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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: NV100HD
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Spanish, English

Table of Contents

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NV100HD
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Contents
1 Basic functions
2 Extended functions
3 Shooting options
4 Playback/Editing
5 Appendix
Index
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Health and Safety Information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to
avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your
camera:
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
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.
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Health and Safety Information
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations
when disposing of used batteries.
Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may
explode when overheated.
Safety Precautions
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious
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
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
poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
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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.
Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on
beaches or in other similar areas.
Protect your camera and monitor from impact, rough handling,
and excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and
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 compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due
to improper use may not be covered by your warranty.
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very
hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F).
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
this can create a connection between the + and – terminals
of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery
damage.
Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or
foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a
soft cloth before inserting in your camera.
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Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
card.
Do not bend drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
or pressure.
Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
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 discolour
the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
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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
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
recharged before use.
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
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.
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.
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Health and Safety Information
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©2008 SAMSUNG DIGITAL IMAGING CO., LTD.
The specifications of the camera or contents of this
manual may be changed without prior notice due to
upgrade of camera functions.
Copyright information
Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term "High Definition
Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
QuickTime®
and QuickTime®
logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used
under license.
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Organisation of the user manual
1 Basic functions .................................................. 10
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
2 Extended functions .......................................... 19
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
3 Shooting options .............................................. 29
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
4 Playback/Editing ............................................... 47
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 computer, photo printer,
TV, or HDTV.
5 Appendix ............................................................. 67
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode Indication
AUTO 2
PROGRAM 1
MANUAL 8
DUAL IS 7
NIGHT 6
BEAUTY SHOT 5
SCENE 4
MOVIE 3
Shooting mode icons next to a title
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The 4 mode may not support
functions for all scenes.
e.g.)
Available in the AUTO,
PROGRAM, NIGHT,
BEAUTY SHOT, and
some SCENE modes
Available in the AUTO,
PROGRAM, NIGHT,
BEAUTY SHOT, and
some SCENE modes
Icons used in this manual
Icon Function
Additional information
Situations where you need to be careful
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] (represents the
Shutter button)
( ) Page number for reference
¡
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Touch ¡
(represents , followed by ).
* Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
ACB Auto Contrast Balance
AEB Auto Exposure Bracket
AF Auto Focus
DIS Digital Image Stabilisation
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
OIS Optical Image Stabilisation
WB White Balance
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Expressions used in this manual
Pressing the shutter
Half-press [Shutter]: press and hold the shutter halfway down
Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter]
Half-press [Shutter] 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
Subject
Subject
Composition
Composition
Background
Background
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Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera is called 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.
Overexposure (too bright)
Overexposure (too bright)
Normal exposure
Normal exposure
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Quick search
Taking photos of people
4 mode > PORTRAIT,
CHILDREN, SELF SHOT f 20
5 mode f 21
Red Eye, Red Eye Fix
(to prevent or correct red-eye) f 33
Face Detection, Self Portrait, Smile Shot,
Blink Detection f 38
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Taking photos at night or in the dark
6 mode f 20
4 mode > DAWN, FIREWORK f 20
Flash options f 33
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
f 35
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Taking photos of an action
Adjust shutter speed in the 8 mode f 22
Continuous, High Speed, M. Capture f 44
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Taking photos of food, insects, or
flowers
4 mode > CLOSE UP, FOOD f 20
Macro, Auto Macro
(to take close-up photos) f 36
White balance (to change the colour tone)
f 42
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Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
Adjust exposure in the 8 mode f 22
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
f 35
EV (to adjust exposure) f 40
ACB (to compensate for subjects against
bright backgrounds) f 41
Metering f 42
AEB (to take three photos of the same
scene with different exposures) f 44
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Applying a different effect
Photo Style (to apply a different tone) f 45
Effect (to apply a different colour filter) f 45
Adjust saturation, sharpness, or contrast
f 46
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Reducing camera shake
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) f 18
7 mode f 21
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Deleting all files in the
memory card f 50
Viewing files in a slide show
f 52
Viewing files on a TV or
HDTV f 59
Connecting your camera to
a computer f 61
Adjusting sound and
volume f 69
Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 69
Changing the language
displayed on the screen
f 69
Setting the date and time
f 69
Formatting the memory
card f 70
Troubleshooting f 76
