This section describes how to take pictures using program AE (mode [P]).
Adjust settings for program AE.
Shutter speed: Select [A] (auto)
Focus mode: Select [S] (single AF)
Aperture: Select [A] (auto)
Confirm that [P] appears in the display.
Viewfinder Display Selection
Use the viewfinder selector to switch between the optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF) displays.
Ready the camera.
Hold the camera steady with both hands and brace your elbows against your sides. Shaking or unsteady hands can blur your shots.
To prevent pictures that are out of focus or too dark (underexposed), keep your fingers and other objects away from the lens and flash.
Frame the picture.
Frame the picture with your subject in the center of the display and press the shutter button halfway to focus.
If the camera is able to focus, it will beep twice and focus area and focus indicator will glow green. Focus and exposure will lock while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus frame will turn red, will be displayed, and the focus indicator will blink white.
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may light.
Smoothly press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
The flash may fire if lighting is poor. Camera settings can be changed to prevent the flash firing.