Casio Exilim EX-FC300S manual

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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Digital Camera
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User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
This camera includes a BEST SHOT scene for analyzing golf swings. For details about using the golf swing
analysis BEST SHOT scene, see the “Golf Swing Analysis Guide” (page A-1) at the back of this manual.
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As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all accessories shown below
are included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-130)
USB-AC adaptor
(AD-C53U)
USB cable
Power cord Neck strap Basic Reference
* The shape of the power
cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
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. Adjusting the Length of the Strap
You can adjust the length of the strap so it can
be used as a neck strap or a shoulder strap.
1. Pull the strap out at the center
of the buckle in the direction
indicated by 1.
2. Pull the strap in one of the
directions indicated by the
illustration to adjust the length.
Attaching the Neck Strap to the Camera
1. Undo the strap from the buckle
and remove the strap loop A.
3. Pass the end of the strap
through the strap loop ring A
and secure it with the buckle.
2. Attach the loop on the other end
of the strap B to the strap hole
on one side of the camera, and
the loop you removed A to the
other side.
Buckle
Ring
Strap hole
1
To shorten
To lengthen
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• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport, or
YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Read this first!
Take test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Contents
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
❚ Attaching the Neck Strap to the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Monitor Screen Contents and How to Change Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚❙ Quick Start Basics 15
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tilting the Monitor Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Charge the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . . 27
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚ Selecting an Auto Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
❚ To shoot a snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Deleting Snapshots and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial 41
Selecting the Recording Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
❚ Configuring Camera Settings with the Function Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . . 45
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . . 46
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus). . . 48
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . . 51
Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up Level). . . 52
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . . 53
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash). . . 54
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . . 56
Shooting with Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
❚ Monitor Screen Information when Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
❚ Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . . 61
❚ Expanding the Zoom Range to Shoot Clearer Snapshots .(Multi SR Zoom). . . 62
Triggering a Self-timer Operation with Motion . . . . . . . . . . . (Handsfree). . . 62
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❚ Configuring Handsfree Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Handsfree). . . 64
❚ Repositioning the Motion Detection Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Motion Position). . . 64
Digitally Correcting for Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . (HDR). . . 65
Shooting with Artistic Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ART SHOT). . . 66
❚ Saving a Second Normal Image When Shooting
With HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Double (HDR ART)). . . 68
Creating and Using Your Own Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . (CUSTOM SHOT). . . 68
❚❙ Recording Movies 70
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
❚ Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Recording a High-definition Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Recording a High Speed Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Prerecord (Movie)). . . 75
Recording a Movie for YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (For YouTube). . . 77
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . (Snapshot In Movie). . . 78
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT 79
To shoot with BEST SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Shooting Bright Images in the Dark
without Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(High Speed Night Shot). . . 81
Shooting with a Blurred Background . . . . . . . . . . . (Blurred Background). . . 82
Shooting with a Super Wide Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Wide Shot). . . 83
Shooting a Panorama Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slide Panorama). . . 86
Shooting with Priority on Subject Faces . . . (High Speed Best Selection). . . 88
Configuring the Camera to Help You
Better Time Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lag Correction). . . 89
Shooting a Burst of Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (High Speed CS). . . 91
Using Continuous Shutter with Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF-CS). . . 94
Shooting RAW Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Raw Image). . . 95
Shooting with Full Focus Macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(All-In-Focus Macro). . . 96
Shooting Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Snapshot). . . 97
❚❙ Advanced Settings (REC MENU) 98
Configuring Recording Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Configuring Handsfree Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Handsfree). . . 99
Configuring Motion Position Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Motion Position). . . 99
Assigning Functions to the Control Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Control Dial). . 100
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key). . 101
Saving a Second Normal Image When Shooting
With HDR Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Double (HDR ART)). . 101
To select the snapshot image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Image Size). . 102
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Image Quality). . 104
Movie Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Quality). . 104
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO). . 105
Specifying the ISO Sensitivity Upper Limit . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO High Limit). . 106
Zooming with Super Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Zoom (SR)). . 106
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area). . 107
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . (Anti Shake). . 108
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . 109
Shooting with Continuous Auto Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous AF). . 109
Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection). . 110
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom). . .111
Reducing Wind Noise during Movie Recording . . . . . . (Wind Noise Cut). . .111
Recording Beautiful Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up Level). . .111
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift). . .111
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . .111
Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus). . 112
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer). . 112
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering). . 112
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity). . 112
Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness). . 112
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Saturation). . 113
