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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: PL10
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Spanish, English

Table of Contents

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This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
Ä Click a topic
User Manual
PL10
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Multimedia
Appendixes
Index
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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
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.
Safety warnings
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
t
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations
t
when disposing of used batteries.
Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,
t
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may
explode when overheated.
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious
t
damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water
damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Safety precautions
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Health and safety information
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very
t
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
t
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
t
foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a
soft cloth before inserting in your camera.
Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
t
card.
Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
t
or pressure.
Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
t
cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
t
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
t
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
t
poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
t
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
t
beaches or in other similar areas.
Protect your camera from impact, rough handling, and
t
excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and
t
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
t
compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to
improper use may not be covered by your warranty.
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Health and safety information
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
t
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
t
recharged before use.
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
t
Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
t
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.
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
t
the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
t
lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
Use earphones with caution
Do not use earphones while driving, cycling, or operating
t
motorised vehicles. Doing so may create a traffic hazard and
may be illegal in some areas.
Use only the minimum volume setting necessary. Listening to
t
earphones at high volume can damage your hearing.
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.
Important usage information
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©2009 SAMSUNG DIGITAL IMAGING CO., LTD.
Camera specifications 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
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registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
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t is a registered trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. WOW
HD technology is incorporated under licence from SRS
Labs, Inc.
Organisation of the user manual
Basic functions 10
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting, and how to transfer files to and
from your computer.
Extended functions 32
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Shooting options 41
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 59
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. You will also learn
how to connect your camera to your photo printer or
TV.
Multimedia 74
Learn to use Multimedia modes: Music mode, Videos
mode, and Text Viewer mode.
Appendixes 83
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Shooting mode Indication
Smart Auto S
Auto a
Program p
DIS d
Photo Help Guide h
Scene s
Movie v
Multimedia u
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The s mode may not support
functions for all scenes.
e.g.)
Available in the
Program, DIS,
and Movie modes
Icons used in this manual
Icon Function
Additional information
Safety warnings and precautions
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] (represents the
shutter button)
( ) Page number of related information
“
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select Functions “ White
Balance (represents select Functions, and then White
Balance).
* †
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
WB White Balance
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Expressions used in this manual
Pressing the shutter
tHalf-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
Press [
t Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
Subject
t : the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
Background
t : the objects around the subject
Composition
t : the combination of a subject and background
Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)
Background
Subject
Composition
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
s
t mode > Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children f 34
Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
t
f 45
Face Detection
t f 49
Taking photos at night or in the dark
s
t mode > Night, Dawn, Firework f 34
Flash options
t f 45
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t f 46
Taking action photos
Continuous, Motion Capture
t f 56
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
s
t mode > Close Up, Text f 34
Macro, Auto Macro, Super Macro (to take close-up
t
photos) f 47
White balance (to change the colour tone)
t f 54
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t f 46
EV (to adjust exposure)
t f 53
ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
t
backgrounds) f 53
Metering
t f 54
AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with
t
different exposures) f 56
Applying a different effect
Photo styles (to apply tones)
t f 57
Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
t
contrast) f 58
Reducing camera shake
d
t
 mode f 37
Connecting your camera to a
t
computer f 23
Viewing files by category in
t
Smart Album f 61
Deleting all files on the
t
memory card f 63
Viewing files as a slide show
t
f 65
Viewing files on a TV
t f 72
Using a multimedia mode
t
(listen to music, play videos
and view text files) f 75
Adjusting sound and volume
t
f 85
Adjusting the brightness of
t
the display f 85
Changing the display
t
language f 85
Setting the date and time
t
f 86
Formatting the memory card
t
f 86
Troubleshooting
t f 93
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Contents
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................ 34
Using the frame guide .......................................................... 35
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode .............................. 36
Using the DIS mode ............................................................ 37
Using the Program mode ..................................................... 37
Recording a video ............................................................... 38
Recording voice memos ................................................... 40
Recording a voice memo ..................................................... 40
Adding a voice memo to a photo .......................................... 40
Shooting options ................................................................... 41
Selecting a resolution and quality ...................................... 42
Selecting a resolution ........................................................... 42
Selecting image quality ........................................................ 42
Using the timer .................................................................. 43
