This user manual includes detailed usage              instructions for your camera. Please read              this manual t...
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 a v...
Contents        Applying photo styles .................................................. 49              Appendixes .........
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.               POWER butto...
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 shoot clos...
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 modesUsing the Beauty Shot mode                                                        6     Select Shooting → Fa...
Shooting modesUsing the frame guide                                                          Using the Night modeWhen you ...
Shooting modes5   Select the aperture value or shutter speed.                                      Using the DIS mode     ...
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 ………… 36         Ad...
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                                              ...
Changing the camera’s focusAdjusting the focus areaYou can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focusarea accord...
Using face detectionIf you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus o...
Using face detectionTaking a self-portrait shot                                               Taking a smile shotTake phot...
Using face detectionDetecting eye blinkingIf your camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes twophotos in successi...
Adjusting brightness and colorLearn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.Adjusting the exposure...
Adjusting brightness and colorChanging the metering option                                                     Selecting a...
Adjusting brightness and color1   In Shooting mode, press [            ].                                    Defining your...
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  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 ST30 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 26 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 35 Learn about the options you can set in shooting mode. • Camera specifications or contents of this manual may be Playback/Editing 51 changed without prior notice due to upgrade of camera functions. Learn how to play back photos, videos, and edit • You are not allowed to reuse or distribute any part of this manual photos or videos. You will also learn how to connect without prior permission. your camera to your photo printer or TV. • For Open Source License information, refer to the “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-ROM. Settings 72 Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings. Appendixes 77 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 theDIS [ ] shutter button.Scene ( ) Page number of related information The order of options or menus you must select toMovie 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, DIS, and AEB Auto Exposure Bracket Movie 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. 38) • If the photo has already been taken, select Red-eye Fix in the edit menu. (p. 61) 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. 39) 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. 24) • Use the mode. (p. 31) 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. • Turn on the flash. (p. 38) • Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) • Use a tripod to prevent your camera from shaking. • Select Night in the mode. (p. 30) 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. 28) • Set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 38) • Set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option. (p. 45) • Adjust the exposure. (p. 45) • Set the metering option to Spot if a bright subject is in the center of the frame. (p. 46) 7
  9. 9. Quick reference Taking photos of people Adjusting the exposure (brightness) • Viewing files by category in Smart Album  53• mode > Beauty Shot  29 • EV (to adjust exposure)  45 • Deleting all files on the• mode > Portrait  28 • ACB (to compensate for subjects against bright memory card  55• Red-eye, Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye) backgrounds)  45 • Viewing files as a slide  38 • Metering  46 show  56• Face Detection  42 • AEB (to take three photos of the same scene with • Viewing files on a TV  63 different exposures)  48 • Connecting your camera to a computer  64 Taking photos at night or in the dark • Adjusting the brightness of the display  74• mode > Night  30 Applying a different effect • Changing the display• mode > Sunset, Dawn, Fireworks  28 language  75• Flash options  38 • Photo styles (to apply tones)  49 • Setting the date and time  75• ISO speed (to adjust the sensitivity to light)  39 • Image adjustment (to adjust saturation, sharpness, or • Formatting the memory contrast)  50 card  75 Taking action photos • Troubleshooting  87 Reducing camera shake• Continuous, Motion Capture  48 • mode  31 Taking photos of text, insects, or flowers• mode > Close Up, Text  28• Macro, Auto Macro (to take close-up photos)  40• White Balance (to change the color tone)  46 8