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast). . 113
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light). . 113
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid). . 114
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review). . 114
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help). . 114
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory). . 115
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies 116
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Viewing a Panorama Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
❚ Copying a CS Group Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Scrolling Images at High Speed or by Recording Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Zooming an On-screen Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
❚ Viewing High-quality Movies on a Hi-Vision Television. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
❚❙ Other Playback Functions (PLAY MENU) 128
Displaying Two Movies Side-by-side . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dual Screen Play). . 128
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Slideshow). . 128
❚ Transferring Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . .(MOTION PRINT). . 130
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing). . 131
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting). . 132
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance). . 133
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . (Brightness). . 133
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing). . 134
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect). . 134
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time). . 136
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation). . 136
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Resize). . 137
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Trimming). . 137
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Copy). . 138
Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Divide Group). . 138
Combining CS Images into a Single Still Image . . . . . . . .(CS Multi Print). . 139
Editing a CS Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS Frame Edit). . 139
❚❙ Printing 140
Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and
the Number of Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing). . 143
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer 147
Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
❚ Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Using an SD Memory Card with Built-in LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
❚ Transferring Images with an Eye-Fi Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi). . 156
❚ Using a Smartphone to Play Back Images Stored on a
FlashAir Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FlashAir). . 158
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
❚❙ Other Settings (SETTING) 163
Enabling Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ECO Mode). . 163
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen). . 163
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Eye-Fi). . 164
Configuring FlashAir Card Communication Settings . . . . . . . . (FlashAir). . 164
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sounds). . 164
Creating an Image Storage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Create Folder). . 165
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Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp). . 165
Auto Image Orientation Detection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . (Auto Rotate). . 166
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . .(File No.). . 166
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep). . 167
Configuring Auto Power Off Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Power Off). . 167
Specifying the Operation when the
Monitor Screen is Tilted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen Tilt). . 167
Configuring [p] Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PLAY). . 168
Disabling File Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Delete Key). . 168
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(World Time). . 168
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Adjust). . 169
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style). . 170
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Language). . 170
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB). . 171
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Video Out). . 171
Selecting the HDMI Terminal Output Method . . . . . . . . . . (HDMI Output). . 171
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format). . 172
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset). . 172
❚❙ Appendix 173
Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Precautions During Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
❚ Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
❚ Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
❚ Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . (+Histogram). . 190
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
❚❙ Golf Swing Analysis Guide A-1
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The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
General Guide
1Mode dial
(pages 33, 41, 70)
2Zoom controller
(pages 34, 57, 123)
3Shutter button
(pages 31, 33)
4Flash (page 54)
5[ON/OFF] (Power)
(pages 27, 31)
6Front lamp
(pages 45, 113)
7Strap holes (page 3)
8Function ring
(pages 44, 122)
9Lens
bkMicrophones (page 71)
bl[RING] button
(pages 44, 122)
bm[0] (Movie) button
(page 70)
bnBack lamp
(pages 23, 24, 31, 34,
54)
boTerminal cover
bp[USB/AV] port
(pages 22, 23)
bq[HDMI OUT]
HDMI output (Mini)
(page 125)
br[SET] button
(pages 43, 70, 98)
bs[MENU] button
(pages 70, 98)
bt[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 31, 37)
ckControl dial
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(pages 11, 43, 70, 79,
98, 100)
clMonitor screen
(pages 11, 17, 31, 167)
cmStand (pages 17, 20)
3
2
1 4 6 7
5
8
9 br
ck bt bs
cl
cm
bk bo
bm
bl bn 7
bp
bq
Front Back
cp cn
cq co
Bottom
cnBattery/memory card slots (pages 20, 29)
coBattery cover
cpTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
cqSpeaker
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. Control Dial
In addition to using the up, down, left, and right buttons, you can also use the control
dial to perform operations.
• Depending on the function, certain operations cannot be performed using the
control dial.
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording (1 Shot)
Monitor Screen Contents and How to Change Them
1Self-timer mode (page 45)
2Face Detection (page 110)
3Recording mode (page 33)
4Image deterioration indicator/
Zoom (SR) indicator (page 60)
5Remaining movie memory
capacity (page 70)
6Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 199)
7Snapshot image size/Quality (pages 102, 104)
8Movie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 70, 73)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 73)
9Focal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.) (page 59)
bkAnti Shake (page 108)
blTimestamp indicator (page 165)
bmHistogram (page 190)
bnAF Area (page 107)
boDate/Time (pages 27, 169)
bpFocus frame (pages 34, 107)
bqBattery level indicator (page 26)
brMetering mode (page 112)
bsFlash (page 54)
btExposure compensation (page 53)
ckMake-up level (page 52)
clISO sensitivity (page 51)
cmFocus mode (page 48)
cnWhite balance (page 46)
[8] [2] [4] [6]: Press the applicable button (up, down, left, right).
Control dial
8
9
bk
bo
bl
bm
1 3 567
bq
ck
bs
br
bt
cm
cn
cl
2 4
bn
bp
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NOTE
• The semi-transparent gray frame on the monitor screen indicates the area that is
recorded when shooting a movie. The area within the frame is recorded for a
movie.
• Depending on recording settings, the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
values may not appear on the monitor screen. These values will be red if the Auto
Exposure (AE) is not correct for some reason.