Shooting in the dark .......................................................... 45
Preventing red-eye .............................................................. 45
Using the flash .................................................................... 45
Adjusting the ISO speed ...................................................... 46
Changing the camera’s focus ............................................ 47
Using macro ....................................................................... 47
Using auto focus ................................................................. 47
Adjusting the focus area ....................................................... 48
Using face detection ......................................................... 49
Detecting faces ................................................................... 49
Taking a self-portrait shot ...................................................... 50
Taking a smile shot .............................................................. 50
Detecting eye blinking .......................................................... 51
Using smart face recognition ................................................ 51
Basic functions ...................................................................... 10
Unpacking ......................................................................... 11
Camera layout ................................................................... 12
Icons ................................................................................. 14
Turning your camera on or off ........................................... 15
Selecting options ............................................................... 16
Setting the display and sound ........................................... 18
Changing the display type .................................................... 18
Setting the sound ................................................................ 18
Taking photos .................................................................... 19
Zooming ............................................................................. 20
Using the Photo Help Guide mode .................................... 21
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows) .............. 22
Installing programs ............................................................... 22
Transferring files to your PC .................................................. 23
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .......................... 24
Transferring multimedia files to the camera ............................. 24
Using Samsung Converter ................................................... 26
Using Samsung Master ....................................................... 27
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac users) ............ 29
Transferring files to your computer ......................................... 29
Transferring multimedia files to the camera ............................. 29
Tips for getting a clearer photo .......................................... 30
Extended functions .............................................................. 32
Shooting modes ................................................................ 33
Using the Smart Auto mode ................................................. 33
Using the Scene mode ........................................................ 34
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Contents
Adjusting brightness and colour ........................................ 53
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .................................... 53
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) .................................... 53
Changing the metering option ............................................... 54
Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................. 54
Using burst modes ............................................................ 56
Improving your photos ...................................................... 57
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 57
Defining your own RGB tone ................................................ 57
Adjusting your photos .......................................................... 58
Playback/Editing ................................................................... 59
Playing back ...................................................................... 60
Starting Playback mode ....................................................... 60
Viewing photos ................................................................... 64
Playing a video .................................................................... 66
Playing voice memos ........................................................... 67
Editing a photo .................................................................. 68
Resizing photos .................................................................. 68
Rotating a photo .................................................................. 68
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 69
Defining your own RGB tone ................................................ 69
Correcting exposure problems ............................................. 70
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................ 71
Viewing files on a TV ......................................................... 72
Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ............... 73
Multimedia .............................................................................. 74
Using Multimedia mode .................................................... 75
Using the Music mode ...................................................... 77
Playing music files ............................................................... 77
Using the Videos mode ..................................................... 79
Using the Text Viewer mode .............................................. 80
Multimedia mode settings menu ....................................... 81
Appendixes ............................................................................ 83
Camera settings menu ...................................................... 84
Accessing the settings menu ................................................ 84
Sound ................................................................................ 85
Display ............................................................................... 85
Settings .............................................................................. 86
Error messages ................................................................. 88
Camera maintenance ........................................................ 89
Cleaning your camera .......................................................... 89
About memory cards ........................................................... 90
About the battery ................................................................. 91
Before contacting a service centre .................................... 93
Camera specifications ....................................................... 95
Index ............................................................................... 100
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Unpacking …………………………………… 11
Camera layout ……………………………… 12
Icons …………………………………………… 14
Turning your camera on or off …………… 15
Selecting options …………………………… 16
Setting the display and sound …………… 18
Changing the display type …………………… 18
Setting the sound ……………………………… 18
Taking photos ………………………………… 19
Zooming ……………………………………… 20
Using the Photo Help Guide mode ……… 21
Transferring files to your computer
(for Windows) ………………………………… 22
Installing programs …………………………… 22
Transferring files to your PC …………………… 23
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) … 24
Transferring multimedia files to the camera … 24
Using Samsung Converter …………………… 26
Using Samsung Master ……………………… 27
Transferring files to your computer
(for Mac users) ……………………………… 29
Transferring files to your computer …………… 29
Transferring multimedia files to the camera … 29
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 30
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting, and how to transfer files to
and from your computer.
