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This user manual includes detailed usage
              instructions for your camera. Please read
              this manual...
Health and safety information
Always comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations an...
Health and safety information


  Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high                    Protect batteries...
Health and safety information


Use only Samsung-approved accessories                                      Exercise cautio...
Organization of the user manual

                                                             Basic functions             ...
Indications used in this manual                                     Icons used in this manual
Shooting mode             In...
Expressions used in this manual

Pressing the shutter                                                  Exposure (Brightnes...
Quick reference
         Taking photos of people                                Adjusting the exposure (brightness)       ...
Contents
Basic functions ...................................................................... 10          Shooting optio...
Contents


Playback/Editing ................................................................... 51         Appendixes .......
Basic functions
Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions
for shooting.


Unpacking …………………………………………………...
Unpacking
Check your product box for the following items.


                                                              ...
Camera layout
Before you start, familiarise yourself with your camera's parts and their functions.

                      ...
Camera layout


                                                                                                Zoom butto...
Icons
The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.


                         ...
Turning your camera on or off
Learn how to start your camera.

Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.               ...
Selecting options
You can select options by pressing [m] and using the navigation buttons ([D], [M], [F], [t]).

      You...
Selecting options


3   Press [D] or [M] to scroll to Functions and then
    press [t] or [o].

4   Press [D] or [M] to sc...
Setting the display and sound
Learn how to change the basic settings for the display and sound according to your preferenc...
Taking photos
Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode.


1   Rotate the mode dial to a.    ...
Taking photos


Zooming                                                                              Digital zoom
You can ...
Taking photos


Reducing camera shake (OIS)                                                OIS may not function properly w...
Using the Photo Help Guide mode
This mode provides various shooting tips. Learn how to get better photos and videos.


1  ...
Tips for getting a clearer photo

    Holding your camera correctly                                                     Re...
Preventing your subject from being out of focus
It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:                     ...
Extended functions
Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to
record a video or voice memo.


Shooting modes...
Shooting modes
Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.


Using the Smart Auto...
Shooting modes


Using the Scene mode                                                        Using the frame guide
Take a ...
Shooting modes


Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode                                     6     Select an option.
In t...
Shooting modes


Using the Beauty Shot mode                                                       4     To hide facial imp...
Shooting modes


Using the DUAL IS mode                                                                  Using the Program...
Shooting modes


Recording a video                                                                           4     Press [...
Shooting modes


 To pause recording
The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a
video. With this functio...
Recording voice memos                                          apdbs

Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play b...
Shooting options
Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode.


Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 35       ...
Selecting a resolution and quality
Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.


Selecting a resolution...
Using the timer                     apdbsvS

Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting.


1   In Shooting mode, press [...
Using the timer


 Using the motion timer                                                           6     Pose for your ph...
Shooting in the dark
Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.


Preventing red-eye             apbs  ...
Shooting in the dark


     Option Description                                                                         Fla...
Changing the camera’s focus
Learn how to adjust the camera's focus according to your subjects.


Using macro             a...
Changing the camera’s focus


Adjusting the focus area                 apdbs
You can get clearer photos by selecting an ap...
Using face detection                                apdbs

If you use face detection options, your camera can automaticall...
Using face detection


Taking a self-portrait shot                                                                       T...
Using face detection


Detecting eye blinking
If your camera detects closed eyes, it will automatically take
2 photos in s...
Adjusting brightness and color
Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.


Adjusting the expo...
Adjusting brightness and color


Changing the metering option                     pdv                            Selecting...
Adjusting brightness and color


1   In Shooting mode, press [m].                                               Defining yo...
Using burst modes                          ps

It can be difficult to take photos of fast-moving subjects or capture natura...
Improving your photos
Learn how to improve your photos by applying photo styles or colors, or make some adjustments.


