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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When you focus manually, the AF frame mode (
) is [Center] 
and AF frame size (
) is [Normal], and these settings cannot 
be changed.
) or digital 
tele-converter (
), or when using a TV as a display (
), 
but the magnified display will not appear.
To focus more accurately, try attaching the camera to a tripod to stabilize it.
To hide the magnified display area, press the <
n> button and set [MF-
Point Zoom] on the [
4] tab to [Off] (
To deactivate automatic focus fine-tuning when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, press the <
n> button and set [Safety MF] on the [4] tab to [Off] 
(
).
Still Images
Movies
Digital Tele-Converter
The focal length of the lens can be increased by approximately 1.5x or 2.0x. 
This can reduce camera shake because the shutter speed is faster than it would 
be if you zoomed (including using digital zoom) in to the same zoom factor.
z
z
Press the <
n> button, choose 
[Digital Zoom] on the [
4] tab, and then 
choose the desired option (
X
X
The view is enlarged and the zoom factor 
is displayed on the screen.
The respective focal lengths when using [1.5x] and [2.0x] are 37.5 – 750 mm 
and 50.0 – 1000 mm (35mm film equivalent).
The shutter speed may be equivalent when you move the zoom lever all the 
way toward <
i> for maximum telephoto, and when you zoom in to enlarge 
the subject to the same size following step 2 in “Zooming In Closer on Subjects 
Still Images
Movies
Changing the AF Frame Mode
Change the AF (auto focus) frame mode to suit the shooting conditions as 
follows.
z
z
Press the <
n> button, choose [AF 
Frame] on the [
4] tab, and then choose 
the desired option (
).
Still Images
Movies
Center
One AF frame is displayed in the center. Effective for reliable focusing.
A yellow AF frame is displayed with [ ] if the camera cannot focus 
when you press the shutter button halfway.
To reduce the AF frame size, press the <
n> button and set [AF Frame 
Size] on the [
The AF frame size is set to [Normal] when you use the digital zoom (
).
To compose shots so that subjects are positioned at the edge or in a corner, 
first aim the camera to capture the subject in an AF frame, and then hold
the shutter button halfway down. As you continue to hold the shutter button 
halfway, recompose the shot as desired, and then press the shutter button all 
the way down (Focus Lock).
If [Face ID] is set to [On], names will not display when registered people are 
detected, but the names will be recorded in the still images (
).
The AF frame position is enlarged when you press the shutter button halfway 
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