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Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid
dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself
or others
Do not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera.
This may result in electric shock or damage to the camera.
Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive gases
and liquids.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight.
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to people or
animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’s eyes, this can cause
temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
Keep your camera away from small children and pets.
Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small children
and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
temperatures for an extended period of time.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause
permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store
these materials near the camera.
Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets or clothes.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in electric shock.
The camera may overheat, which may distort the camera or cause a fire.
Do not handle the power supply cord or go near the charger
during a thunderstorm.
This may result in electric shock.
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Health and safety information
If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediately
disconnect all power sources, such as the battery or charger,
and then contact a Samsung service center.
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a camera
in a certain area.
• Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period of time.
Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause serious
damage to your camera.
• Turn off the camera when in an aircraft. Your camera can cause
interference with aircraft equipment. Follow all airline regulations and
turn off your camera when directed by airline personnel.
• Turn off the camera near medical equipment. Your camera can interfere
with medical equipment in hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all
regulations, posted warnings, and directions from medical personnel.
Avoid interference with pacemakers.
Maintain the distance between this camera and all pacemakers to avoid
potential interference, as recommended by the manufacturer and
research groups. If you have any reason to suspect that your camera is
interfering with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off the camera
immediately and contact the manufacturer of the pacemaker or medical
device for guidance.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended,
Lithium-ion replacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the
battery.
Inauthentic, damaged, or heated batteries may cause a fire or personal
injury.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables and
accessories.
• Using unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories can cause
batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause injury.
• Samsung is not responsible for damage or injuries caused by
unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Health and safety information
Do not touch the flash while it fires.
The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.
When you use the AC charger, turn off the camera before you
disconnect the power to the AC charger.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Disconnect the charger from the wall socket when not in use.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet
when you charge batteries.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Exercise caution when you connect cables and install batteries
and memory cards.
If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or improperly
install batteries and memory cards, you can damage ports, connectors,
and accessories.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged battery, or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause a fire.
Do not place the camera in or near magnetic fields.
Doing so may cause the camera to malfunction.
Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the +/terminals on the battery.
Do not use the camera if the screen is damaged.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
If the glass or acrylic parts are broken, visit a Samsung service center to
have the camera repaired.
Do not drop or subject the camera to strong impacts.
Doing so may damage the screen or external or internal components.
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Health and safety information
Check that the camera is operating properly before use.
Avoid interference with other electronic devices.
The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage
that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.
Your camera emits radio frequency (RF) signals that may interfere
with unshielded or improperly shielded electronic equipment, such as
pacemakers, hearing aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your electronic devices
to solve any interference problems you experience. To prevent unwanted
interference, use only Samsung-approved devices or accessories.
You must plug the small end of the USB cable into your
camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The manufacturer is not
responsible for any loss of data.
Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight.
Use your camera in the normal position.
Avoid contact with your camera’s internal antenna.
This may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
Data transference and your responsibilities
If the camera overheats, remove the battery and allow it to
cool down.
• Data transferred via WLAN could be leaked, so avoid transferring
• Prolonged usage of the camera may overheat the battery and raise
• The camera manufacturer is not liable for any data transfers that infringe
the internal temperature of the camera. If the camera stops operating,
remove the battery and allow it to cool down.
sensitive data in public areas or on open networks.
on copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property laws, or public decency
ordinances.
• High internal temperatures may result in noise in your photos. This is
normal and does not affect your camera’s overall performance.
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Tips
Chapter 1
Concepts in Photography
My Camera
Shooting postures....................................................................................... 13
Getting started ............................................................................................ 28
Unpacking.................................................................................................................... 28
Camera layout .............................................................................................. 29
Holding the camera ..................................................................................................... 13
Standing photography ............................................................................................... 14
Crouching photography ............................................................................................ 14
Aperture ........................................................................................................ 15
Aperture value and the depth of field .................................................................. 16
Shutter speed............................................................................................... 17
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................................. 18
How the aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity
control exposure ......................................................................................... 19
Correlation between focal length, angle, and perspective ................ 20
Depth of field ............................................................................................... 21
What controls out-of-focus effects? ....................................................................... 21
Optical preview ............................................................................................................. 23
Composition ................................................................................................. 23
Rule of Thirds .................................................................................................................. 23
Photos with two subjects .......................................................................................... 24
Using the DIRECT LINK button ................................................................................ 31
Inserting the battery and memory card ................................................. 32
Removing the battery and memory card ........................................................... 32
Charging the battery and turning on your camera.............................. 33
Charging the battery................................................................................................ 33
Turning on your camera ......................................................................................... 33
Performing the initial setup ...................................................................... 34
Selecting functions (options) ................................................................... 35
Selecting by touch .................................................................................................... 35
Using m .............................................................................................................. 36
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode ............................................................. 36
Using the Smart panel ............................................................................................. 37
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode ......................................................... 37
Flash ............................................................................................................... 25
Flash guide number ..................................................................................................... 25
Bounce Photography .................................................................................................. 26
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Display icons ................................................................................................ 38
In Shooting mode ..................................................................................................... 38
Capturing photos ........................................................................................................ 38
Recording videos ......................................................................................................... 39
About the level gauge ............................................................................................... 39
In Playback mode ...................................................................................................... 40
Viewing photos ............................................................................................................ 40
Playing videos ............................................................................................................... 40
Changing the information displayed ................................................................. 41
Lenses ............................................................................................................ 42
Lens layout................................................................................................................... 42
Locking or unlocking the lens................................................................................. 43
Lens markings ............................................................................................................ 45
Accessories ................................................................................................... 46
External flash layout ................................................................................................. 46
Connecting the external flash ................................................................................. 47
GPS module layout (optional) .............................................................................. 49
Attaching the GPS module .................................................................................... 49
Shooting modes .......................................................................................... 51
t Smart Auto mode ..................................................................................... 51
P Program mode....................................................................................................... 53
Program Shift ................................................................................................................ 53
A Aperture Priority mode ..................................................................................... 54
S Shutter Priority mode.......................................................................................... 55
M Manual mode ....................................................................................................... 56
Framing mode .............................................................................................................. 56
Using the Bulb function ............................................................................................ 57
i Lens Priority mode ............................................................................................. 57
Using i-Function in P/A/S/M modes ................................................................ 57
Using Z .............................................................................................................. 59
s Smart mode ........................................................................................................ 60
