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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid
dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
  Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself
or others
Do not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera.
You can damage the camera and expose yourself to the risk of an electric
shock.
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive gases
and liquids.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store
these materials near the camera.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in an electric shock.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight.
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people or
animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’s eyes, this can cause
temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets.
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small children
and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
temperatures for an extended period of time.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause
permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.
Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets or clothes.
The camera may overheat, which may distort the camera or cause a fire.
Do not handle the power supply cord or the charger during a
thunderstorm.
This may result in an electric shock.
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Health and safety information
If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediately
disconnect all power sources, such as the battery or charger,
and then contact a Samsung service center.
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a camera
in a certain area.
• Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
• Turn off the camera when in an aircraft. Your camera can cause
interference with aircraft equipment. Follow all airline regulations and
turn off your camera when directed by airline personnel.
• Turn off the camera near medical equipment. Your camera can interfere
with medical equipment in hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all
regulations, posted warnings, and directions from medical personnel.
Avoid interference with pacemakers.
Maintain a safe distance between this camera and all pacemakers to
avoid potential interference, as recommended by the manufacturer and
research groups. If you have any reason to suspect that your camera is
interfering with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off the camera
immediately and contact the manufacturer of the pacemaker or medical
device for guidance.
  Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period of time.
Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause serious
damage to your camera.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended,
Lithium-ion replacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the
battery.
Inauthentic, damaged, or heated batteries may cause a fire or personal
injury.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables, and
accessories.
• Using unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables, or accessories can cause
batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damage or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables, or accessories.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Health and safety information
Do not touch the flash while it fires.
The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.
When you use the AC charger, turn off the camera before you
disconnect the power to the AC charger.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Disconnect the charger from the wall socket when not in use.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet
when you charge batteries.
Exercise caution when you connect cables and install batteries
and memory cards.
If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or improperly
install batteries and memory cards, you can damage ports, connectors,
and accessories.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged battery or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause a fire.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not place the camera in or near magnetic fields.
Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the +/terminals on the battery.
Do not use the camera if the screen is damaged.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
If the glass or acrylic parts are broken, visit a Samsung service center to
have the camera repaired.
Doing so may cause the camera to malfunction.
Do not drop or subject the camera to strong impacts.
Doing so may damage the screen or external or internal components.
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Health and safety information
Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage
that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.
Your camera emits radio frequency (RF) signals that may interfere
with unshielded or improperly shielded electronic equipment, such as
pacemakers, hearing aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your electronic devices
to solve any interference problems you experience. To prevent unwanted
interference, use only Samsung-approved devices or accessories.
You must plug the small end of the USB cable into your
camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not
responsible for any loss of data.
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight.
Use your camera in the normal position.
Avoid contact with your camera’s internal antenna.
This may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
Data transference and your responsibilities
If the camera overheats, remove the battery and allow it to
cool down.
• Data transferred via WLAN could be leaked, so avoid transferring
• Prolonged usage of the camera may overheat the battery and raise
• The camera manufacturer is not liable for any data transfers that infringe
the internal temperature of the camera. If the camera stops operating,
remove the battery and allow it to cool down.
sensitive data in public areas or on open networks.
on copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property laws, or public decency
ordinances.
• High internal temperatures may result in noise in your photos. This is
normal and does not affect your camera’s overall performance.
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Contents
Tips
Chapter 1
Concepts in Photography
My Camera
Shooting postures....................................................................................... 13
Getting started............................................................................................. 28
Unpacking.................................................................................................................... 28
Camera layout............................................................................................... 29
Using the MOBILE button........................................................................................ 31
Using the display........................................................................................................ 32
Holding the camera...................................................................................................... 13
Standing photography................................................................................................ 14
Crouching photography............................................................................................. 14
Aperture......................................................................................................... 15
Aperture value and the depth of field................................................................... 16
Shutter speed................................................................................................ 17
ISO sensitivity............................................................................................... 18
How the aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
control exposure.......................................................................................... 19
Correlation between focal length, angle, and perspective................. 20
Depth of field................................................................................................ 21
What controls out-of-focus effects?........................................................................ 21
DOF preview.................................................................................................................... 23
Composition.................................................................................................. 23
Rule of Thirds................................................................................................................... 23
Photos with two subjects........................................................................................... 24
Flash................................................................................................................ 25
Flash guide number...................................................................................................... 26
Bounce Photography................................................................................................... 26
Using the Self shot mode.......................................................................................... 32
Inserting the battery and memory card.................................................. 33
Removing the battery and memory card............................................................ 33
Using the memory card adapter............................................................................. 33
Charging the battery and turning on your camera............................... 34
Charging the battery................................................................................................ 34
Turning on your camera.......................................................................................... 34
Performing the initial setup....................................................................... 35
Selecting functions (options).................................................................... 37
Using m .................................................................................................................. 37
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode............................................................... 37
Using the Smart panel.............................................................................................. 38
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode........................................................... 38
Using iFn........................................................................................................................ 39
Display icons................................................................................................. 41
In Shooting mode...................................................................................................... 41
Capturing photos......................................................................................................... 41
Recording videos.......................................................................................................... 42
About the level gauge................................................................................................ 42
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In Playback mode....................................................................................................... 43
Viewing photos............................................................................................................. 43
Playing videos................................................................................................................ 43
Changing the information displayed.................................................................. 44
Lenses............................................................................................................. 45
Lens layout.................................................................................................................... 45
Locking or unlocking the lens.................................................................................. 46
Lens markings............................................................................................................. 48
Accessories.................................................................................................... 49
External flash layout.................................................................................................. 49
Connecting the external flash.................................................................................. 50
Shooting modes........................................................................................... 51
t Smart Auto mode......................................................................................... 52
P Program mode......................................................................................................... 54
Program Shift................................................................................................................. 55
Minimum shutter speed............................................................................................. 55
A Aperture Priority mode....................................................................................... 56
S Shutter Priority mode........................................................................................... 57
M Manual mode......................................................................................................... 58
Using Framing Mode................................................................................................... 58
Using the Bulb function............................................................................................. 59
s Smart mode........................................................................................................... 60
Using the Best Face mode......................................................................................... 61
Using the Panorama mode....................................................................................... 62
R Beauty Face mode................................................................................................ 63
Recording a video...................................................................................................... 64
Available functions by shooting mode.............................................................. 66
Chapter 2
Shooting Functions
Size and Resolution..................................................................................... 68
Photo size...................................................................................................................... 68
Quality............................................................................................................................ 69
ISO sensitivity............................................................................................... 70
White Balance............................................................................................... 71
Customizing preset White Balance options........................................................ 72
Picture Wizard (photo styles)..................................................................... 73
AF mode......................................................................................................... 74
Single AF........................................................................................................................ 75
Continuous AF............................................................................................................. 75
Manual focus................................................................................................................ 76
AF area............................................................................................................ 77
Selection AF................................................................................................................. 77
Multi AF.......................................................................................................................... 78
Tracking AF................................................................................................................... 78
Face Detection.............................................................................................. 80
Normal........................................................................................................................... 80
Smile Shot..................................................................................................................... 81
Wink Shot...................................................................................................................... 81
MF Assist........................................................................................................ 82
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).............................................................. 83
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Drive (shooting method)............................................................................ 84
Single.............................................................................................................................. 84
Continuous................................................................................................................... 85
Burst................................................................................................................................ 85
Timer............................................................................................................................... 86
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE Bracket).............................................................. 86
White Balance Bracketing (WB Bracket)............................................................. 87
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz Bracket)......................................................... 87
Depth Bracketing....................................................................................................... 88
Flash................................................................................................................ 89
Reducing the red-eye effect................................................................................... 90
Adjusting the flash intensity.................................................................................. 90
Metering......................................................................................................... 91
Multi................................................................................................................................ 91
Center-weighted........................................................................................................ 92
Spot................................................................................................................................. 92
Measuring the exposure value of the focus area  ............................................ 93
Dynamic Range............................................................................................ 94
Smart Filter.................................................................................................... 95
Exposure compensation............................................................................. 96
Exposure lock................................................................................................ 97
Video functions............................................................................................ 98
Movie size..................................................................................................................... 98
When Video Out is set to NTSC................................................................................ 98
When Video Out is set to PAL................................................................................... 98
Movie quality............................................................................................................... 99
Multi Motion................................................................................................................ 99
Fader............................................................................................................................ 100
Voice............................................................................................................................. 100
Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Searching and managing files................................................................. 102
Viewing photos........................................................................................................ 102
Viewing image thumbnails.................................................................................. 102
Viewing files by category..................................................................................... 103
Viewing files as a folder......................................................................................... 103
Protecting files......................................................................................................... 104
Deleting files............................................................................................................. 104
Deleting a single file.................................................................................................. 104
Deleting multiple files............................................................................................... 105
Deleting all files........................................................................................................... 105
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Viewing photos........................................................................................... 106
Enlarging a photo................................................................................................... 106
Viewing a slide show.............................................................................................. 106
Auto rotating............................................................................................................ 107
Playing videos............................................................................................. 108
Trimming a video during playback................................................................... 108
Capturing an image during playback.............................................................. 109
Editing photos............................................................................................ 110
Rotating a photo..................................................................................................... 110
Resizing photos....................................................................................................... 111
Adjusting your photos........................................................................................... 111
Retouching faces..................................................................................................... 112
Applying Smart Filter effects............................................................................... 113
Chapter 4
Wireless network
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings................ 115
Connecting to a WLAN.......................................................................................... 115
Setting network options.......................................................................................... 116
Manually setting the IP address............................................................................ 116
Network connection tips...................................................................................... 117
Entering text............................................................................................................. 118
Using the NFC Feature (Tag & Go).......................................................... 119
Using NFC features in Shooting mode............................................................ 119
Using NFC features in Playback mode (Photo Beam)................................ 119
Using NFC features in Wi-Fi mode..................................................................... 119
Saving files to a smart phone automatically........................................ 120
Sending photos or videos to a smart phone........................................ 122
Sending photos or videos to multiple smart phones......................... 124
Using a smart phone as a remote shutter release............................... 126
Using Auto Backup to send photos or videos...................................... 128
Installing the program for Auto Backup on your PC.................................. 128
Sending photos or videos to a PC..................................................................... 128
Using Samsung Link to view files........................................................... 130
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Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Camera settings menu
Connecting to external devices
User settings................................................................................................ 133
ISO Customizing...................................................................................................... 133
Viewing files on an HDTV......................................................................... 145
ISO Step.......................................................................................................................... 133
Auto ISO Range........................................................................................................... 133
Noise Reduction......................................................................................................
Bracket Settings.......................................................................................................
DMF (Direct Manual Focus).................................................................................
Color Space................................................................................................................
Distortion Correct...................................................................................................
iFn Customizing.......................................................................................................
User Display...............................................................................................................
Key Mapping.............................................................................................................
Live view NFC...........................................................................................................
MobileLink/NFC Image Size ...............................................................................
Grid Line.....................................................................................................................
AF Lamp......................................................................................................................
Auto Self-Shot..........................................................................................................
Lens Button Speed Settings................................................................................
133
134
134
135
136
136
137
138
138
138
139
139
139
139
Transferring files to your computer........................................................ 146
Transferring files to your Windows OS computer........................................ 146
Connecting the camera as a removable disk.................................................... 146
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows 7)...................................................... 147
Transferring files to your Mac OS....................................................................... 147
Using programs on a PC........................................................................... 149
Installing i-Launcher.............................................................................................. 149
Using Samsung i-Launcher..................................................................................... 150
Using Samsung RAW Converter............................................................................ 150
Using i-Launcher..................................................................................................... 150
Requirements for Windows OS.............................................................................. 150
Requirements for Mac OS........................................................................................ 151
Opening Samsung i-Launcher............................................................................... 151
Downloading the firmware..................................................................................... 151
Downloading the PC Auto Backup program.................................................... 151
Setting.......................................................................................................... 140
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Chapter 7
Appendix
Error messages........................................................................................... 153
Maintaining the camera........................................................................... 154
Cleaning the camera.............................................................................................. 154
Camera lens and display.......................................................................................... 154
Image sensor................................................................................................................ 154
Camera body................................................................................................................ 154
Using or storing the camera................................................................................ 155
Inappropriate places to use or store the camera............................................ 155
Using on beaches or shores.................................................................................... 155
Storing for extended period of time.................................................................... 155
Using the camera with caution in humid environments............................. 156
Other cautions............................................................................................................. 156
About memory card............................................................................................... 157
Supported memory card......................................................................................... 157
Memory card capacity.............................................................................................. 158
Cautions when using memory cards................................................................... 159
About the battery................................................................................................... 160
Battery specifications................................................................................................ 160
Battery life..................................................................................................................... 162
Low battery message................................................................................................ 162
Notes about using the battery............................................................................... 162
Cautions about using the battery......................................................................... 163
Notes about charging the battery........................................................................ 163
Notes about charging with a computer connected...................................... 164
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care............................. 164
Updating the firmware.............................................................................. 165
Before contacting a service center......................................................... 166
Camera specifications............................................................................... 169
Glossary........................................................................................................ 174
Optional accessories.................................................................................. 180
Index............................................................................................................. 181
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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 slow shutter speed,
hold your breath to minimize body movement.
Holding the camera
Hold the camera with your right hand and place your right index finger on
the shutter button. Place your left hand under the lens for support.
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Standing photography
Compose your shot, stand up straight with your feet shoulder-length
apart, and keep your elbows pointed down.
Crouching photography
Compose your shot, crouch with one knee touching the ground, and keep
a straight posture.
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Aperture
The aperture 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 related to the amount of light: a larger aperture allows more light and a
smaller aperture allows less light.
Aperture sizes
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.
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
Minimum aperture
Medium aperture
-1 EV
Maximum aperture
F1.4
F2
F2.8
F4
F5.6
F8
Exposure Value Steps
Aperture opened slightly
Aperture opened wide
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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 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.
For example, an aperture with 8 blades divides light into 8 sections and an
aperture with 7 blades into 14 sections.
A photo with a large DOF
A photo with a small DOF
7 blades
8 blades
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Shutter speed
Therefore, the faster the shutter speed, the less light will be let in. Likewise,
the slower the shutter speed, the more light will be let in.
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the
shutter. 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, 1/1,000 s, 1/2,000 s, and so on.
The photos below illustrate that a slow shutter speed allows more time
for light to enter the camera. This adds a motion blurring effect to moving
objects. On the other hand, a fast shutter speed allows less time to let light
in and the photo 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.
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.
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 slow shutter
speed. However, in a dark place or at night, a low ISO sensitivity will
result in a blurry photo. Therefore, it is recommended to increase the ISO
sensitivity by a moderate amount.
A photo captured with a tripod and high
ISO 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.
Settings
Shutter speed
Aperture
value
Results
Fast speed
= less light
Slow speed
= more light
Fast = still
Slow = blurry
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
ISO sensitivity
High sensitivity
= more sensitive to light
Low sensitivity
= less sensitive to light
High = more grainy
Low = less grainy
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
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 lens
telephoto shot
Short focal length
narrow angle
Look at these photos below and compare the changes.
wide-angle lens
wide shot
wide angle
16 mm angle
50 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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Depth of field
What controls out-of-focus effects?
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 focal length is 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.
50 mm F5.7
Small Depth of Field
50 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 wide-angle lens with a short focal length
is better to capture a photo of a low DOF.
A photo captured with a 16 mm wide-angle lens
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope lens
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 close to the subject
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DOF preview
You can press the Custom button to get an idea of what your shot will look
like before shooting. The camera adjusts the aperture to the predefined
settings and shows the results on the screen. Set the function of the
Custom button to Optical Preview. (p. 138)
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
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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
Flash
Light is one of the most important components in photography. It is 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.