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Basic functions 11
Camera AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery
Strap Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
Earphones
Quick Start Manual
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Optional accessories
Camera case
A/V cable
Memory cards
The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
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Basic functions 12
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarise yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
Shutter button
Microphone
POWER button
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Flash
Multifuntion jack
Accepts the USB cable,
A/V cable, or earphone
Tripod mount
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Speaker
Lens
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Camera layout
Display
Zoom button
Zoom in or out in Shooting mode.
t
Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as thumbnails in Playback mode.
t
Adjust volume in Playback mode or Multimedia mode.
t
Mode button: Open the list of shooting modes
Icon Mode Description
S Smart Auto
Take a photo by letting the camera select a
scene mode as it detects
a Auto
Take a photo quickly and easily with minimal
settings
p Program Take a photo by setting options
d DIS
Take a photo with options suitable for reducing
camera shake
h
Photo Help
Guide
Get shooting tips and practice shooting
s Scene
Take a photo with options preset for a specific
scene
v Movie Record a video
u Multimedia Listen to MP3s, Play videos, and view text files
Button Description
m Access options or menus.
Navigation
In Shooting mode While setting
D Change the display option Move up
M Change the macro option Move down
F Change the flash option Move left
t Change the timer option Move right
o Confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Playback Enter Playback mode.
Function
Access options in Shooting mode.
t
Delete files in Playback mode.
t
Status lamp
Blinking
t : When saving a photo or video, being read by a computer
or printer, or out of focus
Steady
t : When connecting to a computer or in focus
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B. Icons on the right
Icon Description
Flash
Timer
Auto focus
Photo style
Face detection
Face tone
Face retouch
Image adjustment (contrast, sharpness,
saturation)
Voice muted
C. Icons on the left
Icon Description
Exposure value
White balance
ISO speed
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Photo quality
Frame rate
Metering option
Long time shutter
Burst type
Icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
A. Information
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
Zoom ratio
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
t : Fully charged
t : Partially charged
t : Charging needed
Aperture and shutter speed
Voice memo
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Current date and time
A
B
C
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Turning your camera on or off
Learn how to start your camera.
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
Press and hold [P] to mute camera sounds.
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
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Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [m] and using the navigation buttons ([D], [M], [F], [t]).
You can also access shooting options by pressing [f] but some options are not available.
E.g. Select a white balance option in the P mode
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Press [
2 D] or [M] to scroll to Program and then
press [t] or [o].
Press [
3 m].
Functions
Sound
Display
Settings
EV
White Balance
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
ACB
Exit Change
Press [
4 D] or [M] to scroll to Functions and then
press [t] or [o].
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or
2
menu.
To move left or right, press [
t F] or [t].
To move up or down, press [
t D] or [M].
EV
Back Move
Press [
3 o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Going back to the previous menu
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
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Selecting options
Press [
5 D] or [M] to scroll to White Balance and
then press [t] or [o].
EV
White Balance
ISO
Face Detection
Photo Size
Quality
ACB
Exit Back
Press [
6 F] or [t] to scroll to a white balance option.
Daylight
Back Move
Press [
7 o].
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Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic settings for the display and sound according to your preferences.
Setting the sound
Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you
operate your camera.
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Sound “ Beep Sound “ an option.
Option Description
Off The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3 The camera emits sounds.
