Samsung NX11 User manual

User Manual
This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera.
Please read this manual thoroughly.
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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.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Incompatible
batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your
camera.
Safety warnings
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
Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable
chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
materials in the same compartment as the camera or its accessories.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small
children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury
if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present physical
dangers as well.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
• Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations when
disposing of used batteries.
• Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, such as
microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when
overheated.
• Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet when
charging batteries. This may cause fire or electric shock.
Safety precautions
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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Health and safety information
• 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.
• Prolonged usage of the camera may overheat the battery and raise
the internal temperature of the camera. If the camera stops operating,
remove the battery and allow it to cool down.
• Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on beaches or
• Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause allergic
reactions, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with sensitive
skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the camera
immediately and consult a doctor.
• Do not use batteries for unintended purposes. This 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.
• Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
in other similar areas.
• Protect your camera 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.
• Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury to
yourself or others.
• Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and prevent
proper operation.
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Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
• Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0 ºC/32 ºF or above 40 ºC/104 ºF). 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. Also, this may
cause fire or electric shock.
• 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.
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Health and safety information
• 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.
• Insert the memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory
card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory
card.
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.
• 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. Format the memory card with your camera.
• Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera, cause injury,
or void your warranty.
Protect your camera’s lens
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor the
image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
• Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your lens with
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged
before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm and
humid one, condensation may 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.
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.
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Indications used in this manual
Icons used in this manual
Shooting mode
Indication
Sound picture
N
Additional information
Panorama
p
Safety warnings and precautions
Scene
s
[ ]
Camera buttons. For example, [Shutter] represents the
shutter button.
Movie
v
( )
Page number of related information
►
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select 1 ► Quality
(represents select 1, and then Quality).
Icon
*
Function
Abbreviation
Annotation
Shooting mode indications
Shooting mode
Abbreviations used in this manual
Indication
Definition
AE
Auto Exposure
AF
Auto Focus
BKT
Bracketing
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
Smart Auto
t
FA
Focus Aid
Program
P
MF
Manual Focus
Aperture Priority
A
OIS
Optical Image Stabilization
Shutter Priority
S
Manual
M
ISO
Lens Priority
i
International Organization for
Standardization's measure for light
sensitivity
WB
White Balance
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Contents
Tips
Chapter 1
Concepts in Photography
My Camera
Shooting postures ....................................................................... 11
Getting started ............................................................................ 25
Unpacking ..................................................................................... 25
Camera layout ............................................................................. 26
Holding the camera ......................................................................... 11
Standing photography..................................................................... 11
Crouching photography .................................................................. 12
Aperture ....................................................................................... 12
Aperture value and the depth of field ............................................... 13
Shutter speed .............................................................................. 14
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................. 15
How the aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
control exposure ......................................................................... 16
Display icons ............................................................................... 29
In Shooting mode .......................................................................... 29
Capturing photos ............................................................................ 29
Recording videos ............................................................................ 30
In Playback mode .......................................................................... 31
Viewing photos ............................................................................... 31
Playing videos ................................................................................. 31
Correlation between focal length, angle, and perspective ....... 17
Lenses.......................................................................................... 32
Lens layout .................................................................................... 32
Depth of field ............................................................................... 18
Locking or unlocking the lens .......................................................... 33
What controls out-of-focus effects? ................................................ 18
DOF preview ................................................................................... 20
Lens markings ............................................................................... 35
Composition ................................................................................ 20
Rule of Thirds .................................................................................. 20
Photos with two subjects ................................................................ 21
Flash............................................................................................. 22
Optional accessories ..................................................................
External flash layout .......................................................................
Connecting the flash ......................................................................
GPS module layout........................................................................
Attaching the GPS module ............................................................
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Flash guide number......................................................................... 22
Bounce Photography ...................................................................... 23
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Shooting modes .......................................................................... 39
t Smart Auto mode ................................................................ 39
P Program mode .......................................................................... 40
Program Shift ..................................................................................
A Aperture Priority mode ..............................................................
S Shutter Priority mode .................................................................
M Manual mode ...........................................................................
Framing mode.................................................................................
Using bulb.......................................................................................
i Lens Priority mode ...................................................................
Using the i-Scene mode ..................................................................
Using i-Function in PASM modes .................................................
Available options ............................................................................
N Sound Picture mode .............................................................
p Panorama mode ....................................................................
s Scene mode .......................................................................
v Movie mode ............................................................................
Available functions by shooting mode ............................................
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Chapter 2
Shooting Functions
Size ..............................................................................................
Photo size options .........................................................................
Video size options .........................................................................
Quality ..........................................................................................
Photo quality options .....................................................................
Video quality options .....................................................................
ISO sensitivity ..............................................................................
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White Balance (light source) ....................................................... 54
White Balance options ................................................................... 54
Customizing preset options ............................................................. 55
Picture Wizard (photo styles)...................................................... 57
Color space ................................................................................. 58
AF mode ......................................................................................
Single AF .......................................................................................
Continuous AF...............................................................................
Manual focus .................................................................................
AF area .........................................................................................
Selection AF ..................................................................................
Multi AF .........................................................................................
Face detection AF .........................................................................
Self-portrait AF ..............................................................................
AF priority ....................................................................................
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MF assist ..................................................................................... 65
Drive (shooting method) .............................................................
Single ............................................................................................
Continuous ....................................................................................
Burst .............................................................................................
Timer .............................................................................................
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE BKT) ..............................................
White Balance Bracketing (WB BKT) .............................................
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz BKT) ..........................................
Bracketing setting..........................................................................
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Flash.............................................................................................
Flash options .................................................................................
Correcting the red-eye effect .........................................................
Using the built-in flash ...................................................................
Adjusting the flash intensity............................................................
Metering .......................................................................................
Spot ..............................................................................................
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Measuring the exposure value of the focua area ............................ 73
Center-weighted ............................................................................ 74
Multi .............................................................................................. 74
Smart Range ................................................................................ 75
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)................................................
OIS options ...................................................................................
Exposure compensation .............................................................
EV step .........................................................................................
Exposure/Focus lock ..................................................................
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Video functions............................................................................
Movie AE mode .............................................................................
Fader.............................................................................................
Wind cut........................................................................................
Auto focus .....................................................................................
Voice .............................................................................................
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Playback/Editing
Searching and managing files ....................................................
Viewing photos ..............................................................................
Viewing image thumbnails .............................................................
Viewing files by category in Smart Album.......................................
Protecting files ...............................................................................
Deleting files ..................................................................................
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Deleting a single file ......................................................................... 83
Deleting multiple files ....................................................................... 84
Deleting all files................................................................................ 84
Viewing photos ............................................................................
Enlarging a photo ..........................................................................
Viewing a slide show .....................................................................
Highlight ........................................................................................
Auto rotating..................................................................................
Playing videos .............................................................................
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Video viewing controls..................................................................... 87
Trimming a video during playback .................................................. 87
Capturing an image during playback ............................................. 88
Editing photos ............................................................................. 89
Options ......................................................................................... 89
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Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Camera settings menu
Connecting to external devices
User settings .............................................................................. 92
EV step ......................................................................................... 92
ISO custimizing.............................................................................. 92
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV .................................................. 103
Viewing files on a TV .................................................................... 103
Viewing files on an HDTV ............................................................. 104
Printing photos .......................................................................... 105
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ............................ 105
ISO step.......................................................................................... 92
Auto ISO range ............................................................................... 92
Noise reduction .............................................................................
AF assist light ................................................................................
User display...................................................................................
Key mapping .................................................................................
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Setting 1....................................................................................... 95
Setting 2....................................................................................... 97
Setting 3....................................................................................... 98
Setting 4..................................................................................... 100
Setting 5..................................................................................... 101
Configuring print settings .............................................................. 106
Creating a print order (DPOF)....................................................... 106
DPOF options ............................................................................... 107
Transferring files to your computer .......................................... 108
Transferring files to your Windows computer ............................... 108
Connecting the camera as a removable disk ................................. 108
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................................. 109
Transferring files to your Mac computer ....................................... 109
Editing photos on a PC ............................................................. 110
Installing software ........................................................................ 110
Programs contained on the CD .....................................................
Using Intelli-studio .......................................................................
Requirements................................................................................
Using the Intelli-studio Interface .....................................................
Transferring files using Intelli-studio................................................
Using Samsung RAW Converter ..................................................
Requirements for Windows ...........................................................
Requirements for Mac ...................................................................
Using the Samsung RAW Converter Interface ...............................
Editing RAW format files ................................................................
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Chapter 6
Appendix
Error messages ......................................................................... 119
Maintaining the camera ............................................................ 120
Cleaning the camera.................................................................... 120
Camera lens and display ............................................................... 120
About the image sensor ................................................................ 120
Camera body ................................................................................ 120
Using or storing the camera.........................................................
About memory card.....................................................................
Supported memory card ...............................................................
Memory card capacity...................................................................
Cautions when using memory cards .............................................
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About the battery ...................................................................... 125
Battery specifications .................................................................. 125
Battery life ................................................................................... 125
Notes about charging the battery .................................................. 126
Before contacting a service center .......................................... 128
Camera specifications .............................................................. 131
Lens specifications ................................................................... 135
Glossary ..................................................................................... 137
Optional accessories ................................................................ 142
Index .......................................................................................... 143
FCC notice ................................................................................. 146
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Concepts in Photography
Shooting postures
A correct posture for stabilizing the camera is necessary for taking a
good photo. Even if you hold a camera correctly, the wrong posture
can cause the camera to shake. Stand up straight and remain still to
maintain a steady base for your camera. When shooting with a low
shutter speed, hold your breath to minimize body movement.
Standing photography
Compose your shot; stand up straight with your feet shoulder-length
apart, and keep your elbows pointed down.
Holding the camera
Hold the camera with your right hand and place you right index finger
on the shutter button. Place your left hand under the lens for support.
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Crouching photography
Compose your shot, crouch with one knee touching the ground, and
keep a straight posture.
Aperture
The aperture, a hole that controls the amount of light that enters the
camera, is one of the three factors that determine the exposure. The
aperture housing contains thin, metal plates that open and close to let
light through the aperture and into 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.
Aperture sizes
Minimum aperture
Darker photo
(aperture opened slightly)
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Medium aperture
Maximum aperture
Brighter photo
(aperture opened wide)
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The size of the aperture is represented by a value known as an
“F-number.” The f-number represents the focal length divided by the
diameter of the lens. For example, if a lens with a 50 mm focal length
has an f-number of F2, the diameter of the aperture is 25 mm. (50
mm/25 mm=F2) The smaller the f-number, the greater the size of the
aperture.
Aperture value and the depth of field
You can blur or sharpen the background of a photo by controlling the
aperture. It is closely related to the depth of field (DOF), which can be
expressed as small or large.
The opening in the aperture is described as the Exposure Value (EV).
Increasing the Exposure Value (+1 EV) means the amount of light
doubles. Decreasing the Exposure Value (-1 EV) means the amount of
light halves. You can also use the exposure compensation feature to
fine-tune the amount of light by subdividing exposure values into 1/2,
1/3 EV, and so on.
+1 EV
F1.4
-1 EV
F2
A photo with a large DOF
F2.8
F4
F5.6
F8
A photo with a small DOF
The aperture housing contains several blades. These blades move together
and control the amount of light passing through the center of the aperture.
The number of blades also affects the shape of light when shooting night
scenes. If an aperture has an even number of blades, light divides into an
equal number of sections. If the number of blades is odd, the number of
sections is double the number of blades.
Exposure Value Steps
For example, an aperture with 8 blades divides light into 8 sections and an
aperture with 7 blades into 14 sections.
7 blades
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Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close
the shutter, and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it
controls the amount of light which passes through the aperture before it
reaches the image sensor.
Usually, the shutter speed is manually adjustable. The measurement
of the shutter speed is known as the “Exposure Value” (EV), which is
marked in intervals of 1 s, 1/2 s, 1/4 s, 1/8 s, 1/15 s, 1/1000 s, 1/2000 s,
and so on.
The numbers indicated on the camera are the denominators of
exposure values, which means that the higher the number, the less light
will be let in. Likewise, the smaller the EV number, the more light will be
let in.
As the photos below illustrate, a slow shutter speed allows more time
to let light in, so the photo becomes brighter. On the other hand, a fast
shutter speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes
darker and more easily freezes subjects in motion.
+1 EV
Exposure
-1 EV
0.8 s
1s
1/2 s
1/4 s
1/8 s
1/15 s
0.004 s
1/30 s
Shutter Speed
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ISO sensitivity
The exposure of an image is determined by the sensitivity of the
camera. This sensitivity is based on international film standards, known
as ISO standards. On digital cameras, this sensitivity rating is used
to represent the sensitivity of the digital mechanism that captures the
image.
Because a low ISO sensitivity means the camera will be less sensitive
to light, you need more light to have an optimal exposure. When using
a low ISO sensitivity, open the aperture more or reduce the shutter
speed to allow more light to enter the camera. For example, on a sunny
day when light is abundant, a low ISO sensitivity does not require a low
shutter speed. However, in a dark place or at night, a low ISO sensitivity
and a fast shutter speed will result in a blurry photo.
ISO sensitivity doubles as the number doubles. For example, an ISO
200 setting is capable of capturing images at twice the speed of an ISO
100 setting. However, higher ISO settings can result in “noise”—small
specks, spots, and other phenomena in a photo that give the shot
a noisy or dirty appearance. As a general rule, it is best to use a low
ISO setting to prevent noise in your photos, unless you are shooting in
darkened environments or at night.
A photo captured with a tripod and
high sensitivity
A blurred photo with a low ISO sensitivity
Changes in the quality and brightness according to ISO sensitivity
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How the aperture setting, shutter speed,
and ISO sensitivity control exposure
The aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity are closely
interconnected in photography. The aperture setting controls the
opening that regulates the light that enters the camera, while the shutter
speed determines the length of time that light is allowed to enter.
ISO sensitivity determines the speed at which the film reacts to light.
Together, these three aspects are described as the triangle of exposure.
A change in shutter speed, aperture value, or ISO sensitivity can be
offset by adjustments to the others to maintain the amount of light.
The results, however, change according to the settings. For example,
shutter speed is useful in expressing movement, aperture can control
the depth of field, and ISO sensitivity can control the graininess of a
photo.
