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My moment #4 : A playful spirit

It gets a bit old taking pictures of the same thing all the time.  But just as I can change whatever mode my heart's in,  I can try out a bunch of different shooting modes, too,  in order to capture unique photos full of unexpected surprises.

Broaden your photographic horizons
with creative shooting modes.

This option makes it easy to enjoy a variety of creative effects. Comes with six different types including Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera, and Miniaturize that can be selected to fit the subject and type of scene. Simply press the shutter-release button for unique results.

Soft focus

Creates photos similar to those produced with soft-focus lenses. A good choice for portraits of women and other subjects that benefit from gentle softening. The amount of softening can be chosen from "weak" and "strong."

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Cross process

Create photos with colors that differ markedly from those in normal photographs, converting familiar scenes into photos full of surprise and mystery. Choose a color scheme from "basic," "magenta," and "yellow."

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Toy camera

Creates photos with the high contrast and saturated colors associated with toy cameras, together with their characteristic distortion and vignetting. You can adjust color saturation and choose the amount of vignetting.

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Blurring the top and bottom areas of the image makes it possible to photograph actual scenes but record images that recreate the impression given when photographing miniatures. This mode is effective when shooting from a high vantage point while looking down at a diagonal.

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High Contrast B&W

Intensifying contrast to a level higher than normal black & white mode makes it possible to record images with a grainy feel such as that created by using ultra-high-sensitivity film in a film camera or by push processing film at the development stage.

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Dynamic range double shot

The camera takes two shots in quick succession at different exposures and combines the areas that are correctly exposed. The result is a photograph with a smooth transition from highlights to shadows, similar to what is seen by the human eye.

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Scene modes give you easy access to whole suites of photographic techniques specifically adapted to your subject. The CX5 comes newly equipped with Cooking mode, which lets you take photos of food that looks so delicious you'll want to reach out and taste it; Golf Swing Continuous mode, which is useful for when you want to check out your golf swing; and Fireworks mode, which beautifully captures glittering flower and other types of fireworks as they flash across the night sky, in addition to Night Landscape Multi-shot mode, which is perfect for taking photos of night scenes.



The new Cooking mode setting allows you to adjust the brightness and color tone of the scene while checking the subject.



The new Fireworks mode allows you to take great shots of fireworks using the optimal focus, color tone, and brightness for the scene. The regular shutter sound can be set to a voice shouting, "Tamaya!" (a place that made fireworks back in the old days).

Golf Swing Continuous Mode

Golf Swing Continuous Mode

Photos are shot in M-Continuous Plus (2M) mode. Gridlines will appear when you take or playback photos, making it easy for you to check your golf swing.

Night landscape multi-shot

Night landscape multi-shot

The CX5 creates clear, beautiful photos of night scenes by automatically and precisely combining a series of exposures shot at high sensitivities to reduce the blur and noise normally associated with pictures taken under low light, allowing photographers to taste the joys of hand-held, tripod-free night photography.

  • *Photosolid from Morpho, Inc. is used for the image stabilizer for night landscape multi-shot mode.
  • *PhotoSolid is a registered trademark of Morpho, Inc.

Zoom macro

Zoom macro

Automatically optimizes the zoom position to shoot the subject even larger than with normal macro shooting. You can use the ultra-high-resolution zoom on the CX5 to take magnified shots of the subject with a zoom that has minimal image degradation.


The flash, AF auxiliary light, and beep speaker turn off to avoid frightening animal subjects, allowing you to capture the expression of your favorite pet without being unkind. If a cat's face is detected, the camera will adjust focus for the animal's face.

  • *Not guaranteed to work in all photographic conditions.


Subject faces are automatically detected and focus, exposure, and white balance adjusted.


Flash, AF auxiliary light, and operation sounds are turned off regardless of the settings. This is convenient when shooting in museums and other public buildings.

Night portrait

Use when taking portrait pictures against a nightscape.


Use when taking pictures of moving people/objects.


Use when taking scenery pictures.

Skew correction

Use to straighten a rectangular object (message board, business card, etc.) shot at an angle to make it look as if it were shot squarely.

High sensitivity

Use when taking pictures in dimly lit places. The picture display also becomes brighter.


Use when shooting images with text, such as notes written on a white board in a meeting. Images are recorded in black and white.

The excitement of movement captured in beautiful high image quality HD movies.
1280×720 pixel HD movies

CX5 high image quality extends to movies as well as still photographs. It can shoot 1280×720 pixel high-definition and high-resolution HD movies at 30 frames per second. If you connect the camera to a high-definition TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can also enjoy viewing the photos and movies you took on a large-screen HD TV.

  • *When shooting movies of 1280×720 size, the use of an SD/SDHC memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended.

Correct brightness and contrast
in the camera using level compensation.

Correction can be done by moving the position of the points under the histogram.Correction can be done by moving the position
of the points under the histogram.

The brightness and contrast of still images can be automatically or manually corrected in the camera without using a PC. With manual correction, the histogram can be finely adjusted until the image faithfully reflects the photographer's intentions.

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After brightness and contrast were changed in level compensation.After brightness and contrast
were changed in level compensation.

Correct the color tone of still images
in the camera with white balance compensation.

Correction can be done by moving the position of the point on the white balance compensation map. Correction can be done by moving the position of
the point on the white balance compensation map.

Whether you want to reproduce the subject's color tone or change it, you can adjust green, magenta, blue, and amber color tones to match your intentions and preferences.

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Changes can be made to each color tone





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