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  • Model/name: NX30
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ENG This user manual includes detailed usage instructions
for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly.
USER
MANUAL
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Copyright information
• Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be changed
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without prior permission.
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Health and safety information
Prevent damage to subjects’eyesight.
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people or
animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’s eyes, this can cause
temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets.
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small children
and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
temperatures for an extended period of time.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause
permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.
Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets or clothes.
The camera may overheat, which may distort the camera or cause a fire.
Do not handle the power supply cord or the charger during a
thunderstorm.
This may result in an electric shock.
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid
dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself
or others
Do not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera.
You can damage the camera and expose yourself to the risk of an electric
shock.
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive gases
and liquids.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store
these materials near the camera.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in an electric shock.
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Health and safety information
If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediately
disconnect all power sources, such as the battery or charger,
and then contact a Samsung service center.
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a camera
in a certain area.
• Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
• Turn off the camera when in an aircraft. Your camera can cause
interference with aircraft equipment. Follow all airline regulations and
turn off your camera when directed by airline personnel.
• Turn off the camera near medical equipment. Your camera can interfere
with medical equipment in hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all
regulations, posted warnings, and directions from medical personnel.
Avoid interference with pacemakers.
Maintain a safe distance between this camera and all pacemakers to
avoid potential interference, as recommended by the manufacturer and
research groups. If you have any reason to suspect that your camera is
interfering with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off the camera
immediately and contact the manufacturer of the pacemaker or medical
device for guidance.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period of time.
Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause serious
damage to your camera.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended,
Lithium-ion replacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the
battery.
Inauthentic, damaged, or heated batteries may cause a fire or personal
injury.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables, and
accessories.
• Using unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables, or accessories can cause
batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damage or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables, or accessories.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Health and safety information
Do not touch the flash while it fires.
The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.
When you use the AC charger, turn off the camera before you
disconnect the power to the AC charger.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Disconnect the charger from the wall socket when not in use.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet
when you charge batteries.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the +/-
terminals on the battery.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not drop or subject the camera to strong impacts.
Doing so may damage the screen or external or internal components.
Exercise caution when you connect cables and install batteries
and memory cards.
If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or improperly
install batteries and memory cards, you can damage ports, connectors,
and accessories.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged battery, or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause a fire.
Do not place the camera in or near magnetic fields.
Doing so may cause the camera to malfunction.
Do not use the camera if the screen is damaged.
If the glass or acrylic parts are broken, visit a Samsung service center to
have the camera repaired.
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Health and safety information
Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage
that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.
You must plug the small end of the USB cable into your
camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not
responsible for any loss of data.
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight.
This may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
If the camera overheats, remove the battery and allow it to
cool down.
• Prolonged usage of the camera may overheat the battery and raise
the internal temperature of the camera. If the camera stops operating,
remove the battery and allow it to cool down.
• High internal temperatures may result in noise in your photos. This is
normal and does not affect your camera’s overall performance.
Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
Your camera emits radio frequency (RF) signals that may interfere
with unshielded or improperly shielded electronic equipment, such as
pacemakers, hearing aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your electronic devices
to solve any interference problems you experience. To prevent unwanted
interference, use only Samsung-approved devices or accessories.
Use your camera in the normal position.
Avoid contact with your camera’s internal antenna.
Data transference and your responsibilities
• Data transferred via WLAN could be leaked, so avoid transferring
sensitive data in public areas or on open networks.
• The camera manufacturer is not liable for any data transfers that infringe
on copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property laws, or public decency
ordinances.
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Indications used in this manual
Mode indications
Mode Indication
Smart Auto t
Program P
Aperture Priority A
Shutter Priority S
Manual M
Custom1 T
Custom2 U
Lens Priority i
Smart s
Wireless network B
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
ĺ
The order of options or menus you must select to perform
a step; for example: Select b ĺ Quality (represents
select b, and then Quality).
* Annotation
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Contents
Chapter 1
My Camera
Getting started ............................................................................................ 29
Unpacking.................................................................................................................... 29
Camera layout.............................................................................................. 30
Adjusting the viewfinder angle and the diopter.............................................. 33
Using the DIRECT LINK button................................................................................ 33
Inserting the battery and memory card................................................. 34
Removing the battery and memory card ........................................................... 34
Using the memory card adapter.............................................................................34
Charging the battery and turning on your camera.............................. 35
Charging the battery................................................................................................ 35
Turning on your camera ......................................................................................... 35
Performing the initial setup...................................................................... 36
Selecting functions (options) ................................................................... 38
Selecting with buttons............................................................................................ 38
Selecting by touch.................................................................................................... 38
Using m.............................................................................................................. 39
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode............................................................. 39
Using the Smart panel............................................................................................. 40
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode ......................................................... 40
Using iFn....................................................................................................................... 41
Using the iFn standard function............................................................................. 42
Using the iFn plus function...................................................................................... 44
Tips
Concepts in Photography
Shooting postures....................................................................................... 13
Holding the camera.....................................................................................................13
Standing photography...............................................................................................13
Crouching photography ............................................................................................14
Using the display ..........................................................................................................14
Low-angle shot..............................................................................................................15
High-angle shot.............................................................................................................15
Aperture........................................................................................................ 16
Aperture value and the depth of field ..................................................................17
Shutter speed............................................................................................... 18
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................................. 19
How the aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
control exposure ......................................................................................... 20
Correlation between focal length, angle, and perspective................ 21
Depth of field............................................................................................... 22
What controls out-of-focus effects?.......................................................................22
DOF preview...................................................................................................................24
Composition................................................................................................. 24
Rule of Thirds..................................................................................................................24
Photos with two subjects ..........................................................................................25
Flash............................................................................................................... 26
Flash guide number.....................................................................................................26
Bounce Photography ..................................................................................................27
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Display icons ................................................................................................ 45
In Shooting mode..................................................................................................... 45
Capturing photos ........................................................................................................ 45
Recording videos......................................................................................................... 46
About the level gauge ............................................................................................... 46
In Playback mode...................................................................................................... 47
Viewing photos ............................................................................................................ 47
Playing videos............................................................................................................... 47
Changing the information displayed................................................................. 48
Viewing the notification panel............................................................................. 48