Press [
3 m] to return to the previous mode.
Changing the display type
Select a style of display for Shooting or Playback mode.
Press [D] repeatedly to change a display type.
Show all photographic
information.
Mode Description
Shooting
Display all information about shooting
t
Hide information about shooting, except the
t
available number of photos
Playback
Display all information about the current photo
t
Hide all information about the current file
t
Display information about the current photo, except
t
the shooting settings and captured date
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Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Auto.
Smart Auto
Auto
Program
DIS
Photo Help Guide
This mode minimizes user settings for
quick, convenient shooting.
Align your subject in the frame.
3
Half-press [
4 Shutter] to focus.
A green frame means the subject in focus.
t
Press [
5 Shutter] to take a photo.
See page 30 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you
use the digital zoom.
Optical range Zoom indicator
Digital range
The digital zoom is not available when using
t S, d, s (in some
scenes), and v modes and when used with Face Detection.
It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
t
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 3X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 15 times.
Push [Zoom] up to zoom in on your subject. Push [Zoom] down
to zoom out.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ratio
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Using the Photo Help Guide mode
This mode provides various shooting tips. Learn how to get better photos and videos.
View a topic.
5
Press [
t D] or [M] to display the previous or next screen.
Back Practice
Photo Help Guide
Press the Fn button.
Move to ISO using the up and
down buttons.
Press [
6 o] to practice.
Press [
t D] to return to the list.
Press [
t F] to go back to the previous menu.
While practicing, you cannot set shooting options or menus.
t
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Photo Help Guide.
Select a menu from the list.
3
Photo Help Guide
Change
Photo Help Guide
Features to use when the image is out of focus
Features to reduce camera shake
Features to use in low light conditions
Features to use when adjusting brightness
Features to use when adjusting colours
Select a submenu.
4
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Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
Transfer files by connecting your camera to your PC.
Programs contained on the CD
Program Purpose
Samsung Master Edit photos and videos.
Samsung Converter*
Convert videos so that they can be played
on the camera.
Xvid Codec** Code and decode video files.
Adobe Reader View the user manual.
* Pentium IV or better is recommended to use the program.
** The XviD codec is distributed according to the GNU General Public
License and everyone can copy, distribute and change this codec.
This License applies to any program or other work which contains a
notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under
the terms of this General Public License. For more information, see the
License documents (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html).
Installing programs
Hardware and software requirements
Item Requirements
CPU
Pentium III 500 MHz or better
(Pentium III 800 MHz or better recommended)
RAM 256 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended)
OS Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Hard disk
capacity
250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Others
USB port
t
CD-ROM drive
t
1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible
t
monitor (24-bit colour display recommended)
Microsoft Direct X 9.0C or later
t
Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported
t
may void your warranty.
These programs may not work properly on 64-bit Edition of Windows
t
XP and Vista.
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Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
Transferring files to your PC
Once you connect the camera to your PC, the camera will be
recognised as a removable drive.
The battery will be charged while the camera is connected to a PC with the
USB cable.
Connect your camera to your PC with the USB cable.
1
You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (S) into
your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
Turn on the camera.
2
The computer recognises the camera automatically.
t
If the camera fails to connect, a pop-up window will appear. Select
Computer.
Insert the installation CD in a compatible CD-ROM drive.
1
When the setup screen is displayed, click
2 Samsung
Digital Camera Installer to start installation.
Click
3 Preview to check if a movie sample plays properly.
If the sample plays properly, select
4 Do not install and
click Next.
If it does not, select
t Install the codec program and click
Install. The codec program is installed.
Select programs to install and follow the onscreen
5
instructions.
Click
6 Exit to complete the installation and restart your
computer.
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Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
Transferring multimedia files to the camera
Requirements
Your camera will support the following file types.
