Samsung PL120 manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: PL120
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Table of Contents

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This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
Basic troubleshooting
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Settings
Appendixes
Index
User Manual
PL120/PL121
Ä Click a topic
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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.
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.
Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Do not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera.
This may result in electric shock or damage to the camera.
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive gases and
liquids.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store these
materials near the camera.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in electric shock.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight.
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes, this can cause temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
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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.
• Unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories can
cause batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause
injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damages or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the flash while it fires.
The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.
When you use AC charger, turn off the camera before you
disconnect the power to the AC charger.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Disconnect 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 force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the
camera.
This may cause your camera to malfunction.
Health and safety information
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Health and safety information
Exercise caution when you connect cables or adapters and
install batteries and memory cards.
If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or
improperly install batteries and memory cards, you can damage
ports, connectors, and accessories.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause
a fire.
Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or
damages that may result from camera malfunction or improper
use.
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.
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Copyright information
• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
• Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
• microSD™, microSDHC™ are registered trademarks of
the SD Association.
• Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are
the property of their respective owners.
• Camera specifications or contents of this manual may
be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of
camera functions.
• You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of
this manual without prior permission.
• For Open Source License information, refer to the
‘OpenSourceInfo.pdf’ in the provided CD-ROM.
Outline of the User Manual
Basic functions 12
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions 31
Learn how to capture a photo, record a video, and
record a voice memo by selecting a mode.
Shooting options 47
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 69
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to
connect your camera to your computer, photo printer,
or TV.
Settings 94
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes 100
Get information about error messages, specifications,
and maintenance.
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Indicators used in this manual
Shooting mode Indicator
Smart Auto S
Program p
Scene s
Movie v
Shooting mode icons
These icons appear in the text when a function is available in a
mode. See the example below. Note: The s mode may not
support functions for all scenes.
For example:
Available in Program
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 Shooting “
Photo Size (represents Select Shooting, and then
select Photo Size).
* Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
ACB Auto Contrast Balance
AEB Auto Exposure Bracket
AF Auto Focus
DIS Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
ISO International Organization for Standardization
WB White Balance
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Pressing the shutter
• Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
• Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
• Subject: the main object in a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
• Background: the objects around the subject
• Composition: the combination of a subject and background
Composition
Background
Subject
Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO sensitivity. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)
Expressions used in this manual
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Basic troubleshooting
Learn to solve common problems by setting shooting options.
The subject’s eyes
appear red.
Red eye is caused by the eyes reflecting light from the camera flash.
• Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 51)
• If the photo has already been captured, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 82)
Photos have dust
spots.
If dust particles are present in the air, you may capture them in photos when you use the flash.
• Turn off the flash or avoid capturing photos in a dusty place.
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 52)
Photos are blurred. Blurring can occur if may be caused if you capture photos in low light conditions or hold the camera
incorrectly.
Use the DIS function or half-press [Shutter] to ensure the subject is focused. (p. 29)
Photos are blurred
when shooting at
night.
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows. This can make it difficult to hold the
camera steady long enough to take a clear picture and may result in camera shake.
• Select Night in s mode. (p. 34)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 51)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 52)
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between the light and dark
areas, the subject may appear too dark.
• Avoid shooting toward the sun.