Settings
Results
Settings
Shutter speed
Results
Fast speed
= less light
Slow speed
= more light
Fast = still
Slow = blurry
ISO sensitivity
High sensitivity
= more sensitive to light
Low sensitivity
= less sensitive to light
High = more grainy
Low = less grainy
Aperture
Wide aperture
= more light
Narrow aperture
= less light
Wide = small depth of field
Narrow = large depth of field
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Correlation between focal length, angle,
and perspective
Long focal length
telephoto lens
Focal length, which is measured in millimeters, is the distance between
the middle of the lens to its focal point. It affects the angle and
perspective of captured images. A short focal length translates into a
wide angle, which allows you to capture a wide shot. A long focal length
translates into a narrow angle, which allows you to capture telephoto
shots.
telephoto shot
narrow angle
Short focal length
Look at these photos below and compare the changes.
wide-angle lens
wide shot
wide angle
18 mm angle
55 mm angle
200 mm angle
Normally, a lens with a wide angle is suitable for shooting landscapes and
a lens with a narrow angle is recommended for shooting sports events or
portraits.
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What controls out-of-focus effects?
Depth of field
Portraits or still-life photos mostly acclaimed by people are the ones on
which the background is out of focus so the subject looks pronounced.
Depending on the focused areas, a photo can be blurred or sharpened.
This is called ‘a low DOF’ or ‘a high DOF’.
The depth of field is the focused area around the subject. Therefore,
a small DOF signifies that the focused area is narrow and a large DOF
means the focused area is wide.
DOF depends on aperture value
The wider the aperture is (namely the lower the aperture value), the
lower the DOF becomes. Under the condition where the other values
including shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are equal, a low aperture
value leads to a photo with a low DOF.
A photo with a small DOF, which stresses the subject and makes the
rest of it blurred, can be obtained by using a telescope lens or selecting
a low aperture value. Conversely, a photo with a large DOF which
shows all the elements on the photo sharply focused can be achieved
by using a wide angle lens or selecting a high aperture value.
55 mm F5.7
Small Depth of Field
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55 mm F22
Large Depth of Field
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DOF depends on focal length
The longer the focal length is, the lower the DOF gets. A telescope lens
with a longer focal length than a telescope lens with a short focal length
is better to capture a photo of a low DOF.
DOF depends on the distance between the subject and
the camera
The shorter the distance between the subject and the camera is, the
lower the DOF gets. Therefore, taking a photo close to a subject can
result in a photo of low DOF.
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope lens
A photo captured with a 18 mm telescope
lens
A photo captured with a 100 mm
telescope lens
A photo captured close to the subject
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DOF preview
You can use the Depth preview button to get an idea of what your shot
will look like before shooting. When you press the button, the camera
adjusts the aperture to the predefined settings and shows the results on
the screen.
Composition
It is fun to capture a photo of the beauty of world with a camera. No
matter how the world is beautiful, however, a poor composition cannot
capture the beauty of it.
When it comes to composition, it is very important to prioritize subjects.
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo.
Usually, abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
Rule of Thirds
To use the rule of thirds, divide the image into a 3x3 pattern of equal
rectangles.
To compose photos that best emphasize the subject, make sure the
subject is located at one of the corners of the center rectangle.
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Using the rule of thirds will create photos with stable and compelling
compositions. Below are a few examples.
Photos with two subjects
If your subject is in one corner of the photo, it creates an unbalanced
composition. You can stabilize the photo by capturing a second subject
in the opposite corner to balance the weight of the photo.
Subject 2
Subject 1
Unstable
Subject 2
Subject 1
Stable
When taking landscape photos, centering the horizon will create an
unbalanced effect. Give more weight to the photo by moving the
horizon up or down.
Subject 1
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 2
Unstable
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Flash guide number
Flash
Light is one of the most important components in photography. It’s
not easy, however, to have an enough amount of light anytime and
anywhere. Making use of a flash allows you to optimize light settings
and create a variety of effects.
Flash, also known as strobe or speed light, helps to create adequate
exposure in low-light conditions. It is also useful in light-abundant
situations. For example, flash can be used in compensating the
exposure of a subject’s shadow or capturing clearly both the subject
and the background in backlit conditions.
The model number of a flash refers to the flash’s power, and the
maximum amount of light created is represented by a value known
as a “guide number.” The bigger the guide number, the more light is
emitted from the flash. The guide number is achieved by multiplying the
distance from the flash to the subject and the aperture value when the
ISO sensitivity is set to 100.
Guide number = Flash to Subject Distance X Aperture value
Aperture value = Guide number / Flash to Subject Distance
Flash to Subject Distance = Guide number / Aperture value
Therefore, if you know the guide number of a flash, you can estimate an
optimum flash to subject distance when setting the flash manually. For
example, if a flash has a guide number of GN 20 and is 4 meters away
from the subject, the optimal aperture value is F 5.0.
Before correction
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Concepts in Photography
Bounce Photography
Bounce photography refers to the method of photography which
redirects the light from the subject to the ceiling or walls so that the
light spreads evenly. Normally, photos captured with flash may appear
unnatural and cast shadows. Subjects in photos captured with bounce
photography cast no shadows and look smooth due to evenly spread
light.
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Chapter 1
My Camera
Learn about your camera’s layout, display icons, basic functions, supplied lens,
and optional accessories.
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My Camera
Getting started
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
(including the body cap, eye-cup,
and hot-shoe cover)
USB cable
Recharable battery
Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
User manual Basic Operation
Strap
Battery cradle/AC power cable
• The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
• You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center. For information
about accessories, refer to page 142.
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My Camera
Camera layout
1 2
3
No.
4 5
17
6
7
8
16
15
1
9
10
11
14 13
2
3
No.
Name
Green button
4
Hot-shoe cover
Reset the value of Program Shift,
Picture Wizard, White Balance, Color
Temperature, Display Color, Timer,
Flash EV, Selection AF (a repositioned
focus area is moved back to the
center), or exposure compensation in
individual function menus.
5
Hot-shoe
6
Built-in flash (p. 71)
7
Speaker
8
Flash pop-up button (p. 71)
9
Microphone
10
Image sensor
11
Lens release button
12
Lens mount
13
Depth preview button (p. 20)
14
Lens mount index
15
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
16
Power switch
17
Shutter button
Jog dial
12
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Name
Move to a desired direction in the menu
screen, adjust aperture value or shutter
speed in some shooting modes, and
change the size of a focus area.
Mode dial
• t: Smart Auto mode (p. 39)
• P: Program mode (p. 40)
• A: Aperture Priority mode (p. 41)
• S: Shutter Priority mode (p. 41)
• M: Manual mode (p. 42)
• i: Lens Priority mode (p. 42)
• N: Sound Picture mode (p. 45)
• p: Panorama mode (p. 45)
• s: Scene mode (p. 46)
• v: Movie mode (p. 48)
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Camera layout
No.
15
14
3
1
13
12
2
3
4
4
5
11 10 9
No.
1
2
5
6
Drive mode button
EV adjust button W (p. 77)
Press and hold [W], and then scroll the
jog dial to adjust the exposure value.
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AEL button E (p. 94)
• In Shooting mode: Lock the
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No.
8
adjusted exposure value or focus.
• In Playback mode: Protect the
displayed file.
Memory card cover
Navigation button
• In Shooting mode
- F: Select an AF Mode
- I: Select an ISO value
- C: Select a metering mode
- w: Select a White Balance
• In other situations
Move up, down, left, right,
respectively.
8 7
6
Name
Name
OK button o
• Confirm the highlighted option or
menu.
• Allow you to select a focus area
manually.
Playback button n
Enter Playback mode.
Status lamp
• Blinking: When saving a photo,
9
10
11
shooting a video, sending data to a
computer or printer.
• Steady: When there is no data
transfer or when data transfer to a
computer or printer is complete.
Fn button f
Access major functions and fine-tune
some settings.
DISP button D
• In Shooting mode: View camera
settings and change options.
• In Playback mode: View photo
Delete/Picture Wizard button /
• In Shooting mode: Access Picture
Wizard.
• In Playback mode: Delete files.
Name
information.
12
Viewfinder
13
Eye-cup
14
Eyelet for camera strap
15
MENU button m
Acces menus.
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Camera layout
No.
9
8
7
6
1
Battery chamber cover
2
Tripod mount
3
Display
4
5
4
3
2
1
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Name
Insert a memory card and battery.
USB and A/V port
Connect the camera to other devices
via a USB A/V cable.
No.
5
Name
Shutter release port
Use a shutter release cable with a
tripod to minimize camera movement.
6
HDMI port
7
Power adapter port
8
Proximity sensor (p. 98)
Diopter adjustment dial
9
If the image is not shown clearly
through the viewfinder, scroll the
diopter adjustment dial to improve the
view.
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Display icons
In Shooting mode
2. Shooting options (right)
Capturing photos
1
Icon
2
3
1. Shooting options (left)
Icon
Description
Photo quality
Histogram (p. 93)
AF mode (p. 59)
Shooting mode
White Balance (p. 54)
Focus
White Balance micro adjustment
Flash indicator
ISO sensitivity (p. 53)
Shutter speed
Metering (p. 73)
Aperture value
Picture Wizard (p. 57)
Exposure value
Face tone
Auto exposure lock (p. 94)
Face retouch
Auto focus lock (p. 94)
Memory card not inserted
3. Shooting information
Icon
Description
Focus area option
GPS activated*
Face detection
Time
Flash option
Date
Flash intensity
Location information*
Color space
Focus aid bar (p. 65)
Smart range (p. 75)
Auto focus frame
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 76)
Spot metering area
Camera shake
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Description
Drive mode
Description
Photo size
Icon
Available number of photos
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red): Empty (recharge the
battery)
* These icons appear when you attach an optional GPS
module.
The icons displayed will change according to
the mode you select or the options you set.
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Display icons
Recording videos
1. Shooting options (left)
1
Icon
Standby
2
Description
3. Shooting information
Icon
Description
Video size
Time
Video quality
Date
Fader (p. 79)
Histogram (p. 93)
Voice recording on (p. 80)
V
Shooting mode
Cut wind sound (p. 80)
Auto focus activated
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 76)
Aperture value
3
Exposure value
2. Shooting options (right)
Icon
Auto exposure lock (p. 94)
Description
Auto focus lock (p. 94)
Drive mode
Memory card not inserted
AF mode (p. 59)
Available recording time
White Balance (p. 54)
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red): Empty (recharge the
battery)
Metering (p. 73)
Picture Wizard (p. 57)
The icons displayed will change according to
the mode you select or the options you set.
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Display icons
In Playback mode
Viewing photos
Mode
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EVC
Picture Wizard
Photo Size
Date
1
Playing videos
2
Information
Movie Size
Date
3
4
Icon
Description
Location information
Volume
No.
1
2
RGB histogram (p. 93)
Folder number - File number
Current playback time
3
Shooting mode, Metering, Flash,
White Balance, Picture Wizard,
RAW file, Focus range, Exposure value,
Photo size, Date
4
Shutter speed, Aperture value, ISO
value, Current file/The total number of
files
Protected file
Location information
Description
Volume
Sound picture file (p. 45)
Folder number - File number
Icon
Captured photo
RAW file
Print information added to file (p. 106)
Description
Stop
Pause
Video length
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO value
Current file/The total number of files
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My Camera
Lenses
You can purchase optional lenses made exclusively for your NX series
camera. Learn about the functions of each lens and select one that suits
your needs and preferences.
Lens layout
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II lens (example)
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1
No.
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Focus ring (p. 65)
4
Lens hood mount index
5
Lens
6
iFn button (p. 43)
7
AF/MF switch (p. 59)
8
Lens contacts
Zoom ring
2
3
4
5
6
7
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My Camera >
Lenses
SAMSUNG 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED lens (example)
Locking or unlocking the lens
7
To lock the lens, pull and hold the zoom lock switch away from the
camera body and rotate the zoom ring clockwise.
1
2
3
4
No.
6
5
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Zoom ring
4
Lens
5
Focus ring (p. 65)
6
iFn button (p. 43)
7
Lens contacts
Zoom lock switch
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My Camera >
Lenses
To unlock the lens, rotate the zoom ring counter-clockwise until you hear
the click.
SAMSUNG 20 mm F2.8 lens (example)
5
1
2
3
4
You cannot capture a photo when the lens is locked.
No.
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Description
1
2
3
iFn button (p. 43)
4
Lens
5
Lens contacts
Lens mount index
Focus ring (p. 65)
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Lenses
Lens markings
No.
Find out what the numbers on the lens signify.
1
SAMSUNG 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED OIS II lens (example)
Description
Aperture value
A range of supported aperture values. For example, F 1:4-5.6
means the maximum aperture value range from 4 to 5.6.
Focal length
2
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in
millimeters). This figure is expressed in a range: minimum focal
length to maximum focal length of the lens.
Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and the
subject is magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles of
view.
ED
3
1
2
3 4 5
OIS (p. 76)
4
5
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ED stands for Extra-low Dispersion. Extra-low dispersion glass is
effective in minimizing chromatic aberration (a distortion that occurs
when a lens fails to focus all colors to the same convergence point).
Optical Image Stabilization. Lenses with this feature can detect
camera shake and effectively cancel out the movement inside the
camera.
Ø
The lens diameter. When you attach a filter to the lens, make sure
that the diameters of the lens and the filter are the same.
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My Camera
Optional accessories
You can purchase additional accessories including external flash and
GPS module that can help you capture better and more convenient
photos.
No.
For more information, refer to the manual for each accessory.
The illustrations below may differ from the actual items.
Description
1
READY lamp/Test button
2
[MODE] button
3
Power button
4
Hot-shoe fastening dial
5
Hot-shoe connection
6
Battery cover
7
Bulb
External flash layout
1
2
3
Connecting the flash
1
Remove the hot-shoe cover from the camera.
4
5
6
7
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My Camera >
2
Optional accessories
Connect the flash by sliding it into the hot-shoe.
4
Press the power button on the flash.
GPS module layout
1
2
3
4
3
5
Lock the flash into place by turning the hot-shoe fastening
dial clockwise towards LOCK.
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No.
Description
1
Status lamp
2
Power button
3
Hot-shoe fastening dial
4
Hot-shoe connection
5
Battery cover
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Optional accessories
Attaching the GPS module
1
Remove the hot-shoe cover from the camera.
2
Mount the GPS module by sliding in into the hot-shoe.
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3
Lock the GPS module into place by turning the hot-shoe
fastening dial clockwise towards LOCK.
4
Press the power button of the GPS module.
