Chapter 2: Taking pictures and recording video clips
Taking pictures and
recording video clips
Taking still pictures
You can take a picture almost any time the camera is on,
regardless of what is being shown on the Image Display.
Frame the subject for your picture
in the viewfinder.
Hold the camera steady and press
button halfway down.
The camera measures and then
locks the focus and exposure. This
you to focus on a subject that is not in the center of the
picture, or to capture action shots more quickly by pre-
focusing in the area where the action will occur.
button all the way down to take the picture.
The image appears for several seconds on the Image
Display for instant review. During this time, the image is
saved to memory, unless you choose to delete it by pressing
In Step 2 above, one (or both) of the Viewfinder lights may
start blinking. For an explanation of this, see the description for
Viewfinder lights on page 10.
To achieve best focus in low light conditions, secure the
camera to a tripod and make sure the focus area has