Shooting in Hybrid Auto Mode (PowerShot SX610 HS)

Article ID: ART100435 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Shooting in Hybrid Auto Mode (PowerShot SX610 HS)


You can make a short movie of the day just by shooting still images. The camera records 2 4-second clips of scenes before each shot, which are later combined in a digest movie.
The procedure for shooting in Hybrid Auto mode is explained below.

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

2. Set the mode switch to [ ].

3. Compose the shot.
  • To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move the zoom lever toward [ ] (telephoto), and to zoom away from the subject, move it toward [ ] (wide angle). (A zoom bar showing the zoom position is displayed, along with the area in focus.)
Zoom Bar
Focus Range (approx.)

4. Focus.
  • Press the shutter button halfway. The camera beeps twice after focusing, and AF frames are displayed to indicate image areas in focus.
  • Several AF frames are displayed when multiple areas are in focus.
  • For more impressive digest movies, aim the camera at subjects about four seconds before shooting still images.
  • If [Raise the flash] is displayed, move the [Flash] switch to raise the flash. If you prefer not to use the flash, push it down with your finger, into the camera.

5. Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot
  • As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is played, and in low-light conditions when you have raised the flash, it fires automatically.
  • After displaying your shot, the camera will revert to the shooting screen.
  • The camera records a still image and movie clip. The clip, which ends with the still image and a shutter sound, forms a single chapter in the digest movie.

  • Battery life is shorter in this mode than in [ ] mode, because digest movies are recorded for each shot.
  • A digest movie may not be recorded if you shoot a still image immediately after turning the camera on, choosing [ ] mode, or operating the camera in other ways.
  • Camera operating sounds will be recorded in digest movies.
  • Digest movie quality is [ ] and cannot be changed.
  • Sounds are not played when you press the shutter button halfway or trigger the self-timer.
  • Digest movies are saved as separate movie files in the following cases even if they were recorded on the same day in [ ] mode.
-- The digest movie file size reaches approximately 4 GB, or the total recording time reaches approximately 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
-- The digest movie is protected.
-- Daylight saving time or time zone settings are changed.
-- A new folder is created.
  • Recorded shutter sounds cannot be modified or erased.
  • If you prefer to record digest movies without still images, adjust the setting in advance. Choose <MENU> -> [ ] tab -> [Digest Type] -> [No Stills].
  • Individual chapters can be edited



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