Canon PowerShot A580 2463B020 User Guide (en)

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You can set the exposure and focus separately.
 
This is effective when 
shooting on ski slopes, beaches and other scenes where there is an 
extremely strong contrast between the background and a backlit 
subject, or a mix of bright and dark areas. You can set an exposure 
that best matches the shot you wish to take.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)
Available Shooting Modes
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1
Turn on the LCD monitor.
2
Focus the camera on the subject on which you 
wish to lock the exposure setting.
3
Lock the exposure and shoot. 
Still Images:
1. 
Press the   button to select 
 (Off).
2. Press the shutter button halfway and press the 
 button.
• The exposure is locked and 
 displays.
3. Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired, and press 
the shutter button fully.
• To release the AE lock, press the 
 button again.
Movies: 
1. 
Press the 
 button.
• The exposure is locked (AE lock) and the exposure shift bar 
appears.
2. Use the 
 or 
 button to change the exposure and shoot.
• To release the AE lock, press the 
 button again. Pressing 
the MENU button or changing the white balance settings, My 
Colors settings or the shooting mode, also releases the AE 
lock.
Use the FE lock to shoot when you want to use the flash.