• Select Backlight in s mode. (p. 34)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 51)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 60)
• Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 61)
• Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 61)
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Quick reference
Capturing photos of people
• s mode > Beauty Shot f 35
• Self-Shot f 43
• Children f 44
• Red-eye/Red-eye Fix
(to prevent or correct red-eye) f 51
• Face Detection f 56
Capturing photos at night or in the
dark
• s mode > Dawn, Night, Sunset f 34
• Flash options f 51
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 52
Capturing action photos
• Continuous, Motion Capture f 64
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 52
• EV (to adjust exposure) f 60
• ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds) f 61
• Metering f 61
• AEB (to capture 3 photos of the same scene with
different exposures) f 64
Capturing photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• s mode > Text f 34
• Macro f 53
Applying effects to photos
• s mode > Magic Frame f 34
• s mode > Object Highlight f 36
• Smart Filter effects f 65
• Image Adjust (to adjust Contrast, Sharpness, or
Saturation) f 68
Reducing camera shake
• Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) f 28
• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album f 72
• Viewing files as thumbnails
f 73
• Deleting files on the memory
card f 74
• Viewing files as a slide show
f 76
• Viewing files on a TV f 86
• Connecting your camera to a
computer f 87
• Adjusting sound and volume
f 96
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 97
• Changing the display
language f 98
• Setting the date and time
f 98
• Before contacting a service
center f 110
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Contents
Extended functions ..........................................................31
Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................ 32
Using the Scene mode ................................................ 34
Using the Magic Frame mode ..................................... 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 35
Using the Object Highlight mode ................................. 36
Using the Night mode ................................................. 38
Using the Program mode ............................................ 39
Using the Movie mode ................................................ 40
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ...................... 41
Capturing photos with the front display ...................... 43
Using the Self-portrait mode ........................................ 43
Using the Children mode ............................................ 44
Using the Jump Shot Timer ......................................... 44
Recording a video with the front display ........................ 45
Recording voice memos ............................................. 46
Recording a voice memo ............................................ 46
Adding a voice memo to a photo ................................. 46
Basic functions.................................................................12
Unpacking ................................................................... 13
Camera layout ............................................................. 14
Inserting the battery and memory card ....................... 16
Charging the battery and turning on your camera ...... 17
Charging the battery ................................................... 17
Turning on your camera .............................................. 17
Performing the initial setup ......................................... 18
Learning icons ............................................................. 20
Selecting options or menus ........................................ 21
Setting the display and sound .................................... 23
Setting the display type ............................................... 23
Setting the sound ....................................................... 23
Capturing photos ......................................................... 24
Turning on the front display .......................................... 25
Zooming .................................................................... 26
Reducing camera shake (DIS) ..................................... 28
Tips for getting a clearer photo ................................... 29
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Contents
Shooting options ..............................................................47
Selecting a resolution and quality ............................... 48
Selecting a resolution .................................................. 48
Selecting a photo quality ............................................. 49
Using the timer ............................................................ 50
Shooting in the dark .................................................... 51
Preventing red-eye ..................................................... 51
Using the flash ........................................................... 51
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ......................................... 52
Changing the camera’s focus ..................................... 53
Using macro .............................................................. 53
Using auto focus ........................................................ 53
Using tracking auto focus ............................................ 54
Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 55
Using Face Detection .................................................. 56
Detecting faces .......................................................... 56
Capturing a smile shot ................................................ 57
Detecting eye blinking ................................................. 57
Using Smart Face Recognition .................................... 58
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) ................. 59
Adjusting brightness and color ................................... 60
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ........................... 60
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ........................... 61
Changing the metering option ...................................... 61
Selecting a light source (White balance) ........................ 62
Using burst modes ...................................................... 64
Applying effects/Adjusting images .............................. 65
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 65
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 68
Playback/Editing...............................................................69
Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode .............. 70
Starting Playback mode .............................................. 70
Viewing photos .......................................................... 75
Playing a video .......................................................... 77
Playing a voice memo ................................................. 78
Editing a photo ............................................................ 80
Resizing photos ......................................................... 80
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 80
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 81
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 82
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 84
Viewing files on a TV ................................................... 86
Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 87
Transferring files with Intelli-studio ................................. 88
Transferring files by connecting the camera as
a removable disk ........................................................ 90
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................. 91
Transferring files to your Mac computer ..................... 92
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ......... 93
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Contents
Settings .............................................................................94
Settings menu ............................................................. 95
Accessing the settings menu ...................................... 95
Sound ....................................................................... 96
Front Display Settings ................................................. 96
Display ...................................................................... 97
Settings ..................................................................... 98
Appendixes.....................................................................100
Error messages ......................................................... 101
Camera maintenance ................................................ 102
Cleaning your camera ............................................... 102
Using or storing the camera ...................................... 103
About memory cards ................................................ 104
About the battery ...................................................... 106
Before contacting a service center ........................... 110
Camera specifications ............................................... 113
Glossary ..................................................................... 117
FCC notice ................................................................. 122
Index .......................................................................... 123
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Unpacking ………………………………… 13
Camera layout ……………………………… 14
Inserting the battery and memory card … 16
Charging the battery and turning on your
camera ……………………………………… 17
Charging the battery ……………………… 17
Turning on your camera ………………… 17
Performing the initial setup ……………… 18
Learning icons ……………………………… 20
Selecting options or menus ……………… 21
Setting the display and sound …………… 23
Setting the display type …………………… 23
Setting the sound ………………………… 23
Capturing photos ………………………… 24
Turning on the front display ……………… 25
Zooming ………………………………… 26
Reducing camera shake (DIS) …………… 28
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 29
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
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Unpacking
The following items are included in your product box.