Lenses............................................................................................................ 49
Lens layout................................................................................................................... 49
Locking or unlocking the lens................................................................................. 50
Lens markings ............................................................................................................ 52
Accessories ................................................................................................... 53
External flash layout................................................................................................. 53
Connecting the external flash................................................................................. 54
Shooting modes.......................................................................................... 55
t Smart Auto mode ..................................................................................... 55
P Program mode....................................................................................................... 57
Program Shift ................................................................................................................ 58
Minimum shutter speed............................................................................................ 58
A Aperture Priority mode ..................................................................................... 59
S Shutter Priority mode.......................................................................................... 60
M Manual mode ....................................................................................................... 61
Using Framing Mode.................................................................................................. 61
Using the Bulb function ............................................................................................ 62
T U Custom mode............................................................................................... 63
Saving custom modes................................................................................................ 63
Selecting custom modes .......................................................................................... 63
Deleting custom modes............................................................................................ 64
i Lens Priority mode............................................................................................. 64
s Smart mode......................................................................................................... 66
Using the Best Face mode........................................................................................ 68
Capturing panoramic photos.................................................................................. 69
Using the Smart Jump Shot mode........................................................................ 71
Recording a video..................................................................................................... 72
3D mode....................................................................................................................... 73
Available functions by shooting mode............................................................. 75
Chapter 2
Shooting Functions
Size and Resolution .................................................................................... 77
Photo size..................................................................................................................... 77
Quality........................................................................................................................... 78
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................................. 79
OLED Color ................................................................................................... 80
White Balance .............................................................................................. 81
Customizing preset White Balance options....................................................... 82
Picture Wizard (photo styles).................................................................... 83
AF mode........................................................................................................ 84
Single AF....................................................................................................................... 85
Continuous AF............................................................................................................ 85
Manual focus............................................................................................................... 86
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AF area........................................................................................................... 87
Selection AF ................................................................................................................ 87
Multi AF......................................................................................................................... 88
Face Detection AF..................................................................................................... 88
Self-Portrait AF........................................................................................................... 89
Touch AF........................................................................................................ 90
Touch AF....................................................................................................................... 90
AF Point......................................................................................................................... 90
Tracking AF.................................................................................................................. 90
One touch shot .......................................................................................................... 91
Focus assist................................................................................................... 92
MF Assist....................................................................................................................... 92
Focus Peaking............................................................................................................. 93
DMF (Direct Manual Focus) .................................................................................. 93
Setting DMF responsiveness................................................................................... 93
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)............................................................. 94
Drive (shooting method)........................................................................... 95
Single............................................................................................................................. 96
Continuous.................................................................................................................. 96
Burst............................................................................................................................... 97
Timer.............................................................................................................................. 97
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE Bracket)............................................................. 98
White Balance Bracketing (WB Bracket)............................................................ 98
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz Bracket)........................................................ 99
Depth Bracketing ..................................................................................................... 99
Bracketing Settings .................................................................................................. 99
Interval Capture......................................................................................... 100
Flash............................................................................................................. 101
Reducing the red-eye effect............................................................................... 102
Using the built-in flash......................................................................................... 102
Adjusting the flash intensity.............................................................................. 103
Flash settings........................................................................................................... 104
Setting external flash ............................................................................................... 104
Setting wireless sync for internal or external flash........................................ 105
Metering...................................................................................................... 106
Multi............................................................................................................................ 106
Center-weighted .................................................................................................... 107
Spot............................................................................................................................. 107
Measuring the exposure value of the focus area ......................................... 108
Dynamic Range ......................................................................................... 109
Smart Filter................................................................................................. 110
Exposure compensation.......................................................................... 111
Viewing the overexposure guide......................................................................... 111
Exposure/Focus lock................................................................................. 112
Exposure/Focus separation..................................................................... 113
Video functions ......................................................................................... 114
Movie size.................................................................................................................. 114
Movie quality........................................................................................................... 114
Multi Motion ............................................................................................................ 115
DIS (Anti-Shake)...................................................................................................... 115
Fader........................................................................................................................... 116
Voice............................................................................................................................ 116
Wind Cut.................................................................................................................... 116
Mic Level.................................................................................................................... 117
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Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Searching and managing files................................................................ 119
Viewing photos....................................................................................................... 119
Viewing image thumbnails................................................................................. 119
Viewing files by category .................................................................................... 120
Viewing files as a folder........................................................................................ 121
Protecting files ........................................................................................................ 122
Lock/Unlock all files.................................................................................................. 122
Deleting files............................................................................................................ 123
Deleting a single file................................................................................................. 123
Deleting multiple files.............................................................................................. 123
Deleting all files.......................................................................................................... 123
Viewing photos.......................................................................................... 124
Enlarging a photo .................................................................................................. 124
Viewing a slide show............................................................................................. 124
Viewing the overexposure guide ..................................................................... 125
Viewing interval shots.......................................................................................... 125
Auto rotating ........................................................................................................... 125
Playing videos............................................................................................ 126
