Canon PowerShot SX610 HS User Guide
Auto Mode / Hybrid Auto
Other Shooting Modes
To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter
button halfway down, and once the subject is in focus, press the button all
the way down to shoot.
In this manual, shutter button operations are described as pressing the
button halfway or all the way down.
Press halfway. (Press lightly to
Press the shutter button halfway. The
camera beeps twice, and frames are
displayed around image areas in focus.
Press all the way down. (From the
halfway position, press fully to
The camera shoots, as a shutter sound
Keep the camera still until the shutter
Images may be out of focus if you shoot without initially pressing
the shutter button halfway.
Length of shutter sound playback varies depending on the time
required for the shot. It may take longer in some shooting scenes,
and images will be blurry if you move the camera (or the subject
moves) before the shutter sound ends.
Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down)
As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates
the screen (Display Off) and then turns itself off after a speciic period of
Power Saving in Shooting Mode
The screen is automatically deactivated after about one minute of
inactivity. In about two more minutes, the lens is retracted and the camera
turns itself off. To activate the screen and prepare for shooting when
the screen is off but the lens is still out, press the shutter button halfway
Power Saving in Playback Mode
The camera turns itself off automatically after about ive minutes of
You can deactivate Auto Power Down and adjust the timing of
Display Off, if you prefer (= 120).
Power saving is not active while the camera is connected to other
devices via Wi-Fi (= 89), or when connected to a computer