Canon PowerShot SX280 HS User Guide (en)

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Cover 
Preliminary Notes 
and Legal Information
Contents: Basic 
Operations
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Using GPS 
Function
Auto Mode/
Hybrid Auto Mode
Other Shooting 
Modes
Tv, Av, and M 
Mode
Playback Mode
Wi-Fi Functions
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
Basic Guide
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Recording to the memory card takes too long, or continuous shooting 
is slower.
Use the camera to perform low-level formatting of the memory card (
Shooting settings or FUNC. menu settings are not available.
Available setting items vary by shooting mode. Refer to “Functions Available in Each 
 – 
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The Babies or Children icon does not display.
The Babies and Children icons will not display if the birthday is not set in face 
information (
), or make sure that the date/time are set 
Shooting Movies
The elapsed time shown is incorrect, or recording is interrupted.
Use the camera to format the memory card, or switch to a card that supports high-
speed recording. Note that even if the elapsed time display is incorrect, the length 
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[ ] is displayed and shooting stops automatically.
The camera’s internal memory buffer filled up as the camera could not record to the
memory card quickly enough. Try one of the following measures.
Use the camera to perform low-level formatting of the memory card (
Lower the image quality (
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Zooming is not possible.
Zooming is not possible when shooting movies in [
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Subjects look distorted.
Subjects that pass in front of the camera quickly may look distorted. This is not a 
malfunction.
The screen looks dark, or recorded movies look dark.
In low-light conditions such as indoor scenes, the screen and recorded movies may 
look darker at [
Subjects in shots look too dark.
Set the flash mode to [
h] (
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Adjust brightness by using exposure compensation (
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Adjust contrast by using i-Contrast (
).
Use AE lock or spot metering (
).
Subjects look too bright, highlights are washed-out.
Set the flash mode to [
!] (
Adjust brightness by using exposure compensation (
).
Use AE lock or spot metering (
).
Reduce the lighting on subjects.
Shots look too dark despite the flash firing (
Shoot within flash range (
Adjust brightness by using flash exposure compensation or changing the flash output
Increase the ISO speed (
).
Subjects in flash shots look too bright, highlights are washed-out.
Shoot within flash range (
Set the flash mode to [
!] (
Adjust brightness by using flash exposure compensation or changing the flash output
White dots or similar image artifacts appear in flash shots.
This is caused by light from the flash reflecting off dust or airborne particles.
Shots look grainy.
High ISO speeds in some shooting modes may cause grainy images (
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) in flash shots. For best results, have subjects look at the red-eye reduction
lamp. Also try increasing the lighting in indoor scenes and shooting at closer range.
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