Camera AC adapter/USB cable
Rechargeable battery Strap
User Manual CD-ROM Quick Start Manual
Optional accessories
Camera case A/V cable
Battery charger Memory card/Memory card
adapter
The illustrations may differ slightly from the items shipped with your product.
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USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable and A/V cable
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera’s parts and their functions.
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Tripod mount
Speaker
Shutter button
POWER button
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
Flash
Lens
Front LCD button
Microphone
Front display
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Camera layout
Status lamp
• Blinking: When the camera is saving
a photo or video, being read by a
computer or printer, or out of focus
• Steady: When the camera is
connecting to a computer or in focus
Zoom button
• In Shooting mode: Zoom in or out
• In Playback mode: Zoom in on part of
a photo or view files as thumbnails, or
adjust volume
Main display
Attaching the strap
x
y
Button Description
Access options or menus.
Select a shooting mode.
M Description
S
Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene mode
setting selected automatically by the camera.
p
Program: Capture a photo with settings you have set
manually.
s
Scene: Capture a photo with options preset for a
specific scene.
v Movie: Record a video.
Button Description
Basic functions Other functions
D Change the display option. Move up
c Change the macro option. Move down
F Change the flash option. Move left
t Change the timer option. Move right
Confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Enter Playback mode.
• Access options in Shooting mode.
• Delete files in Playback mode.
Refer to the table at the bottom
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn how to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Push the card gently until
it disengages from the
camera, and then pull it
out of the slot.
Slide the lock up to
release the battery.
You can use the internal memory for temporary storage if a memory card is
not inserted.
Memory card
Rechargeable battery
Battery lock
Insert a memory card
with the gold-colored
contacts facing up.
Insert the battery with
the Samsung logo facing
up.
Memory card
Rechargeable battery
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Charging the battery and turning on your camera
Turning on your camera
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time. (p. 18)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and immediately accesses
Playback mode.
If you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [P] for about 5 seconds,
the camera does not emit any sounds.
Charging the battery
Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter, and then plug
the end of cable with the indicator light into your camera.
Indicator light
• Red: Charging
• Orange: Error
• Green: Fully charged
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Performing the initial setup
When the initial setup screen appears, follow the steps below to configure the camera’s basic settings.
4 Press [F] or [t] to select a time zone, and then
press [o].
• To set the daylight-saving time, press [D].
Back DST
Time Zone
London
5 Press [D] or [c] to select Date/Time Set, and then
press [t] or [o].
Back Set
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
English
London
YYYY MM DD
6 Press [F] or [t] to select an item.
1 Press [t] to select Language, and then
press [t] or [o].
2 Press [D] or [c] to select a language, and then
press [o].
3 Press [D] or [c] to select Time Zone, and then
press [t] or [o].
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Performing the initial setup
7 Press [D] or [c] to set the date and time, and then
press [o].
8 Press [D] or [c] to select Date Type, and then
press [t] or [o].
Back Set
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
YYYY/MM/DD
MM/DD/YYYY
DD/MM/YYYY
Off
English
London
9 Press [D] or [c] to set a date format, and then
press [o].
10 Press [m] to switch to the Shooting mode.
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Icon Description
Auto focus option
Face detection
Microphone muted
3 Option Icons (on the left)
Icon Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Exposure value adjusted
White balance
Face tone
Face retouch
ISO sensitivity
Smart filter
Image adjustment (contrast,
sharpness, and saturation)
Burst type
Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
Learning icons
The icons the camera displays on the screen change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon Description
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Zoom indicator
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
Photo resolution when Intelli
zoom is on
2 Option Icons (on the right)
Icon Description
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Photo quality
Frame rate
Metering
Flash
Timer
1 Status icons
Icon Description
Shooting mode
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Memory card not inserted
(Internal memory)
Memory card inserted
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• : Empty (Recharge)
Voice memo
2
1
3
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Selecting options or menus
You can select options by pressing [m], and then pressing [D], [c], [F], or [t]. Press [o] to confirm.