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1. Basic functions ................................................................. 10
Camera layout ............................................................. 11
Icons ............................................................................ 13
Turning your camera on or off ...................................... 14
Using the touch screen ................................................ 15
Setting the display .......................................................... 16
Taking photos .............................................................. 17
Zooming ........................................................................ 17
Reducing camera shake (OIS) .......................... 18
2. Extended functions .......................................................... 19
Shooting modes .......................................................... 20
2 Using the Auto mode ........................................... 20
6 Using the Night mode ............................................... 20
4 Using the Scene mode ..................................... 20
7Using the Dual IS mode ...................................... 21
5 Using the Beauty Shot mode ..................................... 21
1 Using the Program mode ............................................ 22
8 Using the Manual mode ............................................. 22
3 Recording a video .................................................... 24
Tips for getting a clearer photo ........................................ 26
Recording voice memos .............................................. 28
Recording a voice memo ................................................ 28
Adding a voice memo to a photo ..................................... 28
3. Shooting options .............................................................. 29
Selecting a resolution and quality ................................. 30
Selecting a resolution ..................................................... 30
Selecting a quality .......................................................... 31
Using the timer and remote control .............................. 32
Shooting in the dark ..................................................... 33
Preventing red-eye .......................................... 33
Using the flash ............................................................... 33
Adjusting the ISO speed .................................. 35
Changing the camera’s focus ...................................... 36
Using macro ................................................... 36
Using auto focus ............................................. 36
Using touch focus ........................................... 37
Adjusting the focus area ................................... 37
Using face detection .................................................... 38
Adjusting brightness and colour ................................... 40
Adjusting the exposure manually ....................... 40
Compensating for backlighting ......................... 41
Changing the metering option .......................... 42
Selecting a light source (White balance) ............ 42
Using burst modes ...................................................... 44
Improving your photos ................................................. 45
Applying photo styles ...................................... 45
Applying colour ............................................... 45
Adjusting your photos ..................................................... 46
Red-eye
EV
ACB
Metering
Photo style
Color effect
ISO speed
Macro
AF area
AF
OIS
WB
Contents
Touch AF
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4. Playback/Editing ............................................................... 47
Playing back ................................................................ 48
Starting Playback mode .................................................. 48
Viewing photos .............................................................. 51
Playing a video ............................................................... 53
Playing voice memos ...................................................... 54
Editing a photo ............................................................ 55
Rotating a photo ............................................................ 55
Resizing photos ............................................................. 55
Editing colour ................................................................. 56
Applying a special effect ................................................. 56
Correcting exposure problems ........................................ 57
Creating a print order ....................................... 58
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ...................................... 59
Transferring files to your computer ............................... 61
For Windows users ........................................................ 61
For Mac users ............................................................... 64
Printing photos with a photo printer .............. 65
5. Appendix ............................................................................ 67
Camera settings menu ................................................. 68
Accessing the settings menu .......................................... 68
Sound setting ......................................................... 69
Display setting ......................................................... 69
Camera setting ........................................................ 70
Connection setting .................................................... 71
Error messages ............................................................ 72
Camera maintenance ................................................... 73
Cleaning your camera ..................................................... 73
About memory cards ...................................................... 74
About the battery ........................................................... 75
Before contacting a service centre ............................... 76
Camera specifications .................................................. 79
Index ............................................................................ 83
Contents
DPOF
PictBridge
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1. Basic functions Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and
basic functions for shooting.
1. Basic functions
Camera layout ............................................... 11
Icons ............................................................... 13
Turning your camera on or off .................... 14
Using the touch screen ............................... 15
Setting the display ......................................... 16
Taking photos ............................................... 17
Zooming ........................................................ 17
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ....................... 18
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Camera layout
Icon Mode Description
2 AUTO
Take a photo quickly and easily with minimal
settings
1 PROGRAM
Take a photo by setting options (except for
shutter speed and aperture value)
8 MANUAL Take a photo by setting options manually
7 DUAL IS
Take a photo with options suitable for
reducing camera shake
Icon Mode Description
6 NIGHT
Take a photo with options for shooting at
night
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BEAUTY
SHOT
Take a photo of a person with options to hide
facial imperfections
4 SCENE Take a photo with options for a preset scene
3 MOVIE Record a video
Flash unit
When the flash is needed,
the flash unit opens
automatically when you
press [Shutter]
(Press down gently to close).
While not in use, keep the flash unit closed to
prevent damage.
