6Shooting Portraits at Night

To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.

Shooting Tips

Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.

When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake.

Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.

Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).

Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.

Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.

If the self-timer is also used, the self-timer lamp will flash after the picture is taken.