Using the Best Face mode ........................................................................................ 61
Capturing panoramic photos .................................................................................. 62
Recording a video ..................................................................................................... 64
3D mode ....................................................................................................................... 65
Available functions by shooting mode ............................................................. 67
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Chapter 2
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ............................................................. 85
Shooting Functions
Drive (shooting method) ........................................................................... 86
Single ............................................................................................................................. 86
Continuous .................................................................................................................. 86
Burst ............................................................................................................................... 87
Timer .............................................................................................................................. 87
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AE Bracket)............................................................. 88
White Balance Bracketing (WB Bracket) ............................................................ 88
Picture Wizard Bracketing (P Wiz Bracket) ........................................................ 89
Bracketing setting ..................................................................................................... 89
Flash ............................................................................................................... 90
Reducing the red-eye effect .................................................................................. 91
Adjusting the flash intensity ................................................................................. 91
Metering........................................................................................................ 93
Multi ............................................................................................................................... 93
Spot ................................................................................................................................ 94
Center-weighted ....................................................................................................... 94
Size and Resolution .................................................................................... 69
Photo size ..................................................................................................................... 69
Quality ........................................................................................................................... 70
ISO sensitivity .............................................................................................. 71
White Balance .............................................................................................. 72
Customizing preset White Balance options ....................................................... 73
Picture Wizard (photo styles) .................................................................... 75
AF mode ........................................................................................................ 76
Single AF....................................................................................................................... 77
Continuous AF ............................................................................................................ 77
Manual focus............................................................................................................... 78
AF area ........................................................................................................... 79
Selection AF ................................................................................................................ 79
Multi AF......................................................................................................................... 80
Face detection AF...................................................................................................... 80
Self-Portrait AF ........................................................................................................... 81
Touch AF........................................................................................................ 82
Touch AF ....................................................................................................................... 82
Tracking AF .................................................................................................................. 82
One touch shot .......................................................................................................... 83
Focus assist ................................................................................................... 84
MF Assist ....................................................................................................................... 84
Focus Peaking ............................................................................................................. 84
Measuring the exposure value of the focus area ........................................... 95
Dynamic Range ........................................................................................... 96
Smart Filter ................................................................................................... 97
Exposure compensation ............................................................................ 98
Exposure lock ............................................................................................... 99
Video functions ......................................................................................... 100
Movie size.................................................................................................................. 100
Movie quality ........................................................................................................... 100
Multi Motion ............................................................................................................ 101
Fader ........................................................................................................................... 101
Voice............................................................................................................................ 102
Wind cut .................................................................................................................... 102
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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Playback/Editing
Wireless network
Searching and managing files ................................................................ 104
Viewing photos ....................................................................................................... 104
Viewing image thumbnails................................................................................. 104
Viewing files by category .................................................................................... 105
Viewing files as a folder........................................................................................ 105
Protecting files ........................................................................................................ 106
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings............... 119
Connecting to a WLAN ......................................................................................... 119
Lock/Unlock all files .................................................................................................. 106
Deleting files ............................................................................................................ 107
Deleting a single file ................................................................................................. 107
Deleting multiple files.............................................................................................. 107
Deleting all files .......................................................................................................... 108
Viewing photos.......................................................................................... 109
Enlarging a photo .................................................................................................. 109
Viewing a slide show............................................................................................. 109
Auto rotating ........................................................................................................... 110
Creating a print order (DPOF) ............................................................................ 110
Playing videos ............................................................................................ 111
Trimming a video during playback .................................................................. 111
Capturing an image during playback ............................................................. 112
Editing photos ........................................................................................... 113
Cropping a photo ................................................................................................... 113
Rotating a photo .................................................................................................... 114
Resizing photos....................................................................................................... 114
Adjusting your photos.......................................................................................... 115
Retouching faces .................................................................................................... 116
Reducing red-eye ................................................................................................... 116
Applying Smart Filter effects.............................................................................. 117
Setting network options ......................................................................................... 120
Manually setting the IP address ........................................................................... 120
Using the login browser....................................................................................... 121
Network connection tips ..................................................................................... 122
Entering text ............................................................................................................ 123
Saving files to a smart phone automatically ....................................... 124
Sending photos or videos to a smart phone ....................................... 125
Using a smart phone as a remote shutter release .............................. 127
Using Auto Backup to send photos or videos ..................................... 129
Installing the program for Auto Backup on your PC.................................. 129
Sending photos or videos to a PC .................................................................... 129
Sending photos or videos via email ...................................................... 131
Changing email settings...................................................................................... 131
Storing your information ........................................................................................ 131
Setting an email password ..................................................................................... 132
Changing the email password .............................................................................. 133
Sending photos or videos via email ................................................................ 133
Using photo or video sharing websites ................................................ 135
Accessing a website .............................................................................................. 135
Uploading photos or videos............................................................................... 136
Using AllShare Play to send files ............................................................ 137
Uploading photos to online storage ............................................................... 137
Viewing photos or videos on devices that support AllShare Play ........ 138
Sending photos using Wi-Fi Direct ........................................................ 140
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Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Camera settings menu
Connecting to external devices
User settings............................................................................................... 142
ISO Customizing ..................................................................................................... 142
Viewing files on an HDTV or 3D TV ........................................................ 154
Viewing files on an HDTV .................................................................................... 154
Viewing files on a 3D TV....................................................................................... 155
Transferring files to your computer....................................................... 156
Transferring files to your Windows OS computer ....................................... 156
ISO Step ......................................................................................................................... 142
Auto ISO Range .......................................................................................................... 142
Noise Reduction .....................................................................................................
