Samsung ST500 User manual

This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
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Common questions
User Manual
ST500/ST510
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Appendixes
Index
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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
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.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
t Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
t Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations
when disposing of used batteries.
t Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may
explode when overheated.
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.
Safety precautions
Keep your camera away from small children and pets
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
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.
t Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious
damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water
damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
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Health and safety information
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
• 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 using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or
poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
• 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.
• Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on
beaches or in other similar areas.
• Protect your camera and monitor from impact, rough handling,
and excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
• Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and
installing batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors,
improperly connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries
and memory cards can damage ports, connectors, and
accessories.
• Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s
compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to
improper use may not be covered by your warranty.
• Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very
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
this can create a connection between the + and – terminals
of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery
damage.
• Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or
foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a
soft cloth before inserting in your camera.
• Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in
contact with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the
camera to malfunction.
• Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
or pressure.
• Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
• Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
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Health and safety information
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
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.
Protect your camera’s lens
t Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolour
the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
t Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
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.
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.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
t Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
t Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
recharged before use.
t Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
t Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
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Organisation of the user manual
Basic functions
©2009 SAMSUNG DIGITAL IMAGING CO., LTD.
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Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be
changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera
functions.
Extended functions
30
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Copyright information
Shooting options
t Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
t Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
Learn about the options you can set in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
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62
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how
to connect your camera to your photo printer, TV, or
HDTV.
Appendixes
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Icons used in this manual
Shooting mode
Indication
Smart Auto
S
Icon
Additional information
Auto
a
Safety warnings and precautions
Program
p
Scene
s
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter]
(represents the shutter button)
DUAL IS
d
( )
Page number of related information
Movie
v
“
The order of options or menus you must select to perform
a step; for example: Select > “
(represents Select >, and then
)
*
Annotation
Shooting mode icons
Function
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The s mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
e.g.)
Abbreviations used in this manual
Available in the
Program, DUAL IS,
and Movie modes
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Abbreviation
Definition
ACB
Auto Contrast Balance
AEB
Auto Exposure Bracket
AF
Auto Focus
DIS
Digital Image Stabilisation
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
OIS
Optical Image Stabilisation
WB
White Balance
Expressions used in this manual
Pressing the shutter
Exposure (Brightness)
t Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
t Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
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.
Half-press [Shutter]
Press [Shutter]
Normal exposure
Subject, background, and composition
t Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
t Background: the objects around the subject
t Composition: the combination of a subject and background
Subject
Composition
Background
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Overexposure (too bright)
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.
t Set the flash option to
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 45)
Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 77)
t If the photo has already been taken, select
Photos have dust spots. Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash.
t Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
Photos are blurred.
This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
t Use the d mode. (p. 36)
t Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 28)
Photos are blurred when As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
shooting at night.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
t Turn on the flash. (p. 45)
t Select
Night in the s mode. (p. 35)
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
t Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between the light and dark
areas, the subject may come out shaded.
t Avoid shooting in front of the sun.
t Select
Backlight in the s mode. (p. 32)
t Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 45)
t Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 55)
t Adjust the exposure. (p. 54)
Spot if a bright subject is in the centre of the frame. (p. 56)
t Set the metering option to
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
t s mode > Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children f 32
t Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
f 45
t Face Detection f 50
Taking photos at night or in the dark
t s mode > Night, Dawn, Fireworks f 32
t Flash options f 45
t ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 46
Taking action photos
t Continuous, Motion Capture f 59
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
t s mode > Close Up, Text f 32
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
t ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 46
t EV (to adjust exposure) f 54
t ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds) f 55
t Metering f 56
t AEB (to take 3 photos of the same scene with different
exposures) f 59
Applying a different effect
t Photo styles (to apply tones) f 60
t Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast) f 61
Reducing camera shake
t Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) f 27
t d mode f 36
t Macro, Auto Macro, Super Macro (to take close-up
photos) f 47
t White Balance (to change the colour tone) f 57
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t Viewing files by category in
Smart Album f 66
t Deleting all files on the
memory card f 68
t Viewing files as a slide show
f 70
t Viewing files on a TV f 79
t Connecting your camera to a
computer f 80
t Adjusting sound and volume
f 90
t Changing the display
language f 90
t Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 91
t Setting the date and time
f 91
t Formatting the memory card
f 91
t Troubleshooting f 99
Contents
Using the DUAL IS mode .....................................................