  10. 10. ContentsBasic functions ............................................................... 11 Recording a voice memo ............................................ 34 Unpacking ................................................................... 12 Adding a voice memo to a photo ................................. 34 Camera layout ............................................................. 13 Inserting the battery and memory card ....................... 15 Shooting options ............................................................ 35 Charging the battery and turning your camera on ...... 16 Selecting a resolution and quality ............................... 36 Charging the battery ................................................... 16 Selecting a resolution .................................................. 36 Turning on your camera .............................................. 16 Selecting image quality ............................................... 36 Performing the initial setup ......................................... 17 Using the timer ............................................................ 37 Learning icons ............................................................. 18 Shooting in the dark .................................................... 38 Selecting options ......................................................... 19 Preventing red-eye ..................................................... 38 Using the flash ........................................................... 38 Setting the display and sound .................................... 21 Adjusting the ISO speed ............................................. 39 Changing the display type ........................................... 21 Setting the sound ....................................................... 21 Changing the camera’s focus ..................................... 40 Using macro .............................................................. 40 Taking photos .............................................................. 22 Using auto focus ........................................................ 40 Zooming .................................................................... 23 Adjusting the focus area .............................................. 41 Tips for getting a clearer photo ................................... 24 Using face detection ................................................... 42 Detecting faces .......................................................... 42Extended functions ........................................................ 26 Taking a self-portrait shot ............................................. 43 Shooting modes .......................................................... 27 Taking a smile shot ..................................................... 43 Using the Smart Auto mode ........................................ 27 Detecting eye blinking ................................................. 44 Using the Scene mode ............................................... 28 Using the Beauty Shot mode ....................................... 29 Adjusting brightness and color ................................... 45 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) ........................... 45 Using the frame guide ................................................. 30 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) ........................... 45 Using the Night mode ................................................. 30 Changing the metering option ...................................... 46 Using the DIS mode ................................................... 31 Selecting a light source (White balance) ....................... 46 Using the Program mode ............................................ 32 Recording a video ..................................................... 32 Using burst modes ...................................................... 48 Recording voice memos ............................................. 34 Improving your photos ................................................ 49 9
  11. 11. Contents Applying photo styles .................................................. 49 Appendixes ..................................................................... 77 Adjusting your photos ................................................. 50 Error messages ........................................................... 78 Camera maintenance .................................................. 79Playback/Editing ............................................................. 51 Cleaning your camera ................................................. 79 Playing back ................................................................ 52 Using or storing the camera ........................................ 80 Starting Playback mode .............................................. 52 About memory cards .................................................. 81 Viewing photos .......................................................... 55 About the battery ........................................................ 83 Playing a video ........................................................... 57 Before contacting a service center ............................. 87 Editing a photo ............................................................ 59 Camera specifications ................................................. 90 Resizing photos ......................................................... 59 Glossary ....................................................................... 94 Rotating a photo ......................................................... 59 FCC notice ................................................................... 98 Applying photo styles .................................................. 60 Index ............................................................................ 99 Correcting exposure problems .................................... 61 Creating a print order (DPOF) ....................................... 62 Viewing files on a TV ................................................... 63 Transferring files to your Windows computer ............. 64 Transferring files using Intelli-studio ............................... 66 Transferring files by connecting the camera as a removable disk .. 68 Disconnecting the camera (for Windows XP) ................. 69 Transferring files to your Mac computer ..................... 70 Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer ......... 71Settings ........................................................................... 72 Camera settings menu ................................................ 73 Accessing the settings menu ...................................... 73 Display ...................................................................... 74 Settings ..................................................................... 75 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 …………………………………………… 23Tips for getting a clearer photo ………………………… 24
