Samsung | SAMSUNG PL150 | Samsung PL150 User Manual

This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
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User Manual
PL150/PL151
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Appendixes
Index
Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and ensure peak performance of your camera.
Prevent damage to subjects’ eyesight
Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or
others
Do not use the flash in close proximity (closer than 1 m/3 ft) to
people or animals. Using the flash too close to your subject’s
eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your
camera or other equipment
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
• 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 a fire or electric
shock.
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.
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.
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Health and safety information
Safety precautions
• 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
allergies, itchy skin, eczema, or swelling for people with
sensitive skin. If you have experience any of these symptoms,
stop using the camera immediately and consult a doctor.
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.
• Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or
poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
• Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an
extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode
over time and cause serious damage to your camera.
• Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on
beaches or in other similar areas.
• Protect your camera 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.
Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from
damage
• Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very
hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F).
Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your
batteries and can cause memory cards to malfunction.
• Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as
this can create a connection between the + and – terminals
of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery
damage. Also, this may cause a 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, dirts, or foreign substances to come in
contact with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the
camera to malfunction.
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Health and safety information
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
card.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
or pressure.
• Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
• Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
• Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
recharged before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm
and humid one, condensation can form on the delicate electronic
circuitry and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour
until all moisture has evaporated before using the camera.
Protect your camera’s lens
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor
the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
• Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
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.
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Organization of the user manual
Basic functions
Copyright information
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Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
t Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
t Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
t HDMI, the HDMI logo and the
term "High Definition Multimedia
Interface" are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
Extended functions
28
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Shooting options
41
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
t Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be
changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera
functions.
t For Open Source License information, refer to the
“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
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Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to
connect your camera to your computer, photo printer,
TV, or HDTV.
Appendixes
Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and
maintenance tips.
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Indications used in this manual
Icons used in this manual
Shooting mode
Indication
Smart Auto
S
Additional information
Auto
a
Safety warnings and precautions
Program
p
DUAL IS
d
Beauty Shot
b
Night
N
Scene
s
Movie
v
Icon
Function
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] (represents the
shutter button)
( )
Page number of related information
→
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select Shooting → White
Balance (represents select Shooting, and then White
Balance).
*
Annotation
Shooting mode icons
These icons indicate that a function is available in the
corresponding modes. The s mode may not support functions
for all scenes.
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation Definition
e.g.)
Available in the
Program, DUAL IS,
and Movie modes
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ACB
Auto Contrast Balance
AEB
Auto Exposure Bracket
AF
Auto Focus
DIS
Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
OIS
Optical Image Stabilization
WB
White Balance
Expressions used in this manual
Pressing the shutter
Exposure (Brightness)
• Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
• Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO speed. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Half-press [Shutter]
Press [Shutter]
Normal exposure
Subject, background, and composition
• Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
• Background: the objects around the subject
• Composition: the combination of a subject and background
Background
Composition
Subject
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Overexposure (too bright)
Common questions
You can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options.
The subject's eyes
appear red.
This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash.
• Set the flash option to
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 45)
Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 73)
• If the photo has already been taken, select
Photos have dust
spots.
Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash.
• Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
Photos are blurred.
This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
• Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 26)
• Use the d mode. (p. 33)
Photos are blurred
when shooting at
night.
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
• Rotate the mode dial to N. (p. 31)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 45)
• Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
• Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
Subjects come out
too dark because of
backlighting.
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between
the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded.
• Avoid shooting in front of the sun.
• Select
Backlight in the s mode. (p. 30)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 45)
• Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 54)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 54)
Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 55)
• Set the metering option to
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
s mode > Portrait  30
b mode  32
Self-portrait mode  37
Children mode  38
Couple mode  38
Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
 45
• Face Detection  50
•
•
•
•
•
•
Taking photos at night or in the dark
•
•
•
•
s mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks  30
N mode  31
Flash options  45
ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  46
Taking action photos
• Continuous, Motion Capture  57
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• s mode > Close Up, Text  30
• Macro,
Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  47
• White Balance (to change the color tone)  55
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  46
• EV (to adjust exposure)  54
• ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds)  54
• Metering  55
• AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with
different exposures)  57
Applying a different effect
• Photo styles (to apply tones)  58
• Smart filter effects  59
• Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast)  60
Reducing camera shake
• Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)  24
• d mode  33
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• Viewing files by category in
Smart Album  63
• Deleting all files on the
memory card  65
• Viewing files as a slide show
 67
• Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
 75
• Connecting your camera to a
computer  77
• Adjusting sound and volume
 86
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display  86
• Changing the display
language  86
• Setting the date and time
 87
• Formatting the memory card
 87
• Troubleshooting  96
Contents
Basic functions ................................................................
