Samsung | SAMSUNG ST96 | Samsung ST96 User Manual

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User Manual
ST96
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, this 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 the charger from the wall socket 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.
Inauthentic, 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.
This 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
unapproved 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.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.
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Health and safety information
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 small end of the USB cable into your camera.
If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.
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 and record a video by
selecting a mode.
Shooting options
51
Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode.
Playback/Editing
75
Learn how to play back photos or videos, and edit
photos or videos. Also, learn how to connect your
camera to your computer, photo printer, TV, HDTV, or
3D TV.
• 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
104
Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings.
Appendixes
Get information about error messages, specifications,
and maintenance.
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110
Icons used in this manual
Indicators used in this manual
Shooting mode
Indicator
Smart Auto
S
Icon
Additional information
Program
p
Safety warnings and precautions
Scene
s
3D Photo
3
[ ]
Camera buttons. For example, [Shutter] represents the
shutter button.
DUAL IS
I
( )
Page number of related information
Panorama
N
Movie
v
“
The order of options or menus you must select to
perform a step; for example: Select a “ Photo Size
(represents Select a, and then select Photo Size).
*
Annotation
Shooting mode icons
These icons appear in the text when a function is available in a
mode. See the example below.
Note: The s mode may not support functions for all scenes.
For example:
Available in Program,
DUAL IS, and Movie
modes
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Function
Expressions used in this manual
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.
Pressing the shutter
• Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down
• Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down
Half-press [Shutter]
S 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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S 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 occurs when the subject's eyes reflect light from the camera flash.
Red-eye or
Red-eye Fix. (p. 55)
• If the photo has already been captured, select
Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 91)
If dust particles are present in the air, you may capture them in photos when you use the flash.
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 57)
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. 31)
• Use the I mode. (p. 43)
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 long enough to take a clear picture and may result in camera shake.
• Select
Night in s mode. (p. 36)
• Turn on the flash. (p. 55)
• Set ISO sensitivity options. (p. 57)
• 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 light and dark
areas, the subject may appear too dark.
• Avoid shooting toward the sun.
• Select
Backlight in s mode. (p. 36)
• Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 55)
• Adjust the exposure. (p. 66)
• Set the metering option to
Spot if a subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 67)
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Quick reference
Capturing photos of people
• s mode > Beauty Shot f 39
• Red-eye/Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct
red-eye) f 55
• Face Detection f 61
• Self-Portrait f 62
Capturing photos at night or in
the dark
• s mode > Night, Sunset, Dawn f 36
• Flash options f 55
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
f 57
Capturing panoramic action
photos
• N mode > Action Panorama f 46
Capturing photos of text,
insects, or flowers
• s mode > Text f 36
• Macro f 58
Capturing photos of scenery
• s mode > Landscape f 36
• N mode f 44
Capturing 3D photos
Capturing action photos
• High-speed burst mode f 70
• Precapture f 71
Adjusting the exposure
(brightness)
• s mode > HDR f 37
• ISO sensitivity (to adjust the sensitivity to light)
f 57
• EV (to adjust exposure) f 66
• Metering f 67
• AEB f 71
• 3 mode f 42
• N mode > 3D Panorama f 44
Applying effects to photos
•
•
•
•
s mode > Magic Frame f 38
s mode > Zooming Shot f 40
Smart Filter effects f 72
Image Adjust (to adjust Contrast, Sharpness, or
Saturation) f 74
8
Reducing camera shake
• Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) f 30
• I mode f 43
• Viewing files by category in Smart Album
f 79
• Viewing files as thumbnails f 80
• Deleting all files on the memory card f 81
• Viewing files as a slide show f 84
• Viewing files on a TV, HDTV, or 3D TV f 94
• Connecting your camera to a computer
f 97
• Adjusting sound and volume f 106
• Adjusting the brightness of the display
f 106
• Changing the display language f 107
• Setting the date and time f 107
• Before contacting a service center f 121
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 .............................................................
Selecting options or menus ........................................
Using [MENU] ............................................................
Using [Fn] ..................................................................
Setting the display and sound ....................................
Setting the display type ...............................................
Setting the sound .......................................................
Capturing photos .........................................................
Zooming ....................................................................
Reducing camera shake (OIS) .....................................
Tips for getting a clearer photo ...................................
Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................
Using the Scene mode ................................................
Using the HDR mode .................................................
Using the Magic Frame mode .....................................
Using the Beauty Shot mode .......................................
