Samsung ES81 manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: ES81
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Turkish, English

Table of Contents

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This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
Common questions
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Settings
Appendixes
Index
User Manual
ES80/ES81
 Click a topic
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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.
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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Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or
damage that may result from camera malfunction or improper
use.
You must plug the end of the cable with the arrow mark( ) into
your camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
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 your 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.
Health and safety information
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Copyright information
• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
• 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.
• For Open Source License information, refer to the
“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Organization of the user manual
Basic functions 11
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions 26
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Shooting options 35
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 53
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos.
You will also learn how to connect your camera to your
photo printer or TV.
Settings 75
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes 81
Refer to error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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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 → White
Balance represents select Shooting, and then select
White Balance.
* Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
ACB Auto Contrast Balance
AEB Auto Exposure Bracket
AF Auto Focus
DIS Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
ISO International Organization for Standardization
WB White Balance
Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode Indication
Smart Auto
Program
DIS
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 the
Program, DIS, and
Movie modes
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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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Common questions
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. 39)
• If the photo has already been taken, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 64)
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.40)
Photos are blurred. This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
• Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 24)
• Use the mode. (p. 31)
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.
• Turn on the flash. (p. 39)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 40)
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
• Select Night in the mode. (p. 30)
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. 28)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 40)
• Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 47)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 47)
• Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 48)
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
• mode > Beauty Shot  29
• mode > Portrait  28
• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
 39
• Face Detection  44
Taking photos at night or in the dark
• mode > Night  30
• mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks  28
• Flash options  39
• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  40
Taking action photos
• Continuous, Motion Capture  50
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• mode > Close Up, Text  28
• 
Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  41
• White Balance (to change the color tone)  48
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• EV (to adjust exposure)  47
• ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds)  47
• Metering  48
• AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with
different exposures)  50
Applying a different effect
• Photo styles (to apply tones)  51
• 
Image adjust (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast)  52
Reducing camera shake
• mode  31
• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album  55
• Deleting all files on the
memory card  57
• Viewing files as a slide
show  58
• Viewing files on a TV  66
• Connecting your camera to a
computer  67
• Adjusting sound and volume
 77
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display  77
• Changing the display
language  78
• Settingthedateandtime78
• Formatting the memory
card  78
• Troubleshooting  91
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Contents
Adding a voice memo to a photo .................................. 34
Shooting options ............................................................. 35
Selecting a resolution and quality ................................ 36
Selecting a resolution .
.................................................. 36
Selecting image quality ................................................ 36
Using the timer ............................................................. 37
Shooting in the dark ..................................................... 39
Preventing red-eye ...................................................... 39
Using the flash ............................................................ 39
Adjusting the ISO speed .............................................. 40
Changing the camera’s focus ...................................... 41
Using macro ............................................................... 41
Using auto focus ......................................................... 41
Using tracking auto focus .
............................................ 42
Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 43
Using face detection .................................................... 44
Detecting faces .
.......................................................... 44
Taking a self-portrait shot ............................................. 45
Taking a smile shot ...................................................... 45
Detecting eye blinking .
................................................. 46
Adjusting brightness and color .................................... 47
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ............................ 47
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ............................ 47
Changing the metering option ...................................... 48
Selecting a light source (White balance) .
....................... 48
Using burst modes ....................................................... 50
Improving your photos ................................................. 51
Applying photo styles .
.................................................. 51
Basic functions ................................................................ 11
Unpacking .................................................................... 12
Camera layout .............................................................. 13
Inserting the battery and memory card .
....................... 15
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ...... 16
Charging the battery .................................................... 16
Turning on your camera ............................................... 16
Performing the initial setup .......................................... 17
Learning icons .............................................................. 18
Selecting options .
......................................................... 19
Setting the display and sound ..................................... 21
Changing the display type ............................................ 21
Setting the sound .
....................................................... 21
Taking photos ............................................................... 22
Zooming .