  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. POWER button Shutter button Buzzer Flash Timer lamp Microphone Lens Attaching the strap Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and battery Basic functions 13
  15. 15. 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.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 Accepts USB cable or A/V cable Display Refer to the table at the bottomMode 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 the type of scene (Night, Portrait, Sunset, In Shooting mode While setting etc.) it detects. Change the display option Move up Program Take a photo by setting options Change the macro option Move down Navigation The camera activates options that reduce camera Change the flash option Move left DIS shake. Change the timer option Move right Take a photo with options preset for a specific Scene scene (Landscape, Portrait, etc.). Confirm the highlighted option or menu Movie Record a video. 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 need a storage device for shooting. Insert the memory card. • 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 • Orange: Error When you turn on your camera by pressing and holding [ ] for about • Green: Fully charged 5 seconds, the camera does not emit the beep sound. 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 [ ] or [ ] 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 press [ ] or [ ].4 Press [ ] or [ ] to scroll to Time Zone and press [ ] 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 [ ]. 11 Press [ ] to switch to the Shooting mode. 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 B. Icons on the right C Face tone Icon Description Face retouch Photo resolutionA. Information ISO speedIcon Description Video resolution Selected shooting mode Video Stabilizer Frame rate Available number of photos Photo style Photo quality Image adjustment Available recording time Metering option (contrast, sharpness, saturation) Memory card is not inserted Voice recording available when Flash option shooting video Memory card inserted Timer option Burst type • : 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 Program Face Detection DIS Focus Area Exit Back Scene 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 Display ISO Back Move Settings White Balance Face Detection Focus Area 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 Settings → Beep Sound → an option. Options Description Off The camera does not emit any sounds. Show all photographic information. On The camera emits a sound during operation.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 DIS Scene Movie This mode recognizes the scene automatically. 5 Press [Shutter] to take a photo.3 Align your subject in the frame. See page 24 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 3X optical zoom and 3X digital zoom. By using the digital zoom. The picture quality may deteriorate when youboth, you can zoom in up to 9 times. use the digital zoom.Press [Zoom] right to zoom in on your subject. Press [Zoom] leftto zoom out. Optical range Zoom indicator Digital range • The Digital zoom is not available with the Face Detection options. • It may take longer to save a photo when you are using the digital zoom. Zoom ratio Zoom out Zoom in Basic functions 23
  25. 25. Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Reducing camera shake Make sure nothing is Select the mode to reduce camera shake blocking the lens. digitally. (p. 31) 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. Focus frame • Use a tripod or set the flash option to Fill in. (p. 38) • Press [Shutter] to take the photo if • Set ISO speed options. (p. 39) the focus frame appears in green. • Change the composition and half- press [Shutter] again if the focus frame appears in red. Basic functions 24
  26. 26. 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. 38)- 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. 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 25
  27. 27. Extended functionsLearn how to take a photo by selecting a mode and how torecord a video or voice memo.Shooting modes ………………………………………… 27 Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………… 27 Using the Scene mode ……………………………… 28 Using the Beauty Shot mode ……………………… 29 Using the frame guide ……………………………… 30 Using the Night mode ……………………………… 30 Using the DIS mode ………………………………… 31 Using the Program mode …………………………… 32 Recording a video ………………………………… 32Recording voice memos ……………………………… 34 Recording a voice memo …………………………… 34 Adding a voice memo to a photo …………………… 34
  28. 28. 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 backgrounds. Extended functions 27
  29. 29. 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. Beauty Shot • The camera may not select the correct scene depending on the Frame Guide shooting condtions, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance Night to the subject. Portrait • Even if you use a tripod, the camera may not detect the mode Children depending on the subjects movement. Landscape • In mode, the camera consumes more battery power, because Close Up it changes settings often to select appropriate scenes. This mode is appropriate for taking pictures of faces. • To change the scene mode, press [ ], and then select Scene → a scene. • For the Beauty Shot mode, see “Using the Beauty Shot mode" on page 29. • For the Frame Guide mode, see “Using the frame guide" on page 30. • For the Night mode, see “Using the Night mode” on page 30. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Extended functions 28
  30. 30. 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 29
