is more versatile.


Feel free to alert me to errors or bad explanations or to add better descriptions
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