Samsung PL151 manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: PL151
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
Common questions
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Appendixes
Index
User Manual
PL150/PL151
Ä Click a topic
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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
Safety warnings
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive
gases and liquids
Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable
chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or
explosive materials in the same compartment as the camera or its
accessories.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small
children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious
injury if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present
physical dangers as well.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
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.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose
t
outlet when charging batteries. This may cause a fire or electric
shock.
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Health and safety information
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.
Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury
t
to yourself or others.
Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and
t
prevent proper operation.
Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause
t
allergies, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with
sensitive skin. If you have experience any of these symptoms,
stop using the camera immediately and consult a doctor.
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. Also, this may cause a fire or electric shock.
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.
Safety precautions
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.
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.
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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.
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
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
Protect your camera’s lens
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor
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.
Important usage information
Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera
Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or
attempt to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results
from unqualified service is not covered by your warranty.
Health and safety information
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Copyright information
Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
t
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
t
HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term "High Definition
t
Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Camera specifications or contents of this manual may
t
be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of
camera functions.
For Open Source License information, refer to the
t
“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Organization of the user manual
Basic functions 11
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions 28
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 61
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to
connect your camera to your computer, photo printer,
TV, or HDTV.
Appendixes 84
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
DUAL IS d
Beauty Shot b
Night N
Scene s
Movie v
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The s mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
e.g.)
Available in the
Program, DUAL IS,
and Movie modes
Icons used in this manual
Icon Function
Additional information
Safety warnings and precautions
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] (represents the
shutter button)
( ) Page number of related information
“
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select Shooting “ White
Balance (represents select Shooting, 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 Stabilization
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
OIS Optical Image Stabilization
WB White Balance
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Pressing the shutter
Half-press [
t Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
Press [
t Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
Subject
t : the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
Background
t : the objects around the subject
Composition
t : the combination of a subject and background
Background
Subject
Composition
Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)
Expressions used in this manual
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Common questions
You can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options.
The subject's eyes
appear red.
This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash.
Set the flash option to
t Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 45)
If the photo has already been taken, select
t Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 73)
Photos have dust
spots.
Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash.
Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
t
Set ISO speed options. (p.
t 46)
Photos are blurred. This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
Press [
t Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 26)
Use the
t d mode. (p. 33)
Photos are blurred
when shooting at
night.
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
Rotate the mode dial to
t N. (p. 31)
Turn on the flash. (p.
t 45)
Set ISO speed options. (p.
t 46)
Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
t
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between
the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded.
Avoid shooting in front of the sun.
t
Select
t Backlight in the s mode. (p. 30)
Set the flash option to
t Fill in. (p. 45)
Set the Auto Contrast Balance (
t ACB) option. (p. 54)
Adjust the exposure. (p.
t 54)
Set the metering option to
t Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 55)
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
s
t mode > Portrait f 30
b
t mode f 32
Self-portrait mode
t f 37
Children mode
t f 38
Couple mode
t f 38
Red-eye
t , Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
f 45
Face Detection
t f 50
Taking photos at night or in the dark
s
t mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks f 30
N
t mode f 31
Flash options
t f 45
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t f 46
Taking action photos
Continuous
t , Motion Capture f 57
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
s
t mode > Close Up, Text f 30
t Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos) f 47
White Balance
t (to change the color tone) f 55
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
t f 46
EV
t (to adjust exposure) f 54
ACB
t (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds) f 54
Metering
t f 55
AEB
t (to take three photos of the same scene with
different exposures) f 57
Applying a different effect
Photo styles (to apply tones)
t f 58
Smart filter effects
t f 59
Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
t
contrast) f 60
Reducing camera shake
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
t f 24
d
t mode f 33
Viewing files by category in
t
Smart Album f 63
Deleting all files on the
t
memory card f 65
Viewing files as a slide show
t
f 67
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
t
f 75
Connecting your camera to a
t
computer f 77
Adjusting sound and volume
t
f 86
Adjusting the brightness of
t
the display f 86
Changing the display
t
language f 86
Setting the date and time
t
f 87
Formatting the memory card
t
f 87
Troubleshooting
t f 96
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Contents
Recording a video ............................................................... 34