. Snapshot Recording (Burst Shooting)
. Movie Recording
1Continuous Shutter (CS) speed (page 91)
2Focus mode (page 48)/
Face detection (page 110)
3Self-timer mode (page 45)
4White balance (page 46)
5Recording mode (page 33)
6Metering mode (page 112)
7Allowable CS time/number of CS images
(page 91)
8Continuous Shutter mode (page 91)
9Exposure compensation (page 53)
bkShutter speed
blAperture value
bmPrerecord CS shots (page 92)
bnMaximum CS shots (page 91)
1Snapshot recording mode (Snapshot In Movie)
(page 78)
2Audio recording disabled (page 73)
3Recording mode (page 70)
4Movie recording time (page 70)
5Remaining movie memory capacity (page 70)
6Movie recording in progress (page 70)
7Movie quality (FHD/STD movie)
(pages 70, 73)/
Recording speed (high speed movie) (page 73)
8Remaining snapshot memory capacity
(page 199)
1 3 567
8
bl
9
bk
bm
bn
2 4
6
5
4
23
7
8
1
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. Snapshot Viewing
. CS Image Viewing
. Movie Playback
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 134)
3Snapshot image size
(page 102)
4Folder name/file name (page 160)
5Snapshot image quality (page 104)
6Recording mode (page 33)
7Histogram (page 190)
8Date/time (page 170)
9Metering mode (page 112)
bkWhite balance (page 133)
blBattery level indicator (page 26)
bmFlash (page 54)
bnExposure compensation (page 53)
boShutter speed
bpAperture value
bqISO sensitivity (page 51)
brFocal distance
(Converted to 35 mm film format.)
1Number of images in the group (page 118)
2CS group icon (page 118)
1No audio data available
2Movie recording time (page 116)
3Recording mode/Movie quality/speed
(pages 70, 73, 73)
4YouTube (page 77)
2 4
1 3
6
5
7
bk9
bl
bo
bn
bm
bq
bp
br
8
12
1 2
3
4
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. Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
Each press of [8] (DISP) will cycle through display settings that
display or hide on-screen information. You can configure separate
settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
REC mode
PLAY mode
Information on Displays setting information.
Information on,
histogram on
Displays setting information and a
histogram (page 190) on the right side of
the display.
Information off Hides setting information.
Information display
on
Displays settings when shooting, current date and time,
and other information.
Information on,
histogram on
Displays settings when shooting, current date and time,
histogram (page 190), and other information.
Information display
off
No information displayed when shooting.
[8] (DISP)
Histogram
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Quick Start Basics
Quick Start Basics
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following main functions.
What you can do with your CASIO camera
Tiltable Monitor Screen
The camera’s monitor screen can be tiled upwards
up to 180 degrees. This makes it easy to compose
self-portraits and to shoot from low angles.
Handsfree Self-portraits
You can control operation of the self-timer from a
distance by waving your hand, which makes it easier to
shoot self-portraits from a distance.
Golf Swing Shooting and Analysis
Use High Speed Movie to shoot your swing and then
use on-screen guidelines to check your posture, plane,
etc. You can even play back two swings side-by-side
on the monitor screen for comparison. In addition to
High Speed Movie, you can also use High Speed CS
to record and analyze a swing.
ART SHOT
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common,
ordinary subjects become more novel and exciting.
“ART SHOT” provides the following effects: HDR Art,
Toy Camera, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Pop, Sepia,
Monochrome, Miniature, Fisheye.
High Speed Night Shot
The camera shoots a series of images and then
merges them into a final image. The result is a bright
image, even if shot in the dark without a flash.
180 degrees
90 degrees
*See page 17 for more information.
*See page 62 for more information.
*See the back of this manual (A-1) for more information.
*See page 66 for more information.
*See page 81 for more information.
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Premium Auto PRO
Select Premium Auto PRO recording and the
camera automatically determines whether you
are shooting a subject or scenery, and other
conditions. Premium Auto PRO delivers
higher image quality than standard Auto.
Blurred Background
This function analyzes a burst of consecutive images
and then blurs the background behind the main
subject. This creates an effect that really makes the
subject stand out, just like photographs taken with a
single-lens reflex camera.
Wide Shot
With this feature, a number of images are shot and
then combined to produce an image with a super-wide
angle of view that exceeds the widest angle of view
possible with the lens. Converted to 35 mm
equivalents, the focal distances available with this
feature enable shooting with approximate angles of
view of 14 mm and 18 mm.
High Speed Movie
Movies can be recorded at up to 1000 frames per
second. This makes it possible to clearly view
phenomena that are invisible to the human eye, in
slow motion.
FHD Movie Recording
You can record movies in high-quality FHD.
(1920x1080 pixels 30 fps)
*See page 33 for more information.
*See page 82 for more information.
*See page 83 for more information.
*See page 73 for more information.
*See page 73 for more information.
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The monitor screen can be tilted upwards up
to 180 degrees. This means you can position
the monitor screen so it faces in the same
direction as the lens, for easy composition of
self-portraits. You can also tilt the monitor
screen upwards 90 degrees, which means
you can easily shoot from a low angle
without straining your neck to view the
monitor screen.
. What you can do with the camera...
Tilting the Monitor Screen
Shoot self-portraits Low-angle shots
You can position the monitor screen so it
faces in the same direction as the lens,
for easy composition of self-portraits. You
can also use a stand on the back of the
camera to keep the camera upright when
placed on a tabletop or other surface.
The tilt angle of the monitor screen can
be adjusted for each composition of
images from various low angles.