Using the Zooming Shot mode ....................................
Using the Program mode ............................................
Using the 3D Photo mode ...........................................
Using the DUAL IS mode ............................................
Using the Panorama mode .........................................
Using the 2D or 3D Panorama mode ...........................
Using the Action Panorama mode ................................
Using the Movie mode ................................................
Recording high-speed videos ......................................
Using the Smart Scene Detection mode ......................
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36
37
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39
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43
44
44
46
47
49
50
Contents
Adjusting brightness and color ...................................
Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ...........................
Changing the metering option ......................................
Selecting a light source (White balance) ........................
Using burst modes ......................................................
Capturing photos in the High-speed burst mode ...........
Capturing photos in the Precapture mode ....................
Capturing photos in the AEB mode ..............................
Applying effects/Adjusting images ..............................
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................
Adjusting your photos .................................................
Shooting options .............................................................. 51
Selecting a resolution and quality ...............................
Selecting a resolution ..................................................
Setting the photo 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 auto focus ........................................................
Using tracking auto focus ............................................
Adjusting the focus area ..............................................
Using Face Detection ..................................................
Detecting faces ..........................................................
Capturing a self portrait shot ........................................
Capturing a smile shot ................................................
Detecting eye blinking .................................................
Using Smart Face Recognition ....................................
Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) .................
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54
55
55
55
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58
58
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60
61
61
62
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63
63
64
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66
66
67
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70
71
71
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72
74
Contents
Playback/Editing............................................................... 75
Settings ........................................................................... 104
Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode .............. 76
Starting Playback mode .............................................. 76
Viewing photos .......................................................... 82
Playing a video ........................................................... 85
Using the Creative Movie Maker mode ...................... 87
Making a movie with the Creative Movie Maker ............. 87
View a movie made in the Creative Movie Maker mode .. 88
Editing a photo ............................................................ 89
Resizing photos ......................................................... 89
Rotating a photo ......................................................... 89
Applying Smart Filter effects ........................................ 90
Adjusting your photos ................................................. 91
Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 92
Viewing files on a TV, HDTV, or 3D TV ......................... 94
Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 97
Transferring files with Intelli-studio ................................. 98
Transferring files by connecting the camera as
a removable disk ...................................................... 100
Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ............... 101
Transferring files to your Mac computer ................... 102
Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ....... 103
Settings menu ...........................................................
Accessing the settings menu ....................................
Sound .....................................................................
Display ....................................................................
Settings ...................................................................
105
105
106
106
107
Appendixes ..................................................................... 110
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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112
112
113
114
117
121
124
128
133
134
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting.
Unpacking
………………………………… 13
Setting the display and sound …………… 25
Camera layout ……………………………… 14
Setting the display type …………………… 25
Setting the sound ………………………… 26
Inserting the battery and memory card … 17
Charging the battery and turning on your
camera ……………………………………… 18
Charging the battery ……………………… 18
Turning on your camera ………………… 18
Performing the initial setup
……………… 19
Learning icons ……………………………… 21
Selecting options or menus ……………… 22
Using [MENU] …………………………… 22
Using [Fn] ………………………………… 24
Capturing photos
………………………… 27
Zooming ………………………………… 28
Reducing camera shake (OIS) …………… 30
Tips for getting a clearer photo …………… 31
Unpacking
The following items are included in your product box.
Optional accessories
Camera
AC adapter/
USB cable
Camera case
Rechargeable battery
A/V cable
Strap
Battery charger
User Manual CD-ROM
HDMI cable
Memory card/
Memory card adapter
Quick Start Guide
• The illustrations may differ slightly from the items shipped with your
product.
• You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung
service center. Samsung is not responsible for any problems
caused by using unauthorized accessories.
Basic functions 13
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera’s parts and their functions.
POWER button
Shutter button
Microphone
Speaker
Flash
AF-assist light/Timer lamp
Lens
HDMI port
Accepts HDMI cable
Tripod mount
USB and A/V port
Accepts USB cable and A/V 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,
or adjust volume
Status lamp
• Blinking: When the camera is
saving a photo or video, being
read by a computer or printer,
or when the image is out of focus
• Steady: When the camera
is connected to a computer,
charging the battery, or when the
image is in focus
Attaching the strap
x
y
Display
Buttons
(p. 16)
Basic functions 15
Camera layout
Buttons
Button
Button
Description
Description
Start recording a video.
Basic functions
D Change the display option.
c Change the macro option.
Access options or menus.
