Samsung | SAMSUNG ST5500 | Samsung ST5500 User Manual

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User Manual
ST5500
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions
Extended functions
Shooting options
Playback/Editing
Wireless network/Bluetooth
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
t Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your camera.
t Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations
when disposing of used batteries.
t Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices,
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may
explode when overheated.
t 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.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Keep your camera away from small children and pets
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between cameras and
pacemakers to avoid potential interference, as recommended by
manufacturers and the independent research group, Wireless
Technology Research. If you have any reason to suspect that your
camera is interfering with a pacemaker or other medical device,
turn off the camera immediately and contact the manufacturer of
the pacemaker or medical device for guidance.
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
t 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.
t Do not swing your camera by the strap. This may cause injury
to yourself or others.
t Do not paint your camera, as paint can clog moving parts and
prevent proper operation.
t 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.
Safety precautions
Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly
t 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.
t 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.
t Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or
poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and
internal components.
t 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.
t Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on
beaches or in other similar areas.
t Protect your camera and monitor from impact, rough handling,
and excessive vibration to avoid serious damage.
t 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
t 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.
t 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.
t 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.
t Do not allow liquids, dirt, or foreign substances to come in
contact with the memory card slot. Doing so may cause the
camera to malfunction.
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Health and safety information
t Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory
card.
t Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact
or pressure.
t Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other
cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with
your camera.
t Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card.
Turn off the camera near medical equipment
Your camera can interfere with medical equipment in hospitals or
health care facilities. Follow all regulations, posted warnings, and
directions from medical personnel.
Turn off the camera when in an aircraft
Your camera can cause interference with aircraft equipment.
Follow all airline regulations and turn off your camera when
directed by airline personnel.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera,
cause injury, or void your warranty.
Avoid interference with other electronic devices
Your camera emits radio frequency (RF) signals that may interfere
with unshielded or improperly shielded electronic equipment,
such as pacemakers, hearing aids, medical devices, and
other electronic devices in homes or vehicles. Consult the
manufacturers of your electronic devices to solve any interference
problems you experience.
Protect your camera’s lens
t Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor
the image sensor or cause it to malfunction.
t Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your
lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth.
Follow all safety warnings and regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a camera in a
certain area.
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Health and safety information
Important usage information
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.
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.
Use your camera in the normal position
Avoid contact with your camera’s internal antenna.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
t Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is
finished, disconnect the cable from your camera.
t Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
recharged before use.
t Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
t Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Exercise caution when using the camera in humid
environments
t Data transferred via WLAN or Bluetooth technology could be
leaked, so avoid transferring sensitive data in public areas or
on open networks.
t The camera manufacturer is not liable for any data transfers
that infringe on copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property
laws, or public decency ordnances.
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.
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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.
• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
• Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term “High Definition
Multimedia Interface” are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logo are registered
trademarks of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and are used by
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. under license. All other
trademarks and product names are owned by their
respective owners.
• Wi-Fi®, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, and the Wi-Fi logo are
registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Extended functions
32
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and
how to record a video or voice memo.
Shooting options
42
Learn about the options you can set in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
66
Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice
memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how
to connect your camera to your photo printer, TV, or
HDTV.
• Camera specifications or contents of this manual may
be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of
camera functions.
• We recommend using your camera within a country
where you purchase it.
• For Open Source License information, refer to the
“OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM.
Wireless network/Bluetooth
94
Learn to use several functions using wireless local area
networks (WLANs) and the Bluetooth feature.
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
Icon
Function
Additional information
Auto
a
Safety warnings and precautions
Program
p
Scene
s
[ ]
Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter]
(represents the shutter button)
DUAL IS
d
( )
Page number of related information
Smart Scene Detection
D
Movie
v
“
The order of options or menus you must select to perform
a step; for example: Select > “
(represents Select >, and then
)
*
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
e.g.)
Available in the
Program, DUAL IS,
Movie, and Smart
Scene Detection
modes
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Abbreviation
Definition
ACB
Auto Contrast Balance
AEB
Auto Exposure Bracket
AF
Auto Focus
AP
Access Point
DIS
Digital Image Stabilization
DLNA
Digital Living Network Alliance
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)
t Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
t 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
t Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal,
or still life
t Background: the objects around the subject
t 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.
t Set the flash option to
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 47)
Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 82)
t 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.
t Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 48)
Photos are blurred.
This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly.
t Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 30)
t Use the d mode. (p. 37)
Photos are blurred when As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows.
shooting at night.