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Shooting modes
Two simple shooting modes—Smart Auto and Scene mode—help you
capture photos with numerous automatic settings. Additional modes
allow for greater customization of settings.
Icon
t
t Smart Auto mode
In Smart Auto mode, the camera recognizes surrounding conditions
and automatically adjusts factors that contribute to exposure, including
shutter speed, aperture value, metering, White Balance, and exposure
compensation. As the camera controls most of the functions, some
shooting functions are limited. This mode is useful for capturing quick
snapshots with the least amount of adjustment.
Description
Smart Auto mode (p. 39)
P
Program mode (p. 40)
A
Aperture Priority mode (p. 41)
S
Shutter Priority mode (p. 41)
M
Manual mode (p. 42)
i
Lens Priority mode (p. 42)
N
Sound Picture mode (p. 45)
p
Panorama mode (p. 45)
s
Scene mode (p. 46)
v
Movie mode (p. 48)
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
P Program mode
The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture value so
that an optimal exposure value can be achieved.
This mode is useful when you want to capture shots of constant
exposure while being able to adjust other settings.
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Program Shift
Program Shift function lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture
value while the camera maintains the same exposure. When you rotate
the jog dial to the left, the shutter speed decreases and the aperture
value increases. When you rotate the jog dial to the right, the shutter
speed increases and the aperture value decreases.
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Shooting modes
A Aperture Priority mode
S Shutter Priority mode
In Aperture Priority mode, the camera automatically calculates shutter
speed according to the aperture value you choose. You can adjust the
depth of field (DOF) by changing the aperture value. This mode is useful
for taking portraits and landscape shots.
In Shutter Priority mode, the camera automatically adjusts the aperture
value according to the shutter speed you choose. This mode is useful
for capturing photos of fast-moving subjects or for creating tracer
effects in a photo.
For example, set the shutter speed to over 1/500 s to freeze the
subject. To make the subject appear blurred set the shutter speed to
below 1/30 s.
Large Depth of Field
Small Depth of Field
In low-light settings, you may need to increase the ISO sensitivity to prevent
blurred photos.
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Slow shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
In order to compensate for the reduced amount of light allowed by fast
shutter speeds, open the aperture and let in more light. If your photos are still
too dark, increase the ISO value.
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Shooting modes
M Manual mode
i Lens Priority mode
Manual mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture value
manually. In this mode, you can fully control the exposure of your
photos.
This mode is useful in controlled shooting environments, such as a
studio, or when it is necessary to fine-tune camera settings. The Manual
mode is also recommended for shooting night scenes or fireworks.
Framing mode
When you adjust the aperture value or shutter speed, the exposure
changes according to the settings, so the display may darken. With this
function on, the brightness of the display is constant regardless of the
settings, so you can better frame your shot.
To use Framing
Mode,
Using the i-Scene mode
You can select an appropriate scene (i-Scene) to the lens you attached.
Available scenes may differ depending on the lens you are using.
1
Attach an iFn lens.
2
Rotate the mode dial to i.
3
Press [iFn].
• You can also use this function by pressing [f].
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► Framing Mode
► Off or On.
Using bulb
Use a bulb to shoot night scenes or the night sky. While you are
pressing [Shutter], the shutter is left open so you can create moving
light effects.
To use a bulb,
Completely scroll the jog dial to the left to Bulb. ► Press and
hold [Shutter] for the desired time.
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My Camera >
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Shooting modes
Using i-Function in PASM modes
Adjust the focus ring to select a scene.
• You can also use the navigation button to select a scene.
When you use the iFn button on an iFn lens, you can manually select
and adjust shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, ISO sensitivity,
and White Balance on the lens.
1
Press [iFn] on the lens to select a setting.
• You can also scroll the jog dial to select a setting.
Backlight
ISO
5
Fully press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Available scene modes (for SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II lens) :
Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn,
Beach & Snow, Night
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My Camera >
2
Shooting modes
Adjust the focus ring to select an option.
• You can also use the navigation button to select an option.
Available options
Shooting mode
P
A
S
M
Shutter speed
-
-
O
O
Aperture value
-
O
-
O
Exposure value
O
O
O
-
White Balance
O
O
O
O
ISO
O
O
O
O
To select items to appear when you press [iFn] on the lens in Shooting mode,
press [m] ► 5 ► Lens i-Function ► an option ► Off or On.
ISO
3
Fully press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Shooting modes
N Sound Picture mode
p Panorama mode
In Sound Picture mode, you can add a voice memo before and after
capturing a photo. You can record a voice memo for 10 seconds at
maximum before and after pressing [Shutter] respectively.
In Panorama mode, the camera captures and combines a series of
photos to create a panoramic image. After pressing [Shutter], slowly
move the camera to one of the directions shown on the screen. The
camera automatically captures photos and saves it as a single photo.
To set the recording time, press [m] ► 3 ► Sound Rec Time.
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Shooting modes
s Scene mode
Option
Description
In Scene mode, the camera selects the best settings for each type of
scene.
Sports: Capture fast moving subjects
You can select a desired scene by pressing [f] in Shooting mode.
Option
Description
Beauty Shot: Hide facial
imperfections
Backlight: Capture backlit subjects
Portrait: Automatically detect and
focus on human faces so that you
can achieve clear, soft portraits
Close Up: Capture detailed parts of
a subject or small subjects, such as
flowers or insects
Children: Make children appear more
noticeable by capturing their clothes
and the background vividly
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Text: Clearly capture text from printed
or electronic documents
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Option
Shooting modes
Description
Landscape: Capture still-life scenes
and landscapes
Sunset: Capture scenes at sunset,
with natural-looking reds and yellows
Option
Description
Night: Capture scenes at night or in
low lighting
Fireworks: Capture colorful fireworks
at night
Dawn: Capture scenes at sunrise
Beach & Snow: Reduce
underexposed photos due to sunlight
reflected from sand or snow
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Shooting modes
v Movie mode
• H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is the latest video coding format established
In Movie mode, you can shoot videos in High Definition (1280X720) and
capture sound via the camera’s microphone.
•
In order to adjust the exposure level, you can select Program in
the Movie AE Mode options menu so that the aperture value can
be automatically set or select Aperture Priority to manually set the
aperture value. While shooting a video, press [Depth Preview] to
activate or deactivate the AF function.
Select Fader in the Movie AE Mode options menu to fade in or out a
scene. You can also select Wind Cut to prevent some surrounding
noise from being recorded and select Voice to mute or un-mute voice.
The camera lets you capture video files up to 25 minutes in length and
saves the files in MP4 (H.264) format.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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in 2003 collaboratively by ISO-IEC and ITU-T. Since this format uses a high
compression rate, more data can be saved in less memory space.
If you have the image stabilizer option on when shooting a movie, the
camera may record the image stabilizer sound.
The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while recording a
video.
If you remove the camera lens while recording a movie, the recording will
be interrupted. Do not change the lens while recording.
If you change the shooting angle of the camera suddenly while shooting
a movie, the camera may not be able to record images accurately. Use a
tripod to minimize camera shake.
In Movie mode, the camera supports only the Multi AF function. You
cannot use any other focus area setting functions, such as Face Detection
AF.
When the size of a movie file exceeds 4GB, the camera automatically
stops recording. If this occurs, continue shooting by starting a new movie
file.
If you use a slow writing memory card, the recording of your movie can be
interrupted because the card cannot process data at the rate the video is
being shot. If this occurs, replace the card with a faster memory card or
reduce the image size (for example, from 1280X720 to 640X480).
When formatting a memory card, always format using the camera. If you
format on another camera or a PC, you can lose files on the card or cause
a change in the capacity of the card.
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Shooting modes
Available functions by shooting mode
For details about shooting functions, see Chapter 2.
Function
Size (p. 51)
Quality (p. 52)
Available in
P/A/S/M/i/N/s/
v*/t
P/A/S/M/i/N/p/
s*/v
ISO (p. 53)
P/A/S/M
White Balance (p. 54)
P/A/S/M/v
Picture Wizard (p. 57)
P/A/S/M/v
Color Space (p. 58)
P/A/S/M/i/N/p/
s/t
AF Mode (p. 59)
P/A/S/M/i/s/v*
AF Area (p. 61)
P/A/S/M/i/s*
AF Priority (p. 64)
P/A/S/M
MF Assist (p. 65)
P/A/S/M/i/N/p/s/
v/t
Drive (Continuous/Burst/Timer/BKT)
(p. 66)
P/A/S/M/i*/N*/s*/
v*/t*
Flash (p. 70)
P/A/S/M/i*/s*/t*
Smart Range (p. 75)
P/A/S/M
Metering (p. 73)
P/A/S/M/v
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Function
OIS (p. 76)
AF Lamp (p. 93)
Available in
P/A/S/M/i/N/p/s/
v/t*
P/A/S/M/i/N/p/s/
v/t
Exposure compensation (p. 77)
P/A/S/i/s/v
Exposure/focus lock (p. 78)
P/A/S/v
Noise Reduction (p. 92)
P/A/S/M
* Some functions are limited in these modes.
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Shooting Functions
Learn about the functions you can set in Shooting mode.
You can enjoy more customized photos and videos by using the shooting functions.
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Shooting Functions
Size
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.
Select a low resolution for photos that will be displayed in a digital
picture frame or uploaded to the web.
To set the size,
Icon
Size
Recommended for
12M 4592X2584 (16:9)
Printing on A1 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
8M 3872X2176 (16:9)
Printing on A3 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
5M 3008X1688 (16:9)
Printing on A4 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
2M 1920X1080 (16:9)
Printing on A5 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
9M 3056X3056 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A2 paper.
6.7M 2592X2592 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A3 paper.
4M 2000X2000 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A4 paper.
1.6M 1280X1280 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A5 paper.
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Photo Size or Movie Size
► an option.
Video size options
Icon
Photo size options
Icon
Size
Recommended for
1280 (16:9)
Viewing on an HDTV.
Size
Recommended for
640 (4:3)
Viewing on a TV.
14M 4592X3056 (3:2)
Printing on A1 paper.
320 (4:3)
Uploading on the web.
10M 3872X2592 (3:2)
Printing on A2 paper.
6M 3008X2000 (3:2)
Printing on A3 paper.
2M 1920X1280 (3:2)
Printing on A5 paper.
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Shooting Functions
Quality
The camera saves photos in either the JPEG or RAW format.
Option
Option
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Quality ► an option.
Format
Description
JPEG
Super Fine:
• Compressed for the best quality.
• Recommended for printing in large size.
JPEG
JPEG
• Compressed for normal quality.
• Recommended for printing in small size or
uploading to the web.
RAW files have the file extension “SRW”. To adjust and calibrate
exposures, White Balances, tones, contrasts, and colors of the RAW
files, or to convert them into JPEG or TIFF format, use the Samsung
RAW Converter program found on the supplied CD-ROM. Ensure you
have enough available memory to save photos in the RAW format.
Photo quality options
Description
Normal:
Photos captured by a camera are often transformed to the JPEG format
and stored in the memory according to the settings of the camera at the
time of shooting. RAW files are not transformed to the JPEG format and
are stored in the memory without any changes.
To set the quality,
Format
RAW
RAW:
• Save a photo without data loss.
• Recommended for editing after shooting.
RAW+JPEG
RAW + S.Fine: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(S.Fine quality) and RAW format .
RAW+JPEG
RAW + Fine: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(Fine quality) and RAW format.
RAW+JPEG
RAW + Normal: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(Normal quality) and RAW format.
Video quality options
Option
Extension
Description
MP4 (H.264)
Normal: Record videos in normal quality.
MP4 (H.264)
HQ: Record videos in high quality.
Fine:
• Compressed for better quality.
• Recommended for printing in normal size.
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ISO sensitivity
The ISO sensitivity value represents the sensitivity of camera to light.
Examples
The larger the ISO value, the more sensitive the camera is to light.
Consequently, by selecting a higher ISO sensitivity value, you can
captured photos in dim or dark places at faster shutter speeds.
However, this may increase electronic noise and result in a grainy photo.
To set ISO
sensitivity,
In Shooting mode, press [I] ► an option.
ISO 100
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 3200
• Increase the ISO value in places where flash use is prohibited. You can
capture a clear photo by setting a high ISO value without having to secure
more light.
• Use the Noise Reduction function in order to reduce the visual noise that
can appear on photos of a high ISO value. (p. 92)
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White Balance (light source)
The color of a photo depends on the type and quality of the light source.
If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select an appropriate
lighting condition to calibrate the White Balance, such as Auto WB,
Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten, or adjust color temperature manually.
You can also adjust color for the preset light sources so that the colors
of the photo match the actual scene under mixed lighting conditions.
To set the White
Balance,
In Shooting mode, press [w] ► an option.
Option
Description
Fluorescent NW*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light of very
white hues with a temperature of about 5000K.
Fluorescent Daylight*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light of slightly
bluish hue with a temperature of about 6500K.
Tungsten*: Select when taking indoor photos under
incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps. Incandescent tungsten
bulbs tend to have a reddish hue. This option offsets that effect.
Flash WB*: Select when using a flash.
White Balance options
Option
Description
Auto WB*: Use automatic settings depending on the lighting
conditions.
Custom Set:
Use your pre-defined settings.
You can manually set the White Balance by shooting a white
sheet of paper. Fill the spot metering circle with the paper and
set the White Balance.
* These options can be customized.
Daylight*: Select when taking outdoor photos on a sunny day.
This option results in photos closest to the natural colors of the
scene.
Cloudy*: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy day or
in shadows. Photos captured on cloudy days tend to be more
bluish than on sunny days. This option offsets that effect.
Fluorescent White*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light with a
color temperature of about 4200K.
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Option
White Balance (light source)
Customizing preset options
Description
Color Temp.:
Manually adjust the color temperature of the light source.
Color temperature is a measurement in degrees Kelvin
that indicates the specific type of light source. As the color
temperature increases, the color distribution becomes cooler.
Alternatively, as the color temperature decreases, the color
distribution becomes warmer.
You can also customize preset White Balance options. In Shooting
mode, press [m] ► 1 or 6 ► White Balance ► an option,
and then press [f].
WB Adjust
Clear sky
Fluorescent_H
Cloudy
Daylight
Fuorescent_L
Back
Reset
Halogen lamp
Tungsten
Candle light
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White Balance (light source)
Examples
Auto WB
Daylight
Fluorescent Daylight
Tungsten
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Picture Wizard (photo styles)
Picture Wizard lets you apply different photo styles to your photo to
create various looks and emotional moods. You can also create and
save your own photo styles by adjusting color, saturation, sharpness,
and contrast for each style.