Select a shooting mode.
Mode
Description
S
Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene
mode selected automatically by the camera.
p
Program: Capture a photo by setting options
except the shutter speed and aperture value
which the camera sets automatically.
s
Scene: Capture a photo with options preset for
a specific scene.
d
3D Photo: Capture scenes with a 3D effect.
(The 3D effect works only on a 3D TV or 3D
monitor.)
I
DUAL IS: Capture a photo with options that
reduce camera shake.
N
Panorama: Capture and combine a series of
photos to create a panoramic image.
v
Movie: Customize settings to record a video.
Move up
Move down
F
Change the flash option.
Move left
t
Change the timer or burst
option.
Move right
Confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Enter Playback mode.
Basic functions 16
Other functions
• Access options in Shooting mode.
• Delete files in Playback mode.
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 17
Charging the battery and turning on your camera
Charging the battery
Turning on your camera
Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the
battery. Plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera,
and then plug the other end of the USB cable into the AC
adapter.
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. 19)
Indicator light
• Red light on: Charging
• Red light off: Fully charged
Turning on your camera in Playback mode
Press [P]. The camera turns on and immediately accesses
Playback mode.
Use only the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with your camera. If you
use another AC adapter (such as SAC-48), the camera battery may not
charge or work properly.
If you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [P] for about 5 seconds,
the camera does not emit any sounds.
Basic functions 18
Performing the initial setup
When you turn on your camera for the first time, the initial setup screen appears. Follow the steps below to configure the camera’s basic
settings.
1
4
Verify that Language is highlighted, and then press
[t] or [o].
Press [D/c] to select Home, and then press [o].
• When you travel to another country, select Visit, and then
select a new time zone.
5
Press [F/t] to select a time zone, and then press [o].
• To set daylight-savings time, press [D].
Time Zone : Home
2
3
Press [D/c/F/t] to select a language, and then
press [o].
Press [c] to select Time Zone, and then press
[t] or [o].
Basic functions 19
London
Back
DST
Performing the initial setup
6
Press [c] to select Date/Time Set, and then press
[t] or [o].
Date/Time Set
Year Month Day
9
Press [c] to select Date Type, and then press
[t] or [o].
10
Press [D/c] to select a date type, and then press
[o].
Hour Min
Language
Time Zone
Date/Time Set
Date Type
Exit
Set
English
London
2011/01/01
YYYY/MM/DD
MM/DD/YYYY
DD/MM/YYYY
• The screen may differ depending on the language selected.
7
8
Back
Set
Press [F/t] to select an item.
Press [D/c] to set the date and time, and then
press [o].
• The default date type may differ depending on the language
selected.
11
Press [m] to switch to Shooting mode.
Basic functions 20
Learning icons
The icons the camera displays on the screen change according to the mode you select or the options you set.
1
2 Shooting options (right)
3 Shooting information
Icon
Icon
Description
Description
Smart zoom on
Shooting mode
Photo resolution
Aperture value
Video resolution
Shutter speed
Single shot mode
Available number of photos
High-speed burst mode
Memory card inserted
1 Shooting options (left)
Precapture mode
•
Icon
Description
AEB mode
•
Smart filter
Timer
Face tone
Frame rate
Image adjustment (contrast,
sharpness, and saturation)
Photo quality
White balance
Metering
White balance adjusted
Flash
Face retouch
Flash intensity adjusted
Face detection
Auto focus option
Focus area
Sound Alive on
2
3
Available recording time
Auto focus frame
Camera shake
Zoom indicator
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
EV adjusted
ISO sensitivity
•
: Fully charged
: Partially charged
: Empty (Recharge)
Basic functions 21
Zoom ratio
Histogram (p. 25)
Current time and date
Selecting options or menus
To select an option or a menu, press [m] or [f].
Going back to the previous menu
Using [MENU]
To select options, press [m], and then press
[D/c/F/t] or [o].
1
2
Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu.
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Half-press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode.
Select an option or a menu.
• To move up or down, press [D] or [c].
• To move left or right, press [F] or [t].
3
Press [o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu.
Basic functions 22
Selecting options or menus
For example, to select a White Balance option
in Program mode:
1
2
3
5
Press [D/c] to select White Balance, and then
press [t] or [o].
In Shooting mode, press [M].
Photo Size
Quality
Select p.
EV
ISO
Press [m].
