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
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
When focusing is not possible in AF mode, use manual focus. You can 
specify the general focal position and then press the shutter button halfway 
to have the camera determine the optimal focal position near the position 
you specified. For details on the focusing range, see “Shooting Range”
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  Choose [f].
z
z
Press the <
q> button, choose [f] 
(either press the <
q><r> buttons or turn 
the <
5> dial), and then press the <m> 
button.
X
X
[
f] and the MF indicator are displayed.
2
  Specify the general focal 
position.
z
z
Referring to the on-screen MF indicator 
bar (which shows the distance and focal 
position) and the magnified display area,
press the <
o><p> buttons or turn the 
<
5> dial to specify the general focal 
position, and then press the <
m> button.
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  Fine-tune the focus.
z
z
Press the shutter button halfway to have 
the camera fine-tune the focal position
(Safety MF).
MF Indicator
Shooting Range and Focusing
Still Images
Shooting Close-ups (Macro)
To restrict the focus to subjects at close range, set the camera to [
e]. For 
z
z
Press the <
q> button, choose [e] (either 
press the <
q><r> buttons or turn the 
<
5> dial), and then press the <m> 
button.
X
X
Once the setting is complete, [
e] is 
displayed.
If the flash fires, vignetting may occur.
Be careful to avoid damaging the lens.
In the yellow bar display area below the zoom bar, [
e] will turn gray 
and the camera will not focus.
To prevent camera shake, try mounting the camera on a tripod and shooting 
with the camera set to [
[] (
).
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