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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: EX1
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

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
Appendixes
Index
User Manual
EX1
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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
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
Safety warnings
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive
gases and liquids
Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable
chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or
explosive materials in the same compartment as the camera or its
accessories.
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.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
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Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations
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when disposing of used batteries.
Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,
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such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may
explode when overheated.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose
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outlet when charging batteries. This may cause a fire or electric
shock.
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Health and safety information
Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and
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installing batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors,
improperly connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries
and memory cards can damage ports, connectors, and
accessories.
Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s
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compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to
improper use may not be covered by your warranty.
Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury
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to yourself or others.
Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and
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prevent proper operation.
Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause
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allergies, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with
sensitive skin. If you have experience any of these symptoms,
stop using the camera immediately and consult a doctor.
Safety precautions
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious
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damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water
damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
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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 using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or
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poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
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extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode
over time and cause serious damage to your camera.
Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on
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beaches or in other similar areas.
Protect your camera from impact, rough handling, and
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excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
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Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
Protect your camera’s lens
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor
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the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
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lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very
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hot temperatures (below 0 ºC/32 ºF or above 40 ºC/104 ºF).
Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your
batteries and can cause memory cards to malfunction.
Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as
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this can create a connection between the + and – terminals
of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery
damage. Also, this may cause a fire or electric shock.
Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or
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foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a
soft cloth before inserting in your camera.
Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in
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contact with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the
camera to malfunction.
Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
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card.
Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
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or pressure.
Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
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cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
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Health and safety information
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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.
Important usage information
Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera
Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or
attempt to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results
from unqualified service is not covered by your warranty.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
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finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
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recharged before use.
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
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Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
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Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm
and humid one, condensation can form on the delicate electronic
circuitry and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour
until all moisture has evaporated before using the camera.
Health and safety information
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Copyright information
Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
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registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
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HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term "High Definition
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Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are
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the property of their respective owners.
Camera specifications or contents of this manual may
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be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of
camera functions.
You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of
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this manual without prior permission.
For Open Source License information, refer to the
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“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Organization of the user manual
Basic functions 13
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions 32
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Shooting options 46
Learn about the options you can set in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 75
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to
connect your camera to your computer, photo printer,
TV, or HDTV.
Appendixes 102
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode Indication
Smart Auto t
Program p
Aperture Priority A
Shutter Priority S
Manual M
DUAL IS d
Scene s
Movie v
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The s mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
For example:
Available in the
Program, Aperture
Priority, Shutter Priority,
DUAL IS, 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 a “
White Balance (represents select a, and then
White Balance).
* Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
AEL Auto Exposure Lock
AF Auto Focus
DIS Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
OIS Optical Image Stabilization
WB White Balance
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Pressing the shutter
Half-press [
t Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
Press [
t Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
Subject
t : the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
Background
t : the objects around the subject
Composition
t : 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 sensitivity. 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
t Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 52)
If the photo has already been taken, select
t Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 87)
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.
t
Set ISO sensitivity options. (p.
t 55)
Photos are blurred. This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
Press [
t Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 30)
Use the
t d mode. (p. 41)
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
t Night in the s mode. (p. 35)
Turn on the flash. (p.
t 52)
Set ISO sensitivity options. (p.
t 55)
Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
t
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 in front of the sun.
t
Select
t Backlight in the s mode. (p. 35)
Set the flash option to
t Fill in. (p. 52)
Adjust the exposure. (p.