Subject 2
Subject 2
Unstable
Stable
Before correction
After correction
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Flash guide number
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.
Bounce Photography
Bounce photography refers to the method of bouncing light off of the
ceiling or walls so that the light spreads evenly over the subject. 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.
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 F5.0.
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Chapter 1
My Camera
Learn about your camera’s layout, display icons, lens, optional accessories,
and basic functions.
My Camera
Getting started
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
AC adapter/USB cable
Rechargeable battery
External flash
Strap
Quick Start Guide
• The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
• You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center. Samsung is not responsible for any
problems caused by using unauthorized accessories. For information about accessories, refer to page 180.
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Camera layout
1 2 3
4
5
6
5 7
No.
Name
1
Mode dial
• t: Smart Auto mode (p. 52)
• P: Program mode (p. 54)
• A: Aperture Priority mode (p. 56)
• S: Shutter Priority mode (p. 57)
• M: Manual mode (p. 58)
• s: Smart mode (p. 60)
• R: Beauty Face mode (p. 63)
• B: Wireless Network (p. 114)
2
Shutter button
3
Power button
8
9
13 12 11
10
4
No.
Name
7
Speaker
8
NFC tag
9
Lens release button
10
Image sensor*
11
Lens mount
12
Lens mount index
13
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
* Be careful not to directly touch or damage.
MOBILE button
Select a Wi-Fi function to connect with
your mobile device. (p. 31)
5
Microphone
6
Hot-shoe
Attach the external flash. (p. 50)
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Camera layout
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
Name
1
Video recording button
2
Eyelet for camera strap
3
Internal antenna*
4
No.
Navigation button (Smart dial)
• In Shooting mode:
-- D: Change the information on the
Start recording a video.
f button
Access the Smart panel and fine-tune
some settings.
display.
-- I: Select the shutter speed,
8
o button
• In the Menu screen: Save the selected
10 9 8 7
5
options.
6
7
Delete/Custom button
• In Shooting mode: Perform the
left, right, respectively. (You can also
rotate the navigation button.)
9
Enter Playback mode to view pictures or
videos.
m button
Access options or menus.
Status lamp
assigned function. (p. 138)
• In Playback mode: Delete files.
Playback button
aperture value, exposure compensation,
or ISO sensitivity.
-- C: Select a shooting method or set the
timer.
-- F: Select an AF mode.
• In Playback mode:
-- I: View thumbnails.
• In other situations: Move up, down,
• In Shooting mode: Allow you to select
a focus area manually in some shooting
modes.
Name
10
Indicate the status of the camera.
• Blinking: When saving a photo,
shooting a video, sending data to a
computer, connecting to WLAN, or
sending a photo.
• Steady: When there is no data transfer
or charging the battery.
Display
11
To take a self-portrait while looking at
yourself on the screen, flip the screen up.
(p. 32)
* Avoid contact with the internal antenna while using a
wireless network.
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Camera layout
1
2
4
No.
Name
1
HDMI port
2
USB port
3
Battery chamber/Memory card cover
4
Tripod mount
Connect the camera to a computer.
Insert a memory card and battery.
3
Using the MOBILE button
Select a Wi-Fi function that connects to a smart phone by pressing [
Press [ ] again to return to the previous mode.
].
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Camera layout
Using the display
You can take a self-portrait while looking at yourself on the display by
flipping the display up.
2 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter].
• After 3 seconds, the camera automatically releases the shutter.
• When the camera is off, flipping the display upward automatically turns the
camera on.
Using the Self shot mode
• The Self shot mode is not available in B mode.
• Keep the display closed when the camera is not in use.
When the camera is off and you enabled the Self shot option (p. 139),
flipping the display upward turns the camera on and enters Self shot
mode.
• Flip the display only within the angle allowed. Failing to do so may damage
In Self shot mode, the timer (3 seconds), face detection, and beauty face
functions are automatically activated.
• Do not flip the display up when an external flash is mounted on the camera.
your camera.
• When the camera is not held and the display is flipped upward, use a tripod.
Otherwise, it may cause damage to your camera.
Otherwise, it may cause damage to your camera.
Press [o] to change the face detection option. Press [n] to deactivate or
activate the beauty face function.
1
Flip the display upward.
180˚
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Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn how to insert or remove the battery and an optional memory card
into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Battery lock
Slide the lock down to
release the battery.
Rechargeable battery
Push the card gently until
it disengages from the
camera, and then pull it out
of the slot.
Insert the battery with the goldcolored contacts facing right.
Memory card
Rechargeable battery
Insert a memory card with the
gold-colored contacts facing
down.
Using the memory card adapter
To read data with a PC or memory card reader, insert the memory
card into a memory card adapter.
Memory card
While the status lamp of the camera is blinking, do not remove the memory card
or battery. Doing so may damage the data stored on the memory card or your
camera.
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Charging the battery and turning on your camera
Charging the battery
Turning on your camera
Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the battery.
Plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera, and then plug the
other end of the USB cable into the AC adapter.
To turn on or off the camera, press [ ].
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera for the
first time. (p. 35)
Status lamp
• Red light on: Charging
• Green light on: Fully charged
• Red light blinking: Charging error
Use only the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with your camera. If you use
another AC adapter, the camera battery may not charge or work properly.
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My Camera
Performing the initial setup
When you turn on your camera for the first time, the initial setup screen
appears. The language is preset for the country or region where the
camera is sold. You can change the language as desired.
1
5 Press [D/I] to set the option, and then press [o].
Date/Time Set
Year Month Day
Press [I] to select Time Zone, and then press [o].
Hour
Min
DST
2 Press [D/I] to select a time zone, and then press [o].
Time Zone
Cancel
Set
[GMT +00:00] London
• The screen may differ depending on the language you selected.
[GMT -01:00] Cape Verde
[GMT -02:00] Mid-Atlantic
6 Press [I] to select Date Type, and then press [o].
[GMT -03:00] Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
[GMT -03:30] Newfoundland
Back
Set
7
Press [D/I] to select a date type, and then press [o].
Date Type
3 Press [I] to select Date/Time Set, and then press [o].
YYYY/MM/DD
4 Press [C/F] to select an item (Year/Month/Day/Hour/Minute/
DD/MM/YYYY
MM/DD/YYYY
Summer time).
Back
Set
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Performing the initial setup
8 Press [I] to select Time Type, and then press [o].
9 Press [D/I] to select a time type, and then press [o].
Time Type
12 Hr
24 Hr
Back
Set
10Press [m] to finish the initial setup.
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Selecting functions (options)
Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I/C/F] to move, and
then press [o] to select an option.
Using m
Press [m], and then change shooting options or settings.
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to P.
2 Press [m].
3 Press [C], rotate the navigation button or press [D/I] to
move to b, and then press [o].
4 Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I] to move to
Photo Size, and then press [o].
AutoShare
Photo Size
Quality
ISO
Minimum Shutter Speed
Back
Select
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My Camera >
Selecting functions (options)
5 Rotate the navigation button or press [D/I] to move to
an option, and then press [o].
• Press [m] to go back to the previous menu.
Using the Smart panel
Press [f] to access some functions such as Exposure, ISO, and White
Balance.
Photo Size
(3:2) (5472x3648)
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode
(3:2) (3888x2592)
(3:2) (2976x1984)
1
(3:2) (1728x1152)
Rotate the mode dial to P.
(16:9) (5472x3080)
Back
Set
6 Press [m] to switch to Shooting mode.
2 Press [f].
3 Press [D/I/C/F] to move to EV, and then press [o].
• You can directly select an option by rotating the navigation button
without having to press [o].
EV : 0
Back
Adjust
4 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to adjust the
exposure value, and then press [o].
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My Camera >
Selecting functions (options)
Using iFn
Press [i-Function] on an i-Function lens to manually select and adjust
shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, ISO sensitivity, and White
Balance on the lens.
1
Rotate the mode dial to P, A, S, or M.
2 Press [i-Function] on the lens to select a setting.
• To select items to appear, select [m] → d → iFn Customizing →
an item.
Option
Description
Aperture
Adjust the aperture value.
Shutter Speed
Adjust the shutter speed.
EV
Adjust the exposure value.
ISO
Adjust the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance
Select a White Balance option.
3 Adjust the focus ring to select an option.
• You can also rotate the navigation button.
• You can also press [i-Function], and then press [D/I] to
select a setting.
4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
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My Camera >
Selecting functions (options)
Available options
Shooting mode
P
A
S
M
Aperture
-
O
-
O
Shutter Speed
-
-
O
O
EV
O
O
O
-
ISO
O
O
O
O
White Balance
O
O
O
O
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Display icons
In Shooting mode
Icon
Description
•
•
Capturing photos
1
2
: Fully charged
: Partially
charged
•
(Red): Empty
(recharge the battery)
•
: Charging
Auto focus frame
Spot metering area
Icon
Description
Photo size
Drive mode
Flash (p. 89)
Flash intensity adjustment
Metering (p. 91)
AF mode (p. 74)
Camera shake
Face detection
Manual focus scale
Focus area
Level gauge (p. 42)
White Balance (p. 71)
Histogram (p. 137)
White Balance micro adjustment
Focus
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 83)
Shutter speed
Beauty face
Aperture value
RAW file
Focal length*
Exposure adjustment
value
Dynamic Range (p. 94)
Auto exposure lock
(p. 97)
ISO sensitivity (p. 70)
1. Shooting information
Icon
2. Shooting options
Description
Shooting mode
Current date
Current time
Available number of
photos
* This icon appears when you attach the Power Zoom lens.
** Photos that were captured without inserting a memory
card cannot be transferred to a memory card or a computer.
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
Memory card inserted
Memory card not
inserted**
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Display icons
Recording videos
2. Shooting options
1
Icon
Description
Video size
AF mode (p. 74)
2
Metering (p. 91)
White Balance (p. 71)
About the level gauge
The level gauge helps you align the camera with
the horizontal and vertical lines on the display.
If the level gauge is not level, calibrate the level
gauge using the Horizontal Calibration function.
(p. 140)
Vertical
White Balance micro adjustment
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 83)
1. Shooting information
Icon
Description
Fader (p. 100)
Voice recording off (p. 100)
Shooting mode
Current recording time/
Available recording time
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
Horizontal
▲ Level
▲ Unlevel
Multi Motion (p. 99)
Playback time after applying the
Multi Motion feature
You cannot use the level gauge when you shoot
in portrait orientation.
Memory card inserted
•
•
•
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red): Empty (recharge
the battery)
•
: Charging
Exposure value
ISO sensitivity (p. 70)
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Display icons
In Playback mode
Viewing photos
Mode
F No
Shutter
ISO
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EV
Photo Size
Date
Icon
1
Playing videos
2
Information
3
Stop
Play
Description
No.
Description
Current file/The total number of files
1
2
Captured photo
Current file/The total number of files
RGB histogram (p. 137)
Playback speed
Shooting mode, Metering, Flash,
White Balance, Aperture value,
Shutter speed, ISO, Focal length,
Exposure value, Photo size, Date
Folder number-File number
Folder number-File number
RAW file
Protected file
Continuously captured photos (they
will appear as a folder) (p. 103)
3
Icon
Description
Multi Motion
Current playback time
Video length
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My Camera >
Display icons
Changing the information displayed
Press [D] repeatedly to change the display type.
Mode
Display type
• Basic shooting information (Shooting mode, Shutter
speed, Aperture value, Exposure value, ISO sensitivity, etc.)
Shooting
Playback
• Basic shooting information + Level gauge
• Basic shooting information + Current shooting options
information (Photo size, Drive mode, Flash, Metering, AF
mode, etc.)
• Basic shooting information + Current shooting options
information + Histogram + Date and time
• Basic information
• Display all information about the current file.
• Display all information about the current file including
RGB histogram.
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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 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens (example)
1
6
2
3
No.
Description
1
2
3
4
i-Function button (p. 39)
Lens mount index
Focus ring
Lens
5
Zoom button
• Press the zoom button to adjust the zoom ratio.
6
Lens contacts*
* Be careful not to directly touch or damage.
When not using the lens, attach the lens cap and lens mount cover to protect
the lens from dust and scratches.
4
5
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Lenses
Locking or unlocking the lens
SAMSUNG 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED II lens (example)
7
To lock the lens, pull and hold the zoom lock switch away from the camera
body and rotate the zoom ring as shown in the illustration.
1
2
6
3
5
4
No.
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Lens
4
Focus ring (p. 82)
5
i-Function button (p. 39)
6
Zoom ring
7
Lens contacts*
To unlock the lens, rotate the zoom ring as shown in the illustration until
you hear the click.
Zoom lock switch
You cannot capture a photo when the lens is locked.
* Be careful not to directly touch or damage.
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Lenses
SAMSUNG 16 mm F2.4 lens (example)
5
1
2
3
4
No.
Description
1
2
3
i-Function button (p. 39)
4
Lens
5
Lens contacts*
Lens mount index
Focus ring (p. 82)
* Be careful not to directly touch or damage.
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Lenses
Lens markings
No.
Find out what the numbers on the lens signify.
1
SAMSUNG 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS lens (example)
Description
Aperture value
A range of supported aperture values. For example, 1:3.5–6.3 means
the maximum aperture value range from 3.5 to 6.3.
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
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).
OIS (p. 83)
1
2
3 4 5
4
5
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
Accessories
You can use accessories such as external flash that can help you capture
better and more convenient photos.
For more information about optional accessories, refer to the manual for
each accessory.
External flash layout
SEF8A (example)
1
• The illustrations may differ from the actual items.
• You can purchase Samsung-approved accessories at a retailer or a Samsung
service center. Samsung is not responsible for damage caused by using
another manufacturer's accessories.
2
3
No.
Description
1
Lamp
2
Hot shoe fastening dial
3
Hot shoe connection
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Accessories
Connecting the external flash
1
3 Lift up the flash for use.
Mount the flash by sliding it into the hot-shoe.
2 Lock the flash into place by turning the hot-shoe fastening dial
clockwise.
• You can capture a photo with a flash that is not fully charged, but it is
recommended to use a fully charged flash.
• The available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
• There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the
flash fires a second time.
• SEF8A may not be compatible with other NX series cameras.
• For more details about optional flashes, refer to the user manual for the flash.
Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible flashes may damage
your camera.
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Shooting modes
Two simple shooting modes—Smart Auto and Smart mode—help you
capture photos with numerous automatic settings. Additional modes
allow for greater customization of settings.
Icon
Description
t
Smart Auto mode (p. 52)
P
Program mode (p. 54)
A
Aperture Priority mode (p. 56)
S
Shutter Priority mode (p. 57)
M
Manual mode (p. 58)
s
Smart mode (p. 60)
R
Beauty Face mode (p. 63)
B
Wireless Network (p. 114)
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Shooting modes
t Smart Auto mode
1
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.
2 Align your subject in the frame.
Rotate the mode dial to t.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• The camera selects a scene. An appropriate scene icon appears at
the screen.
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Shooting modes
Recognizable scenes
Icon
Icon
Description
Description
Forested areas typically consist of green-colored subjects
Landscapes
Close-up photos of colorful subjects
Scenes with bright white backgrounds
Camera is stabilized on a tripod and the subject is not moving for a
certain period of time (when shooting in the dark).
Landscapes at night
Actively moving subjects
Portraits at night
Landscapes with backlighting
Portraits with backlighting
4 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Portraits
• The camera may detect different scenes, even the same subjects, depending
Close-up photos of objects
• If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses the
Close-up photos of text
Sunsets
on external factors such as camera shake, lighting, or distance to the subject.
default settings for t mode.
• Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode
depending on the subject's position or lighting.
Indoors, dark
• Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the tripod mode ( ) if
Partially lit
• The camera consumes more battery power, because it changes settings often
Close-up with spot lighting
the subject is moving.
to select appropriate scenes.
Portraits with spot lighting
Blue skies
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
P Program mode
1
The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture value so that
an optimal exposure value can be achieved.
2 Set the desired options.
This mode is useful when you want to capture shots of constant exposure
while being able to adjust other settings.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
Rotate the mode dial to P.
capture the photo.
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Shooting modes
Program Shift
Program Shift function lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture
value while the camera maintains the same exposure. Press [I] to
select the shutter speed and aperture value and rotate the navigation
button to adjust the aperture value. The shutter speed will change
according to the aperture value.
Minimum shutter speed
Set the shutter speed not to be slower than the selected speed. However, if
an optimal exposure value cannot be achieved because the ISO sensitivity
reached the maximum ISO value that is set by Auto ISO Range, shutter
speed may be slower than the selected minimum shutter speed.
To set the minimum
shutter speed,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Minimum
Shutter Speed → an option.
• This feature is available only when the ISO sensitivity is set to Auto.
• This feature is available only in Program or Aperture Priority mode.
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Shooting modes
A Aperture Priority mode
1
In Aperture Priority mode, the camera automatically calculates shutter
speed according to the aperture value you choose.
2 Press [I] to select the aperture value.
You can adjust the depth of field (DOF) by changing the aperture value.
This mode is useful for taking portraits, flowers, or landscape shots.
3 Rotate the navigation button to adjust the aperture value.
Rotate the mode dial to A.
4 Set the desired options.
5 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
• In low-light settings, you may need to increase the ISO sensitivity to prevent
blurred photos.
• To set the minimum shutter speed, in Shooting mode, press [m] → b →
Minimum Shutter Speed → an option.
Large Depth of Field
Small Depth of Field
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Shooting modes
S Shutter Priority mode
1
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.
2 Press [I] to select the shutter speed.
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.
4 Set the desired options.
Rotate the mode dial to S.
3 Rotate the navigation button to adjust the shutter speed.
5 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
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.
Slow shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
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Shooting modes
M Manual 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.
1
Using 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,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Framing Mode →
an option.
Rotate the mode dial to M.
2 Press [I] to select the aperture value or shutter speed.
3 Rotate the navigation button to adjust the aperture value or
shutter speed.
4 Set the desired options.
5 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
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Shooting modes
Using the Bulb function
Use the Bulb function to shoot night scenes or the night sky. During the
interval between the first [Shutter] press and the second [Shutter] press,
the shutter is left open so you can create moving light effects.
To use a bulb,
In Shooting mode, press [I] to select the shutter speed →
Completely rotate the navigation button counter-clockwise
to set the shutter speed to Bulb → Press [Shutter] to start
shooting → Press [Shutter] again to stop shooting.
• If you set a high ISO value or open the shutter for a long time, image noise
may increase.
• Drive options and flash options cannot be used with the Bulb function.
• The Bulb function is available only in Manual mode.
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
• The longer you open the shutter, the longer it takes to save a photo. Do not
turn the camera off while the camera saves a photo.
• If you use this function for a long time, use a fully charged battery.
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Shooting modes
s Smart mode
In Smart mode, you can capture photos with options that are preset for a
specific scene.
1
Rotate the mode dial to s.
2 Select a scene.
Option
Description
Best Face
Capture multiple photos and replace faces to
create the best possible image.
Continuous Shot
Capture a series of photos of moving subjects.
Kids Shot
Capture a photo with a funny sound to get a kid's
attention.
Landscape
Capture still-life scenes and landscapes.
Macro
Capture small or close-up subjects.
Food
Capture a photo of food in more colorful tones.
Option
Description
Parties and
Indoors
Capture a crisp indoor photos.
Action Freeze
Capture subjects moving at high speed.
Rich Tones
Capture a photo with vibrant colors.
Panorama
Capture a wide panoramic scene in a single photo.
Waterfall
Capture scenes with waterfalls.
Silhouette
Capture subjects as dark shapes against a light
background.
Sunset
Capture scenes at sunset, with natural-looking
reds and yellows.
Night
Capture a photo with less blurring and image
noise in low light conditions.
Fireworks
Capture scenes with fireworks.
Light Trace
Capture scenes with the light trailing in low-light
conditions.
3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture.
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Shooting modes
Using the Best Face mode
In Best Face mode, you can capture multiple photos and replace faces to
create the best possible image. Use this mode to select the best image for
each individual when capturing group photos.
1
5 Select the best image from the 5 faces that were captured.
• Repeat steps 4 and 5 to replace the rest of the faces in the photo.
• The
icon will appear on the image that the camera recommends.
Rotate the mode dial to s, and then select Best Face.
2 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
3 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• The camera captures 5 photos consecutively.
• The first photo is set as the background image.
• The camera automatically detects faces after shooting.
4 Select a face to replace by using the navigation button.
Cancel
Back
Set
6 Press [f] to save the photo.
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
• The resolution is set to 5.9M or less.
Save
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Shooting modes
Using the Panorama mode
In Panorama mode, you can capture a wide panoramic scene in a single
photo. Panorama mode captures and combines a series of photos to create
a panoramic image.
1
Rotate the mode dial to s, and select Panorama.
2 Press and hold [Shutter], and then slowly move the camera in
the direction you selected.
• An arrow toward the direction of motion is displayed, and the entire
shooting image is displayed in the preview box.
• When the scenes are aligned, the camera captures the next photo
automatically.
3 When you are finished, release [Shutter].
• The camera will automatically save the shots into one photo.
• If you release [Shutter] while shooting, the panoramic shooting
stops and photos that have been captured are saved.
• The resolution varies depending on the panoramic photo you captured.
• In Panorama mode, some shooting options are not available.
• The camera may stop shooting due to the shooting composition or the
subject's movement.
• In Panorama mode, your camera may not capture the entire last scene if you
stop moving the camera to improve the photo quality. To capture the entire
scene, move your camera slightly beyond the point where you want the
scene to end.
• For best results when capturing panoramic photos, avoid the following:
-- moving the camera too quickly or too slowly
-- moving the camera too little to capture the next image
-- moving the camera at irregular speeds
-- shaking the camera
-- shooting in dark places
-- capturing moving subjects nearby
-- shooting conditions where the brightness or color of light is changing
• Photos taken are automatically saved, and shooting is stopped under the
following conditions:
-- if you change the shooting direction while shooting
-- if you move the camera too rapidly
-- if you do not move the camera
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R Beauty Face mode
5 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to adjust the
desired setting.
In Beauty Face mode, you can capture a portrait with options to hide facial
imperfections.
1
Rotate the mode dial to R.
• For example, increase the face retouch setting to hide more
imperfections or to make skin appear lighter.
6 Press [o] to save the setting.
2 Press [m].
7
3 Select b → Face Retouch.
8 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter]
4 Press [D/I] to select the desired option.
Face Retouch : Brightening 7
Brightening
Softening
Back
7
Press [m].
to focus.
9 Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• In Beauty Face mode, the ISO sensitivity is set to Auto.
• You cannot adjust the desired shutter speed and aperture value.
15
Reset
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Shooting modes
Recording a video
In Shooting mode, you can record Full HD videos (1920X1080) by pressing
(Video recording). The camera lets you record a video up to 20 minutes
in length at 30 fps, and saves the files in MP4 (H.264) format. The sound is
recorded via the camera's microphone.
When you use a lens that does not have an AF/MF switch while recording
a video, press [F] to deactivate or activate the AF function. When you use
the lens that has an AF/MF switch, the AF function works according to the
switch’s setting.
Select Fader to fade in or out a scene. You can also select Voice or other
options to set recording options. (p. 100)
1
Rotate the mode dial to t, P, A, S, M, or s.
• This feature may not work in some modes.
2 Set the desired options.
3 Press
(Video recording) to start recording.
• The camera will retain the shutter speed and aperture value that
you have set before starting shooting.
4 Press
(Video recording) again to stop.
• You can also press [Shutter] to stop recording.
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• H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is the latest video coding format established
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 or other lens sounds may be recorded if you adjust the lens
while recording a video.
• When using an optional video lens, the autofocus noise is not recorded.
• 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.
• The camera supports only the Multi AF function when recording a video. You
cannot use any other focus area setting functions.
• When the size of a movie file exceeds 4 GB, the camera automatically stops
recording even if the maximum recording time (20 minutes) has not been
reached.
• 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 video 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.
• While recording a video in the same ISO sensitivity, the screen may be darker
than taking a photo. Adjust the ISO sensitivity.
• When you record a video in Program, Aperture Priority, or Shutter Priority
mode, ISO is automatically set to Auto.
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Available functions by shooting mode
For details about shooting functions, see Chapter 2.
Function
Photo Size (p. 68)
Quality (p. 69)
ISO (p. 70)
White Balance (p. 71)
Picture Wizard (p. 73)
Smart Filter (p. 95)
AF Mode (p. 74)
AF Area (p. 77)
MF Assist (p. 82)
Link AE to AF Point (p. 93)
Framing Mode (p. 58)
Available in
P/A/S/M/s*/R/t
P/A/S/M/s*/R*
P/A/S/M
P/A/S/M
P/A/S/M
P/A/S/M
P/A/S/M/s*/R*
P/A/S/M/s*
P/A/S/M/s/R/t
P/A/S/M
Function
Available in
OIS (Anti-Shake) (p. 83)
P/A/S/M/s*/R*/t
Drive (Single/Continuous/Burst/
Timer/Bracket) (p. 84)
P/A/S/M/s*/R*/t*
Metering (p. 91)
P/A/S/M
Dynamic Range (p. 94)
P/A/S/M
Flash (p. 89)
P*/A*/S*/M*/s*/R*/t*
Exposure compensation (p. 96)
P/A/S
Exposure lock (p. 97)
P/A/S
* Some functions are limited in these modes.
P/A/S/M
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Chapter 2
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.
Shooting Functions
Size and Resolution
Photo size
* Default
Icon
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,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Photo Size →
an option.
Size
Recommended for
(3:2) 5472x3648*
Printing on A1 paper.
(3:2) 3888x2592
Printing on A2 paper.
(3:2) 2976x1984
Printing on A3 paper.
(3:2) 1728x1152
Printing on A5 paper.
(16:9) 5472x3080
Printing on A1 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
(16:9) 3712x2088
Printing on A3 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
(16:9) 2944x1656
Printing on A4 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
(16:9) 1920x1080
Printing on A5 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
(1:1) 3648x3648
Printing a square photo on A1 paper.
(1:1) 2640x2640
Printing a square photo on A3 paper.
(1:1) 2000x2000
Printing a square photo on A4 paper.
(1:1) 1024x1024
Attaching to an email.
Available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
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Quality
* Default
Icon
Format
Description
RAW
• Save a photo without data loss.
• Recommended for editing after shooting.
The camera saves photos in either the JPEG or RAW format.
RAW:
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.
Ensure you have enough space on the memory card to save photos in the
RAW format.
To set the quality,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Quality →
an option.
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.
Available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
* Default
Icon
Format
Description
JPEG
• Compressed for the best quality.
• Recommended for printing in large size.
JPEG
• Compressed for better quality.
• Recommended for printing in normal size.
Super Fine*:
Fine:
Normal:
JPEG
• Compressed for normal quality.
• Recommended for printing in small size or
uploading to the web.
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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 capture
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 [m] → b → ISO → 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. 133)
• Available options may differ depending on the shooting conditions.
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White Balance
White Balance represents the light source that influences on the color of a
photo.
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, 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 [m] → b → White Balance →
an option.
* Default
Icon
Description
Auto WB*: Use automatic settings depending on the lighting
conditions.
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.
* Default
Icon
Description
N
Fluorescent NW: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp, especially for white fluorescent light of very
white hues.
D
Fluorescent Daylight: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp, especially for white fluorescent light of slightly
bluish hue.
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.
Custom Set: Use your pre-defined settings. You can manually set
the White Balance by pressing [D], and then shooting a white
sheet of paper. Fill the spot metering circle with the paper and set
the White Balance.
Color Temperature: 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. You can get a
warmer photo with a higher value, and a cooler photo with a lower
value. Press [D], and then adjust the color temperature.
Available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
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White Balance
Customizing preset White Balance options
Examples
You can also customize preset White Balance options.
To customize
preset options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → White Balance → an
option → [D] → Press [D/I/C/F].
White Balance : Daylight
Back
Auto WB
Daylight
Fluorescent Daylight
Tungsten
Reset
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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.
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 [m] → b → Picture Wizard →
an option.
Examples
Standard
Vivid
Portrait
Landscape
Forest
Retro
Cool
Calm
Classic
• You can also adjust the value of the preset style settings. Select a Picture
Wizard option, press [D], and then adjust color, saturation, sharpness, or
contrast.
• To customize your own picture wizard, select , , or , and then adjust
the color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast.
• Picture Wizard options cannot be set with Smart Filter options at the same
time.
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AF mode
Learn how to adjust the camera’s focus according to the subjects.
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.
In most cases, you can have a focus by selecting Single AF. Fast moving
subjects or subjects with small shading differences to the background are
difficult to focus. Select an appropriate focusing mode for such instances.
To set the auto
focus mode,
In Shooting mode, press [F] → an option.
• You can also set the option by pressing [m] → b → AF Mode →
an option in Shooting mode.
• The available options may differ depending on the lens in use.
If your lens has an AF/MF switch, you must set the switch according to
the selected mode. Set the switch to AF when you select Single AF or
Continuous AF. Set the switch to MF when you select Manual Focus.
When your lens has no AF/MF switch, press [F] to select a desired AF
mode.
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AF mode
Single AF
Continuous AF
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.
While you are pressing [Shutter] halfway, the camera continues to
automatic focusing. This mode is recommended for shooting a person on a
bicycle, a running dog, or a car racing scene.
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AF mode
Manual focus
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. This mode is
recommended for shooting an object similar in color to the background, a
night scene, or fireworks.
• If you use this function, you cannot set Face Detection, AF Area, and Link AE
to AF Point options.
• While you are adjusting the focus, the manual focus scale
(
) appears.
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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 [m] → b → AF Area →
an option.
• Available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
• When the AF/MF switch is set to MF, you cannot change the AF area from the
shooting menu.
AF Size
Move
To resize or move the focus area, in Shooting mode, press [o]. Press
[D/I/C/F] to move the focus area. Rotate the navigation button to
resize the focus area.
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AF area
Multi AF
Tracking 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.
Compose your shot and press [o] to focus on the subject. Tracking AF
allows you to track and automatically focus on your subject, even when
the subject is moving or when you change the shooting composition.
When you press [Shutter] halfway, the camera displays the focus areas as
shown in the photo below.
White frame: Your camera is
tracking the subject.
Green frame: Your subject is
in focus when you half-press
[Shutter].
Red frame: Your camera failed to
focus.
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AF area
• If you do not select a focus area, the focus frame will appear in the center of
the screen.
• Tracking a subject may fail when:
-- the subject is too small
-- the subject moves irregularly
-- the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
-- colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same
-- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
-- the camera shakes excessively
-- you capture photos continuously
• When tracking fails, the feature will be reset.
• If the camera fails to track the subject, the focus area will be reset.
• If the camera fails to focus, the focus frame will change to red and the focus
will be reset.
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Face Detection
Use Face Detection options to capture a self portrait or a smiling face.
To use the face
detection function,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Face Detection →
an option.
