Samsung | SAMSUNG ST700 | Samsung ST700 User Manual

This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
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User Manual
ST700
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Settings
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.
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.
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.
This may cause a fire or explosion.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high
temperatures for an extended period of time.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can
cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.
Do not insert flammable materials into the camera or store these
materials near the camera.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets or clothes.
The camera may overheat, which may distort the camera or
cause a fire.
Do not handle your camera with wet hands.
This may result in electric shock.
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.
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, it can cause temporary or permanent eyesight damage.
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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.
Caution—situations that could cause damage to your camera
or other equipment
When you use 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.
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.
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ion
replacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the battery.
Unauthorized, damaged, or heated batteries may cause a fire or
personal injury.
Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or loose outlet
when you charge batteries.
These may cause a fire or electric shock.
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
unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables, or accessories.
Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the +/terminals on the battery.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the
camera.
This may cause your camera to malfunction.
Do not use batteries for unintended purposes.
This may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Health and safety information
Exercise caution when you connect cables or adapters 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.
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.
You must plug the end of the USB cable with the indicator light
(S) into your camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.
Information stored on the card may be damaged or erased.
Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
This may result in electric shock or camera malfunction or cause
a fire.
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Outline of the User Manual
Basic functions
Copyright information
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Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic
functions for shooting.
Extended functions
33
Learn how to capture a photo, record a video, and
voice memo by selecting a mode.
Shooting options
54
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
81
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.
• Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be
changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera
functions.
• You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of this
manual without prior permission.
• For Open Source License information, refer to the
‘OpenSourceInfo.pdf’ in the provided CD-ROM.
Settings
108
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes
Get information about error messages, specifications,
and maintenance.
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115
Icons used in this manual
Icon
Function
Additional information
Safety warnings and precautions
[ ]
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:
Touch m “ Photo Size (represents Touch m, and then touch Photo Size).
*
Annotation
Abbreviations used in this manual
Abbreviation
Definition
AEB
Auto Exposure Bracket
AF
Auto Focus
DIS
Digital Image Stabilization
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
EV
Exposure Value
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
OIS
Optical Image Stabilization
WB
White Balance
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Expressions used in this manual
Pressing the shutter
• Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
• Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter]
Exposure (Brightness)
The amount of light that enters your camera determines the
exposure. You can alter the exposure with shutter speed,
aperture value, and ISO sensitivity. By altering the exposure, your
photos will be darker or lighter.
Normal exposure
Press [Shutter]
Subject, background, and composition
• Subject: the main object in 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)
Basic troubleshooting
Learn to solve common problems by setting shooting options.
The subject’s eyes
appear red.
• Set the flash option to
Photos have dust
spots.
• Turn off the flash or avoid capturing photos in a dusty place.
Red eye is caused by the reflection of light from the camera flash off the back of the eye.
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 59)
• If the photo has already been captured, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 97)
If dust particles are present in the air, you may capture them in photos when you use the flash.
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 61)
Photos are blurred.
Blurring can occur if you capture photos in low light conditions or hold the camera incorrectly.
• Use the OIS function or half-press [Shutter] to ensure the subject is focused. (p. 30)
• Use the DUAL IS mode. (p. 39)
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 hold the
camera steady enough to take a clear picture and may result in camera shake.
• Select Night Shot mode. (p. 37)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 59)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 61)
• 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 appear too dark.
• Avoid shooting toward the sun.
• Select Backlight in Scene mode. (p. 36)
• Set the flash option to
Fill in. (p. 59)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 69)
• Set the metering option to
Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 70)
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Quick reference
Capturing photos of people
Beauty Shot mode f 37
Pose Guide mode f 40
Self-Shot mode f 43
Children mode f 44
Red-eye/Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct
red-eye) f 59
• Face Detection f 65
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Capturing photos at night or in the
dark
Scene mode > Sunset, Dawn f 36
Night Shot mode f 37
Flash options f 59
ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 61
Capturing action photos
• Continuous, Motion Capture f 73
Capturing photos of text, insects, or
flowers
• Scene mode > Text f 36
• Close-up Shot mode f 36
• Macro f 62
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 61
EV (to adjust exposure) f 69
Metering f 70
AEB (to take 3 photos of the same scene with different
exposures) f 73
Applying effects to photos
•
•
•
•
•
Magic Frame shot mode f 47
Photo Filter mode f 47
Vignetting mode f 50
Smart Filter effects f 74
Image Adjust (to adjust Sharpness, Contrast, or
Saturation) f 77
Applying different effects to videos
• Movie Filter mode f 49
• Vignetting mode f 50
• Palette Effect Shot mode f 51
Reducing camera shake
• Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) f 30
• DUAL IS mode f 39
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• Viewing files by category in
Smart album f 85
• Viewing files as thumbnails
f 86
• Deleting files on the memory
card f 88
• Viewing files as a slide show
f 90
• Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
f 98
• Connecting your camera to a
computer f 100
• Adjusting sound and volume
f 110
• Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 111
• Changing the display
language f 112
• Setting the date and time
f 112
• Before contacting a service
center f 125
Contents
Basic functions ................................................................. 12
Extended functions .......................................................... 33
Unpacking ...................................................................
Camera layout .............................................................
Inserting the battery and memory card .......................
Charging the battery and turning on your camera ......
Charging the battery ...................................................
Turning on your camera ..............................................
Performing the initial setup .........................................
Learning icons .............................................................
Using the touch screen ...............................................