Using the Program mode .....................................................
Taking a self-portrait shot ......................................................
Recording a video ...............................................................
Recording voice memos ...................................................
Recording a voice memo .....................................................
Adding a voice memo to a photo ..........................................
Basic functions ...................................................................... 11
Unpacking .........................................................................
Camera layout ...................................................................
Icons .................................................................................
Inserting the battery and memory card ..............................
Charging the battery and turning your camera on .............
Charging the battery ............................................................
Turning on your camera ........................................................
Performing the initial setup ................................................
Using the touch screen .....................................................
Selecting a shooting mode ................................................
Selecting a shooting mode using motion recognition ..............
Setting the dual displays and sound ..................................
Setting the front display ........................................................
Setting the display type for the touch screen ..........................
Setting the touch vibration or sound ......................................
Taking photos ....................................................................
Zooming .............................................................................
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ..............................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ..........................................
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Shooting options ................................................................... 40
Selecting a resolution and quality ......................................
Selecting a resolution ...........................................................
Selecting image quality ........................................................
Using the timer ..................................................................
Shooting in the dark ..........................................................
Preventing red-eye ..............................................................
Using the flash ....................................................................
Adjusting the ISO speed ......................................................
Changing the camera’s focus ............................................
Using macro .......................................................................
Using auto focus .................................................................
Using smart touch focus ......................................................
Using one touch shooting ....................................................
Adjusting the focus area .......................................................
Using face detection .........................................................
Detecting faces ...................................................................
Taking a smile shot ..............................................................
Detecting eye blinking ..........................................................
Using smart face recognition ................................................
Registering faces as your favourites (My Star) .........................
Extended functions .............................................................. 30
Shooting modes ................................................................
Using the Smart Auto mode .................................................
Using the Scene mode ........................................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................
Using the frame guide ..........................................................
Using the Children mode .....................................................
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode ..............................
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Contents
Adjusting brightness and colour ........................................
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ....................................
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ....................................
Changing the metering option ...............................................
Selecting a light source (White balance) .................................
Using burst modes ............................................................
Improving your photos ......................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Defining your own RGB tone ................................................
Adjusting your photos ..........................................................
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60
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61
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows) ..............
Transferring files using Intelli-studio ........................................
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable
disk ....................................................................................
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ..........................
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac) ......................
Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ...............
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Appendixes ............................................................................ 88
Settings menu ................................................................... 89
Accessing the settings menu ................................................ 89
Sound settings .................................................................... 90
Display settings ................................................................... 90
Camera settings .................................................................. 91
Error messages ................................................................. 94
Camera maintenance ........................................................ 95
Cleaning your camera .......................................................... 95
About memory cards ........................................................... 96
About the battery ................................................................. 97
Before contacting a service centre .................................... 99
Camera specifications ..................................................... 102
Index ............................................................................... 106
Playback/Editing ................................................................... 62
Playing back ......................................................................
Starting Playback mode .......................................................
Viewing photos ...................................................................
Playing a video ....................................................................
Playing a voice memo ..........................................................
Editing a photo ..................................................................
Rotating a photo ..................................................................
Resizing photos ..................................................................
Editing colour ......................................................................
Defining your own RGB tone ................................................
Applying a special effect ......................................................
Correcting exposure problems .............................................
Editing photos of portraits .....................................................
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................
Viewing files on a TV .........................................................