Bracket Set ................................................................................................................
DMF (Direct Manual Focus) ................................................................................
Color space ...............................................................................................................
Distortion Correct ..................................................................................................
iFn Customizing ......................................................................................................
User Display..............................................................................................................
Key Mapping ............................................................................................................
Grid Line ....................................................................................................................
AF Lamp .....................................................................................................................
142
143
143
144
145
145
145
146
147
147
Setting ......................................................................................................... 148
Connecting the camera as a removable disk................................................... 156
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) .................................................. 157
Transferring files to your Mac OS ...................................................................... 157
Using programs on a PC........................................................................... 159
Installing programs from the provided CD ................................................... 159
Available programs when using i-Launcher .................................................... 159
Using i-Launcher .................................................................................................... 159
Requirements for Windows OS ............................................................................. 159
Requirements for Mac OS ....................................................................................... 160
Opening i-Launcher .................................................................................................. 160
Using Multimedia Viewer ........................................................................................ 161
Downloading the firmware .................................................................................... 162
Downloading the PC Auto Backup program ................................................... 162
Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom ........................................................ 163
Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom ............................................................... 163
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Chapter 7
Before contacting a service center ........................................................ 177
Appendix
Camera specifications .............................................................................. 180
Error messages .......................................................................................... 165
Glossary....................................................................................................... 185
Maintaining the camera........................................................................... 166
Cleaning the camera ............................................................................................. 166
Optional accessories................................................................................. 191
Camera lens and display ......................................................................................... 166
Image sensor ............................................................................................................... 166
Camera body ............................................................................................................... 166
FCC notice ................................................................................................... 196
Index ............................................................................................................ 193
Using or storing the camera ............................................................................... 167
Inappropriate places to use or store the camera ........................................... 167
Using on beaches or shores ................................................................................... 167
Storing for extended period of time ................................................................... 167
Using the camera with caution in humid environments ............................ 168
Other cautions ............................................................................................................ 168
About memory card .............................................................................................. 169
Supported memory card ........................................................................................ 169
Memory card capacity ............................................................................................. 170
Cautions when using memory cards .................................................................. 172
About the battery .................................................................................................. 173
Battery specifications ............................................................................................... 173
Battery life .................................................................................................................... 174
Low battery message ............................................................................................... 174
Notes about using the battery.............................................................................. 174
Cautions about using the battery........................................................................ 175
Notes about charging the battery ....................................................................... 175
Notes about charging with a computer connected...................................... 176
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care ............................ 176
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Shooting postures
A correct posture for stabilizing the camera is necessary for taking a good
photo. Even if you hold a camera correctly, the wrong posture can cause
the camera to shake. Stand up straight and remain still to maintain a
steady base for your camera. When shooting with a low shutter speed,
hold your breath to minimize body movement.
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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Standing photography
Compose your shot; stand up straight with your feet shoulder-length
apart, and keep your elbows pointed down.
Crouching photography
Compose your shot, crouch with one knee touching the ground, and keep
a straight posture.
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Aperture
The aperture, 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
The size of the aperture is represented by a value known as an “F-number.”
The f-number represents the focal length divided by the diameter of the
lens. For example, if a lens with a 50 mm focal length has an f-number of
F2, the diameter of the aperture is 25 mm. (50 mm/25 mm=F2) The smaller
the f-number, the greater the size of the aperture.
The opening in the aperture is described as the Exposure Value (EV).
Increasing the Exposure Value (+1 EV) means the amount of light doubles.
Decreasing the Exposure Value (-1 EV) means the amount of light halves.
You can also use the exposure compensation feature to fine-tune the
amount of light by subdividing exposure values into 1/2, 1/3 EV, and so on.
+1 EV
Minimum aperture
Medium aperture
-1 EV
Maximum aperture
F1.4
F2
F2.8
F4
F5.6
F8
Exposure Value Steps
Darker photo
(aperture opened slightly)
Brighter photo
(aperture opened wide)
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Aperture value and the depth of field
You can blur or sharpen the background of a photo by controlling the
aperture. It is closely related to the depth of field (DOF), which can be
expressed as small or large.
The aperture housing contains several blades. These blades move together and
control the amount of light passing through the center of the aperture. The
number of blades also affects the shape of light when shooting night scenes. If
an aperture has an even number of blades, light divides into an equal number
of sections. If the number of blades is odd, the number of sections is double the
number of blades.
For example, an aperture with 8 blades divides light into 8 sections and an
aperture with 7 blades into 14 sections.
A photo with a large DOF
A photo with a small DOF
7 blades
8 blades
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Therefore, the faster the shutter speed, the less light will be let in. Likewise,
the slower the shutter speed, the more light will be let in.
Shutter speed
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.
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.
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.