Setting the touch screen and sound ...........................
Setting the display type for the touch screen .................
Setting the sound .......................................................
Using the Home screen ...............................................
Accessing the Home screen .......................................
Icons on the Home screen ..........................................
Rearranging icons ......................................................
Capturing photos .........................................................
Turning on the front display ..........................................
Zooming ....................................................................
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ...................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ...................................
Using shooting modes ................................................
Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................
Using the Simple Shot mode .......................................
Using the Scene mode ...............................................
Using the Close-up Shot mode ...................................
Using the Night Shot mode .........................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode .......................................
Using the Program mode ............................................
Using the DUAL IS mode ...........................................
Using the Pose Guide mode .......................................
Using the Movie mode ................................................
Using the Smart Movie mode ......................................
Capturing photos with the front display ......................
Using the Self-Shot mode .........................................
Using the Children mode ...........................................
Using the Jump Shot mode .......................................
Using effect modes .....................................................
Using the Magic Frame shot mode ..............................
Using the Photo Filter mode ........................................
Using the Movie Filter mode ........................................
Using the Vignetting mode ..........................................
Using the Palette Effect mode .....................................
Recording voice memos .............................................
Recording a voice memo ............................................
Adding a voice memo to a photo .................................
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Contents
Adjusting brightness and color ...................................
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ...........................
Changing the metering option ......................................
Selecting a light source (White balance) ........................
Using burst modes ......................................................
Applying effects/Adjusting images ..............................
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................
Adjusting your photos .................................................
Decreasing the sound of the zoom when recording a
video ............................................................................
Available shooting options by shooting mode ............
Shooting options .............................................................. 54
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 sensitivity .........................................
Changing the camera’s focus .....................................
Using macro ..............................................................
Using smart touch focus .............................................
Using one touch shooting ...........................................
Adjusting the focus area ..............................................
Using face detection ...................................................
Detecting faces ..........................................................
Capturing a smile shot ................................................
Detecting eye blinking .................................................
Using Smart Face Recognition ....................................
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) .................
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Contents
Playback/Editing............................................................... 81
Settings ........................................................................... 108
Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode .............. 82
Starting Playback mode .............................................. 82
Viewing photos .......................................................... 89
Playing a video ........................................................... 91
Playing a voice memo ................................................. 92
Editing a photo ............................................................ 94
Resizing photos ......................................................... 94
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 95
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 95
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 96
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 97
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ..................................... 98
Transferring files to your Windows computer ........... 100
Transferring files with Intelli-studio ............................... 101
Transferring files by connecting the camera as a
removable disk ......................................................... 103
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ............... 104
Transferring files to your Mac computer ................... 105
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ....... 106
Settings menu ...........................................................
Accessing the settings menu ....................................
Sound .....................................................................
Display ....................................................................
Connectivity .............................................................
General ...................................................................
109
109
110
110
111
112
Appendixes ..................................................................... 115
Error messages .........................................................
Camera maintenance ................................................
Cleaning your camera ...............................................
Using or storing the camera ......................................
About memory cards ................................................
About the battery ......................................................
Before contacting a service center ...........................
Camera specifications ...............................................
Glossary .....................................................................
FCC notice .................................................................
Index ..........................................................................
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Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
Unpacking
………………………………… 13
Camera layout ……………………………… 14
Inserting the battery and memory card … 16
Charging the battery and turning on your
camera ……………………………………… 17
Charging the battery ……………………… 17
Turning on your camera ………………… 17
Performing the initial setup
……………… 18
Learning icons ……………………………… 20
Using the touch screen …………………… 21
Setting the touch screen and sound
…… 23
Setting the display type for the touch
screen …………………………………… 23
Setting the sound ………………………… 23
Using the Home screen …………………… 24
Accessing the Home screen ……………… 24
Icons on the Home screen ……………… 24
Rearranging icons ………………………… 26
Capturing photos
…………………………
Turning on the front display ………………
Zooming …………………………………
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
…………
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30
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 31
Unpacking
The following items are included in your product box.
Optional accessories
Camera
Rechargeable battery
Touch pen
AC adapter/USB cable
Camera case
HDMI cable
A/V cable
Battery charger
Strap
Cleaner
Memory card/
Memory card adapter
The illustrations may differ slightly from the items shipped with your product.
User Manual CD-ROM
Quick Start Manual
Basic functions 13
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera’s parts and their functions.
POWER button
Shutter button
Front LCD button
Flash
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
Front display
Lens
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable and A/V cable
Tripod mount
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI cable
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Basic functions 14
Camera layout
Zoom button
• In Shooting mode: Zoom in or out
• In Playback mode: Zoom in on part of
a photo or view files as thumbnails
Microphone
Playback button
Speaker
Status lamp
• Blinking: When the camera is saving a photo or video,
being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus
• Steady: When the camera is connecting to a
computer or in focus
Attaching the strap
Main display*
*Referred to as "Touch screen"
in this manual.
x
Home button
Basic functions 15
y
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
Push the card gently until
it 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
Memory card
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing up.
Slide the lock up to release
the battery.
Rechargeable battery
You can use the internal memory for temporary storage if a memory card is
not inserted.
Rechargeable battery
Basic functions 16
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. 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.
• The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera
for the first time. (p. 18)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [Playback]. The camera turns on and immediately
accesses Playback mode.
Indicator light
• Red: Charging
• Orange: Error
• Green: Fully charged
If you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [Playback] for about 5
seconds, the camera does not emit any sounds.
