Samsung DV90 manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: DV90
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, Italian, English

Table of Contents

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This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
DV50/DV90/DV100/DV101
Basic troubleshooting
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Settings
Appendixes
Index
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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Do not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera.
This may result in electric shock or damage to the camera.
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive
gases and liquids.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store
these materials near the camera.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in electric shock.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight.
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes, this can cause temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets.
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small
children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious
injury if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present
physical dangers as well.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
temperatures for an extended period of time.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can
cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.
Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets or
clothes.
The camera may over-heat, which may distort the camera or
cause a fire.
Do not handle the power supply cord or go near the
charger during a thunderstorm.
This may result in electric shock.
If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediately
disconnect all power sources such, as the battery or
charger, and then contact a Samsung service center.
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Health and safety information
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it
for an extended period of time.
Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause
serious damage to your camera.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion
replacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the battery.
This may cause a fire or personal injuries.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables
and accessories.
• Unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories can
cause batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause
injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damages or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories.
Do not use batteries for unintended purposes.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the flash while it fires.
The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.
When you use AC charger, turn off the camera before you
disconnect the power to the AC charger.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose
outlet when you charge batteries.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the
+/- terminals on the battery.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Do not force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the
camera.
This may cause your camera to malfunction.
Exercise caution when you connect cables or adapters
and install batteries and memory cards.
If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or
improperly install batteries and memory cards, you can damage
ports, connectors, and accessories.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera
case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause
a fire.
Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or
damages that may result from camera malfunction or improper
use.
When connecting the USB cable to the camera, be sure to
insert the correct USB cable connector into the camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
Health and safety information
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Copyright information
• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks
of the Microsoft Corporation.
• micro SD™, micro SDHC™ are registered trademarks of the SD
Association.
• Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
• Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are the property of
their respective owners.
• Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be
changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions.
• You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of this manual
without prior permission.
• Use this camera responsibly and adhere to all laws and
regulations concerning its use.
Organization of the user manual
Basic functions 12
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions 31
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video.
Shooting options 45
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 67
Learn how to play back photos or videos, and edit
photos or videos. Also, learn how to connect your
camera to your computer, photo printer, or TV.
Settings 90
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes 96
Refer to error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode Indication
Smart Auto
Program
Scene
Movie
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
e.g.)
Available in Program
and Movie modes
Icons used in this manual
Icon Function
Additional information
Safety warnings and precautions
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] represents the
shutter button.
( ) Page number of related information
→
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step. For example: Select Shooting →
Photo Size represents select Shooting, and then select
Photo Size.
* Annotation
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Pressing the shutter
• Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down.
• Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down.
Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
• Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person,
animal, or still life.
• Background: the objects around the subject.
• Composition: the combination of a subject and background.
Background
Subject
Composition
Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)
Expressions used in this manual
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Basic troubleshooting
You can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options.
The subject's eyes
appear red.
This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash.
• Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 49)
• If the photo has already been taken, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 79)
Photos have dust
spots.
Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash.
• Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 50)
Photos are blurred. Blurring can occur if may be caused if you capture photos in low light conditions or hold the camera
incorrectly. Use the DIS function or half-press [Shutter] to ensure the subject is focused. (p. 29)
Photos are blurred
when shooting at
night.
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
• Select Night in the mode. (p. 36)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 49)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 50)
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between
the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded.
• Avoid shooting with the sun behind your subject.