This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake.
t Select
Night in the s mode. (p. 36)
t Turn on the flash. (p. 47)
t Set ISO speed options. (p. 48)
t 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.
t Avoid shooting in front of the sun.
t Select
Backlight in the s mode. (p. 34)
t Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 47)
t Adjust the exposure. (p. 57)
t Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 58)
Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 59)
t Set the metering option to
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Quick reference
Taking photos of people
t s mode > Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children f 34
t Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye)
f 47
t Face Detection f 52
Taking photos at night or in the dark
t s mode > Night, Dawn, Fireworks f 34
t Flash options f 47
t ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 48
Taking action photos
Adjusting the exposure (brightness)
t ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) f 48
t EV (to adjust exposure) f 57
t ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright
backgrounds) f 58
t Metering f 59
t AEB (to take 3 photos of the same scene with different
exposures) f 62
Applying a different effect
t Photo styles (to apply tones) f 63
t Smart filter effects f 64
t Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or
contrast) f 65
t Continuous, Motion Capture f 62
Reducing camera shake
Taking photos of text, insects, or
flowers
t s mode > Close Up, Text f 34
t Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos) f 49
t White Balance (to change the color tone) f 60
t Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) f 29
t d mode f 37
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t Viewing files by category in
Smart Album f 70
t Deleting all files on the
memory card f 72
t Viewing files as a slide show
f 74
t Viewing files on a TV or HDTV
f 84
t Connecting your camera to a
computer f 86
t Adjusting sound and volume
f 113
t Adjusting the brightness of
the display f 113
t Changing the display
language f 114
t Setting the date and time
f 114
t Formatting the memory card
f 114
t Troubleshooting f 123
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 ...................................................................
Using the touch screen .....................................................
Selecting a shooting mode ................................................
Selecting a shooting mode using motion recognition ..............
Setting the touch screen and sound .................................
Setting the display type for the touch screen ..........................
Setting the sound ................................................................
Taking photos ....................................................................
Zooming .............................................................................
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ..............................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ..........................................
Extended functions ........................................................ 32
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Shooting modes ................................................................
Using the Smart Auto mode .................................................
Using the Scene mode ........................................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................
Using the frame guide ..........................................................
Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode ..............................
Using the DUAL IS mode .....................................................
Using the Program mode .....................................................
Recording a video ...............................................................
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ................................
Recording voice memos ...................................................
Recording a voice memo .....................................................
Adding a voice memo to a photo ..........................................
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Shooting options ............................................................ 42
Selecting a resolution and quality ......................................
Selecting a resolution ...........................................................
Selecting image quality ........................................................
Using the timer ..................................................................
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Contents
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 smart touch focus ......................................................
Using one touch shooting ....................................................
Adjusting the focus area .......................................................
Using face detection .........................................................
Detecting faces ...................................................................
Taking a self portrait shot ......................................................
Taking a smile shot ..............................................................
Detecting eye blinking ..........................................................
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 ..........................................................
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Playback/Editing ............................................................. 66
Playing back ......................................................................
Starting Playback mode .......................................................
Viewing photos ...................................................................
Playing a video ....................................................................
Playing a voice memo ..........................................................
Editing a photo ..................................................................
Rotating a photo ..................................................................
Resizing photos ..................................................................
Applying photo styles ...........................................................
Applying smart filter effects ...................................................
Applying a special effect ......................................................
Correcting exposure problems .............................................
Editing photos of portraits .....................................................
Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................
Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ...........................................
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Contents
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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Sending photos via email ................................................
Viewing photos or videos on the DLNA devices ..............
Viewing photos or videos on a TV screen ............................
Viewing photos or videos on another device (renderer) .........
Sending or receiving photos or videos with a camera .....
Sending photos or videos to another camera .......................
Receiving photos or videos from another camera .................
Sending photos via Bluetooth .........................................
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Wireless network/Bluetooth .......................................... 94
Connecting to a WLAN and configuring network settings . 95
Connecting to a WLAN automatically .................................... 95
Connecting to a WLAN manually .......................................... 96
Network connection tips ...................................................... 97
Storing your information ....................................................... 98
Storing email addresses ....................................................... 98
Setting the file size to share .................................................. 99
Configuring the WPS setting ................................................. 99
Setting a password ............................................................. 99
Changing the password ..................................................... 100
Checking information ......................................................... 100
Entering text ...................................................................... 100
Using photo or video sharing websites ............................ 101
Accessing a website .......................................................... 101
Uploading photos or videos ................................................ 102
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Appendixes ................................................................... 111
Settings menu .................................................................
Accessing the settings menu ..............................................
Sound settings ..................................................................
Display settings .................................................................
Camera settings ................................................................
Error messages ...............................................................
Camera maintenance ......................................................
Cleaning your camera ........................................................
About memory cards .........................................................
About the battery ...............................................................
Before contacting a service center ..................................
Camera specifications .....................................................
Index ...............................................................................