You can also access shooting options by pressing [f], but some options may not be available.
Going back to the previous menu
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
Half-press [Shutter] to return to the Shooting mode.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select an option or menu.
• To move up or down, press [D] or [c].
• To move left or right, press [F] or [t].
3 Press [o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
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Selecting options or menus
5 Press [D] or [c] to select White Balance, and then
press [t] or [o].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
Exit Back
6 Press [F] or [t] to select a White Balance option.
Back Move
Daylight
7 Press [o].
For example, selecting a White Balance option in Program mode
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select p.
3 Press [m].
Shooting
Sound
Front Display
Settings
Display
Settings
Exit Change
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
4 Press [D] or [c] to select Shooting, and then press
[t] or [o].
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Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic display information and the sound settings.
Setting the sound
Set the sound your camera emits when you perform functions.
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m].
2 Select Sound “ Beep Sound.
3 Select an option.
Option Description
Off The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3 The camera emits sounds.
Setting the display type
You can select a display type for the Shooting or Playback mode.
Each type displays different shooting or playback information. See
the table below.
Press [D] repeatedly to change the display type.
Show all photographic
information.
Mode Display Type Choices
Shooting
• Hide information about shooting, except for
basic information, such as the available number
of photos, the available recording time, and the
battery icon.
• Display all information about shooting.
Playback
• Hide all information about the current file.
• Display information about the current file, except
for the file information.
• Display all information about the current file.
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Capturing photos
Learn how to capture photos easily and quickly in Smart Auto mode.
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject is in focus.
• A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to capture a photo.
See page 29 for tips to get clearer photos.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select S.
3 Align your subject in the frame.
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Capturing photos
Icon Description
Front On: Turn on the front display.
Self-Shot: View yourself on the front display while you
capture a self-portrait. (p. 43)
Children: Show a short animation on the front display
to attract the attention of children. (p. 44)
Jump Shot: Show a visual cue on the front display,
so subjects can time their jumps for the photo. (p. 44)
• When you set timer options, the front display will remain active. (p. 50)
• When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
be able to see the front display clearly.
• When you play slide shows or movies, the front display may not
activate even if you press the front LCD button.
• Self-Shot is automatically selected if you do not select an option
within 3 seconds.
• You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it
detects a smiling face in Self Shot or Children mode. (p. 96)
Turning on the front display
The front display helps you capture self-portraits, or photos of
children, or photos of people jumping. If you use the Children
mode, you can play a short animation on the front display to
attract a child’s attention. (p. 44)
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select a shooting option.
Self-Shot
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Capturing photos
Zooming
You can capture close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 5X Optical zoom, 2X Intelli zoom, and 5X Digital
zoom. The Intelli zoom and Digital zoom cannot be used at the
same time.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ratio
The available zoom ratio for videos differs from photo zoom ratio.
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the Digital zoom. By using both the Optical zoom and Digital
zoom, you can zoom in up to 25 times.
Optical range
Digital range
Zoom indicator
• The Digital zoom is not available with the Smart Filter effect or Tracking
AF option.
• If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may
deteriorate.
p s
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Capturing photos
Intelli zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the Intelli range, your camera is using
the Intelli zoom. Photo resolution varies by how much you have
zoomed in if you use the Intelli zoom. By using both the Optical
zoom and Intelli zoom, you can zoom in up to 10 times.
Photo resolution when
the Intelli zoom is on
Optical range
Intelli range
Zoom indicator
• Intelli zoom is not available with the Smart Filter effect or Tracking AF
option.
• Intelli zoom is available only when you set a 4:3 resolution ratio. If you
set another resolution ratio with Intelli zoom on, the Intelli zoom will be
turned off automatically.
• Intelli zoom helps you capture a photo with less quality deterioration
than the Digital zoom. However, the photo quality may be lower than
when you use the Optical zoom.
S p s Setting Intelli zoom
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ Intelli Zoom.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off: The Intelli zoom is deactivated.
On: The Intelli zoom is activated.
