How to Set the Timer on the Olympus Evolt 500


A timer can be an extremely useful tool when making photographs. You can use this feature to make self portraits. It's also helpful when making long exposures or photographing at night, because it can help reduce camera shake, or blurriness, that occurs when the camera is moved while the shutter is still open. "You can set the camera to trigger the shutter after either 12 or 2 seconds," says the Olympus Evolt 500 camera manual.

  • Turn on the Olympus Evolt 500 camera.

  • Press the self-timer button to turn the self-timer feature on. It is located on the back of the camera to the right of the LCD monitor and above the arrow pad.

  • Use the control dial located on top of the camera to the right of the mode dial to set how long you'd like to timer to wait before it automatically takes a photograph.

  • Press the shutter release button, the button you push to take a picture, located on top of the camera above the mode dial to begin the two- or 12-second timer.

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  • "Olympus Digital camera E-500 Advanced Manual"; 2005
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