App...
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
Samsung Camera SL820 User Manual
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  1. 1. This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly. Click a topic Quick reference Contents User Manual Basic functions SL820 Extended functions Shooting options Playback/Editing Appendixes Index
  2. 2. 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 Caution—situations that could cause damage to your eyes can cause temporary or permanent damage. camera or other equipment Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your camera. Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Follow all local regulations Safety warnings when disposing of used batteries. Never place batteries or cameras on or in heating devices, Do not use your camera near flammable or explosive such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may gases and liquids explode when overheated. 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 Safety precautions accessories. Handle and store your camera carefully and sensibly Keep your camera away from small children and pets Do not allow your camera to get wet—liquids can cause serious Keep your camera and all accessories out of the reach of small damage. Do not handle your camera with wet hands. Water children and animals. Small parts may cause choking or serious damage to your camera can void your manufacturer’s warranty. injury if swallowed. Moving parts and accessories may present physical dangers as well. 1
  3. 3. Health and safety information Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or high Protect batteries, chargers, and memory cards from temperatures for an extended period of time. Prolonged damage exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components. Avoid exposing batteries or memory cards to very cold or very hot temperatures (below 0º C/32º F or above 40º C/104º F). Avoid using or storing your camera in dusty, dirty, humid, or Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging capacity of your poorly-ventilated areas to prevent damage to moving parts and batteries and can cause memory cards to malfunction. internal components. Prevent batteries from making contact with metal objects, as Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it for an this can create a connection between the + and – terminals extended period of time. Installed batteries may leak or corrode of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent battery over time and cause serious damage to your camera. damage. Protect your camera from sand and dirt when using it on Prevent memory cards from making contact with liquids, dirt, or beaches or in other similar areas. foreign substances. If dirty, wipe the memory card clean with a Protect your camera from impact, rough handling, and soft cloth before inserting in your camera. excessive vibration to avoid serious damage. Turn off the camera when inserting or removing the memory Exercise caution when connecting cables or adapters and card. installing batteries and memory cards. Forcing the connectors, Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to heavy impact improperly connecting cables, or improperly installing batteries or pressure. and memory cards can damage ports, connectors, and accessories. Do not use memory cards that have been formatted by other cameras or by a computer. Reformat the memory card with Do not insert foreign objects into any of your camera’s your camera. compartments, slots, or access points. Damage due to improper use may not be covered by your warranty. Never use a damaged charger, battery, or memory card. 2
  4. 4. Health and safety information Use only Samsung-approved accessories Exercise caution when using the camera in humid environments Using incompatible accessories may damage your camera, cause injury, or void your warranty. When transferring the camera from a cold environment to a warm and humid one, condensation can form on the delicate electronic Protect your camera’s lens circuitry and memory card. In this situation, wait for at least 1 hour until all moisture has evaporated before using the camera. Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight, as this may discolor the image sensor or cause it to malfunction. Check that the camera is operating properly before use Protect your lens from fingerprints and scratches. Clean your lens with a soft, clean, debris-free lens cloth. The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files or damage that may result from camera malfunction or improper use. Important usage information Allow only qualified personnel to service your camera Do not allow unqualified personnel to service the camera or attempt to service the camera yourself. Any damage that results from unqualified service is not covered by your warranty. Ensure maximum battery and charger life Overcharging batteries may shorten battery life. After charging is finished, disconnect the cable from your camera. Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged before use. Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use. Use batteries only for their intended purpose. 3
  5. 5. Organization of the user manual Basic functions 10 ©2009 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be functions for shooting. changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions. Extended functions 25 Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video or voice memo. Copyright information Shooting options 34 Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. HDMI, the HDMI logo and the term quot;High Definition Playback/Editing 51 Multimedia Interfacequot; are trademarks or registered Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice trademarks of HDMI Licencing LLC. memos and edit photos or videos. Also, learn how to QuickTime® and QuickTime® logo are trademarks or connect your camera to your computer, photo printer, registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used TV, or HDTV. under licence. Appendixes 72 Refer to settings, error messages, specifications, and maintenance tips. 4
  6. 6. Indications used in this manual Icons used in this manual Shooting mode Indication Icon Function Auto a Additional information Program p Safety warnings and precautions DUAL IS d Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] (represents the [ ] Photo Help Guide h shutter button) Beauty Shot b ( ) Page number of related information Scene s The order of options or menus you must select to perform a step; for example: Select Functions White Movie v Balance (represents select Functions, and then White Smart Auto S Balance). * Annotation Shooting mode icons These icons indicate that a function is available in the corresponding modes. The s mode may not support Abbreviations used in this manual functions for all scenes. Abbreviation Definition e.g.) ACB Auto Contrast Balance AEB Auto Exposure Bracket Available in the AF Auto Focus Program, DUAL IS, DIS Digital Image Stabilization and Movie modes DPOF Digital Print Order Format EV Exposure Value OIS Optical Image Stabilization WB White Balance 5