t 65)
Set the metering option to
t Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 66)
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
s
t mode > Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children 35
Red-eye
t , Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
52
Face Detection
t 60
Taking photos at night or in the dark
s
t mode > Night, Dawn, Fireworks 35
Flash options
t 52
ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t 55
Taking action photos
S
t mode 50
Continuous
t 50
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
s
t mode > Close Up, Text 35
t Macro, Auto Macro, Manual Focus (to take close-up
photos) 56
White Balance
t (to change the color tone) 67
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
WB BKT
t (to take 3 photos of the same scene with
different white balance) 50
AE BKT
t (to take 3 photos of the same scene with
different exposure settings) 50
ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t 55
EV
t (to adjust exposure) 65
Metering
t 66
Applying a different effect
PSS BKT
t (to take 9 photos of the same scene with
different photo styles) 50
Photo styles (to apply tones)
t 71
Smart filter effects
t 72
Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
t
contrast) 73
Reducing camera shake
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
t 29
d
t mode 41
Viewing files by category in
t
Smart Album 78
Deleting all files on the
t
memory card 80
Viewing files as a slide show
t
81
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
t
89
Connecting your camera to a
t
computer 91
Adjusting sound and volume
t
104
Adjusting the brightness of
t
the display 105
Formatting the memory card
t
105
Changing the display
t
language 105
Setting the date and time
t
106
Troubleshooting
t 117
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Contents
Extended functions ........................................................ 32
Using the Smart Auto mode .............................................. 33
Using the Scene mode ...................................................... 35
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................ 35
Using the Program mode .................................................. 37
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or
Manual mode .................................................................... 38
Using the Aperture Priority mode ........................................... 39
Using the Shutter Priority mode ............................................. 39
Using the Manual mode ....................................................... 40
Using the DUAL IS mode .................................................. 41
Recording a video ............................................................. 42
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ................................ 43
Recording voice memos ................................................... 45
Recording a voice memo ..................................................... 45
Adding a voice memo to a photo .......................................... 45
Basic functions ............................................................... 13
Unpacking ......................................................................... 14
Camera layout ................................................................... 15
Using the screen ................................................................. 18
Attaching a strap ................................................................. 18
Attaching a lens cap ............................................................ 19
Inserting the battery and memory card .............................. 20
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ............. 21
Charging the battery ............................................................ 21
Turning on your camera ........................................................ 21
Performing the initial setup ................................................ 22
Learning icons ................................................................... 23
Selecting options ............................................................... 24
Setting the display and sound ........................................... 26
Changing the information displayed ....................................... 26
Setting the sound ................................................................ 26
Taking photos .................................................................... 27
Zooming ............................................................................. 28
Reducing camera shake (OIS) .............................................. 29
Tips for getting a clearer photo .......................................... 30
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Contents
Shooting options ............................................................ 46
Selecting a resolution and quality ...................................... 47
Selecting a resolution ........................................................... 47
Selecting image quality ........................................................ 48
Using the timer .................................................................. 49
Using burst modes ............................................................ 50
Taking continuous photos .................................................... 50
Taking bracketed photos ...................................................... 51
Shooting in the dark .......................................................... 52
Preventing red-eye .............................................................. 52
Using the flash .................................................................... 52
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity .................................................. 55
Changing the camera’s focus ............................................ 56
Using macro ....................................................................... 56
Using auto focus ................................................................. 56
Using selection focus .......................................................... 57
Using tracking auto focus ..................................................... 58
Adjusting the focus area ....................................................... 59
Using face detection ......................................................... 60
Detecting faces ................................................................... 60
Taking a self-portrait shot ...................................................... 61
Taking a smile shot .............................................................. 61
Detecting eye blinking .......................................................... 62
Using smart face recognition ................................................ 62
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) .......................... 63
Adjusting brightness and color .......................................... 65
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .................................... 65
Locking the exposure value .................................................. 66
Changing the metering option ............................................... 66
Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................. 67
Improving your photos ...................................................... 71
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 71
Applying smart filter effects ................................................... 72
Adjusting your photos .......................................................... 73
Using smart range ............................................................ 74
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Appendixes ................................................................... 102
