Canon sx260hs User Manual (en)

Shooting in Smart Auto Mode
Still Images/Movies
To activate the screen when the camera is on but the screen is blank, 
press the 
l button.
To restore camera sound if you have accidentally deactivated it (by 
holding the 
l button down while turning the camera on), press 
n button and choose [Mute] on the 3 tab, and then press 
qr buttons to choose [Off].
The camera makes a slight noise if shaken, but this is the sound of 
the lens moving and does not indicate mechanical damage.
Still Images
A flashing 
 icon warns that images are more likely to be blurred 
by camera shake. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take 
other measures to keep it still.
If your shots are dark despite the flash firing, move closer to the 
subject. For details on the flash range, see “Specifications” in the 
Getting Started guide.
The subject may be too close if the camera only beeps once when 
you press the shutter button halfway. For details on the focusing 
range (shooting range), see “Specifications” in the Getting Started 
To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may be 
activated when shooting in low-light conditions.
A blinking 
h icon displayed when you attempt to shoot indicates that 
shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging. 
Shooting can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press 
the shutter button all the way down and wait, or release it and press 
it again.
Restart the camera if the message [Wrong flash position. Restart the 
camera] displayed, which indicates that your finger or some other 
object is obstructing the movement of the flash.
The flash firing during shots indicates that the camera has automatically 
attempted to ensure optimal colors in the main subject and background (Multi-
area White Balance).
The shutter sound will not be played when the Sleeping and Babies (Sleeping) 
icons (p. 59) are displayed.