Zooming Automatically as the Subject Moves (Auto Zoom) (PowerShot SX610 HS)
Article ID: ART100528 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Zooming Automatically as the Subject Moves (Auto Zoom) (PowerShot SX610 HS)


In [ ] mode, the camera automatically zooms in and out to keep a detected face at a constant size. If the person moves closer, the camera automatically zooms out, and vice versa. This size can also be adjusted, as needed.
  • The following section explains the setting procedures when the cameras shooting mode has been set to [ ].
  • [Auto Zoom] can only be set in [Auto] () or [Hybrid Auto] () mode.

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

2. Enter Auto Zoom mode.
Press the [ ] button.
[ ] is displayed.

  • A white frame is displayed around the detected face, and the camera zooms in and out automatically to keep the subject on the screen.
  • If more than one face is detected, a white frame is displayed around the main subjects face and gray frames are displayed around up to two more faces. The camera zooms in and out automatically to keep the subjects on the screen.

3. Shoot.
  • Even after your shot, the frame is still displayed and the camera continues to zoom automatically.
  • Press the [ ] button again. [ ] is displayed and Auto Zoom is disabled.
  • Faces may not be detected at some zoom factors, or if the subjects head is tilted or facing the camera indirectly.
  • You can also zoom in or out with the zoom lever, but the original zoom factor will be restored in a few seconds after you release the lever.
  • Auto Zoom is disabled in the following situations.
- When changing shooting modes.
- When the <MENU> button, movie button [ ], or [ ] are pressed.
- When [ ] is pressed while the flash is raised.
  • If the person whose face is detected moves toward the edge of the screen, the camera zooms out to keep the person in view.
  • The zoom factor cannot be changed after you press the shutter button all the way down in self-timer mode.
  • In order to display the subject on the screen consistently when the subject is moving or in certain shooting conditions, the face may not be displayed at a constant size.
  • When no face is detected, the camera zooms to a certain level and stops zooming until a face is detected.