Setting ISO speed (PowerShot SX710 HS / PowerShot SX610 HS)
Article ID: ART100514 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Setting ISO speed (PowerShot SX710 HS / PowerShot SX610 HS)


Raise the [ISO speed] to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area.

  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
  • The following section explains the setting procedures when the cameras shooting mode has been set to [Program AE] ().
  • In some shooting modes it may not be possible to set the ISO speed.

For information on the shooting modes in which the ISO speed can be changed, please refer to the table at the end of the page.

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

2. Press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

3. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [ISO Speed] in the menu, and then press the [ ] or [ ] button.
(If the default settings have not been changed, [AUTO] () will be displayed.)

4. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose the desired ISO speed.

Overview of ISO Speed Settings

AUTOAutomatically adjusts the ISO speed to suit the shooting mode and conditions.
80, 100, 200Low

For shooting outdoors in fair weather.
400, 800For shooting in cloudy conditions, or at twilight.
1600, 3200For shooting night scenes, or in dark rooms.
Choose a higher ISO speed for higher sensitivity, or a lower value for lower sensitivity.

5. Press the [ ] button to complete the setting.
The setting you selected will appear on the screen.

  • To view the automatically determined ISO speed when you have set the ISO speed to [AUTO], press the shutter button halfway.
  • Although choosing a lower ISO speed may reduce image graininess, there may be a greater risk of subject and camera shake in some shooting conditions.
  • Choosing a higher ISO speed will increase shutter speed, which may reduce subject and camera shake and increase the flash range. However, shots may look grainy.

The shooting modes in which the ISO speed can be set are shown in the table below:
ModelShooting Mode
PowerShot SX710 HS , , ,
PowerShot SX610 HS