High-angle shots
By holding the camera upside down, you
can angle the monitor screen in a way that
allows you to shoot from high angles. In
this case, the camera will automatically
rotate on-screen information and the
displayed image 180 degrees.
180 degrees
90 degrees
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. Tilting the Monitor Screen
As shown in the figure below, pull upwards on the bottom center of the monitor
screen at point A. The monitor screen will open up to 90 degrees and stop
momentarily.
Keep lifting and it will tilt upwards up to 180 degrees.
• Do not pull downwards from the top of the monitor screen. Be sure to pull upwards
from the bottom of the monitor screen as shown in the figure.
IMPORTANT!
• Under factory default settings, the camera will turn on automatically whenever the
monitor screen is tilted. See page 167 for information about configuring the camera
so it does not turn on when the monitor screen is tilted upwards.
• When returning the monitor screen to the back of the camera, take care so you do
not catch your fingers between the top or bottom of the monitor screen and the
camera.
• Do not subject the monitor screen to strong impact. Doing so can damage it.
NOTE
• Be sure to return the monitor screen to its normal position behind the camera when
you are not using it.
• Whenever placing the camera on a tabletop or other surface to shoot, be sure to
pull out the stand to keep it from falling over (page 20).
A
OK NG
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. Returning the Monitor Screen to Its Normal Position
1. Holding the monitor screen at
point A, rotate the screen
downwards to the back of the
camera.
2. Push the monitor screen
downwards with your finger at
point B to slide the monitor
screen down as far as it will go.
A B
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Your camera has a built-in stand. You can pull out
the stand and keep the camera stable on a tabletop
or other surface while the monitor screen is tilted
upwards 180 degrees. When using the camera on a
tabletop or other surface for landscape (horizontal)
orientation shots, you can adjust the vertical angle of
the camera somewhat by changing how far you pull
out the stand.
IMPORTANT!
• When using the camera on a tabletop or other
surface for portrait (vertical) orientation shots, pull
the stand out as much as possible so the camera
is stable. Pulling the stand out part way in this
case can cause the camera to become unstable
and fall over.
• Even when using the stand to adjust the vertical
angle of the camera while shooting with landscape (horizontal) orientation, take
care to extend the stand far enough to avoid camera instability, which can cause it
to fall over.
• Whenever using the stand, make sure that the location where you place the
camera is stable and relatively level.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
below to load the battery into the camera and charge it.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130)
for power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
1. Open the battery cover.
Using the Stand
First, charge the battery prior to use.
To load the battery
Stand
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2. Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing downwards (in the
direction of the lens), hold the
stopper next to the battery in the
direction indicated by the arrow as
you slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in until
the stopper secures it in place.
3. Close the battery cover.
To replace the battery
1. Open the battery cover and
remove the current battery.
2. Load a new battery.
EXILIM logo
Stopper
Battery
OK
NG
Stopper
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You can use either of the two following methods to charge the camera’s battery.
• USB-AC adaptor
• USB connection to a computer
. To charge with the USB-AC adaptor
The adaptor lets you charge the battery while it is loaded in the camera.
While the camera is turned off, connect in the sequence shown below (1, 2, 3,
4).
Charging time: Approximately 240 minutes
IMPORTANT!
• A battery that has not been used for a long time, or ambient temperature extremes
can cause charging to take longer than normal. If charging takes longer than about
five hours, a timer will terminate it automatically, even if the battery is not fully
charged. This is indicated by the back lamp flashing red. If the battery has not been
used for a very long time, charging may be terminated automatically and the back
lamp may start flashing red after only about 60 minutes. In either case, disconnect
the USB cable from the camera and then reconnect it to resume charging.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the [USB/AV] port until you feel
it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor
communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
Charge the Battery
4
3
2
1
USB cable
(included with camera)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned with the 4 mark
of the USB cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
[USB/AV] port USB-AC adaptor
Power cord
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Back Lamp Operation
. To charge using a USB connection to a computer
USB connection lets you charge the battery while it is loaded in the camera.
While the camera is turned off, connect in the sequence shown below (1, 2).
• If the camera is on, press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn it off before connecting it to
your computer.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
USB-AC adaptor problem, or battery
problem (page 184)
Off Charging complete
Back lamp
USB
1
2
USB cable
(included with camera)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned with the 4 mark
of the USB cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
[USB/AV] port
USB port
Computer
(power turned on)
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IMPORTANT!
• The first time you connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable, an
error message may appear on your computer. If this happens, disconnect and then
reconnect the USB cable.
• A battery that has not been used for a long time, certain types of computers, and
connection conditions can cause charging to take more than approximately five
hours, which will trigger a timer that terminates charging automatically, even if the
battery is not fully charged. If this happens, disconnect and then reconnect the
USB cable to restart charging. To complete charging faster, use of the included
USB-AC adaptor is recommended.
• If the battery has not been used for a very long time, charging may terminate
automatically and the back lamp may start flashing red or go out after only about
60 minutes. In either case, use of the USB-AC adaptor that comes with the camera
is recommended.
