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Preparations for shooting Preparations for shooting 1 Names of parts Camera 1 9 0 a 1 4 2 b 3 4 c 5 6 7 8 h i g d e f 1 Shutter button .............................P. 9, 43 a Built-in ﬂ ash ..............................P. 10, 24 2 Mode dial ..........................................P. 8 b Stereo microphone 3 Zoom lever ....................P. 10, 11, 29, 89 c Lens 4 Strap eyelet.......................................P. 4 d Tripod socket 5 Control ring* (j) ..................P. 29, P. 89 e Batte
Preparations for shooting 8 90a 1 2 3 1 4 5 67 b F (Up) / F (Exposure compensation) button (P. 23) H (Left) / P (AF target) I (Right) /# (Flash) button (P. 26) button (P. 24) Q button Sub dial* (j) (P. 12, 29, 30) (P. 11, 16 – 18, 29–30) • Rotate to choose an option. G (Down) / jY / (Sequential shooting/Self-timer/Erase) button (P. 27/P. 12) 1 Flash switch ....................................P. 10 7 INFO (Information display) button .....................................P. 14, 28, 67 ,
Preparations for shooting Unpack the box contents The following items are included with the camera. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. 1 Lens cap and Strap USB cable lens cap strap CB-USB8 Camera or • Computer software CD-ROM • Instruction manual Lithium ion battery USB-AC Adapter • Warranty card LI-90B F-2AC Attac hing the camera strap and lens cap 1 2 3 4 5 • Attach the strap to the other eyelet in the same manner. • Pull the strap tig
Preparations for shooting Inserting and removing the battery and card Battery/card compartment cover Follow Steps 1 and 2 to open the 1 battery/card compartment cover. 2 • Turn off the camera before opening the battery/ card compartment cover. 1 1 Battery/card compartment lock Insert the battery while sliding the battery 2 lock knob in the direction of the arrow. l • Insert the battery as illustrated with the mark toward the battery lock knob. Damage to the battery exterior (scratches, et
Preparations for shooting Charging the battery Connect the USB cable and USB-AC adapter to the camera and charge the battery. • The battery is not fully charged at shipment. Before use, be sure to charge the battery until the indicator lamp turns off (up to 5 hours). Connecting the camera AC outlet 1 Multi- connector USB cable (supplied) Indicator lamp Indicator lamp On: Charging Off: Charged When to charge the batteries Flashes in red Charge the battery when the error message shown below app
Preparations for shooting Turning on the camera and making the initial settings When you turn on the camera for the ﬁ rst time, a screen appears enabling to set the language for the menus and messages displayed in the monitor, and the date and time. After turning the camera on with the ON/OFF button, select a language 1 using FGHI and press the A button. 1 X Use FG to select the 2 year for [Y]. YMD Time 2012 Y/M/D Cancel X Press I to save the 3 setting for [Y]. YMD Time 2012 Y/M/D Cancel
Preparations for shooting Shooting Select a shooting mode Select a shooting mode using the mode dial. Indicator Mode dial 1 A full auto mode in which the camera automatically optimizes settings for the A current scene. The camera does all the work, which is convenient for beginners. Aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimal results. P You control aperture. You can sharpen or soften background details. A You control shutter speed. You can express the motion of moving s
Preparations for shooting Frame the shot. 2 • When holding the camera, take care not to cover the ﬂ ash, microphone or other important parts with your ﬁ ngers, etc. 1 Horizontal grip Vertical grip Adjust the focus. 3 • Lightly press the shutter button down to the ﬁ rst position (press the shutter button halfway). AF target Press the shutter button halfway. 125 125 F5.6 Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture value that have been set automatically by the camera are
Preparations for shooting Using the zoom Turning the zoom lever adjusts the shooting range. W side T side 1 Recording movies Set the mode dial to A. 1 Press the R button to begin 2 recording. R button Press the R button again to end recording. 3 RR 00:00:00 00:02:18 Displayed during Recording recording time 10 EN
Preparations for shooting Viewing photographs and movies Press the q button. 1 • Your most recent photograph is displayed. • Press HI or turn the sub dial to select an image. q button Arrow pad/Sub dial 1 Displays the Displays the previous frame next frame LN 100-0020 2012.10.2612:30 20 Still image WB WB WB WB P AUT AUT AUT AUTO O O O HD 100-0004 2012.10.2612:30 4 Movie Index display • In single-frame playback, turn the zoom lever to W for Index playback. 2012.10.2612:30 21 Index display
Preparations for shooting Movie playback Movie Select a movie and press Q to display the playback menu. Select [Movie Play] and press Q to begin playback. • To interrupt movie playback, press MENU. Movie Play L Erase 1 Back Set V olume Volume can be adjusted by pressing F or G during single-frame and movie playback. 00:00:02/00:00:14 Selecting images Select multiple pictures for protection or deletion. Press the R button to select the current picture. Selected pictures are marked with v. T
Basic photography Basic photography 2 Basic shooting operations Shooting 1 23456789 0 ab c B A RR WT W T RC ND 1 1 2 z IS IS 1 d IS IS 1 j y e x S-AF S-AF f S-AF S-AF ISO ISO w 400 400 g + + v 2.0 2.0 4:3 C LN h u -3.0 -3.0 0 0 +3.0 +3.0 -3 -3 +7 +7 D HD i AEL C1 t 01:02:03 01:02:03 01:02:03 01:02:03 j s + +2.0 2.0 + +2.0 2.0 P 125 125 F5.6 P 125 125 F5.6 1023 1023 1023 1023 k rn q po m l 1 Card write indicator .........................P. 84 m Tone control ....................................
