Use the timer for self-portraits or to prevent blur caused by camera shake.
The shutter is released two seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed. The self-timer lamp will blink as the timer counts down.
The shutter is released ten seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use for self-portraits. The self-timer lamp on the front of the camera lights when the timer starts and begins to blink shortly before the photo is taken.