This user manual includes detailed usage               instructions for your camera. Please read               this manual...
Health and safety informationAlways comply with the following precautions and usage tips to avoid dangerous situations and...
Health and safety information                                                                     Do not use batteries for...
Health and safety informationDo not force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the               Check that the camera ...
Organization of the user manual                                                                            Basic functions...
Indications used in this manual                                       Icons used in this manualShooting mode             I...
Expressions used in this manualPressing the shutter                                              Exposure (Brightness)•	Ha...
Basic troubleshootingYou can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options.          ...
Quick reference           Taking photos of people                                  Adjusting the exposure (brightness)    ...
ContentsBasic functions ............................................................... 11               Recording voice m...
Contents     Selecting a light source (White balance) .......................               52        Settings ..............
Basic functionsLearn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functionsfor shooting.Unpacking     ……………………………………………… 1...
UnpackingCheck your product box for the following items.                                                                  ...
Camera layoutBefore you start, familiarize yourself with your cameras parts and their functions.                          ...
Camera layout                                                                                                             ...
Inserting the battery and memory cardLearn to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera.             ...
Charging the battery and turning your camera onCharging the battery                                                       ...
Performing the initial setupThe initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the cameras basic settings.1   Pres...
Learning iconsThe icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set.                    ...
Selecting optionsYou can select options by pressing [                   ], and then using the navigation buttons ([       ...
Selecting options Example: Selecting a White Balance option in the P mode                          5    Press [     ] or [...
Setting the display and soundLearn how to change the basic display and sound settings.Changing the display type           ...
Taking photosLearn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.1   In Shooting mode, press [   ...
Taking photosZooming                                                                                   Digital zoomYou can...
Taking photos Intelli zoom                                                                                                ...
Taking photosReducing camera shake (DIS)                                                •	 DIS may not function properly w...
Tips for getting a clearer photo    Holding your camera correctly                                                     Redu...
Preventing your subject from being out of focusIt may be difficult to get your subject in focus when:                     ...
Extended functionsLearn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how torecord a video or voice memo.Shooting modes …………...
Shooting modesTake photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.Using the Smart Auto mod...
Shooting modes4   Half-press [Shutter] to focus.                                                        Using the Scene mo...
Shooting modes3   Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press                  Using the Magic Frame mode    [Shu...
Shooting modesUsing the Beauty Shot mode                                                        6     Select Shooting → Fa...
Shooting modesUsing the Object Highlight mode                                                 7     Half-press [Shutter] t...
Shooting modesUsing the Night mode                                                          5     Select the aperture valu...
Shooting modesUsing the Program mode                                                     Recording a videoIn the Program m...
Shooting modes5   Press [          ].                                                               To pause recording    ...
Recording voice memosLearn how to record a voice memo that you can play back at any time. You can add a voice memo to a ph...
Shooting optionsLearn about the options you can set in shooting mode.Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 39           ...
Selecting a resolution and qualityLearn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.Selecting a resolution    ...
Using the timerLearn how to set the timer to delay shooting.1   In Shooting mode, press [         ].                      ...
Shooting in the darkLearn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.Preventing red-eye                       ...
Shooting in the dark     Option Description                                                                         •	 Fla...
Changing the camera’s focusLearn how to adjust the cameras focus.Using macro                                              ...
