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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: WB710
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English

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
WB700/WB710/WB720
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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.
• Using unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories
can cause batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause
injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damage or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
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
damage 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.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term
"High Definition Multimedia Interface"
are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• 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
voice memo by selecting a mode.
Shooting options 45
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing 71
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.
Settings 96
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes 102
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
Aperture Priority A
Shutter Priority h
Manual M
DUAL IS d
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,
Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority,
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 a “ Photo
Size (represents Select a, and then select Photo
Size).
* Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
AEB Auto Exposure Bracket
AF Auto Focus
DIS Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF Digital Print Order Format
EV Exposure Value
ISO International Organization for Standardization
OIS Optical Image Stabilization
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 occurs when the subject's eyes reflect light from the camera flash.
• Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 49)
• If the photo has already been captured, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 84)
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. 51)
Photos are blurred. Blurring can occur if you capture photos in low light conditions or hold the camera incorrectly.
• Use the OIS function or half-press [Shutter] to ensure the subject is focused. (p. 29)
• Use the d mode. (p. 40)
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. 49)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 51)
• 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 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. 49)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 61)
• Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 62)
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Quick reference
Capturing photos of people
• s mode > Beauty Shot f 34
• Red-eye/Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
f 49
• Face Detection f 56
Capturing photos at night or in the
dark
• s mode > Night, Dawn, Sunset f 34
• Flash options f 49
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 51
Capturing action photos
• h mode f 38
• Continuous, Motion Capture f 66
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 51
• EV (to adjust exposure) f 61
• Metering f 62
• AEB (to capture 3 photos of the same scene with
different exposures) f 66
Capturing photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• s mode > Text f 34
• Macro f 52
Applying effects to photos
• Smart Filter effects f 67
• Image Adjust (to adjust Contrast, Sharpness, or
Saturation) f 70
Reducing camera shake
• Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) f 28
• d mode f 40
• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album f 74
• Viewing files as thumbnails
f 75
• Deleting all files on the
memory card f 76
• Viewing files as a slide show
f 78
• Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
f 87
• Connecting your camera to a
computer f 89
• Adjusting sound and volume
f 98
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 99
• Changing the display
language f 99
• Setting the date and time
f 99
• Before contacting a service
center f 112
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Contents
Extended functions ..........................................................31
Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................ 32
Using the Scene mode ................................................ 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 34
Using the Program mode ............................................ 36
Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or
Manual mode ............................................................... 37
Using the Aperture Priority mode .................................. 38
Using the Shutter Priority mode .................................... 38
Using the Manual mode .............................................. 39
Using the DUAL IS mode ............................................ 40
Using the Movie mode ................................................ 41
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ...................... 43
Recording voice memos ............................................. 44
Recording a voice memo ............................................ 44
Adding a voice memo to a photo ................................. 44
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 ....................................................... 24
Setting the user button ............................................... 24
Capturing photos ......................................................... 25
Zooming .................................................................... 26
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ..................................... 28
Tips for getting a clearer photo ................................... 29
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Contents
Shooting options ..............................................................45
Selecting a resolution and quality ............................... 46
Selecting a resolution .................................................. 46
Selecting image quality ............................................... 47
Using the timer ............................................................ 48
Shooting in the dark .................................................... 49
Preventing red-eye ..................................................... 49
Using the flash ........................................................... 49
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ......................................... 51
Changing the camera’s focus ..................................... 52
Using macro .............................................................. 52
Using auto focus ........................................................ 52
Focusing on a selected area ....................................... 54
Using tracking auto focus ............................................ 54
Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 55
Using Face Detection .................................................. 56
Detecting faces .......................................................... 56
Capturing a self portrait shot ....................................... 57
Capturing a smile shot ................................................ 57
Detecting eye blinking ................................................. 58
Using Smart Face Recognition .................................... 58
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) ................. 59
Adjusting brightness and color ................................... 61
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ........................... 61
Changing the metering option ...................................... 62
Selecting a light source (White balance) ........................ 63
Using drive modes ...................................................... 66
Applying effects/Adjusting images .............................. 67
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 67
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 70
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Contents
Playback/Editing...............................................................71
Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode .............. 72
Starting Playback mode .............................................. 72
Viewing photos .......................................................... 77
Playing a video ........................................................... 79
Playing a voice memo ................................................. 80
Editing a photo ............................................................ 82
Resizing photos ......................................................... 82
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 82
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 83
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 84
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 86
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ..................................... 87
Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 89
Transferring files with Intelli-studio ................................. 90
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a
removable disk ........................................................... 92
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................. 93
Transferring files to your Mac computer ..................... 94
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ......... 95
Settings .............................................................................96
Settings menu ............................................................. 97
Accessing the settings menu ...................................... 97
Sound ....................................................................... 98
Display ...................................................................... 98
Settings ..................................................................... 99
Appendixes.....................................................................102
Error messages ......................................................... 103
Camera maintenance ................................................ 104
Cleaning your camera ............................................... 104
Using or storing the camera ...................................... 105
About memory cards ................................................ 106
About the battery ...................................................... 108
Before contacting a service center ........................... 112
Camera specifications ............................................... 115
Glossary ..................................................................... 119
FCC notice ................................................................. 124
Index .......................................................................... 125
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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 ………………………… 24
Setting the user button …………………… 24
Capturing photos ………………………… 25
Zooming ………………………………… 26
Reducing camera shake (OIS) …………… 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. Not included.