Basic functions 17
Performing the initial setup
When the initial setup screen appears, follow the steps below to configure the camera’s basic settings.
1
Touch Language.
4
Touch Home, and then touch z or x to select a time
zone.
• When you travel to another country, touch Visit, and then
select a new time zone.
Time Zone
2
Select a language, and then touch o.
London
5
6
3
Touch o to save.
Touch Date/Time Set.
Touch Time Zone.
Basic functions 18
Performing the initial setup
7
Touch the up or down arrows to set the date.
Date/Time Set
Year
8
Month
10
11
Touch Touch Calibration.
Touch the target on the screen with your touch pen.
Day
Touch Calibration
Touch , and then touch the up or down arrows
to set the time.
Touch directly in the center of the target for optimal performance.
Date/Time Set
Hr
• To set daylight-saving time, touch
9
12
Min
Touch o to save settings.
.
Touch o to save.
Basic functions 19
Learning icons
The icons the camera displays on the screen change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon
Description
Memory card inserted
•
Voice memo
2
Timer
3
Front display is on
Auto focus frame
1 Option icons (touch)
Icon
Camera shake
Description
Zoom ratio
Auto focus option
Timer option
Photo resolution when Intelli
zoom is on
Shooting options
Grid lines
•
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
: Empty (Recharge)
Photo resolution
Video resolution
Frame rate
Audio recording
Metering
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Exposure value adjusted
ISO sensitivity
White balance
Burst type
Display type
3 Status icons
Flash
Icon
Description
Intelli zoom is on
Description
Available recording time
Smart Filter
Shooting mode
Available number of photos
Image Adjust
Current date
Memory card not inserted
(Internal memory)
Face detection
2 Status icons
Icon
•
Zoom indicator
Flash option
m
Description
Aperture value
Shutter speed
1
Icon
Current time
Auto focus
Basic functions 20
Using the touch screen
Learn how to use the touch screen. Use the supplied touch pen to touch or drag on the screen.
Do not use sharp objects, such as pens or pencils, to touch the screen. You can damage the screen.
Touching
Flicking
Touch an icon to select a menu or option.
Smart
Auto
Children
Program
Smart
Movie
Self-Shot
Pose
Guide
Album
Settings
Gently flick the touch pen across the screen.
Dragging
Touch and hold a part of the screen, and then drag the touch
pen.
White Balance
Auto WB
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent_H
Basic functions 21
Using the touch screen
Selecting an option
• The touch screen may not recognize your inputs if you touch multiple
• Drag the option list up or down until you find the desired option.
items at the same time.
Touch the option, and then touch o.
• The touch screen may not recognize your inputs if you touch the
White Balance
• When you touch or drag the screen, discolorations may occur. This is
screen with your finger.
not a malfunction, but a characteristic of the touch screen. Touch or
drag lightly to minimize the effect.
• 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.
Auto WB
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent_H
• If an option has a setting button, touch the button to turn it on
or off.
Drive
Smart Filter
Image Adjust
OIS
Basic functions 22
Setting the touch screen and sound
Learn how to change the screen display type and the sound settings. The touch screen displays differently depending on the screen type
you select.
Setting the display type for the touch screen
Setting the sound
You can select a display type to show icons and options.
Set whether your camera emits a sound when you perform
functions.
1
2
3
On the Home screen, touch
Touch
.
1
2
3
.
Select an option, and then touch o.
Display Set
On the Home screen, touch
Touch Sound.
Touch the setting button next to Beep Sound to turn on
or off the beep.
Full
Hide
Guide Line
Icon
.
Description
Full: Icons are always displayed.
Hide: Icons are hidden if you perform no operation
for 5 seconds (touch the screen to display the icons
again).
Guide Line: Grid lines are displayed. The grid lines
are helpful for getting the photo aligned with a surface,
such as the horizon or the edges of buildings.
Basic functions 23
Using the Home screen
You can select a shooting mode or access the settings menu by touching the icons on the Home screen.
Accessing the Home screen
Icons on the Home screen
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [HOME]. Press [HOME]
again to return to the previous mode.
Icon
Description
Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene mode selected
automatically by the camera. (p. 34)
Program: Capture a photo with settings you have adjusted
manually. (p. 38)
Smart Movie: Record a video with a scene mode
selected automatically by the camera. (p. 42)
Self-Shot: Use the front display when you capture photos
of yourself. (p. 43)
Children: Attract children’s attention with a short animation
on the front display. (p. 44)
Smart
Auto
Program
Children
Pose
Guide
No.
Smart
Movie
Self-Shot
Album
Settings
Pose Guide: Align the subject with the guide line that
appears on the screen and capture a photo with a desired
pose. (p. 40)
1
Album: View files by category in Smart album. (p. 85)
2
Settings: Adjust settings to match your preferences.
(p. 109)
Description
1
Touch an icon to access a mode or function.
• Scroll to another page by dragging or flicking the touch
pen on the screen.