Examples
There is no rule for which style is suitable in which conditions.
Experiment with different styles and find your own settings.
To set a photo style,
In Shooting mode, press [
Standard
Vivid
Portrait
Landscape
Forest
Retro
Cool
Calm
Classic
] ► an option.
You can also adjust the value of the preset style settings. Select a Picture
Wizard option, press [F], and then adjust color, saturation, sharpness, or
contrast.
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Color space
Digital imaging devices such as digital cameras, monitors, and printers
have their own methods for representing colors, which are called color
spaces.
Adobe RGB
Your camera lets you select two color spaces: sRGB or Adobe RGB.
sRGB is widely used for creating colors on PC monitors and is also the
standard color space for Exif. sRGB is recommended for regular images
and images you intend to publish on the Internet.
sRGB
Adobe RGB is used for commercial printing and has a larger color range
than sRGB. Its wider range of colors helps you to easily edit photos on a
computer. Note that individual programs are generally compatible with a
limited number of color spaces. If you open an image in a program that
is not compatible with the image’s color space, the colors will appear
lighter.
To set the color
space,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Color Space ► an option.
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AF mode
Learn how to adjust the camera’s focus according to the subjects.
Single AF
You can select a focusing mode appropriate to the subject among
Single Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, and Manual Focus. The AF
function is activated when you press [Shutter] halfway. In the MF mode,
you have to rotate the focus ring on the lens to focus manually.
Single AF is appropriate for shooting a still subject. When you press
[Shutter] halfway, the focus fixes in the focus area. The area turns green
when the focus is achieved.
In most cases, you can have a focus by selecting Single AF. Fast
moving subjects or subjects of a color similar to the background
are difficult to focus. Select an appropriate focusing mode for such
instances.
If your lens has an AF/MF switch, set the switch to MF to adjust the
focus manually.
When your lens has no AF/MF switch, press [F] to select a desired
AF mode.
To set the auto
In Shooting mode, press [F] ► an option.
focus mode,
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AF mode
Continuous AF
Manual focus
While you are pressing [Shutter] halfway, the camera continues to
automatic focusing. Once the focus area is fixed on the subject,
the subject is always in focus even when moving. This mode is
recommended for shooting a person on a bicycle, a running dog, or a
car racing scene.
You can manually focus on a subject by rotating the focus ring on the
lens. The MF Assist function lets you easily achieve a focus. While
you are rotating the focus ring, the focus area is magnified or the
focus aid bar appears to help you achieve a clear focus. This mode is
recommended for shooting an object similar in color to the background,
a night scene, or fireworks.
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AF area
The AF area function changes the positions of the focus area.
Selection AF
Generally, cameras focus on the nearest subject. When there are a lot
of subjects, however, unwanted subjects can be in focus. In order to
prevent unwanted subjects from being in focus, change the focus area
so that a desired subject is in focus. You can get a clearer and sharper
photo by selecting an appropriate focus area.
You can set the focus on an area you want. Apply an out-of-focus effect
to make the subject more distinguishable.
To set the auto
focus area,
The focus on the photo below was repositioned and resized so that it
fits the subject’s face.
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► AF Area ► an option.
AF Zoom
Move
To resize or move the focus area, in Shooting mode, press [o]. Use the
navigation button to move the focus area. Scroll the jog dial to resize the
focus area.
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AF area
Multi AF
Face detection AF
The camera displays a green rectangle in places where focus is set
correctly. The photo is divided into two or more areas, and the camera
obtains focus points of each area. It is recommended for scenery
photos.
The camera focuses on human faces preferentially. Faces of up to 10
people can be detected. This setting is recommended for shooting a
group of people.
When you press [Shutter], the camera displays the focus areas in green
as shown in the photo below.
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When you press [Shutter] halfway, the camera focuses on faces as
shown in the photo below. In cases of shooting a group of people, the
camera displays the focus on the nearest person’s face in white and the
rest of the people’s faces in gray.
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AF area
Self-portrait AF
It can be difficult to check whether your face is in focus when you are
taking a self-portrait. When this function is on, the focus distance is set
to close-up and the beep from the camera gets faster when in focus.
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AF priority
The camera captures a photo only if the focus is set correctly when you
press [Shutter].
Turn on this function to always get a properly focused photo. Turn it off
to capture a photo regardless of focus.
To set the focus
priority,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 2 ► AF Priority ►
an option.
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MF assist
In the manual focus (MF) mode, you have to rotate the focus ring on
the lens to focus manually. When you set the MF Assist function, you
can achieve a clearer focus. This function is only available on a lens that
supports manual focus.
To set the manual
focus assist,
* Default
Option
Off
Description
Do not use the function.
The focus area is magnified when you rotate the focus ring.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 2 or 7 ► MF
Assist ► an option.
Enlarge*
The focus aid bar rises as the focus improves, when you
rotate the focus ring.
FA
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Drive (shooting method)
You can set the shooting method such as Continuous, Burst, Timer and
so on.
Select Single to capture one photo at a time. Select Continuous or
Burst to shoot fast moving subjects. Select AE BKT, WB BKT or
P Wiz BKT to adjust exposure, White Balance, or apply Picture Wizard
effects. You can also select Timer to capture a photo of yourself.
To set the shooting method,
In Shooting mode, press [
Continuous
Continuously capture photos while you are pressing [Shutter]. You can
capture up to 3 photos per second.
] ► an option.
Single
Capture one photo whenever you press [Shutter]. Recommended for
general conditions.
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Drive (shooting method)
Burst
Timer
Consecutively capture up to 10 shots per second (3 seconds), 15 shots
per second (2 seconds), or 30 shots per second (1 second) when you
press [Shutter] once. Recommended for shooting the rapid motion of
fast moving subjects such as racing cars.
Capture a photo with a delay of 2 to 30 seconds. The delay is
adjustable in increments of 1 second.
To set the number of shots, in Shooting mode, press [
then press [F].
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] ► Burst, and
To set the delay, in Shooting mode, press [
then press [F].
] ► Timer, and
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Drive (shooting method)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE BKT)
White Balance Bracketing (WB BKT)
When you press [Shutter], the camera captures 3 consecutive
photos: the original, one a step darker, and one a step lighter. Use a
tripod to prevent blurry photos as the camera captures three photos
continuously. You can adjust the settings in BKT Set menu.
When you press [Shutter], the camera captures 3 consecutive photos:
the original and two more with different White Balance settings. The
original photo is captured when you press [Shutter]. The other two are
automatically adjusted according to the White Balance you have set.
You can adjust the settings in BKT Set menu.
Exposure +2
Exposure -2
Original
WB+2
WB-2
Original
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Drive (shooting method)
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz BKT)
Bracketing setting
When you press [Shutter], the camera captures three consecutive
photos, each with a different Picture Wizard setting. The camera
captures a photo and applies the three Picture Wizard options you have
set to the image captured. You can select three different settings in BKT
Set menu.
You can set up the options for AE BKT, WB BKT, P Wiz BKT.
To set a
bracketing option,
Option
AE BKT Set
WB BKT Set
Adjust the White Balance interval range of the
3 WB BKT shots.
For example, AB-/+3 adjusts the Amber value plus
or minus three steps. MG-/+3 adjusts the Magenta
value the same amount.
P Wiz BKT Set
Select 3 Picture Wizard settings the camera uses
to capture the 3 P Wiz BKT photos.
Standard
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Description
Set the order and the area of bracket.
• BKT Order: Set the order in which the camera
captures the original, lighter, and darker photo
(represented by 0, +, and -).
• BKT Area: Set the exposure range of the
3 AE BKT shots.
Retro
Vivid
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► BKT Set ►
an option.
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Flash
In order to capture a realistic photo of a subject, the amount of light
should be constant. When the light source varies, you can use a flash
and supply a constant amount of light. Select appropriate settings
according to a light source and a subject.
To set flash options,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Flash ►an option.
Flash options
Option
Description
Option
Description
1st Curtain: The flash fires
immediately after the shutter
opens. The camera captures a
photo of a subject earlier in an
action sequence clearly.
2nd Curtain: The flash fires just
before the shutter closes. The
camera captures a photo of a
subject later in an action sequence
clearly.
Ball moving direction
Ball moving direction
Off: Do not use the flash.
Smart Flash: The camera automatically adjusts the brightness
of the flash according to the amount of light in the surrounding
environment.
• The available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
• There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until
theflash fires a second time.
Auto: The flash automatically fires in dark places.
Auto + Red: The flash automatically fires and prevents red-eyes.
Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible flashes may
damage your camera.
Fill in: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo.
Fill-in Red: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo and
prevents red-eyes.
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Flash
Correcting the red-eye effect
Using the built-in flash
If the flash fires when you capture a photo of a person in the dark, a red
glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Fill-in Red.
To open the built-in flash, press the flash pop-up button. The flash does
not fire when the built-in flash is closed, but automatically pops up and
fires in t, s modes.
Without red-eye correction
With red-eye correction
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Flash
Adjusting the flash intensity
Adjust the flash intensity to avoid overexposure or underexposure. You
can adjust it by ± 2 levels.
To set the flash
intensity,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Flash ► an option ►
[F] ► scroll the jog dial or press [C/w].
Flash Exposure Value
Back
Reset
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Metering
The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera measures the
quantity of light.
The camera measures the amount of light in a scene, and in many of its
modes, uses the measurement to adjust various settings. For example,
if a subject looks darker than its actual color, the camera captures an
overexposed photo of it. If a subject looks lighter than its actual color,
the camera captures an underexposed photo of it.
The brightness and overall mood of the photo can also be affected by
how the camera measures the amount of light. Select an appropriate
setting for a shooting condition.
To set a metering option,
In Shooting mode, press [C] ► an option.
Spot
The Spot mode calculates the amount of light in the center. When you
capture a photo in conditions where there is a strong backlight behind
a subject, the camera adjusts the exposure so as to shoot a subject
correctly. For example, when you select the Multi mode in a strong
backlight condition, the camera calculates that the overall amount of
light is abundant, which results in a darker photo. The Spot mode can
prevent this situation as it calculates the amount of light in a designated
area.
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The subject is in bright color while the background is dark. The Spot
mode is recommended for a situation like this where a huge difference in
the exposure exists between a subject and a background.
Measuring the exposure value of the focus area
When this function is turned on, the camera automatically sets an
optimal exposure by calculating the brightness of the focus area. This
function is only available when you select either Spot metering or Multi
metering, and Selection AF.
To set this
function,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► Link AE to AF
Point ► an option.
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Metering
Center-weighted
Multi
The Center-weighted mode calculates a broader area than the Spot
mode does. It sums up the amount of light in the center portion of
the shot (60 ~ 80%) and that of the rest of the shot (20 ~ 40%). It
is recommended for situations where there is a slight difference in
brightness between a subject and a background or an area of the
subject is large compared to the overall composition of the photo.
The Multi mode calculates the amount of light in multiple areas. When
light is sufficient or insufficient, the camera adjusts the exposure by
averaging the overall brightness of the scene. This mode is suitable for
general photos.
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Smart Range
This function automatically corrects the loss of bright detail that can
occur due to shading differences in the photo.
Without Smart Range effect
To set Smart
Range options,
With Smart Range effect
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Smart Range ►
an option.
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Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Use the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) function to minimize camera
shake. OIS may not be available with some lenses.
OIS options
Option
Came shake tends to occur in dark places or when shooting indoors. In
such cases, the camera uses slower shutter speeds in order to increase
the amount of light taken in, which can result in a blurry photo. You can
prevent this situation by using the OIS function.
If your lens has an OIS switch, you have to turn the switch to use the
OIS function.
To set OIS
options,
Description
Mode 1: The OIS function is applied only when you press
[Shutter] in full or half.
Mode 2: The OIS function is on.
Off: The OIS function is always off. (This option may not be
available with some lenses.)
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► OIS ► an option.
Without OIS correction
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Exposure compensation
The camera automatically sets the exposure by measuring the levels
of light from the photo’s composition and the position of a subject. If
the exposure set by the camera is higher or lower than you expected,
you can adjust the exposure value manually. The exposure value is
adjustable in ±3 increments. The camera displays the exposure warning
in red for each step beyond ±3 range.
You can check the exposure value by the position of the exposure level
indicator.
Exposure warning
Standard exposure index
Original
EV step
You can set the size of the exposure adjustment in fractions of steps.
1/3 step is more subtle than 1/2 step.
Exposure level
indicator
Decreased exposure
(darker)
+2
-2
To adjust the exposure value, hold down [W] and scroll left or right on
the jog dial.
To set the size of the
exposure adjustment,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► u ► EV Step ►
an option.
Increased exposure
(brighter)
Option Description
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1/3
Set the size of the exposure adjustment by 1/3 step.
1/2
Set the size of the exposure adjustment by 1/2 step.
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Exposure/Focus lock
When you cannot achieve an appropriate exposure because of a strong
color contrast or you want to capture a photo on which the subject is
out of the auto focus area, lock the focus or exposure and then capture
a photo.
After locking the exposure or focus, aim the lens where you desire, and
press [Shutter].
To lock the exposure or focus, adjust the photo’s composition on which
you want to focus or calculate the exposure, and then press [E].
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You can change the function assigned to the button to focus lock, or both of
them. A function executed by half-pressing [Shutter] varies according to the
function assigned to [E]. (p. 94)
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Video functions
The functions available for video are explained below.
Movie AE mode
Fader
You can fade in or fade out a scene using the fader function on the
camera without having to do it on a PC. Use the function appropriately
and add dramatic effects on your videos.
Set the aperture value for shooting a movie.
To set movie
aperture options,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Movie AE Mode ►
an option.
To set fader
options,
Option
Option
Description
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Fader ► an option.
Description
Off: Fader function not used.
Program: The aperture value is adjusted automatically.
In: Scene gradually fades in.
Aperture Priority: Set the aperture value manually before
recording a video. Scroll the jog dial to adjust the aperture value.
Out: Scene gradually fades out.
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In-out: The fader function is applied at the start and end of the
scene.
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Wind cut
Voice
When you record videos in noisy environments, unintended sounds
can be recorded in videos. In particular, severe wind noise recorded
in videos distracts you from enjoying your videos. Use the Wind Cut
function to remove some surrounding noise in addition to wind noise.
Sometimes, a muted video is more appealing than the one with sound.
Turn the voice off to record a muted video.
To set Wind Cut
options,
To set voice
options,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Voice ► an option.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 8 ► Wind Cut
► an option.