Camera case HDMI cable A/V cable
Battery charger Memory card
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
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI 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
Microphone
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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
• When selecting an option: Adjust defined
settings
Display
Attaching the strap
Icon Description
S
Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene mode selected
automatically by the camera.
p
Program: Capture a photo by setting options except the shutter
speed and aperture value which the camera sets automatically.
A
Aperture Priority: The camera selects a shutter speed based on
the aperture value you have set manually.
h
Shutter Priority: The camera selects an aperture value based on
the shutter speed you have set manually.
M
Manual: Adjust various camera settings including shutter speed and
aperture value.
d DUAL IS: Capture a photo with options that reduce camera shake.
s Scene: Capture a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
v Movie: Customize settings to record a video.
Button Description
Start recording a video.
Access options or menus.
Access an option that you have selected. (p. 24)
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.
Mode dial
(see the left table below)
x
y
(see the right table below)
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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
Memory card
Push the card gently until
it disengages from the
camera, and then pull it
out of the slot.
Rechargeable
battery
Battery lock
Slide the lock down to
release the battery.
You can use the internal memory for temporary storage if a memory card is
not inserted.
Insert a memory card
with the gold-colored
contacts facing up.
Memory card
Insert the battery with
the Samsung logo facing
up.
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 [D/c] to select Home, and then press [o].
• When you travel to another country, select Visit, and then
select a new time zone.
5 Press [F] or [t] to select a time zone, and then press
[o].
• To set daylight-savings time, press [D].
Back DST
Time Zone
London
1 Press [t] to select Language, and then press [t] or
[o].
2 Press [D/c/F/t] to select a language, and then
press [o].
3 Press [c] to select Time Zone, and then press [t] or
[o].
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Performing the initial setup
6 Press [F] “ [c] to select Date & Time, and then press
[t] or [o].
Exit Set
Date & Time
Off
7 Press [F] or [t] to select an item.
8 Press [D] or [c] to set the date and time or select a
date format, and then press [o].
9 Press [m] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Icon Description
Available number of photos
Memory card not inserted
(Internal memory)
Memory card inserted
• : Fully charged
• : Partially charged
• : Empty (Recharge)
Available recording time
Voice memo
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Zoom indicator
Zoom ratio
Histogram (p. 23)
Current time and date
Learning icons
The icons the camera displays on the screen change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
2 Shooting options (right)
Icon Description
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Photo quality
Frame rate
Metering
Flash
Flash intensity
Timer
Auto focus option
Microphone muted
Smart zoom on
3 Shooting information
Icon Description
Shooting mode
Focus
Aperture value
Shutter speed
Exposure value
1 Shooting options (left)
Icon Description
ISO sensitivity
White Balance
Smart filter
Image adjustment (contrast,
sharpness, and saturation)
Face detection
Face tone
Face retouch
Focus area
Drive type
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
2
1
3
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Selecting options or menus
You can select options by pressing [m], and then pressing [D/c/F/t], or [o].
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 Shooting mode.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select an option or menu.
• To move up or down, press [D/c].
• To move left or right, press [F/t].
3 Press [o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
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Selecting options or menus
4 Press [D/c] to select White Balance, and then
press [t] or [o].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
Exit Move
5 Press [F/t] to select a White Balance option.
Move Adjust
White Balance : Daylight
6 Press [o] to save your settings.
7 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
For example, to select a White Balance option
in Program mode:
1 Rotate the mode dial to p.
2 Press [m].
Exit Move
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Smart Filter
Face Detection
3 Press [D/c] to select a, and then press [t] or
[o].