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual
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Samsung Digital Camera ST90 &ST91 User Manual

  1. 1. This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly.  Click a topic Basic troubleshooting Quick referenceUser Manual Contents ST90/ST91 Basic functions Extended functions Shooting options Playback/Editing Settings Appendixes Index
  2. 2. Health and safety informationAlways 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. Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or others 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 presentDo not disassemble or attempt to repair your camera. physical dangers as well.This may result in electric shock or damage to the camera. Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight or highDo not use your camera near flammable or explosive temperatures for an extended period of time.gases and liquids. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause permanent damage to your camera’s internal components.This may cause a fire or explosion. Avoid covering the camera or charger with blankets orDo not insert flammable materials into the camera or store clothes.these materials near the camera. The camera may over-heat, which may distort the camera orThis may cause a fire or electric shock. cause a fire.Do not handle your camera with wet hands. If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediatelyThis may result in electric shock. 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) topeople or animals. If you use the flash too close to your subject’seyes, this can cause temporary or permanent eyesight damage. 1
  3. 3. Health and safety information Do not use batteries for unintended purposes. Caution—situations that could cause damage to your This may cause a fire or electric shock. camera or other equipment Do not touch the flash while it fires.Remove the batteries from your camera when storing it The flash is very hot when fired and may burn your skin.for an extended period of time.Installed batteries may leak or corrode over time and cause When you use AC charger, turn off the camera before youserious damage to your camera. disconnect the power to the AC charger. Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.Use only authentic, manufacturer-recommended, Lithium-ionreplacement batteries. Do not damage or heat the battery. Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.This may cause a fire or personal injuries. Failing to do so may result in fire or electric shock.Use only Samsung-approved batteries, chargers, cables Do not use a damaged power supply cord, plug, or looseand accessories. outlet when you charge batteries.• Unauthorized batteries, chargers, cables or accessories can This may cause a fire or electric shock. cause batteries to explode, damage your camera, or cause injury.• Samsung is not responsible for damages or injuries caused by Do not allow the AC charger to come in contact with the unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories. +/- terminals on the battery. This may cause a fire or electric shock. 2
  4. 4. Health and safety informationDo not force the camera’s parts or apply pressure to the Check that the camera is operating properly before use.camera. The manufacturer takes no responsibility for any loss of files orThis may cause your camera to malfunction. damages that may result from camera malfunction or improper use.Exercise caution when you connect cables or adaptersand install batteries and memory cards. You must plug the end of the cable with the indicator light (▲) into your camera.If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, orimproperly install batteries and memory cards, you can damage If the cable is reversed, it may damage your files. Theports, connectors, and accessories. manufacturer is not responsible for any loss of data.Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the cameracase.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 causea fire. 3
  5. 5. Organization of the user manual Basic functions 11Copyright information Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic• Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks functions for shooting. of the Microsoft Corporation.• micro SD™, micro SDHC™ are registered trademarks of the SD Extended functions 28 Association. Learn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and• Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation. how to record a video or voice memo.• Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Shooting options 38 Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. • Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be Playback/Editing 59 changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions. Learn how to play back photos, videos, or voice • You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of this manual memos and edit photos or videos. You will also learn without prior permission. how to connect your camera to your photo printer or • For Open Source License information, refer to the TV. “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM. Settings 81 Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings. Appendixes 87 Refer to error messages, specifications, and maintenance tips. 4
  6. 6. Indications used in this manual Icons used in this manualShooting mode Indication Icon FunctionSmart Auto Additional informationProgram Safety warnings and precautions Camera buttons; for example: [Shutter] represents theScene [ ] shutter button.Movie ( ) Page number of related information The order of options or menus you must select toSmart Movie perform a step. For example: Select Shooting → White → Balance represents select Shooting, and then select White Balance. * AnnotationShooting mode iconsThese icons indicate that a function is available in thecorresponding modes. The mode may not support functionsfor all scenes. Abbreviations used in this manuale.g.) Abbreviation Definition ACB Auto Contrast Balance Available in the Program and Movie AEB Auto Exposure Bracket modes AF Auto Focus DIS Digital Image Stabilization DPOF Digital Print Order Format EV Exposure Value ISO International Organization for Standardization WB White Balance 5
  7. 7. Expressions used in this manualPressing 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. Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Normal exposure Overexposure (too bright)Subject, background, and composition• Subject: The main object of a scene, such as a person, animal, or still life.• Background: The objects around the subject.• Composition: The combination of a subject and background. Background Composition Subject 6
