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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Shutter Button
To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter 
button halfway down, and once the subject is in focus, press the button all 
the way down to shoot.
In this manual, shutter button operations are described as pressing the 
button halfway or all the way down.
1
  Press halfway. (Press lightly to 
focus.)
z
z
Press the shutter button halfway. The 
camera beeps twice, and AF frames are 
displayed around image areas in focus.
2
  Press all the way down. (From 
the halfway position, press fully 
to shoot.)
X
X
The camera shoots, as a shutter sound 
is played.
z
z
Keep the camera still until the shutter 
sound ends.
Images may be out of focus if you shoot without initially pressing the 
shutter button halfway.
Length of shutter sound playback varies depending on the time 
required for the shot. It may take longer in some shooting scenes, 
and images will be blurry if you move the camera (or the subject 
moves) before the shutter sound ends.
Shooting Modes
Use the mode dial to access each shooting mode.
P, Tv, Av, and M Modes
Take a variety of shots 
using your preferred 
settings (
).
Movie Mode
For shooting movies 
You can also shoot 
movies when the mode 
dial is not set to Movie 
mode, simply by pressing 
the movie button.
Auto Mode
Hybrid Auto Mode
Fully automatic shooting, with 
camera-determined settings 
).
Scene Mode
Shoot with optimal settings for 
specific scenes (
Creative Filters Mode
Add a variety of effects to images 
when shooting (
).
Sports Mode
Shoot continuously as the camera 
focuses on moving subjects 
Discreet Mode
Shoot without the flash
or camera sounds 
Live View Control Mode
Customize image brightness or 
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