Unpacking .........................................................................
Camera layout . ..................................................................
Inserting the battery and memory card ..............................
Charging the battery and turning your camera on ..............
Charging the battery .............................................................
Turning on your camera ........................................................
Performing the initial setup .................................................
Learning icons ...................................................................
Selecting options ...............................................................
Setting the display and sound ............................................
Changing the display type .....................................................
Setting the sound . ...............................................................
Taking photos ....................................................................
Turning on the front display . ..................................................
Zooming . ............................................................................
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ...............................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ..........................................
Recording a video ................................................................
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ................................
Taking photos with the front display ...................................
Using the Self-portrait mode . ................................................
Using the Couple mode . ......................................................
Using the Children mode .....................................................
Recording a video with the front display . ................................
Recording voice memos ....................................................
Recording a voice memo ......................................................
Adding a voice memo to a photo ...........................................
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Shooting options ............................................................. 41
Selecting a resolution and quality .......................................
Selecting a resolution ...........................................................
Selecting image quality .........................................................
Using the timer . .................................................................
Shooting in the dark ...........................................................
Preventing red-eye ...............................................................
Using the flash .....................................................................
Adjusting the ISO speed .......................................................
Changing the camera’s focus . ...........................................
Using macro ........................................................................
Using auto focus ..................................................................
Using tracking auto focus . ....................................................
Adjusting the focus area .......................................................
Using face detection ..........................................................
Detecting faces . ..................................................................
Taking a smile shot ...............................................................
Detecting eye blinking . .........................................................
Extended functions ......................................................... 28
Shooting modes ................................................................
Using the Smart Auto mode ..................................................
Using the Scene mode . .......................................................
Using the frame guide ..........................................................
Using the Night mode . .........................................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................
Using the DUAL IS mode ......................................................
Using the Program mode ......................................................
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Contents
Using smart face recognition ................................................
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) ...........................
Adjusting brightness and color ...........................................
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .....................................
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) .....................................
Changing the metering option ...............................................
Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................
Using burst modes . ...........................................................
Improving your photos .......................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Applying smart filter effects ....................................................
Adjusting your photos ...........................................................
Transferring files to your computer (for Windows) . .............
Transferring files using Intelli-studio .........................................
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable
disk . ...................................................................................
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ..........................
Transferring files to your computer (for Mac) ......................
Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ................
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53
54
54
54
55
55
57
58
58
59
60
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81
82
83
Appendixes ...................................................................... 84
Camera settings menu ....................................................... 85
Accessing the settings menu ................................................ 85
Sound . ............................................................................... 86
Display ................................................................................ 86
Settings . ............................................................................. 87
Error messages . ................................................................ 90
Camera maintenance . ....................................................... 91
Cleaning your camera . ......................................................... 91
About memory cards ............................................................ 92
About the battery ................................................................. 93
Before contacting a service center ..................................... 96
Camera specifications . ...................................................... 99
Index ................................................................................ 104
Playback/Editing ............................................................. 61
Playing back ......................................................................
Starting Playback mode ........................................................
Viewing photos ....................................................................
Playing a video . ...................................................................
Playing voice memos . ..........................................................
Editing a photo . .................................................................
Resizing photos ...................................................................
Rotating a photo ..................................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Applying smart filter effects ....................................................
Correcting exposure problems ..............................................
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV . ..........................................
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Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.
Unpacking
……………………………………………… 12
Camera layout …………………………………………… 13
Inserting the battery and memory card ……………… 15
Charging the battery and turning your camera on …… 16
Charging the battery ……………………………………
Turning on your camera …………………………………
Performing the initial setup
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…………………………… 17
Learning icons …………………………………………… 18
Selecting options ………………………………………… 19
Setting the display and sound ………………………… 21
Changing the display type ………………………………
Setting the sound ………………………………………
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21
Taking photos …………………………………………… 22
Turning on the front display ……………………………
Zooming …………………………………………………
Reducing camera shake (OIS) …………………………
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Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 26
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
AC adapter/USB cable
User Manual CD-ROM
Quick Start Manual
Rechargeable battery
Strap
The illustrations may differ from your actual items.