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ................................ 36
Taking photos with the front display .................................. 37
Using the Self-portrait mode ................................................. 37
Using the Couple mode ....................................................... 38
Using the Children mode .................................................... 38
Recording a video with the front display ................................. 39
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
Using tracking auto focus ..................................................... 48
Adjusting the focus area ....................................................... 49
Using face detection ......................................................... 50
Detecting faces ................................................................... 50
Taking a smile shot .............................................................. 51
Detecting eye blinking .......................................................... 51
Basic functions ............................................................... 11
Unpacking ......................................................................... 12
Camera layout ................................................................... 13
Inserting the battery and memory card .............................. 15
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ............. 16
Charging the battery ............................................................ 16
Turning on your camera ........................................................ 16
Performing the initial setup ................................................ 17
Learning icons ................................................................... 18
Selecting options ............................................................... 19
Setting the display and sound ........................................... 21
Changing the display type .................................................... 21
Setting the sound ................................................................ 21
Taking photos .................................................................... 22
Turning on the front display ................................................... 23
Zooming ............................................................................. 23
Reducing camera shake (OIS) .............................................. 24
Tips for getting a clearer photo .......................................... 26
Extended functions ........................................................ 28
Shooting modes ................................................................ 29
Using the Smart Auto mode ................................................. 29
Using the Scene mode ........................................................ 30
Using the frame guide .......................................................... 31
Using the Night mode .......................................................... 31
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................ 32
Using the DUAL IS mode ..................................................... 33
Using the Program mode ..................................................... 34
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Contents
Using smart face recognition ............................................... 52
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) .......................... 53
Adjusting brightness and color .......................................... 54
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .................................... 54
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) .................................... 54
Changing the metering option ............................................... 55
Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................ 55
Using burst modes ............................................................ 57
Improving your photos ...................................................... 58
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 58
Applying smart filter effects ................................................... 59
Adjusting your photos .......................................................... 60
Playback/Editing ............................................................. 61
Playing back ...................................................................... 62
Starting Playback mode ....................................................... 62
Viewing photos ................................................................... 66
Playing a video .................................................................... 68
Playing voice memos ........................................................... 69
Editing a photo .................................................................. 70
Resizing photos .................................................................. 70
Rotating a photo .................................................................. 70
Applying photo styles ........................................................... 71
Applying smart filter effects ................................................... 72
Correcting exposure problems ............................................. 73
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................ 74
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ........................................... 75
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows) .............. 77
Transferring files using Intelli-studio ........................................ 78
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable
disk .................................................................................... 80
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .......................... 81
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac) ...................... 82
Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ............... 83
Appendixes ..................................................................... 84
Camera settings menu ...................................................... 85
Accessing the settings menu ................................................ 85
Sound ................................................................................ 86
Display ............................................................................... 86
Settings .............................................................................. 87
Error messages ................................................................. 90
Camera maintenance ........................................................ 91
Cleaning your camera .......................................................... 91
About memory cards ........................................................... 92
About the battery ................................................................. 93
Before contacting a service center .................................... 96
Camera specifications ....................................................... 99
Index ............................................................................... 104
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Unpacking ……………………………………………… 12
Camera layout …………………………………………… 13
Inserting the battery and memory card ……………… 15
Charging the battery and turning your camera on …… 16
Charging the battery …………………………………… 16
Turning on your camera ………………………………… 16
Performing the initial setup …………………………… 17
Learning icons …………………………………………… 18
Selecting options ………………………………………… 19
Setting the display and sound ………………………… 21
Changing the display type ……………………………… 21
Setting the sound ……………………………………… 21
Taking photos …………………………………………… 22
Turning on the front display …………………………… 23
Zooming ………………………………………………… 23
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ………………………… 24
Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 26
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.