Forcing open the flash unit may cause damage
to your camera.
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Remote control
sensor
Mode dial
See below
Shutter button
POWER button
Lens
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
Microphone
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Camera layout
Status lamp
Blinking: When saving a photo or video, recording a voice
memo, being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus
Steady: When connecting to a computer or in focus
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Zoom T/Expand button
Zoom W/Thumbnail button
Touch screen
MENU button
Access the camera
settings menu
Playback button
Speaker
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery USB and A/V port
Tripod mount
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Icons
The icons displayed will change according to the selected mode or options you set.
B. Touch icons
Icon Description
Selected photo style
Select a white balance
Adjust the exposure with ACB
Select a display type
Return to the previous screen
Select a scene
Select an ISO speed
Adjust the brightness of the face
Adjust the exposure manually
Adjust the shutter speed
Adjust imperfections of the face
Select an aperture value
Select an auto focus option
Select a flash option
Select a video resolution
Select a photo resolution
A. Main display
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
: Charging needed
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
Current date and time
Zoom ratio
Voice memo
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Option set 1 (of 3)
A
B
Icon Description
Select a frame rate
Select a face detection option
Select a focus area option
Select a burst type
Select a metering option
Select photo quality
Select a timer option
Add a voice memo to a photo or
record a voice memo
Set the Optical Image
Stabilisation option
Apply a colour effect
Adjust sharpness
Adjust contrast
Adjust saturation
Display another row of options
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Turning your camera on or off
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
In Playback mode
Press [Playback] to view stored files.
Press and hold [Playback] to mute camera sounds.
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Using the touch screen
Learn basic actions to use the touch screen. The touch screen works best when touched with the soft part of your finger.
Do not use any sharp objects to touch the screen. Doing so may damage the screen.
Touching
Touch an icon to open a menu or set an option.
The screen may not recognise your touches correctly when:
you touch multiple items at the same time
you use the camera in high humidity environments or
with a wet finger
you use the camera with an LCD protection film or
another LCD accessory
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Dragging
Drag your finger left or right to scroll horizontally.
Drag your finger up or down to scroll vertically.
Volume
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Start Sound
AF Sound
Volume
Beep Sound
Shutter Sound
Start Sound
AF Sound
Medium
Sound 1
Sound 1
Off
On
Medium
Sound 1
Sound 1
Off
On
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Setting the display
Selecting a display type
Select a style of display for Shooting or Playback mode.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
d Touch
Option Available mode Description
Full
Shooting,
Playback
Display the name of an option
when you touch an icon.
Hide
Shooting,
Playback
Hide icons on the screen if you
perform no operations for 3
seconds (touch the screen to
display icons again).
Basic Playback
Display icons without the name of
an option.
Function
Description
Shooting
Display the name of an option
and a brief description when you
touch an icon.
Using the touch screen
Setting a start image
Set a start image to be displayed when the camera is turned on.
1 In Playback mode, press [MENU].
2 Touch ¡ Start Image ¡ User Image.
3 Touch .
4 Select a photo and touch .
If there are no images, you must first take a photo.
5 Set a start image.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
d Touch
Only one start image will be saved in the internal memory.
If you select a new photo as a start image or reset your camera, the
current image will be deleted.
A wide image or image in 3:2 ratio cannot be set as a start image.
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Taking photos
1 Rotate the mode dial to 2.
2 Align your subject in the frame.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Green: In focus
Red: Out of focus
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Red: Out of focus
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4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 3.6X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 18 times.
Press or press and hold [T] to zoom in on your subject. Press or
press and hold [W] to zoom out.
Zoom ratio
Zoom ratio
Zoom in
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom out
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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
Optical range Zoom indicator
Zoom indicator
Digital range
Digital range
The digital zoom is not available when using 7, 6, 5,
4(in some scenes), and 3 modes and when used with
High Speed, M. Capture, or Face Detection.
It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
The focus area will be set to Center AF when using the digital zoom.
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Reducing camera shake (OIS)
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
1 In Shooting mode, touch ¡ .
(In some modes, touch twice.)
2 Set an option.
If you set the option to on, will appear on top of the
screen.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
d Touch
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) may not function properly when:
you move your camera to follow a moving subject
you use digital zoom
there is too much camera shake
the shutter speed is slow
(e.g., when shooting in the 6 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
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when
you use a tripod.