.................................................................... 23
Tips for getting a clearer photo .................................... 24
Extended functions ......................................................... 26
Shooting modes ........................................................... 27
Using the Smart Auto mode ......................................... 27
Using the Scene mode .
............................................... 28
Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 29
Using the frame guide .
................................................. 30
Using the Night mode .
................................................. 30
Using the DIS mode .................................................... 31
Using the Program mode ............................................. 32
Recording a video ....................................................... 32
Recording voice memos .............................................. 34
Recording a voice memo ............................................. 34
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Contents
Adjusting your photos .................................................. 52
Playback/Editing .
............................................................. 53
Playing back ................................................................. 54
Starting Playback mode ............................................... 54
Viewing photos ........................................................... 58
Playing a video ............................................................ 59
Playing voice memos .
.................................................. 60
Editing a photo ............................................................. 62
Resizing photos .......................................................... 62
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 62
Applying photo styles .
.................................................. 63
Correcting exposure problems ..................................... 64
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 65
Viewing files on a TV .................................................... 66
Transferring files to your Windows computer .............. 67
Transferring files using Intelli-studio ................................ 69
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a
removable disk .
........................................................... 71
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .
................. 72
Transferring files to your Mac computer ...................... 73
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer .......... 74
Settings ............................................................................ 75
Camera settings menu ................................................. 76
Accessing the settings menu ....................................... 76
Sound .
....................................................................... 77
Display ....................................................................... 77
Settings .
..................................................................... 78
Appendixes ...................................................................... 81
Error messages ............................................................ 82
Camera maintenance ................................................... 83
Cleaning your camera .
................................................. 83
Using or storing the camera ......................................... 84
About memory cards ................................................... 85
About the battery .
........................................................ 87
Before contacting a service center .............................. 91
Camera specifications .
................................................. 94
Glossary .
....................................................................... 97
FCC notice .
................................................................. 101
Index ........................................................................... 102
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Unpacking … ………………………………… 12
Camera layout ………………………………… 13
Inserting the battery and memory card … … 15
Charging the battery and turning your
camera on …………………………………… 16
Charging the battery ………………………… 16
Turning on your camera … ………………… 16
Performing the initial setup … ……………… 17
Learning icons ………………………………… 18
Selecting options …
…………………………… 19
Setting the display and sound … …………… 21
Changing the display type …
………………… 21
Setting the sound …………………………… 21
Taking photos … ……………………………… 22
Zooming … ………………………………… 23
Tips for getting a clearer photo ……………… 24
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.
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Basic functions 12
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera Rechargeable battery AC adapter/
USB cable
Strap Quick Start Manual Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
• The illustrations may differ slightly from the items shipped with your
product.
• 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.
Optional accessories
Camera case Memory cards
A/V cable Battery charger
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Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Tripod mount
Shutter button
POWER button
AF-assist light/
timer lamp
Flash
Speaker
Lens
Microphone
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or
A/V cable
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Camera layout
Button Description
Access options or menus
Navigation
In Shooting mode While setting
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
Playback Enter Playback mode
Function
• Access options in Shooting mode
• Delete files in Playback mode
Status lamp
• Blinking: When the camera is saving
a photo or video, being read by a
computer or printer, or out of focus
• Green: When the camera is
connecting to a computer or in focus
• Red: Charging the battery
Display
Zoom button
• Zoom in or out in Shooting mode.
• Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as
thumbnails in Playback mode.
• Adjust volume in Playback mode.
Attaching the strap
2
1
MODE button: Open the list of shooting modes
Icon Mode Description
Smart Auto
The camera automatically selects settings based
on a the type of scene (Night, Portrait, Sunset,
etc.) it detects.
Program Take a photo by setting options
DIS
The camera activates options that reduce camera
shake.
Scene
Take a photo with options preset for a specific
scene (Landscape, Portrait, Forest, etc.).
Movie Record a video.
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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 down to
release the battery.
• You need a storage device for shooting. Insert the memory card.
• Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory
card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory
card.
Memory card
Battery
Insert a memory card with the
gold-colored contacts facing
down.
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing down.
Memory card
Battery
Battery lock
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Charging the battery
Before using the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter, and then plug
the end of cable with the arrow mark ( ) into your camera.
Turning on your camera
Press [ ] to turn your camera on or off.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time. (p. 17)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [ ]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] for about
3 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
Status Lamp
• Red: Charging
• The LED lamp turns off when charging is complete.
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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 [ ].
Back Set
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 [ ].
Back
London
DST
Time Zone
6 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date/Time Set and press
[ ] or [ ].
7 Press [ ] or [ ] to select an item.
Language : English
Time Zone : London
Date/Time Set : 2011/01/01
Back Set
8 Press [ ] or [ ] to set the date and time and press [ ].
9 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date Type and press
[ ] or [ ].
Language : English
Time Zone : London
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Back Set
10 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a date format and press [ ].
11 Press [ ] to switch to the Shooting mode.
YYYY/MM/DD
MM/DD/YYYY
DD/MM/YYYY
Off
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C. 
Icons on the left
Icon Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Exposure value
White balance
Face tone
Face retouch
ISO speed
Photo style
Image adjustment
(contrast, sharpness, saturation)
Voice muted
Burst type
Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon Description
Camera shake
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
B. Icons on the right
Icon Description
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Frame rate
Photo quality
Metering option
Flash option
Timer option
Auto focus option
Face detection
A. Information
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Memory card is not inserted
Memory card inserted
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• : Charging needed
Voice memo (On)
Auto focus frame
A
B
C
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Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [ ], and then using the navigation buttons ([ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]).
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
5 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to White Balance, and then
press [ ] or [ ].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Focus Area
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 mode
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Program, and then press
[ ].
Smart Auto
Program
DIS
Scene
Movie
This mode allows you to directly set various
features for shooting.
3 Press [ ].
Shooting
Sound
Display
Settings
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Focus Area
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.
Press [ ] repeatedly to change a display type.
Show all photographic
information.
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 how to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Smart Auto, and then
press [ ].
Smart Auto
Program
DIS
Scene
Movie
This mode recognizes the scene
automatically.
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 24 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you
use the digital zoom.
Digital range
Optical range
Zoom indicator
• The digital zoom is not available when you use Face Detection
options 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 and 3X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 15 times.
Press [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Press [Zoom] left
to zoom out.
Zoom out Zoom in
Zoom ratio
Zoom is not available if the focus is set to Macro.
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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
halfpress [Shutter] again if the
focus frame appears in red.
Reducing camera shake
• Select the mode to reduce camera shake
digitally. (p. 31)
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. 40)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 40)
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
-
- 
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)
-
- the light source behind the subject is too bright
-
- the subject is shiny or reflective
-
- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
-
- 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. 39)
• When subjects are moving fast
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 50)
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Shooting modes ……………………………… 27
Using the Smart Auto mode ………………… 27
Using the Scene mode ……………………… 28
Using the Beauty Shot mode … …………… 29
Using the frame guide … …………………… 30
Using the Night mode … …………………… 30
Using the DIS mode ………………………… 31
Using the Program mode …………………… 32
Recording a video …………………………… 32
Recording voice memos … ………………… 34
Recording a voice memo …………………… 34
Adding a voice memo to a photo …………… 34
Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.
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Extended functions 27
Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Icon Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
Appears when taking portraits at night.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes with
backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits.
Appears when taking close-up photos of objects.
Appears when taking close-up photos of text.
Appears when taking photos of sunsets.
Appears when taking photos of clear skies.
Appears when taking photos of forested areas.
Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful
subjects.
Appears when the camera is stable (on a tripod, for
example) and the subject is motionless for a period
of time. This is available only when you are shooting
in the dark.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Using the Smart Auto mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on the type of scene it defects.
Smart Auto Mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera
settings for various scenes.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Smart Auto.