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Capturing photos
• DIS may not function properly when:
- you move your camera to follow a moving subject
- you use the Digital zoom
- there is too much camera shake
- the shutter speed is slow (for example, when you capture night
scenes)
- the battery is low
- you capture a close-up shot
• If the camera is hit or dropped, the display will be blurry. If this occurs,
turn off the camera, and then turn it on again.
Reducing camera shake (DIS)
Reduce camera shake digitally in Shooting mode.
Before correction After correction
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ DIS.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off: DIS is deactivated.
On: DIS is activated.
p s
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Holding your camera correctly
Ensure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] to adjust the focus.
The camera adjusts the focus and
exposure automatically.
The camera sets the aperture value
and shutter speed automatically.
Focus frame
• Press [Shutter] to capture the
photo if the focus frame appears
in green.
• Change the composition and half-
press [Shutter] again if the focus
frame appears in red.
Reducing camera shake
Set the Digital Image Stabilization option to reduce
camera shake. (p. 28)
When is displayed
Camera shake
When you shoot in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to Slow
Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be hard to
hold the camera steady long enough to take a clear picture.
• Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 51)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 52)
Tips for getting a clearer photo
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
- there is little contrast between the subject and background (for
example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color
to the background)
- the light source behind the subject is too bright
- the subject is shiny or reflective
- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
Using 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 capture your photo.
• When you capture photos in low light
Turn on the flash.
(p. 51)
• When subjects are moving rapidly
Use the Continuous
or Motion Capture
function. (p. 64)
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Extended functions
Learn how to capture a photo, record a video, and record a voice memo by selecting a mode.
Using the Smart Auto mode ……………… 32
Using the Scene mode …………………… 34
Using the Magic Frame mode …………… 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode …………… 35
Using the Object Highlight mode ………… 36
Using the Night mode …………………… 38
Using the Program mode ………………… 39
Using the Movie mode …………………… 40
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode … 41
Capturing photos with the front display … 43
Using the Self-portrait mode ……………… 43
Using the Children mode ………………… 44
Using the Jump Shot Timer ……………… 44
Recording a video with the front display … 45
Recording voice memos ………………… 46
Recording a voice memo ………………… 46
Adding a voice memo to a photo ………… 46
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Extended functions 32
Using the Smart Auto mode
In Smart Auto mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate camera settings based on the type of scene it detects. The Smart
Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various scenes.
Icon Description
Landscapes with backlighting
Portraits with backlighting
Portraits
Close-up photos of objects
Close-up photos of text
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
Close-up photos of colorful subjects
Camera is stabilized or on a tripod (when shooting in
the dark)
Actively moving subjects
Fireworks (when using a tripod)
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select S.
3 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene. An appropriate
scene icon will appear at the top left of the screen. The icons
are listed below.
Icon Description
Landscapes
Scenes with bright white backgrounds
Landscapes at night (when the flash is off)
Portraits at night
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Using the Smart Auto mode
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• In several scenes, the camera automatically captures a photo
when you half-press [Shutter].
5 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses
the default settings for the S mode.
• Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode
depending on the subject's position or lighting.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
shooting conditions, such as camera shake, lighting, or distance to
the subject.
• Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode if the
subject is moving.
• In S mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because it
changes settings often to select appropriate scenes.
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Using the Scene mode
In Scene mode, you can capture a photo with options that are preset for a specific scene.
4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Using the Magic Frame mode
In Magic Frame mode, you can apply various frame effects to
your photos. The shape and the feel of the photos will change
according to the frame you select.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select s “ Magic Frame.
3 Press [m].
4 Select Shooting “ Frame.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select s.
3 Select a scene.
Magic Frame
Beauty Shot
Object Highlight
Night
Landscape
Text
Sunset
• To change a scene mode, press [m], and then select
Scene. You can select any scene you want.
• For the Magic Frame mode, see “Using the Magic Frame
mode” on page 34.
• For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot
mode" on page 35.
• For the Object Highlight mode, see "Using the Object
Highlight mode" on page 36.
• For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 38.
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Using the Scene mode
Using the Beauty Shot mode
In Beauty Shot mode, you can capture a portrait with options to
hide facial imperfections.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select s “ Beauty Shot.
3 Press [m].
4 Select Shooting “ Face Tone.
5 Select an option.
• For example, increase the face tone setting to make skin
appear lighter.