Optional accessories
Camera case
Memory card
(microSDTM)
A/V cable
Basic functions
Battery charger
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HDMI cable
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.
POWER button
Front LCD button
Shutter button
Speaker
Flash
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Front display
Microphone
Lens
Tripod mount
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or A/V cable
HDMI port
Battery chamber cover
Accepts HDMI cable
Insert a memory card and battery
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Camera layout
Zoom button
t Zoom in or out in Shooting mode.
t Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as
thumbnails in Playback mode.
t Adjust volume in Playback mode.
Status lamp
t Blinking: When saving a photo or
video, being read by a computer or
printer, or out of focus
t Steady: When connecting to a
computer or in focus
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Main display
1
Mode dial
Icon
Button
Mode
Description
S
Smart Auto
Take a photo by letting the camera select a scene mode
as it detects
a
Auto
Take a photo quickly and easily with minimal settings
Description
m
Access options or menus
In Shooting mode
D Change the display option
p
Program
Take a photo by setting options
d
DUAL IS
Take a photo with options suitable for reducing camera
shake
Navigation
b
Beauty Shot
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial
imperfections
N
Night
Take a photo with options for shooting at night
s
Scene
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene
v
Movie
Record a video
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While setting
Move up
M
Change the macro option
Move down
F
Change the flash option
Move left
t
Change the timer option
Move right
o
Confirm the highlighted option or menu
Playback
Enter Playback mode
Function
t Access options in Shooting mode
t Delete files in Playback mode
Inserting the battery and memory card
Learn to insert the battery and an optional microSDTM memory card into the camera.
Removing the battery and memory card
Push gently until the card
disengages from the
camera and then pull it out
of the slot.
Memory card
Insert a memory card with
the gold-colored contacts
facing up.
Battery lock
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
Battery
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing up.
The internal memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
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Charging the battery and turning your camera on
Charging the battery
Turning on your camera
Before using the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter and then plug
the end of cable with the indicator light into your camera.
Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.
t The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time. (p. 17)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode
immediately.
Indicator light
t Red: Charging
t Green: Fully charged
When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [P] for about
5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
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Performing the initial setup
The initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the camera's basic settings.
1
Press [POWER].
2
Press [t] to select Language and press [t] or [o].
t The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time.
5
Press [F] or [t] to select a time zone and press [o].
t To set the daylight-saving time, press [D].
Back
3
Press [D] or [M] to select a language and press
[o].
4
Press [D] or [M] to select Time Zone (Time Zone)
and press [t] or [o].
DST
6
Press [D] or [M] to select Date & Time (Date &
Time) and press [t] or [o].
7
Press [F] or [t] to select an item.
Language
: English
Date & Time
: 10/01/01
Time Zone
: London
yyyy mm dd
2010 / 01 / 01 10:00
Back
8
Basic functions
Off
Set
Press [D] or [M] to set the date and time or select a
date format, and press [o].
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Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
A
Icon
C. Icons on the left
Description
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
B
Icon
Description
Aperture and shutter speed
Long time shutter
Zoom ratio
Current date and time
Exposure value
White balance
C
B. Icons on the right
Icon
Face retouch
Photo resolution
A. Information
Icon
Face tone
Description
ISO speed
Description
Video resolution
Selected shooting mode
Frame rate
Available number of photos
Photo quality
Available recording time
Metering option
Image adjustment
(contrast, sharpness, saturation)
Internal memory
Flash option
Burst type
Memory card inserted
Timer option
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
t
t
t
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
(Red) : Charging needed
Voice memo
Photo style
Smart filter effect
Auto focus option
Face detection
Voice muted
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Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [m] and using the navigation buttons ([D], [M], [F], [t]).
You can also access shooting options by pressing [f] but some options are not available.
1
2
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Going back to the previous menu
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or
menu.
Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
t To move left or right, press [F] or [t].
t To move up or down, press [D] or [M].
EV
Back
3
Move
Press [o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
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Selecting options
E.g. Selecting a white balance option in the P mode
1
2
Rotate the mode dial to p.
3
Press [D] or [M] to scroll to Shooting and then
press [t] or [o].
4
Press [D] or [M] to scroll to White Balance and then
press [t] or [o].
Photo Size
Quality
EV
ISO
White Balance
Face Detection
Smart FR Edit
Press [m].
Photo Size
Shooting
Sound
Quality
Exit
EV
Back
ISO
Display
White Balance
Settings
Face Detection
5
Press [F] or [t] to scroll to a white balance option.
