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[Question] About the Shooting menu operations.

In order to configure respective shooting setting options, go to the Shooting menu. Pressing the [MENU] button in a shooting mode will display the Shooting menu.

Operating procedure

  • 1 Turn the mode dial to a shooting mode.

    Turn the mode dial to a shooting mode.

  • 2 Press the [MENU] button.

    Press the [MENU] button.

  • The [Shooting] menu will be appear. Displayed items will vary depending on a shooting mode.

    Example of the Shooting menu

  • With the [SCENE mode], [Creative Shooting mode], or [Continuous mode], push the [ADJ./OK] button either to Up-down Right-left to choose the [MODE] tab. And push Down once, then the Shooting menu will appear.
  • For the details on the SCENE mode, Creative shooting mode, the Continuous mode, see the links below.
  • 3 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Updown to choose a setting option. Pushing to Down in the last item will show the next setting screen.

    ADJ.OK button operations in the Shooting menu.

  • 4 Pushing the [ADJ./OK] button Right direction (Flash) will show options for the setting item.
    The following is the example that the [Picture Quality/Size] option is selected.

    Example : Picture Quality/Size is selected.

  • 5 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Updown to choose a setting option.
  • 6 Press the [ADJ./OK] button. Or push to Left (Macro) and press the [ADJ./OK] button. The selected option is fixed and the screen returns to the shooting screen.
    • * Or some setting menu will return to the Shooting menu. In this case, press the [MENU] button once again, then it will return to the shooting screen.

Selecting method of an option may vary depending on feature.

The items that can be set for each shooting mode are shown below.

[Setting options in the Shooting menu]
Setting items Options [Default]
Picture Quality/Size [ [10M]4:3F], [10M]4:3N, [9M]3:2F, 1:1F, 16:9F, [5M]4:3F, [3M]4:3F, [1M]4:3F, [VGA]4:3F
Focus [Multi AF], Face Pr.Multi, Subj.Tracking, Spot AF, Multi-trgt AF, MF, Snap, ∞ (Infinity)
Pre-AF [OFF], On
Exposure Metering [Multi], Center, Spot
Image Settings Vivid, [Standard], Cust. Settings, Black & White, Sepia
Super Resolution [Off], Weak, Strong
Noise Reduction Off, [AUTO], Weak, Strong, MAX
Flash Exposure Compensation +2.0, +1.7, +1.3, +1.0, +0.7, +0.3, [0.0], -0.3, -0.7, -1.0, -1.3, -1.7, -2.0 (1/3EV increments)
Auto Bracket [OFF], On, WB-BKT, CL-BKT, FOCUS-BKT
Time Exposure [OFF], 1 second, 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds
Custom Self-Timer Pictures : from 1 to 10 pictures [2 pics]
Interval : from 5 to 10 seconds [5 sec.]
Interval Shooting [0 sec.], 5 seconds to 1 hour
Camera Shake Correction Off, [On]
Slow Shutter Limit [OFF], 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec.
Date Imprint [OFF], Date, Date and Time
Exposure Compensation +2.0, +1.7, +1.3, +1.0, +0.7, +0.3, [0.0], -0.3, -0.7, -1.0, -1.3, -1.7, -2.0 (1/3EV increments)
White Balance Auto, [Multi-P Auto], Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Fluorescent, Manual Settings
ISO Setting [AUTO], ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Maximum ISO for ISO Auto AUTO 200, AUTO 400, AUTO 800, [AUTO 1600], AUTO 3200
Restore Default --
Plus Normal Shooting *1 [OFF], On
Dynamic Range Expansion *2 [AUTO], Very Weak, Weak, Medium, Strong
Soft Focus Options *3 [Strong], Weak
Hue *4 [Basic], Magenta, Yellow
Vignetting *5 OFF, Strong, [Weak]
Toy Color *5 OFF, [On]
Movie Size *6 [ [HD]1280], [VGA]640, [QVGA]320
Focus (Movie mode) *6 [Multi AF], Face Pr.Multi, Spot AF, ∞ (Infinity)
Density *7 Deep, [Normal], Light
Picture Quality/Size (Text mode) *7 [ [10M]4:3], [3M]4:3
  • *1)The options at the Creative Shooting mode.
  • *2)The options at [DR] in the Creative Shooting mode.
  • *3)The options at [Soft Focus] in the Creative Shooting mode.
  • *4)The options at [Cross Process] in the Creative Shooting mode.
  • *5)The options at [Toy Camera] in the Creative Shooting mode.
  • *6)The options at the Movie mode.
  • *7)The options at [TEXT] in the SCENE mode.

[Note] In the SCENE mode, it differs items in the Shooting menu from the chart above.

Answer ID: edc05099
Date created: February 18, 2011
Date modified: May 31, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware operations
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