Auto focus
While shooting a video, press [Depth Preview] to activate or deactivate
the AF function. This function may not work depending on the lens you
are using.
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Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Learn about how to play back and edit photos and videos.
Refer to chapter 5 for editing files on a PC.
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Playback/Editing
Searching and managing files
Learn how to search photos and videos quickly through the thumbnail
view and to protect and delete files.
Viewing photos
1
Viewing image thumbnails
In order to search for photos and videos you want, convert to the
thumbnail view. The thumbnail view displays multiple images at a time
so that you can easily look through items you wish to find. You can
also classify and display files by their type, day recorded, and week
recorded.
Press [y].
• The most recent file you captured will be displayed.
2
Scroll the jog dial or press [C/w] to scroll through files.
Mode
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EVC
Picture Wizard
Photo Size
Date
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Filter
Press [ ] to display 9 or 20 thumbnails.
Press [ ] to return to the previous mode.
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Searching and managing files
Viewing files by category in Smart Album
Protecting files
1
In the thumbnail view, press [m].
Protect your files from accidental deletion.
2
Select a category, and then press [o].
In Playback mode, select a file, and then press [
Option
Description
Type
View files by the file type such as photo, video, or
photo with a voice memo.
Date
View files by the date they were saved.
Week
View files by the week they were saved.
Location
View file by the place they were saved. (Only the
photos captured with a GPS module have the
location information.)
• To unprotect the file, press [
].
] again.
Deleting files
Delete files in Playback mode and secure more space on your memory
card. Protected files are not deleted.
Deleting a single file
3
Select an option, and then press [o].
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You can select a single file and delete it.
1
In playback mode, select a file and press [
2
When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
].
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Searching and managing files
Deleting multiple files
Deleting all files
You can select multiple files and delete them.
You can delete all files on the memory card at once.
1
1
In Playback mode, press [m].
2
Select n ► Delete ► All.
3
When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
In Playback mode, press [
] ► Multiple Delete.
• Alternatively, in Playback mode, press [m] ► n► Delete ►
Select.
2
Select files you want to delete by pressing [C/w], and
then press [o].
• Press [o] again to cancel your selection.
3
Press [
4
When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
].
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Playback/Editing
Viewing photos
Enlarging a photo
Viewing a slide show
You can enlarge photos when viewing them in Playback mode. You can
also use the Trim function to extract the portion of the image displayed
on the screen and save it as a new file.
You can view photos in a slide show, apply various effects to the slide
show, and play background music.
Magnified area
Magnification (the maximum
magnification may differ by
resolution)
1
In Playback mode, press [m].
2
Select
3
Select a slide show effect option.
.
• Skip to step 4 to start a slide show with no effects.
Option
Full Image
Images
Set the photos you want to view as a slide show.
All: View all photos in a slide show.
Date: View photos captured on a specific date in a
slide show.
Select: View selected photos in a slide show.
Sound picture: View voice recorded photos in a
slide show.
Effect
Select a transition effect.
Select Off for no effects.
Interval
Select the amount of time each photo is displayed.
Music
Play background music.
Trim
In Playback mode, press [ ] to enlarge a photo.
Press [ ] to reduce a photo.
To
Do this
Move magnified area
Press [F, I, C, w].
Crop the enlarged image
Press [f]. (saved as a new file)
Return to the original image
Press [o].
4
Description
Select Slide Show ► Play.
• Slide show begins right away.
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Viewing photos
Highlight
Auto rotating
This function identifies the parts of a photo that are excessively bright.
When you view a photo with highlight on, the excessively bright areas of
the photo blink in blue.
With Auto Rotate on, the camera automatically rotates photos you have
captured vertically so they fit the screen horizontally.
To set auto rotate
options,
Original
To set highlight
options,
In Playback mode, press [m] ► n ► Auto Rotate ►
an option.
Highlighted
In Playback mode, press [m] ► n ► Highlight ►
an option.
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Playback/Editing
Playing videos
You can play a video, capture an image from a video, or crop a video.
Movie Size
Date
Pause
Stop
Video viewing controls
To
Trimming a video during playback
1
Press [o] at the point where you want the new video to
begin.
2
When paused, press [ ].
3
Press [o] at the point where you want the new video to
end.
4
When paused, press [ ].
5
When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
Do this
Rewind
Press [C].
Scan backward in 2X, 4X, and 8X increments
each time you press [C].
Pause/Play
Press [o].
Fast forward
Press [w].
Scan forward in 2X, 4X, and 8X increments each
time you press [w].
Volume control
Scroll the jog dial to the left or right.
Stop
Press [F].
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The cut file is saved as a separate file under a new name.
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Playing videos
Capturing an image during playback
1
Press [o] at the point where you want to save a still
image.
2
Press [I].
• The resolution of the captured image is the same as the video resolution.
• The captured file is saved as a separate file under a new name.
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Playback/Editing
Editing photos
Perform photo editing tasks, such as resizing, rotating, eliminating
red-eye effects, and adjusting brightness, contrast, or saturation.
Edited photos are saved as new files under different file names.
To set Image Edit options,
* Default
Icon
Description
Smart Filter: Apply various filter effects to photos and create
unique images.
In Playback mode, press [f] ►an option.
Off*
Miniature
Fish-Eye
Defog
Halftone Dots
Soft Focus
Options
* Default
Icon
Description
Red-eye Fix: Remove red-eyes on a photo. (Off*, On)
Backlight: Correct the brightness of an underexposed photo.
(Off*, On)
The new file may be smaller than the original.
Before correction
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Playback/Editing >
Editing photos
* Default
Icon
Description
* Default
Icon
Photo Style Selector: Apply various photo styles to photos.
Description
Rotate: Rotate a photo. (Off*, Right 90°, Left 90°, 180°,
Horizontal, Vertical)
The new file may be smaller than the original.
Off*
Soft
Vivid
Forest
Autumn
Misty
Gloomy
Classic
Face Retouch: Hide facial imperfections. (Off*, Level 1,
Level 2, Level 3)
Resize: Resize the size of a photo. (Off*, 10M, 6M, 2M)
The available resolutions may differ depending on the size of the
selected photo.
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Chapter 4
Camera settings menu
Learn about the user settings and general settings menu.
You can adjust the settings to better suit your needs and preferences.
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Camera settings menu
User settings
You can set the user environment with these settings.
To set user options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► u ► an option.
Auto ISO range
You can set the maximum ISO value under which each EV step is
chosen when you set the ISO Auto.
* Default
Option
1 Step
ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800*, ISO 1600
1/3 Step
ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320,
ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 800*, ISO 1000,
ISO 1250, ISO 1600
EV step
You can set the size of the exposure adjustment in fractions of steps.
1/3 step is more subtle than 1 step.
ISO custimizing
Value
Noise reduction
Use the Noise Reduction to reduce the visual noise in photos.
ISO step
You can set the size for the ISO sensitivity by either 1/3 or 1 step.
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* Default
Option
Description
High ISO NR
This function reduces noise that may occur when
you set a high ISO sensitivity. (Off, On*)
Long Term NR
This function reduces noise when you set the
camera for a long exposure (over 1 second).
(Off, On*)
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User settings
* Default
AF assist light
No.
When shooting in dark places, turn the AF assist light on in order to
have a better auto focus. The Auto Focus functions more accurately in
dark places when the AF assist light is on.
1
Icons
Set the shooting options icons on the display on or off.
2
Grid Line
Set the grid on the display on or off. (Off*, 2 X 2, 3 X 3, +, X)
Histogram
Set the histogram on the display on or off.
User display
You can add or remove shooting information from the display.
1
2
3
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About histogram
A histogram is a graph that shows the brightness distribution of
a photo. A histogram inclined to the left indicates a dark photo.
A histogram inclined to the right indicates a bright photo. The
height of the graph is related to color information. The graph
gets higher if a specific color is more common.
Insufficient exposure
Balanced exposure
Excessive exposure
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Camera settings menu >
User settings
Key mapping
You can change the function assigned to the AEL and Preview buttons.
* Default
Button
Function
AEL
You can set the AEL button’s function. The AEL and
AFL functions save the exposure value or focus area
respectively when a photo is captured.
You can choose among three settings for the E button:
• AEL*, which executes the auto exposure lock function.
When AEL is on, half-pressing [Shutter] executes the
auto focus lock function.
• AFL, which executes the auto focus lock function.
When AFL is on, half-pressing [Shutter] executes the
auto exposure lock function.
• AEL + AFL, which executes the auto exposure and
focus lock functions together.
Preview
You can assign one of the following functions to the
Depth Preview button:
• One Touch WB (White Balance), which executes the
Custom White Balance function.
• Optical Preview*, which executes the Depth of Field
Preview function for the current aperture value. (p. 20)
• One Touch RAW+, which activates or deactivates the
RAW+JPEG feature.
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Camera settings menu
Setting 1
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 1.
Item
To set Setting 1
options,
Set the method of numbering files and folders.
• Series*: New file numbers continue the existing number
sequence, even if you have installed a new memory
card, formatted the card, or deleted all photos.
• Reset: After using the reset function, the next file name
is started at 0001.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► [ ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Set the method of creating file names.
• Standard*: SAM_XXXX.JPG(sRGB)/
_SAMXXXX.JPG(Adobe RGB)
• Date:
- sRGB files - MMDDxxxx.JPG. For example, for a photo
File Name
• The first folder name is 100PHOTO, if you have
File Number
captured on Jan. 01, the file name would be 0101xxxx.
jpg.
- AdobeRGB files - MDDxxxx.JPG for the months Jan
through Sept. For the months Oct through Dec, the
month number is replaced by the letters A (Oct.), B
(Nov.) and C (Dec.).
For example, for a photo captured on Feb. 03, the file
name would be 203xxxx.jpg. For a photo captured on
Oct. 05, the file name would be A05xxxx.jpg.
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•
•
•
•
•
selected the sRGB color space and Standard file
naming, the first file name is SAM_0001.
File name numbers are increased by 1 from
SAM_0001 to SAM_9999.
Folder numbers are increased by 1 from 100PHOTO
to 999PHOTO.
The maximum number of files that can be saved in
one folder is 9999.
File numbers are assigned according to DCF (Design
rule for Camera File system) specifications.
If you change a file name (for example, on a
computer), the camera will not be able to play the file.
Folder Type
Set the type of folder.
• Standard*: XXXPHOTO
• Date: XXX_MMDD
Language
Set a language the camera shows on the display.
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Setting 1
* Default
Item
Description
Format the memory card. Formatting prepares a memory
card for use in the camera and deletes all existing files
including protected files. (No, Yes)
Format
Reset
Errors can occur if you use a memory card formatted
by another brand of camera, a memory card reader, or
a computer. Please format memory cards in the camera
before using them to capture photos.
Reset the setup menu and shooting options to the factory
defaults. (Date, time, language, and video output settings
do not change.) (No, Yes)
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Camera settings menu
Setting 2
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 2.
Item
To set Setting 2
options,
Set power shut off time. The camera shuts off if you do
not use it for the time you set. (0.5 min, 1 min*, 3 min,
5 min, 10 min, 30 min)
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► ] ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Quickview
Set the Quick View time length – the amount of time the
camera displays a photo immediately after you captured
it. (Off, 1 sec*, 3 sec, 5 sec, Hold)
Display
Adjust
Adjust the display brightness, auto brightness setting, or
display color.
• Display Brightness: You can adjust the display
brightness by using [F/I].
• Auto Brightness: Turn auto brightness on or off.
(Off, On*)
• Display Color: You can adjust the display color by
using [F/I/C/w].
Display Save
Description
Set the display off time. The display turns off if you do not
use the camera for the time you set. (Off, 0.5 min*,
1 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min)
Power Save
• The camera retains the power-off time setting even if
you replace the battery.
• Power save may not work if the camera is connected
to a computer, TV, or printer, playing a slide show or
movie.
Set date, time, date format, time zone and whether to
imprint the date on photos. (Type, Date, Time Zone,
Time, Imprint)
Date & Time
• The date appears on the lower right side of the photo.
• When you print a photo, some printers may not print
the date appropriately.
• System Volume: Set the sound volume or turn all
sound off entirely. (Off, Low, Medium*, High)
Sound
• AF Sound: Set the sound the camera makes in AF
mode on or off. (Off, On*)
• Button Sound: Set the sound the camera makes when
you press buttons on or off. (Off, On*)
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Camera settings menu
Setting 3
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 3.
Item
To set Setting 3
options,
Item
Display
Select
Video Out
Set the video signal output appropriate for your country
when connecting the camera to an external video device
such as a monitor or TV.
• NTSC*: USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico
• PAL (Supports only PAL B, D, G, H, or I):Australia,
Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Norway
Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)
When you connect the camera to an HDTV that supports
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC), you can control the play function of
the camera with the TV remote control.
• Off: You cannot control the play function of camera
with the TV remote control.
• On*: You can control the play function of camera with
the TV remote control.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► \ ► an option.
* Default
Description
You can set how the camera display and viewfinder
function.
• Auto Select*: Set the proximity sensor to automatically
select the display or viewfinder.
• Main Display: Set to use the display.
• EVF: Set to use the viewfinder.
• Sensor Cleaning: Remove dust from the sensor.
• Start-Up Action: When on, the camera performs
sensor cleaning each time you turn it on. (Off*, On)
Sensor
Cleaning
As this product uses interchangeable lenses, the sensor
can get dust on it when you change lenses. This can
lead to dust particles appearing in the photos you
capture. It is recommended not to change lenses when
you are in a particularly dusty area. Also, make sure to
attach the lens cap to the lens when not using it.
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HDMI Size
When you connect the camera to an HDTV with an HDMI
cable, you can change the resolution of the image.
• NTSC: Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 480p
• PAL: Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 576p
If the connected HDTV does not support the resolution
you select, the camera sets the resolution one level
lower.
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Setting 3
* Default
Item
Description
Display the firmware version of the camera body and
lens, and update the firmware.
• Body Firmware: Display and update the firmware of
the camera body.
• Lens Firmware: Display and update the firmware of the
lens.
• You can download firmware upgrades from
Firmware
Update
www.samsung.com.
• You cannot run a firmware upgrade without a fully
charged the battery. Recharge the battery fully before
running a firmware upgrade or attach an optional
adapter to provide power.
• If you update the firmware, user settings values will
be reset. (Date, time, language, video out will not
change.)
• Do not turn the camera off while the update is in
progress.