Multimedia
mode
Supported type
Music
File type
t : MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Layer 3)
Bit rate
t : 48 - 320 Kbps (including VBR)
Videos File type: PMP SDC*
Text Viewer
File type
t : TXT (smaller than 10 MB or up to
99,999 pages)
Encoding type
t
Windows: ANSI (Windows 98 or later)/
-
Unicode/Unicode (Big-Endian)/
UTF-8 (Windows 2000/XP)
Mac: ANSI, Unicode (UTF-16)
-
Language
t †
: English, Korean, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese,
Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish,
Finnish, Bahasa, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Turkish
* A file type that is converted with Samsung Converter (p. 26)
†
Subject to change without prior notice
Duplicating multimedia files may violate copyright laws.
t
Without permission of the manufacturer, you cannot duplicate, modify
t
and/or distribute any part or all MP3 or PMP files provided in the
internal memory.
On your PC, select
3 My Computer “ Removable Disk
“ DCIM “ 100SSCAM.
Select the files you want and drag or save them to your
4
PC.
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP)
The way to disconnect the USB cable for Windows 2000/Vista
is similar.
If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, wait until
1
it stops.
Click
2 on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC
screen.
Click the pop-up message.
3
Remove the USB cable.
4
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Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
Copy multimedia files to the corresponding folders.
4
MP3 files to MP3 folder
t
SDC files to PMP folder
t
TXT files to TEXT folder
t
Multimedia files cannot be played or viewed if the folder names are
t
incorrect.
Subfolders nested directly within the MP3, PMP and TEXT folders can
t
be created. Files saved in deeply-nested subfolders may not be played
or viewed.
You can save up to 200 files or 100 subfolders in each folder.
t
You can save up to 200 total files and subfolders in combination.
File names or folder names with more than 120 characters (60
t
characters for 2-byte languages, such as Chinese or Korean) will not
appear in the playlist.
Transferring multimedia files to the camera
Connect the camera to your PC. (p.
1 23)
On your PC, select
2 My Computer “ Removable Disk.
Create new folders named “MP3,” “PMP,” and “TEXT.”
3
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Basic functions 26
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
No. Description
ˆ Add video files (AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG [MPEG-1]).
‰ Add subtitles.
Š Specify the folder path and file name for the converted file.
‹ Convert the file.
ΠPreview.

Cropping slider; move to the point where you want the video
to begin or end.
Ž Pause and resume playback.
 Set the frame size and rate or the file size limit.
Using Samsung Converter
Convert videos so that they can be played on the camera. For
details, see the Help menu.
ˆ
Œ
‰

Š
Ž
‹

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Basic functions 27
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
No. Description
ˆ Select a location for downloaded files.
‰ Click to download the selected files.
Š Thumbnails of files; click an image to download.
Using Samsung Master
You can download files or edit photos or videos stored on your
PC. For details, see the Help menu.
Downloading files using Samsung Master
When you connect the camera to the PC, a window for
downloading files automatically appears.
Select the files you want to download.
1
Click
2 Next and follow the onscreen instructions.
ˆ ‰
Š
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Basic functions 28
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows)
No. Description
ˆ Toolbar
‰ Menus
Š Click for more information about the program.
‹ Click to enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
Œ
Change the mode.
t : View mode
t : Edit mode for photos
t : Edit mode for videos
 Preview information about the selected file.
Ž
The photos in the selected folder; double-click to switch to
full-screen view.
Using the Samsung Master Interface
ˆ
Œ
‰

Š
Ž
‹
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Basic functions 29
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac users)
When you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer will recognise the device automatically. You can transfer files directly
from the camera to the computer without installing any programs.
Mac OS X version 10.3 or later is supported.
t
Supported file types and languages are shown on page
t 24.
To use PMP files, you must first convert the files using Samsung Converter on a Windows computer.
t
Transferring multimedia files to the camera
Connect the camera to a Macintosh computer with the
1
USB cable.
Turn on your camera.
2
The computer recognises the camera automatically and a
t
removable disk icon will be displayed.