Basic photography Switching the information display Press the INFO button to choose the information displayed when shooting. INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO ISO ISO 200 200 LN LN HD HD 01:02:03 01:02:03 01:02:03 01:02:03 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 P 125 125 F5.6 38 38 P 125 125 F5.6 38 38 Information display on Histogram display Image only Histogram display 2 Displays a histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of
Basic photography Using the shooting modes “Point-and-shoot” photography (P program mode) In mode P, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture in response to subject brightness. Set the mode dial to P. 2 ISO 400 LN HD 01:02:03 01:02:03 P 125 125 F5.6 0.0 0.0 Shooting mode 38 38 Shutter speed Aperture value • The shutter speed and aperture selected by the camera are displayed in the monitor. • The shutter speed and aperture displays ﬂ ash if the camera is unable to achieve o
Basic photography Choosing aperture (A aperture-priority mode) In mode A, you choose the aperture and let the camera automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to A. • You can set the aperture value with the control ring, and the exposure compensation with the sub dial. • Larger apertures (lower F-numbers) decrease depth of ISO 400 ﬁ eld (the area in front of or behind the focus point that appears to be in focus), softening background details. LN HD Small
Basic photography Choosing shutter speed (S shutter-priority mode) In mode S, you choose the shutter speed and let the camera automatically adjust aperture for optimal exposure. Rotate the mode dial to S. • You can set the shutter speed with the control ring, and the exposure compensation with the sub dial. • A fast shutter speed can freeze a fast action scene ISO 400 without any blur. A slow shutter speed will blur a fast LN action scene. This blurring will give the impression of HD dynami
Basic photography Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M manual mode) In mode M, you choose both the aperture and the shutter speed. At a speed of BULB, the shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Set the mode dial to M, and set the shutter speed with the control ring, and the aperture value with the sub dial. • The shutter speed can be set to 1/2000 – 60 sec. or [BULB]. • You can change the functions assigned to the control ring and the sub dial. g “Dial Function” (P. 89)
Basic photography Using art ﬁ lters Rotate the mode dial to ART. 1 • A menu of art ﬁ lters will be displayed. Select a ﬁ lter ART 1 Pop Art using FG and press Q. 1 7 Exit Set Types of art ﬁ lters 2 j Pop Art s Diorama k Soft Focus t Cross Process l Pale&Light Color u Gentle Sepia m Light Tone v Dramatic Tone n Grainy Film Y Key Line o Pin Hole Shoot. 2 • To choose a different setting, press Q to display the art ﬁ lter menu. Art effects Art ﬁ lters can be modiﬁ ed and effects can be added.
Basic photography Shooting in scene mode Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 1 • A menu of scene menu will be displayed. Select a SCN 1 Portrait scene using FG. • Press Q or press the shutter button halfway to change to the live view display. Press Q to go back to the scene menu display. R Exit Set 2 Types of scene modes O Portrait s Panorama (P. 21) P e-Portrait ( Fireworks L Landscape 0 Multi. Exposure J Sport g Beach & Snow G Night Scene Y Underwater Wide U Night+Portrait X Underwater Macro
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