  7. 7. Expressions used in this manual Pressing the shutter Exposure (Brightness) Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down The amount of light that enters your camera determines the Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down 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. Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright) Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Subject, background, and composition Subject: the main object of a scene, such as a person, animal, or still life Background: the objects around the subject Composition: the combination of a subject and background Subject Composition Background 6
  8. 8. Quick reference Taking photos of people Adjusting the exposure (brightness) Viewing files by category in Smart Album 53 s mode > Portrait, Children 27 ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) 39 Deleting all files on the b mode 29 EV (to adjust exposure) 45 memory card 54 Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye) ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright Viewing files as a slide show 38 backgrounds) 45 56 Face Detection 42 Metering 46 Viewing files on a TV or HDTV AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with 63 Taking photos at night or in the dark different exposures) 48 Connecting your camera to a computer 65 Adjusting sound and volume s mode > Night, Dawn, Firework 27 Applying a different effect 74 Flash options 38 Adjusting the brightness of ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light) 39 the display 74 Photo styles (to apply tones) 49 Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or Changing the display contrast) 50 language 74 Taking action photos Setting the date and time 75 Continuous, Motion Capture 48 Reducing camera shake Formatting the memory card 75 Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) 21 Troubleshooting 83 Taking photos of text, insects, or d mode 30 flowers s mode > Close Up, Text 27 Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos) 40 White balance (to change the color tone) 46 7
  9. 9. Contents Basic functions ...................................................................... 10 Shooting options ................................................................... 34 Unpacking ......................................................................... 11 Selecting a resolution and quality ...................................... 35 Camera layout ................................................................... 12 Selecting a resolution ........................................................... 35 Icons ................................................................................. 14 Selecting image quality ........................................................ 35 Turning your camera on or off ........................................... 15 Using the timer .................................................................. 36 Selecting options ............................................................... 16 Shooting in the dark .......................................................... 38 Setting the display and sound ........................................... 18 Preventing red-eye .............................................................. 38 Changing the display type .................................................... 18 Using the flash .................................................................... 38 Setting the sound ................................................................ 18 Adjusting the ISO speed ...................................................... 39 Taking photos .................................................................... 19 Changing the camera’s focus ............................................ 40 Zooming ............................................................................. 20 Using macro ....................................................................... 40 Reducing camera shake (OIS) .............................................. 21 Using auto focus ................................................................. 40 Using the Photo Help Guide mode .................................... 22 Adjusting the focus area ....................................................... 41 Tips for getting a clearer photo .......................................... 23 Using face detection ......................................................... 42 Detecting faces ................................................................... 42 Extended functions .............................................................. 25 Taking a self-portrait shot ...................................................... 43 Shooting modes ................................................................ 26 Taking a smile shot .............................................................. 43 Using the Smart Auto mode ................................................. 26 Detecting eye blinking .......................................................... 44 Using the Scene mode ........................................................ 27 Adjusting brightness and color .......................................... 45 Using the frame guide .......................................................... 27 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) .................................... 45 Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode .............................. 28 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) .................................... 45 Using the Beauty Shot mode ................................................ 29 Changing the metering option ............................................... 46 Using the DUAL IS mode ..................................................... 30 Selecting a light source (White balance) ................................. 46 Using the Program mode ..................................................... 30 Using burst modes ............................................................ 48 Recording a video ............................................................... 31 Improving your photos ...................................................... 49 Recording voice memos ................................................... 33 Applying photo styles ........................................................... 49 Recording a voice memo ..................................................... 33 Defining your own RGB tone ................................................ 49 Adding a voice memo to a photo .......................................... 33 Adjusting your photos .......................................................... 50 8