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Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
Unpacking …………………………………… 12
Camera layout
……………………………… 13
Icons …………………………………………… 15
Inserting the battery and memory card … 16
Charging the battery and turning your
camera on …………………………………… 17
Charging the battery …………………………… 17
Turning on your camera ……………………… 17
Performing the initial setup ………………… 18
Using the touch screen
…………………… 19
Selecting a shooting mode ………………… 21
Selecting a shooting mode using motion
recognition ……………………………………… 22
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Setting the dual displays and sound ………
Setting the front display ………………………
Setting the display type for the touch screen …
Setting the touch vibration or sound …………
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24
24
Taking photos ………………………………… 25
Zooming ……………………………………… 26
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ………………… 27
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 28
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Optional accessories
Camera
AC adapter/
USB cable
Rechargeable battery
Camera case
Touch pen
Strap
User Manual CD-ROM
A/V cable
Quick Start Manual
The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
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Memory card
(microSDTM)
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarise yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
Shutter button
POWER button
Flash
AF-assist light/
timer lamp
Front display
Lens
Speaker
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Tripod mount
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable and A/V cable
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Camera layout
Status lamp
t Blinking: When saving a photo or video, being
read by a computer or printer, or out of focus
t Steady: When connecting to a computer or in
focus
Microphone
Zoom button
t Zoom in or out
t Zoom in on part of a photo or
view files as thumbnails
1
2
Main display*
* Referred to “Touch screen”
in this manual
Playback button
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Icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon
Description
Icon
Photo styles
A
Display type
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Internal memory
Motion recognition
M Shooting options and settings menu
Memory card inserted
t
t
t
B
A. Status icons
Icon
p
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
: Charging needed
Zoom ratio
Description
Shooting mode
Voice memo
Aperture and shutter speed
Auto focus frame
Photo resolution
Camera shake
Video resolution
Option set 1 (of 3)
Metering
Current date and time
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
Grid lines
Frame rate
Exposure value
ISO speed
White balance
Face detection
B. Option icons (touch)
Icon
Description
Flash option
Burst mode
Auto focus option
Image adjustment (sharpness,
contrast, saturation)
Timer option
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Description
f
Image setting options
t : Exposure value
t
: White balance
t
: ISO speed
t
: Face tone
t : Face retouch
t : Focus area option
t
: Face detection option
t
: Photo resolution
t : Video resolution
t
: Photo quality
t : Frame rate
t
: Exposure with ACB
t : Metering option
t
: Burst type
t
: Photo styles
t : Image adjustment (sharpness,
contrast, saturation)
t
: Long time shutter
t
: Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
t : Audio recording
t <>: Another row of options
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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.
Memory card
Insert a memory card with
the gold-coloured contacts
facing up.
Battery lock
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
Battery
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing up.
The internal memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Charging the battery
Turning on your camera
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.
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
t 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 accesses Playback mode
immediately.
Indicator light
t Red: Charging
t Green: Fully charged
Press and hold [P] to mute camera sounds.
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Performing the initial setup
The initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the camera's basic settings.
1
Select Language.
2
3
4
Select a language.
Select Time Zone (Time Zone).
Select a time zone and select
.
t To set the daylight-saving time, select
6
Set the date and time, select a date format, and select
.
7
8
Select Calibration.
Tap the target on the screen with your touch pen.
.
Calibration
Tap directly in the centre of the target for optimal performance.
5
Select Date & Time (Date & Time).
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Basic functions
Select
18
to switch to the Shooting mode.
Using the touch screen
Learn basic actions to use the touch screen. Use the supplied touch pen to touch or drag on the screen.
Do not use other sharp objects, such as pens or pencils, to touch the screen.
Doing so may damage the screen.
Touching
Touch an icon to select a menu or option.
t When you touch or drag on the screen, discolourations will occur. It
is not a malfunction but a characteristic of the touch screen. Touch or
drag lightly to reduce these annoying effects.
t The touch screen may not recognise your touches correctly when:
- you touch multiple items at the same time
- you use the camera in high humidity environments
- you use the camera with an LCD protection film or another LCD
accessory
t If you touch the screen with your finger, the screen may not recognise
your input.
t If you perform no operations for few seconds, the screen will dim to
save battery life.
Dragging
Drag left or right to scroll horizontally.
EV
-2
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-1
0
+1
+2
Using the touch screen
Using gestures
Perform certain functions by drawing commands on the touch
screen.
Gesture
Description
Draw a horizontal bar to right or left to view the
next or previous file.
Draw an X to delete a photo.
Draw a circle to rotate a photo.
Draw a diagonal to move the enlarged photo.
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Selecting a shooting mode
Learn how to select a shooting mode. Your camera provides you with various modes for shooting.
1
2
Select the mode icon.
Mode
Select a mode.