• Select Backlight in the mode. (p. 34)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 49)
• Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 59)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 58)
• Set the metering option to Spot if a subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 59)
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
• mode > Beauty Shot  35
• Self Shot  42
• Children  43
• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
 49
• Face Detection  54
Taking photos at night or in the dark
• mode > Night  36
• mode > Sunset, Dawn  34
• Flash options  49
• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  50
Taking action photos
• Continuous, Motion Capture  62
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• mode > Text  34
• 
Macro  51
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  50
• EV (to adjust exposure)  58
• ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds)  59
• Metering  59
• AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with
different exposures)  62
Applying a different effect
• mode > Magic Frame  34
• Smart filter effects  63
• 
Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast)  66
Reducing camera shake
• Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS)  28
• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album  70
• Viewing files as thumbnails
 71
• Deleting all files on the
memory card  72
• Viewing files as a slide
show  74
• Viewing files on a TV  82
• Connecting your camera to a
computer  83
• Adjusting sound and volume
 92
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display  93
• Changing the display
language  94
• Settingthedateandtime94
• Formatting the memory
card  94
• Troubleshooting  106
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Contents
Extended functions ......................................................... 31
Using the Smart Auto mode .
........................................ 32
Using the Scene mode .
................................................ 34
Using the Magic Frame mode ...................................... 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 35
Using the Night mode .
................................................. 36
Using the Program mode ............................................. 38
Using the Movie mode ............................................... 39
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ....................... 40
Capturing photos with the front display .
...................... 42
Using the Self-portrait mode .
........................................ 42
Using the Children mode ............................................. 43
Using the Jump Shot Timer .......................................... 43
Recording a video with the front display .
........................ 44
Basic functions ................................................................ 12
Unpacking .................................................................... 13
Camera layout .............................................................. 14
Inserting the battery and memory card .
....................... 16
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ...... 17
Charging the battery .................................................... 17
Turning on your camera ............................................... 17
Performing the initial setup .......................................... 18
Learning icons .............................................................. 20
Selecting options or menus ......................................... 21
Setting the display and sound ..................................... 23
Changing the display type ............................................ 23
Setting the sound .
....................................................... 23
Taking photos ............................................................... 24
Turning on the front display .
.......................................... 25
Zooming .
.................................................................... 26
Reducing camera shake (DIS) ...................................... 28
Tips for getting a clearer photo .................................... 29
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Contents
Shooting options ............................................................. 45
Selecting a resolution and quality ................................ 46
Selecting a resolution .
.................................................. 46
Selecting image quality ................................................ 47
Using the timer ............................................................. 48
Shooting in the dark ..................................................... 49
Preventing red-eye ...................................................... 49
Using the flash ............................................................ 49
Adjusting the ISO speed .............................................. 50
Changing the camera’s focus ...................................... 51
Using macro ............................................................... 51
Using auto focus ......................................................... 51
Using tracking auto focus .
............................................ 52
Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 53
Using face detection .................................................... 54
Detecting faces .
.......................................................... 54
Taking a smile shot ...................................................... 55
Detecting eye blinking .
................................................. 55
Using smart face recognition ....................................... 56
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) .................. 57
Adjusting brightness and color .................................... 58
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ............................ 58
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ............................ 59
Changing the metering option ...................................... 59
Selecting a light source (White balance) .
....................... 60
Using burst modes ....................................................... 62
Improving your photos ................................................. 63
Applying smart filter effects ........................................... 63
Adjusting your photos .................................................. 66
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Playback/Editing .
............................................................. 67
Playing back ................................................................. 68
Starting Playback mode ............................................... 68
Viewing photos ........................................................... 73
Playing a video ............................................................ 75
Editing a photo ............................................................. 77
Resizing photos .......................................................... 77
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 77
Applying smart filter effects ........................................... 78
Correcting exposure problems ..................................... 79
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 81
Viewing files on a TV .................................................... 82
Transferring files to your Windows computer .............. 83
Transferring files using Intelli-studio ................................ 84
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a
removable disk .
........................................................... 86
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .
................. 87
Transferring files to your Mac computer ...................... 88
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer .......... 89
Settings ............................................................................ 90
Camera settings menu ................................................. 91
Accessing the settings menu ....................................... 91
Sound .
....................................................................... 92
Front Display Settings .................................................. 92
Display ....................................................................... 93
Settings .
..................................................................... 94
Appendixes ...................................................................... 96
Error messages ............................................................ 97
Camera maintenance ................................................... 98
Cleaning your camera .