  8. 8. Basic troubleshootingYou can get answers to common questions. Solve problems easily by setting shooting options. The subjects eyes This is caused by a reflection from the camera flash. appear red. • Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. (p. 41) • If the photo has already been taken, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 70) Photos have dust Dust particles floating in the air may be captured in photos when using the flash. spots. • Turn off the flash or avoid taking photos in a dusty place. • Set ISO speed options. (p. 42) Photos are blurred. This may be caused by taking photos in low light conditions or holding the camera incorrectly. • Press [Shutter] halfway down to make sure the subject is focused. (p. 26) • Use the DIS function. (p. 25) Photos are blurred As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows. when shooting at This can make it difficult to steady the camera and may result in camera shake. night. • Select Night in the mode. (p. 34) • Turn on the flash. (p. 41) • Set ISO speed options. (p. 42) • Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking. Subjects come out When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between too dark because of the light and dark areas, the subject may come out shaded. backlighting. • Avoid shooting with the sun behind your subject. • Select Backlight in the mode. (p. 30) • Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 41) • Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 51) • Adjust the exposure. (p. 51) • Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 52) 7
  9. 9. Quick reference Taking photos of people Adjusting the exposure (brightness) • Viewing files by category in Smart Album  62• mode > Object Highlight  33 • EV (to adjust exposure)  51 • Deleting all files on the• mode > Beauty Shot  32 • ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright memory card  64• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye) backgrounds)  51 • Viewing files as a slide  41 • Metering  52 show  65• Face Detection  46 • AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with • Viewing files on a TV  73 different exposures)  54 • Connecting your camera to a computer  74 Taking photos at night or in the dark • Adjusting sound and volume  83• mode > Night  34 Applying a different effect • Adjusting the brightness of• mode > Sunset, Dawn  30 the display  83• Flash options  41 • mode > Magic Frame  31 • Changing the display• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  42 • Smart filter effects  55 language  84 • Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or • Setting the date and time  84 Taking action photos contrast)  58 • Formatting the memory card  84• Continuous, Motion Capture  54 • Troubleshooting  97 Reducing camera shake • Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)  25 Taking photos of text, insects, or flowers• mode > Text  30• Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  43• White Balance (to change the color tone)  52 8
  10. 10. ContentsBasic functions ............................................................... 11 Recording voice memos ............................................. 37 Unpacking ................................................................... 12 Recording a voice memo ............................................ 37 Camera layout ............................................................. 13 Adding a voice memo to a photo ................................. 37 Inserting the battery and memory card ....................... 15 Charging the battery and turning your camera on ...... 16 Shooting options ............................................................ 38 Charging the battery ................................................... 16 Selecting a resolution and quality ............................... 39 Turning on your camera .............................................. 16 Selecting a resolution .................................................. 39 Selecting image quality ............................................... 39 Performing the initial setup ......................................... 17 Learning icons ............................................................. 18 Using the timer ............................................................ 40 Selecting options ......................................................... 19 Shooting in the dark .................................................... 41 Preventing red-eye ..................................................... 41 Setting the display and sound .................................... 21 Using the flash ........................................................... 41 Changing the display type ........................................... 21 Adjusting the ISO speed ............................................. 42 Setting the sound ....................................................... 21 Changing the camera’s focus ..................................... 43 Taking photos .............................................................. 22 Using macro .............................................................. 43 Zooming .................................................................... 23 Using auto focus ........................................................ 43 Reducing camera shake (DIS) ..................................... 25 Using tracking auto focus ............................................ 44 Tips for getting a clearer photo ................................... 26 Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 45Extended functions ........................................................ 28 Using face detection ................................................... 46 Detecting faces .......................................................... 46 Shooting modes .......................................................... 29 Taking a self-portrait shot ............................................. 47 Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................ 29 Taking a smile shot ..................................................... 47 Using the Scene mode ............................................... 30 Detecting eye blinking ................................................. 48 Using the Magic Frame mode ..................................... 31 Using smart face recognition ...................................... 48 Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 32 Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) ................. 49 Using the Object Highlight mode ................................. 33 Using the Night mode ................................................. 34 Adjusting brightness and color ................................... 51 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ........................... 51 Using the Program mode ............................................ 35 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ........................... 51 Recording a video ...................................................... 35 Changing the metering option ...................................... 52 9
