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This section explains basic photography.

  1. Turn the camera on.

    Press the [ON/OFF] button to turn the camera on. S shooting indicators will be displayed.

    [Scene]: The camera automatically selects the appropriate scene.

    The u Icon: Shows that the camera is focusing on the subjects’ eyes.

    In S mode, the camera continuously adjusts focus and searches for eyes, increasing the drain on the battery; in addition, the sound of the camera focusing may be audible.

  2. 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 flash and from the protective glass covering the lens.

  3. Frame the picture.

    Use the zoom buttons to frame the picture in the display.

    Zoom out   Zoom in

    Zoom indicator

  4. Focus.

    Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

    • If the camera is able to focus, it will beep twice and the focus frame will turn from white to green.
    • If the camera is unable to focus,the focus frame will turn red and s will be displayed. Change the composition or use focus lock (a Focus/Exposure Lock).

    The lens may make a noise when the camera focuses; this is normal.

    If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation.

    Focus and exposure will lock when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Focus and exposure remain locked while the button is kept in this position (AE/AF lock).

    The camera will focus on subjects at any distance in the macro and standard focus ranges for the lens.

  5. Shoot.

    Smoothly press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take the picture.