Scanning backward or forward......................................................................... 126
Adjusting the brightness of a video................................................................ 127
Adjusting the volume of a video...................................................................... 127
Trimming a video during playback.................................................................. 128
Capturing an image during playback............................................................. 128
Editing photos ........................................................................................... 129
Cropping a photo................................................................................................... 129
Rotating a photo .................................................................................................... 130
Resizing photos....................................................................................................... 130
Adjusting your photos.......................................................................................... 131
Retouching faces.................................................................................................... 132
Reducing red-eye................................................................................................... 132
Applying Smart Filter effects.............................................................................. 133
Chapter 4
Wireless network
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings............... 135
Connecting to a WLAN......................................................................................... 135
Setting network options......................................................................................... 136
Manually setting the IP address........................................................................... 136
Using the login browser....................................................................................... 137
Network connection tips..................................................................................... 138
Entering text ............................................................................................................ 139
Using the NFC Feature (Tag & Go) ......................................................... 140
Using NFC features in Shooting mode........................................................... 140
Using NFC features in Playback mode (Photo Beam)................................ 140
Using NFC features in Wi-Fi mode.................................................................... 140
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Chapter 5
Camera settings menu
User settings............................................................................................... 161
Manage Custom Mode......................................................................................... 161
ISO Customizing..................................................................................................... 161
ISO Step......................................................................................................................... 161
Auto ISO Range .......................................................................................................... 161
Noise Reduction ..................................................................................................... 161
Bracketing Settings ............................................................................................... 162
DMF (Direct Manual Focus) ................................................................................ 162
DMF Responsiveness............................................................................................ 162
Color Space............................................................................................................... 163
Distortion Correct .................................................................................................. 164
Touch Operation..................................................................................................... 164
iFn Setting................................................................................................................. 164
User Display.............................................................................................................. 165
Key Mapping............................................................................................................ 166
Live view NFC........................................................................................................... 167
MobileLink/NFC Image Size ............................................................................... 167
Display Select .......................................................................................................... 167
Grid Line .................................................................................................................... 167
AF Lamp..................................................................................................................... 168
E-Shutter.................................................................................................................... 168
Lens Button Speed Settings............................................................................... 168
Setting......................................................................................................... 169
Saving files to a smart phone automatically....................................... 141
Sending photos or videos to a smart phone....................................... 143
Using a smart phone as a remote shutter release.............................. 145
Using the Baby Monitor........................................................................... 147
Adjusting the noise level for alarm activation............................................. 148
Using Auto Backup to send photos or videos..................................... 149
Installing the program for Auto Backup on your PC.................................. 149
Sending photos or videos to a PC.................................................................... 149
Sending photos or videos via email...................................................... 151
Changing email settings...................................................................................... 151
Storing your information........................................................................................ 151
Setting an email password..................................................................................... 152
Changing the email password.............................................................................. 153
Sending photos or videos via email................................................................ 153
Using photo or video sharing services ................................................. 155
Accessing a sharing service................................................................................ 155
Uploading photos or videos............................................................................... 156
Using Samsung Link to send files.......................................................... 157
Uploading photos to an online storage or registered devices.............. 157
Viewing photos or videos on devices that support Samsung Link...... 158
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Cleaning the camera............................................................................................. 184
Camera lens and display......................................................................................... 184
Image sensor............................................................................................................... 184
Camera body............................................................................................................... 184
Using or storing the camera............................................................................... 185
Inappropriate places to use or store the camera........................................... 185
Using on beaches or shores................................................................................... 185
Storing for extended period of time................................................................... 185
Using the camera with caution in humid environments ............................ 186
Other cautions............................................................................................................ 186
About memory card.............................................................................................. 187
Supported memory card ........................................................................................ 187
Memory card capacity ............................................................................................. 188
Cautions when using memory cards.................................................................. 190
About the battery .................................................................................................. 191
Battery specifications............................................................................................... 191
Battery life .................................................................................................................... 192
Low battery message............................................................................................... 192
Notes about using the battery.............................................................................. 192
Cautions about using the battery........................................................................ 193
Notes about charging the battery....................................................................... 193
Notes about charging with a computer connected...................................... 194
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care............................ 194
Updating the firmware............................................................................. 195
Before contacting a service center........................................................ 196
Camera specifications .............................................................................. 199
Glossary....................................................................................................... 204
Optional accessories................................................................................. 210
Index............................................................................................................ 211
FCC notice................................................................................................... 214
Chapter 6
Connecting to external devices
Viewing files on an HDTV or 3DTV........................................................ 174
Viewing files on an HDTV.................................................................................... 174
Viewing files on a 3D TV....................................................................................... 175
Transferring files to your computer....................................................... 176
Transferring files to your Windows OS computer....................................... 176
Connecting the camera as a removable disk................................................... 176
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP).................................................. 177
Transferring files to your Mac OS...................................................................... 177
Using programs on a PC........................................................................... 179
Installing programs from the provided CD................................................... 179
Available programs when using i-Launcher.................................................... 179
Using i-Launcher .................................................................................................... 180
Requirements for Windows OS............................................................................. 180
Requirements for Mac OS....................................................................................... 180
Opening i-Launcher.................................................................................................. 180
Downloading the firmware.................................................................................... 181
Downloading the PC Auto Backup program................................................... 181
Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom........................................................ 181
Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom............................................................... 181
Chapter 7
Appendix
Error messages .......................................................................................... 183
Maintaining the camera........................................................................... 184
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Concepts in Photography
Standing photography
Compose your shot; stand up straight with your feet shoulder-length
apart, and keep your elbows pointed down.
Shooting postures
A correct posture for stabilizing the camera is necessary for taking a good
photo. Even if you hold a camera correctly, the wrong posture can cause
the camera to shake. Stand up straight and remain still to maintain a
steady base for your camera. When shooting with a slow shutter speed,
hold your breath to minimize body movement.