  10. 10. Contents Playback/Editing ................................................................... 51 Appendixes ............................................................................ 72 Playing back ...................................................................... 52 Camera settings menu ...................................................... 73 Starting Playback mode ....................................................... 52 Accessing the settings menu ................................................ 73 Viewing photos ................................................................... 56 Sound ................................................................................ 74 Playing a video .................................................................... 57 Display ............................................................................... 74 Playing voice memos ........................................................... 58 Settings .............................................................................. 75 Editing a photo .................................................................. 59 Error messages ................................................................. 78 Resizing photos .................................................................. 59 Camera maintenance ........................................................ 79 Rotating a photo .................................................................. 59 Cleaning your camera .......................................................... 79 Applying photo styles ........................................................... 60 About memory cards ........................................................... 80 Defining your own RGB tone ................................................ 60 About the battery ................................................................. 81 Correcting exposure problems ............................................. 61 Before contacting a service center .................................... 83 Creating a print order (DPOF) ................................................ 62 Camera specifications ....................................................... 86 Viewing files on a TV or HDTV ........................................... 63 FCC notice ........................................................................ 90 Transferring files to your computer .................................... 65 Index ................................................................................. 91 For Windows users ............................................................. 65 For Mac users ..................................................................... 70 Printing photos with a photo printer (PictBridge) ............... 71 9
  11. 11. Basic functions Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting. Unpacking ………………………………………………… 11 Camera layout …………………………………………… 12 Icons ………………………………………………………… 14 Turning your camera on or off ………………………… 15 Selecting options ………………………………………… 16 Setting the display and sound ………………………… 18 Changing the display type ………………………………… 18 Setting the sound …………………………………………… 18 Taking photos ……………………………………………… 19 Zooming …………………………………………………… 20 Reducing camera shake (OIS) ……………………………… 21 Using the Photo Help Guide mode …………………… 22 Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 23
  12. 12. Unpacking Check your product box for the following items. Optional accessories Camera AC adapter/USB cable (AD44-00143A)/(AD39-00162A) Camera case Memory cards Sold as a set Rechargeable battery Strap Software CD-ROM (4302-001221) (Silver: AD63-02596A/ (User manual Black: AD63-02604A) included) (AD46-00243B) HDMI cradle manual Remote control (AD68-03751A) (AD59-00164A) A/V cable Quick Start Manual Cradle HDMI cable (AD39-00163A) (AD68-03680B) (for charging the battery (for viewing high-resolution and connecting your images or playing videos) The illustrations may differ from your actual items. camera to an HDTV or PC) (AD39-00160A) (AD61-04147A) Basic functions 11
  13. 13. Camera layout Before you start, familiarise yourself with your camera's parts and their functions. POWER button Shutter button Speaker Flash Microphone Remote control sensor AF-assist light/timer lamp Lens USB and A/V port Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and battery Basic functions 12
  14. 14. Camera layout Zoom button Zoom in or out in Shooting mode. Zoom in on part of a photo or view files as thumbnails in Playback mode. Adjust volume in Playback mode. Display Status lamp Blinking: When saving a photo or video, being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus Steady: When connecting to a computer or in focus Mode dial Icon Mode Description Take a photo quickly and easily with Button Description a Auto minimal settings m Access options or menus. p Program Take a photo by setting options In Shooting mode While setting Take a photo with options suitable for d DUAL IS reducing camera shake D Change the display option Move up Photo Help Navigation M Change the macro option Move down h Get shooting tips and practice shooting Guide F Change the flash option Move left Take a photo of a person with options to t Change the timer option Move right b Beauty Shot hide facial imperfections Confirm the highlighted option or menu. Take a photo with options preset for a o s Scene specific scene Playback Enter Playback mode. v Movie Record a video Access options in Shooting mode. Take a photo by letting the camera select Function Delete files in Playback mode. S Smart Auto a scene mode as it detects Basic functions 13
  15. 15. Icons The icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set. A A. Information B. Icons on the right Icon Description Icon Description Selected shooting mode Flash Zoom ratio Timer B Available number of photos Auto focus Photo style Available recording time Face detection Internal memory Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) C Memory card inserted Face tone : Fully charged Face retouch : Partially charged Image adjustment : Charging needed (contrast, sharpness, saturation) Aperture and shutter speed Voice muted Voice memo C. Icons on the left Auto focus frame Icon Description Exposure value Camera shake White balance Current date and time ISO speed Photo resolution Video resolution Photo quality Frame rate Metering option Long time shutter Burst type Basic functions 14
  16. 16. Turning your camera on or off Learn how to start your camera. Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off. Turning on your camera in Playback mode Press [P]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode immediately. Press and hold [P] to mute camera sounds. Basic functions 15
  17. 17. Selecting options You can select options by pressing [m] and using the navigation buttons ([D], [M], [F], [t]). You can also access shooting options by pressing [f] but some options are not available. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. E.g. Selecting a white balance option in the P mode 2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or 1 Rotate the mode dial to p. menu. To move left or right, press [F] or [t]. To move up or down, press [D] or [M]. EV 2 Press [m]. EV Functions White Balance ISO Sound Back Move Face Detection Display Photo Size 3 Press [o] to confirm the highlighted option or menu. Settings Quality ACB Exit Change Going back to the previous menu Press [m] again to go back to the previous menu. Press [Shutter] to return to Shooting mode. Basic functions 16
  18. 18. Selecting options 3 Press [D] or [M] to scroll to Functions and then press [t] or [o]. 4 Press [D] or [M] to scroll to White Balance and then press [t] or [o]. EV White Balance ISO Face Detection Photo Size Quality ACB Exit Back 5 Press [F] or [t] to scroll to a white balance option. Daylight Back Move 6 Press [o]. Basic functions 17