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2. Extended functions Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode
and how to record a video or voice memo.
2. Extended functions
Shooting modes ........................................... 20
2 Using the Auto mode ......................... 20
6 Using the Night mode .............................. 20
4 Using the Scene mode .................... 20
7Using the Dual IS mode .................... 21
5 Using the Beauty Shot mode ................... 21
1 Using the Program mode .......................... 22
8 Using the Manual mode ........................... 22
3 Recording a video ................................... 24
Tips for getting a clearer photo ...................... 26
Recording voice memos ............................. 28
Recording a voice memo .............................. 28
Adding a voice memo to a photo .................. 28
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Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
2 Using the Auto mode
Select 2 to take a photo quickly and easily with minimal
settings.
1 Rotate the mode dial to 2.
2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
6 Using the Night mode
Select 6 to take a photo with options for shooting at night.
Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
1 Rotate the mode dial to 6.
2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
4 Using the Scene mode
Select 4 to take a photo with options for a preset scene.
1 Rotate the mode dial to 4.
2 Touch .
3 Select a scene.
PORTRAIT
This mode is appropriate for
photographing people.
c Touch a scene
c Touch a scene
d Touch
d Touch
4 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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7Using the Dual IS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilisation functions.
After correction
Before correction
1 Rotate the mode dial to 7.
2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Do not move your camera while ‘Capturing!’ is displayed on
the screen.
The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light
source that is brighter than fluorescent light.
If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
Set the Optical Image Stabilisation option to reduce camera shake
in different shooting modes. (p. 18)
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5 Using the Beauty Shot mode
Select 5 to take a photo of a person with options to hide facial
imperfections.
1 Rotate the mode dial to 5.
2 Adjust the brightness of the face.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
As the number increases,
the face appears brighter.
d Touch
As the number increases,
the face appears brighter.
3 Adjust facial imperfections.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
As the number increases, the
face becomes clearer.
d Touch
As the number increases, the
face becomes clearer.
Shooting modes
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4 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
1 Using the Program mode
Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value)
in the Program mode.
1 Rotate the mode dial to 1.
2 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to Chapter 3
‘Shooting options.’)
Touch to set options
Touch to set options
3 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
8 Using the Manual mode
Set options (including shutter speed and aperture value) in the
Manual mode. With these two options, you can adjust exposure
and represent the photo in different ways as well.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed is the length of time that a camera shutter remains
open. When you use a slower shutter speed, light enters your
camera for a longer time, which makes the photo brighter. You
will get a darker photo with a fast shutter speed.
When using a slow shutter speed, moving subjects may appear
blurry. When using a fast shutter speed, you can freeze a fast-
moving subject.
Slow shutter speed
Slow shutter speed Fast shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
Shooting modes
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Aperture value
As the aperture value is increased, your camera lets less light
in, which makes the photo darker. Alternatively, as the aperture
value is reduced, your camera lets more light in, which makes the
photo brighter.
Big aperture value
Big aperture value Small aperture value
Small aperture value
1 Rotate the mode dial to 8.
2 Select a shutter speed.
c Touch
c Touch
d Drag left or right
d Drag left or right
e Touch
e Touch
3 Select an aperture value.
c Touch
c Touch
d Touch
d Touch
4 Set other options as desired. (For options, refer to
Chapter 3 ‘Shooting options.’)
5 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
6 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
As the shutter speed or aperture value changes, the exposure value
( ) will change accordingly.
Shooting modes
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3 Recording a video
Record videos of up to 20 minutes in length in high definition
(1280 X 720 resolution). The recorded video is saved as an
H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) file.
H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format
established by international standard organisations ISO/IEC and
ITU-T.
Some memory cards may not support high definition recording.
In this case, set a lower resolution. (p. 30)
When the Optical Image Stabilisation ( ) is activated, your video
may be recorded with the OIS operation sound.
The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while
recording a video.
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1 Rotate the mode dial to 3.
2 Select a frame rate (the number of frames per second).
d Touch
As the number of frames
increases, action appears
more natural, but the file
size is increased.
d Touch
As the number of frames
increases, action appears
more natural, but the file
size is increased.
c Touch
c Touch
When 60 FPS is selected, the video will be recorded at 320x240
resolution.
3 Touch and select a sound option.
d Touch
d Touch
c Touch
c Touch
Option Description
Off Record a video without sound.
Zoom
Mute
Record a video without sound while zooming.