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Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic display information, sound settings, and user button settings.
About histograms
A histogram is a graph that illustrates how light is distributed
in your photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, the
photo is underexposed and will appear dark. A peak on the
right of the graph means that the photo is overexposed and will
appear washed out. The height of the peaks is related to color
information. The more of a particular color, the taller the peak.
S Under-exposed S Well-exposed S Over-exposed
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 all information about shooting.
• Hide information about shooting, except the
information on the bottom line.
• Display all information about shooting.
• Display histogram.
Playback
• Hide all information about the current file.
• Display all information about the current file.
• Display information about the current file, except
the shooting settings and histogram.
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Setting the display and sound
Setting the sound
Set the sound your camera emits when you perform functions.
1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m].
2 Select U “ 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 user button
You can directly access an option by setting the user button.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ Custom Set.
3 Select an option. (EV, ISO, White Balance)
• Press to adjust the settings of the option.
OK
Move Set
EV : 1
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Capturing photos
Learn how to capture photos easily and quickly in Smart Auto mode.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject is in focus.
• A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture a photo.
See page 29 for tips to get clearer photos.
1 Rotate the mode dial to S.
2 Align your subject in the frame.
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Capturing photos
Digital zoom
The Digital zoom is supported by default in Shooting mode. If you
zoom in on a subject in Shooting mode and 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 72 times.
Optical range
Digital range
Zoom indicator
• The Digital zoom is not available with the Face detection option, Smart
Filter effect, Tracking AF option, Drive option, or Manual Focus.
• If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may be
lower than normal.
p A h M s
Zooming
You can capture close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has an 18X Optical zoom and 4X Digital zoom. You can
also use a 24X Smart zoom and 3X Digital zoom to zoom in on a
subject with less quality deterioration.
Zoom out Zoom in
Zoom ratio
The available zoom ratio for videos differs from the photo zoom ratio.
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Capturing photos
Smart zoom
Smart zoom lets you zoom in a subject without less picture quality
degradation than when you use the Optical zoom and Digital
zoom. By using both the Smart zoom and Digital zoom, you can
zoom in up to 72 times.
• Smart zoom is not available with the Face detection option, Smart
Filter effect, Tracking AF option, Drive option, or Manual Focus.
• If you capture a photo with the Smart zoom, the photo quality may be
lower than normal.
p A h M Setting Smart zoom
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ Smart Zoom.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off: The Smart zoom is deactivated.
On: The Smart zoom is activated.
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Capturing photos
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
Before correction After correction
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a or V “ OIS.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off: OIS is deactivated.
On: OIS is activated.
p A h M s v • OIS 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 you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when
you use a tripod.
• 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.
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Holding your camera correctly
Ensure nothing is
blocking the lens.
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and 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 Optical Image Stabilization option to
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 28)
• Select the d mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 40)
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 harder to
hold the camera steady long enough to take a clear picture.
• Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 49)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 51)
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. 49)
• When subjects are moving rapidly
Use the Continuous
or Motion Capture
function. (p. 66)
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Extended functions
Learn how to capture a photo, record a video, and voice memo by selecting a mode.
Using the Smart Auto mode ……………… 32
Using the Scene mode …………………… 34
Using the Beauty Shot mode …………… 34
Using the Program mode ………………… 36
Using the Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority, or Manual mode ………… 37
Using the Aperture Priority mode ………… 38
Using the Shutter Priority mode ………… 38
Using the Manual mode ………………… 39
Using the DUAL IS mode ………………… 40
Using the Movie mode …………………… 41
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode … 43
Recording voice memos ………………… 44
Recording a voice memo ………………… 44
Adding a voice memo to a photo ………… 44
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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
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)
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• In several scenes, the camera automatically captures a photo
when you half-press [Shutter].
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
1 Rotate the mode dial to S.
2 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene. An appropriate
scene icon appears at the bottom 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
Landscapes with backlighting
Portraits with backlighting
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Using the Smart Auto mode
• 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.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
In Beauty Shot mode, you can capture a portrait with options to
hide facial imperfections.
1 Rotate the mode dial to s.
2 Select Beauty Shot.
3 Press [m].
4 Select a “ Face Tone.
5 Select an option.
• For example, increase the face tone setting to make skin
appear lighter.
