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[Question] What is the [Soft Focus] in the Creative Shooting mode ?

This mode takes a picture with soft focus effects similar to those created by soft focus lenses. The amount of softening option is available from [Weak] or [Strong].

Softfocus image
Soft focus example (left), normal image example (right)

The Soft focus option is located in the Creative mode.

Creative mode > Soft focus
For the Creative Shooting mode operations, see the FAQ below.

What is the [Creative Shooting mode] ?

For changing the amount of softening, follow the procedures below.

    • 1When [Soft focus] 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).

      Soft Focus Options in the Shooting tab

    • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right to choose the [Soft Focus Options]. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right again to show the options.
    •  Strong or Weak

      Choose [Weak] or [Strong] 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.


    • The soft focus effect will differ slightly between on the confirmation screen that is displayed immediately after shooting and on the final image.
    • [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 an image take with soft focus effect. 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 soft focus image and a normal image will be displayed.
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For the available settings for Shooting menu / Setup menu in the Soft Focus mode, see the chart in the FAQ below.
Available [Shooting menu] chart in each shooting mode.
Available [Setup menu] chart in each shooting mode.

Answer ID: edc05503
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: February 18, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications

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