  19. 19. Setting the display and sound Learn how to change the basic settings for the display and sound according to your preferences. Changing the display type Setting the sound Select a style of display for Shooting or Playback mode. Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when you operate your camera. Press [D] repeatedly to change a display type. 1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m]. 2 Select Sound Beep Sound an option. Option Description Show all photographic Off The camera does not emit any sounds. information. 1/2/3 The camera emits sounds. 3 Press [m] to return to the previous mode. Mode Description Display all information about shooting Shooting Hide information about shooting, except the available number of photos Display all information about the current photo Hide all information about the current file Playback Display information about the current file, except the shooting settings and captured date Basic functions 18
  20. 20. Taking photos Learn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Auto mode. 1 Rotate the mode dial to a. 3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. A green frame means the subject in focus. 2 Align your subject in the frame. 4 Press [Shutter] to take a photo. See page 23 for tips to get clearer photos. Basic functions 19
  21. 21. Taking photos Zooming Digital zoom You can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is using camera has a 5X optical zoom and 5X digital zoom. By using the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when you both, you can zoom in up to 25 times. use the digital zoom. Push [Zoom] up to zoom in on your subject. Push [Zoom] down Optical range Zoom indicator to zoom out. Zoom ratio Zoom in Digital range The digital zoom is not available when using S, d, b, s (in some scenes), and v modes and when used with Face Detection. It may take longer to save a photo when using the digital zoom. Zoom out The zoom ratio available for videos differs. Basic functions 20
  22. 22. Taking photos Reducing camera shake (OIS) OIS may not function properly when: Reduce camera shake optically in Shooting mode. - you move your camera to follow a moving subject - you use digital zoom - there is too much camera shake - the shutter speed is slow (e.g., when you select Night in the s mode) - the battery is low - you take a close-up shot If you use the OIS function with a tripod, your images may be blurred Before correction After correction by the vibration of the OIS sensor. Deactivate the OIS function when you use a tripod. If the camera is impacted, the display will be blurry. In this case, turn 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. off the camera and turn it on again to use the OIS function correctly. 2 Select Functions OIS an option. Option Description Off: Deactivate the OIS function. On: Activate the OIS function. Basic functions 21
  23. 23. Using the Photo Help Guide mode This mode provides various shooting tips. Learn how to get better photos and videos. 1 Rotate the mode dial to h. 4 View a topic. Press [D] or [M] to display the previous or next screen. Photo Help Guide Press the Fn button. Move to ISO using the up and down buttons. 2 Select a menu from the list. Photo Help Guide Photo Help Guide Back Practice Features to use when the image is out of focus Features to reduce camera shake 5 Press [o] to practice. Features to use in low light conditions Press [D] to return to the list. Features to use when adjusting brightness Features to use when adjusting colours Press [F] to go back to the previous menu. Change While practicing, you cannot set shooting options or menus. 3 Select a submenu. Basic functions 22
  24. 24. Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Reducing camera shake Make sure nothing is Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to blocking the lens. reduce camera shake optically. (p. 21) Select the d mode to reduce camera shake both optically and digitally. (p. 30) Half-pressing the shutter button When is displayed When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to Slow Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the Sync or Off. The aperture remains focus. Focus and exposure will be open longer and it may be harder adjusted automatically. to hold the camera still. Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 38) Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) The aperture value and shutter Camera shake speed are automatically set. Focus frame Press [Shutter] to take the photo if displayed in green. Change the frame and half-press [Shutter] again if displayed in red. Basic functions 23
  25. 25. Preventing your subject from being out of focus It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when: When you take photos in low light - there is little contrast between the subject and background (When your subject is wearing a color of clothing that is similar to the Turn on the flash. background) (p. 38) - the light source behind the subject is too bright - the subject is shiny - the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds - the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame When subjects are moving fast Use the continuous or motion capture function. (p. 48) Use the focus lock Half-press [Shutter] to focus. When the subject is in focus, you can reposition the frame to change the composition. When you are ready, press [Shutter] to take your photo. Basic functions 24
  26. 26. Extended functions Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how to record a video or voice memo. Shooting modes …………………………………………… 26 Using the Smart Auto mode ……………………………… 26 Using the Scene mode ……………………………………… 27 Using the frame guide ……………………………………… 27 Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode ………………… 28 Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………………… 29 Using the DUAL IS mode …………………………………… 30 Using the Program mode …………………………………… 30 Recording a video …………………………………………… 31 Recording voice memos ………………………………… 33 Recording a voice memo …………………………………… 33 Adding a voice memo to a photo ………………………… 33
  27. 27. Shooting modes Take photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions. Using the Smart Auto mode Icon Description In this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate Appears when taking portraits at night. camera settings based on a defected type of scene. It will be Appears when taking photos of landscapes with helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various backlighting. scenes. Appears when taking portraits with backlighting. 1 Rotate the mode dial to S. Appears when taking portraits. 2 Align your subject in the frame. Appears when taking close-up photos. The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate Appears when taking close-up photos of text. mode icon will appear at the top left of the screen. Appears when the camera and subject are stable for a while. Appears when taking photos of actively moving subjects. 3 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, will not Icon Description change and the default settings will be used. Even if there is a face detected, the camera may not select a portrait Appears when taking photos of landscapes. mode depending on the subject's position or lighting. Appears when taking photos of bright backgrounds. The camera may not select the correct scene depending on shooting environments, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night. subject. This is available only when the flash is off. Even if you use a tripod, the mode may not be detected depending on the subject's movement. Extended functions 26