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Description
S
Smart Auto: Take a photo by letting the camera select
a scene mode as it detects. (p. 31)
a
Auto: Take a photo quickly and easily with minimal
settings. (p. 25)
p
Program: Take a photo by setting options. (p. 36)
s
Scene: Take a photo with options preset for a specific
scene. (p. 32)
d
DUAL IS: Take a photo with options suitable for
reducing camera shake. (p. 36)
v
Movie: Record a video. (p. 37)
Selecting a shooting mode
Selecting a shooting mode using motion
recognition
Your camera features a built-in motion sensor that allows you to
quickly switch the shooting mode by tilting the camera.
In Shooting mode, tilt the camera while touching and
holding .
Access the Movie mode (p. 37)
Access the Smart Auto mode (p. 31)
Motion recognition may not work well if you hold the camera parallel to the
ground, as shown below.
Access the Program mode (p. 36)
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Setting the dual displays and sound
Learn how to change the basic settings for the front display and touch screen according to your preferences.
Setting the front display
Set the front display to display shooting options, such as macro
or flash options. You can also inform your subject to pose for a
photo.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select
“ Front Display.
Select an option.
Front
Display
Option
t Your camera will not remember your option setting once you turn off
the camera. Set options for the front display when you turn on your
camera.
t If the camera is subjected to a strong impact, the front display may
turn on or off.
t The front display will not be available in the v and
modes or
when you connect the camera to a TV.
t When you set front display or timer options, the front display will
remain active.
t After tapping the front display or setting front display or timer options,
the date and time will not be shown.
t The front display will help you to take photos conveniently when:
- you take a self-portrait shot (p. 37)
- you use the timer options (p. 43)
- you take photos of children (p. 34)
t When using camera buttons or touch icons, the front display will not
be active.
t When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
be able to see the front display clearly.
t If you take photos using the front display, the actual photo may appear
slightly different than what you compose.
Main
Display
Description
Off: Deactivate the display of the shutter or function
information.
On: Activate the front display
Function Info: Display the flash and macro options.
Shutter Info: Display graphics for your subject to
inform your subject to pose for a photo when you
half-press [Shutter].
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Setting the dual displays and sound
Setting the display type for the touch screen
Setting the touch vibration or sound
1
In Shooting mode, select
(In Playback mode, select
Set whether your camera vibrates or emits a specified sound
when you touch on the screen.
2
Select an option.
Front
Display
“ Main Display.
.)
1
2
In Shooting or Playback mode, select M.
Select
Main
Display
“ Haptic&Sound.
Volume
: Medium
Haptic Strength
Off
Haptic&Sound
Haptic
Shutter Sound
Sound
Start Sound
All
1/2
Option
Description
3
Full: Display the name of an option when you select an
icon.
Select an option.
Basic: Display icons without the name of an option. This
option is available only in Playback mode.
Hide: Hide icons on the screen if you perform no
operations for 3 seconds (touch the screen to display
icons again).
Guide Line: Display grid lines. The grid lines are helpful
for getting the photo aligned with a surface, such as the
horizon or the edges of buildings. This option is available
only in Shooting mode.
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Option
Description
Off
The camera will neither vibrate nor sound.
Haptic
The camera will vibrate.
Sound
The camera will sound.
All
The camera will vibrate and sound
simultaneously.
Select
24
to return to the previous mode.
Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode.
1
Make sure that the camera is in the a mode (Auto), the
camera’s default shooting mode.
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
t A green frame means the subject in focus.
t If not, select the mode icon “a.
F3.5
1/30s
2
4
Press [Shutter] to take a photo.
Align your subject in the frame.
See page 28 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Digital zoom
Zooming
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 4.6X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 23 times.
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.
Push [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Push [Zoom] left
to zoom out.
Zoom indicator
Zoom ratio
Digital range
Optical range
Zoom out
Zoom in
t The digital zoom is not available when using S, d, s (in some
scenes), and v modes and when used with Face Detection.
t It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
The zoom ratio available for videos differs.
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Taking photos
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
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t OIS may not function properly when:
- 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 you select Night in the s
mode)
- the battery is low
- you take a close-up shot
t 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.
t If the camera is impacted, the display will be blurry. In this case, turn
off the camera and turn it on again to use the OIS function correctly.
