User Manual
This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera.
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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid
dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Incompatible
batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your
camera.
Safety warnings
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive
gases and liquids
Do not use your camera near fuels, combustibles, or flammable
chemicals. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
materials in the same compartment as the camera or its accessories.
• Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations when
disposing of used batteries.
• Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, such as
microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when
overheated.
• Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet when
charging batteries. This may cause fire or electric shock.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small
children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury
if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present physical
dangers as well.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people
or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s eyes can cause
temporary or permanent damage.
Safety precautions
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
• Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious
damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water damage
to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
• Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high temperatures
for an extended period of time. Prolonged exposure to sunlight
or extreme temperatures can cause permanent damage to your
camera’s internal components.
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Health and safety information
• Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or poorly-
ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and internal
components.
• Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode over
time and cause serious damage to your camera.
• Prolonged usage of the camera may overheat the battery and raise
the internal temperature of the camera. If the camera stops operating,
remove the battery and allow it to cool down.
• Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on beaches or
in other similar areas.
• Protect your camera from impact, rough handling, and excessive
vibration to avoid serious damage.
• Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and installing
batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors, improperly
connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries and memory
cards can damage ports, connectors, and accessories.
• Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s compartments,
slots, or access points. Damage due to improper use may not be
covered by your warranty.
• Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury to
yourself or others.
• Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and prevent
proper operation.
• Paint or metal on the outside of the camera may cause allergic
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
• Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0 ºC/32 ºF or above 40 ºC/104 ºF). Extreme
temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your batteries and
can cause memory cards to malfunction.
• Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as this can
create a connection between the + and – terminals of your battery
and lead to temporary or permanent battery damage. Also, this may
cause fire or electric shock.
• Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or
foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a soft
cloth before inserting in your camera.
• Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in contact
with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the camera to
malfunction.
• Insert the memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory
card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory
card.
• Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact or
pressure.
• Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other cameras
or by a computer. Format the memory card with your camera.
• Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
reactions, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with sensitive
skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the camera
immediately and consult a doctor.
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Health and safety information
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera, cause injury,
or void your warranty.
Protect your camera’s lens
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor the
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm and
humid one, condensation may form on the delicate electronic circuitry
and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour until all
moisture has evaporated before using the camera.
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.
Check that the camera is operating properly before use
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage
that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.
Important usage information
Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera
Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or attempt to
service the camera yourself. Any damage that results from unqualified
service is not covered by your warranty.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged
before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
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Indications used in this manual
Icons used in this manual
Icon
Function
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation
Definition
Additional information
AE
Auto Exposure
Safety warnings and precautions
AF
Auto Focus
[ ]
Camera buttons. For example, [Shutter] represents the
shutter button.
BKT
Bracketing
( )
Page number of related information
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
►
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select 1 ► Quality
(represents select 1, and then Quality).
FA
Focus Aid
MF
Manual Focus
OIS
Optical Image Stabilization
ISO
International Organization for
Standardization's measure for light
sensitivity
WB
White Balance
*
Annotation
Shooting mode indications
Shooting mode
Indication
Smart Auto
t
Program
P
Aperture Priority
A
Shutter Priority
S
Manual
M
Lens Priority
i
Scene
s
Movie
v
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Contents
Tips
Chapter 1
Concepts in Photography
My Camera
Shooting postures ....................................................................... 10
Get started ................................................................................... 24
Unpack ......................................................................................... 24
Camera layout ............................................................................. 25
Holding the camera ......................................................................... 10
Standing photography..................................................................... 10
Crouching photography .................................................................. 11
Aperture ....................................................................................... 11
Aperture value and the depth of field ............................................... 12
Shutter speed .............................................................................. 13
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................. 14
How the aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
control exposure ......................................................................... 15
Display icons ............................................................................... 28
In Shooting mode .......................................................................... 28
Capture photos ............................................................................... 28
Record videos ................................................................................. 29
In Playback mode .......................................................................... 30
View photos .................................................................................... 30
Play videos...................................................................................... 30
Correlation between focal length, angle, and perspective ....... 16
Lenses.......................................................................................... 31
Lens layout .................................................................................... 31
Depth of field ............................................................................... 17
Lock or unlock the lens ................................................................... 32
What controls out-of-focus effects? ................................................ 17
DOF preview ................................................................................... 19
Lens markings ............................................................................... 34
Composition ................................................................................ 19
Rule of Thirds .................................................................................. 19
Photos with two subjects ................................................................ 20
Flash............................................................................................. 21
Flash guide number......................................................................... 21
Bounce Photography ...................................................................... 22
Optional accessories ..................................................................
Flash layout ...................................................................................
Connect the flash ..........................................................................
GPS module layout........................................................................
Attach the GPS module .................................................................
Attach the electronic viewfinder .....................................................
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Shooting modes .......................................................................... 39
t Smart Auto mode ............................................................... 39
P Program mode.......................................................................... 40
Program Shift ..................................................................................
A Aperture Priority mode .............................................................
S Shutter Priority mode ................................................................
M Manual mode ...........................................................................
Framing Mode.................................................................................
Use a bulb ......................................................................................
i Lens Priority mode ...................................................................
Use i-Scene mode ..........................................................................
Use i-Function in PASM modes....................................................
Available options ............................................................................
s Scene mode ......................................................................
v Movie mode ...........................................................................
Available functions by shooting mode ............................................
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White Balance (light source) ....................................................... 53
White balance options ................................................................... 53
Customize preset options................................................................ 54
Picture Wizard (photo styles)...................................................... 56
Color Space ................................................................................. 57
AF Mode ......................................................................................
Single AF .......................................................................................
Continuous AF...............................................................................
Manual Focus ................................................................................
AF Area ........................................................................................
Selection AF ..................................................................................
Multi AF .........................................................................................
Face Detection AF .........................................................................
Self-Portrait AF ..............................................................................
AF Priority ....................................................................................
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MF Assist ..................................................................................... 64
Chapter 2
Shooting Functions
Size ..............................................................................................
Photo size options .........................................................................
Video size options .........................................................................
Quality ..........................................................................................
Photo quality options .....................................................................
Video quality options .....................................................................
ISO sensitivity ..............................................................................
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Expand ISO value............................................................................ 52
Drive (shooting method) .............................................................
Single ...........................................................................................
Continuous ....................................................................................
Burst ............................................................................................
Timer .............................................................................................
AE BKT .........................................................................................
WB BKT ........................................................................................
P Wiz BKT ....................................................................................
BKT Set.........................................................................................
Flash.............................................................................................
Flash options .................................................................................
Correct the red-eye effect ..............................................................
Adjust the flash intensity ................................................................
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Metering ....................................................................................... 71
Spot .............................................................................................. 71
Link AE to AF Point ........................................................................ 71
Center-weighted ............................................................................ 72
Multi .............................................................................................. 72
Smart Range ................................................................................ 73
OIS ............................................................................................... 74
OIS options ................................................................................... 74
Exposure Compensation ............................................................ 75
Exposure/Focus Lock ................................................................. 76
Video functions............................................................................
Movie AE Mode .............................................................................
Fader.............................................................................................
Wind Cut .......................................................................................
Auto Focus ....................................................................................
Voice .............................................................................................
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Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Search and manage files ............................................................
View photos ..................................................................................
View image thumbnails ..................................................................
View files by category in Smart Album ...........................................
Protect files ...................................................................................
Delete files .....................................................................................
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Delete a single file ........................................................................... 81
Delete multiple files.......................................................................... 82
Delete all files .................................................................................. 82
View photos .................................................................................
Enlarge a photo .............................................................................
Start a slide show ..........................................................................
Highlight ........................................................................................
Auto Rotate ...................................................................................
Play a video .................................................................................
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Video viewing controls..................................................................... 85
Trim a video during playback ......................................................... 85
Capture an image during playback ................................................ 86
Edit a photo ................................................................................. 87
Options ......................................................................................... 87
Chapter 4
Camera settings menu
User settings ..............................................................................
ISO Step .......................................................................................
Auto ISO Range ............................................................................
Noise Reduction ............................................................................
AF Lamp .......................................................................................
User Display ..................................................................................
Key Mapping .................................................................................
Setting 1.......................................................................................
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Setting 2....................................................................................... 94
Setting 3....................................................................................... 95
Setting 4....................................................................................... 97
Setting 5....................................................................................... 98
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Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Connect to external devices
Appendix
View files on a TV or HDTV ....................................................... 100
View files on a TV ........................................................................ 100
View files on an HDTV ................................................................. 101
Print photos ............................................................................... 102
Print photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ............................... 102
Error messages ......................................................................... 115
Configure print settings ................................................................. 103
Set printer info using DPOF ......................................................... 103
DPOF options ............................................................................... 104
Transfer files to your computer ................................................ 105
Transfer files to your computer (for Windows) .............................. 105
Maintain the camera ................................................................. 116
Clean the camera ........................................................................ 116
Camera lens and display ............................................................... 116
About the image sensor ................................................................ 116
Camera body ................................................................................ 116
About memory card..................................................................... 117
Supported memory card ............................................................... 117
Memory card capacity................................................................... 117
Transfer files by connecting the camera as a removable disk ......... 105
Disconnect the camera (Windows XP) ........................................... 106
About the battery ...................................................................... 119
Battery specifications .................................................................. 119
Battery life ................................................................................... 119
Transfer files to your computer (for Mac) ...................................... 106
Notes about charging the battery .................................................. 120
Edit photos on a PC .................................................................. 107
Install software ............................................................................ 107
Before contacting a service center .......................................... 122
Programs contained on the CD ..................................................... 107
Lens specifications ................................................................... 129
Use Intelli-studio ..........................................................................
System Requirements ...................................................................
Use the Intelli-studio Interface .......................................................
Transfer files using Intelli-studio .....................................................
Use Samsung RAW Converter.....................................................
System Requirements for Windows...............................................
System Requirements for Mac ......................................................
Use the Samsung RAW Converter Interface ..................................
Edit RAW format files ....................................................................
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Camera specifications .............................................................. 125
Accessories (optional)............................................................... 131
Index .......................................................................................... 132
FCC notice ................................................................................. 135
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Concepts in Photography
Shooting postures
A correct posture for stabilizing the camera is necessary for taking a
good photo. Even if you hold a camera correctly, the wrong posture
can cause the camera to shake. Stand up straight and remain still to
maintain a steady base for your camera. When shooting with a low
shutter speed, hold your breath to minimize body movement.
Standing photography
Compose your shot; stand up straight with your feet shoulder-length
apart, and keep your elbows pointed down.
Holding the camera
Hold the camera with your right hand and place you right index finger
on the shutter button. Place your left hand under the lens for support.
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Crouching photography
Compose your shot, crouch with one knee touching the ground, and
keep a straight posture.
Aperture
The aperture, a hole that controls the amount of light that enters the
camera, is one of the three factors that determine the exposure. The
aperture housing contains thin, metal plates that open and close to let
light through the aperture and into the camera. The size of the aperture
is closely related to the brightness of a photo: the larger the aperture,
the brighter the photo; the smaller the aperture, the darker the photo.
Aperture sizes
Minimum aperture
Darker photo
(aperture opened slightly)
Medium aperture
Maximum aperture
Brighter photo
(aperture opened wide)
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The size of the aperture is represented by a value known as an
“F-number.” The f-number represents the focal length divided by the
diameter of the lens. For example, if a lens with a 50 mm focal length
has an f-number of F2, the diameter of the aperture is 25 mm. (50
mm/25 mm=F2) The smaller the f-number, the greater the size of the
aperture.
Aperture value and the depth of field
You can blur or sharpen the background of a photo by controlling the
aperture. It is closely related to the depth of field (DOF), which can be
expressed as small or large.
The opening in the aperture is described as the Exposure Value (EV).
Increasing the Exposure Value (+1 EV) means the amount of light
doubles. Decreasing the Exposure Value (-1 EV) means the amount of
light halves. You can also use the exposure compensation feature to
fine-tune the amount of light by subdividing exposure values into 1/2,
1/3 EV, and so on.
+1 EV
F1.4
-1 EV
F2
A photo with a large DOF
F2.8
F4
F5.6
F8
A photo with a small DOF
The aperture housing contains several blades. These blades move together
and control the amount of light passing through the center of the aperture.
The number of blades also affects the shape of light when shooting night
scenes. If an aperture has an even number of blades, light divides into an
equal number of sections. If the number of blades is odd, the number of
sections is double the number of blades.
Exposure Value Steps
For example, an aperture with 8 blades divides light into 8 sections and an
aperture with 7 blades into 14 sections.
7 blades
8 blades
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Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close
the shutter, and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as
it controls the amount of light which passes through the aperture before
it reaches the image sensor.
Usually, the shutter speed is manually adjustable. The measurement
of the shutter speed is known as the “Exposure Value” (EV), which is
marked in intervals of 1 s, 1/2 s, 1/4 s, 1/8 s, 1/15 s, 1/1000 s, 1/2000
s, and so on.