  31. 31. Shooting modesUsing the frame guide Using the Night modeWhen you want another person to take a photo of you, you can Use the Night mode to take a photo with options for preset forcompose the scene with the frame guide feature. The frame shooting at night. Use a tripod to prevent your camera fromguide helps the other person take a photo of you by showing part shaking.of the pre-composed scene. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Scene → Night.2 Select Scene → Frame Guide. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press3 Align your subject in the frame, and then press [Shutter]. [Shutter] to focus. • Transparent guides appear on the left and right of the frame. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Adjusting the exposure in the Night mode In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend the time until the shutter closes. Increase the aperture value to prevent overexposure. Cancel Frame: OK 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].4 Ask another person to take a photo. • The person aligns the subject in the frame using the guides, 2 Select Scene → Night. and then presses [Shutter] to take the photo. 3 Press [ ].5 To cancel the guides, press [ ]. 4 Select Shooting → Long Time Shutter. Extended functions 30
  32. 32. Shooting modes5 Select the aperture value or shutter speed. Using the DIS mode Reduce camera shake and prevent blurred photos with Digital Auto Aperture value Image Stabilization functions. Auto Shutter speed Aperture Back Move Before correction After correction6 Select an option. • If you select Auto, the camera adjusts the aperture value or shutter speed automatically. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].7 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press 2 Select DIS. [Shutter] to focus. 3 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press8 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. [Shutter] to focus. Use a tripod to prevent your photos from blurring. 4 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. • The digital zoom does not work in this mode. • If your subject is moving rapidly, the photo may be blurry. • The DIS function may not work where the lighting is brighter than that of a fluorescent lamp. Extended functions 31
  33. 33. Shooting modesUsing the Program mode Recording a videoIn the Program mode, you can set various options except You can record up to 2 GB at 640 X 480 resolution and thethe shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files.automatically. Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If this occurs,1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. set a lower resolution. (p. 36)2 Select Program.3 Set options. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. (For a list of options, refer to “Shooting options”.) 2 Select Movie. 3 Press [ ]. 4 Select Movie → Frame Rate → a frame rate (the number of frames per second). • As the frame rate increases, action appears more natural, but the file size also increases. The zoom ratio and angle of view might decrease when shooting video.4 Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus.5 Press [Shutter] to take the photo. Extended functions 32
  34. 34. Shooting modes5 Press [ ]. To pause recording The camera allows you to pause a video temporarily while6 Select Movie → Voice → a sound option. recording. With this function, you can record several scenes as a Option Description single video. Off: Record a video without sound. Press [ ] to pause while recording. Press it again to resume. On: Record a video with sound. Zoom Mute: The camera stops recording sound temporarily when you use the zoom.7 Press [ ].8 Select Movie → Stabilizer → a stabilizer option. Stop Pause Option Description Off: Record a video with the image stabilization function turned off. On: Record a video with the image stabilization function turned on to prevent your video from blurring.9 Set other options as desired. (For options, refer to “Shooting options”.)10 Press [Shutter] to start recording.11 Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. Extended functions 33
  35. 35. 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 34
  36. 36. Shooting optionsLearn about the options you can set in shooting mode.Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 36 Adjusting brightness and color …………… 45 Selecting a resolution …………………… 36 Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) …… 45 Selecting image quality …………………… 36 Compensating for backlighting (ACB) …… 45Using the timer ……………………………… 37 Changing the metering option …………… 46 Selecting a light source (White balance) … 46Shooting 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 …………………… 49Changing the camera’s focus …………… 40 Adjusting your photos …………………… 50 Using macro ……………………………… 40 Using auto focus ………………………… 40 Adjusting the focus area ………………… 41Using face detection ……………………… 42 Detecting faces …………………………… 42 Taking a self-portrait shot ………………… 43 Taking a smile shot ……………………… 43 Detecting eye blinking …………………… 44
  37. 37. 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 640 X 480: For play back on a standard, analog TV. 320 X 240: To post on a web page.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Photo Size → an option. Option Description Selecting image quality 3648 X 2736: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3"). The camera compresses and saves the photos you take in JPEG 3552 X 2368: Print on A2 paper (16.5" x 23.3") in wide format. Higher quality images result in larger file sizes. ratio (3:2). 3264 X 2448: Print on A3 paper (11.7" x 16.5"). 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3584 X 2016: Print on A3 paper (11.7" x 16.5") in 2 Select Shooting → Quality → an option. panorama ratio (16:9). Option Description 2592 X 1944: Print on A4 paper (8.3" x 11.7"). Super Fine: Capture photos in super high quality. 1984 X 1488: Print on A5 paper (5.8" x 8.3"). 1920 X 1080: Print on A5 paper in panorama ratio (16:9) Fine: Capture photos in high quality. or play back on an HDTV (5.8" x 8.3"). Normal: Capture photos in normal quality. 1024 X 768: Attach to email. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. The paper sizes in inches are approximate. Shooting options 36
