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
P Mode
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Still Images
Movies
Trying the Camera Out
Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or 
movies, and then view them.
Shooting (Smart Auto)
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes,
simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
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  Turn the camera on.
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z
Press the power button.
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X
The startup screen is displayed.
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  Enter [
] mode.
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z
Set the mode dial to [
].
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z
Aim the camera at the subject. The 
camera will make a slight clicking noise 
as it determines the scene.
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Icons representing the scene and image 
stabilization mode are displayed in the 
upper left of the screen.
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X
Frames displayed around any detected 
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
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  Compose the shot.
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z
To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move 
the zoom lever toward <
i> (telephoto), 
and to zoom away from the subject, move 
it toward <
j> (wide angle).
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 Shoot.
Shooting Still Images
Focus.
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z
Press the shutter button lightly, halfway 
down. The camera beeps twice after 
focusing, and AF frames are displayed to 
indicate image areas in focus.
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X
The flash automatically rises in low-light
conditions.
Shoot.
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z
Press the shutter button all the way 
down.
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X
As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is 
played, and in low-light conditions when 
the flash is up, it fires automatically.
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Keep the camera still until the shutter 
sound ends.
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Your shot is only displayed until the 
camera is ready to shoot again.
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