+1 EV
Exposure
-1 EV
0.8 s
1s
1/2 s
1/4 s
1/8 s
1/15 s
0.004 s
1/30 s
Shutter Speed
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ISO sensitivity
The exposure of an image is determined by the sensitivity of the camera.
This sensitivity is based on international film standards, known as ISO
standards. On digital cameras, this sensitivity rating is used to represent
the sensitivity of the digital mechanism that captures the image.
Because a low ISO sensitivity means the camera will be less sensitive to
light, you need more light to have an optimal exposure. When using a low
ISO sensitivity, open the aperture more or reduce the shutter speed to
allow more light to enter the camera. For example, on a sunny day when
light is abundant, a low ISO sensitivity does not require a low shutter
speed. However, in a dark place or at night, a low ISO sensitivity and a fast
shutter speed will result in a blurry photo.
ISO sensitivity doubles as the number doubles. For example, an
ISO 200 setting is capable of capturing images at twice the speed of an
ISO 100 setting. However, higher ISO settings can result in “noise”—small
specks, spots, and other phenomena in a photo that give the shot a noisy
or dirty appearance. As a general rule, it is best to use a low ISO setting
to prevent noise in your photos, unless you are shooting in darkened
environments or at night.
A photo captured with a tripod and
high sensitivity
A blurred photo with a low ISO sensitivity
Changes in the quality and brightness according to ISO sensitivity
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How the aperture setting, shutter speed,
and ISO sensitivity control exposure
The aperture setting, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity are closely
interconnected in photography. The aperture setting controls the opening
that regulates the light that enters the camera, while the shutter speed
determines the length of time that light is allowed to enter. ISO sensitivity
determines the speed at which the film reacts to light. Together, these
three aspects are described as the triangle of exposure.
Settings
Shutter speed
Aperture
value
Results
Fast speed
= less light
Slow speed
= more light
Fast = still
Slow = blurry
A change in shutter speed, aperture value, or ISO sensitivity can be offset
by adjustments to the others to maintain the amount of light. The results,
however, change according to the settings. For example, shutter speed is
useful in expressing movement, aperture can control the depth of field,
and ISO sensitivity can control the graininess of a photo.
Settings
Results
ISO sensitivity
High sensitivity
= more sensitive to light
Low sensitivity
= less sensitive to light
High = more grainy
Low = less grainy
Wide aperture
= more light
Narrow aperture
= less light
Wide = small depth of field
Narrow = large depth of field
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Correlation between focal length, angle,
and perspective
Long focal length
Focal length, which is measured in millimeters, is the distance between
the middle of the lens to its focal point. It affects the angle and perspective
of captured images. A short focal length translates into a wide angle,
which allows you to capture a wide shot. A long focal length translates
into a narrow angle, which allows you to capture telephoto shots.
telephoto lens
telephoto shot
Short focal length
narrow angle
Look at these photos below and compare the changes.
wide-angle lens
wide shot
wide angle
18 mm angle
55 mm angle
200 mm angle
Normally, a lens with a wide angle is suitable for shooting landscapes and a lens
with a narrow angle is recommended for shooting sports events or portraits.
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What controls out-of-focus effects?
Depth of field
Portraits or still-life photos mostly acclaimed by people are the ones on
which the background is out of focus so the subject looks pronounced.
Depending on the focused areas, a photo can be blurred or sharpened.
This is called ‘a low DOF’ or ‘a high DOF’.
The depth of field is the focused area around the subject. Therefore, a
small DOF signifies that the focused area is narrow and a large DOF means
the focused area is wide.
DOF depends on aperture value
The wider the aperture is (namely the lower the aperture value), the lower
the DOF becomes. Under the condition where the other values including
shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are equal, a low aperture value leads to a
photo with a low DOF.
A photo with a small DOF, which stresses the subject and makes the rest
of it blurred, can be obtained by using a telescope lens or selecting a low
aperture value. Conversely, a photo with a large DOF which shows all the
elements on the photo sharply focused can be achieved by using a wide
angle lens or selecting a high aperture value.
55 mm F5.7
Small Depth of Field
55 mm F22
Large Depth of Field
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DOF depends on focal length
The longer the focal length is, the lower the DOF gets. A telescope lens
with a longer focal length than a telescope lens with a short focal length is
better to capture a photo of a low DOF.
DOF depends on the distance between the subject and the
camera
The shorter the distance between the subject and the camera is, the lower
the DOF gets. Therefore, taking a photo close to a subject can result in a
photo of low DOF.
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope lens
A photo captured with a 18 mm
telescope lens
A photo captured with a 100 mm telescope
lens
A photo captured close to the subject
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Optical preview
You can press the Custom button to view the optical preview before
capturing a photo. The camera adjusts the aperture to the predefined
settings and shows the results on the screen. Set the Custom button to
Optical preview. (p. 149)
Composition
It is fun to capture a photo of the beauty of world with a camera. No
matter how the world is beautiful, however, a poor composition cannot
capture the beauty of it.
When it comes to composition, it is very important to prioritize subjects.
Composition in photography means arranging objects in a photo. Usually,
abiding by the rule of thirds leads to a good composition.
Rule of Thirds
To use the rule of thirds, divide the image into a 3x3 pattern of equal
rectangles.
To compose photos that best emphasize the subject, make sure the
subject is located at one of the corners of the center rectangle.
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Using the rule of thirds will create photos with stable and compelling
compositions. Below are a few examples.
Photos with two subjects
If your subject is in one corner of the photo, it creates an unbalanced
composition. You can stabilize the photo by capturing a second subject in
the opposite corner to balance the weight of the photo.