The numbers indicated on the camera are the denominators of
exposure values, which means that the higher the number, the less light
will be let in. Likewise, the smaller the EV number, the more light will be
let in.
As the photos below illustrate, a slow shutter speed allows more time
to let light in, so the photo becomes brighter. On the other hand, a fast
shutter speed allows less time to let light in and the photo becomes
darker and more easily freezes subjects in motion.
+1 EV
Exposure
-1 EV
0.8 s
1s
1/2 s
1/4 s
1/8 s
1/15 s
0.004 s
1/30 s
Shutter Speed
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ISO sensitivity
The exposure of an image is determined by the sensitivity of the
camera. This sensitivity is based on international film standards, known
as ISO standards. On digital cameras, this sensitivity rating is used
to represent the sensitivity of the digital mechanism that captures the
image.
Because a low ISO sensitivity means the camera will be less sensitive
to light, you need more light to have an optimal exposure. When using
a low ISO sensitivity, open the aperture more or reduce the shutter
speed to allow more light to enter the camera. For example, on a sunny
day when light is abundant, a low ISO sensitivity does not require a low
shutter speed. However, in a dark place or at night, a low ISO sensitivity
and a fast shutter speed will result in a blurry photo.
ISO sensitivity doubles as the number doubles. For example, an ISO
200 setting is capable of capturing images at twice the speed of an ISO
100 setting. However, higher ISO settings can result in “noise”—small
specks, spots, and other phenomena in a photo that give the shot
a noisy or dirty appearance. As a general rule, it is best to use a low
ISO setting to prevent noise in your photos, unless you are shooting in
darkened environments or at night.
A photo taken with a tripod and high
sensitivity
A blurred photo with a low ISO sensitivity
Changes in the quality and brightness according to ISO sensitivity
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How the aperture setting, shutter speed,
and ISO sensitivity control exposure
The aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity are closely
interconnected in photography. The aperture setting controls the
opening that regulates the light that enters the camera, while the shutter
speed determines the length of time that light is allowed to enter.
ISO sensitivity determines the speed at which the film reacts to light.
Together, these three aspects are described as the triangle of exposure.
Settings
Aperture
Wide aperture
= more light
Narrow aperture
= less light
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
Wide = small depth of field
Narrow = large depth of field
Results
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
Results
Fast speed
= less light
Slow speed
= more light
Fast = still
Slow = blurry
High sensitivity
= more sensitive to light
Low sensitivity
= less sensitive to light
High = more grainy
Low = less grainy
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Correlation between focal length, angle,
and perspective
Long focal length
telephoto lens
Focal length, which is measured in millimeters, is the distance between
the middle of the lens to its focal point. It affects the angle and
perspective of captured images. A short focal length translates into a
wide angle, which allows you to capture a wide shot. A long focal length
translates into a narrow angle, which allows you to capture telephoto
shots.
telephoto shot
narrow angle
Short focal length
Look at these photos below and compare the changes.
wide-angle lens
wide shot
wide angle
20 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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What controls out-of-focus effects?
Depth of field
Portraits or still-life photos mostly acclaimed by people are the ones on
which the background is out of focus so the subject looks pronounced.
Depending on the focused areas, a photo can be blurred or sharpened.
This is called ‘a low DOF’ or ‘a high DOF’.
The depth of field is the focused area around the subject. Therefore,
a small DOF signifies that the focused area is narrow and a large DOF
means the focused area is wide.
DOF depends on aperture value
The wider the aperture is (namely the lower the aperture value), the
lower the DOF becomes. Under the condition where the other values
including shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are equal, a low aperture
value leads to a photo with a low DOF.
A photo with a small DOF, which stresses the subject and makes the
rest of it blurred, can be obtained by using a telescope lens or selecting
a low aperture value. Conversely, a photo with a large DOF which
shows all the elements on the photo sharply focused can be achieved
by using a wide angle lens or selecting a high aperture value.
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 telescope lens with a short focal length
is better to take a photo of a low DOF.
DOF depends on the distance between the subject and
the camera
The shorter the distance between the subject and the camera is, the
lower the DOF gets. Therefore, taking a photo close to a subject can
result in a photo of low DOF.
A photo taken with a 100 mm telescope lens
A photo taken with a 18 mm telescope
lens
A photo taken with a 100 mm telescope
lens
A photo taken close to the subject
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DOF preview
You can use the Depth preview button to get an idea of what your shot
will look like before shooting. When you press the button, the camera
adjusts the aperture to the predefined settings and shows the results on
the screen.
Composition
It is fun to take 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
Depth preview
button
To use the rule of thirds, divide the image into a 3x3 pattern of equal
rectangles.
To compose photos that best emphasize the subject, make sure the
subject is located at one of the corners of the center rectangle.
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Using the rule of thirds will create photos with stable and compelling
compositions. Below are a few examples.
Photos with two subjects
If your subject is in one corner of the photo, it creates an unbalanced
composition. You can stabilize the photo by capturing a second subject
in the opposite corner to balance the weight of the photo.
Subject 2
Subject 1
Unstable
Subject 2
Subject 1
Stable
When taking landscape photos, centering the horizon will create an
unbalanced effect. Give more weight to the photo by moving the
horizon up or down.
Subject 1
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 2
Unstable
Stable
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Flash guide number
Flash
Light is one of the most important components in photography. It’s
not easy, however, to have an enough amount of light anytime and
anywhere. Making use of a flash allows you to optimize light settings
and create a variety of effects.
Flash, also known as strobe or speed light, helps to create adequate
exposure in low-light conditions. It is also useful in light-abundant
situations. For example, flash can be used in compensating the
exposure of a subject’s shadow or capturing clearly both the subject
and the background in backlit conditions.
The model number of a flash refers to the flash’s power, and the
maximum amount of light created is represented by a value known
as a “guide number.” The bigger the guide number, the more light is
emitted from the flash. The guide number is achieved by multiplying the
distance from the flash to the subject and the aperture value when the
ISO sensitivity is set to 100.
Guide number = Flash to Subject Distance X Aperture value
Aperture value = Guide number / Flash to Subject Distance
Flash to Subject Distance = Guide number / Aperture value
Therefore, if you know the guide number of a flash, you can estimate an
optimum flash to subject distance when setting the flash manually. For
example, if a flash has a guide number of GN 20 and is 4 meters away
from the subject, the optimal aperture value is F 5.0.
Before correction
After correction
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Bounce Photography
Bounce photography refers to the method of photography which
redirects the light from the subject to the ceiling or walls so that the light
spreads evenly. Normally, photos taken with flash may appear unnatural
and cast shadows. Subjects in photos taken with bounce photography
cast no shadows and look smooth due to evenly spread light.
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Chapter 1
My Camera
Learn about your camera’s layout, display icons, basic functions, supplied lens,
and optional accessories.
My Camera
Get started
Unpack
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
(including the body cap, accessory
shoe cover, and smart shoe cover)
USB cable
Rechargeable battery
Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
User manual Basic Operation
Strap
Battery cradle/AC power cable
The illustrations may differ from your actual items. For information about accessories, refer to page 131.
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My Camera
Camera layout
1 2 3 4
No.
5
6
7
8
Name
Speaker
6
Microphone
2
Shutter button
7
Accessory shoe
Jog dial
• In Shooting mode: change the
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Eyelet for camera strap
9
Image sensor
10
Lens removal button
11
Lens mount
12
Lens mount index
3
10
11
No.
1
9
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Name
setting values of menus, adjust
shutter speed in some shooting
modes, and change the size of a
focus area.
• In Playback mode: enlarge or
reduce a photo.
4
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
5
Mode dial
• t: Smart Auto mode (p. 39)
• P: Program mode (p. 40)
• A: Aperture Priority mode (p. 41)
• S: Shutter Priority mode (p. 41)
• M: Manual mode (p. 42)
• i: Lens Priority mode (p. 42)
• s: Scene mode (p. 45)
• V: Movie mode (p. 47)
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Camera layout
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10 9
3
4
7
1
2
Name
Power switch
E button (p. 92)
• In Shooting mode: Lock the
adjusted exposure value or focus.
• In Playback mode: Protect the
displayed file.
No.
Name
Status lamp
• Blinking: When saving a photo,
Green/Delete button
• In Shooting mode: Reset the value
shooting a video, sending data to a
computer or printer.
• Steady: When there is no data
transfer or when data transfer to a
computer or printer is complete.
of Picture Wizard, White Balance,
Color Temperature, Display Color,
Timer, Flash EV, Selection AF (a
repositioned focus area is moved
back to the center), or exposure
compensation, or exposure value for
each mode.
• In Playback mode: Delete a file or
files.
6
f button
Access major functions and fine-tune
some settings.
Navigation button
• In Shooting mode
- F : Select an AF Mode
- I : Select an ISO value
- C : Select a Drive mode
- w : Select a White Balance
• In other situations
5
No.
Name
Move up, down, left, right,
respectively. (You can also rotate the
navigation wheel.)
When rotating:
• Scroll to an option or menu.
• Adjust aperture value in Shooting
o button
• In Shooting mode
7
8
9
mode.
• Scroll through files in Playback mode.
• Adjust the frame location when
selecting a focus manually.
Change the size and position of the
AF area.
• In other situations
Confirm the highlighted option or
menu.
Playback button
Enter Playback mode.
m button
Access options or menus.
EV button
10
Press and hold [W], and then rotate
the jog dial to adjust the exposure
value. (p. 75)
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Camera layout
No.
1
1
10
9
8
7
6
5
2
4
3
Name
Smart shoe
No.
Connect an optional electronic
viewfinder.
8
2
Battery chamber cover
9
3
Tripod mount
4
Display
5
HDMI port
6
Power adapter port
7
Insert a memory card and battery.
10
Name
USB and A/V port
Connect the camera to other devices
via a USB A/V cable.
Depth preview button (p. 19)
D button
• In Shooting mode: View camera
settings and change options.
• In Playback mode: View photo
information.
Shutter release port
Use a shutter release cable with a
tripod to minimize camera movement.
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Display icons
In Shooting mode
2. Shooting options (right)
Capture photos
1
Icon
2
Description
Histogram (p. 91)
AF mode (p. 58)
Shooting mode
White balance (p. 53)
Focus
White balance micro adjustment
Flash indicator**
Metering (p. 71)
Icon
Photo quality
Flash option*
Flash intensity*
Aperture value
Exposure value
Auto exposure lock (p. 92)
Face retouch
AFL
Auto focus lock (p. 92)
No external memory card
3. Shooting information
Icon
Description
GPS activated*
10:00AM
Time
2010/07/01
Date
London
Location information*
Color space
Focus aid bar (p. 64)
Smart range (p. 73)
Auto focus frame
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 74)
Spot metering area
* These icons appear when you attach an optional flash.
F3.5
AEL
Focus area option
Face detection
Shutter speed
Face tone
Description
Photo size
40
Picture wizard (p. 56)
1. Shooting options (left)
Description
Drive mode
ISO sensitivity (p. 52)
3
Icon
Camera shake
Number of available shots
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red) : Empty (recharge the
battery)
* These icons appear when you attach an optional GPS
module.
** This icon appears when you attach an optional flash.
The icons displayed will change according to
the mode you select or the options you set.
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Display icons
Record videos
1. Shooting options (left)
1
Icon
Description
Video size
Video quality
3. Shooting information
Icon
10:00AM
Time
2010/07/01
Date
Fader (p. 77)
2
Recording voice on (p. 78)
Histogram (p. 91)
V
Cut wind sound (p. 78)
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 74)
Description
Shooting mode
Focus
F3.5
3
Aperture value
Exposure value
2. Shooting options (right)
Icon
Description
AEL
Auto exposure lock (p. 92)
AFL
Auto focus lock (p. 92)
Drive mode
No external memory card
AF mode (p. 58)
Available recording time
White balance (p. 53)
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red) : Empty (recharge the
battery)
Metering (p. 71)
Picture wizard (p. 56)
The icons displayed will change according to
the mode you select or the options you set.
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Display icons
In Playback mode
View photos
1
Play videos
R
Mode
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EVC
Picture Wizard
Photo Size
Date
G
2
B
Information
Y
Movie Size
Date
3
4
Icon
Description
Location information
Volume
No.
1
2
RAW file
Print information added to file (p. 103)
London
Folder number - File number
Location information
1/40
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
200
ISO value
RGB histogram (p. 91)
3
4
Shutter speed, Aperture value, ISO
value, Current file/the total number of
files
Protected file
Icon
Description
Volume
Captured photo
Shooting mode, Metering, Flash,
White balance, Picture wizard,
RAW file, Focus range, Exposure value,
Photo size, Date
Sound Picture file (p. 45)
100-0001
Description
Stop
Pause
100-0002
Folder number - File number
Current playback time
Total playback time
Current file/the total number of files
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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 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED lens (example)
7
No.