Double-click the removable disk icon.
3
Create new folders named “MP3,” “PMP,” and “TEXT.”
4
Copy multimedia files to the corresponding folders.
5
MP3 files to MP3 folder
t
SDC files to PMP folder
t
TXT files to TEXT folder
t
Transferring files to your computer
Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the
1
USB cable.
You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (S) into
your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
Turn on the camera.
2
The computer recognises the camera automatically and a
t
removable disk icon will be displayed.
Double-click the removable disk icon.
3
Transfer photos or videos to the computer.
4
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Basic functions 30
Tips for getting a clearer photo
Holding your camera correctly
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. Focus and exposure will be
adjusted automatically.
The aperture value and shutter
speed are automatically set.
Focus frame
Press [
t Shutter] to take the photo
if displayed in green.
Change the frame and half-press
t
[Shutter] again if displayed in red.
Reducing camera shake
Select the d mode to reduce camera
shake digitally. (p. 37)
When is displayed
Camera shake
When shooting in the dark, avoid
setting the flash option to Slow
Sync or Off. The aperture remains
open longer and it may be harder
to hold the camera still.
Use a tripod or set the flash
t
option to Fill in. (p. 45)
Set ISO speed options. (p.
t 46)
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Basic functions 31
Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
there is little contrast between the subject and background
-
(When your subject is wearing a colour of clothing that is similar to the
background)
the light source behind the subject is too bright
-
the subject is shiny
-
the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
-
the subject is not positioned in the centre of the frame
-
Use the focus lock
Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus,
you can reposition the frame to change the composition.
When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo.
When you take photos in low light
t
Turn on the flash.
(p. 45)
When subjects are moving fast
t
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 56)
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Shooting modes …………………………………………… 33
Using the Smart Auto mode ……………………………… 33
Using the Scene mode ……………………………………… 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………………… 34
Using the frame guide ……………………………………… 35
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode ………………… 36
Using the DIS mode ………………………………………… 37
Using the Program mode …………………………………… 37
Recording a video …………………………………………… 38
Recording voice memos ………………………………… 40
Recording a voice memo …………………………………… 40
Adding a voice memo to a photo ………………………… 40
Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.
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Extended functions 33
Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Icon Description
Appears when taking portraits at night.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes with
backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits.
Appears when taking close-up photos.
Appears when taking close-up photos of text.
Appears when the camera and subject are stable for a
while.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving subjects.
Half-press [
4 Shutter] to focus.
Press [
5 Shutter] to take the photo.
If the camera does not recognise a proper scene mode,
t will not
change and the default settings will be used.
Even if there is a face detected, the camera may not select a portrait
t
mode depending on the subject's position or lighting.
The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
t
environments, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the
subject.
Even if you use a tripod, the
t mode may not be detected depending
on the subject's movement.
Using the Smart Auto mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a defected type of scene. It will be
helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various
scenes.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Smart Auto.
Align your subject in the frame.
3
The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
t
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
Icon Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos of bright backgrounds.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
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Extended functions 34
Shooting modes
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Scene “ Beauty Shot.
3 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
only), press [m].
Select
4 Functions “ Face Tone “ an option.
Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
t
Level 2
Back Move
To hide
5 facial imperfections, press [m].
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Scene “ a scene.
Beauty Shot
Frame Guide
Night
Portrait
Children
Landscape
Close Up
This mode is appropriate for shooting with
pre-composed scenes.
For the Beauty Shot mode, see "
t Using the Beauty Shot
mode."
For the Frame Guide mode, see “
t Using the frame guide” on
page 35.
For the Night mode, see "
t Adjusting the exposure in the Night
mode" on page 36.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 35
Shooting modes
Using the frame guide
When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can
compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame
guide will help the other person take a photo of you by showing
the part of the pre-composed scene.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Scene “ Frame Guide.
Align your subject in the frame and press [
3 Shutter].
Transparent guides will appear on the left and right of the
t
frame.