Subject 2
Subject 1
Unstable
Subject 2
Subject 1
Stable
When taking landscape photos, centering the horizon will create an
unbalanced effect. Give more weight to the photo by moving the horizon
up or down.
Subject 1
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 2
Unstable
Stable
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Concepts in Photography
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 F5.0.
Before correction
After correction
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Concepts in Photography
Bounce Photography
Bounce photography refers to the method of bouncing light off of the
ceiling or walls so that the light spreads evenly over the subject. Normally,
photos captured with flash may appear unnatural and cast shadows.
Subjects in photos captured with bounce photography cast no shadows
and look smooth due to evenly spread light.
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Chapter 1
My Camera
Learn about your camera’s layout, display icons, lens, optional accessories,
and basic functions.
My Camera
Getting started
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
(including the body cap and hot-shoe
cover)
AC adapter/USB cable
Rechargeable battery
External flash
Software CD-ROM
(User manual included)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom DVD-ROM
Quick Start Guide
Strap
• The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
• You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center. Samsung is not responsible for any
problems caused by using unauthorized accessories. For information about accessories, refer to page 194.
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My Camera
Camera layout
1
2
3
4 5
No.
Name
1
Mode dial
• t: Smart Auto mode (p. 51)
• P: Program mode (p. 53)
• A: Aperture Priority mode (p. 54)
• S: Shutter Priority mode (p. 55)
• M: Manual mode (p. 56)
• i: Lens Priority mode (p. 57)
• s: Smart mode (p. 60)
• B: Wi-Fi (p. 121)
3
15
6
14
13
6
7
8
9
12
11
10
2
DIRECT LINK button: Start a preset Wi-Fi
function. (p. 31)
3
Microphone
4
Hot-shoe
5
Hot-shoe cover
6
Eyelet for camera strap
7
Image sensor
8
Speaker
No.
Name
Internal antenna
9
* Avoid contact with the internal
antenna while using the wireless
network.
10
Lens release button
11
Lens mount
12
Lens mount index
13
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
14
Power switch
15
Shutter button
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Camera layout
No.
1
Name
Video recording button
Start recording a video.
Status lamp
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
Indicate the status of the camera.
• Blinking: When saving a photo, shooting a video,
sending data to a computer, connecting to WLAN, or
sending a photo.
• Steady: When there is no data transfer, when data
transfer to a computer is complete, or charging the
battery.
MENU button
Access options or menus.
Playback button
Enter Playback mode.
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Camera layout
No.
Name
USB and shutter release port
1
2
5
4
1
Connect the camera to a computer or shutter release. Use a shutter release cable with a tripod
to minimize camera movement.
2
HDMI port
3
4
3
5
Battery chamber/Memory card cover
Insert a memory card and battery.
Display
Touch the screen to select a menu or an option. (p. 35)
Tripod mount
Using the DIRECT LINK button
You can turn on the Wi-Fi feature conveniently by pressing [DIRECT LINK].
Press [DIRECT LINK] again to return to the previous mode.
Setting the DIRECT LINK button
You can select a Wi-Fi function to launch when you press [DIRECT LINK]. (p. 149)
To set a DIRECT
LINK option,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → 5 → Key Mapping → DIRECT LINK → an option.
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My Camera
Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn how to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the
camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Battery lock
Slide the lock up to release the
battery.
Rechargeable battery
Push the card gently until it
disengages from the camera, and
then pull it out of the slot.
Insert a memory card with the goldcolored contacts facing down.
Memory card
Memory card
Insert the battery with the Samsung logo
facing up.
While the status lamp of the camera is blinking, do not remove the memory card
or battery. Doing so may damage the data stored on the memory card or your
camera.
Rechargeable battery
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My Camera
Charging the battery and turning on your camera
Charging the battery
Turning on your camera
Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the battery.
Plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera, and then plug the
other end of the USB cable into the AC adapter.
Set the Power switch to ON.
• To turn your camera off, set the Power switch to OFF.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera for the
first time. (p. 34)
10
1((
Status lamp
• Red light on: Charging
• Red light off: Fully charged
• Red light blinking: Error
• Use only the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with your camera. If you use
another AC adapter, the camera battery may not charge or work properly.
• You can charge the battery with the USB cable only when the camera is turned
off.
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My Camera
Performing the initial setup
When you turn on your camera for the first time, the initial setup screen
appears. The language is preset for the country or region where the
camera is sold. You can change the language as desired. You can also select
an item by touching it on the screen.
4
Press [C/F] to select an item (Year/Month/Day/Hr/Min/
DST).
5
Press [D/I] to set the option, and then press [o].
1
Press [I] to select Time Zone, and then press [F] or [o].
6
Press [I] to select Date Type, and then press [F] or [o].
2
Press [D/I] to select a time zone, and then press [o].
7
Press [D/I] to select a date type, and then press [o].
8
Press [I] to select Time Type, and then press [F] or [o].
9
Press [D/I] to select a time type, and then press [o].
Time Zone
[GMT +00:00] London
[GMT -01:00] Cape Verde
[GMT -02:00] Mid-Atlantic
[GMT -03:00] Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
[GMT -03:30] Newfoundland
Back
3
Set
10 Press [m] to finish the initial setup.
Press [I] to select Date & Time, and then press [F] or [o].
Date & Time
Year Month Day
Back
Hr
Min
DST
Set
• The screen may differ depending on the language selected.
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My Camera
Selecting functions (options)
Flicking: Gently flick your finger across the screen.
Selecting by touch
Do not use sharp objects, such as pens or pencils, to touch the screen. You can
damage the screen.