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
Before correction
1
2
After correction
In Shooting mode, select f “ > (once or twice) “
.
Select an option.
Option
Description
Off: Deactivate the OIS function.
On: Activate the OIS function.
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Tips for getting a clearer photo
Holding your camera correctly
Reducing camera shake
t Set the Optical Image Stabilisation option to
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 27)
t Select the d mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 36)
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
When h is displayed
Half-pressing the shutter button
F3.5
1/30s
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. Focus and exposure will be
adjusted automatically.
F3.5
1/30s
Camera shake
The aperture value and shutter
speed are automatically set.
Focus frame
t Press [Shutter] to take the
photo if displayed in green.
t Change the frame and
half-press [Shutter] again if
displayed in red.
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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.
t Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 45)
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
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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
-
t When you take photos in low light
(When your subject is wearing a colour of clothing that is similar to the
background)
the light source behind the subject is too bright
the subject is shiny
the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
the subject is not positioned in the centre of the frame
Turn on the flash.
(p. 45)
t When subjects are moving fast
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 59)
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.
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Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.
Shooting modes …………………………………………… 31
Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………………
Using the Scene mode ………………………………………
Using the Beauty Shot mode ………………………………
Using the frame guide ………………………………………
Using the Children mode ……………………………………
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode …………………
Using the DUAL IS mode ……………………………………
Using the Program mode ……………………………………
Taking a self-portrait shot ……………………………………
Recording a video ……………………………………………
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32
33
34
34
35
36
36
37
37
Recording voice memos ………………………………… 39
Recording a voice memo …………………………………… 39
Adding a voice memo to a photo ………………………… 39
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Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Using the Smart Auto mode
Icon
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a detected type of scene. It will be
helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various
scenes.
1
2
Description
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
Appears when taking portraits at night.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes with
backlighting.
In Shooting mode, select a “ S.
Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.
Align your subject in the frame.
Appears when taking portraits.
t The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
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 colourful
subjects.
Appears when taking close-up portraits of people.
Icon
Description
Appears when the camera and subject are stable for
a while.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Appears when taking photos of bright backgrounds.
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Shooting modes
3
4
2
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
This mode allows you to choose an appropriate scene for a
variety of situations.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Scene
t If the camera does not recognise a proper scene mode, S will not
change and the default settings will be used.
t Even if there is a face detected, the camera may not select a portrait
mode depending on the subject's position or lighting.
t The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
environments, such as camera shake, lighting and distance to the
subject.
t Even if you use a tripod, the mode may not be detected depending
on the subject's movement.
t For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot
mode” on page 33.
t For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide” on
page 34.
t For the Night mode, see “Adjusting the exposure in the Night
mode” on page 35.
t For the Children mode, see “Using the Children mode” on
page 34.
Using the Scene mode
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
1
Select a scene.
In Shooting mode, select a “s.
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Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Shooting modes
3
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
1
2
To hide facial imperfections, select f “
option.
“an
t Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
imperfections.
In Shooting mode, select a “ s “ .
To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
only), select f “
“an option.
t Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
Level 2
Level 2
4
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
5
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
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Shooting modes
Using the frame guide
Using the Children mode
When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can
compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame
guide will help the other person take a photo of you by showing
the part of the pre-composed scene.
In this mode, you can draw children’s attention to the camera by
showing a short animation on the front display.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select a “ s “
1
In Shooting mode, select a “ s “
.
t An animation will play.
t If the front display is turned off, tap the front display to turn it
on.
.
Align your subject in the frame and press [Shutter].
t Transparent guides will appear on the left and right of the
frame.
Cancel Frame: Back
3
4
2
3
Ask another person to take a photo.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter].
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
t The person must align the subject in the frame by using the
guides, and then press [Shutter] to take the photo.
To cancel the guides, select
You can download animations from the website.
Visit www.samsung.com or www.samsungcamera.com for more information.
.
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Shooting modes
4
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode
Select f “
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.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select a “ s “
Select f “
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
.
1.0
2.0
4.0
8.0
16.0
“Aperture.
Aperture
5
6
Shutter
Speed
7
3
“Shutter Speed.
Select a value to adjust the shutter speed and select
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
Select an option.