  38. 38. Using the timerLearn how to set the timer to delay shooting.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 3 Press [Shutter] to start the timer. • The timer lamp blinks. The camera automatically takes a photo at the specified time. Off • Press [Shutter] or [ ] 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 37
  39. 39. 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"Using the 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 38
  40. 40. 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. 90) 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 39
  41. 41. 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 32 in. (80 cm) from the camera. • Try to hold the camera very still to prevent blurry photos. • Turn off the flash if the distance to the subject is less than 16 in. Macro: Focus on a subject 2 to 32 in. (5 - 80 cm ) from (40 cm.) the camera. 20 in. to 32 in. (50 cm - 80 cm) when using the zoom. Auto Macro: Focus on a subject farther than 2 in. (5 cm). Farther than 20 in. (50 cm) when using the zoom. The options may differ depending on the shooting mode. Shooting options 40
  42. 42. Changing the camera’s focusAdjusting the focus areaYou can get clearer photos by selecting an appropriate focusarea according to your subject’s location in the scene.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → 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 detectionIf you use face detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the cameraadjusts the exposure automatically. Take photos quickly and easily by using Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot tocapture a smiling face. • The camera automatically tracks the recognized face. Detecting faces • Face detection may not be effective when: Your camera automatically detects human faces (up to 10 faces - the subject is far from the camera (The focus frame will appear in one scene). orange for Smile Shot and Blink Detection.) - 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 backlit or the lighting condition is unstable - the subject’s facial expression changes remarkably • Face detection is not available when using a photo style or image adjustment option. • Face detection is not available when you are using the digital zoom. • Depending on the face detection option you selected, the timer or some timer options are not available. • Depending on the face detection option you selected, some burst options are not available. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Normal. • The nearest face appears in a white focus frame and the rest of the faces appear in gray focus frames. The closer you are to the subject, the quicker your camera detects faces. Shooting options 42
  44. 44. Using face detectionTaking a self-portrait shot Taking a smile shotTake photos of yourself. The camera automatically sets the photo The camera automatically releases the shutter when it detects adistance to close-up and emits a beep when ready. smiling face. When faces are located in the 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. center, the camera beeps rapidly. 2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Smile Shot. • When your subject smiles broadly, your camera can detect the smile more easily.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Self-Portrait.3 When you hear a beep, press [Shutter]. Shooting options 43
  45. 45. Using face detectionDetecting eye blinkingIf your camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes twophotos in succession.1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting → Face Detection → Blink Detection. • Hold your camera still while “Capturing” is displayed on the screen. • When blink detection fails, the “Picture taken with eyes closed.” message appears. Take another photo. Shooting options 44
  46. 46. Adjusting brightness and colorLearn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality.Adjusting the exposure manually Compensating for backlighting (ACB)(EV) When the light source is behind your subject or there is highDepending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos contrast between your subject and the background, your subjectmay be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the is likely to appear dark in the photo. If this occurs, turn the Autoexposure to get a better photo. Contrast Balance (ACB) option on.Darker (-) Neutral (0) Brighter (+) Without ACB With ACB1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ].2 Select Shooting or Movie → EV. 2 Select Shooting → 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 three photos, each with a different exposure: normal, underexposed, and overexposed. (p. 48) The ACB feature is not available when you set Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB options. Shooting options 45
  47. 47. Adjusting brightness and colorChanging the metering option Selecting a light sourceThe metering mode refers to the way in which a camera (White balance)measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your The color of your photo depends on the type and quality ofphotos will vary depending on the metering mode you select. the light source. If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select a white balance setting that matches the lighting1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. conditions, such as Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.2 Select Shooting or Movie → Metering → an option. 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 color1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Defining your own white balance2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance → an option. 1 In Shooting mode, press [ ]. Icon Description 2 Select Shooting or Movie → White Balance → Auto WB: Automatically sets the white balance based Custom Set. on the 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. Custom Set: Use white balance settings you defined. 4 Press [Shutter]. (See procedure at right.) Shooting options 47
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