Smart FR Edit
Exit
Change
Daylight
Back
6
Basic functions
Press [o].
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Move
Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic settings for the display and sound according to your preferences.
Changing the display type
Setting the sound
Select a style of display for Shooting or Playback mode.
Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you
operate your camera.
Press [D] repeatedly to change a display type.
1
2
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m].
Select Sound “ Beep Sound “ an option.
Show all photographic
information.
Mode
Description
Shooting
t Display all information about shooting
t Hide information about shooting, except the
available number of photos (or available recording
time) and the battery icon
Playback
t Display all information about the current photo
t Hide all information about the current file
t Display information about the current file, except the
shooting settings and captured date
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Option
Description
Off
The camera does not emit any sounds.
1/2/3
The camera emits sounds.
Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode.
1
Rotate the mode dial to a.
2
Align your subject in the frame.
3
4
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
t A green frame means the subject in focus.
Press [Shutter] to take a photo.
See page 26 for tips to get clearer photos.
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Taking photos
Turning on the front display
Zooming
The front display will help you take a self-portraits or photos
of children. You can also use the Couple mode with the front
display. (p. 37)
You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 5X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using
both, you can zoom in up to 25 times.
Press [Front LCD] to turn on the front display.
Rotate [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Rotate [Zoom]
left to zoom out.
Zoom ratio
Zoom out
t When you set timer options, the front display will remain active. (p. 43)
t When you turn on the front display, the icons on the main display may
not be shown and the main display may dim.
t When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
be able to see the front display clearly.
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Zoom in
Taking photos
Digital zoom
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you
use the digital zoom.
Optical range
Zoom indicator
Digital range
t The digital zoom is not available when using S, d, b,
s (in some scenes), N, and v modes and when used with
Face Detection and Smart Filter.
t It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom.
apbNsv
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
Before correction
1
2
After correction
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ OIS “ an option.
Option
Description
Off: Deactivate the OIS function.
On: Activate the OIS function.
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Taking photos
t OIS may not function properly when:
- you move your camera to follow a moving subject
- you use digital zoom
- there is too much camera shake
- the shutter speed is slow (e.g., when in the N mode)
- the battery is low
- you take a close-up shot
t If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when
you use a tripod.
t If the camera is impacted, the display will be blurry. In this case, turn
off the camera and turn it on again to use the OIS function correctly.
t In some scene modes, the OIS function is unavailable.
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Tips for getting a clearer photo
Reducing camera shake
Holding your camera correctly
t Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 24)
t Select the d mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 33)
Make sure nothing is
blocking the lens.
When H is displayed
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. Focus and exposure will be
adjusted automatically.
Camera shake
When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to
Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be
harder to hold the camera still.
t Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 45)
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 46)
The aperture value and shutter
speed are automatically set.
Focus frame
t Press [Shutter] to take the photo
if displayed in green.
t Change the frame and half-press
[Shutter] again if displayed in red.
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
t When you take photos in low light
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
- there is little contrast between the subject and background
-
Turn on the flash.
(p. 45)
(When your subject is wearing a color of clothing that is similar to the
background)
the light source behind the subject is too bright
the subject is shiny
the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
t When subjects are moving fast
Use the continuous
or motion capture
function. (p. 57)
Use the focus lock
Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus,
you can reposition the frame to change the composition.
When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo.
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Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.
Shooting modes ………………………………………… 29
Using the Smart Auto mode ……………………………
Using the Scene mode …………………………………
Using the frame guide …………………………………
Using the Night mode …………………………………
Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………………
Using the DUAL IS mode ………………………………
Using the Program mode ………………………………
Recording a video ………………………………………
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ………………
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Taking photos with the front display …………………… 37
Using the Self-portrait mode ……………………………
Using the Couple mode …………………………………
Using the Children mode ………………………………
Recording a video with the front display ………………
Recording voice memos
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Recording a voice memo ……………………………… 40
Adding a voice memo to a photo ……………………… 40
Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Using the Smart Auto mode
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In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a defected type of scene. It will be
helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various
scenes.
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2
Description
Appears when taking portraits at night.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes with
backlighting.
Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.
Rotate the mode dial to S.
Appears when taking portraits.
Align your subject in the frame.
Appears when taking close-up photos of objects.
t The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
Appears when taking close-up photos of text.
Appears when taking photos of sunsets.
Appears when taking photos of clear skies.
Appears when taking photos of forested areas.
Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful
subjects.
Appears when taking close-up portraits of people.
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Appears when the camera and subject are stable for
a while. This is available only when you are shooting
in the dark.
Description
Appears when taking photos of actively moving
subjects.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes.
Appears when taking photos of bright white
backgrounds.
Appears when taking photos of fireworks. This is
available only when you use a tripod.
Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.
This is available only when the flash is off.
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Shooting modes
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4
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Using the Scene mode
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene.
t If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, R will
appear and the default settings will be used.
t Even if there is a face detected, the camera may not select a portrait
mode depending on the subject's position or lighting.
t The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
environments, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the
subject.
t Even if you use a tripod, the mode may not be detected depending
on the subject's movement.
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2
Rotate the mode dial to s.
Select a scene.
Portrait
This mode is appropriate for taking pictures
of faces.
t To change the scene mode, press [m] and select Scene
“a scene.
t For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide" on
page 31.
t For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 31.
3
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Shooting modes
Using the frame guide
Using the Night mode
When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can
compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame
guide will help the other person take a photo of you by showing
the part of the pre-composed scene.
Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for shooting at
night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking.
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2
3
Rotate the mode dial to s.
Select Frame Guide.
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2
3
Align your subject in the frame and press [Shutter].
t Transparent guides will appear on the left and right of the
frame.
Rotate the mode dial to N.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode
In the Night mode, you can catch brief flashes of light as curved
streaks by extending the exposure. Use a slow shutter speed
to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture
value to prevent overexposure.
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2
3
Cancel Frame: OK
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5
Ask another person to take a photo.
Rotate the mode dial to N.
Press [m].
Select Shooting “ Long Time Shutter.
t The person must align the subject in the frame by using the
guides, and then press [Shutter] to take the photo.
To cancel the guides, press [o].
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Shooting modes
4 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.
Using the Beauty Shot mode
Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections.
Aperture value
Shutter speed
1 Rotate the mode dial to b.
2 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face
Aperture
only), press [m].
Back
3 Select Shooting → Face Tone → an option.
Move
• Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter.
5 Select an option.
Level 2
• If you select AUTO, the aperture value or shutter speed will be
adjusted automatically.
6 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
7 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
Back
Move
4 To hide facial imperfections, press [m].
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Shooting modes
5
Select Shooting “ Face Retouch “an option.
Using the DUAL IS mode
t Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of
imperfections.
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilization functions.
Level 3
Before correction
Back
After correction
Move
6
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
7
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
1
2
3
Rotate the mode dial to d.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
t The digital zoom will not work in this mode.
t The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light
source that is brighter than fluorescent light.
t If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
t Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to reduce camera shake in
different shooting modes. (p. 24)
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Shooting modes
Using the Program mode
Recording a video
Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value)
in the Program mode.
Record videos of up to 20 minutes in length in high definition.
The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) file.
1
2
Rotate the mode dial to p.
3
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter]
to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
t H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format
established by international standard organizations ISO/IEC and ITU-T.
t Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. In this
case, set a lower resolution. (p. 42)
t When the Optical Image Stabilization is activated, your video may be
recorded with the OIS operation sound.
Set options.
(For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
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2
3
Rotate the mode dial to v.
Press [m].
Select Movie “ Frame Rate “a frame rate (the
number of frames per second).
t As the number of frames increases, action appears more
natural, but the file size is increased.
60 FPS is available only when the video resolution is 320 x 240.
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Shooting modes
4
5
Press [m].
To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this function, you can record your favorite scenes as
a single video.
Select Movie “ Voice “a sound option.
Option Description
On: Record a video with sound. (While you are zooming,
sound recording will be interrupted.)
Press [o] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume.
Off: Record a video without sound.
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7
8
Set other options as desired.
(For options, refer to “Shooting options.”)
Press [Shutter] to start recording.
Stop
Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
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Pause
Shooting modes
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode
In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate
camera settings based on a detected type of scene.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press [Shutter] to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
t If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, r will not
change and the default settings will be used.
t The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting
environments, such as camera shake, lighting and distance to the
subject.
Rotate the mode dial to v.
Press [m].
Select Movie “ Smart Scene Detection “ On.
Align your subject in the frame.
t The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate
mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen.
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Description
Appears when recording videos of landscapes.
Appears when recording videos of clear skies.
Appears when recording videos of forested areas.
Appears when recording videos of sunsets.