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Zoom ring
4
Lens
5
Focus ring (p. 64)
6
iFn button (p. 43)
7
Lens contacts
Zoom lock switch
1
2
3
4
6
5
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Lenses
Lock or unlock the lens
To unlock the lens, rotate the zoom ring counter-clockwise until you hear
the click.
To lock the lens, pull and hold the zoom lock switch away from the
camera body and rotate the zoom ring clockwise.
You cannot take a shot when the lens is locked.
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Lenses
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens (example)
SAMSUNG 20 mm F2.8 lens (example)
8
1
5
1
2
2
3
3
4
5
4
6
No.
7
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Focus ring (p. 64)
4
No.
Description
1
2
3
iFn button (p. 43)
Lens hood mount index
5
4
Lens
Lens
6
5
Lens contacts
OIS switch (p. 74)
7
AF/MF switch (p. 58)
8
Lens contacts
Zoom ring
Lens mount index
Focus ring (p. 64)
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Lenses
Lens markings
No.
Find out what the numbers on the lens signify.
1
SAMSUNG 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED OIS lens (example)
Description
Aperture value
A range of supported aperture values. For example, F 1:4-5.6
means the maximum aperture value range from 4 to 5.6.
Focal length
2
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in
millimeters). This figure is expressed in a range: minimum focal
length to maximum focal length of the lens.
Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and the
subject is magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles of
view.
ED
3
1
2
3 4 5
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. 74)
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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Optional accessories
You can purchase additional accessories including flash, GPS module,
and an electronic viewfinder that can help you take better and more
convenient shots.
No.
For more information, refer to the manual for each accessory.
The illustrations below may differ from the actual items.
Description
1
READY lamp/Test button
2
[MODE] button
3
Power button
4
Accessory shoe fastening dial
5
Accessory shoe connection
6
Battery cover
7
Bulb
Flash layout
1
2
3
Connect the flash
1
Remove the accessory shoe cover from the camera.
4
5
6
7
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2
Optional accessories
Connect the flash by sliding it into the accessory shoe.
4
Press the power button on the flash.
GPS module layout
1
2
3
4
3
5
Lock the flash into place by turning the accessory shoe
fastening dial clockwise towards LOCK.
No.
Description
1
Status lamp
2
Power button
3
Accessory shoe fastening dial
4
Accessory shoe connection
5
Battery cover
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Optional accessories
Attach the GPS module
1
Remove the accessory shoe cover from the camera.
2
Mount the GPS module by sliding in into the accessory
shoe.
3
Lock the GPS module into place by turning the accessory
shoe fastening dial clockwise towards LOCK.
4
Press the power button of the GPS module.
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Optional accessories
Attach the electronic viewfinder
1
Remove the accessory shoe cover and the smart shoe
cover on the camera.
3
Press [Power] (1) on the viewfinder and rotate the [Diopter
adjustment dial] (2) to adjust the diopter to fit your eyesight.
2
1
2
Mount the electronic viewfinder on the accessory shoe (1)
and smart shoe (2) of the camera.
• Take caution not to damage the connector (3).
1
2
3
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Shooting modes
Two simple shooting modes—Smart Auto and Scene mode—help you
take photos with numerous automatic settings. Additional modes allow
for greater customization of settings.
Icon
t
t Smart Auto mode
In Smart Auto mode, the camera recognizes surrounding conditions
and automatically adjusts factors that contribute to exposure, including
shutter speed, aperture value, metering, white balance, and exposure
compensation. As the camera controls most of the functions, some
shooting functions are limited. This mode is useful for capturing quick
snapshots with the least amount of adjustment.
Description
Smart Auto mode (p. 39)
P
Program mode (p. 40)
A
Aperture Priority mode (p. 41)
S
Shutter Priority mode (p. 41)
M
Manual mode (p. 42)
i
Lens Priority mode (p. 42)
s
Scene mode (p. 45)
V
Movie mode (p. 47)
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
P Program mode
The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture value so
that an optimal exposure value can be achieved.
This mode is useful when you want to take shots of constant exposure
while being able to adjust other settings.
Program Shift
Program Shift function lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture
value while the camera maintains the same exposure. When you rotate
the jog dial to the left, the shutter speed decreases and the aperture
value increases. When you rotate the jog dial to the right, the shutter
speed increases and the aperture value decreases.
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Shooting modes
A Aperture Priority mode
S Shutter Priority mode
In Aperture Priority mode, the camera automatically calculates shutter
speed according to the aperture value you choose. You can adjust the
depth of field (DOF) by changing the aperture value. This mode is useful
for taking portraits and landscape shots.
In Shutter Priority mode, the camera automatically adjusts the aperture
value according to the shutter speed you choose. This mode is useful
for capturing photos of fast-moving subjects or for creating tracer
effects in a photo.
For example, set the shutter speed to over 1/500 s to freeze the
subject. To make the subject appear blurred set the shutter speed to
below 1/30 s.
Large Depth of Field
Small Depth of Field
In low-light settings, you may need to increase the ISO sensitivity to prevent
blurred photos.
Slow shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
In order to compensate for the reduced amount of light allowed by fast
shutter speeds, open the aperture and let in more light. If your photos are still
too dark, increase the ISO value.
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
M Manual mode
i Lens Priority mode
Manual mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture value
manually. In this mode, you can fully control the exposure of your
photos.
This mode is useful in controlled shooting environments, such as a
studio, or when it is necessary to fine-tune camera settings. The Manual
mode is also recommended for shooting night scenes or fireworks.
Framing Mode
When you adjust the aperture value or shutter speed, the exposure
changes according to the settings, so the display may darken. With this
function on, the brightness of the display is constant regardless of the
settings, so you can better frame your shot.
To use Framing
Mode,
Use i-Scene mode
You can select an appropriate scene (i-Scene) to the lens you attached.
Available scenes may differ depending on the lens you are using.
1
Attach an iFn lens.
2
Rotate the mode dial to i.
3
Press [iFn].
• You can use this function by pressing [f].
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► Framing Mode
► Off or On.
Use a bulb
Use a bulb to shoot night scenes or the night sky. While you are
pressing the shutter button, the shutter is left open so you can create
moving light effects.
To use a bulb,
Completely scroll the jog dial to the left to Bulb. ► Press and
hold [Shutter] for the desired time.
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4
Shooting modes
Use i-Function in PASM modes
Adjust the focus ring to select a scene.
• You can also rotate the navigation button to select a scene.
When you use the iFn button on an iFn lens, you can manually select
and adjust shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, ISO sensitivity,
and white balance on the lens.
1
Press [iFn] on the lens to select a setting.
• You can also scroll the jog dial to select a setting.
Scene
5
Half-press [Shutter] or press [o] to save.
6
Fully press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Available scene modes (for 20-50 lens) : Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children,
Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night
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2
Shooting modes
Adjust the focus ring to select an option.
• You can also rotate the navigation button to select an option.
Available options
Shooting mode
P
A
S
M
Shutter speed
-
-
O
O
Aperture value
-
O
-
O
Exposure value
O
O
O
-
White balance
O
O
O
O
ISO
O
O
O
O
To select items to appear when you press [iFn] on the lens in Shooting mode,
press [m] ► 5 ► Lens i-Function ► an option ► Off or On.
3
Half-press [Shutter] or press [o] to save.
4
Fully press [Shutter] to take a photo.
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Shooting modes
s Scene mode
In Scene mode, the camera selects the best settings for each type of
scene.
You can select a desired scene by pressing [f] in Shooting mode.
Option
Option
Description
Children: Make children appear more
noticeable by capturing their clothes
and the background vividly
Description
Sound picture: Add voice memos
before and after taking photos.
Sports: Capture fast moving
subjects.
Beauty Shot: Hide facial
imperfections
Backlight: Capture backlit subjects
Portrait: Automatically detect and
focus on human faces so that you
can achieve clear, soft portraits
Close Up: Capture detailed parts of
a subject or small subjects, such as
flowers or insects
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Option
Shooting modes
Description
Text: Clearly capture text from printed
or electronic documents
Landscape: Capture still-life scenes
and landscapes
Option
Description
Night: Capture scenes at night or in
low lighting
Fireworks: Capture colorful fireworks
at night
Sunset: Capture scenes at sunset,
with natural-looking reds and yellows
Dawn: Capture scenes at sunrise
Beach & Snow: Reduce
underexposed photos due to sunlight
reflected from sand or snow
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Shooting modes
v Movie mode
• H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is the latest video coding format established
In Movie mode, you can shoot videos in High Definition (1280x720) and
capture sound via the camera’s microphone.
•
In order to adjust the exposure level, you can select Program in
the Movie AE Mode options menu so that the aperture value can
be automatically set or select Aperture Priority to manually set the
aperture value. While shooting a video, press [Depth Preview] once to
activate the AF function.
Select Fader in the Movie AE Mode options menu to fade in or out
a scene. You can also select Wind Cut to prevent some surrounding
noise from being recorded and select Voice to mute or un-mute voice.
The camera lets you capture video files up to 25 minutes in length and
saves the files in MP4(H.264) format.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
in 2003 collaboratively by ISO-IEC and ITU-T. Since this format uses a
high compression rate, more data can be saved in less memory space.
If you have the image stabilizer option on when shooting a movie, the
camera may record the image stabilizer sound.
The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while recording a
video.
If you remove the camera lens while recording a movie, the recording will
be interrupted. Do not change the lens while recording.
If you change the shooting angle of the camera suddenly while shooting
a movie, the camera may not be able to record images accurately. Use a
tripod to minimize camera shake.
In Movie mode, the camera supports only the Multi AF function. You
cannot use any other focus area setting functions, such as Face
Detection AF.
When the size of a movie file exceeds 4GB, the camera automatically
stops recording. If this occurs, continue shooting by starting a new movie
file.
If you use a slow writing memory card, the recording of your movie can be
interrupted because the card cannot process data at the rate the video is
being shot. If this occurs, replace the card with a faster memory card or
reduce the image size (for example, from 1280x720 to 640x480).
When formatting a memory card, always format using the camera. If
you format on another camera or a PC, you can lose files on the card or
cause a change in the capacity of the card.
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Shooting modes
Available functions by shooting mode
For details about shooting functions, see Chapter 2.
Function
Available in
Size (p. 50)
P/A/S/M/i/s/
v*/t
Quality (p. 51)
P/A/S/M/i/s*/v
ISO (p. 52)
P/A/S/M
White Balance (p. 53)
P/A/S/M/v
Picture Wizard (p. 56)
P/A/S/M/v
Color Space (p. 57)
P/A/S/M/i/s/t
AF Mode (p. 58)
P/A/S/M/i/s/v*
AF Area (p. 60)
P/A/S/M/i/s*
AF Priority (p. 63)
P/A/S/M
MF Assist (p. 64)
P/A/S/M/i/s/v/t
Drive (Continuous/Burst/Timer/BKT)
(p. 65)
P/A/S/M/i*/s*/
v*/t*
Flash (p. 69)
P/A/S/M/i/s*/t
Smart Range (p. 73)
P/A/S/M
Metering (p. 71)
P/A/S/M/v
OIS (p. 74)
P/A/S/M/v
AF Lamp (p. 90)
P/A/S/M/i/s/v/t
Exposure compensation (p. 75)
P/A/S/i/s/v
Function
Available in
Exposure/focus lock (p. 76)
P/A/S/v
Noise Reduction (p. 90)
P/A/S/M
* Some functions are limited in these modes.
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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
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include more
pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on a larger
screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size will also increase.
Select a low resolution for photos that will be displayed in a digital
picture frame or uploaded to the web.
To set the size,
Icon
Size
Recommended for
12M 4592X2584 (16:9)
Printing on A1 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
8M 3872X2176 (16:9)
Printing on A3 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
5M 3008X1688 (16:9)
Printing on A4 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
2M 1920X1080 (16:9)
Printing on A5 paper or viewing on an
HDTV.
9M 3056X3056 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A2 paper.
6.7M 2592X2592 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A3 paper.
4M 2000X2000 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A4 paper.
1.6M 1280X1280 (1:1)
Printing a square photo on A5 paper.
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Photo Size or Movie Size
► an option.
Video size options
Icon
Photo size options
Icon
Size
Recommended for
1280 (16:9)
Viewing on an HDTV.
Size
Recommended for
640 (4:3)
Viewing on a TV.
14M 4592X3056 (3:2)
Printing on A1 paper.
320 (4:3)
Uploading on the web.
10M 3872X2592 (3:2)
Printing on A2 paper.
6M 3008X2000 (3:2)
Printing on A3 paper.
2M 1920X1280 (3:2)
Printing on A5 paper.
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Shooting Functions
Quality
The camera saves photos in either the JPEG or RAW format.
Option
Option
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Quality ► an option.
Format
Description
JPEG
Super Fine:
• Compressed for the best quality.
• Recommended for printing in large size.
JPEG
• Compressed for normal quality.
• Recommended for printing in small size or
uploading to the web.