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Basic functions 12
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery Strap
User Manual CD-ROM Quick Start Manual The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
Optional accessories
Camera case Memory card
(microSDTM
)
A/V cable Battery charger HDMI cable
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Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
Shutter button
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Flash
Lens
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Tripod mount
Speaker
Microphone
Front display
POWER button
Front LCD button
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI cable
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or A/V cable
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Camera layout
Mode dial
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 DUAL IS
Take a photo with options suitable for reducing camera
shake
b Beauty Shot
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial
imperfections
N Night Take a photo with options for shooting at night
s Scene Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene
v Movie Record a video
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
1
2
Main display
Zoom button
Zoom in or out in Shooting mode.
t
Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as
t
thumbnails in Playback mode.
Adjust volume in Playback mode.
t
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn to insert the battery and an optional microSDTM
memory card into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Push gently until the card
disengages from the
camera and then pull it out
of the slot.
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
The internal memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
Memory card
Battery
Battery lock
Insert a memory card with
the gold-colored contacts
facing up.
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing up.
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Turning on your camera
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
t
for the first time. (p. 17)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [P] for about
5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
Charging the battery
Before using the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter and then plug
the end of cable with the indicator light into your camera.
Indicator light
Red
t : Charging
Green
t : Fully charged
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Performing the initial setup
The initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the camera's basic settings.
Press [
5 F] or [t] to select a time zone and press [o].
To set the daylight-saving time, press [
t D].
Back DST
Press [
6 D] or [M] to select Date & Time (Date &
Time) and press [t] or [o].
Press [
7 F] or [t] to select an item.
yyyy mm dd
/ 01 / 01 10:00 Off
: English
: 10/01/01
: London
Set
Back
2010
Language
Date & Time
Time Zone
Press [
8 D] or [M] to set the date and time or select a
date format, and press [o].
Press [
1 POWER].
The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
t
for the first time.
Press [
2 t] to select Language and press [t] or [o].
Press [
3 D] or [M] to select a language and press
[o].
Press [
4 D] or [M] to select Time Zone (Time Zone)
and press [t] or [o].
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C. Icons on the left
Icon Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Exposure value
White balance
Face tone
Face retouch
ISO speed
Photo style
Smart filter effect
Image adjustment
(contrast, sharpness, saturation)
Burst type
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon Description
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
B. Icons on the right
Icon Description
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Frame rate
Photo quality
Metering option
Flash option
Timer option
Auto focus option
Face detection
Voice muted
A. Information
Icon Description
Selected shooting mode
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
t : Fully charged
t : Partially charged
t (Red) : Charging needed
Voice memo
A
B
C
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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.
Going back to the previous menu
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
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.
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Selecting options
Press [
3 D] or [M] to scroll to Shooting and then
press [t] or [o].
Press [
4 D] or [M] to scroll to White Balance and then
press [t] or [o].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Exit Back
Press [
5 F] or [t] to scroll to a white balance option.
Daylight
Back Move
Press [
6 o].
E.g. Selecting a white balance option in the P mode
Rotate the mode dial to
1 p.
Press [
2 m].
Shooting
Sound
Display
Settings
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Exit Change
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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.
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 (or available recording
time) and the battery icon
Playback
Display all information about the current photo
t
Hide all information about the current file
t
Display information about the current file, except the
t
shooting settings and captured date
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Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 a.
Align your subject in the frame.
2
Half-press [
3 Shutter] to focus.
A green frame means the subject in focus.
t
Press [
4 Shutter] to take a photo.
See page 26 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 5X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 25 times.
Rotate [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Rotate [Zoom]
left to zoom out.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ratio
Turning on the front display
The front display will help you take a self-portraits or photos
of children. You can also use the Couple mode with the front
display. (p. 37)
Press [Front LCD] to turn on the front display.
When you set timer options, the front display will remain active. (p.
t 43)
When you turn on the front display, the icons on the main display may
t
not be shown and the main display may dim.