Touching: Touch an icon to select a menu or an option.
MobileLink
SNS &
Cloud
Remote
Viewfinder
Auto
Backup
Email
• The touch screen may not recognize your inputs if you touch multiple items
at the same time.
• When you touch or drag the screen, discolorations may occur. This is not a
AllShare
Play
Dragging: Touch and hold an area on the screen, and then drag
your finger.
malfunction, but a characteristic of the touch screen. Touch or drag lightly to
minimize the discolorations.
• The touch screen may not work properly if you use the camera in extremely
humid environments.
• The touch screen may not work properly if you apply screen protection film
or other accessories to the screen.
• Depending on the viewing angle, the screen may appear dim. Adjust the
brightness or viewing angle to improve the resolution.
AutoShare
Photo Size
Quality
ISO
White Balance
Back
Select
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My Camera >
Selecting functions (options)
Using m
Press [m] or touch
options or settings.
5
on the screen, and then change shooting
• You can also drag the option list, and then touch an option.
• Press [m] or touch Back to go back to the previous menu.
E.g. Selecting the photo size in P mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to P.
2
Press [m] or touch
3
Press [C] → [D/I] to move to 1, and then press [o].
.
• You can also touch 1 on the screen.
4
Scroll the jog dial or press [D/I] to move to an option,
and then press [o].
AutoShare
5472x3648 (3:2)
Photo Size
3888x2592 (3:2)
Quality
2976x1984 (3:2)
ISO
1728x1152 (3:2)
White Balance
5472x3080 (16:9)
Back
6
Set
Press [m] or touch Back to switch to Shooting mode.
Scroll the jog dial or press [D/I] to move to Photo Size,
and then press [o].
• You can also drag the option list, and then touch an option.
AutoShare
Photo Size
Quality
ISO
White Balance
Back
Select
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My Camera >
Selecting functions (options)
4
Using the Smart panel
Press [f] or touch
on the screen to access some functions such as
Exposure, ISO, and White Balance.
Scroll the jog dial or press [C/F] to adjust the exposure
value, and then press [o].
• You can also drag the dial on the screen, and then select Set to
adjust the option.
EV : 0.0
E.g. Adjust the exposure value in P mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to P.
2
Press [f] or touch
.
Back
3
Set
Press [D/I/C/F] to move to EV, and then press [o].
• You can directly select an option by scrolling the jog dial without
having to press [o].
• You can also select an option by touching it.
EV : 0.0
You can adjust some options by
dragging them.
Back
Adjust
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My Camera
Display icons
In Shooting mode
Icon
Capturing photos
1
London
Description
Icon
Auto focus frame
AF mode (p. 79)
Spot metering area
Focus area
Camera shake
Face detection
Manual focus scale
White Balance (p. 75)
White Balance micro adjustment
Level gauge (p. 39)
2
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) (p. 88)
Histogram (p. 149)
Z on
Focus
Z ratio
Shutter speed
3
RAW file
Aperture value
Icon
ISO sensitivity (p. 74)
Description
Shooting mode
Current date
* These icons appear when you attach an optional GPS
module.
** Photos that were captured without inserting a memory
card cannot be transferred to a memory card or a computer.
Current time
GPS activated*
London
Location information*
Dynamic Range (p. 99)
Exposure adjustment value
1. Shooting information
Description
3. Shooting options (Touch)
Icon
Description
Change Smart mode***
AutoShare
2. Shooting options
Touch AF options
Description
Shooting options
Memory card not inserted**
Photo size
Smart panel
Auto exposure lock (p. 102)
Drive mode
Available number of photos
Flash (p. 93)
•
•
•
Flash intensity adjustment
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red): Empty (recharge
the battery)
Icon
*** This icon appears only when you select Smart mode.
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
Metering (p. 96)
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My Camera >
Display icons
2. Shooting options
Recording videos
1
Icon
Description
Video size
AF mode (p. 79)
2
Metering (p. 96)
White Balance (p. 75)
About the level gauge
The level gauge helps you align the camera with
the horizontal and vertical lines on the display.
If the level gauge is not level, calibrate the level
gauge using the Horizontal Calibration function.
(p. 151)
Vertical
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
(p. 88)
White Balance micro adjustment
1. Shooting information
Icon
Fader (p. 104)
Description
Multi Motion (p. 104)
Shooting mode
Voice recording off (p. 105)
Horizontal
Current recording time/Available
recording time
•
•
•
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red): Empty (recharge the
battery)
▲ Level
▲ Unlevel
The icons displayed will change according to the
mode you select or the options you set.
You cannot use the level gauge when you shoot
in portrait orientation.
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure value
ISO sensitivity (p. 74)
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My Camera >
Display icons
In Playback mode
Viewing photos
1
Playing videos
London
Mode
F No
Shutter
ISO
Metering
Flash
Focal Length
White Balance
EV
Photo Size
Date
2
Information
3
London
Stop
Icon
Description
No.
Description
Continuously captured file
1
2
Captured photo
Playback speed
RGB histogram (p. 149)
Multi Motion
Shooting mode, Metering, Flash,
White Balance, Aperture value, Shttuer
speed, ISO, Focal length, Exposure value,
Photo size, Date, Location information
Current playback time
Current file/The total number of files
Folder number - File number
File with location information
London
Location information
RAW file
Protected file
3
Icon
3D file
/
View previous file/Scan backward.
(Each time you touch the scan
backward icon, you change the scan
speed in this order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
/
Pause or resume playback.