Camera settings menu .................................................... 103
Accessing the settings menu .............................................. 103
Sound .............................................................................. 104
Display ............................................................................. 104
Settings ............................................................................ 105
Error messages ............................................................... 108
Camera maintenance ...................................................... 109
Cleaning your camera ........................................................ 109
About memory cards ......................................................... 110
About the battery ............................................................... 111
Using optional accessories .............................................. 114
Using optional flash units .................................................. 114
Using an optional optical viewfinder ..................................... 114
Using an optional conversion lens ....................................... 115
Using an optional remote control ......................................... 116
Before contacting a service center .................................. 117
Camera specifications ..................................................... 120
Index ............................................................................... 125
Playback/Editing ............................................................. 75
Playing back ...................................................................... 76
Starting Playback mode ....................................................... 76
Viewing photos ................................................................... 81
Playing a video .................................................................... 82
Playing voice memos ........................................................... 83
Editing a photo .................................................................. 84
Resizing photos .................................................................. 84
Rotating a photo .................................................................. 84
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 85
Applying smart filter effects ................................................... 86
Adjusting your photos .......................................................... 87
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................ 88
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ........................................... 89
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows) .............. 91
Transferring files using Intelli-studio ........................................ 92
Transferring files by connecting the
camera as a removable disk ................................................. 94
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .......................... 95
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac) ...................... 96
Using Samsung RAW Converter ....................................... 97
Installing Samsung RAW Converter ....................................... 97
Opening Samsung RAW Converter ...................................... 97
Using the Samsung RAW Converter Interface ........................ 98
Editing RAW format files ...................................................... 99
Saving RAW files as JPEG/TIFF formats .............................. 100
Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ............. 101
Contents
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Unpacking ……………………………………………… 14
Camera layout …………………………………………… 15
Using the screen ……………………………………… 18
Attaching a strap ……………………………………… 18
Attaching a lens cap …………………………………… 19
Inserting the battery and memory card ……………… 20
Charging the battery and turning your camera on …… 21
Charging the battery …………………………………… 21
Turning on your camera ………………………………… 21
Performing the initial setup …………………………… 22
Learning icons …………………………………………… 23
Selecting options ………………………………………… 24
Setting the display and sound ………………………… 26
Changing the information displayed …………………… 26
Setting the sound ……………………………………… 26
Taking photos …………………………………………… 27
Zooming ………………………………………………… 28
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ………………………… 29
Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 30
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.
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Basic functions 14
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
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You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center.
t
Samsung is not responsible for any problems caused by using unauthorized accessories.
Camera AC adapter/USB cable
Software CD-ROM
(User Manual included)
Quick Start Guide
Rechargeable battery Strap
Lens cap/Lens cap strap
Optional accessories
Camera case Conversion lens Optical viewfinder
A/V cable HDMI cable Battery charger
Remote control Memory card Flash
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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
Camera ring
Remove the ring and mount
an optional conversion lens
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
EV dial
POWER button
Remote control sensor
Flash
Eyelet for camera strap
Lens
Shutter button
Microphone
Mode dial (p. 17)
Drive mode dial (p. 17)
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI cable
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or A/V cable
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Camera layout
Button Description
E
Lock the adjusted exposure value in Shooting mode.
t
Protect the displayed file in Playback mode.
t
Recorder Start recording a video.
m Access options or menus.
Metering Change the metering option.
Button Description
Navigation
When pressing:
In Shooting mode While setting
D Change the display option Move up
c Change the macro option Move down
F Change the flash option Move left
I Change the ISO option Move right
When rotating:
Scroll to an option or menu.
t
Adjust aperture value in Shooting mode.
t
Scroll through files in Playback mode.
t
o Confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Playback Enter Playback mode.
Function
Access options in Shooting mode.
t
Delete files in Playback mode.
t
Status lamp
Blinking
t : When saving a photo or
video, being read by a computer or
printer, or out of focus
Steady
t : When connecting to a
computer or in focus
Display
(See this right table.)
(See this left table.)
Flash release
Accessory shoe
Zoom button
Zoom in or out in Shooting mode
t
Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as
t
thumbnails in Playback mode
Adjust volume in Playback mode
t
Open screens to adjust defined settings
t
while setting
Speaker
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Camera layout
Mode dial
Icon Mode Description
t Smart Auto
Take a photo by letting the camera select a
scene mode it detects.
p Program Take a photo by setting options.
A
Aperture
Priority
Take a photo by adjusting the aperture
value.
(The shutter speed is set automatically.)
S Shutter Priority
Take a photo by adjusting the shutter
speed.
(The aperture value is set automatically.)
M Manual
Take a photo by adjusting both the aperture
value and shutter speed.
d DUAL IS
Take a photo using options suitable for
reducing camera shake.
s Scene
Take a photo using options preset for a
specific scene.
v Movie
Check the configured settings to record
a video.
Drive mode dial
Icon Mode Description
g Single Take a single photo.
C Continuous
While you are pressing [
t Shutter], the
camera takes photos continuously.