2
The number of the current page. (
)
Basic functions 24
Jump Shot: Let your subjects know the best moment to
jump with a countdown on the front display. (p. 46)
Movie: Record a video. (p. 41)
Using the Home screen
Icon
Icon
Description
Description
Scene: Capture a photo with options that are preset for a
specific scene. (p. 36)
Simple Shot: Capture a photo with simple adjustments to
brightness and color. (p. 35)
Vignetting: Capture a photo or record a video with a
vignetting effect. (p. 50)
DUAL IS: Reduce camera shake both optically and
digitally to prevent blurred photos. (p. 39)
Beauty Shot: Capture a portrait with options to hide facial
imperfections. (p. 37)
Slide Show: View photos as a slide show with effects and
music. (p. 90)
Magic Frame shot: Capture a photo with various frame
effects. (p. 47)
Voice Recorder: Record and save a voice memo. (p. 52)
Photo Editor: Edit photos with various effects. (p. 95)
Magazine View: View files with page flip effect. (p. 86)
Photo Filter: Capture a photo with various filter effects.
(p. 47)
Movie Filter: Record a video with various filter effects.
(p. 49)
Night Shot: Capture a night scene by adjusting shutter
speed and aperture value. (p. 37)
Palette Effect Shot: Record a video with palette effects.
(p. 51)
Close-up Shot: Capture close-up photos of subjects.
(p. 36)
Basic functions 25
Using the Home screen
2
Rearranging icons
You can rearrange the icons on the Home screen in any order.
1
Drag it to a new location.
• To move an icon to another page, drag it to the left or right
edge of the screen. When you drop the icon to a new
location, the other icons will neatly slide out of the way.
Touch and hold an icon.
Smart
Auto
Program
Smart
Movie
Self-Shot
Smart
Auto
Children
Pose
Guide
Album
Settings
Children
Basic functions 26
Program
Smart
Movie
Album
Pose
Guide
Self-Shot
Settings
Capturing photos
Learn how to capture photos easily and quickly in Smart Auto mode.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject is in focus.
• A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
Smart
Auto
Program
Smart
Movie
Self-Shot
Children
Pose
Guide
Album
Settings
Align your subject in the frame.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture a photo.
See page 31 for tips to get clearer photos.
Basic functions 27
Capturing photos
Turning on the front display
Zooming
The front display helps you capture photos or videos while
viewing yourself.
You can capture close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your
camera has a 5X Optical zoom, 4X Intelli zoom, and 4X Digital
zoom. The Intelli zoom and Digital zoom cannot be used at the
same time.
In Shooting mode, press the front LCD button.
• You can tap the front display to turn it on, and tap it again or
press the front LCD button to turn it off.
Zoom ratio
Zoom out
Zoom in
• When the front display turns on, the touch screen will lock. To
unlock the touch screen, touch and hold
.
until
reaches
The available zoom ratio for videos differs from the photo zoom ratio.
• In Self-Shot, Children and Jump Shot modes, the front display will
activate automatically.
• When you set timer options, the front display will remain active. (p. 58)
• When you use the camera in brightly lit or sunny areas, you may not
be able to see the front display clearly.
• When you put pressure on the camera or open the battery cover, the
front display may activate.
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Capturing photos
Digital zoom
Intelli zoom
If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using
the Digital zoom. By using both the Optical zoom and Digital
zoom, you can zoom in up to 20 times.
Digital range
If the zoom indicator is in the Intelli range, your camera is using
the Intelli zoom. Photo resolution varies according to the zoom
rate if you use the Intelli zoom. By using both the Optical zoom
and Intelli zoom, you can zoom in up to 20 times.
Intelli range
Zoom indicator
Zoom indicator
Optical range
Optical range
• The Digital zoom is available only in Program and Scene (except Text)
Photo resolution when
the Intelli zoom is on
modes.
• The Digital zoom is not available with a Smart Filter effect or Smart
Touch AF option, Face Detection option, and burst option.
• The Intelli zoom is available only in Program, and Scene (except Text)
• If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may
modes.
deteriorate.
• The Intelli zoom is not available with a Smart Filter effect or Smart
Touch AF option, Face Detection option, and burst option.
• The Intelli zoom is available only when you set a 4:3 resolution ratio. If
you set another resolution ratio with Intelli zoom on, the Intelli zoom will
be turned off automatically.
• The Intelli zoom helps you capture a photo with less quality
deterioration than the Digital zoom. However, the photo quality may be
lower than when you use the Optical zoom.
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Capturing photos
Setting Intelli zoom
1
2
In Shooting mode, touch m.
1
2
In Shooting mode, touch m.
Touch the setting button next to OIS.
Touch the setting button next to Intelli Zoom.
Drive
Smart Filter
Image Adjust
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
OIS
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
• OIS may not function properly when:
Before correction
-
you move your camera to follow a moving subject
you use the Digital zoom
there is too much camera shake
the shutter speed is slow (for example, when you capture night
scenes)
- the battery is low
- you capture a close-up shot
• If you use the OIS function with a tripod, the vibration of the OIS
sensor may blur your images. Deactivate the OIS function when you
use a tripod.
• If the camera is hit or dropped, the display will be blurry. If this occurs,
turn off the camera, and then turn it on again.
After correction
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Tips for getting a clearer photo
Holding your camera correctly
Reducing camera shake
• Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to
Ensure nothing is
blocking the lens.
reduce camera shake. (p. 30)
• Select the DUAL IS mode to reduce camera
shake both optically and digitally. (p.39)
When h is displayed
Half-pressing the shutter button
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. The camera adjusts the focus and
exposure automatically.
Camera shake
The camera sets the aperture
value and shutter speed
automatically.
Focus frame
• Press [Shutter] to capture
the photo if the focus frame
appears in green.
• Change the composition and
half-press [Shutter] again if the
focus frame appears in red.