• When your camera detects a face, it tracks the detected face automatically.
• Depending on the Picture Wizard options, Face Detection may not be
effective.
• When you set manual focus, Face Detection may not be available.
• Face Detection may not be effective when:
-- the subject is far from the camera
-- it is too bright or too dark
-- the subject is not facing the camera
-- the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
-- the subject’s facial expression changes drastically
-- the subject is backlit or the lighting conditions are unstable
• When you set Face Detection options, the AF area is automatically set to Multi
Normal
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] 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.
AF.
• Depending on the Face Detection options you selected, some shooting
options may not be available.
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Face Detection
Smile Shot
Wink Shot
The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a smiling
face.
The camera automatically releases the shutter 2 seconds after it detects a
winking face.
When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect the smile more easily.
• Wink for more than 1 second for better detection.
• Wink detection may fail when:
-- the camera is below eye level
-- the subject appears dark due to backlighting
-- the subject is wearing glasses
-- the subject is far from the camera
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MF Assist
In the manual focus mode, you have to rotate the focus ring on the lens to
focus. When you use the MF Assist function, you can enlarge the scene and
easily adjust the focus while rotating the focus ring. This function is only
available on a lens that supports manual focus.
To set the manual
focus assist,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → MF Assist →
an option.
* Default
Icon
Description
Off: Do not use the MF Assist function.
Enlarge x5*: The focus area is magnified by 5 times when you
adjust the focus.
Enlarge x8: The focus area is magnified by 8 times when you
adjust the focus.
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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.
Camera 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 set the switch to ON to use the OIS
function.
To set OIS options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → OIS (Anti-Shake) →
an option.
* Default
Icon
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 off.
Without OIS correction
With OIS correction
• OIS may not function properly when:
-- you move your camera to follow a moving subject
-- there is too much camera shake
-- the shutter speed is slow (for example, when you select Night in s mode)
-- the battery is low
-- you capture a close-up shot
• If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred by
the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when you use a
tripod.
• If the camera is hit or dropped, the display will be blurry. If this occurs, turn off
the camera, and then turn it on again.
• Use the OIS function only when needed because the function consumes
more battery power.
• To set an OIS option on the menu, set the OIS switch on your lens to ON.
• This option may not be available with some lenses.
• Off may not be available with some lenses.
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Drive (shooting method)
You can set the shooting method, such as Continuous, Burst, Timer, or
Bracketing.
Select Single to capture one photo at a time. Select Continuous or Burst
to shoot fast moving subjects. Select AE Bracket, WB Bracket, P Wiz
Bracket, or Depth Bracket to adjust exposure, White Balance, apply
picture Wizard effects, or capture photos with different depths of field. You
can also select Timer to capture a photo automatically after a specified
time.
To change the
shooting method,
Single
Capture one photo whenever you press [Shutter]. Recommended for
general conditions.
In Shooting mode, press [C] → an option.
• You can also set the option by pressing [m] → b → Drive →
a shooting method in Shooting mode.
• Available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
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Drive (shooting method)
Continuous
Burst
Continuously capture photos while you are pressing [Shutter]. You can
capture up to 5 photos per second.
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. It is recommended for shooting the rapid motion of fast
moving subjects such as racing cars.
• To set the number of shots, in Shooting mode, press [C] → Burst, and then
press [D].
If you select Continuous, the noise reduction function is not available.
• The photo size is set to 5M.
• It may take longer to save a photo.
• You cannot use the flash with this option.
• Shutter speed must be faster than 1/30 second.
• Photos captured with this option may be slightly enlarged when saving.
• You cannot set an ISO option higher than ISO 3200.
• This option cannot be used with the RAW file format and is not available
when the photo quality is set to RAW.
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Drive (shooting method)
Timer
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE Bracket)
Capture a photo after a specified time. You can set the Timer for 2 to 30
seconds.
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 Bracket Settings menu.
Exposure +2
Exposure -2
Original
• Press [Shutter] to stop capturing.
• To set the timer details, in Shooting mode, press [C] → Timer, and then press
To set the bracketing details, press [m] → d → Bracket Settings → an
option.
[D].
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Drive (shooting method)
White Balance Bracketing (WB Bracket)
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz Bracket)
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 Bracket Settings menu.
When you press [Shutter], the camera captures 3 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 Bracket Settings menu.
Retro
Vivid
WB+2
WB-2
Standard
Original
• To set the bracketing details, press [m] → d → Bracket Settings → an
option.
• This option cannot be used with the RAW file format and is not available
when the photo quality is set to RAW.
• To set the bracketing details, press [m] → d → Bracket Settings → an
option.
• This option cannot be used with the RAW file format and is not available
when the photo quality is set to RAW.
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Drive (shooting method)
Depth Bracketing
When you press [Shutter], the camera captures 3 consecutive photos,
each with a different depth of field by adjusting the aperture value. Use
a tripod to prevent blurry photos as the camera captures three photos
continuously. You can adjust the settings in Bracket Settings menu.
• To set the bracketing details, press [m] → d → Bracket Settings → an
option.
• This feature is available only in Program or Aperture Priority mode.
• If the aperture value is set to its maximum or minimum, two photos will be
captured with the maximum or minimum aperture value.
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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,
Icon
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Flash → an option.
A
Description
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
Description
Off: Do not use the flash.
A
Icon
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 shooting conditions.
• There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the
flash fires a second time.
• If you select Off, the flash does not fire even when an external flash is
attached.
Auto: The flash automatically fires in dark places.
Auto Red-eye: The flash automatically fires and reduces red-eyes.
Fill in: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo. (Brightness is
automatically adjusted.)
Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible external flashes may
damage your camera.
Fill-in Red: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo and
reduces red-eyes.
1st Curtain: The flash fires
immediately after the shutter opens.
The camera captures a photo of a
subject earlier in an action sequence
clearly.
Ball moving direction
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Flash
Reducing the red-eye effect
Adjusting the flash intensity
If the flash fires when you capture a photo of a person in the dark, a red
glow may appear in the eyes. To reduce the red-eye effect, select Auto
Red-eye or Fill-in Red.
When the flash is on, adjust the flash intensity ±2 levels.
To set the flash
intensity,
In Shooting mode, select [m] → b → Flash → an option
→ [D] → Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to
adjust the flash intensity.
Flash : Fill in
Without red-eye reduction
With red-eye reduction
If the subject is too far from the camera or moves when the first flash fires, redeyes may not be reduced.
Back
Reset
• Adjusting the flash intensity may not be effective when:
-- the subject is too close to the camera
-- you set a high ISO sensitivity
-- the exposure value is too big or too small
-- it is too bright or too dark
• In some shooting modes, you cannot use this function.
• If you attach an intensity-adjustable external flash to the camera, the intensity
settings of the flash will be applied.
• If the subject is too close when you use the flash, some light may be blocked,
resulting in a dark photo. Ensure that the subject is within the recommended
range, which varies by lens.
• When a lens hood is attached, the light from the flash can be blocked by the
hood. Remove the hood to use the flash.
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Shooting Functions
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.
Multi
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.
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 [m] → b → Metering → an
option.
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Metering
Center-weighted
Spot
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 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.
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.
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Metering
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 Spot metering or Multi metering, and
Selection AF.
To set this
function,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Link AE to AF Point
→ an option.
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Dynamic Range
This function automatically corrects the loss of bright detail that can occur
due to shading differences in the photo.
* Default
Icon
Description
Off*: Do not use Dynamic Range.
To set Dynamic Range
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b →
Dynamic Range → an option.
Smart Range+: Correct the loss of bright detail.
HDR: Capture 3 photos with different exposures, and then
combine them to create a single image automatically.
• You cannot set an ISO option higher than ISO 3200.
• This option cannot be set with drive options other than Single
or Timer.
Dynamic Range options cannot be set with the Bulb function.
Without Dynamic Range effect
With Dynamic Range effect
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Shooting Functions
Smart Filter
Smart Filter lets you apply special effects to your photos or videos. You can
select various filter options to create special effects that are difficult to be
achieved with normal lenses.
To set Smart Filter
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → b → Smart Filter →
an option.
* Default
Option
Description
Off*
No effect
Vignetting
Apply the retro-looking colors, high contrast, and strong
vignette effect of Lomo cameras.
Miniature
Apply a tilt-shift effect to make the subject appear in
miniature.
Sketch
Apply a pen sketch effect.
Fish Eye
Distort close objects to imitate the visual effect of a
fisheye lens.
Smart Filter options cannot be set with Picture Wizard options at the same time.
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Shooting Functions
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.
To adjust the exposure value, press [f], and then select EV. You can also
press [I] to select the exposure value and rotate the navigation button
to adjust it.
+2
-2
Original
You can check the exposure value by the position of the exposure level
indicator.
Exposure warning
Standard exposure index
Exposure level
indicator
Decreased exposure
(darker)
Increased exposure
(brighter)
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Shooting Functions
Exposure lock
When you cannot achieve an appropriate exposure because of a strong
brightness contrast, lock the exposure and then capture a photo.
After locking the exposure, aim the lens where you desire, and then press
[Shutter].
To lock the exposure, adjust the photo’s composition on which you want
to calculate the exposure, and then press the Custom button. (when the
function of the Custom button is set to AEL) (p. 138)
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Shooting Functions
Video functions
When Video Out is set to PAL
The functions available for video are explained below.
* Default
Icon
Movie size
*
Set the movie size.
To set movie size
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → g → Movie Size →
an option.
Size
Recommended for
1920X1080 (25 fps) (16:9)
View on a Full HDTV.
1280X720 (25 fps) (16:9)
View on an HDTV.
640X480 (25 fps) (4:3)
View on a TV.
320X240 (25 fps) (4:3)
Post on a website using the wireless
network (30 seconds maximum).
When Video Out is set to NTSC
* Default
Icon
*
Size
Recommended for
1920X1080 (30 fps) (16:9)
View on a Full HDTV.
1280X720 (30 fps) (16:9)
View on an HDTV.
640X480 (30 fps) (4:3)
View on a TV.
320X240 (30 fps) (4:3)
Post on a website using the wireless
network (30 seconds maximum).
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Video functions
Movie quality
Multi Motion
Set the Movie quality.
Set the playing speed of a video.
To set movie
quality options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → g → Movie Quality →
an option.
To set playing
speed options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → g → Multi Motion → an
option.
* Default
Icon
Extension
Description
MP4 (H.264)
Normal: Record videos in normal quality.
MP4 (H.264)
HQ*: Record videos in high quality.
* Default
Icon
Description
x0.25: Record a video to view it at 1/4 normal speed during
playback. (Available only with 640x480 or 320x240)
x1*: Record a video to view it at normal speed during playback.
x5: Record a video to view it at 5X normal speed during playback.
x10: Record a video to view it at 10X normal speed during
playback.
x20: Record a video to view it at 20X normal speed during
playback.
• If you select an option other than x1, the sound recording function will not
be supported.
• The available options may differ depending on shooting conditions.
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Video functions
Fader
Voice
You can fade in or fade out a scene using the fader function on the camera
without having to do it on a PC. Set the fade in option to gradually fade in
at the start of the scene. Set the fade out option to gradually fade out the
scene. Use the function appropriately and add dramatic effects on your
videos.
Sometimes, a muted video is more appealing than the one with sound.
Turn the voice off to record a muted video.
To set fader
options,
To set voice
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → g → Voice →
an option.
In Shooting mode, press [m] → g → Fader →
an option.
* Default
Icon
Description
Off*: Fader function not used.
In: Scene gradually fades in.
Out: Scene gradually fades out.
In-Out: The fader function is applied at the start and end of the
scene.
When you use the fader function, it may take longer to save a file.
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Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Learn about how to play back and edit photos and videos.
Refer to chapter 6 for editing files on a PC.
Playback/Editing
Searching and managing files
Learn how to view photo and video thumbnails and how to protect or
delete files.
If you perform no operations for a while, information and icons on the screen
disappear. When you operate the camera again, they will reappear.
Viewing image thumbnails
In order to search for photos and videos you want, convert to the
thumbnail view by pressing [I] in Playback mode. 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 category,
such as date or file type.
Viewing photos
1
Press [y].
• The most recent file you captured will be displayed.
7X4 Thumbnail View
In thumbnail view, press [f] to select the thumbnail view mode. You can also
press [m] → y → View → an item to select the thumbnail view mode.
2 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to scroll through
files.
You may not be able to edit or play back files that were captured with other
cameras, due to unsupported sizes or codecs. Use a computer or another device
to edit or play back these files.
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Playback/Editing >
Searching and managing files
Viewing files by category
1
Viewing files as a folder
In the thumbnail view, press [m] → y → Filter → a category.
* Default
Option
Description
All*
View files normally.
Date
View files by the date they were saved.
File Type
View files by the file type.
Continuous and burst shots appear as a folder. Selecting a folder will play
back all photos automatically. Deleting a folder will delete all photos in the
folder.
1
In Playback mode, rotate the navigation button or press
[C/F] to move to a desired folder.
• The camera will automatically play back photos in the folder.
2 Select a list to open it.
3 Select a file to view it.
Single View
2 Press [o] to open the folder.
3 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to move to
another file.
4 Press [f] to return to Playback mode.
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Searching and managing files
Protecting files
Deleting files
Protect your files from accidental deletion.
Delete files in Playback mode and secure more space on your memory
card. Protected files are not deleted.
1
In Playback mode, scroll to a file.
2 Press [m] → y → Protect → On.
Deleting a single file
You can select a single file and delete it.
• You cannot delete or rotate a protected file.
• For photos that are saved as a folder, protecting a folder will protect all photos
in the folder.
1
In Playback mode, select a file, and then press [n].
2 When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
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Searching and managing files
Deleting multiple files
You can select multiple files and delete them.
1
Deleting all files
You can delete all files on the memory card at once.
In Playback mode, press [m] → y → Delete → Multiple
Delete.
1
• Alternatively, in thumbnails view, press [n], and then select files to
2 Select y → Delete → Delete All.
delete.
2 Select files you want to delete by rotating the navigation
In Playback mode, press [m].
3 When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
button or pressing [C/F], and then press [o].
• Press [o] again to cancel your selection.
3 Press [n].
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. Press [o],
and then rotate the navigation button to enlarge or reduce a photo. Press
[D/I/C/F] to move the magnified area. 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 and apply various effects to the slide
show.
Magnified area
Magnification (The maximum
magnification may differ by
resolution.)
1
In Playback mode, press [m].
2 Select y → Slide Show Options.
3 Select a slide show effect option.
• Skip to step 4 to start a slide show with no effects.
* Default
Back
Crop
To
Do this
Move magnified area
Press [D/I/C/F].
Crop the enlarged image
Press [o]. (saved as a new file)
Return to the original image
Press [m].
Option
Description
Play Mode
Set whether or not to repeat the slide show.
(One Play*, Repeat)
• Set the interval between photos. (1 sec*, 3 sec,
Interval
5 sec, 10 sec)
• Intervals can only be set when the scene change
effect is Off.
Effect
• Set a scene change effect between photos.
• Select Off to cancel effects.
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Viewing photos
4 Press [m].
Auto rotating
5 Select Start Slide Show.
With Auto Rotate on, the camera automatically rotates photos you have
captured vertically so they fit the screen horizontally.
6 View the slide show.
• Press [o] to pause.
To set auto rotate
options,
In Playback mode, press [m] → y → Auto Rotate → an
option.
• Press [o] again to resume.
• Press [m] to stop the slide show and return to Playback mode.
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Playback/Editing
Playing videos
In Playback mode, you can play a video, capture an image from a video, or
crop a video to save as another file.