  11. 11. Contents Selecting a light source (White balance) ....................... 52 Settings ........................................................................... 81 Using burst modes ...................................................... 54 Camera settings menu ................................................ 82 Improving your photos ................................................ 55 Accessing the settings menu ...................................... 82 Applying smart filter effects .......................................... 55 Sound ....................................................................... 83 Adjusting your photos ................................................. 58 Display ...................................................................... 83 Settings ..................................................................... 84Playback/Editing ............................................................. 59 Playing back ................................................................ 60 Appendixes ..................................................................... 87 Starting Playback mode .............................................. 60 Error messages ........................................................... 88 Viewing photos .......................................................... 65 Camera maintenance .................................................. 89 Playing a video ........................................................... 66 Cleaning your camera ................................................. 89 Playing voice memos .................................................. 67 Using or storing the camera ........................................ 90 Editing a photo ............................................................ 68 About memory cards .................................................. 91 Resizing photos ......................................................... 68 About the battery ........................................................ 93 Rotating a photo ......................................................... 68 Before contacting a service center ............................. 97 Applying smart filter effects .......................................... 69 Camera specifications ............................................... 100 Correcting exposure problems .................................... 70 Glossary ..................................................................... 104 Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 72 FCC notice ................................................................. 108 Viewing files on a TV ................................................... 73 Index .......................................................................... 109 Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 74 Transferring files using Intelli-studio ............................... 75 Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable disk .. 77 Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................. 78 Transferring files to your Mac computer ..................... 79 Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ......... 80 10
  12. 12. Basic functionsLearn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functionsfor shooting.Unpacking ……………………………………………… 12Camera layout …………………………………………… 13Inserting the battery and memory card ……………… 15Charging the battery and turning your camera on …… 16 Charging the battery ………………………………… 16 Turning on your camera …………………………… 16Performing the initial setup …………………………… 17Learning icons …………………………………………… 18Selecting options ………………………………………… 19Setting the display and sound ………………………… 21 Changing the display type …………………………… 21 Setting the sound …………………………………… 21Taking photos …………………………………………… 22 Zooming …………………………………………… 23 Reducing camera shake (DIS) ……………………… 25Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 26
  13. 13. UnpackingCheck your product box for the following items. Optional accessories Camera AC adapter/USB cable Rechargeable battery Camera case Memory card/ Memory card adapter Strap User Manual CD-ROM Quick Start Manual A/V cable Battery charger The illustrations may differ from your actual items. Basic functions 12
  14. 14. Camera layoutBefore you start, familiarize yourself with your cameras parts and their functions. 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. Shutter button Smart button POWER button Set to Smart mode ( , ) Speaker Flash Microphone AF-assist light/timer lamp Lens Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and battery Basic functions 13
  15. 15. Camera layout Attaching the strap Status lamp • Blinking: When the camera is saving a photo or video, being read by a computer or printer, or out of focus • Steady: When the camera is connecting to a computer or in focus USB and A/V port Display Accepts USB cable or A/V cableMode button: Open the list of shooting modes Button DescriptionIcon Mode Description Access options or menus The camera automatically selects settings based Smart Auto on a type of scene (Night, Portrait, Sunset, etc.) In Shooting mode While setting it detects. Change the display option Move up The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture Program Navigation Change the macro option Move down value and lets you set the other options. Take a photo with options preset for a specific Change the flash option Move left Scene scene (Landscape, Sunset, etc.). Change the timer option Move right Movie Record a video. Confirm the highlighted option or menu Playback Enter Playback mode • Access options in Shooting mode Function • Delete files in Playback mode Basic functions 14
  16. 16. Inserting the battery and memory cardLearn to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera. Removing the battery and memory card Push the card gently until the card disengages from the camera, and then pull it out of the slot. Memory card Battery lock Insert a memory card with the gold-colored contacts Push the lock up to release facing up. the battery. Battery Insert the battery with the Samsung logo facing down. • You can use the internal memory as a temporary storage device when the memory card is not inserted. • Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory card. Basic functions 15
  17. 17. Charging the battery and turning your camera onCharging the battery Turning on your cameraBefore using the camera for the first time, you must charge the Press [POWER] to turn your camera on or off.battery. Attach the USB cable to the AC adapter, and then plug • The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camerathe end of cable with the indicator light into your camera. for the first time. (p. 17) Turning on your camera in Playback mode Press [ ]. The camera turns on and accesses Playback mode immediately. Indicator light • Red: Charging • Green: Fully charged When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] for about 5 seconds, the camera does not emit any camera sounds. Basic functions 16