................................................. 98
Using or storing the camera ......................................... 99
About memory cards ................................................. 100
About the battery .
...................................................... 102
Before contacting a service center ............................ 106
Camera specifications .
............................................... 109
Glossary .
..................................................................... 113
FCC notice .
................................................................. 117
Index ........................................................................... 118

Contents
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Unpacking … ………………………………… 13
Camera layout ………………………………… 14
Inserting the battery and memory card … … 16
Charging the battery and turning your
camera on …………………………………… 17
Charging the battery ………………………… 17
Turning on your camera … ………………… 17
Performing the initial setup … ……………… 18
Learning icons ………………………………… 20
Selecting options or menus … ……………… 21
Setting the display and sound … …………… 23
Changing the display type …
………………… 23
Setting the sound …………………………… 23
Taking photos … ……………………………… 24
Turning on the front display … ……………… 25
Zooming … ………………………………… 26
Reducing camera shake (DIS) … …………… 28
Tips for getting a clearer photo ……………… 29
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
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Basic functions 13
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Optional accessories
Camera case Memory card/
Memory card adapter
A/V cable Battery charger
Camera AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery
Strap Quick Start Guide
• The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
• Purchase Samsung-approved optional items that are compatible with your camera
at the service center or the store where you purchased your camera. We are not
responsible for any damages caused by using items from other manufacturers.
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Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or A/V cable
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Tripod mount
Shutter button
POWER button
Front LCD button
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Flash
Speaker
Lens
Microphone
Front display
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Camera layout
Button Description
In Shooting mode Other functions
Change the display option Move up
Change the macro option Move down
Change the flash option Move left
Change the timer option Move right
Confirm the highlighted option or menu
Enter Playback mode
• Access options in Shooting mode
• Delete files in Playback mode
Button Description
Access options or menus
Select a shooting mode.
Description
Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene mode setting
selected automatically by the camera.
Program: Capture a photo with settings you have set manually.
Scene: Capture a photo with options preset for a specific
scene.
Movie: Record a video.
Status lamp
• Blinking: When the camera is saving a
photo or video, being read by a computer or
printer, or when the image is out of focus
• Steady: When the camera is connected to
a computer, charging the battery, or when
the image is in focus
Main display
Refer to the table at the bottom
Attaching the strap
Zoom button
• In Shooting mode: Zoom in or out
• In Playback mode: Zoom in on part of
a photo or view files as thumbnails, or
adjust volume
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Push the card gently until
the card disengages from
the camera, and then pull it
out of the slot.
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
You can use the internal memory as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
Memory card
Rechargeable battery
Battery lock
Insert a memory card with
the gold-colored contacts
facing up.
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing up.
Memory card
Rechargeable battery
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Turning on your camera
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time. (p. 18)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [ ]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
If you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] until the status lamp
blinks, the camera does not emit any sounds.
Charging the battery
Before using the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. When connecting the USB cable to the camera, insert
the smaller connector into the camera and the other connector
into the power adapter.
Status lamp
• Red light on: Charging
• Red light off: Fully charged
• Red light blinking: Error
Use only the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with your camera. If you
use another AC adapter (such as SAC-48), the camera battery may not
charge or work properly.
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Performing the initial setup
The initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the camera's basic settings.
1 Press [ ].
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time.
2 Press [ ] to select Language and press [ ] or [ ].
3 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a language and press [ ].
4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Time Zone and press
[ ] or [ ].
5 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a time zone and press [ ].
• To set the daylight-saving time, press [ ].
• The screen may differ depending on the language selected.
6 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date/Time Set and press
[ ] or [ ].
7 Press [ ] or [ ] to select an item.
• The screen may differ depending on the language selected.
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Performing the initial setup
8 Press [ ] or [ ] to set the date and time and press [ ].
9 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date Type and press
[ ] or [ ].
10 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a date format and press [ ].