Trimming a video during playback
1
In Playback mode, scroll to a video, and then press [m].
2 Select Trim Movie.
3 Press [o] to start playing the video.
Stop
To
Play
Description
• Press [C]. (Each time you press the button while
Rewind
Pause/Play
playing the video, you change the scan speed in this
order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
• Rotate the navigation button counter-clockwise.
(Each time you rotate the navigation button while
playing the video, you change the scan speed in this
order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
4 Press [o] at the point where you want the trimming to begin.
5 Press [f].
6 Press [o] to resume playing the video.
7
Press [o] at the point where you want the trimming to end.
Press [o].
• Press [F]. (Each time you press the button while
Fast forward
playing the video, you change the scan speed in this
order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
• Rotate the navigation button clockwise. (Each time
you rotate the navigation button while playing the
video, you change the scan speed in this order: 2X,
4X, 8X.)
Volume control
Press [D/I].
Stop
Press [m].
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Playing videos
8 Press [f].
Capturing an image during playback
9 Press [f] to trim a video.
1
10When the pop-up message appears, select Yes.
• The original video should be at least 10 seconds long.
• The camera will save the edited video as a new file and leave the original
video intact.
• The point where you want the trimming to begin can be selected 2 seconds
after playback starts.
While viewing a video, press [o] at the point where you want
to capture an image.
2 Press [f].
• The resolution of the captured image will be the same as the original video.
• The captured image is saved as a new file.
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Playback/Editing
Editing photos
Edited photos are saved as new files under different file names. Photos
captured in some modes cannot be edited with the Image Edit function.
To edit images,
In Playback mode, scroll to a photo, and then press [m] → y
→ Edit Image → an option.
Rotating a photo
1
Select
→
.
2 Select an option.
• Some images may not be edited with the Edit Image function. In this case, use
other image editing software.
Rotate : Right 90˚
• RAW files cannot be edited with the Edit Image function. In this case, use the
supplied image editing software.
• The camera will save edited photos as new files.
• When you edit photos, the camera will automatically convert them to a lower
resolution. Photos that you rotate or resize manually are not automatically
converted to a lower resolution.
• You cannot edit photos while viewing files as a folder. Open the folder and
select a photo to edit each photo.
Cancel
Save
3 Press [o] to save.
• You can also rotate a photo in Playback mode by pressing [m], and then
selecting y → Rotate → a desired option.
• The camera will overwrite the original file.
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Playback/Editing >
Editing photos
Resizing photos
Adjusting your photos
Change the size of a photo and save it as a new file.
You can correct captured photos by adjusting the brightness, contrast, or
color.
1
Select
→
.
1
2 Select an option.
Select
.
2 Select an adjusting option.
• If you selected
(Auto adjustment), the adjusted photo will be
saved automatically.
Resize : 3888 x 2592
Icon
Description
Original (Reset to the original image)
Cancel
3
Save
Press [o] to save.
Available resize options differ depending on the original size of the photo.
Auto adjustment
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
RGB adjustment
Color Temperature
Exposure
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Editing photos
3 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to adjust the
option.
4 Press [o].
5
Press [m].
6 Press [f] to save.
Retouching faces
1
Select
→
.
2 Rotate the navigation button or press [C/F] to adjust the
option.
• As the number increases, the skin tone becomes brighter and
smoother.
3 Press [o] to save.
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Playback/Editing >
Editing photos
Applying Smart Filter effects
Option
Description
Apply special effects to your photos.
Fish-eye
Distort close objects to imitate the visual effect
of a fisheye lens.
Classic
Apply a black and white effect.
Retro
Apply a sepia tone effect.
Oil Painting
Apply an oil painting effect.
Cartoon
Apply a cartoon effect.
Ink Painting
Apply ink sketching effect.
Cross Filter
Add lines that radiate outward from bright
objects to imitate the visual effect of a cross
filter.
Zooming Shot
Blur the edges of a photo to emphasize the
subjects in the center.
1
Select
, and then select an option.
Smart Filter : Vignetting
Cancel
Set
Option
Description
Original
No effect
Vignetting
Apply the retro-looking colors, high contrast,
and strong vignette effect of Lomo cameras.
2 Press [o].
Miniature
Apply a tilt-shift effect to make the subject
appear in miniature.
3 Press [f] to save.
Soft Focus
Hide facial imperfections or apply dreamy
effects.
Sketch
Apply a pen sketch effect.
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Chapter 4
Wireless network
Learn how to connect to wireless local area networks (WLANs) and use functions.
Wireless network
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings
Learn to connect via an access point (AP) when you are in a range of a
WLAN. You can also configure network settings.
Icon
Description
Ad hoc AP
Secured AP
WPS AP
Connecting to a WLAN
1
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 Select
or
• Press [F] to open network setting options.
• When you select a secured AP, a pop-up window appears. Enter the
.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions until the Wi-Fi Setting screen
appears.
required passwords to connect to the WLAN. For information about
entering text, refer to "Entering text". (p. 118)
• When you select an unsecured AP, the camera will connect to the
WLAN.
• The camera automatically searches for available AP devices.
4
Signal strength
• If you select a WPS profile supported AP, select WPS PIN
connection, and then enter a PIN on the AP device. You can also
connect to a WPS profile supported AP by selecting WPS button
connection on the camera, and then pushing the WPS button on
the AP device.
Select an AP.
Wi-Fi Setting
Refresh
• If a pop-up message about data collection regulations appears,
Samsung1
read and agree to it.
Samsung2
Samsung3
Back
Manual
• Select Refresh to refresh the list of connectable APs.
• Select Add wireless network to add an AP manually. The AP name
must be in English to add the AP manually.
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Wireless network >
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings
Setting network options
1
Manually setting the IP address
In the Wi-Fi Setting screen, move to an AP, and then press [F].
2 Select each option, and then enter the required information.
Option
Description
Network Password
Enter the network password.
IP Setting
Set the IP address automatically or manually.
1
In the Wi-Fi Setting screen, move to an AP, and then press [F].
2 Select IP Setting → Manual.
3 Select each option, and then enter the required information.
Option
Description
IP
Enter the static IP address.
Subnet Mask
Enter the subnet mask.
Gateway
Enter the gateway.
DNS Server
Enter the DNS address.
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Wireless network >
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings
Network connection tips
• Some Wi-Fi features are not available if you do not insert a memory card.
• The quality of the network connection will be determined by the AP.
• The further the distance between your camera and the AP, the longer it
will take to connect to the network.
• If you cannot connect to a WLAN, try another AP from the available AP
list.
• Available network connections may differ by country.
• The WLAN feature of your camera must comply with radio transmission
laws in your region. To ensure compliance, use the WLAN feature only in
the country where you purchased the camera.
• If a nearby device is using the same radio frequency signal as your
• The process for adjusting network settings may differ, depending on
• If your AP name is not in English, the camera may not be able to locate
• Do not access a network that you are not authorized to use.
camera, it may interrupt your connection.
the device or the name may appear incorrectly.
• For network settings or a password, contact your network administrator
or network service provider.
• Depending on the encryption type, the number of digits in the password
may differ.
network conditions.
• Before you connect to a network, ensure your battery is fully charged.
• Files that you transfer to another device may not be supported by the
device. In this case, use a computer to play back the files.
• If an AP requires you to enter log-in information, you will not be able to
connect to it.
• A WLAN connection may not be possible in all surroundings.
• The camera may display a WLAN enabled printer on the AP List. You
cannot connect to a network via a printer.
• You cannot connect your camera to a network and a TV simultaneously.
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Wireless network >
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings
Entering text
Icon
Description
Delete the last letter.
Learn how to enter text. Rotate the navigation button or press
[D/I/C/F] to scroll to a key and press [o] to enter it.
Move the cursor.
In ABC mode, change the case.
Switch between Symbol mode and ABC mode.
Enter a space.
Done
Done
Back
Backspace
Save the displayed text.
• Press [y] to move to Done directly.
• The number of characters you can enter varies depending on the situation.
• The screen may differ depending on the input mode.
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Wireless network
Using the NFC Feature (Tag & Go)
Place a smart phone's NFC antenna near the camera’s NFC tag to launch
the feature for saving photos to a smart phone automatically or the feature
for using a smart phone as a remote shutter. You can also transfer files to
an NFC-enabled device in Playback mode.
• This feature is supported by NFC-enabled smart phones running Android OS.
It is recommended that you use the latest version. This feature is not available
for iOS devices.
• You should install Samsung SMART CAMERA App on your phone or device
before using this feature. You can download the application from Samsung
Apps or the Google Play Store. Samsung SMART CAMERA App is compatible
with Samsung camera models manufactured in 2013 or later.
• For devices running Android OS 2.3.3 – 2.3.7, download Samsung SMART
CAMERA App from www.samsung.com.
• To read an NFC tag, place the NFC-enabled device near the camera’s NFC tag
for more than 2 seconds.
• You can set the size for transferred photos by pressing [m], and then
selecting d → MobileLink/NFC Image Size → an option.
• Do not modify the NFC tag in any way.
Using NFC features in Playback mode
(Photo Beam)
In Playback mode, the camera transfers the current file to the smart phone
automatically when you read a tag from an NFC-enabled device.
• To transfer multiple files, select files from the thumbnail view, and then
read a tag from an NFC-enabled device.
Using NFC features in Wi-Fi mode
Select MobileLink or Remote Viewfinder from the pop-up window that
appears by reading a tag from an NFC-enabled device. (p. 122, 126)
Using NFC features in Shooting mode
Launch AutoShare or Remote Viewfinder by reading a tag from an NFCenabled device. (p. 120, 126) Preset to launch the Wi-Fi function by reading
a tag on an NFC-enabled device. (p. 138)
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Wireless network
Saving files to a smart phone automatically
The camera connects to a smart phone that supports the AutoShare
feature via a WLAN. When you capture a photo with your camera, the
photo is saved to a smart phone automatically.
• The AutoShare feature is supported by smart phones or tablets running
Android OS or iOS. (Some features may not be supported by some models.)
Before using this feature, update the device’s firmware to the latest version.
If the firmware version is not the most recent, this function may not perform
properly.
• You should install Samsung SMART CAMERA App on your phone or device
before using this feature. You can download the application from Samsung
Apps, the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store. Samsung SMART
CAMERA App is compatible with Samsung camera models manufactured in
2013 or later.
• For devices running Android OS 2.3.3 – 2.3.7, download Samsung SMART
CAMERA App from www.samsung.com.
• If you set this function, the setting is maintained even when you change the
Shooting mode.
• This feature may not be supported in some modes or may not be available
with some shooting options.
1
In Shooting mode, select [m] → b → AutoShare → On.
• If the pop-up message that prompts you to download the
application appears, select Next.
• To require PIN verification when connecting the smart phone to the
camera, select Security Settings. (p. 143)
2 On the smart phone, turn on Samsung SMART CAMERA App.
• For iOS devices, turn on the Wi-Fi feature before turning on the
application.
• To start the application automatically on an NFC-enabled smart
phone, turn on the function and place the smart phone near
the NFC tag (p. 29) on the camera. Verify that the smart phone is
connected to your camera, and then skip to step 5.
3 Select the camera from the list and connect the smart phone
to the camera.
• The smart phone can connect to only one camera at a time.
• If the Wi-Fi Privacy lock is enabled, enter the PIN displayed on the
camera to the smart phone.
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Wireless network >
Saving files to a smart phone automatically
4 On the camera, allow the smart phone to connect to your
camera.
• If the smart phone has been connected to your camera before, it is
connected automatically.
• An icon that shows the connection status (
camera’s screen.
) will appear on the
5 Capture a photo.
• The captured photo is saved to the camera, and then transferred to
the smart phone. If a memory card is not inserted or the memory is
full, the captured photo is transferred to the smart phone without
being saved to the camera.
• If you recorded a video, it is saved only to the camera.
• The image file captured while recording a video is not saved on the
smart phone.
• If the GPS feature is activated on the smart phone, the GPS
information will be saved with the captured photo.
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Wireless network
Sending photos or videos to a smart phone
The camera connects to a smart phone that supports the MobileLink
feature via a WLAN. You can easily send photos or videos to your smart
phone.
• The MobileLink feature is supported by smart phones or tablets running
Android OS or iOS. (Some features may not be supported by some models.)
Before using this feature, update the device’s firmware to the latest version.
If the firmware version is not the most recent, this function may not perform
properly.
• You should install Samsung SMART CAMERA App on your phone or device
before using this feature. You can download the application from Samsung
Apps, the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store. Samsung SMART
CAMERA App is compatible with Samsung camera models manufactured in
2013 or later.
• For devices running Android OS 2.3.3 – 2.3.7, download Samsung SMART
CAMERA App from www.samsung.com.
• When there are no files in the camera memory, you cannot use this feature.
• You can view up to 1,000 recent files and send up to 1,000 files at a time.
• When you send Full HD videos using MobileLink feature, you may not be able
to play back files on some devices.
• When using this feature on an iOS device, the device may lose its Wi-Fi
connection.
• You cannot send RAW files.
• You can set the size for transferred photos by pressing [m], and then
selecting d → MobileLink/NFC Image Size → an option.
• You can also send files in Playback mode by pressing [m], and then
selecting Share(Wi-Fi) → MobileLink.
• The screen turns off if you perform no operations on the camera for
30 seconds.
1
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 On the camera, select
.
• If the pop-up message that prompts you to download the
application appears, select Next.
• To require PIN verification when connecting the smart phone to the
camera, select Security Settings. (p. 143)
3 On the camera, select a sending option.
• If you select Select Files from Smartphone, you can use your
smart phone to view and share files stored on the camera. The
screen turns off if you perform no operations on the smart phone
for 30 seconds.
• If you select Select Files from Camera, you can select files to send
from the camera.
4 On the smart phone, turn on Samsung SMART CAMERA App.
• For iOS devices, turn on the Wi-Fi feature before turning on the
application.
• To start the application automatically on an NFC-enabled smart
phone, turn on the function and place the smart phone near
the NFC tag (p. 29) on the camera. Verify that the smart phone is
connected to your camera, and then skip to step 7.
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5 Select the camera from the list and connect the smart phone
to the camera.
• The smart phone can connect to only one camera at a time.
• If the Wi-Fi Privacy lock is enabled, enter the PIN displayed on the
camera to the smart phone.
6 On the camera, allow the smart phone to connect to your
camera.
• If the smart phone has been connected to your camera before, it is
connected automatically.
7
On the smart phone or camera, select files to transfer from the
camera.
8 On the smart phone, touch the copy button or on the camera,
select Send.
• The camera will send the files to the smart phone.
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Sending photos or videos to multiple smart phones
The camera connects to a smart phone that supports the Group Share
feature via a WLAN. You can easily send photos or videos to multiple smart
phones.
• The Group Share feature is supported by smart phones or tablets running
Android OS or iOS. (Some features may not be supported by some models.)
Before using this feature, update the device’s firmware to the latest version.
If the firmware version is not the most recent, this function may not perform
properly.
• You should install Samsung SMART CAMERA App on your phone or device
before using this feature. You can download the application from Samsung
Apps, the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store. Samsung SMART
CAMERA App is compatible with Samsung camera models manufactured in
2013 or later.
• For devices running Android OS 2.3.3 – 2.3.7, download Samsung SMART
CAMERA App from www.samsung.com.
• When there are no files in the camera memory, you cannot use this feature.
• Transferring files to multiple smart phones may take longer than transferring
files to one device.
• When you send Full HD videos using Group Share feature, you may not be
able to play back files on some devices.
• When using this feature on an iOS device, the device may lose its Wi-Fi
connection.