/
View next file/Scan forward. (Each
time you touch the scan forward
icon, you change the scan speed in
this order: 2X, 4X, 8X.)
Playback/Editing menu (Touch)
Editing photos (Touch)
Trimming a video (Touch)
Viewing image thumbnails (Touch)
Description
Video length
Print information added to file (p. 113)
m
Capture
Adjust the volume or mute the
sound.
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My Camera >
Display icons
Changing the information displayed
Press [D] repeatedly to change the display type.
Mode
Display type
• Display shooting options at the right of the display,
Shooting
Playback
AutoShare, Touch AF, and basic shooting information
(Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure
value, ISO sensitivity, AEL).
• Display all information about shooting including
histogram, date, and time. (p. 149)
• Hide information about shooting except basic shooting
information.
• Basic shooting information and the level gauge.
• Basic information
• Display all information about the current file.
• Display all information about the current file including
RGB histogram.
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My Camera
Lenses
You can purchase optional lenses made exclusively for your NX series
camera.
Learn about the functions of each lens and select one that suits your needs
and preferences.
Lens layout
SAMSUNG 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OIS III lens (example)
8
1
2
No.
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Focus ring (p. 87)
4
Lens hood mount index
5
Lens
6
i-Function button (p. 57)
7
AF/MF switch (p. 79)
8
Lens contacts
Zoom ring
When not using the lens, attach the lens cap and lens mount cover to protect
the lens from dust and scratches.
3
4
5
6
7
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My Camera >
Lenses
SAMSUNG 20-50 mm F3.5-5.6 ED II lens (example)
Locking or unlocking the lens
7
To lock the lens, pull and hold the zoom lock switch away from the camera
body and rotate the zoom ring as shown in the illustration.
1
2
6
3
5
4
No.
Description
1
2
Lens mount index
3
Lens
4
Focus ring (p. 87)
5
i-Function button (p. 57)
6
Zoom ring
7
Lens contacts
Zoom lock switch
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My Camera >
Lenses
To unlock the lens, rotate the zoom ring as shown in the illustation until
you hear the click.
SAMSUNG 16 mm F2.4 lens (example)
5
1
2
3
4
You cannot capture a photo when the lens is locked.
No.
Description
1
2
3
i-Function button (p. 57)
4
Lens
5
Lens contacts
Lens mount index
Focus ring (p. 87)
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Lenses
Lens markings
No.
Find out what the numbers on the lens signify.
1
Description
Aperture value
SAMSUNG 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS lens (example)
A range of supported aperture values. For example, 1:3.5–6.3 means
the maximum aperture value range from 3.5 to 6.3.
Focal length
2
The distance from the middle of the lens to its focal point (in
millimeters). This figure is expressed in a range: minimum focal length
to maximum focal length of the lens.
Longer focal lengths result in narrower angles of view and the subject
is magnified. Shorter focal lengths result in wider angles of view.
ED
3
ED stands for Extra-low Dispersion. Extra-low dispersion glass is
effective in minimizing chromatic aberration (a distortion that occurs
when a lens fails to focus all colors to the same convergence point).
OIS (p. 88)
1
2
3 4 5
4
Optical Image Stabilization. Lenses with this feature can detect
camera shake and effectively cancel out the movement inside the
camera.
Ø
5
The lens diameter. When you attach a filter to the lens, make sure that
the diameters of the lens and the filter are the same.
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My Camera
Accessories
You can use accessories including external flash and GPS module that can
help you capture better and more convenient photos.
For more information about optional accessories, refer to the manual for
each accessory.
External flash layout
SEF8A (example)
1
• The illustrations may differ from the actual items.
• You can purchase Samsung-approved accessories at a retailer or a Samsung
service center. Samsung is not responsible for damage caused by using
another manufacturer's accessories.
2
3
No.
Description
1
Bulb
2
Hot-shoe fastening dial
3
Hot-shoe connection
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Accessories
Connecting the external flash
1
Remove the hot-shoe cover from the camera.
2
Mount the flash by sliding it into the hot-shoe.
3
Lock the flash into place by turning the hot-shoe fastening dial
clockwise.
4
Lift up the flash for use.
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My Camera >
Accessories
• You can capture a photo with a flash that is not fully charged, but it is
•
•
•
•
•
recommended to use a fully charged flash.
Refer to the optional accessories page for available external flashes. (p. 194)
The available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the
flash fires a second time.
SEF8A may not be compatible with other NX series cameras.
For more details about optional flashes, refer to the user manual for the flash.
Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible flashes may damage
your camera.
SEF220A (example) (optional)
7
8
1
2
3
6
5
4
No.
Description
1
Display icons
2
READY lamp/Test button
3
MODE button
4
Flash release button
5
POWER button
6
Battery cover
7
Bulb
8
TELE/WIDE mode switch
9
Hot-shoe connection
9
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My Camera >
Accessories
GPS module layout (optional)
1
Attaching the GPS module
1
Remove the hot-shoe cover from the camera.
2
Mount the GPS module by sliding it into the hot-shoe.
2
3
4
5
No.
Description
1
Status lamp
2
POWER button
3
Hot-shoe fastening dial
4
Hot-shoe connection
5
Battery cover
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Accessories
3
Lock the GPS module into place by turning the hot-shoe
fastening dial towards LOCK.
4
Press the power button of the GPS module.
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My Camera
Shooting modes
Two simple shooting modes—Smart Auto and Smart mode—help you
capture photos with numerous automatic settings. Additional modes
allow for greater customization of settings.
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.
1
Rotate the mode dial to t.
2
Align your subject in the frame.