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Camera settings menu
Setting 4
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 4. You should purchase an
optional GPS accessory in order to use the GPS function.
To set Setting 4
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 4 ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
GeoTagging
Set to capture photos with location information
using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Location
information is added to the Exif data associated with
the photo. (Off, On*)
GPS Valid Time
Settings
Set the time to use the last location information when
the camera fails to receive GPS signals. If the camera
fails to receive GPS signals after the specified time,
the location information will not be recorded onto the
photos. (15 sec*, 30 sec, 1 min, 3 min, 10 min,
30 min)
Location
Display
Set to display the location information on the top right
screen of Shooting mode. The location information
will appear in Korean only when you are in Korea and
the display language is set to Korean. When another
language is set, the location information will appear in
English. (Off, On*)
GPS Reset
Set to search for GPS satellites closest to your current
position. (No, Yes)
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Camera settings menu
Setting 5
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 5.
To set Setting 5
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 5 ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Distortion
Correct
Correct lens distortion that might occur from lenses.
This feature may not be available with some lenses.
(Off*, On)
Lens i-Function
Set the functions to be adjustable when you press
[iFn] on an iFn lens.
• WB: Set White Balance to be adjustable. (Off, On*)
• ISO: Set the ISO sensitivity to be adjustable.
(Off, On*)
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Chapter 5
Connecting to external devices
Make full use of the camera by connecting it to external devices such as a computer, TV, or photo printer.
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Connecting to external devices
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV using
the A/V cable.
4
Make sure the TV and the camera are turned on and then
select the video input mode or source (AV or AV1 for
example) of the TV.
Viewing files on a TV
5
View the videos and photos using the buttons on the
camera.
1
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m] ► \ ►
Video Out.
• Depending on the TV model, you may see some digital noise or part of an
image may not appear.
2
Select a video signal output according to your country or
region. (sf. 98)
• Images may not be centered on the TV screen depending on your TV
settings.
• You cannot capture photos or videos while the camera is connected to a
TV.
3
Connect the TV and the camera using the A/V cable.
Video
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Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
Viewing files on an HDTV
1
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m] ► \ ►
HDMI Size ► an option.
4
View the videos and photos using the buttons on the
camera.
• When using the HDMI cable, you can connect the camera to an HDTV
using the Anynet+(CEC) method.
2
Connect the HDTV and the camera using the HDMI cable.
If both A/V and HDMI cables are connected at the same time, the HDMI
cable has the priority. Disconnect the A/V cable for better playback.
• The Anynet+(CEC) functions allow you to control connected devices using
the TV remote control.
• If the HDTV supports Anynet+(CEC), the TV turns on automatically when
•
•
•
•
3
used in conjunction with the camera. This feature may not be available on
some HDTVs.
When connected to an HDTV by an HDMI cable, the camera cannot
capture a photo or video.
When connected to an HDTV, some of the camera’s playback functions
may not be available.
The length of time after which the camera and an HDTV are connected
may vary depending on the SD card that you are using.
As the main feature of an SD card is to increase the transfer speed, it is not
necessarily true to say that an SD card with a faster transfer speed is also
fast in using the HDMI function.
Make sure that the HDTV and camera are turned on, and
then select the HDMI mode.
• The HDTV screen mirrors the camera's display.
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Connecting to external devices
Printing photos
Print photos on your camera by connecting to printers directly or saving
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) information on a memory card.
2
Turn on your camera.
• When the pop-up message appears on the camera display,
select Printer.
If your printer has the mass storage feature, you must first set the USB
mode to Printer in the settings menu.
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo
printer
You can print photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting
your camera directly to the printer.
3
1
4
With the printer on, connect your camera to the printer
with the USB cable.
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Press [C/w] to select a photo.
• Press [m] to set printing options.
Press [o] to print.
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Printing photos
Configuring print settings
Images
One Photo
Size
Auto
Layout
Auto
Type
Auto
Quality
Auto
Date
Auto
Print
Option
Exit
Creating a print order (DPOF)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you set the print size of a photo
and the number of copies to be printed. The camera saves the DPOF
information in the MISC folder of your memory card. Your camera
displays a DPOF indicator when it displays an image with DPOF
information. If you have set DPOF information for your images, you can
take the memory card to a digital printing shop for printing.
To set DPOF
options,
In Playback mode, press [m] ► n ► DPOF ►
select an item.
Description
Images
Select whether to print the current photo or all
photos.
Size
Specify the size of the print.
Layout
Set the number of photos per page.
Type
Select the type of paper.
Quality
Set the print quality.
Date
Set to print the date.
File Name
Set to print the file name.
Reset
Reset setting to their default values.
Some options may not be supported by some printers.
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Printing photos
DPOF options
Option
Description
Standard
You can select photos to print and the number of copies
for photos.
• Select: Select the number of copies for photos you
select. (Select photos you want to print ► Select the
number of copies by scrolling the jog dial left or right,
and then pressing [f].)
• All: Select the number of copies for all photos. (Select
the number of copies by pressing [F/I], and
then pressing [o].)
• Reset: Cancel all DPOF printing quantity selections.
Index
This option lets you print all photos set to be printed as
thumbnails in a single paper. The print size that you have
set is available only with DPOF 1.1-compatible printers.
Size
You can specify the size of the print.
• Select: Select the print size for photos you choose.
(Select photos you want to print ► Select the print size
by scrolling the jog dial left or right, and then pressing
[f].)
• All: Select the print size of all the photos saved in
the memory card. (Select the print size by pressing
[F/I], and then pressing [o].)
• Reset: Cancel the DPOF print size for all photos.
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Connecting to external devices
Transferring files to your computer
Transfer files on a memory card to your computer by connecting the
camera to the PC.
Transferring files to your Windows
computer
Connecting the camera as a removable disk
3
You can connect the camera to your computer as a removable disk.
Turn on the camera.
• When the pop-up message appears on the camera display,
select Computer.
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
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On your computer, select My Computer ► Removable
Disk ► DCIM ► XXXPHOTO or XXX_MMDD.
5
Select the files you want, and then drag or save them to
your computer.
If the Folder Type is set to Date, the folder name appears as “XXX_MMDD”.
For example, if you capture a photo on January 1, the folder name will be
"101_0101".
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Transferring files to your computer
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP)
Transferring files to your Mac computer
With Windows Vista and Windows 7, the methods for disconnecting the
camera are similar.
1
Turn off the camera.
1
2
Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the
USB cable.
Ensure that no data is being transferred between the
camera and the computer.
• If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, it means the data
Mac OS 10.4 or later is supported.
transfer is in progress. Please wait until the status lamp stops
blinking.
2
Click
on the tool bar at the bottom right of your
computer screen.
3
Click the pop-up message.
4
Click the message box indicating safely removed.
5
Remove the USB cable.
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
3
Turn on the camera.
• When the pop-up message appears on the camera display,
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4
Open the removable disk.
5
Transfer photos or videos to the computer.
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Editing photos on a PC
Digital photos can be edited in a variety of ways through image editing
programs. Learn to edit photos using the provided editing programs.
Programs contained on the CD
Program
Installing software
Use the included software to transfer files from the camera to your PC.
You can also edit photos and upload them on web.
Purpose
Intelli-studio
Edit photos and videos.
Samsung RAW Converter
Convert RAW files into the desired file
format.
• If your computer does not meet the requirements, videos may not play
correctly or it may take longer to edit videos.
1
Insert the CD-ROM into your PC.
2
When the setting wizard appears, click Samsung Digital
Camera Installer.
3
Select a program you want to install, and then click
Install.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions.
5
When the installation is complete click Exit.
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• Install DirectX 9.0c or above before you use the program.
• You must use Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10.4 or later to connect the
camera as a removable disk.
Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported may void
your warranty.
Using Intelli-studio
Intelli-studio is a built-in program that allows you to play back and edit
files. You can also upload files to your favorite websites. For details,
select Help ► Help in the program.
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Editing photos on a PC
Requirements
Item
• The requirements are recommendation only. It may not work properly even
Requirements
OS
Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
(32-bit editions)
CPU
Intel® Pentium® 4, 3.2GHz or higher/
AMD Athlon™ FX, 2.6GHz or higher
RAM
Minimum 512MB RAM
(1GB or more recommended)
Hard disk capacity
250MB or more (1GB and above recommended)
•
•
•
•
when the computer meets the requirements, depending on the condition of
your computer.
Intelli-studio is compatible only with Windows.
Intelli-studio supports the following formats:
- Videos: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9),
AVI (MJPEG)
- Photos: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
You cannot open the RAW format files with the Intelli-studio program.
You cannot edit files directly on the camera. Transfer files to a folder on
your computer before editing.
• CD-ROM drive
• 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible
Others
monitor (1280x1024 pixels, 32-bit color display
recommended)
• USB 2.0 port
• nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/
ATI X1600 series or higher
• Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
* 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are not supported.
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Editing photos on a PC
Using the Intelli-studio Interface
1
2
3
No.
4
5
6
7
15
14
8
13
9
12
10
Description
6
Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
7
Select a file type.
8
View files of the selected folder on your computer.
9
Show or hide files of the connected camera.
10
View files of the selected folder on the camera.
11
View files as thumbnails or on a map.
12
Browse folders in the connected device.
13
Browse folders in your computer.
14
Move to the previous or next folder.
15
Print files, view files on a map, store files in My Folder, or register
faces.
11
No.
Description
1
Open menus.
2
Display files in the selected folder.
3
Change to the Photo edit mode.
4
Change to the Video edit mode.
5
Change to the Sharing mode. (You can send files by email or
upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube.)
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Connecting to external devices >
Editing photos on a PC
Transferring files using Intelli-studio
You can easily transfer files on your camera to your computer by using
Intelli-studio.
3
Run Intelli-studio on your computer.
4
Turn on the camera.
• When the pop-up message appears on the camera display,
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
select Computer.
5
Select a folder on your computer to save new files and
select Yes.
• New files will be transferred to the computer.
• If your camera has no new files, the pop-up window for saving
new files will not appear.
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
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Editing photos on a PC
Using Samsung RAW Converter
Photos captured by a camera are often transformed to JPEG formats
and stored in the memory according to the settings of the camera at
the time of shooting. RAW files are not transformed to JPEG formats
and are stored in the memory without any changes. With Samsung
RAW Converter, you can calibrate exposures, White Balances, tones,
contrasts, and colors of photos.
Requirements for Mac
Item
OS
Apple® Mac OS 10.4 / v10.5 / v10.6
CPU
Intel processor-based or compatible computer
(Core 2 Quad or later recommended) / PowerPC
RAM
1GB or more recommended
Hard disk capacity
Please reserve at least 100MB of space. Please
allocate sufficient disk space for image storage.
(One image may use more than 10MB of disk
space.)
Others
• XGA (1024x768), Full Color (24 bit or higher)
• Keyboard, mouse, or equivalent devices
Requirements for Windows
Item
Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or
Windows 7
OS
CPU
* Administrator rights are needed for installation.
* The program runs as a 32-bit application under the 64-bit
OS.
Intel Pentium®, AMD Athlon processor-based PC or
compatible computer (Pentium4, Athlon XP or later
recommended)
Requirements
• Samsung RAW Converter may not perform correctly on some computers,
even when the computer meets the requirements.
• The Mac installation program will not autorun. Please manually run the
setup file on the provided CD-ROM.
* Multi-core processor ready (Intel Core i7,Core 2 Quad, Core
2 Duo, AMD Phenom IIX4, Phenom X4, etc.)
RAM
1GB or more recommended
Hard disk capacity
Please reserve at least 100MB of space. Please
allocate sufficient disk space for image storage.
(One image may use more than 10MB of disk
space.)
Others
• XGA (1024x768), Full Color (24 bit or higher)
• Keyboard, mouse, or equivalent devices
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Editing photos on a PC
Using the Samsung RAW Converter Interface
For details about using Samsung RAW Converter, click Help ►
Open software manual.
Editing RAW format files
If you edit the RAW format files with the Samsung RAW Converter,
you can maintain high image quality. You can also edit JPEG and TIFF
format files.
1
2
To adjust the exposure of an image
3
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
From the editing tools, select W.
4
No.
Description
1
Menu
2
Toolbar
3
Editing tools
4
Open/Close the fine adjustment window for the editing tools.
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Editing photos on a PC
To adjust the contrast of an image
Adjust the exposure with the scroll bar.
Original image
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
From the editing tools, select
3
Adjust the tone with the scroll bar.
.
Edited image
P Mode, Aperture: f=8,
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec, ISO=100
Original image
Original image
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Edited image
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To save RAW files in JPEG or TIFF formats
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
Select File ► Development.
3
Select a file format (JPEG or TIFF) and select Save.
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Appendix
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Error messages
When the following error messages appear, try these remedies.
Error messages
Suggested remedies
Lens is locked
The lens is locked. Rotate the lens counterclockwise until you hear a click. (p. 33)
Card Error
• Turn off your camera, and then turn it on again.
• Remove your memory card and insert it again.
• Format your memory card.
Low Battery
Insert a charged battery or recharge the battery.
No Image File
Capture photos or insert a memory card that
contains photos.
File Error
Delete the damaged file or contact a service center.
Memory Full
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new memory
card.
Card Locked
You can lock SD or SDHC card to prevent files from
being deleted. Unlock the card when shooting.
(p. 122)
Folder and file
number are
maximum values.
Replace the card.
File names do not match the DCF standard. Transfer
the files on the memory card to your computer and
format the card. (p. 96)
Error 00
Turn off your camera and remount the lens. If the
message still appears, contact a service center.
Error 01/02
Turn off your camera, remove the battery, and insert
again. If the message still appears, contact a service
center.
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Appendix
Maintaining the camera
Cleaning the camera
Camera lens and display
Use a brush to remove dust and wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If
any dust remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a piece of cleaning paper
and wipe gently.
About the image sensor
Depending on different shooting conditions, dust may appear in photos
because the image sensor is exposed to the external environment.
This problem is normal, and the exposure to dust occurs in everyday
use of the camera. You can remove dust from the sensor by operating
the sensor cleaning function. (p. 98) If dust remains after cleaning
the sensor, contact a service center. Do not insert the blower into the
mounting opening of the lens.
Camera body
Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
Never use benzene, thinners or alcohol to clean the device. These solutions
can damage the camera or cause it to malfunction.
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Maintaining the camera
Using or storing the camera
• Avoid exposing the camera to very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Avoid using your camera in areas with extremely high humidity, or
where the humidity changes drastically.