• If you turn on the camera while charging over a USB connection to a computer is in
progress, the camera will establish a USB connection with the computer. Though
charging normally should continue at this time, certain types of computers or
connection environments may stop charging if supply power is low. This will be
indicated by the camera’s back lamp lighting green.
• Charging is not performed while the connected computer is in the hibernate mode.
Back Lamp Operation
• The information in parentheses in the above table shows the lamp status while the
camera is turned on during charging.
Lamp Status Description
Lit Red,
(Lit/Flashing Amber)
Charging
Flashing Red
Abnormal ambient temperature,
charging taking abnormally long, or
battery problem (page 184)
Off, (Lit Green) Charging complete
Back lamp
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Other Charging Precautions
• With the two charging methods described above, you can charge the camera’s
battery (NP-130) without removing it from the camera. You also can charge the
battery using an optionally available charger unit (BC-130L). Never use any other
type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger can result in
unexpected accident.
• This model can be charged only via from USB 2.0 specification USB port only.
• USB charging devices and power supply devices are subject to fixed standards.
Use of an inferior device or a device that is not up to standard can cause
malfunction and/or failure of your camera.
• Operation is not guaranteed in the case of a computer built or modified by you.
Even in the case of a commercially available computer, certain USB port
specifications may make it impossible to charge via the USB cable.
• A battery that is still warm immediately after normal use may not charge fully. Give
the battery time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the USB-AC adaptor into an outlet that is further away from
the TV or radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
• Do not use the USB-AC adaptor with any other device.
• Never use the power cord with another device.
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about 30 days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
169).
• See page 205 for information about battery life and number of shots.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• Entering the “ECO Mode” enables low-power operation (page 163).
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (Flash Off) for the flash setting
(page 54).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 167, 167).
• Select “Off” for “Continuous AF” (page 109).
Remaining Power High Low
Battery Indicator * * *
Indicator Color White * White * Red * Red
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The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 170). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
• Camera models sold in certain geographic areas may not support display language
selection.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the
camera.
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the
language you want and then press
[SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: July 10, 2015
YY/MM/DD * 15/7/10
DD/MM/YY * 10/7/15
MM/DD/YY * 7/10/15
4. Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, select
“24h” and then use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
5. After setting the date and time, use [4] and [6]
to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: page 170
– Date and time: page 169
[ON/OFF] (Power)
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NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 199.
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
– SDXC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
• The above are supported memory card types as of October 2012.
• This camera supports use of SD memory cards of the following types and
capacities: SD memory cards up to 2GB, SDHC memory cards from 2GB up to
32GB, SDXC memory cards from 32GB up to 2TB. Note that the ability to use any
particular card with this camera, even if it satisfies the above capacity and type
requirements, is not guaranteed.
• This camera supports use of Eye-Fi cards and FlashAir cards.
. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds, and even can make it
impossible to store High Quality movies correctly. Also, use of certain types of
memory cards slows down data transfer and increases the time it takes to record
movie data, which can result in movie frames being dropped. The Y indicator on the
monitor screen turns yellow to indicate that frames are being dropped. In order to
avoid problems such as these, use of an Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card is
recommended. Note, however that CASIO makes no guarantees about the operation
of any Ultra High Speed Type SD memory card used with this camera.
Preparing a Memory Card
Supported Memory Cards
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1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn
off the camera and then open
the battery cover.
2. Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its
front is facing upwards (towards the
monitor screen side of the camera),
slide it into the card slot all the way in
until you hear it click securely into
place.
3. Close the battery cover.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 28) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
To load a memory card
Front Back
Front
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To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release
it. This will cause it to pop out of the
memory card slot slightly. Pull the card out
the rest of the way and then insert another
one.
• Never remove a card from the camera
while the back lamp is flashing green.
Doing so can cause the image save
operation to fail and even damage the
memory card.
Format a memory card on the camera before using it for the first time.
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a card on a
computer will result in a non-SD standard format, which can greatly slow down
processing time and cause compatibility, performance, and other problems.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
• Formatting a FlashAir card with the camera will delete files on the card that are
required for communication. For details about formatting, see the instructions that
come with the FlashAir card.
1. Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2. Press [4], use [8] and [2] to select the “¥ SETTING” tab, and then
press [6].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
4. Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
To format (initialize) a new memory card
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. To turn power on
Pressing [ON/OFF] (Power) enters
the REC mode so you can record
images. Pressing [p] (PLAY) while
in the REC mode enters the PLAY
mode, which you can use to view
snapshots and movies (pages 37,
116).
• You also can turn on the camera by
pressing [p] (PLAY) or by tilting
the monitor screen.
• Pressing the shutter button while in
the PLAY mode returns to the REC
mode.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or coming into contact with the lens
as it extends. Holding the lens with your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk
of malfunction.
• About 10 seconds after you press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode, the lens
will retract into the camera.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 167, 167) will turn off power
automatically if you do not perform any operation for a preset amount of time.
. To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
NOTE
• The camera can be configured so power turns off when the [p] (PLAY) button is
pressed (page 168) or whenever the monitor screen is returned to its normal
position (page 167).