  18. 18. Performing the initial setupThe initial setup screen appears to allow you to configure the cameras basic settings.1 Press [ ]. 6 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date/Time Set and press • The initial setup screen appears when you turn on the camera [ ] or [ ]. for the first time. 7 Press [ ] or [ ] to select an item.2 Press [ ] to select Language and press [ ] or [ ]. 8 Press [ ] or [ ] to set the date and time and press [ ].3 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a language and press [ ]. 9 Press [ ] or [ ] to select Date Type and press4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Time Zone and press [ ] or [ ]. [ ] or [ ].5 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a time zone and press [ ]. • To set the daylight-saving time, press [ ]. 10 Press [ ] or [ ] to select a date format and press [ ]. Basic functions 17
  19. 19. Learning iconsThe icons displayed will change according to the mode you select or the options you set. A Icon Description C. Icons on the left Auto focus frame Icon Description Aperture and shutter speed Camera shake B Long time shutter Zoom ratio Exposure value Current date and time White balance C B. Icons on the right Face tone Icon Description Face retouchA. Information Photo resolution ISO speedIcon Description Video resolution Selected shooting mode Smart filter effect Frame rate Image adjustment Available number of photos Photo quality (contrast, sharpness, saturation) Available recording time Metering option Voice muted Internal memory Flash option Burst type Memory card inserted Timer option Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) • : Fully charged Auto focus option • : Partially charged • : Charging needed Face detection Voice memo (On) Basic functions 18
  20. 20. Selecting optionsYou can select options by pressing [ ], and then using the navigation buttons ([ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]). You can also access shooting options by pressing [ ], but some options are not available.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Going back to the previous menu Press [ ] again to go back to the previous menu.2 Use the navigation buttons to scroll to an option or menu. Half-press [Shutter] to return to the Shooting mode. • To move up or down, press [ ] or [ ]. • To move left or right, press [ ] or [ ].3 Press [ ] to confirm the highlighted option or menu. Basic functions 19
  21. 21. Selecting options Example: Selecting a White Balance option in the P mode 5 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to White Balance, and then press [ ] or [ ].1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Photo Size2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Program, and then Quality press [ ]. EV ISO Smart Auto White Balance Smart Filter Program Face Detection Scene Exit Back Movie 6 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to a White Balance option. This mode allows you to directly set various features for shooting.3 Press [ ]. Daylight Photo Size Shooting Quality EV Sound ISO Back Move Display White Balance Settings Smart Filter Face Detection 7 Press [ ]. Exit Change4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Shooting, and then press [ ] or [ ]. Basic functions 20
  22. 22. Setting the display and soundLearn how to change the basic display and sound settings.Changing the display type Setting the soundSelect a display type for Shooting or Playback mode. Each type Set whether your camera emits a specified sound when youdisplays different shooting or playback information. operate your camera.Press [ ] repeatedly to change a display type. 1 In Shooting or Playback mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Sound → Beep Sound → an option. Options Description Off The camera does not emit any sounds. Show all photographic information. The camera emits one of three sounds, depending 1/2/3 on the option you select.Modes Display Type Choices • Display all information about shootingShooting • Hide information about shooting, except the available number of photos (or available recording time) and the battery icon • Display all information about the current photo • Hide all information about the current filePlayback • Display information about the current file, except the shooting settings and captured date Basic functions 21
  23. 23. Taking photosLearn basic actions to take photos easily and quickly in the Smart Auto mode.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. • A green frame means the subject in focus.2 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Smart Auto, and then • A red frame means the subject is out of focus. press [ ]. Smart Auto Program Scene Movie This mode recognizes the scene automatically. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.3 Align your subject in the frame. See page 26 for tips to get clearer photos. Basic functions 22
  24. 24. Taking photosZooming Digital zoomYou can shoot close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Your If the zoom indicator is in the digital range, your camera is usingcamera has a 5X optical zoom, 2X Intelli zoom, and 5X digital the digital zoom. By using both the optical zoom and digital zoom,zoom. Intelli zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same you can zoom in up to 25 times.time. Zoom indicator Optical range Digital range • The Digital zoom is not available with the Smart Filter effect or Tracking AF option. Zoom ratio • If you capture a photo with the Digital zoom, the photo quality may deteriorate. Zoom out Zoom in Available zoom ratio for videos differs from photo zoom ratio. Basic functions 23
  25. 25. Taking photos Intelli zoom • The Intelli zoom is not available with a Smart Filter effect or TrackingIf the zoom indicator is in the Intelli range, your camera is using the Intelli AF option.zoom. Photo resolution varies according to the zoom rate if you use the • The Intelli zoom is available only when you set a 4:3 ratio resolution.Intelli zoom. By using both the optical zoom and Intelli zoom, you can If you set another resolution ratio with Intelli zoom on, the Intelli zoomzoom in up to 10 times. will be turned off automatically. • Intelli zoom helps you capture a photo with less quality deterioration than the digital zoom. However, the photo quality may be lower than Photo resolution when when you use the optical zoom. Intelli zoom is on Optical range Zoom indicator Setting Intelli zoom 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Intelli range 2 Select Shooting → Intelli Zoom → an option. Options Description Off: Deactivate the Intelli zoom. On: Activate the Intelli zoom. Basic functions 24
