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[Question] About the Scene modes.

Scene mode allows you to select from 11 types of still images modes, and shoot with settings automatically optimized for the shooting conditions.

Scene Modes
Symbol Mode Description
Portrait Portrait Use when taking portrait pictures. The camera automatically detects up to 8 faces, and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance. The faces detected by the camera are shown by square borders.
The camera may not be able to recognized faces in the following cases:


  • When the face is side-view, tilted, or moving
  • When the camera is tilted or upside down (the shutter release button is facing down)
  • When the face is partially hidden or at the edge of the frame
  • When the face is not clearly visible because of dark surroundings
  • When the subject is too far away (Make sure that the face appearing in the picture display is vertically longer than 1 block marked by the 3 x 3 grid guide.)
Night. Port. Night. Port. Use when taking portrait pictures against a nightscape.
The flash fires automatically. The shutter speed slows down, so be careful of camera shake.
Sports Sports Use when taking pictures of moving object.
Zoom Macro Zoom Macro Automatically optimizes the zoom position to shoot the subject larger than with normal macro shooting. The optical zoom cannot be used in this mode.
Skew Correct Mode Skew Correct Mode Use to straighten a rectangular object, such as a message board or business card, that has been shot at an angle. This mode makes it look as if the picture has been shot squarely.
Skew Correct Mode
In Skew correction mode, choose from [ 1M4:3F] or [ VGA4:3F] for [Picture Quality/Size].
Text Mode Text Mode Use when capturing text images, for example notes written on a white board at a meeting. Images are captured in black and white. You can also change the shading of text, and set the image size to either [ 10M4:3] or [ 3M4:3] for [Picture Quality/Size].
Discreet Mode Discreet Mode Regardless of configured settings on Flash, AF auxiliary light, and Operation sounds, the camera will take a picture with these settings disabled. This will be a good option in the situation where you would like to take a picture without flash or operation sound.
What is the [Discreet Mode] in the SCENE mode ?
Night Landscape Multi-shot Night Landscape Multi-shot Use for night scenes. Blur caused by camera shake is reduced even in handheld shots. 4 shots are taken in succession and combined to create a single image, increasing the time needed to record photographs in comparison to other modes.
What is the [Night Landscape Multi-shot] in the SCENE mode ?
Landscape Landscape Use when taking scenery pictures with abundant greenery or blue sky.
Pets Pets Use to take a picture of cats and other pets. The flash, AF auxiliary light, and operation sounds turn off, regardless of configured settings on them.
What is the [Pets] in the SCENE mode ?
High Sens High Sens Use when taking pictures in dimly lit places. The picture display also becomes brighter.

Memo Note on the Pets mode / Discreet mode;

  • The camera will not beep.
  • Flash mode Flash mode cannot be selected with the ADJ./OK button.
  • Even in the Self-timer mode, the self-timer lamp and beep indicator are disabled.
  • The minimum shooting distance and shooting range in the [Zoom Macro] mode are as follow.

Focal length (*) Minimum shooting distance (from the front of the lens) Shooting range
70 mm Approx. 1 cm Approx. 19 x 14 mm (Not used digital zoom)
335 mm Approx. 1 cm Approx. 4.0 x 3.0 mm (With using 4.8x digital zoom)

The procedures for shooting in Scene mode are shown below.

1 Turn the mode dial to SCENE. The camera is ready to shoot and the selected scene mode is displayed at the top of the picture display.
SCENE mode
 
2 If you would like to change the scene mode, press the [MENU] button.
2 If you would like to change the scene mode, press the [MENU] button.
The scene mode selection screen appears.
The scene mode selection screen appears.
 
3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up, down, right or left to select a scene mode. And then press the [ADJ./OK] button. The symbol for the selected scene mode is displayed at the top of the picture display.
3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button up, down, to the left and to the right to select the scene mode. And then press the [ADJ./OK] button. The symbol for the selected scene mode is displayed at the top of the picture display.
 
4 Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.
Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.

Memo [Changing the shooting settings in each scene mode]
Press the [MENU] button in shooting mode, and then press the [ADJ./OK] button Up, down, right or left to select the [MODE] tab. Now press the [ADJ./OK] button Down once to display the shooting menu, or twice to display the setup menu.
 
Answer ID: edc04047
Date created: August 19, 2010
Date modified: --
Product: CX4
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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