RAW files have the file extension “SRW”. To adjust and calibrate
exposures, white balances, tones, contrasts, and colors of the RAW
files, or to convert them into JPEG or TIFF format, use the Samsung
RAW Converter program found on the supplied CD-ROM. Ensure you
have enough available memory to save photos in the RAW format.
Photo quality options
Description
Normal:
Photos captured by a camera are often transformed to the JPEG format
and stored in the memory according to the settings of the camera at the
time of shooting. RAW files are not transformed to the JPEG format and
are stored in the memory without any changes.
To set the quality,
Format
RAW
RAW:
• Save a photo without data loss.
• Recommended for editing after shooting.
RAW+JPEG
RAW + S.Fine: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(S.Fine quality) and RAW format .
RAW+JPEG
RAW + Fine: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(Fine quality) and RAW format.
RAW+JPEG
RAW + Normal: Save a photo in both the JPEG
(Normal quality) and RAW format.
Video quality options
Option
Extension
Description
MP4(H.264)
Normal: Record videos in normal quality.
MP4(H.264)
HQ: Record videos in high quality.
Fine:
JPEG
• Compressed for better quality.
• Recommended for printing in normal size.
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Shooting Functions
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 take
photos in dim or dark places at faster shutter speeds. However, this
may increase electronic noise and result in a grainy photo.
To set ISO
sensitivity,
In Shooting mode, press [I] ► an option.
ISO 100
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 3200
Expand ISO value
You can select higher ISO values up to ISO 6400.
To expand ISO
value,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 1 ► ISO Expansion
► On.
• Increase the ISO value in places where flash use is prohibited. You can take
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 over 3200. (p. 90)
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Shooting Functions
White Balance (light source)
The color of a photo depends on the type and quality of the light source.
If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select an appropriate
lighting condition to calibrate the white balance, such as Auto WB,
Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten, or adjust color temperature manually.
You can also adjust color for the preset light sources so that the colors
of the photo match the actual scene under mixed lighting conditions.
To set the white
balance,
In Shooting mode, press [w] ► an option.
Option
Description
Fluorescent NW*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light of very
white hues with a temperature of about 5000K.
Fluorescent Daylight*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light of slightly
bluish hue with a temperature of about 6500K.
Tungsten*: Select when taking indoor photos under
incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps. Incandescent tungsten
bulbs tend to have a reddish hue. This option offsets that effect.
Flash WB*: Select when using an optional flash.
White balance options
Option
Description
Auto WB*: Use automatic settings depending on the lighting
conditions.
Custom Set:
Use your pre-defined settings.
You can manually set the white balance by shooting a white
sheet of paper. Fill the spot metering circle with the paper and
set the white balance.
* These options can be customized.
Daylight*: Select when taking outdoor photos on a sunny day.
This option results in photos closest to the natural colors of the
scene.
Cloudy*: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy day
or in shadows. Photos taken on cloudy days tend to be more
bluish than on sunny days. This option offsets that effect.
Fluorescent White*: Select when shooting under a daylight
fluorescent lamp. Especially for white fluorescent light with a
color temperature of about 4200K.
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Option
White Balance (light source)
Customize preset options
Description
Color Temp.:
Manually adjust the color temperature of the light source.
Color temperature is a measurement in degrees Kelvin
that indicates the specific type of light source. As the color
temperature increases, the color distribution becomes cooler.
Alternatively, as the color temperature decreases, the color
distribution becomes warmer.
You can also customize preset white balance options. In Shooting
mode, press [m] ► 1 or 6 ► White Balance ► an option, and
then press [f].
WB Adjust
Clear sky
Fluorescent_H
Cloudy
Daylight
Fuorescent_L
Back
Reset
Halogen lamp
Tungsten
Candle light
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White Balance (light source)
Examples
Auto WB
Daylight
Fluorescent Daylight
Tungsten
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Picture Wizard (photo styles)
Picture Wizard lets you apply different photo styles to your photo to
create various looks and emotional moods. You can also create and
save your own photo styles by adjusting color, saturation, sharpness,
and contrast for each style.
Examples
There is no rule for which style is suitable in which conditions.
Experiment with different styles and find your own settings.
To set a photo
style,
Standard
Vivid
Portrait
Landscape
Forest
Retro
Cool
Calm
Classic
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Picture Wizard ►
an option.
You can also adjust the value of the preset style settings. Select a Picture
Wizard option, press [F] and adjust color, saturation, sharpness, or
contrast.
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Color Space
Digital imaging devices such as digital cameras, monitors, and printers
have their own methods for representing colors, which are called color
spaces.
Adobe RGB
Your camera lets you select two color spaces: sRGB or Adobe RGB.
sRGB is widely used for creating colors on PC monitors and is also the
standard color space for Exif. sRGB is recommended for regular images
and images you intend to publish on the Internet.
sRGB
Adobe RGB is used for commercial printing and has a larger color range
than sRGB. Its wider range of colors helps you to easily edit photos on a
computer. Note that individual programs are generally compatible with a
limited number of color spaces. If you open an image in a program that
is not compatible with the image’s color space, the colors will appear
lighter.
To set the color
space,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 1 ► Color Space ►
an option.
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AF Mode
Learn how to adjust the camera’s focus according to the subjects.
Single AF
You can select a focusing mode appropriate to the subject among
Single Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, and Manual Focus. The AF
function is activated when you press [Shutter] halfway. In the MF mode,
you have to rotate the focus ring on the lens to focus manually.
Single AF is appropriate for shooting a still subject. When you press
[Shutter] halfway, the focus fixes in the focus area. The area turns green
when the focus is achieved.
In most cases, you can have a focus by selecting Single AF. Fast
moving subjects or subjects of a color similar to the background
are difficult to focus. Select an appropriate focusing mode for such
instances.
If your lens has an AF/MF switch, set the switch to MF to adjust the
focus manually. When your lens has no AF/MF switch, press [F] to
select a desired AF mode.
To set the auto
focus mode,
In Shooting mode, press [F] ► an option.
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Shooting Functions >
AF Mode
Continuous AF
Manual Focus
While you are pressing [Shutter] halfway, the camera continues to
automatic focusing. Once the focus area is fixed on the subject,
the subject is always in focus even when moving. This mode is
recommended for shooting a person on a bicycle, a running dog, or a
car racing scene.
You can manually focus on a subject by rotating the focus ring on the
lens. The MF Assist function lets you easily achieve a focus. While
you are rotating the focus ring, the focus area is magnified or the
focus aid bar appears to help you achieve a clear focus. This mode is
recommended for shooting an object similar in color to the background,
a night scene, or fireworks.
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AF Area
The AF area function changes the positions of the focus area.
Selection AF
Generally, cameras focus on the nearest subject. When there are a lot
of subjects, however, unwanted subjects can be in focus. In order to
prevent unwanted subjects from being in focus, change the focus area
so that a desired subject is in focus. You can get a clearer and sharper
photo by selecting an appropriate focus area.
You can set the focus on an area you want. Apply an out-of-focus effect
to make the subject more distinguishable.
To set the auto
focus area,
The focus on the photo below was repositioned and resized so that it
fits the subject’s face.
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► AF Area ► an option.
AF Zoom
Move
To resize or move the focus area, in Shooting mode, press [o].
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AF Area
Multi AF
Face Detection AF
The camera displays a green rectangle in places where focus is set
correctly. The photo is divided into two or more areas, and the camera
obtains focus points of each area. It is recommended for scenery
photos.
The camera focuses on human faces preferentially. Faces of up to 10
people can be detected. This setting is recommended for shooting a
group of people.
When you press [Shutter], the camera displays the focus areas in green
as shown in the photo below.
When you press [Shutter] halfway, the camera focuses on faces as
shown in the photo below. In cases of shooting a group of people, the
camera displays the focus on the nearest person’s face in white and the
rest of the people’s faces in gray.
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Shooting Functions >
AF Area
Self-Portrait AF
It can be difficult to check whether your face is in focus when you are
taking a self-portrait. When this function is on, the focus distance is set
to close-up and the beep from the camera gets faster when in focus.
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AF Priority
The camera takes a shot only if the focus is set correctly when you
press [Shutter].
Turn on this function to always get a properly focused photo. Turn it off
to take a photo regardless of focus.
To set the focus
priority,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 2 ► AF Priority ►
an option.
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MF Assist
In the manual focus (MF) mode, you have to rotate the focus ring on
the lens to focus manually. When you set the MF Assist function, you
can achieve a clearer focus. This function is only available on a lens that
supports manual focus.
To set the manual
focus assist,
* Default
Option
Off
Description
Do not use the function.
The focus area is magnified when you rotate the focus ring.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 2 or 7 ► MF Assist
► an option.
Enlarge*
The focus aid bar rises as the focus improves, when you
rotate the focus ring.
FA
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Drive (shooting method)
You can set the shooting method such as Continuous, Burst, Timer
and so on.
Select Single to capture one photo at a time. Select Continuous or
Burst to shoot fast moving subjects. Select AE BKT, WB BKT or
P Wiz BKT to adjust exposure, white balance, or apply Picture Wizard
effects. You can also select Timer to take a photo of yourself.
To set the
shooting method,
Continuous
Continuously capture photos while you are pressing [Shutter]. You can
take up to 3 shots per second.
In Shooting mode, press [C] ► an option.
Single
Capture one photo whenever you press [Shutter]. Recommended for
general conditions.
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Shooting Functions >
Drive (shooting method)
Burst
Timer
Consecutively capture up to 10 shots per second (3 seconds), 15 shots
per second (2 seconds), or 30 shots per second (1 second) when you
press [Shutter] once. Recommended for shooting the rapid motion of
fast moving subjects such as racing cars.
Capture a photo with a delay of 2 to 30 seconds. The delay is
adjustable in increments of 1 second.
To set the number of shots, press [m] ► 2 ► Drive ►
Burst, and then press [f].
To set the delay, press [m] ► 2 ► Drive ► Timer, and
then press [f].
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Shooting Functions >
Drive (shooting method)
AE BKT
WB BKT
When you press [Shutter], the camera takes 3 consecutive shots:
the original, one a step darker, and one a step lighter. Use a tripod to
prevent blurry photos as the camera takes three shots continuously.
You can adjust the settings in BKT Set menu.
When you press [Shutter], the camera takes 3 consecutive shots:
the original and two more with different white balance settings. The
original photo is taken when you press [Shutter]. The other two are
automatically adjusted according to the white balance you have set.
You can adjust the settings in BKT Set menu.
Exposure +2
Exposure -2
Original
WB+2
WB-2
Original
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Shooting Functions >
Drive (shooting method)
P Wiz BKT
BKT Set
When you press [Shutter], the camera takes three consecutive shots,
each with a different Picture Wizard setting. The camera takes a shot
and applies the three Picture Wizard options you have set to the image
taken. You can select three different settings in BKT Set menu.
You can set up the options for AE BKT, WB BKT, P Wiz BKT.
To set a
bracketing option,
Option
Description
AE BKT Set
Set the order and the area of bracket.
• BKT Order: Set the order in which the camera
takes the original, lighter, and darker shot
(represented by 0, +, and -).
• BKT Area: Set the exposure range of the
3 AE BKT shots.
WB BKT Set
Adjust the white balance interval range of the
3 WB BKT shots.
For example, AB-/+3 adjusts the Amber value plus
or minus three steps. MG-/+3 adjusts the Magenta
value the same amount.
P Wiz BKT Set
Select 3 Picture Wizard settings the camera uses
to take the 3 P Wiz BKT shots.
Retro
Vivid
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► BKT Set ►
an option.
Standard
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Shooting Functions
Flash
In order to take a realistic photo of a subject, the amount of light should
be constant. When the light source varies, you can use an optional
flash and supply a constant amount of light. Select appropriate settings
according to a light source and a subject.
To set flash
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 2 ► Flash ►
an option.
Flash options
Option
Description
Option
Description
1st Curtain: The flash fires
immediately after the shutter
opens. The camera captures a
photo of a subject earlier in an
action sequence clearly.
2nd Curtain: The flash fires just
before the shutter closes. The
camera captures a photo of a
subject later in an action sequence
clearly.
Ball moving direction
Ball moving direction
Off: Do not use the flash.
Smart Flash: The camera automatically adjusts the brightness
of the flash according to the amount of light in the surrounding
environment.
Auto: The flash automatically fires in dark places.
Auto + Red: The flash automatically fires and prevents red-eyes.
Fill in: The flash fires whenever you take a photo.
• The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
• There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the
flash fires a second time.
• You can use the flash and adjust the amount of light only when you use the
NX exclusive external flash.
Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible flashes may
damage your camera.
Fill-in Red: The flash fires whenever you take a photo and
prevents red-eyes.
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Shooting Functions >
Flash
Correct the red-eye effect
Adjust the flash intensity
If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a red
glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Fill-in Red.
Adjust the flash intensity to avoid overexposure or underexposure. You
can adjust it by ± 2 levels. Press [f] to set the intensity.
