CX5 FAQs - By Product
[Question] About the Scene modes.Scene mode allows you to select from 14 types of still images modes, and shoot with settings automatically optimized for the shooting conditions.
|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:
|Landscape||Use when taking scenery pictures with abundant greenery or blue sky.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Fireworks||This mode will be useful for fireworks scenes. This mode fixes to the following settings; Focus > ∞ (infinity), ISO 100, White balance > AUTO. Pressing the Fn button switches the exposure time from [2 seconds], [4 seconds] (default), and [8 seconds]. When shooting in this mode, hold the camera steady by using a tripod.
|Cooking||This mode will be useful when taking a picture of food or cooking. Macro mode is automatically selected. Pressing the Fn button displays the screen for cooking picture settings. Push the ADJ./OK button up or down to adjust the brightness, and right or left to adjust the color.
|Sports||Use when taking pictures of moving object.|
|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.
|Golf Swing Continuous Mode||It will be useful for checking golf swing. This mode takes multiple frames using M-Cont Plus (2M) feature. Pressing the Fn button displays the screen for grid line settings. Push the ADJ./OK button up or down to change the grid position. Press the delete button to change the grid type.
|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.|
|High Sens||Use when taking pictures in dimly lit places. The picture display also becomes brighter.|
|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.
In Skew correction mode, choose from [ 4:3F] or [ 4:3F] for [Picture Quality/Size].
|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 [ 4:3] or [ 4:3] for [Picture Quality/Size].|
Note on the Pets mode / Discreet mode;
- • The camera will not beep.
- • 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 (35 mm filmcamera equivalent)||Minimum shooting distance
(from the front of the lens)
|70 mm||Approx. 1 cm||Approx. 19 x 14 mm (Not used Super Resolution zoom / digital zoom)|
|140 mm||Approx. 1 cm||Approx. 9 x 7 mm (Not used Super Resolution zoom / digital zoom)|
|672 mm||Approx. 1 cm||Approx. 2 x 1 mm (With using 2x Super Resolution zoom / 4.8x digital zoom)|
Procedures for shooting in Scene mode
- 1Turn 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.
- 2If you would like to change the scene mode, press the [MENU] button.
- The scene mode selection screen appears.
- 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button to select a scene mode.
- And then press the [ADJ./OK] button or the [Fn] button.
- *ADJ./OK button : The symbol for the selected scene mode is displayed at the top of the picture display, and it is ready to shoot.
- *Fn button : The scene mode selection is determined, and the shooting setting menu will be displayed.
- 4Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.
[Changing the shooting settings in each scene mode]
Press the [MENU] button in shooting mode, and then press the [ADJ./OK] button to select the [MODE] tab. Now press the [ADJ./OK] button once to display the shooting menu, or twice to display the setup menu.
Date created: August 19, 2010
Date modified: February 18, 2011
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Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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