• You cannot send RAW files.
• You can set the size for transferred photos by pressing [m], and then
selecting d → MobileLink/NFC Image Size → an option.
• You can also send files in Playback mode by pressing [m], and then
selecting Share(Wi-Fi) → Group Share.
1
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 On the camera, select
.
• If the pop-up message that prompts you to download the
application appears, select Next.
• To require PIN verification when connecting the smart phone to the
camera, select Security Settings. (p. 143)
3 On the smart phone, turn on Samsung SMART CAMERA App.
• For iOS devices, turn on the Wi-Fi feature before turning on the
application.
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4 Select the smart phone from the list.
• If the smart phone has been connected to your camera before, it is
connected automatically.
• You can connect to up to 4 smart phones.
• If the Wi-Fi Privacy lock is enabled, enter the PIN displayed on the
camera to the smart phone.
5 Select Next.
6 On camera, select files to transfer from the camera.
7
On the camera, select Send.
• The camera will send the files to the smart phone.
• When you connect to multiple smart phones, the camera will send
the files to all devices at the same time.
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Using a smart phone as a remote shutter release
The camera connects to a smart phone that supports the Remote
Viewfinder feature via a WLAN. Use the smart phone as a remote shutter
release with the Remote Viewfinder feature. The captured photo will
display on the smart phone.
• The Remote Viewfinder feature is supported by smart phones or tablets
running Android OS or iOS. (Some features may not be supported by some
models.) Before using this feature, update the device’s firmware to the latest
version. If the firmware version is not the most recent, this function may not
perform properly.
• You should install Samsung SMART CAMERA App on your phone or device
before using this feature. You can download the application from Samsung
Apps, the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store. Samsung SMART
CAMERA App is compatible with Samsung camera models manufactured in
2013 or later.
• For devices running Android OS 2.3.3 – 2.3.7, download Samsung SMART
CAMERA App from www.samsung.com.
• Continuously captured photos or videos will not display on the smart phone.
1
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 On the camera, select
.
• If the pop-up message that prompts you to download the
application appears, select Next.
• To require PIN verification when connecting the smart phone to the
camera, select Security Settings. (p. 143)
3 On the smart phone, turn on Samsung SMART CAMERA App.
• For iOS devices, turn on the Wi-Fi feature before turning on the
application.
• To start the application automatically on an NFC-enabled smart
phone, turn on the function and place the smart phone near
the NFC tag (p. 29) on the camera. Verify that the smart phone is
connected to your camera, and then skip to step 6.
4 Select the camera from the list and connect the smart phone
to the camera.
• The smart phone can connect to only one camera at a time.
• If the Wi-Fi Privacy lock is enabled, enter the PIN displayed on the
camera to the smart phone.
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5 On the camera, allow the smart phone to connect to your
camera.
• If the smart phone has been connected to your camera before, it is
connected automatically.
6 On the smart phone, select q to open the smart panel.
7
On the smart phone, set the shooting options.
9 On the smart phone, touch and hold
release it to capture the photo.
• Touch
to record a video and touch
to focus, and then
to stop a video.
• If the GPS feature is activated on the smart phone, the GPS
information will be saved with the captured photo.
• When you use this feature, the ideal distance between the camera and the
smart phone may vary, depending on your surroundings.
• While using this feature, some buttons are not available on your
• The smart phone must be within 7 m of the camera to use this feature.
• It will take some time to capture the photo after you release
on the smart
• With the smart phone, you can operate the camera only by
• If the file save option is set to Smartphone + Camera, only photos will be
camera.
phone.
touching the screen.
• Some shooting options are not supported.
• Shooting options that you have set will remain on the camera after
the connection with the smart phone has ended.
8 Touch
to return to the shooting screen.
transferred to the smart phone. (Videos and RAW files will not be transferred.)
• If you capture photos continuously when the file save option is set to
Smartphone + Camera, photos will not be transferred to the smart phone.
• The smart phone's screen will not mirror the camera's display when recording
a video.
• The Remote Viewfinder function will deactivate when:
-- there is an incoming call on the smart phone
-- either the camera or the smart phone turns off
-- device loses its connection to the WLAN
-- the Wi-Fi connection is poor or unstable
-- you perform no operations for approximately 3 minutes while connected
-- folder and file number are max values
• The screen turns off if you perform no operations on the camera for
30 seconds.
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Wireless network
Using Auto Backup to send photos or videos
You can send photos or videos that you captured with the camera to a PC
wirelessly.
Sending photos or videos to a PC
1
Installing the program for Auto Backup on
your PC
1
Install i-Launcher on the PC. (p. 149)
2 Connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable.
3 When the Auto Backup program icon appears, click it.
• The Auto Backup program is installed on the PC. Follow the on-
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 Select
.
• If the pop-up message that prompts you to download the
application appears, select Next.
• The camera will automatically attempt to connect to a WLAN via
the most recently connected AP device.
• If the camera has not previously been connected to a WLAN, it will
search for available AP devices. (p. 115)
3 Select a backup PC.
screen instructions to complete the installation.
4 Remove the USB cable.
Before installing the program, ensure that the PC is connected to a network.
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4 Select OK.
• To cancel sending, select Cancel.
• You cannot select individual files to backup. This function backs up
only new files on the camera.
• The backup's progress will be shown on the PC monitor.
• When the transfer is completed, the camera will turn off
automatically in approximately 30 seconds. Select Cancel to return
to the previous screen and prevent the camera from turning off
automatically.
• To turn off your PC automatically after the transfer is complete,
select Shut down PC after backup.
• To change the backup PC, select Change PC.
• When you connect the camera to the WLAN, select the AP that is connected
to the PC.
• The camera will search for available access points even if you are connecting
to the same access point again.
• If you turn off the camera or remove the battery while sending files, the file
transfer will be interrupted.
• While you are using this feature, the shutter control is disabled on your
camera.
• You can connect only one camera to the PC at a time for sending files.
• The backup may be canceled due to network conditions.
• When there are no files in the camera memory, you cannot use this feature.
• You must turn off Windows Firewall and any other firewalls before using this
feature.
• You can send up to 1,000 recent files.
• On the PC software, the server name must be entered in the Latin alphabet
and can contain no more than 48 characters.
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Using Samsung Link to view files
You can view files on a Samsung Link device connected to the same AP.
1
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2 Select
.
• The camera will automatically attempt to connect to a WLAN via
the most recently connected AP device.
• If the camera has not previously been connected to a WLAN, it will
search for available AP devices. (p. 115)
5 On the Samsung Link device, select a camera to connect to.
6 On the Samsung Link device, browse the shared photos or
videos.
• For information about searching for the camera and browsing the
photos or videos on the Samsung Link device, refer to the device's
user manual.
• Videos may not play smoothly depending on the type of Samsung
Link device or the network condition.
• You can set to allow only selected devices or all devices to connect
by pressing [f], and then selecting DLNA Access Control on the
screen.
• A sharing file list is created. Wait until other devices can find your
camera.
3 Connect the Samsung Link device to a network, and then turn
on the Samsung Link feature.
• Refer to your device's user manual for more information.
4 On the camera, allow the Samsung Link device to connect to
your camera.
AP
▲ The camera is connected to a TV that supports Samsung Link via WLAN.
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• You can share up to 1,000 recent files.
• On a Samsung Link device, you can view only photos or videos captured with
your camera.
• The range of the wireless connection between your camera and a Samsung
Link device may vary depending on the specifications of the AP.
• If the camera is connected to 2 Samsung Link devices, playback may be
slower.
• Photos or videos will be shared in their original sizes.
• You can use this feature only with devices that support Samsung Link.
• Shared photos or videos will not be stored on the Samsung Link device, but
they can be stored in the camera to meet the device's specifications.
• Transferring photos or videos to the Samsung Link device may take some
time depending on the network connection, the number of files to be shared,
or the sizes of the files.
• If you power off the camera abnormally while viewing photos or videos on
a Samsung Link device (for example, by removing the battery), the device
considers the camera to still be connected.
• The order of photos or videos on the camera may be different than on the
Samsung Link device.
• Depending on the number of photos or videos you want to share, it may
take some time to load your photos or videos and complete the initial set-up
process.
• While viewing photos or videos on the Samsung Link device, continuously
using the device's remote or performing additional operations on the device
may prevent this feature from working properly.
• If you reorder or sort files on the camera while viewing them on a Samsung
Link device, you must repeat the initial set-up process to update the list of
files on the device.
• When there are no files in the camera memory, you cannot use this feature.
• We recommend you use a network cable to connect your Samsung
Link device to your AP. This will minimize any video ‘Stuttering’ you may
experience when streaming content.
• To view files on a Samsung Link device, enable multicast mode on your AP.
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Chapter 5
Camera settings menu
Learn about the user settings and general settings menu.
You can adjust the settings to better suit your needs and preferences.
Camera settings menu
User settings
You can set the user environment with these settings.
To set user options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → d → an option.
Noise Reduction
Use the Noise Reduction to reduce the visual noise in photos.
* Default
Available items and the order of them may differ depending on shooting
conditions.
Option
Description
High ISO NR
This function reduces noise that may occur when you
set a high ISO sensitivity. (Off, High, Normal*, Low)
Long Term NR
This function reduces noise when you set the camera
for a long exposure. (Off, On*)
ISO Customizing
ISO Step
You can set the size for the ISO sensitivity by either 1/3 or 1 step.
Auto ISO Range
You can set the maximum ISO value under which each EV step is chosen
when you set the ISO to Auto.
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Bracket Settings
DMF (Direct Manual Focus)
You can set up the options for each bracketing.
You can adjust the focus manually by rotating the focus ring after
achieving the focus by half-pressing [Shutter]. This feature may not be
available with some lenses.
* Default
Option
Description
AE Bracket Settings
Set the exposure interval. (-/+0.3 EV*,
-/+0.7 EV, -/+1.0 EV, -/+1.3 EV, -/+1.7 EV,
-/+2.0 EV, -/+2.3 EV, -/+2.7 EV, -/+3.0 EV)
WB Bracket Settings
Adjust the White Balance interval range of the
3 bracketed photos. (AB-/+3*, AB-/+2, AB-/+1,
MG-/+3, MG-/+2, MG-/+1)
For example, AB-/+3 adjusts the Amber value plus
or minus three steps. MG-/+3 adjusts the Magenta
value the same amount.
P Wiz Bracket
Settings
Select 3 Picture Wizard settings the camera uses to
capture the 3 bracketed photos.
Depth Bracket
Settings
Set the depth interval. (-/+0.3, -/+0.7, -/+1.0*,
-/+1.3, -/+1.7, -/+2.0, -/+2.3, -/+2.7, -/+3.0)
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User settings
Color Space
The color space option allows you to select methods for representing
colors. Digital imaging devices such as digital cameras, monitors, and
printers have their own methods for representing colors, which are called
color spaces.
Adobe RGB
* Default
Option
Description
sRGB*
sRGB (Standard RGB) is an international specification
to define the color space created by IEC (International
Electrotechnical Commission). It 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.
Adobe RGB
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.
sRGB
When the color space is set to Adobe RGB, photos will be saved as
"_SAMXXXX.JPG".
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Distortion Correct
iFn Customizing
You can correct lens distortion that might occur from lenses.
This feature is available with lenses that support it.
You can select options that can be adjusted when you press [i-Function]
on an i-Function lens.
Option
Description
Aperture
Set to adjust the aperture value.
Shutter Speed
Set to adjust the shutter speed.
EV
Set to adjust the exposure value.
ISO
Set to adjust ISO sensitivity.
White Balance
Set to adjust the White Balance.
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User Display
No.
You can add or remove shooting information from the display.
1
Icons
2
Date & Time
1
2
Description
Set to display icons on the right in Shooting mode.
Set to display the date and time.
Histogram
Set the histogram on the display on or off.
3
3
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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User settings
Key Mapping
Live view NFC
You can change the function assigned to the Custom button.
In Shooting mode, turn on the NFC feature on an NFC-enabled smart
phone and place the smart phone's NFC antenna near the camera’s NFC
tag to launch AutoShare or Remote Viewfinder. This feature is supported
by NFC-enabled smart phones running Android OS. It is recommended
that you use the latest version. This feature is not available for iOS devices.
* Default
Button
Function
Custom
Set the Custom button's function.
• Optical Preview*: Execute the Depth of Field
Preview function for the current aperture value.
(p. 23)
• One Touch WB (White Balance): Execute the Custom
White Balance function.
• One Touch RAW +: Save a file in the RAW+JPEG
format. To save a file in JPEG format, press the button
again.
• Reset: Reset some settings.
• AEL: Execute the auto exposure lock function. (Halfpressing [Shutter] executes the auto exposure lock
function.)
• AEL Hold: Keep executing the auto exposure lock
function after shooting. (The exposure remains
locked even after you capture a photo.)
MobileLink/NFC Image Size
Set the size of photos to transfer to a smart phone using the MobileLink or
NFC functions.
* Default
Option
Description
Resize to 2M or lower
If a photo's size is larger than 3M, it will be
transferred after resizing it to 2M or lower.
Original*
The photo will be transferred in its original size.
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User settings
Grid Line
Auto Self-Shot
Select a guide to help you compose a scene.
(Off*, 4 X 4, 3 X 3, Cross, Diagonal)
Set to turn on the camera and enter Self shot mode automatically when
you flip the display upward. In Self shot mode, the timer (3 seconds), face
detection, and beauty face options are automatically activated.
AF Lamp
When shooting in dark places, turn the AF lamp on in order to have a
better auto focus. The Auto Focus functions more accurately in dark places
when the AF lamp is on.
Lens Button Speed Settings
Set the zoom speed for the Power Zoom lens' buttons at either fast,
medium, or slow speed. At fast speed, zoom noise increases and can be
recorded in videos. This function is available only when you attach the
Power Zoom lens.
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Camera settings menu
Setting
Learn to configure your camera's settings.
* Default
Item
To set Setting
options,
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m] → q →
an option.
* Default
Item
Description
• System Volume: Set the sound volume or turn all sound
off entirely. (Off, Low, Medium*, High)
Sound
Even if the system volume is turned off, the camera emits
the sound while playing a video or a slide show.
Display
Adjust
in Playback mode.
half-press the shutter button on or off. (Off, On*)
• Button Sound: Set the sound the camera emits when
you press the buttons.(Off, On*)
Quick View
Adjust the display brightness, auto brightness setting,
display color, or level gauge.
• Display Brightness: You can adjust the display
brightness manually.
• Auto Brightness: Turn auto brightness on or off.
(Off, On*)
• Display Color: You can adjust the display color manually.
• Horizontal Calibration: Calibrate the level gauge. If the
level gauge is not level, position the camera on the level
surface, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
• You cannot access the Horizontal Calibration option
• AF Sound: Set the sound the camera emits when you
Set the Quick View time length-the amount of time the
camera displays a photo immediately after you capture it.
(Off, 1 sec*, 3 sec, 5 sec, Hold)
Description
• You cannot calibrate the level gauge in portrait
orientation.
Auto Display
Off
Set the display off time. The display turns off if you do not
use the camera for the time you set.
(Off, 30 sec*, 1 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min)
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Setting
* Default
Item
Description
* Default
Item
Set power shut off time. The camera shuts off if you do not
use it for the time you set. (Off, 1 min*, 3 min, 5 min,
10 min, 30 min)
Auto Power
Off
• The camera retains the power-off time setting even if
Set date, time, date format, time zone and whether to
imprint the date on photos. (Time Zone, Date/Time Set,
Date Type, Time Type, Imprint)
Date & Time
you replace the battery.