11 Press [ ] to switch to the Shooting mode.
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Icon Description
Auto focus option
Face detection
Voice muted
3 
Icons on the left
Icon Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Exposure value
White balance
Face tone
Face retouch
ISO speed
Smart filter effect
Image adjustment
(contrast, sharpness, saturation)
Burst type
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon Description
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Zoom indicator
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
Photo resolution when Intelli
zoom is on
2 Icons on the right
Icon Description
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Photo quality
Frame rate
Metering option
Flash option
Timer option
1 Information
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• : Charging needed
2
3
1
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Selecting options or menus
You can select options by pressing [ ], and then using the navigation buttons ([ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]). Press [ ] to confirm.
You can also access shooting options by pressing [ ], but some options are not available.
Going back to the previous menu
Press [ ] again to go back to the previous menu.
Half-press [Shutter] to return to the Shooting mode.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or
menu.
• To move up or down, press [ ] or [ ].
• To move left or right, press [ ] or [ ].
3 Press [ ] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
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Selecting options or menus
5 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to White Balance, and then
press [ ] or [ ].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
Exit Back
6 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to a White Balance option.
Daylight
Back Move
7 Press [ ].
Example: Selecting a White Balance option in the P mode
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to , and then press
[ ].
3 Press [ ].
Shooting
Sound
Display
Settings
Front Display
Settings
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
Exit Change
4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Shooting, and then
press [ ] or [ ].
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Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic display and sound settings.
Setting the sound
Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you
operate your camera.
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ].
2 Select Sound → Beep Sound → an option.
Options Description
Off The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3
The camera emits one of three sounds, depending
on the option you select.
Changing the display type
Select a display type for Shooting or Playback mode. Each type
displays different shooting or playback information.
Show all photographic information.
Press [ ] repeatedly to change the display type.
Modes Display Type Choices
Shooting
• Display all information about shooting
• Hide information about shooting, except the
available number of photos (or available recording
time) and the battery icon
Playback
• Display all information about the current photo
• Hide all information about the current file
• Display information about the current file, except the
shooting settings and captured date
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Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to , and then press
[ ].
3 Align your subject in the frame.
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject in focus.
• A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.
See page 29 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Turning on the front display
The front display helps you capture self-portraits, or photos of
children, or photos of people jumping. If you use the Children
mode, you can play a short animation on the front display to
attract a child’s attention. (p. 43)
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select a shooting option.
Self Shot
Icon Description
Front On: Turn on the front display.
Self Shot: View yourself on the front display while you
capture a self-portrait. (p. 42)
Children: Show a short animation on the front display
to attract the attention of children. (p. 43)
Jump Shot: Show a visual cue on the front display,
so subjects can time their jumps for the photo. (p. 43)
• When you set timer options, the front display will remain active.
(p. 48)
• When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
be able to see the front display clearly.
• When you play slide shows or movies, the front display may not
activate even if you press the front LCD button.
• Self Shot is automatically selected if you do not select an option
within 3 seconds.
• You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it
detects a smiling face in Self Shot or Children mode. (p. 92)
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Taking photos
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. By using both the optical zoom and digital zoom,
you can zoom in up to 25 times.
Optical range
Digital range
Zoom indicator
• The Digital zoom is not available with the Smart Filter effect or
Tracking AF option.
• If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may
deteriorate.
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 5X optical zoom, 2X Intelli zoom, and 5X digital
zoom. Intelli zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same
time.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ratio
The zoom ratio appearing on the screen changes nonlinearly and may differ
slightly from the actual zoom ratio.
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Taking photos
Intelli zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the Intelli range, your camera is using the Intelli
zoom. Photo resolution varies according to the zoom rate if you use the
Intelli zoom. By using both the optical zoom and Intelli zoom, you can
zoom in up to 10 times.
Intelli range
Photo resolution when
Intelli zoom is on
Zoom indicator
Optical range
• The Intelli zoom is not available with a Smart Filter effect or Tracking
AF option.