To set the flash
intensity,
To set the flash intensity, In Shooting mode, press [m] ►
2 ► Flash ► an option ► [f].
Flash Exposure Value
Without red-eye correction
With red-eye correction
Back
Reset
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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 takes an
overexposed photo of it. If a subject looks lighter than its actual color,
the camera takes an underexposed photo of it.
The brightness and overall mood of the photo can also be affected by
how the camera measures the amount of light. Select an appropriate
setting for a shooting condition.
To set a metering
option,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Metering ► an option.
Spot
The Spot mode calculates the amount of light in the center. When you
take 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.
Link AE to AF Point
When this function is turned on, the camera automatically sets an
optimal exposure by calculating the brightness of the focus area. This
function is only available when you select either Spot metering or Multi
metering, and Selection AF.
To set this
function,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 3 ► Link AE to AF
Point ► an option.
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Metering
Center-weighted
Multi
The Center-weighted mode calculates a broader area than the Spot
mode does. It sums up the amount of light in the center portion of
the shot (60 ~ 80%) and that of the rest of the shot (20 ~ 40%). It
is recommended for situations where there is a slight difference in
brightness between a subject and a background or an area of the
subject is large compared to the overall composition of the photo.
The Multi mode calculates the amount of light in multiple areas. When
light is sufficient or insufficient, the camera adjusts the exposure by
averaging the overall brightness of the scene. This mode is suitable for
general photos.
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Smart Range
This function automatically corrects the loss of bright detail that can
occur due to shading differences in the photo.
Without Smart Range effect
To set Smart
Range options,
With Smart Range effect
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Smart Range ►
an option.
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OIS
Use the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) function to minimize camera
shake. OIS may not be available with some lenses.
OIS options
Option
Came shake tends to occur in dark places or when shooting indoors. In
such cases, the camera uses slower shutter speeds in order to increase
the amount of light taken in, which can result in a blurry photo. You can
prevent this situation by turning on the OIS switch.
Description
Mode 1: The OIS function is applied only when you press the
shutter in full or half.
Mode 2: The OIS function is always on.
This function is only available when your lens has an OIS switch and you
have turned the switch.
Without OIS correction
To set OIS
options,
With OIS correction
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► OIS ► an option.
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Exposure Compensation
The camera automatically sets the exposure by measuring the levels
of light from the photo’s composition and the position of a subject. If
the exposure set by the camera is higher or lower than you expected,
you can adjust the exposure value manually. The exposure value is
adjustable in ±3 increments. The camera displays the exposure warning
in red for each step beyond ±3 range.
To adjust the exposure value, hold down [W] and scroll left or right on
the jog dial.
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)
+2
-2
Original
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Exposure/Focus Lock
When you cannot achieve an appropriate exposure because of a strong
color contrast or you want to take a photo on which the subject is out of
the auto focus area, lock the focus or exposure and then take a photo.
After locking the exposure or focus, aim the lens where you desire, and
press [Shutter].
To lock the exposure or focus, adjust the photo’s composition on which
you want to focus or calculate the exposure, and then press [E].
You can change the function assigned to the button to focus lock, or both of
them. A function executed by half-pressing [Shutter] varies according to the
function assigned to [E]. (p. 92)
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Video functions
The functions available for video are explained below.
Movie AE Mode
Fader
You can fade in or fade out a scene using the fader function on the
camera without having to do it on a PC. Use the function appropriately
and add dramatic effects on your videos.
Set the aperture value for shooting a movie.
To set movie
aperture options,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Movie AE Mode ►
an option.
To set fader
options,
Option
Option
Description
Program: The aperture value is adjusted automatically.
Aperture Priority: Set the aperture value manually before
recording a video. Rotate the navigation button to adjust the
aperture value.
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Fader ► an option.
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.
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Video functions
Wind Cut
Voice
When you record videos in noisy environments, unintended sounds
can be recorded in videos. In particular, severe wind noise recorded
in videos distracts you from enjoying your videos. Use the Wind Cut
function to remove some surrounding noise in addition to wind noise.
Sometimes, a muted video is more appealing than the one with sound.
Turn the voice off to record a muted video.
To set Wind Cut
options,
To set voice
options,
In Shooting mode, press [f] ► Voice ► an option.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 8 ► Wind Cut
► an option.
Auto Focus
While recording a movie, press [Depth Preview] once to activate the AF
function and once again to cancel the function. This function may not
work depending on the lens you are using.
Depth preview
button
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Chapter 3
Playback/Editing
Learn about how to play back and edit photos and videos.
Refer to chapter 5 for editing files on a PC.
Playback/Editing
Search and manage files
Learn how to search photos and videos quickly through the thumbnail
view and to protect and delete files.
View photos
1
View image thumbnails
In order to search for photos and videos you want, convert to the
thumbnail view. The thumbnail view displays up to 20 images at a time
so that you can easily look through items you wish to find. You can
also classify and display files by their type, day recorded, and week
recorded.
Press [y].
• The most recent file you captured will be displayed.
2
Rotate the navigation button or press [C/w] to scroll
through files.
Mode
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EVC
Picture Wizard
Photo Size
Date
Filter
Scroll the jog dial left to display 9 or 20 thumbnails.
Scroll the jog dial right to return to the previous mode.
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Playback/Editing >
Search and manage files
View files by category in Smart Album
Delete files
1
In the thumbnail view, press [m].
Delete files in Playback mode and secure more space on your memory
card. Protected files are not deleted.
2
Select a category and press [o].
Option
Delete a single file
Description
Type
View files by the file type such as photo, video, or
photo with a voice memo.
Date
View files by the date they were saved.
Week
View files by the week they were saved.
Location
View file by the place they were saved. (Only the
photos captured with a GPS module have the
location information.)
You can select a single file and delete it.
1
In playback mode, select a file and press [
2
Select Yes.
].
Protect files
Protect your files from accidental deletion.
In Playback mode, select a file and press [
• To unprotect the file, press [
].
] again.
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Playback/Editing >
Search and manage files
Delete multiple files
Delete all files
You can select multiple files and delete them.
You can delete all files on the memory card at once.
1
1
In Playback mode, press [m].
2
Select
3
Select Yes.
In Playback mode, press [
] ► Multiple Delete.
• Alternatively, in Playback mode, press [m] ►
► Select.
2
► Delete
Rotate the navigation button or press [C/w], select files
you want to delete and press [o].
►
Delete ► All.
• Press [o] again to cancel your selection.
3
Press [
4
Select Yes.
].
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Playback/Editing
View photos
Enlarge a photo
Start a slide show
You can enlarge photos when viewing them in Playback mode. You can
also use the Trim function to extract the portion of the image displayed
on the screen and save it as a new file.
You can view photos in a slide show, apply various effects to the slide
show, and play background music.
Magnified area
Magnification (the maximum
magnification may differ by
resolution)
1
In Playback mode, press [m].
2
Select
3
Select a slide show effect option.
.
• Skip to step 4 to start a slide show with no effects.
Option
Description
Images
Set the photos you want to view as a slide show.
• All: View all photos in a slide show.
• Date: View photos captured on a specific date in
a slide show.
• Select: View selected photos in a slide show.
• Sound picture: View voice recorded photos in a
slide show.
Do this
Effect
• Select a transition effect.
• Select Off for no effects.
Move magnified area
Press [F, I, C, w].
Interval
Select the amount of time each photo is displayed.
Trim the enlarged image
Press [f]. (saved as a new file)
Music
Play background music.
Return to the original image
Press [o].
Full Image
Trim
In Playback mode, turn the jog dial right to enlarge a
photo.
Turn the jog dial left to reduce a photo.
To
4
You can scroll through files by rotating the navigation button, even when a
photo is enlarged.
Select Slide Show ► Play.
• Slide show begins right away.
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Playback/Editing >
View photos
Highlight
Auto Rotate
This function identifies the parts of a photo that are excessively bright.
When you view a photo with highlight on, the excessively bright areas of
the photo blink in blue.
With Auto Rotate on, the camera automatically rotates photos you have
taken vertically so they fit the screen horizontally.
To set auto rotate
options,
Original
To set highlight
options,
In Playback mode, press [m] ► x ► Auto Rotate ►
an option.
Highlighted
In Playback mode, press [m] ► x ► Highlight ►
an option.
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Play a video
You can play a video, capture an image from a video, or crop a video.
Movie Size
Date
Pause
Stop
Video viewing controls
To
Trim a video during playback
1
Press [o] at the point where you want the new video to
begin.
2
When paused, press [ ].
3
Press [o] at the point where you want the new video to
end.
4
When paused, press [ ].
5
Select Yes.
Do this
Rewind
Press [C].
Scan backward in 2X, 4X, and 8X increments
each time you press [C].
Pause/Play
Press [o].
Fast forward
Press [w].
Scan forward in 2X, 4X, and 8X increments each
time you press [w].
Volume control
Scroll the jog dial left or right.
Stop
Press [F].
The cut file is saved as a separate file under a new name.
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Playback/Editing >
Play a video
Capture an image during playback
1
Press [o] at the point where you want to save a still
image.
2
Press [I].
• The resolution of the captured image is the same as the video resolution.
• The captured file is saved as a separate file under a new name.
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Playback/Editing
Edit a photo
Perform photo editing tasks, such as resizing, rotating, eliminating redeye effects, and adjusting brightness, contrast, or saturation. Edited
photos are saved as new files under different file names.
To set Image Edit
options,
* Default
Option
Description
Photo Style Selector: Apply various photo styles to photos.
In Playback mode, press [m] ► z ► Image Edit ►
an option.
Off*
Soft
Vivid
Forest
Autumn
Misty
Gloomy
Classic
Options
* Default
Option
Description
Red-eye Fix: Remove red-eyes on a photo. (Off*, On)
Backlight: Correct the brightness of an underexposed photo.
(Off*, On)
Resize: Resize the size of a photo. (Off*, 10M, 6M, 2M)
Before correction
After correction
Available resolutions may differ depending on the size of the
selected photo.
Rotate: Rotate a photo.
(Off*, Right 90°, Left 90°, 180°, Horizontal, Vertical)
The new file may be smaller than the original.
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Edit a photo
* Default
Option
Description
Face Retouch: Hide facial imperfections.
(Off*, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)
Smart Filter: Apply various filter effects to photos and create
unique images.
Off*
Vignetting
Miniature
Fish-Eye
Sketch
Defog
Halftone Dots
Soft Focus
The new file may be smaller than the original.
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Chapter 4
Camera settings menu
Learn about the user settings and general settings menu.
You can adjust the settings to better suit your needs and preferences.
Camera settings menu
User settings
You can set the user environment with these settings.
To set user
options,
Noise Reduction
Use the Noise Reduction to reduce the visual noise in photos.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► u ► an option.
* Default
Option
High ISO NR
This function reduces noise that may occur when
you set a high ISO sensitivity of more than 3200.
(Off, On*)
Long Term NR
This function reduces noise when you set the
camera for a long exposure (over 1 second).
(Off, On*)
ISO Step
You can set the size of the exposure adjustment in fractions of steps.
1/3 step is more subtle than 1 step.
AF Lamp
Auto ISO Range
You can set the maximum ISO value under which each EV step is
chosen when you set the ISO Auto.
* Default
Option
Description
When shooting in dark places, turn the AF assist light on in order to
have a better auto focus. The Auto Focus functions more accurately in
dark places when the AF assist light is on.
Value
1 Step
ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800*, ISO 1600
1/3 Step
ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320,
ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 800*, ISO 1000,
ISO 1250, ISO 1600
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Camera settings menu >
User settings
* Default
User Display
No.
You can add or remove shooting information from the display.
1
Icons
Set the shooting options icons on the display on or off.
2
Grid Line
Set the grid on the display on or off. (Off*, 2 X 2, 3 X 3, +, X)
1
2
Description
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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Camera settings menu >
User settings
Key Mapping
You can change the function assigned to the AEL and Preview buttons.
* Default
Button
Function
AEL
You can set the AEL button’s function. The AEL and
AFL functions save the exposure value or focus area
respectively when a photo is taken.
You can choose among three settings for the [E]
button:
• AEL*, which executes the auto exposure lock function.
When AEL is on, half-pressing the shutter button
executes the auto focus lock function.
• AFL, which executes the auto focus lock function.
When AFL is on, half-pressing the shutter button
executes the auto exposure lock function.
• AEL + AFL, which executes the auto exposure and
focus lock functions together.
Preview
You can assign one of the following functions to the
Depth Preview button:
• One Touch WB (White Balance), which executes the
Custom White Balance function.
• Optical Preview*, which executes the Depth of Field
Preview function for the current aperture value. (p. 19)
• One Touch RAW+, which activates or deactivates the
RAW+JPEG feature.
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Camera settings menu
Setting 1
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 1.
Item
To set Setting 1
options,
Set the method of numbering files and folders.
• Series*: New file numbers continue the existing number
sequence, even if you have installed a new memory
card, formatted the card, or deleted all photos.