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
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos with bright white
backgrounds.
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Shooting modes
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Scene → a scene.
Beauty Shot
Frame Guide
Night
Portrait
Children
Landscape
Close Up
This mode is appropriate for taking pictures
of faces.
• To change the scene mode, press [ ], and then select
Scene → a scene.
• For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot
mode" on page 29.
• For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide" on
page 30.
• For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 30.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
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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Shooting modes
6 Select Shooting → Face Retouch → an option.
• Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
imperfections.
Level 2
Back Move
7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
When using the Beauty Shot mode, the focus distance will be set to
Auto Macro.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Scene → Beauty Shot.
3 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
only), press [ ], and then go to Step 4. To hide
facial imperfections, press [ ], and then go to
Step 5.
4 Select Shooting → Face Tone → an option.
• Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
Level 2
Back Move
5 To hide facial imperfections, press [ ].
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Shooting modes
Using the Night mode
Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for preset for
shooting at night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera from
shaking.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Scene → Night.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Adjusting the exposure in 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 Scene → Night.
3 Press [ ].
4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter.
Using the frame guide
When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can
compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame
guide helps the other person take a photo of you by showing part
of the pre-composed scene.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Scene → Frame Guide.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then press [Shutter].
• Transparent guides appear on the left and right of the frame.
Cancel Frame: OK
4 Ask another person to take a photo.
• The person aligns the subject in the frame using the guides,
and then presses [Shutter] to take the photo.
5 To cancel the guides, press [ ].
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Shooting modes
Using the DIS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Digital
Image Stabilization functions.
Before correction After correction
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select DIS.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
• The digital zoom does not work in this mode.
• If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
• The DIS function may not work where the lighting is brighter than that
of a fluorescent lamp.
5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Aperture
Auto
Auto
Back Move
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 blurry photos.
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Shooting modes
Recording a video
Record videos of up to 2 hours in length.
The recorded video is saved as an MJPEG file.
Memory cards with slow writing speeds will not support high-resolution
videos and high-speed videos. To record high-resolution or high-speed
videos, use memory cards with faster writing speeds (p. 36).
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Movie.
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.
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 Program.
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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Shooting modes
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.
Press [ ] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
Stop Pause
5 Press [ ].
6 Select Movie → Voice → a sound option.
Option Description
On: Record a video with sound.
Off: Record a video without sound.
Zoom Mute: The camera stops recording sound
temporarily when you use the zoom.
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.
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Recording voice memos
Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of
shooting conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when recording 16 inches (40 cm.) away from the camera.
Adding a voice memo to a photo
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Voice → Memo.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then take a photo.
• Begin recording the voice memo right after taking the photo.
4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
• Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the
10 seconds are up.
You cannot add voice memos to photos if you set Continuous, Motion
Capture, or AEB options.
Recording a voice memo
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Voice → Record.
3 Press [Shutter] to record.
• You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
• Press [ ] to pause or resume recording.
Stop Pause
4 Press [Shutter] to stop.
• Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
5 Press [ ] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Selecting a resolution and quality …
………… 36
Selecting a resolution … …………………… 36
Selecting image quality ……………………… 36
Using the timer ……………………………… 37
Shooting in the dark … ……………………… 39
Preventing red-eye … ……………………… 39
Using the flash … …………………………… 39
Adjusting the ISO speed … ………………… 40
Changing the camera’s focus … …………… 41
Using macro ………………………………… 41
Using auto focus … ………………………… 41
Using tracking auto focus …………………… 42
Adjusting the focus area … ………………… 43
Using face detection … ……………………… 44
Detecting faces ……………………………… 44
Taking a self-portrait shot …………………… 45
Taking a smile shot … ……………………… 45
Detecting eye blinking … …………………… 46
Adjusting brightness and color ……………… 47
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) … …… 47
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) … …… 47
Changing the metering option … …………… 48
Selecting a light source (White balance) … … 48
Using burst modes …………………………… 50
Improving your photos … …………………… 51
Applying photo styles … …………………… 51
Adjusting your photos … …………………… 52
Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
When recording a video
1 In the mode, press [ ].
2 Select Movie → Movie Size → an option.
Option Description
640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV.
