In auto mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the subject. The
scene mode selected by the camera is shown by an icon in the display.
Human portrait subject
Landscape or cityscape
Portrait subject framed against a dark background
close to the camera
Poorly-lit landscape or cityscape.
does not fall into the categories listed above.
01. Select Auto mode.
Rotate the mode dial to "Auto."
02. Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of the frame.
At default settings, the camera will automatically detect portrait subjects and position
the focus point accordingly.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. If the subject
is poorly lit, the flash may pop up and the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist
the focus operation.
04. If the camera is able to focus, the selected focus area will be highlighted in
green and a beep will sound (a beep may not sound if the subject is moving). If the
camera is unable to focus, the focus area will be displayed in red.
Smoothly press the shutterrelease button the rest of the way
down to release the shutter and record the photograph.
Pictures can also be taken using touch controls. Tap a subject anywhere in the frame
to focus and release the shutter.
After the shutter is released, the memory card access lamp will light and the photograph
will be displayed in the monitor for a few seconds (the photo will automatically clear
from the display when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway). Do not eject
the memory card or remove the battery until the lamp has gone out and recording is
1: Memory card access lamp
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