Back Set
Face Tone
Face Retouch
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Photo Size
Quality
Focus Area
Off
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
6 Select Face Retouch.
1 Rotate the mode dial to s.
2 Select a scene.
Beauty Shot
• To change a scene mode, press [m], and then select
N. You can select any of the scenes listed.
• For the Beauty Shot mode, see "Using the Beauty Shot
mode" in the next column.
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Extended functions 35
Using the Scene mode
7 Select an option.
• For example, increase the face retouch setting to hide more
imperfections.
Back Set
Face Tone
Face Retouch
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Photo Size
Quality
Focus Area
Off
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
8 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
9 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
10 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
When you use the Beauty Shot mode, the focus distance will be set to Auto
Macro.
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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 Rotate the mode dial to p.
2 Set the desired options. (For a list of options, refer to
page 45.)
3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
Adjust the aperture value or shutter speed to control the exposure of your photos. You can use these options in the Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority, and Manual modes.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed, which is an important factor in the brightness of a
photo, refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the
shutter. A slow shutter speed allows more time to let light in.
All things being equal, photos are brighter, but fast moving
objects tend to blur. On the other hand, a fast shutter speed
allows less time to let light in. Photos are darker, but objects in
motion are captured more clearly.
S Slow shutter speed S Fast shutter speed
Aperture value
The aperture is a hole that lets light into the camera. The aperture
housing contains thin, metal plates that open and close, widening
or narrowing the aperture, and controlling the amount of light that
enters the camera. The size of the aperture is closely related to
the brightness of a photo: the larger the aperture, the brighter the
photo; the smaller the aperture, the darker the photo.
Note that the larger the aperture value, the smaller the aperture
size. For example, an aperture set to 5.6 is larger than an
aperture set to 11.
S Small aperture value (The size
of the aperture is large.)
S Large aperture value (The size
of the aperture is small.)
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Using the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
Using the Shutter Priority mode
The Shutter Priority mode allows you to set the shutter speed
manually while the camera automatically selects an appropriate
aperture value.
1 Rotate the mode dial to h.
2 Press [o] “ [D/c] to adjust the shutter speed.
• See page 37 for more information about the shutter speed.
3 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting
options.”)
4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Using the Aperture Priority mode
The Aperture Priority mode allows you to set the aperture value
manually while the camera automatically selects an appropriate
shutter speed.
1 Rotate the mode dial to A.
2 Press [o] “ [D/c] to adjust the aperture value.
• See page 37 for more information about the aperture value.
3 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting
options.”)
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 Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual mode
4 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting
options.”)
5 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
6 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Using the Manual mode
The Manual mode allows you to adjust both the aperture value
and the shutter speed manually.
1 Rotate the mode dial to M.
2 Press [o] to select the aperture value or shutter speed.
3 Press [D/c] to adjust the aperture value or shutter
speed.
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Extended functions 40
Using the DUAL IS mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical and Digital Image Stabilization functions.
Before correction After correction
1 Rotate the mode dial to d.
2 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
• The Digital zoom and Smart zoom are not available in d mode.
• The camera will correct photos optically only when the light source is
brighter than fluorescent light.
• If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
• Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to reduce camera shake in
different shooting modes. (p. 28)
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Using the Movie mode
In Movie mode, you can customize settings to record high-definition videos of up to 20 minutes in length. The camera saves recorded
videos as MP4 (H.264) files.
• H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format established by the international standard organizations ISO-IEC and ITU-T.
• 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.
• If you activate the OIS function while recording a video, the camera may record the operating sound of the OIS function.
• If you use the zoom function when recording a video, the camera may record the noise of the zoom operating. To decrease zoom noise, use the Sound Alive
function. See Steps 5 and 6 below.
6 Select a Sound Alive option.
Icon Description
Sound Alive On: Turn on the Sound Alive function to
reduce the zoom noise.
Sound Alive Off: Turn off the Sound Alive function to
record the zoom noise.
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.
1 Rotate the mode dial to v.
2 Press [m].
3 Select V “ Frame Rate.
4 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.
5 Select Voice.
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Extended functions 42
Using the Movie mode
7 Set desired options. (For a list of options, refer to
page 45.)
8 Press (Video recording) to start recording.
9 Press (Video recording) again to stop recording.
• You can start recording a video in any mode by pressing (Video
recording) without having to rotate the mode dial to v.