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Shooting modes
Using the DUAL IS mode
Using the Program mode
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilisation functions.
Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value)
in the Program mode.
1
2
Before correction
1
2
3
In Shooting mode, select a “ p.
Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting
options.”)
After correction
In Shooting mode, select a “d.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
t The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
t The camera will correct photos optically only when you take them with
a light source that is brighter than fluorescent light.
t If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
t Set the Optical Image Stabilisation option to reduce camera shake in
different shooting modes. (p. 27)
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Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Shooting modes
4
Taking a self-portrait shot
Take photos of yourself conveniently using the front display.
1
Half-press [Shutter] or select
take another photo.
In Shooting mode, tap the front display to turn it on.
on the touch screen to
t You can use this function when the front display option is set to
.
(p. 23)
t If you use this function, you cannot set face detection options.
t The focus frame to detect faces will not appear in the shooting mode
that does not support face detection options.
t You can tap the front display to turn it on or off.
t Your camera will detect your face automatically and display a
frame to indicate the detected face.
t The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects
a smiling face.
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.
t H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format
established by international standard organisations ISO/IEC and ITU-T.
t When the Optical Image Stabilisation (
) is activated, your video
may be recorded with the OIS operation sound.
2
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
1
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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In Shooting mode, select a “ v.
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Shooting modes
2
Select f “
per second).
“a frame rate (the number of frames
t As the number of frames increases, action appears more
natural, but the file size is increased.
4
5
6
Set other options as desired. (For options, refer to
“Shooting options.”)
Press [Shutter] to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
30 FPS
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favourite scenes as
a single video.
Select
to pause while recording. Select
is available only when the video resolution is 320 x 240.
3
Select f “ > “
Option
“a sound option.
Stop: Shutter
Description
Off: Record a video without sound.
On: Record a video with sound. (While you are
zooming, sound recording will be interrupted.)
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to resume.
Recording voice memos
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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.
Recording a voice memo
1
In Shooting mode, select f “ > “
Adding a voice memo to a photo
“
1
.
In Shooting mode, select f “ > “
3
4
Press [Shutter] to record.
t Select to pause and to resume.
t The available recording time will be displayed on the top of
the screen.
t You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
2
3
Align your subject in the frame and take a photo.
t You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the
photo.
Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
t Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
Press [Shutter] to stop.
Select
.
Memo
Record
2
“
to switch to Shooting mode.
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Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in Shooting mode.
Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 41
Selecting a resolution ………………………… 41
Selecting image quality ………………………… 42
Using the timer ……………………………… 43
Shooting in the dark …………………………
Preventing red-eye ……………………………
Using the flash …………………………………
Adjusting the ISO speed ………………………
45
45
45
46
Changing the camera’s focus ………………
Using macro ……………………………………
Using auto focus ………………………………
Using smart touch focus ………………………
Using one touch shooting ……………………
Adjusting the focus area ………………………
47
47
47
48
49
49
Using face detection …………………………
Detecting faces …………………………………
Taking a smile shot ……………………………
Detecting eye blinking …………………………
Using smart face recognition …………………
Registering faces as your favourites (My Star)
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50
51
51
52
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Adjusting brightness and colour …………
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …………
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) …………
Changing the metering option …………………
Selecting a light source (White balance) ………
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54
55
56
57
Using burst modes ………………………… 59
Improving your photos ………………………
Applying photo styles …………………………
Defining your own RGB tone …………………
Adjusting your photos …………………………
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60
60
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Selecting a resolution
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Option
Description
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.
4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper.
When taking a photo:
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper.
1
In Shooting mode, select f “> “
(In some modes, select f “ .)
2
Select an option.
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.
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 an email.
3840 X 2160
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Selecting a resolution and quality
When recording a video:
1
2
In the v mode, select f “
Selecting image quality
Photos you take are compressed and saved in JPEG format.
Higher quality images will result in larger sizes.
.
Select an option.
1280 X 720 HQ
1
In Shooting mode, select f “ > “
(In some modes, select f “ .)
2
Select an option.
Fine
Option
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Description
1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an
HDTV.
1280 X 720: Play back on an HDTV.
Option
Description
640 X 480: Play back on a general TV.
Super Fine
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
Fine
Normal
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.