• The Intelli zoom is available only when you set a 4:3 ratio resolution.
If you set another resolution ratio with Intelli zoom on, the Intelli zoom
will be turned off automatically.
• Intelli zoom helps you capture a photo with less quality deterioration
than the digital zoom. However, the photo quality may be lower than
when you use the optical zoom.
Setting Intelli zoom
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Intelli Zoom → an option.
Options Description
Off: Deactivate the Intelli zoom.
On: Activate the Intelli zoom.
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Taking photos
Reducing camera shake (DIS)
Reduce camera shake digitally in Shooting mode.
Before correction After correction
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → DIS → an option.
Options Description
Off: DIS is deactivated.
On: DIS is activated.
• DIS may not function properly when:
-
- you move your camera to follow a moving subject
-
- you use digital zoom
-
- there is too much camera shake
-
- the shutter speed is slow (for example, when you capture night
scenes)
-
- the battery is low
-
- you take a close-up shot
• If the camera is hit or dropped, the display will be blurry. If this occurs,
turn off the camera, and then turn it on again.
• In some scene modes, the DIS function is unavailable.
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Tips for getting a clearer photo
Holding your camera correctly
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. The camera adjusts the focus and
exposure automatically.
The camera sets the aperture value
and shutter speed automatically.
Focus frame
• Press [Shutter] to take the photo if
the focus frame appears in green.
• Change the composition and half-
press [Shutter] again if the focus
frame appears in red.
Reducing camera shake
Set the Digital Image Stabilization option to reduce
camera shake. (p. 28)
When is displayed
Camera shake
When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to
Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be
harder to hold the camera still.
• Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 49)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 50)
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
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there is little contrast between the subject and background
(for example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color
to the background)
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- the light source behind the subject is too bright
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- the subject is shiny or reflective
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- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
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- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
Use the focus lock
Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus,
you can reposition the frame to change the composition.
When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo.
• When you take photos in low light
Turn on the flash.
(p. 49)
• When subjects are moving fast
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 62)
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Using the Smart Auto mode ………………… 32
Using the Scene mode … …………………… 34
Using the Magic Frame mode … …………… 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode … …………… 35
Using the Night mode … …………………… 36
Using the Program mode … ………………… 38
Using the Movie mode ……………………… 39
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode … … 40
Capturing photos with the front display … … 42
Using the Self-portrait mode ………………… 42
Using the Children mode … ………………… 43
Using the Jump Shot Timer ………………… 43
Recording a video with the front display … … 44
Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video.
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Extended functions 32
Using the Smart Auto mode
In Smart Auto mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate camera settings based on the type of scene it detects. The Smart
Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various scenes.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
scene mode icon appears at the top left of the screen. The
icons are listed below.
Icon Description
Landscapes
Scenes with bright white backgrounds
Landscapes at night
Portraits at night
Landscapes with backlighting
Portraits with backlighting
Icon Description
Portraits
Close-up photos of objects
Close-up photos of text
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
Close-up photos of colorful subjects
Camera is stabilized or on a tripod (when shooting in
the dark)
Actively moving subjects
Fireworks (when using a tripod)
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Extended functions 33
Using the Smart Auto mode
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• In several scenes, the camera automatically captures a photo
when you half-press [Shutter].
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
• If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, appears
and the camera uses default settings.
• Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode
depending on the subject's position or lighting.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
shooting condtions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance
to the subject.
• Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode
depending on the subject's movement.
• In mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because
it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes.
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Extended functions 34
Using the Scene mode
In Scene mode, you can capture a photo with options that are preset for a specific scene.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the Magic Frame mode
In Magic Frame mode, you can apply various frame effects to
your photos. The shape and the feel of the photos will change
according to the frame you select.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select → Magic Frame.
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Shooting → Frame → an option.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select → a scene.
Magic Frame
Beauty Shot
Night
Landscape
Text
Sunset
Dawn
• To change the scene mode, press [ ], and then select
Scene → a scene.