When you shoot 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 steady enough to take a clear picture.
• Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 59)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 61)
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Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:
- there is little contrast between the subject and background
(for example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in
color to the background)
- the light source behind the subject is too bright
- the subject is shiny or reflective
- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds
- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame
• When you capture photos in low light
Turn on the flash.
(p. 59)
• When subjects are moving rapidly
Use the Continuous
or Motion Capture
function. (p. 73)
Using 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 capture your photo.
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Extended functions
Learn how to capture a photo, record a video, and record a voice memo by selecting a mode.
Using shooting modes …………………… 34
Using the Smart Auto mode ………………
Using the Simple Shot mode ……………
Using the Scene mode ……………………
Using the Close-up Shot mode …………
Using the Night Shot mode ………………
Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………
Using the Program mode …………………
Using the DUAL IS mode …………………
Using the Pose Guide mode ………………
Using the Movie mode ……………………
Using the Smart Movie mode ……………
34
35
36
36
37
37
38
39
40
41
42
Capturing photos with the front display … 43
Using the Self-Shot mode ……………… 43
Using the Children mode ………………… 44
Using the Jump Shot mode ……………… 46
Using effect modes ………………………… 47
Using the Magic Frame shot mode ………
Using the Photo Filter mode ………………
Using the Movie Filter mode ………………
Using the Vignetting mode ………………
Using the Palette Effect mode ……………
Recording voice memos
47
47
49
50
51
………………… 52
Recording a voice memo ………………… 52
Adding a voice memo to a photo ………… 53
Using shooting modes
Capture photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.
Using the Smart Auto mode
Scene Icon
Description
In Smart Auto mode, your camera automatically chooses the
appropriate camera settings based on the type of scene it
detects. The Smart Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar
with the camera settings for various scenes.
Portraits at night
1
2
Portraits
On the Home screen, touch
.
Landscapes with backlighting
Portraits with backlighting
Close-up photos of objects
Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene and adjusts its
settings. An appropriate scene icon appears at the top left of
the screen. The icons are listed below.
Close-up photos of text
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
Close-up photos of colorful subjects
Camera is stabilized or on a tripod (when shooting
in the dark)
Actively moving subjects
Fireworks (when using a tripod)
Scene Icon
Description
Landscapes
Scenes with bright white backgrounds
Landscapes at night (when the flash is off)
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Using shooting modes
3
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Using the Simple Shot mode
• In several scenes, the camera automatically captures a photo
In Simple Shot mode, you can capture photos with simple
adjustments to brightness and color.
when you half-press [Shutter].
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• 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.
The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
shooting conditions, such as camera shake, lighting, or distance to
the subject.
Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode if the
subject is moving.
In Smart Auto mode, the camera consumes more battery power,
because it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Drag the sliders or touch the sample photos to adjust
Brightness and Color.
Brightness
Color
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Using shooting modes
Using the Scene mode
Using the Close-up Shot mode
In Scene mode, you can capture a photo with options that are
preset for a specific scene.
In Close-up Shot mode, you can capture close-up photos of
subjects, such as flowers or insects.
1
2
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
3
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
On the Home screen, touch
.
Touch a scene.
Scene
Description
.
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
Landscape: Capture still-life scenes and landscapes.
Sunset: Capture scenes at sunset, with natural-looking
reds and yellows.
Dawn: Capture scenes at sunrise.
Backlight: Capture backlit subjects.
Beach & Snow: Reduce underexposure of subjects
caused by sunlight reflected from sand or snow.
Text: Clearly capture text from printed or electronic
documents.
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Using shooting modes
Using the Night Shot mode
Using the Beauty Shot mode
In Night Shot mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend
the time the shutter stays open. Increase the aperture value to
prevent overexposure.
In Beauty Shot mode, you can capture a portrait with options to
hide facial imperfections.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Drag the dials on the screen to the arrow directions
below to adjust shutter speed and aperture value.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Drag the sliders or touch the sample photos to adjust
the Face Tone and Face Retouch.
• For example, increase the Face Tone setting to make skin
appear lighter.
Shutter Speed
Face Tone
Face Retouch
Aperture
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
Use a tripod to prevent blurry photos.
In Beauty Shot mode, the focus distance will be set to Auto Macro.
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Using shooting modes
Setting My screen
Using the Program mode
In Program mode, you can set most options, except the shutter
speed and aperture value, which the camera sets automatically.
In Program mode, you can add shortcuts for your favorite options
to the left side of the screen.
1
2
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Touch m, and then set desired options. (For a list of
options, refer to page 54.)
In Shooting mode, touch m “ My screen “ o.
Touch and hold one of the icons on the right.
EV
OK
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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My screen
Cancel
Reset
Using shooting modes
3
4
Drag the icon into a desired box on the left.
Using the DUAL IS mode
• To remove shortcuts, drag an icon to the right.
Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical
and Digital Image Stabilization functions.
EV
My screen
OK
Cancel
Touch o to save.
Reset
Before correction
1
2
After correction
On the Home screen, touch
.
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
You can create up to 3 shortcuts.
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Using shooting modes
3
3
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
• The Digital zoom and Intelli-zoom are not available in DUAL IS mode.
• The camera will optically correct photos only when the light source is
Align your subject with the guide that appears on the
screen.
brighter than fluorescent light.
• If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry.
• Set the OIS function to reduce camera shake in other shooting
modes. (p. 30)
Using the Pose Guide mode
Icon
Description
In Pose Guide mode, the camera displays a guide for the posture
that you have selected. Align the subject with the guide before
capturing the photo.