Using the timer
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Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select
3
.
Select an option.
Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
t The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will
automatically take a photo at the specified time.
t The front display will start the countdown a few seconds
before shooting. Tap the front display to turn it on or off.
Off
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.
4
Half-press [Shutter] or select
take another photo.
Motion Timer: Detect your movement and then take
a photo. (p. 44)
t Select the timer icon or press [Shutter] to cancel the timer.
t Depending on the selected face defection option, the timer is not
available or some timer options are not available.
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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on the touch screen to
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Using the timer
5
Using the motion timer
1
2
3
4
In Shooting mode, select
“
.
Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/timer lamp
is blinking.
t The AF-assist light/timer lamp will stop blinking just before the
camera automatically takes a photo.
Press [Shutter].
Stand within 3 m from the camera within 6 seconds after
pressing [Shutter].
Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate
the timer.
t The AF-assist light/timer lamp will start to blink rapidly when
the camera detects you.
The motion timer may not work when:
t you are more than 3 m away from the camera
t your movements are too subtle
t there is too much light or backlight
The detection range of
the motion timer
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Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.
Preventing red-eye
Using the flash
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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.
Saps
Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need
more light on your photos.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select
.
Select an option.
Auto
Option
Description
Off:
t The flash will not fire.
t Camera shake warning (
shooting in low light.
) will be displayed when
Auto: The camera will select a proper flash setting for
the detected scene in the S mode.
Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
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Shooting in the dark
Option
Description
Adjusting the ISO speed
Red-eye*:
t The flash fires when the subject or background is
dark.
t The camera reduces red-eyes.
The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as
defined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your
camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better
photo without using the flash.
Fill in:
t The flash always fires.
t Light intensity is adjusted automatically.
Slow Sync:
t The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
t Select this when you want to capture ambient light
to reveal more details in the background.
t Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select f “
p
.
Select an option.
t Select
to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the
brightness of the subject and lighting.
Red-eye Fix*:
t The flash fires when the subject or background is
dark.
t The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
software analysis.
Auto
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.
The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get.
t Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select Blink
Detection.
t Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 102)
t If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may appear
on your photo.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus according to your subjects.
Using macro
Using auto focus
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Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers
or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.”
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To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select
.
Select an option.
Normal (AF)
Option
Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 80 cm.
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm
(farther than 50 cm when using zoom).
t 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.
Macro: Focus on a subject 5 - 80 cm (50 - 80 cm
when using zoom).
Super Macro: Focus on a subject between 3 to 8 cm
(unavailable when using zoom).
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using smart touch focus
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t If you do not touch any area on the screen, the focus frame will
appear in the centre of the screen.
t Tracking a subject may fail when:
- the subject is too small or the subject moves
- the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
- colours 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.
t If the camera fails to track the subject, you must reselect the subject
to track.
t If the camera fails to fix the focus, the focus frame will change to a red
single-line frame.
t If you use this function, you cannot set face detection and photo style
options.
Smart Touch AF allows you to track and auto focus on your
subject, even when you are moving.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select f “
“
.
Touch the subject you want to track in the touch area
(indicated by a frame).
t A focus frame will appear on the subject and will follow the
subject as you move the camera.
t The white frame means that your camera is tracking the
subject.
t The green frame means that your subject is in focus when you
half-press [Shutter].
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using one touch shooting
Adjusting the focus area
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You can focus on your subject and take a photo with a touch of
your finger.
You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
1
2
3
1
2
In Shooting mode, select f “
“ .
Touch a subject to focus.
In Shooting mode, select f “
.
Select an option.
Touch and hold the subject to take the photo.
t Touch and hold until the level indicator fills up.
Center AF
Option
Description
Center AF: Focus on the centre (suitable when
subjects are located in the centre).
Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas.
When you use face detection, you should touch and hold the image of
detected face. If you touch and hold any other area, the frame to detect faces
will change to a normal frame.
One Touch Shooting: Focus on the subject by
touching the image on the screen. Touch and hold the
subject to take the photo.
