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
Specific Aperture Values ([Av] Mode)
Set your preferred aperture value before shooting as follows. The camera 
automatically adjusts the shutter speed to suit your aperture value.
1
  Enter [B] mode.
z
z
Set the mode dial to [
B].
2
  Set the aperture value.
z
z
Turn the <
5> dial to set the aperture 
value.
Orange display of shutter speeds when you press the shutter button 
halfway indicates that the settings deviate from standard exposure. 
Adjust the aperture value until the shutter speed is displayed in 
white, or use safety shift (see below).
[
B]: Aperture value (size of the opening made by the iris in the lens)
To avoid exposure problems in [
M] and [B] modes, you can have the 
camera automatically adjust the shutter speed or aperture value, even when 
standard exposure cannot otherwise be obtained. Press the <
n> button 
and set [Safety Shift] on the [
4] tab to [On] (
However, safety shift is disabled when the flash fires.
Still Images
Specific Shutter Speeds ([Tv] Mode)
Set your preferred shutter speed before shooting as follows. The camera 
automatically adjusts the aperture value to suit your shutter speed.
1
  Enter [M] mode.
z
z
Set the mode dial to [
M].
2
  Set the shutter speed.
z
z
Turn the <
5> dial to set the shutter 
speed.
With shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower, there will be a delay 
before you can shoot again, as images are processed to remove 
noise.
When shooting at low shutter speeds on a tripod, you should set [IS 
Mode] to [Off] (
).
Maximum shutter speed with the flash is 1/2000 second. If you
specify a faster speed, the camera will automatically reset the speed 
to 1/2000 second before shooting.
With shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower, ISO speed is [ ] and 
cannot be changed.
Orange display of aperture values when you press the shutter 
button halfway indicates that the settings deviate from standard 
exposure. Adjust the shutter speed until the aperture value is 
[
M]: Time value
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