  28. 28. Shooting modes Using the Scene mode Using the frame guide Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene. When you want another person to take a photo of you, you can compose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame 1 Rotate the mode dial to s. guide will help the other person take a photo of you by showing the part of the pre-composed scene. 2 Select a scene. 1 Rotate the mode dial to s. Night 2 Select Frame Guide. 3 Align your subject in the frame and press [Shutter]. Transparent guides will appear on the left and right of the frame. This mode is appropriate for shooting at night (use of tripod is recommended). To change the scene mode, press [MENU] and select Scene a scene. For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide.” For the Night mode, see “Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode” on page 28. Cancel Frame: OK 3 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. 4 Ask another person to take a photo. The person must align the subject in the frame by using the 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. guides, and then press [Shutter] to take the photo. 5 To cancel the guides, press [o]. Extended functions 27
  29. 29. Shooting modes Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode 6 Select an option. In the Night mode, you can catch brief flashes of light as curved If you select AUTO the aperture value or shutter speed will be streaks by extending the exposure. Use a slow shutter speed adjusted automatically. to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value to prevent overexposure. 7 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. 1 Rotate the mode dial to s. 8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. 2 Select Night. Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. 3 Press [m]. 4 Select Functions Long Time Shutter. 5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed. Aperture value Shutter speed Aperture Back Move Extended functions 28
  30. 30. Shooting modes Using the Beauty Shot mode 4 To hide facial imperfections, press [m]. Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections. 5 Select Functions Face Retouch an option. Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of 1 Rotate the mode dial to b. imperfections. 2 To make the subject's skin tone appear lighter (face only), press [m]. 3 Select Functions Face Tone an option. Level 1 Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter. Level 2 Back Move 6 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. Back Move 7 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro. Extended functions 29
  31. 31. Shooting modes Using the DUAL IS mode Using the Program mode Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Optical Set various options (except for shutter speed and aperture value) and Digital Image Stabilization functions. in the Program mode. 1 Rotate the mode dial to p. 2 Set options. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options.”) 3 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] Before correction After correction to focus. 1 Rotate the mode dial to d. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. 2 Align your subject in the frame and half-press [Shutter] to focus. 3 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. The digital zoom will not work in this mode. The photo will be corrected optically only when taken with a light source that is brighter than fluorescent light. If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry. Set the Optical Image Stabilization option to reduce camera shake in different shooting modes. (p. 21) Extended functions 30
  32. 32. Shooting modes Recording a video 4 Press [m]. Record videos of up to 20 minutes in length in high definition. The recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) file. 5 Select Functions Voice a sound option. Option Description H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) is a high-compression video format On: Record a video with sound. (While you are zooming, established by international standard organizations ISO/IEC and ITU-T. sound recording will be interrupted.) Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. In this case, set a lower resolution. (p. 35) Off: Record a video without sound. When the Optical Image Stabilization ( ) is activated, your video may be recorded with the OIS operation sound. The zoom sound may be recorded if you use the zoom while 6 Set other options as desired. recording a video. (For options, refer to “Shooting options.”) 7 Press [Shutter] to start recording. 1 Rotate the mode dial to v. 8 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. 2 Press [m]. 3 Select Functions Frame Rate a frame rate (the number of frames per second). As the number of frames increases, action appears more natural, but the file size is increased. 60 FPS is available only when the video resolution is 320 x 240. Extended functions 31
  33. 33. Shooting modes To pause recording The camera allows you to pause temporarily while recording a video. With this function, you can record your favorite scenes as a single video. Press [o] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume. Stop Pause Extended functions 32
  34. 34. Recording voice memos apdbs Learn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a photo as a short reminder of shooting conditions. You will get the best sound quality when recording 40 cm away from the camera. Recording a voice memo Adding a voice memo to a photo 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Voice Record. 2 Select Functions Voice Memo. 3 Press [Shutter] to record. 3 Align your subject in the frame and take a photo. You will begin recording a voice memo right after taking the photo. 4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum). Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo. Stop Pause Press [o] to pause or resume recording. You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length. 4 Press [Shutter] to stop. Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo. 5 Press [m] to switch to Shooting mode. Extended functions 33
  35. 35. Shooting options Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 35 Adjusting brightness and color …………… 45 Selecting a resolution ………………………… 35 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ………… 45 Selecting image quality ………………………… 35 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ………… 45 Using the timer ……………………………… 36 Changing the metering option ………………… 46 Selecting a light source (White balance) ……… 46 Shooting in the dark ………………………… 38 Preventing red-eye …………………………… 38 Using burst modes ………………………… 48 Using the flash ………………………………… 38 Improving your photos ……………………… 49 Adjusting the ISO speed ……………………… 39 Applying photo styles ………………………… 49 Changing the camera’s focus ……………… 40 Defining your own RGB tone ………………… 49 Using macro …………………………………… 40 Adjusting your photos ………………………… 50 Using auto focus ……………………………… 40 Adjusting the focus area ……………………… 41 Using face detection ………………………… 42 Detecting faces ………………………………… 42 Taking a self-portrait shot ……………………… 43 Taking a smile shot …………………………… 43 Detecting eye blinking ………………………… 44