• You can capture a photo in Movie mode by pressing [Shutter].
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.
OK : Pause
• Press [o] to pause while recording.
• Press [o] to resume.
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Extended functions 43
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 Rotate the mode dial to v.
2 In Shooting mode, press [m].
3 Select V “ Smart Scene Detection “ On.
4 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
5 Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene. An appropriate
scene icon will appear at the bottom left of the screen.
Icon Description
Landscapes
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
6 Press (Video recording) to start recording.
7 Press (Video recording) 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.
• Smart Filter effects are not available in Smart Scene Detection mode.
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Extended functions 44
Recording a voice memo
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ 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 Shooting mode.
Adding a voice memo to a photo
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ Voice “ Memo.
3 Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
4 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.
5 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 Drive 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.
p A h M d s
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Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 46
Selecting a resolution …………………… 46
Selecting image quality …………………… 47
Using the timer ……………………………… 48
Shooting in the dark ……………………… 49
Preventing red-eye ……………………… 49
Using the flash …………………………… 49
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ……………… 51
Changing the camera’s focus …………… 52
Using macro ……………………………… 52
Using auto focus ………………………… 52
Focusing on a selected area ……………… 54
Using tracking auto focus ………………… 54
Adjusting the focus area ………………… 55
Using Face Detection ……………………… 56
Detecting faces …………………………… 56
Capturing a self portrait shot …………… 57
Capturing a smile shot …………………… 57
Detecting eye blinking …………………… 58
Using Smart Face Recognition …………… 58
Registering faces as your favorites
(My Star) ………………………………… 59
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 61
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 61
Changing the metering option …………… 62
Selecting a light source (White balance) … 63
Using drive modes ………………………… 66
Applying effects/Adjusting images ……… 67
Applying Smart Filter effects ……………… 67
Adjusting your photos …………………… 70
Shooting options
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
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Shooting options 46
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Setting the video resolution
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select V “ Movie Size.
3 Select an option.
Icon 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 an analog TV.
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
If a memory card is not inserted, the camera supports only and .
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 the photo resolution
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ Photo Size.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
4320 X 3240: Print on an A1 paper.
4320 X 2880: Print on an A1 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
3648 X 2736: Print on an A2 paper.
4320 X 2432: Print on an A2 paper in panorama ratio
(16:9) or play back on an HDTV.
3264 X 2448: Print on an A3 paper.
2592 X 1944: Print on an A4 paper.
1920 X 1080: Print on an A5 paper in panorama ratio
(16:9) or play back on an HDTV.
1024 X 768: Attach to an email.
S p A h M d s
S p A h M d s v
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Shooting options 47
Selecting a resolution and quality
Selecting image quality
Set the photo and video quality settings. Higher image quality
settings will result in larger file sizes.
Setting the photo quality
The camera compresses and saves the photos you capture in
the JPEG format.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select a “ 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.
p A h M d s
Setting the video quality
The camera compresses and saves the videos you record in the
MP4 (H.264) format.
1 In Shooting mode, press [m].
2 Select V “ Frame Rate.
3 Select an option.
Icon Description
30 FPS: Record 30 frames per second.
15 FPS: Record 15 frames per second.
As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but the file size also
increases
v
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Shooting options 48
Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
S p A h M d s v
3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will
automatically capture a photo after the specified time has
elapsed.
• Press [Shutter] to cancel the timer.
• Depending on the timer option, some Face Detection options are not
available.
• The timer options are not available if you set Drive options.
1 In Shooting mode, press [t].
OK
OK
Move Set
Timer : Off
2 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off: The timer is not active.
10 Sec: Capture a photo after a 10-second delay.
2 Sec: Capture a photo after a 2-second delay.
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Shooting in the dark
Learn how to capture photos at night or in low light conditions.
Using the flash
Use the flash when you capture photos in the dark or when you
need more light in your photos.
1 In Shooting mode, press [F].
Move Adjust
Flash : Auto
2 Select an option.
Icon Description
Off:
• The flash will not fire.
• The camera will display the shake warning when
you are shooting in low light.
Auto: The camera will select a proper flash setting for
the scene it detects in Smart Auto mode.
Auto: The flash will fire automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
S p A h M s
Preventing red-eye
If the flash fires when you capture a photo of a person in the dark,
a red glow may appear in the person’s eyes. To prevent this,
select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in “Using
the flash.”
p s

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