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3 4 CONTENTS PREFACE Short Courses prides itself on providing helpful and accurate information to the digital photography community. This Pocket Cover.............................................................................................. 1 Guide and others like it are made available at no cost to help you ShortCourses.com Publishing Program .......................................... 1 enioy your camera better and get the most out of it. Preface ............................................
5 6 Using Manual Focus ....................................................................... 8 TAKING PICTURES IN AUTO MODE Linking Spot Metering to the AF Frame .......................................... 9 1. Remove the lens cap, set the Main Dial to shooting mode Using Focus Lock for Maximum Depth of Field .............................. 9 (the red camera icon), then set the Mode Dial to the green Increasing Depth of Field ................................................................ 9 AUT
7 8 ■ Flash/Index selects flash modes in shooting mode (pages the right or left point on the Omni Selector to highlight it. 85) and displays small thumbnail images in replay mode ■ On the Play menu all commands are followed by an (page 14). ellipsis (...), as are some of the commands on the Set Up ■ Spot switches between averaging and spot metering (page menu. The ellipsis indicates that when you highlight the 34). command and press SET, or the right point on the Omni Selector, a new screen will
9 10 ■ To erase an image press * (asterisk) and press SET when the you select them, first select Show 1, Show 2, or Show 3 as confirmation prompt appears with Erase highlighted. described above. (You can have three separate slide shows.) Highlight Select and press SET. Press the left or right point ■ To erase all images that aren’t protected, press MENU, to scroll through images and the up point to mark an image press the down point on the Omni Selector to highlight Erase that is to appear in th
11 12 and the up or down arrow to select an aperture. Hold the CHANGING EXPOSURE MODES points down to scroll quickly through the available settings. ■■■■■ With the camera on and in shooting mode (the red camera icon), turn the Mode Dial so one of the modes aligns with the SWITCHING BETWEEN SPOT AND NON-SPOT METERING index mark on the camera body. 1. With the camera on, set the Mode Dial to any Creative Zone mode. USING IMAGE ZONE MODES 2. Press the Spot Metering button once to display the spot 1
13 14 indicate how much the image will be underexposed (-) in USING AE LOCK one photo and overexposed (+) in the other. 1. With the camera on and in shooting mode, set the Mode Dial 4. Press the shutter button and hold the camera steady as the to any Creative Zone mode other than M (manual) and turn camera takes the series of pictures. Eventually the AEB on the monitor. exposure bar reappear so you can make adjustments. (To 2. Point the camera so the subject you want to use to set hide the bar,
15 16 Mode and press the left or right point to select Single (the CHANGING THE ISO default) or Continuous. 1. With the camera on, set the Mode Dial to any Creative 3. Press MENU to confirm the setting and hide the menu. Zone mode. 2. Press MENU, then press the down point on the Omni USING FOCUS LOCK Selector to highlight ISO Speed. 1. With the camera on and in any shooting mode other than 3. Press the right or left point on the Omni Selector repeatedly Auto or Pan Focus, point the camera so the
17 18 ■ Set the Mode Dial to Landscape or Pan Focus mode (page LINKING SPOT METERING TO THE AF FRAME 25). 1. With the camera on and in any Creative Zone mode, press ■ Photograph in bright sun so the aperture closes down. MENU. 2. Press the down point on the Omni Selector to highlight Spot USING FOCUS LOCK FOR MINIMUM DEPTH OF FIELD AF Point and press the left or right point to select Center (the 1. Zoom the lens in to magnify the subject or move close to it default) or AF Point. and focus the ca
19 20 white balance icon bar on the monitor. (The first time you USING AUTO FLASH press it, you display the exposure compensation scale.) 1. With the camera on and in shooting mode, set the Mode 3. Press the right or left point on the Omni Selector to high- Dial to any mode other than Stitch Assist, Movie, Tv, Av, or light the icon for the white balance mode you want to use M. (AWB is the default). If you select the Custom icon (at the 2. Press the Flash button (a lightning bolt icon) until no f
21 22 USING SLOW SYNC FLASH USING AN EXTERNAL FLASH 1. Set the camera to Night Scene mode. 1. Attach the flash to the camera’s hot shoe and set the Main dial to shooting mode (the red camera icon). 2. Take the photo. 2. With the camera on and in shooting mode, set the Mode Dial to any mode other than Stitch Assist, Movie, or con- USING FLASH EXPOSURE LOCK tinuous. 1. With the camera on and in shooting mode, set the Mode 3. Turn the flash on and press the shutter button halfway Dial to any mode i
23 24 Dial to Stitch Assist mode. Dial to any mode other than Auto, Stitch Assist, or Movie and press MENU. 2. Use the right or left button on the Omni Selector to high- light one of the sequence icons and press the SET button to 2. Press the down or up point on the Omni Selector to high- select it. light Cont. Shooting and press SET. 3. Take the first picture and when the upper indicator stops 3. Press the left or right point on the Omni Selector to select flashing the image is displayed on the
25 26 Omni Selector to scroll through the images. Press the up button to display the menu. Notice how one of the menu’s point to increase or decrease the number of copies for the tabs is highlighted and an arrowhead points toward the current image. (The default is 0.) The number of copies of next tab. (If a tab isn’t highlighted, press the up point on that image, and the running total of all images are dis- the Omni Selector until it is.) played at the top of the monitor. When finished, press 2.
27 28 MANAGING IMAGE FILES GREENBATTERIES 1. With the camera on and in any shooting mode, press the The most efficient and least expensive way to power many MENU button. cameras (not the S300) and other electronic devices is with environmentally friendly, rechargeable NiMH (Nickel-Metal 2. Do one of the following: Hydride) batteries. And with new hi-tech battery chargers, you ■ Press the down or up point on the Omni Selector to can be back shooting in just a few hours. But you don’t just need hi
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