The maximum number of photos depends
t
on the capacity of your memory card.
x 10 Sec Take a photo in 10 seconds.
w 2 Sec Take a photo in 2 seconds.
B Bracket
According to a bracketing option,
Take 9 photos with different photo styles.
t
Take 3 photos with different white
t
balance.
Take 3 photos with different exposures.
t
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Camera layout
Attaching a strap
Attach a strap to carry your camera conveniently.
Using the screen
Swing the screen outwards 180° and rotate it up or down for
high- and low-angle photos or self portraits. You can rotate the
screen a maximum of 90° downward or 180° upward.
Fold the screen when not in use.
t
Rotate the screen only within the angle allowed.
t
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Camera layout
Attaching a lens cap
Attach a lens cap with a lens cap strap to protect the camera lens.
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn how 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.
The internal memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
Memory card
Battery
Battery lock
Insert a memory card with the
gold-colored contacts facing
down.
Memory card
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing down.
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
t
for the first time. (p. 22)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [P] for about
5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
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 indicator light into your camera.
Indicator light
Red
t : Charging
Green
t : Fully charged
Orange
t : Error
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Performing the initial setup
When the initial setup screen appears, follow the steps below to configure the camera's basic settings.
Press [
6 F] or [I] to select a time zone, and then
press [o].
To set the daylight-saving time, press [
t D].
Back DST
Press [
7 F] “ [D] or [c] to select Date & Time, and
then press [I] or [o].
Press [
8 F] or [I] to select an item.
Off
Exit Set
Press [
9 D] or [c] to set the date and time or select a
date format, and then press [o].
Press [
1 POWER].
The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
t
for the first time.
Press [
2 I] to select Language, and then press
[I] or [o].
Press [
3 D/c/F/I] to select a language, and then
press [o].
Press [
4 D] or [c] to select Time Zone, and then
press [I] or [o].
Press [
5 D] or [c] to select Home, and then press [o].
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C. Information
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
F2.4 Aperture value
1/60 Shutter speed
Exposure value
Exposure value lock
00001 Available number of photos
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
t : Fully charged
t : Partially charged
t (Red): Charging needed
00:00:10 Available recording time
Voice memo
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
4.0 Zoom ratio
Histogram (p. 26)
Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
B. Icons on the right
Icon Description
Single shot
Continuous shots
Timer
Bracketing
Remote control
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Frame rate
Photo quality
Metering option
Flash option
Flash intensity
ISO sensitivity
Auto focus option
A. Icons on the left
Icon Description
White balance
White balance adjust
Face detection
Focus area option
Photo style
Smart filter effect
Image adjustment (sharpness, contrast,
saturation)
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
A
B
C
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Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [m] and using the navigation buttons ([D], [c], [F], [I]).
You can also access shooting options by pressing [f] or rotating the EV dial, but some options will not be available.
Going back to the previous menu
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Press or rotate the navigation button to scroll to an
2
option or menu.
Press [
t D] or [c] to move up or down press [F] or [I]
to move left or right.
Rotate the navigation button any direction.
t
Press [
3 o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
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Selecting options
Rotate the navigation button or press [
4 D] or [c] to
scroll to White Balance, and then press [I] or [o].
Photo Size
White Balance
Quality
EV
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Focus Area
Exit Move
Rotate the navigation button or press [
5 F] or [I] to
scroll to the white balance option.
Move Adjust
Press [
6 o] to save your settings.
Press [
7 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
E.g. Selecting the white balance option in Program mode
Rotate the mode dial to
1 p.
Press [
2 m].
Photo Size
White Balance
Quality
EV
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Focus Area
Exit Move
Rotate the navigation button or press [
3 D] or [c] to
scroll to a, and then press [I] or [o].
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Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic information the camera displays and the sound settings.
About a histogram
A histogram is a graph that displays how light is distributed in your
photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, your photos
are dark. A peak on the right of the graph means that your photos
are bright. The height of the peaks is related to color information.
The more of a particular color, the taller the peak.
Underexposed Well Exposed Overexposed
Setting the sound
Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you
operate your camera.
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Y “ Beep Sound “ an option.
Option Description
Off The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3 The camera emits sounds.
Changing the information displayed
Select the information displayed in Shooting or Playback mode.