• Reset: After using the reset function, the next file name
is started at 0001.
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► [ ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Format the memory card. Formatting prepares a memory
card for use in the camera and deletes all existing files
including protected files. (No, Yes)
Format
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.
Description
• The first folder name is 100PHOTO, if you have
File Number
•
•
•
Reset
Reset the setup menu and shooting options to the factory
defaults. (Date, time, language, and video output settings
do not change.) (No, Yes)
Set the method of creating file names.
• Standard*: SAM_XXXX.JPG(sRGB)/
_SAMXXXX.JPG(Adobe RGB)
• Date:
- sRGB files - MMDDxxxx.JPG. For example, for a photo
File Name
•
•
Folder Type
Set the type of folder.
• Standard*: XXXPHOTO
• Date: XXX_MMDD
Language
Select the language the camera shows on the display.
taken on Jan. 01, the file name would be 0101xxxx.jpg.
- AdobeRGB files - MDDxxxx.JPG for the months Jan
through Sept. For the months Oct through Dec, the
month number is replaced by the letters A (Oct.), B
(Nov.) and C (Dec.).
For example, for a photo taken on Feb. 03, the file name
would be 203xxxx.jpg. For a photo taken on Oct. 05,
the file name would be A05xxxx.jpg.
selected the sRGB color space and Standard file
naming, the first file name is SAM_0001.
File name numbers are increased by 1 from SAM_0001
to SAM_9999.
Folder numbers are increased by 1 from 100PHOTO to
999PHOTO.
The maximum number of files that can be saved in one
folder is 9999.
File numbers are assigned according to DCF (Design
rule for Camera File system) specifications.
If you change a file name (for example, on a computer),
the camera will not be able to play the file.
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Camera settings menu
Setting 2
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 2.
Item
To set Setting 2
options,
Set power shut off time. The camera shuts off if you do
not use it for the time you set. (0.5 min, 1 min*, 3 min, 5
min, 10 min, 30 min)
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► ] ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Quickview
Set the Quick View time length – the amount of time the
camera displays a photo immediately after you take it.
(Off, 1 sec*, 3 sec, 5 sec, Hold)
Display
Adjust
Adjust the display brightness, auto brightness setting, or
display color.
• Display Brightness: You can adjust the display
brightness by rotating the navigation button or using
[F/I].
• Auto Brightness: Turn auto brightness on or off. (Off,
On*)
• Display Color: You can adjust the display color by
rotating the navigation button and using [F/I/
C/w].
Display Save
Description
Power Save
• The camera retains the power-off time setting even if
you replace the battery.
• Power save may not work if the camera is connected
to a computer, TV, or printer, playing a slide show or
movie.
Set date, time, date format, time zone and whether to
imprint the date on photos. (Type, Date, Time Zone,
Time, Imprint)
• The date and time are displayed either in 12h or 24h
Date & Time
format.
• The date appears on the lower right side of the
photo.
• When you print a photo, some printers may not print
the date appropriately.
Set the display off time. The display turns off if you do not
use the camera for the time you set.
(Off, 0.5 min*, 1 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min)
• System Volume: Set the sound volume or turn all
sound off entirely. (Off, Low, Medium*, High)
Sound
• AF Sound: Set the sound the camera makes in AF
mode on or off. (Off, On*)
• Button Sound: Set the sound the camera makes when
you press buttons on or off. (Off, On*)
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Camera settings menu
Setting 3
* Default
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 3.
Item
To set Setting 3
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► \ ► an option.
* Default
Item
Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC)
Description
• Sensor Cleaning: Remove dust from the sensor.
• Start-Up Action: When on, the camera performs
sensor cleaning each time you turn it on. (Off*, On)
Sensor
Cleaning
Video Out
As this product uses interchangeable lenses, the
sensor can get dust on it when you change lenses.
This can lead to dust particles appearing in the photos
you take. It is recommended not to change lenses
when you are in a particularly dusty area. Also, make
sure to attach the lens cap to the lens when not using
it.
HDMI Size
Description
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.
When you connect the camera to an HDTV with an HDMI
cable, you can change the resolution of the image.
• NTSC: Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 480p
• PAL: Auto*, 1080i, 720p, 576p
If the connected HDTV does not support the resolution
you select, the camera sets the resolution one level
lower.
Select the video output signal appropriate for your
country when connecting the camera to an external video
device such as a monitor or TV.
• NTSC*: US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico
• PAL (Supports only PAL B, D, G, H, or I):Australia,
Austria, Belgium, China, Holland, Finland, Germany,
England, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Norway
95
Camera settings menu >
Setting 3
* Default
Item
Description
Display the firmware version of the camera body and
lens, and update the firmware.
• Body Firmware: Update the firmware of the camera
body.
• Lens Firmware: Update the firmware of the lens.
• You can download firmware upgrades from
Firmware
Update
www.samsungimaging.com or www.samsung.com.
• You cannot run a firmware upgrade without a fully
charged the battery. Recharge the battery fully before
running a firmware upgrade or attach the adapter to
provide power (optional).
• If you update the firmware, user settings values will be
reset. (Date, time, language, video out will not change.)
• Do not turn the camera off while the update is in
progress.
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Camera settings menu
Setting 4
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 4. You should purchase an
optional GPS accessory in order to use the GPS function.
To set Setting 4
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 4 ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
GeoTagging
Set to take photos with location information using the
Global Positioning System (GPS). Location information
is added to the Exif data associated with the photo.
(Off, On*)
GPS Valid Time
Settings
Set the time to use the last location information when
the camera fails to receive GPS signals.
(15 sec*, 30 sec, 1 min, 3 min, 10 min, 30 min)
Location
Display
Set to display the location information on the top right
screen of Shooting mode. The location information
will appear in Korean only when you are in Korea and
the display language is set to Korean. When another
language is set, the location information will appear in
English. (Off, On*)
GPS Reset
Set to search for GPS satellites closest to your current
position. (No, Yes)
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Camera settings menu
Setting 5
Learn about the menu items of the Setting 5.
To set Setting 5
options,
In Shooting mode, press [m] ► 5 ► an option.
* Default
Item
Description
Distortion
Correct
Correct lens distortion that might occur from lenses.
This feature may not be available with some lenses.
(Off*, On)
Lens i-Function
Set the functions to be displayed when you press
[iFn] on an iFn lens.
• WB: Off, On*
• ISO: Off, On*
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Chapter 5
Connect to external devices
Make full use of the camera by connecting it to external devices such as a computer, TV, or photo printer.
Connect to external devices
View files on a TV or HDTV
Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV using
the A/V cable.
4
Make sure the TV and the camera are turned on and then
select the video input mode or source (AV or AV1 for
example) of the TV.
View files on a TV
5
View the videos and photos using the buttons on the
camera.
1
In Shooting mode or Playback mode, press [m] ► \
► Video Out.
2
Select a video signal output according to your country or
region. (p. 95)
3
• On some TVs, digital noise may occur or part of an image may not appear.
• Images may not appear centered on the TV screen depending on your TV
settings.
• You cannot capture photos or videos while the camera is connected to a
TV.
Connect the TV and the camera using the A/V cable.
Video
Audio
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Connect to external devices >
View files on a TV or HDTV
View files on an HDTV
1
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m] ► \ ►
HDMI Size ► an option.
4
View the videos and photos using the buttons on the
camera.
• When using the HDMI cable, you can connect the camera to an HDTV
using the Anynet+(CEC) method.
2
Connect the HDTV and the camera using the HDMI cable.
If both A/V and HDMI cables are connected at the same time, the HDMI
cable has the priority. Disconnect the A/V cable for better playback.
• The Anynet+(CEC) functions allow you to control connected devices using
the TV remote control.
• If the HDTV supports Anynet+(CEC), the TV turns on automatically when
•
•
•
•
3
used in conjunction with the camera. This feature may not be available on
some HDTVs.
When connected to an HDTV by an HDMI cable, the camera cannot take a
photo or video.
When connected to an HDTV, some of the camera’s playback functions
may not be available.
The length of time after which the camera and an HDTV are connected
may vary depending on the SD card that you are using.
As the main feature of an SD card is to increase the transfer speed, it is not
necessarily true to say that an SD card with a faster transfer speed is also
fast in using the HDMI function.
Make sure that the HDTV and camera are turned on, and
then select the HDMI mode.
• The HDTV screen mirrors the camera's display.
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Connect to external devices
Print photos
Print photos on your camera by connecting to printers directly or saving
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) information on a memory card.
Print photos with a photo printer
(PictBridge)
You can print photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting
your camera directly to the printer.
1
With the printer on, connect your camera to the printer
with the USB cable.
2
Turn on your camera.
• Select Printer in the pop-up window.
If your printer has the mass storage feature, you must first set the USB
mode to Printer in the settings menu.
3
Press [C/w] to select a photo.
• Press [m] to set printing options.
4
Press [o] to print.
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Connect to external devices >
Print photos
Configure print settings
Images
One Photo
Size
Auto
Layout
Auto
Type
Auto
Quality
Auto
Date
Auto
Print
Option
Exit
Set printer info using DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) lets you set the print size of a photo
and the number of copies to be printed. The camera saves the DPOF
information in the MISC folder of your memory card. Your camera
displays a DPOF indicator when it displays an image with DPOF
information. If you have set DPOF information for your images, you can
take the memory card to a digital printing shop for printing.
To set DPOF
options,
In Playback mode, press [m] ► x ► DPOF ►
select an item.
Description
Images
Select whether to print the current photo or all
photos.
Size
Specify the size of the print.
Layout
Create thumbnail prints.
Type
Select the type of paper.
Quality
Set the printing quality.
Date
Set to print the date.
File Name
Set to print the name of the file.
Reset
Reset the print options.
Some options are not supported by some printers.
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Print photos
DPOF options
Option
Description
Standard
You can select photos to print and the number of copies
for photos.
• Select: Select the number of copies for photos you
select. (Select photos you want to print ► Select the
number of copies by scrolling the jog dial left or right
and then pressing [f])
• All: Select the number of copies for all photos. (Select
the number of copies by pressing [F/I] and
then, press [o]).
• Reset: Cancel all DPOF printing quantity selections.
Index
This option lets you print all photos set to be printed as
thumbnails in a single paper.
Size
You can specify the size of the print.
• Select: Select the print size for photos you choose.
(Select photos you want to print ► Select the print size
by scrolling the jog dial left or right and then pressing
[f])
• All: Select the print size of all the photos saved in
the memory card. (Select the print size by pressing
[F/I] and then, press [o])
• Reset: Cancel the DPOF print size for all photos.
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Connect to external devices
Transfer files to your computer
Transfer files on a memory card to your computer by connecting the
camera to the PC.
Transfer files to your computer
(for Windows)
3
Turn on the camera.
• In the pop-up window, select Computer.
4
On your computer, select My Computer ► Removable
Disk ► DCIM ► XXXPHOTO or XXX_MMDD.
5
Select the files you want, and then drag or save them to
your computer.
Transfer files by connecting the camera as a removable disk
You can connect the camera to your computer as a removable disk.
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
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".
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
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Connect to external devices >
Transfer files to your computer
Disconnect the camera (Windows XP)
Transfer files to your computer (for Mac)
The way to disconnect the USB cable for Windows Vista and 7 is
similar.
1
Turn off the camera.
1
2
Connect your camera to a Macintosh computer with the
USB cable.
Ensure that no data is being transferred between the
camera and the PC.
• If the status lamp on your camera is blinking, it means the data
Mac OS 10.4 or later is supported.
transfer is in progress. Please wait until the status lamp stops
blinking.
2
Click
on the tool bar at the bottom right of your PC
screen.
3
Click the pop-up message.
4
Click the message box indicating safely removed.
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
3
Turn on the camera.
• In the pop-up window, select Computer.
5
4
Double-click the removable disk icon.
5
Transfer photos or videos to the computer.
Remove the USB cable.
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Connect to external devices
Edit photos on a PC
Digital photos can be edited in a variety of ways through image editing
programs. Learn to edit photos using the provided editing programs.
Programs contained on the CD
Program
Install software
Purpose
Intelli-studio
Edit photos and videos.
Samsung RAW Converter
Convert RAW files into the desired file
format.
Use the included software to transfer files from the camera to your PC.
You can also edit photos and upload them on web.
• If your computer does not meet the requirements, videos may not play
1
Insert the CD-ROM into your PC.
• Install DirectX 9.0c or above before you use the program.
• You must use Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10.4 or later to connect the
2
When the setting wizard appears, click Samsung Digital
Camera Installer.
correctly or it may take longer to edit videos.
camera as a removable disk.
3
Select a program you want to install and click Install.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions.
5
When the installation is complete click Exit.
Using a self-assembled PC or a PC and OS that are not supported may void
your warranty.
Use Intelli-studio
Intelli-studio is a built-in program that allows you to play back and edit
files. You can also upload files to your favorite websites. For details,
select Help ► Help in the program.
