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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Flash
Still Images
Activating Flash
You can have the flash fire for each shot. For details on the flash range, see
Configure the setting.
z
z
Press the <
r> button, choose [h] (either 
press the <
q><r> buttons or turn the 
<
5> dial), and then press the <m> 
button.
X
X
If the flash is down, it will be raised
automatically.
Still Images
Shooting with Slow Synchro
With this option, the flash fires to increase the brightness of the main
subject (such as people) while the camera shoots at a slow shutter speed to 
increase the brightness of the background that is out of the flash range.
For details on the flash range, see “Flash Range” (
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 Configure the setting.
z
z
Press the <
r> button, choose [Z] (either 
press the <
q><r> buttons or turn the 
<
5> dial), and then press the <m> 
button.
X
X
If the flash is down, it will be raised
automatically.
X
X
Once the setting is complete, [
Z] is 
displayed.
Still Images
Movies
Changing the Focus Setting
You can change default camera operation of constantly focusing on subjects 
it is aimed at, even when the shutter button is not pressed. Instead, you can 
limit camera focusing to the moment you press the shutter button halfway.
z
z
Press the <
n> button, choose 
[Continuous AF] on the [
4] tab, and then 
choose [Off] (
).
On
Helps avoid missing sudden photo 
opportunities, because the camera 
constantly focuses on subjects until you 
press the shutter button halfway.
Off Conserves battery power, because the 
camera does not focus constantly.
Still Images
Movies
Shooting with the AF Lock
The focus can be locked. After you lock the focus, the focal position will not 
change even when you release your finger from the shutter button.
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  Lock the focus.
z
z
With the shutter button pressed halfway, 
press the <
q> button.
X
X
The focus is now locked, and [
f] and 
the MF indicator are displayed.
z
z
To unlock the focus, after you release 
the shutter button, press the <
q> button 
again and choose [ ] (either press the 
<
q><r> buttons or turn the <5> dial).
2
  Compose the shot and shoot.
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