On Record a video with sound.
Shooting modes
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4 Set other options as desired.
(For options, refer to Chapter 3 ‘Shooting options.’)
5 Press [Shutter].
6 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
To pause while recording a video
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favourite scenes as
a single video.
Touch to pause while recording
(Touch again to resume.)
Touch to pause while recording
(Touch again to resume.)
Stop:Shutter
Stop:Shutter
Shooting modes
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Extended functions 26
Tips for getting a clearer photo
Holding your camera correctly
Half-pressing the shutter button
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focal point. Focus and exposure
will be adjusted automatically or the
flash will pop up if necessary.
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focal point. Focus and exposure
will be adjusted automatically or the
flash will pop up if necessary.
The aperture value and shutter speed
are automatically set.
The aperture value and shutter speed
are automatically set.
Focus frame
Press [Shutter] to take the photo if
displayed in green.
Change the frame and half-press
[Shutter] again if displayed in red.
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Focus frame
Press [Shutter] to take the photo if
displayed in green.
Change the frame and half-press
[Shutter] again if displayed in red.
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Reducing camera shake
When is displayed
Set the Optical Image Stabilisation option to
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 18)
Select the 7 mode to reduce camera
shake both optically and digitally. (p. 21)
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Set the Optical Image Stabilisation option to
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 18)
Select the 7 mode to reduce camera
shake both optically and digitally. (p. 21)
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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. 33)
Set ISO speed options. (p. 35)
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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. 33)
Set ISO speed options. (p. 35)
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Camera shake
Camera shake
Shooting modes
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When you take photos in low light
• When subjects are moving fast
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It is hard to get your subject in focus when:
there is little contrast between the subject and background
(When your subject is wearing a colour of clothing that is similar to the background)
the light source behind the subject is too bright
your subject is shiny
your subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
the subject is not positioned in the centre of the frame
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Turn the flash on.
(p. 33)
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]
completely to take your photo.
Use the continuous,
high speed or motion
capture. (p. 44)
Shooting modes
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Recording voice memos
Record a voice memo that you can play back at any time or add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of shooting conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera.
Recording a voice memo
1 In Shooting mode (except 3), touch .
2 Touch ¡ .
3 Press [Shutter] to record.
The available recording time will be displayed on top of the
screen.
You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
4 Press [Shutter] to stop.
Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
5 Touch to switch to Shooting mode.
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Adding a voice memo to a photo
1 In Shooting mode (except 3), touch .
2 Touch ¡ .
3 Align your subject in the frame and take a photo.
You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the
photo.
4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
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3. Shooting options Learn about the options you can set in shooting
mode.
3. Shooting options
Selecting a resolution and quality .............. 30
Selecting a resolution .................................... 30
Selecting a quality ......................................... 31
Using the timer and remote control ........... 32
Shooting in the dark ..................................... 33
Preventing red-eye ........................................ 33
Using the flash .............................................. 33
Adjusting the ISO speed ................................ 35
Changing the camera’s focus .................... 36
Using macro .................................................. 36
Using auto focus ........................................... 36
Using touch focus ......................................... 37
Adjusting the focus area ................................ 37
Using face detection .................................... 38
Adjusting brightness and colour ............... 40
Adjusting the exposure manually ................... 40
Compensating for backlighting ...................... 41
Changing the metering option ....................... 42
Selecting a light source (White balance) ........ 42
Using burst modes ....................................... 44
Improving your photos ................................ 45
Applying photo styles .................................... 45
Applying colour ............................................. 45
Adjusting your photos ................................... 46
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Selecting a resolution 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video has more
pixels in it, 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:
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a resolution.
Option Description
4384x3288 Print on A1 paper.
4384x2920 Print on A1 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
4384x2464 Print on A2 paper or playback on an HDTV.
3264x2448 Print on A3 paper.
Option Description
2592x1944 Print on A4 paper.
1920x1080 Print on A5 paper or playback on an HDTV.
1024x768 Attach to an email or post on a Web page.
When recording a video:
1 In the 3 mode, touch .
2 Select a resolution.
For HD quality, select 1280x720HQ or 1280x720.
Option Description
1280x720 Playback high-quality files on an HDTV.
1280x720 Playback on an HDTV.
640x480 Playback on a general TV.
320x240 Post on a Web page.