When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
t
be able to see the front display clearly.
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Taking photos
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
Before correction After correction
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Shooting “ OIS “ an option.
Option Description
Off: Deactivate the OIS function.
On: Activate the OIS function.
a p b N s v
Digital zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you
use the digital zoom.
Optical range
Digital range
Zoom indicator
The digital zoom is not available when using
t S, d, b,
s (in some scenes), N, and v modes and when used with
Face Detection and Smart Filter.
It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
t
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Taking photos
OIS may not function properly when:
t
you move your camera to follow a moving subject
-
you use digital zoom
-
there is too much camera shake
-
the shutter speed is slow (e.g., when in the
- N mode)
the battery is low
-
you take a close-up shot
-
If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred
t
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when
you use a tripod.
If the camera is impacted, the display will be blurry. In this case, turn
t
off the camera and turn it on again to use the OIS function correctly.
In some scene modes, the OIS function is unavailable.
t
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Basic functions 26
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
Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to
t
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 24)
Select the
t d mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 33)
When H is displayed
Camera shake
When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to
Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be
harder to hold the camera still.
Use a tripod or set the flash option to
t Fill in. (p. 45)
Set ISO speed options. (p.
t 46)
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Basic functions 27
Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
there is little contrast between the subject and background
-
(When your subject is wearing a color of clothing that is similar to the
background)
the light source behind the subject is too bright
-
the subject is shiny
-
the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
-
the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
-
Use the focus lock
Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus,
you can reposition the frame to change the composition.
When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo.
When you take photos in low light
t
Turn on the flash.
(p. 45)
When subjects are moving fast
t
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 57)
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Shooting modes ………………………………………… 29
Using the Smart Auto mode …………………………… 29
Using the Scene mode ………………………………… 30
Using the frame guide ………………………………… 31
Using the Night mode ………………………………… 31
Using the Beauty Shot mode …………………………… 32
Using the DUAL IS mode ……………………………… 33
Using the Program mode ……………………………… 34
Recording a video ……………………………………… 34
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ……………… 36
Taking photos with the front display …………………… 37
Using the Self-portrait mode …………………………… 37
Using the Couple mode ………………………………… 38
Using the Children mode ……………………………… 38
Recording a video with the front display ……………… 39
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 29
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 of objects.
Appears when taking close-up photos of text.
Appears when taking photos of sunsets.
Appears when taking photos of clear skies.
Appears when taking photos of forested areas.
Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful
subjects.
Appears when taking close-up portraits of people.
Appears when the camera and subject are stable for
a while. This is available only when you are shooting
in the dark.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Appears when taking photos of fireworks. This is
available only when you use a tripod.
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.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 S.
Align your subject in the frame.
2
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 white
backgrounds.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
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Extended functions 30
Shooting modes
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 s.
Select a scene.
2
Portrait
This mode is appropriate for taking pictures
of faces.
To change the scene mode, press [
t m] and select Scene
“a scene.
For the Frame Guide mode, see “
t Using the frame guide" on
page 31.
For the Night mode, see “
t Using the Night mode” on page 31.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
Half-press [
3 Shutter] to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode,
t R will
appear 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.
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Extended functions 31
Shooting modes
Using the Night mode
Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for shooting at
night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 N.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
2 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
3 Shutter] to take the photo.
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.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 N.
Press [
2 m].
Select
3 Shooting “ Long Time Shutter.
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.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 s.
Select
2 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].
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Extended functions 32
Shooting modes
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 b.
2 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
only), press [m].
Select
3 Shooting “ Face Tone “an option.
Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
t
Level 2
Back Move
4 To hide facial imperfections, press [m].
Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
4
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Aperture
Back Move
Select an option.
5
If you select
t AUTO, the aperture value or shutter speed will be
adjusted automatically.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
6 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
7 Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
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Extended functions 33
Shooting modes
Using the DUAL IS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilization functions.