View information about the pose.
1
2
Make the subject's skin tone appear lighter.
On the Home screen, touch
Adjust the face tone.
.
Select a pose guide, and then touch
Select another pose guide.
.
4
5
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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Using shooting modes
Pause recording
Using the Movie mode
In Movie mode, you can record high-definition videos of up to 20
minutes in length. The camera saves recorded videos as MP4
(H.264) files.
The camera allows you to temporarily pause a video while
recording. With this function, you can record separate scenes as
a single video.
• H.264 (MPEG-4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format
established by the international standard organizations ISO-IEC and
ITU-T.
• Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If this
occurs, set a lower resolution.
• Memory cards with slow write speeds will not support high-resolution
videos and high-speed videos. To record high-resolution or highspeed videos, use memory cards with faster write speeds.
• If you activate the OIS function, the camera may record the operating
sound of the OIS function.
• Touch
• Touch
1
2
3
On the Home screen, touch
.
Touch m, and then set desired options. (For a list of
options, refer to page 54.)
Press [Shutter] or touch
to start recording.
• Press the front LCD button to record a movie while watching
yourself.
4
Press [Shutter] again or touch
to stop recording.
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to pause while recording.
to resume.
Using shooting modes
Using the Smart Movie mode
In Smart Movie mode, your camera automatically chooses the
appropriate camera settings based on the scene it has detected.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
3
4
Press [Shutter] or touch
Press [Shutter] again or touch
to stop recording.
• If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses
.
the default settings for Smart Movie mode.
• The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the
Align your subject in the frame.
• The camera automatically selects a scene and adjusts its
settings. An appropriate scene icon will appear at the top left
of the screen. The icons are listed below.
Scene Icon
to start recording.
Description
Landscapes
Sunsets
Clear skies
Forested areas
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shooting conditions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to
the subject.
• Smart Filter effects are not available in Smart Movie mode.
Capturing photos with the front display
The front display helps you capture self-portraits or photos of children. You can also use the Jump Shot Timer with the front display.
You can tap the front display to turn it on, and tap it again or press the front LCD button to turn it off.
Using the Self-Shot mode
Capturing an Easy Self Shot
Conveniently capture photos of yourself with the front display.
1
On the Home screen, touch
.
• Your camera will automatically detect your face and display a
frame to indicate the detected face.
2
3
If you press the front LCD button when the power is off, the front
display turns on in Easy Self Shot mode. Because the touch
screen is off, the camera consumes less battery power and you
can prevent others from viewing the touch screen.
• The camera will turn off when you press the front LCD button
again or press [POWER].
• The front display will turn off and the touch screen will turn on
when you press [HOME].
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
In Self-Shot mode, the front display will activate and the touch screen will lock.
To unlock the touch screen, touch and hold
until
reaches
.
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Capturing photos with the front display
Customizing the front display
Using the Children mode
You can let subjects know when to smile, attract their attention to
the lens, or let them see the focused area in a magnified form.
The Children mode attracts children by showing a short animation
on the front display.
1
2
1
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Half Shutter.
On the Home screen, touch
Select an option, and then touch o.
animation.
Half Shutter
Off
Smile Icon
Eyesight catching
Magnifier
Icon
.
• The front display will activate and play the most recently used
Description
Off: No icon will appear on the front display.
Smile Icon: Set an icon to appear that prompts the
subject to smile.
Eyesight catching: Set an icon to appear to attract
the subject’s attention to the lens.
Magnifier: Touch an area to magnify it and show it on
the front display.
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Capturing photos with the front display
2
Touch m “ Select Front Animation, and then select
an option.
Icon
Description
Movie Recording: Record a movie to display on the
front display.
Front Animation: Select an animation saved on your
camera.
Movie: Select a movie saved on your memory card.
Photo: Select a photo saved on your memory card.
Recording a movie for playing on the front display
1
2
3
4
On the Home screen, touch
Touch m “ Select Front Animation “ Movie
Recording “ o.
Press [Shutter] or touch
Touch m “ Children Sound, and then select an
option.
4
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again or touch , and then touch Yes to
play back the movie on the front display.
Slide Show: Select photos for your slide show to play
on the front display.
3
.
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• You can download animations from the Samsung website or transfer
them from Intelli-studio. (p. 102) Visit www.samsung.com for more
information.
• You can record videos of up to 30 seconds in length for playback on
the front display.
Capturing photos with the front display
3
Using the Jump Shot mode
Capture a photo of people jumping. An icon will appear on the
front display to tell your subjects when to jump.
Jump when the jump icon appears on the front display.
• The camera will capture 3 photos in succession.
• If you are capturing photos using the jump shot timer in low light
1
2
conditions or indoors, photos may appear dark.
On the Home screen, touch
.
• In Jump Shot mode, the front display will activate and the touch
screen will lock. To unlock the touch screen, touch and hold
until
reaches
.
Press [Shutter].
• The front display will start a countdown a few seconds before
shooting.
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Using effect modes
Capture photos or record videos with various effects.
Using the Magic Frame shot mode
Using the Photo Filter mode
In Magic Frame shot mode, you can apply various frame effects
to your photos. The shape and the feel of the photos will change
according to the frame you select.
In Photo Filter mode, you can apply various filter effects to your
photos.
1
2
3
4
On the Home screen, touch
.