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Selecting a quality 2 1 8 7 6 5 4
Photos you take are compressed and saved in a JPG format. The
higher quality you select, the better photos you will get, but the file
size will also increase.
1 In Shooting mode, touch ¡ .
(In some modes, touch .)
2 Select a photo quality.
Option Description
Super Fine Super fine quality
Fine Fine quality
Normal Normal quality
Selecting a resolution and quality
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Using the timer and remote control 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3
1 In Shooting mode, touch ¡ .
2 Select a timer option.
Option Description
Off The timer is not active.
10 Sec Take a photo in 10 seconds.
2 Sec Take a photo in 2 seconds.
Double
Take a photo in 10 seconds and take another
in 2 seconds.
Remote
Take a photo in 2 seconds each time you press
the shutter button on the remote control.
Remote
control
range
Remote
control
range
3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
The timer lamp blinks. The camera will automatically take a
photo after the specified time.
Timer lamp
Timer lamp
Touch the timer icon to cancel the timer.
When Smile Shot or Blink Detection is set, the timer is not
available.
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Shooting in the dark
Preventing red-eye 2 1 6 5 4
If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark,
a red glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Red
Eye or Red Eye Fix.
Using the flash 2 1 8 6 5 4
Use the flash when taking photos in the dark.
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a flash option.
Option Description
Off
The flash will not fire.
Camera shake warning ( ) is displayed in
the dark.
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Auto
The flash fires when the subject or background
is dark.
Red Eye*
The flash fires when the subject or
background is dark.
The camera reduces red-eye.
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Fill in
The flash always fires.
Light intensity is adjusted automatically.
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Option Description
Slow
Sync
The flash fires and the shutter stays open
longer.
Select this in the evening or in the dark.
It is a good idea to use a tripod to prevent
your photos from blurring.
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Red Eye
Fix*
The flash fires when the subject or
background is dark.
The camera corrects red-eye through its
advanced software analysis.
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The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
* There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until
the flash fires a second time.
Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select
Self Portrait or Blink Detection.
Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 79)
If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may
appear on your photo.
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How to use the flash
Half-pressing [Shutter] will pop the flash up when it is needed.
Pressing [Shutter] will cause the flash to fire and will take a
photo.
While not in use, keep the flash
unit closed to prevent damage.
Forcing open the flash unit may
cause damage to your camera.
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While not in use, keep the flash
unit closed to prevent damage.
Forcing open the flash unit may
cause damage to your camera.
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Press down gently to close.
Shooting in the dark
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Shooting Options 35
Adjusting the ISO speed 1 8
ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as defined
by the International Organisation for Standardisation (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, touch .
2 Select an ISO speed 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 High Speed, M. Capture, AEB, Blink Detection,
or ACB is set or 8 mode is selected, some ISO speed
options are not available.
When you set the ISO speed to 3200, the resolution will be set
to 3M.
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Shooting in the dark
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using macro 2 1 8 7 3
Select Macro or Auto Macro to take close-up photos of
subjects, such as flowers or insects.
Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos.
Turn the flash off if the distance to the subject is less than 40cm.
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Using auto focus 2 1 8 7 3
To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a focus distance option.
Option Description
Normal
(AF)
Focus on a subject farther than 80cm.
Macro
Focus on a subject between 5 to 80cm
(between 50 and 80cm while using zoom).
Auto
Macro
Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm
(farther than 50 cm while using zoom).
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using touch focus 1 8 7
You can focus on a particular part of your scene. Touch where
you want to focus. Set the focus area to Touch AF.
The frame will move to the
location that you touch on
the screen.
The frame will move to the
location that you touch on
the screen.
When you do not touch any area on the screen, the frame will be in
the centre of the screen.
When you set the face detection option, this feature will not be
available.
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Adjusting the focus area 2 1 8 7 6 4
You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a focus area option.
Option Description
Center AF
Focus on the centre (suitable when subjects
are located in the centre).
Multi AF
Focus on one or more of nine possible areas
(when the digital zoom is in use, the focus
will change to Center AF).
Touch AF
Focus on the point that you touch on the
screen.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
Changing the camera’s focus
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Shooting Options 38
Using face detection 2 1 8 7 5 4
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.
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a face detection option.
Option Description
Off Face detection is not active.
Face
Detection
Your camera automatically detects human
faces (up to ten human faces).
The closest 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 will detect faces.
If your camera fails to detect a face, it will
focus in the centre.