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• The camera selects a scene. An appropriate scene icon appears at
the screen.
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Shooting modes
Recognizable scenes
Icon
Icon
Description
Description
Blue skies
Landscapes
Forested areas typically consist of green-colored subjects
Scenes with bright white backgrounds
Close-up photos of colorful subjects
Landscapes at night
Camera is stabilized on a tripod and the subject is not moving for a
certain period of time. (when shooting in the dark)
Portraits at night
Actively moving subjects
Landscapes with backlighting
Fireworks (when using a tripod)
Portraits with backlighting
Portraits
Close-up photos of objects
Close-up photos of text
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• The camera may detect different scenes, even the same subjects, depending
Sunsets
Indoors, dark
•
Partially lit
•
Close-up with spot lighting
•
Portraits with spot lighting
•
on external factors such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the
subject.
If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses the
default settings for the Smart Auto mode.
Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode
depending on the subject's position or lighting.
Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the tripod mode ( ) if
the subject is moving.
The camera consumes more battery power, because it changes settings often
to select appropriate scenes.
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
P Program mode
The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture value so that
an optimal exposure value can be achieved.
This mode is useful when you want to capture shots of constant exposure
while being able to adjust other settings.
1
Rotate the mode dial to P.
2
Set the desired options.
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
Program Shift
Program Shift function lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture
value while the camera maintains the same exposure. When you scroll the
jog dial to the left, the shutter speed decreases and the aperture value
increases. When you scroll the jog dial to the right, the shutter speed
increases and the aperture value decreases.
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
A Aperture Priority mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to A.
In Aperture Priority mode, the camera automatically calculates shutter
speed according to the aperture value you choose.
2
Scroll the jog dial to adjust the aperture value.
• You can also adjust the aperture value by pressing [f], moving to
the aperture value, and then scrolling the jog dial or dragging the
screen.
You can adjust the depth of field (DOF) by changing the aperture value.
This mode is useful for taking portraits and landscape shots.
3
Set the desired options.
4
Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
In low-light settings, you may need to increase the ISO sensitivity to prevent
blurred photos.
Large Depth of Field
Small Depth of Field
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Shooting modes
S Shutter Priority mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to S.
In Shutter Priority mode, the camera automatically adjusts the aperture
value according to the shutter speed you choose. This mode is useful for
capturing photos of fast-moving subjects or for creating tracer effects in a
photo.
2
Scroll the jog dial to adjust the shutter speed.
For example, set the shutter speed to over 1/500 s to freeze the subject. To
make the subject appear blurred set the shutter speed to below 1/30 s.
• You can also adjust the shutter speed by pressing [f], moving to
the shutter speed, and then scrolling the jog dial or dragging the
screen.
3
Set the desired options.
4
Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
In order to compensate for the reduced amount of light allowed by fast shutter
speeds, open the aperture and let in more light. If your photos are still too dark,
increase the ISO value.
Slow shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
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My Camera >
Shooting modes
M Manual mode
Manual mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture value
manually. In this mode, you can fully control the exposure of your photos.
This mode is useful in controlled shooting environments, such as a studio,
or when it is necessary to fine-tune camera settings. The Manual mode is
also recommended for shooting night scenes or fireworks.
1
Rotate the mode dial to M.
2
Scroll the jog dial to adjust the shutter speed.
3
Press and hold [W], and then rotate the mode dial to adjust
the aperture value.
Framing mode
When you adjust the aperture value or shutter speed, the exposure
changes according to the settings, so the display may darken. With this
function on, the brightness of the display is constant regardless of the
settings, so you can better frame your shot.
To use Framing
Mode,
In Shooting mode, press [m] → 1 → Framing Mode
→ an option.
• You can also adjust the shutter speed or the aperture value by
pressing [f], moving to the shutter speed or the aperture value,
and then scrolling the jog dial or dragging the screen.
4
Set the desired options.
5
Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
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Shooting modes
Using the Bulb function
i Lens Priority mode
Use the Bulb function to shoot night scenes or the night sky. While you are
pressing [Shutter], the shutter is left open so you can create moving light
effects.
To use a bulb,
Completely scroll the jog dial to the left to Bulb → Press and
hold [Shutter] for the desired time.
• If you set a high ISO value or open the shutter for a long time, image noise
may increase.
• Drive options, flash, and One touch shot cannot be used with the Bulb
•
•
•
•
function.
The Bulb function is available only in Manual mode.
Use a tripod and shutter release to prevent your camera from shaking.
The longer you open the shutter, the longer it takes to save a photo. Do not
turn the camera off while the camera saves a photo.
If you use this function for a long time, use a fully charged battery.
Using i-Function in P/A/S/M modes
When you use the i-Function button on an i-Function lens, you can
manually select and adjust shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value,
ISO sensitivity, and White Balance on the lens.
1
Rotate the mode dial to P, A, S, or M.
2
Press [i-Function] on the lens to select a setting.
• You can also press [i-Function], and then press [C/F] or drag the
screen to select a setting.
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3
Shooting modes
Adjust the focus ring to select an option.
• You can also scroll the jog dial or drag the screen to select an
option.
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Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to
capture the photo.
Available options
Shooting mode
P
A
S
M
3D
Aperture
-
O
-
O
-
Shutter Speed
-
-
O
O
-
EV
O
O
O
-
O
ISO
O
O
O
O
-
White Balance
O
O
O
O
O
Z
O
O
O
O
-
• To select items to appear when you press [i-Function] on the lens in Shooting
mode, press [m] → 5 → iFn Customizing → an item.
• This function is not available when you set 3D Auto Mode in 3D mode.
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