Smart Touch AF: Focus on and track the subject that
you touch on the screen. (p. 48)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using face detection
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If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera
adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to
capture a smiling face. You can also use Smart Face Recognition to register faces and prioritise the focus on them.
t In some scene modes, face detection is unavailable.
t Face detection may not be effective when:
- the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear
orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection)
- it is too bright or too dark
- the subject is not facing the camera
- the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
- the subject is in backlighting or the lighting condition is unstable
- the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably
t Face detection is not available when using a photo style.
t When you use the face detection option, the digital zoom will not
work.
t Depending on the selected face defection option, the timer is not
available or some timer options are not available.
t Depending on the selected face defection option, some burst options
are not available.
t When you take photos of detected faces, they will be registered in
the face list.
t You can view registered faces in order of priority in Playback mode.
(p. 66) Even though faces are registered successfully, they may not be
classified in Playback mode.
t The detected face in Shooting mode may not appear in the face list
or Smart Album.
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Detecting faces
Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 human
faces).
In Shooting mode, select f “
“ . The nearest face
appears in a white focus frame and the rest of the faces appear in
gray focus frames.
Shooting options
t The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera will detect
faces.
t If you want to focus faces in gray focus frames, touch them to focus.
t When you use the burst option, the detected faces may not be
registered.
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Using face detection
Taking a smile shot
Detecting eye blinking
The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a
smiling face.
If your camera detects closed eyes, it will automatically take 2
photos in succession.
In Shooting mode, select f “
In Shooting mode, select f “
“ . When your subject
smiles broadly, your camera can detect the smile more easily.
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“
.
t Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen.
t When blink detection fails, “Picture taken with eyes closed.”
message appears. Take another photo.
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Using face detection
Using smart face recognition
t The camera may recognise and register faces incorrectly depending
on lighting conditions, remarkable changes in the subject's pose or
face, and whether or not the subject is wearing glasses.
t The camera can automatically register up to 14 faces. If the camera
recognises a new face when there are 14 registered faces, it will
replace the face in the lowest priority with the new one.
t The camera can detect up to 10 faces and register 5 faces in one
scene.
The camera automatically registers faces that you frequently
photograph. This feature will automatically prioritise the focus
on those faces and favourite faces. This feature is available only
when you use a memory card.
In Shooting mode, select f “
“ . The nearest face
appears in a white focus frame and the rest of the faces appear in
gray focus frames.
t
: Indicate favourite faces
(To register favourite faces, see page 53).
t : Indicate faces that the camera automatically registers.
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Using face detection
Registering faces as your favourites (My Star)
You can register your favourite faces to prioritise the focus and
exposure on those faces. This feature is available only when you
use a memory card.
1
2
In Shooting mode, select f “
“
3
4
Select
to register the face as one of your favourites.
Select
when the face list appears.
t Your favourite faces are indicated with a
on the face list.
t You can register up to 6 favourite faces.
t The flash option will be set to Off.
t If you register the same face twice, you can delete one of the faces
in the face list.
.
Align your subject and press [Shutter] to register the
face.
t You can register up to 5 photos for one face. For better
recognition of the face, take photos of the left, right, and front
of the subject's face.
Viewing your favourite faces
In Shooting mode, select f “
t Select
“
.
to change the ranking of your favourite faces.
See page 65 for more information about the face list.
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Adjusting brightness and colour
Learn how to adjust the brightness and colour for better image quality.
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV)
pdv
3
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos
may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the
exposure to get a better photo.
Darker (-)
1
2
Neutral (0)
Select
Brighter (+)
In Shooting mode, select f “
t Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You
may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure
or underexposure.
t If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracket). The camera takes photos with different exposures:
normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 59)
.
Select a value to adjust the exposure.
t +: brighter, -: darker
EV
-2
-1
0
.
t The adjusted exposure value will appear as shown below.
+1
+2
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Adjusting brightness and colour
Compensating for backlighting (ACB)
p
Option
When the light source is behind your subject or there is high
contrast between your subject and the background, your subject
is likely to appear dark in the photo. In this case, set the Auto
Contrast Balance (ACB) option.
Description
Off: ACB is off.
On: ACB is on.
t The ACB feature is always on in the a mode.
t This feature is not available when Continuous, Motion Capture, or
AEB is in use.
Without ACB
1
2
With ACB
In Shooting mode, select f “>“
.
Select an option.
Off
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Adjusting brightness and c