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Edit photos on a PC
System Requirements
Item
Use the Intelli-studio Interface
Requirements
OS*
Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
CPU
Intel® Pentium® 4, 3.2GHz or higher/AMD Athlon™
FX, 2.6GHz or higher
RAM
Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB and above
recommended)
Hard disk capacity
250MB or more (1GB or more recommended)
1
2
3
4
5
6
15
14
8
13
• CD-ROM drive
• 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible
monitor (1280x1024 pixels, 32-bit color display
recommended)
• USB 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
• nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/ATI X1600
series or higher
Others
7
9
12
10
11
* 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are not supported.
• Intelli-studio may not perform correctly on some computers, even when the
•
•
•
•
•
computer meets the requirements.
Intelli-studio is compatible only with Windows.
You cannot edit files directly on the camera. Transfer files to a folder on
your computer before editing.
You cannot copy files in your computer to the camera.
Intelli-studio supports the following formats:
- Videos: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), WMV (WMV 7/8/9), AVI
(MJPEG)
- Photos: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
You cannot open the RAW format files with the Intelli-studio program.
No.
Description
1
Open menus.
2
Display files in the selected folder.
3
Change to the Photo edit mode.
4
Change to the Video edit mode.
5
Change to the Sharing mode. (You can send files by email or
upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube.)
6
Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.
7
Select a file type.
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No.
Edit photos on a PC
Description
8
View files of the selected folder on your computer.
9
Show or hide files of the connected camera.
10
View files of the selected folder on the camera.
11
View files as thumbnails, in Smart Album, or on a map.
12
Browse folders in the connected device.
13
Browse folders in your computer.
14
Move to the previous or next folder.
15
Print files, view files on a map, store files in My Folder, or register
faces.
2
Connect the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
• You must plug the end of the cable with the correct connection plug
into your camera. If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
• If you try to plug the USB cable into the HDMI port, the camera may
not work properly. If it occurs, restart the camera.
Transfer files using Intelli-studio
You can easily transfer files on your camera to your computer by using
Intelli-studio.
3
Run Intelli-studio on your computer.
1
4
Turn on the camera.
Turn off the camera.
• In the pop-up window, select Computer.
5
Select a folder on your computer to save new files and
select Yes.
• New files will be transferred to the computer.
• If your camera has no new files, the pop-up window for saving
new files will not appear.
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Connect to external devices >
Edit photos on a PC
Use Samsung RAW Converter
Photos captured by a camera are often transformed to JPEG formats
and stored in the memory according to the settings of the camera at
the time of shooting. RAW files are not transformed to JPEG formats
and are stored in the memory without any changes. With Samsung
RAW Converter, you can calibrate exposures, white balances, tones,
contrasts, and colors of photos.
System Requirements for Mac
Item
OS
Apple® Mac® OS X v10.4 / v10.5 / v10.6
CPU
Intel processor-based or compatible computer
(Core 2 Quad or later recommended) / PowerPC
RAM
1GB or more recommended
Hard disk capacity
Please reserve at least 100MB of space. Please
allocate sufficient disk space for image storage.
(One image may use more than 10MB of disk
space.)
Others
• XGA (1024x768), Full Color (24 bit or higher)
• Keyboard, mouse, or equivalent devices
System Requirements for Windows
Item
Requirements
®
®
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
OS
* Administrator rights are needed for installation.
* The program runs as a 32-bit application under the 64-bit
OS.
Requirements
• Samsung RAW Converter may not perform correctly on some computers,
even when the computer meets the requirements.
CPU
Intel Pentium®, AMD Athlon processor-based PC or
compatible computer (Pentium4, Athlon XP or later
recommended)
• The Mac installation program will not autorun. Please manually run the
setup file on the provided CD-ROM.
* Multi-core processor ready (Intel Core i7,Core 2 Quad, Core
2 Duo, AMD Phenom IIX4, Phenom X4, etc.)
RAM
1GB or more recommended
Hard disk capacity
Please reserve at least 100MB of space. Please
allocate sufficient disk space for image storage.
(One image may use more than 10MB of disk
space.)
Others
• XGA (1024x768), Full Color (24 bit or higher)
• Keyboard, mouse, or equivalent devices
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Edit photos on a PC
Use the Samsung RAW Converter Interface
For details about using Samsung RAW Converter, click Help ►
Open software manual.
Edit RAW format files
If you edit the RAW format files with the Samsung RAW Converter,
you can maintain high image quality. You can also edit JPEG and TIFF
format files.
1
2
To adjust the exposure of an image
3
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
From the editing tools, select
.
4
No.
Description
1
Menu
2
Toolbar
3
Editing tools
4
Open/Close the fine adjustment window for the editing tools.
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Connect to external devices >
3
Edit photos on a PC
To adjust the contrast of an image
Adjust the exposure with the scroll bar.
Original image
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
From the editing tools, select
3
Adjust the tone with the scroll bar.
.
Edited image
P Mode, Aperture: f=8,
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec, ISO=100
Original image
Original image
Edited image
Edited image
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Edit photos on a PC
To save RAW files in JPEG or TIFF formats
1
Select File ► Open file and open a file.
2
Select File ► Development.
3
Select a file format (JPEG or TIFF) and select Save.
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Chapter 6
Appendix
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. 32)
Card Error
• Turn off your camera and then turn it on again.
• Remove your memory card and insert it again.
• Format your memory card.
Low Battery
Insert a charged battery or recharge the battery.
No Image File
Take photos or insert a memory card that contains
photos.
File Error
Delete the damaged file or contact a service center.
Memory Full
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new memory
card.
Card Locked
You can lock SD or SDHC card to prevent files from
being deleted. Unlock the card when shooting.
(p. 117)
DCF Full Error
File names do not match the DCF standard. Transfer
the files on the memory card to your computer and
format the card. (p. 93)
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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Maintain the camera
Clean the camera
Camera lens and display
Use a brush to remove dust and wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If
any dust remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a piece of cleaning paper
and wipe gently.
About the image sensor
Depending on different shooting conditions, dust may appear in photos
because the image sensor is exposed to the external environment.
This problem is normal, and the exposure to dust occurs in everyday
use of the camera. You can remove dust from the sensor by operating
the sensor cleaning function. (p. 95) If dust remains after cleaning
the sensor, contact a service center. Do not insert the blower into the
mounting opening of the lens.
Camera body
Wipe gently with a soft and 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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Maintain the camera
About memory card
Supported memory card
You can use SD or SDHC memory cards.
Terminal
Write-protect switch
Label (front)
Memory card capacity
The memory capacity may differ depending on shooting scenes or
shooting conditions. These capacities are based on a 1 GB SD card.
Size
*Videos
(30 per sec)
Fine
Normal
1280 (16:9)
Approx. 15 min
Approx. 22 min
640 (4:3)
Approx. 44 min
Approx. 66 min
320 (4:3)
Approx. 145 min
Approx. 210 min
* The recordable time may vary if you use the zoom. Several videos were recorded in
succession to determine the total recording time.
You can prevent files from being deleted by using the write-protect
switch on an SD or SDHC card. Slide the switch down to lock or slide it
up to unlock. Unlock the card when capturing photos and videos.
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Maintain the camera
Size
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
RAW
RAW + S.Fine
RAW + Fine
RAW + Normal
14M 4592X3056 (3:2)
141
282
423
34
25
30
32
10M 3872X2592 (3:2)
195
391
587
-
28
34
35
6M 3008X2000 (3:2)
320
640
961
-
31
37
38
2M 1920X1280 (3:2)
732
1,465
2,198
-
35
42
42
1,161
2,322
3,484
-
-
-
-
12M 4592X2584 (16:9)
166
332
499
-
26
32
33
8M 3872X2176 (16:9)
232
464
696
-
29
35
36
5M 3008X1688 (16:9)
376
752
1,129
-
32
38
39
2M 1920X1080 (16:9)
850
1,703
2,550
-
36
42
42
9M 3056X3056 (1:1)
210
420
630
-
32
34
35
6.7M 2592X2592 (1:1)
288
576
864
-
34
37
37
4M 2000X2000 (1:1)
470
940
1,411
-
38
40
40
1,041
2,083
3,121
-
42
43
43
Burst
Photo
1.6M 1280X1280 (1:1)
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Appendix
About the battery
Use only Samsung-approved batteries.
Battery life
Shooting mode
Battery specifications
Model
BP1310
Type
Lithium-ion battery
Cell capacity
1,300 mAh
Voltage
7.4 V
Charging time
(when the camera is switched off)
Approx. 150 min
Average time / Number of photos
Photos
Approx. 210 min/Approx. 420 photos
Videos
Approx. 130 min
• The figures above are based on Samsung’s test standards. Your
results may differ depending on your actual usage.
• Available shooting time differs depending on background, shooting
interval, and use conditions.
• Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total
recording time.
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About the battery
Notes about charging the battery
• If the indicator light is off, make sure that the battery is inserted
correctly.
Personal injury or death can occur if the battery is handled carelessly or
improperly. For your safety, follow these instructions for proper battery
handling:
• The battery can ignite or explode if not handled properly. If you notice
• When the battery is completely discharged, charge it at least 10
minutes before using it with your camera.
•
• Using the flash or recording videos depletes the battery more quickly.
Charge the battery until the indicator light turns green.
•
• If the indicator light blinks orange or does not illuminate, reconnect the
cable, or remove the battery and insert it again.
• If you charge the battery when the cable is overheated or the
temperature is too high, the indicator light may turn orange. Charging
will start when the battery cools down.
• Do not pull on the power supply cord to disconnect the plug from the
power outlet. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
•
•
•
•
•
any deformities, cracks, or other abnormalities in the battery, immediately
discontinue use of the battery and contact your manufacturer.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommend battery chargers and
adapters and charge the battery only by the method described in this user
manual.
Do not place the battery near heating devices or expose to excessively
warm environments, such as the inside of an enclosed car in the
summertime.
Do not place the battery in a microwave oven.
Avoid storing or using the battery in hot, humid places, such as spas or
shower enclosures.
Do not rest the device on flammable surfaces, such as bedding, carpets,
or electric blankets for a prolonged period.
When the device is switched on, do not leave it in any confined space for a
prolonged period.
Do not allow battery terminals to come in contact with metallic objects,
such as necklaces, coins, keys, or watches.
• Do not bend or place heavy objects on the AC cable. Doing so may
damage the cable.
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• Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion replacement
batteries.
• Do not disassemble the battery or puncture the battery with any sharp
object.
• Avoid exposing the battery to high pressure or crushing forces.
• Avoid exposing the battery to major impacts, such as dropping it from high
places.
• Do not expose the battery to temperatures of 60 °C (140 °F) or above.
• Do not allow the battery to come in contact with moisture or liquids.
• Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
Disposal guidelines
• Dispose of the battery with care.
• Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
• Disposal regulations may differ by country or region. Dispose of the battery
in accordance with all local and federal regulations.
Guidelines for charging the battery
Charge the battery only by the method described in this user manual. The
battery can ignite or explode if not charged properly.
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Before contacting a service center
If you are having trouble with your device, try these troubleshooting
solutions before contacting a service professional.
Situation
Suggested remedies
• There is no space on the memory card.
Delete unnecessary files or insert a new card.
• When the AF Priority function is turned on,
Give other accessories, such as memory card and battery when requesting a
warranty service.
Situation
Cannot turn on the
camera
Suggested remedies
• Make sure that the battery is inserted.
• Make sure that the battery is inserted
Cannot take photos
•
correctly.
• Charge the battery.
•
•
•
• Charge the battery.
• Your camera may be in Power save mode.
The power turns off
suddenly
(p. 94)
• 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 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 date and time are
incorrect
Set the date and time in the display settings
menu.
The display or
buttons do not work
Remove the battery and insert it again.
The memory card has
an error
The memory card has not been formatted or
has become corrupt. Format the card.
• The battery may lose power more quickly
The camera is losing
battery power quickly
in low temperatures (below 0° C). 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.
•
•
you cannot take a photo unless the focus is
set correctly. Set AF Priority to Off or focus
on the subject correctly. (p. 63)
Format the memory card.
The memory card is defective. Get a new
memory card.
The memory card is locked. Unlock the card.
(p. 117)
Make sure that the camera is switched on.
Charge the battery.
Make sure that the battery is inserted
correctly.
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Situation
Cannot display files
Suggested remedies
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.
• Make sure that the focus option you set is
The photo is blurry
suitable for the kind of shot you are taking.
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from
shaking.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. If not, clean
the lens. (p. 116)
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. 53)
The photo is too
bright
Your photo is overexposed.
• Adjust the aperture value or the shutter
speed.
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 75)
The photo is too dark
Your photo is underexposed.
• Adjust the aperture value or the shutter
speed.
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 75)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 35)
Situation
Photos are distorted
Playback screen does
not appear on the
connected external
device
Suggested remedies
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.
• Make sure that A/V or HDMI cable is properly
connected to the external monitor.