• Auto Power Off may not work if the camera is
connected to a computer or a TV or playing a slide
show or a movie.
Help Guide
Display
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 HDTV.
• NTSC: USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, etc.
• PAL (Supports only PAL B, D, G, H, or I): Australia, Austria,
Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Norway, etc.
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.
Press [n] to hide the help text.
Language
Set a language the camera shows on the display.
• The date appears on the lower right side of the photo.
• When you print a photo, some printers may not print
the date appropriately.
• Mode Help Guide: Set to display help text about the
selected mode when changing shooting modes.
(Off, On*)
• Function Help Guide: Set to display help text about
menus and functions. (Off, On*)
Description
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Setting
* Default
Item
Description
HDMI Output
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,
576p (activates only when PAL is selected)
* Default
Item
Set the method of numbering files and folders.
• Reset: After using the reset function, the next file name is
started at 0001.
• 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.
If the connected HDTV does not support the resolution
you select, the camera sets the resolution one level lower.
Set the method of creating file names.
• Standard*: SAM_XXXX.JPG (sRGB)/ _SAMXXXX.JPG
(Adobe RGB)
• Date:
• The first folder name is 100PHOTO, if you have selected
File Number
-- sRGB files - MMDDXXXX.JPG. For example, for a photo
File Name
Description
captured on Jan. 01, the file name would be 0101XXXX.
jpg.
-- Adobe RGB 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.
Folder Type
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 9,999.
• 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.
Set the type of folder.
• Standard*: XXXPHOTO
• Date: XXX_MMDD
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Setting
* Default
Item
Description
* Default
Item
Format the memory card. Formatting deletes all existing
files including protected files. (No*, Yes)
Format
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.
Set to require a PIN when connecting the camera and a
smart phone.
• PIN: Enter a PIN before connecting.
• None*: Allow a connection without requiring a PIN.
Wi-Fi Privacy
lock
View the firmware version of the body and the lens, Mac
address, and network certification number, or update the
firmware.
• Software Update: Update the firmware of the camera
body or lens. (Body Firmware, Lens Firmware)
• You can update the firmware by connecting the camera
Device
Information
to the computer and starting i-Launcher. For more
details, refer to page 165.
• You cannot run a firmware upgrade without a fully
charged battery. Recharge the battery fully before
running a firmware upgrade.
• If you update the firmware, user settings and values will
be reset. (Date, time, language, and video out will not
change.)
• Do not turn the camera off while the update is in
progress.
Description
• Connections will automatically be made without
requiring a PIN when using the NFC function.
• PINs are automatically generated and renewed only
when you reset the camera settings or update the
firmware.
• If you have previously connected your camera to a
smart phone via a PIN, they will connect automatically.
Reset
Reset the setup menu and shooting options to the factory
defaults. (Date, time, language, and video output settings
do not change.) (No*, Yes)
Open Source
License
View open source licenses.
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Connecting to external devices
Make full use of the camera by connecting it to external devices such as a computer or HDTV.
Connecting to external devices
Viewing files on an HDTV
Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to an HDTV using
an optional HDMI cable.
1
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m] → q →
HDMI Output → an option. (p. 142)
2 Turn off your camera and HDTV.
3
Connect your camera to your HDTV with the optional HDMI
cable.
4 Turn on your HDTV, and then select the HDMI video source.
5 Turn on the camera.
• The camera automatically enters into Playback mode when you
connect it to an HDTV.
6 View photos or play videos using the camera buttons.
• When using the HDMI cable, you can connect the camera to an HDTV using
the Anynet+(CEC) method.
• 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 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 memory card that you are using. As the main feature
of a memory card is to increase the transfer speed, it is not necessarily true
to say that a memory card with a faster transfer speed is also fast in using the
HDMI function.
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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 OS
computer
Connecting the camera as a removable disk
You can connect the camera to your computer as a removable disk. Open
the removable disk and transfer files to your computer.
1
3 Turn on the camera.
• The computer recognizes the camera automatically.
4 On your computer, select My Computer → Removable Disk
→ DCIM → 100PHOTO or 101_0101.
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".
Turn off the camera.
2 Connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable.
• You must plug the small end of the USB cable 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.
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Transferring files to your computer
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows 7)
Transferring files to your Mac OS
With Windows 8, the methods for disconnecting the camera are similar.
1
Mac OS 10.7 or later is supported.
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
transfer is in progress. Please wait until the status lamp stops
blinking.
2 Click
screen.
on the tool bar at the bottom right of your computer
1
Turn off the camera.
2 Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the USB
cable.
3 Click the pop-up message.
4 Click the message box indicating safely removed.
5 Remove the USB cable.
• You must plug the small end of the USB cable 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.
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Transferring files to your computer
3 Turn on the camera.
• The computer recognizes the camera automatically and displays a
removable disk icon.
4 On your computer, open the removable disk.
5 Transfer photos or videos to the Mac OS computer.
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Using programs on a PC
You can view and edit files using the provided programs. You can also send
the files to a PC wirelessly.
4 Install i-Launcher on the PC.
OS
How to Install
Windows
When the pop-up window prompts you to install
i-Launcher, select Yes.
• If the pop-up window does not appear, select My
Computer → i-Launcher → iLinker.exe.
• If a pop-up window prompting you to run iLinker.exe
appears, run it first.
• When you connect the camera to a computer
with i-Launcher installed, the program will launch
automatically.
Mac
Click Devices → i-Launcher → Mac → iLinker.
Installing i-Launcher
1
Turn off the camera.
2 Connect the camera to your computer with the USB cable.
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Before installing the program, ensure that the PC is connected to a network.
You must plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera. If the cable
is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not responsible
for any loss of data.
3 Turn on the camera.
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Using programs on a PC
Using Samsung i-Launcher
Using i-Launcher
Icon
i-Launcher allows you update the firmware of the camera or the lens or
provides a link to download the PC Auto Backup program.
Description
You can download the firmware of your camera.
Download the User Manual.
Requirements for Windows OS
Download this program to convert Samsung RAW files (SRW) to
DNG files.
Item
Requirements
Download this program to convert Samsung RAW files (SRW) to
the desired file formats.
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher/
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher
RAM
Minimum 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
OS*
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Hard disk
capacity
250 MB or more (1 GB and above recommended)
i-Launcher provides a link for downloading the PC Auto Backup
program when you connect the camera to a computer. You can
send photos or videos that you captured with the camera to a PC
wirelessly.
• 1024X768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible
Using Samsung RAW Converter
You can adjust the captured photos including the RAW files with the
advanced editing features of the Samsung RAW Converter program. For
detailed usage information, refer to Help.
Others
monitor (1280X1024 pixels, 32-bit color display
recommended)
• USB 2.0 port
• nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/
ATI X1600 series or higher
* A 32-bit version of i-Launcher will be installed—even on 64-bit editions of Windows OS.
Depending on the version of the Samsung RAW Converter program, the RAW
files may not be opened. In this case, update the Samsung RAW Converter
program to the latest version.
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Using programs on a PC
• The requirements on the following page are recommendations only.
i-Launcher may not work properly even when the computer meets the
requirements, depending on the condition of your computer.
• If your computer does not meet the requirements, videos may not play
correctly.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage that results from using
unqualified computers such as a computer you assembled yourself.
Opening Samsung i-Launcher
On your computer, select Start → All Programs → Samsung →
i-Launcher → Samsung i-Launcher. Or, click Applications → Samsung
→ i-Launcher on your Mac OS computer.
Downloading the firmware
From the Samsung i-Launcher screen, click
updating the firmware, refer to page 165.
. For information about
Requirements for Mac OS
Item
Requirements
OS
Mac OS 10.7 or higher
RAM
Minimum 256 MB RAM (512 MB or more
recommended)
Hard disk capacity
Minimum 110 MB
Others
USB 2.0 port
Downloading the PC Auto Backup program
From the Samsung i-Launcher screen, click . For information about
installing the PC Auto Backup program, refer to page 128.
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Appendix
Get information about error messages, camera maintenance,
trouble shooting tips, specifications, and optional accessories.
Appendix
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. 46)
Card Error
• Turn off the camera, and then turn it on again.
• Remove the memory card and insert it again.
• Format the 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.
Device disconnected.
Network connection disconnected while photos
are being transferred to supported devices.
Re-select a supported device.
File Error
Delete the damaged file or contact a service
center.
Error messages
Suggested remedies
Memory Full
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new
memory card.
Transfer failed.
• The camera has failed to send e-mails or files
to other devices. Try sending again.
• Check the network connection and try again.
Unable to capture a
photo because folder
and file number on
the memory card
reached the maximum
values. Reset the folder
number?
File names do not match the DCF standard.
Follow the on-screen instructions to reset the
folder number.
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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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.
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. 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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Using or storing the camera
Using on beaches or shores
• Protect your camera from sand and dirt when you use it on beaches or in
Inappropriate places to use or store the camera
• Avoid exposing the camera to very cold or very hot temperatures.
other similar areas.
• Your camera is not waterproof. Do not handle the battery, adapter, or
• Avoid using your camera in areas with extremely high humidity, or
memory card with wet hands. Operating the camera with wet hands
may cause damage to your camera.
• Avoid exposing the camera to direct sunlight and storing it in hot, poorly
Storing for extended period of time
where the humidity changes drastically.
ventilated areas, such as in a car during summer time.
• Protect your camera and the display from impact, rough handling, and
excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
• Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or poorly
ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and internal
components.
• 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.
• When you store the camera for an extended period, place it in a sealed
container with an absorbent material, such as silica gel.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged before
use.
• The present date and time can be initialized when the camera is turned
on after the camera and battery have been separated for a prolonged
period.
• Do not store the camera where there are mothballs.
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Using the camera with caution in humid environments
When you transfer the camera from a cold environment to a warm one,
condensation can form on the lens or internal components of the camera.
In this situation, turn off the camera and wait for at least 1 hour.
If condensation forms on the memory card, remove the memory card from
the camera and wait until all moisture has evaporated before reinserting it.
Other cautions
• Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury to yourself
or others or damage to your camera.
• Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and prevent
proper operation.
• Turn off the camera when not using it.
• 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.
• Do not use the camera if the screen is cracked or broken. Broken glass or
acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the camera to a
Samsung service center to have it repaired.
• Never place cameras, batteries, chargers, or accessories near, on, or in
• 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 a
soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
• 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.
• While you use the camera, it may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect your camera’s lifespan or performance.
• When you use the camera in low temperatures, it may take some time to
turn on, the color of the display may be changed temporarily, or afterimages may appear. These conditions are not malfunctions and they will
correct themselves when the camera is returned to milder temperatures.
• Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause allergies,
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 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 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.
heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Heat can
deform or overheat these devices, which can cause a fire or explosion.
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About memory card
Supported memory card
This product supports microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC memory cards.
Memory card adapter
Memory card
To read data with a PC or memory card reader, insert the memory card into
a memory card adapter.
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Memory card capacity
The memory capacity may differ depending on shooting scenes or shooting conditions. These capacities are based on a 2 GB SD card.
Quality
Size
Photo
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
RAW
RAW + S.Fine
RAW + Fine
RAW + Normal
20.0M (5472X3648)
162
294
403
57
26
32
35
10.1M (3888X2592)
292
492
638
-
32
37
39
5.9M (2976X1984)
440
688
846
-
36
40
41
2.0M (1728X1152)
841
1,095
1,217
-
41
42
43
Burst
495
753
911
-
-
-
-
16.9M (5472X3080)
188
337
456
-
27
34
37
7.8M (3712X2088)
359
585
739
-
34
38
40
4.9M (2944X1656)
503
762
919
-
37
40
41
2.1M (1920X1080)
1,566
2,840
3,897
-
44
45
46
13.3M (3648X3648)
231
403
536
-
30
35
38
7.0M (2640X2640)
390
624
781
-
35
39
40
4.0M (2000X2000)
573
839
993
-
38
41
42
1.1M (1024X1024)
2,814
4,750
6,163
-
45
46
46
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Size
1920X1080 (30 fps)
Video
1280X720 (30 fps)
640X480 (30 fps)
For Sharing (30 fps)
Cautions when using memory cards
Quality
HQ
Normal
Approx. 17' 02"
Approx. 19' 50"
Approx. 23' 46"
Approx. 29' 37"
• Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory card in
Approx. 58' 24"
Approx. 77' 06"
• Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other cameras or
-
Approx. 261' 21"
• Turn off the camera when you insert or remove the memory card.
• The figures above are measured without using the zoom function.
• Available recording time may vary if you use the zoom.
• Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording time.
• The maximum recording time is 20 minutes per file.
• The maximum playback time of For Sharing videos is 30 seconds per file.
• Avoid memory cards to very cold or very hot temperatures (below
0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F). Extreme temperatures can cause
memory cards to malfunction.
the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory card.
by a computer. Reformat the memory card with your camera.
• 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.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact or
pressure.
• 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.
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• Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or foreign
substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a soft cloth before
you insert the memory card in your camera.
About the battery
Use only Samsung-approved batteries.
• Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in contact with
memory cards or the memory card slot. Doing so may cause memory
cards or the camera to malfunction.
• 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.
Battery specifications
Item
Description
Model*
B740AE/B740AC/B740AU/B740AK
Type
Lithium-ion battery
Cell capacity
2,330 mAh
• When you use the camera for an extended period, the memory card may
Voltage
3.8 V
• Use a memory card that meets the standard requirements.
Charging time** (When the
battery is completely discharged)
Approx. 270 min.
become warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
* The battery specifications or model may differ depending on your region.
** The figures above are based on when you use the provided USB cable and AC adapter.
Charging the battery by connecting it to a computer may take longer.
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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
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 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.
• Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion replacement
batteries.
• Do not disassemble the battery or puncture it 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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Battery life
Notes about using the battery
Shooting mode
Average time / Number of photos
Photos
Approx. 185 min./Approx. 370 photos
Videos
Approx. 135 min. (Record videos at 1920X1080
resolution and 30 fps.)
• The figures above are based on the CIPA 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.
Low battery message
When the battery has fully discharged, the battery icon will turn red and
the "Low Battery" message will appear.
• Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures (below
0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the
charging capacity of your batteries.
• When you use the camera for an extended period, the area around the
battery chamber may become warm. This does not affect the normal use
of the camera.
• Do not pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the
power outlet, as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
• In temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F, battery capacity and battery life may
decrease.
• Battery capacity may decrease in low temperatures, but will return to
normal in milder temperatures.
• 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. Storing the camera for extended
periods with the battery installed causes the battery to discharge. You
may not be able to recharge a fully discharged battery.
• When you do not use the camera for an extended period (3 months or
more), check the battery and recharge it regularly. If you let the battery
discharge continually, its capacity and life may decrease, which can lead
to a malfunction, fire, or explosion.
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Cautions about using the battery
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from damage.
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 and may cause a fire or
electric shock.
Notes about charging the battery
• If the status lamp is off, ensure that the battery is inserted correctly.
• If the camera is on while charging, the battery may not fully charge. Turn
off the camera before charging the battery.
• If you connect the camera to an external power source when the battery
is depleted, using high energy-consuming functions will cause the
camera to turn off. To use the camera normally, recharge the battery.
• If you reconnect the power cable when the battery is fully charged, the
status lamp turns on for approximately 30 minutes.
• Using the flash or recording videos depletes the battery quickly. Charge
the battery fully before using the camera.
• If the status lamp blinks in red, 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 status lamp may blink in red. Charging will
start when the battery cools down.
• Do not use your camera when you are charging the battery. This may
• Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
• Do not pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the
• Do not bend or place heavy objects on the AC cable. Doing so may
cause a fire or electric shock.
power outlet, as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
damage the cable.