Before correction After correction
Rotate the mode dial to
1 d.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
2 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
3 Shutter] to take the photo.
The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
t
The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light
t
source that is brighter than fluorescent light.
If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
t
Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to reduce camera shake in
t
different shooting modes. (p. 24)
Select
5 Shooting “ Face Retouch “an option.
Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
t
imperfections.
Level 3
Back Move
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
6 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
7 Shutter] to take the photo.
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
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Extended functions 34
Shooting modes
Recording a video
Record videos of up to 20 minutes in length in high definition.
The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) file.
H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format
t
established by international standard organizations ISO/IEC and ITU-T.
Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. In this
t
case, set a lower resolution. (p. 42)
When the Optical Image Stabilization is activated, your video may be
t
recorded with the OIS operation sound.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 v.
Press [
2 m].
3 Select Movie “ 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.
60 FPS is available only when the video resolution is 320 x 240.
Using the Program mode
Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value)
in the Program mode.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 p.
Set options.
2
(For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
3 Shutter]
to focus.
Press [
4 Shutter] to take the photo.
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Extended functions 35
Shooting modes
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favorite scenes as
a single video.
Press [o] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
Stop Pause
Press [
4 m].
Select
5 Movie “ Voice “a sound option.
Option Description
On: Record a video with sound. (While you are zooming,
sound recording will be interrupted.)
Off: Record a video without sound.
Set other options as desired.
6
(For options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
Press [
7 Shutter] to start recording.
Press [
8 Shutter] again to stop recording.
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Extended functions 36
Shooting modes
Press [
5 Shutter] to start recording.
Press [
6 Shutter] again to stop recording.
If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode,
t r will not
change and the default settings will be used.
The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
t
environments, such as camera shake, lighting and distance to the
subject.
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a detected type of scene.
Rotate the mode dial to
1 v.
Press [
2 m].
Select
3 Movie “ Smart Scene Detection “ On.
Align your subject in the frame.
4
The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
t
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
Icon Description
Appears when recording videos of landscapes.
Appears when recording videos of clear skies.
Appears when recording videos of forested areas.
Appears when recording videos of sunsets.
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Extended functions 37
Taking photos with the front display
The front display will help take self-portraits or photos of children. You can also use the Couple mode with the front display.
When you press [
t Front LCD] repeatedly, the shooting mode changes from Self-portrait mode to Couple mode or to Children mode.
When recording videos, you cannot use the Couple mode.
In some shooting modes, the front display does not display a frame to indicate the detected face and the Self-portrait mode and
t
the Couple mode are not available.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 Front LCD] once.
Your camera will detect your face automatically and display a
t
frame to indicate the detected face.
Half-press [
2 Shutter] to focus.
Press [
3 Shutter] to take the photo.
Using the Self-portrait mode
Take photos of yourself conveniently using the front display.
You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it detects a
smiling face while taking a photo with the front display. (p. 89)
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Extended functions 38
Taking photos with the front display
Using the Children mode
In this mode, you can draw children’s attention to the camera by
showing a short animation on the front display.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 Front LCD] three times.
An animation will play.
t
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [
2 Shutter].
Press [
3 Shutter] to take the photo.
You can download animations from the website.
t
Visit www.samsung.com or www.samsungimaging.com for more
information.
You can add sounds to animations to draw children's attention. (p.
t 86)
You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it
t
detects a smiling face while using the Children mode. (p. 89)
Using the Couple mode
This mode detects two subjects leaning in toward each other and
automatically captures images of posing couples.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 Front LCD] twice.
The white frame means that the faces are recognized.
t
The green frame means that the faces are in focus when you
t
half-press [Shutter].
Lean in toward each other in the frame.
2
The camera will detect two faces of the subjects at the same distance
t
from the camera.
The camera may not detect the composition depending on the pose
t
of couples.
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Extended functions 39
Taking photos with the front display
Recording a video with the front display
Recording a video in the Self-portrait mode
Rotate the mode dial to
1 v.