  26. 26. Taking photosReducing camera shake (DIS) • DIS may not function properly when:Reduce camera shake digitally 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 in the mode) - the battery is low - you take a close-up shot • In some scene modes, the DIS function is unavailable. • 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.Before correction After correction1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → DIS → an option. Options Description Off: Deactivate the DIS function. On: Activate the DIS function. Basic functions 25
  27. 27. Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Reducing camera shake Make sure nothing is Select the function to reduce camera shake blocking the lens. digitally. (p. 25) When is displayed Half-pressing the shutter button Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the focus. The camera adjusts the focus and exposure automatically. Camera shake When shooting in the dark, avoid setting the flash option to The camera sets the aperture value Slow Sync or Off. The aperture remains open longer and it may be and shutter speed automatically. harder to hold the camera still. • Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 41) Focus frame • Set ISO speed options. (p. 42) • Press [Shutter] to take the photo if the focus frame appears in green. • Change the composition and half- press [Shutter] again if the focus frame appears in red. Basic functions 26
  28. 28. Preventing your subject from being out of focusIt 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 (for example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color Turn on the flash. to the background) (p. 41)- the light source behind the subject is too bright- the subject is shiny or reflective- the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds- the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame • When subjects are moving fast Use the continuous or motion capture function. (p. 54) 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 27
  29. 29. Extended functionsLearn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how torecord a video or voice memo.Shooting modes ………………………………………… 29 Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………… 29 Using the Scene mode ……………………………… 30 Using the Magic Frame mode ……………………… 31 Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………… 32 Using the Object Highlight mode …………………… 33 Using the Night mode ……………………………… 34 Using the Program mode …………………………… 35 Recording a video …………………………………… 35Recording voice memos ……………………………… 37 Recording a voice memo …………………………… 37 Adding a voice memo to a photo …………………… 37
  30. 30. Shooting modesTake photos or record videos by selecting the best shooting mode for the conditions.Using the Smart Auto mode Icon DescriptionIn this mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate Appears when taking photos of landscapes at night.camera settings based on the type of scene it defects. This is available only when the flash is off.Smart Auto Mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera Appears when taking portraits at night.settings for various scenes. Appears when taking photos of landscapes with1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. backlighting. Appears when taking portraits with backlighting.2 Select Smart Auto. Appears when taking portraits.3 Align your subject in the frame. Appears when taking close-up photos of objects. • The camera selects a scene automatically. An appropriate scene mode icon appears at the top left of the screen. The Appears when taking close-up photos of text. icons are listed below. Appears when taking photos of sunsets. Appears when taking photos of clear skies. Appears when taking photos of forested areas. Appears when taking close-up photos of colorful subjects. Appears when the camera is stable (on a tripod, for example) and the subject is motionless for a period of time. This is available only when you are shooting in the dark. Icon Description Appears when taking photos of actively moving Appears when taking photos of landscapes. subjects. Appears when taking photos with bright white Appears when taking photos of fireworks. This is backgrounds. available only when you use a tripod. Extended functions 29
  31. 31. Shooting modes4 Half-press [Shutter] to focus. Using the Scene mode5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Take a photo with options preset for a specific scene. • If the camera does not recognize a proper scene mode, appears 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. and the camera uses default settings. • Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode 2 Select Scene → a scene. depending on the subjects position or lighting. Magic Frame • The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the Beauty Shot shooting condtions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance Object Highlight to the subject. Night • Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode Landscape depending on the subjects movement. Text • In mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because Sunset it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes. This mode is appropriate for scenic photography. • To change the scene mode, press [ ], and then select Scene → a scene. • For the Magic Frame mode, see “Using the Magic Frame mode" on page 31. • For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot mode" on page 32. • For the Object Highlight mode, see “Using the Object Highlight mode" on page 33. • For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 34. Extended functions 30
  32. 32. Shooting modes3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press Using the Magic Frame mode [Shutter] to focus. In Magic Frame mode, you can apply various frame effects to your photos. The shape and the feel of the photos will change4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. according to the frame you select. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Scene → Magic Frame. 3 Press [ ]. 4 Select Shooting → Frame → an option. Frame Back Move 5 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus. 6 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. • In Magic Frame mode, the resolution is automatically set to . • When you connect your camera to a TV in Magic Frame mode, it automatically switches to Playback mode. You cannot capture photos in Playback mode. Extended functions 31
