Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Black User Manual (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
Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF)
Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows.
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  Choose [Tracking AF].
z
z
[Tracking AF].
X
X
[ ] is displayed in the center of the 
screen.
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  Choose a subject to focus on.
z
z
Aim the camera so that [ ] is on the 
desired subject, and then press the <
q> 
button.
X
X
When the subject is detected, the camera 
beeps and [ ] is displayed. Even if the 
subject moves, the camera will continue 
to track the subject within a certain range.
X
X
If no subject is detected, [ ] is 
displayed.
z
z
To cancel tracking, press the <
q> button 
again.
Still Images
Movies
Face AiAF
Detects people’s faces, and then sets the focus, exposure (evaluative 
metering only), and white balance ([ ] only).
After you aim the camera at the subject, a white frame is displayed 
around the person’s face determined by the camera to be the main 
subject, and up to two gray frames are displayed around other detected 
faces.
When the camera detects movement, frames will follow moving subjects, 
within a certain range.
After you press the shutter button halfway, up to nine green frames are 
displayed around faces in focus.
If faces are not detected, or when only gray frames are displayed 
(without a white frame), up to nine green frames are displayed in the 
areas in focus when you press the shutter button halfway.
If faces are not detected when Servo AF (
AF frame is displayed in the center of the screen when you press 
the shutter button halfway.
Examples of faces that cannot be detected:
Subjects that are distant or extremely close
Subjects that are dark or light
Faces in profile, at an angle, or partly hidden
The camera may misinterpret non-human subjects as faces.
No AF frames are displayed if the camera cannot focus when you 
press the shutter button halfway.
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