Locking the focus and exposure

Strong light/dark contrast and the subject being outside the auto focus area may make it difficult to achieve an appropriate exposure. Lock the focus or exposure and then take a photo. Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.

This feature is only available in some shooting modes.

Auto mode

Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the photo.

On the preview screen, tap MODE Auto.

Pro mode

Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and ISO value.

On the preview screen, tap MODE Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap to take a photo.

: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range.

: Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects. However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.

: Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.