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Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
Unpacking
………………………………… 14
Camera layout ……………………………… 15
Inserting the battery and memory card … 17
Charging the battery and turning your
camera on …………………………………… 18
Charging the battery ………………………… 18
Turning on your camera ……………………… 18
Performing the initial setup
……………… 19
Learning icons ……………………………… 21
Using the touch screen …………………… 22
Selecting a shooting mode ……………… 24
Selecting a shooting mode using motion
recognition …………………………………… 25
Setting the touch screen and sound
…… 26
Setting the display type for the touch screen
26
Setting the sound …………………………… 26
Taking photos ……………………………… 27
Zooming ……………………………………… 28
Reducing camera shake (OIS) ……………… 29
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 30
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.
Camera
AC adapter/
USB cable
Rechargeable battery
Quick Start Manual
Cradle
Touch pen
Strap
User Manual CD-ROM
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
Shutter button
Microphone
Flash
AF-assist light/timer lamp
Internal antenna*
Lens
* Avoid contact with the internal
antenna while using the
wireless network.
Tripod mount
Speaker
Battery chamber cover
Insert a memory card and battery
Basic functions
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Camera layout
Status lamp
t Blinking: When saving a photo or video, being read by a
computer or printer, out of focus, connecting to a WLAN,
sending a photo, or turning on the Bluetooth feature
t Steady: When connecting to a computer or in focus
Playback button
Zoom button
t Zoom in or out
t Zoom in on part of a photo or view files
as thumbnails
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI cable
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable or A/V cable
1
Touch screen
2
Basic functions
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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.
Push the lock up to release
the battery.
Battery
lock
Battery
Insert the battery with the
Samsung logo facing down.
The internal memory can be used as a temporary storage device when the
memory card is not inserted.
Basic functions
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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. 19)
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [Playback]. 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 [Playback] for about
5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds.
Basic functions
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Performing the initial setup
The initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the camera's basic settings.
1
Select Language.
2
3
Select a language.
Select Time Zone (Time Zone).
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5
6
Basic functions
Select a time zone and select
.
t To set the daylight-saving time, select
.
Select Date & Time (Date & Time).
Set the date and time, select a date format, and select
.
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Performing the initial setup
7
8
Select Calibration (Calibration).
Tap the target on the screen with your touch pen.
Calibration
Tap directly in the center of the target for optimal performance.
9
Select
to switch to the Shooting mode.
Basic functions
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Learning icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
Icon
A
Description
Icon
Photo styles
Smart filter effect
l
Available number of photos
Available recording time
Internal memory
Memory card inserted
B
t
t
t
A. Status icons
Icon
p
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
: Charging needed
Zoom ratio
Description
Shooting mode
Voice memo
Aperture and shutter speed
Auto focus frame
Photo resolution
Camera shake
Video resolution
Option set 1 (of 4)
Metering
Current date and time
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Grid lines
Frame rate
Exposure value
ISO speed
White balance
B. Option icons (touch)
Icon
Description
Face detection
Flash option
Burst mode
Auto focus option
Image adjustment (sharpness,
contrast, saturation)
Timer option
t
: Motion recognition
t N: Network and Bluetooth menus
t M: Shooting options and
settings menu
Image setting options
t : Exposure value
t
: White balance
t
: ISO speed
t
: Face tone
t : Face retouch
t : Focus area option
t
: Face detection option
t : Smart face recognition edit option
t : Photo resolution
t : Video resolution
t : Photo quality
t : Frame rate
t
: Exposure with ACB
t : Metering option
t
: Burst type
t
: Photo styles
t
: Smart filter effect
t : Image adjustment (sharpness,
contrast, saturation)
t
: Long time shutter
t : Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
t
: Audio recording
t <>: Another row of options
Display type
Basic functions
f
Description
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Using the touch screen
Learn basic actions to use the touch screen. Use the supplied touch pen to touch or drag on the screen.
Do not use other sharp objects, such as pens or pencils, to touch the screen.
Doing so may damage the screen.
Touching
Touch an icon to select a menu or option.
t When you touch or drag on the screen, discolorations will occur. It is
not a malfunction but a characteristic of the touch screen. Touch or
drag lightly to reduce these annoying effects.
t The touch screen may not recognize your touches correctly when:
- you touch multiple items at the same time
- you use the camera in high humidity environments
- you use the camera with an LCD protection film or another LCD
accessory
t If you touch the screen with your finger, the screen may not recognise
your input.
t If you perform no operations for few seconds, the screen will dim to
save battery life.
Dragging
Drag left or right to scroll horizontally.
EV
-2
Basic functions
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-1
0
+1
+2
Using the touch screen
Using gestures
Perform certain functions by drawing commands on the touch
screen.
Gesture
Description
Draw a horizontal bar to right or left to view the
next or previous file.
Draw an X to delete a photo.
Draw a circle to rotate a photo.
Basic functions
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Selecting a shooting mode
Learn how to select a shooting mode. Your camera provides you with various modes for shooting.
1
2
Select the mode icon.
Mode
Select a mode.
Basic functions
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Description
S
Smart Auto: Take a photo by letting the camera select
a scene mode as it detect
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