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Taking photos with the front display
The front display will help take self-portraits or photos of children. You can also use the Couple mode with the front display.
t When you press [Front LCD] repeatedly, the shooting mode changes from Self-portrait mode to Couple mode or to Children mode.
When recording videos, you cannot use the Couple mode.
t In some shooting modes, the front display does not display a frame to indicate the detected face and the Self-portrait mode and
the Couple mode are not available.
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Using the Self-portrait mode
Take photos of yourself conveniently using the front display.
In Shooting mode, press [Front LCD] once.
t Your camera will detect your face automatically and display a
frame to indicate the detected face.
You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it detects a
smiling face while taking a photo with the front display. (p. 89)
2
3
Extended functions
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
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Taking photos with the front display
Using the Couple mode
Using the Children mode
This mode detects two subjects leaning in toward each other and
automatically captures images of posing couples.
In this mode, you can draw children’s attention to the camera by
showing a short animation on the front display.
1
1
In Shooting mode, press [Front LCD] twice.
t The white frame means that the faces are recognized.
t The green frame means that the faces are in focus when you
half-press [Shutter].
2
Lean in toward each other in the frame.
2
3
In Shooting mode, press [Front LCD] three times.
t An animation will play.
Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter].
Press [Shutter] to take the photo.
t The camera will detect two faces of the subjects at the same distance
from the camera.
t The camera may not detect the composition depending on the pose
of couples.
Extended functions
t You can download animations from the website.
Visit www.samsung.com or www.samsungimaging.com for more
information.
t You can add sounds to animations to draw children's attention. (p. 86)
t You can set the camera to automatically release the shutter when it
detects a smiling face while using the Children mode. (p. 89)
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Taking photos with the front display
Recording a video with the front display
Recording a video in the Self-portrait mode
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2
3
4
Rotate the mode dial to v.
Press [Front LCD] once.
Press [Shutter] to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
Recording a video in the Children mode
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2
3
4
Rotate the mode dial to v.
Press [Front LCD] twice.
Press [Shutter] to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again to stop recording.
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Recording voice memos
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Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of
shooting conditions.
You will get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera.
Recording a voice memo
Adding a voice memo to a photo
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2
3
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2
3
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Voice “ Record.
Press [Shutter] to record.
t You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length.
t Press [o] to pause or resume recording.
4
Stop
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5
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Voice “ Memo.
Align your subject in the frame and take a photo.
t You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the
photo.
Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
t Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo.
Pause
Press [Shutter] to stop.
t Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.
Press [m] to switch to Shooting mode.
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Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.
Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 42
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 54
Selecting a resolution ………………………… 42
Selecting image quality ……………………… 42
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ………
Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ………
Changing the metering option ………………
Selecting a light source (White balance) ……
Using the timer ……………………………… 43
Shooting in the dark ……………………… 45
Preventing red-eye …………………………… 45
Using the flash ……………………………… 45
Adjusting the ISO speed …………………… 46
Changing the camera’s focus …………… 47
Using macro …………………………………
Using auto focus ……………………………
Using tracking auto focus ……………………
Adjusting the focus area ………………………
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Using face detection ……………………… 50
Detecting faces ………………………………
Taking a smile shot ……………………………
Detecting eye blinking ………………………
Using smart face recognition ………………
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) …
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53
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Using burst modes ………………………… 57
Improving your photos …………………… 58
Applying photo styles ………………………… 58
Applying smart filter effects ………………… 59
Adjusting your photos ……………………… 60
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Selecting a resolution
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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.
When recording a video:
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2
In the v mode, press [m].
Select Movie “ Movie Size “ an option.
Option Description
When taking a photo:
1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an HDTV.
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2
1280 X 720: Play back on an HDTV.
In Shooting mode, press [m].
640 X 480: Play back on a general TV.
Select Shooting “ Photo Size “ an option.
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
Option Description
4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper.
3984 X 2656: Print on A2 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
Selecting image quality
3840 X 2160: Print on A2 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
Photos you take are compressed and saved in JPEG format.
Higher quality images will result in larger sizes.
3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper.
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2
2560 X 1920: Print on A4 paper.
2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper.
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
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In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Quality “ an option.
Option Description
Super Fine
1024 X 768: Attach to email.
Fine
Normal
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using the timer
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Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
1
3
In Shooting mode, press [t].
Off
2
Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
t The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will
automatically take a photo at the specified time.
t The front display will start the countdown a few seconds
before shooting.