White Balance
Smart Filter
Photo Size
Face Detection
Quality
Exit
EV
Move
ISO
6
White Balance
Smart Filter
Press [F/t] to select a White Balance option.
Face Detection
Exit
4
White Balance : Daylight
Move
Press [D/c] to select a, and then press
[t] or [o].
Back
7
8
Adjust
Press [o] to save your settings.
Press [m] to return to Shooting mode.
Basic functions 23
Selecting options or menus
4
Using [Fn]
Press [D/c] to scroll to
You can access shooting options by pressing [f], but some
options are not available.
.
White Balance : Auto WB
For example, to select a White Balance option
in Program mode:
1
2
3
In Shooting mode, press [M].
Select p.
Exit
Press [f].
5
Move
Press [F/t] to select a White Balance option.
Photo Size : 4320X3240
White Balance : Daylight
Exit
Move
Exit
6
Move
Press [o] to save your settings.
Basic functions 24
Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic display information and sound settings.
About histograms
Setting the display type
You can select a display type for the Shooting or Playback mode.
Each type displays different shooting or playback information.
See the table below.
Press [D] repeatedly to change the display type.
S Under-exposed
Show all photographic
information.
Mode
A histogram is a graph that illustrates how light is distributed
in your photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, the
photo is underexposed and will appear dark. A peak on the
right of the graph means that the photo is overexposed and will
appear washed out. The height of the peaks is related to color
information. The more of a particular color, the taller the peak.
Description
• Hide all information about shooting.
• Hide information about shooting, except the
Shooting
information on the bottom line.
• Display all information about shooting.
• Display histogram.
• Hide all information about the current file.
Playback
• Display information about the current file, except
the shooting settings and histogram.
• Display all information about the current file.
Basic functions 25
S Well-exposed
S Over-exposed
Setting the display and sound
Setting the sound
Turn on or off the sound your camera emits when you perform
functions.
1
2
3
In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m].
Select < “ Beep Sound.
Select an option.
Option
Description
Off
The camera does not emit any sounds.
On
The camera emits sounds.
Basic functions 26
Capturing photos
Learn how to capture photos easily and quickly in Smart Auto mode.
1
2
3
In Shooting mode, press [M].
4
Half-press [Shutter] to focus.
• A green frame means the subject is in focus.
• A red frame means the subject is out of focus.
Select S.
Align your subject in the frame.
5
6
Press [Shutter] to capture a photo.
Press [P] to view the captured photo.
• To delete the photo, press [f], and then select Yes.
7
Press [P] to return to Shooting mode.
See page 31 for tips to get clearer photos.
Basic functions 27
Capturing photos
Digital zoom
Zooming
You can capture close-up photos by adjusting the zoom.
ps
The Digital zoom is supported by default in Shooting mode.
If you zoom in on a subject in Shooting mode and the zoom
indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using the Digital
zoom. By using both the 5X Optical zoom and 4X Digital zoom,
you can zoom in up to 20 times.
Optical range
Zoom indicator
Zoom ratio
Zoom out
Digital range
• The Digital zoom is not available with the Face detection option,
Zoom in
Smart Filter effect, Tracking AF option, or Burst option.
• If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may be
lower than normal.
Basic functions 28
Capturing photos
Smart zoom
Setting Smart zoom
p
You can use 7X Smart zoom which lets you zoom in with less
degradation of picture quality than the Optical zoom and Digital
zoom. By using both the Smart zoom and Digital zoom,
you can zoom in up to 20 times.
Smart range
1
2
3
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select a “ Smart Zoom.
Select an option.
Icon
Zoom indicator
Description
Off: The Smart zoom is deactivated.
Digital range
On: The Smart zoom is activated.
• Smart zoom is not available with the Face detection option,
Smart Filter effect, Tracking AF option, or Burst option.
• If you capture a photo with the Smart zoom, the photo quality may be
lower than normal.
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Capturing photos
Reducing camera shake (OIS)
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• OIS may not function properly when:
-
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, your images may be blurred
by the vibration of the OIS sensor. 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.
Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode.
S Before correction
1
2
3
S After correction
In Shooting mode, press [m].
Select a or v “ OIS.
Select an option.
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Description
Off: OIS is deactivated.
On: OIS is activated.
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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,
flash, or microphone.
reduce camera shake optically. (p. 30)
• Select the I mode to reduce camera shake
both optically and digitally. (p. 43)
     When     is displayed 
     Half-pressing the shutter button 
Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the
focus. The camera adjusts the focus and
exposure auto
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