Shooting subjects up close (PowerShot SX610 HS)

Article ID: ART100432 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Shooting subjects up close (PowerShot SX610 HS)


If you are shooting a subject at close range, and if the subject cannot be easily focused within the normal shooting range, switching from the normal mode to the [Macro] () mode will make it easier to focus on the subject.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program] ().
  • The edges of the image may darken if the flash fires.
For more information on the shooting distance of each [Focusing Range] and the shooting modes in which [Focusing Range] settings cannot be made, please refer to the table at the end of the page.

1. Press the <Power> button to turn the camera on.

2. Press the <Macro> () button.

3. The following screen appears.

Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [Macro] (), and then press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

Once the setting is complete, [Macro] () is displayed on the LCD Monitor.

  • Try attaching the camera to a tripod and shooting in [Self-Timer] () mode to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image.
  • The screen indications when operating the <Zoom lever> in [Macro] () mode are as follows.
When you move the <Zoom lever>, the [Zoom bar] appears on the screen.
In the yellow bar display area below the zoom bar, () will turn gray and the camera will not focus.

The shooting distance for each [Focusing Range] is as shown in the following table (from the end of the lens). If you shoot beyond the following ranges, the subject may be out of focus.
Also, the [Focusing Range] cannot be set in some shooting modes. Please see the following table for details.
ModelShooting distanceShooting modes in which [Focusing Range] cannot be set
PowerShot SX610 HS5 cm - (2.0 in. - infinity)(W)*5 - 50cm (2.0 in. 1.6 ft.)(W)3 m (9.8 ft. - infinity) (W)* , , , , , ,
1.0 m (3.3 ft. - infinity) (T)**3 m - (9.8 ft. - infinity) (T)**
* (W): When turning the zoom lever toward ( ) to the maximum wide angle side (Max. wide angle).
** (T): When turning the loom lever toward (
) to the maximum telephoto side (Max. telephoto).



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