  33. 33. Shooting modesUsing the Beauty Shot mode 6 Select Shooting → Face Retouch → an option.Take a photo of a person with options to hide facial imperfections. • Select a higher setting to hide a greater number of imperfections.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Scene → Beauty Shot. Level 23 To make the subjects skin tone appear lighter (face only), press [ ], and then go to Step 4. To hide facial imperfections, press [ ], and then go to Step 5. Back Move4 Select Shooting → Face Tone → an option. 7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press • Select a higher setting to make skin tone appear lighter. [Shutter] to focus. Level 2 8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. The focus distance will be set to Auto Macro. Back Move5 To hide facial imperfections, press [ ]. Extended functions 32
  34. 34. Shooting modesUsing the Object Highlight mode 7 Half-press [Shutter] to focus.Object Highlight mode makes the subject more distinguishable by • When the camera can apply the object highlight effect,adjusting the depth of field. ( ) will appear. • When the camera cannot apply the object highlight effect,1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. ( ) will appear. If this occurs, adjust the distance from the camera to the subject.2 Select Scene → Object Highlight. 8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.3 Position the camera according to the optimum distance displayed on the screen. • Available resolutions in Object Highlight mode are ( ). • The optimum distance will vary, based on the zoom ratio you • If the shooting distance is not within the optimum range, you can capture a photo but the object highlight effect will not be applied. use. • The object highlight effect cannot be used in dark places.4 Press [ ]. • The object highlight effect cannot be used with the optical zoom at 3X or higher.5 Select Shooting → Object Highlight Effect. • Digital zoom is not available in Object Highlight mode. • Use a tripod to prevent camera shake as the camera captures 26 Select an option to adjust Blur or Tone. consecutive photos to apply the effect. • Blur: The higher the value, the more intense the blur effect in • The subject and the background should have a significant contrast the photo. in color. • Subjects should be positioned far away from the background for the • Tone: The higher the value, the brighter the photo. greatest effect. Blur Tone Object Highlight Effect Back Move Extended functions 33
  35. 35. Shooting modesUsing the Night mode 5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed.Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for preset for AUTO Aperture valueshooting at night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera from AUTO Shutter speedshaking. Aperture1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Scene → Night.3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press Back Move [Shutter] to focus. 6 Select an option.4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. • If you select AUTO, the camera adjusts the aperture value or shutter speed automatically. Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode 7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus.In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extendthe time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value to 8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo.prevent overexposure. Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Scene → Night.3 Press [ ].4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter. Extended functions 34
  36. 36. Shooting modesUsing the Program mode Recording a videoIn the Program mode, you can set various options except In Movie mode, you can record high-definition videos inthe shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets 1280x720 resolution. You can record up to 4 GB (approximatelyautomatically. 11 minutes) at 1280x720 resolution and the camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. • Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If this2 Select Program. occurs, set a lower resolution. (p. 39) • Memory cards with slow writing speeds will not support high3 Set options. resolution videos and high-speed videos. To record high-resolution or (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options”.) high-speed videos, use memory cards with faster writing speeds. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Movie. 3 Press [ ]. 4 Select Movie → Frame Rate → a frame rate (the number of frames per second).4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press • As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but [Shutter] to focus. the file size also increases.5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Depending on the resolution and frame rate, the movie may appear smaller than the original size shown on the main display. Extended functions 35
  37. 37. Shooting modes5 Press [ ]. To pause recording The camera allows you to pause a video temporarily while6 Select Movie → Sound Alive → a sound option. recording. With this function, you can record several scenes as a Option Description single video. Sound Alive On: Turn on the Sound Alive function. Press [ ] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume. Sound Alive Off: Turn off the Sound Alive function. Mute: Do not record sounds.7 Set other options as desired. (For options, refer to “Shooting options”.)8 Press [Shutter] to start recording. Stop Pause9 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. • Do not block the microphone when you use the Sound Alive function. • Recordings made with Sound Alive may differ from actual sounds. Extended functions 36
  38. 38. Recording voice memosLearn 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 ofshooting conditions. You will get the best sound quality when recording 16 inches (40 cm.) away from the camera.Recording a voice memo Adding a voice memo to a photo1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Voice → Record. 2 Select Shooting → Voice → Memo.3 Press [Shutter] to record. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then take a photo. • You can record voice memos of up to 10 hours in length. • Begin recording the voice memo right after taking the photo. • Press [ ] to pause or resume recording. 4 Record a short voice memo (10 seconds maximum). • Press [Shutter] to stop recording a voice memo before the 10 seconds are up. You cannot add voice memos to photos if you set Continuous, Motion Capture, or AEB options. Stop Pause4 Press [Shutter] to stop. • Press [Shutter] again to record a new voice memo.5 Press [ ] to switch to Shooting mode. Extended functions 37