Back Move
Level 2
5 Select an option.
Back Move
Old Film
6 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
7 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• In Magic Frame mode, the resolution is automatically set to .
• When you connect your camera to a TV in Magic Frame mode, it
automatically switches to Playback mode. You cannot capture photos
in Playback mode.
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Using the Scene mode
Using the Object Highlight mode
The Object Highlight mode makes the subject more discernible
by adjusting the depth of field.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select s “ Object Highlight.
3 Position the camera according to the optimum distance
displayed on the screen.
• The optimum distance will vary, based on the zoom ratio
you use.
4 Press [m].
5 Select Shooting “ Object Highlight Effect.
6 Press [m].
7 Select Shooting “ Face Retouch.
8 Select an option.
• For example, increase the Face Retouch setting to hide more
imperfections.
Back Move
Level 2
9 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
10 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
When using the Beauty Shot mode, the focus distance will be set to Auto
Macro.
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Using the Scene mode
• Available resolution in Object Highlight mode is .
• If the shooting distance is not within the optimum range, you can
capture a photo but the Object Highlight effect will not be applied.
• The Object Highlight effect cannot be used in dark places.
• The Object Highlight effect cannot be used with the Optical zoom at
3X or higher.
• Digital zoom is not available in Object Highlight mode.
• Use a tripod to prevent camera shake as the camera captures
2 consecutive photos to apply the effect.
• The subject and the background should have a significant contrast
in color.
• Subjects should be positioned far away from the background for the
greatest effect.
6 Select an option to adjust Blur or Tone.
• Blur: The higher the value, the more intense the blur effect in
the photo.
• Tone: The higher the value, the brighter the photo.
Back Move
Blur
Tone
Blur
7 Press [o] to save.
8 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• When the camera can apply the object highlight effect,
will appear.
• When the camera cannot apply the object highlight effect,
will appear. If this occurs, adjust the distance from the camera
to the subject.
9 Press [Shutter] to capture a photo.
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Extended functions 38
Using the Scene mode
6 Select an option.
• If you select AUTO, the aperture value or shutter speed will be
adjusted automatically.
7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
8 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent blurry photos.
Using the Night mode
In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend
the time the shutter stays open. Increase the aperture value to
prevent overexposure.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select s “ Night.
3 Press [m].
4 Select Shooting “ Long Time Shutter.
5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
Back Move
Aperture
Aperture value
Shutter speed
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Using the Program mode
In Program mode, you can set most options, except the shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets automatically.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select p.
3 Set desired options. (For a list of options, refer to
page 47.)
4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Using the Movie mode
In Movie mode, you can record high-definition videos in 1280 X 720 resolution. You can record up to 4 GB (approximately 11 minutes) at
1280 X 720 resolution and the camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files.
• Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. In this case, set a lower resolution.
• Memory cards with slow writing speeds will not support high-resolution videos and high-speed videos. To record high-resolution or high-speed videos,
use memory cards with faster writing speeds.
8 Select an option.
Icon Description
Sound Alive On: Turn on the Sound Alive function.
Sound Alive Off: Turn off the Sound Alive function.
Mute: Do not record sounds.
• Do not block the microphone when you use the Sound Alive
function.
• Recordings made with Sound Alive may differ from actual sounds.
9 Set desired options. (For a list of options, refer to
page 47.)
10 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
11 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
1 In Shooting mode, press [M].
2 Select v.
3 Press [m].
4 Select Movie “ Frame Rate.
5 Select a frame rate (the number of frames per second).
• As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but
the file size also increases.
Depending on the resolution and frame rate, the movie may appear
smaller than the original size shown on the main display.
6 Press [m].
7 Select Movie “ Sound Alive.
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Extended functions 41
Using the Movie mode
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode
In Smart Scene Detection mode, your camera automatically
chooses the appropriate camera settings based on the scene it
has detected.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Movie “ Smart Scene Detection “ On.
3 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene and adjusts its
settings. An appropriate scene mode icon appears at the top
left of the screen. The icons are listed below.
Icon Description
Landscapes
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
Pause recording
The camera allows you to temporarily pause a video while
recording. With this function, you can record separate scenes as
a single video.
Stop Record
• Press [o] to pause while recording.
• Press [o] to resume.
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Using the Movie mode
4 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
5 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
• If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses
the default settings for the Smart Scene Detection mode.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
shooting conditions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to
the subject.
