Shooting in Various Scenes (PowerShot SX610 HS)

Article ID: ART100433 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Shooting in Various Scenes (PowerShot SX610 HS)


The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode.

Set the Shooting mode

1. Set the cameras mode switch to [ ], and press the power button.

2. Press the <FUNC./SET> [ ] button.

3. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [Shooting Mode] (If the settings have not been changed [ ] will be displayed).
Press the <FUNC./SET> [ ] button.

4. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose the desired shooting mode. ([Portrait] () has been selected in the example image below.)
Press the <FUNC./SET> [ ] button.

5. When the icon for the [Shooting Mode] you want appears in the top-right corner of the screen, the setting is complete.

Shooting Modes

Scene Shooting modeEffect
Shooting in Various ConditionsShoot portraits [Portrait] ( )Take shots of people with a softeningeffect.
Shoot evening scenes without using a tripod[Handheld NightScene] ( )Beautiful shots of evening scenes or portraits with evening scenery in the background, without the need to hold the camera very still (as with a tripod).
A single image is created by combining consecutive shots, reducing camera shake and image noise.
Shooting under Low Light[Low Light] ( )Shoot with minimal camera and subject shake even in low-light conditions.
Shoot with snowy backgrounds[Snow] ( )Bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds.
Shoot fireworks [Fireworks] ( )Vivid shots of fireworks.
Applying Special EffectsShoot in vivid colors[Super Vivid] ( )Shots in rich, vivid colors.
Posterized shots[Poster Effect] ( )Shots that resemble an old poster or illustration.
Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect [Fish-eye Effect] ( )Shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens.
Shots Resembling Miniature Models [Miniature Effect] ( )Creates the effect of a miniature model, by blurring image areas above and below your selected area.
Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect[Toy Camera Effect] ( )This effect makes images resemble shots from a toy camera by vignetting (darker, blurred image corners) and changing the overall color.
Shooting in Monochrome[Monochrome] ( )Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white.
Special Modes for Other PurposesAuto Shooting After Face Detection[Smart Shutter] ( )The camera can be set to shoot after detecting a smile [Smile Detection], wink [Wink Self-Timer], or the face of another person after they have entered the shooting area [Face Self-Timer].
Shooting Long Exposures[Long Shutter] ( )Specify a shutter speed of 1 15 seconds to shoot long exposures. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to prevent camera shake.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting [High-speed Burst] ( )You can shoot a series of shots in rapid succession by holding the shutter button all the way down.
Shooting in Program AE [ ] ModeYou can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting style.

  • [Handheld NightScene] ()
-Subjects appear larger compared to other modes.
-Shots may look grainy because the ISO speed is increased to suit the shooting conditions.
-Because the camera will shoot continuously, hold it steady while shooting.
-Excessive camera shake or certain shooting conditions may prevent you from obtaining the desired results.
- When you use a tripod for evening scenes, shooting in [ ] mode instead of [ [ ] mode will give better results.
  • [Fireworks] ()
Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still and prevent camera shake. Additionally, you should set [IS Mode] to [Off] when using a tripod or other means to secure the camera.
- Although no frames are displayed when you press the shutter button halfway, optimal focus is still determined.
  • [Low Light] ()
- Recording pixel setting is [M] (2592 x 1944) and cannot be changed.
  • [Long Shutter] ()
-Set [IS Mode] to [Off] when using a tripod or other means to secure the camera.
  • In the [Super Vivid] (), [Poster Effect] (), [Fish-eye Effect] (), [Miniature Effect] (), and [Toy Camera Effect] () modes, try taking some test shots first, to make sure you obtain the desired results.



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