  39. 39. Shooting optionsLearn about the options you can set in shooting mode.Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 39 Adjusting brightness and color …………… 51 Selecting a resolution …………………… 39 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 51 Selecting image quality …………………… 39 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) …… 51Using the timer ……………………………… 40 Changing the metering option …………… 52 Selecting a light source (White balance) … 52Shooting in the dark ……………………… 41 Preventing red-eye ……………………… 41 Using burst modes ………………………… 54 Using the flash …………………………… 41 Improving your photos …………………… 55 Adjusting the ISO speed ………………… 42 Applying smart filter effects ……………… 55Changing the camera’s focus …………… 43 Adjusting your photos …………………… 58 Using macro ……………………………… 43 Using auto focus ………………………… 43 Using tracking auto focus ………………… 44 Adjusting the focus area ………………… 45Using face detection ……………………… 46 Detecting faces …………………………… 46 Taking a self-portrait shot ………………… 47 Taking a smile shot ……………………… 47 Detecting eye blinking …………………… 48 Using smart face recognition …………… 48 Registering faces as your favorites (My Star) … 49
  40. 40. Selecting a resolution and qualityLearn how to change the image resolution and quality settings.Selecting a resolution When recording a videoAs you increase the resolution, your photo or video will includemore pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on 1 In the mode, press [ ].a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size alsoincreases. 2 Select Movie → Movie Size → an option. Option Description When taking a photo 1280 X 720 HQ: For high-quality play back on an HDTV.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV. 320 X 240: To post on a web page.2 Select Shooting → Photo Size → an option. Option Description 4320 X 3240: Print on A1 paper (23" x 34"). 4320 X 2880: Print on A1 paper (23" x 34") in wide ratio Selecting image quality (3:2). The camera compresses and saves the photos you take in JPEG format. Higher quality images result in larger file sizes. 4320 X 2432: Print on A2 paper (17" x 22") in panorama ratio (16:9) or play back on an HDTV. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3648 X 2736: Print on A3 paper (12" x 17"). 2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8 1/2" x 11"). 2 Select Shooting → Quality → an option. 1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper (5 3/4" x 8 1/2"). Option Description 1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9) Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality. or play back on an HDTV (5 3/4" x 8 1/2"). Fine: Capture photos in high quality. 1024 X 768: Attach to email. Normal: Capture photos in normal quality. The paper sizes in inches are approximate. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 39
  41. 41. Using the timerLearn how to set the timer to delay shooting.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer. • The AF-assist light/timer lamp blinks. The camera automatically takes a photo at the specified time. Off • Press [ ] to cancel the timer. • Depending on the face detection option you have selected, the timer function or some timer options may not be available. • When you set burst options, you cannot use the timer function.2 Select an option. Option Description Off: The timer is not active. 10 Sec: Takes a photo in 10 seconds. 2 Sec: Takes a photo in 2 seconds. Double: Takes a photo in 10 seconds, and then takes another 2 seconds later. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 40
  42. 42. Shooting in the darkLearn how to take photos at night or in low light conditions.Preventing red-eye Using the flashIf the flash fires when you take a photo of a person in the dark, Use the flash when taking photos in the dark or when you needa red glow may appear in the persons eyes. To prevent this, more light in your photos.select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix. Refer to flash options in "Usingthe flash". 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Auto 2 Select an option. Option Description Off: • The flash does not fire. • The camera displays the camera shake warning ( ) when you are shooting in low light. Auto: The camera selects a proper flash setting for the scene it detects in the mode. Shooting options 41
  43. 43. Shooting in the dark Option Description • Flash options are not available if you set Continuous, Motion Capture, Red-eye Fix*: AEB options or select Self-Portrait or Blink Detection. • The flash fires twice when the subject or background • Make sure that your subjects are within the recommended distance from the flash. (p. 100) is dark. • If light from the flash is relected or there is a large amount of dust in • The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced the air, tiny spots may appear in your photo. software analysis. Slow Sync: • The flash fires and the shutter stays open longer. • This option is recommended when you want to capture ambient light to reveal more details in the background. Adjusting the ISO speed • Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. The ISO speed is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as • The camera will display the shake warning ( ) when defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). you are shooting in low light. The higher ISO speed you select, the more sensitive to light your Fill in: camera becomes. With a higher ISO speed, you can get a better • The flash always fires. photo without using the flash. • The camera adjusts light intensity automatically. Red-eye*: 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. • The flash fires when the subject or background is dark. 2 Select Shooting → ISO → an option. • Select to use an appropriate ISO speed based on the • The camera reduces red-eyes. brightness of the subject and lighting. Auto: The flash fires automatically when the subject or background is dark. • The higher ISO speed you select, the more image noise you may get. • When you select Motion Capture, the camera sets the ISO speed The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. to Auto. * There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until • When the is selected, the image size is fixed to under 3M. the flash fires a second time. Shooting options 42
  44. 44. Changing the camera’s focusLearn how to adjust the cameras focus.Using macro Using auto focusUse macro to take close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers To take sharp photos, select the appropriate focus according toor insects. Refer to macro options in “Using auto focus”. your distance from the subject. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Normal (AF) 2 Select an option. Option Description Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 31.5 in. (80 cm) from the camera. Farther than 59 in. (150 cm) • Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos. when using the zoom. • Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 16 in. (40 cm.) Macro: Focus on a subject 2 in. to 31.5 in. (5 - 80 cm ) from the camera. 39 in. to 59 in. (100 cm - 150 cm) when using the zoom. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 43
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