• For the Magic Frame mode, see “Using the Magic Frame
mode” on page 34.
• For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot
mode" on page 35.
• For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 36.
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Extended functions 35
Using the Scene mode
5 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
6 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
• In Magic Frame mode, the resolution is automatically set to .
• When you connect the camera to a TV in Magic Frame mode, you
cannot capture photos.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
In Beauty Shot mode, you can capture a portrait with options to
hide facial imperfections.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select → Beauty Shot.
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Shooting → Face Tone.
5 Select an option.
• For example, increase the face tone setting to make skin
appear lighter.
Level 2
Back Move
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Extended functions 36
Using the Scene mode
6 Press [ ].
7 Select Shooting → Face Retouch.
8 Select an option.
• For example, increase the Face Retouch setting to hide more
imperfections.
Level 2
Back Move
9 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
10 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
When using the Beauty Shot mode, the focus distance will be set to
Auto Macro.
Using the Night mode
In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend
the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value to
prevent overexposure.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select → Night.
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter.
5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Aperture
Back Move
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Extended functions 37
Using the Scene mode
6 Select an option.
• If you select AUTO, the camera adjusts the aperture value or
shutter speed automatically.
7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
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Extended functions 38
Using the Program mode
In the Program mode, you can set various options except the shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets automatically.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Set options.
(For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options”.)
4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 39
Using the Movie mode
In Movie mode, you can record high-definition videos in 1280 X 720 HQ resolution. You can record up to 4 GB (approximately 15 minutes) at
1280 X 720 HQ resolution and the camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files.
• Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If your card does not, set a lower resolution. (p. 46)
• Memory cards with slow writing speeds will not support highresolution videos. To record high-resolution videos, use memory cards with faster write speeds.
5 Press [ ].
6 Select Movie → Sound Alive → a sound option.
Option Description
Sound Alive On: Turn on the Sound Alive function.
Sound Alive Off: Turn off the Sound Alive function.
Mute: Do not record sounds.
• Do not block the microphone when you use the Sound Alive function.
• Recordings made with Sound Alive may differ from actual sounds.
7 Set other options as desired.
(For options, refer to “Shooting options”.)
8 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
9 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Movie → Frame Rate → a frame rate (the
number of frames per second).
• As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but
the file size also increases.
Depending on the resolution and frame rate, the movie may appear smaller
than the original size shown on the main display.
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Extended functions 40
Using the Movie mode
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause a video temporarily while
recording. With this function, you can record several scenes as a
single video.
Stop Record
• Press [ ] to pause while recording.
• Press [ ] to resume.
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a detected type of scene.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Movie → Smart Scene Detection → On.
5 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
Icon Description
Appears when recording videos of landscapes.
Appears when recording videos of clear skies.
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Extended functions 41
Using the Movie mode
Icon Description
Appears when recording videos of forested areas.
Appears when recording videos of sunsets.
6 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
7 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
• If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, will not
change and the default settings will be used.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
environments, such as camera shake, lighting and distance to the
subject.
• In Smart Scene Detection mode, you cannot set smart filter effects.
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Extended functions 42
Capturing photos with the front display
The front display helps you capture self-portraits or photos of children. You can also use the Jump Shot Timer with the front display.
Capturing an Easy Self Shot
If you press the front LCD button when the power is off, the front
display turns on for an Easy Self Shot. Because the main display
is off, the camera consumes less battery power and you can
prevent others from viewing the main display.
• The camera will turn off when you press the front LCD button
again or press [POWER].
• The front display will turn off and the main display will turn on
when you press [ ].
Using the Self-portrait mode
Conveniently capture photos of yourself with the front display.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Self Shot.
• Your camera will automatically detect your face and display a
frame to indicate the detected face.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
  
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Extended functions 43
Capturing photos with the front display
Using the Children mode
The Children mode attracts children by showing a short animation
on the front display.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Children.
