How do I release the shutter automatically using the self-timer and Smart Shutter? (PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS)
Article ID: ART111799 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Solution

The camera can release the shutter automatically without pressing the shutter button.

Using the self-timer

The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the photographer or to prevent camera shake when pressing the shutter button.

Restrictions with the self-timer function in certain shooting modes

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


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


3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select [Self-Timer].

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


4. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down, and select from [10 sec. Self-Timer] (), [2 sec. Self-Timer] () or [Custom Timer] ().

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

reference:

  • If [Custom Timer] () is selected, you can set the delay to between 0 and 30 seconds, and the number of shots to between 1 and 10 shots.

To make the setting, press the <> button to set [Delay] and [Shots].



Please note that when the camera is in the following modes, there are restrictions to the available self-timer functions.
... Cannot be set
... 0-second delay cannot be set
... No restrictions
ModelSelf-timerShooting mode
PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS 
[Delay]
[Shots]
Using Smart Shutter

If you set the [Rec. Mode] to [Smart Shutter] (), the camera will use the face-detection function to perform various types of automatic shooting.

Shooting modes in which automatic shooting is possible using Smart Shutter

1. Set the <Mode Switch> to [Shooting] () and then press the <Power> button.


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


3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional buttons> up or down to select [Rec. Mode] (If no changes have been made so far, [Program] () will be displayed).

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


4. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select [Smart Shutter] ().

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


5. The following screen appears.

Press the <> button.


6. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> left or right, select a shooting mode from [Smile] (), [Wink Self-Timer] (), and [Face Self-Timer] (). For details on the shooting modes that can be set for [Smart Shutter], refer to the following table.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select the number of shots.

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


FunctionDescriptionSupplemental Information
[Smile]
()
The camera will shoot, even without pressing the shutter button, when it detects a smile.- Each time the camera detects a smile, it will shoot after the lamp lights.
- If a smile is not detected, facing the camera and smiling with the mouth open to show some teeth will make it easier for the camera to detect the smile.
- You should switch to another mode when you finish shooting, or the camera will continue taking shots each time the camera detects a smile.
- You can also shoot by pressing the shutter button.
[Wink Self-Timer]
()
Point the camera at a person and press the shutter button fully. The camera will shoot approximately two seconds after it detects a wink.- Wink a bit slowly.
- A wink may not be detected if eyes are covered by hair or a hat, or when wearing glasses.
- Shutting eyes will also be detected as a wink.
- If a wink is not detected, the camera will automatically shoot after about 15 seconds later.
- If there are no people in the shot when the shutter button is pressed fully, the camera will shoot after a person enters the shot and winks.
[Face Self-Timer]
()
The shutter will release approximately two seconds after the camera detects a new face. You can use this when the photographer wants to be in the image, such as a group photo.- To stop shooting after the timer starts, press the <> button.
- If the camera cannot detect the face of a new subject that has entered the shot, it will shoot after about 15 seconds later.

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