Press [
2 Front LCD] once.
Press [
3 Shutter] to start recording.
Press [
4 Shutter] again to stop recording.
Recording a video in the Children mode
Rotate the mode dial to
1 v.
Press [
2 Front LCD] twice.
Press [
3 Shutter] to start recording.
Press [
4 Shutter] again to stop recording.
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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 b N s
Adding a voice memo to a photo
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Shooting “ 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 Shooting “ Voice “ Record.
Press [
3 Shutter] to record.
You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
t
Press [
t o] to pause or resume recording.
Stop Pause
Press [
4 Shutter] to stop.
Press [
t Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
Press [
5 m] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 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
Using tracking auto focus …………………… 48
Adjusting the focus area ……………………… 49
Using face detection ……………………… 50
Detecting faces ……………………………… 50
Taking a smile shot …………………………… 51
Detecting eye blinking ……………………… 51
Using smart face recognition ……………… 52
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) … 53
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 54
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ……… 54
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ……… 54
Changing the metering option ……………… 55
Selecting a light source (White balance) …… 55
Using burst modes ………………………… 57
Improving your photos …………………… 58
Applying photo styles ………………………… 58
Applying smart filter effects ………………… 59
Adjusting your photos ……………………… 60
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 Movie “ Movie Size “ an option.
Option Description
1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an HDTV.
1280 X 720: Play back on an HDTV.
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 Shooting “ Quality “ an option.
Option Description
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
a p d b N 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 Shooting “ Photo Size “ an option.
Option Description
4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper.
3984 X 2656: Print on A2 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
3840 X 2160: Print on A2 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper.
2560 X 1920: Print on A4 paper.
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper.
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
a p d b N s v S
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Shooting options 43
Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
a p d b N s v S
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.
The front display will start the countdown a few seconds
t
before shooting.
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.
Jump Shot: Activate the jump shot timer. (p. 44)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Shooting options 44
Using the timer
Jump when the jump icon appears on the front display.
4
The camera will take 3 photos in succession.
t
If you are taking photos using the jump shot timer in low light conditions or
indoors, photos may be dark.
Using the jump shot timer
Take a photo of people jumping. The jump shot timer tells you
when to jump by displaying an icon on the front display.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 t].
Select
2 Jump Shot.
The front display will turn on.
t
Press [
3 Shutter].
The front display will start the countdown a few seconds
t
before shooting.
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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 S mode.
a p b N s 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. Refer to flash options in "Using the flash."
a p b N 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
Blink Detection.
Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
t
from the flash. (p. 99)
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 Organization for Standardization (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 Shooting “ 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
(farther than 1 m when using zoom).
Macro: Focus on a subject 5-80 cm (1-1.5 m when
using zoom).
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm
(farther than 1 m when using zoom).
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
Tracking a subject may fail when:
t
the subject is too small or the subject moves excessively
-
the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
-
colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same
-
the camera shakes excessively
-
In these cases, the focus frame will appear as a white single-line
frame.
If the camera fails to track the subject, you must reselect the subject
t
to track.
If the camera fails to fix the focus, the focus frame will change to a red
t
single-line frame.
If you use this function, you cannot set face detection, photo style
t
options, and smart filter effects.
Using tracking auto focus
Tracking AF allows you to track and auto focus on your subject,
even when you are moving.
In Shooting mode, press [
1 m].
Select
2 Shooting “ Focus Area “ Tracking AF.
Focus on the subject you want to track and press [
3 o].
A focus frame will appear on the subject and will follow the
t
subject as you move the camera.
Tracking AF
The white frame means that your camera is tracking the
t
subject.
The green frame means that your subject is in focus when you
t
half-press [Shutter].
a p d N s
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Shooting options 49
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 Shooting “ Focus Area “ an option.
Option Description
Center AF: Focus on the center (suitable when subjects
are located in the center).
Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas.
Tracking AF: Focus on and track the subject. (p. 48)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
a p d N s

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