320 X 240: To post on a web page.
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.
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
4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper (23.3" x 33.1").
3984 X 2656: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3") in wide
ratio (3:2).
3968 X 2232: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3") in
panorama ratio (16:9) or play back on an HDTV.
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper (11.7" x 16.5").
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8.3" x 11.7").
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper (5.8" x 8.3").
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
The paper sizes in inches are approximate.
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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.
• Press [ ] or [Shutter] to cancel the timer.
• Self timer options are not available if you set continuous options.
• Depending on the face detection option you have selected, the timer
function or some timer options may not be available.
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.
Motion Timer: Detects your movement, and then takes
a photo. (p. 38)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using the timer
6 Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/timer lamp
is blinking.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp stops blinking just before the
camera automatically takes a photo.
The motion timer may not work when:
• you are more than 10 ft. (3 m) away from the camera
• your movements are too subtle
• there is too much light or backlight
Using the motion timer
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select .
3 Press [Shutter].
4 Stand within 10 ft. (3 m) of the camera within 6 seconds
after pressing [Shutter].
5 Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate
the timer.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp starts to blink rapidly when the
camera detects you.
The detection range of
the motion timer
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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.
Auto: The camera selects a proper flash setting for the
scene it detects in the mode.
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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Shooting in the dark
• Flash options are not available if you set Continuous, Motion
Capture, AEB options or select Self-Portrait or Blink Detection.
• Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 94)
• If light from the flash is relected or there is a large amount of dust in
the air, tiny spots may appear in your photo.
Adjusting the ISO speed
The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as
defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your
camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better
photo without using the flash.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → ISO → an option.
• Select to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the
brightness of the subject and lighting.
• The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get.
• When you select Motion Capture, the camera sets the ISO speed
to Auto.
Option Description
Red-eye Fix*:
• The flash fires twice when the subject or background
is dark. The subject should not move until the flash
fires a second time.
• The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
software analysis.
Slow Sync:
• The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
• Select this when you want to capture ambient light to
reveal more details in the background.
• Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
• The camera will display the shake warning ( ) when
you are shooting in low light.
Fill in:
• The flash always fires.
• The camera adjusts light intensity automatically.
Red-eye*:
• The flash fires twice when the subject or background
is dark.
• The camera reduces red-eyes.
Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus.
Using auto focus
To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
Normal (AF)
2 Select an option.
Option Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 32 in. (80 cm)
from the camera. Farther than 39 in. (100 cm) when using
the zoom.
Macro: Focus on a subject 2 to 32 in. (5 - 80 cm) from
the camera.
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 2 in. (5
cm). Farther than 39 in. (100 cm) when using the zoom.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
Using macro
Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers
or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.”
• Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos.
• Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 16 in. (40 cm.)
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using tracking auto focus
Tracking AF allows you to track and auto focus on your subject,
even when you are moving.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Focus Area → Tracking AF.
3 Focus on the subject you want to track and press [ ].
• A focus frame will appear on the subject and will follow the
subject as you move the camera.
• The white frame means that your camera is tracking the
subject.
• The green frame means that your subject is in focus when you
half-press [Shutter].
• If you do not press [ ], the focus frame will be in the center of
the screen.
• Tracking a subject may fail when:
-
- the subject is too small or the subject moves excessively
-
- the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
-
- colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the
same
-
- the camera shakes excessively
• When tracking a subject fails, the focus frame will appear as a white
single-line frame ( ).
• If the camera fails to track the subject, you must reselect the subject
to track.
• If the camera fails to focus, the focus frame will change to a red single-
line frame ( ).
• If you use this function, you cannot set face detection, photo style and
self timer options.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Adjusting the focus area
You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Focus Area → an option.
