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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2
 Shoot.
z
z
Even after the flash fires, ensure that
the main subject does not move until the 
shutter sound is finished playing.
Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still 
and prevent camera shake. Additionally, you should set [IS Mode] 
to [Off] when using a tripod or other means to hold the camera still 
Still Images
Adjusting the Flash Exposure Compensation
), you can adjust the 
flash exposure from –2 to +2 stops, in 1/3-stop increments.
z
z
Press the <
m> button, choose [X] in 
the menu, and adjust the setting by either 
pressing the <
o><p> buttons or turning 
the <
X
X
The correction level you specified is now
displayed.
When there is a risk of overexposure, the camera automatically adjusts the 
shutter speed or aperture value during the flash shots to reduce washed-
out highlights and shoot at optimal exposure. However, you can deactivate 
automatic adjustment of the shutter speed and aperture value by accessing 
<
n> (
) and setting [Safety FE] in [Flash Settings] on the [
4] tab 
to [Off].
You can also configure the flash exposure compensation by accessing <
n> 
(
4] tab.
You can also access the [Flash Settings] <
n> screen by pressing the 
<
r> button and then the <n> button.
Still Images
Shooting with the FE Lock
Just as with the AE lock (
), you can lock the exposure for the flash
shots.
1
 Set the flash to [h] (
).
2
 Lock the flash 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
The flash fires, and when [ ] is displayed, 
the flash output level is retained.
z
z
To unlock FE, release the shutter button 
and press the <
o> button again. In this 
case, [ ] is no longer displayed.
3
  Compose the shot and shoot.
z
z
After one shot, FE is unlocked and [ ] is 
no longer displayed.
FE: Flash Exposure
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