Select an option.
Option Description
Off: The timer is not active.
10 Sec: Take a photo in 10 seconds.
2 Sec: Take a photo in 2 seconds.
t Press [t] to cancel the timer.
t Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not
available or some timer options are not available.
Double: Take a photo in 10 seconds and take another
in 2 seconds.
Jump Shot: Activate the jump shot timer. (p. 44)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using the timer
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Using the jump shot timer
Take a photo of people jumping. The jump shot timer tells you
when to jump by displaying an icon on the front display.
1
2
3
Jump when the jump icon appears on the front display.
t The camera will take 3 photos in succession.
If you are taking photos using the jump shot timer in low light conditions or
indoors, photos may be dark.
In Shooting mode, press [t].
Select Jump Shot.
t The front display will turn on.
Press [Shutter].
t The front display will start the countdown a few seconds
before shooting.
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Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.
Preventing red-eye
Using the flash
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If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a
red glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Red-eye
or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in "Using the flash."
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Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need
more light on your photos.
1
In Shooting mode, press [F].
Auto
2
Select an option.
Option Description
Off:
t The flash will not fire.
t Camera shake warning (
shooting in low light.
) will be displayed when
Auto: The camera will select a proper flash setting for
the detected scene in the S mode.
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Shooting in the dark
Option Description
t Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select
Blink Detection.
t Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 99)
t If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may appear
on your photo.
Red-eye Fix*:
t The flash fires when the subject or background is
dark.
t The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced
software analysis.
Slow Sync:
t The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
t Select this when you want to capture ambient light to
reveal more details in the background.
t Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
Fill in:
t The flash always fires.
t Light intensity is adjusted automatically.
Adjusting the ISO speed
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The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as
defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your
camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better
photo without using the flash.
Red-eye*:
t The flash fires when the subject or background is
dark.
t The camera reduces red-eyes.
Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or
background is dark.
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2
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.
Shooting options
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ ISO “ an option.
t Select
to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the
brightness of the subject and lighting.
t The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get.
t When Motion Capture is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus according to your subjects.
Using macro
Using auto focus
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Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers
or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.”
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To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to
your distance from the subject.
1
In Shooting mode, press [M].
Normal (AF)
2
Select an option.
Option Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 80 cm
(farther than 1 m when using zoom).
t Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos.
t Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 40 cm.
Macro: Focus on a subject 5-80 cm (1-1.5 m when
using zoom).
Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm
(farther than 1 m when using zoom).
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using tracking auto focus
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t Tracking a subject may fail when:
- the subject is too small or the subject moves excessively
- the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place
- colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same
- the camera shakes excessively
In these cases, the focus frame will appear as a white single-line
frame.
t If the camera fails to track the subject, you must reselect the subject
to track.
t If the camera fails to fix the focus, the focus frame will change to a red
single-line frame.
t If you use this function, you cannot set face detection, photo style
options, and smart filter effects.
Tracking AF allows you to track and auto focus on your subject,
even when you are moving.
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2
3
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Focus Area “ Tracking AF.
Focus on the subject you want to track and press [o].
t A focus frame will appear on the subject and will follow the
subject as you move the camera.
Tracking AF
t The white frame means that your camera is tracking the
subject.
t The green frame means that your subject is in focus when you
half-press [Shutter].
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Changing the camera’s focus
Adjusting the focus area
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You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus
area according to your subject’s location in the scene.
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2
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Focus Area “ an option.
Option Description
Center AF: Focus on the center (suitable when subjects
are located in the center).
Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas.
Tracking AF: Focus on and track the subject. (p. 48)
The options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Using face detection
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If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera
adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to
capture a smiling face. You can also use Smart Face Recognition to register faces and prioritize the focus on them.
t In some scene modes, face detection is unavailable.
t Face detection may not be effective when:
- the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear
orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection)
- it is too bright or too dark
- the subject is not facing the camera
- the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask
- the subject is in backlighting or the lighting condition is unstable
- the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably
t Face detection is not available when using a photo style,
smart filter effect, or image adjustment option or when used with
Tracking AF.
t Face detection is not available when using the digital zoom.
t Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not
available or some timer options are not available.
t Depending on the selected face detection option, some burst options
are not available.
t When you take photos of detected faces, they will be registered in
the face list.
t You can view registered faces in order of priority in Playback mode.
(p. 63) Even though faces are registered successfully, they may not be
classified in Playback mode.
t The detected face in Shooting mode may not appear in the face list
or Smart Album.