• Protect your camera and the display from impact, rough handling, and
excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
• Do not store the camera where there are mothballs.
• Your camera is not waterproof. Do not handle the battery, adapter, or
memory card with wet hands. Operating the camera with wet hands
may cause damage to your camera.
• Your camera consists of delicate parts. Avoid impacts to the camera.
• Protect the display from external force by keeping it in the case when
not in use. Protect the camera from scratches by keeping it away from
sand, sharp implements, or loose change.
• The camera may turn off if impacted from the outside. This is to
protect the memory card. Turn on the camera to use it again.
• When you use the camera in low temperatures, it may take some time
to turn on, the color may be changed temporarily, or after-images may
appear. These conditions are not malfunctions and they will correct
themselves when the camera is returned to normal temperatures.
• When you store the camera for an extended period, place it in a
sealed container with an absorbent material, such as silica gel.
• Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period. Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and
cause serious damage to your camera.
• Turn off the camera while not in use.
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Maintaining the camera
About memory card
Supported memory card
Your camera supports SD or SDHC memory cards.
Terminal
Write-protect switch
Label (front)
Memory card capacity
The memory capacity may differ depending on shooting scenes or
shooting conditions. These capacities are based on a 1 GB SD card.
Size
*Videos
(30 per sec)
HQ
Normal
1280 (16:9)
Approx. 15 min
Approx. 22 min
640 (4:3)
Approx. 44 min
Approx. 66 min
320 (4:3)
Approx. 145 min
Approx. 210 min
* The recordable time may vary if you use the zoom. Several videos were recorded in
succession to determine the total recording time.
You can prevent files from being deleted by using the write-protect
switch on an SD or SDHC card. Slide the switch down to lock or slide it
up to unlock. Unlock the card when capturing photos and videos.
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Maintaining the camera
Size
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
RAW
RAW + S.Fine
RAW + Fine
RAW + Normal
14M 4592X3056 (3:2)
141
282
423
34
25
30
32
10M 3872X2592 (3:2)
195
391
587
-
28
34
35
6M 3008X2000 (3:2)
320
640
961
-
31
37
38
2M 1920X1280 (3:2)
732
1,465
2,198
-
35
42
42
1,161
2,322
3,484
-
-
-
-
12M 4592X2584 (16:9)
166
332
499
-
26
32
33
8M 3872X2176 (16:9)
232
464
696
-
29
35
36
5M 3008X1688 (16:9)
376
752
1,129
-
32
38
39
2M 1920X1080 (16:9)
850
1,703
2,550
-
36
42
42
9M 3056X3056 (1:1)
210
420
630
-
32
34
35
6.7M 2592X2592 (1:1)
288
576
864
-
34
37
37
4M 2000X2000 (1:1)
470
940
1,411
-
38
40
40
1,041
2,083
3,121
-
42
43
43
Burst
Photo
1.6M 1280X1280 (1:1)
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Maintaining the camera
Cautions when using memory cards
• Do not remove the memory card or turn off your camera while the
lamp is blinking, as this may damage your data.
• When the lifespan of a memory card has expired, you cannot store
any more photos on the card. Use a new memory card.
• Avoid using or storing memory cards near strong magnetic fields.
• Avoid using or keeping memory cards in areas with high temperature,
high humidity, or corrosive substances.
• When you carry a memory card, use a case to protect the card from
electrostatic discharges.
• Transfer important data to other media, such as a hard disk, CD, or
DVD.
• When you use the camera for an extended period, the memory
card may become warm. This is normal and does not indicate a
malfunction.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
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About the battery
Use only Samsung-approved batteries.
Battery life
Shooting mode
Battery specifications
Model
BP1310
Type
Lithium-ion battery
Cell capacity
1,300 mAh
Voltage
7.4 V
Charging time
(when the camera is switched off)
Approx. 150 min
Average time / Number of photos
Photos
Approx. 200 min/Approx. 400 photos
Videos
Approx. 130 min
• The figures above are based on Samsung’s test standards. Your
results may differ depending on your actual usage.
• Available shooting time differs depending on background, shooting
interval, and use conditions.
• Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total
recording time.
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About the battery
Notes about charging the battery
• If the indicator light is off, make sure that the battery is inserted
correctly.
Personal injury or death can occur if the battery is handled carelessly or
improperly. For your safety, follow these instructions for proper battery
handling:
• The battery can ignite or explode if not handled properly. If you notice
• When the battery is completely discharged, charge it at least 10
minutes before using it with your camera.
•
• Using the flash or recording videos depletes the battery more quickly.
Charge the battery until the indicator light turns green.
•
• If the indicator light blinks orange or does not illuminate, reconnect the
cable, or remove the battery and insert it again.
• If you charge the battery when the cable is overheated or the
temperature is too high, the indicator light may turn orange. Charging
will start when the battery cools down.
• Do not pull on the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the
power outlet. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
•
•
•
•
•
any deformities, cracks, or other abnormalities in the battery, immediately
discontinue use of the battery and contact your manufacturer.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommend battery chargers and
adapters and charge the battery only by the method described in this user
manual.
Do not place the battery near heating devices or expose to excessively
warm environments, such as the inside of an enclosed car in the
summertime.
Do not place the battery in a microwave oven.
Avoid storing or using the battery in hot, humid places, such as spas or
shower enclosures.
Do not rest the device on flammable surfaces, such as bedding, carpets,
or electric blankets for a prolonged period.
When the device is switched on, do not leave it in any confined space for a
prolonged period.
Do not allow battery terminals to come in contact with metallic objects,
such as necklaces, coins, keys, or watches.
• Do not bend or place heavy objects on the AC cable. Doing so may
damage the cable.
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About the battery
• Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion replacement
batteries.
• Do not disassemble the battery or puncture the battery with any sharp
object.
• Avoid exposing the battery to high pressure or crushing forces.
• Avoid exposing the battery to major impacts, such as dropping it from high
places.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures of 60 °C (140 °F) or above.
• Do not allow the battery to come in contact with moisture or liquids.
• Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
Disposal guidelines
• Dispose of the battery with care.
• Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
• Disposal regulations may differ by country or region. Dispose of the battery
in accordance with all local and federal regulations.
Guidelines for charging the battery
Charge the battery only by the method described in this user manual. The
battery can ignite or explode if not charged properly.
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Before contacting a service center
If you are having trouble with your device, try these troubleshooting
solutions before contacting a service professional.
Situation
Suggested remedies
• There is no space on the memory card.
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new card.
• When the AF Priority function is turned on,
When you leave your camera at a service center, be sure to also leave the
other components that may have contributed to the malfunction, such as the
memory card and battery.
Situation
Cannot turn on the
camera
Suggested remedies
Cannot capture
photos
• Ensure that the battery is inserted.
• Ensure that the battery is inserted correctly.
• Charge the battery.
•
•
•
•
• Charge the battery.
• Your camera may be in Power save mode.
The power turns off
suddenly
(p. 97)
• The camera may be turned off automatically
to prevent the memory card from being
damaged due to excessive heat. Turn on your
camera again.
• The battery may lose power more quickly in
The camera is losing
battery power quickly
low temperatures (below 0° C/32°F). Keep the
battery warm by putting it into your pocket.
• Using the flash or recording videos depletes
the battery quickly. Recharge if needed.
• Batteries are consumable parts that must be
replaced over time. Get a new battery if the
battery life is diminishing quickly.
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•
you cannot capture a photo unless the focus
is set correctly. Set AF Priority to Off or focus
on the subject correctly. (p. 64)
Format the memory card.
The memory card is defective. Get a new
memory card.
The memory card is locked. Unlock the card.
(p. 122)
Ensure that the camera is switched on.
Charge the battery.
Ensure that the battery is inserted correctly.
The camera freezes
Remove the battery and insert it again.
The camera heats up
While using the camera, it may heat up. This
is normal and should not affect your camera’s
lifespan or performance.
The flash fires
unexpectedly
The flash may fire due to static electricity. The
camera is not malfunctioning.
The flash does not
work
• The flash option may be set to Off. (p. 70)
• You cannot use the flash in some modes.
The date and time are
incorrect
Set the date and time in the display settings
menu.
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Situation
Suggested remedies
The display or
buttons do not work
Remove the battery and insert it again.
The memory card has
an error
The memory card has not been formatted or
has become corrupt. Format the card.
Cannot display files
If you change the name of a file, your camera
may not play the file (the name of the file should
meet the DCF standard). If you encounter this
situation, display files on your computer.
Situation
The photo is too dark
Your photo is underexposed.
• Adjust the aperture value or the shutter
speed.
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 53)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 70)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 77)
Photos are distorted
This camera can have minute distortion when
using a wide-angle lens that enables shooting
with a wide angle of view. This is normal, and
does not cause malfunction.
• Ensure that the focus option you set is
suitable for the kind of shot you are capturing.
The photo is blurry
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from
shaking.
• Ensure that the lens is clean. If not, clean the
lens. (p. 120)
The colors in the
photo do not match
the actual scene
An incorrect White Balance can create
unrealistic color. Select the proper White
Balance option to suit the light source. (p. 54)
The photo is too
bright
Your photo is overexposed.
• Adjust the aperture value or the shutter
speed.
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 53)
• Turn off the flash. (p. 70)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 77)
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Playback screen does
not appear on the
connected external
device
• Ensure that A/V or HDMI cable is properly
connected to the external monitor.
• Ensure that the memory card is properly
recorded.
• Ensure that the USB cable is connected
Your computer does
not recognize your
camera
correctly.
• Ensure that your camera is switched on.
• Ensure that you are using a supported
operating system.
Your computer
disconnects the
camera while
transferring files
The file transfer may be interrupted by static
electricity. Disconnect the USB cable and
connect it again.
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Situation
Your computer
cannot play videos
Intelli-studio is not
functioning properly
Cannot set the DPOF
for RAW files
Suggested remedies
Depending on the software you use, video files
may not play. To play video files captured with
your camera, install and use the Intelli-studio
program on your computer. (p. 110)
• End Intelli-studio and restart the program.
• You cannot use Intelli-studio on Macintosh
Situation
The date & time
settings screen
appears when you
power on the camera
Suggested remedies
• Set the date and time again.
• This screen appears when the camera’s
internal power source is completely
discharged. Insert a fully charged battery and
wait at least 72 hours in power off status for
the internal power source to be recharged.
computers.
You cannot set the DPOF for RAW files.
• Subject is not in focus. When the subject is
Auto Focus does not
work
outside the AF area, shoot by moving the
subject inside the AF area and half pressing
[Shutter].
• Subject is too close. Step back from the
subject and shoot.
• The focus mode is set to MF. Switch the
mode to AF.
AEL feature does not
work
AEL feature does not work in M, i, t,
N, p, and s modes. Select another
mode to use this feature.
Lens does not work
• Ensure that the lens is properly mounted.
• Remove the lens from the camera and remount it.
External flash or GPS
does not work
Ensure that the external device is properly
mounted and turned on.
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Camera specifications
Image Sensor
Field of view
Approx. 100 %
User display
Icons, Grid Line, Histogram
Type
CMOS
Sensor size
23.4 X 15.6 mm
Effective pixels
Approx. 14.6 mega-pixels
Type
EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
Total pixels
Approx. 15.1 mega-pixels
Resolution
VGA (640X480) Approx. 921 k dots
Color filter
RGB primary color filter
Field of view
Approx. 100 %
Magnification
Approx. 0.86 X (APS-C, 50 mm, -1 m-1)
Lens Mount
Viewfinder
Type
Samsung NX Mount
Eye point
Approx. 20.2 mm
Available lens
Samsung lenses
Diopter adjustment
Approx. -4.0+2.0 m-1
Image Stabilization
Focusing
Type
Lens shift (depends on lens)
Mode
Mode 1 / Mode 2 / Off
Distortion Correct
Type
Focusing point
Lens Distortion Correct on/off (depends on lens)
Dust Reduction
Type
Super sonic drive
Display
AMOLED
Size
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Resolution
VGA (640X480) 614 k dots (PenTile)
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Mode
Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
AF Assist Lamp
Green LED
Shutter
Type
Type
• Selection: 1 point (free selection)
• Multi: Normal 15 points, Close up 35
• Face detection: Max. 10 faces
i-Function
i-Scene (depends on lens)
Contrast AF
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal
plane shutter
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Speed
• Auto: 1/4,000-30 sec.
• Manual: 1/4,000-30 sec.
Burst shooting
• 10, 15, or 30 frames per second
• 30 shots per shutter-press
Bracket shooting
Auto exposure bracketing (±3EV),
White Balance bracketing,
Picture Wizard bracketing
Self-timer
2-30 sec. (1 second interval)
Shutter release
SR9NX01 (optional)
(1/3 or 1/2 EV Step)
• Bulb (time limit: 8 min)
Exposure
TTL 247 (19 X 13) Block segment
Metering system
Metering: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering range: EV 0-18
(ISO100·30 mm, F2.0)
Compensation
±3 EV (1/3 or 1/2 EV Step)
AE lock
AEL button
• 1 Step: Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400,
ISO equivalent
ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
• 1/3 Step: Auto, ISO 100, ISO 125,
ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320,
ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 800,
ISO 1000, ISO 1250, ISO 1600, ISO 2000,
ISO 2500, ISO 3200
Drive Mode
Mode
Single, Continuous, Burst, Timer, Bracket
(auto exposure, White Balance, Picture
Wizard)
• JPEG: 3 shots per second
Continuous shooting
(Max. 6 shots-with Lens Distortion Correct
on, Max. 10 shots-with Lens Distortion
Correct off)
• RAW: 3 shots per second
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Type
TTL auto pop-up flash
Mode
Smart Flash, Auto, Auto + Red, Fill in, Fill-in
Red, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Guide number
11 (based on ISO 100)
Angle of view
28 mm (35 mm film equivalent)
Sync speed
Less than 1/180 sec.