  36. 36. Selecting a resolution and quality Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings. Selecting a resolution apdbsvS When recording a video: As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on 1 In the v mode, press [m]. a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size will also increase. 2 Select Functions Movie Size an option. Option Description When taking a photo: 1280 X 720 HQ: Play back high-quality files on an HDTV. 1280 X 720: Play back on an HDTV. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 640 X 480: Play back on a general TV. 2 Select Functions Photo Size an option. 320 X 240: Post on a web page. Option Description 4000 X 3000: Print on A1 paper. 3984 X 2656: Print on A2 paper in wide ratio (3:2). 3968 X 2232: Print on A2 paper in panorama ratio (16:9) Selecting image quality apdbs or play back on an HDTV. Photos you take are compressed and saved in JPEG format. 3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper. Higher quality images will result in larger sizes. 2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper. 2048 X 1536: Print on A5 paper. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper or play back on an 2 Select Functions Quality an option. HDTV. Option Description 1024 X 768: Attach to email. Super Fine Fine Normal The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 35
  37. 37. Using the timer apdbsvS Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting. 1 In Shooting mode, press [t]. Option Description Remote: Take a photo in 2 seconds each time you press the shutter button on the remote control. Off The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. 2 Select an option. 3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer. Option Description The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera will automatically take a photo at the specified time. Off: The timer is not active. 10 Sec: Take a photo in 10 seconds. Press [t] to cancel the timer. Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not 2 Sec: Take a photo in 2 seconds. available or some timer options are not available. Double: Take a photo in 10 seconds and take another in 2 seconds. Motion Timer: Detect your movement and then take a photo. (p. 37) Shooting options 36
  38. 38. Using the timer Using the motion timer 6 Pose for your photo while the AF-assist light/timer lamp is blinking. 1 In Shooting mode, press [t]. The AF-assist light/timer lamp will stop blinking just before the 2 Select . camera automatically takes a photo. 3 Press [Shutter]. 4 Stand within 3 m from the camera within 6 seconds after pressing [Shutter]. 5 Make a motion, such as waving your arms, to activate the timer. The AF-assist light/timer lamp will start to blink rapidly when the camera detects you. The motion timer may not work when: you are more than 3 m away from the camera your movements are too subtle there is too much light or backlight The detection range of the motion timer Shooting options 37
  39. 39. Shooting in the dark Learn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions. Preventing red-eye apbs Using the flash apbsS If the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, a Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you need red glow may appear in the eyes. To prevent this, select Red-eye more light on your photos. or Red-eye Fix. 1 In Shooting mode, press [F]. Auto 2 Select an option. Option Description Off: The flash will not fire. Camera shake warning ( ) will be displayed when shooting in low light. Auto: The camera will select a proper flash setting for the detected scene in the S mode. Shooting options 38
  40. 40. Shooting in the dark Option Description Flash options are not available if you set burst options or select Red-eye Fix*: Self-Portrait or Blink Detection. The flash fires when the subject or background is Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance from the flash. (p. 86) dark. If there is reflected light or much dust in the air, tiny spots may appear The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced on your photo. software analysis. Slow Sync: The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer. Select this when you want to capture ambient light to reveal more details in the background. Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. Adjusting the ISO speed p Fill in: The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as The flash always fires. defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Light intensity is adjusted automatically. The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your Red-eye*: camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better The flash fires when the subject or background is photo without using the flash. dark. The camera reduces red-eyes. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or background is dark. 2 Select Functions ISO an option. Select to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. brightness of the subject and lighting. * There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the flash fires a second time. The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get. When Motion Capture is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto. When you set the ISO speed to 3200, you can select only 3M or lower resolution. Shooting options 39
  41. 41. Changing the camera’s focus Learn how to adjust the camera's focus according to your subjects. Using macro apdv Using auto focus apdv Use macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according to or insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus.” your distance from the subject. 1 In Shooting mode, press [M]. Normal (AF) 2 Select an option. Option Description Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos. Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 80 cm. Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 40 cm. Macro: Focus on a subject 5-80 cm (50-80 cm when using zoom). Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 5 cm (farther than 50 cm when using zoom). The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 40
  42. 42. Changing the camera’s focus Adjusting the focus area apdbs You can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focus area according to your subject’s location in the scene. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Focus Area an option. Option Description Center AF: Focus on the center (suitable when subjects are located in the center). Multi AF: Focus on one or more of 9 possible areas. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 41
