Sony DSCS950P User Manual (en)

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Basic techniques for better images
The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when 
using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps.
The “Red-eye phenomenon”
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the 
back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
How can the “Red-eye phenomenon” be reduced?
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 46).
• Select 
 (High Sensitivity) with the mode dial* (page 29). (The flash is turned off automatically.)
• When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch] on the viewing menu 
(page 50) or with the supplied software “PMB”.
The “White circular spots”
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are 
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
• Select 
 (High Sensitivity) with the mode dial*. (The flash is turned off automatically.)
* Even though the mode dial is set to 
 (High Sensitivity), the shutter speed might be slower under low-
light conditions, or in a dark place. In that case, use a tripod or hold your arms firmly at your side after 
pressing the shutter button.
Flash
On using the flash
Camera
Eye
Retina
Camera
Subject
Particles (dust, pollen, 
etc.) in the air