Option Description
Center AF: Focus on the center. Suitable when
subjects are located in the center.
Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible
areas.
Tracking AF: Focus on and track the subject.
(p.42)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using face detection
If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera
adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to
capture a smiling face.
Detecting faces
Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 faces
in one scene).
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Normal.
• The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest
of the faces appear in gray focus frames.
The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera detects faces.
• If the camera recognizes any number of faces, the focus
automatically tracks the motion of those faces.
• In some scene modes, face detection is unavailable.
• Face detection may not be effective when:
-
- the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear
orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection.)
-
- it is too bright or too dark
-
- the subject is not facing the camera
-
- the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
-
- the subject is backlit or the lighting condition is unstable
-
- the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably
• Face detection is not available when using a Photo Style Selector, or
image adjustment option or when used with Tracking AF.
• Face detection is not available when you are using the digital zoom.
• Depending on the face detection option you selected, the timer or
some timer options are not available.
• Depending on the face detection option you selected, some burst
options are not available.
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Using face detection
Taking a smile shot
The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a
smiling face.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Smile Shot.
• When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect
the smile more easily.
Taking a self-portrait shot
Take photos of yourself. The camera automatically sets the photo
distance to close-up and emits a beep when ready.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Self-Portrait.
3 When you hear a beep, press [Shutter].
If you turn Volume off in the sound settings, the camera will not emit a beep.
(p. 77)
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Shooting options 46
Using face detection
Detecting eye blinking
If your camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes two
photos in succession.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Blink
Detection.
• Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen.
• When blink detection fails, the “Picture taken with eyes closed.”
message appears. Take another photo.
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Adjusting brightness and color
Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.
Compensating for backlighting (ACB)
When the light source is behind your subject or there is high
contrast between your subject and the background, your subject
is likely to appear dark in the photo. If this occurs, turn the Auto
Contrast Balance (ACB) option on.
Without ACB With ACB
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting → ACB → an option.
Option Description
Off: ACB is off.
On: ACB is on.
The ACB feature is not available when you set Continuous, Motion
Capture, AEB options.
Adjusting the exposure manually
(EV)
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos
may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the
exposure to get a better photo.
Darker (-) Neutral (0) Brighter (+)
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting or Movie → EV.
3 Select a value to adjust the exposure.
• Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You
may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure
or underexposure.
• If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracket). The camera takes three photos, each with a
different exposure: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 50)
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Adjusting brightness and color
Selecting a light source
(White balance)
The color of your photo depends on the type and quality of
the light source. If you want the color of your photo to be
realistic, select a white balance setting that matches the lighting
conditions, such as Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.
(Auto WB) (Daylight)
(Cloudy) (Tungsten)
Changing the metering option
The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera
measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your
photos will vary depending on the metering mode you select.
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting or Movie → Metering → an option.
Option Description
Multi:
• Your camera divides the scene into several areas, and
then measures the light intensity of each area.
• Suitable for general photos.
Spot:
• Your camera measures only the light intensity of the
very center of the frame.
• If a subject is not in the center of the scene, your
photo may be improperly exposed.
• Suitable for a subject with backlighting.
Center-weighted:
• Your camera averages the meter reading of the entire
frame with emphasis placed on the center.
• Suitable for photos with subjects in the center of the
frame.
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Adjusting brightness and color
Defining your own white balance
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance →
Custom Set.
3 Aim the lens at a piece of white paper.
4 Press [Shutter].
1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].
2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance → an
option.
Icon Description
Auto WB: Automatically sets the white balance based
on the lighting conditions.
Daylight: Select when taking outdoor photos on a
sunny day.
Cloudy: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy
day or in shadows.
Fluorescent_H: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent or three-way fluorescent light.
Fluorescent_L: Select when shooting under white
fluorescent light.
Tungsten: Select when taking indoor photos under
incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps.
Custom Set: Use white balance settings you defined.
(See procedure at right.)

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