Selecting shooting modes PowerShot SX10 IS.

Article ID: ART103781 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Selecting shooting modes PowerShot SX10 IS.


Selecting a Still Image Shooting Mode

You can take an optimal picture simply by selecting the appropriate shooting mode.

Turn the Mode Dial to the desired shooting mode. Below is a table of the shooting modes that are available.

1. With the camera mode switch set to SCN, or modes.

2. Use the <Control Dail> by rotating it, to select a Shooting Mode. You can shoot right after selecting an option. The menu displays again after the shot, allowing you to change the settings easily.

The display will return to the shooting screen and the icon of the selected shooting mode will appear on the LCD monitor.


Leaves almost all of the settings choices up to the camera.


Produces a soft effect when photographing people.


Optimized for shooting landscape scenes which contain near and far subjects.

Night Snapshot

Use this to take snapshots of people against twilight or night backgrounds to reduce the effects of camera shake even without using a tripod.


Shoots continuous images with autofocus. Well suited for shooting moving subjects (you can change the continuous shooting settings).



Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject's true color when shooting under fluorescent or tungsten lighting.


Selects the optimal ISO speed, white balance and color balance to capture fish and other items in an indoor aquarium.

Night Scene*

Allows you to capture human subjects against the backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The flash is directed at the person and the shutter speed is slow, so the person and the background can be beautifully shot.


Shoots trees and leaves - such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms - in vivid colors.


Shoots without a blue tinge and without making people appear dark against a snowy background.


Shoots without making people appear dark near water or sand where reflected sunlight is strong.


Captures fireworks in the sky sharply and at optimal exposure.

Color Accent

Use this option to have only the color specified in the LCD monitor remain and to transform all other colors to black and white.

Color Swap

Use this option to transform a color specified in the LCD monitor into another color.


Selects the highest possible ISO speed (3200, twice the ISO 1600 speed) and increases the shutter speed to minimize blurring of moving subjects and camera shake, even in low light conditions. Recording pixels are fixed at M3 (1600 x 1200)

Stitch Assist

Allows you to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer.


Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button. Apart from [Standard] mode, you can also select from [ Fast Frame Rate] which is suitable for shooting sports or fast motion and [Compact] which is convenient for email attachments.

P, Tv, Av, M

You can freely select camera settings such as the exposure and aperture value to suit your shooting purposes.

Fo Av, Tv, and M modes use the control dial to change shutter speed and aperture values. For the M or Manual mode press the button to switch between changing aperture and shutter speed.



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