Holding the camera
Hold the camera with your right hand and place your right index finger on
the shutter button. Place your left hand under the lens for support.
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Concepts in Photography
Crouching photography
Compose your shot, crouch with one knee touching the ground, and keep
a straight posture.
Using the display
Swing the display outwards 180° and rotate it up or down for high-and
low-angle photos or self portraits ( ). You can rotate the display a
maximum of 90° downward or 180° upward ( ). You can also rotate the
display 180° upward and fold it ( ).
• Keep the display closed when the camera is not in use.
• Tilt the display only within the angle allowed. Failing to do so may damage
your camera.
• Use the Wi-Fi functions when the display is set as shown in illustrations
and .
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Concepts in Photography
Low-angle shot
A low-angle shot is a shot from a camera positioned below your eyeline,
looking up the subject.
High-angle shot
A high-angle shot is a shot from a camera positioned above your eyeline,
looking down on the subject.
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Concepts in Photography
Aperture
The aperture is one of the three factors that determine the exposure. The
aperture housing contains thin, metal plates that open and close to let
light through the aperture and into the camera. The size of the aperture
is related to the amount of light: a larger aperture allows more light and a
smaller aperture allows less light.
Aperture sizes
Minimum aperture Medium aperture Maximum aperture
Aperture opened slightly Aperture opened wide
The size of the aperture is represented by a value known as an "F-number."
The f-number represents the focal length divided by the diameter of the
lens. For example, if a lens with a 50 mm focal length has an f-number of
F2, the diameter of the aperture is 25 mm. (50 mm/25 mm = F2)
The smaller the f-number, the greater the size of the aperture.
The opening in the aperture is described as the Exposure Value (EV).
Increasing the Exposure Value (+1 EV) means the amount of light doubles.
Decreasing the Exposure Value (-1 EV) means the amount of light halves.
You can also use the exposure compensation feature to fine-tune the
amount of light by subdividing exposure values into 1/2, 1/3 EV, and so on.
+1 EV
F1.4 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8
-1 EV
Exposure Value Steps
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Concepts in Photography
Aperture value and the depth of field
You can blur or sharpen the background of a photo by controlling the
aperture. It is closely related to the depth of field (DOF), which can be
expressed as small or large.
A photo with a large DOF A photo with a small DOF
The aperture housing contains several blades. These blades move together and
control the amount of light passing through the center of the aperture. The
number of blades also affects the shape of light when shooting night scenes. If
an aperture has an even number of blades, light divides into an equal number
of sections. If the number of blades is odd, the number of sections is double the
number of blades.
For example, an aperture with 8 blades divides light into 8 sections and an
aperture with 7 blades into 14 sections.
7 blades 8 blades
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Concepts in Photography
Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the
shutter. It controls the amount of light which passes through the aperture
before it reaches the image sensor.
Usually, the shutter speed is manually adjustable. The measurement of the
shutter speed is known as the "Exposure Value" (EV), which is marked in
intervals of 1 s, 1/2 s, 1/4 s, 1/8 s, 1/15 s, 1/1,000 s, 1/2,000 s, and so on.
Exposure
+1 EV
-1 EV
1 s 1/2 s 1/4 s 1/8 s 1/15 s 1/30 s
Shutter Speed
Therefore, the faster the shutter speed, the less light will be let in. Likewise,
the slower the shutter speed, the more light will be let in.
The photos below illustrate that a slow shutter speed allows more time
for light to enter the camera. This adds a motion blurring effect to moving
objects. On the other hand, a fast shutter speed allows less time to let light
in and the photo more easily freezes subjects in motion.
0.8 s 0.004 s
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Concepts in Photography
ISO sensitivity
The exposure of an image is determined by the sensitivity of the camera.
This sensitivity is based on international film standards, known as ISO
standards. On digital cameras, this sensitivity rating is used to represent
the sensitivity of the digital mechanism that captures the image.
ISO sensitivity doubles as the number doubles. For example, an
ISO 200 setting is capable of capturing images at twice the speed of an
ISO 100 setting. However, higher ISO settings can result in "noise"—small
specks, spots, and other phenomena in a photo that give the shot a noisy
or dirty appearance. As a general rule, it is best to use a low ISO setting
to prevent noise in your photos, unless you are shooting in darkened
environments or at night.
Changes in the quality and brightness according to ISO sensitivity
Because a low ISO sensitivity means the camera will be less sensitive to
light, you need more light to have an optimal exposure. When using a low
ISO sensitivity, open the aperture more or reduce the shutter speed to
allow more light to enter the camera. For example, on a sunny day when
light is abundant, a low ISO sensitivity does not require a slow shutter
speed. However, in a dark place or at night, a low ISO sensitivity will
result in a blurry photo. Therefore, it is recommended to increase the ISO
sensitivity by a moderate amount.
A photo captured with a tripod and high
ISO sensitivity
A blurred photo with a low ISO sensitivity
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Concepts in Photography
How the aperture setting, shutter speed,
and ISO sensitivity control exposure
The aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity are closely
interconnected in photography. The aperture setting controls the opening
that regulates the light that enters the camera, while the shutter speed
determines the length of time that light is allowed to enter. ISO sensitivity
determines the speed at which the film reacts to light. Together, these
three aspects are described as the triangle of exposure.
A change in shutter speed, aperture value, or ISO sensitivity can be offset
by adjustments to the others to maintain the amount of light. The results,
however, change according to the settings. For example, shutter speed is
useful in expressing movement, aperture can control the depth of field,
and ISO sensitivity can control the graininess of a photo.