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Using face detection
Option Description
Self
Portrait
Take photos of yourself. The focus distance
will be set to close-up and your camera will
emit a beep.
When your hear a quick beep, press
[Shutter].
To turn the beep on or off, select Self
Portrait in the sound settings. (p. 69)
Smile Shot
The camera automatically releases the shutter
when it detects a smiling face.
When your subject
smiles broadly, your
camera can detect the
smile more easily.
Option Description
Blink
Detection
If your camera detects closed eyes, it will take
three photos in succession.
When 'Picture taken with eyes closed'
message appears, take another photo.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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
Face detection is not available when using a photo effect
or photo style.
When you use the face detection option, the digital zoom
will not work.
When Smile Shot or Blink Detection is set, the timer is
not available.
When you use the face detection option, the focus area will be set
to Center AF.
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Adjusting brightness and colour
Adjusting the exposure manually 1 7 3
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 (-)
Darker (-) Neutral
Neutral Brighter (+)
Brighter (+)
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Drag left or right to adjust the exposure.
+: brighter, -: darker
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3 Touch .
The adjusted exposure value will appear as shown below.
Adjusted exposure value
Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You
may need to change the exposure value to avoid overexposure or
underexposure.
If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB
(Auto Exposure Bracket). The camera takes photos with different
exposures: normal, underexposed, overexposed. (p. 44)
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Shooting Options 41
Compensating for backlighting 1 8
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. In this case, set the Auto
Contrast Balance (ACB) option.
Without ACB
Without ACB With ACB
With ACB
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select an ACB option.
Option Description
Off ACB is off.
On ACB is on.
The ACB feature is always on in the 2 mode.
When the ACB feature is on, High Speed, M. Capture, AEB, or
some ISO speed options are not available.
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Adjusting brightness and colour
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Changing the metering option 1 8 7 3
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, touch ¡ .
(In the 3 mode, touch .)
2 Select a metering 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.
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Spot
Your camera measures only the light intensity
of the very centre of the frame.
If a subject is not in the centre of the scene,
your photo may come out too bright or dark.
Suitable for a subject with backlighting.
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Option Description
Center
Weighted
Your camera averages the meter reading of
the entire frame with emphasis placed on
the centre.
Suitable for photos with subjects in the
centre of the frame.
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Selecting a light source
(White balance) 1 8 7 3
The colour of your photo depends on the type and quality of the
light source. If you want the colour of your photo to be realistic,
select an appropriate lighting condition to calibrate the white
balance, such as Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.
(Auto WB)
(Auto WB) (Daylight)
(Daylight)
(Cloudy)
(Cloudy) (Tungsten)
(Tungsten)
Adjusting brightness and colour
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1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a white balance option.
Drag left or right to preview.
Icon Description
Auto WB
Use automatic settings depending 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.
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Adjusting brightness and colour
Icon Description
Tungsten
Select when taking indoor photos under
incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps.
Custom Set Use your pre-defined settings.
You can set colour effect options to Normal or Negative when you
select a white balance option (except for Auto WB). (p. 45)
Defining your own white balance
1 From the white balance options, touch ¡ .
2 Aim the lens at a piece of white paper.
White paper
White paper
3 Press [Shutter].
Touch or to cancel.
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Shooting Options 44
Using burst modes 1 8 4
It can be difficult to take photos of fast-moving subjects or
capture natural facial expressions and gestures of your subjects
in photos. In these cases, select one of the burst modes.
1 In Shooting mode, touch ¡ .
2 Select a burst option.
Option Description
Single Take a single photo.
Continuous
While [Shutter] is fully pressed down, the
camera takes photos continuously.
The maximum number of photos depends
on the capacity of your memory card.
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Option Description
High Speed
While [Shutter] is fully pressed down,
the camera takes three photos every two
second.
The shooting speed may slow depending
on the shooting conditions and the number
of photos taken.
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M. Capture
While [Shutter] is fully pressed down,
the camera takes 1 megabyte photos (15
photos per two second; maximum of 30
photos).
The camera automatically shows you the
photos just taken and then saves them.
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AEB
Take three photos with different exposures:
normal, underexposed, and overexposed.
It is best to use a tripod because it takes
some time to save photos taken with AEB.
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The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
You cannot use the flash and timer unless you select Single.
When you select High Speed, M. Capture, or AEB, the ACB or
some ISO speed options are not available.