Turning the Camera On and Off
Shutter button
[p] (PLAY)
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
Monitor screen
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Your images will not come out
clearly if you move the camera
when you press the shutter
button. When pressing the
shutter button, be sure to hold
the camera as shown in the
illustration, and keep it still by
pressing your arms firmly
against your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still,
carefully press the shutter button
and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the strap do not
cover any of the areas indicated in the illustration.
• To keep the camera from falling, be sure to keep
the strap around your neck, wrapped around your
wrist, or hanging from your shoulder.
• Never swing the camera around by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it for any other purpose.
• When the “Auto Rotate” setting is turned on, the
camera will detect whether it is being held
vertically or horizontally when a snapshot image is
shot. When you display an image shot with the
camera held vertically, the image is rotated
automatically 90 degrees when displayed on the monitor screen (page 166).
IMPORTANT!
• Take care to ensure that your fingers are not
blocking or are not too close to the flash. Fingers
can cause unwanted shadows when using the
flash.
Holding the Camera Correctly
Horizontal Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is above the lens.
Front lamp
Lens
Flash
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You can select one of two auto recording modes (Program Auto or Premium Auto
PRO) according to your digital imaging needs.
1. Press [ON/OFF] (Power) to turn on the camera.
The camera will enter the REC mode.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press the shutter button.
2. Align the mode dial with [P] (Program Auto) or [Ÿ] (Premium Auto
PRO) to select Auto recording mode.
To shoot a snapshot
Selecting an Auto Recording Mode
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Program
Auto
This is the standard Auto recording mode.
Premium
Auto PRO
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera
automatically determines whether you are shooting a
subject or scenery, and other conditions. Premium
Auto PRO recording delivers higher image quality
than Program Auto recording.
• It also requires more power (and runs down the
battery quicker) than Program Auto.
P
Ÿ
Auto recording mode icon
Shutter button
Mode dial
Monitor screen
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 199)
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1. Point the camera at the subject.
If you are shooting with Premium Auto PRO, text will
appear at the bottom of the monitor screen describing the
type of shot the camera has detected.
• You can zoom the image, if you want.
To shoot a snapshot
2. Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light
green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed at.
Mastering how much pressure is required for a
half-press and a full-press of the shutter button
is an important technique for good-looking
images.
Appears when the
camera detects it is
stationary on a tripod.
w Wide Angle z Telephoto
Zoom controller
If the camera decides that it needs to shoot a series of images with Continuous Shutter
(CS), it will display “Š”. Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until
shooting of all of the CS images is complete.
Focus frame
Back lamp
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.). Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. Shooting with Auto
If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 50) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “O Tracking” (page 107) for more information.
3. Continuing to keep the camera still,
press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Recording a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording. Press
[0] (Movie) again to stop movie recording. See the
following pages for details.
Standard movie (STD movie): page 70
High-definition movie (FHD movie): page 73
High speed movie (HS movie): page 73
Full-press
Snap (Image is recorded.)
[0] (Movie)
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. Shooting with Premium Auto PRO
• In addition to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, the camera
automatically executes the following operation as required when shooting with
Premium Auto PRO.
– Continuous AF (page 109)
– Intelligent AF (page 107)
– Face Detection (page 110)
• Shooting with Premium Auto PRO can cause vibration and noise to occur due to
lens operation. This does not indicate malfunction.
• When Shooting with Premium Auto PRO, the message “Processing Premium
Auto.” may appear on the monitor screen. If you feel the camera is taking too long
to process data, try shooting with standard Auto instead.
• In some cases, Premium Auto PRO may not be able to interpret the shooting
environment correctly. If this happens, shoot with standard Auto.
• If “Š” is displayed, the camera will shoot a series of CS images and merge them
into a final image. Take care to avoid any camera and subject movement until
shooting of all of the CS images is complete. If you do not want to shoot CS
images, select “Off” for the Control Panel (page 43) “HS Scene Shooting” item.
• Certain flash settings (page 54) can limit environmental factors detectable by
Premium Auto PRO.
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Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 116.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
118.
1. Turn on the camera and press
[p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY
mode.
• This will display one of the snapshots
currently stored in memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page 13).
• You also can clear the information to
view only the snapshot (page 14).
• You can zoom in on the image by rotating the zoom controller towards z
(page 123). If you are recording a snapshot that is very important to you, it is
recommended that you zoom the image and check its details after recording it.
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button while in the PLAY mode or while a menu screen is
displayed will switch directly to the REC mode.
Viewing Snapshots
[p] (PLAY)
[6] [6]
[4] [4]
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If memory becomes full, you can delete snapshots and movies you no longer need in
order to free up storage and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• For information about images recorded using continuous shutter (CS), see page
119.
• If you select “Disabled” for the “Delete Key” setting on the “¥ SETTING” menu
(page 168), the delete menu will not appear when you press [2] ( ) (Delete).
You can delete files only while “Enabled” is selected for “Delete Key”.
. To delete a single file
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] ( ).
2. Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one
you want to delete is displayed.