Settings Results
Aperture
value
Wide aperture
= more light
Narrow aperture
= less light
Wide = small depth of field
Narrow = large depth of field
Settings Results
Shutter speed
Fast speed
= less light
Slow speed
= more light
Fast = still
Slow = blurry
ISO sensitivity
High sensitivity
= more sensitive to light
Low sensitivity
= less sensitive to light
High = more grainy
Low = less grainy
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Concepts in Photography
Correlation between focal length, angle,
and perspective
Focal length, which is measured in millimeters, is the distance between
the middle of the lens to its focal point. It affects the angle and perspective
of captured images. A short focal length translates into a wide angle,
which allows you to capture a wide shot. A long focal length translates
into a narrow angle, which allows you to capture telephoto shots.
Short focal length
wide shot
wide angle
wide-angle lens
Long focal length
telephoto shot
narrow angle
telephoto lens
Look at these photos below and compare the changes.
18 mm angle 55 mm angle 200 mm angle
Normally, a lens with a wide angle is suitable for shooting landscapes and a lens
with a narrow angle is recommended for shooting sports events or portraits.
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Depth of field
Portraits or still-life photos mostly acclaimed by people are the ones on
which the background is out of focus so the subject looks pronounced.
Depending on the focused areas, a photo can be blurred or sharpened.
This is called 'a low DOF' or 'a high DOF'.
The depth of field is the focused area around the subject. Therefore, a
small DOF signifies that the focused area is narrow and a large DOF means
the focused area is wide.
A photo with a small DOF, which stresses the subject and makes the rest
of it blurred, can be obtained by using a telescope lens or selecting a low
aperture value. Conversely, a photo with a large DOF which shows all the
elements on the photo sharply focused can be achieved by using a wide
angle lens or selecting a high aperture value.
Small Depth of Field Large Depth of Field
What controls out-of-focus effects?
DOF depends on aperture value
The wider the aperture is (namely the lower the aperture value), the lower
the DOF becomes. Under the condition where the focal length is equal, a
low aperture value leads to a photo with a low DOF.
55 mm F5.7 55 mm F22
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DOF depends on focal length
The longer the focal length is, the lower the DOF gets. A telescope lens
with a longer focal length than a wide-angle lens with a short focal length
is better to capture a photo of a low DOF.
A photo captured with a 18 mm wide-angle lens
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope lens
DOF depends on the distance between the subject and the
camera
The shorter the distance between the subject and the camera is, the lower
the DOF gets. Therefore, taking a photo close to a subject can result in a
photo of low DOF.
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope lens
A photo captured close to the subject
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DOF preview
You can press [Depth preview] to get an idea of what your shot will look
like before shooting. The camera adjusts the aperture to the predefined
settings and shows the results on the screen. Set the function of the Depth
preview button to Optical Preview. (p. 166)
Composition
It is fun to capture a photo of the beauty of world with a camera. No
matter how the world is beautiful, however, a poor composition cannot
capture the beauty of it.
When it comes to composition, it is very important to prioritize subjects.
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually,
abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
Rule of Thirds
To use the rule of thirds, divide the image into a 3x3 pattern of equal
rectangles.
To compose photos that best emphasize the subject, make sure the
subject is located at one of the corners of the center rectangle.
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Using the rule of thirds will create photos with stable and compelling
compositions. Below are a few examples.
Photos with two subjects
If your subject is in one corner of the photo, it creates an unbalanced
composition. You can stabilize the photo by capturing a second subject in
the opposite corner to balance the weight of the photo.
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 1
Subject 2
Unstable Stable
When taking landscape photos, centering the horizon will create an
unbalanced effect. Give more weight to the photo by moving the horizon
up or down.
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 1
Subject 2
Unstable Stable
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Flash guide number
The model number of a flash refers to the flash’s power, and the maximum
amount of light created is represented by a value known as a "guide
number." The bigger the guide number, the more light is emitted from the
flash. The guide number is achieved by multiplying the distance from the
flash to the subject and the aperture value when the ISO sensitivity is set
to 100.
Guide number = Flash to Subject Distance X Aperture value
Aperture value = Guide number/Flash to Subject Distance
Flash to Subject Distance = Guide number/Aperture value
Therefore, if you know the guide number of a flash, you can estimate an
optimum flash to subject distance when setting the flash manually. For
example, if a flash has a guide number of GN 20 and is 4 meters away from
the subject, the optimal aperture value is F5.0.
Flash
Light is one of the most important components in photography. It is not
easy, however, to have an enough amount of light anytime and anywhere.
Making use of a flash allows you to optimize light settings and create a
variety of effects.
Flash, also known as strobe or speed light, helps to create adequate
exposure in low-light conditions. It is also useful in light-abundant
situations. For example, flash can be used in compensating the exposure
of a subject’s shadow or capturing clearly both the subject and the
background in backlit conditions.
Before correction After correction
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Bounce Photography
Bounce photography refers to the method of bouncing light off of the
ceiling or walls so that the light spreads evenly over the subject. Normally,
photos captured with flash may appear unnatural and cast shadows.
Subjects in photos captured with bounce photography cast no shadows
and look smooth due to evenly spread light.
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Chapter 1
My Camera
Learn about your camera’s layout, display icons, lens, optional accessories,
and basic functions.
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Getting started
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
(including the body cap and
hot-shoe cover)
AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery Strap
Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom DVD-ROM Quick Start Guide Quick Reference Guide
• The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
• You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center. Samsung is not responsible for any
problems caused by using unauthorized accessories. For information about accessories, refer to page 210.
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Camera layout
No. Name
1
Command dial
• In the Menu screen: Move to a desired
menu item.
• In the Smart panel: Adjust a selected
option.
• In Shooting mode: Adjust shutter
speed or aperture value in some
shooting modes or change the size of
a focus area.
