The camera is ready to take pictures when you turn it on—even if you are in
Review, Share, or Setup. (In Video mode, the camera captures video.) Before
you take a picture, make sure your picture storage location is set the way you
want it (see
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Use Auto for general picture-taking. Exposure, focus, and flash are automatic.
1 Turn the Mode dial to
The LCD displays a mode description. To
interrupt the description, press
2 Use the viewfinder or LCD to frame your
subject. (To turn the LCD Liveview on or off,
press the OK button.)
3 Press the Shutter button half-way to set
the exposure and focus. (Otherwise, the
picture could be too dark, light, or blurry.)
4 When the ready light glows green, continue pressing the Shutter button
to take the picture.
The ready light blinks green while the picture is saved. The ready light
blinks orange while the flash is recharging (or if there is an
auto-exposure or auto-focus error).
Default flash setting: Auto
Available flash settings:
Auto, Flash Off, Fill Flash, Red-eye
Camera returns to default: When you change modes or turn off the