Select a desired frame.
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
In Magic Frame shot mode, the resolution is automatically set to
.
Miniature
Vignetting
Fish-eye
Sketch
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Touch a desired filter.
• To view the original photo, touch Before.
• To view the photo with the filter effect, touch After.
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Using effect modes
Before
After
Option
Description
Miniature
Apply a tilt-shift effect to make the subject appear
in miniature.
Vignetting
Apply the retro-looking colors, high contrast, and
strong vignette effect of Lomo cameras.
Soft-Focus
Hide facial imperfections or apply dreamy effects.
Old Film 1
Apply a vintage film effect 1.
Old Film 2
Apply a vintage film effect 2.
Half Tone
Dot
Apply a halftone effect.
Sketch
Apply a pen sketch effect.
Option
Description
Fish-eye
Distort close objects to imitate the visual effect of
a fisheye lens.
Defog
Make a photo clearer.
Classic
Apply a black and white effect.
Retro
Apply a sepia tone effect.
Negative
Apply a negative film effect.
3
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
4
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
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• To apply filter effects to saved photos, touch .
• When you select Sketch, the resolution will change to
and below.
Using effect modes
Using the Movie Filter mode
Option
Description
In Movie Filter mode, you can record videos with various filter
effects.
Fish-eye
Distort close objects to imitate the visual effect of
a fisheye lens.
Defog
Make a video clearer.
Classic
Apply a black and white effect.
Retro
Apply a sepia tone effect.
Negative
Apply a negative film effect.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
.
Touch a desired filter.
3
4
Press [Shutter] or touch
to start recording.
Press [Shutter] again or touch
to stop recording.
• If you select Miniature, the speed of the video will increase.
• If you select Miniature, the camera will not record sound.
• If you select Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch,
Fish-eye, or Defog, the recording speed will be set to
recording resolution will be set to less than
.
Option
Description
Miniature
Apply a tilt-shift effect to make the subject appear
in miniature.
Vignetting
Apply the retro-looking colors, high contrast, and
strong vignette effect of Lomo cameras.
Half Tone Dot Apply a halftone effect.
Sketch
Apply a pen sketch effect.
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and the
Using effect modes
Using the Vignetting mode
In Vignetting mode, you can capture a photo or record a video
with a vignetting effect.
1
2
3
On the Home screen, touch
Select
(photo) or
4
Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press
[Shutter] to focus.
5
Press [Shutter] to capture the photo.
.
To apply the vignetting effect to saved photos, touch
(movie).
Drag the sliders or touch the sample photos to adjust
Level, Brightness, and Contrast.
• To view the original photo, touch Before.
• To view the photo with the vignetting effect, touch After.
Level
Brightness
Contrast
Before
After
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.
Using effect modes
Using the Palette Effect mode
In Palette Effect mode, you can record a video with effects to
make specific colors stand out.
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
3
4
Press [Shutter] or touch
Press [Shutter] again or touch
.
Touch a desired palette.
Option
Description
Palette Effect 1
Create a vivid look with sharp contrast and
red color.
Palette Effect 2
Make scenes clean and clear by applying a
soft blue tone.
Palette Effect 3
Apply a soft brown tone.
Palette Effect 4
Create a cold and monotone effect.
to start recording.
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to stop recording.
Recording voice memos
Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back later. You can also add a voice memo to a photo to remind you of shooting
conditions, time of day, circumstances, etc.
You will get the best sound quality when you speak 16 in (40 cm) from the camera.
3
Recording a voice memo
1
2
On the Home screen, touch
Press [Shutter] or touch
Press [Shutter] again or touch
.
To view the list of saved voice memos, touch
to start recording.
• Touch to pause and
to resume.
• Each memo can be up to 10 hours long if memory is
available.
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to stop recording.
.
Recording voice memos
4
Adding a voice memo to a photo
In Program mode, you can add a voice memo to a captured
photo.
1
2
3
On the Home screen, touch
Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum).
• Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the
.
10 seconds are up.
You cannot add voice memos to photos in the burst mode.
Touch m, and then touch the setting button next to
Memo.
Align your subject in the frame, and then capture a
photo.
• The camera begins to record a voice memo right after you
capture the photo.
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Shooting options
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
Using the timer ……………………………… 58
Detecting eye blinking …………………… 66
Using Smart Face Recognition …………… 67
Registering faces as your favorites
(My Star) ………………………………… 68
Shooting in the dark ……………………… 59
Adjusting brightness and color …………… 69
Preventing red-eye ……………………… 59
Using the flash …………………………… 59
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ……………… 61
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 69
Changing the metering option …………… 70
Selecting a light source (White balance) … 71
Changing the camera’s focus …………… 62
Using burst modes ………………………… 73
Using macro ………………………………
Using smart touch focus …………………
Using one touch shooting …………………
Adjusting the focus area …………………
Applying effects/Adjusting images ……… 74
Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 55
Selecting a resolution …………………… 55
Selecting image quality …………………… 56
62
63
64
64
Applying Smart Filter effects ……………… 74
Adjusting your photos …………………… 77
Using face detection ……………………… 65
Decreasing the sound of the zoom when
recording a video …………………………… 78
Detecting faces …………………………… 65
Capturing a smile shot …………………… 66
Available shooting options by
shooting mode ……………………………… 79
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.
Selecting a resolution
Icon
As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include
more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on
a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size will
also increase.