Detecting faces
Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 human
faces).
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2
Shooting options
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Face Detection “ Normal.
t The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest
of the faces appear in gray focus frames.
t The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera will detect
faces.
t When you use the burst option, the detected faces may not be
recognized.
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Using face detection
Taking a smile shot
Detecting eye blinking
The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a
smiling face.
If your camera detects closed eyes, it will automatically take
2 photos in succession.
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2
1
2
In Shooting mode, press [m].
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Face Detection “ Blink Detection.
Select Shooting “ Face Detection “ Smile Shot.
t Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen.
t When blink detection fails, “Picture taken with eyes closed.”
message appears. Take another photo.
t When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect
the smile more easily.
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Using face detection
Using smart face recognition
t The camera may recognize and register faces incorrectly depending
on lighting conditions, remarkable changes in the subject's pose or
face, and whether or not the subject is wearing glasses.
t The camera can automatically register up to 12 faces. If the camera
recognizes a new face when there are 12 registered faces, it will
replace the face in the lowest priority with the new one.
t The camera can detect up to 10 faces in one scene.
The camera automatically registers faces that you frequently
photograph (up to 10 people). This feature will automatically
prioritize the focus on those faces. This feature is available only
when you use a memory card.
1
2
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Face Detection “ Smart Face
Recognition.
t The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest
of the faces appear in gray focus frames.
t
: Indicate favorite faces (To register favorite faces, see
page 53).
t
: Indicate faces that the camera automatically registers.
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Using face detection
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star)
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You can register your favorite faces to prioritize the focus and
exposure on those faces. This feature is available only when you
use a memory card.
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2
3
When you are finished taking the photos, the face list
appears.
t Your favorite faces are indicated with a
on the face list.
t You can register up to 8 favorite faces.
t The flash option will be set to Off.
t If you register the same face twice, you can delete one of the faces
in the face list.
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Smart FR Edit “ My Star.
Align your subject’s face with the oval guideline and
press [Shutter] to register the face.
t If the subject’s face is not aligned with the oval guideline, the
white frame will not appear.
t You can take photos of a subject’s face directly from the front,
to the left side, to the right side, from above, or from below.
t Take photos of one person at a time when registering faces.
Viewing your favorite faces
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In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ Smart FR Edit “ Face List.
t To change the ranking of the favorite faces, press [f] and select Edit
Ranking. (p. 63)
t To cancel the favorite faces, press [f] and select Delete My Star.
(p. 63)
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Shooting options
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Adjusting brightness and color
Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.
Adjusting the exposure manually
(EV) p d v
Compensating for backlighting (ACB)
Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos
may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the
exposure to get a better photo.
Darker (-)
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Neutral (0)
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When the light source is behind your subject or there is high
contrast between your subject and the background, your subject
is likely to appear dark in the photo. In this case, set the Auto
Contrast Balance (ACB) option.
Brighter (+)
Without ACB
In Shooting mode, press [m].
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Select Shooting “EV.
Select a value to adjust the exposure.
With ACB
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select Shooting “ACB “ an option.
Option Description
t Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You
may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure
or underexposure.
t If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracket). The camera takes photos with different exposures:
normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 57)
Shooting options
Off: ACB is off.
On: ACB is on.
t The ACB feature is always on in the a mode.
t You cannot set burst options when this feature is on.
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Adjusting brightness and color
Changing the metering option
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The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera
measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your
photos will vary depending on the metering mode you select.
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In Shooting mode, press [m].
Selecting a light source
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The color of your 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.
Select Shooting “Metering “ an option.
Option Description
Multi:
t Your camera divides the scene into several areas, and
then measures the light intensity of each area.
t Suitable for general photos.
(Auto WB)
(Daylight)
Spot:
t Your camera measures only the light intensity of the
very center of the frame.
t If a subject is not in the center of the scene, your
photo may be improperly exposed.
t Suitable for a subject with backlighting.
Center-weighted:
t Your camera averages the meter reading of the entire
frame with emphasis placed on the center.
t Suitable for photos with subjects in the center of the
frame.
Shooting options
(Cloudy)
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(Tungsten)
Adjusting brightness and color
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In Shooting mode, press [m].
Defining your own white balance
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Select Shooting “White Balance “ an option.
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Description
Auto WB: Use automatic settings depending on the
lighting conditions.
Daylight: Select when
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