Things to watch out for when taking pictures

åPressing the shutter button down half way.

Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery charge. Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture.

[Lightly press the shutter button]

[Press the shutter button]

åThe available memory capacity may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.

åWhen the Flash Off, Slow synchro mode or DIS mode is selected in a low lighting condition, the camera shake warning indicator

( \ ) may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case use a tripod to support the camera on a solid surface or change to flash shot mode.

åShooting against the light : It is best to take pictures with the sun behind you. Taking pictures against the sun may make the picture come out dark. To take a picture against the light, please use the [Backlight] in scene shooting mode

(p.25), fill-in flash (p.33), spot metering

(p.44), exposure compensation (p.39) or ACB (p.47) function.

åAvoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image.

åCompose the image by using the LCD monitor.åUnder certain conditions the auto focus system may not perform as expected.-When photographing a subject that has little contrast.-If the subject is highly reflective or shiny.-If the subject is moving at high speed.-When there is strong reflected light, or when the background is very bright.

-When the subject matter has only horizontal lines or the subject is very narrow (such as a stick or flagpole).

-When the surroundings are dark.