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
• If a CS group (page 118) is displayed when you perform the above procedure,
all of the images in the currently displayed CS group will be deleted.
. To delete specific files
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete Files” and then press [SET].
• This displays a file selection screen.
3. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the file
you want to delete, and then press [SET].
• This will select the check box in the lower left corner of the selected file’s image
and move the blue boundary to the next image.
• You can enlarge the selected image before deleting it by rotating the zoom
controller towards z ([).
4. Repeat step 3 to select other files, if you want. After you are finished
selecting files, press [MENU].
5. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
• This deletes the files you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, select “No” in step 5 and then press [SET].
Deleting Snapshots and Movies
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. To delete all files
1. Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] ( ).
2. Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
This will cause the message “There are no files.” to appear.
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining onto the lens, block the light with your hand.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 104).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Other Precautions
• The slower the shutter speed, the greater the possibility that noticeable noise will
be generated in an image. Because of this, the camera automatically performs a
noise reduction at slow shutter speeds. The noise reduction process causes it to
take longer to record images at lower shutter speeds. The shutter speeds for which
noise reduction is performed depend on the camera setup and shooting conditions.
• A noise reduction process is performed when ISO sensitivity is set to a high value.
This can cause the camera to take relatively longer to be ready to shoot again after
you press the shutter button. Do not perform any key operation while the image
recording operation is in progress.
• Due to the characteristics of the imaging element used by the camera, very fast
moving objects in an image may appear distorted.
Snapshot Shooting Precautions
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. Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist light to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 50) or Manual Focus (page
48).
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Snapshot Tutorial
Your camera has a variety of different recording
modes. Before recording an image, rotate the mode
dial to select the recording mode that suits the type
of image you are trying to record.
Selecting the Recording Mode
P Program Auto
Standard Auto recording mode. This is the mode you normally should use
(page 33).
Ÿ Premium Auto PRO
With Premium Auto PRO recording, the camera automatically determines
whether you are shooting a subject or scenery, and other conditions. Premium
Auto PRO recording delivers higher image quality than standard Auto recording
(page 33).
BEST SHOT
Simply select one of a collection of built-in sample scenes and the camera sets
up automatically for beautiful images every time (page 79).
HDR
This mode (HDR: High Dynamic Range) lets you shoot images without whiteout
or blackout, even when there is a great difference in bright and dark areas in the
subject you are shooting (page 65).
ART SHOT
A variety of artistic effects help to make even common, ordinary subjects
become more novel and exciting.
Multi SR Zoom
This feature uses super resolution technology and multiple Continuous Shutter
(CS) images to expand the zoom range for overall images of higher quality and
clarity (page 62).
C CUSTOM SHOT
CUSTOM SHOT lets you register up to 12 different setups for instant recall
whenever you need them (page 68).
Mode dial
b
h
C
j
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IMPORTANT!
• In the S mode, ISO sensitivity (page 51) always operates according to its “Auto”
setting. The ISO sensitivity setting cannot be changed while in the S mode.
• The flash > (Auto Flash) and ¥ (Red Eye Reduction) flash modes are not
supported while A, S, or M is selected for the recording mode. If you want the flash
to fire, select < (Flash On) as the flash mode.
• The displayed ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or aperture value will turn red when
you half-press the shutter button if the image is overexposed or underexposed.
M M (Manual Exposure) mode
This mode gives you total control over aperture and shutter speed settings.
1 Press [SET] to open the Control Panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select A (aperture), and then press [SET].
3 Use [8] and [2] to change the aperture setting, and then press [SET].
4 Use [8] and [2] to select S (shutter speed), and then press [SET].
5 Use [8] and [2] to change the shutter speed setting, and then press [SET].
S S (Shutter Speed Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the shutter speed and other settings are adjusted
accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the Control Panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select S (shutter speed), and then press [SET].
3 Use [8] and [2] to change the shutter speed setting, and then press [SET].
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the shutter speed
setting and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
A A (Aperture Priority) mode
In this mode, you select the aperture and other settings are adjusted
accordingly.
1 Press [SET] to open the Control Panel.
2 Use [8] and [2] to select A (aperture), and then press [SET].
3 Use [8] and [2] to change the aperture setting, and then press [SET].
• You also can select the EV shift setting located under the aperture setting
and then specify an exposure value (EV shift), if you want.
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2. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change, and then
press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.*
3. Use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
4. If you want to configure another setting,
repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. After all of the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC
mode.
NOTE
• You also can use on-screen menus to configure settings other than those listed
above (page 98).
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera
settings.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
• You can also display the Control Panel by pressing
[2].
1Self-timer (page 45)
2White balance (page 46)
3Focus (page 48)
4ISO sensitivity (page 51)
5Make-up Level (page 52)
6EV shift (page 53)
7Flash (page 54)
8Metering (page 56)
* Items displayed in the Control Panel depend on the recording mode.
[SET]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
1
5
3
4
7
8
2
6
Control Panel
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Control Panel and menu item functions can be assigned to the function ring. After
that, camera settings can be easily configured by rotating the function ring.
