Having problems with your Olympus EVOLT E-510 Body Only Digital Camera ?

Olympus E510, Flash Flicker

\015 This was posted May 23,2008 by JP. \302\240I have EXACTLY the same problem with my Olympus E510 and really need a solution.\015\012"I purchased a olympus evolt 510 - having problems taking picture in the dark. The camera will take 30 second to focus and sometimes will not take a picture at all. Also I find when I am in doors the camera will take a substantial amount of time to focus on an object this is specifically when the flash is in use. The flash seems to be adjusting flickering constantly. Seriously Annoying."\015\012Thanks,\015\012Dave\015

Answers :

If you are in a low lit area with the camera dial set to Auto the flash will do a strobing type of flash trying to help allow more light into the scene. This is called the AF illuminator function. To just go ahead and take the image, put the camera dial to P (program Auto) go to Menu - go to Wrench 1 tab - then right arrow over and then down arrow to AF Illum - right arrow and turn this function from On to Off and then take the image in the P mode setting. No flash flicker should occur.
There is nothing happening when the camera is switched on. The battery is fine.
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