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[Question] What is the [High Contrast B&W] in the Creative Shooting mode ?

This mode will be for taking a higher contrast B&W picture than those in normal B&W mode. It will produce grainy images similar to those taken with highly sensitive film or high grain film developing.
Since the ISO sensitivity value is selectable, you will be able to control grainy tones.

High cotrast sample
High contrast B&W example

With Auto Shooting mode    With B&W mode in the Image Settings
Example for Auto shooting mode (left), and B&W mode in the Image Settings (right)

The High contrast B&W option is located in the Creative Shooting mode.

Creative > Hight Contrast B&W

For the Creative Shooting mode operations, see the FAQ below.

What is the [Creative Shooting mode] ?

For controlling the grainy tones on the High Contrast B&W, follow the procedures below.

    • 1When [High Contrast B&W] is selected in the Creative shooting mode, press [MENU] button to display the [Creative mode selection] screen.

      MENU button

    • 2Press [Fn] button to go to the shooting tab.

      Fn button

    • *To move to the shooting tab, ADJ./OK button also can be used (left Left, and then down Down).

      ADJ./OK button

    • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right to choose the [ISO Setting]. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right again to show the options.
    • Shooting menu > ISO setting
      Choose an option in ISO sensitivity with the ADJ./OK button Up down. Press the [ADJ./OK] button again to save the setting.

    • 4It will return to the shooting screen, then you will be ready to take a picture.

Note[Plus Normal Shooting] option

  • [Plus Normal Shooting] option is available. If it is set to [On], the camera will record two images by adding an image taken with normal shooting to a High Contrast B&W image. The option is located; Mode dial Creative Shooting mode > Menu button > Shooting Tab > Plus Normal Shooting.
  • Plus Normal Shooting screen
    • In the screen above, choose [On], and press [ADJ./OK] button.
    • It will return to the shooting screen. After taking a picture, the confirmation screen that has both High Contrast B&W image and a normal image will be displayed.

Related FAQ :
In [High Contrast B&W] with Plus Normal shooting option, is an image of the Plus Normal shooting produced in black and white, or in color ?
Answer ID: edc05091
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: February 18, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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