• Let the battery charge for at least 10 minutes before turning on the
camera.
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Notes about charging with a computer connected
• Use only the provided USB cable.
• The battery may not charge when:
-- you use a USB hub
-- other USB devices are connected to your computer
-- you connect the cable to the port on the front side of your computer
-- the USB port of your computer does not support the power output standard
(5 V, 500 mA)
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations when you
dispose of used batteries.
• Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, such as
microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when they
are overheated.
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Updating the firmware
Connect the camera to the computer and update the firmware of the
camera of the lens.
• You cannot run a firmware upgrade without a fully charged battery. Recharge
the battery fully before running a firmware upgrade.
• If you update the firmware, user settings and values will be reset. (Date, time,
3 Turn on the camera.
4 On the computer, select i-Launcher →
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to download the firmware to
the camera.
language, and video out will not change.)
• Do not turn the camera off while the update is in progress.
1
Turn off the camera.
2 Connect your camera to the computer with the USB cable.
.
• You can download the firmware of the camera or the lens.
6 Turn off the camera when the download completes.
7
Remove the USB cable.
8 Turn on the camera.
9 Press [m] → q → Device Information → Software
Update → Body Firmware or Lens Firmware.
• You must plug the small end of the USB cable 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.
10Select Yes from a pop-up window on the camera to update
the firmware.
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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 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
Suggested remedies
Cannot turn on the
camera
• Ensure that the battery is inserted.
• Ensure that the battery is inserted correctly.
• Charge the battery.
• Charge the battery.
• Your camera may be in Auto power off mode or
The power turns off
suddenly
the display turns off automatically. (p. 141)
• 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.
Cannot capture
photos
• Format the memory card.
• The memory card is defective. Get a new
memory card.
• 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. 89)
• You cannot use the flash in some modes.
The date and time are
incorrect
Set the date and time under the q menu.
(p. 141)
The display or buttons
do not work
Remove the battery and insert it again.
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Situation
The memory card has
an error
Suggested remedies
Situation
• Turn off the camera, and then turn it on again.
• Remove the memory card, and then insert it
again.
• Format the memory card.
See "Cautions when using memory cards" for
more details. (p. 159)
Your TV or computer
cannot display photos
and videos that are
stored on a microSDXC
memory card
microSDXC memory cards use the exFAT file
system. Ensure that the external device is
compatible with the exFAT file system before
connecting the camera to the device.
Your computer does
not recognize a
microSDXC memory
card
microSDXC memory cards use the exFAT file
system. To use microSDXC memory cards on a
Windows XP computer, download and update
the exFAT file system driver from the Microsoft
website.
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.
Suggested remedies
• 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. 154)
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. 71)
The photo is too
bright or too dark
Your photo is overexposed or underexposed.
• Adjust the aperture value or the shutter speed.
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 70)
• Turn the flash off or on. (p. 89)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 96)
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.
Horizontal lines
appear on the photo
This may occur when the subject is exposed to a
fluorescent or mercury-vapor light source. Select
a slow shutter speed.
Playback screen does
not appear on the
connected external
device
• Ensure that HDMI cable is properly connected
to the external monitor.
• Ensure that the memory card is properly
recorded.
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Before contacting a service center
Situation
Your computer does
not recognize your
camera
Your computer
disconnects the
camera while
transferring files
Suggested remedies
• Ensure that the USB cable is connected
correctly.
• Ensure that the camera is switched on.
• Ensure that you are using a supported
operating system.
The file transfer may be interrupted by static
electricity. Disconnect the USB cable and connect
it again.
• End i-Launcher and restart the program.
• Depending on your computer's specifications
i-Launcher is not
functioning properly
Situation
and environment, the program may not
launch automatically. In this case, click
Start → All Programs → Samsung →
i-Launcher → Samsung i-Launcher on your
Windows computer. (For Windows 8, open
Start screen, and then select All apps →
Samsung i-Launcher.) Or, click Applications
→ Samsung → i-Launcher on your Mac OS
computer.
Suggested remedies
• 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 t, M, s, and R
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
External flash does not
work
Ensure that the external flash is properly mounted
on the external flash port.
The date & time
settings screen
appears when you
power on the camera
remount it.
• 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.
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Camera specifications
Image Sensor
Display
Type
CMOS
Type
TFT LCD
Sensor size
23.5 mm X 15.7 mm
Size
3.0" (Approx. 75.2 mm)
Effective pixels
Approx. 20.3 mega-pixels
Resolution
HVGA (320X480) 460.8 k dots
Total pixels
Approx. 21.6 mega-pixels
Field of view
Approx. 100 %
Color filter
RGB primary color filter
Angle
Flip up: 180°
User display
Grid Line, Icons, Histogram, Level gauge
Lens Mount
Type
Samsung NX Mount
Available lens
Samsung NX Lenses (3D lens not supported)
Focusing
Type
Contrast AF
Focusing point
• Selection: 1 point (Free selection)
• Multi: Normal 21 points, Close up 35 points
• Face detection: Max. 10 faces
• Object tracking AF
Mode
Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
AF Assist Lamp
Yes
Image Stabilization
Type
Lens shift (depends on lens)
Mode
Off/Mode 1/Mode 2
Distortion Correct
Off/On (depends on lens)
i-Function
Supported (Aperture value, Shutter speed, EV, ISO, White Balance)
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Camera specifications
Shutter
Type
Electronic front curtain shutter,
Focal plane shutter
Bracket shooting
Speed
• Auto: 1/4,000–1/4 sec.
• Manual: 1/4,000–30 sec. (1/3 EV Step)
• Bulb (time limit: 4 min.)
Auto exposure bracketing (±3 EV),
White Balance bracketing,
Picture Wizard bracketing, Depth bracketing
(Program and Aperture Priority mode only)
Self-timer
2–30 sec. (1 second interval)
Shutter release
Supported (via smart phone)
Exposure
Flash
TTL 221 (17X13) Block segment
Metering system
Metering: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30 mm, F2)
Type
External flash (Bundle with SEF8A)
Mode
Smart Flash, Auto, Auto Red-eye, Fill in,
Fill-in Red, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Compensation
±3 EV (1/3 EV Step)
Sync speed
Less than 1/180 sec.
AE lock
Custom button
Flash EV
-2–+2 EV (0.5 EV Step)
ISO equivalent
Auto, 100-25600 (1 or 1/3 EV Step)
External flash
Optional Samsung external flashes
Sync terminal
Hot-shoe
Drive Mode
Mode
Single, Continuous, Burst (5M only), Timer,
Bracket (Auto Exposure, White Balance,
Picture Wizard, Depth)
Continuous shooting
5 fps
*Maximum shooting speed is 5 frames per
second. It will slow down after approx. JPEG 13
shots, RAW 5 shots. (May vary depending on the
spec of memory card.)
White Balance
Mode
Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent White,
Fluorescent NW, Fluorescent Daylight, Tungsten,
Flash WB, Custom Set, Color Temperature
(Manual)
Micro adjustment
Amber/Blue/Green/Magenta 7 steps respectively
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Camera specifications
Dynamic Range
• JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472X3648),
Off/Smart Range+/HDR
Picture Wizard
Mode
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest,
Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom1, Custom2,
Custom3
Parameter
Color, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast
Size
Shooting
Mode
Smart mode
Smart filter
Smart Auto, Smart, Program, Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority, Manual, Beauty Face
Best Face, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot,
Landscape, Macro, Food, Parties and Indoors,
Action Freeze, Rich Tones, Waterfall, Panorama,
Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace
Vignetting, Miniature, Sketch, Fish Eye
10.1M (3888X2592), 5.9M (2976X1984),
5.0M (2736X1824) (Burst mode only),
2.0M (1728X1152)
• JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472X3080),
7.8M (3712X2088), 4.9M (2944X1656),
2.1M (1920X1080)
• JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648X3648),
7.0M (2640X2640), 4.0M (2000X2000),
1.1M (1024X1024)
• RAW: 20.0M (5472X3648)
Quality
Super Fine, Fine, Normal, RAW, RAW + S.Fine,
RAW + Fine, RAW + Normal
RAW standard
SRW (ver.3.0.0)
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Video
Type
MP4 (H.264)
Format
Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
Movie AE mode
Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority,
Manual
Movie clip
Audio on/off (Shooting time: Max. 20')
Smart filter
Vignetting, Miniature, Sketch, Fish Eye
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Camera specifications
Size
1920X1080, 1280X720, 640X480, 320X240
(For Sharing)
Frame rate
30 fps (NTSC), 25 fps (PAL)
Multi Motion
x0.25 (640X480, 320X240 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
Quality
HQ, Normal
Sound
Stereo
Edit
Still image capture, Time trimming
Playback
Type
Single image, Thumbnails (15/28), Slide show,
Movie
Edit
Smart Filter, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch,
Brightness, Contrast, Auto adjustment,
Saturation, RGB adjustment, Color Temperature,
Exposure
Smart filter
Vignetting, Miniature, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish-eye,
Classic, Retro, Oil Painting, Cartoon, Ink Painting,
Cross Filter, Zooming Shot
Storage
Media
External memory (optional):
microSD card (2 GB guaranteed),
microSDHC card (up to 32 GB guaranteed),
microSDXC card (up to 64 GB guaranteed,
UHS-1 Supported)
- Class 6 and above recommended
File format
RAW (SRW (ver.3.0.0)), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), DCF
Wireless network
Type
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Function
AutoShare, Remote Viewfinder, MobileLink,
Photo Beam, Auto Backup, Samsung Link,
Group Share
NFC
Yes
Interface
Digital output
USB 2.0 (micro USB jack)
Video output
• NTSC, PAL (selectable)
• HDMI
DC power input
DC 5.0 V, 0.55 A via micro USB
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Camera specifications
Power Source
Type
Rechargeable battery: B740AE/B740AC/B740AU/
B740AK (2,330 mAh, 3.8 V)
* The battery specifications or model may differ
depending on your region.
Dimensions (W X H X D)
117.4 mm X 65.9 mm X 39.0 mm
Weight
Approx 230 g (without battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature
0–40 °C
Operating Humidity
5–85 %
Software
i-Launcher, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
* Specifications may change without notice to improve performance.
* Other brands and products names are trademarks of respective owners.
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Glossary
AP (Access Point)
AEL (Auto Exposure Lock)
An access point is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a
wired network.
These features help you lock the exposure on which you want to calculate
the exposure.
Ad-Hoc network
AF (Auto Focus)
An ad-hoc network is a temporary connection for sharing files or an
internet connection and between computers and devices.
A system that automatically focuses the camera lens on the subject. Your
camera uses the contrast to focus automatically.
AdobeRGB
AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode)/
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
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.
AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket)
This feature automatically captures several images at different exposures
to help you capture a properly-exposed image.
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.
Aperture
The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches the camera’s sensor.
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Glossary
Camera shake (Blur)
Composition
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.
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually,
abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
Color space
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).
The range of colors that the camera can see.
Color temperature
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.
Depth of field
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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Glossary
EV (Exposure Value)
Flash
All the combinations of the camera’s shutter speed and lens aperture that
result in the same exposure.
A speed light that helps to create adequate exposure in low-light
conditions.
EV Compensation
Focal length
This feature allows you to quickly adjust the exposure value measured by
the camera, in limited increments, to improve the exposure of your photos.
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.
Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format)
A specification to define an image file format for digital cameras created by
the Japan Electronic Industries Development Association (JEIDA).
Exposure
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.
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.
H.264/MPEG-4
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).
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Glossary
Image sensor
Metering
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 (Chargecoupled Device) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).
The metering refers to the way in which the camera measures the quantity
of light to set the exposure.
IP (Internet protocol) address
A system that manually focuses the camera lens on the subject.
You can use the focus ring to focus on a subject.
An IP address is a unique number that is assigned to every device that is
connected to the internet.
ISO sensitivity
MF (Manual Focus)
MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
A video format which is compressed as a JPEG image.
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.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
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.
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Glossary
Noise
PAL (Phase Alternate Line)
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.
A video color encoding standard used in numerous countries throughout
Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
NFC (Near Field Communication)
NFC is a set of standards for radio communication at very close proximity.
You can use NFC-enabled devices to activate features or exchange data
with other devices.
NTSC (National Television System Committee)
A video color encoding standard used most commonly in Japan, North
America, the Philippines, South America, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Optical zoom
This is a general zoom which can enlarge images with a lens and does not
deteriorate quality of images.
Quality
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.
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.
Resolution
The number of pixels present in a digital image. High resolution images
contain more pixels and typically show more detail than low resolution
images.
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Glossary
Shutter speed
White Balance (Color balance)
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.
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.
sRGB (Standard RGB)
International standard of color space established by the IEC (International
Electrotechnical Commission). This is defined from color space for PC
monitors and is also used as the standard color space for Exif.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to exchange data
wirelessly over a network.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
WPS is a technology that secures wireless home networks.
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.
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Optional accessories
You can purchase the following optional items:
Lens, External flash, Rechargeable battery, Battery charger, Camera bag,
Camera case, Memory card, Filter, USB cable, HDMI cable, Strap
• To locate the type, image and availability of accessories, visit the Samsung
website.
• Before purchasing accessories, make sure they are compatible with your
camera. GPS10 and EM10 are not compatible with this camera.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Samsung is not responsible for
damage caused by using another manufacturer’s accessories.
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Index
A
Aperture 15, 19
Auto Backup 128
Camera specifications 169
Charging 34
Color space 135
F
Fader 100
Deleting 104
Photo type 69
Protecting 104
Video type 99
D
Date & Time 141
Battery
Caution 160
Charging 34
Insert 33
Beauty Face mode 63
Best Face mode 61
Bracketing 86
Depth of Field (DOF) 16, 21
Drive 84
F-number 15
Exposure Value (EV) 15, 96
Camera
Connecting as removable disk 146
Connecting to PC 146
Disconnecting (Windows) 147
Layout 29
Bounce photography 26
Flash options 89
Guide number 26
Intensity 90
Display type 44
Enlarging 106
C
Flash
Display brightness 140
E
Image adjustment
Adjusting photos 111
Retouching faces 112
Files
Auto focus 74
B
i-Launcher 150
ISO sensitivity 70
L
Lenses
Layout 45
Locking 46
Markings 48
Unlocking 46
Focal length 20
M
I
Maintenance 154
Icons
Memory card
Playback mode 43
Shooting mode 41
Caution 157
Insert 33
Metering 91
Mobile connection 31
MobileLink 122
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Index
N
NFC (Tag & Go) 119
O
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
83
Optional accessories
Posture 13
Shooting modes
Aperture Priority 56
Auto 52
Beauty Face 63
Manual 58
Recording 64
Shutter Priority 57
Smart 60
Power save mode 141
R
Red-eye effect 90
Remote Viewfinder 126
Resolution
Playback mode 111
Shooting mode (Movie) 98
Shooting mode (Photo) 68
Connect the flash 50
Flash layout 49
Shutter speed 17, 19
Slide show 106
Smart filter
Playback mode 113
Shooting mode 95
Retouching faces 112
P
Rotating 110
Panorama mode 62
Rule of thirds 23
Photos
Editing 110
Enlarging 106
Shooting options 68
Viewing on camera 102
Picture Wizard 73
Smart panel 38
U
Unpacking 28
V
Video Out 141
Videos
Capturing 109
Options 98
Recording 64
Viewing 108
W
White balance 71
T
S
Thumbnails 102
Samsung Link 130
Timer 86
Service center 166
Tracking AF 78
Settings 140
Transferring files
Wireless network 115
Mac 147
Windows 146
TV 145
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