• The camera will display an animation.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• You can download animations for the front display from Intelli-studio.
(p. 85)
• You can add sounds to animations to draw children's attention. (p. 92)
Using the Jump Shot Timer
Capture a photo of people jumping. An icon will appear on the
front display to tell your subjects when to jump.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Jump Shot.
3 Press [Shutter].
• The front display will start a countdown a few seconds before
shooting.
     
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Extended functions 44
Capturing photos with the front display
4 Jump when the jump icon appears on the front display.
• The camera will capture 2 photos in succession.
If you are capturing photos using the jump shot timer in low light conditions or
indoors, photos may appear dark.
Recording a video with the front display
Recording a video in Self-portrait mode
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Front On.
3 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
4 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
Recording a video in Children mode
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Children.
3 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
4 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
  
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Selecting a resolution and quality …
………… 46
Selecting a resolution … …………………… 46
Selecting image quality ……………………… 47
Using the timer ……………………………… 48
Shooting in the dark … ……………………… 49
Preventing red-eye … ……………………… 49
Using the flash … …………………………… 49
Adjusting the ISO speed … ………………… 50
Changing the camera’s focus … …………… 51
Using macro ………………………………… 51
Using auto focus … ………………………… 51
Using tracking auto focus …………………… 52
Adjusting the focus area … ………………… 53
Using face detection … ……………………… 54
Detecting faces ……………………………… 54
Taking a smile shot … ……………………… 55
Detecting eye blinking … …………………… 55
Using smart face recognition … …………… 56
Registering faces as your favorites
(My Star) … ………………………………… 57
Adjusting brightness and color ……………… 58
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) … …… 58
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) … …… 59
Changing the metering option … …………… 59
Selecting a light source (White balance) … … 60
Using burst modes …………………………… 62
Improving your photos … …………………… 63
Applying smart filter effects … ……………… 63
Adjusting your photos … …………………… 66
Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
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Shooting options 46
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
When recording a video
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Movie → Movie Size → an option.
Option Description
1280 X 720 HQ: For high-quality play back on an HDTV.
640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV.
320 X 240: To post on a web page.
  
Selecting a resolution
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include
more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on
a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size also
increases.
When taking a photo
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Photo Size → an option.
Option Description
4608 X 3456: Print on A1 paper (23" x 34").
4608 X 3072: Print on A1 paper (23" x 34") in wide ratio
(3:2).
4608 X 2592: Print on A2 paper (17" x 22") in panorama
ratio (16:9) or play back on an HDTV.
3648 X 2736: Print on A3 paper (12" x 17").
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8 1/2" x 11").
1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper (5 3/4" x 8 1/2").
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV (5 3/4" x 8 1/2").
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
The paper sizes in inches are approximate.
  
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Selecting image quality
The camera compresses and saves the photos you take in JPEG
format. Higher quality images result in larger file sizes.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Quality → an option.
Option Description
Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality.
Fine: Capture photos in high quality.
Normal: Capture photos in normal quality.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Shooting options 48
Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
  
3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera
automatically takes a photo at the specified time.
• The front display will start a countdown a few seconds before
shooting.
• Press [Shutter] or [ ] to cancel the timer.
• Depending on the face detection option you have selected, the timer
function or some timer options may not be available.
• When you set burst options, you cannot use the timer function.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
Off
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Off: The timer is not active.
10 Sec: Takes a photo in 10 seconds.
2 Sec: Takes a photo in 2 seconds.
Double: Takes a photo in 10 seconds, and then takes
another 2 seconds later.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Shooting options 49
Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.
Using the flash
Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need
more light in your photos.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
Auto
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Off:
• The flash does not fire.
• The camera displays the camera shake warning ( )
when you are shooting in low light.
Red-eye Fix*:
• The flash fires twice when the subject or background
is dark.
• The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
software analysis.
Preventing red-eye
If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark,
a red glow may appear in the person's eyes. To prevent this,
select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in "Using
the flash".

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