When you select High Speed or M. Capture, the digital zoom
is not available.
When you select M. Capture, the resolution will be set to 1M.
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Improving your photos
Applying photo styles 2 1 8 7
Apply different style to your photos, such as Soft, Vivid, or Forest.
Soft
Soft Vivid
Vivid Forest
Forest
1 In Shooting mode, touch .
2 Select a photo style.
Drag left or right to preview.
When you select a photo style, the white balance will be set to
Auto WB.
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Applying colour 1 8 4 3
Apply different effects to your photos, such as B & W, Sepia, or Blue.
Sepia
Sepia Blue
Blue
B & W
B & W
1 In Shooting mode, touch twice ¡ .
(In some modes, touch .)
2 Select a colour effect.
Drag up or down to preview.
Select Normal if you want to use face detection options, or any
white balance settings.
If you select a photo style (except for Normal), this feature is not
available.
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Adjusting your photos 1 8
Adjust the sharpness, saturation, and contrast of your photos.
1 In Shooting mode, touch twice.
2 Select an adjustment option.
: Sharpness
: Contrast
: Saturation
3 Select an option (e.g. Sharpness).
Sharpness option Description
/
Vivid+/
Vivid
Sharpen the edges to improve the clarity
of your photos. This may also increase the
noise on your photos.
Normal Do not apply any effect (suitable for printing).
/
Soft/
Soft+
Soften the edges on your photos (suitable
for editing the photos on your computer).
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Contrast option Description
+ Increase the colour and brightness.
- Decrease the colour and brightness.
Saturation option Description
+ Increase the saturation.
- Decrease the saturation.
If you select a photo style (except for Normal), you cannot adjust
contrast or saturation.
Improving your photos
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4. Playback/Editing 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
computer, photo printer, TV, or HDTV.
4. Playback/Editing
Playing back .................................................. 48
Starting Playback mode ................................ 48
Viewing photos ............................................. 51
Playing a video .............................................. 53
Playing voice memos .................................... 54
Editing a photo .............................................. 55
Rotating a photo ........................................... 55
Resizing photos ............................................ 55
Editing colour ................................................ 56
Applying a special effect ................................ 56
Correcting exposure problems ...................... 57
Creating a print order .................................... 58
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV .................... 59
Transferring files to your computer ........... 61
For Windows users ....................................... 61
For Mac users ............................................... 64
Printing photos with a photo printer .......... 65
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Playback/Editing 48
Playing back
Display in Playback mode
Information
Information
Icon Description
Folder name – File name
Video file
Protected file
Photo includes a voice memo
Print order has been set (DPOF)
Select a display type (p. 16)
Slide show (p. 52)
Delete files (p. 50)
Edit menu for photos (p. 55)
Play videos or voice memos (Video p. 53/Voice memo p. 54)
Starting Playback mode
View photos or play videos and voice memos stored in your
camera.
1 Press [Playback].
The most recent file you have taken or recorded will be
displayed.
If the camera is off, it will turn on.
2 Drag your finger left or right to scroll through files.
Touch to view the previous file.
Touch and hold to view files
quickly.
Touch to view the previous file.
Touch and hold to view files
quickly.
Touch to view the next file. Touch
and hold to view files quickly.
Touch to view the next file. Touch
and hold to view files quickly.
If you want to view files stored in the internal memory, remove your
memory card.
You can use an optional remote control to play back files. (See the
‘HDMI Cradle Manual’)
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Viewing files by date
View files by the date they were saved.
1 In Playback mode, press [MENU].
2 Touch View ¡ Date.
Touch All to view all files.
3 Select the date the file was saved.
c Touch or to
select the date
c Touch or to
select the date
d Touch
d Touch
4 Drag your finger left or right to scroll through files.
Touch to change the date.
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Viewing files as thumbnails
Scan through files using thumbnails.
In Playback mode, press [W] to enter the thumbnail view
(press [T] to exit the thumbnail view).
In Playback mode, press [W] to enter the thumbnail view
(press [T] to exit the thumbnail view).
Touch to view a file
Touch to view a file
Touch to select files to be deleted
Touch to select files to be deleted
To scroll through files:
• touch or
• drag the scrollbar left or right
To scroll through files:
• touch or
• drag the scrollbar left or right
Touch to exit the thumbnail view
Touch to exit the thumbnail view
Playing back

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