  43. 43. Using face detection apdbs If you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera adjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to capture a smiling face. Face detection may not be effective when: Detecting faces - the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 human orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection) faces). - it is too bright or too dark - the subject is not facing the camera - the subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask - the subject is in backlighting or the lighting condition is unstable - the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably Face detection is not available when using a photo style or saturation. When you use the face detection option, the digital zoom will not work. Depending on the selected face detection option, the timer is not available or some timer options are not available. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Face Detection Normal. The closest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest of the faces appear in grey focus frames. The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera will detect faces. Shooting options 42
  44. 44. Using face detection Taking a self-portrait shot Taking a smile shot Take photos of yourself. The focus distance will be set to The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects a close-up and your camera will emit a beep. smiling face. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Face Detection Smile Shot. 2 Select Functions Face Detection Self-Portrait. When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect the smile more easily. 3 When your hear a quick beep, press [Shutter]. To turn the beep on or off, select Self-Portrait in the sound settings. (p. 74) Shooting options 43
  45. 45. Using face detection Detecting eye blinking If your camera detects closed eyes, it will automatically take 2 photos in succession. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Face Detection Blink Detection. Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen. When blink detection fails, “Picture taken with eyes closed.” message appears. Take another photo. Shooting options 44
  46. 46. Adjusting brightness and color Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality. Adjusting the exposure manually Compensating for backlighting (ACB) p (EV) p d v When the light source is behind your subject or there is high Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos contrast between your subject and the background, your subject may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the is likely to appear dark in the photo. In this case, set the Auto exposure to get a better photo. Contrast Balance (ACB) option. Darker (-) Neutral (0) Brighter (+) Without ACB With ACB 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions EV. 2 Select Functions ACB an option. 3 Select a value to adjust the exposure. Option Description Once you adjust the exposure, the setting will remain the same. You Off: ACB is off. may need to change the exposure value later to avoid overexposure or underexposure. On: ACB is on. If you cannot decide on an appropriate exposure, select AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket). The camera takes photos with different exposures: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 48) The ACB feature is always on in the a mode. You cannot set burst options when this feature is on. Shooting options 45
  47. 47. Adjusting brightness and color Changing the metering option pdv Selecting a light source The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera (White balance) p d v measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your The color of your photo depends on the type and quality of the photos will vary depending on the metering mode you select. light source. If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select an appropriate lighting condition to calibrate the white 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. balance, such as Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten. 2 Select Functions Metering. Option Description Multi: Your camera divides the scene into several areas, and then measures the light intensity of each area. Suitable for general photos. (Auto WB) (Daylight) Spot: Your camera measures only the light intensity of the very center of the frame. If a subject is not in the center of the scene, your photo may be improperly exposed. Suitable for a subject with backlighting. Center–weighted: Your camera averages the meter reading of the entire (Cloudy) (Tungsten) frame with emphasis placed on the center. Suitable for photos with subjects in the center of the frame. Shooting options 46
  48. 48. Adjusting brightness and color 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. Defining your own white balance 2 Select Functions White Balance an option. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. Icon Description 2 Select Functions White Balance Auto WB: Use automatic settings depending on the Measure: Shutter. lighting conditions. Daylight: Select when taking outdoor photos on a 3 Aim the lens at a piece of white paper. sunny day. Cloudy: Select when taking outdoor photos on a cloudy day or in shadows. Fluorescent_H: Select when shooting under a daylight fluorescent or three-way fluorescent light. Fluorescent_L: Select when shooting under white fluorescent light. Tungsten: Select when taking indoor photos under incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps. Measure: Shutter (Custom setting): Use your pre-defined settings. 4 Press [Shutter]. Shooting options 47
  49. 49. Using burst modes ps It can be difficult to take photos of fast-moving subjects or capture natural facial expressions and gestures of your subjects in photos. In these cases, select one of the burst modes. Option Description AEB: Take 3 photos with different exposures: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. Use a tripod to prevent blurry photos. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. You can use the flash, timer, and ACB only when you select 2 Select Functions Drive an option. Single. When you select Motion Capture, the resolution will be set to Option Description VGA and the ISO speed will be set to Auto. Single: Take a single photo. Continuous: While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes photos continuously. The maximum number of photos depends on the capacity of your memory card. Motion Capture: While you are pressing [Shutter], the camera takes VGA photos (6 photos per second; maximum of 30 photos). The camera automatically shows you the photos just taken and then saves them. Shooting options 48
  50. 50. Improving your photos Learn how to improve your photos by applying photo styles or colors, or make some adjustments. Applying photo styles apdsv Defining your own RGB tone Apply a different photo style to your photos, such as Soft, Vivid, or Forest. 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Photo Style Selector Custom RGB. 3 Select a color (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue). Soft Vivid Forest 1 In Shooting mode, press [m]. 2 Select Functions Photo Style Selector an option. Select Custom RGB to define your own RGB tone. Back Move Select Normal if you want to use face detection options. Depending on the selected photo style, some image adjustment options are not available. 4 Adjust the amount of the selected color. (-: less or +: more) Shooting options 49
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