Functions that can be assigned to the function ring depend on the recording mode.
. To assign functions to the function ring
1. In the REC mode, press [RING].
2. Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the
function you want to assign, and then press
[SET].
• You can also use the function ring to select
functions.
. To use functions assigned to the function ring
1. Rotate the function ring to change the setting.
2. Press the shutter button to shoot.
NOTE
• Assigning “Step Zoom” to the function ring makes it possible to adjust optical zoom
with the function ring (page 58).
• You cannot assign “MF” (Manual Focus) to the function ring while “On” is selected
for face detection.
Configuring Camera Settings with the Function Ring
Function ring
[RING]
[8] [2] [4] [6]
[SET]
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With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (Self-timer) Control Panel option, and
then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is
in progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by
pressing [SET].
Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
10 sec 10-second Self-timer
2 sec
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow
down the shutter speed, you can use this
setting to prevent image blur due to camera
movement.
×3
(Triple Self-
timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds
after the shutter button is pressed, and the next
two images as soon as the camera is ready
after shooting the previous image. How long it
takes for the camera to get ready to shoot
depends on the image size and quality settings,
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the
camera, and the flash charge condition.
Off None Turns off the Self-timer.
„
‚
”
•
Front lamp
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NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
High Speed CS with Prerecord CS, Prerecord (Movie), Lag Correction,
Slide Panorama, Wide Shot
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Movie, High Speed CS, Multi SR Zoom, High Speed Night Shot, High Speed Best
Selection, For YouTube, Blurred Background, All-In-Focus Macro
• The Handsfree Mode (page 62) can be used only while the Control Panel’s self-
timer setting is “Self-timer Off”. For any other self-timer setting, the applicable self-
timer operation is performed.
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (White Balance) Control Panel option,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the shooting condition you want and then
press [SET].
• You can also perform this operation using the function ring.
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
Auto WB None
Configures the camera to adjust white balance
automatically.
Daylight For shooting outdoors on a clear day
Overcast
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day,
in the shade, etc.
Shade
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees
or buildings
DayWhite
Fluorescent
For shooting under white or day white
fluorescent lighting
Daylight
Fluorescent
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
‡
¤
'
“
†
–
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• When “‡ Auto WB” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera
automatically determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors
and light source conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to
determine the white point, which makes proper white balance adjustment
impossible. If this happens, select the white balance setting that matches your
shooting conditions (Daylight, Overcast, etc.).
Tungsten For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual
WB
For configuring the camera manually to suit a
particular light source
1Select “Manual WB”.
2Under the lighting
conditions you plan to
use when shooting, point
the camera at a blank
white piece of paper so it
fills the entire monitor
screen and then press
the shutter button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you
turn off the camera.
Setting
REC Screen
Icon Display
Description
«
·
Blank white paper
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1. In the REC mode, press [SET].
2. Use [8] and [2] to select the (Focus) Control Panel option, and
then press [SET].
3. Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The focus range depends on the current optical zoom position.
*3 During High Speed Movie recording, focus is fixed at the position where it was
when recording started. To focus an image, half-press the shutter button for Auto
Focus or focus manually before you press [0] (Movie) to start recording.
Super Macro
Super Macro fixes optical zoom at a position that allows you to shoot from the closest
distance to the subject. The result is closer and larger subject images.
NOTE
• Zoom is fixed while Super Macro is selected, so no zoom operation is performed
when you rotate the zoom controller.
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Settings
REC Screen
Icon Display
Type of Shot
Focus Mode Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot Movies Snapshot Movies
Q AF
(Auto
Focus)
None
General
recording
Automatic Automatic*3
5 cm to 9 (infinity)
(2.0" to 9)
(Wide Angle)*2
´
Macro
Close ups
1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
(Fifth step zoom from the
Widest Angle setting)*2
Á
Super
Macro
Close ups
1 cm to 50 cm
(0.4" to 19.7")
)
Infinity
Focus
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed Infinity (Wide Angle)
W MF
(Manual
Focus)
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
5 cm to 9 (infinity)
(2.0" to 9) (Wide Angle)*2
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To focus with manual focus
1. On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2. Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] (nearer) and [6] (further) to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary
will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids
in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for
two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed,
the screen in step 1 will re-appear.
• When the function ring (page 44) or “Control Dial” (page 100) is set to “MF”
(Manual Focus), you can use the function ring or control dial for focusing.
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• In the case of movie recording, Auto Macro operates before you start recording.
After recording is started, however, focus is fixed.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below. Note that the focus range is displayed
including the Auto Macro range only when shooting with Auto Focus.
Example: oo* cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
101) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
• The “Focus” setting is always fixed at “AF” (Auto Focus) whenever “Face
Detection” is being used. If you want to change the “Focus” setting, first select “Off”
for “Face Detection”.
Yellow boundary
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Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “U Spot” or “O Tracking” for
the Auto Focus area (page 107).
1. Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then half-
press the shutter button.
2. Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
• When “O Tracking” is selected as the Auto Focus
area, the focus frame will move automatically and
follow the subject.
3. When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame

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