Press [D] repeatedly to change the information
displayed.
Show all photographic
information.
Mode Information display option
Shooting
Hide all information about shooting.
t
Hide information about shooting, except information
t
of the bottom line.
Display all information about shooting.
t
Display histogram.
t
Playback
Hide all information about the current file.
t
Display all information about the current photo.
t
Display information about the current file, except the
t
shooting settings and histogram.
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Basic functions 27
Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 t.
Swing the screen and rotate it up or down properly.
2
Align your subject in the frame.
3
Fold the screen back against the body of the camera for
t
normal use.
Half-press [
4 Shutter] to focus.
A green frame means the subject in focus.
t
A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
t
Press [
5 Shutter] to take a photo.
See page 30 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Basic functions 28
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.
Optical range
Digital range
4.0
Zoom indicator
The digital zoom is not available when using
t t, d,
s (in some scenes), and v modes and when using
Face Detection, Manual Focus, Smart Filter, and Tracking AF.
It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
t
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 3X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 12 times.
Rotate [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject.
Rotate [Zoom] left to zoom out.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ratio
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Basic functions 29
Taking photos
OIS may not function properly when:
t
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 select Night in the s mode)
The battery is low.
-
You take a close-up shot.
-
If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred
t
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when
you use a tripod.
If the camera is impacted, the display will be blurry. In this case, turn
t
off the camera and turn it on again to use the OIS function correctly.
In some scene modes, the OIS function is unavailable.
t
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
Before correction After correction
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 a “ OIS “ an option.
Option Description
Off: Deactivate the OIS function.
On: Activate the OIS function.
p A S M s v
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Basic functions 30
Holding your camera correctly
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. Focus and exposure will be
adjusted automatically.
The aperture value and shutter
speed are set.
Focus frame
Press [
t Shutter] to take the photo
if displayed in green.
Change the frame and half-press
t
[Shutter] again if displayed in red.
Reducing camera shake
Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to
t
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 29)
Select the
t d mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 41)
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
t Fill in. (p. 52)
Set ISO sensitivity options. (p.
t 55)
Tips for getting a clearer photo
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Basic functions 31
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.
-
(When your subject is wearing a color of clothing that is similar to the
background.)
The light source behind the subject is too bright.
-
The subject is shiny.
-
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
t
Turn on the flash.
(p. 52)
When subjects are moving fast
t
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 50)
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Using the Smart Auto mode …………………………… 33
Using the Scene mode ………………………………… 35
Using the Beauty Shot mode …………………………… 35
Using the Program mode ……………………………… 37
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or
Manual mode …………………………………………… 38
Using the Aperture Priority mode ……………………… 39
Using the Shutter Priority mode ………………………… 39
Using the Manual mode ………………………………… 40
Using the DUAL IS mode ……………………………… 41
Recording a video ……………………………………… 42
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ……………… 43
Recording voice memos ……………………………… 45
Recording a voice memo ……………………………… 45
Adding a voice memo to a photo ……………………… 45
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 33
Using the Smart Auto mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate camera settings based on a detected type of scene. The Smart Auto
mode will be helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various scenes.
Icon Description
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 taking close-up portraits of people.
Appears when the camera and subject are stable for
a while. This is available only when you are shooting
in the dark.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Appears when taking photos of fireworks. This is
available only when you use a tripod.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 t.
Align your subject in the frame.
2
The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
t
scene mode icon appears at the bottom left of the screen.
Icon Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos with bright white
backgrounds.
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.
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Extended functions 34
Using the Smart Auto mode
Half-press [
3 Shutter] to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode,
t appears
and the default settings are used.
Even if there is a face detected, the camera may not select a portrait
t
mode depending on the subject's position or lighting.
The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
t
environments, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the
subject.
Even if you use a tripod, the
t mode may not be detected depending
on the subject's movement.
In
t t mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because
it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes.
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Extended functions 35
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 s.
Select
2 Beauty Shot.
3 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter
(face only), press [m].
Select
4 a “ Face Tone “an option.
Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
t
Face Tone
Face Retouch
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Photo Size
Quality
Focus Area
Back Set
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Rotate the mode dial to
1 s.
Select a scene.