Flash EV
-2-+2 EV (0.5 EV Step)
External flash
Optional Samsung external flashes: SEF15A,
SEF20A, SEF42A
Syncro
Hot shoe
White Balance
Mode
Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent
White, Fluorescent NW, Fluorescent Daylight,
Tungsten, Flash WB, Custom Set, Color
Temp. (Manual)
Micro adjustment
Amber/Blue/Green/Magenta 7 steps
respectively
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Dynamic Range Expansion
Smart range on/off
Picture Wizard
Mode
Parameter
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest,
Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom1,
Custom2, Custom3
Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color
Shooting
Mode
Scene mode
Size
Super Fine, Fine, Normal
RAW standard
SRW
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Video
Type
MP4 (H.264)
Format
Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
Movie AE mode
Program, Aperture Priority
Smart Auto, Program, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, Manual, Lens Priority,
Sound picture, Panorama, Scene, Movie
Movie clip
Audio on/off (Shooting time: up to 25 min)
Size
1280X720, 640X480, 320X240
Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Sports,
Backlight, Close Up, Text, Landscape,
Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night,
Fireworks
Frame rate
30 frames per second
Sound
Mono
Edit
Still image capture, Time trimming
JPEG only
Sound picture
Quality
Playback
Recordable time (before and after shooting,
5 or 10 seconds respectively)
Type
Single image, Thumbnails (3/9/20), Slide
show, Movie
• JPEG (3:2): 14M (4592X3056),
Highlight warning
Available
Edit
Red-eye Fix, Backlight, Photo Style Selector,
Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Smart Filter
Smart filter
Miniature, Fish-Eye, Defog, Halftone Dots,
Soft Focus
10M (3872X2592), 6M (3008X2000),
2M (1920X1280), 1.4M (1472X976,
Burst mode only)
• JPEG (16:9): 12M (4592X2584),
8M (3872X2176), 5M (3008X1688),
2M (1920X1080)
• JPEG (1:1): 9M (3056X3056),
6.7M (2592X2592), 4M (2000X2000),
1.6M (1280X1280)
• RAW: 14M (4592X3056)
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Camera specifications
• JPEG (3:2): 6M (3008X2000),
Smart filter size
Photo style selector
2M (1920X1280), VGA (640X424)
• JPEG (16:9): 5M (3008X1688),
2M (1920X1080), VGA (640X360)
• JPEG (1:1): 4M (2000X2000),
1.6M (1280X1280), VGA (480X480)
Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy,
Classic
External release
Included
DC power input
DC 9.0 V, 1.5 A (100-240 V)
Power Source
• Rechargeable battery: BP1310
(1,300 mAh)
Type
* The power source may differ depending
on your region.
Storage
Media
File format
• Charger: BC1310
• AC adapter: AD9NX01 (optional)
External memory (optional): SD card
(up to 4 GB guaranteed), SDHC card
(up to 32 GB guaranteed)
RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF,
DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Direct Printing
Dimensions (W X H X D)
123 X 87 X 39.8 mm (without protrusions)
Weight
353 g (without battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature
PictBridge
0-40 °C
GPS
Operating Humidity
Type
Geo-tagging with optional GPS Module
(WGS 84)
Feature
• Location name (English and Korean only)
• Google Map link (with Intelli-studio)
5-85 %
Software
Intelli-studio, Samsung RAW Converter
* This specifications can change without notice to upgrade a performance.
* Other brands and products names are trademarks of respective owners.
Interface
Digital output
USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Video output
NTSC, PAL (selectable)
HDMI 1.3: (1080i, 720p, 576p/480p)
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Lens specifications
Lens Name
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II
SAMSUNG 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED
SAMSUNG 20 mm F2.8
Focus Length
18-55 mm (equivalent to
27.7-84.7 mm in 35 mm format)
20-50 mm (equivalent to 30.8-77 mm in
35 mm format)
20 mm (equivalent to 30.8 mm in
35 mm format)
Elements in Group
12 elements in 9 groups
(1 aspheric lens included)
9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspheric lens,
1 low dispersive lens included)
6 elements in 4 groups
(1 aspheric lens included)
Angle of View
75.9°-28.7°
70.2°-31.4°
70.2°
Aperture
F3.5-5.6 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
F3.5-5.6 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
F2.8 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Mount Type
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Included
Not included
Not included
Minimum Focus Distance
0.28 m-infinity
0.28 m-infinity
0.17 m-infinity
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.22 X
Approx. 0.22 X
Approx. 0.18X
i-Scene Mode
Supported (Beauty Shot, Portrait,
Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset,
Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night)
Supported (Beauty Shot, Portrait,
Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset,
Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night)
Supported (Backlight, Landscape,
Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night)
Lens Hood
Included
Not included
Not included
Filter Size
58 mm
40.5 mm
43 mm
Max. Diameter X Length
63 X 65.1 mm
64 X 39.8 mm
62.2 X 24.5 mm
Weight
Approx.198 g (without hood)
Approx. 119 g
Approx. 89 g
Operating Temperature
0-40 °C
0-40 °C
0-40 °C
Operating Humidity
5-85 %
5-85 %
5-85 %
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Lens specifications
Lens Name
SAMSUNG 30 mm F2
SAMSUNG 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED OIS II
Focus Length
30 mm (equivalent to 46.2 mm in 35 mm format)
50-200 mm (equivalent to 77-308 mm in 35 mm format)
Elements in Group
5 elements in 5 groups (1 aspheric lens included)
17 elements in 13 groups (2 low dispersive lenses included)
Angle of View
50.2°
31.4°-8.0°
Aperture
F2 (minumum: F22), (Number of Blades: 7, Circular Aperture
Diaphragm)
F4-5.6 (minimum: F22), (Number of Blades: 7, Circular
Aperture Diaphragm)
Mount Type
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Not Included
Included
Minimum Focus Distance
0.25 m-infinity
0.98 m-infinity
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.16 X
Approx. 0.2 X
i-Scene Mode
Not supported
Supported (Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Sports)
Lens Hood
Optional
Included
Filter Size
43 mm
52 mm
Max. Diameter X Length
61.5 X 21.5 mm
70 X 100.5 mm
Weight
Approx. 85 g (without hood)
Approx. 417 g (without hood)
Operating Temperature
0-40 °C
0-40 °C
Operating Humidity
5-85 %
5-85 %
Lens may differ from your actual items.
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Glossary
AdobeRGB
Adobe RGB is used for commercial printing and has a larger color range
than sRGB. Its wider range of colors helps you to easily edit photos on a
computer.
AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) /
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
AMOLED is a visual display that is very thin and light, as it does not
need backlighting. LCD is a visual display commonly used in consumer
electronics. This display needs a separate backlight, such as CCFL or
LED, to reproduce colors.
AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket)
This feature automatically captures several images at different exposures
to help you capture a properly-exposed image.
Aperture
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camera’s
sensor.
AEL/AFL (Auto Exposure Lock/Auto Focus Lock)
These features help you lock the exposure or focus on which you want
to focus or calculate the exposure.
Camera shake (Blur)
AF (Auto Focus)
If the camera is moved while the shutter is open, the entire image may
appear blurred. This occurs more often when the shutter speed is slow.
Prevent camera shake by raising the sensitivity, using the flash, or using
a faster shutter speed. Alternatively, use a tripod or the OIS function to
stabilize the camera.
A system that automatically focuses the camera lens on the subject.
Your camera uses the contrast to focus automatically.
Color space
The range of colors that the camera can see.
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Color temperature
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Color Temperature is a measurement in degrees Kelvin (K) that indicates
the hue of a specific type of light source. As the color temperature
increases, the color of the light source has a more bluish quality. As the
color temperature decreases, the color of the light source has a more
reddish quality. At 5,500 degrees Kelvin, the color of the light source is
similar to the sun at midday.
A format for writing printing information, such as selected images
and number of prints, on a memory card. DPOF-compatible printers,
sometimes available at photo shops, can read the information from the
card for convenient printing.
EV (Exposure Value)
Composition
All the combinations of the camera’s shutter speed and lens aperture
that result in the same exposure.
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo.
Usually, abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
EV Compensation
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
A specification to define a file format and file system for digital cameras
created by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association (JEITA).
This feature allows you to quickly adjust the exposure value measured
by the camera, in limited increments, to improve the exposure of your
photos.
Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format)
Depth of field
A specification to define an image file format for digital cameras created
by the Japan Electronic Industries Development Association (JEIDA).
The distance between the nearest and farthest points that can be
acceptably focused in a photograph. Depth of field varies with lens
aperture, focal length, and distance from the camera to the subject.
Selecting a smaller aperture, for example, will increase the depth of field
and blur the background of a composition.
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Exposure
H.264/MPEG-4
The amount of light allowed to reach the camera’s sensor. Exposure is
controlled by a combination of the shutter speed, the aperture value,
and ISO sensitivity.
A high-compression video format established by international standard
organizations ISO-IEC and ITU-T. This codec is capable of providing
good video quality at low bit rates developed by the Joint Video Team
(JVT).
Flash
A speed light that helps to create adequate exposure in low-light
conditions.
Focal length
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point(in millimeters).
Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and the subject is
magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles of view.
Histogram
A graphical representation of the brightness of an image. The horizontal
axis represents the brightness and the vertical axis represents the
number of pixels. High points at the left (too dark) and right (too bright)
on the histogram indicate a photo that is improperly exposed.
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Image sensor
The physical part of a digital camera that contains a photosite for each
pixel in the image. Each photosite records the brightness of the light
that strikes it during an exposure. Common sensor types are CCD
(Charge-coupled Device) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide
Semiconductor).
ISO sensitivity
The sensitivity of the camera to light, based on the equivalent film speed
used in a film camera. At higher ISO sensitivity settings, the camera
uses a higher shutter speed, which can reduce blur caused by camera
shake and low light. However, images with high sensitivity are more
susceptible to noise.
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JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
Noise
A lossy method of compression for digital images. JPEG images are
compressed to reduce their overall file size with minimal deterioration of
the image resolution.
Misinterpreted pixels in a digital image that may appear as misplaced or
random, bright pixels. Noise usually occurs when photos are shot with a
high sensitivity or when a sensitivity is automatically set in a dark place.
Metering
NTSC (National Television System Committee)
The metering refers to the way in which the camera measures the
quantity of light to set the exposure.
A video color encoding standard used most commonly in Japan, North
America, the Philippines, South America, South Korea, and Taiwan.
MF (Manual Focus)
Optical zoom
A system that manually focuses the camera lens on the subject. You
can use the focus ring to focus on a subject.
This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does
not deteriorate quality of images.
MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
PAL (Phase Alternate Line)
A video format which is compressed as a JPEG image.
A video color encoding standard used in numerous countries throughout
Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
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Quality
sRGB (Standard RGB)
An expression of the rate of compression used in a digital image. Higher
quality images have a lower rate of compression, which usually results in
a larger file size.
International standard of colour space established by the IEC
(International Electrotechnical Commission). This is defined from colour
space for PC monitors and is also used as the standard colour space
for Exif.
RAW (CCD raw data)
The original, unprocessed data, collected directly from the camera’s
image sensor. White Balance, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and
other data can be manipulated with editing software before the image is
compressed into a standard file format.
Vignetting
A reduction of an image’s brightness or saturation at the periphery
(outer edges) compared to the center of the image. Vignetting can draw
interest to subjects positioned in the center of an image.
Resolution
White Balance (color balance)
The number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution images
contain more pixels and typically show more detail than low resolution
images.
An adjustment of the intensities of colors (typically the primary colors
red, green, and blue), in an image. The goal of adjusting the White
Balance, or color balance, is to correctly render the colors in an image.
Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close
the shutter, and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as
it controls the amount of light which passes through the aperture before
it reaches the image sensor. A fast shutter speed allows less time to let
light in and the photo becomes darker and more easily freezes subjects
in motion.
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Optional accessories
Camera bag
You can purchase the camera bag
separately.
Memory card
This camera accepts SD (Secure Digital) and
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory
card.
HDMI cable
You can view high-definition photos and
videos by connecting the camera to an
HDMI-compatible monitor with the HDMI
(HDMI type C) cable.
Adapter
You can charge the battery by connecting
the adapter to the power outlet.
Strap
You can additionally purchase the straps.
A/V cable
You can connect to other devices by using
the A/V cable.
Battery pack
You can purchase additional battery packs.
• These illustrations may differ from your actual items. Refer to the user
Shutter release
Shutter release reduces shakiness when
used with a tripod.
manuals of these optional accessories for details.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Samsung is not responsible for
damage caused by using another manufacturer’s accessories.
Filter
You can create different colored effects by
attaching filters to your lens.
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Index
A
E
I
O
Aperture 12, 16
Exposure Value (EV) 13, 77
i-Function 43
Intelli-Studio 110
Optical Image Stabilization
(OIS) 76
ISO sensitivity 15, 16, 53
Optional accessories
Auto focus 59
F
B
Fader 79
Battery
Files
life 125
specifications 125
Bracketing 66, 68
C
Camera
connecting as removable disk 108
connecting to PC 108
disconnecting (Windows) 109
layout 26
Color space 58
deleting 83
editing RAW format 115
photo format 52
protecting 83
transferring to Mac 109
transferring to PC 108
video format 52
attach the GPS module 38
connect the flash 36
flash layout 36
GPS module layout 37
L
Lenses
layout 32
locking 33
markings 35
specifications 135
unlocking 34
Flash 70
bounce photography 23
guide number 22
intensity 72
pop-up button 71
M
Maintenance 120
Memory card 122
F-number 13
Metering 73
Focal length 17
MF assist 65
P
Panorama mode 45
Photos
adjusting tone 116
editing 89
enlarging 85
shooting options 51
viewing on camera 82
viewing on HDTV 104
viewing on TV 103
Photo styles 57
PictBridge 105
D
Depth of Field (DOF) 13, 18
G
Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) 106
Glossary 137
Drive (see Shooting method) 66
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Posture 11
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R
T
Red-eye effect 71
Timer 67
Rule of thirds 20
V
S
Samsung RAW Converter 114
Shooting method 66
Videos
options 79
viewing 87
Shooting modes
Aperture Priority 41
Lens Priority 42
Manual 42
Movie 48
Panorama mode 45
Program 40
Scene 46
Shutter Priority 41
Smart Auto 39
Sound Picture mode 45
Shutter speed 14, 16
Slide show 85
Smart Album 83
Sound Picture mode 45
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Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that
the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB
cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the
end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment
or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate
these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users
should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product,
or their local government office, for details of where and how they can
take these items for environmentally safe recycling. Business users
should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the
purchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories should
not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the
batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other household
waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical
symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury,
cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66.
If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause
harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please
separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them through
your local, free battery return system.
This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler.
To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website:
www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect Or call, (877) 278 - 0799
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FCC notice
NOTE:
Declaration of Conformity
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient, or relocate, the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
Trade Name
: Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Model No.
: Samsung NX11
Responsible Party : Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Address
: 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Telephone No.
: 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Please refer to the warranty that came with your product
or visit our website www.samsung.com for after-sales service or inquiries.
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