Cancel Frame: OK
Ask another person to take a photo.
4
The person must align the subject in the frame by using the
t
guides, and then press [Shutter] to take the photo.
To cancel the guides, press [
5 o].
Select
6 Functions “ Face Retouch “ an option.
Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
t
imperfections.
Level 1
Back Move
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
7 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
8 Shutter] to take the photo.
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
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Extended functions 36
Shooting modes
Select an option.
6
If you select
t AUTO the aperture value or shutter speed will be
adjusted automatically.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
7 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
8 Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode
In the Night mode, you can catch brief flashes of light as curved
streaks by extending the exposure. Use a slow shutter speed
to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture
value to prevent overexposure.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Scene “ Night.
Press [
3 m].
Select
4 Functions “ Long Time Shutter.
Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
5
Aperture value
Aperture
Back Move
Shutter speed
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Extended functions 37
Shooting modes
Using the Program mode
Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value)
in the Program mode.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Program.
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to
3 “Shooting
options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
4 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
5 Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the DIS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Digital
Image Stabilisation (DIS) function.
Before correction After correction
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 DIS.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
t
If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
t
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Extended functions 38
Shooting modes
Press [
7 m].
Select
8 Functions “ Stabiliser “ a stabiliser option.
Option Description
Off: Record a video with the stabilisation function turned
off.
On: Record a video with the stabilisation function turned
on to prevent your video from blurring.
Set other options as desired.
9
(For options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
Press [
10 Shutter] to start recording.
Press [
11 Shutter] again to stop recording.
Recording a video
Record videos of up to 120 minutes in length. The recorded
video is saved as an MPEG-4.AVI file.
The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while recording a
video.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 O].
Select
2 Movie.
Press [
3 m].
Select
4 Functions “ Frame Rate “ a frame rate (the
number of frames per second).
As the number of frames increases, action appears more
t
natural, but the file size is increased.
Press [
5 m].
Select
6 Functions “ Voice “ a sound option.
Option Description
On: Record a video with sound.
Off: Record a video without sound.
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Extended functions 39
Shooting modes
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favourite scenes as
a single video.
Press [o] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
Stop Pause
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Extended functions 40
Recording voice memos
Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of
shooting conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera.
a p d s
Adding a voice memo to a photo
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Voice “ Memo.
Align your subject in the frame and take a photo.
3
You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the
t
photo.
Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
4
Press [
t Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
Recording a voice memo
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Voice “ Record.
Press [
3 Shutter] to record.
Stop Pause
Press [
t o] to pause or resume recording.
You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
t
Press [
4 Shutter] to stop.
Press [
t Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
Press [
5 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 42
Selecting a resolution ………………………… 42
Selecting image quality ………………………… 42
Using the timer ……………………………… 43
Shooting in the dark ………………………… 45
Preventing red-eye …………………………… 45
Using the flash ………………………………… 45
Adjusting the ISO speed ……………………… 46
Changing the camera’s focus ……………… 47
Using macro …………………………………… 47
Using auto focus ……………………………… 47
Adjusting the focus area ……………………… 48
Using face detection ………………………… 49
Detecting faces ………………………………… 49
Taking a self-portrait shot ……………………… 50
Taking a smile shot …………………………… 50
Detecting eye blinking ………………………… 51
Using smart face recognition ………………… 51
Adjusting brightness and colour ………… 53
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ………… 53
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ………… 53
Changing the metering option ………………… 54
Selecting a light source (White balance) ……… 54
Using burst modes ………………………… 56
Improving your photos ……………………… 57
Applying photo styles ………………………… 57
Defining your own RGB tone ………………… 57
Adjusting your photos ………………………… 58
Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
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Shooting options 42
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
When recording a video:
In the
1 v mode, press [m].
Select
2 Functions “ Movie Size “ an option.
Option Description
800 X 592: Play back on an SDTV.
640 X 480: Play back on a general TV.
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
Selecting image quality
Photos you take are compressed and saved in JPEG format.