• In Playback mode: View thumbnails
or enlarge or reduce a photo. Open
or close a folder of continuous or
burst shots in Playback mode. Scan
backward or forward a video.
2
Mode dial
• t: Smart Auto mode (p. 55)
• P: Program mode (p. 57)
• A: Aperture Priority mode (p. 59)
• S: Shutter Priority mode (p. 60)
• M: Manual mode (p. 61)
• T: Custom mode 1 (p. 63)
• U: Custom mode 2 (p. 63)
• i: Lens Priority mode (p. 64)
• s: Smart mode (p. 66)
• B: Wireless Network (p. 134)
3 Hot-shoe cover
No. Name
4 Hot-shoe
5 Built-in flash (p. 102)
6 Flash pop-up button (p. 102)
7 Microphone
8 Lens release button
9 Image sensor
10 Lens mount
11 Depth preview button (p. 24)
12 Lens mount index
13 AF-assist light/Timer lamp
14 Power switch
15 Shutter button
16 Metering button (p. 106)
17
DIRECT LINK button: Start a preset Wi-Fi
function. (p. 33)
1
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
10 9
11
12
13
17
16
15
14
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No. Name
1
Drive dial
• H: Single (p. 96)
• J: Continuous (p. 96)
• K: Timer (p. 97)
• L: Bracketing (p. 98)
2
Video recording button
Start recording a video.
3
EV adjust button (p. 111)
Press and hold the button, and then scroll
the command dial to adjust the exposure
value.
4
AEL button (p. 112)
• In Shooting mode: Lock the adjusted
exposure value or focus.
• In Playback mode: Protect the selected
file.
5
Fn button
Access the Smart panel and fine-tune
some settings.
6
o button
• In the Menu screen: Save the selected
options.
• In Shooting mode: Allow you to select
a focus area manually in some shooting
modes.
7
Delete/Custom button
• In Shooting mode: Perform the
assigned function. (p. 166)
• In Playback mode: Delete files.
No. Name
8
Navigation button (Smart dial)
• In Shooting mode
- D: Change the information on the
display.
- I: Select an ISO value.
- C: Select a White Balance option.
- F: Select an AF mode.
• In other situations
Move up, down, left, right, respectively.
(You can also rotate the navigation
button.)
9
Playback button
Enter Playback mode to view pictures or
videos.
10
Status lamp
Indicate the status of the camera.
• Blinking: When saving a photo,
shooting a video, sending data to a
computer, connecting to WLAN, or
sending a photo.
• Steady: When there is no data transfer,
when data transfer to a computer is
complete, or charging the battery.
11
MENU button
Access options or menus.
12 Proximity sensor (p. 167)
13 Viewfinder (p. 33)
14 Eye-cup
6
7
9
2
1
3
4
5
8
10
11
12
13
14
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No. Name
1 Diopter adjustment dial (p. 33)
2 Eyelet for camera strap
3
External microphone port
Insert a 3.5 mm stereo microphone.
4 Speaker
5 NFC tag
6 HDMI port
7
USB and shutter release port
Connect the camera to a computer or shutter release. Use a shutter release cable with a tripod
to minimize camera movement.
8
Battery chamber/Memory card cover
Insert a memory card and battery.
9
Display (touch screen)
• To take photos at high or low angles, tilt the display up or down. (p. 14)
• Touch the screen to select a menu or an option. (p. 38)
10 Internal antenna
* Avoid contact with the internal antenna while using a wireless network.
11 Tripod mount
4
1
5
3
2
9
11
6
7
8
10
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Adjusting the viewfinder angle and the diopter
Adjust the angle of the viewfinder to take photos conveniently. Pull out the viewfinder gently ( )
and tilt it to adjust the angle ( ).
The diopter adjustment dial is accessible when you pull out the viewfinder. If the image is not
clear through the viewfinder, rotate the diopter adjustment dial to improve the image.
Do not adjust the viewfinder angle or rotate the diopter adjustment dial beyond the permitted limits. Doing
so may damage the viewfinder or the diopter adjustment dial.
Using the DIRECT LINK button
You can turn on the Wi-Fi feature conveniently by pressing [DIRECT LINK].
Press [DIRECT LINK] again to return to the previous mode.
Setting the DIRECT LINK button
You can select a Wi-Fi function to launch when you press [DIRECT LINK]. (p. 166)
To set a DIRECT
LINK option,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ĺ d ĺ Key Mapping ĺDIRECT LINKĺ an option.
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn how to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the
camera.
Memory card
Insert a memory card with the gold-
colored contacts facing down.
Rechargeable battery
Insert the battery with the Samsung logo
facing up.
Removing the battery and memory card
Rechargeable battery
Battery lock Slide the lock down to release the battery.
Memory card
Push the card gently until it disengages
from the camera, and then pull it out of
the slot.
Using the memory card adapter
To use micro memory cards with this product, a PC, or a memory
card reader, insert the card into an adapter.
While the status lamp of the camera is blinking, do not remove the memory card
or battery. Doing so may damage the data stored on the memory card or your
camera.
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Charging the battery and turning on your camera
Charging the battery
Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the battery.
Plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera, and then plug the
other end of the USB cable into the AC adapter.
Status lamp
• Red light on: Charging
• Green light on: Fully charged
• Red light blinking: Charging Error
Use only the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with your camera. If you use
another AC adapter, the camera battery may not charge or work properly.
Turning on your camera
Set the Power switch to ON.
• To turn your camera off, set the Power switch to OFF.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera for the
first time. (p. 36)
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Performing the initial setup
When you turn on your camera for the first time, the initial setup screen
appears. The language is preset for the country or region where the
camera is sold. You can change the language as desired. You can also select
an item by touching it on the screen.
