Chapter 2: Taking pictures and recording video clips
Using self-timer mode
Secure the camera to a tripod or set it on a stable surface.
Press the Mode button until the
in the Status LCD. If
is on, the icon also appears in
the Image Display.
Frame the subject in the viewfinder.
The next steps depend on whether you are capturing a still
picture or a video clip:
The Video/Self-Timer light on the front of the camera
blinks before the camera takes the picture or video clip.
button halfway down for
. The camera measures and then locks the
focus and exposure. The camera will hold these
settings until it takes the picture.
button all the way down. A 10-
second countdown appears on the Status LCD.
If you immediately press the
button all the way
down without using
, the camera will lock
focus and exposure just before the end of the 10-
second countdown. This is useful when one or more
subjects will be entering the picture during the
10-second countdown period.
You cannot record audio when using the Self-Timer,
but you can add an audio clip later (see page 51).
To start recording, press the
then release it. A 10-second countdown appears
on the Status LCD.
To stop recording the video clip, press the