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
Locking Image Brightness/Exposure  
(AE Lock)
Before shooting, you can lock the exposure, or you can specify focus and 
exposure separately.
1
  Lock the exposure.
z
z
Aim the camera at the subject to shoot 
with the exposure locked. With the 
shutter button pressed halfway, press the 
<
o> button.
X
X
[ ] is displayed, and the exposure is 
locked.
z
z
To unlock AE, release the shutter button 
and press the <
o> button again. In this 
case, [ ] is no longer displayed.
2
  Compose the shot and shoot.
z
z
After one shot, AE is unlocked and [ ] is 
no longer displayed.
AE: Auto Exposure
After the exposure is locked, you can adjust the combination of shutter speed 
and aperture value by turning the <
5> dial (Program Shift).
Still Images
Changing the Metering Method
Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting 
conditions as follows.
z
z
Press the <
m> button, choose [ ] in 
the menu, and choose the desired option 
(
).
X
X
The option you configured is now
displayed.
Evaluative
For typical shooting conditions, including backlit shots. 
Automatically adjusts exposure to match the shooting conditions.
Center 
Weighted Avg.
Determines the average brightness of light across the entire 
image area, calculated by treating brightness in the central area 
as more important.
Spot
Metering restricted to within the [
] (Spot AE Point frame), 
displayed in the center of the screen.
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