Setting a photo resolution
Description
4608 X 3456: Print on A1 paper (23.4 X 33.1 inches).
4608 X 3072: Print on A1 paper in wide ratio (3:2).
4608 X 2592: Print on A1 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
3648 X 2736: Print on A2 paper (16.5 X 23.4 inches).
1
2
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Photo Size.
2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8.3 X 11.7 inches).
Select an option, and then touch o.
1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper (5.8 X 8.3 inches).
1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9)
or play back on an HDTV.
Photo Size
4608 X 3072
1024 X 768: Attach to an email.
4608 X 2592
3648 X 2736
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Selecting a resolution and quality
Setting the video resolution
1
2
Selecting image quality
Set the photo and video quality settings. Higher image quality
settings will result in larger file sizes.
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Movie Size.
Select an option, and then touch o.
Setting the photo quality
The camera compresses and saves the photos you capture in
the JPEG format.
Movie Size
1280 X 720 HQ
1
2
1280 X 720
640 X 480
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Quality.
Select an option, and then touch o.
Quality
Super Fine
Icon
Description
Fine
1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an
HDTV.
Normal
1280 X 720: Play back on an HDTV.
640 X 480: Play back on an analog TV.
320 X 240: Post on a web page.
Icon
220 X 176: Play on the front display in Children mode.
Description
Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality.
Fine: Capture photos in high quality.
When you play videos on a computer, the resolution may change depending
on the player you use.
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Normal: Capture photos in normal quality.
Selecting a resolution and quality
Setting the video quality
The camera compresses and saves the videos you record in the
MP4 (H.264) format.
1
2
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Frame Rate.
Select an option, and then touch o.
• As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but
the file size also increases.
Frame Rate
30 FPS
15 FPS
Icon
Description
30 FPS: Record 30 frames per second.
15 FPS: Record 15 frames per second.
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Using the timer
Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.
1
2
3
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Timer.
Press [Shutter] to start the timer.
• The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will
Select an option, and then touch o.
automatically capture a photo at the specified time.
• The front display will start a countdown before shooting.
Timer
Off
10 Sec
2 Sec
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Description
Off: The timer is not active.
10 Sec: Capture a photo after a 10-second delay.
2 Sec: Capture a photo after a 2-second delay.
• Press [Shutter] to cancel the timer.
• Depending on the Face Detection option you have selected, the timer
Available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
function or some of its options may not be available.
• Timer options are not available if you set burst options.
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Shooting in the dark
Learn how to capture photos at night or in low light conditions.
Preventing red-eye
Using the flash
If the flash fires when you capture a photo of a person in the dark,
a red glow may appear in the person’s eyes. To prevent this,
select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in “Using
the flash.”
Use the flash when you capture photos in the dark or when you
need more light in your photos.
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In Shooting mode, touch m “ Flash.
Select an option, and then touch o.
Flash
Off
Auto
Red-eye
Fill in
This option is available in Program, Beauty Shot, Self-Shot, Children, Pose
Guide and Night Shot modes.
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Description
Off:
• The flash will not fire.
• The camera will display the shake warning
you are shooting in low light.
when
Auto: The flash will fire automatically when the subject
or background is dark.
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Shooting in the dark
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Description
• Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select
Red-eye:
• The flash will fire twice when the subject or
background is dark to reduce the red-eye effect.
• There is an interval between 2 bursts of the flash. Do
not move until the flash fires a second time.
Fill in:
• The flash always fires.
• The camera automatically adjusts light intensity.
Slow Sync:
• The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer.
• This option is recommended when you want to
capture ambient light to reveal more details in the
background.
• Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.
• The camera will display the shake warning
when
you are shooting in low light.
Red-eye Fix:
• The flash fires twice when the subject or background
is dark, and the camera corrects red-eyes through its
advanced software analysis.
• There is an interval between 2 bursts of the flash. Do
not move until the flash fires a second time.
Available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Blink Detection.
• Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance
from the flash. (p. 129)
• If light from the flash is reflected or there is a substantial amount of
dust in the air, tiny spots may appear in your photo.
Shooting in the dark
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity
The ISO sensitivity is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as
defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The higher ISO sensitivity you select, the more sensitive to light
your camera becomes. With a higher ISO sensitivity, you can get
a better photo without using the flash.
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In Shooting mode, touch m “ ISO.
Select an option, and then touch o.
• Select Auto to have the camera select an appropriate ISO
sensitivity automatically based on the brightness of the subject
and lighting.
ISO
ISO 80
ISO 100
ISO 200
Higher ISO sensitivities may result in more image noise.
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Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera’s focus to suit the subject and the shooting conditions.
Using macro
Use macro to capture close-up photos of subjects, such as
flowers or insects.
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In Shooting mode, touch m “ Focus.
Select Macro, and then touch o.
Focus
Normal (AF)
Macro
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Description
Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 32 in
(80 cm).
Macro: Manually focus on a subject that is 2-32 in
(5-80 cm) from the camera (39-59 in / 100-150 cm
when you use the zoom).
• Try to hold the camera firmly to prevent blurry photos.
• Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 16 in
(40 cm).
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Changing the camera’s focus
Using smart touch focus
• If you do not touch any area on the screen, the focus frame will
Smart Touch AF allows you to track and auto focus on your
subject, even when you are moving.
• Tracking a subject may fail when:
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appear in the center of the screen.
In Shooting mode, touch m “ Focus Area.
Select Smart Touch AF, and then touch o.
Touch the subject you want to track in the touch area.
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