• In Smart Scene Detection mode, you cannot set smart filter effects.
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Extended functions 43
Capturing photos with the front display
The front display helps you capture self-portraits or photos of children. You can also use the Jump Shot Timer with the front display.
Capturing an Easy Self Shot
If you press the front LCD button when the power is off, the front
display turns on for an Easy Self Shot. Because the main display
is off, the camera consumes less battery power and you can
prevent others from viewing the main display.
• The camera will turn off when you press the front LCD button
again or press [POWER].
• The front display will turn off and the main display will turn on
when you press [o].
Using the Self-portrait mode
Conveniently capture photos of yourself with the front display.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Self-Shot.
• Your camera will automatically detect your face and display a
frame to indicate the detected face.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Extended functions 44
Capturing photos with the front display
Using the Jump Shot Timer
Capture a photo of people jumping. An icon will appear on the
front display to tell your subjects when to jump.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Jump Shot.
3 Press [Shutter].
• The front display will start a countdown a few seconds before
shooting.
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Using the Children mode
The Children mode attracts children by showing a short animation
on the front display.
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Children.
• The camera will display an animation.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• You can download animations from the Samsung website or transfer
them from Intelli-studio. (p. 89) Visit www.samsung.com for more
information.
• You can use Intelli-studio to edit videos you have captured and then
play them on the front display. (p. 89)
• You can add sounds to animations to draw children's attention. (p. 96)
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Capturing photos with the front display
Recording a video with the front display
Recording a video in Self-portrait mode
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Front On.
3 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
4 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
Recording a video in Children mode
1 In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
2 Select Children.
3 Press [Shutter] to start recording.
4 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
v
4 Jump when the jump icon appears on the front display.
• The camera will capture 2 photos in succession.
If you are capturing photos using the jump shot timer in low light conditions or
indoors, photos may appear dark.
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Recording a voice memo
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ Voice “ Record.
3 Press [Shutter].
• Press [o] to pause or press [o] to resume.
• Each memo can be up to 10 hours long if memory is
available.
Stop Pause
4 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
• Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
5 Press [m] to return to the Shooting mode.
Adding a voice memo to a photo
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ Voice “ Memo.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then capture a
photo.
• The camera begins to record a voice memo right after you
capture the photo.
4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
• Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the
10 seconds are up.
You cannot add voice memos to photos in the burst mode.
Recording voice memos
Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back later. You can also add a voice memo to a photo to remind you of shooting
conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when you speak 16 in (40 cm) away from the camera.
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Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 48
Selecting a resolution …………………… 48
Selecting a photo quality ………………… 49
Using the timer ……………………………… 50
Shooting in the dark ……………………… 51
Preventing red-eye ……………………… 51
Using the flash …………………………… 51
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ……………… 52
Changing the camera’s focus …………… 53
Using macro ……………………………… 53
Using auto focus ………………………… 53
Using tracking auto focus ………………… 54
Adjusting the focus area ………………… 55
Using Face Detection ……………………… 56
Detecting faces …………………………… 56
Capturing a smile shot …………………… 57
Detecting eye blinking …………………… 57
Using Smart Face Recognition …………… 58
Registering faces as your favorites
(My Star) ………………………………… 59
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 60
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 60
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) …… 61
Changing the metering option …………… 61
Selecting a light source (White balance) … 62
Using burst modes ………………………… 64
Applying effects/Adjusting images ……… 65
Applying Smart Filter effects ……………… 65
Adjusting your photos …………………… 68
Shooting options
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
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Shooting options 48
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Icon Description
1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper.
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
1024 X 768: Attach to an email.
Setting a video resolution
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Movie “ Movie Size.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an HDTV.
640 X 480: Play back on an analog TV.
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
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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.
Setting a photo resolution
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ Photo Size.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
4320 X 3240: Print on A1 paper.
4320 X 2880: Print on A1 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
4320 X 2432: Print on A2 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
3648 X 2736: Print on A3 paper.
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper.
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Selecting a photo quality
The camera compresses and saves the photos you capture in
the JPEG format. Higher image quality settings will result in larger
file sizes.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select Shooting “ Quality.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality.
Fine: Capture photos in high quality.
Normal: Capture photos in normal quality.
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