Taking Pictures (Smart Auto)
•What if the color and brightness of the images do not turn out as
The scene icon (p.187) that appears on the screen may not match the actual
scene. If this happens, try shooting in G mode (p.83).
•What if white and gray frames appear when you point the camera toward
A white frame appears on the face or subject that the camera detected as the
main subject, while gray frames appear on other detected faces. The frames will
follow the subjects within a certain range.
If the subject moves, however, the gray frames will disappear, leaving only the
•What if a frame does not appear on the subject you want to shoot?
The subject may not be detected, and frames may appear on the background.
If this happens, try shooting in G mode (p.83).
•What if a blue frame appears when you press the shutter button halfway?
A blue frame appears when a moving subject is detected; the focus and
exposure will continuously adjust (Servo AF).
•What if a flashing appears?
Attach the camera to a tripod so that the camera does not move and blur the image.
•What if the camera does not play any sounds?
Pressing the p button while turning on the camera power will turn off all sounds.
To turn the sounds on, press the n button to choose [Mute] from the 3
tab, then press the qr buttons to choose [Off].
•What if the image comes out dark even if the flash fired when shooting?
The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. The effective flash range is
approximately 30cm – 4.0 m (12 in. – 13 ft.) from the end of the lens at
maximum wide angle (j), and approximately 50cm – 2.0 m (1.6 – 6.6 ft.) from
the end of the lens at maximum telephoto (i).
•What if the camera beeps once when the shutter button is pressed
Your subject may be too close. When the camera is at maximum wide angle
(j), move about 3cm (1.2 in.) or more away from your subject and shoot.
Move about 50cm (1.6 ft.) or more away when the camera is at maximum
•What if the lamp lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may light when shooting
in dark areas.
•What if the h icon blinks when you try to shoot?
The flash is charging. You can shoot when recharging ends.