1 Press [I] to select Time Zone, and then press [o].
2 Press [D/I] to select a time zone, and then press [o].
Back
Time Zone
[GMT +00:00] London
[GMT -01:00] Cape Verde
[GMT -02:00] Mid-Atlantic
[GMT -03:00] Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
[GMT -03:30] Newfoundland
3 Press [I] to select Date Settings, and then press [o].
4 Press [C/F] to select an item (Year/Month/Day).
5 Press [D/I] to set the option, and then press [o].
Back
Year
Month Day
Date Settings
• The screen may differ depending on the language you selected.
6 Press [I] to select Time Settings, and then press [o].
7 Press [C/F] to select an item (Hr/Min/DST).
8 Press [D/I] to set the option, and then press [o].
Time Settings
Back
DST
Hr Min
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9 Press [I] to select Date Type, and then press [o].
10 Press [D/I] to select a date type, and then press [o].
Back
Language
Time Zone
Date Settingss
Time Settingss
Date Type
Date Type
YYYY/MM/DD
MM/DD/YYYY
DD/MM/YYYY
London
English
11 Press [I] to select Time Type, and then press [o].
12 Press [D/I] to select a time type, and then press [o].
Back
London
2014/01/01
10:00 AM
Time Zone
Date Settings
Time Settings
Date Type
Time Type
Time Type
12H
24H
13 Press [m] to finish the initial setup.
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Selecting functions (options)
Selecting with buttons
Scroll the command dial or rotate the navigation button or press
[D/I/C/F] to move, and then press [o] to select an option.
Selecting by touch
Do not use sharp objects, such as pens or pencils, to touch the screen. You can
damage the screen.
Dragging: Touch and hold an area on
the screen, and then drag your finger.
Touching: Touch an icon to select a
menu or an option.
Flicking: Gently flick your finger
across the screen.
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• When you touch or drag the screen, discolorations may occur. This is not a
malfunction, but a characteristic of the touch screen. Touch or drag lightly to
minimize the discolorations.
• The touch screen may not work properly if you use the camera in extremely
humid environments.
• The touch screen may not work properly if you apply screen protection film
or other accessories to the screen.
• Depending on the viewing angle, the screen may appear dim. Adjust the
brightness or viewing angle to improve the resolution.
Using m
Press [m] or touch on the screen, and then change shooting
options or settings.
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode
1 Rotate the mode dial to P.
2 Press [m] or touch .
3 Scroll the command dial or press [D/I] to move to b,
and then press [o].
• You can also touch b on the screen.
4 Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I] to move to
Photo Size, and then press [o].
• You can also drag the option list, and then touch an option.
Select
Back
AutoShare
Photo Size
Quality
ISO
OLED Color Off
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5 Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I] to move to
an option, and then press [o].
• You can also drag the option list, and then touch an option.
• Press [m] or touch Back to go back to the previous menu.
Select
AutoShare
Photo Size
Quality
ISO
OLED Color
(3:2) (5472x3648)
(3:2) (3888x2592)
(3:2) (2976x1984)
(3:2) (1728x1152)
(16:9) (5472x3080)
Photo Size
Back
6 Press [m] or touch Back to switch to Shooting mode.
Using the Smart panel
Press [f] or touch on the screen to access some functions such as
Exposure, ISO, and White Balance.
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode
1 Rotate the mode dial to P.
2 Press [f] or touch .
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3 Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I/C/F]
to move to EV, and then press [o].
• You can directly select an option by scrolling the command dial
without having to press [o].
• You can also select an option by touching it.
EV : 0.0
Adjust
Back
You can adjust some options by
dragging them.
4 Scroll the command dial or rotate the navigation button or
press [C/F] to adjust the exposure value, and then press
[o].
• You can also drag the dial on the screen, and then touch Set to
adjust the option.
EV : 0.0
Back Set
Using iFn
Press [i-Function] on an i-Function lens to manually select and adjust
shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, ISO sensitivity, and White
Balance on the lens.
Select an option.
Adjust an option value.
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Using the iFn standard function
When you use [i-Function] on an i-Function lens, you can manually select
and adjust shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, ISO sensitivity,
and White Balance on the lens. You can also use the Z function.
1 Rotate the mode dial to P, A, S, or M.
2 Press [m] ĺ d ĺ iFn Setting ĺ Mode ĺ iFn Standard.
3 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
4 Press [i-Function] on the lens to select a setting.
• To select items to appear, select [m] ĺ d ĺ iFn Setting ĺ
iFn Standard ĺ an item.
• You can also press [i-Function], and then press [D/I] or drag
the screen to select a setting.
Option Description
Aperture value Adjust the aperture value.
Shutter speed Adjust the shutter speed.
EV Adjust the exposure value.
ISO Adjust the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance Select a White Balance option.
Z
Zoom in on a subject with less degradation of
photo quality than the Digital zoom. However, the
photo resolution or size may change compared to
when you zoom in by rotating the zoom ring.
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5 Adjust the focus ring to select an option.
• You can also scroll the command dial or rotate the navigation
button or drag the screen to select an option.
6 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
Available options
Shooting mode P A S M 3D
Aperture - O - O -
Shutter speed - - O O -
EV O O O - O
ISO O O O O -
White Balance O O O O O
Z O O O O -
• This function is not available when you attach a 3D lens and set 3D Auto
Mode in 3D mode.
• Z is not available when you set the shooting method to Burst.
• Z is not available when you capture photos in the RAW file format.
• Z is deactivated when you record videos by pressing the video
recording button.
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Using the iFn plus function
On an i-Function lens, press [i-Function], and then press [N], [W],
or [a] on the camera. You can start assigned functions or open the
settings menu with i-Function.