2
Beauty Shot
To change the scene mode, press [
t m], and then select
“the scene mode of your choice.
For the Beauty shot mode, see “
t Using the Beauty Shot
mode."
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 36
Using the Scene mode
To hide facial imperfections, select
5 Face Retouch “an
option.
Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
t
imperfections.
Face Tone
Face Retouch
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Photo Size
Quality
Focus Area
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Back Set
Press [
6 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
7 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
8 Shutter] to take the photo.
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
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Extended functions 37
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.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 p.
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to
2
“Shooting options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 38
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
Adjust aperture value or shutter speed to control the exposure of your photos. You can use these options in the Aperture Priority, Shutter
Priority, and Manual modes.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed controls how long the camera's shutter remains
open when you capture a photo. When you decrease the shutter
speed, more light enters your camera and the photo will appear
brighter. However, a slower shutter speed can also result in blurry
photos if either the subject or the camera is moving.
When you increase the shutter speed, the photo will appear
darker. However, a faster shutter speed will also reduce the
blurring if your subject or the camera is in motion.
Slow shutter speed Fast shutter speed
Aperture value
The aperture is a hole through which light is admitted. You can
adjust the aperture value to control how much light reaches the
lens when you capture a photo. By decreasing the aperture value
(opening the aperture wider), more light will enter and objects that
are farther away will appear out of focus. This is good for close-
up or portrait shots to draw attention to the main subject.
Alternatively, as you increase the aperture value, objects from
near to far are in sharp focus. This is good for landscape shots to
show the entire scope of the scene.
Big aperture value Small aperture value
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Extended functions 39
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
Using the Shutter Priority mode
The Shutter Priority mode allows you to manually set the shutter
speed while the camera automatically selects an appropriate
aperture value.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 S.
Rotate the EV dial to adjust the shutter speed.
2
See page
t 38 for more information about the shutter speed.
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “
3 Shooting
options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
4 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
5 Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the Aperture Priority mode
The Aperture Priority mode allows you to manually set the
aperture value while the camera automatically selects an
appropriate shutter speed.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 A.
Rotate the navigation button to adjust the aperture value.
2
See page
t 38 for more information about the aperture value.
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “
3 Shooting
options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
4 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
5 Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 40
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “
4 Shooting
options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
5 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
6 Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the Manual mode
The Manual mode allows you to manually adjust both the aperture
value and the shutter speed.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 M.
Rotate the EV dial to adjust the shutter speed.
2
Rotate the navigation button to adjust the aperture value.
3
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Extended functions 41
Using the DUAL IS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical and Digital Image Stabilization functions.
Before correction After correction
Rotate the mode dial to
1 d.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
2 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
3 Shutter] to take the photo.
The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
t
The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light
t
source that is brighter than fluorescent light.
If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
t
Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to reduce camera shake in
t
different shooting modes. (p. 29)
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Extended functions 42
Recording a video
Record videos of up to 20 minutes in length. The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) file.
H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format established by international standard organizations ISO/IEC and ITU-T.
t
Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. In this case, set a lower resolution. (p.
t 47)
When the Optical Image Stabilization is activated, your video may be recorded with the OIS operation sound.
t
The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while recording a video.
t
Press [
4 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
Set other options as desired.
5
(For options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
Press
6 (Recorder) to start recording.
Press
7 (Recorder) again to stop recording.
You do not need to rotate the mode dial to
t v to record a video.
You can start recording a video in any mode by pressing
(Recorder).
If you press [
t Shutter] while recording a video, the current screen is
captured and saved. The saved photo has the same resolution as
the video.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
2 Select V “ Frame Rate “a frame rate (the number of
frames per second).
As the number of frames increases, action appears more
t
natural, but the file size is increased.
Select
3 Voice “a sound option.
Option Description
Off: Record a video without sound.
On: Record a video with sound.
Zoom Mute: Record a video without sound while
zooming.
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Extended functions 43
Recording a video
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
video settings based on a detected type of scene.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 v.
In Shooting mode, press [
2 m].
Select
3 V “ Smart Scene Detection “ On.
Press [
4 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
Align your subject in the frame.
5
The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
t
scene mode icon appears at the bottom left of the screen.
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record several scenes as a
single video.