• Make sure that the memory card is properly
recorded.
• Make sure that the USB cable is connected
Your computer does
not recognize your
camera
correctly.
• Make sure that your camera is switched on.
• Make sure that you are using a supported
operating system.
Your computer
disconnects the
camera while
transferring files
The file transfer may be interrupted by static
electricity. Disconnect the USB cable and
connect it again.
Your computer
cannot play videos
Depending on the software you use, video files
may not play. To play video files captured with
your camera, install and use the Intelli-studio
program on your computer.
Cannot set the DPOF
for RAW files
You cannot set the DPOF for RAW files.
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Situation
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
the shutter.
• Subject is too close. Step back from the
subject and shoot.
• The focus mode is set to MF. Switch the
mode to AF.
AEL feature does not
work
AEL feature does not work in M, i, s,
and t modes. Select another mode to use
this feature.
A built-in lens does
not work
Make sure the lens is properly mounted.
Remove the lens from the camera and re-mount
it.
External flash, GPS,
electronic viewfinder
does not work
Make sure that the external device is properly
mounted and turned on.
The date & time
settings screen
appears when you
power on the camera
• 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
Viewfinder
Type
CMOS
Type
EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) (optional)
Sensor size
23.4 × 15.6 mm
Resolution
QVGA Approx. 201 k dots (300X224)
Effective pixels
Approx. 14.6 mega-pixels
Field of view
Approx. 98 %
Total pixels
Approx. 15.1 mega-pixels
Magnification
Approx. 0.83X (APS-C, 50 mm, -1 m-1)
Color filter
RGB primary color filter
Eye point
Approx. 17 mm
Diopter adjustment
Approx. -4.0 ~ +1.0 m-1
Lens Mount
Type
Samsung NX Mount
Available lens
Samsung lenses
Focusing
Type
Image Stabilization
Type
Lens shift (depends on lens)
Mode
OIS mode1 / mode2
Focusing point
Dust Reduction
Type
Super sonic drive
Display
Type
AMOLED
Size
3.0"
Resolution
VGA (640x480) 614 k dots (PenTile)
Field of view
Approx. 100 %
User display
Icon, Grid, Histogram
• Selection: 1 point (free selection)
• Multi: Normal 15 points,
Close up 35 points
• Face detection: Max. 10 faces
Distortion Correct
Lens Distortion Correct on/off (depends on lens)
Contrast AF
Mode
Single Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus,
Manual Focus
AF Assist Lamp
Green LED
Shutter
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal
plane shutter
Speed
• Auto: 1/4000 s ~ 30 s
• Manual: 1/4000 s ~ 30 s (1/3 EV step)
• Bulb (time limit: 8 min)
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Camera specifications
Exposure
Flash
TTL 247 (19x13) Block segment
Metering system
External flash
Optional Samsung external flashes:
SEF15A, SEF20A, SEF42A
Syncro
Accessory shoe (Hot shoe)
Metering: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering range: EV 0 ~ 18
(ISO100·30 mm, F2)
Compensation
±3 EV (1/3 EV step)
AE lock
AEL button
White Balance
Mode
Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent White, Fluorescent NW,
Fluorescent Daylight, Tungsten, Flash WB,
Custom Set, Color Temp. (Manual)
Micro adjustment
Amber/Blue/Green/Magenta
7 steps respectively
• Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400,
ISO equivalent
ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
(1 or 1/3 step)
• ISO expansion: up to ISO 6400
Drive Mode
Mode
Smart range on/off
Single, Continuous, Burst, Timer, Bracket
(auto exposure, white balance, picture
wizard)
• JPEG: 3 shots per second
Continuous shooting
Dynamic Range Expansion
(Max. 6 shots-LDC on,
Max. 10 shots-LDC off)
• RAW: 3 shots per second
Burst shooting
• 10, 15, or 30 frames per second
• 30 shots per shutter-press
Bracket shooting
Auto exposure bracket (±3EV),
White Balance Bracket,
Picture Wizard Bracket
Self-timer
2 ~ 30 s (1 second interval)
Shutter release
SR9NX01 (optional)
Picture Wizard
Mode
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest,
Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom1,
Custom2, Custom3
Parameter
Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color
Shooting
Mode
Smart Auto, Lens Priority, Program,
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual,
Scene, Movie
Scene mode
Beauty Shot, Children, Sports, Close Up,
Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks,
Beach & Snow, Night, Portrait, Landscape,
Sound picture
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Camera specifications
Sound picture
JPEG only
Sound
Mono
Recordable time (before and after shooting,
5 or 10 seconds respectively)
Edit
Still image capture, Time trimming
Playback
• JPEG (3:2): 14M (4592x3056),
Size
10M (3872x2592), 6M (3008x2000),
2M (1920x1280), 1.4M (1472x976,
Burst mode only)
• JPEG (16:9): 12M (4592x2584),
8M (3872x2176), 5M (3008x1688),
2M (1920x1080)
• JPEG (1:1): 9M (3056x3056),
6.7M (2592x2592), 4M (2000x2000),
1.6M (1280x1280)
• RAW: 14M (4592x3056)
Quality
Super Fine, Fine, Normal
RAW standard
SRW
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Type
Single image, Thumbnails (3/9/20), Slide
show, Movie
Highlight warning
Available
Edit
Red-eye Fix, Backlight, Photo Style Selector,
Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Smart Filter
Smart filter
Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch,
Defog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus
• JPEG (3:2): 6M (3008x2000),
2M (1920x1280), VGA (640x424)
• JPEG (16:9): 5M (3008x1688),
Smart filter size
Video
Type
MP4 (H.264)
Format
Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
Movie AE mode
Program, Aperture Priority
Movie clip
Audio on/off
(Shooting time: up to 25 min)
Size
1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Frame rate
30 frames per second
Photo style selector
2M (1920x1080), VGA (640x360)
• JPEG (4:3): 6M (3008x2256),
2M (1920x1440), VGA (640x480)
• JPEG (1:1): 4M (2000x2000),
1.6M (1280x1280), VGA (480x480)
Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy,
Classic
Storage
Media
External memory (optional): SD card
(up to 4 GB guaranteed), SDHC card
(up to 32 GB guaranteed)
File format
RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF,
DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
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Camera specifications
Direct Printing
Dimensions (WxHxD)
PictBridge
120.5 × 71 × 34.5 mm (without protrusions)
GPS
Weight
Type
Geo-tagging with optional GPS Module
(WGS 84)
Feature
• Location name (English and Korean only)
• Google Map link (with Intelli-studio)
Interface
Digital output
USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Video output
NTSC, PAL (selectable)
HDMI 1.3: (1080i, 720p, 576p/480p)
External release
Included
DC power input
DC 9.0 V, 1.5 A (100 ~ 240 V)
282 g (without battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85 %
Software
Intelli-studio, Samsung RAW Converter
* This specifications can change without notice to upgrade a performance.
* Other brands and products names are trademarks of respective owners.
Power Source
• Rechargeable battery: BP1310
(1300 mAh)
Type
• Charger: BC1310
• AC adapter: AD9NX01 (optional)
* The power source may differ depending
on your region.
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Lens specifications
Lens Name
SAMSUNG 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED
SAMSUNG 20 mm F2.8
Focus Length
20 ~ 50 mm (equivalent to 30.8 ~ 77 mm in 35 mm format)
20 mm (equivalent to 30.8 mm in 35 mm format)
Elements in Group
9 elements in 8 groups
(1 aspheric lens, 1 low dispersive lens included)
6 elements in 4 groups
(1 aspheric lens included)
Angle of View
70.2° ~ 31.4°
70.2°
Aperture
F3.5 ~ 5.6 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
F2.8 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Mount Type
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Not included
Not included
Minimum Focus Distance
0.28 m ~ infinity
0.17 m ~ infinity
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.22X
Approx. 0.18X
i-Scene Mode
Supported(Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape,
Sunset, Dawn, Beach&Snow, Night)
Supported (Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn,
Beach&Snow, Night)
Filter Size
40.5 mm
43 mm
Max. Diameter x Length
64 x 39.8 mm
62.2 x 24.5 mm
Weight
Approx. 119 g
Approx. 89 g
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85 %
5 ~ 85 %
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Lens specifications
SAMSUNG 30 mm F2
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm
F3.5-5.6 OIS
SAMSUNG 50-200 mm
F4-5.6 ED OIS
Focus Length
30 mm (equivalent to 46.2 mm in
35 mm format)
18 ~ 55 mm (equivalent to
27.7 ~ 84.7 mm in 35 mm format)
50 ~ 200 mm (equivalent to
77 ~ 308 mm in 35 mm format)
Elements in Group
5 elements in 5 groups
(1 aspheric lens included)
12 elements in 9 groups
(1 aspheric lens included)
17 elements in 13 groups
(2 low dispersive lenses included)
Angle of View
50.2°
75.9° ~ 28.7°
31.4° ~ 8.0°
Aperture
F2 (minumum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
F3.5 ~ 5.6 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
F4 ~ 5.6 (minimum: F22),
(Number of Blades: 7,
Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Mount Type
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Samsung NX mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Not Included
Included
Included
Minimum Focus Distance
0.25 m ~ infinity
0.28 m ~ infinity
0.98 m ~ infinity
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.16X
Approx. 0.22X
Approx. 0.2X
Lens Hood
Optional
Included
Included
Filter Size
43 mm
58 mm
52 mm
Max. Diameter x Length
61.5 x 21.5 mm
63 x 65.1 mm
70 x 100.5 mm
Weight
Approx. 85 g (without hood)
Approx.198 g (without hood)
Approx. 417 g (without hood)
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
0 ~ 40 °C
0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85 %
5 ~ 85 %
5 ~ 85 %
Lens Name
Lens may differ from your actual items.
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Accessories (optional)
Camera bag
You can purchase the camera bag
separately.
Memory card
This camera accepts SD (Secure Digital) and
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory
card.
HDMI cable
You can view high-definition photos and
videos by connecting the camera to an
HDMI-compatible monitor with the HDMI
(HDMI type D) cable.
Adapter
You can charge the battery by connecting
the adapter to the power outlet.
Strap
You can additionally purchase the straps.
A/V cable
You can connect to other devices by using
the A/V cable.
Battery pack
You can purchase additional battery packs.
• These illustrations may differ from your actual items. Refer to the user
Shutter release
Shutter release reduces shakiness when
used with a tripod.
manuals of these optional accessories for details.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Samsung is not responsible for
damage caused by using another manufacturer’s accessories.
Filter
You can create different colored effects by
attaching filters to your lens.
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Index
A
D
I
O
Aperture 11, 15
Depth of Field (DOF) 12, 17
i-Function 43
Auto focus 58
Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) 103
Intelli-Studio 107
Optical Image Stabilization
(OIS) 74
ISO sensitivity 14, 15, 52
Optional accessories
B
Battery
life 119
specifications 119
Drive (see Shooting method) 65
L
E
Lenses
Exposure Value (EV) 12, 75
Bracketing 65, 67
F
C
Camera
connecting as removable disk 105
connecting to PC 105
disconnecting (Windows) 106
layout 25
Color space 57
Fader 77
layout 31
locking 32
markings 34
specifications 129
unlocking 32
Files
deleting 81
editing RAW format 111
photo format 51
protecting 81
transferring to Mac 106
transferring to PC 105
video format 51
Flash 69
bounce photography 22
guide number 21
M
Maintenance 116
Memory card 117
Metering 71
MF assist 64
attach the electronic viewfinder 38
attach the GPS module 37
connect the flash 35
flash layout 35
GPS module layout 36
P
Photos
adjusting tone 112
editing 87
enlarging 83
shooting options 50
viewing on camera 80
viewing on HDTV 101
viewing on TV 100
Photo styles 56
PictBridge 102
Picture Wizard 56
Posture 10
F-number 12
Focal length 16
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Index
R
T
Red-eye effect 70
Timer 66
Rule of thirds 19
V
S
Samsung RAW Converter 110
Shooting method 65
Videos
options 77
viewing 85
Shooting modes
Aperture Priority 41
Auto focus (AF) 58
Lens Priority 42
Manual 42
Movie 47
Program 40
Scene 45
Shutter Priority 41
Smart Auto 39
Shutter speed 13, 15
Slide show 83
Smart Album 81
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Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that
the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB
cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the
end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment
or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate
these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users
should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product,
or their local government office, for details of where and how they can
take these items for environmentally safe recycling. Business users
should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the
purchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories should
not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the
batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other household
waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical
symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury,
cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66.
If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause
harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please
separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them through
your local, free battery return system.
This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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FCC notice
NOTE:
Declaration of Conformity
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient, or relocate, the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
Trade Name
: Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Model No.
: Samsung NX100
Responsible Party : Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Address
: 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Telephone No.
: 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Please refer to the warranty that came with your product
or visit our website http://www.samsungimaging.com/ or
http://www.samsung.com/ for after-sales service or inquiries.