E.g. Assigning the photo quality function to the Metering
button
1 Rotate the mode dial to P, A, S, or M.
2 Press [m] ĺ d ĺ iFn Setting ĺ iFn Plus ĺ Metering ĺ
Quality.
3 Press [m].
4 Select iFn Setting ĺ Mode ĺ iFn Plus.
5 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
6 Press [i-Function] on an i-Function lens, and then press [N]
on the camera.
7 Select a photo quality option.
8 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
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Display icons
Capturing photos
1
2
3
1. Shooting information
Icon Description
Shooting mode
Current date
Current time
Focal length*
Notification panel bar
Memory card not inserted**
Auto exposure lock (p. 112)
Auto focus lock (p. 112)
Available number of photos
100% Battery percentage
Auto focus frame
Spot metering area
Icon Description
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• (Red): Empty (recharge
the battery)
• : Charging
Camera shake
Manual focus scale
Level gauge (p. 46)
Histogram (p. 165)
Focus
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure adjustment value
ISO sensitivity (p. 79)
* This icon appears when you attach the Power Zoom lens.
** Photos that were captured without inserting a memory
card cannot be transferred to a memory card or a computer.
2. Shooting options
Icon Description
Photo size
Drive mode
Flash (p. 101)
Flash intensity adjustment
Metering (p. 106)
AF mode (p. 84)
Icon Description
Focus area
Face detection
White Balance (p. 81)
White Balance micro adjustment
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 94)
Z on
Z ratio
RAW file
Dynamic Range (p. 109)
OLED Color (p. 80)
3. Shooting options (Touch)
Icon Description
Change Smart mode**
Save a custom mode***
AutoShare
Touch AF options
Shooting options
Smart panel
** This icon appears only when you select Smart mode.
***This icon appears when you select Custom1 or Custom2
mode.
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
In Shooting mode
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Icon Description
Video sound level
2. Shooting options
Icon Description
Video size
AF mode (p. 84)
Metering (p. 106)
White Balance (p. 81)
White Balance micro adjustment
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 94)
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) (p. 115)
Fader (p. 116)
Multi Motion (p. 115)
Voice recording off (p. 116)
Internal microphone in use
Zoom button*
OLED Color (p. 80)
* This icon appears when you attach the Power Zoom lens.
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
About the level gauge
The level gauge helps you align the camera with
the horizontal and vertical lines on the display.
If the level gauge is not level, calibrate the level
gauge using the Horizontal Calibration function.
(p. 169)
Vertical
Horizontal
S Level S Unlevel
You cannot use the level gauge when you shoot
in portrait orientation.
Recording videos
1
2
1. Shooting information
Icon Description
Shooting mode
Cancel Touch AF.
Current recording time/
Available recording time
100% Battery percentage
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• (Red): Empty (recharge
the battery)
• : Charging
Zoom indicator*
Exposure value
ISO sensitivity (p. 79)
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In Playback mode
Viewing photos
Information
Mode
F No
Shutter
ISO
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EV
Photo Size
Folder No.-File No.
Date & Time
Icon Description
View image thumbnails. (Touch)
Current file/The total number of files
Notification panel bar
Share a file. (Touch)
m Playback/Editing menu (Touch)
RAW file
3D file
Protected file
1
2
3
No. Description
1 Captured photo
2 RGB histogram (p. 165)
3
Shooting mode, Metering, Flash,
White Balance, Aperture value, Shutter
speed, ISO, Focal length, Exposure value,
Photo size, Folder number-File number,
Date
Playing videos
Stop Capture
Icon Description
Playback speed
Multi Motion
Current playback time
Video length
/
View previous file/Scan backward.
(Each time you touch the scan
backward icon, you change the scan
speed in this order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
/ Pause or resume playback.
/
View next file/Scan forward. (Each
time you touch the scan forward
icon, you change the scan speed in
this order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
Adjust the volume or mute the
sound.
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Changing the information displayed
Press [D] repeatedly to change the display type.
Mode Display type
Shooting
• Basic shooting information (Shooting mode, Shutter
speed, Aperture value, Exposure value, ISO sensitivity, etc.)
• Basic shooting information + Shooting option buttons
(MENU, Fn, AutoShare, Touch AF) + Level gauge
• Basic shooting information + Shooting option buttons +
Current shooting options information (Photo size, Drive
mode, Flash, Metering, AF mode, etc.)
• Basic shooting information + Shooting option buttons +
Current shooting options information + Histogram + Date
and time
• No information (when connected to an HDTV or an HDMI-
enabled monitor)
Playback
• Basic information
• Display all information about the current file.
• Display all information about the current file including
RGB histogram.
Viewing the notification panel
Touch at the top of the display to open the notification panel. You
can adjust the display brightness or view battery life and data storage
information. If you have changed the camera's default settings for photo
size and quality, exposure value, and ISO sensitivity, you can view the
changed settings. Touch the bottom of the notification panel or press
[m] or [f] to close it.
Auto
Storage
10 shot(s)
Battery Level
Changed Camera Settings
Storage & Battery Level
Display Brightness
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Lenses
You can purchase optional lenses made exclusively for your NX series
camera.
Learn about the functions of each lens and select one that suits your needs
and preferences.
Lens layout
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS III lens (example)
8
1
2
3
5
4
6 7
No. Description
1 Lens mount index
2 Zoom ring
3 Focus ring (p. 92)
4 Lens hood mount index
5 Lens
6 i-Function button (p. 64)
7 AF/MF switch (p. 84)
8 Lens contacts
When not using the lens, attach the lens cap and lens mount cover to protect
the lens from dust and scratches.

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