Higher quality images will result in larger sizes.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Quality “ an option.
Option Description
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
a p d s
Selecting a resolution
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include
more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on
a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size will
also increase.
When taking a photo:
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Photo Size “ an option.
Option Description
3456 X 2592: Print on A2 paper.
3456 X 2304: Print on A3 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
3456 X 1944: Print on A3 paper in panorama ratio (16:9).
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper.
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper.
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
S a p d s v
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Shooting options 43
Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
S a p d s v
Press [
3 Shutter] to start the timer.
The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will
t
automatically take a photo at the specified time.
Press [
t t] to cancel the timer.
Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not
t
available or some timer options are not available.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 t].
Off
Select an option.
2
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.
Motion Timer: Detect your movement and then take a
photo. (p. 44)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Shooting options 44
Using the timer
Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/timer lamp
6
is blinking.
The AF-assist light/timer lamp will stop blinking just before the
t
camera automatically takes a photo.
The motion timer may not work when:
you are more than 3 m away from the camera
t
your movements are too subtle
t
there is too much light or backlight
t
Using the motion timer
1 In Shooting mode, press [t].
Select
2 .
Press [
3 Shutter].
Stand within 3 m from the camera within 6 seconds after
4
pressing [Shutter].
Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate
5
the timer.
The AF-assist light/timer lamp will start to blink rapidly when
t
the camera detects you.
The detection range
of the motion timer
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Shooting options 45
Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.
Using the flash
Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need
more light on your photos.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 F].
Auto
Select an option.
2
Option Description
Off:
The flash will not fire.
t
Camera shake warning (
t ) will be displayed when
shooting in low light.
Auto: The camera will select a proper flash setting for
the detected scene in the mode.
S a p s
Preventing red-eye
If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a
red glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Red-eye
or Red-eye Fix.
a p s
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Shooting options 46
Shooting in the dark
Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select
t
Self-Portrait or Blink Detection.
Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
t
from the flash. (p. 95)
If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may appear
t
on your photo.
Adjusting the ISO speed
The 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.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ ISO “ an option.
Select
t 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.
t
When
t Motion Capture is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto.
p
Option Description
Red-eye Fix*:
The flash fires when the subject or background is
t
dark.
The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
t
software analysis.
Slow Sync:
The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
t
Select this when you want to capture ambient light to
t
reveal more details in the background.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
t
Fill in:
The flash always fires.
t
Light intensity is adjusted automatically.
t
Red-eye*:
The flash fires when the subject or background is
t
dark.
The camera reduces red-eyes.
t
Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
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.
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Shooting options 47
Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus according to your subjects.
Using auto focus
To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 M].
Normal (AF)
Select an option.
2
Option Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 80 cm.
Macro: Focus on a subject 5-80 cm (50-80 cm when
using zoom).
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm
(farther than 50 cm when using zoom).
Super Macro: Focus on a subject between 1 to 5 cm.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
a p d v
Using macro
Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers
or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.”
Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos.
t
Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 40 cm.
t
a p d v
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Shooting options 48
Changing the camera’s focus
Adjusting the focus area
You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Focus Area “ an 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 9 possible areas.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
a p d s
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Shooting options 49
Using face detection
If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera
adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to
capture a smiling face. You can also use Smart Face Recognition to register faces and prioritise the focus on them.
a p d s
Detecting faces
Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 human
faces).
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Functions “ Face Detection “ Normal.
The closest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest
t
of the faces appear in gray focus frames.
The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera will detect faces.
Face detection may not be effective when:
t
the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear
-
orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection)
it is too bright or too dark
-
the subject is not facing the camera
-
the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
-
the subject is in backlighting or the lighting condition is unstable
-
the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably
-
Face detection is not available when using a photo style or saturation.
t
When you use the face detection option, the digital zoom
t
will not work.
Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not
t
available or some timer options are not available.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
t

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