Press [o] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
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Extended functions 44
Recording a video
Icon Description
Appears when recording videos of landscapes.
Appears when recording videos of clear skies.
Appears when recording videos of forested areas.
Appears when recording videos of sunsets.
Press
6 (Recorder) to start recording.
Press
7 (Recorder) again to stop recording.
If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode,
t will not
change and the default settings are used.
The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
t
environments, such as camera shake, lighting and distance to the
subject.
In the Smart Scene Detection mode, you cannot set smart filter effects
t
and photo styles.
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Extended functions 45
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 get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera.
p A S M d s
Adding a voice memo to a photo
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 a “ Voice “ Memo.
Press [
3 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
Align your subject in the frame and take a photo.
4
The camera begins to record a voice memo right after
t
you take the photo.
Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
5
Press [
t Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
You cannot add a voice memo to a photo if you set the burst mode.
Recording a voice memo
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 a “ Voice “ Record.
Press [
3 Shutter] to record.
You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
t
Press [
t o] to pause or resume recording.
Stop Pause
Press [
4 Shutter] to stop.
Press [
t Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
Press [
5 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 47
Selecting a resolution ………………………… 47
Selecting image quality ……………………… 48
Using the timer ……………………………… 49
Using burst modes ………………………… 50
Taking continuous photos …………………… 50
Taking bracketed photos …………………… 51
Shooting in the dark ……………………… 52
Preventing red-eye …………………………… 52
Using the flash ……………………………… 52
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ………………… 55
Changing the camera’s focus …………… 56
Using macro ………………………………… 56
Using auto focus …………………………… 56
Using selection focus ………………………… 57
Using tracking auto focus …………………… 58
Adjusting the focus area ……………………… 59
Using face detection ……………………… 60
Detecting faces ……………………………… 60
Taking a self-portrait shot …………………… 61
Taking a smile shot …………………………… 61
Detecting eye blinking ……………………… 62
Using smart face recognition ………………… 62
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) … 63
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 65
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ……… 65
Locking the exposure value ………………… 66
Changing the metering option ……………… 66
Selecting a light source (White balance) …… 67
Improving your photos …………………… 71
Applying photo styles ………………………… 71
Applying smart filter effects ………………… 72
Adjusting your photos ……………………… 73
Using smart range ………………………… 74
Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in Shooting mode.
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Shooting options 47
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
When recording a video:
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 V “ Movie Size “ an option.
Option Description
640 X 480: Play back on a general TV.
320 X 240: 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 will
also increase.
When taking a photo:
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 a “ Photo Size “ an option.
Option Description
3648 X 2736: Print on A2 paper in wide ratio (4:3).
3648 X 2432: Print on A2 paper in panorama ratio (3:2)
or play back on an HDTV.
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper.
3648 X 2048: Print on A3 paper in panorama ratio (16:9).
2736 X 2736: Print on A3 paper in 1:1 ratio.
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper.
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper.
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
t p A S M d s v
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Shooting options 48
Selecting a resolution and quality
What are RAW files?
Photos captured by a camera are often transformed to
JPEG format and stored in the memory according to the
settings of the camera at the time of shooting. RAW files are not
transformed to JPEG format and are stored in the memory without
any changes. RAW files have the file extension “RAW”
(For example:“SAM_9999 RAW”).
To adjust and calibrate exposures, white balances, tones,
contrasts, and colors of the RAW files, use the Samsung RAW
Converter program supplied in the software CD-ROM.
(See page 97.)
Selecting image quality
Photos you take are saved in JPEG or RAW format. Higher quality
images will result in larger sizes.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 a “ Quality “ an option.
Option Description
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
RAW
RAW + S.Fine
RAW + Fine
RAW + Normal
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
If you set the burst mode, you cannot take photos in RAW format, and a
RAW option will be set to Super Fine.
p A S M d s
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Shooting options 49
Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
t p A S M d s v
Rotate the drive mode dial to
1 w or x.
Take a photo
in 2 seconds.
Take a photo
in 10 seconds.
Press [
2 Shutter] to start the timer.
The AF-assist light/Timer lamp blinks. The camera will
t
automatically take a photo at the specified time.
Press [
t Shutter] to cancel the timer.
Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not
t
available.

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